Open Thread – Weekend 20 May 2023


Bedtime, Samuel Joseph Clark, 1881

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Boambee John
Boambee John
May 22, 2023 3:01 pm

johanna

Also, what is it with these lawyers that they imagine that not quite head shaving is attractive? To me, they look like they are recovering from a headlice infestation.

What is the word for a group of lawyers? An infestation.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 3:06 pm

I can hit long and true with each of my mate’s Ben Hogan blades, EXCEPT for the 1-iron.

I tried some Srixon blades at one point. About 20% so sweet you couldn’t even feel the ball strike. Don’t ask me about the rest. I didn’t proceed with the purchase.

Pogria
Pogria
May 22, 2023 3:13 pm

Experts suspect that a female orca they call White Gladis suffered a “critical moment of agony” — a collision with a boat or entrapment during illegal fishing — that flipped a behavioral switch. “That traumatized orca is the one that started this behavior of physical contact with the boat,”

Orca’s are starting to sink boats!

It won’t be long before we’re colonised. 😀

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 3:14 pm

Have your tried Narpanup, H.B.?

New to me. Country golf courses have their own charm. Always tried to get to Busselton if it was too flat for a surf.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 22, 2023 3:14 pm

mizarissays:
May 22, 2023 at 2:38 pm
Malcolm Fraser…R I P

I thought he had died years ago.

Tom
Tom
May 22, 2023 3:19 pm

Country golf courses have their own charm.

I would nominate Port Fairy golf club (west of Warrnambool), with its dunes and coastal cliffs, as Australia’s best country course. In my book, it’s up there with the magnificent NSW golf club in Sydney, but at a fraction of the green fees.

Frank
Frank
May 22, 2023 3:21 pm

Did Scientists Accidentally Invent an Anti-addiction Drug?

People taking Ozempic for weight loss say they have also stopped drinking, smoking, shopping, and even nail biting.

Probably sucks to be diabetic right about now.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 3:24 pm

johanna at 1:49 – Sofronoff is certainly impressive. It was a courageous decision to give him the job, as Humpy would say. Sir Arnold would never him allowed near anything.

Delta A
Delta A
May 22, 2023 3:30 pm

My good clubs stayed home that day.

What a splendid jape, Fair Shake!

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 3:31 pm

I’m told that you are better off nowadays with a solar panel and an electric pump. Fewer maintenance issues.

Would have to agree. Both the old man and I nearly met our maker pulling mills.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 22, 2023 3:31 pm

good on them for having the courage of their convictions to actually walk around and do letter drops, not just sit on their collective arses and whinge online”.

“Politics of envy” are words that spring to mind.

MatrixTransform
May 22, 2023 3:35 pm

the flu is potentially fatal in young children.
My grandchildren have been vaccinated for it.

ancient homeopathy that not many people know about:

Take 3 un-vaccinated children that are neither too large nor too small
and whom are not evidently sickly, of ill-temper, nor at all precocious

allowing them to play unsupervised in the playground,
as they fall from teeter-tots and slides and especially from the merry-go-arounds

in their moment of terror and regret
quickly capture them in a new rendering pot that you have selected especially for the purpose

to the pot add a few cups of sorrel, 1 pint of brown vinegar, dandelion seed and a spider’s web for each kiddie
top up with water and then simmer until reduced
after discarding the gritty bits you should be left with a smooth and fragrant balm

applied meagerly to your upper lip every night before bed
it will banish nightmares and worries

rationed into hot water at a teaspoon per cup
and taken as a daily tonic
this will render you vampire-proof

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 22, 2023 3:40 pm

Daily Mail.

ABC staff walk off the job in solidarity with Q&A host Stan Grant as he quits the show over racist trolling: ‘I stand with Stan’

Feel free to stay out for as long as you like!

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
May 22, 2023 3:43 pm

ABC staff to strike

Why don’t they just make it permanent and be done with it? Their Ultimo Studios would make an ideal house for homeless cats and a terrific paintball centre.

MatrixTransform
May 22, 2023 3:43 pm

I’m sick of …

phht! … sure.

even though yr vaccinated and so are yr grandchildren

Vicki
Vicki
May 22, 2023 3:47 pm

Lots of warning about flus etc. Why is this news? Its autumn & we have not been exposed to many pathogens for a while now – thanks to lock downs & social avoidance.

Husband and I have just been hit with a very specific virus – no nasal congestion/no body aches – just starts with itchy throat & progresses to compulsive but fairly unproductive cough. Coughing very tiring.

We are a bit surprised, as haven’t had a “cold” or “flu” (except for unremarkable Covid episode) for a few years. We put it down to severe family upset over wayward grandson on DUI. I’m convinced emotional upsets can lower your immune resistance.

Husband wants to see a medico in Sydney. I said – just done let him convince you to get a flu vax or any other vax!

Vicki
Vicki
May 22, 2023 3:48 pm

That should read “DONT let him convince you….”

shatterzzz
May 22, 2023 3:49 pm

the flu is potentially fatal in young children.
My grandchildren have been vaccinated for it.

being a kid was “potentially fatal’ when I was growing up .. not only were there 73 deadly ailments to contend with … there was the ……….. PLAYGROUND …….
https://ibb.co/xznTcHh

shatterzzz
May 22, 2023 3:54 pm

“Experts suspect that a female orca they call White Gladis suffered a “critical moment of agony” — a collision with a boat or entrapment during illegal fishing — that flipped a behavioral switch. “That traumatized orca is the one that started this behavior of physical contact with the boat,””

They needed “experts” to tell ’em she was a mite uptight after being hit by a boat …? ..
I can feel a”grant” coming on .. FFS!

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2023 3:55 pm

Way way back, in primary school…after we read The Rainbow Serpent as a class, we were told to make up our own Dreamtime story.
I wrote a little one about how Ayers Rock (sorry Uluru) was a big wombat that fell asleep.
I was Bruce Pascoe that day.

Frank
Frank
May 22, 2023 3:57 pm

White Gladis is a foreign office stooge designed to dissuade boat people from Africa.

Pogria
Pogria
May 22, 2023 3:57 pm

Hey shatterzzz,
don’t forget the slide with the rusty, ragged edge ready to catch the fingers of the wimpy kids who tried to slow themselves by hanging onto the sides. wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, slice!

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2023 3:59 pm

FMD, Zalensky must have flown the long long way to get to Japan without getting close to Russian airspace.

shatterzzz
May 22, 2023 4:01 pm

[Sorry. I promise the SharpePosting will end…when I don’t have a crush on Caroline Langshire…. ? ]

Thinking on Sharpe I downloaded the entire series last week .. 8 two-part episodes and the one part opener …

Vicki
Vicki
May 22, 2023 4:02 pm

I realise many are sceptical of increasing evidence of vaccine injuries beyond mRNA vaccines. But evidence is mounting.:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8255173/

“Vaccines and sudden infant death: An analysis of the VAERS database 1990–2019 and review of the medical literature”

shatterzzz
May 22, 2023 4:04 pm

I was Bruce Pascoe that day.

Aaaaaaaaagh! .. some childhood nightmares can’t be forgotten .. LOL!

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2023 4:05 pm

Looks like if you want to be a plod with zero consequences, move to Victoria.
A NSW plod in the poo for something he did during 2020.
Unlike VicPlod.

Bazinga
Bazinga
May 22, 2023 4:07 pm

Tan Grant walkout ABC

Now lock the doors on these Duning Krueger racist Aholes

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
May 22, 2023 4:09 pm

Just watched a movie and saw Yes23 ad.

We have now reached the 65,000 years mark. Had been on 60,000 for quite a while. Must have discovered some new historical evidence proving the new 5,000 years.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2023 4:12 pm

Whichever campaign (Yes or No) comes up with a jingle as catchy as “Monorail” will win.

Frank
Frank
May 22, 2023 4:14 pm

Stan Grant claque. Sometimes they must despair at the quality of their own side. Note the numpty at left with his fist in the air, total spud.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 4:16 pm

Aboriginal Industry years are like dog years to the power three.

Frank
Frank
May 22, 2023 4:19 pm

Tan Grant walkout ABC.

It’s almost as if the whole thing has been choreographed.

Bazinga
Bazinga
May 22, 2023 4:22 pm

Redheads require a Voice.

At least observing red hair is easily verifiable.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2023 4:24 pm

Redheads require a Voice.

Women with monster boobs need a Voice too.
Try as they might, no one is listening to them either.

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
May 22, 2023 4:25 pm

It’s almost as if the whole thing has been choreographed.

Hasn’t it? I was under the impression that the producers and director of this drama were to be nominated for logies.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 4:28 pm

I Tan with sTan.

Perplexed of Brisbane
Perplexed of Brisbane
May 22, 2023 4:29 pm

Psays:
May 22, 2023 at 12:34 pm

No Australian likes to be dispossessed of their land and property. No Australian likes their contract ripped up unilaterally.

If they can do this so easily, I wonder what could be the final wash up of the Voice if it gets up?

Will they go for the pollies properties and then the rich Teals or will they leave those and go the battlers for theirs with the help of the police?

Chris
Chris
May 22, 2023 4:30 pm

Hmmm.
Sharpe posting.
I am holding off buying a good quality repro Brown Bess with bayonet and scabbard for $1K.
Technology has advanced; I want to build a matchlock and a German cheek-stock wheellock.

But I am just reading Brett Gibbons’ ‘The English Cartridge’ about the 1850s to 1860s world-changing ammunition developed in the cradle of technology, Britain. What a story!

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 4:35 pm

I’ve sold monorails to Brockway, Ogdenville and North Haverbrook, and by gum, it put them on the map!

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 22, 2023 4:37 pm

Perplexed of Brisbanesays:
May 22, 2023 at 4:29 pm
Psays:
May 22, 2023 at 12:34 pm

No Australian likes to be dispossessed of their land and property. No Australian likes their contract ripped up unilaterally.

If they can do this so easily, I wonder what could be the final wash up of the Voice if it gets up?

Will they go for the pollies properties and then the rich Teals or will they leave those and go the battlers for theirs with the help of the police?

If they could be persuaded to go for the properties of High Court judges first, the whole thing will be found un-Constitutional within a week.

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 4:39 pm

If they could be persuaded to go for the properties of High Court judges first, the whole thing will be found un-Constitutional within a week.

Go for Industry Super Funds. That will scare the ALP Big Kahunas enough.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 22, 2023 4:41 pm

ABC staff collective GrantStanding in solidarity with the Great Ego Spirit.
Karla Grant could not be reached for comment.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2023 4:52 pm

What is it with this old ducks that work for NSW Plod?
They all look like they have spent far too much time smoking darts at their local bowlo.

sfw
sfw
May 22, 2023 4:53 pm

My local council has written to me telling me that I’m to get another waste bin for food scraps and similar (whatever that is) waste. I am also being sent a ‘kitchen caddy’ and a years supply of bags for the caddy, and it’s only going to cost me $95 per annum. I wrote to the Mayor and Councillors pointing out that I have no such waste in my house as we have chooks and do our own compost. He wrote back telling me that the State Gov (Vic) wants it and that some council officers had spent a lot of time working out who wouldn’t need one and that I am not able to opt out of the bins.

I have since asked him what criteria the council used to determine who wouldn’t need a bin and as no one had contacted me about the bins how would they know whether I needed one or not. No reply as yet.

I really don’t need another useless bin around the house and am thinking of taking it to the council offices and leaving it there with a letter stating that it is not needed and that I am not paying for it. How far do you think I will get?

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
May 22, 2023 4:54 pm

good on them for having the courage of their convictions to actually walk around and do letter drops, not just sit on their collective arses and whinge online”.

Actually, they will consider their stirring from their mattresses having earned them the right to houses and cars, and in fact that they have made more effort than the current owners to the property.

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 4:59 pm

I really don’t need another useless bin around the house and am thinking of taking it to the council offices and leaving it there with a letter stating that it is not needed and that I am not paying for it. How far do you think I will get?

Write a letter saying how what you are doing is best practice compared to the local council (check Victorian Environmental official documents to back yourself here). That’s a start, ask for their TRIM/ECM reference too if you don’t already have it. They have to record their formal interactions with the public.

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 5:00 pm

He wrote back telling me that the State Gov (Vic) wants it and that some council officers had spent a lot of time working out who wouldn’t need one and that I am not able to opt out of the bins.

I have since asked him what criteria the council used to determine who wouldn’t need a bin and as no one had contacted me about the bins how would they know whether I needed one or not. No reply as yet.

That’s a good start.

Vicki
Vicki
May 22, 2023 5:00 pm

I often wonder if the Ukrainian conflict is not being engineered by a Sino-Russian pact designed to weaken western nations foolish enough to deplete their munitions to a point where self-defence becomes their own immediate issue.

For those interested in the significance of the fall of Bakhmut etc:

https://simplicius76.substack.com/p/sitrep-52023-bakhmut-falls-artemovsk

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 5:00 pm

Council bins area joke. We have about a dozen of each colour lined up over the back fence from a series of commercial premises. They are quite popular with local bin chickens and rats.

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 5:00 pm

Even if we can’t win every battle we have to make this nonsense difficult for the utopians.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2023 5:08 pm

Bakhmut was worse for:

A) Russia;
B) Ukraine;
C) The West;
D) Who TF knows?

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 5:10 pm

E) Wagner Group.

Mark from Melbourne
Mark from Melbourne
May 22, 2023 5:10 pm

I really don’t need another useless bin around the house and am thinking of taking it to the council offices and leaving it there with a letter stating that it is not needed and that I am not paying for it. How far do you think I will get?

Experience in the PDR of Yarra would suggest that they’ll take the bin back, but still require that you pay.

Hotel California

Robert Sewell
May 22, 2023 5:14 pm

Rafiki:

Perhaps- probably I think – that what Drumgold meant was that from the fact that Higgins was undressed a jury would infer that sexual activity had taken place. Perhaps they did; who knows?

I undress every night, and in the morning. And before I shower.
I will swear on a stack of Bibles that sex does not occur when that happens. 🙂

P
P
May 22, 2023 5:14 pm

Petition to stop Calvary Hospital takeover reaches 25,000 signatures

A PETITION to stop the ACT Government’s compulsory acquisition of Calvary Public Hospital run by the Little Company of Mary in Canberra has received more than 25,000 signatures as of May 22.

Canberra-Goulburn priest Fr Tony Percy is leading the archdiocesan taskforce behind the petition.

He said the government had created a 120-year lease with Calvary Public Hospital in 1979.

Up until November, the government and Calvary had been in negotiations about building another hospital on the current site. Then the dialogue stopped.

Six months later on May 11, ACT Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith introduced laws to the ACT Legislative Assembly that would acquire the hospital and bring it into Canberra Health Services by as early as July 3.

“They’re 44 years into (the lease) and the government’s saying, we’re going to compulsorily acquire the land, the buildings and rip up the service contract,” Fr Percy said.

He said the archdiocese accepted the fact that governments could mount compulsory acquisitions – “we don’t like it, but we accept it”.

The real issue, he said, was the law that governed how these acquisitions happened, the ACT Land Acquisition Act 1994, was going to be suspended in order to achieve the acquisition.

“This sets a terrible precedent, not only for other groups in the ACT, but right around the country if they get away with it,” he said.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 22, 2023 5:15 pm

We have now reached the 65,000 years mark. Had been on 60,000 for quite a while. Must have discovered some new historical evidence proving the new 5,000 years.

I’m remembering when it was 20,000 years.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 22, 2023 5:16 pm

Malcolm Fraser…R I P

Thank God Roger Moore’s in the pink of health.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
May 22, 2023 5:18 pm

The blathering old fraud. Always claiming credit for what other people have done.

Or he plagiarised a Trump speech within which it was not a lie.

SHOCK: Biden told the leaders of the G7 that he convinced Australia, Japan, and India to form an organization called the Quad. Prime Minister Kishida had to remind him that Trump actually put the organization together.

According to Wiki the original organisation was formed in 2007, and disbanded in 2008 thanks to KRudd and Trump revived it in 2017.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 22, 2023 5:19 pm

Jimothy
15 minutes ago
Let me get this straight.

Everyone at the ABC has gone on strike to support Stan to protest everyone at the ABC failing to support Stan.

Everyone at the ABC is supporting Stan because no one at the ABC supports Stan?

So who is left in the office to protest against?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 22, 2023 5:21 pm

Whichever campaign (Yes or No) comes up with a jingle as catchy as “Monorail” will win.

And so:

Well, sir, there’s nothing on earth
Like a genuine, bona fide
Electrified, amplified Yes Vote
What’d I say?

Yes Vote
What’s it called?
Yes Vote
That’s right! Yes Vote!

Yes Vote
Yes Vote
Yes Vote

I hear its supporters are awfully loud
They whisper as softly as a cloud
Is there a chance the Constitution could bend?
Not on your life, my First Nations friend

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 22, 2023 5:24 pm

Re Calvary Hospital

The real issue, he said, was the law that governed how these acquisitions happened, the ACT Land Acquisition Act 1994, was going to be suspended in order to achieve the acquisition.

All your things are belong to us, for nothing.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2023 5:25 pm

Well done KD !

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2023 5:25 pm

E) Wagner Group

Owners did ok.
Staff, not so much.

Vicki
Vicki
May 22, 2023 5:31 pm

For those wanting to hear cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhotra speak in Sydney on the 27th May on the mRNA vaccines:

https://amps.redunion.com.au/malhotra_sydney

He will also be speaking at venues in Canberra, Melbourne, the Gold Coast & Adelaide.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 22, 2023 5:34 pm

Bakhmut was worse for:

E) mOnty.

Robert Sewell
May 22, 2023 5:36 pm

Stupid cow. It took her a Russian gaol term to wake up the fact she should thank her lucky stars she is an American and didn’t get sent to a Siberian work camp.
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/05/brittney-griner-changes-her-mind-about-standing-americas/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=the-gateway-pundit&utm_campaign=dailyam&utm_content=2023-05-21
She probably got much better treatment than a Russian national.

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 22, 2023 5:36 pm

I Tan with sTan.

I think we may have today’s interwebs winner.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 22, 2023 5:37 pm

That ACT suspension of previous laws on acquiring on just terms sounds very like an Enabling Act.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 22, 2023 5:40 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
May 22, 2023 at 5:15 pm
We have now reached the 65,000 years mark. Had been on 60,000 for quite a while. Must have discovered some new historical evidence proving the new 5,000 years.

I’m remembering when it was 20,000 years.

It reached 40,000 years in 1988. The mathematically inclined might note that 40,000 is 200 times 200. Unsubtle undercurrent: “Two hundred times what you are celebrating”.

Have any of the 65,000 years babblers yet come up with an explanation and dating of the Bradshaw paintings in the Kimberley?

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 5:44 pm

I saw 170,000+ years in a Board of Studies sanctioned high school assessment once. That was over 20 years ago now.

dopey
dopey
May 22, 2023 5:47 pm

SMH: Sean Kelly. A brave voice we needed to hear.
“What Grant recognised when he spoke about the budget was the convention that we talk about the economy and those it benefits, but not those it excludes.” And there I was thinking the budget was about revenue and expenditure over the next twelve months.Stan hasn’t done too badly from the economy.
“Those watching the coronation were watching a political act. Much of the power of that act lies in its projection of continuity and stability, its intimations that Charles belongs to an orderly line of succession.” I this bloke isn’t the biggest idiot of all time I don’t know who is. Once advised Julia Gillard.

P
P
May 22, 2023 5:47 pm

AMA: ACT Government ignored Calvary doctors

The Australian Medical Association (ACT) has written to health minister Rachel Stephen-Smith urging her government to “mend fences” with senior doctors at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce.

At a town hall meeting last week, the hospital’s doctors said they were shocked, dismayed, and angered the ACT Government did not consult them about the compulsory acquisition (or “hostile takeover”, as the opposition labelled it) of the Catholic hospital.

“The overwhelming message from our Town Hall meeting was that senior doctors and other staff have been ignored by the ACT Government and given no opportunity for consultation or to warn against the mistakes the Government is making,” Professor Walter Abhayaratna, AMA ACT president, said.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 22, 2023 5:47 pm

Have any of the 65,000 years babblers yet come up with an explanation and dating of the Bradshaw paintings in the Kimberley?

In a State election here, way back when, a candidate from a Right wing Party won fleeting fame, when he declared the Aborigines descended from African slaves, who were the cargo of Portuguese ships, wrecked off the West Australian coast, in the 1500’s and 1600’s.

Robert Sewell
May 22, 2023 5:56 pm

https://freebeacon.com/biden-administration/joe-biden-and-the-impossible-task-of-refilling-americas-oil-reserves/
The bastard never intended to replenish the reserves. Just another effort to reduce the US ability to defend itself against China.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 22, 2023 5:58 pm
Robert Sewell
May 22, 2023 5:59 pm

https://www.tampafp.com/mainstream-media-ignores-horrific-crime-story/
“Later in the confession they did indicate they were not only looking to kill somebody but they wanted it to be a white person,” Conley said.
Despite the cold-blooded and apparently racially motivated murder, the mainstream media is once again silent.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 6:00 pm

I saw 170,000+ years in a Board of Studies sanctioned high school assessment once. That was over 20 years ago now.

Give them time.

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 6:01 pm

If the ACT ‘Elf Minister worked for Kim Carr, she’s basically a Trotskyist.

132andBush
132andBush
May 22, 2023 6:03 pm

Black Ball says:
May 22, 2023 at 5:36 pm
I Tan with sTan.

I think we may have today’s interwebs winner.

I think we’ve seen that before.
Gezs’ “Grantstanding” was pretty good.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 22, 2023 6:04 pm

Give them time.

“From the beginning of time” was cited in one W.A. Tourism advertisement.

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 6:09 pm

14.5 billion years.

Always was, is and will be.

Sounds like a Metallica song…off the “Black” album, mind you…

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 6:11 pm

The hive closes rank. “One out. All out.”

Robert Sewell
May 22, 2023 6:13 pm

Top Ender:

ABC radio host Virginia Trioli said she has copped a barrage of abuse for tweeting her support for broadcaster Stan Grant after he spoke out about being subjected to “relentless” racial abuse.

I want to see some of this “abuse” the pair of them are getting – along with tracking data, and the police reporting timeframe.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2023 6:17 pm

Over 12 months & Russian gas continues to transit Ukraine.
What a weird old war.

Roger
Roger
May 22, 2023 6:18 pm

I want to see some of this “abuse” the pair of them are getting…

She conceded even some of her fellow ABC staffers didn’t recognise it as abuse.

Of course, the problem was theirs…the racism of not recognising racism.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2023 6:19 pm

I think the current answer is D) Who TF knows?

But time will tell.

Robert Sewell
May 22, 2023 6:22 pm

A not very serious question for the areonautical engineers:
What sort of screws are use to hold planes together, and,
Where can I get my hands on a couple of kilos of used ones?
🙂

Digger
Digger
May 22, 2023 6:23 pm

It reached 40,000 years in 1988. The mathematically inclined might note that 40,000 is 200 times 200. Unsubtle undercurrent: “Two hundred times what you are celebrating”.

At the increase rate of 714 years every year they will be at 85,000 by the time we reach Albanese’s nirvana of net zero in 2050…

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 22, 2023 6:24 pm

The pain, the pain, make it stop!

“Not Our Beliefs” – Bud Light Distributor Sends Out Public Plea to Bring Back Customers (22 May)

A Bud Light distributor in Alabama issued a public plea to bring back customers who boycotted the brand after it produced a can with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney’s face.

Steve Tatum, with the Montgomery-based Bama Budweiser distributor, deployed a radio advertisement for several area stations, pleading with customers to purchase Bud Light again.

In April and during the first week of May, sales of Bud Light were down significantly, while sales of other Anheuser-Busch products also dropped amid the Mulvaney backlash.

“We too at Bama Budweiser are upset about it and have made our feelings known to the top leadership at Anheuser-Busch,” Tatum said in the ad, according to multiple news reports.

“The voice of the consumer has been heard, and Anheuser-Busch has taken action.”

No action that I’ve noticed other than blaming everything and everyone but themselves. The marketing yxes still haven’t be fired. I have sympathy for this poor guy and his employees since he’s stuck between the irate ex-customers and the woke idiot CEO of Anheuser-Busch, who doesn’t seem to be learning the lesson.

Roger
Roger
May 22, 2023 6:26 pm

“From the beginning of time” was cited in one W.A. Tourism advertisement.

This will become unquetionable, else the whole narrative of indigenous presence on the continent upon which the Uluru Statement from the Heart bases its rationale for a special status for aboriginal people dissolves.

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
May 22, 2023 6:27 pm

I really don’t need another useless bin around the house and am thinking of taking it to the council offices and leaving it there with a letter stating that it is not needed and that I am not paying for it. How far do you think I will get?

Green bins are great, they take all green waste, I have even seen 1.5 meter sections of tree trunk in them.
We have ours full nearly every week, 1/4 acre block with lots of trees and veggies. don’t forget grass clippings.
We have a monster compost box but still have plenty left over.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 22, 2023 6:27 pm

rosiesays:

May 22, 2023 at 1:09 pm

It makes zero sense that the police would make CCTV footage available to the DPP and then be dumb enough to destroy it.
If there were CCTV footage I’d expect the DPP to get a copy, not the original and only.
It really isn’t that hard to make copies.
When was this supposed to have happened, surely they could pin down a date?

It doesn’t exist.
Dumgold saw a re-enactment on Fork Orners and imagined it to be real.
A touch of Sarah Sea-Patrol.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 22, 2023 6:27 pm

H B Bearsays:
May 22, 2023 at 6:11 pm
The hive closes rank. “One out. All out.”

And stay out!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 22, 2023 6:30 pm

rosiesays:

May 22, 2023 at 1:15 pm

Even though some people seen particularly callous about the health of the ‘non productive’ members of society the flu is potentially fatal in young children.

Yes.
The eugenicists were looking at the other end of the age spectrum, but what effort should we expend on unproductive toddlers?

Robert Sewell
May 22, 2023 6:30 pm

Fluinduk:

BTW, good sir, I have not recd your email addy via the Beachmaster… I think you were going to send?

My apologies – I shall speak to the man in the green bowler hat pronto.
Done – he normally just readdresses the original email…

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 22, 2023 6:32 pm

Rogersays:
May 22, 2023 at 6:26 pm
“From the beginning of time” was cited in one W.A. Tourism advertisement.

This will become unquetionable, else the whole narrative of indigenous presence on the continent upon which the Uluru Statement from the Heart bases its rationale for a special status for aboriginal people dissolves.

They need to think it through. Wouldn’t this make aboriginals pre-Neanderthal? Is that the message they want to send?

And when Australia was part of Gondwana, wasn’t it located near the South Pole? How did they survive under all that ice? Frozen kangaroo steaks?

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
May 22, 2023 6:33 pm

I saw 170,000+ years in a Board of Studies sanctioned high school assessment once. That was over 20 years ago now.

The real question is not how long (40,000? 60,000? 65,000?) but whether being first is the point.

Nature champions the cause of conquest – any species may displace another merely by being more effective in occupying it.

I have no doubt Aboriginal tribes would happily drive off other tribes to secure better hunting grounds – conquest again.

Robert Sewell
May 22, 2023 6:35 pm

Cassie of Sydney:

Just like Shane Drumgold’s position is untenable, the ACT Victims of Crime Commisssioner, Heidi Yates’ position, is now also untenable.

I dips my lid to you, Cassie.
You initially said this was going to take scalps a long way up the chain and not going to stop at the young studlings imprisonment. I wonder how far up the ladder this one will go?

Frank
Frank
May 22, 2023 6:36 pm

I really don’t need another useless bin around the house and am thinking of taking it to the council offices and leaving it there with a letter stating that it is not needed and that I am not paying for it.

I thought it was for recycling batteries and used sump oil.

Tom
Tom
May 22, 2023 6:38 pm

Watching SBS Food and laughing out at the descendants of the Nimbin hippies using their bully pulpit to preach the animist religion of climate change.

These dummies actually believe all the anti-scientific climate nonsense, apparently because it confirms to them just how evil is the human race (which also tells them how evil nature is, unless it can be used to reduce humans to the primitive past).

There is no room for progress in modern Green communism, just struggle and self-induced poverty.

Of course, no-one will ever vote to reduce their standard of living, which is why the communists are resorting to the censorship of ideas to convince the proletariat they can be happy owning nothing and being poor.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 22, 2023 6:40 pm

Robert S

How far to go? At least to one or more of the Mean Girls would be my hope.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
May 22, 2023 6:40 pm

They need to think it through. Wouldn’t this make aboriginals pre-Neanderthal? Is that the message they want to send?

The reason they never settled in one place is because when they first arrived in the Hadean the surface of the earth was too hot to sit on. Just 10’s of millions of years shifting from one foot to the other.

Frank
Frank
May 22, 2023 6:44 pm

Those council bins are a bit of a scam. They charge you to deliver the household food scraps to them and then presumably also pay for the cost of turning it into compost which they then sell back to you. Pretty good business plan which they will still manage to screw up.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 6:45 pm

How far to go? At least to one or more of the Mean Girls would be my hope.

Wouldn’t be surprised to see Gallagher turfed from Cabinet. Don’t think the Liars would be prepared to lose kd wrong, the elder statesman.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 22, 2023 6:47 pm

Watching SBS Food and laughing out at the descendants of the Nimbin hippies

It’s ironic that the area is turning into a sort of country NSW version of Beverley Hills.

Notoriously private couple Margot Robbie and husband Tom Ackerley enjoy a fun day in Byron Bay before going house hunting (14 May)

Margot Robbie and her husband Tom Ackerley are on the hunt for a home in Byron Bay.

And on Friday, the Hollywood star, 32, and British film producer, 33, enjoyed a fun day in Byron Bay before inspecting a stunning property.

Long way from the old days of a tin pot village full of stoners.

Roger
Roger
May 22, 2023 6:48 pm

They need to think it through. Wouldn’t this make aboriginals pre-Neanderthal? Is that the message they want to send?

A good portion of the public will opt for emotions over reason on any given day.

That’s where they appear to be pinning their hopes.

Such is democracy.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 22, 2023 6:48 pm

Never heard of them thank goodness.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 6:50 pm

It’s pretty hard to make good compost in a home garden. Most bins just do not get hot enough. A worm farm works pretty well for most vegetable food scraps but requires more diligence than most people would be prepared to give it and even then can run off the rails from time to time.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
May 22, 2023 6:53 pm

Given sTan Grant’s chequered broadcast history and perhaps a realisation of talent deficit. Nothing like grasping an immutable characteristic as a last straw and then quitting the Q&A gig – perchance using racism as the excuse for the self-sabotage lest slipping ratings tell the real story?

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 6:54 pm

Some pillock complained in that DM article that Margot Robie got her start in Hollywood because she’s “conventionally pretty”.

That’s normally how it works, champ.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 6:55 pm

Long way from the old days of a tin pot village full of stoners.

You mean superannuated old Boomers like Red Kezza?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 22, 2023 6:56 pm

I have no doubt Aboriginal tribes would happily drive off other tribes to secure better hunting grounds – conquest again.

Happened just over a century ago – the OG crew around Mutitjulu (Ayers Rock) were killed off during the Spanish Flu, so the tribe next door got sick of eating lizards and went for their waterholes, the roos that were drawn to them and so on.

In this day and age, ‘better hunting’ refers to tribes excluding others from fat Gummint paychecks. Think ATSIC.

mem
mem
May 22, 2023 6:56 pm

Had an interesting experience today. Was all set to watch the Inquiry in Canberra having cleared the deck of other household duties. Sitting back watched opening statements involving rap over knuckles by Head Honcho of Inquiry for Drumgold’s brief on use of inflammatory language, big smack for media doing paparazzi’s on Drumgold and also for media impugning of persons yet to take stand. Then phone rang and had to leg it to hairdresser as tomorrow’s appointment cancelled, but could do it now. Different hairdresser. Well, thought she was blond bimbo but no, totally on the ball and has fingered Climate Change as nonsense, thinks renewables are devastating landscape and will tie herself to her gas stove if they come for it. She then asked me for my take on nuclear energy which I gave plus references that she plans to look up. Went away buoyed that there is still life and common sense in the Melbourne suburbs.

calli
calli
May 22, 2023 6:58 pm

They need to think it through. Wouldn’t this make aboriginals pre-Neanderthal? Is that the message they want to send?

“Since time began” goes back to pre-Pangea. Tethans?

I’m reminded of that movie, “Altered States” starring William Hurt.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 22, 2023 6:58 pm

It’s pretty hard to make good compost in a home garden. Most bins just do not get hot enough.

Put a human arm in it. The temperature goes through the roof. Best compost ever.

Oh wait. Forget I said anything.

Chris
Chris
May 22, 2023 7:01 pm

So another waste story: WA has implemented the 10c container deposit. Seems to apply to drinks that are drunk in public places; for instance not wine bottles – or turps.
So we fill up the bag they gave us.
Then what? We have to go in business hours to their stupid receival point, lug the things in and claim the money? My beloved assiduously collected the things, then tossed the whole sack in the recycle bin.
She will drive 20km to use the $2.23 discount vouchers for guzzoline, and just throws double that in the bin!
And then I go to my club to empty the bins. A woolpack full of containers,maybe 1500, and I am told we have to feed them one at a time into the recycle unit to get the credit! Is this the greatest rort for Government since stamp and coin collecting?

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 7:02 pm

QandA was certainly a sinking ship. Even before Snowcone became a house husband. The nightly late night current affairs program with Snowcone had already hit the rocks.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 22, 2023 7:02 pm

Tinta – I think Stan has caught the Colin Kaepernick disease. Both talented guys whose brains exploded due to imaginary racism. It’s sad. Adam Goodes was another one, and Noel Pearson is going down the same rabbithole lately. Fallout from making absolutely everything about race: susceptible people then see racism everywhere. It’s a type of clinical paranoia I think.

calli
calli
May 22, 2023 7:06 pm

QandA was certainly a sinking ship.

We couldn’t even parody it in the end.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 7:10 pm

We couldn’t even parody it in the end.

Once Gillard was skewered it lapsed into tragedy.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 7:12 pm

Each week Ol’ Leathery would lead an empassioned cry for clear air. So much raw material.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 22, 2023 7:13 pm

Robert Sewell, the Aircraft Spruce website has all sorts of aircraft bits including nuts, bolts etc.
http://www.aircraftspruce.com
Do you have an aircraft maintenance organisation at the local airport? Dunno about a couple of kilos but you should be able to get odds and sods bits from them. Do offer to pay, they hate people trying to get stuff for free.
What do you need the bits for? The car racing/hot rod/dragster type people also extensively use aircraft hardware and hose fittings. See Speedflow in Taree.

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 22, 2023 7:15 pm

Just wow. So I assume this couple worked hard for their retirement. Hun:

A pair of entitled Boomers are going viral after contacting a newspaper column with some truly outrageous money “problems”.

The retirees – both worth millions – separately wrote to the Sun Herald’s George Cochrane seeking financial advice that revealed they were shockingly out of touch with the financial struggles most younger Australians currently faced.

The first featured a 78-year-old man and his 79-year-old wife who receive an account-based pension from their self-managed super fund (SMSF).

As of July 2017, his holding was $1,599,956 and his wife’s $675,590 – a combined total of almost $2.3 million.

Their combined super funds are invested in Australian shares and give a “healthy return” – however, in the years since 2017, some of their shareholdings have “more than doubled in value”, meaning the husband’s part of the SMSF was now “well over the $3 million limit which the government intends to bring in”.

“What will be the tax implications if my SMSF reaches $4 million and my wife’s $1.8 million? Should we sell some of our shares to stay below the $3 million threshold?” he asked. (a fairly benign question I would think?

And in a second letter sent to the paper’s Money page, a 60-year-old recently-retired woman revealed she and her 50-year-old husband – who have a property valued at $4 million and who accessed the wife’s super to pay down the $300,000 mortgage, while the husband has half a million in super – are planning to relocate to Europe “to a less expensive property so we can travel”.

The couple “prefer not to work” and have no children, so “intend to spend all our money”. “What would be a good strategy?” the woman asked.

The column was shared on Twitter by The Guardian’s deputy news editor Josephine Tovey, who hit out at the “generational inequality” it represented.

“Honestly if you want to get your blood up about generational inequality in Australia may I recommended the letters on the Money page of the Sun Herald? What problems to have,” she wrote.

The post struck a chord with Aussies, attracting hundreds of likes, comments and retweets and with Twitter users variously describing the Boomers’ attitudes as “entitled” and “greedy”.

“Bloody heck the dilemma! Sickens me, not what super was intended for,” one person wrote. (then what the phuck is it for numbnuts?)

“What baffling capitalist greed …” another said.

“I’ve always found this column loaded with whinging people who have too much money a real insult to general society. All they want to do is get free advice on how to rort the system when they can easily afford a financial advisor. Vile people,” yet another commented.

It comes as new YouGov research commissioned by Findex has revealed two out of three Australians aged 35 to 65 are now worried they won’t have enough money to retire.

The majority (52 per cent) of Baby Boomers and 38 per cent of Gen X noted they were “not confident” of having the money needed to retire compared to 31 per cent of Millennials.

“This paints the picture that most Aussies have adopted a ‘kick it down the road’ mentality to retirement. But when the time eventually comes, they’re faced with the reality that their existing savings and superannuation balance are insufficient in this economic climate,” Findex co-CEO Matt Games said.

According to the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia Retirement Standard, a retiree today needs upwards of $500,000 in their super balance.

This sits well above the national average of $356,000 and $288,000 respectively for men and women in their early 60s.

The mewling quim is strong in this article. FMD

Pogria
Pogria
May 22, 2023 7:15 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
May 22, 2023 at 5:15 pm
We have now reached the 65,000 years mark. Had been on 60,000 for quite a while. Must have discovered some new historical evidence proving the new 5,000 years.

I’m remembering when it was 20,000 years.

Robert, when I was in high school in the seventies, we were told it was ten thousand years. I still have my Social Studies textbook from then. It had a picture of Neville, the Aboriginal on the blue cover. I will try to dig it out when I have time. I still haven’t unpacked all my boxes of books since the Big Move.

Roger
Roger
May 22, 2023 7:16 pm

It’s a type of clinical paranoia I think.

Or he’s just seeking publicity to promote his book.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 22, 2023 7:17 pm

So another waste story: WA has implemented the 10c container deposit

My local R.S.L. has made some thousands of dollars from the scheme, but we tried putting out bins, only to have the swampies dump dirty nappies and half eaten junk food…

Cassie of Sydney
May 22, 2023 7:17 pm

“Wouldn’t this make aboriginals pre-Neanderthal? “

Not just that, if so, doesn’t this make them “unrelated” to other human beings. It’s almost as though they think they evolved here. Are they not part of the human story? Australian Aborigines have Denisovan DNA

I reckon they’ve been here no longer than 50,000 years, if that.

Cassie of Sydney
May 22, 2023 7:17 pm

“Wouldn’t this make aboriginals pre-Neanderthal? “

Not just that, if so, doesn’t this make them “unrelated” to other human beings. It’s almost as though they think they evolved here. Are they not part of the human story? Australian Aborigines have Denisovan DNA

I reckon they’ve been here no longer than 50,000 years, if that.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 22, 2023 7:17 pm

The current canbra shitshow and the ABC tantrum just show what horrible, spoilt people the pollimuppet-meja class are.

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 7:18 pm

I may have enough money to retire.

I am sure a future government, however, will expropriate it from me, *legally*.

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 22, 2023 7:18 pm

Don’t think the Liars would be prepared to lose kd wrong, the elder statesman.

Another contender for interwebs winner. Elder statesman indeed

Pogria
Pogria
May 22, 2023 7:19 pm

oops, sorry Zulu for placing the wrong name to my comment. I have had too many sherbets with my chilli tonight. hic.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 22, 2023 7:19 pm

Twitter users variously describing the Boomers’ attitudes as “entitled” and “greedy”

‘Boomers! Casting this country into the volcano! Give it to me! All to me!’

Ah, that takes me back.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 22, 2023 7:20 pm

I wouldn’t give a Boomer two sticks.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 22, 2023 7:24 pm

Robert, when I was in high school in the seventies, we were told it was ten thousand years.

My grandfather claimed that, in the early 1920’s, he was told that Aborigines had been for a few hundred years ..

Indolent
Indolent
May 22, 2023 7:25 pm
H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 7:25 pm

A lot of Boomers are still having to tow their caravans with 200 series Landcruisers. A little sympathy wouldn’t hurt.

Cassie of Sydney
May 22, 2023 7:26 pm

Jim Betts, who appeared before a senate estimates hearing in Canberra today where he was asked about why he wore a t-shirt emblazoned with the far-left black power fist in the colours of the Aboriginal flag was, less than two years ago, hand-picked by a so called Liberal premier by the name of Gladys Berejiklian to run the Department of Premier and Cabinet here in NSW. To his credit, one of the first things Perrottet did when he became premier was to flick the far-left Betts. And now Betts ends up in Canberra.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 22, 2023 7:27 pm

Tomsays:

May 22, 2023 at 3:19 pm

Country golf courses have their own charm.

I would nominate Port Fairy golf club (west of Warrnambool), with its dunes and coastal cliffs, as Australia’s best country course

Only played there once with my brother.
Pre-booked weeks in advance.
Come the day it was blowing a gale straight off the sea. Even the holes with a tail wind were really hard to play.
I’m sure it is great on a still, sunny spring day, but not in Sco’ish weather thanks.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 7:33 pm

Pretty tough to do anything about the warehousing and recycling of Liars staff between the States and Canberra. Gillard was the classic case in point.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 22, 2023 7:34 pm

Wasn’t Betts brought to Australia by Kennett?

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 22, 2023 7:36 pm

Split the Met into ‘Hillside’ and ‘Bayside’ trains. Cribbing Major’s disastrous privatization of British Rail.

mem
mem
May 22, 2023 7:37 pm

Black Ballsays:
May 22, 2023 at 7:15 pm
Just wow. So I assume this couple worked hard for their retirement. Hun:

My guess is that the “terrible plight” of these battlers is all made up including their financials. Phony, phony, phony, but gets click bait and pushes the political cause of hate the rich. All faux.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 22, 2023 7:38 pm

Chrissays

If yours is anything like the NSW & Qld scheme you will actually pay around 12c per container. You get 10c back but the 2c is an admin charge to run the scheme. I tried researching the company that oversees the collection in NSW when living there but found nothing of substance.

At least in NSW businesses were lumped with the burden of collecting this tax, accounting and passing up to the state under threat of fines. Also from what I can tell if said container isn’t cashed state keeps the money too. Feds also refused to GST exempt the 12c so add another 1.2c on top for Canberra.

Nice shonky new tax that is dressed up as saving Gaia.

Robert Sewell
May 22, 2023 7:39 pm

Frank:

Stan Grant claque. Sometimes they must despair at the quality of their own side. Note the numpty at left with his fist in the air, total spud.

Count the Lefty head tilts!

Indolent
Indolent
May 22, 2023 7:41 pm

This is Canadian but I think it translates well.

Woke has only one purpose

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 22, 2023 7:41 pm

Dotsays:
May 22, 2023 at 7:18 pm
I may have enough money to retire.

I am sure a future government, however, will expropriate it from me, *legally*.

See the legal changes in Canberra to get around the 1994 legislation on acquiring property.

Indolent
Indolent
May 22, 2023 7:43 pm
Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 22, 2023 7:46 pm

ABC staff – #IStandWithStan
Sign language for the blind.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 22, 2023 7:46 pm

Robert Sewellsays:
May 22, 2023 at 7:39 pm
Frank:

Stan Grant claque. Sometimes they must despair at the quality of their own side. Note the numpty at left with his fist in the air, total spud.

Lots holding up “We reject racism” signs. I wonder how many also bleat about “white privilege” with absolutely no self-awareness?

Indolent
Indolent
May 22, 2023 7:47 pm

Dr. John Campbell

mRNA pathophysiology

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 22, 2023 7:47 pm

Indolentsays:
May 22, 2023 at 7:42 pm
Neil Oliver: There’s nothing green about the green agenda…just plain old greed!

The Greed Agenda, I like it!

Dot
Dot
May 22, 2023 7:51 pm

AI has gone…too far

Peter Griffin Sings “The Trooper” (ai cover)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR3Hr9UfKX0

(Thank god it is not self aware yet, but this is the content it will scan for now, unfortunately)

Top Ender
Top Ender
May 22, 2023 7:51 pm

Isn’t Stan hosting Q&A tonight, for the last time?

Presumably therefore he’ll be burning the studio to the ground in a final act of defiance, while the striking ABC staff stand around and applaud.

C’mon Stan, double down!

Robert Sewell
May 22, 2023 7:52 pm

Chris:

I am holding off buying a good quality repro Brown Bess with bayonet and scabbard for $1K.
Technology has advanced; I want to build a matchlock and a German cheek-stock wheellock.

Let me know when they put out a Sturmgewher

Indolent
Indolent
May 22, 2023 7:53 pm
Robert Sewell
May 22, 2023 7:54 pm

P:

“They’re 44 years into (the lease) and the government’s saying, we’re going to compulsorily acquire the land, the buildings and rip up the service contract,” Fr Percy said.

That means we can just tear up the leases the Chinese have on our ports.
Good oh!

Indolent
Indolent
May 22, 2023 7:55 pm
Zipster
Zipster
May 22, 2023 8:03 pm
Robert Sewell
May 22, 2023 8:04 pm

Boambee John:

That ACT suspension of previous laws on acquiring on just terms sounds very like an Enabling Act.

It does, doesn’t it?
In fact, the ability to just suspend a law they don’t like, whenever they feel like it doesn’t suit their agenda is almost identical to the Enabling Act.

shatterzzz
May 22, 2023 8:06 pm

Perhaps- probably I think – that what Drumgold meant was that from the fact that Higgins was undressed a jury would infer that sexual activity had taken place. Perhaps they did; who knows?

Bloody hell! .. Drumgold must be on a good wicket or have ahell of an imagination ! ..
I undress every, bloody, night and still end up sleeping on my own …. LOL!

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 22, 2023 8:11 pm

what Drumgold meant was that from the fact that Higgins was undressed a jury would infer that sexual activity had taken place

Would infer? Try may infer.

Unless that jury were to be properly instructed by the judge. Which they almost certainly would be, to limit the possibility of appeals. And which also means – yeah nah yeah but nah. The prosecution can raise the possibility of the jury drawing that inference, but it would be smacked out of the park by Hizzoner in his remarks to them prior to deliberations.

A shit barrister, elevated only due to the Canberra greenhouse of networking and political leanings.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 22, 2023 8:12 pm

Suddenly, after a week of contemplation, the call is out: The ABC is more racist than the Gay Grampians and needs Struggle Sessions to put things right:

ABC Asia-Pacific newsroom presenter and journalist Jordan Fennell also shared her support.

“Backing Stan and all my indigenous, first nations, and POC colleagues who face horrid racism both inside the ABC and outside of it. The ABC must do better, and it has to be more than reactionary emails and lip service. #IstandwithStan #WeRejectRacism,” she tweeted.

Q+A social media producer Neryssa Azlan directed a tweet at non-Indigenous journalists.

“On my way to work since I start and finish late on show nights … but I hope non-Indigenous journos who are out supporting Stan in any capacity take this time to self-reflect and figure out ways how we ourselves have been complicit and how we can be better,” she wrote.

A horrid cynic might think this has all been coordinated to maximise their ABC ‘s contribution to getting the Voice over the line. A preemptive strike on the Hate Media daring to voice No opinions.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 22, 2023 8:12 pm

I undress every, bloody, night

Gah! Rape!

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
May 22, 2023 8:14 pm

Large scale Solar is the Agent Orange of renewables – it’s a defoliant.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 22, 2023 8:16 pm

Damien Hardwick (Richmond coach) gonski.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 22, 2023 8:22 pm

Triple premiership coach Damien Hardwick has sensationally quit Richmond with one-and-a-half years remaining on his contract.

Hardwick is expected to inform players and staff of the shock decision at Punt Rd on Tuesday morning. He will coach his final game against Port Adelaide on Sunday at the MCG.

This is what happens when you do your nuts over Wife #2 while having a midlife crisis at the same time.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 22, 2023 8:24 pm

Obviously, this allows the real Richmond coach to take over the reins publicly.

Put your hand up, Brooke Cotchin.

Robert Sewell
May 22, 2023 8:24 pm

Boambee John:

They need to think it through. Wouldn’t this make aboriginals pre-Neanderthal? Is that the message they want to send?
And when Australia was part of Gondwana, wasn’t it located near the South Pole? How did they survive under all that ice? Frozen kangaroo steaks?

I have tried to make this Neanderthal connection here on a couple of previous occasions but it’s gotten bogged down in irrelevancies each time.
There doesn’t seem to be any haste by the Universities to try for genetic connections either.
It’s a bit like the Christmas? Islands gene history – it got quickly and quietly shelved when it became obvious some of the genealogical links were a bit ‘factual’ on who had fathered who.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 22, 2023 8:24 pm

How solar farms took over the California desert: ‘An oasis has become a dead sea’

And after that a junkyard.

Recycling ‘end-of-life’ solar panels, wind turbines, is about to be climate tech’s big waste business (13 May, via Climate Depot)

A wind turbine is recyclable, from the steel tower to the composite blades, typically 170 feet long, but most ends up being thrown away, a waste total that will reach a cumulative mass of 2.2 million metric tons by 2050.

Currently, about 90% of end-of-life or defective solar panels also end up in landfills, largely because it costs far less to dump them than to recycle them.

“We have done a phenomenal job making solar efficient and cost-effective, but really have not done anything yet on making it circular and dealing with the end-of-life,” says Solarcycle CEO Suvi Sharma.

The trouble with “making it circular and dealing with the end-of-life” is that costs a huge amount of money, which if added onto the life cycle cost of the renewables installation would make them even more uneconomic than they are now. So everyone is currently sweeping the mess under the carpet and hope no one notices the millions of tonnes of dead panels and wind turbine blades.

Hypocrisy on steroids from the clean ‘n’ green.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 22, 2023 8:27 pm

Mme Zulu has discovered a couple of bottles of “Suckfizzle” – it’s a West Australian white wine. She thought she had run out months ago.

Zipster
Zipster
May 22, 2023 8:27 pm

Bugatti Chiron Super Sport vs Rimac Nevera

I test drove a Tesla YP. good grief, the acceleration, for whats effectively a normal road car is just unbelievable. it’s totally addictive.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 22, 2023 8:32 pm

KD at 8:11.
“Infer”.
A very, very strange word to use in a criminal law context.
What with, you know, all that “beyond reasonable doubt” kinda stuff.
Yes, prosecutors can try to “infer” with a bit of dot-joining on circumstantials, but a good judge will yank the chain if they get a bit too “inferency”.
And, yes, the judge will definitely warn a jury about getting too inferency.
Or, as we prefer to call it, stitching up an accused.

shatterzzz
May 22, 2023 8:34 pm

It’s pretty hard to make good compost in a home garden

being one of those fortunate gardeners with 10 green thumbs and a 96% success rate with plants .. a garden the size of a small park and in the beginning very little cash I worked out a novel mulch creation scheme ..
half fill the individual pot(s) big/small/whatever with the food waste/garden weeds .. cover with several pages of newprint (papers/catalogues/letters) top off with soil and either plant whatever in the pots or just leave ’em .. 3 months later or when plant calls it quits/needs bigger surroundings empty it all out and you’ve got 100% soil … and start again …..!
Using the newsprint to split the garbage half from the soil ensures the weeds/food scraps die off before they can penetrate the paper … and allows the plant keep on keepin’ on …!
Same with leaves .. half fill bin/wheelbarrow but no paper just top up with soil/dirt doubles the breakdown time & produces excellent mulch/soil …..
But if your really keen and don’t mind spending a few bob head out to a mushroom farm and buy mushroom manure .. I used to go out to Richmond, NSW and pick-up 10/20 50kg bags at a time for a $1 each .. probably, a bit dearer nowadays, been 5 years since I last bought any, but still a lot cheaper than commercial potting mix/soil …

Robert Sewell
May 22, 2023 8:35 pm

Eyrie:
“Oh wait. Forget I said anything.”

Do you have an aircraft maintenance organisation at the local airport? Dunno about a couple of kilos but you should be able to get odds and sods bits from them. Do offer to pay, they hate people trying to get stuff for free.
What do you need the bits for? The car racing/hot rod/dragster type people also extensively use aircraft hardware and hose fittings. See Speedflow in Taree.

No, no, I was just wondering what alloy they were made of.

(I think I got away with it.)

Mark from Melbourne
Mark from Melbourne
May 22, 2023 8:38 pm

“The overwhelming message from our Town Hall meeting was that senior doctors and other staff have been ignored by the ACT Government and given no opportunity for consultation or to warn against the mistakes the Government is making,” Professor Walter Abhayaratna, AMA ACT president, said.

Whilst I in no way condone the appropriation that the ACT Town Council is attempting, perhaps the good doctor might care to reflect upon his words as they apply to certain other medical situations over the past few years?

Perhaps having it shoved down your throat isn’t quite as much fun when you’re the shovee not the shover?

And “mistakes the government is making”??? Surely that never happens…

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
May 22, 2023 8:40 pm

Robert Sewell says: May 22, 2023 at 7:52 pm

Let me know when they put out a Sturmgewher

We spent the last 5 years trying to shake off the undeserved Garage Nasties smearing and then you go and say something like that. Sheesh.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2023 8:44 pm

Think I only ever got one load of mushroom compost over the years. I thought there was a pH issue with extended use? Calli might know. I never get too wound up over pH issues.

shatterzzz
May 22, 2023 8:47 pm

It comes as new YouGov research commissioned by Findex has revealed two out of three Australians aged 35 to 65 are now worried they won’t have enough money to retire.

I luvs reading these 1st world problems from, us, oldies .. here’s me (75) living in a drug infested Western Sydney “houso” estate wiv nuttin’ but me OAP to get by on and there’s folks out there wiv $millions worrying if they can survive another few years ….. I’m on normal OAP rate, just under $1100 a fortnight (nuttin’ else coming in) and most fortnights spend less than half .. I’m cash richer now than I’ve ever been in my life and it just keeps mounting up week in, week out ..
By the time I callz it quits the grandees (8 of ’em) might, actually, be pleasantly surprised ….

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 22, 2023 8:48 pm

I note Googlery hasn’t been doing much inferencing of late.
Inferencing has consequences.

Muddy
Muddy
May 22, 2023 8:50 pm

Roger says:
May 22, 2023 at 6:48 pm

A good portion of the public will opt for emotions over reason on any given day.

Emotions work because they entail both an actual (brain chemical) and a perceived (belonging, acceptance in the popular crowd), reward.

Similarly, people are being conditioned to equate happiness or self-acceptance with external acclamation. To wit: Indigenous Round, Trans day this, Gay Pride that, etc. When the affirmation of others suddenly stops, and the spotlight moves on to the latest ‘it,’ the absence of constant acknowledgement will be interpreted as ‘hate.’ Then the dysfunction REALLY starts. A whole new genus of our species is being psychologically moulded.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 22, 2023 8:51 pm

No, no, I was just wondering what alloy they were made of.

Metal.
Specific alloys of aluminium.
Titanium.
Some stainless steel.
All coated in iodine.
Of course.
Now go put a kink in an IV.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 22, 2023 8:56 pm

I note Googlery hasn’t been doing much inferencing of late.
Inferencing has consequences.

Weren’t he and Top Ender co operating on a revisionist history of Japan, during World War Two? The Japanese trying to negotiate a surrender in 1943?

Muddy
Muddy
May 22, 2023 8:57 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:
May 22, 2023 at 8:27 pm

Mme Zulu has discovered a couple of bottles of “Suckfizzle”

Sounds like the name of a Year Zero (Gr**ns) pollie.
Or the title of a documentary about the Liberal Party.
Then you exchange the ‘s’ with the ‘f’ and you gotta whole lot of options.
If youse’ll pardon my Fenech.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 22, 2023 9:00 pm

Police ‘acted hour after boyfriend’s call’

By KRISTIN SHORTEN
Investigative Journalist
and Remy Varga
NSW Reporter
@RemyVarga
8:53PM May 22, 2023

The police officer in charge of the investigation into Brittany Higgins’s rape allegations has revealed the immense pressure investigators were under to charge Bruce Lehrmann, culminating in a direct phone call from her boyfriend, David Sharaz, to a senior detective threatening to publicly condemn the time being taken.

Detective Superintendent Scott Moller gave evidence to the Sofronoff inquiry on Monday that within an hour of Mr Sharaz calling Detective Inspector Marcus Boorman, he was given ­instruct­ions to serve a summons on Mr Lehrmann for one count of sexual intercourse without consent.

Superintendent Moller agreed that at the time the decision was made by his boss, Commander Michael Chew, investigators were faced with “the potential threat of Ms Higgins going public about the delay”.
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Detectives were under so much pressure to progress the case against their professional beliefs that many went on stress leave, Superintendent Moller said.

He confirmed that as The Australian reported last year, police did not believe there was enough evidence to charge Mr Lehrmann but agreed to do so after receiving advice from ACT Director of Public Prosecutions Shane Drumgold.

Superintendent Moller said his investigators did not believe they had met the evidentiary threshold to charge Mr Lehrmann so he signed the summons himself.

“I swore the summons because I did not want to put any of my staff in the position where they had to do something they didn’t want to do, didn’t believe in, so I did it,” he said.

“I didn’t think there was enough evidence and then I received the director’s advice and certainly from his advice, I decided to go ahead.”

Superintendent Moller also revealed Ms Higgins was allowed to watch CCTV footage of herself and Mr Lehrmann at Parliament House because she was “so keen to see it” – even though it could have corrupted her evidence – as police felt obliged under their ­“victim-centric” approach to show it to her.

Superintendent Moller said Ms Higgins “continually asked” to see the footage, which showed the pair exiting and entering Parliament House on the night Ms Higgins claims Mr Lehrmann raped her on a sofa in senator Linda Reynolds’s office.

“In a normal investigation, we would never show somebody evidence like that because it might influence their evidence later in court,” he said.

Superintendent Moller agreed to a suggestion by counsel assisting, Joshua Jones, that Ms Higgins had expressed to police that “her memory had been corrupted” by speaking with journalists.

shatterzzz
May 22, 2023 9:02 pm

And in, terribly, sad GeordieLand news .. I mentioned the other day my hometown fitba team, GATESHEAD, playing at Wembley in their 1st ever CUP final ..
they got beat 1-0 .. according to the reports they were the better team but, unfortunately, in fitba it’s not how good you look/play but how many goals you score ……!

Crossie
Crossie
May 22, 2023 9:02 pm

Chris Kenny just admitted on air that Stan Grant is a friend. His spruiking of the voice now makes sense.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 22, 2023 9:06 pm

Detective Superintendent Scott Moller gave evidence to the Sofronoff inquiry on Monday that within an hour of Mr Sharaz calling Detective Inspector Marcus Boorman, he was given ­instruct­ions to serve a summons on Mr Lehrmann for one count of sexual intercourse without consent.

Superintendent Moller agreed that at the time the decision was made by his boss, Commander Michael Chew, investigators were faced with “the potential threat of Ms Higgins going public about the delay”.

One may be forgiven for having the impression that Moller and Boorman put their nuts in a vice from the get-go, knew they were doing it, and showed far more fortitude than the ‘investigators’ in other politically-motivated prosecutions in recent years.

One hour. One single hour. No statements. No investigation whatsoever. Instructed to ‘serve a summons’.

Piss off.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 22, 2023 9:13 pm

Knuckle Draggersays:

May 22, 2023 at 8:24 pm

Obviously, this allows the real Richmond coach to take over the reins publicly.

Put your hand up, Brooke Cotchin.

Funny.
Just chatting to a bloke today who was a reasonable footier back in the day and more recently a coach.
I mentioned that I found it strange that Hardwick was making excuses for #9 and Revoldt, talking about playing them injured but he needs them because of more serious injuries to other players.
His take?
“Bullshit. He’s actually making excuses for himself. He didn’t cull them when he should have, so now he has to play them or explain why he has $1 million worth of cattle kicking the frost off the grass in the twos. As for playing injured players? How many coaches pick a different side and adjust the game plan if tall forwards are injured?
He won’t be there next year.”

I have a toldya so coming up.

Cassie of Sydney
May 22, 2023 9:16 pm

Matthew Goodwin is a British professor who lectures in Politics at the University of Kent. Goodwin doesn’t flinch. I urge everyone to please listen to this, Goodwin gave this talk at the UK National Conservatism conference last week. He doesn’t flinch in his analysis. Whilst he’s speaking about the UK Conservative Party, his words apply equally to the Liberal Party here in this country. You can hear the anger, the despair, the frustration and the bitterness in Goodwin’s voice when he’s talking about the UK Conservative Party, and that frustration, despair, anger and bitterness is something I also feel towards the Liberal Party in this country…..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRasyYVYyjI&list=WL&index=1

I also urge everyone to listen to the other speakers at this conference. It’s a rich smorgasbord of conservative and right-wing thinkers and speakers, among them Louise Perry, Douglas Murray, Yoram Hazony, Juliet Samuel, Melanie Phillips, Mary Harrington, Theodore Dalrymple and others.

Mark from Melbourne
Mark from Melbourne
May 22, 2023 9:18 pm

Chris Kenny just admitted on air that Stan Grant is a friend. His spruiking of the voice now makes sense

Whatever one of my friends might think, I’m obliged to think also??? Tarred with the same brush, one might say??

I’m going to out myself. I have friends who think “bad things” (one was even for Gay marriage… or was that one was against, and the rest for? I forget.). I’m sure some even flirt with “the left”. Banned for life is probably too good for me.

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