Open Thread – Tues 18 April 2023


The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, Caravaggio, 1601

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shatterzzz
April 21, 2023 12:17 pm

Would it be appropriate to only allow Aboriginal people to vote on the constitutional change ? Indigenous citizens could speak for themselves and the rest of us could accept their decision.’
Heather Johnson, West Pennant Hills

I’m guessin’ there ain’t a lot of 251s in WPH .. tho rose-coloured glasses seem popular .. LOL!

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 21, 2023 12:18 pm

Ed Casesays:
April 21, 2023 at 8:41 am
Basically, how do you insult a Beer Drinker?
The central message of XXXX Gold ads over the 40+ years since the brand was introduced is:
Beer drinkers are poofters.
XXXX hasn’t gone broke so far.

Grandpa Ed Simpson confirms that he is a Flamer.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 21, 2023 12:18 pm

DrF, they also believe use of laxatives mimics uterine cramps.

While looking for a ipecac syrup (and finding out its pretty shit compared to activated charcoal) I found out that its actually used by bulimics.

Never underestimate the ingenuity of people to misuse medical products to facilitate their obsessions.

Why is ipecac no longer recommended?
Research has also shown that ipecac has been improperly administered by parents and abused by people with eating disorders (misuse of ipecac can lead to heart problems and even death). Most emergency rooms have stopped using ipecac in favor of activated charcoal.

johanna
johanna
April 21, 2023 12:24 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:
April 21, 2023 at 11:56 am

The best scenario for most pensioners is public housing – secure tenure and a fixed proportion of your income as rent.

It certainly used to be so. Less so today, because public housing is now often left derelict and the neighbours can be very abnormal people. In some areas it can also be an unsafe place to live.

True, Lizzie, although that is also a risk in cheap private rentals. I know that the ACT government has started building dedicated public housing (usually a small row of townhouses) which are set aside for age pensioners, for that very reason.

When I lived in Canberra there was a notorious multi storey public housing complex called Stuart Flats nearby. I think it’s since been demolished – I hope so.

It was a haven for criminals and especially drug users and dealers. There were a few murders, and many assaults and break-ins. The non criminals lived in fear, some only left their flat when it was absolutely necessary, and then only mid-morning when most of the thugs were asleep or recovering from the night before. When the guy across the road had his house burgled and his car stolen, he went straight to Stuart Flats, and there was his car in the parking lot.

The reason why age pensioners can’t get into public housing is because of the luvvie-inspired policy of allowing alcoholics, drug addicts and criminals in ‘so that they can get their lives together.’ What a joke. They got their lives together all right. Cheap, guaranteed accommodation so that they could keep right on with what they were doing.

I can’t imagine what it must be like to be an age pensioner in the private rental market just now – frightening is the best word I can come up with.

Winston Smith
April 21, 2023 12:26 pm

Vicki:

The failure of the Inmarsat satellite which caused an interruption to GPS guided sowing across Australia is a fortuitous warning. The late Jim Molan warned that a first strike by China on the satellites we use would be catastrophic in our communication systems.

Our pollies, of course, will hardly notice this warning.

Try to tell the average Australian just how delicately balanced is the technological base of our society, and – if you’re lucky – you’ll get a semi intelligent “Huh?”

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 21, 2023 12:31 pm

One reason Lizzie, why blokes are better at sports which involve understanding where an object is in space – eg: catching a ball, or knowing where a sword point is in fencing.

shatterzzz
April 21, 2023 12:35 pm

It certainly used to be so. Less so today, because public housing is now often left derelict and the neighbours can be very abnormal people. In some areas it can also be an unsafe place to live.

Block of , once were, pensioner only units on this “houso” estate .. well looked after, nice folk but then about 5 years ago as majority of the old folk passed on HC started moving in their druggies and just released dregs .. now a putrid dump with only a couple of OAPs left ..
I don’t think the average person realises that HC cares nothing about the old folks and living conditions except for the few days when some incident or other makes the 3 days news cycle .. that and non-payment of rent then you get a sudden flurry of activity before back to norm …….

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 21, 2023 12:36 pm

We can put the Air Crash Investigation to bed:

ChatGPT: What would have the greater impact a 10,000kg B25 crashing into the empire state building at 230 knots or a 120,000kg 767 crashing into the Twin Towers at 550 Knots?

Both scenarios would have had a devastating impact on the buildings and the surrounding areas. However, it is important to note that the specifics of each scenario would affect the extent of the damage.

In the case of the B25 crashing into the Empire State Building at 230 knots, it would have caused significant damage to the building and the surrounding area. The Empire State Building is a very sturdy structure, designed to withstand strong winds and even earthquakes, so it is unlikely that the impact would have caused the building to collapse. However, the damage would have been extensive, and the loss of life and property damage would have been significant.

On the other hand, the impact of a 120,000kg 767 crashing into the Twin Towers at 550 knots was catastrophic. The high speed and weight of the aircraft would have caused tremendous damage to the buildings, and the resulting fires would have been intense and widespread. The structural damage, combined with the intense fires, caused the collapse of both towers and a significant loss of life.

In summary, while both scenarios would have had a devastating impact, the 767 crashing into the Twin Towers at a higher speed and with a greater weight would have caused more damage and loss of life.

So, hypothetically, the Empire State Building would have survived and a Twin Tower would have been destroyed.
I think that answers the question.

(God, this AI thingo is good…)

Lysander
Lysander
April 21, 2023 12:37 pm

Blueticks from twitter users who don’t pay subscription fee are starting to be removed from today… I guess some will have a cry about that…

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 21, 2023 12:40 pm

The central message of XXXX Gold ads over the 40+ years since the brand was introduced is:
Beer drinkers are poofters.
XXXX hasn’t gone broke so far.

Without being controversial, Castlemain Perkins hasn’t gone broke because it’s been flattering XXXX drinkers all this time.

Kneel
Kneel
April 21, 2023 12:42 pm

“The reason (apart from laziness)…”

Laziness is under rated.
“Necessity is the mother of invention, but it’s not an immaculate conception. Invention has a father too, and that father is laziness.” – kneel.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 21, 2023 12:42 pm

This influences every part of his being, including his eyes, which develop with a focus on movement and detail, contrary to the female eyes which perceive color and depth in sharper clarity. (Ladies, this is why your husband neither notices nor cares about the difference between your red dress and your blush dress.)

Duh.

shatterzzz
April 21, 2023 12:43 pm

Try to tell the average Australian just how delicately balanced is the technological base of our society, and – if you’re lucky – you’ll get a semi intelligent “Huh?”

Most of us never think about how much we rely on the satellite network but even if you do there is nuttin’ we can do about super-power squabbles .. regardless of the hype of the media we are a miniscule cog in world affairs … none of the “big” guns are pondering, “I wonder how Oz feels about this?” whilst moving the “chess pieces” around ..!

Alamak!
Alamak!
April 21, 2023 12:44 pm

Dr Faustus> answer to this prompt “what caused the twin towers buildings to collapse in “pancake” style during 9/11 attack”

The impact of the planes caused significant damage to the buildings, including dislodging insulation and weakening structural components. The fires that broke out after the impact burned at extremely high temperatures, reaching up to 1,000 degrees Celsius, causing further damage to the buildings’ structural components. The intense heat caused the steel beams and columns to expand and weaken, eventually leading to their failure.

As the structural components weakened, the weight of the upper floors caused them to collapse onto the lower floors. The collapse of the upper floors created a chain reaction known as a progressive collapse, where each floor collapsed onto the one below it, leading to the pancake-style collapse of the entire building.

The design of the Twin Towers, which included a central core and a system of perimeter columns, contributed to the pancake-style collapse. The outer columns were not designed to bear the weight of the floors above once the central core and the floors themselves were compromised. As a result, the outer columns buckled, causing the floors to pancake down on top of each other.

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
April 21, 2023 12:44 pm

So, hypothetically, the Empire State Building would have survived and a Twin Tower would have been destroyed.
I think that answers the question.

(God, this AI thingo is good…)

But but…

What if it was hit by an African Swallow?? 🙂

Alamak!
Alamak!
April 21, 2023 12:45 pm

Chat GPT – convincing, as ever, but possibly not correct.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 21, 2023 12:47 pm

Show starts @ 7:55.
Jaxen report @ 52:30

———-

The HighWire with Del Bigtree:

ICAN Secures Religious Exemption From Vaccination In Mississippi in Historic Legal Win for Medical Freedom; Jefferey Jaxen Reports on the Censorship Industrial Complex, which Has Stooped to New Lows, Then Science is Starting to Show Why the Antidepressant Epidemic is Destroying America From Within; New Study Suggests COVID Vaccine cuts vital bifidobacterium in half. Study Author & Microbiome Expert Joins Del In-Studio to discuss; A New Zealand Pastor Spoke Out Publicly Against Lockdowns and Mandates. Now He is Set to Serve Months in Prison While Govt Admits Overreach and Mistakes.
Guests: MaryJo Perry, Lindey Magee, Aaron Siri, Esq., Billy Te Kahika, Sabine Hazan, M.D.

Episode 316: ICAN MAKES HISTORY

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 21, 2023 12:48 pm

Also:

What in all tarnation is a ‘blush dress’?

Enquiring minds, etc.

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 21, 2023 12:50 pm

The expression is “hoist on his own petard”….being a small medieval bomb:

Senior Andrews government ministers will be grilled by the state’s powerful truth telling commission as it probes injustices against Aboriginal Victorians.

They have also been warned to show “honesty and courage” amid ongoing frustrations that the government has hindered the inquiry’s work.

The Yoorrook Justice Commission will hold public hearings next month and in a historic moment will call the government’s senior decision makers for questioning over policy failings.

It has the powers of a royal commission and has so far focused on problems with the justice and child protection system.

Herald-Sun

shatterzzz
April 21, 2023 12:52 pm

… when the descendants of the Dharug people come knocking on her door to claim that the land on which her home is on was stolen, it now belongs to them, and the decision has been made and no debate can be entered into. I’m sure Heather Johnson will graciously “accept their decision”.

Bloody hell! .. !’ve got one of those Council signs outside on the verge .. Dharug land … tho the h & a are long gone .. gives it a more realistic feel .. LOL!

duncanm
duncanm
April 21, 2023 12:54 pm

Would it be appropriate to only allow Aboriginal people to vote on the constitutional change ? Indigenous citizens could speak for themselves and the rest of us could accept their decision.’
Heather Johnson, West Pennant Hills

people this thick really manage to feed themselves every day?

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 21, 2023 12:57 pm

Dr Faustussays:
April 21, 2023 at 12:06 pm
DrF, they also believe use of laxatives mimics uterine cramps.

My cup runneth over…

As do their backsides.

duncanm
duncanm
April 21, 2023 1:02 pm

.. it will not surprise any of you to learn that Mz Johnson (for I’m sure she would prefer Mz), appears to be a Teacher.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/heather-johnson-b9ab24a7/?originalSubdomain=au

Dot
Dot
April 21, 2023 1:02 pm

No bro.

Myron Gaines is literally a fed. I’m not joking. His real name is Amrou Fudl.

johanna
johanna
April 21, 2023 1:02 pm

India is paying attention, I hope our politicians are, too:

Air India has made one of the biggest aircraft orders in aviation history, purchasing 470 new planes from Boeing and Airbus.

The deal – which the company says will cost more than $US70 billion ($104 billion) – includes 400 short-haul planes, 70 long-haul planes, and 370 more planes on option.

Air India CEO Campbell Wilson says the new planes will not only revamp the airline – it also tells “the story of India”.

“India is one of the top five economies in the world, and it’s already one of the top five aviation markets in the world,” he explains in an interview with the ABC’s India Now!

“Though it has not been particularly well served by homegrown airlines, especially for long-haul international service.

“The country as a whole has less than 50 wide-body aircraft, which is a fraction compared to countries of a much smaller size.

“This order really represents the size and the untapped opportunity of the Indian aviation market.”

BTW, the photo of Campbell Wilson is interesting. I have never seen anyone who looked less like his name. 🙂

Anyway, he is on the right track. Indians are inveterate travellers, plus I have never met an Indian living in Australia who hasn’t been back to India at least once, usually several times.

Similarly, here at the motel we often get groups or families of Indian tourists. Some are here to visit relatives and friends, but some are simply curious about Australia. In all cases they are keen on sightseeing and ‘experiencing’ what the country is all about. If Air India makes international travel more accessible, I’m sure there is a ready market for it.

Around here, Indian migrants are mostly Punjabi. Many are Sikhs. I don’t see them hanging around Centrelink, either. They have a strong work ethic, although some of the other ethics are not what one would prefer. 🙂

Kneel
Kneel
April 21, 2023 1:03 pm

What would that be in Giraffe equivalents?

African or European?”

Either way, you’ll need to convert mass to troy ounces and speed to furlongs per fortnight – they are ISO for conversions involving Giraffe units.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 21, 2023 1:07 pm

Ed-Mongs new logo.

bespoke
bespoke
April 21, 2023 1:10 pm

P, that was an excellent article. Thanks for the link.

I agree then my cynicism kicks in. It is one of the many articles telling men how they should behave. Few articles are written addressing ‘the you go girl’ aggressive emotionalism the likes of Thorpe displayed. The instinctive protectiveness towards women can only work if it not taken for granted.

Lysander
Lysander
April 21, 2023 1:19 pm

Support for ‘The Voice’ has dropped across Australia in all six States over the last four months and after Liberal Party Leader Peter Dutton announced the party would formally advocate for a ‘No’ vote in the forthcoming referendum due later this year.

Now a plurality of 46% of Australians (down 7% points since December 2022) would vote ‘Yes’ to establish an ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament’, compared to 39% (up 9% points) who would vote ‘No’ and a further 15% (down 2% points) are undecided.

Victoria: Yes (52%, down 3%) cf. No (31%, up 3%) cf. Undecided (17%, unchanged);
New South Wales: Yes (46%, down 6%) cf. No (38%, up 9%) cf. Undecided (16%, down 3%);
Western Australia: Yes (46%, down 17%) cf. No (41%, up 15%) cf. Undecided (13%, up 2%);
Tasmania: Yes (38%, down 30%) cf. No (33%, up 9%) cf. Undecided (29%, up 21%);
Queensland: Yes (41%, down 3%) cf. No (46%, up 8%) cf. Undecided (13%);
South Australia: Yes (39%, down 15%) cf. No (50%, up 17%) cf. Undecided (11%, down 2%).

Lysander
Lysander
April 21, 2023 1:26 pm

(the only news outlets reporting on the Morgan Poll are: The Oz, Cairns Post and Sky)

Dot
Dot
April 21, 2023 1:27 pm

We need to platform Lidia Thorpe.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 21, 2023 1:33 pm

Knuckle Draggersays:
April 21, 2023 at 12:48 pm
Also:

What in all tarnation is a ‘blush dress’?

Enquiring minds, etc.

A very low-cut design, with deep cleavage exposure?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 21, 2023 1:36 pm

from mole’s linked blurb at 12.54:

if you don’t you will do nothing short of destroy your life. Because whereas in the past a man’s sex drive is what drove him to become the best man he could be—providing for his family, protecting them, and ultimately building civilization—today it is your biggest weakness.

Because while women no longer need you today, they’re not stupid enough to turn down any free help you’re willing to give them. And many know if they dangle the prospect of sex in front of you, you will provide them money, attention, and resources, essentially making you their part-time slave.

Hoo boy! Preach it!

Can I get an amen?!!!

calli
calli
April 21, 2023 1:43 pm

My sex slave is out playing golf. I’m minding four under eights.

Something clearly went wrong in my grooming and coercion process.

Dot
Dot
April 21, 2023 1:45 pm

Mention a Yamada putter and Miura irons and you may get loyalty.

Men, don’t view me as a traitor, but as an oracle.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 21, 2023 1:45 pm

And many know if they dangle the prospect of sex in front of you, you will provide them money, attention, and resources, essentially making you their part-time slave.

Thots and Simps.

Its which came first, the cancer or the AIDs.

Dot
Dot
April 21, 2023 1:45 pm

Lajosi, hand made putters.

I’ve used one. Creamy like butter.

Winston Smith
April 21, 2023 1:46 pm

ZK2A:

How many Aborigines would you meet, living in West Pennant Hills?

That can be increased multiple times by buying a house and renting it out to an Aboriginal family from Nhulunbuy.
Within a month they’d start to get a better understanding of Aboriginal issues.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 21, 2023 1:50 pm

I wonder when corporate executives will twig?

A Lesson in Corporate Wokeness: The Disaster After Making Aunt Jemima a Pariah (20 Apr)

When it was announced that the company was deciding to do away with the logo and mascot, some in the activist community declared it to be racist, it was huge news. (snip) even applying the rosiest measurement, by only counting a ten percent decline in each of those six quarters, the former Aunt Jemima brand declined by at least -50% since the name change. It is very likely much worse.

When you go obnoxiously woke half you customers leave. Funny how that works.

Johnny Rotten
April 21, 2023 1:54 pm

Now a plurality of 46% of Australians (down 7% points since December 2022) would vote ‘Yes’ to establish an ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament’, compared to 39% (up 9% points) who would vote ‘No’ and a further 15% (down 2% points) are undecided.

Victoria: Yes (52%, down 3%) cf. No (31%, up 3%) cf. Undecided (17%, unchanged);
New South Wales: Yes (46%, down 6%) cf. No (38%, up 9%) cf. Undecided (16%, down 3%);
Western Australia: Yes (46%, down 17%) cf. No (41%, up 15%) cf. Undecided (13%, up 2%);
Tasmania: Yes (38%, down 30%) cf. No (33%, up 9%) cf. Undecided (29%, up 21%);
Queensland: Yes (41%, down 3%) cf. No (46%, up 8%) cf. Undecided (13%);
South Australia: Yes (39%, down 15%) cf. No (50%, up 17%) cf. Undecided (11%, down 2%).

So, were voters in the ACT and NT not part of the Poll?

sfw
sfw
April 21, 2023 1:55 pm

Wife is working in Hervey Bay for 12 weeks, I came yesterday for a week, it’s around a hundred times better than Taree. Haven’t had time to look around much yet. I flew direct from Sydney yesterday, made a terrible mistake in getting to Sydney, a mate suggested that rather than fly Albury to Sydney, take the overnight train 1st class, so I did. Never again, the seats are tiny, the ride horribly uncomfortable, the noise, everyone around me snoring. I barely slept the seats seem to be designed to make it difficult. Left Albury at 1115pm arrived Sydney 8am completely exhausted.
I never want to get in a train again. Just booked a return flight to Albury I’ll forfeit the return ticket I paid for. I wouldn’t catch that train again if they paid me.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 21, 2023 1:57 pm

Johhny R

So, were voters in the ACT and NT not part of the Poll?

They count only in the “majority of voters” part of the referendum, which is irrelevant if the “majority of states” target is not achieved.

Jorge
Jorge
April 21, 2023 2:00 pm

……. and were adjusting the 3rd decimal point i.e. 99.995, say back to 99.990%.

Winston, I read somewhere that it was universally understood that the final .005% might be lacking in gold everywhere and that a certain amount of silver in compensation was acceptable. Gold from other jurisdictions matched Australian gold in that respect. One wonders if the mob from Shanghai were trying to embarrass Australia, though you couldn’t put it past MacGowan to employ some kind of sharp, deceptive practice. 4 Corners is not known for balanced and fair.

MatrixTransform
April 21, 2023 2:02 pm

government has resourced and empowered the body to keep them at arms length from decisions that will directly impact on the voters

FarmerGez nails it.

this seems to be the form that governance is taking when it comes anything climate-ish.

We do a lot of work around building efficiency and continually rub up against both GreenStar and NABERs who used to be climate ‘initiatives’ but have morphed lately into a sort of sustainability guidance system.

Ostensibly building owners are only encouraged to participate but the truth is that the requirements of especially NABERs, have become more like mandates.

If you get online and look up NABERs you’ll find that apparently it’s a “a national rating system that measures the environmental performance of Australian buildings, tenancies and homes” … sounds benign right?

No, behind the scenes you’ll find “NABERS ratings are legally required for commercial building owners/managers where: Under the Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure (BEED) Act 2010.”

What Gez says is true … the AEMO is empowered like NABERs and apparently can make up any old gibberish they like to futher the green cause without it actually being legislated. The back up legislation is written to make youse do what ever AEMO/NABERs/etc says you’ll do.

For a couple of years I’ve been watching and wondering where the anti-natural-gas push is coming from. Turns out that NABERs is incentivising building owners to mothball old (and new) gas plant in favour of all electrocity. In our world, we find all manner of idiot proposals being floated to go electric.

Things like replacing 20 MW hot water boilers with DHW Heat Pump systems.
My response is usually something like, “sure rip out the gas and install a new sub-station, you’ll be right”

NABERs has a whole army of consulting enginerds running around assisting building owners to meet their obligations and/or increase their NABERs star rating.

NABERs stars are now talked about in fractional terms almost like a currency

committee: what do we need to do to go from 3.8 to 4.1 stars?
enginerd: we have a new directive … rip out yr boilers mate
committee: geez, we may need a consultant
enginerd: don’t worry mate, we is one.
committee: any idea of payback
enginerd: this is ESG mate … nobody cares what it costs you

johanna
johanna
April 21, 2023 2:07 pm

sfw, I have caught the train from Canberra to Sydney a few times, but it’s not an overnighter.

It’s expensive and slow, but has lovely, comfy leather seats and plenty of legroom. The red wine sold onboard is very acceptable. I take a P G Wodehouse paperback with me to read in between watching the scenery. You can get up and walk around in comfort.

Now that the 25 minute flight from Canberra to Sydney has expanded to a couple of hours thanks to bureaucratic obstacles, plus you end up in Mascot, the train looks a lot more attractive than it used to.

If only the drones in the NSW trains authority were up to the mark, they could make something of it. Dream on …

bons
bons
April 21, 2023 2:14 pm

sfw. As a kid Taree was one of my favourite places.
It was so unique perched in its enormous river, dairy farms, nice people, tidy town, trestle bridge, close beaches
My Taree cousins seemed so much more adventurous than us, with their canoes and other river related things.
I overnighted there recently as a bit of a nostalga fix. Weep generating. Grafton similar.
In those days, Hervey Bay comprised a camping ground, fish and chip shop, pub, and a shop. It was a great camping spot. I was in shock when I visited recently for the first time in 60 years. How did this bloody big town get here?

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 21, 2023 2:25 pm

So, hypothetically, the Empire State Building would have survived and a Twin Tower would have been destroyed.

Huh?
The Empire State hardly had a scratch on it after a Liberator bomber nailed the North side.
The Twin Towers dropped a while after being hit and a 46 storey building half a mile away fell over 6 hours later without being hit.
Nothing hypothetical about that.

johanna
johanna
April 21, 2023 2:29 pm

For those who have not read it, I commend Tony Thomas’ excellent article about how the climate catastrophists are manipulating the MSM, social media and politicians, here:

The Council’s 2022 annual report boasts of its “drumbeat” of climate calamity, citing the planting of more than 22,000 stories in the media last year intended to influence “millions” of Australians. That’s 800 items a week obligingly regurgitated by stenographers identifying as journalists, plus a further 20,000 media items “supported” via third-party climate enthusiasts.[3] The Council not only spoon-feeds alarmism to reporters, it actually trains them with union help to propagate the narrative: in 2022, it

teamed up with the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, to provide expert advice to journalists nationwide on accurately and responsibly reporting on the climate [supposed] crisis.

and

When the mainstream media initially proved loath to sufficiently politicise the 2019 bushfires, the Council swung its Emergency Leaders for Climate Action – firefighters and first reponders – into the fray.

Through its media interventions, ELCA shut down the argument that we should not discuss climate change during a crisis and made clear that the Federal Government was warned of the risks of catastrophic bushfires and failed to act. ELCA’s media prominence cut through the political noise and firmly articulated the fact that worsening extreme weather events, including the devastating bushfires of last summer, are being aggravated by climate change, which is driven by the burning of fossil fuels.

The Council even gloats about its success in getting the sort of media coverage it likes:

Significantly, journalists are now clearly and easily making these links by themselves, without background briefings or prompting, demonstrating that these ideas have been well socialised and accepted.

The Council used the so-called climate-fuelled floods as another political gimmick:

As well as releasing our flood report, we identified 10 key electorates for special focus. We worked proactively in these communities to socialise information about climate risks and impacts, spark conversations about climate solutions and support candidates with issues briefs and research resources.

When PM Morrison told the UN that Australia was doing its fair share on emission cuts, the Council’s photogenic CEO Amanda McKenzie went for Media Gold, accusing Morrison of talking “colossal bull****”. That insult

was featured across ABC News, SBS and news.com.au among others … Due to this heightened media attention, the Prime Minister was forced to respond, blaming activists and the media for misleading Australians. Thanks to the media moment we created, ABC’s Media Watch dedicated a segment to the story…

There’s lots more.

Tony Thomas is one of the few true ‘journalists’ in this country.

Winston Smith
April 21, 2023 2:31 pm

Cassie Of Sydney:

No doubt Ms Johnson’s home is on land once inhabited by the local Dharug people, and since we’re now regaled with “always was, always will be” claims, I’m sure Ms Johnson will have no problem, no problem whatsoever, when the descendants of the Dharug people come knocking on her door to claim that the land on which her home is on was stolen, it now belongs to them, and the decision has been made and no debate can be entered into. I’m sure Heather Johnson will graciously “accept their decision”.

Bear with me, Cassie as a germ of an idea begins its journey to flowerdom:
.1 Someone – not Winston, because although he has gotten into some dodgy shit in the past, would never try this one out – were to form a company, say, The Olympic Dam Tribal Lands Committee, and send out letters to all the squatters on our land in “West Pennant Hills” giving details of the rates to be levied on said squatters when the Voice is passed and several clauses become apparent in a way they were just. not. apparent. before the vote.
.2 The rates letters will allow – as a gesture of goodwill – a rebate of 20% on the first years rates if paid by the end of the financial year 2023.
.3 Australian GNP for 2023 was $1,468.49Billion.
.4 Australian Population was 26,124,814 at 30 September (Your dating system – Our date is Year 62,649 Post settlement.)
.5 Rates are calculated at 1% of GNP/Population. Therefore send the sum of $1,634 Australian to the following account. 20% discount has already been applied.

Is there anything illegal about this? Immoral perhaps, but illegal? No.
🙂 Yes, I’m joking, for all the humourless bastards out there who are in dire need of a laugh transplant.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 21, 2023 2:37 pm

War Plan Red:
U.S. Dept of War canvassed attacking Canada as part of a War on the British Empire in the 1930s.

The assessment was that they would lose the Naval Battles with Britain but get what they wanted in Canada anyway.
Australia woulda been involved for the Empire in the Far East.
Declassified in 1974.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 21, 2023 2:40 pm

Regardless of what you think of Crowder as a performer, the terms he demanded show members agree to were see you next Tuesday-ish.
Dave Landau was on the Michael Malice show & went through the contract that he turned down.

Johnny Rotten
April 21, 2023 2:41 pm

A Frenchman, Englishman and an Australian go exploring in the jungle.

After some time, they come across a beautiful lake and all decide to go swimming.

Afterwards as they leave the crystal-clear water they are captured by a local tribe and are brought before the chief.

The chief looks at them and says “All three of you were caught swimming in our sacred waters. This is forbidden! As punishment we will torture you all to death. Then we will take the skin from your torso and use the leather to make a canoe. However, I will allow each of you one request before you die”.

The Frenchman thinks for a minute then speaks “I request a knife”.

The chief nods his head and a tribesman quickly gives the Frenchman a knife. The Frenchman looks the chief in the eye and says “I will not let you torture me! VIVA LA FRANCE!”

He then proceeds to stab himself through the eye and dies instantly.

The chief snaps his fingers and the Frenchman’s body is dragged away to be skinned. He then turns to the Englishman.

The Englishman thinks then says “I too would like a knife”.

Like before, the chief honours his wish and he is given a knife.

“I will not let you torture me either. RULE BRITANNIA AND GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!”

He then proceeds to stab himself through the temple and dies instantly.

The chief snaps his fingers and the Englishman’s body is dragged away to be skinned.

Finally, he turns to the Australian.

The Australian immediately askes for a fork. So the chief gets him a fork.

The Australian takes the fork in hand and begins to stab himself repeatedly all over his chest, screaming “TRY MAKING YOUR FARKING CANOE NOW!”

calli
calli
April 21, 2023 2:42 pm

groveling about a special relationship that has never existed.

Quite so. At best, each country uses the other for profit. A very uneasy, and often vindictive historical relationship, based less on shared values and more on reliable income streams for the well to do.

Cats know my grandies are here for a brief stay, so many…many cartoons are being watched. All the baddies have English accents. It has been ever thus.

Johnny Rotten
April 21, 2023 2:42 pm

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

– Samuel Johnson

shatterzzz
April 21, 2023 2:45 pm

“India is one of the top five economies in the world, and it’s already one of the top five aviation markets in the world,” he explains in an interview with the ABC’s India Now!

can’t be right, shirley! .. I’m sure that at as late as last year, maybe still, India was/is on out OS aid list ……..!

Johnny Rotten
April 21, 2023 2:46 pm

groveling about a special relationship that has never existed.

Same with Australia which is a vassal state of the USA. The same as the UK and most of the countries of Europe. Nothing new there.

Winston Smith
April 21, 2023 2:48 pm

(Ladies, this is why your husband neither notices nor cares about the difference between your red dress and your blush dress.)

What the Hell is a Blush dress?
Something like a hospital gown?

johanna
johanna
April 21, 2023 2:54 pm

Yeah, the ‘special relationship’ is like that of a gigolo or hooker. Every relationship that might be advantageous is characterised as ‘special.’ The US has ‘special relationships’ like dogs have fleas.

Like any client of a gigolo or a hooker, we need to be dispassionate if we are not about to be fleeced. Our US shield is mostly due to geography and geopolitics.

Nothing wrong with that, but let’s not imagine that it has anything to do with culture.

Johnny Rotten
April 21, 2023 2:59 pm

can’t be right, shirley! .. I’m sure that at as late as last year, maybe still, India was/is on out OS aid list ……..!

And why not? Apparently, China is still being classified as a ‘Developing Country/Economy’. Developing into what? A Monster.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 21, 2023 3:11 pm

Johnny Rottensays:
April 21, 2023 at 2:59 pm

Doesnt seem to be aid given government to government as such..
https://chennai.consulate.gov.au/cnai/DAPDAP.html

and china..
https://china.embassy.gov.au/bjng/DirectAidProgram.html

Got to keep the NGO’s of the chattering class in the custom to which is their right.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 21, 2023 3:13 pm

The Empire State hardly had a scratch on it after a Liberator bomber nailed the North side.

LOL, Grandpa Ed Simpson has still not worked out the difference between a four engine B-24 Liberator and a twin engine B-25 Mitchell. What an idiot.

Give it up, Grandpa. You are too old and senile for this.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 21, 2023 3:13 pm

Mole at 11:54.

Using the weight of 10,000 kg and 150 knts (229kmph) and chucking it through the calculator..

Gives 262 megajoules of force.

How many megger-jewels does the 767-200 do at 500 kts and 120 tonnes?

mem
mem
April 21, 2023 3:15 pm

Re the Roy Morgan Poll. What happened in Tassie? We need to repeat it elsewhere.
Tasmania: Yes (38%, down 30%) cf. No (33%, up 9%) cf. Undecided (29%, up 21%);

MatrixTransform
April 21, 2023 3:16 pm

Things like replacing 20 MW hot water boilers

oops … 2 MW not 20

Indolent
Indolent
April 21, 2023 3:20 pm

“Castrate your children. That is the message”

Tucker: This is a dark moment in our history

Tom
Tom
April 21, 2023 3:21 pm

Nothing bad ever happens as a result of competition.

I’ve just turned on the free-to-air TV coverage on the Seven Network of the rebel LIV golf tour’s Australian stop at the Grange golf club in Adelaide.

It’s like a rock concert with WWE-style concert announcements as heaving sold-out crowds flock to watch the world’s best players, who are lining up for life-changing contracts running into the hundreds of millions of dollars each.

It’s no coincidence the tour is the personal brainchild of Greg Norman, who always was a better businessman than a golfer, even though he spent years as the sport’s No.1 and won two majors (he should have won many more and famously choked on a six-shot final round lead in the 1996 Masters – a fascinating study for researchers about his neverending search for approval from his father).

Norman hated the US PGA Tour’s America-centricity and its reluctance to take the the world’s biggest tour on the road, especially to golf-mad Australia with all its world-leading courses.

Norman says the LIV tour “isn’t going anywhere” – that is, he has no interest in negotiating an end to golf’s great split, which resulted in the emergence of the rebel tour.

However, I reckon the longer the LIV tour persists, the more its playing stars will realise they are locking themselves out of the game’s pursuit of riches of the non-financial kind: accumulating major championships.

The LIV tour’s 54-hole format means its stars are playing year-round exhibition tournaments and are not battle-hardened for the ruthless 72-hole format of golf’s four annual major championships.

Two weeks ago, LIV tour star Brooks Koepka choked on a commanding lead in the early rounds of the Masters at Augusta and lost to Spain’s John Rahm.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 21, 2023 3:21 pm

thefrollickingmolesays:

April 21, 2023 at 12:03 pm

262 mj of force (i stuffed up my joules for mj yesterday)
747 was 23,051 mj of force

87 times the impact force.

Ah, sorry.
Didn’t see later post.
Yeah, I got roughly 100 times, but I think I used a later ER version of the 767 which has a MTOW of over 200 tonnes, and I was doing it in my head.
But, yes, whether it is 80 times or 100 times, we can conclude Googlery is clueless about such things.

Lysander
Lysander
April 21, 2023 3:22 pm

I don’t understand how the Invoice doesn’t contravene the UN Declaration of Human Rights???

No one race is to be put over another?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 21, 2023 3:24 pm

So, hypothetically, the Empire State Building would have survived and a Twin Tower would have been destroyed.
I think that answers the question.

(God, this AI thingo is good…)

I dunno.
I just got a feeling that it was holding back a little.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 21, 2023 3:24 pm

Using the calculator.

120000 kg x 926kmph =
51,449mj

Then theres all the faff about deformity, absorption of energy by destruction and a million other variables.
But I think the technical term for it is a “metric shitton” of hurt.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 21, 2023 3:33 pm

It’s Roy Morgan, which notoriously leans left.

Lysandersays:

April 21, 2023 at 1:19 pm

Support for ‘The Voice’ has dropped across Australia in all six States over the last four months and after Liberal Party Leader Peter Dutton announced the party would formally advocate for a ‘No’ vote in the forthcoming referendum due later this year

So, what has happened is that the Newspoll showing 4-5 states with a clear “Yes” majority, to only one … Victorianistan.
And don’t worry about the “Undecideds”.
I reckon there is a yuuuge shy “No” vote there, and it will break 80% to “No”.

Tom
Tom
April 21, 2023 3:34 pm
H B Bear
H B Bear
April 21, 2023 3:36 pm

However, I reckon the longer the LIV tour persists, the more its playing stars will realise they are locking themselves out of the game’s pursuit of riches of the non-financial kind: accumulating major championships.

Might be too early to call. My view is plenty will be happy to get off the PGA merry go round playing meaningless tournaments to maintain ranking points that are required for entry requirements at various points. Pros attitudes vary a lot by where they sit in the food chain.

Johnny Rotten
April 21, 2023 3:36 pm

Lysandersays:
April 21, 2023 at 3:22 pm
I don’t understand how the Invoice doesn’t contravene the UN Declaration of Human Rights???

No one race is to be put over another?

And wot’ baat’ the Race Relations laws here as well as Human Rights, Discrimination, Blah, Blah, Blah. It seems as though all of that goes out of the window when white/pinky/pale coloured people are being plundered/taxed/pillaged. The ‘InVoice’ will be so great that it will break Australia if it gets through.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 21, 2023 3:37 pm

Lysandersays:
April 21, 2023 at 3:22 pm
I don’t understand how the Invoice doesn’t contravene the UN Declaration of Human Rights???

No one race is to be put over another?

Silly you. Did you really think that UN Declarations were meant to impede so-called “progressive” policies? Their intention is to support them, and to the extent that they do not, they are not relevant to the debate.

Lysander
Lysander
April 21, 2023 3:51 pm

Ah yes, I always forget BJ: It’s the side, not the principle…

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 21, 2023 3:52 pm

How it started

Alvin Bragg promises not to prosecute theft to establish ‘racial equity’ balance: ‘Crime of poverty’

How its going
NYC saw record levels of felony crimes last year, most in over 15 years

My response to the voters of New yak.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMaVIAlJlnw

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 21, 2023 3:56 pm

Indolentsays:
April 21, 2023 at 3:30 pm
Clot Shot Does NOT Contain mRNA? Covid Vaccine BIOWEAPON 100% SYNTHETIC, NOT BIOLOGICAL

Not 100% confirmed, yet. Keep in mind proprietary rights and the bastards had carte blanche to do what they did with the batch numbers.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 21, 2023 3:59 pm

callisays:
April 21, 2023 at 1:43 pm
My sex slave is out playing golf.

Lucky him.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 21, 2023 4:02 pm

My sex slave is out playing golf.

RDO?

Indolent
Indolent
April 21, 2023 4:04 pm
thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 21, 2023 4:06 pm

Cunk on Winston.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJf5wDGEiug

“I’ve never met Churchill. So the best way to understand it is to ask someone else who’s never met him.”

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 21, 2023 4:08 pm

My response to the voters of New yak.

Yak is off the menu Mole.

NYC’s Vegan Mayor Eric Adams to Limit Amount of Meat People Can Eat to Combat Climate Change (20 Apr)

Adams wants to reduce food-based gas emissions by 33% in the next 7 years. “Food is the third-biggest source of cities’ emissions right after buildings and transportation. But all food is not created equal. The vast majority of food that is contributing to our emission crises lies in meat and dairy products,” Adams said.

They seem to want everyone to flee the place.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 21, 2023 4:09 pm

Before they banned the miniature horse from the mall.

Cash and Rowdy.

———–

woof bark growl:

Great Dane and a horse inside a shopping mall (4k)

Indolent
Indolent
April 21, 2023 4:09 pm
Tom
Tom
April 21, 2023 4:14 pm
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 21, 2023 4:17 pm

Boambee Johnsays:

April 21, 2023 at 3:13 pm

The Empire State hardly had a scratch on it after a Liberator bomber nailed the North side.
….
LOL, Grandpa Ed Simpson has still not worked out the difference between a four engine B-24 Liberator and a twin engine B-25 Mitchell. What an idiot.

I think the maffs has beaten Googlery by KO in the second.

Lysander
Lysander
April 21, 2023 4:21 pm

Woof!

Nancy has some cracking bones this week!!!

https://thesydneyinstitute.com.au/blog/issue-631/

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 21, 2023 4:22 pm

Interesting corollary of the mass and speed calcs.
How much more impact will a 2 tonne EV have than a 1.5 tonne ICE vehicle travelling at the same speed?
Or, put another way, if a road has had a speed limit of 100 kmh set, what speed limit should we set for EVs to ensure no greater impact than an ICE vehicle?
If it saves just one life …

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 21, 2023 4:25 pm

Im sure this is going to be awesome.
Just fine.
Not done with the objective of grabbing as many firearms licences back as possible.

Special gun licences for WA farmers likely as state rewrites Firearms Act, police minister says

A special advisory board to consult with farmers on firearms laws will be established as Western Australia moves to ban high-powered weapons and ammunition.

The state’s police minister says special licences for farmers and primary producers are likely
Reform of the state’s Firearms Act was already underway when a large cache of high-powered weapons — mostly legal and licensed — was discovered by police in a bunker in Perth earlier this year
. *

The discovery led WA Police to push for a ban of 56 types of firearms and 19 calibres of ammunition as part of the reform process.**

The move blindsided farmers and pastoralists who use firearms as part of their day-to-day work.

Announcing the advisory board this week, Police Minister Paul Papalia said it would provide farmers with direct access to the legislative process. ***

“We recognise that farmers and primary producers are a special case,” Mr Papalia said.

“They need a firearm for doing their job so they are going to be given special access and special insight to drive the policy.”


WAFarmers president John Hassell welcomed the announcement of the board but said he hoped the consultation would be genuine.

“Our experience so far with the minister is they said they were going to do consultation, summoned us up to Dumas House [and] told us what was going on.” Mr Hassell said

“My experience of it was no consultation whatsoever — it was laying down the law.” ****

Prenti Downs Station manager Jack Carmody said there needed to be a differentiation between recreational and professional shooters.

Mr Carmody, who ran for the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party at the 2021 state election, said professional shooters had a genuine need for particular tools like sound suppressors to effectively control pest animals.*****

*That would be the nearly 100% legally owned stuff dragged out before the cameras from the “Fuhrer-Bunker” in order to gin up some panic for slithering turds in parliament to point at and caper and gibber like spastic marmosets for the cameras.
** I wonder if the dreaded “gel blaster” caliber will remain banned?
*** Attempt to use divide and conquer to prevent any united pushback against the scumbags crayoning this legislation.
**** Oh Im sure they wont do that, like they did before, and the time before that…
***** Why does he imagine, in his wildest fantasies they are acting in good faith?
All hes doing is announcing hes bent over the barrel but will be shocked- shocked he says if any Ananas comosus is suddenly inserted into his clacker.

calli
calli
April 21, 2023 4:42 pm

H B Bear says:
April 21, 2023 at 4:02 pm
My sex slave is out playing golf.

RDO?

Escape from small children. You know it makes sense.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 21, 2023 4:48 pm
Speedbox
April 21, 2023 4:53 pm

Our youngest Miss Speedbox attends a public high school here in Brisbane. She was saying that girls often vape in the girl’s toilet block and that the teachers don’t intervene because the girl’s toilet block is considered a ‘safe place’ and teachers rarely enter unless specifically requested.

Has anybody else heard of such a thing?

Lysander
Lysander
April 21, 2023 4:56 pm

Why does the set of “Ellen” look just like Epstein Island???

https://twitter.com/iluminatibot/status/1649125511589928960?s=20

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 21, 2023 4:58 pm

Delusional Woman FAILS IQ TEST In Supermarket

Spelling is hard!

(I watched right through but that first one was awesome, if she’s real. I fear she is.)

bespoke
bespoke
April 21, 2023 4:59 pm

Good laugh.

Indeed Steve. I’ll show it work tonight.

Roger
Roger
April 21, 2023 5:03 pm

Lysandersays:
April 21, 2023 at 3:22 pm
I don’t understand how the Invoice doesn’t contravene the UN Declaration of Human Rights???

Put simply, it’s a declaration, not a legal instrument.

Think of it as…aspirational.

JC
JC
April 21, 2023 5:04 pm

Hey Sanchez, is that you vectoring today? You’re such a vecteror.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 21, 2023 5:09 pm

Has anybody else heard of such a thing?

Womens toilets? Sounds like one for Groogs.

Roger
Roger
April 21, 2023 5:14 pm

Apparently the state believes you can tell the child in utero that ‘she is such a strong girl’ as well as also believe that you can kill it any time before birth for any reason.

And without even a pinch of cognitive dissonance.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 21, 2023 5:22 pm

The Twin Towers dropped a while after being hit and a 46 storey building half a mile away fell over 6 hours later without being hit.
Nothing hypothetical about that.

Mr Case, I’d like you to consider the detonation of an Israeli nuclear device 300m under the Twin Towers.

Hypothetically, of course.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 21, 2023 5:24 pm

The Empire State hardly had a scratch on it after a Liberator bomber nailed the North side.

A what bomber?

I had thought the word ‘Mitchell’ was smeared all over Ed’s boat race yesterday.

P
P
April 21, 2023 5:30 pm

Today April 21, the Catholic Church honors Saint Anselm,
the 11th and 12th-century Benedictine monk and archbishop
best known for his writings on Christ’s atonement and the existence of God.

To fall in love: St Anselm and the point of faith and reason
Archdiocese of Melbourne – Written by Christian Bergmann

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
April 21, 2023 5:32 pm

Western Experts’ New Fear: Russia is Evolving and Adapting

Or is it simply that Western analysts have finally adapted to the truth?

SIMPLICIUS THE THINKER – 21 APR 2023

A newly written report by retired Australian Army Major General, Mick Ryan, has sent Western presses into fevered overdrive. He makes the bold assertion that the Russian army is adapting and evolving, and that the old, tired stereotypes of Russians being ‘stupid’ are harmful for Ukraine and should be put to bed.

And this follows a spate of such similar sentiments on Ukrainian Twitter, Telegram, and other social media. Alarmed by a wave of recent Russian successes, the new customary take appears to be that Russia is ‘wisening up’, and a new reckoning call amongst the AFU-supporting cognoscenti is taking place.

Mick Ryan’s piece was published right here on Substack:

The Modern War Institute at West Point lists his credentials as follows:

Maj. Gen. Mick Ryan (Australian Army) graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, in 1989. He has commanded Army units at the Troop, Squadron, Regiment, Task Force, and Brigade levels during his three-decade career.

From 2010 to 2011, Maj. Gen. Ryan worked in the Pakistan Afghanistan Coordination Cell on the US Joint Staff, as the Division Chief for Governance, Development, and Engagement, and subsequently in a new Strategy and Policy Division.

As a general officer, he has served as the Director General Strategic Plans in Army Headquarters, Commander of the 1st Brigade in Darwin, and as Director General Training and Doctrine for the Australian Army.

I’ve quoted him before in my writeup on Russian BTGs here:

To his credit, Mick Ryan appears to be one of the least ‘blustery’ and inanely arrogant of the Western generals commentating on this war.

He’s on the opposite end of the spectrum to guys like Ben Hodges who spew hateful drivel disguised as hyperbole and propagandistic rhetoric about Russian military capabilities, charged with emotional language that speaks to a personal vendetta rather than clear-minded rational analysis.

On the contrary, Mick Ryan’s handling of the war appears to be more balanced, sensible, and at times erudite, albeit pedantically lacking true insight. But for what it’s worth, let’s see what he has to say, and why so many headlines of alarm are being churned out in the wake of his article.

Firstly, he states that Russia’s improvements and ‘evolution’ has come on the tactical rather than the strategic side.

He is also one of the few Western commentators that gives credit to Russia’s professional, large-scale withdrawal from Kherson without casualties or equipment losses, attributing a tactical soundness to the maneuver.

Next, he believes due to previous tactical failings, Russia has switched to an attritional model, utilizing slow-crawl advances under cover of massed artillery fires to prevent the types of flanking maneuvers that Russian forces purportedly fell victim to in the early part of the war. This is a fairly pedantically self-evident insight.

Next is Russia’s focus on utilizing the Wagner group in Bakhmut.

Ryan here falters a bit. First he slips back to his instincts in erroneously describing Wagner’s attacks as ‘human wave tactics’, which is for obvious reasons antithetical to the bent of his entire post. But then he quickly catches himself and goes on to specify in more detail that they’re actually ‘sophisticated waves’ of echeloned troops with their own unique, well-honed roles.

Thirdly he brings up the recent trend, of which I wrote at length in the earlier pasted article about BTGs, of Russia switching to small unit tactics focusing on assault/shock units specializing in storming fortifications and trench systems.

He references the Ukrainian reserves officer’s Twitter account which I likewise used in my post, who wrote at length about the so-called ‘captured Russian field manual’ which describes the new types of Russian assault units and their configurations. We’ll return to the UA officer shortly.

Lastly, he brings up Russia’s switch to utilizing glide-bombs en masse in order to ‘adapt’ to Ukraine’s air defenses, as well as construct their own vast defensive fortifications, replete with ‘dragon’s teeth’, revetments, and everything in between.

As can be seen, most of these observations are rather basic and pedantic.

Most of them do not even constitute Russian ‘evolution’ or ‘adaptation’, as it would be condescending towards the Russian forces to believe such basic approaches are major advancements from previous conduct.

The truth is, one thing I realized is that Western commentators and ‘analysts’ love to disguise their own failed predictions and poisoned narratives with the canard of Russian ‘evolution’.

Most of the top Western pundits’ analysis has proven wrong in this war, and so now in order to save face and maintain an air of rectitude they use the false paradigm of a ‘sudden, unexpected’ Russian ‘evolution’ as a sort of cognitive dissonance for their own failings.

As I said, to believe Russia massively “evolved” into these very basic tactical understandings is to believe that the Russian army’s previous state of operation was some “dumb Mongoloid barbarians” caricature.

It’s as if Russia only just now ‘figured out’ that they can outrange enemy air defense with bombs that have greater range. This is in similar fashion to the tropes about “Russians learning how to use indoor plumbing”, etc.

Not a single one of these ‘advancements’ are moments of light-bulb-sparking ‘insight’, but rather very straightforward, logical continuations of Russia’s new objectives following the end of the first phase which attempted to subdue Ukraine bloodlessly by way of pure offensive intimidation.

To say that Russia has ‘evolved’ to using their artillery advantage in order to lessen casualties is to basically admit you have never studied Soviet warfare and military doctrines.

With that said, I do believe Russia is very subtly innovating and experimenting, but it is doing so in ways that go over the head of the basic, superficial observations most of these Western analysts are capable of making.

For instance, it is true that Russia is experimenting more with small unit tactics; but it’s obviously something done out of necessity, and it’s not like it’s completely new territory to them. While we can call it a form of ‘adapting’, as I said before, it’s not some rare lucid moment of sudden insight that the mongrel orc horde has been struck with, but rather a direct, logical continuation of the shift in military objectives that occurred last year.

To get back to the previously mentioned UA officer, he has recently posted a new Russian manual claimed to have been captured in the field, which talks about another new type of unit called ‘Storm Z’ that Russia is experimenting with. You can see his Twitter thread on it here:

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 21, 2023 5:32 pm

KD

It was, but Grandpa Ed Simpson has reading difficulties.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 21, 2023 5:33 pm

Has anybody else heard of such a thing?

It’s a good idea to keep Chalkies outta the girls toilets, particularly lady chalkies.

The 3 years I was at High School, both Girls Mistresses were lezzoes, one was pretty aggressive about checking skirt lengths of the many sluts at the School, so they swapped her out for another Lezzo.
Both Art Teachers.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 21, 2023 5:33 pm

A what bomber?

They were trying to free Fay Wray from the big monkey on top of the building.
So it was a women’s liberator.

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 21, 2023 5:35 pm

Sounds like bollocks Speedbox.

I was doing a spot of teaching over the last few years and toilets are routinely ratted by teachers for kids doing bad things, ranging from vandalising them through to beating up other kids, smoking, taking drugs etc.

If they were said to be off limits to teachers that would be an open invitation for kids to go there routinely to do such things.

The only limitation is it needs female teachers to rat the ladies toilets etc.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 21, 2023 5:38 pm

A what bomber?

Stratofortress, surely.

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 21, 2023 5:41 pm

Residents in a small Boston community have become the latest victims of a maddening eco-mob dubbed the ‘Tyre Extinguishers’.

The climate-zealots have wreaked havoc on both sides of the Atlantic by purposefully deflating the tires on family vehicles, before leaving a condescending note telling the victims their cars are ‘unnecessary and pure vanity’.

Striking early in the morning before their targets are awake, the group exclusively deflates SUVs, which they feel ’cause more air pollution’ and ‘are more likely to kill people’.

Daily Mail

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 21, 2023 5:41 pm

The Russians had a beautiful plan.
Take the airbase, decapitate command and control in Ukraine while a “thunder road” cut through the guts supported by helicopters/aviation.

Nearly every point of the original plan failed.

Id also wager a lot of units readiness was much more theoretical than realistic.

Now we are back to tried and tested infantry based approaches, with lots of artillery against dug in defenders.

The horrible pity of it is both sides are happy to pour in their conscripts leavened by whatever “mercenaries” put their hands up.
And bugger all attempts by the international “community” to get a ceasefire/negotiated end to the war after more than a year.

Johnny Rotten
April 21, 2023 5:43 pm

Bruce of Newcastlesays:
April 21, 2023 at 5:33 pm
A what bomber?

They were trying to free Fay Wray from the big monkey on top of the building.
So it was a women’s liberator.

Lol. For a start it was a Big Ape and not a monkey. Secondly, the aircraft were Biplanes in 1933. But thirdly, she was a bomber………………………..

https://www.britannica.com/topic/King-Kong-film-1933

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
April 21, 2023 5:44 pm

Bruce of Newcastle says:
April 21, 2023 at 4:58 pm

Delusional Woman FAILS IQ TEST In Supermarket

Spelling is hard!

(I watched right through but that first one was awesome, if she’s real. I fear she is.)

Just a Reminder – African American Apes at Work in WalMart in Chicago, and they Wonder why WalMart Closes?

Chicago Mayor: Why would Wal-Mart leave our city?!

Chicago Wal-Marts:

cohenite
April 21, 2023 5:44 pm

Crotchless persisting with the inside job retardity about the Twin Towers is not only physically stupid but acts to deflect or remove blame from the muzzies. It should be remembered that 9.11 was the second attempt by the goat shagging tards. They had a good shot in destroying the Twin Towers in 1993 and some of the same arseholes were involved in 9.11. The purpose of 9.11 was to destroy the future. Previously the sick bastards had destroyed the Twin Buddhas in Afghanistan, thus destroying the past. In islam there is no time before islam or no alternative future time. The fact that they succeeded the second time should have resulted in most of the US security apparatus being executed for gross dereliction of duty. Instead they expanded their numbers and they now work around the clock inventing crimes to charge Trump with.

On this issue crotchless is a fu.kwit.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
April 21, 2023 5:46 pm

sfw says:
April 21, 2023 at 1:55 pm
take the overnight train 1st class

I had a brilliant idea recently – 1st class sleeper Sydney to Casino then early morning bus to Surfers.
The best laid plans…….sleeper cancelled, 3rd class seats carriage was the replacement. No sleep for OSC that night.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 21, 2023 5:48 pm

Mr Case, I’d like you to consider the detonation of an Israeli nuclear device 300m under the Twin Towers.

Okay.

Hypothetically, of course.

What’s your hypothesis, Cletus?

cohenite
April 21, 2023 5:53 pm
thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 21, 2023 5:53 pm

Their ABCcess.

Drunken skank yelling racial abuse outside a nightclub…. reported days later, and only once Elbow the inconceivable commented on it – for one day.

St Jacinta gets criticized by an Aboriginal land council… into story 2, day 2 of the reportage.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-04-21/central-land-council-condemns-jacinta-price-in-joint-statement/102250660

The thrust of which is a blatant lie that Aboriginal kids arent abused at a higher rate than the rest of Australia..

https://aifs.gov.au/resources/policy-and-practice-papers/child-abuse-and-family-violence-aboriginal-communities
In Western Australia, in the period 2000-2001, Aboriginal children were 7.6 times more likely to be the subject of substantiated child abuse cases than children from other cultural backgrounds. The total number of Aboriginal children on care and protection orders in WA at this time is 355 (with Aboriginal children in WA being 7 times more likely than other children to be on care and protection orders). Aboriginal children were more likely to have been the subject of a substantiation for neglect than other children (AIHW 2000/01).

Johnny Rotten
April 21, 2023 5:54 pm

thefrollickingmolesays:
April 21, 2023 at 5:41 pm
The Russians had a beautiful plan.
Take the airbase, decapitate command and control in Ukraine while a “thunder road” cut through the guts supported by helicopters/aviation.

Nearly every point of the original plan failed.

Maybe it did, but this is where the Russians and the UKR are at now. I would humbly suggest that the Russians have the upper hand. Watch this and make your own mind up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxW8ryqrdN4

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 21, 2023 5:55 pm

It should be remembered that 9.11 was the second attempt by the goat shagging tards

On behalf of Ed October, I would like to remind everyone that they also flew a C5 Galaxy into the Eiffel Tower in 1912.

Never forget.

Mark from Melbourne
Mark from Melbourne
April 21, 2023 5:56 pm

Woke Mind Virus

Hanson’s toons are consistently amusing.

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
April 21, 2023 5:59 pm

Im sure this is going to be awesome.
Just fine.
Not done with the objective of grabbing as many firearms licences back as possible.

Eventually, the government will come for everything, including your child’s nerf gun, under the grounds that it’s “in the interests of public safety and to discourage toxic masculinity”.

Then they will round you up and execute you if you complain about eating bug pie…

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 21, 2023 6:05 pm

Their ABCcess.

Drunken skank yelling racial abuse outside a nightclub…. reported days later, and only once Elbow the inconceivable commented on it – for one day.
It’s not really news.
Albanese having a go at Thorpie?
That’s news.
Basically, your Labor/Green Party wants Thorpie out, even though she was elected to a 6 year term 10 months ago, and clowns like you are doing the Dirty Work.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 21, 2023 6:06 pm

Elon has removed Hillary’s blue checkmark.

Like he said he would for legacy blue checkmarks that did not sign up for the $8/month.

I gather Trump’s account has also been stripped of its checkmark.

Once again, all good.

The blue checkmarks have a value, evidenced by the fact the people faced with losing them were angry about it – they wanted to keep them. If it has value, Twitter is entitled to charge for it.

Diogenes
Diogenes
April 21, 2023 6:07 pm

Has anybody else heard of such a thing?

I’m working in such a place now. Only deputies allowed in the dunnies. Had yard duty outside the senior toilets, could smell the vapes, reported same to office, nothing done

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 21, 2023 6:07 pm

Wrong KD it was the Eyefull Tower next to the Alamo.

Dot
Dot
April 21, 2023 6:07 pm

legal and licensed

Well eff off then plod.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 21, 2023 6:09 pm

Lover her to bits. The situations she put herself in on those Uni campuses was legendary.

She’s a mum now and taking it easy.

———–

Liberty Hangout:

25 Mar 2023
These college students failed to answer basic American history questions during Spring Break!

College Students Fail American History Trivia

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 21, 2023 6:09 pm

On behalf of Ed October, I would like to remind everyone that they also flew a C5 Galaxy into the Eiffel Tower in 1912.

Never forget.

Uh huh.
Did it fall down, like the Twin Towers and the 46 story Building 7, which was a half mile away?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 21, 2023 6:11 pm

Did it fall down, like the Twin Towers and the 46 story Building 7, which was a half mile away?

It fell into the sea, which is why we have the Channel Tunnel today.

What you see today is a hologram. This is common knowledge.

Johnny Rotten
April 21, 2023 6:15 pm

Knuckle Draggersays:
April 21, 2023 at 5:55 pm
It should be remembered that 9.11 was the second attempt by the goat shagging tards

On behalf of Ed October, I would like to remind everyone that they also flew a C5 Galaxy into the Eiffel Tower in 1912.

Never forget.

That’s a new one me. Hmmmmmmm.

And then the C5 Galaxy went on to sink the Titanic in 1912 after leaving the Eiffel Tower intact?

Strange days indeed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuuhsqA95iA

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 21, 2023 6:15 pm

I would humbly suggest that the Russians have the upper hand.

Just numbers alone should make Russias win inevitable.
What should be going on is trying to keep as much of Ukraine as possible to allow it to become a viable state again once this is over.
If that means surrendering 20% of it but being able to make the remaining 80% a new Switzerland then it might be the best that can be managed.

As it stands if Russia wins they will be reduced to a rump state with a Russian puppet administration installed.
Short of NATO getting involved (and unless an overthrow of Putin occurs) there isnt any other realistic path for the Ukraine to keep itself a state.

That doesnt mean i support Putin, hes the cockhead who started the war.

Indolent
Indolent
April 21, 2023 6:16 pm

Dr. John Campbell

WHO new treaty

Cassie of Sydney
April 21, 2023 6:17 pm

The Australian has put up an execrable piece written by Stan “the always tanned” Grant. The piece is a wankfest and wafflefest about “whiteness”. It’s called “The White Queen is dead, the ABC is nervous … I feel empty”. I’ve written a comment, which I know won’t be published, but here it is…

“Stan Grant goes on a lot about “white and whiteness” yet he left his indigenous wife for a blond white woman. Odd that.”

Dot
Dot
April 21, 2023 6:25 pm

Well said mole.

Dot
Dot
April 21, 2023 6:26 pm

Liberty Hangout:

25 Mar 2023
These college students failed to answer basic American history questions during Spring Break!

That’s shocking. You could indoctrinate these people with anything. They’re blank states.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 21, 2023 6:27 pm

“Stan Grant goes on a lot about “white and whiteness” yet he left his indigenous wife for a blond white woman. Odd that.”

To be fair, she does have some Aboriginal in her, on occasion.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 21, 2023 6:27 pm

Not a Jack Vance in sight.

Nor a Heinlein! I’ve read 6 of them, possibly a seventh since I may have read Solaris in the distant past.

The Dragon Masters would have to be my favourite novella of all time. I wish it’d been longer! The Houses of Iszm, another novella, was excellent too.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 21, 2023 6:28 pm

You won’t race out to buy his book, Cassie? No, me neither.

Johnny Rotten
April 21, 2023 6:32 pm

That doesnt mean i support Putin, hes the cockhead who started the war.

Incorrect. The war has been going on since 2014 with the USA and NATO behind the whole thing with the UKR Army having a go at Eastern Ukraine (which is Russian speaking and with Russian people).

You like everyone else here in Sunny Australia have been completely unaware of these events. And why would you not be aware? Australia is a nice peace loving place to live and be in.

Putin just said. ‘I have had enough of this BS’ and went in boots and all. And here we are with Russia about to smash everyone out of the park. Game over soon with the USA having another bloody nose.

bespoke
bespoke
April 21, 2023 6:39 pm
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 21, 2023 6:39 pm

I can’t imagine what it must be like to be an age pensioner in the private rental market just now – frightening is the best word I can come up with.

Normal apartments are mostly beyond pensioner incomes, even with the rent allowance that governments offer as a supplement; a track record and points system also weeds out poorer pensioners. Boarding houses are where a lot end up, and these are becoming scarce due to gentrification.

It’s been like this for a long time. As students in the 60’s we once sublet a small attached flat to our rental terrace to a seedy man and his fourteen year old son. They were both such a problem, the guy especially, that we had to say please leave, and the fourteen year old simply said we’re used to it. Broke my heart, but I still went along with the eviction decided by the ‘commune meeting’ (we were such loonies) due to the damages they were causing which we were all responsible for. They went down the road to the aboriginal squat for a while, then on to a boarding house, all in now gentrified Glebe.

When at tech in 1963 I had a room at The Rocks, a rough area indeed at that time. An old pensioner guy had the connecting room, separated from mine by a thin sheet of masonite over the doorway. He used to go through periods of yelling to himself, but I’d bang on the masonite and he’d stop. I think he just liked to know I was in. He’d then turn the radio on low. I used to chat to him in the yard, for we shared the outdoor toilet and the copper for boiling washing. He never used it, washed his clothes in the concrete tubs in Solvol soap and cold water, which he used on himself too. I used Sunlight, a more refined choice. Other residents used the bathroom on the second floor, where you put pennies in the gas metre for a shower and you could enjoy the view of the back harbour from the window as you soaped up. As in Ruth Park’s Surry Hills, the residents were a mixed brew, interesting all-types, from European immigrants to drifters from the country (as was my old guy, whom I don’t think used the bathroom at all, he mainly washed at the laundry tubs). There were also occasional lone females having a sad middle age; one left and another one replaced her. No other students but me doing Tech, students were only from the better off classes back then, able to impress Estate Agents and rent a big place for communal friends (whom I joined in with once at University), or if more timid, poorer and less sure of themselves, they lived at home in the ‘burbs.

So it’s never been easy being poor, but I do think it’s got harder now that rooms-to-rent are quickly disappearing from the culture. Old hotels now seem to be where some still get a room (my eldest son was befriended most kindly by a 70 year old fellow who died in one of these recently in Redfern, paying $200 a week for it from his pension too). We were trying to jump the housing hoops for him, but too late. Drugs too have made the population of poor people obnoxious.

As for public housing, in my experience with my two sons and some others, it is so badly run, favours are given, and no attempt is made to separate out old people and reasonable tenants with children from the drug-addled abnormals and dealers that abound in it. Suicides are distressingly common.

Dot
Dot
April 21, 2023 6:39 pm

Incorrect. The war has been going on since 2014 with the USA and NATO behind the whole thing with the UKR Army having a go at Eastern Ukraine (which is Russian speaking and with Russian people).

You like everyone else here in Sunny Australia have been completely unaware of these events. And why would you not be aware? Australia is a nice peace loving place to live and be in.

Putin just said. ‘I have had enough of this BS’ and went in boots and all. And here we are with Russia about to smash everyone out of the park. Game over soon with the USA having another bloody nose.

Where have people in Eastern Ukraine gone as refugees? Not to Russia, but to western Europe. Just because they speak Russian does NOT mean they invited Russian irregular forces to infiltrate their provinces and create a state of lawlessness. Here’s a hint, many Swiss speak German, but they don’t want to be Germans.

Every single province in 1991 voted for Ukrainian independence. Yes votes for disputed provinces:

Donetsk Oblast 83.90%
Luhansk Oblast 83.86%
Sevastopol City 57.07%
Crimean ASSR 54.19%

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 21, 2023 6:40 pm

Baddies vs baddies Johnny.
Putin is worse because he decided to ramp it up.
Thats about as deep and strategic as sorting out the sides needs to get.

Both sides are mincing their conscripts – many, many people who dont really want to be there on both sides.

Resident brainworms and the EU all happy to supply the ordinance as just marginally less shit than the 2 “leaders” of both nations.
So far the only one to look credible is Macron and Xi – both who have tried to at least broach a negotiated end.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
April 21, 2023 6:42 pm

Tormented Truckers Ogle Overweight Onroad Offerings to Government Gaia Goddess
https://www.brisbanetruckshow.com.au/news/volvo-chief-calls-for-government-action-on-zev-regulations/

Volvo Group Australia President, Martin Merrick, has called for all levels of government to form a taskforce to address regulatory barriers to the adoption of next-generation zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs) in Australia.

HVIA CEO Todd Hacking agrees, noting the heavy vehicle industry’s position on the regulatory changes needed to support ZEVs is clear, but needs urgent action by government and its policy and regulatory agencies.
“Current truck axle load limits are too low. If not addressed, they will completely strangle efforts to decarbonise the industry, preventing it from contributing to Australia’s mandated emissions reductions targets,” he says.
“Allowing heavier electric and hydrogen trucks is vital in opening up access to new low and zero-emissions heavy vehicles,” HVIA’s National Policy and Government Relations Manager, Greg Forbes, said at the time.

After a century of development the Diesel + ICE powertrains are so power and energy dense that any Hydrogen/Electric substitute will need to exceed legal loading limits to get similar performance.
Whether one sees this as 1) asking government to solve the imaginary problem government created, or 2) industry captains asking for special regulatory dispensations to accelerate their commercial sales, or 3) both, is a reader exercise.

will
will
April 21, 2023 6:44 pm

Air India has made one of the biggest aircraft orders in aviation history, purchasing 470 new planes from Boeing and Airbus.

Will they have holes in the seats? Enquiring minds need to know.

Indolent
Indolent
April 21, 2023 6:47 pm

I hadn’t finished watching the Dr. John Campbell clip on the WHO Treaty in which he highlighted a speech by Andrew Bridgen in a U.K. parliamentary debate, held as a result of a huge petition, and I have to say it is probably the most terrifying thing I have ever seen. And it’s coming to us in May. It would completely abrogate national sovereignty the minute an emergency was called, for however long they wished. In fact, it would do so just on the suspicion of an emergency. And the WHO is funded not by the member states, but over 80% by vested interests, one of the largest of which is the Bill and Belinda Gates Foundation, of course.

There’s been much discussion of potential amendments to the Australian Constitution lately but we might as well just throw the constitution in the bin, if this gets up. And they are setting up a “Misinformation” unit. This is world government, in practice.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 21, 2023 6:51 pm

Here’s Jordan Peterson discussing IQ Testing in the Military and other IQ issues.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 21, 2023 6:51 pm

Today, not a good idea to repeat this situation without a bunch of blokes on the flanks…or a bunch of Melinda May, Daisy Johnson and Mocking Bird chicks in the background. Ladies dropping the filth would be difficult for the MSM to comment on....yes, it’s fanatsy…moving on

The best part is, all the filth are on camera, forever.

“Hey mum and Dad!”

19 Feb 2020
Kaitlin Bennett went to Ohio University to make a Presidents Day trivia video and was quickly swarmed by a mob of leftists.

Leftists Riot Against Kaitlin Bennett at Ohio University

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 21, 2023 6:51 pm

Ol’ Stan has decided his fortune lies in complaining endlessly about how blacks are treated:

The White Queen is dead. The ABC is ­nervous. It has circled around these topics all week. The republic. Colonisation. Empire. Genocide. Racism. If they’ve been discussed, it has been in muted tones. No one wanting to step outside the lines. At one point it is suggested to me that Q+A might not discuss the Queen’s death at all. One producer suggests we do a program on aged care. That would be ­ridiculous. No. We will do it, I say, and I will put Black voices front and centre. And Black women. My friend Sisonke Msimang – the South African writer – and the Wiradjuri lawyer Teela Reid agree to be part of the program.

At times like this, my role is impossible. As journalists, we cling to our objectivity. But that is a lie. Who is objective? What a bloodless idea. There is nothing objective about the way my people – my family – have been treated. And what is objective about this ritual mourning of the White Queen?

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 21, 2023 6:52 pm

The only successful war since WWII the US has been involved in was Granada. A tinpot island. Ostensibly to save Yank students and rid the place of Cuban communist influence. US, look around your own country at what you have become. How embarrassment.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 21, 2023 6:56 pm

Only the ones over the engines Will.

Johnny Rotten
April 21, 2023 6:58 pm

bespokesays:
April 21, 2023 at 6:39 pm
Why did the Chicken Cross the Road?

By the time you have watched this stoopid video which I have not linked to, you may well have fallen asleep or left Planet Earth.

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
April 21, 2023 6:58 pm

That doesnt mean i support Putin, hes the cockhead who started the war.

Incorrect. The war has been going on since 2014 with the USA and NATO behind the whole thing with the UKR Army having a go at Eastern Ukraine (which is Russian speaking and with Russian people).

I would argue the war began shortly after the Cold War ended.

You know, when instead of disbanding, NATO instead opted instead to continue it existence and keep expanding eastward towards the Russian border…

chrisl
chrisl
April 21, 2023 6:58 pm

The only B24 Liberator bomber left in Australia is being restored in Werribee,south west of Melbourne
By volunteers.
There are open days

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 21, 2023 7:00 pm

And it’s coming to us in May. It would completely abrogate national sovereignty the minute an emergency was called, for however long they wished. In fact, it would do so just on the suspicion of an emergency. And the WHO is funded not by the member states, but over 80% by vested interests, one of the largest of which is the Bill and Belinda Gates Foundation, of course.

It’s absolutely astonishing that anything like this could be seriously considered by any government. It’s just a takeover of democracies across the planet. If our government signs up, we need to find out who paid them to betray us. Then some HoP time.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 21, 2023 7:02 pm

(Ladies, this is why your husband neither notices nor cares about the difference between your red dress and your blush dress.)

What the Hell is a Blush dress?
Something like a hospital gown?

The piece in brackets was written by an American woman in P’s article about raising boys. I think the term ‘blush’ likely refers to a lighter shade of red than bright crimson.

And while on blushes, why on earth do Sky News make-up artists keep making women, notably Rita Panahi, have unnaturally bright red cheeks? A blush too far, in my view. Tone it down.

Roger
Roger
April 21, 2023 7:02 pm

Ol’ Stan has decided his fortune lies in complaining endlessly about how blacks are treated

The final nail in the coffin of Q&A?

Razey
Razey
April 21, 2023 7:02 pm

Every single province in 1991 voted for Ukrainian independence.

From Soviet rule perhaps?
Memories of Holodomor? Who knows.

In the end, Putin doesn’t give a shit about the people like all politicians. This is all about power. Even though I cannot support Ukraine (mainly because my own government here declared war on me because I didnt take their vaxxx), war sucks and I want it to end as soon as possible.

Roger
Roger
April 21, 2023 7:06 pm

You know, when instead of disbanding, NATO instead opted instead to continue it existence and keep expanding eastward towards the Russian border…

Why those eastern countries formerly in the Soviet orbit wanted to join NATO remains a mystery, apparently.

Johnny Rotten
April 21, 2023 7:09 pm

At times like this, my role is impossible. As journalists, we cling to our objectivity. But that is a lie. Who is objective? What a bloodless idea. There is nothing objective about the way my people – my family – have been treated. And what is objective about this ritual mourning of the White Queen?

Yer’ know what pisses me off with Stan Grant (a very Aboriginal name that is) is how people go on about ‘My’ People. Hang on, where does this ‘My’ come into it? Your People? Your Country? Dickhead. it is Our Country. The word is ‘OUR’, you T.W.A. T.

And the Queen and other Caucasians were never white. A white person is an Albino you dick heads.

calli
calli
April 21, 2023 7:10 pm

One producer suggests we do a program on aged care. That would be ­ridiculous. No. We will do it, I say, and I will put Black voices front and centre. And Black women. My friend Sisonke Msimang – the South African writer – and the Wiradjuri lawyer Teela Reid agree to be part of the program.

Stan has gone full racist.

Never go full racist.

Winston Smith
April 21, 2023 7:10 pm

Steve Trickler:

Delusional Woman FAILS IQ TEST In Supermarket (Birds Gone Crazy)

The first one is classic.
So are the rest.
The greatest contributor seems to be an overwhelming sense of entitlement and ignorance. No clues to the rest – enjoy.

calli
calli
April 21, 2023 7:11 pm

On reflection, I would love to see an historical program hosted by Sam on pre-european settlement aged care.

It would be very instructive.

calli
calli
April 21, 2023 7:12 pm

Sam = Stan

I blame Bluey on fast rotation.

Indolent
Indolent
April 21, 2023 7:13 pm
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 21, 2023 7:16 pm

Today we went to Bunnings at Rose Bay. I had made a list of disparate things we needed to buy and Hairy is good at finding things there, so I jumped at the chance when, bored, he said would I like a trip to Bunnings. We needed some special glue to glue broken glass, some rust remover for my French iron console with a marble top, some paint to repaint it with, some steel putty (difficult stuff) to mend a railing rusting in concrete, some aluminium paint to paint a couple of aluminium lamp bases because I don’t want to throw out the lamps, some single hooks for the back of two bedroom doors, and stuff like that, including a few minor things like some special rubber gloves for rust remover. It all came to $240, which seemed excessive, but that’s inflation for you, very noticeable with the paint.

We drove out after an hour and were two minutes over the hour of free parking, so they charged us $7.50 to get out. Not even two minutes grace! And no extra time allowed due to having a receipt for a hefty amount? Men love to go to Bunnings to wander and ponder, but it seems they’ll have to pay for the privilege now.

Johnny Rotten
April 21, 2023 7:17 pm

willsays:
April 21, 2023 at 6:44 pm
Air India has made one of the biggest aircraft orders in aviation history, purchasing 470 new planes from Boeing and Airbus.

Will they have holes in the seats? Enquiring minds need to know.

If they do, then arses will be sucked out quick smart with the pressurised cabins so good luck with that.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 21, 2023 7:19 pm

war sucks and I want it to end as soon as possible.

I’m not at all sure about this. War sucks for individuals caught up in it, but on the other hand, it is the only thing which involves harsh reality for most. Living in a verbal fantasy is what a great many ppl do for most of their lives in the rich countries; see the tranny fantasists for an example.

Wars may be good for us, forcing the loonies to confront a reality that can’t just be cancelled and abused. You can break into the ladies’ loos and into women’s spaces generally, and you can demand your right to do it, but shrieking and waving banners won’t stop bullets.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 21, 2023 7:23 pm

I blame Bluey on fast rotation.

Fattist! Ableist!

Bluey accused of being ‘fatphobic’ in latest episode, but parents split on the messaging (18 Apr)

Australian cartoon show Bluey has been branded “fatphobic” after its latest episode showed Bandit and Chilli, Bluey the dog’s mum and dad, weighing themselves on the scales, with Bandit sighing and touching the excess skin around his middle.

The episode, titled ‘Exercise’, saw Bandit then working out in the backyard with his kids, before heading to the doctor at the end of the episode for a check-up.

However, the scene hasn’t gone down well with Australian viewers, with a number of parents taking to social media to complain about how the show had been complicit in body shaming.

Obviously Bluey needs a whole bunch of trannies in it to be forgiven by the woke priestly class.

areff
areff
April 21, 2023 7:29 pm

The only successful war since WWII the US has been involved in was Granada

Read Edward Lutwak’s scathing ‘Pentagon and the art of war’. The Grenada invasion succeeded in only two respects: an enormous US miltary and naval assault managed to oust about 600 Cuban construction workers, most of then no more than navvies and only some of whom were armed.

During the course of the operation, the Americans bombed the lunatic asylum by mistake, killing quite a few (memory fails me as to the number). They also bombed quite a few other things that didn’t need it.

And then there was the debacle offshore. Helicopters, which could quite easily have deposited their troops on dry land, instead followed orders to drop them in the sea, reason being that it was going to be a showcase for James Bond-style derring-do that would impress legislators at the next military appropriations committee hearings. Well, the poor buggers, all loaded to the max with gear, jumped as ordered and — glop, glop, glop, glop — vanished instantly beneath the waves. Again, memory fails as to how many died.

And then there was the problem with the first-generation night vision goggle (not goggles plural) which made it rather difficult to fly a helicopter, as evidence by the number that flew straight into the sea.

Everything that went wrong — troops unable to contact ships for artillery support, for example — provided a list of needed fixes, many of which, fortunately, were set right after. That’s why the Taliban was ousted in short order after 9/11.

Roger
Roger
April 21, 2023 7:29 pm

Men love to go to Bunnings to wander and ponder, but it seems they’ll have to pay for the privilege now.

Patronise a locally owned hardware store if you can.

They’ll often negotiate on price.

May be next to impossible in the big smoke, I’ll grant.

Johnny Rotten
April 21, 2023 7:30 pm

Wars may be good for us, forcing the loonies to confront a reality that can’t just be cancelled and abused. You can break into the ladies’ loos and into women’s spaces generally, and you can demand your right to do it, but shrieking and waving banners won’t stop bullets.

I disagree as not all of the loonies die. A lot seem to survive and end up like Head Case and MontyPox Virus. Sad really.

Tom
Tom
April 21, 2023 7:32 pm

Latest Please Explain cartoon.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 21, 2023 7:35 pm

I disagree as not all of the loonies die.

No, but having a bullet whistle past their ears might shut them up. If it doesn’t and they scream ‘Transwomen are women!’ at the enemy by way of fighting back, that gives the enemy another shot at them.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
April 21, 2023 7:44 pm

Roadside Picnic is brilliant.
Solaris is some sort of sick joke. I can only guess it’s a cypher which some people can project a halo of profundity upon… not me.

Johnny Rotten
April 21, 2023 7:48 pm

Everything that went wrong — troops unable to contact ships for artillery support, for example — provided a list of needed fixes, many of which, fortunately, were set right after. That’s why the Taliban was ousted in short order after 9/11.

It was a Commonwealth Nation and when Maggie found out she gave Ronnie a right old ‘bollocking’ over the blower. Normal service and servitude was resumed shortly afterwards. Kiss and make up as they say. The Queen was not amused.

Ed Case
Ed Case
April 21, 2023 7:51 pm

Ol’ Sancho was vergin’ on a Racism/BadWhites bender earlier over the 6 year old and her parents that were shot after a bucket’ball landed in some redneck’s yard.
Latest on the story is the victims are White and the shooter is Black.

Hey Sancho!
No one noticed, you can wriggle back.

cohenite
April 21, 2023 7:56 pm

One way of beating the trannies in women’s sport:

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10160236707737247&set=a.439917322246

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 21, 2023 8:00 pm

Roadside Picnic is brilliant.
Solaris is some sort of sick joke.

Here you go Wally!

Top 10 GREATEST Soviet sci-fi writers (2020)

I’ve only read Andromeda from this list, and a long time ago. Never read Roadside Picnic. My impression of Andromeda was strange, not unlike Ray Bradbury – who I’ve never really been able to get into.

SF went through mystical phase. These days we’re back to good old Heinleinesque space opera, which suits me just fine.

rosie
rosie
April 21, 2023 8:00 pm

However, the scene hasn’t gone down well with Australian viewers, with a number of parents taking to social media to complain about how the show had been complicit in body shaming.

‘A number of parents’ how many, 10, 12?
Then they should stop watching.
Bandit was behaving normally, just like a real dad.
I’ve watched a bit of Bluey over the last couple of weeks, it’s quite delightful and you get a strong feeling the episodes are based on someone’s real life experiences.

Johnny Rotten
April 21, 2023 8:01 pm

Ed Casesays:
April 21, 2023 at 7:51 pm
Ol’ Sancho was vergin’ on a Racism/BadWhites bender earlier over the 6 year old and her parents that were shot after a bucket’ball landed in some redneck’s yard.
Latest on the story is the victims are White and the shooter is Black.

Hey Head Case and a Suitable Case for Treatment. A white person is an albino. A Caucasian is not white. Please go back to your colouring by numbers books and practice more. Dickhead.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 21, 2023 8:09 pm

Excellent Please Explain.

The mushrooms growing out of Albo’s nipples were nice touches.

Winston Smith
April 21, 2023 8:10 pm

Chrisl:
Link to your B24 Liberator site.
Looks like they’re doing a damn good job.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 21, 2023 8:15 pm

Link to your B24 Liberator site.

Wasn’t Australia producing Liberator bombers, before this country had a motor car industry?

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
April 21, 2023 8:19 pm

Thanks Bruce-
Ray Bradbury? I’m aware of his work
Ducked in to Perf’s pre-eminent SF bookstore the other day, got a copy of Caliphate by Tom Kratman. Endearing wonk who runs the shop was wearing a facemask, which made reading his banter even more inscrutable than ever, but good fun,

Johnny Rotten
April 21, 2023 8:26 pm

Knuckle Draggersays:
April 21, 2023 at 8:09 pm
Excellent Please Explain.

The mushrooms growing out of Albo’s nipples were nice touches.

No photos please. This is a Family Programme please.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 21, 2023 8:35 pm

Get yourself a drink and sit down with me for five minutes before I start cooking, says Hairy.
He does the cooking, I get it all prepared. That’s what we do.
So I get myself an Aperol spritzer and we sit in front of his computer and he shows me the itinerary he’s been planning for our September trip into northern Italy and up into the Dolomite mountains to Salzburg, then back to Trieste to pick up our three-seas cruise. I think, I say, that it all sounds great but that I will need a bit more time to fit it all in; we need to have some three-day stops or four-day stops in order to catch our breath. My breath anyway, I mutter. So we agree on that, and he’s so happy. I axe the Alfra Romeo (remember how unreliable they are) and suggest a BMW, because he says he wants a decent car if he’s doing all of the driving, which he will be. Maybe I should relent on the Alfa, he’s put so much effort into thinking out this trip. It is mostly Italy after all. 🙂

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 21, 2023 8:36 pm

The frogs are going off. They’d have to be burrowing under fence lines to get a root.

Johnny Rotten
April 21, 2023 8:44 pm

Steve tricklersays:
April 21, 2023 at 8:36 pm
The frogs are going off.

LOL. Those hard working frogs are going off cos’ they may have to work harder than ever before to get a pension. Poor sods. Here in Australia, we keep working until………………….We don’t.

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