Open Thread – Weekend 1 July 2023


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Zatara
Zatara
July 1, 2023 12:40 am

SCOTUS is on a roll just in time for for the July 4th long weekend.

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Christian Web Designer Who Doesn’t Want to Make LGBTQ Wedding Sites

The high court ruled 6-3 in favor of Lorie Smith, a graphic artist who doesn’t want to design wedding sites for same-sex couples.

“The First Amendment envisions the United States as a rich and complex place where all persons are free to think and speak as they wish, not as the government demands,” Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote for the court’s six conservative justices.

Liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented: “Today, the Court, for the first time in its history, grants a business open to the public a constitutional right to refuse to serve members of a protected class.”

Sotomeyer just doesn’t get it… there shouldn’t be any “protected classes” to be abused when laws are applied without fear or favor..

Gabor
Gabor
July 1, 2023 1:26 am

Ready for bed here, night all.

calli
calli
July 1, 2023 1:34 am

I left some comments at the tail end of the old thread, for anyone wanting a snapshot of Lyme Regis.

I’ll be in France in a fortnight or so. Dordogne, so hopefully out of harm’s way. Last time we were there it was the religion of pieces playing up, now it’s the car-b-quers.

Zatara
Zatara
July 1, 2023 1:59 am

Looks like SCOTUS wasn’t done yet.

BREAKING: Supreme Court Kills Joe Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Scam

“The text of the HEROES Act does not authorize the Secretary’s loan forgiveness program,” the court’s ruling stated. “The Secretary’s power under the Act to ‘modify’ does not permit ‘basic and fundamental changes in the scheme’ designed by Congress.”

Rosie
Rosie
July 1, 2023 3:43 am

I think you’ll find the religion of pieces is front and centre to the current unrest.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/2023/6/30/france-police-shooting-live-macron-calls-crisis-meeting-on-riots

calli
calli
July 1, 2023 4:52 am

Thanks rosie. I did wonder. Quality imports. Hopefully they’ll be invisible around Sarlat.

In other news…typical. Just had my best pub meal evah and it’s almost the end of the road. Royal Lion Lyme Regis. Exceptional.

Also, it was encouraging to know that hereabouts two hundred years ago was a curious female just like me, fossicking around the rocks and thinking unthinkable thoughts. Also, that geode I picked up on the beach…dried it out and did a quick polish. Full of sparkly stuff winking at me. There was another down there that I should have purloined…I reckon that it would have yielded something when cut.

You are not allowed to collect fossils there. But the beach is loaded with other good things if you look hard enough.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
July 1, 2023 5:14 am

No toons. *Sob”

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 1, 2023 5:42 am

With reference to Zatara’s SCOTUS posts,
KBJ dissent in the affirmative action & Sotomayor in the case overnight are really concerning.
It’s not uncommon for a dissenting opinion to be a little preachy.
But these two are off the reservation.
RBG didn’t say anything this intellectually challenged in her opinions even though you might have disagreed with her.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 1, 2023 5:59 am

Since I read about it, I’ve found it fascinating just how much land that Muslim sect have in the middle of Lisbon.
It’s like the Japanese keeping a few city blocks in the middle of Jakarta.
Similar but different.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 1, 2023 6:00 am

All of JC’s Portugal talk reminded me.

Tom
Tom
July 1, 2023 6:02 am

Four o’clock in the morning cartoons will return after Dover restores the formatting buttons.

In the meantime, today’s Johannes Leak is a ripper:

https://content.api.news/v3/images/bin/81713161aa0e5e4919602daefff4eee1?width=1024

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 1, 2023 6:04 am

Glenn Greenwald has a decent video on the affirmative action ruling.
It’s going to be harder for the institutions to discriminate against those they want to, but they’ll still do it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-N-CuyrjEs

Tom
Tom
July 1, 2023 6:27 am

The other feature of newcatallaxy.blog I’m looking forward to seeing restored when the current renovation is finished is the column on the right side of the home page listing recent comments, which allows us to keep up with new blog activity.

Pogria
Pogria
July 1, 2023 6:40 am

Yossarian has died.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 1, 2023 6:44 am

Anyone who thinks the FTC actually cares about the US consumer or small business is a retard.
Part of a column on the pending FTC action against Amazon:

The FTC has gathered evidence that Amazon’s online marketplace favors merchants who pay for Amazon’s seller services like storage and shipping, as well as advertising that gives products a boost in search results, according to Bloomberg. These services have become a big source of income for Amazon in recent years. Amazon reported about $118 billion in revenue from seller services and $38 billion in advertising revenue last year.

So the FTC will finally act on Amazon’s anti competitive behaviour.
AFTER it’s generated half a trillion (USD) from the practice.
That number is from a UBS comment from overnight.

Amazon (after a year or so of litigation) : we begrudgingly accept we will slightly amend our practices, to something we’ve been cooking up while we were waiting for you guys to finally take action against us.

Teddy Roosevelt would be rolling in his grave.

miltonf
miltonf
July 1, 2023 6:54 am

Latest creeps to pay homage at the court of the pentagon puppet-
The Great abomination and Pence trash

miltonf
miltonf
July 1, 2023 6:55 am

Greta abomination

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 1, 2023 7:04 am

Is that Mr Macron I can see in the painting?

He is in a spot of bother today for dancing while Paris burns. Perhaps he should ask advice from Boris about how not to handle it.

Zatara
Zatara
July 1, 2023 7:11 am

feelthebern

Justice Gorsuch agrees and provides a brutal rebuke of basing judicial rulings on feelz instead of the law.

Gorsuch Accuses Sonia Sotomayor of Getting Lost in Her Own Web of Lies in Blistering Opinion in Christian Web Designer Case

miltonf
miltonf
July 1, 2023 7:17 am

Anal must be thinking it’s time for another visit to
Kiev. Macaroon doing a good modern day version of Nero. What despicable garbage these modern western pollimuppetts are.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 1, 2023 7:22 am

Yossarian has died.

He is now ‘the dead man in Yossarian’s tent’.

Rosie
Rosie
July 1, 2023 7:28 am

When you’re angry with police loot Nike stores
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-66062542

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 1, 2023 7:32 am

“Justice Gorsuch agrees and provides a brutal rebuke of basing judicial rulings on feelz instead of the law.”

One can only imagine all the back & forth at SCOTUS when opinions are written.
Everything gets shared back & forth so they know exactly what’s going to be released.
Can you imagine Sotomayor seeing what Gorsuch wrote to address her dissenting opinion & then didn’t add something that challenged that?
She is the least impressive member of the court in a long time.
Her & Kav are on the bottom tier of intellects on the current court.
KBJ is still too new to judge but all the signs (& her past) is less than impressive.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 1, 2023 7:37 am

Bill and Julia’s lovechild, Daily Telegraph:

A Western Sydney woman is at the centre of a multimillion-dollar NDIS fraud sting after early morning raids on four service providers by the federal government’s new crack team of investigators.

On Thursday, Fraud Fusion task force members hit locations at Casula, Potts Hill and Liverpool, seizing boxes of paperwork, mobile phones, computers, banking documents and other evidence allegedly showing fraud against the National Disability Insurance Scheme totalling $11.3 million over the past five years.

“Fraud to the value of $11 million in unsubstantiated NDIS claims isn’t petty theft, it’s organised crime,” NDIS Minister Bill Shorten exclusively told The Saturday Telegraph.

“To steal from Australia’s most vulnerable is disgusting.”

The 54-year-old woman came to the attention of the National Disability Insurance Agency’s fraud investigations unit in May.

Operation Ivory was established to investigate the woman’s control of four Western Sydney service ­providers, both registered and ­unregistered.

Her network was also the subject of more than 15 “tip-offs”, including the reporting of collusion with participants through the payment of kickbacks.

Investigators will allege about 40 per cent of the money claimed was used for investment in real estate, withdrawn in cash, or held in bank accounts controlled by the woman.

Well-placed sources claim the network helped participants gain false access to the NDIS, claim for support not provided, and over-claim for support provided.

Investigators will allege the network engaged in suspicious financial activity, with cash withdrawals in excess of $1.1 million.

CCTV footage from a bank allegedly captures the woman attending the branch with a man to withdraw $30,000 from her business account.

There is other evidence of large cash withdrawals by the woman’s associate on 31 occasions, which totals $800,000.

The task force will allege the woman is in control of the associate’s NDIS provider business and has used him to avoid detection.

On Thursday at 6am the taskforce sent teams to the four locations.

An AFP spokesman confirmed officers assisted the execution of the warrants.

“There is no immediate threat to the community as a result of this activity,” the spokesman said, adding “as this is an ongoing matter, it would not be appropriate to comment further”.

In Casula, investigators knocked on the door and served the warrant on the woman before seizing three mobile phones, one computer, and a quantity of banking and business documents.

A second team of investigators served a warrant on a 65-year-old man at his work address at Greenacre, and then, in his presence at a Potts Hill premises, seized a mobile phone, a notebook and a quantity of banking and payments records.

In Casula they executed a search warrant where a 50-year-old male “person of interest” was located on site.

Two “gel blasters”, one USB memory stick and one 1TB hard drive ­containing a copy of iPhone data were seized.

Then at Liverpool a large quantity of documents, notebooks and passwords for businesses were seized.

Sources say the investigation will now move to press charges and bring the matter before the courts, with offences to include committing acts against several federal programs, ­including Family Day Care, Australian Taxation Office GST tax fraud and avoidance, and moving money contrary to the Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Act.

During the probe, taskforce investigators discovered 112 disability insurance participants were associated with the woman and her network, and their welfare and access to care has been a key focus.

The Labor government set up the Fraud Fusion taskforce in October 2022 to target fraudsters who have fleeced more than $290m from the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Mr Shorten said “the back door was left wide open to NDIS fraud under the Libs”. (that old chestnut)

“The scheme was left at the mercy of crooks with potentially billions meant for people with disability lost to fraud.

“The Fraud Fusion task force, that we set up since the election, is working – we’re bringing NDIS funding back to who it is intended for, people with ­disability.”

The task force consists of 15 government agencies, with a core group of seven agencies forming the Inter-Departmental Committee, led by the NDIA and Services Australia, as well as Attorney-General’s Department, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, Australian Federal Police, Australian Taxation Office and the DIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.

Comes with a pic of the alleged mastermind, pixelated face but appears to be a woman in a hijab. $11m is a lot of moolah.
And also Tits doesn’t really get around to explaining the er, ‘back door’ that was supposed to be left open. Can anyone assist Tits?

Zatara
Zatara
July 1, 2023 7:40 am

Yossarian has died.

Did Netely’s whore finally get him?

lotocoti
lotocoti
July 1, 2023 7:41 am

The French might need those armoured cars they sent to the Ukraine.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
July 1, 2023 8:05 am

The Left is Moving to Rig All Elections Everywhere

The LEFT is now totally out of control. Fearing that they may lose against Trump and that their BS charges are so obviously political, they are now looking to charge Trump with inside trading to make him a normal type of criminal, even though this is still all politically motivated.

In London, they have closed the bank accounts of Nigel Farage and his entire family because he is the face of the Reform Party. In Parliament, they accuse him of taking 500k from Russians, which he denies, and they refuse to show any evidence. This was the excuse used to shut down all his accounts and even his children.

This is standard operating procedure. In my case, they stole my children’s saving accounts. They froze my mother’s accounts even her Social Security funds. When she called the bank, they gave her the number of Tancred Shiavoni lawyer of the receiver. My lawyers filed a letter to the courts that they then cut off all of my mother’s medicine, and she would die in the process. Then they claimed the bank made a mistake but I had no account at my mother’s bank.

There is ABSOLUTELY no rule of law anymore. Anyone who questioned our computer forecast for the last 8 years and that there may not even be a 2024 election in the United States or, at the very least, it will not be legitimate had better get their head out of the sand. Your freedom is gone. This is all about the Neocons having seized control, and they are out to utterly destroy Russia. They are now pushing to give Ukraine the long-range missiles so they can attack Moscow and start WWIII.

They have brainwashed King Charles, who started the Climate Change Clock in London to usher in the new age of totalitarianism. They will eventually create climate lockdowns which will really be to prevent civil uprisings that they know will lead to revolutions.

This is the dismantling of all freedom and above all the end of our right to vote on anything. We are too stupid and when the people elected Donald Trump, that is when Democracy suddenly became evil populism and they realized that they could be voted out of power. The solution – Climate Change to justify the end of all civil liberties and to end democracy once and for all.”

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/politics/the-left-is-moving-to-rig-all-elections-everywhere/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

Gabor
Gabor
July 1, 2023 8:10 am

Ben Garrison
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Crossie
Crossie
July 1, 2023 8:12 am

Zatara says:
July 1, 2023 at 1:59 am
Looks like SCOTUS wasn’t done yet.

BREAKING: Supreme Court Kills Joe Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Scam

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It would not have been received well by the 60% of the population who would not benefit from this largesse. It’s the same as if my neighbour didn’t have to pay his mortgage but I did and then he bought a new car to rub it in.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
July 1, 2023 8:13 am

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.

– George Orwell

Cassie of Sydney
July 1, 2023 8:14 am

The only reason KBJ is sitting on the SC is because of the colour of her skin.

Rosie
Rosie
July 1, 2023 8:14 am

I read a bit of the wedding website decision.
Using your creative ability to design a website is speech and therefore protected.
Unfortunately that doesn’t extend to putting slogans on wedding cakes.

Crossie
Crossie
July 1, 2023 8:17 am

“Also, that geode I picked up on the beach…dried it out and did a quick polish. Full of sparkly stuff winking at me. There was another down there that I should have purloined…I reckon that it would have yielded something when cut.”

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Calli, I still have a cut thunder egg I bought in Queensland eons ago. It impresses little kids when you tell them what they are.

Rosie
Rosie
July 1, 2023 8:20 am

If you limit your search to African American women that’s what you get.
If you widen your search to include African American men you get a Clarence Thomas.
Back when Thomas got an affirmative action spot at Harvard, he was a child of segregation when black people where being actively discriminated against and whites who were less able got preference.

Crossie
Crossie
July 1, 2023 8:22 am

Cassie of Sydney says:
July 1, 2023 at 8:14 am
The only reason KBJ is sitting on the SC is because of the colour of her skin.

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And the only reason Sotomayor is on the Supreme Court is that she is hispanic, being female was a bonus.

That’s two token appointments.

Crossie
Crossie
July 1, 2023 8:25 am

“Back when Thomas got an affirmative action spot at Harvard, he was a child of segregation when black people were being actively discriminated against and whites who were less able got preference.”

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Yet when the races are reversed it’s is virtuous. Heaven forbid that anything be based upon talent or ability.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 1, 2023 8:36 am

Two very good articles over at the Australian – Geoffrey Blainey “Getting the facts right about the Voice” and Janet Albrechtsen “You’re worried about the voice, wait till you see the treaty.”

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 1, 2023 8:45 am

“The only reason KBJ is sitting on the SC is because of the colour of her skin.”

My view is a little different.
She is a Wall Street judge.
Who replaced another Wall Street judge (Breyer).
Their social views was the thin veneer to ensure they both received the stamp of approval from low information Democrats.
A lot of the anti trust filleting (Gingrich & Clinton) wouldn’t have survived if Breyer wasn’t so pro Wall Street.
He had a kooky six part process when hearing anti trust issues (which you won’t find on his Wiki page).
The court is 6-3 now so KBJ won’t have a meaningful vote.
But over the next 20 years, when those numbers change, Wall Street knows they have their girl in their corner.
And all the while, the corporate media will refer to her as a progressive, social justice champion.

Indolent
Indolent
July 1, 2023 8:45 am

Absolutely Authoritarian’: Brazil Moves to Force Conservative Network to Air Government Propaganda

https://www.breitbart.com/latin-america/2023/06/29/absolutely-authoritarian-brazil-moves-to-force-conservative-network-to-air-government-propaganda/

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 1, 2023 8:47 am

***Cassie of Sydney says:
July 1, 2023 at 8:14 am
The only reason KBJ is sitting on the SC is because of the colour of her skin.***

Not quite, there is also the content of her knickers.

Indolent
Indolent
July 1, 2023 8:47 am

The 15 Best Zingers, Maxims, And Mic-Drops From Clarence Thomas’ Harvard Concurrence

https://thefederalist.com/2023/06/30/the-15-best-zingers-maxims-and-mic-drops-from-clarence-thomas-harvard-concurrence/

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 1, 2023 8:50 am

New evidence from Nord Stream underwater expedition refutes official claims

https://thegrayzone.com/2023/06/27/evidence-nord-stream-underwater-expedition/

I’ve had a few goes at reading this over the last couple of days.
I don’t understand a lot of it.
One day we’ll find out the real story.

Indolent
Indolent
July 1, 2023 8:52 am
Roger
Roger
July 1, 2023 8:55 am

“But over the next 20 years, when those numbers change, Wall Street knows they have their girl in their corner. And all the while, the corporate media will refer to her as a progressive, social justice champion.”

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I’ve read Jackson’s dissenting opinion this morning.

It’s as though a liberal History major is reviewing the decision.

She’s certainly not on SCOTUS for her expertise in constitutional law.

Indolent
Indolent
July 1, 2023 9:00 am

UC’s ‘Tik Tok prof, reprimanded, directed to free speech training

https://www.fox19.com/2023/06/30/ucs-tik-tok-prof-reprimanded-directed-free-speech-training/

“CINCINNATI (CINCINNATI ENQUIRER) – The University of Cincinnati has reprimanded a faculty member at the center of a TikTok controversy related to gender, free speech and trans rights.

The reprimand directs adjunct instructor Melanie Nipper to complete training about UC’s free speech policy and submit her syllabi for the coming school year to her department head.

“Please note that this is to be considered a formal reprimand for your actions,” the June 14 document obtained by The Enquirer reads. “A copy of this letter will be placed in your permanent records.”

In May, Nipper gave student Olivia Krolczyk 0/20 points for part of a final project in a class called Gender in Popular Culture for using the term “biological women” to describe non-trans female athletes.”

The “professor”

https://img.particlenews.com/img/id/3mMnaE_0mqeqkKF00?type=thumbnail_1024x577

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 1, 2023 9:01 am

“To steal from Australia’s most vulnerable is disgusting.”

Did the scan consist of diverting money from individual people’s allocations (e.g. some claimant was allocated $5,000 for a wheelchair and the scammers took $1,000 leaving only $4,000 for the intended recipient), or did they create dummy claims that NDIS paid?

In the former case it would be preying on the vulnerable, in the latter ripping off taxpayers.

Depicting the latter as ‘stealing from Australia’s most vulnerable’ is an untruth meant to provide an opportunity for diversionary umbrage.

And, did the Libs create this ‘back door’, or did they simply not close one Labor had created?

Unfortunately for Labor, their own past success in making the Libs a topiary in the shape of a party but in reality cropped vegetation without heart, mind, muscle, or balls, means the Libs would never dare fix NDIS because if they did they would be torn apart in the press (unfairly but so what) for trying to….steal from Australia’s most vulnerable.*

Probably explains why the Libs became so useless in reining in spending anywhere – so Labor inherited a a pre-depleted treasury-chest whereas they normally inherit healthier accounts which they can then raid to spurge on flashy gimmicks (and rewarding their mates).

* It is a bit like the old rule of highway where misfeasance is actionable, but not nonfeasance.

Indolent
Indolent
July 1, 2023 9:02 am

The Bee

Democrats Devastated As Supreme Court Bans Robbing The Poor

https://babylonbee.com/news/democrats-devastated-as-supreme-court-bans-robbing-the-poor

Tom
Tom
July 1, 2023 9:03 am

GEOFFREY BLAINEY (Paywallian):
The Uluru Statement from the Heart is a vulnerable document. It is sometimes silent when Aboriginal failures are visible, but vocal in condemning Australian people for misdeeds that never happened.
Without doubt, the Indigenous people have had many legitimate grievances about their sufferings and slights ever since British convicts and marines arrived in 1788. Hosts of Aboriginal people were killed in frontier conflict, though the historians’ statistics of death tend to contradict each other. Most Indigenous people died from diseases to which they had no immunity, and such deaths far exceed those suffered in warfare since 1788.
Countless Aboriginal people died from the excessive consumption of alcohol: rum and brandy rather than beer and wine were their temptation. Moreover, most Aboriginal people preferred novel foods such as sugar, flour and mutton rather than the plants they had skilfully gathered during an ingenious way of life that also kept them fit. The sight of so many overweight Aboriginal people today would confound their lean ancestors, if by chance still alive.
The loss of their lands, their “dispossession”, of course created resentment. But Aboriginal leaders tend to think they were the world’s only such sufferers. In fact, the ancestors of most mainstream Australians painfully lost their lands in some faraway era and received no compensation.
Thus in 1066 the Norman Conquest of England and the actual killing or enslavement of so many people, and the raping or castration of others, was probably as devastating as the British conquest of Australia. In contrast, no Aboriginal people were turned into slaves. English people who suffered severely from the consequences of the Norman invasion in 1066 must have outnumbered the Aboriginal people who suffered severely from the conquest of Australia in, say, the 70 years after 1788.
Likewise, ancient Aboriginal people themselves were champions at dispossessing their neighbours, and one day that fact should be taught in Australian schools. In every known part of the world the semi-nomadic hunters and gatherers had been deadly in their tribal warfare.
Inside the Uluru statement, two major accusations are expressed in one pithy sentence: “In 1967 we were counted, in 2017 we seek to be heard.” The Aboriginal leaders who met at Uluru believed their kinsfolk were not even deemed worthy of being counted – until the referendum of 1967 raised their political status. Anthony Albanese himself, while understandably basking in his political honeymoon, affirmed this accusation, and continues to do so in parliament. If true, the accusation is a serious blemish on the Australian nation during the past century and a half. But it is not true.
In his many overseas trips Albanese has performed calmly and courteously. But at home, on the question that is now his very first priority, he seems sometimes to be at sea. It is fair to say he went overboard when in the Marrickville town hall on October 14 last year he told a packed gathering that Australia since 1788 had a “brutal” history, full stop. We all make unwise or sweeping statements from time to time.
Albanese’s favourite message is that Australia is “the world’s oldest living culture”. But New Guinea was occupied by human beings at about the same time as – or earlier than – Australia, and accordingly it also might be the world’s oldest living culture. Aboriginal people on the whole now have the higher quality of life, but wide is the gap between most city and big-town residents and that minority struggling in the outback communities. Closing the Gap has several meanings.
Labor to mobilise its union base to ‘spruik’ Indigenous constitutional change
We learned how determined Albanese was when he affirmed, alongside the Uluru statement, that Aboriginal people were crippled by “powerlessness”. Now he is scaling the Mount Everest of Australian politics by seeking a drastic change to Australia’s Constitution. Thereby he will empower Indigenous people and simultaneously reduce the power of the great majority of Australians. But what if the Uluru statement, with its errors and omissions, does not justify an upheaval in Australia’s democratic system?
The Uluru statement is militant. It offers no sentence of respect or gratitude to the Australian people. Yet it is hailed by Albanese as warm hearted and generous. He even announced in a memorial lecture in Adelaide recently that it was an invitation extended “to every single Australian in love and grace and patience”.
A disciple of Bruce Pascoe, Albanese admires his nonsensical Dark Emu theory. Pascoe believes Aboriginal Australia was the first real democracy in the world and for 80,000 years a haven of peace and prosperity. Albanese believes this utopia – in fact, it never existed – can in some ways be honoured if Indigenous people are compensated with special powers and rights.
Parliament in its recent debate did nothing to validate the Uluru accusation that mainstream Australians had refused for generations even to count Aboriginal people. In fact, these proud people were being counted before any one of us was born.
We can appreciate the sense of hurt in young, politically active Aboriginal people when they hear the myth that they, their parents and grandparents had not been deemed worthy of being counted in a census. More insulting, the young are led to believe that the sheep had been counted regularly – as undoubtedly they were – but not the Aboriginal people.
In parliament last month Tanya Plibersek mistakenly announced, in an otherwise informative address, that in 1901 the “Aboriginal people weren’t counted in the census or commonly allowed to vote”. Her ministerial colleague Catherine King told parliament that Aboriginal people – in the words of one informant – were powerless “simply because we were never identified as humans”. That can’t be true.
Day by day, all shoppers at Coles supermarkets receive on their printed receipts a highly selective message based on Uluru. The directors of Coles Group do not seem to realise that, through the years, their own executives – in recommending places where the next dozen stores might or might not be opened – must have known where most Aboriginal people lived.
Linda Burney, born in a small Riverina township, is deservedly praised for making her way from a humble Aboriginal home to become a cabinet minister in Sydney and now in Canberra. But she has mistakenly insisted that as a young girl she was never in a census. “The notion that you weren’t worthy of being counted was very painful,” she exclaimed in July 2017. She once misinformed parliament that until the age of 10 she was not even a citizen. Instead, she claimed she was merely ranked under “the flora and fauna act” of NSW. Such a policy did not exist.
The first census to be conducted by commonwealth officers was in 1911, and the federal attorney-general instructed them to count “full-blood Aboriginals”. Understand¬ably, the officers had to retreat when they reached remote areas where local inhabitants had seen no white person or heard a word of English. But tens of thousands of Aboriginal people were actually counted, often with enormous effort, in the accessible regions.
For a logical but slightly complicated reason, they were not – after the actual counting – included in the final tally of population. For instance, in apportioning a share of the federal customs revenue to each state, the smallish Aboriginal populations were not “reckoned” when finalising the payments to each state. Helen Irving’s book To Constitute a Nation neatly explains the reasons and the practice.
Today, visitors to the National Museum in Canberra are informed that not until 1971 were “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples counted in the Australian census”. On the contrary, they had been counted in every federal census since 1901, and counted moreover in the face of obstacles confronted by few other national statisticians. Thus the state officials then in charge of that 1901 census specifically counted them. They set up a special category that comprised “full blood Aboriginals” and those “nomadic half castes” who were living with them. In the five mainland states they totalled 41,389. An even larger number could not be counted, being nomadic and too far distant.
There were precise censuses even before 1901, thus contradicting Albanese and the Uluru leaders. For example, South Australia, holding a census on Sunday, April 2, 1871, recorded the exact districts and towns where more than 5000 Aboriginal men and women lived.
Eye-opening was the census held on the same Sunday in gold-rich Victoria, where 731,528 people of all races were counted. Conducted by Henry Hayter, the census commanded respect from leading overseas statisticians. The main results were in the hands of parliamentarians barely two months later – a feat that is unimaginable in the age of fast computers.
Of those Victorian officials who took part in the detailed census, 918 went on horseback and 650 on foot. They investigated remote townships, huts and tents where only one or two Aboriginal people could be found. That the tally of these people had fallen since Victoria’s previous census in 1861 was evident, and it would continue to fall.
Four out of every 10 of the Victorian Aboriginal men said they were following a paid occupation; and that was a higher proportion than can be found in many remote Aboriginal settlements today. In Victoria, two of every five Aboriginal children of school age could read but fewer could write. Five Aboriginal adults were recorded as blind, and seven were over the age of 70, according to the census teams.
Hayter was meticulous. In the big printed edition of the census report he added a minor correction to the tally of 61,000 “Chinese and Aborigines” who had been separately counted: please “take 1 from the males and add 1 to the females”. Generally, the Aboriginal populations had considerably more males than females.
Across the globe most people alive in 1871 had not yet been counted officially. It is therefore remarkable that Aboriginal people in various towns and regions of Australia were systematically counted.
Other of our censuses were held before 1871, the year Albanese’s own ancestral land of Italy held its first nationwide census. One generation later, in 1897, the initial census in Russia’s vast empire at last enumerated famous individuals such as Finnish composer Jean Sibelius and Russian writers Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky.
Unfortunately, the allegation – “a people not worth counting” – is now endorsed by some of the biggest business houses, by the football leagues and even by universities that are world-ranked for their research.
The leaders at Uluru insisted that their people had been powerless for generations This lament is also far-fetched.
In stressing the “torment of our powerlessness”, they did not know that in the late 1850s, in the three populous Australian colonies, most Aboriginal men were allowed to vote. This was a momentous event: most of Europe’s tens of millions of men had not yet won the right to vote. Indeed, a forgotten man of Aboriginal and convict ancestry won the rural seat of Young in NSW in 1889.
Another landmark – unknown to Uluru – was a general election held in 1896 in South Australia. This was probably the first government in the world to allow women not only to vote but also to stand for parliament. New Zealand women already had the first right but not the second.
In this same 1896 election in South Australia, even more revolutionary was the sight of Aboriginal women attending the polling booth. Martin Luther King might well have shaken his head in surprise if he had known of it.
Just pause and ponder for one minute: South Australia’s innovation occurred when 99 per cent of the women in the world did not have a vote. In renowned cities such as Paris, Berlin, London, New York, St Petersburg, Tokyo and Beijing, not one woman had the privilege now exercised by female Aboriginal voters in South Australia. Five years later in the first federal election various Aboriginal women must have voted – an election in which no white woman in the four eastern states was entitled to vote. These triumphs contradict the Uluru manifesto.
Indigenous people hope to gain a major say in shaping a beneficial treaty with the Australian nation; they demand a truth-telling tribunal dominated by the Indigenous; and they call for the right at times to influence vital spheres such as foreign policy. They will also break the golden rule of democracy: one person, one vote.
Meanwhile, their cry of “powerlessness” is a kind of crocodile tear. In the past half-century Aboriginal groups have been handsomely recognised by their acquisition – under the Fraser and Keating governments – of ownership or certain rights and interests in 55 per cent of the Australian land mass. Few Australian voters know this fact. It constitutes one of the largest peaceful transfers of land in the history of the modern world.
Historian Geoffrey Blainey is the author of more than 40 books. His recent memoir is called Before I Forget (Penguin).

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/inquirer/before-we-vote-on-indigenous-voice-to-parliament-lets-get-all-our-facts-in-order/news-story/a878a85d7a6eed0170fb399c71875058

Indolent
Indolent
July 1, 2023 9:04 am

BREAKING: Biden’s DOJ may be moving to charge Trump with ‘seditious conspiracy’ in Jan 6 case

https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-bidens-doj-moves-to-charge-trump-with-seditious-conspiracy-in-jan-6-case?utm_campaign=64501

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 1, 2023 9:11 am

Absolutely Authoritarian’: Brazil Moves to Force Conservative Network to Air Government Propaganda

Yeah and yesterday they banned Bolsonaro for 8 years because he questioned the integrity of the election the Left stole.

Democracy is on life support everywhere.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 1, 2023 9:12 am

Oops that was supposed to be a blockquote not a link.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 1, 2023 9:14 am

Worried about the Indigenous voice to parliament? Wait until you see the treaty
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Yes campaigners have tried to distance themselves from Thomas Mayo, writes Janet Albrechtsen. Picture: Chris Crera

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Australians will discover that if they vote Yes, the constitutionally entrenched Indigenous voice is not the conclusion of the intended makeover of our national governance arrangements. It is but the first step. While the voice is a major change to our Constitution, it is a mere enabler for activists’ overriding objective of a treaty with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

What few voters understand is that while the voice provides the necessary negotiating platform and leverage for activists to achieve the desired treaty, the new constitutionally enshrined race-based body is only secondary to the treaty. That is because the voice does not in itself give ATSI people the two things activists really want: namely, sovereignty and a form of self-government, and reparations. Only a treaty can do that. That’s why voters should realise that a Yes vote will likely guarantee many more years of agitation and division until, and perhaps even after, a treaty is achieved.

Anthony Albanese can be expected to do his usual Chicken Little routine, accusing those who are curious about what comes next as fearmongerers. The shame is that the Prime Minister is intent on ­concealing what comes next.
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The next stages are obvious, not because I say so, but because this is what the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and the academic writings that have driven the treaty movement, say.

The Uluru statement is the starting point. It calls for a “First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution” but acknowledges this is not the culmination of their ambition. As the statement says, “Makarrata is the culmination of our ­agenda … we seek a Makarrata Commission to supervise a process of agreement-making between government and First Nations and truth-telling about our history”.

Given Albanese said in his election victory speech “on behalf of the Australian Labor Party, I commit to the Uluru Statement from the Heart in full”, Australians need to understand clearly what this treaty – the end point of the Uluru statement – means.

The definitive description of what the treaty means can be found in the 2020 edition of the book Treaty by George Williams and Harry Hobbs. Williams is a prominent legal academic from the University of NSW and was a member of the constitutional expert group that advised the government on the drafting of the proposed constitutional amendment. Hobbs is also a Sydney legal academic.

Sovereignty, the first aim of a treaty, raises fundamental questions about how the country will be governed in the future. As the Uluru statement shows, those pushing for treaty, including Williams, Hobbs and other members of the academic legal movement, do not accept the traditional view that we have in Australia a single sovereign entity in whom exclusive legal and political power is vested.

The High Court in Coe v Commonwealth in 1993 made clear that the Mabo decision does not support “the notion that sovereignty adverse to the Crown resides in the Aboriginal people of Australia. The decision is equally at odds with the notion that there resides in the ­Aboriginal people a limited kind of sovereignty.”

Williams’ and Hobbs’ response to this is to question Australia’s very legitimacy, saying the “reality” requires us to recognise that “the Australian nation-state has a legitimacy problem that remains unresolved”.

With that as their starting premise, it is not surprising that Williams and Hobbs call for a treaty which meets three conditions: “First, it must recognise Indigenous peoples as a polity, distinct from other citizens of the state on the basis of their status as prior self-governing communities. Second, the agreement must be reached by a fair negotiating process conducted in good faith and in a manner respectful of each participant’s standing as a polity. Third, the agreement must settle each party’s claims … (t)his must include the state recognising or establishing some form of decision making and control for the Indigenous people that amounts to a form of self-government.”

The first element requires us to accept that Australia is not one indivisible nation. It has two polities. The first and third elements call for some form of self-government by Aboriginal people.

While Williams and Hobbs are not prescriptive about what form that takes, they quote the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples which says Indigenous peoples have the “right to autonomy or self-government” in relation to their “internal and local affairs”.

As an example of what this might mean, Williams and Hobbs quote Canada’s treaty with the Nisga’a people which recognises the Nisga’a right “to exercise self-government over a range of local and internal affairs, including lands, language, culture, education, health, child protection, traditional healing practices, fisheries, wildlife, forestry, environmental protection and policing.”

There is a proviso, that says in the case of an inconsistency, federal or provincial laws prevail. But even with that, a similar treaty in this country would carve out for one group, based on race, a separate set of laws and policies that other groups do not have open to them. In other words, a treaty would divide Australia, not unify it.

What about reparations? In the foreword to Treaty, Mick Dodson says there must be a recognition “that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have been injured and harmed through the colonisation process, and just recompense is owed”. Williams and Hobbs have a stab at estimating the size of possible financial settlements by referring first to the precedent of the settlement between Western Australia and the Noongar people in 2016 that gave the Noongar a package valued at $1.3bn consisting of “a sizeable land base, non-exclusive rights to resources over an extended area, a large and sustained financial contribution from the state government, and enhanced cultural heritage protection”.

More expensively, they point to the Timber Creek decision in 2019 in which “the Ngaliwurru and Nungali peoples were awarded about $2.53m for 53 acts carried out on 1.27sq km of native title land. As there are about 2.8 million sq km of native title holdings across the country, the potential total amount of liabilities will likely be in the ­billions of dollars.”

If a treaty, with its promise of sovereignty and self-government, accompanied by billions of dollars of reparations, is the main game, how does the voice help? The voice is the enabler because it delivers massive leverage when it comes to negotiating the treaty.

Yes campaigners have tried to distance themselves from Thomas Mayo, a prominent backer of the voice body, who said, in 2021, that the power of the voice was its ability to “punish politicians that ignore our advice” on legislation and funding.

But Mayo’s honesty is refreshing. “We need the power of the Constitution behind us so we can organise like we’ve never organised before,” he said that same year.

“We are sick of governments telling us no; we are sick of governments not listening to our voice. We are going to use the rule book of the nation to force them.”

Even if the government has no legal duty to consult the voice in the absence of a request to do so, the voice can easily create a duty to consult by the simple device of asking to make representations.

The voice need only send a letter on the first day of its existence to every government department, agency or body saying it wishes to make representations on all “matters relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples”. asking for advance notice of all such matters and for the time and resources to consider such matters properly, and thereafter each such government entity will have a constitutional duty to comply.

Once those entities of executive government have complied with that request, the voice will have all the rights conferred by administrative law to ensure their representations are allowed due process and that decisions about them comply with the rigorous standards of administrative law. Failure to do so means any decision that is the subject of a representation may be stopped until litigation about compliance with constitutional and administrative law is completed. In short, the voice can, if it wishes, work to bring the processes of government to a grinding halt.

The activists who dictated the maximalist drafting of the proposed amendment – especially its reference to “executive government” – know this. Those few words will leave the government at the mercy of the voice when it comes to negotiating a treaty.

The lesson is this. A Yes vote in the referendum is not the end of the process but rather the starting gun to a long and divisive treaty negotiation where the voice has the whip hand. This will likely lead to separatism and bitterness, not ­reconciliation.

So if you are worried about the voice, wait until you see the treaty.
Janet Albrechtsen
Columnist

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 1, 2023 9:15 am

Lol US Women’s side hardest hit. Will their captain wear it anyway, or go the Harry Kane route:

FIFA will allow a range of approved coloured captain’s armbands to be worn at the Women’s World Cup – but none that show support for the LGBTQIA+ community.

The decision was made in consultation with all 32 competing nations.

Captains will be permitted to wear one of eight bands that promote several social issues including human rights, indigenous rights, gender equality, peace, zero hunger, ending violence against women or a band that reads Football is joy, peace, love, hope and passion.

A rainbow or pride armband, used to promote the LGBTQIA+ community, is not on the list of approved bands.

There was public outcry when FIFA threatened to give yellow cards to captains that sported the rainbow “One Love” armbands during the Men’s World Cup in Qatar last year.

FIFA have tried to dodge the controversary at this tournament approving the use of a white band with an artistic rainbow heart and the words “unite for inclusion”.

FIFA Secretary-general Fatma Samoura said football was about more than just scoring goals. “It’s not just about what happens on the pitch,” she said.

“We are committed to using football’s power as a force for good and leveraging our partnerships with United Nations agencies to achieve our goals.”

Each message will be promoted via the team captains’ armbands, pitchside digital LED boards, large flags presented on the pitch, giant screens in stadiums and via social media.

With regard to the armbands, team captains will be given three options: they can wear the “Football Unites the World” armband for the entire tournament; an armband corresponding to the theme of their choice for the entire tournament; or the armband corresponding to the theme of the specific matchday.

In addition, the tournament will also feature activations for other long-term campaigns, namely #BeActive, in partnership with the WHO, and #NoDiscrimination which aims to take direct action to tackle all forms of discrimination, including racism, in society.

Makka
Makka
July 1, 2023 9:16 am

Test

Roger
Roger
July 1, 2023 9:19 am

“In the past half-century Aboriginal groups have been handsomely recognised by their acquisition – under the Fraser and Keating governments – of ownership or certain rights and interests in 55 per cent of the Australian land mass.”

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Close to 60% now and growing.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 1, 2023 9:19 am

Using your creative ability to design a website is speech and therefore protected.

In the case of free speech everyone in America is a protected class

Sotomayor is a leftist activist. She can only understand conflict and conflict demands making one side win and one side lose. Women are in conflict with men, so men must be made to lose. Blacks are in conflict with whites. And gays are in conflict with religious people and religious people must be defeated.

She cannot see free speech as a right where there are no losers, she sees it instead as one of the ways for people to lose in other conflicts – all those thoughts and ideas delegitimised as ‘hate speech’.

Zatara
Zatara
July 1, 2023 9:22 am

Thomas got an affirmative action spot at Harvard

Actually, Thomas worked as a waiter and dishwasher in college dining halls to pay his tuition and expenses. He graduated 9th in his class from Holy Cross with a BS in English Literature (cum laude). Most impressive as he grew up speaking Gullah rather than English. He went onto get his Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School.

Growing up poor, black, and fatherless (his dad died when he was two) in the then segregated south, he worked and studied his way to success. As such, he has little or no patience with affirmative action. Which of course is why the left hates him.

While his story should be used to inspire disadvantaged young blacks, he is instead villified by the marxists as he pops their “You are an oppressed victim and the world owes you” propaganda.

Truly an impressive man who overcame much through attitude, self-discipline, and hard work.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 1, 2023 9:26 am

What about reparations? In the foreword to Treaty, Mick Dodson says there must be a recognition “that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have been injured and harmed through the colonisation process, and just recompense is owed”.

Mick Dodson, who’s father was an Irish shearer?

shatterzzz
July 1, 2023 9:26 am

“Linda Burney, born in a small Riverina township, is deservedly praised for making her way from a humble Aboriginal home to become a cabinet minister in Sydney and now in Canberra.”

That’s a slight embellishment! .. she didn’t make her way from a “humble aboriginal home” to anywhere .. her, white, father left and her 251 rmother handed her (still a baby) over to relatives in Sydney cos she didn’t want her ..
the gucci gnome wasn’t aware she was part 251 until after she turned 16 ….

Crossie
Crossie
July 1, 2023 9:29 am

Indolent says:
July 1, 2023 at 8:52 am
New Zealand Government Now Rations Healthcare to Non-Indigenous Patients for Racial Equity

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There is no way I would holiday in NZ now for fear I would get sick or have an accident and then be shoved in a corner of a hospital.

Then we have the unpleasantness in Northern Territory, the conflagration in France, the open swerve in San Francisco. I wonder if all of these are encouraged to depress travel and tourism.

Makka
Makka
July 1, 2023 9:30 am

Hmm, new format? Prefer the old one actually.

Well , for anyone promoting immigration from 3rd world shitholes, France certainly is showcasing what “diversity and inclusion” really looks like. Of course anyone who is challenging the elitist Marxist traitors who delivered this PLANNED outcome is labelled a Far Right Winger (aka nazi). No doubt other EU countries are looking on in horror wondering when their own backyards will go up in flames.

Anarchy, violence and chaos in an ungovernable state begs for authoritarian solutions “to restore order”. Marxism winning. And populations will wonder why when like leftist turkeys, they voted for and got their Thanksgiving.

Rosie
Rosie
July 1, 2023 9:32 am

I’ve read Thomas’s autobiography, he also rued taking a university place where he was constantly under pressure to prove his worth because of the taint of affirmative action.
I have no doubt his grandfather’s conversion to Catholicism and the enormous encouragement Thomas received from the religious sisters who taught him underpinned his later success.
I believe he invited the good sisters to his swearing in.

flyingduk
flyingduk
July 1, 2023 9:32 am

From the Oz:

“Bumper rebound as ASX surges 9.7pc in FY23 – The local sharemarket delivered a surprisingly strong return for the 2023 financial year, but relative performance is waning.”

Factor in the inflationary loss of value of the $ (they admit ~8%, the real figure is probably double) and that means it really went backwards by up to 10%, and thats before your business partner (the ATO) skims off their cut of your 9.7% ‘profit’.

Rosie
Rosie
July 1, 2023 9:35 am

Thomas’s father didn’t die when he was two, he just abandoned his family then. Thomas mentions wandering in and out of their lives a couple of times in his autobiography.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 1, 2023 9:38 am

Makka

***Anarchy, violence and chaos in an ungovernable state begs for authoritarian solutions “to restore order”. Marxism winning. And populations will wonder why when like leftist turkeys, they voted for and got their Thanksgiving.***

They are too dumb and arrogant to comprehend that Marxism might not be the winner, There is another “… ism” with a prominent history in Europe.

Roger
Roger
July 1, 2023 9:43 am

“Linda Burney, born in a small Riverina township, is deservedly praised for making her way from a humble Aboriginal home…”

Aside from the material benefits on offer, why do people create these narratives about themselves?

If your life is so bereft of meaning that you have to conjure up an identity out of the genuine adversity less fortunate people have faced, what does that say about your character?

Makka
July 1, 2023 9:43 am

Can someone give me a quick heads up on why this change to the blog? No quicklinks etc. Looks rather sterile. Was the place hacked or something?

Makka
July 1, 2023 9:45 am

How come this new blog format?

Dot
Dot
July 1, 2023 9:47 am

The only person who brainwashed King Charles was King Charles.

Zatara
Zatara
July 1, 2023 9:48 am

She cannot see free speech as a right where there are no losers, she sees it instead as one of the ways for people to lose in other conflicts – all those thoughts and ideas delegitimised as ‘hate speech’.

Homework for Sotomeyer – Review SCOTUS hate speech rulings. Particularly Matal vs. Tam in 2017:

The idea that the government may restrict speech expressing ideas that offend … strikes at the heart of the First Amendment. Speech that demeans on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, disability, or any other similar ground is hateful; but the proudest boast of our free speech jurisprudence is that we protect the freedom to express “the thought that we hate.”

m0nty
m0nty
July 1, 2023 9:48 am

The wedding Web site decision is a complete joke. There was no injury, no standing, no customer, no Web site. Talk about activist judges, they just manufactured new law out of zero context to overturn half a century of precedent.

As for the student debt case, that was an attempt to argue that the word “waive” in the law in question did not allow the government to engage in any waiving.

As the cat said, the only thing is who is to be master.

Makka
July 1, 2023 9:49 am

Bloody hell, can’t post comments now. How come dover?

Roger
Roger
July 1, 2023 9:52 am

Daughter was at a work meeting this week, called after hours to deal with some crisis, when someone interrupted, “Hang on…we haven’t acknowledged country” (apparently it’s a company policy).

Much eye rolling ensued and then business went on as usual, the unspoken consensus being “stuff it.”

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 1, 2023 9:53 am

***As the cat said, the only thing is who is to be master.***

The main complaint of the fat fascist fool is that the claim of leftards to “be the master (a very sexist perspective)” is that his side is suffering a few losses.

flyingduk
flyingduk
July 1, 2023 9:56 am

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/06/baseball-sized-hail-wreaks-havoc-million-dollar-5/

No doubt the next time Sydney gets a mega hailstorm, the millions of dollars of extra damage toted up due to the metastasizing rooftop solar panels will be spun as ‘extreme climate is now causing record losses’.

Makka
July 1, 2023 9:56 am

“is that his side is suffering a few losses.”

Certainly are. Queer beer, SCOTUS shitcanning affirmative action, Trump’s polls, French diversity, Juneteenth celebrations at Nike stores… quite a score card for the leftards.

Roger
Roger
July 1, 2023 9:59 am

“The only person who brainwashed King Charles was King Charles.”

Ratbag “guru” & philanderer Laurens van der Post was an early mentor.

Makka
July 1, 2023 9:59 am

Test

Noodles Romanoff
Noodles Romanoff
July 1, 2023 10:01 am

Does anyone know how to get on twitter without an account?

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
July 1, 2023 10:01 am

Duk

With them popping up over NQ I’m waiting for the next Cat 5 cyclone to make short shrift of them, let alone the damage to buildings flying panels will cause. Despite having below average cyclone seasons for quite a few years probably be blamed on climate change as well.

Makka
July 1, 2023 10:02 am

Why has the blog format changed?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 1, 2023 10:02 am

Aside from the material benefits on offer, why do people create these narratives about themselves?

Mmm.

It’s a bit like ‘I used to live in a car as a child’ or ‘I had to drink radioactive milk to survive’.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 1, 2023 10:07 am

I use Gmail on my phone. It has not let me see many emails. Doesn’t show that I received any. I was expecting some so knew they were there. Just now a whole lot appeared. What a useles application. Because I use an email address that is a composite name I get no spam at all. The only downside is sometimes when sending an unsolicited email it goes in the junk folder. Do the developers actually think they’ve designed something useful?

flyingduk
flyingduk
July 1, 2023 10:08 am

And in more ‘experts are baffled’ news (cover your eyes Rosie):

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/06/covid-vaccine-advocate-popular-mexican-tv-doctor-dies/

“In a rough translation, Dr. Moreno said: “Well, now it is our turn to be patients. We are here hospitalized for a process of arrhythmia in atrial fibrillation, in a sequel that I have been carrying from COVID. This is the third episode I have had. And well, we must understand that exposure to the virus and having a disease like COVID is highly inflammatory, where it affects both the heart cell, which is the myocyte, and also affects the layers of the heart, especially the pericardium, generating inflammation there. Pericarditis occurs. And all of that also likes, in that not with a cardiac rhythm, which is an atrial sleep fiber. So, today it is our turn to be on this side.”

2 Small problems:

1) COVID itself has been shown to have NO association with myocardial issues – the COVID ‘Vaxxes’, on the other hand…..
2) Given he was a ‘staunch vaccine advocate’ – why did he get COVID at all?

But on the bright side, said Dr was an ‘epidemiologist’ ….

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
July 1, 2023 10:10 am

Twitter has restricted all content to those with accounts. Apparently 2 fold it is to stop AI bots learning from the site and missed out monetising of us unregistered types. Few articles out on geek sites about the new policy, no official announcement yet.

Whether it works or not is another question. Personally I am not registering and I think a lot wont. Also has apparent unintended consequence for google searches I’ve read this morning. Facebook restrict access but haven’t put the full hammer down, I think Musk has made a mistake on this one.

Speedbox
July 1, 2023 10:11 am

test

Dot
Dot
July 1, 2023 10:12 am

The wedding Web site decision is a complete joke. There was no injury, no standing, no customer, no Web site. Talk about activist judges, they just manufactured new law out of zero context to overturn half a century of precedent.

Explain how they had “no” standing and what would happen if that was applied generally; the role of “no standing parties” in cases like Levy v Victoria was significant. It is even allowed here in Australia to an extent.

As for the student debt case, that was an attempt to argue that the word “waive” in the law in question did not allow the government to engage in any waiving.

I think you’re plain old wrong here monty. The issue was the legislation did not give the Secretary the explicit power to do what Biden wanted to do. He needs to go back to Congress to ask for the specific powers he wants.Is there a national emergency? That’s what the HEROES Act referred to, waiving of debt in a national emergency. He could ask for an amendment to have the requirement struck out.

As the cat said, the only thing is who is to be master.

The only thing is to become immortal and live everyone else’s life to pierce the veil of ignorance.

Maybe we can just live by the golden rule.

Rabz
July 1, 2023 10:13 am

why do people create these narratives about themselves?

Iowahawk made an observation about this as well, which of course, I can’t find.

Something about any politician claiming to have had a deprived upbringing (living in shoebox by side of road and subsisting on gravel, etc) invariably being complete rubbish.

See also Blabbersack’s preposterous whining about her deprived upbringing in the Shire and her parents being too poor to afford a washing machine.

Dot
Dot
July 1, 2023 10:14 am

Ratbag “guru” & philanderer Laurens van der Post was an early mentor.

His ideas intrigue me, does he have a newsletter?

Makka
July 1, 2023 10:14 am

Test5

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 1, 2023 10:14 am

Haha and monty stumbles in all butthurt over ‘activist judges’, clearly not over those same ‘activist judges’ who deliberate in the lower courts or indeed ‘activists’ like Merrick Garland.
Just an arsehole who deserves nothing. Go away monty, isn’t there a Grampian Nazi you can chase after, like Homer Simpson?
https://youtu.be/tuu4HbRiMMQ

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 1, 2023 10:17 am

Does anyone know how to get on twitter without an account?

Twitter has committed seppuku, at least temporarily.

Log In, or Else: Elon Musk’s Twitter Blocks Unregistered Users from Viewing Posts (30 Jun)

Your terms are acceptable, Elon, I will take my eyeballs elsewhere.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 1, 2023 10:18 am

See also Blabbersack’s preposterous whining about her deprived upbringing in the Shire and her parents being too poor to afford a washing machine.

Didn’t Rudd spend a portion of his yoof in the back of a car?

Dot
Dot
July 1, 2023 10:19 am

I think Dr Moreno was a steroid bro; he also had shamefully small legs.

Never skip leg day; beach muscles and chicken legs look ridiculous.

Dot
Dot
July 1, 2023 10:25 am

I can’t believe people still use FaceBook.

It navigates like Netscape in 1997 and looks like a kid’s AngelFire page on fake video game cheats they read somewhere else on the net (like the 9th mana elemental to keep the Sprite alive in Secret of Mana).

Just terrible!

Horrible boomer memes and horribly faked best angle photos of 400 lb catfeesh.

I denounce you, M F*ckerberg, forever as Ornias in the name of King Solomon.

Dot
Dot
July 1, 2023 10:27 am

bern SIMPing for Janet Reno…this is a day of endless shame, like monty forgetting a emergency provision in a twenty year old statute.

No one felt oppressed by being bundled with Microsoft IE 4 and Windows 2000.

No one!

m0nty
m0nty
July 1, 2023 10:28 am

The wedding Web site plaintiff had no standing because there was no wedding, no Web site, no customer and no injury. The Leonard Leo billionaire patsy caucus made their decision based on the possibility that there might be a future customer who might want a Web site, which if the plaintiff refused might be punished by the state. This is ridiculous on its face. If that is the standard going forward, the Leo gang can make up any law it wants.

Makka
July 1, 2023 10:30 am

Test8

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 1, 2023 10:31 am

Monty is A OK with qwerties persecuting Christians.

Funny how they never try it on with Muslims.

m0nty
m0nty
July 1, 2023 10:33 am

Christians are not persecuted in America, LOL.

It is always projection with you lot. Always.

Dot
Dot
July 1, 2023 10:34 am

So monty, you think America should invalidate all court decisions that come from friend of the court briefs?

This would be Pandora’s Supertanker.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 1, 2023 10:35 am

And isn’t Albanese’s account of his early life also that of Dickensian poverty?

I suppose it is meant to intimate the uncommon grit and talent needed to pull yourself up to dizzy heights, that you are not part of an insider-clique, and of course what they imagine to be the golden moral halo only poverty can supply.

Makka
July 1, 2023 10:35 am

Login finally clicked in.

Tom
Tom
July 1, 2023 10:35 am

In the past few days, Twitter has made it impossible to view Tucker Carlson’s Twitter broadcasts without logging in. I haven’t used either of my two Twitter accounts for years and couldn’t remember old passwords, user names etc but the verification process was too confusing, so I can’t link to Carlson’s latest post, which went up about an hour ago.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 1, 2023 10:39 am

Monty still crying. Most enjoyable

cohenite
July 1, 2023 10:39 am

“The wedding Web site decision is a complete joke. There was no injury, no standing, no customer, no Web site. Talk about activist judges, they just manufactured new law out of zero context to overturn half a century of precedent.”

Shut up dickless. Forcing people to work for other people is slavery. Being a leftie you support slavery; to compensate for your dicklessness. Now go and tend to the milko’s kiddies.

P
P
July 1, 2023 10:39 am
shatterzzz
July 1, 2023 10:41 am

“And isn’t Albanese’s account of his early life also that of Dickensian poverty?”

Yep! .. he always leaves out the bit about one of his grandad’s owning a printing works in Mascot & paying the private school fees …..
The reality is Mum was living in “houso” cos being a single parent was still frowned on, socially, among many families back then ……..

Crossie
Crossie
July 1, 2023 10:42 am

Tom, here is a link to Tucker’s new episode:

https://patriots.win/p/16bid7jqeD/episode-8/c/

local oaf
July 1, 2023 10:42 am

Mother Lode says:
July 1, 2023 at 10:35 am

And isn’t Albanese’s account of his early life also that of Dickensian poverty?

The left used to be eager to show that they weren’t poor working class yobs. Don Dunstan talking about Petrarch, Gough using words like exegesis, Hawke spouting verbiage such as resile and animus, Keating with his Italian suits and antique clocks.
Even dear old Simon Crean when asked who his hero was, replied “Quintus Fabius Maximus”

Now they have to conceal their real background and pretend to be “working class”.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 1, 2023 10:43 am

Excellent!

AGL charged for ‘failing to stabilise’ energy grid (Paywallian today)

The charge against AGL for failing to follow orders and deliver market stability is the latest enforcement action by the regulator amid mounting public anger.

I’m not a subscriber so I don’t know what the full story is, but AGL has been greenly destroying our electricity grid for a long time. If they’re getting called to account for that vandalism I am quite happy about it.

Makka
July 1, 2023 10:43 am

“Nazis” on the streets of France;

War Monitor
@WarMonitors
·
3h
??An interesting thing happened today.

French nationalists took to the streets to confront the rioters and beat them up with baseball bats…

https://twitter.com/WarMonitors/status/1674883174818562048

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

July. Peak fighting season in the Northern Hemisphere. On This Day:

1097 – Battle of Dorylaeum: Crusaders led by prince Bohemond of Taranto defeat a Seljuk army led by sultan Kilij Arslan I.

And:

1431 – The Battle of La Higueruela takes place in Granada, leading to a modest advance of the Kingdom of Castile during the Reconquista.

And:

1520 – Spanish conquistadors led by Hernán Cortés fight their way out of Tenochtitlan after nightfall.

And:

1690 – Glorious Revolution: Battle of the Boyne in Ireland

And:

1863 – American Civil War: The Battle of Gettysburg begins

And:

1898 – Spanish–American War: The Battle of San Juan Hill is fought in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

And:

1916 – World War I: First day on the Somme: On the first day of the Battle of the Somme 19,000 soldiers of the British Army are killed and 40,000 wounded

And:

1942 – World War II: First Battle of El Alamein

And, while not in the same league but which doubtless caused plenty of fighting:

2007 – Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces

Rosie
Rosie
July 1, 2023 10:45 am

Then it goes without saying Monty is fully on board with a stacked progressive Supreme Court ripping up the American Constitution.

Indolent
Indolent
July 1, 2023 10:45 am

Amy Mek
@AmyMek

France has fallen…

Police are unable to control the migrant and left-wing riots taking place across the country. French media has surrendered and cannot keep track of the number of towns and cities across the country being looted, set on fire, and destroyed.

Islamic attacks, riots, murders, rapes, assaults, and lynching of police across France are part of a new normal in a country struggling with mass illegal migration.

France is now the main Islamic country in Europe, with more than 10% of its population being Muslim.

Islam is the second-largest religion in France, but it takes the first position when counting active practitioners.

There is no coming back from this – their future is Islamic!

(P.S. How are those strict “gun control” regulations working for the good guys in France? Politicians have left citizens defenseless)

https://twitter.com/AmyMek/status/1674666367512084480

Tom
Tom
July 1, 2023 10:46 am

If you can figure out how to get around Twitter’s new piss-off policy (I can’t), you can access Tucker Carlson’s latest post via his website, tuckercarlson.com.

Roger
Roger
July 1, 2023 10:47 am

“And isn’t Albanese’s account of his early life also that of Dickensian poverty?”

It’s not just politicians who indulge in fantasy though.

The rapid growth of Australia’s indigenous population is not due solely to birth rates.

We have white, middle class people reinventing themselves as victims of colonialism.

m0nty
m0nty
July 1, 2023 10:47 am

Dot, of course amicus briefs are fine. But that can’t be the entirety of the case. You must have a plaintiff with standing and genuine injury. Otherwise it’s a court based on feelz, which can enforce new laws about anything with no context.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 1, 2023 10:47 am

Christians are not persecuted in America, LOL.

Why don’t you ask that poor baker in Colorado? Or the ones cancelled by their banks because of their Christian beliefs? Which I linked yesterday.

Fascists gotta fascist, Monty, and I see that you are eagerly fascisting quite fascistly this fine Saturday morning. At least it is fine here, you can keep the Fascist Republic of Danistan all for yourself.

Makka
July 1, 2023 10:49 am

“Then it goes without saying Monty is fully on board with a stacked progressive Supreme Court ripping up the American Constitution.”

While cheering on his teams efforts at child grooming and child abuse (aka trans experimentation)

m0nty
m0nty
July 1, 2023 10:50 am

Then it goes without saying Monty is fully on board with a stacked progressive Supreme Court ripping up the American Constitution.

Can you lot try a little harder, please? Your obvious logical fallacies are trivial to knock over.

Tom
Tom
July 1, 2023 10:50 am

Thanks, Crossie, at 10.42am. That link allows me to watch Tucker Carlson’s latest post without logging in to Twitter.

Roger
Roger
July 1, 2023 10:57 am

Speaking of colonialism…

I posted this link last night but worth posting it here again for the morning crowd:

John Anderson interviews ethicist and author Nigel Biggar on the case for colonialism.

https://johnanderson.net.au/conversations-nigel-biggar-ii/

You should be able to click through to You Tube for the full screen version.

Zatara
Zatara
July 1, 2023 11:00 am

“… they just manufactured new law out of zero context to overturn half a century of precedent.”

“half a century of precedent”? OK, show your work. Cite any case and finding which supports what you claim.

New law? No, they made no new law. They found the Colorado law unconstitutional as it would have forced her to create speech she does not believe in or endorse. The law in fact violated Colorado’s obligation of religious neutrality.

No standing or injury? Every court that case went through agreed that there was a credible threat that Colorado would seek to compel her to create websites which endorsed what she opposed (else they would have tossed it out). Just as it had in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case of 2018.

In Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission SCOTUS voted 7-2. Finding that Colorado again overstepped by violating the baker’s right to the free exercise of his religion and to not be forced to create speech they did not believe or endorse and failing the state’s obligation of religious neutrality.

These cases are actually not so much about free speech but about preventing the government from forcing speech they find “acceptable”.

If you want to see activist judges look to the Colorado ones who were attempting to coerce politically “approved” speech which was despised and opposed by the citizen.

Dunny Brush
Dunny Brush
July 1, 2023 11:01 am

Speaking of affirmative action: I get forced weekly to watch these tedious corporate training compliance videos. In every single one of them the idiot who opens the phishing attachment/ breaches a diversity shibboleth/ accepts a dinner that could be a bribe etc is a bumbling middle age white guy. The sassy IT expert/ lawyer/ HR exec who comes in to save the day and deliver a portentous lecture is always black. In every single video. Even the cartoon ones.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 1, 2023 11:04 am

Can you lot try a little harder, please?
You are up in arms because judges are ruling against your held principles. Like murdering babies in utero. Like ruling for people free to practice their religion.
So add these latest things to your held principles that arseholes should be able to run down teenagers in SUVs over their conservative politics. That conservative women need to be hounded and indeed assaulted. That servicemen are just in it for shits and giggles.
Your disdain for anything outside your fat bubble is plain arseholery.
Is your missus indeed a woman? Can you describe a woman?

Pogria
Pogria
July 1, 2023 11:14 am

Crossie,
my thanks also for the Tucker Carlson link. Bookmarked.

flyingduk
flyingduk
July 1, 2023 11:19 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTrFPG_wG5o

Good forensic summary of what can be gleaned from the Titan wreckage as it came ashore

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 1, 2023 11:21 am

“author Nigel Biggar on the case for colonialism.”

Nigel Biggar’s book on colonialism has reached the top of my “to – read” pile.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 1, 2023 11:22 am

The Oz has an article on a new book by one of the coppers who attended at the Port Arthur massacre. He says the Tasmanian Police Commissioner would not let them take the kill shot at Bryant when he was holed up in the house, to which he eventually set fire.

Can’t find a copy online which will let me copy and paste but.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 1, 2023 11:25 am

Chris Dawson case: The Teacher’s Pet podcast inspired legal claims against predator teachers who used school as ‘meat market”

By david murray
National Crime Correspondent
When you follow someone, you’ll see their latest stories on your homepage in the ‘Following’ section.
8:06PM June 30, 2023

The NSW education department has quietly settled legal claims from former students from Port Macquarie High who alleged they were preyed on for sex by teachers, as one woman declared the school was a “meat market”.

Allegations of teachers rampantly abusing their positions to pursue schoolgirls for sex at parties, a local hotel and on the grounds of the school itself from the 1970s onwards emerged as a result of The Australian’s podcast The Teacher’s Pet.

Port Macquarie law firm Scott Mackenzie Lawyers represented at least five former students from the school who sued the education department and, in some cases, individual teachers.
Read Next

“Settlements were reached and the matters were finalised,” the firm’s lawyer Mandy Mackenzie told The Weekend Australian. “Non-disclosures were signed in relation to the settlements and no further details can be provided.”

Three former Port Macquarie High students told The Australian in 2019 that they were “targeted, groomed and seduced” by teachers as schoolgirls in the 1980s, and that they were investigating legal action against the department.

The women linked up after The Teacher’s Pet revealed widespread teacher-student relationships on Sydney’s northern beaches in the same period.

They formed a Facebook group, Teacher’s Pets Released, and at the time said their experiences may be the tip of the iceberg in the town, 380km north of Sydney.

One of the women, Debra Hood, said on Friday that a total of 42 former students from the school had come forward with allegations against more than a dozen teachers. The Facebook page has since been shut down.

“It was just a marketplace for them. It was a meat market,” Ms Hood said of her former school.

Among the allegations was that teachers regularly held parties at a house where they competed with each other to have sex with schoolgirls. Teachers referred to sexual conquests of virgins as getting “a Japanese flag”, she said.

“The aim of it apparently was to get as many virgins.”

In class, a teacher would drop pens to try to look at schoolgirls’ underwear. “So the girls would continually have their pencil case between their legs,” Ms Hood said.

And underage students would go to the Port Macquarie Hotel, where teachers would buy them drinks and “get them pretty intoxicated”.

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
July 1, 2023 11:26 am
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 1, 2023 11:28 am

Liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented: “Today, the Court, for the first time in its history, grants a business open to the public a constitutional right to refuse to serve members of a protected class.”

Looking through the copy of the Constitution I keep in the truck trying to find reference to “protected classes”.
So far, no luck.

Zatara
Zatara
July 1, 2023 11:37 am

Looking through the copy of the Constitution I keep in the truck trying to find reference to “protected classes”.

You won’t see it until the Civil Rights Act of 1964. And if it is read closely, everyone is in a protected class of some sort as they are defined as “race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, or pregnancy status”.

So everybody is an oppressed victim if they want to be. Which is what caused that booming industry.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 1, 2023 11:38 am

Looking through the copy of the Constitution I keep in the truck trying to find reference to “protected classes”.
So far, no luck.

If you wish hard enough, it just might appear. Godspeed sir

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 1, 2023 11:39 am

Someone (Rosie?) suggested the SCOTUS “website” decision provides no comfort to the Christian bakers who refuse to bake cakes for gay weddings.
I disagree.
If … if … SCOTUS precedents are followed by lower courts it definitely does.
Of course, activist lower courts will go their own way as usual, but the baker in that case could proceed to higher courts with absolute confidence that eventually they will prevail, with costs.
Their opponents know that too, so the Christian bakers of this world now hold a handful of trumps.

Cassie of Sydney
July 1, 2023 11:40 am

I don’t know about the USA but I can safely say that Christians and Christianity are
persecuted in Australia and the UK. No doubt whatsoever.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 1, 2023 11:42 am

 Zatara says:

July 1, 2023 at 11:37 am

Looking through the copy of the Constitution I keep in the truck trying to find reference to “protected classes”.

You won’t see it until the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 

An Act?
Passed by Congress?
What takes precedence?
An Act passed by Congress?
Or the Constitution?
Are we saying the Civil Rights Act is unconstitutional?
Gasp!

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 1, 2023 11:44 am

Looking through the copy of the Constitution I keep in the truck trying to find reference to “protected classes”.

The insist that the constitution is ‘a living document’, which is to say it is to be constantly viewed in accordance with contemporary pieties and fads – which are what justifies the left’s campaign against free speech and firearms.

So the process is like this:
1) The left have their agenda.
2) The Constitution is reinterpreted to reflect the agenda.
3) Justify the agenda by claiming it is enshrined in the constitution.

This sort of circular and self-serving logic demonstrates the danger of the left who think they are here to remake society – even though they cannot even make a cogent argument.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
July 1, 2023 11:45 am

recognise Indigenous peoples as a polity, distinct from other citizens of the state on the basis of their status as prior self-governing communities.

That’s a neat trick there, to distinguish this group by their descent from prior inhabitants and not specifically because of race. So hypothetically if there had been some French folk who had sailed here in 1200 AD and been living for 23 generations prior to British settlement, the argument for the distinct polity, treaty, and reparations, would be the same (regardless of being the same race as the Brits). That argument might have worked if race hadn’t already been baked into ATSI land and cultural friction since forever.

The flip side is that it was a rather crappy form of self governance that had all the tribes in perpetual civil war. You would not want to restore the same thing that was lost, and it’s not clear at this stage if that is how far they want to go with the results of a treaty.

Makka
Makka
July 1, 2023 12:26 pm

Looks like we are back up and running?

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
July 1, 2023 12:31 pm

Test

Zatara
Zatara
July 1, 2023 12:33 pm
Barking Toad
Barking Toad
July 1, 2023 12:33 pm

I see the ACT local council communists are doubling down on their attack on Catholicism by removing crucifixes from Calvary Hospital.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 1, 2023 12:35 pm

Dunny Brush at 11:01
This is also true of Gummint adverts.
Almost every single advert will have a carefully curated assortment of First Nations, hijabs, turbans and QWERTYs.
Not an Anglo to be seen.
Except for domestic violence adverts.
Suddenly Mr Ozzie Blue-Singlet gets the casting call.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
July 1, 2023 12:38 pm

The buttons are back!

Makka
Makka
July 1, 2023 12:38 pm

This is also true of Gummint adverts.

Menulog, Macca’s, YOUI, AAMI, all in on it. Also, plenty of work for the white dude cast as the stupid numpty saved by the switched on fem.

m0nty
m0nty
July 1, 2023 12:39 pm

It appears I have a comment from this morning under moderation as I was using my WordPress login.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
July 1, 2023 12:40 pm

Thanks Dover and my Name, Email and Website are now being saved in this Browser. I like the new format BTW.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 1, 2023 12:41 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 1, 2023 12:41 pm

Don’t get caught by Customs with five lion carcasses in your luggage.

A man was arrested at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 23 June 2023 with five lion carcasses in his luggage. He was about to board a flight to Vietnam, where the use of lion bones in traditional medicines is practiced.

The seizure is commendable but highlights South Africa’s controversial legal industry of breeding lions in captivity.

Typical academics. Why not farm lions? If there’s a market. They obviously breed well. We have camel farms and ostrich farms, so I see no reason for not having lion farms.

Lions are still being farmed in South Africa for hunters and tourism. They shouldn’t be, say researchers (Phys.org, 30 Jun)

m0nty
m0nty
July 1, 2023 12:43 pm

FBI Under Pressure for Targeting Catholics in Leaked Document
….

Man arrested while citing Bible verse in protest of Pride event

Why is it that you cite two examples, one of radical terrorism and the other of virulent homophobia? Neither of which are anywhere near Jesus’ teachings.

Christians are not persecuted for following Christ.

Vicki
Vicki
July 1, 2023 12:48 pm

recognise Indigenous peoples as a polity, distinct from other citizens of the state on the basis of their status as prior self-governing communities.

I may be a pedant, but I can’t see that the indigenous people can be both “a polity” and “self-governing communities”. This indiscriminate nomenclature reflects the problem they have with the diverse language and clan groups before the Anglo settlement.

I suppose they are at least acknowledging that they were “communities” and not “nations”. The latter is an absurdity and most voters must realise this.

m0nty
m0nty
July 1, 2023 12:48 pm

It is a foundational belief of many Cats that Christians are the true oppressed minority of the modern era, but it is just not true at all. Christians hold the solid majority of powerful positions in society, despite being in a vanishing rump sect. We have just come off years of being ruled by a happy-clapping extremist Christianist weirdo.

You use this fictional victim complex to justify the most horrid discrimination and persecution of actual repressed minorities. Often you use the coercive power of the state to do it, all the while bemoaning your lack of control. It would be quite pathetic if it were not so effective.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 1, 2023 12:50 pm

***m0nty says:
July 1, 2023 at 10:28 am
The wedding Web site plaintiff had no standing because there was no wedding, no Web site, no customer and no injury. The Leonard Leo billionaire patsy caucus made their decision based on the possibility that there might be a future customer who might want a Web site, which if the plaintiff refused might be punished by the state. This is ridiculous on its face. If that is the standard going forward, the Leo gang can make up any law it wants.***

Sad. The fat fascist fool is upset that not everything is going the leftard way. His salty tears are as a fine single malt to us.

Vicki
Vicki
July 1, 2023 12:53 pm

Christians hold the solid majority of powerful positions in society, despite being in a vanishing rump sect.

I am not sure of that at all. Many people may tick the box of some Christian denomination on the Census paper, but they are not practising Christians in the sense of attending service.

Vocal, practising Christians seem to attract the venom of Lefties.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 1, 2023 12:53 pm

***local oaf says:
July 1, 2023 at 10:42 am
Mother Lode says:
July 1, 2023 at 10:35 am

And isn’t Albanese’s account of his early life also that of Dickensian poverty?

The left used to be eager to show that they weren’t poor working class yobs. Don Dunstan talking about Petrarch, Gough using words like exegesis, Hawke spouting verbiage such as resile and animus, Keating with his Italian suits and antique clocks.
Even dear old Simon Crean when asked who his hero was, replied “Quintus Fabius Maximus”

Now they have to conceal their real background and pretend to be “working class”.***

A tradition dating back at least as far as Arthur Calwell. Bert Evatt was too arrogant (and insane) to try to pretend.

Vicki
Vicki
July 1, 2023 12:53 pm

I still have to figure out the sidebars business this afternoon. Time for lunch.

Thank you for your work, DB. Much appreciated.

Makka
Makka
July 1, 2023 12:54 pm

You use this fictional victim complex to justify the most horrid discrimination and persecution of actual repressed minorities.

You can call sex freaks, trans weirdos, child groomers and kiddy abusers ” repressed minorities” all you like mOron, but to normies they deserve stringent “repression” and prosecution where possible.

But I don’t see what grounds you have here. The WH is occupied by the Pervert in Chief. That’s not a high enough accolade for your freak movement?

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
July 1, 2023 12:54 pm

Now they have to conceal their real background and pretend to be “working class”.

How can Laybore do that? They are not working and they have no class.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 1, 2023 12:56 pm

Why is it that you cite two examples, one of radical terrorism and the other of virulent homophobia?

We’d love the FBI to stop being terrorists Monty.

As for the other, there’s this thing called the Bible. It’s been around for a while now. Might be worth reading.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 1, 2023 12:58 pm

***m0nty says:
July 1, 2023 at 10:50 am
Then it goes without saying Monty is fully on board with a stacked progressive Supreme Court ripping up the American Constitution.

Can you lot try a little harder, please? Your obvious logical fallacies are trivial to knock over.***

Well, don’t just sit there scoffing donuts, produce the logical argument to “knock [it]over”. Don’t forget to respond to the leftard commentators in the US who have been calling for just that.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 1, 2023 1:04 pm

m0nty says:
July 1, 2023 at 12:39 pm
It appears I have a comment from this morning under moderation as I was using my WordPress login.

WGAF?

Viva
Viva
July 1, 2023 1:07 pm

Troy Bramston appears to have gone totally rogue

His latest offering in the Oz suggests Trump jr should be barred entry here

When I looked for the article online it was nowhere to be found on the Oz website

I notice he no longer appears on Sky

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 1, 2023 1:09 pm

m0nty says:
July 1, 2023 at 12:43 pm
FBI Under Pressure for Targeting Catholics in Leaked Document
….

Man arrested while citing Bible verse in protest of Pride event

Why is it that you cite two examples, one of radical terrorism and the other of virulent homophobia? Neither of which are anywhere near Jesus’ teachings.

It is radical terrorism to object to hyper-sexualist=ed content in primary school curriclula? I can recall leftards getting hysterical over Target/Big W/KMart brochures allegedly sexualising children in them.

And now it is “virulent homophobia” to pray that men prancing naked on public streets in front on children, or behaving sexually in front of them might have their eyes and minds opened?

cohenite
July 1, 2023 1:12 pm

Why is it that you cite two examples, one of radical terrorism and the other of virulent homophobia? Neither of which are anywhere near Jesus’ teachings.

Christians are not persecuted for following Christ.

You’re such a liar dickless. Christians not being persecuted:

The Horror of Being Christian in Muslim Pakistan: Just One Month

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 1, 2023 1:13 pm

test quote

test bold
test Italians

Zatara
Zatara
July 1, 2023 1:14 pm

Man arrested while citing Bible verse in protest of Pride event

That gent was viciously assaulted by LGBTQ “Pride” participants. People whose sexual perversions often define the “rockspider” term munty loves to use when a Christian is accused of them. So why not call them that munty?

Terrorists? You mean like a bunch of jerk-offs who commit assault and battery on a man because he was praying for them?

Hypocritical much?

Crossie
Crossie
July 1, 2023 1:16 pm

Wow! I step out for a bit of shopping and the blog is back to normal. Great work, Dover.

Crossie
Crossie
July 1, 2023 1:19 pm

Today I saw the gay American politician Pete Buttigieg and his husband, each holding one of their adopted babies. They looked so accessorised.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
July 1, 2023 1:30 pm

I still have to figure out the sidebars business this afternoon. Time for lunch.

Well done Dover. Shout yerself a decent bottle of plonk with lunch.

rosie
rosie
July 1, 2023 1:36 pm

What a pity the claim that there is no association between the virus that doesn’t even exist and myocarditis is completely untrue.

https://openheart.bmj.com/content/9/1/e001957
Acute myocarditis caused by COVID-19 disease and following COVID-19 vaccination

Bruce in WA
July 1, 2023 1:39 pm

Borrowed from another website. I have no idea who wrote it originally, so am unable to make an acknowledgment:

When the shearing sheds are silent, and the stock camps fallen quiet

When the gidgee coals no longer glow across the outback night

And the bush is forced to hang a sign, ‘gone broke and won’t be back’

And spirits fear to find a way beyond the beaten track

When harvesters stand derelict upon the wind-swept plains

And brave hearts pin their hopes no more on chance of loving rains

When a hundred outback settlements are ghost towns overnight

When we’ve lost the drive and heart we had to once more see us right

When ‘Pioneer’ means a stereo and ‘Digger’ some backhoe

And the ‘Outback’ is behind the house, there’s nowhere else to go

And ‘Anzac’ is a biscuit brand and probably foreign owned

And education really means brainwashed and neatly cloned

When you have to bake a loaf of bread to make a decent crust

And our heritage once enshrined in gold is crumbling to dust

And old folk pay their camping fees on land for which they fought

And fishing is a great escape; this is until you’re caught

When you see our kids with Yankee caps and resentment in their eyes

And the soaring crime and hopeless hearts is no longer a surprise

When the name of RM Williams is a yuppie clothing brand

And not a product of our heritage that grew off the land

When offering a hand makes people think you’ll amputate

And two dogs’ meeting in the street is what you call a ‘Mate’

When ‘Political Correctness’ has replaced all common sense

When you’re forced to see it their way, there’s no sitting on the fence

Yes, one day you might find yourself an outcast in this land

Perhaps your heart will tell you then, ‘ I should have made a stand’

Just go and ask the farmers that should remove all doubt

Then join the swelling ranks who say, ‘ Don’t sell Australia out!’

flyingduk
flyingduk
July 1, 2023 1:39 pm

Speaking of affirmative action: I get forced weekly to watch these tedious corporate training compliance videos.

Easy peasy:

1) If there are no assessments, attend, but b ring a book
2) If there are assessments, fail spectacularly, then refuse any resits on the grounds that ‘the material is offensive to me’.

rosie
rosie
July 1, 2023 1:39 pm

2000 years littered with martyrs murdered for Christ.
Doesn’t happen says Monty.
If Fr Hamel were alive he might disagree.

flyingduk
flyingduk
July 1, 2023 1:42 pm

Lions are still being farmed in South Africa for hunters and tourism. They shouldn’t be, say researchers (Phys.org, 30 Jun)

psssh… ‘researchers !…what do the epidemiologists say? they are the only real experts now.

Zatara
Zatara
July 1, 2023 1:46 pm

If Fr Hamel were alive he might disagree.

Not to mention Cardinal Pell.

Tom
Tom
July 1, 2023 1:46 pm

Aha. Buttons are back. Hallelujah!

flyingduk
flyingduk
July 1, 2023 1:46 pm

What a pity the claim that there is no association between the virus that doesn’t even exist and myocarditis is completely untrue.

https://openheart.bmj.com/content/9/1/e001957
Acute myocarditis caused by COVID-19 disease and following COVID-19 vaccination

ah yes, another fine piece of ‘safe and effective’ news published in the UK branch of our very own Ponds Institute.

Spoiler alert, the medical journals are now so thoroughly industry bought and paid for that ‘peer review’ needs to be renamed ‘groupthink approved’.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 1, 2023 1:50 pm

LOL. It hardly seems a week since the fat fascist fool was assuring us that Putin was finished, Wussia was about to be broken up into a mass of separate mini-states, and Ukraine was about to over run the Wussian Army.

And here we are. The Poot is still in place, Wussia remains as one, and the Ukie “Spring Offensive” is still going nowhere.

And the fat fascist fool is back to two of his favourite subjects, giving trannies and pooves free access to children, and forcing Christians to act against their consciences.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 1, 2023 1:52 pm

Gabby runs amok, again.

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The Lion Whisperer:

In this fun-filled lion walk with Bobcat and Gabby, the inevitable happens. We say a sad farewell to one of Kevin’s tyres. Also in this video, we debate the complexities of conservation. Should any type of hunting be allowed when the money it produces helps protect wildlife in general? Matters of conservation are rarely black and white. Let us know your thoughts in the comments

LION vs Car Tires | The Lion Whisperer

Min
Min
July 1, 2023 1:56 pm

Just checking to see if I am now registered on this site

Michelle
Michelle
July 1, 2023 1:59 pm

It’s been a number of years since I last visited The Cat, last posted as ‘Shelley’. Very happy to see many of the old commentators still here and making logic sense in a world that has gone truly bonkers since I lasted visited here. All predicted and foreseen, but the acceleration of the agenda is gobsmacking.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
July 1, 2023 2:17 pm

Father Jacques Hamel was mentioned – I read Sohrab Ahmari’s From Fire, By Water about his coversion the Catholic Faith and it was when Father Hamel was murdered that he announced on twitter that he was studying to become a Catholic. He regretted doing that because people believed it was Fr Hamel’s murder that precipitated that decision which was not the case at all.

I found his book very interesting, his sincerity and genuine embrace of the Catholic faith is very touching. Puts me to shame but so do many who discover Christ after having no faith make me feel humble.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
July 1, 2023 2:25 pm

What a beautiful winter’s day it is. Spent the morning at the Flemington markets, visited Paesanella store in Marrickville for the first time, I have a family connection to the Somma family and, as chance would have it, met up with the great nephew of that Somma family member who is just out from Italy at the moment. He immediately called up his great aunt in Italy for me to chat — how very serendipitous

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
July 1, 2023 2:32 pm

Muttley reckons anything less than ramming cocks in little kids’ faces is “virulent homophobia”.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 1, 2023 2:44 pm

Tash Peterson: Notorious vegan activist left with cuts and bruises after chaotic protest at Fyre restaurant
The West Australian
Sat, 1 July 2023 12:08PM

Notorious vegan activist Tash Peterson claims she’s been left with cuts and bruises after a “chaotic” protest at a Perth restaurant that has put a ban on vegans.

Fyre restaurant in Connolly — run by celebrity chef John Mountain — issued a statement on its Facebook page last month that vegans were no longer welcome “due to mental health reasons”.

But Ms Peterson — who is known for her controversial stunts – has targeted the venue by staging a “disruption” style protest.

Ms Peterson has posted images from the protest – understood to have taken place on Friday night – on her social media channels.

In a video where she talks about the protest, the controversial activist claims she was grabbed by the neck and physically assaulted during the heated protest.

“So we’ve just done a disruption in the restaurant Fyre,” she says in the video, posted to Instagram and Facebook.

“It was absolutely f****g chaotic.

“I was grabbed by the neck and that’s kind of bruised at the moment, I’ve got cuts and bruises.

“Because there were 12 activists, there were probably at least several of us who were also physically assaulted but this is just the resistance we face as animal rights activists.”

Several days ago Ms Peterson claimed the restaurant’s ban on vegans was “blatant discrimination”.

Mr Mountain – who has been contacted for comment about the protest – said the ban followed a complaint from a customer who had called up beforehand to see if the venue could accommodate her dietary requirements.

While the chef assured her they could, the request slipped his mind when on Saturday night he had to cater a private function.

Fyre was only able to offer the woman vegetables”

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 1, 2023 2:44 pm

Speaking of affirmative action: I get forced weekly to watch these tedious corporate training compliance videos.

I got pinged by HR for working through the training vids too fast.
I used to go straight to the questions at the end of each module and bang in the answers.
No biggie if I got it wrong, because:-
(a) you got as many shots as you liked; and
(b) I didn’t care.
They then put time lags on each module to try to get you to read the material or watch the video. I used to set the ten minute video going with sound audible but not annoyingly loud and head out for lunch or a coffee.
I think it annoyed them a little bit.
My other favourite was to tee up a “really important” Video Conference meeting with my like-minded boss in Singapore right on the times of diversity morning teas etc.
It’s all bullshit anyway.
Sure, a few HR Karens take it seriously, but board members and CEOs just want to sheep-dip everyone through the training so that, when the inevitable “incidents” arise, they can hold up the training register as a defence.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
July 1, 2023 2:48 pm

Sure, a few HR Karens take it seriously, but board members and CEOs just want to sheep-dip everyone through the training so that, when the inevitable “incidents” arise, they can hold up the training register as a defence.

. HR departments and media departments should be disbanded in order to boost productivity.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
July 1, 2023 2:50 pm

Perth restaurant that has put a ban on vegans.

. Vegans should be served with greens as a side

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 1, 2023 2:52 pm

Just before we went off the air some Shipping News linked to a you-tubes video of a guy talking about the Titan implosion.
Three little indicators that he might not be an experty expert:-
.1 He seemed unaware, until someone told him, of the behaviour of failed carbon fibre components. That is, they do not bend, warp or stretch. They shatter into lots of itsy-bitsy very sharp fragments;
.2 He wasn’t sure if the viewing port was displaced in the accident or removed by the retrieval team. It would be highly unusual for any NTSB retrieval team to dis-assemble or in any way “adjust” wreckage at the accident site. They would do anything to ensure recovered pieces reach the lab as close to the condition they were found as possible;
3. He was wearing a shirt with tropical flowers on it.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 1, 2023 2:53 pm

… someone linked to a “Shipping News” guy …

Gilas
Gilas
July 1, 2023 3:01 pm

If anyone has followed the 17th Tchaikovsky International Competition on YT, they would have enjoyed the very best of human artistic endeavour.
Period.
The Russian production was beyond First-Class, the presenters professional, polished and impeccably attired. The camera work and direction were almost perfect. Fluent Russian speakers heaven.
Clearly an affirmative-action-filthy-leftard-free zone.
And it was all captured and recorded in 1080p glory.

Picking winners in such competitions is almost always a mugs’ game.
The “worst” performers are better than most, if not all, ageing professionals with decades of experience in careers which, as in all artistic endeavours, largely rely on shades of nepotistic discriminatory practices and an eye to the $$.
All winners were either Russian or Asian (Chinese or South Korean).
These two groups will save Western classical music from the richly decrepit, degenerate, failing West.

Western competitors were mostly Asian-Caucasian mixes, and they were rarer than virgins at an ALPBC childcare centre.

Perplexed of Brisbane
Perplexed of Brisbane
July 1, 2023 3:04 pm

For what it is worth, I quite like the new formatting, Doverlord.

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 1, 2023 3:07 pm

Speaking of the failing west, anyone who tries to do something about it is given the treatment. Most recent case being Nigel Farange. How despicable the western establishment is.

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