Open Thread – Weekend 1 July 2023


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Miltonf
Miltonf
July 1, 2023 3:08 pm

Now the Queen is gone you really wouldn’t piss on the Windsors if they were on fire.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 1, 2023 3:09 pm

My brother down in Coastal Town tipped me off to another example of VicPol’s regard for the general public via this media release:-

Police search for missing man Keith

Tuesday 27 June 2023 5:05pm

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing man Keith.

The 70-year-old was last seen in Hood Street in Portland about 9am on 26 June.

His vehicle, a silver Holden Captiva, was located at the Cape Nelson Lighthouse carpark on 26 June about 5.30pm.

Police with the assistance of Air Wing and SES have been searching the area and are hoping to speak to anyone who may have seen the vehicle being driven between 10am and 5.30pm on 26 June.

Keith is described as having a medium build, approximately 170cm tall with grey receding hair.

Investigators have released an image of Keith and his vehicle in the hope someone may know of his current whereabouts.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Media Unit

117499

OK.
Sounds like maybe a routine “old guy wandered off” story.
Maybe a bit of memory loss or perhaps depression, with a bit of a hint that Keith may have taken the Big Leap.
Except a bit of Googlin’ by alert locals reveals that Keith was convicted of murdering and be-heading a ‘love rival’ in 2004, and Queensland Police had indicated two days beforehand that they wanted to talk to Keith regarding the disappearance of his then girlfriend in 1996.
Kind of relevant information if someone comes across him on a bush track somewhere, thinking he is nothing more than a wandering Grandpa.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
July 1, 2023 3:09 pm

If anyone has followed the 17th Tchaikovsky International Competition on YT, they would have enjoyed the very best of human artistic endea

So western civilisation will be preserved in Russia and, to some extent, China. Not what one would have predicted a decade ago.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
July 1, 2023 3:11 pm

How despicable the western establishment is.

. Indeed but Gilas’ comment above gives us hope that just maybe Western Civilisation’s saviour we may have to look to the East after all.

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 1, 2023 3:13 pm

Visiting Shepparton today. What a dumP.

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 1, 2023 3:14 pm

Red China has many faults but they are incredibly good curators of western culture.

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 1, 2023 3:16 pm

I believe that too Tintarella.

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 1, 2023 3:20 pm

I think Nuland and the other toxic trash in DC have in mind for Russia what they’re trying on in Hungary.

Gilas
Gilas
July 1, 2023 3:29 pm

Miltonf says:
July 1, 2023 at 3:13 pm

Visiting Shepparton today. What a dumP.

If memory serves, a famous 80s “entrepreneur” aka scammer, named Rod Price famously said, when alighting from his flight: “Adelaide, what a [email protected] dump!”
Hard to disagree with this lovely bankrupt.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 1, 2023 3:35 pm

I think Nuland and the other toxic trash in DC have in mind for Russia what they’re trying on in Hungary.

I read something a couple of months back showing that Chinese SOE’s had pumped a bunch of bucks into Hungary.
That’s how you do it.
Play the cheque books off against each other.
Like the Pacific does.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 1, 2023 3:43 pm

How I have not doxxed myself over the last few days is a complete mystery. Cheers Dover.

Vicki
Vicki
July 1, 2023 3:45 pm

So western civilisation will be preserved in Russia and, to some extent, China.</em

If by western civilisation we mean Russian values pre-Soviet era, I agree. When I went to Russia in the mid 1980s I was stunned by their careful preservation of the art, architecture etc of the Romanoffs. We had so many decades of cold war anti-Russian sentiment that I was surprised that what I thought they would regard as decadent western culture was very much valued as Russian history.

But China? I doubt it. While the Maoist hatred of individual enterprise has, as in Russia, faded with the realisation that it was necessary for economic prosperity, their pride in their ancient culture is stronger than ever. I think they will always want to denounce western values.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
July 1, 2023 3:45 pm

Now the Queen is gone you really wouldn’t piss on the Windsors if they were on fire.

Except for Kate. I’d hose on her.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 1, 2023 3:48 pm

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

Ed Case says:
In teresting fantasy life you’ve got there, Gilas.
Have you considered supplying local cops with a DNA sample?

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
July 1, 2023 3:50 pm

But China? I doubt it. While the Maoist hatred of individual enterprise has, as in Russia, faded with the realisation that it was necessary for economic prosperity, their pride in their ancient culture is stronger than ever. I think they will always want to denounce western values.

China is keen in music, mathematics and hard (i e. Real) science.
I’m not denying a risk of Lysenkoism there.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 1, 2023 3:51 pm

Looks like the comment buttons might be a problem.
I wouoldn’t worry about then sidebar, the Site is fine, even without the Buttons.

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 1, 2023 3:51 pm

The new format works a lot better on android than edge on windows

cohenite
July 1, 2023 3:57 pm

On talkback one of the justifications for rub and tugs dis and mis censorship bill is that it will stop people calling the fat little commie a commie.

Reasons why rub and tug is a commie:

1 During uni he hung out with the young Bolsheviks
2 Was the featured interview in an edition of the commie rag, the Tribune
3 Left uni and worked for tommy uren, the alp’s resident commie
4 Opposed all of Hawkie’s middle of the road policies
5 promotes the screech which is the brainchild of a commie skank, marcia langton and tommy the commie mayo
6 is bringing in the worst censorship laws, typical of commies, ever in Australia

Rub and tug is a commie, fact check true. So saying he is a commie may not be covered by the new dis and mis laws under the truth defence.

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 1, 2023 3:57 pm

Actually Gilas I pinched that line from Elizabeth Taylor in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
July 1, 2023 3:58 pm

Dover well done buttons back and toons to come

Speedbox
July 1, 2023 4:00 pm

Gilas says:
July 1, 2023 at 3:01 pm

You probably know that in Cardiff, Wales about a year ago the Tchaikovsky Competition was cancelled and the World Federation of International Music Competitions has also banned Tchaikovsky. Because of Russia/Ukraine.

Gilas
Gilas
July 1, 2023 4:02 pm

Ed Case says:
July 1, 2023 at 3:48 pm

Have you considered supplying local cops with a DNA sample?

The Eddles-bot attempting sarcasm.
Keep trying, a software upgrade may help.

Speedbox
July 1, 2023 4:02 pm

Dover – check your email.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
July 1, 2023 4:03 pm

You probably know that in Cardiff, Wales about a year ago the Tchaikovsky Competition was cancelled and the World Federation of International Music Competitions has also banned Tchaikovsky. Because of Russia/Ukraine.

That doesn’t tell Russians they are bad people. It tells them we are barbarians.

Gabor
Gabor
July 1, 2023 4:06 pm

Hmm?
48/8(14-8)=

Gilas
Gilas
July 1, 2023 4:06 pm

Speedbox says:
July 1, 2023 at 4:00 pm

You probably know that in Cardiff, Wales about a year ago the Tchaikovsky Competition was cancelled and the World Federation of International Music Competitions has also banned Tchaikovsky. Because of Russia/Ukraine.

I didn’t know that.
Entirely unsurprising, given the putrefying, faecally-rich brains that achieve such feats of untrammeled idiocy.

Gilas
Gilas
July 1, 2023 4:16 pm

My comments have achieved two “0” so far today.
The Eddles-bot algorithm grinding away, in its futile quest to achieve the illusion of humour.
A Sisyphean quest.

shatterzzz
July 1, 2023 4:18 pm

Noice!.. just back from swimming (1km) and all the buttons back plus my login details saved .. tho noticed a coupla comments about the sidebar .. guessing they are sarcasm cos no sidebar for me .

Zatara
Zatara
July 1, 2023 4:23 pm

Activision
@Activision

We would like to formally apologize for using Russia as antagonists in our Call of Duty series. Had we known the truth we would have used a much more competent military, such as Chad or Belize.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 1, 2023 4:26 pm

 Miltonf says:

July 1, 2023 at 3:08 pm

Now the Queen is gone you really wouldn’t piss on the Windsors if they were on fire.

I would.

Zatara
Zatara
July 1, 2023 4:30 pm

No idea how accurate this is, but for what it is worth:
….
T(w)itter Daily News ?
@TitterDaily
·
T(w)itter Daily News
@TitterDaily
NEWS: Twitter’s web version no longer allows users to browse without logging in. All urls redirect to the signup page.

This is believed to be a measure to make it harder for scrapers to take Twitter’s data, like ChatGPT’s web browsing plugin has been doing.
……

Elon Musk
@elonmusk

Temporary emergency measure. We were getting data pillaged so much that it was degrading service for normal users!

Vicki
Vicki
July 1, 2023 4:34 pm

So saying he is a commie may not be covered by the new dis and mis laws under the truth defence.

Will truth be a defence????

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 1, 2023 4:36 pm

facebook & instagram have made people login forever to scroll.

Rabz
July 1, 2023 4:39 pm

Hey Dover, check your email, Squire!

Speedbox
July 1, 2023 4:39 pm

A pure hydrogen truck hits the road in Qld. One of a kind and being used as a test bed by Pepsi for 6 months.

https://vimeo.com/840720495

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 1, 2023 4:39 pm

Daily Mail. Seems the fee for a killing is down to $50,000.

Inside the world of Australia’s hitmen: How much clients pay underworld figures to do their dirty work – and how foreign Triads and ‘Lebanese soldiers’ are driving down the price of murder

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 1, 2023 4:41 pm

Ed Case says:
July 1, 2023 at 3:48 pm
Gilas chortles:
Western competitors were mostly Asian-Caucasian mixes, and they were rarer than virgins at an ALPBC childcare centre.

Ed Case says:
In teresting fantasy life you’ve got there, Gilas.
Have you considered supplying local cops with a DNA sample?

Turd Case reverts to type, blindly defending the Liars.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 1, 2023 4:45 pm

At 50k a pop I might have to check my list.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 1, 2023 4:47 pm

(Black) Market economics and competition at work. Let’s see Albo and Bowen stuff this up too.

Rabz
July 1, 2023 4:49 pm

Eddles Casevich reverts to type, blindly defending the Liars.

That’s when he’s not accusing many commenters here of being labore pardee plants (or vegetables), given many Cats’ tendency to gleefully lay into the stupid forking gliberals (SFGs).

This is why I’ve gone undetected as a non collectivist at my workplace for the many moons I’ve been there. No one there bashes the SFGs more than myself. 🙂

Zatara
Zatara
July 1, 2023 4:53 pm

Clarence Thomas’ Straight-Fire Response to Ketanji Brown Jackson in Affirmative Action Case Concurrence

“Unsurprisingly, this tried-and-failed system defies both law and reason. Start with the obvious: If social reorganization in the name of equality may be justified by the mere fact of statistical disparities among racial groups, then that reorganization must continue until these disparities are fully eliminated, regardless of the reasons for the disparities and the cost of their elimination. If blacks fail a test at higher rates than their white counterparts (regardless of whether the reason for the disparity has anything at all to do with race), the only solution will be race-focused measures. If those measures were to result in blacks failing at yet higher rates, the only solution would be to double down. In fact, there would seem to be no logical limit to what the government may do to level the racial playing field–outright wealth transfers, quota systems, and racial preferences would all seem permissible. In such a system, it would not matter how many innocents suffer race-based injuries; all that would matter is reaching the race-based goal.”

Youch. How do you really feel Clarence?

calli
calli
July 1, 2023 4:53 pm

facebook & instagram have made people login forever to scroll.

Which is exactly why I don’t use them.

I’ve kept my social media restricted to a single on-line platform that is hardly interactive, and that’s Pinterest for hobby stuff. Have fun forming a profile out of that!

Spotted on the Lyme Regis cobb yesterday. Cold, blustery with a drizzling rain…a six foot + mincer in a tank top and micro mini and platforms. It’s little fake boobies standing out like a pair of stuffed socks as it glanced around for admirers with a sh*t eating grin on its face.

Anne Elliot would not be amused. Captain Wentworth would have pitched it into the briny.

calli
calli
July 1, 2023 4:56 pm

Well done, Dover!

It sounded like Swahili to me, but at least someone knows what they’re doing. I’m just glad for the opportunity to be annoying at all hours.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 1, 2023 4:57 pm

50k for a hit. Tell em they’re dreaming. The ones I’ve got in mind I’d do it for nothing.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 1, 2023 5:03 pm

HBB don’t worry about doxxing yourself, we all know who you are. The bloke with no pants that isn’t Malcolm Fraser.

Speedbox
July 1, 2023 5:04 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:
July 1, 2023 at 4:39 pm
Daily Mail. Seems the fee for a killing is down to $50,000.

Well damn. That was how I was going to fund my retirement. Bloody foreigners driving the price down.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 1, 2023 5:04 pm

Temporary emergency measure. We were getting data pillaged so much that it was degrading service for normal users!

I had the suspicion it was a temporary measure and somehow driven by necessity.

Two reasons:

1) Musk normally announces what he is doing so he can manage the message rather than leaving it to the malign left. Look at the blue checkmarks – all the whining from the left just made them look like self-important tight-arses.

2) I expect most people who sign up to twitter do so because they saw something (or things) whilst browsing sans account and decided they wanted to dip their oar as well. Stopping casual viewing, preventing people reading things they can’t just let slide, would crimp new memberships.

But it is weird he has not made more of an effort to explain it.

What is the deal with Truth Social? Can anyone (in the US) read it like twitter has allowed previously? If so Musk would be handing a gift to his competitor.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 1, 2023 5:11 pm

HBB don’t worry about doxxing yourself, we all know who you are. The bloke with no pants that isn’t Malcolm Fraser.

Prancing about with no pants in front of children.

Why has the trans-species movement been allowed to progress their sick agenda so far!

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 1, 2023 5:12 pm

Daily Mail.

Aussie TikTok star left ‘hyperventilating and sobbing’ after accidentally spending $10,000 on VIP Taylor Swift tickets using her dad’s American Express card: ‘I’m a moron’

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 1, 2023 5:12 pm

What is the deal with Truth Social? Can anyone (in the US) read it like twitter has allowed previously? If so Musk would be handing a gift to his competitor.

I hope it is obvious that I am referring only to the case where Musk makes the change permanent.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 1, 2023 5:13 pm

New page!

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
July 1, 2023 5:16 pm

I must not envy other people’s possessions. Other people’s possessions – cars, mansions, top-of-page-posts – eventually end up possessing the people.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 1, 2023 5:17 pm
Muddy
Muddy
July 1, 2023 5:18 pm

Is there a Cat record for the number of comments by one person on a non-open thread? Some weirdo over on Muddy’s post (mmmm, smell the culture) is really going for it.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 1, 2023 5:23 pm

Just checked a Twitter feed I look at from time to time.
Nope, still Elonned.
I’m taking my eyeballs back to the novel I’m reading.
Do get a brain son, before your $44B evaporates with a small whimper.

Old Lefty
Old Lefty
July 1, 2023 5:26 pm

On Simon Crean, local oaf, I remember learning about Quintus Fabius Maximus in year 7 in a Marist school in a working-class town where most of the pupils, like me, came from blue-collar families. I have learned later that there were a few pervs among them,but most of them were fine men and fine educators.

Jack Ferguson, who left Marist Parramatta early for economic reasons and became a brickie, told his son-in-law in his later years that he was astounded at the ignorance of the low-rent graduates who staff political offices. He recounted how, when he referred to crossing the Rubicon in a speech at a party conference, he had young staffers asking him what he meant. ‘Don’t they read anything at university these days?’, he asked.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 1, 2023 5:26 pm

Michael Mansell urges Anthony Albanese to dump Indigenous voice to parliament referendum and negotiate with ‘progressive’ opponents

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By matthew denholm
Tasmania Correspondent
@MatthewRDenholm
3:46PM July 1, 2023
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Veteran Aboriginal activist Michael Mansell is urging Anthony Albanese to cancel the voice referendum in the face of falling support and instead legislate an advisory body and start treaty talks.

Mr Mansell, who is chair of the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania, told The Weekend Australian the Prime Minister should drop the referendum and negotiate with “progressive” voice opponents on alternatives.

The lawyer and leading advocate for Indigenous Tasmanians since the 1970s said these could include legislating a voice, Aboriginal-designated parliamentary seats and a national treaty and truth-telling process.
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“We would hope that the PM would abandon the referendum – he can say ‘it’s not going to get up, the opinion polls keep sliding, I don’t want to polarise the Australian people on this issue’,” Mr Mansell said.

theaustralian.com.au02:31
An Indigenous Voice will enable Australia to close the gap ‘better and more efficiently’
Assistant Education Minister Anthony Chisholm says with the implementation of an Indigenous Voice, it will… enable us to close the gap “better and more efficiently” than previously. “That’ll be a great outcome for government across the country if we actually are doing that in a more efficient way,” More

“Putting the so-called voice in the Constitution raises unnecessary constitutional concerns. They should stay away from a referendum and legislate now.”

Mr Albanese should reach out to “progressive” voice opponents to chart a unifying course forward for “real empowerment” of Aboriginal Australians, he said.

This could include states electing an Indigenous senator, as well as “getting on with truth telling and treaty”.

“We cannot get him to the table (on treaty) while he’s dealing with a referendum,” said Mr Mansell, who has stepped up his No campaign, including an addresses to the Royal Society on Sunday.

Newspoll suggests Tasmania has switched from a Yes state several months ago to a No state.

However, prominent Tasmanian First Nations Yes campaigner Rodney Dillon said the affirmative case could rebound, with himself and others stepping up their campaigns.

“It will probably fluctuate and I think it will be a close call in the end in Tasmania,” said Mr Dillon, of the Tasmanian Regional Aboriginal Communities Alliance.

He said Mr Mansell’s alternative would fail to provide long-overdue Constitutional recog­nition for Indigenous Australians.

“I think the voice is the best outcome for our people – it’s democratic and we’ll be recognised in the Constitution, where we’ve been invisible,” he said.

“This is a time when we can all come together and be part of something important.”

Mr Mansell, an attendee of the Uluru gathering that led to the Statement from the Heart, said the voice would of itself not achieve anything for Aboriginal people’s health, education or incarceration rates.

But Mr Dillon argued that the voice would improve both policy and programs.

“If we don’t have people there advising them (the government) what to do, we’ll keep getting the same results,” he said.

Old Lefty
Old Lefty
July 1, 2023 5:27 pm

Oops: the reference to ‘among them’ etc was to the brothers.

Rabz
July 1, 2023 5:28 pm

twatter restricted comments recently until it didn’t and then it did again.

I’m hoping normal service may be resumed soon. Not because I’m a fan of twatter, but because there is occasionally useful interesting material on it – for example, Tucker’s latest diatribes.

cohenite
July 1, 2023 5:30 pm

Jennifer Marohasy doing outstanding work, as usual, on the alarmist scam; and has a run in with a woke alarmist:

https://jennifermarohasy.com/2023/07/june-update-kidding-ourselves-temperatures-corals-and-kings/#comment-741392

Crossie
Crossie
July 1, 2023 5:38 pm

Rabz, somebody pointed out earlier today that all of Tucker Carlson’s episodes can be viewed at his website at:

Tuckercarlson.com

MatrixTransform
July 1, 2023 5:42 pm

It is always projection with you lot

hey mUnty,
you still roaming the streets looking for Nazi’s to punch ?

P
P
July 1, 2023 5:43 pm

The unpopular change to Twitter that requires users to login to view content is just “temporary” according to Elon Musk.

https://mashable.com/article/twitter-force-visitors-login-view-tweets-profiles

Rabz
July 1, 2023 5:44 pm

Ticklers – tonight’s radio show thread should keep you busy. 7:00pm.

Rabz
July 1, 2023 5:50 pm

Thanks Crossie.

I don’t like admitting to regarding other men as heroes, but Tucker is one.

He just gets it done, pointing out the unrelenting stupidity, hypocrisy and lunacy of collectivists in a way that no one else in the mass meeja does or is even capable of.

He’s an immaculate communicator – he rarely wastes a word. When interviewing, his questions are on point and he allows his guests to speak uninterrupted.

Sheer unadorned quality, the antithesis of what those consuming the braindead lamestream meeja are forced to lap up.

Rabz
July 1, 2023 5:52 pm

The unpopular change to twatter that requires users to login to view content is just “temporary” according to Elon Musk.

Excellent.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 1, 2023 5:53 pm

Aussie TikTok star left ‘hyperventilating and sobbing’ after accidentally spending $10,000 on VIP Taylor Swift tickets using her dad’s American Express card: ‘I’m a moron’

I am guessing she’s getting no argument from dad about the ‘moron’ self-assessment.
Of course, the true test will come when dad tells her he’s offloaded the tix for a bit under face value, and she’s making up the difference.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 1, 2023 5:55 pm

He’s an immaculate communicator – he rarely wastes a word. When interviewing, his questions are on point and he allows his guests to speak uninterrupted.

I take it we are not talking about Andrew Blot?

Rabz
July 1, 2023 5:55 pm

Aussie bimbo left ‘hyperventilating and sobbing’ after accidentally spending $10,000 on VIP Taylor Swift tickets using her dad’s American Express card

Err, “accidentally”?

Tom
Tom
July 1, 2023 5:58 pm

Rabz, somebody pointed out earlier today that all of Tucker Carlson’s episodes can be viewed at his website at:

Tuckercarlson.com

Crossie, unfortunately you can’t view Carlson’s latest post via his website unless you can log in to Twitter — which I couldn’t because the process was so convoluted.

But you can view it via this URL: https://patriots.win/p/16bid7jqeD/episode-8/c/.

calli
calli
July 1, 2023 6:01 pm

Muddy! That was epic.

Will have a good look tonight when I get to Southampton. Today we ditch the car and do the laundry, in that order.

I love launderettes – you always find someone interesting to talk to as the washing goes round and round. And if I don’t there’s always some stitching to do to while away the hours.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 1, 2023 6:04 pm

My twitter experience is awesome.
For me, the only thing that’s changed since Elon took over is the ads are now relevant.
Nothing else.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 1, 2023 6:08 pm

Mr Mansell, an attendee of the Uluru gathering that led to the Statement from the Heart, said the voice would of itself not achieve anything for Aboriginal people’s health, education or incarceration rates.

Mansell’s worked out that pro Voice = anti Treaty.
Albanese is gonna hafta find some more tame Abos.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 1, 2023 6:10 pm

you always find someone interesting to talk to as the washing goes round and round.

In my younger years I was in a laundry in Munich & I ran into to two Aussies of an older vintage struggling with the powder dispensor. I had to help them as the Turkish chap who ran the place was too busy outside smoking cigarillos.

duncanm
duncanm
July 1, 2023 6:13 pm

Is France falling?

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 1, 2023 6:17 pm

Twitter turns off free API access.
Twitter makes people log in to view its content.
I fail to see the problem.

This also protects Twitter.
It means they can monitor agencies that are monitoring them with the intent of sanctioning them into oblivion.

Pogria
Pogria
July 1, 2023 6:28 pm

I have been watching a doco on SBS about Hitler and Stalin. Normally I loathe colourised film, but some of this stuff has been done really well.
We all knew Heydrich was evil but, whoever colourised that footage was able to make the man more than evil, it was truly frightening.
Some of the black and white footage reminded me of Fritz Lange’s “Metropolis”. Lo and behold, Hitler wanted part of his dream city “Germania”, to be based on “Metropolis”

The doco has been good, but it seems as though the editors have been playing with the footage. At least in the right way.
One more thing, I have never before seen so much “live” footage of Stalin. Have only ever seen photos of him. A lot of the live footage had not been airbrushed to remove his acne scars. Hah.

duncanm
duncanm
July 1, 2023 6:30 pm

cohenite says:
July 1, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Jennifer Marohasy doing outstanding work, as usual, on the alarmist scam; and has a run in with a woke alarmist:

wow – she makes passing reference to a disappearing minima in Richmond for 19th June, but its way worse than that:

BOM record, missing 11, 15, 18, 19th and 21st minima.

here they are on weatherzone
11th – -3.6
15th – -2.6
18th – -2.3
19th – -6.4
21st – -6.2

These are not fictional numbers, Richmond reached -5 in June 2010 and -6.7 in June 1932 and -8.3 in July 1970.

HT BOM – if you don’t want it to be perceived as a scam, then don’t scam it!

Rabz
July 1, 2023 6:31 pm

Is France falling?

Non. La Belle Française est indestructible.

Tom
Tom
July 1, 2023 6:31 pm

Bern, the problem is that if you are forced to make it virtually impossible for new customers to use your site, you eventually disappear up your own behind.

Twitter is now an enemy of the left because it no longer bans stuff the left wants banned.

Twitter will eventually disappear up its own backside if it is forced to protect itself from trolls by restricting access to new customers.

Bear in mind that, even after Musk’s cleanout, must of his enemies are still on his staff because most HTML coders loathe the human race and free access to information.

Musk must fix his access problem quicky.

Cassie of Sydney
July 1, 2023 6:36 pm

Twitter turns off free API access.
Twitter makes people log in to view its content.
I fail to see the problem.

This also protects Twitter.
It means they can monitor agencies that are monitoring them with the intent of sanctioning them into oblivion.”

Agree.

Indolent
Indolent
July 1, 2023 6:43 pm

Robert Barnes
@barnes_law

This is the kind of fraud @Mike_Pence is. He describes as “freedom” a country that banned free speech, banned free press, banned free exercise of religion, banned opposing parties, banned opposing media, and locked up priests, political opponents and protest bloggers.

https://twitter.com/barnes_law/status/1674549653558423554

duncanm
duncanm
July 1, 2023 6:43 pm

All good in France, nothing to see here. Move along people

As @kimdotcom asks – wall to wall coverage of Bahkmut, but we’re not hearing a peep out of the MSM regarding France.

Indolent
Indolent
July 1, 2023 6:44 pm

Thank goodness the login details are being retained, but the comment box is now tiny and hard to read.

Cassie of Sydney
July 1, 2023 6:46 pm

“Is France falling?”

Yes, as predicted by French writer Michel Houellebecq in his book “Submission” (a very good and somber read).

Incidentally, Submission was released, strangely, only hours before the Charlie Hebdo massacre in January 2015. The publishing timeline was purely unintentional however I regard it as omen.

Houellebecq is a literary truth teller.

Cassie of Sydney
July 1, 2023 6:46 pm

“Is France falling?”

Yes, as predicted by French writer Michel Houellebecq in his book “Submission” (a very good and somber read).

Incidentally, Submission was released, strangely, only hours before the Charlie Hebdo massacre in January 2015. The publishing timeline was purely unintentional however I regard it as omen.

Houellebecq is a literary truth teller.

Cassie of Sydney
July 1, 2023 6:46 pm

“Is France falling?”

Yes, as predicted by French writer Michel Houellebecq in his book “Submission” (a very good and somber read).

Incidentally, Submission was released, strangely, only hours before the Charlie Hebdo massacre in January 2015. The publishing timeline was purely unintentional however I regard it as omen.

Houellebecq is a literary truth teller.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 1, 2023 6:47 pm

Rejected on the Australian. Too much truth-telling?

Just NO to this Voice and resultant Treaty and the rest of the mostly confected ‘injuries’ of colonisation and to further ‘reparations’ which will divide all those other Australians who over more than two centuries now have contributed to this nation. Australians are generous, have offered plenty of assistance, which was mis-spent by poor policy allowing aboriginal nepotism between clans. We should revise how our $35 BILLION yearly is spent which is the best way to ensure a future of hope for aboriginal people. But we should say a final NO to further land grabs, aboriginal nepotism and unevidenced cultural claims. NO. Thank you.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 1, 2023 6:47 pm

So when this on-line safety mole tries to extract meaningful data, they will have to register with Twitter.
Then Twitter will be able to monitor this agencies activity.
So when the on-line safety mole says there’s been so much hate speech, Musk can release the activity behind the accusation.

Indolent
Indolent
July 1, 2023 6:51 pm
feelthebern
feelthebern
July 1, 2023 6:51 pm

I suspect this on-line safely tsar will use a third party to extract & monitor data.
But there are only so many that will be searching for “n” words & other chains of words.

Rabz
July 1, 2023 6:51 pm

Lizzie – excellent comment, which the work experience kiddie comments moderators would have been mouth foaming after reading.

No surprise it was rejected.

Vicki
Vicki
July 1, 2023 6:53 pm

Michael Smith of michaelsmithnews.com today announced his imminent heart surgery. It will be major, as he has 3 arteries that are 90% blocked!

I wish him all the best. He is one of the good guys. Surgery is also the area that I believe medicos do best.

Vicki
Vicki
July 1, 2023 6:54 pm
Cassie of Sydney
July 1, 2023 6:54 pm

Apologies everyone about posting a comment three times. It’s my computer.

rosie
rosie
July 1, 2023 6:56 pm

Young men armed with sticks doing a valiant job repelling rioters

f_Desouche account on twitter

Rabz
July 1, 2023 6:57 pm

An on-line safety mole from the Ministry

Indolent
Indolent
July 1, 2023 6:58 pm

I bit the bullet and joined Twitter, with some difficulty in getting access on both my computer and my mobile. I was able to join via my Google account which I joined to be able to comment on YouTube. Not something I really wanted to do but I’d hate to lose access to some posters I visit regularly.

Cassie of Sydney
July 1, 2023 6:59 pm

“Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:
July 1, 2023 at 6:47 pm”

Excellent comment Lizzie.

Cassie of Sydney
July 1, 2023 7:00 pm

I am liking the new format, however I would like it even more if the comment box was bigger!

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 1, 2023 7:00 pm

Re aboriginal nepotism (the word that must not be spoken, apparently), Jacinta Nampijinpa Price has spoken of this often with regard to the distribution of Land Council funds, and Keith Windschuttle in the latest Quadrant has a good account of how it operated in the clan system headed by Galarrwuy Yunupingu, who kept other clans locked out of this type of funding.

Yet mention a word against the sacred purity of aboriginal activities and you get axed.
And then there is ASTIC and Geoff Clarke’s corruption. With the Voice we are heading for a permanent redux of this.

cohenite
July 1, 2023 7:00 pm

duncanm says:
July 1, 2023 at 6:30 pm

Thanks. I put your info up at Jennifer’s blog

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 1, 2023 7:01 pm

Half homes in remote lands of Martu people are fit for demolition

Exclusive
By paige taylor
Indigenous Affairs Correspondent, WA Bureau Chief
@paigeataylor
4:08PM July 1, 2023
203 Comments

Half of all the houses on the ­remote lands of the Martu people are in such poor condition they should be demolished, according to the first comprehensive survey of living conditions in the Western Desert.

An audit of the three Indigenous communities on Martu land northeast of the iron ore town of Newman counted a total of 80 homes, of which 40 were deemed to be “beyond economic repair”. People are living in most of the homes marked for demolition.

The Martu’s own Aboriginal corporation has continued to repair homes long after it was deemed economical to do so because people had nowhere else to live. In recent years, the Jamukurnu-Yapalikurnu Aboriginal Corporation has received $5.9m from the West Australian government to undertake essential maintenance across 57 properties.

However, the housing crisis in Punmu, Parnngurr and Kunawarritji is emblematic of a national ­crisis in remote housing.

Land councils and Indigenous corporations across Australia say many more Indigenous people want to live on homelands than the homelands can support.

At the Barunga Festival southeast of Katherine this month, Indigenous Australians Minister Linda Burney said the Indigenous voice to parliament could give practical advice on improving housing in the NT homelands.

Latest data from the Productivity Commission shows that in very remote communities, 55 per cent of Indigenous people were living in overcrowded ­accommodation in 2021. This is an improvement from 2016 when 59 per cent of houses in very remote communities were overcrowded.

For the Martu report, residents opened their homes to a survey team to show how minor damage can become major – in one case, a leaking shower brought down the walls of a bathroom.

Other residents demonstrated how snakes enter through gaps in the floors or holes where bathroom tiles had fallen away.

In each community, residents spoke of relatives living in the town of Newman who wanted to come home to Punmu, Parnngurr and Kunawarritji. While Newman has a bottle shop and pub, the three Martu communities are dry. They are home to some of Australia’s living treasures including elders who were born in the desert and lived nomadically, avoiding the white world until 1963.

Among the permanent residents of Purnngurr are senior law men and artists whose work on the Seven Sisters exhibition has been touring the world’s major museums since 2020.

However, the Martu report is more than a housing audit. It explains the Martu’s hopes for the ­future of their communities, including economic development.

The WA government paid for the survey of Martu housing as a way to quantify the problem before working out solutions. On Tuesday, senior Martu men and women met Premier Roger Cook and other ministers. They talked about the housing audit, and what to do next, and they stressed that their communities are viable only if they are given opportunities.

The Martu’s next big project is the joint management of the Karlamilyi National Park surrounding Parnngurr and Punmu. The Cook government is poised to do a deal with the Martu that would recognise their Native Title rights over the park and create jobs for the Martu who manage it.

“It’s important to all Martu that our communities are good places to live, work and play,” Martu chairman Simon Frank said.

The Voice will make all the difference, surely?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 1, 2023 7:01 pm

Yes. I’m far too claustrophobic for this little box.

Rabz
July 1, 2023 7:02 pm

The new format is bizarre in the sense that you feel as though you are commenting in a vacuum – the old format was “flatter” so to speak.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 1, 2023 7:03 pm

Richard
2 hours ago
Nowhere in the article was it mentioned that this happens at every site where housing is supplied. It is destroyed, and not by climate or snakes! I have personally seen what happens when housing is given to remote communities and it is not pretty. But nothing changes! “Whites” are always to blame for what the indigenous do to supplied housing!

Vicki
Vicki
July 1, 2023 7:04 pm

“Is France falling?”
Yes, as predicted by French writer Michel Houellebecq in his book “Submission” (a very good and somber read).

I recall this book, Cassie. The pushback after 911 has been a false summer, I fear. So many undocumented illegal immigrants have entered Europe in the last decade that it is almost certain that terrorism will arise again on the streets of Europe. I’m always astonished at the way so many dismiss the threat. We have friends who own a house in France & simply say “Oh, the French are always demonstrating about something”. Even when there were terrorist killings near them just out of Carcassonne a few years ago, they shrugged them off.

Cassie of Sydney
July 1, 2023 7:04 pm

A stressful and sad day, octogenarian mother disoriented and upset because nonagenarian stepfather won’t be coming home.

Rabz
July 1, 2023 7:06 pm

New radio show thread is up, Cats! 🙂

rosie
rosie
July 1, 2023 7:06 pm

I see one of the French commentary on F_Desouche refer to the the rioters as Bobos.
A lot of businesses looted and set on fire.
I don’t see a long term solution with France’s immigrant community who are not really interested in integrating.

Indolent
Indolent
July 1, 2023 7:06 pm
rosie
rosie
July 1, 2023 7:07 pm

That’s very sad for you and your mum Cassie.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 1, 2023 7:08 pm

Never mind about that comment not getting up. Two others, more measured and not treading on any sacred elders’ toes, did get up. One of them has 75 likes. So I am doing some good there.

Cassie of Sydney
July 1, 2023 7:09 pm

” rosie says:
July 1, 2023 at 7:07 pm
That’s very sad for you and your mum Cassie.”

Thank you. It’s tough.

Cassie of Sydney
July 1, 2023 7:09 pm

” rosie says:
July 1, 2023 at 7:07 pm
That’s very sad for you and your mum Cassie.”

Thank you. It’s tough.

Cassie of Sydney
July 1, 2023 7:10 pm

Oy vey.

Vicki
Vicki
July 1, 2023 7:10 pm

And then there is ASTIC and Geoff Clarke’s corruption. With the Voice we are heading for a permanent redux of this.

Mention ATSIC and the Voice advocates shudder. That tells me that we should be reminding everyone of what happened. It was always predictable that Aboriginal power structures would prevail within ATSIC. And they did. Just as they will if the Voice is implemented.

It will be ATSIC on steroids.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 1, 2023 7:13 pm

David
1 hour ago
If the Voice does succeed I look forward to Each Way Albo and Tanya Plibersek paying rent to Thomas Mayo et al. Tanya owns six houses as does Albo I am sure Thomas will ensure they pay an appropriate rent on each property.

Kind regards
DC

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 1, 2023 7:14 pm

It will be ATSIC on steroids.

ATSIC on steroids and enshrined in the Constitution, so we’ll need another referendum to get rid of it.

JMH
JMH
July 1, 2023 7:15 pm

Going out on a limb in support of something on ABCess. Just finished watching “The ABC of Germaine Greer” hosted by David Wenham. This was excellent. It’s not the first of this series I have caught. They have been very good. None of the usual ABC propaganda-ruining bilge is present. Just a really nice atmosphere and an intelligent interview.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 1, 2023 7:16 pm

A stressful and sad day, octogenarian mother disoriented and upset because nonagenarian stepfather won’t be coming home.

So sad for her, Cassie. I’m glad she has you around for support. Come over to us soon for an Aperol to destress yourself. Give her time to grieve, maybe he will improve and still return to her, or she can still visit. It is something we have to prepare for once that year turns over into 80. It’s hard. Hairy has been quite ill with a bad cold (not Covid, tested him) for a week or more now. I am sleeping in the guest room to avoid disturbing him till he’s better. He snores and I push him over, which he doesn’t like. Attapuss has a choice between being with me or with Hairy and selects his usual bed in our bedroom. He doesn’t mind snoring at all. In fact, sometimes he snores too.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 1, 2023 7:17 pm

Just a reminder.

First on the page!

Pretty cool, huh?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 1, 2023 7:20 pm

Oooh. Tags!

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 1, 2023 7:20 pm

Greer is a couple of years older than me. I wonder if she’s still living in Victoria in a studio at her brother’s place; there was an article a year ago about how she checked into an aged care home till it was ready. She’s gone fairly quiet now. Maybe she’s not well?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 1, 2023 7:23 pm

Sans Serif type is supposed to be quite hard to read when in dense paragraphs on a page. I don’t want to change anything in my settings though to call up another typeface as knowing me I will bugger up my access to the Cat by hitting the wrong buttons, so I am letting sleeping cats lie, serifless. 🙂

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 1, 2023 7:23 pm

‘Tis Cracker Night in the NT. Since lunchtime, everyone has been able to buy whatever fireworks they like, and then go BOOM with them – supposedly between 6.00 and 11.00 p.m.

Back yards, front yards, street, ovals, beaches, unit balconies, the lot. All going whammo at present, although it tends to peak between 8.30 and 11.00.

Tomorrow’s news will be full of stories about burnt and missing fingers and eyes.

It is truly sensational.

m0nty
July 1, 2023 7:23 pm

Orthodox Christians are far more devoted to the concept of orthodoxy than Christ’s actual teachings.

flyingduk
flyingduk
July 1, 2023 7:24 pm

Exclusive
By matthew denholm
Tasmania Correspondent
@MatthewRDenholm
3:46PM July 1, 2023
49 Comments

Veteran Aboriginal activist Michael Mansell is urging Anthony Albanese to cancel the voice referendum in the face of falling support and instead legislate an advisory body and start treaty talks.

You heard it here first: “If the voice referendum looks like going down, they will ‘delay’ it to allow the Australian People to have a more thorough ‘conversation’ about it, then they will implement it by adminstrative fiat anyway..”

Indolent
Indolent
July 1, 2023 7:24 pm
Harlequin Decline
July 1, 2023 7:29 pm

Matrix, excellent comment and link regarding the accuracy of glass thermometers and various measurements of ocean temperature.

Also pointing out that some of the analysis used assume normal distributions whereas they clearly appear to be Cauchy and that there are unaccounted for correlations.

Combined these completely undermine the conclusions that the climate hysterics have jumped to.

Pogria
Pogria
July 1, 2023 7:30 pm

ah Cassie,
I have just now been texting with a friend who has had to put her mother into care while she and her husband are trying to make some badly needed repairs to the family property.
My friend and her mother especially, are beloved friends of mine.
No words except for “I get it”.

rosie
rosie
July 1, 2023 7:30 pm

You come up with some ridiculous tropes Monty.
How could you possibly know?
You seem to think Christ is just the CEO of an NGO.

Cassie of Sydney
July 1, 2023 7:31 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:
July 1, 2023 at 7:16 pm”

Thanks darling Lizzie, it’s been a tough two weeks.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 1, 2023 7:33 pm

And the smoke haze – so much so that the BOM actually amends its forecast for the night:

Mostly clear. Patchy smoke haze developing in the evening.

Ahahaha. I know some neighbours in the next suburb that live across the road from each other, and with hoses out in their front yards have a firework challenge that involves firing the things directly across the road at each other. So far, and over a number of years, only one window broken and resultant minor fire damage inside.

Straya!

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 1, 2023 7:37 pm

I may go to a local establishment later. If so, I will have to brave firewwork ambushes from rowdy youth aiming them at passing cars.

I am confident the (manual) Colorado steel tray will survive, although in the interests of prudence I will keep the windows up.

MatrixTransform
July 1, 2023 7:37 pm

People are living in most of the homes marked for demolition.

translation: marked for free replacement

… again

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 1, 2023 7:41 pm

A Legislated Voice is no biggie, Dutton will repeal it later on.
A Constitutional Voice, that is there forever, because it’s able to tell any recalcitrant government so.

Cassie of Sydney
July 1, 2023 7:42 pm

No words except for “I get it”.”

Thank you. Watching his eyes light up when he sees my mother, and watching my mother spoon feed him, you realise that this is love. We live in a time where “love” has been so bastardised, so trivialised, so demeaned, particularly by the SSM lobby and their followers.

Love is not sex, it is beyond sex, sex is a manifestation of love, but so is a wife feeding her elderly, incapacitated husband a manifestation of love, and perhaps that’s the more enduring love.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 1, 2023 7:44 pm

Comment box – good;
Font – good;
Format – reader friendly.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 1, 2023 7:49 pm

People are living in most of the homes marked for demolition.

translation: marked for free replacement

… again

Wrong, you’re an idiot.
The Crook Government is laying the groundwork for evicting the residents and demolishing the houses.
If the do build new houses, you can bet they’ll be designed to be as unlivable as is satanically possible.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 1, 2023 7:52 pm

Houellebecq is a literary truth teller.

He doesn’t muck around.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 1, 2023 7:53 pm

Re Germaine Greer…just finished reading Clive James’ several memoir volumes. They were at uni together in Britain. He describes her as an obsessed workaholic who was brilliant.

And yes, this comment box is too small, as is the font.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 1, 2023 7:53 pm

“I’ve been studying feminists for over 40 years and I used to scoff at them when they said men are always trying to erase women,” he said. “Well, I’m not laughing anymore because this is what’s happening right now. While men are pretending to be women they are erasing women. People at medical schools are even calling women, ‘non-men,’ so women are being completely redefined out of existence. They don’t even have their own character. They are defined as what they are not and I think all of these things are coming together to start a spark of opposition to this transgender movement.”

I was horrified recently to learn that a Health Department somewhere obliterated female genitalia by calling a vagina a ‘front hole’. I can’t think of anything more insulting to women. Should be now start referring to a male penis as an ‘arm flap’ just to equalise things?

Such lunacy.

Indolent
Indolent
July 1, 2023 7:53 pm
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 1, 2023 7:56 pm

translation: marked for free replacement

The “Big men” in some of those communities have two houses – they live in one, while “whitefella” repairs the other – rinse and repeat.

Indolent
Indolent
July 1, 2023 7:57 pm
H B Bear
H B Bear
July 1, 2023 7:57 pm

A sermon from the mUnt.

miltonf
miltonf
July 1, 2023 8:00 pm

very true Bear

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 1, 2023 8:01 pm

Arm flap?

Hang on!

MatrixTransform
July 1, 2023 8:03 pm

link regarding the accuracy of glass thermometers and various measurements of ocean temperature

one of the best things I’ve read for ages

that the world has little appetite for consuming commentary like this is a shame

kudos to the person that wrote it (Pat Frank) and to Anthony Watts for putting it up the webs

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/06/29/the-verdict-of-instrumental-methods/

Real Deal
Real Deal
July 1, 2023 8:05 pm

Orthodox Christians are far more devoted to the concept of orthodoxy than Christ’s actual teachings.

Christ was very conservative on the truth of his own teachings. I think he expected his followers to act likewise.

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

John 5:24

Christians are concerned with Christ’s teachings. The fact that they value them so much means they are committed to actual orthodoxy. Not as dead tenets, but as words of life and personal transformation.

Again, Jesus himself in the Sermon on the Mount:-

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”
Matthew 7:24

Christian orthodoxy is Jesus’ teaching. Through his very words in the Gospels and through the words of the writers of the Bible. There will be some of course who will have their own hobby horses and shibboleths, but any thinking Christian values the Bible as the very words of Christ and endeavours to live by them.

Real orthodoxy is a life commitment to Jesus and all he taught. Contra to your ignorant dismissal, I know many Christians who endeavour to live by his words, and when they don’t they trust in his grace and mercy.

Rabz
July 1, 2023 8:07 pm

Should be now start referring to a male penis as an ‘arm flap’ just to equalise things?

err, Lizzie – we discussed this concept the night of the NSW election.

“Middle Leg”* was the subsequently agreed terminology.

*So as also to avoid confusion with the cricket fielding position, “third leg”

MatrixTransform
July 1, 2023 8:08 pm

when they said men are always trying to erase women

phht!

the truth is darker.
much darker

these clowns have been busy for a long time trying to rewrite what the man/woman dyad should really be

look at what they conjured

and they still reckon men did this to them

stupid moles

MatrixTransform
July 1, 2023 8:12 pm

I know Zulu
I worked in Pitt Lands

when you’ve see it for real …

*shakes head

Old Lefty
Old Lefty
July 1, 2023 8:13 pm

Mexican spiritual leader preserves sacred knowledge of a volcano and the ABC gushes:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-07-01/how-a-mexican-spiritual-leader-preserves-knowledge-of-el-popo/102543676

Jewish or Christian leader wants to preserve their spiritual wisdom ,let alone have it taught in schools or read in library story time: imperialist genocidal heteropatriarchal homophobic, transphobic, morally repressive fascist.

johanna
johanna
July 1, 2023 8:26 pm

Hang in there, Cassie.

The elderly parents thing is something many of us have to face and deal with – and it’s bloody hard.

caveman
caveman
July 1, 2023 8:27 pm

How many news articles, blogs etc reference Twitter posts that you can’t access unless you join. Musk is FOS he’s trying it on, cementing Twitter as one big echo chamber. Free speech just isn’t free.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 1, 2023 8:31 pm

Cassie of Sydney says:
July 1, 2023 at 7:00 pm
I am liking the new format, however I would like it even more if the comment box was bigger!

Grab it bythe lower right hand corner, and stretch it out?

MatrixTransform
July 1, 2023 8:32 pm

Cassie, chin up.

my work mate was late this morning after his brother’s MiL took a severe spill yesterday at 80-ish
his brother was away camping
his sister was in Bali
his mum has parkinsons

so he was johnny on the spot

late night emergency visits and improvised home-care
she’s gone into private this arvo

take it as it comes

we’re next

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 1, 2023 8:33 pm

Steve Price in The Hun. May (or may not) have been posted before, but I like the cut of this bloke’s jib:

Professor Brett Sutton being named Victorian of the Year this week is an insult to every person in this state.

To even consider him on a list is such an appalling lack of judgement that those responsible should hang their collective heads in shame.

For 262 days through six lockdowns, it was this man Sutton who Premier Andrews told us was making these decisions to lock us in our homes.

To award the professor whose health advice included banning children from playgrounds, forced families to miss the funerals of their dead loved ones and the births of their children is disgraceful.

WHAP. Right on the arm flap.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 1, 2023 8:40 pm

Silly old England.

Because they succumbed to a barrage of short balls, losing 6/47 in the process, that appalling processions of soft dismissals apparently led them to believe that Australia would do the same.

Result to date – Straya are 245 ahead, with eight wickets in hand, the new ball’s almost 30 overs away and the soap-dodgers are getting tired.

Indolent
Indolent
July 1, 2023 8:42 pm

YouTube Bans Australian Parliament Speech For First Time In History

Ron Ruddick speech to Parliament as a member of LDP. A real must see.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 1, 2023 8:43 pm

m0nty says:
July 1, 2023 at 7:23 pm
Orthodox Christians are far more devoted to the concept of orthodoxy than Christ’s actual teachings.

A pseudo-Catholic expresses an opinion about a religion with different doctrines.

Indolent
Indolent
July 1, 2023 8:43 pm

John Ruddick not Ron. He says everything that needs to be said about the whole Covid horror.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 1, 2023 8:48 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:
July 1, 2023 at 7:53 pm

I was horrified recently to learn that a Health Department somewhere obliterated female genitalia by calling a vagina a ‘front hole’. I can’t think of anything more insulting to women. Should be now start referring to a male penis as an ‘arm flap’ just to equalise things?
.
Such lunacy.

If you think that is lunacy, the latest jargon is “bonus hole”. I suspect it refers to “trans-women who have been surgically modified to have a “bonus hole”.

It is a particularly gross expression.

duncanm
duncanm
July 1, 2023 8:51 pm

If you think that is lunacy, the latest jargon is “bonus hole”

what is this. mini golf ?

cohenite
July 1, 2023 9:10 pm

Tanya owns six houses as does Albo I am sure Thomas will ensure they pay an appropriate rent on each property.

There’s money in heroin and communism.

Cassie of Sydney
July 1, 2023 9:14 pm

“Grab it by the lower right hand corner, and stretch it out?”

Yay, it works!

m0nty
July 1, 2023 9:25 pm

Christ was very conservative on the truth of his own teachings. I think he expected his followers to act likewise.

That is torturing the word “conservative”.

Orthodox Christians have far more in common with Orthodox Jews than they do with the majority of Christians.

johanna
johanna
July 1, 2023 9:28 pm

There’s money in heroin and communism.

There’s money in politics, that’s for sure. Amazing how they turn their generous salaries into millions.

Not hard to get a loan for an investment property, it seems.

The (last time I looked) $285 per night tax free for every night spent in Canberra wouldn’t go astray either. Especially as most of them stay in rentals for much less. Some are even lucky enough to have friends or rellos to bunk with.

Pensioners who are expected to live for a week on less than two nights worth, and don’t get free travel, free staff, subsidised vehicles and all the rest might justifiably be somewhat irked.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 1, 2023 9:29 pm

Orthodox Christians have far more in common with Orthodox Jews than they do with the majority of Christians.

Ahah, that explains why the fat fascist fool is down on the Orthodox religions.

It also demonstrates conclusively his complete and total ignorance of the subject.

rosie
rosie
July 1, 2023 9:30 pm

Greek or Russian Monty?

Bruce in WA
July 1, 2023 9:35 pm

“Grab it by the lower right hand corner, and stretch it out?”

Phrasing, please …

Cassie of Sydney
July 1, 2023 9:38 pm

“Orthodox Christians have far more in common with Orthodox Jews than they do with the majority of Christians.”

In what way pervert apologist?

Cassie of Sydney
July 1, 2023 9:40 pm

“Greek or Russian Monty?”

Indeed.

His comment is quite revealing, it really shows what a complete and utter dumb arse he is.

CharlieP
CharlieP
July 1, 2023 9:44 pm

Re the situation with remote area housing, I gather a large part of the problem is that if stuff like housing is provided, it is seen as the responsibility of the provider to maintain it. So communities sit passively waiting for others to do the work.
This is a ‘cultural’ thing and attempts to teach basic home maintenance, growing vegetables, cleaning up rubbish have all foundered on the belief that if someone instigates a process, they are then responsible for keeping it going. You can teach people skills but in causing them to learn, you take on ongoing responsibility for the activity. So nothing ever becomes self motivated. Without continuing outside intervention all such programs just peter out. No-one within the community takes responsibility.
A difficult problem to deal with.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 1, 2023 9:47 pm

Tongue to Head, no … heh heh

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 1, 2023 9:50 pm

Waiting for …
Root to Head, Six!

Zatara
Zatara
July 1, 2023 9:53 pm
Ed Case
Ed Case
July 1, 2023 9:53 pm

Head caught Root!

rickw
rickw
July 1, 2023 9:53 pm

To even consider him on a list is such an appalling lack of judgement that those responsible should hang their collective heads in shame.

There definitely needs to be hangings.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 1, 2023 10:04 pm

Dan Houston with the last kick of the day turns into a kick in the quoit for Essendon. Dumb football will cost you dearly, Darcy Parish trying to kick around corners, straighten up man.

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

Peta Credlin:

It’s a big deal when a city changes its name. Think St Petersburg becoming Leningrad and then going back. Or Saigon becoming Ho Chi Minh City.

Thus the Queensland government’s move to the Indigenous word Meanjin in place of Brisbane in time for the Olympic Games, even if it only lasted a day, is a sign of the green-left wave now breaking over Australia.

We’ve had wall-to-wall Labor governments before, in 2008 for instance but, in those days, Labor was more interested in putting more money into workers’ pockets than in social engineering.

That’s because it was the right faction that was then in charge. These days, with the left ascendancy, it’s climate change, identity politics and universal free access to abortion and assisted suicide. Green-left Labor has moved beyond economics to want to change the way we live, to change the way we think and to radically change our country.

There’s the ACT government’s move to offer euthanasia to people as young as 14, who aren’t necessarily in imminent danger of death.

Having already moved to take over the Catholic-run Calvary public hospital, because it didn’t offer abortion on demand, the ACT government is looking at the compulsory takeover of Canberra’s Claire Holland Hospice, currently also-Catholic run, presumably so that the gravely ill might have easier access to doctor-assisted suicide, rather than just the palliative care it’s renowned for.

Then there’s all the hard-left measures being put up to Labor’s national conference in August: A proposal to offer free abortion on demand nationwide; a demand to close down the boat people processing centre in Nauru, even though the Rudd government’s earlier decision to do so helped to trigger the wave of boats that ultimately brought 50,000 illegal arrivals to our shores, plus well over a thousand deaths at sea.

There’s also a demand that childcare be absolutely free, as opposed to just heavily subsidised; plus a demand that the Albanese Government rescind the AUKUS deal to get nuclear-powered subs, signed off by the Morrison government, but supported by the Albanese opposition.

Not all these proposals will be adopted immediately by the Albanese government but the direction Labor wants to take us is clear. Twelve months on from the election, the Albanese government is turning out to be by far the most left-wing in our history.

It’s not just more spending and higher taxes. It’s the assault on the idea that Australia has a right to control its borders and to deny entry to people who don’t meet our criteria for immigration. It’s the rejection of the idea that life is sacred and the preference for preserving it, not ending it, because we value everyone, even the old and the sick.

And it’s the reluctance to defend our country because of our history and claiming we have no real right to be here.

Hence this rush, via the Voice, to give Aboriginal people a special say in how we’re governed, over and above that of the rest of us; as if it belongs only to some of us and not to all of us.

Before the election, it was all about “safe change”. All Anthony Albanese wanted to do, he reassured us then, was to change the identity of the person in the Lodge.

But now, almost everything will change if Labor has its way. It’s starting to look like a cultural revolution: An Australia utterly unlike that of a generation back, when families had the main responsibility for looking after children and grandparents, and when schools and institutions reinforced respect for the country we’d always been but were becoming even more so – free, fair, and proud.

Then there’s the economic change necessitated by Labor’s green-left climate agenda, starting with closing down all fossil fuel power, despite the damage this will do to heavy industry, jobs and exports, and the impact on power prices. Over this weekend, from July 1, power prices for much of Australia’s east coast have just risen by 25 per cent on top of massive increases already.

We’re hellbent on transitioning to renewables at a pace that experts say is too fast to ensure secure power supply. And for what? The biggest emitters like China and India have no such compunction; indeed they’re using coal and gas at breakneck speed. Remember how often politicians have told us that “renewables are the cheapest form of power”? Think of that when you open your next bill, and remember it when you vote.

And if you think things are tough now, just wait until the emissions reductions start to hit transport and the food we eat as meat gets phased out because of herd emissions.

An Australia that’s further sapped by this green-left Labor push will be poorer, weaker, more fragmented, and ultimately much more miserable because the love of family will be replaced by the uncertain care of an increasingly larger and more interfering state, with the threat of being dispatched to the grave hanging over the lives of the old and anyone considered wretched.

But there is one thing we can do to stop this runaway train. It’s to hit green-left Labor where it counts at the ballot box. So much has been changing by stealth.

But coming soon is the vote on the Voice. That’s our chance to start to take the country back from those who want to change it beyond recognition with a resounding vote No.

Louis Litt
Louis Litt
July 1, 2023 10:16 pm

Lizzie – no 105 1/7
So called feminism has caused this idiocy.
There is a natural unfurling of male and female interaction. Happy wife happy life.
The American impressionist painting which exhibited out here a while ago had a paining of a husband and wife portrait. The inner happiness of the wife dominated the portrait.
What you think you have in equality etc was allready there esp in happy and close families.

Louis Litt
Louis Litt
July 1, 2023 10:16 pm

Lizzie – no 105 1/7
So called feminism has caused this idiocy.
There is a natural unfurling of male and female interaction. Happy wife happy life.
The American impressionist painting which exhibited out here a while ago had a paining of a husband and wife portrait. The inner happiness of the wife dominated the portrait.
What you think you have in equality etc was allready there esp in happy and close families.

Rabz
July 1, 2023 10:19 pm

Straya are 245 ahead, with eight wickets in hand, the new ball’s almost 30 overs away and the soap-dodgers are getting tired

Then the soap-doges have no choice but to watch videos of Miss Ellie. If she doesn’t inspire them, then yes, all is truly lost.

miltonf
miltonf
July 1, 2023 10:21 pm

Good article- Thanks BB

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