Open Thread – Weekend 1 July 2023


Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1876

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Louis Litt
Louis Litt
July 1, 2023 10:42 pm

Blackball 144
We are the champs – he had no other alternative.
The only player who could come close to kicking that distance.
Poowa

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 1, 2023 10:54 pm

I’m all for it Louis Litt lol. If Essendon had of won, the flag was at their mercy. According to their supporters

cohenite
July 1, 2023 11:01 pm

So called feminism has caused this idiocy.

Yep; it led to SSM, which led to the invasion of the trannies and every other POS. White women are the biggest supporter of alarmism and other woke issues.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 1, 2023 11:08 pm

Cassie.
Sorry to hear of the failing health of the elders of the clan.
I am sure they will endure, with your help.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 1, 2023 11:13 pm

 Black Ball says:

July 1, 2023 at 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.

Fair go.
Parish took the snap kick under pressure in the wet and missed.
Houston managed to get it over the line by a foot with the last kick of the night.
A toughly contested game which either side would have considered themselves stiff to lose.

Chris
Chris
July 1, 2023 11:13 pm
Indolent
Indolent
July 1, 2023 11:17 pm

Just reading some of the comments under the Malcolm Roberts clip this may relate to the position last year. They seem to think it is very much alive at the moment.

Dot
Dot
July 1, 2023 11:18 pm

You Tube banning John Ruddick’s NSW LC maiden speech and being reuploaded by London Real is an example of the Streisand Effect.

It warms the cockles of my heart.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 1, 2023 11:31 pm

Indigenous Australians Minister Linda Burney urges ‘yes’ vote ‘in the name of elders’ at NAIDOC Week Awards
Samantha LockAAP
Sat, 1 July 2023 7:00PM

Indigenous Australians Minister Linda has made a heartfelt appeal for Indigenous people to support the voice referendum “in the name of elders” across the country.

Ms Burney told a jubilant crowd at the NAIDOC Week Awards Ceremony in Brisbane on Saturday night it was time to “get this done”.

“We have the chance to make history and open a new chapter for our country to recognise and celebrate more than 65,000 years of history and culture,” she said.

Ms Burney said the voice referendum was a “once in a lifetime opportunity to take Australia forward”.

“How often do you get to put your shoulder to the wheel of history and give it a good push?”

Billed as the “First Nations’ night of nights”, the NAIDOC awards herald the start of NAIDOC week celebrations, with this year’s theme “For Our Elders”.

Ms Burney said a ‘yes’ vote for the voice would “honour so many of our people over generations who have campaigned for change, to have our voices heard”.

“Let us all take this country forward, recognise that this is a historical year for our nation and let’s get this done in the name of elders all over our country,” she said.

Aunty Dr Naomi Mayers OAM, a proud Yorta Yorta and Wiradjuri woman, received the NAIDOC Lifetime Achievement Award for her work to advance Indigenous health.

The award is given to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person who has dedicated their life to their community.

Ms Mayers is a founding member of the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW and the Aboriginal Medical Service Redfern – Australia’s first Aboriginal medical service.

She is also a founding member of The Sapphires, the ground-breaking all-Aboriginal music group.

I’m voting “NO” in the name of my elders.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 1, 2023 11:34 pm

No Mr Panzer, Parish had time to straighten up and run that bit of extra distance and put the game to bed. Went for the flashy option, paid the ultimate penalty.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 1, 2023 11:38 pm

What you think you have in equality etc was allready there esp in happy and close families.

Don’t look at me, mate. Not news to me personally. We have a close family and I’m very happily married. We share everything except sport. He’s staying up too late watching the cricket for a man with a cold, so I tell him, as I stalk off to my guest bedroom clutching a hot water bottle in lieu of him.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 1, 2023 11:44 pm

What isn’t exciting however is this short pitched bullshit being served up by Enggeerrrllllaaannnddd. Being around 130 clicks won’t trouble many batsmen worth their salt. In saying that, Cameron Green takes one on the scone. Right on the coat of arms.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 1, 2023 11:51 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.

Did we? Did I have a drink in my hand at the time? If so, all bets are off.

Now the artificial vag is called a Bonus Hole. That’s even worse.
I suggested an ‘arm flap’ might give men an inkling of how offended women are. Men wouldn’t like their pride and joy to be named after a flap of muscle and skin taken off a female to male trannie’s arm in order to give her, oops him, a dick, and all men then having to refer to their penis as an arm flap on pain of fines for offending a newly minted ‘male’ proud of ‘his’ arm flap.

Surely we will look back on these days of gender craziness and wonder how the hell our society ever took this turn.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 2, 2023 12:04 am

 Black Ball says:

July 1, 2023 at 11:34 pm

No Mr Panzer, Parish had time to straighten up and run that bit of extra distance and put the game to bed. Went for the flashy option, paid the ultimate penalty.

Err, what game were you watching?
Handball backwards to Parish.
Port player three metres behind him.
Another five metres in front.
Another three metres to his left.
He really only had a 1-2 step and kick option.
I was watching with a mate and we both agreed we were better slotting goals from the couch now than thirty years ago in the freezing rain on the actual paddock.

rickw
rickw
July 2, 2023 12:11 am
Zatara
Zatara
July 2, 2023 3:41 am
Tom
Tom
July 2, 2023 4:00 am
calli
calli
July 2, 2023 4:29 am

Staying at the White Star in Southampton…tomorrow we embark on Queen Vic.

Saturday night hotspot, sadly. As we sit and try to enjoy our drinkies and dinner it becomes increasingly evident. We have crossed into LucasWorld and are in a secluded corner of the Mos Eisley cantina.

Exactly when did females become so grotesque? Tattoos, humungous excess flesh, even in the young, shrieking and jabbering at each other. Young men, sitting in large groups drinking copious amounts of lager and hoping…for what exactly? A flamboyant queer struts down the street, surrounded by screeching faghags. Doof doof echoes from a bar.

I fully expect Jabba the Hutt to make an appearance. Perhaps even he has been frightened away.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 2, 2023 5:05 am

Tattoos, humungous excess flesh, even in the young,

Young women these days are a lot thicker.
At my gym, the more mature ladies are longer and leaner.
The young ones test the structural integrity of their lululemon.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 2, 2023 5:10 am

I’ve realised I will attending more games of the women’s World Cup than I watched of the World Cup in Qatar, which I boycotted until the semi finals.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 2, 2023 5:27 am

calli, I get the impression that the UK you are experiencing this time isn’t the UK you experienced last time.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 2, 2023 5:38 am

Hey Dot, this one’s for you.

Family outbids investors for $3.75 million Paddington terrace

From the article:

They were among eight parties who registered to bid on the 142-square-metre investment property, which records show last traded for $580,000 in 1996.

https://www.smh.com.au/property/news/family-outbids-investors-for-3-75-million-paddington-terrace-20230630-p5dkq6.html

NFA
NFA
July 2, 2023 6:25 am

Dover0Beach

I like your new WordPress.org site.

If you can bring back a ‘recent posts’ section would be good.

Even if it was a selection on the top ‘menu bar’ perhaps.

All good.

Gabor
Gabor
July 2, 2023 6:34 am

feelthebern says:
July 2, 2023 at 5:38 am

Hey Dot, this one’s for you.

Family outbids investors for $3.75 million Paddington terrace

I thought that was a good buy for what the prices are at the moment and the location, condition.

rosie
rosie
July 2, 2023 6:54 am

There’s nothing to review, ‘traditional marriage’ is the only marriage.
Just ask God.
Catholic Education Tasmania to review proposed religion course amid backlash

rosie
rosie
July 2, 2023 6:56 am
rosie
rosie
July 2, 2023 6:57 am
Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 2, 2023 7:09 am

Peter Santenello:

Hello Everyone, this is a heavy but important story. It won’t be too long before these stories won’t be told in person anymore. Take a deep breath and dive in, Lucy has a lot to say.

The Last Witness: 94-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor

Perplexed of Brisbane
Perplexed of Brisbane
July 2, 2023 7:18 am

Rabz says:
July 1, 2023 at 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”?

What does an Ascot girl say when she trips and breaks a priceless Ming vase? “It’s alright daddy, I’m not hurt.”

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 2, 2023 7:30 am

Another two guys canceled by their banks for Christian views.

Major UK bank closes vicar’s account after Nigel Farage’s ‘scary’ warning to his viewers (1 Jul)

The Reverend Richard Fothergill had held an account there for 17 years before writing what he called a polite rebuttal of their promotional output during Pride month this June.

Four days later he received a letter informing him his account would be closed within a fortnight, The Times reports.

Meanwhile, journalist Stuart Campbell, who runs the pro-Scottish independence blog Wings over Scotland, suggested his accounts with First Direct were closed because of his views on gender and sex.

The @WingsScotland Twitter account thread read: “I’ve banked with them (First Direct) for 25+ years, but last week I was in Sainsbury’s buying some milk… and my card got declined. I rang them up, and after over an hour on hold, they told me all my accounts had been cancelled.

“It obviously came as something of a shock… so I asked why on Earth such a thing would have happened, and they point-blank refused to give any reason.”

This is getting really nasty. Islam allows Christians to exist but the green-progressive religion is rapidly coming to a point of anathemizing us completely from society. As Farage says he may even have to leave Britain, since it is becoming harder and harder to continue there.

Zatara
Zatara
July 2, 2023 7:43 am

Shortly after the Supreme Court declared affirmative action college admission policies unconstitutional, President Joe Biden said his administration would direct the Department of Education to scrutinize how “practices like legacy admissions … expand privilege instead of opportunity.”

Handily, the DoE can start by investigating Biden’s calling Amy Gutman, the President of the University of Pennsylvania, to get his academically sub-par granddaughter into the school in 2019.

In 2016 the University of Pennsylvania launched the ‘Penn Biden Center’ which proved to be an extremely lucrative endeavor for both the university and Joe Biden. The University of Pennsylvania raked in over $1 billion in foreign funding after launching the think tank and paid Joe Biden more than $900,000 from 2017 through April 2019 as a ‘professor’, even though he taught no regular classes.

President Joe Biden nominated Amy Gutmann to serve as his ambassador to Germany in 2021.

20 years ago the press would have been on a story like that like white on rice.

Crossie
Crossie
July 2, 2023 7:47 am

This is getting really nasty. Islam allows Christians to exist but the green-progressive religion is rapidly coming to a point of anathemizing us completely from society. As Farage says he may even have to leave Britain, since it is becoming harder and harder to continue there.

This is fascism, pure and simple. Or exile by other means.

By driving Farage out of the UK the fascists prevent him from organising voters against them. Who could have predicted this from the home of Magna Carta and The Rights Of Man?

Crossie
Crossie
July 2, 2023 7:52 am

Further to my previous comment, UK can monster conservatives and there will not be a backlash as in France. Conservatives don’t burn cars and rampage through cities, they don’t want to cause unnecessary damage and so they lose.

Johnny Rotten
July 2, 2023 7:56 am

The French Riots

QUESTION: Martin,

You said to watch France and an early warning indicator. Might Europe be on the precipice?

My family, friends, and I thank you for everything that you do.

Best wishes,

JC

ANSWER: “What we are watching in France is far more than simply a police shooting of a 17-year-old youth. The New York Times reported that in subsequent years, several beatings by the police and deaths in custody led to minor protests. This appears to be cumulative, but economic stagnation is eating away at Europe. While the overall unemployment rate in France is about 7%, the youth unemployment rate of ages 15 to 24 remains over 20%. This is a direct source of the unrest. All civil unrest is ALWAYS rooted in economics. A simple correlation between the global economy and economics reveals the source.

The danger is that as the economic conditions of Europe get worse with all the insane regulation for Climate Change that is reducing food production to eliminating jobs, all for a theory pushed by the WEF to create a new world of totalitarian order, we see hostility rising not just internationally, but also domestically and this can spread as a contagion throughout the EU. You cannot destroy the livelihood of so many people without dire consequences. This is partly why they also want the international war to divert attention from their failed climate change agenda.

The recent events in France are an uncanny repeat of the youth/racial riots of the autumn of 2005. That is when two youngsters of Arab origin were electrocuted while trying to escape arrest by the French police. This time, two police officers shot a juvenile of Algerian origin as he tried to escape in a stolen car. The evidence that surfaced showed that the police officer was in no danger. That is what set off the rights once again.

In the hours that followed, literally tens of thousands of primarily young males, many of them minors, poured out and launched violent riots in the suburbs of French cities. These riots appeared Nantes in the north to Marseille in the south. They set fire to cars and public buildings that, included schools. They began to pillage local stores, and hundreds of people were arrested in the process. The government has reported that 170 policemen have been injured. This appears to many as once again racial since the rioters, this time, are third and fourth-generation descendants of migrants. There have been reports that some are said to have used firearms to harass the locals living mostly in social housing.

Terrorist attacks of 2013 on the Bataclan Club in Paris and 2016 in Nice resulted in a significant shock to French society. Consequently, a state of emergency was declared and then extended. It was finally lifted in 2017, but a new law passed simultaneously made some of its provisions permanent. This has left scars that some view as racial against Arab immigrants.

When we look at Europe, what is interesting is that in absolute figures, France remains much more unattractive for continued migration. Social welfare is far better compared to other European countries. In France, the proportion of people born abroad has been stable at around 10% for years because of those terrorist attacks. In Austria, this proportion of migrants has risen from 13% in 2015 to over 20% today. Friends in Austria complain that their society has been forever altered. The massive immigration wave of 2015-2016 hit Germany, the Scandinavian countries, and Austria primarily because of their welfare systems. France was at no time a target country for this mass immigration at that time.

President Emmanuel Macron had to cut his trip short to the pathetic EU summit on migration. Macron has come out and blamed TikTok for the escalation of violence. Interestingly, Twitter began to suppress user accounts in France that posted images and videos of the riots last Friday. Twitter even shut down accounts of non-France origin for posting about the riots. Because of French media law, Twitter avoided committing a criminal offense. Macron is also making the parents of those rioting minors responsible. Back during the 2005 riots, his predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy, in response to the growing violence, cut social benefits for their families. That was 15 years ago.”

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/civil-unrest/the-french-riots/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

How about that. A JC asking a question. LOL

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 2, 2023 7:58 am

A magnificent morning to be out & about in Sydney town.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 2, 2023 7:59 am

Centennial Park in the pre-dawn, just after dawn period where there is bugger all people about is one of the best things to do in Sydney.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 2, 2023 8:11 am

He has pace Mr Panzer, not unlike Zac Butters who was best afield. Watched the replay, bloke in front was stationary.
Doesn’t matter now. Any Essendon loss is good, except for when I tip them in the pub comp which I am behind the leader by 1

Pogria
Pogria
July 2, 2023 8:11 am

Bern,
a hard frost here in the Southern Tablelands.
All quiet though as I am the only person here. 😀

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 2, 2023 8:13 am

The Mason Redman decision was deplorable however.

Zatara
Zatara
July 2, 2023 8:18 am

Conservatives don’t burn cars and rampage through cities,

True, they haven’t done it recently. But how hard can it be to re-learn how?

“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.”
? H.L. Mencken

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 2, 2023 8:22 am

Piers Akerman in the same vein as Ms Credlin yesty:

Labor Party shills like to shriek the erroneous Marxist claim that conservatives are on the “wrong side of history”. That is classic disinformation.

It is the Albanese government that is demonstrably on the wrong side of history from its bogus energy policy, its failure to offer genuine support to Ukraine, even to its boasts for the undefinable benefits of a racist Yes vote in the Voice referendum.

As increasingly more and more Western nations realise the utter stupidity in permitting Greta Thunberg to have dictated their energy policies with catastrophic warnings about the unproven and highly debatable global warming scam on which the science is certainly not decided, Labor clings to its fantasy. Thanks to the totally delusional ideological commitment of federal Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris “Blackouts” Bowen, Australia is experiencing some of the highest electricity prices in the world though our nation possesses some of the greatest coal, gas and uranium reserves of any country on the planet.

Sweden, once hailed by the progressives (was there ever a greater misnomer than labelling these retrogressives as progressive?) has renounced its plans to adopt a 100 per cent renewables target due to fears of short-term energy security and is looking to join several European nations building new nuclear plants.

Bowen and Albo, and their Greens and Teal fellow travellers, are sticking to their unachievable goals of Net Zero, pushing for greater reductions in the use of essential so-called fossil fuels – the coal and gas that are requisites not only for transport but for the production of plastics, medicines and almost everything the modern world relies upon.

Further, to achieve this green wet dream, Bowen said a year ago that we would need to install 22,000 solar panels every day and 40 wind turbines every month in order to reach his renewable targets for 2030.

As one astute observer has noted, that was a year ago and nothing like that is happening. We would now need to install 25,000 solar panels every day and 45 wind turbines every month to reach Bowen’s target.

Bowen stood beside NSW Energy Minster Penny Sharpe last week, the day after Sydney had experienced its coldest day of the year, to announce that yet another big battery would be bought by taxpayers in an attempt to fill the big black energy hole.

In the Greens-Labor-Teal energy dreaming, batteries mysteriously produce electricity. They don’t. They store it and they can barely keep the lights on for much more than an hour. As for the claim they’d lower power prices, read your next electricity bill, recall the promise to slash costs by $275, and start crying.

When it comes to Ukraine, Labor migrated to the wrong side of history when it decided to clear out the defence department garages of junked, outdated equipment and ship its antiques to Kyiv.

To further show its half-hearted support for the Ukrainians, Treasury has snubbed a request for a tax deal that would have made it easier for Australian companies to invest in rebuilding the war-torn country.

To make it more galling, we already have the tax deal with more than 40 countries – including Russia.

As for the Voice, the US Supreme Court has just ruled against universities practising affirmative action and opted for a colourblind policy. Yet Labor here is still pushing for a constitutional race-based clause.

It’s hard to see any objection to an acknowledgment of an Aboriginal presence 225 years ago, but locking those with some Indigenous heritage into a state of permanent victimhood is just not on. Particularly when those leading the Yes campaign boast that it would be just a first step into claiming sovereignty, treaties and reparations.

On energy, Ukraine, the Voice and so many other policies, the Labor-Greens-Teals are stuck on the wrong side of history.

Crossie
Crossie
July 2, 2023 8:22 am

Peter Dutton on Sky: Senator Gallagher is a good person who has been led astray. And then in the next sentence he says she misled the Senate.

So much for his political instincts. He wants to be nice and then belatedly remembers that he is the opposition and should hold the government to account.

Dot
Dot
July 2, 2023 8:27 am

I thought that was a good buy for what the prices are at the moment and the location, condition.

Um, at what price point would you consider that terrace as expensive?

Cassie of Sydney
July 2, 2023 8:30 am

“There’s nothing to review, ‘traditional marriage’ is the only marriage.
Just ask God.
Catholic Education Tasmania to review proposed religion course amid backlash”

I can’t access the piece to read because it’s behind a paywall but a few points…

1. You’re right, traditional marriage is the ONLY marriage, marriage is between a man and a woman, period.

2. Why is Catholic Education Tasmania reviewing this? Why are they giving legitimacy to the howls and cries of militant far-left activists and perverts?

3. I ask, where is the Liberal Party in this? Look, I know the Tasmanian Liberals are so faded that they’re now a pistachio green imitation of Tasmanian Labor and the Greens but surely there are one or two Liberal politicians with some spine to stand up and state that he/she also believes in “traditional marriage”, and that the Catholic Church and Catholic schools should refuse to kowtow to the demands of far-left activists and perverts. Surely?

4. It begs the question, will we see, under a future Tasmanian Labor Green Coalition, a move to forcibly take over Catholic schools, just like we’ve recently seen in the ACT under the Labor Green Coalition government?

And I don’t want anyone here to accuse me of engaging in doomsday alarmism. Because the fact is that I’m not. Given what’s recently ensued in the ACT, I am now at a stage where I discount nothing. We have wall to wall Labor, and as Peta Credlin wrote in her Telegraph piece yesterday, federal Labor and most Labor state governments are now dominated and controlled by the progressive left and they’re pushing their menus, here are some nasty morsels…..

1. Euthanasia. The far-left ACT government, recently empowered by its forced Calvary acquisition, a barbaric act salaciously approved by the Tory hunting and Tory fighting Sleazy the word Slusher, have openly admitted they want teenagers as young as 14 years old to have access to euthanasia.

2. Transpervert gunk. Mutilating children will all be hunky dory. Sterilising children as young as 6 years gold, chopping the breasts and penises off them, denying them future sexual pleasure, forced pronouns on people, recognition of 92 genders (more genders than virgins), and so on. The push for legalised pedophilia is only a few years away, it’s actually percolating now, and they’re now empowered enough to chant….”we’re coming for your children”.

3. Recognition of a terrorist, Jew killing state called Palestine (our resident pervert apologist will heartily approve of that).

4. Anyone who resists, combats, desists, counters, opposes, and withstands this far-left rubbish will just be shouted down, screamed at, smeared, ridiculed, labelled and denounced as far-right, “extreme right”, and yes, the now very fashionable smear….”Nazi”. And we won’t be able to look to any Liberal MP to defend us, just look at the joke that is the Victorian Liberal Party*.

5. Finally, and perhaps most chillingly, the coming assault on free speech, under the spurious heading of “misinformation” and “disinformation”. Not even this blog will be safe.

I could go on, you get the drift, as Credlin wrote yesterday, this country is being altered rapidly, and none of it is good…in fact it’s arguably revolutionary. I’m beginning not to recognise this country, but something worse, I’m beginning not to like this country anymore. And if the Voice gets up, it’s over.

By the way, the Oz has piece penned by that piece of human garbage, Mavis Bramston, calling for Donald Trump Jnr to be banned from this country. Yes, you read that write. And of course, in his turgid piece, he cites the banning of Milo Yiannopoulos in 2019 and Gavin McInnes in 2018. Now, I don’t need to and I shouldn’t need to remind anyone that Milo Yiannopoulos and Gavin McInnes were banned by a Liberal government, the imbecilic Liberal in name only Morrison government (and this was before Covid). And therein lies the rub, we recently endured a Liberal government that believed in nothing, that was only ever interested in empowering its ideological enemies, that regularly spat and shat on its base, and this precedent for banning right-wing speakers was put in place by a so called Liberal National government. You couldn’t make this shit up. Lastly, a message to Peta, and any other Liberal who might be reading this blog, please tell me why I should ever bother voting Liberal or National again?

Crossie
Crossie
July 2, 2023 8:31 am

As increasingly more and more Western nations realise the utter stupidity in permitting Greta Thunberg to have dictated their energy policies with catastrophic warnings about the unproven and highly debatable global warming scam

Nobody is taking any advice about energy from Greta, she is being used as the face of a “movement” that is as genuine as astroturf. Always follow the money. Who benefits? Investors in renewables which are a goldmine and now transitioning into a diamond mine.

miltonf
miltonf
July 2, 2023 8:33 am
Zatara
Zatara
July 2, 2023 8:33 am

The slippery slope of euthanasia laws…

Netherlands now euthanizing autistic and intellectually handicapped people

“Reasons for the EAS [euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide] request included social isolation and loneliness (77%), lack of resilience or coping strategies (56%), lack of flexibility (rigid thinking or difficulty adapting to change) (44%) and oversensitivity to stimuli (26%). In one-third of cases, physicians noted there was ‘no prospect of improvement’ as ASD and intellectual disability are not treatable,” the study reads.

Canadian religious leaders speak out as country set to allow euthanasia for mental illness

“In six years, Canada has gone from totally banning euthanasia to one of the most permissive euthanasia regimes in the world,” he said. “And even more access could be coming, including allowing ‘mature minors’ to request it.”

Societies who deny courts the authority to apply death sentences to criminals but have no issue with those same authorities condemning the mentally ill to death have some serious soul-searching to do.

Dot
Dot
July 2, 2023 8:36 am

The push for legalised pedophilia is only a few years away, it’s actually percolating now, and they’re now empowered enough to chant….”we’re coming for your children”.

I can’t see this happening without it blowing up in their face.

The left has been pushing lies, Marxist nonsense and anti-male stuff using child abuse as a convenient vehicle to advance their agenda to target their enemies.

I had a poor suffering feminist friend tell me that older men and younger women shouldn’t be in relationships the other day – she based this on the nonsense Marxist critical theory regarding “power imbalances”.

How are they going to sell child abuse to her?

miltonf
miltonf
July 2, 2023 8:36 am

”we’re coming for your children”- Allan Ginsberg said something similar.

Crossie
Crossie
July 2, 2023 8:37 am

Bowen and Albo, and their Greens and Teal fellow travellers, are sticking to their unachievable goals of Net Zero, pushing for greater reductions in the use of essential so-called fossil fuels

And who is behind the Teals? A billionaire who stands to profit from renewables. Who are the other promoters of Blackout Bowen’s policies? All the other billionaires who profit from renewables. “Clean energy” is a very profitable club and the rest of us are not in it.

When the proverbial hits the fan the renewables billionaires have the means to up stakes and fly away to other parts of the world where they did not follow their lead. Rich environmentalists are just locusts.

shatterzzz
July 2, 2023 8:40 am

A guide to orking out your fractional of 251 ancestry ..
2 parents
4 grandparents
8 great grandparents
16 g g grandparents
32 g g g grandparents
64 g g g g grandparents
128 g g g g g grandparents
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Born today from 12 generations past you need a total of 4094 ancestors over 400 years ..

Cassie of Sydney
July 2, 2023 8:40 am

“I can’t see this happening without it blowing up in their face.”

Classic libertarian naivety.

miltonf
miltonf
July 2, 2023 8:41 am

How are they going to sell child abuse to her?

Doublethink

Dot
Dot
July 2, 2023 8:44 am

Tell me what she’s going to say to allow a 45-year-old man to have sex with a 12-year-old girl and say that a 30-year-old man can’t date or marry a 20-year-old woman.

Hey. I know it’s stupid. I don’t think the voters are this stupid all of the time.

Tom
Tom
July 2, 2023 8:44 am

Societies who deny courts the authority to apply death sentences to criminals but have no issue with those same authorities condemning the mentally ill to death have some serious soul-searching to do.

No soul-searching required. Just charge any bureaucrat authorising the killing of anyone on “mental health” grounds with murder.

I can’t wait for the law suits to begin. Who knew the Netherlands was a fascist state?

Crossie
Crossie
July 2, 2023 8:45 am

I had a poor suffering feminist friend tell me that older men and younger women shouldn’t be in relationships the other day – she based this on the nonsense Marxist critical theory regarding “power imbalances”.

How are they going to sell child abuse to her?

Dot, quite easily, it will be touted as sexual liberation. The rhetoric will be that the children are being liberated from their oppressive and Neanderthal parents.

Dot
Dot
July 2, 2023 8:47 am

Sure Crossie now how can she reconcile the two relationships I just mentioned?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 2, 2023 8:48 am

Exactly when did females become so grotesque? Tattoos, humungous excess flesh, even in the young, shrieking and jabbering at each other. Young men, sitting in large groups drinking copious amounts of lager and hoping…for what exactly? A flamboyant queer struts down the street, surrounded by screeching faghags. Doof doof echoes from a bar.

Poms.
Horrid people.
The worst.
Worse than Germans on holiday.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 2, 2023 8:49 am

As promised – a vignette from Cracker Night in the NT (the NT News):

A man’s arm has been severed at the elbow after a firework misfired on Territory Day.

NT Police Northern Watch Commander Sean Patterson said a “group of blokes” were using a hollow steel pipe as a “launching pad” for fireworks on a Virginia property. But disaster struck and the evening took a turn for the worse at 8.50pm Saturday.

Sergeant Patterson said the misfire broke the steel pipe and caused shrapnel to “go flying”.

He said the man’s left arm was severed below the elbow and another man was struck in the groin “which caused some bleeding”.

“The 23-year-old was in surgery having his arm reattached,” Sergeant Patterson said.
“The second fellow was a 58-year-old man, he’s also undergone surgery to have the piece of metal removed.”

Straya!

Johnny Rotten
July 2, 2023 8:50 am

The people who cast the votes don’t decide an election, the people who count the votes do.

– Joseph Stalin

There goes Da Voice and here comes the Invoice.

Makka
Makka
July 2, 2023 8:52 am

I don’t think the voters are this stupid all of the time.

It won’t get to the voters. It p3dofelia will be re-classified as a condition and decriminalized. Like queerness.

Johnny Rotten
July 2, 2023 8:57 am

I had a poor suffering feminist friend tell me that older men and younger women shouldn’t be in relationships

Power imbalance?

Not at all. The young Asian women have ‘Pussy Power’.

Dot
Dot
July 2, 2023 8:57 am

It (pedophilia) will be re-classified as a condition and decriminalised.

There is no way this happens without a massive public backlash. Look at the way people have been conditioned to be anti-religious (and believe basically in a blood libel kind of lie about the clergy now) through the persecution of George Pell.

This will bite the left on their Jupiter-sized arses.

Makka
Makka
July 2, 2023 9:01 am

Who knew the Netherlands was a fascist state?

Vids of Dutch Police brutality during covid made VikPol look like pussies. Shocking violence on innocent citizens. Their record during WW2 wasn’t great either.

Cassie of Sydney
July 2, 2023 9:03 am

“How are they going to sell child abuse to her?”

Ask her if she thinks “transwomen are women”.

Cassie of Sydney
July 2, 2023 9:04 am

“It won’t get to the voters. It p3dofelia will be re-classified as a condition and decriminalized. Like queerness.”

Correct. It’s already there, hiding in plain site, in the queer movement and in the current LGBTQI+ flag.

Makka
Makka
July 2, 2023 9:10 am

There is no way this happens without a massive public backlash.

Sure dotty. They lock us up for near 2 years, beat up women and old grannies, restrict work only for the vaccinated, bust into homes of pregnant mums, impose curfews and restrict any movement … and the massive public backlash was getting voted in again. Stop dreaming. They can do pretty much what they have a mind to. They being the retards and freaks who gain power.

Zatara
Zatara
July 2, 2023 9:11 am

A man’s arm has been severed at the elbow after a firework misfired on Territory Day.

I read a comment regarding the upcoming 4th of July festivities in the US in which firework play a major role. It went something like:

“Consider that some people are spending their last weekend with 8 fingers and 2 thumbs.”

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 2, 2023 9:12 am

Today there’s some shit about Teh Voice in each capital city. Instead of Aboriginal stars in sport and other high profile blacks, they are having ‘ordinary’ people do the spruiking.
Apparently 10000 are signed up in Melbourne, I think to make ads as well. No doubt 9000 of those will be white Greens voters to give themselves a nice warm feeling in their nether regions.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 2, 2023 9:12 am

I love you long time….. till the money run out. Pussy power.

Zatara
Zatara
July 2, 2023 9:15 am

Who knew the Netherlands was a fascist state?

I’d say this was a pretty good hint.

Netherlands to Confiscate 3,000 Farms Under Guise of Saving the Environment

Johnny Rotten
July 2, 2023 9:16 am

We don’t let them have ideas. So why would we let them have guns?

– Joseph Stalin

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 2, 2023 9:18 am

No doubt 9000 of those will be white Greens voters to give themselves a nice warm feeling in their nether regions.

Motivated by a feeling of “righting the wrongs we have done to Aborigines.”

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 2, 2023 9:21 am
Dot
Dot
July 2, 2023 9:23 am

I’m not saying the retards and freaks can’t do that. I am saying they have conditioned society to some extent to be paranoid about pedophiles, and doing the unthinkable will have consequences for them politically.

If there is cognitive dissonance, it is far more widespread than noted earlier.

“Decriminalise child sexual freedom”
“NO JUSTICE FORTHE BEAUMONT CHILDREN!”

Are Australians mongs? Change my mind.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 2, 2023 9:25 am

“Believe Their Lies Or Pay The Consequences” – Tucker Carlson Blasts Trans Ideology As “Just Another Religious War”

Full transcript below:

Hey, it’s Tucker Carlson.

Belmont Hill is a small private school outside of Boston. It’s not famous for its Athletics – the school’s mascot isn’t even an animal, it’s an 18th century navigational tool – the Belmont Hill sextants, doesn’t even make sense. So when it comes to sports, Belmont Hill is not trying very hard.

But the school’s Athletic program can claim at least one important footnote to history – in 1975 it’s football roster contained two names that you will recognize even now Mark Milley and Richard Levine.

Milley is now the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Levine, of course, is our country’s most famous Admiral.

Both transitioned late in life into overweight middle-aged women. Both wound up working as high-level officials in the Joe Biden Administration.

Their teammates at the all boys school in Boston probably wouldn’t have predicted any of that.

Hre’s what Rick Levine looks like now from a video he just posted on Instagram: “hello my name is Admiral Rachel Levine and I have the honor of being the assistant secretary for health at the United States Department of Health and Human Services – happy Pride, happy pride month, and actually let’s declare it a summer of Pride. Happy summer of pride.”

‘Happy summer of Pride’? Rick Levine is so darn proud he’d like to tell you about it all summer and possibly into the fall.

He’s got a lot to be proud of.

What specifically you ask?

Well strangely he doesn’t say nor does he mention his former wife or children – he doesn’t tell us whether they’re proud too.

Since none of them have been invited onto the Today Show to talk about their feelings, we’re going to have to guess for now.

We’re going to assume that his former family is proud and why wouldn’t they be…

Few Americans in our history has come as far as Rick Levine.

Here’s a fat guy in a Halloween costume who somehow became a federal health Minister – not a small thing given that not too long ago this same man was a married pediatrician with kids lecturing about eating disorders at Penn State.

Now he’s emerged as a path-breaking lady Admiral with medals on his chest and he did all of that without winning a single naval battle or even being female.

It’s pretty inspiring.

What we have here is living proof that in this country you really can be whatever you want to be.

If Rick Levine can become Admiral Rachel why can’t you be Napoleon or Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India – ever see that guy’s uniform, or why not Shaka, the legendary Zulu Warchief.

you could bring your assegai and leopard-hide shield to work at Deloitte and no one would be allowed to say a word about it – the HR department would have your back.

Unfortunately you can’t actually do any of that.

The point of Rick Levine’s amazing transformation is not to free you from the inflexible husk that you were born in so you can be more fully yourself – whatever you decide that is – no that’s not the point.

Rick Levine’s personal Journey has nothing to do with you – it’s about him, it’s his journey.

Your fantasiess about becoming something totally new and different have not been approved yet in fact they’re weird.

Shaka the Zulu War King – come on, that’s racist shut up and be proud of Admiral Rachel.

Rachel L Levine – she’s the one who has smashed glass ceilings – you just got some kind of weird fetish.

So actually now that we’re saying this out loud it’s pretty clear that Rick Levine has no interest in liberating you from anything.

This is not about Liberation it’s just the opposite it’s just another religious War – same as all the others.

The people who think they’re God versus everybody else.

In primitive civilizations – which would include every civilization since the beginning of time until ours – people assume there were rules.

Rules that no human being made but that people could ignore only at their peril – at great risk.

Some call these rules nature, or natural law, or even as society’s advanced theology.

But most of the time people didn’t call them anything – they didn’t have to – there wasn’t a debate about whether the rules were real. People assumed there were consequences to pretending that you were God

They thought Sodom and Gomorrah were real places that were destroyed for Disobedience. They imagine the same thing could happen to them.

Not anymore. Rick Levine doesn’t worry about being punished by forces he can’t see. He knows he’s in charge – he makes the rules, he sets the limits. Reality is what he says it is – that’s his View and he shares with virtually everybody else in a position of authority in the United States.

That’s a pretty bold bet really – for seven million years human beings have believed one thing – presumably based on some evidence; around 2015 they began convinced of something completely different.

Are they right?

It feels like we’re going to find out soon..

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 2, 2023 9:30 am

Tv tells me in Maryborough Queensland, there is something called the Mary Poppins festival. So they’ve fired up a 150 year old train, dress ups of course, grandma races with prams and I think I just saw the granddads running the last furlong on the racetrack, with one codger taking a tumble. I hope the curtain wasn’t drawn.
Looked fantastic, (not bloke falling) is it an annual thing?

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 2, 2023 9:33 am

No I am sorry the grandparent race on the racetrack was in the US. Still looked awesome!

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 2, 2023 9:37 am

BB that’s where the author of Mary Poppins, Pamela Travers was born.

P
P
July 2, 2023 9:43 am

Cassie of Sydney says:
July 2, 2023 at 8:30 am

I can’t access the piece to read because it’s behind a paywall but a few points…

Catholic Education to review religious instruction course planned for Tasmanian college students
ABC

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 2, 2023 9:44 am

Further from the Sunshine State, sitting on your arse and sprinkle fairy flatus news, Courier Mail:

Queensland’s rental market has descended into a Hunger Games-style battle for homes, with tenants slugged an average of $56 more every week than when the state government held its flagship housing summit eight months ago.

And agents and industry experts have warned there is no end in sight to the state’s debilitating housing crisis, with vacancy rates plateauing near record lows and fears the continued tinkering of rental reforms has spooked investors.

A Courier-Mail investigation has uncovered distressing accounts from Queenslanders desperate to find a property, including real estate agents placing limits on property viewings, tenants submitting high-level resumes and offering cash in advance, caravan parks having zero vacancies, parents and children living in motels for months, and people being forced to find strangers online to live with in a bid to keep off the streets.

Since the government held a housing summit last October following sustained pressure to address the crisis, the average weekly rent in Brisbane has climbed 10 per cent from $560 to $616, or about $2900 a year – more than five times the rate of Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s $550 cost-of-living relief payment.

In that time the rental vacancy rate has barely shifted – from 0.8 per cent to 1 per cent.

There are also concerns the full return of foreign students heading to Queensland post-Covid-19 is still to come, meaning supply of rental properties will likely be further affected.

Mother of three Jessica Tracy Taylor, 23, said she had been living in a caravan park since last September and distressingly applied for more than 800 properties – all which were rejected.

Despite the cramped conditions Ms Taylor, whose youngest child is just four weeks old, was still being slugged $480 a week, and said she felt “hopeless” about finding a home for her family.

“I just didn’t know what to do anymore,” she said.

“It’s a lot of worrisome nights, you spend most of your nights crying because you just don’t know where you’re going to be the next day.

“At the moment it’s struggling to find the money for the rent and be able to pay money for food.”

Ms Taylor, who also has a three-year-old son and a 13-month-old daughter, said before they found the caravan park the family had no choice but to live with her partner’s family, with 12 people crammed into one house.

“We are applying for town houses, condos, apartments, normal houses, duplexes, just anything,” she said.

“If we didn’t have my partner’s family we would have been living on the streets.

“We just couldn’t get approved for anything.

“It’s still been incredibly hard with prices of everything going up; rent is ridiculous.”

Multiple caravan parks across the state confirmed they were booked out and struggling to manage a wave of applications as the school holidays roll in.

Several parks said they were consistently operating at full capacity and receiving up to 70 phone calls a day for application requests.

Capalaba’s Greenacre caravan park manager Debbie Dawson said none of her long term rentals were leaving – because they had nowhere to go.

“I have nothing left to give,” she said.

Mother Taria Somers, 35, has spent two months desperately hunting for a rental, only to be knocked back from more than 50 rental properties.

“It’s deflating coming to inspections and some of them have 30 people there, so you know you’re fighting,” she said.

“I’ve got two small children, and I feel like that really impacts on our application compared with a couple with no kids.”

Ms Somers said she had been attending viewings almost every day.

“We need to be out of our place pretty soon – I don’t know what we’ll do,” she said.

Ms Somers said a third of her income was going towards rent at the moment, but now it was looking like it would be half or more when they found a new place to live.

David Waldron, the head of property management for Burlington Property Agents, said the market was the tightest it had been in a decade – and he did not see the crisis abating soon.

“We generally have run at a vacancy rate of 3.5-4 per cent … we are currently running at 1 per cent,” he said.

“The biggest demand is in the properties, houses three bedrooms, four bedrooms, under $500 a week.

“We are getting an increase in foreign students, (and) we aren’t seeing as many people vacating their properties.”

Now aren’t Queensland basking in a glow of record receipts from the mining industry? Where are the outcomes? To be pissed away on the Olympics where they were the only bidder?

Roger
Roger
July 2, 2023 9:45 am

Angela Shanahan on moves afoot to remove discrimination exemptions for religious institutions at their August conference:

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/inquirer/calvary-hospital-takeover-exposes-labors-religious-hypocrisy/news-story/f8c78a7bbee3369ae1d0bd77be8a13f0

Makka
Makka
July 2, 2023 9:46 am

Change my mind.

Think whatever you like dotty- I don’t really care. I’m convinced the apathy of the average Australian will win out every time.I’m also convinced that the filth and their freak movement , over time, will dilute and generally reduce p#do laws to the point where it becomes essentially decriminalized. And you stomping your libertarian foot wearing rosy glasses won’t even be a minute speed bump along the way.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 2, 2023 9:47 am

Thanks GreyRanga. That was mentioned in the last weather report on the Today program. Looks a massive amount of fun and games.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 2, 2023 9:49 am

Roger says:
July 2, 2023 at 9:45 am

But yesterday I was assured by the fat lesbian that there is no persecution of Christians taking place. Who to believe?

Dot
Dot
July 2, 2023 9:49 am

“I don’t care what you think, but here are several reasons why you suck, I am right and X is inevitable…”

Okay.

Roger
Roger
July 2, 2023 9:54 am

Sorry…moves afoot in the Labor Party

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 2, 2023 9:59 am

All Goode! The insufferable Adam Goodes won’t be patronising us all…

Yes campaigners will not be putting celebrities at the front and centre of their campaign in an extraordinary backflip.

In April, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese intended to recruit Indigenous superstars, but the campaign has since shifted its focus to ordinary Australians.

A source in the campaign said fears were raised using celebrities would backfire and the shift was made because Australians don’t like being told what to do.

Daily Mail

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 2, 2023 10:02 am

A source in the campaign said fears were raised using celebrities would backfire and the shift was made because Australians don’t like being told what to do.

Finally.
They are starting to see the problem.

Makka
Makka
July 2, 2023 10:04 am

Sorry for being real, dotty. Try to get over it.

Roger
Roger
July 2, 2023 10:06 am

PM Albanese was bundled into his car by AFP on Thursday after farmers protesting the Interconnector West project crashed an even in Horsham VIC.

As Mr Albanese left the scene, protesters made “offensive hand gestures” and “cheered and hugged” following his departure, according to the ABC.

Meanwhile, Federal Labor’s polling in QLD has dropped by almost 4%.

I’d say the honeymoon is over.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 2, 2023 10:06 am

All Goode! The insufferable Adam Goodes won’t be patronising us all…

Count yourselves lucky. We, in the Wild West have Pat Dodson telling us that a defeat in the referendum will damage Australia’s standing in the international community.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 2, 2023 10:06 am

And when the Voice arrives you can expect lots more of the same:

Fierce debate has erupted over calls for hikers to steer clear of an iconic Sunshine Coast mountain out of respect to Indigenous people during NAIDOC Week.

Amid ongoing controversy over access to popular sites such as Uluru and Wollumbin/Mount Warning, the Queensland department of environment has urged visitors to Tibrogargan not to climb the summit this week.

Like Wollumbin in the Tweed, which has been off limits to hikers since the start of the coronavirus pandemic amid fears it will be permanently closed in deference to a mysterious Indigenous outfit known as the Wollumbin Consultative Group, the Glass House Mountains have also been the subject of speculation over whether climbers will be banned in the future.

Tibrogargan attracts more than 20,000 hikers each year, a similar number to Mount Beerwah, which has also been the subject of pleas for people not to scale the peak due to its cultural significance to local Aboriginal people.

Courier-Mail

m0nty
m0nty
July 2, 2023 10:07 am

Carlson is rather low energy. He is literally phoning it in.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 2, 2023 10:07 am

Queensland’s rental market has descended into a Hunger Games-style battle for homes

Changing the name of Brisbane to Meanjin will fix it!

Makka
Makka
July 2, 2023 10:09 am

Meanwhile, Federal Labor’s polling in QLD has dropped by almost 4%.

Not to worry. He’ll pick up the moron vote when he rocks out at the upcoming Miley Cyrus concerts.

Zatara
Zatara
July 2, 2023 10:09 am

Another ‘Green Energy’ Domino Falls: Shell Refocusing on Gas and Oil

Yet another climate cult domino has fallen, and this one may be even more significant. Shell is the second largest investor-owned oil and gas company in the world.

It has now booted its head of renewable energy, in a quest to return to its fossil fuel roots.

Very interesting development.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 2, 2023 10:10 am

Carlson is rather low energy. He is literally phoning it in.

Lol and in it wafts.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 2, 2023 10:11 am

Indigenous people during NAIDOC Week.

The rest of us are begrudged one day – January 26th?

cohenite
July 2, 2023 10:11 am

Carlson is rather low energy. He is literally phoning it in.

Yeah, that’s why he’s getting more viewers than all the leftoid media combined.

Go and look after the milko’s kiddies dickless.

m0nty
m0nty
July 2, 2023 10:11 am

Also, I see DeSantis is now attacking Trump for supporting LGBT etc. Wonder if that will shift the needle. Nothing else has.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 2, 2023 10:18 am

President Trump 2024

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 2, 2023 10:19 am

Oops –comment image

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 2, 2023 10:23 am

Queensssland houses are for Queenssslanders.

Roger
Roger
July 2, 2023 10:25 am

“…the Glass House Mountains have also been the subject of speculation over whether climbers will be banned in the future.”

Welcome to Country!

Tom
Tom
July 2, 2023 10:29 am

[Shell] has now booted its head of renewable energy, in a quest to return to its fossil fuel roots.

Imagine that: an oil and gas producer deciding to get out of politics to concentrate on producing oil and gas. This could become a trend.

PS: don’t let anyone tell you that most business leaders are good at leading. They’re as susceptible to fashionable groupthink as the rest of the zombies graduating from the university groupthink bubble.

Pogria
Pogria
July 2, 2023 10:30 am

Mono-testicle has been lurking for hours. To wit, the large number of zero ticks.
Very sad. Seeing mono-testicle is here, reminds me I am off to the tip. Space for you mono.

WolfmanOz
WolfmanOz
July 2, 2023 10:34 am

Cassie of Sydney says:
July 1, 2023 at 7:42 pm

Lovely comment Cassie.

So sad to hear of you and your mum’s difficulties with your stepdad.

Try and keep smiling.

Jorge
Jorge
July 2, 2023 10:34 am

The walls of my local Catholic Church this week have been spiced up with Aboriginal Stations of the Cross. For Abo and TS Islander week we were told this morning.

We were subjected to a short speech at the beginning of mass about the oldest living culture on earth and how much they’d suffered and more about the duty of caring for the underprivileged. It was like taking a dose of castor oil and I reckon people will grow sick and tired of all the hectoring.

The Stations are actually really good. Lots of ochre and browns with white dots and black figures.

Thing is, if everyone is shown as black, what’s to stop a feminist version, or gay or trans or Storeman and Packers’ Union version ? I thought Paul told us something different.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 2, 2023 10:36 am

RA
1 hour ago
What the Aboriginal activists do not seem to understand is that when Australian people say NO to the voice referendum they mean NO Voice, NO Treaty, NO Truth Telling, NO MORE LEGISLATION that favours Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Never!

The current generation have done nothing to earn the billions doled out to them annually from Australian taxpayers? Australians have had enough of funding the the luxurious lifestyles of these activists! We want the referendum.

We want our chance to bury this Voice/Treaty/Truth-Telling fantasy forever.

Hear, hear!

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 2, 2023 10:37 am

We were subjected to a short speech at the beginning of mass about the oldest living culture on earth

The oldest living culture on Earth is actually that of the San Bushmen, of Southern Africa – over 100,000 years.

Roger
Roger
July 2, 2023 10:37 am

“We were subjected to a short speech at the beginning of mass about the oldest living culture on earth…”

Where in Australia are aboriginals living as they did prior to white settlement?

P
P
July 2, 2023 10:44 am

Elon Musk is Self-Immolating on Twitter and Being Disingenuous About the Reasoning
July 1, 2023 | Sundance

Right now, meaning literally right now, Musk is trying to reduce operational costs by limiting user engagement.

Roger
Roger
July 2, 2023 10:46 am

The “oldest living culture” tag is certainly open to dispute. The rationale behind it is genomic studies that purport to show that Australian aboriginals diverged from the Eurasian population before any other ethnic group did.

Makka
Makka
July 2, 2023 10:48 am

[Shell] has now booted its head of renewable energy, in a quest to return to its fossil fuel roots.

We may see some tangible results of this in a decade or so. After more than a decade of severe under investment.

Jorge
Jorge
July 2, 2023 10:53 am

Yes, thank you Zulu and Roger. So much of this is just unquestioned. The not counted trope is another.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 2, 2023 10:53 am

The “oldest living culture” tag is certainly open to dispute

A group of the locals claim “we should be proud to walk in the footsteps of the worlds oldest living culture.” If one is crass enough to point out that you have no choice, considering they never invented the wheel, the conversation deteriorates…

Tom
Tom
July 2, 2023 10:58 am

Paywallian:

Peter Dutton has accused some of Australia’s largest companies – including Rio Tinto, Wesfarmers and BHP – of lacking a “significant backbone” over their support for an Indigenous voice to parliament, saying it was not in the country’s best interest.

The three corporations have each donated $2m each to the Yes23 campaign, which on Sunday is holding events around the country in a bid to ramp up momentum behind the constitutional change.

Asked about the donations on Sunday, the Opposition Leader said many people were craving popularity and trying to appease those in the Twittersphere.
“There are many corporates at the moment, frankly, who lack a significant backbone,” he told Sky News’s Sunday Agenda program.

“There are debates that corporate Australia should be involved in and at the moment I don’t think they’re paying, you know, due consideration to the views of their workforce to the views of the community.

“There are a lot of CEOs and chairs who have very different conversations with you in private than what they say publicly because they’re worried about ESG (environmental, social and governance) and remuneration packages being voted down at AGMs and it’s time they started to stand up for what’s in our country’s best interests.

“Clearly, the way that the Prime Minister has proposed the voice and conducted himself in his campaign, the voice is not in our country’s best interests. And on that basis, I hope that people can support us in other tangible ways of finding better outcomes for Indigenous Australians, which is what we all desire.”

Mr Dutton also hit out at Rio Tinto for the “significant damage” it had done to Indigenous culture after destroying rock shelters of exceptional significance at Juukan Gorge.

He claimed that if the voice disagreed with Indigenous elders Rio Tinto had formed good relationships with, the voice would override them.

“Instead of trying to deal with these things (Juukan Gorge) post the event, they should have had the proper processes in place to stop an event from taking place,” he said.

“I’ve sat down with Rio Tinto and, for example, they have an excellent working relationship with Indigenous elders in their local community. They provide royalties back into the community. And I think, if there’s a divide in the view of the voice enshrined in the Constitution and the local voice of the elders that they’ve got a good relationship with now, that the voice in Canberra will override that.

“How can that be in Rio Tinto’s or that local community’s best interests? So I think there’s, frankly, a lot of business leaders in our country today need to reassess where they are on some of these debates.”

The government has proposed a voice enshrined in the Constitution that would have no veto power over the government and parliament but be able to provide advice on matters that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Link.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 2, 2023 11:03 am

There has been one aspect of Da Voice that seems to have received scant attention.

Da Voice will be peopled by, and designed to facilitate the intentions of the elites within the Aboriginal industry.

We have witnessed decades of the same failing schemes being deployed with ever increasing funding. One after another we have had politicians and activists telling us that the situation is dire, admonishing the public telling them it is because they are racist, and that the only solution is to confiscate more of their hard earned and spend it on some new (but same as the old) scheme.

The problem is always racism. The solution is always money.

Obviously the existing strategies do not work, but the elites have a vested interest in them.

If Da Voice is established, beyond any oversight and without having to answer for itself, these same schemes, the same endless rivers of money pouring into the same bottomless pockets.

They will never countenance a different strategy. Never permit a fresh, reevaluated approach.

Far from delivering improvements for Aborigines, it will lock in failure, degradation, and suffering.

Roger
Roger
July 2, 2023 11:05 am

“Yes, thank you Zulu and Roger. So much of this is just unquestioned. The not counted trope is another.”

I’d be particularly concerned about its intrusion into church life, especially liturgy, which both enacts and teaches the church’s faith.”Social justice”, of which special rights for indigenous folk is a sub-set, has become a substitute for faith for those in the churches who deem themselves too sophisticated to believe in the old dogmas.

Tom
Tom
July 2, 2023 11:07 am

Liberty quote:

The problem is always racism. The solution is always money.

— Mother Lode

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
July 2, 2023 11:14 am

I have to say, Outsiders on a Sunday morning is simply unmissable. We roared with laughter several times this morning, and laughter is about all we have left to enjoy these days.

MatrixTransform
July 2, 2023 11:15 am

the same endless rivers of money pouring into the same bottomless pockets

it’s a proposed strategic alliance between govt and well, not-you

the goal is to put you into service

but you wont be impoverished

you’ll be enriched

happiness is relative

enjoy yr bugs

Zatara
Zatara
July 2, 2023 11:16 am

Archbishop Vigano Announces Entity Created to Help Religious Victims of “Deep Church”

Carlo Maria Viganò, Archbishop, Apostolic Nuncio, announces the association “exsurge domine” is born to help priests and religious who are victims of the bergoglian (Pope Francis and the “Deep Church”) purges.

Seems some in the Church are finally speaking up against the travesties imposed on it by the Liberation Theologian in charge.

cohenite
July 2, 2023 11:18 am

Wonder if that will shift the needle. Nothing else has.

If you had a dick it would be a needle.

WIP good today. My favourite: disney making a new cartoon movie about a trannie whale called Maybe Dick.

Also good: why aren’t the chunks aren’t bothering about global warming: because they already have a commie government.

Roger
Roger
July 2, 2023 11:23 am

Tasmanian indigenous activist Michael Mansell says Albanese should scrap the referendum, legislate the Voice and proceed with a Treaty.

Seems he doesn’t want non-indigenous Australians to have a voice in these matters that have an effect on them.

Dot
Dot
July 2, 2023 11:28 am

If Australia is such a bad country that we’re about the legalise pedophilia whilst being in the grip of paranoia about pedophilia, we should all probably leave.

“No, this is still a good country to live in”

Really?

Salvatore, Iron Publican
July 2, 2023 11:33 am

Roger says: July 2, 2023 at 11:23 am
Tasmanian indigenous activist Michael Mansell says Albanese should scrap the referendum, legislate the Voice and proceed with a Treaty.

‘Twould seem Mansell believes the referendum will sink like a stone, & consequently the gravy train won’t be leaving the station.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 2, 2023 11:34 am

Also, I see DeSantis is now attacking Trump for supporting LGBT etc. Wonder if that will shift the needle. Nothing else has.

No one on the Right cares about such things Monty, that’s why we like Rick Grenell.

Content of the character, Monty, some guy said it was important. I wonder who?

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 2, 2023 11:35 am

Poms.
Horrid people.
The worst

The English out on the town (especially outside London Town) do take some getting used to.

Vicki
Vicki
July 2, 2023 11:36 am

This outrage is not over. I have just received this email from a Sydney group opposed to the mRNA vaccines:

An elderly lawyer Dr John Wilson, has been in jail for three weeks.

He will appear in Downing Centre Local & District Court on Tuesday, 4th July 2023 at 9:30am.

Dr Wilson has a Medical License that states he cannot be put in jail.

However, the judge ignored this, based on Dr Wilson having previously breached an AVO for a harmless email message.

From 1st July, proof of being triple jabbed will be required, to visit a prisoner.

Prior to 1st July this wasn’t required.

Why is this necessary now?

Dot
Dot
July 2, 2023 11:36 am

From 1996 to 2023, that 3.75 mn terrace house in Paddington appreciated 7.16% a year, CAGR.

From 1998 to 2022, total wage growth including bonuses and overtime had CAGR of 2.98% a year.

Not a problem at all, apparently. How long can this go on for?

“Just live 150 km away from the CBD”
“Just live in a 25 m^2 studio until you have multiple kids”

The ruling parties refuse to let primary industries develop without numerous roadblocks, so regional growth and housing isn’t always viable.

Dot
Dot
July 2, 2023 11:37 am

Dr Wilson has a Medical License that states he cannot be put in jail.

No.

Vicki
Vicki
July 2, 2023 11:41 am

BTW No idea what the case against the lawyer involves – as I mentioned, this was just sent to me.

If the Misinformation of Disinformation is passed by this Orwellian government, such posts would be suspect immediately.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 2, 2023 11:43 am

Dr Wilson has a Medical License that states he cannot be put in jail.

Double no, because there’s no such thing.

Every halfwit up before the beak for violent drug-and-or-pisswreckery has a lawyer that says prison time would be difficult because of ‘medical issues’, which is code for withdrawals from ice or heroin. They are all ignored because there are medical facilities in every single prison or remand centre in the country.

Most of the bigger prisons have entire medical wards, some of which are in actual hospitals. Exhibit A: St.Augustine’s ward at St.Vincent’s in Melbourne.

Nobody, and I mean nobody gets either a let off, or let out of prison because of medical conditions. Exhibit B: Milat.

To summarise: No such thing.

Roger
Roger
July 2, 2023 11:43 am

Warwick McKibbin, among others, warning of a deflationary shock coming to the world economy. Says, essentially, that the RBA was slow to react to inflationary pressures and is overcompensating with rate rises, which it should pause.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 2, 2023 11:47 am

This John Wilson?

IN AN unusual judgment handed down in the Supreme Court, dentist John Wilson has, in effect, been banned from starting court proceedings in NSW.

Mr Wilson has been an enthusiastic amateur litigant for many years. Perhaps his most colourful effort was to try to have former premier Bob Carr declared guilty of treason and treachery for removing the state’s governor from Government House.

In his judgment last week, Justice David Davies noted: “When the proceedings came before me for hearing, Mr Wilson appeared for himself. He informed me at the outset that the court had no jurisdiction to do anything and that the appointment of all judges was fraudulent.”

Mr Wilson kept interrupting and was removed from court, as he has been in the past. The state’s Attorney-General had requested he be declared a vexatious litigant and supplied six volumes of material related to various proceedings in different courts from 1996 to last year.

Justice Davies noted that on one occasion, Mr Wilson had thrown two yellow paint bombs at a judge who displeased him.

Oh.

I wonder what the ‘harmless email’ mentioned above entailed.

Makka
Makka
July 2, 2023 11:48 am

Warwick McKibbin, among others, warning of a deflationary shock coming to the world economy.

He might be watching this;

https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/T10Y3M

Zatara
Zatara
July 2, 2023 11:49 am

Bwahahaha!

Boston University School of Law Offers Therapy for Students Upset Over Recent SCOTUS Rulings

Boston University School of Law is reminding any students who are upset about the recent rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court that the school offers mental health counseling services.

If you get easily triggered by court rulings, maybe law isn’t the best profession for you.

Vicki
Vicki
July 2, 2023 11:50 am

Sorry – should have read “If the Misinformation or Disinformation Bill …..”

The small letters in the insert box do my eyes in!

cohenite
July 2, 2023 11:50 am
eric hinton
eric hinton
July 2, 2023 11:50 am

Re euthanizing unhappy 14-year-olds; are we allowed to repurpose their organs like they’d, you know, stolen a car and had a prang or something?

Re a few threads back; the old man was at the Forrest Place demo, Zulu. Pelting St Gough.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 2, 2023 11:51 am

This John Wilson:

A supporter of One Nation WA Senator Rod Culleton has interrupted today’s High Court hearing into his political fate by accusing judges of presiding over a star chamber and kangaroo court.

Retired Sydney dentist John Wilson rose to his feet and started shouting at the five member bench just as lawyers for the Commonwealth were about to start substantive argument at 11.05am Canberra time.

“This is a star chamber. It’s a kangaroo court,” Mr Eilson said.

“There is no jury here. You have no jurisdiction.”

Justice Susan Kiefel asked Mr Wilson to sit down and remain silent, otherwise the police would come to remove him.

But he continued, saying “No justice here, no jury. You have no jurisdiction whatsoever”.

Next up: Wilson says ‘you have no standing’, and gives Er Honour six days to repent.

I’m beginning to warm to the concept of Wilson typing up his ‘medical licence not to go to jail’ himself, and printing it off in a public library somewhere.

Vicki
Vicki
July 2, 2023 11:52 am

This John Wilson?

Could be, KD.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 2, 2023 11:52 am

The not counted trope is another.”

The latest nonsense is “Suppose you were told you weren’t important enough, to be counted in the population of this country?”

Zatara
Zatara
July 2, 2023 11:54 am

Mr Wilson appeared for himself. He informed me at the outset that the court had no jurisdiction to do anything and that the appointment of all judges was fraudulent.”

Sovereign Citizen?

Roger
Roger
July 2, 2023 11:55 am

Are dentists calling themselves doctors now?

Who’s next…podiatrists?

[Yes, I know GPs aren’t doctors either, but let’s not get pedantic.]

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 2, 2023 11:56 am

This John Wilson (the Tele):

Wilson, 75, is a deregistered dentist who stopped payments for his North Rocks surgery after deciding the mortgage was unlawful under the Magna Carta – the English legal charter dating back to 1215.

He has had 17 cases in the higher courts, three of them against St George Bank.

He was jailed for contempt of court after throwing two paint bombs at a judge.

Wilson once claimed $25 million against the Dental Board and the State of NSW.

He claims everyone has a right to trial by jury and judges have no authority over him.

A very clear picture is emerging of this elderly wompus fruitcake.

Incidentally, he’s correct about the trial by jury thing. Everything else, though, is well and truly in the ‘back away, make no eye contact’ category.

Perfidious Albino
Perfidious Albino
July 2, 2023 11:56 am

Attended an industry breakfast during the week with a VIC Govt department Secretary as the draw card speaker. Spent the first 10 mins lecturing and hectoring the room to vote ‘yes’ to the voice, and that not voting is a ‘no’ vote. Completely inappropriate but not surprising in todays Victoria.

Dot
Dot
July 2, 2023 11:57 am

Wilson, 75, is a deregistered dentist who stopped payments for his North Rocks surgery after deciding the mortgage was unlawful under the Magna Carta – the English legal charter dating back to 1215.

Err, how so???

Cassie of Sydney
July 2, 2023 11:58 am

Methinks John Wilson is a serial nutter and pest.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 2, 2023 11:59 am

On unrelated matters:

Poms.
Horrid people.

The English are faux French. Appalling yet true.

Dot
Dot
July 2, 2023 12:02 pm

Gay glowie beer for feminised trannies.

Now I have heard it all.

Roger
Roger
July 2, 2023 12:02 pm

“Methinks John Wilson is a serial nutter and pest.”

What gives you that idea?

Zatara
Zatara
July 2, 2023 12:03 pm

Sovereign Citizen Movement

Wilson’s behavior described so far sounds like classic SovCit crap.

Youtube has heaps of hilarious videos of these morons going up against the cops and the courts (and getting their asses handed to them).

Wait until he starts ranting about Admiralty Courts and such.

shatterzzz
July 2, 2023 12:04 pm

It’s a sad day in “newsland” when this non event tops anything coming out of Ukraine .. LOL!
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/breaking_news/article-12255111/Convicted-rapist-Jarryd-Hayne-centre-life-threatening-prison-emergency.html

rickw
rickw
July 2, 2023 12:07 pm

The push for legalised pedophilia is only a few years away, it’s actually percolating now, and they’re now empowered enough to chant….”we’re coming for your children”.

Who still thinks the chuteless skydiving lessons of the ME are a bit harsh?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 2, 2023 12:09 pm

Wilson’s behavior described so far sounds like classic SovCit crap.

And:

Wait until he starts ranting about Admiralty Courts and such.

The original post on this beanbag mentioned he was part of an anti-mRNA vax group.

Once again, a self-important lunatic has embedded himself into a righteous cause and hijacked it for personal promotion, if not financial gain.

Faulty-esque, and anyone who falls for this deserves everything they get.

Zatara
Zatara
July 2, 2023 12:10 pm

Freeman on the land movement

Commonwealth variation of the Sovereign Citizen Movement.

Australia has its own tradition of pseudolaw, dating back to the 1980s and sovereign citizen concepts were imported into Australia during the 1990s. Local gurus have been using Australia-specific concepts; however, Australian pseudolaw litigants may also identify as freemen on the land or use Canadian-style freeman documents. There have been several court cases testing the core concept, none successful for the “freemen”. Local freeman on the land activists have made particular efforts to appeal to Indigenous Australians.

shatterzzz
July 2, 2023 12:11 pm

Dr Wilson has a Medical License that states he cannot be put in jail.

Not very bright is he? .. at 75 a spell in gaol would be the ideal way to get all those old age “niggles’large or small fixed .. priority medical treatment super quick & free .. what’s not to like? …

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 2, 2023 12:11 pm

British SAS chiefs ‘destroyed evidence of Afghanistan murders in war crime cover-up’

By george arbuthnott and jonathan calvert
11:59AM July 2, 2023
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Special forces commanders from the United Kingdom destroyed computer files to “cover up” potential evidence that SAS troops murdered unarmed civilians, it is alleged.

The commanders at special forces headquarters in London had been ordered to preserve computer evidence before a visit by Royal Military Police (RMP) officers investigating alleged war crimes by the SAS in Afghanistan.

But documents submitted to an official inquiry into the killings claim that the commanders defied the order and instead permanently deleted an unknown quantity of data from their main computer server.
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The inquiry was initiated after investigations by The Sunday Times and the BBC, which claimed that rogue SAS units executed innocent civilians during a campaign of night raids that were supposed to capture Taliban fighters.

The new evidence suggests that there were as many as 80 suspicious killings by three out of the four SAS squadrons between 2010 and 2013. The documents reveal the high kill rate of the SAS squadrons during their six-month tours of duty in Afghanistan. One soldier shot dead 35 people in a single tour.

This same soldier’s squadron carried out a night raid on the home of Saifullah Yar, who first gave a witness account to The Sunday Times describing how four members of his family had been shot dead in their home by the SAS in February 2011. The special forces soldiers allegedly handcuffed and hooded the victims before murdering them.

The killings were among more than 50 that were investigated by the RMP under an operation code-named Northmoor. The investigation was wound down by the government in 2017 after just three years. It did not lead to any prosecutions.

Yar’s lawyers, Leigh Day, criticised the RMP investigation as inadequate. They are representing a number of families who lost relatives during the night raids, and have made a submission to the inquiry based on documents disclosed by the Ministry of Defence after court action.

The submission quotes the MoD documents referring to “an unofficial policy of blooding in” new soldiers. The submission does not expand on what this means. However, the term has previously been used in an inquiry into the conduct of Australian special forces in Afghanistan to describe how junior soldiers were given the chance to shoot dead prisoners by their superiors to register their first kill.

The lawyers argue that the closure of Operation Northmoor was part of a “wide-ranging, multilayered” cover-up of the Afghan killings by the British army and government.

This began, it is alleged, with the UK special forces troops on the ground, who are accused of producing false official accounts of the killings, planting weapons on bodies to pretend the victims were armed, and failing in their duty to inform the RMP about the serious incidents.

Reports on the killings and other evidence were instead kept in a “controlled access security compartment” by senior special forces commanders to keep them secret, the documents say.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 2, 2023 12:13 pm

 Knuckle Dragger says:

July 2, 2023 at 11:56 am

This John Wilson (the Tele):

Wilson, 75, is a deregistered dentist who stopped payments for his North Rocks surgery after deciding the mortgage was unlawful under the Magna Carta – the English legal charter dating back to 1215.

OK.
Time to check the laughing gas purchases.
And maybe other drugs which have no application in dentistry.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
July 2, 2023 12:14 pm

Dot signaled:

From 1996 to 2023, that 3.75 mn terrace house in Paddington appreciated 7.16% a year, CAGR.

From 1998 to 2022, total wage growth including bonuses and overtime had CAGR of 2.98% a year.

By “3.74 mn” you mean A$3.75 million, yes?

Well anyone who could afford a $3.75M house in 1996 was a multimillionaire.
So the right comparison is the CAGR of the kind of job who could afford that price of house…. or better, the CAGR of the income of the actual person who bought the actual house in Paddington.

Perhaps the other reason such apparent discrepancies between average wage and average home price is not sustainable is because it doesn’t need to be; many people who are in the top 20% of incomes are not in that class 10 years later. Then somebody else comes along who thinks they can pay off the house at the even higher price, and the cycle of the imaginary carrot begins again. It would only need to be sustainable if you expected every purchaser of multi million dollar homes to actually pay it off and own it. The average wage growth would be more closely mirrored by median house price, not the highest price in the market, and less so by one particular property’s value.

rosie
rosie
July 2, 2023 12:15 pm

Progressives tried ‘let’s have sex with children!’ in the sixties and seventies*.
Parents said no.
They’ll continue to say no.
*those that thought they had a green light are still being identified and prosecuted.

johanna
johanna
July 2, 2023 12:17 pm

Perfect winter day here – bright blue skies, no wind, sunshine galore.

Had the first rush of people on their way to the snowfields this weekend. You know, the terrible snow season predicted by the BoM because it was going to be a warm, dry winter.

It was -4C last night, and there is plenty of snow.

Losers! 🙂

Dragnet
Dragnet
July 2, 2023 12:17 pm

I met Dr John Wilson over 20 years ago. He is a fruitcake.

areff
areff
July 2, 2023 12:18 pm

euthanizing unhappy 14-year-olds

Not a bad idea, judging by memories of my loins’ fruit between the ages of 12 and 17.

He wasn’t unhappy, though, just his parents adter being deafened by slamming doors, obscene outbursts and brushes with the law.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 2, 2023 12:21 pm

Roger says:
July 2, 2023 at 10:46 am
The “oldest living culture” tag is certainly open to dispute. The rationale behind it is genomic studies that purport to show that Australian aboriginals diverged from the Eurasian population before any other ethnic group did.

That makes them no better than the second oldest, they diverged from an earlier “living culture”.

rickw
rickw
July 2, 2023 12:21 pm

Progressives tried ‘let’s have sex with children!’ in the sixties and seventies*.
Parents said no.

Check with munty on this first.

We have reached a new level of insanity.

Tom
Tom
July 2, 2023 12:23 pm

I have not watched or heard a word of Nein’s cut-price Ashes coverage because I have been listening to the radio coverage of the Ashes Australian and NZ commercial radio rights holder SEN.

It is the most entertaining radio programming I have heard this year – not just in sport – with its mix of Australian, Kiwi, Pommy and Indian commentators.

But most interest for me is the de facto leader of the commentary team, sports journalism veteran Adam White, who has worked everywhere from Fox Sports and the ABC to his most recent position as the star of the breakfast program at the horse racing industry’s Victorian station, RSN in Melbourne.

White tearfully resigned from RSN last November, saying his media work had been a selfish indulgence that had not been fair on his wife Emma and their two small children, so it was his turn to be a house dad and let Emma pursue her own career.

White is not only a very witty media performer; he’s also a cricket tragic who lately has been calling Sheffield Shield in his spare time for Cricket Australia.

And so here he is living the cricket tragic’s dream of calling the Ashes series from the home of cricket, Lords in London.

White and the SEN coverage have been brilliant. SEN has radio stations in every Australian and NZ capital capital, which are all carrying the Ashes coverage. I’ll be listening tonight for the enthralling fifth day of the Lords test.

It beats the hell out of Nein’s offering, which has all the hallmarks of a cash-strapped TV network trying to save money on its cricket coverage to save its dollars for its only sports money spinner, rugby league.

rickw
rickw
July 2, 2023 12:23 pm

The new evidence suggests that there were as many as 80 suspicious killings by three out of the four SAS squadrons between 2010 and 2013.

Sounds like they knew how to conduct themselves in a tribal Islamic hell hole.

shatterzzz
July 2, 2023 12:23 pm

From 1996 to 2023, that 3.75 mn terrace house in Paddington appreciated 7.16% a year, CAGR.

Except for the dire shortage of rental properties stories like this Paddington one wouldn’t make the news .. there is nothing exceptional about a property that hasn’t been on the market in decades being worth afew bob nowadayz ..
Friend of mine bought in Neutral Bay, down by the Harbour end, 4 bedrooms, $11 500 in 1970 .. last offer he had was $2.5 mill last year .. these prices happen all the time around the lower North Shore suburbs ..
I’m old enuf to remember when (during the Saturday morning wrestlingextravaganza on TV) the ads were bombarding us with 5 acres house/land packages at Blacktown for $7 500

Cassie of Sydney
July 2, 2023 12:25 pm

“Progressives tried ‘let’s have sex with children!’ in the sixties and seventies*.
Parents said no.
They’ll continue to say no.
*those that thought they had a green light are still being identified and prosecuted.”

True, but I would argue that the family unit and religious organisations were much stronger in the sixties and seventies, and they provided a much bigger and better force field.

Nowadays, everything is cracked and broken, and the activists are much, much more sly. They’ll use legislation, like lowering the age of consent, until it’s very low, they’ll use intimidation, they’ll use violence. Also, progressives have hold of almost all our institutions, from media to academia, to politics, to entertainment. And we’re already seeing the use of the phrase “minor attracted persons” rather than the word “pedophiles” to describe perverts.

Some prominent LGBTQI activists don’t believe in any age of consent. Queer theory is very explicit about how minors, even babies, can consent sexually.

Anyway, I knew much of this would happen, which is why I voted NO in 2017. SSM was the Trojan Horse. I knew it at the time and I have been proven right.

MatrixTransform
July 2, 2023 12:28 pm

Check with munty on this first

yeah, speak up mUnty.
have you eaten the whole bag of Crazy Crisps?

if you didn’t
then by mUnty’s razor, you clearly aren’t left enough

which makes you a Nazi

so punch yourself in the face

rosie
rosie
July 2, 2023 12:29 pm

If Monty the eminent Catholic theologian is around, the homily at mass today mentioned that objective love in a Catholic sense is, to quote Aquinas,”to love is to will the good of the other” and of course as the gospel today tells us God comes before husband, wife or children.
I suspect that may not be bending to whatever the prevailing Secular wind is.
Too ‘Orthodox’?

Salvatore, Iron Publican
July 2, 2023 12:33 pm

But documents submitted to an official inquiry into the killings claim that the commanders defied the order and instead permanently deleted an unknown quantity of data from their main computer server.

Pommy commanders know how to handle politicans & crumpvoerts types.

Pommy Commanders: Protecting their troops from shiny arses.
Ozzi Commanders: Pinning medals on each other & giving evidence against their troops.

rosie
rosie
July 2, 2023 12:34 pm

Maybe Cassie, but I hope a parent’s instinct to protect their child from harm is sufficient to overcome that deterioration.
And as the numerous cases attest, including the latest involving Beaumaris Primary, it is harm.

m0nty
m0nty
July 2, 2023 12:35 pm

bergoglian (Pope Francis and the “Deep Church”)

LOL! What next, Deep Liberals?

Ooh I know, Deep Wind.

m0nty
m0nty
July 2, 2023 12:37 pm

If Monty the eminent Catholic theologian is around, the homily at mass today mentioned that objective love in a Catholic sense is, to quote Aquinas,”to love is to will the good of the other” and of course as the gospel today tells us God comes before husband, wife or children.
I suspect that may not be bending to whatever the prevailing Secular wind is.

To ‘Orthodox’?

Trad Caths would reject this teaching in the context of their ideological enemies. Trads are more into willing the evil of the other.

cohenite
July 2, 2023 12:38 pm

Roger says:
July 2, 2023 at 10:46 am
The “oldest living culture” tag is certainly open to dispute. The rationale behind it is genomic studies that purport to show that Australian aboriginals diverged from the Eurasian population before any other ethnic group did.

The current bunch got here about 12000 bya, just before the land bridges were covered by the rising seas due to the SUVs they drove around. They came from Sri Lanka, kicked the previous mob down to Tassie, finished off the Mega Fauna, burnt the place down and were having continual fights with each other when Cook floated into Sydney. This is all trite but the BS about how noble they were and were here forever is just part of the commie plot.

Roger
Roger
July 2, 2023 12:40 pm

I think you’ll need to define ‘good’, rosie.

Morsie
Morsie
July 2, 2023 12:44 pm

Got a call from parents retirement village.Your dad 96 had a fall.
He tripped over Mums walker she is 94 and put a large hole in the plaster with his head.
Luckily he is OK. They still insist on living independently.Didnt know whether to laugh or cry.

johanna
johanna
July 2, 2023 12:44 pm

euthanizing unhappy 14-year-olds

Doing that would leave a bigger demographic gap than WWI.

14 is not the age of optimum happiness in modern Western culture. It wasn’t that great 50 years ago. As I recall, it was like Eric Burdon sang:

Pain more painful laugh a much louder, yeah

It is also the peak age for girls to be involved in cutting and anorexia.

Yep, a good sized potential cull there. 🙁

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
July 2, 2023 12:46 pm

‘Be vigilant’: Australians travelling to France hit with new warning from DFAT as civil unrest erupts across the country

I do hope the French don’t find out from CCTV in 3 years that poor Nahel Merzouk was only trying to barter some weed in a deal gone wrong.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 2, 2023 12:48 pm

Friend of mine bought in Neutral Bay, down by the Harbour end, 4 bedrooms, $11 500 in 1970 .. last offer he had was $2.5 mill last year ..

4 bedroom place in Neutral Bay only 2.5mill?
What’s wrong with the place?

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
July 2, 2023 12:58 pm

Yes campaign looks to pivot away from celebrity endorsements

Celebs getting a whiff of a silent majority No and withdrawing their brands from the losing side?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 2, 2023 1:00 pm

Cost of failure a reason to try voice, premier urges
Tricia Rivera

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said Australians “all share in the cost of failure” of current outcomes for Indigenous people, claiming the voice to parliament presents an opportunity for change.

“It’s not like the current system is working for Indigenous people but we’re spending billions, billions and billions of dollars that we all pay for as taxpayers … for education outcomes to get worse, for the number of Aboriginal people in jail to go up, for the number of Aboriginal kids taken away to go up,” he said in a press conference on Sunday.

“We all share in the cost of failure and it’s a big cost in dollars and so much more, let’s do something different.”

The Premier said the yes campaign should hold rallies, much like the one planned in Melbourne on Sunday, and also engage with those who are undecided.

“I think you’ve got to do all of that and more. Campaigning is about sharing with people the reasons why you’re voting for a particular candidate, or why you’re voting for a particular way,” he said.

“I’m not here to tell people how to vote, I can just share the reasons why I’m voting yes in the hope that they discover the reasons they should vote yes.”

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 2, 2023 1:01 pm

Tasmanian indigenous activist Michael Mansell…

Sure. Saw Mansell about in the 1980s down in Hobart at the University of Tasmania.

He had red hair and blue eyes.

Salvatore, Iron Publican
July 2, 2023 1:03 pm

The Premier said the yes campaign should hold rallies .. engage with those who are undecided.

“Campaigning is about sharing with people the reasons why you’re voting for a particular candidate, or why you’re voting for a particular way,” he said.

“I’m not here to tell people how to vote, I can just share the reasons why I’m voting yes in the hope that they discover the reasons they should vote yes.”

Wow, the blowback from hectoring the normies as “racists” must have been fierce.

MatrixTransform
July 2, 2023 1:04 pm

c’mon mUnty … take a stand

say yr piece

Makka
Makka
July 2, 2023 1:11 pm

Dan may be on to something here, nobody has ever thought of.

“It’s not like the current system is working for Indigenous people but we’re spending billions, billions and billions of dollars that we all pay for as taxpayers … for education outcomes to get worse, for the number of Aboriginal people in jail to go up, for the number of Aboriginal kids taken away to go up,” he said in a press conference on Sunday.

It’s as if no matter what amount of money is being spent, robbed, wasted, skimmed, scammed and and generally confiscated from taxpayers – there is no nett gain for the indidge. Only the abo industry is thriving. Thanks Dan!

Johnny Rotten
July 2, 2023 1:11 pm

I believe time wounds all heels.

– John Lennon

Siltstone
Siltstone
July 2, 2023 1:13 pm

Foreign-owned Rio Tinto seeks to change Australia’s constitution and gives $2 million (tax deductible) to the inVoice campaign. Company policy states “we respect every countries political process and do not get involved in political matters”. Liars and hypocrites.

Roger
Roger
July 2, 2023 1:14 pm

Saw Mansell about in the 1980s down in Hobart at the University of Tasmania.

He had red hair and blue eyes.

I believe the Mansell clan looms large indigenous politics in Tasmania, almost to the point of saying who can and who cannot claim indigenous status.

Johnny Rotten
July 2, 2023 1:15 pm

Sure. Saw Mansell about in the 1980s down in Hobart at the University of Tasmania.

He had red hair and blue eyes.

Maybe he was Celt a long way from home.

Zatara
Zatara
July 2, 2023 1:15 pm

“We all share in the cost of failure and it’s a big cost in dollars and so much more, let’s do something different.”

“Trying something different” does not equal an actual risk assessed plan.

Especially when the foreseeable effects of that ‘something different’ are so massively destructive and no definitively positive effects on nation as a whole can be detected.

It’s a ridiculous risk with no apparent national gain.

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