Open Thread – Tues 28 March 2023


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

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Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 30, 2023 12:33 pm

For Nerds Only Sealed Section:

Frank says:
March 29, 2023 at 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?

Frank’s question: Mathematically, a chaotic system is required to be deterministic. In theory the system is capable of exactly reproducing outputs if the starting conditions and all outside inputs are equal.
So, strictly, yes.

Which is also the point where we step into the physical world, confront ‘scale’ and time, and meet Gilas.

The idea that the Earth’s climate is mathematically chaotic and therefore predictable (ahem, given enough analysis and funding) appears to be based on assertions by climate scientists.

In reality the Earth system is so large in scale, complex, and uncertain that prediction comes apart at very short time scales.

Sure, subsets are predictable within time limits – for example whether patterns associated with a developing low are predictable. But on a larger temporal and spatial scale the climate system is disordered and effectively random (and may actually be random, given the huge uncertainty around key inputs, such as forcing and linkages). This restricts climate models to general descriptions of the underlying patterns and organisation. *

As such, even the boldest and most activist climate modellers step back from claiming powers of determinist prediction. (Instead, being dishonest scrotes, they imply prediction for the casual reader, by calling their prognostications ‘projections’ and surrounding them with lies about ‘model skill’ and pretend probability distributions in the face of speculation.)

I’ll see myself out…

* This is a current hot topic in the world of Chaos Theory and modelling – indeed, 2021 Nobel Prize material.

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 12:35 pm

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.

They must be glad they have had two major revolutions and five republics.

Democracy is about the cops beating you up and a politician resigns.

rickw
rickw
March 30, 2023 12:37 pm

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.

In my preliminary searches on machinetools in Thailand, I came across a couple of posts by Brits, “Where can I buy a lathe in Thailand? Are there any Myfords in Thailand?” may be also heading to SE Asia.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 30, 2023 12:37 pm

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

The seventh circle under the pit of Hell should be reserved for them. I lent a copy of a book to someone, who I thought would know better – when I asked if they had finished reading it, they admitted they had lent it to ‘good old so and so” who hadn’t returned it, and asked if there was anything special about the volume.

Breathing heavily, I pointed out it was “rare and collectable” and a signed copy, to boot…..three months later, it was returned…

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 30, 2023 12:38 pm

The Call of the Reed Warbler
Not to be confused with The Shriek of the Yellow Belly Tax Sucker.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 12:38 pm

Our daughter does all her banking with ING, because she is a corporate executive internet-savvy type.
She recommended them to us. I’m glad we still have other banks, bricks and mortar ones, holding some large amounts of cash and one of them also used for our daily banking needs.

I am more used to property investments. Maybe we could consider some reinvestment there.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 30, 2023 12:38 pm

When will this shit end?

Only after the cancer kills the host, and society becomes so poor that all the parasitic ‘grievance’ industry ‘jobs’ wither and die for lack of government support.

Only then will real jobs, done by real men (mainly), producing real goods and services that people want, be valued.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 30, 2023 12:41 pm

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.

Ay present, you can still pull $2000 per day from the wall. Its pretty easy to set up accounts with the big 4 and thereby pull $8k a day if you need to – they are often all withing walking distance in regional towns.

No need to go near a teller then. (and yes, I know, it can all change – but thats the state of play atm.)

rickw
rickw
March 30, 2023 12:44 pm

Observed for a week under various conditions, the prediction rate of a group of mental health professionals was woeful.

I reckon I could do much better. If you’re a bloke who wears dresses or is who is planning to chop their dick off, you’ve got a problem.

Seriously, I think this is a forest for the trees issue. No surprises that the “professionals” had a woeful prediction rate. An average punter sitting down for a beer with them for a couple of hours would be far more accurate.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 12:44 pm

We are still awaiting the return of Montefiore’s “Jerusalem”. It’s been over two years now, and I recently put out polite feelers for getting it back.

The excuse was it’s seven hundred pages long. Best case is they simply forgot.

It takes me only week or two of bedtime reading to rip through seven hundred pages.

Top Ender
Top Ender
March 30, 2023 12:44 pm

Article on “let teachers teach” by your truly at Quadrant

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 30, 2023 12:49 pm

We are still awaiting the return of Montefiore’s “Jerusalem”

A friend of mine is a fairly ardent bibliophile, and I am privileged, indeed, to have borrowing rights from his library. His request is “Please don’t on lend any books, return them to me, and I’ll organize the loan.”

Robert Sewell
March 30, 2023 12:50 pm

Aunty Joy:

“I am a leader of the Wurundjeri Nation. I asked to be treated as an equal.”

No. You’ve actually asked to be treated differently, and that events be changed to accommodate you and your ego.
And the answer was “NO.”
About time – you should have had your hand smacked for your arrogance.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 30, 2023 12:50 pm

>DEI at Law Schools Could Bring Down America

After the Stanford episode, Ilya Shapiro sounds a warning: The threat to ‘dismantle existing structures’ is an idle one in English class. But in legal education it targets individual rights and equal treatment under the Constitution.

Wokeness, or what used to be called political correctness, once seemed merely harebrained, the product of shallow ideas and immature passion.

The common view was that undergraduates would outgrow it once they left campus and faced the rigors of the real world.

You seldom hear that anymore, as those ideas have run amok in culture- and economy-defining institutions ranging from news organizations and local governments to professional societies and corporate boardrooms. But Ilya Shapiro thinks we’re not alarmed enough about their influence in one important corner of academia: law schools. The professional ideologues who wield administrative authority on American college campuses want nothing less than to “change the American constitutional system,” Mr. Shapiro says. They pose a grave long-term threat to “the rule of law and inalienable rights, and even concepts like equal treatment under the law.”

Mr. Shapiro, 45, is director of constitutional studies at the Manhattan Institute. Hunkered down in the study of his Virginia home, he’s working on a book, “Canceling Justice: The Illiberal Takeover of Legal Education,” that seeks to lay bare the process by which bureaucrats appointed to promote “diversity, equity and inclusion” on campus have “perverted our system of legal education.”

Already, Mr. Shapiro says, partners at law firms “cower in fear of their associates, who question their firm’s representation of certain types of client and demand that statements be made by law firms after Supreme Court decisions and other developments in the political world.” A friend of his was a partner in the Houston office of a large global law firm. “She’s pro-life,” he says, declining to name the lawyer or the firm. After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, various firm leaders asked her to handle some pro bono clients advancing pro-choice arguments. “She said she was too busy and didn’t make a stink over it,” Mr. Shapiro says. “Eventually, the managing partner of the Houston office said, ‘Well, I guess you’re pro-life. What’s the point of having a female partner who’s pro-life?’ ” She now practices independently.

Much of this seems self-defeating. Would you hire an attorney who is made to feel “unsafe” by a Supreme Court decision? Wouldn’t a lawyer who heckled a judge in court go to jail for contempt? Maybe there’s still something to the idea that woke students are in for a shock after graduation.

“Professors are shying away from entire topics, not just a given perspective on a topic,” Mr. Shapiro says. They’re “just skipping over anything to do with rape or hate crimes, because they’re too sensitive. You try to write an exam question and there are too many red flags, too many tripwires.” These professors do “their students a disservice by not training them in how to advocate in the real world of courts. There, it’s not a conversation between the left and the far left.”

But those jobs also have real-world power, the exercise of which could eventually cumulate into “regime change,” Mr. Shapiro warns. “I’m not trying to be hyperbolic or bombastic. If you read critical legal studies, of which critical race theory is a subset, you’ll read about the need to ‘fundamentally dismantle existing structures,’ to ‘change the way social hierarchies operate.’ . . . The goal is to fundamentally change the way that American society operates.”

These ideas are particularly fashionable on elite campuses, although Mr. Shapiro notes recent hostile incidents at lower-rated schools such as Texas A&M, the University of Kansas and UC Hastings (the last involving Mr. Shapiro himself). “There’s a higher quotient of activist types who would engage in disruptions and contribute to an illiberal atmosphere at a Yale than at a University of Iowa.”

At top schools, “more people are getting that law degree to change the world, whereas at lower-ranked schools, they want to be lawyers. They want to make money and get a job and join the upper middle class.”

Is there any hope for elite schools? After Judge Duncan’s mobbing, Jenny Martinez, dean of Stanford Law School, issued a 10-page memo that strongly defended free speech and academic freedom, apologized to the judge and announced that Ms. Steinbach, the DEI associate dean, had been placed on administrative leave.

Mr. Shapiro would like to see more. He thinks universities need to enforce their policies against hecklers’ vetoes by disciplining those who violate them. Law schools can suspend students, even expel them in serious cases, and impose career consequences. “They can also report to a bar association,” Mr. Shapiro says. “All law schools have to sign off on a character and fitness assessment before a graduate can take the bar exam.” If a student has been “completely disruptive, and has demonstrated that he doesn’t have the character and fitness to be a lawyer, they can be adjudged not fit to sit for the bar exam”—with due process, including the right of appeal, of course.

Ms. Martinez did none of that. Her memo promised to institute “mandatory educational programming for our student body rather than referring specific students for disciplinary sanction” and to blur students’ faces when the university releases video of the event.

Mr. Shapiro says there have to be “exogenous shocks to really change things.” One approach might be to target the elite schools’ status.

Judges James Ho and Elizabeth Branch of the Fifth and 11th Circuits, respectively, announced in October that they won’t hire clerks from Yale until the school reforms its policies on free speech.

“If any Supreme Court justice said that,” Mr. Shapiro says, “it would be a game-changer.” In an article for National Review, Judges Ho and Branch also called on Stanford to “identify the disrupters so that future employers know who they are hiring.”

Mr. Shapiro takes heart that “people who are not cultural warriors of the left or the right are starting to notice this stuff, and they don’t like what they see.”

Lawmakers in 15 states have introduced bills to slash or abolish DEI offices and staff at public colleges, although none have passed so far. The backlash is still inchoate, and Mr. Shapiro believes the only solution is to purge “DEI bureaucracies that undermine the liberal values of academic speech and due process.”

cohenite
March 30, 2023 12:51 pm

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?

Already happened.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 30, 2023 12:52 pm

Jessie Czebotar is Martin Armstrong.
Prove me wrong.

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 12:53 pm

Withdraw 8k in cash then the cops can hassle you for why you have 8k in cash.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 30, 2023 12:54 pm

dr duk

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

See also the Centurion at the AWM, biiiig upwards dent in the hull floor.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 30, 2023 12:55 pm

“I am a leader of the Wurundjeri Nation. I asked to be treated as an equal.”

The Wurundjeri Nation that was utterly conquered, after mounting a resistance best described as futile?

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 30, 2023 12:55 pm

On lending of borrowed books is certainly pushing a friendship.

jupes
jupes
March 30, 2023 12:56 pm

Good afternoon, Cats. Some interesting new watch releases from Rolex this year. Normally they make only the most minor of adjustments, maybe increase the case size by a mil here, or add crown guards there. Why mess with a winning formula, right? However, this year they have made big changes to a few of their collections. Firstly they have discontinued the Milguas and the Cellini collections.

The Cellini was the Rolex dress watch and their least popular watch. I suppose that was because they were competing with the top echelon of watchmakers. Why buy a Cellini when you could have a Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin? Anyhoo they replaced it with this: The Perpetual 1908. For the first time in many years, Rolex has combined its elegant dial with a sapphire caseback to expose the movement. The thickness of the case has been reduced by a third, while keeping +2/-2 sec accuracy. To me, this indicates that they are finally willing to take on the prestigious watchmakers on their own turf. We’ll see how they go.

Other changes include a sapphire caseback on the Daytona, a multi-coloured dial for the Oyster Perpetual and this dial for the Daydate – you know, the President’s watch, so named because numerous US presidents have worn one. I can’t imagine President Trump wearing one in 2025 when he takes back what was rightfully his.

Chris
Chris
March 30, 2023 12:56 pm

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

I always think I will remember who I lent it to. And then I fail to do so.
Then I once discovered that I intentionally GAVE it to a person I valued highly, and forgot THAT.

Right now, I think I lent George Trotter’s “Small Arms of Western Australia” to someone I can’t recall. GRRR!

jupes
jupes
March 30, 2023 12:57 pm

If you are promoting a cause that neo-Nazis support, there is something profoundly wrong with your cause or the way you are prosecuting it.

I guess that means an end to support for Ukraine then.

Vicki
Vicki
March 30, 2023 12:58 pm

For those interested in treatments for Covid and Covid vaccine injuries, a fascinating article has appeared in Epoch Times. It documents the development of a treatment by gastroenterologist Dr. Sabine Hazan. She consulted our own Dr. Tom Borody in early 2020 in development a treatment that acts successfully on the gut bacteria. This is fascinating because it supports the theory of Emeritus Professor Robert Clancy that the virus enters the immune system via mucosa in the nose and the infected mucosa travels to the gut.

It is a tragedy that the blister pack of Ivermectin, Doxycycline and Hydroxychloroquine & Azithromycin was refused approval by the regulatory bodies that were transfixed (for some reason) by the gene therapies proposed by Big Pharma.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/dr-sabine-hazan-the-gut-bacteria-thats-missing-in-people-who-get-severe-covid_5140242.html?utm_source=Enews&utm_campaign=etv-2023-03-26&utm_medium=email&est=t%2FWqsUl0DwaQpeRzQBEo85X%2F%2B1MiEu4dOOXpTjz9lGovmV8j4yl8mMYW7CL9qC8xXBs%3D

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
March 30, 2023 12:59 pm

Albanese treating us like morons to be shepherded and directed – as if there’s only one Voice on His Voice

Thursday, 30 March 2023

I learned in business that people don’t like to be told they have no choice but to buy your product.

You see it with large monopolies like Telstra – eg you can have fast internet but you must also rent a phone line.

Albanese is treating us like mugs on His Voice.

He’s not even close to telling us we have a choice.

The purpose of his Referendum is to deliver us the chance to have our say.

But you wouldn’t think so if you listened to our Prime Minister.

Albanese treating us like morons to be shepherded and directed – as if there’s only one Voice on His Voice

Here are today’s statements from Australia’s Head of Government:

The Voice will be a chance for all Australians to be heard
The Voice will change our country for the better.
The Voice will be an historic, unifying moment for our country.

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He even posted a photo of his soviet style apparatchiks clapping on demand.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 30, 2023 12:59 pm

At top schools, “more people are getting that law degree to change the world, whereas at lower-ranked schools, they want to be lawyers. They want to make money and get a job and join the upper middle class.”

Join mUnty in other words.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 30, 2023 1:00 pm

flyingduksays:
March 30, 2023 at 12:38 pm
When will this shit end?

Only after the cancer kills the host, and society becomes so poor that all the parasitic ‘grievance’ industry ‘jobs’ wither and die for lack of government support.

The Screech and 900,000 new immigrants in the next 18 months should start this process.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 1:02 pm

Szasz and others similar from that ‘anti-psychiatry’ period threw the baby out with the bathwater, John H. When someone is in a florid psychosis or a deep depression, or when these brain confusions are being masked as people flip in and out of them, then some form of legal restraint can be useful, sometimes comprising of merely introducing proper patterns of sleep. Even the act of presenting the individual with the knowledge that they are behaving beyond normal bounds can be helpful in their own self-discovery and functional improvement. Providing a different environment for a while in an accepting ‘therapeutic community’ can be helpful, and best in my view if long-term medication and over diagnosis can be avoided. Sometimes meds can help, we need to recognise that.

Altering the social environment individually and culturally is probably key to a lot of recovery. The anti-psychiatry stress on how ‘mental illness’ is constructed socially is still important even if not the whole story. Peer groups are important and not just to teenagers. AA know this, it is the reason for a lot of their success. Toxic peer groups – as in anorexia or gender bending or the joining of cults – need to be axed and the individual ‘re-programmed’ into others less personality-sapping relationships within a family and community.

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 1:03 pm

You’re caving in and leaving women’s sports to men dressed as women.

Why not? Let them play their stupid games against each other.

No woman should be collateral damage in a physical tussle between men.

My grand daughters are in Little Athletics and Karate. Makes sense – either run fast or fight back when cornered, and know the difference.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 30, 2023 1:03 pm

If truth be told I probably entered the world middle class and, all things being equal, should leave it being middle class. As many people do.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
March 30, 2023 1:04 pm

Lizzie says:

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

That’s the wonderful thing about the (so-called) private sector, via SkyNews:

Teals received almost $4 million in ‘dark money’ donations for last federal election
AEC documents reveal Goldstein MP Zoe Daniel received $790,696 from hidden donors for her 2022 run, while the source of $778,226 donated to the campaign of Kooyong MP Monique Ryan is also unknown.

There are plenty of things the private sector can do that the government sector cannot. When the government gains the “co-operation” of the companies, co-operation so close that in some transactions there seems no pause for consideration or any cause of friction or division, well, I hardly need to spell out what that’s called.

On the In-Voice, the more we find out what it cannot do, the closer we’ll get to figuring out what its true purpose is. It can’t make legislation. It does not require the direct membership to be a particular ethnicity, but the represented electorate must be. Now apparently it has guaranteed funding.

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.

This is in line with what the Human Rights Commission argued:

In its submission to the Indigenous Voice co-design process, the Australian Human Rights Commission has called for a model that guarantees self-determination and independence from government, and is informed by international principles for the political representation of Indigenous peoples.

Perhaps being separate from Government means it has less transparency requirements.
Also sounding a lot like the advocacy for the “sovereign citizen” movement, which gets you branded as a dangerous crazy if you’re white but gets you a nonstop pipeline of funding and support if you’re aboriginal. Maybe they are not the same idea, but then what is the difference? The only important difference I can spot is that the sovcits are not begging for nonstop federal funding.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 1:04 pm

no s on other in my last sentence there.

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 1:05 pm

Savva would be one of those women Sall Grover described – the ones who objected to women getting the vote in order to maintain their place in “polite” society.

Savva will be okay. She’d pass for a tranny any day.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 30, 2023 1:06 pm

Any truth in the rumour that Albanese will be resigning, if the Voice is rejected at referendum?

duncanm
duncanm
March 30, 2023 1:06 pm

Gaborsays:
March 30, 2023 at 5:12 am
Re. Lisa Benson’s ‘toon, ideology is very powerful, once it gets you, it stops you thinking straight.

More idiocy: https://www.ppic.org/blog/the-environmental-benefits-of-the-water-storage-investment-program/

Storage investment for the environment. Not people.

Robert Sewell
March 30, 2023 1:06 pm

Gabor:

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?

Only the shiftless bludgers who wouldn’t work in an iron lung, Gabor.
Then we can trigger the San Andreas Fault to keep them there and let the ones who want to make a go of it, do their thing.
An interesting aspect would be how many Whites suddenly found Negro ancestors in their lineage. It’s a bit like the Voice Reparations and Aboriginal numbers suddenly increasing.

Vicki
Vicki
March 30, 2023 1:07 pm

At present, you can still pull $2000 per day from the wall. Its pretty easy to set up accounts with the big 4 and thereby pull $8k a day if you need to – they are often all withing walking distance in regional towns.

Duk, we have been seriously considering the extraction of cash at the moment. The distribution of reserves via internet banking across the Big 4 would facilitate this. Safe storage of cash is another matter.

But as for “they are often all within walking distance in regional towns.”- not in our region! They are closing shop across rural NSW as we speak. It is disgraceful. And our social justice warriors in state and federal governments don’t seem to care, or can’t do anything about it.

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 1:08 pm

If you are promoting a cause that neo-Nazis support

The stupidity of this conclusion beggars belief. This is supposed to be from a sentient being.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 30, 2023 1:08 pm

Any truth in the rumour that Albanese will be resigning, if the Voice is rejected at referendum?

You tease.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 30, 2023 1:08 pm

Cassie of Sydneysays:

March 30, 2023 at 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?

And all at a time when the major codes are constantly tightening rules and increasing penalties for actions which cause head injuries because they are facing monster claims for concussion injuries.
Clueless.

Robert Sewell
March 30, 2023 1:09 pm

Lizzie:

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.

That Burke bloke sounds pretty cluey. He should do a few TED Talks.
🙂

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 30, 2023 1:11 pm

Any truth in the rumour that Albanese will be resigning, if the Voice is rejected at referendum?

They’ll probably give him the option.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 30, 2023 1:13 pm

Rolex (well Tudor really) should just get on with the Pelagos I’m waiting for.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
March 30, 2023 1:13 pm

Elbow creaked:

The Voice will be a chance for all Australians to be heard
The Voice will change our country for the better.
The Voice will be an historic, unifying moment for our country.

Separating aboriginal voices away from their MPs and actual representative Parliament is described as “all Australians to be heard”.
Regressing the country to a time of segregation and adding unaccountable expenditure is changing the country for the worse.
Legislatively defining a new budgetary and political process specific to one race is divisive.
The In-Voice is really the opposite of everything Elbo says about it.

John H.
John H.
March 30, 2023 1:14 pm

rickwsays:
March 30, 2023 at 12:44 pm
Observed for a week under various conditions, the prediction rate of a group of mental health professionals was woeful.

I reckon I could do much better. If you’re a bloke who wears dresses or is who is planning to chop their dick off, you’ve got a problem.

Seriously, I think this is a forest for the trees issue. No surprises that the “professionals” had a woeful prediction rate. An average punter sitting down for a beer with them for a couple of hours would be far more accurate.

Of course. We all on occasion think we can do better than others. Here’s the rub. It is often cited the brain is the most complex thing in the known universe so why be surprised that predicting what individual will do next?

If the average punter is so good at predicting why are average punters so frequently on TV saying, I never thought he was suicidal? The average punter can’t even consistently make winning bets on a sport they slavishly follow.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 30, 2023 1:16 pm

H B Bearsays:

March 30, 2023 at 12:55 pm

On lending of borrowed books is certainly pushing a friendship.

Totally.
We had a book on the subject of a particularly gruesome local crime. Lent it to a neighbour, who claimed to have all the inside goss on the incident anyway.
Me: “Hey, have you finished that book?”
Her: “Yeah.”
Me: “Can I have it back?”
Her: “I gave it to someone.”
Me: “Who? Can you get it back from them?”
Her: “I can’t remember who. You’ve read it anyway, haven’t you?”
Grrrrr.
Out of print.
Can’t get a replacement copy.

Kneel
Kneel
March 30, 2023 1:17 pm

“So, what will it take?”

You need to wake up Mama Bear.
Get enough mothers together who oppose this and it will take off with women.
Get enough women against it and it will go the way of the dodo, and quite quickly too.
That’s what it takes.
Perhaps the ladies here can begin the process, because being a mere male, I have no idea how to start the fire.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 30, 2023 1:19 pm

Try abebooks for out of print stuff. I’ve bought a few from there over the years. Now a part of Amazon unfortunately but can’t be helped.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 30, 2023 1:20 pm

And all at a time when the major codes are constantly tightening rules and increasing penalties for actions which cause head injuries because they are facing monster claims for concussion injuries.

It’s going to be interesting to see how World Rugby’s push for tackling above the waist to be a penalty pans out.

I guess they’ve got something other than Rugby to involve themselves with – when, suddenly and inexplicably, nobody wants to play or watch anymore.

Robert Sewell
March 30, 2023 1:21 pm

rickw:

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

A question for us all:
“Where are they from, and what skills do they bring?”
(I’m waiting for the shrieks of “What kind of racist question is that?”)

I’m off to IGA, to get more iodine and baked beans.)

Tom
Tom
March 30, 2023 1:24 pm

Any truth in the rumour that Albanese will be resigning, if the Voice is rejected at referendum?

Luigi the Unbelievable will be resigning only after the ALP is kicked out of government. In the absence of an opposition, that could be decades away.

Dutton can’t even say if he will support the Voice’s abolition of one-vote-one-value democracy.

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
March 30, 2023 1:26 pm

When will this shit end?

Only after the cancer kills the host, and society becomes so poor that all the parasitic ‘grievance’ industry ‘jobs’ wither and die for lack of government support.

I read somewhere the other day that an MRNA vaccine is being developed for cancer….

I’m not sure if the idea is to cure cancer, or introduce it….

Either way, the culling will take place and the survivors will enter the second darks ages…

Maybe Gothic architecture will make a comeback?? 🙂

rickw
rickw
March 30, 2023 1:26 pm

Any truth in the rumour that Albanese will be resigning, if the Voice is rejected at referendum?

Biggest predictor will be the state of his pension, has he had enough trough time?

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
March 30, 2023 1:29 pm

Kneel,
possibly an alternative approach to starting the metaphorical fire is to adopt a patronising position.
Just need some stereotypical pale stale male conservative to get up in parliament and say:
“I know I speak for ALL women when I say that there are absolutely no women in the country that feel unsafe at having a biological man putting on a dress next to them in their changing room.”

Then just sit back and enjoy the music of massive shrieking outrage.
You could call it the Troll method of starting a social rebellion.

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 1:30 pm

The legal tackle height is set to be lowered at professional level despite the current backlash to the Rugby Football Union’s waist high law change among amateurs, in a move that will send shockwaves through the sport.

The RFU is currently dealing with a rebellion to its decision to ban tackles above the waist for amateurs next season but World Rugby has confirmed change is afoot at all levels. Other home nations are set to follow the RFU’s lead in lowering the tackle height at grassroots level while a trial setting the legal height at the sternum is due to begin in New Zealand next year. In an interview with the Telegraph, World Rugby’s chief executive Alan Gilpin suggested that the tackle height would not be lowered as far as the waist at elite level but is set to come down to below the shoulders.

LOL.

Nonsense written by an idiot winger who will ruin the game and punt it further into eloi irrelevancy.*

Ever tried tackling below the waist in the ruck? You have to start behind the opposition team’s ball carrier.

Never mind, idiot mothers will ruin rugby league. We have nonsense like the 40/20 rule because we chose not to have contested scrums.

*I am still bitter being denied a push over a try by a solicitor referee who was very likely a back before he stopped using Clearasil. Old mate also called back play seven phases once!

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 30, 2023 1:31 pm

People are funny about books. I generally finish a paperback and it looks like no one his even picked it up. Another friend inevitably breaks the spine and looks like they’ve played footy with it. One Tom Wolfe anthology did fall to bits however after serving as beach reading one summer.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 30, 2023 1:31 pm

Via Tim Blair comes this article on Meloni and the Italian Government’s changed priorities. As Blair said, the Coalition’s advertisements for upcoming elections write themselves. That’s if they actually produce vertebrae in the meantime.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 1:32 pm

If you are promoting a cause that neo-Nazis support

What? Like breathing, walking upright, or being male or female? That’s all Nazi?

That’s about all Posie Parker has in common with Nazis, yet she’s tarred with their brush.

Go tar yourself with it, Niki Savva, for surely you too are a breathing, walking woman.

What a ridiculous condemnation by a fake association.

John H.
John H.
March 30, 2023 1:33 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bearesays:
March 30, 2023 at 1:02 pm
Szasz and others similar from that ‘anti-psychiatry’ period threw the baby out with the bathwater, John H. When someone is in a florid psychosis or a deep depression, or when these brain confusions are being masked as people flip in and out of them, then some form of legal restraint can be useful, sometimes comprising of merely introducing proper patterns of sleep. Even the act of presenting the individual with the knowledge that they are behaving beyond normal bounds can be helpful in their own self-discovery and functional improvement. Providing a different environment for a while in an accepting ‘therapeutic community’ can be helpful, and best in my view if long-term medication and over diagnosis can be avoided. Sometimes meds can help, we need to recognise that.

Altering the social environment individually and culturally is probably key to a lot of recovery. The anti-psychiatry stress on how ‘mental illness’ is constructed socially is still important even if not the whole story. Peer groups are important and not just to teenagers. AA know this, it is the reason for a lot of their success. Toxic peer groups – as in anorexia or gender bending or the joining of cults – need to be axed and the individual ‘re-programmed’ into others less personality-sapping relationships within a family and community.

A psychiatrist told me that his colleagues who worked with Szasz thought he was balmy. Laing spent time in a psychiatric hospital. To be fair to him he resented being associated with the anti-psychiatry movement. Rosenhan had no association with either, his point was to establish how problematic it is to diagnose mental illness. His students even suggested the patients were better at identifying them as frauds than the staff.

They did throw out the baby with the bathwater. Prior to advent of modern therapies arising in the 60’s psychiatric institutions were over-crowded and at much higher numbers than today. Psychiatry works but psychiatry is not prophecy.

The big problem is this. A person is admitted for observation because they demonstrated behaviors indicative of mental illness. The person is aware of why they have been detained and will adjust their behavior. The poor psychiatrists are left with the nigh impossible task of trying to diagnose someone who is now masking their pathology; which is possible for a few days.

Altering the social environment individually and culturally is probably key to a lot of recovery.

Absolutely Lizzie. Trying to understand human behavior without reference to the environment is like trying to study aerodynamics on the moon. A study published a few weeks ago found that changing the immediate environment, in the short term at least, had a bigger effect than therapeutic interventions. A major reason why Christian approaches to drug addiction work is because they can immediately transport the individual into a loving sober community.

BTW Lizzie I’m currently reading a book by an Aus philosopher who makes some interesting observations about how toxic social media has become and the huge problems that is creating for individuals and accurate information dissemination. The problem we have now is out of our hands. Do we let social media have free reign? If not, how do we constrain it? Terribly difficult questions to answer.

Kneel
Kneel
March 30, 2023 1:35 pm

” Karate.”

Calli, please investigate Brazilian Ju Jitsu instead – that is, the art of “ground fighting”.
It teaches how to use your opponents superior weight and/or height and/or strength against them, get them off their feet, and how to keep them immobilised on the ground such that they cannot hurt you. A much more useful skill set for those of a smaller stature, or for anyone who is concerned with “street fighting” rather than formal contests.
In most cases, being able to keep your assailant “under wraps” while calling for and waiting for assistance is all that is required for the young lady to “win”. For worst case scenarios, also how to do a carotid “choke” – this can put most people unconscious in under 30 seconds, and does no permanent damage when done correctly (essentially, cut off blood flow to the brain, without restricting airflow to the lungs). You then have about 60 seconds to depart before they wake up, and then another 20 seconds for them to re-orient themselves – usually enough to make yourself “gone”.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 30, 2023 1:36 pm

I think if Teh Voice referendum is shot down, it’s out of Albo’s hands if he resigns or not. Plibbers or that irredeemable imbecile/s Bowen or Marles will be circling the big chair.

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
March 30, 2023 1:37 pm
Rabz
March 30, 2023 1:41 pm

When will this shit end?

It would be nice if the braindead lamestream meeja stopped incessantly megaphoning it. Interestingly*, the “reportage” oscillates between “oh, those poor tranny kiddees and the terrible oppression they face” and “I’ve starting calling myself I chick (even though I’ve still got a dick) and I’ve never felt more empowered”.

As for the sporting comps, the parents could always establish ones that exclude biological males. Oh, wait, there’d be no more of that lovely taxpayer moolah.

*Actually, it isn’t really.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 1:41 pm

Any truth in the rumour that Albanese will be resigning, if the Voice is rejected at referendum?

He’ll definitely be weeping buckets and declare, as Turnbull did when he lost the Republic Referendum, that the NO vote had ‘broken Australia’s heart’.

I really think this mooted Referendum has to be a never-put event. The Liberals should axe it sounding as a Constitutional proposal, while offering up their own legislated version – say a Federalised model of a Voice from each State and Territory, being chosen through the existing Agency that costs a mint already. If they axe it without an alternative, they will look mean, but if they give voters an ‘out’ with some other proposal, far less dangerous and capable of being changed, then they will gain a NO vote even if it gets put.

Sending the whole thing back to the drawing board and well away from interfering with the Constitution is the good way forward.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 1:42 pm

axe it soundly, not sounding

Pogria
Pogria
March 30, 2023 1:44 pm

Kneelsays:
March 30, 2023 at 1:35 pm
” Karate.”

Calli, please investigate Brazilian Ju Jitsu instead – that is, the art of “ground fighting”.

Judo is also an excellent form of self defense for young ones. I’ve always believed kids should start with Judo and then, if they still want to, go onto the other Martial Arts. A well trained Judoka can beat just about any of the wind milling arms and legs of the other codes.

John H.
John H.
March 30, 2023 1:46 pm

Dr Faustussays:
March 30, 2023 at 1:20 pm
And all at a time when the major codes are constantly tightening rules and increasing penalties for actions which cause head injuries because they are facing monster claims for concussion injuries.

It’s going to be interesting to see how World Rugby’s push for tackling above the waist to be a penalty pans out.

I guess they’ve got something other than Rugby to involve themselves with – when, suddenly and inexplicably, nobody wants to play or watch anymore.

The risk of concussion was sufficiently established in the late 90’s. Even animal studies where repeated little bumps on the head, not causing loss of consciousness, revealed a wave of neurodegeneration spreading from the impact site. One bod, Hazda IIRC, stated that going back onto the field after a concussion was playing Russian roulette with the brain. Other studies showed huge declines in cerebral blood flow. Helmets won’t help. The problem is not blunt trauma, it is G forces, up to 95g in some studies. The helmets would need to be like motorcycle helmets with a cushioning to reduce that. Not practical, helmets will be too big, probably break their necks as a result.

People will keep letting their kids play contact sports(which I consider to be nuts), people will keep watching. Every single concussion is brain damage. Anyone who seeks legal action because of injury occurring the last decade has no argument. We have been adequately informed. For those prior to this century, they certainly have a legal case to mount but the question there is can the clubs be held accountable for CTE when prior to this century no-one really knew about the risks? That’s for legal eagles to answer.

There is a movie about this issue. Concussion, Will Smith plays the role of the doctor who had fight tooth and nail to have his findings accepted.

Rabz
March 30, 2023 1:47 pm

Any truth in the rumour that Albanese will be resigning, if the Voice is rejected at referendum?

I’ll only believe he’s sincerely shattered by the result if he ritually disembowels himself on the steps of ol’ Parliament House.

Grate moments in Ozzie Democracy, part eleventy gazillion”.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 30, 2023 1:50 pm

Ever tried tackling below the waist in the ruck? You have to start behind the opposition team’s ball carrier.

Indeed.
The proposed rule change seems to all but guarantee a breakaway will make a metre+ off the ruck – or the defending side will concede a penalty.

Welcome to a Safe New World of broken mauls trundling up and down the field. Breakaway off the back, grab a metre, expose your waist, tackled, recycle, breakaway…

Great fun and a thrilling spectacle.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 30, 2023 1:52 pm

Withdraw 8k in cash then the cops can hassle you for why you have 8k in cash.

Have done it many times before – never been asked why subsequently – but as noted, I have a prepared answer: NONE OF YOUR FCUKING BUSINESS…

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 30, 2023 1:52 pm

I’ll only believe he’s sincerely shattered by the result if he ritually disembowels himself on the steps of ol’ Parliament House.

So much teasing.

jupes
jupes
March 30, 2023 1:56 pm

Rolex (well Tudor really) should just get on with the Pelagos I’m waiting for.

Nice. It’ll be worth the wait I’m sure.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 30, 2023 1:59 pm

It is a tragedy that the blister pack of Ivermectin, Doxycycline and Hydroxychloroquine & Azithromycin was refused approval by the regulatory bodies that were transfixed (for some reason) by the gene therapies proposed by Big Pharma.

Oh it was far far worse than that: Big Clive spent millions of his own money to source more than enough Hydroxychloroquine to treat the entire Australian population for COVID. Our wise rulers seized it and destroyed it.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 30, 2023 2:00 pm

X-Man (well they are superior to normal wimmins) wants to play top level basketball.

A transgender basketballer who is bidding to play in the NBL1 competition this season has spoken publicly for the first time on the issue and pleaded for critics to remember there is “actually a person” involved.

Lexi Rodgers, who is hoping to play for the Kilsyth Cobras in the women’s semi-professional basketball league, broke her silence on Wednesday when she spoke on former WNBL player Anneli Maley’s podcast, Under the Surface.

“It’s good to have a bit of a voice, now, because, when it’s this hypothetical person and people are making a picture of what a transgender athlete looks like in their head: one, I don’t think it’s me; and two, I think it’s a bit harsh, and people just forget that there’s actually a person,” Rodgers said.
“If you don’t get it and you don’t know: one, don’t yell stuff on the internet about it because it’s probably wrong; and, two, go and learn about it.

“Please be nice. It has been a hard week, so just try to remember that there are actual people who are affected by these discussions and these debates.”

Maley and other Australian players such as Chloe Bibby said they would support transgender women playing in the NBL.

Basketball Victoria has completed a 15-page policy statement on the issue which says it will “support participation opportunities for transgender athletes while balancing fairness and inclusion, particularly for Victorian senior representative leagues such as NBL1 South, Big V and CBL”.

Pulls the ‘dont make me have a sads by opposing me or you are a bad person” card straight off the bat.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 30, 2023 2:02 pm

This is awesome…

But hey, believe all wimmins.

Estranged wife charged with conspiracy to murder union boss John Setka
Former lawyer Emma Walters to face court next week after allegedly trying to acquire a firearm, police say

The estranged wife of John Setka has been charged with conspiracy to murder the Victorian union leader following a police search on Wednesday.

Nine newspapers first reported on Wednesday, and other media confirmed, that the former lawyer Emma Walters has been charged after allegedly attempting to acquire a firearm and making threats to kill a man earlier this month.

A spokesperson for Victoria police confirmed charges had been laid.

“Investigators executed a search warrant at a residential address in Footscray on Wednesday, 29 March where they seized a mobile phone,” the spokesperson said.

“A 46-year-old Footscray woman has subsequently been charged with incitement to commit conspiracy to murder, incitement to acquire a firearm and make threats to kill.”

The alleged target was reportedly Setka, the Victorian secretary of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union.

Walters has been contacted by Guardian Australia for comment.

She told The Age newspaper that she denied the allegations.

“I’ve been handcuffed today, I’ve dealt with the allegations that have been put to me,” she said.
Walters has been released on bail to face Melbourne magistrates court on 5 April.

Setka was also contacted for comment.

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 2:07 pm

Kneel, I stand corrected. Both brother and sister are doing Ju Jitsu, not Karate. They apparently have “belts” as progression with little badges like the cubs and brownies.

The children love it. And yes, they both have slight builds but are astonishingly lithe and strong.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 30, 2023 2:10 pm

Fat Bastard going big – not going home yet.
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/mar/30/clive-palmer-christian-porter-300bn-lawsuit-against-australian-government
Clive Palmer’s Singapore-based company Zeph Investments is suing Australia for $296bn, enlisting the help of former attorney general Christian Porter in a landmark case arguing a breach of the Asean free trade deal.

The case relates to Western Australia’s extraordinary law to prevent Palmer from seeking compensation over his massive Pilbara iron ore project, which was rejected by the WA government.

In a notice of arbitration dated 28 March, seen by Guardian Australia, Palmer as director of Zeph Investments claimed that the commonwealth breached its obligations on investments and compensation for taking property.

Porter, who as attorney general intervened in the high court in favour of Palmer’s case to reopen WA’s border during the pandemic before the commonwealth withdrew from the case, is listed as the lead lawyer. Nine other lawyers including Palmer’s wife, Anna Palmer, are also listed.

Guardian Australia revealed in 2020 that Zeph Investments Pty Ltd had requested consultations about possible litigation. The investor-state claim against Australia was listed as a risk to the federal budget.

Palmer’s mining company Mineralogy was in dispute with WA over the stalled Balmoral South iron ore project, which was rejected by the then-premier Colin Barnett in 2012.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 30, 2023 2:14 pm

If you are promoting a cause that neo-Nazis support, there is something profoundly wrong with your cause or the way you are prosecuting it.

This is just sloppy thinking – in fact, it is not thinking at all.

The original Nazis were evil enough, and they are these days the very by-word for evil (as should Russian Communists, Maoists, and Castro Communists be), but it is comical to think that every single thing they did was the evil way of doing it.

Doubtless they liked their buses running on time, they liked music, liked food etc. They weren’t the evil version of bus passengers or listened to evil music evilly etc.

Remember that scene from that Austen Powers movie.

I suspect the Nazis did not approve of bestiality. That does not make bestiality good.

People like Sava exhibit no awareness of the evils of Nazis, just knows they are ‘bad’. It means that she will be blind to other instances of evil because it is not Nazi.

Imagine what Antifa would be like if they had a nation-state at their disposal. We have seen their proclivity to street violence, mob violence, their absolute intolerance of different opinions, their appetite for seeing their ‘enemies’ as grotesque ogres that can be abused and maltreated with impunity.

Isn’t their current obsession with ‘white supremacists’ really just their word for Aryan and therefore Nazis.

C.L.
C.L.
March 30, 2023 2:16 pm

Good afternoon, Cats. Some interesting new watch releases from Rolex this year.

Jupes, I like the 1908 and I always liked the Cellini. Not a fan of exhibition casebacks, though – especially on heritage-derived models. Also, 39 mm is too large for a dress watch. The 1908 should be a 37 or even 35.

John H.
John H.
March 30, 2023 2:22 pm

Plasmamortarsays:
March 30, 2023 at 1:26 pm
When will this shit end?

Only after the cancer kills the host, and society becomes so poor that all the parasitic ‘grievance’ industry ‘jobs’ wither and die for lack of government support.

I read somewhere the other day that an MRNA vaccine is being developed for cancer….

I’m not sure if the idea is to cure cancer, or introduce it….

Either way, the culling will take place and the survivors will enter the second darks ages…

Maybe Gothic architecture will make a comeback??

It is not a vaccine in the usual sense. It is a treatment for existing cancer not preventing cancer. The big problem with making the immune system attack cancer is that cancer cells express on the cell surface the same proteins as our normal cells. Not always, mutations can result in the presentation of different proteins. That is where mRNA can be a huge benefit. Obviously, this can only work when the cancer cells have been biopsied so the relevant proteins can be identified. There’s a lot more to unpack there, even me with little information about it can see a host of other issues, but as you have already decided it is another killing machine by the deep state there is no point elaborating. You’ll change your mind when the doctors suggest to you … .

https://phys.org/news/2021-02-mrna-vaccine-cancer-immunotherapy.html

These vaccines contain mRNA that encodes proteins made specifically by tumor cells. When the mRNA enters antigen-presenting cells, they begin making the tumor protein and displaying it on their surfaces, triggering other immune cells to seek and destroy tumors that also make this protein.

Pogria
Pogria
March 30, 2023 2:24 pm

Cassie, if you are close by,

Alex Greenwich after the St Michael’s Church protest;
Mark Latham is a disgusting human being and people who are considering voting for One Nation need to realise they are voting for an extremely hateful and dangerous individual who risks causing a great deal of damage to our state,’ Mr Greenwich said at a press conference.

Mark Latham’s reply;
The statement was then posted on Twitter, with Latham responding at 10.13am on Thursday: ‘Disgusting? How does that compare with sticking your d*** up a bloke’s a*** and covering it with s***?’

Lol! via the Daily Mail.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 30, 2023 2:26 pm

How does that compare with sticking your d*** up a bloke’s a*** and covering it with s***?

I think youll find that title in the young adults section of the library.

John H.
John H.
March 30, 2023 2:27 pm

flyingduksays:
March 30, 2023 at 1:52 pm
Withdraw 8k in cash then the cops can hassle you for why you have 8k in cash.

Have done it many times before – never been asked why subsequently – but as noted, I have a prepared answer: NONE OF YOUR FCUKING BUSINESS…

Wasn’t legislation passed long ago that required banks to report transactions >$5,000 they thought were suspicious?

https://www.austrac.gov.au/business/how-comply-guidance-and-resources/reporting/suspicious-matter-reports-smr

Pogria
Pogria
March 30, 2023 2:28 pm

SNAP! Fellow Cats!

C.L.
C.L.
March 30, 2023 2:30 pm

Pog, I posted the link after reading your post.
Thanks for the news tip.

Crossie
Crossie
March 30, 2023 2:30 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:
March 30, 2023 at 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

And girls will give it away, or their parents will do so on their behalf. An unintended consequence is likely to be a resurgence of ballet and dance participation because girls are way better at it than boys, even transgender ones. At least it will be a level playing field so to speak.

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 2:31 pm

Latham’s tweet isn’t “homophobic” at all. He is simply describing the mechanics of homosexual intercourse, which everyone knows but no one dare talk about because of its unsavoury aspects.

And asking Greenwich to compare those mechanics to himself on the “disgusting” scale.

Latham 1 Greenwich 0

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
March 30, 2023 2:32 pm

You’ll change your mind when the doctors suggest to you … .

Trust destroyed is not easily regained.

Aside from that, our time in this world is temporary.
Perhaps we should be spending more of our limited time simply living our lives, rather than trying to extend them.

We humans still believe ourselves to be be far more powerful than we really are.
Our attempts at playing God need to stop…

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 2:35 pm

Ballet keeps girls very strong and fit. It also builds both emotional and physical confidence. They end up having no fear of performance and audiences, which helps later in life with presentations and other public speaking.

Plus lots of glitter, makeup and hairspray and cool dressups.

Kneel
Kneel
March 30, 2023 2:38 pm

“Kneel, I stand corrected. Both brother and sister are doing Ju Jitsu, not Karate.”

Excellent news!
I have seen a 50kg woman hold a 100+kg man on the ground with no problem using those techniques.
And keep one away when they are standing and you are on the ground – they can’t get close!
When well learned and practiced, definitely the go-to art for self defense.

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
March 30, 2023 2:39 pm

From the Oz.

Senator Lidia Thorpe plays victim as she flaunts her own privilege

The Mocker

1:34PM MARCH 30, 2023

It took a long time, but finally someone has stood up to Lidia Thorpe. Last Thursday the independent senator and Indigenous woman attempted to shirt-front British biological women’s rights activist Kellie-Jay Keen as the latter spoke at a rally outside Parliament House in Canberra. It ended ignominiously for her following prompt intervention by the Australian Federal Police.

You could argue it was a case of the plonker being plonked. But asked about the incident, Minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney was seemingly of the opinion that Thorpe was not responsible for her own actions. The footage of this barney, she said, was “disturbing” and “concerning”.

“My concern is for Lidia,” she said, saying it was “absolutely appropriate” that the matter had been referred to AFP Professional Standards for review. “I hope she’s getting the support that she should get.”

Sky News host Erin Molan says Lidia Thorpe is “clearly the aggressor” during the incident at a transgender rally in Canberra yesterday. Ms… Molan said there was “absolutely no evidence” Lidia Thrope was pushed to the ground at the anti-transgender rally. “Police attempt to remove her, as is their right.”

I too was distressed by the AFP’s actions. When positioning himself in Thorpe’s path, the officer did not acknowledge his white privilege or that he was on stolen land. Not so much as an ‘Always was, always will be’. Nor did he concede that sovereignty had never been ceded. This was no way to treat the self-appointed amplifier of the so-called Black Sovereign Movement, who ended up on the ground.

Refusing attempts by police to help her to feet, she theatrically crawled away on her knees. “I’ve got pulverised by the police,” she angrily shouted, claiming they had “assaulted” her. Words alone cannot convey Thorpe’s terrible treatment at the hands of federal law enforcers. So distressed was she that her hair was out of place and her makeup running in the rain. She may even have to shell out for a dry cleaner.

Senator Thorpe attends the anti rally at the anti-Transgender event at Parliament House in Canberra. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Martin Ollman
Senator Thorpe attends the anti rally at the anti-Transgender event at Parliament House in Canberra. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Martin Ollman
As to how Thorpe lost her footing in the melee, the footage is not conclusive. One thing for sure is that her traditional Gunnai Gunditjmara designer high heels were not the most appropriate footwear for a tussle on wet grass, but of course mentioning that fact goes against the narrative of brutal colonialist repression.

The day after the incident, ABC News Daily host Samantha Hawley told listeners it was a case of “Thorpe being thrown to the ground by police”. And naturally an interaction between a white male police officer and an Indigenous activist had to be analysed through the prism of – yes, you guessed it. “Do you think if she’d been – I’ve seen this commented on – if she’d been a white male senator she would have been treated differently,” RN Breakfast host Patricia Karvelas asked Burney.

To reiterate, police at the rally concerned had ensured that attendees and counter protesters were separated. This is standard planning. But instead of respecting that boundary, Thorpe sought a confrontation. Giving no warning to police or security officers, she made a beeline for Keen while yelling aggressively. They had no choice but to intervene. To suggest that Thorpe was treated differently because of her race is irresponsible, and it is a cop-out for Karvelas to mention it because others had raised it. Plenty of others had commented that Thorpe’s behaviour was belligerent, moronic, and self-serving, but conveniently Karvelas did not put that to Burney.

It was, according to ABC Drum co-host Ellen Fanning, a case of Thorpe “being pulled to the ground by police officers while she was protesting against an anti-trans rally”. And then a token attempt at objectivity, which was immediately belied by her next comment. “I don’t particularly want to talk about that because it will be reviewed,” said Fanning, “but it’s a feeling about what can happen …. to Aboriginal people in this country”. What?

For good measure, panellist and University of Sydney Indigenous lawyer in residence Teela Reid told Fanning it was an example of “the violence black women still endure in this country”. By all means talk about the violence Indigenous women face, Ms Reid. I’m just perplexed that when Opposition Leader Peter Dutton raised it last month, you tweeted he “needs to keep ‘Aboriginal women and children’ out of his filthy mouth”.

Far from being the victim of violence, Thorpe has used her senate platform to vaunt her privilege, while at the same time behaving in a manner ranging from puerile to despicable. She has allegedly bullied an Indigenous elder, cheered on an alleged arson of Old Parliament House, and impeded the Sydney Mardi Gras parade to berate and stand over police officers. Last year she told Liberal senator Hollie Hughes: “At least I keep my legs shut,” the remark believed to be a reference to the latter’s autistic son.

And yet Thorpe’s narcissistic effrontery is such she portrays herself as the target of a vicious and racist campaign by the coloniser to bring her down. It gives her immunity to continue with her disparaging, defamatory and bullying behaviour. Her Labor and Greens colleagues condone this by their silence. But when one AFP officer dares to lay a hand on Princess Lidia, Burney and Co demand action.

So terrible is this incident that Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus, who labelled the footage of Thorpe “concerning”, has immediately acted. “I have sought urgent advice from the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police,” he said.

Spare a thought for AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw, who has far more important things to do than indulge this political posturing. His response to Dreyfus should be short and to the point. “Police have the power to detain a person should they reasonably apprehend that he or she is about to cause a breach of the peace,” he should write. “I believe first-year law students are taught this as a matter of course.”

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 2:39 pm

The political world is shocked

Poor innocent mites! Didn’t they know how it worked? Did they think these guys just sat at trendy cafés drinking trendy coffees and discussing trendy wallpaper?

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 2:40 pm

John Setka makes me laugh.

Yelling at someone doesn’t make you tough. It means you’re a obnoxious dickhead.

I’m surprised more people haven’t tried to sock him or take him fishing.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 30, 2023 2:41 pm

Oh no. The political world is shocked.

It is worse than that.

“The state One Nation leader’s comment was slammed by several twitter users”

I note further in the article it says:

The extraordinary Twitter stoush came after as many as 500 ‘Christian’ protesters violently clashed with LGBTQ activists last Tuesday, as Mr Latham gave a speech at a church.

My understanding is that the Christians were not protesting. They were holding a function. It was the QWERTY people who turned up to protest against them holding it.

They mention someone getting hit, and hint (without committing themselves to explicitly saying so, which makes me suspicious) that it was one of the Christian mob that hit a QWERTY protestor. If so, it begs the question of why the press has not seen fit to report so pointedly on the violence the QWERTY mob dish out to people who disagree with them.

Vicki
Vicki
March 30, 2023 2:44 pm

Oh it was far far worse than that: Big Clive spent millions of his own money to source more than enough Hydroxychloroquine to treat the entire Australian population for COVID. Our wise rulers seized it and destroyed it.

Didn’t know that, Duk.

I was amazed to hear Clive speak at the recent forum for Drs Peter McCullough, Pierre Kory & others in Sydney. I think I may have posted this before – he was pretty ill with Covid & told by hospital staff in Qld that he wouldn’t survive it (!). He told the audience that he was in an ambulance to be taken home (to be with his wife at the end) when a young doctor got in the ambulance & told him he could administer Ivermectin & possibly save him. The rest is history – and is the reason why Clive spent a lot of money bringing McCullough & others to Oz.

Even despite stores of Hydroxy destroyed, wonder why he could not get his hands on some?

Lysander
Lysander
March 30, 2023 2:45 pm

Someone mentioned Fat Cloive. I am no fan (not notafan).

But he must be pretty peeved that he’s got all of these people around the world chasing him for money he owes them but the WA Gubber”mint” which lost a court case to him (for 40 Bill!) changed the law overnight so as to not pay a cent…

Crossie
Crossie
March 30, 2023 2:45 pm

Aunty Joy:

“I am a leader of the Wurundjeri Nation. I asked to be treated as an equal.”

Did somebody elect her to be the leader or is she self-appointed?

C.L.
C.L.
March 30, 2023 2:47 pm

Ballet keeps girls very strong and fit. It also builds both emotional and physical confidence. They end up having no fear of performance and audiences, which helps later in life with presentations and other public speaking.

All true.* It’s very important to choose a school with a firm but wise instructor, though. Most of the girls won’t make it big. Ballet is like J.J. Cale’s cocaine in the sense that she don’t lie – regarding whose body type can and cannot be forged into prima donna material.

—–

* Speaking from sisters’ experience

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 30, 2023 2:50 pm

Sky News host Erin Molan says Lidia Thorpe is “clearly the aggressor” during the incident at a transgender rally in Canberra yesterday.

Once again, it was not QWERTY rally, it was a Women’s rally (and ‘anti-Trans’ if your IQ tops out at j’ismist level). The QWERTY mob were the ones protesting.

Simple experiment – would the Women’s mob be there if there was no QWERTY mob. Answer: Yes.

Would the QWERTY mob have been there if the Women’s mob were not. Answer: No.

One side was a rally, the other a protest. One was engaging in free speech (whether you agree with it or not) and the other was there to protest – well, attempt to thwart, actually. Protest does not mean to express your opinion now, it means to deny other people the right to air their opinions.

JC
JC
March 30, 2023 2:51 pm

All true.* It’s very important to choose a school with a firm but wise instructor, though. Most of the girls won’t make it big. Ballet is like J.J. Cale’s cocaine in the sense that she don’t lie – regarding whose body type can and cannot be forged into prima donna material.

That and finishing school would be all gals need in terms of formal ed and the rest is creating a pleasant, a non-drama queen home life.

Crossie
Crossie
March 30, 2023 2:52 pm

Duk, we have been seriously considering the extraction of cash at the moment. The distribution of reserves via internet banking across the Big 4 would facilitate this. Safe storage of cash is another matter.

Keeping large amounts of cash in the house simply invites burglaries. Young thieves usually target older residents because they know there will be cash on the premises.

Lysander
Lysander
March 30, 2023 2:53 pm

With all of these “rallies” getting violent, dangerous and out of hand, all we need is some false actor (aka Nazi) to do something terrible before “our” government locks such things down, including any dissent or “hate speech” against the mentally ill trannies.

Re-education camps for most of you (us) Cats!!! **rolls eyes**

C.L.
C.L.
March 30, 2023 2:54 pm

That and finishing school would be all gals need in terms of formal ed and the rest is creating a pleasant, a non-drama queen home life.

I agree.

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 2:55 pm

On ballet schools…pick one run by a sensible young woman (hopefully a young mum) who has a normal body. No raddled old prima ballerinas with legs like matchsticks and expectations way beyond their pupils’ capabilities.

It is a very competitive sport and some schools just go way too far. My girls were lucky as we had just the right one a suburb away. It never stopped being fun, just one too many activities in a calendar filled with sports and clubs in the end.

All the different types of shoes lined up at the back door made me think I had a family of centipedes, not humans.

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 2:58 pm

I missed this. Really strange.

https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.smh.com.au%2Fnational%2Fthink-about-what-you-did-anonymous-email-to-bruce-lehrmann-revealed-20230324-p5cuz3.html

Former federal Liberal staffer Bruce Lehrmann told police he received an anonymous email titled “coming for you” and urging him to “have a think about what you did” before he was publicly named as the man accused of raping Brittany Higgins, documents tendered in the Federal Court reveal.

Among a raft of documents filed as part of the preliminary dispute is a transcript of Lehrmann’s interview with Australian Federal Police in Sydney on April 19, 2021, during which he told police he had received “two emails from a domain name, not owned by me” in January that year.
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Days later, he forwarded the emails to police. The first, titled “Coming for you” and dated January 25, 2021, appeared to have been sent by “Bruce Lehrmann”, although Lehrmann said the corresponding email address was not his.

The email concluded: “It’s going to be a magical 2021.”

The second email said: “Truth will come out.”

The identity of the author or authors is unknown.

I dispute that, email is a very compromised manner of sending information, unless it was Proton Mail and that’s still not a 100% guarantee you cannot be found.

Rabz
March 30, 2023 3:02 pm

Latham 1 Greenwich 0

Blot outrageously outraged (again).

Gilas
Gilas
March 30, 2023 3:04 pm

Kneel says:
March 30, 2023 at 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.”

That’s a good one! White has finally realised that grifting is much more rewarding than playing with orbital flight calculations.
Separating the gullible from their $$ is, after all, God’s work.

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 3:06 pm

Not sure why it’s grifting.

John H.
John H.
March 30, 2023 3:08 pm

Plasmamortarsays:
March 30, 2023 at 2:32 pm
You’ll change your mind when the doctors suggest to you … .

Trust destroyed is not easily regained.

Aside from that, our time in this world is temporary.
Perhaps we should be spending more of our limited time simply living our lives, rather than trying to extend them.

We humans still believe ourselves to be be far more powerful than we really are.
Our attempts at playing God need to stop…

We’ve been playing God since we started playing with fire. Every modern medical treatment is playing God. Get over it.

Longevity is over-rated. Given my lifestyle it is amazing I’m still in good health. I was a renowned psychonaut who was on multiple drugs and still be coherent. Sort of, typically become very introspective. Reality is for people who can’t handle drugs. I don’t eat well, I don’t sleep well, I don’t socialise, I don’t give a damn. I should be dead. Why I am not dead!? Damn you God why have you let me off the hook? Scared are ya? Don’t wanna be judged by me because you stuffed up so much? Come on you gutless swine face the music.

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 3:12 pm

Mind blowing. I didn’t realise Unruh radiation had been observed, of all places, at CERN.

Very simple maths, elegant results.

https://physicsfromtheedge.blogspot.com/2023/03/how-qi-gets-rid-of-gravitational.html

How QI gets rid of the Gravitational Constant, Big G

Inertia has never been understood, it has just been assumed that “Things keep going in a straight line, unless you push on them”, but why? Quantised inertia (QI) explains why.

This diagram shows an object (the black circle) accelerating to the left. Quantum mechanics states that all accelerated objects see a warm bath of thermal (random) radiation called Unruh radiation (orange) that has now been observed at CERN (Lynch et al., 2021). Relativity states that information from the far right will never catch up to the object since it is limited to the speed of light (c) (the black area to the right). The new assumption of quantised inertia (QI) is that the object & horizon (edge of the black) damp the Unruh radiation between them, as in the Casimir effect (the blue area) so more radiation pushes the object from the left than the right – this model predicts inertia (McCulloch, 2013).

Kneel
Kneel
March 30, 2023 3:13 pm

“All the different types of shoes lined up at the back door made me think I had a family of centipedes, not humans.”

No doubt this thought was confirmed by the amount of food they consumed 🙂

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 30, 2023 3:13 pm

Wasn’t legislation passed long ago that required banks to report transactions >$5,000 they thought were suspicious?

1) Correct, cash transaction above 5k (or suspiciously close to it) attract and SAR (suspicious activity report) from the bank – but my reply remains the same – report all you want but its my money so fcuking give it to me…
2) 2k per ATM from each of the big 4 per day is less than 5k – if this is regarded as suspicious – refer to #1 above

I have been transacting 95% of my life in cash for years, if that marks me as a dodgy citizen – just add it to the list!

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
March 30, 2023 3:16 pm

Longevity is over-rated. Given my lifestyle it is amazing I’m still in good health. I was a renowned psychonaut who was on multiple drugs and still be coherent. Sort of, typically become very introspective. Reality is for people who can’t handle drugs. I don’t eat well, I don’t sleep well, I don’t socialise, I don’t give a damn. I should be dead. Why I am not dead!? Damn you God why have you let me off the hook? Scared are ya? Don’t wanna be judged by me because you stuffed up so much? Come on you gutless swine face the music.

You’re still here because you obviously didn’t try hard enough….

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 30, 2023 3:16 pm

Keeping large amounts of cash in the house simply invites burglaries.

Keeping it in the bank simply invites legalised theft

Potato, Potaa-toe

Frank
Frank
March 30, 2023 3:17 pm

Latham’s tweet isn’t “homophobic” at all. He is simply describing the mechanics of homosexual intercourse, which everyone knows but no one dare talk about because of its unsavoury aspects.

Should hotels be able to charge gay couples more for a room due to their proclivity for painting the sheets?

Frank
Frank
March 30, 2023 3:21 pm

Reality is for people who can’t handle drugs.

You need to be on drugs to handle the lifestyle that goes with taking them.

C.L.
C.L.
March 30, 2023 3:24 pm

From that Daily Mail report on Latham:

The state One Nation leader’s comment was slammed by several twitter users including conservative commentator and former commando Heston Russell.

‘You cannot be serious – this is absolutely pathetic @realmarklatham – the true character is displayed during crisis and success mate, and you have failed miserably,’ Mr Russell wrote.

Last year…

ABC Investigations has obtained evidence that Mr Russell sold explicit images via OnlyFans just weeks later, charging $US60 ($94 at the time) on Anzac Day last year for a picture of himself holding his erect penis.

True character.

Gilas
Gilas
March 30, 2023 3:25 pm

Dot says:
March 30, 2023 at 3:06 pm

Not sure why it’s grifting.

How does the 10C claim fit with empirically consistent (science is never proven) Special Relativity and the Lorentz transformation with regards to mass and length?
And that’s just for starters.

White is basically claiming that Space-Time geometry, 120 years of physics, multiple Nobel Prizes and thousands of astrophysical observations are all a massive fraud..
Good luck with that.

He’d have better luck claiming a confined nuclear fusion breakthrough. At least, the claim may have some empirical basis, and is only 40 years away from being realised, just as it was in the 1960s.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
March 30, 2023 3:28 pm

John H.
Would it be fair to characterise the challenge of treating cancers as being mainly a problem of needing to induce an auto-immune response but only at cells that are concealing their cancerous intent?

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 3:30 pm

Clive Palmer’s Singapore-based company Zeph Investments is suing Australia for $296bn, enlisting the help of former attorney general Christian Porter in a landmark case arguing a breach of the Asean free trade deal.

I hope he wins but maybe is awarded a few hundred million to compensate him for the free COVID drugs he bought and the Commonwealth confiscated and destroyed.

Robert Sewell
March 30, 2023 3:30 pm

Boambee John:

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

They aren’t stupid, John.
How many of the people who foist this problem on us are profiting from it?
Over 95% of Parliamentarians have rental properties. How many have multiple properties?
As the housing market tightens, how many new homes are being built? Bugger all because ‘zoning rules’
This is a gigantic Ponzi scheme. And the bastards are doing it deliberately.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
March 30, 2023 3:35 pm

dover sermonised:

Medical treatments, modern or not, properly understood, are all aimed at correcting some form of disease or injury. That isn’t ‘playing God’.

Yeah! Exactly. It’s totally not at all like playing God. It’s playing Jesus. Yuuuge difference.
And in the same vein, wookies do not live on Endor.

The fire, dover. What do you say about using fire. That’s not fixing a disease or injury.

Robert Sewell
March 30, 2023 3:35 pm

Sanch Panzer:

Two bathrooms?
Landed gentry.

I have two bathrooms. What’s unusual about that?
Of course the second one only gets used at barbecues and is otherwise known as “The Lemon Tree.”
Have you tried my lemon meringue? It has a unique flavour and texture.

Vicki
Vicki
March 30, 2023 3:36 pm

For those who may be contemplating getting a Novavax booster, for whatever reason:

U.S. FDA flags risk of heart inflammation after Novavax COVID vaccine | Reuters

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 3:37 pm

U.S. FDA flags risk of heart inflammation after Novavax COVID vaccine

I get the feeling they’re covering for the other guys.

…and no, I am not saying Novavax has NO side effects, ALL medicines and medical interventions do.

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 30, 2023 3:38 pm

Bolt is getting rather pittiful

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
March 30, 2023 3:40 pm

Blot outrageously outraged (again).

Last time I checked (2 years ago) he was struggling to string 10 words together in a coherent sentence.
I find it difficult to tolerate that. Sad.
Under such conditions, being outraged is easier to pull off than being informative and precise.

Robert Sewell
March 30, 2023 3:41 pm

Crossie:

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.

Sometimes a child will deliberately break the boundary fence of common sense and probity to see just how far the parents can be pushed.
Now substitute ‘politician’ for ‘child’ and ‘citizen’ for ‘parent’.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 30, 2023 3:42 pm

Latham’s tweet isn’t “homophobic” at all. He is simply describing the mechanics of homosexual intercourse, which everyone knows but no one dare talk about because of its unsavoury aspects.

That was what crossed my mind too, Calli.

The ‘-phobic’ thing is way out of hand. While it literally means an irrational fear of something. Yet the people it is often levelled at do not ‘fear’ the thing. They dislike, disapprove, or perhaps even hate something. But it is the ‘irrational’ part where the sting is. A blah-blah-phobe is irrational and stupid. They cannot be reasoned with and since reason will not fix them, force will be required.

Yet there are all sorts of rationales for being opposed to homosexuals (here I am keeping with the theme of the original complaint and without endorsing any perspective – I actually have no problems with gays).

Perhaps a person has religious objections. While another person might not believe in the almighty or the Bible, belief in them is not irrational. They might not be based on ‘proof’, but that is not the same as being irrational. Every believes in things: Love, or justice, or even ‘truth’, which most people not only could not define, but could not tell you how to find it or what ‘Truth’ would look like.

Perhaps it is a matter of biology. Someone may believe that homosexuality is a dead-end and should not be encouraged in the species, any more than other congenital defects (and, once more, not saying these are my views).

Perhaps it is more sociological. If society ‘creates’ homosexuals then society ought to be able to ‘not create’ them. For all the pain and confusion, and alienation, it can cause, damage to relationships etc, if we can spare people ever having to encounter that would it not be a defensible cause?

I give the above merely to make the point that people who object to homosexuality will be instantly labelled as homophobes, as in being seized by an irrational fear, when they are being rational (right or wrong).

Now, if we want to talk about people who don’t like homosexuality, surely it should be homomisia. But it does not carry the overtones of irrationality, so it is not a useful expression.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 30, 2023 3:47 pm

Dot, earlier and apropos of Mr Setka:

I’m surprised more people haven’t tried to sock him or take him fishing.

Setka appears to have some level of arm strength, most likely from extensive free schooner raising.

However, and as Brian Alexander would attest, Early Kooks are really heavy.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 30, 2023 3:48 pm

The only way Latham could have made his tweet better is if he started it with:

‘I will NOT be lectured to by…..’

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 30, 2023 3:51 pm

“Do you think if she’d been – I’ve seen this commented on – if she’d been a white male senator she would have been treated differently,” RN Breakfast host Patricia Karvelas asked Burney.

Have we seen a white male Senator being treated differently in the same circumstances, Patricia? Have we seen any of them do anything near as provoking as what Thorpe did?

Gilas
Gilas
March 30, 2023 3:53 pm

Sabine Hossenfelder (Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray) and Peter Woit (Not even wrong: the failure of string theory and the continuing challenge to unify the laws of physics), among others, belled the “cat” years ago about the multitude of crackpot theories which have polluted physics since the 1960s.

Inconsistencies in the Standard Model remain as unresolved as they were following the now-admitted-as-dodgy achievements of QED in the early 1960s.. all despite $$billions spent on humongous particle accelerators which can only claim the confirmation of the Higgs Boson as the reason for their ongoing existence and funding.

If you can’t even find the Graviton, how are you going to travel at 10C.

Chris
Chris
March 30, 2023 3:54 pm

Good news! I have passed probation and remain employed. Pray for the mining industry.

Real Deal
Real Deal
March 30, 2023 3:56 pm

Is Alex Greenwich gay? Sheesh, I didn’t see that coming. He must hide it well.

Chris
Chris
March 30, 2023 3:59 pm

Savva will be okay. She’d pass for a tranny any day.

Harsh but fair.
I find that admiring Michael Trumble is nauseatingly unattractive.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 30, 2023 4:04 pm

Clive Palmer’s Singapore-based company Zeph Investments is suing Australia for $296bn, enlisting the help of former attorney general Christian Porter in a landmark case arguing a breach of the Asean free trade deal

It’s a step up from the Rockingham Magistrates Court forPorter but I wouldn’t be spending the proceeds just yet. I could think of more productive things to do with my time.

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 4:05 pm

Amazing isn’t it? We’ve gone from a month of celebrating “Pride”, with the usual provocative and shameless costumes, the explicit body movements and dancing, the flags and the talk and the songs and the promotion of all things homosexual.

And now we’re suddenly expected to go all coy about what homosexual intercourse actually is. And anyone who describes it is a homophobe.

Are they now ashamed? Embarrassed? Hardly.

Latham shone a torch on behaviour that hides itself behind closed doors (unless you watch SBS). Well, Sydney is having its Vivid festival, so maybe the more light the better.

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 4:07 pm

If you can’t even find the Graviton, how are you going to travel at 10C

I think you mean, “how are you going to find dark matter”?

all despite $$billions spent on humongous particle accelerators which can only claim the confirmation of the Higgs Boson as the reason for their ongoing existence and funding

Maybe, but they did observe Unruh radiation.

The Alcubierre metric comes from GR. The problems in the standard model are in particle physics, more modern observations and modified gravity (fudge factor, MOND) or theoretically derived and empirically proven (QI) show that galaxy rotation isn’t a problem at all.

If GR is fine, then any implications from manipulating the tensor might be legitimate. McCulloch actually explains in his book that Maxwell’s equations work fine with experimental “problems” if the dimensions are moved from three to five. The thing is it is meaningless.

You can believe White or not but he says he has created very small warp bubbles. He has a specialised interferometer. Not a particle accelerator or absurd dark matter catching device. His results could be replicated or not at a reasonable cost.

(There is actually [a very small] some error in SR, engineers involved in GPS data can explain it better than me).

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 30, 2023 4:07 pm

Some recent comments about masks and related matters.

Went to the local Aldi today, the plastic screens had been removed from the checkouts. The attendant at the checkout I used was pleased to be able again to hear what the customers were saying.

jupes
jupes
March 30, 2023 4:09 pm

Jupes, I like the 1908 and I always liked the Cellini. Not a fan of exhibition casebacks, though – especially on heritage-derived models.

I get where you’re coming from, however I reckon if you’re going to shell out the big bucks for top-end luxury watch, you would want to see what you are paying for. Most of the cost is for artisans to polish the little wheels and plates. That 1908 has a really nice looking movement even if it is probably mostly machine finished.

A bit of history on the name. 1908 is the year Rolex was registered in Switzerland. It had started in London three years earlier. The 1908 is modeled on an Oyster Perpetual from 1931.

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 4:10 pm

‘I will NOT be lectured to by…..’

AS A MOTHER, SPEAKING AS A WOMAN, SPEAKING WITH MY REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PEOPLE HAT ON NOW…

….

….

…CHAMP!

johanna
johanna
March 30, 2023 4:11 pm

Me: “Hey, have you finished that book?”
Her: “Yeah.”
Me: “Can I have it back?”
Her: “I gave it to someone.”
Me: “Who? Can you get it back from them?”
Her: “I can’t remember who. You’ve read it anyway, haven’t you?”
Grrrrr.
Out of print.
Can’t get a replacement copy.

Reminds me of Barry Humphries’ experience, recounted in one of his books.

His mother got rid of all the books he had stored at the family home. When he protested, she said:

“But Barry, you’ve read them.”

A similar thing happened to me when the Wicked Stepmother moved in when I was living interstate. Without consulting me, she got rid of all my childhood books. She genuinely couldn’t understand why I was upset about losing all my Anne books and my How and Why Wonder books and so on. They took up a couple of boxes of space on a five acre property.

Some people just don’t get it.

Don’t get me started on the non-return of borrowed books. I ceased being a lending library (with rare exceptions) many years ago. Again, the borrowers seemed genuinely surprised that I cared.

Kneel
Kneel
March 30, 2023 4:18 pm

“How does the 10C claim fit with empirically consistent (science is never proven) Special Relativity and the Lorentz transformation with regards to mass and length?”

Much like Newton vs Einstein, extremes often show the deficiencies in “standard” theories.
Newton was good enough to get men on the moon and Voyager past Jupiter, but was stumped by Mercury’s orbit.
Conventional aerodynamics suggests bees can’t fly – you need to add turbulence to make it work for bees and other insects, which conventional aerodynamics abhorred until they managed to figure out the math behind it.

As I understand it, current FTL theory is based on distorting space-time, so that you never exceed C, you just make B closer to A – kind of the “wormhole” or “other dimension” theory, if you like, or folding a piece of paper in 3D to make the 2D distance between points shorter lower dimensional analogy (hence “apparent 10c”). Most of this seems to rely on exotic matter (things like negative mass, or huge mass and hence high space-time distortions and so on), which no-one has been able to see or make yet, so probably a bit early to be cheering (or leering, as the case may be).

johanna
johanna
March 30, 2023 4:19 pm

Oh, and as I look out of the window and see yet more rain clouds rolling in, I recollect reading a ridiculous piece at TheirABC the other day about why the BoM’s prediction of a dry March turned out to be complete rubbish.

Well, this unexpected thing and that unexpected thing happened. It’s not our fault. But, we are totally believable, not only about next season but about hundreds of years into the future.

Give me strength.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 30, 2023 4:19 pm

I think you mean, “how are you going to find dark matter”?

There’ve been several serious papers on MOND in the science press over the last half year. I’m agnostic, especially since there’s also been at least one paper fingering dark matter as old black holes. This stuff is interesting, but unfortunately I’m still not seeing anything with sufficient oomph to approach or exceed c. Which probably means the Pentagon’s hidden alien mothership doesn’t exist.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 30, 2023 4:25 pm

“But Barry, you’ve read them.”

People watch movies again and again. Why not reread books again and again. It’s the experience that is the fun thing.

Currently 17 novels in on a reread of two series by a SF author. Read both series a few time before, but I’m having a really great time. One of the novels in the first series which I thought was weak first time I read it I now have decided is really excellent. Go figure.

Cassie of Sydney
March 30, 2023 4:26 pm

“Blot outrageously outraged (again).”

Not sure about that. Methinks Blot has had somewhat of an epiphany lately, he’s finally woken up and realised that the left are beyond redemption, you can’t debate or discuss with them, they are intolerant, they are nasty, they are vindictive AND they are violent. He’s been consistent about Kellie-Jay from the beginning of the “Nazi” slur, slamming dunderhead Pussotto.

As for Latham, he’s by far the best politician we have. His description of Greenwich sexual proclivities is 100% accurate. Greenwich is a most unsavoury and sinister individual who supports some very sinister groups. He called Latham “disgusting”, and Latham returned serve and good on Latham for doing so. I’m tired of turning the other cheek. Here’s the truth, it’s Greenwich who’s disgusting. Of course the MSM are running with it. It’s okay for Greenwich to call Latham “disgusting” but it’s not okay for Latham to reply. What a great world we now live in.

Oh and by the way, are now compelled to celebrate and sanctify homosexual sex? Is this is the society we’re now living in? It seems I’ve woken up to a dystopian nightmare where LGBTQI+ are now a protected species. how long before gulags for those of us who protest. How long before they demand the first born son of every family be gifted to them? Not long I suspect. One thing is for sure, everyday my decision to vote NO in 2017 in confirmed. And you know what? I suspect many who voted stupidly voted “yes” in 2017 would vote NO in 2023.

I will never accept homosexual sex as “normal”, because here’s the truth, it isn’t.

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 4:31 pm

Oh and by the way, are now compelled to celebrate and sanctify homosexual sex?

Oh no Cassie. It’s worse than that.

We may not even describe it.

Cassie of Sydney
March 30, 2023 4:31 pm

Let me remind people here that those protesters who went out to the church at Belfield were urged to by Greenwich.

Robert Sewell
March 30, 2023 4:31 pm

JMH:

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

I point blank refused. As simple as that.
Then the onus is on them to enforce their rules.
So far, all the establishments have caved bar one.

Tom
Tom
March 30, 2023 4:32 pm

Amazing isn’t it? We’ve gone from a month of celebrating “Pride”, with the usual provocative and shameless costumes, the explicit body movements and dancing, the flags and the talk and the songs and the promotion of all things homosexual.

… And the mass murder of Christians and their children by an enraged “trans” activist.

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 4:33 pm

In other news…never, ever, ever buy a fully refundable ticket with Alitalia Airlines.

They will not honour a cancellation. They must be run by The Mob.

Robert Sewell
March 30, 2023 4:37 pm

Dot:

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

I imagine the threats he would have received put him in the “Hero Judge” class.
God knows it’s been awarded so few times in this country.
I reject your premise. In fact, it’s damned mean spirited of you.

Cassie of Sydney
March 30, 2023 4:38 pm

They’re weaponised our compassion against us and they’ve weaponised our tolerance against us.

It’s time to stop being compassionate and tolerant.

johanna
johanna
March 30, 2023 4:38 pm

he big problem is this. A person is admitted for observation because they demonstrated behaviors indicative of mental illness. The person is aware of why they have been detained and will adjust their behavior. The poor psychiatrists are left with the nigh impossible task of trying to diagnose someone who is now masking their pathology; which is possible for a few days.

Psychiatrists are no better than anyone else at detecting cons, whatever they may think.

At Sincs, I told this story, but it is worth telling again.

My boyfriend at the time had a sister who was a compulsive gambler. She was also pretty and smart. She conned at least tens of thousands of dollars out of people to feed her habit.

One day, we went to a family lunch of his, and she was there, just out of prison. Her escort was – the prison psychiatrist!

I got to know quite a few psychiatrists when I worked in drug and alcohol services, because many of them were methadone prescribers. Let’s just say that while they were uniformly brainy, after that it was anyone’s guess what they were like.

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 4:40 pm

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/231338162_The_Analysis_of_Harold_White_applied_to_the_Natario_Warp_Drive_Spacetime_From_10_times_the_mass_of_the_Universe_to_the_mass_of_the_Mount_Everest

Warp Drives are solutions of the Einstein Field Equations that allows superluminal travel within the framework of General Relativity. There are at the present moment two known solutions: The Alcubierre warp drive discovered in 1994 and the Natario warp drive discovered in 2001. However as stated by both Alcubierre and Natario themselves the warp drive violates all the known energy conditions because the stress energy momentum tensor is negative implying in a negative energy density. While from a classical point of view the negative energy is forbidden the Quantum Field Theory allows the existence of very small amounts of it being the Casimir effect a good example as stated by Alcubierre himself.The major drawback concerning negative energies for the warp drive is the huge amount of negative energy able to sustain the warp bubble.Ford and Pfenning computed the amount of negative energy needed to maintain an Alcubierre warp drive and they arrived at the result of 10 times the mass of the entire Universe for a stable warp drive configuration rendering the warp drive impossible.However Harold White manipulating the parameter @ in the original shape function that defines the Alcubierre spacetime demonstrated that it is possible to low these energy density requirements.We repeat here the Harold White analysis for the Natario spacetime and we arrive at similar conclusions.From 10 times the mass of the Universe we also manipulated the parameter @ in the original shape function that defines the Natario spacetime and we arrived at a result of 10 billion tons of negative mass to maintain a warp drive moving with a speed 200 times faster than light.Our result is still a huge number about the weight of the Everest Mountain but at least it is better than the original Ford-Pfenning result of 10 times the mass of the Universe.The main reason of this work is to demonstrate that Harold White point of view is entirely correct.

Vicki
Vicki
March 30, 2023 4:42 pm

You can’t walk into the local medical centre without being gagged up. Hospital is the same.
I point blank refused. As simple as that.
Then the onus is on them to enforce their rules.
So far, all the establishments have caved bar one.

Robert, I admire your chutzpah. I have a non vaccinated friend who does the same thing. She has the dreaded mask in her hand, but refuses to put it on.

She simply tells them, “It doesn’t work, so why use it?”

Neither GPs, nor their staff, refuse her service. But she IS a formidable person.

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 4:42 pm

I have read the White mass-energy mass requirement is down to 700 kg and he reckons he can make small ones with the interferometer without using “negative energies”.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 30, 2023 4:43 pm

Longevity is over-rated.

The prospect of experiencing millions of years of woke would make me feel that way too.

Humans will achieve immortality in eight YEARS, says former Google engineer who has predicted the future with 86% accuracy (29 Mar)

Eight years from now would just about coincide with the 2,000th anniversary of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. So maybe this guy is right for exactly the wrong reason…

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 4:43 pm

In fact, it’s damned mean spirited of you.

Sorry, the bare minimum for our public officials in my mind is the same as being most excellent.

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 4:47 pm

86% is close to the average poker machine payout.

Lysander
Lysander
March 30, 2023 4:48 pm

Dot – you need to subscribe to the Cool Worlds channel on Youtube.

The English physicist that runs the channel is a great scientist and not a dreamer of f-wit like de gruosser, “science man” the Cox.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 30, 2023 4:50 pm

And the mass murder of Christians and their children by an enraged “trans” activist.

You’ve got it backwards Tom. Apparently the tranny was a heroic champion freedom fighter or something.

“The mainstream press and trans-activists are trying to pin the targeted shooting deaths of 6 people, including three nine-year-old children, on Christians, while simultaneously rehabilitating the shooter, a trans man. Fair…?” (29 Mar)

Can You Guess Who NBC News Portrayed as the Real Victims of the Nashville Shooting? (29 Mar)

The MSM are actually getting worse. Who would believe that could even be possible?

Robert Sewell
March 30, 2023 4:53 pm

Old Ozzie:

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.

It will all be irrelevant when Iran detonates nukes in Israel’s major cities, as they have promised to do on multiple occasions.

Robert Sewell
March 30, 2023 4:56 pm

900000 new residents in 18months.
What are their skills and where did they come from?

Vicki
Vicki
March 30, 2023 4:58 pm

Went to the local Aldi today, the plastic screens had been removed from the checkouts. The attendant at the checkout I used was pleased to be able again to hear what the customers were saying.

It’s interesting how some things are returning to “normal”. But, quite frankly, things will not quite be “the same” for me. It was a devastating experience in so many ways. Although we had some protection in being able to flee the city during Covid – travel was dictated by “travel papers” – like any authoritarian regime- and, being unvaccinated, we were denied access to many stores, food outlets and other facilities.

I have been surprised to discover, now the measures have changed, how distressing the experience has been in retrospect. My attitude at the time was “Stuff them!” But I suppose it is like many tumultuous events, in that you cope well at the time, but often suffer a sort of PTSD later. Funnily, this annoys me more than the actual mandates.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 30, 2023 4:58 pm

H B Bearsays:

March 30, 2023 at 1:19 pm

Try abebooks for out of print stuff.

I did.
Found a second hand copy of my missing book for $20.
(Probably my original copy anyway).

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 5:00 pm

What’s the Cool Worlds channel? Here?

https://www.youtube.com/@CoolWorldsLab

Look. Start reading this. McCulloch doesn’t do blackboard physics and he isn’t interesting wasting money. He gets results. 21 peer reveiwed papers on modified gravity/inertia/galaxy rotation/Unruh radiation/propellantless drives. Simple, elegant maths and good statistical fits of OLS regression curves to data, r^2 usually over 0.95. DARPA funding (with encouraging results) and soon testing an EM drive (which works with the change in acceleration of transistors, so it’s a bit like the MEGADrive idea) in space.

https://physicsfromtheedge.blogspot.com/

Vicki
Vicki
March 30, 2023 5:02 pm

900000 new residents in 18months.
What are their skills and where did they come from?

Mostly from India, China & the UK apparently. Their skills? Knowing where they will get the most assistance, I suppose.

If we think that we are short of teachers, nurses, doctors, pharmacists and other skilled practitioners…..”we ain’t seen nothin’ yet!” Lots more people wanting their services. Prepare to stand in line, or lie in an ambulance (if you can get one) for some time……

Gilas
Gilas
March 30, 2023 5:03 pm

Dot says:
March 30, 2023 at 4:07 pm

I think you mean, “how are you going to find dark matter”?

..and Dark Energy.. and MultiVerses and..
All I’m saying is that particle physics has seriously gone off the rails, chasing beautiful theories which, even after 60 years, have no empirical backing.
About the time interval between Max Planck and Richard Feynman’s Nobels.. imagine having had no real progress for all that time.
And this despite (because of?) several-magnitude increases in $$ and # of scientists.

But yeah, we should believe that, magically, travel at 10C is a) possible and b) just around the corner.

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 5:05 pm

GRRRRRRRRRR

https://www.health.gov.au/ministers/the-hon-mark-butler-mp/media/expanded-access-to-subsidised-oral-antiviral-paxlovid-and-other-covid-19-supports

Chief Medical Officer’s fourth wave report

The Government has released a report by the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly, on the lessons of the fourth wave of the Omicron variant.

Professor Kelly’s report notes the fourth wave, which ended in late February, was longer than previous waves but led to less severe illness than the third wave in winter 2022.

WTF – COVID has been in western countries for four goddamned years now!

IT’S OVER! GET OVER IT!

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-spain-science-idUSKBN23X2HQ

MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish virologists have found traces of the novel coronavirus in a sample of Barcelona waste water collected in March 2019, nine months before the COVID-19 disease was identified in China, the University of Barcelona said on Friday.

Good grief. We’re too stupid to survive.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 5:06 pm

An unintended consequence is likely to be a resurgence of ballet and dance participation because girls are way better at it than boys, even transgender ones. At least it will be a level playing field so to speak.

And that will be no bad thing. Ballet will always be a level playing field because it has different moves and muscles used for females in contrast to males. It capitalises on a female’s natural flexibility and grace. It is a very two-sexes only activity, as is Opera, where the sex differences in vocal capacity are also integral to the performance. Western theatre, including the plays of Shakespeare, became influenced by the Italian Commedia dell’arte, where masks and appearances are used as disguises, but men and women had separate true sexual identities. Plays developed using gender-switches as a narrative device, but only in later times did this become performative drag, as happened with the declining Commedia’s influence on British pantomime.

Girls learning ballet early will always have a knowledge of good carriage and posture, and that will live with them all of their lives. Plus a love of the motions and music of dance.

I’ve seen two men dancing a Tango together and it was ridiculous.

Robert Sewell
March 30, 2023 5:07 pm

Cassie of Sydney:

“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?

I have a solution for it, but it keeps on getting me into trouble, even though it was OK a century or two ago.

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 5:08 pm

But yeah, we should believe that, magically, travel at 10C is a) possible and b) just around the corner.

Look, I get your point, but, empirical evidence exists (apparently!) and it isn’t prohibitively expensive like a stupid underground dam to find dark matter. Plus it might be decades out, but we’re not going to get there crapping over early groundwork.

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 5:11 pm

but often suffer a sort of PTSD later

I agree Vicki. I won’t be forgetting in a hurry either.

Had a look through the old Cat archives on the Wayback Machine a few days ago – the open threads in early 2020 and a few later ones. It was interesting to watch the opinions and rhetoric change in real time and how we initially perceived the threat.

The worst was in 2021, November, and my grandson crying and hugging me when we finally met after an interminable lockdown. What little trust and respect I had for authority withered away in those weeks. I now look at government and their minions the press as the enemy. That won’t change any time soon.

Robert Sewell
March 30, 2023 5:11 pm

Cassie of Sydney:

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?

We won’t know if these things haven’t already happened, because the Trans movement will brutalise anyone who speaks up about it – including the media.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 30, 2023 5:15 pm

FDA flags risk of heart inflammation after Novavax COVID vaccine | Reuters

Given it uses the same (obsolete, toxic) Wuhan pattern spike as AZ, Pfizer and Moderna, it would be surprising if it didnt share their side effects.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
March 30, 2023 5:22 pm

From Herald Sun.

Hawthorn young gun Jai Serong will miss at least two months after being diagnosed with a heart condition.

Serong, 20, developed chest pain last weekend and was sent to hospital for further investigations before a specialist sports cardiologist confirmed a diagnosis of pericarditis.

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 5:22 pm

Given it uses the same (obsolete, toxic) Wuhan pattern spike as AZ

Unless you are pureblood and never caught it or had innate immunity, or a subclinincal dose, you’re going to have problems?

What about a dead virus? Presumably it still has the spike proteins?

I am a bit confused about the spike protein, because I was under the impression they are ubiquitous in nature.

Given COVID has been in the west for four years, everyone has likely had COVID.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 30, 2023 5:22 pm

Property rights. we dont need your steeenking property right senor…
Bandito councils find a new opportunity to empower NIMBYs and green loonatics.

Perth councils vote to require development application for tall tree removal

They even want to be unencumbered by any sort of due process.
Both the City of South Perth and the City of Nedlands want the WA Planning Commission to approve planning amendments that mean landowners would require a development application if they want to clear trees over 8 metres tall on private property.

Residents could also face on-the-spot infringements for removing a tree without a development application.

Apparently this is a real person. This is why we cant have nice things.
I wonder how much of her groups funding comes from … ooooh lets guess, 2 councils?
No mention of funding on their website?
https://watca.org.au/

claim…
WA Tree Canopy Advocates (WATCA) secretary Kathy Lees said there was growing community support for action on tree protection.
reality…
Across Perth, fewer than 70 trees on private land are listed in local government tree registers.

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 5:28 pm

Another question for Dr Duk.

Since when has a pandemic actually lasted more than four, let alone three years!?

I thought the rule of thumb used to be two years.

Arky
March 30, 2023 5:31 pm

Across Perth, fewer than 70 trees on private land are listed in local government tree registers.

..
Trees belong in parks, not on private blocks. Especially the fkn tall ones. Especially, especially eucalypts.
Piss them all off. They’re dangerous and stupid and don’t belong anywhere near private residences.

rickw
rickw
March 30, 2023 5:31 pm

Just been subject to some racism.

In this case the racism is that all white people look the same.

The CCP just told me they reckon I look like David Beckham’s brother….

Anchor What
Anchor What
March 30, 2023 5:34 pm

Joe Gersh on Sharri – fail! Why bother?

cohenite
March 30, 2023 5:35 pm

Casimir is proven negative energy. To achieve FTL speeds Casimir needs to be scaled up and controlled. The scaling has been observed in nature:

https://arxiv.org/abs/1106.3266

johanna
johanna
March 30, 2023 5:37 pm

Keeping large amounts of cash in the house simply invites burglaries. Young thieves usually target older residents because they know there will be cash on the premises.

Embrace the concept of ‘floor safe.’ My old man has always had one. And he will never tell, because he knows they will quite likely kill him anyway.

will
will
March 30, 2023 5:37 pm

This bloke is an expert on the obvious:

from the Oz:

Aust

ralia ‘lagging behind world on investment’
Takayuki Ueda – who runs Japanese gas giant Inpex – has warned the ‘investment climate in Australia appears to be deteriorating’.

and it not going to get better for along time until the moron electors “get a grip” on reality

Zipster
March 30, 2023 5:38 pm

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

time to reconsider universal suffrage

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