Open Thread – Tues 28 March 2023


Autumn (The Spies with the Grapes of the Promised Land), Nicolas Poussin, 1660-64

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John Brumble
John Brumble
March 29, 2023 10:32 pm

So it’s ok to support an evil organisation if you make kindy from it. Right. Got it.

Integrity. Apparently not a doddle.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 29, 2023 10:38 pm

They had an election in Vicco late last year, Razey. And a federal one.

Did you run? On the ‘pureblood’ platform?

No? Oh, righto then.

Frank
Frank
March 29, 2023 10:42 pm

Gilas says:
March 29, 2023 at 2:33 pm

..as one would expect from modelling a chaotic (non-deterministic) system.

Doesn’t the definition (mathematical at least) of a chaotic system require that it be deterministic?

Oh come on
Oh come on
March 29, 2023 11:05 pm

Friendly fire! Aunty Joy has been dissed by Barack Obama’s people – what an outrage! If only he knew.

Watching white leftists processing the spectacle of their holy cows mauling each other is much more enjoyable than the cricket.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 29, 2023 11:13 pm

Friendly fire! Aunty Joy has been dissed by Barack Obama’s people

From the link

Welcome to Countries are part of traditional Wurundjuri law passed down for generations and are considered a great sign of respect when they are performed.

“passed down for generations” – all the generations since 1976, when Ernie Dingo and Richard Walley invented that “tradition.”

Dot
Dot
March 29, 2023 11:19 pm

Not at all. Unlimited wants just means that there is a unlimited variety of wants, but the idea that earthly desires cannot be sated means that even if I where to acquire everything, or one thing, I desired I would still not be truly satisfied.

Mises points out the same thing at Part 1, Chapter V, Section 3 of Human Action when discussing the economisation of time. It could as simple as one thing not being able to be consumed all at once or forever.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
March 29, 2023 11:23 pm

No flagoons for aunty joy at the bottle shop tonight

Dot
Dot
March 29, 2023 11:23 pm

Sorry razey, I am not pure blood.

No AZ or mRNA for me though.

So I am a half blood prince.

C.L.
C.L.
March 29, 2023 11:26 pm

Ruthless brutality…

Ted Cruz takes to Homeland Security’s Mayorkas with a baseball bat:

https://twitter.com/SteveGuest/status/1640760076322439174

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 29, 2023 11:35 pm

Ted Cruz takes to Homeland Security’s Mayorkas

Great clip. Relentless punishing from Cruz.

Pogria
Pogria
March 29, 2023 11:40 pm

KD,
have you been to see John Wick 4 yet?

m0nty
m0nty
March 29, 2023 11:44 pm

Thanks Zulu.

Interesting piece, if lacking a bit in coherence. The conclusion is that no conclusion can be drawn.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
March 29, 2023 11:56 pm

Well done to VIC POL for not taking proper action against him a couple of years ago.
Below from The Oz.

Emma Walters, the estranged wife of CFMEU Victorian boss John Setka, has declared her innocence after confirming she has been charged with incitement to commit conspiracy to murder the union leader.

Ms Walters strongly denied the charges on Wednesday night after confirming she had spent most of the day at Sunshine police station in Melbourne being interviewed.

Ms Walters said while she had co-operated with the police, she described the allegations as “complete bullshit”.

In a statement on Wednesday night, Victoria Police said a 46-year old Footscray woman had been charged after “she allegedly attempted to acquire a firearm and made threats to kill a man earlier this month”. “Investigators executed a search warrant at a residential address in Footscray on Wednesday, March 29, where they seized a mobile phone,” the statement said.

Police said the “woman has subsequently been charged with incitement to commit conspiracy to murder, incitement to acquire a firearm and make threats to kill”.

They said the woman was bailed to face Melbourne Magistrates Court on April 5. Ms Walters confirmed she would be in court to fight the charges next week.

She said she would also be in court on Thursday in relation to an intervention order.

Mr Setka declined to comment.

Ms Walters’ brother, Mike, said the charges were “complete and utter rubbish”. He said “Emma was simply seeking security advice on how best to defend herself” from Mr Setka.

Ms Walters confirmed police had seized her mobile and she had “co-operated fully”.

“I am going to defend myself on the 5th of April in the magistrates court in relation to the false and baseless allegations against me,” she said.

Last year, Ms Walters report­edly said she was living in fear after receiving an appalling note she said was hand-delivered to her Melbourne house.

According to The Advertiser’s Brad Crouch, Ms Walters said her 10-year old daughter was the first to read the typed note, which repeatedly referred to her as an “Aussie c…” and a “dumb bitch”.

The anonymous note report­edly accused Ms Walters of making up lies about Mr Setka so she could “clean him up in a divorce and get custody of the kids”.

Mr Setka told The Advertiser last year he had no knowledge of the note until contacted by Ms Walters, and branded the person behind it “a coward”.

Mr Setka has denied allegations of domestic violence. He was convicted in 2009 of harassing Ms Walters and breaching orders.

ACTU secretary Sally Mc­Manus and a number of union leaders have previously called for him to resign, but he refused, maintaining he had the support of his members.

John H.
John H.
March 30, 2023 12:23 am

Only occurred to me tonight that Stan Grant is slowly maneuvering his way to become The Voice.

rickw
rickw
March 30, 2023 12:26 am

Emma Walters, the estranged wife of CFMEU Victorian boss John Setka

Emma is about to find out how badly you can get f’cked in a fascist shithole.

Oh come on
Oh come on
March 30, 2023 1:04 am

Poor Aunty Joy and her supporters have learnt a tough lesson; black American grievance is Mastercard. It’s accepted globally. Aboriginal grievance is Bankcard. (Remember that?) Good for purchases within Australia only.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
March 30, 2023 1:17 am

Seen John Wick 4.

I think Wick may have broken the record for most kills in a movie.

rosie
rosie
March 30, 2023 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
March 30, 2023 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
March 30, 2023 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
March 30, 2023 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
March 30, 2023 4:06 am

David Rowe. FMD.

Tom
Tom
March 30, 2023 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
March 30, 2023 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
March 30, 2023 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
March 30, 2023 4:12 am
Tom
Tom
March 30, 2023 4:13 am
Tom
Tom
March 30, 2023 4:15 am
Tom
Tom
March 30, 2023 4:16 am
Gabor
Gabor
March 30, 2023 5:12 am

Re. Lisa Benson’s ‘toon, ideology is very powerful, once it gets you, it stops you thinking straight.

Same goes for that of Ramirez’. How on earth could anyone in California come up with the idea of reparation for the descendants of never existing slaves, in a free state?

Would be interesting to find out how many Afro-Americans will migrate to the state if this proposal gets more serious?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 5:48 am

Interesting piece, if lacking a bit in coherence. The conclusion is that no conclusion can be drawn.

It was a dog’s breakfast. That is the real conclusion. Ignore it.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 6:00 am

ideology is very powerful, once it gets you, it stops you thinking straight.

Yes. Burke’s ‘Reflections on the French Revolution’ is still excellent reading for anyone with Black Shirt tendencies.

Born in Ireland, Edmund Burke (1729–97) immediately opposed the French Revolution, warning his countrymen against the dangerous abstractions of the French. He argued the case for tradition, continuity, and gradual reform based on practical experience.

Some very dangerous French abstractions around race, diversity and gender have continued on into the post-modernism that is currently tearing Western civilization apart, supported by unthinking ideologues condoning violence done in the name of these chimeras.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 6:12 am

I’m going back to bed. Attapuss wailing for food got me up early again.
He had plenty of kibbles and I think he was just seeking attention.

He’s worse than a baby. Which is why I love him of course. He’s on the sofa next to me in my study now, cuddled into himself, his little white-sock paws over his eyes so the light I have on won’t disturb him. He’s unbearably cute when he does that.

It’s gone 6 and still dark outside. Daylight saving is conking out now Autumn’s here.

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 6:54 am

David Limbrick (LDP) with a lady who will probably get cancelled for opposing make perverts in women’s toilets.

From last night’s livestream.

Limbrick and Sal Grover.

132andBush
132andBush
March 30, 2023 6:55 am

m0nty says:
March 29, 2023 at 11:44 pm

Thanks Zulu.

Interesting piece, if lacking a bit in coherence. The conclusion is that no conclusion can be drawn.

As Lizzie said, a dogs breakfast.

At least one question though. Why such a short baseline (2015-2019) for excess deaths? Surely a minimum of 10 years would be more indicative, if not 20?
Also not mentioned is the fact Sweden had a very mild flu season immediately prior to Covid, which left more vulnerable people in the population who then fell to Covid.

There is a conclusion we can draw and it’s staring you in the face all the way through the article.

At worst there is no difference in outcomes between Sweden and the rest of us.
We, however, were locked down by the greatest cabal of politically motivated parasites and spivs one could possibly imagine in this day and age. Cheered on and urged on by an even more parasitical and filth encrusted, supine MSM.

Give me Sweden over that any day.

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 6:56 am

err

Make —> male

will
will
March 30, 2023 6:56 am

In today’s tele:

Sydney’s rental crunch will turn into a full-blown “crisis”, while western Sydney leaders have declared the region is “shut” as Australia faces an influx of nearly one million migrants over the next two years.

The Federal Government’s prediction of an extra 650,000 migrants arriving on top of the 250,000 already forecast comes as monthly NSW dwelling approvals nosedived from December to January this year by 49 per cent to 2599. Approvals also dropped annually, with 51,965 for 2022 – 10,000 fewer than 2021.

Economist Warren Hogan said the drop in housing approvals combined with the influx of 900,000 new residents into the country over the next 18 months would have a “brutal” impact on Sydney’s and Melbourne’s rental markets.

“If it is not in a crisis yet, this surge of migration will absolutely push the rental market in Sydney and Melbourne into a crisis,” he said.

“We know that about one-third of Australians rent, and we can assume that a much bigger proportion of new migrants will be renting as well.

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 6:57 am

We, however, were locked down by the greatest cabal of politically motivated parasites and spivs one could possibly imagine in this day and age. Cheered on and urged on by an even more parasitical and filth encrusted, supine MSM.

It was all a scam to shaft Trump with mail in votes and expand their own power.

Sickening.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 30, 2023 7:07 am

And just like that – the epidemiologists disappeared in a puff of bull dust.

will
will
March 30, 2023 7:07 am

A sane judge passes judgement on administrative overreach:

The gang-busting NSW Police Raptor squad has been slammed by a judge for seizing kids’ toy guns and charging their dad, a senior corrective services officer, with firearms charges that saw him spend 65 days in jail on remand.
“I can do nothing but shake my head,” acting District Court judge Paul Conlon said on Wednesday.
“In my time as a judicial officer I cannot recall an occasion when I have been more concerned to restore some justice to an offender rather than to further punish them.”
The judge has called on the fledgling NSW Government to change the law so gelblasters are regarded as children’s toys and can be legally possessed, as happens in Queensland. Or if they remain illegal, gelblasters should not be in the same category as firearms, he said.
The court was told that paintball guns, which are legal in NSW, carry an impact 14 times greater than a gelblaster.
“Expert evidence indicated that gelblasters propel small hydrated gel pellets as a result of a mechanism involving compressed air,” the judge said.
Judge Conlon, himself a former top prosecutor, also fired a broadside at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for the multitude of charges laid against father-of-three Adam Smith, 35, who the court heard was of exemplary character and then opposing bail which left him locked up for 65 days before he won release on remand.
“It is difficult to understand how that could possibly have occurred,” Judge Conlon said.
Smith was also charged with possessing one unregistered firearm which was a gelblaster without the internal mechanism working found in the boys’ bedroom, the judge said.
Smith, who has been suspended on full pay by Corrective Services NSW, was supported in court by his fiancee Stephanie Fleming with their 10-month-old son Conor. He has two sons aged eight and 11 from a previous marriage with whom he played with using the gelblasters, the court heard.
“I have been treated like a criminal for the last three years and now it’s over,” Smith said outside court.
He is now hoping for his job back as he fights in a tribunal against a Firearms Prohibitions Order imposed by the police. While awaiting sentence, Raptor cops twice raided Smith’s home near Lithgow, once seizing a knife and arresting him in his pyjamas while his fiancee was 37 weeks’ pregnant.
Judge Conlon said Smith was again denied police bail but freed the next morning in Lithgow Local Court. The knife charge was dropped because it was a legal camping knife.
Smith’s lawyer Ken Lambeth said outside court that it seemed his client had been “made an example of”.
“It’s about time these toys are recognised as such and people who possess them are not treated like gang members or criminals,” Mr Lambeth, also a former Crown prosecutor, said.
In his judgment, Judge Conlon said police went to Smith’s home in December 2020 with a search warrant listing a Glock pistol, ammunition, canisters of CS gas, nunckuks, handcuffs, steroids and any other items unlawfully obtained that may be the property of Corrective Services NSW.
He said that no items unlawfully obtained from Corrective Services were found but police seized 15 gelblasters. In a bag in a cupboard there were also a butterfly knife, extendible batons, five sets of handcuffs, gas canisters, knuckle dusters, taser and cartridges, a body armour vest which did not fit Smith and smoke grenades.
Judge Conlon rejected Smith’s evidence that he had found them in the roof cavity of his home but said they were kept in a cupboard.
He found Smith guilty of possessing prohbited weapons but did not record any convictions for the charges of possessing the gelblasters. He recorded convictions for the other counts but did not impose any penalties.
“Perhaps those responsible for presenting the bill of indictment simply had no appreciation or understanding that there is a world of difference between gelblasters, which are in fact toys, and what is commonly understood as firearms capable of inflicting serious injuries, some of which can prove to be fatal,” the judge said. “I indicated my concern in respect of the present state of the law regarding an item that can fall within the definition of an “imitation” firearm. “Clearly such items are capable of being used in the commission of criminal activity and should be subject to a charge under the firearms legislation. However if one was to look at a scenario where an “imitation’ firearm was found in a child’s bedroom in the course of a search, it is difficult that Parliament had ever intended such an item to be subject to a charge under the Firearms Act.”

Cassie of Sydney
March 30, 2023 7:22 am

Limbrick and Sal Grover.”

I will listen tonight. Sall is one of my heroes, along with Kellie-Jay, J K Rowling and others. Sall’s being sued in the federal court by a tranny named “Roxeanne Tickle”. Why? Because Grover’s app, Giggle, is designed for biological women only. Tickle originally lodged a complaint with the AHRC, another organisation that the stupid spineless Liberals did nothing about in almost nine years of government. Towards end of 2021, the AHRC summoned Grover to a “reeducation” tribunal. Grover wisely said NUP and just ignored the “summons”, and when this happens, it then moves to the federal court.

Whatever happens, as we all know, the process is the punishment.

Transwomen are NOT women, in fact most of them are mentally sick perverts, and those who defend them are pervert apologists.

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 7:39 am

rosie says:
March 30, 2023 at 4:00 am
stolen ramadan

That’s one hot, cross bunny.

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 7:40 am

And don’t get me started on “Happy Holidays”.

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 7:47 am

I look at Knight’s toon and can’t help myself.

Saruman and Grima Wormtongue.

will
will
March 30, 2023 7:50 am
will
will
March 30, 2023 7:53 am
hzhousewife
hzhousewife
March 30, 2023 8:22 am

Just listened to Sall Grover and David Limerick. Excellent. Am sending the link to all my contact list, male and female.

m0nty
m0nty
March 30, 2023 8:22 am

There is a conclusion we can draw and it’s staring you in the face all the way through the article.

At worst there is no difference in outcomes between Sweden and the rest of us.

I have suspected for a while that the baseline for outcomes is shaped by geography and the long-established habits of the population. Specifically, the Nordic countries all have about the same outcomes because they all enjoy the same climate and culture, which together dictates the real baseline: levels of movement outdoors in large groups. Pandemics love crowds, and the more that the population mingles, the faster it spreads.

Thus it is a bit silly comparing Sweden and Australia, because our baselines are so divergent. It is very much relevant comparing the Nordic countries to each other though. The fact that Sweden lags behind Norway and Denmark on COVID outcomes is significant.

Cassie of Sydney
March 30, 2023 8:27 am

Speaking of pervert apologists.

Rabz
March 30, 2023 8:43 am

The Federal Government’s prediction of an extra 650,000 migrants arriving on top of the 250,000 already forecast comes as monthly NSW dwelling approvals nosedived from December to January this year by 49 per cent to 2599. Approvals also dropped annually, with 51,965 for 2022 – 10,000 fewer than 2021.

Way to go, you staggeringly stupid, evil incompetent quisling c*ckheads.

HOP Time™ is way too lenient a punishment for them.

rickw
rickw
March 30, 2023 8:44 am

“It is difficult to understand how that could possibly have occurred,”

You live in a fascist shithole?

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 30, 2023 8:46 am

Jokin’ Jo.

Do you believe that Christians were targeted at the Nashville School shooting?

Rabz
March 30, 2023 8:47 am

Knight’s toon

His rendition of the grotesque deformed jug eared fascist imbecile is spot on (the disasterstan despot, not the commie chinaman).

Aaron
Aaron
March 30, 2023 8:54 am

“HOP Time™ is way too lenient a punishment for them”.

The Danchurian Candidate has gone ahead to make sure the forward scouts get a good number in.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 30, 2023 8:54 am

And yet Victoria with the longest, most severe and enthusiastically enforced covid restrictions had the worst covid results of any state by some margin.
Riddle me that twinkle toes.

rickw
rickw
March 30, 2023 8:54 am

The Federal Government’s prediction of an extra 650,000 migrants arriving on top of the 250,000 already forecast

Looks pretty much like an invasion to me. Staggering numbers. Let in by filth who just spent 3 years wrecking the country.

rickw
rickw
March 30, 2023 9:00 am

Speaking of pervert apologists.

Looks like he stepped on a trans mine.

Now attempting to engage in sensible discussion on any other available topic.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 30, 2023 9:00 am

That’s some pretty good Dilbert this morning. Appreciated, Will.

Am now considering a future as a ‘business agility influencer’.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 30, 2023 9:05 am

willsays:
March 30, 2023 at 6:56 am
In today’s tele:

Sydney’s rental crunch will turn into a full-blown “crisis”, while western Sydney leaders have declared the region is “shut” as Australia faces an influx of nearly one million migrants over the next two years.

The Federal Government’s prediction of an extra 650,000 migrants arriving on top of the 250,000 already forecast comes as monthly NSW dwelling approvals nosedived from December to January this year by 49 per cent to 2599. Approvals also dropped annually, with 51,965 for 2022 – 10,000 fewer than 2021.

The oh-so-brilliant leftards demonstrate again that the “holistic” thoughts that they claim are their sole property are simply an incoherent mess produced by incompetents.

Housing crisis is the problem one day, massively increasing immigration is the plan the next day. They are too stupid to make the connection.

Fvckwits, the lot of them and all of their ilk.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 30, 2023 9:08 am

As for the dreaded infectivity of covid, I just spent a week with the disease in the same house as my wife and youngest daughter and neither picked it up. All I did was sleep in the spare room and use the other bathroom.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 30, 2023 9:12 am

m0nty=fa

I have suspected for a while that the baseline for outcomes is shaped by geography and the long-established habits of the population. Specifically, the Nordic countries all have about the same outcomes because they all enjoy the same climate and culture, which together dictates the real baseline: levels of movement outdoors in large groups. Pandemics love crowds, and the more that the population mingles, the faster it spreads.

Thus it is a bit silly comparing Sweden and Australia, because our baselines are so divergent. It is very much relevant comparing the Nordic countries to each other though. The fact that Sweden lags behind Norway and Denmark on COVID outcomes is significant.

Stick to economics, you are already a proven failure there. Why add another field to your list of incapacities?

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 30, 2023 9:12 am
Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 30, 2023 9:12 am

Gez at 7.07:

And just like that – the epidemiologists disappeared in a puff of bull dust.

Ain’t that the truth.

Three years ago people were falling all over each other to establish epidemology cred. ‘I’m an epidemologist’. ‘Well I too am an epidemologist’. ‘I went to a lecture at uni’. They had a brief moment in the sun as Aztec weather priests before the commoners realised it was all bullshit, and when it dawned on the ruling class it was no longer viable (i.e., profitable) to follow along behind them they were gradually ignored. And here we are.

There are still little pockets of fanatacism. I understand that punters going to or in NT hospitals are still compelled to wear the mask, and from time to time you still see pieces in various papers about a dastardly new variant. But no longer does one sweep into a room and say ‘epidemology’, and stop conversation while the crowd awaits verbal disaster poetry.

The weather priests are very lucky indeed that only cushions and doona covers with their faces on them were thrown into the volcano instead of themselves, bound and screaming.

Tom
Tom
March 30, 2023 9:13 am

Politicisation of the bureaucracy update:

On Tuesday, Attorney General Merrick Garland refused to commit to using federal resources to investigate Monday’s shooting in Nashville as a hate crime, despite the perpetrator’s clear motivations against the Christian victims.

RTWT

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 30, 2023 9:18 am

Transsexuals are the left establishment’s latest shock troops.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 30, 2023 9:20 am

rickwsays:
March 30, 2023 at 9:00 am
Speaking of pervert apologists.

Looks like he stepped on a trans mine.

Now attempting to engage in sensible discussion on any other available topic.

Correction, “Now weakly attempting …”

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 30, 2023 9:20 am

Pogria, overnight:

KD,
have you been to see John Wick 4 yet?

Aiming for 10.15 a.m. today, NT time. Review to follow.

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 9:22 am

Pandemics love crowds

The low IQ journalist shtick never stops.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 30, 2023 9:25 am

All I did was sleep in the spare room and use the other bathroom.

Two bathrooms?
Landed gentry.

Tom
Tom
March 30, 2023 9:28 am

There are still little pockets of fanatacism. I understand that punters going to or in NT hospitals are still compelled to wear the mask…

At my local community health centre on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria, masks are still compulsory inside the building — and the compulsion is policed with Antifa-level fanaticism.

The medical profession and its useful idiots — like the clerks who run government health centres — are leading Australia’s descent into fascism.

Our foundation as a free country was simply a habit that lasted barely a century.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 30, 2023 9:28 am

Miltonfsays:

March 30, 2023 at 9:18 am

Transsexuals are the left establishment’s latest shock troops.

Redundancy slips being handed out at Antifa Inc HQ?
Or are they the same people?
Occupy Wall Street begets Antifa begets Trannies-R-Us?

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 9:29 am

Interesting interview with Sall Grover up thread. She’s been on the receiving end of male violence, she creates a female only app and is still on the receiving end of male violence, this time condoned and enabled by our lawmakers and the media.

The comparison with women who campaigned against the vote was interesting too – they campaigned against it, then used it when it became law. I don’t think the “males in female spaces” campaign is going to work for them quite so well.

Crossie
Crossie
March 30, 2023 9:31 am

rickw says:
March 30, 2023 at 8:54 am
The Federal Government’s prediction of an extra 650,000 migrants arriving on top of the 250,000 already forecast

Looks pretty much like an invasion to me. Staggering numbers. Let in by filth who just spent 3 years wrecking the country.

Not only are there not enough dwellings to house them all but this will increase exponentially the demand for electricity to power the dwellings. And Liddell is about to be shut down. I hope it’s only a shutdown so that it can be brought back online and not its destruction. Dismantling the machinery is tantamount to destruction. And Eraring is next.

Just think Minns, a newly baked Labor premier, is the only one standing between us and disaster.

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 9:33 am

I think Wick may have broken the record for most kills in a movie.

Dr Strangelove, followed by Hot Shots Part Deux.

Roger
Roger
March 30, 2023 9:34 am

ABC RN AM’s UK correspondent is trying to make the case that Brexit is responsible for regional poverty in the UK. The major complaint of residents appears to be energy costs eating into already stretched food budgets.

Pogria
Pogria
March 30, 2023 9:35 am

Thanks KD.
I am planning on seeing it next week.
I look forward to your review.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 30, 2023 9:35 am

Rowe’s cartoon is emblematic of the benighted simplistic understanding of the symbolic and actual role of firearms in the US. Obviously the idea of gun rights is alien to Australians so they form their opinions from movies and newspaper articles, and in the latter case I suppose it doesn’t help that our MSM is mentally exhausted and unable to even pose a question to themselves to be investigated, as well as so professionally bankrupt that it doesn’t even bother them that they are never stirred by curiosity or skepticism. They are content to copy/paste from the progressive MSM in the US for whom the crusade against gun ownership is part of a political agenda.

Our press are, by and large, like the hangers on in Versailles – strutting about in their finery, pausing to greet each other with haughty falsetto voices, waving perfumed handkerchiefs beneath their upturned noses at the faintest whiff of the commoners, and dropping little bons mots thinking they must be received as searing insights.

But once back in their private apartments off comes the wig and the outer layers of silks and linen (lest they sustain a moment’s wear and tear sooner), and sit down in front of the mirror examining their pasty faces microscopically for a new line or wrinkle, and then analysing the day, unravelling carefully it like a silkworm’s cocoon, studying for where things went well, where they went awry, where their competitors went wrong, laboriously memorising witty observations to be dropped with studied nonchalance the next day, and devising schemes and plots they hope no one will notice.

Their public lives are filled with feigned confidence, their private lives filled with desperate, solitary panic.

Unless you are Rowe, who is not even that aware. He believes the rustling silk and pinch-voiced mummery he sees in the daytime is the whole world. He is the fool. But to save residents any embarrassment, he is the fool chosen because he really is a fool.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 30, 2023 9:36 am

Russia STILL holds 40,000 square miles of Ukraine and has 800,000 more troops on the ground, and taking back Crimea requires a D-Day style operation… The savage truth? It’ll take MUCH more than these fantastic British tanks to beat Vladimir Putin

. First of 14 British Challenger 2 tanks have arrived in Ukraine to support war effort
. Ukraine’s defence minister Oleksii Reznikov called them ‘fantastic machines’
. Ex-senior intelligence officer Philip Ingram says it will take more to beat Putin

As a former senior British military intelligence officer and Nato planner, I spent 26 years preparing to counter Soviet-style manoeuvres during the Cold War. I’m all too aware that whether Ukraine survives as an independent nation will depend on how each side copes with multiple factors.

One of these, as anyone with rudimentary knowledge of European history knows, is the weather on the Eastern Front.

Russia’s much-anticipated ‘spring offensive’ this year has failed. The calculations behind it were flawed. The frozen ground has thawed quickly, turning large tracts of the country into a quagmire. We saw last year what happened when tanks try to advance over Ukraine’s mud. Despite their caterpillar tracks, the weight of Russia’s 45-ton T-72s meant many were quickly bogged down and had to be abandoned. Ukrainian farmers gleefully looted the wreckages.

This means Russian tanks are, for the moment, largely confined to tracks and roads, making them easy targets for ambush. But the same restrictions apply to Western tanks, which are even heavier. Even a Nato infantry fighting vehicle such as the American M2 Bradley weighs at least 25 tons.

The British Army is proud to claim that no Challenger 2 has ever been lost to enemy action and the Ukrainians will be determined not to waste these exceptional tanks by risking them in swamplike terrain. It could be June before the ground is dry enough to deploy them to full effect.

By then, ordnance supplied by the West will be pouring into the battle zones. President Zelensky asked for 300 tanks: it is estimated his allies, including other former Soviet states, will provide 700 or more.

Already 350 infantry fighting vehicles and more than 1,000 armoured personnel carriers have been promised, as well as at least 320 self-propelled guns, most of them 155mm artillery.

Training to use this disparate kit will prove time consuming. In peacetime, the Army reckons to spend two years readying a tank brigade for combat. The Ukrainian crews are attempting to learn everything in just a few months.

It’s a mammoth undertaking and that applies to every aspect of the war. After its rapid advances following the invasion last year, Russia held 51,000 square miles of Ukrainian territory.

Crossie
Crossie
March 30, 2023 9:36 am

Tom says:
March 30, 2023 at 9:28 am
There are still little pockets of fanatacism. I understand that punters going to or in NT hospitals are still compelled to wear the mask…
At my local community health centre on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria, masks are still compulsory inside the building — and the compulsion is policed with Antifa-level fanaticism.

Masks are still required at my GP’s which is part of a larger practice so I don’t know whether it was a group decision.

Roger
Roger
March 30, 2023 9:38 am

Economist Warren Hogan said the drop in housing approvals combined with the influx of 900,000 new residents into the country over the next 18 months would have a “brutal” impact on Sydney’s and Melbourne’s rental markets.

Australia is not being governed for Australians.

Cassie of Sydney
March 30, 2023 9:38 am

Redundancy slips being handed out at Antifa Inc HQ?
Or are they the same people?
Occupy Wall Street begets Antifa begets Trannies-R-Us?

American journalist Andy Ngo has chronicled this in detail. A disproportionate number of Antifa thugs and activists are trannies. They are sick, disturbed people and violent.

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 9:39 am

The first Dilbert was a cracker too. We’ve all been there – meetings and discussion groups where all but one have had their say, often in an awkward, impromptu way, proposing this, discarding that.

Then the silent one speaks, often at the behest of their wing man. It is as if an oracle has spoken and they are congratulated on their wisdom.

All they have done is read the room. Once seen, it can’t be unseen.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 30, 2023 9:40 am

Or are they the same people?
Occupy Wall Street begets Antifa begets Trannies-R-Us?

Same people. Just different human shields.

Roger
Roger
March 30, 2023 9:42 am

FIFA has stripped Indonesia of the right to host an international under-20s soccer tournament after several regional governors said they would not permit Israel to play.

Nice neighbourhood we live in.

Old Lefty
Old Lefty
March 30, 2023 9:47 am

I see Emma Walters is paying price for no longer being Mrs Setka.

No judicial gig for her either, I presume.

JMH
JMH
March 30, 2023 9:50 am

Masks are still required at my GP’s which is part of a larger practice so I don’t know whether it was a group decision.

You can’t walk into the local medical centre without being gagged up. Hospital is the same.

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 30, 2023 9:52 am

A tenth rate campus Marxist like anal works for the wef and the un. Not Australia and Australians. Anal again proving it’s possible to be worse than scummo. If course anal is following the bliar/demonrat handbook.

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 9:53 am

I listen to a lot of weird stuff. Stuff that is cringe and you wouldn’t touch with a 39 & a 1/2 foot pole.

I came across “Christian” “ex occultist” grifter Jessie Czebotar.

Apparently she is going to do something with Congress.

I hope she testifies and gets caught out on her lies.

Age 2, perfect memory, her Sunday school teacher sat her up on her lap and read her biblical scripture she understood and it made her happy, spiritually happy. From that day on, she was a little preacher.

A full year later at 3 she committed herself to Christianity after being asked questions similar to a sacrament of confirmation.

She reckons she witnessed many gory murders as a child.

Those who are used up in child trafficking are turned to diamonds.*

She was initiated into a secret coven of witches, of course she was the Queen in waiting.

She was in an ESP programme as a child with the US military with Elon Musk. Wait didn’t Musk go to America when he was 17?

She’s rabidly anti Catholic (her mother’s side of the family is the “bloodline”, which of course, involves royalty), the Jesuits, Masons, Bildebergs, her coven and globalist cabalists (or kabbalahists, it wasn’t clear) control things, the Luciferian Brotherhood sits above this, the coven and brotherhood keep the bloodline going. Above that is the Big S, the golden fiddle playing hot poker, sulfur and eternal torture guy.

*Yes, so “people in the Vatican” and “Hollywood” wear bling, and it is carbonised kiddies who were raped until no one wanted them, they were ritually killed and eaten, then turned into a girl’s best friend.

We need to do protestant things like say grace because the elites contaminate all of our food and fertiliser with human flesh.

She’s rabidly anti Catholic but she’s got a grifting course and her own anointing oils, which can transform food. Hmmm…

She also reckons she raises money for US army veterans who are affected by mistreatment by the US army.

The US army uses “adreno”, which she says is from adrenal glands. She reckons she was fed this when she was a baby and a child and had to eat 10 bananas a day to prevent “potassium depletion”. She was left in a room with younger kids to beat up on the gear.

She reckons her cult doles out “adreno” as “adrenochrome” which is “adreno” mixed with….FORMALDEHYDE!

The US Army is satanic because Miachael Aquino, who tutored her, and also they taint US army food with human flesh and “adreno”.

Before she was famous for writing bizarre conspiracy nonsense, she said on social media that she was a mason and an occultist.

I hope this nasty weirdo does testify before Congress and gets caught out lying and scamming the gullible.

Oh and The Simpsons predicted things through the US military’s project looking glass.

Barry
Barry
March 30, 2023 9:53 am

Farmer Gezsays:
March 30, 2023 at 9:08 am
As for the dreaded infectivity of covid, I just spent a week with the disease in the same house as my wife and youngest daughter and neither picked it up. All I did was sleep in the spare room and use the other bathroom.

They may not have had symptoms, but their immune systems likely got a “prod” from you being in the vicinity. This is, of course, a Good Thing™ and how the whole pandemic could have been managed, if the GovBots had kept to the original Pandemic Plan.

MatrixTransform
March 30, 2023 9:55 am

I have suspected for a while that the baseline for outcomes is shaped by geography and the long-established habits of the population.

what a wank

and rivaling Bong John for it’s sheer Lysenko-ist post-hoc gibber.

mUnty drawing imaginary lines to fit a pet theory, is to Covid what Wallace was to birds.

he’s pretending to be serious while reading from the Guns, Germs and Steel field application manual

shhh … he once studied journalism

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
March 30, 2023 9:56 am

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.”
Ernest Benn

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 9:57 am

Hero judge? It was his job. He did his job. He was paid a very handsome sum.

Zipster
March 30, 2023 9:59 am

London research
Dr. John Campbell

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 30, 2023 9:59 am

“ex occultist” grifter Jessie Czebotar

What are her thoughts on red leather shoes and self-replicating metal internal antennas?

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 10:00 am
MatrixTransform
March 30, 2023 10:01 am

What’s this about Australian banks nixing cash withdrawls at branches?

been going on for a while.

back in 2014 I was interrogated by a bank teller while it want $2k in cash.

I ended up telling her that I was buying a motor-bike of some bloke in the Trading Post

Roger
Roger
March 30, 2023 10:02 am

I listen to a lot of weird stuff.

Life is short and you’ll never get that time back, dot.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 30, 2023 10:03 am

What’s this about Australian banks nixing cash withdrawls at branches?

Daily Mail is reporting ANZ as nixing cash withdrawals at some branches – you’ll have to use an ATM.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 30, 2023 10:03 am

Gov. Hobbs’ press secretary resigns over ‘transphobes’ tweet following Nashville school shooting

PHOENIX – The press secretary for Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs has resigned after a controversial tweet posted the day of the Nashville school shooting.

Josselyn Berry was criticized online after she reportedly posted an image of an armed woman Monday night in a tweet about “transphobes.”

“Us when we see transphobes,” Berry’s tweet read, including a GIF of a woman wielding two handguns. The image was from the 1980 movie “Gloria.”

That tweet was posted hours after the Covenant School shooting in Nashville that killed six people.

Nashville Police gave unclear information on the gender of the shooter. For hours, police identified the shooter as a 28-year-old woman and eventually identified the person as Audrey Hale. Then at a late afternoon press conference, the police chief said that Hale was transgender. After the news conference, police spokesperson Don Aaron declined to elaborate on how Hale currently identified.

Authorities have not suggested a possible motive for the killings, although the shooter reportedly wrote a manifesto and drew maps of the campus.

Berry’s Twitter post drew widespread criticism for appearing to promote gun violence. Twitter later removed the post with a notice saying it violated the platform’s rules.

The tweet was part of a longer exchange between Berry and other Twitter users on “transphobic” progressives.

“If you work in the progressive community and are transphobic, you’re not progressive. Period. End of story.

It’s not hard to understand but [your] bigotry masquerading as feminism absolutely is,” Berry wrote.

Republicans jumped on the now-deleted tweet, calling it tone-deaf and offensive.

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 30, 2023 10:04 am

Yes some twat from the Bendigo bank once asked me what a bank cheque I wanted was for. I wish I had said none of your damn business.

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 10:07 am

You know roger I think it’s a dirty job but someone’s got to do it. These people ruin respectable religions with their claims, wither by slander or dishonour.

Like the people who fake miracles, they need to be given the bum’s rush.

She’s also defrauding people with her claims about veterans. Yes I know the US military don’t treat veterans greatly sometimes. I know they have been involved in some truly weird stuff. She should be able to show the receipts. Isn’t this an American problem? Sort of. We live in a global economy with global payment systems.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 10:08 am

As for the dreaded infectivity of covid, I just spent a week with the disease in the same house as my wife and youngest daughter and neither picked it up. All I did was sleep in the spare room and use the other bathroom.

I shared all possible forms of human contact with Hairy two weeks ago when he had Covid.

He even invaded my bathroom space when he couldn’t be bothered using his as mine is closer to the TV. I still couldn’t manage to work up a positive Covid test; maybe had a subclinical dose.

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 10:10 am

Sorry last one.

https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/opux5j/jessie_czebotar_a_fascinating_woman_who_escaped/

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This woman is a fraud, a conman, a liar, and worse! She has over 14 Patreon & Go Fund Me accounts. She claims to be helping rescue children, helping survivors & Vets yet there’s not one shred of proof with over 100K raised. She’s stolen different parts of her stories from others stories and combines them to claim as her own. All of the survivors I’ve spoken to said there’s no way to not participate in rituals as she claims & the traumatic things she claims to have seen are done in order to program yet she claims she wasn’t. She keeps herself innocent in her story which isn’t true. She claims to have walked away from that world but she’s very close with Lucien Greaves (cofounder of TST, The Satanic Temple) and is close with many TST members. She claims she wants to help them but not once does she witness to them and when anyone in her thread tries, Jessie sides with Lucien instead. There’s so much wrong that it’s hard to know where to start. I could write a book with the things I’ve researched that prove she’s lying. She’s a grifter but ever worse, she’s doing damage to people who have experienced SRA & she’s telling people that God told her to tell her followers to do things that He forbids! She has gained trust using others stories, quotes scripture (often not at all what the verse actually says), says God/Lord & Jesus yet satanist call satan these names. When she said God/Lord or prays then people assume she’s talking about our Heavenly Father but she’s actually talking to & about satan. Do not be deceived by these things. God says that we should search His Word & compare it with anyone who claims to speak in His Name to see if it’s truth or the spirit of the antiChrist. I pray people quit trusting this fraud & look in His Word and they will know this is wrong in the worst way! Please Do Not recommend this person to anyone but warn them to stay away! She’s leading people astray while making a huge profit! George Bailey has been doing short blogs about what Jessie is doing & calling out the lies. He’s got a dozen blogs and continues to add to them. Definitely worth looking into and start digging for yourself and you too will find she’s not who she claims at all!! https://outwardtrends.blogspot.com/2021/06/?m=0

Roger
Roger
March 30, 2023 10:10 am

900 000 in 18 months.

That’s a lot of Uber drivers & NDIS carers.

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 30, 2023 10:12 am

The actions of our pollimuppets just proves how many of them really are psychopaths. Lotsa grifters and narcissus too. Often all 3 at once.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 30, 2023 10:12 am

The 4th Branch of American Government

from

FBI Ran to Senate Intel Committee for Discussions of Trump Posture Following Reports of Looming Manhattan DA Indictment

March 29, 2023 – Sundance

If you have followed the construct of the Fourth Branch of Government, you will note the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) and current Democrat Chairman Mark Warner play(ed) a key role in the political weaponization of the intelligence apparatus.

In 2015 and 2016, it was the SSCI who were at the tip of the spear in the legislative branch at supporting what Chuck Schumer called the “seven ways to Sunday” approach used by the U.S. intelligence community to target anyone viewed as a threat against their interests. The larger Intelligence Community (IC) is a close alliance of the SSCI as a fictitious oversight mechanism; however, in reality the relationship is co-dependent enabling.

You will note the evidence of this relationship shows up in the coordination between the SSCI and the weaponized Trump-Russia targeting operation, also known as the Trump-Russia investigation. More recently, the purpose of the SSCI as an institution to support weaponized government, appears in the Twitter files as outlined by Matt Taibbi, and the efforts of The Dept of Homeland Security (DHS), FBI and CISA to control speech and content within the platform.

Additionally, it is not coincidental the “TicTok ban” legislation (SB686), which is a fraudulent auspice for total internet control by the intelligence community, comes from within bipartisan legislation spearheaded by the aligned interests of Senator Warner, the SSCI and DHS. None of this is accidental, and the legislative branch is walking into the creation of an online control mechanism that has nothing whatsoever to do with banning TikTok.

In very simple and direct terms, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence represents the most entrenched and dangerous institution within the current construct of government. Without the full support of the SSCI, the various agencies within a weaponized U.S. government could not exist.

The SSCI is the core enterprise within the center of the system of weaponized government. This is the Senate group stripping away freedom and installing the surveillance state every single day.

A recent story in Reuters about the FBI running to the SSCI, what they call a “briefing”, is the latest example of how the foot soldiers of the weaponized state, in this example the FBI, report to their control officers within the SSCI.

Now put this executive branch fiat together with Senate Bill 686 [SB686 HERE], “The Restrict Act”, also known as the bipartisan bill to empower the executive branch to shut down TikTok.

The Restrict Act, has very little to do with TikTok and everything to do with the United States government controlling online content.

If you read the bill, what you quickly discover is that congress is giving the Commerce Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence the power to shut down internet content they view as against their interests.

Roger
Roger
March 30, 2023 10:14 am

You know roger I think it’s a dirty job but someone’s got to do it.

OK.

One reason I frequent this place is because it’s good value.

I learn things I’d never have picked up otherwise without trawling through the interwebs but I don’t like sitting in front of a screen all day or night.

Thanks dover and y’all.

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 10:15 am

Describing Pelosi and Biden:

Geriatric millionaire crackhead gangsters

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 30, 2023 10:18 am

KD,
have you been to see John Wick 4 yet?

Aiming for 10.15 a.m. today, NT time. Review to follow.

You will be able to compare notes with The Critical Drinker afterward. He posted his review (good and bad aspects) about 9 hrs ago.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 30, 2023 10:18 am

Americans have replaced the values that once united us with multiculturalism, self-hate and money

A new poll out from the Wall Street Journal shows that we are destroying our country from the inside out.

We are not succumbing to invaders, we are not being victimized by outside forces, instead we are relinquishing the values that made our nation great, cutting our future off at the knees, and retreating to our own corners to watch our country crumble.

Patriotism, religious faith, family, wanting children, have all taken a backseat to the divisive identity affiliations of multiculturalism, and a love of money. There has been a stark increase in deaths of despair, particularly among white men. The intentional racial and gender identity divisions are implemented by the elite classes, creating an America that hates itself and roots for its own failure.

Public schools teach our children that they can never hope to relate to each other across skin color, that we are divided by our race-based cultures. Educators think it’s their job to make sure students know, starting in pre-school, that they may have been born the wrong sex and that they can change it. They teach that America is a horrible place founded on horrible values, that we can never recover from the legacy of slavery.

Children learn that sex isn’t about reproduction, but pleasure, that raising a family is so abhorrent that babies can be terminated in the womb to ensure the independence of the adults who created that baby. Our culture teaches that hard work is a racist value, that there is no value to earning a living.

The lesson to white kids is that they can never compensate for the sins of racism and slavery, the lesson to black kids is that they can never succeed due to these past sins. The lesson to straight kids is that they are oppressive and simply just not interesting enough. The lesson to all American kids is that the country is against them.

And now we look at the results: Americans hate America.

The survey, the Journal reports, “also finds the country sharply divided by political party over social trends such as the push for racial diversity in businesses and the use of gender-neutral pronouns.”

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 10:20 am

Additionally, it is not coincidental the “TicTok ban” legislation (SB686), which is a fraudulent auspice for total internet control by the intelligence community, comes from within bipartisan legislation spearheaded by the aligned interests of Senator Warner, the SSCI and DHS. None of this is accidental, and the legislative branch is walking into the creation of an online control mechanism that has nothing whatsoever to do with banning TikTok.

Yes. It’s awful.

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 10:21 am

Still haven’t caught it. Have to have a RAT every week to visit my friend. Nothing.

Like many humans, it sees me approaching and runs the other way.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 30, 2023 10:21 am

Population Ponzi hits warp speed.
“She canna handle it Captain!”

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
March 30, 2023 10:24 am

The opening monologue from Crowder is spot on.*

* He’s pulled millions of viewers over to rumble. The ultimate middle finger to sussietube.

———–

Streamed on: Mar 28, 10:10 am EDT

NASHVILLE UNCENSORED: THE TRUTH FROM A TO Z! | Louder with Crowder:

There was a school shooting yesterday at a Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee & the fake news media is lying. We’re diving into this entire story & the gloves come off today.

https://tinyurl.com/yvs9thn4

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 30, 2023 10:28 am

Insight

When a Tranny Murders Christian Schoolchildren

By Ben Shapiro

The legacy media have a preset narrative machine when it comes to mass shootings. That narrative machine takes into account the identities of the shooter and the victims, and then churns out an explanation for the shooting.

White shooter, black victims: systemic racism. Black shooter, white victims: alienation caused by systemic racism. Muslim shooter, gay victims: Christian homophobia.

On Monday, a self-identified 28-year-old trans man shot up a Christian school in Nashville, killing three children and three adults. The shooter left a manifesto, which police said reeked of “resentment.”

And so this week, we are learning what pops up in the narrative machine when the inputs are “trans man” and “Christian schoolchildren.”

And here’s what pops up: America is systemically cruel to trans people, who apparently cannot be blamed for losing control and targeting small children at Christian schools.

A hate crime by a trans-identifying person against a religious group is immediately transmuted into a generalized societal crime against the mass shooter herself. Thus, NBC contributor Benjamin Ryan tweeted, “NBC has ID’d the Nashville school shooter… Nashville is home to the Daily Wire, a hub of anti-trans activity by @MattWalshBlog, @BenShapiro and @MichaelJKnowles.”

Newsweek tweeted a story titled, “Tennessee Republicans’ ban on drag shows criticized after mass shooting.”

ABC News correspondent Terry Moran stated that the shooter “identified herself as a transgender person. The State of Tennessee earlier this month passed and the governor signed a bill that banned transgender medical care for minors…”

In the perverse world of Leftist victimology, this makes sense: If you are a member of a supposedly victimized group, you cannot be the victimizer; there must be another victimizer who has victimized you, turning you back into a victim.

But if we truly wish to prevent future acts of violence by unhinged lunatics, we ought to utilize a lens other than the lie of victimhood.

Instead, we ought to consider the possibility that it is dangerous to promote the idea that mentally ill people ought to be celebrated as political groundbreakers by the legacy media for their symptoms, and simultaneously told that their suicidal ideations are caused by the intolerance of a broader society.

According to a recent 2022 study, “Transgender and gender-diverse youth emerge as the group at the highest risk of support for violent radicalization.”

Teaching trans-identifying people that their suffering is caused by a cruelly religious and patriarchal world, explaining that these forces put their very lives in danger — that, indeed, they are victims of a potential “genocide” — creates an incredibly dangerous ideological predicate for violent action.

But the legacy media, by and large, support that narrative. To admit the obvious — that men cannot be women and vice versa; that believing you were born “in the wrong body” is a mental disorder, not a weapon to be used in tearing down an unjust society;

that high rates of depression and suicidal ideation among those who identify as transgender is not caused predominantly by societal intolerance but by the disorder itself — undermines the new civil rights crusade the Left has built, directed against traditional roles and institutions.

And so the new narrative must be maintained. A woman who shot to death six people including three children in cold blood must be recast as a victim of society. We must respect “his” pronouns even as we report “his” murders.

We must blame those who truly cause pain in the world: those who disagree with the thought leaders in our legacy media, who know better than all the common sense, biology and tradition in the world.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 30, 2023 10:29 am

Two bathrooms?
Landed gentry.

From asset poor to upper Middle Class. Still doesn’t understand economics.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 30, 2023 10:30 am

calli says:
March 30, 2023 at 10:21 am

Still haven’t caught it. Have to have a RAT every week to visit my friend. Nothing.

Like many humans, it sees me approaching and runs the other way.

calli,

just keep the RAT showing neagtive and use it repetitively

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 10:31 am

Dr Goldberg here again amorphous blobs, uterine birthing modules and motile gamete distributors. Dr Goldberg has some cream cheese filled black and red pill cookies. Gold pills (shekels) for the gold pill care bear god!

“Female Deception as Evolutionary Survival Strategy”

Goldberg reviews theories from books such as Little White Lies, Deep Dark Secrets: Why Women Lie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLSO0gkwsCE

Barry
Barry
March 30, 2023 10:32 am

OldOzziesays:
March 30, 2023 at 10:12 am
The 4th Branch of American Government

….

The Restrict Act, has very little to do with TikTok and everything to do with the United States government controlling online content.

If you read the bill, what you quickly discover is that congress is giving the Commerce Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence the power to shut down internet content they view as against their interests.

Thanks for the link – I just read it now – clearly this is a codification of “Wussia Wussia Wussia Trump OrangeMan Bad No 2024 for Him” written into legislation. TikTok ban is only a stalking horse.

Aaron
Aaron
March 30, 2023 10:33 am

900,000 new residents in 18 months.

Net Zero planned.

WEF. Welcome Everybody’s Future.

“You will own nothing and be happy”.

Tom
Tom
March 30, 2023 10:33 am

I learn things I’d never have picked up otherwise without trawling through the interwebs but I don’t like sitting in front of a screen all day or night.

Same here.

DoverCat is my personal research bureau — I file at least six items a day posted here that I wouldn’t have found elsewhere without lots of trawling.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 30, 2023 10:35 am

JONATHAN S. TOBIN

Why did the Biden administration oppose Israeli judicial reform?

Ignore Washington’s hypocritical talk about protecting democracy. They want a weak government that won’t make trouble when it comes to Iran, and they won’t stop until they get one.

It didn’t play a decisive role in the drama that unfolded in Israel as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was forced to call a halt to his efforts to enact judicial reform. But the Biden administration’s willingness to involve itself in the push to oppose the measure was remarkable for two reasons.

The first is that, as The New York Times noted, Washington made no secret of its efforts to directly intervene in a domestic Israeli dispute in a manner that was almost unprecedented.

The second was that the standard by which the administration seems ready to judge its Israeli counterpart is entirely hypocritical and would, if applied to Biden, categorize him as just as much of an “authoritarian” as Netanyahu. Or at least it would if those scurrilous accusations that have been hurled against the Likud-led government by its opponents—and dutifully mimicked by the international media, as well as many Democrats and American Jewish organizations—weren’t entirely false.

But however unpersuasive or politically motivated, what the Times termed a “U.S. pressure campaign” to shelve the reform legislation had nothing to do with a belief in the virtues of Israel’s current judicial system.

If they favor the continued rule of what amounts to a juristocracy in the Jewish state, it is for the same reason that most of the people who jammed the streets of Israel’s cities or sought to undermine its economy and national defense did.

They see the maintenance of an unaccountable court with virtually unlimited power as the only way to maintain the Israeli left’s political power even when they lose elections, as Netanyahu’s opponents did only a few months ago.

Even more to the point, Washington is as determined as the anti-Bibi resistance not just to stop judicial reform but to oust a democratically elected government by any means possible.

Biden’s interest in toppling him is disconnected from any purported concern about Netanyahu’s alleged shortcomings.

What the White House and State Department want is a more pliable Israeli prime minister who will keep quiet about the nuclear threat from Iran and who can be intimidated into not acting to forestall that deadly threat to Israel’s existence.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 10:37 am

the Bendigo Bank

Bendigo. The home of the Bendigo Bank. Is there a Big Bank at which one can marvel?
Something like the Big Banana perhaps?
It will be so exciting to be there. 🙂

I’m only half-joking. Mater has suggested any local Cats still meet sometime Easter Saturday at the Shamrock, a famous old pub, and he will join us if he is still in town. Details to come if you are bona fide and provide me or Mater with an email address via Dover.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 30, 2023 10:37 am

Like many humans, it sees me approaching and runs the other way.

My RAT couldn’t hold the swab with his little paws. Eventually we both gave up.

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 30, 2023 10:41 am

Of course the canbra pubes will implement the anal agenda with great enthusiasm. What a fraud democracy is. Ask Pauline.

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 30, 2023 10:42 am

Bendigo is an extraordinary place. Not called Vienna in the bush for nothing.

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 30, 2023 10:44 am

Wish I could join you in Bendigo but will be in western vicco over Easter.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 30, 2023 10:44 am

Not only are there not enough dwellings to house them all but this will increase exponentially the demand for electricity to power the dwellings.

2 words – Demand management…

Once we shut a few more of those horrible electricity using industries and brown out those plebs outside the CBD there will be plenty of the finest, bespoke artisan power you can afford on tap.

Its the Louis Vuitton power model – they never seem to run out of bags to sell so the system works.

MatrixTransform
March 30, 2023 10:45 am

on banks.
last year we did a little renovation and I had to get $18K bank cheque to pay for some kitchen stuff.

while they were preparing the cheque the manager sat me down and earnestly, desparately neeeeeded to know that it was all above board

He asks, “Are you under any form of duress ? are you being extorted for instance?”

I said, ” nah … just by the normal people … like the ATO”

Roger
Roger
March 30, 2023 10:47 am

900,000 new residents in 18 months.

Now, if the Greens were green and not reds they’d be howling about the impact of such a massive influx of people on the environs of Sydney & Melbourne.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 30, 2023 10:49 am

Bendigo’s okay. A couple of decent pubs, bakeries and so on. A deeply entrenched sporting culture, which is always positive.

There’s a couple of outlying burbs, though, which are an hour and a bit’s drive from Broadmeadows and whose occupants could easily rival those of Sunshine or Melton.

cohenite
March 30, 2023 10:51 am

“Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times.”
? G. Michael Hopf, Those Who Remain

Bongino reckons the civil war within the West has started. Hard times here we come.

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 30, 2023 10:51 am

It’s a big place now too. Lots of new dwellings

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 30, 2023 10:53 am

I see former Liar Agriculture Minister John Kerrin has died. My claim to fame was crossing swords (not literally) after a MEL-PER flight during his (very) short stint as national Treasurer. Probably wasn’t the worst Liar Minister for Agriculture, despite the wool industry blowing up during this time, which was more coincidence.

Chris
Chris
March 30, 2023 10:54 am

while they were preparing the cheque the manager sat me down and earnestly, desparately neeeeeded to know that it was all above board

He asks, “Are you under any form of duress ? are you being extorted for instance?”

I realise its a long time ago, but my wife drew a big bank cheque from the Commonwealth in a mining/welfare town, for transfer to a stockbroker. The Indian teller persistently grilled her about it in front of all the world; my wife then had to walk through town to deposit the money with the institution handling our investment.
I was ropable. That daft Commonwealth bint endangered my wife, supposedly in an effort for a sale to their tame (and later Royal Commission would reveal) corrupt investment business.

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 30, 2023 10:57 am

Canbra’s been at war with Australia since the 70s

Kneel
Kneel
March 30, 2023 10:58 am

“Harold White has brought down the expected mass energy requirement down from the mass of Jupiter to 2200 kg for a craft 10 m x 10 m x 10 m travelling up to an effective 10 c.”

I would say we still need another 3 orders of magnitude improvement minimum to make interstellar travel feasible, and that’s assuming the mass required is 100% efficiently transformed into motive power (which it won’t be, of course).

Consider the nearest star is 4.3 light years away – just over 50 months.
So at 10c, it’s a 5 month trip.
Even if then entire 10 x 10 x 10 space is available for living/life support, that doesn’t seem like enough for a 5 month trip, even if you have 100% efficient air, water and food recycling.
Even at 100c, it’s over 10 days, and 10 x 10 x 10 doesn’t seem like enough for that 10 days, although it might suffice for 3 people people (but hardly as comfortably as, say, a long haul flight on a commercial airliner). Remember too, we can’t be assured of “easy” resources at the other end (at least initially), so we’d want enough for a two-way trip, plus “time on target”, so you can at least triple the time period (10 days there, 7 days “on site”, 10 days back, plus some margin for the unexpected).

Then too, if you want to survive a failure of your FTL drive and you don’t have fail safe FTL comms, a breakdown even a quarter of the way to the nearest star will mean a 1 year wait before anyone even knows you are in trouble. I can’t speak for you, but I’d want double redundancy (a spare for the spare) with that sort of “fail and you’re dead” arrangement, at a minimum (although I’m sure they would be many who would take that sort of risk for the presumed “fame and fortune” payback of being the first).
That means tripling the engine/fuel space – over 6 tonnes of fuel, plus 3 engines – is there any room for me now in that 10 x 10 x 10 space? With enough resources to keep me alive for 5 months?

Hence I say 1,000 times better – 100 times faster and 10 times bigger (in at least one dimension!) That gets me there with plenty of space for living/life support/supplies, redundant power/fuel/engines/life support, and gets me there (or back) in a around a day or so.

And this is just the nearest star – we’d want to be able to safely and reliably get at least 50 light years in a reasonable time (say, less than a week) before I’d be happy saying we had a true interstellar civilization.

Mind you, the 10c 10 x 10 x 10 would certainly be good to get us around inside the solar system, assuming the engine/fuel requirements don’t consume too much of that space, and that would be no bad thing in itself – that alone would increase the resources available to us (water, metals, basic organics like methane etc) by several orders of magnitude, and do so without “destroying the environment” (at least Earth’s environment).

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 30, 2023 10:58 am

Russia’s much-anticipated ‘spring offensive’ this year has failed.

The Popovs launched a Spring offensive that was smashed?
Oh wait, it’s Visigrad24 the Daily Fail.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 30, 2023 10:58 am

Probably wasn’t the worst Liar Minister for Agriculture, despite the wool industry blowing up during this time, which was more coincidence.

I saw him in the same light as Tony Burke – no interest in his portfolio, and, giving the impression that it was all beneath him.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 30, 2023 10:59 am

Bank cheques were a problem back in my day. Had to be typed, no spaces. One mistake and you had to start again.
“How about you leave it with me and collect it after lunch?”

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 30, 2023 10:59 am

It’s a big place now too. Lots of new dwellings

It’s the hour and a half drive (or going by train) that makes it attractive. I was working in Flemington a lifetime ago, and an associate used to spend a minimum of 90 minutes – one way – getting there from Greensborough. Another one lived in Sandringham, which was sometimes worse.

For the same commute time you can live in a large bush town, with its commensurate lifestyle instead of a Lego-land urban death maze.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 30, 2023 11:00 am

Wife heading off for “Free” Ampifon Hearing Test

Said to her as she has an iPhone 5SE she should look at at Apple Pro Earbuds as an initial solution

How to use your Apple AirPods Pro as hearing aids

By Olivia Tambini last updated February 03, 2023

Use your Apple AirPods Pro as hearing aids and you’ve got yourself a discrete way of amplifying the sound of the person you’re chatting with

Did you know that you can use your Apple AirPods Pro as hearing aids? If the answer is no, you’re in good company because we didn’t either!

But it’s true, while they’re no replacement for proper hearing aids, you can certainly use your Apple AirPods in a pinch if you’re needing to amplify the world around you.

The Apple AirPods Pro 2 are among the best wireless earbuds on the planet and while they won’t work for severe hearing loss, a Headphone Accommodations feature released with iOS 14 means the AirPods Pro do a solid job when it comes to noise reduction and amplifying the sound of the person you’re having a conversation with.

So, how exactly does it work? Well, basically, the secret to being able to use your Apple AirPods Pro as hearing aids lies in the earbuds Transparency Mode, which tunes the sound of your environment to your hearing needs, allowing environmental sound to pass through the earbuds. You can then use Headphone Accommodations to tweak how loud this is, which means you can amplify your surroundings in much the same way that you’d be able to do if you were wearing a proper hearing aid.

It’s worth pointing out though that this only works with the AirPods Pro rather than the full range of the best AirPods, so if you’ve opted for a pair of the best over-ear headphones from Apple, then you’re unfortunately not going to be able to get the same effect. That being said, the accessibility feature that’s available on on all of Apple’s headphones or earbuds will tune any audio you’re listening to and make it crispier and clearer.

With around 20% of people who would benefit from a hearing aid not wearing one, investing in the best iPhone and then pairing your AirPods Pro with that is a great way for those of us with mild hearing loss to be able to amplify sound in a way that’s discrete.

Read on to find out exactly how to use your Apple AirPods Pro as hearing aids.

Cassie of Sydney
March 30, 2023 11:01 am

“Meet the ‘theybies’. Not baby boys, not baby girls. SUNDAY on #60Mins, the new parenting trend letting young children choose their own gender.”

When will this shit end?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 30, 2023 11:03 am

Even if then entire 10 x 10 x 10 space is available for living/life support, that doesn’t seem like enough for a 5 month trip, even if you have 100% efficient air, water and food recycling.
Even at 100c, it’s over 10 days

It’s a logistical nightmare, and that’s without the charging stations.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 30, 2023 11:03 am

Tom says:
March 30, 2023 at 9:28 am
There are still little pockets of fanatacism. I understand that punters going to or in NT hospitals are still compelled to wear the mask…

Went down to Coastal Town last weekend. A woman serving in a furniture store (gasp!) was wearing the full plastic face-shield. A couple of other shop assistants around her were wearing masks. No doubt badgered into it by Karen Faceshield.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 30, 2023 11:04 am

Zulu – it was a pretty tumultuous time for wool. Taxpayers dodged a bullet there. Could easily have ended up much worse. A lot depends on your point of view and I was never a grower.

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 30, 2023 11:04 am

When the meja receive new instructions from their foreign masters

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 30, 2023 11:10 am

A woman serving in a furniture store (gasp!) was wearing the full plastic face-shield

Heavens to Betsy.

Right this second, you can hear the stand/fight/fall turbo spooling up in the distance.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 30, 2023 11:10 am

See a few masks around outside still (a sure sign of having absolutely no idea of basis virus transmission). The usual old people who are afraid of everything and a surprising number of young women.

Roger
Roger
March 30, 2023 11:11 am

“Meet the ‘theybies’. Not baby boys, not baby girls. SUNDAY on #60Mins, the new parenting trend letting young children choose their own gender.”

I can see a lot of children suing their parents down the track.

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 11:15 am

When will this shit end?

When stupid parents stop trying to live out their stupid fantasies through their children.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 30, 2023 11:16 am

Zulu – it was a pretty tumultuous time for wool.

My family were involved in the wool industry at that time. The problem with the whole wool reserve price scheme was that it gave a floor price for wool, no matter what the quality, and some growers just went on supplying low quality wool…

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 30, 2023 11:22 am

Old Leftysays:

March 30, 2023 at 9:47 am

I see Emma Walters is paying price for no longer being Mrs Setka.

I am not taking sides in Setka vs Setka.
Both very ordinary types.
Two large family sized boxes of popcorn for me.

Cassie of Sydney
March 30, 2023 11:25 am

“The more people I speak with the more I have realised the ship has sailed. Biological Males ARE already playing in multiple Female Sports Australia wide.

@FootballAUS multiple leagues
@NRLWomens multiple leagues
@VFL VFLW multiple leagues
Mutiple Bball state leagues”

So, what will it take?

A girl/woman severely injured by one of these perverts?

A girl/woman assaulted/raped in a bathroom or changeroom by one of these perverts?

A girl/woman dead from an injury caused by one of these perverts?

bons
bons
March 30, 2023 11:27 am

Balanced tax payer funded broadcaster SBS is displaying a series of balanced advertisements in support of the Vice campaign.
One such features three PM’s who balanced SBS have determined worked tirelessly in support of the aboriginal cause. Whitlam, Keating and Rudd!
I must have missed that.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 30, 2023 11:27 am

A Guide to Understanding the Hoax of the Century

Thirteen ways of looking at disinformation

In 1950, Sen. Joseph McCarthy claimed that he had proof of a communist spy ring operating inside the government. Overnight, the explosive accusations blew up in the national press, but the details kept changing. Initially, McCarthy said he had a list with the names of 205 communists in the State Department; the next day he revised it to 57. Since he kept the list a secret, the inconsistencies were beside the point. The point was the power of the accusation, which made McCarthy’s name synonymous with the politics of the era.

For more than half a century, McCarthyism stood as a defining chapter in the worldview of American liberals: a warning about the dangerous allure of blacklists, witch hunts, and demagogues.

Until 2017, that is, when another list of alleged Russian agents roiled the American press and political class. A new outfit called Hamilton 68 claimed to have discovered hundreds of Russian-affiliated accounts that had infiltrated Twitter to sow chaos and help Donald Trump win the election. Russia stood accused of hacking social media platforms, the new centers of power, and using them to covertly direct events inside the United States.

None of it was true. After reviewing Hamilton 68’s secret list, Twitter’s safety officer, Yoel Roth, privately admitted that his company was allowing “real people” to be “unilaterally labeled Russian stooges without evidence or recourse.”

The Hamilton 68 episode played out as a nearly shot-for-shot remake of the McCarthy affair, with one important difference: McCarthy faced some resistance from leading journalists as well as from the U.S. intelligence agencies and his fellow members of Congress. In our time, those same groups lined up to support the new secret lists and attack anyone who questioned them.

When proof emerged earlier this year that Hamilton 68 was a high-level hoax perpetrated against the American people, it was met with a great wall of silence in the national press. The disinterest was so profound, it suggested a matter of principle rather than convenience for the standard-bearers of American liberalism who had lost faith in the promise of freedom and embraced a new ideal.

In his last days in office, President Barack Obama made the decision to set the country on a new course. On Dec. 23, 2016, he signed into law the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act, which used the language of defending the homeland to launch an open-ended, offensive information war.

Something in the looming specter of Donald Trump and the populist movements of 2016 reawakened sleeping monsters in the West. Disinformation, a half-forgotten relic of the Cold War, was newly spoken of as an urgent, existential threat. Russia was said to have exploited the vulnerabilities of the open internet to bypass U.S. strategic defenses by infiltrating private citizens’ phones and laptops. The Kremlin’s endgame was to colonize the minds of its targets, a tactic cyber warfare specialists call “cognitive hacking.”

Defeating this specter was treated as a matter of national survival. “The U.S. Is Losing at Influence Warfare,” warned a December 2016 article in the defense industry journal, Defense One.

The message from the U.S. defense establishment was clear: To win the information war—an existential conflict taking place in the borderless dimensions of cyberspace—the government needed to dispense with outdated legal distinctions between foreign terrorists and American citizens.

Since 2016, the federal government has spent billions of dollars on turning the counter-disinformation complex into one of the most powerful forces in the modern world: a sprawling leviathan with tentacles reaching into both the public and private sector, which the government uses to direct a “whole of society” effort that aims to seize total control over the internet and achieve nothing less than the eradication of human error.

It would be nice to call what has taken place a tragedy, but an audience is meant to learn something from a tragedy.

As a nation, America not only has learned nothing, it has been deliberately prevented from learning anything while being made to chase after shadows. This is not because Americans are stupid;

it’s because what has taken place is not a tragedy but something closer to a crime

Disinformation is both the name of the crime and the means of covering it up; a weapon that doubles as a disguise.

Roger
Roger
March 30, 2023 11:31 am

So, what will it take?

Administrators need to grow a pair.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 11:33 am

Teaching trans-identifying people that their suffering is caused by a cruelly religious and patriarchal world, explaining that these forces put their very lives in danger — that, indeed, they are victims of a potential “genocide” — creates an incredibly dangerous ideological predicate for violent action.

But the legacy media, by and large, support that narrative. To admit the obvious — that men cannot be women and vice versa; that believing you were born “in the wrong body” is a mental disorder, not a weapon to be used in tearing down an unjust society; that high rates of depression and suicidal ideation among those who identify as transgender is not caused predominantly by societal intolerance but by the disorder itself — undermines the new civil rights crusade the Left has built, directed against traditional roles and institutions.

Fighting hard both legally and especially socially against all sorts of ideological violence is imperative to stem the tide of craziness surrounding shibboleths of the so-called ‘progressive’ left. The whole victimology media have to be tamped down re this. That why I have no time for M0nty trolling this blog in support of such violence, seeing it as somehow justified. It is not, which must be very clearly and loudly said.

That said, I am equally condemnatory of any and all violence stemming from supporters of other ideological persuasions, for instance some religious ones, or violence from improper policing or from organised militias and criminal gangs.

Civil discourse and the rule of law must prevail. As must the civilizational values of free speech (I will support any Free Speech Union in Australia). There must be a turn around in the current media reporting of protests: more honesty and far less bias in the reporting of violent incidents is essential. The madness of the crowd hatred seen against Posie Parker in Australia and New Zealand should never occur again without strong police action to arrest it. Nor should the media dissemble from factually reporting what happened, as they did during her visit.

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 11:38 am

As the wedge on girls’ sport does its progressive job, the only thing parents can do is vote with their feet.

As Scott Adams advised on another front – get the hell away.

Nothing, no medal, no accolade, no success, no money is worth serious injury at the hands (or more likely feet) of a biological male in pigtails. I have already had this discussion with my children about the grand daughters (and a grandson in age based rugby with enormous Islander children).

Diogenes
Diogenes
March 30, 2023 11:43 am

Yes some twat from the Bendigo bank once asked me what a bank cheque I wanted was for. I wish I had said none of your damn business.

I had the same experience at the Stanthorpe Agency of the Bendigo Bank. I answered “good whiskey and bad women”, the teller looked horrified. I then went on “seriously it is being made out to the trust fund of (name of local solicitor who according to local gossip had ties to the Calbrian mafia). Are you trying to warn me the Mafia rumours might be true?” Teller went red, white, grey, then green in rapid succession. Handed me the cheque without another word.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 30, 2023 11:44 am

Voice bill ‘takes Australia one step closer to making history’

By Rosie Lewis
Political Correspondent
@rosieslewis
11:33AM March 30, 2023
No Comments

Indigenous Australians Minister Linda Burney has declared the introduction of the Constitution Alteration Bill takes the country “one step closer to making history”, as she hit out at “doubters” and “wreckers” she said want to hold the country back.

Ms Burney said members of the government’s referendum engagement group, comprising more than 60 Indigenous leaders, were at Parliament House to say a simple word: “Yes”.

“Yes to the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Yes to constitutional recognition. Yes to a voice to the parliament,” Ms Burney said after the bill’s introduction.

“Now of course there will always be those that seek to hold us back. Those doubters, those wreckers, they want to hold Australia back. Well, we want to take Australia forward. We want to take Australia forward more united, more hopeful and more reconciled than ever before.”

Referendum working group member Pat Anderson, an Alyawarre woman who has worked mainly in Aboriginal organisations since she was 15 years old, said the voice would ensure Indigenous Australians no longer needed to justify and explain who they were and why they needed money for particular causes to future governments.

“Me and those after me won’t have to do that ever again,” she said.

“And the system has changed to accommodate our needs so we can really get down to the disadvantage that continues and continues on and on to plague us. There has to be a stop here. And this is it. It will we be able to make all of us be able to make better decisions and target better, a whole lot better where those desperate resources are needed.

“Last week was really tough, really hard work but it was fantastic. We worked really closely … the whole team was really tight. And today, we’ve just taken it one step further.

“There’s nowhere else to go in my view. We’ve got our bare asses on the barbed wire here.

“Referendum working group member Pat Anderson, an Alyawarre woman who has worked mainly in Aboriginal organisations since she was 15 years old”

Wasn’t Pat Anderson high up the food chain of ATSIC?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 11:44 am

American TV commenter Megan Kelly (ex Fox News) is strong in calling for more mental health assessment facilities and laws which allow family and others concerned to request a mental health check, with a power of a 72 hour holding period. We have this already in Australia for emergency admissions, but getting that admission and care for a loved one is the issue here. She also quite rightly asks for more long-term residential care facilities for deeply disturbed people who are not functioning normally or well.

Now, I have concerns about civil liberties here, thousands of people would malignly request President Trump be called for review, and an equal number or more would think President Biden was a clearly senile fruitloop, but to make everything to do with someone’s mental capacity to live according to the law a voluntary matter is clearly untenable. Parents in particular should have some rights to refer their recalcitrant children. As it stands, if you disagree with a gender transforming child, you are the one considered the one out of step with societal norms, such as they are defined legislatively today.

Lysander
Lysander
March 30, 2023 11:44 am

I was watching Neil Oliver the other night (a new experience for me) and he was saying a friend of his went into a bank to withdraw a couple of thousand euros of his own money and the teller wouldn’t give to him unless he told them what he needed it for.

More gobsmacking, the teller said “Ok that’s fine but if we find our you’re lying we can suspend your account!!”

WTAF???

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 30, 2023 11:45 am

Cassie of Sydneysays:
March 30, 2023 at 9:38 am
Redundancy slips being handed out at Antifa Inc HQ?
Or are they the same people?
Occupy Wall Street begets Antifa begets Trannies-R-Us?

American journalist Andy Ngo has chronicled this in detail. A disproportionate number of Antifa thugs and activists are trannies. They are sick, disturbed people and violent.

The fascist left scraping the bottom of the barrel? Beware, m0nty=fa, they will be looking to drag the “Ante-fa adjacent” supporters of punching Nazis into the team next.

John Brumble
John Brumble
March 30, 2023 11:46 am

Except McCarthy was correct. The gaslighting on the change in numbers is a dishonest portrayal of two different numbers for two different things.

Real Deal
Real Deal
March 30, 2023 11:51 am

Probably wasn’t the worst Liar Minister for Agriculture, despite the wool industry blowing up during this time, which was more coincidence.

Not my politics but seemed a decent human. When he was sworn in as treasurer in 1991 in the last Hawke ministry every other minister turned up in their comm car LTDs or Caprices. He drove to Yarralumla in his TP Magna.

Also was famous at a press conference as treasurer when answering questions about the deficit said “Your guess is good as mine.” And “I wouldn’t have a clue”. At least he was honest.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 11:51 am

the voice would ensure Indigenous Australians no longer needed to justify and explain who they were and why they needed money for particular causes to future governments.

Any group of people in Australia who receive taxpayer funding is required to undergo assessment by our parliamentary systems of government re what it is for and how much funding, if any, is needed. It is called transparency.

I cannot see why aboriginal people should be excluded from this requirement.
There are plenty of opportunities already for consultations and viewpoints to be put.

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 11:55 am

And it is interesting that in boys’ sports like rugby age/weight conditions have been imposed because of the increased danger to smaller boys.

Administrators recognised the fact that not all children are equal as far as safety is concerned. Our little bloke made it his business to study George Gregan’s tactics and has acquitted himself well while staying out of harm’s way.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 11:58 am

It has been reported that ING, an internet bank with a presence in Australia, wrote to a female activist (not a ‘progressive’ one) and demanded she transfer her funds to anther bank within a week or they would close her account and hold her funds from her.

Is this true? Where and where and to whom? I would really like to know as we have very large amounts of cash held with ING, which we would withdraw if such a thing had really happened. So would many others I suspect. Banks can’t act as political overseers of their customers. They can of course act if they think their customers are laundering funds or behaving illegally in matters to do with banking.

Gilas
Gilas
March 30, 2023 11:59 am

Frank says:
March 29, 2023 at 10:42 pm

Doesn’t the definition (mathematical at least) of a chaotic system require that it be deterministic?

Just saw this..
Yes, the laws/equations are deterministic, in a mathematical sense ie. they are expressed in a formal system of equations: factors {a,b,c…} act over {x,y,z..} in a pre-defined way, put through a machine, with clear, well-defined algorithms, but the longer term outcome is stochastic ie. essentially random or chaotic, due to the complexity of the interactions with time, leading to complete real World unpredictability.

Even theoretically “correct” physical laws cannot predict accurate outcomes beyond a short time horizon.
See projectile motion with air drag or Brownian motion, as little as 2 precise equations.. the observed results are anybody’s guess after the initial conditions have elapsed.

We can thus make educated guesses and understand that there will be errors.
Mathematicians know this, refine theory to attempt to minimise the uncertainty.
Engineers know this and design accordingly.
Climate “scientists” may know this, but prefer to be charlatans.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 30, 2023 12:07 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha at 11:16 – the guy who wrote The Call of the Reed Warbler wrote a book on it. Clearly written from a particular perspective, I’m not sure how close it is to the reality of what occurred (like all history). Certainly a lot of people left the industry never to return.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 30, 2023 12:07 pm

Rogersays:
March 30, 2023 at 10:47 am
900,000 new residents in 18 months.

Now, if the Greens were green and not reds they’d be howling about the impact of such a massive influx of people on the environs of Sydney & Melbourne.

Australians Against Further Immigration was a green-tinged group from the 1990s. Now long gone, together with any “environmentalists” who might have had any concern about the potential impact of a larger population on the environment.

Cassie of Sydney
March 30, 2023 12:08 pm

“Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bearesays:
March 30, 2023 at 11:58 am”

Lizzie, can you give us further info. I haven’t heard anything.

Tom
Tom
March 30, 2023 12:10 pm

People who think they can choose their gender essentially believe they’re God. So it was just a matter of time before they declared war on God and Christians (who believe only God can assign gender), as they did in Nashville last Monday.

Tucker Carlson Tonight.

PS: the “trans” movement is just rebranded satanism.

shatterzzz
March 30, 2023 12:12 pm

the voice would ensure Indigenous Australians no longer needed to justify and explain who they were and why they needed money for particular causes to future governments.

News to me .. when did 251s 1st have to justify their $30billion rip-off ..!

aaron
aaron
March 30, 2023 12:15 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3apJAMySqrI

“The Who” onto something years ago.

One girl was called Jean Marie
Another little girl was called Felicity
Another little girl was Sally Joy
The other was me, and I’m a boy
My name is Bill, and I’m a head case
They practice making up on my face
Yeah, I feel lucky if I get trousers to wear
Spend evenings taking hairpins from my hair
I’m a boy, I’m a boy
But my ma won’t admit it
I’m a boy, I’m a boy
But if I say I am, I get it
Put your frock on, Jean Marie
Plait your hair, Felicity
Paint your nails, little Sally Joy
Put this wig on, little boy
I’m a boy, I’m a boy
But my ma won’t admit it
I’m a boy, I’m a boy
But if I say I am, I get it
Wanna play cricket on the green
Ride my bike across the street
Cut myself and see my blood
Wanna come home all covered in mud
I’m a boy, I’m a boy
But my ma won’t admit it
I’m a boy, I’m a boy
But if I say I am, I get it

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
March 30, 2023 12:17 pm
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 12:17 pm

“The more people I speak with the more I have realised the ship has sailed. Biological Males ARE already playing in multiple Female Sports Australia wide.

So these ‘mixed’ sports are no longer representative of purely female achievement.

There’s nothing that’s fair to women about that. Give it away, girls. It’s gone.

Let alone the risk of injury and the shame, or indeed danger, of shared changerooms.

shatterzzz
March 30, 2023 12:18 pm

I am not taking sides in Setka vs Setka.

You have to wonder if this level of investigation would have grown legs if John weren’t a maaate of Dan ..!

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 30, 2023 12:20 pm

The British Army is proud to claim that no Challenger 2 has ever been lost to enemy action

If true, its only luck so far.

Australia also can claim no one has ever been killed by an IED in a Bushmaster, and that is luck too. We had about 50 blown up in Afghanistan. I inspected a number of the wrecks at our in country bone yard.

I also inspected what was left of a similar US ‘v hull’ MRAP. It had been blown up by an IED but this was after the Talibs learned that placing the pressure plate AND the charge in the same place generally only blew the wheel off (the wheel hits the plate, the plate detonates the charge, which is ALSO under the wheel, and the blast deflects up and away as designed).

After they learned to offset the charge from the plate, the explosion could be centred more under the keel of the vehicle. The US vehicle I saw which was so struck was completely obliterated, all that was left was the floor of the hull, bent up in a banana. The turret and upper structure was all gone and the crew all killed.

The US also had Abrams similarly killed in Iraq by explosions under the floor – indeed they are less resistant to these than V hulls.

I can assure you that as soon as the various Western wunderpanzers get into action in Ukraine, they will start getting killed by the Ruskies.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 30, 2023 12:21 pm

Masks are still required at my GP’s which is part of a larger practice so I don’t know whether it was a group decision.

Just tell them you have a ‘medical exemption’ and watch their eyes spin.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 30, 2023 12:24 pm

back in 2014 I was interrogated by a bank teller while it want $2k in cash.
I ended up telling her that I was buying a motor-bike of some bloke in the Trading Post

I vacillate between telling them (politely) ‘ITS NONE OF YOUR FCUKING BUSINESS’, and ‘I’m burying it in the garden – I dont trust banks…’

BTW … If you have not *already* put aside a stash of cash/PMs/BTc, you haven’t been paying attention have you?

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 12:24 pm

I would say we still need another 3 orders of magnitude improvement minimum to make interstellar travel feasible, and that’s assuming the mass required is 100% efficiently transformed into motive power (which it won’t be, of course).

I think it needs to go many more orders of magnitude under the current requirements. The 2200 kg mass energy bound is is still massive. One gigatonne of TNT = 46.55 kg of mass converted to energy.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 30, 2023 12:27 pm

French woman arrested for insulting president – media

The Yellow Vest protester has denied deliberately calling Emmanuel Macron ‘trash’ on social media

A French woman is reportedly facing jail time for allegedly referring to President Emmanuel Macron as ‘trash’ in a social media post. That’s according to local outlet La Voix du Nord, which named the woman as “Valerie” from St. Martin, on Tuesday.

Charged with contempt of a public official, she insists she didn’t even mean to describe Macron that way, blaming her phone’s autocorrect, and claims the government is “making an example” of her.

The Yellow Vest protester was arrested on Friday after three police officers appeared at her apartment door, she told the news outlet. Demanding to know if it was a prank – she had never been arrested before, she said – Valerie was taken to the local police station, where she was reportedly told she was suspected of writing “Macron ordure” (Macron trash) on a wall in Arques.

“I was just photographed in front of it, smiling,” she explained, denying the accusation.

She was also confronted with a Facebook post from earlier that week, which read, “The trash will speak tomorrow at 1pm, for the people who are nothing, it is always on TV that we find trash.” It was dated the day before Macron was scheduled to give a televised interview to two major French news outlets.

Amnesty International recently condemned the French government for convicting thousands of people on “contempt of public officials” charges similar to Valerie’s every year, using the offense to quash peaceful dissent even as the Elysee waxed poetic about freedom of speech.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 30, 2023 12:28 pm

the guy who wrote The Call of the Reed Warbler wrote a book on it.

Charles Massey, “Breaking the Sheep’s Back.” Lent my copy to some scoundrel, who never returned it.

Tom
Tom
March 30, 2023 12:30 pm

Give it away, girls. It’s gone.

So, Lizzie, I take it you support the abolition of women’s sports.

You’re caving in and leaving women’s sports to men dressed as women. In other words, you’re supporting sexual perversity and the physical danger to our children of having men competing in women’s sports.

The trans movement is just rebranded satanism. The only people who benefit are (mostly male) homosexuals.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 12:31 pm

HZ, thanks for that link re the ING Bank. This sounds like banking protection of their own mistakes to me more than anything else, although their determination re who to ‘de-bank’ is also lacking transparency. I’ve never much liked not having a bricks and mortar bank to deal with, and I am liking it even less so now.

Spending it all is seeming even more attractive than ever. 🙂

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 30, 2023 12:31 pm

Lent my copy to some scoundrel, who never returned it.

Don’t be that person. Karma will get them.

Crossie
Crossie
March 30, 2023 12:31 pm

Lysander says:
March 30, 2023 at 11:44 am
I was watching Neil Oliver the other night (a new experience for me) and he was saying a friend of his went into a bank to withdraw a couple of thousand euros of his own money and the teller wouldn’t give to him unless he told them what he needed it for.
More gobsmacking, the teller said “Ok that’s fine but if we find our you’re lying we can suspend your account!!”

UK, the home of George Orwell, has gone full 1984. No wonder Poms are trying to move anywhere they will have them. I heard that Eastern Europe is now a new destination.

John H.
John H.
March 30, 2023 12:33 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bearesays:
March 30, 2023 at 11:44 am
American TV commenter Megan Kelly (ex Fox News) is strong in calling for more mental health assessment facilities and laws which allow family and others concerned to request a mental health check, with a power of a 72 hour holding period. We have this already in Australia for emergency admissions, but getting that admission and care for a loved one is the issue here. She also quite rightly asks for more long-term residential care facilities for deeply disturbed people who are not functioning normally or well.

Now, I have concerns about civil liberties here, thousands of people would malignly request President Trump be called for review, and an equal number or more would think President Biden was a clearly senile fruitloop, but to make everything to do with someone’s mental capacity to live according to the law a voluntary matter is clearly untenable. Parents in particular should have some rights to refer their recalcitrant children. As it stands, if you disagree with a gender transforming child, you are the one considered the one out of step with societal norms, such as they are defined legislatively today.

Szasz and Rosenhan will be laughing in their graves at Megan Kelly’s suggestion. We can’t even predict suicide. She should watch those “How Mad Are You” programs. Observed for a week under various conditions, the prediction rate of a group of mental health professionals was woeful. In Australia there was a program to prescribe antipsychotics to at risk teenagers. A complete failure. In Australia, despite a multiples increase in antidepressant prescribing and the provision of free psychological services over the last decade the rates of suicide, depression, and anxiety, remain very stable. At times like these so many have a solution. We all like to play Captain Hindsight and to some extent we should do that, but we all must resist the temptation of the availability heuristic.

rickw
rickw
March 30, 2023 12:33 pm

The fascist left scraping the bottom of the barrel? Beware, m0nty=fa, they will be looking to drag the “Ante-fa adjacent” supporters of punching Nazis into the team next.

Conscription notice from Big Trans incoming. Recruits into a military normally get their hair cut off. These recruits get their dicks cut off. Good for munty that he’s already it done.

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