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Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 11, 2024 5:54 pm

Peter Dutton wants consumers to consider boycotting Woolworths because its stores won’t sell Australia Day merchandise on January 26. Labor responded this was ‘culture war’.

Labor has been going on all yesterday and today about Woolies price gouging customers.

Now they’re supporting Woolies in a culture war against Australia Day.

If I were Woolies I wouldn’t let a single Labor pollie into their stores, you can’t trust them for a minute.

PM puts supermarket giants on notice over mega profits, gouging (11 Jan)

Cost of living and electricity prices are hurting voters? Look, squirrel!

Crossie
Crossie
January 11, 2024 5:54 pm

? Zali Steggall MP
@zalisteggall
?Freedom of speech is not a right to spread disinformation and misinformation. This is a global concern. Democracies work best when engaging in healthy debates, not stifled by underhanded desperate tactics designed to divide and polarise voters.

Zali is another MP who has no idea of what is her job. What’s more the ignorant twit has the nerve to lecture the population on the meaning of debate.

My dear girl, it is not disinformation or misinformation when you don’t like the other side’s reasonable contributions. If your information has a factual base it will defeat the others’ statements. Don’t you like when the other side has better facts?

calli
calli
January 11, 2024 5:56 pm

The smartarse Krauts just destroyed their Australian retail strategy a la Bud Light.

Correct.

I was about to spend a lot of money next week at Aldi, stocking up on blankets and other items.

They can go do something cruel and unusual to themselves.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
January 11, 2024 6:05 pm

What’s IGA up to? Will they be offering Australia Day items?

They rely a lot on country towns, so they bloody well should get with it.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 11, 2024 6:09 pm

Freedom of speech is not a right to spread disinformation and misinformation.

Ironically the whole Teal political manifesto is disinformation and misinformation, since they’re all about saving a planet which isn’t threatened.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 11, 2024 6:14 pm

johanna

It comes from the regular male denigration of a stupid, unpleasant or nasty person as an “@rsehole”. Feel free not to join in.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 11, 2024 6:16 pm

What’s IGA up to? Will they be offering Australia Day items?

Good point. I’ll ask at my local I.G.A. next time I’m there.

Crossie
Crossie
January 11, 2024 6:18 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Jan 11, 2024 6:05 PM
What’s IGA up to? Will they be offering Australia Day items?

They rely a lot on country towns, so they bloody well should get with it.

The Reject Shop always has lots of Australia Day merchandise. I haven’t checked this week but expect it’s the same this year.

Crossie
Crossie
January 11, 2024 6:20 pm

Bruce of Newcastle
Jan 11, 2024 6:09 PM
Freedom of speech is not a right to spread disinformation and misinformation.

Ironically the whole Teal political manifesto is disinformation and misinformation, since they’re all about saving a planet which isn’t threatened.

Tut, tut Bruce, their disinformation and misinformation is for our own good.

JC
JC
January 11, 2024 6:22 pm

Zumy on Twitter. Funny British dude.

ZUBY:
@ZubyMusic
I have a theory that the entire British Empire thing was really just a quest for decent weather, hot women, and tasty seasonings… And it all got a bit out of hand.

Countries never been invaded by Britain:

??Andorra
??Belarus
??Bolivia
??Burundi
??CAR
??Chad
??Congo
??Guatemala
??Ivory Coast
??Kyrgyzstan
??Liechtenstein
??Luxembourg
??Mali
??Marshall Isl.
??Monaco
??Mongolia
??Paraguay
??São Tomé
??Sweden
??Tajikistan
??Uzbekistan
??Vatican

Top Ender
Top Ender
January 11, 2024 6:23 pm

Australia has taken a critical step toward acquiring 220 Tomahawk missiles with the US Congress approving the sale of a $370 million weapons systems package to fire the missile.

The Australian government last August announced it would procure the world-class long-range missile – to be one of only three nations with them – under a $1.7 billion acquisition.

The advanced weapon is seen as critical to the Australian Defence Force’s strategic plan to hold adversaries at bay at long range and is for use by the Royal Australian Navy destroyers and submarines when they are acquired later.

Daily Tele

JC
JC
January 11, 2024 6:23 pm

The double ?? were the flags.

johanna
johanna
January 11, 2024 6:28 pm

I don’t think the Minister understands the concept of inclusive.

I don’t think the Minister understands the concept of citienship.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 11, 2024 6:30 pm

Australia has taken a critical step toward acquiring 220 Tomahawk missiles with the US Congress approving the sale of a $370 million weapons systems package to fire the missile.

Help me here. We have the missiles, we just have to buy the ships to fire them from?

calli
calli
January 11, 2024 6:31 pm

The trouble is, people with little money shop at Aldi. They have no ability whatsoever to walk away because fake “virtue”. It’s like Bud, but different. There are lots of other beer brands out there.

In Australia, the market is dominated. Two grocers hand in hand, one discount and one relatively expensive independent.

The proles are cooked.

Dot
Dot
January 11, 2024 6:33 pm

Might be time to accuse Aldi of being moustache men.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
January 11, 2024 6:34 pm

The Reject Shop always has lots of Australia Day merchandise.

Likewise the Asian “dollar”shops.

Top Ender
Top Ender
January 11, 2024 6:34 pm

Lotsa whinging from Mansell Mark II in Hobart:

A Tasmanian Aboriginal leader has once again called on the Prime Minister to urgently change the date of Australia Day from January 26.

“It’s hurtful, it’s racist and it needs to be changed,” Nala Mansell said.

Ms Mansell said Australia was possibly the only country in the world that still held its national day of celebration on the day marking the invasion or colonisation of that country.

“It shows the world that Australia is so relentless in its denial of the injustices committed against Aboriginal people,” she said.

“The invasion of Tasmania saw nearly a whole race of people completely wiped out as a result of invasion.

and

“We had over 4000 people attend the street march and rally in nipaluna/Hobart last year and there were over 200 in Devonport.”

Population of Hobart in 2016 was 206,097. 4000 is 1.9% of that….

Meanwhile in the same article:

Do you think the date of Australia Day should be changed from January 26?
Yes 29 %
No 71 %
66 votes

Voting is still on if you can climb the Mercury paywall

Indolent
Indolent
January 11, 2024 6:34 pm

Dr. John Campbell

DNA and Florida

Dot
Dot
January 11, 2024 6:36 pm

The woke white, middle aged, poorly tertiary educated women who think racism is all about them might get drowned out by level headed Asians in future years.

Top Ender
Top Ender
January 11, 2024 6:36 pm

Zulu, the Hobart-class destroyers can fire Tomahawk.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 11, 2024 6:36 pm

Amazing to see the hivemind has gone the full “Colesworth are our friends and saviours” at the drop of a hat.

All of a sudden the cruel, rapacious exploiter of underpaid employees and suppliers has hagiographies written that would shame mother Theresa.

Winston Smith
January 11, 2024 6:37 pm

Cassie of Sydney:

People were shit scared, they were not shit scared of the “whities”, no, no, no, they were shit scared of the middle eastern scum who’d organised convoys of cars to drive through the Shire, smashing cars, intimidating people and using physical violence.

Have you seen the price of caltrops lately?
It must be the inflation.

Indolent
Indolent
January 11, 2024 6:38 pm
Rosie
Rosie
January 11, 2024 6:38 pm
calli
calli
January 11, 2024 6:39 pm

The point is not where you can buy Australia Day merchandise, it’s the fact that our grocery chains, who once sold it at obvious profit, have decided to stop offering it for sale.

Not because it’s unprofitable, but because they deem it unpopular because they are as dumb as excrement.

We have just had a referendum that has decisively rejected this type of garbage. But they persist because their woke marketing departments are basically unteachable. Sack the lot of them and hire people who can do the job. Now.

Indolent
Indolent
January 11, 2024 6:39 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 11, 2024 6:44 pm

A Tasmanian Aboriginal leader has once again called on the Prime Minister to urgently change the date of Australia Day from January 26.

“It’s hurtful, it’s racist and it needs to be changed,” Nala Mansell said.

Your terms are acceptable sir. A better date is 22 August, when in 1770 James Cook claimed possession of Australia for His Maj George III.

Dot
Dot
January 11, 2024 6:46 pm

Not because it’s unprofitable, but because they deem it unpopular because they are as dumb as excrement.

They listen to losers on Reddit!

Dot
Dot
January 11, 2024 6:47 pm

Mark down 22 August as another public holiday.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 11, 2024 6:47 pm

Mike Johnson Suffers Brutal Defeat as Republicans Revolt

He obviously learned nothing from McCarthy’s faceplant.
Well sir FAFO, tell us when you are ready to get real.

miltonf
miltonf
January 11, 2024 6:47 pm

Not one Scotch old boy but two in the anal administration. What is it with snotty nosed skools and the hard left?

Dot
Dot
January 11, 2024 6:48 pm

I am going to repost something again because I think it is very important to the culture wars. Possibly of global significance if the Redditor was talking crap.

miltonf
miltonf
January 11, 2024 6:49 pm

Not because it’s unprofitable, but because they deem it unpopular because they are as dumb as excrement.

big Australian businesses seems to hate Australia like US ones hate America. Very strange and not acceptable.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 11, 2024 6:49 pm

Zulu, the Hobart-class destroyers can fire Tomahawk.

Thanks for sorting that one, Top Ender.

Dot
Dot
January 11, 2024 6:49 pm

NOT talking crap…

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
January 11, 2024 6:50 pm

Chinese manufactured Australia Day merchandise would have been ordered months ago. Some may be stuck on ships or wharves due to the ongoing “go slow” on our wharves. Asian “dollar shops” have disappeared from this country town, Reject shop remains.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 11, 2024 6:51 pm

“It’s hurtful, it’s racist and it needs to be changed,” Nala Mansell said.

I find “National Sorry Day” just as hurtful and just as racist. The date must also be changed.

Cassie of Sydney
January 11, 2024 6:53 pm

Blog is slow.

Indolent
Indolent
January 11, 2024 6:53 pm
Crossie
Crossie
January 11, 2024 6:54 pm

A Tasmanian Aboriginal leader has once again called on the Prime Minister to urgently change the date of Australia Day from January 26.

“It’s hurtful, it’s racist and it needs to be changed,” Nala Mansell said.

And then the new date will be hurtful and will need to be changed. Stuff ’em, we will celebrate history because it has brought us a great country.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
January 11, 2024 6:57 pm

Aldi Australia will not be stocking Australia Day merchandise

Aldi products are shonky copies of local products with names that are minimal pairs of what they copy – like Chocolate Mint Sluices, or Binghams Chicken Kevs, aren’t they?

Perhaps they will provide products for Austria Lady on June rarely 26.

Rosie
Rosie
January 11, 2024 7:00 pm
Indolent
Indolent
January 11, 2024 7:03 pm
miltonf
miltonf
January 11, 2024 7:04 pm

A Tasmanian Aboriginal leader

who appoint this creep as an “aboriginal leader’? The meja?

Indolent
Indolent
January 11, 2024 7:05 pm

Yes, they’re determined to go after their political opponents, never the criminals.

Merrick Garland Says Department of Justice Will Speed Up the Hunt for Non-Violent January 6 Protestors

Cassie of Sydney
January 11, 2024 7:09 pm

I understand why people shop at Aldi, but I’ve never been a fan. I really like my local IGA, although it is dearer.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 11, 2024 7:10 pm

wondering why Tasmania voted no

Kimberly Aborigines would have said Mansell Mark 2’s mother had “bin eaten white bread.”

Dot
Dot
January 11, 2024 7:10 pm

Posted again for posterity.

Of interest regarding the culture wars.

Everyone should read this.

https://www.reddit.com/r/TheoryOfReddit/s/v6k5KkqQqE

The reply in question. Note the transsexual flair of the poster. Political interference by the FBI and vicious slander involving literally hundreds of death threats (where are the police reports?)

——————

I help run AgainstHateSubreddits. We were responsible for getting a lot of the moderators of the largest subreddits in 2019&2020 together to demand a sitewide rule against hate speech & hate groups.

As part of that, for the past 7 years I’ve deep-dived into the history of hate groups / Ideologically Motivated Violent Extremism & Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism groups on this site, as well as studying / researching the effects of moderation standards.

Moderators aren’t (by and large) hostile. There were a large number of extremist subreddit operators, but those had mostly left the site by the end of 2021.

The propaganda about bad moderators was primarily pumped out by the extremist subreddit operators – specifically the people who operated CringeAnarchy and The_Donald.

I know this because I and people I collaborated with got invited into their backrooms, where we got front row seats to their efforts.

They left the site due to the fact that they chose to criminally harass and send death threats to Reddit employees, and Reddit dropped a hammer — and then in 2022 they largely decamped to Twitter when Elon made a bid to buy the site.

Also because of the implementation of the Moderator Code of Conduct and sanctions applied for Community Interference.

When they did, the 24/7/365 deluge of death threats, hatred, harassment, and etc largely ceased. There were still dedicated harassers; those got shut out by safety changes made to the API & to how automoderator & the sitewide antiabuse systems process notifications pushed to users.

The point of all that is this: The problem subreddit operators were invited by Reddit for the better part of a decade, but were mainly gone by now.

I loathe the “we’re going dark indefinitely / turning subreddits NSFW” “protest”, particularly because the same people who were driving CringeAnarchy and The_Donald had kept operators in place in a lot of subreddits running simple but useful bots, and those people were in turn the ones running a mod discord server, and saying “Go dark indefinitely”, “turn the subreddit to NSFW”, and encouraging moderators to dash themselves against reddit, because making reddit die is those manipulative actors’ goal.

The protest was launched to signal that Reddit needed to fix their app & not break tools & moderation collective efforts. It was hijacked.

Another part of what I’ve done over the past 7 years is research what the TOS was every year, what admin policies were, etc.

There was a time, ~10 years ago, when Spez said Nazis would not be allowed on the site. Then it sold to Wired, Ellen Pao fixed a lot of liabilities, and he came back. When he did, he had changed his view to “tackling hate is hard”, and inconsistently applying content policy.

There’s a very good possibility that coontown and the other subs in summer 2015 were closed because Joshua Ryne Goldberg was operating out of them while a federal LEO investigation was underway targeting him.

Jailbait was closed not because of the content but because ViolentAcrez was trying to hand it over to a group that was also probably under us federal LEO investigation.

It took 2 years after the sitewide rule against hate speech and hate groups, to ban MGTOW – which had been quarantined explicitly because an FBI sentencing brief on a thwarted incel spree shooter described the group as a gender-based IMVE group.

2 years and a constant campaign of reporting.

When Spez both had the userlevel privileges / group privileges to directly edit database fields and the lack of impulse control that led to him doing so … on top of ignoring how The_Donald was setting the site on fire every day and running off good faith users and communities …

I don’t think he’s actively evil. I think he just had a responsibility towards millions of users, tens of thousands of communities, investors, and etc and stood by and did nothing while evil people ran rampant — until he was forced to do something.

If I had known in 2013 what I know now, I would have steered clear of Reddit, and found ways to force UCHISPs to proactively c&p violent extremist group usage of services.

bons
bons
January 11, 2024 7:11 pm

Calli, I must dispute the comment that people with little money shop at Aldi.

A glance around our local Aldi carpark gainsays that proposition. A more accurate definition is ‘people who prefer to be economical with their money’ shop at Aldi.

Oh, and of course the farmers with their four trolly monthly shop.

It is an interesting phenomena that people who you would assume should shop at Aldi because of their financial circumstances tend to stick to Colesworth and can be quite sneering about Aldi.

It is not typical perhaps but I have seen a couple of Maserati SUV’s and a bunch of Jag SUV ‘s at the local store. My old farm truck feels shamed.

calli
calli
January 11, 2024 7:12 pm

Chinese manufactured Australia Day merchandise would have been ordered months ago.

Catalogues are prepared likewise. The artwork is done well in advance.

Winston Smith
January 11, 2024 7:12 pm

Email sent to: [email protected]
David.
Will you be asking about the Genocide in South Africa of the White Farmers?
Or is your sense of outrage limited to Israel?
Bob Sewell…

Address supplied.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
January 11, 2024 7:16 pm

PM puts supermarket giants on notice over mega profits, gouging (11 Jan)

That really is precious.

His great scheme for fighting the cost of living crisis is to tell private businesses to reduce their prices even though their costs continue to go up.

When I was a child – like, Year 1 (by the modern reckoning) – I asked my Dad why we didn’t just print more money (although not in those precise words) so everyone could be a millionaire.

I think that Albo is at about that level of economic sophistication.

All that effort flensing blubber of his post-cervical hulk, and the engineers and masons pressed into service to refashion his snaggleteeth into a facsimile of a smile – but the brain for which they are meant to be ambassadors is still a low wattage vacuum tube affair.

Like an air-spoil and GT stripes on a model-T.

Oh, and a tape deck playing Tay-Tay.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
January 11, 2024 7:21 pm

A Tasmanian Aboriginal leader

So not are we only to be vilified for having extinctified Tasmanian Aborigines, but also for not listening to their current leaders.

Am I getting that right?

Muddy
Muddy
January 11, 2024 7:22 pm

Australia has taken a critical step toward acquiring 220 Tomahawk missiles …

Any truth in the rumour that each state police force is to ‘loaned’ a handful? Vicpol already has the required launchers I believe?

Muddy
Muddy
January 11, 2024 7:23 pm

to BE loaned…
*Sigh*
So much potential, so little attention to detail.

Rabz
January 11, 2024 7:24 pm

Cats! 🙂

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 11, 2024 7:24 pm

That really is precious.

Nah, it’s just usual Labor BS. They’re getting stick from the focus groups on cost of living and that $275 they promised to save us. So they need an Emmanuel Goldstein to ritually blame. Hence bashing Colesworth for gouging (which they ain’t really, since they’re being raped by Bowen’s electricity price due to all the fridges etc they have to run).

Voters will see through it of course, but it feeds the lefty MSM chooks. Cynical, who me?

Dot
Dot
January 11, 2024 7:25 pm

I’m not offended by my comment being downvoted, I would like to know why though, it has been dot since I started talking about it.

If you can’t understand the original poster may have serially harassed (working with US law enforcement) and slandered people to a level of global political significance, then you should stay in your own lane.

PS – they justify keeping a subreddit regarding predation of children open.

bons
bons
January 11, 2024 7:25 pm

We were just informed that the three young Kelpie thugs that have been staying with us and reducing the place to ruins are about to undertake a long journey to SA and face two years of training. Poor brats, we will miss them.

They came to us when their owners went OS because their senior dog was bitten in the inside ear by a spider and wound up in doggie hospital as a very sick lady.

Their hand announced that he wasn’t prepared to care for the young dogs without the old lady being there to keep them in line. So they came to us.

The vets have just announced that the old lady’s future lies on the retirement couch on the back verandah. Her working and training days are over because of the bite.

So the little guys are off to a niece in SA who breeds and trains working dogs. Good luck to them. She scares the hell out of me.

Dot
Dot
January 11, 2024 7:26 pm

dot – -> done

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 11, 2024 7:26 pm

What’s Reddit?

miltonf
miltonf
January 11, 2024 7:28 pm

When I was a child – like, Year 1 (by the modern reckoning) – I asked my Dad why we didn’t just print more money (although not in those precise words) so everyone could be a millionaire.</

don’t forget the serious spectacles

Rabz
January 11, 2024 7:28 pm

For a bit more sparseness – still the greatest song in human history …

miltonf
miltonf
January 11, 2024 7:29 pm

sorry I was referring to this…

All that effort flensing blubber of his post-cervical hulk, and the engineers and masons pressed into service to refashion his snaggleteeth into a facsimile of a smile

don’t forget the serious spectacles

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
January 11, 2024 7:34 pm

What’s Reddit?

Here is Herodotus’ account:

A chicken walked into a public library, marched up to the desk and said, “Book, book, book, book.”

So, the librarian handed the bird a book, the chicken accepted it and then left.

Ten minutes later, the chicken returned, threw the book on the desk and said, “Book, book, book, book.”

Once again the librarian handed the chicken a book, the chicken accepted it, and then left.
Ten minutes later, the chicken was back again! It marched up to the librarian, threw the book on the desk, then said, “Book, book, book, book.”

The librarian handed the chicken a third book, but this time decided to follow the bird. She watched the chicken hurry down the street and stop at a pond, where there was a frog sitting on a lily pad.

The chicken showed the book to the frog, but the frog just shook its head and said, “Read it, read it, read it, read it.”

Apparently the chicken was Persian, which is why he recorded the story.

Rabz
January 11, 2024 7:37 pm

Shut. It. Down.
Fire. Them. All.

As of yesterday. 🙂

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 11, 2024 7:37 pm

Here you go Rabz, this has been going around in my head all week for some reason or other.

Sneaker Pimps – 6 Underground (1996)

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 11, 2024 7:39 pm

The chicken showed the book to the frog, but the frog just shook its head and said, “Read it, read it, read it, read it.”

Ah.

Got it.

Dot
Dot
January 11, 2024 7:42 pm

I shit you not KD what I found is a gold mine of intrigue and underhanded BS.

Roger
Roger
January 11, 2024 7:48 pm

I’ve just seen Lisa Wilkinson’s autobiography in the bargain bin for $7.45.

RRP $45.00

Chuckle.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 11, 2024 7:51 pm

This might be the greatest depiction of “men without chests” Ive seen.

Hes literally like one of those funko pop dolls.

https://twitter.com/DavidShoebridge/status/1745213740474302601

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 11, 2024 7:53 pm

I shit you not KD what I found is a gold mine of intrigue and underhanded BS

Fair enough. I think I heard of it somewhere along the line, but have never actually looked at it.

I assume it’s an open slather hotbed of nuffery where anything decent gets swamped.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 11, 2024 7:56 pm

Hes literally like one of those funko pop dolls

This intrigued me, so I looked.

Surely that’s an oversize head photoshopped onto an eight year old’s body.

Dot
Dot
January 11, 2024 7:58 pm

KD

The little prick I quoted single handedly claims to have The_Donald subreddit booted off Reddit through some extremely dubious accusations of criminal behaviour.

Any men’s rights stuff was yeeted as being “incel male violent extremism”.

Some of their work was claimed from spamming complaints for two years straight.

You are correct though. An absolute nuff nuff.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
January 11, 2024 7:58 pm

I’ve just seen Lisa Wilkinson’s autobiography in the bargain bin for $7.45.

Wilkinson has aged like wine or cheeses that reached its peak in its cheap early stages.

In the outside she is a dry grey wrinkled rind, and a bitter tart vinegar on the inside.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 11, 2024 8:01 pm

Dot
Jan 11, 2024 6:36 PM
The woke white, middle aged, poorly tertiary educated women who think racism is all about them

That’s “poorly tertiary credentialled”. They are far from being educated. Many who left school at 14 or 16 in the mid-twentieth century had far broader basic knowledge, and could read, write and add up.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 11, 2024 8:01 pm

Albo should send Shoebridge to Gaza to hand rat packs out to the locals. It’d be the most productive thing he’s ever done.

Cassie of Sydney
January 11, 2024 8:01 pm

For those Sydney Cats who are interested, please register for this…

Australians United Against Anti-Semitism
Never Again Is Now – Sydney 4 February
Sun 4th Feb 2024, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm AEDT

https://events.humanitix.com/never-again-is-now-sydney?_kx=YrRhP37Vx7BqbvB2lvNb4bsNfLfN-CDIiARWK-Mvyn5VEjYXugqlUXeYx10SwaqJ.RGeGiv

I know some have registered. It is very important that we have have thousands of people attending.

SAY NO TO JEW HATRED

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 11, 2024 8:01 pm

The water table rising nicely in D-town, if my backyard is anything to go by.

Only 45 mm so far today, but another 300 coming in the next four days and a bit more after that.

A breath of wind by Tuesday next week, and any remaining mahoganies left standing by Cyclone Marcus in 2017 will be guts-up.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 11, 2024 8:06 pm

Surely that’s an oversize head photoshopped onto an eight year old’s body.

His dad was no better

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 11, 2024 8:09 pm

miltonf
Jan 11, 2024 7:04 PM
A Tasmanian Aboriginal leader

who appoint this creep as an “aboriginal leader’? The meja?

The TAC is essentially comprised of her family, it would have been decided over a BBQmof illegally harvested abalone.

A bit like AusFlag and the Pedestrian Council are essentially Harold Scruby, his family, and a long-running series of government grants.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
January 11, 2024 8:09 pm

For those Sydney Cats who are interested, please register for this…

I’m in Perth and it’s too far for me to come, but I’ll be there in spirit, Cassie.

Along with a lot of other Çats, I’m sure.

Winston Smith
January 11, 2024 8:10 pm

Top Ender:

A Tasmanian Aboriginal leader has once again called on the Prime Minister to urgently change the date of Australia Day from January 26.
“It’s hurtful, it’s racist and it needs to be changed,” Nala Mansell said.

A big fat whinge from a member of the Aboriginal Royalty.
Still cranky about 60% of Australia telling her to piss off.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 11, 2024 8:10 pm

Indolent
Jan 11, 2024 7:05 PM
Yes, they’re determined to go after their political opponents, never the criminals.

Merrick Garland Says Department of Justice Will Speed Up the Hunt for Non-Violent January 6 Protestors

They’re not even bothering to pretend there was an “insurrection” now.

Winston Smith
January 11, 2024 8:12 pm

Top Ender

Jan 11, 2024 6:36 PM
Zulu, the Hobart-class destroyers can fire Tomahawk.

How about our subs? Not the 12th of Never subs, but our Collins Class.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 11, 2024 8:12 pm

His dad was no better

Eagle comics. Now, there’s a blast from the past!

calli
calli
January 11, 2024 8:14 pm

Heh. The penny just dropped, knowing the lead time on the Aldi catalogues. This is for the “special buys”, not the fresh stuff which is added in just before printing.

They expected “Yes” to get up. There can be no other explanation. They mis-read Australia.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
January 11, 2024 8:15 pm

Surely that’s an oversize head photoshopped onto an eight year old’s body.

His dad was no better.

I never knew that the Mekon wore red underpants before.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 11, 2024 8:21 pm

What’s Reddit?

It’s like Craigslist but the sex is gayer & angrier.

Roger
Roger
January 11, 2024 8:22 pm

They expected “Yes” to get up. There can be no other explanation. They mis-read Australia.

What’s Woollies’ excuse?

They’d taken down the Voice stuff at least 6 weeks before the referendum, having determined there were only negatives attached to supporting it.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
January 11, 2024 8:22 pm

They expected “Yes” to get up. There can be no other explanation. They mis-read Australia.

What’s clear is that the so called elites aren’t very bright. They get their opinions and judgments from each other, reality doesn’t get a look in.

Very much like the chat robots. And m0nty.

Cassie of Sydney
January 11, 2024 8:22 pm

Someone has down ticked “SAY NO TO JEW HATRED”.

I think it says a lot about that ‘someone’

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 11, 2024 8:26 pm

Cassie, if you what to laugh in this dark times, follow Aaron Berg on twitter.
Canadian Jewish comedian living in NY.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 11, 2024 8:28 pm

@aaronbergcomedy

JC
JC
January 11, 2024 8:40 pm

First comment, Bern

Aaron Berg
@AaronBerg7
·

Happy insurrection day everyone! Never forget, our country was almost taken over, by a bunch of unarmed guys, who stayed within the velvet ropes. #Jan6th #NeverForgetJanuary6th

Rabz
January 11, 2024 8:42 pm

This might be the greatest depiction of “men without chests” I’ve seen

LOL, Mole – it is indeed.

Roger
Roger
January 11, 2024 8:44 pm

What’s clear is that the so called elites aren’t very bright. They get their opinions and judgments from each other, reality doesn’t get a look in.

It makes me marvel at how perceptive mid-20th C. sociological commentators like James Burnham & David Riesman were.

A bit cryptic, perhaps…but I’ll leave it to the initiative of those whose attention has been piqued to follow them up. Judiciously used, the internet is a wonderful resource in that regard.

Digger
Digger
January 11, 2024 8:49 pm

How about our subs? Not the 12th of Never subs, but our Collins Class.

A decision was taken in 2022 to upgrade the Collins to be capable of firing Tomahawks during their Life of Type extension refits.

I would imagine that the nod was given by the Americans before that announcement was made…

P
P
January 11, 2024 8:49 pm

Many who left school at 14 or 16 in the mid-twentieth century had far broader basic knowledge, and could read, write and add up.

I was 14. I got by and still do.

Rabz
January 11, 2024 8:56 pm

What’s clear is that the so called elites aren’t very bright

Perfesser Emersoni being a signal example.

Six months, lots of taxpayers’ munnee and some “recommendations” at the end the obscene ridiculous farce.

Which solves the “cost of living crisis” engineered by certain braindead socialist forkwits (BIRM).

Dot
Dot
January 11, 2024 8:58 pm

Argentine President Javier Milei keeps on winning!

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2024/jan/08/feminists-under-attack-ultra-right-threat-milei-argentina-writer-exile-luciana-peker

What a load of shyte:

All feminists are under attack’: ultra-right threat in Milei’s Argentina forces writer into exile
The new president’s rightwing supporters are targeting journalists and women’s rights activists – but the fight goes on

It’s a literal genocide!

Dot
Dot
January 11, 2024 9:02 pm

As for that Guardian article, bursting with confected nonsense that not winning an election means your opponent automatically turns into Hitler:

It’s riddled with crap that women are oppressed unless they enslave men. If girls stand up to boys, they take their jobs? Sure buddy. Just ignore the legally enforced gender equality. Real psycho shit. No abortion means women get killed en masse too.

Delusional. Classic toxoplasmosis you can expect in South America.

Dot
Dot
January 11, 2024 9:03 pm

I should add, hyperbolic.

Rabz
January 11, 2024 9:04 pm

Argentine President Javier Milei

He no doubt has a love of Hong Kong Money.

And yes, Rog – he has a classic Welsh Rugby players’ coiffe, saddened as we are by the recent untimely demise of JPR Williams. 😕

Rabz
January 11, 2024 9:08 pm
cohenite
January 11, 2024 9:09 pm

Boys, while I know that while you are definitely not gay, the subject of bottoms and poo apparently fascinates you. You just can’t help talking and ‘joking’ about it.

Fuking oath. Arses are the stuff of life.

Cassie of Sydney
January 11, 2024 9:11 pm

Murray Watt is a buffoon.

Roger
Roger
January 11, 2024 9:12 pm

And yes, Rog – he has a classic Welsh Rugby players’ coiffe, saddened as we are by the recent untimely demise of JPR Williams.

Indeed, Rabz.

‘ night!

Gabor
Gabor
January 11, 2024 9:16 pm

Dot
Jan 11, 2024 7:25 PM

I’m not offended by my comment being downvoted, I would like to know why though, it has been dot since I started talking about it.

Dot, I neither up nor down voted your post, I simply have no idea what you are on about.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
January 11, 2024 9:20 pm

Albo reckons he’s going to defuse the regional tensions by sending Penny Wong to the Middle East.

He’s right, you know.

I’ll feel a whole lot safer knowing the Wongbot is out of our country!

JC
JC
January 11, 2024 9:20 pm

Get a load of this.

Elon Musk
@elonmusk
·
15h
Do you want to fly in an airplane where they prioritized DEI hiring over your safety? That is actually happening.
Quote
James Lindsay, anti-Fascist
@ConceptualJames
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18h
Let’s have a close look at Boeing and DEI!

Boeing’s corporate filings with the SEC reveal that in beginning 2022, the annual bonus plan to reward CEO and executives for increasing profit for shareholders and prioritizing safety was changed to reward them if they hit DEI targets.
show more:

Let’s read “more”

James Lindsay, anti-Fascist
@ConceptualJames
·
18h
Up to 40% of the executives’ potential pay is in that “annual incentive pay program” which is tied to hitting DEI targets. For those just catching on, DEI doesn’t have anything to do with aircraft manufacturing or safety.

https://twitter.com/ConceptualJames/status/1745110176372339167

Earlier, I read that competent American airline pilots are quite smart, having estimated IQs of around 120 plus. DEI programs are putting people in cockpits with estimated IQs of 80 to 90. The age of incompetence has reached the point where lives are now in danger.

Dot
Dot
January 11, 2024 9:21 pm

Gabor

I found a twerp on Reddit who claims to have the Donald Trump supporters sub forum deleted by his harassment of them and has slandered its moderators as having committed serious crimes.

He also claimed to be working with law enforcement. He might be delusional.

Other claims were that for the past eight years, he has worked to have what he calls hate speech taken offline – MAGA Republicans, libertarians and mens rights groups. It’s a tranny, BTW, who can act like a protected class on Reddit.

Alamak!
January 11, 2024 9:23 pm

Albo reckons he’s going to defuse the regional tensions by sending Penny Wong to the Middle East.

Roving ambassadoress for the ME would be a great assignment for Lady Wong who is Never Wrong.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 11, 2024 9:24 pm

He no doubt has a love of Hong Kong Money.

Word. That one got me to a disco classic I haven’t heard for a long while.

Cameo – Word Up (1986)

He has a really serious codpiece!

Dot
Dot
January 11, 2024 9:27 pm

Now it’s time for a rant!

WTF HAPPENED TO SCOTLAND!!!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12945227/Fears-grow-SNPs-plan-ban-conversion-therapy-Scotland-campaigners-warn-create-chilling-effect-free-speech-criminalise-parents.html

Parents who refuse to allow their children to change gender would face up to seven years in jail under SNP plans to ban “conversion therapy”.

Hmmm.

What the f$&@ happened to the land of the Campbells, the Macdonalds, Rob Roy, The Black Watch, Hadrians Wall, the unconquerable Picts – “Invictus”, King Robert de Brus, Sir William Wallace, Admiral Bertram Ramsay and several British generals & Field Marshals like Governor Macquarie & Haig?

That’s before you get to the Scottish intellectuals; scientists, engineers, philosophers and economists who were giants among men and changed the world too, not to mention the swashbuckling Scottish explorers of the Empire.

WHAT THE F$&@ HAPPENED?!

JC
JC
January 11, 2024 9:28 pm

The average IQ of USAF pilots is about 120, and the figures I’ve seen for major airline pilots range from 115 to 130.

By contrast, the mean IQ of grads from two of those United Airline *HBCU “partners” is about 85 to 90, based on the average SATs at those schools. (The SAT correlates reasonably well with IQ.)

To put this into context, the HBCU IQ averages are within 10 points of the threshold for what is considered “borderline intellectual impairment,” while the pilots IQ averages are within 10 points of what is considered “intellectually gifted.”

I’ll add that IQ is a well-studied and well-known predictor of job performance, especially for quick-processing and mentally-demanding occupations like major airline pilot.

*HBCU = Historically black colleges and universities.

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
January 11, 2024 9:30 pm

WTF HAPPENED TO SCOTLAND!!!

Emigration and immigration.

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
January 11, 2024 9:32 pm

Albo reckons he’s going to defuse the regional tensions by sending Penny Wong to the Middle East.

I fervently hope that the Israelis insist that senator Wong see that 43 minute video.

miltonf
miltonf
January 11, 2024 9:33 pm

What the f$&@ happened to the land of the Campbells, the Macdonalds, Rob Roy, The Black Watch, Hadrians Wall, the unconquerable Picts – “Invictus”, King Robert de Brus, Sir William Wallace, Admiral Bertram Ramsay and several British generals & Field Marshals like Governor Macquarie & Haig?

That’s before you get to the Scottish intellectuals; scientists, engineers, philosophers and economists who were giants among men and changed the world too, not to mention the swashbuckling Scottish explorers of the Empire.

Anyone with initiative or get up and go left Scotland early last century at the latest. Sir William Wallace was supposed to be a kinsman of my great grandmother for example.

JC
JC
January 11, 2024 9:34 pm

JC
Jan 11, 2024 9:20 PM

Quotes are a little jumbled.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 11, 2024 9:34 pm

It’s All About The Money And Profile news (the Hun):

As previously reported:

An experienced ABC radio host who was sacked only hours after sharing a social media post about the war in Gaza claims she was discriminated against because of her Arab background.

Fill-in host for Sydney’s Mornings radio, Antoinette Lattouf, was fired by the ABC last month after reposting a story by Human Rights Watch alleging Israel was using starvation as a weapon in Gaza.

But:

On Thursday, Ms Lattouf announced she had hired workplace lawyer Josh Bornstein

Uh. Hang on.

as she expanded her allegations in her Fair Work claim against the ABC, including what she said was “systemic discrimination”.

Mr Borstein works for notorious ambo-chasers Maurice Blackburn.

Ms Lattouf alleged that despite the ABC’s rhetoric about “diversity and inclusion”, the broadcaster was “currently an unsafe workplace for journalists who are people of colour”.

Ms Lattouf is a very mild, milky coffee arrangement. With a massive honker, by the way, which explains why all her profile pics are front-on.

She claimed journalists from diverse backgrounds were on the brink of resigning because of “unfair scrutiny”,

Translated: ‘Can’t use my job to promote personal views.’ The horror.

and feared the national broadcaster would “throw them under the bus”.

Fat chance. Mr Bornstein:

“Since October 7 and the ensuing conflict in the Middle East, it has become notorious in the media industry that Arab and Muslim journalists are being intimidated, censored and sacked,” Mr Bornstein said.

Righto buddy.

“We are seeking a detailed, public apology and compensation for harm to reputation and for distress and humiliation … and the imposition of penalties on the ABC to deter it from repeating this conduct.”

Mr Bornstein said Ms Lattouf would also be seeking an order that the ABC offer her a commensurate role back on air

So he wants taxpayer cash for Lattouf, taxpayer cash for him, and for Big Nose to get her job back.

Bornstein also represented SBS soccer commentator Scott McIntyre. This particular specimen married a Japanese girl and moved to Nippon, then complained on Twatter in 2015 that this country should sack Anzac Day because atomic bombs were bad and also said Australian troops committed mass rape during WW2, rather than making a more accurate statement about the Japs doing exactly that.

Bornstein arranged a settlement. After that McIntyre and his missus split up, after which he was arrested by the Japanese jacks for trying to force his way into his ex-in-laws’ joint.

Nice bloke. Good choice of clients, Bornstein.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 11, 2024 9:36 pm

Wrong Aaron Berg JC.

JC
JC
January 11, 2024 9:41 pm

Okay thanks.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 11, 2024 9:42 pm

WHAT THE F$&@ HAPPENED?!

A summarised answer from Trainspotting:

It’s shite being Scottish!
We’re the lowest of the low!
The scum of the f*cking Earth!
The most wretched, miserable, servile, pathetic trash, that was shat into civilisation!
Some people hate the English, I don’t! They’re just wankers!
We, on the other hand, are colonised by wankers!
Can’t even find a decent culture to be colonised by!
We’re ruled by effete assholes!
It’s a shite state of affairs to be in Tommy,
and all the fresh air in the world won’t make any f*cking difference!

Also, they allied themselves with the French from 1295 to 1590.

That’s what happened.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 11, 2024 9:43 pm

Ms Lattouf alleged that despite the ABC’s rhetoric about “diversity and inclusion”, the broadcaster was “currently an unsafe workplace for journalists who are people of colour”.

She claimed journalists from diverse backgrounds were on the brink of resigning because of “unfair scrutiny”,

Fight you ABC bastards, fight.

miltonf
miltonf
January 11, 2024 9:44 pm

SBS soccer commentator Scott McIntyre.

Never heard of the creep. Another BA (Comms) no doubt.

Pogria
Pogria
January 11, 2024 9:45 pm

Cassie,
I have registered. Have organised someone to shut the chooks away before dark. Will dogs be accepted? I am considering bringing my Chihuahua X along. He loves people but, he also enjoys a bit of biff, especially if someone looks the wrong way in my direction. 😀

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 11, 2024 9:45 pm

WA offers up 8pc of all its land to traditional owners

exclusive
By paige taylor
Indigenous Affairs Correspondent, WA Bureau Chief
9:23PM January 11, 2024
9 Comments

Western Australia is preparing to hand over control of 8 per cent of the state to traditional owners, opening up 142 remote Aboriginal communities to home ownership and outside investment for the first time if that is what the communities want.

The Cook Labor government is drafting a bill to smooth the transfer of the vast estate known as the Aboriginal Lands Trust out of the hands of a statutory body established by government when church missions closed more than 50 years ago.

The lands trust covers 20 million hectares, comprising 284 parcels of land, five pastoral leases and 142 permanent Aboriginal settlements. It is home to an estimated 12,000 Indigenous people.

The trust’s highly restrictive tenure rules have locked up land from development and made Indigenous people public housing tenants for life in communities across Australia’s northwest.

While the proposed transfer of control of trust land to traditional owners has had bipartisan support in WA, The Australian has been told there is some trepidation inside the government.

Senior government figures are concerned that progressing decisively and overtly on the policy could trigger a campaign like the one led by the Pastoralists and Graziers Association to kill off WA Labor’s Aboriginal heritage laws in 2023.

“The Cook government is committed to delivering on its ­objective to divest the ALT estate into the direct control of Aboriginal people and entities, to facilitate social and economic outcomes that can be delivered through land tenure,” the Cook government told The Australian in a written statement.

“A draft bill is being prepared for parliament to remove barriers to divestment and open up more opportunities for Aboriginal people living on the ALT estate.

“The draft bill has been informed by consultation with ­Aboriginal community residents, native titles parties and other stakeholders and will be subject to a further round of consultation.

“A key outcome of legislative change is to maximise opportunities for Aboriginal land ownership and management and economic activity.”

The government’s move is the latest push to give Indigenous Australians more direct control of their future after the failed voice referendum, which would have established a national Indigenous advisory body guaranteed in the Constitution. On October 14, only 39.9 per cent of legal votes were in favour of this change and there was not a majority or close to a majority in any of the six states.

While the Albanese government is yet to detail its Indigenous affairs agenda in the wake of the defeat, Northern Australia Minister Madeleine King has revealed she intends to use the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility – a loans scheme – to create opportunities for home ownership in remote Aboriginal communities.

In the communities where NAIF invests, residents could ultimately buy a house on a 99-year lease, a system akin to that used for all land ownership in the ACT.

Not all communities are enthusiastic about the Cook government’s reforms because they like the controls the Aboriginal Lands Trust provides. Others are ­already trying to unravel the lands trust’s complex tenure rules so that their people can buy their homes and enter tourism joint ventures with financiers. The only community close to achieving this so far is south of Broome at Bidyadanga, where the community has worked for more than four years towards its goal of turning the former Pallotine mission into a town.

On the Dampier Peninsula north of Broome, the Bardi Jawi Niimidiman Aboriginal Corporation has been negotiating with the state government to end the land trust’s hold over the region so that traditional owners can make the most of tourism opportunities along the stunning coast. Currently no banks or financiers will touch projects on Aboriginal Lands Trust land on the Dampier Peninsula because the tenure is so uncertain. For example at Cape Levique, an investor is waiting with $30 million to reopen the dormant Kooljaman wilderness resort in a joint venture with traditional owners but is unwilling to commit until the project’s land tenure can be guaranteed.

Ed Wensing, a special adviser to SGS Economics and Planning, has written about the ways in which the rules of the Aboriginal Lands Trust hold remote communities back and how that can be changed to facilitate home ownership and economic development.

“The current arrangements are frozen in time,” Dr Wensing, a research fellow at Australian National University and the University of NSW, told The Australian.

“They are from what we call the protectionist era … they only give Aboriginal people use and benefit of the land, it does not give them equity or the ability to use the land as collateral for economic development.”

WA Aboriginal Affairs Minister Tony Buti said: “We see land tenure change as a significant step in the economic and social transformation of remote Aboriginal communities”.

“It is an extremely complex process, and it takes time, but it is a priority for our government, and I am committed to ensuring we see positive and impactful change for these communities,” Dr Buti said. “As a government, we must continue to remove barriers, such as the inflexible land tenure arrangements, unresolved native title issues and support the local delivery of public services, capacity building, training, and business assistance to start or expand Aboriginal enterprises. This will assist Aboriginal people to identify and negotiate opportunities that reinforce their native title rights and present new ventures for their community.”

Proponents of the changes say pastoralists do not need to fear the divestment of the Aboriginal Lands Trust to traditional owners. They believe the reform will mean more not fewer commercial opportunities. They point to the success of the partnership between traditional owners and proprietors of the award-winning El Questro resort in the Kimberley, where the state government helped the Wilinggin people and The G’day Group sweep aside a complicated pastoral lease in favour of a straight-forward deal between the two parties. The resort is thriving and The G’day Group leases the rest of the property from the traditional owners, retaining the right to conduct tourism activities over the whole of the former pastoral lease area.

The deal guarantees employment and training for local youth and the G’day Group purchases carbon credits from the traditional owners’ cool burning program that enables the resort to advertise net zero emissions.

Pogria
Pogria
January 11, 2024 9:50 pm

I was 14. I got by and still do.

P,
when you were fourteen, your schooling was greater x 100 than the today’s average Uni graduate.

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
January 11, 2024 9:51 pm

The resort is thriving and The G’day Group leases the rest of the property from the traditional owners, retaining the right to conduct tourism activities over the whole of the former pastoral lease area.

Aboriginal ownership doesn’t mean they need to turn up and do anything. It allows them to reap a royalty off someone else’s commercial enterprise.

Muddy
Muddy
January 11, 2024 9:52 pm

People of Colour.
Are those at the other end of the spectrum (People of No Colour) Translucents or Transparents? Perhaps we might abbreviate those to simply ‘Trans.’ No-one else seems to be using that at the moment.

What about People of Partial Colour and People of Intense Colour (POICs)?
People Allergic to Colour?

Rabz
January 11, 2024 9:52 pm

As well as seventies Welsh rugby players, Rock Chicks are verging on the edge of extinctification, Cats – this is not a good thang. 😕

When did anyone last see a young womanage getting around like Miss Ellen in the clip above?

About the only place you might see them nowadays is the Civic Hotel on a Friday evening, not that I would ever arrange gatherings of convenience to ascertain if they have indeed yet met their figurative tarpit after the meteor strike …

Pogria
Pogria
January 11, 2024 9:53 pm

oops, the “the” was superfluous.

miltonf
miltonf
January 11, 2024 9:53 pm

cool burning program– what the eff is that?

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
January 11, 2024 9:54 pm

She claimed journalists from diverse backgrounds were on the brink of resigning because of “unfair scrutiny”,

It’s not fair. Someone has been checking whether they actally do anythinng productive.

JC
JC
January 11, 2024 10:00 pm

Hilarious notes posted to a vid of a 50 plus old half decent looking American woman saying she can’t find the perfect man.

some of the heartless comments posted over the vid.

Get a cat.

You ignored “them” for 30 years.

The wall is a scientifically proven fact.

Gummi Bear
@gummibear737
·
2h
If you’re going to spend your life searching for the Hollywood conception of “true love” then you’re likely going to end up with lots of cats

https://twitter.com/WallStreetSilv/status/1745354860151673204

Pre-Musk, this funny stuff would’ve been banned.

Pogria
Pogria
January 11, 2024 10:01 pm

What about People of Partial Colour and People of Intense Colour (POICs)?
People Allergic to Colour?

Muddy,
I think it was last night, I caught a bit of Bolta while channel surfing. He was showing footage of another self-styled Abo Leader. A very white one of course. If I recall correctly, here name was Diane Kerr. A perfesser also, natch. She is pushing for Abo healing and medicine instead of white man crap, as she calls it.

She was whiter than most Anglos, of course. Wearing a possum skin cloak, tick. What was really funny though, she was hugely obese, had barely any teeth, but was serious about Abo stuff called “Green Weed”. Sigh…

Dot
Dot
January 11, 2024 10:09 pm

This is curious.

If I had known in 2013 what I know now, I would have steered clear of Reddit, and found ways to force UCHISPs to proactively c&p violent extremist group usage of services.

The little arsehole wishes he basically denied his political enemies access to the internet at all.

Frank
Frank
January 11, 2024 10:20 pm

*HBCU = Historically black colleges and universities.

It will be interesting to see how the lightworker fares against the promised AI plagiarism checks.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 11, 2024 10:23 pm

Dot.
Persuade yourself you are fighting demons/ Nazis and it allows you the freedom to act out your mose base desires, because you are doing ” good”.

” Sure I look at cp, molest cats and am a 200kg bed bound landwhale, but I’m fighting Nazis on the internet so I’m a good person”.
Many such cases
Monty
Sad
Low energy.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
January 11, 2024 10:23 pm

Evening

Coles via the Westfarmers fwit CEO and his vacuous teal daughter have been restricting Aus day merch for a while. Woolies and now the kraut Aldi can take a long walk off a short peir. Dutton is on fertile ground.

Okydoc. GV hwy from Strathmerton to Shep is a disgrace. Fwoar Shep has changed.

Into Bendigo tomorrow. Some backroads needed thru Barnadown to avoid the flooding round Rochester.

Night all, LOL I felt cool ss soon as the sun disappeared.

Frank
Frank
January 11, 2024 10:24 pm

It’s like Craigslist but the sex is gayer & angrier.

Thought it was more for the types that cry when they wank.

Top Ender
Top Ender
January 11, 2024 10:28 pm

No, Winston, re Tomahawk from Collins-class.

cohenite
January 11, 2024 10:33 pm

A little while ago someone posted a link to a nuclear plant which had been delayed by green tape. Does anyone still have the link?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 11, 2024 10:37 pm

KD at 3:13.
The j’ism has no idea.
Shorter version.

A VFR pilot flew into IFR conditions and killed himself and five others.

If he survived he would be facing criminal charges.

duncanm
duncanm
January 11, 2024 10:42 pm

Australian’s aren’t the only populace who have to suffer climate-hysteria management of dam levels which leads to flooding.

German floods exacerbated by high dam levels

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 11, 2024 11:00 pm

We watched the movie “Society of the Snow” last night, about the 1972 plane crash in the Andes where the survivors resorted to eating the flesh of those killed to survive.
All in all, quite good, if a bit long.
My one disappointment?
I wanted one of them to say, “You know, this tastes a lot like chicken.”

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 11, 2024 11:00 pm

If I recall correctly, here name was Diane Kerr.

This Dianne Kerr?

Aunty Di believes that many Aboriginal people’s health problems stem from ‘a type of post-traumatic syndrome disorder’ which seeps into our culture and comes from ‘the stress and distress of being removed off country.’

132andBush
132andBush
January 11, 2024 11:01 pm

Into Bendigo tomorrow. Some backroads needed thru Barnadown to avoid the flooding round Rochester.

I came across from Horsham this arvo.
Lots of water still lying in paddocks and everywhere looks greener than spring.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 11, 2024 11:02 pm

On the alleged demise of Infidel Tiger.
Something doesn’t ring true. He didn’t strike me as the type to fabricate a much younger blog persona as a blog cover.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 11, 2024 11:03 pm

I wanted one of them to say, “You know, this tastes a lot like chicken.”

“Where’s the wine list?”

Top Ender
Top Ender
January 11, 2024 11:04 pm

We too watched Society of the Snow last night.

Very well done but if you know the story then maybe not worth your time.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
January 11, 2024 11:08 pm

I’m not offended by my comment being downvoted, I would like to know why though

Happens to me all the time, Dot. There are often 3 or 4 which can rise up to 6, just because it’s me I think, not because of what I say.

Curious behaviour.

Digger
Digger
January 11, 2024 11:17 pm

On the point of Tomahawk missiles for the collins class subs H I Sutton, a supposed noted and well versed ‘expert’ in submarines has stated:

The Collins class is one of the largest non-nuclear submarines and has a relatively large weapons load. Carrying Tomahawks aboard is thus not as challenging as on smaller submarines. The adjustments to the weapons stowage and handling would be minor. The U.S. made combat system, which connects to the weapons launch, would need to be upgraded. But this is to be expected during the LOTE anyway. The Tomahawks will provide the RAN with a ‘first night’ strike capability which could be employed in both tactical and strategic scenarios.”

In the same article from May 2022 the following statements were also made:

Australia is looking at outfitting its in-service Collins-class submarines with Tomahawk land attack cruise missiles as part of their forthcoming Life of Type Extension (LOTE).

Ben Felton 18 May 2022

Additional reporting by Xavier Vavasseur

During a briefing on the sidelines of INDO PACIFIC 2022, Rear Admiral Peter Quinn, head of Navy Capability said that the Royal Australian Navy is “doing the work” to see if equipping the Collins with Tomahawk is feasible.
“We’re doing the work to look at what it would take to put Tomahawk into those [Collins class] ships”

I note that the good Rear Admiral has incorrectly called them ships…

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
January 11, 2024 11:20 pm

I was 14. I got by and still do.

Same as me.

Left school, left home, got a job, grew up.

2dogs
2dogs
January 11, 2024 11:32 pm

Boeing’s corporate filings with the SEC reveal that in beginning 2022, the annual bonus plan to reward CEO and executives for increasing profit for shareholders and prioritizing safety was changed to reward them if they hit DEI targets.

It was DEI and Climate.

The Climate side was pursued mainly by two things: the development of the Wisk, and a focus on “Sustainable Aviation Fuel”. With SAF, they have basically given up thinking a large passenger plane can be powered by anything other than hydrocarbons, and are basically looking at any means of producing these hydrocarbons other than digging them up. All such means use a lot of energy to produce SAF.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 12, 2024 12:21 am

BBC.

Doing its bit for morale in the cold war…

https://archive.org/details/TheWarGame_201405

I love the way the “west” chooses to nuke, but the russkies are ” forced” to retaliate.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
January 12, 2024 1:08 am

Senior government figures are concerned that progressing decisively and overtly on the policy
…those deliberately serpentine laws were barely covered by a slimy post-facto “stakeholder consultation process”- impenetrable and unapologetically presented as a foregone conclusion.
could trigger a campaign like the one led by the Pastoralists and Graziers Association to kill off WA Labor’s Aboriginal heritage laws in 2023.
Read, would be quickly abandoned when the facade crumbled, and not even the pinkest of marxist revisionist Guardian jismists could paint a word picture of how they could be anything other than a cement-set boon for the black-washed Corporations and their solicitors.
But, Pastoralists and Graziers boo hiss!

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
January 12, 2024 1:41 am

That 53-y-o bird is hard watching. I mean, why do so many Americans seem to only put their finger on the nub of the woes of the world when they’re sitting in their cars? Do they have no private spaces where they can think and try a few alternate takes? Lovelorn botox bird could obvs do something at home, she lives by her herself after all. Maybe from the bathtub.
And what’s more…. how can the Yanks be so unhappy when their car interiors are so schmick? Tan leather, plush columns, like a 90’s Volvo, all the way. They got that right, christ knows why in a punishingly sunny country like Oz every interior surface, panel, dash, cushion, handle, strap and button is bitumen black.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
January 12, 2024 1:53 am

Camel meat in Australia is basically disease free. Quarantine laws have ensured that.

I trust it more then beef* … .GOV requires the beef stake on your plate to be injected with all sorts of shit.

*I’ve yet to eat camel.

____

Jack Out The Back:

Regret Never Trying Camel Sausages: Harvesting Feral Camels

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
January 12, 2024 1:59 am

Sheesh, my wife is 53. 54 tomorrow. But she’s got her own teeth and … the other things which start with a T.
I don’t think that many women realize that, for reasons which give a lot of credence to evolutionary psychology, men are innately attracted to women who are born with it. And we’re fundamentally disturbed by augmented femmes.
Whereas women might be attracted to men who pile their achievements and purchases onto their persons, be it suits or jewels or muscles or tattoos, because they want to know that a man can wrestle and win and forcibly take things from the wild wild world.
All this with the assumption that men are made for women, and women are made for men. Poor Mizz 53, I don’t know if she knows why she wants what she wants. She’s talking as if she wants a man to do a lot of things that could be done by a Golden Retriever.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
January 12, 2024 2:29 am

I wanted one of them to say, “You know, this tastes a lot like chicken.”

“Where’s the wine list?

…sides include farva beans. Our house wine is chianti. Seconds anyone?

Gabor
Gabor
January 12, 2024 3:38 am

Interesting, nothing changes in this, just new people come along.

Mark Twain’s posthumously published novel “The Mysterious Stranger” (1916) is set in 16th-century Austria, a time and place where witch hunts were rampant, leading to the persecution and execution of innocent individuals accused of involvement in the occult.
The section below presents Twain’s reflections on humanity, shaped by the considerable hardships he endured later in life.
His views on human nature are encapsulated in a poignant observation: “If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.”
This statement underscores Twain’s perspective on people.

Statement

Gabor
Gabor
January 12, 2024 3:48 am

Alaskan airlines mishap, looks like the mounting blocks were/remained intact.

Tom
Tom
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Tom
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Tom
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Tom
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Tom
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Tom
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Tom
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Tom
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Tom
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Johnny Rotten
January 12, 2024 4:19 am

Thanks Tom. Happy Friday.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
January 12, 2024 5:08 am

God Bless Archbishhop Anthony Fisher — he’s come out swingin’ and good for him

George Pell a victim of Victoria’s ‘corrupt legal system’, says Archbishop Anthony Fisher
EXCLUSIVE
By DENNIS SHANAHAN
NATIONAL EDITOR
8:36PM JANUARY 11, 2024
Australia’s leading Catholic cleric has declared that the late cardinal George Pell’s wrongful conviction and imprisonment was a result of “the corrupt Victorian legal system” following a media, political and police witch hunt.

The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher, marked the first anniversary of Pell’s death in Rome of a heart attack after hip surgery with the strongest church statements yet about the cardinal’s charges, conviction and imprisonment on sexual abuse charges and his later “unanimous High Court exoneration”.

At St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney on Wednesday, Archbishop Fisher said: “Following a media, political and police witch hunt, cardinal Pell was tried and im­prisoned for crimes he did not commit. Even after he was unanimously exonerated by the High Court he continued to be demonised by some.”

Archbishop Fisher said Pell had been “a soldier for Christ in the culture wars” and a “martyr of the corrupt Victorian legal system”.

On Thursday, Archbishop Fisher told The Australian: “The Pell case was a serious miscarriage of justice. So far there has been no inquiry into the actions of the police or how the legal system managed to get this so wrong.

“Perhaps worst of all, there seems to be no mood in Victoria for a serious inquiry into the justice system.”

The strongest statements yet from the archbishop follow the conviction of Pell’s arch nemesis at the Vatican opposed to his financial reforms, Cardinal Angelo Becciu, for fraud, money-laundering and the perversion of witnesses, and come amid growing calls for further investigation into the circumstances of the charges brought against Pell.

Former High Court justice ­Michael Kirby has described a new edition of Gerard Henderson’s book, Cardinal Pell, The Media Pile On & Collective Guilt, as “an important contribution to the efforts to establish a Criminal Cases Review Commission” in Australia.

Mr Kirby said basic evidence in the case showed “a very serious doubt was raised as to cardinal Pell’s guilt”, adding: “Effective protections against miscarriages of justice must be there for all serious cases, even for a cardinal.”

Cardinal Pell had always maintained his innocence of charges of sexual assault of a chorister in Melbourne’s St Patrick’s Cathedral after mass on a Sunday morning and alleged that corrupt forces within the Vatican had sought to stop his work in reforming the Catholic Church’s finances.

The cardinal was jailed after a jury found him guilty in 2018 of historical sexual abuse, and the Victorian Court of Appeal upheld the conviction in August 2019.

But the convictions were quashed in April 2020 by the High Court in a unanimous ruling, with the judgment stating: “There is a significant possibility … an innocent person has been convicted.”

Pell believed the criminal charges and court proceedings in Victoria during his trials and appeals had been adversely affected by corrupt forces within the Vatican based on a “mystery” $2.3m Becciu sent to Melbourne during 2016 and 2017 during the investigations and trials.

Becciu, who was convicted of fraud in December, has always denied adversely affecting Pell’s criminal proceedings.

Pell made it clear before his death last year that he believed Becciu had not been afforded due process in his fraud trial. However, he also issued a statement months before he died describing Becciu’s evidence to the court as incomplete, and he mocked Becciu’s “spirited defence of his blameless subordinate role in the Vatican’s finances”.

Archbishop Fisher included in his Wednesday service comments from Pope Francis, made since the conviction of Becciu, that Pell “understood better than most what was needed about Vatican financial reforms”.

Pell was appointed by Francis to clean up the Vatican finances in 2014, and until 2017 led the Secretariat of the Economy.

Before Victorian police charges truncated Pell’s appointment in 2017, his phone had been bugged and a car was torched outside the apartment of a close aide.

A separate telephone tap has also revealed a conversation in which one person tells another “the highway is open to you” after Pell was charged.

Vatican investigators have been told money was sent to Australia to adversely affect the case against the cardinal.

DENNIS SHANAHAN NATIONAL EDITOR

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
January 12, 2024 5:20 am

This statement underscores Twain’s perspective on people.

Twain was an optimist.

Most people are kind and decent except when they are frightened. The rest are religious.

Unfortunately, most people are cowards and easily frightened. And most desperately need to belong to a gang, and can be frightened by the threat of exclusion.

We’re a pathetic species. And on average, too stupid to survive.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
January 12, 2024 5:27 am

God Bless Archbishhop Anthony Fisher — he’s come out swingin’ and good for him.

Yes, this is long overdue. The case against Pell was a travesty and could only have been brought in a thoroughly corrupt system. And it still is corrupt, else something would have been done about it.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
January 12, 2024 5:29 am

Johannes Leak is a bloody genius — his cartoon today is an absolute corker. Woolworths is a disgrace it is NOT an Australian company — Woolworths International (Australia) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the South African-based, Woolworths Holdings Limited. given that it is South African racism is perhaps baked in to the organisation.

By the way I hope all gatti and gattine have gone onto the Woolies complaint department and thoroughly excoriated the decision-makers for hating Australia and Australians — what are Woolies executives? earthians perhaps?

Complaints to Woolworths – there is no email address to do this rather if you visit this page it is mostly by phone or a feedback form but jamming the phone lines wouldn’t be a bad idea or send the only email address I could find is: [email protected]: the head of HR is Joanne Canavan
from the net

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Woolworths is NOT an Australian company — Woolworths International (Australia) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the South African-based, Woolworths Holdings Limited.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
January 12, 2024 5:46 am

Johannes Leak is a bloody genius — his cartoon today is an absolute corker.

Yes, it is. It’s heartening to see sanity in the public press. Likewise Dennis Shanahan’s article about Pell.

I don’t expect much from ceos of large companies. They are driven by whackos in the HR Departments these days.

John H.
John H.
January 12, 2024 5:49 am

Gabor
Jan 12, 2024 3:38 AM
Interesting, nothing changes in this, just new people come along.

Mark Twain’s posthumously published novel “The Mysterious Stranger” (1916) is set in 16th-century Austria, a time and place where witch hunts were rampant, leading to the persecution and execution of innocent individuals accused of involvement in the occult.

Twain was a depressive, possibly bipolar. Unusually common in literary creative types. Nancy Andreasen, former Prof of Psych at Harvard, did an study and found at least 1/3 of writers had a mood disorder. There’s more to unpack there and it is fascinating that creativity in all realms is associated with mental illness. In relation to Twain, whether or not we should trust his observations on humanity is a very difficult question. I certainly wouldn’t dismiss his view outright. More broadly, by what metrics do we make judgments about humanity?

Full text available, technical article.
The relationship between creativity and mood disorders

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
January 12, 2024 6:04 am

I have just sent this email off to St Mary’s Cathedral in support of His Excellency Archbishop Anthony Fisher – I hope others send emails of support too – the address is [email protected]

Good morning
I wish to commend His Excellency Archbishop Anthony Fisher for his courageous calling-out of the corruption of the Victorian legal system. His leadership is most appreciated given there seems to be such weakness displayed in the leadership of much of the Global Christian churches.

Perhaps it’s fear, perhaps it’s venal in nature, but sadly I am greatly disappointed in seeing precious little defence of the human rights of all people in all aspects of their lives.

It is just over 75 years ago that those rights were articulated and codified in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December, 1948 to put an end to the travesty which the evil of the Holocaust embodied.

In the last five years it appears the values, rights and responsibilities outlined in that magnificent document have been utterly shredded and trampled upon by the leaders of democracies all over the world, who’ve behaved with such punitive viciousness towards the people who democratically elected them – particularly so during the ‘pandemic’ and particularly so in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland our most populous states.

It is ironic, is it not, that Australia was one of the countries which participated in drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

I am a passionate believer that our human rights were not bestowed upon us by the United Nations but by God.

Accordingly, governments of every political persuasion, aided and abetted by non-government organisations, large corporate businesses and religious organisations, you know; those good men who did nothing; have clearly displayed their propensity for fascistic autocracy and total disdain for the will and welfare of the people.

Forgive the length of this email I merely wanted to thank the Archbishop for his most welcome defence of George Cardinal Pell and for the highlighting of what so many of us know to be Victoria’s (aka Sicktoria) failings in their organs of government.

Sincerest regards
Tinta

rugbyskier
rugbyskier
January 12, 2024 6:08 am

Tinta, I’ll have to correct you there. The South African Woolworths Holdings Limited is a department store and other retail company that used to own David Jones and still owns Country Road, Mimco, Witchery and other clothing brands. If it has a subsidiary Woolworths International (Australia) that would be the holding company for its Australian interests, which after the sale of David Jones are the Country Road brands and stores.

Woolworths Limited is an ASX-listed company that owns and operates the Woolworths supermarkets. It has no relationship to the South African company. Wikipedia, for what its worth, clearly states that the South African Woolworths and the Australian Woolworths are totally separate and have no relationship to each other.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
January 12, 2024 6:09 am

There’s more to unpack there and it is fascinating that creativity in all realms is associated with mental illness.

That’s probably true of literary people. I doubt if it holds for engineers. Of course, creative people aren’t generally popular, to be everybody’s friend you have to live by clichés, so there’s a need to be solitary. But the belief that to be an individual you have to be a whacko is going to be popular among the collectivists. And they’ll easily find evidence to support their belief.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
January 12, 2024 6:09 am

As Tinta says Leak’s Woolworths cartoon is brilliant and hopefully causes a stir in Woolworths.

Or should we say Boston Consulting group as the CEO and four of its 4 top executives have worked there.

Dutton has read the room on this one and Woolworths hopefully will see the result in their next reporting period.

If the big corporates want to play the woke game then let’s all play and spend our money accordingly.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
January 12, 2024 6:16 am

US FAA to investigate Boeing 737 blowout. I wonder if they’ll consider what role Trump may have had.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
January 12, 2024 6:38 am

US FAA to investigate Boeing 737 blowout. I wonder if they’ll consider what role Trump may have had.

I wonder if they’ll consider what rôle DEI may have had.

Rosie
Rosie
January 12, 2024 6:38 am

We’re a pathetic species. And on average, too stupid to survive.

You are speaking for yourself.

johanna
johanna
January 12, 2024 6:39 am

We’re a pathetic species. And on average, too stupid to survive.

So why are we at the top of the tree, BG? And surviving pretty well?

Either it is because all other species are even less able to adhere to your standards of perfection, or because there is a God that favours us.

Which do you prefer?

There’s more to unpack there and it is fascinating that creativity in all realms is associated with mental illness.

I take exception to the blanket term ‘mental illness.’ Was Picasso mentally ill? Mozart? Michelangelo?

OK, a lot of great writers were big drinkers, but the vast majority of big drinkers were not great writers.

It is true that artists tend to have a different perspective on things, and have messy personal lives.

What I object to is the medicalisation of their lives as being due to ‘mental illness.’ The implication is that anyone who has unconventional perspectives or lifestyles is mentally ill. That includes genuine hermits and people who prefer to stay on the move with no fixed address, for example.

A lot of artists are nutcases by Catallaxy standards, as we often highlight, but the medical profession’s and the State’s widening of the term ‘mentally ill’ should always be treated with extreme caution.

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