Open Thread – Mon 31 July 2023


Camille Monet in the Garden, Claude Monet, 1873

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Crossie
Crossie
July 31, 2023 2:53 pm

H B Bear
Jul 31, 2023 2:48 PM
Drink less. Drink better. Always good advice.

Drink better? As in more expensive brands that are supposedly better for you? Or do you mean non-alcoholic substitutes?

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 2:53 pm

Is OK, BB.
Found the article.
It just might be true – she’s certainly got the nose, but not the ankles/legs.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 31, 2023 2:54 pm

Disappearing into hospital is never good. More so if you’re in a coma. Welcome back!

calli
calli
July 31, 2023 2:56 pm

Well done, mem!

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 31, 2023 2:57 pm

Ideally cheaper and better. Look for stuff deeply off trend. Australian fortifieds during winter are ideal.

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
July 31, 2023 2:58 pm

mem !
Wishing you well for continued improvement, yes I missed you. There are some remarkable medical procedures around these days.

Muddy
Muddy
July 31, 2023 2:59 pm

Welcome back, Mem. It’s always refreshing to hear from drifters* (though I will grudgingly admit that the usual deviants and misfits are vital to carrying the forum along).

* Not intended as an insult; I consider myself a drifter: in and out. Like the tide. Or mood swings.

JC
JC
July 31, 2023 3:00 pm

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

He may have been guilty when it came to other young girls, but I also think he wasn’t with her. She made the same charge against the Harvard professor (Dersh), and when the heated breeze changed due to his legal effort to sue her, she bailed. I’m not convinced about her. The famous pic also looks doctored.

Vicki
Vicki
July 31, 2023 3:00 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.

Oh wow, Mem! I have often wondered about the disappearance of some Cats. But I am so happy for you – Mem – to have been the recipient of the best of modern medicine – incredible surgery. Such amazing technicians. I have another friend who had a similar unexpected emergency some years ago. Was saved by very very good surgery by neurologist at RNS in Sydney.

Best wishes & wonderful to hear of your recovery.

Pogria
Pogria
July 31, 2023 3:01 pm

Mem,
congratulations on your recovery and welcome back. You have been missed.

Cripes, you must be tough. 😀

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 31, 2023 3:01 pm

Or do you mean non-alcoholic substitutes?

Of course not.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 31, 2023 3:03 pm

July 30, 2023
DOJ’s Dirty Deeds

It has been a week of scandalous doings on Attorney General Merrick Garland’s watch. Congress seems paralyzed to intervene with more than hearings, and so far, only federal district court Judge Maryellen Noreika has tried.

As I explain, it’s questionable whether her conduct will prevent the Justice Department from exonerating Hunter Biden from laundering what may be as much as $50 million in bribes from countries, including China, Ukraine, and Romania, into his family’s pockets. Through Jack Smith, it has corralled President Trump’s valet and the Mar-a-Largo maintenance worker into the ridiculous documents case.

Finally, it dropped another case against crypto scammer Sam Bankman-Fried, who contributed as much as $90 million dollars of ill-gotten funds almost entirely to Democrat candidates and their action committees.

Hunter Biden and the No-good, Dirty Deal

Ferried to the courthouse by a substantial (obviously taxpayer-paid) motorcade, Hunter appeared chipper, obviously believing that his very significant tax avoidance and FARA (Foreign Agents Registration Act) violations were going to be wiped off the prosecution table if he pled guilty to two misdemeanor charges for unrelated offenses.

The tables quickly turned.

It was alleged that counsel for the defense had misled the court clerk into believing she was acting for the government in requesting the amicus brief filed by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith be removed from the docket.

Upon learning of the impersonation deception, the Judge threatened sanctions against Hunter’s team. It’s not clear whether or not she accepted the explanation offered, (“an unfortunate and unintentional miscommunication”), but on Friday, she entered an order that reads in relevant part:

“Any such issues and inquiries shall be submitted in writing and placed on the docket. To the extent that the rare instance arises in which a writing is not practicable, a phone call may be made to my Chambers by an attorney who represents one of the parties in these cases or an interested third party.”

The case went downhill after that when it appeared the government and defense counsel had tried to pull the wool over her eyes about the full extent of the plea deal.

The plea on its face seemed to recommend probation after Hunter admitted guilt on two misdemeanor charges that he failed to pay over $100,000 in taxes on income earned in 2017 and 2018 and would avoid consequences for a felony gun charge. The devil was in the details:

A side pretrial diversion agreement, the most important portion of which (paragraph 15) had just been handed to the judge before she entered the courtroom.

The judge needed clarification of it as it appeared to give Hunter immunity from a firearm offense as well as tax and other tax crimes.

Have you ever seen a diversion agreement where the agreement not to prosecute is so broad that it encompasses crimes in a different case?” she asked assistant U.S. Attorney Leo Wise.

Mr. Wise replied that he had not.

Questioning why such promises were made in the diversion agreement — an agreement she could not rule on [by its very terms] — the judge said: “It seems to me like you are saying ‘just rubber stamp the agreement, Your Honor.’ …This seems to me to be form over substance.”

Ultimately, the judge deferred action on the plea deal, declaring that she could not accept it as is.

The DoJ has been insisting to congressional investigators that it could not respond to inquiries about the Hunter case in those matters still under investigation, but the diversion agreement, of course, would render that claim and any “investigation” baseless.

JC
JC
July 31, 2023 3:04 pm

I know some here were outrageously outraged that Prince Andrew’s “drilling” career had caught up with him

LOL, recall one of the funniest faceplants in the blog’s history – that after the British public read all this, he would be one of the most popular royals in history?

I ought to crank up the wayback machine again just for a laugh or two.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 3:05 pm

Another little snippet which jumped off the screen at me from that doco was an extract of a civil lawsuit deposition of Epstein.
The deposition was obviously resuming for a new day, or after a break:-
Examiner : “Now, I’d like to ask you about Virginia Roberts.”
Epstein : “Who?” (peers over his glasses in an overly-exaggerated bemused way). “Who? … What? … Can you spell that?”
Examiner : “Umm … Virginia … as in the state of Virginia.”
Epstein : “And the surname?”
Examiner : “Err … well … Roberts. You know R-O-B-E-R-T-S.”
Obviously Epstein was trying to make out he didn’t know her, hence the request for the spelling. But why feign doubt about the spelling of a name as common as that?
The point is, it was pre-prepared.
He was expecting to hear her married name Virginia Roberts-Giuffre, which might prompt a question about spelling.
But they didn’t throw him the married name, and he slipped up.
More importantly, it told me that he had advance notice of the lawyer’s line of questioning.
I got to thinking about his grip on his blackmail victims. Holding video or photographic blackmail material 20-30 years ago would have been damning.
But, in 2019, the victim might suffer some damage, but a concerted media campaign asserting that Epstein had photo-shopped or CGI’d videos would probably carry some weight, particularly against him.
Shit, even Prince Driller tried the photo-shop defence (but wasn’t smart enough to sell it).

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 31, 2023 3:06 pm

Randy Andy definitely in trouble since Chuck got the cheque book.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 31, 2023 3:07 pm

Great news mem.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 31, 2023 3:09 pm

… after being so close to snuffing it, I am not complaining.

Yep. When the alternative is being dead the world looks quite different.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 31, 2023 3:09 pm

July 30, 2023
In Canada, the youngsters are being indoctrinated into euthanasia doctrine by the state

In Canada, physician-assisted suicide is so normalized there are now memes about it.

And don’t think that’s entirely exaggerating.

According to LifeSiteNews:

Children are introduced into the medical killing fields by Canadian Virtual Hospice with its Medical Assistance in Dying Activity Book (30 Pages), described as being for children ages 6–12. In it, the child is taught how a person is killed during euthanasia:

The three medicines work like this: The first medicine makes the person feel very relaxed and fall asleep. They may yawn or snore or mumble.

The second medicine causes a “coma.” A coma looks like sleep but is much deeper than regular sleep. The person will not wake up or be bothered by noise or touch.

The third medicine makes the person’s lungs stop breathing then their heart stops beating. Because of the coma, the person does not notice this happening and it does not hurt. When their heart and lungs stop working, their body dies. It will not start working again. This often happens in just a few minutes, but sometimes (rarely) it can take hours.

And if the person asks to die, there is no changing their mind:

As much as other people may want to change their mind, the person who is choosing MAiD probably wishes just as strongly that they could change their illness or condition and how it is affecting their life.

When someone decides to ask for MAiD, it is usually after thinking very carefully and having very hard feelings for a long time. They may feel that nothing will change their mind because there is nothing that can help their body or their suffering get better.

I read through the, kid you not, activity book, which was in part financed by the Canadian government, and to be fair, the activity book is not utter nastiness, and much of what it says about why people choose medical suicide and how children react are reasonably true.

But it’s not without issues. The big problem is that it normalizes physican-assisted suicide.

Vicki
Vicki
July 31, 2023 3:10 pm

BTW was rushed to RNS neurologist myself about 6 years ago. Turned out to be a TGA – Transient Global Amnesia – due, according to the chief neurologist, almost certainly to stress. We had just been in the midst of the millennial drought & during a brief visit to Sydney was summoned by daughter (who knows nothing about country challenges) to prepare and give a Year 10 History lesson (causes of the Vietnam War) to grandson with 12 hours notice.

Apparently it was a good lesson – but I can’t remember (nor, apparently ever will) anything after I left the house that morning! Hypocampus apparently has a hiccup & doesn’t lay down short term memory for a while.

I thought I could never put my head in an MRI cavern, but when I “came to” I was very happy to have the old noggin checked out. Neurologist said “you have a beautiful brain”……I said I bet you say that to all your patients …apparently they do if everything trumps!

Muddy
Muddy
July 31, 2023 3:16 pm

Robert Sewell
Jul 31, 2023 2:42 PM

Not refined, muddy, just the happy recipient of a small windfall …

Windfalls are like remembering to zip up one’s fly, Robert: Not vital, but a bonus contribution to one’s dignity.

shatterzzz
July 31, 2023 3:16 pm

Another example from a French survivor’s story,
The inspection revealed a few non Jewish boys who had been circumcised for medical reasons and off to Auschwitz they went.

The French civilian poulation were amongst the most collaborative in Europe when it came to their indifference to Jews and the consequences of, actively, aiding the Nazis in their detention .. the story mentions Marseilles …. Vichy France was a far worse situation for Jews than, occupied, France .. and that’s putting it mildly ………..!

shatterzzz
July 31, 2023 3:22 pm

“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.”

Tommy .. Tommy Mayo phone call for Tommy Mayo ……… LOL!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 3:22 pm

H B Bear

Jul 31, 2023 3:06 PM

Randy Andy definitely in trouble since Chuck got the cheque book.

What will have really, really pissed them off is Prince Driller would have been given a warning by both state security and the PR types.
MI-5, MI-6 and WD40 would have been all over Epstein’s reputation as a blackmailer and kiddy fiddler so, when he started sniffing around Prince Driller, I have no doubt Driller would have been briefed.
But Prince No-Sweat knew better.
The PR ponytails would have come at it from another perspective. Hanging around with Jizz-Lane Maxwell would have been a terrible look, given there was still considerable anger about her old man raiding the newspaper pension funds, and a distinct feeling that she and her siblings still had a portion of that loot.
But, again, Prince Driller was too smart to take that advice.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 31, 2023 3:22 pm

Windfalls are like remembering to zip up one’s fly, Robert: Not vital, but a bonus contribution to one’s dignity.

Somehow free money can always be spent in ways earned income never can. Which explains why Socialism has never worked.

JC
JC
July 31, 2023 3:28 pm

Sanchez

I’m confused with your last comment. Why are you mentioning the Driller in reference to a comment about Andrew? Surely Driller was in on the goings on, was he?

johanna
johanna
July 31, 2023 3:31 pm

Most vivid fishing memory.

The first fish I remember catching was a whiting in the Hacking River off Grays Point in The Shire. It must have been about 1969.

My sister and I rented a decrepit rowboat from Sam’s Boatshed. We had no idea what we were doing, except that I had been with my father several times when he went rock fishing. We had cork handlines, small ball sinkers, and some prawns that were about as decrepit as the boat.

Ever the optimists, we also brought a small frypan, some butter and a couple of forks, as well as a fishing knife.

We rowed out into the river, dropped our lines, and surprisingly both managed to catch a whiting each quite soon.

We rowed across to the the Royal National Park side of the river where there was a ruined house with just the chimney and some bricks and debris scattered around. We built a fire usng a circle of stones and cooked and ate the fish. Magnificent – just caught whiting is sensational, and I’ve never forgotten it.

Loved fishing and fresh fish ever since (as has my sister). Parents, take note!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 3:33 pm

H B Bear

Jul 31, 2023 3:06 PM

Randy Andy definitely in trouble since Chuck got the cheque book.

It’s not just the cheque-book to fund his lifestyle and for legal bail-outs as a result of the dodgy aspects of that lifestyle.
I think he now knows his top cover is gone in respect of “diplomatic immunity” for any possible future criminal behaviour too.
Any ability to scam an income through the pretense that he has senior UK government connections is also gone.
He also might have to choose his holiday destinations carefully, because there is a risk he might face extradition to the US if he lobs in the wrong spot.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 3:35 pm

JC

Jul 31, 2023 3:28 PM

Sanchez

I’m confused with your last comment. Why are you mentioning the Driller in reference to a comment about Andrew? Surely Driller was in on the goings on, was he?

I am referring to Prince Andrew as Prince Driller, because his penchant for “drilling” under-age girls was deeply admired by at least one poster here

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 31, 2023 3:36 pm

Andy (and Fergie) get a cameo in Michael Palin’s diaries.

Johnny Rotten
July 31, 2023 3:39 pm

Converting El Niño into Climate Change to Further the Agenda 2030

COMMENT: All of a sudden, El Niño is proof of global warming, just like the wildfires in Australia and California, as if these things never happened before. The sheep believe whatever the press tells them. That’s why you cannot stop the cycle, and 2032 is now not so far away.

HW

ANSWER: El Niño and La Niña are climate patterns in the Pacific Ocean that have impacted weather worldwide for centuries. This very intense cycle will increase the risk of famine in parts of the world from 2024 to 2025. Here is a chart of the temperatures back to 1950. Look closely, and you will see that the cycle is very violent. It goes from hot and then plunges into a Panic Cycle type move immediately thereafter.

El Niño events are thought to have occurred for thousands of years, and only now are people claiming this is proof of humans changing the environment. It is believed that historically the Indians in Peru sacrificed humans to try to prevent the rains caused by a severe El Niño. Perhaps they might have had better success by offering politicians instead of virgins. These people latch on to anything and now with ZERO proof, they tell everyone that it is Climate Change that is making it hotter.

Perhaps we should just turn off the energy used by mainstream media and their propaganda as well as in Washington, and end taxes as Roman Emperor Tiberius did during an emergency. I would bet things will get a lot better and real fast.”

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/climate/converting-el-nino-into-climate-change-to-further-the-agenda-2030/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 3:41 pm

H B Bear

Jul 31, 2023 3:36 PM

Andy (and Fergie) get a cameo in Michael Palin’s diaries.

Oh?

bons
bons
July 31, 2023 3:42 pm

The NH 90 incident may have been technical as the ABC’s non-expert anti-Howard commentator suggests but it would have to have been catastrophic for the event to have occurred without time for a mayday.
The most plausible ignorance based discussion at the moment focuses on loss of control in a night low level over water operation.
That theory may sound extreme for a multi-crew operation equipped with radalt, nvg, proximity warning, high accuracy nav, and a senior crew.
But, as no doubt a number of Cats could attest, night low level over water is as hard as it gets. The highest degree of currency is essential.
This comment of course makes no suggestion relating to the training currency of the crew, that is obviously unknown. It merely emphasises how difficult that operation always is.

bons
bons
July 31, 2023 3:45 pm

Mem.
What you have experienced is extraordinary. Even the diagnosis is miraculous.
You are a much tougher person than me. I would be curled-up into a ball of self pity.
Good on you.

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 3:45 pm

Crossie:

I don’t blame people for lying to get a job in these sort of circumstances because I think it is highly unethical to disqualify applicants on racial grounds.

It’s not just unethical – it’s illegal. Unless Aboriginals and TSI are excluded from racial legislation because of “race…”
🙂

JMH
JMH
July 31, 2023 3:46 pm

Re: New ACMA powers to combat misinformation and disinformation

If any of you are still considering making a submission, the date for lodgement has been extended to 20th August, 2023.

https://www.infrastructure.gov.au/have-your-say/new-acma-powers-combat-misinformation-and-disinformation

shatterzzz
July 31, 2023 3:47 pm

Cleaning up some files on my computer and came across this German generals list … no idea where I plucked it from but might be of interest to WW2 readers ………

Genl Jodl – Senior general on Hitler’s staff hanged as war criminal
Genl Keitel – Senior General on Hitler’s staff hanged as war criminal
Genl Kaltenbrunner – Hitler’s Chief of Staff, head of German Army, hanged as a war criminal
Genfldmschll Goering – committed suicide in prison
Genfldmschll Erwin Rommel – implicated in plot to kill Hitler, forced to commit suicide
General Mueller – brutal Supreme Commander of Gestapo, escaped from Berlin and disappeared three days before war’s end, fate never discovered
Genl von Ravenstein – final leader of Der Afrika Korps, captured in Tunisia, died of old age, 1962
Genfldmschll Walter Model -Supreme Commander Armee Group B committed suicide in the Ruhr after surrendering his army to the Americans
Genl von Kluge – committed suicide due to failure to stop American advance in France or to escape prosecution for complicity in plot to kill Hitler
Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz – successor of Hitler, died of old age in 1980
Gen Wiedling – defender of Berlin from Russians, died of illness in Russian captivity
Genfldmshcll Albert Kesselring – Supreme commander Army Group South in Italy died of old age, best overall German commander of the war
Genfldmschsll von Manstein – Best general of the war of any army -died of old age
Genfldmschll Gerd von Rundstedt – father of Blitzkrieg, Supreme commander of German troops during D-Day died of old age
Genl Heinrici – commander of 1 Panzer Armee at Seelow Heights, battle of Berlin, died of old age
Genl Mohnke – Commander of LSSAH, Hitler’s division; SS general in charge of Hitler’s bodyguard, died in 2002 of old age, last general to die
Genl Breith – One of the most able Generals of the German Army died of old age
Genl Walther Nehring -survived behind enemy lines after Operation Bagration died of old age
Genl Theodore Busse – head of 9th Armee at Halbe, escaped the caudron to become head of post-war German army, died of old age
Genl Gehlen – head of German intelligence, died of old age, buried with honors
Adm Canaris – head of German intelligence, died in Gestapo prison after being implicated in plot to kill Hitler
Gen. Balck – head of 6th Panzerarmee at Budapest during Operation Konrad, died of old age
Heinrich Himmler – Supreme Commander of SS committed suicide in captivity after the war
Rudolf Hess foreign ministry – died in Spandu Prison in the 1980s
Albert Speer – Minster of Armaments died of old age
*Adolf Eichmann * – escaped to Argentina, captured by Israelis and executed
Adm Wolfgang Luth – head of German Navy U-boats, accidentally killed by his guard in May 1945
Gen. Walther Wenck – head of 12th Armee charged with relieving Berlin, died in a car accident outside Salzburg, 1982
Gen Milch – head of German Air Force until 1944 when forced out by Goering, died of old age
Genl Lindermann – captured Sevastopol Supreme commander of 11th Armee Leningrad seige, Kourland Pocket, implicated in plot to kill Hitler, tortured and killed by Gestapo
Genl Felix Steiner SS commander of Das Reich division; charged with relieving Berlin, failed to gather troops sealing city’s fate; escaped prosecution, died of old age 1966
Genl Hans Kammler – head of concentration camp development including gas chambers, never found, suspected to have died in Argentina
Martin Bormann – Hitler’s personal secretary, died attempting to escape Berlin, 1945
Hans Franck – politician, hanged for war crimes
Genfldmschll Schorner – sadistic general, one of Hitler’s favorites, died of old age in Munich, 1973, last Field Marshall to die
Gen. Valentin Hube, 1st Armee, most beloved General by his troops, nicknamed “The Man”, killed in plane crash 1944
Genfldmschll Paulus, surrendered 6th Armee in Stalingrad, died in Dresden of old age and bitterness
Gen Stemmermann – killed in action escaping the Cherkassy Pocket
Reinhard Heydrich – Senior leader and police chief, probably number 4 or 5 in succession to Hitler; killed by partisans, the town of Lidice wiped off the map in retribution, every man, woman, child slaughtered, town razed, ashes burned
Genl Heinz Guderian — Senior General, father of panzer warfare, Hitler’s senior staff, last voice of reason on Hitler’s staff, died of old age
Genl Franz Halder – inept Head of German Army, Senior General on Hitler’s staff, died of old age
Genl Sepp Dietrich, One of the most able generals, 6th Panzer Armee at Budapest, died of old age
Genl Pfieffer-Widerbruch – inept commander of besieged Budapest garrison; survived Soviet concentrtion camp, died in car accident
Genl Pape – commander in Budapest, released early by Soviets, became ranking officer in Bundeswehr after the war, died of old age
Genl Otto Wohler – extremely able commander, German 8th Army in Transdanubia, Hungary, convicted of war crimes, spent 8 years in prison, died of old age
Genl Carl-Heinrich von Stulpnagel – commander of 17th Army and main instigator of July 20 plot against Hitler: executed for treason after failing to commit suicide, Aug 20, 1944
Fldmschll Georg von Kucher – Supreme commanger of 3rd Army in charge of Polish invasion at beginning of war; highly decorated, ardent Nazi; sentenced to 20 years in Soviet prison, served 5 years, died in Germany in 1968 of old age
Genl Luther Rendulic – senior general one of Hitler’s favorites, spent 3 years in prison for war crimes, died of old age 1971
Genl Adolf Galland ofne of Germany’s top air aces, mutinied against Goering, died of old age 1996
Genl Hoth Supreme commander of 4th Panzer Armee attempted to relieve Stalingrad; one of the most able generals, was in command at Kharkov, Kursk and Kiev, dismissed by Hitler, convicted of war crimes and spent 9 years in prison; died of old age in 1971; 4th Armee was destroyed outside Prague at the very end of the war
Genfldmscll Ritter von Leeb – Supreme Commander of Army Group North, he was in a position to take Leningrad in a coup de main but Hitler stopped him, then blamed him for failing; relieved of command, convicted of war crime and spent 3 years in prison; died in Germany of a heart attack (old age) in 1956
Genfldmschll von Kliest – lead Army Group A during Operation Barbarossa; relieved by Hitler over differences in opinion in 1944; captured by US Army and handed over to Soviets; died of mistreatment by Soviets in prison, 1954; highest ranking German officer to die in prison
Fritz Todt, brilliant but vicious Nazi engineer who designed and built the Autobahn (considered for Nobel Prize) but unflinchingly used slave labor and any method to build German defense; killed in a plane crash February, 1942
Genlfldmschll Feodor von Bock – able and outspoken leader of Army Group North; relieved by Hitler after his failure to capture Moscow in Nov 1941, which ultimately sealed the fate of Germany; killed along with entire family in British strafing attack while going to surrender on May 4, 1945

* includes Adoph Eichman who never rose above the rank of colonel but had more authority than 90% of the generals during WW2

JC
JC
July 31, 2023 3:49 pm

I am referring to Prince Andrew as Prince Driller, because his penchant for “drilling” under-age girls was deeply admired by at least one poster here

Oh, yes. An amazing faceplant. I can remember some old cat poster arguing against that by suggesting that middle-aged hard-working British fellas would love to hear that a tax-eating useless slob was shagging young females as a hobby, especially if they had young daughters themselves.

My memory is failing me since I can’t remember who said that to the faceplanter.

However, I put the “planting” to having a very busy life, which included having to complete 52 licenses and permissions in less than 24 hours in addition to performing exceedingly complicated GST computations on an old Cray computer.

Chris
Chris
July 31, 2023 3:50 pm

mem: I don’t expect many cats to have noticed my absence but have just spent five weeks in hospital.

mem, I had noticed but not worried; I am an occasional myself, so just assumed I would see your writing soon.
My sincere congratulations on the success of your operation!
We lost a neighbor to that same defect just after his 30th birthday, a dreadful tragedy. He dropped on the cricket field, lingered four days and gone.
Its good to know your marbles are still all in one bag!

JC
JC
July 31, 2023 3:51 pm

Cray supercomputer. That reminds me.

I once read that old Seymour Cray memorized a couple of thousand lines of code cranking up the old Cray. Amazing.

JC
JC
July 31, 2023 3:57 pm

You really can’t ever give up on America.

Seymour Cray’s bio.

Real Deal
Real Deal
July 31, 2023 3:58 pm

Trickler earlier

The WaterCorp would have to bring in Franna cranes to pull the massive fat plugs out of the system, some weighing over a 100kg.

That would be when I got stuck down there after trying to fetch my tennis ball that went down the drain. Fatberg? How dare you!

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 3:59 pm

ZK2A:

“Again, most Australians abhor clitoridectomy (also known as female circumcision) but most stand silent at the male circumcisions undergone by hundreds of boys over much of the outback each summer……..and may be carried out on those who are still legally children. (It involves slitting open a male’s urethra.) ”

“The Politics of Suffering”, Peter Sutton, Page 146.

And it can go horribly wrong, even if they use the kit given out by WA Health. Laverton was the only place I’ve ever been asked for my blood group for an emergency donation when a particularly badly botched initiation went even worse and RFDS was several hours away – luckily both of us were O positive. I’ve forgotten about the rest of the staff.
Apparently more euky leaves don’t stop a haemorrhage.

Real Deal
Real Deal
July 31, 2023 3:59 pm

Welcome back, Mem. Let’s hope the movement in your foot gets back to normal.

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 4:03 pm

ZK2A:

If there are rules to be changed, laws to be fixed, that is a debate we should be having in public.
The government needs to take a leaf out of Sofronoff’s book: just get on with the job and do it openly and transparently.

Now would be a fine time for a Public Servant to realise just why they are there and leak this document in its entirety. It might just ameliorate our disgust at them for the last three years.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 31, 2023 4:05 pm

Hope Downs trial: DFD Rhodes lawyers outline claim over mines shared by Hancock Prospecting and Rio Tinto
Headshot of Tim Clarke
Tim Clarke
The West Australian
Mon, 31 July 2023 1:20PM

One of the forgotten forefathers of Western Australia’s vast mining treasures — businessman Don Rhodes — has taken centre stage, as his company makes a legal bid to snare hundreds of millions of dollars from the contested Hope Downs project.

Lawyers for DFD Rhodes — the company left behind by the earth-mover and truck driver — stood up in WA’s Supreme Court on Monday to argue their rights over the mines currently shared by Hancock Prospecting and Rio Tinto.

They claim they are owed a 1.25 per cent royalty from some of the Hope Downs area, which is currently shipping millions of tonnes of iron ore per year.

And an agreement drawn up between the men more than 50 years ago is the linchpin to that argument — while in his opening, barrister Jeremy Stoljar SC also sought to reclaim some of Mr Rhodes’ own achievements in discovering WA’s vast mineral wealth.

The Rhodes company was formed in 1950, taking on construction projects that shaped Perth — building runways at Perth Airport, building parts of the Narrows Bridge, moving the rock dug up as the Garden Island causeway and the goods train line through Canning Vale took shape.

Expanding into the Pilbara, Rhodes developed a manganese mine at Woodie Woodie and carted the resource to the then-tiny town of Port Hedland.

Limited by the size of truck they could use, they simply designed their own — with the ‘Rhodes-Ridley’ becoming the largest road truck in the southern hemisphere. And with expansion came exploration in the Pilbara.

“He was a mining pioneer in the Pilbara and a successful businessman,” Mr Stoljar said.

“Don Rhodes became interested in mining … both exploratory and operational. And his role was recognised by Lang Hancock.”

Hancock and Rhodes’ mutual interest in the North West had seen the pair do business together in the 50s and 60s. In the meantime, Rhodes is said to have applied for an interest in certain areas of the Pilbara — areas that now take in some of the Hope Downs mines.

In that 1969 agreement, Rhodes now claims its terms were that Rhodes was to be paid a royalty of 1.25 per cent of the amount received on sale, or other disposal, of iron ore mined from that ground — until that ore was exhausted.

Rhodes’ lawyers used Hancock’s own words to back up the credentials of the founder — citing a letter written by the mining magnate in 1972.

“I have never at any time done anything other than praise your contribution to the development of the North West — particularly in regard to the one-man struggle you have conducted to get manganese going,” he said.

“I have told the story right up to Prime Minister level that PH was merely a town of 300 people until you fathered the manganese export industry in WA.”

That letter, it was revealed, came a day after a 1972 meeting called by Hancock of some of the most significant figures in the history of WA mining — himself, his partner Peter Wright, his brother-in-law James Nicholas, his lifelong friend Ken McCamey, Mr Rhodes and geologist Graeme Hutton.

During that meeting, Hancock is said to have “tread on some toes” by asking the group to sign off on a history of mining in the area he had drawn up — which the group apparently believed downplayed their achievements, and overstated the Hancock legacy.

And 51 years on, Rhodes now claim they have been cut out of that legacy completely.

“The elements of (the agreement) have been met — and therefore Hanwright (Hancock and Wright) owe a royalty to Rhodes,” Mr Stoljar said.

“The fact that ore is being produced from the very ground identified in the 1969 agreement means that it is ore susceptible to the royalty obligation.“

Rhodes lawyers will continue their openings for the rest of the week.

Lawyers for Wright Prospecting are claiming royalties and ownership over the multi-billion dollar Hope Downs mines.

And the children of Hancock supremo Gina Rinehart also have a case, claiming their mother defrauded them out of a rightful interest in the project left to them by the grandfather after his death.

The trial is scheduled to run for four months.

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 4:09 pm

Sancho:

JC
Jul 30, 2023 6:40 PM
Okay, who called security?

Okay, who called the handbag dog?
Yap yap yap!
Handbag dog gives an adoring look up at his master and continues “Yap yap yap!”
Tries for a “Woof.. growl.. bark”… and fails.

Rosie
Rosie
July 31, 2023 4:11 pm

but most stand silent at the male circumcisions undergone by hundreds of boys over much of the outback each summer…

No, they simply don’t know it’s happening .

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 31, 2023 4:12 pm

The ABC promoting freedom of speech?
Now I’ve seen everything.

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 4:13 pm

Sancho:
Jul 30, 2023 7:32 PM
You need to lay off the iodine.
Go put a crimp in someone’s IV and check the drugs cabinet.

Yap yap yap! Yip yip yip!

johanna
johanna
July 31, 2023 4:17 pm

Firstly, mem, you bewdy! Awesome result. Western medicine has its flaws, and they are many, but this is a big win. 🙂

Secondly:

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.

I used to drink JW in the 1970s, but moved on.

A while back my bottle shop was devoid of my three preferences, so I bought a bottle of JW Black Label.

I must agree with Zulu that it smells and tastes faintly of kerosene. Perhaps my taste buds have changed, but I’m pretty sure it didn’t evoke kerosene in the 1970s.

I’m not a fan of malt. My choices are (1) Ballantines; (2) Bells and (3) find another bottle shop.

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 4:18 pm

ZK2A:
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Jul 30, 2023 9:06 PM
Anybody else keep getting “time out?”

I got them from about 8pm, IMSMC.
Gave up at about 9pm.

johanna
johanna
July 31, 2023 4:20 pm

Oh, Teachers is not too bad, but a bit syrupy and sweet for my taste.

Still better than JW. No trace of kerosene there.

JC
JC
July 31, 2023 4:27 pm

Turtlehead.

Stop trying to sound like a tough guy, you big bawling baby. No one buys into this routine. Go drink some iodine.

The direct approach is just not you.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 4:33 pm

I don’t know how the ALP “expert” could possibly claim certain mechanical failure at this point.
The three prime suspects are:-
1. mechanical failure;
2. instrument failure (particularly those relied upon for low level night flying); or
3. good old fashioned convergence of flight path with the earth’s surface.
I got thinking about the lack of a mayday.
That might point to option 2 and/or 3, but I wouldn’t preclude a mechanical failure either.
I mean, loss of, say, a tail rotor at 2,000 feet gives a bit of time to get out a call.
But at 50 feet travelling at 150 knots?
I also wondered whether the training exercise called for no comms.
Of course, emergency comms would be excluded, but it puts the crew in a mindset of maybe hesitating before pressing the transmit button.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 31, 2023 4:34 pm

Oh?

Royal It’s a Knockout. They sound like a couple of TOWIEs.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 31, 2023 4:34 pm

Mark Willacy being chased up hill and down dale by Heston Russell’s lawyer….

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 4:36 pm

You seem a bit hyper today Nurse Betty.
Have you been into the cabinet again?

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 4:37 pm

Old Ozzie:
Jul 31, 2023 3:03 PM
July 30, 2023
DOJ’s Dirty Deeds

It has been a week of scandalous doings on Attorney General Merrick Garland’s watch. Congress seems paralyzed to intervene with more than hearings, and so far, only federal district court Judge Maryellen Noreika has tried.

As I explain, it’s questionable whether her conduct will prevent the Justice Department from exonerating Hunter Biden from laundering what may be as much as $50 million in bribes from countries, including China, Ukraine, and Romania, into his family’s pockets. Through Jack Smith, it has corralled President Trump’s valet and the Mar-a-Largo maintenance worker into the ridiculous documents case.

Finally, it dropped another case against crypto scammer Sam Bankman-Fried, who contributed as much as $90 million dollars of ill-gotten funds almost entirely to Democrat candidates and their action committees.

I suggested a quick glimpse of the kiddie love flight manifest may just give a hint of what Congress is paralysed over

johanna
johanna
July 31, 2023 4:40 pm

Drink better? As in more expensive brands that are supposedly better for you? Or do you mean non-alcoholic substitutes?

Crossie, usually cheap booze generates much worse hangovers. For example, cheap Scotch generates a throbbing pain in the right temple for hours along with other symptoms (don’t ask me how I know this.) 🙂

Cheap wine ca n be remarkably forgiving, though.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 31, 2023 4:42 pm

‘Public interest over truth’, ABC lawyer says in Heston Russell trial

By ellie dudley
Legal Affairs Correspondent
@EllieDudley_
2:54PM July 31, 2023

Matters of free speech and public interest should sit “well above truth” according to the ABC, as the defamation trial between ex-commando Heston Russell and the public broadcaster enters its second day.

Mr Russell is suing the ABC over two articles which he says, through the use of links and his photograph, implied he was complicit in the execution of an Afghan prisoner who was captured during a joint drug enforcement operation ­between Australia and the US.

The stories, written and produced by ABC journalists Mark Willacy and Josh Robertson, who are also respondents in the matter, aired on television, radio and online in late 2021.

In his opening statement on Monday, barrister for the ABC Nicholas Owens SC quoted from a landmark US freedom of the press case from 1964, where a court found the media were protected even when publishing false statements.

In doing so, he asserted the broadcaster had a “profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide open.”

“Does the work of a journalist in society receive its greatest and most fundamental justification in the reporting of truth as it would be determined ultimately by a court of law?” Mr Owens said.

“We say, with respect, absolutely not. The journalist plays, we say, a far more important role in society, than that.”

He added: “We say free speech and public interest rises well above truth.”

The ABC, Mr Robertson and Mr Willacy rely upon the defence of public interest, which was introduced in NSW in July 2021 and remains largely untested.

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 4:42 pm

Oh, Look.
Someone just caught himself out upticking his own comment!

JC
Jul 31, 2023 3:04 PM
I know some here were outrageously outraged that Prince Andrew’s “drilling” career had caught up with him
LOL, recall one of the funniest faceplants in the blog’s history – that after the British public read all this, he would be one of the most popular royals in history?
I ought to crank up the wayback machine again just for a laugh or two.
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Mr Honesty himself runs himself out.

Pogria
Pogria
July 31, 2023 4:44 pm

This is for anyone who thinks they’ve had a bad day. Watch it a couple of times to capture the full effect. Only 7 seconds. Chuckle. 😀

https://thechive.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/Girls_FAIL-07_19_23-GIF-1-2.mp4

johanna
johanna
July 31, 2023 4:44 pm

You need to go to Adam’s to see these. They are worth it!

Shy Ted says:
July 31, 2023 at 9:55 am

But in the real world
The UN has better things to do anyway
All on our dime

JMH
JMH
July 31, 2023 4:47 pm

In his opening statement on Monday, barrister for the ABC Nicholas Owens SC quoted from a landmark US freedom of the press case from 1964, where a court found the media were protected even when publishing false statements.

How is this statement relevant to a case before an Australian Court? Please explain!

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 31, 2023 4:50 pm

In his opening statement on Monday, barrister for the ABC Nicholas Owens SC quoted from a landmark US freedom of the press case from 1964, where a court found the media were protected even when publishing false statements.

I’m most interested in any comments the bush lawyers on this blog make on two cases before the courts – the cases involving Gina Rinehart and Heston Russell.

JC
JC
July 31, 2023 4:51 pm

Turts always accusing others what he does himself. The most insightful dogged investigative scribe we have. We’re so lucky.

I don’t tick either other poster’s comments nor mine, you sad lonely, psychotic. And if there was anyone manipulating ticks you would be the prime suspect, principally because you’re a delusional weasel.

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 4:56 pm

Shatterzzz:

Generalfeldmarschall Albert Kesselring – Supreme commander Army Group South in Italy died of old age, best overall German commander of the war

Even though a Luftwaffe Officer, he certainly gave the Allies a mauling as he conducted the strategic retreat up the Italian peninsular. He got a bit of a raw deal from history.

Vicki
Vicki
July 31, 2023 4:56 pm

Re Gina Rinehart’s battle:

“How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child” can be found in Act I, Scene 4 of King Lear

It’s a big club.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 31, 2023 4:58 pm

feelthebern
Jul 31, 2023 4:12 PM
The ABC promoting freedom of speech?
Now I’ve seen everything.

Only for the left in general and themselves in particular.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 31, 2023 4:58 pm

“How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child” can be found in Act I, Scene 4 of King Lear

Quite an apt comparison.

Johnny Rotten
July 31, 2023 5:01 pm

British PM is pro Car and on the motorists side.

Maybe the worm is turning a little more –

Rishi Sunak promised drivers that he is “on their side” as he ordered a review of controversial anti-car schemes being rolled out across Britain.

In an interview with The Telegraph, the Prime Minister said the vast majority of people “are dependent on their cars” and that “anti-motorist” policies fail to take account of how “families live their lives”.

Mr Sunak has ordered the Department for Transport (DfT) to carry out a review of low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs), which often use cameras, giant planters and bollards to turn away cars.

https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2023/07/british-pm-is-pro-car-and-on-the-motorists-side.html

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 31, 2023 5:02 pm

In his opening statement on Monday, barrister for the ABC Nicholas Owens SC quoted from a landmark US freedom of the press case from 1964, where a court found the media were protected even when publishing false statements.

In doing so, he asserted the broadcaster had a “profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide open.”

Suuuuuure they do. See also: COVID, vaccines, immigration, climate change.
and much more.

Lying liars lying lyingly.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 31, 2023 5:06 pm

Robert Sewell
Jul 31, 2023 4:56 PM
Shatterzzz:

Generalfeldmarschall Albert Kesselring – Supreme commander Army Group South in Italy died of old age, best overall German commander of the war

Even though a Luftwaffe Officer, he certainly gave the Allies a mauling as he conducted the strategic retreat up the Italian peninsular. He got a bit of a raw deal from history.

He was also a First World War artillery officer.

Muddy
Muddy
July 31, 2023 5:09 pm

The journalist plays, we say, a far more important role in society, than that.”

Journalists are content providers, no different from the basquillions of Youtube ‘reactors’ and influencers. The title of ‘journalist’ has been retained as an indicator of status, yet they very seldom provide any more value than the algorithms that underlie an online ‘news’ aggregation site.

(There are exceptions, of course, among which I list the U.S. Revolver News for their research on the extraordinary government response to the 6th of Jan disturbances. Though I admit I know nothing about the process undertaken for that research).

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 5:13 pm

:Rosie
Jul 31, 2023 4:11 PM

but most stand silent at the male circumcisions undergone by hundreds of boys over much of the outback each summer…

No, they simply don’t know it’s happening .

I’ll go along with you on that one – I never saw one until about ’95 when I was putting in a catheter of one of the elders.
“Good lord”, I said when I was back at the desk. “I’ve not seen a urethral subincision since I did surgical back in ’84!”
“Bob. That’s a backyard job for initiation.”
“Oh. What do they use for anaesthesia out there?
“They don’t.”
Stunned silence from the Bob.

Vicki
Vicki
July 31, 2023 5:15 pm

The Nigel Farage V Coutts banking scandal may have revealed a danger that is more widespread than thought. He is currently forming a defensive organisation:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12353605/Nigel-Farage-says-wants-build-powerful-lobby-group-tackle-major-national-scandal-banking-revealed-banks-shutting-1-000-accounts-day.html

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 5:15 pm

Johanna:

I must agree with Zulu that it smells and tastes faintly of kerosene. Perhaps my taste buds have changed, but I’m pretty sure it didn’t evoke kerosene in the 1970s.

Sheep dip, Johanna. Sheep dip.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 31, 2023 5:16 pm

“Bob. That’s a backyard job for initiation.”

Bruce Pascoe would have been initiated, surely?

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 5:25 pm

Johnny Rotten
Jul 31, 2023 5:01 PM

British PM is pro Car and on the motorists side.
Maybe the worm is turning a little more

Don’t be taken in by that, JR. He’s just seen the latest opinion polls.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 31, 2023 5:26 pm

He got a bit of a raw deal from history.

Dunno. Wasn’t there the odd massacre of Italian civilians?

bons
bons
July 31, 2023 5:27 pm

None of the names on that list of German generals should have been permitted to die of old age. Everyone of them was engaged in mass killing of innocents in countries that they enthusiastically invaded.
Kesselring was up to his neck in the murder of jews in Rome and yet was sentenced to ten years only.
The lot of them should have been handed over to the Russians or the countries that they invaded.
They did actually find the remains of Gestapo Meuller in a Berlin building site about twenty years ago. His death was too easy.
Some of them were displayed the irrational arrogance that propelled their war crimes.
Jocheim Piper inexplicably chose to settle in eastern France after the war. Local vigilantes told him to leave or be killed. Displaying the insane arrogance that typified the Nazi military caste, he sent his wife away but refused to leave himself. He was soon killed.

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 5:28 pm

Boambee John
Jul 31, 2023 5:06 PM
Robert Sewell
Jul 31, 2023 4:56 PM
Shatterzzz:

Generalfeldmarschall Albert Kesselring – Supreme commander Army Group South in Italy died of old age, best overall German commander of the war
Even though a Luftwaffe Officer, he certainly gave the Allies a mauling as he conducted the strategic retreat up the Italian peninsular. He got a bit of a raw deal from history.

He was also a First World War artillery officer.

Yes – I’d forgotten that. His Luftwaffe career tends to overshadow it.

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 5:31 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

Jul 31, 2023 5:16 PM
“Bob. That’s a backyard job for initiation.”

Bruce Pascoe would have been initiated, surely?

Dunno. Haven’t looked. Don’t want to.

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 5:32 pm

Finally caught up after five days.
DB, I want double time for this effort.

Chris
Chris
July 31, 2023 5:32 pm

johanna, good to hear of your trials and ‘captured learnings’!
I find peaty whiskies way too evocative of the taste in one’s mouth after a night or two fighting a bushfire. Its weird how I hate that, when campfires and loungeroom fires are not evoked for me, by that peaty smoke taste!
I note your recommendations, and offer in return Glenfiddich. Not at all up itself, and very tasty.

Chris
Chris
July 31, 2023 5:33 pm

Dunno. Haven’t looked. Don’t want to.

Its a lot easier to check postmortem.
(He asserted with tongue in cheek)

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 31, 2023 5:42 pm

Avi and Rukshan:

Heated debate on the ‘Welcome To Sex’ book.

Avi Yemini & David Limbrick CLASH over Sex Guide for Children

feelthebern
feelthebern
July 31, 2023 5:43 pm

ScoMo was equal worst PM with Krudd, but he’s spot on about this.

Mr Morrison suggested a critical piece of evidence, relating to the absence of any legal concerns being raised by the department, was ignored by the commission in making its findings.

“In a submission to Cabinet in May 2020 the Department advised Cabinet that at no time prior to the provision of the Solicitor General’s advice to Ministers had the Department advised any Ministers responsible for the scheme that the scheme was unlawful,” Mr Morrison said.

“Also at no time did the Department advise me as Minister of the existence of the formal internal legal advice prepared prior to my arrival in the portfolio, regarding the scheme.

“I only became aware of the existence of this advice during the discovery phase of preparing my submissions to the Commission in 2022.

“During the sworn evidence to the Commission the former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Social Services informed the Commission that the existence and content of this information had been withheld from me as Minister.

“The uncontested fact that senior Department executives withheld key information regarding the legality of the scheme from their Ministers is inexcusable.”

Via the Oz.
The solicitors-general for the period beginning back in 2011 when this was first conceived should all be household names.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 31, 2023 5:46 pm

Daily Mail. Anybody attending a Midnight Oil concert should be tarred and feathered.

Anthony Albanese laughs off calls to reveal whether he supports a ‘treaty’ with Aboriginal Australians – as Linda Burney dodges calls to detail what a ‘Makarrata Commission’ will do if Yes wins the Voice referendum

Anthony Albanese laughs off ‘treaty’ t-shirt criticism

Chris
Chris
July 31, 2023 5:46 pm

“The uncontested fact that senior Department executives withheld key information regarding the legality of the scheme from their Ministers is inexcusable.”

Three times is enemy action.
We should assume that this was the APS mining Australia’s harbors to destroy an unfavoured government.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
July 31, 2023 5:46 pm

Vicki
Jul 31, 2023 3:10 PM

I thought I could never put my head in an MRI cavern, but when I “came to” I was very happy to have the old noggin checked out. Neurologist said “you have a beautiful brain”……I said I bet you say that to all your patients …apparently they do if everything trumps!

Vicki,

During 34 Rounds of Cancer Immunotherapy every 3 weeks during Covid – 8 MRI’s one every 3 months – only time I had troubles was the 1 time where they enforced Mask in MRI, as I have to wear silk eye mask as cannot close right eye lying down – felt claustrophopic – we compromised – allowed to take mask off as I slid in & put back on as I came out

Now down to MRI every 6 months to see how Cancer on neural pathways to the Brain is going

Tend to doze off now

cohenite
July 31, 2023 5:46 pm

Interesting, and when I say interesting I mean like seeing an elephant turd interesting, the abc is defending it’s lies about Heston Russell by claiming the public interest in presumably lying about our soldiers, is more important than the truth:

Public interest beats truth, ABC tells defamation trial

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 5:47 pm

H B Bear

Jul 31, 2023 4:34 PM

Oh?

Royal It’s a Knockout. They sound like a couple of TOWIEs.

Shit.
I’d forgotten that.
Part of the great “Operation More Accessible Royals”.
Not sure whose brain fart that was.
Edward?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 31, 2023 5:50 pm

the abc is defending it’s lies about Heston Russell by claiming the public interest in presumably lying about our soldiers, is more important than the truth:

Pay that one!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 5:51 pm

Robert Sewell

Jul 31, 2023 4:42 PM

Oh, Look.
Someone just caught himself out upticking his own comment!

You haven’t been paying attention again.
If anyone ticks any comment twice, and no-one else ticks it, the counter will show as zero.
How do those exploding cigars taste?

Muddy
Muddy
July 31, 2023 5:51 pm

(1). How long will it be, post-event, until Referendum Trauma becomes an acknowledged psychological condition?
(2). What will the symptoms be?
(3). What form of ‘treatment’ will be on offer, (and be paid)?

Cassie of Sydney
July 31, 2023 5:52 pm

bons
Jul 31, 2023 5:27 PM”

Yep.

Chris
Chris
July 31, 2023 5:52 pm

the abc is defending it’s lies about Heston Russell by claiming the public interest in presumably lying about our soldiers, is more important than the truth:

Has anyone read “The Feather Men”?

mem
mem
July 31, 2023 5:56 pm

I am greatly humbled by Cats greetings and good wishes. Many thanks to all.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 31, 2023 5:56 pm
H B Bear
H B Bear
July 31, 2023 5:57 pm

the abc is defending it’s lies about Heston Russell by claiming the public interest in presumably lying about our soldiers, is more important than the truth:

Unlitigated piece of legislation. Taxpayer certainly rolling the dice on that one.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 31, 2023 5:58 pm

Has anyone read “The Feather Men”?

The book written by Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes?

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 31, 2023 5:59 pm

Robert Sewell here be the Bolt article on Higgins
Subscription needed to read it hence why I copy and paste here.

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 6:00 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Jul 31, 2023 5:26 PM

He got a bit of a raw deal from history.

Dunno. Wasn’t there the odd massacre of Italian civilians?

Yes. After multiple attacks on his men by Partisans.
Any civvy picking up weapons or sheltering guerrilla forces is fair game under the convention.

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 6:00 pm

JC
Jul 31, 2023 4:27 PM

Turtlehead.
Stop trying to sound like a tough guy, you big bawling baby. No one buys into this routine. Go drink some iodine.
The direct approach is just not you.

For the tough guy who sooked about an ingrown toenail for two weeks here, you certainly have a hide about defining anothers masculinity, Big Nose.*
*Yes, for someone who has a reputation for calling others childish names, I’ll do it back.
“Na na nanah Big Nose.”

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 31, 2023 6:02 pm

(1). How long will it be, post-event, until Referendum Trauma becomes an acknowledged psychological condition?

Do you mean if the Voice loses, and “Aboriginal souls are crushed?”

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 6:03 pm

cohenite

Jul 31, 2023 5:46 PM

Interesting, and when I say interesting I mean like seeing an elephant turd interesting, the abc is defending it’s lies about Heston Russell by claiming the public interest in presumably lying about our soldiers, is more important than the truth:

Public interest beats truth, ABC tells defamation trial

This is street theatre level farce.
It is just one last opportunity to play “Heston Russell – war crimes” word association one last time.
I am not sure a judge is going to sign off on the “firmly convinced of the public interest and truth be damned” test.
We would be suddenly living with a flood of consequence-free Kangaroo Court type allegations.
And judges would not be immune.

Chris
Chris
July 31, 2023 6:04 pm

The book written by Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes?

That’s the one.
Social connectedness. Initiative. Innovation. Extralegal sanctions. Deniability. Total success in execution of their dastardly plans.
Skills far beyond what our real-life spooks achieve. But wouldn’t it be awesome to implement that feather touch they spoke of in protecting their people.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 6:06 pm

H B Bear

Jul 31, 2023 5:57 PM

the abc is defending it’s lies about Heston Russell by claiming the public interest in presumably lying about our soldiers, is more important than the truth:

Unlitigated piece of legislation. Taxpayer certainly rolling the dice on that one.

State legislation at that.
What if Russell chose to litigate in, say, Queensssland?

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 31, 2023 6:07 pm

They’ve got quite some nerve these people. From the Hun:

Labor MPs have launched an extraordinary attack on Victoria’s former corruption watchdog, months after a secret letter surfaced claiming government MPs were told to dig up dirt to undermine the agency.

Former head of the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) Robert Redlich was hit with a barrage of questions by Labor MPs over bullying claims and secret payouts when he fronted the state’s integrity and oversight committee on Monday.

His appearance at the committee came after a secret letter, published exclusively by the Herald Sun, had been seen to parliament in December alleging that government MPs hired consultants to “dig up dirt” on Redlich and the IBAC to discredit the agency.

Labor MPs on the oversight committee including Ryan Batchelor, Jackson Taylor and Belinda Wilson peppered Mr Redlich with questions about bullying and secret non-disclosure payouts.

Mr Batchelor, the Labor MP for the Southern Metropolitan Region asked about the annual staff survey, which identified 14 per cent of staff had been bullied in the last 12 months.

And whether there was a “culture of fear” at the agency under the former commissioner, which Mr Redlich denied.

Another Labor MP demanded to know if the former commissioner or IBAC members had ever leaked information of a “sensitive nature”, or whether Mr Redlich had secretly briefed journalists, which Mr Redlich also denied.

The MPs also asked him to provide details of “ex-gratia” payments that Mr Redlich said he had no knowledge of.

Ms Wilson, the Member for Narre Warren North, outright asked Mr Redlich – who finished his term at the agency seven months ago – whether he had bullied anyone while he was commissioner.

“Did you ever bully anyone as the IBAC Commissioner, any of your staff?” she said.

Mr Redlich responded: “I would like to think that bullying is not any part of my personality, but it’s a value judgment, isn’t it? I hope not.”

The barrage of questions came after a leaked letter that was sent to parliament’s presiding officers in December revealed Mr Redlich had concerns government MPs had been instructed to launch revenge attacks on IBAC in the committee hearings, in retaliation for a series of probes into the state’s dealings.

“What is most concerning is that it appears that the Chair and majority of the IOC Audit Sub-Committee seemed intent on casting IBAC in a negative light for what we can only assume were political reasons relating to the work undertaken by IBAC,” the letter stated.

Mr Redlich has carried out several scathing investigations on the government in recent years and has called for the agency to be given more powers.

In April the IBAC released a damning report following a secret probe into the Andrews government, known as Operation Daintree which found how improper influence compromised a $1.2 million contract awarded to the Health Education Federation, a division of the Health Workers Union, by Andrews Government advisers.

A month earlier in March, after the secret letter had come to light, the state opposition pushed parliament to setup a special committee to investigate the explosive claims.

This was quashed at the eleventh hour with cross benchers instead brokering a deal to rejig the oversight committee, so the government no longer held a majority.

Appearing before the inquiry yesterday, Mr Redlich raised concerns about corruption and misconduct of the government, which he said was more likely to continue the longer one party stayed in power.

He warned proper oversight of government decisions was necessary to ensure political integrity.

Following the hearing, opposition leader John Pesutto lashed out at the Labor orchestrated attack on Mr Redlich labelling it as “disturbing”.

“Today’s a dark day for Victorian democracy,” he said.

“What we’ve seen in the integrity and oversight committee today will appal all Victorians who care about good standards of government and principled leadership in our state.

“We saw Robert Redlich – a distinguished Victorian former judge – give scathing evidence about Premier Daniel Andrews and his misconduct in office. But we also saw something that was very troubling, if not disturbing. That Daniel Andrews’ own caucus minions, four of them, attack Robert Redlich.

“What today’s performance by Labour members acting on instructions from Daniel Andrews tells us, is that if in Victoria, you stand up and do the right thing, Daniel Andrews and his government will attack you.”

I don’t think FMD can even begin to cover this stinking pile of horseshit. Here’s your chance Pessuto to rip into Andrews and hold his heart before him as he drifts off to the seventh circle of hell. Not holding my breath however.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 6:07 pm

It seems strangely convenient that loosey-goosey defamation legislation passed after these war crimes allegations went public and defamation writs started to fly.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 31, 2023 6:08 pm

“During the sworn evidence to the Commission the former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Social Services informed the Commission that the existence and content of this information had been withheld from me as Minister.

“The uncontested fact that senior Department executives withheld key information regarding the legality of the scheme from their Ministers is inexcusable.”

The public servants responsible for this should be summoned to the bar of Parliament (House of Representatives), sentenced to indefinite imprisonment, and have their superannuation confiscated to compensate those harmed by their corrupt incompetence.

As should all senior public servants in other departments who corruptly concealed similarly important advice from their minister.

This was a gross, inexcusable, breach of everything that a professional public service should stand for.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 31, 2023 6:09 pm

… imprisonment for gross dereliction of their duty, and …

Robert Sewell
July 31, 2023 6:10 pm

Black Ball
Jul 31, 2023 5:59 PM

Robert Sewell here be the Bolt article on Higgins
Subscription needed to read it hence why I copy and paste here.

Ta. I think I found it on the Sky Channel site.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 31, 2023 6:12 pm

Now I have a copy of the letter Redlich wrote, but only in PDF format from the Hun. Don’t know if it’s been shared here Dover m’lord, but surely it can be reproduced here?

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 31, 2023 6:16 pm

Someone more tech savvy than I can access the letter here and bring it to attention on this site

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 31, 2023 6:17 pm

Waroona farmers fear Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act breaches will send them bankrupt or to jail
Rebecca Le MayThe West Australian
Mon, 31 July 2023 3:49PM

Farmers are worried they could go bankrupt or be sent to jail for falling foul of contentious new Aboriginal cultural heritage laws, a fiery South West community forum has heard.

Another issue that emerged as a flashpoint for Waroona landholders at the packed-out Monday town hall meeting is the high cost of commissioning surveys and a 20-fold increase in the maximum penalty for breaking the rules – plus the additional prospect of jail.

Trent Rogers, the third generation of his family to toil on the same local block, told the forum he was concerned about a section of the Act regarding intangible “oral expression of cultural tradition” and Aboriginal corporations could “ransom” landowners to provide consultation about it.

“They can make it up as they go,” the young dad and beef farmer said.

“And as a landowner, we can’t disagree or question any decision of the LACHS (Local Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Services) regarding permit approvals.

“Basically, those Aboriginal corporations can ransom you in any way they feel and there is absolutely nothing you can do.

“How’s this not discrimination towards non-Indigenous Australians? How does this not infringe on private property rights . . . and how is this not a caveat on our properties?”

After the 250-strong crowd applauded those remarks, Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage representative Cesar Rodriguez said he took Mr Rogers’ point and drew bitter laughter from attendees when he added: “I don’t believe that will happen”.

Raymond English complained the process was “very convoluted”, saying he had been instructed to obtain a heritage survey of Swan View land when applying to subdivide it and was quoted $26,000 from a list of consultants provided by the council.

Mr English said he then learnt a survey had already been done, by the same consultant from whom he obtained the quote.

“It’s open to fraud and deceit,” he said.

Mr Rodriguez attempted for two hours to ease the crowd’s concerns, explaining how like-for-like activities — working the same paddock that had been worked for years or replacing fence posts along an existing fence line — didn’t require permission.

He also confirmed a landowner was allowed to dig a hole to bury an animal where it lay.

A man told the meeting he had just returned from overseas only to discover he was up for an additional $8000 for his project as a result of the new rules.

“All of the Government regulations we’re having piled on us and we’ve now got live export that we’re all nervous about,” he said.

“What I would like to know is why our property rights are being eroded?

“And I would like to know why, if this is so important to the country or the State, the State Government is not paying?”

On top of the survey cost impost, Mr Rogers expressed deep concern at the penalties that could be handed to those who harmed Aboriginal cultural heritage, perhaps unwittingly.

Mr Rodriguez confirmed that the maximum fine had jumped from $50,000 under the original 1972 version of the Act to $1 million under the “modernised” version, and/or five years imprisonment.

“Everyone’s worried about going bankrupt or going to jail,” Mr Rogers said.

“We just want to live our lives and not disturb it but we don’t know, that’s the problem.”

Mr Rodriguez agreed that knowledge was an issue but said the same obligations to protect cultural heritage existed under the previous version of the Act.

“The same maps existed . . . I do understand the frustration and we don’t have all the information but that part hasn’t changed,” he said.

A woman said she had trained as an archaeologist for four years to learn what Aboriginal cultural heritage was, asking: “How are these good people going to be able to tell?”

Several people also expressed concern that they would be unable to sell their land if cultural heritage was found.

“This is very easy to swallow for corporates,” one man said.

“We’re not corporates or most of us aren’t.

“The new fines are not proportionate. This will make us sell our farms.”

JC
JC
July 31, 2023 6:30 pm

For the tough guy who sooked about an ingrown toenail for two weeks here, you certainly have a hide about defining anothers masculinity, Big Nose.*
*Yes, for someone who has a reputation for calling others childish names, I’ll do it back.
“Na na nanah Big Nose.”

Interesting, because I’ve never had an ingrown toenail much less talked about, you delusional psychotic. Do you have a quote?

The amusing thing about the Turtlehead is that he has to resort to lies and exaggerations. The only thing others have to do to him is quote his own words back. Quote his own words back and he went bawling to the previous blog owner making threats. Similar to the time:

Hey let’s round up a 1,000 random people and shoot them in the head, quotes the Turtlehead.

All I can say is that which I’ve quoted from Taxicab Depressions :
“These people are playing with matches… I don’t think they understand the scope and scale of the wildfire they are flirting with. They are f…ing around with a civil war that could last a decade and cause millions of deaths… and the sad truth is that 95% of the problems we have in this country could be solved tomorrow, by noon… simply by dragging 1000 people out in the street and shooting them in the f..king head.”

That will do the trick.

Only recently, he was suggesting the Pinochet method of doing away with annoying people. Out of the helicopter.

Turts, let me know if you require the actual quote to the last one.

And of course who can forget

Da Indian stole me petrol

miltonf
miltonf
July 31, 2023 6:34 pm

Ryan Bachelor- any relation to Peter Bachelor?

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
July 31, 2023 6:34 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Jul 31, 2023 6:17 PM
Waroona farmers fear Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act breaches will send them bankrupt or to jail.

I despair at the shytehole that this country has turned into. I seriously despair.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 6:39 pm

Bwah ha ha ha.
The petrol story was funny.
FMD.
For someone who prides himself on not being a sheeple, he took that bait big-time.
Standard government PR “unicorn diversionary” tactic.
Day 1 – Government under pressure with petrol prices nudging $2 a litre.
Day 2 – Government agency reports that a small number of pumps are under-delivering by half a cup per tank-full.
Day 3 – The amassed Angry Karens and indignant Nurse Betties are as mad as hell and hitting the talk-back lines squealing “The Injuns stole err petrol!”

miltonf
miltonf
July 31, 2023 6:40 pm

Seems like the marxists in WA – the navy lawyer and this…

Cook was born on 20 August 1965 in Cottesloe, Western Australia. He is the youngest of seven children born to Hugh David Cook, a child psychiatrist, and Lynette Ada Owen, an early childhood educator.[1] Cook grew up in the suburb of Claremont and was educated at Scotch College. As a teenager he represented Western Australia in rugby union.[2]

Cook graduated from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Arts in public administration and later completed a graduate diploma in business (public relations) and a Master of Business Administration at Curtin University.[1] Whilst at Murdoch, he became involved in student politics, serving as a student representative on the university’s senate. He was also involved in the establishment of the National Union of Students in mid-1986, becoming its first national president as a representative of the National Organisation of Labor Students.[3]

are trying to deliver the coup de grace on property rights. Labour eh? I doubt if either of them have ever picked up a spanner.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 31, 2023 6:43 pm

Son I believe miltonf

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 31, 2023 6:44 pm

Which can be gleaned from this dribble

Razey
Razey
July 31, 2023 6:47 pm

I despair at the shytehole that this country has turned into. I seriously despair.

Watching Australia is like watching a millionaire’s son squandering all his inheritance then ending up on skid row. Venezuela will happen, it’s a matter of when.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 31, 2023 6:49 pm

Da Indian stole me petrol

The Last Holdout strikes another blow.

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 31, 2023 6:55 pm

… grew up in the suburb of Claremont and was educated at Scotch College.

Sound chap. Solid class background. Wonder what went wrong?

Chris
Chris
July 31, 2023 6:55 pm

“The new fines are not proportionate. This will make us sell our farms.”

Actually the ‘feather touch’ might feel unsatisfying compared with ‘reach out and touch’.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 31, 2023 7:00 pm

Sound chap. Solid class background. Wonder what went wrong?

Socialism for thee but not for me?

H B Bear
H B Bear
July 31, 2023 7:02 pm

Wonder what went wrong?

Murdoch Uni is a worry. Couldn’t have helped. Especially commuting from Claremont. Lotsa red flags here (no pun intended).

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 31, 2023 7:06 pm

The Voice is classic Divide and Conquer:

People overseas are pulling the strings of our political puppets ( not all ) and the audience in the theatre only takes a break to go for a piss and refill their alcoholic beverage.

Indolent
Indolent
July 31, 2023 7:08 pm

Blackrock and Vanguard are interconnected and I think it’s actually Vanguard pulling the strings.

BlackRock: Masters of the Universe

cohenite
July 31, 2023 7:09 pm
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 31, 2023 7:10 pm

It’s actually been very solemnly explained to be, by a Labor voting professional, questioned how the likes of Paul Keating and Bob Hawke could live in waterside mansions and preach the redistribution of wealth, that it’s about the redistribution of wealth at a National level. From a man of inherited wealth, who sent his kids to a top school, and drove a Mercedes….

Chris
Chris
July 31, 2023 7:13 pm

it’s about the redistribution of wealth at a National level

Other people’s.

Indolent
Indolent
July 31, 2023 7:15 pm
Shy Ted
Shy Ted
July 31, 2023 7:15 pm

Has anyone read “The Feather Men”?
The book written by Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes?

Any book by Sir Ranulph is excellent. A man’ man by any standard. Try “The Sett” and the one where he chopped his fingers/toes off with a power tool because of frostbite pain.

Indolent
Indolent
July 31, 2023 7:18 pm

Everything, every single thing, is about CONTROL.

Power Companies Could Remotely Switch Off EV Chargers to Reduce Grid Stress

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 31, 2023 7:22 pm

He’s a good man.

Imagine going to work and tasked to having to discredit him? You’d be a MSM whore journo we’d all read about.

—-

Malcolm Roberts:

How the West was Lost”

JC
JC
July 31, 2023 7:22 pm

The Pinochet solution

It reminded me of the Cultural Revolution in China – a mindless, hysterical period that arose from unquestioning acceptance of Maoist thought, and only solvable by the harsh treatment of the Leftist revolutionary forces by the Pinochet Regime in Chile.

That’s not enough, so let’s murder some pols, perhaps not with a bullet to the head this time, but with a sword. Turtlehead is getting creative here;

At what point does the majority of voters in the West wake up and start putting this incompetent mob of lunatics to the sword?

Wow, da Indian really must have stolen his petrol. Cass is talking about one individual. The turtlehead paints all 1.3 billion Indians as liars, ignoring his own appalling dishonest tendencies.

Robert Sewell
Feb 11, 2023 12:10 PM

Cassie of Sydney:

“every word Vijaya Gadde says is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the’.”

In one of the few cases of ‘where there’s smoke, there’s fire’, subcontinentals didn’t get their reputations by being truth tellers.

Turtlehead calls the saucepan very black indeed.

It could also be that Indians are just butt ugly.

Says the Caribbean turtle.

I’m missing the comment where he suggested he wanted Bill Gates to die a violent death. And there’s another where the call for mass murder was in the offering.

This prick, this psychotic dickhead could end up causing the blog to be forcibly closed down.

Indolent
Indolent
July 31, 2023 7:23 pm
shatterzzz
July 31, 2023 7:23 pm

Albert Kesselring (1885-1960) ….
. Dunno. Wasn’t there the odd massacre of Italian civilians?

In 1947 a British court found him guilty of ordering the deaths of 335 Italian civilians & sentenced him to life imprisonment .. He was released in 1952 on the grounds of ill health …….

miltonf
miltonf
July 31, 2023 7:24 pm

Dribble is the word. Muck that writes itself. They really hate Australia too but are more than happy top leach off it.

JC
JC
July 31, 2023 7:25 pm

This is Cassie by the way. Just to point out.

Cassie of Sydney:

“every word Vijaya Gadde says is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the’.”

MatrixTransform
July 31, 2023 7:26 pm

Most vivid fishing memory. I was about 8 fishing for flathead in Port Phillip Bay

my favorite is wading the oyster beds up an estuary trolling with a spin rod and a bottom grubbing lure … hunting big lizards up the gutters on a falling tide
pulled a few metre long flatties that way.

second fave is taking mullet on the ocean-side and tailing them for bait on a 1/0 suicide hook up the estuary
top of the tide and the bream come up from the deep and onto the sand banks
got some ripper bream like that

Indolent
Indolent
July 31, 2023 7:29 pm
JC
JC
July 31, 2023 7:31 pm

Anyway, enough about the Turtlehead.

Big night tonight if the witness, Devan Archer, hasn’t been arrested and appears before Congress.

Watch the American left try to discount his testimony under oath by suggesting that he’s about to go to jail on fraud charges and therefore we can ignore him. As though, it’s unique in the history of criminal justice that one crook gives evidence against another and therefore is never found credible by the courts.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 31, 2023 7:32 pm

Michael Kroger’s on Blot. (Yes this is before the crikkit starts.)

Kroger’s dial has been rendered and spakfillad to the point where his complexion now resembles one of those clay mugs you made in primary school and took it home to Dad for Father’s Day, and where it sat in the cabinet with the nice glasses for two years before it suddenly disappeared, with nobody at all asking questions about where it may have gone.

Indolent
Indolent
July 31, 2023 7:34 pm

But Channel 9 put up a red map of NSW while they breathlessly reported that there’s an 80% chance that temperatures over the next three months will be above average.

New World Odor™
@hugh_mankind

Inconvenient lie.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
July 31, 2023 7:35 pm

Power Companies Could Remotely Switch Off EV Chargers to Reduce Grid Stress

It would almost be worth Big Power/Big WEF/Big Brother having this ability, just to hear the baby llamas with electric cars screaming.

Indolent
Indolent
July 31, 2023 7:35 pm

Malcolm Roberts – and he doesn’t hold back.

How the West was Lost

JC
JC
July 31, 2023 7:38 pm

This interesting thing about Devan Archer, is that there’s no deal, no plea bargain deal in giving testimony to Congress, about the Hiden crime family. I hope that the GOP side is alert to this fact and present it forcibly to show there is nothing in it for Archer to give evidence against the Hidens.

I hope I don’t have to hold my breath though.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 7:40 pm

I’m missing the comment where he suggested he wanted Bill Gates to die a violent death. And there’s another where the call for mass murder was in the offering.

This prick, this psychotic dickhead could end up causing the blog to be forcibly closed down.

Look, we all know he’s just an impotent but noisy wannabe couch revolutionary who, at the first sign of trouble, would be quivering under his bed clutching his iodine stash.
But they don’t know that.

JC
JC
July 31, 2023 7:43 pm

What time does Devon Archer testify?
The committee believes Archer will tell investigators about meetings or phone calls he had with President Biden with regard to potential business deals. Archer is slated to appear at 10 a.m. ET. The discussion is scheduled to last four hours total – two hours per side.1

That’s midnight our time.

chrisl
chrisl
July 31, 2023 7:46 pm

Can the Aussies make the runs?
Can the Poms take ten wickets
Will the notoriously fickle weather hold off ?
The problem with Bazzball is that sure it is a slog fest, but what is the equivalent with the ball .
The English attack is seriously old …

Indolent
Indolent
July 31, 2023 7:48 pm
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 7:49 pm

I was just thinking.
The heads in the DoJ must be on a swivel.
I reckon they are getting heat from two sides.
The Hiden Crime Family on one hand, and the Demonrats who want the filthy geriatric gone on the other.

shatterzzz
July 31, 2023 7:52 pm

If you like cowboys and gunfights enjoy an 8minutes short movie ..
THE GUNFIGHTER ……
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXfltmzRG-g

Tom
Tom
July 31, 2023 7:57 pm

As WA farmers are dicovering, the ALP is a trade union party created to advance the interests of trade unions and no-one else. The WA Labor govrrnment couldn’t give a s**t about farmers because they’re not trade unionists.

Sandgropers should remember that the next time they vote. If only WA had an opposition.

JC
JC
July 31, 2023 7:57 pm

Am I right in thinking Eddersly was banned for less?

Muddy
Muddy
July 31, 2023 7:58 pm

Steve trickler
Jul 31, 2023 7:22 PM

How the West was Lost”

Net Zero = Year Zero.
New name, old concept.
Submit and have your execution delayed.
Burn all disbelievers.

Vicki
Vicki
July 31, 2023 8:00 pm

The problem with Bazzball is that sure it is a slog fest, but what is the equivalent with the ball .

For me, it is just 1 Day Cricket every day for 5 days. Where is the patience, where is the precision, where is the detection of weakness?

Delta A
Delta A
July 31, 2023 8:04 pm

Mem, so good to see you back.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 8:04 pm

The problem with Bazzball is that sure it is a slog fest, but what is the equivalent with the ball .

I think it is radical field placings and relentlessly bowling to that plan.
Example. If they think you are prone to driving in the air square of the wicket, they won’t set one fielder there. It will be two gullies, short point, short cover.

The English attack is seriously old …

Yes, I think Jimmy Andersen will get the tap on the shoulder.
To give the Poms credit, though, they have played like Aussies imagine they play, and have single-handedly revived interest in Test Crickit.
We haven’t seen anyone bat like that since Adam Gilchrist.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 31, 2023 8:08 pm

If you like cowboys and gunfights enjoy an 8minutes short movie ..
THE GUNFIGHTER ……

Thanks for the laugh!

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 31, 2023 8:09 pm

..before it suddenly disappeared, with nobody at all asking questions about where it may have gone…

Friends were robbed once, I. Visited as they were cleaning up and pointed out the crooks didn’t even have the decency to break a revoltingly painted unicorn they had been gifted.
A few sideways glances between us all and it became a victim of the crime spree.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 31, 2023 8:10 pm

But Channel 9 put up a red map of NSW while they breathlessly reported that there’s an 80% chance that temperatures over the next three months will be above average.

Today at the Cafe was very pleasant! 23 C, which for the middle of winter is welcome. Steel was melting, and my car was a miserable puddle of melted plastic and alloys on my driveway. Not.

I went for a walk after lunch. If this is global warming I’m all for it, also my birdies, who’re building nests and breeding like proverbial rabbits. The currawongs especially like starting as early as they can since the channel-bill cuckoos arrive from their migration in about September. One year I had two Cafe currawong pairs with cuckoo chicks, it was very loud.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 8:10 pm

JC

Jul 31, 2023 7:57 PM

Am I right in thinking Eddersly was banned for less?

Similar.
Googlery was deliberately posting outrageous racist stuff in an obvious attempt to draw heat here.
Having Faulty-fantasies about mass murder of leftists will have the same end result.

JC
JC
July 31, 2023 8:11 pm

Muddy, just to get your idea as you’re a self-noted wordsmith.

What difference to do see between Ed’s comment about aboriginal women’s looks and this posted below, by the Turtlehead?

It could also be that Indians are just butt ugly.

Ignore the semantics and just go to the core as I’ve always considered you to be fair minded and even keeled. But you know that.

Vicki
Vicki
July 31, 2023 8:11 pm

During 34 Rounds of Cancer Immunotherapy every 3 weeks during Covid – 8 MRI’s one every 3 months – only time I had troubles was the 1 time where they enforced Mask in MRI, as I have to wear silk eye mask as cannot close right eye lying down – felt claustrophopic – we compromised – allowed to take mask off as I slid in & put back on as I came out

Holy cow, Old Ozzie! I knew you had medical issues during this period, Oz, but had no idea how serious. You are a legend coming through all of that & still have energy and enthusiasm to travel, read copious literature etc etc.

I bow to you, sir!

JC
JC
July 31, 2023 8:14 pm

Googlery was deliberately posting outrageous racist stuff in an obvious attempt to draw heat here.

Painting 1.3 bllion people as “butt ugly” isn’t outrageous in comparison?

Having Faulty-fantasies about mass murder of leftists will have the same end result.

Remind me, but has Ed ever called for mass murder?

cohenite
July 31, 2023 8:14 pm

Alan Moran’s climate news.

If there was a fair dinkum media alarmism would last a day and the grifters and useful idiots would be burnt at the stake. But there isn’t and the sheeple are asleep.

Indolent
Indolent
July 31, 2023 8:20 pm
Crossie
Crossie
July 31, 2023 8:22 pm

Chris
Jul 31, 2023 5:46 PM
“The uncontested fact that senior Department executives withheld key information regarding the legality of the scheme from their Ministers is inexcusable.”

Three times is enemy action.
We should assume that this was the APS mining Australia’s harbors to destroy an unfavoured government.

That’s why I have always been in favour of sacking all heads of departments and top personnel as new government comes in. You want your own people in important posts, people whom you can trust. At this point half of Canberra will need to be sacked when/if the next coalition government takes over.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 8:25 pm

Cheating Midget Houso Ranga goneski!!!

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
July 31, 2023 8:26 pm

Thanks for that, shatterzzz.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
July 31, 2023 8:29 pm

JC
Without taking sides Ed- mongs were ongoing, repetitive and went beyond appearances to IQ, criminality and whole races being written off.

IMHO with the express intent of providing someone with a dirt file.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 8:29 pm

Remind me, but has Ed ever called for mass murder?

Not that I recall.
In terms of attracting attention from the Gariwerd Nasty Investigation Squad, I couldn’t put a ciggy paper between the two of them.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
July 31, 2023 8:30 pm

Steve trickler
Jul 31, 2023 5:42 PM
Avi and Rukshan:
Heated debate on the ‘Welcome To Sex’ book.

So what David Limbrick is saying is that Libertarians believe that sex manuals should be available to all ages.
By pretending to be defending parental rights he is simply sexualising children.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 8:32 pm

Mole.
I am not sure the Gariwerd Nasty Investigation Squad will draw much of a distinction between “whole races” and just “1,000 at a time” or “one helicopter load into the sea”.

miltonf
miltonf
July 31, 2023 8:34 pm

At this point half of Canberra will need to be sacked when/if the next coalition government takes over.

Considerably more than half.

Old School Conservative
Old School Conservative
July 31, 2023 8:34 pm

Hey Sancho!
A little bit of pride in Australia please.
Warner’s discretions surely deserve to be left in the past while he does battle with the 3 Lions.

JC
JC
July 31, 2023 8:36 pm

Mole

I understand your point, and I found Ed’s comment disgusting. I’m not suggesting he shouldn’t have suffered the consequences. However, we’re not mind readers and we don’t know if his motive was to cause detriment to the blog or because he’s a moron.

Having said that, I can apply the same standards to Turtleheads disgusting comments in eggsactly the same way you have about Ed’s.
Let me say this, those comments I highlighted could sooner or later cause serious heat to this place.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 8:38 pm

Although agree that Googlery’s efforts were calculated and deliberate, and Betty’s was just obtuse couch-revolutionary posturing, the end result is the same.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 8:38 pm

Although agree that Googlery’s efforts were calculated and deliberate, and Betty’s was just obtuse couch-revolutionary posturing, the end result is the same.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 8:38 pm

Once would of been enough.

John
John
July 31, 2023 8:39 pm

Why are our lesbians continually cheaply giving the ball away to the Canadians? They are making it very hard for themselves. Plus we’ve just been cheated out of a goal.

JC
JC
July 31, 2023 8:40 pm

Oh Good, here’s Mr. High Standards, Old School.

Muddy seems to have disappeared, can you answer those questions I left for him.

MatrixTransform
July 31, 2023 8:40 pm

Pinocchio does Geppetto

the self fellating is impressive

the mutual … not so much

Jorge
Jorge
July 31, 2023 8:42 pm

More squeals than a Taylor Swift concert, John.

JC
JC
July 31, 2023 8:43 pm

Sancho Panzer
Jul 31, 2023 8:38 PM

Although agree that Googlery’s efforts were calculated and deliberate, and Betty’s was just obtuse couch-revolutionary posturing, the end result is the same.

Two American blogs that I know of were simply closed down by wordpress for much less. WordPress, one day just locked them up because they weren’t up to their standard and of course everyone is shitting themselves about being accused of carrying enticement- like comments.

JC
JC
July 31, 2023 8:45 pm

MatrixTransform
Jul 31, 2023 8:40 PM

Pinocchio does Geppetto

the self fellating is impressive

the mutual … not so much

At least I haven’t had mine cut off.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 31, 2023 8:45 pm

Old School Conservative

Jul 31, 2023 8:34 PM

Hey Sancho!
A little bit of pride in Australia please.
Warner’s discretions surely deserve to be left in the past while he does battle with the 3 Lions.

Nup.
Sorry.
I don’t care if he is playing the Three Lions or the Third Reich.
Pride in Australia would mean he would have ended his career in South Africa in 2018.

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