Open Thread – Tues 11 April 2023


Passage of the Jews through the Red Sea, Ivan Aivazovsky, 1891

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bons
bons
April 14, 2023 9:45 am

An hour spent in Tate Britain exploring Hogarth is thrilling.
He is Dickens and Bab Bee with a brush.

Indolent
Indolent
April 14, 2023 9:47 am
Indolent
Indolent
April 14, 2023 9:49 am
lotocoti
lotocoti
April 14, 2023 9:52 am

One of the tragedies of WW2 was that the A Bomb was developed just a bit too late to be used on Germany. The bastards really deserved it.

By the time most of the faults with the B 29 had been worked out,
there wasn’t much left to be bombed in Krautland.
Nuking one ball in his East Prussian rat hole some time in 1943 could’ve done the trick, but that would’ve required a strike launched from Soviet territory.
A very dodgy proposition.

Crossie
Crossie
April 14, 2023 9:53 am

Here’s the Twiggster in some of Quant’s gear – not sure why one of the sneakers’ soles is almost twice the height of the other.Here’s the Twiggster in some of Quant’s gear – not sure why one of the sneakers’ soles is almost twice the height of the other.

Rabz, they are the same height, the angle of the shoe and the light gives it a different impression.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 14, 2023 9:54 am

Kind of hard to have much sympathy for people who want to continue to retire on a government pension at 62 instead of 64.

cohenite
April 14, 2023 9:55 am

Body language of the skank who ruined Bud beer; what a lunatic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjfAb5nSBMU

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 14, 2023 9:56 am

Hi Cassie
Still looking, found this on the way:

Among one million Polish soldiers fighting the Germans in September 1939, 13 percent (130,000) were Polish Jews, who fought in all branches of Polish Armed Forces.

It’s a reasonable assumption that 13% were Officers, so, if your claim of 8% jewish casualties is correct, so is my post that the NKVD killers separated the Jews out.
They just weren’t thorough enough.

Dot
Dot
April 14, 2023 9:56 am
cohenite
April 14, 2023 9:56 am

And this guy could clean up Alice Springs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0PHqXb5VLE

Outstanding.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2023 9:57 am

Hallward earlier …
“Hitler saved us from totalitarianism.”

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 14, 2023 9:58 am

To the cohort of youth who are sadly running the town instilling fear and intimidation go and learn something (anything) about your culture or f*** off back to your home communities. We the Arrernte people do not want you here.

Sounds like aboriginal dysfunction is much like not real Socialism.

Dot
Dot
April 14, 2023 9:59 am

US arrests suspect behind leak of Pentagon documents

Jack Teixeira, 21-year-old US air national guardsman, is believed to have led online group where classified files appeared

Who is Jack Teixeira, the man arrested over Pentagon files leak?

Julian Borger in Washington, Manisha Ganguly in London and Adam Gabbatt in New York
Fri 14 Apr 2023 07.38 AEST
First published on Fri 14 Apr 2023 04.53 AEST

The FBI has arrested a 21-year-old air national guardsman in Massachusetts suspected of being responsible for the leak of US classified defence documents that laid bare military secrets and upset Washingon’s relations with key allies.

???

Suspect? Seems a bit weird letting such a lowly ranked, unqualified, unvetted reservist to have such access to information!

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
April 14, 2023 10:00 am

As someone noted yesterday, the longer they’re around the more chance there is of some lunatics using them.

See for example Russia, China and those medieval morons in Iran.

If anyone will initiate a first strike, it will be the U.S.

1. They have the most to lose in regards to political and financial power versus the up and coming BRICS agreement.

2. The U.S. is still the only country to this day that has ever actually used a nuclear strike on an enemy.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
April 14, 2023 10:00 am

The Biden 10-Step Plan for Global Chaos

Our enemies do not fear us, our allies judge us unreliable, and neutrals assume America is in descent and too dangerous to join.

By Victor Davis Hanson

Why is French President Emmanuel Macron cozying up to China while trashing his oldest ally, the United States?

Why is there suddenly talk of discarding the dollar as the global currency?

Why are Japan and India shrugging that they cannot follow the United States’ lead in boycotting Russian oil?

Why is the president of Brazil traveling to China to pursue what he calls a “beautiful relationship”?

Why is Israel suddenly facing attacks from its enemies in all directions?

What happened to Turkey? Why is it threatening fellow NATO member Greece? Is it still a NATO ally, a mere neutral, or a de facto enemy?

Why are there suddenly nonstop Chinese threats toward Taiwan?

Why did Saudi Arabia conclude a new pact with Iran, its former archenemy?

Why is Egypt sending rockets to Russia to be used in Ukraine?

Since when did the Russians talk nonstop about the potential use of a tactical nuclear weapon?

Why is Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador bragging that millions of Mexicans have entered the United States, most of them illegally? And why is he interfering in U.S. elections by urging his expatriates to vote for Democrats?

Why and how, in just two years, have a confused and often incoherent Joe Biden and his team created such global chaos?

Let us answer by listing 10 ways by which America lost all deterrence.

1) Joe Biden abruptly pulled all U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

2) The Biden Administration allowed a Chinese high-altitude spy balloon to traverse the continental United States, spying on key American military installations.

3) In March 2021, at an Anchorage, Alaska mini-summit, Chinese diplomats unleashed a relentless barrage at their stunned and mostly silent American counterparts. They lectured the timid Biden Administration diplomats about American toxicity and hypocrisy.

4) In June 2021, in response to Russian cyber-attacks against the United States, Biden meekly asked Putin to at least make off-limits certain critical American infrastructure.

5) When asked what he would do if Russia invaded Ukraine, Biden replied that the reaction would depend on whether the Russians conducted a “minor incursion.”

6) Between 2021 and 2022, Joe Biden serially insulted and bragged that he would not meet Muhammad bin Salman, the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, and one of our oldest and most valuable allies in the Middle East.

7) For much of 2021, the Biden Administration made it known that it was eager and ready to offer concessions to re-enter the dangerous Iran nuclear deal—at a time when Iran has joined China and Russia in a new geostrategic partnership.

8) Almost immediately upon inauguration, the administration moved the United States away from Israel, restored financial aid to radical Palestinians, and both publicly and privately alienated the current Netanyahu government.

9) In serial fashion, Biden stopped all construction on the border wall and opened the border. He made it known that illegal aliens were welcome to enter the United States unlawfully. Some 6-7 million did. He reinstated “catch and release.” And he did nothing about the Mexican cartel importation of fentanyl that has recently killed over 100,000 Americans per year.

10) In the last two years, the Pentagon has embarked on a woke agenda. The army is short by 15,000 in its annual recruitment quota. The defense budget has not kept up with inflation. One of the greatest intelligence leaks in U.S. history just occurred from the Pentagon.

This list of these self-inflicted disasters could be easily expanded.

But the examples explain well enough why our emboldened enemies do not fear us, our triangulating allies judge us unreliable, and calculating neutrals assume America is in descent and too dangerous to join.

Yet without America, the result is a new Chinese order in which, to quote the historian Thucydides, “the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.”

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 14, 2023 10:01 am

Hi Cassie
Still looking, found this on the way:

The Groogling never stops.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 14, 2023 10:04 am

Nuking one ball in his East Prussian rat hole some time in 1943 could’ve done the trick, but that would’ve required a strike launched from Soviet territory.
A very dodgy proposition.

1) the commies would have grabbed the aircraft, crew and nuke.
2)If they didn’t, the B-29 in 1943 would likely not have made it to the target regardless of the efforts of the Luftwaffe because of engine failures and/or fires.
When Bill Bridgeman, Douglas test pilot got the job of flying the D-558 Skyrocket (The US Navy equivalent of the Bell X-1, which most people don’t know about) one of his friends was very concerned about the danger. Not from the Skyrocket but the B-29 carrier aircraft. “Those damn things catch fire all the time”.

The B-29, for all its expense in treasure and blood, was an utter failure at its intended high altitude precision bombing mission so LeMay switched to burning Japanese cities at night with incendiaries dropped from low altitude.

Dot
Dot
April 14, 2023 10:04 am

https://www.acsh.org/news/2018/04/17/bee-apocalypse-was-never-real-heres-why-12851

I am getting so sick of Hanwa shilling their ridiculous solar bee hive idea on You Tube. It’s total bullshit!

The overall population of honeybees in the US, Canada and Europe has held steady or increased slightly since the widespread adoption of neonics in the 1990s. The US honeybee population hit a 22-year high in 2016, according to the figures released by the USDA before dipping slightly last year, and globally are at an all-time high.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 14, 2023 10:05 am

“Hitler saved us from totalitarianism.”

This is correct.
The Wehrmacht destroyed the cream of the Red Army in 1941/42, had Operation Barbarossa not happened, the Soviet Union woulda overrun Europe from Denmark to Portugal that year.
See Suvorov for the detail.

Dot
Dot
April 14, 2023 10:06 am

Serious Graeme Bird vibes here.

Cassie of Sydney
April 14, 2023 10:07 am

“It’s a reasonable assumption that 13% were Officers, so, if your claim of 8% jewish casualties is correct, so is my post that the NKVD killers separated the Jews out.
They just weren’t thorough enough.”

Keep reading the Protocols Eddy

Dot
Dot
April 14, 2023 10:09 am

How on earth is this real?

https://twitter.com/ArielleScarcell/status/1234266938743746561

“Genital preferences are ‘transphobic’”

Now you have sex with that mutilated body of the born sex you’re not attracted to, you bigot!

calli
calli
April 14, 2023 10:11 am

Thanks cohenite. I’m not entirely convinced by the “body language” angle explaining everything about a person, but who and what she is becomes very clear as she speaks.

This is a thirty nine year old woman who has taken on the persona of her “professional coach” who clearly and by her own admission, comes from a dysfunctional family. She has discarded her roots to be mentored by a nutter.

And Budweiser employed her.

Professional coaching or mentoring is important, particularly if something has gone off the rails and needs a different approach. You have to be very very careful who you choose though.

C.L.
C.L.
April 14, 2023 10:14 am

Angry Abo Noel Pearson called Queensland Labor minister a “f–cking white c–t.”

C.L.
C.L.
April 14, 2023 10:14 am

Female Labor minister.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 14, 2023 10:17 am

They just weren’t thorough enough.”

Keep reading the Protocols Eddy

Yeah, I might make that a bit clearer.
Jewish Officers in the Polish Army were probably >13%.
So, the NKVD killers killed 8% of the 22,000 victims at Katyn Forest in error.
Stalin probably had the gunmen shot afterwards anyway and those killers shot too.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 14, 2023 10:19 am

Ha! Neil deGrasse Tyson has been copping a proverbial flogging. The arrogant bastard probably regrets going on the show.

Suck sh*t, wanker.

———

The HighWire with Del Bigtree:

Last week’s interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson went viral, with cuts of the interview garnering millions of views on social media, and even making it onto America’s most-watched Mainstream News Network; Award-winning Musician Dedicates Music Proceeds to the COVID Vaccine-injured; Jefferey Jaxen Reports on the gender transition pipeline in Schools and hospitals, the failing Green Agenda, and Mouse Study Emerges Suggesting Spike Protein distributes Throughout the Body; The Father and Brother of Julian Assange, a journalist jailed for 4 years in ‘UK’s Guantanamo Bay,’ are fighting for his freedom; Finally, new science reaffirms early treatments and will save millions of lives, if it isn’t suppressed.
Guests: Brad Skistimas/Five Times August, Ernesto Ramirez, John Shipton, Gabriel Shipton, Dr. Pierre Kory

Show starts @5:12
Jaxen report @ 45:00

Episode 315: FIGHT OF THE FATHERS

MatrixTransform
April 14, 2023 10:22 am

(4 years, 11 months, 13 days)

4 years, 11 months, 14 days

Crossie
Crossie
April 14, 2023 10:22 am

cohenite says:
April 14, 2023 at 9:55 am
Body language of the skank who ruined Bud beer; what a lunatic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjfAb5nSBMU

Somebody actually appointed this person a VP when she is a complete mess. The Anheiser Busch board are liable for her mistakes.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 14, 2023 10:23 am

Pearson’s been race baiting for close to 30 years now. Very much a 90s Keating person. ‘They are racist scum’ sort of thing.

Crossie
Crossie
April 14, 2023 10:24 am

It’s mid-April yet it’s cold enough to be mid-June. Ah, the joys of global warming.

Roger
Roger
April 14, 2023 10:26 am

Noel Pearson called Queensland Labor minister a “f–cking white c–t.”

She ain’t Robinson Crusoe on that score.

Pearson and his brother call it “bombing.”

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 14, 2023 10:28 am

To be fair, you could probably pick any 39yo woman living in New York out of the Marketing department of and FMCG multinational and they would be exactly the same. Which may or may not be a good thing.

C.L.
C.L.
April 14, 2023 10:28 am

It would be smart for the Liberals to resurrect that Pearson quote and send it out to work.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 14, 2023 10:30 am

Guess there’s a lot of OPM in race baiting. Working at a real job out of the question for such people. Odious.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 14, 2023 10:31 am

The Landcruiser rubber hitting the road now. Youse white c**nts.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 14, 2023 10:33 am

Concerning the Pentagon Leaks. If and a bloody big IF, the 21 yo actually leaked them and just wasn’t the administrator of a gaming forum then the Security people will be in deep doo doo. How does a part time Air National Guardsman have access to such info. If it was hacked, what poor data protection protocols are in place. He never would have been in a position to see the material in the first place. OG is supposed to be the one responsible. I reckon OG will not be found and the young guy hung out to dry. More like Deep State at work wanting out of Ukeland and Pedo Joe gone. Please don’t think this as a conspiracy theory coz just about every conspiracy theory has been proved correct lately except for chemtrails, lizard people and electronic Cathedrals.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 14, 2023 10:36 am

If it’s not dismissed as a conspiracy theory I’m not interested. Except nanowrigglers of course.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 14, 2023 10:37 am

Pearson and his brother call it “bombing.”

I reply in kind these days – fortunately, I have yet to encounter an Aborigine, who speaks Afrikaans..

Roger
Roger
April 14, 2023 10:37 am

It would be smart for the Liberals to resurrect that Pearson quote and send it out to work.

I understand a former minister in the Abbott government has a recording of Pearson in full flight.

Pearson was informed the conversation, which took place in the minister’s office, was being recorded.

Speedbox
April 14, 2023 10:38 am

calli says:
April 14, 2023 at 9:25 am
Of course there are dark aspects to Japanese culture, but they are hard to find. No culture is perfect and some are better than others in hiding away unsavoury characters and habits.

Mrs Speedbox often says that if you go looking for trouble, you’ll always find it. But in some places, it’s easier to find than others.

Black Ball
Black Ball
April 14, 2023 10:38 am

Tony Jones filling in for Nanny Mitchell had Sussan Ley on. She is part of some org about opposing Teh Voice from what I gathered. Australia Day of course will be targeted but Ley also mentioned Anzac Day.
In what capacity would remain to be seen but that would be the death knell for Teh Voice referendum and Albo as a result, if black fellas interfered with what is the true national remembrance.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2023 10:38 am

The overall population of honeybees in the US, Canada and Europe has held steady or increased slightly since the widespread adoption of neonics in the 1990s.

Fake news.
It is blow-flies identifying as bees.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 14, 2023 10:43 am

The Australian left has been out to destroy Anzac Day for decades. Exhibit A – ‘the one day of the year ‘ and of course the ABC devoted an entire episode of certain wimmim to attacking it.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 14, 2023 10:45 am

Original claim…

Ed Casesays:
I did read that the NKVD killers spared the jewish Officers.

The scuttle back/limited hangout position..

It’s a reasonable assumption that 13% were Officers, so, if your claim of 8% jewish casualties is correct, so is my post that the NKVD killers separated the Jews out.

Before the adoption of the “if only Yatchick Stalin-berg knew” line of fantasy rears its head, like a brain damaged meerkat with IBS.

It’s a reasonable assumption that 13% were Officers, so, if your claim of 8% jewish casualties is correct, so is my post that the NKVD killers separated the Jews out.
They just weren’t thorough enough.”

Conscription of Jewish people didnt start till 1920’s.
This would go a long way to explaining the lower officer numbers.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042816316901/pdf?md5=3fe6d56dfd2bac3d6cdef6ff654af9c3&pid=1-s2.0-S1877042816316901-main.pdf

Ed-Mengle can tapdance in mummies skin suit away from this one??

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
April 14, 2023 10:46 am

Trump’s ‘America First’ our last hope

Biden: History’s true monster

By Charles Hurt – The Washington Times – Thursday, April 13, 2023

Whatever you think of Donald Trump, he is a smart businessman, and he is perhaps the shrewdest political observer of our time.

Sure, he’s had business failures. But one thing is true about all successful businessmen: They can tell you all night long about all their failures.

They just don’t dwell on them.

Sure, Mr. Trump has endured his political setbacks. But that is the burden of being a Party of One. He is willing to talk about things and pursue a popular agenda that threatens and terrifies the entire established political power structure.

Anyway, show me one politician anywhere in the world who spent his first seven decades as a businessman and then decides to become a politician in his 70s and right away wins the presidency.

Better yet, go back to all the interviews Mr. Trump did 10, 20, 30 years ago talking about politics.

The dude is clairvoyant when it comes to politics. The dude has a sixth sense. It’s why the powerful political set hates him so much.

Go back and listen to the interviews former shock jock radio host Howard Stern conducted with Mr. Trump before Mr. Stern became a toothless corporate lapdog of the Democratic Party. Mr. Trump’s criticism of foreign trade, the Iraq War and illegal immigration was the same 20 years ago as it is today.

Even back then — as today — Mr. Trump was just as conservative as he was willing to attack the Republican Party. Again, this is why they despise him.

Mr. Trump’s interview earlier this week with Tucker Carlson was Mr. Trump at his very best. He was the shrewd, wise, fearless visionary in a land of dangerous, infantile, ideological lunatics.

As Mr. Carlson said, Mr. Trump is once again talking about things no other politicians are talking about.

Just like in 2016.

Specifically, Mr. Trump sounded the alarm on the grave and gathering threats around the world that threaten the very existence of our country. Grave and gathering threats entirely — and perhaps intentionally — created or invited by the Biden administration.

In two short years, President Biden has managed to undermine American energy production, turned the Taliban into the largest arms dealer the world has ever seen, started a war in Ukraine, aligned our two biggest enemies into a confederacy against us, wrecked the U.S. dollar as the world’s currency, and brought us closer to a nuclear war with Russia than at any point in history.

None of these things happened during Mr. Trump’s presidency because of his lucid, statesmanlike approach to our allies and our enemies around the world.

Most importantly, none of these things happened under Mr. Trump’s presidency because Mr. Trump was guided by a clear, forceful “American First” agenda.

If the Trump Doctrine was “America First,” the Biden Doctrine is “America Last.” Or perhaps “Hunter First” or “Biden Family First.”

After all, Mr. Biden — aka “the Big Guy” — is the kingpin of a sprawling political corruption syndicate that stretches from China to Ukraine and all points in between.

What is particularly amazing about this is that Mr. Trump just fell off the turnip truck in terms of his Washington foreign policy chops. He just arrived on the scene and, after witnessing 40 years of failure at the border, thought it might be a good idea to engage the government of Mexico and threaten to cut off foreign aid if they didn’t stop the flow of illegals coming across the border into the United States.

It worked, of course. Yet nobody in Washington ever thought to try that. Or, if they did, they did not implement it because they were afraid it might work.

After all, Democrats need their indentured voters, Republicans want their indentured workers, and everybody in Washington is afraid to lose a powerful issue that makes them lots of money.

But Mr. Biden is the supreme foreign policy expert in all of Washington. He is — and this is not an exaggeration — an even greater foreign policy expert than John Kerry himself.

Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Global mastermind. Mr. Biden has been on every war council of every war since Vietnam. President Barack Obama picked him as vice president because he was such an expert on foreign policy.

Yet no president in history has done more to wreck the world — and America’s standing in it — than Mr. Biden. And he managed to do it in just two years.

The only silver lining here is that Mr. Biden’s disastrous handling of world affairs has highlighted for those clinging to a reality that Donald Trump really was the wisest, most stable statesman to be president in the past 40 years.

Chris
Chris
April 14, 2023 10:46 am

Pearson and his brother call it “bombing.”

I reply in kind these days – fortunately, I have yet to encounter an Aborigine, who speaks Afrikaans..

Voetsek, man!
Tom Wolfe called it in ‘Mau-Mauing The Flak Catchers’

Winston Smith
April 14, 2023 10:46 am

Dover Beach:

The Russians had by that stage been fighting for 4 years. They were, near the end of ’41, on the verge of being annihilated by the Germans that gave no quarter to women or children let alone captured soldiers. They had been invaded by Germans twice within the space of three decades and on both occasions had lost millions of people as a result. I’m not sure anyone on the Continent can brag about their reputations.

Damn straight – my attitude to Europe is that it should be walled off and they can talk to us in 1,000 years when they become civilised in their treatment of each other. The same with Africa and Asia. The problem, of course, is that they won’t and like the one family in a small town that is the focus of criminality, the fighting just keeps breaking out and sucking in the rest of us.
The Ukraine being the latest example. With China eyeing it all off and thinking of how they can benefit on their way to their Destiny of Rulers of Mankind.
Sometimes I despair. Other times I just wish they’d get it over and done with.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2023 10:49 am

Miltonfsays:

April 14, 2023 at 10:43 am

The Australian left has been out to destroy Anzac Day for decades. Exhibit A – ‘the one day of the year ‘ and of course the ABC devoted an entire episode of certain wimmim to attacking it.

Remember the small groups of lardy spiky-hairs who turned up to Anzac Day marches, probably in the 80’s and 90’s?
“Women Against Rape in War”.
I always wondered if that meant they were OK with rape in peacetime.

Winston Smith
April 14, 2023 10:53 am

Dot:

They wouldn’t dare. Parliament chooses monarchs if it wants to and it also chooses their religion.

Three years ago, Dot, you could have said that with some authority.
Now the velvet glove is off and our Parliaments do as they bloody well please and to Hell with the peasant class.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 14, 2023 10:55 am

Compare the reason given for the sacred sacredness of the sacred…
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-04-14/indigenous-custodians-of-minninup-pool-protest-tourism-plan/102217942
Custodian Phil Ugle Jnr said Minninup Pool, a registered Aboriginal site, could be compared to a holy site.

“If you could compare it to a church and a cemetery, or heaven, that’s our place where we do our ceremonies, and feel close to our God and our loved ones that we lost,” he said.

“We believe we take the spirit of our dead and place them there with our creator, so that’s why it’s so significant.”

..
With the grab for the project buried near the end.

Because everyone wants to tur their holy site into an eco-resort.

Mr Ugle said his family had been been consulted about a broader project to upgrade facilities at Minninup Pool, but they had withdrawn that support because of their concerns.

He said news of a separate private eco-tourism project had taken him by surprise and that any such venture should be undertaken by custodians.

Im sure a trojan voice will reconcile the positions.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 14, 2023 10:57 am

The ALPCBC change the date movement has some work to do with Teh Paywallian Media Diary reporting that only 3 worker bees opted to take a different day to Australia Day as leave this year, contrary to all their stories which commence like clockwork while the Christmas decorations are up.

Winston Smith
April 14, 2023 10:57 am

Dot:

Maybe he and his newly elevated Queen Camilla can form a syncretic version of gnosticism and vampiric late 19th century romanticism.

Perhaps sticking with Christianity would be simpler, Dot.
Nevertheless I gave you a few upticks for your imagination.
🙂

calli
calli
April 14, 2023 10:58 am

If Biden is as demented as the flood of videos show, then every single world leader knows it. And none have said a word.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 14, 2023 11:00 am

Yes I do Sancho. Marxist lesbians brought to you be Arts faculties around the nation. I remember a particular disgusting display at the Shrine in 1984. Uni, lezzo filth.

Dot
Dot
April 14, 2023 11:02 am
Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 14, 2023 11:04 am

Federal Energy Minister Chris Bowen is “deeply concerned” by delays on the Snowy Hydro 2.0 energy project, as it can be revealed a tunnel boring machine halted in its tracks since December resumed drilling briefly this month before stopping again.

Shitweasel is so “deeply concerned” that he’s playing the big politics cards:

“He was very concerned in particular that the delay was hidden before the election despite the fact that the previous minister and Snowy Management were aware the project was behind time.

Fun Facts:

• Florence, the stuck TBM, was commissioned in March 2022;

• Florence’s job is to bore the main 16km headrace tunnel from Tantangara Reservoir to the inclined shaft leading to the turbine hall;

• In September 2022, after only ~150m of tunnelling, Florence became stuck in soft ground conditions that it is technically unable to penetrate;

• Shitweasel was Minister in September 2022;

• Florence is still stuck, while contractors drill and grout the soft and friable ground around and ahead of the TBM to allow: a) the TBM to cut and advance; and b) support to be set;

• From a geotechnical perspective, it is incomprehensible that the ground conditions at the start of the tunnel came as a surprise. Near surface geology is classic ‘Bandit Country’ for any form of excavation – but particularly so for a highly specialised and inflexible TBM.

• These risk issues were identified in the SH2.0 feasibility study. You would expect a huge amount of drilling (including a longreach axial hole) to identify and fix incompetent ground issues before setting off.
But apparently not.

• Snowy Hydro is arguably the epitome of Australian GOC awfulness;

• Snowy Hydro 2.0 is Miserable Ghost’s NBN.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
April 14, 2023 11:06 am

The Full Surveillance Power of the U.S. Govt Could Not Find the Classified Intel Leaker, But the Media Did…

April 13, 2023 – Sundance

Sometimes the obvious answers are in the reality of the obvious part that few pay attention to.

According to the original outline, as presented by the Washington Post last night [Original Story Here], the full surveillance and intelligence power of the United States government was unable to locate the source of the largest leak of U.S. classified intelligence in a decade, but some journalists found a teenager in his mom’s basement with all the answers. This is the story, and they are sticking to it.

I’ve been in enough rabbit holes created by the silos of the intelligence community to know when not to enter one.

First things first, what silo uses the Washington Post?

We all should know by now the same three-letter operators in charge of the Amazon Cloud Service, are the same three-letter operators who use the PR firm known as the Washington Post.

Why the intelligence people from inside the CIA/NSA silo wanted to exploit the teenage gamer with a connection to an intelligence leaker, as the preferred narrative is unknown. However, the DHS details provided in the intelligence community follow-up through the New York Times does provide some clues.

There it is again….

The CIA, DoD, NSA, FBI, DHS and all of the combined systems of the United States intelligence apparatus, the kind that can isolate your location through the mirrored image on a WaWa CCTV camera in Podunk, Mississippi, could not find the 21-year-old originating leaker who was posting details, images and classified data for months in a chat room online.

But the Washington Post and New York Times can isolate, locate, interview, record, broadcast and then name the suspect within 12 hours….

Okay. Gotcha!… and now the government will talk to young Mr. Jack Teixeira about his endeavors. Got it.

I have been in these intelligence creations, and we have traveled into the rabbit hole of their intelligence storylines long enough to spot one when it surfaces.

My gut hunch… Two issues.

The first is the obvious;

the USG was cool with the leaked information because it formed the baseline for a geopolitical change in direction, a pivot away from the quagmire they created in Ukraine. This part is obvious, because if that wasn’t the case the leak cleanup operation would have been silent. The collective IC would have just traced the origin, destroyed the information, pulled in the participants and black-holed the entire mess.

The fact the IC engineered a media narrative for it, pushing the leak story into the mainstream cycle, says the IC had a motive to promote the leak narrative.

Second,

the gaming “sector” has always been a thorn in the side of those who seek to control communication and conduct surveillance therein. They are already in social media platforms, but the gaming platforms were not exploited to scale. The USG has now established a baseline to enter that sphere of communication and networking and begin formal operations in the gaming platforms.

Still, anytime the U.S. Intelligence Community is involved, it is always best practice to watch and remain out of the hole.

The only question you really need to ask yourself is, what aspect of my liberty does this intelligence operation support the removal of?

After all… if only we had the Restrict Act in place, then none of this classified information surfacing on social media would be such a concern, right? Right?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
April 14, 2023 11:08 am
JMH
JMH
April 14, 2023 11:11 am
lotocoti
lotocoti
April 14, 2023 11:12 am

Debased systems produce debased soldiers.

Free French colonial troops in Italy could’ve taught the Red Army
a thing or two about rape and pillage.

Winston Smith
April 14, 2023 11:12 am

Bruce O’Nuke:

China plans to accelerate the approval of new coal mines and fast track the construction of already approved mines to support its baseload energy supply during demand spikes, Liang Changxin, an official from the National Energy Administration (NEA), said on Wednesday.
Peak energy demand is expected to exceed 1.36 billion kilowatts this summer, representing a “significant increase on last year”, Liang added.

It would be interesting to see if the “Chinese economic miracle” has been performed on the back of cheap coal powered energy. Are there ‘reliable’ records on the cost to the consumer of Chinese power?
I ask this because what would happen to growth in Australia if power prices had remained at the point they were at in say, the 70’s? (OK, add in inflation but not the regulatory cost of the increase.)
The point I think I’m trying to discover is why is the Australian economy in such a parlous state and what is the reason for it? At the moment I can only think it is due solely to piss poor government decisions for the last fifty years.

Crossie
Crossie
April 14, 2023 11:16 am

calli says:
April 14, 2023 at 10:58 am
If Biden is as demented as the flood of videos show, then every single world leader knows it. And none have said a word.

Biden is one of them, that’s why. They had no problem huddling against Trump and laughing about him. Trump, the insolent outsider, had the nerve to tell them a few home truths – unforgivable. Biden will not tell them any truths or even anything cogent.

C.L.
C.L.
April 14, 2023 11:18 am

Glenn Greenwald has a series of contemptuous tweets about the NYT and WaPo hunting down the leaker and handing him over to the FBI.

Journalism.

And the Dobbs leaker? Still can’t find him.

Meanwhile, in the neocon-deranged national daily today, an editorial that calls Edward Snowden – the man who gave up everything to reveal America was illegally spying on its own citizens and ratting on its allies (as it clearly still is) – a “traitor.”

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 14, 2023 11:18 am

Looks like The Australian have identified Noel Pearson as the weak link in the Yes juggernaut and are looking to take him out.

I can see no reason why Peter Dutton would give them any assistance in such a grubby political move.

It’s an internal Labor Party issue, let them deal with it.

My opinion, Noel Pearson is an [unwitting] asset for the No case.

Crossie
Crossie
April 14, 2023 11:20 am

Dot says:
April 14, 2023 at 11:02 am
I don’t even care anymore.

Giant Asteroid 2024.

Something for Elon Musk to aim at.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 14, 2023 11:22 am

Free French colonial troops in Italy could’ve taught the Red Army
a thing or two about rape and pillage.

Not sure about that, by 1945 those troops were mostly Asian minorities from the Far East and Tartars.
Free French colonials were Senegalese.
Franco also used Black African troops to terrorise Spanish civilians during the Civil War.

Crossie
Crossie
April 14, 2023 11:22 am

The point I think I’m trying to discover is why is the Australian economy in such a parlous state and what is the reason for it? At the moment I can only think it is due solely to piss poor government decisions for the last fifty years.

Winston, I also remember the unions making a lot of trouble at the time that manufacturers found it easier to set up in Asia where they were not bothered by them and could plan on the actual cost of production.

Kneel
Kneel
April 14, 2023 11:23 am

“Gutfeld is outstanding.”

Yes – gives everyone a hard time.
And laughs with them when they give it back.
Anti-woke attitude – not “you said a mean thing, I demand you apologise!”, but instead “that’s mean – and funny as hell!”

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 14, 2023 11:24 am

Is this Duk? Similar story.

———

Avi:

14 Apr 2023
A former army doctor who won his case and a truck driver facing DECADES in jail share their legal battles after participating in the Freedom Convoy to Canberra.

Federal Police CAUGHT ON CAMERA fabricating evidence

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 14, 2023 11:28 am

Dot

SMOD for 2024??

(I like that site- so life affirming)

The former stripper-turned-influencer
Whore, darling, you are a whore.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 14, 2023 11:30 am

The Australian “exposed” Noel Pearson’s nasty temper a few years back, while he was recovering from major surgery.

After that he took to wearing a Trilby, possibly indicating head surgery.
His personality shouldn’t become the issue, though.

No doubt The Aussie has another Aboriginal “Spokesperson” ready for showtime.
Either Gay or Lezzo, take your pick.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 14, 2023 11:31 am

“Women Against Rape in War”.

As one veteran asked “Are there Women for Rape in War?:

Winston Smith
April 14, 2023 11:32 am

Calli:

Takabuti was also a redhead. And she was murdered.

That’s appalling.
Murdering someone for the colour of their hair?
(I only mention this because our family suffers from Kangaroo Redhead Syndrome. Every second parent and sibling is a redhead.)
🙂

Dot
Dot
April 14, 2023 11:32 am

God, SMOD, community & family.

Does this mean I am basically a Cthulhu cultist now?

Real Deal
Real Deal
April 14, 2023 11:32 am

Psays:
April 14, 2023 at 9:26 am
DOES THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND NEED EVANGELICALS?
by Carl R. Trueman
4 . 13 . 23

That is a great article, P. Any Christian- particularly Anglicans need to read Trueman. I think he is one of the best minds on modern culture. His “Strange New Worlds” book is a must read.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 14, 2023 11:34 am

Ed Casesays:
April 14, 2023 at 9:56 am
Hi Cassie
Still looking, found this on the way:

Among one million Polish soldiers fighting the Germans in September 1939, 13 percent (130,000) were Polish Jews, who fought in all branches of Polish Armed Forces.

It’s a reasonable assumption that 13% were Officers, so, if your claim of 8% jewish casualties is correct, so is my post that the NKVD killers separated the Jews out.
They just weren’t thorough enough.

Grandpa Ed Simpson

An alternative possibility is that, when it was clear that the campaign was lost, the Jewish officers had a greater incentive to join the many Poles who escaped to the west, to continue the war from there. This would have reduced the percentage among those captured.

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
April 14, 2023 11:35 am

From Westprint Maps.

Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end the faster it goes.

bons
bons
April 14, 2023 11:35 am

Is Hienerscheld (Bud Light) Adern’s twin.
She sure looks like it appearance and mannerisms.
Oh and a similar degree of stupid.
Another candidate to work with Willie of the degenerate Windsors?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 14, 2023 11:37 am

Not sure about that, by 1945 those troops were mostly Asian minorities from the Far East and Tartars.
Free French colonials were Senegalese.

Bullshit, There were three divisions of French Colonial troops, drawn from the Army of Africa, made up of Moroccans and Algerians, who earned a fearful reputation for rape and slaughter after the Battle of Monte Cassino.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 14, 2023 11:39 am

God, SMOD, community & family.

Does this mean I am basically a Cthulhu cultist now?

/Evangelism intensifies..

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 14, 2023 11:40 am

There were many Jews who considered themselves both good Poles and good Jews and demonstrated loyalty toward Poland, assisting Poles during brutal Soviet occupation. Among Polish officers killed by the NKVD in 1940 in the Katy? massacre there were 500–600 Jews*, …

Wiki
* I’d say Wikipedia is a better source here, it says 600 died at Katyn Forest, which is 2.7%, not 8%.
What’s the origin of your 8% figure, Cassie of Sydney?

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
April 14, 2023 11:41 am

President Biden (who is not senile, no siree honestly he ain’t) upon arrival in the UK is met by Rishi Sunak (the UKPM), brushes him aside (after all, he’s jest another coloured folk) to swap salutes & greetings with an important looking uniformed type

A later tweet links to slightly higher res video. To my eye, he spent 4 seconds [0:14-0:18] shaking Sunak’s hand before brushing him aside, but then he spent 10 seconds [0:19-0:29] shaking hands with the military-looking guy.
So it’s a bit of both.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 14, 2023 11:44 am

An alternative possibility is that, when it was clear that the campaign was lost, the Jewish officers had a greater incentive to join the many Poles who escaped to the west, to continue the war from there. This would have reduced the percentage among those captured.

The Nazis had already taken Western Poland, Cletus.

Roger
Roger
April 14, 2023 11:45 am

To my eye, he spent 4 seconds [0:14-0:18] shaking Sunak’s hand before brushing him aside, but then he spent 10 seconds [0:19-0:29] shaking hands with the military-looking guy.

What are the odds he thought the military chap was King Charles?

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 14, 2023 11:46 am

Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc

Dementia Myths
13TH APRIL 2023

Dementia is now said to be the commonest cause of death among the elderly. This is nonsense. The commonest causes of death among the elderly are a) untreated pneumonia b) starvation and dehydration because food and water have been withheld.

Here are some more facts about dementia – taken from my book The Dementia Myth. ‘The diagnosis, treatment and reporting of dementia is a massive and previously unrecognised scandal. The staggering fact is that most cases of dementia could probably be cured in a week or two – maybe a little longer with some patients. Anyone who says otherwise is either woefully misinformed or a drug company mouthpiece.

Around the world there are estimated to be around 50 million people suffering from dementia – though this figure is probably on the low side. One half of all the patients admitted to nursing homes are said to be suffering from dementia of one sort or another.

Millions of patients who have been diagnosed with dementia are being looked after by their families. Many family members have had to abandon their jobs and their normal lives in order to find the necessary time to provide care for their loved ones. Millions more patients have been dumped in hospitals and nursing homes where they sit or lie, waiting to die.

No one knows how many millions of as yet undiagnosed individuals are struggling to cope with dementia, either alone or with the help of relatives, friends and neighbours.

The commonest diagnosis for all these patients is Alzheimer’s disease. It is widely reputed that two thirds of patients with dementia are suffering from Alzheimer’s. Indeed, Alzheimer’s has in many countries become the default diagnosis. If a patient has dementia then they will be assumed to be suffering from Alzheimer’s and little or no effort will be made to find any other diagnosis. The drug companies, the big charities, the media and even some doctors seem to promote the view that the words `dementia’ and `Alzheimer’s’ are pretty well interchangeable.

The prognosis for those diagnosed as suffering from Alzheimer’s disease is a gloomy one for, despite many promises, there is still no cure for this disease, nor is there any sign of a cure on the horizon. Drug companies have produced a number of prescription only drugs recommended for use with Alzheimer patients and alternative health care practitioners produce new remedies on an almost daily basis.

Despite all the promotion given to Alzheimer’s disease, there is however, clear evidence that many so-called dementia sufferers who have been diagnosed as suffering from Alzheimer’s disease have been misdiagnosed. They are suffering from something quite different and could be cured – often completely and frequently within weeks or even days.

This short book is intended simply to draw attention to this scandal and to provide pointers for those who feel that a loved one may have been misdiagnosed. My aim is not to provide a comprehensive guide to any of the diseases which cause dementia but, rather, to offer direction for those who might otherwise be led into a fateful diagnosis when other more hopeful possibilities might exist.

Some patients who have dementia will, of course, have Alzheimer’s disease, and will be incurable. But if just one patient can be rescued from a faulty diagnosis and returned to an active, productive life then writing this book will have been well worthwhile.’

Taken from Dementia Myth by Vernon Coleman, now available as a paperback and an eBook on Amazon. Dementia Myth explains why and how dementia is misdiagnosed – and describes the three diseases (vitamin B12 deficiency, normal pressure hydrocephalus and the overprescribing of tranquillisers) which are most commonly mistaken for Alzheimer’s disease.

Dementia Myths

lotocoti
lotocoti
April 14, 2023 11:47 am

Whore, darling, you are a whore.

Only if she’s dead.

Johnny Rotten
April 14, 2023 11:48 am

Is this Duk? Similar story.
Steve tricklersays:
April 14, 2023 at 11:24 am
Is this Duk? Similar story.

Avi:

14 Apr 2023
A former army doctor who won his case and a truck driver facing DECADES in jail share their legal battles after participating in the Freedom Convoy to Canberra.

Federal Police CAUGHT ON CAMERA fabricating evidence

That video is so unbelievable. Something better change –

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

JMH
JMH
April 14, 2023 11:49 am

Steve – yes, that’s our Dr. duk.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 14, 2023 11:50 am

How amazingly amazing!

Accountants’ tricks can help identify cheating scientists, says new study (Phys.org, 13 Apr)

Auditing practices from the finance industry can be adapted to identify academic fraud, according to new research by the University of St Andrews.

Taking inspiration from well-established financial auditing practices, researchers recommend that fraud controls within scientific institutions and publishers be improved to weed out fraudsters more effectively. The paper looks at Benford’s Law as a means of examining the relative frequency distribution for leading digits of numbers in datasets, which is used in the practice of professional auditing.

I wonder if you could use the same techniques to detect other types of fraud? Electoral fraud for example…

Hmm. Odd pattern of Biden-votes fails an easy first test for Tax Fraud (7 Nov, 2020)

Well, there you go. Isn’t that amazingly amazing too!

Winston Smith
April 14, 2023 11:51 am

Eyrie:
Harry Turtledove does some marvellous alternate history stories, but I especially liked his alien invasion ones. Unfortunately he buggered up the sequences and made them very difficult to track.
Amazon has them on sale for Kindle, but grossly overpriced and to me, unaffordable.

Winston Smith
April 14, 2023 11:57 am

P:

One reason is that the African bishops see the West’s attempt to foist this liquefied anthropology upon the global church as yet another act of Western colonialism.

Can they not see it as yet another act of Western stupidity? It doesn’t always have to be about race or colour or colonisation.

mem
mem
April 14, 2023 11:59 am

You may or may not have seen this. Worth a look – and from the ABCess to boot!
https://www.msn.com/en-au/money/markets/western-victorian-major-transmission-projects-monumental-mistake-warn-energy-experts/ar-AA19MTci?ocid=Peregrine#comments

Articles like this run by the ABC usually signal a policy change or change in major project direction is being considered by Labor gov. Dan is well and truly spending beyond means so some are getting jittery. The comments on the article are telling. Most are not supportive or cynical of free wind and have been allowed to stay up.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 14, 2023 12:03 pm

Ed Casesays:
April 14, 2023 at 11:44 am
An alternative possibility is that, when it was clear that the campaign was lost, the Jewish officers had a greater incentive to join the many Poles who escaped to the west, to continue the war from there. This would have reduced the percentage among those captured.

The Nazis had already taken Western Poland, Cletus.

Top work, Grandpa Ed Simpson.

Now explain how so many Poles did not escape to the west, where they operated warships, provided multiple Polish squadrons in the RAF, and several divisions of soldiers, who fought in North Africa, Italy, and North-West Europe.

Stick to moisturising mother’s skin suits, history isn’t your forte.

Hint: there were other eastern European countries not yet under the German or Russian hammer in late 1940.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 14, 2023 12:04 pm

And that’s Cletus the Illustrious to you, Grandpa.

shatterzzz
April 14, 2023 12:05 pm

Harry Turtledove does some marvellous alternate history stories, but I especially liked his alien invasion ones. Unfortunately he buggered up the sequences and made them very difficult to track.
Amazon has them on sale for Kindle, but grossly overpriced and to me, unaffordable.

If your into “pirating” all the Turtledove collection are available as e books … free ..!

bons
bons
April 14, 2023 12:05 pm

Williams, the Brit false grooming accuser is from Barrow-in-Furness.
Six finger central is Barrow.
Which is interesting given that buried in the midst this prime boganscape is Britain’s most high tech industrial and research facility (subs).

Winston Smith
April 14, 2023 12:07 pm
Eyrie
Eyrie
April 14, 2023 12:09 pm

Me too Winston. Fortunately Toowoomba library is where I borrowed them to read.

Winston Smith
April 14, 2023 12:13 pm

Roger:
From what I read:

The C of E has a stranglehold on this coronation stuff and could – if they discovered they had balls – stop the process in it’s tracks.

Roger:

Erm…it doesn’t work like that.

Then could you explain to me why it doesn’t work like that, please.

calli
calli
April 14, 2023 12:17 pm

Steve trickler says:
April 14, 2023 at 11:24 am
Is this Duk? Similar story.

Yes Steve, that’s DocDuk.

Excellent, wild man from Borneo beard!

calli
calli
April 14, 2023 12:21 pm

The AFP are clearly out of control, at least those fabricators. Has there been any disciplinary action taken against the perjurers? If not, why not?

In addition, who breaks the window and pepper sprays a truck driver while the truck is still in motion? Near a crowded footpath? What type of hooligans are the AFP employing these days?

calli
calli
April 14, 2023 12:26 pm

Bons, you mentioned Hogarth’s paintings at the Tate.

There’s also the set of The Rake’s Progress at John Soane’s house. The display is ingenious – all panels and hinges in the small room.

I thought of our pet troll when I saw them. Tee hee.

calli
calli
April 14, 2023 12:26 pm

Is everyone out to lunch?

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 14, 2023 12:27 pm

Zulu gets economical with the truth again:
Bullshit, There were three divisions of French Colonial troops, drawn from the Army of Africa, made up of Moroccans and Algerians, who earned a fearful reputation for rape and slaughter after the Battle of Monte Cassino.

The Army Of Africa included 200,000 SubSaharan Africans, called Tirailleurs.
Algeria and Morocco aren’t in SubSaharan Africa.

Up to 200,000 tirailleurs were active during the war, which constituted about nine percent of the French forces.[20]

The Senegalese Tirailleurs saw extensive service in West Africa, Italy, and Corsica.

Wiki

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 14, 2023 12:28 pm

I don’t even care anymore.

Giant Asteroid 2024.

Here you go Dot.

A review of existing studies investigating online romance fraud (TechXplore, 13 Apr)

“”Romance fraud has been growing over the last decade or so and was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic which saw a surge in cybercrime and cyberattacks,” Dr. Lynsay Shepherd, one of the researchers who carried out the study, told Tech Xplore. “Our paper provides a comprehensive overview of romance fraud research, which could serve as a starting point for future research in the field.”

In their paper, Dr. Shepherd and her colleagues also identify some characteristics that make people more vulnerable to becoming victims of online romance fraud schemes. These include a high level of engagement in trying to find a partner, especially an international partner, a poor understanding of online scams, limited computer skills, and impulsive personality traits. Well-educated single women who are between 35 and 54 years old appeared to be at a particularly high risk of becoming targets of dating scams.

Dr Shepherd is going perilously close to being cancelled for saying wymminses of a certain age are most gullible. Fortunately you are allowed to say such things now since trannies recently reached a higher rung on the victimology ladder.

Winston Smith
April 14, 2023 12:31 pm

Dot:

Suspect? Seems a bit weird letting such a lowly ranked, unqualified, unvetted reservist to have such access to information!

The pub test?
It does not pass.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
April 14, 2023 12:32 pm

Dot says: April 14, 2023 at 7:24 am

Everyone ought to adopt crypto currencies and digitised assets ASAP.

What? That’s exactly what they want you to do, to place all your transactions on a publicly-accessible register with your unique identifier attached to each one. Linking the ID to you personally is only a minor inconvenient speedbump, not a privacy wall in the slightest. The blockchain is the trap, not the solution.
The solution is to go back to money being supplied only at the rate of GDP increase and no currency devaluation. That does not mean returning to a gold standard, but any rule which reigns in currency devaluation would be fine. That’s the problem.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 14, 2023 12:32 pm

The AFP are clearly out of control, …
What type of hooligans are the AFP employing these days?

Good questions.
They heavied Shane Drumgold 3 times not to prosecute Bruce Lehrmann.
Twice before they had even interviewed Lehrmann.

Clearly, they weren’t keen on interviewing Lehrmann.

Winston Smith
April 14, 2023 12:35 pm

Plasmamortar:

If anyone will initiate a first strike, it will be the U.S.

No.
Iran will. They have constantly said they have sought to become a nuclear power for one reason – to destroy Israel. Mind you, the US under the O’Bama/Biden regime have done little to halt their efforts, and much to enable it.

Speedbox
April 14, 2023 12:38 pm

Roger says:
April 14, 2023 at 11:45 am
What are the odds he thought the military chap was King Charles?

I reckon you’ll have a hard time placing that bet. My very first thought when I watched the video was that Biden thought the other guy was King Charles. I expect many had the same thought. The only way you’ll get the bet on is if your bookie hasn’t seen the video.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 14, 2023 12:40 pm

Here’s a link to the Snowy 2 debacle…

Thanks Winston but that’s the Sept 2022 story that Faustus referred to. The one today is the tunneling machine clagging up again, I think on Wednesday. So it’s another debacle.

Winston Smith
April 14, 2023 12:41 pm

Old Ozzie:
https://amgreatness.com/2023/04/12/the-biden-10-step-plan-for-global-chaos/

Our enemies do not fear us, our allies judge us unreliable, and neutrals assume America is in descent and too dangerous to join – by Victor Davis Hanson

One thing is for sure – the American people are finding out who their friends are, and who are just grifters.

mem
mem
April 14, 2023 12:45 pm

Bruce of Newcastlesays:
April 14, 2023 at 11:50 am
How amazingly amazing!

Accountants’ tricks can help identify cheating scientists, says new study (Phys.org, 13 Apr)

I’m thinking this could have significant application in Australia eg BOM temp charts?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2023 12:46 pm

I don’t even care anymore.

Giant Asteroid 2024.

I got me my iodine.
All good.

bons
bons
April 14, 2023 12:53 pm

Yes Calli. He was well ahead of his time. Lucky for him, the BBC didn’t exist to crucify him for smearing the elite.
Genuine genius.

Dot
Dot
April 14, 2023 12:55 pm

The blockchain is the trap, not the solution.
The solution is to go back to money being supplied only at the rate of GDP increase and no currency devaluation.

Okay boomer.

We’re not talking about inflation. We’re talking about your social licence being revoked with a CBDC.

Winston Smith
April 14, 2023 12:55 pm

C.L.
This is what will fill the admin positions on the Voice.
https://twitter.com/RitaPanahi/status/1646608495419195392
Still sure we want it?

Delta A
Delta A
April 14, 2023 1:01 pm

Headline from The Australian:

‘Heads in sand’: Labor lashed over NT child sex abuse claims
Simon Birmingham and Sussan Ley have called on the government to take action over Peter Dutton’s assertion of widespread child sex abuse.

Kudos to Peter Dutton for pushing this, despite vehement attacks and denial of child abuse from several quarters, including a senior police person. No other politician since Abbott has had the courage and honesty to challenge the ‘noble warrior’ ideal so forcefully.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2023 1:02 pm

Accountants’ tricks can help identify cheating scientists, says new study (Phys.org, 13 Apr)

Err, it’s not new.
It’s called ‘internal audit’ which, done properly, covers all core aspects of an enterprise, not just financial.
That should include whether the ‘products’ (academic papers) are of good quality.

shatterzzz
April 14, 2023 1:04 pm

Simon Birmingham and Sussan Ley have called on the government to take action over Peter Dutton’s assertion of widespread child sex abuse.

All three were in the position to do something in previous years .. did nuttin” .. now calling on the Liars to deal wiv it! .. typical troughers .. it’s always someone else’s fault! FFS!

Winston Smith
April 14, 2023 1:06 pm

Just as an interesting factoid on the Katyn Wood massacres and the proportion of Jewish Officers:
My understanding is that the Polish Officer Corps automatically takes any university graduate with a degree as a reservist in the armed forces. And this has been the case for over a century.
So consider the Russian action in the light of killing the smartest of the Polish people.

mem
mem
April 14, 2023 1:10 pm

Prof Norman Fenton “Two days ago I posted what I thought would be quite an innocuous twitter thread about the implications of the U.K. Government’s target of ‘Net Zero’ by 2050. Specifically, I showed this graphic from the U.K. Government-funded FIRES project that summarised its recommended necessary strategy to achieve Net Zero by 2050 based only on evolutionary technological developments (the report it’s from has been around since 2021 and I’ve even posted about it before).My twitter thread highlighted the eye-watering points that the strategy required:

All airports in the U.K. except Heathrow, Belfast and Glasgow to close by 2030.
No flying at all by 2050.
No new petrol or diesel cars by 2030.
By 2050 road use restricted to 60% of today’s level.
Food, heating and energy restricted to 60% of today’s level by 2050.
Beef and lamb to be phased out by 2050.
I said that, apart from the extreme limitations on personal freedom and travel, this means either a colder, hungrier population or massive depopulation.

Within less than 24 hours the tweet had amassed well over three million impressions (by far the highest I’ve ever achieved).” More here https://dailysceptic.org/2023/04/13/no-flying-by-2050-is-the-world-finally-waking-up-to-what-net-zero-really-means/

shatterzzz
April 14, 2023 1:17 pm

So consider the Russian action in the light of killing the smartest of the Polish people.

I’ve read lots of theories that come to this conclusion .. that the massacre main criteria was to nullify the Polish intelligentsia threat to Soviet occupation ….

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 14, 2023 1:22 pm

I suppose it’s logical if they can’t now tell you what a woman they also don’t know what a man is either.

Camille Paglia has argued for some time now that transgenderism is very much an attack on men being men, accused of ‘toxic masculinity’ and softened up by what she sees happening in every culture that was in its decline – from Ancient Greece and Rome and into the ‘sophisticated’ urban cultures of today – that thing being a loss of sexual identities and a move towards androgeny, where male warriors are disparaged and female women are also urged towards androgenous styles and identities. Basically, a melding of sexual expression, a refusal to recognise biological differences, so that there is no longer a clear male and female. Men lose out as well as women as each sex is forced to mould itself according to androgenous (no difference) dictates.

I find it interesting though that both men and women who ‘transition’ tend to opt for a very stereotyped depiction of their new gender, so this would require explanation too. Overall though, the trend may still be towards androgeny, removing real sex differences and keeping only its symbols.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 14, 2023 1:24 pm

So consider the Russian action in the light of killing the smartest of the Polish people.

Sure.
Yet Wiki says only 500-600 jews died at Katyn Forest [2.7%].

What percentage of Graduates were Jews?
If it’s significantly higher than 2.7%, then the NKVD killers spared at least some of the Jewish Officers.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 14, 2023 1:27 pm

So consider the Russian action in the light of killing the smartest of the Polish people.

The Soviets weren’t Russians.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 14, 2023 1:28 pm

Mem, Professor Norman Fenton offers a quick reality check. Those voting for feelgood ideas like Net Zero need one badly. I hope his tweet makes it big in Australia too. Worth putting it out where we can, asking how to update it for our own mad rush to economic suicide. For instance, which airports are to close, who will be allowed to travel and where? How much poorer will we get? Just for a start …

Dot
Dot
April 14, 2023 1:28 pm

Full on Birdism nearing zenith.

Tom
Tom
April 14, 2023 1:32 pm

I wonder how the Anheuser Busch brewing group is going to manage the sacking of the hair-brained frightbat responsible for the decimation of the sales of the group’s famous Bud Light beer because she hired a male homosexual dressed as a woman as a PR gimmick to promote the brand — a gimmick that has backfired spectacularly with Bud Light’s (mostly male) drinkers.

Anheuser Busch is saying only that the gimmick’s author, Alissa Gordon Heinerscheid, who joined the company only last year, made a “mistake” after announcing she wanted to ditch Bud Light’s “fratty” history.

If the Anheuser Busch board doesn’t fire her, I’d be astonished if there isn’t a shareholder revolt at the next annual meeting.

Chicks – especially wine-sipping airheads like this one — should not be in charge of blokes’ beer brands in any capacity.

More here.

Winston Smith
April 14, 2023 1:33 pm

Crossie:

Winston, I also remember the unions making a lot of trouble at the time that manufacturers found it easier to set up in Asia where they were not bothered by them and could plan on the actual cost of production.

I put that down to the government having a policy – unwritten of course – to tolerate Union sabotage of the workplace as being in the ‘too hard’ basket, or because they agreed with them. Either way, it was a governmental/Law and Order issue that neither tackled.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
April 14, 2023 1:35 pm

Maybe we should all identify as aborigines. And I mean all.

Everyone will once it becomes obvious how much there is to gain. Entire tribes of Syrian and Afghan aborigines will pop up, and every other type as well. Everyone will be Aboriginal, and, ironically, the whitest of all aborigines will be the most privileged of all.

Jorge
Jorge
April 14, 2023 1:40 pm

Funny how Katyn never came up at Nuremberg.

Might have had something to do with the Western allies signing off on a conspiracy of silence conceived of and directed by Stalin.

As Diana West noted: Vyshinsky, Stalins all purpose fixer and prosecutor at the 1930s show trials, kept showing up minder style to ensure no discussion of the Nazi-Soviet pact was allowed in the courtroom.

Not to mention the forced ‘repatriation’ of some two million Soviet claimed refugees still under way as Nuremberg unfolded.

Our very own war crime.

John H.
John H.
April 14, 2023 1:40 pm

shatterzzzsays:
April 14, 2023 at 1:04 pm
Simon Birmingham and Sussan Ley have called on the government to take action over Peter Dutton’s assertion of widespread child sex abuse.

All three were in the position to do something in previous years .. did nuttin” .. now calling on the Liars to deal wiv it! .. typical troughers .. it’s always someone else’s fault! FFS!

They can’t do anything because every investigation is nobbled by the activists ensuring the individuals shut up. We’ll never get reliable data but there are proxies, such as STD rates in the teenagers.

That is just one example. The indigenous issue is so corrupted by vested interests, dishonest academics, and compliant journalists that I can’t blame the pollies for not doing anything. The problem isn’t with the pollies, it is with the indigenous activists, the academics, and the journalists. Until some of them start breaking ranks nothing will change.

The game is rigged. It’s terribly frustrating but that’s the reality.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
April 14, 2023 1:41 pm

And while I’m on the subject, Noel Pearson said that once the Voice is passed, they’ll be able to do whatever they want. Nothing we didn’t already know, but it’s always good to hear it from the horse’s mouth. I heard it myself with my own ears. I won’t say where, I won’t say when, but he said it.ay his hubris be his downfall.

Also, another activist admitted that now one agenda item has been achieved, she can concentrate on the rest.

Winston Smith
April 14, 2023 1:51 pm

FlyinDuk:
Just in case, I know a hairdresser who can improve your tonsorial attributes. He charges $5.50 – the same as for sheep.

mem
mem
April 14, 2023 1:53 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bearesays:
April 14, 2023 at 1:28 pm
Mem, Professor Norman Fenton offers a quick reality check. Those voting for feelgood ideas like Net Zero need one badly. I hope his tweet makes it big in Australia too. Worth putting it out where we can, asking how to update it for our own mad rush to economic suicide. For instance, which airports are to close, who will be allowed to travel and where? How much poorer will we get? Just for a start …

Exactly Elizabeth. I would like to see a similar chart set out for Australia. Imagine no air travel for Australians. .By the time the current woke generation get to retirement they will be lucky to travel to the Gold Coast let alone Bali. And all those overseas visitors and students won’t be able fly here either. And on it goes.

Winston Smith
April 14, 2023 1:57 pm

BoN:

I wonder if you could use the same techniques to detect other types of fraud? Electoral fraud for example…
Hmm. Odd pattern of Biden-votes fails an easy first test for Tax Fraud (7 Nov, 2020)
Well, there you go. Isn’t that amazingly amazing too!

I’d be interested in doing this test on the Australian election numbers too.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 14, 2023 1:57 pm

40 billion? I thought it was 30 billion?

———–

Joel Jammal:

Andrew Neil warns of a ’populist reaction’ to ‘thump the establishment’ on #TheVoice ? ?

Andrew Neil warns of a ’populist reaction’ to ‘thump the establishment’ on #TheVoice

———–

Not specific to above.

I’ll never watch AFL again until they drop the Indigenous Round. Racist BS!

Go and watch local footy and enjoy a pie and sausage roll.

Winston Smith
April 14, 2023 2:00 pm

Shatterzzz:

If your into “pirating” all the Turtledove collection are available as e books … free ..!

Where?
linklinklinklink please.

shatterzzz
April 14, 2023 2:02 pm

Not to mention the forced ‘repatriation’ of some two million Soviet claimed refugees still under way as Nuremberg unfolded.
Our very own war crime.

Operation Keelhaul ..
https://reason.com/1974/11/01/totalitarianism/

shatterzzz
April 14, 2023 2:04 pm

If your into “pirating” all the Turtledove collection are available as e books … free ..!
Where?
linklinklinklink please.

https://thepiratebay0.org/search/harry%20turtledove/1/99/0

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 14, 2023 2:07 pm

Groogs seems to have opened up a few rich seams of wrongology today. Bad news if you are in the basement awaiting skinning.

rickw
rickw
April 14, 2023 2:08 pm

I’m now part of Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) task force to coordinate action regarding these recently announced transmission lines that have been dumped onto the rural community to provide Certainty* to the investor class.

If they push on regardless, all farmers should lay out their irrigation gear along the route and water the shit out of it.

Ungovernable.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 14, 2023 2:09 pm

Megyn Kelly and Andrew Klavin hit out at Dylan Mulvaney doing a ‘parody’ of a woman.

Gets to the essence of the transgender matter re women. Worth a look.

John H.
John H.
April 14, 2023 2:10 pm

If only Mr. Fix-it were around. I’m sure he’d fix everything.

Roger
Roger
April 14, 2023 2:15 pm

Then could you explain to me why it doesn’t work like that, please.

Winston, the Archbishop of Canterbury yields to the King, who is the Supreme Governor of the C of E.

To refuse to crown Charles would provoke a constitutional crisis which could see the C of E disestablished, i.e. no longer the state sponsored denomination, losing the considerable benefits associated therewith.

Besides which, the current incumbent of the see of Canterbury is a mealy-mouthed squib whose backbone appears to have been removed when he was consecrated. As are result of his failure to lead he’s about to preside over the break-up of the worldwide Anglican communion.

calli
calli
April 14, 2023 2:19 pm

Besides which, the current incumbent of the see of Canterbury is a mealy-mouthed squib whose backbone appears to have been removed when he was consecrated.

Curious isn’t it? He must see A’Beckett’s shrine every time he’s in the cathedral.

I wonder if he ever reflects on Saint Thomas’ “crime”?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 14, 2023 2:19 pm

Daily Mail.

Tanya Plibersek’s reformed heroin smuggler husband loses his top bureaucrat job as his entire department is abolished – but it’s not all bad news as he survives public service bloodbath

Michael Coutts-Trotter was secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet
DPC will be abolished by new NSW premier Chris Minns, putting him out of a job
But he will become acting treasury secretary instead and oversee budget

Winston Smith
April 14, 2023 2:20 pm

mem:
Regards your link to the Ingraham Report and Net Zero.
I love the way they say ‘we’ when they actually mean ‘you’.
Flying, driving, meat etc are their toys and they refuse to share.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 14, 2023 2:20 pm

callisays:
April 14, 2023 at 12:26 pm

Get on a bike lovely lady. Save your joints.

mem
mem
April 14, 2023 2:22 pm

Steve tricklersays:
April 14, 2023 at 1:57 pm
Andrew Neil warns of a ’populist reaction’ to ‘thump the establishment’ on #TheVoice ? ?

Andrew Neil warns of a ’populist reaction’ to ‘thump the establishment’ on #TheVoice

Watched this including a bleating Aboriginal lady who says it was us jailing the kids and condemning the Aboriginal people to hell if we don’t vote yes. I’m not impressed by this moral blackmail. The voice can’t solve any of these problems, if anything it will exacerbate them by eating up resources in bureaucracy and creating further division. Yep I’m fed-up with the whole yes campaign already and my guess is many others will be too.

calli
calli
April 14, 2023 2:23 pm

I’ll fall off. I always fall off. 😀

Winston Smith
April 14, 2023 2:24 pm

Dot:

Full on Birdism nearing zenith.

Perhaps you mean nadir?

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
April 14, 2023 2:26 pm

I wonder what sort of ‘Voice’ the Abos would have if Australia had been colonised by the Spanish??

I suspect we wouldn’t be having this conversation…

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 14, 2023 2:28 pm

Mr Plibbers holds a Liars gold card. He won’t be spending any time behind the velvet rope. VIP all the way.

Crossie
Crossie
April 14, 2023 2:34 pm

Ed Case says:
April 14, 2023 at 1:27 pm
So consider the Russian action in the light of killing the smartest of the Polish people.

The Soviets weren’t Russians.

What were they then? Martians?

Winston Smith
April 14, 2023 2:35 pm

John H:

The indigenous issue is so corrupted by vested interests, dishonest academics, and compliant journalists that I can’t blame the pollies for not doing anything. The problem isn’t with the pollies, it is with the indigenous activists, the academics, and the journalists. Until some of them start breaking ranks nothing will change.
The game is rigged. It’s terribly frustrating but that’s the reality.

That’s a valid point, John.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 14, 2023 2:37 pm

I wonder what sort of ‘Voice’ the Abos would have if Australia had been colonised by the Spanish??

After four hundred years of Portuguese rule of Mozambique and Angola, the majority of their African subjects were illiterate, and lacking the most basic of services.

Kneel
Kneel
April 14, 2023 2:40 pm

“Rubio demands probe into ActBlue after reports of ‘fraudulent’ fundraising off seniors”

James O’Keefe just never gives up.
OMG indeed!

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
April 14, 2023 2:41 pm

After four hundred years of Portuguese rule of Mozambique and Angola, the majority of their African subjects were illiterate, and lacking the most basic of services.

So…. no change for the Abos then??
They would be exactly where they are now?

Zipster
April 14, 2023 2:45 pm

Growing Calls for Biden to End Strategic Ambiguity on Taiwan | China In Focus

00:44 Growing Calls for Biden to End Strategic Ambiguity
03:15 Beijing Sanctions Congressman Michael McCaul
04:27 Taiwan Kicks Off Civil Defense Drill
05:17 Philippine, U.S. Troops Hold Joint Anti-Tank Drill
06:27 Macron: Favor the Current ‘Status Quo’ Over Taiwan
07:41 Former UK Leader Criticizes Macron for Taiwan Stance
09:42 China Announces Ban on Vessels near Taiwan
11:05 Trudeau Foundation Board Resigns Over China-Linked 7 Y/O Donation
12:41 Leaked Docs: China’s Likely Aid to Russia
14:01 Germany Reviews Chinese Stake in Seaport, CCP Responds
15:09 China Jails Two Rights Lawyers for 10+ Yrs Each

Kneel
Kneel
April 14, 2023 2:46 pm

“Convoy right up each others rear end so one cannot safely overtake by leap frogging said convoy.”

Buy a V8 – then you can pass them all in one hit at 160km/h+

🙂

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 14, 2023 2:53 pm

Grandpa Ed Simpson

Now Google Moroccan and Algerian Tirailleurs.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 14, 2023 3:09 pm

Crossiesays:
April 14, 2023 at 2:34 pm
Ed Case says:
April 14, 2023 at 1:27 pm
So consider the Russian action in the light of killing the smartest of the Polish people.

The Soviets weren’t Russians.

Gorbachev made a bit of a Freudian slip once, in the late 1980s IIRC, when he referred to the “Russian, that is to say the Soviet people”.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 14, 2023 3:09 pm

Winston, try:
oceanofpdf.com
Then go to calibre.com where you can turn them into other formats including Kindle.
I just checked and most of Turtledove seems to be there.

Northshore Redneck
Northshore Redneck
April 14, 2023 3:18 pm

Winston, forum.mobilism.org is a good source also

Indolent
Indolent
April 14, 2023 3:20 pm

Yet without America, the result is a new Chinese order in which, to quote the historian Thucydides, “the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.”

That’s exactly where we are in the West right now.

Kneel
Kneel
April 14, 2023 3:21 pm

“Then go to calibre.com…”

and download Calibre program – then you can store all your ebooks, convert them, move them between devices and formats etc etc.
Free too.

Chris
Chris
April 14, 2023 3:21 pm

After four hundred years of Portuguese rule of Mozambique and Angola, the majority of their African subjects were illiterate, and lacking the most basic of services.

So…. no change for the Abos then??
They would be exactly where they are now?

Ha ha. The grandparents and parents of this generation went to school with us and could read and write perfectly well.
After the Stolen Generations report the Welfare could not threaten removal and the kids stopped going to school.

mizaris
mizaris
April 14, 2023 3:22 pm

Winston – you can also try zlib using the tor browser.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 14, 2023 3:23 pm

Grandpa Ed Simpson

How are you going with working out how tens of thousands of Poles made it out to the west, to continue the fight against Germany after the Polish campaign? Too hard for you?

And, while you are Googling Moroccan and Algerian Tirailleurs, don’t forget to look up Tunisian Tirailleurs. Shocking as it might be to you, Senegalese Tirailleurs were not the only such units in the French Army.

cohenite
April 14, 2023 3:23 pm

I wonder if you could use the same techniques to detect other types of fraud? Electoral fraud for example…

Hmm. Odd pattern of Biden-votes fails an easy first test for Tax Fraud (7 Nov, 2020)

Well, there you go. Isn’t that amazingly amazing too!

Not only that but the combined votes Trump got and biden allegedly got exceeded the number of registered voters. The overnight counting was also interesting:

https://wentworthreport.com/2020/12/18/theft-by-a-thousand-cuts-report-conclusive-on-election-fraud-slams-media-cover-up/

In the key states of Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wyoming Trump went to bed with big leads but woke up to find biden ahead. It’s a miracle!

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 14, 2023 3:26 pm

Nothing says “Local empowerment” like a 4th arm of government based in canberaaaaah!

https://alga.com.au/policy-centre/financial-sustainability/current-financial-arrangements/
In 2016-17, $488,499 million was collected in tax in Australia by the Commonwealth, state, territory and local government.

Anyone care to speculate on a new federal/State and local “shadow government” fully funded and resourced will add to that?
Without the implications of damage wrought through delaying/disbanding or featherbedding projects along the way.

Its the perfect job. there is no service delivery role, therefore any failure of a project can be blamed on ‘under resourcing”.
So every proposal can have the most gold plated funding recommended safe in the knowledge that either the government of the day funds the bullshit, or they get the blame for insufficient funding later on when it inevitably fails.

Johnny Rotten
April 14, 2023 3:28 pm

The Coming New York Exodus

“A new study found that 27% of New Yorkers plan to relocate out of the state within the next five years. New York once represented the symbol of American prosperity and growth. People dreamed of living life in the “Big Apple” and America’s international image was largely portrayed at the New York fairytale in films and books. Yet, New York no longer resembles what it once was.

The study said 70% of people are still happy to live there, but 30% wish they lived elsewhere. In addition to those who said they plan to leave within the next five years, 31% stated they plan to retire out of state. They did not poll respondents on taxes. Safety is one of the top concerns and the study shows that about half of respondents no longer feel safe in New York, with good cause. Two-thirds naturally said that the state is unaffordable.

“Democrats, those over 50, white residents and those 35-49 rate the state most highly while through the eyes of Republicans, independents, Blacks and those earning under $50K a year, the state receives the lowest grades,” a researcher said. It is hard to imagine someone earning under $50K could comfortably live in New York. The true problem is crime and the light on crime lawmakers who let violent criminals roam freely after repeated offenses.

Felonies in the city of NY rose 20.4% in 2022 compared to 2021. “Things in a large city aren’t supposed to grow that much or go down that much in one year,” said Former NYPD supervisor Chris Hermann, now an assistant professor at Manhattan’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice. “This is kind of like monumental kind of stuff,” he stated, “like once in a lifetime.” Rape cases increased by 17% in one year, grand theft rose by 25% (auto grand larceny by 32%), felony assaults increased by 15%, and burglary rose by 27%. NYC Mayor Eric Adams has failed at his job by emboldening criminals with relaxed laws.”

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/north_america/americas-current-economy/the-coming-new-york-exodus/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

In the key states of Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wyoming Trump went to bed with big leads but woke up to find biden ahead. It’s a miracle!

Wyoming, noted for being full of Trump-haters.
Heck, you’ll find “Trump” posters inside barn doors, where usually there’s only western-themed calendars from horse-feed companies.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 14, 2023 3:35 pm

In the key states of Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wyoming Trump went to bed with big leads but woke up to find biden ahead. It’s a miracle!

The Republic died in 2020.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 14, 2023 3:35 pm

The corpse is still thrashing around though.

Jorge
Jorge
April 14, 2023 3:39 pm

shatterzzz says:
April 14, 2023 at 2:02 pm

Operation Keelhaul ..
https://reason.com/1974/11/01/totalitarianism/

Ta, shatterzzz. A good link.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 14, 2023 3:40 pm

Well now Im convinced….

Kerry O’Brien gives impassioned defence of Indigenous voice to parliament at hearing
Former ABC journalist tells joint select committee on voice wording that it is a ‘simple and unambitious and unthreatening’ proposal

If you cant trust a lifelong political hack/ABCcess catamite to expose the warts and all possibilities, well, who can you trust?

O’Brien, who said he has been “sitting in the box seat of history for more than 50 years” as a journalist and government adviser, said the voice was a “simple and unambitious and unthreatening” proposal that should have the chance “to mature and grow and evolve, just as the parliament of Australia did.”

O’Brien has authored a book with pro-voice campaigner Thomas Mayo, and they were appearing in that capacity before the committee.

Johnny Rotten
April 14, 2023 3:40 pm

Winston Smithsays:
April 14, 2023 at 2:35 pm
John H:

The indigenous issue is so corrupted by vested interests, dishonest academics, and compliant journalists that I can’t blame the pollies for not doing anything. The problem isn’t with the pollies, it is with the indigenous activists, the academics, and the journalists. Until some of them start breaking ranks nothing will change.
The game is rigged. It’s terribly frustrating but that’s the reality.

That’s a valid point, John.

I most strongly disagree. The ‘Pollies’ have the power to change the situation. However, these days there is not one strong ‘Pollie’ to change anything at all.

Something better change –

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

Johnny Rotten
April 14, 2023 3:46 pm

O’Brien, who said he has been “sitting in the box seat of history for more than 50 years” as a journalist and government adviser

What a Pompous Windbag and a ‘has been’. Journalist? and Guv’ment Adviser? BS.

Indolent
Indolent
April 14, 2023 3:47 pm
Kneel
Kneel
April 14, 2023 3:47 pm

“I most strongly disagree. The ‘Pollies’ have the power to change the situation.”

Well, of course the pollies have the power.
But the activists, academics and journalists aren’t giving them the motivation to do anything.

calli
calli
April 14, 2023 3:52 pm

sitting in the box seat of history

If only it was a tumbril.

Johnny Rotten
April 14, 2023 4:03 pm

Kneelsays:
April 14, 2023 at 3:47 pm
“I most strongly disagree. The ‘Pollies’ have the power to change the situation.”

Well, of course the pollies have the power.
But the activists, academics and journalists aren’t giving them the motivation to do anything.

So, your Member of Parliament is in the pocket of a so called activist and a so called academic and a so called journalist? In that case, I hope that you didn’t vote for him/her or it. Otherwise…………………….

johanna
johanna
April 14, 2023 4:03 pm

Tanya Plibersek’s reformed heroin smuggler husband loses his top bureaucrat job as his entire department is abolished – but it’s not all bad news as he survives public service bloodbath

Michael Coutts-Trotter was secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet
DPC will be abolished by new NSW premier Chris Minns, putting him out of a job
But he will become acting treasury secretary instead and oversee budget

His department has not been abolished. They are returning to the Greiner model of a small Cabinet Office to look after policy and a Premier’s Department to handle all the statutory functions.

Also, it’s hardly a ‘bloodbath’ when only three senior executives have been removed, and one of them has been kept on to run Treasury for the forseeable.

It seems likely that most of the NSW SES are already more than happy to go along with the Labor government. Why not? The policies are almost indistinguishable.

Indolent
Indolent
April 14, 2023 4:04 pm

Donald Trump Jnr. interviews Catturd starting at 27 min. Someone with a sense of humour and no hesitation about speaking the truth has become one of the biggest sensations on Twitter. I have to say Don Jnr.’s voice is pretty irritating. Someone should tell him to stop shouting.

Pro-Trump Twitter Icon Catturd Comes Out of the Litter Box for an Exclusive Interview

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