Open Thread – Weekend 4 March 2023


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cohenite
March 6, 2023 6:51 pm

Perreparrot is fu.ked; minns has come out and said they’ll have to keep Eraring open, others as well, maybe build another one and Parrot has said no way will he d that. What a retard.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2023 6:53 pm

You get this with these people. They can’t conceptualize numbers and quantities. One, two, three, many.

Hence the triumphant press releases about 100 MWh big batteries. Which are so enormous they can supply the grid for twenty seconds. These people can’t compute the difference between MWh and MW, nor the GW we get from the coal plants.

Same with water savings. Stuff which is so infinitesimal to be irrelevant gets awed treatment in the MSM. I suspect no journalism graduate in Australia has done more than year 9 mathematics this century. At least that’s how it seems.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2023 6:54 pm

Any tribes of exclusively gay primates competing for space I’m missing?

Yes.

Rival rugby clubs, but also “rapists and thieves”.

Cassie of Sydney
March 6, 2023 6:55 pm

“LGBTQIA+ existence predates religion

Hows it stack up against evolution?

It doesn’t. I suspect those few who did practice deviancy were dealt with harshly.

Any tribes of exclusively gay primates competing for space Im missing?

Nope.

Cassie of Sydney
March 6, 2023 6:56 pm

“Perreparrot is fu.ked; minns has come out and said they’ll have to keep Eraring open, others as well, maybe build another one and Parrot has said no way will he d that. What a retard.”

And that’s why they deserve to lose.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2023 6:57 pm

Perreparrot is fu.ked; minns has come out and said they’ll have to keep Eraring open, others as well, maybe build another one and Parrot has said no way will he d that. What a retard.

Boom.

Good riddance to COVID mania loving trash like Hard Buzard, Field Marshal Davey Elliot Imin Dada and Crazy Kezza Chant.

Of course, vote hard for Latham/PHON and John Ruddick/LDP.

Just sayin’

https://www.ldp.org.au/nsw_freedom

Tom
Tom
March 6, 2023 6:59 pm

Probably not a fully functioning adult.

Only a retard would think a solution to the Warragamba dam overflowing is to order Sydneysiders to turn on their kitchen taps and for Sydney Water to suspend billing.

Trade unions have left the idiots in charge, now that they no longer need members and super is providing the cashflow.

A three-year-old brat could come up with better.

Zipster
Zipster
March 6, 2023 6:59 pm
Cassie of Sydney
March 6, 2023 6:59 pm

Scott Morrison is a weasel. He’s now trying to backtrack on vaccine mandates.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2023 7:00 pm

Seems a bit…hyper-bowlic or even hyperbolic

Dear Haaretz reader,

Despite the hopes – and votes – of nearly half of Israel’s electorate, Benjamin Netanyahu won Israel’s last election and, since taking office as prime minister, he has spun into action together with his far-right partners, to implement a swathe of radical policies that threaten to change the nature of Israel’s democracy, perhaps irrevocably.

Israel’s newly empowered right wing, discarding its liberal right heritage, has swung towards nationalism, illiberalism and authoritarianism. We now have a serving prime minister who is simultaneously the subject of an ongoing criminal trial, and hoping to evade justice. We have a government pushing to undermine the rule of law in Israel, to end the separation of powers, the independence of the courts and judges, and to crush freedom of expression.

It is incumbent upon us to fight these policies and even worse proposals taking shape among members of the governing coalition. This fight must be informed by the unparalleled, and unafraid, reporting and analysis that has been our mission for over a century.

At Haaretz, our dedicated journalists are on the ground every day working to defend a free and democratic Israel– and the work we do depends on the support of readers like you. We invite you to become a partner in this essential work by subscribing now to Haaretz.com. We must act together, and we must act now.

Thank you,

Amos Schocken

Anyone with relatives in Israel or Palestine want to clue us in? Seems like a Washington Times like tantrum, but hey, does it have any legs? Or is it a Daily Expose scam for “buy me a coffee, I mean boathouse”.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2023 7:01 pm

Scott Morrison is a weasel. He’s now trying to backtrack on vaccine mandates.

It wasn’t compulsory, except when it was! How good is a vaccine mandate!?

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
March 6, 2023 7:01 pm

I suspect no journalism graduate in Australia has done more than year 9 mathematics this century. At least that’s how it seems.

Mathematics is very good at making you feel stupid. You get used to it and stop caring after a while, but the journos don’t persist long enough to get to that point. And they really don’t like feeling stupid, so they stick to things where they feel competent, the fluffy stuff where you never commit yourself so never discover you’re wrong.

It didn’t used to be like that. They used to be a hard-nosed cynical lot, sceptical about everything. Then came journalism degrees.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 6, 2023 7:01 pm

LGBTQIA+ existence predates religion

Hows it stack up against evolution?

Evolution doesn’t exist, no fossil remains have ever been found to suggest that it’s real.

Roger
Roger
March 6, 2023 7:02 pm

Kaye is not only malicious, he’s as thick as two planks.

I understand he’s an Australian “comedian.”

It goes with the territory.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 6, 2023 7:04 pm

Dot.

How many generations have sprung from their loins?
Dont make me mention the gargling thing again, some people were traumatized by the image that put in their heads.
Especially if you had the pyrate as the garglee.

calli
calli
March 6, 2023 7:04 pm

Scott Morrison is a weasel. He’s now trying to backtrack on vaccine mandates.

He tried that at the same time he was mandating them.

What makes him think it will work now?

Cassie of Sydney
March 6, 2023 7:05 pm

“Anyone with relatives in Israel or Palestine want to clue us in? “

I do, the protests are only happening in Tel Aviv, they’re not happening in Jerusalem or Haifa. And the protests are being egged on and probably funded by Biden’s WH. Biden is trying to overthrow Orban in Hungary and Bibi in Israel.

Oh and by the way, there’s no such country or place called “Palestine”. I think you mean Judea and Samaria, they are the correct names.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 6, 2023 7:05 pm

Scott Morrison is a weasel. He’s now trying to backtrack on vaccine mandates.

I wouldn’t expect anything less.

Cassie of Sydney
March 6, 2023 7:06 pm

Haaretz is far-left shit.

Roger
Roger
March 6, 2023 7:07 pm

Scott Morrison is a weasel. He’s now trying to backtrack on vaccine mandates.

It’s interesting that he’s publicly attempting to walk it back though and shifting blame to state premiers (who certainly do deserve their share along with their CHOs).

Clearly feeling some pressure and looking to preserve some sort of legacy.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

I thought I was a keen student of public stupidity: but apparently not.

Difficult alright to maintain that boast, not whilst claiming to have completely misssed:
Turn all your taps on, that’ll lower the water level & thus ease the flood risk” – which in the ‘Public Stupidity‘ stakes has gotta be the winner of the Grand Slam and you-get-to-keep-the-trophy.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 6, 2023 7:10 pm

Scott Morrison didn’t Mandate any vaccines.
State Governments do that.

Here’s what he did do:

#1. Doubled the Dole for 12 months
#2.Introduced JobKeeper to keep people employed
#3. Legislated for individual Workers to take up to $20,000 out of their Super.
Unions and Super Funds fought that tooth and Nail.

Frank
Frank
March 6, 2023 7:11 pm

I suspect no journalism graduate in Australia has done more than year 9 mathematics this century.

They are smart enough to work out the difference between absolute and relative differences when it suits them. Also, quoting a percentage value equates to bringing it with the stats, as far as they are concerned at least.

miltonf
miltonf
March 6, 2023 7:12 pm

They weren’t attention seeking adolescents like Thorpe.

Yes these vile people haven’t grown up which I guess is what happens when you’re given everything. Hazza trash is another example. Also the chaser creeps. Generation of vipers.

Roger
Roger
March 6, 2023 7:13 pm

Scott Morrison didn’t Mandate any vaccines.

He did for workers in certain sectors over which the Commonwealth has authority, Ed.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2023 7:16 pm

How many generations have sprung from their loins?

Our suspect our main “rivals” reproduced by asexual spores like greenskins in 40k.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

feelthebernsays:
March 6, 2023 at 3:54 pm
Still remember seeing school teachers in shock after the Berlin wall came down.
Some crying.
They weren’t tears of joy.

Your comment triggered me into searching the net (in vain) all afternoon for the comment* by Qld Premier Wayne Goss mourning the demise of East Germany, as “we” had lost the political beacon that Qld was aiming for.

If anyone knows where to find, or has a source, please let us all know.

(* quoted at the time in the Brisbane Courier Mail)

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2023 7:20 pm

I do, the protests are only happening in Tel Aviv, they’re not happening in Jerusalem or Haifa.

Some have been in Jerusalem. All of them have been lefties throwing their toys out of the pram.
The hysteria is so like the progs in the US. I hope Bibi keeps his nerve and puts the judicial reform bill through. The Israeli deep state is a minnow by comparison to the US one, but is just as nasty and just as deeply embedded.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 6, 2023 7:22 pm

Here’s what he did do:

#1. Doubled the Dole for 12 months
#2.Introduced JobKeeper to keep people employed
#3. Legislated for individual Workers to take up to $20,000 out of their Super.
Unions and Super Funds fought that tooth and Nail.

And here’s what he also did and which Perotparrot is still going for:

He went hard for Net Zero. Well, bugger that, and just look what Minns has done.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Thank you Dr Faustus for allowing me the opportunity to guffaw all over again at what a doofus Sally McAnus is.
I’ve been vicariously sharing, all over again, in the wonderment of discovery, & trying to process just how moronic the silly creature must be.

Cassie of Sydney
March 6, 2023 7:22 pm

“Some have been in Jerusalem. All of them have been lefties throwing their toys out of the pram. The hysteria is so like the progs in the US. I hope Bibi keeps his nerve and puts the judicial reform bill through. The Israeli deep state is a minnow by comparison to the US one, but is just as nasty and just as deeply embedded.”

Oh so you’re now an expert on Israel.

Cassie of Sydney
March 6, 2023 7:24 pm

I actually like what Minns has said about buying Eraring. But he won’t do it.

Tom
Tom
March 6, 2023 7:24 pm

James O’Keefe Makes HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT at CPAC 2023

No, he didn’t.

Zippy, please be more discerning about what you post here. I usually value your links.

Cheers.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 6, 2023 7:24 pm

Cut government spending.

No.

Cut government spending on unnecessary shit.

Deal – we can cut it by 90% then!

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

Did anyone see the Shari Markson interview of Scottie? I couldn’t be bothered, but did she question him on Net Zero and his Dawning of the Shining Light in Awe of the Great and Good?

Our WW2 Prime Ministers were not toadies and they stood up for Australia.
Scottie caved with a huge cultural cringe in Glasgow.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 6, 2023 7:26 pm

John H at 8:48.
Interesting the theory about lack of movement causing heart issues.
Got me wondering.
Is the a difference between our old sedentary lifestyle (working at a desk, watching TV) and the “personal device age” where people become so engrossed they sit like a statue, whereas a desk-bound person will move a little bit.
Dunno.
Something is afoot over the last generation, that’s for sure.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 6, 2023 7:28 pm

Just returned from Coles, where they still haven’t stocked up on black pudding, and the casa de panna unsliced loaf has gone to $5. A year ago it was $3.50.

Yep, I was just in the Isuzu dealer collecting a spare part and noted the sticker price of the D Max at the front of the showroom …… guess how much?

I woulda said $48k, maybe $55 as it was all striped and flared up..

NOPE … $79k ffs!! for a 4 cyl tradie ute!!

miltonf
miltonf
March 6, 2023 7:29 pm

Joe Biden will almost certainly not attend the coronation of King Charles III. The official reason is that he is making a trip to Ireland that simply can’t be canceled. The media have focused on two reasons he won’t be there: (1) Eisenhower didn’t attend so there’s no tradition for presidents to attend, and (2) Biden hates the British. I think there are two more likely reasons: (1) Charles III’s coronation is an event without cachet, and (2) it’s impossible for Biden to withstand the rigors of the long coronation ceremony and any pre- and post-ceremony events. Indeed, my money is on the last reason being the real reason.-Might poo his pants again.

Indolent
Indolent
March 6, 2023 7:31 pm

Here is Richard Vobe advocating what should have been done from the beginning, and what they had to gin the fear level up to 11 to avoid – simply DO NOT COMPLY with unreasonable demands.

I have a better idea …

Indolent
Indolent
March 6, 2023 7:31 pm
Black Ball
Black Ball
March 6, 2023 7:32 pm

Clearly feeling some pressure and looking to preserve some sort of legacy.

His only legacy is being remembered as a spineless charlatan.
And that Brendan O’Neill piece is sublime.

miltonf
miltonf
March 6, 2023 7:34 pm

One thing the old thief still can do is spray venom and bile.

Tom
Tom
March 6, 2023 7:35 pm

Did anyone see the Shari Markson interview of Scottie?

I did.

Morrison turned on the charm and had her eating out of his hand.

I expect some buyer’s remorse tomorrow from Markson. I expect she’ll hate that he conned her.

cohenite
March 6, 2023 7:37 pm

Muslim and other madness:

Jihad Watch.

Geller

Be warned, Geller has a large photo of rachel levine, arguably the ugliest trannie ever; although maxine waters may do him in sheer, unadulterated ghastliness.

Shy Ted
Shy Ted
March 6, 2023 7:41 pm

Is Silly McManus dating that Lightfoot woman?
They all look, oh, never mind

JC
JC
March 6, 2023 7:41 pm

Cronkite, you need to be consistent. You once titled both those “ladies” ( Rachel and Maxine) as cute owls. You can’t keep doing these 180’s all the time or people won’t take you seriously.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 6, 2023 7:42 pm

It didn’t used to be like that. They used to be a hard-nosed cynical lot, sceptical about everything. Then came journalism degrees.

Is there anything in the arts/media/”social” sciences that universities cannot make worse?

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 6, 2023 7:44 pm

Within a few hours we knew the election was stolen due to the statistics. Then the numerous methods used slowly came into view. It was stolen alright.

Correct, it was obvious to anyone with a functioning brain within hours. That is what was so disappointing about Tucker – he was, and still is, a shining beacon against the relentless march of the left. On the night, however, he rolled over and accepted it like pretty much everyone else.

That meant he was either

1) Too stupid to see it (and he isn’t)
2) Saw it was a steal, but went along with it due to editorial influence from above.

For this reason, and with great regret, I have not watched a thing Tucker has done since that night.

Once you lose trust…..

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2023 7:44 pm

Oh so you’re now an expert on Israel.

I read Arutz Sheva every day Cassie.
Which you recommended to me, for which I thank you.
Yes, they reported demos in Jerusalem. That’s what I was referring to.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2023 7:46 pm

For this reason, and with great regret, I have not watched a thing Tucker has done since that night.

He was probably shocked it was so blatant. He’s done a lot of good stuff.

Roger
Roger
March 6, 2023 7:47 pm

His only legacy is being remembered as a spineless charlatan.

He’ll be remembered as the minister who presided over OSB (although that was the brainchild of Tony Abbott and executed by the military and customs).

Which is ironic, because insiders report that he hated it, the migrant boat trophy in his office notwithstanding.

Cassie of Sydney
March 6, 2023 7:47 pm

“I read Arutz Sheva every day Cassie.
Which you recommended to me, for which I thank you.
Yes, they reported demos in Jerusalem. That’s what I was referring to.”

I’ve spoken to people who live in Israel, in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

You’re not an expert on everything, and reading Arutz Sheva, whilst a good outlet, doesn’t make you an expert.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 6, 2023 7:51 pm

Richard Craniums trolling has been very low energy today, worse than m0nty=fa’s.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 6, 2023 7:54 pm

NOPE … $79k ffs!! for a 4 cyl tradie ute!!

I’m about to stump $33k for a ten year old Isuzu 4WD ute… the instant tax writeoff ending 30th June is heating the market no doubt.
V low mileage, but still, it’s gonna hurt. I’m justifying it in that it’s a manual with manual windows, full length tray. Who the hell pays for 4-door auto utes for any sort of farm work? Can’t tow, no low range, can’t tow start, can’t carry a ton.

cohenite
March 6, 2023 7:54 pm

Cronkite, you need to be consistent. You once titled both those “ladies” ( Rachel and Maxine) as cute owls.

That is a vile lie, unworthy of a chino wearing, cheroot smoking shorter.

You can’t keep doing these 180’s all the time or people won’t take you seriously.

To be clear, these are cute owls. I will post further examples regularly so you and other pansies don’t get befuddled.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 6, 2023 8:00 pm

He [Tucker C] was probably shocked it was so blatant. He’s done a lot of good stuff
It’s pretty hard to say anything sensible, in real time, at the coalface, which doesnt’ make you seem simply biased and/or bitter.
Myself, it was a biased and bitter couple of weeks before I started winnowing the good takes from the hot messes, and realised that if I were running a biased agenda, it would be more sensible to run a longer, documented, and more thorough, expozay.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2023 8:01 pm

You want me to find the stories? Cassie – I regard your people very highly. And I admire Mr Netanyahu, although I think he hasn’t realised yet that the gloves are now off. Mr Gvir does, from what I can see.

No I am not an expert on Israel, I never claimed to be. But I know more about the politics than 99.9% of people in Australia. So consider me as an educated amateur. Also I reiterate that if needed I can (probably) find the stories I read in the last few weeks.

The shit the Left is pulling in Israel is as nasty as in the US. I’ve read Caroline Glick’s forensic stories on the lawfare the Left have pursued. The AG and the Supreme Court need to be dumped into the Mediterranean. I’d give them life rafts, I’m a generous person.

Melanie Phillips has a pretty good oped from last week. I don’t think she goes far enough, but her summary is accurate:

The threat to democracy in Israel isn’t coming from the Netanyahu government, but from the thousands in the streets. Ultimately, it’s an attack on the very idea of a nation state governed by the consent of the majority expressed through democratic laws.

The Left is evil incarnate everywhere, including in Israel.

The real threat to Israeli democracy (2 Mar)

Frank
Frank
March 6, 2023 8:01 pm

To be clear, these are cute owls.

The zero percent body fat and washboard abdominals really accentuates the oversized rubber tits in an appealing way.

JC
JC
March 6, 2023 8:02 pm

Is it just me or there’s no real news about at the moment. Nothing really motivates me much.

Trump’s speech at CPAC was superb.

Cassie of Sydney
March 6, 2023 8:05 pm

” But I know more about the politics than 99.9% of people in Australia. “

What utter bulldust. You need please tone down the narcissism. You certainly don’t know more about politics than many who post here. Enough with the self aggrandisement.

JC
JC
March 6, 2023 8:07 pm

Errsactly Frank. Gals need a bit of body fat otherwise they look like fellas. I’m not suggesting no work out, as they need to be trim to be attractive. But you don’t want a gal looking like Arnie in his body building prime.

cohenite
March 6, 2023 8:11 pm

Is it just me or there’s no real news about at the moment.

Yes, it’s you.

Nothing really motivates me much.

Get off the carbs, replace them with fibre: you’ll be more alert and your bowel movements will amaze you. All those impacted turds are suppressing your natural exuberance.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2023 8:12 pm

What utter bulldust.

Cassie – Ask any Aussie in the street who Ben-Gvir is. Come back to me when you find someone who knows.

JC
JC
March 6, 2023 8:13 pm

What a spiteful comment, Cronkers. You’re bigger than that and not just girth.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 6, 2023 8:15 pm

And I admire Mr Netanyahu, …

Good for you.
He’s facing Criminal charges that he will eventually be convicted of by the secular Courts.

Read up on Henry Kissinger.
He says Israel will peacefully cease to exist this year, those citizens that want to stay on can, those that want to go are free to go.
Presumably Putin will guarantee peace and order, Golan Heights will return to Syria.

Gabor
Gabor
March 6, 2023 8:16 pm

Anchor What says:
March 6, 2023 at 6:47 pm

It looks like John H. is simply another leftist troll that this site can’t vomit out.

He was particularly pugnacious and belligerent last night, I don’t like his pompous know-it-all attitude in general neither, but getting all het up and abusing others when he was wrong in most of his assumption, was even worse.
Worthy of our Ed.

Cassie of Sydney
March 6, 2023 8:16 pm

“Cassie – Ask any Aussie in the street who Ben-Gvir is. Come back to me when you find someone who knows.”

Oh God. You’re embarrassing yourself. Enough with the self aggrandisement.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2023 8:17 pm

For Zippy, John H, bern, mole etc.

Remember, it was taught until recently this isn’t real, wikipedia, the MSM etc lie about this and censor it. Microchimerism only works one way for convenience, remember! Life must be made easier for purple haired librarians.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0079610722000682

Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Volume 174, October 2022, Pages 55-61
Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology

Uterosomes: The lost ring of telegony?

Abstract

Telegony refers to the appearance of some characteristics of the female’s previously mated male in her subsequent offspring by another male. According to evidence, telegony may occur either through the infiltration of sperm into the somatic tissues of the female genital tract or the presence of fetal genes in the mother’s blood. It is highlighted that sperm penetrates into the mucosa of the uterine and possibly alters the genetic structure, affecting the embryo and enduring from one pregnancy to the next, which may be one of the potential mechanisms of telegony. Uterine fluid, uterine gland-derived histotroph, supplies key nutrients for successful embryo implantation and it is important during the first trimester, especially, because of its susceptibility to maternal states. The presence of EVs in uterine fluid (uterosomes) was reported in mice, sheep, and humans, including a wide range of biomolecules, such as proteins, and non-coding RNAs. In this review article, we presented a new idea to explain telegony. Based on our idea, after the previous male sperm entry into the female reproductive system, those sperm which do not participate in fertilization penetrate into the somatic cells of the uterus and store their genetic/epigenetic information there. The sperm of the next partner reaches a location in the female reproductive canal where it exchanges information with the uterosomes and obtains the proteins and non-coding RNAs required for fertilization, development, and implantation.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2023 8:19 pm

Gabor says:
March 6, 2023 at 8:16 pm

Anchor What says:
March 6, 2023 at 6:47 pm

It looks like John H. is simply another leftist troll that this site can’t vomit out.

He was particularly pugnacious and belligerent last night, I don’t like his pompous know-it-all attitude in general neither, but getting all het up and abusing others when he was wrong in most of his assumption, was even worse.
Worthy of our Ed.

(I think…) you’re defending Fox News, which was fine with the steal, like Mike “Traitorous Bastard” Pence.

Fox News needs to die, Tucker, Gutfield etc can survive on Breitbart, Truth Social, Gab, Twitter, Bit Chute, Locals, Rumble, take your pick.

miltonf
miltonf
March 6, 2023 8:20 pm

Self praise is no recommendation

calli
calli
March 6, 2023 8:20 pm

I don’t know who Ben Gvir is.

But I will find out.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2023 8:27 pm

Cassie – I don’t understand you at all. I support what you say almost 100%, except in certain things which seem to be oddly emotional for you. None of which is my business. But I say what I see, and I rely on people to give reasoned arguments when they dispute my views. Such fine and intelligent debates are one of the best things about the Cat.

Bar Beach Swimmer
March 6, 2023 8:27 pm

ftb @ 11:40am
if no-one’s answered that question…

see Sir Douglas Nicholls
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Nicholls

calli
calli
March 6, 2023 8:29 pm

Okay. He’s styled “far right”. Which probably means he’s somewhere in the middle. It appears he’s being blamed for unrest in Israel including the police lobbing a stun grenade into a crowd. All double-bad and un-nice to Palestinians amongst others.

Looks like the usual stuff, but I’ve only skimmed the surface.

What are we fighting over exactly?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 6, 2023 8:29 pm

To be clear, these are cute owls.

The zero percent body fat and washboard abdominals really accentuates the oversized rubber tits in an appealing way.

These women are doing bad things to their bodies, trying to muscle up like men. They will alter their oestrogen composition and hormonal balance and they will stop menstruating. Just as women did in concentration camps. This is body image gone crazy just like the gender stuff and the overweight stuff and the diet anorexics. I agree they wouldn’t have those breasts given their lack of fat unless the breasts were silicone. There is nothing feminine nor shapely about these women.

I far prefer Bruce of Newc’s sort of birds. And even though I am too heavy myself right now, can’t diet while I have my current conditions, I prefer to carry a bit of weight into older age rather than be skinny and have arms like Julie Bishop’s. Naturally curvy is what women are meant to be.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Ask any Aussie in the street who Ben-Gvir is.

Lol, that’s easy.
He was a successful chariot racer, who lived at the time of Christ, & was played by Charlton Heston in a movie about his life.

Few would even be able to tell you that much – most of them would be surprised that it is not a true story about a real person, but is total fiction.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2023 8:31 pm

Calli – Mr Ben-Gvir and Mr Smotrich have been stirring up the Left in Israel. It’s so like the anti-Trump stuff after 2016. What they’re saying is quite fine, but the Left is going nuts. It’d be funny if there wasn’t so much riding on it. I just hope they keep their course with courage.

Cassie of Sydney
March 6, 2023 8:32 pm

“Cassie – I don’t understand you at all. I support what you say almost 100%, except in certain things which seem to be oddly emotional for you. None of which is my business. But I say what I see, and I rely on people to give reasoned arguments when they dispute my views. Such fine and intelligent debates are one of the best things about the Cat.”

Oh God. Please, you’re embarrassing yourself. As I said above and I’ll reiterate it one last time, you are not an expert on everything (no one is) and you don’t “know more about the politics than 99.9% of people in Australia.

And since you say you like to engage in a “reasoned argument”, then you should also be able to accept when you’re wrong. But you seem unable to do that.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 6, 2023 8:32 pm

Oh dear. Hun:

A second staff member in Monique Ryan’s office allegedly went on stress leave, while another “underperforming” member had their contract ended before the relationship between the Kooyong MP and her chief of staff Sally Rugg soured, court documents reveal.

In a review evaluating her performance during the first four months of employment, Ms Rugg states that she “successfully managed a stressed and anxious staff member (electorate office manager) through a very difficult period”.

Ms Rugg alleges this included a “series of gentle performance management discussions, quickly organising and covering a week of stress leave so she could rest and recuperate and redefining her role and our reporting lines so she could rejoin the team set up for success”.

The former head of change.org said she also “concluded the contract of a vulnerable staff member who was underperforming and struggling with the pressures of an office environment in a positive, gentle way”.

The fresh details of turmoil within Dr Ryan’s office were revealed in an affidavit filed to the Federal Court by Ms Rugg on January 25.

It comes as Federal Court judge Debbie Mortimer will on Tuesday rule whether Ms Rugg will keep her job, with the activist claiming she was sacked by Dr Ryan for raising concerns about unreasonable work. Ms Rugg is seeking an interim injunction to stop the Commonwealth from terminating her employment until a trial, which senior legal sources say could cost up to half a million dollars.

Justice Mortimer struggled to grapple with the idea of Ms Rugg and Dr Ryan returning to work in close proximity with each other, pending any trial, after hearing evidence of their volatile relationship in a full-day hearing on Friday.

“I don’t think I have seen a case like this,” the experienced judge remarked.

“The material is pretty stark about a breakdown in the work relationship.

“How are they to be compelled to continue to work together?”

But Angel Aleksov, representing Ms Rugg, said: “It will require attention by both parties on the ground in doing so.”

Dr Ryan is alleged to have rolled her eyes and suggested Ms Rugg was faking her stress leave before bullying her to resign in an “off the record” agreement, according to explosive allegations in Friday’s hearing.

The paediatric neurologist has rejected several claims by Ms Rugg that she was “hostile”.

Dr Ryan maintains it would be “impractical, if not impossible” to have Ms Rugg back in her office.

But Ms Rugg wants to return to her job earning $136,000, plus $30,000 in bonuses per year, which she has continued to be paid for despite not working since late December.

Questions have also been raised about Ms Rugg’s involvement in external fundraising, which she claims in her affidavit made her feel “uncomfortable”, during her employment.

But a Department of Finance spokesman said: “As this matter is currently before the courts, it would not be appropriate for the Department of Finance to comment on Ms Rugg’s affidavit”.

In Question Time on Monday, Coalition MPs including Peter Dutton could be heard calling Dr Ryan the “next prime minister” – a reference to claims she had told Ms Rugg she had ambitions of high office.

But the Teal took a swipe back saying “I’ll be there before you are”. (laugh kind reader, laugh)

Cassie of Sydney
March 6, 2023 8:33 pm

“What are we fighting over exactly?”

I’m not fighting about anything.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2023 8:36 pm

Questions have also been raised about Ms Rugg’s involvement in external fundraising, which she claims in her affidavit made her feel “uncomfortable”, during her employment.

External to Ryan or external to taxpayer funds?

1. For others – she has no right as an employee of an MP, the understanding is it is a political position, she can do what she wants, but she could be cut off at any time.
2. ??? I guess we can always pay Ryan and other Teals more of our money to campaign for agendas we don’t support?

rickw
rickw
March 6, 2023 8:37 pm

Scott Morrison is a weasel. He’s now trying to backtrack on vaccine mandates.

Funny how they think they can avoid getting strung up.

Cassie of Sydney
March 6, 2023 8:39 pm

“A second staff member in Monique Ryan’s office allegedly went on stress leave, while another “underperforming” member had their contract ended before the relationship between the Kooyong MP and her chief of staff Sally Rugg soured, court documents reveal.

In a review evaluating her performance during the first four months of employment, Ms Rugg states that she “successfully managed a stressed and anxious staff member (electorate office manager) through a very difficult period”.”

I’m gonna have to buy a popcorn maker.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2023 8:40 pm

More empirical evidence of telegony:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4282758/

Ecol Lett. 2014 Dec; 17(12): 1545–1552.
Published online 2014 Sep 30. doi: 10.1111/ele.12373
PMCID: PMC4282758
PMID: 25270393
Revisiting telegony: offspring inherit an acquired characteristic of their mother’s previous mate

Newly discovered non-genetic mechanisms break the link between genes and inheritance, thereby also raising the possibility that previous mating partners could influence traits in offspring sired by subsequent males that mate with the same female (‘telegony’). In the fly Telostylinus angusticollis, males transmit their environmentally acquired condition via paternal effects on offspring body size. We manipulated male condition, and mated females to two males in high or low condition in a fully crossed design. Although the second male sired a large majority of offspring, offspring body size was influenced by the condition of the first male. This effect was not observed when females were exposed to the first male without mating, implicating semen-mediated effects rather than female differential allocation based on pre-mating assessment of male quality. Our results reveal a novel type of transgenerational effect with potential implications for the evolution of reproductive strategies.

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https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23618818/

Gene

. 2013 Jul 25;524(2):414-6.
doi: 10.1016/j.gene.2013.03.061. Epub 2013 Apr 23.
Fetal genes in mother’s blood: a novel mechanism for telegony?

Telegony is a discredited genetic phenomenon that a previous male may influence the characteristics of offspring subsequently borne by the same female to another male. Although its reality was acknowledged by such authorities as Charles Darwin and Herbert Spencer, it has been met with skepticism because of a lack of understanding of the theoretical basis for telegony. With the discovery of fetal genes in mother’s blood, the penetration of somatic cells by sperm, and the ability of RNA to program genome rearrangement, mechanisms might exist for telegony.

————–

Now remember:

It’s not real because:

1. Wikipedia, and Encyclopedia Britannica fact checkers said so!
2. It is inconvenient to feminism.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 6, 2023 8:42 pm

Ben-Gvir played for the Balmain Tigers in the late 80’s.
The glory years.
Was dropped when Ellery Hanley was signed from the UK.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 6, 2023 8:43 pm

Pediatric Neurologist, eh?

Those poor kids.

Sally Rugg swears that Ryan offered her 6 months pay in lieu of Notice to quit, but Ryan said it would have to be off the books to avoid a Paper Trail.

Ryan denies that, but if it is accepted to be true, Ryan can’t continue in Kooyong.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 6, 2023 8:44 pm

John H doesn’t like Foxnews.
Big deal.
He’s no troll.
A solid contributor to the Cat.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2023 8:45 pm

Cassie – I’m sad you are being so hostile. I really do wish you well. However I can do no more than debate and support my arguments with sources. I’d love for you to engage in that way also, but for some reason you aren’t doing so. Maybe it’s a man thing, we’re not especially perceptive, as you may have noticed.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 6, 2023 8:46 pm

Thanks BBS.
Say what you want about Don Dunstan.
He walked the walk.

calli
calli
March 6, 2023 8:48 pm

He walked the walk.

In a safari suit, no less.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 6, 2023 8:48 pm

For others – she has no right as an employee of an MP, the understanding is it is a political position, she can do what she wants, but she could be cut off at any time.

Don’t be an idiot, course she has rights as an employee.

Cassie of Sydney
March 6, 2023 8:49 pm

“Cassie – I’m sad you are being so hostile. I really do wish you well. However I can do no more than debate and support my arguments with sources. I’d love for you to engage in that way also, but for some reason you aren’t doing so. Maybe it’s a man thing, we’re not especially perceptive, as you may have noticed.”

Stop with the passive aggressive “I’m sad you are being so hostile“. I’m not being hostile, just pointing out that you’re not an expert on everything, despite the fact that you fancy yourself as one.

cohenite
March 6, 2023 8:50 pm

Such fine and intelligent debates are one of the best things about the Cat.

Yes; the ones I’ve had with head prefect have been outstanding; and it goes to his character that he comes back for more after losing all of them.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 6, 2023 8:51 pm

A lady can be athletic, but not cut.
When a lady has lost her softness, she is no longer a lady.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 6, 2023 8:52 pm

Dunstan walked no walk.
He was extremely hostile to any suggestion that he was a Flamer until the day he died.

By the way, appointing Doug Nicholls was a stunt, Nicholls was way out of his depth in the job.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 6, 2023 8:53 pm

Nicholls was way out of his depth in the job.

How can anyone be out of their depth being the governor of South Australia?

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2023 8:54 pm

Wests Tigers next Premiership.

“Don’t worry Joey, we’ll make it to California”

‘Sure we will Mr Bern, sure we will (cough cough).’

Roger
Roger
March 6, 2023 8:56 pm

I held Josh Frydenberg in low regard as an empty suit Lierbal careerist and an enabler of Scott Morrison, but the good people of Kooyong must now be lamenting their part in his demise. At least he was a more or less normal human being.

m0nty
m0nty
March 6, 2023 8:58 pm

Except for the full length piece in Time magazine congratulating themselves for how they did it.

Which included no evidence of any crime.

Unless you count sticking up for democracy as a crime, which you probably would.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2023 8:58 pm

Cassie – You have provided nothing in solid information to dispute anything I have said. I would like you to do so, indeed it would be a fine thing to discuss such things with an intelligent person like you. But for some reason you are refusing. I don’t understand why.

That’s OK, I can live with that. I’ve had long experience, it seems to be my lot in life or something. But please keep in mind that I regard you highly as a very intelligent person.

Roger
Roger
March 6, 2023 8:58 pm

Lierbal

Now there’s a fortuitous typo. “Liarbal.”

m0nty
m0nty
March 6, 2023 8:59 pm

Trump’s speech at CPAC was superb

It sounded better in the original German.

Cassie of Sydney
March 6, 2023 9:02 pm

“Cassie – You have provided nothing in solid information to dispute anything I have said. “

Earlier you wrote this pearl…..“But I know more about the politics than 99.9% of people in Australia”

I’ll say it one last time, you’re embarrassing yourself and the above statement is proof.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2023 9:03 pm

Monty – You are projecting again. Take off your uniform before you get too excited.

Tom
Tom
March 6, 2023 9:03 pm

Don Dunstan was a lefty but, in the 1970s, so was I.

I am internally indebted to him for some timeless advice to me: “Never stop questioning your own assumptions.”

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 6, 2023 9:03 pm

Yo, Bruce.

As a 99th percentile expert on Australian Politics, whaddya think of this:

Albanese is getting beaten by Dutton, so if Monique Ryan an be forced out, then Frydenburg can make a comeback and undermine Dutton.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 6, 2023 9:05 pm

Thank you Dr Faustus for allowing me the opportunity to guffaw all over again at what a doofus Sally McAnus is.

My pleasure.
It’s given me a genuine Wow!! moment – much more satisfying than the everyday, garden variety stupidity.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 6, 2023 9:06 pm

Don Dunstan was a lefty but, in the 1970s, so was I.

I am internally indebted to him …

Too much information, old feller.

Tom
Tom
March 6, 2023 9:07 pm

D’oh.

…eternally.

Roger
Roger
March 6, 2023 9:12 pm

I am internally indebted to him for some timeless advice to me: “Never stop questioning your own assumptions.”

In as much as an assumption is an acceptance of a proposition as true without adequate evidence or sufficient proof that’s good advice.

Would that some of our contemporary progressives availed themselves of such wisdom.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2023 9:14 pm

Cassie – I have been reading Israeli news for several decades. JPost for a long time then INN after they got too lefty (as I said: thanks for the tip). You may dislike the reason why I do so, yet I have a strong liking for Israel and Jewish people. They are beset from all sides. They know more about the reality of things than any other people on Earth. Yet they too have been subjected to the insidious slimy activities of the Left. The court cases against Netanyahu are even more laughable than the ones the DoJ are trying against Trump. As I said: I’ve been reading Caroline Glick’s analyses for several years.

So I believe I am accurate in saying I am more aware of Israeli current affairs and politics than 999 out of 1000 Australians. That wouldn’t be hard, really, given the absence of coverage in our local media.

It does bother me a bit that you are so hostile. That is the truth. But I have lived with such things in my calling and experience for forty or fifty years, so I have some acclimatization with such things. I wish however that you would debate rather than be antagonistic.

Roger
Roger
March 6, 2023 9:16 pm

We knew what you meant, Tom.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 6, 2023 9:17 pm

Groogs, for someone held in near universal high regard you do sling a lot a personal insults. Do better.

Gabor
Gabor
March 6, 2023 9:18 pm

Just STOP!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2023 9:18 pm

Ed – I’m not especially interested in the antics of the purple party. It’s all incestuous and meaningless.

m0nty
m0nty
March 6, 2023 9:19 pm

Groogs, for someone held in near universal high regard

o_0

Cassie of Sydney
March 6, 2023 9:20 pm

Enough, FFS, you’re embarrassing yourself. It’s tedious.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 6, 2023 9:20 pm

Can someone tell me or provide a link that tells me that what Bibi is proposing to do to the Israeli judiciary and why it is supposedly objectionable? Thanks.
For what our judiciary sometimes does, many of them should be stuffed and mounted.

Cassie of Sydney
March 6, 2023 9:20 pm

“Gaborsays:
March 6, 2023 at 9:18 pm”

Snap.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 6, 2023 9:22 pm

By the way, appointing Doug Nicholls was a stunt, Nicholls was way out of his depth in the job.

The stoke he suffered soon after being appointed may have had something to do with his ability?

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2023 9:22 pm

m0nty says:
March 6, 2023 at 8:59 pm

Trump’s speech at CPAC was superb

It sounded better in the original German.

Predictable nonsense, montnazi.

If Trump is a Nazi, keep in mind he is more liberal than Biden, Albo or ScoMo etc.

To be fair though, Biden probably thinks he is Michael Moore’s ficus plant. Gee it’s a good thing a senile old man has the nuke launch codes instead of an irritating, loud mouthed ranga.

P
P
March 6, 2023 9:24 pm

Nicholls was way out of his depth in the job.

He held office for only 150 days. Retired due to ill health.

JC
JC
March 6, 2023 9:26 pm

Stay out of it, Hallward. It’s of no concern to you.

Tom
Tom
March 6, 2023 9:26 pm

The zombie left isn’t sending us its best trolls, but the dumbest.

I guess that’s to be expected from a movement that, in the past 20 years, has become infantile and anti-intellectual.

Frank
Frank
March 6, 2023 9:28 pm

an irritating, loud mouthed ranga

More of a spun gold look IMHO.

JC
JC
March 6, 2023 9:28 pm

Oh yeah Fatboy. The Nazi speech.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2023 9:31 pm

In what way am I embarrassing myself Cassie? You haven’t given ANY evidence I’m wrong about anything, not so far. Just a lot of unsupported assertions. Good oh. That’s fine by me, I have a thick skin.

Real Deal
Real Deal
March 6, 2023 9:31 pm

Do we need a reading from Titus tonight?

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 6, 2023 9:32 pm

He held office for only 150 days. Retired due to ill health.

Rewriting history again?

He was way out of his depth, it was a Dunstan Stunt intended to mock the Position and Nicholls fell for it.

miltonf
miltonf
March 6, 2023 9:33 pm

Ryan sounds like Kernot MkII. Hope she ends up similarly.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 6, 2023 9:36 pm

Here’s a tip about the chicks, Bruce:

When they say
Please stop embarrassing yourself

it really means

Double down, Daddio.

JC
JC
March 6, 2023 9:36 pm

Yes, a Titus reading would be good.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 6, 2023 9:36 pm

Hope she ends up similarly.

Banged by a pompous Biggles wannabe?

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 6, 2023 9:37 pm

Shorter m0nty-fa

Suuuure the DemonRats, Big Business and others joined together to “fortify” the election, but it was all open and above board, though not reported publicly until after the election, and most of them don’t want their names mentioned, but it really wasn’t openly illegal. Really, scout’s honour.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 6, 2023 9:38 pm

Big ask. Can’t see it happening myself but you never say never.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 6, 2023 9:38 pm

Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has told the Robodebt royal commission it never occurred to him that the scheme was not lawful.

Err, wut?
I mean, I can see him saying “best advice of AG and department, yada, yada”.
But “it never occurred to him that it was not legal”?
Really?
A cursory glance at the briefing of the broad-brush way it was going to work would have to pique the interest of one of the Great Legal Minds of Our Time, surely.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 6, 2023 9:39 pm

miltonfsays:
March 6, 2023 at 9:33 pm
Ryan sounds like Kernot MkII. Hope she ends up similarly.

Shagging Gareth Gareth Evans to obtain membership of the Liars Party?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2023 9:41 pm

Real Deal, I think Proverbs 29:8 works better for you.

Vagabond
Vagabond
March 6, 2023 9:42 pm

Frydenberg…the good people of Kooyong must now be lamenting their part in his demise.

Not enough of them.

I and some of my mates have acquaintances who were teal voters in Kooyong. Admittedly a small sample, but none, zilch, of them regret voting for Monique Ryan and are prepared to continue doing so. Most of them I have dared speak to about this are hard boiled Karens, retired female academics, teachers and social workers etc. Their husbands either stay quiet or nod shamefacedly in agreement.

It’s a generational thing in that the older boomers are supporting the teals and see no wrong in Ryan’s staffing shenanigans. The younger generations are all greens. the coalition and even the liars are sandwiched between those two malignancies.

Until Holmes a Court stops supporting the teals, if he ever does, they will be a growing disruptive force just like the greens who nobody took seriously at first. They might not have much pull at the moment but in another one or two elections they will have and they will be absolutely ruthless.

We are in for a very unpleasant time.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 6, 2023 9:45 pm

Ben-Gvir was a champion lacrosse player, and a member of the 1955 Yale Invincibles.

Also, he invented the post-it note.

miltonf
miltonf
March 6, 2023 9:46 pm

Shagging Gareth Gareth Evans to obtain membership of the Liars Party?

Doesn’t bear thinking about

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2023 9:46 pm

an irritating, loud mouthed ranga

Yep.

Look. I don’t hate Trump. The fact of the matter is his warts and all stuff is sort of endearing. He’s not senile. Biden is senile and has the nuke launch codes. We’re all less safe with a senile US President. That’s an objective fact. The left prefer senility over personality clashes, even with thermonuclear stakes. I can’t believe they couldn’t get a better candidate than Biden.

Trump hates the media (that’s all he needed to win me over) and brought in the one in, two out regulation rule. He ended a lot of foreign wars. He cut corporate and personal taxes. He appointed fairly good judges to the USSC for a VERY long time.

He’s like a red headed step Uncle.

He’s more like Harry Browne than George Bush II. He was better than expected.

Cassie of Sydney
March 6, 2023 9:46 pm

I found my violin.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2023 9:47 pm

Knuckle Dragger says:
March 6, 2023 at 9:45 pm

Ben-Gvir was a champion lacrosse player, and a member of the 1955 Yale Invincibles.

Also, he invented the post-it note.

This reads like many fan fiction “biographies” of Mr Integrity, Warren Buffet.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 6, 2023 9:47 pm

WA heritage laws strain Aboriginal resources

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Indigenous Affairs Correspondent, WA Bureau Chief
@paigeataylor
7:02PM March 6, 2023
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The nation’s most comprehensive Aboriginal heritage laws come into effect as industry and traditional owner groups contend with limited numbers of specialist workers able to do the monitoring and survey work that is required.

Jack Cullity, director of advisory firm Mining+Heritage Legal, said Western Australia’s new Aboriginal heritage laws are an opportunity to build on an existing workforce of highly skilled and knowledgeable traditional owners who carry out surveys and monitor and care for land.

Mr Cullity also sees a risk that time-sensitive projects could face further delays as a result of very high demand for workers qualified and available to do the extra Aboriginal heritage work that will soon be required.

It is already common for the proponents of a mining or energy project in WA to wait three months for a heritage survey.

The new laws, which were proposed but not drafted when Rio Tinto destroyed the ancient Juukan Gorge rock shelters in the Pilbara in 2020, require land users to negotiate with traditional owners early and more thoroughly than in any other Australian jurisdiction.

When the laws come into effect, a director of a company that destroys an Aboriginal heritage site can be jailed for five years.

Mr Cullity believes it is essential for Aboriginal organisations to start identifying capable ­people within their memberships and communities who want to do the work that traditional owners and industry will soon be compelled to do under the new laws.

“It’s going to place a greater emphasis on being able to provide those people to meet the demands that the new act will require of the mining and energy industry, and really, any land user,” he said.

“It’s a great opportunity for explorers, miners and energy companies to be able to invest in that capability, to safeguard their interests and ensure they are compliant under the act.”

In Mr Cullity’s experience, explorers, miners and energy companies overwhelmingly wanted to do the right thing “and build genuine, respectful relationships with the people on whose land they were operating”.

He described the new regulatory landscape as a chance to build stronger relationships “which ultimately are going to help companies deliver quality projects with good outcomes for investors, and also local stakeholders so that everyone’s successful”.

“On the flip side, the challenge is that traditional owners and Aboriginal organisations may not be ready to negotiate and manage agreements,” Mr Cullity said.

“There are stresses on the system in terms of companies being able to get timely access and work done so that projects can meet the timeframes that have been set with boards, shareholders and the broader market.

“With this more robust ­process-driven regime, the concern is the capability is not there and that risks further delays to projects.”

Posted last night on this – these are the new laws the local resident, who built a culvert on his land fell afoul of.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 6, 2023 9:47 pm

Oh well, see y’all in the morning. It has been a long day with problems to solve tomorrow.

JC
JC
March 6, 2023 9:49 pm

You’ve always been a problem solver, Hallward. Like Uncle Howard.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2023 9:50 pm

Until Holmes a Court stops supporting the teals, if he ever does, they will be a growing disruptive force just like the greens who nobody took seriously at first. They might not have much pull at the moment but in another one or two elections they will have and they will be absolutely ruthless.

Do the Teals even have a united philosophy, compatible set of philosophies, objectives or policy platform?

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 6, 2023 9:51 pm

He’s more like Harry Browne than George Bush II.

Before I go, who is Harry Browne?

JC
JC
March 6, 2023 9:51 pm

I heard on a podcast today that RFK could be running in 24. Robert Kennedy.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2023 9:52 pm
miltonf
miltonf
March 6, 2023 9:53 pm

hard boiled Karens, retired female academics, teachers and social workers etc

with short cropped grey hair and glasses with a chain. Maybe some big dangly earrings.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2023 9:53 pm

Dot – Here’s one for you.

Trump Pledges to ‘Totally Obliterate the Deep State’ if Elected President (4 Mar)

I like his style.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2023 9:55 pm

If the American people want Robert Kennedy Jr and Maryanne Williamson, let them.

Who wanted Hillary or Joe? Super delegates!

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 6, 2023 9:55 pm

OK the How I found Freedom in an Unfree world guy. I have the book, given to me by a pal in California.

Real Deal
Real Deal
March 6, 2023 9:55 pm

Real Deal, I think Proverbs 29:8 works better for you.

You a good fellow, Bruce. However, sometimes you spread a fair dollop of hubris-flavoured Vegemite on your vita-weets. Cassie may speak with a little more nuance on the Israel situation than you can concede.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2023 9:56 pm

“I will fire the unelected bureaucrats and shadow forces who have weaponized our justice system like it has never been weaponized before. Sick – these are sick people. I will put the people back in charge of this country again,” he said.

I take it to mean he will abolish the FBI. He’s a glutton for punishment if he means otherwise.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has told the Robodebt royal commission it never occurred to him that the scheme was not lawful.

Reading that reminded me that Kerry Packer saw straight through the magnificence & sacked him.
Total mystery why.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2023 9:58 pm
Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Trump Pledges to ‘Totally Obliterate the Deep State’ if Elected President (4 Mar)
I like his style.

He oughta by now be riled up enough, & have enough mongrel in him, to do it properly.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 6, 2023 10:02 pm

From Dot’s link:

The CIA was established to prevent unanticipated disasters, such as the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, but it has repeatedly failed to warn the White House of looming threats. It missed the North Korean invasion of the South in 1950, and the Chinese entry into the war that fall; Israel, France, and Great Britain’s attack on the Suez Canal and Egypt in 1956; the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968; the Shah of Iran’s ouster in 1979; the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan that year; the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990; the Indian nuclear tests in 1998 (“We didn’t have a clue,” CIA director George Tenet remarked afterwards); the attack on the World Trade Center in 1993; the bombing of American military barracks in Saudi Arabia in 1996 and of U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998; the attack on the USS Cole in 2000; and of course the attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon in September 2001.

On the upside, the CIA has provided inspiration for countless movie bad guys – so there’s that.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2023 10:02 pm

Real Deal – I like Solomon’s sayings, there’re so many useful insults in them. Do you want another one?

If you want a debate you can provide assertions, links, commentary, data. All are fine. An absence isn’t.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 6, 2023 10:03 pm

How can anyone be out of their depth being the governor of South Australia?

Well, the last one ‘rubber stamp’ extended the Covid ‘State of Emergency’ 22 times!

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has told the Robodebt royal commission it never occurred to him that the scheme was not lawful.

Err, wut?
I mean, I can see him saying “best advice of AG and department, yada, yada”.
But “it never occurred to him that it was not legal”?
Really?
A cursory glance at the briefing of the broad-brush way it was going to work would have to pique the interest of one of the Great Legal Minds of Our Time, surely.

The Magnificence is shining through alright.
Is this really the superbarrister who humbled the British government over official secrets sorta stuff?
The Spycatcher case cannot have been anywhere near as complex as I used to think it was.

Cassie of Sydney
March 6, 2023 10:05 pm

“Vagabondsays:
March 6, 2023 at 9:42 pm
Frydenberg…the good people of Kooyong must now be lamenting their part in his demise.

Not enough of them.

I and some of my mates have acquaintances who were teal voters in Kooyong. Admittedly a small sample, but none, zilch, of them regret voting for Monique Ryan and are prepared to continue doing so. Most of them I have dared speak to about this are hard boiled Karens, retired female academics, teachers and social workers etc. Their husbands either stay quiet or nod shamefacedly in agreement.”

I think that’s a fairly good analysis. It’s the same here in Wentworth, although I would add that Ms Big Spender hasn’t embarrassed herself the way Ryan has and Spender has kept a lower profile. As for “hard boiled Karens, retired female academics, teachers and social workers etc“, those types have never ever voted Liberal.

duncanm
duncanm
March 6, 2023 10:05 pm

Something (not suprisingly) given no news coverage here in Oz.
An estimated 3000 tractors block Brussels in protest at the EU agricultural targets and forced purchas of farms.

https://twitter.com/BernieSpofforth/status/1632310744262885377

132andBush
132andBush
March 6, 2023 10:08 pm

Ed Case says:
March 6, 2023 at 9:03 pm

Yo, Bruce.

As a 99th percentile expert on Australian Politics, whaddya think of this:

He was quite clearly referring to Israeli politics.

No I am not an expert on Israel, I never claimed to be. But I know more about the politics than 99.9% of people in Australia

Maybe if the word “the” wasn’t in front of the word “politics” you’d have a case, Case.

rosie
rosie
March 6, 2023 10:12 pm

That comedian thinks God doesn’t exist, just ‘religion’.

rosie
rosie
March 6, 2023 10:14 pm

I’m in Portugal, Faro, it’s raining.
Yeah!
I remembered how to say coffee with milk in Portuguese so I have that.
Not that I don’t think just using English would be just fine, on past experience.

rosie
rosie
March 6, 2023 10:15 pm

Oh and I agree, John H is not a troll.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Being able to without hesitation name the Prime Minister of Israel would place anyone in the top 1% of Australian understanding of Israeli politics.

Those few Australians who correctly answer fall at the supplementary question: “Name his/her political party”

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 6, 2023 10:20 pm

An estimated 3000 tractors block Brussels in protest

Headed up by a Massey-Ferguson, driven by Ben-Gvir.

rosie
rosie
March 6, 2023 10:20 pm

It must be extremely difficult to live with unbidden same sex attraction and know that God forbids acting on that attraction.
I don’t blame people for feeling disenfranchised.
What a pity no-one is interested in finding out if it is possible to remove those desires.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Fun question to ask Australians is to name the Prime Minister of Australia. I’ve been in workplaces* where up to 10% of people have managed to name the Australian PM.

Rarely have I worked anywhere* that anyone is able to name the leader of the opposition.

*(exception is grain farms – I’ve never worked on a grain farm where there is anyone who cannot name both the PM & the leader of the opposition)

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 6, 2023 10:23 pm

Footage of Monique Ryan in Parliament, just displayed on Skah.

Wild, frizzy, unkempt hair and a Mad Auntie expression on her dial. She looks like one of those middle-aged hoarder women occasionally featured on A Current Affair.

m0nty
m0nty
March 6, 2023 10:27 pm

Until Holmes a Court stops supporting the teals, if he ever does, they will be a growing disruptive force just like the greens who nobody took seriously at first. They might not have much pull at the moment but in another one or two elections they will have and they will be absolutely ruthless.

We are in for a very unpleasant time.

From your lips to God’s ears.

I am not sure you are right, but if you are then the Libs are stuffed.

m0nty
m0nty
March 6, 2023 10:30 pm

“I will fire the unelected bureaucrats and shadow forces who have weaponized our justice system like it has never been weaponized before. Sick – these are sick people. I will put the people back in charge of this country again,” he said.

If you believe that, you are a sucker.

Mind you, the Republican Party is full of suckers. Trump is going to wipe the floor with DeSantis.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 6, 2023 10:32 pm

Fun question to ask Australians is to name the Prime Minister of Australia. I’ve been in workplaces* where up to 10% of people have managed to name the Australian PM

I’m remembering a survey done, way back when, where more Australians knew the name of the first President of the United States, then knew the name of the first Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia….

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 6, 2023 10:32 pm

Also, he invented the post-it note.

No, that was Romy and Michele

Old Lefty
Old Lefty
March 6, 2023 10:38 pm

Indeed, ZKTA, few Australians know the name of our first prime minister. Fewer still, I suspect, know that his nickname was Toby Tosspot.

Real Deal
Real Deal
March 6, 2023 10:39 pm

Real Deal – I like Solomon’s sayings, there’re so many useful insults in them. Do you want another one?

If you want a debate you can provide assertions, links, commentary, data. All are fine. An absence isn’t.

The Book of Proverbs isn’t the book of passive aggressive insults, Bruce. It is God’s wisdom for people who need wisdom every day, even a fool like me. “A soft answer turns away wrath”, says another one. If you like Solomon’s sayings as you remark, then don’t use them as bullets – it makes you sound churlish. I think that was the issue with the Titus stuff way back.

I don’t comment a real lot because I know my limitations on particular topics I am not well thought through on. Middle-East geopolitics is a trap for many. That’s all and that’s it from me for tonight.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2023 10:40 pm

Trump is going to wipe the floor with DeSantis.

Golly, he’s said something accurate. I’m stonkered by this amazing concept.

The straw polls at CPAC were fun. The third place went to a guy who isn’t even a politician. Says a lot about how the mk 1.0 republican voter is thinking.

Doesn’t matter, Monty, the Dems are going to steal 2024. They have no choice but attempt it. Or die, in some cases literally.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2023 10:43 pm

Real Deal – You insulted me on purpose. I’ll take you on in bible exegesis anytime. Any time, hombre.

Gabor
Gabor
March 6, 2023 10:56 pm

Not that it matters, but I never described John H as a ‘troll’.
One can be objectionable and an unpleasant person without being a troll, some trolls are actually very funny and add spice to the forum.
Go on, return the serve.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 6, 2023 11:00 pm

On This Day:

1836 – Texas Revolution: Battle of the Alamo: After a thirteen-day siege by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the 187 Texas volunteers, including frontiersman Davy Crockett and colonel Jim Bowie, defending the Alamo are killed and the fort is captured.

mUnter – get in here and describe Custer’s heroics!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 6, 2023 11:04 pm

Real Dealsays:

March 6, 2023 at 9:31 pm

Do we need a reading from Titus tonight?

No.
We do not.
Titus is only ever invoked when running interference for reports of metals replicating in the bloodstream.
Titus should never be used in Middle East conflicts.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 6, 2023 11:08 pm

1836 – Texas Revolution: Battle of the Alamo

Anybody know how to link to the bugle call that was played at the Alamo? – “No quarter to the defenders?”

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 6, 2023 11:10 pm

JCsays:

March 6, 2023 at 9:51 pm

I heard on a podcast today that RFK could be running in 24. Robert Kennedy.

“Now it’s on to Chicago, and let’s win there!”

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
March 6, 2023 11:12 pm

The Osbourne Lockdown leaks interesting to say the least. In one he makes a reference to injecting chips for Gates.

The journalist who leaked the messages has done the world a great service.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2023 11:17 pm

No quarter to the defenders

Interestingly a result of the Alamo was the invention of chewing gum.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 6, 2023 11:22 pm

Criticism of Fox News should not be regarded as heresy.

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
March 6, 2023 11:22 pm

Zulu:

El Deguello.

rosie
rosie
March 6, 2023 11:51 pm

A couple of my then student children got caught up in robodebt.
It was a disgrace.
Both faithfully reported part time earnings every fortnight for the first half of the financial year, then went into full time employment after completing degrees.
A few years later bills in the thousands for overpayments because Centrelink decided the only thing that mattered was the total income that financial year.
One child had kept payslips, even though outside the five year record keeping requirements, the other iirc had to repay, and then finally got restitution.
Just about any APS 3 or 4 in centrelink could have explained this to those responsible for this debacle.

Bar Beach Swimmer
March 6, 2023 11:53 pm

Toby Tosspot.

It’s the other way ‘round.

“Tosspot Toby”

rosie
rosie
March 6, 2023 11:58 pm

Faro, despite the rain is looking on the up and up, sure it’s all for tourism but the 19th century old town port centre continues to be rejuvenated and derelict buildings restored as visitor accommodation.
Not very big but nice to walk around, and I reminded by a sign my American Portugese acquaintance from last time recommending bifana last time and I know, hopefully where to find one tomorrow.

Bar Beach Swimmer
March 6, 2023 11:59 pm

He oughta by now be riled up enough, & have enough mongrel in him, to do it properly.

What a lovely thought.

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