Open Thread – Tues 6 June 2023


Throne of Mercy, Albrecht Dürer, 1511

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Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
June 6, 2023 6:39 pm

I wouldn’t be putting my money into the USA right now.
A Republican victory might change that. One hopes.

Razey
Razey
June 6, 2023 6:43 pm

It wont easy under the Sleazy Airbus.

Speedbox
June 6, 2023 6:44 pm

JC says:
June 6, 2023 at 6:00 pm

Interesting point JC. You probably know that Russian wages are very low by western standards but then so is the cost of basic foods and other items. I’ve always thought their cars (whether local or imported) were relatively expensive compared to income and I’ve notice the price of real estate in some areas is definitely on an upward trend. In some locations you would now need a ‘western income’ to buy the property. (the upward trend is not uniform – just a few areas).

With regard to the small factories, my Russian friends say that local entrepreneurs are the main ‘culprits’ who are thinking they can fill assorted supply holes by local production. I’m told that some older factories, that in a couple of cases have actually been dormant for years, are being refurbished and cranked back into action. Although small, these are creating employment in the refurbishment activities and then when in production.

Time will tell whether this is a good thing for the local Russians or whether it comes back to bite. Mind you, it is all interconnected with the Russia/Ukraine conflict and my crystal ball is a bit foggy on how that will end.

JC
JC
June 6, 2023 6:45 pm

Wodney, why would I give shit if you agreed or disagreed with me, you stupid limey wog?

Germans living in Nazi Germany weren’t exactly able to move money across borders to the US you economically illiterate dickhead. This means that your stupid and irrelevant comment is exactly that -stupid and irrelevant. Now piss off you moron and need I remind you that your parole officer is watching your every move and the only reason to got out of the clink early this time is that you promised to behave -even on blogs.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 6, 2023 6:45 pm

Konichiwa, Razey-san!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 6, 2023 6:45 pm

Limey wog?

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 6, 2023 6:47 pm

And all Albo can do is scream waaaacist at anyone who isn’t all-in for the Voice grifters.

I’m not sure that is going to play well outside the Friends of the ALPBC.

Johnny Rotten
June 6, 2023 6:48 pm

m0ntysays:
June 6, 2023 at 6:34 pm
Russia is most definitely not in a stronger position now than before they started the war.

Absolute Rubbish Comment from an armchair wanker playing with his/her/its thingy. Russia has never been stronger. The Sanctions have actually made Russia stronger. Well done Dozy Blinden and maybe he should go to Spec Savers so not to fall over so much.

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 6, 2023 6:49 pm

Limey wog?

Let’s not split hairs here.

JC
JC
June 6, 2023 6:49 pm

Sancho Panzer says:
June 6, 2023 at 6:45 pm

Limey wog?

What do you think? It’s actually American, or at least NY trading desk lingo when you had a limey broker on the speaker barking prices and we couldn’t tell what the hell idiot was saying because of the stupid accent.

Top Ender
Top Ender
June 6, 2023 6:51 pm

The father of an Australian soldier murdered in Afghanistan has spoken out in support of former SAS warrior Ben Roberts-Smith.

Hugh Poate’s son Robert, 23, was playing cards with two other Australians when they were gunned down by a rogue Afghan soldier called Hekmatullah in 2012.

“Ben Roberts-Smith was following orders to catch Hekmatullah who had murdered our son and two other Australian soldiers,” Mr Poate said.

Intelligence led them to the village of Darwan where Justice Anthony Besanko found Mr Roberts-Smith kicked a farmer called Ali Jan off a cliff and ordered him shot.

“These citizens in the village could well have been a citizen one day and pulling the trigger the next, that’s the way the Taliban operated,” Mr Poate said.

“This should have been reported to provide some balance and context.”

Daily Tele – comments not allowed but asking “do you know more?”

Barry
Barry
June 6, 2023 6:51 pm

Sovereignty was “ceded” as soon as they took whitefella welfare.

Paid in full.

JC
JC
June 6, 2023 6:51 pm

It was freaking hilarious at times when the Americans in all serious would mock poms for not speaking English.

calli
calli
June 6, 2023 6:52 pm

Benjamin Disraeli
John Profumo

My personal favourite…

Peter Capaldi

Johnny Rotten
June 6, 2023 6:53 pm

JCsays:
June 6, 2023 at 6:45 pm
Wodney, why would I give shit if you agreed or disagreed with me, you stupid limey wog?

Always good to get a reaction from the short Arse Wap. How is Chairman Dan treating you all in the Gulag called SickToria these daze?

Once again you don’t know where you are. But then again in your small Goldfish Bowl – Who cares………………So STFU as you have NFI

Chris
Chris
June 6, 2023 6:54 pm

So while your mortgage rates and energy prices rocket upwards, Albo and Co are obsessed by da Voice.

Would make a good bumper sticker. Walk around slapping on them on cars in Sydney and Melbourne for a few weeks….

I liked the suggestion to print a sticker that says ‘Powered by coal’ and slap it on every Tesla that stands still for a few minutes.
How would you word it?
Proudly voting Labor. PAY THE RENT!

JC
JC
June 6, 2023 6:55 pm

Can you actually believe this imbecile.. Wodney.

I say the Nazi stock market rose at the outset of the Nazi attack on Russia and this two bit criminal corrects me by saying when there are war concerns in Europe the US draws in capital. As though the Nazis were able to invest openly in the US.

I hope the parole officer is watching because this idiot needs to head back to prison f0r a comment like that.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 6, 2023 6:55 pm

The father of an Australian soldier murdered in Afghanistan has spoken out in support of former SAS warrior Ben Roberts-Smith.

I’d recommend Hugh Poate’s book “Failures in Command” as required reading – W.T.F. are we doing in that shytehole?

calli
calli
June 6, 2023 6:55 pm

Whoops…I forgot Marconi!

Razey
Razey
June 6, 2023 6:58 pm

Anyone who hasn’t had a 5th shot of the magic juice is an anti-vaxxxer.

cohenite
June 6, 2023 7:01 pm

Anyone got a reference for the nein barrister Nicholas Owens SC conceding Ali Jan was a Taliban?

rosie
rosie
June 6, 2023 7:01 pm

Woot!

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 6, 2023 7:02 pm

Once again you don’t know where you are. But then again in your small Goldfish Bowl – Who cares………………So STFU as you have NFI

Silly old fool

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
June 6, 2023 7:04 pm

If nothing else all attempts to pry back land rights has been done from within the law, which is to say that they are predicated on accepting our current national sovereignty. They have to cede to our right to give it back (or not).

And far too much has been ceded back already. When were Australians ever asked if we wanted to give away our sovereign rights over so much of this continent, that we all helped to populate and develop, in favour of wandering tribes claiming a non-demonstrable overriding ‘spiritual’ attachment? They should have been given freehold building land out of Crown lands in cities and townships as a generous starter offer and told to get on with it like everyone else.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 6, 2023 7:04 pm

OpinionOpinion
Why Ben Roberts-Smith deserves no sympathy

The greatest amount of latitude and forgiveness must be given to any serviceman or woman caught up in deadly circumstances, but there should be no sympathy for Ben Roberts-Smith, writes Joe Hildebrand.

From the Daily Tele. Hildebrand admits he’s never served a day!

Johnny Rotten
June 6, 2023 7:05 pm

JCsays:
June 6, 2023 at 6:45 pm

Ha, ha, ha…………..

You couldn’t even look up the latest details of the Future Fund. And you call yourself a financial person? T.W.A.T, just like Dotty Dot of Dottiness. LOL BTW, where is Mrs Stencho Pantyhose? MIA. LOL.

Razey
Razey
June 6, 2023 7:05 pm

Hey, if anyone asks, I’ve been fully garlic’d against the Rona. Had another dose for dinner 😉

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 6, 2023 7:06 pm

Why don’t you just piss off you grotesque old clown

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 6, 2023 7:07 pm

Yes ‘frankly’ Hilderbrand is another great reason never to buy a newspaper again.

JC
JC
June 6, 2023 7:07 pm

Wodney, you need medication to calm you down. Speak to the parole officer to see you can obtain a discount on meds. You really need help. Now stop talking.

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 6, 2023 7:08 pm

Things have been on the slide since you could maintain a showgirl at a chap’s country estate without fearing about it ending up in the papers.

JC
JC
June 6, 2023 7:09 pm

Miltonf says:
June 6, 2023 at 7:06 pm

Why don’t you just piss off you grotesque old clown

Isn’t he just. He’s just disgusting.

With all those dots and a LOL at the end. He’s an abomination.

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 6, 2023 7:10 pm

Why don’t you just piss off you grotesque old clown

You’ll need to be more specific than that

calli
calli
June 6, 2023 7:10 pm

I admit, Peter Capaldi isn’t an Englishman. He’s a Scot. If he had a tartan registered, it would have to be green, white and red. And very stylish it would be.

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 6, 2023 7:10 pm

Of course Hildertrash is outraged that anyone would dare take on the meja. Anyone who does must be made an example of.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 6, 2023 7:11 pm

Therefore our capacity as a nation to be a moral force for good in our region has been supremely undermined by the findings regarding Robert-Smith.

As someone who has never served in the armed forces, I can only imagine the level of anxiety and anger that those who wear the uniform must be feeling right now.

Because if the behaviour of Roberts-Smith was to reflect poorly on their service, that would be a crime almost as bad as the actions themselves.

And that is the ultimate reason why he deserves no sympathy but only the full measure of justice.

A justice he denied those in his care.

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 6, 2023 7:13 pm

You must realize a BA (Comm) gives you the right to lecture and insult people who actually fight wars and make stuff.

Razey
Razey
June 6, 2023 7:15 pm

I predict that by the time the so called ‘Voice’ vote comes around the economy will be in such bad shape that people will vote No to punish Sleazy.

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 6, 2023 7:15 pm

Or even just a BA

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
June 6, 2023 7:21 pm

A song from out of the blue and a movie I’ve yet to watch.

?? Sir With Love – Lulu (Lyrics)

Johnny Rotten
June 6, 2023 7:25 pm

Miltonfsays:
June 6, 2023 at 7:06 pm
Why don’t you just piss off you grotesque old clown

That’s no way to talk to Jerk Off Cretin as he thinks he owns this Blog……………….lol

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 6, 2023 7:29 pm

“We sleep soundly in our beds, because rough men stand ready in the night to do violence on those who would harm us”

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
June 6, 2023 7:29 pm

Plibbers has been insulted by A Pirate Captain
https://aiinsults.com/insult/-NXEzLJxB65U5TPV7GIu

Seems to take quite a while. Maybe it is secretly mining bitcoin or something. Anyhow a couple of different characters to choose from.

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 6, 2023 7:29 pm

mole

if such an attack may cause the release of dangerous forces and consequent severe losses among the civilian population.

This is the key bit. On the size of that dam, the resulting flood would probably exceed the results of the Dams Raid (80 years ago last month) by a considerable margin.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
June 6, 2023 7:30 pm

Edward Woodward in fine form.

McCall Schools A Class Of Thugs | THE EQUALIZER

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 6, 2023 7:30 pm

iirc you can dob in a soldier for doing his job by writing to a PO Box in Belconnen. How very canbra.

Crossie
Crossie
June 6, 2023 7:31 pm

Miltonf says:
June 6, 2023 at 6:29 pm
Very much symptomatic of the increasing isolation of the political class and their contempt for those that they are supposed to serve.

No, not serve, represent and they will decide how we should be represented. It seems once we vote we become unimportant, even dispensable, the power has been transferred and is no longer ours.

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 6, 2023 7:32 pm

m0ntysays:
June 6, 2023 at 5:54 pm
The vatniks on here can faff on all they like but Russia is in a precarious position, everyone knows that.

For limited meanings of the word “everyone”.

But do please keep whistling in the dark, you will be past the haunted house soon.

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 6, 2023 7:33 pm

once we vote we become unimportant

too true with a few rare exceptions

Johnny Rotten
June 6, 2023 7:33 pm

JCsays:
June 6, 2023 at 7:07 pm

Jerk Off Cretin. Calling someone a Limey Wap is silly (wrong mix of words for an Anglo Saxon like me). You seem to have your words all mixed up. BUT, you are a Short Arse Wap which I think is just about right for a Tosser like you that doesn’t know the value of the Future Fund or much else.

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 6, 2023 7:33 pm

m0nty=fa

If this offensive fails, the Ukes are deep in the hole.

Does “everyone” know this also?

JC
JC
June 6, 2023 7:34 pm

If I did own it, you’d be gone faster than the speed of light, Wodney. And you’d end up at the Freedom Furniture fulminating about this place. Count your lucky stars and stop talking.

Crossie
Crossie
June 6, 2023 7:36 pm

cohenite says:
June 6, 2023 at 7:01 pm
Anyone got a reference for the nein barrister Nicholas Owens SC conceding Ali Jan was a Taliban?

Whatever the lawyers think is immaterial, they are paid to work on behalf of their clients. The villain in the BRS case is judge Besanko who perverted the course of justice.

Razey
Razey
June 6, 2023 7:36 pm

The house is burning and you guys are hurling insults at each other. LOL!

Roger
Roger
June 6, 2023 7:37 pm

The greatest amount of latitude and forgiveness must be given to any serviceman or woman caught up in deadly circumstances, but there should be no sympathy for Ben Roberts-Smith, writes Joe Hildebrand.

Is the pay slip worth it, Joe?

JC
JC
June 6, 2023 7:38 pm

Why do you say that the house is burning, Razey?

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 6, 2023 7:40 pm

m0ntysays:
June 6, 2023 at 6:34 pm
Russia is most definitely not in a stronger position now than before they started the war. Same goes for Ukraine, even more so as they had less to lose.

Lots of people were saying during the Bakhmut standoff that this war would last for a long time, I am not so sure. The Ukes may be 300-level champs but even the 300 got run over in the end. They might just have one more shot.

m0nty=fa, master strategist and economist (failed) supreme passes his exquisite judgement on progress in a war half a world away.

Who could not be impressed by such intellectual hubris?

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 6, 2023 7:41 pm

Yeah the meja really are over egging the omlette on this one.

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 6, 2023 7:44 pm

Lizzie

Some few people could see it coming. I wonder what the hell we are sleep-walking into ourselves now.

If you accept the mUnty solution – “the US manage to engineer a German-style soft revolution to kill off once and for all Russia’s historically warlike national character”, then World War III. The “German-style soft revolution” was only made possible by the complete and utter defeat of Germany in 1945, at a cost of tens of millions of lives.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 6, 2023 7:45 pm

“Nine’s barrister Nicholas Owens conceded in the first days of the trial that the men Roberts-Smith killed were almost “certainly insurgents”, but argued that even “the most brutal, vile member of the Taliban” could not be killed outside of the rules of engagement”

From the Oz – don’t remember when.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
June 6, 2023 7:47 pm

Miltonf says: June 6, 2023 at 7:30 pm

iirc you can dob in a soldier for doing his job by writing to a PO Box in Belconnen. How very canbra.

Yeah? That’s nothin’. You can watch a soldier doing his job from a telephone exchange in Deakin! You can’t get more Canbra than that!

Also, I may have finally figured out why you guys call Canberra “canbra”.
I mean other than lazy pronunciation.

JC
JC
June 6, 2023 7:48 pm

Quiet Chicago weekend.

Chicago shootings: 46 shot, 9 fatally, in weekend gun violence across city, police say

Lysander
Lysander
June 6, 2023 7:48 pm

I really don’t like dropping an acidic fart and then quietly departing but I have a few things on but have to report to Cats on this….I’ll check on some comments later…

On the way home there was an ad on 6PR radio that said Albo Govt are introducing “same job = same pay.”

I thought “oh yeah, gender crap.”

But, no, the ad went on…

“This is not about gender disparity, the Govt is introducing same work, same pay for certain professions which means you will be forced, despite how experienced you are, to receive the same pay as someone in the same role with less experience.”

WTAF IS THIS SHIT???!!??

m0nty
m0nty
June 6, 2023 7:51 pm

Absolute Rubbish Comment from an armchair wanker playing with his/her/its thingy. Russia has never been stronger. The Sanctions have actually made Russia stronger.

They should start another war to get really super strong!!

You pillock.

Cassie of Sydney
June 6, 2023 7:51 pm

“Chicago shootings: 46 shot, 9 fatally, in weekend gun violence across city, police say”

Those black lives don’t matter.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 6, 2023 7:52 pm

Mr Rotten, at 3.52:

This is not D Day.

Au contraire.

Yes. Yes it is. I don’t care what So-crates tells you.

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 6, 2023 7:54 pm

WTAF IS THIS SHIT???!!??

more evidence that we would be better off without pollimuppettes and their pubic serpent pals in canbra

JC
JC
June 6, 2023 7:56 pm

This can’t be true. Hiden’s a demonrat and demonrats are never indicted.

House Oversight Chair Confirms Ongoing FBI Criminal Investigation Into Biden Over Alleged Bribery Scheme

It’s more likely the FBI is conducting an investigation and concludes there’s nothing there.

https://thepoliticsbrief.com/house-oversight-chair-confirms-ongoing-fbi-criminal-investigation-into-biden-over-alleged-bribery-scheme/

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 6, 2023 7:56 pm

Colonel Crispin

Also, I may have finally figured out why you guys call Canberra “can’tbra”.
I mean other than lazy pronunciation.

Enough about Mizzz Knickerless and her underwear preferences.

Cassie of Sydney
June 6, 2023 7:56 pm

““This is not about gender disparity, the Govt is introducing same work, same pay for certain professions which means you will be forced, despite how experienced you are, to receive the same pay as someone in the same role with less experience.””

Socialism.

Johnny Rotten
June 6, 2023 7:58 pm

m0ntysays:
June 6, 2023 at 7:51 pm
Absolute Rubbish Comment from an armchair wanker playing with his/her/its thingy. Russia has never been stronger. The Sanctions have actually made Russia stronger.

They should start another war to get really super strong!!

You pillock.

NO. MontyPox Virus. YOU are the Wanker/Pillock/Dickhead/Tosser/Wally………..Who do you think will win this War? I await your Strategic Analysis and considered thought (If you have one that is).

JC
JC
June 6, 2023 7:58 pm

Can you imagine the anger leveled at Bunter Hiden by the Biden Crime Family for forgetting to pick up his computer at the repair shop as all this has come out because of the dimwit leaving it there.

The Clintons wouldn’t have been so stupid.

Razey
Razey
June 6, 2023 8:01 pm
Miltonf
Miltonf
June 6, 2023 8:02 pm

Didn’t the lesbian bitch’s consort punch one of his accusers in the mouth?

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 6, 2023 8:03 pm

‘you ought to put something on that lip’

Johnny Rotten
June 6, 2023 8:03 pm

Cassie of Sydneysays:
June 6, 2023 at 7:56 pm
““This is not about gender disparity, the Govt is introducing same work, same pay for certain professions which means you will be forced, despite how experienced you are, to receive the same pay as someone in the same role with less experience.””

Socialism.

This is why if you are young enough and smart enough to start your own Business with the minimum of Employees it might just work.

DaFisk
DaFisk
June 6, 2023 8:05 pm

m0ntysays:
June 6, 2023 at 6:34 pm
Russia is most definitely not in a stronger position now than before they started the war.

Already thrown out of more than half the territory they took in the initial Feb/March 2022 surge, used and blew the gas weapon against Europe (forever), bluffed and then welshed over the nuclear redlines that barely raises a headline now (probably because Russia’s nukes are 90% duds), watched lamely as Finland (!) joined NATO with zero pushback, did nothing as Armenia got its ass handed to it by Azerbaijan right under the noses of Russian “peacekeepers”, can’t even defend its own territory from a platoon of rebels…

No, Russia has done amazingly well out of this little adventure, so much winning, and lots more to come in the very near future no doubt!

m0nty
m0nty
June 6, 2023 8:06 pm

I know who will win the war: China. As for the combatants, it’s a matter of who loses least.

Delta A
Delta A
June 6, 2023 8:07 pm

A song from out of the blue and a movie I’ve yet to watch.

Gosh, Steve, takes me back to my teeny-bopper days when Sidney Poitier was heart-throb du jour.

I adored him and his movies, especially A Touch of Blue, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and To Sir With Love.

Happy days.

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 8:07 pm

“This is not about gender disparity, the Govt is introducing same work, same pay for certain professions which means you will be forced, despite how experienced you are, to receive the same pay as someone in the same role with less experience.”

Let’s say Cassie is only partially correct and it isn’t just about socialism.

It is about demarcation! all over again.

Demarcation! Demarcation! Demarcation!

Not a pay bump each year, but a full-blown promotion.

“I am a 49th-degree master entry-level customer service clerk and I clear 230,000 AUD in 2023 constant dollars).”

It’s about unreasonable wages for unionists, maximising the wage bill and therefore increasing the union official’s salary, expenses and offices; but also their superannuation, slush funds and future political campaigns.

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 8:08 pm

No, Russia has done amazingly well out of this little adventure, so much winning, and lots more to come in the very near future no doubt!

Are you “Armchair Copelord” by any chance?

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 8:10 pm

Yeah? That’s nothin’. You can watch a soldier doing his job from a telephone exchange in Deakin! You can’t get more Canbra than that!

It also has a telescope aimed at backwoods in the Grampians.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
June 6, 2023 8:11 pm

From the Daily Tele. Hildebrand admits he’s never served a day!

Yeah, but I expect he has seen injustices like able-bodied people taking disabled people’s spaces at Westfield’s, and fired off an letter to the editor from ‘A Concerned Citizen’, so it would be churlish to overlook his martial experience as trifling.

Haven’t all of us seen a tired haggard woman at her wits end dragging two screaming kids from a disabled space to the chemist and not wanted to kill her? Yet we don’t.

Why didn’t BRS just send a letter to the editor if he thought the guy was a Taliban agent?

Totally off topic – has Hildebrand been able to cultivate a proper beard beyond the patchy scraggly steel-wool affair that has attached itself to his feeble jaw, drawn to his face by a magnetic left-pole of his brain.

I used to feel sorry for him when Blair tried to introduce him to polite society, letting him into his column when Tim was in leave. But with his jejune emasculated presence among those opinionated but uninformed ladies of morning TV he really still strikes me as a J Alfred Prufrock character but without Prufrock’s self-conscious embarrasment in front of his imagined untamed, unbroken self.

Lysander
Lysander
June 6, 2023 8:12 pm

https://amp.abc.net.au/article/102439720

Same job = same pay… So Muntard, as a basement dwelling doughnut ravishing trannie, via regulation, will be paid same as top journos…

cohenite
June 6, 2023 8:12 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alphasays:
June 6, 2023 at 7:45 pm
“Nine’s barrister Nicholas Owens conceded in the first days of the trial that the men Roberts-Smith killed were almost “certainly insurgents”, but argued that even “the most brutal, vile member of the Taliban” could not be killed outside of the rules of engagement”

From the Oz – don’t remember when.

Appears to be the 1 May. Thanks.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 6, 2023 8:16 pm

Appears to be the 1 May. Thanks.

My pleasure, cohenite.

feelthebern
feelthebern
June 6, 2023 8:16 pm

Lowe is leaving a steaming turd on his desk as he walks out the door.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
June 6, 2023 8:19 pm

his imagined untamed, unbroken self.

“his untamed, unbroken imagined self.”

I blame Siri, but frankly she had nothing to do with it.

Lysander
Lysander
June 6, 2023 8:19 pm

Same job = same pay… So Muntard, as a basement dwelling doughnut ravishing trannie, via regulation, will be paid same as top journos…

Or perhaps, even better, Peter Reith’s IR laws become a reality and journos earn as much as Muntard.

As in, zero (notwithstanding dole cheques).

Top Ender
Top Ender
June 6, 2023 8:22 pm

The first four screens of comments under Hildebrand’s article. Seems most readers don’t agree with him:

Tim
1 hour ago
Joe, you’d stand and say “My words will change things”, but news for you, they won’t and don’t. You don’t think this didn’t Happen in WW2, cause it did. Aussies to Japs, but no one wants to talk about it. If we were invaded I’d want 10,000 BRS defending our country, not our spineless, woke, feel good kumbayah crowd of greenies and lefties. Try living in China or Russia see how long you last.
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Craig
1 hour ago
What! He lost a defamation case not a criminal trial. There’s no connection.
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Gavin
1 hour ago
@Craig watch this space mate.
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Mangiloples
1 hour ago
@Gavin and see what a dozen members of the public think
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Michelle
9 hours ago
These soldiers did not take the “extraordinary steps to testify against him”. They were subpoenaed to give evidence. They did not want to be there.
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Chris
9 hours ago
Written by someone who hasn’t served their country or engaged in wartime service.
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Brian
9 hours ago
I think people are forgetting that his fellow soldiers turned on him.
So either he’s lying or they are.
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Craig
1 hour ago
@Brian He lost a defamation case not a criminal trial.
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Selwyn
9 hours ago
BRS hold your head high, the awarding of the VC says it all. Those who deny him this are not worthy to be called Aussies.
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No Comment
9 hours ago
Maybe Jack Nicholson was right – we can’t handle the truth.
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levi2010
9 hours ago
I support BRS.
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Ted
9 hours ago
It’s fine to sit back and throw derogatory comments at BRS. People making these comments in all probability would not enlist in the services but will hide behind those brave enough to go to war for their country.
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Michael
9 hours ago
I don’t recall him asking for sympathy. He does, however, have my support along with the support of many other Australians.
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Mike
9 hours ago
The support here for BRS is a frightening reminder that so many Australians condone disgraceful behaviour in so many situations.
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Geoff J.
1 hour ago
No, there are some of us who believe in the presumption of innocence.
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Rb
9 hours ago
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Not black and white – I think it is a case of the medal stands but (he and medal) just not celebrated
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Brett
9 hours ago
Unless you have been there (and just being in the military is not the same as being in a war zone, I was in the Army and still have no idea what it would be like) and seen the things they have seen, done the things they have done then how can you pass judgement? These soldiers do a job that no-one else will do, should have to do nor do they want to do but they do it.
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Diol
9 hours ago

Probably should learn the difference between civil proceedings and criminal proceedings before you throw the noose around someone’s neck.

No doubt we can wait to see if he is charged and then convicted of those charges, before we get too excited about the possibility of running his name through the mud, shall we?
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Alan
10 hours ago
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War is an ugly encounter and no combatant can take the moral high ground when it comes to what happens on the battlefield. In Afghanistan the enemy had no rules of engagement which added to the stress our soldiers had to endure. They were farmers by day or dressed as civilian non combatants generally. I don’t wish to excuse any alleged wrongdoing by our soldiers but point out they will not be alone when we look back over the many wars. How many enemy were shot in the back fleeing after being overwhelmed on the battlefield. After an enemy plane, tank or other machinery was immobilised, we’re further rounds fired to finish off the enemy? War was and continues to be ugly.
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Tony
10 hours ago
BRS you are a hero of the highest order. You went where others feared.You have not been found guilty of any crime. walk with your head held high Ben for you truly are a hero
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Ian
10 hours ago
Has any journalist or court for that matter estimated how many allied soldiers were killed in Afghanistan as a direct result of civilian action to aid the Taliban? Understand the context and then pass judgement if you may but don’t slam soldiers who were sent to Afghanistan and elsewhere to to a job. If governments are not going to back their soldiers then the solution is easy – don’t send them!!
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Stan
10 hours ago
Quite right Joe. We should have left Afghan civilians to be slaughtered by the Taliban and kept our Australian soldiers within Australia.
The end result would have been the same. Such is war!
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Michael
10 hours ago
For the commentators that don’t agree with Joe’s assessment, what does that make you. The evidence is in and Roberson-Smith has dishonoured Australia. It may be an unpalatable truth and it takes courage to admit it. Good for you Joe.
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Ben
10 hours ago
Tall poppy syndrome at it’s finest in regards to BRS. 99.999% wouldn’t be able to do what he’s done to protect our country, let alone, none of us were there to witness anything!
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Rejected
10 hours ago
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Pretty easy to sit back behind a computer and be critical towards a special forces soldier for things that for one he was highly likely ordered to do and two for a job that 99% of people literally couldn’t or wouldn’t do!
These guys whether you like it or not operate in the shadows under their own rules of engagement and quite often have green lights from defense departments as long as they dont get caught, thats why BRS was so emotional about the “code”!
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Michael
10 hours ago
Well said Joe!
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Gary
10 hours ago
if we ever have to protect Australia i hope there is a separate Battalion for the left and woke
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Greg
10 hours ago
I support Ben.
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Anne
10 hours ago
It is not the first time Australian troops have been accused of killing POWs. Check the history of the Boer War, World War I and II. The only argument against killing POWs is: if we don’t, perhaps they won’t kill our’s. Atrocities occur in all wars by all participants because war is hell, and soldiers are human. It’s hypocritical to crucify BRS. I don’t like the bloke, but I bet if he hadn’t received that VC, none of this would have come out.
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Always Red
10 hours ago
Until we know the real truth of these events, he received a VC for his efforts in saving his work mates in a needless war. Just remember that.
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Bonnie
10 hours ago
If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it’s a duck
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DolphinAB
11 hours ago
Unless you have fought in the same battles, fighting the same enemy who abide by no convections and with no morals I think the fact you are able to write this article from the comfort of a free land shows what he fought for and proves that not everyone appreciates it
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Gibbo
11 hours ago
You simply have no right to judge this man. Joe and the Tele are on the wrong end of this story and should stop denigrating a good man.
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Jeff
11 hours ago
You now want a woke war also Joe….. BRS is the first person I would want to see if our country was under fire.
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ian Oz
11 hours ago
So the Government/Military trained BRS to kill in the theatre of war and sent him several times into this situation. He was exposed to some pretty horrific situations and no doubt these become deep seated. Now they want to hang him out to dry? Sorry, you will not convince us Aussies that he is anything but a war hero?
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Denis
11 hours ago
Our Troops should not have been sent to Afghanistan in the first place fighting some ones else,s War, our government kowtowing to America again. Maybe you should write about that Joe?.
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maree
9 hours ago
Australia, along with much of the Western world, went to Afghanistan because the Taliban had been hosting Al Qaeda and allowing them to use Afghanistan as a base from which to plan, train, and mount global terror attacks.

Should Australia just have ignored the threat of terrorism?
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David
11 hours ago
“substantially true” – until he is charged with murder and successfully found guilty I will give him the benefit of the doubt. Hence in my eyes still innocent.

Thank you and all your mates who served overseas.
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Adam
11 hours ago
“Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Lieutenant Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know — that Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives; and my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives.

You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall — you need me on that wall.

We use words like “honor,” “code,” “loyalty.” We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line.

I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather that you just said “thank you” and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand the post. Either way, I don’t give a DAMN what you think you’re entitled to!” – Colonel Nathan R. Jessup (A Few Good Men)

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V
11 hours ago
Where was his sergeant, warrant officer, lieutenant, captain, major???
This group seems to be fairly well unsupervised.
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Connie and Frank
11 hours ago
This is an Army matter and should never be for the General Public as most today have never been to war so cannot even speculate What happens in the Army stays in theArmy out of respect for Soldiers
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Michael
11 hours ago
Balance or probabilities does NOT equal beyond reasonable doubt.
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Lance Boyle
11 hours ago
And that is the ultimate reason why he deserves no sympathy but only the full measure of justice.

A justice he denied those in his care.
Sympathy, or something like that, for BRS and justice for what he has been accused of are not mutually exclusive. What drives a man to commit murder, for that is the accusation, in the fog of a brutal, awful war, are not the same things that drive a man to murder in civil life.
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Hang On Harry
11 hours ago
Hang on Joe, it might be a good thing to wait and see if BRS is guilty of anything other than being a hero to the nation.

I’ll need a lot more than, ‘based on the probabilities’ asserted by a sole judge in a civil suit.

One question I have, is why would any young patriotic men or woman ever want to join our armed services after this?

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Jennifer
11 hours ago
War is not a walk on the beach. Ben Roberts is a hero in the true sense. Watch the armed forces personal walk away in droves. As for anyone willing to sign up they will be thinking twice about it now. As for ” the balance of probabilities ” that the judge decided was correct, he wasn’t there.

Crossie
Crossie
June 6, 2023 8:23 pm

Cassie of Sydney says:
June 6, 2023 at 7:51 pm
“Chicago shootings: 46 shot, 9 fatally, in weekend gun violence across city, police say”

Those black lives don’t matter.

No, they don’t matter as long as they keep voting Democrat in that benighted city. When they start voting Republican they might make the Democrats sit up and take notice.

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 8:23 pm

I admit, Peter Capaldi isn’t an Englishman. He’s a Scot.

Lowland Scots are basically English. The sooner they come to terms with this and stop hating their English brethren they will succeed instead of blaming the British (“English”) establishment.

In fact, they hate the English more than some English mistakenly believe the Irish hate them.

From Quora

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What do Scots think of the English?

I’m English, and I’ll probably be called a c*** and told to **** off, but I’ve noticed a change over the last ten years. A new attitude has emerged, especially among the young. There were always people who hated ‘the English’ (often without ever having been to England). But the majority were either indifferent or had a kind of vague dislike that was slightly tongue in cheek – the kind of dislike Canadians feel for Americans, or New Zealanders feel for Australians (kind of jokey and ironic – no more than banter).

In the last few years things have changed. I even heard one Scottish girl talk about the English ‘invading and raping my country’. Obviously no one told her that political union began in 1603 when a Scottish dynasty replaced the Tudors on the English throne. Why do you think Shakespeare wrote Macbeth? To please the new Scottish king of England, that’s why. Or maybe someone should tell her that the first Scottish Prime Minister of the UK became PM way back in 1762 (John Stuart). 1762!!! And it was a Scottish PM who led Britain during the Crimean war in the 1850s. The head of the British army in WW1 was Scottish. The founder of the SAS was Scottish. For god sake, even Gladstone was Scottish.

Of course, it suits the SNP to stir up this kind of hatred, especially among the young. They know it’s the quickest way to win support. Time and again I’ve watched SNP politicians indulge in fake outrage. Everything is twisted and distorted to fit their narrative. They’ll be asked to comment on some new policy, or some random quote, and will then bang on about how “shocked” or “disgusted” or “outraged” they are by English arrogance. They know just which buttons to press: the English laugh at the Scottish, patronize them, look down on them, don’t care about them, etc, etc. None of this is true. The English Left have always admired the Scottish, and used to think of Scotland (and to an extent Wales) as the backbone of British Socialism. The English Right, on the other hand, also admire the Scottish, and think of them as the backbone of the British army. There has never been any hatred or contempt. George Orwell, for example, writes about ‘the cult of Scottishness’ that existed in the Edwardian public schools when he was a kid. According to him, boys who’d come from Scottish backgrounds had a high status and would often boast of their Highland roots.

If I was 18, I would be too scared to go to university in Glasgow or Edinburgh. Maybe I’m overreacting, but I’d be frightened that if someone heard my accent in a bar or pub I’d get attacked. It’s amazing to me that the SNP have managed to portray themselves as enlightened progressives. To me, they often seem more like hate-filled bigots. But them I am an evil English oppressor, so I should probably just shut up.

P.S…Do Scottish nationalists sympathise with English, Welsh and Northern Irish unionists? If Scotland breaks away, those of us who consider ourselves British will have lost our country. We have been British longer than Italy, Germany or the United States have existed. Italy and Germany weren’t unified until the late 19th century, and the USA wasn’t formed until 1776. But Britain and Britishness began in 1603. Everyone sympathised with the remainers after Brexit, and they were just upset at leaving a 60 year old bureaucratic insititution. Yet no one seems to care about the British losing their country.

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My take is the English are better off with the socialism virus-infected Welsh, Scots and Irish.

Speedbox
June 6, 2023 8:26 pm

Dot says:
June 6, 2023 at 5:40 pm
What I mean is the Russian conventional military is much less capable.

Sorry Dot – Again, I’m not so sure that the Russian military are much less capable although it depends on context. If you mean in materiel, then yes you’re probably correct. It is common knowledge that Russia has been the second largest manufacturer/exporter after the USA for many years so their capacity to re-stock is very significant. I understand their factories are currently at full production right now as they have suffered some losses but also, are using weapons (artillery shells, missiles, drones etc) at a prodigious rate. Tank and other mobile equipment losses have been extensively documented although it must be said that Ukrainian losses are just as bad (possibly more so).

The problem of course is the accuracy of reports/data but some of the figures quoted of both Russian and Ukrainian artillery shell usage are, for example, mind boggling.

But, when it comes to manpower losses, I have a theory that the Russians have been pretty smart in protecting the Russian military base. For months we have been told about the mercenary force, Wagner, leading the charge. They appear to have been bearing the biggest weight in attacking Ukraine and their boss, Yevgeny Prigozhin, has been very vocal about the rate of Russian equipment re-supply. But in any event, Wagner is made up of mercenaries – many are ethnic Russian but they come from all over the globe.

A few months ago the west was chortling over ‘Russia’ using prisoners from Russian jails. I recall the USA Sec of State commenting that it was a sign of how ‘desperate’ Russia had become. Maybe, maybe not. The thing is, is wasn’t Russia per se – it was Wagner.

The prisoner deal, as I understand it, was that the prisoners were offered freedom if they served with Wagner for six months. This all occurred shortly after Russia called up 300,000 reserves thereby bolstering the overall military ranks. The purpose of that was to free up experienced soldiers from ‘mundane’ duties which would be mostly filled by the reservists. Some reservists would be assigned to front line roles but it also allowed the regular soldiers to be re-trained for other skills/actions but it certainly bolstered the overall number of Russian regular forces.

In any event, the ‘heavy lifting’ in Russian assaults in Ukraine is being undertaken by mercenaries and convicts and it is those who are being killed/injured. To be clear, some thousands of Russian regular soldiers have also died but the claims of big losses impacting the Russian military are, if my theory is correct, inaccurate.

In essence, I’m wondering whether President Putin and Prigozhin have cynically used mercenaries and convicts as ‘cannon fodder’ to inflict substantial losses on Ukrainian regular army manpower (who are much less easily replaced) whilst the Russian regular army numbers are not hugely impacted. Russia is depleting the enemy force without incurring corresponding or near manpower losses in its own military force thereby allowing, at some future time, for Russian regular forces to ‘take over’ from Wagner and finish off the Ukraine forces in the Donbass, or just to be the occupying force. The supply of mercenaries can go on for a very long time and also allows deniability of certain actions without the proof directly sticking to the Kremlin.

Ukraine also uses international mercenaries but they are far less numerous and probably only number a few hundred (perhaps a thousand or two) whereas Wagner probably have 50,000 in Ukraine.

I’ve been pondering this matter for some time and it’s only a theory – but it is an intriguing thought. By coincidence, I noticed the same speculation elsewhere just a few days ago so perhaps I’m not the only sceptic who is wary. But it just doesn’t add up to me – Prigozhin’s comments, his very close relationship to Putin, that Wagner have been present in numerous global hotspots…. their relationship with other (lesser) mercenary groups ……the access to and use of convicts…..

There are many different scenarios to those outlined above but I’m becoming increasingly suspicious of Wagner’s engagement in the Ukraine.

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 6, 2023 8:26 pm

How are they getting these texts?

Tabloids are often better at this stuff. It’s not all tits and TOWIE.

feelthebern
feelthebern
June 6, 2023 8:29 pm

The good Dr Karp of Palantir has been more vocal than usual recently.
He’s saying if it wasn’t for Palantir the Ruskies would have rolled over Ukraine in a month.
Helluva boast.
Has to be good for business.

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 6, 2023 8:31 pm

““This is not about gender disparity, the Govt is introducing same work, same pay for certain professions which means you will be forced, despite how experienced you are, to receive the same pay as someone in the same role with less experience.””

Taken literally, this would mean the end of pay increments (for years of service) in the public service and uniformed services (bureaucrats, police, ADF, ambulance, nursing, teaching). I expect a re-think soon.

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 6, 2023 8:33 pm

C.L.says:
June 6, 2023 at 7:58 pm
Just in:

How Brittany Higgins and David Sharaz were ushered into the lavish world of Lisa Wilkinson and Peter FitzSimons: Texts detail cosy mansion visits and boat trip as $325,000 book deal was brokered.

How are they getting these texts?

Who, apart from those directly involved, cares?

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 6, 2023 8:36 pm

m0ntysays:
June 6, 2023 at 8:06 pm
I know who will win the war: China. As for the combatants, it’s a matter of who loses least.

Oh exalted strategist and failed economist, which do you think is highest on China’s priority list: Taiwan or Siberia (the latter being the subject of “unequal” treaties, meaning any treaty that did not give China everything it wanted, even when they lost a war).

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 8:36 pm

He’s saying if it wasn’t for Palantir the Ruskies would have rolled over Ukraine in a month.

LOL look they can turn amorphous, unstructured datasets into really shitty stats models the coders are too sensitive to be criticised over by more qualified people and otherwise, they can have data drawn as a ladder logic type of static flow chart.

Russia nearly captured the Kiev airfield and they expected an easy victory and created their own logistics problems, old armour was busted by the formidable Javelin missiles; Ukrainian casualties have been high and with deep losses to infrastructure.

Data mining. The solution no one asked for.

Johnny Rotten
June 6, 2023 8:37 pm

Dotsays:
June 6, 2023 at 8:23 pm
I admit, Peter Capaldi isn’t an Englishman. He’s a Scot.

Lowland Scots are basically English. The sooner they come to terms with this and stop hating their English brethren they will succeed instead of blaming the British (“English”) establishment.

Where the fark did you get this shite from. My Father in Law as a Lowland Scot would have had you on toast with haggis with a comment like that. I’m English and he was a Scot and he was not English you Dotty Dot of Dottiness.

How much more crap can this Blog take from your Dottiness. Back in the USSR you go stupid………..

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 8:38 pm

Boambee

China has a long memory and plays a long game.

I don’t think they believe Manchuria isn’t theirs.

They will take what they can get easily whenever they can get it.

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 8:40 pm

Where the fark did you get this shite from. My Father in Law as a Lowland Scot would have had you on toast with haggis with a comment like that. I’m English and he was a Scot and he was not English you Dotty Dot of Dottiness.

Calm down idiot. Tell me what languages Lowland Scots spoke and who their Kings were.

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 6, 2023 8:40 pm

Lysandersays:
June 6, 2023 at 8:12 pm
https://amp.abc.net.au/article/102439720

Same job = same pay… So Muntard, as a basement dwelling doughnut ravishing trannie, via regulation, will be paid same as top journos…

Or the top j’ismists will be paid the same as mUntard, which is probably more appropriate.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 6, 2023 8:40 pm

From the comments posted by TE:

I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather that you just said “thank you” and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand the post. Either way, I don’t give a DAMN what you think you’re entitled to!” – Colonel Nathan R. Jessup

Quite a bit of uninformed commentary coming from the couches on how people actively engaged in combat should comport themselves. Most of said commentary is coming from people who’ve never walked on anything other than concrete or carpet.

Hildebrand, you mincing dilettante, I’m looking at you.

When Keith Payne VC , Mark Donaldson VC or Daniel Keighran VC, or someone of their ilk questions BRS’ conduct at that time – not his personal life, not anything else – I’ll take notice.

Although ‘journalists’ view themselves primarily as influencers in this day and age, they do not get to influence the way up-close-and-dirty warfare is conducted – because they will not change thousands of years of close-quarter combat, nor will they change hard-wired human nature.

feelthebern
feelthebern
June 6, 2023 8:42 pm

The ATO should release information along the lines of how many audits were the results of Palantir’s AIP product suite.

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 8:42 pm

I’m referring to Strathclyde and its surrounds, obviously.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 6, 2023 8:46 pm

Lowland Scots desperately wanted to be English. They craved it.

Look at all their Peaky Blinders caps. They probably chowed down on kippers as well.

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 8:48 pm

The most bizarre headlines I’ve seen in a John Talks for a while.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6R4XGlRKY2s

Err, for example:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/22567335/naked-witches-eating-carcass-cctv-footage/

CHILLING ‘RITUAL’ Terrified nurse catches ‘naked witches eating carcass’ in haunting CCTV after setting up cam in back garden

Lysander
Lysander
June 6, 2023 8:50 pm

In my 12-13 years of being on the Cat (new or since Sinc of old) I never realised it came to life at night!!!

As a Perthy I’d usual log off around 6pm AEST and not log in again until around 10am AEST…

Who knows what major policy decisions have been made whilst I’ve been asleep!!!

Razey
Razey
June 6, 2023 8:51 pm

I’m English and he was a Scot and he was not English you Dotty Dot of Dottiness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2q0T7QXETs

Top Ender
Top Ender
June 6, 2023 9:01 pm

In my 12-13 years of being on the Cat (new or since Sinc of old) I never realised it came to life at night!!!

If you hang around after 12 some nights you need to duck to avoid the flying furniture.

calli
calli
June 6, 2023 9:13 pm

Dot….I was having some fun with the idea of “Pommy Wogs”. Of which there are many.

Capaldi might be Highland Lowland or from Orkney. Or…the Shetlands. It doesn’t matter. He’d look alluring in a kilt, just like the Beloved. 😀

Lysander
Lysander
June 6, 2023 9:14 pm

LOL TE!!

There was one night some 4-5 yrs ago when I came in and Groogs had made all sorts of claims about me after midnight, I didn’t find out till after 10am AEST… of course it was all BS but also why I don’t tend to hang around the Cat at night..

calli
calli
June 6, 2023 9:25 pm

Oh dear. I’ve offended someone. You poor thing.

P
P
June 6, 2023 9:34 pm

Calvary Health has launched a legal challenge to the ACT Government takeover, with a full-day hearing on the possibility of an injunction set for 7 June.

I read tonight an article in Crisis Magazine:
We are trying to build a society without fathers, and the results are disastrous.

The Biden Department of Health and Human Services recently issued an ultimatum to a Catholic hospital network (Saint Francis Health System) in Oklahoma. They were told to extinguish the candle from their chapel or lose the accreditation to treat government-subsidized patients, including Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP dependents.

That flame is prescribed to be in every Catholic church to symbolize the presence of Our Lord within the tabernacle. Said simpler, it’s a symbolic representation of Christ’s presence. Extinguishing it to comply with a government edict would be symbolic all by itself—showing the smothering of the free practice of faith, along with the elevation of government over God.

Of course, the flame had never been a problem during the 60 years that this network of hospitals has been running. Four requests for an exemption were denied. The Catholic hospital network was being asked to engage in a public kneeling before the state, declaring its own apostasy for the world to see.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 6, 2023 9:37 pm

but there should be no sympathy for Ben Roberts-Smith, writes Joe Hildebrand.

Hildebrand?
What sort of name is that?
Sounds jolly well German to me, what?

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
June 6, 2023 9:43 pm

John Stossel:

Socialists say they care about the environment. The real world shows that capitalism works
better.

Socialism Ruins The Environment

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 6, 2023 9:58 pm

Sounds jolly well German to me, what?

Filthy Boche.

Flashheart:
How disgusting. A Boche on the sole of my boot. I shall have to find a patch of grass to wipe it on.
Probably get shunned in the officers’ mess! “Sorry about the pong, you fellows. Trod in a Boche and can’t get rid of the whiff!”

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 6, 2023 10:00 pm

Also:

The Northern English are ethnic Germans.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 6, 2023 10:04 pm

Quenthland medical news (the Courier-Mail):

A Sunshine Coast nurse has faced court after she was busted impersonating doctors and using fake names in order to get scripts for oxycodone and other prescription drugs.

Morgan Reanna Ainsworth, 31, faced the Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Tuesday where she pleaded guilty to 11 charges of fraud and 10 attempted fraud over a four-month period.

Oh dear.

Police prosecutor Lee Allan told the court Ainsworth used her knowledge as a registered nurse to impersonate doctors in order to get scripts for prescription drugs.

“The defendant would attend seven different pharmacies after calling them and pretending to be one of five different doctors to obtain prescriptions for different drugs including oxycodone,” Senior Constable Allan said.

“On some occasions she would use a fake name and on others she would use her own name to receive the drugs.

Oh my. Someone like that – well, they’d be capable of anything.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 6, 2023 10:07 pm

Knuckle Draggersays:

June 6, 2023 at 10:04 pm

Quenthland medical news (the Courier-Mail):

A Sunshine Coast nurse has faced court after she was busted impersonating doctors and using fake names in order to get scripts for oxycodone and other prescription drugs

Silly.
Why not just do what the others do?
Sign out some pain meds for a patient and take them home, leaving the patient writhing in pain.

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 10:09 pm

https://www.shannons.com.au/club/enthusiasts/hophaseautos/garage/1982-ho-phase-6-xe-falcon/

Looks like Phase 5 and 6 were legit, sold Ford dealerships.

Saw one on YouTube, 1st comment was saying how they were ridiculous fakes.

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 10:12 pm

The Northern English are ethnic Germans.

Shall I bore you to death on the wrongness of that contentious troll?

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Which reminds something a pal recently said. He reckoned doctors aren’t nearly half as smart as they think they are. He has a Phd in materials science from MIT.

This reminds me of something said the other day by a bloke I know. He stated that head prefects are usually obsessed with buggery & get off on hurting smaller weaker first year kids. He has a Phd in religions of seven millenia ago.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 6, 2023 10:20 pm

Shall I bore you to death on the wrongness of that contentious troll?

Well the traditional Northern English greeting of ‘ooh-ah’ sounds a bit like ‘Achtung’.

Follow me for more linguistic history tips.

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 10:22 pm

The typical Territorian vocal slurs from sun exposure. How typically contra antipodean.

See also, Red Headed Cougar Victim.

johanna
johanna
June 6, 2023 10:23 pm

The defendant would attend seven different pharmacies after calling them and pretending to be one of five different doctors to obtain prescriptions for different drugs including oxycodone,” Senior Constable Allan said.

Been taking ‘oxy’ for the last couple of weeks, even got some fentanyl in hospital, for a very painful bone fracture. Zero buzz effect, won’t miss it a bit when I finish taking it.

I have long been convinced that there is a physiological component to opioid addiction. At uni in the 1970s I snorted smack once, and while others were throwing up and saying how good it was, it did nothing for me at all.

Have read multiple accounts of junkies who claim that their opioid of choice made them feel fantastic from the very first time.

People like me can’t claim any virtue for not becoming junkies. We are not even tempted.

I’m not aware of any research into this aspect of opioid addiction.

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 10:24 pm

calli says:
June 6, 2023 at 9:25 pm
Oh dear. I’ve offended someone. You poor thing.

Yes, please stop.

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 10:27 pm

There is a 10% chance to be susceptible to opioid addiction IIRC.

JC
JC
June 6, 2023 10:28 pm

Obviously, Driller went to comedy school before he was tasked with running a broken down motel. Obviously, comedy school wasn’t a success.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 6, 2023 10:29 pm

mong

……………………………………………………………………………………. LOL!!!

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 10:31 pm

https://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/addiction/genes

Has a few examples of genetic differences leading to drug addictions or not.

Here are just a few examples of genes that influence addiction risk:

A protective variation of the alcohol dehydrogenase 2 gene (ALDH2*2) codes for a protein that can’t break down alcohol like it normally would. People with ALDH2*2 experience nausea, facial flushing, headache, and rapid heartbeat when they drink.
Mice that make more protein from the gene Mpdz experience less severe withdrawal symptoms from alcohol and sedative-hypnotic drugs like barbiturates.
The A1 form (allele) of the dopamine receptor gene DRD2 is more common in people addicted to alcohol, cocaine, and opioids. The variation likely affects how drugs influence the reward pathway.
Mice with certain variations in the Per1 and Per2 genes drink much more alcohol than normal—especially under stress. People, especially teenagers, with specific Per1 and Per2 variations also appear more likely to follow this pattern.
Fruit flies without the gene moody are more sensitive to cocaine. moody codes for a protein that’s needed for a healthy blood-brain barrier.
The gene PSD-95 codes for a protein that is involved in learning and memory. Mice classified as “super-sensitive” to cocaine make about half as much of the protein compared to normal mice.
Variations in the mu opioid receptor gene (OPRM1) change the amount of protein made. Certain variations are more common in people with opioid use disorder. Others increase the risk for alcohol dependence
People with two copies of a certain form of the gene CHRNA5 are twice as likely to become nicotine-dependent, compared to people with two copies of a different allele. CHRNA5 codes for a protein that helps cells sense nicotine.
In rats, missing the mGluR2 receptor adds both risk and protection. The rats get fewer rewarding effects from cocaine. If they have to work to get the drug, they tend not to bother. But if cocaine is easily available, they consume a lot of it to feel the effects.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 6, 2023 10:31 pm

its not a motel

its a backpackers hostel

with no locks on the dorms

wink nudge

……………………………………………………………………………………. LOL!!!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 6, 2023 10:33 pm

The rats get fewer rewarding effects from cocaine. If they have to work to get the drug, they tend not to bother. But if cocaine is easily available, they consume a lot of it to feel the effects.

Directly translatable to advertising execs.

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 10:40 pm

I have long been convinced that there is a physiological component to opioid addiction. At uni in the 1970s I snorted smack once, and while others were throwing up and saying how good it was, it did nothing for me at all.

That’s your recollection. 🙂

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 10:41 pm

Saw a bloke wearing a shirt with themes of “the veil” and Thelema tonight.

“Cool shirt. Have you seen the machine elves?”

Then I had to explain what the machine elves were.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 6, 2023 10:42 pm

At uni in the 1970s I snorted smack once, and while others were throwing up and saying how good it was, it did nothing for me at all.

Maybe it was just Wayne Carey’s anti-inflammatory stash.

Jorge
Jorge
June 6, 2023 10:46 pm

Breaking on Phillip Adams: Only 20% of Wikipedia entries are about women. This is because 80% of W editors are men.
He is interviewing an Australian woman (Queen Canute ?) turning the tide. She has personally written 445 entries about women.
F. M. D.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
June 6, 2023 10:49 pm
JC
JC
June 6, 2023 10:51 pm

Sancho Panzer says:
June 6, 2023 at 10:42 pm

At uni in the 1970s I snorted smack once, and while others were throwing up and saying how good it was, it did nothing for me at all.

Maybe it was just Wayne Carey’s anti-inflammatory stash.

I had countless opportunities for a snort but I never did for one reason. I knew I’d like it too much and I’d get hooked.

When I started working in NYC in the late 8os the streets were littered with white powder. I had no idea at the time why dudes would roll into work with bulging blood shot eyes. I used to think it must have been allergies as we arrived heading into summer. Dudes’ eyes looked they were about to pop out.

JC
JC
June 6, 2023 11:08 pm

Drills

Someone actually sent me this, just before. Is this true. The greatest publican in the southern hemisphere was once a Halal kebab’er in western Sydney.

Dude, did you have a beard then too as a disguise?

10 Years
October 1998.

Mine Host is wrapping up the loose ends of several years in the coffee & halal kebab business in western Sydney.

Options for the future are pondered:
1/. Go back to being a Ringer. Not on your nelly!
2/. Find a pizza/kebab/coffee shop somewhere available on vendor finace. Rather not.

Can you please explain, who, where and why would someone run a combined pizza, kebab joint? It sounds like something out of Housos. Were you the inspiration for the Housos script.

Seriously, just explain.

johanna
johanna
June 6, 2023 11:08 pm

When I started working in NYC in the late 8os the streets were littered with white powder. I had no idea at the time why dudes would roll into work with bulging blood shot eyes. I used to think it must have been allergies as we arrived heading into summer. Dudes’ eyes looked they were about to pop out.

Coke never did anything for me either.

Saved me a shitload of money in the 80s and 90s. 🙂

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
June 6, 2023 11:10 pm

Just spent the evening listening to Dr Aseem Malhotra and others including 2 Vax injured, Graham Hood and Senator Rennick. Also Dr Melissa McCann who is leading the vaccine injured class action. All got standing ovations.

The two Vax injured probably no older than 35. Male is apparently quite a successful DJ / musician who suffered neurological issues 3 days after Vax. Included waking up not being able to move arms
Despite a bad initial reaction Dr’s still advised him to get 2nd jab which again caused him problems. At one point he had 9 Dr’s in his hospital room. He was totally unaware of any likely issues and his topic was informed consent.

The Vax injured female talked about how the Vax ruined her life. Now in a wheelchair and her issues also neurological. Can’t drive, can’t work and lots of issues particularly pain in head, tinnitus and others. However the worst was the depression it caused. Likely to lose home. Mentioned difficulty in getting compensation.

Malhotra very impressive and very charismatic. He has a history of fighting the medical establishment years before Covid. His topic was the corruption of the pharma and medical establishment. He showed plenty of newspaper articles. It was his speaking that caused Andrew Bridgen MP to speak up. That resulted in a Guardian headline that said Malhotra was the leader of a gang of groomer anti vaxxers!

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 11:17 pm

This is a crazy tale of the interaction of antibiotics and codeine & promethazine (cough syrup) and the right genetics, and huge doses of DIY loperamide based drug detoxification & addiction treatment.

The similarities that loperamide has to three other medical drugs and the consequences of huge doses is mind blowing and terrifying (at about 13:30).

https://youtu.be/QKIobyk6Isc

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
June 6, 2023 11:19 pm

Capaldi might be Highland Lowland or from Orkney. Or…the Shetlands
Or, he might be Clan McLopez. Those spaniards were scattered far and wide after the Armada was routed…
Incidentally, Hamish MacBeth TV series was filmed in just a few lochs north of where Local Hero was filmed.

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

… gang of groomer anti vaxxers

Speaking of which, no takers on Gumtree for my Pete Evans Anti Covid light. Looks like I’m stuck with it. Might change the location to Northern NSW with free pickup.

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 11:25 pm

Spare a thought for this poor chicken shop owner during COVID.

https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/retail/sydney-covid-hot-spots-how-businesses-and-people-are-coping-with-tough-restrictions/news-story/613f6b6255c54bd97768d96a1b4af7da

Yeah…it was worth beating COVID up to try and protect Gladys Berejiklian’s political career…

Adem Huseyin, the owner of Chickenlicious at Guildford, hasn’t seen his family for the last two months because he has been forced to work more than 100 hours a week to keep his business afloat.

Although the restaurant’s turnover is down by 70 per cent, he’s been working 15 hour days because he can’t afford to pay staff to man the shop.

JC
JC
June 6, 2023 11:27 pm

Yeah Dot, people were totally destroyed with those lock-downs.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

For the information of my fan club: I have a flowing beard, of which the Man from Ironbark would be proud.

Also looks like John Quiggin has been on the Cat undercover:

where and why would someone run a combined pizza, kebab joint?

Only an economics degree would be so utterly clueless about a thing known elsewhere as “profit motive”

Also: whoever wrote this (John Quiggin) is telling us they’ve never been to western Sydney without actually telling us they’ve been to western Sydney.

JC
JC
June 6, 2023 11:33 pm

Whoops clicked too soon.

There were others, a tiny number that did really well. There’s ring of restaurants/cafes near the Botanical gardens. During lockdown the gardens and the walking track around it was as busy as hell. These restaurants and cafes were never heavily trafficked before, but because so many people found the spot, it’s chockers everyday and popularity has lifted the entire strip.

johanna
johanna
June 6, 2023 11:39 pm

Peter Capaldi is an exceptionally gifted actor, can do anything across the spectrum.

It was weird the first time I heard him being interviewed in his natural Scottish voice, as I’d previously seen him doing a range of English accents perfectly.

Also, the Italian surname threw me. There was a Scottish F1 driver – maybe Fittipaldi? – who gave me a bad case of cognitive dissonance on hearing the first interview. Italian name, Italian looks, got the shock of my life when he opened his mouth and sounded like Billy Connolly.

JC
JC
June 6, 2023 11:43 pm

For the information of my fan club: I have a flowing beard, of which the Man from Ironbark would be proud.

Also looks like John Quiggin has been on the Cat undercover:

Don’t be such an old stiff. It’s kinda funny to folks that this cowboy hero from the far, far north ended up in western Sydney running a halal kebab/pizza store. Personally I would’ve picked you for a fish&Chips dude. A pie store owner perhaps too. But dude, a halal kebaber.

(For anyone interested. It’s not private information, but comes from Drills old blog).

Only an economics degree would be so utterly clueless about a thing known elsewhere as “profit motive”

Of course. But it would be an interesting story how you bumbled your way to Western Sydney to run a kebab shop.

Also: whoever wrote this (John Quiggin) is telling us they’ve never been to western Sydney without actually telling us they’ve been to western Sydney.

I used to live in Sydney and owned a place in Neutral Bay once. It’s not exactly Western Sydney, but it’s close enough. 🙂

JC
JC
June 6, 2023 11:48 pm

Driller

I swear, it’s not a putdown, nor an attempt at a gotcha. How did you end up in western Sydney?

Dot
Dot
June 6, 2023 11:53 pm

Blart Side of the Mall.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7wyfTsIm1k

I didn’t believe it until the sync with the solo of Money.

JC
JC
June 6, 2023 11:57 pm

I wonder who. Lord, he was such a little snitch and it wouldn’t surprise in the least if this wasn’t a set up by MI6 too and he was in on it.

In contrast, when the bureau received a vague tip from an Australian diplomat of unknown veracity that a low-level Trump volunteer had claimed the Russians possessed dirt on Hillary Clinton, within days FBI headquarters opened an investigation into the Trump campaign.

https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fthefederalist.com%2F2023%2F06%2F05%2Fhighly-credible-source-reveals-scandal-bigger-than-biden-bribery-fbi-election-interference%2F

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

John Quiggin, the great oracle of knowledge, will now explain what causes him to believe I’m not from western Sydney, and, what causes him to believe I’m from the far far far (times pye r squared) north.

Over to you Professor Quiggin, you’re the smart guy here ……

After that you can tell us how no mine in Australia has a pit that is 20 km from end to end (& how ridiculous it is to say an open cut mine could be that long), & knowledegable accurate stuff like that.

JC
JC
June 7, 2023 12:14 am

John Quiggin, the great oracle of knowledge, will now explain what causes him to believe I’m not from western Sydney, and, what causes him to believe I’m from the far far far (times pye r squared) north.

Because your very own blog piece that was sent to me says that you’re not from Sydney, but Queensland.

After that you can tell us how no mine in Australia has a pit that is 20 km from end to end (& how ridiculous it is to say an open cut mine could be that long), & knowledegable accurate stuff like that.

How does that go again? Oh yeah:

Citation required.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Citation required.

You’re backing off that one?
No more sneering, & announcing you’re off to dinner tonight, with a mining dude, where you & he will laugh yourselves under the table at how stoopid someone is to try to tell anyone an open cut would by anything like that long?

Got it.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

That sound y’all hear is an Italian tank, selecting reverse gear.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

The concept of coming from somewhere, but now living elsewhere (this is done via a process known to normies as moving, or to the ponytail class as relocating) is too complex for Professor Quiggin.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
June 7, 2023 12:26 am

All day today over here. Still going.

Dragon – Rain – Official Video – 1983 – Remastered

JC
JC
June 7, 2023 12:28 am

Driller
I think you’re drunk. There’s no mine in the world that measures 20K in length. I think you’re confusing you’re fat arsehole, which is where your stupid head resides most of the time.

But look, I’m open to being proven wrong. Please tell the readership, if it’s not the crack where your stupid head spends most of its time, where is this 20K open cut that you randomly brought up?

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Quiggin, do you move, or do you relocate? People are asking.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

There’s no mine in the world that measures 20K in length

I’m not sure even a well-engineered Italian tank has enough reverse gears to be able to back out of that statement.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Duty calls, looks like some white collar types, perhaps bankers, have been got into trouble in the front bar.
Better go & make sure the locals don’t hurt them too much. Wouldn’t want to see some bankers bashed up by low-IQ tradesmen.

JC
JC
June 7, 2023 12:40 am

Okay, so where this mine measuring 20K in length, General Kebab? There’s no mine measuring end to end 20K in a straight line, but I wouldn’t know if there is one “rotationally ” measuring so. However, that’s not really what we’re talking about. You described it as end to end and not rotationally, which means a spiral type then you’re just being a dickhead again. A curling spiral road isn’t a mine, you idiot.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Back for a minute, to collect the first aid kit. Events didn’t turn out as planned by the finance jocks:

Who knew that squealing: “You can’t clout me, I’m paid more than you” wasn’t going to stop low-IQ tradesmen in their tracks?
For some reason this erudite & eloquent phrase did not cause low-IQ tradesmen to ponder the wisdom of their violent, thuggish ways.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

There’s no mine measuring end to end 20K in a straight line

And that is the sound of an Italian tank clunking the transmission, trying to find reverse gear.
Didn’t expect the retreat to begin so soon.

JC
JC
June 7, 2023 12:55 am

How is it retesting when I stick with the original claim that you accuse of having got wrong .

You said I claimed there’s no mine in the world that’s 20k long. I can’t recall this deeply intellectual discussion but I’m happy to hold to that. Now you’re accusing me of retreating from that claim. You really are a human kebab, driller.

JC
JC
June 7, 2023 12:58 am

There’s no mine measuring end to end 20K in a straight line

Oh, I just realised with the highlight. You meant the road spiral is 20 k. You kebab, a spiral road isn’t a mine.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Professor Quiggin is not an engineer, as we can plainly see. The length of roadwork along which a dump truck drives to get to bottom of a circular pit, may be a few miles, however regardless of the length of that drive, the diameter of the pit does not change, & is rarely all that far.

Circular pits I’ve never seen (except in photos) as many open cut pits may be long narrow things, sort of like a large & wiggly pipe trench, albeit with a few batterns left across, for purpose of crossing with machinery, or some other secret engineering/mining reason. (Draglines walk best on very sold ground)

The haul road, rather than being cut into the wall of the excavation, runs parallel, at ground level.
I’ve never really had a good look at one, coz they get all hot & bothered if you’re caught inside the fence. However they’ll sometimes come over & say gooday if they see you walking a mob of cattle along the other side of the fence, or working a machine.
They’re usually quite helpful if you run into trouble, & require a spare tyre, or a ride home due to a breakdown, or something.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Is there a low-IQ tradesman around, who can explain to the professor that “pit-length” is not the same as “length of round & round drive to the bottom of a hole”?

And perhaps a dumb engineer, to explain to the professor just what the diameter of a circular pit would need to be for the haul road to the bottom to be twenty kilometres in length?

If I keep laughing like this its going to do a harm to my hernia – I’m signing orf.

JC
JC
June 7, 2023 1:25 am

Driller ,
You’re babbling incoherently. There’s no pit, no mine that measures 20k in a straight line, you incoherent kebaber. If you believe there is, then tell us the name of this mine.

Go!

We’re talking about housos and kebabs and driller ends up talking about the record length of a mine. You really are a kebab.

johanna
johanna
June 7, 2023 1:30 am

Steve, thanks for the clip. Dragon were a great live band back in the day.

Jorge
Jorge
June 7, 2023 3:10 am

7 News:

Australian news reporters were barred from covering Daniel Andrews’ address to the Australia-China economic co-operation forum last night, even though Chinese journalists were cleared to attend

Chairman Dan to Chairman Xi: ‘No worries. Have a dim sim.’

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 7, 2023 3:20 am

johannasays:

June 7, 2023 at 1:30 am

Steve, thanks for the clip. Dragon were a great live band back in the day.

Citation required.

Tom
Tom
June 7, 2023 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
June 7, 2023 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
June 7, 2023 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
June 7, 2023 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
June 7, 2023 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
June 7, 2023 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
June 7, 2023 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
June 7, 2023 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
June 7, 2023 4:12 am
Tom
Tom
June 7, 2023 4:13 am
Tom
Tom
June 7, 2023 4:14 am
Tom
Tom
June 7, 2023 4:15 am
feelthebern
feelthebern
June 7, 2023 4:35 am

PGA & LIV to merge.
All litigation ends.
The guys who signed with LIV had a great couple of pay days.
Well done to them.

Johnny Rotten
June 7, 2023 5:14 am

And once again, many thanks Tom.

feelthebern
feelthebern
June 7, 2023 5:38 am

I’m not sure if Trump’s Truth Social post from June 2022 is a fake or not.
It’s being shared on twitter today.
Called the merger PGA & LIV merger exactly in the manner it happened.

feelthebern
feelthebern
June 7, 2023 5:51 am

Watching the golfing establishment twist themselves into a knot over this is glorious.
PGA monopoly, good.
LIV breakaway, bad because “it will destroy the game” & “the evil Saudis”.
Now a monopoly again, controlled by the Saudis, good.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 7, 2023 6:31 am

Watching the golfing establishment twist themselves into a knot over this is glorious.

This is a sensational development. A massive win for the Shark, albeit as a result of an even bigger gamble. You just know there’s a miniseries in the works.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 7, 2023 6:49 am

David Mills, ‘National Environment Reporter’ for the Hun brings to the table something nobody’s ever seen or heard of before:

The Arctic could have an ice free summer as soon as the 2030s – a decade earlier than previously thought – and Russia and China could be set to benefit, climate scientists believe.

And:

The sixth assessment report of the IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change) claimed the Arctic would be “practically ice-free” in September (the end of the Arctic summer) by around 2050, but the new modelling produced by South Korean and German scientists shows this could now occur as early as the 2030s.

German scientists. Again.

Emeritus Professor David Karoly from the University of Melbourne, an internationally recognised expert on climate change and climate variability, said the loss of Arctic sea ice would itself further accelerate global warming.

Everyone! Quick! Put your masks on!

Naturally, there’s an accompanying pic to this piece of a polar bear on an ice floe.

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