Open Thread- Weekend 6 May 2023


In the Crimea. After a Rain, Fyodor Vasilyev, 1873

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Boambee John
Boambee John
May 7, 2023 7:58 pm

Moving away from the fashion parade, below is a brief summary of changes underway in the USMC.

Q4: What are the key concepts under FD?

A4: The changes designated by FD are designed to support key concepts, which will be integral to the future of warfare. The Marine Corps is preparing to contend with its adversaries in a mature precision strike regime (MPSR) and will respond with littoral operations in a contested environment (LOCE) to gain maritime advantage and control by using organic mobility. Marines will be able to operate from small bases under the concept of expeditionary advanced base operations (EABO) in low signature maneuvers through stand-in forces (SIF) without being detected in an enemy’s weapons engagement zone (WEZ). Marines will support the Navy’s concept of distributed maritime operations (DMO) by dispersing in small land and sea formations, operating for extended periods with limited outside support.

Future Marines will not only be lethal, but they will excel as a reconnaissance and counter reconnaissance (RXR) force by both sensing critical information to initiate decisive action and denying the enemy’s ability to sense. In the Indo-Pacific scenario, Marines will be positioned along the First Island Chain and deter China from accessing the high seas by imposing high economic and strategic costs.

Putting aside the proposal for a single Australian armoured brigade, the references to littoral operations and long range missiles have echoes in the DSR proposals for the Army.

Jorge
Jorge
May 7, 2023 8:00 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:
May 7, 2023 at 5:13 pm

Thanks, Lizzie. Careful up that ladder.

The Poet Laureate must walk a tricky path. Andrew Motion managed that part of it well, I thought.

Caught a bit of Compass tonight. It was devoted to the late Australian poet, Robert (Bob) Adamson and the final bedridden months of his life and death in December, 2022. Alcoholic, drug addict, petty criminal, he managed to find a woman who helped him get off the grog so that his last 35 years were much happier. I remember his feud with Les Murray and what a vicious and unpleasant affair it was. Quadrant was a lifesaver.

Coronation poems give off an odour of tameness in comparison.

will
will
May 7, 2023 8:01 pm

callisays:
May 7, 2023 at 7:46 pm
I’ve got far more interesting things to do with my time.

What did you do?

I think he smokes cigars

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 7, 2023 8:04 pm

Yeah, it doesn’t specifically say that it was a Women Only Crew,
but …

So it wasn’t a all women crew, as you specified. Well done

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
May 7, 2023 8:04 pm

I have a suggestion for Elon, and possibly Dover.

Divide the site into four levels.
Tier one: facts and coherent arguments.
Tier two: opinions.
Tier three: gossip. (The reviews of the coronation go here.)
Tier four: abuse.

Any post containing a mixture is classified by the lowest tier content.

I’m sure Elon could get an AI to do the classification.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 7, 2023 8:05 pm

to watch or not to watch

i make no judgement either way

except it is an open forum which implies one can discuss ladies fashion if one so desires

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 7, 2023 8:07 pm

Divide the site into four levels.
Tier one: facts and coherent arguments.
Tier two: opinions.
Tier three: gossip. (The reviews of the coronation go here.)
Tier four: abuse.

f*ck off

you can file that under facts and coherent argument

will
will
May 7, 2023 8:08 pm

the transcendent surely doesn’t go anywhere near Chaz. And all the ritual is about feelz and has bugger all to do with the core of Western Civilisation.

no, actually ritual is very important in human society, and the inspiration of soaring cathedrals is integral to civilisation.

calli
calli
May 7, 2023 8:08 pm

I watched and worked. Multi-tasking.

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 7, 2023 8:10 pm

Don’t laugh kind reader as you peruse this article from the Daily Telegraph:

The Liberals will pump new blood into their shadow ministry in a bid to hit gender parity, with several new MPs to get called-up to round-out a frontbench frequently criticised for its lack of women members during the state election.

The Telegraph understands new Vaucluse MP Kellie Sloane, who was elected for the first time in March, will get called into the ministry immediately, while Upper House MP Scott Farlow is also likely to get his first portfolio.

A vote to change rules to allow Upper House MPs to be deputy leader of the party – which would mean senior Liberal Natalie Ward would get the role – will also be held when members meet on Monday.

It’s understood a vote on overhauling the rules – which would require two thirds of the party to support it – will come down to the wire, with multiple sources saying there were MPs split across right and left factions who were unlikely to vote for the move.

The vote is shaping as the first major challenge of new Opposition leader Mark Speakman’s leadership, given he supports the move.

Despite pushing for more positions on the frontbench given their relatively strong election showing, the Nationals are likely to have eight MPs in the shadow ministry, the same number as was in Dominic Perrottet’s last ministry.

It’s understood the Nationals will retain portfolios in gaming, racing, agriculture, Crown Lands, water, emergency services, and flood recovery, with ministers from the former government set to return, although there may be some changes between who holds what portfolio.

NSW Parliament returns this week for the first time in more than four months, with parliament last sitting for a one-off day on December 21.

Labor will use the first week to move through a raft of legislation it campaigned on.

Top of their list will be enshrining Sydney Water and Hunter Water in the constitution, meaning the move would have to be unwound if a government was to sell-off the assets in the future.

Labor will also move legislation to ban rental bidding, and will force landlords and real estate agents to inform all rental applicants when a higher offer of rent is made on a property, while the party will move to ban donations from clubs to political parties.

Premier Chris Minns said privatisation of state assets would “end this week”.

“Before the election I made a commitment to protect Sydney Water in the Constitution. This week my government delivers on that promise,” he said.

“We’ve seen what 12 years of privatisation of (the) electricity network, ports and toll roads has done – it’s led to people having to pay higher prices to pay for services they use to own.”

Muddy
Muddy
May 7, 2023 8:11 pm

Perhaps if Grant’s grandfather was arrested, it could have been a charge of public nuisance/disturbing the peace/public intoxication, part of which may have constituted verbal aggression utilising indigenous words (if they were still known by the man at that time)?

Just musing.
Carry on.

Sooo, there’s a coronation coming up?

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 7, 2023 8:12 pm

Second part:

The NSW Coalition has revealed the core of its first rejigged frontbench after losing government, with the major portfolio of health to be covered by former Treasurer Matt Kean, while Liberal MP Natalie Ward will take on transport.

Liberal leader Mark Speakman and Nationals leader Paul Toole announced on Wednesday the first senior shadow ministry positions, with five Liberals and three Nationals, despite the latter party’s push for more.

It’s understood former Premier Dominic Perrottet didn’t want a place on the frontbench, with experienced campaigners from the last government forming the core of the new shadow ministry.

Mr Toole will balance leading the Nationals, who only lost one seat in the election, with duties as shadow police and regional NSW minister.

Deputy Nationals leader Bronnie Taylor will be shadow minister for regional health, trade, and seniors.

Fellow Upper House MP Damien Tudehope picks up the role as shadow Treasurer, while National Sarah Mitchell retains education and will be shadow minister for western NSW.

Former Sports Minister Alister Henskens will be the shadow attorney general.

Opposition leader Mr Speakman said his colleagues would be tasked with ensuring Labor doesn’t bow to “the demands of union bosses”.

“We will continue to fight for NSW families and businesses, to ensure they have the economic settings and support to succeed and prosper, and weather the current cost-of-living challenges,” Mr Speakman said.

“We will make sure that the Labor Government is held to account and doesn’t compromise our economic security to satisfy the demands of union bosses.”

Mr Toole said the frontbench was experienced.

“Our shadow ministers have the experience to deliver the ideas for a strong economy and job creation and support world-class health, education and transport,” he said.

The final shadow ministry may not be known until as late as Monday, a day before the new government is set to sit for the first time.

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 7, 2023 8:13 pm

Tan Grant is lying. The end.

Makka
Makka
May 7, 2023 8:15 pm

JC, I only accuse you of lying. Because it’s so easy for me and everyone to see and I know it’s your go-to when you know you are exposed as wrong. I can’t be out of my depth when I so easily prove an “expert” like you wrong on finance and economics. Repeatedly. Lol.

Rabz
May 7, 2023 8:15 pm

“We’ve seen what 12 years of privatisation of (the) electricity network, ports and toll roads has done – it’s led to people having to pay higher prices to pay for services they use to own.”

“used to own”, you illiterate j’ismist knobheads.

FFS. 😡

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
May 7, 2023 8:15 pm

no, actually ritual is very important in human society,

The more primitive the society, the more taboos and rituals.

Note how the decline of the West is accompanied by ever more taboos. An increasing list of things you can’t say. And note the ritual things you have to say to demonstrate acceptability.

calli
calli
May 7, 2023 8:16 pm

Any post containing a mixture is classified by the lowest tier content.

That would be your comment at 7:37 then. It was a mixture of fact, opinion, feelz and some argument. With a touch of abuse.

As this comment falls neatly into the “fact” category, it would fall into the top tier.

And that, sir, is my cogent argument.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 7, 2023 8:19 pm

Sooo, there’s a coronation coming up?

Apparently. From what I can work out, it’s something to do with Kerri-Ann Kennerley.

Rabz
May 7, 2023 8:20 pm

a mixture of fact, opinionion, feelz and some argument, with a touch of abusé

Which would be about 91.3% of the comments posted on this blogue, sweetie. 🙂

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 7, 2023 8:22 pm

Don’t laugh kind reader as you peruse this article from the Daily Telegraph:

The Liberals will pump new blood into their shadow ministry in a bid to hit gender parity

BB – don’t throw such impossible challenges in front of us! Hahahahahaha!
Please, please tell me how many trannies they’re promoting to the front bench.

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 7, 2023 8:22 pm

I will permit laughter here however:

ABC viewers were threatening to change the channel during the network’s Corornation coverage due to a panel discussion about King Charles and the monarchy.

The one hour-long program titled: ‘The Coronation: A discussion about the Monarchy in 2023’ focused on the relevance of the monarch to Australia, with the host of ABC’s Q+A, Stan Grant noting that British invasion in 1788 was the start of suffering for indigenous people.

The feature, which was aired on Saturday ahead of the formal ceremony, proved so polarising that it caused the journalist’s name to trend online during the episode.

“The Crown is not above politics to us, because the symbol of that Crown was, it represented the invasion, the theft of land, and in our case, the exterminating war which next year will mark 200 years,” Grant said.

“In the name of that Crown, martial law was declared on my people, Wurundjeri people, next year marking 200 years is the declaration of martial law.

“A war reported at the time as an exterminating war … We need to understand what this represents.”

Grant said that because of Australia’s history with British invasion, indigenous Australians would also view the Coronation as a continuation of the damage created by colonialism.

“It (the ceremony) holds weight for First Nations people, because that Crown put a weight on us, and we are still dealing with that,” he said.

The program also discussed whether Australia should become a republic, with head of the Australian Republic Movement, Craig Foster who exposed his support for a future referendum which would remove King Charles as the Head of State.

“It doesn’t represent us culturally, it doesn’t work for us, it doesn’t work for us internationally, so many of our dutiful international multicultural communities have suffered under this exact colonisation process and the like, and feel deeply uncomfortable as well,” he said.

“We also have a right to envision a better future, where Australians actually own our own country, and we see this conversation a lot.”

On Twitter, viewers questioned whether the historical event was the right time to initiate discussions around Australia becoming a republic, with some threatening to change channels.

“Didn’t tune in for coverage of coronation to listen to Stan Grant and Co. to go on a pro Republic rant,” wrote one Twitter user.

“Started watching the @abcnews coverage of the Coronation. They’ve spent ages with Nova Peris and Stan Grant rambling about colonialism and racism. Had to switch to @9NewsAUS

coverage. A bit of that Republic nonsense, but much better,” another user tweeted.

Others shared their appreciation of the coverage, and the range of opinions shared during the Coronation.

“Holy sh*t this was not what I was expecting from the ABC coronation coverage – Stan Grant and Craig Foster absolutely going OFF on the monarchy and the Empire and its legacy of genocide and pain,” wrote one Twitter user.

“It was impressive and grown up discussion, something we don’t get enough of from the media. I’m very impressed even though as a commentator Stan generally annoys me,” wrote another.

“Stan grant is ripping into the crown, and it is amazing,” another user tweeted.

In the aftermath of Queen Elizabeth’s death, Grant was vocal in his anger towards the ABC’s rolling coverage of the monarch’s reign, and said he felt “betrayed” by his employer.

“When the Queen died I didn’t anticipate the response that I would have, which was a visceral anger. How dare you? How dare the Queen just die and this country go into mourning?” he told Patricia Karvelas on ABC Radio National.

“And I felt in my own organisation, I’m very honest about this in the book, a sense of betrayal, because the ABC, everyone donned black suits, everyone took on a referential [sic] tone, we know that the Prime Minister on down were saying, ‘This is not the time to talk about empire and colonisation, this is not the time to talk about the republic.’”

On Saturday morning, the day of the coronation, Grant also penned a brutal protest against celebrating the event.

“Dare not think about this too much. Because then this illusion shatters. We would have to think of the coronation regalia and the crown of stolen jewels,” he wrote.

“To take this coronation seriously would be to try to make sense of an Australian prime minister pledging his allegiance to a Crown that tried to exterminate my people.”

FMD

Muddy
Muddy
May 7, 2023 8:25 pm

Rabz says:
May 7, 2023 at 8:06 pm

The best years of our lives,
The hope of it survives…

Noice. Funky tune.

calli
calli
May 7, 2023 8:27 pm

That was my point Rabz. We’re all a mixture of this and that. Bald fact is as dull as ditchwater.

Fact. Opinion. Reason for opinion (argument). 😀

Rabz
May 7, 2023 8:27 pm

Sooo, there’s a concentration camp coming up?

Yep, in Qwueenthland, at a location colloquially known as “das WellKampf” 😕

Frank
Frank
May 7, 2023 8:27 pm

Abüse, more hardcore and primitive in a slightly germanic way.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
May 7, 2023 8:27 pm

As this comment falls neatly into the “fact” category, it would fall into the top tier.

I hope Dover doesn’t hire you to do the classification. 🙂

I don’t think calling the royal family airheads counts as abuse. Statement of fact, I’d have said. Likewise the comments on the (mostly) women with a preoccupation with the clothes worn by the participants. Airheads is kind and helpful, and suggests there might be more important things in the world to think about. A sort of friendly nudge in the direction of sanity.

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 7, 2023 8:31 pm

…while the party will move to ban donations from clubs to political parties.

Look at this site and look at the second last PDF file from 2021-22. And once you open the file, can you tell me please the 9th donor down the list is?

Muddy
Muddy
May 7, 2023 8:34 pm

From what I can work out, it’s something to do with Kerri-Ann Kennerley.

Not Ann-Marie Biggar, Aggro’s former sidekick?
Pffft, I’ll give it a miss then.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 7, 2023 8:35 pm

Stan Grant noting that British invasion in 1788 was the start of suffering for indigenous people.

Life before 1788 was just Utopia, wasn’t it? No infanticide or cannibalism?

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
May 7, 2023 8:39 pm

Stan Grant noting that British invasion in 1788 was the start of suffering for indigenous people.

It was the start of improving the quality of their lives, getting them to the point where some at least could get good money by whingeing on the telly.

Robert Sewell
May 7, 2023 8:41 pm

sfw:

I just sold an old ‘Super Axe’ splitter, done a lot of hours but still worked well. Sold it too cheap, I put $3500 on it and it was gone in 3 minutes. Should’ve done more research I guess. The bloke that bought it told me there’s a 12 month waiting list for them.

Price list for Superaxe log splitters. I think you’re right you may have let it go too cheap.
What model did you have?
https://www.superaxe.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/AU-Superaxe-Price-List-DECEMBER-20226.pdf

Rabz
May 7, 2023 8:44 pm

A friendly nudge in the direction of sanity

LOL, BeauGs – a cluebat might be more usefully administered, but they still wouldn’t “feelz” it.

Womanages. 😕

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
May 7, 2023 8:46 pm

Read a book.

I also, as Will suggested, smoked a cigar.

I can do multitasking too.

Johnny Rotten
May 7, 2023 8:49 pm

Robert Sewellsays:
May 7, 2023 at 8:41 pm
sfw:

I just sold an old ‘Super Axe’ splitter, done a lot of hours but still worked well. Sold it too cheap, I put $3500 on it and it was gone in 3 minutes. Should’ve done more research I guess. The bloke that bought it told me there’s a 12 month waiting list for them.

Price list for Superaxe log splitters. I think you’re right you may have let it go too cheap.
What model did you have?
https://www.superaxe.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/AU-Superaxe-Price-List-DECEMBER-20226.pdf

If someone uses it on Desperate Dan’s neck then that is money well spent. Where do I send my donation?.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 7, 2023 8:50 pm

Someone please ask sTan about whistlecocking.
I’ll wait.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
May 7, 2023 8:50 pm

Womanages

More evidence that giving them the vote was a really, really bad idea.

They’re lovely, of course, and we couldn’t do without them, but letting them try to be men was a looong step in the wrong direction.

cohenite
May 7, 2023 8:55 pm

Stan Grant noting that British invasion in 1788 was the start of suffering for indigenous people.

Life before 1788 was just Utopia, wasn’t it? No infanticide or cannibalism?

A good description on one aspect of 3rd nations life during the halcyon days, namely infanticide:

Life and Death in Pre-Contact Aboriginal Australia

When the huge number of babies killed are included the average lifespan of the 3rd nations was barely out of the teens.

Crossie
Crossie
May 7, 2023 8:56 pm

Comments were occasionally ribald and very funny but I suspect there are some secret Womens’ Weekly readers amongst the hard men; far too much inside knowledge.

If the women of the household leave the Women’s Weekly issues on a coffee table even hard men are free to leaf through them. Nothing wrong with that.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 7, 2023 8:57 pm

Now let me see.
sTan married to an indig Karla, leaves her for non indig Tracy after having a scandalous affair.
The colonisers caused this natch.

Crossie
Crossie
May 7, 2023 9:00 pm

A good description on one aspect of 3rd nations life during the halcyon days, namely infanticide:
Life and Death in Pre-Contact Aboriginal Australia
When the huge number of babies killed are included the average lifespan of the 3rd nations was barely out of the teens.

Brings to mind Lord Of The Flies.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 7, 2023 9:00 pm

Someone please ask sTan about whistlecocking.
I’ll wait.

Someone please ask sTan about the custom of the Kimberly indigenous, of breaking the legs of the young girls for having sex with someone from the wrong totem, thus condemning them to die. I’ll wait.

rosie
rosie
May 7, 2023 9:01 pm

I didn’t spend three hours watching the Coronation, and I didn’t spend three hours on the internet whinging about people discussing the Coronation.

Johnny Rotten
May 7, 2023 9:01 pm

DrBeauGansays:
May 7, 2023 at 8:39 pm
Stan Grant noting that British invasion in 1788 was the start of suffering for indigenous people.

It was the start of improving the quality of their lives, getting them to the point where some at least could get good money by whingeing on the telly.

Please let Stan Grunt know that the High Court of Australia has already declared that there was no Invasion. The people that came here in those Big Ships in 1788 were Settlers. Just like those black fellas all those many years ago before the white fellas got here.

Robert Sewell
May 7, 2023 9:02 pm

Bruce O’Nuke:

Ugh, her brother just turned up. He ate my thumb. I’m trying not to bleed on my keyboard.
Ouch.

That looks nasty. Are you aware that wombats carry rabies?

bespoke
bespoke
May 7, 2023 9:04 pm

I didn’t spend three hours watching the Coronation, and I didn’t spend three hours on the internet whinging about people discussing the Coronation.

Nor did I.

Robert Sewell
May 7, 2023 9:05 pm

Bruce O:Nuke:
That white pus coming out of the wound looks rather dodgy. Are you sure the wombat isn’t doing rabies things? We have a vaccine for that disease these days.

Johnny Rotten
May 7, 2023 9:06 pm

rosiesays:
May 7, 2023 at 9:01 pm
I didn’t spend three hours watching the Coronation, and I didn’t spend three hours on the internet whinging about people discussing the Coronation.

So what were you whinging (moaning) about then? Anything somewhat important like the political situation in southern siberia?

Muddy
Muddy
May 7, 2023 9:06 pm

Which fictional character would do a better job of leading the Festering (Liberal) Zombie Party of Australia, at either state or federal level? (Please restrict your response to no more than 1,500 fictional characters).

I nominate Darth Vader.

Crossie
Crossie
May 7, 2023 9:06 pm

ABC viewers were threatening to change the channel during the network’s Corornation coverage due to a panel discussion about King Charles and the monarchy.

Just threatening? Not serious enough to actually do so.

Rabz
May 7, 2023 9:07 pm

So, Bozo and Sludge blunder into a Chapel in Harlem and they discover something that is mighty close to what they might just have been looking for … 🙂

Robert Sewell
May 7, 2023 9:08 pm

Bruce O’Nuke:
Before the vaccine was made by Pasteur, wombat bites caused many, many rabies deaths in France.
Are you sure the wombat isn’t doing crazy rabies things?
You should check it out.

Indolent
Indolent
May 7, 2023 9:08 pm

I seriously doubt that it’s the children who trans-identify. It’s their brainwashed and/or attention seeking parents.

Study: ‘Transgender’ Youth Prescribed MORE Psychotropic Drugs After ‘Gender-Affirming Care,’ Not Less

Indolent
Indolent
May 7, 2023 9:10 pm
Boambee John
Boambee John
May 7, 2023 9:11 pm

Farmer Gezsays:
May 7, 2023 at 8:57 pm
Now let me see.
sTan married to an indig Karla, leaves her for non indig Tracy after having a scandalous affair.
The colonisers caused this natch.

Which of sTan’s ancestors were indigenous? Which of his ancestors were oppressing which other of his ancestors? Would sTan even exist without colonisation?

Robert Sewell
May 7, 2023 9:11 pm

Bruce O’Nuke:
Has it stopped bleeding yet?
The wombat bite, I mean.
Take the tape off your camera so we can keep an eye on you for the next half hour or so.
But first put some pants on. You’ve been watching too much HBBear. (It can be embarrassing when you get caught out like that. Ask someone who knows – me.)

Robert Sewell
May 7, 2023 9:16 pm

Bruce O’Nuke.
Oh.
Savlon.
I knew that.
One can tell.

Indolent
Indolent
May 7, 2023 9:18 pm
thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 7, 2023 9:19 pm

While King Charlie was being enthroned I killed the pig fishing last night.

Started and finished losing some big fish though.
Ist one took me 5 minutes or more to get up. Huge pink snapper, 1 got a look just before a bastard shark dragged it off the hook.
End of the night another decent fight before a big grab and drag. Bastard shark again I’m sure but I didn’t get a look.

2sets of gang hooks straightened out.
1 bay of mulies for over 25kg of snapper.
I had to wheelbarrow them back in.

Indolent
Indolent
May 7, 2023 9:20 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 7, 2023 9:21 pm

Winston, my thumb hurts. I liked when Dettol had a creme in a tube, but they stopped selling it. I was sad. In my business this stuff is important.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 7, 2023 9:22 pm

Rabzsays:

May 7, 2023 at 8:20 pm

a mixture of fact, opinionion, feelz and some argument, with a touch of abusé

Which would be about 91.3% of the comments posted on this blogue, sweetie. ?

sancho

proudly helping keep the benchmark above 90 pussent since 2021

flyingduk
flyingduk
May 7, 2023 9:23 pm

I was in the MFB for 22+ years, women started to enter in the last 15 years of my service, I never met one, not one who was physically up to the demands of the job. Sure they were young and extremely fit, but strength? Nope, being capable for a job is no longer a criteria for employment. If you can tick diversity boxes you’re in!

I did over 20y as a volunteer for the CFS (till the labelled me a ‘reputational risk’ after my Canberra arrest – no presumption of innocence there!) and would note that there is a world of difference between ‘community firefighting’ like the CFS or CFA, where you rely on who you can get, and professionals like the MFS, MFB etc.

In the CFS, only 1/3 of our calls were fires (1/3 were trees and 1/3 road crashes) and of the fires, most were ‘outside fires’ like grass fires which were initially attacked from the back of a truck. We were open to female members and had a couple (both of whom were truck drivers), but tbh the vast majority of your volunteers are middle aged men, the women don’t tend to apply. We would have been happy to have them if they applied, but 90% of your recruits were male.

The real need for strength comes in ‘inside firefighting’ where you need to drag a heavy hose into a building whilst wearing 20+ kg of PPE and breathing apparatus, AND be able to drag a 100+kg unconscious casualty out. I did the ‘breathing apparatus’ training, but gave it away at 50 as too physically hard for me. I agree that few females would have the strength for that.

Robert Sewell
May 7, 2023 9:23 pm

Cassie Of Sydney:

There are some good ones. For formal clothes, I like (and buy) Zimmerman, Scanlan and Theodore, Perri Cutten, Carla Zampatti, Bianca Spender and Anthea Crawford. For less formal, I like Saba, Sportscraft, Trenery and some Country Road.

I know how you feel on matters sartorial. I still have my double breasted suit from Lowes 40 years ago. It still fits quite well – well nothing that a little letting out won’t fix. The problem is there are a couple of cigar burns in it but I’m sure a good tailor will be able to find a close match for the material.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 7, 2023 9:24 pm

Take the tape off your camera so we can keep an eye on you for the next half hour or so.

It’s actual duct tape, Winston. Fun you noticed. 😀

I’m not paranoid, not at all. Really.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 7, 2023 9:25 pm

Listened to whole RFK Jr interview on the All In podcast.
Long form interviews with inquisitive, intelligent people is not his natural habitat.

Rabz
May 7, 2023 9:26 pm

Hey, Miss Personage

If you see me striding through Central in some black stoves and a Soviet Grey Levi’s jacket, then at least flash me a wistful glance, I asks ya … 😕

cohenite
May 7, 2023 9:26 pm

PML talking to wastes of space, michael kroger and pip pipper senator jimmy paterson; both are cucks, have spines of jelly and no mention was made of Moira.

Robert Sewell
May 7, 2023 9:30 pm

Tinta:

The problem for Ms Bishop is she actually still thinks she’s 36 instead of 66 — such delusion is the path of embarrassment – blue jacket and no pants what?

DO NOT WANT TO KNOW.

cohenite
May 7, 2023 9:30 pm

Oops; spoke too soon; PML couldn’t ask jimmy about Moira (who knows why) but kroger justifies sacking of Moira because jug-ears sacked many more people. And says jelly back kroger proscuitto is a very fine, good person. WTF is kroger ever on; he is full of bullshit.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 7, 2023 9:30 pm

Finished the Mandalorian.
Jon Favreau read or watched some Warhammer.
He liked the Grey Knights.
The Mandalorians are the Grey Knights in the Disneyfied Star Wars universe.
So derivative.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 7, 2023 9:32 pm

feelthebernsays:

May 7, 2023 at 9:25 pm

Listened to whole RFK Jr interview on the All In podcast.
Long form interviews with inquisitive, intelligent people is not his natural habitat.

its the kennedy gene

they prefer a well vetted fawning audience

and chicks who can get out of a submerged car unassisted

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 7, 2023 9:34 pm

kroger and his kronies are the problem

Robert Sewell
May 7, 2023 9:34 pm

Makka:
This is why you should take screenshots of JCs and your comments, and especially context.
It’s called insurance. He pulls this shit all the time.

JC
JC
May 7, 2023 9:42 pm

What “shit does he pull”, Turtlehead, you disgusting slimeball?

The current view by lots of folks here is you, continuing to become more extreme by the day, to the point where it would no longer surprise anyone that your insane rants will have you followed by intel agencies. You insane creep.

Razey
Razey
May 7, 2023 9:46 pm

Take the narrow path. There is a highway to hell, and only a stairway to heaven.

JC
JC
May 7, 2023 9:46 pm

Here you go, turtlehead. Show us exactly where I’ve lied about anything I’ve said in replying to makka.

Go!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 7, 2023 9:51 pm

it would no longer surprise anyone that your insane rants will have you followed by intel agencies.

confirmed

we are watching from kent st deakin

Entropy
Entropy
May 7, 2023 9:53 pm

Sigh

Rabz
May 7, 2023 9:58 pm

kroges and his kronies are the problem

Twenty four years of magnificent unparalleled failure.

Grate work, knobheads!

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 7, 2023 10:04 pm

Which fictional character would do a better job of leading the Festering (Liberal) Zombie Party of Australia, at either state or federal level?

Frank Grimes. At least knew the value of nuclear power. (HT Simpsons)

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 7, 2023 10:06 pm

Wait a minute baby
Stay with me awhile
Said you’d give me life
But you never told me about the fire

I could watch Stevie Nicks stand on stage, and recite the penalties for overloading, under the Road Traffic Act.

flyingduk
flyingduk
May 7, 2023 10:07 pm

From Michael Smith: 2 motorcycle cops chase e-scooter rider off the road and pursue him down a bike path.

https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2023/05/what-a-bloody-idiot.html

My question….. to commit a crime, you have to have a victim – who was the victim here? (no, don’t say it was the person who *might* have got hurt later – I am asking what crime he had committed at the time those 2 police decided it was in the public interest to chase him off the road and then ride their heavy motorcycles down a bikeway in pursuit) – he might have been reckless in putting himself at risk, but unless you can tell me who he had *already* hurt (not including himself), at best this was pre-policing of a *future* crime.

Is that really a road we want to go down?

Mark from Melbourne
Mark from Melbourne
May 7, 2023 10:10 pm

Which fictional character would do a better job of leading the Festering (Liberal) Zombie Party of Australia, at either state or federal level?

Any.

Muddy
Muddy
May 7, 2023 10:14 pm

Foxweiser.’
Ha!
[From a recent Megyn Kelly podcast].

JC
JC
May 7, 2023 10:15 pm

My question….. to commit a crime, you have to have a victim – who was the victim here?

How about a speeding violation which is breaking the law. There’s no victim and yet it’s a crime. How about insider trading laws. Where’s the victim? These are just two examples of no victim being singled out.

More:

Prostitution
Assisted suicide
Recreational drug use
Drug possession
Gambling
Public drunkenness
Possession of contraband
*Public nudity
Homelessness

*public nudity. Would be questionable if the offender is an obese slob. Anyone seeing him or her would be an obvious victim.

Alamak!
Alamak!
May 7, 2023 10:20 pm

Which fictional character would do a better job of leading the Festering (Liberal) Zombie Party of Australia, at either state or federal level?

Harry Potter, since he beat Voldemort which is a good start.

Muddy
Muddy
May 7, 2023 10:27 pm

I never got into Harry Potter.

I was thinking maybe Ted Bullpit could do a decent job. Or maybe Neville.

flyingduk
flyingduk
May 7, 2023 10:34 pm

How about a speeding violation which is breaking the law. There’s no victim and yet it’s a crime. How about insider trading laws. Where’s the victim? These are just two examples of no victim being singled out.

My point is that speeding *cannot* be a crime unless there is a victim – it might be deemed ‘illegal’ by our wise rulers, but if there is no victim, there can be no crime. I agree it likely puts other road users at increased risk, but *unless* said behaviour actually causes injury or loss to some one else, policing it in advance of some hypothetical future crash constitutes policing of an as yet un committed crime.

If we accept the premise that its OK to punish the ‘offender’ *before* he commits the crime, we set a dangerous precedent. By the same reasoning I could have you thrown in jail now, on the premise that you might steal my car at some future time.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
May 7, 2023 10:34 pm

Which fictional character would do a better job of leading the Festering (Liberal) Zombie Party of Australia, at either state or federal level?
A Mark Anthony figure with a LDP banner, giving it a bit of “I come to bury the Stupid F*cking Liberals, not apologize for them…”

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 7, 2023 10:37 pm

It’s me, test

Johnny Rotten
May 7, 2023 10:39 pm
Black Ball
Black Ball
May 7, 2023 10:41 pm

Which fictional character would do a better job of leading the Festering (Liberal) Zombie Party of Australia, at either state or federal level?

Fictional character is Dylan Mulvaney.
Up yours, I win the interwebs

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 7, 2023 10:42 pm

Although John Pesutto is a very close second. Fictional enough to be non existent.

JC
JC
May 7, 2023 10:49 pm

If we accept the premise that its OK to punish the ‘offender’ *before* he commits the crime, we set a dangerous precedent. By the same reasoning I could have you thrown in jail now, on the premise that you might steal my car at some future time.

Speeding is a crime. There used to be criminal sanctions against the possibility of future crime. It was called consorting.

cohenite
May 7, 2023 10:52 pm

My point is that speeding *cannot* be a crime unless there is a victim – it might be deemed ‘illegal’ by our wise rulers, but if there is no victim, there can be no crime.

There are a lot of ways of showing this is wrong. Take standards. Masturbating in public harms no one except in terms of prevailing standards and principles so why should it be an offence. The issue can graduate to profound philosophical positions such as abortion. If you believe life begins at conception then there is a victim; if you don’t then there is none. Speeding is inherently reckless and if behaviour has a social benefit component then speeding as a bad example creates many victims simply by the example it sets.

Digger
Digger
May 7, 2023 10:56 pm

I seriously doubt that it’s the children who trans-identify. It’s their brainwashed and/or attention seeking parents.

The same ego driven moronic parents who believe spelling their child’s name in a unique manner like ‘Robeyne’ or similar somehow makes them superior.

Absolutely no thought for the suffering child who has to spell their Christian name a million times in their lifetime…

flyingduk
flyingduk
May 7, 2023 11:06 pm

Speeding is inherently reckless and if behaviour has a social benefit component then speeding as a bad example creates many victims simply by the example it sets.

OK – if speeding ‘creates many victims’ … name just one, it should be easy – no, not a victim who was created by a *crash* whilst speeding, name one who was made a victim solely by the act of some one else’s speeding, because speed enforcement criminalises speeding, not an accident that occurred whilst speeding.

flyingduk
flyingduk
May 7, 2023 11:10 pm

Speeding is a crime. There used to be criminal sanctions against the possibility of future crime. It was called consorting.

Stating that ‘speeding is a crime’ does not make it so. Please explain how we can have a crime without having a victim.

Perth Trader
Perth Trader
May 7, 2023 11:23 pm

New South Wales, Western Australia, Queensland, the Northern Territory, and yes, even nanny-state Victoria, each had large sections of rural roads and interstate highways without posted speed restrictions.

Many of these were prima facie conditions, meaning drivers could still be pinged by police for excessive speed if they didn’t ‘drive to the conditions’. To my understanding NT still has a section of the Stuart Hwy with open speed limit. Is it a crime?….it helps balance state budgets and lowers accidents to lower insurance companies paying out .

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 7, 2023 11:24 pm

is speeding a crime

prolly not if you are in your conveyance and it is governed by maritime law

unless you have no standing

JC
JC
May 7, 2023 11:25 pm

Stating that ‘speeding is a crime’ does not make it so. Please explain how we can have a crime without having a victim.

Duk, actually I don’t have to play to your rule of naming a victim as I don’t need to. Society, and not just the state, considers speeding to be a crime. The fact there’s no victim is meaningless. The law against speeding is in fact an attempt to prevent victims through sanctions.

Perth Trader
Perth Trader
May 7, 2023 11:25 pm

Country road speed limits were introduced in the early seventies in most states.

Perth Trader
Perth Trader
May 7, 2023 11:29 pm

At one time not so long ago it was a ‘crime’ to leave your house not wearing a face mask….

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 7, 2023 11:29 pm

cronkite at 1052

good essplanation

Perth Trader
Perth Trader
May 7, 2023 11:39 pm

To be fair ….’there is a difference between a CRIME and a OFFENCE’….speeding is a offence or a violation of a law.

JC
JC
May 7, 2023 11:41 pm

Sanchez

FFS, can you start capitalizing your statements and sentences, as we already have an eggnog doing that. It’s so unnecessary and really annoying.

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 7, 2023 11:43 pm

At one time not so long ago it was a ‘crime’ to leave your house not wearing a face mask….

Aye, a throwback to the Olde Days

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 7, 2023 11:43 pm

JCsays:

May 7, 2023 at 11:41 pm

Sanchez

FFS, can you start capitalizing your statements and sentences, as we already have an eggnog doing that. It’s so unnecessary and really annoying.

ok

the man from remington is coming to fix my shift key tomorrow

it might take a while

sorry

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 7, 2023 11:44 pm

I will attest speeding isn’t a crime, more accurately known as revenue raising.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 7, 2023 11:45 pm

is not punctuating and not capitalising a crime

i think knot

Perth Trader
Perth Trader
May 7, 2023 11:47 pm

Parking your Hummer on a street verge is a offence under some local bylaws…but its not a crime.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 7, 2023 11:48 pm

First $100 million; people now knowing I have poor teeth and not in a good financial position; ( a potential rigging job on the mines is on offer); about to be arrested and thrown in jail; massive stress; a call to a Lawyer; family feud; to all those 2000+ odd people in Perth that like the clips I post…THANKYOU.

I like to put smiles on faces via clips and I do say little.

Dover would be loving the attention this blog is getting in Perth due to call-back phone issues on 6PR.

((((:

Awaiting media calls. Should be fun…ooops told to shut my phone down due to Police snooping for it.

Perth Trader
Perth Trader
May 7, 2023 11:58 pm

We live in a crazy world where I can wear only my underpants and yellow glitter on my genitals while marching in a ‘gay parade’ but if I did the same on a Sat. morning in Northbridge , Perth I’d be arrested and taken away in a paddywagon…go figure.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 8, 2023 12:04 am

Awaiting media calls. Should be fun…ooops told to shut my phone down due to Police snooping for it.

you forgot the microchips in your fillings

that is why they diagnose bad teeth

to insert the trackers

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 8, 2023 12:24 am
Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 8, 2023 12:44 am
H B Bear
H B Bear
May 8, 2023 12:48 am

If any of my comments contained facts, I apologise.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 8, 2023 12:50 am
Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 8, 2023 1:03 am

Steve tricklersays@12:50am

Doverbeach please delete immediately. Immediately for reasons I’ll email.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 8, 2023 1:11 am

Cheers Dover for the quick response.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 8, 2023 1:51 am

Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc

6TH MAY 2023
Christians everywhere are being cornered, bullied and vilified.

In Ukraine and Israel, Christians are subjected to violence which would be the subject of worldwide condemnation if members of other religions were being persecuted.

And when the authorities and the mainstream media in the US wanted to claim that the soldier who had leaked secret US intelligence papers was a dangerous lunatic, they described him as a right winger and a Christian.

In the UK, the coronation for the new king of England will include Muslim content when the king, as Defender of the Faith, should represent and uphold Christianity alone. Charles has, once again, shown that he is a traitor, a conspirator and unfit to lead England. (It is clear, by the way, that Charles decided many years ago that his coronation should contain non-Christian elements. Charles is no king. It’s time to abandon the royal family and send them back to Germany. This arrogant band of entitled dimwits has betrayed the people and has far outlived any usefulness they may have once had. If you’ll excuse the wonderfully mixed metaphor, they have lived high on the land on the backs of British taxpayers for far too long. Spending at least £250 million on a coronation ceremony was obscene. Inviting the entire population to pledge allegiance and homage to Charles, rather than the crown or the country, was an outrageous and deeply offensive piece of hubris which illustrates the man’s absurd sense of self-importance. Announcing an extra bank holiday will cost a bankrupt country billions. Charles and his sorry family are takers not givers and of no value other than to those who like to gossip or throw an egg.)

The conspirators and the globalists want to eradicate Christianity completely. It is another aspect of the oppression that is an integral part of the Great Reset.

Christians under Fire

Tom
Tom
May 8, 2023 4:12 am
Tom
Tom
May 8, 2023 4:13 am
Tom
Tom
May 8, 2023 4:15 am
Tom
Tom
May 8, 2023 4:16 am
Johnny Rotten
May 8, 2023 4:16 am

JCsays:
May 7, 2023 at 10:15 pm
My question….. to commit a crime, you have to have a victim – who was the victim here?

Wrong question. You are the self appointed T.W.A.T Pompous Windbag who finks he/she/it/whatever knows everything and owns this blog. So, Martin Armstrong to you. Jerk Off Cretin.

Tom
Tom
May 8, 2023 4:17 am
Tom
Tom
May 8, 2023 4:19 am
Johnny Rotten
May 8, 2023 4:19 am

Sorry Tom for my post getting in the way of your posts. But Jerk Off Cretin deserves it.

Tom
Tom
May 8, 2023 4:20 am
Tom
Tom
May 8, 2023 4:22 am
Tom
Tom
May 8, 2023 4:23 am
Tom
Tom
May 8, 2023 4:25 am
Tom
Tom
May 8, 2023 4:26 am
Tom
Tom
May 8, 2023 4:27 am
Tom
Tom
May 8, 2023 4:28 am
Tom
Tom
May 8, 2023 4:31 am
Tom
Tom
May 8, 2023 4:32 am
Johnny Rotten
May 8, 2023 4:41 am

And for Jerk Off Cretin and his/her/it/whatever Cronies, some more edjucashion…………………..Juliar Gizzard fashion and her word ‘smithing’…………………

FED NOW Launch’s July 2023

QUESTION #1: why no information on CBDC. Need help fast. Feds are suppose to call in the dollar in July.
HELP
mk

COMMENT #1: This whole thing reminds me of the movie The Omen and we will be accepting the number of the beast and without it we will not be allowed to buy or sell. I don’t know about a person being the infamous anti-Christ, but it sure looks like the government is trying hard to fulfill that role.

SC

ANSWER: The FedNow is the system that will be for CBDC and the elimination of all paper money. However, they will not cancel the dollars in July – not just yet. This is why they are rushing 5G before testing to see if the radiation is harmful. This is all about total control and 100% tax collection. They will be able to turn off the ability to buy and sell categories as well as individuals.

I will do a private post on the timing for the end of paper money. That is coming. It is part of their authoritarianism into 2032.

As for the governments of the world being the anti-Christ, who knows? Perhaps they saw that movie and said that’s a great idea! The “eternal sea” has always been used to refer to politics. This is certainly justification for term limits. Once career politicians were created, that ended any hope of an honest government. Those who are not crooks, look down on us as the scum – hence hiring 87,000 IRS agents with guns.

As far as the number everyone knows the “666” of the anti-Christ, but strikingly, most do not know the number of the name the Jews gave to God – “Jehovah.” If we use the old Hebrew system we can find the number of God. Yod =10 , He = 5, and Vau = 6. Therefore, the name of God in Hebrew – He Vau He Yod equals 5 + 6 + 5 + 10 = 26. The number of the name assigned to God by the Jews is 26. Perhaps they should apply this system to entities rather than individuals.

I have been often asked by students of history that the list from which I derived the Economic Confidence Model was 224 years divided by 26 events yielding 8.6153846 which was a derivative of Pi, and was it based on this calculation of 26? It was not. There just so happened to be 26 events in that 224 period. Beyond that, who knows?”

Johnny Rotten
May 8, 2023 4:48 am

Thanks again Tom and great cartoons.

Thank goodness the Coronation is over with and we can now get back to having a go at Russia. Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. The UKR is stuffed IMHO. And so is the West if it keeps this up (Australia included).

Johnny Rotten
May 8, 2023 5:01 am

Why Are there No Democrats on Mt Rushmore?

Blog/Politics
Posted May 7, 2023 by Martin Armstrong
Spread the love

COMMENT: The reason there are no Democrats on Mount Rushmore is because they are anti-American, by pretending to be fair, they seize the wealth of everyone who has more than they do. You are right. The United States will fall. As Abraham Lincoln stated, a house divided cannot stand. Marx has destroyed civilization. I sold everything and leaving this hell hole called California.

DF

ANSWER: Oh, it gets worse. There are people in Australia talking about it is not fair that you leave your children more wealth than the guy next door. The solution, all wealth is to be confiscated and put into a fund for everyone’s retirement and everyone should start from zero.

The problem, a farm cannot continue beyond the founder or a small business. Nothing would ever become like General Motors or Ford if everything must be confiscated to be fair.

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Anyone who votes for socialism is against the very founding principles upon which this nation was established. This is also why the United States will collapse. It is deeply divided and we will see secession as this agenda toward authoritarianism progresses. I have also actually heard people justifying that Russia must be destroyed because it is a Christian nation and anti-WOKE. which is unacceptable in this new world of WOKE Enlightenment.

Johnny Rotten
May 8, 2023 5:17 am

In the UK, the coronation for the new king of England will include Muslim content when the king, as Defender of the Faith, should represent and uphold Christianity alone. Charles has, once again, shown that he is a traitor, a conspirator and unfit to lead England.

Get it right. The UK is a Nation and England is a Country. Charlie Boy is now a King of a Nation (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) and a load of other countries (‘Stralia’ included).

The UK is not a country. Back to ‘Skool’ this morning and learn some Geography/History/Whatever.

Ed Case
Ed Case
May 8, 2023 6:25 am

In the UK, the coronation for the new king of England will include Muslim content when the king, as Defender of the Faith, should represent and uphold Christianity alone. Charles has, once again, shown that he is a traitor, a conspirator and unfit to lead England.
Not really.
Britain became an Empire 400 years ago, and part of being an Empire is acknowledging the different Peoples living there.

Robert Sewell
May 8, 2023 6:28 am

Black Ball:
Look at this site and look at the second last PDF file from 2021-22. And once you open the file, can you tell me please the 9th donor down the list is?
It appears to be a donation from Clubs NSW for $5490.
I don’t get your point?

Robert Sewell
May 8, 2023 6:37 am

Muddy:

Which fictional character would do a better job of leading the Festering (Liberal) Zombie Party of Australia, at either state or federal level? (Please restrict your response to no more than 1,500 fictional characters).
I nominate Darth Vader.

I vote for Benny Hill.

Robert Sewell
May 8, 2023 6:50 am

Bruce O’Nuke:
https://www.pharmacyonline.com.au/dettol-2-in-1-hand-surfaces-anti-bacterial-wipes-x-60

Winston, my thumb hurts. I liked when Dettol had a creme in a tube, but they stopped selling it. I was sad. In my business this stuff is important.

I remember it, Bruce. But you can get it in a hand wipe now and it’s very good for cleaning up suspicious rabies wounds from demented wombats. Is it dead yet? No suspicious smells coming from your ceiling?

Robert Sewell
May 8, 2023 6:59 am

Bruce O’Nuke:

It’s actual duct tape, Winston. Fun you noticed. ?
I’m not paranoid, not at all. Really.

It’s cool – I do that with all my computers. They say they can’t activate them and watch you, but of course, they’d say that wouldn’t they?
Seriously now:
When you go through the average Terms of Use there’s nearly always a dodgy little clause that covers them if they do get caught out. You won’t find too many apps that say they won’t film you.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 8, 2023 7:29 am

The Reserve Bank raises interest rates on the expectation that higher cost of credit will reduce consumer spending – and in theory the reduced demand will put downward pressure on prices and control inflation.

Jim Chalmers does not subscribe to this belief:

Budget to contain $14.6bn in cost-of-living relief amid hopes of broader jobseeker rise

Go on, have some free money on Uncle Luigi, don’t let that nasty RBA stop you demanding.

Love it when a plan comes together…

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 8, 2023 7:43 am

No suspicious smells coming from your ceiling?

Winston – He’s fine, just a bit excitable. We’ve been friends since he left mum’s pouch. Their teeth aren’t very sharp since they mostly eat foliage. I get bitten by all sorts of wildlife. Dogs are another thing though, last time I got bitten by one the puncture immediately became infected, but antibiotics did the job. That’s the problem with canines: they have canines.

Robert Sewell
May 8, 2023 7:43 am

Leftist Reporter: It is “Bourgeois” to Want to Feel Safe on Public Transit

“But, like, my fear is not like the primary…primary object of what we should be focusing on right now. It’s the fact that that person is in pain. And so, like, the politics of dehumanization, privileges, the bourgeois kind of concern of people’s immediate discomfort in this narrow, narrow instance, as opposed to larger humanity and life, it’s really freakin twisted.”

From The Gateway Pundit.

sfw
sfw
May 8, 2023 7:44 am

BoN don’t bother with Dettol or Iodine, the best stuff is this, they try to discourage its use but there’s nothing better for wounds.
https://www.chemistwarehouse.com.au/buy/57583/gold-cross-mercurochrome-2-50ml

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 8, 2023 7:46 am

Pine cones.
My Nan always had a box of them beside the stove.
Still natures best fire lighters.
Wood envy is real.

Robert Sewell
May 8, 2023 7:48 am

…There’s a very real chance that Hunter Biden will be indicted on very low level, insignificant charges as a distraction play both to shield Hunter and to also, more importantly, to shield Joe Biden from accountability. Don’t put that past DOJ. As to the second point, they’re going to have to, in my view, pursue impeachment against the Attorney General of the United States if he does not fully cooperate and comply. And the context of that impeachment will give you enormous powers to bring people in for depositions and to compel discovery and the courts will give the House enormous discretion to compel discovery.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/05/stephen-miller-biden-crime-family-financial-scandal-is-biggest-foreign-corruption-scandal-in-american-history-that-now-reaches-all-the-way-to-the-oval-office-video/

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 8, 2023 7:49 am

Thanks, Lizzie. Careful up that ladder.

Thanks to those who expressed a timely concern. Hairy and I had already had ‘the ladder talk’ led by me. I am against either of us, both now over 70, doing ladder stuff. However, on this occasion I broke my own rules. The heavy glass part of a hanging light fitting had detached. Hairy is tall enough to hold it up underneath till it set while I applied glue standing two steps up a stepladder. However, over-ambition did occur, as I then climbed further up to wipe down the extractor fan while Hairy urged caution, a job which I know I should not have done. The cleaners can be instructed to do that. For the light gluing job it hardly seemed worth calling a handyman. As people who have always ‘done for themselves’ and see ourselves as very physically fit, we tend to resist getting help for small things (a tendency we are now trying to overcome; it’s not the money, it’s the pride). Some things we can still do for pride’s sake (love the black iron console I just restored), but yes, anything involving ladders is not really in that category. I still intend to reach my high kitchen cupboards on the small plastic steps though. Taking due care. 🙂

At our beach house old Irish Rick next door was eighty-two and we always watched heart in mouth as he climbed up a long ladder to his second story to clean out his gutters. We tried to stop him, but he wouldn’t hear of it, nor of getting anyone else to do it even though we offered to pay for it.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
May 8, 2023 8:01 am

Which fictional character would do a better job of leading the Festering (Liberal) Zombie Party of Australia, at either state or federal level?

At present they seem to have Wile E Coyote all round, where electoral success is the Road Runner.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 8, 2023 8:05 am

H B Bearsays:

May 8, 2023 at 12:48 am

If any of my comments contained facts, I apologise.

it happens

we all find facts creeping in from time to time

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 8, 2023 8:09 am

In Self-awareness news:

Taylah Gray, lawyer and member of the First Nations Advisory Council, said seeing the crown placed on King Charles’ head had “set a sour mood”.

“I know the crown represents power and authority, but you know leadership is not something that should be inherited from your bloodline. Leadership is earned from the people.

Ms Gray is also calling for a referendum for Australia to become a republic, and believes Australia needs its own head of state.

Speaking in my capacity as a Wiradjuri woman, we have been saying for decades that we are the descendants of injustice resulting from this colonial empire, we want that separation,” she said.

Speaking in my capacity as a people, I don’t particularly want someone relying on her bloodline as authority to tell me how my country should be run.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 8, 2023 8:12 am

Ladders
At fire demos I was the hose and ladder man. Up a ladder leaning on a high bar with a pressurised hose hooked to your belt.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 8, 2023 8:17 am

No wonder this place is stuffed. Wife went to buy rack from a well known supplier. $175.00. I found a similar if not the same from China online. $37.48 free delivery. Had she brought it locally online they have delivery for $9.95 in 3-5 days. 8 days or less from China. A while back brought a piece of maple from the Southern Highlands. It had to go to Wollongong first then to canbra. 11 effing days. Talk about a piss up at a brewery. Looking for some stuff at bunnings, sizes are 5-10 in a pack or 100+. We are being had a lend of. Stocks of things go from pitiful to zero.

calli
calli
May 8, 2023 8:22 am

Winter has arrived early at the Bay. Nine degrees windchill, and the brids were all hungry as hunters this morning.

Now that everyone here has swooned, vented or ignored the coronation, I get another dose at Stitch n’ Bitch today. Mostly textile related, so that suits me fine.

Talk may, or may not be fact free, but opinions will be flying thick and fast. No abuse though – we know better, being old ladies wielding sharp weapons. You just never know when one will snap a tape measure.

calli
calli
May 8, 2023 8:23 am

Brids. They’re the birds doing a Marcel Marceau against the prevailing winds.

shatterzzz
May 8, 2023 8:27 am

“Speaking in my capacity as a Wiradjuri woman, we have been saying for decades that we are the descendants of injustice resulting from this colonial empire, we want that separation,” she said.

“Also” added ms Gray, “Let me clarify “separation” in this context does not include loss of access to CentreLink services” ……..

Vagabond
Vagabond
May 8, 2023 8:28 am

Which fictional character would do a better job of leading the Festering (Liberal) Zombie Party of Australia, at either state or federal level? (Please restrict your response to no more than 1,500 fictional characters).

Sir Leslie Colin Patterson.

Reanimation NOW!

Cassie of Sydney
May 8, 2023 8:29 am

“In Ukraine and Israel, Christians are subjected to violence which would be the subject of worldwide condemnation if members of other religions were being persecuted.”

Absolute hogwash.

calli
calli
May 8, 2023 8:29 am

Will The Voice have a “Mute” button?

I ask that as a Proud Olfa Cutter and Juki Woman.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 8, 2023 8:30 am

Taylah Gray, lawyer and member of the First Nations Advisory Council, said seeing the crown placed on King Charles’ head had “set a sour mood”.

she doesnt like crowns

i feel the same about possum skin coats

Roger
Roger
May 8, 2023 8:30 am

No wonder this place is stuffed.

You should see the rest of the world.

shatterzzz
May 8, 2023 8:31 am

No wonder this place is stuffed. Wife went to buy rack from a well known supplier. $175.00. I found a similar if not the same from China online.

I’ve got into the habit of checking any not-so-regular purchase over $20 1st on Ebay cos 75% of items are a sight cheaper from China, free or minimal postage …..

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 8, 2023 8:31 am

Come on guys get serious, make it a billion dollars each!

Activists demand higher payments from California reparations task force: ‘$200 million’ per person (6 May)

Activists on Saturday demanded that the state of California pay millions of dollars to each Black resident in reparations as a way to make amends for slavery and subsequent discrimination, dismissing the mammoth proposals from California’s reparations task force as too little.

No wonder so many people are leaving California, the place is getting even crazier.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 8, 2023 8:33 am

I drive through the Morton National Park going to the coast. It is about 2/3 the size of Belgium. Mostly inaccessible. We have these National Parks all over waiting to burn down every 10 years yet take firewood or shock horror even selective logging. We send Acacia to Asia to have them send it back as premade bench tops. Probably all the other bench tops as well.

Johnny Rotten
May 8, 2023 8:33 am

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

– Benjamin Franklin

calli
calli
May 8, 2023 8:35 am

Did they have slaves in California? I thought it was a non-slavery state when it entered the Union. Are these a different sort of slave?

Cassie of Sydney
May 8, 2023 8:36 am

Other places have a “witching hour”, here on this blog we have a “trickling hour”.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 8, 2023 8:40 am

Country road speed limits were introduced in the early seventies in most states.

Early 1967 in WA.

Roger
Roger
May 8, 2023 8:41 am

Activists on Saturday demanded that the state of California pay millions of dollars to each Black resident in reparations as a way to make amends for slavery

Conditions on the cotton plantations in California were especially brutal.

shatterzzz
May 8, 2023 8:41 am

Hairy and I had already had ‘the ladder talk’ led by me. I am against either of us, both now over 70, doing ladder stuff.

I get the opposite reaction at 75 .. cos I still swim, bike ride, garden, paint and do my own handywork around the place whenever any of my grown kids needs a ladder climbed or a household fix ..
call Dad .. LOL!
And being Monday morning nearly time for my 1km swim .. Monday morning is an OAP “freebie” session at the local pool .. LOL!

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
May 8, 2023 8:42 am

Buying from China because cheap, what could go wrong?
-pnuematic boot struts for the Volvo, $30 instead of $120
-compromised my integrity, lost concourse status and took the lord’s name in vain while trying to fit the evil things
-boot floated up wonderfully for a few weeks
-then swooped down and clipped my head, and had a red hot go at breaking an arm too. Gas had gone.
Bugger that, never again, and be very careful with counterfeits too. We’re not so poor, or time poor either, that we can’t wait a bit longer and spend a bit more on stuff that works and lasts, instead of shipping out our economy and brains to the lowest communist dummy-maker.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 8, 2023 8:42 am

They say they can’t activate them and watch you, but of course, they’d say that wouldn’t they?

My Lenovo All-in-one desktop has the camera in a little pull up gadget on top.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 8, 2023 8:45 am

pneumatic boot struts for the Volvo

Gas struts are the invention of the devil. You never know when they are going to fail. Doesn’t matter where you get them from.

Johnny Rotten
May 8, 2023 8:46 am

GreyRangasays:
May 8, 2023 at 8:33 am
I drive through the Morton National Park going to the coast. It is about 2/3 the size of Belgium. Mostly inaccessible. We have these National Parks all over waiting to burn down every 10 years yet take firewood or shock horror even selective logging. We send Acacia to Asia to have them send it back as premade bench tops. Probably all the other bench tops as well.

Australia. The Clever Country.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 8, 2023 8:50 am

Cassie of Sydneysays:

May 8, 2023 at 8:36 am

Other places have a “witching hour”, here on this blog we have a “trickling hour”.

full moon

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 8, 2023 8:53 am

Currently a brutal 12° in Brisbane (feels like 11°). Mrs Faustus has the heating on.

This is the direct result of climate change mitigation. I feel the need for an apology, a Royal Commission, a statutory body of Top Men to advise on the commercial opportunities and, of course, compensation.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 8, 2023 8:55 am

Gas struts are the invention of the devil. You never know when they are going to fail. Doesn’t matter where you get them from.

An Iron Truth.
And when they do inevitably fail, they fail completely and instantly.

Indolent
Indolent
May 8, 2023 8:56 am
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 8, 2023 8:59 am

Activists on Saturday demanded that the state of California pay millions of dollars to each Black resident in reparations as a way to make amends for slavery

Compensation package should include a ticket to Africa – one – way.

Indolent
Indolent
May 8, 2023 8:59 am
Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
May 8, 2023 9:02 am

Message from the NAB who are looking for suckers! I saw the normal interest rate and nearly went into shock, are they serious and is anyone silly enough to pay those rates?
I pay my card in full on time every month.

The 1.99% p.a. interest rate will be automatically applied from 5 May 2023 until 31 October 2023.*
• Please note that any remaining balance not paid off in full before the end of the 6 months, 31 October 2023 will incur interest charges at the standard purchase rate (currently 19.74% p.a. as at 2 May 2023).

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