Open Thread – Fri 4 Aug 2023


The Royal Castle in Warsaw. View of Cracow Suburb leading to the Castle Square, Bernardo Bellotto, 1774

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  1. JC Avatar

    JC,
    Thankyou for the nomination of the Nobel Prize.

    I can’t nominate you, turtlehead as I don’t have that level of authority (yet). You ought to be a shoe in though.

    Now answer the question which is inherent in my post – why don’t our leaders enact the same policies of deregulation, remove the obstacles that are distorting our economies, and pay their bills and stop spending on getting themselves re-elected?

    I was responding to your silly comment suggesting there’s a direct link between the “money supply” and inflation. It’s not as easy as that, Hoolihan.

    This part here:

    You’re such a dishonest idiot. You highlight the very part of your comment that I didn’t reply to.

    Go check the iodine supplies, but before you do, this is the part I responded to:

    All along, the government just continues to blame everyone else for inflation, even when inflation is caused by one thing – excessive money supply growth.
    The Globalists can continue to screw the peasants and business, but only one thing can save the US economy – paying its bills and stop inflating the currency.

    Not this:

    Do what Germany did in 1948? when Erhardt? removed all the price controls and rationing, and watch the economy adjust.

    There’s no casual linkage with money supply growth and inflation – at least in western countries. It’s far more complex than that, you idiot. For instance, the Fed adopted money supply targeting against M2 growth in the 80s and abandoned it after it didn’t work. There’s all sorts of reasons prices move. Demand and supply shocks, wage stickiness symmetrically focused to the upside , velocity, market perceptions.
    Lastly, do you realize the Fed along with other major central banks are undertaking quantitive tightening at the moment, progressively removing the add that was done during the GFC? You genius.

    Just remain silent on these matters and stick to guarding those iodine supplies for when they are needed in the next rural Queensland nuclear holocaust.

  2. JC Avatar

    JC,
    Thankyou for the nomination of the Nobel Prize.

    I can’t nominate you, turtlehead as I don’t have that level of authority (yet). You ought to be a shoe in though.

    Now answer the question which is inherent in my post – why don’t our leaders enact the same policies of deregulation, remove the obstacles that are distorting our economies, and pay their bills and stop spending on getting themselves re-elected?

    I was responding to your silly comment suggesting there’s a direct link between the “money supply” and inflation. It’s not as easy as that, Hoolihan.

    This part here:

    All along, the government just continues to blame everyone else for inflation, even when inflation is caused by one thing – excessive money supply growth.
    The Globalists can continue to screw the peasants and business, but only one thing can save the US economy – paying its bills and stop inflating the currency.

    You’re such a dishonest idiot. You highlight the very part of your comment that I didn’t reply to.

    Not this:

    Do what Germany did in 1948? when Erhardt? removed all the price controls and rationing, and watch the economy adjust.

    There’s no casual linkage with money supply growth and inflation – at least in western countries. It’s far more complex than that, you idiot. For instance, the Fed adopted money supply targeting against M2 growth in the 80s and abandoned it after it didn’t work. There’s all sorts of reasons prices move. Demand and supply shocks, wage stickiness symmetrically focused to the upside , velocity, market perceptions.
    Lastly, do you realize the Fed along with other major central banks are undertaking quantitive tightening at the moment, progressively removing the add that was done during the GFC? You genius.

    Just remain silent on these matters and stick to guarding those iodine supplies for when they are needed in the next rural Queensland nuclear holocaust.

  3. Robert Sewell Avatar

    Cohenite:

    For Wilyakali woman Taunoa Bugmy, who has been performing the ceremony for more than 15 years at various events, it was a shock — especially during Reconciliation Week.

    The family also used to live in Willcannia, and were well known – very well known – for their part in “Restorative Economic Justice” measures particularly in the selection and purchase of several large stones for an Indigenous ceremony – said stones suddenly being revalued at an eye watering $50 – $60k each, according to local Elder Men of the Tribe. I only know the vague rumours that were spoken of around the turn of the century, and had nothing to do with any illegal practices.

  4. Robert Sewell Avatar

    Roger
    Aug 4, 2023 7:16 PM

    I have a theory…
    The fetishization of indigenous culture stems from the decline of Christian belief.

    The very tip of that pyramid is our societal refusal to accept the concept of ‘Personal Shame’, and it’s replacement by “Socialist Shame”

  5. Robert Sewell Avatar

    ZK2A:

    Ernie Dingo, who received his High school education, boarding at John Frewer Hostel, in Geraldton, in the early 1970’s for free – boarding fees, school fees, textbooks, uniforms, excursions, fares home on school holidays, pocket money, all paid by the taxpayer……

    Any kid who went to school in the last 40 years has knowledge of and resentment for the largesse bestowed on the aboriginal cohort. The special favours, the Aboriginal only barbecues etc. And the one thing my nephews never forgot were the informal gangs that reigned in the playground and were never pulled because ‘special’.
    I will be very surprised when – if the Voice is forced on us, and it looks as if it will be – there will be some ugly race scenes. Which is probably the intention.

  6. JC Avatar

    Rabz
    Aug 5, 2023 4:30 PM

    who else would fit the bill for establishment Demons?

    JC, as we now know, a barely ambulant corpse is sufficient. 81 million votes.

    Newsome is a seriously loathsome oleaginous hypocrite with a “Gay” Ray Martin style (fashionably soviet grey) headpiece.

    He could loudly and unrepentantly advocate the mass extermination of all puppies and kittens in mainland North America and still win in a landslide.

    LOL. He’s a lock in for the blue states. They love the hair style.

  7. Robert Sewell Avatar

    feelthebern

    Aug 4, 2023 8:28 PM
    Bruce Lehrmann should sue TikTok for some of things posted on that platform despite the court orders surrounding publication.

    That would be a Fine Thing to do, FTB. There was some nasty stuff written up.

  8. Robert Sewell Avatar

    Sancho Panzer:

    I still smell someone with the authority and seniority to rock up and get one-on-one time with kids without question.
    Although it has to be said that storytime types now fit into that category.

    Having worked under the situations that have been described here, I cannot imagine that other staff were not aware of ‘odd’ things happening. Especially with prepubescent girls of 8 & 9.
    Even in the 60’s no children were ever interviewed in the Home without a member of staff being there, nor were they ever sent to appointments without a guardian.
    No. there’s more to come out of this. A lot more.

  9. Robert Sewell Avatar

    Crossie

    Aug 4, 2023 11:13 PM
    But Ms Bugmy said the idea of paying for a Welcome to Country had been around for as long as she could remember, if not longer.

    Oh, come on, it’s a prank surname. It’s got to be.

    No, no, Crossie – it’s fair dinkum.
    The Bugmy’s are an old family in the Wilcannia/Bruken ‘ill area. Long involved in Aboriginal and other local business enterprises, both licit and otherwise. And in ‘eritage issues, somewhat integrated into business dealings and planning issues in both their local tribal and Australian identities, as well as married and single names.
    Oh, yes indeed – very well integrated.

  10. Louis Litt Avatar
    Louis Litt

    Just got in from watching Oppenheimer.
    Searing, cerebral, mind blowing.
    The genius of Nolan, who could use senseraround in a movie about physics.
    Who could use the external a,Tomic explosion to the internal implosion under cross examination.
    Genius, I look forward to the movie reviewer and Rabz thoughts.
    I’m emotionally tuned.
    Shit Port lost by 2 goals.

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