Open Thread – Tues 4 April 2023


The Moreno Garden at Bordighera, Claude Monet, 1884

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Mark from Melbourne
Mark from Melbourne
April 6, 2023 10:43 pm

I feel strong! and empowered!

Now, if someone could just affirm my strong!ness and empowered!ness please. Or you’re a bigot and I feel threatened.

I think I could get the hang of this…

Crossie
Crossie
April 6, 2023 10:45 pm

Zatara says:
April 6, 2023 at 9:57 pm
During both world wars various countries also designated certain days ‘meatless’ for rationing purposes. WWII in the US I think Tuesdays were designated.

My mother told me that when she was a child both Tuesdays and Fridays were meant to be meatless but she says there were times when there was meat only on Sundays.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 6, 2023 10:48 pm

Sancho Panzersays:
April 6, 2023 at 10:30 pm.

Keep it up, f-wit. Good luck to any close relatives or family that pays attention to you.

Take stock of yourself. You are a certifiable retard.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 6, 2023 10:52 pm

Thanks Tickler.
You have a very Merry Easter too.
Did the Docs remove your spleen?

Rabz
April 6, 2023 10:54 pm

Hey, Miss Personage – Nothing changes in the Cottage

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 6, 2023 10:55 pm

So there are no private blood banks in Australia, Tickler?
And your Medicare card doesn’t work in the US where the Happy Clapper Blood Bank operates?
This is getting complicated.

Rabz
April 6, 2023 10:56 pm

Liz Storer

Magnifique Brunette.

That is all.

Rabz
April 6, 2023 11:05 pm
Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
April 6, 2023 11:14 pm

Scary logical thought for the day.
1. The shortest time between a statement being prosecuted as disinformation and being accepted as mainstream opinion is down to 6 months.
2. If an idea can go from unacceptable to acceptable in a time period, it can make the reverse change in the same period.
3. The GCHQ TEMPORA project records a complete copy of all communications in all mediums across a moving time window of a size limited only by available storage.
4. If they add enough cheap storage to expand the time window to 6 months, 1 & 2 & 3 implies: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FspzwJyWwAAwnSM?format=jpg&name=small

Rabz
April 6, 2023 11:16 pm

Those aware of the “Fourth Turning” now know it will not be televised.

Which is a fortunate thing.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 6, 2023 11:17 pm

DrBeauGan, you are not religious.

Why is fish on Friday religious but Easter eggs not? I admit Easter eggs aren’t Christian, celebrating Eostre, a goddess of Spring I believe, but hot cross buns have crosses on them.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 6, 2023 11:20 pm

So, it seems Ken Wyatt lost his Perth-based seat at the 2022 federal election and went on to join the working group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders advising the Albanese government on its referendum strategy…….

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 6, 2023 11:23 pm

Sancho Panzersays:
April 6, 2023 at 10:52 pm
Thanks Tickler.
You have a very Merry Easter too.
Did the Docs remove your spleen?

Oh dear! I just got swiped in the head with a lettuce leaf from someone whose name is fitting for a porn clip or a member of the QWERTY mob.

While we are at it, what are your thoughts on the parents in NZ that requested that they wanted unvaxxed blood….with a large amount of people willing to provide it to their baby needing heart surgery. The Doctors said no to unvaxxed blood, yet it was available from volunteers. Was that, fair enough?

State your case or will you just hit a search engine and parrot MSM talking points?

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 6, 2023 11:31 pm

Sancho Panzersays:
April 6, 2023 at 10:55 pm
So there are no private blood banks in Australia, Tickler?
And your Medicare card doesn’t work in the US where the Happy Clapper Blood Bank operates?
This is getting complicated.

You are spakfilla.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
April 6, 2023 11:33 pm

Bruce of Newcastle says:
April 6, 2023 at 5:16 pm

Lefty jurisdictions are increasing the age that kids have to be in secure child seats. But you can pretty much only fit two of those in a car. So parents aren’t having that extra child because they can’t fit in an extra child seat. True story.

Anecdote o’clock. Twins arriving before the oldest turned three meant we ran dual capsules and a backless booster in the centre (without stretching the recommend weight threshold for the oldest by too much). Possible in a Territory and a Magna but unlikely in anything smaller. Current regs would force three capsules – not possible in anything except perhaps a ’60s Bel Air.

WesternDecliner
April 6, 2023 11:35 pm

Worked for two wall st companies and never heard of Epstein in any way, good or bad.

But there were/are some people, such as Madoff, who belong to the dark side and who nobody can say why no efforts are made to chase their supposed business. Somehow almost everyone knows that some kinds of money are not worth chasing.

Gabor
Gabor
April 6, 2023 11:40 pm

OldOzzie says:
April 6, 2023 at 9:42 am

My hat is off to you Sir, you go straight to heaven, no purgatory for you, you’ve done your penance here on earth.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 6, 2023 11:42 pm

Joe Biden is the grown up young chap from Deliverance who played the banjo…I take that back. No way could that demented prick play that instrument, however, the physical attributes are striking.

———–

Mark Dice:

Joe Biden Confronted About Trump Indictment – And His Response Is Clown World”

Rabz
April 6, 2023 11:42 pm

A concept so ridiculous Cats, that even beginning to describe it is very difficult.

And yes, they’re off and running again
Or was Sniffy Joe Justine Turdeaux in drag?

It’s a Re-Biden:
Well, he’s terrorized and snifferized …

It’s a Re-Biden, Cacking Kamel whirl
It’s the Golliwog and Fat Alvin
It’s the breasts removed and Rachel Girl
It’s a Re-Biden, a corruption piece
A trannie in the same rooms as your niece …

We’re off to annoy the Yarabs
We’re off to annoy the Yarabs!

The white woiking class
taking a third less home on gayday
because they’re racist sexist
Fatty Trump voters
And no one gives a rodent’s …
Because mainly peaceful protests …

We don’t need no Re-Biden …
No Re-Biden …

Real Deal
Real Deal
April 6, 2023 11:53 pm

I admit Easter eggs aren’t Christian, celebrating Eostre, a goddess of Spring I believe, but hot cross buns have crosses on them.
I think Stephen Fry was banging on about the Easter/Eostre thing a few years ago. Apparently the link from Easter to Eostre has been debunked. The Christian writer, John Dickson has written about it.

https://undeceptions.com/history/why-do-we-call-it-easter/

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 6, 2023 11:54 pm

The Doctors said no to unvaxxed blood,

Sort of the point that was being made in the first place.

yet it was available from volunteers. Was that, fair enough?

If this was tried on in WA for a baby needing urgent heart surgery, it is indeed fair enough to suggest unjabbed punters would put their hands up. For a baby.

For a middle-aged screecher who believes in shark-laser-weather-alterers, has been banned from WA talkback, is a devotee of a Minnesota accountant grifting his way to retirement on the back of idiots subscribing to his earthquake predictor machine and who thinks billion-year old rocks are Bible trees:

I would imagine the take-up would be less substantial. As in, zero.

Rabz
April 6, 2023 11:58 pm

Easter/Eostre

Cats – Do not count your chickens before they cross the road.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 7, 2023 12:08 am

Knuckle Draggersays:
April 6, 2023 at 11:54 pm
The Doctors said no to unvaxxed blood,

Sort of the point that was being made in the first place.

yet it was available from volunteers. Was that, fair enough?

If this was tried on in WA for a baby needing urgent heart surgery, it is indeed fair enough to suggest unjabbed punters would put their hands up. For a baby.

For a middle-aged screecher who believes in shark-laser-weather-alterers, has been banned from WA talkback, is a devotee of a Minnesota accountant grifting his way to retirement on the back of idiots subscribing to his earthquake predictor machine and who thinks billion-year old rocks are Bible trees:

I would imagine the take-up would be less substantial. As in, zero.

Gibberish from the clueless.

Monty, ED, Sancho and KD…who else?

Spakfilla.

Rabz
April 7, 2023 12:11 am

a middle-aged screecher who believes in shark-laser-weather-alterers, who has been banned from WA talkback, is a devotee of a Minnesota accountant

It is indeed a revelation that such (alleged) sensible personages still exist on this planet, given humanitee’s inevitable downward slide into some irreversible form of irredeemable imbecility.

Nom, nom, nom. Blackout Bowen, Doguecoin, the Ozzie labore pardee and the greenfilth.

There are few certaintees in life Cats, apart from the ones named above. 😕

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 7, 2023 12:17 am

All those ancient STAR-FORTS….gee whiz, I wonder what they knew when it came it came to construction. A modern day surveyor would have conniptions.

CYMATICS: Science Vs. Music – Nigel Stanford”

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 7, 2023 12:18 am

All-Terrain Chook News, continued from the other day (the NT News):

The wildlife carer of a rare four-legged chicken born in the Tablelands says it is a conjoined twin and is hopeful it will undergo surgery so it can survive.

Olive Needham took the chicken, April, into her care on Tuesday after it was being pecked by other birds on a poultry farm.

Hopefully it can predict earthquakes.

Rabz
April 7, 2023 12:28 am

a rare four-legged chicken

One chicken, four thighs – what is not to like here?

Some long overdue and very welcome evolution.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 7, 2023 12:31 am

Anyone that chimes in suggesting weather modification is not real via Doppler / Nexrad Radar and EM pulses should stick to watching the MSM and “reality” tv shows.

End of story.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

…when you hit 65 years of age you should lose the franchise. You have no skin in the game any more

Fantastic idea!
That’d put paid to retired public voting against Australia.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

… retired public servants, even.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 7, 2023 12:40 am

Anyone that chimes in suggesting weather modification is not real via Doppler / Nexrad Radar

None of that bog-standard radar, thank you very much.

I want unvaxxed pureblood radar.

Oh come on
Oh come on
April 7, 2023 12:44 am

Mr Dutton said he expected the Voice would be filled with academics, rather than community leaders.

But Palm Island Bwgcolman elder Elizabeth Clay told the ABC she disagrees with Mr Dutton’s statements that Aboriginal academics won’t represent the wider Indigenous community.

LOL seriously? That’s going to be the parameters of the debate?

‘The Voice will be stuffed full of out-of-touch elitists!’ ‘No! The out-of-touch elitists will do a fine job!’

Okay, if that’s how you want to pitch this thing, you just go right ahead.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 7, 2023 12:53 am

Knuckle Draggersays:
April 7, 2023 at 12:40 am

Keep it up, d*ckhead. ( :

Nelson_Kidd-Players
April 7, 2023 12:55 am

Did anyone manage to catch the four-legged chicken?

Oh come on
Oh come on
April 7, 2023 12:57 am

To be fair, I suspect they caught old Aunty Clay on pension day:

“I believe the academics will represent us all, who cares if they are academics or not, they are Aboriginal too,” she said.

“It has to be a Canberra voice, because that’s where Parliament House is. It has to come from Canberra, I think they will represent us all,” she said.

Ms Clay said the Voice to Parliament campaign has been rushed, and more consultation is needed, but despite the timing of the referendum, many Palm Island residents were supporting it.

“We do need a Voice in parliament, but there needs to be more consultation,” she said.

“We all agree with the Voice … the idea of a Voice to Parliament means a lot to them [Palm Island residents].

“[But] we have waited too long for a voice to represent us … we need self-determination and we know the answers to our problems.”

In order to help her community understand what the Voice means, Ms Clay said upcoming community meetings were in the works.

Despite Mr Dutton standing firm on his opposition to the Voice, Ms Clay believes he should rethink his views.

“He should [be supporting the Voice] but we don’t expect him to. He’ll oppose everything,” she said.

“[It makes me feel] like I’ve felt all my life, like we are nothing. It does hurt.”

Ms Clay said Palm Island “needs a lot of help” and hopes the Voice can start addressing some of the community’s biggest concerns.

“There are over 5000 of us here, and you still have 20 people to a house,” she said.

“It’s hard sometimes; it causes a lot of friction and the young people don’t have jobs.

“All the kids are going to school and graduating, but there are no jobs.

“We know the answers to our problems, and we are hoping the Voice will help us get a handle on it.”

We know the answers to our problems, and we are hoping the Voice will help us get a handle on it.

We know the answers to our problems, and we are hoping the Voice will help us get a handle on it.

I’m trying to understand.

We know the answers to our problems, and we are hoping the Voice will help us get a handle on it.

I’m really trying.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

‘The Voice will be stuffed full of out-of-touch elitists!’ ‘No! The out-of-touch elitists will do a fine job!’

+1
Tuned in to Flash/Sky tonight to watch Sharri – got Corey Bernardi instead “filling in” for Sharri Markson.
My initial disgruntlement changed fast when Mr. Bernardi kept calling the voice “An Aboriginal House of Lords

Worth watching just to hear him hitting the nail on the head, repeatedly.

Oh come on
Oh come on
April 7, 2023 1:05 am

So you know the answers to your problems? Sounds like you’re in a helluva lot better shape than most of the rest of us, I have to say.

This is the problem with having a mind stuffed with cliches. Blah blah blah self determination blah blah blah more consultation blah blah blah we need a Voice blah blah blah Aboriginal deaths in custody bad blah blah let us solve our own problems blah blah blah Canberra needs to act blah blah blah Canberra needs to get out of the way blah blah blah

Ultimately, the message is just keep signing the cheques.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 7, 2023 1:06 am

A good rant from the REV.

——-

Reverend Simon Sideways:

Trained or naturally this stupid?”

Oh come on
Oh come on
April 7, 2023 1:10 am

There was another impassioned Aunty in Alice Springs whose speech the ABC breathlessly reported. She said something like ‘get out of our way and come to the table’.

Sorry, but these people sound like f*cking morons.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 7, 2023 1:45 am

A classic. It resonates.

Kaboom!

———

Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Two Tribes (Moreno J Remix)”

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 7, 2023 3:06 am

He’s a good man and ready to take on anyone from the vast pool of MSM whores and gigolos.

———–

Tony Heller:

6 Apr 2023
Computers have no intelligence, all they do is compare zeros and ones. Bad computer models and artificial intelligence programs are a reflection of problems with humans, not computers.

Computer Superstitions

Tom
Tom
April 7, 2023 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
April 7, 2023 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
April 7, 2023 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
April 7, 2023 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
April 7, 2023 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
April 7, 2023 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
April 7, 2023 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
April 7, 2023 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
April 7, 2023 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
April 7, 2023 4:12 am
Tom
Tom
April 7, 2023 4:13 am
Tom
Tom
April 7, 2023 4:14 am
Tom
Tom
April 7, 2023 4:15 am
Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 7, 2023 4:39 am

Happy Easter and thanks again Tom.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 7, 2023 4:42 am

Thanks Tom.

Apparently the link from Easter to Eostre has been debunked. The Christian writer, John Dickson has written about it.

Really? The word ‘Easter’ is derived from ‘Pesach’ and has nothing to do with Eostre. Pull the other one.

Christians have a history of taking existing celebrations and renaming them. Yule was celebrated before Christianity and children would decorate oak trees in honour of Odin. So the Christians changed the tree to an evergreen, and Yule became the birthday of Jesus.
Harvest home was celebrated centuries, perhaps millennia before the Christians put fruit, veggies and sheaves of corn in churches. Just as Spring, the renewal of life was. If you were going to replace the annual renewal of life with something Christian, the death and resurrection of Christ was the obvious choice, so they did.

Trying to deny these things is dishonest. I’m afraid that lying for Jesus is still popular in some quarters.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 7, 2023 5:52 am

There’s a reason the female hormone is called Estrogen.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 7, 2023 6:03 am

And there’s a reason for easter eggs and the easter bunny. Neither have any connection to Jesus, but a strong and obvious connection to a fertility goddess. This goes much further back in time than Christianity.

So my eating chocolate easter eggs is a religious activity. Though that’s not why I do it.

Black Ball
Black Ball
April 7, 2023 6:10 am

Climate Armageddon noos. Not posting the article, headline is enough.
“Icy Blast To Deliver Victoriastan’s Coldest Easter In 80 Years”.
Wowee. After the 9th or tenth warmest March in the history of mankind.*
* May not be true.

Black Ball
Black Ball
April 7, 2023 6:18 am

One article I shall post however from the Hun:

Women’s PGA Tour chief executive Karen Lunn has defended Breanna Gill’s victory in the Australian Womens’ Classic at the weekend and vowed to work with overseas tours on transgender policies to ensure the quality and integrity of women’s golf.

Gill, a member of the tour for eight years, holed a birdie putt on her (his) final hole to force a playoff at the Australian Women’s Classic, which she (he) went on to win as she (he) secured the biggest victory of her (his) career.

Gill’s moment in the sun didn’t last long as outraged golf fans vented at the result after the Women’s PGA Tour of Australasia posted an image on social media of Gill with the trophy.

It was accompanied by the message: “Showing nerves of steel, Breanna Gill triumphed in a playoff for her (his) first professional win at the #AusWomensClassic!.”

The tweet was viewed more than 7 million times before it was deleted and the comments were turned off. So bitter was the backlash, the WPGA Tour of Australia has now only allowed access to its tweets to confirmed followers.

“We congratulate Breanna Gill on her (his) win at the Australian Women’s Classic,” Lunn said.

“Breanna meets all relevant eligibility criteria in place for transitioned athletes playing on the WPGA Tour, and having played on our tour for more than eight years, is a valued member of the WPGA Tour.

“The WPGA Tour Membership Regulations include a Transitioned Athletes Policy which was formulated in line with the LPGA and Ladies European Tour policies.

“The WPGA Tour will continue to work with the LPGA and Ladies European Tour, along with other women’s tours that form a part of the Rolex Womens Golf World Rankings, on all major policies to ensure consistency in women’s golf ensuring the integrity and quality of women’s golf is always at the forefront.”

Under the WPGA policy, athletes who have undergone sexual reassignment after puberty are required to provide verifiable legal documentation recognising their female gender or transitioned female status.

The WPGA has sole discretion on the athlete’s suitability and acceptance. The WPGA rules further state that If there is a genuine question as to the eligibility of any player seeking entry into a tournament, they have the right to require the person to substantiate their transitioned status in accordance with this policy.

The results of the verification process is kept strictly confidential and is not made public.

Olympic swimming legend Dawn Fraser was at the tournament in her role as a patron of the sport and drove home from Coffs Harbour with Lunn.

She reiterated her belief that transgender athletes should have their own competition.

“All I’ll say is that they should formulate their own competition,” Fraser said.

“And I’ve said that about all sports.”

There is already a competition Dawn, it’s the men’s tour.

Black Ball
Black Ball
April 7, 2023 6:21 am

But the head honcho isn’t pleased with the reaction:

“We’re disappointed with the reaction of many in the public and sad that rather than celebrate her win, she has had to be subject to some really nasty comments,” WPGA Tour of Australasia chief executive Karen Lunn told 7 News Coast.

“A lot of players work very hard in the gym to get their distance longer and become more powerful, and Bree is probably someone who has done that.

“Certainly there is no evidence in women’s golf that transgender athletes have any advantage at all.”

Gabor
Gabor
April 7, 2023 6:25 am

Black Ball says:
April 7, 2023 at 6:18 am

Women’s PGA Tour chief executive Karen Lunn has defended Breanna Gill’s victory in the Australian Womens’ Classic at the weekend and vowed to work with overseas tours on transgender policies to ensure the quality and integrity of women’s golf.
Gill, a member of the tour for eight years, holed a birdie putt on her (his) final hole to force a playoff

If I ever saw a man, he is it.

“There is no evidence in women’s golf that transgender athletes have any advantage at all.”

Then why are there different rules for males and females?

Anchor What
Anchor What
April 7, 2023 6:41 am

News headline of the day:
Man charged over platypus on train.

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
April 7, 2023 6:45 am

It’s 6:45 on Friday morning coming into Easter.
Gold seems to be holding steady at $3000 an ounce now….
Silver is climbing, most likely back to $40 an ounce.

People are worried, irrespective of government propaganda

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 7, 2023 6:53 am

Karen Lunn is basically saying that wrist, arm and shoulder strength is not a factor in golf.
I did not know that.
Karen should have the an arm wrestle with a trans golfer to see who tees off first. Karen would be second up forever.

sfw
sfw
April 7, 2023 6:54 am

Lizzie “bloody trucks rattling along at 110-115”

No that’s extremely rare these days. All trucks are required to have speed limiters set at 100kmh, many have them set at a 1 or 2k over that. On flats and uphills they cannot go any faster. On downhill stretches they can roll faster but the Hume, especially in NSW has cops everywhere, plus average speed cameras and heavy vehicle monitoring cameras. The penalties for speeding in a heavy are huge and if they inspect your truck and find the speed limiter tampered with, the penalties are enormous. It’s just not worth it, there maybe one or two small cowboy companies with trucks that have been modified to do higher speeds but they tend to not do interstate.

Your problem will be your speedo, I bet it is at least 5kmh fast possibly 6 or 7. Now to get a speed camera fine you need to be doing at least 7kmh over the limit, as they take off 3kmh from your detected speed and then you have to be going more than 3kmh over the limit to get a fine, so at 6kmh over you will be ok from cameras. Police will usually not book you until you’re 10kmh or so over the limit. So get a speed app on your phone, use it to get a correct speed at different levels, say 60 and 100kmh, compare it with your speedo reading, then you’ll know how much faster your speedo is out. In my wife’s new Kona the speedo reads 6k too fast, so when I go to Melbourne I have it set on 120kmh, in reality around 114, never get a ticket from the cameras and never get looked at by police.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
April 7, 2023 6:57 am

Might as well scrap mens/womens tournaments and just make it open to all (including elephants etc).

Let the sheilas hit off from the back tees then we’ll hear the squealing from the cocks in frocks that it’s not fair having to play against the big boys.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
April 7, 2023 6:59 am

Cocks In Frocks = Failed Males

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 7, 2023 7:00 am

“Certainly there is no evidence in women’s golf that transgender athletes have any advantage at all.”

So why is there a Women’s Competition at all? Just throw everybody in to one competition.

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
April 7, 2023 7:06 am

So why is there a Women’s Competition at all? Just throw everybody in to one competition.

This is an excellent point, we should promote true equality, where everyone competes on a level playing field.

The progressives will love it!

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 7, 2023 7:07 am

In my experience a speed limited truck can’t roll faster on a downhill, except if it’s out of gear and that’s suicidal.

calli
calli
April 7, 2023 7:07 am

There are two things happening with the word “Easter”.

In countries with other than English/Germanic languages, the name of the season is derived from “Pesach”, a reference to the Passover.

When Christianity came to England and Germany, the name “Easter” stuck, as it occurred at the same time as Eostre or Spring. It had zero to do with any pagan festival except for the timing and the peculiarity of the local language.

As for the eggs and yummy fruit buns, we are at the feast end of the season of voluntary deprivation. Bring it! I don’t think chocolate was around in the first century either, unless you were some Aztec or Inca celebrating a little involuntary heart surgery.

calli
calli
April 7, 2023 7:11 am

I like the Margolis toon. And the expression on the Ramirez’ clydesdale’s face.

Davey Boy
Davey Boy
April 7, 2023 7:16 am

Reading earlier posts about it, I’m intrigued, and must ask.
Why did the four-legged chicken cross the road?

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 7, 2023 7:16 am

It had zero to do with any pagan festival except for the timing and the peculiarity of the local language.

Nuts. Also eggs and bunny woppets. Celebrating the arrival of Spring and tying it to a fertility goddess, Eostre, predates Christianity.
Estrogen wasn’t named after springtime.

Zatara
Zatara
April 7, 2023 7:19 am

FEC Commissioner Reminds Bragg That Officials Concluded Trump Case Isn’t ‘a Campaign Finance Violation’

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) isn’t having it with Bragg. The DA must have forgotten the FEC and DOJ concluded if Trump did this, he did not commit a federal crime:

“It’s not a campaign finance violation. It’s not a reporting violation of any kind,” said FEC Commissioner James E. “Trey” Trainor.

“I don’t know how you get around the evidence that both the Department of Justice in their investigation of the federal campaign finance issues and the Federal Election Commission in their ultimate jurisdiction over campaign finance issues, neither of them found there to be any violations whatsoever.”

Bragg’s entire case, such as it is, rests on his 34 charges facilitating a second crime and he’s being told yet again that the second crime doesn’t exist.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 7, 2023 7:21 am

And hiding boiled and painted eggs for kids to find has been going on for a long time. And hasn’t got anything to do with the resurrection of Christ but everything to do with celebrating Easter. Just not the Christian Easter.

caveman
caveman
April 7, 2023 7:22 am

So there are no private blood banks in Australia

There was an ASX stock listed mid 80’s called Private Blood Bank , listed at a $1 and went to $20, a pump n dump operation , then became know as Private Blood Bath and was soon after delisted.

calli
calli
April 7, 2023 7:22 am

You are not understanding what I’m saying DrBeau.

The name of the celebration is regional. You don’t get this confusion in, say, Greece.

And Oestre is both the pagan god and the season.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 7, 2023 7:24 am

Face the truth. Christians stole Easter from the pagans, just as they stole Yule and the harvest celebrations. The remnants of the pagan Easter are all over the place. Particularly since we got hold of chocolate.

sfw
sfw
April 7, 2023 7:27 am

Farmer Gez, I dunno what you’re driving but they can and do, that’s why you’ll see the brake lights on so often when they’re going downhill. If you’re heavily loaded and in top gear the retarder won’t do much.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 7, 2023 7:27 am

And Oestre is both the pagan god and the season.

Goddess. For some obscure reason, fertility is the preserve of the female of the species. And her symbols included eggs and bunny woppets. Not, originally, made of chocolate.

Gabor
Gabor
April 7, 2023 7:29 am

Davey Boy says:
April 7, 2023 at 7:16 am

Reading earlier posts about it, I’m intrigued, and must ask.
Why did the four-legged chicken cross the road?

More importantly, did it cross twice as fast?

calli
calli
April 7, 2023 7:30 am

I’m getting a distinct feeling of deja vu about this argument, we seem to have it every year.

It’s an Anglophone issue. Perhaps because the commercial world is anglophone the confusion is so pervasive. If it was Greek or Italian it would be considered a peculiarity of the English and dismissed as silly.

We need a Lewis or Tolkien here to explain it better than me and probably add in a but of Old Norse for the fun of it – philology experts are in short supply on the interwebs.

Black Ball
Black Ball
April 7, 2023 7:35 am

Don’t know if this was posted here and apologies if it has. A convergence of the best and brightest. Before having the week off:

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has backed the planned merger of Adelaide’s universities as a boost to developing the skilled workforce needed for nuclear-powered submarine construction.

Visiting the Osborne naval shipyard where he went aboard a Collins Class submarine, Mr Albanese said he backed Premier Peter Malinauskas’s “vision of bringing together the South Australian tertiary sector”.

The state government has kickstarted merger talks between the universities of Adelaide and South Australia under a plan to develop a research and educational powerhouse.

Asked if he agreed with Mr Malinauskas that the biggest risk to Adelaide nuclear-powered submarine construction was developing a skilled workforce, Mr Albanese said expertise was already expanding in areas including nuclear engineering and associated courses.

“Peter’s vision of bringing together the South Australian tertiary sector will have real spin offs, I think as well, because what that will do is to increase the capacity to make sure that we get people in the right place at the right time,” Mr Albanese said.

Australia also was stepping up the presence of Australian submariners with partners in the AUKUS security pact, the United States and the United Kingdom.

“Experts, engineers and others are working right now, today, in the United States and in the United Kingdom so they get that experience as well. This is a well-thought-out plan,” Mr Albanese said.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese declared the AUSKUS deal the “biggest investment in Australia’s defence capability in our history” before boarding a Collins Class sub in Adelaide today.

“Over the years to come, many billions of dollars creating jobs, creating innovation, making the best of Australian science, technology, innovation, here in Defence industries,” Mr Albanese said at a media conference at Adelaide’s naval shipbuilding HQ on Monday.

“This is an exciting project, AUKUS is the single biggest investment in Australia’s defence capability in our history.

“This will create some 20,000 jobs directly over the next 30 years, it will strengthen Australia’s national security and contribute to regional stability in response to the unprecedented regional challenges which we are facing.”

It’s the first time the PM has been in Adelaide since inking a $368bn AUKUS nuclear deal.

Branding the program to build eight nuclear-powered submarines at Osborne Naval Shipyard a “transformational moment”, Mr Albanese said SA would be at “at the epicentre of AUKUS and jobs”.

He went aboard an Adelaide-built Collins Class submarine, which undergo full-cycle dockings at ASC’s Osborne yard.

On March 14 he joined US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in San Diego to announce Australia would spend up to $368bn to deliver the historic nuclear submarine program.

The first stage of the AUKUS security pact features at least three boats bought from the US, upgrades to extend the life of the existing Collins Class fleet and eight Adelaide-made nuclear-powered submarines hitting the water from the 2040s.

“This is a transformational moment – for Australia, South Australia, our Defence Force and our economy,” Mr Albanese said, adding his government was working with SA to ensure AUKUS delivered “a generational dividend for South Australians”.

“I’m looking forward to visiting the shipyards and meeting some of the many South Australians (some may not have been born yet, such will be the delays) who will help build the most complex machinery in history.”

132andBush
132andBush
April 7, 2023 7:40 am

10mm of rain overnight and a fresh feel to everything this morning.
All sorts of feathered friends in full song, chief amongst them are three Willy Wagtails who have camped for the present in the tree outside from my desk window.
Not a bad start to a Good Friday.

Black Ball
Black Ball
April 7, 2023 7:40 am
Entropy
Entropy
April 7, 2023 7:41 am

Glad my daughter is doing mechanical engineering.

At a real University though, not the ones that have been specialising in mendicancy for years.

Black Ball
Black Ball
April 7, 2023 7:42 am

That link was from Ace Of Spades.
That’s your lot monty. You support his crusade?

duncanm
duncanm
April 7, 2023 7:43 am

I once worked for someone who’s now in gaol.

I once worked for someone who narrowly avoided gaol.

132andBush
132andBush
April 7, 2023 7:46 am

I once worked for someone who’s now in gaol.

I once worked for someone who narrowly avoided gaol.

We are governed by people who should be in gaol.

sfw
sfw
April 7, 2023 7:47 am

I once worked in a gaol. The crooks were ok, except for a couple of serious psychos, the staff…. well most were ok but there were more than the normal number of bullies, petty tyrants and cruel bastards among them. It was a women’s prison too.

duncanm
duncanm
April 7, 2023 7:48 am

areffsays:
April 6, 2023 at 7:51 pm
chicago boys: Magnificent

.. which led me to this Yes Prime Minister classic on the press.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCrnmya0xFw

sfw
sfw
April 7, 2023 7:51 am

36mm at our place and still bucketing down.
https://www.wunderground.com/weather/au/tawonga/ITAWON13

Gabor
Gabor
April 7, 2023 7:52 am

sfw says:
April 7, 2023 at 7:47 am

the staff…. well most were ok but there were more than the normal number of bullies, petty tyrants and cruel bastards among them. It was a women’s prison too.

In general, certain type of jobs attract certain types of people.
Researched and verified.
(by far better qualified people than me)

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 7, 2023 7:54 am

It’s an Anglophone issue. Perhaps because the commercial world is anglophone the confusion is so pervasive.

I agree that Easter is the English name. Stamping out fertility celebrations in springtime and the return of life, and replacing them by Christian mythology was done more efficiently in other European countries.
I reckon we’re lucky in the anglosphere. We still have Easter eggs.

Crossie
Crossie
April 7, 2023 7:57 am

Women’s PGA Tour chief executive Karen Lunn has defended Breanna Gill’s victory in the Australian Womens’ Classic at the weekend and vowed to work with overseas tours on transgender policies to ensure the quality and integrity of women’s golf.

Integrity? How much more Orwellian can she get?

sfw
sfw
April 7, 2023 7:58 am

Gabor, I lasted less than six months, I really couldn’t stand being around some of the pricks who worked there. A mate put me onto the job, the money was pretty good as they were always short staffed and there was as much overtime as you wanted. I know one bloke who left on a hospital escort at 8am in the morning and was there without a relief for almost two days. Dunno how he did it or how the prison overlords got away with it. No one said anything about staff working 16hour+ days several times a week.

duncanm
duncanm
April 7, 2023 7:58 am

Good speech by Senator Rennick at 1am over Labor’s carbon tax

https://www.bitchute.com/video/zyOvw513BD0W/

P
P
April 7, 2023 7:59 am

There’s a reason the female hormone is called Estrogen.

History of Oestrogen:
in 1906, secretions from the ovaries were shown to produce estrus (cyclic sexual activity in non-human females) and the term “estrogen” was born, derived from the Greek oistros (mad desire) and gennan (to produce). Yet, it was not until 1929 that estrogen as a hormone was isolated. Link

Crossie
Crossie
April 7, 2023 7:59 am

calli says:
April 7, 2023 at 7:07 am
There are two things happening with the word “Easter”.

In countries with other than English/Germanic languages, the name of the season is derived from “Pesach”, a reference to the Passover.

In Slavic languages the name for Easter is Resurrection. Simple.

lotocoti
lotocoti
April 7, 2023 8:00 am

Police will usually not book you until you’re 10kmh or so over the limit.

Under Bragg’s Law you’d then be seperately fined for each km over the limit.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 7, 2023 8:00 am

Nearly all modern trucks will have a speed limiter and cruise control that both work to stop over speeding downhill.
The exhaust brake first and then an engine retarder system.
This greatly reduces brake wear and safety. Touching the brakes would be to keep the truck well below limits as any decline can be dangerous if a bend is involved.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 7, 2023 8:01 am

Morris, an 82 year-old man, went to the doctor to get a physical. A few days later, the doctor saw Morris walking down the street with a gorgeous young woman on his arm. At their next appointment the doctor said to Morris “You’re really doing great, aren’t you?” Morris replied “Just doing what you said Doc – Get a hot mamma and be cheerful”. The doctor said “I didn’t say that. I said, You’ve got a heart murmur, be careful!”

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 7, 2023 8:01 am

Sorry.
Increases safety

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 7, 2023 8:02 am

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.

– Jack London

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 7, 2023 8:02 am

Been getting overnight convective showers between 1-2″ a night all week. Coral Sea having her last hoorah before 6 months of nothing. Another dead as a doornail Cyclone Season before the cycle goes back to El Nino for a spell which means even less cyclones and rain.

As for cowboy operators of trucks they are still a problem in Queensland, I got overtaken like I was standing still on Bruce Hwy this week while at 100km/h. No way his speed limiter was operational.

shatterzzz
April 7, 2023 8:04 am

This will create some 20,000 jobs directly over the next 30 years

So we (as in troughers) have signed a multi billion dollars contract to create, around, 1500 jobs a year over a 30 years period and this is a great outcome? ..
No wonder the country is stuffed! .. FFS!

Crossie
Crossie
April 7, 2023 8:07 am

lotocoti says:
April 7, 2023 at 8:00 am
Police will usually not book you until you’re 10kmh or so over the limit.

One Victorian rellie told me he got fined for 3kms over the limit.

Pogria
Pogria
April 7, 2023 8:07 am

I once worked for someone who’s now in gaol.

I once worked for someone who narrowly avoided gaol.

We are governed by people who should be in gaol.

I had a brother who did time in Long Bay and Pentridge.
My other brother was a Copper.

Crossie
Crossie
April 7, 2023 8:08 am

shatterzzz says:
April 7, 2023 at 8:04 am
This will create some 20,000 jobs directly over the next 30 years

So we (as in troughers) have signed a multi billion dollars contract to create, around, 1500 jobs a year over a 30 years period and this is a great outcome? ..
No wonder the country is stuffed! .. FFS!

While importing half a million job seekers per year. Great strategy.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 7, 2023 8:08 am

In Slavic languages the name for Easter is Resurrection. Simple.

I bet they don’t have chocolate Resurrection eggs.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 7, 2023 8:09 am

Rabzsays:

April 7, 2023 at 12:28 am

a rare four-legged chicken

One chicken, four thighs – what is not to like here?

“I’ve bred four-legged chickens so we can get extra drumsticks.”
“Oh? How do they taste?”
“Dunno. Haven’t been able to catch one yet.”
Thank you!
I’ll be here all week.
Try the veal. We couldn’t catch the chicken!

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 7, 2023 8:09 am

My initial disgruntlement changed fast when Mr. Bernardi kept calling the voice “An Aboriginal House of Lords”

A pretty decent analogy – except that in the pre-Blair Lords, the general tendency was to improve legislation and decision making for the UK as a whole. The Lords gave the screaming shits to Tory as well as Labour governments.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 7, 2023 8:12 am

Steve tricklersays:

April 7, 2023 at 12:31 am

Anyone that chimes in suggesting weather modification is not real via Doppler / Nexrad Radar and EM pulses should stick to watching the MSM and “reality” tv shows.

Uh-huh.
Well, somebody has to say it.
Weather modification via Doppler / Nexrad Radar and EM pulses is not real.

sfw
sfw
April 7, 2023 8:14 am

Farmer G, run along the Hume anyday on any hill you will see the brake lights on, they’re not braking heavily just enough to keep on the limit, different say running into Adelaide, you have to use low gears and jakes etc to safely keep the speed down. I ‘ve been delivering new and used trucks all around the country for a while, often with trailers or bobtail, none of them had limiters/retarders that will keep the speed to 100kmh automatically. The Euro trucks come close but even with all their ‘safety’ equipment will still overspeed on downhills.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 7, 2023 8:16 am

My golf certainly could not have been worse if I had transitioned. Maybe 30m less in the rough. Honestly, the thought didn’t occur to me. I’m not sure why, those Asian women never miss a fairway and I do like char kway teow.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 7, 2023 8:17 am

Colonel Crispen Birka fron last night. About Soviet psychological manipulation. Russians are not stupid people. They all knew they were being lied to. The threat of dying or being sent to Siberia is not the same as the acceptance of looney leftist crap like trannies that idjits like mutley believe. The wholesale idiocracy of this type of BS is mental derangement.

rosie
rosie
April 7, 2023 8:19 am

Yes Calli
In France the words for Passover and Easter are identical.
Coincidence?
I don’t think so.

Frank
Frank
April 7, 2023 8:21 am

The threat of dying or being sent to Siberia is not the same as the acceptance of looney leftist crap like trannies that idjits like mutley believe.

Rather than idiocy it might be cowardice, fear of saying the wrong thing in front of the peers rather than believing it.

rosie
rosie
April 7, 2023 8:23 am

Stamping out fertility celebrations in springtime and the return of

That reads like you think ‘Christians’ came along like conquering overlords and stomped on the little people.
Yet in Rome it was slaves who first turned to the truth of Christianity and the aristocracy who had it the best in this life who were the last to convert.

flyingduk
flyingduk
April 7, 2023 8:24 am

I often wonder why 4 point harness is not common for motor vehicles. It would appear to be safer and maybe handle deceleration better. I understand that the 3 point is useless in collisions over 60kph?

Apologies for late answer, but the 3 point belt was chosen as the best compromise between ease of putting on and effectiveness. A 4 (or better still 6) point belt requires 2 hands to operate, and is a much bigger pita in civilian driving – recall that when they were introduced in the 60s, simply getting the public to use them at all was so difficult that some manufacturers designed ‘self applying’ belts which were attached to the door, thus self applying when you closed it.

As to ‘useless over 60kmh’, modern belts are pretty good at any speed up until the structure of the car is deformed towards you, allowing you to hit it despite being restrained in your seat. There is always some potential for your body to move in the belt, mainly due to stretch, but this has been largely managed with ‘seat belt tensioners’ which reel the belt tight at the moment of impact.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 7, 2023 8:25 am

I think Dr Bogan is right- Easter was a pagan festival about fertility and re birth- eggs, the sun rising in the east and in the spring.

Real Deal
Real Deal
April 7, 2023 8:26 am

Trying to deny these things is dishonest. I’m afraid that lying for Jesus is still popular in some quarters.

The link between Easter and what is called Eostre is contentious at least Dr BG. Alot of Christians will have nothing to do with Easter as a religious festival/Calendar, but will still celebrate “Resurrection Sunday” as a belief that Christ actually died and bodily rose on the third day.

I think that when the Easter/Eostre thing blew up a few years ago, a number of popular athiests like Fry and The Guardian as well were using it as an apologetic against Christianity to say in effect: “See, this is why it’s all bollocks”, they borrowed Easter from a pagan festival. Maybe elements of the “festival” were borrowed, but then you’ve still got to deal with the person of Jesus and what his death and rising again were all about.

Cassie of Sydney
April 7, 2023 8:27 am

Marcia Langton being true to form….

“Indigenous academic and member of the referendum working group Marcia Langton says she deeply resents Opposition Leader Peter Dutton’s “deceitful opinion” that the voice to parliament is a Canberra model that won’t lead to real change.

“At no time in our history has Peter Dutton ever acted in a way that has, you know, resulted in a measure that would close the gap on our disadvantages that would benefit us,” Professor Langton told 7.30 on Thursday night.

“That’s just not his track record. In fact, to the contrary, many of his decisions, including walking out rudely on the apology to the Stolen Generations … typifies his history.””

Ahhhh, the always classy Marcia Langton, always sour, always bitter and always nasty. And pray Marcia, what “history” is that? Ah yes, implying Dutton’s a racist and therefore those of us who oppose the Voice are racist.

All this “Voice” will do is empower scum like Langton and entrench an indigenous boyar class that will dictate to us little whities. It will be used everyday to beat, bash and bludgeon non-indigenous, no different to the Jim Crow laws of the US south.

Oh and Marcia, I’m not sorry and I never will be.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 7, 2023 8:29 am

Rather than idiocy it might be cowardice, fear of saying the wrong thing in front of the peers rather than believing it.

The number of Liar politicians having their Road to Damascus moment once freed from the burden of preselection suggests it. A few go the other way like the Malcolms, although you suspect they were always cuckoos.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 7, 2023 8:30 am

Why would a hater lang Langton wanna be a perfesser anyway? Isn’t that a whitey title?

rosie
rosie
April 7, 2023 8:30 am

Eostre is really the dumbest of claims, especially considering how comparatively late to Christianity Germanic speaking tribes were and the fact that The Last Supper was Jesus, a Jew, celebrating Passover.
It’s likely Germanic tribes just repurposed their local name for spring, so what?
Christian Easter is most definitely the celebration of renewal and new life.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 7, 2023 8:30 am

Anyone interested in learning a lot about the origins of Christian ceremonies and Holy Days etc could do no better than take time to read ‘The Golden Bough’, the abridged version is good enough, the real thing is a big read.

Frazer made himself very unpopular with Christians by linking the resurrection of Christ with older myths about kings being killed by their successors and being reborn in the springtime. I read the book when I was a lad. Too much dubious rhetoric and special pleading for my tastes, then and now, but interesting.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 7, 2023 8:31 am

The McGowan Government on Thursday revealed it was seeking nine Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to fill positions on the newly-created panel.

Torres Strait is a looooong way from WA. Racist tokenism?

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 7, 2023 8:31 am

If there is anything I really loathe, it’s marxist dons which seems to be most of them.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 7, 2023 8:32 am

132andBushsays:

April 7, 2023 at 7:46 am

I once worked for someone who’s now in gaol.

I once worked for someone who narrowly avoided gaol.

We are governed by people who should be in gaol.

People who spell it as “gaol” instead of “jail” should be locked up.
In a prison.
Or penitentiary.

rosie
rosie
April 7, 2023 8:34 am
Miltonf
Miltonf
April 7, 2023 8:35 am

Torres Strait is a looooong way from WA. Racist tokenism?

Yes I think that too- just shows how manufacured and confected the whole thing is. I see Torres Straight flags in Parramatta and Melbourne- it’s 1000s of miles away. Why? To undermine the Australian nation of course.

rosie
rosie
April 7, 2023 8:35 am

Either it’s the truth or not.
Nothing else matters.

lotocoti
lotocoti
April 7, 2023 8:36 am

Why did the four-legged chicken cross the road?

The chicken thought the road was on the way out.
Crossing the road wasn’t personal, it was just business.

flyingduk
flyingduk
April 7, 2023 8:36 am

News headline of the day: Man charged over platypus on train.

Love is love…

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 7, 2023 8:36 am

As for cowboy operators of trucks they are still a problem in Queensland … 

Hi, St Ruth!

wivenhoe
wivenhoe
April 7, 2023 8:37 am

Why did the four-legged chicken cross the road?

Ohh, I know, I know, to go to KFC.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 7, 2023 8:39 am

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupiditysays:
April 7, 2023 at 12:36 am
…when you hit 65 years of age you should lose the franchise. You have no skin in the game any more

Fantastic idea!
That’d put paid to retired public [servants] voting against Australia.

m0nty=fa might not have thought that through.

Or it might just have been lower than usual quality trolling.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 7, 2023 8:39 am

they borrowed Easter from a pagan festival. Maybe elements of the “festival” were borrowed, but then you’ve still got to deal with the person of Jesus and what his death and rising again were all about

I agree that there is much more to the Christian Easter than the original pagan festival. The mythology is far more personal. It can’t be denied that the Christian myth has been superimposed on an earlier myth about the rebirth of life after a long cold winter, and that it’s a more powerful form of it because of the human element.

Frank
Frank
April 7, 2023 8:40 am

The thing about cowardice is that it’s a moral failing whereas idiocy is most likely congenital and hence forgivable, as long as it is properly managed.

calli
calli
April 7, 2023 8:45 am

In 1st century Rome, the Christians were the pagans and labeled and persecuted as such.

The Christians didn’t “steal” Easter from the Germanic and English. Oestre was the name of Spring. Passover occurs in Spring. The Crucifixion and Resurrection occurs in Spring. The celebration of the fertility deities occurs is Spring. Rabbits, after the long winter hibernation, are breeding like…well, you know…

This is not difficult stuff. That one thing supplants the other is not controversial. There may be artefacts of previous observances that persist as nations adopted Christianity. The link between Passover and Easter is clear in the name of the season in non Anglophone countries.

Correlation is not causation. St David did not steal my birthday any more than I stole his saint’s day by having the hide to be born on that particular day. And, yes, there are candles and cake to celebrate. Too many candles these days. 😀

Vagabond
Vagabond
April 7, 2023 8:47 am

sfw says:
April 7, 2023 at 6:54 am

Your problem will be your speedo, I bet it is at least 5kmh fast possibly 6 or 7.

A few years ago I had a Toyota that did just that even with new tyres. When I took it for a service I pointed it out as a fault and was told, with a completely straight face, that it was a “safety feature to discourage speeding”. Since then I’ve had other makes and they are similar. The GPS built into cars these days don’t indicate speed for that reason. If you use an aftermarket satnav or phone app you can often see an accurate GPS derived speed and in my experience it’s always lower than what the speedo says.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 7, 2023 8:47 am

For some obscure reason, fertility is the preserve of the female of the species.

It’s hardly obscure. Male emphasis in reproduction has always been on ‘getting it up and in’. It is then considered job done. The rest is seen as up to the female. This is because until modern times the mechanism of gamete reproduction was not clearly understood. In most pre-literate societies men were known to play a part, although in some the link was very tenuous, especially if matrilineal descent was important, where a woman’s brother’s had the predominant lineage claim to the children rather than the husband having that claim.

Henry the Eighth claimed each of his six wives was at fault for any reproductive failures.

calli
calli
April 7, 2023 8:48 am

I must add…it’s a bit tough to argue about season theft in the southern hemisphere.

Which is another indicator as to how tenuous the whole theft idea is.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 7, 2023 8:49 am

Transgenderists and their allies feel completely free to be violent. Apparently, this sort of violence against women is fine.

They haven’t got any arguments, so there is, for them, nothing else.

Zipster
Zipster
April 7, 2023 8:49 am

China launched a three-day special joint patrol and inspection operation in the central and northern parts of the Taiwan Strait that includes moves to board ships. The move comes amid heightened tensions between China and Taiwan.

Taiwan’s President has met with the US House Speaker in a historic meeting in California. Tsai Ing-Wen and Kevin McCarthy’s talks were the first in the United States in decades. The brief visit came despite warnings from China, which doesn’t recognise Taiwan’s independence – and views the island as part of its own territory. It deems any contact between the US and Taiwan as a challenge to its authority.

duncanm
duncanm
April 7, 2023 8:50 am

Razey says:
April 6, 2023 at 8:21 pm
Albosleazy is up to his eyeballs in corruption.

what are the companies the Adam’s investigation is about ?

calli
calli
April 7, 2023 8:50 am

I see Net Zero has finally rolled out of bed.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 7, 2023 8:50 am

Transgenderists and their allies feel completely free to be violent. Apparently, this sort of violence against women is fine.

That’s because this whole abomination is being driving by the establishment. Even prince hazza of the di slag is on board.

Crossie
Crossie
April 7, 2023 8:51 am

DrBeauGan says:
April 7, 2023 at 8:08 am
In Slavic languages the name for Easter is Resurrection. Simple.
I bet they don’t have chocolate Resurrection eggs.

They do make very elaborately coloured eggs. The Poles have the fanciest ones.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 7, 2023 8:52 am

Zatarasays:
April 7, 2023 at 7:19 am
FEC Commissioner Reminds Bragg That Officials Concluded Trump Case Isn’t ‘a Campaign Finance Violation’

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) isn’t having it with Bragg. The DA must have forgotten the FEC and DOJ concluded if Trump did this, he did not commit a federal crime:

“It’s not a campaign finance violation. It’s not a reporting violation of any kind,” said FEC Commissioner James E. “Trey” Trainor.

“I don’t know how you get around the evidence that both the Department of Justice in their investigation of the federal campaign finance issues and the Federal Election Commission in their ultimate jurisdiction over campaign finance issues, neither of them found there to be any violations whatsoever.”

Bragg’s entire case, such as it is, rests on his 34 charges facilitating a second crime and he’s being told yet again that the second crime doesn’t exist.

m0nty=fa will be here to refute this heresy, just as soon as the daily DNC/MSM talking points arrive.

duncanm
duncanm
April 7, 2023 8:53 am

As to ‘useless over 60kmh’, modern belts are pretty good at any speed up until the structure of the car is deformed towards you, allowing you to hit it despite being restrained in your seat. There is always some potential for your body to move in the belt, mainly due to stretch, but this has been largely managed with ‘seat belt tensioners’ which reel the belt tight at the moment of impact.

.. and now airbags have pretty much created a barrier to all hard surfaces immediately in front and to the side of vehicle occupants.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 7, 2023 8:54 am

RE the speed of those trucks on the Hume. Could be that the Sporty Beamer’s hologram is the culprit in me thinking they were going at 110kph or more. That thing flashes between 108kph to 120kph in seconds going up and down the scale with the engine toons and the roadway; the needle on the dial, by contrast, mostly hovers from 110kph to 115kph.

Interesting to know of the leeway that you have legally, thanks for that.

Today, heading for Bendigo. It’s a bit wet and quite cool. I probably brought too few warm clothes.

Zipster
Zipster
April 7, 2023 8:54 am
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 7, 2023 8:54 am

Nearly 22 mm rain here since 9:00 am yesterday.
Someone at Big Doppler Radar Central Command has opened the taps.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 7, 2023 8:55 am

Hairy wants to stop off at Ned Kelly’s place on the way.

Tom
Tom
April 7, 2023 8:56 am

Mentally screwed up males who dress like women and are allowed to compete in female sports are SPORTS CHEATS.

Letting them cheat is not compassion. It just enables cheating.

Karen Lunn should be ashamed of herself for selling out the interests of Australian female golfers.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 7, 2023 8:57 am

Liquidator Tony Woodings packs final boxes to bury long-running case on Alan Bond’s Bell Group
Neale Prior
The West Australian
Fri, 7 April 2023 2:00AM
Neale Prior

A $105,000 bill has been paid to store 4500 cartons filled with documents from the Bell Group liquidation — and to then have them destroyed in 2028.

And insolvency accountant Rob Trainor has booked the carpet cleaners for April 27 as he and his boss Tony Woodings do their final pack-up after distributing the better part of $1.9 billion to Bell’s creditors.

The scenes in the modest second-floor office in West Perth will, hopefully, end a drama that has engrossed parts of Perth’s bureaucratic, political, legal, accounting and business fraternities for more than three decades.

Supreme Court judge Jenni Hill has given Mr Woodings the go-ahead to next week finalise the 32-year liquidation of Bell Group and to bury the bodies from likely the longest and costliest legal battle in Australian corporate history.

After a belated $1.7b settlement with Bell’s bankers in 2013 as the case was headed to the High Court, a series of legal brawls broke out among creditors about who should get the biggest share of a swelling loot pile.

It took another six years of legal and political blues before a carve-up deal was signed in 2019.

The distribution was completed last month with a final creditor payment of $2.98 million thanks to Mr Woodings unexpectedly extracting $100m from the buried corpse of Bell Group UK and, ultimately, the UK Exchequer in 2021.

When asked this week whether he had any regrets about taking on this complex and conflict-riddled liquidation, Mr Woodings sounded like a man who had only begun counting the personal and career costs.

“It is hard to say,” he said.

“I would hate to have a job that was repetitive and not fulfilling. This has been nothing like that.

“On the other hand, I would have liked to have more sleep — especially during the litigation with the banks. They were nasty — for them it was personal.”

It all started out as a WA Inc deal in May 1988 when the former State Government Insurance Commission spent $140m on the junkiest of junk bonds while helping corporate rogue Alan Bond get control of cash-rich Bell Group.

In the buzz of the global market boom in the mid-1980s, banks had taken little security over the group’s assets when they loaned hundreds of millions of dollars to Bell’s former boss Robert Holmes a Court in the mid-1980s.

Bond’s dirty business methods were exposed by hard-nosed British businessman Roland ‘Tiny’ Lonhro during a takeover battle in late 1988 and 1989, fighting Bond Corporation in the courts and sharing impeccably-researched dirt files with financial media.

Those dirt files included repeated claims that Bond Corp was technically insolvent and was surviving through “extraordinary bank support”.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 7, 2023 8:58 am

Interesting to know of the leeway that you have legally, thanks for that.

Whoa!
You’ve got 3 kmh leeway in Victoria.
The “10 kmh over and you’re OK” theory is based on your speedo over-reading by 7 kmh.
Mine over-reads by 3 kmh.
It is also a Sporty Beemer.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 7, 2023 8:58 am

Via Black Ball

The state government has kickstarted merger talks between the universities of Adelaide and South Australia under a plan to develop a research and educational powerhouse.

What was the poncy name given to the (never even started) techno-metropolis that was going to be developed in Adelaide around 40 years ago? I have forgotten (or perhaps purged it from my memory).

bons
bons
April 7, 2023 8:58 am

Mr Toad.
Zactly.
And the same (all in together) should apply to cycling.
The equipment is the same, wheels are the same size. Why should girls get to ride races that are markedly shorter than the boys.
Oh!
And let the ‘girls’ with the bulging knicks declare their results from within the pack. Trans racing would soon disappear.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 7, 2023 8:58 am

Trickler’s quoted tweet in the middle of the night:

Tony Heller:

6 Apr 2023
Computers have no intelligence, all they do is compare zeros and ones. Bad computer models and artificial intelligence programs are a reflection of problems with humans, not computers.

Nobody tell Martin Armstrong and So – crates about this.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 7, 2023 8:59 am

Oh, and it over-reads by 3 at 100 kmh.
Not at 40 or 60 kmh.

Real Deal
Real Deal
April 7, 2023 9:00 am

Can some of our journos on the cat (Tom, areff etc) advise on journalistic ethics?

How on earth is it right and proper for Samantha Maiden to be reporting on matters surrounding the Higgins/ Lehrmann enquiry. But there she is on news.com.au this morning writing about it, when she is intricately involved with what they are investigating.

How is that right or ethical?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 7, 2023 9:00 am

Hairy wants to stop off at Ned Kelly’s place on the way.

Pentridge?

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 7, 2023 9:00 am

The Crucifixion and Resurrection occurs in Spring.

I’ve wondered about that. I don’t know how Jews at the time reckoned months and days or seasons. What evidence is there that the crucifixion happened in springtime? Or that Jesus was born in midwinter? Christmas carols don’t count as evidence.
We can agree that we are talking about the northern hemisphere.

There’s a case for Christmas in July, and some sort of Easter in October. I can’t see either catching on.

Frank
Frank
April 7, 2023 9:01 am

Letting them cheat is not compassion. It just enables cheating.

Makes women’s sport more interesting though.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 7, 2023 9:02 am

Why Trump’s Indictment is an Absurd Abuse of Power

“Bragg has seriously exposed the core of real immoral prosecution practices that really have to stop. Let’s say you made one phone call and defrauded someone out of $100,000. You will be charged with (1) count of wire fraud. However, let’s say you had to call the person 34 times to get the same $100,000. The prosecutor will then charge you with 34 counts of wire fraud. Now let’s say the penalty is 5 years in prison. So if you called 34 times for the same amount of money, the judge could then sentence you to 170 years claiming it is his “discretion” to run them all consecutively.

Bragg charged Trump with 34 criminal counts connected to the payment of $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016 as part of a nondisclosure agreement that was intended to keep Daniels from exposing their 2006 affair. Those charges are all various counts of filing false business records in the first degree, which could carry a sentence of up to four years in prison per count. That’s a crime that is normally a misdemeanor that can ONLY be upgraded to a felony if the alleged fraud is meant to cover up another crime.

This is where the ABUSE of power becomes self-evident. The other crime, in this case, is a federal campaign finance violation for which Trump has NOT been charged and Bragg would have no jurisdiction to charge. The indictment claims that Trump allegedly committed the underlying fraud as part of an effort to boost his chances of winning the 2016 presidential election.

So, to put this in plain layman’s terms, he is effectively charging you for something like buying a bullet in NYC, that you used in Paris in some attempt to kill someone but you are not being charged with that because you cannot be in the United States.

It is an ABUSE of power to take a single incident and turn it into multiple crimes all because of multiple emails and phone calls. This is standard abuse that all prosecutors engage in to try to force people to plea for a reduced sentence or risk going to jail for life. The legal system in the United States is in NO WAY fair, equitable, or even constitutional. Our legal system is so corrupt, we make a Banana Republic look like the leader of freedom and liberty in the world.

This was our Forecast back for the 2016 election. Out of 4 models, 3 of the computer models forecast that Trump would win and one was tied. Our computer had also forecast that BREXIT would win against all odds. Trump would have won and just as the Democrats swear the 2020 elections were NOT rigged, then neither was 2016.”

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/rule-of-law/why-trumps-indictment-is-an-absurd-abuse-of-power/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 7, 2023 9:02 am

What was the poncy name given to the (never even started) techno-metropolis that was going to be developed in Adelaide around 40 years ago? I have forgotten (or perhaps purged it from my memory).

Multi Function Polis.
It was a Barry Jones brain fart.
Basically Jones was a voluble Rain Man autistic who passed himself ofg as an intellectual.
Of course, being in the ALP, no-one noticed.

Dot
Dot
April 7, 2023 9:04 am

Glad my daughter is doing mechanical engineering.

At a real University though, not the ones that have been specialising in mendicancy for years.

I get the feeling she is going to a Japanese uni. The rot is fairly pervasive in the west.

Good luck.

lotocoti
lotocoti
April 7, 2023 9:04 am

Transgenderists and their allies feel completely free to be violent.

The revolution only attacks.
Le Duan, IIRC.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 7, 2023 9:04 am

Womens’ golf starts and stops with Paige Spiranac.

The End.

Frank
Frank
April 7, 2023 9:06 am

Basically Jones was a voluble Rain Man autistic who passed himself off as an intellectual.

Biology degree, make him the only member of parliament with scientific credentials.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 7, 2023 9:06 am

I know a number of lawyers with less than 10 years to retirement who got their start on the Bell Group liquidation. It should have its own wing at the WA Museum.

Cassie of Sydney
April 7, 2023 9:06 am

Easter occurs around Passover for a good historical reason, because that is when Jesus died. I suppose the eggs and so on might be related to pagan history but the date of Easter is because it almost always occurs around when Passover happens. However, the early Christian fathers were careful to ensure that Good Friday and the first day of Passover never happened on the same date. I should also add that Jews eat eggs at the Seder table. The eggs don’t symbolise “fertility”, rather they symbolise a new beginning and renewal. and Passover is a new beginning, because it commemorates the time we fled slavery.

The Talmud, Midrash and Jewish history are quite specific about Jesus’ life and death, which occurred at the Passover, when Jews made the pilgrimage to Jerusalem for the sacrifice. Jews over the millennia have been reluctant to talk about Jesus because of Christian persecution but there is no doubt that Jesus existed, he went up to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover with his family and friends. The Romans always dreaded Passover in Jerusalem. They were always a time of great tumult, boiling religious and political tensions and the constant threats of violence and insurrection. The indigenous Jews loathed the pagan Roman presence, especially during religious festivals which they saw as an affront. The Romans used the Jewish hierarchy, particularly the high priest, to try and impose order on the simmering and agitated populace and the Jewish religious establishment at the time frequently failed, and when they failed the Romans took over, as they did with Jesus. I know most of us here have seen the Life of Brian, and despite the comedic value, it isn’t a bad insight into the fact that there were many gangs of Jewish zealots roaming Judea and Samaria, inciting and igniting rebellion against the Romans.

I don’t believe in Jesus’ divinity nor in his resurrection, I believe he was born a Jew, lived his life according to Jewish law and died a Jew however he did exist, and I suspect that he was quite a radical and remarkable rabbi. His teachings were similar to the teachings of Rabbi Akiva which lends support to the fact that they may have known each other or certainly had Yeshiva teachers who knew each other. Akiva was one of the greatest Jewish sages and teachers of all time. Rabbi Akiva refused to follow the Roman prohibition on teaching the Torah, and so the Roman ordered his execution, and Akiva was flayed alive. We are told that many rabbis were put to death by the Romans, Jesus being one of them.

As Kinky Friedman wrote…..”Lord, they ain’t makin’ Jews like Jesus anymore”.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
April 7, 2023 9:07 am

Just have two categories of sports: Women’s and Open. Done.

Cassie of Sydney
April 7, 2023 9:08 am

“rosiesays:
April 7, 2023 at 8:30 am”

snap Rosie.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 7, 2023 9:08 am

Most Toyotas I have driven and checked with a hand held gps have an actual speed approx 5km/h less than speedo reading. From Hiluxes to the Corollas seems to be the same. I sit 5km/h above the speed limit & have had nil issues with the constabulary.

Crossie
Crossie
April 7, 2023 9:08 am

All this “Voice” will do is empower scum like Langton and entrench an indigenous boyar class that will dictate to us little whities. It will be used everyday to beat, bash and bludgeon non-indigenous, no different to the Jim Crow laws of the US south.

Oh and Marcia, I’m not sorry and I never will be.

Of course the Screech is for the academia indigenous who are salivating at being the new aristocracy. My guess is that those positions will be hereditary as nobody else but their children will be educated enough to assume the power.

I nor most Australians have anything for which to be sorry. During my entire adulthood my taxes have gone to improve the lives of the indigenous and yet they are in a worse state than ever. During this whole time Langton et al were the architects of the schemes, plans and projects so why do we think they will do a better job once they are ennobled into the Screech.

Dot
Dot
April 7, 2023 9:09 am

All cities are multi functional, not realising this is a mark of never having had a real job.

LOL

The controversy boiled over during the Federal Election campaign of March 1990. Liberal Party leader, Andrew Peacock, declared that a future Coalition Government would abandon the project.[10] Peacock shared the “enclave” fears of RSL president Alf Garland and others.[11] The following day, The Australian newspaper ran a headline titled Peacock a ‘danger in the Lodge’.’

The Australian always was a terrible newspaper that hated actual classical liberalism. Let’s not pretend it was anything but an establishment mouthpiece.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 7, 2023 9:09 am

Re seat belt around the neck problems, I try to corral the shoulder belt into the ditch in the middle of my chest. That keeps it away from my neck, but it manages to wiggle out and I have to keep replacing it there. Not ideal. It would be best if, as in the Audi Q5, I could lower the point at which it came out of the car’s side struts. No problem today though as Hairy will be doing the whole drive.

Cassie of Sydney
April 7, 2023 9:10 am

And the lineage of the “Mass” goes directly back to the priestly sacrifice in the Temple.

Tom
Tom
April 7, 2023 9:10 am

How on earth is it right and proper for Samantha Maiden to be reporting on matters surrounding the Higgins/ Lehrmann enquiry.

It’s not. It’s totally unethical.

As a defendant in the Bruce Lehrmann defamation action, Maiden is required to refrain from reporting on both the case and related matters like the government into the Higgins/Lehrmann case.

But, like all leftists, Maiden thinks she’s above the law and that ethics don’t apply to her.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
April 7, 2023 9:12 am

DrBeauGan says:
April 7, 2023 at 7:16 am

Celebrating the arrival of Spring and tying it to a fertility goddess, Eostre, predates Christianity.
Estrogen wasn’t named after springtime.

However Easter is always linked to the Passover, so that date is already defined, even if it turns out slightly different due to the calendars used.

Celebrating two Easters and two Christmases can be tough on the figure, though.

Razey
Razey
April 7, 2023 9:13 am

I get the feeling she is going to a Japanese uni. The rot is fairly pervasive in the west.

Agree with the rot in the West. But if you want to learn something, don’t go to a Japanese uni. It is basically a 4 year holding pen where little learning is required, and failing is not possible. After 4 years a company may pick you up and train you from 0 (which is what they expect).

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 7, 2023 9:13 am

DrBeauGansays:
April 7, 2023 at 9:00 am
The Crucifixion and Resurrection occurs in Spring.

I’ve wondered about that. I don’t know how Jews at the time reckoned months and days or seasons. What evidence is there that the crucifixion happened in springtime? Or that Jesus was born in midwinter? Christmas carols don’t count as evidence.
We can agree that we are talking about the northern hemisphere.

There’s a case for Christmas in July, and some sort of Easter in October. I can’t see either catching on.

I am currently reading a book called ‘The Passion of the Western Mind’ by Richard Tarnas. At the back of the book there is a Chronology from the year 2000 BC to 1989/1990 (the book was published in 1991). In it, the birth of Jesus of Nazareth is given as between 8 and 4 BC. Why not the year zero between BC and AD? Because no one really knows.

Cassie of Sydney
April 7, 2023 9:13 am

” I don’t know how Jews at the time reckoned months and days or seasons.”

You’re losing the plot.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 7, 2023 9:14 am

Basically Jones was a voluble Rain Man autistic who passed himself ofg as an intellectual.

Anyone who’s public persona includes their intelligence is usually insufferable. Looking at you: Dr Karl, Phatty Adams, Boob Carr, Lord Waffleworth, Biggles, the former Mr Kathy Lette and others I have mercifully forgotten.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 7, 2023 9:14 am

shatterzzzsays:
April 7, 2023 at 8:04 am
This will create some 20,000 jobs directly over the next 30 years

So we (as in troughers) have signed a multi billion dollars contract to create, around, 1500 jobs a year over a 30 years period and this is a great outcome? ..
No wonder the country is stuffed! .. FFS!

The only arithmetic that politicians understand relates to the numbers in the party room.

Crossie
Crossie
April 7, 2023 9:15 am

Knuckle Dragger says:
April 7, 2023 at 9:00 am
Hairy wants to stop off at Ned Kelly’s place on the way.
Pentridge?

Ha. I thought of stopping at Glenrowan when coming back from Melbourne with my Swedish visitors last November and then thought nah, they don’t need to know that we idolise a bush ranger.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 7, 2023 9:15 am

That twerp from the ANZ Will Bailey was shilling for the MFP I recall.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 7, 2023 9:15 am

It should have its own wing at the WA Museum.

With Alan Bonds stuffed carcass on display.

Dot
Dot
April 7, 2023 9:18 am

Agree with the rot in the West. But if you want to learn something, don’t go to a Japanese uni. It is basically a 4 year holding pen where little learning is required, and failing is not possible. After 4 years a company may pick you up and train you from 0 (which is what they expect).

Who told you this?

Razey
Razey
April 7, 2023 9:18 am

At this point I think we should do away with ‘womens’ sports. Men competing directly with women makes no sense.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 7, 2023 9:20 am

The Australian always was a terrible newspaper that hated actual classical liberalism. Let’s not pretend it was anything but an establishment mouthpiece.

Agree- Murdoch was always paying mind games with us.

Dot
Dot
April 7, 2023 9:20 am

I don’t know how Jews at the time reckoned … days

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