Open Thread – Weekend 18 March 2023


Landscape with a Hunter – Valaam Island, Ivan Shishkin, 1867


1,548 responses to “Open Thread – Weekend 18 March 2023”

  1. dover0beach Avatar

    The transgender nonsense should be opposed simply on the basis of its absurdity. Men are not women and vice versa. End of story. No negotiating a public-private accommodation either.

  2. jupes Avatar
    jupes

    Here is the latest Cassie:

    Good on Kellie-Jay for battling through what has become, and the press is keen to portray as, a clown show. They’ll make a great deal of the idiot Nazis and try to link her to them.

    As crowds began to disperse, a small group of anti-vax protesters remained on the steps of Parliament House, spreading inaudible chants.

    Sad that these champion defenders of liberty and the truth, are being portrayed as a bunch of cranks.

  3. Miltonf Avatar
    Miltonf

    Special Ed was a reject algorithm and they sent him here.

    I’ve thought the same. Montypox too- you know what their opinion will be on any contentious issue.

  4. Miltonf Avatar
    Miltonf

    The transgender nonsense should be opposed simply on the basis of its absurdity.

    It’s a stalinist thing though- make people say they believe something absurd. Control and humiliation. eg O’Brien and Winston.

  5. Miltonf Avatar
    Miltonf

    They’ll make a great deal of the idiot Nazis and try to link her to them.

    very convenient for the establishment- almost too convenient.

  6. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Not huge crowds at these protests over changes to pension age.
    looks like I should have gone to Place de la Concorde

  7. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Soon as they find the receipt for the Grigbot, he’s going back.

  8. calli Avatar
    calli

    You’re being divisive, calli.

    Yes. I think I broke Ed’s brain.

  9. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    The Bangla’s working here think this is pretty funny:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHQRZXM-4xI

  10. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Sydney Cats – next Saturday night at the Cottage for an election night gathering*. It will be on.

    We can all reminisce about the many wonderful conservative policies implemented by Fatty ‘O’ Barrel, Greyhounds Baird, Beryl Gladyschlocklian and Dumb Parrothead.

    12 years of missed opportunities.

    Electoral oblivion awaits (again).

    *Contact Doves if you’re not on the mailing list.

  11. Miltonf Avatar
    Miltonf

    12 years of missed opportunities.

    yes and leaving the state in worse shape than they found it

  12. Makka Avatar
    Makka

    It’s a stalinist thing though- make people say they believe something absurd.

    More than that, which is awful. What about the medical profession that backs this mental illness by getting paid to mutilate perfectly healthy people? The whole transgender thing is a horror show , now being loaded onto mixed up kids by sick AF parents and a sicker society that allows it.

  13. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Transgender woman kept in Perth prison for men
    Rebecca Peppiatt
    Updated March 17, 2023 — 6.18amfirst published at 2.00am

    A transgender woman presented a conundrum to a Perth District Court Judge who did not know how to proceed with her sentencing amid confusion over whether she was legally a man or a woman.

    The judge, Nicholas Egan, adjourned the sentencing hearing until late April after asking state prosecutor Danya Borkwoski to come back to him with an explanation about why the prisoner was being held in an all-male facility, Hakea Prison, despite identifying as a woman.

    “As I understand the material that’s been provided to the court, the accused has a gender recognition certificate dated 23 December 2021 which, according to the Gender Reassignment Act, is conclusive proof that her sex is female,” he said.

    “I want to understand, if she’s not being treated as a female, then why that’s the case in circumstances where the Gender Reassignment Act says that the certificate is conclusive proof that she is female.”

    The woman’s defence lawyer, Lisa Riley, told the court her client, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had filed complaints with the Equal Opportunities Commission and the WA Ombudsman over her treatment at the prison.

    Riley said her client had been subjected to strip searches by male officers, which Egan said he wanted detailed in the report.

    “I need to know and understand the nature and extent of the onerous conditions that the accused as a female remandee has experienced in a male prison and particularly whether that extends to strip searching by male prison officers as is suggested in the submissions for the defence,” he said.

    “And I need to understand, for the purposes of sentencing, whether the accused, as a sentenced female prisoner, will be housed in a female prison or a male prison.”

    Egan added that he also wanted to know if there were “any legislative requirements, guidelines, policies or international agreements which require that female remandees and female prisoners are to be housed in a female prison as opposed to a male prison.”

    Two and a half years ago the Department of Justice changed their policy to allow trans and gender-diverse prisoners to be considered for a placement in a WA prison that is different to their legally documented gender.

    “Trans and gender diverse-people experience disproportionate discrimination in their lives,” a spokesperson for TransFolk of WA, a transgender support service, said.

    “This is reflected when individuals are incarcerated. Trans and gender-diverse prisoners also face numerous other challenges behind bars, including denials of medical care and lengthy stays in solitary confinement.”

    There are currently 11 transgender inmates in WA prisons.

  14. Miltonf Avatar
    Miltonf

    Agree Makka- it’s Mengele level stuff. A lot of kooks have been attracted to medicine. I know guys from my year at High School who did medicine weren’t particularly nice people.

  15. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    callisays:
    March 18, 2023 at 6:17 pm
    You’re being divisive, calli.

    Yes. I think I broke Ed’s brain.

    Special Ed has a brain? Who knew? Certainly not Ed.

  16. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    That’s going to work well, armed with a certificate stating he is female, a fully intact man can demand to be strip searched by women.

  17. Johnny Rotten Avatar

    Yes. I think I broke Ed’s brain.

    Head Case has a brain? Can this be verified or is that being too divisive?

  18. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    a fully intact man can demand to be strip searched by women.

    He will probably complain that they made disrespectful and uncouth remarks about the size of his willy.

  19. JMH Avatar
    JMH

    There was a Climateageddon-We Are All Gunna Fry warning for the Wimmera today. thanks to the Bureau of Misinformation. Total Fire Ban. Understood. Hellaciously strong winds. Nope, none of that. Small gusts in my region then generally dead quiet. Temperatures into the high 30’s. Nope, at best (BoM applying the Bunsen Burner treatment for best results) a mere 32.5 deg. I didn’t need to put the fan on, let alone air-con.
    BoM manipulates and we know they manipulate. There is no way of getting away from that.

  20. lotocoti Avatar
    lotocoti

    You can’t burn out Unobtainium barrels.

  21. Pogria Avatar
    Pogria

    RickW,
    that was hilarious, thanks.
    By the way, I always read your anecdotes about where you work. I also enjoy your lathe of the week links.

    Ed only comes here because he has no friends. He and munty are the classic example of the children whose parents strung a chop around their neck so the dog would play with them. It didn’t work.
    By the smell, the chop is still hanging there.

  22. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    I used to love Gil Scott-Heron’s songs for the music, as opposed to the lyrics, which I regarded as collectivist rubbish – much like li’l Johnny HoWARd liked Bobby Zimmerman’s tunes for the same reason.

    Now I love them for both the music and the lyrics.

    His hit list:
    The Revolution will not be televised
    Winter in America (not the hippee dirge)
    B Movie
    Re Ron
    Space Shuttle

    “We’ve been convinced that 26% of the registered voters … form a mandate, or a landslide.”

    “In the last 20 years, America has changed from a producer to a consumer and all consumers know that when the producer names the tune, the consumer has got to dance …”

    “Hollyweird”

    “Selling wars door to door”

    “The Henry Kissinger Peace Academy”

    “Space was the place”

    The Revolution will not be televised

    The last quote – good luck finding anyone under about 50 who recognises it and knows who coined it.

    “You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out … ”

    I tells ya.

    Cats, when you’re agreeing with black American collectivists from fifty years ago about their various causes, things have gone seriously bass ackwards.

  23. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Cats, when you’re agreeing with black American collectivists from fifty years ago about their various causes, things have gone seriously bass ackwards.

    Damn straight.

    The revolution will, however, be subsidised.

  24. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    You can’t burn out Unobtainium barrels.

    The closest that Uke got to killing anyone was when he loaded that PPK and accidentally pointed it at his mate before shoving it over the wall of the trench.

    PS: Russian sniper periscope sitting just above the box of grenades. Have one.

  25. JMH Avatar
    JMH

    re. mine at 6.50 pm:

    I wonder if BoM. with regard to their hysterical forecast, even factored in the potential for cloud cover.,which was prevalent today. FFS

  26. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    I wonder if BoM. with regard to their hysterical forecast, even factored in the potential for cloud cover.,which was prevalent today. FFS

    How many times can they cry wolf?

    Their credibility tank is empty.

  27. Miltonf Avatar
    Miltonf

    I used to want to work for the BOM- glad my application was rejected.

  28. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    There are currently 11 transgender inmates in WA prisons.

    Probably of more concern is the number that aren’t in prison.

  29. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Cats – recovering from a broken heart is never easy. So given it’s not a radio show night, you’ve been warned.

    I’ll be posting some tunes tonight about the concept of love and the complications it might cause … 😕

    You are not obligated to click the subsequent links.

  30. lotocoti Avatar
    lotocoti

    The closest that Uke got to killing anyone was when he loaded that PPK and accidentally pointed it at his mate before shoving it over the wall of the trench.

    When you’re the only bloke in the trench who knows how to load the damn thing,
    you get to decide what constitutes safe handling.
    I guess.

  31. JMH Avatar
    JMH

    rickwsays:
    March 18, 2023 at 7:12 pm
    I wonder if BoM. with regard to their hysterical forecast, even factored in the potential for cloud cover.,which was prevalent today. FFS

    How many times can they cry wolf?

    Their credibility tank is empty.

    As with the pernicious ABC- we have to pay for their miscalculations and their malicious global warming propaganda.

  32. Miltonf Avatar
    Miltonf

    More lust than love I suppose-

    The expense of spirit in a waste of shame
    Is lust in action; and till action, lust
    Is perjur’d, murderous, bloody, full of blame,
    Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust;
    Enjoy’d no sooner but despised straight;
    Past reason hunted; and no sooner had,
    Past reason hated, as a swallow’d bait,
    On purpose laid to make the taker mad:
    Mad in pursuit, and in possession so;
    Had, having, and in quest to have, extreme;
    A bliss in proof, and prov’d, a very woe;
    Before, a joy propos’d; behind, a dream.
    All this the world well knows; yet none knows well
    To shun the heaven that leads men to this hell.

  33. Eyrie Avatar
    Eyrie

    I used to want to work for the BOM- glad my application was rejected.

    I did for five years. You didn’t miss anything. A long time ago and a fading memory.

    Check with Windy.com if you want to do your own forecasts. BoM uses those models . You’ll see that 4 different ones are available. The BoM model is Access. ECMWF is the highest resolution global model. It is amusing to compare them as they can be fairly different. For about $20 US per annum you get a better update rate and time resolution on what you see on Windy.

  34. Roger Avatar
    Roger

    Check with Windy.com if you want to do your own forecasts. BoM uses those models .

    I often wish they’d take their eyes off the computer screen and look out the window.

  35. Tintarella di Luna Avatar
    Tintarella di Luna

    Watched a 2010 UK documentary on cousin marriage on Netflix.

    I was under the misapprehension that consangineous marrriages are illegal in Australia – they’re not. In the special school my son attended there was a family wherein every child was severely disabled there were at least four – it was a marriage between close relatives. Very sad

  36. JMH Avatar
    JMH

    Eyriesays:
    March 18, 2023 at 7:26 pm
    I look out the window or actually venture outside. I take note of what the ants and other insects are doing and then form a fairly reliable impression of what may occur.

  37. Diogenes Avatar
    Diogenes

    Despite the promise that the men of First Division would be granted asylum, Beneš instead repatriated the First Division, and the rest of the ROA men in Czechoslovakia who were captured by his government, to the Soviet Union.

    To be fair it wasn’t his decision. You can blame Roosevelt for that. Lookup Operation Keelhaul.

  38. Rockdoctor Avatar
    Rockdoctor

    Euro model is pretty good especially for cyclones. HWRF is just as good after it’s upgrade.

    Windy.com is also one of my go to sites though.

    Looks like the Coral Sea is about to spawn a rash of late season storms in the next 2 weeks, all headed south east to the graveyard east of NZ if they stand up though.

  39. Miltonf Avatar
    Miltonf

    Will do thanks Eyrie

  40. Miltonf Avatar
    Miltonf

    good site- looks like the cool change has arrived

  41. Perplexed of Brisbane Avatar
    Perplexed of Brisbane

    flyingduksays:
    March 18, 2023 at 2:23 pm
    A controlled burn is like a controlled fart. They can both turn to sh1t in a matter of seconds.

    Correct, in SA we sometimes called them ‘prescription burns’ and it was a good analogy … they were done to address an existing issue (high fuel loads), but sometimes the prescription caused adverse effects if its own.

    BTW, the current banking imbroglio has parallels to wildfire management – trying to centrally plan complex systems to prevent ‘fires’ seems to work at first, but the fires are necessary for a healthy ecosystem, and suppressing small ones just lets dry tinder build up for a later conflagration…. whether a fire, or a banking crisis.

    Correct. Hazard reduction burns are required to protect the ecosystem from massive fires caused by Green policies. The problem is many of those conducting them either under estimate conditions or over estimate their ability to keep them under control.

  42. JMH Avatar
    JMH

    Correct. Hazard reduction burns are required to protect the ecosystem from massive fires caused by Green policies. The problem is many of those conducting them either under estimate conditions or over estimate their ability to keep them under control.

    Yes. Those of us living in the bush and more than aware of the f/ups.

  43. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    So those elusive Grampian Nazis, on any other day more elusive than a Tasmanian Tiger, turned up in Melbourne today, at a rally to provide an opportunity to allow ordinary women to speak. When I use the word ‘ordinary women‘, I speak of lesbian women, of straight women, of young women, and of old women. I speak of real women, women who want a platform to speak as to why, not that this is rocket science, biological males should be kept out of of women’s spaces such as change rooms and bathrooms and why “transwomen” ARE NOT women and no amount of surgery or hormones will ever make them a woman. When I speak of ordinary women, I speak of women such as myself, women who were born with a vagina, women who have a real vagina, women who have real breasts, not some hole created by a Mengele like surgeon. But anyway I digress, we shouldn’t be surprised that those elusive Grampian Nazis turned up. I can’t say I’m surprised. Melbourne is our Portland, a hotbed of far-left extremism, so the organic reaction to far-left extremism IS “far-right extremism”. Melbourne is beginning to remind me of Berlin circa 1933. Maybe I’m engaging in hyperbole, possibly, but when politicians stoke and foment far-left extremism, there will be a far-right response.

    But, but, but, am I the only one who smells a rat, a big fat rat? Is it just me, or do others also think, how utterly convenient some Grampian Nazis turned up today to embarrass the “Let Women Speak” event? The garbage MSM have latched onto the appearance of those elusive Nazis. Having Nazis appear out of the woodwork at a rally for women just seems sooooo convenient and suits the narrative of painting Kellie-Jay and people like myself as “far-right”. I can’t help but think there is a level of deliberate spookery involved in this sudden appearance of the Grampian Nazis. Okay, I’ll say it, the Grampian Nazis are tools of ASIO, the left, the Victorian government, the federal government, and are being deliberately used to smear women such as myself as “far-right”, as “Nazis”, and designed to silence us.

    Hear this, I will not be silenced, and nor will Kellie-Jay, nor will J.K. Rowling, nor will Kathleen Stock, and nor will the millions of other women who will continue to stand up to this perversion.

  44. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    those elusive Grampian nayzees

    Walking out of the supermarket this morning noticed a sub headline (i.e. a quarter of the front page) on the Daiky Telepgraph:

    “GAYZIO vows to hunt down nayzees”

    Eddles would be very impressed with that sub-headline. Spooks and flamers abounding.

  45. calli Avatar
    calli

    Cassie, they’re fleas looking for a dog. Parasites looking for a host.

    There was promotion, media present, an audience. Unable to get one for themselves, too lazy or too stupid to bother promoting themselves, they found a cause to attach themselves to and suckle on the milk of publicity and attention.

    Pathetic drips of men.

  46. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    It’s come a long way from when Peter Wherrett could just slip on his bra and panties, jump in the EH and go for a drive.

  47. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Eddles would be very impressed with that sub-headline. Spooks and flamers abounding.

    Yep, it will really set him off.

  48. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    I was under the misapprehension that consangineous marrriages are illegal in Australia

    It is the Catholic church that forbids consanguineous marriage and has done so for many centuries.
    Funny how islam, which is always polishing it’s scientific credentials never made the link.
    Also interesting is many prefer to continue the practice and get rid of the poor unfortunates via the usual method.

  49. Eyrie Avatar
    Eyrie

    miltonf, my time with BoM wasn’t all bad. i contrived to spend nearly 3 years of it seconded to the RAAF at a RAAF base. Civilian with Officer status, doesn’t get any better than that.
    Rides in the back of the Macchi MB326H were cream.

  50. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    To everything

    Turn, Turn, Turn

  51. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    To everything

    Turn, Turn, Turn

  52. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “It is the Catholic church that forbids consanguineous marriage and has done so for many centuries.
    Funny how islam, which is always polishing it’s scientific credentials never made the link.”

    Correct, it’s interesting, Ashkenazi Judaism, whilst not outrightly forbidding cousin marriage, frowns upon it. Sephardi and Mizrachi Jews from the Middle East, allow it, and it has caused problems.

    I know a woman who married her cousin, and the children are fine because it was a one off. The problem in the Middle East, among Muslims, is that cousin marriage is occurring in almost every generation. Genetically, not only isn’t it healthy, it’s catastrophic.

  53. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    It’s about time Tintin got more of a mention on this august journal of record.

    Captain Haddock was and is truly inspirational as a frequent concussion survivor.

  54. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    I enjoyed the Indian take on Australians, clearly some excellent exposure to real Australians, I think a little bit was self depracating eg the depiction of lambingtons.
    Sadly an Australian series teasing Indians would just cause outrage.
    Incidentally a lot of the articles about consanguineous marriage on line are Indian, I don’t think they think highly of their Pakistani cousins.

  55. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    lotocotisays:
    March 18, 2023 at 6:53 pm
    You can’t burn out Unobtainium barrels.

    Distribute lots of weapons and ammunition to people with no training, this is what you get.

  56. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    I visited the Tintin shop in Lisbon, disappointed as they had very little stock so i only got a couple of items, and the cafe appears to have closed down.
    The place here in Paris where I user to buy Tintin and Asterix souvenirs closed down several years ago though the game shop around the corner from me looks promising and I shall call in before I head home.

  57. Eyrie Avatar
    Eyrie

    I enjoyed the Indian take on Australians, clearly some excellent exposure to real Australians

    There is a series of those videos.

  58. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    The problem in the Middle East, among Muslims, is that cousin marriage is occurring in almost every generation. Genetically, not only isn’t it healthy, it’s catastrophic.

    Seemed to be a pretty significant issue in Afghanistan.

  59. 132andBush Avatar
    132andBush

    It’s come a long way from when Peter Wherrett could just slip on his bra and panties, jump in the EH and go for a drive.

    From memory that led to him being the torque of the town.

  60. Eyrie Avatar
    Eyrie

    Distribute lots of weapons and ammunition to people with no training, this is what you get.

    Put people with no training in the field in classic mainstream war situations and this is what you get.
    We were talking guerrilla/partisan war.
    See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Guardians_(British_TV_series)

  61. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Eyriesays:
    March 18, 2023 at 8:38 pm
    miltonf, my time with BoM wasn’t all bad. i contrived to spend nearly 3 years of it seconded to the RAAF at a RAAF base. Civilian with Officer status, doesn’t get any better than that.
    Rides in the back of the Macchi MB326H were cream.

    Pearce or East Sale?

  62. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    I see on the TV there is another march in central Paris re the increase in the minimum retirement age, looks pretty modest.
    10,000 tonnes of rubbish mouldering, the rats will be pleased.
    I’m going to wander down and see how Notre Dame is progressing.
    Some people are linking the change to funding the war in Ukraine. I doubt it as that and the working week have been simmering issues for years.
    It might have influenced the arbitrary decision now though.

  63. Eyrie Avatar
    Eyrie

    Also John Barnes ” The Man Who Pulled Down The Sky”. How to start and win an insurrection.

  64. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Yes, I was watching the series.

  65. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    Distribute lots of weapons and ammunition to people with no training, this is what you get.

    For all the lack of training, it doesn’t have seemed to have made the special operation in Ukeland a cake walk for the Russians. And despite a lack of training, and even genetic wellness in Afghanistan, the Americans aren’t there anymore.

  66. Black Ball Avatar
    Black Ball

    The Byrds is magnifique

  67. Eyrie Avatar
    Eyrie

    Pearce or East Sale?

    Pearce. Was fun.

  68. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Mr Sewell, earlier:

    If we are unsure as to their loyalty to Australia, why not deport them now?

    Mr Panzer:

    many of those of Sudanese descent are Australian by birth

    This is a shit people vs not shit people scenario. You can’t deport people born here*, and most certainly not on suspicion. I would have very much liked to have people deported to countries they show extreme interest in, i.e. Syria not that long ago, but reality must intrude at some point.

    20 years ago one could have made that argument in relation to the people from the region politely described as the Horn of Africa. Not now, because the original reffos are ageing and not as likely to go berko in public, and the younger generations were born here.

    What you CAN do is have a decent judicial system not attuned to instant victimhood claimed by people who are in fact the opposite of victims, and one that doesn’t grant them parole at the first opportunity because the jails are apparently full.

    That’s what you COULD do. Obviously, we won’t.

    *There may some leeway with genuine, bona fide dual citizens.

  69. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Apparently the UK made it more difficult to import cousins via marriage so now they marry local cousins.
    It’s the absolute refusal to admit that close marriage might be causing problems that astounds me.
    ‘My cousins kids are all fine’
    The series presenter said her grandparents were cousins, they lost five girls in childhood and three sons were deaf.
    I’d be convinced.

  70. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    The problem in the Middle East, among Muslims, is that cousin marriage is occurring in almost every generation. Genetically, not only isn’t it healthy, it’s catastrophic.

    In early 1914 the rulers of every major European power were very closely related, first cousins or better.

    That worked out well.

  71. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    The greatest Rock ‘n’ Roller evah – Sound and Vision … 🙂

  72. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Eyriesays:
    March 18, 2023 at 8:52 pm
    Distribute lots of weapons and ammunition to people with no training, this is what you get.

    Put people with no training in the field in classic mainstream war situations and this is what you get.
    We were talking guerrilla/partisan war.

    Minor confusion. I thought we were talking of developing a force that could deter an invasion by having the capability to hamper an advancing force by making them fight to get every bridge, river crossing and defendable position, using reserves trained primarily for defensive and patrol duties.

    If we are into guerrilla/partisan warfare, try to get hold of The Last Ditch by David Lampe. Years since I read it, but it details the plans the British prepared against the contingency of a successful German invasion.

    Small groups of volunteers were trained in the use of explosives and assassination techniques. They prepared “hides” in rural areas, from which they would emerge to plant mines, destroy bridges and logistics units, and target senior German officers.

    It did not happen because there was no invasion, but provides a useful template. IIRC, one of the volunteers was the actor Anthony Quale.

  73. 132andBush Avatar
    132andBush

    Talk of the town

    Starts @:50

  74. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Hey, Miss Personage – I am the Woild’s forgotten boy … 🙂

  75. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Eyriesays:
    March 18, 2023 at 8:54 pm
    Also John Barnes ” The Man Who Pulled Down The Sky”. How to start and win an insurrection.

    For the lone wolves, V for Vendetta?

  76. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    132andBush

    One of my favourite Pretenders tunes – and yes, the signature chord is instantly recognisable. The footage of Chrissie reminds me of Cassie. Both of them will hate me for it, but there they are.

  77. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Neville Bartos can’t take a trick (the Hun):

    Troubled actor Vince Colosimo is headed back to court.

    Fines Victoria will apply for an enforcement warrant against Colosimo in Melbourne Magistrates Court next month as he continues to evade paying traffic fines.

    How many fines?

    The unfortunate turn of events comes after Colosimo was last year outed as a serial fine evader, having clocked up a staggering $65,215 in unpaid infringements across the state.

    Details of his outstanding 169 fines, some dating back to 2012, were aired when he fronted the Melbourne Magistrates Court in October where he pleaded guilty to drug and unlicensed driving and failing to give his real name to police.

    He was slapped with a $2500 fine for the drug and driving offences and was warned by magistrate Olivia Trumble that he needed to sort out the unpaid fines against his name.

    $2500, plus 65 gorillas for traffic fines. In a righteous world Colosimo would have reprised one of the great scenes in movie history for the beak:

    Chopper : You reckon he’d want to throw a bit of cash my way?
    Nick : Yeah, nah, I don’t think he’d go for that.

    Chopper : Well f*** him, he’ll have to go for it. Nev?
    Neville Bartos : Yeah?

    Chopper : I hear you want to give me some money.
    Neville Bartos : There’s no cash here. Here there’s no cash, alright? Cash *no*, Robbo?

    Robbo : No cash.
    Neville Bartos : [Chopper shoots Neville Bartos] Ooooo.

    Nick : [Nick rushes into frame to help Neville Bartos] Get a rag!
    Chopper : Forget the rag boys.

  78. dover0beach Avatar

    those elusive Grampian nayzees

    They looked like they all bought black shorts and t-shirts in the last couple of days. Stitch up by leftists masquerading as ‘Nazis’.

  79. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    The Taliban:

    One attack on Kandahar consisted of two men on foot with AK-47’s and one on a tractor with a PPK. The axis of the attack was slightly off beam to a live fire range.

    The regular attack on Kandahar was a randomly launched RPG. Mostly they would fly harmlessly overhead, sometimes they would drop in and kill or wound.

    One attack on the fuel storage outside Kandahar consisted of two sequential truck bombs to destroy the hesco barrier zig zag at the entrance, and open open up it up to a full scale attack.

    The point is, trained or untrained, with plans that ranged from absurd to excellent, they maintained the pressure.

    Trained and planned is better, but even untrained and absurd maintains pressure.

  80. Indolent Avatar
    Indolent

    Dr. John Campbell – UK Parliament, Mr. Andrew Bridgen

    “Mr. Bridgen is privileged and able to say somethings that I cannot”.

  81. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Small groups of volunteers were trained in the use of explosives and assassination techniques.

    Britain was the only country to prepare for a German invasion by organizing a resistance. “Stay behind ” groups of the Home Guard, from memory, commanded by the explorer Peter Fleming, were indeed trained in the use of explosives and assassination techniques.

  82. Robert Sewell Avatar

    Cassie Of Sydney:

    Okay, I’ll say it, the Grampian Nazis are tools of ASIO, the left, the Victorian government, the federal government, and are being deliberately used to smear women such as myself as “far-right”, as “Nazis”, and designed to silence us.

    You would be correct to say what you did, Cassie.
    It’s straight out of the socialist handbook and so many people fall for it.
    Your only way out is to take photos and keep doing so. Then run them through facial recognition software – match them up and then label the event the pictures were taken at.
    You could also dox them and let their employers know what they are up to.
    They do it to us, and failing to do it in return is just a copout.

  83. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Stitched up by collectivists masquerading as ‘nayzees’

    When all else fails, just resort to the concept of “invention”

    Mothers of it. 😕

  84. Eyrie Avatar
    Eyrie

    Afghan foreign policy: Lie behind rocks and shoot at foreigners.

  85. Robert Sewell Avatar

    Cassie:

    I know a woman who married her cousin, and the children are fine because it was a one off. The problem in the Middle East, among Muslims, is that cousin marriage is occurring in almost every generation. Genetically, not only isn’t it healthy, it’s catastrophic.

    Consanguineous breeding only works in horses and cattle where mistakes can be culled.
    Western society tends to frown on culling of defectives. Unless of course, they’re Nazis.
    Isn’t culling of defectives one of the Greens aims?

  86. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Walk on by, Miss Personage

  87. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    try to get hold of The Last Ditch by David Lampe

    Looks interesting – I’m ordering a copy.

  88. Rockdoctor Avatar
    Rockdoctor

    Not trying to be a pendant but PPK is probably a PKM.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PK_machine_gun

    Interesting it is a 7.62mmx54 not the 7.62mmx51 NATO uses.

  89. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Jumped on a bus to Chatelet.
    The garbage strike is bad from Les Gobelins to Notre Dame on the left bank.

  90. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    In early 1914 the rulers of every major European power were very closely related, first cousins or better.

    They had always been interrelated, and so long as they lived an outdoors rural lifestyle, everything was fine.
    Problems mounted after they started spending all their time indoors dining on Nightingales Tongues.

    It’s a similar story with the Pakistanis.
    Live indoors, eat shit, get inbred.

    Interestingly, I was searching for Canavan’s first name, which I can never remember, when up came Canavan’s Disease.
    It’s entirely an Ashkenazi disease caused by close rellos marrying.
    Diagnosis of pregnant women has allowed it to be conquered thru selective abortion.

  91. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Miss Maggie and her Hollyweirdettes:

    Give a little … 🙂

  92. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Problems mounted after they started spending all their time indoors dining on Nightingales Tongues.

    One ping only, please.

  93. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    PINNNNNG.

  94. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    Miss Maggie, striding around NYC likes she owns the place:

    We are boulders turning to sand

  95. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “Interestingly, I was searching for Canavan’s first name, which I can never remember, when up came Canavan’s Disease.
    It’s entirely an Ashkenazi disease caused by close rellos marrying.
    Diagnosis of pregnant women has allowed it to be conquered thru selective abortion.”

    Absolute rubbish. There is a hereditary disease found in Ashkenazi Jews, it’s called “Tay-Sachs disease”. And whilst found in Ashkenazi Jews, it’s also found in the Quebec French and some other groups. It probably did originate hundreds of years ago due to close family marriage, which was the result of a bottle neck in populations. DNA testing among Ashkenazim shows mitochondrial DNA that goes back to only four or five women in the 1300s.

    Tay-Sachs disease is why some European rabbis banned cousin marriage, and as Rosie said above, the Catholic church also banned cousin marriage because they knew it was unhealthy and would give rise to genetic problems.

  96. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    FFS, collectivists – let forever be

  97. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    Afghan foreign policy: Lie behind rocks and shoot at foreigners.

    with your favourite goat….

  98. Perplexed of Brisbane Avatar
    Perplexed of Brisbane

    rosiesays:
    March 18, 2023 at 8:36 pm
    I was under the misapprehension that consangineous marrriages are illegal in Australia

    It is the Catholic church that forbids consanguineous marriage and has done so for many centuries.
    Funny how islam, which is always polishing it’s scientific credentials never made the link.
    Also interesting is many prefer to continue the practice and get rid of the poor unfortunates via the usual method.

    Explosive vest?

  99. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Cassie, all you’ve got to do is type in a search with the word canavan.
    Then you’ll know as much as me about Canavans Disease, which isn’t much, but more than you know now.

    Tay-Sachs, yeah, that has been conquered by selective abortion, but it isn’t the only hereditary disease more common in Ashkenazi than other races.

  100. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    Lathe of the week!

    Most probably Hercus 9” model C. Appears to be sans tail stock which isn’t good, but often they’re about in a container of junk, because people don’t know where they go.

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/port-lincoln/miscellaneous-goods/metal-lathe-/1309903443

  101. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    Explosive vest?

    Sadly I think that is somewhat true.

  102. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “Tay-Sachs, yeah, that has been conquered by selective abortion, but it isn’t the only hereditary disease more common in Ashkenazi than other races.

    Dick Ed, I know more about what’s more common in Ashkenazi Jews than you do.

    Enough with your shit trolling.

  103. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    … the Catholic church also banned cousin marriage because they knew it was unhealthy and would give rise to genetic problems.

    That’s correct, though the Catholic Church banned it up to and including 5th Cousins, which they could enforce because they had the Baptismal Records.
    With the muslims of rural Pakistan, we’re talking First Cousin marriage down thru the generations.
    For instance, 2 members of one family might marry their first cousins from another family.
    Children of the resulting 2 families may intermarry again.
    That can keep happening for a long time.

  104. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Groogs knows Peshawar.

  105. Black Ball Avatar
    Black Ball

    Chopper : You reckon he’d want to throw a bit of cash my way?
    Nick : Yeah, nah, I don’t think he’d go for that.

    Chopper : Well f*** him, he’ll have to go for it. Nev?
    Neville Bartos : Yeah?

    Chopper : I hear you want to give me some money.
    Neville Bartos : There’s no cash here. Here there’s no cash, alright? Cash *no*, Robbo?

    Robbo : No cash.
    Neville Bartos : [Chopper shoots Neville Bartos] Ooooo.

    Nick : [Nick rushes into frame to help Neville Bartos] Get a rag!
    Chopper : Forget the rag boys

    One of the great dialogues. On a par with Hannibal Lecter and Agent Starling

  106. Rabz Avatar
  107. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    On a par with Hannibal Lecter and Agent Starling

    Clarice, I just want to see a tree …

  108. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    …, I know more about what’s more common in Ashkenazi Jews than you do.
    Okay.
    Now you know about Canavans Disease too.

  109. Black Ball Avatar
    Black Ball

    The second when he and Starling in Baltimore Rabz is also brilliant

  110. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    you can’t truly call yourself “peaceful” unless you’re capable of great violence,
    if you’re not capable of violence you’re not peaceful,
    you’re harmless

    without comment

  111. rickw Avatar
    rickw

    Not trying to be a pendant but PPK is probably a PKM.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PK_machine_gun

    Interesting it is a 7.62mmx54 not the 7.62mmx51 NATO uses.

    You’re dead right, I was wondering if I had them mixed up!

    7.62X54R first iteration in 1891. Caliber is actually 3 ligne, which just happens to be exactly .30 cal which is exactly 7.62mm. Ballisticaly not a bad performer, but being rimmed it can rim lock, but not really an issue in the mosin nagant, if you push hard enough on the bolt they will unlock thanks to a slight taper on the back face of the rim.

  112. Barking Toad Avatar
    Barking Toad

    Just watched the Collingwood v Handbaggers for the third time.

    Absolutely exhausted. No interchange available.

    BWS VB box of thirty gone too.

  113. Barking Toad Avatar
    Barking Toad

    Meanwhile, Keating still touches himself at night.

  114. dover0beach Avatar

    Alpha News
    @AlphaNewsMN
    ·
    Mar 17
    Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says restricting sex changes for kids is “using the state apparatus to bring cruelty down on the most innocent amongst us.

    No brakes.

  115. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2023/03/i-love-her-more-strength-to-you.html

    Strikes me that this young lady would make a damnfine Kitteh!

  116. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Tay-Sachs

    Is that the one that can be traced to ancestor from one specific village in Poland?
    I’m sure I saw a documentary about it.

  117. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3LRKegCdRI

    “Sliante ” to all you hairy mob. I’m punishing the single malt, and watching excerpts from “The Battle of Britain.”

    “Help yourselves everyone. There’s no fighter escort.”

  118. Beertruk Avatar
    Beertruk

    Zulu,
    Something you might be interested in :
    (Goes for 39:45 mikes)
    On this week’s #SWYSI we are joined, once again, by Prof. Nigel Biggar, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at the University of Oxford and canon of Christ Church Cathedral. Prof. Biggar’s new book, “Colonialism: A Moral Reckoning”, provides a new assessment of the West’s colonial record

    Prof. Biggar argues that, especially in the Anglosphere, the ‘decolonisation’ movement corrodes the West’s self-confidence by retelling the history of European and American colonial dominance as a litany of racism, exploitation, and massively murderous violence.

    Nigel Biggar tests this indictment, addressing the crucial questions in eight chapters: Was the British Empire driven primarily by greed and the lust to dominate? Should we speak of ‘colonialism and slavery’ in the same breath, as if they were identical? Was the Empire essentially racist? How far was it based on the theft of land? Did it involve genocide? Was it driven fundamentally by the motive of economic exploitation? Was undemocratic colonial government necessarily illegitimate? and, Was the Empire essentially violent, and its violence pervasively racist and terroristic?

    Biggar makes clear that, like any other long-standing state, the British Empire involved elements of injustice, sometimes appalling. On occasions it was culpably incompetent and presided over moments of dreadful tragedy.

    Nevertheless, from the early 1800s the Empire was committed to abolishing the slave trade in the name of a Christian conviction of the basic equality of all human beings. It ended endemic inter-tribal warfare, opened local economies to the opportunities of global trade, moderated the impact of inescapable modernisation, established the rule of law and liberal institutions such as a free press, and spent itself in defeating the murderously racist Nazi and Japanese empires in the Second World War.

    As encyclopaedic in historical breadth as it is penetrating in analytical depth, Colonialism offers a moral inquest into the colonial past, forensically contesting damaging falsehoods and thereby helping to rejuvenate faith in the West’s future.

    Nigel Biggar’s book ‘Colonialism’ was a Sunday Times bestseller w/c 06-02-2023.
    The Morality of the British Empire – A Balanced View of Colonialism

    I am going to see if I can get a copy of the book through Dymocks.
    Should be interesting reading.

  119. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    Don’t worry if you don’t go to the protest, the protest will come to you.

  120. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    I will generously estimate a crowd of 1000. My bus was cancelled. Will catch metro instead.

  121. 132andBush Avatar
    132andBush

    Thanks Tom.

    Up early for more spraying with the Weedseeker.
    BOM hit the target with expected maximums yesterday, in our area at least, 39 in Griffith and 41 expected today. I’ll be knocked off by 9.

  122. Johnny Rotten Avatar

    This could be a joke about Head Case, but then again, we don’t want to be too divisive………………..

    Ed came home drunk one night, slid into bed beside his sleeping wife, and fell into a deep slumber.

    He awoke before the Pearly Gates, where St. Peter said “You died in your sleep, Ed”.

    Ed was stunned. “I’m dead? No, I can’t be! I’ve got too much to live for. Send me back!”

    St. Peter said “I’m sorry, but there’s only one way you can go back… and that is as a chicken”.

    Ed was devastated but begged St. Peter to send him to a farm near his home.

    The next thing he knew, he was covered with feathers, clucking and pecking the ground.

    A rooster strolled past “So, you’re the new hen, huh? How’s your first day here?”

    “Not bad” replied Ed the hen “but I have this strange feeling inside. Like I’m gonna explode!”

    “You’re ovulating” explained the rooster. “Don’t tell me you’ve never laid an egg before?”

    “Never” said Ed.

    “Well, just relax and let it happen” says the rooster. “It’s no big deal”.

    He did, and a few uncomfortable seconds later, out popped an egg!

    He was overcome with emotion as he experienced motherhood.

    He soon laid another egg – his joy was overwhelming!

    As he was about to lay his third egg, he felt a hard hit to the back of his head, and heard…

    “Ed, wake up! You’ve shit the bed!”

  123. Johnny Rotten Avatar

    When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

    – Arthur Conan Doyle

  124. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    It would not surprise me at all if these mild protests get high -jacked by anarchists under cover of dark.
    I watched and took a short video of today’s central Paris protest.
    It was a very small crowd, mostly with all the same French flag, and not surprisingly mostly older people who will be immediately affected by the increase in the change in minimum pensionable retirement age.
    Most passers by showed little interest.
    As Australia’s pension age is about to be 67 hard to get hung about France’s being increased to 64.
    The yellow jacket crowd I saw starting their march up Rue de Rivoli in place de Bastille a few years ago was significantly bigger.

    good response from Elon here.

  125. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    And yes I know Macron bypassed a vote, but there is a no confidence remedy to that if politicians don’t like it.

  126. Johnny Rotten Avatar

    We Are in the COMPLEXITY & The Collapse of International Law

    “We are in the middle of a convergence of so many crises it is hard to keep track. The SWAMP in Washington has always been out of control. There is even a bill being introduced to make it illegal for congressmen and their spouses or family members to be trading on inside information. It is titled: The Preventing Elected Leaders from Owning Securities and Investments (PELOSI) Act. LOL We go to prison for 20 years for what they do routinely. The Biden money payments from China will be the foundation of an impeachment proceeding. With all the Democrats did against Trump and are still at it, they have opened the door to what goes around comes around. Trump has announced the New York Democratic prosecutors are desperate to indict him in hopes of preventing him from running for President and that they will arrest him perhaps this coming week. Now the theory, since the taxes did not work, paying “hush” money to Stormy Daniels the porn star. When you have Biden taking money from China and Ukraine and everyone turns a blind eye, paying hush money to a porn star is far more important to the country?

    The political nonsense that dominates a lot of boards of directors should be outlawed as fraud. The people on the board of SVB had ZERO experience in finance no less economic trends. All they do is pay mountains of cash to the Democrats and get put on boards for their political contacts. So many boards are stacked with political people, lawyers, or accountants, who have no experience in the financial markets or economic trends. If these people have ZERO experience in running a company, then they should be liable for their decisions.

    We were called in by a major public company in Australia on a project to hedge their foreign exchange exposure. The quote we gave them was somewhere between $1 and $2 million back in the 1980s. They rejected it and said they would not pay more than the CEO was paid. They were clueless. I explained that we had dealing desks in Asia, the USA, and Europe and their book would have to be passed around the world 24 hours a day. They did not understand anything. They hired a 23-year-old kid to hedge their risk, he bought a Porsche and got into an accident, and while in the hospital they lost $80 million. Regulators then realized that directors should be held responsible for making decisions in things they had no experience.

    We are headed into such COMPLEXITY it is off the charts. We have a convergence of so much going into April, it’s hard to say which fundamental will be the top dog. Between arresting Trump, and the revelations coming out about the Biden Crime Family, all of this contributes to the collapse in confidence in the government. Then Biden’s failure to understand the serious nature of this banking crisis and that it is the Biden Administration that is directly responsible for the crisis as it continues into April just added to the COMPLEXITY. Biden’s handling of SVB will now be seen as political since the phones were melting down from all the Democrats in California who stood to lose. Even Ophrah Winfrey had a ton of money in SVB. Now the failure to stand behind all deposits everywhere will only make this look like a Democratic bailout.”

    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/rule-of-law/we-are-in-the-complexity-the-collapse-of-international-law/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

  127. will Avatar
    will

    I have only ever seen one use for masks. They are otherwise useless.

    Warning: cute owl

  128. Black Ball Avatar
    Black Ball

    Piers Akerman:

    A bank closes in Silicon Valley triggering an international panic and Victoria faces a natural gas shortage which will send prices across the nation through the roof.

    The link is obvious to all but those ideologically committed to politically correct blindness. This is not a case of a butterfly flapping its wings over the Amazon and causing a typhoon in the South China Sea.

    The link is the inane virtue-signalling which has captured corporate chieftains and left-leaning politicians the world over.

    The statement “when I hear the word culture, I reach for my gun” has been misattributed to a host of Nazis including Himmler, Goebbels and Goering but it actually came from a play written by fellow traveller of the Reich named Hanns Johst.

    It has a certain cut-through and has been adapted by many including physicist Stephen Hawking, who used it to highlight his dislike of references to a theorem known as Schrödinger’s Cat. I would substitute the acronyms ESG and DEI for the word culture and the famous cat.

    ESG stands for environment, social and governance and is now tagged by every woke CEO and company director, while DEI stands for diversity, equity and inclusion.

    Like all catchcries of the kumbaya crowd, the exact meanings of the words signified by these acronyms remain vague and the goals as ephemeral as most hopey-wishy aspirations have proven to be.

    The business cases made for ESG and DEI are as distant from the realities of commerce and industry as arguments about the number of angels in Heaven – and just as unproven. However, they are having an impact on people across the Western World as the failure of the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and the promise of soaring gas prices demonstrate.

    As the US government rushed to protect the SVB’s customers from the collapse, it was revealed that one, just one, director on the bank’s board had any actual banking experience.

    The rest of the board members were individuals closely associated with the Democratic Party either as staffers in the Obama administration or as major donors to Democrats.

    It is not surprising that even as the SVB was failing, it boasted of the diversity represented by its board.

    One board member boasted that her experience in an improv group was key to her success, another has told of praying in tears at a Shinto shrine when she heard Donald Trump had been elected president.

    The woke board was focused on social justice issues, not customers, and donated over $73m to Black Lives Matter-related organisations before going under.

    In Australia, the federal and all state governments, have signed up to same woke nonsense and the failure of the education system, the endless procedures and red tape necessary to keep thousands of new bureaucrats busy, are choking our economy.

    The looming energy crisis is merely the most obvious evidence of the problem and it is going to get far, far worse because despite the dire warming forecasts of the climate catastrophists and extinction rabble, current predictions are for colder winters this decade.

    The price hikes in Victoria, where the Labor government has smugly banned all gas extraction, have already seen a 31 per cent increase in power disconnections this year.

    Wait until the real bill shock hits.

    During last year’s election campaign, Anthony Albanese boasted on 97 occasions that Labor would deliver a $275 decrease in power bills. He hasn’t mentioned it since he was elected because it is now and was always absolutely unachievable under his government’s policy to embrace virtue-signalling renewable energy policies.

    Punters must wake up to the woke and stop this zombie-like march towards economic and cultural collapse.

  129. Miltonf Avatar
    Miltonf

    Did the Dolly Downer’s pals at the ICC issue an arrest warrant for W filth’s illegal war in Iraq? What about bLIAR and hoWARd too?

  130. Miltonf Avatar
    Miltonf

    Punters must wake up to the woke and stop this zombie-like march towards economic and cultural collapse.

    We def voted against it in 2013 and we got it anyway.

  131. Bruce of Newcastle Avatar
    Bruce of Newcastle

    I have only ever seen one use for masks. They are otherwise useless.

    They can also help stop your local supermarket spying on you.

    NYC Supermarket “Collects Biometric” Data On Shoppers (19 Mar)

    A grocery store located in Manhattan’s Upper West Side uses facial and voice recognition technology to combat a surge in shoplifting, reported Patch NYC.

    “This Business collects, retains, converts, stores, or shares customers’ biometric identifier information, which is information that can be used to identify or help identify you. Examples of biometric identifier information are eye scans and voiceprints,” a sign reads on the front door of the Fairway store on Broadway and West 74th Street.

    You bought real meat? Climate criminal! We have reported you to the national social credit database. Soon all shoppers will be in hoodies with dark sunglasses and facemasks, not just the shoplifters and armed robbers.

  132. OldOzzie Avatar
    OldOzzie

    President Trump, Man in the Arena

    March 18, 2023 – Sundance

    There is so much to say…. and so much that needs to be said. But for now, we establish the core of the matter…

    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

    ? Theodore Roosevelt

  133. OldOzzie Avatar
    OldOzzie

    James Comer shows that the Biden family business is corruption

    By Post Editorial Board

    Bravo to Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) for revealing just how much of a family business Biden, Inc. is.

    Bank records newly obtained by his House Oversight Committee show that Hunter Biden associate Rob Walker transferred north of $1.3 million in 2017 not only to usual suspects Hunter and presidential little brother Jim but also to daughter-in-law Hallie (son Beau’s widow; Hunter’s brief fling) — plus an unknown simply tagged as “Biden.”

    The family that gets paid together stays together, it seems.

    Most of that big chunk of change came from a $3 million transfer from an affiliate of Chinese energy outfit CEFC to Walker. CEFC, now defunct, was one of China’s biggest private companies and a main target of Hunter Biden’s operations back in 2017, with the First Son angling for a ultra-high-paid board seat and equity stakes for him and Jim and an unnamed “big guy” widely thought to be Joe.

    The new records cast further light on just how inextricably commingled Biden family life is with the larger business operations of the clan.

    There’s no possible legit reason Hallie Biden, who works as a school counselor, should have gotten a slice of the CEFC payout.

    But this is tradition for the Bidens.

    Jim has been selling family influence for decades — getting sweet-deal loans during his brother’s days on the Senate Banking Committee; allegedly telling the executives of a hedge fund he purchased in 2006 that “We’ve got people all around the world who want to invest in Joe Biden.”

    And after law school Hunter plainly began “studying” under Jim as a younger partner to eventually take over the “firm.”

    Then there’s that mysterious last-name-only “Biden” listed as a recipient.

    Might this be Joe himself?

    Biden’s said that he knows nothing about Hunter’s business dealings, but the new revelations prove this is BS.

    Plus, he’s been fingered as the “big guy” by Hunter’s biz partner turned whistleblower Tony Bobulinski — and as such, due a proposed 10% cut of the CEFC deal.

    And then the $64,000 question: What, exactly, was People’s Liberation Army-adjacent CEFC buying?

    The smart bet is “influence.”

    While these funds did not flow until after Joe’s veep term ended, Hunter and Jim were setting the deal up while he was still in office.

    The latest revelations also blow apart Rep. Jamie Raskin’s pathetic deflection — that the House GOP was trying to dig up old receipts for pizza and Starbucks — and show both how vital this probe is to restore trust in government and how instrumental Comer’s been in exposing the Biden mafia.

    And he’s just getting started.

  134. rosie Avatar
    rosie

    uses facial and voice recognition technology to combat a surge in shoplifting,

    When the police decided not to pursue stealing from retailers and thieves know there are no real consequences you would have to expect retailers to invest in measures to reduce their losses.

  135. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “Strikes me that this young lady would make a damnfine Kitteh!”

    Yep, stunning. Every word this woman spoke is true.

    Good crowd in Melbourne. And as I wrote last night, I have no doubt, no doubt whatsoever that those elusive Grampian Nazis, now conveniently not so elusive, were deliberately planted.

  136. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    “Punters must wake up to the woke and stop this zombie-like march towards economic and cultural collapse.”

    I’m now of the view that we’ve crossed the rubicom.

  137. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Morning lurkers, and also to tRaitors everywhere.

    12 days before the clock ticks over to 0 to 30 months until you-know-what.

    Also, only four days to go before Wick IV. It’s a coin flip as to which one is more realistic, but a no-brainer as to which is more entertaining.

  138. Dot Avatar

    My sweet lord.

    I knew it was a lie, I wasn’t tricked, I complied nevertheless in a much safer manner and still got treated like garbage.

  139. Indolent Avatar
    Indolent

    I think it should be “Soros owned”. I believe he contributed a million dollars to Bragg’s campaign.

    Soros Backed DA Bragg Not Smart Enough – This Made-Up Crime Smells Like Another Weissmann Special

  140. Dot Avatar

    Did the Dolly Downer’s pals at the ICC issue an arrest warrant for W filth’s illegal war in Iraq? What about bLIAR and hoWARd too?

    It was never illegal, just stupid. Maybe they can prosecute Bush for lying to the UN. Let’s see how far that idea goes.

    Libertarians were called all sorts of names and smeared by those who are now fanatically anti war, where are the apologies and mea culpa, mea culps maximas?

  141. Dot Avatar

    We were called in by a major public company in Australia on a project to hedge their foreign exchange exposure. The quote we gave them was somewhere between $1 and $2 million back in the 1980s. They rejected it and said they would not pay more than the CEO was paid. They were clueless. I explained that we had dealing desks in Asia, the USA, and Europe and their book would have to be passed around the world 24 hours a day. They did not understand anything. They hired a 23-year-old kid to hedge their risk, he bought a Porsche and got into an accident, and while in the hospital they lost $80 million. Regulators then realized that directors should be held responsible for making decisions in things they had no experience.

    This is a bullshit story.

    Remember, Martin Armstrong ran a billion dollar fund and lost all of the investor money.

    He’s a crook crook.

    Try he idea they could not simply do one macro hedge and had to constantly trade is bogus.

    2 million back then is more than a merchant bank would make now issuing an IPO. Maybe the total fee for legal and other financial and economic due diligence.

    What a bullshit story. Name the company or f%#* off.

  142. cohenite Avatar
    cohenite

    One week to the line in the sand: if the punters re-elect kean fu.k ’em.

    In other pleasant news: more white rage: and the victim a white woman (real); the most endangered species on the planet:

    Oklahoma Man Out on Early Release Commits Triple Homicide — Murders Woman, Cooks Her Heart, Tries to Feed it to Relatives — Including Four-Year-Old Child

  143. OldOzzie Avatar
    OldOzzie

    Anybody else repelled by the legal juggernaut against Trump just as revelations roll out about the Bidens?

    These days, we are learning about just how corrupt and criminal a sitting president can be, what with “the big guy” taking his cut of millions of dollars of cash from China’s government-linked firms like a mafia don, as greedy famiglia members gathered around for the spoils.

    According to the New York Post:

    Bank records newly obtained by his House Oversight Committee show that Hunter Biden associate Rob Walker transferred north of $1.3 million in 2017 not only to usual suspects Hunter and presidential little brother Jim but also to daughter-in-law Hallie (son Beau’s widow; Hunter’s brief fling) — plus an unknown simply tagged as “Biden.”

    The family that gets paid together stays together, it seems.

    Most of that big chunk of change came from a $3 million transfer from an affiliate of Chinese energy outfit CEFC to Walker. CEFC, now defunct, was one of China’s biggest private companies and a main target of Hunter Biden’s operations back in 2017, with the First Son angling for a ultra-high-paid board seat and equity stakes for him and Jim and an unnamed “big guy” widely thought to be Joe.

    Those are the House revelations coming out now about Joe Biden and his family’s activities around influence-peddling with China, which was far from the only country they were in such “business” with. That’s what the House committee investigating this is currently rolling out, as the media yawn, the prosecutors refuse to touch this, and nothing is expected to be done about it.

    It’s also far from the only corruption associated with House Biden.

    There also have been revelations about classified documents found on Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop and sales of those classified documents done through rewritten “consultant” reports. There was a report of the Bidens sharing an office at Sweden House in Washington D.C. with office keys issued for Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Jim Biden, Hunter — and a communist party-linked Chinese official. All about “business” of course, although the only product being sold was Biden’s office. They didn’t actually make stuff.

    Nobody prosecuted there.

    But wait: There is a crime! They’ve finally got what they claim is proof of hush money paid by President Trump back in 2016 and they’re going to make a “historic first” arrest:


    NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump said in a social media post that he expects to be arrested Tuesday as a New York prosecutor is eyeing charges in a case examining hush money paid to women who alleged sexual encounters with the former president. Trump provided no evidence that suggested he was directly informed of a pending arrest and did not say how he knew of such plans.

    But in a Saturday morning message on his Truth Social network, Trump noted “illegal leaks” from the Manhattan district attorney’s office that he said indicate “THE FAR & AWAY LEADING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE & FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WILL BE ARRESTED ON TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK.”

    That’s what passes for “crime” among these guys, even as far bigger crimes involving the unprecedented sale of public office for millions of dollars bring no fear of legal consequences for House Biden.

    The irony and cynicism this picture invokes is amazing.

    <em>Justice has now been reduced to Getting Trump, in this case, for paying off a whore to keep quiet about whatever it was they were doing together in his long ago so he could run for president.

    At the same time, the House is revealing that Joe Biden and virtually all his relatives acted like a mafia, peddling influence, consorting with America’s enemies, living like kings without any visible source of income, and kicking back cash to “the Big Guy.”

    What’s wrong with this picture?

    Trump is the one who needs to go to jail here? Yes, he shouldn’t have been associating with a filthy porn star like Stormy Daniels, particularly since he was married to the beautiful Melania — dumb, dumb, dumb. Yes, he shouldn’t have been involved in even trying to repress the story of his fling with Daniels, which didn’t sound much like sex actually, given that he’d endured far more damaging revelations, from his self-own attack on John McCain, to Melania Trump’s softcore porn pictures in her long ago, without so much as a political scratch on him. None of these things had any impact on voters’ willingness to vote for him given that they could see that Trump was a fighter — for them — and they were hungry for that. The voters already knew what they were getting with Trump and they were saying ‘yes,’ so one more crappy story about some crummy people he’d associated with in the past would have been an utter nothingburger he should not have worried about.

    But bad judgment is not a crime the way taking cash from China in exchange for doing what it wanted and then not disclosing it, is. That’s called bribery and treason, the real kind.

    Meanwhile, the prosecutor’s case against Trump looks flimsy. Details about whether Trump really knew about the piddly hush money payment point to an acquittal — Trump never signed the hush-money agreement, which is why Daniels felt free to not hush, though that didn’t stop her from taking the hush money anyway, being a whore. Trump’s sleazy fixer (pity he couldn’t get anyone better), Michael Cohen, testified that he couldn’t get Trump on the phone to even tell him that he paid the hush money, and all he could do was get an intermediary to say she’d tell him, and who knows if she did? That too, could exonerate Trump as instigating or even knowing about this. We know that Trump might have benefited from the hush money paid had Stormy done what she was paid to do, but there’s no evidence that Trump launched or even knew about this stupid caper.

    In any case, it was piddly stuff, it wasn’t stolen money and it wasn’t government money here, it was just a foolish episode of private money badly spent to repress an unimportant news story.

    That stinks not just in proportion to the Biden revelations, it stinks compared to the other level of repression of news we have thus far seen:

    Where’s the prosecution of the FBI, Twitter, Facebook, the intelligence honchos, the Democrats and all the other illegally acting actors who conspired together repressed the very valid New York Post story of Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop and all the revelations it contained?

    Once again, it’s only bad if Trump tries to repress a story with private money and we should pay no attention to the democracy-threatening specter of the government itself acting in naked violation of the First Amendment to repress a far bigger story with no fear of consequences.

    That’s the real scandal.

    What’s coming out now not presents a twisted distortion of judicial priorities, rendering the whole thing a ‘witch hunt’ as Trump claims, you can bet that this oddly prioritized pursuit of ‘justice’ is sure to be noticed by the American voters.

    Trump has called for large demonstrations by the public should he be arrested and you can bet he will get them. (The chief risk here is that the government will seed provocateurs in the large groups, which the Trump team should be ready for.)

    What we have here is nothing but the giggly prosecutors long-held wet dream of Getting Trump, putting him in handcuffs, parading him in a perp walk, and releasing a mugshot, claiming they’re treating him no differently from any other criminal in this age of Soros-backed D.A.s Letting Muggers Go.

    The hypocrisy piled upon hypocrisies is astounding. One can only hope that it backfires, badly, onto them as it effectively rallies the public to Trump. Two-tiered justice is repellent upon a targeted political opponent and the public is not going to miss this. I know that that was the dynamic with many voters in the 2016 election — they voted for Trump not because they particularly wanted him but because the establishment’s reaction was so virulent and unfair. There’s a reason for this too — they can see that it’s not only a bid to Get Trump, it’ a message to the voters that any one of them could be treated just as capriciously and unfairly by a left-wing juggernaut exercising power illegitimately through politicized justice.

    That will be what drives the public to rallying around Trump. One can only hope it backfires on these miscreants worse than it ever did and this is their last mistake.

  144. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Cassie

    Enough with your shit trolling.

    To call Richard Cranium’s trolling “shit” is to flatter both it and him.

  145. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Knuckle Draggersays:

    March 19, 2023 at 8:07 am

    Morning lurkers, and also to tRaitors everywhere.

    12 days before the clock ticks over to 0 to 30 months until you-know-what.

    There is also only 13 days left to save the Daily Exposé.

  146. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    H B Bearsays:
    March 18, 2023 at 10:27 pm
    Groogs knows Peshawar.

    Are there jacarandas there?

  147. Tom Avatar
    Tom

    Laughed out loud. On one of the new US junk news propaganda sites (Daily Digest) that have sprung up in the past five years:

    Is Donald Trump responsible for the second-biggest bank crash in US history?

    Is there nothing he can’t do? He lives in their heads 24/7.

  148. Dot Avatar

    Exams, memorisation, don’t help workers and employers.

    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/03/14/business/u-k-skilled-worker-shortage/

    If only schools demanded competence and not memorisation.

  149. OldOzzie Avatar
    OldOzzie

    Apple iTunes temporarily removes President Trump’s chart-topping track ‘Justice for All’

    A week ago President Donald Trump’s debut single topped the iTunes chart.

    President Trump’s duet with the J6 Prison Choir called “Justice for All” features Trump reciting the Pledge of Allegiance while the background singers comprising of those unfairly jailed for their involvement in the Capitol protests on Jan. 6, 2021, sing the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

    The song that toppled Miley Cyrus’s “Flowers” from the top spot sold over 22,000 digital downloads from its release on March 3 through March 13.

    The “video” for the track was released on the social media platform Rumble featuring images of the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Memorial before switching to Trump speaking to crowds with U.S. flags flowing.

    The track topping the charts is a strong political statement in favor President Trump. It is vitally important because the net proceeds from the track go to January 6 families in need.

    Clearly, this chart-topping track displeased someone at Apple who runs iTunes.

    A day ago, Apple “temporarily removed” the single from iTunes, ignoring the obvious monetary loss.

    By Thursday evening, the song was back on iTunes but it didn’t reclaim its top spot on the charts.

    Fans of President Trump will be pleased to learn that the current chart-topper on iTunes chart is now the catchy, tub-thumping “Trump Won,” by Natasha Owens. 3 Mins 30 Secs

  150. Dot Avatar

    Is Donald Trump responsible for the second-biggest bank crash in US history?

    He’s not responsible for any bank crash. That is totally delusional and rabidly partisan.

  151. Dot Avatar

    Septimus’ comments yesterday revealed a longstanding desire to shut this blog down permanently through legal mischief and lawfare.

    He has done this multiple times and will continue to do so.

    His account should meet a wood chipper.

  152. lotocoti Avatar
    lotocoti

    Fell for the clickbait title.
    Stayed for the sermon.

    People don’t want to be religious any more because religions come with rules…

  153. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    The latest revelations also blow apart Rep. Jamie Raskin’s pathetic deflection — that the House GOP was trying to dig up old receipts for pizza and Starbucks — and show both how vital this probe is to restore trust in government and how instrumental Comer’s been in exposing the Biden mafia.

    Echoes of m0nty=fa saying that the Twatter Files had nothing but piccies of “Hunter’s nine-inch hog”?

    Leftards really are pathetic. If they weren’t also malicious liars, ignoring them would be the best thing to do, but they are incorrigible malicious liars.

  154. lotocoti Avatar
    lotocoti

    Are there jacarandas there?

    Mr Dalliard!

  155. OldOzzie Avatar
    OldOzzie

    Levi’s Wokes – SNL – 2 Mins 20 Secs

    Introducing Wokes, sizeless, style-neutral, gender non-conforming denim for a generation that defies labels.

  156. Pogria Avatar
    Pogria

    I just saw an awesome sight that made my heart beat faster than usual.
    I did my usual Sunday milk and newspaper run into my tiny town and, lo and behold, the main drag was lined on both sides with what looked like every rural fire truck, ute, van in NSW!

    Yeah, I exaggerated a little but there were almost twenty trucks and over twenty assorted other vehicles with the different fire service logos on them.
    Made me swell with pride there are so many great volunteers in one small section of this country. A sight that would be repeated everywhere in country Oz right now. Also felt a lot safer knowing they were there.

  157. Ed Case Avatar
    Ed Case

    Punters must wake up to the woke and stop this zombie-like march towards economic and cultural collapse.

    Yeah, nah.
    This “punter” doesn’t hang out with the DEI/ESG people.

    Perhaps non “punter” Piers Akerman knows a few and can have a quiet word?

  158. P Avatar
    P

    Gray Connolly Retweeted
    Caroline Di Russo @CaroDiRusso

    Neo-nazism is disgraceful. And it’s irresponsible for a federal MP to simply assume those people are associated with #letwomenspeak

    Also concerning is this MP thinks women protesting to protect their safety and sex-based rights are anti-trans bullies.

    https://twitter.com/CaroDiRusso/status/1637025937496870913?cxt=HHwWgsDQydaa8bctAAAA

  159. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    They are going to arrest The Donald? Is it Muellerween already?

  160. dover0beach Avatar

    I see Outsiders is running the argument that militant trans is homophobic and sexist. An argument designed for right liberals currently on the fence.

  161. JC Avatar

    Ed Case says:
    March 18, 2023 at 4:45 pm

    The head of global markets at Credit Suisse is a mentally ill “gender fluid” man who sometimes believes he wakes up as a woman.

    Eddles

    The head of global markets isn’t that trannie. That Tweet saying so is bullshit.

    We executed the largest customer trade in my working history at CS. It was an incredible place to work then. The arrogant leb (Taleb) used to work there once.

  162. caveman Avatar
    caveman

    Credit Suisse, do they make Toblerone?

  163. Indolent Avatar
    Indolent

    Dr. David Martin from a couple of weeks ago.

    Transparently Hiding…Again

  164. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    cavemansays:

    March 19, 2023 at 9:32 am

    Credit Suisse, do they make Toblerone?

    No.
    Watches and multi-purpose pocket knives.

  165. Big_Nambas Avatar
    Big_Nambas

    Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo recently was chastised by both the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Robert Califf and director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Rochelle Walensky. Responding to a letter on the safety signals that Florida’s Surgeon General identified, the two agency heads attacked Ladapo for essentially endangering lives by not recommending the COVID-19 vaccine for everyone. Ladapo recently changed the state’s position, not recommending the COVID-19 vaccines to healthy young people due to the cardiovascular safety signals. But clearly, the letter from Califf and Walensky ticked off the independent Surgeon General who went on the offensive declaring, “These vaccines have a terrible safety profile! At this point in the pandemic, I don’t think anyone should be taking them.” Again, pointing to the safety profile.

    Ladapo continued his attack on the FDA and CDC heads declaring that the most consistent thing they have done throughout the pandemic has been to “deny the truth.”

    Dr. Joseph Ladapo

    From pushing masks on everyone with no clear scientific benefit to aggressively promoting vaccines in little kids, these are both low-value and highly divisive policy drivers.

    Meanwhile, look at the truth—one in The Lancet and what the authors show—after 7 months against protection wanes markedly to a negative impact. The Surgeon General for the Sunshine State continued; the magnitude of negative impact continues over time.

    What does it mean? Ladapo doubles down—it means that people who have received the COVID-19 vaccines have a higher likelihood of contracting the disease than others as time passes. Yet he continued like with everything else during the pandemic the agencies that we are supposed to trust did everything but tell the full truth.

    The event was tweeted by Florida’s Voice, a local news network.

    Of course, both Califf and Walensky are well aware that the antibody-inducing effects of the COVID-19 vaccines wane especially against Omicron. The latest data with the boosters most certainly isn’t great news for the official narrative. The overall product performance continues to decline.

  166. Indolent Avatar
    Indolent

    Dr. David Martin starts rather slowly but, Oh Boy! Do not miss. And all documented.

  167. Tom Avatar
    Tom

    I see Outsiders is running the argument that militant trans is homophobic and sexist.

    The trans movement is what the militant male homosexual lobby did after it won the 2017 gay marriage campaign in a walkover.

    The trans movement advances the male homosexual movement’s campaign for sexual access to children. The more sexually confused you can make children, the better it becomes for sexual predators.

  168. Miltonf Avatar
    Miltonf

    The ‘trans’ movement is being driven by powerful, wealthy families (eg Pritzker) and corporations. It’s another top down revolution.

  169. Miltonf Avatar
    Miltonf

    Must admit I have mixed feelings about Macaroon and people demanding they get a pension at 62. Are the French really that work shy?

  170. dover0beach Avatar

    u2????
    @ultimatenikkei
    ·
    Mar 18
    Many may recognize Taiwan as the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage

    What many don’t know is that the majority of the population voted against it a year prior

    Funny, that.

  171. P Avatar
    P

    Poso:
    Excellent statement, Chairman!
    Ed Cox
    @ChairmanEdCox
    ·
    2h
    New York State Republican Chair Ed Cox released the following statement on the blatantly political indictment of former President Trump:
    https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1637225480582574081

  172. Dot Avatar

    What great followers.

    Christian Anime Podcast
    @ChristianAniPod
    ·
    Mar 18
    Replying to
    @ultimatenikkei
    so called “democracy”. China should just take over tbh

    Call me Josh.
    Your resident Filipino Nationalist, Christian Conservative, Minarchist, and Anime Supremacist.
    ?????? We stan Marcos and Duterte here

    How many people did Duerte murder?

    Murder. That’s still important, isn’t it?

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