Open Thread – Tues 7 March 2023


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DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
March 9, 2023 9:05 pm

I’m not normal either. My IQ alone puts me in a ridiculously small minority. Sigh. But I live with my disability.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 9, 2023 9:10 pm

Pushed Post Comment too soon

…. it” might fit monty=fa quite well. He has perfected his bias.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 9, 2023 9:10 pm

Bunbury’s alright. We used to have a tent at the Bunbury Cup, although after 12 months and a carefully considered acquisition it was replaced by a tent on Oaks Day.

Frank
Frank
March 9, 2023 9:15 pm

“My IQ alone puts me in a ridiculously small minority.”

You might even be able to give Grigs a run for his money.

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 9, 2023 9:16 pm

Monster’s just playing marxist identity politics.

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

Unfortunately the obvious benefit of this development this was not reflected in the share price.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 9, 2023 9:19 pm

You might even be able to give Grigs a run for his money.

I doubt it.
Grigory M was a Fields Medalist, from memory.

m0nty
m0nty
March 9, 2023 9:23 pm

Most members of the “exhausted majority,” and then some, dislike political correctness. Among the general population, a full 80 percent believe that “political correctness is a problem in our country.” Even young people are uncomfortable with it, including 74 percent ages 24 to 29, and 79 percent under age 24. On this particular issue, the woke are in a clear minority across all ages

The whole point of yesterday’s poll is that most Americans do not equate “woke” with “PC”. By a margin of 17 percentage points, they rejected a definition of woke that included PC and instead said it meant “to be informed, educated on, and aware of social injustices”.

People don’t like political correctness, this is true. They do think it is good to be aware of social injustices, though. The Right’s attempt to conflate the two has failed.

Frank
Frank
March 9, 2023 9:28 pm

People don’t like political correctness, this is true. They do think it is good to be aware of social injustices, though. The Right’s attempt to conflate the two has failed.

You’re arguing over semantics now. The activists are considered arseholes, because they are and they are largely recognised as such. Whether the activists are considered woke or not is a secondary labelling issue.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 9, 2023 9:30 pm

Groogs playing himself like a Strad again. Ed Case was always the dumb sock though.

mem
mem
March 9, 2023 9:31 pm

Perth Tradersays:
March 9, 2023 at 6:59 pm
I’m BLACK,..tho on the outside I look white. I,m a WOMAN,..tho on the outside I look male. I’m FAT,..tho on the outside I look skinny. I’m a SOCIALIST,..tho everything I have is mine.

Hmm, I’m white tho I pretend to look black, I’m a man tho on the outside I look female, I’m skinny tho on the outside I look fat. I’m a capitalist tho everything I have is yours. Q. What am I? A. A skinny white bloke who dresses up as a fat woman and who is a f@king thief!

MatrixTransform
March 9, 2023 9:38 pm

even within your epistemic bubble

the post-modern bingo card

epistemic … bam!

mUnty must be part of the ontologensia

MatrixTransform
March 9, 2023 9:42 pm

My IQ alone puts me in a ridiculously small minority

3-sigma?

can’t be 4 … your evil plans would have already come to fruition

MatrixTransform
March 9, 2023 9:46 pm

The Right’s attempt to conflate the two has failed.

well, you’re a far-quit

your attempt to conflate the two just failed as well

logic doesn’t gel with you does it mUnty?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 9, 2023 10:19 pm

4/255 at stumps.

A bit old school for a first day of a Test, combined with what looks to be a decent track.

Cautiously optimistic, bolstered by Captain Turbine being in another country – i.e., this one.

rosie
rosie
March 9, 2023 10:19 pm

Monty thinks a poll about an ill-defined word is a truth for all time.
You really are a silly little man.

cohenite
March 9, 2023 10:20 pm

Normal people have long since accepted that blacks, gays, Jews and trans people are normal like them,

What a POS you are dickless: an antisemite equating your non-support of Israel to include blacks and gays who are normal and trans who are pathological. The issue has never been accepting or treating these groups but allowing them to erode and destroy basic societal values like what is a woman. The travesty of the gender industry, particularly with children is an abomination and yet shit retards like you say it is normal.

rosie
rosie
March 9, 2023 10:21 pm

The Ogress of the Ardenne has a ridiculously high IQ.

rosie
rosie
March 9, 2023 10:24 pm

At least Monty makes it easy to play buzz word bingo.

cohenite
March 9, 2023 10:25 pm
Barking Toad
Barking Toad
March 9, 2023 10:27 pm

….”imminent collapse”….

Erm, might have called a bit wrong in my earlier post. A Bowen like prediction.

84 run partnership – Khawaja 104no, Green 40no.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
March 9, 2023 10:28 pm

Green 49no. Fat fingers.

rosie
rosie
March 9, 2023 10:29 pm

Oh dear, Monty forgot to include muslims
How embarrassing.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 9, 2023 10:30 pm

I suspect Robert Redlich on retirement is out to bring Andrews down after he has investigated the corrosive cult that this slug of a man has built up.
A bloke I know who was well up in the Vic public service told me he had to get out as the his whole department was gradually replaced by functionaries of the government. He said the entire departmental structure is infested with juniors loyal to Andrews and the progressive cause.
The dirt file attack on Redlich is a sign of panic and fear by Andrews. Beware the man with nothing to lose and no care for consequence.

Dot
Dot
March 9, 2023 10:38 pm

slug of a man

I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE!

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 9, 2023 11:07 pm

H B Bearsays:
March 9, 2023 at 9:10 pm
Bunbury’s alright

Get thee behind me, Satan

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
March 9, 2023 11:10 pm

Popped into a Woolies for milk.

The self scan machines now have some sort of camera recoding customers doing self check out. Only shows head. Is it for recoding dodgy scans so they can prove if stolen something or just to record customer. Does it have any other functions such as facial recognition or linking to card used etc. Is it linked to a central control ? Do police have to get warrant to access info and what will it tell them ? Or is it just for show to scare customers into thinking all recorded ?

Machine seems different so what is cost to introduce the system store wide.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 9, 2023 11:30 pm

Get thee behind me, Satan

Naturally I take the bypass though.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 9, 2023 11:32 pm

The self scan machines now have some sort of camera recoding customers doing self check out. Only shows head.

I think you might be doing it wrong then. Wait till you get home.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 9, 2023 11:54 pm

Mark Dreyfus’s attempts to water down Indigenous voice to parliament’s ‘executive government’ powers rejected
EXCLUSIVE
By ROSIE LEWIS
Political Correspondent
@rosieslewis
and PAIGE TAYLOR
Indigenous Affairs Correspondent, WA Bureau Chief
@paigeataylor
11:13PM March 9, 2023
1 Comment

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus, who tried to water down the proposed Indigenous voice to parliament’s power to advise the executive government, has been rebuked by Aboriginal leaders in the government’s own referendum working group.

The Australian has been told by sources inside the working group meeting in Canberra on Thursday that Mr Dreyfus suggested an alternative to the use of “executive government” in the proposed constitutional amendment to enshrine the voice and several members of the working group thought his actions “overreach”.

Mr Dreyfus on Thursday attended one of the final meetings of the referendum working group with Solicitor-General Stephen Donaghue KC, who met the Indigenous leaders in person for the first time and provided his legal ­advice on the constitutional amendment.

In its draft form, the proposed constitutional amendment that Australians will vote on later this year says the voice “may make representations to parliament and the executive government on matters relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples”.

The referendum working group is set to lock in behind the “executive government” clause but it has become a growing political problem for Labor, with Liberal MPs and lawyers who support the principle of the voice pushing back. Critics of the executive government clause argue it should be removed to limit the scope for legal challenges.

Sources in the room told The Australian Mr Dreyfus put a different proposal to the group on Thursday but it was knocked back.

“The Attorney-General over-reached and the group rejected his proposal,” one source at the meeting said. “There’s a growing frustration among a significant number of referendum working group members on the presentation of advice (by government) and not being provided timely advice. Information has been continually presented to the group at the last minute without enough time for it to be fully considered.”

Mr Dreyfus was approached for comment.

The group plans to finalise its advice to government on the constitutional amendment and wording of the referendum question when it meets in Adelaide next Thursday.

Referendum working group member Marcus Stewart, one of the leaders of a treaty process with the Andrews government as co-chair of the First Peoples Assembly of Victoria, told The Australian: “We are close. A decision will be made next week. We are committed to ensuring the amendment is as strong as possible, as the Australian public and Aboriginal communities would expect. There is no room for ­mediocrity in this process.

“We look forward to finalising our advice next week.”

In the week beginning March 27, Labor will introduce its Constitutional Alteration Bill containing the precise words of its proposed constitutional amendment for the voice, and the wording of the question that Australians will be asked on referendum day.

The Albanese government is not required to follow the advice of the referendum working group on either the question or the constitutional amendment but the government formed the group last September for the purpose of asking its advice.

In a communique of the 21-member group’s meeting from the office of Indigenous Australians Minister Linda Burney on Thursday, there was little detail about what was discussed.

“The working group progressed its discussions about the wording of the change to the Constitution and the question on the ballot paper. The working group will reconvene next week for further discussion,” the communique said.

“The government will introduce the Constitution Alteration Bill to parliament in the last sitting fortnight in March 2023.

“This will be followed by a parliamentary inquiry. The working group noted this would provide Australians, including First Nat­ions people, with the opportunity to make formal submissions.”

Greens leader Adam Bandt called on the government to ensure there was a “clear message” about why the voice referendum, which he labelled a “step towards First Nations justice”, was important. “There are other things that the Greens will continue to push for like truth and treaty but the point that is being made is we need a clear understanding about why this is important because we want this referendum to succeed,” he said.

Marcia Langton, a member of the referendum working group and a longtime advocate for the voice, told The Australian on Wednesday: “Advice of the voice must be litigable.”

The Indigenous researcher, author and distinguished academic expressed dismay that anyone would insist the voice should be exempt from the legal scrutiny of the courts like any other statutory body in Australia, adding “their argument reeks of subconscious racism”.

Opposition Indigenous affairs spokesman Julian Leeser on Thursday urged both sides of the debate to listen respectfully to each other.

“I understand there is frustration, given the government’s lack of process. The referendum must be an act of persuasion. That means not assuming bad faith by those who might disagree with you,” Mr Leeser said.

“If you are a leader or advocate of the Yes case, then you have a responsibility to listen to the legitimate questions of those who doubt. And if you are a leader or advocate for the No case, then you have a responsibility to listen to the aspirations of Indigenous Australians who see value in a voice.”

Mr Leeser paid tribute to the referendum working group but said there had not been good process from the government.

“We will participate in any public process to debate and improve the question. Up until this point, the government has not involved the opposition, nor has it answered all the reasonable questions of the public,” he said.

“My overwhelming concern is that the referendum is not on track for success because is not answering the reasonable questions Australians have.”

rosie
rosie
March 9, 2023 11:55 pm

I mentioned the new cameras at woolies before Christmas, it’s to reduce theft.
Not only does it help with ‘misscans’ it locks your trolley as you leave the store with items that haven’t been scanned.
Woolworths expands new AI technology to assist self-serve checkouts

rosie
rosie
March 9, 2023 11:57 pm

Marcus Stewart is the epitome of the reasons I reject the Voice.
Go on Monty, tell me that’s racist.

Dot
Dot
March 9, 2023 11:59 pm

Not only does it help with ‘misscans’ it locks your trolley as you leave the store with items that haven’t been scanned.

???

Why not just scan your card as you go in and the trolley hits you up as you leave?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 10, 2023 12:03 am

Layton: all who oppose my racially selected elite are racists!!!

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Why not just scan your card as you go in and the trolley hits you up as you leave?

Discrimination against those who use cash.
Heck, I’d lodge a lawsuit myself on that basis.
Now that Slomo is gone my complaint may ever get a hearing.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 10, 2023 12:05 am

Marcus Stewart is the epitome of the reasons I reject the Voice.

I just see the Voice as being a vehicle for the activists – yes, the likes of Marcus Stewart, who had an Aboriginal great grandfather – and an instrument of division.

MatrixTransform
March 10, 2023 12:09 am

Why not just scan your card as you go in

just being subservient isn’t enough

one must be seen to be subservient

pucker up for the camera

and kiss my feet

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 10, 2023 12:16 am

yes, the likes of Marcus Stewart, who had an Aboriginal great grandfather

Sorry, Mr Stewart’s original Aboriginal ancestor was his GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER (my emphasis) one John Franklin.

https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/identity/2023/03/a-family-heritage-overpainted-with-ochre/

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 10, 2023 12:36 am

The advice of the Attourney-General to a rabble of consultants is overreach
This is the same born-to-rule thinking which calls a new tax a budget saving.

rosie
rosie
March 10, 2023 1:07 am

Chris Rock must have taken that poll.
He has no problem with wokeness.
In fact, he’s all for it.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 10, 2023 1:13 am

Just had a late might wander with the gundog…
There’s the sort of hazy full moon up which tells me SW WA is in for a bit of a wind bomb.
Wind bomb? Does that sound right? What’s the Newspeak term for an entirely predictable weather event of the late season sub-cyclone variety?
Breeze vortex?
Zephyrgeddon?

Robert Sewell
March 10, 2023 1:17 am

Fair Shake:

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.

You need to ask? The legal system isn’t on our side at all. We’re just the mugs who pay for the damn circus while the Legal fraternity and the coppers and the crooks get on with their careers doing Kabuki Theatre.

Johnny Rotten
March 10, 2023 1:19 am

In closing, can I acknowledge that we meet on stolen land belonging to the Gadigal clan of the Eora Nation and that sovereignty was never ceded.

Correction: You cannot cede something that you never had. This clan had no sovereignty whatsoever. Tribal rights? Maybe.

shatterzzz
March 10, 2023 1:39 am

I mentioned the new cameras at woolies before Christmas, it’s to reduce theft.
Not only does it help with ‘misscans’ it locks your trolley as you leave the store with items that haven’t been scanned.

Happened to me the other day .. tho don’t know about locking the trolley game .. I’d put my cap in the trolley whilst shopping and pressed pay after scanning my stuffand and the machine beeped for the assistant cos the trolley wasn’t empty ..

rosie
rosie
March 10, 2023 3:42 am

Wow Chris Rock really reeled in that mostly black audience.
Huge roar of approval when he said he was pro choice; woman’s right to choose, then he said to kill your baby several times, even offered up to the first report card option.
The response was somewhat muted.

Tom
Tom
March 10, 2023 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
March 10, 2023 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
March 10, 2023 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
March 10, 2023 4:12 am
Tom
Tom
March 10, 2023 4:13 am
Tom
Tom
March 10, 2023 4:14 am
Tom
Tom
March 10, 2023 4:15 am
Tom
Tom
March 10, 2023 4:17 am
Tom
Tom
March 10, 2023 4:18 am
Tom
Tom
March 10, 2023 4:19 am
Tom
Tom
March 10, 2023 4:20 am
Tom
Tom
March 10, 2023 4:22 am
Tom
Tom
March 10, 2023 4:23 am
Tom
Tom
March 10, 2023 4:25 am
Tom
Tom
March 10, 2023 4:26 am
Dot
Dot
March 10, 2023 5:52 am

Uh oh

From Tim Pool

From the Proud Boys “trial”

FBI agent caught out, lying in court under cross examination, it’s called perjury fellas.

https://youtu.be/3joQ3KX5t3U

caveman
caveman
March 10, 2023 6:32 am

The self scan machines now have some sort of camera recoding customers doing self check out. Only shows head

It also takes pics of what veges fruit you weigh can see if you doin a dodgy. Through its AI it brings up a list of what goods you might have in the bag for you to price. The attendant can scroll through the pictures of what you’ve bagged.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 10, 2023 6:39 am

It had to happen.

Michael Caine fires back at ‘bulls**t’ claim Zulu is ‘key text’ for extremists (9 Mar)

“The 89-year-old’s life completely changed in 1964 with his breakout role in the film focused on the Anglo-Zulu War in South Africa. However, as a counterterrorism programme found Zulu was among the works that could be cited as “key texts” for “white nationalists” the actor has brutally written off the claim.

However, the counter-terror scheme Prevent listed the film as a “key text” which could incite “white nationalists/supremacists” according to the Times.

The lengthy list of works that could potentially incite extremists also includes the likes of Shakespeare and political sitcom Yes Minister.”

There you go, if you like watching Zulu you are a terrorist.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 10, 2023 6:46 am

From now on, all news cycles will be determined by the responses to a poll of 311 Democrats & 290 Republicans.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 10, 2023 7:07 am

One for Lizzie.

Archaeology mystery as 1,500-year-old pendant features inscription of Norse god (9 Mar)

“Scientists in Denmark have identified the oldest-known reference to the Norse god Odin — notably the father of Thor, among many other sons — on a gold pendant unearthed in 2020. The 1,500-year-old “bracteate” was found amongst a treasure trove unearthed in the village of Vindelev, central Jutland, that contained 2.2 lbs of gold in total. Inscribed, the disc referred to an unknown king or overlord, with a text that translated to “He is Odin’s man”.

This pushes back the god’s archaeological record by some 150 years, she explained — with the previous oldest-known reference to Odin having been found on a brooch unearthed in southern Germany that is thought to date back to the late 6th century.”

Lizzie probably knows all this already but the article is a good one, and the photos are excellent. Interesting to see how many Roman aureus coins were turned into pendants.

2dogs
2dogs
March 10, 2023 7:16 am

People don’t like political correctness, this is true. They do think it is good to be aware of social injustices, though. The Right’s attempt to conflate the two has failed.

The Right’s attempt to conflate the two?!?!?

What a big brain take there, Mont. While you are at it, care to give your opinion on the Mark Middleton death?

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2023 7:19 am

Okay Bruce but how is not Odin just another interpretation of Perun, Woden, Juptier, Zeus, The Dagda and so on? The Tuatha de Danann are just an Irish, proto celtic version of the pan European pantheon, right?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 10, 2023 7:23 am

What do you do when you are stuck with a billion dollars worth of shoes after your iconic partner comes out as an antisemite…?

Adidas Warns of First Loss in Three Decades Following Split with Kanye West (8 Mar)

Athletic Giant Adidas Launches Ramadan Campaign in Sweden (9 Mar)

German athletic giant Adidas has launched a new campaign in Sweden ahead of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, featuring tips for Muslim athletes undergoing fasting.

Maybe a pair of Kanye’s shoes will help them get through the day.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 10, 2023 7:26 am

Dot – I defer to Lizzie’s detailed article in Quadrant! It’s a good and very detailed read.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 10, 2023 7:27 am

Oops, I should edit. My attention to detail is not great this early in the morning. Need more coffee.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 10, 2023 7:29 am

Thanks, Bruce. I hadn’t seen this particular story, although other sources can claim a long history for Odin in Germany and Scandinavia. The Sutton Hoo hoard in England (early C7th) also shows clear Swedish antecedents going centuries back that also reference Odin, so he features in Britain too, which is supportive of my theories re Arthur. Obviously, he also features in Britain due a lot of Scando-Germanic input culturally since at least Roman times. It seems likely that the known North Sea contacts would have induced elements of a common culture even during the Bronze and Iron Ages.

Interesting that the old post-Roman texts still live on in historical imagination regarding immigration into Britain. See this recent Quadrant piece that draws on Gildas, for example.

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2023 7:36 am

It seems there was always Swedish immigration/emigration trade into Britain, or was it that the old Northern European languages were more united?

Has it been proven impossible that English evolved from old Brythonic, Roman and old Norse? Some of the old pre Roman tribal names live on now in place names and over half of our words have latin roots, but that could be a modern confection. The concept of the Anglo Saxon invasion needs to be suffocated. It is only really in London and York that genetic drift would show any evidence of a true invasion rather than a cultural shift or regime change between different ruling families.

There is also a tendency for rulers to have a myth of lineage, from Japan, England, Rome and so on. The first kings were probably just landholders who could smelt; the English ones were probably always Romanised Britons, who descended from pre Roman tribal chiefs.

Remember the Romans came to Britain to help allies; this is a historical fact, like the Anglo Saxon myth. If there were Angles and Saxons they were in England and the continent for a long time and had a long history of trade, immigration and cultural similarity.

duncanm
duncanm
March 10, 2023 7:39 am

You’ve heard of ‘misinformation’, how about ‘malinformation’? That which is true, but sending the wrong message.
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1633876365651918848

Zipster
March 10, 2023 7:41 am

Tucker Carlson: There is no justification for this
WARNING-Graphic footage: Fox News host Tucker Carlson delves deeper into new footage from the January 6 Capitol breach and the outrage from lawmakers over its release on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 10, 2023 7:43 am

From late last night:

Sorry, Mr Stewart’s original Aboriginal ancestor was his GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER (my emphasis) one John Franklin.

One of the three ‘requirements’ for a person to be able to claim to be an Aborigine is that a tribe has to accept them as such.

Why are these tribes accepting 1/16 bloods? If their identity is important to them why do they accept such a dilute specimen as one of them? It is already established that Aboriginal society viewed half-bloods as outcasts (a sizeable chunk of the ‘stolen generation’). But a sixteenth?

I can only assume the people who get to decide who is and who is not accepted are not custodians of a lineage and a culture, groups dominated by others who are predominately white, and 100% activist.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 10, 2023 7:44 am

Okay Bruce but how is not Odin just another interpretation of Perun, Woden, Juptier, Zeus, The Dagda and so on? The Tuatha de Danann are just an Irish, proto celtic version of the pan European pantheon, right?

I don’t disagree, Dot. There is a common Indo-European thread in all of these deities, who are essentially ‘father-god’ deities. Jupiter is simply the IE dyeus pitar= Ju-pitar, Zeus similarly originates as dyeus. The Dagda is a combination of Old Irish that means ‘the good god’, and he is also know as the Olifer or Alfathir (the All Father) which in Old Norse is Alfthur, pronounced as Arthur.

My interest is in how, in the fifth century AD, the concept of an ancient father god known in Britain under linguistic variants including Odin/Eiddyn/Boden came under challenge from a Middle Eastern religion which also had a specific father god – the god of the Christians. I use Gildas to trace this historical process and show how this Alfathir, in a series of historical misinterpretations drawn from Gildas, became the Arthur of folklore: a god made human as part of syncretic beliefs during the conversion period. As Bruce says, my long article in Quadrant put forward these basic ideas.

2dogs
2dogs
March 10, 2023 7:46 am

Dotsays:
March 10, 2023 at 5:52 am

I hope Nicole Miller gets charged, and ends up being given community service teaching classes in Excel.

duncanm
duncanm
March 10, 2023 7:48 am

Tomsays:
March 10, 2023 at 4:15 am
Peter Brookes.

Substitute ‘ABC’ for ‘BBC’. Same same.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 10, 2023 7:48 am

I’m sure words like “and” and “the” will soon be banned as being offensive to someone somewhere.

Politico Surrenders To Woke Tantrum By Millennial Staffers, Now Has ‘Banned Words’ List (9 Mar)

Several weeks after the transgender sermon, Politico appointed a new standards editor to oversee editorial content – former White House correspondent Anita Kumar. Under her, a new 2022 style guide was implemented which includes a list of ‘noninclusive’ words deemed verboten. Via The Spectator:

– Mankind
– Man-made
– Manhunt
– Crack the whip: unacceptable because of origins in slavery
– Waiter or waitress: server should be used instead
– Biological gender, biological sex, biological woman, biological female, biological man, or biological male
– Illegal immigrant or illegal alien
– Cake walk: “originated during slavery” and thus perpetuates “racist motifs”
– In reference to illegal migration: onslaught, tidal wave, flood, inundation, surge, invasion, army, march, sneak and stealth
– Anchor baby
– Chain migration: this is a term used by “immigration hard-liners”
– Peanut gallery: “the cheapest seats often occupied by Black people and people with low incomes”
– Third-world countries: too “derogatory”

Should at least slow Monty down, as he/them/yx will have to carefully parse her/its comments for illegal words.

Pogria
Pogria
March 10, 2023 7:48 am

Tevye is gone.
Chaim Topol has passed away. Wolfman, if you read this, how about a Fiddler on the Roof movie thread in the next few weeks.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 10, 2023 7:57 am

rosiesays:
March 9, 2023 at 10:19 pm
Monty thinks a poll about an ill-defined word is a truth for all time.
You really are a silly little man.

A poll that undoubtedly used carefully phrased questions, and still could only get 60% of the desired answer. Polling, “fact checking”, and astrology, all branches of the shonky science. LOL.

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 10, 2023 7:57 am

Top tier trolling by the feckin’ Oirish.
Why else would they have some bloke, with a penchant for threatening violence upon women, as a guest speaker at some International Women’s Day soiree?

m0nty
m0nty
March 10, 2023 8:00 am

Auron MacIntyre
@AuronMacintyre
Remember when the FBI raided the residence of a former president and primary political rival of their boss right before a midterm election and we were told that nuclear secrets were found and then the GOP underperformed in that election and we just never heard about it again?

The grand juries have been working hard behind closed doors.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 10, 2023 8:05 am

Why are these tribes accepting 1/16 bloods? If their identity is important to them why do they accept such a dilute specimen as one of them? It is already established that Aboriginal society viewed half-bloods as outcasts (a sizeable chunk of the ‘stolen generation’). But a sixteenth?

In terms of genetics, in many cases probably far less than 1/16, because the ‘aboriginal’ great, great grandfather was also quite likely to be of mixed white and aboriginal blood. As one goes down the generations from this great great grandfather to the children of the current ‘aboriginal’ claimant, who themselves will claim ‘aboriginality’, one can see that genetics has not much to do with it. Cultural claims dominate and a lot of back-scratching goes on to be ‘included’ in those.

In my own family, my sister’s first husband and hence my nephew had an aboriginal mother, but I only found out in a recent genealogical search that she also had a Chinese great grandfather in her heritage, even though she was very ‘aboriginal’ looking with dark skin. She was also a bit of a drunk, so another relative brought up her son and others cared for her daughters. This son, my first brother-in-law was an important figure in my teenage years as a dashing Jack-the-Lad larrikin who ran a tribe of neer-do-wells hanging around his wrecking yard. He was a hero to them. And, for a while, to my sister and me. She married him and moved into a situation that only a movie could do justice to.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 10, 2023 8:07 am

The grand juries have been working hard behind closed doors.

Yeah we saw that with the crazy cat lady who was the lead jurer in the recent grand jury. If she was chosen to be the leader of them what can you say about the rest of the jury?

Bat-Guano-Crazy Georgia Grand Jury Foreman Is Apparently Also a Witch (23 Feb)

This is the sort of person the Dems like for anti-Trump investigations, it seems.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 10, 2023 8:11 am

Bruce of Ncl

There you go, if you like watching Zulu you are a terrorist.

Is watching Zulu Dawn OK? The whities lost that one.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 10, 2023 8:13 am

Should at least slow Monty down

Nah. He’s always playing from the peanut gallery, thinking life’s a cake walk against the onslaught by a tidal wave of Cats who crack the whip over him at his stupidity about third world problems.

m0nty
m0nty
March 10, 2023 8:16 am

Good point about Muslims, rosie. I am old enough to remember when the Cat was wall to wall anti-Islam moral panic. And now… strangely forgotten. It’s as if you just choose a minority to hate and go all out until you move on to the next one.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 10, 2023 8:18 am

M Lode

I can only assume the people who get to decide who is and who is not accepted are not custodians of a lineage and a culture, groups dominated by others who are predominately white, and 100% activist.

Ask them are they fully initiated.

Time for a whistlecock, Marcus?

Hugh
Hugh
March 10, 2023 8:19 am

Dot

Have you read The White Goddess? It sounds like you might have.

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2023 8:21 am

like the Anglo Saxon myth

UN-like the Anglo Saxon myth

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 10, 2023 8:22 am

The white grapes weighed in quite ok, so with scant regard to the chance for some Cat consulting, I done gone bought a new second hand ute. Isuzu, turbo 4 diesel. Cab chassis… one of only four in Oz, if that makes any difference, but it is very hard to find a 4×4 full tray farm ute that isn’t an $80k landcruiser.
One thing gets me down… it’s in Bunbury. I’ll have to switch the plates pronto so it doesn’t get keyed in the pub carpark.
Now I’m seriously worried that some crappy weather next week might pickle the reds…

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 10, 2023 8:23 am

I could have been grammatically clearer above. Big Sis’s first husband had an aboriginal mother, hence nephew had an aboriginal grand mother.

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2023 8:24 am

No Hugh, thanks for mentioning it.

My typical source is black sheep archeologist and TV presenter Francis Pryor.

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2023 8:26 am

If the English with written history are unsure of their true roots, then claiming minor partial Aboriginality is a very ambit claim to anything.

shatterzzz
March 10, 2023 8:28 am

Gotta laff! .. if you read all the horror and shock headlines over the kid (15) who ‘racially” abused Latrine Mitchell at the footie you’d assume he said something absolutely terrible .. but guess what? .. all he yelled out was, “Black dog” .. I meanz one of yer favourite 251 standards is, “White C**t” yet “Black dog” is both horrific & racially disgusting when aimed at someone who plays his “251 victimization” card on a regular basis …… FFS!

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 10, 2023 8:28 am

We done gone bought a new BMW and now after ‘the garbage truck incident’ we find (after it’s been three weeks in the repair shop and nearly ready) that to complete the repair job we have to wait for another five weeks for a final body part to arrive from Germany.

I hope your truck’s rarity doesn’t mean you have similar repair problems, Wally.

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2023 8:29 am

I thought the Romans for example did worship a triple “white goddess”, Hecate, Demeter and Ceres? Or Luna, Diana, Prosperina? I think I have the Romans and Greeks mixed up, but a witch, the moon and the moon’s mother.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 10, 2023 8:29 am

m0ntysays:
March 10, 2023 at 8:00 am
Auron MacIntyre
@AuronMacintyre
Remember when the FBI raided the residence of a former president and primary political rival of their boss right before a midterm election and we were told that nuclear secrets were found and then the GOP underperformed in that election and we just never heard about it again?

The grand juries have been working hard behind closed doors.

Suuuuuuurrre they have. Are you a member of one? Can you brief us? Or is that a job for Dick Ed?

Hugh
Hugh
March 10, 2023 8:31 am

I am reading it at the moment, and a lot of what you said sounded very similar.

It is not a light read, and I am not sure I accept the author’s interpretation of the evidence, but it is interesting nonetheless.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 10, 2023 8:31 am

And now… strangely forgotten.

You’ve forgotten all the stabby men Monty? How convenient. Maybe you need some Adderall.

Boat Migrant Living in Free Hotel Stabs Student, 18, in the Back (9 Mar)

Twenty-eight-year-old Rebaz Mohammed has received a short sentence at Southampton Crown Court for stabbing 18-year-old Ellis Wheeler, a complete stranger to him, in the back with a kitchen knife in broad daylight.

Tel Aviv terror attack: Three people shot, including two in critical condition (9 Mar)

Attack occurred on Dizengoff Street in heart of Tel Aviv. Shooter identified as Hamas terrorist.

Illegal Migrant Arrested After Stabbing and Robbery Rampage in Italy (9 Mar)

The Moroccan then went on a rampage of theft and stabbings, attacking three women — two Italians and a foreign national — and three Italian men, including a 68-year-old man who was seriously injured, Il Giornale reports.

These are a few stories I saw this morning in the news. There must be many many more such goings-on given how reticent the MSM is about reporting such things.

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2023 8:32 am

Buy Japanese Lizzie.

If you are balla enough, then go for a Lexus. Nissan seems to have nuked Infiniti and the Nissan Presidents.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 10, 2023 8:32 am

I figure there’s plenty of D-Max and MU-X’s around to supply parts for the fiddly bits under the hood, Lizzie. Bashed panels I can live with.

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2023 8:34 am

The grand juries have been working hard behind closed doors.

The leftist trope equivalent along with “MuElLeRwEeN!” to the silly right wing tropes of “sealed indictments” and “Q is gonna get Trudeau!”.

Sadly, monty is a conspiracy theorist like Hillary Clinton.

Oh well.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 10, 2023 8:34 am

m0ntysays:
March 10, 2023 at 8:16 am
Good point about Muslims, rosie. I am old enough to remember when the Cat was wall to wall anti-Islam moral panic. And now… strangely forgotten. It’s as if you just choose a minority to hate and go all out until you move on to the next one.

Much as you frequently drop one subject here at the Cat, and move onto an entirely different one? Any more to say on the Drag Queens and how normal they and their perverted acts are?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 10, 2023 8:35 am

SITREP 3/8/23: Southern Advances Amid Prigozhin’s Momentous Speech

Simplicius The Thinker

Let’s start off today with one important thing that’s been in need of clearing up. A lot of Western press still mindlessly parrots the trope about Russia’s so-called ‘frozen funds’ and how ‘devastating’ this is supposed to be for Russia’s economy. At this point, they’re grasping at straws because they have very little ammunition left in the barrel for pushing the false narrative that Russia has been gravely affected by the ‘war.’

In a previous article, I’ve already covered that the notorious ‘300b’ of frozen Russian funds was a desperate canard, and in fact Dmitry Medvedev himself glibly revealed that Russia has equally seized 300b of Western assets as well. We won’t get into the exact details, as you can read them here in this report, though I’ll repost the quote once again:

But now, a recent rash of corroborating reports has hit the wires that confirm the validity of Medvedev’s statement. Bloomberg published (and quickly retracted, most likely due to internal blowback) a piece grudgingly bemoaning that they in fact can’t find these so-called ‘seized Russian funds.’

Now, the West continues to lament how well Russia is recovering economically from the minimal constraints incurred from the various ‘sanctions’.

Yesterday’s DailyMail article whinged about how British citizens are forced to ration their food amid unprecedentedly empty supermarket shelves, while equivalent Russian cities are ‘groaning beneath the weight’ of their bountiful food surpluses.

This emblematic snapshot highlights the startling disparity.

What’s more, the scenes are a reversal of 40 years ago, when many of us watched pitiful TV footage of Russians under the Communist regime queuing for staples such as bread and eggs.

Cue the irony and schadenfreude.

The article is full of guffaw-inducing snippets, as the psychosis of Western Russophobia is slowly eroded by the harsh truth.

Residents of Perm, and elsewhere in Russia, have plenty of cheap food. Low-cost energy in the gas-rich nation means vegetables can be grown in hot houses throughout the bitter winter. Russia is also able to import large quantities of fruit from sympathetic countries, such as Iran, enjoying warmer climates.

Nor is there anxiety over heating homes, while filling cars with plentiful cheap petrol or diesel is a breeze.

Well, hey—remember when Biden mocked the potential for Russian/Chinese/Iranian rapprochement and partnership? Now the hens are coming home to roost, after years of the West’s self-inflictedly lunacy.

All this, of course, makes you wonder who is winning the economic war.

From Perm, John told us: ‘I have seen with my own eyes that sanctions are not hurting Russia. People on the street hardly notice anything. The shops are full of everything they want or need.

Can their tears get any more delicious than that?

Now onto more pressing matters:

Diogenes
Diogenes
March 10, 2023 8:35 am

New please explain is up.
https://youtu.be/-5i4VYv7WP8

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2023 8:36 am

“You guys aren’t complaining enough about X”
“You guys are complaining too much about X”

Hmmmmmmm…

I think there is something in that for all of us.

Johnny Rotten
March 10, 2023 8:36 am

– Mankind
– Man-made
– Manhunt
– Crack the whip: unacceptable because of origins in slavery
– Waiter or waitress: server should be used instead
– Biological gender, biological sex, biological woman, biological female, biological man, or biological
male
– Illegal immigrant or illegal alien
– Cake walk: “originated during slavery” and thus perpetuates “racist motifs”
– In reference to illegal migration: onslaught, tidal wave, flood, inundation, surge, invasion, army,
march, sneak and stealth
– Anchor baby
– Chain migration: this is a term used by “immigration hard-liners”
– Peanut gallery: “the cheapest seats often occupied by Black people and people with low incomes”
– Third-world countries: too “derogatory”

A few others were not on the above list –

– Blackout as in Blackout Bowen
– Man Overboard
– Blackballed

And ‘Whitewash’ was left out as well. FFS, their World is NUTS……………………….

shatterzzz
March 10, 2023 8:36 am

I can only assume the people who get to decide who is and who is not accepted are not custodians of a lineage and a culture, groups dominated by others who are predominately white, and 100% activist.

Wouldn’t be too hard to assume that like everything else involving 251s .. money decides the rules .. LOL!

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 10, 2023 8:37 am

Buy Japanese Lizzie.

Excellent advice. See Scotty Kilmer’s vids on Youtube.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 10, 2023 8:38 am

It’s funny how often I’ll dip into Robert Graves when answering the kids’ questions. The White Goddess is full on, but the index is your friend. Most of the best insights can be harvested quicker from his Greek Myths- my two-volume first edition from Penguin is one of my most precious and well-thumbed paperbacks. I was just folding out the map the other day in response to some query about Babylon.
F’rinstance, I couldn’t sleep last night… which I blame on full moon fever, rather than wifey snoring. She’s decided that 5 AM heavy weights classes is a good cure for body blues, and she’s found to her amazement that she’s burned away the hot flushes too.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 10, 2023 8:38 am

I never noticed how many white Mazda CX-5’s there were in the roads until I bought one. If you want much the same in a nice luxury sedan buy a top of the line Mazda 6.

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2023 8:41 am

WHAT!? YOU DON’T OWN A TOYOTA WITH 300,000 MILES ON THE CLOCK? WHAT ARE YOU NUTS!

HAHAHA!

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 10, 2023 8:41 am

Oh dear
just looked at my hardback White Goddess to see which edition it is… 2×4 tabs of lysergic tucked in there.
…good thing I found it before the kids

Hugh
Hugh
March 10, 2023 8:42 am

Haha, classic Wally!

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 10, 2023 8:45 am

Dot there is, as you probably know, a lively debate on the topic of the disputed AS ‘invasion’.
A recent entrant to the field is Susan Oosthuizen in her book ‘The Emergence of the English’,
review article here.
Commenters on the article tear into her for supporting Francis Pryor – called an ‘immobilist’ for his staunch no invasion stance. I incline to the ‘never an invasion’ viewpoint, although there was obviously in places some internecine fighting over territories and much genetic evidence for a considerable shift in the population, probably incomers arriving to settle land freed up by plague deaths. On language, the picture is always going to be clouded as the comments also show.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 10, 2023 8:49 am

a nice luxury sedan buy a top of the line Mazda 6

We had one of those in the 80’s and another in 2012, both in addition to Company cars.
They are a really nice vehicle. No question about that.

Johnny Rotten
March 10, 2023 8:49 am

A Catholic Priest, a Baptist Preacher and a Rabbi all served as Chaplains at a local university. They would get together two or three times a week for coffee and to talk shop. One day, someone made the comment that preaching to people isn’t really all that hard, a real challenge would be to preach to a bear.

One thing led to another, and they decided to do an experiment. They would all go out into the woods, find a bear, preach to it, and attempt to convert it to their religion.

Seven days later, they all came together to discuss their experiences.

Father Flannery, who had his arm in a sling, was on crutches, and had various bandages on his body and limbs, went first.

“Well” he said “I went into the woods to find me a bear. And when I found him, I began to read to him from the Catechism. Well, that bear wanted nothing to do with me and began to slap me around. So I quickly grabbed my holy water, sprinkled him and, Holy Mary Mother of God, he became as gentle as a lamb. The Bishop is coming out next week to give him first communion and confirmation”.

Reverend Billy Bob the Baptist, spoke next. He was in a wheelchair, had one arm and both legs in casts, and had an IV drip.

In his best fire-and-brimstone oratory, he exclaimed “WELL, brothers, you KNOW that we Baptists don’t sprinkle! I went out and I FOUND me a bear, and then I began to read to my bear from God’s HOLY WORD! But that bear wanted nothing to do with me. So I took HOLD of him and we began to wrestle. We wrestled down one hill, UP another and DOWN another until we came to a creek. So I quickly DUNKED him and BAPTIZED his hairy soul. And just like you said, he became as gentle as a lamb. We spent the rest of the day praising Jesus. Hallelujah!”

The Priest and the Reverend both looked down at the Rabbi, who was lying in a hospital bed. He was in a body cast and traction with IVs and monitors running in and out of him. He was in really bad shape.

The Rabbi looked up and said: “Looking back on it, circumcision may not have been the best way to start”.

Johnny Rotten
March 10, 2023 8:51 am

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.

– Charles Dickens

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 10, 2023 8:51 am

WHAT!? YOU DON’T OWN A TOYOTA WITH 300,000 MILES ON THE CLOCK? WHAT ARE YOU NUTS!

No, I decided that I’m finished with working on cars. I have far more interesting things to do.
I’m not a car person, just interested in smooth quiet comfortable transport at reasonable cost.
When much younger I had an HR Holden I used to work on. Heap of garbage really but I drove it for 220,000 miles.

Hugh
Hugh
March 10, 2023 8:52 am

I read Homer’s Daughter recently, which I enjoyed.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 10, 2023 8:52 am

Most have seen by now that the US is throwing Ukraine under the bus for the Nordstream job.

The only logical reason could be because so much investigative time has already elapsed that there’s a critical mass of pressure for the West to report something, otherwise the longer they wait the more suspicious it looks.

Thus it seems they bit the bullet and pinned it on Ukraine. Of course, the Sy Hersh exposé likely lit a quite uncomfortable fire under them as well, forcing their hand.

MoA covered this with much more detail than I’m able to so I’d suggest his report for the nitty gritty.

The only real thing I have to add is the following rhetorical question: how exactly does this ‘revelation’ help the West if they are basically admitting that Ukraine committed a terrorist attack against Germany—which is not only one of their top supporters, but is the key linchpin country to this entire conflict.

As far as I can see, this has placed them between scylla and charybdis—one on hand, if you let the public believe that US was responsible, it damages US-German relations. But on the other, if you throw Ukraine under the bus, it damages Ukraine-German relations (and many German tabloids have already begun poking fun), at a critical time when German Leopards are supposed to provide the crux of Ukraine’s upcoming ‘victory’. Not only the tanks Germany itself is supplying, but the other countries supplying them had to first get permission from Germany to do so.

Of course, as per usual, it seems the elites are trying to ‘have their cake and eat it too’. By playing the ‘middle path’ they believe they can blame it not on ‘Ukraine’ proper, but rather on some vague ‘pro-Ukrainian group’—whatever that’s supposed to mean. This is the typical plausible deniability tactic used by the CIA in every single terror action, including the recent attack on the Russian village of Suchany, where they ostensibly claimed some defector Russian legion committed the acts.

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2023 8:53 am

Commenters on the article tear into her for supporting Francis Pryor – called an ‘immobilist’ for his staunch no invasion stance.

The evidence suggests you, Pryor and I are correct.

“I read the AS Chronicle”

It may as well have been an ASOIAF Chronicle!

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 10, 2023 8:57 am

Nord Stream Attack – ‘Officials’ Throw More Chaff To Hide The Real Perpetrators

Right at the same moment the New York Times publishes a shoddy ‘officials say’ story about alleged intelligence about the Nord Stream terror attack the Germany weekly Die Zeit, which has strong U.S. secret services ties, comes up with an equally unbelievable tale of a ‘Ukrainian owned’ sailing boat playing the major role in the attack:

Nord-Stream-Ermittlungen: Spuren führen in die Ukraine

Ermittler haben das Boot identifiziert, von dem aus die Anschläge auf Nord Stream ausgeführt wurden. Offenbar wurde es von einer Firma gemietet, die Ukrainern gehört.

My translations:

Nord Stream investigation: Traces lead to Ukraine

Investigators have identified the boat from which the attacks on Nord Stream were carried out. Apparently, it was rented by a company owned by Ukrainians.

No, it is not the USS Kearsarge, the U.S. amphibious assault ship which ‘trained’ ‘mine removals’ near Bornholm island next to the pipelines just days before they blew up, which the ‘investigators’ identified.

The new claim is that some rather small yacht, which would not even be able to carry the necessary equipment to perform such a deed, was the main instrument in this:

No. You do not dive down to 80+ meter for an industrial size job, involving the placement of hundreds of pounds of explosives in eight individual charges on very sturdy pipelines, from a sparsely manned boat. Such deep dives require special gases, special breathing equipment, special training, a decompression chamber for emergencies and lots of well trained people to maintain all that stuff.

This is just more chaff thrown up to divert the attention from Seymour Hersh’s revelations that the U.S. military, under order from the White House, carried out the sabotage act.

Gonzalo Lira @GonzaloLira1968 – 18:54 UTC · Mar 7, 2023
Just now, the German news site Zeitung is ALSO blaming the Ukraine for the Nord Stream pipeline bombing!

Coupled with The NY Times piece earlier today, this is clearly a coordinated misinformation campaign.
Was this why Olaf Schultz and Biden met?

Nord-Stream-Ermittlungen: Spuren führen in die Ukraine

Gonzalo Lira @GonzaloLira1968 – 5:21 UTC · Mar 8, 2023
Zelensky’s regime can deny its involvement in the Nord Stream pipeline terrorist attack all it wants—but it won’t matter.

Clearly, a very strong faction of the Deep State wants to blame UA so the West can pull out of the Ukraine disaster.

ft.com – Ukraine denies any involvement in Nordstream pipeline explosions

What we are seeing here is a disinformation campaign comparable to the Skripal ‘poisoning’ affair in Britain. Following that tens of ‘officials say’ news items were released that were each more illogical and unbelievable than the previous ones. The campaign was designed to flood the information space with so much nonsense that no one would be drawn back to the roots of the story (i.e. a UK turncoat asset getting violently silenced after he attempted to go back to Russia).

I am pretty sure that soon more will be released about the real perpetrators of the Nord Stream attack.

This sudden throwing of ‘officials say’ chaff, a month after the Hersh story, is just an attempt to preemptively divert from it.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 10, 2023 9:00 am

If you are balla enough, then go for a Lexus.

A very well off friend of ours has just bought a top of the range Lexus, and he loves it.
Trouble is he’s now in his mid 80’s and keeps forgetting where he has parked it.
It is driving his wife crazy.
If you lose it again you’re not having another one, she says to him, as a joke; but it’s quite sad when you see the second childhood starting to descend in someone you know and care about.

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2023 9:01 am

Clearly, a very strong faction of the Deep State wants to blame UA so the West can pull out of the Ukraine disaster.

It’s a disaster for Ukraine and Russia.

Putin chose to invade and his army has performed very poorly.

m0nty
m0nty
March 10, 2023 9:01 am

I believe I called it months ago on Ukraine blowing up the pipelines.

The reporting was based on anonymous sources of course, but at least it was multiple sources and not just one like Hersh. Plus the German police have actually uncovered some evidence for the Ukraine theory, albeit circumstantial.

rugbyskier
rugbyskier
March 10, 2023 9:08 am

Just heard on the Munich radio station I listen to that there was a shooting at a church in Hamburg two hours ago, with six dead and 30 injured.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 10, 2023 9:09 am

Compare to Australian members of Federal Parliament

The overriding importance of technology for the Chinese Communist Party is reflected in the fact that Chinese President Xi Jinping has filled 40% of the CCP Central Committee –- the institution that decides China’s major policies — with officials who have backgrounds and experience in aerospace, artificial intelligence and other critical technological areas. One third of the CCP’s Politburo – the decision-making body of the CCP – consists of members with a background in science and technology.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 10, 2023 9:10 am

LOL!

CNN Adds Another Major Failure to the Books as Jill Biden’s Primetime Special Bombs Spectacularly (8 Mar, via Instapundit)

The “CNN Primetime” special, branded “Jill Biden Abroad,” featured an interview CNN White House correspondent Arlette Saenz that shed a staggering 43% of viewers of CNN’s average 2023 9 p.m. ET viewership.

So, not only did Biden not attract viewers to the CNN primetime slot, she chased a good deal of them away. In fact, as Fox News added, Biden’s appearance on CNN was outwatched by reruns of shows like “Friends” on TBS and “Gunsmoke” on TV Land Classics.

She’s so bad that almost half of CNN’s usual audience changed the channel. Maybe CNN should do a puff piece on Kamala, since it couldn’t possibly rate worse than this. Could it?

Indolent
Indolent
March 10, 2023 9:11 am

“Twitter was basically an FBI subsidiary”

il Donaldo Trumpo
@PapiTrumpo

BOOOOOOOM!!!

calli
calli
March 10, 2023 9:13 am

On cars….

Waiting at the physio’s and looking out the window to pass the time in that unfocussed way you do. My little new Yaris was parked outside and I noticed something vaguely familiar.

Cherry Blossom wheels.

Cute as. 😀

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 10, 2023 9:16 am

Race-Based Hatred Permeates the Black Population

For forty-five years (1964 to 2009), the United States experienced significant progress in race relations. Thanks to the efforts of individual citizens in their communities throughout all regions of the country, this nation was well on its way to racial healing. In 2008 only 18% of Americans were greatly concerned or worried about the state of race relations in the country as nearly 70% thought that relations between Whites and Blacks were very or somewhat good.

In 2009, the most divisive and societally destructive president in American history, Barack Obama, came into office determined to reverse this trend by manipulating the Black citizenry into abandoning racial harmony by utilizing malicious demonization of the White population. He succeeded in fanning the dying embers of racism into a potential national conflagration.

Thanks to Obama and the media’s incessant drumbeat that so-called “white supremacy” is a major threat to minorities, in particular Blacks,

a Washington Post poll in May of 2022 revealed that three quarters of Blacks are worried that they or someone they love will be attacked by a white person — while the reality is that Blacks perpetrate the vast majority of interracial crime.

And nearly as many, 70 percent, believe that half or more of all White people “hold white supremacist beliefs.”

A Rasmussen poll taken in February of 2023, exposed the inevitable and disturbing reality that only 54% of Blacks think it’s ok to be White. Race based hatred and discrimination now appears to pervade the bulk of the Black population. This same mindset is also pervasive within far too many of the nation’s private and government institutions.

Scott Adams, the creator of the Dilbert comic strip, commented on the above poll: “If nearly half of Black people are not ok with White people…that’s a hate group.” “I don’t want to have anything to do with them. And I would say based on the current way things are going, the best advice I would give to White people is to get the hell away from Black people.”

Those comments elicited fierce accusations of racism and unbridled outrage culminating in the cancellation of the Dilbert comic strip in hundreds of newspapers. In a subsequent tweet, Adams said he was making two points: to “treat everyone as an individual” and to “avoid any group that doesn’t respect you.”

One cannot take issue with Scott Adams as he is pointing out the obvious:

race relations have so deteriorated that animosity between the races is on the cusp of degenerating into near irreversible alienation.

An outcome that would have been unthinkable to the White and Black activists who sacrificed their lives in the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement.

Third, and foremost,

the Black community must shed the scales from its eyes and cease being gullible pawns and mascots for the race hustlers, social justice warriors, and the Marxists (i.e., Democrats) as the Black population has assented to be viewed by this cabal as nothing more than gullible, ignorant foot soldiers that can be easily exploited.

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2023 9:18 am

LOL

WORST CRICKET BATTING OF ALL TIME- EVER HEARD OF USING YOUR BAT ????

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pJXQPICpnU

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 10, 2023 9:25 am

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Fiddler on the Roof star Chaim Topol has died, aged 87.

By Geordie Gray
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Chaim Topol, the Israeli actor and singer, who for four decades played the leading man in Fiddler on the Roof, has died at the age of 87.

Topol died at his home in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, surrounded by family and friends. In a statement announcing his death, Israel president Isaac Herzog described him as a “gifted actor who conquered many stages in Israel and overseas, filled the cinema screens with his presence and especially entered deep into our hearts.”

Israel’s first international movie star, Topol portrayed the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei in ?Galileo (1975); starred in the cult Mike Hodges’ sci-fi film Flash Gordon (1980); and played an ally to Roger Moore’s James Bond in For Your Eyes Only (1981).

His major breakthrough was in director Ephraim Kishon’s Sallah Shabati (1964), the first Israeli film to be nominated for best foreign film at the Academy Awards. For his performance, he won a Golden Globe for most promising male newcomer.

But it was his role of Tevye the Milkman in Fiddler on the Roof, which, by his own estimation, he played more than 3500 times, that he is best loved for.

He was 30 when he first performed as Tevye, stepping in for actor Shmuel Rodensky, who had taken ill, in a 1966 Israeli production. Producer of the original Broadway show, Harold Prince, had seen Topol in Sallah Shabati, and invited him to audition for the lead in the London production of Fiddler as it moved from Broadway in 1966.

“I knew no English. I studied the songs. I sang If I Were a Rich Man and then another song from Fiddler. It was the first audition in my life,” Topol said.

He was cast again as Tevye in Norman Jewison’s 1971 film adaptation of the play.

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 10, 2023 9:28 am

Who are these five officers who were ‘killed that day?’”

BLAM.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 10, 2023 9:29 am

callisays:
March 10, 2023 at 9:13 am
On cars….

Waiting at the physio’s and looking out the window to pass the time in that unfocussed way you do. My little new Yaris was parked outside and I noticed something vaguely familiar.

Cherry Blossom wheels.

Cute as.

calli,

Good Choice – talked Son into buying Toyota Yaris GR Rallye Edition

https://www.toyota.com.au/-/media/toyota/main-site/vehicle-hubs/gr-yaris/files/gr-yaris-brochure-nov2022.pdf

looking forward to driving it over Swiss Mountain Passes

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 10, 2023 9:34 am

Michael Caine fires back at ‘bulls**t’ claim Zulu is ‘key text’ for extremists (9 Mar)

“The 89-year-old’s life completely changed in 1964 with his breakout role in the film focused on the Anglo-Zulu War in South Africa

Michael Caine declared, after making “Zulu” that he would never make another film in South Africa, as long as apartheid was still in force,

Cassie of Sydney
March 10, 2023 9:35 am

“t’s as if you just choose a minority to hate and go all out until you move on to the next one.”

Speaking of “minorities the left love to hate”, that explains the Adelaide Festival of Jew Hatred, a progressive leftist love-in, where Jews were accused of poisoning wells and harvesting organs.

I also note your abject silence in condemning such bile and hatred, which means you must agree with the speaker’s vile hate speech, speech that derives directly from the “Protocols”, a tract that, along with Mein Kampf, is always on the bestseller list in the Muslim world.

Johnny Rotten
March 10, 2023 9:35 am

The Dow Bounce & Socrates

COMMENT #1: Marty; I just wanted to thank you so much for Socrates. Where everyone seemed to be calling the market emotionally, Socrates’ forecast for this week was a target months ago and was very impressive. But the Daily Array picked the very day as Monday with a directional change and turning point. It is so refreshing to have a truly independent source. I know you laugh at the Nobel Prize and they gave the peace prize to Obama for trying to invade Syria. If there were a real prize in economics, you should be at the top of the list for your grasp of the world economy and creating Socrates.

Thank you so much

KF

COMMENT #2: Marty; We should start a movement to have all government decisions approved with Socrates. Anything that goes against its forecast, should be scrapped.
EF

REPLY: “Hopefully, over the next ten years, the fake press will realize that their future is also being destroyed by their puppet masters and what they write. Perhaps then they will turn to reality and look at their own families. All the fake/biased news is destroying the world. Just look at Ukraine. Honor the Minsk Agreement and the war is over in 15 minutes or less. Ukraine agreed to that with their fingers crossed.
My hope is that Socrates will prove itself over the next ten years economically and perhaps that is a good idea that any decision that goes against the trend should be void. The CIA wanted to own Socrates and the Bankers told the CFTC to shut down our company to stop the forecasts. The CIA merely wanted Socrates because it had forecasted wars and the rise and fall of nations. The bankers would always try to manipulate markets and when Socrates would forecast they would lose, they wanted those forecasts silenced.
But wars and geopolitics are just a small portion of what Socrates is capable of forecasting. The benefit of Socrates is to provide society’s long-term future by eliminating human opinion and bias. I have said many times, Socrates has taught me an awful lot.”

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/products_services/socrates/the-dow-bounce-socrates/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
March 10, 2023 9:37 am

I can imagine the next meetings of Counter Terrorism commanders with their Commissioner.

CT boss : Chief the latest assessment is that people who like watching Zulu are likely terrorists.

Chief : Oh shit. Lucky I never watched that movie 15 X. We are going to need a bigger CT unit.
Quick draft some legislation to ban the movie as I hear most guys seem to really like it. Mention toxic masculinity in there somewhere plus the racist angle.

“There you go, if you like watching Zulu you are a terrorist”

Cassie of Sydney
March 10, 2023 9:38 am

“Fiddler on the Roof star Chaim Topol has died, aged 87.”

I felt teary last night hearing the news and I’ve been humming “If I were a rich man” this morning.

I loved Fiddler, a sweet and melancholic insight into a vanished Yiddish world, the world of the shetl and the shtiebel. A world now gone.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 10, 2023 9:41 am

There’s Something about MAGA

In So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (the fourth book in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy “trilogy of six books”), Douglas Adams brutalizes “democracy” in a hilarious exchange:

“On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people.”

“Odd,” said Arthur. “I thought you said it was a democracy.”

“I did,” said Ford. “It is.”

“So,” said Arthur, hoping he wasn’t sounding ridiculously obtuse, “why don’t the people get rid of the lizards?”

“It honestly doesn’t occur to them,” said Ford. “They’ve all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they voted in more or less approximates to the government they want.”

“You mean they actually vote for the lizards?”

“Oh yes,” said Ford with a shrug, “of course.”

“But,” said Arthur, going in for the big one again, “why?”

“Because if they didn’t vote for a lizard,” said Ford, “the wrong lizard might get in.”

That is America’s Uniparty system in a nutshell!

Republican, Democrat, whatever — they’re all lizards.

Then someone who doesn’t speak lizard comes along — Donald Trump — and the “democracy” loses its collective mind. The Intelligence Community spies on his campaign. The FBI insinuates that he’s a Russian spy. The press calls for his removal and incarceration. Unethical prosecutors and judges go after anyone who might be called his friend. The Uniparty harasses him with endless investigations. The Pentagon and agency bureaucrats ignore his lawful orders and spread gossip and lies. The Department of (in)Justice and left-leaning local tyrants persecute his supporters with spurious criminal charges that ruin lives but, more importantly, blare a warning to all Americans: if you dare to vote for a non-lizard, we will target you as extremists, lock you up as insurrectionists, threaten all you hold dear, and terrorize your lives! All this calculated Uniparty and Deep State destruction because so many in Washington so despise the idea of making America great again that they choose to imbecilically slander that notion as racist!

For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished — but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered — but the jobs left, and the factories closed.

The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation’s Capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land. That all changes — starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you.

President Trump’s Hunger Games speech was an unprecedented attack on the Establishment authorities watching in amazement. While our compromised State media have spent years calling him an “authoritarian,” his policies were always glaringly anti-authoritarian. And that’s what terrifies D.C.’s nobility.

Sitting next to the Clintons and the Obamas, President George Bush reportedly remarked, “That was some weird s—.” His insult was another harbinger of the Deep State’s coming war on MAGA and the American people.

The lizards could not comprehend any language pledging to put America first. It was as if President Trump had spoken in a foreign tongue.

m0nty
m0nty
March 10, 2023 9:48 am

The “CNN Primetime” special, branded “Jill Biden Abroad,”

Yeah, but she’s a classy broad.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 10, 2023 9:49 am

“There you go, if you like watching Zulu you are a terrorist”

Strawman argument.

The real issue is that anything that might instil pride in being of British stock is being demonised.
That’s 5G Warfare in action.

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
March 10, 2023 9:49 am

The human immune system is designed to recognize foreign invaders (microbes, other substances) attack, kill, and then clear the debris away. For that reason, we must be sure that our bodies recognize our own cells as “protected” and the foreign ones as targets. For the first time, mRNA (Pfizer, Moderna) and adenoviral DNA (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccines install the genetic code for our bodies to make a deadly foreign protein with the aspiration that our immune system would not only respond and protect us, but also form lifesaving immunity from SARS-CoV-2. We have come to learn that this was the drug development miscalculation of all time.

Production of a foreign protein in the human body has turned out to be a disaster, as illustrated by Polykretis et al. in a recent paper. Here are some of the reasons why: 1) each cell that takes up the vaccine expresses the protein in the cell surface initiating autoimmune attack, 2) the tissue distribution appears to be wide involving organs where this attack could be lethal (heart, brain, bone marrow, etc.), 3) both the genetic material and the Spike protein are long lasting (months to years), which is long enough to cause an autoimmune syndrome that may be permanent.

https://www.trialsitenews.com/a/why-the-body-attacks-itself-after-covid-19-vaccination-f0d72607

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2023 9:50 am

Very curious!

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Roger
Roger
March 10, 2023 9:51 am

“t’s as if you just choose a minority to hate and go all out until you move on to the next one.”

After last night’s effort I didn’t think monty would show himself here for a while.

Let alone try and claim the high ground.

A little introspection is in order, lad.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 10, 2023 9:52 am

Big Media Joins Forces to Give the US, Germany and the West a Way Out of Ukraine

Yesterday, TGP reported on the story that came out the day before that blamed Ukraine for the sabotage of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline into Europe. The New York Times and other publications all came out with the preposterous story on Tuesday.

Today, it looks like the reports were created to provide a way out of the Ukraine War with Russia.

One series of tweets lays this out and it makes sense.

Last week the leader of Germany went to the White House. They have an incentive to use the bogus narrative that Ukraine blew up Nord Stream 2 because it allows them to walk away from the Ukraine War. Only a few days after Scholtz’s visit, the story was released.

German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius says claims that pro-Ukrainian group behind Nord Stream SABOTAGE may have consequences for Western support to Ukraine

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2023 9:52 am

Yeah, but she’s a classy broad.

???

Everyone in the Biden Administraiton other than the President is abusing him. He’s clearly senile.

“Trubadinaddashinalpressha”

A great literary phase uttered whilst one languishes in the Situation Room basement.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 10, 2023 9:52 am

Monty pining for the Fjords again??

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/26/fatal-shootings-have-risen-in-sweden-despite-fall-across-europe-report-finds

Wiki, in one of the funniest dodges Ive seen blames the rise on “an increasing population”

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 10, 2023 9:53 am

, the world of the shetl and the shtiebel.

Shtetl?
Wiki tells me it’s a small Yiddish town with a predominantly Ashkenazi population.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 10, 2023 9:54 am

Boxhead shooting.

Apparently the shooter has potted himself – pity he didnt start with that.

Seven killed, 25 injured
Bild newspaper reports that seven people had died and 25 injured – eight of them seriously – in the shooting, which it said happened in a Jehovah’s Witness centre soon after 9pm on Thursday evening.

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2023 9:56 am

Joe Biden’s world Comedy Tour, courtesy of John Talks

He actually said this….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b24Cvx0JMZk

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2023 9:59 am

Wiki tells me

As you do…whilst languishing in a lonely bungalow, equipped with a 10 feet stonewall well in your 2nd living room.

Ed, go and make flake and chips. No fat women are around for you to bother cruising shopping mall car parks at the moment.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 10, 2023 10:01 am

Pining for the shtetl, yet couldn’t even spell it?

Well, … okay.

Robert Sewell
March 10, 2023 10:03 am

Wodger:

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

That’s the point – there will be no replacement. We’ll just have to do without, and that was the plan all along.
So buy a genset and prepare to hijack diesel tankers a la Thunderdome.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 10, 2023 10:04 am

Yeah, I remember the days when Australians all lived on Seep Stations, yeah, we loved those Seep, those were the days, eh?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 10, 2023 10:04 am

Eds lubricated up mother and is raring to take her for a spin.
Thus the mongoloidism on display so early.

Shy Ted
Shy Ted
March 10, 2023 10:06 am

The final day of an execrable week celebrating mediocre or worse women landing plum taxpayer funded jobs, failing upwards and leaving a trail of debt and nonsensical ideas, repeated ad nauseum by autocue readers who don’t write what they read, as success and rewarded with lifetime sinecures and pensions, so much so it has become an accepted narrative, all the while secretly using evil white men to repair their cars, fix their plumbing or electrical issues, build and maintain their mansions, produce the fine foods and wines with which they toast each other and hypocritically ignore the fact that their lifestyles are diametrically opposite to that which they espouse.
Also known as International Wymmins Day/week/month/forever.
You are not well represented, ladies.
Also longest sentence in the history of the Cat.

Robert Sewell
March 10, 2023 10:08 am

Dot:

I just started wearing glasses, when should I stop?

During sex.
Some forms of foreplay are not conducive to the wearing of glasses. A monocle, perhaps. Just make sure the one who started wearing it ends up wearing it.

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2023 10:10 am

I can’t tell if that is top shelf deadpan or full blown aspergers.

Brilliant.

Roger
Roger
March 10, 2023 10:10 am

That’s the point – there will be no replacement. We’ll just have to do without, and that was the plan all along.

Since we’re talking about the Andrews government, whose ministers take advice from 20 something staffers, I’ll opt for idiocy over planning at this stage.

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

Look out!
The talking Hemorrhoid has mounted the keyboard.

Aren’t you supposed to be at work, Cletus?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 10, 2023 10:11 am

Casaurina Unit 18 kids offered Nintendo Switch consoles for ‘good behaviour’, Banksia Hill kids up in arms
Ben Harvey
The West Australian
Fri, 10 March 2023 2:00AM
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Ben Harvey

Children being held at an adult maximum-security prison have been given Nintendo Switches as a reward for good behaviour.

The bribe was effective at maintaining order but caused problems when better-behaved children at the Banksia Hill Detention Centre realised they were missing out.

The WA Prison Officers’ Union said one inmate at Casuarina’s Unit 18, where the most troublesome child criminals are now housed, had smashed his Nintendo because he didn’t like the colour.

“He was quickly given the colour he chose,“ union secretary Andy Smith said.

“We have been informed that there were 120 Nintendos purchased because the department knew this kind of behaviour would happen and did not want to run out.

“We are aware that one prisoner was moved back to Banksia Hill and when he got there asked where his Nintendo was.

“He was told they were only for the offenders at Unit 18. Shortly after this, the prisoners at Banksia Hill started causing problems and demanding Nintendos.”

The union claimed one juvenile inmate at Casuarina was isolated in his cell for such long periods he was given a TV to stop the boredom.

“He smashed the TV within minutes of being given it,” Mr Smith said.

“Staff were told to replace it. He smashed that and he didn’t stop smashing the TVs until he received his seventh that day.

“It is clear that these prisoners have learnt that they can do whatever they like and there are no consequences.”

Solitary confinement, on bread and water not an option?

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2023 10:15 am

Children being held at an adult maximum-security prison have been given Nintendo Switches as a reward for good behaviour.

If we can make them do soyface, will they be less violent?

Hugh
Hugh
March 10, 2023 10:18 am

Just got off a call with a client who could not work out how to calculate the number of days between two dates. Smart bloke.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 10, 2023 10:19 am

Solitary confinement, on bread and water not an option?

If you’d read your own Link, you’d know that these people are in Solitary Confinement, and the Nintendo/Television diet hasn’t worked.

Bottom line:

These are clearly Aboriginal prisoners, they’re suffering Vitamin D deprivation, which is essentially a form of torture.

Roger
Roger
March 10, 2023 10:21 am

“It is clear that these prisoners have learnt that they can do whatever they like and there are no consequences.”

They learnt that well before they ended up in detention, which is also not viewed by them as a consequence of criminal behaviour, the progressives in the justice system having long since relieved them of the burden of moral agency. Just who are the racists here?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 10, 2023 10:32 am

Washington flourished — but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered — but the jobs left, and the factories closed.

Sort of like this?

BAILOUT MOTORS: GM Gutting Half Its U.S. Workforce (9 Mar)

GM, the leading U.S. automaker by volume, will gut its U.S. workforce “voluntarily” according to a confidential internal memo from Chairman and CEO Mary Barra that leaked on Thursday.

The move is “designed to accelerate attrition in the U.S.”

What that means is, more than half of General Motors’ American workforce will have two weeks to decide whether to take the retirement package or… “Taking this step now will help avoid the potential for involuntary actions.”

Maybe switching to 100% electric Gaia-chariots isn’t quite the sales victory is seems. GWGB.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 10, 2023 10:32 am

This is exactly what made detention a shit to work in.

Old bosses (whom I thought were unnecessarily harsh) used to be play up-chokey for a week- then wed ask what your problem was.
Result, incidents isolated, individual and easily controlled.

Then we got new bosses. Play up- ass kissed- make demands- capitulation.

Instead of dealing with isolated assholes we ended up with dealing with leaders of groups, who had been taught, by management, that smashing crap and being violent got you what you wanted.
Result, people who were genuinely ok learned they had to play up to get any response and incidents became ongoing, mass and constantly escalating.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 10, 2023 10:38 am

Old bosses (whom I thought were unnecessarily harsh) used to be play up-chokey for a week- then wed ask what your problem was.

Did you forget about the floggings that took place during that week, or …

johanna
johanna
March 10, 2023 10:45 am

The NT coronial inquest into Walker’s death is a massive stitch-up. Instead of sticking to a Coroner’s brief, which is to find out how and under what circumstances someone died, it is a circus with roles for anyone who promotes SJW and/or wants to destroy Rolfe.

Here is the latest, dutifully reported by TheirABC:

Kumanjayi Walker’s behavioural struggles were first noticed when he was in primary school, but he wasn’t formally assessed until he entered the youth justice system as a teenager, the coronial inquest into his death has heard.

Since when do coronial proceedings go back to primary school? I think you’d struggle to find a precedent, unless the deceased was in primary school or shortly afterwards at the time of death.

As a months-long inquest into the shooting continued on Thursday, coroner Elisabeth Armitage heard evidence about the 19-year-old’s childhood and the efforts of his family and child services to keep him on track.

The executive director, families programs of the Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities, Gabrielle Brown, told the coroner his family’s dedication was “admirable” throughout his youth and admitted more could have been done to support them.

So what?

Citing a pre-sentence report, written in 2017 for the benefit of a court, Ms Brown said there were indications from his school at the age of six or seven that Mr Walker had additional needs.

“The behaviours present[ed] by Kumanjayi at that stage – and this is a young one of six, seven years old – were highly difficult. He was … a special needs child,” Ms Brown said.

“A child, a young person, should not need to get to the level of a statutory child protection agency or an intervention of youth justice to get an assessment of needs.”

Ms Brown told the coroner it was unclear from his files why his troubling behaviour was “missed”.

The coroner heard the only cognitive assessment of Mr Walker came in 2017, after it was ordered through the youth justice system.

“There [were] likely very clear missed opportunities to try and change the trajectory for Kumanjayi, which would have provided a greater support to the family to understand … why this was occurring and then how best to raise Kumanjayi and what service supports was needed,” Ms Brown said.

See above.

On and on it goes, complete with a flattering photo of Walker looking like a young Jimmy Little. Which he was not – and the late JL never endorsed getting away with crime because of your race. Nor was he a violent criminal, or any other kind of criminal.

None of it has anything to do with the Coroner’s brief. That the NT ‘government’ has allowed this dog and pony show to occur is an absolute disgrace. I hope it gets to the High Court. There are so many breaches of scope and fairness it would be a slam dunk to be thrown in the bin.

Robert Sewell
March 10, 2023 10:45 am

The Frolicking Moll:

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

If todays offerings don’t convince everyone the Administrative State is broken, beyond repair, and utterly useless, then I have no idea what will convince them.

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

Monty likes sofas.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 10, 2023 10:49 am

A news.com.au hackette expertly pulls together terrifying science:

Scientists uncover dangerous viruses within thawing permafrost

Scientists have made a shocking discovery about worrisome viruses within Arctic permafrost that could pose a pandemic threat.

Researchers have raised alarm bells over “zombie viruses” being released by thawing Arctic permafrost that has been frozen for tens of thousands of years.

The potentially problematic permafrost – frozen soil beneath the ground – is believed to be concealing chemical and radioactive waste dating back to the Cold War.

If released in the thawing process, viruses within the waste have potential to compromise wildlife and disrupt ecosystems, scientists said, according to Nine News.

So, worrisome zombie viruses, contained in Cold War chemical and nuclear waste, frozen for thousands of years, released by globule warming, unleashing a new Horror Compromising Pandemic.

A line on the Bingo Card of Doom.

A real threat:

Jean-Michel Claverie, an Emeritus professor of medicine and genomics at the Aix-Marseille University School of Medicine in Marseille, France, tested samples from Siberian permafrost in his search for what he called “zombie viruses”, and actually managed to find some.

Prof Claverie in 2014 revived a virus isolated from permafrost by inserting it into cultured cells, making it infectious for the first time in 30,000 years.

Bravo, Jean-Michel.
Bravo, bien fait connard.

MatrixTransform
March 10, 2023 10:53 am

top of the line Mazda 6

drove one for near 7 years … called it the Mazda ‘sex’
ripper car with the 2.2 DT

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 10, 2023 10:54 am

Did you forget about the floggings that took place during that week, or …

The only flogging is you, on your cock, encased in mummies smooth, smooth skin.

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2023 11:00 am

You mean monty. I don’t find either Hersh or the NYT credible.

duncanm
duncanm
March 10, 2023 11:04 am

So we’re meant to believe that a non-state actor loitered in heavily trafficked sea lanes, over controversial gas pipelines, owned by one of two of the belligerents currently engaged in a war that is the centre of international attention, in a yacht carrying several hundred kilos of C4, while repeatedly diving several hundred feet to gas pipelines and laid the explosives, and then detonated them, and went unnoticed?

don’t forget they did this while the US was running a naval exercise in the area.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 10, 2023 11:04 am

Johanna, on and on:
On and on it goes, complete with a flattering photo of Walker looking like a young Jimmy Little. Which he was not ..

Why bring Jimmy Little into it?

Arnold Walker was born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder, that woulda been picked up at birth [if he was born in a hospital], otherwise it is obvious from his photos.

You’re painting Rolfey [fled Australia to avoid giving Evidence[ Rolfe as the victim here, meanwhile Arnold Walker is 3 years in the ground, his heart ripped out by 3 bullets from Rolfey’s gun.

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2023 11:05 am

You’re painting Rolfey [fled Australia to avoid giving Evidence[ Rolfe as the victim here, meanwhile Arnold Walker is 3 years in the ground, his heart ripped out by 3 bullets from Rolfey’s gun.

Oh no!

Anyway…

Shy Ted
Shy Ted
March 10, 2023 11:07 am

If I were a rich man
I’d work to make you and your kids all end up dumb
All day long I’d hone my evil plans
Seek to have you’re speech and freedoms banned
I’d buy up all the media
TV programs came straight out of my bum
If I were a very very rich
Kiddy-diddler diddler-middle man

I’d build a big tall house with rooms by the dozen
Powered by coal-fired electricity
Solar on the roof but it’s really just for show
There would be one huge windmill killing all the birds
And one even bigger broken down
Cos global warming, though it’s just started to snow!

I’d ban your yard having chicks and turkeys, geese and ducks
No cars in town so you stay in your pod
Grow mealworms and crickets for your grub
Smile for the cameras, one in every room
I watch you pooing, your kids I can groom
Because I’m such a righteous man

I see my wife, a robot, meeting all my needs
Cooking salmon, foie gras and caviar
In my garage an electric car
By rights I should be hanging from a tree
All those bugs they should be eating me
But I’m not, I own everything, you see
Because I am a wealthy man.

Hugh
Hugh
March 10, 2023 11:09 am
Shy Ted
Shy Ted
March 10, 2023 11:10 am

Oh, you have foetal alcohol syndrome because of admirable family efforts? Not because mum was a pisswreck? We live and learn.

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2023 11:11 am

You don’t notice some stuff as a kid.

The video for The Motown Song sees Rod Stewart/his doggo seemingly approve of Elton John, he also dumps a truck of ice on Vanilla Ice, shoves MJ down a sewer, makes Sinead O Conner cut herself all over her bonce when shaving her locks and strips Maddona down to a corset.

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