Open Thread – Tues 25 July 2023


The Choice of Hercules, Annibale Carracci, 1596

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JC
JC
July 26, 2023 4:46 pm

Sanchez

How are you doing with the iodine stock. I’m running pretty low at the moment. Can you spare a couple of liters?

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 26, 2023 4:46 pm

Bruce in WA
Jul 26, 2023 4:39 PM
A lot of acid was dropped 50 years ago coming up with meaningless lyrics like that.

Yeah, not like when I was a kid. We had some truly D&M lyrics back then!

“Yummy, yummy, yummy
I’ve got love in my tummy …”

And from the 1940:

Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn’t you?
Yes! Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn’t you?””

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 26, 2023 4:47 pm

Blot keeping up the pressure:

The Voice will merely serve to worsen giant fakery

Gary Johns has copped it for calling for Aboriginality blood tests for welfare payments — but fauxborigines will just increase with a Voice in our constitution.

Aren’t you sick of the angry yammer about the Voice? So let me tell some jokes about it instead.

I’m not just doing this for the laughs. See, I can’t believe there are still people demanding Gary Johns resign.

Yes, they insist the former federal Labor minister quit as a leader of the No campaign for saying people claiming special benefits for Aborigines should have blood tests to show they really are Aboriginal.

Boy, Johns has copped the full bucket. He’s “racist”, “offensive”, “odious”, “appalling” and trying to repeat what Nazis “did to the Jews”.

But what I haven’t heard from his critics is a better idea to tackle a huge problem that’s already given us a comic gallery of rogues and grifters, and will get worse with a Voice in our constitution that’s meant to represent only Aborigines.

The problem is this: Activists such as Suzanne Ingram, of the NSW Aboriginal Housing Office, claim up to 300,000 of the 810,000 Australians saying they’re Aboriginal are fakes. Fauxborigines.

The funniest thing about them is that the people they fool most are our supposedly intellectual class – academics, writers, artists, journalists and educators.

Take Melbourne University, which actually appointed Bruce Pascoe as a professor of “Indigenous Agriculture” and hailed him as an Aborigine, even though genealogical records show he’s 100 per cent of English descent.

It even has a ludicrous page on its website advertising the Roberta Sykes Scholarship, for students identifying as Aboriginal.

It describes Sykes as “the first Indigenous Australian to graduate from an American university”, and stars “Aunty” Kerrie Doyle, Professor of Indigenous Health at Western Sydney University, enthusing how this scholarship “allowed me to attend Oxford University”. The joke: neither woman is Aboriginal. Not according to genealogical records.

Sykes, who co-founded the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, had European and African-American ancestry.

Doyle claims her own Aboriginality from a man who was actually her stepfather and wasn’t Aboriginal anyway. Her “Winninninni” tribe is unknown to textbooks.

If I’m wrong, Doyle refuses to tell me how. Same with her university, and such eyes-wide-shut gullibility has been going on for decades.

If you were in school in the 1970s or ’80s, you may have studied Wild Cat Falling, hailed as the first novel by an Aborigine.

The author, Colin Johnson, later called himself Mudrooroo Narogin, and our professional intellectuals fell at his feet. Johnson was appointed to universities and the Australia Council. But finally his sister and Aboriginal groups blew the whistle. Johnson wasn’t Aboriginal.

No, he wasn’t of the “Stolen Generation”, either. Never mind!

In 1978, along came another Aboriginal writer – B. Wongar, whose book, The Track to Bralgu, was hailed by novelist Tom Keneally as the voice of authentic Aboriginality.

Sadly, B. Wongar turned out to be white Serbian immigrant Srreten Bozic.

Try again. In 1995, the arts world got their first female Aboriginal novelist, Wanda Koolmatrie, author of My Own Sweet Time. But hoaxed again. Koolmatrie turned out to be a white male taxi driver, Leo Carmen.

Still, in between, in 1988, appeared another book – and the start of something massive. This was Fox, about a man’s search for his Aboriginality, by a budding writer called Bruce Pascoe. It didn’t start well. A reviewer in the Canberra Times complained Pascoe “is, after all, imagining the psyche of an Aboriginal person”, but couldn’t really succeed as “a white man”.

Easily fixed. Before long, Pascoe was calling himself Aboriginal, and reviewers have adored him ever since. The ABC promoted him. Universities hired him. Schools taught him.

That’s how easy it is to fool our supposed best and brightest.

But, down the food chain, there’s another feeding frenzy, and this, too, has been going on for decade after decade. Take Allen Appo, from Bundaberg. For 30 years he claimed he was Aboriginal, and 100 of his relatives soon did the same. It was worth millions to them. Some got Abstudy grants, meant for Aboriginal students. Others got discounted home loans, business loans, Aboriginal legal aid, jobs and university positions.

But then fishery officials caught Allen Appo with undersized crabs.

He protested: Fishery laws didn’t apply to Aborigines like him! But Queensland’s Department of Primary Industries checked and – goodness me – Appo was actually Sri Lankan.

That was in 2000, but who dares check today? Certainly not our universities. And so this gigantic fakery continues, with Pascoe still hired by Melbourne University.

Hmm. A blood test is sounding not quite so outrageous at all. Roll up your sleeve, Bruce.

Herald-Sun

bespoke
bespoke
July 26, 2023 4:49 pm
thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 26, 2023 4:49 pm

Delta.
Once she was diagnosed and her hubby mentioned she wanted to die on country ( Aboriginal couple/ locals) I started looking and was 1/2 way through the process ( I had hoped to get everything together and present it to her hubby as a simple sign off) when she had some chemo that she didn’t recover from. Less than a month from diagnosis to death, but she was lucky in that there was no particularly pain filled period.

I would have considered it a privilege if I’d been able to get her back to town and help keep her there where she wanted to be with family till she died.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 26, 2023 4:51 pm

… 1940s: …

Johnny Rotten
July 26, 2023 4:54 pm

Bruce in WA
Jul 26, 2023 4:39 PM
A lot of acid was dropped 50 years ago coming up with meaningless lyrics like that.

Yeah, not like when I was a kid. We had some truly D&M lyrics back then!

“Yummy, yummy, yummy
I’ve got love in my tummy …”

Just go further back in time with that hole in your shoe –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a77yHpjdUtU

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 26, 2023 4:54 pm

Hancock v Wright trial: Why lawyers think Gina Rinehart owes juicy slice of royalties
Tim Clarke
The West Australian
Wed, 26 July 2023 11:48AM

Aptly for a trial battling over billions of dollars of mining royalties and assets, lawyers for Wright Prospecting have continued to drill down into the detail of why they say Gina Rinehart and her company owe them a juicy slice of the vast Hancock fortune.

WA’s Supreme Court will be the battleground for the coming months between two of Australia’s mining giants, with the Hope Downs minesites in the Pilbara the precious resource being fought over.

The company built on the back of Peter Wright claims they are owed royalties from some parts of the Hope Downs project and equity in others.

But the behemoth that is Hancock Prospecting — founded by Lang Hancock and now led by his daughter Mrs Rinehart — have fought for more than a decade against the contention.

The fight will rumble on for the next four months in WA’s Supreme Court.

On Wednesday, a decades old agreement drawn up by the partners turned protagonists in 1987 was picked through — with Wright barrister Julie Taylor SC saying it showed why they were owed billions by Australia’s richest person.

Ms Taylor said one clause in the 1987 agreement clearly shows that royalties from the Hope Downs mines were owed.

And other deposits — known for years as the East Angelas but now called Hope Downs 4, 5 and 6 — were not covered in the agreement at all.

It means they were still part of the Hancock-Wright partnership and therefore still partly the purview of Wright Prospecting today.

“Using partnership letterhead, partnership staff, the goodwill of the partnership, the partnership’s reputation … (Hancock) in fact used the resources of the partnership to obtain the renewed licenses,” Ms Taylor said.

“That is not an accident. (Hancock) using its status as a partner applied for these tenements and in doing so did so on behalf of the partnership. It cannot now deny (that).”

Ms Taylor hinted that part of Hancock’s defence will be the amount of money it spent in the past decades to get the Hope Downs mines to fruition — with reports suggesting more than $4 billion in royalties have been banked since 2007.

She said Wright would argue that expenditure and risk had been overstated over the years — and at one point were paying just $14,000 a year to retain the titles for five of the tenements in the area.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 26, 2023 5:00 pm

The problem is this: Activists such as Suzanne Ingram, of the NSW Aboriginal Housing Office, claim up to 300,000 of the 810,000 Australians saying they’re Aboriginal are fakes. Fauxborigines.

Bolt must pizz himself laughing, every time this issue arises.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 26, 2023 5:01 pm

Now that Mordy B has moved on from the Federal Court, Bolt seems to be testing the waters on what makes an individual “blak”.

Vicki
Vicki
July 26, 2023 5:03 pm

I have just tried to buy Gary Johns’ new book “The Burden of Culture” but it is not easy. My local book store told me it can only be purchased through Quadrant magazine. But even there – it seems like quite a wait for editions to be printed. A pity – because Johns is one of the most informed, yet not partisan, observers of contemporary Aboriginal society.

Johnny Rotten
July 26, 2023 5:05 pm

How are you doing with the iodine stock. I’m running pretty low at the moment. Can you spare a couple of liters?

Litres, in English you Sictorian pygmy Jerk Off Cretin. FFS.

Dot
Dot
July 26, 2023 5:06 pm

Schweizer suggests Zelensky is using this as leverage over the Biden regime for weapons and billions in US dollars.

This would mean Biden is colluding with Putin, because why else would Ukraine need da weapons?

Dot
Dot
July 26, 2023 5:10 pm

So let me get this straight: if a partnership ceases trading but you use the old letterheads, the partner who did nothing gets a claim in equity on your work?

Ms Taylor, can you explain what unjust enrichment is to me as well?

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 26, 2023 5:12 pm

Now that Mordy B has moved on from the Federal Court, Bolt seems to be testing the waters on what makes an individual “blak”.

“That’s just like, your opinion, man”

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 26, 2023 5:12 pm

Haha that 2 billion being channeled back to regional Victoria? Think again. Or as Cats and Kittehs will call out before Pesutto stops beclowning himself, Hun:

A government MP whose key responsibility was to assist with the Commonwealth Games is still receiving an extra pay packet for the role despite the event being binned.

The state opposition has now called on the Andrews government to strip Darren Cheeseman of his responsibilities and also repay any money received from the role since the Games’ had been called off.

Mr Cheeseman, the Labor MP for the seat of South Barwon which encompasses the suburbs of Geelong, was named as the parliamentary secretary for the Commonwealth Games in June 2022.

A parliamentary secretary is a member of parliament who assists a minister with their duties.

MPs who become a parliamentary secretary take home an additional $49,710 including expenses each year, on top of their base wage of nearly $200,000.

While several of the Andrews government’s 14 parliamentary secretaries have various portfolios, Mr Cheeseman’s only has the one.

Deputy opposition leader David Southwick said the Premier “must immediately abolish this position”.

“Darren Cheeseman should repay the money he has received for a job he is no longer doing,” he said.

“A week on from the Commonwealth Games scandal and Darren Cheeseman is still taking home additional pay for a job he should not longer have.

“This is a slap in the face to taxpayers who are already facing a more than $1 billion compensation bill to get Victoria out of the Andrews government’s Commonwealth Games debacle.”

A government spokeswoman said: “There’s no shortage of work to do and Darren will continue as a Parliamentary Secretary.”

But the government has refused to answer several questions about whether this would lead to a reshuffle of secretaries, or whether Mr Cheeseman will have an entirely new portfolio created.

Instead they said, further details about his responsibilities will be confirmed before parliament returns next week.

Last week, Ministers Jacinta Allan and Harriet Shing officially forfeited their Commonwealth Games’ related portfolios.

Article comes with a pic of Cheeseman with a “Always Was, Always Will” shirt on, double cobra like.
Just terrible.

bespoke
bespoke
July 26, 2023 5:18 pm

Sancho Panzer
Jul 26, 2023 8:35 AM
I did not make eny “assessments” all I did was to inquiry on the validity of Sancho accusations against a past commentator.

Oh?
What accusations?
And against who exactly?
And, in any case, my opinions don’t require your validation.

Wondered why your so cocky. Dover has deleted it.

Vicki
Vicki
July 26, 2023 5:20 pm

The question of “fax Aborigines“ is actually quite an issue. One of the reasons why there are so many “passing off” is not simply a question of the material advantages – though this obviously is the motivation.

The problem is – it’s so damn easy. And worse. For many years (it may soon change) “full blood “ genuine Aborigines didn’t really object to these aspirants. I recall a young white chap (maybe 20 or so years ago) who ingratiated himself into one of the NT communities and was totally accepted. I came across him through one of my art contacts in those years. I thought that it was odd – & still do – particularly because of the defined family and “skin” taboos between clan groups. But it was not uncommon, apparently, for “whiteys”.

Another aspect of the mixed blood descendants, of course, was the simple fact of forced and accepted relationships with white landowners, stockmen, town men and women etc etc. And, of course, over the last hundred years or so Aborigines have intermarried with settlers and urban Aussies. My own uncle married a part Aboriginal woman and, I suppose (I have lost track of them) their descendants now claim Aboriginality.

P
P
July 26, 2023 5:20 pm

And from the 1940s:

Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn’t you?
Yes! Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn’t you?

I got this LP free when I purchased my Pye Stereo portable player back in 1958 –
Bing & Sing Along LP and on it was Mairzy Doats.
I still have the record.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 26, 2023 5:21 pm

The best litigation occurs when all the original claimants are dead or die along the way.

Johnny Rotten
July 26, 2023 5:23 pm

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.

– Dwight D. Eisenhower

Frank
Frank
July 26, 2023 5:23 pm

“Yummy, yummy, yummy
I’ve got love in my tummy …”

Recent revelations from the Bay City Rollers spring to mind.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 26, 2023 5:26 pm

Over the side she goes.

GONE WEST NatWest boss Dame Alison Rose quits after leaking Coutts story about Nigel Farage…as Brexiteer calls for board to go

Last night, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt was said to have “serious concerns” with her handling of the part-publicly owned bank.

NatWest chair Sir Howard Davies said in a statement: “The Board and Alison Rose have agreed, by mutual consent, that she will step down as CEO of the NatWest Group. It is a sad moment.

Reacting to the news, a No 10 source commented: “The PM was concerned about the unfolding situation. Alison Rose has done the right thing in resigning.

Reacting to the news“: sure, buddy.

They obviously read this morning’s Cat.
When you’ve lost Cassie…

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 26, 2023 5:26 pm

Well done Nigel Farage.

NatWest bank boss has resigned.

bespoke
bespoke
July 26, 2023 5:33 pm
Delta A
Delta A
July 26, 2023 5:36 pm

I would have considered it a privilege if I’d been able to get her back to town and help keep her there where she wanted to be with family till she died.

You’re a good man, Mole. The type that keeps alive my hopes for this coutry.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
July 26, 2023 5:37 pm

Hey BB
I’ll be in Boort tonight.
Just scrolled back for your message last night – in the meeting at the time.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 26, 2023 5:39 pm

NatWest should offer Nigel Farage 100 billion dollars, wine and dine with the finest foods and beverages. Fan him with palm fronds from scantily clad ladies.
Then Farage arises:
“No amount of money will restore your reputation or the board of which there is nary a spine. Phuck off and do so immediately.”

Robert Sewell
July 26, 2023 5:39 pm

ZK2A:

Gina Rinehart was told by her father almost 40 years ago that his co-founder’s family were entitled to a share of the valuable Pilbara iron ore assets now at the centre of a bitter legal dispute.

Oh, FFS. This is bullshit.
Government to confiscate the bloody lot, put it all into one company and sell the shares to China if they can’t agree in a months time.
Then confiscate the whole damn thing because China is a poo head.

Johnny Rotten
July 26, 2023 5:41 pm

Reacting to the news, a No 10 source commented: “The PM was concerned about the unfolding situation. Alison Rose has done the right thing in resigning.

She was sacked. It was only an unfolding situation because of……………….Just like Boris and having drinks at a party when Covid was on……………Always unfolding.

cohenite
July 26, 2023 5:43 pm

With Twiggy and Mike Cannon-shithead both getting arsed and farsed by their soon to be exs and now Gina set to possibly lose billions, Australia is fast running out of billionaires.

bespoke
bespoke
July 26, 2023 5:44 pm

Roberto lives!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 26, 2023 5:51 pm

Rosie
Jul 26, 2023 2:03 PM
Not just studied, was a priest for a number of years until he meet then married a teacher at the local Catholic primary school.

That is interesting.
I have always found it strange that he protested that “no-one knew what Ridsdale was up to”, but in the next breath he screeched that Pell (who had far less direct contact with Ridsdale) “must have known and was complicit in the cover up”.
I wonder if this erratic diversionary behaviour is indicative of a level of guilt on the part of Bungjourno. I don’t suggest for a moment that he knew at the time or was involved in a cover up.
More of a “if I knew then what I know now” moment. Perhaps there were hints of something untoward happening in the school from his soon-to-be wife, which he didn’t pick up on.
Again, no suggestion of malice.
I don’t like Bungjourno’s politics, but I wouldn’t accuse him of that.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 26, 2023 5:53 pm

JC

Jul 26, 2023 4:46 PM

Sanchez

How are you doing with the iodine stock. I’m running pretty low at the moment. Can you spare a couple of liters?

With all due respect, f-ck off and get your own.
It’s every man, woman and trannie for xeself when the hammer falls.

Johnny Rotten
July 26, 2023 5:58 pm

Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality.

But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.

– Alexis de Tocqueville

How very true today.

Lysander
Lysander
July 26, 2023 5:58 pm

Can some Cat pls explain WTAF is going on here?

A congresswoman is speaking into a mic and there’s a person sitting behind her mouthing the same words she’s saying (before she’s saying it!!!)

https://twitter.com/RedCollie1/status/1683276047348011008?s=20

Fark, it’s creepy… demonic possession??? Seriously, check it out. Scary shit.

bespoke
bespoke
July 26, 2023 6:03 pm

Fark, it’s creepy… demonic possession??? Seriously, check it out. Scary shit

Crazy eyes always.

Lysander
Lysander
July 26, 2023 6:03 pm

Bespoke, I had to watch it several times… what the f is going on there!!!???

miltonf
miltonf
July 26, 2023 6:04 pm

The whole unpersoning of Farage is so shocking, so soviet that you can hardly believe it. The establishment baring its teeth and biting someone who dares to dissent. I wonder what King Tampon I thinks about it. Actually I think we all know.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 26, 2023 6:04 pm

I have always found it strange that he protested that “no-one knew what Ridsdale was up to”, but in the next breath he screeched that Pell (who had far less direct contact with Ridsdale) “must have known and was complicit in the cover up”.

That I think Sancho sums up the bloke.
As I have posted here in regards to Warren Mundine, Bongiorno thinks it’s crocodile tears
His politics blinds him to the reality of the everyday Joe Blow. A journalist he ain’t, more an activist.

miltonf
miltonf
July 26, 2023 6:08 pm

Like most germalists.

bespoke
bespoke
July 26, 2023 6:09 pm

Obviously the speech writer, Lysande. Still freaky.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 26, 2023 6:10 pm

So let me get this straight: if a partnership ceases trading but you use the old letterheads, the partner who did nothing gets a claim in equity on your work?

Ms Taylor, can you explain what unjust enrichment is to me as well?

I’d be interested in the opinion of any of the bush lawyers on the Cat, regarding this case. Lang Hancock’s estate was almost bankrupt when his daughter inherited it, now they all want their chop.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 26, 2023 6:10 pm

Yu seme crankee bispoke.
Wassup dude?

Lysander
Lysander
July 26, 2023 6:12 pm

Obviously the speech writer, Lysande. Still freaky.

A speech writer who mouths the exact same words as the speaker and gets the number wrong and corrects herself (with the speech writer doing the same)?

Lysander
Lysander
July 26, 2023 6:16 pm

Also, bespoke…

when she stops creepily mouthing the words in real time as they’re being spoken, she notices the camera can see her and she covers her mouth and looks guilty, that’s when Plaskett makes a mistake, and she has to literally interrupt the speaker to get her to make a correction.

Lysander
Lysander
July 26, 2023 6:17 pm

…and both the congresswoman and crazy eye lady behind her say “um” at the end… you don’t typically write “um” into a speech…

bespoke
bespoke
July 26, 2023 6:24 pm

Crazy eye lady got up and corrected the Congress critter after she realised the mistake. So possibly it show Congress critters are empty vessels.

Robert Sewell
July 26, 2023 6:25 pm

Crossie:

Glad you are back. I asked a few days ago if anyone knew where you were but there were no responses. Hope you had a nice break.

Just some Family and Health issues that took a lot of time and really chopped into my Cat Time.
I was able to do a couple of upticks and keep an eye on the place through email contacts, but yes, it was a nice break – even if few noticed. snif.

Robert Sewell
July 26, 2023 6:28 pm

Crossie:

I thought I saw it mentioned somewhere that Bongiorno is gay. Or was the teacher male?

Didn’t he have something to do with Ridsdale? Sharing digs or summat?
If that’s the case, then perhaps the relationship bears further examination?

Tom
Tom
July 26, 2023 6:31 pm

NatWest boss Dame Alison Rose quits after leaking Coutts story about Nigel Farage…as Brexiteer calls for board to go

Congratulations to Nigel Farage for bringing this to a head.

But the truth is all he was doing was bringing corporate corruption to public attention.

Alison Rose had simply torched Bankwest’s stock value — not embarrassed Nigel Farage.

Rose is just another vagina owner promoted to power because the City chaps thought she would make a useful useful idiot.

Turns out she was as dumb as dogshit and didn’t see the bus that ran her over.

However, the City chaps who sacrificed her are also too dumb to learn the lesson that you should stay in your lane and stick to your knitting: if you’re a bank, your obligation is to your shareholders — not to political activists who have never and will never bank with you.

Robert Sewell
July 26, 2023 6:33 pm

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2023/jul/22/nasa-nearing-launch-date-mission-metal-rich-astero/
They’ll probably find a rogue Chinese corporation actively mining the damn thing, and told to piss off.

P
P
July 26, 2023 6:34 pm

Just some Family and Health issues that took a lot of time and really chopped into my Cat Time.
I was able to do a couple of upticks and keep an eye on the place through email contacts, but yes, it was a nice break – even if few noticed.

I worried it was your sister (sibling) who was your concern. I hope all is well there.

Good to see you back.

Robert Sewell
July 26, 2023 6:34 pm

Doc Faustus:

Cured of the XXXX palsy?

Why are people so unkind?
Double snif

Johnny Rotten
July 26, 2023 6:36 pm

What makes me larf’ baat’ all this Planet Global Warming shite is that this Planet has been cooling for 4 and a half billion years.

Get real people and do what Muvver; Nature does and adapt. You wimps. FFS.

Robert Sewell
July 26, 2023 6:44 pm

John H:

There is a Russian movie about a penal battalion being required to clear mine fields with a blunt stick and sheer luck. They weren’t so lucky. Grim movie.

When Churchill and Truman met Stalin at Yalta, they discussed the different methods of clearing minefields. When Stalin was asked of his method, he replied “We march over them!”
Apparently the Russians were able to produce figures that proved their approach more economic in reducing casualties. Clearing minefields which of course are covered by MG fire is costly on expensively trained engineer troops. But ‘Tramplers” usually PoWs, civilians and backed up by poorly armed punishment troops are a fairly cost free exercise.

miltonf
miltonf
July 26, 2023 6:45 pm

Come think of it I recall one of Farage’s transgressions was to say nasty things about Tampon I.

cohenite
July 26, 2023 6:46 pm

Lysander
Jul 26, 2023 5:58 PM
Can some Cat pls explain WTAF is going on here?

A congresswoman is speaking into a mic and there’s a person sitting behind her mouthing the same words she’s saying (before she’s saying it!!!)

https://twitter.com/RedCollie1/status/1683276047348011008?s=20

Fark, it’s creepy… demonic possession??? Seriously, check it out. Scary shit.

Nah, S.O.B. The crazy eyes are just typical of female concentration; and the simultaneous speaking is a well known quality of femininity.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 26, 2023 6:47 pm

Fascinating to see what the Invoice is revealing inside of people.

Inside Malcolm Turnbull’s war on free thought: Former PM alters history to silence democratic Voice debate (Sky News, 26 Jul)

RTWT, it’s very interesting. Turnbull sounds identical to Kevin Rudd, full on Murdoch666 conspiracy theory and racist rubbish. Manchurian candidate in spades.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
July 26, 2023 6:49 pm

Lysander at 3:03 mused:

what would happen if you stumbled across a 30km wide asteroid made of gold…

It wouldn’t even take that much.

All of the gold discovered thus far would fit in a cube that is 23 meters wide on every side.

So a pure gold spherical asteroid would only need to be a diameter of 28.4 metres to double all the gold discovered so far.
Of course it is more likely to be a minor component of rocky or metallic body. Even at only 20g gold per tonne of asteroid it would have double the ore grade of virtually any gold mine on earth and that same quantity would be in an asteroid only 1.1km diameter.

OTOH you have to factor in cost of transporting gold to where it is used, or cost and risk of securing gold in space if it were used simply as a remote control bank vault for exchange of value. Gold that can be used and inspected because it is already on Earth clearly has a head start in the valuations. OTOH, who is going to steal gold that never leaves the asteroid belt? It may be even more valuable to argue over ownership of it without ever sending it to Earth.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 26, 2023 6:56 pm

Barbie does the Voice.

Julie Bishop says ‘Barbie can be anything, including Foreign Minister’ while addressing Canberra’s National Press Club (Sky, 26 Jul)

Julie Bishop says Voice to Parliament a ‘step in the right direction’ but referendum ‘less likely’ to succeed without bipartisanship (Sky, 26 Jul)

Someone should tell Barbie what the Voice poll numbers are, then ask her about that “bipartisanship” thing she was referring to.

Frank
Frank
July 26, 2023 6:56 pm

the simultaneous speaking is a well known quality of femininity.

The Manson girls did that one as a group, the courthouse footage is pretty weird.

Johnny Rotten
July 26, 2023 6:57 pm

Clearing minefields which of course are covered by MG fire is costly on expensively trained engineer troops. But ‘Tramplers” usually PoWs, civilians and backed up by poorly armed punishment troops are a fairly cost free exercise.

So this is why the UKR have now called up all the disabled civilians to go to the front. Well done Zelensky – You F*rking Cr*nt.

Robert Sewell
July 26, 2023 7:00 pm

Bruce O’Nuke:
https://asknature.org/strategy/seedpod-autorotates/
One of the major questions is how would you get the metals back to Earth?
I’ve been thinking of this issue for years. One of the ways is to imitate nature – the seed pod of the sycamore maple may be an answer. Form the million ton or so of metal into a pod shaped structure and just drop the damn thing. Aiming it will be the issue.
If you’ve seen the idea as a kid, the pod actually lands quite gently.
Industries in space are a leap too far at the moment. How do you hot roll a metal plate? You’re going to need an enclosed volume with rollers and springs to do that, and I really can’t see us making ships out of tin foil – the first bucket of sand you hit at 10,000 Km/hr will just sandblast your ships outer skin to dust. And when you start talking about armour plate, you will need massive engines to just shift the damn thing. And you won’t do that without nuclear engines which are illegal.

Johnny Rotten
July 26, 2023 7:03 pm

OTOH, who is going to steal gold that never leaves the asteroid belt? It may be even more valuable to argue over ownership of it without ever sending it to Earth.

It will be called ‘The Bank of Asteroid’ and will be the backing for the UN Cryptocurrency.

Just like AMEX – Don’t leave Earth without it……………………………

Zatara
Zatara
July 26, 2023 7:05 pm

When Churchill and Truman met Stalin at Yalta, they discussed the different methods of clearing minefields. When Stalin was asked of his method, he replied “We march over them!”

When you are Stalin and your communist system can’t feed all its citizens at the best of times this is known as a twofer.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 26, 2023 7:06 pm

Daily Mail.

George Danakis sentenced over St Marys High School bestiality and break-in offences in Sydney’s west after he was caught on security cameras

A man broke into a high school’s milking shed
While there he committed acts of bestiality
He was on a five-day ice bender at the time

Robert Sewell
July 26, 2023 7:07 pm

Lysander
Jul 26, 2023 3:24 PM
So, I made a joke yesterday about Hillary’s Chef drowning and then Obama’s Chef drowning, about a conspiracy…
Well, things have turned weird… Michael and Barack claimed, yesterday, they weren’t at home but evidence has come out today that they were.
Why would you lie about that?

Habit, I’d say.

Rosie
Rosie
July 26, 2023 7:08 pm

There is nothing unusual let alone sinister about Bongiorno sharing a presbytery with Ridsdale.
They were assigned by the Bishop, same as when Cardinal Pell was sharing a presbytery with Ridsdale .

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 26, 2023 7:16 pm

Winston – You’d use it in orbit, or low g locations like the Moon. Good structural metal that wouldn’t even need to be refined. The economics wouldn’t be worthwhile for anything else though, certainly not for uses on Earth, unless we had really good (nuclear) interplanetary drive tech. Like in Heinlein’s books for example. At that point it wouldn’t matter anyway, since our civilization wouldn’t need Earth so much.

As I said upthread it’s likely Psyche is mainly nickel-iron, like the nickel-iron meteors we find (my dad gave me a small one he found once in the the Nullabor, I may still have it around somewhere.) I doubt it would have much gold in it.

Robert Sewell
July 26, 2023 7:17 pm

Kneel:

Neither mass nor velocity would be significantly affected, unless you managed to explode the nuke beside it, such that you altered the trajectory of the rubble enough that most of it missed Earth (at least, this time around).

I understand that NASA did some calculations about this and it would probably work with metallic asteroid and the explosion offset from the line of travel, but a carbonaceous or stony asteroid would have time to resettle back into conglomerate mass by the time in got close.

Cassie of Sydney
July 26, 2023 7:18 pm

So, Alison Rose is now the former head of NatWest. She’s resigned. Good. Please excuse my schadenfreude. I’m enjoying it, it’s bloody delicious. Yes, I did predict it although I don’t claim to be an oracle. Rose’s position became untenable, she’d outed herself to be a particularly nasty, partisan and untrustworthy individual, who firstly used politics to close someone’s bank account for no good reason, and then trashed that person’s privacy.

I repeat what I said this morning…

Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Ms Rose’s haughty spirit, and her career, has fallen, mightily, and is now a heap of ashes. Next, the Natwest/Coutts board.

There’s a lesson here for those of us on the right. You don’t take being cancelled and silenced lying down, you don’t turn the other cheek, you fight the woke bastards.

Roger
Roger
July 26, 2023 7:19 pm

Julie Bishop says ‘Barbie can be anything, including Foreign Minister’ while addressing Canberra’s National Press Clu

b (Sky, 26 Jul)

It is a national tragedy that someone so shallow should rise to such influence in our government.

It was on her watch that Australia came close to losing the South Pacific.

Penny Wong is preferable….and that’s saying something.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
July 26, 2023 7:20 pm

Imposing Draconian constraints during crisis is actually recommended by experts.
https://cynefin.io/index.php/Field_guide_to_managing_complexity_(and_chaos)_in_times_of_crisis#Assess

It all seemed rather academic until it actually happened.

Roger
Roger
July 26, 2023 7:23 pm

Please excuse my schadenfreude.

I’d suggest that rejoicing in justice being served is not necessarily schadenfreude.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 26, 2023 7:26 pm

It is a national tragedy that someone so shallow should rise to such influence in our government.

Bishop and Cormann channeled most of the mining millions that made their way from WA to Lieboral coffers. Anything else was very much secondary.

rosie
rosie
July 26, 2023 7:28 pm

You know there is actually a Julie Bishop Barbie.

Johnny Rotten
July 26, 2023 7:31 pm

I am free of all prejudices. I dislike everyone equally.

W. C. Fields

Indolent
Indolent
July 26, 2023 7:31 pm
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 26, 2023 7:32 pm

Robert Sewell

Jul 26, 2023 6:28 PM

Crossie:

I thought I saw it mentioned somewhere that Bongiorno is gay. Or was the teacher male?

Didn’t he have something to do with Ridsdale? Sharing digs or summat?
If that’s the case, then perhaps the relationship bears further examination?

It was unfair to draw those guilt by association links to Pell without evidence.
It is equally unfair to do it to Bungjourno, no matter what you might think of him.

Johnny Rotten
July 26, 2023 7:33 pm

You know there is actually a Julie Bishop Barbie.

No way would Barbie be a Stick Insect. Ken would not like that at all.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 26, 2023 7:35 pm

You know there is actually a Julie Bishop Barbie

She had her own Ken doll there for a while.

Roger
Roger
July 26, 2023 7:37 pm

As the poet wrote, ‘Between the idea and the reality falls the shadow…’

Pushing inexorably toward zero carbon emissions by 2050, but faced with the reality that even with batteries and pumped hydro on standby renewables will not supply enough reliable electricity 24/7, the QLD government is contemplating making household EV charging points subject to external control by the government owned electricity companies, meaning they can be turned off when “demand mangement” requires.

EV boosters say this will kill the market, as most charging will take place at home.

The shadow is getting longer.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 26, 2023 7:41 pm

https://quadrant.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/August-2023-online-special.pdf

It’s a full issue of “Quadrant” devoted to the matter of the Voice.

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
July 26, 2023 7:41 pm
Robert Sewell
July 26, 2023 7:42 pm

JC
Jul 26, 2023 4:46 PM
Sanchez

How are you doing with the iodine stock. I’m running pretty low at the moment. Can you spare a couple of liters?

Funny you should mention that, JC. I took delivery of 3 packs of Iostat – Potassium Iodide tabs 130mg from Survival Supplies Australia – a bit pricey at $35 a pack. Not really worth it for old people like you and me, but for people below 50 who still use a bit of iodine to keep their Thyroid gland happy, it’s essential.
Instructions are given as well as doses for youngsters who require a lot more than us by weight to block the uptake of radioactive iodine.
I’ve spoken to a few pharmacists to find out if there’s a stocking regime or even if there’s a program that will be activated to ensure availability under certain conditions. The ability of any government to get blocking doses of iodine to non city areas is not even worth considering.
I’m also chasing up Lugols iodine solution which is a formulation for people who have had a goitre removal operation. Just waiting for an expiry date reply from the seller.
I’ll keep you posted.

Roger
Roger
July 26, 2023 7:47 pm

She had her own Ken doll there for a while.

Dang…that cost me a mouthful of shiraz, Bear.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 26, 2023 7:49 pm

Cassie of Sydney

Jul 26, 2023 7:18 PM

So, Alison Rose is now the former head of NatWest. She’s resigned. Good. Please excuse my schadenfreude. I’m enjoying it, it’s bloody delicious

What was scary was the off-hand way she admitted feeding the info to the Beeby-Sea j’ism.
I genuinely think her attitude was “Yeah, yeah, privacy. Whatevs. That doesn’t apply to someone like Farage, who made me surrender my European identity”.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 26, 2023 7:53 pm

It’s a full issue of “Quadrant” devoted to the matter of the Voice.

Could we tie Malcolm Turnbull to a tree and recite it to him?
It’s a fantasy, I know. Sometimes I think happy thoughts.
I’m sure he loathes Quadrant, like he does Sky News.

Johnny Rotten
July 26, 2023 8:00 pm

It was on her watch that Australia came close to losing the South Pacific.

What makes you think that Australia has the South Pacific to lose?

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 26, 2023 8:00 pm

Julie Bishop says ‘Barbie can be anything, including Foreign Minister’ while addressing Canberra’s National Press Club (Sky, 26 Jul)

Ha!

Bishop is one of the few women who would make Barbie look overweight.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 26, 2023 8:01 pm

Last episode of this series of “Utopia” coming up.
Rob Sitch and Working Dog are very good at not letting a series concept go stale.
But it’s going to be hard not to run this one around the track one more time, seeing as how Hunchback keeps writing their scripts for them.

JC
JC
July 26, 2023 8:02 pm

It’s tragic, but I had to laugh at this tweet (X) by the black dude (Dom Lucre) about the unfortunate drowning of the Obamas Chef/Cook.

Now how the hell does this man up dead with the Obamas when he used to cook for Bush?
And what the hell was a N word doing on a paddle boat at night?
N word don’t be in the water at night!

Rabz
July 26, 2023 8:04 pm

Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn’t you?
Yes! Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn’t you?

A favourite of Leland Palmer in Twin peaks.

Cassie of Sydney
July 26, 2023 8:06 pm

“It was unfair to draw those guilt by association links to Pell without evidence.

It is equally unfair to do it to Bungjourno, no matter what you might think of him.”

Yes. I despise Bungourno, he’s a toxic, rancid and nasty individual who just loves to engage in vitriol. However, I remember listening to him on Radio National when he was asked about the fact that he had once shared a place with Ridsdale, and he was asked, did he know? He said…no. He continued to state, and he’s right, that he had no idea because pedophiles are secretive, they are experts in secrets and engaging in secret behaviour. I believe Bungjourno about Ridsdale. A woman can be married to a man for decades without knowing that she’s married to a pedophile.

The shame with Bungjourno is that he refused to speak up for Pell, instead he joined in the lynching. That’s his real crime.

Robert Sewell
July 26, 2023 8:08 pm

P:

I worried it was your sister (sibling) who was your concern. I hope all is well there.

No. Alls good – she got final clearance a couple of months ago, just a mammogram every year. She reckons it is the only time in her life she’s been happy with small boobs. (Not her exact words, but…)

John H.
John H.
July 26, 2023 8:08 pm

Medicine is plagued by untrustworthy clinical trials. How many studies are faked or flawed?

I’ve seen this before, long ago Ioannidis and McCloskey warned us, and nothing has been done. I’ll just leave this here as I wrestle with the decision as to continue reading or spend the rest of my life playing computer games and going for walks on the beach.

John H.
John H.
July 26, 2023 8:10 pm

Robert Sewell
Jul 26, 2023 7:42 PM
JC
Jul 26, 2023 4:46 PM
Sanchez

How are you doing with the iodine stock. I’m running pretty low at the moment. Can you spare a couple of liters?

Funny you should mention that, JC. I took delivery of 3 packs of Iostat – Potassium Iodide tabs 130mg from Survival Supplies Australia – a bit pricey at $35 a pack. Not really worth it for old people like you and me, but for people below 50 who still use a bit of iodine to keep their Thyroid gland happy, it’s essential.
Instructions are given as well as doses for youngsters who require a lot more than us by weight to block the uptake of radioactive iodine.
I’ve spoken to a few pharmacists to find out if there’s a stocking regime or even if there’s a program that will be activated to ensure availability under certain conditions. The ability of any government to get blocking doses of iodine to non city areas is not even worth considering.
I’m also chasing up Lugols iodine solution which is a formulation for people who have had a goitre removal operation. Just waiting for an expiry date reply from the seller.
I’ll keep you posted.

Be careful, too much iodine can cause Hashimoto’s Disease, an autoimmune attack on the thyroid.

Cassie of Sydney
July 26, 2023 8:10 pm

“Robert Sewell”

Good to see you Robert.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 26, 2023 8:12 pm

A man broke into a high school’s milking shed
While there he committed acts of bestiality
He was on a five-day ice bender at the time

Oh, feel cryin’ out loud.

Do we have to go back over this again every time!

– Love is love.

– Right side of history

– International pariah

– All the models

– White supremacy

– Outdated social mores

– Made in China

Right? I trust I have made my point.

Don’t make me have to explain it all again!

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 26, 2023 8:14 pm

Sod Auto-corrupt!

Fer cryin’ out loud!

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 26, 2023 8:15 pm

The Russian Army just blasted open a 12-kilometer hole in the Ukrainian front line

Closer than an asteroid, I suppose.

bespoke
bespoke
July 26, 2023 8:19 pm

John H

My wife was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Disease and autoimmune after she almost died from meningococcal meningitis. Her brain sweld up and was comatose for over a week.

cohenite
July 26, 2023 8:24 pm

It is equally unfair to do it to Bungjourno, no matter what you might think of him

That’s the little johnnie/every so called conservative position; pretend there are rules. There are none. You smash the left and when they splutter you smash them again. Metaphorically of course. I am not for the minute suggesting you actually hit anyone with a hickory axe handle.

Indolent
Indolent
July 26, 2023 8:25 pm

Dr. John Campbell on Vitamin D deficiency.

Common deficiency and dementia

Johnny Rotten
July 26, 2023 8:27 pm

Mother Lode
Jul 26, 2023 8:15 PM
The Russian Army just blasted open a 12-kilometer hole in the Ukrainian front line

And your link to the evidence is where? Please post asap.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 26, 2023 8:28 pm

How are you doing with the iodine stock.

Fun fact!

In the movie Full Metal Jacket there is a scene in a helicopter with a guy firing the machine gun onto the paddies below.

There is an urban myth that he is shouting out “Get some! Get some!”

What?

He was, of course, shouting “Gypsum! Gypsum!” The people he was shooting at were gypsum farmers, and a lot was being smuggled to some bad guy called Charlie.

Robert Sewell
July 26, 2023 8:31 pm

Cassie of Sydney
Jul 26, 2023 8:10 PM
“Robert Sewell”

Good to see you Robert.

Thanks Cassie. We found another branch of the family that we’d lost when us kids were put into the Home, but it took a death in their family to draw the relationship out.
Lot’s of bad blood when a cousin realised they had to share a near 8 figure inheritance with us, who hadn’t been forgotten by the Uncle.
I thought it was a good chance to discover new people we were related to, but was rebuffed.
Could have really done without the civilised nastiness.

Bar Beach Swimmer
July 26, 2023 8:32 pm

Bishop is one of the few women who would make Barbie look overweight.

And sound like a Nobel Prize winner.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 26, 2023 8:33 pm

For those on Twitter you may have noted Toowoomba trending.

Involves a case where the defendant cant be mentioned but a quick search on Twitter and you will find plenty of hints and even direct mentions of the name.

This message will self destruct in 5 seconds.

Robert Sewell
July 26, 2023 8:35 pm

Bespoke:

My wife was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Disease and autoimmune after she almost died from meningococcal meningitis. Her brain sweld up and was comatose for over a week.

That’s a terrible time to go through, sitting at the bedside and not knowing how bad it will get.
Did she make a full recovery?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 26, 2023 8:37 pm

Numbers was buggering the cow in Toowoomba?

Oh George not the livestock
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1a33sr9UGvo

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 26, 2023 8:42 pm

Be careful, too much iodine can cause Hashimoto’s Disease, an autoimmune attack on the thyroid.

Surely not?
There’s too much of a good thing?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 26, 2023 8:43 pm

Not in the news for obvious reasons.

Is that because it never happened?

You’ll have to translate the place names for us. I can’t read cyrillic. I suppose I could go geolocate that place on Goolag maps, but I’m too busy playing a computer game. Perhaps you could give us more detail for this interesting development.

Yes, I’m not seeing any references on the net, but Elon still won’t let me see Twitter oops X feeds that I’d bookmarked. So there’s that.

bespoke
bespoke
July 26, 2023 8:44 pm

Some brain function and a crook eye, Robert. She can’t work enymore but is enjoying being a house wife and advocate for victims of crime.

John H.
John H.
July 26, 2023 8:44 pm

Sancho Panzer
Jul 26, 2023 8:42 PM
Be careful, too much iodine can cause Hashimoto’s Disease, an autoimmune attack on the thyroid.

Surely not?
There’s too much of a good thing?

I’m more concerned about my lack of bad things. It’s time to get the mutations and inflammaging ramped up.

Bar Beach Swimmer
July 26, 2023 8:45 pm

On Chris Kenny. He’s just finished yet another diatribe about those who do not support the InVoice and how great it will be if it gets up.

Perhaps he’s been taken over by aliens – or he’s a ventriloquist’s dummy – and is being forced to repeat the most stupid, naive rubbish.

All that’s left now, is for his head to start moving right to left and back again, like one of those clowns at a side show, to confirm he’s lost all control of his faculties.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 26, 2023 8:47 pm

And your link to the evidence is where? Please post asap.

The quote was from a tweet (or an ‘X’, depending on whether it was copied from a laptop or a hand-held device).

I made my comment in light of the posts about blasting asteroids to get to all the minerally goodness inside.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 26, 2023 8:48 pm

This is obviously a plot by Hollywood to discredit the writers in their strike action.

https://twitter.com/StarTrek/status/1682857446036086784

Rosie
Rosie
July 26, 2023 8:48 pm

Figured that Toowoomba conundrum out last year.
Could be a chancer making a false allegation because someone was in the news.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 26, 2023 8:49 pm

These clips are fantastic snapshots in time. Checkout what happens @3:09. Does it remind you of someone? ( :

Wonderful New York in the early 1900s in color! [A.I. enhanced & colorized]

cohenite
July 26, 2023 8:55 pm

On Chris Kenny. He’s just finished yet another diatribe about those who do not support the InVoice and how great it will be if it gets up.

It’s strange: on every other leftie BS from climate change, ruinables to gender crap he is spot on. It’s as though his brain still has a little sliver of leftoid brain cell from his time with turdball. Perhaps an intervention and exorcism is in order.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 26, 2023 9:00 pm

I wonder if the old sepia pictures of San Francisco obliterate the contrast between the faeces and the foreground?

Hence the nickname, the Whiffy City.

Old Lefty
Old Lefty
July 26, 2023 9:12 pm

Dane Alison Rose = woke version of Yes Prime Minister’s Sir Desmond Glazebrook?

Bar Beach Swimmer
July 26, 2023 9:12 pm

“My Barbie doll was foreign minister Barbie so it just goes to show that Barbie can be anything, including foreign minister,” she said.

Does she not see the irony in that statement?

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 26, 2023 9:20 pm

“My Barbie doll was foreign minister Barbie so it just goes to show that Barbie can be anything, including foreign minister,” she said.

Well if she did not have ‘Prime Minister Barbie’ then she should lay off blaming the Liberal Party men for her not getting the top gig.

She did it to herself.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 26, 2023 9:25 pm

Perfect harmony and chemistry between these two. Reading the comments from various clips, a lot of people are just discovering this song in 2023.

Chris Norman, Suzi Quatro – Stumblin’ in (Official Video)

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
July 26, 2023 9:25 pm

Sky cannot afford to have wall to wall No Voicers, Kenny is “proof” the Sky is NOT the ABC, who only present one side. He’s the fall guy. We won’t watch him.

chrisl
chrisl
July 26, 2023 9:37 pm

Ticked another one off the bucket list today….
A hot lap of Bathurst!!
Ok it was in the Ute and there was a 60 kph speed limit
And there was a police car circling
But I did it !

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 26, 2023 9:49 pm

cohenite

Jul 26, 2023 8:55 PM

On Chris Kenny. He’s just finished yet another diatribe about those who do not support the InVoice and how great it will be if it gets up.

It’s strange: on every other leftie BS from climate change, ruinables to gender crap he is spot on. It’s as though his brain still has a little sliver of leftoid brain cell from his time with turdball.

They all perceive themselves as Mini-Me MLKs who want to “be on the right side of history”.
And, like Sheridan, he has spent too long talking to Canbra people and ends up believing the rest of the country gives a shit about what they natter earnestly about over their almond lattes in Canbra.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
July 26, 2023 9:51 pm

John H, what do you think of the dog kidney cell incubated flu vaccines that are being dished out to everyone aged 9 – 65 at the moment?
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4514150/

Surely by implication the quadrivalent jabs being given to kiddies under the NIP and to people over 65, and not described as “cell-based”, must be the old egg-based ones?

Dot
Dot
July 26, 2023 9:58 pm

Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn’t you?
Yes! Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn’t you?

Shut up. Where’s my garmonbozia, warm cream guy?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 26, 2023 9:59 pm

All of that area in last week.

Sounds big! Four kilometres.
At least something is getting into the MSM. Newsweek now has a mention too.
We should thank Big Serge and Simplicius for these glorious reports of Russian manly advances.

I love the propaganda from both sides. It is like the climate and Covid rubbish, totally unbelieveable but reported gravely with po faces. Anyone know if Comical Ali is still alive? He’d be in great demand.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 26, 2023 10:02 pm

Old Lefty

Jul 26, 2023 9:12 PM

Dane Alison Rose = woke version of Yes Prime Minister’s Sir Desmond Glazebrook?

Yes.
The 2023 version of sound chaps from a good school sorting things out over lunch at the club.
The thing is, NatWest isn’t just regulated by the UK gummint.
They still own nearly half of it after bailing it out (as RBS).
FMD.

Dot
Dot
July 26, 2023 10:06 pm

So it’s corruption then…

(ZWORP!)

(I am reorganising the NATO…)

Rosie
Rosie
July 26, 2023 10:10 pm

Anyone who’s political views on ‘inclusiveness’ don’t align with ours is excluded.
Good to see some jumping up and down by the government over this.

It said that to have Mr Farage as a customer was not consistent with Coutts’ “position as an inclusive organisation” given his “publicly stated views”.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 26, 2023 10:10 pm

Late to the party but 730 had a story on the DPP (or do they call it the OPP down there) & the Simon Overland protection racket.

John H.
John H.
July 26, 2023 10:15 pm

Colonel Crispin Berka
Jul 26, 2023 9:51 PM
John H, what do you think of the dog kidney cell incubated flu vaccines that are being dished out to everyone aged 9 – 65 at the moment?
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4514150/

Surely by implication the quadrivalent jabs being given to kiddies under the NIP and to people over 65, and not described as “cell-based”, must be the old egg-based ones?

No idea. Don’t get the flu shot, don’t get the flu. The embryonated egg based vaccines are relatively inefficient, hence the shift.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
July 26, 2023 10:17 pm

Could have really done without the civilised nastiness.

What sort of person salivates over dead family members? Some people are sick. Sorry, many people are sick.

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 26, 2023 10:19 pm

Channel surfing tonight & some great movies on.
Killing them Softly is such a great movie.
so is No Country for Old Men.
and a little bit of the Total Recall remake (which should have been named something else as it was a great sci fi movie but not a patch on the original).

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 26, 2023 10:21 pm

feelthebern

Jul 26, 2023 10:10 PM

Late to the party but 730 had a story on the DPP (or do they call it the OPP down there) & the Simon Overland protection racket.

I didn’t see it on account of having drilled a hole through “2” on the dial on the HMV to avoid watching that shit.
Anything useful?
Incidentally, after he left VikPol he did five years with the Tassie DoJ and resigned at the end of his five year term (i.e. got marching orders).
He then went to Wittlesea Council on the outskirts of Melbourne. Put on gardening leave then rissoled after two years.
Ask yourself.
Why are they running interference for a long gone nobody?
Simon knows stuff.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
July 26, 2023 10:23 pm

Ticked another one off the bucket list today….
A hot lap of Bathurst!!
Ok it was in the Ute and there was a 60 kph speed limit
And there was a police car circling
But I did it !

There was a fatality there today. No witnesses, but the dead man from a caved in front end suggests a speed well north of 60kph.

Razey
Razey
July 26, 2023 10:26 pm

A man broke into a high school’s milking shed
While there he committed acts of bestiality
He was on a five-day ice bender at the time

It’s ok, he identifies as a gay trans sheep. It’s all perfectly moral and legit.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 26, 2023 10:28 pm

Rosie at 10:10.
Summink happened fast.
That report was 13 hours ago and it reads like chairman Sir Desmond Glazebrook (h/t whoever revived that one) was in “wet lettuce slap, possible trimming of bonus” mode.
Nek minnit, goneski.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 26, 2023 10:37 pm

Those articles on NatWest are sickening.
Issuing demands to “de-carbonise”, throwing money at ruinables with gay abandon, hand-wringing about the “reputational damage” having Farage as a client might do.
This bank only exists because of the enforced generosity of the UK taxpayer, bailing them out with a GBP 20 billion equity stake, which the government seems to be having trouble selling down.
F-cking leeches.

Muddy
Muddy
July 26, 2023 10:38 pm

Future headlines?
Secret Premiers’ Blackout List – Andrews Chooses to Switch Off Aged Care.

Nation Already Renamed – Too Late says Emperor Albanese.

Non-Indigenous to Receive Invader Status on New Passports.

Petrol Hand Pumps Mandatory Under Latest Climate Change Rules.

Muddy
Muddy
July 26, 2023 10:44 pm

The inVoice is pretty insensitive to the hearing impaired.

Pogria
Pogria
July 26, 2023 10:54 pm

This is interesting. An AI generated trailer for “Barbenheimer”, the Movie.

https://redstate.com/bobhoge/2023/07/25/watch-ai-generated-barbenheimer-trailer-is-hysterical-but-also-terrifying-n782055

Indolent
Indolent
July 26, 2023 11:01 pm
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 26, 2023 11:20 pm

I will get the butcher’s paper out in the morning but it appears that RBS/NatWest has been the worst performing of the UK 2008 bank bailouts … daylight second.
They got roughly one-third of the 130 bn bailout money.
The entire bailout regime is net cash positive, with all participating banks in the black in terms of capital repaid and other fees contributed.
Except one.
NatWest.
Still in the hole to the tune of $30 bn.
I wouldn’t mind betting that, up until now, this has been regarded as sunk cost by the government and long forgotten by the public.
But I think we can expect some heavy scrutiny of their repayment performance now.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 26, 2023 11:22 pm

chrisl
Jul 26, 2023 9:37 PM

Ticked another one off the bucket list today….
A hot lap of Bathurst!!

Ok it was in the Ute and there was a 60 kph speed limit
And there was a police car circling
But I did it !

My Kids gave a birthday present to me of a couple of Hot laps with John Bowe in Racing Holden in Front Seat in Feburuary 2017 – slightly damp so quite interesting

Made me appreciated the Guy John Keran, I used to navigate for in Works Volvo Team in 60s with his crash in Holden Torana XU1 in 1970

Gabor
Gabor
July 26, 2023 11:25 pm

The Beer whisperer
Jul 26, 2023 10:17 PM

Could have really done without the civilised nastiness.

What sort of person salivates over dead family members? Some people are sick. Sorry, many people are sick.

What am I missing? Didn’t detect any ‘salivating’ in his post.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 26, 2023 11:30 pm

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Bruce of Newcastle
Jul 26, 2023 9:59 PM

All of that area in last week.

Sounds big! Four kilometres.

At least something is getting into the MSM. Newsweek now has a mention too.

We should thank Big Serge and Simplicius for these glorious reports of Russian manly advances.

I love the propaganda from both sides. It is like the climate and Covid rubbish, totally unbelieveable but reported gravely with po faces. Anyone know if Comical Ali is still alive? He’d be in great demand.

BON,

I am curious – do you think Ukraine/America/NATO are winning in Ukraine?

Have you read

https://simplicius76.substack.com/p/russia-raises-stakes-with-bold-strike

Fully?

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 26, 2023 11:34 pm

I will get the butcher’s paper out in the morning but it appears that RBS/NatWest has been the worst performing of the UK 2008 bank bailouts

RBS had Bankwest (the old R&I) for a while. Till the RBA thought it was a good idea that the Commonwealth bought it. More than a few feathers ruffled in the West through that process.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 26, 2023 11:39 pm

RBS had Bankwest (the old R&I) for a while. Till the RBA thought it was a good idea that the Commonwealth bought it. More than a few feathers ruffled in the West through that process

A mate worked for a couple of the Big Four banks in Melbourne and overseas, then spent a little time at Bankwest.
Let’s just say some of the risk management practices there offended his Eastern sensibilities.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 26, 2023 11:47 pm

Aussies unleash as councillor holds meeting entirely in Mandarin Chinese without any English translation

. Western Sydney councilor accused of ‘reverse racism’
. Recent community meeting was held solely in Mandarin
. Non-Mandarin speaking residents refused a translation

When locals arrived at a meeting conducted by Councillor Kun Huang, many were shocked to discover it was being held only in Mandarin, 2GB’s Ben Fordham reports.

Non-Mandarin speakers sat in silence for about 20 minutes before a man stood up and asked if they could be provided with an English translation.

Cumberland City Councillor Steve Christou, who also attended the meeting, also spoke up on behalf of non-Mandarin speakers.

‘We’re here because we want the community united on this, not certain sections of the community where we are divided,’ he says in audio from the meeting.

‘The whole community needs to be united and informed.’

‘We did mention, that this presentation is in Chinese,’ a man responds.

Crossie
Crossie
July 27, 2023 12:08 am

Western Sydney councilor accused of ‘reverse racism’
. Recent community meeting was held solely in Mandarin
. Non-Mandarin speaking residents refused a translation

There is no such thing as reverse racism, it just racism.

Gabor
Gabor
July 27, 2023 12:50 am

Crossie
Jul 27, 2023 12:08 AM

Western Sydney councilor accused of ‘reverse racism’
. Recent community meeting was held solely in Mandarin
. Non-Mandarin speaking residents refused a translation

There is no such thing as reverse racism, it just racism.

I don’t understand how such a thing could happen in the first place?
I can only assume that it was supposed to be a private meeting for Chinese speaking residents to explain what’s going on that affects them.

Was it made clear though for everyone else, so that they don’t need to attend?
I’m being generous here and take it as a misunderstanding.
Something that a few years ago would’ve been unthinkable.

Give an inch … comes to mind, once a certain % in numbers is achieved attitudes change.

Robert Sewell
July 27, 2023 10:10 am

Sancho Panzer:

Surely not?
There’s too much of a good thing?

Don’t be so flippant – Hashimotos Disease is a nasty little bugger of an illness. The major issue is you don’t know how bad it will get until it’s over.

Robert Sewell
July 27, 2023 10:18 am

Bespoke:

Some brain function and a crook eye, Robert. She can’t work enymore but is enjoying being a house wife and advocate for victims of crime.

Good outcome – as I’ve just explained to SP, the uncertainty of the severity of the disease creates an almost unbearable burden on the relations – every setback creates a whiplash low, and every improvement brings on the “Is this just a reprieve?” worry.

Robert Sewell
July 27, 2023 10:25 am

https://youtu.be/QfzoTerpRP4
From the Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.
The final episode of the Grant tank restoration.

Kneel
Kneel
July 27, 2023 12:38 pm

“Industries in space are a leap too far at the moment.”

Some processes work better in zero G – certain chemical reactions, for example.
Other processes are impossible to make in a gravity well but can be done in zero G – foamed metals, for example.
Having these valuable processes in low Earth orbit would be a good kick-start to mining an asteroid. That, I believe, is the sort of path that Elon Musk sees – get reasonably cheap and reliable transport to space and then start making money off it. Then go to Mars or the asteroid belt and so on once you have gotten it fairly routine to send people and materials into orbit and already have a significant warehouse/factory/habitat/resources in orbit.

Of course, at that point you want to think about trying to make a “space elevator” – an asteroid in geosynchronous orbit with a tether that reaches the earths surface. Then you can just “climb up” the tether to get to space. The big issue is finding a tether material strong enough and light enough to do the job, but we’ll figure it out if we live long enough.

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  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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