Open Thread – Tues 7 March 2023


New York Movie, Edward Hopper, 1939


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Gabor
Gabor
March 7, 2023 12:06 am

Nobody home?
1st

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
March 7, 2023 12:14 am

Hello? Who is it?

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
March 7, 2023 12:15 am

Posting again…
There is no difference between the sexes or so they say. Today I witnessed a work colleague wonderful hearted woman break down and cry upon hearing her family’s attacker plead guilty to aggravated home invasion. (Via zoom ). Whilst she was consoled she apologised for being in mother mode as she felt so bad that this 18 yo (a child in her eyes) attacker being not the brightest crayon in the box has ruined his life.
Personally as a male and never having cried except for when my dog died felt the chap was v lucky. Lucky to not have killed anyone during the stabbing home invasion and when the car was driven 200kmh plus with 7 occupants.
Lucky to have a family come from Sudan and be in a country that does not send the lot home. Lucky in that he has time on his side to get past this and build a new life. But as a cynical bloke , leopards and spots. Easily led and down the path he goes. I feel no sympathy. He is very very lucky. No difference in the sexes? Maybe. Country v City. I believe we ex country folk are faced with real experiences when younger and are built of sterner stuff. Thankfully other work colleagues supported and also pointed out how very lucky her attacker had been.

Postscript
To be fair i also think she also cried as an emotional release knowing it was all done and behind her. 2 fkns years of legal shyte. The cops said to her so many home invasions do not make it this far as victims do not want to relive it again and again and be attacked again by the legal defense team. Make u wonder whose side the legal system is.

rosie
rosie
March 7, 2023 12:35 am

That’s good news Fair Shake.
People who commit aggravated burglaries should get some serious consequences.
Horrific experience for the victims.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 7, 2023 12:45 am

Fair Shake, I think we all hanker for a bygone time when a guilty plea was genuine contrition and not a bid for sentence reduction…
…a temporary protection visa was not a one-way valve to import disconnected youth
…the police were to protect, not serve
…the justice system was to prosecute, not institutionalize
…the “corrections” system was a prison system, not therapy
and “detain and punish” was not “train and entrench into a dependent class”.
In short, our society once held its inheritance in high regard, and held it citizens to high standards. Now it diminishes its standards, and elevates its criminals (and perverts, see other threads for details) and disinherits everyone.
Whether you can call our past masculine and our future feminine? Past Apollonian, future Bohemian? Past patriarchal, future familial? Maybe. I’m beginning to think that the best explanation is past paternalism has given way to a present infantilism.
Past logos, present chaos.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 7, 2023 12:54 am

For proof, choose someone infantile- likes drawing on themselves, lives in a fantasy, eats only yummy stuff, lives on allowance from daddy- and try to have a grown-up conversation with them about, oh I don’t know, CO2-forced anthropogenic climate change, World Pride, MMT, or Voice. Note the certainty and prescriptiveness of their opinions.
Then choose someone who takes care of themselves, and has a family to take care of. Their working knowledge and opinions are probably degrees of magnitude deeper and wider… but weirdly, they will also be much more tolerant of diversity, and a lot less tyrannical in any proposed solutions to the strife in the world.

rosie
rosie
March 7, 2023 3:22 am

There seems to be a mismatch in expectations in Germany.
ICE cars beyond 2035, 600,000 new gas heating boilers installed in 2022.

Plans to ban fossil fuel heaters spark outrage in Germany

Tom
Tom
March 7, 2023 4:01 am

John Spooner. Brilliant.

Tom
Tom
March 7, 2023 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
March 7, 2023 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
March 7, 2023 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
March 7, 2023 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
March 7, 2023 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
March 7, 2023 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
March 7, 2023 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
March 7, 2023 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
March 7, 2023 4:12 am
Tom
Tom
March 7, 2023 4:13 am
Tom
Tom
March 7, 2023 4:14 am
DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
March 7, 2023 4:32 am

Thanks, Tom.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 7, 2023 4:34 am

Spooner = awesomeness.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 7, 2023 4:38 am

Elon has to pay the bills.
If he thinks people like Bezos will play nice with him like Tim Cook has to date, he is making a stupid bet.

Min
Min
March 7, 2023 5:21 am

Friend’s home was invaded by six of similar identity he called police who arrived 11/2 hours later . He didn’t bother to make formal report or put in complaint as he is a big business owner and thought the police would get back athim if he did.Yes Victoria.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 7, 2023 5:59 am

He was right.
The Police have massive power, which they’re always seeking to increase.
It’s worse in country centres, since they work hand in glove with Council jobsworths.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 7, 2023 6:04 am

Trump:

This time I really will Drain The Swamp
Trump at CPAC in 2035:

I’ll Build The Wall

Trump at CPAC in 2047:

If elected, I will stop lying

132andBush
132andBush
March 7, 2023 6:19 am

Dr BG from OOT.

I’m not at all sure I believe this is genuine. The thing that is disturbing is that it very well might be.

My thoughts as well.
On the “conspiracy theory becomes fact” timeline it’s right in the slot.

I find it very hard to believe they would leave a “trail” like this when discussing such matters but then again they have demonstrated they’re some of the stupidest people on the planet.

Have they officially denied it yet?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 7, 2023 6:31 am

Voice news.

New poll shows support for Voice to Parliament slipping as Labor and the Coalition stand-off over campaign funding (Sky News, 6 Mar)

“A new poll has revealed support for a constitutionally enshrined Voice to Parliament has narrowly declined since February.

The Newspoll, which was conducted for The Australian between March 1 and March 4, showed support among voters had dropped to 53 per cent, down from 56 per cent last month.

However, of the 1,530 voters surveyed in the latest poll, those against the voice rose only a point to 38 per cent, with the number of people unsure about which way to cast their vote also increasing.

The main reason behind the support for the Voice is the belief that it would enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people to have a say on policies that affect their lives as well as ensure their views are heard in Parliament.

Those against altering the constitution believe it would not fix the issues facing these communities and they fear it could lead to one group being favoured over other Australians and create an overall division in society.”

That captures things pretty well I think. There’s a lot more in the article about the enabling legislation, funding the cases and comments from Jacinta Price and Linda Burney.

Crossie
Crossie
March 7, 2023 6:31 am

Dr BG from OOT.

I’m not at all sure I believe this is genuine. The thing that is disturbing is that it very well might be.
My thoughts as well.

Why wouldn’t it be real? These people have monumental arrogance and a conviction that they are the masters of the universe.

They knew it was all rubbish or they wouldn’t have partied and travelled to bed the mistresses. The hoi polloi were getting restless and needed to be kept scared therefore scare tactics were called for.

Crossie
Crossie
March 7, 2023 6:36 am

That captures things pretty well I think. There’s a lot more in the article about the enabling legislation, funding the cases and comments from Jacinta Price and Linda Burney.

The would be the same Linda Burney who is so concerned about the suffering of indigenous Australians that she needed a fashion shoot for a glamour magazine wearing tens of thousands of dollars worth of designer clothes. It’s what the beaten indigenous women in NT would have wanted.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 7, 2023 6:39 am

Those against altering the constitution believe it would not fix the issues facing these communities and they fear it could lead to one group being favoured over other Australians and create an overall division in society.”

Sounds like BullShit at The Oz again.

How did the pollsters discern why people opposed the Amendment?

Anchor What
Anchor What
March 7, 2023 6:42 am

The First TV War – was also a massive example of the US MSM misrepresenting just about everything in order to turn public opinion against it, and to undermine Nixon.
Monica Showalter at American Thinker has the full story about shameful treatment of facts – something that has continued to this day.
link

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 7, 2023 7:05 am

Who had “Skynet takes over the world” on their 2023 bingo card?

Great Reset: ChatGPT-Style AI Should Play a Role in Government: UK Science Minister (6 Mar)

“Michelle Donelan MP, a government minister for the Conservative Party administration in Britain, has said that AI applications along the lines of Chat GPT have great potential, and that officials should not be afraid of embracing the technology to help them run the country.

It comes as artificial intelligence gains ground in other parts of Europe, with Romania’s prime minister unveiling what he claims to be the world’s first AI government advisor last week.

“We should never be afraid of these technologies. We should be embracing them,” the minister told The Telegraph.”

Having a woke computer, one prone to outbreaks of insanity, running Britain would be a bit of a worry.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 7, 2023 7:23 am

One for Tucker fans.

Tonight’s the night Dems: Tucker Carlson will begin airing unseen Jan 6 footage (6 Mar)

The New York Post’s Miranda Devine reported that Tucker Carlson will air five clips from the thousands of hours of Jan. 6 surveillance footage the Democrats don’t want us to see.

It’ll be interesting to see what he has picked out. This article incidentally is by Elizabeth Stauffer, who has recently joined the Powerline team. She’s a writer for the Washington Examiner.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 7, 2023 7:33 am

The main reason behind the support for the Voice is the belief that it would enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people to have a say on policies that affect their lives as well as ensure their views are heard in Parliament.

The rest of us have very little say about policies that affect our lives. Why should abos have special treatment?

Min
Min
March 7, 2023 7:37 am

Just a comment after hearing that there could be a war with China in next 3 Years . Then where wil the alphabet people be Let alone climate change ?

calli
calli
March 7, 2023 7:38 am

On Hancock and the conversations. I thought these were released by Oakschott . They were part of the documents used in writing his memoir.

As C.L. said, it’s huge. Now to work out if it’s true.

And yes, they really are that stupid.

calli
calli
March 7, 2023 7:40 am

The BEEB thinks they’re real, and the man hasn’t denied it.

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2023 7:44 am

Have to lay the boot in again.

m0nty says:
March 6, 2023 at 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.

On the side of the good we have Patrick Daniel Monihayn, Trump, Jesus Christ, Buddha and Maryanne Williamson.

On the side of darkness we have James Jesus Angleton, George Bush I, Peter Strzok, Hillary Clinton, J Edgar Hoover, the frogs who bombed the Rainbow Warrior and Satan.

A guy who sold steaks vs a guy who illegally ran a coke racket & a pervert who spied on everyone and oppressed dissent in the nation which led the free world.

Tough choice monty, then again you want to be taxed more and enjoyed being locked up for six months, have strange things shoved in you and muzzled.

Here’s your voting booth sir.

Min
Min
March 7, 2023 7:48 am

The answer to my comment no transgender issues ,no Voice and no climate issues on front page .

calli
calli
March 7, 2023 7:49 am

Unlike Twitter, What’sApp allows far more characters per message, so there’s no excuse for something being “lost in translation”.

Like this platform, language and the way we use it can be tricky. However there’s no other explanation for the “variant” post. When you read it in context it takes on an extremely sinister complexion. They were discussing scaring people into doing what the government wanted.

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2023 7:50 am

Let’s get this straight. No one is likely to survive a real shooting war with Russia or China.

“If he’s good, if he’s real good”
“Mein Fuhrer, I have a plan!”
“Prodigious breeding”
“Tell you what you do: you just start your countdown, and old Bucky’ll be back here before you can say *Blast off!*”

Let’s say goodbye with a smile, dear
Just for a while dear we must part
Don’t let this parting upset you
I’ll not forget you, sweetheart
We’ll meet again
Don’t know where
Don’t know when
But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day

Cassie of Sydney
March 7, 2023 7:56 am

“The BEEB thinks they’re real, and the man hasn’t denied it.”

I strongly suspect they are real. And it is a betrayal and a breach of trust but given what Hancock and other politicians and bureaucrats did to ordinary people during Covid, locked them up, destroyed livelihoods, enforced vaccine mandates, I have no sympathy for him. He and others betrayed ordinary working Britons. But Hancock is just one of many. Quite frankly, I’d like to see him, Boris and the rest of them, including politicians and bureaucrats here in Oz, in the dock facing charges.

And here in this country we can begin with Scumbag the Weasel. He’s now attempting to weasel his way out of any culpability for the Covid madness that began in March 2020. He is shameful, no wonder he was trounced last May. The man is abysmal with no redeeming features.

Louis Litt
March 7, 2023 7:56 am

Wow Dover – there are so many beautiful painings

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 7, 2023 7:56 am

An excellent display of whiny victimhood (the Tele):

A former ABC presenter has been assaulted in prison and subjected to homophobic slurs after he was charged with supplying a cornucopia of drugs worth more than $600,000, a court has been told.

Police allege Ashley Norman Hall used rooms at hotels on Wentworth St and Bond St in Sydney’s CBD to supply large quantities of cocaine, meth, MDMA and GHB to buyers.

He was arrested on December 7, 2022 during a police raid which allegedly uncovered $600,000 worth of drugs in two hotel rooms. Officers allegedly seized 500 MDMA tablets, 100g of cocaine, 3.2kg of 1,4-butanediol, 700g of methamphetamine, more than a 1kg of cannabis, and more than $70,000 cash.

The ABC is a broad church, it would seem.

On Monday, Mr Hall appeared in Sydney Downing Centre Local Court via audiovisual link to make a desperate bid for bail after spending three months behind bars on remand.

He wore his prison greens and concerned expression when he beamed into the courtroom from jail.

Of course he wore a concerned expression. Long Bay’s quite some way from Ultimo.

The court heard he also had a heart condition which required regular medication and sleep apnoea. “He suffered a physical assault as a result of that condition,” Ms Ramsden (his mouthpiece) said.

The Burwood resident was attacked with a thong by another inmate because of his snoring, the court was told.

Now this is gold. ABC radio bloke and drug trafficker given a Fat Pizza thong slap in his sleep. No wonder the poor thing is traumatised.

Magistrate Greg Grogin said Mr Hall’s affidavit tendered to the court claimed he had been subjected to persistent homophobic “vilification” because of his sexuality.

The most popular dude on the block, making new friends.

Mr Grogin noted the prominent radio host had already spent time behind bars for a previous conviction “for the exact same offence”.

That ABC mindset again. Do the wrong thing time and again until it’s the right thing.

The Crown prosecutor opposed bail, pointing to video and audio recordings of some of the alleged acts of supply and Mr Hall’s alleged “element of criminal sophistication”.

Mr Grogin agreed there was an unacceptable risk that the former ABC stalwart would endanger the community, interfere with witnesses or commit a further offence.

Finally:

He denied bail but made a direction for Mr Hall to get the medical care he needs in custody.

And which direction will be duly ignored by the corrections people, because if there’s one thing they hate (along with prison medical clinic staff) it’s being told what to do. It’s a happy ending, but not the one Mr Hall had in mind.

bons
bons
March 7, 2023 7:57 am

There was, in my view, an accurate commentary on Sky regarding CPAC, both US and Oz.
The thrust was that CPAC involves the same old faces sprouting the same commentaries that make us feel good but have no wider community penetration or impact.
Like all things conservative, CPAC has no effective mechanism for accessing the electoral conscientiousness. Especially now that there are no front foot conservative leaders (maybe Cassie might contemplate a career change).
I have stopped attending. I can see the players and hear the arguments on Sky, which admittedly is also a closed shop.
The best CPAC segment that I ever witnessed was a young woman who had won the Conservative Future Leaders award.
She was far too polite to critique the whole affair as comfortable and self satisfied plutocrats enjoying luxury surroundings and cream cakes for mornos, but that is what she meant.
In an incredibly powerful presentation she outlined how she and her pals attempt to persuade her generation face to face, and how she fights institutions engaged in banning and repression of conservatives.
Moving and motivating stuff, but sadly the political system will slap the passion out of her before she turns 20.
The most successful CPAC event was when ‘nobody’s girl’ provided endless free advetising by attacking the event.
If we can’t have leaders, perhaps we need to rely on controversy.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 7, 2023 7:59 am

ABC staff do seem to be over-represented in our prison population.

So many questions.

calli
calli
March 7, 2023 8:02 am

Hopper sure loved that baby nappy yellow. He’s having some fun with the rule of thirds too. You don’t often see every primary colour side by side like that either. It almost looks straight from the tube.

calli
calli
March 7, 2023 8:05 am

My favourite Hopper spoof. 😀

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 7, 2023 8:06 am

Amazing what rain can do despite all the floods and damage.
Farmers turned off a record 90 billion in production last year.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 7, 2023 8:08 am

Is Kellyanne Conway preparing to run for office in 2024?
Not POTUS, but something else.
Time will tell.

calli
calli
March 7, 2023 8:13 am

I hope Vicki has time to check in today and give us an update. It looks as though it will be cooler here and the wind has dropped. Her story about those weaners in the waist high grass kept me up last night.

duncanm
duncanm
March 7, 2023 8:14 am

Oh the ironing.. Mr Hall locked up just a hope, step and jump from party central where pride festivities were celebrating both his peccadillos and business strategy, heavily promoted by the ABC.

I bet there were thongs being flung, but not of the foot kind.

Cassie of Sydney
March 7, 2023 8:15 am

“The most successful CPAC event was when ‘nobody’s girl’ provided endless free advetising by attacking the event.”

No. Last year’s CPAC event was far more successful than the 2019 CPAC when “nobody’s girl” tried to shut it down.

There was, in my view, an accurate commentary on Sky regarding CPAC, both US and Oz.
The thrust was that CPAC involves the same old faces sprouting the same commentaries that make us feel good but have no wider community penetration or impact.
Like all things conservative, CPAC has no effective mechanism for accessing the electoral conscientiousness. Especially now that there are no front foot conservative leaders (maybe Cassie might contemplate a career change).”

Any such forum, even those on the left, are similar. So what. I and others like attending CPAC because I get to hear and to be around similar like minded people that I can have interesting conversations with. Last year I sat with Rocco Loiacono and it was a pleasure to meet him and discuss various things with him. Last year’s CPAC had fantastic speakers, Michael Schellenberger among them. His talk on nuclear power and the futility of renewables was sensational.

What do you want? Do we invite left of centre speakers to make it more interesting? No thank you. And anyway, they wouldn’t be seen dead at such a far-right, neo Nazi event, attended by such far-right neo Nazis such as myself.

Given the abysmal state of conservatism and right of centre political thought and activity in this country, we need CPAC. I’m looking forward to attending this year.

Oh and this is yet another example of how the right, instead of concentrating on attacking the left, instead prefers to undermine each other. This is why I take my hat off to the left, they will always stick together no matter what. They stand by each other, they have each other’s back. We could learn a thing or two.

Finally, no, I don’t want a career change. We need to get behind people such as Mark Latham, Matt Canavan, Jacinta Price, Pauline Hanson, Keith Pitt and others.

calli
calli
March 7, 2023 8:16 am

Looks as if the wind direction changed overnight and temps in the area are down. A few showers passing through.

duncanm
duncanm
March 7, 2023 8:16 am

Hopper’s usher has a very fetching set of hips.

Cassie of Sydney
March 7, 2023 8:20 am

One of the reasons why the left has woven its way through everything and is in the process of destroying everything, is because we on the right, when we’re not cowering in the corner, prefer instead to attack our own side. It has to stop.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 7, 2023 8:25 am

Cassie of Sydneysays:
March 7, 2023 at 8:15 am
“The most successful CPAC event was when ‘nobody’s girl’ provided endless free advetising by attacking the event.”

No. Last year’s CPAC event was far more successful than the 2019 CPAC when “nobody’s girl” tried to shut it down.

“I am nobody’s puppet, I am nobody’s protege, I am Nobody’s Girl”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8MAZUPQXt4

LOL………………………………..

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 7, 2023 8:26 am

Westpac chief economist Bill Evans has warned that the country must tame inflation, amid calls from union and housing industry bosses for the Reserve Bank to freeze rate hikes.

Funny how all these ‘economic experts’ (2 strikes there!) seem unaware that there are *2* sources of ‘money’ in the economy:

1) the quantum the government prints
2) the quantum the banks generate by ‘fractional reserve lending’, which multiplies #1

No amount of cracking down on #2 by raising interest rates will undo the relentless, year on year increase in the money supply by #1… and thats even before getting into the folly of trying to ‘centrally plan’ the supply of the most important good in the economy – the money.

Indolent
Indolent
March 7, 2023 8:26 am
Dot
Dot
March 7, 2023 8:32 am

Indeed duk, the printing press is at fault, here’s a good example of a near free banking situation:

https://mises.org/library/panama-has-no-central-bank

The absence of a central bank in Panama has created a completely market-driven money supply. Panama’s market has also chosen the US dollar as its de facto currency. The country must buy or obtain their dollars by producing or exporting real goods or services; it cannot create money out of thin air. In this way, at least, the system is similar to the old gold standard. Annual inflation in the past 20 years has averaged 1% and there have been years with price deflation, as well: 1986, 1989, and 2003.

Panamanian inflation is usually between 1 and 3 points lower than US inflation; it is caused mostly by the Federal Reserve’s effect on world prices. This market-driven system has created an extremely stable macroeconomic environment. Panama is the only country in Latin America that has not experienced a financial collapse or a currency crisis since its independence.

Indolent
Indolent
March 7, 2023 8:33 am
flyingduk
flyingduk
March 7, 2023 8:33 am

From Lew Rockwell:

UK Considered Killing All Pet Cats to Stop COVID…. Michael McKay…
What would you do if they came for your cat?

https://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/uk-considered-killing-all-pet-cats-to-stop-covid/

And yet the great majority of people didn’t mind when they came for the children, pregnant women etc etc etc

Indolent
Indolent
March 7, 2023 8:37 am

This is one person I truly admire. He spoke up right from the beginning and everything that he said has been validated.

Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi – ´The Path to Living Hell´

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 7, 2023 8:41 am

The Joker is still being persecuted.

Anger As Djokovic Withdraws From US Open; Still Banned From Entering Country Due To Vaxx Status (7 Mar)

Djokovic requested a vaccine waiver, however it was rejected by the Homeland Security Department in a blatant move to once make an example out of the premier athlete.

What a vindictive bunch of power-mad fascists.

Indolent
Indolent
March 7, 2023 8:41 am
calli
calli
March 7, 2023 8:46 am

From Indolent’s link:

these are not the science kids working hard to be technocratic tutors.

these are the theater kids being drama queens.

Quite so. And dangerous ones at that. The politicians, the press, the Karens and Kens all loved the theatrical nature of the pandemic and the response. That’s why it has been so hard to let go. It was their world.

I know I harp on it, but that red filter of death on Seven Sunrise summed them all up. They played the population like a Strad. Some enjoyed the experience immensely, but pity help the ones who produced a wrong note.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 7, 2023 8:52 am

History never repeats???

History *always* repeats

Just scare the people by telling them they are at war (in this case, with a virus)

From https://www.zerohedge.com/political/matt-hancocks-plan-deploy-new-variant-frighten-pants-everyone

Throughout the course of the pandemic, officials and ministers wrestled with how to ensure the public complied with ever-changing lockdown restrictions. One weapon in their arsenal was fear.

“We frighten the pants off everyone,” Matt Hancock suggested during one WhatsApp message with his media adviser.

The then Health Secretary was not alone in his desire to scare the public into compliance. The WhatsApp messages seen by the Telegraph show how several members of Mr. Hancock’s team engaged in a kind of ‘Project Fear’ in which they spoke of how to utilise “fear and guilt” to make people obey lockdown.

Now refresh your memory as to what Goering said at Nuremberg when he was asked how they got the German people to go along:

” …. the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.”

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 7, 2023 8:57 am

Vaccine Mandates Violated Medical Ethics, the Provision of Informed Consent, and the Nuremberg Code… Dr. @P_McCulloughMD
: “No one, under any circumstances, may receive any pressure, coercion, or threat of reprisal for either taking or not taking any medicine or injection.”

And from the Australian Immunisation handbook itself, consent is required, and to be legally valid:

“It must be given voluntarily in the absence of undue pressure, coercion or manipulation”, and that “It can only be given after the potential risks and benefits of the relevant vaccine, the risks of not having it, and any alternative options have been explained to the person”

Totally ignored of course…. only HOP will fix this.

duncanm
duncanm
March 7, 2023 9:01 am

Hancock brings V for Vendetta to mind.

Bar Beach Swimmer
March 7, 2023 9:05 am

Last night there were some brilliant comedy moments – (as Zulu would have commented), I very nearly spilled my whisky a number of times on the keyboard.

It was classic cat.

calli
calli
March 7, 2023 9:14 am

I was tempted BBS.

Failure to yield means I’m here to be stupid for another day.

calli
calli
March 7, 2023 9:17 am

In other news the roofers are playing techno music as they fix the sheets.

Time to close the windows and doors and hibernate with a good book. This time it’s Lynley and Havers and a murder most horrid.

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2023 9:19 am

Is Havers a dumb git in the books?

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2023 9:23 am

Even Urban Dictionary is compromised.

In Google search:

MICIMATT – Urban Dictionary
https://www.urbandictionary.com › define › term=MICI…
27 Aug 2021 — The Military-Industrial-Counter-Intelligence-Media-Academia-Think Tank complex – a term coined by CIA officer turned political activist Ray …

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=MICIMATT

¯\_(?)_/¯
Sorry, we couldn’t find: MICIMATT
There are no definitions for this word.
Be the first to define it!

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 7, 2023 9:23 am

Quite frankly, I’d like to see him, Boris and the rest of them, including politicians and bureaucrats here in Oz, in the dock facing charges.

Are you sure you wouldn’t settle for enraged crowds hoisting them on lamp posts? The ones who then give evidence at the trials will get the merciful quick drop.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 7, 2023 9:24 am

Doesn’t exactly inspire confidence…

Hydrogen boilers might need ‘four-inch holes in walls to prevent explosions’ (6 Mar)

Households that have hydrogen boilers installed could be forced to drill a 4×4-inch hole in their wall to mitigate risks of explosion, according to recommendations in a government-backed safety report.

We need you to drill holes in your wall in case your hydrogen boiler explodes. Add in those flammable electric cars and home battery systems and life in the suburbs is going to get a lot more exciting.

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 7, 2023 9:27 am

They are here.
Making English harder than it should be.

calli
calli
March 7, 2023 9:27 am

Havers is very smart Dot. Short, unattractive, hard working, enjoys eating, no dress sense, highly intuitive but a big mouth and constantly putting her foot in it.

What’s not to love? 😀

Unlike me, she smokes like a chimney.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 7, 2023 9:31 am

Yep.

With the ‘expert’ COVID view blown up, green terror must be next (4 Mar)
By [New York] Post Editorial Board

With the demolition of the “expert” views on COVID — mask mandates are useless; vaccines fail to stop transmission; the virus most likely came from that Wuhan lab — it’s time to take a very hard look at another major “settled science” pseudo-consensus: climate doom-saying.

They don’t go quite as far as they should (maybe under pressure from above) but it is nice that a major daily is calling out the climate fraud, however cautiously.

Diogenes
Diogenes
March 7, 2023 9:34 am

Arrrr me hearties, I am about to sail the 7 seas to look for the first episode of Mel Brookes History of the World Part 2.

https://youtu.be/jok7jfOUUxI

Diogenes
Diogenes
March 7, 2023 9:39 am

In other news the roofers are playing techno music as they fix the sheets.

Thankfully the roofers have finished at the 4 houses being built across from us, they also played loud techno or triple J.

The tilers doing the last house are playing Chinese music. Thankfully they are the last really noisy tradies.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 7, 2023 9:41 am

Amongst the long list of things the CIA missed was the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Roger
Roger
March 7, 2023 9:50 am

‘Gas use needs to be cut to achieve the Andrews government’s target to reduce emissions by at least 75% by 2035, with analysis from Environment Victoria finding the closure of coal-fired power plants won’t be enough to meet the goal.’

– The Guardian.

Not asked in the report – where will the electricity come from to power the appliances and heating systems that replace gas?

Crossie
Crossie
March 7, 2023 9:51 am

Supporting President Trump can cost you money, friends, family, and opportunities and can be downright dangerous.

Conversely, there is an entire INDUSTRY based on attacking President Trump that will get you on TV and get you paid $$$.

That’s why Trump needs to run again and win, for the retribution if nothing else. The level of cruelty inflicted on Americans simply for expressing a political opinion must be avenged. For a start the J6 prisoners must be released and paid reparations. Those who put them there must be put on trial.

I don’t think Americans will feel safe with their government until the decks are cleared from the bureaucracy. Even no bureaucracy would hardly be noticed since they have not been doing their jobs for years.

Somehow, I don’t think Ron DeSantis could or wold do that, he would be a good successor to Trump.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 7, 2023 9:54 am

KD earlier re the GayBC alleged drug dealer:-

The court heard he also had a heart condition which required regular medication and sleep apnoea. “He suffered a physical assault as a result of that condition,” Ms Ramsden (his mouthpiece) said.

The Burwood resident was attacked with a thong by another inmate because of his snoring, the court was told.

Thong?
Presumably we are talking about rubber footwear here?

Roger
Roger
March 7, 2023 9:54 am

Amazing what rain can do despite all the floods and damage.
Farmers turned off a record 90 billion in production last year.

As farmers around here say, “There’s money in mud.”

Mind you, I think it will be the last boom year for a while.

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2023 9:56 am

DTM seem to have good Au drilling results today.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 7, 2023 9:57 am

Wow Dover – there are so many beautiful paintings

Seconded! Here’s a nice article via Instapundit:

I Use Painting To Challenge The Left’s Vise-Grip On The Art World (6 Mar)

Mr Henderson would make a fine Cat.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 7, 2023 9:58 am

DTM seem to have good Au drilling results today.

Stop it, or you’ll go blind.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 7, 2023 9:59 am

“Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie detector.”

– Graham Greene

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2023 10:00 am

Mind you, I think it will be the last boom year for a while.

Feed barley at 320 AUD/t, tempting not to store it on farm. I would keep a bit aside for feed and future supply disruptions. You can’t lose if you sell early, late, harvest for cash and put some in risk products or keep it on farm for future arbitrage and cash flow.

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2023 10:00 am

I just started wearing glasses, when should I stop?

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 7, 2023 10:01 am

A vampire bat came flapping in from the night covered in fresh blood and parked himself on the roof of the cave to get some sleep.

Pretty soon all the other bats smelled the blood and began hassling him about where he got it. He told them to knock it off and let him get some sleep but they persisted until finally he gave in.

“OK, follow me…” he said and flew out of the cave with hundreds of bats behind him.

Down through a valley they went, across a river and into a forest full of trees. Finally he slowed down and all the other bats excitedly milled around him. “Now, do you see that tree over there?” he asked. “Yes, yes, yes!” the bats all screamed in a frenzy. “Good” said the first bat “Because I farking didn’t!”

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 7, 2023 10:03 am

In other news the roofers are playing techno music as they fix the sheets.

Mmmyes.
I had the carpenter who likes rap and the painter who goes for Best of ’80’s Classic Rock.
What a blessed relief when the renderer turned up. Older bloke. No radio. And, apart from the whirr of his mixer a couple of times a day, no power tools. Just the swish and scrape of the trowel.

Rabz
March 7, 2023 10:04 am

The Rugg Muncher’s jobsacking by Lardarse Ryan has been upheld by the Feral Court.

Thanks taxpayers!

calli
calli
March 7, 2023 10:06 am

The Left’s Vise Vice-Grip On The Art World

Fixed.

I enjoyed this one. He’s brought so much of the last three years into that picture.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 7, 2023 10:07 am

Not asked in the report – where will the electricity come from to power the appliances and heating systems that replace gas?

From Politician and Climate Alarmist ‘Never Never Land’. Created by people with a BA in ‘Delusions of Energy Transition’.

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2023 10:09 am

Dr Faustus

Seems to average out from raw Au/t to > 4g/t from 51 drill holes.

sfw
sfw
March 7, 2023 10:09 am

Diogenes, it’s a great film, one of my favourite parts. I’d like to be the King, for a day or two anyway.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw44MhhRFKA

calli
calli
March 7, 2023 10:11 am

I don’t mind the music so long as they’re working. And they’re going great guns in difficult conditions. Glad it’s a bit cooler for them today.

I just despise techno. I’ll fix it with some Purcell from St Paul’s. For my ears only, natch.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 7, 2023 10:11 am

Glenn Reynolds today has an excellent blog post on the Elite classes. Well worth a read. The problem of overproduction of elites is an interesting concept, especially when so many uni students are doing otherworldly stuff like gender studies.

duncanm
duncanm
March 7, 2023 10:18 am

Rogersays:
March 7, 2023 at 9:50 am

Not asked in the report – where will the electricity come from to power the appliances and heating systems that replace gas?

Don’t forget the nearly doubling of electricity required to replace fossil-fueled cars, either.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 7, 2023 10:21 am

callisays:

March 7, 2023 at 10:11 am

I don’t mind the music so long as they’re working. 

Hmmm.
The pace some of them work, maybe I could play a brisk polka to get them moving.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 7, 2023 10:21 am

Atlassian sacks 500 staff amid tough tech market

Software giant Atlassian will make 500 full-time staff redundant in a cost-cutting exercise that comes less than six months after co-founder Scott Farquhar launched a tech talent hiring spree.

Affected staff began receiving emails within 15 minutes of the company’s announcement on Tuesday morning, with the company confirming the redundancies will target roles in talent acquisition, program management and research.

From the AFR.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 7, 2023 10:22 am

The Burwood resident was attacked with a thong by another inmate because of his snoring, the court was told.

Now this is gold. ABC radio bloke and drug trafficker given a Fat Pizza thong slap in his sleep. No wonder the poor thing is traumatised.

For those gentlefolk who havent been exposed to the documentary series housos, heres a thonging.

Diogenes
Diogenes
March 7, 2023 10:25 am

I just despise techno. I’ll fix it with some Purcell from St Paul’s. For my ears only, natch.

Feel like some big sound so I am countering it with Biber – no not him, the good one … Heinrich Ignaz Franz .. Missa Salisburgensis https://youtu.be/Dkw6psFziD0?t=2944 and will follow up with Haydn’s Nelson Mass.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 7, 2023 10:26 am

In World of Wonders news, their ABC applauds the Palacechook as she pours OPM into Other People’s Pockets:

Queensland government buys $5 billion CopperString 2.0 to connect north-west to national electricity grid

The Queensland government will take control of the multi-billion-dollar CopperString 2.0 project to transmit renewable energy from the state’s north-west to the national electricity market.

It is also expected to play an integral role as the “SuperString” enlivening the state government’s North Queensland Super Hub near Hughenden.

The $5 billion project has been in development for more than 10 years as private venture by CuString but will continue under a government-led model after the state government negotiated to acquire it.

The company said CopperString 2.0 will reduce power prices for major power users in the north-west, such as mining companies, that have until now been forced to rely on natural gas for energy.

While it’s not immediately clear that mining companies are gagging for intermittent power, this exciting project has been on the Chook’s radar for years. Depending on who (if anyone) you believe, Copperstring will transmit between 400MW and 1GW, at a cost varying between $1 billion and $5 billion, and promising between 200 and 800 jerbs.

The project depends on the North Queensland Super Hub, which only four months ago was itself an exciting concept, scribbled on the back of a bar coaster, and in desperate need of enlivenment before the election.

CopperString 2.0 is being developed by CuString Pty Ltd, a private company founded by one John O’Brien. “CuString’s director, Joseph O’Brien, is the nephew of Kennedy MP Bob Katter.”

It’s a Queensland thing.

Damon
Damon
March 7, 2023 10:27 am

“Those against altering the constitution believe it would not fix the issues facing these communities and they fear it could lead to one group being favoured over other Australians and create an overall division in society”
Spot on. Outback indigenous communities have never heard of the Constitution, and probably could not read it if they had. And we are constantly lectured about the ‘idyllic’ pre-colonisation society, but when they are allowed to lead that life, we get exactly what we have now!

Roger
Roger
March 7, 2023 10:28 am

Affected staff began receiving emails within 15 minutes of the company’s announcement on Tuesday morning…

Fired by email.

What a company.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 7, 2023 10:29 am

Erin Brockovich is getting the J K Rowling treatment.

How Does A Leftist Hero Become A Villain? Oppose the Regime. (5 Mar)

“Remember Erin Brockovich? The Hollywood Left thought so much of her environmental activism back in 2000 that she was the subject of the hit movie that bears her name, in which she was played by Julia Roberts. Moviegoers thrilled to the dramatization of Erin’s heroic fight against the faceless corporate greedheads of the California utility company Pacific Gas and Electric, which was contaminating the groundwater and lying to the locals about it. But in a telling indication of how quickly the Left has degenerated into a force for authoritarianism and totalitarianism, the once-celebrated Brockovich has now been classified as nothing less than a terrorist threat for raising a fuss about the release of toxic chemicals in the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.”

Suggesting that Erin Brockovich is a terrorist threat is just the latest indication of the Biden regime’s determination to criminalize legitimate and peaceful opposition.

RTWT. The Left really is amazingly intolerant of any microscopic departure from the party line. Cancelling Erin Brockovich for doing exactly what she originally did that got her her environmental sainthood is pretty breathtaking.

Diogenes
Diogenes
March 7, 2023 10:31 am

In World of Wonders news, their ABC applauds the Palacechook as she pours OPM into Other People’s Pockets:

This should be fun.

It would be a beautiful clear summers day at Stanthorpe and bang, power goes out. Lines are down due to a storm at Clifton nearly 2 hours drive away. When it stormed around us, the candles, matches , camping stove, battery radio etc would be brought out

Roger
Roger
March 7, 2023 10:32 am

The Queensland government will take control of the multi-billion-dollar CopperString 2.0 project to transmit renewable energy from the state’s north-west to the national electricity market.

QLD Energy Minister Mick de Brenni flagged late last year that renewable energy infrastructure will have to be state owned if it is to be viable.

It’s a brave new world!

Or is it just back to the future?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 7, 2023 10:37 am

The workers on the house next door don’t play music of any sort. A pneumatic pile-driving rock-smashing bobcat puts paid that. What was once a lovely old sandstone farmhouse is now a shell around a pit. They are making land by digging because it is on a slight slope. The previous owners had just renovated completely, put in new kitchens and bathrooms. And extended a verandah and put in a pool. Looks like the new ones will keep only the pool.
The rest is gonski.

I think they finish up the bobcat today. After that, they have a house to build. The DA seemed to simply put forward renos and a second story. Hairy says it’s their property and as far as he’s concerned they can do what they like with it. It’s their money wasted too, he adds. Correct.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 7, 2023 10:39 am

And we are constantly lectured about the ‘idyllic’ pre-colonisation society, but when they are allowed to lead that life, we get exactly what we have now!

Well said!

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2023 10:39 am

Software giant Atlassian will make 500 full-time staff redundant in a cost-cutting exercise that comes less than six months after co-founder Scott Farquhar launched a tech talent hiring spree.

It is useless software, MS Office and other things can do what it does for free, it is useless software made by a terrible company ran by awful people, the worst people, believe me.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 7, 2023 10:41 am

Amongst the long list of things the CIA missed was the collapse of the Soviet Union

As Groogs knows, it is quicker to compile a list of the stuff they get right.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 7, 2023 10:42 am

UK Considered Killing All Pet Cats to Stop COVID…. Michael McKay…

During the Great Plague of London in the C17th the authorities went around killing all of the cats and dogs. Which meant that the rats and mice multiplied freely and spread the plague more widely.

Unintended consequences in that case.

If they’d gone ahead and killed Felix and even Fido during Covid I like the think all hell would have broken loose. However, I suspect, as with everything else, people would just have handed over their pets.

calli
calli
March 7, 2023 10:43 am

Ahahaha!

They’ve countered the Purcell with Country and Western!

I love tradies. Where did everyone’s sense of humour go? It’s alive and well on building sites. I suppose it has to be.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 7, 2023 10:46 am

Seems to average out from raw Au/t to > 4g/t from 51 drill holes.

Old Faustus Investment Almanac: Porphyry deposits are tricky beasts. Either fill yer boots at the current low, low price; or wait for the assay results from the recent RC drilling.

One of the other exciting things about Dart is that when you click on the latest Quarterly Activities and Cashflow Report (31/01/23), the link returns the Report for the Quarter Ended 31 December 2017.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 7, 2023 10:47 am

It’s a brave new world!

Marx not Huxley.

“Degrowth Communism”: Green Communism whose Explicit Goal is to Destroy the Economy (5 Mar)

Economic growth is fuelling climate change – a new book proposes ‘degrowth communism’ as the solution

Timothée Parrique
Researcher in Ecological Economics, Lund University

Kohei Saito, the bestselling author of Capital in the Anthropocene, is back with a new book: Marx in the Anthropocene: Towards the Idea of Degrowth Communism.

What exactly is “ecological economics”?

calli
calli
March 7, 2023 10:47 am

A building built inside and existing footprint, using one or more of the existing walls is a CDC unless it’s in a heritage listed area.

The Beloved’s cousin built an entire house around a single six metre piece of wall. CDC.

My kids are demolishing in the ES. The plans have just come out of Council after 18 months deliberation on the DA/CC. Demo in a fortnight. No wonder facade-ism is all the go.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 7, 2023 10:47 am

In other news the roofers are playing techno music as they fix the sheets.

Techno seems to be the preferred site music on the apartment block going up opposite, with an over-representation of Maori workers. Not exclusively. Heard some Dave Dobbyn as one headed off to lunch. He must struggle.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 7, 2023 10:48 am

Wow.
Much amaze.
Unpredictable extremely..

Zachary Rolfe to be retired from NT police after psychological and risk assessments

Being unable to prove hes “bad’ in court they have swung straight to the “mad” attack.

NT police assistant commissioner, Bruce Porter, told an inquest into the death of Kumanjayi Walker on Monday that constable Zachary Rolfe had been issued with a notice of the intention to stand him down from duty.

Porter said that the decision to retire Rolfe had been made on the basis of two psychological assessments and a risk assessment from December and January.

“We were of the opinion that he had the inability to continue as a member of the police force,” he said.

Porter said he requested the medical examinations after Rolfe indicated to the inquest in November that he would not be returning to work without telling his employer the reason.

Police are also awaiting an explanation from Rolfe after he published a 2,500-word open letter 10 days ago criticising the coroner and NT police.

Rolfe mentioned his employer’s decision to “medically retire” him.

So the decision was made before the announcement, 10 days ago.

The following might just be, the stupidest thing ever said at an inquest.
Ever.

The NT government’s Aboriginal justice unit director, Leanne Liddle, told the inquest racism may not be deliberate but it was systemic.

She questioned why officers said locals might storm the police station if they were told of Walker’s death the night he was shot, despite there being no evidence that would happen.

“If people align a characteristic with a group of people that they’ve had no evidence to prove otherwise, I think that shows the lack of cultural awareness that non-Aboriginal people have working in Aboriginal communities,” Liddle said.

She must go and live at the worst shitholes, perhaps rotating between places that had their nurses/teachers driven out by violence/assaults and breakins.

calli
calli
March 7, 2023 10:49 am

Uh oh. Now it’s acca dacca.

This means war! 😀

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 7, 2023 10:55 am

One of the problems living in the Eastern Suburbs (or Western Suburbs depending on which side you are on) is the building and demolition. Fortunately it slows during a stock market crash and typically provides buying opportunities below cost without all the dust.

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2023 10:56 am

I hope Rolfe sues them for failing to provide a safe workplace, work practices, adequate mental health facilities…

Police are also awaiting an explanation from Rolfe after he published a 2,500-word open letter 10 days ago criticising the coroner and NT police.

Here’s my explanation:

1. Jam it up your arse.
2. It is extra judicial bullshit and the inquest is improper.

How often do you get coronial inquests after trials that have had the rubber stamp of a higher court?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 7, 2023 10:57 am

Paging a Mr Laurel Hubbard!

Biological Male Powerlifter Can Compete Against Women After Minnesota Court Finds Exclusion Was Unlawful Discrimination. (6 Mar)

Attentive Cats will recall who Mr Hubbard is… 😀

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 7, 2023 11:00 am

The following might just be, the stupidest thing ever said at an inquest.
Ever.

The NT police would be better served recruiting anthropologists who have familiarity with Stone Age peoples.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 7, 2023 11:02 am

In Actually, There Are Plenty Like Her news:

Plibersek restores one’s trust in politics. If only there were more like her

Margaret Simons has followed her well-received biography of Penny Wong with one on the other feminist star in Labor’s firmament, Tanya Plibersek.

Plibersek was a reluctant subject. She did not want people to think the biography, Tanya Plibersek: On Her Own Terms, was part of a publicity campaign for the leadership. But as the biography would be written anyway, she cooperated, offering introductions to former and present staff, friends and family, and eight interviews of her own. The voices of those who know her well, especially her family and close friends, give the biography an appealing intimacy.

Plibersek was a reluctant subject.
Snork, chuckle, honk.

If Uncle Luigi’s bum is not twitching like a bunny’s nose, he’s not alive.

Roger
Roger
March 7, 2023 11:03 am

The economy is slowing at a faster rate than the forecasts predicted.

The RBA is leading us into a recession.

The next figures won’t be out until May, by which time we’ll likely have had two more rate hikes.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 7, 2023 11:04 am

Big scraping noises coming over to us now, as the front-end loader scoops up more debris for trucks to take away. There used to be quite a nice little garden where the loader goes in and out now over what has become a clay and earth mess with a few sad plants lingering on the edges awaiting their final destruction.

Sic transit gloria mundi, little garden. I see you and mourn you.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 7, 2023 11:04 am

This noble savage stuff is all good till someone picks up a kitchen knife.

Roger
Roger
March 7, 2023 11:06 am

The NT police would be better served recruiting anthropologists who have familiarity with Stone Age peoples.

The missionaries brought indigenous people out of the stone age.

Gough Whitlam & Nugget Coombs sent them back there and framed it as a virtuous act.

Cassie of Sydney
March 7, 2023 11:06 am

Both Rugg and Ryan come out of this imbroglio with somewhat tarnished reputations. It’s clear that Ryan is the Teal clown.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 7, 2023 11:07 am

Meg Simons is a fat screaming leftie.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 7, 2023 11:07 am

Margaret Simons has followed her well-received biography of Penny Wong with one on the other feminist star in Labor’s firmament, Tanya Plibersek.

Toilet paper prices are falling rapidly. Maybe it’s a supply and demand thing.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 7, 2023 11:08 am

How often do you get coronial inquests after trials that have had the rubber stamp of a higher court?

When you have one eye on the next election.

Roger
Roger
March 7, 2023 11:09 am

Margaret Simons has followed her well-received biography of Penny Wong with one on the other feminist star in Labor’s firmament, Tanya Plibersek.

Wong & Plibersek…if that’s the best Australian feminism can do it’s failed.

Who’s her next subject…Katy Gallagher?

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 7, 2023 11:10 am

… her well-received biography of Penny Wong

Who said all those taxpayer funded writers festivals were a waste of time?

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 7, 2023 11:12 am

Doesn’t hurt to keep the handbag whirring in the Liars party.

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 7, 2023 11:16 am

renewable energy infrastructure will have to be state owned if it is to be viable.

A reminder that government was invented to do stuff private enterprise
doesn’t bother with, which means there’s probably no reason for it.
H/T Neal Stephenson.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 7, 2023 11:19 am

If you can get $320 for feed barley on farm I’d sell.
Barley in store is a magnet for weevils. That reminds me to get some phosphine chains to fumigate barley.
Thanks Dot.

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2023 11:20 am

Mmmmm phosphine.

I like the bit where it spontaneously combusts the most.

Shy Ted
Shy Ted
March 7, 2023 11:21 am
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 7, 2023 11:24 am

Allen West is pretty good.

The Disturbing Religion of the Left (6 Mar, via Lucianne)

“However, the religion of the left is based upon what man — meaning the leftists — decide based upon their ideology. Marriage is not between one man and one woman. If you don’t believe that, you will be persecuted. Heck, a sitting Supreme Court justice, a leftist, could not even define what a woman is. Yet, she was selected based upon her being touted as the first Black woman Supreme Court justice. There are as many genders, according to the leftists, as there are states in the United States . . . unless you are Barack Obama who believes there are 57 states.

This disturbing religion of the left is rooted in secular humanism and moral relativism. It is the descendant belief of one Karl Marx who despised Christianity as he believed it was the “opiate of the masses.” See, leftists do not want you to believe that there is objective truth, good and evil, right and wrong and that there is a reward in heaven. They would prefer the masses to believe that they can create an earthly utopia where everyone is happy as they decide what everyone equitably gets . . . the equality of outcomes.”

Lt Col West would be a good choice of veep candidate for either Trump or DeSantis.

calli
calli
March 7, 2023 11:27 am

The study, conducted by researchers at the Northwest Minzu University in China

Well that’s that then. All lies and designed to have the gullible western males beset with diabetes and heart disease.

Can they be any more obvious?

Roger
Roger
March 7, 2023 11:28 am

Being completely out of touch gets you NT AOTY

As Jacinta Price wrote on the weekend, these programs are never benchmarked.

And the money just keeps on flowing.

A recipe for failure.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 7, 2023 11:34 am

Sob story.

‘I cried for 30 minutes straight’: Michelle Obama reveals she was left ‘uncontrollably sobbing’ after leaving the White House for the final time – as she blasts the lack of ‘diversity’ at Donald Trump’s inauguration (6 Mar)

“Michelle Obama has revealed how she ‘uncontrollably’ sobbed after she and her husband, Barack, left the White House – their home for eight years – for the final time. Speaking about the milestone moment in a new episode of her podcast, the former First Lady also took aim at her husband’s successor, Donald Trump, slamming the former President for the lack of ‘diversity’ that she saw at his inauguration in 2017. ‘We were leaving the home we had been in for eight years, the only home our kids really knew,’ the 59-year-old said in a segment of the Michelle Obama: The Light Podcast episode, which was shared with People.”

Maybe she’s been having lessons from Meghan Markle, there’s a distinct similarity in style.

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2023 11:35 am

“Michelle Obama has revealed how she ‘uncontrollably’ sobbed after she and her husband, Barack, left the White House – their home for eight years – for the final time. Speaking about the milestone moment in a new episode of her podcast, the former First Lady also took aim at her husband’s successor, Donald Trump, slamming the former President for the lack of ‘diversity’ that she saw at his inauguration in 2017. ‘We were leaving the home we had been in for eight years, the only home our kids really knew,’ the 59-year-old said in a segment of the Michelle Obama: The Light Podcast episode, which was shared with People.”

E M O T I O N A L –

– I N C O N T I N E N C E

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 7, 2023 11:35 am

And the money just keeps on flowing.
A recipe for failure.

Or a career for life.

Roger
Roger
March 7, 2023 11:40 am

A reminder that government was invented to do stuff private enterprise
doesn’t bother with, which means there’s probably no reason for it.

There was a need for railways in 19th C. Australia to get export agricultural goods to ports efficiently, but a lack of private speculative capital, so governments took the risk on themselves, borrowed from abroad and fostered future prosperity.

A rare exception.

Shy Ted
Shy Ted
March 7, 2023 11:40 am

DMT, pfft.
Elsewhere
24m at 34.81g/t
18m at 51.96g/t
10m at 79.55g/t
3m at 138.07 g/t from 218m
Based on history they’ll never get it out of the ground

Roger
Roger
March 7, 2023 11:43 am

Or a career for life.

Something Jacinta also hinted at.

As I wrote on the weekend, I suspect that piece spent quite some time on the editor’s desk.

Pogria
Pogria
March 7, 2023 11:45 am

This is probably the funniest sketch made by SNL in years. Yet they cut it using the excuse that they had “run out of time” to air it.
Too funny, and manly at the same time. 😀

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 7, 2023 11:45 am

Funny. I cried uncontrollably when Barry moved into the White House.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 7, 2023 11:45 am

Another in the endless entertaining series “why are women so shit”. (some)

Female university graduates have bigger Hecs debts but earning less than men, research reveals
Average student debt balance has risen 10% and taking longer to pay off, affecting major life events such as starting a family


“A lot of the traditional female professions – teaching and nursing – over the last 40 years have become professionalised, requiring university degrees and gathering debt. Traditional male trades haven’t been – and they’re cheaper, you’re paid as you go through that process.”

Heres a radical idea – do an apprenticeship.
Just because the spastics in higher ed decided tacking a nursing/child education etc “degree’ as equivalent to a 4 year apprenticeship for “equalidee” doesnt make it so.

Apprentice wages are crap – until you finish your apprenticeship.

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2023 11:48 am

Another adult (POLICE OFFICER!) female claims she was groomed.

https://nypost.com/2023/02/28/tennessee-sex-cop-maegan-hall-claims-she-was-exploited-in-lawsuit/

The Tennessee cop fired over her numerous sexual romps with other officers claims in a new federal lawsuit that superiors in her department “sexually groomed” her for the risqué escapades.

Maegan Hall, 26, who blamed a troubled marriage for her randy affairs, claims she felt trapped and exploited in the midst of the all-male ranks of the La Vergne Police Department, according to her 51-page federal complaint filed Monday.

“Where Ms. Hall sought role models at her new job, she instead found predators,” the lawsuit says. “In place of offering professional development, her supervisors and the chief of police groomed her for sexual exploitation.

“They colluded in using their authority to systematically disarm her resistance and entrap her in degrading and abusive sexual relationships, even sharing tips on the best ways to manipulate and exploit her.”

The suit claims Hall, who had a history of mental illness, “felt trapped,” and “in an attempt to escape, she nearly killed herself.”

F^$k off.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 7, 2023 11:49 am

all-male ranks of the La Vergne Police Department

More like La-Vagine, amiright!

calli
calli
March 7, 2023 11:50 am

Who said builders can’t have fun at work?

Stonemasons in this case.

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2023 11:52 am

We do, weee – dooo!

Bruce
Bruce
March 7, 2023 11:52 am

The “Wuhan Lab Leak” wasn’t.

It was a series of “controlled” field-trials of Falsi’s “gain of function” project.

The memory hole onto which the Kovid outbreak intimately associated with the Wuhan World Military Games has fallen, is VERY deep and constantly being dug deeper..

Note that once the Kovid Kaper got rolling, China locked down all domestic civilian travel, but continued international travel, including to Kanaduh, the USA and Oz. Notable among the Oz flights were the the “food ferry” cargo aircraft taking high-value foodstuffs and possibly other “goodies” out of Wellcamp airfield. Direct flights between Toowoomba and Hong Kong. Did they really fly EMPTY cargo 747s into Wellcamp?

calli
calli
March 7, 2023 11:53 am

As I recall, Obama was extremely rude to Melania Trump.

Perhaps they were tears of regret?

No. I don’t think so either.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 7, 2023 11:56 am

The Rugg has been pulled out from under Ryan.

Activist Sally Rugg loses legal bid to return to Kooyong MP Monique Ryan’s office after alleging she was bullied into resigning (7 Mar)

“A court has ruled that former political staffer Sally Rugg will not remain employed by the Commonwealth amid a broader legal stoush with Kooyong MP Monique Ryan.

The social activist had her application to return to the MPs office dismissed by Justice Debra Mortimer in Federal Court in Melbourne on Tuesday.

She wanted to have the termination of her employment as Dr Ryan’s chief-of-staff overturned after claiming she was pushed out by the MP after raising concerns about working over 70 hours a week.

The judge dismissed the application on the grounds that the situation between the two had deteriorated to the point where Ms Rugg returning to work wouldn’t be “tolerable”.

Ms Rugg has continued to be paid her full Commonwealth salary despite not having worked for the MP since last December.”

Being one of the nomenklatura is lucrative, so long as you can cope with the cat fights.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 7, 2023 11:56 am

Eyriesays:
March 7, 2023 at 9:41 am
Amongst the long list of things the CIA missed was the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Paul Dibb wrote a book in the early 1980s, referring to the Soviet Union as an “Incomplete Superpower”, and panning its economic statistics. The “Great and the Good” crapped on him from on high. Dibb had the last laugh.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 7, 2023 12:08 pm

Ms Rugg has continued to be paid her full Commonwealth salary despite not having worked for the MP since last December.”

Still doesn’t pay as well as getting Tudged or Brittanyed.

areff
areff
March 7, 2023 12:10 pm

Techno seems to be the preferred site music

Have been impressed that the construction site catty corner to my front gate has been booming out a lot of reggae — odd because the workers appear to be mostly Subcontinentals.

The good side of multiculturalism

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 7, 2023 12:11 pm

her well-received biography of Penny Wong

Has anyone checked the local remainder bookstore, looking for any bargain door stops?

johanna
johanna
March 7, 2023 12:14 pm

As Jacinta Price wrote on the weekend, these programs are never benchmarked.

Oh yeah.

For decades, we have been reading/hearing about ‘programs’ involving getting back to country, art, music and so on to help Aboriginal kids and yoofs. There is a never ending stream of them, in between ‘community leaders’ demanding funding for more of them.

What we never see is evaluation of whether these publicly funded initiatives produce results. The reason is simple – by and large, they don’t. After a short period learning how to cook witchetty grubs or dot paint or whatever, the kids go straight back to the dysfunctional situation they came from, with predictable results. On the upside, some entrepreneurial Aborigines who got grants to fund the camping trip were well remunerated, with no responsibility for results at all. It’s a scam.

What’s more, it’s a distraction. It avoids calling attention to the circumstances that created these delinquent kids, because that would mean that someone other than whitey might bear some responsibility.

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

Luv a bit of reggae mon. Recommend Crate Diggin’ Studio One for those looking to dip their toe in the water beyond the usual Bob Marley stuff.

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 7, 2023 12:15 pm

I’m guessing domestic support for the Ukies is slipping.

Vicki
Vicki
March 7, 2023 12:18 pm

I hope Vicki has time to check in today and give us an update. It looks as though it will be cooler here and the wind has dropped. Her story about those weaners in the waist high grass kept me up last night.

All good today, Calli. Temperature has dropped, as has yesterday’s fierce winds, as of midday today.

Even so, husband has put put off planned slashing, and any other activity that may start a spark from the equipment. We still haven’t restored fencing along our creek, which was washed away in the last big flood months last year. Probably wait until cooler weather.

What we did do was manage to get antiseptic spray into an eye of a cow (no easy feat outside of the crush) which was showing infection. This is one reason why we slash – is cows often seem to get eye infections when grass gets long and seeds.

Roger
Roger
March 7, 2023 12:18 pm

…because that would mean that someone other than whitey might bear some responsibility.

“Intergenerational trauma” has closed that loophole.

Every problem in indigenous communities is now attributed to white settlement.

Crossie
Crossie
March 7, 2023 12:19 pm

I’m watching Tucker Carlson’s J6 surveillance tapes expose. Is it just the Viking guy who got 4 years in jail or all of them? If it is most or all of them then the DC bastards know they will lose the next election and they can only keep them in jail until then.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 7, 2023 12:21 pm

I’m guessing domestic support for the Ukies is slipping.

Pompeo has galloping RDS.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 7, 2023 12:22 pm

To be fair, put any group in the middle of nowhere in subeconomic clusters without private property and the results are unlikely to be different.

Roger
Roger
March 7, 2023 12:28 pm

Paul Dibb wrote a book in the early 1980s, referring to the Soviet Union as an “Incomplete Superpower”, and panning its economic statistics. The “Great and the Good” crapped on him from on high. Dibb had the last laugh.

Still writing on Russian geopolitical interests.

Doesn’t believe Putin’s invasion of Ukraine was justified.

duncanm
duncanm
March 7, 2023 12:28 pm

A lot of the traditional female professions – teaching and nursing – over the last 40 years have become professionalised, requiring university degrees and gathering debt.

put blame where its due for this – the cabals who run nursing and teaching

Roger
Roger
March 7, 2023 12:32 pm

To be fair, put any group in the middle of nowhere in subeconomic clusters without private property and the results are unlikely to be different.

Nugget Coombs knew better.

He was also a Keynesian.

(Spits on ground to demonstrate repugnance.)

cohenite
March 7, 2023 12:35 pm
calli
calli
March 7, 2023 12:39 pm

Thanks Vicki. I’ve been watching the weather on Windy.com and the fires on Fires Near Me. I know how it feels to have fires so close you can hear them, with the eerie glow in the night.

Today is a better day. Just a few drops of rain should ease things.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 7, 2023 12:42 pm

To be fair, put any group in the middle of nowhere in subeconomic clusters without private property and the results are unlikely to be different.

There is probably no group in Australia who have been more blessed by the attentions of the government in all its manifest glories.

Welfareism is poison.
Welfareism and the burden of “culture’ appears to be poison and a bullet in the head.

cohenite
March 7, 2023 12:48 pm

This comment did not get up at Politicom:

The violence BEFORE the Screech gets in will be nothing compared to the violence after this racist, communist abomination is in the Constitution. After Mabo back in 1993 I had to go up to my uncle’s farm in the Hunter Valley. My uncle was a WW11 veteran and he had been confronted by half-breed thugs who demanded he leave THEIR farm because of Mabo. I knew a couple of these losers from school and being a lawyer when I turned up and stated the legal facts of Mabo, a bad decision of judicial activism, they left. No doubt my size and the size of a couple of mates I brought with me also played a part.
But if the Voice gets in the Constitution what happened to my uncle, and other farmers in the district, will be nothing. Based on a new and separate Constitutional clause there will be no limit to what aboriginal activists can and will do.
The Voice will literally destroy this nation. If Bowen’s energy policies don’t do that first.

Half breed I guess.

sfw
sfw
March 7, 2023 12:49 pm

FM “Apprentice wages are crap – until you finish your apprenticeship”

Once they were, no longer. Very few start an apprenticeship at 16 anymore, most are 18+ with more than a few doing adult apprenticeships. Whilst they don’t get tradesman’s wages they do pretty good, especially if you’re in the right sector. I know that trainee/apprentice lift mechanics start at around $80k first year. Not worth it of course but that’s the game.

MatrixTransform
March 7, 2023 12:53 pm

This means war!

Mahler

Roger
Roger
March 7, 2023 12:56 pm

Kyle & Jackie O. endorse Chris Minns.

Home & hosed.

Vagabond
Vagabond
March 7, 2023 1:00 pm

Activist Sally Rugg loses legal bid to return to Kooyong MP Monique Ryan’s office after alleging she was bullied into resigning (7 Mar)

I’m sorry to see this. Having a confrontational stark raving crazy lefty activist in the office, especially as chief of staff, is a recipe for organisational paralysis and an extremely miserable and unhappy workplace.

Monique deserves nothing less.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 7, 2023 1:10 pm

I know that trainee/apprentice lift mechanics start at around $80k first year. Not worth it of course but that’s the game.

Totally worth it if you are stuck in a lift.
They are as precious as airline pilots then. 🙂

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 7, 2023 1:13 pm

Expect more people to be stuck in lifts as load shedding blackouts happen.
Also people stuck in underground car parks in shopping centres or unit blocks.
Some may have back ups, but many smaller ones in both cases won’t.
Lift mechanics to the rescue with portable batteries to get trapped people out?

Vicki
Vicki
March 7, 2023 1:13 pm

The Sydney Morning Herald (https://www.smh.com.au/national/the-one-big-thing-australians-must-know-about-national-security-20230306-p5cpq5.html) is getting on board in a big way regarding the threat of China to our region.

Of course one of their principal writers on the China threat – Peter Hartcher – has written consistently on this topic. His 2021 book “Red Zone. China’s Challenge & Australia’s Future” was a serious and thoroughly researched examination of the threat. In my opinion, it didn’t get the attention it then deserved. Similarly, Clive Hamilton’s book the previous year, “Hidden Hand. Exposing how the Chinese Communist Party is Reshaping the World” was also another excellent treatise by a “left-winger” who understood the serious problem that was arising in the concerted effort of China to infiltrate the western sources of power.

Given that the rival “The Australian” has been running ever more urgent warnings re China via ASPI’s Peter Jennings & China analyst John Lee, and the book of the late Jim Moran (“Danger on our Doorstep”) laid out the reality ,I would hope that Australians are finally perceiving the dangers ahead.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 7, 2023 1:16 pm

sfwsays:
March 7, 2023 at 12:49 pm

Better than i thought, was going off my brothers sparky apprenticeship 20 years ago…

Tom
Tom
March 7, 2023 1:18 pm

Tucker Carlson Tonight begins its series on the truth about January 6, 2021, based on security camera footage of the “insurrection” by Trump voters over their belief that the November 2020 presidential election was stolen.

The Democratic Party has turned January 6 into a coordinated propaganda attack on the Republican Party (orchestrated by 99% of the US news media), which is attempting to end the political career of Donald Trump.

PS: while today’s episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight was going to air, CNN is again trying to shoot the messenger with talking heads attacking Fox News on Anderson Cooper’s show over the Dominion voting machine company’s lawsuit against Fox, which is being given oxygen by former newspaper The New York Times – one of the primary sources of the J6 conspiracy propaganda.

After the airing of today’s Carlson show, other media, like NBC, have also stepped on their attacks on Carlson:

Tucker Carlson, with new video provided by Speaker McCarthy, falsely depicts Jan. 6 riot as a peaceful gathering

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