Open Thread – Tues 4 July 2023


Washington Crossing the Delaware, Emanuel Leutze, 1851

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Top Ender
Top Ender
July 7, 2023 4:07 pm

Cheers Rosie – checked out the Chester Beatty exhibition yesterday in Dublin yesterday but only briefly – should have allowed more time. “The real Indiana Jones” was right….

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 7, 2023 4:09 pm

turn…

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 7, 2023 4:09 pm

Maybe, but I doubt it. There will only be change when when the big studios are de-woked, and de-wokening will only happen when they’re faced with financial collapse.

I have considered that one of the reasons wokeness was so entrenched in corporations was that the bulk of their shareholders were other corporations that were beholden to the same retarded dogma.

But is seems there are a lot of companies dumping their DEI and ESG officers because although they and their shareholders were of one sick mind, their customers are not – and they are finally asserting themselves.

So, as businesses ‘streamline their offices’ and ditch the wokies it will become possible for them to sue other companies still cleaving to the moronic ideas because it is at the expense of returns.

That is the mechanism I foresee.

The streaming companies have their own Armageddon heading their way which will cause them to pull back on creating their own flawed content which no longer has a captive audience in these post-Covid days. They will need to look at older, superior content to stay in the game.

I hope.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 7, 2023 4:10 pm

…page

Johnny Rotten
July 7, 2023 4:15 pm

Robodebt Royal Commission Report and the very first Recommendation on page 19 –

Now this Recommendation should never be need to be made as it should be fundamental to ALL Good Government –

Recommendation: Design policies and processes with emphasis on the people they are meant to serve.

Unfortunately, Australia keeps getting Bad Governments that seem to be getting worse and worse and in fact WORSER.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 7, 2023 4:16 pm

Had an interesting discussion with the Dublin walking tour guide yesterday re the incessant theme of “sovereignty”.

He had a degree in Literature and Drama, and his main gig was acting for a government theatre company. They paid him so little he eked out a living by doing the tour guide stuff too. Excellent speaker; lots of knowledge, and a very Irish sense of humour.

I put it to him that a lot of their history is concerned with sovereignty. Very important to them. He agreed vehemently.

So I said then why do you put your laws through a foreign organization in Brussels? He seemed a bit confused so I made it as clear as I could: if being Irish and independent is all, then why subjugate yourself to yet another overseas organisation. Have you not just swapped the English for the EU?

He said that is rarely said and he doesn’t have an answer. Maybe I have stirred up the next rebellion.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 7, 2023 4:22 pm

He had a degree in Literature and Drama, and his main gig was acting for a government theatre company.

How embarrassing.

Pogria
Pogria
July 7, 2023 4:22 pm

Perhaps the cluster bombs will be transported to their eventual destinations by the “Utes for Ukes” vehicles.
Last night I was channel surfing and caught about two minutes of Bolta. I only stopped because he was pushing the “No” campaign. Then he started on the “Utes for Ukes” spiel. I didn’t stay long enough to find out if it was a leg-pull, or if he really meant it. Any cats here enlighten me?

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 7, 2023 4:23 pm

Damn!

First again!

I am possessed!

Buccaneer
Buccaneer
July 7, 2023 4:24 pm

Recommendation: Design policies and processes with emphasis on the people they are meant to serve.

This is the heart of the problem with government. It always has multiple masters and can never be focussed on one set of stakeholders.

It is answerable to all the people, however, the interest of most of the people is not served by pandering to one subset, so an easier access to welfare does not result in a commensurate benefit to people no on welfare. Adding thousands of children to NDIS cause autism, might help pay the bills for those families but leave less resources to provide for someone else.

If government sticks to creating laws and lets private enterprise deliver the services, these contradictions reduce.

Lysander
Lysander
July 7, 2023 4:26 pm

Woof!

https://thesydneyinstitute.com.au/blog/issue-642/

Hendo has a section writing to Prof Jeremy Gans who took some umbrage at his comments in the Pell saga..

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 7, 2023 4:29 pm

If 2. is giving you “loss of vehicle and death of all occupants”, you need to circle back as they say.

If Im not in the vehicle does that affect my calculations?
Asking for a fiend…

History rhyming??
..
A contemporary technical description with photographs and drawings appeared in Flight, 13 February 1919, claiming that “it would seem that such construction would result in a low factor of safety, but the designer claims a safety factor of seven throughout”

Dr. William Whitney Christmas[3] (1865–1960),[4] who had no experience in aircraft design or aeronautical work, claimed to have built an aircraft of his own design in 1908 that was lost in a crash.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 7, 2023 4:29 pm

Proof of the most useless government in Australia:

The ACT remains the only Australian jurisdiction to not have imposed strict rules on mobile phone use in schools.

In 2022, ACT Education Minister Yvette Berry said there were no plans to implement a blanket ban on mobile devices.

‘Helping students understand appropriate behaviour both on and offline is part of each student’s learning journey,’ she said.

Daily Mail

Bluey
Bluey
July 7, 2023 4:35 pm

Encountered my very first genuine eeeeeevvvviiiilll white supremist today.

A Chinese courier in a Trump 2024 hat.

When I asked him if it had caused him any trouble, he said (in broken english) no, everybody love Trump!

Chris
Chris
July 7, 2023 4:36 pm

Thankfully, in most cases ,the Church has played the long game. When activists tell me that we’re “losing numbers,” I always retort: “We started with 12.”

And its still owned and run by the same family.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 7, 2023 4:39 pm

Sue Chrysanthou SC, who is acting for The Project host Lisa Wilkinson, questioned whether Ms Higgins’s book deal was relevant, given it was secured after the former staffer went public with allegations of rape in February 2021.

Yes.
But before she went to the Plod, and before charges were laid.
As ‘bern says, what has been said about a potential criminal trial during book negotiations could be telling, along with questions around any deleted messages.
You might wonder why anyone would leave a message trail, but it needs to be remembered that they were off to a public stoning at that point. They didn’t consider that the condemned man might start piffing a few rocks back at them.
That was the point of taping the knitting circle at Ten studios. This was never going to work against us. It was going to be Lisa’s Walkley moment, and the launching of glittering political careers for Shiraz and Britnah.
So expect to see a few incriminating “copy all” messages in discovery.

Lysander
Lysander
July 7, 2023 4:41 pm

I just hope Wilko and the Pirate get f-cked up.

rickw
rickw
July 7, 2023 4:42 pm

Then he started on the “Utes for Ukes” spiel.

Just what we want to see, an Aussie tradies Ute covered in swastika’s.

Mark from Melbourne
Mark from Melbourne
July 7, 2023 4:42 pm

Just a test

Speedbox
July 7, 2023 4:45 pm

Sancho Panzer
Jul 7, 2023 3:57 PM
because of the immense pressure differentials….

Couple of weeks ago I was reading about the force in catastrophic failure at 4000m.

In essence, imagine a 2600 tonne solid block of concrete dropped on you from height. You don’t hear or see it coming. The only saving grace for those innocents is that the human brain cannot process the impact fast enough before death occurs about 1/2000th of a second later.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 7, 2023 4:47 pm

Peoples opinions please…

Work has a new HR inspired rule that everyone has to do a police clearance every year.
To prevent domestic violence/ white ribbon shit.

I have been helpful sending them the HRC opinions of this and suggesting its probably borderline illegal to make this a requirement.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 7, 2023 4:48 pm

Is there a point at which Wilkinson will settle? Or at least offer to settle?

Johnny Rotten
July 7, 2023 4:49 pm

Courtesy of Bruce at the Jo Nova Blog –

A few “liberty quotes”:

– “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants”. Thomas Jefferson

– “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety”. –Benjamin Franklin

– “No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session”. – Mark Twain, 1866

– “The true danger is when Liberty is nibbled away, for expedients”. – Edmund Burke 1899

– “Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty”. – Thomas Jefferson

– “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free”. – Goethe

– “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good, will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience”. – C. S. Lewis

– “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” – Samuel Adams

– “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”

(If we are forced to resort to whispers and are fearful of the consequences of speaking the truth, we begin to lose our freedom.

– We used to argue for the right for freedom of religious expression.) – George Orwell

– “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” – Benjamin Franklin

And finally, and most tellingly, from one of the greatest butchers of the 20th Century:

– “Restrictions on personal liberty, on the right of free expression, including freedom of the press; on the rights of assembly and association; and violations of the privacy of postal, telegraphic and telephonic communications; and warrants for house searchers, orders for confiscations as well as restrictions on property are also permissible beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed.” – Adolf Hitler, from his decree for the “Protection of the People and the State” in 1933.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 7, 2023 4:49 pm

Lysander

Jul 7, 2023 4:41 PM

I just hope Wilko and the Pirate get f-cked up.

Oh, they already have been, but a little more would be great.
Let’s not kid ourselves, and lefties won’t say it out loud, but Lisa’s TV career has imploded like a carbon fibre submersible, and I think Poyrate Pete is also kryptonite in polite society in Sinny.
Even before the Britnah debacle came to light, it was clear he was lead in the saddlebags of the Republican movement, which is why they shunted him.
Can you simultaneously be lead and kryptonite?
Anyway, he’s managed it.

chrisl
chrisl
July 7, 2023 4:50 pm

I have just been visiting my daughters in Melbourne
Neither of them heat their houses
One simply can’t afford it
The other lives in a two story town house where the heat just goes up to the bedrooms upstairs .
They survive using heated throw rugs

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 7, 2023 4:50 pm

feelthebern

Jul 7, 2023 4:48 PM

Is there a point at which Wilkinson will settle? Or at least offer to settle?

About thirty seconds after Ten return one of her legal bills stamped “Yer On Yer Own, Love.”

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 7, 2023 4:51 pm

mole, unless there’s that working with children check, that seems a little over the top.
A lot of industries have a self reporting requirement to maintain all kinds of licences.
So it seems like there is a mechanism in place & your HR are a pack of idiots.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 7, 2023 4:54 pm

– “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants”. Thomas Jefferson

Fascinating chap.
More important than Washington in putting the whole thing together.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 7, 2023 4:54 pm

I expect Mrs Pirate Pete’s agent will have trouble having people take their calls.

cohenite
July 7, 2023 4:55 pm

Ms Chrysanthou said on Friday that the Department of Parliamentary Services said it had no CCTV to produce in response to a subpoena, something the defamation barrister said was concerning.

“We think there should be some explanation as to why that material hasn’t been produced,” she said.

They should approach bolta; every time he has something on about our briternee he shows the video of briternee taking off her size 10 clodhoppers, smiling like a butter churning hoyden as she frolics down the corridor after leherman as fresh cheeked as any virginal maiden just out of the convent.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 7, 2023 4:57 pm

Businesses don’t want to open the whole can of worms.
What happens if big wig HR likes gets pinged drink driving and does nothing.
Then mid level guys that HR doesnt like gets pinged & they say time to go.
It means that Fair Work could potentially end up trawling over the crim check records of whole businesses (if an aggrieved party raises it).
Very embarrassing.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 7, 2023 4:59 pm

Mark from Melbourne
Jul 7, 2023 4:42 PM
Just a test

REPORT THIS AD

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 7, 2023 5:00 pm

I just hope Wilko and the Pirate get f-cked up.

I would like to see them…

“Roger. Wilko.”

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 7, 2023 5:00 pm

I expect Mrs Pirate Pete’s agent will have trouble having people take their calls.

A few years back, Pirate Pete was a semi-regular guest speaker at CFMEU “training & development days”.
Others Peoples Money.
Snout meet trough.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 7, 2023 5:00 pm

In essence, imagine a 2600 tonne solid block of concrete dropped on you from height. You don’t hear or see it coming.

That is why I thought his use of strain gauges was a head-scratcher.
Failure is such that the time between commencement of failure and completion is thousandths of a second, so what is the point.
So what if the strain gauges are conected to a warning device. It won’t even have time to begin the “Bing Bong! You’re dead!” message.
Strain gauges are great for measuring stresses and strains within failure parameters as a research tool on real life vehicles, or establishing the precise point of failure in bench testing.
But very “ashtray on a motorbike” if used to warn of catastrophic failure of a plastic tube with people inside.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 7, 2023 5:01 pm

Bing Bong !
Ah the glory days.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 7, 2023 5:02 pm

Ms Chrysanthou said on Friday that the Department of Parliamentary Services said it had no CCTV to produce in response to a subpoena, something the defamation barrister said was concerning

Groogs, what do you know about this? What does the Rules of Kangaroo Court say about subpoenas?

Lysander
Lysander
July 7, 2023 5:03 pm

Lisa’s TV career has imploded like a carbon fibre submersible

I love your similies Sancho 😛

Lysander
Lysander
July 7, 2023 5:05 pm

Apparently the Great Orator, the Wentworth Waffler is on Murray St, Perth as we speak.

If you’re nearby, please go and do something (not condoning violence… maybe just “have some words”)

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 7, 2023 5:06 pm

So it seems like there is a mechanism in place & your HR are a pack of idiots.

My take on it as well.

Its for everyone onsite, from mine manager (name changed by DMIRS to ‘site senior executive”) to dunny scrubber.
Including contractors.

Lysander
Lysander
July 7, 2023 5:08 pm

FM
DMIRS ARE THE SWAMP!!!

That lesbot Penny Lipscombe…. what an absolutely waste of CO2.

Chris
Chris
July 7, 2023 5:10 pm

Work has a new HR inspired rule that everyone has to do a police clearance every year.
To prevent domestic violence/ white ribbon shit.

I don’t get all human rights-y over that to work in the mines.
And the Working wif Kiddos Check is also a piece of statist bullshit, as previously mentioned.
Based on recent events we need IMMEDIATE LEGISLATION to protect vulnerable doggos in the same way. Four Corners, come in spinnah!

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
July 7, 2023 5:12 pm

thefrollickingmole
Jul 7, 2023 4:47 PM
Peoples opinions please…

I’m counselling anyone whithin my circle of influence to proactively get written into any employment contract a statement that the employer will never require any private information- “healthcare” status, police records, pregnancies, social media account content.
We’ve all had a taste of the appetite of the business-government nexus during the China Virus Reset.
Never forget.
Never forgive.

Lysander
Lysander
July 7, 2023 5:12 pm

Ohhhhh tasty, Palachook on track to lose election (52-48)

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 7, 2023 5:16 pm

Apparently the Great Orator, the Wentworth Waffler is on Murray St, Perth as we speak.

Theres a Woolies in Murray St.
They sell frozen mallard ducks.
Now is the time to strike, Maocolm on live TV having a frozen mallard forcibly inserted to the thunderous applause of people watching is the hope and change this country needs.

Imagine a world where superannuated flogbags were too terrified to leave their houses without disguises lest some vigilante with an Indian runner slips one up them?

That he which hath no mallard to this fight,
Let him depart; his passport shall be made,
And crowns for convoy put into his purse;
We would not duck in that man’s company
That fears his fellowship to duck with us.
This day is call’d the feast of insertion
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will quack a tip-toe when this day is nam’d,
And rouse him at the name of insertion.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say “To-morrow is insertion.”
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say “These pecks I had on insertions day.”
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he’ll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day.

Chris
Chris
July 7, 2023 5:17 pm

DMIRS ARE THE SWAMP!!!

Allow me to affirm you decision to use three exclamation marks.

Chris
Chris
July 7, 2023 5:19 pm

Theres a Woolies in Murray St.
They sell frozen mallard ducks.

I must however, deplore the lack of tar and feathers in this excellent plan.

Lysander
Lysander
July 7, 2023 5:19 pm

So, were Rudd and Co allowed to use government funded lawyers in defending their killing of thousands of boat people?

Oh. right.

Lysander
Lysander
July 7, 2023 5:27 pm

Hmm never actually occurred to me:

Poor old Captain Fraser – first he loses his life to Aborigines (who claim 60,000 years of occupation of pre-European Australia but who were just as civilisationally primitive in 1836 as they were back in the mists of time) only to then have his namesake island lose its European name — a name which symbolised the benefits his civilisation brought downunder.

https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/society/2023/07/whats-in-a-name-these-days-plenty-of-woke/

cohenite
July 7, 2023 5:39 pm

Even the scumbag MSM asking joe about the coke: and he just sits there grinning that drooling face. WTF does this shit stain have on everyone to get away with what he is getting away with. Or is that he’s just too valuable to the swamp as a front man/corpse.

JMH
JMH
July 7, 2023 5:40 pm

No wonder there were raised judicial eyebrows regarding the ‘missing’ CCTV footage. The footage of Britnah in a not drunk state was all over the internet not so long ago. I hope probes are inserted good an hard as to where that footage (and any other) went.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 7, 2023 5:41 pm

imagine a 2600 tonne solid block of concrete dropped on you from height. You don’t hear or see it coming

Unless you have the appropriate warning systems in place.

‘Bing Bong! Implosion al-‘

The eyeball camera live-streamed to the Indian call centre must be astounding.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 7, 2023 5:41 pm

“healthcare” status, police records, pregnancies, social media account content.

Most businesses will do a crim check.
And most will see if your social media is too ripe (if your accounts are public & in your real name).

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 7, 2023 5:43 pm

Cohenite – have you noticed how quiet Bernie has been lately?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 7, 2023 5:45 pm

It means that Fair Work could potentially end up trawling over the crim check records of whole businesses (if an aggrieved party raises it).
Very embarrassing.

Oh my wordy, Lordy, yes indeedy.
I once worked for a complete prat as part of an alliance between a service provider and a client (me on the service provider side).
Before one of our alliance board meetings we were shooting the breeze and the subject came up of a guy in Brissy who had recently walked in front of a train. He was under a cloud over expenses rorting.
This idiot pipes up, “Yes. If I want to get someone, I can always find something in their expenses.”
Whoa!
The barometric pressure in the room dropped about ten points.
He got a bit of feedback through the back channels from the client about not wanting their name caught up in a vendetta.
And apart from the reputational risk, as you say, there is the employment law side.
And that would turn on consistency of application of policy.
It wouldn’t be enough to show that someone had breached clause 41.4.2 of the Reimbursable Business Expenses Policy.
You would need to show you monitored it and policed it for everyone all the time.
Again, why would HR take a step into the quagmire of police records.

Lysander
Lysander
July 7, 2023 5:47 pm

I’m guessing plenty of people have criminal records because they did “criminal” things during ChinaFlu.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 7, 2023 5:49 pm

And that would turn on consistency of application of policy.

Selective application of policies has paid off many a mortgage (post settlement).

Lysander
Lysander
July 7, 2023 5:50 pm

Wouldn’t put it past him:

MOSCOW, July 5. /TASS/. Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky is planning to blow up the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) in the run-up to NATO’s July summit and then pin the terrorist attack on Russia, thereby dragging the alliance into the conflict, Leonid Slutsky, leader of the LDPR party and chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, said on Wednesday.

More at: https://tass.com/politics/1643011

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 7, 2023 5:51 pm

Why do I bother.
Series 3 of the Witcher is just awful.
Series 1 was great.
Series 2 was a big drop off.
Series 3…a steaming pile of turd.

cohenite
July 7, 2023 5:51 pm

Cohenite – have you noticed how quiet Bernie has been lately?

Could be this.

Or, as I say, every demorat is cowered into silence. What does biden, or whoever is controlling the old bastard, have on the rest of them.

Maybe hunter will start shooting folk from the WH balcony, just to test the lack of restraint and the power they appear to have. It’s getting really weird.

Johnny Rotten
July 7, 2023 5:55 pm

A nice summary by the Commissioner from the Report –

“Robodebt was a crude and cruel mechanism, neither fair nor legal, and it made many people feel like criminals. In essence, people were traumatised on the off-chance they might owe money. It was a costly failure of public administration, in both human and economic terms.”

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 7, 2023 5:57 pm

Sancho
Again, why would HR take a step into the quagmire of police records.

The reason given is white ribbon accreditation.

Ive done the police checks things before with the gold squad screening people working in certain areas of mines. But blanket?
And what will the process be – your estranged ex, who hates our guts and is taking 1/2 your pay in child support alleged during the breakup you said bad things and gave her hurty feelings, therefore you cant drive a truck here anymore….

Im quite sincere in my hoping someone goes them for this, and wins bigly.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 7, 2023 6:01 pm

Tim
52 minutes ago
What responsibility do community elders have to hold their own people accountable? What responsibility do parents have to ensure their children are fed, go to school, and are in bed at a reasonable time? What responsibility do all residents of remote communities have to take basic care of the homes, shops, recreation facilities etc that are provided for them?

If these communities cannot regulate themselves (just as any community in Australia provides a level of self-regulation) then they should be closed down. A never ending blank cheque to support remote, unviable communities of unemployed residents is unsustainable.

All night card parties are the latest vogue among the indigenous in this part of the world. The children can’t sleep, so doze off at school next day…

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 7, 2023 6:04 pm

feelthebern

Jul 7, 2023 5:01 PM

Bing Bong !
Ah the glory days.

Should “Bing Bongs!” make a return?
I mean, I know some found it upsetting, but if it is what The People want …

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 7, 2023 6:05 pm

A nice summary by the Commissioner from the Report –

Considering how damning this report has been, surely the solicitor-general was slammed for his non-action?
If not, why not?

Cassie of Sydney
July 7, 2023 6:08 pm

From the Oz…

Controversial Queensland Liberal senator Gerard Rennick has been kicked off the party’s Senate ticket, in a blow to Opposition leader Peter Dutton’s authority.

In a shock result, about 270 members of the Liberal National Party Queensland state council on Friday voted to back the party’s treasurer Stuart Fraser – a director of Brisbane-based finance company Winscourt Capital and former president of the Tattersalls Club – to take Senator Rennick’s third spot on the party’s Senate ticket for the next federal election.

Firstly, I note that Sarah Hanson Dung or Mehreen Faruqi are never described as “controversial”.

Secondly, Rennick should walk from the Liberals and join One Nation, something he should have done a long time ago.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 7, 2023 6:08 pm

Should “Bing Bongs!” make a return?

Bing Bong.
Yes.
Bing Bong.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 7, 2023 6:10 pm

testing “if it saved just one life it was worth it” to the utter limits…

https://www.city-journal.org/article/lockdowns-the-self-inflicted-disaster
“Most likely lockdowns represent the biggest policy mistake in modern times,” says Lars Jonung of Lund University in Sweden, a coauthor of one of the new reports. He and two fellow economists, Steve Hanke from Johns Hopkins University and Jonas Herby of the Center for Political Studies in Copenhagen, sifted through nearly 20,000 studies for their book, Did Lockdowns Work?, published in June by the Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA) in London. After combining results from the most rigorous studies analyzing fatality rates and the stringency of lockdowns in various states and nations, they estimate that the average lockdown in the United States and Europe during the spring of 2020 reduced Covid mortality by just 3.2 percent. That translates to some 4,000 avoided deaths in the United States—a negligible result compared with the toll from the ordinary flu, which annually kills nearly 40,000 Americans.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 7, 2023 6:12 pm

Wouldn’t put it past him:

LOL.

Russia emplaced explosives on top of at least two of the reactor buildings. They were sprung by commercial sat pics. Then they said they were fake explosives not real ones. Guffaw. The idea was that the charges would be let off and then they’d claim the Ukies shelled the facility.

So choose your fake flag, there’re a lot of them flying around right now. I believe neither side. But if the Russians were for real on this particular issue they would announce a neutral zone around the plant and would get the IAEA in to run it. The Ukies would be forced to respect it due to MSM pressure. They aren’t doing that, which to my mind is a tell.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 7, 2023 6:12 pm

thefrollickingmole

Jul 7, 2023 5:57 PM

Sancho
Again, why would HR take a step into the quagmire of police records.

The reason given is white ribbon accreditation.

Oh.
You mean “Andrew O’Keefe Accreditation”?
Again, I ask.
Why would an employer jump into that area?
I mean, what if they find an employee has an AVO which prohibits him/her/xe going near his ex?
What are they going to do?
Fire him?
The courts have issued a control order which has nafink to do with his/her/xe’s employment.
OK. So they fire him/her/xe. Which posdibly reduces his/her/xe’s income and reduces child support flowing to the kids.
Stay the fck out of it.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 7, 2023 6:13 pm

Peter Griffin also likes the Bing Bong.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOOK0p-hPnY

Cassie of Sydney
July 7, 2023 6:14 pm

From the Oz…

Morrison says Robodebt findings ‘unsubstantiated’
Rhiannon Down

Scott Morrison says he wishes to “express regret for the unintended consequences” of the Robodebt scheme, acknowledging that the Royal Commission made findings into his conduct as Social Services Minister.

“I reject completely each of the findings which are critical of my involvement in authorising the scheme and are adverse to me,” he said.

“They are wrong, unsubstantiated and contradicted by clear documentary evidence presented to the Commission.

“It is unfortunate that these findings fail to acknowledge the proper functioning of government and cabinet processes in the face of not only my evidence as a former Prime Minister, and cabinet minister for almost nine years, but also the evidence of other cabinet ministers.”

Mr Morrison defended his actions while in office saying that he acted in “good faith and on clear and deliberate department advice that no legislation was required to introduce the scheme and presented comprehensive evidence to support this position”.

“The findings which are adverse to me are based upon a fundamental misunderstanding of how government operates,” he said.

“The commission has suggested, contrary to decisions of the High Court and long standing practice, that a Minister cannot rely upon the advice of their own department.

“Such a proposition would make executive government completely unworkable.”

Two points…

1. I have zero sympathy for Scumbag. This is the same dickhead who rushed to put the knife into Pell and our SAS soldiers.

2. I want to also remind people that only days after the High Court verdict…7-0, Morrison and Porter couldn’t wait to release the RC findings into Pell, to further smear him.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 7, 2023 6:15 pm

That is why I thought his use of strain gauges was a head-scratcher.
Failure is such that the time between commencement of failure and completion is thousandths of a second, so what is the point.

From my Ministerial Media Advisor’s perspective, this is emblematic of the immensely stupid engineering that went into the Titan.

Carbon fibre itself is something of a super material, for sure, incredibly strong and stiff. But when it’s mixed with resin to form a structure, the ‘average’ properties of the composite material are something quite different – and the mechanism of failure (at 6000psi) is way more complex than it would be for a single material and heavily driven by tiny variations in manufacture and the bonding between fibre and resin matrix.

In practical terms you could never know where the point of failure would start and measurement of the deflection of the composite mass at random points would give you no guidance at all.

Add to that the extreme local stresses set up around the interface between the cf tube and the titanium end caps – and, bazingo, you’ve strayed out of the world of engineering design and into the realm of Faith.

(Sorry if this has already been canvassed.)

Helen
Helen
July 7, 2023 6:16 pm

Vicki

One observation that few government organisers make is that Aborigines, or those of Aboriginal descent, often achieve good life experience and work in the big cities. I know that this is not always the case, but it is far more common than in remote areas of Australia.

I think you will find, if all the people who identify as ATSI on the census were added up, the sorry people on community would be well in the minority. But it is not in the Aboriginal Industry’s best interests in highlighting this, that the majority of people who identfy as aboriginal are doing well. Rather it is on their interest to keep people living in despair and repugnant conditions because their plight ensures the gravy train keeps running.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 7, 2023 6:16 pm

feelthebern

Jul 7, 2023 6:08 PM

Should “Bing Bongs!” make a return?

Bing Bong.
Yes.
Bing Bong.

Bing Bong!
Your message has been received and is under consideration.
Bing Bong!

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 7, 2023 6:17 pm

Two points…

1. I have zero sympathy for Scumbag. This is the same dickhead who rushed to put the knife into Pell and our SAS soldiers.

2. I want to also remind people that only days after the High Court verdict…7-0, Morrison and Porter couldn’t wait to release the RC findings into Pell, to further smear him.

Well said.
+1000.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 7, 2023 6:19 pm

Peter Griffin also likes the Bing Bong

‘Every Bing Bong two cents!’

It all adds up. Before long you can afford a Kenworth.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 7, 2023 6:20 pm

Is everyone ready for their daily dose of manmade horrors beyond your comprehension?

If you never click one of my links, make sure its this one.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6626317/

scroll down a bit for the pictures…
The gender surgery program at Oregon Health & Science University, a public teaching hospital in downtown Portland, provides a productive tableau for analysis. The program is led by Blair Peters, a self-described “queer surgeon” who sports neon-pink hair, uses “he/they” pronouns, and specializes in vaginoplasty (the creation of an artificial vagina), phalloplasty (the creation of an artificial penis), and “non-binary” surgeries, which nullify the genitals altogether. Peters and his colleagues have pioneered the use of a vaginoplasty robot, which helps efficiently castrate male patients and turn their flesh into a “neo-vagina.”

Goanna
Goanna
July 7, 2023 6:22 pm

I put it to him that a lot of their history is concerned with sovereignty. Very important to them. He agreed vehemently.

So I said then why do you put your laws through a foreign organization in Brussels? He seemed a bit confused so I made it as clear as I could: if being Irish and independent is all, then why subjugate yourself to yet another overseas organisation. Have you not just swapped the English for the EU?

Top Ender.

You asked an important question of that Irishman.

We visited Ireland about a decade ago.
I left disappointed. The Irish had indeed become Europeans.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 7, 2023 6:23 pm

SloMo better get his legacy on Gumtree while it still has some value. Ditto the Godbothering autobiography.

Johnny Rotten
July 7, 2023 6:23 pm

Considering how damning this report has been, surely the solicitor-general was slammed for his non-action?
If not, why not?

I’m still reading the Report in between glasses of red wine. Further I can’t read a 900 plus page Report as quickly as Tennis Elbow or “short on Brains’ did in readiness for their very prompt lunchtime TV presentation on the ALPBC. They are either speed readers or they had a lot of help from somewhere………………………..

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 7, 2023 6:24 pm

My GP has changed practices.
I had to register with the new practice to make an appointment.
Oh boy.
The amount of woke shit, what’s your pro-nouns, a range of gender selections…doesn’t entirely fill me with confidence.

cohenite
July 7, 2023 6:26 pm

Cassie of Sydney
Jul 7, 2023 6:08 PM
From the Oz…

Controversial Queensland Liberal senator Gerard Rennick has been kicked off the party’s Senate ticket, in a blow to Opposition leader Peter Dutton’s authority.

Rennick is a smart, true conservative. The libs are a party of shit stains with only Antic, Chandler and maybe one or 2 left.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 7, 2023 6:27 pm

Faustus, the other potential issue was if the container survived but lost comms and was bobbing around in the ocean with no way of egress, because they had a bolt on hatch fixed from the outside.
This guy had a background in aerospace.
One of the key developments in aircraft design in the 60’s was the plug door, after a few popped off pressurised aircraft.
The elegance of it’s design is the relative ease of removal in an equalised pressure environment (ie on the ground), but the greater the pressure differential (ie at altitude), the tighter the seal.
It is even easier to design in the submarine environment because the pressure is reversed (higher external pressure).
OK, ultimately the hatch wasn’t the problem, but it is an indicator of shoddy design, with no redundancy or fail-safe mechanisms.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 7, 2023 6:27 pm

In a shock result, about 270 members of the Liberal National Party Queensland state council on Friday voted to back the party’s treasurer Stuart Fraser – a director of Brisbane-based finance company Winscourt Capital and former president of the Tattersalls Club – to take Senator Rennick’s third spot on the party’s Senate ticket for the next federal election

Rennick is a National Party Senator.
It’s their turn to take #1 & #3 spots on the Senate Ticket and the NP preferred someone else to Rennick.
How is that a blow to Dutton’s authority in Queensland?

Lee
Lee
July 7, 2023 6:29 pm

Peoples opinions please…

Work has a new HR inspired rule that everyone has to do a police clearance every year.
To prevent domestic violence/ white ribbon shit.

I have been helpful sending them the HRC opinions of this and suggesting its probably borderline illegal to make this a requirement.

And yet they let pervert scumbags in drag get their rocks off near children …

Cassie of Sydney
July 7, 2023 6:29 pm

“vaginoplasty (the creation of an artificial vagina), phalloplasty (the creation of an artificial penis),”

No amount of creepy Frankenstein surgery will ever create a real functioning vagina, like the vagina I have and other women here have, and no amount of surgery will ever create a real functioning penis, like the men here have.

Cassie of Sydney
July 7, 2023 6:32 pm

“Rennick is a smart, true conservative. The libs are a party of shit stains with only Antic, Chandler and maybe one or 2 left.”

Yep.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 7, 2023 6:33 pm

No amount of creepy Frankenstein surgery will ever create a real functioning vagina

The artificial vagina (the inside out penis) is an infection riddled petri dish.
Don’t mess with nature.

areff
areff
July 7, 2023 6:36 pm

a real functioning penis, like the men here have.

Benefit of the doubt goes to Sad Case on this one.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
July 7, 2023 6:37 pm

The amount of woke shit, what’s your pro-nouns, a range of gender selections…doesn’t entirely fill me with confidence.

Why do it? I’d find someone else who wasn’t insane.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 7, 2023 6:38 pm

News
Breaking News

UPDATED
Network 10 seeks ‘explanation’ why crucial CCTV not disclosed

Questions about why crucial CCTV at the centre of Bruce Lehrmann’s rape case was not disclosed have been asked.

From the Hun.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 7, 2023 6:38 pm

The State Council meeting that pitched Rennick into the Senate was a Branch Stack.
Once bitten, twice shy, the LNP isn’t closing the doors over this one, Labor Party shills.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 7, 2023 6:40 pm

Benefit of the doubt goes to Sad Case on this one.

But not monty, who is bereft of penis.

miltonf
miltonf
July 7, 2023 6:40 pm

Mengele is back.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 7, 2023 6:41 pm

Why do it? I’d find someone else who wasn’t insane.

Because they are a great doc.
But I will raise the website when I see them.
Looks like there are about 8 doctors at the new practice.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
July 7, 2023 6:49 pm

Because they are a great doc.
But I will raise the website when I see them.
Looks like there are about 8 doctors at the new practice.

That’s a good reason. Maybe they’re all too busy being medics, and they’ve left the organisation to some inadequately supervised nongs. Very likely females. I’ve noticed that the female quacks are frequently poorly informed and more prone to soak up the zeitgeist uncritically than the males. On the other hand they’re very conscientious.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 7, 2023 6:50 pm

a real functioning penis, like the men here have

Mmm.

Quite some years ago, and possibly just prior to marrying the ex-Mrs KD, she was a hostie. As a hostie, it is apparently mandatory to have one or more male friends who are as gay as multicoloured Christmas jumpers.

I met one of the aforementioned homos at a function once. A Liberace-style faaaaabulous chap, he tried to hug me which didn’t end well.

Anyway, during a later umprompted discussion she mentioned that his fellow was going to SE Asia for a willy enlargement procedure, as apparently the original equipment wasn’t getting the job done.

This procedure was said to involve the installation of what was described as ‘scaffolding’.

About three months later, I was involuntarily subject to one of those ‘You’ll never guess what happened!’ stories on her return from work. Apparently the ‘scaffolding’ had collapsed, possibly in the manner of an OceanGate submersible, and with all manner of untidy results. I then expressed a number of hilarious suggestions relating to this bloke and his rebuilt doodle.

Strangely enough, I never heard one word about the gay bloke and his cock surgery ever again.

Where I’m going with this is – whenever I hear stories about doctors creating fake penii, I am reminded of that gay bloke with a now non-functional wanger.

It’s funny stuff.

Cassie of Sydney
July 7, 2023 6:54 pm

Further to Neflix, I can recommend a good Italian programme. It’s a documentary on the last King of Italy’s son, the crown prince, who shot a teenager dead back in 1978 in Corsica. The documentary looks at how the teenager’s family struggled for decades to get any justice. The Italian royal family were dethroned in 1946 and no male Savoy heir was allowed to return to Italy until 2001. The Crown Prince was a friend of the late Shah and was always involved in dodgy dealings and businesses. Anyway, I can recommend it. There’s so much crap on Netflix, sometimes I struggle to find anything to watch.

I also recommend Rough Diamonds.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 7, 2023 6:54 pm

Apparently the ‘scaffolding’ had collapsed, possibly in the manner of an OceanGate submersible, and with all manner of untidy results.

It went too deep and imploded?
Impressive, vile but impressive.

rickw
rickw
July 7, 2023 6:57 pm

Peters and his colleagues have pioneered the use of a vaginoplasty robot, which helps efficiently castrate male patients and turn their flesh into a “neo-vagina.”

Wow, a robot chainsaw.

Bar Beach Swimmer
July 7, 2023 6:58 pm

ftb:
My GP has changed practices.
I had to register with the new practice to make an appointment.
Oh boy.
The amount of woke shit, what’s your pro-nouns, a range of gender selections…doesn’t entirely fill me with confidence.

Bern,
#walkaway

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
July 7, 2023 6:59 pm

If having some sort of criminal offence on your record prevents anyone from working on mine sites I would guess about half of the workforce would be gone by the end of the day.
People working in close proximity to, or with access to processed gold or other precious metals are usually carefully vetted, but no sane management cares if Joe Bogan on the air leg or Stumpy the shot firer’s offsider once got drunk and smashed a pot plant in the beer garden.
Getting perilously close to WW2’s “Show us your paperz”.

Whoever invented HR departments belongs in the seventh circle of Hell.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 7, 2023 6:59 pm

It went too deep and imploded?

Maybe a crack in the hull.

Can’t be too careful.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 7, 2023 7:01 pm

Bad news about Rennick.
Agree with Cassie he should join One Nation.
The only positive was that Dutton did back Rennick.
Who has even heard of the No 1 pick Paul Scarr? Or No 2 Susan McDonald?

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 7, 2023 7:03 pm

The German minority in Bohemia [now Czechia] were known as the Boehners.
They weren’t well liked.
The German occupation 1939-45, was quite popular, though.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 7, 2023 7:06 pm

My GP has changed practices

My local medical centre has new owners. They’ve taken down Kevin Rudd’s apology to the Stolen Generations, and the plaque reminding the patients that it was a privilege to be standing on Balladong land.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 7, 2023 7:06 pm

were known as the Boehners

PHRASING.

Roger
Roger
July 7, 2023 7:07 pm

“Such a proposition would make executive government completely unworkable.”

Memo to ScoMo & his solicitors:

Criminal trials don’t turn on such matters.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 7, 2023 7:08 pm

Who has even heard of the No 1 pick Paul Scarr? Or No 2 Susan McDonald?
They’re well known in Queensland.
Rennick was a grandstander who talked a good game but did nothing.
Zed Selesja was another one.
Antic will get rolled too.

Pogria
Pogria
July 7, 2023 7:11 pm

Watching Rita Panahi. She has played a few grabs of the fake oompah loompah. The early footage shows her speaking normally. The most recent footage, where a few of us have been wondering what she is on, definitely show the difference in her speech.
Either she is on some sort of chemical or alcoholic help, or she has some medical problem which will be rolled out closer to the vote to try and gain some sympathy votes.

Johnny Rotten
July 7, 2023 7:13 pm

dover0beach
Jul 7, 2023 2:58 PM
How do cluster munitions help Ukraine achieve its operational goals?

They help the US Neo Cons who have “Jo(ke) Biden puppet on a string” achieve their aim of a war against Russia. WW3 anyone? Get your Bunker ready now as the elites already have theirs ready and waiting and fully stocked up right now.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
July 7, 2023 7:15 pm

Pedro the Loafer

Jul 7, 2023 6:59 PM

Indeed Pedro the amount of drillers I’ve worked with having done stints in Etna ck or Lotus Glen correctional centres is a lot. One was even open about running drugs. However am finding criminal records are less though in more modern times though.

No one cares if a couple kilos of coal vanishes though for context though.

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

Vicki and Helen, there is a good article by Michal Baume in this week’s Speccie which arrived this morning. He quotes some good figures on how many of the identifying aborigines are urban and how many are in remote communities. The urban and regional ‘reveal an overwhelming bias’. Those in remote communities now make up less than one fifth of the 813,000 indigenous. In remote areas the gap hasn’t closed much at all, the figures come from the huge increasing in identifying abs who are doing well in cities and regions. 50 years, he says, since the remotes were in the majority.

He notes that as the urban and regional mainly marry into the white population there are going to be a lot of what he calls neo-aboriginal people around with only marginal traces of aboriginal genes. That’s likely the case anyway for the neo’s.

I like the term neo-aboriginal. We should use it more.

Chris
Chris
July 7, 2023 7:18 pm

Pedro the Loafer Avatar
Pedro the Loafer
Jul 7, 2023 6:59 PM
If having some sort of criminal offence on your record prevents anyone from working on mine sites

Believe it.
We just had to do a ‘verification of competence’ wherein Senior guys with 35+ years in the mines had to do a written test and be checked for competent driving by an instructor.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 7, 2023 7:21 pm

I like the term neo-aboriginal. We should use it more

Pay that one, LizzieB. The likes of those claiming “Aboriginal” status, on the basis of an Aboriginal great great grandfather, or great grandmother would certainly qualify.

Tom
Tom
July 7, 2023 7:37 pm

Cats, please set me right.

I’m sure Australia have never had a deputy prime minister whose job was to be a cackling buffoon like American vice-president Kamala Harris.

Then again, Australia has been spared the institutional cheating of the 2020 US presidential election, which turned America’s political leadership into the fake front for the faceless Marxists who are really running the White House and the US government.

To my recollection, the last buffoon who ran Australia was Billy McMahon at the end of the Menzies SFL administration in the 1960s and early 1970s. Even the Lying Slapper in the 2000s was a hard-core communist and could never ben classed a token buffoon like Kamala Harris.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 7, 2023 7:41 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Jul 7, 2023 7:21 PM
I like the term neo-aboriginal. We should use it more

Pay that one, LizzieB. The likes of those claiming “Aboriginal” status, on the basis of an Aboriginal great great grandfather, or great grandmother would certainly qualify.

Proposed test for aboriginality:

At least one full blood grandparent;

Fully initiated;

Lives a life at least resembling traditional life, away from a major city (population >100,000).

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 7, 2023 7:42 pm

I’m sure Australia have never had a deputy prime minister whose job was to be a cackling buffoon like American vice-president Kamala Harris.

Wrong again.
Lance Barnard was a buffoon, Albanese is a buffoon, Brian Howe was a buffoon, and if you ever get to be Deputy P.M., …

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 7, 2023 7:48 pm

If you’re Aboriginal/European, yeah, you’re an Aborigine, since the Aborigines are a European Race originally.
Aboriginal/Samoan/Tongan/ African/Asian/Jewish [like Thomas Mayo] no, you’re other mob will look after you.

cohenite
July 7, 2023 7:50 pm

Rennick was a grandstander who talked a good game but did nothing.
Zed Selesja was another one.
Antic will get rolled too.

Crotchless was deviating into sense early in the evening but the twilighting has kicked in.

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

Today at the IPA in the CBD.

The ferry trip in at 9am on a sunshiny and bright crystal-air harbour morning was a treat. I should get up and do this more often. A ten minute stroll from our place. On
the fast private ferry $9 with a good 20 people on board it took 12 minutes at speed direct from Watson’s Bay to Circular Quay. The govt ferry kicks in later, after 10 and ends at 4, stops at Rose Bay, and takes 22 minutes. Then I took the city circle on stop up to Wynyard right near Martin Place; this event was in the new hotel in the old GPO. I stopped for a coffee in the huge atrium area as I was earlier than I thought I’d be, then at 10 sharp went up to hear Peter Dutton. Be on time, all the info had shrieked, but in fact there was coffee with scones and cream available till 10.30, when the good man arrived. So I chatted around and about for a while, always interesting to meet people at these events.

Peter Dutton is an impressively tall and bulky man, looks like the ex cop he is. Everyone enthusiastically welcomed Warren Mundine to the gathering in the intro from Daniel at the IPA and Dutton announced he’d concentrate his speech on energy. He began a long and extremely thorough exegesis on exactly what sort of energy strife we were in and why we needed to go nuclear yesterday at the latest. We were ‘missing the train’ carrying all of those other countries seeking Small Nuclear and Micro Nuclear installations (he explained the difference) from the key manufacturers in world, some of which he named. He also gave a run down on how many countries, and especially the big economies, were turning nuclear now, and it was a very impressive account of the state of nuclear play. We are rank outsiders in the nuclear stakes and it won’t get any better unless we act soon: this means Albanese and Bowen (groans), and he laughed.

I was hugely impressed by Dutton’s ability to speak without notes and without stumbles and pleased to report that he is a much warmer and more likable personality in person than he appears on TV grabs. He needs TV media training, for he comes across as wooden in any TV I’ve seen, which he is not when in friendly company as at this gathering. He joked a bit and smiled as well, which he doesn’t manage on TV. He speaks with a passion and yet remains measured. Overall I think he’s one to go with, which I’d had some doubts about before.

Whether he can bring the Libs around though is another matter, given the wets and fools in there right now. He’s fully in the nuclear basket, having an eye on how people will still vote on ’emissions’ and this is the only firming power that is good like that. I’d go myself for some quick HELE coal-fired power stations, but that just doesn’t get a look in, no mention and no ability to ask about that.

The questions at the end took five areas where the audience had asked questions – broadly around the Voice, Economy, Energy, Cost of Living and Freedom of Speech, all with only one representative question as the intro. My name (not the one youse all know) and my direct question got up (yay!) leading into the coverage of the ACME legislation. He agreed he wouldn’t like to be monitored by Dreyfus (to laughter) but he was still a little evasive on that topic, shunting it to his minister, and also saying there was a case for some oversight but not what was proposed. Somebody should send him that list above of ‘freedom’ calls from great thinkers of the past. I sat next to a guy who was fiddling with a load of pamphlets, very interesting, authorized by the Liberal Party, Canberra, and a crashingly good account of why not to vote YES for the voice. He was letterboxing them around his local area. It leads with Important Information about THE VOICE, and in red RISKY UNKNOWN PERMANENT. Good info inside and on the back statements from Constitutional lawyers and other bigwigs about the inherent problems.

If they’ve got spares that’s something we all could do. I took a handful of his for a start to put in some letterboxes of Allegra voters in Wentworth where I live.

Hairy said to me why did I want to go when it would be like attending a Liberal Party Branch Meeting, but I said there are worse things in life, and in the event it turned out to draw on a wider group, as IPA functions do. He just didn’t want to get up early.
I will hand him some letterbox drops to do instead in penance.

I had a really good chat with Sophie York too, re Australian Conservatives days.

Tom
Tom
July 7, 2023 7:55 pm

Googleory, thanks for being the apprentice house troll. Keep at it; you may eventually get the hang of it.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 7, 2023 8:02 pm

Cummins gets Rooty 2nd ball, caught Davey.
Champion!

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 7, 2023 8:08 pm

My question about the problems with Donald Trump Jnr’s visa fell through to the floor though. This issue wasn’t covered at all, possibly a bit too specific anyway.

On the way up George Street I stopped to give my change (don’t have much in coins these days) to a man with a cardboard sign. His story was honest enough, no sad life tale (though I always give anyone begging the benefit of the doubt there); his sign simply said he needed help to feed his family. He looked like an ordinary sort of bloke, not a derro at all. As I opened my purse he saw all of the expensive bling on my fingers and said I like your rings. Thank you, I said, that’s kind of you, for it was. Clearly I had money and he didn’t. I gave him three bucks in gold coin and some silver. He said I was a beautiful princess, so I think that was fair exchange. Of a sort anyway. I hope he makes a lot of money sitting there.

Hairy wouldn’t think so though. But how would he know the man’s story, what happened that drove him to do this? I know too some do it for a living. But I think these days some people are just a bit desperate and think to give this a go for a while, maybe between jobs or in some sort of crisis. He seemed rather like that.

Tom
Tom
July 7, 2023 8:09 pm

Oh, God! The Australian media’s luckiest lightweight, Sky’s American correspondent Annalise Nielsen, is standing in for James Morrow on Sky’s Friday night US Report. Hurry back, James!

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
July 7, 2023 8:10 pm

Rooty
Seriously?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
July 7, 2023 8:12 pm

Quiz time.
What would Root’s nickname be if he was an Aussie?

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
July 7, 2023 8:17 pm

A: Quick.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 7, 2023 8:19 pm

While these letterbox pamphlets say at the base in small letter that they are authorised by A. Hirst, Liberal Party, I don’t think they are especially promoting the Liberals. They are such a good coverage of the Voice issues.

Ok, gotta go, time for me to make our salad and mash, Hairy’s done the sausages and spuds.

Razey
Razey
July 7, 2023 8:19 pm

Peter Dutton is an impressively tall and bulky man, looks like the ex cop he is.

Voldemort and Liebral parasites are not friends of conservatives.

rugbyskier
rugbyskier
July 7, 2023 8:21 pm

Quiz time.
What would Root’s nickname be if he was an Aussie?

Dud, of course.

Lee
Lee
July 7, 2023 8:21 pm

Broken electric vehicles need ‘quarantining’ under government guidelines, driving up the costs for mechanics and insurers

Another reason not to buy them.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 7, 2023 8:30 pm

Shagger!

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 7, 2023 8:36 pm

What would Root’s nickname be if he was an Aussie?

Plugger.

Louis Litt
Louis Litt
July 7, 2023 8:36 pm

Pedro – 7/7 @ 6:59pm
HR – is a girl prefect job. No self respecting bloke would do it.
The cobber goes full teacher, flicks her hair back, sits upright, says something like “ I would’nt say it if it was’nt true” , then starts typing some useless crap into the computer as notes while ignoring you.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 7, 2023 8:39 pm

Doggie?

Pogria
Pogria
July 7, 2023 8:40 pm

I reckon “Dud”, hands down.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 7, 2023 8:44 pm

His sister’s name is “Good”.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 7, 2023 8:44 pm

The way he’s batting atm, Reverse Cowgirl might be more appropriate?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 7, 2023 8:45 pm

Anything but ‘Rooty’.

More socially inept catastrophising from the bottom-feeder.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 7, 2023 8:45 pm

His grandma’s name is “Sloppy”.

Rabz
July 7, 2023 9:03 pm

Q. What the f*ck is with all this neoracism, Cats?

A. Collectivists, seeking to divide and conquer.

Again.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 7, 2023 9:09 pm

News
Breaking News

UPDATED
Network 10 seeks ‘explanation’ why crucial CCTV not disclosed

Questions about why crucial CCTV at the centre of Bruce Lehrmann’s rape case was not disclosed have been asked.

Total diversionary ploy.
There. Is. No. Missing. CCTV.
This was the line run by Dumgold to his cost.
They are trying to plant the seed that “if only we had the CCTV we could prove it!”

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 7, 2023 9:10 pm

Uh, have you been asleep the last 10 years?
NeoRacism is Zulu’s stock in trade.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 7, 2023 9:10 pm

Rabz
Jul 7, 2023 9:03 PM
Q. What the f*ck is with all this neoracism, Cats?

A. Collectivists, seeking to divide and conquer.

Again.

Still.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 7, 2023 9:10 pm

Just watched Guy Ritchie his latest movie Operation Fortune: Ruse De Guerre with Son-in-law and Family

Really enjoyed – Aubrey Plaza, Jason Statham and Bugzy Malone, Josh Hartnett & Hugh Grant were all excellent

Son-in-law was one who suggested we watch for Movie night and definitely worth it

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 7, 2023 9:11 pm

There. Is. No. Missing. CCTV.

Channel 7 have got some.
They played it a few Sundays ago.
Remember that?

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 7, 2023 9:12 pm

Ed Case
Jul 7, 2023 9:10 PM
Uh, have you been asleep the last 10 years?
NeoRacism is Zulu’s stock in trade.

So sez the resident racist, a completely unreliable source.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 7, 2023 9:14 pm

Here we go. Stokes piking again.

Trailing by 150+, suddenly develops an unspecified injury.

Rabz
July 7, 2023 9:14 pm

There. Is. No. Missing. CCTV.

Until. There. Was. Not.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 7, 2023 9:15 pm

Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc:

Something called the Independent Commission for Equity in Cricket (commissioned by the England and Wales Cricket Board in a mood of self-flagellation) has caused a storm (and a good many headlines) by complaining that racism, sexism, classism and elitism are widespread in the game of cricket.

I’ve been following cricket all my life. I have spent a huge chunk of my life on cricket grounds. I’ve spoken to many cricketers. And I’ve been inside professional dressing rooms as a doctor. I’ve written four books on cricket (including The Village Cricket Tour and Thomas Winsden’s Cricketing Almanack) and I’ve written articles for specialist cricket magazines. So, here is the Vernon Coleman Report on the ICEC Report; a report which I suspect I could have written two years ago when they started.

And I believe the ICEC report will do far more harm than good.

But I wasn’t in the slightest surprised by its conclusions. The death of cricket has been on the cards for some time. After all, some of those involved with the dangerously fascist Great Reset, the climate change myth and the absurd re-wilding nonsense want to stop all sport because it takes up too much space and involves travel.

To me the ECB’s report stinks of woke gibberish.

Equity in cricket, for heaven’s sake. That’s a real ESG word.

The woman who was chairman of the committee is described as having experience in ‘governance, inclusion and equity’.

What a surprise.

A woman described as a senior independent director of the ECB said: ‘Promoting equity, diversity and inclusion across the game is critical to the success of our game-wide strategy Inspiring Generations and our purpose of connecting communities through cricket.’

Rishi Sunak, a well-known war criminal, took time off from sending depleted uranium shells to Ukraine to get in touch with the ECB. He wants cricket to be inclusive and open to everybody. I actually rather thought it was. Even blind people play cricket.

I think they’ve all missed the point. (If I’m allowed to have a view on this – which I rather fear may not be the case these days.)

Cricket isn’t a social programme or an experiment in human resources.

Cricket is a game. Or I thought it was.

If people want to play they play. If they want to watch they watch. If people from some areas of society aren’t interested then that’s fine. There are plenty of other games they can play. Cricket doesn’t exist to change society and lead us into the Great Reset.

The report makes it look as if cricket had huge problems.

I don’t believe it does.

At least, I don’t think it did.

I think this report could create some very big problems and it is my belief it could do more harm than good.

They won’t agree with me, of course, but I fear this report will exacerbate suspicions, paranoia, resentment and entitlement and actually create racism.

If you look at tennis, rugby, football, gymnastics, chess, dominoes or synchronised swimming through the same distorting spectacles you could claim they all have problems. There are far more black players in top level professional football than makes statistical sense. How many black tennis players are there in local tennis clubs? How many Muslim women are there involved in synchronised swimming? Enough? Not enough? Too many? Who decides?

The report says that there must be a `fundamental overhaul of the women’s pay structure in order to achieve parity with the men’s game’.

I’m terribly sorry, (and this really isn’t a sexist comment, it’s a realistic comment) but that is like saying that the members of the chorus in an opera should be paid the same as the lead tenor and soprano.

Look at the stands when women are playing. There are huge empty spaces.

If women are to be paid the same as men then the men will have to take a huge pay cut. There certainly isn’t enough money in the sport to pay women the same as the men currently receive.

The report says that Black cricket has not been adequately supported.

Black cricket?

I thought teams had black and white players together. Gordon Greenidge and Barry Richards were probably the greatest opening partnership in history. One was black and one was white.

Are we now going to have black teams and white teams?

The report says that ‘cricket need to have a clear set of values’.

No it doesn’t need a set of artificially created values.

Cricket needs some laws. Which it has. And it needs players to play the game fairly and honourably. Which they mostly do. That’s where the phrase `it’s not cricket’ came from.

What on earth do they mean anyway?

The 317-page report says that costs are prohibitive.

Really?

Have they looked at the costs of getting started in motor racing or horse jumping? Or skiing? Or yachting?

Do they want taxpayers to provide every child with a free bat and ball?

Kids who want to play cricket need an old tennis ball, a piece of wood and a lamp-post on which to chalk the wickets. And someone to play with.

And look at this quote from Ben Stokes, the England cricket captain, made after the absurd and damaging report was made public: ‘I am Ben Stokes, born in New Zealand, a state-educated pupil who dropped out of school at 16 with one GCSE in PE. I needed help with the spelling and grammar in this speech and I am sitting here as the England men’s Test captain.’

Elitism?

Where is the elitism?

The truth about cricket is that most of the people who play it and watch it are rather decent. They don’t play or watch to change society. They play or watch because it’s fun. They enjoy it. And the last thing most people think about is skin colour.

It isn’t the fault of cricket that the money grubbers sold the TV rights to a satellite TV company – thereby ensuring that kids don’t watch it and aren’t interested in playing.

It isn’t the fault of cricket that local authority schools don’t play much cricket. That’s because local councils sold off the playing fields to developers.

There’s sexism, racism and old-fashioned snobbery in all corners of life.

But cricket isn’t any worse than anywhere else though I admit there isn’t a Test series for transgender cricketers and there obviously should be.

And let us remember that half a century ago, South Africa was exiled from international cricket because the South Africans wouldn’t accept Basil d’Olivera as a Test team tourist. Cricket led the way in this fight, at considerable cost. And it was white, middle aged men who were largely responsible for fighting apartheid.

This accusatory and adversarial report commissioned by the ECB seems to me to be full of modern `Great Reset’ language: intersectionality’ and cisgender make an appearance, of course.

The report apparently criticises the fact that some who watch cricket don’t like drums being played all day long. Well if I watch cricket I rather like it to be a peaceful activity. Is that now a race crime? Drums and impromptu bands and noisy behaviour should be banned. May I say that, please?

And the report criticises the huge number of cricket followers who dislike the Hundred – which is a daft form of biff bat cricket rather too similar to French cricket for my tastes. I want the Hundred (which is, I believe, destroying county cricket) to be forgotten about. Am I allowed to say that?

Are we now to be told what sort of cricket we can enjoy?

Oh, and the report talks about `Type K’ individuals.

‘Type K’ people are, apparently ‘white men, educated in private schools, who are straight and cisgender and do not have a disability’.

They obviously all need shooting for daring to be white, educated privately, straight, cisgender (whatever the hell that is) and untroubled by any visible disability.

I would like to think that this utterly awful report will go straight into the bin. And the ECB which commissioned the report should also go in the bin.

But they won’t.

I fear that ‘action’ will be taken and the death of cricket will get ever closer.

Cricket has been painfully woke for some years now. The annual Wisden seems to have become woke. And I think the MCC is pretty woke too.

And things are now going to get much worse.

Meanwhile, no one is much interested in the real racism in Britain.

In my view the group most affected by racial discrimination in Britain are not black or Asian. They are white men.

Just take a look at the RAF.

The RAF head recently admitted that the RAF has discriminated against white men.

In other words the white men had suffered because they had white skin.

Isn’t that racism?

Or is it only racism if non-white people are the victims?

Link

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 7, 2023 9:16 pm

Pedro at 6:59.

People working in close proximity to, or with access to processed gold or other precious metals are usually carefully vetted, but no sane management cares if Joe Bogan on the air leg or Stumpy the shot firer’s offsider once got drunk and smashed a pot plant in the beer garden.

No-one has any problem with checks relevant to the job.
Foxes, chookhouses and all that.
But if it’s just a fishing expedition to weed out non-conformists, I vote no.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 7, 2023 9:16 pm

Pedro the Loafer
Jul 7, 2023 6:59 PM

If having some sort of criminal offence on your record prevents anyone from working on mine sites

Waay back in the day, I worked on the Zambian Copperbelt. Most of the drillers on the development drives were Zulus or Xhosas – huge men who could operate two air legs at the same time.

It was sobering at times, giving instructions to these guys, to remember that they were there to avoid the gallows for killing someone in a mine beer hall brawl in South Africa.

Rabz
July 7, 2023 9:17 pm

Grate – I’ve just not inadvertantlee agreed with Eddles Casevich. 🙂

miltonf
miltonf
July 7, 2023 9:19 pm

HR is now called ‘people and culture’. More baloney from the US no doubt.

Johnny Rotten
July 7, 2023 9:20 pm

The Robodebt scheme

The Australian system of government includes a number of checks and balances, protections against abuses of power, and mechanisms for external oversight and scrutiny. Ministers bear responsibility for their portfolios; secretaries have duties and responsibilities with respect to the departments they administer; and public servants have standards of conduct to which they must adhere, which include acting with care and diligence, integrity and, importantly, providing the government with advice that is frank and honest.

LOL. That is the theory and what we used to believe in. Not any more though.

How, then, in such a system, did it come to pass that the government implemented, and continued an unlawful scheme that has been described as a “shameful chapter in the administration of the Commonwealth social security system” and “a massive failure of public administration”?1

Your excellent Report is explaining it very well. Great reading BTW.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 7, 2023 9:21 pm

Ed Case

Jul 7, 2023 9:11 PM

There. Is. No. Missing. CCTV.

Channel 7 have got some.
They played it a few Sundays ago.
Remember that?

Err, it’s not lost then, is it bozo.

Johnny Rotten
July 7, 2023 9:23 pm

This part of the report tells the story of Robodebt – from the frenetic, confused machinations of a pressured bureaucracy, to its ignominious end, ultimately brought about by a legal advice which, in essence, made precisely the same point as had been made in the first legal advice provided on the concept of what would become the Robodebt scheme.

The Scheme’s demise, for all of its seeming inevitability, took far longer than it should have, particularly for all of those harmed by a Scheme to which they should never have been subject to.

Rabz
July 7, 2023 9:29 pm

Even the Lying Slapper in the 2000s was a hard-core communist and could never been classed a token buffoon like Kamala Harris

If the Kamala was suddenly decreed to be the President of the USA, for example, due to that foul syphilitic illegitimate geriatric dropping dead (finally) would the massively destructive idiocy emanating from the “non black House” cease?

In a word, no, it would not.

And yet, here we are. Selling wars, door to door.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 7, 2023 9:33 pm

SITREP 7/6/23: Zelensky Builds One Last Suicidal Thrust to Appease Masters

Simplicius The Thinker
7 July 2023

The main reasons are likely that once Russia exposed their plans to the world, Ukraine’s Western partners put internal pressure on them not to carry out the falseflag, as well as the IAEA not fully backing Kiev as much as they would have liked:

On the night of July 5, several leaders of European countries held consultations with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on the situation at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. This was reported to TASS by Renat Karchaa, adviser to the general director of the Rosenergoatom concern.

According to my information, at night there were very intensive consultations between European leaders and Zelensky, they convinced that nothing irreparable would happen

According to Karcaa, until the NATO summit in Vilnius, which will take place on July 11-12, tensions over the situation at the ZNPP will remain.

This includes new published satellite photos which showed a closeup of the ZNPP roof, where Budanov had just recently claimed that Russia installed explosive devices. Though one new before and after satellite comparison claims to show something new on the roof of the #4 reactor building:

It doesn’t mean the threat is gone for good, nor does it mean they’ll stop talking about it. That’s because one of the main reasons for the ZNPP tension is likely to create a constant wall of noise and disruption in the information field in order to hide the AFU’s own losses and failings, not dissimilar to what happened a couple weeks ago when the Biden admin appeared to prolong the Titan submersible disinformation in order to mask the ongoing Hunter scandal.

So even if they never intended to actually attack the ZNPP, we can expect the disinfo tension to continue to be used at key moments to mask spikes of failures in their ongoing ‘offensive’.

There’s always this theory, too:

Also, as a last update and correction I’d like to make: I had mentioned the cask storage of spent fuel in ZNPP last time, and how they were at risk of being struck. While it’s true for artillery and powerful missiles, one thing I forgot to mention was that Russia did erect a cage over the casks in order to prevent, at the least, drone strikes. It can be seen here with today’s visit of Sergey Kiriyenko (Russian presidential deputy) to the site:

Now, onto that offensive.

Zipster
July 7, 2023 9:34 pm

Hints of Coming War? Xi Tells Military to Deepen War Planning | China In Focus
01:04 ‘Dare to Fight’: Xi Jinping Tells Military to Deepen War Planning
03:26 Yellen Trip Aims at ‘New Normal’ with Beijing
05:25 ‘You Can Never Become a Westerner:’ Beijing Official Urges Japan, S. Korea to Side with China
06:39 Five Arrested in Hong Kong for Allegedly Aiding Dissidents
08:34 Hong Kong Activists Wanted by China Stand Firm Amid Warrants
12:15 How Communist China Exploits the UN’s FAO: Report
14:43 Death, Injuries Amid China Forced Demolition Incident

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 7, 2023 9:35 pm

Uh, Parly House Facilities say they can’t produce it.
Either they’re lying, or … they’re lying.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 7, 2023 9:38 pm

Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc:

Is a fibber. I won’t go so far as calling him a lying sack of shit trying to use emotion to get people on side, but it’s a bit difficult when there’s this:

I’ve written four books on cricket (including The Village Cricket Tour and Thomas Winsden’s Cricketing Almanack)

Wisden. Wisden’s Almanac. If you can’t spell it, you didn’t write for it. You don’t write Wisden, you put your hand up to contribute.

And:

I thought teams had black and white players together. Gordon Greenidge and Barry Richards were probably the greatest opening partnership in history. One was black and one was white.

Jesus wept. For someone who says he wrote four books on the subject, and who still doesn’t know that Barry Richards was South African and white, and that Gordon Greenidge was West Indian and bleck – well, I will question it. Greenidge and Desmond Haynes (also a bleck West indian) were pretty close to being top of that heap.

Once more and yet again, here is a plonker attempting to garner support for dickheadery using something some people like as a vehicle.

I get the sentiment, I do. But inserting unrelated subjects like:

Rishi Sunak, a well-known war criminal

into your wordwall does nothing but blow whatever’s left of your cred out of the water.

‘Thomas Winsden’. Unresearched, poorly-created lying sludge by the good doctor attempting to be populist.

He may as well have mentioned chemtrails.

Rabz
July 7, 2023 9:46 pm

Eddles – seriously – does anyone give a rodent’s anymore?

The shitshow is now just being dragged on at taxpayers’ expense.

Hey, House sized Bottomage Reynolds – feel free to sue the very plain cellulite laden knickerless lush at your own expense, thanks, you z-grade mediocrity.

Then suddenly, the mighty litigation might just stop.

Gee, who’da thunk it.

P
P
July 7, 2023 9:50 pm

Peter Dutton address to IPA Members on Australia’s energy security and nuclear energy – 7 July 2023
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnBKRIbgCQ8

Rabz
July 7, 2023 9:58 pm

Hey, collectivists – you’ve finally found a war you’re endlessly screeching very tunelesslee about not bringing to a long overdue end?

Oh wait, yes you have.

He’s fighting for … 😕

Bar Beach Swimmer
July 7, 2023 10:10 pm

the last buffoon

The glimmer twins: Krudd & Turdball

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 7, 2023 10:11 pm

Berlusconi left his latest girlfriend a Hundred Million Pounds.
What a legend!

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 7, 2023 10:14 pm

Anyone burnng his Draft Card should be shot.

Glenn Campbell [1968]

Gabor
Gabor
July 7, 2023 10:17 pm

Berlusconi left his latest girlfriend a Hundred Million Pounds.

Euros actually, but never mind.
We are used to your wrongology.

BTW, before I forget, for this month, PO kindly.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 7, 2023 10:19 pm

He’s fighting for

Curse you, Rabz….

Rabz
July 7, 2023 10:22 pm

the braindead lamestream Ozzie meeja’s luckiest bimbecile, Sky’s American correspondent Annalise Nielsen, is standing in for James Morrow on Sky’s Friday night US Report

“duuuh, dumbocrat talking points, I tells ya and here’s my latest head tilty angle” – repeated in slightly different verbiage for however long she’s (unfortunately) on screen.

She’s obviously engaging in the “beast with two backs” with someone very highly placed at Fox.

There is no other logical explanation.

Rabz
July 7, 2023 10:29 pm

FFS, Cats, has there ever been a more useless indivegetable in human history than Mark Dickoless?

mark from melbourne
mark from melbourne
July 7, 2023 10:42 pm

Test

Mark from Melbourne
Mark from Melbourne
July 7, 2023 10:50 pm

… and again.

Fat, slow Pommie keepers ought no=t be elevated to first drop because their Captain can’t bowl.

Discuss.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 7, 2023 10:56 pm

I’m sure Australia have never had a deputy prime minister whose job was to be a cackling buffoon like American vice-president Kamala Harris.

Bananaby gave it a run.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
July 7, 2023 11:12 pm

Answer to the Root quiz – Rat

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 7, 2023 11:19 pm

What would Root’s nickname be if he was an Aussie?

Wanna.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 7, 2023 11:24 pm

Stokes likes Toddles.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 7, 2023 11:34 pm

Peter Dutton is an impressively tall and bulky man, looks like the ex cop he is.

Voldemort and Liebral parasites are not friends of conservatives.

Razey, the pragmatist in me says I’ll put up with a lot to see Dutton elected instead of another 4 years of Albosleazy and the hangers on there. I may vote for a smaller ginger group party like the Lib Dems to try to keep the Liberal Party wets a little in line, but at least if we go nuclear we can keep Australia as a first world nation – otherwise we’re lost, Argentina, then Venezuela.

Once we’ve got a fair bit of small scale nuclear and the climate con is even more exposed we can turn to a mix with some HELE coal-fired power to really get back to normal and think carefully about not placing nuclear installations in risky areas.

At least it’s a better future than having wind and solar industrial messes spread all over our land and sea, and being dependent on China for the parts they will constantly need – they are hardly renewables in the sense of their infrastructure.

If you watched the video P put up of today’s show (thanks P) you can see that Dutton is right on top of the issues with Bowen’s nonsense and with what’s happening in other significant countries. He can sell this message and win on it, I think. And if he starts to do a fix on the woke culture he will win plenty of friends with that too. He indicated he wanted to fix what we teach our kids.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 7, 2023 11:35 pm

All ten batsmen caught, Smith takes 5 catches.
Toddles buys a Wicket, might be his last.

Rabz
July 7, 2023 11:52 pm

The cheating rango houso midget is still personifying everythang that is not even remotely good about Ozzies.

Enough. 😕

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 7, 2023 11:57 pm

Rabz

Jul 7, 2023 11:52 PM

The cheating rango houso midget …

… is gone again!
For 1.
Broad got him again.
Piss orf you dickhead!

Rabz
July 8, 2023 12:00 am

For 1.
Broad got him again.
Piss orf you dickhead!

Yeeeaaahhh! 🙂

Rabz
July 8, 2023 12:05 am
Rabz
July 8, 2023 12:09 am
Rabz
July 8, 2023 12:24 am

Just toss that ham in the frying pan

… ‘cos it’s all over when I go out drinking … 😕

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
July 8, 2023 12:34 am

Looks a bit heavy in the jaw, Rabz. I’m sure she’s lovely in the flesh tho.

I really need to watch Wawrinka v Djokovic, but the telly is on the blink- combination of old house, winter atmosphere and digital surrender.
Had the pleasure of SBS news keeping me company- article on “Robodebt”, demonstrable human impact for which they found a bloke called Phoebe Autumn who is obese, miserable, hunched over a laptop adorned with Antifa flag and Always Was, Always Will Be stickers, sitting on a park bench for some unknown reason- he obviously doesn’t get much Park Life.

amortiser
amortiser
July 8, 2023 7:50 pm

Knuckle Dragger:

Gordon Greenidge and Barry Richards opened the batting for Hampshire for a number of years in the 1970s.

Mark from Melbourne
Mark from Melbourne
July 9, 2023 4:09 am

Testing

1 5 6 7
  1. Headline of the day: The Matildas and Arsenal weapon tasked with filling Kerr-sized hole Fnarrr.

  2. And puts lie to the media’s claim that he held a firearms licence “for recreational purposes”.

  3. The word doing the rounds (as yet unsubstantiated) is a total ban on “recreational” firearm use. Can see a lot…

  4. Outstanding. Just outstanding commentary on the current semitic sentiment in this country. The back end of a Gray Connolly piece…

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