Open Thread – Weekend 29 April 2023


Road along the Loing Canal, Camille Pissaro, 1902

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

1.5K Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 1, 2023 9:48 am

how can the apples be shared equally with one cut of the knife

This is a stupid scenario.

It does not allow for one of the ‘victims’ possessing the necessary skill set to temporarily clamp their own artery with the non-dominant hand while ripping the knife-wielder’s windpipe out with the other.

Then you’ve got two dead people, one dying, and no apples for anyone.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
May 1, 2023 9:50 am

Two interesting podcasts gone up recently.

Dr Aseem Malhotra on Joe Rogan taking about vaccine.

Naomi Wolf on Club Grubbery with Senator Antic and Malcolm Roberts. She discusses fertility and big picture issues around the vaccine. It was Wolf who got together thousands of people to research the Pfizer documents.

Club Grubbery now has a good web page ( .com.au) where their podcasts can be seen. Categorised by Dr’s, Athletes, panels etc.

Top Ender
Top Ender
May 1, 2023 9:58 am

Manhunt continues for illegal alien – previously deported multiple times – who killed five people including an eight-year-old after he was asked to stop shooting in his Texas yard

Five people aged eight to 31 were shot dead on Friday shortly before midnight, when a neighbor asked a man to stop firing his gun – and he turned it on them

The gunman went on the run and has been named by police as Francisco Oropesa, a 38-year-old Mexican who has been deported multiple times

The FBI on Sunday issued a corrected photo of Oropesa and said over 250 law enforcement officers from over a dozen agencies were searching

Daily Mail

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 1, 2023 10:04 am

Just makes me want Tucker to succeed even more.

Fox is looking more and more like a Bud Lite level faceplant, maybe even worse.

Sean Hannity’s Ratings Plunge After Tucker Carlson’s Fox News Exit (1 May)

Carlson’s finale a week ago drew 2.65 million viewers, according to Nielsen. The data shows that Brian Kilmeade’s substitute hosting gig for “Fox News Tonight” saw ratings of 2.59 million on Monday, 1.7 million on Tuesday, and 1.33 million on Wednesday, respectively. Last Wednesday, Carlson drew about 3 million viewers, Nielsen figures show.

But the 9 p.m. Fox News program hosted by Sean Hannity drew about 2.5 million on Monday, 2 million on Tuesday, and 1.7 million on Wednesday night, according to Nielsen. In comparison, Hannity drew about 2.6 million viewers the Wednesday a week before, the ratings show.

Laura Ingraham’s “The Ingraham Angle” drew 2.156 million on Wednesday, April 19. But this past Wednesday, two days after Carlson was confirmed gone, her show drew 1.55 million viewers.

Jesse Watters’ show also saw a decline. For Wednesday, it saw an audience of 1.558 million, but a week prior, it generated 2.1 million.

“Gutfeld,” hosted by Greg Gutfeld, was the only Fox News primetime show that actually saw an increase. Last Wednesday, the program drew 1.8 million viewers, but this past Wednesday, it was watched by 2.02 million, according to the figures.

Painful numbers, which say about a million people have turned off in disgust. Interesting to see if Gutfield walks too. If he does the ratings will probably drop over another cliff.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 1, 2023 10:05 am

Attention handpatters (the Courier-Mail):

A 13-year-old boy has been charged with dangerous driving causing death after a horror crash that killed three people in Maryborough overnight.

About 10.45pm, an allegedly stolen Mercedes-Benz was travelling south on Saltwater Creek Road near Sydney Street when it has allegedly collided with the rear of a Holden.

The Holden then collided with a Mazda headed towards Hervey Bay. The driver and passenger of the Holden, a 17-year-old Oakhurst girl and 29-year-old Maryborough woman, died at the scene.

The driver and only occupant of the Mazda, a 52-year-old Torquay woman, also died at the scene.

And:

The 13-year-old Bundaberg boy has been charged with three counts of dangerous operation of motor vehicle causing death and one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

I wait with bated breath for press releases from the ‘raise the age of criminal responsibility to 14’ lobby, of whom I will guarantee not one has had a loved one killed by a 13 year old in a stolen car.

Understand that when the age of criminal responsibility does rise to 14, as it will in the next year or so in Quenthland at least, this kid with a penchant for a) stealing cars and b) killing people will be released unconditionally, because by definition he has not committed any offence.

Released back home, wherever it is. No jail, no charges, no court, no community corrections order, no diversion, no picking up rubbish by the side of highways, no enforced school attendance.

Nothing.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 1, 2023 10:08 am

If the Pope came to Australia would he tell aborigines to accept colonisation?

If you are indigenous, and using a mobile phone or a computer, living in a house, using electricity and air conditioning, drawing any benefits, shopping at a supermarket, going to a medical centre or hospital, you’ve accepted colonisation.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
May 1, 2023 10:11 am

Tony Abbott saying Labor refused to let him speak before the Parliamentary committee on the Voice.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 1, 2023 10:14 am

35 minutes ago
Abbott: Labor refused to let me speak at voice committee
Joanna Panagopoulos
Joanna Panagopoulos

‘Defender of faith’: King’s coronation tweaks supported by Tony Abbott

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott claims the Labor majority refused to have him speak at the parliamentary committee on the voice, asking: “What is the government frightened of?”

The final committee hearing investigating the voice will be held today, with ‘No’ advocate Warren Mundine, long-time participant in public discourse on constitutional recognition Father Frank Brennan, and strong pro-Voice campaigner Noel Pearson scheduled to speak.

Mr Abbott, in a statement posted to Twitter, says he requested to appear in person to speak to the committee about his submission but was refused.

“Is it worried that someone who knows how government works would explain how the Voice’s constitutional right to make representations to everyone about everything could paralyse government?” he wrote.

Mr Abbott said the “more people know about the Voice the more anxious voters might be to sign a blank cheque for radical change”.

“It’s a scandal that people with relevant expertise aren’t given every chance to address the enquiry,” he continued.

Mr Abbott said the government was “on the verge of running what might easily be a propaganda campaign for Yes in the guise of ‘information’.”

“Never before have we been frogmarched into changing the constitution like this,” he said.

Top Ender
Top Ender
May 1, 2023 10:19 am

The 13-year-old Bundaberg boy has been charged with three counts of dangerous operation of motor vehicle causing death

Truly amazing KD.

Somehow the people in power, voted in, of course, seem to fail to understand that for a kid there has to be a consequence for bad actions, or they just do it again and again. In the case of acquiring things which can be used as lethal weapons – stolen cars – it seems to be quite Ok in their minds for the kid to just keep doing it.

A bloke I know who was in teaching for decades says it all started with the “feminisation of teaching”. He’s a bit of a leftie on some things so surprising to hear him, and that was decades ago. He’s right though – those in charge think a serious talking-to will deter some ratbag from doing it again.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
May 1, 2023 10:21 am

So they’ve got Epstein’s private calendar… but still can’t find his client contact list?

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 1, 2023 10:22 am

Putting aside some of those on this list are people I have never heard of but the one stand out was how awards appear to be handed out for someone just doing their job or to people already rewarded for their excellence like sports players.

https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2023/05/australia-to-be-officially-represented-at-the-coronation-by-adam-hills-yasmin-poole-and-jodie-haydon.html

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 1, 2023 10:22 am

enough is enough
1 hour ago
Tony Abbott’s request to speak to the Voice parliamentary c’tee was rejected by the Labor controlled c’tee because they ‘only have time for Indigenous and legal reps.’
Yet ex staffer to Bob Carr and former ABC journalist Kerry O’Brien was given plenty of time to speak.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
May 1, 2023 10:22 am

“Never before have we been frogmarched into changing the constitution like this,” he said.

If Australians are dumb enough to vote yes out of sentimentality, all too horribly likely, we deserve all we are going to get. Tough on the more rational, but rationality is unfashionable these days.

Roger
Roger
May 1, 2023 10:27 am

Released back home, wherever it is. No jail, no charges, no court, no community corrections order, no diversion, no picking up rubbish by the side of highways, no enforced school attendance.

In such a serious case the rebuttal of the presumption of doli incapax would almost certainly be conmsidered. If successful a trial, conviction & sentencing could result.

cohenite
May 1, 2023 10:28 am

Greenwich going full cancel against Latham bringing a complaint to the HRC, defamation a complaint under Section 474.17 of the Criminal Code Act 1995: which carries a maximum penalty of 3 years in prison.

To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that:
1. You used a carriage service, and
2. You did so in a way that a reasonable person would regard as menacing, harassing or offensive

The only possible criteria which applies to Latham is offensive but a ready defence would be showing any of the signs used at Mardi Gras which are far more offensive. To satisfy the menace and harassing criteria repetition is required. Latham only said his true description of the homosexual act once so they fall flat.

But here is Greenwich’s full statement about Latham:

‘Mark Latham is a disgusting human being and people who are considering voting for One Nation need to realise they are voting for an extremely hateful and dangerous individual who risks causing a great deal of damage to our state’

There has been an ongoing feued between Greenwich and other lefties and Latham for a long time. Latham is a bulwark for traditional values in schools and society and the lefties have been attacking him for a long time and the left want him cancelled. There is repetition in Greenwich’s attacks on Latham and his statement would seem to satisfy to a greater extent S.474.17 then Latham’s statement.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 1, 2023 10:31 am

For curious minds.

——-

Praveen Mohan:

In a 1100 year old temple, we see carvings of very advanced lunar stations and star systems. How did ancient builders get access to the forbidden information of ‘Nakshatra’ ?

0:00 – Unknown Patterns
0:41 – Lunar Stations
1:47 – Advanced Ancient Astronomy
2:13 – Ancient Tamil Inscriptions
3:17 – Fantastical Details
4:47 – Revolutionary Info
7:03 – Solid Proof
7:41 – Strange Gods
8:15 – Conclusion

Hey guys, today we are going into an extraordinary ancient temple called Tirupperunthurai. And inside this temple, there are unbelievable carvings that can rewrite history.
When we enter this chamber, your eyes are naturally attracted the deity inside the chamber, but look on top of the doorway. On the lintel, you see a number of patterns. What are they? What do they mean? Are they meaningless patterns carved just for decoration? No, let us take a closer look at them.
In Chemistry classes, we learn about molecules made of different atoms, are these molecules? Or, are they simple flower designs? Don’t they remind you of stars in the sky? Yes, these are 27 Lunar stations called Nakshatras, you can see these stations in the night sky. Lunar station, that’s a fancy word, right? What is that? It is not a space station or something like that, take the sky or the ecliptic and you can split that into 27 segments using groups of stars as markers for each segment. Each segment is called a Nakshatra or a star system. Why? To calculate time, dates, seasons, everything can be done using these nakshatras. Today most people think that these are used solely for astrology.
But think about how ancient people calculate time during the night? Did they not have any indicators of how to tell time during night time? No, you can tell time by following the positions of stars, groups of stars, etc. So these nakshatras were also used in Astronomy.
But are these carvings really showing lunar stations? Or, am I just guessing? You can see these inscriptions here, these are written in ancient Tamil language, and I can read them even today, here it says “Uthram”, here it says “Pooram” it is called Poorva in Sanskrit. These are the names of the lunar stations or Nakshatras clearly written under each rectangle. And inside each rectangle, we can the shape and position of stars, so there is no doubt that these are in fact, nakshatras. And this script also tells us something important, this is an ancient script that is somewhat different from today’s script used in Tamil language. They have used a big circle to represent the ‘mm’ sound, this is not how we write Tamil today. This confirms that these carvings were done during ancient times.
But, these carvings are not supposed to exist in this ancient temple, they should not show these details. Why am I saying this? Look at this rectangle, this is called Magha, and you can clearly see 4 stars making up the Lunar station. This is called Regulus in Today’s astronomy, but the strange feature is that, Regulus or Magha will appear to be a single star for the naked eye. And only when you use a telescope, you realize that it is made of 4 stars Regulus A, B, C and D. Yet, these 4 stars and its positions are accurately carved under the name Magha. So, without using an advanced telescope, how could ancient builders carve these details?
Here is another one, this text says Revathi, which refers to ‘Zeta Piscium’ in modern astronomy. This is a ‘quintuple star system’ meaning it is made of 5 stars, quintuple means 5. But again, all these 5 stars are not visible to the naked eye and we need a telescope to see the 5 stars. But surprisingly, these 5 stars and their positions are carved accurately in this ancient temple.

The ?????? ????? of Tirupperunturai Temple

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 1, 2023 10:34 am

but the one stand out was how awards appear to be handed out for someone just doing their job

Where would you rank the bloke awarded a Victoria Cross?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 1, 2023 10:43 am

In such a serious case the rebuttal of the presumption of doli incapax would almost certainly be conmsidered.

Today, yes – although doli incapax has been corrupted by an unwritten presumption that FASD and the like are present. If there are sufficient overt acts that the crook knew what he was doing was wrong, then that presumption goes out the window.

If successful a trial, conviction & sentencing could result.

Today, yes – although sentencing will be minimal.

My point is that next year there will be nothing at all. Zero. Unconditional release. No sanction whatsoever, because by law he will be deemed incapable of committing any offence at all.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 1, 2023 10:45 am

it is made of 5 stars, quintuple means 5

Just wondering what Mr Mohan’s target audience is.

Crossie
Crossie
May 1, 2023 10:46 am

Wally Dalí says:
May 1, 2023 at 10:21 am
So they’ve got Epstein’s private calendar… but still can’t find his client contact list?

They have it, they have just not found a need for releasing the details. Each person on the list will be unveiled once they become inconvenient.

rosie
rosie
May 1, 2023 10:50 am

By happenstance I was once again at mass at St Paul et St Louis this year when catechumens were presented to the parish prior to being baptised, four young French women this year, I think last time it was three, one or two were French African.
Number of adult baptisms in France rises again this year as crucifixes are erected across countryside

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
May 1, 2023 10:55 am

There were some interesting videos on post-modernism up here in the last few days.
Post-modernism claims
1) Life is all about power over others, and in particular one collective having power over other collectives.
2) There is no such thing as objective truth, just competing narratives, the purpose of each being to justify power being in the hands of that collective pushing the narrative.
3) In particular, logic, reason and argument are tools of the white supremacists and may therefore be rejected out of hand.

You’d think that even an intellectual could see the silliness of this.

Apparently not.

Roger
Roger
May 1, 2023 10:58 am

My point is that next year there will be nothing at all. Zero. Unconditional release. No sanction whatsoever, because by law he will be deemed incapable of committing any offence at all.

That’s not quite the case if Atkinson’s recommendations are followed, but let’s assume diversion from the court system becomes the norm, despite the legal problem of providing blanket immunity from prosecution …the change won’t survive the change of government likely in 2024.

Youth crime is the number two political issue in QLD atm after cost of living, particularly in the regions.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 1, 2023 10:58 am

Well above Sam Kerr, Nick Cave and Adam Hills…

Besides a medal of gallantry isn’t handed out.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 1, 2023 10:59 am

I know my times table up to 12, can multiply and divide, understand ratios, percentages and fractions, and can do simultaneous equations. I also know some shortcuts to figure out whether an answer is out by an order of magnitude, and to do arithmetic in my head.

One step ahead of some (and probably many) freshly baked engineering graduates.

Having fiddled around with calculus etc sufficiently to pass Maths B at school and Engineering Maths in Year 1 at uni, most engineering students appear to rely on ‘numerical methods’ (ie Excel) and packaged software thereafter. Which robs them of the ability to see relationships, ‘sense check’ their results, and avoid the numerous GIGO traps thrown to engineers in the physical world.

And then there’s English…

Frank
Frank
May 1, 2023 11:00 am

You could of course go the lateral-route; smoosh the apples with the flat of the blade (ala garlic cloves).

That Edward De Bono was always a bit smug for my liking.

Cassie of Sydney
May 1, 2023 11:01 am

“HRC”

I don’t need to remind anyone that in almost nine years of federal Coalition governments and twelve years of state Coalition governments, NOTHING was done to rein in the HRC. NOTHING.

You reap what you sow. I should also add that the sinister Greenwich’s actions, revealed today, are….

The Sydney MP also revealed he will be approaching social media giant Twitter to address the platform‘s allowance of “extreme homophobia, transphobia, racism and religious bigotry.”

Because that’s the real intent….to silence us.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 1, 2023 11:02 am

Manhunt continues for illegal alien – previously deported multiple times – who killed five people including an eight-year-old after he was asked to stop shooting in his Texas yard

Five people aged eight to 31 were shot dead on Friday shortly before midnight, when a neighbor asked a man to stop firing his gun – and he turned it on them

The gunman went on the run and has been named by police as Francisco Oropesa, a 38-year-old Mexican who has been deported multiple times

Wouldn’t the Second Amendment apply only to citizens?

Zatara
Zatara
May 1, 2023 11:06 am

NOTHING was done to rein in the HRC.

Goes for Hillary Rodham Clinton as well. Coincidence?

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 1, 2023 11:07 am

I don’t need to remind anyone that in almost nine years of federal Coalition governments and twelve years of state Coalition governments, NOTHING was done to rein in the HRC. NOTHING.

Yes and the NSWHRC has become a law unto itself when it thumbed its nose at HC rulings against it during the Bernard Gaynor episode. Gladys did nothing there too.

Rabz doctrine…

Lysander
Lysander
May 1, 2023 11:07 am

1) Life is all about power over others, and in particular one collective having power over other collectives.
2) There is no such thing as objective truth, just competing narratives, the purpose of each being to justify power being in the hands of that collective pushing the narrative.
3) In particular, logic, reason and argument are tools of the white supremacists and may therefore be rejected out of hand.

So… 1 and 3 are objective truths then?

Roger
Roger
May 1, 2023 11:07 am

There is no such thing as objective truth…

Including, most lately, biological truth.

The height of absurdity.

johanna
johanna
May 1, 2023 11:07 am

Zatara says:
May 1, 2023 at 9:43 am

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: Climate issues and pollution issues are being exploited by, you know, the the World Economic Forum and Bill Gates and all of these big, you know, mega billionaires. The same way that COVID was exploited to use it as an excuse to clamp down top down totalitarian controls on society and to and then to give us engineering solutions. And if you look closely, as it turns out, the guys who are promoting those engineering solutions are the people who own the IPS, the patents for those solutions. It’s a way they’ve given climate chaos a bad name because people now see that it’s just another crisis that’s being used to strip by the wealth of the poor and to enrich billionaires. And I, for 40 years, have had the same policy on climate and engineering. You can go check my speeches from the 1980s, and I’ve said, the most important solution for environmental issues? Not top down controls. It’s free market capitalism.

He certainly doesn’t sound like a progressive democrat. More like a bloke auditioning for a gig in Trump’s cabinet.
1

‘Never trust a Kennedy’ is a well worn cliche among Republicans as well as Democrats.

Both sides have been burned by charming Irishmen.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 1, 2023 11:08 am

My solution, assuming that the apples were of exactly equal size, is to use the knife to kill one of the others. If they are unequal, you have to kill both of the others in one slash, difficult but not impossible.

Geez what a bloodthirsty lot…

Why not bend the blade of the knife – no length has been specified…. into a U shaped thing.. again, sucks to be the kid getting almost all core but it hasnt been specified…

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 1, 2023 11:08 am

I will go on the record to support Adam Hills at the Coronation if it means fewer appearances on Our ALPBC. Is it too late to send Wil Anderson and Richard Fidler?

Lysander
Lysander
May 1, 2023 11:10 am

Actually, so is (2) by the way.

Zatara
Zatara
May 1, 2023 11:11 am

Wouldn’t the Second Amendment apply only to citizens?

Technically yes. If the alien entered the country legally it would apply to them as well.

But he didn’t, and he has been expelled twice. He was in fact a criminal in the middle of committing a further crime.

So I’d vote no.

Lysander
Lysander
May 1, 2023 11:12 am
Top Ender
Top Ender
May 1, 2023 11:12 am

The committee inquiry on the Indigenous Voice to parliament has backflipped on its decision not to hear from former prime minister Tony Abbott.

The Oz is reporting him as saying he’s on at 1pm today.

Alamak!
Alamak!
May 1, 2023 11:14 am

Cassie of Sydney > you already replied to the comment I made clarifying about Trump and senility. So you are aware that I never made any claims on Trump being senile. Anyway, apologies if asking the question on Biden vs Trump is triggering you and others here, but maybe thats something you could look at instead of responding in such a negative way.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 1, 2023 11:19 am

rosiesays:

May 1, 2023 at 7:33 am

It’s a very simple puzzle. I don’t believe it’s only solvable by 6%.

facebook clickbait test

if you can solve this your iq is 140

only x% can work this out

most are primary school level puzzles

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 1, 2023 11:21 am

Adam Hills

Had to google the guy and then even still didn’t know much of him. He’s got an MBE apparently…

Let me guess on the comedian identification, shows full of unfunny scorn on Conservatives dressed up as humour. Seems to be an Aussie Comedians staple.

Winston Smith
May 1, 2023 11:23 am

Cassie:

It was a raucous and opinionated function, and it was hysterical listening to the oldies talk about Australia in the 1950s and 1960s, they were all talking about “Goof” (Gough) and how he destroyed the country.

The Rustedons still have a fridge magnet “God save the Queen, but Nothing will Save the Governor General” on their fridge.
I asked for it to be left to me in their will.

Cassie of Sydney
May 1, 2023 11:25 am

I see Kamala is trolling.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
May 1, 2023 11:26 am

The Sydney MP also revealed he will be approaching social media giant Twitter to address the platform‘s allowance of “extreme homophobia, transphobia, racism and religious bigotry.”

How come it’s homophobia to describe what the buggers actually do?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 1, 2023 11:27 am

I went into ‘Total Tools’ last week to buy a new chainsaw. They said they would have to get one in. In order to do so, they said I had to sign up to their loyalty program. I explained I dont sign up to *any* loyalty programs *ever* as I regard them as tracking tools.

They insisted – I left the store.

think laterally

you wld be surprised how many such programs will accept the email address of a greens senator.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 1, 2023 11:32 am

i bought a mash hammer and bolster from total tools last week

no loyalty card needed

maybe just an over enthusiastic sales guy on a sign up incentive

Alamak!
Alamak!
May 1, 2023 11:33 am

Dot> Watched the video using link you provided, thanks. I’m not a supporter of Biden (or Trump) so the video doesn’t change my views. USA population surely has better options for leaders – so perhaps the system (media, politics, …) is not a very good at enabling good leaders to get to the top.

Roger
Roger
May 1, 2023 11:36 am

Adam Hills

Had to google the guy and then even still didn’t know much of him. He’s got an MBE apparently…

For some reason he’s big in the UK.

Lysander
Lysander
May 1, 2023 11:36 am

USA population surely has better options for leaders

Reminder: Albosleezy is PM of Australia (out of ~25 mill).

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 1, 2023 11:37 am

China copping the Western mind virus…
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-04-30/divorced-women-in-china-challenge-social-stigma/102261100
According to data released by China’s Supreme Court in 2018, 73.4 per cent of divorce litigation in China was filed by women, but it can be extremely difficult for women to find legal representation.

Zhou Yun, an associate professor of social demography and family sociology at the University of Michigan, said this was a problem for Beijing which views heterosexual married families as key to social stability.

“The state continues to emphasise and incentivise a sense of a heteronormative family,” Dr Zhou said.

“A married heterosexual couple with children is viewed very much as integral or fundamental in the eyes of the state for social stability.”*

As a result, women still suffer social and legal obstacles to divorce.

“They’re still expected to marry men or have children,” she said.
….

* And apparently by every group capable of being called a civilization since… forever. But the wise mongs of modernity know better!

Winston Smith
May 1, 2023 11:37 am

Cohenite:

Samantha Ratnam is a filth pollie in victoristan who supports drag queens reading porn to kiddies. The comments at least in response to the bitch are encouraging.

Go further down the page and see stuff that will have you reaching for a bucket.
There will be a reckoning.
It will not be pleasant.

Alamak!
Alamak!
May 1, 2023 11:40 am

DrBeauGan> yes, post-modernism disappears up its own sinkhole if its tenets are read strictly i.e. its all about power and nobody in power can be trusted. Then why believeany teachers, lecturers, lawyers, judges, politicians, tec who exercise power, even when done for a “good” cause.

johanna
johanna
May 1, 2023 11:41 am

Top Ender says:
May 1, 2023 at 11:12 am

The committee inquiry on the Indigenous Voice to parliament has backflipped on its decision not to hear from former prime minister Tony Abbott.

It just demonstrates how arrogant and biased these people are that they would initially refuse permission for a former Prime Minister to address a Senate public inquiry.

Just a small window into how the whole show will be run.

Frank
Frank
May 1, 2023 11:42 am

Adam Hills, brings it with the Hannah Gadsby level of chortle.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 1, 2023 11:45 am

Classic clips. Fantastic edit.

Dire Straits – On Every Street

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
May 1, 2023 11:47 am

So… 1 and 3 are objective truths then?

Either that or they’re just the post-modernist’s narrative and no better than any other narrative. But that’s logic, which is illegitimate. But the illegitimacy is just part of the narrative. So there’s no possibility of reconciling this with any other narrative.

Mountains of skulls.

bons
bons
May 1, 2023 11:47 am

I went to the ballet on Saturday, always a thrill.
The first detractor however was when they announced that Puzzleduk’s QLD Ballet was a ‘charity’. That raised a few suppressed chuckles.
Then we moved on to acknowledging seemingly every person in South Brisbane claiming indig blood. I imagine that the Aunties in Woolloongabba would be feeling resentful.

Forever grateful to Paul Barry’.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 1, 2023 11:51 am

apologies if asking the question on Biden vs Trump is triggering you and others here

Hey, Cacklehead, stop trolling. Guys here only understand one sort of trigger, so watch your tongue.

Hunter Biden’s laptop is all you need to know about Sleepy Joe. Obama’s puppet.
Just like you, Kamala.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 1, 2023 11:51 am

Anybody else heard that Brittany Higgins is representing Australia at the coronation?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 1, 2023 11:53 am

rosiesays:

May 1, 2023 at 9:18 am

I imagine it’s more off faced druggie with a knife type robbery in a little bakery.

if you are referring to cash machines the owner is prolly more worried bout thieves on the other side of the jump

i know a bloke who opened a couple of card only cafes in melbournibad

totally to secure revenue

reckons most cafe owners lurv cash coz tax dodge but end up losing more in staff theft and freebies for hipster pals than they ever avoid in tax

unless you are on site for every hour it is open

P
P
May 1, 2023 11:54 am

The committee inquiry on the Indigenous Voice to parliament has backflipped on its decision not to hear from former prime minister Tony Abbott.

The Oz is reporting him as saying he’s on at 1pm today.

“I think this Voice is a very, very bad idea…This is going to bugger up our system of government,” said Abbott.
2GB

bespoke
bespoke
May 1, 2023 11:55 am

So I guess pile ons are OK know.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 1, 2023 11:56 am

my mate with the card only cafe reckons the ato will be watching him like a hawk

not to pinch him

but his gross margin will become the benchmark against which all other like cafes will be selected for audit

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 1, 2023 11:59 am

my mate with the card only cafe reckons the ato will be watching him like a hawk
not to pinch him
but his gross margin will become the benchmark against which all other like cafes will be selected for audit

/laughs in Vietnamese nail salon….

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 1, 2023 12:00 pm

My point is that next year there will be nothing at all. Zero. Unconditional release. No sanction whatsoever, because by law he will be deemed incapable of committing any offence at all.

That’s not quite the case if Atkinson’s recommendations are followed, but let’s assume diversion from the court system becomes the norm, despite the legal problem of providing blanket immunity from prosecution …the change won’t survive the change of government likely in 2024.

They’re not ‘recommendations’, Roger. The States and Territories are all signing up to this in one form or another. Without wanting to give the impression of going all Faulty, it’s because this stupid country has aligned itself with another resolution of the UN on the subject of children’s rights in custody.

The NT is staging the process. Criminal responsibility will be raised to 12 by the end of this year, and to 14 in a couple of years’ time. It is not just a Quenthland problem.

Diversion won’t factor into it because the crook is deemed incapable of meeting both the actus reus and mens rea components necessary for committing an offence.

There’s already a blanket immunity from prosecution. For people under the age of ten. If this is raised to 14 then they cannot be prosecuted or diverted no matter what they do.

shatterzzz
May 1, 2023 12:04 pm

Why do politicians get access to plod that ordinary folk don’t? ..
Apparently, plod has opened an investigation into Mark Latham’s “truth telling” cos Alec Greenwich lodged a complaint …….
Can anyone tell me that if “joe blow” wandered into a plod shop and complained that “fred nerd” called him a “shirt-lifter” on any media platform that plod would immediately launch a full-on investigation into the matter ….!
Different laws for different folks .. FFS!

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
May 1, 2023 12:06 pm

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and the Progressive American Critique of Pandemicism: A Review of ‘The Real Anthony Fauci’

EUGYPPIUS
30 APR 2023

TRAF was not the book I expected. On first reading, I was surprised to find that key pandemic policies such as lockdowns and mask mandates play such a small part in his account, as do the misuse of propagandised disease statistics to terrorise the populace, gain-of-function research and the origins of SARS-2, the failed predictions of virus modellers, the overuse of ventilators and many other themes in this vein. To be sure, Kennedy acknowledges and condemns all of this, but the bulk of his analysis is focused elsewhere. I was also surprised to find that such a well-known vaccine sceptic should have so little to say about the Covid vaccines, confined mostly to a brief discussion of pathogenic priming in Chapter 1.

In many ways, those chapters that Kennedy devotes to Corona are his least impressive and original. His argument here is heavily indebted to American critics of pandemic policy like Pierre Kory, Ryan Cole and especially Peter McCullough, who are quoted in extenso to make the case for early treatment and the dire consequences of its suppression. Kennedy is at his strongest in the middle sections of TRAF, on Fauci’s role in the AIDS crisis. Here citations to contemporary reporting abound, and while he covers controversial ground – like Duesberg’s thesis that HIV is not the cause of AIDS – his approach is entertaining and also in many ways careful and sensitive to a broad range of possibilities.

Kennedy shares the view of many gay activists that much early AIDS mortality is to be laid at the feet of public health managers like Fauci, who were more interested in promoting expensive proprietary antivirals than saving lives, leaving the gay community to fend for itself (149f.):

As I said above, TRAF includes some excellent discussions of the malign public health bureaucracy that rules us. The managers who dominate our institutions are manifestly not selected for their vision, their compassion or their scientific knowledge, but rather for their abilities to ascend byzantine bureaucratic hierarchies and defend their positions in them. Thus we read (132) that

[Fauci’s] gifts were his aptitude for bureaucratic infighting; a fiery temper; an inclination for flattering and soft-soaping powerful superiors; a vindictive and domineering nature towards subordinates and rivals who dissented; his ravenous appetite for the spotlight; and finally, his silver tongue and skilled tailor.

Kennedy also provides a wealth of apposite remarks on what he calls the “medical cartel,” namely the complex and intertwined system of “pharmaceutical companies, hospital systems, HMOs and insurers, the medical journals, and public health regulators” (135), along with a detailed and well-cited analyses of how this system works (120):

Dr. Fauci’s drug development enterprise is rife with …corrupting conflicts. Most Americans would be surprised to learn, for example, that pharmaceutical companies routinely pay extravagant royalties to Dr. Fauci and his employees and to NIAID itself. Here’s how the royalty system works: Instead of researching the causes of the mushrooming epidemics of allergic and autoimmune diseases … Dr. Fauci funnels the bulk of his $6 billion budget to the research and development of new drugs. He often begins the process of funding initial mechanistic studies of promising molecules in NIAID’s own laboratories before farming the clinical trials out to an old boys’ network of some 1,300 academic “principle investigators” … who conduct human trials at university affiliated research centers and training hospitals, as well as foreign research sites. After these NIAID-funded researchers develop a potential new drug, NIAID transfers some or all of its share of the intellectual property to private pharmaceutical companies, through HHS’s Office of Technology Transfer. The University and its PIs can also claim their share of patent and royalty rights, cementing the loyalty of academic medicine to Dr. Fauci.

Summing up, I would say there’s a narrowness in the approach that TRAF takes to the pandemic, which is easy to miss because Kennedy’s scope is so broad in other respects. The final chapters on “Hyping Phony Epidemics” and “Germ Games” read like efforts to include topics otherwise excluded by the internal logic of Kennedy’s argument. It’s absolutely right and necessary to draw attention to the failed panic mongering of the pandemic establishment, and there’s a particularly valuable account here of the overhyped 1976 Swine Flu, which all too many (including myself) have neglected. Far more important for understanding Corona, however, are very real outbreaks like SARS-1 in Asia from 2003/4 and Ebola in West Africa from 2014. These events drew vast funding and attention to the pandemicist programme and made their virus apocalypse scenarios much more credible in the eyes of the public. The most proper precedents and parallels to the 2020 Covid response lie here, rather than with the AIDS crisis that first brought Fauci to prominence.

In Kennedy’s final chapter, meanwhile, Fauci all but disappears in favour of new personalities like Peter Daszak and Robert Kadlec. Here, the civilian bureaucrat responsible for organising the catastrophic pandemic response is displaced by much different theses about the biosecurity aspects of pandemic wargaming and Covid as “a military project” (from 433). I find that the book is at its weakest in these pages.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 1, 2023 12:14 pm

DrBeauGansays:
May 1, 2023 at 11:26 am
The Sydney MP also revealed he will be approaching social media giant Twitter to address the platform‘s allowance of “extreme homophobia, transphobia, racism and religious bigotry.”

How come it’s homophobia to describe what the buggers actually do?

The truth might make some reluctant to proceed beyond toleration (preferably not on the streets) to the higher targets of acclamation and participation?

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 1, 2023 12:16 pm

Tim Blair:

That’s because the woke frame their campaigns as cases of not just right versus wrong, but good versus bad. Wokeness – a weaponised form of left-wing holiness that equates conspicuous virtue posing with empirical piety – stands only for the good.

Rescuing the planet from climate change? That’s a good thing.

Completely rejecting all forms of racial, sexual and social discrimination? That’s good, too.

Being on the side of the disadvantaged? Good as can be.

Those broad generalities – helpfully, for the woke – define any opposition as not merely mistaken, but morally corrupt. Who, after all, would wish to seen as rejecting goodness?

Who could possibly be against the planet or the disadvantaged? What manner of monster might defend discrimination?

Which is why the woke prefer to deal in the broadest possible terms. It makes everything so irresistibly easy.

(It’s also a cheap ticket to political involvement for anyone who craves engagement, but can’t be arsed with actual thinking. Why bother when you can just pick up all your cues from Radio National?)

Team Woke, then, begins each contest with a handy lead thanks to their good-guy bonus points.

But then we get down to details and specifics. And that’s when Team Woke’s game invariably falls apart.

Wokedom’s climate activism wing, for example, has lately mobilised against gas stoves. According to climate types, cooking with gas is practically on the same level of reckless evil as firing up Winfield Reds in a premmie ward.

“Parents would be shocked to learn that a child living with gas cooking in the home faces a comparable risk of asthma to a child living with household cigarette smoke,” the Climate Council’s Dr Kate Charlesworth said last year.

Warming-averse holy roller Charlesworth was just warming up, so to speak.

“Gas – just like coal – is a fossil fuel that’s driving the climate crisis. It has no place in our homes,” she said.

“We need to be doing everything possible to improve health outcomes for our children and that means getting gas out of our homes.”

With that aim in mind, the woke-captured Property Council last week released a report calling for efficient and useful gas heaters and stoves to be banned in new Australian homes from 2025 and removed from existing buildings by 2040.

Just about everybody is on board with this. Everybody, that is, who can’t tolerate the idea of being put in the woke naughty corner.

The federal Labor government’s Assistant ?Climate Change Minister Jenny McAllister said the report was “really important” and she was “delighted to launch it”. McAllister thus dodges accusations of not being serious about addressing climate change.

Meanwhile, householders across Australia look anew at their gas appliances and wonder if such a clean energy source is genuinely converting the kids into asthma cases.

Perhaps they’ll look up the National Asthma Council’s guidelines regarding “gas stoves and asthma in children”. It’s a tellingly brief document.

It basically warns that if you happen to be the type of jittery Karen-quality person who panics over the least little thing, you might take a couple of minor precautionary steps when cooking with gas.

One: use a range hood. Or two: open a window.

And that’s it. No billion-dollar domestic gas bans or ludicrous retrofitting. Just flick a switch or crack a window and you’re good to go.

Wokes lose again, then, the same way they did with their assaults on Barry Humphries.

It turns out Australians are not inclined at this point to replace comedy with Hannah Gadsby and her scowly mates.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 1, 2023 12:16 pm

Alamak!says:
May 1, 2023 at 11:33 am
Dot> Watched the video using link you provided, thanks. I’m not a supporter of Biden (or Trump) so the video doesn’t change my views. USA population surely has better options for leaders – so perhaps the system (media, politics, …) is not a very good at enabling good leaders to get to the top.

Don’t be so naive. The system is designed to prevent good candidates for leadership from reaching the top. They would be independent minded enough to disturb the Swamp and the Trough. See 2016 and 2020.

Winston Smith
May 1, 2023 12:18 pm

Lizzie:

Marxism (communism redux) works hard to destroy families, but kinship and connection wins out.

Marxism (Collectivism) has made many attempts to kill the family but hasn’t yet succeeded. But let’s not get lax – they only need to do it once.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 1, 2023 12:19 pm

KD interesting on the UN angle.

Can tell you here 3 vigilante groups have unmasked themselves on SM up this way in the last week. 1 I know of has been very quiet in the last few years but rumoured to still been active. They don’t seem to care they may attract attention from the police anymore, possibly as the jacks are overwhelmed with the youth and drug crime that is rampant around here to bother.

Funny thing is when the accusations of racism come through about suburbs protecting themselves the media won’t tell you some of those on the line are of indigenous background themselves, I saw one of the mobs in action about 4-5 years ago and can confirm that.

Also new developments have cops twice in a month now retreating to their stations. Rumour on orders from Brisbane so not totally their fault. Judiciary just thumbs its nose at public expectations. Another old woman stabbed the other day (I have found out this is happening here now just not reported) by the usual suspects.

Hate to say this is going to get ugly before any resolution, if that ever occurs…

Zatara
Zatara
May 1, 2023 12:21 pm

DeSantis To Deliver Blow To Teachers Unions As Bill Removing Automatic Union Deductions Heads To His Desk

Florida governor Ron DeSantis is not playing around when it comes to making and keeping Florida free. His latest effort is geared toward empowering teachers in the state who do not wish to be in a union.

In support of the Sunshine State’s right to work status, the Florida legislature has passed a bill removing the automatic deductions of union dues/fees from paychecks. Those teachers who wish to be in a union and continue to pay their union fees/dues will be able to do so, of course.

The bill would also require unions to represent at least 60 percent of the employees eligible for representation. Unions that fail to meet the threshold would be decertified and would have to petition the Public Employees Relation Commission (PERC) for recertification.

Let’s see how long teacher’s union radicalism remains a thing when membership isn’t mandatory.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 1, 2023 12:22 pm

Re Rosie’s link to a Norwegian non-disabled man claiming to be a disabled woman and tooling around in a wheelchair showed that the Norwegians are getting fed up with paraphiliacs flaunting their confused mental states under a ‘gender change’ banner.

It is obvious, say Norwegian commenters, that such extreme positions taken by a male about ‘feeling female’ and ‘feeling disabled’ are similar to the phenomenon of amputee fetishism. These people need extensive psychiatric treatment not a normalisation of their aberrant behaviour. It was also pointed out that when a wife is involved and asked to support these delusions the effect on the compliant wife’s life can be very damaging. I would think the same applies in spades to any children of the family.

We don’t condone anorexia. Why condone paraphilia?

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 1, 2023 12:22 pm

In Pork Barrel Meets Top Men news:

Hundreds of ‘press release’ infrastructure projects across Australia risk the axe under new 90-day review

Hundreds of projects in Australia’s $120bn infrastructure investment program will be reviewed for value and significance, with the Albanese government accusing the Coalition of leaving them as “fiscal timebombs” in the budget.

The infrastructure minister, Catherine King, said the infrastructure pipeline had been clogged with “press release projects” that had been announced but were “unable to be delivered”.

Well, thinking out the pork barrel spend – that sounds like a reasonable thing to do.

“Australian government funds will be spent in accordance with Australian government values, with longer-term sustainable spending based on the national interest.”

Oh. Whatever can that mean?

Former public servants and infrastructure experts Reece Waldock, Clare Gardiner-Barnes and Mike Mrdak will conduct the 90-day review, which will start shortly and report around August. Hundreds of the more than 735 projects in the infrastructure investment program will be up for scrutiny – but Labor election commitments will not be among them.

Instead, King said the focus would be on commitments from the previous Coalition government, many of which she claimed cannot be delivered.

Oh. So that’s what it means.

They really don’t care if we see them larfing at us.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 1, 2023 12:29 pm

Marxism (Collectivism) has made many attempts to kill the family but hasn’t yet succeeded. But let’s not get lax – they only need to do it once.

Yes, let’s be vigilant. However, my point was that in spite of even the most dystopic situations where people are forbidden to fall in love as man and woman and form a family, individuals still do so, taking all sorts of risk to ensure that they can. This is humanity, this is what our whole beings do, we are impelled hormonally to want this forbidden thing. It’s not just sex either, it’s a yearning to combine.

It has proven stronger than the worst dictatorship or ideological cult so far. Let’s keep hope.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 1, 2023 12:29 pm

Here we go – Dechlan Brennan in The Diplomat, in January:

The release of a draft report, commissioned in 2020, by the Standing Council of Attorneys-General and chaired by the Australian Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus, KC, has renewed calls for Australia to raise the age of criminal responsibility.

The report, prepared with submissions by over 90 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, legal, and human rights organizations and experts, recommends that the age of criminal responsibility in Australia be raised from 10 to 14, without exception.

Various legal, human rights, and academic groups have consistently advocated for this change, arguing that the low age mark inflicts trauma on children, unfairly targets Australia’s First Nations people, and “does not reflect the multiple and complex needs of children and young people who come into contact with the justice system.”

In 2019, the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child specifically recommended that Australia raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years, a call reiterated in the country’s Universal Periodic Review in 2021.

This has nothing to do with these scrotey children killing people. This has everything to do with ‘hiding the decline’ because less offences will be reported.

Because less offences are being committed.

Because people under 14 will be deemed incapable of committing any offence AT ALL.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 1, 2023 12:31 pm

the Albanese government accusing the Coalition of leaving them as “fiscal timebombs” in the budget.

The Liars would never, ever, do such a thing. NDIS, NBN, cough (NDIS has come back to bite Labor on the bum NBN still could).

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 1, 2023 12:33 pm

Adam Hills

For some reason he’s big in the UK.

The Brits quite like Australia as a concept, but have very little idea about actual Australia.

Adam Hills is the current ‘witty’, ‘irreverent’, ‘self-deprecating’ UK TV Australian – feeding the caricature and having a bit of a laff at those funny buggers Downunder.

A tool by any other name.

Alamak!
Alamak!
May 1, 2023 12:35 pm

Boambee John> I’m not naive, just cynical in equal parts about all major political parties. So I get banned from sites like Grauniad and negative comments here for asking similar questions. Some kind of balance is good in these times IMHO.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 1, 2023 12:35 pm

Very pleasing to hear that 2GB podcast of Ben Fordham’s show (thanks to P for it) allowing Tony Abbott free rein to speak out very strongly against the voice (I refuse to capitalise it now). Send it around in emails wherever you can, for it very clearly puts the case for No. Late news on it was that Abbott was finally allowed to submit to the Senate Enquiry in person, so great had been the disapproval of their initial refusal. Luckily, the podcast is already made and ready to go. It speaks with great authority.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 1, 2023 12:38 pm

m not naive, just cynical in equal parts about all major political parties.

If you are ‘cynical’ with no information, without enquiry and curiosity then your cynicism means nowt.
It simply appears as trolling. If you want something else from politics, then analyse why you are not getting it. That might be a start, if you are genuine. I don’t think you are; no-one is that gormless.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 1, 2023 12:40 pm

no-one is that gormless

‘Ed October. Ed October, to the white phone in the lobby please.’

Lysander
Lysander
May 1, 2023 12:43 pm
Lysander
Lysander
May 1, 2023 12:44 pm

Nice of the US Feds to give Houston one day’s notice:

Large-scale nuclear training exercise to take place, what Houstonians need to know

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 1, 2023 12:50 pm

The Norwegian lunatic claimed he was disabled in his female self because he felt nothing, felt completely disabled, below the waist, so disabled he had to take to a wheelchair.

Well, that’s a surprise, isn’t it? He doesn’t want to amputate just an arm or something, he wants to amputate his male self. He shouldn’t be out roaming the streets in this condition.

P
P
May 1, 2023 12:52 pm
caveman
caveman
May 1, 2023 12:52 pm

Brittney Griner gets standing ovation…you have got to be joking.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
May 1, 2023 12:54 pm

China doing more funny business in Taiwan air and sea space today, amidst this announcement from senior Taiwanee:

If I were Taiwanese, I’d be awfully worried about being supported by Joe Biden. I’d look at the Ukraine and wonder if Joe would be fighting China to the last Taiwanese.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 1, 2023 12:56 pm

Bolt apparently takes a hatchet to Albo today. Even a detractor on another site I follow says Bolt is right on this one. Paywall is too high for even 12ft ladder. If you have Herald Sun subscription link below:

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-bolt/andrew-bolt-albo-pimping-himself-out-at-kyle-sandilands-wedding-is-a-disgrace/news-story/916c49234fe21f2cf8cfe61ad421139f

Alamak!
Alamak!
May 1, 2023 1:09 pm

If you are ‘cynical’ with no information, without enquiry and curiosity then your cynicism means nowt.

Who says I have no information? Asking for the reasons behind support/opposition of certain politicians could be considered enquiry and/or curiosity.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 1, 2023 1:10 pm

When I say it’s not just sex but a yearning to combine, I should have also said the yearning is to bond together in life.

Like many species, all indications are that humans are a pair-bonding species. There is an inherent propensity to bond. Just look down any street in any human community and you will see heterosexually bonded pairs. As with all bonding, it can go awry, as my trusting little Currawong mum found out when abandoned on her nest for a while, although the rotter did come back later. Bonds can break or become damaging or be made to the ‘wrong’ people (as with homosexual bonding). Nevertheless, the impulse is there.

It seems to be stronger also in some people than in others and cultural imprinting must surely play a part too. Nevertheless, single sex monastic communities survive, and hermits and loners do exist. But even where it is discouraged and disapproved, as in early communal Kibbutz life and many other ‘communistic’ communes, Romeo seems to find Juliet. Medieval monasteries also found a same-sex pair bond forming and had rules to forbid it. By the time of the Reformation, even some bishops had children with females to whom they felt bonded.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 1, 2023 1:12 pm

Who says I have no information?

You do. You haven’t presented any yet.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 1, 2023 1:17 pm

Asking for the reasons behind support/opposition of certain politicians could be considered enquiry and/or curiosity.

You have said we present no evidence, when patently we do present plenty.
If you have genuine curiosity, then ask why Biden is at 70% not wanting him to run again.
Follow the debate here on DeSantis vs Trump and decide what each stands for and how good their Republican chances might be, seek out why, and assess any other candidates.
If you find all wanting, then look at the systemic process of political selection and critique it.
What ideologies do you yourself favor? Analysing those would be your start point.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 1, 2023 1:23 pm

Come back, Munty, all is forgiven.

Well, at least if you take off that black shirt before you come in.

Fed up with Kamala coming the raw prawn with us.

Winston Smith
May 1, 2023 1:27 pm

Anchor What:

Some kids now are going into high school unable to do simple multiplication in their heads because they weren’t pre-programmed in primary school with times tables. There’s nothing “progressive” about robbing kids of the basics.

The lack of education stops kids from ascending the ladder of jobs that lead to engineering etc qualifications, which mean we have to get them from OS.
It keeps Australians out of the professions and moves in people – and their families – from Asia and India. See how the replacement scheme works? Australian kids grow up to do the menial jobs while the replacements get the inside running because the education system refuses to equip them for the good jobs unless you can afford expensive education options.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 1, 2023 1:29 pm

duncanmsays:
May 1, 2023 at 1:14 pm

Wow Britany (Author of the article) needs to wake up to herself. Nice sleight of hand about the Kings Cross personality who is a known underworld figure too.

I reckon if comments are allowed through they won’t be complimentary. I’ll be checking again in a few hours.

Zatara
Zatara
May 1, 2023 1:29 pm

The passive aggressive obtuse ignorance game.

It’s been done here before. Same sock, different name.

Winston Smith
May 1, 2023 1:31 pm

Doc Beaugan:

Elon had a puzzle only 6% of ppl can solve. It shows three kids, two apples and a long knife. The puzzle is, how can the apples be shared equally with one cut of the knife.
I’m in the 6%. But I have a nasty mind.

Me too.
Kill one of the kids with the knife.
Problem solved. But I suspect other problems are now beginning.

Alamak!
Alamak!
May 1, 2023 1:34 pm

As mentioned before, I have no particular interest in Biden (or Trump) as candidates for USA presidency. On De Santis he is younger and has spent less time in Washington. For me those are good things when compared to geriatric pollies with medical and/or legal issues who could be fixing their own issues instead of trying to run the country.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Here you go Rockdoctor:

Albo pimping himself out at Kyle Sandilands’ wedding is a disgrace
Anthony Albanese is the prime minister of all Australians – not the tame poodle or halftime entertainment for the wedding of nouveau-rich bogan Kyle Sandilands.
Andrew Bolt 3 min read April 30, 2023 – 2:12PM
769 comments

Surely I’m not the only Australian disgusted to see Prime Minister Anthony Albanese pimp himself out at the wedding on Saturday of professional ratbag Kyle Sandilands.
But where’s the media outrage at this trashing of our highest office?
For God’s sake, look at the company our prime minister was keeping – and giving status with his presence.
Among the guests of honour were a convicted drug smuggler and former brothel manager, and an underworld kingpin. Plus your prime minister.
Even before that, it was cringe-making to hear Albanese go on Sandilands’ top-rating radio show and accept an invitation to be the entertainment for Sandilands’ louche mates – to perform at the wedding as “DJ Albo”.
Has the man no pride? No class?
Albanese is the prime minister of all Australians, and not the tame poodle or half-time entertainment for the wedding of a nouveau-riche bogan whose career highlights include giving a lie-detector test to a distressed 14-year-old revealing she’d been raped, or jeering that the mother of Jesus was a “liar who got knocked up behind a camel shed”.
True, Albanese at the very last minute announced he wouldn’t perform for the guests, after all. In fact, he now seemed so aware that crawling to Sandilands wasn’t going down well on Twitter that he slunk into the wedding so the press couldn’t snap him.
Of the only three pictures I’ve seen of him there, two show Albanese holding or admiring Sandilands’ nine-month-old son as cover. Look, I’m cuddling a child; not cosying with crooks!
Yes, crooks. How could Albanese let himself be guest of honour alongside former Kings Cross nightclub boss John Ibrahim, promoted as “Australia’s most notorious underworld figure” by the publisher of his autobiography?
A teeth-whitened man, who doesn’t have any criminal convictions, but has one brother jailed for drug smuggling, another jailed for illegally selling guns, and a third who pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property?
Then there was the best man, Simon Main, who served jail for smuggling ecstasy, before running hookers and becoming a Sandilands business partner.
These were prize members of the Sandilands rat-pack, posing with him ahead of the wedding for pictures then released to Sandilands’ audience on social media during the live-streaming of the wedding.
Albanese in that company? And … why, hello, NSW Premier Chris Minns! You here, too?
Albanese last week tried to defend going to this flashy $1m wedding of Sandilands and Tegan Kynaston, saying it was all about “witnessing their expression of love”. Besides, he wasn’t “in charge of the guest list”.
Hang on. Albanese wasn’t there to witness love, but to kiss the backside of power.
Albanese isn’t a close mate of Sandilands, sharing cosy evenings nattering about politics, love and life over a beer.
No, he was there because of just one thing: Sandilands has a huge radio and online audience of young nihilist amoralists that politicians struggle to reach.
Keeping sweet with Sandilands’ listeners – who must vote in our elections – is just Albanese’s way of staying in power. If Sandilands didn’t have a 15.9 per cent share of Sydney’s radio audience but 1.5, Albanese would have stayed home.
As for Main and Ibrahim, they weren’t incidental to this wedding. They show exactly the world Sandilands inhabits, excuses and rubs in the face of his audience on live-stream.
So what kind of gutter is Albanese joining? Is that really where we should find our prime minister?
But just as amazing is how relaxed so much of the media is with Albanese being with that crowd.
I remember journalists six years ago launching a pack-attack on Victorian Liberal leader Matthew Guy for going to a “secret” lunch organised by one of his MPs at a lobster restaurant to meet an Italian businessman who – uh oh – brought along a relative just like Ibrahim. Yes, accused of mob connections. Yes, but never charged. Innocent, he says.
“Lobster with a mobster,” screamed the media. “Lobster with a mobster,” screamed Labor. And Guy’s political career was destroyed.
But now? Our prime minister goes to a wedding of a lout where a gangland figure and jailed drug smuggler were front and centre, and it’s like it’s no big deal.
In fact, he’s excused. How clever of Albanese to crawl to Sandilands and his voters! He’s no snob.
Yet I wonder: if Albanese will sell the dignity of his office to be the decoration on Sandilands’ wedding cake, what else might he sell to stay in power?
And what example is he setting to our young?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 1, 2023 1:36 pm

Australian kids grow up to do the menial jobs while the replacements get the inside running because the education system refuses to equip them for the good jobs unless you can afford expensive education options.

Or unless, as with immigrant families, the parents do part of the job the school fails at. They insist on homework, diligence, attention in class, and provide extra paid tutoring, even if it means they have to pull the belt in on the family finances. This is where many Australian families lose out, because they believe the rot they are told about non-competitive education and an ‘experiential’ classroom being best for their kids. They don’t see it necessary to check on things, and accept too much at face value.

Immigrant kids at beating Aussie kids hands down in the education race. That’s why they are now appearing in the key professional jobs, on the ladder to greater success.

shatterzzz
May 1, 2023 1:40 pm

The Prime Minister spent seven hours at the shindig

Obviously, a better venue than Alice Springs, then .. !

Lysander
Lysander
May 1, 2023 1:41 pm

On De Santis he is younger and has spent less time in Washington.

That’s a weakness IMHO. You know someone who knows how the deep state works so you can smash it.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

About half the list of our representatives at the coronation are people who’re embarrassed to be Australian, or republican, or serve no useful purpose whatsoever – i.e. oxygen thieves, or a combination of all three regressive character traits.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 1, 2023 1:47 pm

Thanks SATP.

Knew Ibrahim was there but looks like it got worse. Bolt also nailed the double standards applied a la Matthew Guy.

Chris Minns presence has had scant attention as well.

Winston Smith
May 1, 2023 1:48 pm

Muz:

Calli 7.23,
In their Scottish coronations both Charles I and Charles II asked for the people to do similar.

So did Hitler!
Ermigawd! We’re all Nazis!

🙂 🙂 🙂

Lysander
Lysander
May 1, 2023 1:50 pm

So Alex, asks a lawyer… “do you give or receive anal sex?”

Winston Smith
May 1, 2023 1:51 pm

Indolent:

Chelsea Clinton came out in favor of porn for children.
Bill Clinton’s only daughter said banning sexually explicit books from schools is “harmful.”

Another weirdo politicians kid turns into a weirdo.
I wonder if she showered with her dad at the age of 9 as well?

Winston Smith
May 1, 2023 1:53 pm

Farmer Gez:

Hamish walks straight past empathy and humility on his way to the mirror.

…and repeats to himself “I’m the only Gay in the village, really I am.”
Little Britain afficionados will get the reference.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 1, 2023 1:59 pm

interesting

age of criminal responsibility is 14 because not mature enough

age you can start taking puberty blockers is 10 because mature enough to make the titsoff decision

Winston Smith
May 1, 2023 2:02 pm

Indolent:

San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers told Breitbart Texas on Sunday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers deported 38-year-old Francisco Oropeza, a Mexican national now wanted for five alleged murders, in three separate incidents. Sheriff Capers and other sources advised that the last time ICE officers removed Oropeza was in 2016.

The Mexican is doing the job Biden allowed him into the country to do – terrorise the citizenry who will now ‘clamour to be led to a disarmed safety’.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 1, 2023 2:07 pm

alamak>

i see you>

i know who you are>

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 1, 2023 2:09 pm

Their Grauniad beats Tony Abbott with tiny fists of rage over his Voice heresy:

Tony Abbott has shrugged off the legal advice given by the solicitor general backing in the legal soundness of the proposed Indigenous voice…

Donaghue’s advice said the proposed constitutional amendment “would not pose any threat to Australia’s system of representative and responsible government”, and that the voice would “enhance” the system of government.

That’s actually Donaghue’s political opinion and not his legal one.

As Abbott notes:

“The solicitor general’s view has to be taken seriously, but as we know, solicitor-generals don’t make these decisions … The solicitor general was in fact significantly wrong on a recent matter regarding Indigeneity, namely the Love case,” he said.

“While the solicitor general is a distinguished lawyer, no doubt about that, other lawyers of no less distinction including former high court judge Ian Callinan and Terrence Cole have come up with a different view.”

And repeating ‘talking points’:

Abbott has repeated a talking point of the No campaign, saying that the increasing number of Aboriginal politicians (currently 11 in the federal parliament) was a sufficient “voice” for Indigenous people.

“I think everyone should have the same voice, and the voice for all of us is the national parliament,” he told the committee.

That’s why probably the single best thing that’s happened for Indigenous people over the last decade or so is the very big increase in the number of Indigenous people in the parliament. 11 separate Indigenous voices in the parliament today. Not because of quotas, not because of affirmative action, but because political parties and the people of Australia in their wisdom thought Indigenous people had the qualities to represent all of us. I applaud that and I thank god for it.

Way too much like practical democracy in action for the progressive Left. This sort of namby pamby liberal shite won’t keep Green-Labor entrenched in power, y’know.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 1, 2023 2:10 pm

San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers told Breitbart Texas on Sunday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers deported 38-year-old Francisco Oropeza, a Mexican national now wanted for five alleged murders, in three separate incidents. Sheriff Capers and other sources advised that the last time ICE officers removed Oropeza was in 2016.

firstly they made a mistake with his name

secondly they published a photo which looked 17 shades whiter than mr oropeza’s genuine complexion

almost as if they didn’t want him or his race to be identified

bespoke
bespoke
May 1, 2023 2:10 pm
thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 1, 2023 2:11 pm

But caberrahhh real estate!

Why minister’s NDIS reboot ambitions comes with enthusiasm for more public servants

The minister said the number of public servants at the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will have to increase to ensure the viability of the National Disability Scheme (NDIS)*. Just how many more staff the agency will get will be revealed in the May federal budget, with final details to be settled after moving through the Expenditure Review Committee (ERC) process.

“We’ve got to increase the direct number of public servants, and I’ve got a couple of reasons for saying that,” Shorten said, citing that sometimes circumstances called for surge workforces when demand increased.

Shorten said that under the previous government, references to “Canberra public servants blah, blah, blah” had been used in a derogatory manner, unfortunately diminishing the value of their work and contributions of the NDIA to help Australians live with dignity.

But the minister wants to see this view, as well as attitudes about working in the disability sector, change and the NDIA become an agency of choice for people to work when they join the APS.

Being a commonwealth public servant is an admirable career**,” the minister added.

After what Shorten described as a decade of mismanagement, fraud and inefficiency had beleaguered the scheme. This had the effect of a bad narrative overriding the good return on investment — $2.25 back to the Australian economy for every dollar invested*** — that the NDIS actually offered, he said.

* Nothing says “reduce costs” like a new hive of pubic serpents sent in to eat the seed corn.
** Well according to the Luigi the inconceivable “colorful nightclub identity’s and convicted drug smugglers are also worthy people.
***See, if we invest 1 trillion in the NDIS it will pay for everything!

Jorge
Jorge
May 1, 2023 2:26 pm

The attraction Kyle has for Albanese is that he never presses him on political issues so no arguments. This allows the PM to sound like an average teenager/ twenties something who enjoys partying with mates (albeit wearing a suit and tie) and having a laugh.

Albo seems big on deflection lately. Jump on the plane and fly to Hobart where he pretends he’s an AFL supporter (like Keating used to, to great amusement). Then back in Seat A1 and get me to the church on time so I can schmooze the other middle aged kids in Sydney.

Let Chalmers practice his stern face for budget night. Albo thinks he can lift the nation’s spirits by doing the Macarena with Kyle.

Lysander
Lysander
May 1, 2023 2:33 pm
Winston Smith
May 1, 2023 2:37 pm

I spoke of this a year or so ago and people said it wasn’t an issue?
Is that still correct?
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/04/john-deere-corporate-might-reason-panic-farmers-will-love-happening/

Pogria
Pogria
May 1, 2023 2:40 pm

So sad and sudden. Jock Zonfrillo has died. 46 years of age.

Johnny Rotten
May 1, 2023 2:41 pm

Zelensky Selling State Assets to Line His Pockets Before Fleeing to Miami

“Zelensky is slick. He is now lining his pockets with the goal of becoming a billionaire when he flees to his estate in Miami. He is now trying to sell off all state assets in the fossil fuel sector to corporations like ExxonMobil, Chevron, and Halliburton. Of course, these companies are all showing that war is coming. The volatility rises sharply from 2024 on and a critical target will be 2026. This is what makes me think that the Neocons will do whatever it takes to stop Trump and that will include even assassinating him.”

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/war/zelensky-selling-state-assets-to-line-his-pockets-before-fleeing-to-miami/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

Pogria
Pogria
May 1, 2023 2:42 pm

Lysander, did not mean to gazump you.
Jock Zonfrillo was a Master Chef judge. Nice guy apparently.

bons
bons
May 1, 2023 2:43 pm

Back in the day, Australia shut down on only two days – Christmas and Good Friday.
Today is Stalin’s Birthday in QLD. Everything is locked down, more so than on the other two days.
What could this mean, I wonder?

Thank you ABC for Four Corners’.

Winston Smith
May 1, 2023 2:43 pm

Zatara:

He certainly doesn’t sound like a progressive democrat. More like a bloke auditioning for a gig in Trump’s cabinet.

He’s a Kennedy.
I automatically assume he’s lying.
(See Bons article above May 1, 2023 at 9:30 am)

Marxist candidates lie, promote attractive policy that they have no intention of implementing and immediately implement repressive laws. It is then too late. It is worth a look.

LB
LB
May 1, 2023 2:48 pm

DrBeauGansays:
May 1, 2023 at 11:26 am
The Sydney MP also revealed he will be approaching social media giant Twitter to address the platform‘s allowance of “extreme homophobia, transphobia, racism and religious bigotry.”

How come it’s homophobia to describe what the buggers actually do?

And not just describe but publicly celebrate (led by our Prime Minister) for weeks in Feb-March 2023

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 1, 2023 2:52 pm

“While the solicitor general is a distinguished lawyer, no doubt about that, other lawyers of no less distinction including former high court judge Ian Callinan and Terrence Cole have come up with a different view.”

Don’t forget Hazluck as well.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 1, 2023 2:55 pm

For some reason he’s [Adam Hills] big in the UK.

I’m big in Japan. Ask Razey.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 1, 2023 3:00 pm

Don’t forget Hazluck as well.

His father – Paul Hasluck – may well have been the best Prime Minister Australia never had…

Muddy
Muddy
May 1, 2023 3:03 pm

Adam Hills, Paul McDermot, Tim Minchin … Same, same, same. Not a professional testicle between them.

Elliot Goblet: now there’s a comedian with charisma!

Also: Not a stand-up, I know, but resurrect Ted Bullpit!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 1, 2023 3:03 pm

i suspect the robert kennedy jnr fan-bois here are going to end up disappointed

he is teddy reincarnated with shittier morals

Diogenes
Diogenes
May 1, 2023 3:04 pm

Some kids now are going into high school unable to do simple multiplication in their heads because they weren’t pre-programmed in primary school with times tables.

In the 1st review of the national sillybus* in 2014, primary teachers advocated that there should be only sillybus outcomes for literacy and numeracy for years 1 &2, few of those, and nothing else. This would allow them to spend longer on the basics so that the slower kids would have more time to “get it”, and to account for absences.
* Yes deliberate.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 1, 2023 3:11 pm

2m ago
Reconciliation will die if no vote is passed: Pearson
Tricia Rivera
Tricia Rivera

Indigenous voice to parliament yes campaigner Noel Pearson says reconciliation will die if a no vote is passed in the referendum.

“I’ve never been able to conceive of a plan B,” Mr Pearson told the voice joint committee on Monday.

“I think that if fear mongering about it resulted in a no vote, it’d be a complete tragedy for the country, I think. Because I don’t know that you could pick up the pieces after that.

“I can only foresee that a no vote would result in an ad infinitum future of protest… And that is a very depressing and horrible outcome.”

The Indigenous advocate and lawyer said the nation will “change the minute” the referendum is successfully passed.

“It’s a simple change, but it’s very profound. And I think the impact of that is going to be absolutely tectonic, it’s going to change the country, and it’s going to change the country in a good way,” he said.

“We have an opportunity to show other than other societies how you can come to terms with this, with these grievances and marginalisation and the legacy of colonialism and so on. We can deal with that. ”

Mr Pearson addressed submissions questioning the inclusion of the executive government in the referendum wording, particularly, Jesuit priest Frank Brennan’s suggestion that the voice should be able to advise executive government via ministers only.

“I detect the lack of trust in in the third institution of our Constitution, namely the High Court,” he said.

“The High Court has a role in relation to any legislation and any citizens allowed to go to court to try to test a provision and, and to test the meaning of a provision… I just don’t see it as justifying the scare campaign.”

“Reconciliation will die” I don’t see a down side.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 1, 2023 3:16 pm

The best Kennedy was the one who autopiloted himself into next week. Shame he didn’t take the Obamas and Bidens.

Tom
Tom
May 1, 2023 3:18 pm

So sad and sudden. Jock Zonfrillo has died. 46 years of age.

Not one of the utterly incurious accounts of his death I have read today devotes even a syllable to what may have killed him.

Nor is there any mention of mental health issues — the usual code if the media is covering up a suicide.

Needless to say, there are now many unexplained deaths among the comparatively young since the Kung Flu epidemic. And, needless to say, the news media has played a key role in stifling dissent about the handling of Kung Flu by the medical establishment and Big Pharma.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
May 1, 2023 3:18 pm

Reconciliation will die if no vote is passed: Pearson

As I’ve remarked before, I don’t need to be reconciled to aborigines. We’ve never done anything to piss each other off. I’ve got on fine with those I’ve met.

rosie
rosie
May 1, 2023 3:22 pm

Watched that Danish miniseries on the serial killer nurse Christiana Hansen last night.
Not much luck getting background on the case afterwards, no doubt more available to Danish speakers.
A couple of things clearly could have facilitated what might have been a 120 victim killing spree.
Absolutely no requirement to sign out dangerous drugs by nurses with apparently no auditing of what was prescribed against what was used, a universal cremation policy and an assumption that the types of Danes admitted to that particular hospital (working class) were more likely to die unexpected because smoking, drinking, poor diet.
In some ways the series was a bit slow moving in order to pad it out to four episodes but not bad, though they spend zero time on the police investigation, was all about the female whistle blower.

rosie
rosie
May 1, 2023 3:28 pm

I read the Guardian articles.
There was a welfare check requested by family, (no-one living close enough to call in themselves ?) it’s too early to know if it’s suicide or natural causes, that information may not have yet been released to the media.
There were comments about a controversial book.
Dare say cause of death will emerge in a week or so.

Alamak!
Alamak!
May 1, 2023 3:28 pm

That makes two promises if the voice gets voted down

1. no more welcomes to countries
2. no more bothering with “reconciliation” a.k.a. treaties, truthies and tithes

I’m almost convinced on the value of a No vote by the above.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
May 1, 2023 3:34 pm

I’m almost convinced on the value of a No vote by the above.

Another damned trough for Pearson and Langton to get their snouts in is several too many.

Winston Smith
May 1, 2023 3:38 pm

Cassie of Sydney:

I don’t need to remind anyone that in almost nine years of federal Coalition governments and twelve years of state Coalition governments, NOTHING was done to rein in the HRC. NOTHING.

The ratchet of the Liberal Party only goes one way Cassie. Left.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
May 1, 2023 3:40 pm

Tom,
I have never heard of the Masterchef guy before but radio report mentioned he had well known mental health issues and had talked about them. Although not quite saying it did hint might be suicide. Wife looked him up and said former heroin addict. Other accounts said he was really nice guy who got on well with everybody.

Winston Smith
May 1, 2023 3:42 pm

My question today:
Is Alamak!#%^&* another Birdstrike in progress?

rosie
rosie
May 1, 2023 3:45 pm
cohenite
May 1, 2023 3:49 pm

As I understand it Latham described the poofta sex act as being a dick up another blokes arse with shit on it.

This is not defamation. The HRC will find it offensive and Latham will have to appeal but as has happened with Bernard Gaynor an assiduous applicant before the HRC can keep matters going for years even in defiance of contrary court orders. There is no applicability of S.474.17 Of the Criminal Code because the 3 pronged criteria of menacing, harassing or offensive cannot be satisfied. Latham was accurately describing the poofta act of sex. And he only did it once.

If Latham really wants to go ballistic he should rephrase the description as being an erect penis up another man’s anus with faeces. He could also mention HIV, unscreened gay blood transfusions and then how children are being corrupted.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 1, 2023 3:50 pm

Why doesnt anyone ask any of our cement Aboriginals what the expected cost of a 4th arm of government and where it will be paid from?
Its a reasonable enough request.

cohenite
May 1, 2023 3:52 pm

Alan Moran’s climate report; some very good graphs which completely refute alarmism.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 1, 2023 3:57 pm

Yuval Noah Harari. One bloke I’d like to pummel into oblivion….and then recreate that scene from the film, Fargo.

———-

The People’s Voice:

A disturbing new analysis has revealed that the globalist elite have already murdered one billion people in cold blood since the Covid plandemic was unleashed on an unsuspecting world in January 2020.
For years now the globalist elite have been telling us about their plans to depopulate the Earth from 8 billion people to just 500 million, but most people have preferred to cover their ears and pretend nothing is awry. Unfortunately for the sheeple, the days of being able to pretend everything is OK are rapidly coming to an end.

You won’t hear about this on mainstream media. In fact, mainstream media has been enlisted to do everything they can to cover up, suppress, and bury this news.

Global Population Reduced by 1 BILLION Since 2021 – Media Blackout

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 1, 2023 3:59 pm

2. no more bothering with “reconciliation” a.k.a. treaties, truthies and tithes

I’m echoing a commenter on the Oz – all reconciliation means the indigenous, with their hands out for more.

bespoke
bespoke
May 1, 2023 4:01 pm

Abolish teachers unions. Shut down the Dept of Education & use the $$ to fund school choice + 3 armed security guards in all schools to protect children. Publish curriculum online & cameras in the classroom. Revive civic education without apology. I’ll do my part as President, but it’ll take all of us doing our part: congrats to Charter Institute in Erskine, SC on their opening this fall.

Dot
Dot
May 1, 2023 4:08 pm

DrBeauGan says:
May 1, 2023 at 9:00 am

I prefer a “cheek” cut simultaneously from both apples (and this is possible if you have a long, sharp knife) with a little more on the remainder to allow for the core. Then we can all enjoy our delicious apples* and not have to dispose of the body and clean up afterwards.

As dot correctly observes, there’s a fundamental silliness to all these puzzles, the terms are fairly dubious from the beginning. Getting them exactly fair and equal isn’t practical, and the one cut restriction isn’t remotely sensible. I’d abandon the one cut rule so as to avoid problems with the cores and the possibility that some might object to the peel.

If you make up a silly puzzle that’s far from reality, you have to put up with silly solutions.

Yeah not having a go at you Dr B, these questions can be useful to get people to think laterally, but the fact if if you ask them…well you can be a nong.

Sanity test: How do you empty a bathtub, with a teaspoon or bucket?

??? The bucket?

Haha! You’re nuts, you take the plug out?

Yes, but you asked a stupid question. What if it’s full of set concrete? Use a jackammer?

Winston Smith
May 1, 2023 4:08 pm

Lizzie:

We don’t condone anorexia. Why condone paraphilia?

Few actually give a fluttering fart about paraphilia. It’s when paraphiliacs demand concessions and resources they have no physical need of that we get annoyed.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 1, 2023 4:10 pm

Ciara Glennon’s father denounces ‘abominable’ Claremont TV drama series
Heather McNeill
By Heather McNeill
May 1, 2023 — 1.19pm

The father of Claremont serial killer victim Ciara Glennon has labelled a dramatised series on the tragedy “unnecessary” and “insensitive”.

Denis Glennon, whose 27-year-old daughter was the third young woman to vanish off the streets of Claremont in 1997, made the comments on Monday during an ABC Radio interview about his new book on grief.

“[The two-part series was] abominable, unnecessary, insensitive and served no public value at all in my view. And I’m not alone in having that view about such screenings,” he said.

The Claremont Murders aired on Seven Network over two nights in April and was spruiked as an unmissable drama event.

At times, miniseries actors repeated comments made by the grieving parents of the women word-for-word, while at other times, the storylines were fictional or only partly based on true events.

The series was created by the same team behind Catching Milat, which dramatised a spate of backpacker murders between 1989 and 1993.

The lead detective in the investigation that caught Milat, Clive Small, slammed that miniseries when it aired in 2015.

“I can tell you that quite a number of the people on the taskforce and quite a lot of other people that were associated were very upset,” he said at the time.

“And I think the show has also shown a fair deal of disrespect to the family and friends of the victims and I think that’s a bit unnecessary and upsetting.”

Claremont serial killer Bradley Robert Edwards was convicted of the murders of Ciara Glennon and Jane Rimmer in 2020, following his arrest in 2016 – two decades after the killings.

Glennon revealed that during his 25-year journey coming to terms with his daughter’s death, most journalists and media outlets were uncaring and forceful with their attempts to get information out of his family.

“They would simply camp outside my door, they would call me, they would text me,” he said.

“The other quarter of people that I dealt with in the media were empathetic, understanding, decent people, and when they interviewed, or when they wrote, they wrote with a sense of obligation to my family.”

He said he was motivated to publish his book, Pastures of Healing, to help others who had also lost a child.

“I was in a business meeting [when I learned Ciara had died]. I left the meeting to take the call, and the police very softly said, ‘Mr Glennon, we have found a body and we think it’s your daughter’. From that moment on, my world changed,” Glennon told the ABC.

“It was as if someone had suddenly pulled a trap door right out from under me and I fell into a world of hell.

“I searched and searched for books, literature, articles, anything to help me understand what was actually happening to me … I found one book written by a man who had lost a child, there were literally dozens and dozens written by women.”

He revealed how the loss of his daughter propelled him into four different types of grief: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual pain.

“You’re heartbroken, you’re lonely, you’re sad, you’ve lost control of your life,” he said, recalling how in the early weeks of grief, he would retreat to his boat.

“I just wanted some quiet, private place to try and get my head around what I was going through, and how the grief was impacting on me, and more privately to cry, because grief of this kind, it brings seismic sessions of deep crying.”

Glennon said he was at peace now with his grief, and hoped his book would help others navigate through difficult periods in their lives

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
May 1, 2023 4:10 pm

Truth Telling is now called Defamation.

So the statement by Mr Latham is true and factual, then?

A criteria (I believe we’ve inherited from the UK) in our Common Law is that truth is no defence against defamation because of the public interest test. If the public does not have a legitimate interest in the revealed information, it may be ruled defamatory even if it is factual.

That should mean we have more privacy than Americans do, but in practice the out-of-control police state can use their own personal dislike of somebody as a reasonable suspicion (i.e. lie) on a warrant application and totally get away with it – or they can be lucky enough to work for an agency that does not even require warrants to pry and poke.

Dot
Dot
May 1, 2023 4:12 pm

Winston Smith says:
May 1, 2023 at 1:31 pm

Doc Beaugan:

Elon had a puzzle only 6% of ppl can solve. It shows three kids, two apples and a long knife. The puzzle is, how can the apples be shared equally with one cut of the knife.
I’m in the 6%. But I have a nasty mind.

Me too.
Kill one of the kids with the knife.
Problem solved. But I suspect other problems are now beginning.

Who do I kill in court first?

A faithful, word-for-word recreation of one colorful day in the American court system.

State of Georgia Vs. Denver Fenton Allen | Rick and Morty | Adult Swim

Vicki
Vicki
May 1, 2023 4:17 pm

A criteria (I believe we’ve inherited from the UK) in our Common Law is that truth is no defence against defamation because of the public interest test. If the public does not have a legitimate interest in the revealed information, it may be ruled defamatory even if it is factual.

I did not know that.

calli
calli
May 1, 2023 4:17 pm

Perhaps Latham should counter sue. Greenwich’s comments to which Latham replied were considerably more defamatory. He called Latham “disgusting” and “dangerous” without even bothering to explain why. He was just disgusting and dangerous by nature.

At least Latham made it quite clear why he thought Greenwich is disgusting. It wasn’t about his personality but about his specific actions.

Which, when boiled down to those specifics, are disgusting to most people, particularly men.

Greenwich, the great victim warrior, knows this of course.

bespoke
bespoke
May 1, 2023 4:20 pm

Glennon revealed that during his 25-year journey coming to terms with his daughter’s death, most journalists and media outlets were uncaring and forceful with their attempts to get information out of his family.

calli
calli
May 1, 2023 4:22 pm

I believe the public does have an interest in the revealed information. We are forced to have an interest in it. The information is revealed so often, month after month, parade after parade, we are heartily sick of it.

Do gay men honestly believe that no one knows about their private practices? Look at me, look at meeeeee! How DARE you look at me!

shatterzzz
May 1, 2023 4:31 pm

Greenwich, the great victim warrior, knows this of course.

Greenwich is doing what nonentity politicians do … seeking relevance with luv media connivance ..

Dot
Dot
May 1, 2023 4:33 pm

Mate sent me that recent article on Liz Hurley.

She must be mainlining stem cells.

Cassie of Sydney
May 1, 2023 4:36 pm

Greenwich the cry baby going to the police over Latham’s tweet has zero, nada, nothing to do with Latham’s words, appropriate or inappropriate. It is about silencing Latham, an effective political outsider, and it is about silencing conservative voters. Greenwich knows this and he knows he has the powers that be on his side.

Alex Greenwich is a particularly sinister individual, with very, very sinister ideas and associations. He became emboldened under the Liberals, because the Liberals did a deal with him prior to the 2019 election. It was Greenwich who pushed for the scandalous 2019 abortion laws and Gladslag duly complied. After the 2019 election he was able to wield considerable power over the Gladslag/Perrottet governments.

Another own goal by the Liberals.

And now we have a situation where one politician lodges a complaint with the police over another politician’s tweet. What a joke, except is isn’t funny.

Dot
Dot
May 1, 2023 4:37 pm

menacing, harassing or offensive

offensive

Yes, it is a silly law.

Winston Smith
May 1, 2023 4:37 pm

Sancho:

firstly they made a mistake with his name
secondly they published a photo which looked 17 shades whiter than mr oropeza’s genuine complexion
almost as if they didn’t want him or his race to be identified

Perhaps they need one of those colour grids so we can check the colour for ourselves.

Dot
Dot
May 1, 2023 4:42 pm

A disturbing new analysis has revealed that the globalist elite have already murdered one billion people in cold blood since the Covid plandemic was unleashed on an unsuspecting world in January 2020.
For years now the globalist elite have been telling us about their plans to depopulate the Earth from 8 billion people to just 500 million, but most people have preferred to cover their ears and pretend nothing is awry. Unfortunately for the sheeple, the days of being able to pretend everything is OK are rapidly coming to an end.

You won’t hear about this on mainstream media. In fact, mainstream media has been enlisted to do everything they can to cover up, suppress, and bury this news.

Show us the receipts.

Cassie of Sydney
May 1, 2023 4:44 pm

From The Oz…

Sydney Independent MP Alex Greenwich has threatened to launch defamation action against NSW One Nation Leader Mark Latham for a homophobic tweet directed toward him in March.

“Enough is enough,” Mr Greenwich said in a statement on Monday.

“I’ve been openly gay in public life for 15 years and in NSW Parliament for over 10 years, and never have I experienced such a homophobic, sexualised attack that exposed me to contempt, ridicule and extreme abuse, based on my sexuality.”

The Sydney MP has given Mr Latham until May 17 to apologise and make amends before he will result in filing a defamation suit against the state One Nation leader.

Mr Greenwich said he had filed a police complaint and a complaint of homsexual vilification with the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW against Mr Latham previously.

NSW Police have confirmed they have launched an investigation into the matter.

“Officers attached to Surry Hills Police Area Command have commenced an investigation after receiving reports of online harassment directed at a 42-year-old man,” their statement said.”

Let’s remember how this imbroglio began, when Greenwich called Latham “a disgusting human being”. So, will Greenwich also apologise?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 1, 2023 4:47 pm

Nor is there any mention of mental health issues — the usual code if the media is covering up a suicide.

There is mention of a ‘welfare check’. Someone was worried.

Vicki
Vicki
May 1, 2023 4:48 pm

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity says:
May 1, 2023 at 1:36 pm
Here you go Rockdoctor:
Albo pimping himself out at Kyle Sandilands’ wedding is a disgrace

I have not listened to Mr. Sandilands” radio show. But I have viewed his demeanour on the TV show “Australian Idol”. I did not form the opinion that he was the sort of person I would want to socialise with. Snob that I am.

Be that what it is …..but the wedding guest list says a lot that confirms my prejudice”. We really do often betray our early history.

Winston Smith
May 1, 2023 4:49 pm

Cohenite:

If Latham really wants to go ballistic he should rephrase the description as being an erect penis up another man’s anus with faeces. He could also mention HIV, unscreened gay blood transfusions and then how children are being corrupted.

No reason he can’t give another health reason here – shit caught under the foreskin until it is washed out next morning – if then.
Too many health problems caused by poor hygiene practices.

Tom
Tom
May 1, 2023 4:49 pm

Global Population Reduced by 1 BILLION Since 2021 – Media Blackout

FMD. The black helicopter brigade has arrived.

This is what happens when the news media starts lying about important stuff: conspiracy theorists thrive.

Cassie of Sydney
May 1, 2023 4:50 pm

“I have not listened to Mr. Sandilands” radio show. But I have viewed his demeanour on the TV show “Australian Idol”. I did not form the opinion that he was the sort of person I would want to socialise with. Snob that I am.

Be that what it is …..but the wedding guest list says a lot that confirms my prejudice”. We really do often betray our early history.”

Agree. I find it quite depressing.

calli
calli
May 1, 2023 4:52 pm

The difference between Labor and conservative voters # gazillion…

Off at Stitch n’ Bitch today…basically all Labor voters to a woman. Horror at Elbow’s disc jockey frolics amongst the seedy, but well-heeled underworld and media tart wedding. Disgraceful! They’re criminals! What was he doing? He’s our PM for goodness’ sake!

Won’t stop them voting Labor again though. And Elbow knows it.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 1, 2023 4:55 pm

You wouldn’t say there was much dignity in the Office of PM after Waffleworth and SloMo had finished. And even so, Albo manages to diminish it.

cohenite
May 1, 2023 4:55 pm

A criteria (I believe we’ve inherited from the UK) in our Common Law is that truth is no defence against defamation because of the public interest test. If the public does not have a legitimate interest in the revealed information, it may be ruled defamatory even if it is factual.

Under the uniform defamation laws, truth alone is a complete defence. Therefore, it is not necessary for a defendant to prove that the publication related to a matter of public interest or public benefit.

Latham truthfully albeit crudely described the homosexual sex act as Mr Gormsby would say. The implication is that since Greenwich is gay he does this. There is no doubt that what Latham said otherwise satisfies the criteria for defamation which is An imputation which may tend to cause a person to be hated or despised, or cause them to be treated with contempt by their peers. But as I said the imputation is true.

Vicki
Vicki
May 1, 2023 4:56 pm

‘Constitution belongs to all of us’: Tony Abbott on the Voice – 2:14
The ‘national parliament’ is the ‘voice’ of Australians, says Tony Abbott – 5:1
6

I hope Tony’s views sway opinion. No one should doubt that Tony, like so many of us, has great affection and concern for Aboriginal Australians. He has personally spent time, as many here will know, working in Aboriginal communties.

But he understands, as many of us do, that this proposal will tear this country apart and do our indigenous Australians no real service in future years. It will only dispense power to a few.

calli
calli
May 1, 2023 5:00 pm

Cohenite, if I said you were a Nazi and you were an out and proud Nazi and constantly told everyone how out and proud you were…could you sue me successfully for saying it?

What I said might cause others to despise you, but surely they despised you already?

Vicki
Vicki
May 1, 2023 5:01 pm

There is no doubt that what Latham said otherwise satisfies the criteria for defamation which is An imputation which may tend to cause a person to be hated or despised, or cause them to be treated with contempt by their peers. But as I said the imputation is true.

Cohenite, does not one principle cancel out the other????

I have always thought what Latham said was “brutal, but technically correct”. But is this relevant?

calli
calli
May 1, 2023 5:01 pm

Oops! I’ve Godwined myself.

Replace Nazi with pineapple on pizza.

Winston Smith
May 1, 2023 5:01 pm

Dot:

She must be mainlining stem cells.

Did anyone do anything about the experiment that was mooted about growing a kilo or so of someone’s stem cells and re infusing them into their body as a treatment for burns, for instance?
I understand it built on the fact* that even a year after childbirth, the presence of foetal stem cells were still detectable in the mothers bloodstream.
*Fact/unfact – not sure.

calli
calli
May 1, 2023 5:01 pm

Or clip on ties.

LB
LB
May 1, 2023 5:03 pm

At least Latham made it quite clear why he thought Greenwich is disgusting. It wasn’t about his personality but about his specific actions.

Which, when boiled down to those specifics, are disgusting to most people, particularly men.

Looking forward to Greenwich explaining that such actions are perfectly natural and should be celebrated, not reviled.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 1, 2023 5:05 pm

Avi in the thick of it:

Hundreds of concerned ratepayers gathered at Monash Council in Melbourne to voice their opposition to the May 19 event targeted at children aged one to six.

Parents STAND UP to council & trans activists over Drag Storytime

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 1, 2023 5:06 pm

Global Population Reduced by 1 BILLION Since 2021 – Media Blackout

FMD. The black helicopter brigade has arrived.

This is what happens when the news media starts lying about important stuff: conspiracy theorists thrive.

Precisely. Exactomundo. 100%.

You cannot run with ‘Oh, you know, but he’s 30% or 50% or 70% right’ – as was suggested by quite a few here on a particular subject only two years ago – when the remainder is bright shiny clown-shoed fantasy wompus, dressed up as science because accompanying pics had pictures of people with white coats in them, along with a side dish of ‘ooooh, I bet that’s what the evil global people would do’.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 1, 2023 5:09 pm

If Latham really wants to go ballistic he should rephrase the description as being an erect penis up another man’s anus with faeces

Yes, I suppose.

If he wanted to dial it to 11, however, he could also include the phrase ‘wet docking’.

Do NOT look that up on Urban Dictionary.

cohenite
May 1, 2023 5:09 pm

Cohenite, if I said you were a Nazi and you were an out and proud Nazi and constantly told everyone how out and proud you were…could you sue me successfully for saying it?

On those facts no.

Cohenite, does not one principle cancel out the other????

No. Law is not very mathematical! The point is truth is an absolute defence to defamation.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 1, 2023 5:09 pm

An imputation which may tend to cause a person to be hated or despised, or cause them to be treated with contempt by their peers.

We just had a month of global homo hoedown sponsored by the government and a lot of mainstream businesses.
That cause any hatred or despising??

Get down off the cross Greenwich, we could use the wood.

Lysander
Lysander
May 1, 2023 5:11 pm

The only referendum I’d vote for is the one that gives us 100% unfettered free speech.

I peeves me intensely that pollies get Parliamentary Privilege to say whatever they want in the confines of the Houses but us plebs can’t say anything.

Democracy my ass.

bespoke
bespoke
May 1, 2023 5:11 pm

cohenite is Karl Ernst.

cohenite
May 1, 2023 5:13 pm

cohenite is Karl Ernst.

I’m prettier than he was.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 1, 2023 5:13 pm

Few actually give a fluttering fart about paraphilia. It’s when paraphiliacs demand concessions and resources they have no physical need of that we get annoyed.

That sounds very live and let live, Winston, which in most cases I agree with. But these mentally ill ‘disabled’ paraphiliacs do affect others, especially within their families, who have difficulties coping with their public preening in their new and ‘normalised’ personas. Norwegians made it clear that they should not held up to public acclaim for their ‘bravery’, that we are not helping them or others at all by doing this. If we do then they’ll be doing pseudo-disabled drag story hour next. It is when the paraphilia encroaches into this sort of sheer and abnormal fetishism invading the social space of the disabled that I call it out.

Plain and simple trannies are bad enough, although I’d generally say live and let live to those who simply want to emulate the other gender but keep away from claiming they have actually become that other gender. Let them get on with their dress-ups and use the disabled toilets as long as they keep away from influencing minors with their fetishistic mental states and given that the media doesn’t glamorise them. In this, I am not ‘anti-trans’ for what were once rare cases, but I definitely resist a new social definition of a ‘trans’ sex against which normality becomes a ‘cis’ sex. That’s bulltish.

calli
calli
May 1, 2023 5:15 pm

Anyone got the dirt on Bessie Love?

Muddy
Muddy
May 1, 2023 5:16 pm

the impact of that is going to be absolutely tectonic

Fact Check: TRUE.
The UEI (Urban, Elite, Indigenous) Plate will continue to grind against and force the descent of, the RDI (Remote, Disposable, Indigenous) Plate, widening and deepening the Disturbing Leadership Pathology Chasm.

  1. A non nutty lefty view on the economics of nuclear energy. https://x.com/GrayConnolly/status/1803681147303633263?t=Rc8a043AtdX87EIt_mmRGg&s=19

  2. Peter Khalil’s office in Wills. Wrong type of Egyptian. https://x.com/DrewPavlou/status/1803638552561066443?t=Q9B7JhVwk0ruASnPEVGK9Q&s=19

  3. I think the Australian mattress market tends to be a bit shonky, there are endless ‘sales’ 50% off, 60% off,…

1.5K
0
Oh, you think that, do you? Care to put it on record?x
()
x