Open Thread – Mon 31 July 2023


Camille Monet in the Garden, Claude Monet, 1873

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Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
July 31, 2023 12:19 am

Foist!

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 31, 2023 12:23 am
Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
July 31, 2023 12:27 am

Past midnight this blog is basically The Backrooms.

Johnny Rotten
July 31, 2023 12:37 am

And Moses went fourth and so do I.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
July 31, 2023 12:50 am

From Hansard last week:
DOWNING, Dr Gareth, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network

Mr Downing : Misinformation and disinformation are very live issues at this point in time. In terms of ACCAN’s work, we are intending to put in a submission to the current consultation. I don’t want to necessarily foreshadow the full detail of that submission, noting it hasn’t been finalised. But I think, in substance, we are supportive of measures to control misinformation and disinformation.
…. The starting point is probably to work from those instances that are clear-cut, where the individual digital platform would have a view that the information was likely to be or was in fact misleading or deceptive.

[on disputing Facebook’s decisions…]
Say you had a dispute with Optus and you failed to resolve that dispute. You could then seek external redress by going to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman, who could make a determination, a decision or a recommendation as to a resolution to that dispute. So there’s an external process for that. My understanding is that at present we don’t have that framework, and certainly we [the social media companies] don’t have a framework that is supported by law as the TIO is.

Current session of Parliament ends today and I have not seen any resolution to the whole Misinformation and Disinformation censorship issue.

NFA
NFA
July 31, 2023 12:53 am
Tom
Tom
July 31, 2023 1:44 am

Keeping in touch with the Cat via phone while I wait on Telstra to fix my laptop connection via “personal hotspot” — hopefully on Monday or Tuesday.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
July 31, 2023 2:33 am

Up and about early all. 5th Test washed out for the day.

Poms will be whingeing about the weather again, And saying they woulda won ‘cos bazball was better. And it’s not fair.

Hope it pisses down all day tomorrow

Tom
Tom
July 31, 2023 5:00 am

Happy birthday to all the horsies!

Tom
Tom
July 31, 2023 5:01 am

Woops — that’s tomorrow!

calli
calli
July 31, 2023 5:16 am

No Tom. But mum’s birthday today. 92. I’m up with the larks cooking.

I wonder when I’ll get my frame back to EST? It seems to think I’m somewhere around Pitcairn Island. And just as lost.

MatrixTransform
July 31, 2023 5:40 am

I have not seen any resolution to the whole Misinformation and Disinformation censorship issue

eat the bugs
take the vaccine
mutilate your genitals

integrate yr wardrobe with yr Betty Boop tattoos
cover in place
wait for Armageddon

turn off the gas and stfu while youse do it

SHH ! … they’re hunting nazis

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 31, 2023 6:32 am

Just like to point out Optus’s Global Roaming doesn’t.

Has fallen over four times so far in our Europe trip; once in Ireland and three times in Spain. The first three times the techs fixed it with online chat sessions, but now in the fourth session they can’t make it go at all.

Hopeless.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 31, 2023 6:36 am

Man oh man, there were some time outs last night.

NB: Not a whinge.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
July 31, 2023 6:46 am

Top Ender – global roaming is like global warming.

Doesn’t happen.

calli
calli
July 31, 2023 6:51 am

global roaming is like global warming.

And they charge you for it even if you don’t want it. Tried several times to switch it off.

Rosie
Rosie
July 31, 2023 6:59 am

Telstra was pretty quick to refund me for unwanted global roaming when I got home.
Going to get a 30 day Japanese sim when I get to Tokyo.

Rosie
Rosie
July 31, 2023 7:00 am
Rosie
Rosie
July 31, 2023 7:02 am

Barrackers and scolders rule the world.
So much for all that carbon farming.
It’s just another taxpayer money pit.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 31, 2023 7:03 am

In the very temporary absence of this august journal of record – flicked across the surface of some TrustEd Blogger sites before hitting the farter yesterday eve.

The downed chopper in the Whitsundays during Talisman Sabre featured prominently.

Because there wasn’t vision of the actual crash (notwithstanding its occurrence at 11.00 p.m.) accompanied by heads-up displays of the craft’s speed, altitude and performance indicators, the tinfoilers’ spidey-senses were tingling hot. Causes for the stack apparently included, but were not limited to:

1. Lady pilots;
2. Australian friendly fire;
3. US friendly fire;
4. A sneak attack by forces from another of the participating countries, i.e. the Boche; and
5. China.

All of the above scenarios had us living in tunnels inside two years. It’s Happening!, they said.

Never change, trusties. Never ever change.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 31, 2023 7:04 am

Another window into how lefties think, and how they are treated so much better than the rest of us, especially when they are saving the planet

Liberal Democrat Councillor Suggests Gassing Green Agenda Opponents (30 Jul)

According to a report from The Telegraph, Liberal Democrat councillor Michael Tarling, who represents Christchurch in Dorset, England, responded to a picture on Twitter of a church hall where an anti-Ultra Low Emissions Zone meeting was set to take place in Edinburg by saying that he would “happily fill the room with carbon monoxide”.

The left-wing Liberal Democrat party decided not to suspend the councillor for his reprehensible comments, saying that he will instead attend an “awareness training” class.

Awareness training eh? Any righty who said such a thing would be cancelled and hounded forever.

Rosie
Rosie
July 31, 2023 7:07 am

NO

Rosie
Rosie
July 31, 2023 7:09 am
Rosie
Rosie
July 31, 2023 7:12 am

In another blow to taxpayers, the Andrews government spent $700,000 on renovations for a swanky new Commonwealth Games office, for the now scrapped 2026 event.

Rosie
Rosie
July 31, 2023 7:17 am
calli
calli
July 31, 2023 7:18 am

Thanks Rosie. Will approach them for a refund. We tried to turn the thing off – we simply didn’t need it.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 31, 2023 7:18 am

Brmm Brmm Brmm, knuckles at the traffic lights in his little ute thinking its a Ken Worth. Its happening Knuckles, you’ve joined the dark side and haven’t realised it. I was a bit pissed about TMCHR getting some runs over night. No doubt the mug selectors will give him another go.

Rosie
Rosie
July 31, 2023 7:21 am

Telecommunications Ombudsman if they prevaricate.

shatterzzz
July 31, 2023 7:26 am

Greet yer elders .. LOL!

https://ibb.co/d4gZdKD

Gabor
Gabor
July 31, 2023 7:27 am

calli
Jul 31, 2023 7:18 AM

Thanks Rosie. Will approach them for a refund. We tried to turn the thing off – we simply didn’t need it.

I’m surprised, unless it’s a fancy phone, you can turn off roaming in settings.

At least I can on my Samsung android.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 31, 2023 7:28 am

Its happening Knuckles, you’ve joined the dark side and haven’t realised it

You won’t be saying that in the tunnels next week, mining lithium for Huawei phones and having been put there by the PLA masquerading as Box Hill uni students who arrived en masse via Tullamarine.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 31, 2023 7:30 am

I was a bit pissed about TMCHR getting some runs over night. No doubt the mug selectors will give him another go

If the little cheat manages to get another 40 or so, it gets him a ton. I would take that tremendous and warranted pain if he then chose to retire, thus never contaminating a cricket ground on these shores with his presence ever again.

shatterzzz
July 31, 2023 7:37 am

I was a bit pissed about TMCHR getting some runs over night. No doubt the mug selectors will give him another go

To out the “cheatin’, midget, ranga, houso” the Board 1st has to front Candace ..
methinx, he may be opening forever .. LOL!

Rosie
Rosie
July 31, 2023 7:40 am

You can turn roaming off, doesn’t stop your provider charging you for it.
I didn’t even have the Testra sim installed.
Didn’t stop them billing me.
They want you to turn it off in their app, but in my case there was a problem with installing the app so I couldn’t stop telstra billing me (the app problem was their fault too)

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
July 31, 2023 7:43 am

Thanks for the links Rosie.
Any word from the WWF about clearing trees on millions of hectares of land for ruinables?
Bird choppers and solar fry pans are so wildlife friendly.
Silence is golden – particularly when the gold goes into the pockets of green energy investors.

Chris
Chris
July 31, 2023 7:46 am

Sitting in a CNN-free airport terminal I grabbed a free dead-tree West Australian.

Rockingham Vote Bombshell
ONE HELL OF A POLL

Seems the by-election barely returned the ALP candidate on preferences from the Liberals pet rock.

lotocoti
lotocoti
July 31, 2023 7:50 am
calli
calli
July 31, 2023 7:50 am

The Beloved isn’t a twit…far from it. He turned off “roaming” several times to be sure to be sure.

Still charged at $100 increments…three times.

I suppose we will have to now endure this for a refund. 😀

Gabor
Gabor
July 31, 2023 7:58 am

calli
Jul 31, 2023 7:50 AM

The Beloved isn’t a twit…far from it. He turned off “roaming” several times to be sure to be sure.

Never implied he or you were.
Not a traveler so I wouldn’t know, I’m with Aldi mobile, prepaid.
Use a minute fraction of the phone’s apps. or capabilities.

Sorry I spoke.

Rosie
Rosie
July 31, 2023 7:58 am

Andrews is just robbing Peter to pay Paul.
He must be aware he’s soon to run out of Peters.

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 31, 2023 8:00 am

I found this phone just roamed onto at&t when I was in the US but I don’t recall being charged unless I actually made or received a call.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 31, 2023 8:02 am

Another insult to farmers: when the renewables wear out the owner walks away and stiffs them with the bill to remove the dead carcases.

Aussie NSW Farmers Call for a Ban on New Solar Projects (29 Jul)

NSW Farmers, Australia’s largest farming organisation, is demanding a prepaid decommissioning fund for solar farms, to prevent farmers being left with the bill for decommissioning and disposal.

The demand for a prepaid cleanup fund echoes existing arrangements in the mining industry, in which mining companies have to pay into a fund to ensure mining sites are restored after the mine is exhausted, even if the mining company fails.

Only fair to do so, but that would be actualizing the real cost of the wretched installations, which Bowen says are the cheapest electricity. It isn’t, because they hide all these costs – grid, decommissioning, disposal/recycling, firming, gas backup etc. On a life cycle assessment basis they’re by far the worst and most expensive form of electricity generation, and they don’t actually save any CO2 emissions, they just shift them to other parts of the life cycle.

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 31, 2023 8:03 am

I suspect the dicktator maybe going to bail to spend more time with his super. Then maybe the power to bully is to seductive to give up.

Rosie
Rosie
July 31, 2023 8:05 am

Woke SIL was telling me about friend’s experience of an attempted home invasion robbery, five balaclava clad gents (not wearing gloves though) captured on TV trying to steal car from driveway, trying to enter front door, then side door then loping off to attack a different house.
Police knew who they were.
Not quite so simpatico with immigrants now?
Didn’t make a murmur when I mentioned qld based family experience and ‘nothing restored injustice’ either.
Nought was said about the invoice but pretty sure scathing remarks were made by other family members on that subject.

Rosie
Rosie
July 31, 2023 8:10 am

Not as bad as it used to be.
I recall a certain high profile gentleman incurred over 10k of charges using his phone in the US.
Testra’s $10 a day roaming charge is niggardly too, little or no data per day, depending on what country you are visiting.

Vicki
Vicki
July 31, 2023 8:11 am

Re the restoration after decommissioned renewables:

Many farmers who enthusiastically took the initial payments for wind turbines are now regretting the decision once the things are decommissioned. They are stuck with the things & they devalue the property.

Rosie
Rosie
July 31, 2023 8:15 am

Mad
Very wealthy farm friends of extended family have made millions from being early entrants into the renewable scam.
If they are now handwriting over busted windmills I have a tiny violin they could borrow.

bons
bons
July 31, 2023 8:18 am

For cats with time, yesterday’s Podcast of the Lotus Eaters discusion of the Hollywierd strike is interesting.
It is waffly as usual but made some interesting assertions:
The ‘strike’ is howling at the moon by an industry that failed to bother adapting to
the impact of technology upon their craft based practices.
The people who are squealing about job losses, pay cuts snd the breaking of the
power of the actors are the very same people who sneered at the coal miners, heavy
industry workers and those displaced by their jobs being exported.
AI has transferred almost all industrial power into the hands of the producers.
Actors will increasingly be unable to demand obscene slices of the cake. They will,
in effect be ‘day labourers’.
They will attempt to retain the increasingly irrelevant award shows, red carpets, and
arrogance but the future is against them.

I know nothing about Hollywood and care even less, but if technological change is going to boot the freaks into penury, I am all for it.

Do you have a comment, Rabz?

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 31, 2023 8:20 am

Rosie Avatar
Rosie
Jul 31, 2023 7:05 AM

Afr paywalled.
Sooner we hit the wall, the better.

Opinion
Letters: Victoria’s great gas switch-off

Andrews government’s gas decision

The Andrews government’s reckless thought-bubble to switch off gas is insane. Victoria has plenty of the stuff, and it would reduce demand for baseload electricity, which we are rapidly running out of. Every Victorian should be alarmed by this news.
Australia’s inflation rate has reached its highest level since 1990 amid soaring prices for new housing, gas and furniture.

Victoria plans to ban gas connections to new homes. from next year.

Taking gas off the table from the start of 2024 is suicidal. The Andrews government is painting Victoria into a very dangerous corner. What happens when, after the last coal-fired power station is forced to close, the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining?

Victorians were told power prices would come down when all the renewable power came online.

The truth is power prices are going through the roof. Victoria is being run by incompetent politicians who have no idea of the damage they are doing.

Forget about saving the planet, how about saving Victoria?

Alan Barron, Grovedale, Vic

Vicki
Vicki
July 31, 2023 8:21 am

Husband had ABC Breakfast on this morning & when discussing the Womens Soccer World Cup tournament the presenter referred to the Sydney/Gadigal team. What? I said.

Looked it up on net & apparently FIFA refers to Sydney in this way!! Damn cheek! Am thoroughly sick of Woke organisations assuming political decisions for the rest of us.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
July 31, 2023 8:21 am

Rosie.
Those involved doesn’t change the predatory nature of multi-nationals in dealings with relatively small parties to a contract and the complete lack of government oversight for projects they promote and subsidise.
Beggar thy neighbour is not a principle to run on.

Johnny Rotten
July 31, 2023 8:21 am

lotocoti
Jul 31, 2023 7:50 AM

A Matt toon.

LOL Matt. It’s not a PIN number, it’s a PIN.

calli
calli
July 31, 2023 8:23 am

Gabor, I was musing about my husband’s thought processes, not your comment!

My first silent response to the initial bill (to my shame) was … you eejit! Didn’t you turn it off?

The grin and the dumb meme should have indicated the smile on my face as I typed. In the absence of Comic Sans typeface, I offer you this.

Johnny Rotten
July 31, 2023 8:24 am

Beggar thy neighbour is not a principle to run on.

With Guv’ments, it’s ‘Bugg@r thy Neighbour’

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 8:24 am

Knuckle Dragger

Jul 31, 2023 7:03 AM

In the very temporary absence of this august journal of record – flicked across the surface of some TrustEd Blogger sites before hitting the farter yesterday eve.

Gasp!
They’ll have your ISP now!

The downed chopper in the Whitsundays during Talisman Sabre featured prominently.
…..
Causes for the stack apparently included, but were not limited to:

1. Lady pilots;
2. Australian friendly fire;
3. US friendly fire;
4. A sneak attack by forces from another of the participating countries, i.e. the Boche; and
5. China.

Or possibly they inadvertently went from low altitude to no altitude and speared in.

Cassie of Sydney
July 31, 2023 8:27 am

Any thoughts as to what’s behind the ACT government’s suppression of the findings of the Sofronoff inquiry into the Lehrmann/Knickerless imbroglio?

So much for transparency.

Vicki
Vicki
July 31, 2023 8:29 am

Again – on the turbines:

A farmer in the NSW southern highlands (friend of my daughter) won a landmark case against owners of turbines on adjacent property when malfunction of one started a fire which spread & burnt out a large section of his property. We were amazed that he proved his case – but he did.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 31, 2023 8:30 am

Re Roaming – previously had used Vodafone $5 day in Europe and it worked perfectly

As now on Kogan Prepaid $120 for 365 Days – paid $45 for 7 Days Roaming Add on – worked for Italy, Germant & Austria – not Switzerland – so went on flight mode entering Switzerland

Worked fine – no problems

calli
calli
July 31, 2023 8:31 am

Awwww…hurty feewings. By proxy no less.

Here. Have a bandaid.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 31, 2023 8:31 am

Daily Mail.

Rinehart’s bitter family court battle as Gina faces off against her kids over inheritance billions

Australia’s richest woman in Supreme Court of WA over mining royalties case
Gina also facing off against her own children in a separate dispute
Bombshell letter tendered in court by Rinehart kids in royalties case

By Amy Harris For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 06:18 AEST, 31 July 2023 | Updated: 06:18 AEST, 31 July 2023

The first major shots have been fired in what is set to be one of the most bitter and family showdowns in Australian legal history as the Rinehart siblings square off in their billion-dollar battle with mum Gina.

The mining magnate’s son John Hancock, 47, and his sister Bianca, 46, are seeking assets they say their grandfather Lang Hancock left to them.

The claim they are owed billions that mother Gina – the world’s richest woman – shifted from a family fund into her own company.

Backing their mother, however, are younger sisters Ginia, 36, and Hope Welker, 37 (from Gina’s second marriage to Frank Rinehart) who have both stayed loyal to the family empire.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 31, 2023 8:31 am

The ‘strike’ is howling at the moon by an industry that failed to bother adapting to the impact of technology upon their craft based practices.

Bons – John Nolte has an interesting article on the strike, Hollywood and the changes in the industry:

Nolte: 6 Reasons Hollywood’s in Real Trouble This Time (29 Jul)

Fairly long but very good reading. The financial basis for the industry had been pay tv, but customers are walking away in droves, since what is on is rubbish and not worth the money. And with streaming it’s getting worse, since people can then pay only for what they want to see, not all the padding. Result, the bottom is falling out and massive losses are being incurred by the networks.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 8:34 am

Cassie of Sydney

Jul 31, 2023 8:27 AM

Any thoughts as to what’s behind the ACT government’s suppression of the findings of the Sofronoff inquiry into the Lehrmann/Knickerless imbroglio?

So they can redact any embarrassing bits in the name of ongoing litigation, privacy, yada, yada.
Leaving not very much to be released.

Rosie
Rosie
July 31, 2023 8:39 am

These aren’t small fry Gez, they’re into the scam in all sorts of ways, as political movers and shakers, investors in companies, the whole nine yards.
I’ve no doubt some genuine small fry are caught up.
But not this lot.
Billions are being made from clean energy and the rorters walk among us, well, not that far away, when they’re not skiing at Aspen, or yachting at Portsea etc

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 31, 2023 8:40 am

So they can redact any embarrassing bits in the name of ongoing litigation, privacy, yada, yada.

Gives Drumgold time to pack his boxes when he gets back from the South Coast.

flyingduk
flyingduk
July 31, 2023 8:42 am

John Cadogan with his usual colourful turn o phrase on the role of EVs in the Car transporter fire off the Dutch Coast.

https://youtu.be/GZ9-mW-cmdE

Rosie
Rosie
July 31, 2023 8:43 am

I bought a €10 melita sim in Malta worked fine there and Spain and Portugal.
Best international sim I’ve ever had.
Italian sims are for Italy, whatever they tell you.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
July 31, 2023 8:51 am

Another dirty game practiced by ruinable companies is a form of land banking.
They sign up a lot more landholders than they need for the many years it takes to build a project and then narrow that down to a more select area.

Signed up landholders who aren’t needed have had their land encumbered under contract for years and then have the shit ugly projects right next door without seeing a cent.

Companies will use the contracted neighbour’s land to build roads for access, dumping sites for materials, site accomodation plus stand-off zones as required by law.

Rosie
Rosie
July 31, 2023 8:54 am

I can’t imagine paying $175 a month for cable though it does explain why Homer Simpson stole it.
I have Amazon and Acorn I think combined they cost $14 a month. I’m currently watching Taggart, Mark McManus has yet to die but isn’t far off. It’s a bit sad knowing he’s dying of alcoholism, not a sudden heart attack as I once believed.
I’m not going to watch woke content and if Acorn Amazon don’t deliver decent content it’s easy enough to unsubscribe.
I have enough books to read till I’m as old as Methuselah.
Family have ditched Netflix not enough decent kid’s content and with the no sharing outside the home, not worth the bother.
The entertainment industry might now actually have to produce shows people actually want to watch.
The horror.

Rosie
Rosie
July 31, 2023 8:58 am

Best stay away from ruinables then.
I’ve never signed up to install solar panels, despite the alleged benefits.
You can get used to wearing a coat inside a mostly unheated house too.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 31, 2023 9:02 am

Suspicious Timing – DOJ Sends Letter Asking for Fast Sentence Against Hunter Biden Witness, Devon Acher, on Eve of Congressional Testimony

July 30, 2023 | Sundance

On the eve of very high-profile House committee testimony by Hunter Biden’s business associate, Devon Archer, mysteriously the DOJ from the Southern District of New York asks Judge Ronnie Abrams to schedule a date for Archer to report to prison in an unrelated case. If the SDNY was attempting to threaten or intimidate Archer in advance of his testimony, this is the path they would take. {Direct Rumble Link}

As noted by Politico, “The court isn’t expected to make a decision before Archer will meet behind closed doors with the House Oversight Committee, meaning that even if the court ultimately sides with the request Archer wouldn’t have to report to prison before the meeting. And his attorney said in a statement that he will move forward with his planned appearance Monday.”

However, the timing of the letter on the weekend before the testimony looks transparently motivated.

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer discussed with Maria Bartiromo earlier today. WATCH:

Rabz
July 31, 2023 9:04 am

Here’s my comment, bons.

“Burn Hollyweird, Burn”.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 31, 2023 9:06 am

“Like Organized Crime” – Multiple Banks Filed Over 170 ‘Suspicious Activity’ Reports On The Bidens

BY TYLER DURDEN
MONDAY, JUL 31, 2023 – 06:00 AM

As the evidence for at least an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden mounts, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and co-host Ben Ferguson discussed the latest bombshell – 170 suspicious activity reports (SARs) from six banks over the past few years – 10% to “the Big Guy” – on their podcast with House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY).

As Townhall reports, these SARs are submitted and sent to the Treasury Department when banks “have a strong suspicion” that a crime has been committed, so as to protect the bank.

As Comer emphasized, these are submitted “very seldom.”

If someone were to have two, the chairman explained, it would be hard for that person to open up a bank account.

Submitting an SAR, Comer added, also is “inviting the regulators to come in and regulate,” which is the last thing banks want.

The 170 reports are thus quite significant.

To paint the scene here, Comer explained that what might trigger an SAR is “a large transaction that comes out of the blue.”

As @KanekoaTheGreat lays out in his detailed tweet: (emphasis ours)

BREAKING? Rep. James Comer says six banks, including JP Morgan, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo, submitted over 170 suspicious activity reports to the Treasury Department regarding the Biden family, alleging their involvement in money laundering, human trafficking, and tax fraud.

With Hunter Biden’s sweetheart plea-deal now eviscerated, will the mainstream media find any of this “suspicious activity”, suspicious enough to warrant a report?

Cassie of Sydney
July 31, 2023 9:10 am

“So they can redact any embarrassing bits in the name of ongoing litigation, privacy, yada, yada.
Leaving not very much to be released.”

So, more justice delayed, more justice denied.

Indolent
Indolent
July 31, 2023 9:10 am
Indolent
Indolent
July 31, 2023 9:11 am
OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 31, 2023 9:11 am

Miranda Devine
@mirandadevine

The DOJ is trying to arrest Devon Archer ahead of his bombshell testimony Monday about Joe Biden’s involvement in his son Hunter’s Ukraine business when he was VP.

US attorney in the SDNY Damian Williams issued a menacing letter yesterday – Saturday – telling Judge Abrams to order Archer to go to jail immediately to serve a one year sentence for his fraud conviction.

Indolent
Indolent
July 31, 2023 9:14 am
H B Bear
H B Bear
July 31, 2023 9:14 am

Might be best to rely on the Daily Mail for your Brittany news. And hot bikini news. Hopefully separately.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 31, 2023 9:16 am

Fine tale of woe, via Instapundit.

What Happens When a Rivian EV Runs Out of Battery Charge? (28 Jul)

More than any other concern they may have about EVs, most folks want to know what’ll happen when one runs out of battery. The simple answer is that it will stop moving. What people really want to know though is, what happens after that? We decided to find out.

If you read nothing else, read this: Don’t do it. If you have the range to reach a charger, no matter how slow, go there. If you do not have the range to reach a charger, pull over while you still have some battery left. Running an EV until it’s completely dead will only make your day worse and the recovery take longer. We’ll get to why, exactly, deeper in the story.

Yes they set out to completely flatten the battery, but the tow truck driver said to the test team guy that he tows a couple of EVs a week, and had some really neat tricks. And Rivian were very nice despite the test team setting out to break their ute. All in all an entertaining article, but after reading it you’ll be even more paranoid with range anxiety…

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 31, 2023 9:17 am

Stop donating to your university

Don’t need to be told. Also requests from the alma mater to air condition the rifle range.

lotocoti
lotocoti
July 31, 2023 9:33 am

Krokodil, 1953.
First heard of the satirical magazine, Krokodil, watching Callan, way back when.

Delta A
Delta A
July 31, 2023 9:36 am

Any thoughts as to what’s behind the ACT government’s suppression of the findings of the Sofronoff inquiry

I suspect that the findings reflect badly on Labor and Albanese is worried about the impact of this on his precious Voice.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 31, 2023 9:46 am

Stop donating to your university

That’s Twiggy’s job. Or Dr Forrest if you prefer.

billie
billie
July 31, 2023 9:47 am

Cellular in Japan

I usually rent one of the little 4/5G to wifi routers from the booths opposite the exit gate from Customs at Narita Airport. $10 a day for unlimited data, up to 10 devices can connect to the little 4/5G/wifi router.

Covers laptops, phones, ipads/tablets very nicely

Back in Australia, Telstra have one, but it only includes 5GB of data a month, fortunately I can link it all the other family phones and share data – absolutely brilliant device.

Won’t leave home without it now.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 9:53 am

Thanks for the tip Billie.
This will enable me to post very, very detailed travelogues 24/7 without fear of running out of data.
Good news for everyone.

areff
areff
July 31, 2023 10:03 am

First heard of the satirical magazine, Krokodil

It figures (if memory serves) as the key to a cypher in ‘Spy who came in from the cold’, when Richard Burton visits a commie-symp bookshop to purchase a copy

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 31, 2023 10:10 am

Daily Mail.

Logies host Sam Pang tears Lisa Wilkinson to shreds for her disastrous acceptance speech that caused Bruce Lehrmann rape trial to be delayed – leaving the audience of celebrities gasping

Comedian Sam Pang rips into Lisa Wilkinson
Logies host leaves audience members gasping

“A reminder to the winners out there – don’t mix your acceptance speech, with an active court trial.”

OUCH!

shatterzzz
July 31, 2023 10:16 am

meme …..
Dan, the no-gas man ..!
https://ibb.co/V94g31N

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 31, 2023 10:16 am

Take care with the Daily Mail Logies rabbit hole. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED.

local oaf
July 31, 2023 10:20 am

lotocoti
Jul 31, 2023 9:33 AM

Krokodil, 1953.

First heard of the satirical magazine, Krokodil, watching Callan, way back when.

Me too, was Richmond (T.P. McKenna) receiving signals from his controllers via issues of Krokodil?

Must watch again, brilliant drama.

shatterzzz
July 31, 2023 10:20 am

Brittany enjoying working at the UN .. perhaps? ..
https://twitter.com/i/status/1685469629148237824

shatterzzz
July 31, 2023 10:23 am

Just back from swimming .. haven’t scrolled ..
so apologies if someone else has posted it earlier .. Leake ……
https://ibb.co/pwYcgRY

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 10:26 am

Pogria:

If you live in a remote area like I do, it is the best system, bar none. When I collected my parcel from the rural shop where the big deliveries are sent to, there were two other systems waiting to be collected by their respective owners. Many Starlink users out my way.

My starlink never worked unless I had a link back to the local mobile phone setup.
I wanted something that didn’t require local power.
It failed on that count.
Still sitting in its box in the lounge room, unusable and a waste of time. Waiting – for over a month – for a return sticker to send it back.
Look, it could be me – I’m not that good at technical stuff, but this setup seems to be designed more around a tool to lock me into being a Starlink and google customer for eternity. Much of the equipment should be plug and play, with a chip to load the software – instead it can’t be made and remain functional without a google link up. I cannot work out how others do it.
And there’s no one within 1000 Km that can do it professionally – which I’d be quite happy to do.
Really disappointed.

Roger
Roger
July 31, 2023 10:30 am

Kooyong voters polled by the Lieborals on a return of noted Voice supporter & chief financial enabler of his buddy Morrison’s political bastardry “Josh” Frydenberg.

Federally, Frydenberg is the answer to a question no right of centre voter is asking.

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 10:30 am

Cassie of Sydney:

Remember, at last year’s federal election, thanks to the perpetually stupid f*cking Liberals preferencing PHON below the Greens and Labor, Labor picked up a senate spot, that senate spot now occupied by a female, hijab wearing, Muslim anti-Israel lowlife. Labor were handed that senate spot by the stupid f*cking Liberals.

This is why I say the Liberals have been white anted out of practical existence and are now nothing more than a placeholder for the Communists.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 10:31 am

Cassie of Sydney

Jul 31, 2023 9:10 AM

“So they can redact any embarrassing bits in the name of ongoing litigation, privacy, yada, yada.
Leaving not very much to be released.”

So, more justice delayed, more justice denied.

They still have the thorny issue of the “no speaks” stand-off between the AFP and Dumgold to resolve.
The simplest and most obvious solution is to shove Dumgold under the bus. The whole squishy mess down the gutter before lunch.
However, the same question arises as in the matter of Lawyer X and Simon Overland. Why bother protecting some inconsequential, expendable official? Or, in the case of Overland, a long gone expendable official.
Dumgold knows stuff.
He knows who was pulling the political strings, and I suspect they are not confined to the ACT Shire Council.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 31, 2023 10:31 am

While on cartoons Varvel is excellent. I can’t wait to see Cinderfella, it looks awesome.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 31, 2023 10:31 am

https://twitter.com/i/status/1685469629148237824

That’s E.M.T and a new keyboard you owe me..

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 10:39 am

Old Ozzie:

But we’ve been told Jack Smith is the toughest and most unbiased government prosecutor of all time…

This is certainly contrary to what the public has been told about Jack Smith. The news media, “legal experts” in particular, insist Jack Smith is a no-nonsense federal prosecutor with unmatched integrity and devotion to the rule of law. Smith, according to his former DOJ colleague Andrew Weissmann, is a “consummate professional” and a “skilled and fast prosecutor who does not let the grass grow under his feet.”
So, what happened? How did the keen-eyed, apolitical Smith and his 30-plus lawyers miss what was happening just blocks from their DOJ offices?

I think a certain passenger manifest will shed a LOT of light on the political manoeuvrings in the US over the last decade.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 10:39 am

H B Bear

Jul 31, 2023 10:16 AM

Take care with the Daily Mail Logies rabbit hole. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED.

Look, I have clicked on “Lizzo rocks skimpy bikini” links, so I am pretty much de-sensitised to anything they can do.

2dogs
2dogs
July 31, 2023 10:42 am
Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 10:45 am

Muddy:

Effin’ oath.
Nailed it with a rusty star picket.

Stolen.
No attribution, I will use it with great abandon at the next refreshment stop in one of our salubrious watering holes.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 31, 2023 10:45 am

Tim Blair:

According to his fans and enablers, Joe Biden is the folksy embodiment of old-fashioned family values, personal decency and dogged political perseverance.

That’s why Biden was the right man for the White House, those enablers insisted throughout the 2020 US presidential campaign. America’s gentle grandpa would heal the nation following four years of tragically high employment, shocking energy independence and appalling foreign policy stability.

But even before damning revelations emerged late in 2020 from his son Hunter’s “laptop from hell” – revelations the senior Biden brazenly dismissed as Russian disinformation – old Joe’s family-friendly falsehoods were already shaping to take him down.

Not that Biden family values were ever anything to write home about. Unless that home is located within a secure detox facility, in which case it’d probably be filled by disoriented and babbling Bidens anyway.

Biden’s son Hunter, daughter Ashley, brother Frank, niece Caroline and late son Beau’s widow Hallie have all landed in rehab for their drug and alcohol adventures.

Biden family misbehaviour even crosses species lines. Last week it was reported that the President’s dog Commander had chomped or otherwise attacked Secret Service staff at least 10 times. Withdrawal symptoms, probably. Who knows what that hound is using.

Biden himself, however, is now being bitten by his own words.

In 2019, then-presidential candidate Joe was asked by Fox News reporter Peter Doocy about Hunter taking a paternity test to prove he hadn’t fathered a daughter with stripper Lunden Roberts.

The paternity test, presented to an Arkansas court, proved he had. Hunter was a stripper baby daddy, so Doocy reasonably enough ran this news by grandfather Joe.

“I’m wondering,” Doocy asked, “if you have a comment on this report and court filing out of Arkansas that your son Hunter just made you a grandfather again.”

“No. That’s a private matter. I have no comment,” Biden snapped.

Notably, Biden four years ago sounded significantly sharper and more coherent than the current model. Also he remained vertical.

“But only you would ask that,” Biden continued, flashing a hostile smile. “You’re a good man. You’re a good man. Classy.”

Hmmm. “Classy” isn’t usually an insult you’d aim at someone else after your own drug-addicted cash-siphon son knocked up a stripper and then tried to skip out on child support.

Thereafter followed a peculiar dance whereby Joe Biden frequently mentioned his six beloved grandchildren and the media politely ignored that his total grandchild count was seven. Poor little Navy Joan Roberts, Hunter’s little daughter, became invisible.

“I have six grandchildren,” Biden said as recently as April, during a White House event for children.

For once his mathematical miscalculation – last week he claimed “over a hundred people” had died from Covid – was deliberate rather than accidental.

The President, good old Grandpa Floor-Flopper, continued: “I’m crazy about them and I speak to them every single day.”

Except for Navy, now four years old, who thanks to legal action brought by her father earlier this year has even lost the right to use “Biden” as her surname.

If you still need your heart broken after reading that, search online for images of Christmas stockings hung for Biden’s grandchildren above a White House fireplace.

There are only six of them. These Biden people are so damn cold their DNA could reverse UN chief Antonio Guterres’s “global boiling”.

Then, earlier this month, something changed. The story of Biden’s shunned seventh grandchild leapt from conservative media to the leftist New York Times.

Below the headline “It’s Seven Grandkids, Mr President”, columnist Maureen Dowd wrote: “The President’s cold shoulder – and heart – is counter to every message he has sent for decades and it’s out of sync with the America he wants to continue to lead.”

As many speculated, subsequent focus group responses to Biden’s granddaughter denial must have been devastating – because Biden last week decided that he did have a seventh grandkid after all.

“Our son Hunter and Navy’s mother, Lunden, are working together to foster a relationship that is in the best interests of their daughter,” President Biden said in a White House statement.

“This is not a political issue, it’s a family matter. Jill and I only want what is best for all of our grandchildren, including Navy.”

His statement makes matters even worse. One day, that little girl will learn she was acknowledged only because “family values” Biden wanted to win re-election.

Don’t know why the mother of the child would ever want the surname Biden attached to her daughter, but there you go.
I believe mention was made here on this very site during the week about focus groups. No doubt all the poxy news outlets in America will dutifully mention Navy from here on.
Just pure unadulterated khuntery.

Dot
Dot
July 31, 2023 10:48 am

Thoughts on WorldCoin?

I am tempted to send those orbs to the nether world if I see one.

Once they have your biometric data, you are never getting it back.

Upper Echelon Gaming has good breakdown on it on You Tube.

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 10:49 am

Calli:

At thirty billion dollars + a year, hardly marginalised. More than adequately compensated rather.

I saw reported on these august pages, 22/23 financial year = $39 Billion.

Roger
Roger
July 31, 2023 10:51 am

The God of war: the rise of religiosity and mysticism among those fighting on both sides of the conflict in Ukraine

I’d take issue with quite a few statements therein, but that secular journalists and academics are giving attention to the subject is significant.

Pogria
Pogria
July 31, 2023 10:53 am

Robert Sewell,
very sorry to read about your problem with Starlink. It is a shame as I, and other locals who are using it, have had no problems at all.
I do hope you find something that works for you soon.
I also plan on installing a CB radio as another layer of back-up should other forms of communication break down.

Dot
Dot
July 31, 2023 10:56 am

A 2019 Harvard study has purported to show that a majority of those involved in conflicts not driven by religious or ethnic tensions experienced a similar resurgence of faith that can persist for a lifetime.

My first time deep sea fishing made me understand why the Mediterranean was an incubator for long lived religions and why Orthodox Greece and Catholic Italy are still quite religious.

You have maybe 4 sq m of land and everything in the ocean, large and small, wants to kill you and eat you.

They still rely heavily on fishing in their economies. It’s likely you eat quite a bit of Italian or Greek caught tuna each year.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 31, 2023 10:57 am

The God of war: the rise of religiosity and mysticism among those fighting on both sides of the conflict in Ukraine

News today is Zelensky has forced a change of Christmas Day over to 25th Dec, to differentiate and further separate the Ukrainian Orthodox Church from the Russian.

It’ll be interesting to see what that does, since the whole issue between various Orthodox strands in Ukraine has been very fraught.

Roger
Roger
July 31, 2023 11:00 am

At thirty billion dollars + a year, hardly marginalised. More than adequately compensated rather.

I saw reported on these august pages, 22/23 financial year = $39 Billion.

While financially marginal non-indigenous Australians in remission from cancer are considering not pursuing treatment should it return because they cannot afford the associated costs.

I’d confidently suggest all the out of pocket costs mentioned in the report would be covered by governments in the case of an indigenous person.

In which case, is this not the rationing of health care on the basis of race? A path NZ has also gone down. All somehow justified by spurious notions of “equity.”

[The Guardian occasionally picks up on a worthwhile story.]

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 11:05 am

Feelthebern:

At some stage, a GOP presidential candidate has to say how they will review the Jan 6th protestors.
.1 If you didn’t enter the Capitol, you should be pardoned.
.2 If you entered the Capitol but were non-violent, it should have been a simple misdemeanour (trespass).
There literally was a handful of violent protestors.

No.
.1 Charges dismissed and compensation provided.
.2 Charges dismissed and compensation provided.
.3 An independent investigation with extraordinary powers to find the truth and suggest penalties against the FBI/Homeland Security & their employees and agents.
The US cannot just let this slide. To do so is to guarantee a repeat.

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 31, 2023 11:06 am

Calling Biden filth is an insult to excrement.

Roger
Roger
July 31, 2023 11:10 am

You have maybe 4 sq m of land and everything in the ocean, large and small, wants to kill you and eat you.

Consider the Hebrew attitude to large bodies of water in both the OT & NT.

The creation narrative aside, deep water was regarded as a realm of chaos in a fallen world – thus the theological significance of Jesus calming the storm on the Sea of Galilee.

While fishing was a necessity, the Jews remained fearful of open water.

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

Pogria

Jul 31, 2023 10:53 AM

Robert Sewell,
very sorry to read about your problem with Starlink. It is a shame as I, and other locals who are using it, have had no problems at all.

Makes you wonder if it is a targeted attack.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 31, 2023 11:12 am

My first time deep sea fishing made me understand why the Mediterranean was an incubator for long lived religions … everything in the ocean, large and small, wants to kill you and eat you.

Dot – Recently a Roman mansion was found on Malta.

Team discovers 2,000-year-old Roman house during excavation in Malta (26 Jul)

Nestled in the heart of the ancient city of Melite, the once lavishly decorated mansion, traditionally known as Roman Domus, had been covered by centuries of soil. “In use between the 1st century BCE and 2nd century CE, the Domus was elegantly decorated with mosaic floors, wall frescoes and marble decorations,” Tanasi said. “During the Roman Empire, it was certainly used as a residence by a representative of the emperor or some very wealthy individual very close to the imperial court.”

Which is interesting since St Paul may have actually stayed in that very house, after the shipwreck off Malta. They were in the water a full day, so you can understand the survivors might feel quite like you do.

St Peter of course knew a thing or two about the dangers of deep sea fishing too, although the Sea of Tiberius isn’t really very deep.

The very first fish I caught all by myself was a 7lb snapper – my dad is a keen fisherman and used to take us out deep sea fishing in his tinny. He’s late eighties now but still goes fishing several times a week with his mates – mostly in the local lake or off the breakwall though.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 31, 2023 11:20 am

Knocking up a stripper means you probably have too much time on your hands. Time to get a real job.

Dot
Dot
July 31, 2023 11:41 am

Time to get a real job.

That’s what the Family Court judge said!

shatterzzz
July 31, 2023 11:47 am

While financially marginal non-indigenous Australians in remission from cancer are considering not pursuing treatment should it return because they cannot afford the associated costs.

As well as the direct medical costs associated with her treatment, Oldfield and her fiancé were also left struggling financially with travel, accommodation, tolls, hospital parking and being forced to take leave without pay from work.

I can understand the 2nd personal costs not being covered by anyone but yourself but can’t see what “direct medical costs” aren’t covered ..?
My Cancer treatment(s) including operations (2) & hospital stays over 2 years were fully coverered by Medicare .. the only costs I (actually, the kids .. LOL!) incurred were the travel related ones ….. even the prescription medicines came free from the hospital pharmacy ..

Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
July 31, 2023 11:48 am

The very first fish I caught all by myself was a 7lb snapper

BoN, my first fish solo was a trumpeter i caught on a handline on Killaben Bay at Coal Point, Christmas 1967, I was 4 years old and still have the photo that dad took. The fish was about the size of an adults palm but to a child it was a monster from the deep.

I’ve been a fishing junkie ever since.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 31, 2023 11:51 am

Strangely, you can’t get modern cancer treatment from modern tertiary hospitals living in remote, sub-economic settlements for cultural reasons. News at 11.

shatterzzz
July 31, 2023 11:55 am

I’ve noticed that the betting sites seem to have fallen for the media hype regarding “Sam” playing for the Matildas tonight by installing Oz as favourites .. OZ around the $2.20 mark & Canada circling $3.30 …
On form and world listings Canada (World ranking 7) are the superior outfit .. the Matildas (WR 18) will have to be far, far better than they’ve shown in both their other two group games to overcome Canada regardless of who is available ……….!

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 11:55 am

Lizzie:

The wretched Voice will only produce more of the same, with Big Men in control, in cahoots with urban pale aboriginal grifters. Vote No, and let’s get to the bottom of all of this.

Brilliant!
It will be immortalised on half a dozen T shirts and worn proudly around the streets of Barcaldine by me.
“Vote No and find what happened to the $39 Billion Last Financial Year.”

shatterzzz
July 31, 2023 12:02 pm

Strangely, you can’t get modern cancer treatment from modern tertiary hospitals living in remote, sub-economic settlements for cultural reasons. News at 11.

It seems to be a recurring theme with the media these dayz .. why all the taken-for-granted benefits of city/suburbia living aren’t on-site and readily available to those living in distant isolation ..

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 31, 2023 12:03 pm

“Vote No and find what happened to the $39 Billion Last Financial Year.”

Can I steal that one? It would make a great bumper sticker!

shatterzzz
July 31, 2023 12:06 pm

“Vote No and find what happened to the $39 Billion Last Financial Year.”

Where some of that $39billion went ……….!
https://ibb.co/St4j8mY

Bruce
Bruce
July 31, 2023 12:06 pm

Gee! Who ‘da thunk it?

This week; “Net Zero” is not enough.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0VoNlGaEZk

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 12:12 pm

Jul 30, 2023 1:27 PM

And that’s the point – they Will try it again. Just because they can.
This is no longer a Representative Government of Australia. It is representative only of itself and its own interests, and the businesses that support it.

I have no idea what happened to the punctuation here.
Corrected.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
July 31, 2023 12:23 pm

I went to church with me Ma last Saturday evening. I caught up with our old retired local Police Sergeant. In conversation he asked me my thoughts on Victoria banning gas stoves and exploring for gas. I said we have lost our minds. He looked so relieved to meet someone younger whose opinions aligned with his. I made his day. LOL.

…as a side note I had a couple of run-ins with the Senior Serg in my teenage years. He scared the living beGeebus out of me and gave out the occasional actual kick up the arse when needed. I went on the straight and narrow ever since…I do like my sleep and a clear conscience helps. Nowadays I see sportstars, celebs and pollies getting into strife. They could have done with the old Sergeants size 9s up the clacka when younger. 🙂

Crossie
Crossie
July 31, 2023 12:24 pm

Comedian Sam Pang rips into Lisa Wilkinson
Logies host leaves audience members gasping

“A reminder to the winners out there – don’t mix your acceptance speech, with an active court trial.”

OUCH!

I expected last night’s Logie awards to be a four hour ad for the Yes vote and though there were a couple who alluded to it in their acceptance speeches the proceedings were refreshingly unpolitical. I don’t know to what extent that reflected the Channel 7 policy or perhaps the entertainment industry has realised that people want to be entertained and not lectured.

The other thing was that winners seem to be mainstream choices and not the “in your face, peasants” of the past decade or more. I’m glad that Sonia Kruger won the Gold Logie yet still don’t know how Leigh Sales was even nominated for the top award.

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 12:31 pm

Offer accepted, Megan.
Do you have a PO Box I can send it to? (I really don’t want others addresses, nor do I want to be thought of as being the sort of person who collects them.)
Failing that I can send it to DB and include a quid for on postage.
Bob.

Morsie
Morsie
July 31, 2023 12:34 pm

Most vivid fishing memory.I was about 8 fishing for flathead in Port Phillip Bay with my dad.
Hooked one pulled it up but only got half a fish.Something had severed half of it leaving basically the head and gills

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
July 31, 2023 12:46 pm

My starlink never worked unless I had a link back to the local mobile phone setup.

I have been in a northern WA caravan park for 8 weeks, starlink dishes everywhere. I have spoken to some of the travelers and they ALL said best thing they ever bought for the internet. Not one complaint from any of them.

areff
areff
July 31, 2023 12:55 pm

Duk: Thanks for posting that Cadogan link. It’s a beaut and has prompted an ER item at Quadrant.

Pity about the profanity.

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 12:56 pm

Pogria:

Must say I have been happy with my little Lenovo.

Any advice on Tablet sized stuff – mainly I use it for reading from my Kindle library in bed at night – part of the setup for sleep ritual. It’s a habit mum had for years – occasionally she’d be interrupted by the alarm for work.
🙂

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 12:57 pm

Bons:

The author claimed that in even the very worst antisemetic countries, Poland, Lithuania, Hungary, possibly not Ukraine, there were thousands of brave families who were willing to take in and protect Jewish kids.
Sadly, it was impossible. Most kids only spoke Yiddish and thus were impossible to hide.
I am not going to start a fight about cultural incarceration, but ……

A valid, but nevertheless tragic situation.

areff
areff
July 31, 2023 1:02 pm

Peak Guardian. From the daily Telum Media Newsletter:

Stephanie Convery, Inequality Reporter at Guardian Australia, reveals the most rewarding aspect of her job.

Inequality Reporter!

https://www.telummedia.com/public/news/telum-talks-to-stephanie-convery-inequality-reporter-at-guardian-australia/nel99o2wlo

shatterzzz
July 31, 2023 1:05 pm

Age does weary & the body condemn! .. starting to feelz the effects of my 75 years on my swimming these dayz .. until about 3 months ago 1km free was still the go but it’s gradually coming down to I can still getz the distance but it’s all effort & little enjoyment ..
Seriously thinking of switching from free to breast .. for some reason, tho I’m not a fan of it, I can swim breaststroke far easier tho a lot slower (an hour to knock over a Km .. LOL!) .. the other alternative is to drop the distance back to 750mts (15 laps) and see how that goes …..
One thing I do know is if I start having “miss cos …… dayz” then I’ll soon quit altogether …..
Full-time on the the bike is the other option .. 50/100kms a day is still standard .. LOL!

Rosie
Rosie
July 31, 2023 1:08 pm

Iirc Numbers wife went private for breast cancer treatment in Toowoomba because it was more convenient than public in Brisbane.
Having decent health insurance makes all the difference.
Family member who’s had over three years of cancer treatment is being treated privately, don’t know what the accumulated total out of pocket is but there was 6k for a drug not yet on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme.
Suspect family in the Guardian story may not have had health insurance.

shatterzzz
July 31, 2023 1:11 pm

The author claimed that in even the very worst antisemetic countries, Poland, Lithuania, Hungary, possibly not Ukraine,

For some reason, maybe to do with country size, neither Lithuania or Estonia get much publicity about their WW2 Jewish treatment .. both were atrocious and on level if not worse than Ukraine tho, admittedly, Ukraine was the “home” of the NAZI death squads so deservedly getz top billing ……..

Jorge
Jorge
July 31, 2023 1:14 pm

shatterzzz, it might be your body fighting off some lurgi and therefore you’re not your usual sparkling self.
A day off can sometimes bring back the lols.

Lysander
Lysander
July 31, 2023 1:15 pm

Daughter (15) sent through some beautiful pics of Barcelona… they’re off to Madrid tomorrow and then onto Lisbon for World Youth Day…

Rosie
Rosie
July 31, 2023 1:18 pm

Cassie mentioned that claim yesterday.
I’ve read lots of survivors stories, and language barriers were never mentioned.
Perhaps they mean that proportion of Jews who were ultra Orthodox for want of a better expression.
In many places Jews were well educated and even secular, their children certainly attended main stream schools, else why bother banning them?
Circumcised boys were in all kinds of trouble, irrespective of language skills.
In fact in one Polish survivor story being fluent in other languages put you at risk, because you were then likely to be suspected of being Jewish.
I remember one story where the mother was passing the family off as Catholic. They’d all learned the prayers necessary to convince the SS officer.

Crossie
Crossie
July 31, 2023 1:26 pm

Carpe Jugulum
Jul 31, 2023 11:48 AM
The very first fish I caught all by myself was a 7lb snapper

BoN, my first fish solo was a trumpeter i caught on a handline on Killaben Bay at Coal Point, Christmas 1967,

The first fish I caught was a toadfish when husband and I took the kids to try fishing at Bundina. The kids had the same catch as me which seemed to indicate that’s all there was under that pier. Of course, all were thrown back into the water and that experience was the end of our fishing excursions. From then on husband went fishing with his brother in law, I thought it was for the best.

Chris
Chris
July 31, 2023 1:28 pm

Circumcised boys were in all kinds of trouble, irrespective of language skills.

So why were our generation of aussie boys commonly circumcised? According to our pediatrician by the time our own babies were born in the 1990s, it was unheard of except for Jewish boys.

Tom
Tom
July 31, 2023 1:29 pm

Breaking news: Sydney star Lance “Buddy” Franklin, 36, has announced his immediate retirement from the AFL

Lysander
Lysander
July 31, 2023 1:37 pm

Breaking news: Sydney star Lance “Buddy” Franklin, 36, has announced his immediate retirement from the AFL

OMG what a way to go… we were only cheering him and the Swannies on last week. Very sad way to go, was hoping he’d have a big game and send off in four weeks at the SCG…

Vicki
Vicki
July 31, 2023 1:40 pm

I also plan on installing a CB radio as another layer of back-up should other forms of communication break down.

We still have a satellite phone from the days when we drove and camped in remote areas. It is a godsend when there are Optus problems here on the farm. And it only costs $15 per month for the connection + any calls made. I think it is with Pivotel.

Dot
Dot
July 31, 2023 1:44 pm

Jeer, jeer, the pink nightlife!

Pogria
Pogria
July 31, 2023 1:46 pm

Robert,
I can’t help you with any tech stuff. I take advice from the nerds at the shop selling the gear. I have never used a Tablet or Kindle. When it comes to reading, I am a Luddite, much prefer the feel and smell of a real book.
My dream bed, which I hope to be ordering soon, has a book case as a bedhead. Also, like Rosie commented earlier, I have enough books to read ’til I am as old as Methuselah. Also, it isn’t classed as hoarding if it’s books. 😀

Pogria
Pogria
July 31, 2023 1:48 pm

Vicki,
the satellite phone idea is interesting. I will look up the company you mentioned, thanks.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 31, 2023 1:49 pm

ABC case opens as it fights defamation claim by former special forces commando
Lauren FerriNCA NewsWire
Mon, 31 July 2023 10:39AM

Lawyers representing the ABC have argued it is “absolutely vital” the media is free to “report upon allegations of war crimes” as it defends a defamation case brought by a former special forces commando.

Heston Russell is suing the ABC and two investigative journalists over stories published in 2020 and 2021 that he claims made it look like he was being investigated for shooting an unarmed prisoner.

The trial entered its second day on Monday and Nicholas Owens SC, representing the ABC, told the court in his opening address that it was “difficult, with respect, to think of a topic of much less weight” than allegations of war crimes.

“We say the undeniably weighty aspect of the public interest then is of critical importance,” Mr Owens said.

The ABC is seeking to rely on a new public interest defence that was introduced in July 2021 in NSW and is being tested for the first time in this case.

A public interest defence is aimed at protecting investigative journalism and relates to publications that concern an “issue of public interest” where the defendant “reasonably believed the publication of the matter” was in the public interest.

During the trial, the ABC will need to persuade the court that its journalists genuinely believed the publication of the articles were in the public interest.

Mr Owens told the court that “belief was present in the minds of all respondents” that the two articles were in the public interest.

On Friday, high-profile defamation barrister Sue Chrysanthou SC, representing Mr Russell, slammed the ABC’s behaviour as “breathtaking in its audacity”, telling the court that its case was “absolutely doomed”.

The stories Mr Russell claims defamed him, written and produced by journalists Mark Willacy and Josh Robertson, aired on television, radio and online in October 2020 and more than a year later on November 19, 2021.

Ms Chrysanthou said the ABC failed to firm up “shoddy, uncorroborated and reckless” journalism.

“When a serious allegation is made to a journalist by a source it should be critically assessed, it should be tested and corroborated before it is published,” she told the court on Friday.

“Shoddy, uncorroborated, reckless reporting is not in anyone’s interest.”

Mr Willacy is expected to take to the witness stand on Monday afternoon.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 1:51 pm

I see we have “Doctor” Glenn Kolomeitz on Kochie-TV this morning bemoaning the decision by “the Howard government” to buy Tie-pin helicopters.
He seems to know that it was mechanical failure.
He presented himself as a “Defence adviser” and mentioned “the Howard government” a lot. They asked him about his advice to government.
Long pause.
“Err … um … I was an adviser to the then opposition”.
Looked him up.
A lawyer.
Oh, and former ALP candidate.
Not sure where the “doctor” comes in.
Sounds like he might be CMF.
Either way, one of the long tail of tax-eaters in the ADF, in the mould of Samantha Croempvets (?).
He might be right about the suitability or otherwise of the Tie-pin, but he isn’t completely unencumbered by political motives.

Rosie
Rosie
July 31, 2023 1:56 pm

I don’t know, and I don’t know how that is relevant to the circumstances of being Jewish in WWII.
Another example from a French survivor’s story, two streetwise young brothers ended up in an orphanage somewhere in the south of France, near Marseilles iirc.
There were a number of Jewish boys hidden at the home and having been warned they were about to get a visit from the SS, the Jewish boys were sent to a nearby forest.
The inspection revealed a few non Jewish boys who had been circumcised for medical reasons and off to Auschwitz they went.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 1:57 pm

Lysander

Jul 31, 2023 1:37 PM

Breaking news: Sydney star Lance “Buddy” Franklin, 36, has announced his immediate retirement from the AFL

He has blown a calf.
Old man injury which normally takes a long time to recover from.
If … if … the Mancravers make finals he would be a chance to break down again.
And that is why he would also now be largely untouchable by other clubs.

OMG what a way to go… we were only cheering him and the Swannies on last week. Very sad way to go, was hoping he’d have a big game and send off in four weeks at the SCG…

He wasn’t ever having another “big game”.
He should have pulled the pin after last year’s Grand Final.
Or the club should have done it for him.
One season too many.

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 1:57 pm

Flying Duk:

Amongst their future strategies were: global cooling, acid rain, global warming, pandemics and alien invasion.

You forgot my favourite – Polywater!
As a naïve 10 year old, it frightened the shit out of me, but gave me an excellent lesson in the fact that adults sometimes get it horridly wrong, and others just lie for personal advantage.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 31, 2023 2:02 pm

Mr Willacy is expected to take to the witness stand on Monday afternoon.

I hope Russell’s lawyers eats Willacy alive, without salt.

Tom
Tom
July 31, 2023 2:03 pm

Mmmm. “Shoddy, reckless and uncorroborated” — whatever it takes the ABC to bring down an ideological enemy. Nothing to do with good journalism or the national interest — it’s tribal warfare by the ABC and the loony left against Australia’s ability to fight wars.

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 2:13 pm

JC
Jul 30, 2023 4:01 PM

Robert Sewell
Jul 30, 2023 2:48 PM

https://www.theepochtimes.com/world/it-will-be-a-bit-contested-australia-to-introduce-national-digital-id-by-mid-2024-post-5429057
We gave this insidious plot a damn good kicking when it first stuck its head up years ago. We’ll be doing the same, with a lot more enthusiasm this time around.
I will be taking note of the politicians who vote yes.

We’re sure they’ll be all shitting in their underwear. Broken down moron in some Queensland rural shithole is going to take note. Scary as hell. Frightening!

Just another personal attack from the King of the Sandpit, who nevertheless didn’t see a Globalist Policy he wouldn’t support even if he did it quietly.

Crossie
Crossie
July 31, 2023 2:22 pm

My dream bed, which I hope to be ordering soon, has a book case as a bedhead. Also, like Rosie commented earlier, I have enough books to read ’til I am as old as Methuselah. Also, it isn’t classed as hoarding if it’s books. ?

I have a couple of hundred unread books on my Kindle app on the iPad and about that many again in print so I’m good for reading material for some years to come.

Unlike you Pogria I prefer the iPad as I can make the print as big as I like. I open a paper book a few months ago and almost did the two finger action to increase the size. I also need very good lighting to read a printed page while the iPad has the brightness built in.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
July 31, 2023 2:23 pm

thanks to the perpetually stupid f*cking Liberals preferencing PHON below the Greens and Labor

That is impossible. The voter can vote for the candidates in any personal preference order. No party can fix that ordering. Why do people keep implying otherwise?

Perhaps it is easier to blame a small identifiable group instead of the nameless mob of general public who really dunnit?

Tom
Tom
July 31, 2023 2:23 pm

For the Sydney Swans, Buddy Franklin — like Plugger Lockett before him — was bums on seats in a town of fickle AFL theatregoers, an essential growth tool in a hostile League town. The end.

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 2:25 pm

JC
Jul 30, 2023 4:07 PM

Bern
As you imply, It’s not a big deal as some folks here are making out, although it would be good if it failed.

And…
Jul 30, 2023 4:40 PM:

This requirement is one of the worst abuses ever instigated.

Make up your mind, you cretin. It’s either not a big deal, or it’s “one of the worst abuses ever instigated.”
It’s not even 5pm and the Italian Stallion is on the piss already.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 2:26 pm

The trial entered its second day on Monday and Nicholas Owens SC, representing the ABC, told the court in his opening address that it was “difficult, with respect, to think of a topic of much less weight” than allegations of war crimes.

Mmmyes.
Which is why you shouldn’t throw accusations of war crimes around on the basis of the hazy memories of some bar-fly.

The ABC is seeking to rely on a new public interest defence that was introduced in July 2021 in NSW …

Uh-huh.

The stories Mr Russell claims defamed him, written and produced by journalists Mark Willacy and Josh Robertson, aired on television, radio and online in October 2020 and more than a year later on November 19, 2021.

Wait!?!
Wut?
You are relying on a law introduced in 2021 as a defence against defamation which occurred in 2020?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 31, 2023 2:28 pm

Andrews govt to spend millions on Indigenous Treaty negotiators

Taxpayers will fork out $2m to cover the wages of new Treaty negotiators as the Andrews government prepares to ramp up landmark reconciliation talks.
Carly Douglas
and
Mitch Clarke
2 min read
July 31, 2023 – 1:16PM

Taxpayers will fork out $2m to cover the wages of new Treaty negotiators as the Andrews government formally begins its landmark reconciliation discussions.

As the state government prepares to ramp up Treaty talks, fresh job ads have appeared online to attract more than 12 new staffers to help with “strategic advice” on reconciliation efforts.

Among the new jobs, which appeared on Seek earlier this month, is a callout for multiple “Senior Treaty Specialists”, with an income bracket of between $175,731 – $238,997.

Multiple manager roles for the Treaty Negotiations and Strategy Branch, with a salary of between $129,379 – $173,138, are also up for grabs.

“The First Peoples – State Relations Group is responsible for groundbreaking work in the areas of cultural rights, self-determination, treaty, and truth,” each of the descriptions read.

“Please note that an understanding, experience and commitment to the rights of First Peoples in Victoria, including cultural rights, self-determination, Treaty and truth is expected in this role.”

Any “treaty” will lead to a legal dogfight of monumental proportions, which will tie up the Victorian Courts for the next twenty years.

#Imnotboundbyanytreaty.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 2:28 pm

I think you’re confused Betty.
Those two comments referred to two entirely different subjects.
Or, put another way, not everything is all about you.

Dot
Dot
July 31, 2023 2:30 pm

Sancho the new legislation might have influenced the common law from new decisions made since then.

It may not be as crazy as it sounds.

I would chalk it up to sub par reportage.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
July 31, 2023 2:30 pm

‘Predictable hilarity ensured’: Joe Biden forgets to sign executive order on manufacturing

Joe Biden the newest high profile convert to the Libertarian Party? 😀

Lysander
Lysander
July 31, 2023 2:31 pm

Tom
all big names: Plugger, Bazza, Buddy…

I’ve been going for the Swannies for nearly 25 years now and the crowds, in more recent years, have grown quite well (even when some of those names were out with injuries).

I do, however, remember a final they shifted to “Australia Stadium” to hold more people around 2008, and we got about 25,000 people there…

The biggest joke is GWS.. a complete waste of time, sucking up a limited pool of players and costing us more for our tickets…

Crossie
Crossie
July 31, 2023 2:34 pm

Robert Sewell
Jul 31, 2023 1:57 PM
Flying Duk:

Amongst their future strategies were: global cooling, acid rain, global warming, pandemics and alien invasion.

You forgot my favourite – Polywater!

RS, I heard about most of the above and more, like the population bomb, and the nuclear winter that was described in every gory detail in a movie titled Threads.

I don’t remember hearing about polywater. What is it meant to be?

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 31, 2023 2:36 pm

Stephanie Convery, Inequality Reporter at Guardian Australia

Imagine losing 3 years of your life and picking up a few thousand dollars of HELP debt for that. Gen Z deserves to get screwed.

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 2:36 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Jul 30, 2023 5:44 PM

Has the standard of Tasmanian single malt improved since it was made from potatoes, and served admirably to dip sheep?

Snif*
What an ‘orrible thing to say. Mind you, I’ve never tried it before so tonight I’ll open it and try.

Crossie
Crossie
July 31, 2023 2:39 pm

Colonel Crispin Berka
Jul 31, 2023 2:23 PM
thanks to the perpetually stupid f*cking Liberals preferencing PHON below the Greens and Labor

That is impossible. The voter can vote for the candidates in any personal preference order. No party can fix that ordering. Why do people keep implying otherwise?

Because, unlike the readers here, too many people think this is too hard, I’ll just take a how to vote pamphlet from a party and follow their suggestions.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 31, 2023 2:39 pm

Suspect family in the Guardian story may not have had [private]health insurance.

Take it to the bank!

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 31, 2023 2:40 pm

What an ‘orrible thing to say. Mind you, I’ve never tried it before so tonight I’ll open it and try.

Keep me posted. I brought my first and last bottle of Tassie single malt in 1987.

mem
mem
July 31, 2023 2:41 pm

I don’t expect many cats to have noticed my absence but have just spent five weeks in hospital. A fate I’d not recommend, but essential to dealing with a brain bleed from an aneurism that apparently has been lurking in my head since birth. My brain surgery was a miracle of modern medicine, involving wires being inserted via the groin and moved upwards into the brain where they were twined around the offending tissue which was then cauterized via an electric current. I have lost some movement in my left foot which may get better in time and have a few other niggly issues but overall, after being so close to snuffing it, I am not complaining. Most importantly the brain still works. Cheers to all.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 31, 2023 2:41 pm

You’ve got to wonder if they’ve brought these practices with them here, specifically spit oil.

Disgusting!

Sort of related: This clip sparked a memory about fatbergs in the drainage system in Perth. The WaterCorp would have to bring in Franna cranes to pull the massive fat plugs out of the system, some weighing over a 100kg.

People pouring fats and oil down their drains are wankers.

Serpentza:

You’ve heard of Gutter oil, but how about Spit Oil? Also why can’t China get rid of these problems?

China’s Revolting Spit Oil and Gutter Oil and Why it Will Never go Away

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 31, 2023 2:42 pm

Breaking news: Sydney star Lance “Buddy” Franklin, 36, has announced his immediate retirement from the AFL

Has he backdated it till … I don’t know, maybe 2020?

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 2:42 pm

Muddy:

Robert Sewell
Jul 30, 2023 5:39 PM
I’m a bit rougher around the edges than a refined gentleman such as yourself, Robert. Though I have recently upgraded my drop of choice from Aldi-brand white vinegar to a local boutique distillery’s coffee liqueur.
As for the taxfiend: I got nuffin. (Seldom do humans choose humility – it is usually forced upon them).

Not refined, muddy, just the happy recipient of a small windfall that allowed me to put the Johnny Walker Red aside for a bit and top up the bar – for which I’m still waiting on quotes and a spot to build it in.

6

Lysander
Lysander
July 31, 2023 2:45 pm

Glad to hear the Maker hasn’t wanted to see you just yet Mem. 🙂

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 31, 2023 2:45 pm

As much as I loathe to link to MSM whores…

The top three Perth suburbs for rag blockages last year include Baldivis, Mount Lawley and Mosman Park.
For fatbergs it was Wembley, Nedlands and Armadale.

Disgusting ‘fatbergs’ and ‘rags’ blocking Australian city’s pipes

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 2:46 pm

I know some here were outrageously outraged that Prince Andrew’s “drilling” career had caught up with him, and he would have to cough up to one of the under-age girls he drilled, Virginia Roberts-Giuffre.
I watched a doco last night which indicated the pay-out might have been 12 million pounds. The low ball estimate was 3 million quid.
That will have Britnah crying into her Mai Tai.
The claim was made here that his drilling exploits would make him wildly popular in the UK.
Polling seems to indicate otherwise:-

PRINCE ANDREW, DUKE OF YORK
Public Figure

Fame 94%

Popularity 13%

Disliked by 68%

Neutral 13%

His popularity rating is squeezed in there right between Hitler and Charles Manson (12.5%) and genital herpes (14%).

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 2:46 pm

Black Ball:

Brittany Higgins is now Aboriginal, too? And even got a job from Victoria’s version of Labor’s Aboriginal-only Voice?

Do you have a link to this I can put on my FB page for a heads up to my massive readership Australia wide? (Currently on 2 atm.)

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 31, 2023 2:47 pm

Looked him up.
A lawyer.
Oh, and former ALP candidate.
Not sure where the “doctor” comes in.

It comes in every possible opportunity.

Progressives love the idea that they are the clever ones, the intellectual ones, the nuanced ones. So they always take the opportunity to enlarge upon their qualifications – or ‘creds’ actually, and why they are always bestowing honorary degrees and doctorates on each other, when they are not showering baubles and bling upon each other from their peak bodies.

They are comically unaware of the fact that sparkle they once sought to borrow from academic trinkets has long been tarnished and now when we hear ‘doctor’ and ‘professor’, or ‘award’ or ‘medal’ we recognise the trinket betokens a pompous mediocrity, a charlatan, a spiv, and myopic insider, and/or misanthrope.

They are like toddlers walking around in their mother’s shoes – thinking they look grown up.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 31, 2023 2:48 pm

Drink less. Drink better. Always good advice.

Lysander
Lysander
July 31, 2023 2:48 pm

Daughter of Schwab has told us that climate lockdowns are coming.

Um, we already knew that….

Kneel
Kneel
July 31, 2023 2:49 pm

Vicki: ” It is a godsend when there are Optus problems here on the farm.”

Consider getting a Cel-Fi booster, for either car, or house, or both.
Customers report they work very well.

Disclaimer: company I work for sells them.

They are carrier specific ,but once set up any device using that network and in range gets a boost (both “to” and “from” the tower).

One customer had house on side of a hill, phones worked OK at top of driveway, but unusable next to house. Fit Cel-Fi unit to house (with antenna on roof) and now works fine.

Same technology as used for large shopping centres, road tunnels etc so your mobile keeps working, although obviously consumer not commercial, so typically only 1 “inside” antenna, which can limit where it works. Can add a splitter or directional coupler to have two or three antennas if required.

Kit with booster, directional outdoor antenna, 2 x indoor antennas, splitter, cables and power supply is around $2600 so not cheap, but if you are on the “fringe” this can give you much more stable (ie reliable) connection.

Alas, we don’t sell direct to consumer, so can;t sell you one.

@Dover: If Vicki asks, please give her my email address and she can contact me for a dealer near her.

Crossie
Crossie
July 31, 2023 2:49 pm

Mem, sorry to hear you had a dangerous operation but am very glad that it was a success and you are on the mend.

bons
bons
July 31, 2023 2:51 pm

It could have been a mechanical issue but it would have to have been catastrophic for it to cause a crash with no time for a mayday.
The strong ignorance based betting leans heavily towards night low level over water loss of control.
That may seem improbable with multi-crew, radalt, nvg and proximity warning but as no doubt a number of Cats could attest, low level night over water is as hard as it gets. A very high level of currency is critical.

Pogria
Pogria
July 31, 2023 2:52 pm

Crossie,
I can see why Kindles are popular, especially as you mentioned you can enlarge the print. That is a very useful option. Luckily for myself, although my body is crumbling, my eyesight and hearing are excellent.
I am glad we live in a world where so many options are available to us, for now. 😀

Lysander
Lysander
July 31, 2023 2:52 pm

His popularity rating is squeezed in there right between Hitler and Charles Manson (12.5%) and genital herpes (14%).

Turnbull once got a Preferred PM rating of about 16% in 2008 when Oppo Leader so that seems about right.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 31, 2023 2:52 pm

Nobody is grieving the loss of Queen Betty more than Prince Andrew.

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