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Saturn Devouring his Son, Peter Paul Rubens, 1636


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Robert Sewell
March 24, 2023 8:37 am

From the Gateway Pundit:
Lying bastard caught out lying:

Senator Rand Paul: Is there a higher interest or a higher incidence of myocarditis among adolescent males 16 to 24 after taking your vaccine?
Stephanie Bancel: So thank you for the questions. First, let me say we care deeply about safety and we are working closely with the CDC and the FDA to.
Sen. Paul: That’s pretty much a yes or no. Is there a higher incidence of myocarditis among boys 16 to 24 after they take your vaccine?
Bancel: The data I’ve seen sorry, from the CDC actually shown that there’s less myocarditis, for people who get the vaccine versus those who get COVID infection.
Sen. Paul: You’re saying that for ages 16 to 24 among males who take the COVID vaccine, their risk of myocarditis is less than people who get the disease?
Bancel: That is my understanding.
Sen. Paul: That is not true. And I’d like to enter into the record six peer-reviewed papers from the Journal of Vaccine, the Annals of Medicine that say the complete opposite of what you said. I also spoke with your president just last week and he readily acknowledged in private that, yes, there is an increased risk of myocarditis. The fact that you can’t say it in public is quite disturbing. Do you think it’s scientifically sound to mandate three vaccines for adolescent boys?
Bancel: This is for the public health leaders to decide.

These people are monsters.

Dot
Dot
March 24, 2023 8:39 am

If the Soviet Union and Russia wanted to dictate terms re NATO, they should pay back their reconstruction aid money that the US and Germany gave them.

They also never paid back the Len Lease Programne. Now they demand and empire and to tell other sovereign states what to do under the threat of nuclear terrorism.

Dot
Dot
March 24, 2023 8:39 am

lenD

Johnny Rotten
March 24, 2023 8:43 am

Knuckle Draggersays:
March 24, 2023 at 7:16 am
The Persian Princess gets the claws out (the Hun):

But despite her uniformly idiotic antics Thorpe still enjoys support from many media mates. Last month she featured on the front page of the National Indigenous Times where she was celebrated for “standing firm on traditional values” in a splash where she modelled a number of outfits.

Aaaaaand:

Sadly none included bikie leathers.

BAM.

LOL. I love the capital letters of the National Indigenous Times – NIT…………………………..

Reminds me of the National Union of Teachers in the UK – NUT…………………lol

Dot
Dot
March 24, 2023 8:44 am

The trans stuff is only as bad as it is now because parents have very little rights. Counsellors etc can advise children without parental consent or knowledge.

Pater familias!

Crossie
Crossie
March 24, 2023 8:44 am

“I have sought advice about the use of force towards Senator Thorpe that saw her thrown to the ground. We need to ensure police are de-escalating violence at rallies and never add to the potential for physical confrontation.”

You want to de-escalate violence and physical confrontation at rallies? As regards Lidia Thorpe, ban her from approaching any rally except her own. She can roar and wave the war stick there as much as she wants.

For garden variety counter protesters like Antifa and BLM, make sure they don’t come within 300 metres of a rally or meeting of others who have a permission from police.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 24, 2023 8:44 am

Met a bloke from Rushworth yesterday who’s going to have a three thousand acre solar farm built next to his farm and a big sub station.
It has to be fenced to keep all the wildlife out to protect the panels. The glare from this huge moving mirror is a big worry for them. How does this impact your livestock or your family farmhouse next to the solar farm?
The heat thrown off from this radiation field will desiccate the pasture and crops all around the area.
PS
Feel quite good this morning.
Woodstocks forever.

Roger
Roger
March 24, 2023 8:45 am

AG Dreyfus has asked for a report from the AFP Commissioner, saying footage of her allegedly being thrown to the ground by police was “concerning.”

Mmm…concerning in what way, Dreyfus?

Meanwhile, Minister for Women Katy Gallagher remains studiously silent on the topic, despite her last Tweet being abou tmeeting with high school girls to talk about making workplaces “safer for women.”

C’mon Katy…you must have an opinion.

Crossie
Crossie
March 24, 2023 8:45 am

I just found out that I can recall an uptick if I click on it a second time. Is that just on my device or everyone’s?

rosie
rosie
March 24, 2023 8:46 am

Works for me.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 24, 2023 8:46 am

WHY ARE THEY NOT IN JAIL?

The Telegraph ran an article highlighting the farce behind the Covid scam after Matt Hancock went and hired a journalist to write a memoirs book for him. He handed over his phone and all his WhatsApp messages, presumably so that she could use this to write glowing things about him. This backfired when she came across the outrageous fraud perpetrated by this low life.

She then went public with the information — information now that the MSM are trying to put a cold blanket on. Unsuccessfully, I might add.

‘Project Fear’ authors discussed when to ‘deploy’ new Covid variant

This has all taken place while many others are now backpedalling on previous stances taken. For example, here’s what Der Spiegel published in November of 2021.

And here’s what they published a few days ago.

Oh, so NOW we know the measures were “nonsensical, excessive, and illegal.” Where the hell were you when we were all yelling this in the midst of the hysteria?

Oh, I remember. You were calling for us to be jailed and banning us from everything from medical care to getting a coffee. Morons!

Then we had former PM of “the lucky country” Scott Morrison spent some time lying through his teeth in a recent interview.

Former Prime Minister Scott Morrison does a BRAND NEW Interview, LIES at EVERY SINGLE TALKING POINT.

Australians vs. The Agenda

Why? Because they know they were wrong and complicit. What else can one do after the evidence is now pouring out but deny they ever participated?

The results for us? Well, trust is hard to gain and easily lost.

Trust in government authority is certainly lower than it was in say 2019, and when one can’t trust, we sell that which is untrustworthy.

Australia’s government debt to GDP exploded from 2019 till now. Take a look…

You’d have to be clinically insane to buy Australian debt at this point. When the default comes, it’ll likely be fast and brutal. Make sure you’re not in the way.

The inflation resulting from a debt crisis, which is likely to morph into a currency crisis, will be one for the record books.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 24, 2023 8:48 am

Nasty. Fire or hot water?
Glad wrap or/and morphine?

Water (cup of tea).
Glad wrap.
No flight till 9:00.
then Im going home to sleep

m0nty
m0nty
March 24, 2023 8:50 am

Sooo, (sorry) you bait and annoy a dog for ages and when it has a chance to bite you, you blame the dog?

Putin is not a dog. He is a full grown human who started a war.

Crossie
Crossie
March 24, 2023 8:51 am

Perhaps when they stop fighting wars that started 1,000 years ago they may become stronger, but I’ve got my doubts they have the self control to do it.

Robert Sewell, the current war does not go back a 1000 years, it is a result of Stalin’s decisions and carving up territories to punish his enemies and reward his friends. Poland and the Baltic states remember that and see a threat to themselves.

calli
calli
March 24, 2023 8:52 am

Ahaha! Crossie has found the secret of the zero! Sorry rosie, I tried it on your comment and got a 0.

Are you back in Oz or still in transit?

rosie
rosie
March 24, 2023 8:54 am

What can’t be known is how many terrorist attacks have been prevented as the result of locking the cockpit.
because a nutter locked himself in the cockpit and deliberately crashed the plane.

m0nty
m0nty
March 24, 2023 8:54 am

That is absurd. You’re asserting that he had the moral high ground but he could only maintain it by allowing NATO to continue. This is trying to have it both ways.

He had the moral high ground before he invaded when he talked about NATO expansion, as he could say quite rightly that NATO’s moves were unprovoked. Then he lost it when he proved that NATO was right to expand all along, because he was indeed a warmonger all along.

It is not difficult to understand, db. You just choose to side with a war criminal because you think he is a Christian soldier.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 24, 2023 8:57 am

Hunter Biden used FBI mole named ‘One-Eye’ to tip him off to China probes: tipster

By Miranda Devine

Hunter Biden had an FBI mole named “One-Eye” who tipped off his Chinese business partners that they were under investigation, according to an Israeli energy expert arrested in Cyprus last month on gunrunning charges.

The House Oversight Committee is investigating the explosive claims by Dr. Gal Luft, a former Israel Defense Forces lieutenant colonel with deep intelligence ties in Washington and Beijing, who says he was arrested to stop him from revealing what he knows about the Biden family and FBI corruption — details he told the Department of Justice in 2019, which he says it ignored.

Luft, 56, first made the claims on Feb. 18 on Twitter, after being detained at a Cyprus airport as he prepared to board a plane to Israel.

“I’ve been arrested in Cyprus on a politically motivated extradition request by the U.S. The U.S., claiming I’m an arms dealer. It would be funny if it weren’t tragic. I’ve never been an arms dealer.

“DOJ is trying to bury me to protect Joe, Jim, and Hunter Biden.

“Shall I name names?”

Luft remains in jail awaiting extradition to the US over what he says are trumped-up charges of arms trafficking to China and Libya, and violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

Through his American lawyer, Robert Henoch, Luft said he tried four years ago to inform the DOJ that Chinese state-controlled energy company CEFC had paid $100,000 a month to President Biden’s son Hunter and $65,000 to Joe’s brother Jim, in exchange for their FBI connections and use of the Biden name to promote China’s Belt and Road Initiative around the world.

Luft learned about the scheme through his own relationship with Hunter’s Chinese business partners, Patrick Ho and Ye Jianming, the chairman of CEFC.

From 2015 to 2018, Luft organized international energy conferences in partnership with Ho’s think tank, the nonprofit China Energy Fund Committee (CEFC-USA), a front organization for Ye’s CEFC.

Ye confided to Luft that Hunter had an informant in the FBI “or formerly of the bureau, extremely well placed, who they paid lots of money to [provide] sealed law enforcement information,” says Henoch.

The FBI mole was called “One-Eye.”

“One-Eye” told Ye that the Southern District of New York was investigating him and/or Ho in late 2017, and that “an Asian, an African, and a Jewish guy” were named on a sealed indictment, says Henoch.

Soon after that tipoff, Ye offered Hunter $1 million to be his “private counsel” and flew to China, leaving his wife, daughter, son, mother, and nanny in his $50 million penthouse at 15 Central Park West.

He was detained in Shanghai three months later and disappeared.

Before he left New York, Ye told Ho that the coast was clear for him to come back to the US.

On Nov. 18, 2017, Ho flew into JFK Airport, where he was arrested by FBI agents on bribery and money laundering charges.

“Ho was the patsy … the fall guy,” says Henoch.

Ho was convicted in December 2018, without calling a single witness, served three years in jail, and was deported. Prosecutors placed the spotlight in his case on China’s use of foreign bribery to win contracts for its Belt and Road Initiative.

Hunter was paid $1 million by CEFC to represent Ho, which entailed contacting his FBI sources on Ho’s behalf and engaging another attorney to do the legal work, according to emails on his laptop.

CEFC paid a further $4.9 million to Hunter and Jim Biden in monthly installments for 14 months from August 2017, government records show.

The House Oversight Committee released bank statements last week, showing an additional $1,065,000 was funneled from a Chinese company affiliated with CEFC to Hunter, Jim, and Hallie Biden, Hunter’s former lover, and widow of his late brother, Beau.

The payments were made in increments over three months through Biden associate Rob Walker, whose wife, Betsy, had been personal assistant to then-second lady Jill Biden.

Luft claims he contacted the DOJ after Ho was jailed and federal investigators flew to Brussels to interview him for more than 18 hours on March 28 and 29, 2019.

But he never heard from them again — and less than four weeks later, Joe Biden announced he was running for president.

“The DOJ had this information in March 2019 and did nothing,” Henoch said this week from Israel, where he is fighting Luft’s extradition.

“Congress has the Biden bank records but it doesn’t know the reason for the payments. Now it does. The information that the whistleblower Dr. Luft gave the DOJ four years ago is the missing link for the reason behind the China-Biden money transfers. Clearly, this is explosive stuff.”

Henoch has been speaking to congressional investigators, Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) confirmed to The Post last week.

Gabor
Gabor
March 24, 2023 8:58 am

Crossie says:
March 24, 2023 at 8:45 am

I just found out that I can recall an uptick if I click on it a second time. Is that just on my device or everyone’s?

Neat, that explains Lizzy’s query.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 24, 2023 9:00 am

So, now Lizzie can stop worrying about upticks, downticks and zero ticks.
We suspected that CMD Longtime Lurker and Thought Leader were up to something there, but we haven’t seen any ticking shenanigans for a while.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 24, 2023 9:01 am

I don’t and can’t understand hate of groups of people, that aren’t alive and haven’t been in your lifetime. I don’t like any nationality on mass. As individuals I like just about everyone. I can only imagine how Holicaust Victims and their families feel. The Purges in Russia and China. The Ethnic cleansing in the Balkins and so on infinitum. I personally can’t hate them but instead be aware these things can happen too easily. Little did I think it would be my own friends and family being capable of such things but the events of the past three years have proved me wrong. Not on the same scale but cheering from the sidelines. I can’t explain it. Have we become so lazy we can’t reason any more. Having nothing to do with such people is the only way for me now.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 24, 2023 9:02 am

Some also suspected Vladimir Titsoff of phantom upticking too, but I wasn’t so sure.

Johnny Rotten
March 24, 2023 9:02 am

The Fed Does Not Back Down

COMMENT: Marty, it’s refreshing to have Socrates that is totally unbiased. It projected continued rising rates into next year and the Fed just proved its point. It is not backing down.

Thank you. Socrates is very enlightening.

GS

ANSWER: I know there were a lot of talks that surely the Fed had to lower rates and start QE all over again. Most of those sorts of comments have no real experience in markets. They just mouth a lot of hot air. Perhaps instead of putting masks on cows, we should do that on the shills. The Federal Reserve had no choice but to raise interest rates although it was just by a quarter point. Not to do so and the Fed would lose all credibility and the market would then not take them seriously.

You MUST understand that this crisis has unfolded because too many banks were wrapped up in WOKE culture and hired people who were UNQUALIFIED to run risk management. Some were more excited about cross-dressing as a woman and winning the Rainbow award in banking than actually protecting the bank from the risk of rising interest rates.

In a statement released at the conclusion of the meeting, Fed officials acknowledged that recent financial market turmoil is weighing on inflation and the economy, though they expressed confidence in the overall system. “The US banking system is sound and resilient.” They had no choice but to make this statement.

“Recent developments are likely to result in tighter credit conditions for households and businesses and to weigh on economic activity, hiring and inflation. The extent of these effects is uncertain.”

The Fed is saying that their rise in rates will in fact reduce inflation and economic activity. The banks have this yield curve risk and that is different from the 2007-2009 crisis where the debt was based on fraud. Here, the debt is US Treasuries so they are not going bankrupt from that aspect, but it is a liquidity crisis.

If these people who scream loudly but know nothing really about finance keep up the nonsense, they will only add to the uncertainly. This inflation is accelerating thanks to the war.”

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/markets-by-sector/interest-rates/the-fed-does-not-back-down/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

Indolent
Indolent
March 24, 2023 9:02 am
Crossie
Crossie
March 24, 2023 9:03 am

calli says:
March 24, 2023 at 8:52 am
Ahaha! Crossie has found the secret of the zero! Sorry rosie, I tried it on your comment and got a 0.

Are you back in Oz or still in transit?

Thank you Calli, I gave you an uptick for that and didn’t take it back.

rosie
rosie
March 24, 2023 9:06 am

I’m back
I’m not very happy with Qantas at the moment but at least I’m home.
My issued e-ticket was for the 21st March but Qantas had put me on an Air France flight for the 20th, I had a couple of hours of fun and games at CDG, it was not possible for Air France to pick up a phone and contact Qantas to sort it. I had to do it, via the fairly useless Qantas office in France, they made me pay a significant sum to rebook the actual flight on my ticket, then failed to issue it, so there was another frantic call from me at 5.58pm (their French office closed at 6.00pm) to get a ticket number.
I’ve lodged a complaint with Qantas seeking a refund of the additional payment and will take it to the advocate’s office if necessary.
How could that even happen?

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 24, 2023 9:07 am

Nasty. Fire or hot water?
Glad wrap or/and morphine?

Pro tip (from one who participated in the asylum seeker boat fire rescue of northern WA) – glad wrap is a fantastic burns dressing, but you need to lay it on in sheets, not ‘wrap it round’ or subsequent swelling makes it dangerously tight.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 24, 2023 9:07 am

The good news is my niece has had her day, or should I say 3 days of testimony in court. Rigorous cross examination that almost broke her. The conviction of a sex predator the result. Several women made complaints but last night slept a little easier.

Johnny Rotten
March 24, 2023 9:10 am

A drunk was zigzagging his way through the streets at 4 AM. Two policemen in a car decided to approach him. One cop asked “Where are you going at this time of night?” “I’m going to a lecture”. “A lecture?! At this time of night? What about?!” “About the effects of alcohol and drugs on the human body. The damages caused by living a reckless life. The degradation that free love and sex bring to a marriage. The negative impacts of all this on the central and peripheral nervous system. The dangers of a life without God in your heart…” One of the policemen stops him: “Okay, okay, we get it. But who’s giving such a lecture at this time of night?!” “My wife, as soon as I get home!”

Cassie of Sydney
March 24, 2023 9:11 am

” You just choose to side with a war criminal because you think he is a Christian soldier.”

Meanwhile you side with Jew haters, pedophiles, perverts, misogynists and lots of other scum.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 24, 2023 9:13 am

What can’t be known is how many terrorist attacks have been prevented as the result of locking the cockpit.

Since 9/11 any would be terrorists in the cabin will be swarmed by the passengers.
In the example you gave the “terrorist” was the co-pilot. Just remove the ability to lock entirely.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helios_Airways_Flight_522
MH370, under some scenarios may have had a cabin full of conscious passengers who ran out of the emergency oxygen after 15 minutes, cabin crew whose walk around bottles eventually ran out, leaving a flyable aircraft full of dead people.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 24, 2023 9:15 am

” You just choose to side with a war criminal because you think he is a Christian soldier.”

If anyone does think Vlad is the Great White Hope for Christendom, they are deluded.

Johnny Rotten
March 24, 2023 9:16 am

Men freely believe that which they desire.

– Julius Caesar

P
P
March 24, 2023 9:18 am

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:
March 23, 2023 at 5:12 pm

The High Court will be tied up for months in legal dogfights over how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.

‘A con job’: Architect of The Voice SLAMS PM’s plan
Ben Fordham – 1 hr ago

Professor Greg Craven has told Ben Fordham, the broadness of the proposed change, could tie up the High Court with legal challenges for years.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 24, 2023 9:19 am

Lockable cockpits.
They will not be removed because of passenger confidence. The first airline who did would be swamped by cancellations.
As for passengers “swarming the cockpit”, I think you overestimate the number of iodine fuelled Truthers and Preppers out there.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 24, 2023 9:19 am

My wife paid for a flight that got called off coz of the coof. The Bstards decided to keep the money. Credit card company weren’t interested even though no service had been performed. She didn’t give up. Kept complaining the lo and behold, because she had to use the same airline got a credit with all the upgrades along the way including free hotel and food. The cost recently for the same flight was double. Keep annoying them Rosie, it might not happen overnight but it will happen.

Dot
Dot
March 24, 2023 9:19 am

Ana Kasparian will probably get cancelled soon, refuses to be called a uterine birthing module.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 24, 2023 9:20 am

Yes vote would ‘spell 10-15 years of litigation

No campaign leader Warren Mundine has issued concerns that the voice could spell litigation over the next 10-15 years as he called the referendum “a disaster”.

“[The referendum question] is like being asked: ‘Would you like cake with your coffee?’, we like to know what is in the cake before we say yes to it,” Mr Mundine told News Breakfast this morning.

“We are going to be in litigation for the next 10-15 years over this voice when it gets up and guess what? It is not going to change one iota of anything on the ground for Aboriginal people.”

Mr Mundine said it is a “falsehood” that Indigenous Australians don’t already have a voice.

“Since 1973 we have been having advisory committees and all of them have failed to certain extents,” he said.

“This whole thing is built on a falsehood that Aboriginal people have never had voices to parliament.

“I go to Canberra quite often and I am tripping over Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders every day while I am there. We will spend hundreds of millions of dollars on this which could be better spent in those communities.”

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 24, 2023 9:21 am

Think of the poor bugs. They have feelings too!

Insect Farming Is Booming. But Is It Cruel? (16 Mar, via Climate Depot)

“We’re at the starting point of a conversation about insect welfare,” says Jonathan Birch, a philosopher at the London School of Economics. One of the key questions here is whether insects are sentient and have the capacity to feel pain and suffer.

For Chittka, the fact that scientists have found multiple indicators of sentience in certain insects is reason enough to argue that these animals can have unpleasant experiences. … Even fewer studies have been done on insects when they’re still larvae. This adds another problem because mealworms and black soldier fly larvae are usually killed before they are adults. Are insect larvae less capable of feeling pain than adults? We really don’t know.

“If there are welfare concerns, you’ve got to intervene at the planning stages, when those facilities are being designed and constructed,” says Bob Fischer, a professor at Texas State University who works on insect welfare. … If we’re going to start farming these animals en masse, though, the kindest thing to do might be to err on the side of caution.”

Well there’s always lentils I suppose.

Help Save the Planet: Eat Lentils (23 Mar)

Unless of course lentils are sentient and can feel pain too. Ok yes lentils are obviously more sentient than that bunch of scientists who’re agonizing about insect feelings. What a time to be living in!

Cassie of Sydney
March 24, 2023 9:21 am

“Ana Kasparian “

Another Nazi, they’re everywhere!

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 24, 2023 9:22 am

Jesus wept, I said the terrorists in the CABIN would be swarmed by the passengers. Effwit.

Johnny Rotten
March 24, 2023 9:22 am

Cassie of Sydneysays:
March 24, 2023 at 9:11 am
” You just choose to side with a war criminal because you think he is a Christian soldier.”

Meanwhile you side with Jew haters, pedophiles, perverts, misogynists and lots of other scum.

Exactly. The Soviet Union persecuted religion. Putin supports the Russian Orthodox Church.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 24, 2023 9:24 am

Germany’s AfD Party on Nord Stream Attack: “If Seymour Hersh is Correct, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz Committed Treason and Must Resign”

The head of Germany‘s right-wing opposition party Alternative for Germany Tino Chrupalla has called for Chancellor Olaf Scholz to resign if charges Scholz and Joe Biden conspired to cover up the Nord Stream pipeline sabotage are true, as investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has charged in his latest bombshell.

In yesterday’s Substack report, Hersh quotes anonymous intel sources, claiming that German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and White House Resident Joe Biden discussed how to cover up US responsibility for the Nord Stream attack on March 3 in the White House.

“I was told by someone with access to diplomatic intelligence that there was a discussion of the pipeline exposé and, as a result, certain elements in the Central Intelligence Agency were asked to prepare a cover story in collaboration with German intelligence that would provide the American and German press with an alternative version for the destruction of Nord Stream 2”, Hersh wrote.

Whether or not Chancellor Scholz was alerted to the attack, he has “clearly been complicit since last fall in support of the Biden Administration’s cover-up of its operation in the Baltic Sea”, Hersh wrote.

“The allegations by Pulitzer Prize winner Hersh are serious”, AfD head Tino Chrupalla said. “If they are correct, the Chancellor bears responsibility for covering up an attack on vital and valuable German infrastructure. And he would have abused the power of the German government to commit an act of treason. This begs the question: Did he know about the planning and execution of the crime? In order to clarify these questions, we call for an investigation involving all European partners. If Chancellor Scholz was somehow involved in the Nord Stream attack, he must resign.”

The right-wing AfD has submitted a peace plan to end the war in Ukraine and is currently surging in the polls, passing the ruling Green party, which has abandoned its roots in the peace movement to vocally support the Ukraine war.

Last week, March 15, the AfD moved to convene a parliamentary inquiry on the Nord Stream attack in the Bundestag, which was passed into committee for further deliberation.

Indolent
Indolent
March 24, 2023 9:25 am
Johnny Rotten
March 24, 2023 9:26 am

Indolentsays:
March 24, 2023 at 9:21 am
Secret Government Documents confirm COVID-19 Vaccine roll-out caused Excess Deaths in Australia to increase by 5,162%

Unfortunately, it hasn’t killed all of the people that it should have. Head Case and MontyPox Virus to name a couple…………………………….

Dot
Dot
March 24, 2023 9:27 am

Good crespecular greeting phrase motile gamete distributors and uterine birthing modules, it’s Dr Goldberg here again to be a stick in the mud about your favourite red or black pulling shills such as Jordan Benzodiazepeterson and Devon (mmmm!) “The world is ending just like the Turner Diaries but I live in Scottsdale, AZ) Stack.

Dot
Dot
March 24, 2023 9:28 am

. Putin supports the Russian Orthodox Church.

The current “Patriarch” “was” KGB.

calli
calli
March 24, 2023 9:28 am

At least you’re back safe and sound rosie. What airlines, particularly Qantas are getting away with is grim. I do all my travel on FFPs, and finding flights is like finding a needle in a haystack. Rarely use Qantas now. It used to be Cathay, but now JAL is our go-to.

Dot
Dot
March 24, 2023 9:29 am

PILLING

Good lord this autocorrect likes to $&@; up some smart alecky posts.

Roger
Roger
March 24, 2023 9:31 am

The Soviet Union persecuted religion. Putin supports the Russian Orthodox Church.

So did Stalin from 1941.

He rehabilitated the church as part of the state apparatus, a role it continues to this day. The current patriarch is a former KGB agent, as was the previous patriarch.

A few years ago the Russian Orthodox Church produced a calendar commemorating Stalin’s life.

calli
calli
March 24, 2023 9:32 am

Give yourself zero upticks, Dot. That should fix autocorrect good and proper.

I disabled mine, therefore I own all my stupid mistakes.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 24, 2023 9:32 am

Daily Mail.

Judge shuts down Lisa Wilkinson’s demand for 39,823 pages of Bruce Lehrmann’s phone records going back six years that include details of every app he opened during that time – as his ‘prison’ text emerges

Bruce Lehrmann is suing Wilkinson and Channel 10 for defamation
Ex-staffer is also suing news.com.au and Samantha Maiden
Judge slammed Wilkinson request as a ‘fishing expedition’

Dot
Dot
March 24, 2023 9:35 am

It’s not me. I have three deranged fans, I think they are are motile gamete distributors, not uterine birthing modules.

Dot
Dot
March 24, 2023 9:36 am

Bruce Lehrmann is suing Wilkinson and Channel 10 for defamation
Ex-staffer is also suing news.com.au and Samantha Maiden
Judge slammed Wilkinson request as a ‘fishing expedition’

Now we need the same demand of Wilkinson, Ten, Higgins, Gallagher etc.

They’re just trying to intimidate him.

Dot
Dot
March 24, 2023 9:37 am

In the future there will be metadata rehabilitation services as there are PR firms for people now.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 24, 2023 9:37 am

The ozone hole was another one. Cheap and safe refrigerants were replaced by less effective and more volatile ones making SOME people a great deal of money.

Not to mention a space shuttle disaster and millions of refrigerators/cool rooms which failed.
In the early 1990’s as a result of the Montreal Protocol on CFC’s the two component polyurethane foams were replace by a new formulation as the old one generated CFC’s. The new formulation seemed to work but the resulting foam was not as strong as the old when it set. It also had the nasty habit of either not setting and keeping in expanding or in a few months/years disintegrating to uselessness as insulation. We had a fridge like that.
I also saw a propeller which was made with kevlar/epoxy skins over two part foam in a mold. Early ones were OK but the later ones, the foam kept expanding and the engine wouldn’t make static RPM as the prop was too thick.

calli
calli
March 24, 2023 9:39 am

Here’s one of Qantas’ little money spinners…

You make a booking using their website. All good. Tickets issued. Then they decide to reschedule the flight, it happens. Unfortunately, that rescheduling clashes with a connecting flight so you have to cancel and rebook.

The website mysteriously does not allow you to cancel and rebook using FFPs, so you have to phone them to do it manually. And…guess what? They deduct FFPs for you, the passenger, having the hide to phone them because their website has been tweaked so that you have to phone them.

One way to diminish the vast number of unused FFPs amassed during Covid.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 24, 2023 9:48 am

Exclusive — Alan Dershowitz: Alvin Bragg Created ‘a Crime that Doesn’t Exist’ to ‘Get the Perp Walk’ of Trump

Bragg is stonewalling Congress, which is a tell also.

Alvin Bragg Formally Refuses to Cooperate with Congressional Investigation (23 Mar)

It’d be fun if he gets perp walked himself for contempt of Congress.

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 24, 2023 9:48 am

Today The Australian, an increasingly garbage news site, describes Kellie-Jay Keen as “controversial”, but doesn’t similarly describe Ms Thorpe.

Isn’t controversial another one of Bernard Wooley’s irregular verbs?
I am visionary.
She is controversial.
You are a threat to oUr DEmoCrAcy.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 24, 2023 9:49 am

Ana Kasparian will probably get cancelled soon, refuses to be called a uterine birthing module.

Unlike JK Rowling, who has her Harry Potter books revenue completely separate from personal political persona, Kasparian is a member of the (no longer so) Young Turks. If they dump her she will have to start trying to carve out a new niche for herself, and there will not be much of an uptake because she has made herself an enemy of the left by being doctrinally impure.

Disagree on one point and you are cast out. The collective cannot contain within itself the least dissent because people will have to decide between the two viewpoints. They will think. Thinking would be an infection that would spread.

And remember, no one hates like the left. If Ana’s life is ruined by her standing by a principle they won’t think her heroic but misguided. They will relish her suffering. Her just punishment.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 24, 2023 9:58 am

Eyriesays:

March 24, 2023 at 9:22 am

Jesus wept, I said the terrorists in the CABIN would be swarmed by the passengers.

Will they?
Really?
I think we now call that “Mark Wahlberg Syndrome”.

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
March 24, 2023 9:58 am

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”
Albert Einstein

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 24, 2023 10:00 am
Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 24, 2023 10:03 am

“…I go to Canberra quite often and I am tripping over Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders every day while I am there…”
Homelessness is another problem entirely, Mr Mundine

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 24, 2023 10:04 am

While the cats away the mice will play.

Kazakhstan’s seizure of Russian space assets threatens the Soyuz-5 rocket (23 Mar)

“Earlier this month, a Kazakh news site, KZ24, reported that the Republic of Kazakhstan had seized the property of TsENKI, the Center for Utilization of Ground-based Space Infrastructure, in Kazakhstan. This firm, which is a subsidiary of Roscosmos, is responsible for launch pads and ground support equipment for the Russian space corporation.

Kazakhstan’s president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, apparently sees Russia’s preoccupation with Ukraine as a window of opportunity to assert greater autonomy for Kazakhstan.

Russia, for its part, has pushed back on further autonomy for Kazakhstan. Weakening ties with the large country to its south could lead to a further crumbling of the Russian Federation. At times, the rhetoric has grown heated. For example, former Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev has called Kazakhstan an “artificial state” and, on the Russian social media site VKontakte, accused the neighboring country of planning genocide against ethnic Russians in Kazakhstan.”

Mr Medvedev needs to zip it, since calling countries “artificial states” is quite unlikely to go down well. Certainly didn’t with another country I can think of.

Gilas
Gilas
March 24, 2023 10:04 am

Johnny Rotten says:
March 24, 2023 at 9:22 am

Cassie of Sydneysays:
March 24, 2023 at 9:11 am
” You just choose to side with a war criminal because you think he is a Christian soldier.”

Meanwhile you side with Jew haters, pedophiles, perverts, misogynists and lots of other scum.

Exactly. The Soviet Union persecuted religion. Putin supports the Russian Orthodox Church.

Correct.
To equate Putin’s Russia with the old USSR is an insult to amoebic intelligence.
This 3-part documentary on YT has previously unseen video footage of the utopia that Lenin unleashed, including the first ever gulag in 1923, in the Orthodox Monastery in the White Sea’s Solovki Islands.
It’s a French production, with an excellent female narrator.
All the iterations of the Soviet Secret Police, even a couple I wasn’t aware of in the early 1930s, are well described.
Unfortunately, the most graphic images of Bolshevik benevolence are greyed-out, probably by the nannies from YT, but one can clearly see the people’s enthusiasm for the propaganda excreted by their psychopathic leaders.
Seeing that millions of strong, resourceful people didn’t rise against their daily oppressors for 7+ decades is the most depressing message of this excellent series.
Therefore, anyone who thinks that modern, cossetted Western conservatives have the balls to fight the current fascism, before the West is destroyed, is dreaming.
Reality is sobering.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 24, 2023 10:06 am

Passengers swarming a would be terrorist has already happened.

Roger
Roger
March 24, 2023 10:06 am

I’ll just note this here…

Too dumb to cover his face.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 24, 2023 10:07 am

Opinion

This outrageously expensive subs deal simply caters to the US. Again

In one week the government’s justification for needing outrageously expensive nuclear submarines has shifted from defending the continent to the old 1960s forward defence policy in Asia which lured us into Vietnam – with all its heartbreak.

Paul Keating Former prime minister

In Thursday’s The Australian Financial Review Defence Minister Richard Marles sharply shifted the justification for the government’s wild purchase of nuclear submarines from the likelihood of a Chinese military invasion of Australia to simply the protection of sea lanes – sea lanes, Marles argues, on which Australia depends.

In just one week following my address to the National Press Club, wherein I claimed China had not threatened Australia, was not intending to threaten Australia and would be unable to threaten Australia, in the event that any threat materialised as an amphibious invasion, the government has dropped maintenance of that central argument for its nuclear submarine purchase to now one devolving to a need and a rationale of protecting Australia’s sea lanes.

So, in one week the government has gone from needing outrageously expensive nuclear submarines to weigh off a potential invasive threat from China to now – hold it – needing them, principally, to protect our sea lanes, an altogether different issue as to scale, purpose and urgency.

Marles in parliament yesterday said: “Our national interest and our national security extended beyond our shoreline – as we are highly dependent on global trade.”

In other words, Marles is implicitly arguing that Australia’s defence policy should no longer be the defence of the continent but a forward defence posture – a forward defence which would allow nuclear submarines, with their indefinite seakeeping, to attack remote targets such as threats to Singapore’s oil refineries or, of course, the Chinese coast itself.

In other words, the old 1960s forward defence policy. The policy which lured us into Vietnam – with all its heartbreak.

There is no rational basis for the Albanese government facilitating the withering expense of nuclear submarines other than to suit and comply with the strategic ambitions of the United States.

Marles went out of his way to put down my argument that 40 to 50 diesel-powered Collins class type submarines would be superior for Australia than eight nuclear submarines by saying that my view was “out of touch”. He went on further to say that my view about a defence of the continent policy “was an antiquated view”.

This is part of the government line first articulated by Penny Wong, who said: “Keating has his view, but in substance and in tone they belong to another time.”

Readers will get it. Possessing no real argument against the points I raised at the Press Club, the defence minister and the foreign minister, despite my long policy experience, deprecate my view as “antiquated”, “out of touch” and, in substance, belonging “to another time”.

The point is, of course, had Wong had the foresight and the courage to argue five years ago that China was not threatening us, did not intend to threaten us and could not threaten us – i.e., the position I argued at the Press Club; an argument she would have won – Labor would have avoided the shocking bind into which Scott Morrison jammed it on AUKUS.

Instead, for five years, Wong chose a unity ticket on China with Julie Bishop and, unbelievably, with Marise Payne – leaving Labor absolutely no place to go on foreign and defence policy with the People’s Republic of China.

Now, Marles has been pushed out to argue not against any supposed invasion by China, but rather, secondarily, the protection of sea lanes – the very same sea lanes that service and fuel China’s massive material demands. The maritime demands of the world’s largest manufacturing and trading economy.

In other words, Marles now believes China may disrupt its own vital sea lanes simply to damage our interests on the way through!

On the Insiders program last weekend, Marles was arguing that, among others, it is up to us to protect the “rules-based order” at sea.

And this is despite the fact that the major state of the world, the United States, has for 40 years now refused to ratify the UN International Law of the Sea Convention – the very law of the sea itself.

The US invokes the “rules-based order” but won’t sign up to “the rules” itself. That’s for mugs like us to do.

In the permanent “Law of the Sea” debate within the United Nations, the failure of the US to join the UN Law of the Sea Convention is called “hypocri-sea”. This is how staff and diplomats refer to it.

It is that “hypocri-sea” that Australia’s Defence Minister, Richard Marles, is now adopting and trafficking in as an apologia for the budget-busting purpose of buying nuclear submarines.

One thing we can now be certain of: there is no rational basis for the Albanese government facilitating the withering expense of nuclear submarines other than to suit and comply with the strategic ambitions of the United States – ambitions which slice through Australia’s future in the community of Asia, the basis of our rightful and honourable residency.

Paul Keating was prime minister of Australia from 1991 to 1996.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 24, 2023 10:13 am

The AFR View

The cost of Green-left purity is too high

The Greens must put pragmatism before ideology to pass the safeguard mechanism or risk another 2010-style dead end.

Australia has a clear-cut carbon emissions reduction goal of net zero by 2050. But in a complex economy the route to get there is not the simple straight line that the Greens demand. Their price for supporting the key safeguard mechanism in the Senate is a crashing halt to all new coal and gas development.

This week the green movement began to splinter in the heat and pressure of the negotiations with the Albanese government, with Greens founder Bob Brown storming out of the Australian Conservation Foundation after the campaign group urged Greens leader Adam Bandt to compromise in talks with the government.

The price of such ideological purity is too high for the country and the climate. The green-left, among the Greens and Labor’s green fringes, has to accept that gas will be around for decades, and has to be accommodated in the net zero target – just as the Coalition eventually had to accept net zero.

There is broad national consensus behind the emissions targets.

But a sudden halt to new gas supply in particular would destroy it, with rising power prices, regional job losses, and blackouts. An orderly transition would become a cliff edge, and the transition contested again.

By 2027, the east coast LNG exporters will have no more surplus above-contract gas to divert. There is no escaping that fresh gas supplies will be needed to keep the factories and gas-fired “firming” or back-up power stations going.

And it’s not just the lights that are in doubt (although the system has buckled before, with blackouts in Victoria and NSW in the early 1980s, ironically under the strains of new coal and aluminium-driven industries).

It’s also the overall fitness of the economy to bear long-term transition costs, highlighted by the Productivity Commission’s coverage of Australia’s “hodgepodge” emissions policies last week.

Labor needs the Greens because the Coalition, too, has succumbed to ideology to stand by its pro-coal base. But that’s economically irrational because a much wider carbon price would spread the burden from the big emitters the Coalition wants to protect. So the Greens must put pragmatism first to get something done or risk another 2010-style dead end.

The Nixon-in-China moment is falling to the leaders of the left to make the historic medium-term compromise with fossil fuels to get that long-term climate salvation over the line.

Dot
Dot
March 24, 2023 10:15 am

For example, former Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev has called Kazakhstan an “artificial state” and, on the Russian social media site VKontakte, accused the neighboring country of planning genocide against ethnic Russians in Kazakhstan.”

Russia, Our Lady of Perpetual Victimhood.

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 24, 2023 10:16 am

Saudi + comedy.
Who knew such things existed?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 24, 2023 10:16 am

Hunter Biden used FBI mole named ‘One-Eye’ to tip him off to China probes: tipster

Id be inclined to view this with a jaundiced eye.
Sounds “too good to be true’ = usually is.

Roger
Roger
March 24, 2023 10:17 am

…Australia’s future in the community of Asia, the basis of our rightful and honourable residency.

“rightful and honourable residency”

What does that phrase mean?

We have to justify our existence by becoming part of Asia?

Even Asians don’t believe that.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 24, 2023 10:18 am

Many people don’t think of it. They simply get on airliners to be propelled through the upper tropopause, where there isn’t enough air to breathe and the temperature is -60 degrees at a high fraction of the speed of sound, in a fragile metal tube built at lowest possible cost, without a thought.
However, nobody wants to fly on a remotely piloted airliner or even one with only one flight crew member.
Why?
The answer is because the folks up front have skin in the game. If their arses get there, so do the passengers’ arses.
Locking the cabin doors says” we don’t care about you” in the back, at least a little.
I’d fly on any airline that took the damn door off. There was concern about the locked, reinforced door when that policy was brought in. Apparently the door being open/flying open was part of the structural concerns in a depressurisation event according to a Qantas pilot I know.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 24, 2023 10:18 am

Duk.

The bubs burns are covered by independent little squares of gladwrap, not rolled on over areas.
Sort of a lamelar baby now.

Might have dodged a major bullet, Blisters on both eyelids indicate he had his eyes closed when he tipped it on, so fingers crossed no burns to eyes themselves.

JC
JC
March 24, 2023 10:18 am

Correct.
To equate Putin’s Russia with the old USSR is an insult to amoebic intelligence.

Gilas, just because Putin’s Russia is now a mafia style kleptocracy with ambitions to control some of its neighbours and create an Eurasian empire doesn’t mean there are no similarities to the old communist kleptocracy of the Soviet Union. There are great similarities.

The Russian Orthodox Church is just an arm of the Kremlin. No biggie.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 24, 2023 10:20 am

‘She should be embarrassed’: Peter Dutton slams Lidia Thorpe’s behaviour at Let Women Speak event

Senator Lidia Thorpe has been lashed after being tackled by police after she tried to disrupt a controversial protest in Canberra.

Opposition leader Peter Dutton has become the latest politician to slam controversial Senator Lidia Thorpe for her attendance at a ‘women’s rights’ rally that resulted in a scuffle with federal police, labelling her actions as “pathetic” and “embarrassing”.

The Liberal Party leader denounced the Senator after video emerged of her being wrestled to the ground for trying to disrupt trans-critic and women’s rights activist Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull at a rally outside Canberra’s Parliament House on Thursday.

Senator Thorpe was filmed parading an Aboriginal flag while charging at Ms Keen-Minshull, who also goes by the name Posie Parker, before she was intercepted by authorities and driven to the ground.

She then crawled away with the flag still in hand, before standing up and marching towards a group of pro-trans activists.

Mr Dutton has since condemned the rogue senator’s “shameful” actions, which adds to a growing list of stunts Senator Thorpe has performed to make a statement about her outspoken views.

“The Australian Federal Police should not have to waste their resources in dealing with stunts from Senator Thorpe,” the former Home Affairs Minister said on Thursday.

“It was a pathetic display and she should be embarrassed at her behaviour.”

Meanwhile, One Nation Leader Pauline Hanson has also unleashed a scathing tirade on Senator Thorpe, telling Sky News host Peta Credlin she was “disgusted” and her actions were “pathetic from a senator”.

“I was there … you can see me in the footage anyway in the white dress, that was me and I was disgusted with her actions of her coming there to protest carrying the Aboriginal flag,” Senator Hanson said.

She added she couldn’t hear what Senator Thorpe said word-for-word however did acknowledge she heard the phrase “you’re on Aboriginal land”.

“(These) are her actions all the time, she wants relevance all the time, she’s trying to make a name for herself,” she said.

Senator Thorpe told reporters after the ordeal she didn’t “tolerate this kind of filth” in relation to the meaning behind Ms Keen-Minshull’s rally.

“They are racist, they’re homophobic, they are destroying people’s lives and this country should be ashamed that they even let people like this into this country,” she said.

“Now I went to tell her or that thing, that they are not welcome here.

“I’ve been assaulted by the police today as a sovereign Gunnai Gunditjmara DjabWurrung woman and the police need to answer for the assault but also this government needs to answer why these people are allowed in this country.”

In recent weeks, Ms Keen-Minshull has been travelling around Australia for her Let Women Speak tour which has sparked major protests and clashes between opposing groups on several occasions.

The women’s rights campaigner has been attacked as a “transphobe” for her opposing views towards puberty blockers, transgender women in female sports and the opening up of female bathrooms to biological men.

There is a 7 min 5 Sec Peta Credlin Video on Lidia Thorpe at the Link

Roger
Roger
March 24, 2023 10:22 am

To equate Putin’s Russia with the old USSR is an insult to amoebic intelligence.

Setting up a straw man to knock him down.

Nobody is equating Russia with the Soviet Union; there are continuities and discontinuities, not least among the discontinuities being the border changes since 1991 and the independence gained by the former Soviet republics.

Leon L
Leon L
March 24, 2023 10:26 am

Calli:

The website mysteriously does not allow you to cancel and rebook using FFPs, so you have to phone them to do it manually. And…guess what? They deduct FFPs for you, the passenger, having the hide to phone them because their website has been tweaked so that you have to phone them.

If you can’t do it on line, the fee ($ or points) will be waived, but sadly, you have to point this out to the agent during the call.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 24, 2023 10:29 am

Wally Dalí says:
March 24, 2023 at 10:00 am

I’ll just note this here…

Wally,

has there been confirmation anywhere else re the identification of that individual Melbourne Black Nazi Attendee – surprised not taken up by Daily Mail, Medi

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 24, 2023 10:30 am

Luigi the unbelievable “it wont be going to court” vow is holding up as well as you might imagine.

Legal experts worry the words ‘executive government’ could lead to Voice referendum court battles

At the bare minimum it indicates the high court will be hearing a case deciding if they do have to be involved in disputes.
Post Mabo there is zero . zero-zero% chance of them not choosing to make themselves final arbiters of the munni to be gouged.

Roger
Roger
March 24, 2023 10:33 am

Luigi the unbelievable “it wont be going to court” vow is holding up as well as you might imagine.

When even the ABC is sceptical…

johanna
johanna
March 24, 2023 10:35 am

Farmer Gez says:
March 24, 2023 at 8:44 am

Met a bloke from Rushworth yesterday who’s going to have a three thousand acre solar farm built next to his farm and a big sub station.
It has to be fenced to keep all the wildlife out to protect the panels.

So much for the sacredness of wildlife corridors, which have been imposed on landholders elsewhere to Save Da Planet by protecting biodiversity.

The Net Zero crowd are obviously Number One in the environmentalist hierarchy at present. But, there are rumblings from old fashioned tree huggers who are getting cranky about wind and solar facilities despoiling the countryside and adversely affecting wildlife and plants. See Brown, Bob as a local example.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 24, 2023 10:43 am

Apparently the door being open/flying open was part of the structural concerns in a depressurisation event according to a Qantas pilot I know.

That Qantas pilot knows very little about the structural integrity of the aircraft he flies in, including depressurisation equalisation mechanisms.

Cassie of Sydney
March 24, 2023 10:44 am

I condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it’s been a disaster for both Russia and Ukraine, but particularly Ukraine and the Ukrainian people, however I don’t and have never regarded Ukraine as some innocent neighbour who did nothing to warrant the Russian invasion. Ukraine has long been a corrupt shithole and to pretend otherwise and label it as some plucky little country, similar to Belgian in World War I, is just engaging in fantastic bullshit. Putin doesn’t pretend to be a nice person, he isn’t a nice person but here in the West we no longer have serious and credible leaders and politicians in the mould of Pope John Paul II, Thatcher, Reagan, Kohl and Mitterand, instead we have grotesque corrupt adolescent called Trudeau, a mincing Napoleon imitator called Macron and the worst…a venal, corrupt, and senile rotting corpse in the WH who, when he’s not spending time with a pervert like Dylan Mulvaney, is walking around dazed and confused, having to be propped up by his obscenity of a wife.

Oh and at the moment the Biden administration is financing and fomenting protests in Israel, Hungary and Georgia. It isn’t having much luck in Hungary. Its chief warmongering whore, the grotesque Samantha Power, is its chief instigator in egging on and inciting protests against…….yes…..democratically elected governments. It’s clear to me that the corrupt Biden administration has no respect for democratic outcomes that go against its own social, economic and military goals and if you dare to stand up to such things as the LGBTQI+ drivel, Washington will foment and finance protests and not just peaceful protests either.

I think we all need a reality check. This isn’t 1989 anymore.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 24, 2023 10:45 am

Wally Dalí says:
March 24, 2023 at 10:00 am

I’ll just note this here…

I imagine some keyboard sleuths will be looking at his Facebook page and Twitter account (all public domain, so not really much sleuthing required) to see if he actually has any Nasti sympathies. And, if not, the question begging would be why he decided to go to the rally and play the Neo-Nasti.

He already has a credibility black-mark against him – his father is VicPlod, probably one of the most infamous and violent gangs in the country. The Spring Street gang.

Shy Ted
Shy Ted
March 24, 2023 10:45 am

We need 3 referendums at every federal election. Topics might include the death penalty, politician and public servant term limits, consequences for legislation and programs with significant adverse outcomes, native title, foreign aid, politicians overseas travel, publicly funded media, publicly funded advertising on FTA media, consequences for false allegations, migrant intake, school curriculums and lots more.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 24, 2023 10:47 am

One thing we can now be certain of: there is no rational basis for the Albanese government facilitating the withering expense of nuclear submarines other than to suit and comply with the strategic ambitions of the United States –

100% correct.

… ambitions which slice through Australia’s future in the community of Asia, the basis of our rightful and honourable residency.

Alarm bells here.
Keating is saying Australia is part of Asia [again] and we’re only here on sufferance.
Although he makes the point that Diesel Electric Subs are suited to the Defence of Australia, that’s what we should’ve bought.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 24, 2023 10:49 am

Most of the heavy lifting on cleaning up water and air pollution was done and dusted 40 years ago. Since then all sorts of non problems have been tackled by the enviroloons usually resulting in more environmental damage than existed before, just in different places. See wind taxpayer farms, solar panel arrays, bans on CFCs etc etc.
BTW the whole “CFCs cause startospheric ozone depletion” thing fell over when somebody did some actual experiments in the lab under the conditions that exist in the stratosphere at ozone levels. It was thought that the whole thing including intermediate reactions was done and dusted, tied up with a pretty ribbon. Turns out one of the key intermediate reactions in the chain doesn’t run nearly fast enough for the whole thing to be true – like only 5 to 10% as fast as necessary for the hypothesis to be true.
Stick a fork in technical civilisation, it’s done.

Roger
Roger
March 24, 2023 10:49 am

…there are rumblings from old fashioned tree huggers who are getting cranky about wind and solar facilities despoiling the countryside and adversely affecting wildlife and plants. See Brown, Bob as a local example.

Big issue in north QLD atm with rainforest being cleared for wind farms.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 24, 2023 10:53 am

The locked cabin door on an airliner removes one threat.
That is, hijackers on a suicide mission turning it into a missile or a drawn out siege with hostages held for days or weeks at a location of the hijackers choosing.
This leaves them with the option of killing 100-400 passengers by hand with limited weapons at their disposal. If they want to do that, they will choose a location on the ground, which will garner more publicity and enable the terrorists to live to fight another day.
But, by all means, why don’t you start up Iodine Airlines with no cabin doors.
Should be a hit.

johanna
johanna
March 24, 2023 11:01 am

TheirABC has pulled a daily double of fallacies with this story:

A koala colony in the New South Wales Blue Mountains will become one of the most important in the country due to climate change, according to researchers.
Key points:

Koala populations have fallen by 62 per cent in NSW, according to the World Wildlife Fund
Researchers say the Blue Mountains habitat is better suited to deal with climate change
The number of koalas in the region is not known but it is believed to be a “stronghold” for the endangered species

The marsupial’s population size in Wollemi and Kanangra-Boyd National Park is not known but is believed to have risen in the past decade, despite the species struggling nationally.

Last year, the Commonwealth government listed koalas as endangered, while a NSW parliamentary report found they could be extinct across the state by 2050.

Climate change is a major threat to the species’ existence, contributing to an increase in bushfires and heatwaves.

Science for Wildlife conservation ecologist Lachlan Pettit is investigating the suitability of the Blue Mountains area for avoiding the worst of the rise in temperatures.

“During a heatwave, koalas become heat stressed and that can be really bad for the animals’ health. We can see high mortality rates,” Dr Pettit said.

“The habitats in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area are critical for koalas to use because there are deep gullies [and] old growth trees which provide a lot of shade and cooling.”

Firstly, the “koalas are in danger of extinction” balderdash. There have been some excellent articles at Quadrant about this. Koalas, like kangaroos, are prone to boom and bust population cycles. There have been recent examples of overpopulation in koala colonies, where anxious environmentalists have actually removed and relocated part of the population in a futile attempt to foil the natural cycle.

The steadfast belief of contemporary environmentalists in stasis in the natural world means that they keep getting things competely wrong, especially when it comes to population statistics and their meanings.

Secondly, having seen a very healthy and visible colony of koalas in a state park about 100kms from Dubbo, where baking hot summers are the norm, the notion that Kendall’s Bell Birds should be renamed Koala Barks is simply ludicrous.

I notice that TheirABC’s climate coverage is getting more and more shrill. Do they detect a weakening of the political base?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 24, 2023 11:07 am

TikTok Employees Donate 94% to Dems and Leftists

The late, great Rush Limbaugh used to say, “Follow the money.” That’s what Media Research Center (MRC) did, and it turns out that employees from Chinese-owned TikTok donate overwhelmingly to leftists and Democrats. This comes as TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew testifies before Congress on Thursday.

TikTok is owned by ByteDance, a Chinese company in which the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) owns a financial stake and board seat. MRC Business reported on March 23:

Open Secrets records reveal a total of 122 donations [from TikTok employees] to political entities exceeding $66,000. Over 94 percent of those donations went to left-wing candidates and groups, totaling $62,088.00 in 114 transactions from July 27, 2020 to Aug. 8, 2022. A mere total of $4,250 in donations went to Republican politicians in eight transactions by comparison, but those 8 donations all came from the same three individuals. The maximum-allowed Federal Election Commission individual contribution limits for the 2020 and 2022 electoral cycles were $2,800 and $2,900 respectively.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) were recipients of the biggest donations from TikTok employees, MRC Business said. Joe Biden also received over $2,000 in 2020. Biden originally rolled back Trump-era restrictions on TikTok in 2021.

It’s not just TikTok, either, as I reported for Rogue Review in February 2022. Relatively few employees from TikTok’s parent company ByteDance donated to American politicians in the 2020 election cycle, based on Open Secrets records, but all of the top ten recipients of ByteDance employee donations were Democrats except socialist Bernie Sanders and Republican David Perdue (and Sanders ran in the Democrat presidential primary for that election cycle). Joe Biden was the top donation recipient.

While the Biden administration has reversed its previous pro-TikTok actions and banned the app on federal devices, and while some Democrats have joined Republicans in calling for a national ban of the app, other Democrats are still supporting TikTok. TikTok is the most popular app for young people in America, but it collects disturbingly detailed data on users, including faceprints, location data, file names, and user activity across multiple devices. Chinese employees at ByteDance can access TikTok data, and all Chinese companies are required to share data, including non-public data, with the CCP. TikTok trackers were just found embedded on multiple state government websites, too.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 24, 2023 11:11 am

Most airline pilots love lockable cockpit doors as a means of keeping undesirables out.
No, not terrorists.
Enthusiastic private pilots who know a bloke who knows a bloke who is one of the “Higher Ups” at Qantas and who wants to come into the cockpit and bore you shitless with his aviation stories for an hour.
Must be a blessed relief to do your job without being pestered by gifted amateurs at every turn.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 24, 2023 11:11 am

Secret Government Documents confirm COVID-19 Vaccine roll-out caused Excess Deaths in Australia to increase by 5,162%

Secret Government Documents?
An otherwise unnoticed 5,162% increase in Excess Deaths?

Why, it must be the Exposé
How do they do it?

Step 1: Calculate the massive increase by comparing 2020 (28,000 Australian Covid cases and 950 ‘Covid’ deaths) with 2022 (10.7 million Australian Covid cases, 14,600 ‘Covid deaths’).

Step 2: Attribute 100% of excess deaths to Covid vaccination.

Step 3: That’s it.

Buy ’em a coffee.

[For those seeking an alternative, alternative independent view: the Actuaries Institute’s COVID-19 Mortality Working Group’s latest analysis of excess deaths. Detailed, with graphs and analysis and statistical stuff – done by people paid big cups of coffee by insurance companies to get it as right as possible.]

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 24, 2023 11:12 am

He had the moral high ground before he invaded when he talked about NATO expansion, as he could say quite rightly that NATO’s moves were unprovoked. Then he lost it when he proved that NATO was right to expand all along, because he was indeed a warmonger all along.

Shorter m0nty=fa

“Putin was good when he criticised NATO expansion, but baaaaazd when he reacted to NATO expansion.”

Two bob each way?

Gilas
Gilas
March 24, 2023 11:14 am

JC says:
March 24, 2023 at 10:18 am

just because Putin’s Russia is now a mafia style kleptocracy with ambitions to control some of its neighbours and create an Eurasian empire doesn’t mean there are no similarities to the old communist kleptocracy of the Soviet Union. There are great similarities.

The Russian Orthodox Church is just an arm of the Kremlin. No biggie.

No argument from me, however the evil is on an astronomically different scale.
I’ve read bits of the Gulag Archipelago, mainly to do with the Cheka, NKVD etc.. But the videos from the Siberian labour camps (Kolyma anyone?) or the building of the BBK canal (White Sea to Baltic Sea) are something else.
Unimaginable evil..
We all knew that, but pictures are needed to truly understand.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 24, 2023 11:15 am

… Pope John Paul II, Thatcher, Reagan, Kohl and Mitterand, …
Pope John Paul II -worked for the KGB, some say for the General Government too, his activities in Poland at the time are a matter of dispute
Thatcher corrupt leader, see al-Yamaya deal with Saudi Arabia, Lockerbie bombing, Zeebrugge disaster, many more …
… and Mitterand
Nazi collaborator.

Top Ender
Top Ender
March 24, 2023 11:16 am

Meamwhile in the Northern Territory:

Action for Alice 2020

Breaking now in Darwin-
The Territory is officially out of control !!!!!!
5 armed robberies of two bottlos last night in Palmerston. Staff threatened with knives and a tomohawk. Staff threatened with ”I will slit your throat”. All for grog

The Voice will fix it but…

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 24, 2023 11:18 am

But the videos from the Siberian labour camps (Kolyma anyone?)
2 different places.
Kolyma isn’t in Siberia and Siberia isn’t inside the Arctic Circle.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 24, 2023 11:18 am

Troubled man in a stewardess uniform advertised as the face of ‘inclusion’ policies for United Airlines kills himself

Kyle had abandoned his birth name and instead, was living as Kayleigh Scott…he was “transgender.”

More than that though, Kyle was a poster child for the “trans” movement and corporate “inclusion” policies like DIE. In 2020 United Airlines celebrated “Kayleigh” in a woke public relations campaign video:

But the truth is, Kyle was celebrated and supported as a “trans” person — so news of his suicide begs the question: why?

Published yesterday at Natural News:

Researchers at the Iran University of Medical Sciences found that 81 percent of people who say they are transgender are experiencing major personality disorders.

According to the study, 57.1 percent of transgender individuals have narcissistic personality disorder, while the overall average number of psychiatric diagnoses for transgender patients is three.

The study concluded: ‘Personality disorders are common in patients with Gender Identity Disorder who are candidates for sex reassignment. As a result, the assessment of Personality disorders before sex reassignment surgery and offering psychological and medical intervention care, if needed, is strongly suggested.’

Of course, no one needed to tell us that destructive ideations of self-harm indicate intense mental anguish; from outside the leftist box, we can see right through the phoniness. Mentally well people don’t kill themselves, and feeling as if you’re trapped in the wrong body with a desire to chop up your sex organs screams of mental illness.

It ought to go without saying, but people who think they’re “trans” are suffering from delusions, and need proper psychiatric care, not validation.

Kyle’s story is just another data point in a trend showing how evil and calamitous leftist policies and ideas really are.

The mitigating factors surrounding his death are an inconvenient truth bound to be brushed under the “progressive” rug, and an unwanted “told ya so” moment for conservatives like me.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 24, 2023 11:24 am

The right-wing AfD has submitted a peace plan to end the war in Ukraine and is currently surging in the polls, passing the ruling Green party, which has abandoned its roots in the peace movement to vocally support the Ukraine war.

Leftards have never been pacifists, they are simply selective in which side they support, while deriding those who support the other side as warmongers.

Good morning m0nty=fa.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 24, 2023 11:25 am

Dream job.

King Charles is looking to hire a vegan chef at Buckingham Palace (23 Mar)

Buckingham Palace has an ad for a job that “is truly like no other.”

King Charles is looking to employ a live-in sous chef trained in the vegan arts to prepare him meals.

The new cook will help the residence’s head chef and will whip up foods for the royals, staff members and guests.

The monarch’s diet is part-vegan, meaning he noshes on meals free of dairy and meat one day a week.

The 74-year-old also goes for a vegetarian diet twice a week.

So he’s a Meatless Monday Man? But is a carnivore four days a week? The whole Windsor family seems to be getting weirder and weirder with time.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 24, 2023 11:27 am

Most airline pilots love lockable cockpit doors as a means of keeping undesirables out.

It is quite possible to have a policy of not letting non FA or flight drew into the cockpit without locking the door. So help me you’re a dope.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 24, 2023 11:27 am

Sorry, crew.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 24, 2023 11:28 am

Sure, but the Poles were also prone to extending their territorial possessions and made strategic blunders that would cost an excessive price.
Correct.
Here’s a comment from Unz Review [March 21] that makes the point:

Why did Hitler and Stalin ally themselves against Poland and jointly attack and divide it in September 1939?

This is also out of context. While not liking Hitler, Marshal Pi?sudski understood the importance of making peace with Germany. A non-aggression pact was signed, which ended virtually all of the the ethnic cleansing of Germans, and led to Germany ceding some disputed territories to Poland. His advice to his successor Marshal Edward Rydz-?mig?y was to continue the dialogue with Germany and make peace. Little happened, but after Pi?sudski died, Rydz-?mig?y signed a pact with France against Germany, and resumed the ethnic cleansing of Germans in disputed territories. Along with the offer on plebiscites in disputed territories and the Danzig “corridor” was an offer to defend Polish borders for 25 years. That was rejected and the mobilization of the military ordered. It was only then that the Ribbentrop-Molotov Agreement was negotiated. Had Rydz-?mig?y followed Pi?sudski’s advice, there would have been no attack on Poland.

[Pildsudski had died in 1935]

Robert Sewell
March 24, 2023 11:29 am

Dot:

The trans stuff is only as bad as it is now because parents have very little rights.

Considering the issue isn’t Trans rights, but limiting the rights of mentally unwell women with Munchausens Syndrome by Proxy, there is a very good case for making puberty blockers, “Gender Affirming Surgery” (straight out of the Big Brother Book of Bullshit, that one) and any other interventions into the natural development of the child i.e. < 18 years of age utterly illegal. Including the proselytising and 'education' bullshit.
Opening up the asylums for the lunatic parents to live in would be a worthy and money making venture as well. 🙂

Gilas
Gilas
March 24, 2023 11:29 am

Roger says:
March 24, 2023 at 10:22 am

Setting up a straw man to knock him down.

Nobody is equating Russia with the Soviet Union

Could have fooled me.
For some, the visceral dislike of Putin is creating some interesting perspectives.

Chris
Chris
March 24, 2023 11:30 am

So he’s a Meatless Monday Man? But is a carnivore four days a week? The whole Windsor family seems to be getting weirder and weirder with time.

BoN, your scientific self must question a statement like that.
How on earth would you eliminate the possibility that the reporting of Royal weirdness varied for external reasons, but the actual expression of weirdness was indistinguishable from background – for that genetic inheritance?
If there were ever an argument for that Spartan hillside…

Robert Sewell
March 24, 2023 11:35 am

Crossie:

As regards Lidia Thorpe, ban her from approaching any rally except her own. She can roar and wave the war stick there as much as she wants.

Lidia is a runaway diesel engine. Without a governor to limit her antics, she’ll just keep going faster and faster until she blows up. Let you go. She’ll soon find her natural speed – zero.

Shy Ted
Shy Ted
March 24, 2023 11:37 am
duncanm
duncanm
March 24, 2023 11:37 am

“We’re at the starting point of a conversation about insect welfare,”

ref. a recent Speccie article pointing to eugyppius plague chronicle

libtards care more for insects than they do their immediate families.

Roger
Roger
March 24, 2023 11:38 am

Could have fooled me. For some, the visceral dislike of Putin is creating some interesting perspectives.

‘The past is never dead. It’s not even past.’

Particularly in that part of the world.

Bar Beach Swimmer
March 24, 2023 11:38 am

Big storm here yesterday with heavy rain and thunder/lightning, but you wouldn’t know it today. Wind is from the east(ish) and the water is beautiful with perfect waves coming in.

Eight coal ships.

Robert Sewell
March 24, 2023 11:42 am

The Frolicking Moll:

Glad wrap.

Excellent stuff, that. Especially as a replacement for S8s. ‘Mazing just how well it works.

Robert Sewell
March 24, 2023 11:45 am

To the Italian Cooks:
I’m making a 10 litre batch of Spag Bol.
Should I chuck a tin of pineapple pieces in as well? For that authentic Aussie touch?

Cassie of Sydney
March 24, 2023 11:46 am

“For some, the visceral dislike of Putin is creating some interesting perspectives.”

Indeed, someone here even tried to make out that Putin was worse than Hitler.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 24, 2023 11:47 am

Lidia Thorpe is just BlackWashing the No case at the Referendum.

Guilt by Association- it’s used because it works on a Mass Scale.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 24, 2023 11:49 am

Luigi the unbelievable “it wont be going to court” vow is holding up as well as you might imagine.

One of the most absurd “arguments” advanced through this whole process. Anyone who can Google “European Court of Human Rights” knows exactly the road we are heading down. And possibly half of them know why they want to head down that road. Imagine every issue being Hindmarsh Island?

johanna
johanna
March 24, 2023 11:53 am

Re European reactions to the Ukraine thingo.

The modern history of Europe is one of endless, pointless wars. The casus belli were often trivial or manufactured. Just look at the history of redrawn boundaries and see that almost every war created the pretext for the next. No amount of ‘enlightenment’ via education and better living standards seems to have prevented these chancres from being transmitted to subsequent generations.

I don’t blame the Poles for hating the Russians, they have good reason, but these endless blood feuds going back centuries make the Hatfields vs the McCoys look like English professors arguing about T S Eliot.

It is ironic that the EU simultaneously claims to know what is right for the whole world in terms of social policies, but can’t even begin to quell murderous and warlike sentiments in its own members.

As for Australia getting involved – there was some justification in the World Wars, but I can’t see even a skerrick of one when it comes to Ukraine. Except sucking up to Joe Biden, that is.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 24, 2023 11:54 am

One thing the courts readily accept won’t be justiciable is the sacredness of beliefs. Expect a lot of , if the Waygl says this it must be so. Too bad if you like life in the post Stone Age.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 24, 2023 11:56 am

To the Italian Cooks

Let them eat cake.

Make the ‘most delicious’ and ‘moist’ chocolate cake with added ingredient – tomato soup (23 Mar)

John said: “It’s a chocolate fudge cake with tomato soup, I know it sounds [weird], but it’s amazing. This is my invention, but I didn’t invent the idea. It’s from 1950s America. The tomato soup just makes it so fudgy and sweet as well. It sweetens it that little bit more.”

No idea what it tastes like but it sounds like an interesting idea!

Robert Sewell
March 24, 2023 11:56 am

Crossie:

Robert Sewell, the current war does not go back a 1000 years, it is a result of Stalin’s decisions and carving up territories to punish his enemies and reward his friends. Poland and the Baltic states remember that and see a threat to themselves.

Yes, I get that, Crossie. My point was that the entire region has been at war and the centre of civil strife for a long, long time. Perhaps 1,000 years was a stretch of the facts?
Look at it in the same way that the Bible looks at 40 days and 40 nights – no one knows exactly, but it was a damn long time.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 24, 2023 11:59 am

… it wont be going to court” vow is holding up as well as you might imagine.

If it can’t go to the High Court, then Parliament and the Executive can ignore The Voice at whim.
BTW, is The Executive or Executive Government mentioned elsewhere in the Constitution?
I doubt it.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 24, 2023 11:59 am

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.’
Particularly in that part of the world.

And at the Australian Open tennis.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 24, 2023 12:14 pm

The modern history of Europe is one of endless, pointless wars. The casus belli were often trivial or manufactured. Just look at the history of redrawn boundaries and see that almost every war created the pretext for the next. No amount of ‘enlightenment’ via education and better living standards seems to have prevented these chancres from being transmitted to subsequent generations.

Mate of mine said “their memories are too long”

johanna
johanna
March 24, 2023 12:21 pm

Not sure what to make of this:

3:03

Authorities in the UK are set to re-launch a child vaccination campaign in London in response to a polio outbreak in the capital.

British authorities are to re-launch efforts to see every child in London aged from 1 to 11 vaccinated against Polio after an outbreak of the disease last year.

An initial campaign to see all children jabbed was started last year after the formerly extinct disease was found in the city’s sewer system, with the virus thought to have possibly re-entered open-borders Britain from abroad.

Despite this attempt to get the population most vulnerable to the disease vaccinated, uptake for the childhood polio jab in London remains well below the national average, with the country’s National Health Service now set to renew efforts to get more children inoculated against the virus, which can cause paralysis and even death.

“Until we reach every last child, we cannot be sure that we will not see a case of paralysis,” The Telegraph reports Dr Vanessa Saliba of the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) as saying regarding the outbreak.

“Even a single case of paralysis from polio would be a tragedy as it is completely preventable,” she continued. “Only by improving vaccination coverage across all communities can we ensure resilience against future disease threats.”

If you read on, you will find that not a single case of polio has been detected. Since it is a very nasty disease, if there were any cases, they would have been noticed.

I’m not sure about these microbes in sewage claims. They were popular during the COVID panic, but there is no evidence that they proved a thing.

OTOH, the knee-jerk reaction that ‘we must inoculate 100% of children just in case’ is eerily familiar, and not in a good way.

If I were a parent there, I’d be waiting and seeing.

Lysander
Lysander
March 24, 2023 12:25 pm

The split in the InVoice has me a bit concerned…

Some want it to be applicable to “Ministers of the Crown” whereas others want it to be “Executive Government.” There’s a stark difference here!!!

It’s one thing advising Ministers for OPM but why on Earth would they want to be advising the Governor General?

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 24, 2023 12:25 pm

Lidia Thorpe will probably be one of the most effective campaigners getting people to voting on the Voice referendum.

The fact that the more she pushes ‘yes’ the more people will vote ‘no’ just adds a certain relish.

People ought to be aware of this. Those who vie for and scramble to get into these positions are not average, ordinary people. They aren’t the people you sit beside on the bus, or helping out at the school fete, fixing your car, putting out fires, or helping you with your taxes.

No. It will be zealots like Lidia. People who want power so they can impose their will on others. People who think everyone else is wrong or evil and in need of being ‘fixed’.

Look at the circus freaks that slimed their way into the HRC. There was Gillian who cared about people but was prepared to write off her own child, deciding it not worth investing any parental affection. And Southpossumarse desperately trying to redefine racism to encompass increasingly innocuous things as well as scouring the land asking people to make complaints that they had not felt the need to make otherwise, all in order to keep demand up.

So imagine a ‘voice’ filled with people like Lidia. Does it seem likely to anyone that it will be a staid and measured institution seeking to ensure honest concerns are transmitted to parliament? Or does it seem more likely to be a hate filled canker doing everything it can to gather up as much power (and tap into as much wealth) with the core axiom that no punishment and no amount of confiscating freedom, money, or dignity from non-Aboriginal Australia can ever be enough.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 24, 2023 12:25 pm

Water is racist.

Opinion: How the bottled water industry is masking the global water crisis (Phys.org, 23 Mar)

“The fast-growing bottled water industry also impacts the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in many ways.

The latest UN University report revealed that the annual sales of the global bottled water market is expected to double to US$500 billion worldwide this decade. This can increase stress in water-depleted areas while contributing to plastic pollution on land and in the oceans.

In the Global North, bottled water is often perceived to be healthier and tastier than tap water. It is, therefore, more a luxury good than a necessity. Meanwhile, in the Global South, it is the lack or absence of reliable public water supply and water management infrastructure that drives bottled water markets.”

It was interesting to see who the authors are:

Zeineb Bouhlel
Research Associate, Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), United Nations University

Vladimir Smakhtin
Former Director of the Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), United Nations University

Apparently there is a United Nations University and its denizens are just as off the planet as the rest the organization is. You learn something new every day, even if it is something stupid.

Dot
Dot
March 24, 2023 12:30 pm

Lysander

Now think if Da Squeal gets to “advise” on executive prerogatives.

Gilas
Gilas
March 24, 2023 12:32 pm

Ed Case says:
March 24, 2023 at 11:18 am

But the videos from the Siberian labour camps (Kolyma anyone?)
2 different places.
Kolyma isn’t in Siberia and Siberia isn’t inside the Arctic Circle.

Wikipedia (1) and Wikipedia (2) say otherwise.

Roger
Roger
March 24, 2023 12:32 pm

The fact that the more she pushes ‘yes’ the more people will vote ‘no’ just adds a certain relish.

Hang on…I thought our Lidia opposed The Voice?

She sees it as tantamount to conceding indigenous sovereignty.

Indolent
Indolent
March 24, 2023 12:33 pm

The whole transgender edifice is based on drugs. So much for clean sport.

World Athletics bans transgender women from competing in female world ranking events

Indolent
Indolent
March 24, 2023 12:39 pm

Of all the horrors we’ve faced over the past three years, this is quite simply the worst because, if successfully implemented, it would enslave us all. There is a link to Jordan Schachtel’s piece which is referenced but do read this one through first because it provides highly plausible means and methods of imposing this on us.

central bank digital currencies and banking crises

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 24, 2023 12:39 pm

Hahaha!

Even free transport can’t shake Luxembourg’s love of the car (TechXplore, 23 Mar)

Three years after Luxembourg declared all public transport free in a bid to clear its roads of jams and cut pollution, the car is still king of the congested Grand Duchy. … Luxembourg, along with the rest of the European Union, is attempting to transform itself into a carbon neutral economy by adopting green technologies in transport, energy, factories and farms.

Free, and worth every cent. At least in Luxembourg they are less likely to be mugged on public transport or have some passenger feel them up. But you can see why getting people to use public transport is losing proposition. Time for a song!

Queen – I’m In Love With My Car (1975)

Robert Sewell
March 24, 2023 12:39 pm

Wally Dahlia:
https://twitter.com/PlanCAddJelly/status/1638987275114811392
Excellent find – one of the Nazi protesters is a coppers son!

Dot
Dot
March 24, 2023 12:43 pm

That might be legit. That tattoo might be a Black Sun?

Anyway, then VikPol has a Nazi problem.

I did like the Twitter link, e.g., The Victorian Lockdown Pardee, Doing What Matters, Shooting Viktoriastanis in the back!

Shy Ted
Shy Ted
March 24, 2023 12:44 pm

Take your pick, johanna
Big money spinner, all those kids

johanna
johanna
March 24, 2023 12:45 pm

Pretty lean haul for this puffed-up operation:

A four-day, multi-agency operation that started on Monday saw officers on both sides of the border carry out firearm searches and issue several firearm prohibition orders.

As a result, 19 people were arrested in NSW and eight in Victoria.

These included a 37-year-old man who was arrested and charged at a home on Wingara Street, North Albury after police attended to serve a firearm prohibition order.

During a search of the home, officers found a gel blaster, ammunition, Finks outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) paraphernalia, electronic devices and a Harley Davidson believed to be stolen.

A gel blaster? Really?

and

A 39-year-old man was charged with driving while disqualified after he arrived at a home on Roper Place, West Albury while police were there waiting for him.

He allegedly refused a drug test.

Meanwhile, in Echuca, a 42-year-old man was arrested and charged with possessing small quantities of amphetamine and officers seized a homemade shotgun, ammunition and imitation handgun from a 31-year-old man.

Prescription medication, cannabis and imitation handguns were among the other items seized.

Yep, they’re hot on the trail of serious crime. I mean – prescription medication, cannabis and imitation handguns? Why, it’s like Chicago in the 1930s down there. 🙂

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 24, 2023 12:45 pm

Uncle Luigi’s tearful wording:

In recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Peoples of Australia:

1) There shall be a body, to be called the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice;

2) The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice may make representations to the Parliament and the Executive Government of the Commonwealth on matters relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;

3) The Parliament shall, subject to this Constitution, have power to make laws with respect to matters relating to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice, including its composition, functions, powers and procedures.”

Under this wording the Parliament, obviously, has the power to make laws regarding the Voice’s powers, functions, procedures etc – and this is already being put forward by Experts as a fail-safe against unwanted outcomes. However, to the extent that these subsidiary laws curtail, or restrict the Voice from carrying out the express functions in clauses 1) and 2), these laws are going to be:

a) political toxin; and
b) judiciable in the High Court.

If this wording gets up in Referendum, the outcome will be years of High Court entrail examination, uncertainty – and representatives of the Voice continually appearing in outposts of the Executive Government to make on-the-spot representations (which must be duly considered in good faith).

Given the Constitutional and conventional definition of Executive Government, this anticipates the Voice electing to represent an ATSIC viewpoint (or, more likely, 307 viewpoints) to everything from the Executive Council, through Cabinet, down to the Innaminka office of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

Nice government you had there…

Faustus KC (in Chambers)

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 24, 2023 12:49 pm

Authorities in the UK are set to re-launch a child vaccination campaign in London in response to a polio outbreak in the capital.

Yep, it’s 5G warfare.
All the Polio Vaccines were and are just as big a hoax as the Covid Vaccines.

And before some sanctimonious traveler shows up plainting about some little boy she knew long ago …
Every Polio case in the First World since 1950 has been caused by the Vaccine- I recall one in particular.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 24, 2023 12:58 pm

What time do voting booths open tomorrow?

And are they still allowed to do sausage sizzles for the ones on school grounds?

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 24, 2023 12:58 pm

An initial campaign to see all children jabbed was started last year after the formerly extinct disease was found in the city’s sewer system, with the virus thought to have possibly re-entered open-borders Britain from abroad.

I was recently discussing sewage testing generally, and the London polio outbreak in particular, with a CSIRO neighbour heavily involved with the Covid sewage testing. I was amazed at the sensitivity – apparently, amongst all the shite swirling through London, a properly designed surveillance program could detect a small cluster, or even a single case of a rare, or unique virus like polio.

johanna
johanna
March 24, 2023 12:58 pm

calli says:
March 24, 2023 at 9:32 am

Give yourself zero upticks, Dot. That should fix autocorrect good and proper.

I disabled mine, therefore I own all my stupid mistakes.

People who complain about autocorrect should only do so if it is impossible to disable. Not sure if that situation exists.

Mine is always switched off too.

Judging by the frequent errors such as ‘reigns’ for ‘reins’ all over the MSM, it’s not very helpful if accuracy is the objective.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 24, 2023 12:59 pm

Given the Constitutional and conventional definition of Executive Government, this anticipates the Voice electing to represent an ATSIC viewpoint (or, more likely, 307 viewpoints) to everything from the Executive Council, through Cabinet,

Or it may represent no Aboriginal viewpoints that anyone has seen previously.
The Scope is endless, it may never get around to proposing anything anyone could think of as an Aboriginal Viewpoint, while putting forward
stuff that would boggle the mind.

For instance, Remote Area access to Alcohol is a huge issue up there, but the Liquor Industry is a major employer in the NT too.
If the Voice proposed a Bottleshop on every corner, that would become Law and it would be nonPC to inquire who got paid off.

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 24, 2023 1:02 pm

Vlad the Terrible should have abided by the rules.
Allowing the United States the opportunity to reject any motion placed
before the UN Security Council condemning the Ukies planned escalation
in cleansing the Donbass and Luhansk Oblasts of those Russians
who’d been infiltrating the sacred lands of the Ukraine for centuries
would’ve been the right thing to do.
Launching a spoiling attack wasn’t.

Diogenes
Diogenes
March 24, 2023 1:03 pm

Mate of mine said “their memories are too long”

Easy to say from an outsiders point of view.

My father’s family, lived in Hungary for nearly a thousand years, then woke up one day in Romania.

My paternal grandmothers’s family, lived in Germany for at least 800 years. Woke up one morning to discover they were now Russian.

My maternal GGF, his family lived in Lothringen as far back as they can trace. Were German for centuries, until 1648, then were suddenly cheese eating surrender mnkees, very happy in 1871 to be brought back into Germany.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 24, 2023 1:07 pm

Jazz Jennings’ mother

Who started transitioning her son at age five.

johanna
johanna
March 24, 2023 1:08 pm

Just smoked a payback cigarette from one of the housemaids. I smoke a premium brand, she is poor and who knows what it is.

It is like smoking old rope that has been lying in a drain for a couple of weeks. No wonder she coughs like she has TB.

Just another consequence of the War on Smoking.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 24, 2023 1:12 pm

And are they still allowed to do sausage sizzles for the ones on school grounds?

I haven’t seen any the last few elections at my local booth at the primary school. Which is sad. Maybe sausage sangas and charity lamingtons are too environmentally damaging or something.

Cassie of Sydney
March 24, 2023 1:26 pm

“Jazz Jennings’ mother speaks about forcing Jazz to dilate and further mutilate their neo-vagina to keep the wound from closing.”

A few months ago, here on the Cat, someone compared the doctors who perform such operations on minors as being like Mengele. That person was 150% correct.

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
March 24, 2023 1:32 pm

Mac crash! Test.

Cassie of Sydney
March 24, 2023 1:35 pm

Amen to the Oz for publishing this, amen to the wonderful Brendan O’Neill from Spiked. He’s in fine form and he doesn’t mince words…

“Posie Parker protests: iron fist of intolerance in velvet glove of woke
BRENDAN O’NEILL

It is a mystery to me that anyone could look at those Posie Parker gatherings and think Posie Parker is the problem.

On one side there’s the diminutive bottle-blonde from Britain whose rallying cry is “Let women speak”. Parker’s supporters are mainly women, too. All of them have been impeccably civil. They’ve stood still in a public place and given calm, sensible speeches, mainly on their concerns with transgenderism.

On the other side, in contrast, there is a baying mob. We’ve seen huge crowds of Posiephobics bellowing insults at these women who only want to speak.

I was horrified by the sight of independent senator Lidia Thorpe crawling on her hands and knees – after she was knocked to the ground by cops – so she could tell “that thing” (Parker) that she was not welcome here.

That thing? Now that’s dehumanising language.

I was shocked by the sight of the Tasmanian Greens senator Nick McKim saying Parker and her gang of “Nazi-supported transphobes” should not be referred to as TERFs but as TERDs.

A TERF is a trans-exclusionary radical feminist – that is, a woman who commits the thoughtcrime of believing men cannot become women. A better title for them was TERDs, McKim said – “trans-exclusionary right-wing dropkicks”.

“They’re not TERFs, they are TERDs,” he said, much to the juvenile glee of Posie-haters on Twitter. You don’t need a PhD in linguistics to work out why McKim chose the acronym TERD. It’s because it sounds the same as turd: excrement, faeces.

A public official grossly demeans women whose only offence is to speak in public and we’re meant to be more outraged by Posie?

I have been alarmed by the heaving crowds that have tried to menace Parker into silence. The mob has chanted “F..k off, Posie, f..k off”. Social media has overflowed with hyperbolic effluent about Parker. She’s scum, she’s a Nazi Barbie. Misogyny much?

So, yes, there has been hate and hysteria on the streets of Australia these past couple of weeks. But it hasn’t come from Posie’s camp. It has come from her searingly intolerant critics.

The woke demonise Parker as a bigot, but it is they who behave like bigots.

The Oxford Dictionary of English defines bigotry as “intolerance towards those who hold different opinions from oneself”. Who does that better describe – Parker and her supporters, who only want to express their beliefs, or the mobs who furiously shout down these women, these “things”, these turds?

The fury around Parker tells us a really important truth about political correctness. It comes dolled up in the language of kindness and fairness, but in reality it’s a chillingly unforgiving creed that will destroy anyone who deviates from its commandments. In the mob loathing for Parker we can glimpse the iron fist of intolerance that lurks in the velvet glove of woke.

Posie Parker is the pseudonym of Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, one of the best-known blasphemers against trans thinking.

She believes sex is immutable. She thinks a man never becomes a woman, no matter how many hormones he takes or surgeries he undergoes. She wants biological males out of women’s sports and women’s spaces.

Her Let Women Speak initiative is genius, in my view. She cleverly entices the woke to behave in a menacing fashion in full public view.

Across Britain and now in Australia, her public stunts lure misogynists into daylight. She knows the counter-protesters will make her point for her. She and her allies say: “Let women speak”, and the mob essentially replies: “No. Shut up. Go home.”

Hey presto, the sexism that she believes courses through the veins of the trans lobby makes itself visible. Job done.

For me, the most cynical thing the Posie-haters did during her visit to Australia was brand her movement “Nazi-adjacent”. They did this after a bunch of hard-right idiots turned up to Parker’s gathering in Melbourne. Uninvited, it should be noted.

This gave rise to the chant: “Posie Parker, you can’t hide/You’ve got Nazis on your side.”

What desperate stuff. Virtually every anti-Israel demo of recent times has had anti-Semites on it, people who horrifically demean Jews as Nazis or child-killers. Yet the left never describes Palestine solidarity as “Nazi-adjacent”.

Their hurling of the Nazi gibe at Posie’s women is a sexist silencing tactic. It’s designed to paint these harridans as being beyond the pale, and thus ripe for censure and punishment.

Ironically, these right-on leftists are rehabilitating the crudest insult of the old alt-right.

Those hard-right rabblerousers infamously called feminists “feminazis”. Now the woke left calls them “Nazi-adjacent”. In both cases the low aim is to shame women into silence, to drive these uppity broads off the streets and back into the kitchen, presumably.

Posie and her allies are defending reason and freedom. They’re standing up for biological truth and the right of women to express themselves.

Their woke persecutors, meanwhile, are the foot soldiers of irrationalism. They fantasise that there are 72 genders and they clamour for the silencing of all who disagree.

Liberty or absurdity? I know which side I’m on.

Thank you Brendan.

Figures
Figures
March 24, 2023 1:45 pm

I’m not sure about these microbes in sewage claims. They were popular during the COVID panic, but there is no evidence that they proved a thing.

They prove that the germ theory is a lie is what they prove.

They also prove that the so-called “eradication” of diseases (like smallpox or polio or rinderpest) are abject lunacy. When the narrative is that the disease no longer exists, then we stop looking for the supposedly culpable germ and if we observe the symptoms in people we call it something else. If, however, the narrative changes and we want to find it again, then find it we will.

Now, given that I have provided an obvious reading of the facts I expect Dot and monty to jump up and down hysterically. Monty will call me a conspiracy theorist and Dot will say that because bloodletting and miasma were wrong, the polio vaccine must work.

shatterzzz
March 24, 2023 1:51 pm

The minister for Indigenous Australians, Linda Burney, says an incident in which senator Lidia Thorpe was knocked to the ground, apparently by an Australian federal police officer, while protesting against an anti-trans rights rally was “disturbing and concerning”.

have to agree with the minister on this .. I was ‘concerned” she wasn’t back-slammed to the ground and pepper sprayed like an ordinary Oz would be and “disturbed” by the fact that this is the 2nd time in a fortnight she hasn’t been charged with incitement/disruption ..
Seems “troughers” aren’t held to the same behavioral standards as the vote-herd …!

Robert Sewell
March 24, 2023 1:53 pm

Wodger:

Nobody is equating Russia with the Soviet Union; there are continuities and discontinuities, not least among the discontinuities being the border changes since 1991 and the independence gained by the former Soviet republics.

The diaspora of Russian citizens to the Republics has created a bit of a nightmare for Moscow. They are now hostages to Moscows behaviour to them.
I’m not sure about all this – if Russia were to bring all their citizens back to Russia/Siberia/Eastern Russia, from the Stans and use pro growth policies like tax relief for fourth child, and develop the infrastructure across Siberia then perhaps they may hold back the burgeoning masses from Asia.
Honestly, I don’t know. Russia has huge potential and huge problems. Mainly corruption and civil service lethargy.
I can’t see change happening soon. Which is a real pity because culturally and economically Russia should be part of Europe – not Asia.

Lysander
Lysander
March 24, 2023 1:57 pm

Very funny video of Alvin Bragg dropping charges against Trumpy:

https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1639049744495550464?s=20

Robert Sewell
March 24, 2023 2:01 pm

Shy Ted:

We need 3 referendums at every federal election.

What we need is an enforceable Bill of Rights, ruled on by High Court Judges who are elected by the people with access to their court history in full.
All else flows from this.

Lysander
Lysander
March 24, 2023 2:05 pm

From Elbow’s Register of Interests, I see that he doesn’t mind a helicopter trip and boozy lunch at Lindsay Fox’s place in Portsea either…

…must be a Labor thing, but I guess he didn’t fall down the stairs…

Robert Sewell
March 24, 2023 2:06 pm

Johanna:

The steadfast belief of contemporary environmentalists in stasis in the natural world means that they keep getting things competely wrong, especially when it comes to population statistics and their meanings.

A diamond in a Lasseter’s Reef comment. Well done.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 24, 2023 2:10 pm

Those hard-right rabblerousers infamously called feminists “feminazis”. Now the woke left calls them “Nazi-adjacent”. In both cases the low aim is to shame women into silence, to drive these uppity broads off the streets and back into the kitchen, presumably.

Good ol’ Brendan ticked all boxes there:
Hard Right … rabble rousers …feminazis … woke left …Nazi … uppity broads … back into the kitchen …
That’s Marxism for ya, say anything for a few bob.

rickw
rickw
March 24, 2023 2:20 pm

Maybe sausage sangas and charity lamingtons are too environmentally damaging or something.

It’s the lamingtons, white over brown. Racist.

Bar Beach Swimmer
March 24, 2023 2:21 pm

Winston @ 7:17am

We can never forget what they did.

Speedbox
March 24, 2023 2:24 pm

BoN

Thanks for the article ‘Do Russians Worship War’ you linked on my post ‘Compare the Pair’. Interesting read.

Self-evidently the author is able to express himself clearly but he hit the nail on the head by saying:

Americans all too often presume that everyone else aspires to live and think as we do. Others must share our values, if only in secret, or at least be eager to learn them. This is a dangerous attitude to take with any nation or culture, but perhaps especially so with Russians—and never more so than when the topic is war. Russians simply do not think about war in the way Americans do. . .

Once one grasps how Russians think, one understands why Putin declares that Russia is now fighting not the Ukrainian people but fascists, and why he pictures Russia as the underdog in a struggle with NATO. Also clear is his confidence that Russia can outlast its foes and that Western powers will tire of paying for a war before Russians tire of dying in it.

Unless we grasp the Russian way of thinking, our policies are bound to be ineffective, if not counterproductive.

I’ve mention previously on the Cat but not perhaps with the same clarity as that article’s author, that for the most part, Russians are stoic in their acceptance of a burden imposed (for whatever reason) by the West. It is not that they ‘don’t care’ per se, it is that they accept life has its tribulations and hardships that cannot be avoided and must be endured. The greater your strength to endure, the greater the strength that will feed into the nation. This ‘acceptance’ corresponds directly into their love for, and determination to protect, Mother Russia. A determination I would add, that has no limits. Ergo, perceived threats to Russia demand that Russians endure hardships to strengthen the nation against the threat.

It is irrelevant whether we agree with their mindset – it is the reality that the West should recognise when dealing with Russia.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 24, 2023 2:25 pm

Russia has huge potential and huge problems. Mainly corruption and civil service lethargy.

Same could be said about Australia. Get the governments out of the way and this place would blossom.

Bar Beach Swimmer
March 24, 2023 2:31 pm

Reported in the Oz today, is a bit of a whinge from Simon (Teal Supremo) Holmes a Court. It seems optional preferential voting disadvantages Teal candidates.

How great is that!
Let’s hope many, many, many, many New South Welshmen vote for ON and don’t preference.

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 24, 2023 2:32 pm

Russia’s problems described above sound exactly like Australia’s. Add to that Australia’s punitive taxation, government sabotage of water and electricity along with excessive immigration. Just another western government at war with its own people. Fuk off Canbra.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 24, 2023 2:33 pm

Why haven’t Holmes a Court and the Teals been dragged into court for being an unregistered political party?

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 24, 2023 2:36 pm

So Holmes a what’s it doesn’t like voters having voting options

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 24, 2023 2:42 pm

Speedy – Thanks. I read the whole article, the deep history feeding culture was the strongest impression I got from it. Like Serbia, who remember reverently and fervently a battle from the 14thC. And recent Polish policy is likewise coloured in a similar way. The clash of two opposed and deeply held worldviews is one of the tragic things about this war. I don’t know what the answer is.

johanna
johanna
March 24, 2023 2:49 pm

Senator Sluttypants:

I’ve been assaulted by the police today as a sovereign Gunnai Gunditjmara DjabWurrung woman

Does anyone know what this means? Would it have been different if she was a housewife from Miranda or Coburg? Why?

Anyway, she is seriously out of touch if she claims that trannies are beloved by traditional Aborigines. Dressing up is one thing, but insisting that you are a boy when you are a 13 year old girl promised to an elder, not so much.

Vicki
Vicki
March 24, 2023 2:49 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:
March 24, 2023 at 12:00 am
I’d still like to know why there is a 0 on my comment at 11.10.

Lizzie, it is best not to worry about these things. For some unknown reason I am now apparently persona non grata with the Letters Editor of The Australian, after some 20 years of regular publication of my contributions. Was it something I said????

The subject of my last (published) contributions was Covid & the vaccines – although I deliberately chose a fairly restrained tone. Who knows? Maybe something as simple as a change in editors. But after all those years and previously the same number of years to SMH, it is strange.

Anyway, some people “get you”, & others don’t. C’est la vie.

Vicki
Vicki
March 24, 2023 2:55 pm

Anyway, she is seriously out of touch if she claims that trannies are beloved by traditional Aborigines. Dressing up is one thing, but insisting that you are a boy when you are a 13 year old girl promised to an elder, not so much.

Joanna, that certainly would have been true in traditional culture. But in the seriously deranged current communities where cultural taboos are not enforced, who knows?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 24, 2023 2:56 pm

It’s not only Russia and Ukraine of course. This week there’s been yet more fallout from a conflict that started even before the Reformation – Northern Ireland. The Orangemen still march to celebrate a battle from the 18thC and the Provos detest the English, who are probably actually Scots who moved there before the Norman Conquest. Then there’s Israel…that conflict has been going on for over 3 thousand years .

mem
mem
March 24, 2023 3:00 pm

Do any Cats have access to todays Australian and the article on Andrews and gas. If so would it be possible to copy and post it here. I would be ever so grateful.

Speedbox
March 24, 2023 3:02 pm

BoN – yes, the full length article was a detailed insight into several deep historical elements I was unaware. But they all serve to reinforce the culture we recognise today. HA…..’we recognise today’. Maybe you and I and a number of others recognise it but there seems to be precious little recognition from the White House, or 10 Downing St and many others.

The clash of two opposed and deeply held worldviews is one of the tragic things about this war.

Spot on.

Top Ender
Top Ender
March 24, 2023 3:06 pm

Pauline Hanson reads out in Parliament note of Aboriginal demand left behind in a Canberra pub:

The first call to action was for an Indigenous job quotas of 10 per cent across several key roles, including judges, magistrates, ADF officers, AFP and state police forces, corrections departments and ambassadors.

Universities would be asked to drop all entry testing and fees for First Nations students, and the group suggests reducing the age eligibility requirement for the old age pension for First Nations people due to their shorter life expectancy.

Senator Hanson said her ‘anxiety levels are rising’ after receiving the correspondence, which also recommended entry fees to any sport and music events on public land be reduced for First Australians by 50 per cent.

Rivers and streams would become property of the traditional owners, allowing them to seek revenue and charge fees for water consumption. Mining royalties would follow a similar procedure.

The document stated the Voice would also seek to review and vet all new liquor licences, and ensure all Voice staff receive the same salary as the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Finally, Senator Hanson claims the letter she received stated income tax for First Nations people should be slashed by 50 per cent.

The letter was sent anonymously directly to her office on Tuesday, meaning she has no way to follow up and verify the contents of the document with the informant.

But she believes its credibility as the cafe named is just 450 metres from the NIAA office in Canberra, and some of the points addressed are concerns that she herself has raised.

Pictured: The 11 points that were laid out in the document

Daily Mail

John H.
John H.
March 24, 2023 3:09 pm

Robert Sewellsays:
March 24, 2023 at 1:53 pm

I can’t see change happening soon. Which is a real pity because culturally and economically Russia should be part of Europe – not Asia.

Culturally and economically Russia wants other things to be part of it.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 24, 2023 3:12 pm

The document stated the Voice would also seek to review and vet all new liquor licences, and ensure all Voice staff receive the same salary as the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Heh heh.

Finally, Senator Hanson claims the letter she received stated income tax for First Nations people should be slashed by 50 per cent.

50% 0f nothing is, er …

The letter was sent anonymously directly to her office on Tuesday, meaning she has no way to follow up and verify the contents of the document with the informant.

Heh heh.

But she believes its credibility as the cafe named is just 450 metres from the NIAA office in Canberra, and some of the points addressed are concerns that she herself has raised.

It’s a hoax.
Pauline is dumber than a box of hammers.

Ed Case
Ed Case
March 24, 2023 3:16 pm

But she believes its credibility as the cafe named is just 450 metres from the NIAA office in Canberra,

Morbidly obese urban aboriginal bureaucrats are gonna waddle 450 metres for a Coffee?
Sure they are.

John H.
John H.
March 24, 2023 3:27 pm

Dr Faustussays:
March 24, 2023 at 12:45 pm
Uncle Luigi’s tearful wording:

In recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Peoples of Australia:

1) There shall be a body, to be called the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice;

2) The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice may make representations to the Parliament and the Executive Government of the Commonwealth on matters relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;

3) The Parliament shall, subject to this Constitution, have power to make laws with respect to matters relating to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice, including its composition, functions, powers and procedures.”

1) There shall be a body, called the Activists Money Tree.
2)The Activists will make representations to Parliament to grow the Money Tree.
3) The Parliament shall, subject to whatever interpretation of the Constitution those in power so desire, have power to make laws ensuring that the Activists’ Money Tree enables the Activists to live in luxury and never have to visit a remote community.

Johnny Rotten
March 24, 2023 3:29 pm

Feel quite good this morning.
Woodstocks forever.

The CO2 will kill you…………………………………….LOL

Vicki
Vicki
March 24, 2023 3:32 pm

Australian journalist Maria Zeee from Zeee Media has reported that her bank ING recently informed her that the bank was closing her account, but would not give her a reason. She believes it is related to a story that she recently ran a piece (also covered by 60 Minutes) on the Wieambilla tragedy. What, she asks, does this mean for the independence of free speech in this country? We might also ask what it means about the political aspirations of large public entities like the banks.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/03/exclusive-australia-banks-are-now-debanking-independent-journalists-exercising-their-free-speech-rights/

mem
mem
March 24, 2023 3:33 pm

Do any Cats have access to todays Australian and the article on Andrews and gas. If so would it be possible to copy and post it here. I and a couple of others would be ever so grateful.

John H.
John H.
March 24, 2023 3:34 pm

Vickisays:
March 24, 2023 at 2:49 pm
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:
March 24, 2023 at 12:00 am
I’d still like to know why there is a 0 on my comment at 11.10.

Lizzie, it is best not to worry about these things. For some unknown reason I am now apparently persona non grata with the Letters Editor of The Australian, after some 20 years of regular publication of my contributions. Was it something I said????

The subject of my last (published) contributions was Covid & the vaccines – although I deliberately chose a fairly restrained tone. Who knows? Maybe something as simple as a change in editors. But after all those years and previously the same number of years to SMH, it is strange.

Anyway, some people “get you”, & others don’t. C’est la vie.

Unfortunately neither our MSM or politicians have the integrity or guts of the German Health Minister who recently regretted his former comments about the safety of the vaccines and suggested that in spite of their legal protection the vaccine manufacturers should play some part in compensating vaccine injury victims.

Speedbox
March 24, 2023 3:34 pm

Robert Sewell says:
Russia has…… huge problems. Mainly corruption and civil service lethargy.

You should try Ukraine! For corruption by officials, it leaves Russia in the shade. The Russians may have ‘taught’ corruption to the Ukrainians but they embraced the idea and ran with it. I’ve been there several times and always take a cache of US$ with me. It can help in Russia but is de rigueur in Ukraine.

Johnny Rotten
March 24, 2023 3:35 pm

Morbidly obese urban aboriginal bureaucrats are gonna waddle 450 metres for a Coffee?
Sure they are.

Well you as a fat Twat could not even waddle two yards or even know what it is in metric. TOSSER.

Vicki
Vicki
March 24, 2023 3:37 pm

Mem – can you be more specific about the Australian article on “Andrews and gas”. I have searched the itemised list of articles & can’t find it?

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