Open Thread – Weekend 1 July 2023


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

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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 2, 2023 10:15 pm

50 partnership in 4.4 overs.
Broad contributed 1.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 2, 2023 10:16 pm

What, every time a ball goes through to the Wickety,without incident, the Umpy has gotta blow his whistle to give the Dead Ball all clear?

The extent of your imbecility in this field of endeavour is made clear by your reference to a ‘wickety’. In any event, here you go – the relevant Law:

20.1.2 The ball shall be considered to be dead when it is clear to the bowler’s end umpire that the fielding side and both batters at the wicket have ceased to regard it as in play.

The fielding side clearly regarded the ball to be in play, regardless of what the kipper-muncher though.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 2, 2023 10:17 pm

Bloody hell.

*thought*

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 2, 2023 10:18 pm

Great play by Stokes.
He has targeted Green.
Which means Captain Carbon has to bowl himself and the injury prone Starc and Hazelwood right through.
If he bowls Smiff or Head, I reckon Stokes will go them too.

Rabz
July 2, 2023 10:18 pm

Who’s the bimbo with that fat gliberal imbecile*?

*The Tubbster

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 2, 2023 10:21 pm

Stokes is indeed booming it.

However, he’ll need to get another ton – on his own – to carry off the win, which will mean he’ll have to be there at the end on 200 red inks.

If he does it, he’ll eclipse Ian Botham’s effort in the 80s – which would be quite something.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 2, 2023 10:21 pm

Whatever.
It’s poor sportsmanship, Cummins oughta be askin’ the Umpies to recall Jonny for another bat.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 2, 2023 10:22 pm

How good would it be if Ollie Robinson mankaded the Cheating Midget Houso Ranga at the next outing?

That would make it the perfect Test, regardless of the eventual result.

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

20.1.2 The ball shall be considered to be dead when it is clear to the bowler’s end umpire that the fielding side and both batters at the wicket have ceased to regard it as in play.

All the stupidest sporting rules contain some aspect of officials having to divine the intent of the participants.
In effect, this means a player leaving the last ball before a break for the keeper, touching his bat down behind the crease, then turning to walk off can be stumped if the ump hasn’t called “lunch” or “tea”.

Rabz
July 2, 2023 10:26 pm

Just lovely to see Muzlee Kwajaa getting into a contretemps with a wallee in the shed.

You can’t take the useless whining lazy cheating imbeciles anywhere, it seems.

Rabz
July 2, 2023 10:28 pm

the Cheating Midget Houso Ranga

Was mouthing off at the english wallee who isn’t Stokes when they were all stomping off the ground.

A national disgrace.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 2, 2023 10:28 pm

It’s poor sportsmanship, Cummins oughta be askin’ the Umpies to recall Jonny for another bat.

As the people in commentary – all ex-professional crikkiters – are discussing now, this is something batsmen learn while juniors.

So – again – no.

Whatever.

Totes whatevs indeed.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 2, 2023 10:33 pm

 Knuckle Dragger says:

July 2, 2023 at 10:21 pm

Stokes is indeed booming it.

However, he’ll need to get another ton – on his own – to carry off the win, which will mean he’ll have to be there at the end on 200 red inks.

This is where Bazball works.
More as “hit and run” rather than going after every ball.
The Aussies go to lunch thinking, “Shit, half an hour ago they needed 200, now it is 128”.
Captain Carbon knows that could drop below 100 very quickly if he bowls Green, Head or Smiff.
Broad can defend.
So I reckon Stokes will come out after lunch playing some Test cricket and some T20.
He will have another bowler in mind to take to if Head, Smiff and Green don’t bowl.
My money is on Hazlewood being the target.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 2, 2023 10:34 pm

In effect, this means a player leaving the last ball before a break for the keeper, touching his bat down behind the crease, then turning to walk off can be stumped if the ump hasn’t called “lunch” or “tea”.

Or ‘over’.

Or if the keeper hasn’t flicked the pill off to the cordon, or somewhere else with the very obvious intent of having it returned to the bowler – in which case the ball is very obviously dead. In this case, it wasn’t.

It might be stupid, but it’s also gamesmanship by the batsman. They will work on the premise that the fielding team won’t do something despite it being in the laws of the game.

Dot
Dot
July 2, 2023 10:41 pm

Ben Stokes!
Ben Stokes!
Ben Stokes!

Indian readers of this blog will get it.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 2, 2023 10:43 pm

tRaIToRs!!!
Talking cricket whilst a coop-de-tatt is in progress!

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
July 2, 2023 10:46 pm

Bairstow correctly run out. If you don’t know the rules by the time you’re playing test cricket you don’t have a voice in the matter.

The old pooves in the egg & bacon can get farkked.

If Carey missed with the throw Bairstow should have been given out anyway because he’s fat. a ranga and a pom.

End of story.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 2, 2023 10:46 pm

I spose if ya get brought up on AFL or Wogball, cheating is 99% of the game, which is a good reason to only have Wicketys from Queensland.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 2, 2023 10:46 pm

What actually happened at Lord’s?

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
July 2, 2023 10:47 pm

It would be even better if he was bleck – waaccist!

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 2, 2023 10:51 pm

a good reason to only have Wicketys from Queensland.

Oh bless.

Ed, talking as though he’s ever been outside.

You go grrl.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 2, 2023 10:51 pm

I can only take that Bairstow was run out by Carey when over hadn’t been called. In which he’s fair game and in the immortal words of Billy Birmingham, “got im yes piss off your out!”

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
July 2, 2023 10:54 pm

Black Ball….

Ball was bowled, through to the keeper. Bairstow wandered out of his crease and Carey underarmed the stumps down from his position back behind the stumps.

Out. The ball was still live. If Carey had fumbled they would have been able to run a single.

Stiff shit fat ranga.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 2, 2023 10:55 pm

Wait for it.
“Joe Burns being called up to replace Nathan Lyon.”

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 2, 2023 10:55 pm

Tell you what.

If Stokes gets this done, he’ll get a knighthood and deserve it.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
July 2, 2023 10:56 pm

Cummings bowling tactics are shit.
Global warming.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 2, 2023 10:57 pm

Ha!

Smith drops him!

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 2, 2023 10:57 pm

Cummins will withdraw the Appeal or be branded a cheat forever.
Bairstow stumped Carey, what a joke.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 2, 2023 10:58 pm

Yes.
Hazlewood is the target.
Second ball after lunch goes into the cheap seats.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 2, 2023 10:58 pm

I done that exact same thing in local cricket Barking Toad. Old mate had problem with footwork and kept stumbling after the ball was delivered. I as keeper underarmed it and ran him out. Was no problem then, should be none at this level either.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 2, 2023 11:01 pm

Cummins will withdraw the Appeal or be branded a cheat forever.
Bairstow stumped Carey, what a joke.

No, Captain Fly Around The World is well within his rights not to recall. Smiffy and Ranga, along with Bancroft, not so much.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
July 2, 2023 11:01 pm

The short stuff worked yesterday.
Cummings can’t accept it’s not working today.
Smith dropping catches doesn’t help.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 2, 2023 11:01 pm

OK.
Let’s see if Stokes goes Captain Carbon.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 2, 2023 11:05 pm

Stokes will be gassed pretty soon and it’ll be all over.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 2, 2023 11:05 pm

Aaaand … confirmed.
Hazlewood is definitely the target.

rosie
rosie
July 2, 2023 11:07 pm
Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 2, 2023 11:08 pm

Jesus.

Put it on the top of off stump.

Hazlewood to be ‘injured’ shortly.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
July 2, 2023 11:08 pm

Cummings has no idea. Every fieldsman on the boundary and has bowlers delivering short shit to be hit for four or over the fence. Which where it goes.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
July 2, 2023 11:10 pm

Have a go you hippie poof.
Set a field to take wickets!

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

BJ
4 hours ago
$35+ Billion per year, 55% of the land mass, renaming of sites, closure of sites, Federal, State and Territory indigenous departments and corporations, members in every parliament, racial preferential treatment in health/education government and business, welcome to country/acknowledgment of country at every turn. But this is still not enough. It will never be enough. Yet there is not one word of gratitude or grace and worse still not one acknowledgment of Aboriginal wrongs of the past or present. Not one inward looking concept to examine their own cultural and societal failings and the realisation that prior to 1788 it was a harsh, cold, hot, hungry, violent, short life.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 2, 2023 11:19 pm

I had a thought on the standard of archeology in Australia today.
In other countries they get various eras with objects found assisting in creating stories of progress, disaster, setback and struggles.

From caves, to cottages, to towns, to castles and so on.

In Australia you have caves. Shell rubbish tips, and rock and wood tools.
You have no tale of progress, struggle etc because for the most part it was unchanged.
How soul destroying for people involved in it. No wonder they spend so much effort believing the woo-woo must have deep meaning.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 2, 2023 11:23 pm

Finally.

Hazlewood given the arse.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 2, 2023 11:28 pm

Ponting thinks the go is to bowl wide of off to dry up the runs and maybe pick up a mis-hit off the toe of the bat.
Trouble is with that plan is that three quicks will have to send down a lot of overs.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 2, 2023 11:31 pm

In Australia you have caves. Shell rubbish tips, and rock and wood tools.
You have no tale of progress, struggle etc because for the most part it was unchanged.

No.
In Australia you have bullshit.
Anything that doesn’t support the 65,000 years Myth is suppressed
And don’t be blaming Aborigines for that, they’re not the ones doing the research.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 2, 2023 11:38 pm

Captain Carbon needs to set deep mid wicket out on St John’s Wood Road.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 3, 2023 12:14 am

Aaaaaand, the end.

Stokes 150+. Great knock.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 3, 2023 12:25 am

I will resist the temptation to make any crude references to Head and Tongue playing in the same game.

Tom
Tom
July 3, 2023 12:39 am

Poms are nine wickets down for 307 runs needing 371 to win the Lords Test, while, off the field, Lords members have been abusing Australian players in the Long Room at lunch.

20-20 hit and giggle was never this dramatic. Classic Test cricket.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 3, 2023 12:42 am

Long room abuse:-
“That was jolly poor form, you bounders!”

Tom
Tom
July 3, 2023 1:10 am

Australia wins the second Ashes Test at Lords and now lead the series two-nil. Not even an heroic second-innings 155 from Ben Stokes could save the Poms.

Tom
Tom
July 3, 2023 1:32 am

Paywallian (story filed before Australia won the Lords Test):

The last day of the Lord’s Test is being played out amid ugly scenes, a cacophony of boos and series of controversies that will echo through the series.
Security staff had to intervene as members abused the Australian players making their way from the field and through the long room.
Footage showed Usman Khawaja stop and engage with a member before an official stepped between both.
One person there told The Australian that Khawaja responded to the abuse by calling one fan a “pork chop”.
Khawaja then appeared to point out the person responsible to security staff.
The witness said that earlier David Warner had been accosted by a member on the stairwell who was described as “an older gent who had quite a bit of red wine”.
Members had been warned not to engage with players before the team came through.
Another member had to be spoken to for abusing Marnus Labuschagne.
There are further reports, unconfirmed, of a physical scuffle with another player on the stairs between the dressing and dining rooms.
Ricky Ponting was also abused in the lunch break by the crowd, which was incensed by the stumping of Jonny Bairstow in that session.
The MCC is preparing a statement on the incident and it is understood the chief executive Guy Lavender spoke to members during the lunch break to remind them that opposition players need be respected.
Rarely has the rarefied atmosphere at Lord’s taken the sort of turn with the stands sounding like an angry mob at a cage fight.
The game that Australia looked to have lost in the margins on the fourth evening was squared in them on the fourth morning.
With England inching its way toward an unlikely victory Cameron Green bowled a bouncer that sailed past Bairstow and into Alex Carey’s glove.
The batsman wandered casually from his crease and the keeper under armed the ball into the stumps.
The Australians went up in celebration, the crowd, initially stunned, began to announce its displeasure, the sound rising and occasionally shaping into that old “same old Aussies always cheating” ditty.
Replays showed that Bairstow had been similarly careless in previous deliveries and the keeper had attempted a similar dismissal himself earlier in the game.
Carey had taken the ball and thrown it in one motion, but even if he had paused the laws of cricket state that the ball is still in play until both sides regard it as so.
“20.1.2 The ball shall be considered to be dead when it is clear to the bowler’s end umpire that the fielding side and both batters at the wicket have ceased to regard it as in play.”
The error was Bairstow’s just as the error on the previous evening was Mitchell Starc’s.
The incident seems to have enraged Ben Stokes, who hit a series of angry boundaries, including three successive sixes to bring up his hundred.
The England captain appears intent on mounting the one man assault that got his team over the line at Headingley in 2019.
England needed 128 runs at the break with bowler Stuart Broad batting alongside Stokes.
The morning began with cricket still wrestling over the decision to disallow a catch that Starc believed he had taken in the minutes before play finished for the day.
Starc had made good ground and caught the ball cleanly but grounded the ball in his hand as he came to a halt.
Again the law is clear that it was not a catch.
An MCC spokesperson said: “The Long Room is unique in world cricket and the great privilege of players passing through the Pavilion is very special. After this morning’s play, emotions were running high, and words were unfortunately exchanged with some of the Australian team, by a small number of Members.
“We have unreservedly apologised to the Australian Team and will deal with any Member who has not maintained the standard we expect through our disciplinary processes. It was not necessary to eject anyone from the ground and I am pleased to say that there was no repeat of this as the players resumed the field for this afternoon’s session.
The Australian team said: “Australian management has requested the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) investigate several incidents involving spectators in the members area during lunch on day five of the Lord’s Test.
It is alleged players and staff from the Australian team were verbally abused, with some being physically contacted, as they made their way to lunch through the members area.

Link.

caveman
caveman
July 3, 2023 2:59 am

20.1.2 The ball shall be considered to be dead when it is clear to the bowler’s end umpire that the fielding side and both batters at the wicket have ceased to regard it as in play.”

When we played school yard cricket, the batter would always stump his toe or bat behind the crease to signal safe. And we all took that as end of play.
Just watching Baristow did the same he stumps his toe behind the crease prior to walking out. Yeah, we didn’t have umpires though.

Tom
Tom
July 3, 2023 4:01 am

Johannes Leak. Brilliant.

Tom
Tom
July 3, 2023 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
July 3, 2023 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
July 3, 2023 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
July 3, 2023 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
July 3, 2023 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
July 3, 2023 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
July 3, 2023 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
July 3, 2023 4:12 am
Tom
Tom
July 3, 2023 4:13 am
Tom
Tom
July 3, 2023 4:14 am
Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
July 3, 2023 4:20 am

Thanks Tom.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
July 3, 2023 4:29 am

I love the Internet, and I love that you can say whatever you want.

– Joan Rivers

LOL. If only that were true…………

Zatara
Zatara
July 3, 2023 4:47 am

You can have my fireworks when you pry them from my cold dead hands.

That’s them over there on the bench.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 3, 2023 4:55 am

Crikey the moon is bright this morning.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 3, 2023 4:58 am

Kind of crazy that Blum kicked off the case against UNC in 2014 that resulted in the ruling a few days ago…in 2023.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 3, 2023 5:54 am

Blum?
What sort of name is that?
Sounds German.
Or worse still, Dutch.

rosie
rosie
July 3, 2023 6:07 am
rosie
rosie
July 3, 2023 6:13 am

Even my somewhat progressive daughter doesn’t believe diversity in ideas and mores doesn’t come from diversity in skin colour.
It’s bunkum.
As bunkum as thinking all white men think the same.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 3, 2023 6:21 am

Berenson is an odd fellow.
When it came to ivermectin, he was all about the studies proving it didn’t work.
And that correlation means nothing.

Now he’s kicked off on mRNA jabs causing infertility.
And he’s flipped it.
Studies mean nothing (which at best are inconclusive).
But correlation is everything.

I’m not a paying subscriber to his substack so can’t read all of his most recent post.
But it’s the same thing he’s been going on about for the last few weeks.

rosie
rosie
July 3, 2023 6:22 am

‘Well, we’re going to treat this person differently because of what you may have experienced and what historically may have happened to you decades and decades ago.’ … That cannot be the path forward for reconciliation of past bigotry and discrimination.”

Its not even necessarily ‘you’ being considered for the Voice it’s the experiences of grandparents and beyond.
Enough of the sins of our forefathers.
Enough of perpetual victimhood and abrogation of personal responsibility.

rosie
rosie
July 3, 2023 6:28 am

Maybe people are having less children because families are so stretched financially.
Is there an increase in people seeking infertility treatments or are people just looking at birth rates, which in the West have been consistently trending down for decades.
The smaller the pool of women of child bearing age, the less babies.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 3, 2023 6:32 am

I’m just surprised someone who banged the table about correlation/causation for two years can have this lack of awareness when it’s something he looks to want to believe.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 3, 2023 6:40 am

Jeez there’s some whining coming from the usual quarters (England) this morning.

Ben Stokes said post-match that ‘if the shoe was on the other foot I’d have a bit of a think about the spirit of the game’.

Stokes conveniently forgot that Jonny Bairstow himself tried to do the same thing more than once to Australian batsmen during the very same Test, and that only last year Ollie Pope ran out a New Zealand batsman from the cordon in the same manner.

Teary rangas with no self-awareness.

Cassie of Sydney
July 3, 2023 6:55 am

The latest PJW on France….

The Truth About France

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLKmwuuo5h0

Depressing and true.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 3, 2023 6:57 am

More ‘they don’t like it up ’em Sir!’ news from the Hun:

McCullum was so unimpressed at the way Australia handled the episode that he told the BBC “I can’t imagine we’ll be having a beer any time soon.”

This is the same McCullum who when playing for New Zealand in 2006 ran out Muttiah Muralitharan while he was celebrating mid-pitch with Kumar Sangakkara, who had just scored a century.

And (Cummins):

“You see Jonny do it all the time. He did it day one to David Warner. He did it to Steve (Smith) in 2019. It’s a really common thing for keepers to do if they see a batter keep leaving the crease.

He’s a flog, but right. It is common, and the Poms conveniently forgot they have quite a bit of form for doing it at international level.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
July 3, 2023 7:00 am

I just watched the Bairstow stumping.
Not a damn thing controversial about it at all – that’s out in any grade.
The only disgrace came from the ignorant slippery pricks who now infest the membership of Lords.

Cassie of Sydney
July 3, 2023 7:09 am

So, in 2023 we have now reached a stage where closing bank accounts is a weapon being used by the establishment to prevent people whose views they don’t like from being able to function.

Dot
Dot
July 3, 2023 7:12 am

Ball was bowled, through to the keeper. Bairstow wandered out of his crease and Carey underarmed the stumps down from his position back behind the stumps.

Bairstow is a mental weakling.

Zatara
Zatara
July 3, 2023 7:19 am

Woman who lost job after tweeting view on biological sex awarded £100,000

A researcher who lost her job at a thinktank after tweeting that transgender women could not change their biological sex has been awarded more than £100,000 in compensation by an employment tribunal.

Bravo. Make the woke pay cash for forcing it on the rest of us.

Cassie of Sydney
July 3, 2023 7:26 am

“Woman who lost job after tweeting view on biological sex awarded £100,000”

Maya Forstater, one of my heroes, from Terf Island. A woman who fought back, and won. She’ll probably now have her bank account closed too.

Maya is another one of those pesky women that our resident pervert apologist would like to see punched. Oh wait, Maya has become a staunch friend and supporter of Kellie-Jay Keen.

Here’s a radical thoughts for the day….

A cock in a frock does NOT maketh the woman.

132andBush
132andBush
July 3, 2023 7:28 am

I’m just surprised someone who banged the table about correlation/causation for two years can have this lack of awareness when it’s something he looks to want to believe.

A lot of that going on these days.

See AGW.

lotocoti
lotocoti
July 3, 2023 7:31 am

Work around test.

Dot
Dot
July 3, 2023 7:33 am

I’m just surprised someone who banged the table about correlation/causation for two years can have this lack of awareness when it’s something he looks to want to believe.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granger_causality

It can be done with enough data. That’s just one way.

The worst is when sloppy thinking enters the chat and society is inflicted with a degenerative thought process.

*Correlation isn’t necessarily causal*
“Correlation isn’t causal”
‘You can’t prove causality’

This makes me want to slap some sense into people.

Then they’ll tell us the results of a computer simulation or Markov chain model.

(My brain and face start melting in light of this smug, hypocritical stupidity).

JMH
JMH
July 3, 2023 7:45 am

Thank you Tom. Missed the ‘toons.

lotocoti
lotocoti
July 3, 2023 7:47 am

Splendid.
The blog hamsters can handle a bajillion characters long work around for those of us without twitter.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 3, 2023 7:47 am

And there was I thinking that she [Fiona Stanley]was a sane choice for the Australian Of The Year that year. Sadly they all go bad.

Stanley is rent-a-crowd for the Lefty crowd. Janet Holmes a Court in a (former) white coat. Exhibit A for the dangers of speaking outside your area of expertise.

bons
bons
July 3, 2023 7:54 am

I did madam’s itty bitty tax on Saturday night.
It was a good exercise for me because it reminded me again that Albanese has not even attempted to lift himself clear of the Marrackville street thug culture.
Flicking the low and middle income tax rebate without making it part of his manisfesto is nothing, right? It’s only $1,300, right? Wow, that’s less than the cost of rhinestones on the womens’ dresses at the Parliugly ball.
But the renting couple with two kids whose tax you just secretly raised by $1,300 might just see things differently you scum.

Zatara
Zatara
July 3, 2023 8:02 am

Another marxist abuse of power gets whacked back.

Biden loses ‘ghost gun’ case, ATF ban ‘unlawful’

In another blow to President Joe Biden’s war on guns, a federal judge has reversed an ATF ban on so-called “ghost guns,” ruling that the president and his gun agency overstepped their jurisdiction.

“Because the court concludes that the government cannot regulate those items without violating federal law, the court holds that the government’s recently enacted final rule … is unlawful agency action taken in excess of the ATF’s statutory jurisdiction. On this basis, the court vacates the final rule.”

It’s been a good week or so for western civilization in the courts.

Dot
Dot
July 3, 2023 8:03 am

Someone tell me how to access KiwiFarms.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
July 3, 2023 8:07 am

Holding mobile/ seatbelt/ knickers* cameras are officially contributing their part to the Dannistan budget recovery process** but I’m yet to identify such a camera. Does anyone know if they are all trailer-mounted temporary ones or are permanent ones installed? I know Rosie reckons she’s seen them but she didn’t say which type she’s noticed.

* Remembering that lady who thought she’d check the photo and was reminded she had her short skirt that day.
** It’s a camera-fine-led recovery! (Supplemented by gougey land taxes.) ***
*** Your government hates you.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
July 3, 2023 8:18 am

You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.

– Albert Einstein

shatterzzz
July 3, 2023 8:27 am

Gotta luv this comment on a story regarding not climbing a mountain in Qld cos NAIDOC Week (why do 251s get a whole week & we only get one day, 26 Jan?) ..

Maybe these same people should refuse all payments from Centrelink for the period of NAIDOC Week in respect to the taxpayers who fund it?

Crossie
Crossie
July 3, 2023 8:30 am

shatterzzz says:
July 3, 2023 at 8:27 am
Gotta luv this comment on a story regarding not climbing a mountain in Qld cos NAIDOC Week (why do 251s get a whole week & we only get one day, 26 Jan?) ..

Because it takes time to push something undesirable on a population, just look at the pride month in the US.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 3, 2023 8:31 am

Holding mobile/ seatbelt/ knickers* cameras are officially contributing their part to the Dannistan budget recovery process

They’re certainly around in Sydney. One of the rellies got done for looking at a mobile while waiting at the lights. Three points and about $450.

Diogenes
Diogenes
July 3, 2023 8:34 am

Maybe these same people should refuse all payments from Centrelink for the period of NAIDOC Week in respect to the taxpayers who fund it?

They were talking about this at drinks yesterday. I’m pretty sure I know which way 100+ votes will be cast for the inVoice.

rosie
rosie
July 3, 2023 8:36 am
Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 3, 2023 8:48 am

Every man needs a good shovel.

– Ivan Milat

rosie
rosie
July 3, 2023 8:51 am

I’m betting the popular spots where people are held up at lights for extended periods.
Like the squeegee intersection, Hoddle St, Alexander Parade, Dynon Rd.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 3, 2023 8:52 am

‘It’s crippling families’: parents say childcare centres pushing up rates as Labor’s subsidy kicks in
Experts warn early learning centres may seek to capitalise on government’s scheme, which comes into effect from early July

So its working exactly as intended then?

Medicare, the gold standard for “its not a tax, its a payment for a service” since… forever..

The education minister, Jason Clare, said the government was looking at whether Medicare-style universal childcare could be on the agenda in the future.

He told Sunrise on Friday the subsidy was “just a start”, pointing to a productivity commission under way looking into how affordability and access could be improved in the long term.

rosie
rosie
July 3, 2023 8:52 am

And maybe a pickaxe.

-His brother

Tom
Tom
July 3, 2023 8:56 am

When you elect Marxist trade union ideologues to run a national economy, they have only one go-to default – the immigration ponzi (Paywallian):

The nation faces a lost year-and-a-half of economic stagnation, with turbocharged migration the only thing preventing the economy from plunging into recession as millions of households are squeezed between soaring cost of living and interest rate hikes.
A further plunge in consumer spending and a looming rapid shake-out in already vulnerable ¬industries such as housing construction, retail and hospitality could see the number of unemployed Australians rise 200,000 over the coming two years, new analysis has found.
Ahead of Tuesday’s Reserve Bank board rates decision, KPMG chief economist Brendan Rynne said that unlike the previous two jarring slowdowns triggered by the Covid-19 lockdowns in 2020 and the global financial crisis, this prolonged period of economic “unhappiness” will come courtesy of a “deliberate” policy choice by the independent central bank.
Dr Rynne said “as the cost of living climbs, those on lower ¬incomes don’t have the capacity, unlike wealthier householders, to cut spending on luxuries to fund more expensive essentials, such as food, power bills and rent”.
“What happens is they get squeezed not with the nice-to-haves, but with the must-haves,” he said.
Judo Bank economic adviser Warren Hogan said it had ¬become the consensus view that if the central bank hiked rates once or twice more, then the economy “effectively stalls”, with the weakest growth either in the back half or end of this year and into early 2024.
Counterintuitively, Mr Hogan said a greater risk was that the rate hikes already in the system do not slow the economy as intended over the coming six months, as this could force the RBA to punish mortgage holders even harder by restarting the rate hike cycle early next year.
“The problem is the economy is looking to be really resilient – that last employment number ¬really shocked me,” he said, referring to a bumper 75,900 extra jobs created in May that pushed the unemployment rate down to 3.6 per cent.
“The big lift in net overseas ¬migration was ostensibly aimed at filling labour shortages and a playing a bit of catch-up from Covid, but it might end up being the worst thing, because by bringing in such a rush of people who are all getting jobs, that will just make it harder and harder to slow demand.”
The dire economic outlook comes as new official forecasts ¬revealed the tax bonanza from ¬export earnings would fade over coming years after a record $459bn in commodity export earnings in 2022-23.
Monthly financial statements suggested the federal budget surplus in the past financial year would come in five times higher than the $4.2bn estimated in May, underpinned by elevated prices for key natural resources exports.
But the Department of Industry, Science and Resources estimated that the value of resources and energy exports was expected to plunge more than $100bn in the next two years as the coal and gas prices drop to pre-Ukraine war levels.
The KPMG modelling showed that after scraping out a 0.2 per cent expansion in real GDP in the first three months of this year, a crash in consumption would drive growth to virtually zero through the rest of 2023, before an outright contraction in the first quarter of 2024.
By that time annual growth will have dropped below zero, and will remain negative or flat until early 2025, the modelling shows. During this period unemployment will continue to rise, from 3.6 per cent to 4.2 per cent by the close of this year, before trending steadily up to 4.6 per cent in mid-2024 and reaching a peak of 5 per cent in early 2025.
Reaching that peak suggests an additional 200,000 unemployed Australians in a little under two years.
Another RBA rate rise on Tuesday will attract more vitriol from unions, the Greens and those Australians suffering with ballooning mortgage repayments. But Dr Rynne defended the RBA’s actions, and also its under-fire governor, Philip Lowe, who is likely to be replaced when his seven-year term ends in September.
“Governor Lowe is absolutely right when he says that high inflation is insidious, and that the most vulnerable suffer the worst impact,” he said.
Corinna Economic Advisory principal Saul Eslake said the Reserve Bank had made it clear that it would do whatever it took to bring inflation under control, and that a sharp slowdown looked inevitable as a result.
Mr Eslake said there might be one more interest rate hike, but that “two would be overdoing it”.
He agreed the expected 715,000 net increase in migration across two years could prevent a technical recession, as defined by two straight quarters of falling real GDP. Still, it was “highly likely that the unemployment rate would climb one percentage point over the coming year,” he said.
“That’s a more meaningful definition of a recession, so in that sense we will have one.”
Ahead of the formal release of KPMG’s latest Australian economic outlook this week, Dr Rynne said the rate hikes will have their intended effect, with the modelling showing inflation will drop to the top of the RBA’s 2-3 per cent target range by late 2024 – six months earlier than predicted by the central bank.
He said Australians should brace for this “prolonged period of economic unhappiness”, but that it would not be “disastrous”.
“It’s not like the ’91 and ’80s recessions. And the reason why that’s the case is consumption: while it’s weak, is being held up by population growth,” he said.
Even as the economy slows, ongoing solid pay rises would hold up increases in the price of services, leaving the country in a stagflationary environment of low growth and high inflation.
“People say there’s no wage-price spiral – that’s nonsense,” he said. “We are in a wage-price spiral, we are just in a weak one. It’s not 7 to 8 per cent … it’s 3, or 4, or 4.5 per cent wage growth that will hold inflation up.”

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Vagabond
Vagabond
July 3, 2023 8:58 am

Here is a realistic take on wind power from a vanishing breed. Mr Pete is someone who understands technical issues to do with “renewable energy” and is dismayed by them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4NS96Y0lsI

(2 videos)

flyingduk
flyingduk
July 3, 2023 9:02 am

In todays Oz:

The economy’s lost year of stagnation
The nation faces 18 months of ‘economic unhappiness’, with turbocharged migration the only thing preventing a recession.

someone said the quiet part out loud – one of the purposes of mass immigration is to ‘increase’ GDP by increasing heads – no matter that PER CAPITA GDP goes down. That little trick, plus debasement of the measuring stick (loss of value of the $ due to printing) is one way they hide the gradual loss of prosperity in this country over recent decades due to increasing government size sucking things dry.

The other major way they hide it is by making ‘borrowing’* cheaper by pushing interest rates down, below the natural rate, allowing people to ‘borrow’ prosperity rather than earn it.

* Like ‘Wind factories’, ‘Borrowed money’ and ‘home loans’ are mis-nomers which we should get rid of. YOu dont ‘borrow’ money (except from your parents), you rent it. The ‘interest rate’ is the rental price of money, according to the government, and we all know how rent controls distort markets and lead to ruin.

rosie
rosie
July 3, 2023 9:03 am

The Reserve bank should tell the government it is it’s irresponsible focus on pointless net zero that is fueling inflation and to stop throwing petrol on the fire.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 3, 2023 9:08 am

Huge gendered lie about human evolution

New research claims the commonplace story about early humans — that men hunted while women stayed home — is wrong.

It’s long been accepted that early humans had a very simple division of labour — men hunted, while women gathered.

The “Man the Hunter” trope can be traced back to a book by the same name, written by anthropologists Richard Lee and Irven DeVore in 1968. Lee and DeVore argued hunting was key to humans’ evolutionary success. Further, they claimed it was almost exclusively done by men.

Criticisms of Lee and DeVore’s work are abundant, but a groundbreaking new research paper promises to challenge their thesis head-on.

The research claims, in the vast majority of hunter-gatherer societies, women take up both roles.

The group of anthropologists from Washington and Seattle Pacific universities analysed 63 modern hunter-gatherer societies, including 14 in Australia.

By studying modern societies that still practised these ancient ways of life (or did so until relatively recently), the researchers aimed to gain insight into how human communities may have been structured in the past.

According to their analysis, published on Wednesday in Plos One, women also hunted in 50 of the 63 hunter-gatherer societies — amounting to a staggering 79 per cent.

Evidence of female participation in hunting was found on every inhabited continent except Europe, where hunter-gatherer groups have not existed for a very long time.

Cara Wall-Scheffler, an anthropologist who contributed to the study, noted the diversity in hunting practices across different cultures.

“In some cultures, women and men use the same (hunting) techniques and tools, while in others women use a greater variety of strategies than men,” Dr Wall-Scheffler said.

Her analysis also revealed what kinds of animals women hunted in 45 of the communities that were studied. In almost half of the cases, women tended to hunt small animals — but in 33 per cent, they were also involved in the hunting of large game.

As for how motherhood impacted women’s hunting activities, Dr Wall-Scheffler said two patterns were dominant: either children would remain under the care of others while their mothers embarked on hunting expeditions, or women would bring their children along, carrying them on their shoulders or backs.

As well as modern hunter-gatherer societies, the researchers pointed to archaeological evidence that indicated women were involved in hunting. Archaeologists have discovered the graves of several early human women who were buried alongside their hunting weapons, such as a young Andean huntress who was unearthed in 2020.

Steven L Kuhn, a University of Arizona archaeologist who specialises in ancient hunting, said because gendered labour was so prevalent in the 20th Century, many anthropologists assumed humans had always behaved in such a way.

Dr Kuhn told US publication El Pais: “Early (anthropological) fieldwork was done primarily by men, who mainly or exclusively talked to men in the societies they were studying. In some cases, this resulted in an inflation of the importance of men’s roles.”

Women hunted while carrying the kids?

Also, how could there possibly be evidence of that?

NT News

flyingduk
flyingduk
July 3, 2023 9:09 am

So, in 2023 we have now reached a stage where closing bank accounts is a weapon being used by the establishment to prevent people whose views they don’t like from being able to function.

That was the primary reason I bought BTC originally – its a non seizable, non censorable form of money – like cash, but with the added benefit that it cant be debased by printing. Its value will continue to rise as more people get ‘Faraged’ or ‘Canadian Truckered’,

Tom
Tom
July 3, 2023 9:09 am

The Austrralian’s former managing editor Chris Mitchell:

For some journalists, labelling a story “disinformation” is a tactic to delegitimise reporting they believe politically unpalatable.
The New York Times and The Washington Post specialised in this sort of thing during the Trump years. They refused to follow the reporting of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald debunking the Trump Russiagate story we now know was a hoax, thanks to special prosecutor John Durham.
Reflect on the rush by traditional media and Facebook and Twitter to brand The New York Post’s 2020 Hunter Biden laptop scoop as Russian disinformation. Former Democrat-era intelligence operatives working as editorial consultants for mainstream media were treated as oracles when they branded the laptop story as disinformation.
Hunter Biden has now taken a guilty plea bargain on tax charges while the new House Republican majority reveals machinations by the Justice Department to shield the President’s son. In the face of a potential Trump candidacy in 2024, much of the media is happy to treat evidence of Biden family financial misdeeds as disinformation.
None of this is to deny online disinformation is a problem. Yet conspiracy theories have always existed.
Communications Minister Michelle Rowland on June 25 released new exposure draft legislation giving “industry and the community the opportunity to review … information-gathering, record-keeping, code registration and standard-making powers to compel digital platforms to do more to protect Australians from the threat of online misinformation and disinformation”.
The legislation would set new rules for ACMA (the Australian Communications and Media Authority) to police disinformation and misinformation. The legislation was being developed under Rowland’s Coalition predecessor, Paul Fletcher, but was not finished before the change of government in May last year.
Government and industry reviews of digital platforms here came in the wake of concerns about material published early in the Covid pandemic, particularly about vaccination.
We now know that while many of the wilder online conspiracies about vaccines are silly, there have in fact been many Covid vaccine injuries, especially pericarditis and myocarditis among young males. These are acknowledged by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Germany’s Health Minister has publicly called on pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, which made huge profits off new mRNA vaccines, to help pay for compensation for vaccine injuries.
At the height of the pandemic, the ABC’s health editor Norman Swan and the OzSage group of concerned doctors and scientists wallowed in misinformation about people who baulked at vaccination for young children. This column has quoted former deputy federal chief medical officer Nick Coatsworth explaining the risks to young children from vaccination were likely to exceed the dangers presented by Covid infection.Australia’s best business newsletter.
It took until this year for mainstream news media – apart from commentators here and on Sky News Australia – to report Covid vaccine injuries. This paper published forensic work by Christine Middap in April. Yet the truth had been on US, UK and Australian government websites for almost two years.
While no serious journalist supports publication of disinformation and misinformation, many are concerned both terms are being used as political weapons to shut down lines of inquiry that governments dislike. While the proposed legislation specifically exempts professional journalists, many worry such approaches could have a chilling effect on genuine inquiry. Remember, it was initially the tech platforms that censored distribution of a mainstream media story about Hunter Biden.
We heard an example of politicised misuse of the terminology only last week when Indigenous Australians Minister Linda Burney claimed opponents of the voice referendum were using Trump-style disinformation. Never mind prominent constitutional lawyers and some of the most senior Aboriginal supporters of the voice have agreed with No campaigners that the voice will have powers to make recommendations in areas far wider than Burney has admitted.
Sky News Australia host Sharri Markson last week expressed fears the new legislation could exacerbate the sort of problems she faced with her reporting while at The Australian and at The Daily Telegraph about the origins of Covid in Wuhan.
Many journalists, especially at the ABC’s Media Watch program and Nine newspapers, have made it their mission to shut down discussion of whether the virus could have escaped a laboratory that was known to be performing “gain of function” research on bat coronaviruses. Media Watch has devoted large slabs of two whole programs to attacking Markson, whose story is, however, holding up much better than Media Watch’s criticisms of it.
Several US intelligence agencies, including the FBI, now believe the lab leak theory, even though others support infection via animal transmission in the Wuhan wet market.
This column suggested in 2020 the real reason many journalists rejected the lab leak theory was because President Trump supported it. This column pointed out in early 2020 that of the two Chinese SARS coronavirus outbreaks in 2002 and 2004, one was from a Beijing wet market and the other from a Beijing laboratory studying bat viruses.
Why was exploring the lab leak theory in the face of the worst global pandemic in 100 years off limits for left-wing journalists? US National Institutes of Health director Anthony Fauci has admitted publicly he sent US cash to the Wuhan Institute of Virology to conduct research which he admitted would not be tolerated in the US. That is, US taxpayers helped finance research banned in 2014 by President Obama that could have killed more than eight million people. How is this not a story?
Matt Taibbi, former national political editor at Rolling Stone, is one of this column’s favourite genuinely independent US journalists. He publishes on Substack. Markson on June 15 quoted work by Taibbi and economist and former Democrat candidate for governor of California Michael Shellenberger which came close to confirming the lab leak theory. They named patient zero as Wuhan lab researcher Ben Hu, who worked under “bat lady” Shi Zhengli. Hu is mentioned in Markson’s 2021 book What Really Happened in Wuhan. Two other lab scientists, Yu Ping and Yan Zhu, were among the first three Covid patients, Shellenberger and Taibbi say.
Markson reported on page one of this newspaper two years ago that three WIV scientists were among the first Wuhan Covid patients. Yet from the ABC, Guardian and Nine papers, there was zero interest.
Taibbi gave a talk in London a fortnight ago to a conference about free speech. He argued the “Twitter Files” reporting he did with Shellenberger and former NYT journalist Bari Weiss examining government and intelligence agency censorship of Twitter shows George Orwell’s 1984 is here now. Taibbi asked why so many journalists were prepared to go along with censorship.
On Sky News Australia last Thursday, Andrew Bolt – during an interview with media lawyer Justin Quill, a partner with firm Thomson Geer) – raised concerns about the potential of the draft legislation to shut down debates that could “harm” the environment and social cohesion. Think reporting on energy prices, problems with renewables, overblown claims of climate emergencies or people falsely claiming Aboriginal ancestry for starters.
This is indeed Orwellian.

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thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 3, 2023 9:11 am

He agreed the expected 715,000 net increase in migration across two years could prevent a technical recession, as defined by two straight quarters of falling real GDP. Still, it was “highly likely that the unemployment rate would climb one percentage point over the coming year,” he said.

Why dont we skip the middleman and import 1,000,000 unemployed directly?
1,000,000 more consumption units, just what the economy needs!

/note, please dont show this to dim Jim, or hell try it.

Indolent
Indolent
July 3, 2023 9:11 am
Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
July 3, 2023 9:13 am

F*$k the poms, the one thing I know for sure is that if Stokes had grounded an identical catch as Stark’s they would be heading for the supreme court for redress. And if the stumping had been an Aussie batter it would have been OK.
Bazball for ever I say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 3, 2023 9:16 am

EXCLUSIVE: Warren Mundine rips into Yes campaign after it ditched the use of celebrities in embarrassing backflip and printed out scripts advocates can read from when talking to voters: ‘It’s pathetic’

Extract:

‘That’s how pathetic they really are,’ leading No campaign advocate Warren Mundine told Daily Mail Australia.

‘I don’t need a script to talk to ordinary Australians to listen to ordinary Australians, I am an ordinary Australian myself.

‘I don’t have to go to a course to learn about ordinary Australians or to learn how to talk to Australians. I do that 24/7.’

Mr Mundine said the scripts revealed how ‘out-of-touch’ the Yes campaigners are with the majority of Australians.

‘They are going to turn up with an A4 piece of paper and say, ‘I just want to talk to you as my fellow Australians’,’ he said.

‘Give me a break, these blokes are quite frankly clowns.’

Daily Mail

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 3, 2023 9:17 am

Women hunted while carrying the kids?

For yams, sure.

flyingduk
flyingduk
July 3, 2023 9:18 am

The research claims, in the vast majority of hunter-gatherer societies, women take up both roles.

Yeah, nah – regardless of todays ‘wimmin can do anything’ crowd, there is just too much (dare I say it) biological evidence to the contrary. Men are specialised to hunt (they are stronger, faster and have better hand-eye skills (this is why the are better at ball sports, which are really just hunting analogues). Women are better at child rearing (breast feeding, multiasking, reading emotions – vital for caring for small kids).

Question – if wimmin can do anything just as well as men, why dont they?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 3, 2023 9:19 am

Vincent Jeanbrun is not merely a mayor, he is also the spokesman for Les Républicains, the mainstream center-right party of France and the linchpin of the cordon sanitaire that has thus far kept the right-right out of contention for the French Presidency

Perhaps someone should post him a book to read…
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Camp_of_the_Saints

A fairly horrible book, but its critique of extreme compassion leading to awful outcomes is 100% spot on.

rosie
rosie
July 3, 2023 9:20 am

Big woop, Aboriginal women dug out small game like sand goannas, collected shellfish etc.
As if they stayed home to do housework or something
Doesn’t change the fact that men are bigger, stronger, faster.

Dot
Dot
July 3, 2023 9:21 am

someone said the quiet part out loud – one of the purposes of mass immigration is to ‘increase’ GDP by increasing heads – no matter that PER CAPITA GDP goes down.

Neither are really goals, it is to pay for unfunded liabilities and shift the population pyramid.

Regardless of the net GDP or per capita GDP effect, it is kicking the can down the road – one day we will have to accept that social security is not feasible.

Vicki
Vicki
July 3, 2023 9:21 am

https://www.axios.com/2023/06/26/larry-fink-ashamed-esg-weaponized-desantis?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

Apparently, Larry Fink wants to change the term of corporate wankism in re the policy of ESG (Environment, Social & Governance) as “conscientious capitalism”.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 3, 2023 9:26 am

And if the stumping had been an Aussie batter it would have been OK.

Yes it would have been, considering Bairstow tried the exact same thing to Labuschagne only three days earlier.

Incidentally, the English didn’t use air raid sirens during the Blitz in 1940. When radar picked up the Luftwaffe crossing the Channel, authorities put a radio broadcast out that just said ‘Bradman, Bradman, Bradman.’

Indolent
Indolent
July 3, 2023 9:28 am
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 3, 2023 9:28 am

 Farmer Gez says:

July 3, 2023 at 7:00 am

I just watched the Bairstow stumping.
Not a damn thing controversial about it at all – that’s out in any grade.
The only disgrace came from the ignorant slippery pricks who now infest the membership of Lords.

Yes.
I didn’t see it live, but the way it was described on Cricinfo sounded like Carey just hung onto the ball for a few seconds waiting for Bairstow to leave his crease.
Just took the ball down on one knee, straightened up, and under-armed it.
No problems.
Out.

Zatara
Zatara
July 3, 2023 9:28 am

New research claims the commonplace story about early humans — that men hunted while women stayed home — is wrong.

Cara Wall-Scheffler, an anthropologist who contributed to the study, noted the diversity in hunting practices across different cultures.

If true, where are those cultures now?

Did they fail and die out? Or was there some sort of pre-historic women’s lib movement where they all decided to stay home and make the men do the hunting?

Women took the kids hunting? Really? Have these “researchers” ever been hunting in their lives? Because they seem ignorant of the basics of such. Did they cut the kids vocal cords first? Fill the kids with tranquilizers?

I don’t doubt that women could and did take the odd animal or two, or fish, but “research” attempting to make them the primary hunters, against all cultural evidence to the contrary, appears to be yet another woke rewrite of reality.

Vicki
Vicki
July 3, 2023 9:28 am

The research claims, in the vast majority of hunter-gatherer societies, women take up both roles.

Just another partisan, ideologically based travesty of academic research. As Rosie noted, women hunted and gathered only according to the limits of their physical capacity. The men undertook the physical risk and hard yakka according to their biologically based skills.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 3, 2023 9:29 am

So many resources and so very much money is being thrown at the Yes vote for the Voice and there is almost nothing for the No side of it. I hope Australians can prove, by voting a firm No, that money doesn’t always talk.
We cannot be bought. Or threatened. Or unfairly shamed. We do not like this constitutional change proposal and will vote No.

I put this comment on the Oz. As 99% of the comments there are for a solid No, I was pleased it got 29 likes and wasn’t thus lost in the fray.

I’m putting it here too because I think it makes one really important point, which is one we can capitalise on to increase the No vote. We can turn around the lack of money for No while Yes is funded to the hilt by the powers that be … by making a virtue of that fact.

We. Will. Not. Be. Bought.

Go to it, Cats. It can be like Bud Light. Done in by their own ads.

rosie
rosie
July 3, 2023 9:29 am

Can people say batsman please?
Batter is for making puddings.

Roger
Roger
July 3, 2023 9:30 am

McCullum was so unimpressed at the way Australia handled the episode that he told the BBC “I can’t imagine we’ll be having a beer any time soon.”

Take your Bazball & bat & go home then.

Tom
Tom
July 3, 2023 9:31 am

(Lefty) Gideon Haigh on the poor sports on and off the ground at Lord’s:

The booing, as is most booing, was mainly harmless, carrying on as it did long past the point anyone could remember what they were booing, and becoming chiefly about companionship.

The parrot cry of ‘same old Aussies, always cheating’ also invites the question of from whom they might have learned it. After all, you can trace the line of Ashes tit-for-tat back to the Oval in 1882 when, coincidentally, WG Grace ran out the Australian Sammy Jones for wandering out of his crease under a misapprehension the ball was dead. “I taught the lad a lesson,” Grace is reputed to have said afterwards; just so.

But the jostling of players in the members? Really? By virtue of the antiquity of the Long Room, and the assumption that people-like-us know how to behave, Lord’s retains the privilege of unusual proximity to the players – the frisson from hearing a player’s spikes on the hardwood floor is one of cricket’s glories.

They will not have it long, however, if blimps and prigs want to vent fury on their visitors because they are unaware of the laws that … checks notes …. their own club sets for the world. And what could be a worse look in the week of the Equity in Cricket report than puce-faced, dim-bulb snobs picking fights with a placid, softly-spoken Muslim player? Chaps, pull yourselves together.

You’re actually cheating Stokes of some of his glory.

Dot
Dot
July 3, 2023 9:34 am

Bradman Calling, Bradman Calling.

Ahem. Jonny Bairstow is a mentally weak Fenian. The King prefers Polocrosse to Cricket. Jimmy Saville was England’s greatest supporter. The English Cricket team could not beat India in India.

Cheers to Sir Don and Farewell.

Dot
Dot
July 3, 2023 9:38 am

Ben Stokes, a name repeated and even chanted furiously in India…

Roger
Roger
July 3, 2023 9:38 am

When you elect Marxist trade union ideologues to run a national economy, they have only one go-to default – the immigration ponzi (Paywallian):

Here’s the thing:

The Coalition would be doing exactly the same.

Tom
Tom
July 3, 2023 9:39 am

Knuckle Dragger at 9.26am:

Incidentally, the English didn’t use air raid sirens during the Blitz in 1940. When radar picked up the Luftwaffe crossing the Channel, authorities put a radio broadcast out that just said ‘Bradman, Bradman, Bradman.’

Thanks, KD. First LOL for the day.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 3, 2023 9:49 am

Women hunted while carrying the kids?

For yams, sure.

You want to be careful if you ever get a yam cornered. Vicious.

lotocoti
lotocoti
July 3, 2023 9:49 am

Going to be a hoot and a half if some of the tooled up rioters got their gear from a dot ua.

eric hinton
eric hinton
July 3, 2023 9:55 am

Women hunted while carrying the kids?

Also, how could there possibly be evidence of that?

Possibly in Tom Petrie’s Reminiscences of Early Queensland. As a child he accompanied tribes around Brisbane to the Bunya festival on the Blackall Ranges and enroute a meeting up place would be agreed upon and everyone would then fan out to hunt/gather/collect. When sick of eating bunya nuts they repaired to the coast, it now being mullet season. They treated SEQ like it was one big fridge!

(long time since I read it but.)

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 3, 2023 9:56 am

Big woop, Aboriginal women dug out small game like sand goannas, collected shellfish etc.
As if they stayed home to do housework or something
Doesn’t change the fact that men are bigger, stronger, faster.

Yes, all true. However, some studies done in earlier times (Margaret MacArthur’s work for example in northern coastal Australia) did show that women provided at times much more than 50% of the sustenance in coastal areas where seafood gathering was possible. Also everywhere women did catch small game by hand and their plant life collecting provided staples. Men did provide more of the meat, the enjoyable and tasty stuff of life. But cultures living in different ecologies had different patterns of food production and consumption, different foods.

One of the things to remember about all primitive societies is that women were less busy than men doing the ‘ritual’ work of the communities, which kept the spirits and ancestors happy. As in the monastic societies of medieval life, this was regarded as significant work. Aboriginal men spent an inordinate amount of time on ‘ceremonial business’. And in warfare.
Women had rotten lives in these societies full of male violence and threats.
Early feminism has nowhere to go with all of this.

As weaker beings, women were hugely exploited and did things beyond normal strength, as they do in New Guinea carrying huge loads in bags strung from their foreheads, or as they do in many pre-industrial cultures, becoming the beasts of burden. We should be thankful for a civilised and later Christian vision that men and women are both God-given and that men should honour women as wives and mothers and women should respect men in turn for their role in the reproductive partnership. In the modern world, that means a legal equality and laws to protect children, as a base.

flyingduk
flyingduk
July 3, 2023 9:56 am

Perhaps someone should post him a book to read…
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Camp_of_the_Saints

I talked to a German visitor a couple of months back – he lamented what was happening in his country on the energy and immigration fronts. He told me I should read a little known book from the 70s which explained where it would all lead (Camp of the Saints).

He was gobsmacked when I pulled it off my shelf 😉

Roger
Roger
July 3, 2023 9:56 am

The legislation would set new rules for ACMA (the Australian Communications and Media Authority) to police disinformation and misinformation. The legislation was being developed under Rowland’s Coalition predecessor, Paul Fletcher…

Hello!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 3, 2023 9:58 am

The final word on Bairstow-gate rests with Bairstow himself.
If he believes it to be not out he can challenge it and call for a review.
He didn’t exercise that option because he knew what the outcome would be.
Which leaves us with the “spirit of the game” thing. Well, here’s the thing about crickit. 93.1% of what happens is attempted trickery, double-bluff and reliance on an opponent’s lack of awareness.
This is why we have the term “wrong-un”, which is trying to make ball spin the opposite direction to normal but look the same out of the hand. Or why a bowler will spend ages setting a field for a short-pitched delivery, then bowl one at the batsman’s toes.
Knowing the rules and playing to the edge is what it is about.

Roger
Roger
July 3, 2023 10:01 am

He didn’t exercise that option because he knew what the outcome would be.

Exactly; the stunned look on his face was not “What the…?” but “Oh, shit…”.

flyingduk
flyingduk
July 3, 2023 10:03 am

Interesting idea from Steve Kirsch regarding vaccine safety:

Important scientific questions like “do vaccines cause autism?” have been around for over 20 years.

Debates won’t change anything. Publishing more papers won’t change anything.

There is one way to change things: invite both sides to collaboratively design a series of experiments that they agree in advance will finally resolve the issue to the satisfaction of each side.

Of course it will never happen because they already know the result, so have to bury it.

I listened to a Brett Weinstein/RFKJ podcast yesterday, where RFKJ laid out the principle strategy for getting childhood vaxxes approved without every doing a definitive study:

1) Do a small, fraudulent* safety study to gain initial CDC approval, pending a definitive study after rollout.
2) Never do the definitive study on the grounds that it would be unethical to deny the placebo group an approved vaccine.

* Eg, make the number of subjects too small to discover anything (remember the 8 mice in the Bivalent Covid booster study), make the follow up period too short to detect side effects (typically as short as *5 days* for childhood vaxxes – way to short to find autism, food allergy etc)

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 3, 2023 10:04 am

I will wager that the original researchers noticed that male skeletons have tended to have injuries related to hunting – impacts, falls, crushing etc. Remember that if you are hunting for something to provide plenty of meat that, on the animal, that meat is muscle which while the animal lives will be directing force toward those who would kill it.

Roger
Roger
July 3, 2023 10:05 am

Once the new laws pass I’m going to submit to ACMA that the Liberal Party of Australia is using an internet platform to disseminate disinformation.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 3, 2023 10:08 am

Question – if wimmin can do anything just as well as men, why dont they?

Exactly. The mixed rugby commences this weekend.

Standby the ambulances carrying exclusively ladies away.

Actually won the debate in women in infantry recently, with a lady who is an ardent feminist of the old sort – married; sensible etc.

The argument to use is if women should be allowed in the infantry, then why don’t we have mixed rugby? Think about that one for a while girls.

rosie
rosie
July 3, 2023 10:08 am

Why ‘however ‘ Lizzie?
Nothing in my comment didn’t suggest that women didn’t contribute substantially to nutrition, my points being they weren’t equipped to hunt big game and there was nothing to keep them busy at home.
Besides which I’ve made similar comments about gathering being essential to survival anyhow, why hang around hungry in the hopes someone would catch a roo when there were possibly nuts, seeds, tubers, fruits, insects, fish and eggs with which to fill your belly?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 3, 2023 10:09 am

A little subterfuge I learned from an old cricketer.
This is best done in the middle of a hot afternoon when two batsmen are set and getting a little comfortable with themselves.
If you are fielding a reasonable distance from the bat (far enough for an easy single) and the ball is struck towards you, you run at it, field it with your dominant hand but cover the front of the ball with your other hand. Then turn and run in the opposite direction, feigning a misfield until you hear the magic words, “Yes! Two!”, then turn and pick which of the two you wish to run out.
Not in the spirit of the game, you say?
Well, every kid is taught not to run on a mis-field, or certainly not if you can’t see the ball.

lotocoti
lotocoti
July 3, 2023 10:11 am

Starc’s catch overturned: Them’s the rules.
Bairstow’s stumping: Not in the spirit of the game.

rosie
rosie
July 3, 2023 10:12 am

Of course it will never happen because they already know the result, so have to bury it.

Why bother with facts when you have a surfeit of conspiracies.
Did you peddle your anti vaccination etc conspiracies when you practiced, or just swipe the Medicare cards with gusto as you wrote out scripts for all the things you now decry?

Dot
Dot
July 3, 2023 10:13 am

Misfielding and mishits led to my best wicket-taking and runs as a batsman.

Probably good for everyone I took up individual or contact sport instead.

Zatara
Zatara
July 3, 2023 10:13 am

The argument to use is if women should be allowed in the infantry, then why don’t we have mixed rugby?

Another argument might be that if women are capable of effective infantry service why all the metoo-ism regarding rape and sexual assault in society?

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 3, 2023 10:13 am
Dot
Dot
July 3, 2023 10:14 am

Did you peddle your anti vaccination etc conspiracies when you practiced, or just swipe the Medicare cards with gusto as you wrote out scripts for all the things you now decry?

???

He was a military doc and has changed his mind on the preponderance of dodgy studies done for drug approval.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 3, 2023 10:15 am

I’m so disappointed after hearing Baz grumbling about the stumping. He was my second favourite after SKW. He’s been good for English cricket but not everyone is in the same league as him in batting, in fact just about everyone. At the top level attitude is about the only difference. Sloppy knowledge of the rules by the soap dodgers. Not as bad as Rugby League where the number of penalties should be in the 20-30’s. The biggest problem being most of the players can only count to 5.

Cassie of Sydney
July 3, 2023 10:15 am

Women hunted while carrying the kids?

Also, how could there possibly be evidence of that?

I bet they were trannies.

Spinning Mouse
Spinning Mouse
July 3, 2023 10:16 am

[Holding mobile/ seatbelt/ knickers* cameras are officially contributing their part to the Dannistan budget recovery process** but I’m yet to identify such a camera. Does anyone know if they are all trailer-mounted temporary ones or are permanent ones installed? ]

In not-so-sunny-this-morning SEQ camera which pinged our car for this was permanent fixture on a highway bridge. seatbelt fine fortunately overturned via medical exemption.

Dot
Dot
July 3, 2023 10:20 am

From the Internet Cop thread.

Dot says:
July 3, 2023 at 10:20 am

Fast Bowler says:
July 3, 2023 at 9:10 am

Any ideas on where to emigrate to, someplace free from kakistocracy and people telling me what to do. Seriously, any ideas?

I was keen on Morocco until they went full COVIDiocy.

Pick a GOOD state in the US. NSW is the only sane State here in Australia. My pick is West Virginia and I’ve been umming and ahhing forever.

Morelia, Michoacan State, Mexico seems good,

Somewhere rural but not too far from Morelia after Northern WV would be my choice. Staying in Australia, ultimately, remote NSW with permanent water.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 3, 2023 10:25 am

My main concern is that Australian supporters are not as inventive as the Barmy Army in composing taunting ditties.
Huge opportunity here, and it basically writes itself …
Ginger rhymes with whinger.
Stout rhymes with out.

Dot
Dot
July 3, 2023 10:26 am

Not an ad.

I heard about the bloke behind this on a podcast.

https://ecidevelopment.com/about/

lotocoti
lotocoti
July 3, 2023 10:27 am

Weird how US feminists aren’t keen of removing
sex discrimination from the Selective Service System.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
July 3, 2023 10:28 am

We build too many walls and not enough bridges.

– Isaac Newton

Dot
Dot
July 3, 2023 10:28 am

Weird how US feminists aren’t keen of removing
sex discrimination from the Selective Service System.

I thought they lost the court case and this is inevitable.

Give them what they want, equality by the barrelful.

Dot
Dot
July 3, 2023 10:31 am

Women hunted while carrying the kids?

Whilst they created the most fundamental laws in discrete mathematics, error-checked the Indigenous Space Programme and created the first computer, which they never got credit for until Google told us about it.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 3, 2023 10:33 am

Does anyone know if they are all trailer-mounted temporary ones or are permanent ones installed? 

Apparently they are trailer mounted, which makes them highly visible.
This is stage 1, to make them look like a genuine road safety measure, rather than Treasury ker-ching devices.
Don’t get me wrong. I think diverting attention to the phone is a serious safety issue.
It’s just that the cameras will ultimately be mounted on traffic lights to catch people checking their phone in a stationary vehicle, which is not really a problem.
The real problem is the lady in the 4WD about two car lengths behind you going at 100 clicks and checking her Insta posts.

dopey
dopey
July 3, 2023 10:37 am

Bairstow stumping. A run out surely.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 3, 2023 10:38 am

Anyway, I normally just throw my phone down on the open tray next to the rocket launcher and smoke trail switches in the Aston Martin.
To avoid paying $500 for having my hand resting within 10 mm of the phone at the lights, I am now trying to get in the habit of putting in in the stowage bin with the Walther PPK and stun grenades.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 3, 2023 10:43 am

 dopey says:

July 3, 2023 at 10:37 am

Bairstow stumping. A run out surely.

No.
Something of a moot point, but defined as …

The difference between stumped and run out is that the wicket-keeper may stump a batsman who goes too far forward to play the ball (assuming he is not attempting a run), whilst any fielder, including the keeper, may run out a batsman who goes too far for any other purpose, including for taking a run.

Further on stumpings vs run outs ..

If the striker steps in front of the crease to play the ball, leaving no part of his body or the bat on the ground behind the crease, and the wicket-keeper is able to put down the wicket with the ball, then the striker is out. A stumping is most likely to be effected off slow bowling, or (less frequently) medium-paced bowling when the wicket-keeper is standing directly behind the stumps. As wicket-keepers stand several yards back from the stumps to fast bowlers, stumpings are hardly ever effected off fast bowlers. The ball can bounce off a keeper (but not external non-usual wicketkeeping protective equipment, like a helmet) and break the stumps and still be considered a stumping.

Stumped takes precedence over Run out. What this means is, if a batsman could be given out both Stumped and Run out, then Run out is disregarded, and the batsman is out Stumped.

Either way, Bairstow is still very much out.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 3, 2023 10:45 am

Wouldn’t at all be surprised if the ladies went hunting with the guys.

‘Luv, hand me my number 2 boomerang please?’

‘Luv, please butcher this giant wombat, and have our daughters carry the bits back to camp.’

They also serve who carry and tote.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 3, 2023 10:45 am

We build too many walls and not enough bridges.

– Isaac Newton

John Lennon actually said that.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 3, 2023 10:50 am

Tom at 9:31

(Lefty) Gideon Haigh on the poor sports on and off the ground at Lord’s

Doesn’t take much to get Gideon’s panties in a bunch.

Tom
Tom
July 3, 2023 10:51 am

The crucial piece of information that nails the federal government’s new internet censorship bill, which should be front and centre in your dealings with politicians:

Unsurprisingly, however, governments and their agencies are exempt from charges of spreading misinformation under draft legislation designed to stamp out fake news released by the federal government last week.

Hypocrisy central: The government will be exempted from its own law. One rule for them and another for us.

Link

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 3, 2023 10:55 am

Any ideas on where to emigrate to, someplace free from kakistocracy and people telling me what to do.

Rural NSW is good. We are on the edge of a bush reserve at the end of a cul-de-sac. Sometimes it’s so quiet you think everyone on the planet has been spirited away.

Mr Wombat, a few kangaroos, and a heap of coloured birds make a difference.

shatterzzz
July 3, 2023 11:00 am

No wonder 251s need a VOICE they don’t get many chances during the year to have a say .. FFS!
26 Jan Survival/Invasion Day
13 Feb Anniversary of National Apology
20 March National Close the Gap Day
27 May thru 3 June National Reconciliation Week
3 June Mabo Day
1 July thru 7 July NAIDOC Week
4 Aug National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Children’s Day
9 Aug International Day of World’s Indigineous People
10 Dec Human Rights Day

caveman
caveman
July 3, 2023 11:00 am

“Bazball” the English coined the term and Carey used it . This is a clear case of cultural appropriation.
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!

rickw
rickw
July 3, 2023 11:08 am

Rural NSW is good. We are on the edge of a bush reserve at the end of a cul-de-sac. Sometimes it’s so quiet you think everyone on the planet has been spirited away.

Then NSW Pol turn up for a “welfare check”…..

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 3, 2023 11:10 am

 H B Bear says:

July 3, 2023 at 10:50 am

Tom at 9:31

(Lefty) Gideon Haigh on the poor sports on and off the ground at Lord’s

Doesn’t take much to get Gideon’s panties in a bunch.

Gideon’s anger can be measured by the number of superfluous four and five syllable words he throws out.
This one is a 9/10.

flyingduk
flyingduk
July 3, 2023 11:10 am

Why bother with facts when you have a surfeit of conspiracies.
Did you peddle your anti vaccination etc conspiracies when you practiced, or just swipe the Medicare cards with gusto as you wrote out scripts for all the things you now decry?

Ouch!

At first I believed what I was taught (I have over 50 stamps in my ‘needle book’, just as an adult, then, over time, I noted increasing evidence that what I was taught was wrong. This was not just over vaccines, but over a whole range of medical and non medical topics – statins, the ‘healthy food pyramid’, fiat currency, taxation, the real reasons for war etc etc etc.

COVID really opened my eyes, but, as above, I had already noted many ‘flags’, and so I spoke out in an attempt to help my patients survive COVID – I tried to get them HCQ – but the Pharmacy wouldnt dispense it. I told them how to get Ivermectin, and the dose calculations – so APHRA went after me. I contacted my MP with evidence that the official COVID response was wrong – and he sent the police round to threaten me. I went to Canberra to protest – so the AFP fitted me up with fraudulent charges which I beat in a 3 day trail – if I lost, I was facing years in jail.

If all the above counts as ‘swiping their medicare cards with gusto’, then Im guilty.

If it doesnt, you, Rosie, are a despicable turd and will apologise if you have even a shred of decency – balls in your court.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 3, 2023 11:10 am

Also everywhere women did catch small game by hand and their plant life collecting provided staples. Men did provide more of the meat, the enjoyable and tasty stuff of life.

You’re confused.
Men went hunting and stooked up a fire and cooked game on the spot they killed it.
Women and kids were back at the camp eating grubs and catching goanna.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 3, 2023 11:12 am

I’m thinking Bazball should be renamed Spazzball given the amount of freaking out going on today.

flyingduk
flyingduk
July 3, 2023 11:13 am

Rural NSW is good. We are on the edge of a bush reserve at the end of a cul-de-sac. Sometimes it’s so quiet you think everyone on the planet has been spirited away.

Then NSW Pol turn up for a “welfare check”…..

1) Us volunteer firefighters tend to call these places ‘on road in and out, and all served by a single 4″ main – so I hope you are protected
2) My Vic firearms licence arrived today – after 1 refusal and a 90 minute ASIO style national security interview – I have once again taken on the man and won 😉

rickw
rickw
July 3, 2023 11:14 am

Any ideas on where to emigrate to, someplace free from kakistocracy and people telling me what to do. Seriously, any ideas?

Giving Thailand a go. I think a pretty homogenous society has the best chance.

Maldives is proving to be quite good, but no guns, so not a long term option.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 3, 2023 11:20 am

26 Jan Survival/Invasion Day

If this country was “invaded”, don’t the “First Nations” have to face the truth – few people mounted such a futile resistance, or were conquered so utterly as they were?

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 3, 2023 11:22 am

Yeah, ol.’Gideon Haigh likes to stick the knife into White [nominal] Christians.
Otherwise, why bleat about MCC Members having a shot at “brown muslim” Usman Khawaja?

As if the issue was anything to do with that.

Dot
Dot
July 3, 2023 11:23 am

Yes, we should be looking elsewhere.

No one wanted to answer my question yesterday, whether Australia was still a good place to live, given we are hysterical about child abuse (and abusers are quite harshly dealt with) but appear to be giving in and making it legal “within a decade”.

What a country of crazy buggers – having chosen serfdom where you do what you are told and told to believe, no matter how depraved, and your masters have made political mileage out of that disgust for those acts.

Yes, I recognise the median voter problem is indeed a problem in representative democracies, but claiming the median voter will result in the legalisation of child abuse goes too far and hurts my brain, especially in the context of the political mileage from the Pell persecution, Gary Jubelin’s corrupt conduct (which he has built a second career on), the RC, etc.

I hope you’re wrong.

Spinning Mouse
Spinning Mouse
July 3, 2023 11:24 am

[balls in your court.]

This could be interpreted in a very rude and amusing way. It’s a quiet Monday and I am feeling amused.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 3, 2023 11:27 am

Oh, and if Australia was “invaded”, since when does a defeated nation get to dictate the terms of any “Treaty?”

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 3, 2023 11:28 am

If you are fielding a reasonable distance from the bat (far enough for an easy single) and the ball is struck towards you, you run at it, field it with your dominant hand but cover the front of the ball with your other hand. Then turn and run in the opposite direction, feigning a misfield until you hear the magic words, “Yes! Two!”, then turn and pick which of the two you wish to run out.
Not in the spirit of the game, you say?

Not in the Laws either, as of 2017:

41.5 Deliberate distraction, deception or obstruction of batter
41.5.1 In addition to 41.4, it is unfair for any fielder wilfully to attempt, by word or action, to distract, deceive or obstruct either batter after the striker has received the ball.
41.5.2 It is for either one of the umpires to decide whether any distraction, deception or obstruction is wilful or not.

This gets the batsmen 5 penalty runs straight up, the ball gets bowled again, AND the batsmen still get any runs made, plus the run in progress AND they get to choose who faces the next pill.

Party pooping, I know.

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