Open Thread – Tues 6 June 2023


Throne of Mercy, Albrecht Dürer, 1511

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H B Bear
H B Bear
June 7, 2023 3:49 pm

And in worse WA gossip… Zak Kirkup is looking to make a comeback…

If at first you don’t succeed …

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
June 7, 2023 3:50 pm

30mm rain today.
That will give us a full soil moisture profile as we start winter. Nice!
The El Niño brothers kicking up dust in the distance but they’re still a long way from riding into town.

Indolent
Indolent
June 7, 2023 3:50 pm
Roger
Roger
June 7, 2023 3:51 pm

And in worse WA gossip… Zak Kirkup is looking to make a comeback…

Er…somebody tell him that winners make combacks, not losers.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
June 7, 2023 3:52 pm

“We cannot stand by and see young people robbed of their futures by a justice system that too often lets them down.

“We can and we must do better.”

I don’t think politicians quite grasp how uninspiring their promises to solve problems and the enormous price tags attached are to ordinary people. I suppose because they are so intimately connected to their scheme – a new experience – they think it will be new and amazing to everyone else.

There will be very few normies who will cheer this. Just another scheme with tens of millions attached. Just like every other scheme there will be no discernible change, and there is more than a 50/50 chance the change will be for the worse.

All politicians do the same thing.

Frankly, every year of every government we hear of one masterful strategy after the other, to attack one intractable problem after the other. And things just get worse. We are weary of it.

So with regards Burney’s plan, all I hear is “Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah $81.5 million blah blah blah blah blah.”

The only part that registers is the amount of money I and other tax payers will have to chip in for no good reason.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 7, 2023 3:54 pm

Zak Kirkup is looking to make a comeback…

The Libs just keep on doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result.
I don’t know what can be done if Mr Kockup hasn’t gotten the message by now.
Sheesh. Bring on the asteroid.

flyingduk
flyingduk
June 7, 2023 3:57 pm

Don’t break any law and you won’t do any time

*Provided* you also have the foresight to film the police to prevent them fabricating evidence that you did…..

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
June 7, 2023 3:59 pm

Mr and Mrs Amphibian’s Mosman pad

Lily pad?

Dot
Dot
June 7, 2023 4:01 pm

And in worse WA gossip… Zak Kirkup is looking to make a comeback…

I knew IT would always make something of himself.

Anchor What
Anchor What
June 7, 2023 4:04 pm

“we believe San Francisco’s path to recovery remains clouded and elongated by major challenges“

America is disintegrating before our eyes. And now the best the remaining Fox people can come up with is “we need to harvest ballots too!”
Too little too late, kids.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Govt Covid Stupidity

Zak Kirkup is looking to make a comeback…

How? I didn’t think the Greens would move that far to the left.

Roger
Roger
June 7, 2023 4:05 pm

I don’t think politicians quite grasp how uninspiring their promises to solve problems and the enormous price tags attached are to ordinary people.

Especially so when governments supercharged the problem with their so called youth justice policies.

In QLD, Palaszczuk – under pressure to address the problem – now has plans to build two new youth detention centres, one in the north of the state and one in the south. However, they can’t staff the existing centres adequately, presumably because nobody wants to work with the inmates.

Dot
Dot
June 7, 2023 4:06 pm

Whoa!

The Oliver Stone movie is being promoted on radio news as actual news; spruiking nuclear power.

The Cathedral now has woken up to the reality of nuclear power being the cheapest and safest long-term option.

Ironically, the spineless, weathervane and initiative-less (“conservative, free market” LOL) SFLs here will lag and the ALP and Greens will end up pushing for nuke power before the likes of Johnny Prosciutto or Zacky Kochup.

Lysander
Lysander
June 7, 2023 4:08 pm

Yeah, it seems Kockup is making a run for Churchlands…

Indolent
Indolent
June 7, 2023 4:09 pm
Johnny Rotten
June 7, 2023 4:10 pm

There is no Glory in the Grave

“The working class of Europe has nothing to gain from this war and everything to lose,” Irish European Parliament member Clare Daly stated in October 2022. “I find it laughable that those who call for arms to Ukraine never call for arms for the people of Palestine, or for the people of Yemen.” She is right – the people have absolutely nothing to gain through endless wars. Some may say, “Oh but Palestine and Yemen do not border Europe.” The neocons led Europeans to believe that they were in danger of Russian aggression, as if Russia were on a conquest to conquer all of Europe. In truth, they knew that Russia only wanted to reclaim a piece of land that historically hosted Russian people. Europe at large was never in danger; they are now.

Clare Daly has been aggressively advocating to end the war in Ukraine. Daly spoke out in March 2023, declaring, “Ukraine is burning through a generation of men.” Zelensky is sending in troops with no formal training who are expected to fight his endless war. People cheer when they hear of a successful attack or new weapons coming in, but no one thinks of the Ukrainian and Russian men on the frontlines who will never return home.

Think of the teenagers who know in a few short years that they too will be expected to fight, with no other potential future. Ukrainian male students were prohibited by the Ukrainian Ministry from traveling abroad to study, as Zelensky needed them ready to fight to replace their older brothers and peers who may perish in battle. Yet Zelensky parades around in a military green shirt, forcing men to die, knowing he will not receive so much as a scratch.

“These are human beings, and there is a shameful lack of empathy for ordinary people in the war rhetoric in here. The debate is about keeping the war flowing to keep the war going,” Daly shouted. Peace was never an option for the West. Russia did in fact offer to hold discussions. They appeased Russia with the Minsk Agreement that they never intended to keep, as former German Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted. Merkel said that the entire premise of the Minsk Agreement was to buy time to build up Ukraine’s military. War has always been the goal of the neocons. Russia was none the wiser of the grand plan until after they entered Ukraine.

Clare Daly has expressed how livid she is at the warmongers for continuing this war. It is a rare occurrence to see her speaking out on BBC or any major channels. She has questioned what it even means for Ukraine to “win” the war. “Ordinary people don’t win in wars, they’re cannon fodder in the games of others,” Daly said, “You can shout glory all you like, but there is no glory in the grave, and only graves come out of this folly.”

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/war/there-is-no-glory-in-the-grave/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

Dot
Dot
June 7, 2023 4:12 pm

Pass the popcorn!

Settle in Cassie. Order something in on MenuDog or UberCheats.

The fish rots from the head. The chat logs may lead back to union reform group court documents being destroyed, the gate hinges being oiled, fashionable brick walls at Altona, Bibi Jan, chocolate drop and sexual assault after a date at an establishment that didn’t exist at the time.

I can see the Prada handbags trembling for their mistresses, wafting a wetty pong.

Smile, you scion of a bitch!

This would be my Muellerween.

Roger
Roger
June 7, 2023 4:14 pm

1st quarter 2023 economic growth: 0.2%.

Lowe is driving us towards recession and the government isn’t helping either.

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 7, 2023 4:16 pm

Yeah, it seems Kockup is making a run for Churchlands…

Plenty of Liar marginals to have a crack at. I should give the Lieborals a ring myself. My Internet past might come back to haunt me. No outstanding DV orders though.

Dot
Dot
June 7, 2023 4:17 pm

Indolent remember that woman who reckoned she was sex trafficked in Sydney and couldn’t describe where she was being held, the rooms, the building, the location or the general area? It would have been in the last few years.

I don’t doubt the trade exists. The topic tends to attract lunatics though. Criticism of absurd stories is defended by pointing out the obvious wrongness of such a trade and the associated crimes and profiteering from human misery; then asking the have you stopped Y or do you support X fallacy.

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 7, 2023 4:17 pm

Lowe will be fine. No doubt CommSuper was still opened when he joined the RBA. What a useless TWOT.

Dot
Dot
June 7, 2023 4:19 pm

Lowe did nothing wrong.

Except in the prior four years.

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 7, 2023 4:20 pm

For starters, Lowe is a glowbull warming believer

calli
calli
June 7, 2023 4:23 pm

We might ask the following question, why is Seven and the Daily Mail suddenly shining a light on this tawdry couple, the spurious allegation, the political malfeasance etc?

Firstly, the usual reason – clicks and eyeballs. It’s a juicy story that promises to retain its juice for some weeks to come. And at no real harm to themselves – they are “simply reporting the facts”. Network rivalry is also a big deal.

Also riding the zeitgeist as you describe…plus another important contributing factor – people are starting to feel the pinch and the whiff around a person getting a huge and very public payout for something unproven and in fact very dodgy isn’t going down well. Face of the Movement or not. And all the ones behind it are the super wealthy also.

Albo’s 33% star is slowly sinking with every interest rate rise and hat tip to vested interests like the Voice. SFLs regardless, the electorate knows that they appear to do better in tough times.

There’s blood in the water and the sharks are circling.

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 7, 2023 4:24 pm

Lowe was let down by his balls. The crystal ones in his case.

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 7, 2023 4:27 pm

I’ve heard of people going into cushie jobs straight out of Uni, but straight out of skool? FMD. Would have even had to work at Coles or Maccas.

Dot
Dot
June 7, 2023 4:28 pm

Quicker retracement to the mean cash rate, announced early, stricter targeting, with a lower long-term target, quicker and deeper policy moves to the GFC and COVID…

Well, actually I said the same thing last time (GFC).

What we’ve seen in Australia since 2012 was a mini Great Moderation.

It was a mistake.

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 7, 2023 4:29 pm

Wouldn’t have*

Vicki
Vicki
June 7, 2023 4:32 pm

Lowe is driving us towards recession and the government isn’t helping either.

Roger, I am no admirer of Lowe – he had no business, for example, to tell prospective home buyers last year that there was no increase in interest rates in the foreseeable future.

However, it is superfluous to accuse Lowe of “driving us toward recession”, when the world in heading that way without the assistance of Philip Lowe.

bespoke
bespoke
June 7, 2023 4:32 pm

Farmer Gezsays:
June 7, 2023 at 3:50 pm
30mm rain today.
That will give us a full soil moisture profile as we start winter. Nice!

Only if ya don’t have to work in it.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
June 7, 2023 4:32 pm

“justice reinvestment”?
Can we stop giving these midwit weasel words oxygen please. I have no doubt that $81 on the Voice Visa Card will result in the opposite of justice for victims and perpetrators enough, and will yield absolutely zero in investment terms. Indeed, this look-over-there! money will need even more spending to dig the relativism-fuelled hellhole of “traditional Communities” out of the bowels of hell- that is, if anyone ever has the will and means to do it.

cohenite
June 7, 2023 4:33 pm

Cheques have to be banned along with cash if you want complete control over expenditure. It’s as simple as that. Dr professor chalmers PhD in no fool!

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
June 7, 2023 4:33 pm

2016 Northern Territory, Census Aboriginal and/or Torres …
https://www.abs.gov.au › census › quickstats › IQS7
For the 2016 Census in Northern Territory, there were 58,246 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 50.0% were male and 50.0% were female.

and a cool

Three Territory towns and communities as well as Darwin will share in $81.5m to keep Indigenous people out of prison.

A lazy $1400 for every man woman and kid, thats being silly enough to assume 100% from cradle to grave are crooks.

Plus all the normal misery money floating round.

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 7, 2023 4:35 pm

Yeah Cohenite, I’m sure they wanna ban cash but don’t have the gutsto admit it yet. The same way they want to ban private automobiles.

cohenite
June 7, 2023 4:37 pm

There’s blood in the water and the sharks are circling.

I don’t know who the sharks are; the punters are goldfish, the LNP are puffer fish and the media are Indian Myna birds.

Dot
Dot
June 7, 2023 4:38 pm

Off-grid save for crypto is the only way I want to live in the future. There are ways to cover your digital tracks, but I’m not smart enough to explain what they are.

If you get an old diesel and recover your own biodiesel, you’re sort of invincible.

A lack of a standardised bronze, sterling silver and gold unit of account is an error the anti-statists made in the last 30+ years, but it was pushed by the statists to discourage or eliminate the competition.

Vicki
Vicki
June 7, 2023 4:39 pm

Clare Daly has been aggressively advocating to end the war in Ukraine. Daly spoke out in March 2023, declaring, “Ukraine is burning through a generation of men.” Zelensky is sending in troops with no formal training who are expected to fight his endless war. People cheer when they hear of a successful attack or new weapons coming in, but no one thinks of the Ukrainian and Russian men on the frontlines who will never return home.

In the last day or so I noted on the TV news the story of a young Ukrainian man who attempted to enter Australia illegally to escape recruitment for the war. The despair on his face was awful to behold. And don’t anyone tell me that he was a coward etc.

Tom
Tom
June 7, 2023 4:40 pm

Lowe is driving us towards recession and the government isn’t helping either.

Bloke’s never had a real job outside the public service. What did you expect?

calli
calli
June 7, 2023 4:40 pm

Indian Mynah Sharks, cohenite. Like Laser Sharks, but they cr*p all over you before they eat you.

Self saucing.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
June 7, 2023 4:41 pm

Oh no….

Though i will state the government owes protection to those under its care. For all the jokes about prison rape/bashings its immoral to outsource punishment to crims.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-06-07/milton-orkopoulos-bashed-in-prison/102450342
Former NSW Labor minister and convicted paedophile Milton Orkopoulos has been treated for multiple injuries after being bashed in prison.

Corrective Services NSW said its officers initiated a medical response about 12:15pm yesterday at the Metropolitan Special Programs Centre at Long Bay after an inmate was found with suspected head injuries.

Orkopoulos was then taken to a Sydney hospital and treated for head, body and leg injuries.

Police are investigating the assault.

The ABC understands when officers visited Orkopoulos in hospital yesterday he told them he did not know who assaulted him.

The 65-year-old is awaiting sentence after being found guilty by a jury in April of 26 child sex and drugs offences.

Those offences relate to four boys in Lake Macquarie and on the mid north coast between 1993 and 2003.

The former Swansea MP and minister for Aboriginal affairs previously spent 11 years in prison after being found guilty of 30 child sex and drugs charges in 2008.

He was released from prison in 2020 but was taken back into custody weeks later for allegedly violating his parole conditions.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
June 7, 2023 4:51 pm

Anyone else find that supposed photo of Hitler at some rally at the beginning of WW1 suspect.

Photos of him in the trenches show him with a longer wider moustache, so the toothbrush thing was his style after the war.

Roger
Roger
June 7, 2023 4:59 pm

However, it is superfluous to accuse Lowe of “driving us toward recession”, when the world in heading that way without the assistance of Philip Lowe.

I disagree, Vicki.

We’ve avoided previous world recessions.

Growth would be anemic but would likely continue as the analysts expect if Lowe wasn’t stamping on the brakes. For their part, Albanese & Chalmers should also be addressing supply-side issues with some urgency.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 7, 2023 5:02 pm

There’s blood in the water and the sharks are circling.

Sharks have nice natures, they wouldn’t hurt a fly. Sweetie pies.

Just keep swimming: SoCal study shows sharks, humans can share ocean peacefully (Phys.org, 6 Jun)

The researchers confirmed that surfers, swimmers and sharks can coexist peacefully but “we never expected to see so many encounters every day with no incidents” of bites, said Chris Lowe, a marine biology professor and the Shark Lab’s director.

“It’s not just about sharks, it’s about people,” Lowe said. “This study may change people’s perception of the risk sharks pose to people that share the ocean with them.”

So just keep swimming.

They’re the experts, so you should believe them. On the other hand there’re plenty of experts, so if you ever need some burley just find one and throw him in.

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 7, 2023 5:05 pm

What is the mechanism that allows the RBA to control interest rates? Shouldn’t financial institutions be competing with each other to win borrowers and depositors? I know they used to have SRDs and LGS ratios. Is that still the case?

duncanm
duncanm
June 7, 2023 5:07 pm

Louis Littsays:
June 7, 2023 at 1:49 pm
Cat Scientist and Greographers.

Wih the breaking up of the Dam in the Ukraine, could this water flow effect the sea level at the black sea and the cities located on the sea and peninsula – Instanbul is intersesting.

its a big dam, but not THAT big!

Kakhovka Reservoir: 18 km^3
Black Sea: 547,000 km^3

Roger
Roger
June 7, 2023 5:11 pm

What is the mechanism that allows the RBA to control interest rates?

They set the cash rate, the commercial banks follow.

It was proposed in the recent RBA review that they be stripped of that power. A former RBA economist submitted a particularly damning report describing the cost on the real economy of the RBA’s monetary policy.

bespoke
bespoke
June 7, 2023 5:13 pm

The SPLC is a corrupt joke. Anyone who cites them is either ignorant or pushing an agenda

cohenite
June 7, 2023 5:15 pm

If you get an old diesel and recover your own biodiesel, you’re sort of invincible.

Don’t forget guns Dot; and ammunition making equipment; and lots of cans of baked beans; and a few sheep; you can eat them, get clothes making wool off them and they’re better than women; if you get my meaning.

Dot
Dot
June 7, 2023 5:16 pm

I’ll ask rabz.

Did Dua Lipa copy OutKast?

I think there are only so many ways to write a chord progression.

OutKast: Rosa Parks, instrumental

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

Dua Lipa, Levitating

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N000qglmmY0

The part that struck me more was the bridge sang into the chorus. It reminded me of an 80’s song I can’t remember. Whoever mixed loved the 80s, the bass and handclaps makes me feel like a tiny kid again.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 7, 2023 5:18 pm

H B Bearsays:

June 7, 2023 at 10:46 am

Still suspect the Liars will lose Gallagher over this. Drumgold is already gone. Whatever label everyone chooses to put on it.

Yes.
She is the most likely to go under the bus. They can ring-fence the $3 million as her flight of fancy.
Plibbers was definitely lying through her teeth about the “welfare check” on Britnah.
But that wasn’t what annoyed me most about that TeeVee segment.
It was Bananaby chiming in with, “Oh, I don’t have a problem with Tanya asking those questions.”
Right.
So Beetrooter thinks it is fine and dandy to run a rape prosecution in question time.
Fkn prick.
He and his deadbeat missus are both toxic Canbra troughers.
She writes the “indignant conservative” slush for the Tele whilst he is #me-tooing all over Canbra.
Cynical double act to sucker the rural punters whilst simultaneously keeping the swamp connections alive for the post Canbra sinecure.

Vicki
Vicki
June 7, 2023 5:20 pm

I disagree, Vicki.
We’ve avoided previous world recessions.

Roge, we’ll have to agree to disagree. I think a “Big one” is coming, and we are preparing for it at our place.

Dot
Dot
June 7, 2023 5:21 pm

Open market operations milt f.

M3 usually drives M1 growth, BUT there is an inherent hysteresis built in that the inflation target (even over the long term) is significantly above zero.

The money supply can be contracted or expanded in the banking system. It’s just not usually allowed to work on its own.

https://www.rba.gov.au/mkt-operations/resources/tech-notes/open-market-operations.html

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 7, 2023 5:22 pm

Thanks Roger- why do the banks have to follow? Sorry if it’s a stupid question but I’ve never really got my head around it. I know when I was a kid NSW Permanant used to offer 10% to depositors so I assume borrowers paid more in interest?

cohenite
June 7, 2023 5:22 pm

He and his deadbeat missus are both toxic Canbra troughers.

But they’re both lookers; in their own way.

Dot
Dot
June 7, 2023 5:23 pm

My sheep will be woke to the privilege that New Zealanders have and aware of their slave past, they will fight off a would-be Dame Jacinda Arden invading my property to grab my pure biodiesel and rainwater.

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 7, 2023 5:25 pm

Thanks Dot.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 7, 2023 5:25 pm

He and his deadbeat missus are both toxic Canbra troughers.

In the immortal words of feelthebern:

GET F*CKED BARNABY.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
June 7, 2023 5:27 pm

Those here are commemorated for a day, yet pride-month is in full swing.

Omaha Beach : The D-Day Cameraman Who Filmed Assaults Waves on June 6, 1944 – WWII Then & Now

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 7, 2023 5:28 pm

He and his deadbeat missus are both toxic Canbra troughers.
She writes the “indignant conservative” slush for the Tele whilst he is #me-tooing all over Canbra.
Cynical double act to sucker the rural punters whilst simultaneously keeping the swamp connections alive for the post Canbra sinecure.

Too true- phony and weathervane x 2

Dot
Dot
June 7, 2023 5:28 pm

Another thing about El Salvador is there is only about 60% of the population with a bank account but there are 1.65 times as many mobile phone accounts as people.

Africans tend to use Mobi Money (my Ugandan missionary friend told me this). Phone credit can’t be stolen by the cops or militiamen like cash.

Tom
Tom
June 7, 2023 5:28 pm

They [the RBA] set the cash rate, the commercial banks follow.

In other words, the cost of money in Australia isn’t being decided by competitive and/or market dynamics, but by government edict — by the Reserve Bank, which has been granted “independence” under a figleaf arrangement, where the government appoints the RBA board and its executives.

That is socialism, not capitalism or even crony capitalism. In fact, it is socialism’s ultimate destination when it gets into bed with big business — fascism.

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 7, 2023 5:31 pm

Mobi Money- mobile phone credit I presume. I know in the Philippines they would transfer it from phone to phone.

Roger
Roger
June 7, 2023 5:32 pm

I think there are only so many ways to write a chord progression.

If you want it to sound musical, yes.

Most pop songs are based on progressions of 3, 4 or 5 chords arranged in set patterns that are repeated by songwriters (in different keys) because they work.

Why reinvent the wheel?

Having said that, The Beatles, being smarty pants, wrote a number one hit with just one chord.

Dot
Dot
June 7, 2023 5:33 pm

Believe it or not milt f, this is the most fascinating stuff to me.

Esoteric to most, but it is also the capstone subject in economics and it gets very deep.

https://econjwatch.org/articles/do-economists-reach-a-conclusion-on-free-banking-episodes

That’s one of the best primer papers on free market banks, issuing their own currency and acting as quasi-central bank clearinghouses I’ve read.

Without a lender of last resort, free banking works; the reserve ratios are higher and there is an incentive to issue currency but there is a countervailing incentive not to write off your own loan book, let alone competition seeing your “exchange rate” fall.

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 7, 2023 5:33 pm

We’ve avoided previous world recessions.

The Chinese got us out of the last one keeping commodity prices firm. Like the rest of the world they’ve got nothing in the locker this time. Almost inevitable Australia is dragged into whatever happens at an international level.

Dot
Dot
June 7, 2023 5:34 pm

Should I put “interested in monetary policy and agent-based modelling of semi-rational expectations responses to time-inconsistent macroeconomic policies” on my Bumble profile?

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
June 7, 2023 5:34 pm

NRL still adhering to their guilty until proven innocent mumbo jumbo:
Eels star Dylan Brown stood down by NRL as he fights sexual touching allegations

Roger
Roger
June 7, 2023 5:38 pm

Almost inevitable Australia is dragged into whatever happens at an international level.

The key word there being almost.

Roger
Roger
June 7, 2023 5:39 pm

Should I put “interested in monetary policy and agent-based modelling of semi-rational expectations responses to time-inconsistent macroeconomic policies” on my Bumble profile?

Depends…is Bumble like LinkedIn?

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
June 7, 2023 5:43 pm

More on “all women must be believed”:
Boxer Harry Garside has had domestic violence charges dropped just over a month after he was arrested when he landed at Sydney Airport from filming a reality show.
The Olympic bronze medallist was accused of assaulting his former girlfriend Ashley Ruscoe on the night of March 1 in Bellevue Hill in Sydney’s east.

Garside, wearing a black suit and tie, appeared at Sydney Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday morning and was pleased to announce the charges had been dropped.

“Today I have been vindicated. Moments ago the police prosecutor informed the court that they have dropped all matters against me,” he said. (Sky News)

I’m sure the wonderful Bettina Arndt will be publicising the details very soon. She will probably accent the issue of Garside being arrested in public on no more than an allegation which could not be supported.

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 7, 2023 5:45 pm

Believe it or not milt f, this is the most fascinating stuff to me.

I do believe it Dot- I’m interested in economics too. Mostly studied it in senior HS but also a bit at uni. We were taught that the RBA was banker to banks. I guess the ‘cash rate’ is a ‘tool’ canbra uses ‘manage’ the economy. I understand prior to the RBA it was the Commonwealth Bank that issued notes etc.

Diogenes
Diogenes
June 7, 2023 5:45 pm

Anyone else find that supposed photo of Hitler at some rally at the beginning of WW1 suspect.

Not really , this the man at Kurt Eisner’s, who both communist and Jewish, funeral. At this stage it looks like the toothbrush.

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MatrixTransform
June 7, 2023 5:45 pm

better things to do than return empties for 10c a throw

we used to get 20c for Coke or Tarax bottle in 1978

which is what a pinball game used to cost.

ps: it wasn’t us …we never robbed bottles from the milkbar and then cashed them in at the fish’n’chip so we could play the pinnies

Roger
Roger
June 7, 2023 5:47 pm

Most pop songs are based on progressions of 3, 4 or 5 chords arranged in set patterns that are repeated by songwriters (in different keys) because they work.

I.e., the root notes of the chords are related musically on the degrees of a scale.

The human ear finds this pleasing. The ear also anticipates chord changes and the resolution of tensions chord progressions create. Thgis is how music can stimulate emotional responses.

This is Western musical theory going back to the Greeks.

local oaf
June 7, 2023 5:47 pm

Anyone else find that supposed photo of Hitler at some rally at the beginning of WW1 suspect.

Yeah, it looks more like Charlie Chaplin than Hitler.

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 7, 2023 5:47 pm

Thanks Roger- why do the banks have to follow? Sorry if it’s a stupid question but I’ve never really got my head around it

The cash rate is just one of the many interest rates that the banks face in setting their own cost of funds through their own Treasury operations. Much of the RBA work is done through Open Market Operations with RBA dealers operating alongside commercial bank dealers in the various markets. With a floating AUD there is a limited to how far AUD interest rates can move against international rates without crashing the exchange rate. It’s complicated.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
June 7, 2023 5:47 pm

Last ragged claw at the taxpayer by the vile, diseased sponging boomers…

Meme.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-06-07/minister-leaves-door-open-for-aged-care-levy/102449472
Australians could be required to pay more tax to help fund aged care — and rich, older Australians could be forced to pay even more.

Aged Care Minister Anika Wells has today announced the details around a new task force that has been asked to recommended how best to fund aged care.

Speaking at the National Press Club, minister Wells acknowledged that pressures on the system, both in capacity and costs, would increase in the years ahead.

“We must act now, the baby boomers are coming,” she said.

“Within a decade, our nation will have, for the first time in history, more people aged over 65 than under 18.

We are going to need a fair and equitable system to meet the needs of baby boomers who, with their numbers and determination to solve problems, have shaken every single system they’ve come across.”


This is the same spastic who announced old peoples homes would miraculously find registered nurses because shed made it law they had to.

Aside from funding aged care, staffing is another key issue for the sector.

Earlier this year the minister conceded that the July 1 deadline for 24/7 nursing in aged care homes would not be met by all centres.

Pressed today on when that deadline would now be met, she would not say.

“I accept we’re thousands short but I’m going to keep my shoulder to the wheel and keep pulling all the levers until we get there,” she said.

“The boat doesn’t leave the harbour on 1 July and that’s it and everybody left on the pontoon is done for, I’ll keep trying on 2 July and every day after that until we get it done.”

TOP…MEN…

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 7, 2023 5:49 pm

Yeah, it looks more like Charlie Chaplin than Hitler.

Zelig?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 7, 2023 5:51 pm

Abject Parental Failure news (the Hun):

In March, police patrolling a music festival near Swan Hill saw Davis acting suspiciously, before he spotted them and quickly ducked into a port-a-loo.

When he emerged, officers searched Davis and the toilet, turning up a large stockpile of drugs, including 14.1g of ketamine, 19 Xanax tablets, 11 LSD tablets, 17.7g of cocaine, 5g of dimethylamphetamines, 118 ecstasy tablets, a 3g bag of ‘green vegetable matter’, an orange switchblade knife and $1775 in cash.

This bloke, if you don’t mind, is 23 years old.

In court on Tuesday, Davis was accompanied by his mother, Gayle, who said she was “horrified” and “shocked” when she found out about her son’s offending.

“It came as a huge shock to me, you send your child off to a music festival thinking they’ll be safe,” she said.

1. Baaaaaaaahahahahahaaaaaaa;
2. 23 years old; and
3. You don’t ‘send off’ your adult son anywhere, reputedly safe or not.

Abject.
Parental.
Failure.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
June 7, 2023 5:51 pm

Not really , this the man at Kurt Eisner’s, who both communist and Jewish, funeral. At this stage it looks like the toothbrush.

That would have been 1919.

So unless Hitler had the toothbrush before the war, then grew the bigger one he had while in the trenches, then back to the toothbrush…

Tom
Tom
June 7, 2023 5:52 pm

We’ve avoided previous world recessions.

But not the current one being masterminded by the government — which represents trade unions, not those who make economic growth possible, the entrepreneurs.

What did you expect when the economy is being controlled by government socialists? Which is why Scott Morrison’s Labor lite policies tipped him out of office.

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 7, 2023 5:54 pm

Tom

by the Reserve Bank, which has been granted “independence” under a figleaf arrangement, where the government appoints the RBA board and its executives.

The same technique is also used for the Remuneration Tribunal, which sets remuneration levels for politicians, senior public servants and military officers, and multiples of other troughers of various types.

Legalised corruption?

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 7, 2023 5:54 pm

So we have currency dealers on pubic service salaries? Thanks Dot, Bear and Roger for the info too- always learn new stuff here.

Roger
Roger
June 7, 2023 5:55 pm

So unless Hitler had the toothbrush before the war, then grew the bigger one he had while in the trenches, then back to the toothbrush…

Couldn’t make up his mind?

😀

Chris
Chris
June 7, 2023 5:55 pm

Yeah, it seems Kockup is making a run for Churchlands…

I spent many years volunteering for Liz Constable. Churchlands as a whole is wise to the SFLs and willing to support someone better, eg the anonymous Liberal they replaced with whoever the anonymous Labour Member is now.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
June 7, 2023 5:56 pm

One think I “found” during the last downturn was just how effectively banks collude to keep property prices high.
All the guff about “payment vacations’ and “talk to us if you are in trouble” was self serving crap.
Instead of banks seeing properties go underwater as prices dropped they effectively kept a floor on prices while saddling the lenders with extra debt.

Roger
Roger
June 7, 2023 5:58 pm

But not the current one being masterminded by the government — which represents trade unions, not those who make economic growth possible, the entrepreneurs.

Tom, I don’t believe this lot could mastermind anything.

And a recession will dampen their re-election prospects considerably.

I think the Oz’s political editor wrote today that it’s (Lowe’s announcement yesterday) the first time he’s seen the government nervous.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
June 7, 2023 6:02 pm

TOP…MEN…

Climate change risk added to banking watchdog’s beat

ByMarion Rae
Australia’s banking regulator will push banks, insurers and superannuation funds to properly account for climate risks under an updated charter.

For the first time, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) will be explicitly required to consider risks related to climate change as part of its work, Treasurer Jim Chalmers said.

“Our priority is to ensure Australia’s financial system remains stable and robust and that the regulator is responsive to changing economic conditions,” Dr Chalmers said. “This includes promoting transparency in relation to financial risks and the adoption of climate reporting standards.”
The statement released on Wednesday focuses on APRA’s role in ensuring a safe, resilient and competitive financial system.

In addition, the promotion of “prudent practices and transparency” on climate-related financial risks will be adopted as a priority.

Other jurisdictions, such as the European Commission, have implemented similar requirements, including so-called “double materiality” that brings environmental impacts into traditional financial accounting.

AAP

Austfailures luck is running out.

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 7, 2023 6:02 pm

So we have currency dealers on pubic service salaries?

I suspect the RBA guys would be getting market rates otherwise they would just walk. JC might know. In reality RBA dealing would be indistinguishable from any other in the market. Ask Uncle George and the Governor of the Bank of England.

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 7, 2023 6:04 pm

Is this the short term money market we’re talking about?

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 7, 2023 6:05 pm

Speaking of Hitler and his moustache, I wonder to what extent the genius “holistic” thinkers of the “modern” left recall the extent to which post-WW I reparations caused bitterness (justified or not) in Germany? And the extent to which that bitterness facilitated Hitler’s ascension to power?

And if they do, do they ever fear that demands for massive reparations to Australian indigenes, African-American supposed descendants of slaves, and “climate” reparations to Third World nations that are not being allowed to invest in coal fired power, but are to be paid off to agree not to advance into modern life, might indeed be counter-productive.

The potential for unexpected consequences of hare-brained ideas seems to be completely ignored.

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 7, 2023 6:05 pm

And forex?

P
P
June 7, 2023 6:06 pm

Roger says:
June 7, 2023 at 5:32 pm

The Beatles, being smarty pants, wrote a number one hit with just one chord.

Tomorrow Never Knows?

Tom
Tom
June 7, 2023 6:06 pm

Mmmm. Meghan Rienks.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
June 7, 2023 6:07 pm

Couldn’t make up his mind?

Prefiguring the irritable, vacillating man sending out confused and contradictory orders from the Bunker years later.

It is suddenly clear now.

Roger
Roger
June 7, 2023 6:07 pm

Tomorrow Never Knows?

That is one chord, P, but not a hit single.

Paperback Writer.

😀

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 7, 2023 6:09 pm

In addition, the promotion of “prudent practices and transparency” on climate-related financial risks will be adopted as a priority.

Are ongoing subsidies to purveyors of “too cheap to meter” ruinables generators “prudent and transparen[t]” practices?

JC
JC
June 7, 2023 6:10 pm

dover0beach says:
June 7, 2023 at 5:07 pm

But is he really going to appeal to the non Republicans in a general POTUS election? (putting Dominion aside of course)…

Yes, Trump is the only one the appeals to non-Republicans. He is doing very well with key demos, better than 2016 or 2020. And contrary to the narrative, best with women.

I suspect there’s a 60% chance Hiden will not be running for office in 24. If that’s the case RFK jr will be the Demonrat candidate. He will be the next president. If my odds on Hiden are within the ballpark, then RFK will run with a 90% chance of winning.

If these two odds are good enough, RFK has a 54% chance of being the next president of the US>

.6 (Hiden not running because he dies or he loses most of his brain) X .9 (RFK winning the election) = .54. In my book, RFK is odds on to win given those parameters at 54%.

So there.

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 7, 2023 6:12 pm

Miltonf – all the various markets are independent yet linked. My understanding is most stuff is priced off the BBSW, a swap rate for 90 day bank bills. It’s a long time since I paid any real attention to this stuff.

Roger
Roger
June 7, 2023 6:13 pm

Is this the short term money market we’re talking about?

RBA cash rate is overnight.

calli
calli
June 7, 2023 6:14 pm

Good stuff, Roger. The year of Wild Thing and Friday on My Mind.

At the ripe old age of 10, my ears were glued to my little transistor radio. And all the girls wanted Nancy Sinatra’s boots.

Roger
Roger
June 7, 2023 6:14 pm

It’s a long time since I paid any real attention to this stuff.

Given that you’re a bear who goes about without pants you’re doing quite well!

Cassie of Sydney
June 7, 2023 6:15 pm

On Sharri tonight, Senator Malcolm Roberts said….

“was Brittany Higgins paid for bringing down a government”?

Yes she was. I’m flattered, Senator Roberts must read my comments on the Cat. Thank you Senator.

Roger
Roger
June 7, 2023 6:15 pm

And all the girls wanted Nancy Sinatra’s boots.

That’s one of the first songs I remember hearing on the wireless…the descending bass line got me hooked.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
June 7, 2023 6:16 pm

In my book, RFK is odds on to win given those parameters at 54%.

The democrats can’t control RFK, so will do anything to sink him.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
June 7, 2023 6:19 pm

JC

Your post made me go and listen to RFK as id seen stuff written about his vocal problems.

I was hoping for something more in the vein of Bane

Not a genuinely difficult to follow jerky speaker.
You think that wouldnt be too much of a negative for such a public position?

Tom
Tom
June 7, 2023 6:20 pm

If these two odds are good enough, RFK has a 54% chance of being the next president of the US

What you haven’t factored into that equation, JC, is that once the campaign starts, the news media (the unofficial third party) will do whatever it takes to destroy RFK’s reputation.

Winning in that environment requires Trump-level cut-through. RFK is well short of the campaign strategy required.

JC
JC
June 7, 2023 6:21 pm

Bear, I don’t know what that is about, but the RBA used to have clients and probably still does. The Fed also has government agencies as clients. If memory serves, the RBA goes into the market and transacts for the Dept of Defence. The Fed would come to us and ask for a two-way price in say, US$50 million and deal. The Fed also had the Defence Department and the State Department as customers. Both entities would be very careful to signal that the price being asked for was customer related and not for intervention. We always used to slant the two-way for the Fed as being a buyer because they needed foreign currency to run bullshit like embassies, etc. We made a few zacs of the Fed. 🙂

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 7, 2023 6:21 pm

Given that you’re a bear who goes about without pants you’re doing quite well!

It was waking up at 1am remembering I had forgotten to phone NAB Treasury that we had put through something that would stuff the banks cash position that made me realise I was not meant to be doing this. Treasury dealers failed to show graduate trainees much deference.

JC
JC
June 7, 2023 6:24 pm

Tom

I’ve considered that. My premise is that Hiden is walking from the race either dead or totally demented. There’s no one else on the Demonrat side and I think he would trounce the nomination.

If Hiden stays on, then there’s no way RFK would be able to take him out.

JC
JC
June 7, 2023 6:26 pm

You think that wouldnt be too much of a negative for such a public position?

I don’t think so, but I know what you mean. Folks like people with problems and RFK’s voice is a bit of a problem.

JC
JC
June 7, 2023 6:27 pm

By the way, I wouldn’t vote for RFK as I don’t like his policies -especially on energy. He’s a freaking idiot.

Diogenes
Diogenes
June 7, 2023 6:27 pm

, then grew the bigger one he had while in the trenches

Possibly to fit in with his kameraden, and look more martial.

JC
JC
June 7, 2023 6:29 pm

DrBeauGan says:
June 7, 2023 at 6:16 pm

In my book, RFK is odds on to win given those parameters at 54%.

The democrats can’t control RFK, so will do anything to sink him.

The GOP couldn’t control Trump either. They tried to sink him and look how that went.

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 7, 2023 6:29 pm

Any premise that European culture rises above our bogans goes out the window at this weekend’s Le Mans.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 7, 2023 6:30 pm

Get out your arseless chaps guys, it’s time to party!

CDC Warns that Pride Events Could Spawn Massive Monkeypox Outbreak (7 Jun)

Maybe Mark Latham could educate these poor lambs about how the virus is propagated.

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 7, 2023 6:31 pm

Gone are the days when a chap could simply turn up with his Bentley.

calli
calli
June 7, 2023 6:32 pm

He can’t do that, Bruce. He might offend them.

JC
JC
June 7, 2023 6:33 pm

I don’t like gambling.. no really I don’t, but I don’t think the betting markets are properly pricing in RFK’s chances here.

Indolent
Indolent
June 7, 2023 6:34 pm
Chris
Chris
June 7, 2023 6:35 pm

And all the girls wanted Nancy Sinatra’s boots.

That’s one of the first songs I remember hearing on the wireless…the descending bass line got me hooked.

Played right after ‘Little old wine drinker me’ on John Juan’s morning show – the ABC’s wireless programme.

Remember the ABC?

Crossie
Crossie
June 7, 2023 6:38 pm

thefrollickingmole says:
June 7, 2023 at 12:12 pm
I hope everyone is seated, smelling salts at the ready, and swooning couches prepped.
A heavy metal band has been accused of…. using groupies….
Sorry to have blurted it out like that, shocking i know.
Several people who attended concerts by the German band Rammstein have come forward describing a system whereby young female fans are recruited to have sex with the shock rockers’ lead singer, Till Lindemann, during and after their shows, following one fan’s allegation that her drink had been spiked at an afterparty in Vilnius last month.

It amuses me that the new Puritanism will be implemented due to disgruntled groupies.

calli
calli
June 7, 2023 6:42 pm

Okay, now we’re talking music. Here are a couple of old farts doing their thing live at Hyde Park.

Love the song, but it’s the soaring solo that always sucks me in.

Had to smile at the harpist though. Nice touch. 😀

calli
calli
June 7, 2023 6:49 pm

It’s odd, Crossie. I was thinking “Puritans” today also. And the odd taboos that surround its modern iteration.

Medical mutilation, public lewdness, filthy language – the new hotness, you go girrrrl, or xthem, or whatever

Lingering looks, touching or almost touching, unwanted attention – old and busted, and worthy of an arrest

Tom
Tom
June 7, 2023 6:50 pm

My premise is that Hiden is walking from the race either dead or totally demented.

The Young Turks and their useful idiots led by Ron Klein have been running the White House since they stole the US presidential election through industrial-level cheating in 2020.

Donald Trump got more votes than any candidate in history and he still “lost”.

The Democrats now control the US democratic system in the swing states and the US civil service, who vote 95%+ for the DNC.

I have to say the US political system is 1000% more corrupt than Australia’s.

Chris
Chris
June 7, 2023 6:52 pm

I don’t like gambling.. no really I don’t, but I don’t think the betting markets are properly pricing in RFK’s chances here.

Maybe time for a lazy $100 play on the arbitrage?

P
P
June 7, 2023 6:53 pm

‘Little old wine drinker me’

Dean Martin-Little Ole Wine Drinker Me

bespoke
bespoke
June 7, 2023 6:53 pm

NYC: Donate Your Spare Bedroom To An Illegal Immigrant

Mayor Eric Adams now wants to start paying every day New Yorkers to shelter migrants in their own homes – as the Big Apple struggles to find beds for the thousands of asylum seekers still flooding into the city.

Roger
Roger
June 7, 2023 6:58 pm

Had to smile at the harpist though. Nice touch.

Harpist…Mmm: Mikaela Davis covers the Grateful Dead.

cohenite
June 7, 2023 7:05 pm

Gutfeld likes RFK. But RFK talks funny and squints. He does have some Kennedy charisma but Trump has too much oomph. I anticipate Trump will be arrested for having secret documents. Which will be funny since between him, pence and the old pervert who had secret stuff when he was a senator, Trump is the only who could make a legitimate claim to having secret documents.

Since head prefect is laying odds maybe he can put some on Trump being arrested and being hung, a la Epstein, in Rikers.

calli
calli
June 7, 2023 7:07 pm

That was really cool,Roger. I’ve bookmarked it to listen to the rest tomorrow. Always loved harpists, including the little celtic harp that awakens some sort of wild atavistic response.

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 7, 2023 7:08 pm

I have to say the US political system is 1000% more corrupt than Australia’s.

Seems that way to me too Tom. It’s been a shock to me- the last four years. I don’t think Trump realized how corrupt it was either.

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
June 7, 2023 7:08 pm

By the way, I wouldn’t vote for RFK as I don’t like his policies -especially on energy. He’s a freaking idiot.

I listened to Jordan Petersen interviewing him in the last couple of days, RFK declared that the higher lakes in Tennessee and surrounds are sterile due to acid rain, and that we are all dying of chemical toxins in the air and soil. Bonkers. I was quite sorry to hear that he AND Petersen agreed that the IPCC reports on global warming are accurate and worrying. So disappointing.

feelthebern
feelthebern
June 7, 2023 7:10 pm

Eels star Dylan Brown stood down by NRL as he fights sexual touching allegations

It means that the NRL has viewed the footage.
Similar but different to when they viewed the Ben Barba footage.
It means it isn’t as clear cut.
Still, innocent until proven guilty.

feelthebern
feelthebern
June 7, 2023 7:12 pm

Petersen is a hoax.
A mm under the exterior, there isn’t much there.
That first mm helped a lot of young men though.
Pity about the rest.

Black Ball
Black Ball
June 7, 2023 7:14 pm

That would have been 1919.

So unless Hitler had the toothbrush before the war, then grew the bigger one he had while in the trenches, then back to the toothbrush…

Waiting for Ed to weigh in. His erstwhile musings aren’t worth the toilet paper I wipe my arse on. Such is their wrongology.

Roger
Roger
June 7, 2023 7:16 pm

That was really cool,Roger.

She’s very talented, calli.

Here she is playing China Cat Sunflower with the Dead’s Bob Weir: starts c. 12:00m mark.

Worth a look!

Roger
Roger
June 7, 2023 7:18 pm

Excuse me..that should be Bird Song.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 7, 2023 7:21 pm

Watching a crikkit doco on the 2019 Ashes on Focks, before the Test starts on FTA.

Speaking as an engineer, I can uncategorically assert to all assembled that Pat Cummins is a flog.

Tom
Tom
June 7, 2023 7:24 pm

Petersen is a hoax.

No, Bern. He’s a thinker.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 7, 2023 7:25 pm

We might ask the following question, why is Seven and the Daily Mail suddenly shining a light on this tawdry couple, the spurious allegation, the political malfeasance etc?

Yeah, it’s a bit of salacious clickbait.
And, of course, there is the perennial inter-network score-settling.
But I suspect there is a hand grenade with the pin out bouncing around in the Canbra bubble which we mere mortals aren’t privy to yet.
The dropping of Britnah like a hot spud has been far too dramatic and sudden and can’t be accounted for by what we have seen so far.
A mole in Finance who knows too much about the $3 meg perhaps?

Black Ball
Black Ball
June 7, 2023 7:25 pm

Speaking as an engineer, I can uncategorically assert to all assembled that Pat Cummins is a flog.

Aye. Is Alinta still emblazoned on the shirt? Haven’t had an opportunity to see as yet

JC
JC
June 7, 2023 7:26 pm

Tom says:
June 7, 2023 at 6:50 pm

No argument there, Tom

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 7, 2023 7:27 pm

Alinta still emblazoned on the shirt? Haven’t had an opportunity to see as yet

I’ll tell you in 35 minutes.

Vicki
Vicki
June 7, 2023 7:28 pm

Mayor Eric Adams now wants to start paying every day New Yorkers to shelter migrants in their own homes – as the Big Apple struggles to find beds for the thousands of asylum seekers still flooding into the city.

Don’t laugh – I reckon that may well happen here when the enormous number of immigrants that the federal government is bringing in arrive and find there is NIL rental accomodation.

H B Bear
H B Bear
June 7, 2023 7:30 pm

Most unusual for a network to have a go at another. They all know they are one night away from it being them. You can’t help feeling they’re happy to make an exception for Mrs Pirate Pete.

P
P
June 7, 2023 7:31 pm
Perplexed of Brisbane
Perplexed of Brisbane
June 7, 2023 7:31 pm

Bruce of Newcastlesays:
June 7, 2023 at 6:30 pm
Get out your arseless chaps guys, it’s time to party!

CDC Warns that Pride Events Could Spawn Massive Monkeypox Outbreak (7 Jun)

Maybe Mark Latham could educate these poor lambs about how the virus is propagated.

No. Won’t work. They’ll all be too disgusted and offended by the accurate description of what they get up to, to listen.

Bar Beach Swimmer
June 7, 2023 7:37 pm

JC:

the news media (the unofficial third party) will do whatever it takes to destroy RFK’s reputation.

He’s been without reputation for the MSM and others for a long time. During that period he seems not to have cared. I don’t see him caring now. Hence, there’s nothing to destroy, which makes him dangerous to the party hacks.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 7, 2023 7:38 pm

too disgusted and offended by the accurate description of what they get up to

I wonder where Nathan Winn and his support network of Parliamentary advisor homos were when the subject of shenanigans in Ministerial offices was (ahem) raised (PHRASING).

For a bunch of people who filmed themselves impaled on penii and blowing loads over desks, they were strangely quiet.

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

Vickisays:
June 7, 2023 at 7:28 pm
Mayor Eric Adams now wants to start paying every day New Yorkers to shelter migrants in their own homes – as the Big Apple struggles to find beds for the thousands of asylum seekers still flooding into the city.

Don’t laugh – I reckon that may well happen here when the enormous number of immigrants that the federal government is bringing in arrive and find there is NIL rental accomodation.

One might almost think that “leaders” both here and in the US are attempting to provoke an open (even if peaceful) rejection of their grand but stupid plans, to give them the excuse for a crackdown.

What would AnAl do if 100,000 people turned up outside Parliament House with placards proclaiming “No more immigration until electricity and water supplies are guaranteed, and housing is available for all Australians”?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 7, 2023 7:40 pm

Aha! I’d forgotten.

The 2019 Ashes doco. Full, unabridged footage of the stupidest Pat Cummins-inspired review that even Shane Watson wouldn’t have tried for, thus denying Lyon a wicket shortly after.

Test lost. Flog status confirmed.

Black Ball
Black Ball
June 7, 2023 7:42 pm

No runs yet in the third over, Warner is getting antsy.

Black Ball
Black Ball
June 7, 2023 7:43 pm

The 2019 Ashes doco. Full, unabridged footage of the stupidest Pat Cummins-inspired review that even Shane Watson wouldn’t have tried for, thus denying Lyon a wicket shortly after.

Was that the Ben Stokes miracle?

cohenite
June 7, 2023 7:45 pm

I was quite sorry to hear that he AND Petersen agreed that the IPCC reports on global warming are accurate and worrying. So disappointing.

This is the test of people: whether they believe in alarmism and ruinables. If they do then no matter how otherwise good they are they have this defect which will inevitably overpower and smother their sense, reason and otherwise eligibility to be a good pollie.

On this basis RFK is a lost cause. I don’t know where DeSantis is on this point but Trump thinks it’s stupid.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 7, 2023 7:48 pm

Khawaja gorn. 0.

Great start.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 7, 2023 7:49 pm

Was that the Ben Stokes miracle?

It most certainly was.

JC
JC
June 7, 2023 7:50 pm

Cronkite

How could they indict Trump, who was president, with every right to declassify docs and at the same time ignore, Hiden’s stash sitting literally in his garage, which he took when he was VP?

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
June 7, 2023 7:50 pm

Make up your own mind on Jordan “Get The Damn Jab!” Peterson. Has he apologized for that?

I’m still mulling over this clip. We shall see what transpires in the future. Nefarious purposes or good intentions? Start the clock.

I read above from hzhousewife: “I was quite sorry to hear that he AND Petersen agreed that the IPCC reports on global warming are accurate and worrying. So disappointing.”

Get the jab and he believes the IPCC. Alarms bells should be going off.

—–

Amazing Polly:

Surprise! Jordan Peterson’s “ARC” was Built for (and by) Billionaires

cohenite
June 7, 2023 7:51 pm

Khawaja gorn. 0.

Great start.

What cricket is this and where is it on?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 7, 2023 7:53 pm

Anyone else find that supposed photo of Hitler at some rally at the beginning of WW1 suspect.

I’ve seen that photograph captioned as being taken at the announcement of the declaration of war in Vienna.

Rabz
June 7, 2023 7:54 pm

Why are we playing a one off test against Inja?

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
June 7, 2023 7:54 pm

JCsays:
June 7, 2023 at 7:50 pm
Cronkite

How could they indict Trump, who was president, with every right to declassify docs and at the same time ignore, Hiden’s stash sitting literally in his garage, which he took when he was VP?

His defense in court is right there if they go down that path.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 7, 2023 7:56 pm

What cricket is this and where is it on?

The World Test Championship in England. Straya vs the IT call centre blokes. It’s decided by team rankings on points over a certain period of time.

On Channel Stokes in five minutes or so.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 7, 2023 7:57 pm

0

I take it the Minnesota earthquake predictor accountant fan is not equally as enamoured of the crikkit.

Indolent
Indolent
June 7, 2023 8:01 pm
Cassie of Sydney
June 7, 2023 8:04 pm

But that wasn’t what annoyed me most about that TeeVee segment.
It was Bananaby chiming in with, “Oh, I don’t have a problem with Tanya asking those questions.”
Right.
So Beetrooter thinks it is fine and dandy to run a rape prosecution in question time.
Fkn prick.
He and his deadbeat missus are both toxic Canbra troughers.
She writes the “indignant conservative” slush for the Tele whilst he is #me-tooing all over Canbra.
Cynical double act to sucker the rural punters whilst simultaneously keeping the swamp connections alive for the post Canbra sinecure.

Agree. I watched that clip of Barnabus Beetroot Juice and I thought “eff you”.

It’s time to borscht the Beetroot.

Cassie of Sydney
June 7, 2023 8:06 pm

Robert Kennedy Jnr is a loon. However, if the Sniffer runs, I’d like to see Kennedy Jnr split the Demonrat vote.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 7, 2023 8:06 pm

One of the local “indigenous” has caused an uproar in his clan. (His grandmother is indigenous.)

“I’m not a blackfella. I’m white. I’m going to finish school, get a job, and pay my own way. I’m not spending all my life on the dole, and in and out of gaol!”

cohenite
June 7, 2023 8:07 pm

How could they indict Trump, who was president, with every right to declassify docs and at the same time ignore, Hiden’s stash sitting literally in his garage, which he took when he was VP?

Seriously head prefect? Look what that fat AG slug did to Trump in NY; charged him with a Stormy offence which had been both adjudicated by a superior court which found in Trump’s favour and by the US electoral commission which found no offence. And this after 3 phony impeachments and 4026 lies about things Trump did not do.

I can’t believe you’re so naive to think the demorats play by any rules.

Rabz
June 7, 2023 8:08 pm

The World Test Championship in England.

Thanks KD. Shortly followed by the Ashes, I’ve now found out.

Cassie of Sydney
June 7, 2023 8:10 pm

I think Jordan Peterson’s good points outweigh his bad points. However, I find him awful to listen to, his voice is whining and grating so there’s no way in the world I could listen to a conversation between Jordan Peterson and Robert Kennedy Jnr who also has an awful gravelly voice that is very unpleasant on the ear.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 7, 2023 8:12 pm

Cassie of Sydneysays:

June 7, 2023 at 6:15 pm

On Sharri tonight, Senator Malcolm Roberts said….

“was Brittany Higgins paid for bringing down a government”?

The very question Beetrooter should have gone with on Sunrise after Natalie Barr had cleaned Plibber’s clock and she was sagging on the ropes.
But no.
He went all Marquess of Queensberry and backed off.
Never seen a man more worried about all those years of school fees stretching out ahead of him.
Weak as.

Top Ender
Top Ender
June 7, 2023 8:13 pm

Aunty Rachel Killer????

More name changes to follow after Fraser Island officially renamed K’gari

The traditional name of the world’s largest sand island has been restored after nearly 200 years, with other Queensland places set to follow suit in quicker succession amid plans to streamline the process.

K’gari, a word meaning paradise in the language of the traditional owners, the Butchulla people, will replace the term Fraser Island—similar to Uluru shedding the name “Ayers Rock”.

More than 19 hectares of land, the equivalent of about 23 rugby league fields, were also handed back to traditional owners through the Butchalla Aboriginal Corporation on Wednesday.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, addressing hundreds of people at a ceremony on K’gari, said the move—after a period of community consultation—was “another step” in the path to treaty.

“Our generation has been given the opportunity to begin to put the centuries of wrong right,” she said.

“(It’s about) acknowledging the wrongs of the past in order to build a better, brighter future.”

The tourism icon off the coast of Hervey Bay was rebadged Fraser Island in the 1800s after Scottish woman Eliza Fraser whose ship ran aground there in 1836.

Fraser lied about being mistreated by the Butchulla people during her short time on the island and the narrative is considered to have directly led to the massacre and dispossession of traditional owners.

Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation chair Aunty Gayle Minniecon said the change would be an experience of “loss” for some people—signifying non-traditional owners—but they would not “have their spirit, heart and soul broken” as the Butchulla people had.

Switching the island’s name back to its traditional K’gari is the largest place name change in Queensland’s history to date.

Aunty Minniecon said she hoped the name restoration would lead to the homelands of other Queensland First Nations groups being rebadged.

“It’s not just the Butchulla people that deserve this, all Aboriginal people had their homelands,” she said.

It’s understood the government will soon begin consulting on current laws that set out the process in hopes of streamlining the system.

Aunty Minniecon said some of the 19 hectares of land—which can’t be bought, sold, or mortgaged and must be used for the benefit of the Butchulla people—were spiritual areas.

Access to these areas will be restricted to Butchulla people to practice and strengthen traditional customs.

The land parcels make up 0.01 per cent of K’gari’s total area.

The Environment Department rebadged the Great Sandy National Park area of the island as K’gari in 2017, and UNESCO formally adopted the name for the World Heritage Area in 2021.

Aunty Rachel Killer said the Butchulla people had faced “many seasons and suns and faced many many winds to get to this day”.

“This day that our lands’ rightful name of K’gari is recognised and celebrated,” she said.

Courier-Mail

cohenite
June 7, 2023 8:13 pm

Speaking of cricket Tucker now over 53 million views for his first 10 minute talk on twatter.

Kenny, with 3500 viewers, not impressed.

Cassie of Sydney
June 7, 2023 8:14 pm

“Weak as.”

Yep.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
June 7, 2023 8:15 pm

A couple of EV’s launched at the end would be fun. You’d get some fireworks with ruptured battery packs.

Fun begins @9:20

Launching Cars 300ft off a CLIFF on the 4th of July!

cohenite
June 7, 2023 8:15 pm

“This day that our lands’ rightful name of K’gari is recognised and celebrated,” she said.

Fu.k, I’m over this BS. Celebrated my arse.

shatterzzz
June 7, 2023 8:18 pm

More name changes to follow after Fraser Island officially renamed K’gari

Gotta luv it .. no 251 written language but they’ve managed to find an apostrophe ..!

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

Never seen a man more worried about all those years of school fees stretching out ahead of him

A microcosm of the Parliamentary self-interest endemic in this wide brown land.

Do the right thing? Nah. Do the right thing for me.

Top Ender
Top Ender
June 7, 2023 8:21 pm

Wilkinson blocks critics:

…Wilkinson has hit back at her critics by blocking them online, effectively silencing them by censoring their comments from her timeline.

‘She’s blocking EVERYONE who she even thinks might not stand with her!’ posted one blocked follower.

Among those hit in the spree is former South Australia senator Cory Bernardi, who tweeted: ‘Proud to be a member of the “blocked by Lisa Wilkinson” club.’

He was flooded with examples of other followers who had also been blocked by the TV star and the former politician dubbed it ‘the real #MeToo Movement’.

Scores have posted their own notifications that they have also been blocked by Wilkinson, with one adding: ‘Welcome – there’s plenty of good people in this club.’

Another added that the TV star and her columnist husband Peter FitzSimons had both been muting their opponents.

‘She and her hubby are very busy today with limiting their Twitter audience to yes-people,’ they said.

‘Where great leaders surround themselves with no-people to promote debate to reach high achievements, poor leaders surround themselves with yes-people to silence debate.’

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12167499/Lisa-Wilkinson-silences-critics-calls-grow-stripped-Logie-Brittany-Higgins.html

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 7, 2023 8:24 pm

H B Bearsays:

June 7, 2023 at 7:30 pm

Most unusual for a network to have a go at another.

Granted.
Usually it is more oblique than a frontal assault on another network’s talent.
Example. If Nein pays Cocaine Cassie for an interview, Seven will run a high moral ground story about chequebook j’ism (having just lost the bidding war).
The level of attack here on Team Britnah (albeit without attacking her directly) and the defensiveness of Plibbers and Co tells me there is something lurking behind the scenes even more putrid than what we have already seen.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 7, 2023 8:26 pm

even more putrid than what we have already seen

Geez.

That’s a high bar.

feelthebern
feelthebern
June 7, 2023 8:29 pm

I’m having a fasting week.
Today is day 3 of 24 hour fasts.
Means one meal a day.
Yesterday was a bit rough, but today I’m feeling awesome.
Last time I did this, my days 4 & 5 were outstanding.
The brain fog is just gone.

Cassie of Sydney
June 7, 2023 8:30 pm

“If Nein pays Cocaine Cassie for an interview, “

I’m still negotiating the payment sum.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 7, 2023 8:35 pm

Knuckle Draggersays:

June 7, 2023 at 8:26 pm

even more putrid than what we have already seen

Geez.

That’s a high bar.

My money is on some loud and triumphant corner-cutting in the Dept of Finance and, as they do in Finance, someone has kept the receipts.
Remember, when the Whirring Handbags were jacking up the payment to Britnah, they thought they were on a winner. Any objectors would be dismissed as pale male stale rape apologists. This was going to play well with the cool kids.
Except the cool kids are now seeing the lying and manipulation laid bare and, drowning in power bills and mortgage payments, they don’t think Britnah deserved $3 meg.
The soaring payout eagle has morphed into an albatross.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 7, 2023 8:38 pm

Cassie of Sydneysays:

June 7, 2023 at 8:30 pm

“If Nein pays Cocaine Cassie for an interview, “

I’m still negotiating the payment sum

No.
You’re Cheesecake Cassie.
Not Cocaine Cassie.
Look, the cheesecake is very nice (I had two helpings at Rabz’s shindig, remember) but the networks aren’t going to shell out for the recipe.
Sorry.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 7, 2023 8:38 pm

I’m having a fasting week.
Today is day 3 of 24 hour fasts.
Means one meal a day.
Yesterday was a bit rough, but today I’m feeling awesome.

There’s an easier way.
Buy bags of greens from Coles.
Did last week, and got the trots.
Not only a complete cleanout but you don’t feel hungry!
Only starting on solid food today.
If you could sell what they accidentally give away for free you’d be rich.
I’m down several kilos.
Feels great*, now.

(* You need a commode in close proximity though.)

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 7, 2023 8:40 pm

Fraser lied about being mistreated by the Butchulla people during her short time on the island and the narrative is considered to have directly led to the massacre and dispossession of traditional owners.

Given the fact that there were several massacre of shipwreck survivors, in that part of the world for example, the twenty four survivors of the wreck of the “Charles Eaton – clubbed to death and beheaded – why is everyone so sure it was Fraser’s lies that led to such dire consequences?

feelthebern
feelthebern
June 7, 2023 8:42 pm

Intermittent fasting in 2023 was called every day life a 100 years ago.

Cassie of Sydney
June 7, 2023 8:43 pm

“No.
You’re Cheesecake Cassie.
Not Cocaine Cassie.
Look, the cheesecake is very nice (I had two helpings at Rabz’s shindig, remember) but the networks aren’t going to shell out for the recipe.
Sorry.”

LOL.

Dot
Dot
June 7, 2023 8:44 pm

Why are we playing a one off test against Inja?

I’m chanting for India!

BEN STOKES!
BEN STOKES!
BEN STOKES!
BEN STOKES!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 7, 2023 8:44 pm

Sorry ‘bern.
Would you prefer I stopped talking about cheesecake?
You know, the ones with a crisp biscuity base, slightly firm but creamy filling, with just a hint of crispy burnt top.
Maybe some King Island double cream on the side, and perhaps some plump berries.
Would you like me to not mention that, what with your fasting?

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