Open Thread – Weekend 29 April 2023


Road along the Loing Canal, Camille Pissaro, 1902

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Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 29, 2023 12:03 am

Hi

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 29, 2023 12:03 am

Possibly a podium?

All vicious uptickers can now go home.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 29, 2023 12:04 am

Silver, to a born woman.

Not too bad.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 29, 2023 12:05 am

Bran new dai, as well.

Rabz
April 29, 2023 12:27 am

yeah but more information needed! It wouldn’t make sense that they would be afraid of upsetting *only* a minority, because that would have little financial impact

Collectivist propaganda purveyors are everywhere and almost impossible to escape. Here are (some of) the main drivers:
– The braindead lamestream meeja
– Anti-social meeja
– Brainwashed ignorant illiterate innumerate anti-scientific ahistorical imbeciles (i.e. da yoof) that are now infiltrating corporations, having successfully subsumed the bureaucracy and the “political advisor” caste (recognition hint, the female ones are paralytic projectile vomiters and don’t bother with knickers while the male ones resemble mUttley on an endless golf and Krispy Kreme binge)
– Karens – ugly screechy utterly useless gullible hysterical white middle aged middle class women who thanks to their multiple rampant neuroses now infest the braindead bureaucracy and corporate HR hives
– The infiltration of apolitical organisations by collectivist drones, e.g. the NRMA
– The infiltration of conservative political parties by collectivist drones – e.g. the Gliberals, the National Agrarian Socialists

What next, the f*cking Masons?

MatrixTransform
April 29, 2023 12:32 am

James Lindsay, in a recent, unscripted, 25-minutes-long speech to the European Parliament

it’s quite interesting

it’s much worse than interesting

listen carefully while he tells you the absolute truth

the part where he explains that it’s a cultural revolution
the bit where he points out that all the latest expressions aren’t fragmented
that they’re all facets of same gem
that part where he pulls the thread that weaves through every marxist school of thought for 70 years

the bit where he tells you that they will take what they want

you’ve been warned

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 29, 2023 12:48 am

# 7

goodnight mongs

JC
JC
April 29, 2023 12:50 am

hey sanchez

watch your language

when speaking to us

you have been warned.

wanker mong

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 29, 2023 12:58 am

fk off head perfect

else i will make you poop yr pants

wanker mong

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 29, 2023 1:00 am

off to bed now

i only say that becuz it gives johanna the shits

Rossini
Rossini
April 29, 2023 1:00 am

Megan Kelly getting stuck into Fox in her latest podcast.

Perth Trader
Perth Trader
April 29, 2023 1:57 am

I have enough emotional baggage and intergenerational trauma to put fear into the souls of men and win the hearts of single women .

Oh come on
Oh come on
April 29, 2023 2:14 am

The photo of Albo ‘DJing’ in this article is as cringeworthy as anything KRudd has been snapped doing.

What on earth is that thing Albo is gormlessly grinning at? It looks like a large rectangular box-shaped pin cushion with a bunch of colourful plastic pins stuck in it. Something that’s come off the set of Playschool. That’s supposed to be a deck of some sort?

Tom
Tom
April 29, 2023 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2023 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2023 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2023 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2023 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2023 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2023 4:09 am

A.F. Branco. Spot on!

Tom
Tom
April 29, 2023 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2023 4:12 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2023 4:13 am

Steve Kelley.

Tom
Tom
April 29, 2023 4:14 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2023 4:15 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2023 4:16 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2023 4:17 am
Johnny Rotten
April 29, 2023 4:25 am

Thanks again Tom, although except for Leak, my upticks didn’t register…………………………….

Johnny Rotten
April 29, 2023 4:26 am

Now my upticks are working. LOL.

Black Ball
Black Ball
April 29, 2023 5:37 am

Khuntery noos, Hun

New police documents have cast doubt over former Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton’s explanation about his officers’ decision not to breathalyse Catherine Andrews following a horror crash.

A day after the Herald Sun revealed a secret Ambulance Victoria report contradicted Daniel Andrews’ claim his car was “T-boned” by teenage cyclist Ryan Meuleman, investigation notes reveal more inconsistencies relating to the police probe.

At the time of the 2017 independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission inquiry into the crash, former police chief Ashton told 3AW the two police officers who attended the smash had simply “mucked up”, believing “one thought the other had done it (the test)”.

But police notes from a meeting between officers and the Meuleman family 10 days after the crash, obtained by the Herald Sun, state that a senior-constable chose not to conduct a breath test because it was their “opinion” that the driver — Mr Andrews’ wife Catherine — did not appear “affected by alcohol”.

The unearthed ambulance report published on Friday detailed how the Andrews’ family Ford Territory was “travelling 40 to 60kmh” when it “struck” Ryan in a Blairgowrie backstreet, contradicting the Premier’s claims that their slow-moving vehicle had been “T-boned” by the bike.

Another former Police Chief Commissioner, Kel Glare, says he is “disturbed” by the force’s handling of the crash investigation that left Ryan, then 15, with a punctured lung and internal bleeding.

Glare, the state’s top cop from 1987-1992, said he did not believe “proper procedure” had been followed in the case.

Concerns over the police’s failure to use breathalysers and the removal of the car from the scene have also been raised by lawyers exploring fresh litigation over the crash.

“The best description that I can give you of the whole episode is disturbing,” Glare said.

“The car should never have been allowed to leave the scene, for two reasons: one is, it was a very serious incident and needed proper forensic assessment and two, the car was unroadworthy,” Glare said.

“The photographs show the windscreen smashed to pieces and that means the car ought not to have been allowed to be driven. It’s beyond belief.”

Of the failure to conduct breath tests, Glare – a former police prosecutor and a qualified barrister – said: “I think the decision was made because of who was involved – it seems pretty obvious given all of the stories.

“And that’s unacceptable. It should have been routine. There was a very serious injury to the young lad on his bicycle, you don’t make those sort of judgment calls when you have got the technology to properly assess the situation”.

Of the failure to conduct breath tests, Glare – a former police prosecutor and a qualified barrister – said: “I think the decision was made because of who was involved – it seems pretty obvious given all of the stories.

“And that’s unacceptable. It should have been routine. There was a very serious injury to the young lad on his bicycle, you don’t make those sort of judgment calls when you have got the technology to properly assess the situation”.

Glare said the competing explanations given by Ashton and the new police notes were another “matter for concern” as were revelations Ryan was never formally interviewed by crash investigators.

Of the failure to conduct breath tests, Glare – a former police prosecutor and a qualified barrister – said: “I think the decision was made because of who was involved – it seems pretty obvious given all of the stories.

“And that’s unacceptable. It should have been routine. There was a very serious injury to the young lad on his bicycle, you don’t make those sort of judgment calls when you have got the technology to properly assess the situation”.

Glare said the competing explanations given by Ashton and the new police notes were another “matter for concern” as were revelations Ryan was never formally interviewed by crash investigators.

Glare said it was “never too late to have a proper investigation” but Assistant Commissioner for Road Policing Glenn Weir told 3AW on Friday the Meuleman probe would not be reopened.

“We conducted a thorough investigation, as I understand it, at the time and the matter is closed,” Weir said.

“We talked to everyone at the time – witnesses, ambulance … the fire brigade.”

Government Minister Steve Dimopoulos said the 2013 crash had already been “thoroughly” investigated.

“This is over a decade old,” he said.

“The most appropriate authorities have investigated this thoroughly and have made no adverse findings.

“Beyond that, the Premier himself has answered questions on this almost as many times as he’s answered questions on Covid.

“This has been thoroughly examined and I really don’t have any more to say.”

Sorry to ruin your weekend kind reader, but I feel physically ill after reproducing this article here. Monty no doubt approves this action, which means xe/xir xemselves must have pushback when claims are made on the fat lesbian’s behalf.
We are living in dangerous times peoples.

Gabor
Gabor
April 29, 2023 6:06 am

Black Ball says:
April 29, 2023 at 5:37 am

Khuntery noos, Hun

You are betting man BB?
Nothing will come of this unless there is a palace coup brewing in the liars party.

132andBush
132andBush
April 29, 2023 6:35 am

From Roger @ 1:41 yesterday.

Environment and Water Minister Tanya Plibersek said this lack of water has robbed Indigenous people of economic opportunities, particularly in rural Australia, and disrupted cultural practices.

Indeed.
Whitey came in and stole all the irrigation infrastructure, just like that.

132andBush
132andBush
April 29, 2023 6:36 am

*From Roger’s quoted article.

bespoke
bespoke
April 29, 2023 7:28 am

Elon Musk Drops the Hammer on Twitter Account Debuting Pedo Flag

Theoretically, there is nothing wrong with letting people “live their truth.” But once someone’s truth begins to ruin someone else’s life, then there are problems. And when the nation decided that gender was whatever someone feels like it is on any given day, the door was opened for anyone to sneak through. And not all of these people are content to simply live their truth and go their merry way.

Via intapundit

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2023 7:29 am

WH concedes that Biden is ordinarily only available for duties from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.

Even then he may have nothing scheduled.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 29, 2023 7:30 am

Don’t slip with that jackhammer. Could be painful.

German Climate Idiots Use New Type Of Glue Requiring Jackhammer To Break Free (28 Apr)

Climate activists in Berlin have taken their idiocy to a new level – deploying a new type of glue which, when applied to a human hand and a roadway, requires a jackhammer to remove.

More than 30 roads were blocked according to German news agency DPA.

Last Generation is demanding that German cease the use of all fossil fuels in the next 6.5 years, and want short-term measures in the meantime, including a 62-mph (100 km/hr) speed limit on highways in order to curb transport emissions.

If Germany completely ceases fossil fuel use in 6.5 years it’s going to be a very cold and very still place with a lot of starving people. But hey that may be what they want.

Dot
Dot
April 29, 2023 7:31 am

– Karens – ugly screechy utterly useless gullible hysterical white middle aged middle class women who thanks to their multiple rampant neuroses now infest the braindead bureaucracy and corporate HR hives

They’re not all women. It’s sad, but you run into men who might have a finance background but are left of Albo or ones that believe all the MSM disinfo. “There is no such thing as the Deep State!”.

You have to suspend reason to believe private individuals can be guilty of a criminal conspiracy but a multitude of people in government and public service positions cannot plan and coordinate together to subvert the will of the electorate (which is often nefarious and also often illegal).

calli
calli
April 29, 2023 7:35 am

It looks like both Dover and C.L. have chosen the same subject matter, perhaps even the same scene – different perspectives, different artists.

calli
calli
April 29, 2023 7:37 am

Climate activists in Berlin have taken their idiocy to a new level – deploying a new type of glue which, when applied to a human hand and a roadway, requires a jackhammer to remove

Tourniquet and chainsaw.

Watch the fad stop.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 29, 2023 7:37 am

Just remember the Parkinson-Trumble-Palmer meant -to-be -secret dinner.

Min
Min
April 29, 2023 7:39 am

A welcome to the country that made my day yesterday . A speaker at the book launch for Mark Lawson at il gambero in Lygon st thanked all those in little Italy who had brought their culture here.

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2023 7:39 am

Environment and Water Minister Tanya Plibersek said this lack of water has robbed Indigenous people of economic opportunities, particularly in rural Australia, and disrupted cultural practices.

If it was hard to build a dam with red and green tape, it will be next to impossible with black tape applied.

It’s already mooted that indigenous objections would prevent the wall of Warragambah dam being raised.

Meanwhile, the same government proposing this radical change plans to bring in 400 000 migrants per year.

Dot
Dot
April 29, 2023 7:39 am

Quite frankly I got bullied by a left wing Gen X male Karen (his obesity may have disrupted his hormones so maybe his doctors identify him as female) re: the safest and most effective vaccines ever.

A totally made up political concern* became the dire concern of private sector interest.

He was from Melbourne though so it is to be expected.

*Exaggerated by innumerate ahistorical fear mongering imbeciles who later broke their self imposed own curfews to rut like a hog on heat with a slutty other woman.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 29, 2023 7:46 am

Sorry to ruin your weekend kind reader, but I feel physically ill after reproducing this article here. Monty no doubt approves this action, which means xe/xir xemselves must have pushback when claims are made on the fat lesbian’s behalf.
We are living in dangerous times peoples.

Yes same here and credit to the HUN for pursuing this. It shows their complete contempt for regular people. Looks like they decided the kid was a kulak.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
April 29, 2023 7:54 am

Let’s compare culture. Pizza v Boomerang.
No contest, the Italians win.
“A welcome to the country that made my day yesterday . A speaker at the book launch for Mark Lawson at il gambero in Lygon st thanked all those in little Italy who had brought their culture here”.

Johnny Rotten
April 29, 2023 7:56 am

Environment and Water Minister Tanya Plibersek said this lack of water has robbed Indigenous people of economic opportunities, particularly in rural Australia, and disrupted cultural practices.

And what about the lack of water before White Settlement) when there were NO Dams. Unless Bruce Pascoe has invented them for one of his books.

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2023 8:00 am

‘If there is one received wisdom imbibed equally by Left and Right it is that the kids are all woke. In Britain and the USA, support for left-wing parties correlates almost precisely with youth.

It was not always thus — young people were a decisive factor in electing Margaret Thatcher. But the dramatic left-ward shift of the youth vote encourages many left-liberals to believe that demographics are destiny and that time will bring the unstoppable triumph of progressive values.

One problem with this sweeping assumption is that it is parochially Anglocentric. In Europe, nationalism is primarily a youth movement, and a rapidly growing one at that.’

The kids are alt-right

Bruce
Bruce
April 29, 2023 8:05 am

@132 & bush:

There is now MORE water available on the land than there has been since the “Inland Sea” went away, a million or more years ago.

Amusingly enough, apart from graziers and grain growers, the greatest beneficiaries have been the macropods. Skippy and her kin did very well out of the creation of a denser network of available surface water provided by everything from small “turkey nest” dams to the tapping of the Great Artesian Basin and its network of bore drains. Kangaroos are as tough as old boots. Their hides are highly prized as raw material for shoes and jackets, etc., but they need water, like the rest of us.

Having a very long history of having to survive in a “boom or bust” environment, they also have an interesting breeding trick up their… pouches? They are a frisky bunch, with adult females being almost perpetually pregnant. Often seen with one hopping alongside, and one in the pouch, they also keep “spares” dormant, internally. As one gets booted out of the pouch to start fending for itself, the one in “storage ” does the long crawl up to the pouch and latches on. “Twins” do sometimes occur; not all of them survive to maturity.

flyingduk
flyingduk
April 29, 2023 8:05 am

The unearthed ambulance report published on Friday detailed how the Andrews’ family Ford Territory was “travelling 40 to 60kmh” when it “struck” Ryan in a Blairgowrie backstreet, contradicting the Premier’s claims that their slow-moving vehicle had been “T-boned” by the bike.

Whilst the pictures are suggestive of a higher speed and ‘car hit bike’ not ‘bike hit car’ crash, I would caution placing much weight on an ‘ambulance report’:

I was a member of SA Ambulance for decades, taught them on ‘Impact Biomechanics’ and read a large number of their ‘case cards’ which detailed patient details at crashes. Ambulance crews do not conduct accident investigations, are not trained in such, and are not good judges of impact forces, particularly when involving vehicles and pedestrians or bicycles. I saw a great number of lightly injured patients brought in whereby the relevant forms stated ‘struck by car at 60km/h, car v pedestrian, 80 km/h etc. This being despite the fact that such speeds would likely cause serious if not fatal injury. Ambulance crash speed estimates seemed to correlate mainly with posted speed limits, not impact velocities.

I dont doubt the hunch back is covering something up, but the ASV ‘report’ adds little weight to the existing evidence I’m afraid.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 29, 2023 8:08 am

Will we get to the absurd position of having to buy bricks from China?

Brickworks Closes West Australia Branch, Cites Energy Costs and Planning Delays (28 Apr)

Brickworks mothballs last WA plant, says State ‘doesn’t want industry’

The move by Brickworks’ Austral arm to mothball its Cardup plant, in Perth’s south-eastern outer suburbs, will leave family-owned BGC’s Midland Brick as WA’s sole producer.

He blamed various factors, including falling housing starts and an inability to recover rising costs from price increases, but also rapped the WA Government over Brickworks failure to secure approvals for a new kiln at Cardup that would improved the plant’s viability by increasing its capacity and cutting fuel costs.

Shipping bricks around the planet would be a strange outcome, but that’s the logical place this is going. And of course if they’re produced overseas they’ll use gas to fire them, like always.

Chris
Chris
April 29, 2023 8:12 am

Morning all. As a second generation indigenous to this thread, I claim podium.
Welcome to my country.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 29, 2023 8:20 am

But police notes from a meeting between officers and the Meuleman family 10 days after the crash, obtained by the Herald Sun, state that a senior-constable chose not to conduct a breath test because it was their “opinion” that the driver — Mr Andrews’ wife Catherine — did not appear “affected by alcohol”.

This is, of course, horseshit.

Ashton told 3AW the two police officers who attended the smash had simply “mucked up”, believing “one thought the other had done it (the test)”

And so is this.

I have heard it said that putting a driver on the bag after a prang, irrespective of injury and/or damage, is mandatory. It is not a suggestion. In relation to the first-mentioned ‘didn’t appear to be affected’ pack of lies:

Apparently the equipment records the time, date, location and result of every test. You can’t delete these records. If true – this would mean that had these clowns put the Premier’s wife on the bag and the wrong numbers came up, she would have been in quite the pickle – and so would the Premier if he was anywhere near her at the time.

Rumour also has it that when a couple of jacks happen across an incident of this type, the job – which includes brief preparation and/or all reports relating to it – is allocated to one of them before they get out of the van. This practice eliminates the exact ‘Oh I thought you did’ circumstance described by Ashton, and also means there’s one less statement on the brief so it’s an efficiency measure as well.

So, it’s simply either malicious or negligent on an ocean-going level. It was not a mistake.

Heaven forbid anyone look at the phone records of those two imbeciles, because I will guarantee that one of them will show a panicked phone call to the big old sergeant back at the station, from shortly after time and date of the prang, and containing the phrase ‘Whaddawedo?’

Makka
Makka
April 29, 2023 8:20 am

Over 10,000 FBI Agents Can Access Data From Secretive Surveillance Program: Inspectors General

Under cover of FISA instigation authority (which is given for surveillance of suspected FOREIGN involvement in National Security issues) , 10,000 FBI agents have access to civilian data. I’ll bet not one of the civilians is a registered Demonrat.

“Since 2021, the FBI has reduced illegal queries by about 90 percent, according to FBI (aka Cheka) Director Christopher Wray. “

The US is fast becoming a 3rd World authoritarian shithole.

Pogria
Pogria
April 29, 2023 8:23 am

Fairfax Bar & Grill in Bloomington, Indiana, immediately got behind Bud Light and Mulvaney following backlash. Bar owners went as far as to state that they would kick paying customers out of their business if they trashed Bud Light and Mulvaney.

Oops.

Indolent
Indolent
April 29, 2023 8:25 am
Dot
Dot
April 29, 2023 8:26 am

Shoot. Grammarly has AI now and can write stories & essays.

Makka
Makka
April 29, 2023 8:26 am

Climate activists in Berlin have taken their idiocy to a new level – deploying a new type of glue which, when applied to a human hand and a roadway, requires a jackhammer to remove.

No imagination. Feed them and water them, but take plenty of time not to find the jackhammer. Let them stew in their own excrement for a few days. This is a “safety” issue after all.

Johnny Rotten
April 29, 2023 8:26 am

Water is life, and clean water means health.

– Audrey Hepburn

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
April 29, 2023 8:28 am

Re the Hunchback’s prang. As I understand it, the windscreen was impacted and cracked. That suggests a head-on collision (one that I have suffered myself when a car took out my motorbike from under me).
How is a cracked windscreen at all possible if the bike T-boned the car?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 29, 2023 8:32 am

Grammarly has AI now

I was just so encouraged by this story! All my fears went away amazingly.

Lawmakers Tout Effort to Prevent A.I. from Launching Nuclear Weapon (28 Apr)

Isn’t it reassuring that we are in such safe hands?

lotocoti
lotocoti
April 29, 2023 8:32 am

Stumbling upon the accelerating agonies of Haiti led to a particularly appalling rabbit hole.

…the parties were fabulous and apparently some attractive boys were trained for export to the USA.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
April 29, 2023 8:35 am

Oh come on says: April 29, 2023 at 2:14 am

What on earth is that thing Albo is gormlessly grinning at? It looks like a large rectangular box-shaped pin cushion with a bunch of colourful plastic pins stuck in it.

It certainly is a deck of some sort.
The Pioneer DJM-900NXS2 specifically.
https://www.pioneerdj.com/en-au/product/mixer/djm-900nxs2/black/overview/

The newer model has a blue power socket, but the one in the photo has a black socket, plus the REC OUT and MASTER sockets have swapped places.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 29, 2023 8:38 am

Heat on ACT DPP Shane Drumgold over Bruce Lehrmann rape trial conduct
exclusive
By JANET ALBRECHTSEN
Columnist
@jkalbrechtsen
and STEPHEN RICE
NSW Editor
7:51AM April 29, 2023

Pressure is mounting on ACT chief prosecutor Shane Drumgold over his handling of Bruce Lehrmann’s rape trial, with the terms of reference of the ­Sofronoff inquiry widened to ­include his conduct in the preparation of the proceedings and in the hearings.

The official inquiry into the case, chaired by Walter Sofronoff KC, was already tasked with examining whether Mr Drumgold, the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions, breached his ­duties in deciding to commence, continue and then discontinue criminal proceedings against Mr Lehrmann over the alleged rape of Brittany Higgins and, if so, the reasons and motives for his ­actions.

The change to the terms of reference was authorised by ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr and ACT Attorney-General Shane Rattenbury on Friday.

The original terms of reference contained a power to investigate “any matter reasonably incidental to any of the above matters”, but it is understood ­information now before the ­inquiry was regarded as so serious that a specific reference was required.

The inquiry is also tasked with examining the conduct of police and the ACT Victims of Crime Commissioner, but those terms of reference have not changed.

Mr Sofronoff has been given a month’s extension so he will now deliver his report by July 31, following delays in the production of thousands of documents.

Submissions to the inquiry have not yet been released but The Weekend Australian ­understands there are several new lines of inquiry regarding Mr Drumgold’s conduct in the hearings.

A key witness in the trial ­accused Mr Drumgold of threatening and ­intimidating her as she left the witness box on a morning tea break, and of ignoring her pleas to be ­recalled to the stand to refute what she alleged was “blatantly false and misleading” evidence by Ms Higgins.

Former Liberal staffer Fiona Brown said Mr Drumgold and an associate berated her for providing “inadmissable evidence” and that the DPP then tried to use her mental health to discredit her as a witness. In a formal complaint to the ACT Bar Association, Ms Brown also alleged that, prior to the trial, Mr Drumgold was so dismissive of her concerns about the potential ­impact of the upcoming Logies – where TV presenter Lisa Wilkinson’s interview with Ms Higgins was up for an award – that it caused her to break down emotionally during a conference with him.

During the trial in the ACT ­Supreme Court last year, Ms Higgins gave evidence that she felt pressured by her chief of staff, Ms Brown, and her boss, Liberal minister Linda Reynolds, not to pursue the alleged assault, in the context of a looming federal election. Ms Brown strongly denied in evidence that she had been ­anything but supportive of Ms Higgins, saying she and Senator Reynolds had told Ms Higgins she was within her rights to make a police complaint and would be fully ­supported.

But in a complaint lodged with the ACT Bar Association, Ms Brown said that during a morning tea break “Mr Drumgold and his associate approached me and ­berated me, stating that I was coming close to providing inadmissable evidence because of the way I was answering the questions”. “I felt threatened and intimidated,” Ms Brown said.

Another area of inquiry for Mr Sofronoff is expected to involve dispute about a conversation ­between Mr Drumgold and Wilkinson prior to the Logies. It is understood Wilkinson denies being “expressly warned” by Mr Drumgold about giving the ­Logies speech.

In a letter to ACT Chief Justice Lucy McCallum, Channel 10 boss Beverly McGarvey said “neither Ms Wilkinson nor the Network Ten senior legal counsel present at the conference with the DPP on June 15 2022 understood that they had been cautioned that Ms Wilkinson giving an acceptance speech at the Logie awards could result in an application being made to the court to vacate the trial date”. “Had they understood that a specific warning had been given, Ms Wilkinson would not have given that speech,” she said.

Chief Justice McCallum was forced to delay the trial for several months following the speech and the media coverage that followed, noting that she did so “with ­gritted teeth”.

A further matter likely to be examined by the inquiry surrounds Mr Drumgold’s attack on Senator Reynolds, who was ­accused in court of “coaching” Mr Lehrmann’s lawyers.

Mr Drumgold put it to Senator Reynolds that she texted defence lawyer Steve Whybrow before his cross examination, suggesting he look at texts between Ms Higgins and a friend.

“What was your motive in attempting to coach the cross examination?” he asked.

“That’s not what I was seeking to do”, Senator Reynolds replied.

“You are clearly politically invested in the outcome of this trial,’’ Mr Drumgold said.

Mr Whybrow is understood to have regarded the attack as unfair and inappropriate, given that it was he who had voluntarily brought the text to Mr Drumgold’s attention.

The inquiry is also expected to look at disparaging remarks Mr Drumgold made about the police investigators during the trial, including that “the skill sets of those police officers was not high”.

Mr Lehrmann has at all times denied the allegations against him.

Dot
Dot
April 29, 2023 8:40 am

Heat on ACT DPP Shane Drumgold

No, this isn’t right. He is the real victim. Bullied by police who found exculpatory evidence in favour of the accused.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 29, 2023 8:46 am

Not sure how the Israeli constitution works.
Why don’t they hold a referendum to attempt to break this judicial impasse?
Reset (one way or the other).
Then move forward.
Or doesn’t it work like that?

Black Ball
Black Ball
April 29, 2023 8:47 am

Ugh, Hun:

Australia will experience a massive surge in migration over the next two years —— around 715,00 people — further worsening the country’s growing rental crisis.

On Friday state and territory leaders were briefed that the May Budget will reveal net-overseas migration will top 400,000 people in the year to July.

The forecasts, which will be included in the budget, reveal the net increase in population from migration in the 2023-2024 year will be 315,000.

In October the government was predicting net overseas migration would only be 235,000 for both 2022-23 and 2023-24.

In January Treasurer Jim Chalmers said the number was likely to be much higher

A leaked briefing note provided to national cabinet said the net increase in the migrant population of 715,000 people over two years “is higher than previously forecast due to the faster than expected return of international students and working-holiday makers following the reopening of ­borders”.

The revelation comes a day after Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil told the National Press Club, she was not “someone who advocates for a big Australia”, adding “what’s really important to me is that we’ve got these big national problems facing our country and we’re not getting the right people here through the migration system to help us address them.” (wtf?)

The government expects net overseas migration “to fall back towards historical trends of 235,000 per year, which is the assumed level in the medium term”.

Speaking after national cabinet on Friday, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese admitted “if you look at the numbers for this year, they’re high but that’s in recognition of the fact that the borders were closed previously, so the population is lower today substantially than it would have been in terms of the projections that were there prior to the pandemic.”

He also blamed the increase in the net-overseas migration numbers on the fact “Australians (are) not leaving in the numbers, and that’s continuing to be the case, not leaving to work overseas, to do the six month visitation that occurred. I did it as a backpacker, as a young fellow, so did most of my generation”.

The surge in migration over the next two years comes amid collapses in the building industry and a drop in approvals for new builds across Australia as well as home lending.

Last month Property Exchange Australia published a paper on Australia’s growing rental crisis which found 80 per cent of tenants in Sydney reported they are paying more than the asking price for their rentals

Opposition immigration spokesman Dan Tehan said the quiet release of the data showed the Albanese government was committed to creating a big Australia by stealth.

“What will be the impact on housing, on rents, on congestion and on interest rates?” he said. “The Australian people will suffer as a result given the size of these numbers.”

FMD. The article had pics of Chalmers and Tehan, so I take one on behalf of this site.
So a power generation plant is shut down, with these people to be placed in Sydney or Melbourne, no discernible infrastructure being built to accommodate them, so one would think that Australia is governed by complete mongs.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
April 29, 2023 8:48 am

Black Ball says:
April 29, 2023 at 5:37 am

Educational…

Nelson_Kidd-Players
April 29, 2023 8:51 am

Remember, it’s only corruption if people are coerced, not if they ‘just know’ what to do, apparently.

lotocoti
lotocoti
April 29, 2023 8:54 am

Old and Busted: The daily ChiComPox death toll.
The New Hotness: The new hotness.
Nine decimal places conveys an unimpeachable truthiness.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 29, 2023 8:55 am

Arcturus on steroids!

CDC Warns U.S. at Risk for Monkeypox Surge Even Worse Than the One in 2022 (28 Apr)

Maybe those bath house guys should get vaccinated. Oh wait…

FDA Says ‘Vaccines Do Not Require Demonstration of the Prevention of Infection or Transmission (28 Apr)

So if the vaccines don’t actually, like, work, does that mean we should be using antivirals that do work, like ivermectin?

If you are wondering about Arcturus, here’s the reference:

Public urged to wear face masks again as new Covid sub-variant sweeps Britain (28 Apr)

The Arcturus Covid variant has led to calls for the return of widespread mask wearing for the first time since the UK’s pandemic laws expired last year.

They just never stop.

Gilas
Gilas
April 29, 2023 8:56 am

Too important to ignore.
From the OOT, for those who weren’t Catting last night:
James Lindsay’s recent speech at the EU. Impossible to over-emphasise the importance of this.

A clear path is succinctly described, from Marx’s Manifesto to the insanity of today’s intersectional wokeism.
A truly brilliant summary of several hours of obscure, even abstruse recounting of the causes behind today’s destruction of Western Civ by the evil left, as can be heard on Lindsay’s New Discourses podcast.

After taking notes and memorising parts of the transcript, I’ll never again be lost for words when arguing against the ubiquitous, cretinous leftard.

Indolent
Indolent
April 29, 2023 8:57 am
Dot
Dot
April 29, 2023 8:58 am

Not sure how the Israeli constitution works.

It doesn’t in a lot of ways. Likely you have read their basic law as I have and there is a lot missing that you’d expect them to have. It is bare bones and I suppose for a reason. They didn’t see this coming. I get the feeling they didn’t want to get shortchanged with a very verbose constitution that Weimar Germany did. Article 48 enabled the Nazi Party. Given how many Jews returned to Israel from Europe, it was a tough lesson they would never forget.

A lack of detail leaves them without a mechanism to solve the problem but I suppose the idea was to copy Britain somewhat and make any attempt to seize power blatantly obvious, subject to a multiparty Parliament and not on offer to an executive with an “emergency provision” a would be dictator could keep up his sleeve.

I’m not going to learn Hebrew in a couple of hours to give my somewhat unqualified opinion on Israeli executive order and case law.

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2023 8:58 am

Opposition immigration spokesman Dan Tehan said the quiet release of the data showed the Albanese government was committed to creating a big Australia by stealth.

Unlike the Liberal party, eh, Dan?

The government expects net overseas migration “to fall back towards historical trends of 235,000 per year, which is the assumed level in the medium term”.

“Expert”* interviewed on ABC RN this morning said big business and unions are happy with 400 000 per annum. Suggested an annual intake with large variations would not give planners certainty.

* Transcript not up yet so I can’t report who he is.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 29, 2023 8:59 am

former police chief Ashton told 3AW the two police officers who attended the smash had simply “mucked up”, believing “one thought the other had done it (the test)”.

Bullshit.

Same happed to the Townsville Mayor a few years back when a motorcyclist was killed. Hate to say I don’t think this is an uncommon occurrence. Funny how the breathalysers were working when a right thorn in Andrews side Tim Smith wrote off his car…

MatrixTransform
April 29, 2023 9:00 am

the absurd position of having to buy bricks from China?

somebody better do something stat

the Automated Bricklayers are running out of things to do

… ‘massive’ industry disruption

calli
calli
April 29, 2023 9:01 am

I just listened very carefully to James Lindsay’s address to the EP. Worth listening to and sharing while you can.

It’s an excellent warning, but my instinct tells me it’s too late.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 29, 2023 9:01 am

The most pathetic thing about Crowder is watching this pantomime play out knowing that at some stage he’ll blame his behaviour on opioids.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 29, 2023 9:02 am

In a letter to ACT Chief Justice Lucy McCallum, Channel 10 boss Beverly McGarvey said “neither Ms Wilkinson nor the Network Ten senior legal counsel present at the conference with the DPP on June 15 2022 understood that they had been cautioned that Ms Wilkinson giving an acceptance speech at the Logie awards could result in an application being made to the court to vacate the trial date”. “Had they understood that a specific warning had been given, Ms Wilkinson would not have given that speech,” she said.

The Cane Toad is terminally stupid (like her spouse), and might well have not understood the implications of plain English, but how could the lawyer not comprehend?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 29, 2023 9:03 am

Good news.
Local government is issuing scathing assessments of of AEMO and their processes regarding the VNI West transmission line project.
Northern Grampians mayor Kevin Erwin got into them in no uncertain terms:

– there is absolutely no justification whatsoever that the legitimate concerns of landholders remain unanswered at this stage of the project.

– making matters worse, is the acceleration of the project from concept, final recommendation (expected within a fortnight), routine refinement and works commencing in Spring.

– the government planner can’t confirm how it will operate on an easement.

– the AEMO didn’t brief councillors on the project until April 3, just two days before the deadline for lodging our submission.

This all started with a sign off from Albo and state premiers last October.
Weddings take longer to plan than this fiasco.

Indolent
Indolent
April 29, 2023 9:03 am

Apparently, it was pressure of work. First time I’ve heard of that regarding diplomats.

After 3 Czech diplomats die suddenly, Prague urges staff to improve work-life balance

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 29, 2023 9:03 am

I’m not going to learn Hebrew in a couple of hours to give my somewhat unqualified opinion on Israeli executive order and case law.

Pussy.

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2023 9:03 am

It’s an excellent warning, but my instinct tells me it’s too late.

Europe is not the anglosphere.

See ‘The kids are alt-right’ upthread, calli.

Dot
Dot
April 29, 2023 9:05 am

A big Australia is fine; we need water, power, land for private sector use, primary and tertiary industry; and to let Australians have families, large families. Systematically the Greens and ALP have sought to shut down the interests of their working class voters by attacking, vilifying and shutting down or prohibiting commercial fishing, native forestry, mining, farming, coal fired power and nuclear power along with dams.

Treating migrants like tax livestock really is cynical and the yet more cynical post centre leftists out there might even call it substantive racism.

Immigration will happen regardless if people want to live here; why the ALP is obsessed with such a larger immigration target than we ever had before speaks to their interests of propping up union run “Industry” Superannuation funds and REITs. There is no interest to help or more importantly to stop hindering Australians that have been here for 40,000 years, eight generations or who just got their citizenship. We’ve never seen them desire to make taxes (taxes and government fees) on dwellings go down and the last dam or power station they’ve approved was back when ???

calli
calli
April 29, 2023 9:05 am

After taking notes and memorising parts of the transcript, I’ll never again be lost for words when arguing against the ubiquitous, cretinous leftard.

Just scrolled up. I have done likewise. On reflection it’s astonishing how fast this has taken up residence in people’s minds, from my little sewing circle to my local church.

People sprouting this species of Marxism* as though it’s some sort of deep truth.

* I loved the way he broke up genus and species, it helps categorise the different strands and focus on them individually.

Gilas
Gilas
April 29, 2023 9:05 am

Rabz says:
April 28, 2023 at 11:39 pm

Furedi is an allegedly lapsed marxist.

He’s in the good company of Jordan Peterson, James Lindsay, Brendan O’Neill, Tim Pool, Thomas Sowell etc..

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 29, 2023 9:06 am

Daily Mail

Man who fathered up to SIX HUNDRED children around the world is ordered to stop donating sperm by Dutch court

The 41-year-old Dutchman Jonathan Meijer is forbidden to donate more to clinics
Court also ordered him to write to clinics asking them to destroy any samples

Chris
Chris
April 29, 2023 9:07 am

I’m not going to learn Hebrew in a couple of hours to give my somewhat unqualified opinion on Israeli executive order and case law.

Hebrew University of Jerusalem has a good offering of online Biblical Hebrew teaching.
Someone I know did the course; she constantly dropped clangers by reading the YHWH and not substituting Adonai. Teeth on edge in four continents of online seminar, because all the other students were Jewish.

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2023 9:07 am

This all started with a sign off from Albo and state premiers last October.

Citizens need a Voice to parliament(s).

Perfidious Albino
Perfidious Albino
April 29, 2023 9:07 am

Flying Duk makes a fair point on the forensic accuracy of the notes in the ‘secret’ ambo report, but it still begs the question why what was presumably a routine case report became ‘secret’ in the first place. Who suppressed it?

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 29, 2023 9:10 am

Drumgold and Chairman Dan looking a bit like Chewie in the trash compactor. Lucky the Chairman has Vicplod and the Victoriastan justice system on his side. Things looking a bit more ominous in the next stage of the Brittany saga.

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
April 29, 2023 9:11 am

Climate activists in Berlin have taken their idiocy to a new level – deploying a new type of glue which, when applied to a human hand and a roadway, requires a jackhammer to remove.

I have a simple solution.
Leave them there and let them starve.

Also, make it legal for people to publicly urinate on them for their stupidity…

A bit of humiliation wouldn’t hurt.
It would also be hilarious.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 29, 2023 9:11 am

Germany is also overhauling its migration laws.
More western nations will follow.
It’s a ploy to stifle wage growth.
Reading a few industry takes on the planned Australian changes & speaking with a dirtbag I know who “facilitates” visas (primarily from China), they can’t believe the part about not having to advertise locally for a role before you can ship in workers from overseas.
Before, that rort was only allowed by big business who could get regulatory “relief”.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 29, 2023 9:13 am

Population Ponzi hits warp speed with Cap’n Albo at the helm. John Howard was an amateur.

Indolent
Indolent
April 29, 2023 9:13 am
Dot
Dot
April 29, 2023 9:14 am

1/10 students attempt suicide? Seems like pure BS. Are they this stupid that 99% of them fail?
30% depressed? They’re teenagers and they haven’t learnt delayed gratification. Eyes the size of dinner plates and stomachs the size of ristretto cups. It’s a teaching moment, what are their learnings?
1/3 abuse drugs? Senior years (11 and 12) probably have drank liquor or tried pot at least once (90%+). Conflating this with chronic marijuana abuse is GIGO. If that’s true 100% of the workforce in the West, Russia, Japan, China, India…are all alcoholics addicted to stimulants.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 29, 2023 9:16 am

Not knowing anything about the Israeli Constitution its seems to me having a simple one allows for claims to be dealt with promptly. The bigger the Constitution the more spurious claims to be made and hid behind. The little I know of Jews are that they are very pragmatic, having to be by the disgusting treatment dealt to them over the centuries.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 29, 2023 9:18 am

Cheers for the insight KD.

I though as much with the stench that emanates from these so called mistakes.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 29, 2023 9:18 am

FMD. Net migration to hit nearly 3/4 of a million. Soon you won’t even be able to find a park when you move into your car.

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
April 29, 2023 9:19 am

Germany is also overhauling its migration laws.
More western nations will follow.
It’s a ploy to stifle wage growth.
Reading a few industry takes on the planned Australian changes & speaking with a dirtbag I know who “facilitates” visas (primarily from China), they can’t believe the part about not having to advertise locally for a role before you can ship in workers from overseas.
Before, that rort was only allowed by big business who could get regulatory “relief”.

It will mainly be targeted at low skilled work and the trade sector..

Funny thing is, you can bring in all the people you like.
If they’re crap at their job, they will ultimately cost the business money.

I have a feeling we’re going to see more companies in the future having their own in house employment tests.

You sit a test as part of your interview to demonstrate your ability to do you job (and speak English most likely) before you are employed.

Of course, this will be seen as “discrimination” by the morons

Achmed and Jamal should be allowed to screw up repeatedly and lose your business money.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 29, 2023 9:20 am

ZK2A that cloggie has taken wanking to a new level.

Dot
Dot
April 29, 2023 9:20 am

You sit a test as part of your interview to demonstrate your ability to do you job (and speak English most likely) before you are employed.

HR firms already do this. MBA from Singapore? Bye!

Johnny Rotten
April 29, 2023 9:21 am

Mak Siccarsays:
April 29, 2023 at 8:28 am
Re the Hunchback’s prang. As I understand it, the windscreen was impacted and cracked. That suggests a head-on collision (one that I have suffered myself when a car took out my motorbike from under me).
How is a cracked windscreen at all possible if the bike T-boned the car?

What Accident Report was given to the Insurer and what was in the Insurance Assessor’s Report? Or was that all secret too?

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 29, 2023 9:25 am

Expanding migration is the easiest way to paper over the the financial hole Australia is in.
The changes to allow students to work more hours & letting their spouses work too answers a puzzling question I’ve had over the past few years.
During 2020 when half a million international students went home & student accomodation was near empty, there were still deals being done at nose bleed prices to build substantially more student accomodation in Sydney, Melb & Brisbane (especially Sydney).
The work hour limit changes would have been in the works for years.
A job well done by the lobbyists for their developer clients.

rosie
rosie
April 29, 2023 9:26 am

I went to the library with grandchildren yesterday.
Interesting to see what was available in the picture book section.
I seem to remember public libraries never having anything that was overtly Christian, no nativity stories or Noah’s Ark etc but now books with Ramadan featuring in the title are prominent and anyone who’s anyone has an Aboriginal themed book published.
Maybe they were on the shelves because no-one actually wants to borrow one. I did find a Gene Zion my gs didn’t own and another little boy who was there asked me for the Harry the Dirty Dog I’d put back.
Lots of moralistic environmental and equality stuff too, all rather dull.
I picked up another book by someone Tregonning; black and white cartoons, no text, seemed to be about children with depression, it made me a bit depressed.
We did find a couple of others worth taking home, a decent funny story about Dinosaurs and another about a little boy who always got up too early.
Did better at the op shop, four Mog the cat books by Judith Kerr and a Danny and the Dinosaur, fifty cents each. My gs said the Danny and the Dinosaur book was staying at his place (I’ve saved the Mog books for another day).

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 29, 2023 9:28 am

Band 5 IELTS will be the new ceiling, not the floor.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 29, 2023 9:29 am

Re Israel there was an enormous demonstration on Thursday in favour of judicial reform:

Organizers estimate 600,000 at pro-government demonstration in Jerusalem (27 Apr)

Out of a population of less than 10 million. Yet I suspect you’d be hard pressed to know that from the MSM. The trouble of course is that the Left already have what they want, which is control of the Supreme Court and the AG’s office, both of which are actively blocking righty legislation. Therefore they’re playing hardball and avoiding any meaningful negotiations. If a referendum were possible they’d block it anyway.

All of this is being blamed on Netanyahu of course, by the MSM, and the polls are tanking. And Mossad has been sprung undermining the government. It’s so like the US.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 29, 2023 9:31 am

Elbow on the teev, being heckled from afar as he attempts to demonstrate his affinity with AFL in Hobart.

Most excellent.

Dot
Dot
April 29, 2023 9:31 am

Never realised Jerusalem is 750+ metres above sea level, had to look it up when I saw pictures of the Knesset with snow around it!

bespoke
bespoke
April 29, 2023 9:31 am

You sit a test as part of your interview to demonstrate your ability to do you job (and speak English most likely) before you are employed.

Soon all communication will be via mobile phones filted by owe AI overlords.

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2023 9:33 am

Population Ponzi hits warp speed with Cap’n Albo at the helm.

The lying turd campaigned on moderating migration and skilling up Australians.

Chris
Chris
April 29, 2023 9:35 am

Soon all communication will be via mobile phones filted by owe AI overlords.

Predictive text and Spellwrecker deployed to a Master Plan by New Clippy? I can hardly wait.

flyingduk
flyingduk
April 29, 2023 9:36 am

but it still begs the question why what was presumably a routine case report became ‘secret’ in the first place. Who suppressed it?

Again, not to defend el prezidente too strongly, Ambulance reports are mainly clinical documents, not accident investigations, and in this case are rightly confidential… the document is about the cyclist, not the driver. It would have included the 15yo’s name and medical details.

Makka
Makka
April 29, 2023 9:36 am

Population Ponzi hits warp speed with Cap’n Albo at the helm. John Howard was an amateur.

dotty: Big Australia is fine.

Quickest way to finally fk the country- quite fine , right dotty?

calli
calli
April 29, 2023 9:36 am

Yes, Dot, it’s on a plateau. In the Bible there are plenty of references to going “up” to Jerusalem. Also the Psalms of Ascents, or Pilgrim songs, each sung as they went higher towards the city.

And then you go way down to the Dead Sea, at minus 430 metres.

Chris
Chris
April 29, 2023 9:37 am

The lying turd campaigned on moderating migration and skilling up Australians.

PARADE! Will fix bayonets!

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2023 9:38 am

Never realised Jerusalem is 750+ metres above sea level…

Read the Psalms of Ascent.

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2023 9:38 am

Snap, calli.

MatrixTransform
April 29, 2023 9:39 am

Gez, you upitty kulak

looks like investors world-wide (those in the know) recently piled into the transformed Ausnet which is now private I believe(?), under Brookfield.

reading between the lines it seems that yourGov, big capital, and weaponised-super have already decided whats gonna happen

28 January 2022
AusNet welcomes the Final Decision (by the AER), which provides certainty both to investors through
predictable, inflation-adjusted cash flows out to March 2027, and to Victorian transmission
customers through stable prices.

It’s a big club … and you’re not in it — George Carlin

bons
bons
April 29, 2023 9:40 am

The priests never gave up control of Ireland.
They simply colonised a new religion.
It is the Irish way.

Makka
Makka
April 29, 2023 9:40 am

“Expert”* interviewed on ABC RN this morning said big business and unions are happy with 400 000 per annum.

Million dollar windfalls in Union Fees and Union Super , plus wages suppression.

What’s not to like?

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2023 9:41 am

The Hebrew word for pilgrimage to Jerusalem that modern Jews also use for migrating to Israel, aliyah, means ascent.

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2023 9:42 am

Million dollar windfalls in Union Fees and Union Super , plus wages suppression. What’s not to like?

Big unions & big business…an unholy alliance if ever there was one.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 29, 2023 9:42 am

Unperson.

Whistleblower Who Was Reportedly About to Reveal “Explosive” Information On the Biden Crime Family’s Corruption Has Disappeared (27 Apr)

“Dr. Gal Luft, the co-director of the Washington-based Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, reportedly was going to reveal explosive information on the Biden Crime Family. Now he has gone missing under mysterious circumstances. Luft was an adviser to CEFC China Energy (CEFC), a business conglomerate with extremely close ties to the Chinese Communist Party. He served alongside Hunter Biden.”

Between the CCP and the Democrats’ way of doing things I don’t like his chances.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
April 29, 2023 9:45 am

Shadow Home Affairs Minister is worried about an information war “Where states try and shape the choices that other states make through propaganda and disinformation.”

yes, very worrisome, an activity that is just not permitted.
States trying to shape the choices that our people make through propaganda and disinformation is something that should only be done by our government, not other countries!
Outrageous! It’s just not cricket.

🙁

flyingduk
flyingduk
April 29, 2023 9:45 am

Expanding migration is the easiest way to paper over the the financial hole Australia is in.

Indeed…. more ppl = more spending = higher ‘gdp’ = a ‘growing economy’….

That, plus the constant erosion in the value of the dollar via inflation gives the illusion of wealth and a growing economy.

Incidentally, individual ‘standard of living’ = GDP ÷ number of citizens, and (real) economic output is correlated (almost perfectly) with eneegy consumption.

Our future energy consumption *MUST* go down (due to the combined effects of falling fossil fuel EROEI and the planned transition of our economy to *less energy dense* forms. Add this to our massive accumulated debt (= future productivity consumed now) and it is a mathematical certainty our future must be poorer.

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
April 29, 2023 9:48 am

A nationwide class action lawsuit in Australia was just filed, with 500 members seeking redress for persons injured or bereaved due to the COVID-19 vaccines. Naming Australia’s national government, the Department of Health and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) as well as numerous senior bureaucrats in government, members of the class, including a litigant who experienced severe heart damage associated with the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA COVID-19 vaccine suggest a ‘cover up’ where health authorities and industry covered up the potential risks associated with the class of vaccine. Filed in New South Wales Federal Court this week, GP Dr. Melissa McCann of Queensland has been a key organizer and fundraiser driving the lawsuit. She secured over $110,000 via crowdfunding to advance this mass action claiming that the defendants are guilty of negligence due to their approval of the COVID-19 vaccines, as well as breach of statutory duty and misfeasance in public office.

To date, the TGA reports 138,307 total adverse event reports out of almost 66 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered, equaling a 0.2% rate.

https://www.trialsitenews.com/a/class-action-lawsuit-in-australian-federal-court500-covid-19-vax-injured-plaintiffs-target-sue-government-agencies-heads-bbc9779c

shatterzzz
April 29, 2023 9:49 am

Re the Hunchback’s prang. As I understand it, the windscreen was impacted and cracked. That suggests a head-on collision (one that I have suffered myself when a car took out my motorbike from under me).
How is a cracked windscreen at all possible if the bike T-boned the car?

There are so many holes appearing in the “official” versions of this “accident” to ensure you’d have to be pretty naive to believe that “don’t you know who I am” was the overriding factor for most of the follow-up .. concern for the the victim .. not so much ..!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 29, 2023 9:50 am

state that a senior-constable chose not to conduct a breath test because it was their “opinion” that the driver — Mr Andrews’ wife Catherine — did not appear “affected by alcohol”.

yeah, nah

the first and last things young probationary constables hear at police academy is mandatory breath testing of drivers involved in serious accidents imvolving hospitalisation

mandatory
no discretion
mandatory

a question for planet cornelius
how many drivers involved in similar accidents that year were not put on the bag due to a “stuff up”

the answer would be close to zero

apart from the one we know of

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
April 29, 2023 9:51 am

Add this to our massive accumulated debt (= future productivity consumed now) and it is a mathematical certainty our future must be poorer.

Duck, I don’t need maths, I just look at Elbo Bowen and Chalmer and Leibor’s history and the future is clear.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 29, 2023 9:51 am

The NFL draft is into its second round.
The first round yesterday showed the stupidity of billionaire owners who are hands on (Carolina, Indi) versus billionaire owners who trust the team they employed to do their job (Eagles, Vikings).
The Cowboys owner also should stick to filleting taxpayers via property shenanigans instead of doing everything in his power to make his team one of the biggest disappointments of the last 20 years.

Tom
Tom
April 29, 2023 9:54 am

…the constant erosion in the value of the dollar via inflation gives the illusion of wealth and a growing economy.

Excellent point, Dr Duk. Inflation creates the illusion of prosperity. Fits in perfectly with the lefty religion of seeming to do things — the foundation of their propaganda industry.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 29, 2023 9:56 am

The lying turd campaigned on moderating migration and skilling up Australians.

Lying Liars lie. News at 11. Was always a one term government at best.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 29, 2023 9:58 am

Was always a one term government at best.

You’re kidding aren’t you?
At least two before they become a Labor-Green coalition.

Delta A
Delta A
April 29, 2023 9:59 am

Makkasays:
April 29, 2023 at 8:26 am

Exactly what I said after reading BB’s post this morning.

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2023 10:01 am

Inflation creates the illusion of prosperity.

I don’t feel more prosperous when I go to the supermarket.

Lady with kids was overheard last week while looking at the price of frozen pizza, “I think we’ll make our own at home.”

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 29, 2023 10:03 am

Add this to our massive accumulated debt (= future productivity consumed now) and it is a mathematical certainty our future must be poorer.

We are simultaneously mining the past – dams that would never be built, power stations being run into the ground, bans on onshore gas exploration- and the future via debt and immigration. I am tempted to blame the Boomers but there is much more at play than that.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 29, 2023 10:06 am

To outdoor pursuits!

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 29, 2023 10:07 am

I don’t feel more prosperous when I go to the supermarket.

The working poor entering the discussion in Australia now. Previously a purely American idea.

Makka
Makka
April 29, 2023 10:10 am

Inflation creates the illusion of prosperity.

Ensuring re-election and stations at the trough maintained.

We are in for years of inflation. At least this decade. Chris Joye explains best in his AFR article;

The central banks’ battle with high inflation is, therefore, far from over. We are much more likely to be living in a world where interest rates remain high for a number of years. And it is entirely plausible that central banks will be forced to embark on a second phase of interest rate increases after this pause expires, which has been a common feature of past cycles.

https://www.afr.com/wealth/personal-finance/fans-of-risky-assets-living-in-a-parallel-universe-20230427-p5d3o0

And the recent Govt sponsored RBA reshuffle (sleight of hand) will ensure that interest rates will not be too unpleasant for voters. So both demand and UE will be managed to ensure re-election. Elevated interest rates plus high(er) inflation all within a turbo’d population ponzi. What a shit show.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 29, 2023 10:11 am

Knuckle Draggersays:

April 29, 2023 at 9:31 am

Elbow on the teev, being heckled from afar as he attempts to demonstrate his affinity with AFL in Hobart.

Most excellent.

nothing to do with the afl says mcpolo-pony

all purpose sports venue he says

how many other sports in tassie draw crowds of 20,000

in a complete coincidence, mcpolo-pony announced yesterday he will be discussing with afl clubs their response to da voice

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
April 29, 2023 10:12 am

Quiet US Seizure Of Iranian Crude Prompted Iran’s Capture Of Houston-Destined Tanker

BY TYLER DURDEN

When on Thursday the US Navy announced that Iranian commandos had seized a Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman, conveniently absent from the narrative was the fact that just days prior the United States seized a ship laden with Iranian crude, identified as the Suez Rajan which was destined for China.

“US authorities ordered a tanker of Iranian crude oil to redirect towards the US in recent days, in a move officials believe was the trigger for Iran’s decision to capture a US-bound tanker on Thursday,” the FT reports. “

Three people briefed on the situation said the US had intervened to summon a ship loaded with Iranian crude, originally destined for China, as Washington looks to step up enforcement of sanctions on Tehran.”

The Thursday seizure of the Advantage Sweet Suezmax crude tanker by the Iranians, which had been chartered by Chevron to move product from Kuwait to Houston, had resulted in swift condemnation by the Biden administration, with the US calling on Iran’s government to immediately release the oil tanker.

While the Advantage Sweet incident grabbed international headlines, Washington’s action against the Suez Rajan (a Greek tanker carrying Iranian product) was not widely publicized or even known about.

But US officials are now making the following belated admission:

The previously unreported US action towards the Suez Rajan shines a new light on Iran’s decision to capture the Advantage Sweet, a US-bound tanker of Kuwaiti crude that was chartered by Chevron.

A US official said Thursday’s “seizure appears to be in retaliation for a prior US seizure of Iranian oil, which Iran recently attempted to get back but failed”.

From the Comments

– The US MIC is proving itself to be the cancer which must be excised before the World can relax.

– “ordered a tanker of iranian crude destined for china to be redirected to the u.s.”

that’s a plain and simple act of war.

– pretty much an international crime

– crime rising to the level of war.

– In the old days it was called pillaging and piracy.

– OMG US please leave the rest of the world alone

– Until someone punches back the US is going to keep being the playground bully

Makka
Makka
April 29, 2023 10:13 am

“I think we’ll make our own at home.”

An excellent outcome. Better ingredients, family time together, kids learning how to cook, better taste choices. Should be more of it.

Rabz
April 29, 2023 10:14 am

Watching the Lindsay speech now – interesting to see mention of the term “volk”.

There were purveyors of a particular form of socialism that used that term quite frequently to identify a certain group of people.

Zatara
Zatara
April 29, 2023 10:15 am

Right to Repair bill

Anyone have machinery or vehicles the manufacturer is forcing you to use THEIR aftermarket parts or servicing on? Colorado is starting the ball rolling to ‘no more’.

Colorado Governor Jared Polis is expected to sign a bill into law being described as a “right to repair” bill. The measure would force manufacturers to provide customers manuals, parts, and specialized tools allowing those who wish to do so the ability to repair the equipment they purchase.

No more secret codes, no more can’t do it without bringing it to our service center or without our proprietary tools, etc..

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
April 29, 2023 10:15 am

We are simultaneously mining the past – dams that would never be built, power stations being run into the ground, bans on onshore gas exploration- and the future via debt and immigration. I am tempted to blame the Boomers but there is much more at play than that.

Yes, this country is finished economically…
I suspect there will be a large shift of money away from Western countries into Asia as the BRICS set up takes off and their economies offer better ROI than ours do.

I’m starting to think I should try and invest internationally in Eastern European and Asian markets, if at all possible.

Rabz
April 29, 2023 10:16 am

Lady with kids was overheard last week while looking at the price of frozen pizza, “I think we’ll make our own at home.”

Love my home made pizzas. Needless to say, they do not feature a certain tropical fruit.

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2023 10:20 am

An excellent outcome. Better ingredients, family time together, kids learning how to cook, better taste choices. Should be more of it.

That was my thought as well.

But it does illustrate the choices families are having to make, even if on a rather mundane level.

On the persistence of inflation, I note the CEO of ANZ was in Brisbane this week predicting it will be around for years yet and will see more business closures.

Makka
Makka
April 29, 2023 10:21 am

I’m starting to think I should try and invest internationally in Eastern European and Asian markets, if at all possible.

The USD is weakening in a major way. That always supports higher commodity prices. Australia offers a wide range of commodity type names to choose from. Commodities not so easily discovered, developed, mined , processed then transported in Eastern Europe or Asia. Especially in a high interest rate environment.

Anchor What
Anchor What
April 29, 2023 10:21 am

Some mature age motorbike riders (Ulysses Club) who did a run up the Putty Road recently saw a police car stopping another cyclist. The met him a bit later and he said he’d been fined for “defacing the number plate”. That “defacement” was a small round sticker!
A popular weekend ride might be across the Hawkesbury at Wiseman’s ferry and across via Mangrove Mountain to the Old Pacific Highway then back to the northern suburbs. It’s reported that anywhere north of the river you’ll find more than average number of cops getting their stats up by harassing motorcyclists.

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2023 10:22 am

Needless to say, they do not feature a certain tropical fruit.

De gustibus non est disputandam.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 29, 2023 10:26 am

Not sure how the Israeli constitution works.

It doesn’t. And they are a pariah, and will remain in this dire state until their constitution includes a special Voice for Palestinians.

That’s right, isn’t it?

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
April 29, 2023 10:26 am

Yep, harrassing the Ulysses. ses.
Don’t go thinking they’ll pull over a GTS full of Coffin Cheaters, though.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 29, 2023 10:26 am

boambee john at 0902

someone is screwed here

either mrs bandana and her lawyer ignored a clear warning

or no warning was given

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 29, 2023 10:27 am

Meanwhile in the Territory:

Action for Alice 2020

Over the past week, police have responded to significant incidents in the Wadeye, Peppimentarti and Daly River communities. These have included large groups fighting, an adult male injured with a crossbow, stolen vehicles driving erratically through various communities and a police vehicle sustaining minor damage. There were no reported injuries to the police.

Earlier today, police arrested 4 offenders in the vicinity of Daly River. Two of the offenders jumped into the Daly River, which is known for its significant crocodile population, trying to evade police. Those males were subsequently arrested.

This is appalling. Using crossbows is cultural appropriation, unless Uncle Bruce Pascoe can advise otherwise.

shatterzzz
April 29, 2023 10:30 am

Lying Liars lie. News at 11. Was always a one term government at best.

Dudzy’s mob are doing there very best to prove you wrong ..!

Makka
Makka
April 29, 2023 10:32 am

Ridiculous waste of money and resources. Everyone knows that any nuke detonation will be a Russian act- even if it isn’t. Just as Biden claimed NS2 was Russian sabotage (of their own income stream).

“The United States is wiring Ukraine with sensors that can detect?? bursts of radiation from a nuclear weapon or a dirty bomb and can confirm the identity of the attacker,” the Times report says. The goal, according to the report, is for US officials to be made immediately aware of if a radioactive weapon detonates inside Ukraine, and to be able to identify Russian forces as the culprit.

ht ZH.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
April 29, 2023 10:33 am

Epidemic Diffusion: The Hijack of False Narratives in Covid Discourse

SIMPLICIUS THE THINKER
25 APR 2023

One thing I’ve noticed in my brief time on Substack thus far, is there is a wealth of top contributors who work mainly in the vaccine arena; this includes Covid, medical tyranny, engineered diseases, etc. But after having perused many of their pieces and discussions, one thing that’s struck me is how most of them appear to be Red-Pilled in the truth about vaccines and the ‘pandemic’, but not quite fully Black-Pilled.

I never intended, intentionally, to carry the ‘Black-Pilled’ water-jug, or to even make such distinctions. I simply created this space to strive in reporting the truth as I transparently see it. So it’s a little strange how many patently obvious things are still ‘taboo’ or seem a bridge too far for many truth-seekers who stand at the edge of the precipice, but can’t quite bring themselves to take the plunge.

And this is not a new phenomenon.

The coverage of every major conspiracy-level event in history has been subsequently stratified into different rabbit-hole levels of interpretative tolerance.

Some are content to establish their truth barrier at a given pain threshold, plopping down their rostrum and finding a willing audience.

Others sink deeper beyond that comfort zone, into the wild blue, abyssal yonder of the sea floor, taking their smaller, more fringe congregation with them.

shatterzzz
April 29, 2023 10:34 am

Two of the offenders jumped into the Daly River, which is known for its significant crocodile population, trying to evade police. Those males were subsequently arrested.

Subsequently eaten would have been more encouraging .. pour autres .. !

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2023 10:37 am

either mrs bandana and her lawyer ignored a clear warning

or no warning was given

She was warned. She then began to read the speech to Drumgold, at which point he stopped her and said it was not his job to edit the speech. I don’t know what could be clearer than that.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
April 29, 2023 10:38 am

Scale – Tucker Carlson 2 Minute Video Had More Viewers Than All Cable News Programming Combined in 24 Hour Period – 72.7M vs 53.1M

April 28, 2023 – Sundance

To give scale to the growing insignificance of broadcast news networks, consider this fact-based analysis.

Tucker Carlson released a two-minute video on Twitter that had 72.7 million views in 24 hours. The entire cable news industry combined, every show on every channel, over the corresponding timeframe had 53.1 million views. [Graphic Source]

Tom
Tom
April 29, 2023 10:39 am

Love my home made pizzas. Needless to say, they do not feature a certain tropical fruit.

I knew it! Rabz hates pineapple on pizza — clearly a far-right extremist. Probably also hates mentally-ill men pretending to be women. I can just tell.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
April 29, 2023 10:40 am

Ukraine Intelligence Admit to Using FBI to Remove Facebook Content They View as “Against Our Country”

April 28, 2023 – Sundance

Comrade rebels, a remarkable bit of independent journalism by Lee Fang, who interviews a high-ranking Ukraine intelligence official named Ilia Vitiuk.

Within the interview the head of the Ukraine Cyber Information Security Service admits to how they use the FBI to pressure Facebook into removing content the Ukraine government doesn’t like.

[…] “Once we have a trace or evidence of disinformation campaigns via Facebook or other resources that are from the U.S., we pass this information to the FBI, along with writing directly to Facebook,” said llia Vitiuk, head of the Department of Cyber Information Security in the Security Service of Ukraine.

“We asked FBI for support to help us with Meta, to help us with others, and sometimes we get good results with that,” noted Vitiuk. “We say, ‘Okay, this was the person who was probably Russia’s influence.’” (read more)

Apparently, Ukraine is as strong a democracy as the United States.

Where the strength of democracy is defined by the thin-skinned sensibility of the government that must censor any voice that speaks against their policy.

All correct and good thinking citizens speak favorably about their government comrades.

Zipster
Zipster
April 29, 2023 10:41 am

Where U.S Weapons For Ukraine Are REALLY Going! w/ Sy Hersh
The Jimmy Dore Show
The rampant corruption in Ukraine is no secret, but now more details are emerging about just how little of the U.S. tax dollars sent to Ukraine are winding up in grifters’ pockets. Journalist Seymour Hersh has uncovered evidence that a substantial portion of military hardware sent to Ukraine winds up being sold on the black market.

C.L.
C.L.
April 29, 2023 10:43 am

Chief Justice Lucy McCallum obviously didn’t believe victim was entirely blameless herself:

Canberra rapist Thomas Earle avoids jail time, sentenced to 300 hours community service.

ABC’s 24th paragraph:

Earle met his victim on a night in December 2021 at her house, where they ate dinner, smoked marijuana and inhaled jungle juice, also known as amyl nitrate.

As you do.

Meanwhile, Janet A has a column in today’s Oz that suggests Shane Drumgold may be in a spot of bother over his dodgy oversight of the Lehrmann trial.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 29, 2023 10:45 am

We are simultaneously mining the past – dams that would never be built, power stations being run into the ground, bans on onshore gas exploration

Dams opposed by environmentalists.
Gas development opposed by environmentalists.
Power stations not doing maintenance because government is closing them early for the Planet.

Common thread. Look no further than the green climate religion…which I might add has the particular support of the young and less amongst Boomers. Therefore the real blame is on the people who went through after the Left had captured the education system and indoctrinated two entire generations of kids. With help from the MSM of course. Although to some extent I suppose you can’t entirely blame people so thoroughly inculcated into the climate cult that they know nothing else.

Nothing short of pain will break the cycle. Fasten your seat belts.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
April 29, 2023 10:46 am

Equity and the Race to the Bottom

Over the last few years, the rallying cry of “woke” activists has become “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” (often abbreviated to DEI).

There is little reason to object to such principles on the surface. After all, America was founded on the principle that all people are created equal. Unfortunately, the meaning of words can change over time.

Rather than the Founders’ vision of equal opportunity for all, the use of the word “equity” today denotes equal outcomes for all.

The implementation of this “equity agenda,” however well-intentioned, will lead to terrible consequences.

One of the prophets who warned us about the dangers of this understanding of equity was the great twentieth-century novelist Kurt Vonnegut.

In his 1961 short story, “Harrison Bergeron,” Vonnegut imagined a society with perfect equity. “Nobody was smarter than anybody else,” the narrator says. “Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else.”

As Vonnegut shows, a society looking to equalize outcomes for all citizens is no utopia – it is instead a nightmarish horror.

The only way to guarantee equal results is to handicap everyone so that they perform at the lowest common level.

In the terrifying world of “Harrison Bergeron,” for instance, the government burdens ballerinas “with sashweights and bags of birdshot” so they cannot move more beautifully than anyone else.

The push for “equity” in American society today resembles Vonnegut’s dystopia – but nowhere more dangerously than in the education system.

At the university level, DEI bureaucracies have grown to absurd sizes, and they dominate much of campus life.

A 2021 Heritage Foundation report found 163 DEI personnel at the University of Michigan, 94 at the University of Virginia and 94 at Ohio State, 86 at the University of California Berkeley, 83 at Virginia Tech, and 80 at Stanford (where Associate Dean for DEI Tirien Steinbach was recently put on leave for galvanizing an unruly protest by confronting a U.S. circuit judge who was trying to deliver a campus lecture).

In a growing number of K-12 schools across the country, such as at Culver City High School in the Los Angeles area, honors classes are being eliminated so as not to “perpetuate inequality.” Proponents of this idea say that some students can still obtain an honors “label” by doing extra work.

But more often than not, teachers are simply slowing down instruction for everyone.

Students are increasingly taught at the lowest common denominator rather than being challenged to do their best.

As one student recently told the Wall Street Journal, “There are some people who slow down the pace because they don’t really do anything and aren’t looking to try harder.”

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 29, 2023 10:51 am

Tasmania. Where tax dollars go to die.

Chris
Chris
April 29, 2023 10:51 am

Those who join battle: just read a terrific book by a logistics officer which tells a story of how the individual soldier went from a ‘automaton’ in formation to a trained marksman, a professional soldier with situational knowledge and able to contribute initiative.
Most writing for gun enthusiasts is focused on the tools of the trade Gibbons is about the bigger picture – systems thinking.
An American officer, he bags the heck out of the US Civil War soldiery as untrained and unable to use their modern arms effectively, sticking with the Napoleonic pattern. In contrast, the British mostly got it right and capitalised on the new arms capability in Crimea and then India .

The Destroying Angel

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 29, 2023 10:51 am

Sancho Panzersays:
April 29, 2023 at 10:26 am
boambee john at 0902

someone is screwed here

either mrs bandana and her lawyer ignored a clear warning

or no warning was given

Two choices:

The Cane Toad and her lawyer are lying – deep trouble for them,

or

DPP Drumgold is lying – deep trouble for him.

Popcorn all round!

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
April 29, 2023 10:53 am

Nothing short of pain will break the cycle. Fasten your seat belts.

Yes, and once the energy crunch comes, power companies will either be nationalised (hopefully not)
Or, granted taxpayer money to fastrack new, stable energy sources to prevent them being decapitated by an angry mob (still not a good outcome)

Companies like AGL are shutting down power stations because they are given little choice in the matter.

They cannot keep things going when government policy makes profit illegal and further investment danger

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 29, 2023 10:54 am

She was warned. She then began to read the speech to Drumgold, at which point he stopped her and said it was not his job to edit the speech. I don’t know what could be clearer than that.

that is the point

the speech was raised to the stage where mrs bandana tried to get drumgold to help craft something which was a millimetre this side of contempt

he shld not of said it wasn’t his job to edit it
he shld of said that any such speech wld be contempt of court

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
April 29, 2023 10:56 am

Regarding the HHS whistleblower story https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/04/the-biden-legacy-hhs-whistleblower-tara-lee-rodas-tells-congress-biden-administration-is-middleman-in-multi-billion-dollar-migrant-child-trafficking-operation/

This appears to be very much like a slave trading system.
The USA does not need this for its GDP or to remain top dog, so why is it happening?
Or is it not happening and the whole story is made up?

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 29, 2023 10:56 am

Nothing short of pain will break the cycle. Fasten your seat belts.

Nothing like a recession to focus the mind.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 29, 2023 10:57 am

Brace yourself.

———

Fleccas Talks:

THIS WEEK IN CULTURE 146

dopey
dopey
April 29, 2023 10:58 am

Sydney Morning Herald.
“The symbolism is strong because the closure of Liddell is an important step along the way to replacing coal fired power with solar and wind,” said Franz Jotzo, the director of the Centre for Climate and Energy Policy at the ANU. “It is a milestone obviously because of the transition to renewables but also because of the political debate around Liddell and the fact that in the end it was market forces dictating the change.”
Yeah mate, sure it was.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 29, 2023 11:01 am

The Brittany inquiry promises to be the best show in the ACT since they cancelled the wet T-shirt contest at the Summernats.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 29, 2023 11:04 am

Companies like AGL are shutting down power stations because they are given little choice in the matter.

Australian Gas Light Company is (a) irredeemably woke and green and has been for a long time, and (b) knows that gas is needed to support stupid renewables.

And since the Left are suppressing gas extraction AGL can therefore make humungous amounts of munni, first by farming the renewable subsidies, then sadly (more in sorrow than in anger) being forced, FORCED!, to bring in LNG from Qatar to keep the lights on. A more rapacious and mendacious company would be hard to find in Australia.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 29, 2023 11:05 am

Sancho Panzer at 10:54 – yep, very much dancing on the head of a pin to advance the cause.

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2023 11:09 am

he shld not of said it wasn’t his job to edit it
he shld of said that any such speech wld be contempt of court

I believe he did.

Whereupon she said “OK, help me out so I can avoid that then…”.

“No, not my job.”

At least, I’ll be very surprised if that’s not what happened.

She then said, “Well, I don’t expect to win anyway.”

Dot
Dot
April 29, 2023 11:09 am

Big_Nambas says:
April 29, 2023 at 9:48 am

A nationwide class action lawsuit in Australia was just filed, with 500 members seeking redress for persons injured or bereaved due to the COVID-19 vaccines. Naming Australia’s national government, the Department of Health and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) as well as numerous senior bureaucrats in government, members of the class, including a litigant who experienced severe heart damage associated with the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA COVID-19 vaccine suggest a ‘cover up’ where health authorities and industry covered up the potential risks associated with the class of vaccine. Filed in New South Wales Federal Court this week, GP Dr. Melissa McCann of Queensland has been a key organizer and fundraiser driving the lawsuit. She secured over $110,000 via crowdfunding to advance this mass action claiming that the defendants are guilty of negligence due to their approval of the COVID-19 vaccines, as well as breach of statutory duty and misfeasance in public office.

Pass this onto them if they might find it relevant:

Xxxx

Fri, 28 Apr, 21:20 (13 hours ago)

to xxxx

Isn’t this alarming in light of mRNA vaccines?

https://www.drugtargetreview.com/news/92931/human-cells-can-write-rna-sequences-into-dna-study-shows/

Human cells can write RNA sequences into DNA, study shows

For the first time, scientists have found evidence that polymerase theta can write RNA segments back into DNA.

By Victoria Rees (Drug Target Review)

14 June 2021

Scientists at Thomas Jefferson University, US, have provided the first evidence that RNA segments can be written back into DNA. According to the researchers, these findings potentially challenge a central dogma in biology and could have wide implications.

Cells contain polymerases that duplicate DNA into another set that goes into a newly formed cell. These also build RNA messages so they can be read more efficiently into proteins. Polymerases were thought to only work in one direction – DNA into DNA or RNA. This prevents RNA messages from being rewritten back into the master recipe book of genomic DNA. However, the study sheds new light on this process.

“This work opens the door to many other studies that will help us understand the significance of having a mechanism for converting RNA messages into DNA in our own cells,” said Dr Richard Pomerantz, one of the lead researchers. “The reality that a human polymerase can do this with high efficiency, raises many questions.”

Link to research

https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abf1771

Pol? reverse transcribes RNA and promotes RNA-templated DNA repair

Science Advances
11 Jun 2021
Vol 7, Issue 24
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abf1771

Abstract
Genome-embedded ribonucleotides arrest replicative DNA polymerases (Pols) and cause DNA breaks. Whether mammalian DNA repair Pols efficiently use template ribonucleotides and promote RNA-templated DNA repair synthesis remains unknown. We find that human Pol? reverse transcribes RNA, similar to retroviral reverse transcriptases (RTs). Pol? exhibits a significantly higher velocity and fidelity of deoxyribonucleotide incorporation on RNA versus DNA. The 3.2-Å crystal structure of Pol? on a DNA/RNA primer-template with bound deoxyribonucleotide reveals that the enzyme undergoes a major structural transformation within the thumb subdomain to accommodate A-form DNA/RNA and forms multiple hydrogen bonds with template ribose 2?-hydroxyl groups like retroviral RTs. Last, we find that Pol? promotes RNA-templated DNA repair in mammalian cells. These findings suggest that Pol? was selected to accommodate template ribonucleotides during DNA repair.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 29, 2023 11:11 am

The lying turd campaigned on moderating migration and skilling up Australians.

Lying Liars lie. News at 11. Was always a one term government at best.

well if the lieborals and nats would stop pissing on their former supporters they could romp in. Anal is a horrid little man as someone here said.

Plasmamortar
Plasmamortar
April 29, 2023 11:15 am

Australian Gas Light Company is (a) irredeemably woke and green and has been for a long time, and (b) knows that gas is needed to support stupid renewables.

And since the Left are suppressing gas extraction AGL can therefore make humungous amounts of munni, first by farming the renewable subsidies, then sadly (more in sorrow than in anger) being forced, FORCED!, to bring in LNG from Qatar to keep the lights on. A more rapacious and mendacious company would be hard to find in Australia.

That’s all true, but it doesn’t change the fact that if the board at AGL said that they intended to open new gas extraction sites, build an LNG terminal for export in QLD or NT, they would be prevented from doing so by the government and the green agenda…

It’s a classic silver or lead situation…

They either support the government’s plan and profit, or they oppose it and are destroyed and/or taken over…

What options do they realistically have in the current political environment?

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
April 29, 2023 11:19 am

The Oz has an article on Noel Pearson and The Voice. As is usual with such articles the No supporters the vast majority. Probably 90% No.

Over 500 comments so far.

Dot
Dot
April 29, 2023 11:21 am

I’m surprised they allowed comments.

pete of perth
pete of perth
April 29, 2023 11:22 am

Bruce, I worked st Midland Brick in the late 80s. MB was exporting bricks and pavers to Asia and UAE via sea container. At the time, MB was one of the largest in the world (I think by area). Could pump out 12 million bricks / week. Gas fired kilns. Since then, they closed 6 of the old tunnel kilns. Longest was around 160m

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 29, 2023 11:22 am

Tickets to the Noel Pearson show aren’t selling as quickly these days.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 29, 2023 11:23 am

Stew Peters Show:

Tucker Carlson released a viral video hinting at his future in broadcasting.
Kristi Leigh, the host of Counter Narrative on American Media Periscope, is here to talk about the Fox News Tucker Carlson split and what it could mean for independent media going forward.
Tucker’s twitter video has been viewed over 70 million times.
Tucker exposed the embargo on truth the mainstream media has in America.
He claimed the media prevents honest discussion about war, corporate power, or emerging science.
Tucker could have been fired because of what he reported about the war in Ukraine or his exposing the corrupt relationship between Big Pharma advertising dollars controlling media companies.
Tucker recently admitted he feels guilty for supporting the Iraq war narrative and that he was wrong.
Likewise, Kristi Leigh quit her mainstream media job after she witnessed the top down corporate control media conglomerates have over local T.V. news stations.
It is a scary time in America when traditional media outlets are not capable or allowed to tell the truth to their audience.
However, Tucker and Kristi are correct to point out that there are few Americans who share the truth, and even fewer who listen.

Tucker Carlson BREAKS SILENCE: Hints At Future Show & End Of MAINSTREAM Media’s STRANGLEHOLD

Dot
Dot
April 29, 2023 11:24 am

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/apr/19/what-is-the-indigenous-voice-to-parliament-referendum-question-wording-vote-australia-constitution-change-details-how-would-it-work-what-does-it-mean-explainer

“The co-design report recommended the national voice have 24 members, with gender balance structurally guaranteed.”

Cue 57 genders discrimination.

Louis Litt
Louis Litt
April 29, 2023 11:25 am

Rabz – 29/04/23 at 12.27AM
Rabz, I am impressed with your euraldite langauge in describing you SOLIPSISTIC view of the world.
Cohenhite and yourself must write a sweeping panoramic fiction on a cosmic scale of mans struggle in a bleak hostile amd Godless universe inhabited by creatures that no God could have such a perverse imagination to create.

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