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The Old Temple, Hubert Robert, 1787

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Boambee John
Boambee John
November 22, 2023 3:17 pm

All clean and shiny!

bespoke
bespoke
November 22, 2023 3:22 pm

Circumcision.

Boambee John
Boambee John
November 22, 2023 3:23 pm

Lee
Nov 22, 2023 3:17 PM
The Department of Home Affairs has confirmed 860 visas have been approved for Palestinians with connections to Australia between October 7 to November 20.

You knowingly lie down in bed with a terrorist state, you reap what you sow.

Why are we letting them in?

Future Labor voters, a demographic very important to the Liars, as they have now abandoned the Australian rural and industrial working classes.

Alamak!
November 22, 2023 3:25 pm

3rd runner up. thios special keybpard always winns

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 22, 2023 3:27 pm

Ooh, pass the popcorn!

Bruce Lehrmann seeking ‘substantial’ compensation over damage to reputation after The Project’s Brittany Higgins interview, federal court hears (Sky News, 22 Nov)

Lawyers have told a federal court they will be seeking a “substantial award” for Bruce Lehrmann after the former Liberal staffer’s reputation was “utterly damaged” by Network Ten‘s airing of rape allegations by his former colleague Brittany Higgins.

“A substantial award of damages will be called for accompanied by a written judgment vindicating Mr Lehrmann.”

Mr Richardson also noted The Project was watched by 725,000 people on the night of Ms Higgins’ interview and more than 200,000 times online up until June 30, 2021.

He can put it in the bank account next to the one he put the ABC’s dosh into this morning.

Diogenes
Diogenes
November 22, 2023 3:27 pm

Why are we letting them in?

So they can prove how diverse & inclusive they are, especially with regard to the alphabet people? 🙂

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
November 22, 2023 3:29 pm

Sir Cumference

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
November 22, 2023 3:31 pm

Hateful 8.(th)

shatterzzz
November 22, 2023 3:36 pm

Why are we letting them in?

One bloke has applied for 50, yes fifty! .. family visas, another woman 30 … FFS!

alwaysright
alwaysright
November 22, 2023 3:38 pm

The circumcision debate has been cut short by the new thread.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 22, 2023 3:39 pm

Hmmm, freshly polished.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
November 22, 2023 3:40 pm

Planning has started for Christmas holidays. I need to repack grease into my box trailer bearings for a long drive.

Googled up trailer grease. Up popped Sandy ie Olivier Newton John from Grease the musical. LOL. Not quite what I needed.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 22, 2023 3:43 pm

Why are we letting them in?

Because Luigi the Unbelievable was a founding member of Labor’s Friends of Palestine movement, that’s why.

rosie
rosie
November 22, 2023 3:43 pm

The article about the IDF cutting a wide swathe as they progress through Gaza.
What were they supposed to do, leave extensive rubble and tunnel openings so hamas could attack them?
They aren’t destroying buildings for pleasure because they, unlike hamas, aren’t vindictive terrorists.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 22, 2023 3:46 pm

Albo’s Palis to join Fraser’s Lebs. Mmmm hummus.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
November 22, 2023 3:46 pm

I’ve been watching this event across multiple channels. It has been a hoot!

Clay did really well for a Top Fuel Dragster driver. Kudos to Cleetus for the show.

—–

Clay Millican:

CLEETUS RACE LeMullets

bespoke
bespoke
November 22, 2023 3:54 pm

It’s possible for people to engage in free speech without official toleration of violence — in fact, it’s official intolerance of violence that makes free speech for everyone possible.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
November 22, 2023 3:57 pm

Is this the Skins Vs Helmets thread?

Johnny Rotten
November 22, 2023 3:59 pm

Hezbollah Attacks Israel to Widen the War into the entire Middle East

https://youtu.be/MVZwqDW8Ijw

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
November 22, 2023 4:02 pm

Diogenes

Nov 22, 2023 2:33 PM

They will find a couple of fringe Peaceniks within Israel who will criticise the action against Hamas

A somewhat diminished cohort.

Wasn’t that German lass described as a conscientious objector & peace campaigner ?

I did read something like that.

Johnny Rotten
November 22, 2023 4:03 pm

Diogenes
Nov 22, 2023 3:27 PM
Why are we letting them in?

So that they can go on Marches and increase the Welfare State.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
November 22, 2023 4:05 pm

Big surprise.
A fan-bois of Joe Vialls nut-job theories (all roads lead to Mossad) suddenly has a thing about “circumcision as a cultural practice”.

feelthebern
feelthebern
November 22, 2023 4:07 pm

There is a libertarian/open source/academic boarding overseeing the commercial activities of OpenAI.

Not quite.
Not so libertarian.
OpenAI were on board with Biden’s EO that is trying to regulate AI in a “safe’ manner.

Chamath & Sachs refer to Altman as a personal friend.
Their view is that Altman wants to help develop any regulation, hence his testimony at the AI hearings where he told the retards on the committee yes sir, no sir, three bags full sir.
At the same time, Altman doesn’t like the frame work that the EO is attempting to put into place.
It’s been compared to the space race.
Would the US have gotten to the moon if every week they needed to effectively get sign-off from DC?

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 22, 2023 4:11 pm

Is this the Skins Vs Helmets thread?

Trucks v trains? Down the hall on your left.

feelthebern
feelthebern
November 22, 2023 4:12 pm

There was a window over the weekend when many parties thought they were a chance of landing Altman, Brockman and a range of their key team members.
Even Elon tweeted about ownership of their AI ecosystem, which was a carrot.

Microsoft didn’t pay for Altman & Brockman to work for them.
They paid to stop them working for someone else.
Which would have impacted the capital Microsoft had sunk into OpenAI so far & their future plans.

Cassie of Sydney
November 22, 2023 4:12 pm

Oh and those who want to ban circumcision of infant boys also want to ban kosher slaughtering.

Hmmm, now why could that be?

feelthebern
feelthebern
November 22, 2023 4:15 pm

These temporary visa holders from Gaza will never be going home.
And how can they have been vetted so quickly?
FMD, what a disgrace.

Boambee John
Boambee John
November 22, 2023 4:18 pm

Cassie of Sydney
Nov 22, 2023 4:12 PM
Oh and those who want to ban circumcision of infant boys also want to ban kosher slaughtering.

Hmmm, now why could that be?

Where is Halal slaughtering on their hit list? Or doesn’t it feature at all?

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 22, 2023 4:27 pm

These temporary visa holders from Gaza will never be going home.

Did they throw out Hawke’s Chinks? I’m seeing a pattern here.

Vicki
Vicki
November 22, 2023 4:35 pm

Vicki
I smoke. I smoke with a couple of stents, so I’m the last person to be worrying about the potential health effects of a covid shot. If the shot is 30% effective, I’ll have one next time because i want to try and avoid covid.

I get the picture JC! At the end of the day, it is about the choice of the individual. And that is what we have been banging on about for 3 years!

Hope you are feeling better soon. The first week is the worst, we found.

feelthebern
feelthebern
November 22, 2023 4:38 pm

JC, go get yourself the hottest laksa in New York Cit-tay (h/t Matt Berry).
The COVID wouldn’t stand a chance again the power of laksa.

PS, get well soon.

bespoke
bespoke
November 22, 2023 4:40 pm

“I want freedom of speech for Americans. I don’t want freedom of speech for Russia and Hamas, and that’s what’s happening right now. So the way you fix that is we need our social media companies to verify everybody,” she said.

The swamp speaks.

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
November 22, 2023 4:45 pm
Winston Smith
November 22, 2023 4:47 pm

Lee

Nov 22, 2023 3:17 PM
The Department of Home Affairs has confirmed 860 visas have been approved for Palestinians with connections to Australia between October 7 to November 20.

You knowingly lie down in bed with a terrorist state, you reap what you sow.
Why are we letting them in?

Like all the rest, we’re getting them in to continue the terrorisation of Australian citizens – either that or there is a dire shortage of goat herders locally.

Winston Smith
November 22, 2023 4:51 pm

JC

Nov 22, 2023 3:25 PM
Turtlehead
This new image of an action figure tough guy, isn’t something you’re going pull off. Go drink some iodine, you nonsensical halfwit and fck off.

You’re the only person who has ever accused me of being an ‘action figure tough guy’.
Can you get nurse to take your temperature? You’re starting to hallucinate, sunshine.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 22, 2023 4:52 pm

Albo’s Palis to join Fraser’s Lebs. Mmmm hummus.

Quite an apt comparison!

Figures
Figures
November 22, 2023 4:52 pm

Oh and those who want to ban circumcision of infant boys also want to ban kosher slaughtering.

Hmmm, now why could that be?

Cassie you’re an extraordinary person and I know you and your fellow Jews are going through hell but this is just silly.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 22, 2023 4:55 pm

One of Martin Gilbert’s’ histories of Israel cites the incident of the fifteen year old would be suicide bomber, who was taken to an Israeli checkpoint, by his grandfather, and forced to surrender. The grandfather did not want the family home blown up as a reprisal for his grandson’s acts….

Winston Smith
November 22, 2023 5:06 pm

JC

Nov 22, 2023 3:40 PM
Vicki
I smoke. I smoke with a couple of stents, so I’m the last person to be worrying about the potential health effects of a covid shot. If the shot is 30% effective, I’ll have one next time because i want to try and avoid covid. I’ve had the shot 4 times in the past and never any ill effects, and happy to take the risk.

JC: You have stents, you smoke, you live in a high pressure environment and get into fights with just about anyone you meet on this forum, and you’ve had four of the Covid vaccinations?
Are you nuts?
You allowed yourself to be injected with a vaccine that is known to have major and fatal clotting issues?
Ring your Lawyer and check your will is up to date, because you’re obviously too stupid to get over this episode.
I’ll get an account with Interflora for when you kark it in the next few days.
You’re in the States aren’t you? I’m sure they have branches there.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
November 22, 2023 5:09 pm

Yet again a reminder of How the NSW Liberal Party Screwed Manly Council Residents with the Merger of Manly/Warringah/Pittwater to become Northern Beaches – Note Mosman Council was NOT required to merge with North Sydney Council & Willoughby Council – We Got Screwed Liberals!

Reverse park: Council changes mind on night-time parking meters

Northern Beaches Council has reversed its decision to extend metered parking in the Manly CBD and beachfront to 10pm and limit to two hours, it was announced this afternoon.

While extensions to the loading zone periods will remain, the major changes, which were controversially approved by the Traffic Committee in October, will be undone with no date set to discuss it further.

In a statement on its website,

Council said: “Recent changes to parking times along Wentworth Street and South Steyne in Manly, which were recently adjusted to align with 2-hour parking limits between 7 am to 10 pm in nearby areas, have been reversed.”

“Unfortunately, due to a miscommunication, Council did not adequately consult with the Chamber of Commerce before the Local Traffic Committee decided to introduce the changes.”

“We apologise for the miscommunication and confusion caused to all involved. Council is now reviewing the proposed changes.”

We understand members of the Traffic Committee, including a delegate for Manly MP Liberal James Griffin, withdrew their support for the change once it was apparent the Chamber were not in favour of the plan as was mistakenly advised.

What has changed?

The change, already in force and signposted, sees metered parking along the beachfront at South Steyne and along the Corso between Darley and Whistler Streets extended to 10pm and limited to two hours or in some sections just half an hour.

Previously it was unrestricted parking from 6pm.

Signs were also placed along the South Steyne beachfront implying the new two-hour restrictions applied to the Northern Beaches resident stickers, however this has since been retracted with an apology from Council.

Council says the four-hour free parking remains for sticker holders and these signs will be removed.

Tuesday, 21 November 2023

Recent changes to parking times along Wentworth Street and South Steyne in Manly, which were recently adjusted to align with 2-hour parking limits between 7 am to 10 pm in nearby areas, have been reversed.

Unfortunately, due to a miscommunication, Council did not adequately consult with the Chamber of Commerce before the Local Traffic Committee decided to introduce the changes.

We apologise for the miscommunication and confusion caused to all involved. Council is now reviewing the proposed changes, benefits, and implications in close consultation with the Chamber of Commerce.

Original timed parking signage along Wentworth Street and South Steyne will be reinstated in coming days.

Thursday, 16 November 2023

Parking times along Wentworth Street and South Steyne have been adjusted to align with nearby areas and improve parking turnover for evening dining and entertainment trade.

Residents with Northern Beaches Beach Parking Permits can continue to park for four hours along the beachfront. However, away from North and South Steyne beachfront area, sign restrictions apply.

However, away from North and South Steyne beachfront area, sign restrictions apply.

Previously Manly Coundil Residents with Stickers could park for twice the time on the SIgn in these Areas!

S. F. Liberals

Oh come on
Oh come on
November 22, 2023 5:11 pm

In a statement, the ABC described the settlement as mutual.

“The proceedings have settled on mutually acceptable, confidential terms, without admission of liability,” the statement said.

I think I can reveal one of the confidential terms: the ABC just funded Lehrmann’s legal costs to proceed against Ten and Lisa Wilkinson.

Defamation is a luxury tort and no who is half decent works pro bono or on a ‘no win no fee’ basis.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
November 22, 2023 5:11 pm

flyingduk
Nov 22, 2023 11:20 AM

Israel, however brave, clever or defiant its 5 million people are, is surrounded by hundreds of millions who want them gone. They are *totally reliant* on economic and military support from the West, especially the US, and that is clearly eroding, not helped by ongoing islamification of those places by immigration.

Sadly, despite punching ridiculously far above its weight, Israel is a hostage to unfavourable geopolitics – and in particular China’s efforts to supplant the US as Middle East hegemon.

China has just brought Saudi Arabia and Iran together as BFF’s – and is now taking a ME bow for driving a “wave of reconciliation.” The US’s regional diplomacy has been effectively sidelined and China’s “comprehensive strategic partnership” with Tehran and formally neutral position towards Israel is shifting towards something that will greatly please the Ayatollahs.

It’s possible to imagine that, as soon as Beijing believes it has enough sway with Tehran to control the situation from behind the curtain, Iran will have a functional nuclear weapon to brandish.

At which point the US will have to think carefully about the security of its carrier groups in the Gulf/Med – and the whole calculus of supporting the state of Israel as a beacon of democracy in an otherwise despotic cesspit will shift in dysfunctional Washington and London.

Springtime for China and Xi Thought.
Fingers crossed for Israel.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 22, 2023 5:15 pm

Is Groogs and the Brittany tapes getting called in the defamation trial? He was useless in the criminal thing but that was probably Drumgold.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 22, 2023 5:18 pm

Defamation is a luxury tort and no who is half decent works pro bono or on a ‘no win no fee’ basis.

Getting paid is still an issue. Ask Mrs Pirate Pete’s KC.

dopey
dopey
November 22, 2023 5:19 pm

Why are they coming here? Surely they would prefer Free Palestine, from the river to the sea.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
November 22, 2023 5:20 pm

Ray Hadley issues a brutal reality check for electric car owners as he exposes a major problem

. Many EVs mostly charged with non-renewables sources
. Minister’s EV target branded nothing more than a ‘pipe dream’
. Ray Hadley says target ‘not achievable in any shape or form’

Broadcaster Ray Hadley has called out Labor Energy Minister “BlackOut” Chris Bowen for the government’s electric vehicle target, highlighting a double standard as Australia’s electricity grid is mostly powered by non-renewable energy sources.

Hadley analysed the energy distribution powering Australia at 8.30pm last Sunday night based on data sent to him by a 2GB listener.

The breakdown revealed that the majority, 56.58 per cent, came from coal, with wind contributing 14.95 per cent, gas at 13.77 per cent, hydro sources at 9.64 per cent, solar at 4.50 per cent, and a mere 0.53 per cent from battery-generated sources.

Hadley then slammed the government’s electric vehicle target as nothing more than a ‘pipe dream’ while vehicles are still predominantly powered by non-renewables.

The broadcaster revealed that in the 2022 election campaign the Labor party predicted that almost 80 per cent of new cars purchased in Australia would be electric by 2030.

However, government officials disclosed in a recent estimates hearing last month that electric vehicles were projected to constitute less than a third (27 per cent) of new vehicle sales by the end of the decade.

‘Either coal and gas are generating on a Sunday night 70.35 per cent of Australia’s electricity while wind/solar are producing 19.45 per cent,’ Hadley told listeners on Tuesday.

‘While ever that’s the case and remains the case, we’re reliant on coal and gas, which of course Labor BlackOut Casanova Bowen [Chris Bowens] absolutely detests.

‘Where do you think most of the power to charge your [electric] car came from, Casa [Nova]?

‘Well, about 70 per cent came from coal or gas, depending on the time of day, and you want us to move almost way before time to renewables.

‘It’s one of those pipe dreams that you have from time to time but it isn’t achievable, not achievable in any shape or form. But that’s what Labor BlackOut Casanova Bowen wants to do.’

Hours after Hadley’s scathing comments, Labor BlackOut Bowen pushed on with his renewables plan at a speech to the Lowly Institute.

He said the target of 82 per cent renewables in Australia’s energy mix by 2030 – up from around one third when federal Labor took office – is no small challenge.

‘And despite what some detractors say, it’s actually in line with like-minded countries, and with global world trends,’ Labor BlackOut Bowen said.

‘But it doesn’t stop with 82 per cent, which is why we are developing our sectoral plans to set us on the journey to net zero emissions.’

He said a clean energy grid is also critical for domestic energy security and cheaper power, with Australian households saving up to 57 per cent on their energy bills if they have rooftop solar installed.

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
November 22, 2023 5:22 pm

Some thoughts (guesses) about the hostage deal. Hamas won’t measure up – probably two or three days of trickling a few, then accuse Israel of not upholding its end. Netanyahu has a divided Israel over priorities – nagging that return of hostages should be primary. Once Hamas renegs, Netanyahu can say “we tried that” and get back to demolishing Hamas. In the meantime, with two or three dozen returned hostages, Israel gets direct intelligence about where they were taken and where others might be.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
November 22, 2023 5:23 pm

Much-quoted news:

The Department of Home Affairs has confirmed 860 visas have been approved for Palestinians with connections to Australia between October 7 to November 20.

Have we seen this saga play out before with a different ethnicity?
In 30 years we’ll be sitting around the virtual dinner table popping our RationPills and politely saying: “Well I heard that the Hamas diaspora in Australia are more Hamas than the Hamas in Palestine!” / “Mmm, yes, I heard that too.” / “Yes isn’t that funny, haha.”

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 22, 2023 5:23 pm

Lowly Institute

Still only Australia’s 2nd leading independent think tank.

rosie
rosie
November 22, 2023 5:25 pm
OldOzzie
OldOzzie
November 22, 2023 5:25 pm

Brickworks managing director Lindsay Partridge calls for the government to import 400,000 tradies a year to solve the housing crisis

. Brickworks boss wants 400,000 tradie migrants
. Lindsay Partridge says this will help solve housing crisis

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 22, 2023 5:26 pm

Why are they coming here? Surely they would prefer Free Palestine, from the river to the sea.

Welfare…

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 22, 2023 5:27 pm

“Well I heard that the Hamas diaspora in Australia are more Hamas than the Hamas in Palestine!” / “Mmm, yes, I heard that too.” / “Yes isn’t that funny, haha.”

“More hummus?”
“No, I’m late for evening prayers as it is.”
See also Submission.

rosie
rosie
November 22, 2023 5:27 pm

Idf have been calling out in Hebrew to people using the humanitarian corridor for Israeli children to come to them.

Very sad.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
November 22, 2023 5:33 pm

And this is What Airbus Albo & his Labor Cohorts want to import more of! – Peaceful Law Abiding Palis- BullShit

Woman, 21, is charged after food delivery driver was allegedly cleaned up by a pro-Palestinian convoy filmed driving erratically through Sydney’s Jewish heartland of Bondi

. Palestinians waved flags in Sydney’s east
. Fight allegedly broke out between two groups on Wednesday
. Driver, 21, the latest to be charged

A woman has been charged after allegedly crashing into a food delivery motorcyclist while driving as part of a pro-Palestine convoy through Sydney’s Jewish heartland.

The 21-year-old woman allegedly driving the vehicle has been charged with driving with a suspended licence and failing to give way on November 15 in Bondi, in Sydney’s east.

Witnesses have told Daily Mail Australia they saw the Mercedes driving ‘erratically’ in the lead up to the alleged crash.

At 10.20pm on the same night, police were called to a petrol station in North Bondi after a Jewish man, 19, and four Palestine supporters – boys, all aged 17 – were allegedly involved in a fight.

A NSW Police spokesperson said emergency services were called to Old South Head Road, Bondi, following reports a car and the 22-year-old food delivery driver had collided at 10pm.

Daily Mail Australia was told that after the collision, four male passengers who were part of the convoy became aggressive towards bystanders.

‘They were saying to the witnesses ”are you a Jew? We’re going to come and f***ing find you and fight you”, the source told Daily Mail Australia.

Hundreds of Palestinians trapped in Gaza by Israel-Hamas conflict granted temporary visas by Albanese Labor government

The Albanese Labor government has granted 860 Palestinians trapped in Gaza with temporary visas since the outbreak of Israel’s war against Hamas on October 7.

According to a report from the ABC, the cohort have been issued with visitor visas which would allow them to remain in the country for between three and 12 months.

The Department of Home Affairs confirmed to SkyNews.com.au that the visas had been issued on Wednesday, but a spokesperson said they needed time to confirm further details.

Despite the 860 approved visas having been granted between October 7 and November 20, the ABC claimed the majority of the group remained trapped in Gaza.

cohenite
November 22, 2023 5:37 pm

I thought no one could stuff up a country quicker than shit stain biden and his handlers but rub and tug and his scabs may prove me wrong.

Johnny Rotten
November 22, 2023 5:37 pm

OldOzzie
Nov 22, 2023 5:25 PM
Brickworks managing director Lindsay Partridge calls for the government to import 400,000 tradies a year to solve the housing crisis

. Brickworks boss wants 400,000 tradie migrants
. Lindsay Partridge says this will help solve housing crisis

No chance.

Those 400,000 tradies will be needed to rebuild the Gaza Strip.

How about robots. I hear that they can lay bricks.

https://blog.allplan.com/en/the-robot-that-can-lay-1000-bricks-in-an-hour

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 22, 2023 5:39 pm

According to a report from the ABC, the cohort have been issued with visitor visas which would allow them to remain in the country for between three and 12 months.

At the conclusion of which time, they will pack up and return to “Palestine” like good law abiding citizens….my hairy aunt, they will…

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
November 22, 2023 5:40 pm

Israeli cabinet meeting votes to accept deal to allow for release of roughly 50 hostages held by Hamas in Gaza
The deal involves Hamas releasing 30 kidnapped children, eight mothers and 12 more women over a four-day ceasefire period, according to Israeli media outlet Haaretz.

I’m no good at mental `rithmetic. Can I get some of the “feminism is for men too” brigade to help me out with the math here. The number of men being released is 50 – 30 – 12 – 8 = ???

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
November 22, 2023 5:40 pm

Another boys’ school goes co-ed, but we won’t follow suit. Here’s why

The announcement by Newington College that it will become coeducational in the years ahead has been seized on with glee by the opponents of single-sex schools for boys as further evidence that the end of such schools is nigh.

This assertion gets framed in different ways.

Sometimes it is asserted that education in a single-sex boys’ school is a toxic influence in forming the attitudes and thinking of men.

Sometimes it is asserted that business imperatives require single-sex schools to broaden their market.

Sometimes it is simply stated as: Life is co-ed, so schools should be, too.

There is no doubt that misogyny and gender stereotypes continue to be a malign feature of Australian society. The gender pay gap, the disproportionate burden of home and family responsibilities carried by women, the prevalence of male-against-female violence and harassment, and many other well-documented issues continue to demonstrate that we have a long way to go in shaping a society characterised by respect.

However, it is not reasonable to blame single-sex education for these ills.

Given that about 95 per cent of Australian schools are coeducational, it is evident that coeducation is not the solution and that single-sex education is not the cause.

If it was, these problems would no longer bedevil us.

Likewise, the suggestion that single-sex schools are being economically imprudent by ruling out half their potential market is not supported by the facts.

There are certainly a number of single-sex independent schools that have been driven to coeducation by market forces.

However, the recent high-profile decisions to go coeducational have not been compelled by declining enrolments, and the experience of other high-profile single-sex schools suggests that demand is not falling.

In fact, scarcity of single-sex schooling options may drive up demand, on the same basis that is being seen in NSW government schools, with reference to scarce coeducational options in some areas.

The simplest assertion made by the opponents of boys’ schools is that schools should not be single-sex because life is not single-sex.

(Strangely, this assertion is rarely made against girls’ schools.)

However, the logic is invalid. It contains an unspoken assumption that there can be no valid reasons to separate boys and girls for learning during their school years.

I can think of a few.

First,

humans are a sexually dimorphic species. There are differences, on average, between boys and girls. These differences are not seen only “below the neck”. The development of the brain, the impact of hormones, and the rate of maturation are different, on average, between boys and girls.

Obviously, all students are unique and there are differences within single-sex cohorts as well. However, considering the reality of the biological substrata of the human condition could lead us to see benefits for student learning in a single-sex environment.

Second,

domains of learning are less affected by gender stereotypes in single-sex environments. Girls are less likely to be alienated from traditionally “male” subjects such as physics and maths, and boys are less likely to perceive the creative arts as feminine. Single-sex schools reduce this aspect of gender stereotyping.

Third,

there are clear benefits to reducing distraction in an educational environment, as demonstrated by the increasing concern about the ubiquity of phones in schools.

Single-sex schools reduce one set of potential distractions in the educational environment.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
November 22, 2023 5:43 pm

Sydney school strike for Palestine driven by university students

Most promotional material for a planned pro-Palestine school strike in Sydney on Friday is being generated by activist university students rather than high-schoolers, a Herald analysis of social media posts has found.

Posts on Facebook and Instagram, as well as other resources for the classroom walkout, are being produced by students associated with the Socialist Alternative and other activist groups.

But 17-year-old Eva, a high school student from Sydney’s inner west who has organised the protest with the university-based activist groups, and who did not want her last name published for safety reasons, said Minns’ comments would not deter her and the “large contingent” of students who will walk out of class on Friday.

“I got involved with the organisation for this school strike and activism around Palestine because of the extremely pressing atrocities happening,” she said. “High schoolers across Sydney, including me and other members from Students for Palestine, are the people actually organising the walkouts.”

Students for Palestine coalitions are loosely connected groups of student activists in universities across Australia. They have operated since the beginning of the October conflict, but the youth iteration “High Schoolers For Palestine Sydney” was created on November 19.

On Facebook, 35 people have liked the page. Of 12 people interacting with the page, at least 10 are currently enrolled at university.

A smaller majority of the page’s 353 Instagram followers are university-aged. On a recent Reel, 17 of the 29 comments came from non-high-school-aged students.

Resource documents set up for students were uploaded to Google Drive by a Socialist Alternative university student.

Winston Smith
November 22, 2023 5:46 pm

Nov 22, 2023 5:25 PM

Germany now arresting hamas boosters.

About bloody time. Send them back home.
Fly them there.
Save on airport fees by not landing.

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
November 22, 2023 5:49 pm

Labor & Airbus Albo are letting in 860 Palestinians trapped in Gaza with temporary visas since the outbreak of Israel’s war against Hamas on October 7.

Meanwhile Egypt who understand the Barbarians that are Palestinian Gazan People

Egypt hints military force could be used against fleeing Palestinians

Egypt’s prime minister says the country will take “all measures” to prevent Palestinians from crossing into Egypt, as the Israeli army makes preparations to enter the south of besieged Gaza.

The comments by Mostafa Madbouly in a speech to parliament were the strongest warning yet, hinting that military force could be used.

“Egypt will not hesitate in taking all measures that guarantees the protection of its borders,” Madbouly said.

Since the start of the conflict, Egypt has continually ruled out becoming a host nation for displaced Palestinians.

The North African country fears that a mass exodus of Palestinians onto Egyptian soil would nullify Palestinian demands for statehood, and jeopardise Egypt’s security and economy,

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 22, 2023 5:49 pm

Important Brih-nee news (the Courier-Mail):

Network 10 is seeking to call a lip-reading expert to analyse CCTV vision of Bruce Lehrmann and Brittany Higgins on the night that she alleges she was raped by her former colleague, a court has heard.

You leave yourself open to this sort of thing if you don’t wear knickers.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
November 22, 2023 5:52 pm

Brickworks managing director Lindsay Partridge calls for the government to import 400,000 tradies a year to solve the housing crisis

Good for brick sales.
Actual results may vary.

Johnny Rotten
November 22, 2023 5:52 pm

Rule 2.13 – Isolation and Quarantine Procedures

The Appellate Division of the Fourth Judicial Department reversed the Borrello, Lawler, Tague, Uniting NYS v. Hochul ruling. Senator George Borrello, Assemblyman Chris Tague, Assemblyman (now, Congressman) Michael Lawler and the citizens’ organization, Uniting NYS had initially sued New York Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Department of Health over Rule 2.13 “Isolation and Quarantine Procedures.” What does this mean? The state can now force ANYONE into quarantine for any reason as this is not limited to the coronavirus.

The government now has legal authority to remove residents from their homes and force them into quarantine camps. There is no age restriction. Children could be removed from their homes without parental consent. They do not need to warn citizens when they are coming or how long they must quarantine. You will be required to take any steps the state mandates, including taking medications against your will. There is no due process, no court hearing, and no rule of law as the government may now abduct citizens in the name of public health.

“This has been a ‘David v. Goliath’ fight from the beginning on many levels, so it is not surprising that the state, with its limitless resources, has effectuated a win this round. We will never stop fighting for New Yorkers against government overreach. And so, we will be appealing this calamitous decision to the Court of Appeals, our state’s highest court, which is a court of constitutional integrity, and we are confident justice for New Yorkers,” Senator Borrello noted.

You may not even take a test to determine if you are sick — the state has full authority over you and your body. This is one of the most restrictive and oppressive pieces of legislation to pass in US history and nullifies our freedoms. There is one last chance to save New Yorkers – the Court of Appeals. If they can do this in New York, they can do it anywhere. We must raise awareness of what is actually going on before it is too late.

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/disease/rule-2-13-isolation-and-quarantine-procedures/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

cohenite
November 22, 2023 5:53 pm

This poor bastard would have to be the unluckiest cop ever:

Supreme Court rejects appeal by Derek Chauvin in George Floyd case

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 22, 2023 5:54 pm

Sydney Moaning Hemorrhoid.

Egypt hints military force could be used against fleeing Palestinians

Egypt’s prime minister says the country will take “all measures” to prevent Palestinians from crossing into Egypt, as the Israeli army makes preparations to enter the south of besieged Gaza.

The comments by Mostafa Madbouly in a speech to parliament were the strongest warning yet, hinting that military force could be used.

“Egypt will not hesitate in taking all measures that guarantees the protection of its borders,” Madbouly said.

Since the start of the conflict, Egypt has continually ruled out becoming a host nation for displaced Palestinians.

The North African country fears that a mass exodus of Palestinians onto Egyptian soil would nullify Palestinian demands for statehood, and jeopardise Egypt’s security and economy,

However, Egypt has allowed thousands of dual nationals and hundreds of injured and sick Palestinians to enter through the Rafah crossing from Gaza during past weeks.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 22, 2023 5:57 pm

There is one last chance to save New Yorkers – the Court of Appeals

P.S. – subscribe now!*

*Experiences may vary. May contain traces of propaganda.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
November 22, 2023 5:58 pm

I still say the vax is Russian roulette.

Yes. We had the two AZ in 2021 thinking maybe the British vax was trustworthy protection, no reaction for me but a slightly suspicious blood-related one for Hairy who has had DVT’s and luckily was on blood thinners. Then we went off further vaxxes, but had to get a booster to travel in May 2022 as possibly might still need proof of a booster somewhere in Europe.

We had Novavax, no effect on Hairy but I got some never known before heart thumpings at the two week stage, which disappeared after two days. My Big Sis who is now nearly 83 has some newly developing auto-immune issues which might be vax related (she’s had four) and my second eldest son, aged 47 at the time, had MRI confirmed severe sinovitis in his wrists and hands with extraordinary pain and debility, which lasted three months, after two close-together Pfizer jabs.

And that’s just one family’s experience.

Now we don’t want any more Covid jabs, but I will swallow the anti-virals if necessary. I hope they’re available when we are travelling South America in March as the docs control them here so you are on your own, no you can’t have them to make your own decisions. We will pay muchos munny for these in South America if we have to, and that will be my decision, is my response. God doctors do not go down well with me.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
November 22, 2023 6:01 pm

We’re going to Argentina, after we go up the Amazon (only three months to go now) and then on to Brazil, flying home from Santiago in Chile.

Will report back re progress the Argies make with the Rabz Doctrine. 🙂

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
November 22, 2023 6:05 pm

I told my new doctor (specialist) that we were travelling hard to make up for two lost years of lockdown. She laughed at that, and told me she has a Holocaust survivor as a patient, much older than me. She says, says the doc, that she is 88, but she later admitted to me that she is really 92. She had no papers when she left the camps as a DP and put her age down, she says to make up for the years she lost in the camps.

She’s still travelling too, says the doc.

I like this doc.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 22, 2023 6:06 pm

According to a report from the ABC, the cohort have been issued with visitor visas which would allow them to remain in the country for between three and 12 months.

Which suggests a great question for 2025 Senate Estimates is how many are still in Australia?

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 22, 2023 6:07 pm

The timing should suit the Federal electoral cycle.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 22, 2023 6:09 pm

Important Brih-nee news (the Courier-Mail):

Network 10 is seeking to call a lip-reading expert to analyse CCTV vision of Bruce Lehrmann and Brittany Higgins on the night that she alleges she was raped by her former colleague, a court has heard.

Worthy of a song.

Bad Days – The Flaming Lips (1994)

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
November 22, 2023 6:09 pm

Network 10 is seeking to call a lip-reading expert to analyse CCTV vision of Bruce Lehrmann and Brittany Higgins on the night that she alleges she was raped by her former colleague, a court has heard.

Good idea.
The whole thing needs a bit more showbiz oomph. I’m also thinking:

• A psychic;
• Wig sponsorship and proper product placement;
• A surprise ex-lover witness;
• An in-court cooking masterclass;
• The studio court audience gets a vote that counts for 50% of the judgement;
• Just before the verdict, Brinny rushes across the court, throws her arms around Bruce, and cries: ‘Forgive me, David means nothing to me, it’s you I’ve always wanted…’ – [fade to crusty barristers wiping away tears]

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 22, 2023 6:10 pm

You leave yourself open to this sort of thing if you don’t wear knickers.

Mumbling?

Johnny Rotten
November 22, 2023 6:10 pm

Knuckle Dragger
Nov 22, 2023 5:57 PM

LOL. It’s from a free Blog. Please keep up with current events.

Past performance is not an indicator of future performance.

H B Bear
H B Bear
November 22, 2023 6:13 pm

Good idea.
The whole thing needs a bit more showbiz oomph. I’m also thinking:

Need more showbiz? Call Richo as a witness.

feelthebern
feelthebern
November 22, 2023 6:14 pm

The Government has released its ‘Review into Secrecy Provisions’ whose fine print contains the greatest assault on democracy and accountability in many years, writes Rex Patrick.

…But buried in this review is a bombshell. Carried out by the Attorney-General’s Department, the review report makes a key recommendation that disclosure of information that could cause a loss of trust in Government should be criminalised.

https://michaelwest.com.au/government-review-of-secrecy-provisions-an-assault-on-democracy/

The most transparent government ever…yes that what they said during the election campaign.
Imagine if this was passed in it’s current form.
Posting on the Cat about Marles using taxpayer funded jets to ferry his golf clubs around could see you charged.

cohenite
November 22, 2023 6:15 pm

Just before the verdict, Brinny rushes across the court, throws her arms around Bruce, and cries: ‘Forgive me, David means nothing to me, it’s you I’ve always wanted…’

Based on recent photos if brinny does that she’ll crush the poor bastard to death.

Winston Smith
November 22, 2023 6:15 pm

OldOzzie

Nov 22, 2023 5:25 PM
Brickworks managing director Lindsay Partridge calls for the government to import 400,000 tradies a year to solve the housing crisis
. Brickworks boss wants 400,000 tradie migrants
. Lindsay Partridge says this will help solve housing crisis

We’ll get 400000 tradies who will bring their families – wives, kids, brothers, sisters, their wives and kids, husbands, mothers fathers grandparents. All who need housing.
How do you get to be a Brickworks Manager and still be innumerate?
For the 400,000, we’ll need housing for at least 4 million people.
We deserve to lose this culture and this land if this is the quality of the people who are running the place.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
November 22, 2023 6:22 pm

How do you get to be a Brickworks Manager and still be innumerate?

As a brick.

Winston Smith
November 22, 2023 6:24 pm

Johnny Rotten:

Those 400,000 tradies will be needed to rebuild the Gaza Strip.
How about robots. I hear that they can lay bricks.

Where are they going to build them?
The Greens have a grip on the local councils and the planning departments that put Tarzans Grip to shame. And people keep voting them in.
Those robots are only going to be used on high build rabbit warrens.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
November 22, 2023 6:25 pm

Based on recent photos if brinny does that she’ll crush the poor bastard to death.

My personal collection of Brinny photos is too small and outdated to safely comment.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 22, 2023 6:26 pm

The Department of Home Affairs has confirmed 860 visas have been approved for Palestinians with connections to Australia

Does anyone really think that, should the current state of affairs be reversed, Elbow would grant almost 1000 visas to Israelis that quickly?

feelthebern
feelthebern
November 22, 2023 6:27 pm

Hamas : no drones over Gaza during the ceasefire.

Israel : no worries….(as it repositions satellites).

feelthebern
feelthebern
November 22, 2023 6:29 pm

Elbow would grant almost 1000 visas to Israelis that quickly?

You mean like the 100’s of South African farmers that have been granted visas?

@sarc

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
November 22, 2023 6:30 pm

I got involved with the organisation for this school strike and activism around Palestine because of the extremely pressing atrocities happening,

This silly girl is supporting those who condone the murder and rape of women, the chopping off of the limbs of eight year olds in front of their parents, and the beheading of babies as well as the massacre of young women just like her at a rock concert as well as kidnapping them after rapes. These were intentional acts. Hence they are true atrocities. Hamas is a terrorist group showing no concern for its own citizens, using them as human shields, and has said it will continue to attack Israel with atrocities.

So who is at fault here? Israel has tried to minimise civilian casualties and the Hamas figures of these are exaggerated. Israel needs to destroy Hamas to survive. The Palestinean ’cause’ is complex and historically fraught and little schoolgirls should keep their noses clean from Hamas before they become contaminated with some very real evil.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
November 22, 2023 6:30 pm

860 Palestinians is just the start.

I remember a few years ago reading an article about the refugees that NZ took from the Tampa. Not sure but perhaps 80.

Each subsequently got in on average 6 more (ie. parents and siblings). It then grew from there with kids and more brought it. The compounding effect is huge.

feelthebern
feelthebern
November 22, 2023 6:31 pm

Brinny Higgins : Destroyer of worlds (via thigh crushing).

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 22, 2023 6:31 pm

little schoolgirls should keep their noses clean from Hamas before they become contaminated with some very real evil.

Very well said , indeed, LizzieB!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 22, 2023 6:32 pm

What is your name?
What is your quest?
What is your favourite colour?
Go on…off you go.

Penny Wong confirms ‘appropriate security checks’ for Palestinians given temporary Australian visas (Sky, 22 Nov)

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 22, 2023 6:37 pm

Destroyer of worlds (via thigh crushing)

Said in an Ivan Drago (from Rocky IV) voice:

‘I must break you’

‘If he dies, he dies’

Winston Smith
November 22, 2023 6:38 pm

Johnny Rotten:
Good catch – while it’s only the US, that is small comfort.

The government now has legal authority to remove residents from their homes and force them into quarantine camps. There is no age restriction. Children could be removed from their homes without parental consent. They do not need to warn citizens when they are coming or how long they must quarantine. You will be required to take any steps the state mandates, including taking medications against your will. There is no due process, no court hearing, and no rule of law as the government may now abduct citizens in the name of public health.

“If Fascism ever comes to Australia, it will be wearing a white coat and carrying not a rifle, but a stethoscope”.

Are you working out yet why albosleazy wants to hand over the Quarantine and Treatment powers to the WHO?

Cassie of Sydney
November 22, 2023 6:39 pm

rosie
Nov 22, 2023 5:27 PM
Idf have been calling out in Hebrew to people using the humanitarian corridor for Israeli children to come to them.

Very sad.”

I weep.

Alamak!
November 22, 2023 6:40 pm

Good idea.
The whole thing needs a bit more showbiz oomph. I’m also thinking:

There needs to be a love-child somewhere in this whole brit+bruuce mess. One way to explain the expanding size of brit is the love-child she is growing after a recent “de-briefing” with bruce the goose – against legal advice.

Shocking, indeed. Blame it on the white-hot sexy chemistry between two otherwise dull, mid-wit ‘senior advisors’ in the cauldron of forbidden passion that is Canbra.

Chris
Chris
November 22, 2023 6:41 pm

Johnny Rotten

Rule 2.13 – Isolation and Quarantine Procedures

The Appellate Division

FFS cobber, I read that article and thought it mattered. Then at the bottom it said ‘armstrong economics’!

Was I a CHUMP or what.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
November 22, 2023 6:42 pm

Nice little historical run-down on the various Israeli special forces and the IDF and similar special forces today. Long, but interesting and informative, especially for military buffs and those, like me, who have got interested due to the TV series ‘Fauda’ and ‘Rogue Heroes’. Doran, the heartthrob from Fauda, makes a brief appearance.

Men and guns and the women who admire them. 🙂

Zafiro
Zafiro
November 22, 2023 6:44 pm

The compounding effect is huge.

At least they’ve got Haka enthusiasts to keep them in line.

cohenite
November 22, 2023 6:44 pm

My personal collection of Brinny photos is too small and outdated to safely comment.

Add these. That $3 mill has been converted to calories.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
November 22, 2023 6:45 pm

This is an amazing feat of failure considering the pro Australia/NZ candidate formed Government:

https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2023/11/another-penny-wong-f-up-china-helping-fiji-build-a-port.html

Where’s Wong atm anyway, we know Sleazy is too busy kowtowing to Winnie the Pooh. Besides who’s the Opposition Foreign Affairs shadow, I can’t even name them despite being against one of the more useless FM’s I’ve seen in my lifetime.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
November 22, 2023 6:45 pm

Idf have been calling out in Hebrew to people using the humanitarian corridor for Israeli children to come to them.

Very sad.”

I weep.

I do too, Cassie, but I also hope. You never know.

I hope the IDF have some very close eyes on these ‘family groups’ for any child who seems to be acting up or constrained in some way on hearing Hebrew.

Chris
Chris
November 22, 2023 6:47 pm

My personal collection of Brinny photos is too small and outdated to safely comment.

That security camera pic was hot.
But I didn’t even think to save it. Visions of false rape accusations after she or any of her sisters at the ABC gets herself blackout drunk are not a turn-on.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
November 22, 2023 6:49 pm

I hope the IDF are being clued-in here. Children fightened might need to be helped along a bit.

If the announcement was a female voice saying, as an authoritative teacher might, children, put your hand up NOW if you can understand me. Many might do so simply because they understoof Hebrew a bit, but you could weed those out. Any child raising a hand should be spoken to by the IDF.

feelthebern
feelthebern
November 22, 2023 6:50 pm

That security camera pic was hot.

No it wasn’t.
Other Cats have posted similar comments.
I suspect they are all closet “feeders”.

bespoke
bespoke
November 22, 2023 6:54 pm
feelthebern
feelthebern
November 22, 2023 6:55 pm

Footage of Brinny Higgins has leaked.

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

Chris
Chris
November 22, 2023 6:56 pm

No it wasn’t.
Other Cats have posted similar comments.
I suspect they are all closet “feeders”.

I am OK with you disagreeing on this Bern… after all, I am straight and have a radiant, beautiful brunette family.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
November 22, 2023 6:56 pm

Add these. That $3 mill has been converted to calories.

Good Lord.
Selflessly making Plugger Shiraz look svelte.

Sometimes a girl needs her mum to advise her on what she shouldn’t wear.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 22, 2023 6:57 pm

Nice little historical run-down on the various Israeli special forces and the IDF and similar special forces today.

Thanks, LizzieB – I’ve bookmarked that one to watch later on.

Alamak!
November 22, 2023 6:57 pm

. Brickworks boss wants 400,000 tradie migrants
. Lindsay Partridge says this will help solve housing crisis

Confusing cause and effect, looks like

And do we not have 500K+ unemployed now?

I am confused.

Winston Smith
November 22, 2023 7:00 pm

Doc Faustus:
Whilst I think your list of improvements is quite valid, I’m not sure the budget can withstand one of them:
An in-court cooking masterclass.
Unless of course you get Nigella.
Do Not Google “Voluptuous Cook Show”, unless you’re wearing a welding helmet.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 22, 2023 7:03 pm

Brickworks boss wants 400,000 tradie migrants

Funny how the migrants that come to Australia never seem to be tradies.

I saw a stat the other day that the US desperately needs 140,000 electricians just to install and service EV charging stations. And they don’t have them. Nor, I think, do we.

miltonf
miltonf
November 22, 2023 7:08 pm

Funny how the migrants that come to Australia never seem to be tradies.

actually quite a few of them are

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
November 22, 2023 7:11 pm

I’m not sure the budget can withstand one of them:
An in-court cooking masterclass.

Yes. That’s now quite apparent.

Quick Brag: I once spent 5 minutes chatting with Nigella outside Borough Markets (it turned out she was waiting for a film crew). Pitifully, I had no idea who she was until a director turned up with a cameraman and started work.
I expect she’s still asking around for my phone number.

Chris
Chris
November 22, 2023 7:11 pm

Funny how the migrants that come to Australia never seem to be tradies.

actually quite a few of them are

Agreed. And a great many of them who are not, get work in the mining camps as cooks and cleaners and trades assistants.
The ones you get to meet in the inner suburbs are heavily selected toward professionals and business types. And through churches we get to meet a few refugees too.

Johnny Rotten
November 22, 2023 7:12 pm

Chris
Nov 22, 2023 6:41 PM

LOL. All part of the free service.

And be a CHUMP if you want to be one. It’s a free country.

Free is such a good word.

miltonf
miltonf
November 22, 2023 7:14 pm

Most of the tradies I work with these days would be Skips, British, Indian, Chinese

Indolent
Indolent
November 22, 2023 7:28 pm

I was posting in the old thread.

Konstantin Kisin: Diversity is NOT Our Strength

Indolent
Indolent
November 22, 2023 7:29 pm
Indolent
Indolent
November 22, 2023 7:30 pm
Indolent
Indolent
November 22, 2023 7:31 pm

Russell Brand

So… It’s Starting

Moderna just makes vaccines, right? It’s certainly not spying on you and through its relationship with the government, controlling the vaccine debate? It is doing that.

feelthebern
feelthebern
November 22, 2023 7:36 pm

Indolent
Nov 22, 2023 7:30 PM
Rishi Sunak Was Installed As Prime Minister. Is This Why?

It was because Truss had to be removed due to her plans to wind back tax shielded assets in the UK.

feelthebern
feelthebern
November 22, 2023 7:38 pm

More OpenAI shenanigans.
What a circus.

Indolent
Indolent
November 22, 2023 7:40 pm
Helen
Helen
November 22, 2023 7:41 pm

I wonder if any of the palli gentle folk we are importing forever were also on the list that Egypt and Israel rejected earlier for passing through the Egyptian gate. 40% of that list were terrorists.

Black Ball
Black Ball
November 22, 2023 7:53 pm

Sack the lot. In Tail Wagging The Dog news:

ANZ has strongly hinted to staff that their pay packets could take a hit if they fail to meet the “behavioural expectation” of showing up to the office at least 50 per cent of the time.

The bank last year set a target for staff to spend half their time in the office because “high-performing teams need regular in-person contact with each other”.

Similar targets have been set by rivals CommBank, NAB and Westpac, which, like most other large companies, are gradually winding back Covid-era work-from-home policies.

But many employees appear to be flouting the attendance rules — The Australian Financial Review reported in June that average attendance at CommBank, NAB and ANZ remained below 50 per cent despite the directives.

Now an internal memo to ANZ staff, first shared by The Aussie Corporate Instagram page, shows the bank issuing a stern warning linking office attendance to end-of-year salary reviews and bonuses.

“Workplace attendance with regards to performance ratings,” the title of the note begins.

“Working in line with ANZ’s expectations for hybrid working, as well as any specific commitments within your team, is just like any other behavioural expectation at ANZ. This means if you don’t meet the standards expected it may factor into your performance rating and PRR [Performance and Remuneration Review] outcomes at the end of the FY24 year.

“As we look to 2024, now is a good time to reconfirm our hybrid working practices as a team. Our expectations remain the same, we have the flexibility to work up to half the time remotely, whether that’s from home or another location. This is something you have told us you value.

“On average, we expect our people globally to spend a minimum of 50 per cent of their scheduled work time in the workplace in order to nurture the ANZ culture at scale, get the best outcomes for our business, and for our own development.

“However, there may be some employees who have exceptional circumstances which warrant greater flexibility. In these cases, a temporary period of greater flexibility (i.e. up to two months) may be considered by your people leader as an informal exception to the 50 per cent minimum attendance expectation. Longer periods of flexibility will require a formal exception signed off by a [senior] leader and then by your Exco leader.”

An ANZ spokeswoman confirmed to news.com.au the email had been sent to staff in Australia, New Zealand and service centres in India and the Philippines.

“The 50 per cent expectation is not new for ANZ,” she said.

Speaking to 3AW radio in July, ANZ chief executive Shayne Elliott admitted that fewer than half his staff came into the office “on a good day”.

A survey last month found more than one-third of large Australian employers were planning to reduce the pay of staff who continue to work from home in the next three to five years.

A similar number said they expected working remotely would become a privilege earned through trust and seniority, according to the Future of Work Report 2023 by law firm Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF).

The report, which surveyed 500 senior managers at companies with more than 1000 employees around the world — including 100 respondents in Australia — found employers were using a mix of “sticks and carrots” to get workers back behind their desks.

“In Australia, we’re seeing a range of approaches for getting people back in the office,” said HSF Melbourne partner Natalie Gaspar.

“Some employers are still doing soft encouragement — such as team lunches on Wednesdays, team drinks, or extra-curricular activities on certain days. Some are using more of a direct approach — you must be in the office on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, for example. There’s only a handful of organisations mandating a full return to the workplace.”

Former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett has previously suggested public servants working from home should have their pay docked because “they are saving money”.

“The most appropriate method is if a person chooses to work from home, whatever the number of days a week, their salary is reduced by the ­reduction in costs they would have otherwise incurred,” he told the Herald Sun.

Indolent
Indolent
November 22, 2023 8:02 pm

That Tucker speech (and I can’t see where it was) is just amazing.

rosie
rosie
November 22, 2023 8:16 pm
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
November 22, 2023 8:24 pm

Cassie, the two thousand comments at the end of that piece I put up about Special Forces would warm your heart. People all over the world, especially Christians, standing firm with Israel and saying God Bless, and quoting relevant Psalms.

calli
calli
November 22, 2023 8:26 pm

I hope Lyndell doesn’t make good on his promise to “expose everything”. Unseemly. After the snip debate and discussion of Brinny’s thighs, it’s all a bridge too far.

Docduk made a comment on the OT about the desire for revenge. I don’t want revenge. I want the hostages returned and the perpetrators of crime punished.

Waiting for our flight out of Oslo – the Beloved is methodically cancelling the rest of our trip. As compensation, we get to walk through a freshly snow-covered landscape to the terminal, which is already decked in lights and festooned Christmas trees. I might even buy some Nordic decorations as mementos.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
November 22, 2023 8:26 pm

I’m just thinking, with all of the super-duper Special Forces, providing intel as well, what on earth happened that the 7/10 attacks came as such a surprise?

Eternal Vigilance from now on. Has to be so.

shatterzzz
November 22, 2023 8:33 pm

Brickworks managing director Lindsay Partridge calls for the government to import 400,000 tradies a year to solve the housing crisis

Great thinking & from the MD of a construction company to boot ..FFS! ..!
400 000 + dependants .. will live where whilst they are tackling the housing shortage? ………

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
November 22, 2023 8:36 pm

Docduk made a comment on the OT about the desire for revenge. I don’t want revenge. I want the hostages returned and the perpetrators of crime punished.

I want the hostages returned. But more than that.

I want Hamas destroyed. Which doesn’t mean killing every young deluded fool who has taken up their cause, as long as they weren’t part of the 7/10 massacre or any other crime. But I want no more tunnels and no more rocket firings. I want no more schooling Palestinean children in hatred, and more co-operation with the idea of IsraeI as a Jewish homeland where Arabs also have rights. I want economic development and an agreement to be peaceful neighbours. I want a de-fanged Islam which ignores or reinterprets creatively some of their Holy Writ, an Islam that moves in the spirit of Abraham, common to the three religions of the Book.

calli
calli
November 22, 2023 8:38 pm

In my view, the Israelis were conned by the “humanitarian” blackmail foisted on them by countries with no skin in the game. Specifically, allowing huge numbers of obviously hostile Gazans into southern Israel to work.

We now know these buggers actively spied, informed on and participated in the atrocity. In other words, they tortured, murdered and abducted people who were kind to them.

There is no lower creature on the human scale than this. That is why justice dine and seen to be done is essential.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
November 22, 2023 8:39 pm

I don’t mind some attention being given to Brittany’s obvious stress-eating. That is fair comment.

However, I get a bit edgey when thunder thighs are being a topic of ridicule.

Women do tend to put on weight there first, unless they are metabolic in the tummy. And some of us do both. I have put on six kgs since Covid began, so it starts to get personal. 🙂

OldOzzie
OldOzzie
November 22, 2023 8:39 pm

Send miners to parliament and students to work, Gina Rinehart says

Tom Rabe and Brad Thompson

Australia’s richest person Gina Rinehart has called on the mining sector to push its own workers and advocates into parliament, so they can tear up environmental regulation she warns is jeopardising the industry’s ability to maintain its current levels of production.

In a speech to mining executives and Liberal leader Peter Dutton at her Roy Hill mine on Wednesday, Mrs Rinehart took aim at Prime Minister Anthony Albanese for taking overseas trips to spruik trade while his government was handcuffing local industry.

“Platitudes and press releases move precisely zero tonnes of iron, copper, nickel, rare earths or any other mineral,” Mrs Rinehart says in a copy of the speech seen by The Australian Financial Review.

“The reality of what the government is doing with its excessive and complicated tape, and the risk of bad policies being introduced, is that we risk not even achieving replacement tonnage to maintain current production, let alone massively expanding across a range of minerals and metals.”

In a speech quoting Winston Churchill, drawing from Margaret Thatcher and interspersed with a video clips from Elon Musk and Canada’s conservative opposition leader Pierre Poilievre, Mrs Rinehart made a rallying cry to the mining industry to push its way into Australian parliament.

Mr Dutton was expected to address the event, as well as former governor general Sir Peter Cosgrove, who was expected to beam in via a holographic video.

“Now I’m suggesting something in addition, encourage and support people from our industry, to put themselves up for parliament.

We need strong people in government, not afraid to stand up for common sense, and for mining,” she said.

Advocate for mining

The mining mogul called for people to devote “no less than 15 minutes” each day to advocating for the industry.

“Be this via letters to media or government, comments online, social media, or as members of political parties, grab those minutes, whether it be waiting in doctors or dentists surgeries or airports, waiting for food orders, riding in planes, buses or trains,” she said.

She also suggested the federal government consider moving departments to the vast Pilbara in WA’s north-west to “learn about where Aussie’s revenue is generated”.

Mrs Rinehart lamented delays to her McPhee iron ore project in the WA Pilbara, which she revealed would now be “lucky” to even reach production in 2025.

It was revealed this week Mrs Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting was appealing to the WA environment minister to change “onerous” conditions imposed on the McPhee project by the state’s environmental protection agency.

“These kinds of delays make Australia increasingly unattractive for investment and if they occur for a relatively small project, 1.5 per cent of WA’s iron ore production utilising mainly existing infrastructure, what hope do larger projects have,” she said.

Mrs Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting needs satellite projects like McPhee to feed into its Roy Hill infrastructure with the private company’s flagship mine and biggest money spinner expected to start running out of ore soon after 2030.

The mining mogul also took a swipe at immigration policy, which commentators like HSBC chief economist Paul Bloxham and Future Fund chairman Peter Costello have linked to rent shortages and pressure on interest rates.

The migration surge – 500,000 arrivals in the past year – is seen as a way to address labour shortages but Mrs Rinehart wants the government to relax restrictions on pensioners, university students and non-violent prisoners working.

“Where is the sense in restricting our own citizens from working while bringing in more immigrants when our hospitals already can’t cope?” she said.

‘Outstanding’ Dutton

Mrs Rinehart described Mr Dutton as an “outstanding leader”. She also revealed her admiration for Tesla founder Elon Musk, who she said was one of the most “interesting and successful men in the world”, before playing a YouTube clip where he called for the repeal of rules and regulations that became counterproductive.

Mrs Rinehart, who turns 70 in February, hit out at the latest generation of university graduates who in some cases were too fussy about the tasks required of them and “work-shy”.

“Too often today, youngsters who’ve been to uni don’t want to do work they think is below them, and want to jump into senior roles for instant success skipping the hard metres, perhaps with the feeling that their private education or time at uni means they should pick and choose what work they do,” she said.

“I think part of my success was, despite a private education and, with what was required back then, high enough marks to get into uni that this didn’t give me such an attitude.

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
November 22, 2023 8:39 pm

According to a report from the ABC, the cohort have been issued with visitor visas which would allow them to remain in the country for between three and 12 months.

Send them to Yuendumu. Aurukun or Alice Springs. They’ll be glad to get back the mild disputes of Gaza.

Muddy
Muddy
November 22, 2023 8:39 pm

A lengthy story about a 6th of Jan victim, Matthew Perna.

The word ‘extraordinary’ doesn’t come close to covering the persecution some of these people have been subjected to, and the willingness of many to cover for the torturers.

‘Torture is normal. Necessary. Good. You should thank us. You should demand to be next, to not have to wait for it.’

I’m not sure how accurate the following quote is, as I lifted it from a Powerline commenter:

“Never again will you be capable of love, or friendship, or joy of living, or laughter, or curiosity, or courage, or integrity. You will be hollow. We shall squeeze you empty, and then we shall fill you with ourselves.” ? George Orwell, 1984.

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
November 22, 2023 8:43 pm

In my view, the Israelis were conned by the “humanitarian” blackmail foisted on them by countries with no skin in the game. Specifically, allowing huge numbers of obviously hostile Gazans into southern Israel to work.

It was in the few years of election after election, under the governments of Bennett and Lapid that didn’t include Likud.

shatterzzz
November 22, 2023 8:43 pm

Penny Wong confirms ‘appropriate security checks’ for Palestinians given temporary Australian visas (Sky, 22 Nov)

Not bad coming from the same Dept. that claimed it couldn’t repatriate ISIS wives/kid from Kurdish refugee camps due to “safety” concerns but, apparently, has improved procedure(s) enuf to thoroughly check Palis icredentials in a full-on war zone …… LOL!

Alamak!
November 22, 2023 8:46 pm

Great thinking & from the MD of a construction company to boot ..FFS! ..!
400 000 + dependants .. will live where whilst they are tackling the housing shortage?

bricks … the answer to all of life’s little problems. just pay the 400k in bricks until they have built their own houses. land to be taken from Teal electorate parks and golf clubs.

sound like a fair deal all round?

Dunny Brush
Dunny Brush
November 22, 2023 8:47 pm

Wong’s permanent withering looked worked, sort of, in opposition. Less so in power. Being a bully in gubbermint has diminishing returns. Humourless too. Is there a worse trait than lack of humour.? The boring, menacing left’s Achilles heal.

shatterzzz
November 22, 2023 8:53 pm

Send them to Yuendumu. Aurukun or Alice Springs. They’ll be glad to get back the mild disputes of Gaza.

I’m guessing the “we luvs ya’s all” signs are already & waiting in Biloela …….!

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
November 22, 2023 8:54 pm

cohenite
Nov 22, 2023 6:15 PM

Based on recent photos if brinny does that she’ll crush the poor bastard to death.

Bruce sentenced to snu-snu?

feelthebern
feelthebern
November 22, 2023 8:56 pm

snu-snu?

Lol, was hot & cold on Futurama but that was a good episode.

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
November 22, 2023 8:57 pm

What a fantastic painting Dover. Thank you muchly!

rosie
rosie
November 22, 2023 8:57 pm

Excellent point that it muslims that have ethnically cleansed their countries, from Jews, from Christians, from Yadizi and any other minority you could think of, including Sunnis in Syria.
good video on the history of Israel

Armadillo
Armadillo
November 22, 2023 8:59 pm

I’m thinking that this “Hostage swap for Prisoners” deal might not be a bad thing from the Israeli perspective. Yeah, I know, at first glance it might not seem to be that fair. It’s a swap of 150 Palestinian prisoners (mainly terrorists and murderers) in exchange for 50 innocent civilians.

But here’s the rub. The Palestinian jailbirds are going to be released back into Gaza I’d assume. They were at least “safe” inside an Israeli prison to a certain extent (in that Israel could hardly execute them without international condemnation).

They are about to be released back into a war zone, and with all the dangers that entails. I suspect that Israel has the technology and means to track them every second of their short lived freedom, and their chances of the safety of re-entering a prison cell ever again would be minimal.

Once the last hostage is released, all bets are off. Israel has clearly stated its “end game”, and I expect they absolutely mean it.

Expect to see more “prisoner” for hostage releases. I’d be surprised if Israel isn’t “champing at the bit” to empty their prisons of Palestinian terrorists completely.

Ultimately, these “prisoners” are dead men walking. And in many cases, they are going to end up being bait for Hamas itself.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
November 22, 2023 9:03 pm

Brickworks are into development and land banking as well. Honest players would have divulged this and real journalists would have found this out or known it.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
November 22, 2023 9:04 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

Nov 22, 2023 8:39 PM

I don’t mind some attention being given to Brittany’s obvious stress-eating. That is fair comment.

However, I get a bit edgey when thunder thighs are being a topic of ridicule.

Let’s just say she’s not as perky as she was in her pre-TimTam phase.

Women do tend to put on weight there first, unless they are metabolic in the tummy. And some of us do both. I have put on six kgs since Covid began, so it starts to get personal.

Yes.
I think it was JC who revealed you were 92 years old and 120 kegs.
Quite cruel.

feelthebern
feelthebern
November 22, 2023 9:04 pm

and land banking as well

It’s how the Milner family has generated most of their wealth.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
November 22, 2023 9:05 pm

Sorry.
Did I say “revealed”?
I meant “claimed”.

Armadillo
Armadillo
November 22, 2023 9:07 pm

Remember the “end goal”. The annihilation of Hamas by any means necessary.

The leaders and fighters of Hamas will not be able to keep away from these “prisoners”. They will be celebrated as hero’s. And every touch will leave a trace.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
November 22, 2023 9:10 pm

Three things are going on with the hostage problem.

1. Israel wants them released, alive. That’s what the population wants, and that’s what the unity government wants.

2. Israel also wants, as far as is feasible, to mollify the international community. Which isn’t possible, but a bit of calming oil poured unto their troubled waters will do a lot of good. Israel can say “we did it your way, as you asked us to” if it all goes to crud.

3. After nearly 7 weeks of high energy effort the IDF could do with a rest and reorganization. A pause will allow redeployment and re-energization of the battalions in the front line, and possibly allow a clean and unimpeded rotation of units.

Of these three I think #3 is actually uppermost in the factoring. But if they can get hostages released that has a big internal political bonus. Plus it’s a really good thing to happen, if it can really happen. Hamas are not at all trustworthy of course so we can’t know what twists will occur.

Cassie of Sydney
November 22, 2023 9:11 pm

“Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Nov 22, 2023 8:36 PM”

Nicely said Lizzie.

I want justice. Justice is a fundamental tenet of the Torah. There is no forgiveness until there is justice. The pursuit and application of justice is why Golda Meir and her government, after the slaughter of Munich, initiated and authorised Mivtza Za’am HaEl, in English it is known as Operation Wrath of God. Golda Meir, every Israeli, in fact every Jew on the planet understood that the only way Jew killers will face justice is if Israel pursues and punishes them. That’s why the Munich murderers were hunted down, that’s why Israel did what it did at Entebbe, that’s why Israel targets its enemies.

Over the last few weeks Israel has captured many Hamas operatives. Like Israel did with Eichmann, I want these Palestinians tried, sentenced and executed. Only then will there be justice for the murdered, the butchered, the slaughtered, and the raped.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
November 22, 2023 9:11 pm

The leaders and fighters of Hamas will not be able to keep away from these “prisoners”. They will be celebrated as hero’s. And every touch will leave a trace.

A very fair point.

Dastardly. Like it.

Cassie of Sydney
November 22, 2023 9:13 pm

good video on the history of Israel”

rosie, he’s one of my favourite youtubers. He’s fab. He’s done a recent one on the ethnic cleansing of Jews from Arab lands….worth watching.

JohnJJJ
JohnJJJ
November 22, 2023 9:14 pm

I’m thinking that this “Hostage swap for Prisoners” deal might not be a bad thing from the Israeli perspective
Perhaps that was the aim of Hamas all along. They are after one or two of the Hamas jihadis, either known or unknown, in jail in Israel. Take hostages, slaughter innocent people, inflame Israel, then the lowest deal is a prisoner/hostage swap.

Black Ball
Black Ball
November 22, 2023 9:19 pm

Listening to the Ray Hadley program it appears the Maritime Union of Australia were very supportive of the port blockade yesterday or whenever it was by anti Israel morons. Advertised on their Facebook page.
Apologies if mentioned earlier

Damon
Damon
November 22, 2023 9:19 pm

“I got involved with the organisation for this school strike and activism around Palestine because of the extremely pressing atrocities happening,”

Amusing. If an Islamist kills revellers in London, it’s terror. In Israel, it’s political, and justified resistance against oppression.

Dot
Dot
November 22, 2023 9:19 pm

ANZ has strongly hinted to staff that their pay packets could take a hit if they fail to meet the “behavioural expectation” of showing up to the office at least 50 per cent of the time.

The bank last year set a target for staff to spend half their time in the office because “high-performing teams need regular in-person contact with each other”.

Boomer nonsense.

Make other people suffer because you cant stand other people to be individuals. If they underperform, fire them. No customer-facing, no urgent internal customers? Then you rarely need to be on site. Even most IT stuff can be done remotely.

cohenite
November 22, 2023 9:19 pm

I don’t know, the law and moderate reaction doesn’t work:

At 11 am this Sunday, a gay mob is planning to turn up out the front of a large Catholic family’s home in Brisbane – a family that I know and love and which has supported me through some very tough times.

This mob has been organised by a lesbian activist and Greens candidate, Bel Ellis. She is also a prominent sponsor of the Wynnum Fringe and Bay Pride LGBT festival. Ellis is incensed that this Catholic family opposes a gay pride march through a children’s park and wading pool this Sunday.

So now she is attempting to intimidate this family in their own home. Despite a visit from the police, Ellis continues to post maps and images of this family’s home online and now thinks that she is clever because she is calling for a gay ‘picnic’ in a small park directly opposite this residence.

To make matters worse, key organisers and promoters of the gay pride march have actually liked and supported Bel Ellis’ threatening social media posts. They claim that they did so in the name of inclusion.

You can see Ellis’ threatening rants in a video I have put together on my webpage:

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
November 22, 2023 9:19 pm

Thanks FTB, I went down that rabbit hole. Even if they weren’t land banking they seem smart people who would make money anyway.

Dot
Dot
November 22, 2023 9:20 pm

wading pool

This won’t end well.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
November 22, 2023 9:23 pm

I want these Palestinians tried, sentenced and executed.

Likewise – I want them given a fair trial, sentenced to death and executed.

cohenite
November 22, 2023 9:26 pm

That shit about the alphabet idiot was from Bernard Gaynor. He’s fighting the good fight but with a lot of the jurisdictions sympathetic at the very least to the queers, it’s a good losing fight.

Black Ball
Black Ball
November 22, 2023 9:27 pm

Dr Faustus
Nov 22, 2023 6:09 PM

Just magnificent.

Dot
Dot
November 22, 2023 9:27 pm

Brickworks managing director Lindsay Partridge calls for the government to import 400,000 tradies a year to solve the housing crisis

Why can’t we just import bricks?

(Chortle)

miltonf
miltonf
November 22, 2023 9:27 pm

Thanks for posting the article about Gina’s speech OldOzzie. A truly great woman. The political class really are trying to sabotage the economy and impoverish us.

Dot
Dot
November 22, 2023 9:29 pm

Network 10 is seeking to call a lip-reading expert to analyse CCTV vision of Bruce Lehrmann and Brittany Higgins on the night that she alleges she was raped by her former colleague, a court has heard.

Why not just go the whole hog and ask Shirley Maclaine what really happened?

I’ll see if Coast to Coast AM has anyone better and report back.

Dot
Dot
November 22, 2023 9:30 pm

Opponents of single-sex schooling?

Dude.

What about opponents of compulsory and public schooling?

We’re the real Bwana Devils.

Dot
Dot
November 22, 2023 9:32 pm

Why am I seeing that f***ing baby (son of Norf FC) with a red beret everywhere online all of a sudden?

He’s more ubiquitous than those damned Pit Vipers were a month or so ago.

JC
JC
November 22, 2023 9:32 pm

That shit about the alphabet idiot was from Bernard Gaynor. He’s fighting the good fight but with a lot of the jurisdictions sympathetic at the very least to the queers, it’s a good losing fight.

As a home owner It’s not the protest in itself that would concern me. Could you imagine that deformed pig standing in front of your house? That’s the stuff nightmares are made of.

Dot
Dot
November 22, 2023 9:34 pm

I respect Bel Ellis and everything he does.

Crossie
Crossie
November 22, 2023 9:36 pm

JohnJJJ
Nov 22, 2023 9:14 PM
I’m thinking that this “Hostage swap for Prisoners” deal might not be a bad thing from the Israeli perspective
Perhaps that was the aim of Hamas all along. They are after one or two of the Hamas jihadis, either known or unknown, in jail in Israel. Take hostages, slaughter innocent people, inflame Israel, then the lowest deal is a prisoner/hostage swap.

I don’t think that was the plan at all. As IDF have already dispatched quite a few Hamas bigwigs while clearing out the tunnels I doubt all this was worth one or two jihadis in Israeli jails. But then again Hamas are not exactly rational.

JC
JC
November 22, 2023 9:36 pm

Why can’t we just import bricks?

We do. Danish bricks are the best looking in the world.

https://www.randerstegl.com/en/wall-bricks

Dot
Dot
November 22, 2023 9:37 pm

I see a lousy communist prevert has downvoted my pure, essential opinions.

Bill P
Bill P
November 22, 2023 9:37 pm

Cohenite
That $3 mill has been converted to calories.
Eye bleach required. WTF was she thinking?
I’ve seen better legs on an Alcock & Brown billiard table
Stick to your cute owls.
Are you there JC? Or are you still butchers?

Crossie
Crossie
November 22, 2023 9:41 pm

Dot
Nov 22, 2023 9:27 PM
Brickworks managing director Lindsay Partridge calls for the government to import 400,000 tradies a year to solve the housing crisis

Why can’t we just import bricks?

(Chortle)

We are importing bricks.

Black Ball
Black Ball
November 22, 2023 9:41 pm

It also appears that Yasmin Catiey’s hubby is a life member of the MUA. Might be a problem, might not. Interesting to see what emerges.

Dot
Dot
November 22, 2023 9:42 pm

It’s now officially autism season.

rosie
rosie
November 22, 2023 9:42 pm

Every pro Israel twitter post is getting flooded with dead baby porn.
Some of it is fake but a lot is real.
As the gentleman said in the vid I linked it’s never the fault of muslims.
Not hamas, not rockets fired by hamas, not the people who support hamas, definitely not people who refused to move their children and babies from the northern Gaza war zone but would rather they were dead cannon fodder.
Muslims; they have no values, they do not believe in the sanctity of life and good luck with ripping out the pages of the koran that justify their barbarity.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
November 22, 2023 9:44 pm

As a home owner It’s not the protest in itself that would concern me. Could you imagine that deformed pig standing in front of your house? That’s the stuff nightmares are made of.

By all means be critical.
But whatever you do, don’t use the trigger phrase … “Thunder Thighs”.

JC
JC
November 22, 2023 9:48 pm

Are you there JC? Or are you still butchers?

I am here, Bill. I’d rather forget I saw that picture CL posted. Those horrors aren’t legs, they’re boab trees, which unfortunately are a protected species and can’t be eradicated.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
November 22, 2023 9:50 pm

JC

Nov 22, 2023 9:36 PM

Why can’t we just import bricks?

We do. Danish bricks are the best looking in the world.

https://www.randerstegl.com/en/wall-bricks

Those slimline bricks look cool.
We’ve got some in features in our place in “half-height” bricks, and they look really smart.
Obviously they are labour intensive to lay though.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
November 22, 2023 9:51 pm

Speaking of things that are labour intensive to lay, did you lot see the pictures of Britnah?

Bill P
Bill P
November 22, 2023 9:52 pm

boab trees
Many lols

JC
JC
November 22, 2023 9:54 pm

I see Marty’s blowhole is hanging around in the shadows.

C.L.
C.L.
November 22, 2023 9:55 pm

Interesting Kennedy fact for this memorial day…

Jackie Kennedy wore her famous pink Chanel suit in Dallas at her husband’s request. It was his favourite. It was never washed and is now in the US National Archives in Maryland in its own temperature-controlled, permanently dark room. It cannot be seen by anybody until 2103 – at which time the Kennedy family will make a decision about extending or removing this restriction. Nobody knows what happened to the matching pillbox hat. It was most likely given to – or souvenired by – her personal secretary, Mary Gallagher (with her in Dallas), who was cagey about the subject in the years prior to her death last year.

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  1. Headline of the day: The Matildas and Arsenal weapon tasked with filling Kerr-sized hole Fnarrr.

  2. And puts lie to the media’s claim that he held a firearms licence “for recreational purposes”.

  3. The word doing the rounds (as yet unsubstantiated) is a total ban on “recreational” firearm use. Can see a lot…

  4. Outstanding. Just outstanding commentary on the current semitic sentiment in this country. The back end of a Gray Connolly piece…

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