Open Thread – Weekend 11 March 2023


The Carrousel – Autumn Morning, Camille Pissarro, 1899


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Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 11, 2023 12:04 am

BAM!

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 11, 2023 12:04 am

This thread dedicated to Gildas, earthquakes and secret BOM death rays.

Megan
Megan
March 11, 2023 12:06 am

Pssst…we move at dawn. Destination unknown.

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
March 11, 2023 1:00 am

“When the wind bends the bamboo who knows for whom the bean shoots”.

-Ancient Chunk wisdom. (expensive plonk may have inspired this gem).

rosie
rosie
March 11, 2023 1:51 am

The bus driver was still mad at me at Albeferia, the only word I understood was ‘gratuitous ‘.
He made me get off the bus, then another passenger who must have been a bus company employee beckoned me to follow her to the ticket window where I was given a hard copy of my originsl ticket, for exactly the same bus . It’s a mystery how they knew who I was. He yelled a bit more when i came back with it.
I think he thought I I only had a ticket to Albeferia, though I tried to show him I had a second ticket to Lisbon.
I don’t know why I was supposed to catch a different bus Faro to Albeferia then change, rather than just get straight on the Lisbon bus at Faro.
St
Different Portuguese ways.

rickw
rickw
March 11, 2023 2:17 am

Just finished beers with Dickow Pump Technician. Pulled down, reassembled and re-alignment 4 pumps in two days with a side order of impeller machining. Going to charge the CCP for the beers.

Oh! I was on a lathe today giving a mangled up coupling bolt a tidy up!

Let the local guys to do the impeller machining. Spurred them into action by starting to chuck up an impeller in their machine shop, after 30 minutes of nothing happening.

rickw
rickw
March 11, 2023 2:38 am

Farm skills yesterday.

Turn up and the CCP has the forklift totally run aground on the pump slab bund. Concrete up ramp with very badly assembled stack of timbers on the down.

CCP experiment with trying to get forklift to lift itself with the tines, which of course it won’t do. CCP departs to find big front end loader to shove it in. Put the Bangla operator back on it and realised that we can get some lift with a block of wood and rocking mast. Work some timbers in and get it extracted back down the ramp.

Reorganise the timbers and get fork into bund without a hitch and get it to work lifting pumps.

CCP eventually return. How you do?!

Tom
Tom
March 11, 2023 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
March 11, 2023 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
March 11, 2023 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
March 11, 2023 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
March 11, 2023 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
March 11, 2023 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
March 11, 2023 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
March 11, 2023 4:09 am
rickw
rickw
March 11, 2023 4:10 am

January 6th, what really happened:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7wPvMliDX4

Tom
Tom
March 11, 2023 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
March 11, 2023 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
March 11, 2023 4:12 am
Tom
Tom
March 11, 2023 4:13 am
Tom
Tom
March 11, 2023 4:14 am
Tom
Tom
March 11, 2023 4:15 am
Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 11, 2023 5:02 am

Thanks Tom!
I’m not clicking links though, I’m going to bed.
six hours of shed music behind me, a day of prep for hostina a 50th with semi-pro cover band tomorrow. And disabled surfing with firstborn in the Am. sHEESH. Ears ringing… full moon fever…

duncanm
duncanm
March 11, 2023 6:08 am

so now we’ve finally made the leap to Nuke subs, let’s start the discussion on energy.

Anyone – please.

SFL.

rosie
rosie
March 11, 2023 6:30 am

I wonder what Europeans used to eat dinner on before Ikea.
If I see one more mid blue dinner set or coffee mug…

PeterM
PeterM
March 11, 2023 6:33 am

Spooner has Chris Bowen nailed.

Thanks Tom

Dot
Dot
March 11, 2023 6:50 am

Back in my day we’d make our own Klotturballs med Graddsas, but we’d call them Creamy Beefcake Porked Meatbun Faggots.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 11, 2023 6:51 am

Did you wear an onion on your belt, which was the style at the time?

Dot
Dot
March 11, 2023 6:54 am

Now that is what is wrong with rosie’s generation. Now, as to what is wrong with bern’s generation…I’m Joe Biden and I am running for the US Senate….FRENCH TOAST PLEASE!

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 11, 2023 6:57 am

Shopping at Ikea. 28mill views.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T2oje4cYxw

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 11, 2023 6:59 am

You sunk my battleship.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 11, 2023 7:00 am

The Simpsons is still on the air in 2023 but it hasn’t been funny since 1999.

132andBush
132andBush
March 11, 2023 7:01 am

Ramirez No1

Exposing the lies of Jan 6 should not be conflated with the election.

rugbyskier
rugbyskier
March 11, 2023 7:02 am

You sunk my battleship.

Please turn me on, I’m Mr. Coffee with an automatic drip
So show me yours, I’ll show you mine, “Tool Time”
You’ll Lovett just like Lyle
And then we’ll do it doggy style
So we can both watch X-Files

Dot
Dot
March 11, 2023 7:03 am

No it has its moments.

Homer believing in the rapture was great.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 11, 2023 7:06 am

When Macfarlane bothers to put them out, Family Guy is still 95% killer.
I don’t bother with American Dad anymore, it’s just gay jokes from Roger.

Dot
Dot
March 11, 2023 7:10 am

American Dad is more relatable, despite a bizarre cast.

I’m the kind of person who would get a doghouse for a French Bulldog and call him “Meatball”.

Anyway the best Seth Macfarlane joke is when Holt is thought to be a murderer. It is his “Aristocrats” or “Professor of Logic” moment.

shatterzzz
March 11, 2023 7:10 am

It’s long but worth the read if the whole, sorry mess that was ROBODEBT interests .. time the gallows were built for several dozen folk , lotza overpaid public serpents, 3 ministers and a, useless, PM ..
no doubt BRADBURY’s excuse will be, along the lines of, “But I never wrote the emails, maaate” …….!
Hard to believe most of these folk still have jobs and some have, actually, been promoted ..!
https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/robodebt-five-years-of-lies-mistakes-and-failures-that-caused-a-1-8bn-scandal/ar-AA18sKtN?ocid=hpmsn&cvid=e0ec419c443040ed9077af7078fa0d76&ei=45

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 11, 2023 7:12 am

Silicon Valley Bank imploding will further crunch the vc community.
Contrary to what zh is saying, credit spreads & a range of liquidity measures aren’t really doing much.
Keep in mind that over US2trill of crypto assets have been torched from the peak until now & the financial system didn’t skip a beat.
That’s different to this SVB collapse, but kind of demonstrates that crypto really is decentralised.

Hugh
Hugh
March 11, 2023 7:14 am

The stonecutters episode was good too.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 11, 2023 7:16 am

Hun:

Taxpayer funds will be used to secure Victoria’s offshore wind projects in a race to protect the state’s power supplies as coal-fired stations go offline from 2025.

The Saturday Herald Sun can reveal taxpayer funds will be used to guarantee returns for private companies looking to build massive wind farms off the Victorian coast.

Construction on some projects could start as soon as 2025 and the government expects offshore wind could start supplying power to the grid by as early as 2028.

It can also be revealed the Port of Hastings will be transformed as the home of the Victorian Renewable Energy Terminal, where parts of the massive turbines can be delivered, maintained and shipped out for construction.

In a bid to avoid a “spaghetti effect” of power lines across the state, the government is also reviewing its transmission network and will announce preferred locations for new power corridors connected to Gippsland and Portland.

Ahead of the revival of a state-owned electricity commission, the government is stepping in to secure revenue for mass wind turbine projects as it races the clock to transition the grid to cleaner energy and prevent blackouts.

The planned closure of Loy Yang A in 2025 means time is running out to transform the state’s power grid, with the government banking on private offshore wind to cover looming shortfalls. It has set a target to generate at least 2GW through offshore wind by 2032 – equal to about a fifth of Victoria’s energy needs.

To do this, new documents obtained by the Saturday Herald Sun show the state intends to provide financial support to make the projects “bankable”.

One scheme floated is for taxpayers to pay the difference if the wholesale price of energy drops below a set sum, meaning offshore wind operators won’t lose money if the price of energy is skyrocketing.

The strategy would provide companies with the certainty needed to invest in significant long-term projects.

They will also discuss with operators about whether other support is needed through contributions to help them build and finance their operations.

“Under this process the government would seek bids from developers looking to secure a support package for their offshore wind projects,” the document reads.

“Industry-led development of offshore wind supported by a government financial support package is the optimal method to deliver the benefits of offshore wind for Victoria.”

Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio said Victoria was leading the way for Australia’s first offshore wind farms.

“This latest implementation statement will give industry the guidance they need to kickstart our first projects,” she said. “Offshore wind will create over 6000 jobs, generate billions in investment and create cheaper, cleaner, more reliable power for all Victorians.”

The Andrews government has already stumped up $40m to fund feasibility studies for three projects proposed off the Victorian coast.

This includes the Star of the South, planned off Gippsland, which hopes to provide 2.2GW of energy and has proposed to link up to the power grid at Loy Yang A.

Huge wind turbine parts are set to be delivered, maintained and shipped for construction through the Port of Hastings.

It will be supported by other industrial hubs along the coast.

Under current plans, offshore wind farms will connect to networks at Gippsland and Portland and new transmission towers are expected to feed energy into areas of high demand such as Melbourne.

So if you a budding entrepreneur in the field of renewable energy rubbish, strike whilst the iron is hot! Andrews will make sure you don’t fail, with other people’s money being strewn with gay abandon, like Jack Nicholson on Batman.
FMD we are governed by asshats.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 11, 2023 7:20 am

That wind farm near Goulburn was working a treat yesterday. Not sure the total amount of turbines installed in that area. Just say 30, a grand total of 2 were turning, at a pace that I could outrun despite my advancing years lol.
Just a complete shambles

Dot
Dot
March 11, 2023 7:21 am

The Stonecutters episode was terrible.

It was globalist malinformation.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 11, 2023 7:23 am

“Offshore wind will create over 6000 jobs, generate billions in investment and create cheaper, cleaner, more reliable power for all Victorians.”

Well you’re spending $40m on whether that is feasible Ms D’Ambrosio. But we know it isn’t what you claim, so bend over Victorians and cop what’s coming, good and hard.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 11, 2023 7:25 am

Stonecutters was mid 90’s.
Still in the Simpsons sweet spot.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 11, 2023 7:28 am

Who had Saudi’s & Iran restoring diplomatic relations on their 2023 bingo card?
Brokered by China too for an extra boot in the US perineum.

Dot
Dot
March 11, 2023 7:30 am

The Andrews government has already stumped up $40m to fund feasibility studies for three projects proposed off the Victorian coast.

A place I used to work for made 30k on an IPO, Clayton Utz made 1.1 mn, UBS made 1.5 mn.

Even my dear sweet consultards could make a mill or two if 40 mn in feasibility studies are on the offing.

Let me guess: Acciona and ACIL Tasman/NIER will say the turbines will generate a 40% + ROI.

No, I’m not cynical. Or it doesn’t mean what self help cranks think it means.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 11, 2023 7:31 am

Ramirez No1
Exposing the lies of Jan 6 should not be conflated with the election.

Oddly he’s right for exactly the opposite reason he thinks.
The Republicans are dead unless they can stop the Dems stealing every election.
The way things are going right now 2024 being stolen is a certainty.

shatterzzz
March 11, 2023 7:32 am

That 15 years old scroat in Cairns that killed one and left another paraplegic ended up with a soggy lettuce leaf sentence in the end .. despite 144 previous convictions all he got was 7 years but will be eligible to run riot again in just over 4 years ….. should have been a death sentence or, at least, life but in Oz … NO CHANCE …..FFS!
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-03-10/cairns-youth-fatal-crash-sentence-7-years-prison/102057624

Dot
Dot
March 11, 2023 7:32 am

Chur chur, Xinha.

“Say you guys are friends now, got any LAUNCH CODES?”

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 11, 2023 7:35 am

A couple more items before heading out for the day. Via Tim Blair comes this report from James O’Doherty on, er, ‘Teal’ candidate Helen Conway:

A Climate 200-backed teal candidate running in the upcoming election says she is “not ashamed” of her career as a fossil fuel executive after facing claims of hypocrisy over her pro-renewable platform.

North Shore hopeful Helen Conway has also admitted that while she has been trying to buy an electric vehicle, she is still driving a “12-year-old car”.

Ms Conway on Thursday joined fellow teal candidates to demand more action on climate change, calling on the major parties move to halt or slow new coal and gas production and to move faster to renewable energy.

But Ms Conway’s staunch opposition to new fossil fuel production comes despite the lawyer-turned-candidate’s previous professional career at petroleum giant Caltex (now Ampol).

Ms Conway worked at Caltex from 1999 to 2011, according to records from the Australian Securities & Investments Commission.

Caltex has been at the centre of a number of environmental disasters, including in 2013, when 175,000 litres of fuel gushed from a tank at a Caltex terminal in Sydney.

That incident left three people in hospital.

Before she quit Caltex, Ms Conway was the company secretary and general counsel.

In 2010 alone, she commanded a salary of $474,575 plus other benefits, according to Caltex’s annual report in that year.

Her “remuneration ‘earned’ for 2010,” the report said, was $872,934.

Records show that Ms Conway worked for, or served on the boards of, multiple fossil fuel companies — including Caltex’s subsidiaries — before becoming a climate crusader.

Liberal sources believe Ms Conway could win the North Shore electorate in just over two weeks, unseating incumbent Felicity Wilson (who also used to work for Caltex).

Energy Minister Matt Kean called for Ms Conway to “come clean about what she stands for,” accusing her of not practising what she preaches, adding: “Despite claiming to be a local voice on climate action that the people of North Shore can trust, Helen Conway has made a career from fossil fuels.”

Ms Conway said her work at Caltex was “12 years ago,” but said she was “not ashamed of having worked for Caltex”.

“I’ve embraced this bomb,’’ she said. “I wasn’t actually running the refinery, the terminals, the depots, I was the company secretary and general counsel.” (as Blair notes, making 10 times more than those, you know, running the refineries, the terminals, the depots)

She said her more recent role, representing the government on the board of Endeavour Energy, had given her an insight into how the energy sector worked and the “urgency” needed to transition to renewable energy.

Despite that, Ms Conway admitted that she is still driving a 12-year-old car, with supply-chain shortages preventing her from buying an electric vehicle.

“I have been trying for six months to buy an electric vehicle,” she said.

Climate 200 founder Simon Holmes à Court stood by Ms Conway on Thursday.

“North Shore is a two-horse race — Helen Conway and Felicity Wilson. Both candidates, in their distant past, worked for Caltex, but only one, Helen, is serious about protecting the Liverpool Plains from inappropriate coal seam gas development and stopping oil and gas drilling off Sydney’s beaches.”

Mr Holmes à Court said Ms Conway’s previous work had given her “a better sense than most” of the need for renewable energy.

FMD

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 11, 2023 7:39 am

Helen Conway here fighting for gender equality.

Hugh
Hugh
March 11, 2023 7:45 am

Stonecutters was mid 90’s.
Still in the Simpsons sweet spot.

My bad.

What about the screamerpillar?

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 11, 2023 7:46 am

In paid actor news, an endorsement
All links from Blair. You’d think the Liberal Party would hammer these items harder than John Bonham in Immigrant Song. But alas, a slap on the wrist with a 3 day old lettuce leaf from Kean is about as much as one would hear.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
March 11, 2023 7:47 am

Happened to be looking through Malcolm Turnbull Twitter. Not for his comments but to see who he followed.

Ilhan Omar and AOC !

Most of his recent follows show his leftie leanings.

Hugh
Hugh
March 11, 2023 7:47 am

Beautiful morning here. The missus reckoned the sunrise peeking through the cloud blanket over the range was fit for the cover of a Watchtower magazine.

Hugh
Hugh
March 11, 2023 7:49 am

The ducks are having a lovely time playing under the sprinkler on the lawn.

Dot
Dot
March 11, 2023 7:49 am

inappropriate coal seam gas

LOL

Literally school-marming natural resources.

Shame on you, tar sands.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 11, 2023 7:50 am

Knuckle Dragger brought the kid Ieuan Hill to our attention. Good news from the Hun:

But the South East Cricket Association kicked Brighton Union out of the final after deeming the club had cheated by allowing Ieuan, who played only four of five required games to qualify, to take to the field in the semi-final.

SECA reversed that decision following the Herald Sun’s coverage of the league’s heartbreaking move, paving the way for Ieuan to don his Stuart Broad-inspired wide brim hat in the decider against Ormond on Friday.

Dot
Dot
March 11, 2023 7:52 am

Despite that, Ms Conway admitted that she is still driving a 12-year-old car

Is it a Lexus LX570?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 11, 2023 7:53 am

I wonder if this madness will come here too?

Chinese mega-city announces ‘imminent’ return to lockdown – for common flu virus (10 Mar)

“The Chinese city of Xi’an, home to some 13 million people, has revealed plans to enforce lockdowns again – but not for Covid. Instead, the mega-city has backed the use of lockdowns and school and business closures as part of a plan to contain influenza outbreaks. The plans have already triggered a backlash on Chinese social media, with many terrified about the prospect of returning to the strict restrictions seen during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The emergency response plan for the city published Wednesday allows city officials to enforce lockdowns “when necessary” if an outbreak of the common flu virus poses a “serious threat”.

Following the publication, officials said a lockdown could be “imminent”.

It comes amid a rising number of influenza cases across the country, while COVID-19 cases continue to fall.”

You have to wonder if there’s an ulterior motive since the plan is so insanely bonkers. But we’ve seen a lot of insanity lately, and I would not be surprised to see our local Labor Premiers do this.

Pogria
Pogria
March 11, 2023 7:57 am

Hughsays:
March 11, 2023 at 7:45 am
Stonecutters was mid 90’s.
Still in the Simpsons sweet spot.

My bad.

What about the screamerpillar?
Hugh,
the Screamerpillar was an excellent episode, although there are similarities now between it and what has happened to the WA farmer over his road repairs.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
March 11, 2023 7:58 am

Lifted from Spectator magazine. Not looking good. Remember Trudeau and the truckers whose accounts were frozen.

“Imagine a world where no part of your life is private. Everything you have – bank accounts, purchases, your medical history, every single form of identification – all of it is readily available to the government and public servants across the country and around the world. You cannot hide anything from anyone. Even your movements are tracked.
Oh, and this is not passive information, instead it can be used against you on a whim.

This is the future envisioned by our globalist elites. It is a world without privacy – themselves exempted, of course.

And the Australian government is keen to get started!

In recent weeks, it has come to light that the federal Labor government is seeking to introduce Digital Identity legislation by the end of the year to get the ball rolling on what is clearly an agenda laid out by the World Economic Forum. Spearheading the charge is Finance Minister Katy Gallagher, who, in a recent interview with the Australian Financial Review, said: ‘After years of indecision and delay, we are keen to work with governments and the private sector to progress a national Digital ID system.’

State and territory government ministers have negotiated a deal in which digital credentials, including driver’s licenses and occupational credentials, would be included in the system, which is viewed as a ‘digital wallet’. However, Senator Gallagher also wants those who choose not to participate in the scheme to be able to have an alternative method of sharing their credentials.

The system will also allow for both public and private services to be linked, meaning you can do everything from registering to vote and enrolling your children for school, to beginning employment and finalising the affairs of deceased loved ones. It is also hoped that the scheme will make it easier for businesses to verify the identities of their customers without collecting an excessive amount of personal information.

Australian Payments Plus and Mastercard have both expressed support for this system, which should be of concern to everyone. In fact, this whole system should be raising red flags. Here’s why.

While an all-inclusive Digital ID may look nice and dandy on the surface, providing individuals with a convenient way of accessing all their cards and forms of ID without the hassle of requiring a physical copy, it has sinister underpinnings and is open to all forms of malpractice.

The first red flag is that all governments, state and federal, are working together to push this legislation through. Further to that, the Federal Opposition is supportive of such legislation, with Shadow Minister for Government Services and the Digital Economy, Paul Fletcher, calling for the government to ‘take concrete action towards implementation of a national digital identity system’. When all sides of government openly support a system that nudges us toward the complete digitisation of the world, you should be asking questions.

This is made more poignant when you consider World Economic Forum leader Klaus Schwab’s remarks at the World Government Summit, in which he highlighted the increase in technology in our world and explicitly stated that whoever masters these technologies will be master of the world.

The implementation of a Digital ID system is a significant part of creating a world where everyone is reliant upon technology and, by extension, its master (or masters, if we’re talking about the conglomerate of globalist elites who hope to possess varying degrees of control over the remainder of society). Being solely dependent on the government is an incredibly vulnerable position for the citizenry to be in. It gives these digital masters far too much power over society and leaves people with practically no choice but to obey their edicts.

The second red flag is the willingness of companies, like Australian Payments Plus (an entity which comprises BPAY, eftpos, and NPP Australia, and Mastercard) to jump straight on board with a Digital Identity system. The public need to know what is being gained by both government and private enterprise before setting it into inescapable legislation. While for now it may seem like the system is simply a means of being able to provide proof of identity or certain health-related cards, like a Medicare card, without having to carry around your wallet, we could end up with a situation where all methods of payment are integrated into the digital collective. And when we compound this with the push towards a cashless society, it becomes clear that the system these governments want to fix firmly in place is one in which the only way to make a payment is digitally. It is easy for this environment, which lacks competition, to become coercive.

A system such as this could descend into a digital dystopia whereby all payments and purchases are tracked, and, eventually, payments or purchases are blocked or prohibited as a result of an individual possessing an ideology that does not align with that of the ruling class or not having enough social credit points to be deemed worthy of making certain purchases. China is a reasonable working example of this.

These are the nightmares that dystopic fiction is made of. Although, it may not be fiction for much longer.

Imagine going to the shops one day to purchase a loaf of bread. You go to the self-checkout, because this is the only way you can check out now, and scan your loaf. Then you scan your digital wallet to purchase the bread but the screen shows up an error message telling you that you cannot purchase the bread because last Tuesday you tweeted something mean about the World Economic Forum or criticised the latest vaccine. It doesn’t matter that what you said was true; it only matters that the government didn’t like it, so you are no longer allowed to purchase bread.

And sure, Katy Gallagher is free to argue that this whole Digital ID system is voluntary, but so were the vaccines at first and we all know what happened there. These big ideas usually start out voluntary, but I wager it won’t be long until the government is telling us we must have a Digital ID if we want to continue to be part of society.

And while the Senator may further say that this is being implemented to reduce the amount of personal data that needs to be provided to governments and businesses, we all know it will only be a matter of time before they ask for a little more information, and then a little more, and soon enough they’ll know everything there is to know about a person. Digital ID may very well open the floodgates to governments that want to collect private citizen data (which is currently severely restricted for privacy reasons).

Senator Gallagher also claims that the system will be trusted and secure. I think we know how ‘secure’ government systems are. If you want your personal data and information to be secure, you don’t hand it over to the government.

Digital ID is a path to serfdom for the vast majority of society. Sure, technology can be beneficial to us in various ways. But a complete reliance on technology leads to an inferior, vulnerable, and easily controlled human race. Digital ID may be convenient, but when those creating the system and writing its rules are the very same individuals easily corrupted by power, it transforms into an incredibly dangerous technology that can easily be weaponised against civil society.

And in a world where the lunatics are running the asylum, Digital ID only ends in digital dystopia”.

Hugh
Hugh
March 11, 2023 8:01 am

Indeed Pogria.

calli
calli
March 11, 2023 8:02 am

Thanks for the gorgeous teacher/lustful pupils stories guys. Back in the day, some teachers were barely out of school themselves when they went back to teach. For the 6th form it might have been as little as 3 years in age difference given the very elastic enrolment ages.

How times change.

We had a handsome young science teacher that the girls swooned over. I remained untempted. He wasn’t a patch on the Beloved’s handsomeness as he waited in his corporate glory for the 273 bus outside the school gate, to be whisked away to the offices of O’Connell St.

I discovered years later that the teacher had indeed been giving one of the pupils additional tuition. Nothing came of it of course. It was the Seventies.

calli
calli
March 11, 2023 8:04 am

Is Conway too poor to purchase an EV?

Those massive corporate salaries go nowhere these days.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 11, 2023 8:05 am

Our farm is under the footprint of the proposed power line from a wind farm near Stawell connecting with the NSW grid via an inter-connector from near Echuca across to Wagga.

Victorian Energy Minister, Lily D’Ambrosia, announced the Dictator and his forty thieves have stripped farmers of any right of appeal. Butt ugly 60m pylons marching across our landscape to subsidise the green investors in cities.

As usual, this pack of slime balls are trying to use a compensation package to make farmers look like greedy capitalists. $200,000 for every km of line on your property looks like a lot until you read under the headline and see it’s $8,000 per year over 25 years.

For this you lose multiple areas of land ($5-6,000 an acre around here) to the pylons along with the shit show of having all your operations changed by negotiating around these structures. You can’t build anything near these lines, so you are stripped of any chance of improvements or ventures near the lines.

They can shove $8,000 right up Lily’s arse!

calli
calli
March 11, 2023 8:06 am

Thanks for the discussion on Saxons and the like in Dark Ages Britain. Most interesting and enjoyable.

I read an article (escapes me now) that the Battle of Baden and subsequent rout may never have happened at all, or definitely not as big as made out. Absence of graves.

Hugh
Hugh
March 11, 2023 8:07 am

harder than John Bonham in Immigrant Song

Killer tune. Best album by the greatest ever rock band.

calli
calli
March 11, 2023 8:11 am

Gez, it’s only a blot on the landscape if you can spy it from your Telsa as you hurtle down the motorway.

If you don’t see it, it doesn’t exist. Like child labour to produce gadgets.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 11, 2023 8:11 am

ABC news reports that a big spike in road deaths in Victoria, mostly country roads and often single vehicles.

Dan’s Mobile Goon Squad said they’d be targeting county drivers for speed and substances abuse.

If only we could put our finger on what caused a big increase in deaths on crumbling potholed rural roads.

Dot
Dot
March 11, 2023 8:13 am

Could you build (wait for it) solar panels in where the pylons are proposed?

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 11, 2023 8:14 am
Bourne1879
Bourne1879
March 11, 2023 8:15 am

Can’t remember whose Twitter saw it on but had clip about recent vote about dropping mandates.

The vote went 31 to 5 with the 5 being Antic, Babet Roberts, Rennick and Canavan.

Not one other Liberal Senator was present to vote.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 11, 2023 8:16 am

ABC news reports that a big spike in road deaths in Victoria, mostly country roads and often single vehicles.

Are they being classified as Covid deaths? How many of them were wearing masks in their cars?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 11, 2023 8:17 am

Don’t you love headlines like this one?

42 Percent OK to Pay $100 Taxes, Costs to Cut Climate Change (10 Mar)\

“Forty-two percent (42%) of voters say they would be willing to pay $100 or more per year in taxes and higher costs in order to reduce climate change. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that this includes 8% who would be willing to pay whatever it takes and 5% who would be willing to pay $1,000 or more.”

In other words 58% say hell no to paying even $100 per year to “fight” climate change. Maybe that’d be a better headline, it’d certainly be more accurate. Only 5% are willing to pay $1000 or more, which is ironic since everyone is already paying more than that in increased energy prices and subsidies of green crap. Of course the elites and the MSM don’t want them to know that.

Dot
Dot
March 11, 2023 8:21 am

Senator Gallagher also claims that the system will be trusted and secure. I think we know how ‘secure’ government systems are. If you want your personal data and information to be secure, you don’t hand it over to the government.

The census got DDOS’d and the SLKs for myHealth were easily decoded by a script a total novice could use.

It’s all so tiresome.

calli
calli
March 11, 2023 8:22 am

It’s the Deadly New Variant, ML. Potholes are the incubator, the vector is wheel splash.

We need masks for cars.

Trust The Science.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 11, 2023 8:27 am

Dot.
‘It’s people like you wot cause unrest.’

Megan
Megan
March 11, 2023 8:27 am

Offshore wind will create over 6000 jobs, generate billions in investment and create cheaper, cleaner, more reliable power for all Victorians.”

This sort of idiocy would be funny if the consequences were not so dire.

But on we go, led by the dumbest excuses for leadership in history. The only upside is that anyone with enough nous will at least be ready for what’s coming

Dot
Dot
March 11, 2023 8:32 am

Just a quote, don’t shoot the messenger.

When women are let loose to do as they please, away from the influence of men, they have not come up with a cornucopia of great inventions and discoveries. Instead they have aborted tens of millions of infants, blamed all their problems on men, voted leftists into office, become excessively promiscuous, gotten worthless college degrees and demanded equally worthless make-work jobs, believed that wealth falls like manna from Heaven, come to believe marriage is temporary, destroyed children’s lives though easy divorce and single parenthood… and rationalised every bit of it.

calli
calli
March 11, 2023 8:34 am

Lovely painting by Pissaro. Like his haystacks, he painted this location in all sorts of seasons and times of day.

Anyone who’s stood in the early morning conga line to enter the Louvre via the pyramid will recognise it. Although these days it’s pretty much all paving stones and traffic.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 11, 2023 8:36 am

SECA reversed that decision following the Herald Sun’s coverage of the league’s heartbreaking move, paving the way for Ieuan to don his Stuart Broad-inspired wide brim hat in the decider against Ormond on Friday.

It is a good turn of events but only because something ugly happened first – and much ugliness goes unreported in news papers.

Until all those people in SECA who approved the disqualification, and the person who first made the complaint, are paraded around the streets on a tumbrel and pelted with filth and excrement from dawn to dusk, then all our good days will only ever be ours at the whim of small petty vane souls who derive sick pleasure in exercising authority over better people.

If these souls won’t do good for its own sake, they may be brought to do it through fear of humiliation.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 11, 2023 8:37 am

Black Ballsays:

March 11, 2023 at 7:50 am

Knuckle Dragger brought the kid Ieuan Hill to our attention. Good news from the Hun:

Ieuan?
Four vowels.
Excellent starting word for Wordle.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 11, 2023 8:41 am

Ieuan?
Four vowels.

If you go for the vocative form you get the whole set!

O, Ieuan!

Dot
Dot
March 11, 2023 8:42 am

Ieuayo?

Indolent
Indolent
March 11, 2023 8:42 am
Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 11, 2023 8:43 am

Ha!

It’s already started.

We are playing word games.

Cassie of Sydney
March 11, 2023 8:43 am

When some women are let loose.

alwaysright
alwaysright
March 11, 2023 8:44 am

Pissaro, I have spent many many hours enchanted by Pissaro paintings in French galleries.
My favourite artist, I think.

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 11, 2023 8:46 am

The Dijk Fingerers can get Rutted.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 11, 2023 8:51 am

“Imagine a world where no part of your life is private. Everything you have – bank accounts, purchases, your medical history, every single form of identification – all of it is readily available to the government and public servants across the country and around the world. You cannot hide anything from anyone. Even your movements are tracked.
Oh, and this is not passive information, instead it can be used against you on a whim.

Then stock up on gold, silver and (if you are so inclined) BTC or one of the privacy coins…. while you still can.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 11, 2023 8:54 am

Our farm is under the footprint of the proposed power line from a wind farm near Stawell connecting with the NSW grid via an inter-connector from near Echuca across to Wagga.

As I type, I can see said Bulgana windfarm out my window – with all the turbines feathered and stationary.

Interestingly, 2 of the 3 ‘grassies’ we have had since christmas have originated in windfarms.

Indolent
Indolent
March 11, 2023 8:58 am
calli
calli
March 11, 2023 8:59 am

and rationalised every bit of it.

The other side of the equation is the dubious benefit of no strings sex. Many…many men will see this as a plus in the gadarene rush to the brink. Women have always traded availability for power of one sort or another.

This is the obvious trade off for western men. Other cultures do things differently.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 11, 2023 9:01 am

Senator Gallagher also claims that the system will be trusted and secure. I think we know how ‘secure’ government systems are. If you want your personal data and information to be secure, you don’t hand it over to the government.

She misses the point, just as the 2nd amendment is primarily designed to protect individual citizens *from* government, the whole point of data privacy is also to protect individual citizens from government.

rosie
rosie
March 11, 2023 9:01 am
rosie
rosie
March 11, 2023 9:02 am
rosie
rosie
March 11, 2023 9:04 am
Indolent
Indolent
March 11, 2023 9:04 am

Even 10 years ago I would have laughed at a headline like this. I’m not laughing now.

Dictators at WHO aim to begin installing a One World Government under the guise of Global Health Security

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 11, 2023 9:06 am

I don’t like lawyers generally but I know they are a necessary evil but two types I particularly loath is femocrat corporate lawyers and military lawyers.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 11, 2023 9:11 am

Serious question: How will BTC go when governments shut down the internet?

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 11, 2023 9:11 am

So if you a budding entrepreneur in the field of renewable energy rubbish, strike whilst the iron is hot! Andrews will make sure you don’t fail, with other people’s money being strewn with gay abandon, like Jack Nicholson on Batman.
FMD we are governed by asshats.

If you have a modicum of technical knowledge and/or an interest in serving your constituents you are NOT wanted. I know you should be careful what you wish for but the sooner this abomination of a government runs out of opm the better. ‘Universities’ have a lot to answer for- just hot beds of evil and idiotic ideas.

132andBush
132andBush
March 11, 2023 9:11 am

The Republicans are dead unless they can stop the Dems stealing every election.
The way things are going right now 2024 being stolen is a certainty.

Bruce,
You’re insinuating it has nothing to do with anything the Republicans do, people they select etc.
“It’s all out of their control”

No!

Dot
Dot
March 11, 2023 9:12 am

“Shut down the internet”

Explain how. They rely on it as much as everyone else.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 11, 2023 9:12 am

Senator Gallagher also claims that the system will be trusted and secure.

I would regard anything stored on a computer system as compromised.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 11, 2023 9:14 am

Dot, it already happens. See censorship. Doesn’t have to be total, just selective. Government will keep its URL’s working.

JC
JC
March 11, 2023 9:15 am

Eyrie says:
March 11, 2023 at 9:11 am
Serious question: How will BTC go when governments shut down the internet?

How will your credit card, teller machine would work, you zonkhead.

Crossie
Crossie
March 11, 2023 9:15 am

Digital ID is a path to serfdom for the vast majority of society. Sure, technology can be beneficial to us in various ways. But a complete reliance on technology leads to an inferior, vulnerable, and easily controlled human race. Digital ID may be convenient, but when those creating the system and writing its rules are the very same individuals easily corrupted by power, it transforms into an incredibly dangerous technology that can easily be weaponised against civil society.

Anyone who thinks we will be able to vote our way out of a situation like this are fooling themselves. Once a system like that is in place it’s forever.

Crossie
Crossie
March 11, 2023 9:19 am

I discovered years later that the teacher had indeed been giving one of the pupils additional tuition. Nothing came of it of course. It was the Seventies.

When I was in fourth form one of the girls was going out with our very young maths teacher. Since we all knew it I thought it was permitted, I assumed because she was sixteen.

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 11, 2023 9:19 am

How come these femocrats always sport butch haircuts and big dangly ear rings?

rosie
rosie
March 11, 2023 9:23 am

I’m tucked up with my ikea crockery in an otherwise typical 19th century Lisbon apartment near the famous tram lines.
All is well except the odd buzzing from the power points in the bedroom but I’ve unplugged everything.
The place in Faro not only had ikea everything in the cupboards but also an ikea fridge, induction stove and oven.
I battled through the drawfull of instruction manuals in 97 languages to work out how to turn on the stove, each phamplet just had a stupid name like güttensrüfferrœppïnmismõpp? on the front so had to flick through all of them to find the right one, to find you have to turn off the child proof lock every time, unlike every other brand I’ve come across but the child proof lock on the oven defrayed me, I couldn’t find how to undo it in the manual and gave up.
That ikea video was very funny, there were a couple of Swedish students in the supermarket earnestly duscussing which tortellini to buy, I think, when I was in Naples, it’s always the Muppet’s Swedish chef all over again for me when I hear Swedes speaking.

rosie
rosie
March 11, 2023 9:26 am

I knew a couple of couples who married after they met as teacher, secondary school student.
One there was a ten year age difference.
It was different in the late seventies early eighties.

calli
calli
March 11, 2023 9:28 am

Milton, it’s a subliminal clothing/grooming signal.

During the height of the pandemic, did you notice how few female “experts” bothered to brush their hair and put on lippie for the cameras? They also sported enormous gravitas goggles. Urgency and weight.

The butch/metal nexus is a signal for masculine mental attributes with a sprinkling of female “wisdom”.

The idea is to filter their words through how they look. Perfect for TV, not so good for radio.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
March 11, 2023 9:30 am

Clearly they heard Jethro Gibbs was on the way!

The Gulf Cartel has handed over a gang of thugs that it claims was responsible for the recent kidnapping and killing of American citizens in Mexico.

The surprise move came after American politicians called for the U.S. Marines to go into Mexico and drop the hammer on the cartel.

According to a letter that was reportedly written by cartel bosses, the five men handed over were responsible for abducting four Americans and killing two of them.

In the letter, the cartel apologized for the two American citizens who were killed during the armed kidnapping in Mexico.

The cartel condemned the violence in a letter and said they turned over members who were involved.

Pogria
Pogria
March 11, 2023 9:30 am

Mother Lodesays:
March 11, 2023 at 8:14 am
Simpson? Family Guy?

How about some Cyanide and Happiness?

Or another one.

Mother Lode, I love Cyanide and Happiness. I also have a couple of their books. If you enjoy brutal animation, have you ever watched Happy Tree Friends?
Don’t let the name put you off. The clip I linked to is one of the milder ones. If you like it, look for the ep where one of the twee characters commits suicide with a potato peeler. 😀

Indolent
Indolent
March 11, 2023 9:31 am

I think this is indisputable. Covid was around for months, before the scare campaign was “deployed” yet hospitals still require masking for staff (outright abuse) and visitors and at least some nursing homes in addition require a covid test for each and every visit and probably require daily tests for staff. Lunacy.

Michael P Senger
@MichaelPSenger

I have no doubt that COVID is biologically different from past seasonal flus. But I also have no doubt that if it weren’t for the lockdowns, mass testing and propaganda, we simply would have considered it another bad seasonal flu and no one would’ve known the difference.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 11, 2023 9:32 am

Serious question: How will BTC go when governments shut down the internet?

To affect BTC, every computer on the network would have to be shut down *forever* and, given the reliance of every aspect of life on internet communication nowadays (transport, logistics, electric grids, IT networks etc), if they ‘shut down the internet’ forever, your BTC is the least of your worries.

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 11, 2023 9:33 am

The butch/metal nexus
good description

Tom
Tom
March 11, 2023 9:34 am

Spooner has Chris Bowen nailed.

For cartoonists, low-IQ buffoons like Bowen are a gift that keeps giving — unless you’re in the 99% of journalists not allowed to criticise him because that would break the left’s strictly enforced tribal rules for dumb people.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 11, 2023 9:35 am

How will your credit card, teller machine would work

Apart from the ungrammatical construction of the sentence, see previous post. After the last 3 years of lockdowns, restrictions and various mandates, do you seriously think governments won’t do anything they damn well want to?

Crossie
Crossie
March 11, 2023 9:37 am

Indolent says:
March 11, 2023 at 9:06 am
The History of the Internet: Surveillance and censorship were the aims from the outset

No, it wasn’t. The internet was invented to facilitate cooperation and information sharing in scientific research and innovation. The second development was letting the rest of the population enjoy the internet’s benefits. Then the powers that be thought it might be a good idea to use it against the people.

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 11, 2023 9:38 am

The Poms should’ve billed the Frogs for sorting out their Kraut infestation.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 11, 2023 9:38 am

Duk, what is to stop governments requiring you to reveal your BTC holdings to them and then valuing them at some low value and giving you fiat dollars in exchange. Been done with gold.

Tony Taylor
Tony Taylor
March 11, 2023 9:38 am

My comment in the Heat of the Night post wouldn’t publish.

calli
calli
March 11, 2023 9:40 am

The “Information Super Highway” sounded very sexy and modern and useful.

When you realise that highways go in both directions and take some unexpected detours…not so great.

Crossie
Crossie
March 11, 2023 9:41 am

calli says:
March 11, 2023 at 8:59 am
and rationalised every bit of it.
The other side of the equation is the dubious benefit of no strings sex. Many…many men will see this as a plus in the gadarene rush to the brink. Women have always traded availability for power of one sort or another.

It worked out that most girls slept with alpha males and most other guys were left out in the cold. When you don’t have any rules you end up with the law of the jungle.

calli
calli
March 11, 2023 9:42 am

Tony, did it have a link in it? WordPress can be a bit odd in that way. Dover will release it as soon as he knows.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 11, 2023 9:44 am

After the last 3 years of lockdowns, restrictions and various mandates, do you seriously think governments won’t do anything they damn well want to?

Compliance of the citizens is always required to ‘enforce’ laws – there are simply too few of them and too many of us, and in addition, there are always some corrupt members of ‘them’. This is why they can’t keep drugs out of prisons and they couldn’t stop me breaching the ‘Health Orders’ dozens of times during lockdowns etc.

I know that digital IDs are intended to give government central control and visibility of *everything* citizens do digitally, but it wont work for BTC because BTC is an autonomous distributed network. Government can pass all the laws they like, but BTC doesn’t care, it just keeps running according to the source code and will go on doing so until every single one of the many thousands of computers running said code are shut down forever. Given they are distributed around the planet, on every continent, this can never happen.

I find that BTC sceptics *always* lack knowledge about how it works – anyone who has studied it (and I have been in the space for about 8 years, multiple hours a day) just gets more confidence in it, not less.

Crossie
Crossie
March 11, 2023 9:44 am

Eyrie says:
March 11, 2023 at 9:12 am
Senator Gallagher also claims that the system will be trusted and secure.

I would regard anything stored on a computer system as compromised.

I’m always aware of that possibility so that every time I do internet banking or paying bills online I wonder who is observing my actions. Is it Apple or Microsoft, depending on whether I’m using my iPad or the laptop? Or even some other entity?

calli
calli
March 11, 2023 9:45 am

Crossie, it’s the “other guys” who will forfeit all sorts of stuff for the crumbs off the table. Like many have mentioned here about economies, the erosion happens slowly and then all at once.

As I mentioned, other cultures have chiefs and multiple wives and all the others have to make do.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 11, 2023 9:47 am

We Cats pretty much know the Twitter Files story, nevertheless this article is interesting:

Dems Blast “Threat” Of “So-Called Journalists” As Taibbi, Shellenberger Expose “State-Sponsored Thought-Policing” (10 Mar)

RTWT. Basically social media has been an arm of the American Stazi, with enormous amounts of money and effort being put into repressing anyone with views critical of anything the Left wants to do or say. It makes the Soviets look like pikers.

Add that all these people are suppressing anything about election malfeasance and you can see why 2024 is a completely stacked cold-deck.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 11, 2023 9:53 am

NationalDefamation

Lehrmann ordered to hand over documents recording ‘version of events’
Michaela Whitbourn
By Michaela Whitbourn
March 10, 2023 — 3.55pm

Bruce Lehrmann has been ordered to hand over to News Corp, Network Ten and journalist Lisa Wilkinson documents recording any version of events he has given to any person about the night he allegedly raped Brittany Higgins, as the media parties seek to fight his defamation suits.

Lehrmann, a former federal Liberal staffer, has denied raping his then colleague Higgins at Parliament House in the early hours of March 23, 2019.

He filed Federal Court defamation proceedings against Ten and News Corp last month over interviews with Higgins on news.com.au and The Project published on February 15, 2021.

He names Wilkinson, a Ten employee who left The Project last year, and news.com.au political editor Samantha Maiden as respondents to the lawsuits against their respective employers.

In orders made by the Federal Court on Wednesday, released publicly on Friday, Justice Michael Lee ordered Lehrmann to produce to the respondents “all documents containing or recording any version given by Mr Lehrmann to any person … of events at Parliament House on 23 March 2019”.

The order carves out documents recording any information Lehrmann gave to the Australian Federal Police and his lawyers, and any documents covered by a claim for legal professional privilege.

The order specifies a deadline of 9.30am on Monday.

Lehrmann alleges the Ten broadcast and news.com.au articles convey a series of defamatory meanings, including that he “raped Brittany Higgins in [then-]defence [industry] minister Linda Reynolds’ office in 2019”.

Wilkinson has opted to brief her own legal team, headed by Sydney defamation barrister Sue Chrysanthou, SC, while Ten is represented by Melbourne barrister Matt Collins, KC. News Corp and Maiden are represented by Melbourne barrister Renee Enbom, KC.

All three legal teams have argued Lehrmann should not be granted an extension of a one-year limitation period to bring his claims. The publications at the centre of his lawsuit are two years old.

Should the extension of time be granted, Ten, Wilkinson and News Corp have indicated they will seek to rely in part on a defence of truth.

To the extent any documents exist recording any version of events given by Lehrmann about the night and early morning in question, the media respondents may seek to use that material during their cross-examination of Lehrmann.

Should the case proceed to trial and the truth defence be considered, Ten, Wilkinson and News Corp will need to prove on the balance of probabilities – meaning it is more likely than not – that Lehrmann raped Higgins.

While this is less onerous than the criminal standard of proof beyond reasonable doubt, the so-called Briginshaw principle applies in civil cases involving serious allegations and requires courts to proceed cautiously in making grave findings. Higgins is expected to be subpoenaed to give evidence at any trial.

Lehrmann’s trial on one charge of sexual intercourse without consent was aborted in October last year due to juror misconduct. The charge was later dropped altogether amid concerns about Higgins’ mental health. Lehrmann has always maintained his innocence.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
March 11, 2023 9:53 am

Calling Matt Taibbi a so called journalist is like calling Tom Brady a so called Quarterback.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 11, 2023 9:54 am

Might be something worth a look later today at 3pm.
But in looking at the races, this item arose. . Is there anything the Left won’t touch with the fecal encrusted fingers? Something that gives pleasure and good times to the everyday man?

areff
areff
March 11, 2023 9:56 am

did you notice how few female “experts” bothered to brush their hair

There’s a reason for that, Calli, especially in the case of the celebrity epidemiologist with the Bride of Frankenstein hair and advice to seal the cracks around your door to stop the COVID getting in.

Were this ninny to brush her hair with even minimal vigour it might easily see a tiny brain ricocheting about the inside of her skull, with consequent and additional cognitive damage the result.

P
P
March 11, 2023 9:57 am

Topol, Star of ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ Dies at 87
‘Without our traditions,’ Topol’s character Tevye reminds us, ‘our lives would be as shaky as … a fiddler on the roof!’
Picture: Topol (c) performs during the dress rehearsal of “Fiddler on the Roof” at The Capital Theatre on Sept. 20, 2005, in Sydney.

To Life … Eternal!

In its day, Fiddler created for Americans and other Westerners an image of a lost world. The world of the Jewish shtetls of Central and Eastern Europe ended in the Holocaust. And the palatable milkman of 1964 was not the Jewish immigrant Americans (or even American Jews) wanted to welcome at the turn of the 20th century — they wanted assimilated Rosenkrantzes from Germany, not Orthodox Tevyes from Russia. Still, Fiddler opened something of a window to that lost world, including the faith that animated those unassimilated elder brothers.

Tevye asked God why he couldn’t be “a rich man.” Let us pray that the Lord reveals to Topol the rich life he brought others and conducts him to life … eternal.

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 11, 2023 9:57 am

Oopsie.
Somebody’s getting a visit from VicStasi.

Pogria
Pogria
March 11, 2023 9:58 am

The Stupid, it hurts sooooo much!

Don’t use the phrases ‘pig out’, ‘eating like a horse’ or ‘wolfing down your dinner’ because it makes obese people feel like ANIMALS, woke dietitians say

I didn’t bother linking, we only have a certain amount of time allotted to us in this lifetime.

Dot
Dot
March 11, 2023 10:00 am

The best way to protect BTC …AND to prevent the digital ID stuff is for as many people as possible to adopt BTC and use it.

Dot
Dot
March 11, 2023 10:04 am

While this is less onerous than the criminal standard of proof beyond reasonable doubt, the so-called Briginshaw principle applies in civil cases involving serious allegations and requires courts to proceed cautiously in making grave findings. Higgins is expected to be subpoenaed to give evidence at any trial.

Good luck with proving a balance of probabilities when she’s challenged on perjury.

Brittany meet CH 10.

Brittany, meet our mutual friend, the wheels of the bus.

Dot
Dot
March 11, 2023 10:06 am

Eyrie says:
March 11, 2023 at 9:38 am

Duk, what is to stop governments requiring you to reveal your BTC holdings to them and then valuing them at some low value and giving you fiat dollars in exchange. Been done with gold.

That is unconstitutional here. “Reveal your holdings” okay, how are they going to know who isn’t telling? If they already know…?

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 11, 2023 10:12 am

Hanoi Jane seems to be getting worse.

Crossie
Crossie
March 11, 2023 10:14 am

Bourne1879 says:
March 11, 2023 at 9:53 am
Calling Matt Taibbi a so called journalist is like calling Tom Brady a so called Quarterback.

He could have replied that he was being maligned by a so-called congressperson but obviously he is much more polite than his questioner. Isn’t it amazing how the lawmakers display their contempt for truth and the people’s right to know?

Dot
Dot
March 11, 2023 10:14 am

Jane Fonda just went on the View and said Pro-Life politicians need to be “murdered” because of their views on abortion.

11x + 11y on the crazy-hot matrix, but also senile.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 11, 2023 10:15 am

advice to seal the cracks around your door to stop the COVID getting in

Indeed.

I still don’t know the fate of those foolhardy souls who went around touching footballs.

Roger
Roger
March 11, 2023 10:16 am

Jane Fonda just went on the View and said Pro-Life politicians need to be “murdered” because of their views on abortion.

Sounds like domestic terrorism…the FBI will be right on to her.

will
will
March 11, 2023 10:18 am

Imagine going to the shops one day to purchase a loaf of bread. You go to the self-checkout, because this is the only way you can check out now, and scan your loaf. Then you scan your digital wallet to purchase the bread but the screen shows up an error message telling you that you cannot purchase the bread because last Tuesday you tweeted something mean about the World Economic Forum or criticised the latest vaccine. It

doesn’t matter that what you said was true; it only matters that the government didn’t like it, so you are no longer allowed to purchase bread.

so you just keep walking out of Safeway with your “purchase”. Or go to the hot bread shop and pay cash. In fact cash will be king, as it is amongst the ethnic group I associate with. Gold too.
Remember peoples guns, gold, and generators will be your best friend.

bons
bons
March 11, 2023 10:19 am

Back to language teachers. I did not benefit from a chic little chou. My post uni French teacher was a 67 yo originally from Savoie who came out as a ten quid migrant and made her own way.
She had a husband somewhere. Probably seeking sanctuary.
She had two passions; Gods’s religion, and the French language religion.
She lived with her Mum who she had located at Daly River Mission and dragged to Melbourne for a diet of mass and no booze. The entertaining old dear was unimpressed.
An ogreish character with a big heart who succeeded in passing on her knowledge, but there were probably easier ways to learn.

Zipster
March 11, 2023 10:19 am
will
will
March 11, 2023 10:20 am

Dotsays:
March 11, 2023 at 9:12 am
“Shut down the internet”

Explain how. They rely on it as much as everyone else.

I believe the CCP are rather good at it.

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calli
calli
March 11, 2023 10:20 am

advice to seal the cracks around your door to stop the COVID getting in

When too much Hollywood is never enough.

They even tried to become Hollywood carnie folk, with mixed success. Like Jane, even when they get old enough to know better, carnies gotta carnie.

Frank
Frank
March 11, 2023 10:20 am

“Don’t use the phrases ‘pig out’, ‘eating like a horse’ or ‘wolfing down your dinner’ because it makes obese people feel like ANIMALS, woke dietitians say”

Sort of the whole point isn’t it?

JC
JC
March 11, 2023 10:20 am

Dot

Listen to Charlie Munger. BTC is crap. There I said it!

Zipster
March 11, 2023 10:22 am
will
will
March 11, 2023 10:23 am

The cartel condemned the violence in a letter and said they turned over members who were involved.

The Cartel would have turned over some poor saps they picked up off the street, not their own members

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 11, 2023 10:24 am

I tend to favour cash these days. Still not convinced about BTC but my mind is open.

Delta A
Delta A
March 11, 2023 10:25 am

Indolentsays:
March 11, 2023 at 8:42 am
Dr Naomi Wolf

Dear Conservatives, I Apologize

Wow!

Thanks, Indolent.

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 11, 2023 10:26 am

Sounds like domestic terrorism…the FBI will be right on to her.

Capitol Police and the SS too.
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Only kidding.

will
will
March 11, 2023 10:30 am

Compliance of the citizens is always required to ‘enforce’ laws – there are simply too few of them and too many of us, and in addition, there are always some corrupt members of ‘them’.

which is perhaps why governments in the EU, USA, Canada and Aust are adopting fascism; coercing large corporations to impelment0 tyrannical policies whilst at the same time introducing multiple onerous regulations that close down small business and restrict competition.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 11, 2023 10:30 am

Interestingly, 2 of the 3 ‘grassies’ we have had since christmas have originated in windfarms.

Duk – I wonder if static electricity might be behind that? I’ve had a hunt through search engines and there’s not much in detail than I can easily find, other than static build up being a problem. I would’ve thought that controls of some sort would be engineered into the blades, but the blades have to be light weight and extremely strong, so adding enough static removal stuff might be working against the mechanical needs. Which are pretty out there especially for the biggest and newest designs.

I don’t know much about static electricity, maybe Eyrie knows though?

cohenite
March 11, 2023 10:31 am

Dotsays:
March 11, 2023 at 10:14 am
Jane Fonda just went on the View and said Pro-Life politicians need to be “murdered” because of their views on abortion.

Fonda is a treasonous k.nt.

https://www.facebook.com/vickie.raymond2/posts/10154270030012137

Jane Fonda is being honored as one of the “100 Women of the Century.”
Barbara Walters writes:
Unfortunately, many have forgotten and still countless others have never known how Ms. Fonda betrayed not only the idea of our country, but specific men who served and sacrificed during the Vietnam War.
The first part of this is from an F-4E pilot. The pilot’s name is Jerry Driscoll, a River Rat. In 1968, the former Commandant of the USAF Survival School was a POW in Ho LoPrison, the “Hanoi Hilton.”
Dragged from a stinking cesspit of a cell, cleaned, fed, and dressed in clean PJ’s, he was ordered to describe for a visiting American “peace activist” the “lenient and humane treatment” he’d received.
He spat at Ms. Fonda, was clubbed, and was dragged away. During the subsequent beating, he fell forward onto the camp commandant ‘s feet, which sent that officer berserk.
In 1978, the Air Force Colonel still suffered from double vision (which permanently ended his flying career) from the Commandant’s frenzied application of a wooden baton.
From 1963-65, Col. Larry Carrigan was in the 47FW/DO (F-4E’s). He spent 6 years in the “Hanoi Hilton”. . . The first three of which his family only knew he was “missing in action.” His wife lived on faith that he was still alive. His group, too, got the cleaned-up, fed and clothed routine in preparation for a “peace delegation” visit.
They, however, had time and devised a plan to get word to the world that they were alive and still survived. Each man secreted a tiny piece of paper, with his Social Security Number on it, in the palm of his hand. When paraded before Ms. Fonda and a cameraman, she walked the line, shaking each man’s hand and asking little encouraging snippets like: “Aren’t you sorry you bombed babies?” and “Are you grateful for the humane treatment from your benevolent captors?” Believing this HAD to be an act, they each palmed her their sliver of paper.
She took them all without missing a beat. . . At the end of the line and once the camera stopped rolling, to the shocked disbelief of the POWs, she turned to the officer in charge and handed him all the little pieces of paper…
Three men died from the subsequent beatings. Colonel Carrigan was almost number four but he survived, which is the only reason we know of her actions that day.

Robert Sewell
March 11, 2023 10:31 am

Alamak!:

Time to move bring back Boys schools for anyone who requests it to save the schooling of Boys from current disaster …

Boambee John:

With a significant majority of male teachers.

…And no poofters!

Pogria
Pogria
March 11, 2023 10:32 am

Remember peoples guns, gold, and generators will be your best friend.

Will, you gave me a nice segue into showing you all that I had this baby installed on Thursday. Just have to get the local sparky to connect it to the switch box and I’m set. It runs on LPG, but can be changed over to natural gas without special tooling. Supposed to switch on in less than a second. Added bonus, made in Wisconsin, NOT China. Yay!

calli
calli
March 11, 2023 10:34 am

I thought the stupid turbines leaked oil and other flammable substances. Great things to have in a dry pasture or grain field.

Which, as a farmer, you aren’t supposed to slash during high fire danger periods for fear of a spark.

Don’t bother to accidentally set fire to your fields. Let the government do it for you.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 11, 2023 10:34 am

Fascinating Article – look at the Graphs re prevalence per age group

Why the Mental Health of Liberal Girls Sank First and Fastest

Evidence for Lukianoff’s reverse CBT hypothesis

How a Phone-Based Childhood Breeds Passivity

There are at least two ways to explain why liberal girls became depressed faster than other groups at the exact time (around 2012) when teens traded in their flip phones for smartphones and the girls joined Instagram en masse. The first and simplest explanation is that liberal girls simply used social media more than any other group.

Roger
Roger
March 11, 2023 10:35 am

Simon Ateba, the Cameroonian reporter who asked tough questions of Psaki & Jean-Pierre, has had his renewal of membership in the White House Correspondents Association declined. Having been effectively blacklisted by Jean-Pierre, who refused to take his questions, he would make the occasional interjection, which his fellow correspondents apparently found objectionable. Not his blacklisting, mind you.

Dot
Dot
March 11, 2023 10:36 am

BTC CAGR 2011 – 2023: – – > 136.34 %

(Links below, bang that bell and smash that subscribe button, details are in my books on my AMZN affiliates…)

136.34% CAGR, how is it crap!?

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 11, 2023 10:37 am

…And no poofters!

I thought male nurses were all poofters

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 11, 2023 10:39 am

Cohenite- thanks for posting that info re Fonda. I was only vaguely aware of what the bitch got up to in Hanoi.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 11, 2023 10:42 am

Don’t use the phrases ‘pig out’, ‘eating like a horse’ or ‘wolfing down your dinner’ because it makes obese people feel like ANIMALS, woke dietitians say

Can we say ‘inhaled that chocky pav in the manner of a gargantuan hideous wildebeest?’

‘Bertram consumed the after dinner mint as a baby hippopotamus would eat a bag of fairy floss.’

Crossie
Crossie
March 11, 2023 10:42 am

Jane Fonda just went on the View and said Pro-Life politicians need to be “murdered” because of their views on abortion.
11x + 11y on the crazy-hot matrix, but also senile.

She is consistent, she wants everybody dead except her.

Dot
Dot
March 11, 2023 10:42 am

Quite a reasonable video about the role of women in ancient times. Almost 40 minutes long. A lot of references back to source material such as archeological remains, literature and ancient commentators.

Discusses the very well accepted Kurgan hypothesis and the poorly supported neolithic matriarchy theory.

(Gene research shows pre PIE neolithic Europe may have had a bit of incest and polygamy – doesn’t sound like a feminist paradise, does it?)

LARPing Orthobros aren’t telling the truth.
Blue haired feminists aren’t telling the truth.

The TRUTH About Ancient European WOMEN

Fortress of Lugh, 5 hours ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TyK1XN5aOM

Women weren’t oppressed by da Patriarchy by the celts, Romans or Greeks nor were they Slaying GirlBoss Kweens. Men and women both had responsibilities because life was tough back then!

Roger
Roger
March 11, 2023 10:42 am

advice to seal the cracks around your door to stop the COVID getting in

I remember that one, and also the ABC’s favourite “expert” on vaccine efficacy…her PhD was on hand washing in the 3rd world hospital setting.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 11, 2023 10:46 am

The US’s March of Folly in Ukraine

One tries to read widely on the state of the Ukraine war, though it’s extremely difficult to cut through the fog of propaganda and obvious lies. But slowly, the picture of a determined, slow-moving, grinding, painful Russian victory emerges. Ukrainian casualties are almost certainly at unbearable, unsustainable levels. Closest guesses are in the range of 250,000 KIA, orders of magnitude greater than Russia’s, which draws from a vastly larger population. Ukraine is losing a generation of its male youth, all to prop up a declining US planetary hegemony.

The motive for Russia’s sending 190,000 troops into Ukraine on February 24, 2022 was its perception of threat (see above), and an eight year war by the corrupt Kiev regime against its Donbas population. The claim that Russia’s move into Ukraine was the first step in its supposed lusted-for conquest of Europe is a ludicrous, transparent lie. Those who utter it don’t believe it for a minute, and not one knowledgeable student of international relations believed that Russia posed an aggressive threat to Europe at any time since the collapse of the Soviet Union in December of 1991. The claim that in Ukraine Russia is motivated by world conquest would be laughable, if that piece of propaganda had not been so ubiquitously parroted by the Western media and therefore swallowed whole by an inattentive, barely conscious public.

The media’s lies about the alleged motivation for the conflict, and its understandable total silence about the pertinent history that would expose those lies, is echoed in its reporting on the progress and state of the war itself.

To judge from mainstream accounts, Russia is always losing, being bled to death, its defeats huge, its victories negligible, its military hardware and ammunition nearly exhausted, suffering massively greater casualties than its enemies, and has been greatly weakened as a military power regardless of the war’s outcome. One day Bakhmut is militarily “irrelevant,” the next day we are told it’s being held to the last man because its fall would open a route to further Russian conquests toward the west. Vladimir Putin is dying of — take your pick — cancer, Parkinson’s, dementia. Vladimir Putin is unpopular, about to be killed or deposed, surrounded by foes, etc., etc.

All of this is desperate propaganda by Western elites and their media mouthpieces, who are slowly beginning to realize the magnitude of the catastrophe the Ukraine war they provoked is becoming.

And while the war goes on, beads of sweat are beginning to appear on foreheads of important Western leaders, as the real possibility emerges that the US government blew up the Nordstream pipelines — which would be one of the most enormous acts of terrorism in history. And — don’t forget — that was an act of terrorism directed not merely against Russia, but against America’s close ally Germany, for whom those pipelines were the key to its industrial competitiveness and its population’s well-being.

What would be the consequence, for NATO, for US — European relations, for the governments of Europe, for the image of America in the world, if that astounding act originated in the Biden White House?

The West needs to change course in Ukraine, and fast. If it continues to prolong a war that cannot be won, to double down on past blunders, to deliberately engender in Russia a sense of isolation and threat, it will find itself soon at the point where that war can only be continued by direct insertion of NATO troops to replace the tragically depleted and destroyed Ukrainians.

That way — the insertion of NATO troops — lies the serious possibility of civilizational annihilation. Because, whatever happens on the conventional battlefield, the Russians will not tolerate the conversion of Ukraine into a vast military base of the United States on its front porch.

Robert Sewell
March 11, 2023 10:48 am

Flying duk:

Sadly, Tucker didn’t help his cause by going along with the steal on the night. I’ve lost trust in him due to that – either he couldn’t see the steal, which was obvious, or he could, and kept schtum.

People change as they get more information. And if there’s one thing that is flooding out of the US at the moment, it’s information. (and the knowledge of just how close we are to disaster)
You do yourself a great disservice by not acknowledging the change in Tuckers position and treating your friends to a stricter standard than you do your enemies is no way to keep people onside and on message.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 11, 2023 10:49 am

Duk, what is to stop governments requiring you to reveal your BTC holdings to them and then valuing them at some low value and giving you fiat dollars in exchange. Been done with gold.

1) As noted before, governments can pass whatever laws they like, but they can’t *enforce them* against BTC. They can use all their usual array of co-ercion, but unlike other forms of money, they *cannot* confiscate your BTC wealth if you say no. The *only* way to make a BTC transaction is to possess the ‘private key’ (think password) that proves to the network that you own it. Absent that, the govt and their stadium can threaten all they like but my BTC remains mine. I regard it as my children’s anyway, and am prepared to spend the rest of my life in jail (again) to ensure that.

2) There are ways to acquire BTC which are completely opaque to govt, and specialised ‘privacy coins’ as well.

Pogria
Pogria
March 11, 2023 10:53 am

Robert Blake, star of Baretta, Lost Highway and In Cold Blood, has passed away.
Robert Blake was also famous for having been accused of the murder of his wife Bonnie Lee Blakely twenty years ago. The rest of the story is in the link.

Wolfman, another dead actor retrospective?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 11, 2023 10:54 am

Parallel with the Twitter Files is the text message dump from the UK Government. I can’t remember how they came to be publicized but they’re nearly as explosive. Plus the two sets of files complement each other neatly.

COVID Conspiracy Theories Become Conspiracy Facts (10 Mar)

…the explosive lockdown files in the UK have blown apart the official narrative. We the sceptics were right in our dark suspicions of the motives, scientific basis, and evidence behind government decisions, but even we did not fully grasp just how venal, evil, and utterly contemptuous of their citizens some of the bastards in charge of our health, lives, livelihoods, and children’s future were. “Hell is empty, And all the devils are here” (Shakespeare, The Tempest) indeed. They will have to build a new circle of hell to accommodate all the perpetrators of evil let loose upon the world since 2020.

A mistake is when you spill coffee or take the wrong exit ramp off the highway. Lockdown was a policy pushed hard by politicians and health chiefs even against scientific dissent and substantial public opposition, using tools from every tyrants’ playbook of disinformation and lies whilst attacking and censoring truth. The depth of public opposition went unrecognized because the fear-peddling media colluded in not reporting on protests.

Genuine mistakes were few and are forgivable. Most were deliberate distortions of reality, outright falsehoods, and a systematic campaign to terrorize people into compliance with arbitrary diktats interspersed with efforts to vilify, silence, and cancel all critics by using the full powers of the state to co-opt, bribe, and bully. All in pursuit of the most maddening public policy insanity of modern times because it ignored existing canons of pandemic planning in blind panic just when calm was most needed. To call lockdown a mistake is to trivialize the shock to society.”

Again RTWT. It’s a long article but is so interlinked with the stuff we saw from Taibbi and Shellenberger. Here’s the final sentence:

If we fail to heed the lessons of the last three years, we will indeed be condemned to repeat them, not just for new pandemics of infectious diseases but also for other crises like the “climate emergency.”

Yep. I’ve included the link he has for that “emergency”, which is even stupider and even bigger than the Covid scam.

duncanm
duncanm
March 11, 2023 10:56 am

One scheme floated is for taxpayers to pay the difference if the wholesale price of energy drops below a set sum, meaning offshore wind operators won’t lose money if the price of energy is skyrocketing.

err – don’t they mean “price of energy is bottoming out” ?

So the scheme is fix the cost floor, and remove the main argument for renewballs (“It’s so cheeep, energy costs will plummet!”)

Clown world.

duncanm
duncanm
March 11, 2023 11:00 am

Energy Minister Matt Kean called for Ms Conway to “come clean about what she stands for,” accusing her of not practising what she preaches, adding: “Despite claiming to be a local voice on climate action that the people of North Shore can trust, Helen Conway has made a career from fossil fuels.”

more clown world – a ‘conservative’ politician criticising an independent for not being green enough.

FMD.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 11, 2023 11:00 am

On digital ID.

Treat it like a smart meter – it will be used to authorise, control and price significant parts of our lives. That’s not a dark supposition – that’s actually its central purpose.

Ploppy weasel words about HappyID means not having to carry/provide information are side effects feeding back from the main purpose – and about the only benefit that can be said out loud.

A few things jump out:

There will be no ‘opting out’: even a small opt out population would degrade the functioning of entire system – the cost and inconvenience of which will be initially passed on to the optees (plus some sort of disincentive).

In short order, the whole thing will be made mandatory on some sort of national benefit grounds – this happens automatically in the Administrative State, and we are already seeing it.

Stocking up on BTC, gold, baked beans, and ammunition won’t help long term. Unless you have plans to hide out wild as a fugitive, even the most ‘off grid’ existence will inevitably be caught in third party strands of the ID net: rates, land tax assessments, fuel purchases, kids’ education, medical treatment, licences and passports, etc. With follow up following up to audit how you are otherwise surviving outside the fold – and at what ‘cost’ to government.

As Crossie points out at 9:15, once this thing is ‘socialised’, legislated, and rolled out, it’s not going away on its own.

Robert Sewell
March 11, 2023 11:02 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1S-7ySUJ2Q4
China is in a position to shut down the entire US transport network. This didn’t happen by accident, and it didn’t happen without assistance from the Uniparty.
I’d suggest watching Zipsters link here.

Anchor What
Anchor What
March 11, 2023 11:03 am

Greens double down on forcing the nation into receivership.

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