Open Thread – Mon 10 July 2023


The Colosseum in Rome, Fyodor Matveyev ,1816

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JC
JC
July 10, 2023 9:54 pm

Random headlines:

Geller: Corroborating Evidence of Pedophilia on Hunter’s Laptop, His Depravity Beggars Belief

This is truly shocking, but then it’s not surprising as the father appears to be bent that way too.

JC
JC
July 10, 2023 10:00 pm

Can I make a recommendation? If anyone requires any legal work done, I strongly recommend Cronkite. Unfortunately, he’s decent to the core and even appears highly competent. I know, it’s really strange but I have to be honest.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 10, 2023 10:05 pm

His Depravity Beggars Belief

Well, I’m pretty broadminded.
What’s he done?

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 10, 2023 10:08 pm

Cronkite will want to know if JC is for real or being sarcastic.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 10, 2023 10:13 pm

I’m not shocked any more as to the depravity of the left. It’s only a matter of degree. The race to the bottom was reached years ago. Now it’s a matter of keep digging now we’ve got the hang of this and nothing is ever going to happen to stop us.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 10, 2023 10:15 pm

Hundreds of German troops will arrive in Australia this week and join with the United States and 11 other nations in extensive military exercises as a part of a “productive relationship that we are developing with our German friends” to boost defence in the Indo-Pacific.

Who does the “Welcome to Country?”

JC
JC
July 10, 2023 10:22 pm

Ranga

It’s quite real. No kidding. Also, keep in mind how difficult it is for me to have made such a recommendation.

Just to summarise. I own an ETF on which the fund management imposed ESG , which sent me purple with rage.

Mark from Melbourne
Mark from Melbourne
July 10, 2023 10:42 pm

Purple, JC, is most definitively NOT your colour.

Says he who is colour-blind! But I’m sure it doesn’t go with your much-storied tassled loafers.

JC
JC
July 10, 2023 10:45 pm

Gerbil warming = more kidney stones.

Add that to the warmlist unless it’s on there.

A study conducted by researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), published in Scientific Reports, suggests that a rise in global temperatures due to climate change will lead to a surge in kidney stone cases or nephrolithiasis over the next seven decades.

FMD, it gets more absurd by the hour.

Crossie
Crossie
July 10, 2023 10:46 pm

shatterzzz
Jul 10, 2023 9:32 PM
The clincher were the revelations of his multiple ministries during the lockdowns which showed him as exceptionally untrustworthy. No organisation can afford to employ someone like him, they would never know what he was up to.

Gladys had no trouble getting a super top up with Optus ……!

Ah, her lockdowns benefited Optus as people were using internet far more while working from home.

Dot
Dot
July 10, 2023 10:47 pm

Trolling “White People Twitter” on Reddit recently.

See how long I can burn through years of earned karma points.

Mark from Melbourne
Mark from Melbourne
July 10, 2023 10:47 pm

a surge in kidney stone cases or nephrolithiasis over the next seven decades.

Absurd doesn’t begin to cut it.

On what basis can anyone predict the rate of kidney stones in 70 years? Let alone a “surge”.

They are havin’ us on, I reckons.

Dot
Dot
July 10, 2023 10:57 pm

Geller: Corroborating Evidence of Pedophilia on Hunter’s Laptop, His Depravity Beggars Belief

Dear god but you never want to verify that. If you can see something on the net, you’ve downloaded it, at least in a crude and temporary manner.

Mark from Melbourne
Mark from Melbourne
July 10, 2023 10:58 pm

What if They’d Found Anthrax in the White House Instead of Cocaine?

One would have to concede that this is a fair question…

Indolent
Indolent
July 10, 2023 11:06 pm
Mark from Melbourne
Mark from Melbourne
July 10, 2023 11:14 pm

Dear god but you never want to verify that.

Seconded. How on God’s Green can anyone “gloss over” that crap? Forget politics.

Yes, I’m an innocent abroad…

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 11, 2023 12:07 am

Hundreds of German troops will arrive in Australia this week…

Please do not mention HMAS Sydney and the Kormoran!

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 11, 2023 12:14 am

Nick lands and it’s straight into the slums.

Indigo Traveller:

A deep dive into Mozambique’s Capital City

Inside Mozambique’s Capital City ($1.60 per month salary)

Gabor
Gabor
July 11, 2023 12:30 am

Mark from Melbourne
Jul 10, 2023 10:47 PM

a surge in kidney stone cases or nephrolithiasis over the next seven decades.

Absurd doesn’t begin to cut it.
On what basis can anyone predict the rate of kidney stones in 70 years? Let alone a “surge”.
They are havin’ us on, I reckons.

They must be, nobody can be that stupid.
Or can they?
People in hot climates have the same % or less of kidney stones as those of the Nordic nations.
There, this is my theory.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 11, 2023 2:11 am

Just 13 per cent of voters think Anthony Albanese is doing enough to address cost-of-living pressures and only a quarter believe the economy is being managed well, according to secret industry polling.

The Australian has obtained results of a survey of more than 3000 people conducted by CT Group showing national security is the only issue a majority of Australians believe is being well handled by the Albanese government, with a net approval rating of 25 per cent.

The government’s worst numbers were on addressing the housing shortage, with a net disapproval rating of minus 58 per cent following a relentless campaign on the issue by the Greens.

The government also registered net negative ratings on the voice (-7 points), health (-10 points), immigration (-11 points) and regional healthcare (-25 points).

The Prime Minister’s personal standing has “declined steeply” by nine points since March, with his net approval rating at plus 6 per cent.

Oz

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 11, 2023 2:17 am

Senior ‘Yes’ advisor to the PM is demanding ‘reparations and land’ for Indigenous Australians as part of the Voice: ‘Every Aboriginal elder should be living rent-free’

Daily Mail

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 11, 2023 3:25 am

Meanwhile in Victoria Police:

Speaking of cynical opportunists rorting their way into a free ride via “self-identifying”, the police force is the clubhouse leader.

It has been revealed that at least 100 have ticked the “gender neutral” box in the force’s human relations questionnaire over the past year.

That rate is a long way higher than the general community rate. It doesn’t take a conspiracy theorist to join the dots: women receive $1200-a-year more for their non-uniform clothing allowance than men. Case solved.

It’s time for Sgt Rockjaw to say, “Sorry, boys. If you go to the Mens and stand up to splash your boots, you’re not getting the extra dough.”

Herald-Sun

JC
JC
July 11, 2023 3:25 am

Brittany Higgins’ book: ‘Here I am in the mud with the pigs’

Phrasing is just terrible.

Tom
Tom
July 11, 2023 4:17 am
Tom
Tom
July 11, 2023 4:19 am
Tom
Tom
July 11, 2023 4:20 am
Tom
Tom
July 11, 2023 4:21 am
JC
JC
July 11, 2023 4:22 am

You do the Lord’s work, Tom.

Tom
Tom
July 11, 2023 4:22 am
Tom
Tom
July 11, 2023 4:23 am
Tom
Tom
July 11, 2023 4:25 am
Tom
Tom
July 11, 2023 4:26 am
Tom
Tom
July 11, 2023 4:27 am
Tom
Tom
July 11, 2023 4:28 am
Crossie
Crossie
July 11, 2023 5:02 am

Thanks Tom. Ramirez displaying his Trump derangement syndrome yet again, to him everything would be hunky-dory if Republicans just got rid of him. He is now good enough to be employed by Fox News.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 11, 2023 6:36 am

Thanks Tom – ‘toons alway appreciated.

JC
JC
July 11, 2023 6:40 am

Woke and greedy is a killer.

Disney theme parks surprisingly empty this summer as ticket prices remain high

Walt Disney World and Disneyland have seen significantly shorter wait times to get on rides — a sign that visitors are staying away this summer as the Mouse House struggles to attract guests apparently put off by the exorbitant ticket prices, according to a report.

Data from the analysis firm Touring Plans shows that smaller crowds have descended on The Walt Disney Company’s US-based theme parks as well as its competitors, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The thinning traffic is bad news for the entertainment giant, which is in the midst of a $5.5 billion cost-cutting spree that has resulted in layoffs across its divisions, including sports cable empire ESPN.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 11, 2023 6:56 am

Just when you thought the Titan Imploder shitshow was over, and the depths* of stupidity reached by wannabe-Branson Stockton Rush (the Hun):

The experimental tourist sub that killed five people in a “catastrophic implosion” only reached Titanic depths 13 times out of its 90 attempts, according to company documents.

The 14 per cent success rate comes despite the whopping ticket price of $A375,000 per passenger on the OceanGate expedition.

And:

The 86 per cent failure rate of the Titan’s 90 attempts to reach the Titanic comes amid new allegations of a cavalier attitude during aborted test dives in the lead-up to its commercial operations.

And:

“It seemed to almost be a nihilistic attitude toward life or death out in the middle of the ocean,” said Brian Weed, a camera operator for the Discovery Channel’s “Expedition Unknown” documentary series.

Weed and colleague Josh Gates joined a test voyage of the Titan submersible in Puget Sound, Washington, in 2021 as a pre-curser to joining the debut voyage to the Titanic just months later.

And:

The test dive was aborted after a series of mechanical issues, communications problems, and Rush’s apparent “cavalier attitude” to “basic safety”, Weed told the outlet.

Inspirational, some may say.

Rush may have hoped someone would make a movie from his adventures. That movie might be made, but it won’t be what he envisaged.

*Deliberate. Ha.

rosie
rosie
July 11, 2023 7:22 am
rosie
rosie
July 11, 2023 7:26 am
Vicki
Vicki
July 11, 2023 7:35 am

We habitually watch morning news TV – which I detest but husband enjoys. The standard of interviews and reporting is appalling – even worse than print “journalism”. I am so sick of the lack of critical inquiry that I have taken to complaining directly to the station. We should all do this.

Cassie of Sydney
July 11, 2023 7:42 am

Piers Morgan to Roseanne Barr…

Morgan…”Let me ask you the most difficult question in the world at the moment, what is a woman?”

Barr, “A woman is me, somebody whose breasts hang down to her stomach, and who has a prolapsed uteris from giving birth to five ungrateful little bastards who’ve never had to work for a thing in their god damned lives. That’s what a woman is”.

I think Barr has said it best.

As an aside, the “woman” at the London tranny pervert march on the weekend, the same one who called for people to bash women such as myself, is an adult human male, aka all round pervert, who spent decades in prison for attempted murder.

Cassie of Sydney
July 11, 2023 7:42 am

Piers Morgan to Roseanne Barr…

Morgan…”Let me ask you the most difficult question in the world at the moment, what is a woman?”

Barr, “A woman is me, somebody whose breasts hang down to her stomach, and who has a prolapsed uteris from giving birth to five ungrateful little bastards who’ve never had to work for a thing in their god damned lives. That’s what a woman is”.

I think Barr has said it best.

As an aside, the “woman” at the London tranny pervert march on the weekend, the same one who called for people to bash women such as myself, is an adult human male, aka all round pervert, who spent decades in prison for attempted murder.

Cassie of Sydney
July 11, 2023 7:45 am

Apologies for posting the comment twice.

Tom
Tom
July 11, 2023 7:53 am

(Roseanne) Barr: “A woman is me, somebody whose breasts hang down to her stomach, and who has a prolapsed uteris from giving birth to five ungrateful little bastards who’ve never had to work for a thing in their god damned lives. That’s what a woman is”.

It’s a bit long, but that’s gotta be a liberty quote from the land of woke.

Just magnificent.

Dot
Dot
July 11, 2023 7:53 am

This is the worst part of Twitter I have ever found.

https://www.reddit.com/r/WhitePeopleTwitter/

Full of groomers.

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 11, 2023 7:55 am

I used not to like Rosanne but I do now. She gets it and is brave enough to say so. Good on her.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 11, 2023 7:55 am

The eruption that has been threatening has started SW of Reykjavik. So far it’s bigger than the two previous eruptions in the area in 2021 and 2022, but doesn’t otherwise look to be too threatening. No sign that airport closures are being called for example.

RUV the Icelandic public broadcaster put a webcam on top of a small hill a couple days ago, and the volcano has erupted almost underneath it. Which was slightly unlucky since the camera is too close to see the whole fracture. Still has a reasonable view. The webcam is included in the following story:

Eruption begins (11 Jul)

A lot more fumes from this one, which are hanging over the area and visibility is poor. The other webcams looking in the direction SW from Reykjavik and NE from Grindavik are pretty much snookered by the fumes and/or fog.

Indolent
Indolent
July 11, 2023 8:00 am
lotocoti
lotocoti
July 11, 2023 8:01 am

Didn’t know yesterday was WGAF Day.

rosie
rosie
July 11, 2023 8:01 am

No, I haven’t.

Indolent
Indolent
July 11, 2023 8:03 am
Boambee John
Boambee John
July 11, 2023 8:04 am

cohenite
Jul 10, 2023 9:45 PM
Random headlines:

Nigeria: Muslims slaughter 2,500 Christians in the first six months of 2023

Hang on, this can’t be. Only a few days ago, Turd Case assured us that Christians are not being persecuted.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
July 11, 2023 8:07 am

It has been revealed that at least 100 have ticked the “gender neutral” box in the force’s human relations questionnaire over the past year.
That rate is a long way higher than the general community rate.

Top Ender, you’ve been in the field for a long time- I’ve observed that many people with “gender dysphoria” go into the military, with various reasons running from “the workload will drown out the voices in my head” to “I’ll have the weirdness beaten out of me” to the newfangled “Uncle Sam will pay for the surgery while I’m on leave at full salary”.
Have I got that right? What are the actual numbers, or what were the numbers before the US Army and mincing David Morrisson types paved the way in gold for the trannies?

Cassie of Sydney
July 11, 2023 8:09 am

“Hang on, this can’t be. Only a few days ago, Turd Case assured us that Christians are not being persecuted.”

And a few weeks ago the pervert apologist appeared here and wrote that “Christians are not being persecuted”.

JC
JC
July 11, 2023 8:14 am

Indolent
Jul 11, 2023 8:02 AM

Apartment-Hunting New Yorkers Share Photos That Show What It’s Really Like Living There

And some even live in these hovels.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 11, 2023 8:15 am

Ya know, I like Ramirez’ drawing style, but his TDS has lately been flaring up.

Is he trying to suggest that Trump – the front runner for the Republican Presidential candidate among voters who choose Presidents rather than the party establishment who do not – is a threat to the Republican party?

To the establishment, yes. But considering their trach record that is not a bad thing.

He works for the Las Vegas Review Journal (there is a mouthful). Are they never-Trumpers? Or is he doing the equivalent of a Rowe, who devotes so much time providing illustrations for the socialist narrative to businesses people?

JC
JC
July 11, 2023 8:16 am

Can someone fact me.

I think I read that total receipts for Taylor Swift’s concerts across exceeds $1 billion. Could that be true?

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
July 11, 2023 8:17 am

lotocoti
Jul 11, 2023 8:01 AM
Didn’t know yesterday was WGAF Day
.
Maybe this is what happens when coppers are not allowed to unload a bit of truncheoning on the odd vagrant to get things off their chest. We never see the Indian Constables parking the rattan and delivering a calm lecture about asseptable pronouns, do we?

shatterzzz
July 11, 2023 8:21 am

Alwayz fascinated with no matter what the problem gummints have no trouble spending ‘our” money on ‘solutions” .. Having read this story on Ho Chi Minns latest appointment of a NSW RENTAL COMMISSIONER, no doubt on a umteen hundreds of thousand dollars salary plus the coupla dozen (being generous here) staff I didn’t come across any indication of how she will rein in the high rentals market .. lotza cheerful waffle mentioned but nothing concrete that will have any affect on anything .. we is gummint & we is here to help! .. gotta luv it! .. LOL!
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-07-11/nsw-rental-commissioner-trina-jones-western-sydney-pain/102582564

JMH
JMH
July 11, 2023 8:22 am

For volcano watchers – live from Iceland.

https://livefromiceland.is/

JC
JC
July 11, 2023 8:24 am

Oh, I get it now.

It is estimated the seven shows will earn the singer $35m on top of the expected $700m for her US concerts

Gilas
Gilas
July 11, 2023 8:31 am

dover0beach
Jul 10, 2023 12:11 PM

Things are as they right now in order to work out the problem slowing down the site, which I think we have over the weekend. Once we make the necessary upgrades, we’ll look at the theme, changes the number of comments per page, etc.

Thank you for the reply and your consideration.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 11, 2023 8:31 am

Indolent

Jul 11, 2023 8:00 AM

Have you ever wondered why the sky is full of chemtrails?

Yes.
Yes I have.
Do you have an explanation?

JC
JC
July 11, 2023 8:33 am

Funny Angry Karen mentions Iceland. My kid’s flight was cancelled outta Frankfurt today, but she managed to get on Icelandic Air. I spoke to her a few hours ago while she was waiting for the connecting flight from Reykjavik to NY.
Flight cancellations are becoming a serious issue these days. I was cancelled last year and left to my own devices in LA. I had to get a flight from LA to SF and then NYC. I never received a refund from American. They’re total scumbags. I think even Qantas is trying to avoid refunds too. Airlines are literally stealing money as they hope delays on the phone, wait time to get the money etc. will cause people to walk. Despicable behavior. And they’re all doing it too.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 11, 2023 8:36 am

Damaged Solar Panels from Hail Storm Will Likely End Up in Landfill Because Recycling Isn’t Possible

From a rough count it looks like about a million bucks worth of silver in those panels. Possibly two or three times that since the old rule of thumb was one oz of silver per panel.

That could be an opportunity for someone: since they have to be collected up and transported they might as well be taken to a gold mine. Then all that would be needed is to strip off and sell the aluminium, then shove the panels into the the crushing and grinding plant. The silver would be extracted along with gold in the normal run of mill gold ore, and the pulverized glass and silicon would end up as sand in the tailings dam. Which is pretty much the same as putting them in landfill directly.

It would need to be tested so that the silicon doesn’t cause any unexpected problems, but during grinding it should readily oxidize to SiO2, which is inert.

132andBush
132andBush
July 11, 2023 8:36 am

Rosie @ 7:07

Alan Kohler wondering why anything associated with carbon offsets appears to be a gigantic scam.

And look at him getting worried about “The hottest days in history” graph.
A graph which has as it’s baseline 1979-2021.

If he is so gullible as to fall for that cherry pick then what use is his opinion on anything?

Johnny Rotten
July 11, 2023 8:38 am

Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.

– Benjamin Franklin

Head Case, Montypox Virus, Tennis Elbow, Blackout Bowen, etc, etc, etc……………………….

Roger
Roger
July 11, 2023 8:40 am

Airlines are literally stealing money as they hope delays on the phone, wait time to get the money etc. will cause people to walk.

If there is such a thing as social license, surely this behaviour forfeits it?

Dot
Dot
July 11, 2023 8:43 am

The music industry gets price discrimination.

From Ticketek

A Reserve – $379.90*
B Reserve – $309.90*
C Reserve – $239.90*
D Reserve – $199.90*
E Reserve – $159.90*
F Reserve – $119.90*
G Reserve – $79.90*

800,000 tickets sold. No breakdown of how many of each. Let’s say 160 mn AUD of revenue at a minimum.

Australia is 1/15th as large as the US – factor in the FX rate and > 1 bn USD looks like a reasonable ballpark figure.

Good for her. I hope she finds a nice man to calm her hysteria and give her many children. She’d have to have other people write her songs again though.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 11, 2023 8:44 am

Shannon Deery on the Lawyer X crapola:

Whistleblowers in the special office set up to determine if criminal charges should be laid in the Lawyer X scandal say their probe was “doomed from the start”.

In bombshell claims, the furious whistleblowers say a year before she ruled out laying charges Victoria’s top prosecutor Kerri Judd told their boss she doubted the investigation would go anywhere.

The Office of Special Investigator, established by the state government in the wake of the Lawyer X royal commission, is being disbanded after its head, Justice Geoffrey Nettle, said it was now “a waste of time”.

Justice Nettle, a former High Court judge, resigned amid a feud with Ms Judd over her refusal to lay charges as a result of his work.

Now the Herald Sun can ­reveal that in May 2022 – more than a year ago and just months after the office had been set up – an exasperated Justice Nettle told his staff that Ms Judd had privately warned his investigations could be ­futile.

At the time she had seen a single draft brief, and refused to authorise the direct indictment of an individual for the offence of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

A senior OSI whistleblower claimed Ms Judd, the Director of Public Prosecutions, “expressed doubt we could get anywhere” despite just one brief having been prepared by that stage.

“Surely she should have kept an open mind,” one senior source said. “We were doomed from the start.”

A spokesman for Ms Judd on Monday rejected the ­assertion that she had ­expressed any view about the prospects of prosecutions ­referred to her by the OSI.

The whistleblowers also claim that senior justice officials – including a former top state prosecutor – refused to fully co-operate with investigators.

Former director of public prosecutions and Supreme Court judge Paul Coghlan, and former chief crown prosecutor Geoff Horgan, declined to be formally interviewed, OSI whistleblowers said.

Both men declined to sign statements, telling investigators they had nothing to add to their work, the OSI sources said. A sitting magistrate who at the time was another key public prosecutions figure also allegedly declined to make a statement.

The OSI was set up – at a cost of $20m – after the Lawyer X royal commission recommended it investigate whether police should be charged for conduct it deemed “fell well short of an acceptable standard”.

The government had established the commission in 2019 after the High Court of Australia ruled that Victoria Police’s conduct in using criminal defence barrister ­Nicola Gobbo to inform on her own clients was “reprehensible conduct”.

“Victoria Police … were ­involved in sanctioning atrocious breaches of the sworn duty of every police officer to discharge all duties imposed on them faithfully and according to law without favour or ­affection, malice or ill-will,” the judgment said.

The High Court said subsequent prosecutions were corrupted in a manner that “debased fundamental premises of the criminal justice system”.

But with the disbanding of the OSI, the prospect of anyone bearing criminal responsibility over the saga – considered one of the darkest chapters in Victoria’s legal history – is now remote.

In a furious letter to Victoria’s Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes, revealed in June, Justice Nettle slammed Ms Judd’s “consistent rejection of proposed charges”, saying: “In the circumstances, I am forced to conclude that there is no point in OSI persisting; to do so would be a waste of time and money.”

The whistleblowers this week have echoed subsequent criticisms of the government for not giving the OSI direct powers to prosecute any parties regarding the Lawyer X scandal.

Instead, the OSI could only present recommendations on criminal charges, with the DPP given the ultimate say.

Justice Coghlan and Mr Horgan were key figures in the prosecutions of high-profile underworld players that were convicted with the secret ­assistance of Gobbo.

But former police chief Simon Overland told the royal commission that he kept Ms Gobbo’s informer status a secret from both men despite “extensive liaisons” in the lead-up to numerous gangland trials, including that of Carl Williams in early 2006.

OSI whistleblowers say the investigators were working to secure statements from all staff at the Office of Public Prosecutions and Victoria Police’s anti-gangland Purana task force that had been connected to matters involving Ms Gobbo. It is understood all other staff who were contacted cooperated in full, including one current serving Supreme Court judge.

Sources say Ms Judd’s comment and the lack of co-operation from Justice Coghlan and Mr Horgan were a source of ongoing tension between the OPP and OSI in the lead-up to the public spat between the offices.

As a result of the OSI’s work, Justice Nettle had recommended at least five people be charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.

In one brief, which proposed charges against five officers, his team gathered what he ­believed were 5000 pages of admissible documentary evidence, many hours of audio ­recordings and multiple witness statements.

“OSI considered that the brief established a powerful case of offending and therefore expected that the director would approve the charges,” he wrote in a special report.

“The director (Ms Judd) stated that she did not consider that there was a reasonable prospect of conviction against any of those five persons,” he added.

An OPP spokesman hit back at the whistleblowers’ claims on Monday, saying: “We reject the assertion that the director (Ms Judd) had ­determined, before seeing any briefs of evidence, that no prosecutions would follow from the work of the Office of the Special Investigator. As the director’s response to the OSI and the correspondence attached to the OSI’s own Special Report make clear, each matter and brief referred to the director was carefully and comprehensively reviewed.

“Where necessary, further information was sought from the OSI about the two briefs of evidence submitted to the ­director.

“After each brief had been reviewed, the OSI was given the opportunity to respond to concerns the director had about the evidence.

“For example, in the director’s correspondence to the OSI of December 1, 2021, annexed to the Director’s Response and referring to a draft brief of evidence concerning the offence of perjury, the director identified further information which, if obtained by the OSI, might address some of her concerns regarding the sufficiency of evidence in that particular brief.

“The OSI did not provide that further information.”

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 11, 2023 8:46 am

I used to work with a guy who went nutso every time he saw a chemtrail. Nothing particularly wrong when on his meds apart from conspiracy theories but not of the variety have proved true lately.

Roger
Roger
July 11, 2023 8:46 am

Seems the hyphenated British women’s rights campaigner has changed her mind and will sue Pesutto after all.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 11, 2023 8:47 am

Then all that would be needed is to strip off and sell the aluminium,

There’s about $2 worth of Ali on a Solar Panel, Bruce.
It’s bonded on and it ain’t comin’ off easy.
then shove the panels into the the crushing and grinding plant. The silver would be extracted along with gold in the normal run of mill gold ore,

Labor intensive, Bruce.
$10 worth of Labor to win $3 worth of metal per panel doesn’t stack up.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 11, 2023 8:49 am

The government and judicial system in danistan are a criminal organisation.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 11, 2023 8:51 am

The AFR View

What is Labor’s 2030 back-up energy plan?

The government needs to set aside the potential political embarrassment of admitting its climate targets may be unreachable and order a robust assessment of where the troubled energy transition is at.

As The Australian Financial Review reported on Monday, the consensus among energy experts is that Australia’s very challenging clean energy transition is in trouble and that it may be impossible to reach Labor’s ambitious 43 per cent emission reductions and 82 per cent renewable energy targets by 2030.

Amid global decarbonisation bottlenecks that the pandemic supply chain disruptions and ongoing skilled labour shortages intensified, there may be too much to do, and too little time to do it.

A huge number of wind and solar projects, thousands of kilometres of new electricity transmission lines, and reliable firming generation and storage will need to be completed by the end of the decade if coal-fired power plants are to be switched off as planned, while making sure the lights stay on.

Amid the great uncertainty, the Albanese government can’t just double down on its commitment to reaching the climate targets it took to the 2022 election.

It needs to set aside the potential political embarrassment of admitting they may be unreachable, and order a robust and transparent assessment of where the troubled transition is at.

Energy-intensive manufacturing sector leaders are now calling for a frank look into the future to inform whatever back-up plan is called for to avoid the grid going dark.

Labor fumbled the National Electricity Market’s capacity mechanism due to Labor state governments’ highly ideological opposition, including to the fast-start gas plants that the energy boffins warn are vital to back up intermittent renewables.

Ironically, climate activists misnamed the NEM’s capacity mechanism “coalkeeper”. Yet by excluding gas, amid a transition that is not happening fast enough, the nation’s ageing and increasingly breakdown-prone coal plants may have to stay in the system for longer.

With their private owners understandably reluctant to invest in upgrades and maintenance to extend the life of assets scheduled to shut, some kind of public support – a real coalkeeper – may eventually be required to guarantee Australia’s energy security. That would be politically unpalatable for Labor, but is reality that needs to be faced.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 11, 2023 8:51 am

A graph which has as it’s baseline 1979-2021.

Same trick BoM uses: they start their graph in 1910 right at the bottom of the cycle, and 1979 is right at the bottom of the next cycle, which we’re now at the top of.

AMO index

It’ll be fun when the cycle flips back to the down phase, as guys like Kohler start doing journalistic gymnastics to try and explain the cooling.

JC
JC
July 11, 2023 8:52 am

I finally looked up what all the fuss, at the Cat, about chemtrails is about.

The chemtrail conspiracy theory is the erroneous[1] belief that long-lasting condensation trails left in the sky by high-flying aircraft are actually “chemtrails” consisting of chemical or biological agents, sprayed for nefarious purposes undisclosed to the general public.[2] Believers in this conspiracy theory say that while normal contrails dissipate relatively quickly, contrails that linger must contain additional substances.[3][4] Those who subscribe to the theory speculate that the purpose of the chemical release may be solar radiation management,[3] weather modification, psychological manipulation, human population control, biological or chemical warfare, or testing of biological or chemical agents on a population, and that the trails are causing respiratory illnesses and other health problems.

Where’s the Qanon’er caravan salesguy from WA to see what he’s thinkling. Anyone seen him? Forgot his nameplate here.

Chris
Chris
July 11, 2023 8:53 am

With the trend of local Aboriginals becoming accepted as traditional landowners, they are becoming legally accountable as landowners when things like floods and fires occur on their land?

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
July 11, 2023 8:56 am

Alan Kohler was on weekend ABC telly with an animated infographic timeline saying that if only nasty Menzies’ Conservative Australia had implemented the New Deal which lovely FDR had in the Progressive US, then we’d have low interest thirty year fixed term mortgages.
Really.
They bloke is a Lizard Person.
They even had him framed hovering over his laptop in a cafe, like he’d just caught the deep dive thread from Reddit.

Dot
Dot
July 11, 2023 8:56 am

Wow.

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132andBush
132andBush
July 11, 2023 8:57 am

Yes.
Yes I have.
Do you have an explanation?

No.
But I do have a theory.
Also these patents.
And a radar.

Dot
Dot
July 11, 2023 8:59 am

Alan Kohler was on weekend ABC telly with an animated infographic timeline saying that if only nasty Menzies’ Conservative Australia had implemented the New Deal which lovely FDR had in the Progressive US, then we’d have low interest thirty year fixed term mortgages.

What an insane fugger. The New Deal prolonged the Great Depression. Farmers literally killed their own livestock out of spite or rationally (avoiding punitive taxes) in response to policies.

That’s not a sign of prosperity.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 11, 2023 8:59 am

Apologies for posting the comment twice.

You can say that again.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
July 11, 2023 9:04 am

Kohler of course had many more hashtags in his shpiel, including Fannie, Freddie and Ginnie- but no mention of subprime, jingle mail, money printing, development strangleholds or immigration.
It was TikTok level stuff for ADHD tweenagers.

Dot
Dot
July 11, 2023 9:05 am

Technically speaking, all jet contrails are “chem trails” as there is a mass of hot water vapour and trace amounts of transition and rare earth metal oxides being released at low temperatures and low pressures.

I have said it over and over again but we know this interacts with climate as the earths’ albedo changed when planes were grounded after 9/11.

Nefarious things were done in the past (Operation Sea Spray) but to conclude all commercial flights are “in” on a programme to drug us all is lacking in proof. It would require more people than exist on earth to hide such a conspiracy.

Please stop.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 11, 2023 9:09 am

Labor intensive, Bruce.

Ed – that’s all got to be done anyway. So there’s only a net cost. The landfill fees can be a couple hundred bucks per tonne; that dosh is available to go to removing the metal supports and frame. If it goes to a gold mine the resulting tailings disposal doesn’t cost anything since the capital equipment, labour and infrastructure are already there and paid for. Some metal is always acceptable since the ore will have rockbolts and whatnot mixed in with it, that has to be screened out. The only extra costs are the crushing, grinding and the chemicals. A tonne of solar panels might contain 2 kg of silver, which would make it equivalent to the richest bonanza grade silver ore on the planet. Well worth transporting to a gold mine, of which there’re probably a fair number not too far west of there.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 11, 2023 9:10 am

With the trend of local Aboriginals becoming accepted as traditional landowners, they are becoming legally accountable as landowners when things like floods and fires occur on their land?

A group of the local indigenous lodged a claim over Crown land “Floods, fires, vermin control, that’s all whitefella’s problem.”

Dot
Dot
July 11, 2023 9:12 am

Ms Judd is the worst kind of rotting gamete pond scum.

What a disgusting shill.

Her behaviour at the High Court (arguing against her own prosecutor’s trial probanda) and running interference for a mafia gang moll makes her an unserious person, worthy only of mockery and embarrassment.

Put simply the next government in Victoria needs to put the previous government on trial.

…and no I am not kidding.

Roger
Roger
July 11, 2023 9:16 am

The British barber who “misspoke” about Alex Carey not paying for a haircut has begged Australians to stop giving his business bad ratings on Google.

If you ask me, the real scandal here is that he was charging $57.00 (cash only) for a short back and sides!

And all this publicity will no doubt attract the attention of the taxman.

Well played, sir.

Tom
Tom
July 11, 2023 9:16 am

Breaking: Gold Coast Suns (AFL) coach Stuart Dew has been sacked.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 11, 2023 9:17 am

I’m sure she’s doing this to alleviate the rental crises sweeping the nation, Daily Telegraph:

Greens Deputy Leader Mehreen Faruqi plans to bulldoze up to 20 native trees – including a type that provides crucial wildlife habitat – to subdivide her Port Macquarie investment property and build three luxury townhouses, documents show.

Plans approved by the Port Macquarie Hastings Council in May show an existing four-bedroom home on the 1343-square-metre block will also be demolished as part of the $1.5m development project.

They show three double-storey homes will be built on the property, which is walking distance to a beach.

Senator Faruqi and her husband bought the home in 2001 for $250,000, and it has been rented out.

The plans, which are publicly available on the council’s website, include an ecological report that states the development “will require the removal of most of the trees on site”.

“Up to 20 native trees and shrubs will require removal, as well as ornamental plantings,” it said.

Among those that will require removal is a hollow-bearing tree – a type of tree that provides habitat for animals such as microbats.

The report also said “reasonably fresh” koala droppings were found on the property, however they were under a large spotted gum tree that will be retained.

It also outlined a number of “mitigation measures” to reduce the impact of the development on animals, plants and ecology of the area.

“These include pre-clearing surveys and clearing supervision, weed control, and replacement fauna nest boxes,” the report said.

A spokeswoman for Senator Faruqi said: “If this project goes ahead, it will meet all ecological requirements, including retaining the large spotted gum along the boundary under which koala scats have been found and building nesting boxes”.

The spokeswoman did not answer questions about whether the homes would be used for affordable housing. (Chortle)

The Advertiser last week revealed Greens MPs and senators who blocked the government’s plan to build 30,000 social houses own 27 properties between just 15 of them.

Including the Port Macquarie investment, Senator Faruqi declared four properties on the parliamentary register of interests, which requires politicians to declare property and share holdings.

She declared two properties in the inner Sydney suburb of Beaconsfield – one that has also been used as a rental property – and a 500sqm parcel of land in Lahore, Pakistan.

Looks like filthy capitalism to me.
I’d like to see the time when Faruqi first submitted the plans to do this to the studies and reports to the approval. Then contrast to old mate who wants to do the same on the outskirts of Melbourne, or any other capital city around Australia. I have a hunch the result would be markedly different.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 11, 2023 9:19 am

President Trump Crushing Ron DeSantis in Latest Florida Poll – Trump Leads in Miami-Dade 70% to 11% for DeSantis

July 10, 2023 – Sundance

People are starting to realize why the people who control Ron DeSantis could not launch their 2024 election bid from Florida.

Despite Ron DeSantis being a Florida native and current governor, President Trump is leading him 50% to 30% in state-wide polling. Regionally and within the demographics of the poll, things look even worse. [Article Here] Casey will not be happy.

Dot
Dot
July 11, 2023 9:19 am

Speaking of which – I am a little underwhelmed by Tay Ray’s high end marketing.

She should have had a few more tiers.

At least two more at 2500 and 5000 AUD a piece.

Dot
Dot
July 11, 2023 9:21 am

the people who control Ron DeSantis

LOL…

Can the alt right stop it with this stupid narrative that anyone they disagree with is “controlled”.

I mean FFS, who controls the Pritzkers, Daytons and Pelosis/Newsoms?

Themselves. They’re the top of the food chain in the DNC.

Cassie of Sydney
July 11, 2023 9:22 am

“Put simply the next government in Victoria needs to put the previous government on trial.

…and no I am not kidding.”

That’ll probably won’t be until at least 2123. A hundred years is a long time to wait for the next non-Labor government.

JC
JC
July 11, 2023 9:23 am

Is Kohler’s son doing business commentary on 9 news in the evenings? There’s a Kohler on there each night.

Dot
Dot
July 11, 2023 9:28 am

Serial abuser and serial killer Vladimir Putin throws another one of his girlfriends out of a window.

28 year old bank vice President yeah right. She just looked like a model as well.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 11, 2023 9:29 am

ML he already did.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 11, 2023 9:31 am

Defence can’t find ‘identify or locate’ victims of alleged Special Forces’ war crimes

Defence has revealed it has failed to fulfill 15 recommendations outlined in the Brereton report into alleged crimes by Australian elite troops. See why.

From the Hun.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 11, 2023 9:34 am

the people who control Ron DeSantis

LOL…

Can the alt right stop it with this stupid narrative that anyone they disagree with is “controlled”.

I’d agree with you Dot except sometimes news stories come along which make you go hmmm. Like this one:

Republicans Slip Massive Foreign Worker Expansion into DHS Funding Bill (10 Jul)

House Republicans have slipped a massive foreign worker expansion into their Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spending bill, a blow to the GOP’s promise to protect the nation’s working class from powerful special interests.

After markups and hearings, Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee approved the DHS spending bill which would blow the lid off blue-collar migration caps to the United States, spurring an influx of foreign visa workers in the labor market with whom working class Americans would have to compete for jobs.

Classic elite RINO mendacity and pandering to Wall Streeters who all back the Dems anyway.

The thing that has been clear to the ordinary Republican voters is that Trump has declared war on the GOP elites, but DeSantis has cozied up to them. I think DeSantis might have to do that to get campaign funding, but none the less the Republican voters want the McConnells and the RNC suits sent packing.

Gilas
Gilas
July 11, 2023 9:36 am

As noted yesterday, I have attended every session of the Sydney International Piano Competition (SIPCA) at the Con, starting last Thursday.
Break day today, between Rounds.
To avoid word-walls, I’ll make a few posts on this…

Part 1.

32 incredibly brilliant, young pianists, (the youngest just 18 yrs old) mostly from Russia and Far-East Asia. Most were previous winners, or were multiple prize-winners, from prior competitions.
A 20, and a 30-minutes recital in the Preliminary Round, which was a total of 16 concerts, lasting up to 100 minutes each, starting late morning and finishing around 11pm, and with only short breaks between the different sessions.

The chosen repertoire was left to the competitor, but all had to play an Australian work composed since January 2000.
Reasons given: to encourage local piano composition and to popularise music that, when commissioned for past SIPCAs, was never played again.

Most of these were in the serial-atonal compositional style ie. no key or time signatures, all notes had the same value, therefore dissonance is the result.
As one can imagine, these were unpleasant to the ear, had no discernible melody, beauty or structure, a perfect representation of Communism applied to music.

As an added bonus, they were technically seriously difficult!
And, unless one had studied and played the piece, one wouldn’t know if wrong notes were played.

And such compositions were never played again? I wonder why..

When mentioning this to all the people I spoke to, who I surmised were most probably lefties, they were surprisingly forthcoming with strong criticism of this aspect of the Comp.

Fortunately, there were some young Australian composers who were able to produce pleasant new music, all unknown outside of musical academia: Mark Isaacs, Gina Ismene Chitty and Aristea Mellos should take a bow.

Speedbox
July 11, 2023 9:38 am

What’s Putin got to do with it? The girl’s boyfriend was (apparently) with her at the time of the incident.

Cassie of Sydney
July 11, 2023 9:44 am

“Serial abuser and serial killer Vladimir Putin throws another one of his girlfriends out of a window.”

Seriously Dot.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 11, 2023 9:49 am

Go you fat bastard, go hard…

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/jul/10/clive-palmers-second-case-against-australia-is-413bn-claim-it-broke-trade-deal

Clive Palmer’s Zeph Investment’s second case against Australia is a $41.3bn claim that it breached the Asean free trade agreement in relation to coal exploration permits, it has emerged.

The Attorney General’s Department has revealed that since the May budget, when Guardian Australia first reported on the claim, Palmer’s company has formally launched the second investor-state dispute against the commonwealth.

The department said it would “vigorously” defend the second case, labelling the $41.3bn damages claim “unsubstantiated”.
In the first claim, Singapore-based Zeph Investments is seeking $296bn for an alleged breach of the Asean free trade deal over Western Australia’s extraordinary law to prevent Palmer from seeking compensation over his massive Pilbara iron ore project.

Tha was crap law, passed by crap people to retrospectively make an act of bastardry legal.

Crossie
Crossie
July 11, 2023 9:50 am

A group of the local indigenous lodged a claim over Crown land “Floods, fires, vermin control, that’s all whitefella’s problem.”

Did anybody imagine that they would accept responsibility for anything when they don’t even care about their own children? Cargo cult in its purest form.

rosie
rosie
July 11, 2023 10:00 am

Not quite true, there is a great river of money flowing out of state government and statutory authorities for Aboriginal land and water management ‘knowledge’.

rosie
rosie
July 11, 2023 10:27 am

Yahoo finance has an article about puny tax refunds as the penny drops for many about the quiet axing of the low to middle income tax offset.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 11, 2023 10:29 am

Ed – that’s all got to be done anyway. So there’s only a net cost. The landfill fees can be a couple hundred bucks per tonne; that dosh is available to go to removing the metal supports and frame.

Bruce – there ain’t no way to get the Aluminium frame off the glass panel other than an Angle Grinder, it takes an hour to get $2 of Aluminium.
Panels weigh 17 kg, that’s 60 to a Tonne.
Commercial dumping fees are under $100/Tonne.
There are tips everywhere.
Where’s the nearest Gold Mine?

rosie
rosie
July 11, 2023 10:29 am
OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 11, 2023 10:30 am

The Blob begins to quiver

James Howard Kunstler
Clusterf@ck Nation
Mon, 10 Jul

“…the Permanent State lacks the courage to take hard decisions – to say to Moscow, ‘Let us put this unfortunate episode (Ukraine) behind us. Dig out those draft treaties you wrote in December 2021, and let’s see how we can work together, to restore some functionality again to Europe’.”
— Alastair Crooke

When you deny what is self-evident, you are at war with reality, and that never ends well. This is the ultimate disposition of our country’s years-long misadventure in maximum dishonesty. The American administrative Blob has not just lied about everything it does, but used the government machinery at hand to destroy everything it touches in a terminal-hysterical effort to cover up its misdeeds — including especially its crimes against its own people.

Get this: there is no way that Ukraine can avoid defeat in its US-provoked struggle with Russia. Russia has every advantage. It is next door to Ukraine. It has robust arms production capacity. The terrain of the war is its own historic “borderland,” which it has controlled since the 18th century, except for the past thirty years when Ukraine functioned as Grift Central for US military contractors and their political enablers.

Despite massive arms assistance from the US and grudging contributions from the NATO contingent in Europe, there is almost nothing left of the Ukrainian military in troops, equipment, and munitions. Ukraine will return eventually to demilitarized “borderland” status.

What are NATO’s alternatives now? It can try to return to negotiation. Russia has no reason to trust that process, given how the Minsk 1 and 2 accords worked out (NATO and the US willfully and dishonestly voided them). The US and NATO could send their own troops into Ukraine, but that would be suicide, considering the alliance’s arms and munitions drawdown and America’s feminized army.

The US could go a little further and provoke a nuclear exchange (suicide by other means) — and given the level of terminal-hysterical insanity in the US Blob, that’s not out of the question.

One likely, reality-based alternative is to stand by and let Russia complete its Special Military Operation to pacify and neutralize Ukraine. The prevailing theory is that this would be the end of America’s world dominance militarily, and effectively the end of NATO, but also the end financially for the US, as the non-West abandons the dollar. In that scenario, the BRICs dump their trillions in US bond holdings, sending all that putative “money” back to America, stoking a king-hell inflation, effectively bankrupting us.

It would be the final fruit of the disastrous “Joe Biden” regime imposed on us via election fraud by the Blob: the US reduced in a few short years to a broke, socially disordered, marginalized power susceptible to its own political breakup — not a tantalizing outcome, but perhaps better than turning the planet Earth into a smoldering ashtray.

That outcome would force our country to turn inward and face its own stupendous failures of honor, decency, and integrity. It would be the end of the Blob’s hegemony inside the USA.

The question is whether the Blob sets America’s house on fire in the attempt to save itself and escape a legal accounting for its crimes.

One kindling stack already burning is the pile-up of jive prosecutions aimed at Mr. Trump. You know that the attempt to kick him off the game-board using Special Counsel Jack Smith may easily lead to severe civil disorder, and possibly a counter-coup, a US first!

The current Mar-a-Lago “Doc Box” case is as much a complete fabrication as were RussiaGate and Impeachment Number One — Mr. Trump’s telephone inquiry to Ukraine about the Biden family grifting operations there, now firmly documented to be true.

An upright judge would summarily dismiss the Mar-a-Lago case and slam sanctions on the US attorneys involved, including disbarment and criminal investigation for mounting a maliciously fraudulent prosecution. AG Merrick Garland and his deputy, Lisa Monaco, obviously would have some ‘splainin’ to do, possibly before juries.

A long list of public figures populating the Blob await a reckoning:

Hillary and Bill Clinton and their retainers, Barack Obama and retinue, John Brennan, James Clapper, James Comey, Christopher Wray (plus Rosenstein, Strzok, McCabe, Carlin, Ohr, Mueller, Weissmann, Horowitz, Atkinson, Ciaramella, Vindman), Rep. Adam Schiff, Senator Mark Warner, William Barr, Avril Haines, Marie Yovanovitch, William Burns, James Boasberg, Marc Elias, Michael Bromwich, David Laufman, Alejandro Mayorkas, Xavier Baccerra, Anthony Fauci, Rochelle Walensky, Francis Collins, Lloyd Austin. Mark Milley, Antony Blinken, Jake Sullivan, Ron Klain, Nancy Pelosi, Liz Cheney…

the list goes way on, but there’s a start.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 11, 2023 10:33 am

Roger

Jul 11, 2023 8:46 AM

Seems the hyphenated British women’s rights campaigner has changed her mind and will sue Pesutto after all.

Fabbo news.
My day is complete.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 11, 2023 10:37 am

JC

Jul 11, 2023 9:23 AM

Is Kohler’s son doing business commentary on 9 news in the evenings? There’s a Kohler on there each night.

Pepsi Kohler and Coker Kohler.
Same, but different.
Yes, I think that is the son of the ABC God Oracle.
PS, the QAnon poster here was Custard.
Do try to keep up.
You are sooo off the pace.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 11, 2023 10:45 am

Seems the hyphenated British SexPerv has changed her mind and will sue Pesutto after all.
Fixed.

Lysander
Lysander
July 11, 2023 11:09 am

The Indian Ocean has a gravity hole where sea levels are about 300 feet lower than nearby areas:

https://www.businessinsider.com/scientists-crack-mystery-of-huge-gravity-hole-in-the-indian-ocean-2023-6

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
July 11, 2023 11:09 am

The pair were inspecting rows of Welsh Guards when the US President stopped to speak to what appeared to be a head guard.

Mr Biden could be seen deep in conversation with the guard while the King stood to the side awkwardly waiting for the chat to end.

Charles extended his arm to gesture it was time to move on when the leader of the free world turned back to the guard to continue the discussion.

It is then cameras situated at the royal residence captured the monarch as he appeared to give the guard a death stare and scold him.

A confused Mr Biden then moved along.

Okay, Cats, guess what HRH KCIII said to the guard!
Go!

My guess: “For God’s sake don’t encourage him!”

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
July 11, 2023 11:09 am

Read this and note the area of agricultural land they earmark for onshore wind.
You need to then add solar and transmission.
PS Take your blood pressure tablets first.

https://www.energy.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0029/580619/Offshore-Wind-Policy-Directions-Paper.pdf

rosie
rosie
July 11, 2023 11:10 am
rosie
rosie
July 11, 2023 11:12 am
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 11, 2023 11:13 am

Bruce – there ain’t no way to get the Aluminium frame off the glass panel other than an Angle Grinder

Ed – Hire an industrial jaw crusher or similar crushing equipment, and front end loader, and you’ve just crushed up ten thousand hail damaged solar panels in a week. Add a screen on the end and the crumpled aluminium frames screen out. Put the twisted aluminium and steel in one pile, the crushed glass and panels in a second pile. Load them into trucks with the front end loader. Take the metal to a scrappie. Take the pile of crushed silicon, glass and silver to the gold mine. Job done. Mining companies do this sort of thing all the time, it’s routine hiring semi-mobile plant and equipment like that to run a pile of stuff through it.

You have to take the dead panels off the frames but you have to do that anyway if you’re going to landfill them. Paid for by the insurance, since they’ll want to install new panels on the frames. So once you have the pile of dead panels it’s easy.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 11, 2023 11:13 am

My sister got bailed up at the railway station in her leafy the other day by Yessies.
She politely refused their leaflet.
It’s going to be relentless.

I don’t think I could just politely refuse it. I’d politely say no thank you, there is no way I want to make the aboriginal situation worse. I’m voting No. Then I’d politely walk away.

We have to let these people know what they are doing.

Johnny Rotten
July 11, 2023 11:15 am

Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

– Benjamin Franklin

rosie
rosie
July 11, 2023 11:16 am
rosie
rosie
July 11, 2023 11:20 am

You do whatever you want Lizzie.
My sister doesn’t have to engage with the Yessies.
I don’t plan to either.

Johnny Rotten
July 11, 2023 11:22 am

Okay, Cats, guess what HRH KCIII said to the guard!
Go!

My guess: “For God’s sake don’t encourage him!”

As I am late for my gin and tonic you are going back to that Welsh Coal Mine for good !!

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 11, 2023 11:27 am

Vicki, I’d just read the Salvatore Babones’ article in Quadrant when I logged on here and saw you’d been so impressed with it too.

It skewers lies, damned lies and statistics so very well as misinformation, disinformation and malinformation. Especially malinformation, which can only be ‘values checked’. The dis and mis can of course be ‘fact checked’ according to feelz at the time.

Love this send-up he offers, taken from real life Australian Instit of Crim stats:

The relevant statistics are now buried on pages 51 and 52 in Appendix Table D5 – far out of reach of even the most intrepid television news intern

From my experience, the moderators on The Australian will all be ready-trained to apply for great new positions in the coming Disinfo, Misinfo and Malinfo game, leaving space on the Oz for a whole new generation of journo school recruits to come in and delete any comments even vaguely non-left. It will definitely be a growth industry for leftoids of all types and genders.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 11, 2023 11:31 am

You do whatever you want Lizzie.

I always have. Using my best assessment of matters.

Too late to change now. 🙂

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 11, 2023 11:32 am

I don’t think I could just politely refuse it. I’d politely say no thank you, there is no way I want to make the aboriginal situation worse. I’m voting No. Then I’d politely walk away.

If I’m accosted I will say I won’t vote for apartheid. The kiddie activists probably won’t know what apartheid is though. My impression is they don’t get a lot of real history in schools these days.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 11, 2023 11:32 am

Lysander

Jul 11, 2023 11:09 AM

The Indian Ocean has a gravity hole where sea levels are about 300 feet lower than nearby areas:

A gravity hole?
Or, as we might otherwise refer to it, a “hole”.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 11, 2023 11:35 am

I don’t think I could just politely refuse it. I’d politely say no thank you, there is no way I want to make the aboriginal situation worse. I’m voting No. Then I’d politely walk away.

How do you “politely walk away”?
Is that something they teach at Swiss finishing schools?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 11, 2023 11:36 am

Tim Holding raising donations for French chateau renovations;
yoni bashan

By yoni bashan
Margin Call Editor
@yoni_bashan
10:22AM July 11, 2023
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Buried deep within a cloud of puff written about Tim Holding’s restoration of a French chateau this week is a crumb of news that he’ll be visiting Melbourne later this month, cap in hand, raising donations for this self-enriching vanity project.

Bear in mind, Holding is a former Victorian Labor minister who left parliament in 2013 on a taxpayer-funded pension in the realm of $150,000 per annum (no longer available to newly elected MPs).
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He’s also marrying Felicity Selkirk, an heiress to the Selkirk Bricks empire, her father, Iain, having been a director until 2018.

The 235-year-old Chateau de Purnon has 105 rooms and, if it’s remotely authentic, the spirits of a thousand reclusive pamphleteers and chaps in powdered wigs still haunting its chambres.

Bought for $1.19m, everyone expects that it’ll end up being flogged off for a great deal more once the dry moat and wine cellars and boulangerie (seriously) are returned to decent nick.

The people are already paying for this guy to yuk it up in the French countryside.

The working class can kiss my arze….

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 11, 2023 11:36 am

Not criticising you or your sister, btw, Rosie.

I honour fierce loyalty to one’s own and also the right to do as you alone decide.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 11, 2023 11:43 am

If I’m accosted I will say I won’t vote for apartheid.

“I’ve seen apartheid in one country, I won’t vote for it in Australia.”

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 11, 2023 11:44 am

Central banks move gold back home after freeze on Russian assets

Sovereign investors, concerned about the precedent of sanctions, prefer the physical metal to derivatives or ETFs

A growing number of countries are bringing their physical gold reserves back home to avoid Russian-style sanctions on their foreign assets, while increasing their purchases of the precious metal as a hedge against high levels of inflation.

Central banks globally made record purchases of gold in 2022 and into the first quarter of this year, as they hunted for safe havens from high inflation and volatile bond prices, according to a survey of sovereign investors by asset manager Invesco. China and Turkey together accounted for almost one-fifth of these purchases.

Concerned by the decision by the US and others to freeze Russian assets, central banks opted to buy physical gold rather than derivatives or exchange traded funds that track the metal’s price.

They also preferred to hold it in their own country as global tensions increased. Invesco’s survey found that 68 per cent of central banks held part of their gold reserves domestically, up from 50 per cent in 2020. In five years, that figure is expected to rise to 74 per cent, the survey showed.

“Up until this year, central banks were willing to buy or sell gold through ETFs and gold swaps,” said Invesco’s head of official institutions Rod Ringrow.

“This year it’s been much more physical gold and the desire to hold gold in country rather than overseas with other central banks?.?.?.?it’s part of the reaction to the freezing of the Bank of Russia’s reserves,” he said.

Just after Moscow began its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the EU, US and other G7 countries announced that they would impose sanctions on Russia’s central bank and prevent it from accessing some $300bn in reserves held abroad. The EU is now considering the legal implications of diverting the interest from these holdings to Ukraine.

According to the survey of 57 central banks and 85 sovereign wealth funds managing some $21tn in assets, many sovereign investors were “concerned” by the precedent set by the confiscation of Russian assets, with 96 per cent saying further investment in gold was driven by its status as a safe haven.

“We increased the exposure eight to 10 years ago and had it held in London, using it for swaps and to enhance yields,” one central banker from a western country told Invesco. “But we’ve now transferred our gold reserves back to our own country to keep it safe — its role now is to be a safe-haven asset.”

Global demand for gold hit an 11-year high of 4,741 tonnes in 2022, up from 3,678 tonnes in 2020, driven by central bank purchases and heightened retail investor interest, according to research from the World Gold Council. But while physical gold was in demand, gold ETFs suffered combined outflows of almost 300 tonnes in 2021 and 2022.

Other countries that have made significant gold purchases include Singapore, India and central banks in the Middle East.

The record central bank buying of gold in 2022 contributed to a powerful rally in bullion prices, although prices have fallen back to $1,923 per troy ounce in recent weeks due to the prospect of higher US interest rates for longer. Rate rises dim the appeal of the non-yielding asset compared with other investments.

Net purchases of gold by central banks are expected to soften this year after Turkey turned into a larger seller. The central bank has had to supply gold to satisfy demand from domestic consumers as they bought bullion to protect their savings from a lira that has been trading at historic lows around the election in May.

In a sign of the move to repatriate gold, holdings at the Bank of England, one of the main storage hubs for official financial institutions globally, have slipped 12 per cent from their 2021 peak to 164mn troy ounces at the start of June.

The attraction of holding gold in large liquid hubs such as London has also been reduced by the fact that hedging by gold miners peaked at the turn of the millennium and has since fallen. That has limited the ability for central banks to earn a yield by swapping out bullion stored overseas.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
July 11, 2023 11:44 am

The Water Rule basically limits commercial forestry to areas of 600mm or more rainfall.
It’s there to protect other landholders from having plantations dry out the catchment and directly impact on water availability.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 11, 2023 11:49 am

BB

I’d like to see the time when Faruqi first submitted the plans to do this to the studies and reports to the approval.

Contrast also the screeches of outrage when a native/”Old Growth” forest might be sustainably logged at a slow rotational rate with the silence when thousands of hectares of native/”Old Growth” forest are clear felled to construct solar and wind factories (plus the access roads etc).

Oh come on
Oh come on
July 11, 2023 11:49 am

What $110 million buys you:

Sydney man Chau Van Kham freed from Vietnam prison and returned to Australia

That dumb surfer kid in Aceh drove a way better deal than DFAT.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 11, 2023 11:56 am

Commercial dumping fees are under $100/Tonne.

Ed- not for toxic materials they aren’t. We had to dispose of some lead containing soil in the nineties from a site in California, it was about US$150 per tonne then. Much much higher now. I was being optimistic in saying a couple hundred bucks, might be more like a thousand these days.

We used to send toxic materials to the Castlereagh toxic waste landfill at a fierce and painful cost. That facility has closed and I don’t know what NSW now does with hazardous waste, but whatever it is it won’t be cheap.

Oh come on
Oh come on
July 11, 2023 11:56 am

You want to go to a country like Vietnam and stage anti-government campaigns? Cool, you do you, but…you’re on your own.

Well, you should be.

Don’t have a lot of time for this kind of activist – predictably gets themselves locked up and then their network in Australia agitates for the Oz taxpayer to bribe them out of prison.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 11, 2023 11:58 am

Boambee John

Jul 11, 2023 11:49 AM

BB

I’d like to see the time when Faruqi first submitted the plans to do this to the studies and reports to the approval.

Contrast also the screeches of outrage when a native/”Old Growth” forest might be sustainably logged at a slow rotational rate with the silence when thousands of hectares of native/”Old Growth” forest are clear felled to construct solar and wind factories (plus the access roads etc).

Same, same at sea.
When I go down to Coastal Town I see lots of “Big Oil Don’t Surf” bumper stickers, protesting seismic testing in the Great Australian Bight (1,500 – 2,000 kilometres away).
Since a proposal for a monster offshore windfarm was put up a few weeks ago, the “Save The Whales” mob have gone very quiet.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 11, 2023 12:00 pm

PS.
Coastal Town is right on the migratory path for Southern Right whales, and the occasional Humpback.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 11, 2023 12:01 pm

Farmer Gez
Jul 11, 2023 11:09 AM
Read this and note the area of agricultural land they earmark for onshore wind.
You need to then add solar and transmission.
PS Take your blood pressure tablets first.

https://www.energy.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0029/580619/Offshore-Wind-Policy-Directions-Paper.pdf

And there will not be even the mildest squeak from the environmentalists who are usually outraged at the suggestion that a single tree might fall or a single whale be inconvenienced.

Dunny Brush
Dunny Brush
July 11, 2023 12:02 pm

Speaking of the voice, there is a gossip item in the age reporting that Setka’s Vic-TAS CFMEU won’t reflexively follow other commie unions and will not take a position, leaving it up to their members. Good on them.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 11, 2023 12:04 pm

Strange. It turns out that moisturising skin suits is not an adequate knowledge base to discuss industrial and chemical processes.

But Turd Case grinds on, demonstrating his inability to learn new skills.

Oh come on
Oh come on
July 11, 2023 12:05 pm

Don’t forget, the Yes campaign wants everyone to bear in mind the terrifying consequence of voting No – it’ll be the end of the Welcome To Country. Spread the word. If anyone was on the fence before, they won’t be after hearing this.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 11, 2023 12:06 pm

Get the solar panels to Peshawar and you’re laughing all the way to the bank.

Oh come on
Oh come on
July 11, 2023 12:09 pm

In a sign of the move to repatriate gold, holdings at the Bank of England, one of the main storage hubs for official financial institutions globally, have slipped 12 per cent from their 2021 peak to 164mn troy ounces at the start of June.

Has the UK given Venezuela its gold reserves back yet?

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 11, 2023 12:10 pm

Dunny Brush
Jul 11, 2023 12:02 PM
Speaking of the voice, there is a gossip item in the age reporting that Setka’s Vic-TAS CFMEU won’t reflexively follow other commie unions and will not take a position, leaving it up to their members. Good on them.

The sight of their own members rioting outside their HQ during COVID might have actually focused a few minds?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 11, 2023 12:10 pm

Reading Sydney Jary’s book “18 Platoon.”

All his time in combat, he only ever saw a bayonet used for it’s intended purpose once. The rest of the time, it made an admirable tin – opener.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 11, 2023 12:14 pm

Ed- not for toxic materials they aren’t.

Bruce – while dead solar panels are non recyclable, Waste Management doesn’t consider them toxic.
Tip fees [commercial] under $100/tonne.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 11, 2023 12:23 pm

Bruce – while dead solar panels are non recyclable, Waste Management doesn’t consider them toxic.

Ed – you obviously didn’t look at the link.
Here’s what the link says:

According to a study commissioned by the German economy ministry (BMWi) and carried out by the University of Stuttgart’s Institute for Photovoltaics, all silicon-based panels contain several grams of carcinogenic cadmium and lead, which could seep into the water cycle if the panels are treated incautiously after their retirement.

Now that is technically incorrect since lead and cadmium aren’t carcinogenic. They are just chemically toxic, since both interfere with calcium channels in nerves and in bones. But sufficient to say they are widely regarded as toxic waste, and if some waste management authority doesn’t it is only due to politics not science.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 11, 2023 12:24 pm

Turd Case has again had a fail with his Google-fu. Solar panels are considered toxic waste.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 11, 2023 12:27 pm

You have to take the dead panels off the frames but you have to do that anyway if you’re going to landfill them. Paid for by the insurance, since they’ll want to install new panels on the frames. So once you have the pile of dead panels it’s easy.

Bruce – there’s about $2.50 worth of Aluminium on a Solar Panel frame.
The glass is bonded to the frame.
An angle grinder is the only way to get that frame off, and you’ve still got to grind the glass off the metal if you want any money for it.

Basically, you know nothing abouit scrap metal, and it’s clear that you’ve never tried to remove the Ali frame from a Solar Panel.
But, keep going anyway.
I wonder what else you’re bullshitting about?

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 11, 2023 12:32 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Jul 11, 2023 12:10 PM
Reading Sydney Jary’s book “18 Platoon.”

All his time in combat, he only ever saw a bayonet used for it’s intended purpose once. The rest of the time, it made an admirable tin – opener.

They are a very effective psychological waepon.

Waaaay back (around the 1970s’1980s), a Canadian province had a problem with a prison riot they could not suppress. Military assistance was sought and granted.

While the officer commanding the force was preparing his orders, the RSM informed him that “Sufficient chromed bayonets have been found for your men, sir”.

Early the next morning, the soldiers formed up outside the prison. As the sun rose above the horizon, the commander ordered them to fix bayonets, and then to port arms. At the sight of the sun glinting off a long row of chromed bayonets, the rioting prisoners opened the jail doors and filed out with their hands in the air.

Apparently.

Ed Case
Ed Case
July 11, 2023 12:38 pm

… a fail with his Google-fu. Solar panels are considered toxic waste.
Hi, Skidmark.
Rather than consult Google, why not try:
Knowing what you’re talking about

Solar Panels are inert.
They’re priced as general waste and end up in landfill.

Tekweni
Tekweni
July 11, 2023 12:39 pm

Voted early in the Fadden by election. Approached by long scrawny semi bearded male in a Green T shirt. He looked quite upset when I told him that I’d have to take leave of my senses to vote Green. The elderly LNP person standing next to him grinned from ear to ear as I accepted a how to vote card from him instead. I make my own choices but Labor is last and Greens second last. I do hate preferential voting !!!

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 11, 2023 12:49 pm

They are a very effective psychological waepon.

I was quoted that example, on a promotion course, way back when. The first three rounds in each magazine were blank, the rest were live. Not a shot was fired, blank or live, and some of Canada’s most violent criminals were captured, hands in the air, and begging for mercy…

Roger
Roger
July 11, 2023 12:49 pm

Beginning to detect a theme here…

Fresh from reports of VIC building inspectors conducting “virtual” inspections, The Age now reports that VIC plumbing inspectors are signing off on roof work after viewing it from the ground.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 11, 2023 12:51 pm

He looked quite upset when I told him that I’d have to take leave of my senses to vote Green.

Good. I don’t think it hurts to show them our opinion. They get little enough of it from elsewhere.

Same goes for the Yes crowd. I let them know.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
July 11, 2023 12:54 pm

Apparently the propellers on the windmills are also rather toxic and hard to dispose of.

And then there’s all that lube oil that they use, and also throw off onto the whales.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 11, 2023 12:55 pm

Solar Panels are inert.

Ed – no they aren’t. I might have studied a tad of chemistry from time to time, including a smidgen of cadmium and lead chemistry (I have a nice piece of lab produced electrolytic cadmium on my shelf, it’s quite pretty, and we produced hundreds of tonnes of it per year in two of the smelters I worked at, plus my PhD is in lead chemistry, isn’t that just amazingly amazing or what?)

They’re priced as general waste and end up in landfill.

If they are that is a political decision, not a scientific one. I suspect the elites don’t want it widely known that solar panels are made of icky stuff. That would be classic green hypocrisy, if they let PV panels be dumped with general rubbish. If you try putting a car battery or some dead mercury-containing twisty bulbs into the bin the powers that be will descend onto you like an asteroid.

The problem with political decisions like that is a later government could come along and say “What, you’ve been dumping cadmium waste in with general rubbish? Here’s an eight figure fine, and oh by the way please pick up your toxic garbage and do the right thing with it, or we’ll send your CEO to Long Bay.”

Arguing that black is white over and over is not a way to persuade anyone Ed. It doesn’t work, no matter how many words you type.

shatterzzz
July 11, 2023 1:00 pm

Quite a bit of NO signage appearing around Fairfield ..
authorized by Fair Australia which is lead by Jacinta Price ……

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 11, 2023 1:01 pm

The sight of their own members rioting outside their HQ during COVID might have actually focused a few minds?

Yeah, I reckon as that rubbish bin flew over Setka’s head as he was hiding behind his goons on the steps of the CFMEU offices, I reckon he had a bit of an epiphany … “I might just stick to pay and conditions from now on.’

Roger
Roger
July 11, 2023 1:04 pm

Hello…

China’s economy at serious risk of deflation. Inflation at 0% in June.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 11, 2023 1:07 pm

Basically, you know nothing abouit scrap metal, and it’s clear that you’ve never tried to remove the Ali frame from a Solar Panel.
But, keep going anyway.
I wonder what else you’re bullshitting about?

Golly, telling a metallurgist he knows nothing about metals? Good one Ed. I’ve been working with metals and metal chemistry for fifty years. Even as a kid we used to convert old car batteries into lead sinkers for our dad to use for fishing.

What you don’t have any experience of is industrial scale materials processing. Separating an aluminium frame from ten thousand dead solar panels is easy, if you have experience with process design, materials and metallurgy. I’m sure several other Cats who work in the industry could also, probably even better than me.

Roger
Roger
July 11, 2023 1:08 pm

Iirc, Setka & the CFMMEU defended free speech during the Israel Folau affair when the Liberal Party wouldn’t.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 11, 2023 1:12 pm

I do love a good pissing match. Maybe Elon and Ed could get together for a similar challenge?

‘Zuck Is a Cuck:’ Elon Musk Challenges Mark Zuckerberg to a ‘Dick Measuring Contest’ as Slapfight over ‘Threads’ Rages On (10 Jul)

Um, Elon, you do realize an android can have as long an appendage he wants? He just unscrews the short one and attaches a longer replacement.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
July 11, 2023 1:16 pm

BoN – beautiful work slapping down lunatic, factually incorrect opinions of NutCase.

I usually just scroll past his BS posts but have to go back and read the ones you’ve excoriated.

Bill P
Bill P
July 11, 2023 1:28 pm

A gravity hole?
Or, as we might otherwise refer to it, a “hole”.

It’s a bonus hole.

Gabor
Gabor
July 11, 2023 1:37 pm

Bruce of Newcastle
Jul 11, 2023 1:07 PM

Why bother with the idiot?
Wiki only gets you so far and that’s what he is relying on.

Best is just tell him every now and then to PO.

Dot
Dot
July 11, 2023 1:39 pm

You want to go to a country like Vietnam and stage anti-government campaigns? Cool, you do you, but…you’re on your own.

I can’t even come at that.

Regime change begins at home!

Lysander
Lysander
July 11, 2023 1:42 pm

Shit’s getting out of hand:

Medvedev threatens to attack nuclear facilities in Ukraine and Europe, following unconfirmed reports of attempted missile strike on Russian nuclear plant

https://meduza.io/en/news/2023/07/09/medvedev-threatens-to-attack-nuclear-facilities-in-ukraine-and-europe-following-unconfirmed-reports-of-attempted-missile-strike-on-russian-nuclear-plant

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 11, 2023 1:44 pm

China’s economy at serious risk of deflation. Inflation at 0% in June.

Bank of England boss fessed yesterday that inflation was mainly due to energy costs. Which as we know have been inflated by green policies.

Bank of England chief claims inflation is about to fall ‘markedly’ in major speech (10 Jul)

Mr Bailey is expected to say in his Mansion House speech: “UK headline inflation is set to fall markedly over the remainder of the year.

“This largely owes to lower energy prices as last year’s substantial increases drop out of the annual calculation. Food prices should fall too as lower commodity prices feed through to prices in the shops.”

The problem with this of course is that the UK is all in on net zero so energy prices may not fall like he thinks they will.

China of course doesn’t bother with stupid green electricity, not seriously, so lower coal and oil prices recently will’ve fed right into deflation. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but the demographic decline is starting to appear also.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 11, 2023 1:44 pm

Ed Case
Jul 11, 2023 12:38 PM
… a fail with his Google-fu. Solar panels are considered toxic waste.
Hi, Skidmark.
Rather than consult Google, why not try:
Knowing what you’re talking about

Solar Panels are inert.
They’re priced as general waste and end up in landfill.

Suuuuuure Turd Case, whatever you say. All those scientific reports are just rubbish (like your opinions).

Lysander
Lysander
July 11, 2023 1:46 pm

Lol TheirABC Pat K is back on twitter…. how many days did that last???

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
July 11, 2023 1:50 pm

Is PK (as “she” likes to be known) a trannie?

Mandible a bit of a giveaway?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 11, 2023 1:54 pm

Roger

Jul 11, 2023 1:04 PM

Hello…

China’s economy at serious risk of deflation. Inflation at 0% in June.

Or …
(b) Seeing that inflation is the scourge of the West, Glorious Revolutionary Statistics Bureau confirms that Dear Leader has managed to slay the inflation dragon.
A bit like Kim Jong Il’s first round of golf … five aces.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 11, 2023 1:56 pm

Bank of England boss fessed yesterday that inflation was mainly due to energy costs. 

No shit, Sherlock?

Crossie
Crossie
July 11, 2023 1:58 pm

The problem with this of course is that the UK is all in on net zero so energy prices may not fall like he thinks they will.

China of course doesn’t bother with stupid green electricity, not seriously, so lower coal and oil prices recently will’ve fed right into deflation. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but the demographic decline is starting to appear also.

The CCP probably can’t believe their luck, the West is committing economic suicide which the CCP can show their populations as what not to do if you want to be rich. To be outflanked on economy by communists is one hell of a trick.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 11, 2023 2:02 pm

Mr Bailey is expected to say in his Mansion House speech: “UK headline inflation is set to fall markedly over the remainder of the year.

“This largely owes to lower energy prices as last year’s substantial increases drop out of the annual calculation. Food prices should fall too as lower commodity prices feed through to prices in the shops.”

Translation:-
“We’ve jacked food and energy up to the max last year, and I am selling as good news that we might not jack them up this year because the Green Energy gougers are happy … for now.
I will avoid any discussion of the inevitable recession which will be brought on by record energy cost inputs into every corner of the economy.”

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 11, 2023 2:03 pm

Fresh from reports of VIC building inspectors conducting “virtual” inspections, The Age now reports that VIC plumbing inspectors are signing off on roof work after viewing it from the ground.

And when the crap hits the fan (or bubbles up from the ground in this case) there will be squeals of “more inspectors/more regulation” when the real culprit is existing standards and regulation only being paid lip service to.

Much like the greenfell towers fire in the UK, the cladding was illegal already, and should have been picked up IF normal inspections had been done by council.
Along with the apparently hundreds of other clad projects mysteriously unchecked.

More laws with nil enforcement = people contemptuous of laws in general.
Much like the vaping being made triple illegal in Australia (seriously, 3 tranches of laws) shows stupidity, not seriousness.

But as long s it grows the regulatory state blob, and creates conditions for the 6 figure “thinking” class to “fix” its all grist for the GDP…

Lysander
Lysander
July 11, 2023 2:09 pm

Fresh from reports of VIC building inspectors conducting “virtual” inspections, The Age now reports that VIC plumbing inspectors are signing off on roof work after viewing it from the ground.

Well at least things are still being built in Dandrewstan.

In WA, we need the indigens’ authority to do so

bons
bons
July 11, 2023 2:11 pm

Walking away politely is handing a victory to these self appointed betters.
Bailing people up in the street is a classic passive agressive tactic.
They rely on your sense of order and politesse to permit them to aggressively intrude upon you in the absolute belief that their upper class demeanor and the public situation of their aggression will force you to be submissive.
They are in effect arrogant rich bitches giving instructions to we lesser mortals.
Only an agressive, direct response which draws the focus onto them is appropriate to destroy their sense of righteousness.
The aim is to destroy the family dinner as she expresses her trauma to hubby when he returns from the Practice.
This was a tactic used extensively by ‘born agains’ who would launch into their speil in any environment confident that their interlocutors would show respect for their beliefs.

rosie
rosie
July 11, 2023 2:14 pm

Saying no thank you is also ‘letting them know’.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 11, 2023 2:14 pm

Lysander

In WA, we need the indigens’ authority to do so

Well to their credit not a single multi story dwelling collapse in 20,000 years shows they have much to teach us…

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 11, 2023 2:14 pm

In WA, we need the indigens’ authority to do so

The spectacle of the two indigenous, bickering over who was supposed to be doing the “Smoking ” ceremony, at the opening of the new freeway, should cost the “Voice” a few thousand votes…

rosie
rosie
July 11, 2023 2:18 pm

I don’t let ‘born agains’ get very far either.
Usually it’s enough to say you are a practising Catholic.
They want people to start arguing with them so they can trot out their proof texts, whatever religion they’re trying to convert you to.

Lysander
Lysander
July 11, 2023 2:19 pm

So…. what happens on referendum day as far as staffers handing out HTV cards? Will it be party people or will there be anyone at all allowed?

rosie
rosie
July 11, 2023 2:20 pm

And thanks for the water rule information Farmer Gez.
No surprise Big Zero Bowen is prepared to sacrifice food production in favour of his Carbon God.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 11, 2023 2:22 pm

And when the crap hits the fan (or bubbles up from the ground in this case) there will be squeals of “more inspectors/more regulation” when the real culprit is existing standards and regulation only being paid lip service to.

Well, not in all quarters.
Small domestic jobs can expect black letter interpretation of the regs.
Large unionised and volume builder sites … not so much.
Cue Vladimir Titsoff in 3 … 2 … 1

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
July 11, 2023 2:24 pm

Saying no thank you is also ‘letting them know’.

Not on the same scale as saying ‘piss off you stupid, ignorant idiots.’ Which is slightly more forceful and entirely warranted. If they are going to insult me and intrude on my privacy, I’m going to respond in kind.

Lysander
Lysander
July 11, 2023 2:24 pm

Well, that’s interesting:

https://interestingengineering.com/innovation/raytheon-forced-to-rehire-retired-stinger-engineers

Raytheon recalling a whole bunch of retired missile engineers in the US..

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