Open Thread – Tues 28 March 2023


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

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Zipster
March 30, 2023 5:38 pm
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 30, 2023 5:40 pm

Words fail me, they honestly fvcking do.

‘Distressing’: Trans woman barred from changing gender on marriage certificate
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4:51PM March 30, 2023

A trans woman has been barred from changing her gender on her marriage certificate, in a decision that has been labelled “distressing” by the NSW Chief Justice.

FJG, as she is known to the court, has been involved in lengthy legal proceedings with the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages in NSW since early 2021, when she took umbrage at a decision to reject her application to change the gender on the certificate from male to female.

She cited concerns for her “physical and psychological well being” if the certificate were to remain uncorrected, and said it could cause her “significant inconvenience and distress” if, say, during a medical emergency, she was unable to provide a certificate revealing her “identity”.
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FJG successfully appealed the decision with the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) in April 2021, but the Registrar fought back, and the case was taken to the Court of Appeal.

Earlier this month, Chief Justice Andrew Bell ruled the matter “complex” but ultimately said the marriage certificate could not be altered, as same-sex marriage was not legal in 2009 when the union took place.

He said that, while the decision may cause “distress” to the couple, “appellate courts generally do not and should never start with a result they consider to be desirable and work backwards from that particular, desired outcome.”

“The process of statutory interpretation may sometimes result in an outcome that appears anomalous or even harsh to particular persons,” he said.

FJG told her partner that she was “living with trans experience” in 2007, two years prior to their marriage.

While same-sex marriage was not legal at the time, the couple “sought to legitimise it in the only manner open to them”, which was to wed as a man and woman, Justice Bell said.

“At the time of the marriage … in September 2009, and although FJG self?identified as female, FJG satisfied the legal concept of “male” as used in the Marriage Act – although (the couple) do not accept the legitimacy of that concept,” he said.

Shortly after the plebiscite passed in December 2017, FJG changed her name, and a couple of years after that, she received a new birth certificate reflecting her gender.

When FJG first applied to the Registrar to “correct” the register concerning her marriage in January 2021, she asked that instead of referring to her “dead” name and herself as husband, the register would refer to her new name and describe her as wife.

However, as per Chief Justice Bell’s judgment, the certificate will remain unchanged.

“This outcome is the result of the interaction of three statutes of three different legislatures that have adopted different approaches over time including different conceptions of sex or gender,” he said.

“However, that is simply an explanation and not a justification for the distress that this outcome will occasion to FJG and (her wife).”

In order to have the decision overturned, FJG would have to take the matter to the High Court.

johanna
johanna
March 30, 2023 5:40 pm

C.L. says:
March 30, 2023 at 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.

Dream on.

will
will
March 30, 2023 5:41 pm

more:

Japanese gas giant Inpex chief executive Takayuki Ueda has warned Anthony Albanese’s sweeping interventions into the energy market will “choke” investment and “strangle” expansion of gas projects in Australia.
The warnings were endorsed by Japanese Ambassador Shingo Yamagami at a closed-door lunch in Parliament House on Thursday, who said the “neon lights of Tokyo ‘’ would go out if Australia stopped producing energy resources and said the transition towards net zero cannot be rushed.
Speaking to Labor frontbenchers – including Resources Minister Madeline King and Trade Minister Don Farrell (comment: why waste your time?) – Mr Ueda said the “investment climate in Australia appears to be deteriorating” and that the country was now lagging “far behind” the rest of the world in the global race for investment.
Amid concerns in Japan and other key energy partners over the Albanese’s government’s recent interventions into the gas market, Mr Ueda railed-against increasingly unpredictable policy settings that have put Australia at-risk of an investment plunge.
“Unfortunately, the investment climate in Australia appears to be deteriorating. In Japan we say, ‘don’t cheat at rock, paper, scissors’. This translates to “don’t move the goalposts after the game has started.”

Mr Ueda said the energy policy environment in Australia “appears to be driven almost by ideology and domestic concerns” and warned of consequences of policies that will increase market opportunities for Russia and Iran.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 30, 2023 5:41 pm

Robert Sewellsays:
March 30, 2023 at 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.

And Israel takes the “Samson Option”, scattering a couple of hundred warheads across the Middle East and Gulf?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 5:42 pm

her traditional Gunnai Gunditjmara designer high heels

Hey, I used them words on the Cat a few days ago.
Either someone reads the Cat or great minds think alike. 🙂

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 5:43 pm

Very cool cohenite, I forgot that McCulloch wrote that paper. I wonder how much of that has to do with the Podkletnov effect.

https://physicsfromtheedge.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-podkletnov-effect.html

The experiment was done by Podkletnov and his team in Finland (see Podkletnov, 1992, 1997). They had a half-superconducting disc with a radius of 13.5 cm. They cooled it down to 70 Kelvin (-203oC) in a cryostat, so that the upper part only was superconducting and then levitated it using a magnetic field. They then applied an AC magnetic field of high frequency (MHz) which accelerated the disc. A team member was smoking when he shouldn’t have been and they noticed that the smoke was rising over the cryostat. After investigation, they noticed that when the disc was accelerating due to the AC field, but not spinning, objects above the disc lost 0.05%-0.06% of their weight. When they spun the disc at 5000 rpm they noticed a larger weight loss of 0.6-2%. The greatest weight loss occured when they slowed the disc to 3000-3300 rpm and it visibly vibrated. The effect was independent of the test mass’s composition and was not due to moving air since it persisted when the test mass was encased in glass. It was not magnetic because it remained when a metal screen was placed between the disc and the masses.

Gilas
Gilas
March 30, 2023 5:44 pm

Dot says:
March 30, 2023 at 5:08 pm

Look, I get your point, but, empirical evidence exists (apparently!)

This is not a personal criticism of you, Dot, but AFAIK, it’s all whiteboard theory, plonked together because.. well.. you know.. who knows.. notoriety, publications, invites to all the cool parties, some leg-over potential for lonely theoretical physicists with suboptimal conversational skills.

And with a straight face, without tremor in their voice, these people admit that these space-time warpings are likely possible with energy levels equivalent to 10 Universes… with a straight face, unperturbed.
I admire that, chutzpah on meth.

Also, from Wikipedia: Alcubierre stated in an email to William Shatner that his theory was directly inspired by the term used in the show[48] and cites the “‘warp drive’ of science fiction” in his 1994 article.

It’s all starting to make sense…

I can’t wait for the latest theory that in the new calculus of variations, the Lagrange limit of 0/0 weighs mauve sky.

will
will
March 30, 2023 5:48 pm

full article:
Japanese gas giant Inpex chief executive Takayuki Ueda has warned Anthony Albanese’s sweeping interventions into the energy market will “choke” investment and “strangle” expansion of gas projects in Australia.
The warnings were endorsed by Japanese Ambassador Shingo Yamagami at a closed-door lunch in Parliament House on Thursday, who said the “neon lights of Tokyo ‘’ would go out if Australia stopped producing energy resources and said the transition towards net zero cannot be rushed.
Speaking to Labor frontbenchers – including Resources Minister Madeline King and Trade Minister Don Farrell – Mr Ueda said the “investment climate in Australia appears to be deteriorating” and that the country was now lagging “far behind” the rest of the world in the global race for investment.
Amid concerns in Japan and other key energy partners over the Albanese’s government’s recent interventions into the gas market, Mr Ueda railed-against increasingly unpredictable policy settings that have put Australia at-risk of an investment plunge.
“Unfortunately, the investment climate in Australia appears to be deteriorating. In Japan we say, ‘don’t cheat at rock, paper, scissors’. This translates to “don’t move the goalposts after the game has started.”
Mr Ueda said the energy policy environment in Australia “appears to be driven almost by ideology and domestic concerns” and warned of consequences of policies that will increase market opportunities for Russia and Iran.
“On the geopolitical front, Australia’s “quiet quitting” of the LNG business has potentially very sinister consequences. The question of who will replace Australian supply into the market is front and centre. “Alarmingly, the ‘inconvenient truth’ is most likely that Russia, China and Iran fill the void.”
The intervention by Mr Ueda and Mr Yamagami came 24-hours after the Prime Minister said “I have no concerns about our relationship with Japan” in response to concerns raised about the safeguard mechanism putting coal companies at-risk of competitive disadvantage.
“We are a secure and reliable partner. We are a partner for Japan, South Korea and other nations that always delivers on the commitments that we make,” Mr Albanese said.
Mr Albanese gave the assurances after Australian gas producers this week warned that the safeguard mechanism emissions scheme could stifle investment in new gas fields, potentially putting energy prices at risk. Major coal companies also branded Labor’s signature climate policy a “carbon tax by stealth” that would drive up energy prices, destroy jobs and kill off foreign investment. Mr Ueda invoked Mr Albanese’s meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Perth last year where they “reaffirmed the critical importance of enhancing energy security co-operation, including through secure and reliable energy resources trade and investment, such as LNG”.
He said Labor’s decision to not facilitate carbon, capture and storage technologies threatens Australia’s opportunity to meet its 2050 net zero target. Speaking after Mr Ueda to parliamentarians and business leaders, Mr Yamagami said Australia’s resources sector was the “bedrock” of its economic partnership with Japan and that Inpex would play a crucial role during the world’s transition towards net zero targets.
Inpex is Japan’s flagship exploration and production company, set-up in the 1960s as a state-owned company with a mandate to oversee the country’s energy security. The gas giant has been operating in Australia since 1986 and leads the Ichthys LNG project, underwriting capital investment valued over $60bn.
Mr Yamagami emphasised the important role that gas would play as an essential transition fuel and that Australian resources had played an integral role in helping to “keep Japanese homes warm” and allowed their industries to “flourish”.
“You only have to look at the vibrant streets of Japan’s never-sleeping capital. It’s hard to imagine the neon lights of Tokyo ever going out, but with Australia now supplying 70 per cent of coal, 60 per cent of iron ore, and 40 per cent of Japan’s gas imports, this is exactly what would happen if Australia stopped producing energy resources,” Mr Yamagami said.
Mr Yamagami said he was “confident” Australia would remain a trusted and stable energy exporter going forward but called for pragmatism in the process towards decarbonisation.
Speaking in the Senate, Trade Minister Don Farrell brushed-off the warnings raised by Mr Ueda and said the government’s policies would have “zero impact on our relations” with Japan.
“It won’t have any impact on our international reputation or our reliability or stability as a supplier of among other things gas,” Senator Farrell said. “We’re a democracy, just like Japan. And companies in Japan can express points of view that don’t always agree with the government of the day.” The comments follow mining giant Glencore telling The Australian there were now risks to doing business in Australia, with chief executive Gary Nagle saying an array of government interventions and tax rises have led to the nation falling behind Canada as the world’s top investment destination for commodity producers.
The president of the Japanese gas giant says foreign investment could dry up if the government continues to ‘move the goalposts’.
The president of the Japanese gas giant says foreign investment could dry up if the government continues to ‘move the goalposts’.
Opposition foreign affairs spokesman Simon Birmingham said it was “astounding” that Senator Farrell had sought to “sweep it away and suggest that there was no consequence to these remarks”. “This is the biggest Japanese investor into Australia and they are saying that there is a real consequence and so Don Farrell, Anthony Albanese of its entire Labor government really should heed the message and take the wake-up call delivered,” Senator Birmingham told the ABC. With new domestic gas market reforms coming into force on Thursday, designed to lock-in supply for households and businesses, Ms King said “protections for long-term contracts with international trading partners” has been included. Ms King said the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism reforms give the government “more flexibility to use the mechanism, if needed, in the event of a material forecast shortfall in domestic gas supplies”. “But the changes also strengthen protections for international investors with long-term contracts with key export markets such as Japan, South Korea, and Malaysia,” Ms King said.
Backing in Mr Ueda, Mr Yamagami said Inpex was “forging the path ahead by proactively engaging in energy structure reform while also ensuring the stable development and supply of energy.” “The energy and resources sector is the bedrock of the Japan-Australia economic partnership, and Inpex have been laying the foundations for investment for four decades,” he said.
“As we look towards the next four, the role of Inpex will only become more crucial, as Japanese investment continues to support Australia, Japan and the world through a smooth energy transition, while ensuring the security and prosperity of generations to come.”

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 30, 2023 5:54 pm

Casimir is proven negative energy.

No it isn’t. It’s the true ZPE. Vacuum is above theoretical ZPE because of the Heisenberg virtual pairs, so Casimir plates are just removing some of those to get closer to the actual ZPE. It’s like absolute zero: you can only approach it but you can never quite get there.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 30, 2023 5:55 pm

You can have big trees on big blocks. I’ve got 5 trees around my estate ( which some might describe as a detached townhouse) all of which are medium at best and don’t really have any real full sun garden beds, which isn’t really an issue in Perf anyway. Councils would be better advised to concentrate on planting and maintaining decent street and parkland trees ie stick to their lane.

rosie
rosie
March 30, 2023 5:56 pm

There have apparently been some good results with mRna treatment in cancer trials.
Couple of family members living/ dying with cancer atm.
One is now at maintenance stage, was supposed to die nine months ago, but the tumour stopped growing of its own volition, still terminal, every day a bonus.
The other has been battling for three years, hit stage four, facing regular chemo for rest of life.
Both would leap at an mRna solution.
I think Calli mentioned her BIL got a decent few years extension from his mRna cancer treatment.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 30, 2023 5:58 pm

‘Distressing’: Trans woman barred from changing gender on marriage certificate

Just tell it to remarry its significant other again. That way both its can be suitably pronounded on the second certificate.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 30, 2023 5:58 pm

Unfortunately, the investment climate in Australia appears to be deteriorating. In Japan we say, ‘don’t cheat at rock, paper, scissors’. This translates to “don’t move the goalposts after the game has started.”

BINGO. Would any Liar PhD staffer even have a clue?

rosie
rosie
March 30, 2023 5:59 pm

Good to see at state and federal level our governments are singing from the same destroy Australia one kilowatt at a time song book.

will
will
March 30, 2023 6:02 pm

The Britnee saga continues, episode 195:

The Australian Federal Police is refusing to hand over the full brief of evidence in the investigation of Brittany Higgins’ rape allegation to a powerful inquiry investigating police conduct.
A former judge leading the inquiry, Walter Sofronoff KC, detailed the roadblocks the inquiry was running into at a preliminary hearing today where the AFP is represented.
In an extraordinary revelation, the inquiry heard there may also be a police recording of a phone call between barrister Steve Whybrow and AFP Detective Scott Moller.
Mr Whybrow is the barrister for Bruce Lehrmann, the man previously charged in relation to the matter.
A single charge of sex without consent against Mr Lehrmann was dropped by the ACT Department of Prosecutions in December after the first trial collapsed as a result of juror misconduct.
Mr Lehrmann pleaded not guilty to the charge and has strongly denied the allegation since he was charged in August 2021.
While the AFP welcomed the inquiry and has agreed to co-operate, it has raised a number of concerns over providing some documents.
For example, it has told the inquiry that a full brief of evidence includes a large volume of unedited video and phone records that exceeds 100,000 pages.
The police have told the inquiry it would take a long time to “review the material”.
“Did anyone explain why they are reviewing it rather than handing it over?” Mr Sofronoff said.
In a statement provided following the hearing, the AFP denied it was refusing to hand over the brief, suggesting this claim was “false” before outlining why it had not handed the document over.
“The Board of Inquiry requested the AFP produce the full Brief of Evidence, and it was produced on 27 March 2023 to the extent permissible by law,” an AFP spokesperson said.
“There are statutory provisions preventing the production of certain material, including under the Telecommunications Interception Act 1979 (Cth), the Evidence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1991 (ACT) and the Crimes Act 1900 (ACT).
“As discussed at the Directions Hearing on 30 March, the AFP is proactively producing material to assist the Board of Inquiry with its important work.”
Mr Sofronoff also mentioned — twice — during the hearing about items to be produced in relation to the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979.
he reference could suggest that phone taps may have been involved in the investigation, however there was no further information provided over whether this was the case or who may have been targeted.
The laws set out when eligible Australian law enforcement and security agencies are permitted to obtain warrants to intercept communications, obtain warrants to access stored communications, and authorise the disclosure of data.
Senior counsel assisting Erin Longbottom KC detailed a long list of subpoenas the AFP is resisting or has delayed production of documents.
However, Mr Sofronoff also noted several police officers involved in the investigation “have been very helpful”.
“There is a magnitude of work you are being asked to undertake,” Ms Longbottom said.
“It is critical that we have the timely production of documents. To date there have been issues with the timely production of documents.”
The ACT government announced the probe into the prosecution last year, stressing it would not be about recontesting Ms Higgins’ rape allegation but the conduct of criminal justice agencies.
“It is important to remember that this will not be a retrial of the case, it will focus on whether the criminal justice officials involved performed their duties with appropriate rigour, impartiality, and independence,” ACT Attorney-General Shane Rattenbury said.
The probe will now consider whether or not the AFP, the DPP and the ACT Victims of Crime Commissioner acted in breach of their duties during the investigation.
The inquiry was sparked by ACT Director of Public Prosecutions Shane Drumgold’s claim in a letter to the AFP that police had “clearly aligned with the successful defence of this matter rather than its prosecution”.
However, the circumstances of the release of the letter under freedom of information laws will also be probed by the inquiry and a subpoena has been issued to the ACT Information Commissioner to examine the processes that resulted in the letter being released.
The inquiry, with the powers of a royal commission, will hold public hearings later this month and publish relevant documents on the inquiry website.
Ms Longbottom is the Queensland barrister who recently appeared in the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide.
The junior counsel assisting is Joshua Jones, who was counsel assisting in the DNA inquiry led by Mr Sofronoff.
In his bombshell letter that led to the inquiry, Mr Drumgold wrote to ACT police chief Neil Gaughan after the collapse of the trial outlining a number of serious concerns.
“There has now been over one-and-a-half years of consistent and inappropriate interference by investigators, firstly directed towards my independence with a very clear campaign to pressure me to agree with the investigators’ desire not to charge, then during the conduct of this trial itself, and finally attempting to influence any decision on a retrial,” Mr Drumgold said.
“Then when charges resulted, the [investigators’] interests have clearly aligned with the successful defence of this matter rather than its prosecution.”
Mr Gaughan has previously backed public inquiry into the trial of Mr Lehrmann that extends to the conduct of the prosecutor, the police and “the allegation of contempt” over Ms Higgins’ speech outside court at the conclusion of the trial.
Earlier this year, it emerged Mr Lehrmann lodged a formal complaint of professional misconduct targeting Mr Drumgold with the ACT Bar Association.
The allegations are contained in a leaked letter that was sent to the ACT Bar Association on December 9, that is likely to be captured by the subpoenas issued to date and referred to the inquiry.
“By doing so, he is bringing into disrepute his own office, the fine work and reputation of the Australian Federal Police and your members,” Mr Lehrmann wrote.
“His public behaviour continues to smear my name and the presumption of innocence that is a cornerstone of our justice system and that demands him to uphold. I am innocent of the charge pursued against me by The Director. I have always, strongly maintained my innocence.”
ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Attorney-General Rattenbury said the inquiry had been devised to “bring sunlight” to allegations raised.
The terms of reference include:
— Whether any police officers failed to act in accordance with their duties or acted in breach of their duties in their conduct of the investigation of the allegations of Ms Brittany Higgins concerning Mr Bruce Lehrmann.
— It will also examine their dealings with the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to his duty to decide whether to commence, to continue and to discontinue criminal proceedings against Mr Lehrmann in relation to those allegations.
— Police dealings with the legal representatives for Mr Lehrmann before, during or after the trial in the matter of R v Lehrmann; in their provision of information to any persons in relation to the matter of R v Lehrmann.
— If any police officers so acted, their reasons and motives for their actions.
— Whether the Director of Public Prosecutions failed to act in accordance with his duties or acted in breach of his duties in making his decisions to commence, to continue and to discontinue criminal proceedings against Mr Lehrmann.
— If the Director of Public Prosecutions so acted, his reasons and motives for his actions.
— The circumstances around, and decisions which led to the public release of the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions’ letter to the Chief Police Officer of ACT Policing dated 1 November 2022.
— Whether the Victims of Crime Commissioner acted in accordance with the relevant statutory framework in terms of support provided to the complainant in the matter of R v Lehrmann.
— Any matter reasonably incidental to any of the above matters.
The inquiry is also likely to consider claims that police sent prohibited material including Ms Higgins’ confidential counselling notes to the accused’s original lawyers.
Mr Gaughan outlined his own concerns in a leaked internal email that complained Mr Drumgold released private correspondence to a journalist under freedom of information laws without consulting police.
During the hearing, a lawyer acting for Mr Drumgold suggested that he might claim legal professional privilege over some documents.
“When am I going to know if your client refuses to produce a document or I should say declined to produce a document?” Mr Sofronoff asked.
A lawyer acting for Mr Drumgold said he may be prepared to consider waiving of privilege.
“Well, when is he going to consider it?” Mr Sofronoff said.
The inquiry heard the DPP’s office had already handed over 137,000 pages of documents.
Kate Richardson SC, the barrister acting for the AFP, said a document had been provided outlining the time frame that the AFP was working towards to hand over outstanding documents.

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 6:03 pm

No it isn’t. It’s the true ZPE. Vacuum is above theoretical ZPE because of the Heisenberg virtual pairs, so Casimir plates are just removing some of those to get closer to the actual ZPE. It’s like absolute zero: you can only approach it but you can never quite get there.

Actually I remember reading (its on my old computer) there is a way of making matter go below absolute zero, like borrowing energy, but it requires energy to do it by stabilising microscopic/quantum matter with lasers then making Cooper pairs (?) with strong magnetism.

https://phys.org/news/2013-01-gas-temperature-absolute.html

To turn such a system upside down in the real world, the physicists started by chilling a quantum gas made up of potassium atoms to near absolute zero. They used lasers and magnetic fields to force the atoms into a lattice pattern. At temperatures above absolute zero, the atoms naturally want to repel one another, keeping the system stable. But by adjusting the lasers and magnetic field, the researchers were able to force the atoms to attract one another, essentially, turning the system on its head. At positive temperatures, they note, such a system would quite naturally be unstable – to force it to be stable, the team also adjusted the lasers that held the atoms trapped in place. Doing so, they report, resulted in the gas transitioning to a temperature below absolute zero.

https://www.nature.com/articles/nature.2013.12146

Quantum gas goes below absolute zero

Zeeya Merali

Nature (2013)

Ultracold atoms pave way for negative-Kelvin materials.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 6:04 pm

This is not a personal criticism of you, Dot, but AFAIK, it’s all whiteboard theory, plonked together because.. well.. you know.. who knows.. notoriety, publications, invites to all the cool parties, some leg-over potential for lonely theoretical physicists with suboptimal conversational skills.

lol, Gilas. Beautifully put. Hairy, who has had some personal acquaintance with the views and researches of ambitious theoretical physicists, regards some of them as doing little more than engaging in finger painting in well-rewarded and pleasantly-sheltered workshops. He may be quite wrong, of course, with such hard workers being at the absolutely forefront of all knowledge, but he is usually not wrong. So I tend to scroll deep physics on a blog. It does save time and intellectual energy. But some enjoy it and it does give a whiff of comprehension of very superior stuff to a blog.
Like special wallpaper and matching cushions.

Robert Sewell
March 30, 2023 6:05 pm

Calli:

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

Now that was funny!
I gave you 11 upticks – one for each foot, plus a tip.

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 6:05 pm

The Australian Federal Police is refusing to hand over the full brief of evidence in the investigation of Brittany Higgins’ rape allegation to a powerful inquiry investigating police conduct.

Err…

Isn’t that illegal?

(Awkward “Apple Kid” music from EarthBound begins to play…)

local oaf
March 30, 2023 6:05 pm

johanna says:
March 30, 2023 at 4:11 pm

I was upset about losing all my Anne books and my How and Why Wonder books and so on.

How and Why Wonder books online, downloadable I think. 🙂

https://archive.org/details/HowAndWhySeries/10.how-why-human-body/

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 6:07 pm

lol, Gilas. Beautifully put. Hairy, who has had some personal acquaintance with the views and researches of ambitious theoretical physicists, regards some of them as doing little more than engaging in finger painting in well-rewarded and pleasantly-sheltered workshops.

Except cohenite and me are linking to empirical research 9 times out of 10.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 30, 2023 6:09 pm

The Britnee saga continues, episode 195:

Not even the end of the beginning. Still plenty of time to get you popcorn.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 30, 2023 6:10 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.

Aye Cassie. You’ve won the interwebs for today.

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 6:10 pm

There have apparently been some good results with mRna treatment in cancer trials.
Couple of family members living/ dying with cancer atm.

Yes. My late brother in law got another 18 months of life from the experimental treatment, now becoming more widely used. At the time he was part of a study group.

It was carefully targeted at the cancer which was running rampant through his body.

rosie
rosie
March 30, 2023 6:12 pm

I’m on 1300 square metres.
Plenty of room for (deciduous) trees, which I value highly both aesthetically and for the microclimate advantages.
Much cooler in summer than the tightly spaced town houses next door that need air-conditioning to maintain any level of comfort.
We manage very well with ceiling fans, even on the hottest days.

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 6:12 pm

Latham has deleted his tweet and Hanson has thrown him under the bus.

The love that dare not speak its name indeed.

Dot
Dot
March 30, 2023 6:14 pm

Some committed gay guys simply don’t abide by the unmentionable B-52s classic about reckless driving.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 6:14 pm

Hairy is not feeling too well right now. He’s resting up, shock I think. His routine eye test this morning showed he had a rip in one of his retinas, so he was trundled straight to his ophthalmologist, who operated immediately with a laser beam. He drove home, which upset me, as he should have taken a taxi. A ripped retina can detach unless it is promptly treated.

You never know when something is going to strike right out of the blue.
Best to keep your regular checks up as you age, Cats.

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 6:17 pm

And…if Covid “experts” weren’t bad enough, now we have Interest Rate “Experts”.

A proposal from AnAl government (am I allowed to type anal?) is to remove the setting of rates from the RBA and give it to a panel.

That’ll work like a charm.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 30, 2023 6:20 pm

Calli all over it. Daily Telegraph:

One Nation Leader Pauline Hanson has slammed her party’s NSW leader Mark Latham over “disgusting” comments on social media.

Ms Hansen called on Mr Latham to apologise for a homophobic tweet directed at Sydney MP and gay-rights campaigner Alex Greenwich sent on Thursday morning.

“Disgusting? How does that compare with sticking your d***k up a bloke’s a*** and covering it with s**t?” Mr Latham said in the tweet, which has since been deleted.

In a video statement, Ms Hansen said that neither she or her party condoned the comments.

“I think they are disgusting. I’ve actually tried ring Mark a couple of times, to no avail,” she said.

Ms Hansen called on Mr Latham to apologise.

Labor’s Upper House leader Penny Sharpe also condemned the tweet, calling on Mr Latham to apologise immediately.

“I was physically sickened by that tweet,” Ms Sharpe said.

“Homophobia is always unacceptable and there is never an excuse. Mr Latham should apologise to Alex Greenwich immediately.”

Mr Latham was also criticised by Equality Australia for his comments.

“They were disgusting comments unbecoming of a member of parliament, he should apologise and retract those comments,” Equality Australia legal director Ghassan Kassisieh said.

“The best way for parliament to respond is to now get on with the job of removing discrimination against LGBTI people in our laws.”

Mr Latham was responding to Mr Greenwich calling him a “disgusting human being,” after violence erupted outside a church in Belfield last week where Mr Latham was speaking.

The tweet was one of a series of posts from Mr Latham about the incident.

In one tweet, Mr Latham took aim at “Alphabet freaks and weirdos seeking to blockade a suburban church, break crucifixes and burn them were looking for trouble”.

The violence — in which a police officer was taken to hospital after being attacked — was sparked as protesters disrupted a forum hosted by state MP Mark Latham on parental rights and religious freedom.

A spokesman for the parish said the violence appeared to start after the group protesting Mr Latham’s views on transgender rights allegedly broke a crucifix.

Asked about Mr Latham’s tweet, Mr Greenwich said: “I understand this tweet has been taken down, and I don’t intend to engage with the matter further”.

“My focus in the parliament will be working with the majority of members who support the LGBTQ community to progress important reforms.”

Mr Latham did not respond to a request for comment.

It comes after The Australian reported that Mr Latham is due to face court next month after the MP was detected using his phone while driving.

In another tweet on Thursday, Mr Latham said President Barack Obama was “the ultimate whore” for charging up to $900 for tickets to a speaking tour. (golf clap)

FMD

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 30, 2023 6:22 pm

Hairy is not feeling too well right now. He’s resting up, shock I think

Pass on all good wishes, for a full recovery, please, LizzieB.

cohenite
March 30, 2023 6:25 pm

Bruce of Newcastlesays:
March 30, 2023 at 5:54 pm
Casimir is proven negative energy.

No it isn’t.

Isn’t it the case that Casimir is negative density which explains the negative pressure between the surfaces. That is the Casimir is not negative relative to the surrounding space, which is the usual criticism, but the space separate from the surrounding space.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 30, 2023 6:26 pm

On matters trees, the developers opposite (a corporatised entity of the State government as it turns out) were required to shift some shitty exotic tree, presumably following the mandatory flora report, which has barely grown in the 10years since the 5 hectare site was carved up. The council haven’t planted anything or maintained the shitty jacarandas (sorry Groogs) and acacias now suckering through garden beds planted by a (poor) landscape architect and handed over at no cost to the council.

Put your own house in order and then worry about what I do on my land.

Anchor What
Anchor What
March 30, 2023 6:27 pm

Laser beam therapy for a detaching retina is somewhat disorienting, Lizzie.
Been there, done that.
Drove home afterwards because that’s what men do. Particularly if their spouse is absent at the time.
It didn’t fix the problem, however.
You can email me for the full story, which is from some time ago, but my specialist was thrilled with the case.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 6:30 pm

I’ve persuaded him it’s inadvisable to go to the gym today, which upsets his routine.

Eyes come first, I say quietly. He agrees. Quietly.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 6:33 pm

I’ll see how he goes first, Anchor, but why not let everyone know briefly your experience of it?
It’s a fairly common thing apparently – age is the main aetiological factor. lol.

Anchor What
Anchor What
March 30, 2023 6:33 pm

Hanson gets points for being a stayer, but without Latham on the NSW racecourse she’ll be on a downhill run to irrelevance when the media start to carve her up over it. It’s only a matter of time until they put up the shrouds and call the vet.

johanna
johanna
March 30, 2023 6:34 pm

How and Why Wonder books online, downloadable I think. ?

Thanks, oaf,

rosie
rosie
March 30, 2023 6:35 pm

Correct re suspicious transactions, known as structuring.
They have an obligation to ask.

Anchor What
Anchor What
March 30, 2023 6:35 pm

Thanks Lizzie, love you, but I’m a bit shy of putting it all out there at the moment.

Cassie of Sydney
March 30, 2023 6:36 pm

“Latham has deleted his tweet and Hanson has thrown him under the bus.”

James Ashby, her chief of staff, is gay. I suspect that’s why.

So why didn’t Pauline slam Greenwich and ask that he apologise for his nasty tweet? Greenwich started it, calling Latham “disgusting”.

Meanwhile, in the real world, ordinary Australians are struggling to pay their power bills, to buy bread, to care for their families yet we’re being dictated to by an unholy cabal of LGBTQI+ filth (and filth they are). It all makes me feel sick. As I said above, they have deliberately weaponised our tolerance and compassion and they’re using it to bludgeon us.

Cassie of Sydney
March 30, 2023 6:37 pm

Lizzie, hope Hairy is okay.

Lysander
Lysander
March 30, 2023 6:39 pm

“Latham expected to now take a D… before every Parlie sitting” (h/t Lysander) 😛

Gilas
Gilas
March 30, 2023 6:43 pm

Dot says:
March 30, 2023 at 6:07 pm

Except cohenite and me are linking to empirical research 9 times out of 10.

What empirical research showed the correctness of their claim about the 10 Universes mass? Or the achievement of C+delta speed, let alone 10C?
It’s all theoretical, just like String Theory, and just as devoid of real, tangible evidence.
All paper, HDD-based, maybe even USB thumb-drive based “evidence”.

Example.. from Dot’s link at 18:03:
At positive temperatures, such a reversal would be unstable and the atoms would collapse inwards. But the team also adjusted the trapping laser field to make it more energetically favourable for the atoms to stick in their positions. This result, described today in Science, marks the gas’s transition from just above absolute zero to a few billionths of a Kelvin below absolute zero.
and
“as though you can stand a pyramid on its head and not worry about it toppling over,”
and
Another peculiarity of the sub-absolute-zero gas is that it mimics ‘dark energy’

Yep, all language to show this is all hunky-dory-kosher, no hyperbole at all!
No massaging of the message for layman consumption in a previously respectable Journal, now to the left of Che.
And all in a single article from January 2013, not reproduced since.
A billionth of a degree… that is one damn fine thermometer.
Yep, empirical evidence one can hang their hat on.
These guys should have got a Nobel, that they didn’t is a travesty!
I am convinced.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 30, 2023 6:43 pm

Now they are no longer being pruned for overhead power lines, Queensland box trees reaching for the sky. Which is bad news for people in bare feet and double pluggers.

JC
JC
March 30, 2023 6:45 pm

Except cohenite and me are linking to empirical research 9 times out of 10.

Dot, get serious. The only “empirical research” Cronkite does is looking around the web for trannies he refers to as cute owls’. Please.

Cassie of Sydney
March 30, 2023 6:47 pm

Latham is no homophobe. I bet he voted yes to SSM in 2017. I think he just can’t stand this whole LGBTQI+ industry, promoted by the likes of Greenwich.

You now, I feel as though I’m in a bus that’s gone over a steep cliff, and I’m sitting in this bus, screaming, shouting, crying, knowing it’s too late to save the bus and everyone on it, and the bus is gliding through the air, about to crash. This bus represents the state of the West now.

rosie
rosie
March 30, 2023 6:50 pm

It’s good that Latham’s comments were repeated in msm, lots of people don’t bother with twitter but I think his response to You’re disgusting with, no you’re disgusting will resonate with many ordinary Australians.
Didn’t know St Michaels in Belfield was an ad orientum parish with both English and Latin mass.
No wonder the ‘community’ is so outraged with trad Catholics.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 30, 2023 6:51 pm

Isn’t it the case that Casimir is negative density which explains the negative pressure between the surfaces.

Cohenite it is only negative pressure relative to the vacuum outside the plates. A true vacuum would have no quantum virtual pairs in it. The vacuum between the plates approaches this vacuum so is lower pressure than the vacuum outside the plates.

All you are seeing is a higher pressure pushing on a lower pressure. The lower pressure bit is the lower energy state. But even it isn’t the zero energy state because that only occurs when the spacing between the plates is zero. Which is impossible. 😀

JC
JC
March 30, 2023 6:58 pm

A pal told me a story about a very rich aussie dude who somehow either lost his dog or if was stolen recently. The guy offered a reward of 10K but that didn’t work. He then hired a private investigator that cost him $75,000 and this was unsuccessful.

Gilas
Gilas
March 30, 2023 6:59 pm

calli says:
March 30, 2023 at 6:10 pm

Yes. My late brother in law got another 18 months of life from the experimental treatment, now becoming more widely used. At the time he was part of a study group.

It was carefully targeted at the cancer which was running rampant through his body.

It shouldn’t need elaboration, but there’s a massive difference in the risk benefit algorithm of using experimental mRNA-anything in someone with metastatic cancer vs doing it in someone with a potentially bad cold.

Especially when compared to what was routine treatment as little as 10-15 years ago ie. combinations of lethal poisons carefully dosed to kill cancer just preferentially to their human host.

cohenite
March 30, 2023 7:00 pm

The only “empirical research” Cronkite does is looking around the web for trannies he refers to as cute owls’. Please.

By popular demand, cute owls.

JC
JC
March 30, 2023 7:02 pm

Stop! Just stop it!!

Crossie
Crossie
March 30, 2023 7:03 pm

Rabz says:
March 30, 2023 at 3:02 pm
Latham 1 Greenwich 0
Blot outrageously outraged (again).

Right on cue.

rosie
rosie
March 30, 2023 7:05 pm

I know trans ‘women’ hate TERFs, esp if they are sex refusing lesbians but do they have a special name for gay men who refuse to have sex with trans ‘men’*?
There seems to be a major rift in the LGBT world and it’s likely, unfixable.
Perpetually angry with destroyed bodies, lost ability to reproduce, lost ability to fully enjoy sexual relationships, a life time of hormones and physical and mental health issues and a vanishingly small pool of potential partners, not likely to be anything else but angry.
Seems only a few trans people are attracted to other trans people; most seem to want relationships with gays, lesbians or normies who mainly reject them, simply because they are not attracted to them.
Not something most people have any control over.
* saw this discussed on twitter, gay men were pretty adamant about voting no.

Indolent
Indolent
March 30, 2023 7:06 pm

UN passes landmark resolution for climate justice

The resolution calls on the ICJ to lay out nations’ obligations for protecting Earth’s climate, and the legal consequences they face if they don’t.

Whatever happened to national sovereignty?

Frank
Frank
March 30, 2023 7:07 pm

In another tweet on Thursday, Mr Latham said President Barack Obama was “the ultimate whore” for charging up to $900 for tickets to a speaking tour.

Two points spring to mind. At $900 it appears that the bloom is well and truly off the Obamas, the Clintons were raking in heaps more than that for their speaking engagements. What sad freaks would pay $900 let alone turn up to listen to jug ears waffle on.

rickw
rickw
March 30, 2023 7:07 pm

The Australian Federal Police is refusing to hand over the full brief of evidence in the investigation of Brittany Higgins’ rape allegation to a powerful inquiry investigating police conduct.

Strange how all the Bureaucrats and Government employees suddenly think that they are above the law, and are no longer answerable to senators.

It’s almost universal in the west.

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
March 30, 2023 7:07 pm

I do hope Mark Latham is OK, does he have family support and close friends?

rosie
rosie
March 30, 2023 7:07 pm

That’s the point isn’t it?
Why dismiss mRna treatment for cancer out of hand because vaxxbad?

rickw
rickw
March 30, 2023 7:11 pm

Stop! Just stop it!!

That cute owl was one of the better ones!

Indolent
Indolent
March 30, 2023 7:12 pm
thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 30, 2023 7:14 pm

JCsays:
March 30, 2023 at 7:02 pm
Stop! Just stop it!!

A palate cleanser for you JC.
I am a river to my people.

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 7:15 pm

there’s a massive difference in the risk benefit algorithm

Yes Gilas. We were all well aware of the experimental nature of the treatment. He opted for it because every other avenue was closed.

He is gone now, but he had a little more time with his wife and boys and every moment of that was precious. It has been almost two years since he left us and left a hole to big to fill. And, providentially, his funeral fell between two periods of lockdown and before the stupid masks became mandatory.

None of us got dopey Covid at the funeral either, even though the place was packed as well as the suburban street outside the church. He was loved very much by family friends and colleagues.

rosie
rosie
March 30, 2023 7:17 pm

What sad freaks would pay $900 let alone turn up to listen to jug ears waffle on.

Exactly.
Obama is supposedly going to net a million dollars from this tour.
I hope the ATO get in for their cut before he goes.
Both he and Michelle must be pretty fit to be able to climb the bridge over 1200 steps.
Always laugh at those preposterous claims that Michelle is a man.

Do people not look at her hips? All woman.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 30, 2023 7:18 pm

What sad freaks would pay $900 let alone turn up to listen to jug ears waffle on.

Corporates trying to spend this years ESG budget. I expect you could count the number of people putting their hand in their own pocket on one hand. Much like an AFR subscription.

rickw
rickw
March 30, 2023 7:20 pm

Do people not look at her hips? All woman.

Where’s the forearm kink to go around those supposed hips?

Crossie
Crossie
March 30, 2023 7:20 pm

johanna says:
March 30, 2023 at 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.

They also declared La Niña over and they here she is still frolicking over most of the continent.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 30, 2023 7:20 pm

Do people not look at her hips? All woman.

Do people not look at her hips? All Wookie.

cohenite
March 30, 2023 7:21 pm

Do people not look at her hips? All woman.

Padding.

rosie
rosie
March 30, 2023 7:22 pm

I’m waiting for the ipod to be released.

Rabz
March 30, 2023 7:23 pm

FFS, is there a more shameless hypocritical grifter in Australian politics than the Beetrooter??

Just STFU, you tiresome tomato faced twat.

Gilas
Gilas
March 30, 2023 7:24 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:
March 30, 2023 at 6:14 pm

Hairy is not feeling too well right now. He’s resting up, shock I think. His routine eye test this morning showed he had a rip in one of his retinas..

Sorry to read this.
Impact or deceleration injury are the usual causes, type-2 diabetes more rarely.
Ongoing care depends on the cause.. Avoiding a repeat is, of course, essential.
Best wishes.

Crossie
Crossie
March 30, 2023 7:24 pm

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

Cassie, apparently neither do they since it must not be spoken of.

Vicki
Vicki
March 30, 2023 7:26 pm

Hairy is not feeling too well right now. He’s resting up, shock I think
Pass on all good wishes, for a full recovery, please, LizzieB.

And from us, too, Lizzie!!!!

Indolent
Indolent
March 30, 2023 7:27 pm
Indolent
Indolent
March 30, 2023 7:29 pm

We can clearly see what they’re doing to us in many different ways, but we seem incapable of stopping or even delaying it.

Major Australian bank to end cash withdrawals from its branches – as the end of paper notes looms

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 7:31 pm

Mr Hairy Beare is too young to be a rakish pirate. Take care and mend fast.

Crossie
Crossie
March 30, 2023 7:32 pm

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.

I went to see my GP this afternoon, I needed a new prescription for a couple of things. I wore my mask in the waiting room as the receptionists insisted but once I dot into the consulting room I took it off. The doctor kept his mask on but didn’t say anything about me taking off mine.

Rabz
March 30, 2023 7:33 pm

So Blot does go there. Sanctimonious outrage about a certain political personage turned up to eleventy.

Not even remotely surprising.

Cassie of Sydney
March 30, 2023 7:33 pm

“Corporates trying to spend this years ESG budget. I expect you could count the number of people putting their hand in their own pocket on one hand. Much like an AFR subscription.”

Correct.

rickw
rickw
March 30, 2023 7:33 pm

Woman and forearm kinks:

https://unsplash.com/photos/dBZGI08wVY8

Cassie of Sydney
March 30, 2023 7:34 pm

“So Blot does go there. Sanctimonious outrage about a certain political personage turned up to eleventy.

Not even remotely surprising.”

Right, then I take my words earlier. He really is a dickhead.

cohenite
March 30, 2023 7:34 pm

Bolta: Latham is a scumbag and drunk for calling Greenwich a poofta. Bolta has banned Latham for all time while suggesting Latham needs psychiatric help.

Get fu.ked bolt!

Crossie
Crossie
March 30, 2023 7:34 pm

Bolt having the vapours and declaring that Latham will never be welcome on Sky. And sadly Pauline is also having similar vapours. Spare me.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 30, 2023 7:35 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
March 30, 2023 at 6:34 pm
https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2023/03/australian-government-issues-medallion-certificate-to-mark-50-years-since-end-of-vietnam-war.html

Wonder if Numbers Bob got his?

If it is a public presentation, I somehow doubt that he will reject it from a Labor Minister.

Crossie
Crossie
March 30, 2023 7:37 pm

Cassie, yes Bolt is a dickhead and a snivelling idiot. It seems we must never fight back because it’s unseemly. We must lie down and have the steam roller flatten us.

Frank
Frank
March 30, 2023 7:39 pm

All Wookie.

More of a silverback IMHO.

Crossie
Crossie
March 30, 2023 7:42 pm

Doesn’t Bolt, and everyone who is scandalised by Latham’s remarks, realise that by reacting as they are they are proving that the homosexual act is not normal.

Funny how it’s OK to be described accurately in books in school libraries but adults can’t seem to handle it.

C.L.
C.L.
March 30, 2023 7:44 pm

As for Latham, he’s by far the best politician we have.

He’s almost as funny as Trump.

About a month ago, I visited his Twitter page where he’d posted an abusive tweet from a lefty called Bill Hunt taking issue with his educational advocacy. Latham dismissed him by saying he wasn’t going to listen to somebody with a typo in his own surname.

Also pretty funny is his series of “The new PVO” tweets today ridiculing Labor courtier Troy Bramston.

rosie
rosie
March 30, 2023 7:45 pm

Seems to me not offering a general teller service at every branch is simple cost cutting by ANZ.
I’m willing to bet they have a dedicated cash transaction only teller at their Box Hill branch.
I know CBA does.

C.L.
C.L.
March 30, 2023 7:49 pm

Que?

Pauline Hanson calls on Mark Latham to apologise for ‘disgusting’ homophobic tweet.

Sickened, Penny? Mmm…

The One Nation leader, Pauline Hanson, has called on Mark Latham to apologise for comments about the sexuality of fellow state MP Alex Greenwich that left the New South Wales environment minister, Penny Sharpe, “physically sickened”.

The Guardian, from its fainting couch:

Latham, the NSW One Nation leader, made the comments on Twitter on Thursday morning in response to an article in which Greenwich called Latham “a disgusting human being”. The article was about LGBTQ+ protesters being targeted outside an event Latham spoke at earlier this month.

In response, Latham said “disgusting?” and then went on to make gratuitous comments about a sexual act. Guardian Australia has chosen not to publish the full comment.

Frank
Frank
March 30, 2023 7:50 pm

Guardian Australia has chosen not to publish the full comment.

SOP. They never do.

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 30, 2023 7:51 pm

Bolt seems like controlled opposition. He gave himself away by his attitude to the Donald.

cohenite
March 30, 2023 7:52 pm

Now bolt and his panel outraged by demands for apologies from the left noting that you should never apologise to the left. FMD.

And greenwich introduced live birth abortion into NSW. He’s not a poofta, he’s a killer.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 30, 2023 7:53 pm

H B Bearsays:

March 30, 2023 at 1:31 pm

People are funny about books.

The other guilt factor with books is being told “you’ll love this” and taking too long to read it, or not reading it at all.
There is a borrowed 400 page tome on my bedside table which has been there for three months without much progress.

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 30, 2023 7:53 pm

I’m disappointed in Pauline- I thought she would show some solidarity.

Rafiki
Rafiki
March 30, 2023 7:54 pm

There are many other kinds of statements about a person that have far more serious consequences. In a university, an academic called a racist or a sexist can lead to the academic being shunned by colleagues and face career block.
Etc
Yet such statements are never deprecated, and it’s the target who is the problem.
Latham’s return insult to Greenwich is crude, but relatively minor.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 30, 2023 7:54 pm

Just STFU, you tiresome tomato faced twat.

The Beetrooter gives retail politics a bad name.

2dogs
2dogs
March 30, 2023 7:55 pm

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

It is not “dark matter” the Alcubierre drive requires, but “exotic matter”.

This is not known to exist. It is essentially unobtanium.

Rabz
March 30, 2023 7:55 pm

greenwich introduced live birth abortion into NSW

With the connivance of that foul Armenian witch, Beryl Gladyschlocklian and the rest of the stupid forking gliberals.

Of course, NSW voters didn’t hear about any of this until after the 2019 state election.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 30, 2023 7:56 pm

Everyone is in favour of homosexuality until it comes to the bolt and nuts.

Crossie
Crossie
March 30, 2023 7:56 pm

Mr Ueda said the energy policy environment in Australia “appears to be driven almost by ideology and domestic concerns” and warned of consequences of policies that will increase market opportunities for Russia and Iran.

Why would any country rely on our exports when we refuse to honour our contracts? And yes, Russia will do business with our erstwhile customers and get rich in the process while we get poorer.

Indolent
Indolent
March 30, 2023 7:57 pm

Bulldust, in other words. Believe it or not, this was in the Guardian.

Revealed: more than 90% of rainforest carbon offsets by biggest certifier are worthless, analysis shows

rosie
rosie
March 30, 2023 7:59 pm

My complaint to Telecommunications Ombudsman’s Office re telstra roaming was resolved very swiftly (and refunded).
No response yet from Qantas.
No doubt swamped.
I’m going to give them a couple more weeks, then escalate.

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 30, 2023 8:01 pm

greenwich introduced live birth abortion into NSW

With the connivance of that foul Armenian witch, Beryl Gladyschlocklian and the rest of the stupid forking gliberals.

Of course, NSW voters didn’t hear about any of this until after the 2019 state election.

Someone on the old Sinc blog warned us.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 8:01 pm

Thanks Lizzie, love you, but I’m a bit shy of putting it all out there at the moment.

Of course. Fully understand, and if you want generously to share something one-to-one with no risk of disclosure then Dover can give you my email for further chat. Just whatever you feel comfortable doing. Good to know that no matter what, you say all turned out well for you in the end. We felt like that when Hairy’s previous eyesight loss turned out not to be the big nasty of Giant Cell Arteritis which they thought at first it might have been.

Hairy has a review in six weeks’ time and the tear wasn’t too dramatic.

Eyesight is so precious and we can tend to take it so much for granted. Hearing too.

Rabz
March 30, 2023 8:01 pm

The only thing Latham is “guilty” of is stating the bleeding obvious.

Yes it was crude, yes it was over the top and yes, it was absolutely correct. But of course, it’s the last one that all the sanctimonious morons are screeching self righteously about.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 30, 2023 8:02 pm

Revealed: more than 90% of rainforest carbon offsets by biggest certifier are worthless, analysis shows

Yah.

World’s Biggest Seller of Carbon Offsets Accused of Being a Scam (25 Mar)

It’s fun that the biggest scam of all time, climate change, has bred lots of smaller scams.

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 30, 2023 8:03 pm

The US, or at least it’s government, is quite possibly the most evil actor in the world today, certainly in terms of outcomes.

yes it is and also the export of marxist attacks on society slavishly copied by the Australian left.

Rabz
March 30, 2023 8:04 pm

mUttley busy downticking peoples’ comments, I see.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 30, 2023 8:04 pm

I expect purchased carbon offsets will join gas in the saviour to part of the problem corner. Dem goalposts dey are on the move.

Crossie
Crossie
March 30, 2023 8:05 pm

Ms Hansen called on Mr Latham to apologise for a homophobic tweet directed at Sydney MP and gay-rights campaigner Alex Greenwich sent on Thursday morning.

It won’t do Pauline any good, the media and the left will still hate her and work to oust her.

Indolent
Indolent
March 30, 2023 8:05 pm

Richard Vobes interviews Darren Nesbit from the newspaper “The Light”.

The Truth Will Out

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 8:06 pm

My complaint to Telecommunications Ombudsman’s Office re telstra roaming was resolved very swiftly (and refunded).

My phone is Vodafone and Hairy’s is Telstra. I had no problems with Vodafone roaming, but Hairy was quite overcharged for his; he was on the phone making enquiries when we returned, not sure if there was any satisfactory resolution. He probably gave up.

As with many things in modern life, they get you with the process.

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 30, 2023 8:06 pm

The US, or at least it’s government, is quite possibly the most evil actor in the world today, certainly in terms of outcomes.

Don’t forget Iraq and Libya either

Rabz
March 30, 2023 8:07 pm

Lizzie, pass on my regards to the other half. Funnily enough, I’ve had my teeth, eyes and blood pressure checked recently. All fine. The last one I was particularly surprised about, given various recent personal tribulations.

C.L.
C.L.
March 30, 2023 8:07 pm

Both he and Michelle must be pretty fit to be able to climb the bridge over 1200 steps.

And they were given a dispensation from donning the mandatory high-viz jackets and tethers.

How embarrassing for Australia that even these left-wing royals were, like, ‘dude, we’re good – f-k off.’

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 8:08 pm

I have spent the arvo sorting my books into categories like a librarian and boxing them up ready for the new shelves to be constructed next week. It’s far more interesting than sorting a sock drawer.

So many books that would be good to dip into again. Some long forgotten, turning up like old friends.

Robert Sewell
March 30, 2023 8:12 pm

Mother Load:
Everyone was disturbed by Marks describing the mechanics of anal sex? Just wait until they read up on ‘Felching”.
Some things you think are so disgusting that no one could go there. But Gays do. And then they call out others for ‘poor taste’.
I cannot imagine a worse taste than that.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 30, 2023 8:13 pm

Jacques Bloch obituary
French resistance fighter who was wounded during the liberation of Guéret and later survived the Buchenwald death marches
Thursday March 30 2023, 12.01am BST, The Times

Jacques Bloch was 19 when he joined the French resistance, disguising himself as a farmer and using the pseudonym Jacques Binet. His responsibilities included helping to guide in Allied parachute drops for the Maquis in the Creuse region of central France. On June 8, 1944, two days after the D-Day landings in Normandy 300 miles to the north, he was part of a maquisard force that liberated the town of Guéret, driving out the German 22nd SS Panzer Division.

During the fighting Bloch was hit by machinegun fire. A surgeon declared that his arm needed amputating but the procedure was barely complete when German reinforcements arrived and retook Guéret. “I was in the soup, not in a state to be transported,” he told Le Monde. “The hospital promised to hide me, but I was reported by a militiaman and arrested.”

Spared summary execution, the prisoner was taken east to Montluçon, where he was interrogated by the Gestapo. After eight days his arm was seen by a military doctor, who protested at the condition of his wound. “I’m ashamed to be German,” the doctor declared, ordering nurses to treat him. His next destination was Moulins, where he was incarcerated in the castle of the dukes of Bourbon, which had been converted into a prison, using old socks to bandage his still-infected arm. He was then put on the penultimate transport out of the city to Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany.

Bloch described his arrival: “We were stripped naked and our hair was cut off. We were then completely immersed in a huge tank filled with Crésyl [an anti-lice disinfectant] . . . For eight months I never saw a piece of soap and I never changed my underwear.” He would not give up: “People who lost hope collapsed and disappeared within days.”

With Allied forces approaching in April 1945, the Germans used “death marches” to disperse the Buchenwald prisoners to other camps. Those who collapsed were shot. With no food, Bloch resorted to eating grass. Yet he and a comrade managed to escape, wandering through the fields until stumbling across American forces near Eisenberg. He now weighed less than 34kg (about five stone).

Jacques Gustave Bloch was born into a Jewish family in Paris in 1924, one of three children of Marc-André Bloch, a teacher who had served with the French artillery during the First World War, and his wife Germaine (née Ettinger). At the outbreak of war his father was remobilised but was captured in June 1940. He was released the following spring in a German act of clemency for First World War veterans but lost his teaching job for being Jewish. Two days later the family home was seized.

Arriving in Creuse in early 1942, they were supported by the historian Marc Bloch, his father’s cousin. Bloch Jr recalled a Jewish star appearing above his bed at school. Confident of the perpetrator’s identity, he drew a swastika on the other boy’s bed. He passed his baccalaureate in 1943 and applied to become a doctor but Jews were banned from studying medicine. Marc Bloch, who introduced father and son to the resistance, was killed by the Nazis in June 1944.

After the war Bloch returned to Paris. He was awarded the Resistance Medal by France in 1946 but otherwise received no official support. Giving up his plans to be a doctor, he studied law and became an administrative officer in the Senate, the upper house of the French parliament. He married in 1946 and had four children. The marriage was dissolved and in 1969 he married Josette.

Bloch returned to Buchenwald in 1995 for a Radio 4 programme about Jacques Lusseyran, his friend from the camp. Until 2017 he made an annual pilgrimage to Guéret to commemorate the town’s liberation. At his Paris apartment, he kept a tin box with “souvenirs” of captivity: a red cloth triangle bearing the letter F for his nationality; another with his prisoner number, 85235; and a dried flower from the death march.

johanna
johanna
March 30, 2023 8:14 pm

Cassie of Sydney says:
March 30, 2023 at 6:47 pm

Latham is no homophobe. I bet he voted yes to SSM in 2017. I think he just can’t stand this whole LGBTQI+ industry, promoted by the likes of Greenwich.

You now, I feel as though I’m in a bus that’s gone over a steep cliff, and I’m sitting in this bus, screaming, shouting, crying, knowing it’s too late to save the bus and everyone on it, and the bus is gliding through the air, about to crash. This bus represents the state of the West now.

The 1970s Magic Bus plus Feelz.

Your emotional state during either of the World Wars would have had you locked up.

Get a grip!

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 8:14 pm

Will pass on yr regards, Rabz.

I was a bit worried about yr blood pressure last Sat’dy nite in the political fray; glad serenity reigns now.

And thank you for opening your place so hospitably with its two big tellies so we could wander from the ABC to Fox and have a laugh at the difference.

Gilas
Gilas
March 30, 2023 8:21 pm

Just been having a geek around the Wayback Machine’s Catallaxyfiles records (thank you Calli!)..
I don’t know if it’s complete, but it’s megaparsecs better than that suppurating abortion of an “effort” at the NLA.

An incredibly nostalgic snapshot of the collective knowledge, intelligence, grammatical mastery and wit of the old commenters, many unfortunately gone or retired (Armadillo, Tel, Egg, Habib, Motelier, John Constantine and many, many others).
Most threads would be just as topical today.

As the WB seems to be slow, does anyone here know how to “scrape” this data for external storage, for easier perusal and retrieval? (assuming no copyright abusations..)

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 30, 2023 8:21 pm

Kurt Schlichter in rather good form.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
March 30, 2023 8:23 pm

Get a grip!

Cassie is a trouper who never gives up. Always alert. Her commentaries are outstanding.

Occasionally here she has to vent some anguish just as others do. Goes with the territory.

I hope that ‘grip’ is meant to encourage a stalwart; best taken that way.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 30, 2023 8:23 pm

https://rumble.com/v2ezkbk-dr-oosterhuis-and-michael-on-cafe-locked-out.html

Dr Tess Lawrie’s 5 minute reading of ‘It was not a mistake’ (re the COVID management campaign) is magnificent.

cohenite
March 30, 2023 8:27 pm

This is greenwich’s Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019.

S.11 says:
11 Care of person born after termination
(1) This section applies if a termination results in a person being born.
(2) Nothing in this Act prevents the medical practitioner who performed the termination,
or any other registered health practitioner present at the time the person is born, from
exercising any duty to provide the person with medical care and treatment that is—
(a) clinically safe, and
(b) appropriate to the person’s medical condition.
Note. See section 10(3), which provides that this Act does not limit a duty a registered health
practitioner has to comply with professional standards or guidelines. See also section 14,
which provides that the Secretary of the Ministry of Health may issue guidelines about the
performance of terminations at approved health facilities and requires registered health
practitioners performing terminations, or assisting in the performance of terminations, to act in
accordance with the guidelines.
(3) To avoid doubt, the duty owed by a registered health practitioner to provide medical
care and treatment to a person born as a result of a termination is no different than
the duty owed to provide medical care and treatment to a person born other than as a
result of a termination

SS3 was introduced at the behest of this mob:

SUBMISSION Right to Life NSW

Recommendation 4:
If not opposed as per Recommendation 1, the Bill ought to be amended to explicitly require
that any child born alive after an attempted abortion is given the same life-saving medical
treatment as would be given to any other child born alive at that stage of gestation.

I don’t know what has happened as a result.

rosie
rosie
March 30, 2023 8:28 pm

I think people get caught out with telstra international roaming because they don’t realise that zone 3 countries (which includes countries like Norway and Italy) are unlimited calls and sms only, no data at all. (zone 2 you get 1gb a day)
I think I got 8gb every 30 days with Windtre/Melita but made sure I switched to WiFi at my apartments (I always filter for wifi and a washing machine on airbnb) to nurse the allowance.

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 8:32 pm

Gilas, there are only captures of a few pages per Open Thread. It is very sparse but still yields plenty of historical comment.

JC
JC
March 30, 2023 8:34 pm

Gilas

Motelier is still around on Twitter as “Motelier”. Nice dude .

rosie
rosie
March 30, 2023 8:36 pm

Tel posts at CLs.

rosie
rosie
March 30, 2023 8:37 pm

Stackja is on twitter too.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 30, 2023 8:37 pm

Indolentsays:
March 30, 2023 at 7:57 pm
Bulldust, in other words. Believe it or not, this was in the Guardian.

Revealed: more than 90% of rainforest carbon offsets by biggest certifier are worthless, analysis shows

It took the Grauniad this long to work out that it is a scam? Talk about dumb, the Grauniad makes morons look brilliant.

Crossie
Crossie
March 30, 2023 8:37 pm

Oh, Gemma Tognini is so concerned about Latham that she is asking if he is alright and then in the next breath she would sack him if she were Pauline. Chris Kenny then offers that Mark must have been drunk when he tweeted. How about just having had enough from that spiteful Greenwich and firing back with both barrels?

Vicki
Vicki
March 30, 2023 8:38 pm

Re the general reaction to the Latham description:

These days people seem to want to sanitise life in their efforts to accept “diversity”. Latham’s response was brutal but technically correct.

cohenite
March 30, 2023 8:39 pm

Now kenny saying pauline should throw Latham out of the party with some panel bint opining that if Latham worked for her he would have been given his marching orders.

In the meantime thorpie is going nuts, liars are impugning female libs and jugears is busy betraying Australia to the chunks but Latham is out for describing the sex act of pooftas.

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 8:40 pm

And Kae was at CLs a couple of weeks ago too. And Ragu occasionally and Twostix also.

Robert Sewell
March 30, 2023 8:41 pm

Bored with Pepe le Pew.
Here’s an old favourite Gravatar – a fish playing with a seal.
Cute.
Whatever happened to Hovercards? You just put your pointer thingy over the picture and it automatically embiggened.

Cassie of Sydney
March 30, 2023 8:42 pm

“The 1970s Magic Bus plus Feelz.

Your emotional state during either of the World Wars would have had you locked up.

Get a grip!”

Oh eff off, I’ll write what I want. And actually, I wouldn’t have been locked up in World War II, I would have been put on a train to a camp and eliminated.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 30, 2023 8:42 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bearesays:
March 30, 2023 at 8:06 pm
My complaint to Telecommunications Ombudsman’s Office re telstra roaming was resolved very swiftly (and refunded).

My phone is Vodafone and Hairy’s is Telstra. I had no problems with Vodafone roaming, but Hairy was quite overcharged for his; he was on the phone making enquiries when we returned, not sure if there was any satisfactory resolution. He probably gave up.

As with many things in modern life, they get you with the process.

Reverse the process. Find the nearest Telstra shopfront, go in there and discuss the problem in a loud voice at a busy time of the day.

Cassie of Sydney
March 30, 2023 8:43 pm

I think I might give Sky a miss for a few days.

Crossie
Crossie
March 30, 2023 8:44 pm

I remember another commenter El Cid from Tim Blair’s blog and then the old Cat. Does anyone know where he is now?

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 30, 2023 8:44 pm

C.L.says:
March 30, 2023 at 8:07 pm
Both he and Michelle must be pretty fit to be able to climb the bridge over 1200 steps.

And they were given a dispensation from donning the mandatory high-viz jackets and tethers.

“Don’t you know who we are? “

Gilas
Gilas
March 30, 2023 8:44 pm

Motelier is still around on Twitter as “Motelier”. Nice dude .
Tel posts at CLs.
Stackja is on twitter too.

Yes, I noticed Tel posting some weeks ago.
Shame that they have absconded from their natural home.

WesternDecliner
March 30, 2023 8:45 pm

Latham stating the obvious, which is obviously not allowed by our lefty overlords.

Also nice to see some daylight showing up the scams behind carbon offsets. Fake begets more fake, to almost nobodies surprise

Roger
Roger
March 30, 2023 8:46 pm

Seems to me not offering a general teller service at every branch is simple cost cutting by ANZ. I’m willing to bet they have a dedicated cash transaction only teller at their Box Hill branch.

Would their customers be interrogated as to the reason for their deposits and withdrawals?

C.L.
C.L.
March 30, 2023 8:47 pm

I watched Kenny’s panel segment. Painful viewing.

Caleb Bond couldn’t “trunslate” King Charles’s German language speech but it was a real hoot that he was speaking in that tongue.

The King also speaks French and Welsh. Bond can’t even speak Australian properly.

After that hillbilly moment, all condemned Latham in extravagant terms.

Frank
Frank
March 30, 2023 8:49 pm

Latham’s mistake was to delete the tweet, it implies culpability.

Robert Sewell
March 30, 2023 8:52 pm

Vicki:

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

I don’t subscribe personally to the formidableness of self, Vicki, but I am certainly pissed off at being pushed around by people who think they can push me.
At the start of the COVID bullshit I had a bit of a personal revelation when a family member made a statement to another that “Now is not the time to play peacemaker – this is family problems and you stand by your family”.
Now I don’t budge and if someone wants to push, they get pushback.
Yes, there’s a price to pay but what is the cost of submission?

Robert Sewell
March 30, 2023 8:55 pm

Dot:

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

*Sigh* In the real world, that’s a valid point.

calli
calli
March 30, 2023 8:55 pm

It’s curious. All this stuff is ensconced in school curricula and minors are exposed to it as part of “health and development”.

Yet an adult describes the act and all the horses in the stable are panicking.

Everyone in the media has gone all doe eyed and twee. How very 2023.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 30, 2023 8:58 pm

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

No, the problem arises when you train your body to make spike proteins in large and unknown numbers – this exposure goes on much longer than in a natural infection, AND said proteins are expressed on the surface of your own cells, marking them as foreign

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

Yes, but again they are eliminated within days

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

certainly, everyone has been exposed to it, and the world is now split into 2 camps:

those who got vaxxed, and narrowly trained their own immune systems *before* seeing the real thing – they now suffer the ‘immune fixation’ problem where they prioritise producing antibodies to the old (now extinct) spke protein every time they encounter a new variant.

those who didnt get vaxxed until after seeing the real thing – they mounted a broad spectrum response to a multitude of proteins in the virus – thus gaining long term immunity and avoiding the immune fixation problem

Bar Beach Swimmer
March 30, 2023 8:59 pm

C.L., Kenny also reported that Obama thinks the world would be in a better place if women ran the place.

Is that blatant attempt to introduce the thought of Michelle announcing her candidacy for the Democrat presidential nomination?

(Perhaps a good enough reason for her looking especially p1ssed off since they landed in Australia.)

rickw
rickw
March 30, 2023 9:00 pm

I’m disappointed in Pauline- I thought she would show some solidarity.

I don’t care about solidarity. I care about reality. Latham is talking reality.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 30, 2023 9:01 pm

Another question for Dr Duk….Since when has a pandemic actually lasted more than four, let alone three years!?

They don’t, and this one didn’t either – it was never a ‘pandemic’ – as evidenced by the lack of bodies in the streets and the failure of all cause mortality to rise until 2022, when it was caused by the vax rollout, not infections.

P
P
March 30, 2023 9:01 pm

Geriatric Mayfly missed. I hope he is well. Not being very computer literate I wondered if he knew how to get back on to Catallaxy.

rosie
rosie
March 30, 2023 9:04 pm

Would their customers be interrogated as to the reason for their deposits and withdrawals?

That’s a difficult question, probably not if they were known local retailers.
Pure guess but I suspect austrac would have some sort of algorithm to check whether banks are reporting suspicious transactions and it might look a bit odd if a big cash branch wasn’t making any reports.
The other reason for questions re large cash withdrawals esp is to protect customers from scammers, eg itinerant roofers.

I certainly wouldn’t be giving a teller grief over questioning people over large cash transactions.

WesternDecliner
March 30, 2023 9:05 pm

Perhaps time for banks to commit to providing basic services or they can be taxed at a higher rate.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 30, 2023 9:05 pm

Here’s an old favourite Gravatar – a fish playing with a seal.

Biggerized for Cats.

My gravatar birdie is no longer around, he and his family left for parts unknown. That was a few years ago. I dunno why, but I have other butcherbirds. So there.

Tonight’s fun was young Miss Brushtail, about half an hour ago. She was hungry, and let me stroke her like a cat…a little. For some bread and a carrot! Too much caressing though was not on. We’re working out rulz.

Bar Beach Swimmer
March 30, 2023 9:08 pm

The King also speaks French and Welsh.

What is it that it’s fine to denigrate a person for a proficiency, just because we don’t like the position they hold. Does the media honestly think that the Queen, and now the King, didn’t have an education commensurate with the tasks required of their position? Apart from constitutional law and diplomacy, foreign languages such as German, French and Welsh would be top of the list for the heir apparent.

rickw
rickw
March 30, 2023 9:09 pm

mUttley busy downticking peoples’ comments, I see.

Still recovering from his trans mine accident, no legs or dick.

P
P
March 30, 2023 9:17 pm

Tel was one of the best contributors here. I miss him and I especially miss Armadillo who put a smile on my face many a time.

Robert Sewell
March 30, 2023 9:20 pm

Boambee John:

And Israel takes the “Samson Option”, scattering a couple of hundred warheads across the Middle East and Gulf?

Mad if they didn’t.
The Masada Option has been one of their cards for a long time, and while the leaders of the nations that want to harm them have bunkers and supplies to outlive it, their people don’t. They may have different ideas about ‘dying for the Glory of Allah’.

Cassie of Sydney
March 30, 2023 9:22 pm

Further to “getting a grip”, I put my hand up, I’m guilty of struggling to hold onto any kind of grip. We live in a society where the left and the MSM spruik the absurd notion that Kellie-Jay Keen and women such as myself, who don’t want biological males in our private spaces such as toilets and changerooms, who don’t biological males who simply identify as “women” be placed in female only prisons, who don’t want biological males who simply identify as “women” competing against females in supposedly female sport, well according to the MSM, according to Daniel Andrews, according to the feral left, we’re “far-right”, we’re “white supremacists”, we’re “Nazis”, we’re “Nazi adjacent”, and then of course, to ice the cake of demonisation, slurs and smears, we witness a scene out of a Mel Brooks’ musical when a group of Grampian Nazis conveniently appear at the Let Women Speak in Melbourne and were ushered through by Victorian police.

I found it hard to get a grip when I was watching the footage of woman attempting to give a speech to a group of other women in an Auckland Park and a riot broke out, fuelled by the MSM and left, and this women was almost trampled in the violence. Her crime? She believes in the reality of biological sex and letting women speak.

When I was at Pell’s funeral, I found it hard to get a grip because I was trembling from the screams, shouts and screeches of the feral howling mob who were metres away, only held back by police because I can assure you of one thing, if the police had not been there, they would have invaded the cathedral.

And today we see Latham about to be lynched, his crime? For being crude, a tasteless tweet about anal intercourse but others do far worse and NEVER suffer any reputational consequences. Ahh…but those people are always of the left…silly me. Never mind that the sinister and very unsavoury Greenwich FIRST called Latham “disgusting”, but that’s okay. Again, all of this is being fuelled by the MSM.

Yeah I admit, I probably should get a grip but I can’t, I just can’t, because I’m living in a society that is slowly losing any grip on reality.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 30, 2023 9:23 pm

Robert S

The Masada Option has been one of their cards for a long time,

“Masada shall not fall again.”

Crossie
Crossie
March 30, 2023 9:25 pm

Wow! According to Paul Murray, Michelle Obama is inevitably on her way to the White House. But then again considering the election fraud in place in key states any Democrat candidate is inevitable.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 30, 2023 9:26 pm

The King also speaks French and Welsh.

And is half undressed?

Jellyfish – The King Is Half-Undressed (1990)

I should get Rabz to swap music vids. Jellyfish are out there in that wonderful atmosphere of obscure bands.

Bar Beach Swimmer
March 30, 2023 9:34 pm

On Latham, I haven’t read what he tweeted. But from the “news” reports suggested is that he was retaliating with “rarefied language” at a newspaper article by Alex Greenwich about his pre-election rally at that church in Belfield.

I don’t get it? Everything on the teev and elsewhere in the media on the gay “lifestyle”, which the annual Gay Mardi Gras promotes, has everyone, to use the language of the Freddie Mercury character in the movie, Bohemian Rhapsody, getting ‘absolutely sh1tfaced’ and ultimately submitting to all that entails. So why the prudish stance from Bolt to Pauline?

macbeth
macbeth
March 30, 2023 9:35 pm

Hi Lizzie and Tinta. I’m still here too, so DVA has fixed me up with new hearing aids, new glasses and rebuilt my broken front teeth. BP is also good.
Physio lady is very attractive. It would be nice to be eighty again.

shatterzzz
March 30, 2023 9:35 pm

Is Pauline losing the plot! .. can’t quite believe she fell for the leftie indignation over Mark Latham telling it like it is! .. bit simplistic and crude but reality .. “it’s true” .. you can put what he twitted into any diplomatic context you like and the end result( pun intended) is still the same ..
“Wot he wrote is what it is ..!”
Sadly, for Pauline, these days I think Mark has more presence with One Nation, especially in NSW, than she does and putting down her best draw card to favour of any opposition player is not going to enhance her standing with One Nation supporters …… !

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 30, 2023 9:38 pm

Robert Sewell
March 30, 2023 at 8:12 pm

Mother Load:
Everyone was disturbed by Marks describing the mechanics of anal sex? Just wait until they read up on ‘Felching”.

Damn!

It is like they have a giant poker machine in which the reels indicate every body orifice and every fluid, and they are just sitting there repeatedly pulling the handle to come up with improbable combinations.

And I assume ‘jackpot’ has something to do with masturbation and someone sitting on a hot plate with a can of soup emptied up their arse.

Robert Sewell
March 30, 2023 9:38 pm

Bruce O’Nuke:

March 30, 2023 at 5:58 pm
‘Distressing’: Trans woman barred from changing gender on marriage certificate

Just tell it to remarry its significant other again. That way both its can be suitably pronounded on the second certificate.

No, that’s not the point. He/she/it wants the rules changed to accommodate their wishes.
We must change to validate her/his fantasies. Otherwise we are mean and will break their hearts.
Emotional bloody blackmail and I’m sick of it.
We shouldn’t tolerate it in children, and we certainly shouldn’t tolerate it from adults.

Oh come on
Oh come on
March 30, 2023 9:40 pm

About 10am today Mr Latham replied to the tweet from March 22 with “Disgusting?” followed by a graphic and homophobic comment.

The ABC has chosen not to publish the full comment.

In response, Latham said “disgusting?” and then went on to make gratuitous comments about a sexual act. Guardian Australia has chosen not to publish the full comment.

Do we know what Latho called him?

It sounds like it was one word (pace the Guardian’s overwrought claim).

Was it a rude version of someone that engages in fellatio?

Bet it was.

Latho is funny.

Robert Sewell
March 30, 2023 9:42 pm

HBBear:

BINGO. Would any Liar PhD staffer even have a clue?

It’s a warning to the Smartest Men in the Room that Australia will find itself in a situation where Sovereign Risk will have a negative weighting in trade deals – and the SMitR aren’t listening.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 30, 2023 9:43 pm

Just wait until they read up on ‘Felching”

Everyone loves a nicely tossed salad.

Well, not everybody.

Bar Beach Swimmer
March 30, 2023 9:43 pm

P, on those missing friends. +1

Also, Confused old Misfit was very welcoming to me when I first dipped my toe in the water at the Old Cat.

And Infidel Tiger was always witty and worth reading, as was Stackja.

rosie
rosie
March 30, 2023 9:45 pm

But the banks do provide basic services.
Unless you only have a bank book, you can deposit or withdraw cash at the branch Atm using your card.
The only times I’ve been in a branch for many years was once to deposit a large cheque, and once to replace a ripped in half $50.
Only person I know who does regular counter withdrawals is well north of 80.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 30, 2023 9:45 pm

Physio lady is very attractive.

Hehe, Macbeth, I’m not eighty yet so was seriously challenged by my old mum’s ranga physio lady this morning. A babe!

I’ve been helping my mum, who had a fall last week and broke her arm at the very top. Not doing too bad in the circumstances, helped by hot ranga physio babes.

Robert Sewell
March 30, 2023 9:48 pm

Will:

March 30, 2023 at 6:02 pm

Why do I think the AFP are hiding exculpatory evidence?
Because that’s what it looks like – reviewing evidence when they were asked to just hand it over smacks of interference with the body of evidence.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 30, 2023 9:48 pm

Pauline has lost the plot and her credibility. RIP PHON.

JC
JC
March 30, 2023 9:49 pm

China’s mining for gold in Africa is appears to be quite extensive.

Why gold?
https://twitter.com/AgatheDemarais/status/1641334448766742528

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 30, 2023 9:53 pm

The Japanese would be particularly pissed given the role their contracts played in the whole development of the NWS gas industry.

C.L.
C.L.
March 30, 2023 9:53 pm

And Infidel Tiger was always witty and worth reading, as was Stackja.

I have kept in touch with Stackja.
He has moved to a retirement community and has had a few health challenges. He was faring well, though, at Christmas. He is a gentleman.

cohenite
March 30, 2023 9:55 pm

I wonder how much of pauline’s indignation is due to her chief of staff being a poofta.

Bolt is beyond redemption; he seems incapable of emotionally connecting with what he often says: never apologise to the left, always resist etc; and when Latham dishes some back to a bastard bolt goes shit at the knees.

I’m also sorry Latham deleted the tweet.

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