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Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 12, 2024 1:49 pm

Lmao at the last one.

Burisma ring a bell Dover? You had your head under a rock for the last seven years?

SAY THIS FOR SLOW JOE, HE STAYS BOUGHT – Glenn Reynolds

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 12, 2024 1:54 pm

of that, $88 billion

QUANGOes.

A quango or QUANGO (less often QuANGO or QANGO) is an organisation to which a government has devolved power, but which is still partly controlled and/or financed by government bodies. The term was originally a shortening of “quasi NGO”, where NGO is the acronym for a non-government organization[1]

Winston Smith
January 12, 2024 2:02 pm

GreyRanga
Jan 12, 2024 11:36 AM

If supermarkets priced food in the same manner as government has in taxes, levies, compliance costs, red tape, green tape, duties, paying the same rates as the useless APS and DEI, have I forgotten anything, we would be dead from starvation.

When people vote for Communism, they generally don’t expect Communist pricing policies. Until – of course – they suddenly arrive in the supermarket, instead of food.
I am still to understand how people don’t put the two together.

shatterzzz
January 12, 2024 2:06 pm

For a few years if you were an enthusiastic healthy competent white male good luck getting accepted for police or Army whilst less qualified females and minorities were given priority.

Walking thru the local shopping centre (Wetherill Park) earlierin the week and passed 3 uniformed plod, 2 blokes & a female .. She’d be lucky to top 5 foot even with her boots on ..
She was tiny .. no idea how she’d handle a physical altercation …. FFS!

calli
calli
January 12, 2024 2:16 pm

Oh my! Just watched a rather rotund fellow with a pierced septum and red and white striped face “bless” some tennis trophies with a feather.

If this is Woke religion, I want none of it.

Zatara
Zatara
January 12, 2024 2:19 pm

SpaceX targets February for third Starship test flight

She added that SpaceX was “working towards” a demonstration of propellant transfer capabilities on that flight through NASA’s Tipping Point technology program. In that test, SpaceX would transfer cryogenic propellant from a “header” tank within Starship to its main tank. That is designed to be a precursor to later tests of transferring propellant from one Starship to another in orbit.

Imagine the range of a ship that can be refueled once it gets to orbit.

Crossie
Crossie
January 12, 2024 2:27 pm

GreyRanga
Jan 12, 2024 11:36 AM
If supermarkets priced food in the same manner as government has in taxes, levies, compliance costs, red tape, green tape, duties, paying the same rates as the useless APS and DEI, have I forgotten anything, we would be dead from starvation.

The Soviet Union tried that and ended up with empty supermarket shelves, not because of great demand but because there was nothing to sell.

Rosie
Rosie
January 12, 2024 2:27 pm
Rosie
Rosie
January 12, 2024 2:29 pm
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 12, 2024 2:31 pm

H B Bear

Jan 12, 2024 10:02 AM

A good man but a dead man walking

I’m not so sure. I doubt Chrissy Pyne would be getting the rails run he enjoyed during the Waffleworth years were he around today.

Pahn and Julie (“11 votes”) Bishop thrived for years on the myth that they were election winning machines in their respective states.
Their departure has shown they made s.f.a. difference, and were negatives in Eastern electorates.

Rosie
Rosie
January 12, 2024 2:31 pm

I love that their cozzies are see-through, hope they were wearing underpants, despite underpants probably being an invention of the great satans

Black Ball
Black Ball
January 12, 2024 2:31 pm

Firebrand mayor alert!

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone has asked his council to hand out thousands of Aussie flags for free in western Sydney in response to Woolworths ditching its Australia Day merchandise.

Slamming the supermarket giant’s controversial move as “against Australian values”, the popular mayor said the council has now ordered thousands of flags to celebrate January 26.

“Major multinational organisations have no place in making political comments on our national day,” Cr Carbone said.

Outstanding.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 12, 2024 2:33 pm

JC re supermarket margins.
I am sitting outside under the shade of a thistle at the moment (yes, the garden is a bit out of hand) so don’t have the exact figures at my fingertips.
But it is low.
They are high volume businesses.
No doubt Emmo will identity some savings though.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 12, 2024 2:36 pm

mole

The term was originally a shortening of “quasi NGO”, where NGO is the acronym for a non-government organization[1]

I think that was “Quasi Autonomous NGO”? Hence the “A” in the acronym.

Rosie
Rosie
January 12, 2024 2:37 pm
Boambee John
Boambee John
January 12, 2024 2:38 pm

shatterzzz

Walking thru the local shopping centre (Wetherill Park) earlierin the week and passed 3 uniformed plod, 2 blokes & a female .. She’d be lucky to top 5 foot even with her boots on ..
She was tiny .. no idea how she’d handle a physical altercation …. FFS!

Three options: 1, leave it to her male companions, 2, Taser, 3, Glock.

Rosie
Rosie
January 12, 2024 2:43 pm
Black Ball
Black Ball
January 12, 2024 2:43 pm

Firebrand mayor continues:

“This is something we are seeing more of, large organisations trying to tell people what to think. Their actions are completely against our Australian values and denies Australians the opportunity to be proud of who we are.

“During a time when people are struggling with cost of living pressures, major supermarkets should be focusing their efforts on reducing their prices instead of telling people what to think and using their stores to make political commentary.”

The mayor’s doubling down comes as German supermarket chain Aldi also made a similar decision for its Australian stores.

On Friday it confirmed its “Australia Day special buys catalogue” would not be part of its campaign this summer.

The local government area of Fairfield counts itself as among one of the most diverse in the country.

Cr Carbone told the Saturday Telegraph Fairfield welcomed about 5000 new Australian citizens last year, making it among one of the biggest in the nation.

Calling on the state and federal governments to provide extra funding for other councils to do the same, Cr Carbone took aim at the NSW Premier and Prime Minister for seemingly avoiding the conversation.

“Australia Day is on 26 January and unless the government makes a decision to change the date, we will continue to celebrate on that date and be proud of who we are,” he said.

“It is time for the Prime Minister and the Premier to make it very clear what their intentions are for Australia Day and take leadership on this issue, instead of sitting back while commercial organisations weigh in on our national day with their unwanted opinions.

“It is disappointing that as mayor I need to speak up about this, but we want to make sure that the community is given the opportunity to display their pride on a day that is important to all of us.

Cr Carbone told the Saturday Telegraph the council was in the process of buying “tens of thousands” of Australian flags

Doubly outstanding.

Aaron
Aaron
January 12, 2024 2:45 pm

“She was tiny .. no idea how she’d handle a physical altercation …. FFS!”.

Stand behind the blokes.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 12, 2024 2:47 pm

Rosie

That Caroline Glick item is magnificent. Without wishing to offend the more sensitive readers, she handed them their arses on a plate, with chilli sauce.

alwaysright
alwaysright
January 12, 2024 2:52 pm

Without wishing to offend the more sensitive readers, …

The more sensitive readers can bugger off.

bons
bons
January 12, 2024 2:55 pm

The scary aspect of Rosie’s clips is the venomous comments from people who don’t have neck beard names.
The adolescent left are just furkn ignorant of everything but especially Islamic and Communist reality.

JC
JC
January 12, 2024 2:56 pm

The more sensitive readers can bugger off.

Be “nice”.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 12, 2024 3:00 pm

JC
Jan 12, 2024 2:56 PM
The more sensitive readers can bugger off.

Be “nice”.

To paraphrase Governor General Sir William Slim, when asked to smile for the journalists’ cameras, “Dammit man, alwaysright was being nice”.

Cassie of Sydney
January 12, 2024 3:01 pm

Glick speaks the truth.

Winston Smith
January 12, 2024 3:02 pm

MatrixTransform
Jan 12, 2024 1:25 PM
The best argument for a mix of fuel supplies – i.e. electricity and bottled gas is that during a blackout, I can still boil a jug for coffee.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 12, 2024 3:07 pm

Burisma ring a bell Dover? You had your head under a rock for the last seven years?

Biden doesn’t even know what day it is.

Jill does. She knows which side of the million dollar bill is buttered.
No Dover they do not want Ukraine to start telling intriguing stories.
Hence Shotkin.

Frank
Frank
January 12, 2024 3:07 pm

She was tiny .. no idea how she’d handle a physical altercation …. FFS!

One suspects that they are pretty good at instigating altercations and that it is by design. Some people don’t like it when some tiny shrewish woman get all up in their faces and it gives the male coppers an excuse to step in.

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
January 12, 2024 3:11 pm

In its response to a lawsuit filed by the Texas Attorney General, Pfizer ignored the substantive complaints that the pharmaceutical manufacturer exaggerated efficacy claims to promote its mRNA COVID-19 vaccine and reaffirmed its immunity against lawsuits under a U.S. Federal Government agreement. The Texas lawsuit also alleges a conspiracy by Pfizer to censor vaccine critics. Pfizer Response to Texas Lawsuit.

In my view, whether or not Pfizer is eventually found guilty of fraud in this case is not as important as getting the truth out to the public.

This case represents just the tip of the iceberg of industry-wide deception in reporting outcomes of clinical trials that could rock the entire biomedical field!

Importantly, the Texas lawsuit also provides an opportunity to disseminate important knowledge to the public that will eventually lead to results that guilty convictions and fines alone have often failed to achieve: force accountability from biomedical researchers and pharmaceutical companies.

As the deceptive practices become common knowledge, no longer will the public be influenced by industry’s exaggerated claims of clinical trial efficacy. Furthermore, coercive vaccine mandates will no longer be supported by the evidence revealed in truthful reporting of clinical efficacy.

On the other hand, if the public doesn’t learn the lessons of the past in this matter, the public can expect continued deception and exploitation by the biomedical industry and health agencies in the future.

From trialsitenews.com

Spinning Mouse
Spinning Mouse
January 12, 2024 3:11 pm

Australians must ‘adjust’ to severe weather: Watt
The federal government has warned, flash flooding and severe weather events could be the “new reality” for residents in Queensland and Victoria.

Murray Watt is an idiot. Severe weather events have been part of our history forever.

This summer in Qld is no different to lots of other summers.

bons
bons
January 12, 2024 3:15 pm

Has anyone persisted for more than three minutes watching the SBS series ‘While the Men Were Away’.

I clicked after three minutes during which they trashed the Army (WWII), trashed volunteers, trashed farmers, trashed the Army again for not taking women, attacked female pay, attacked racism against aboriginals.

If I have been premature please let me know. I lack the motivation to persist in order to discover whether it is satirical.

Dot
Dot
January 12, 2024 3:15 pm

Growing up in country NSW, flash flooding was a thing too.

Pretty sure it’s been a plot point in our Australia-wide literature for hundreds of years too.

cohenite
January 12, 2024 3:15 pm

Murray Watt is an idiot.

Droughts, floods and cyclones are all decreasing. Facts don’t matter to these rats.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 12, 2024 3:16 pm

Australians must ‘adjust’ to severe weather: Watt
The federal government has warned, flash flooding and severe weather events could be the “new reality” for residents in Queensland and Victoria.

In the late 19th Century, the flagship of the Queensland Navy ended up high above the normal river level, in the Botanic Gardens.

In 1974, much of the lower lying parts of Brisbane were flooded. This has happened fairly often.

This is not new, nor is it news.

Dot
Dot
January 12, 2024 3:22 pm

What millennial boomer came up with this?

The LDP is back as the Libertarian Party, despite some small minded pettifogging of the Liberals and Nationals.

To be honest though, it reminded me of the music video. Hence I am not thinking of the newly named political party but Josie Maran.

Winston Smith
January 12, 2024 3:22 pm

Crossie:

https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/cold-war-supermarket-yugoslavia/

This is what happens when government gets off farmers backs and stops telling them how to do their job.
It seems we’re forgetting the impact of regulation on efficiency.
Too much bureaucracy destroys economies and nations.

Dot
Dot
January 12, 2024 3:25 pm

If anything, its the nat sec complex in the US that loves having dirt on Biden.

I also suggest that most of the graft is happening in D.C., not Kyiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiv.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 12, 2024 3:27 pm

bons – having only looked at the ads, I also suspect there is a tranny in the mix for your edification.

Roger
Roger
January 12, 2024 3:29 pm

This is not new, nor is it news.

It’s not new, but higher human populations in flood and drought/fire prone areas means more people are negatively impacted by these events, which probably gives rise to the popular perception of an increase in their intensity. The media narrative reinforces that perception.

Indolent
Indolent
January 12, 2024 3:29 pm
JC
JC
January 12, 2024 3:30 pm

Dover

There’s a problem with the site. It’s actually working well. You need to fix this asap.

Dot
Dot
January 12, 2024 3:32 pm

Reddit trolling the CBR subreddit:

Self government and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race.

Indolent
Indolent
January 12, 2024 3:32 pm
Fair Shake
Fair Shake
January 12, 2024 3:33 pm

Has anyone persisted for more than three minutes watching the SBS series ‘While the Men Were Away’.

Last weekend to watch the National Road Cycling events in Ballarat, I was forced to view via SBS. Every second ad was some racial or minority group banging on about wacist Australia, and how proud SBS is to support them. I found myself switching channels every time the ads come on. When returning I hold my nose in case their SBS ads are still on.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 12, 2024 3:36 pm

The thing about this line is that it doesn’t explain the near uniform support for Ukraine outside of the Biden circle.

Dover – please. The Left does doctrine. Support for Ukraine is lefty doctrine, which is why they are wall to wall behind Z. Think of Vindman and etc. Because Trump questioned Ukrainian bribes given to the Biden family the Left naturally closed ranks. The Right is split depending upon their individual reasoning, since there are complex fundamental issues involved, as we have been discussing.

But the Bidens are safe from scrutiny over Ukraine because of the exact same reason Hunter is safe from legal action. They are lefty royalty and no hair of their head will suffer.

But still that requires the agreements, lets say, to be maintained. Both China and Ukraine have funneled cash into the Biden family and none of the Bidens want to be brought to justice over that. The current organizer is very likely to be Jill, since Joe doesn’t know what day it is. She has motive, method and opportunity. And Hunter and James are certainly going to back her up.

Winston Smith
January 12, 2024 3:37 pm

Frank
Jan 12, 2024 3:07 PM

She was tiny .. no idea how she’d handle a physical altercation …. FFS!

One suspects that they are pretty good at instigating altercations and that it is by design. Some people don’t like it when some tiny shrewish woman get all up in their faces and it gives the male coppers an excuse to step in.

That’s an interesting thought, Frank. It assumes that the police are there to start fights, not keep the peace.
The issue is – are you right?
And looking back at the interactions between white Australians and others, is that you have an arguable point.

Kneel
Kneel
January 12, 2024 3:37 pm

“In its response to a lawsuit filed by the Texas Attorney General, Pfizer ignored the substantive complaints that the pharmaceutical manufacturer exaggerated efficacy claims to promote its mRNA COVID-19 vaccine and reaffirmed its immunity against lawsuits under a U.S. Federal Government agreement.”

Such immunity being void if Pfizer lied as Texas alleges. Neither is it s stretch to call it a lie – Pfizer claimed >95% effectiveness, but this is relative. Absolute effectiveness was <5%. Big difference.

BTW, the former says “you are about twice as likely to get it without the vax as with it”, while the former says “less than 1 in 20 will actually be prevented from getting it”.
An ordinary reading of the former by a non-specialist would suggest “if you take the vax, 19 out of 20 people won’t get it”.

Pfizer also “unblinded” their trial, as well as vaxxing those given the placebo within 3 months, thereby obfuscating any long term side effects.

Roger
Roger
January 12, 2024 3:40 pm

Every second ad was some racial or minority group banging on about wacist Australia, and how proud SBS is to support them.

But are they supporting SBS?

Their ratings suggest not.

Why would they when they can get TV from home [sic] beamed in on a selection of platforms?

Cassie of Sydney
January 12, 2024 3:42 pm

“Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone has asked his council to hand out thousands of Aussie flags for free in western Sydney in response to Woolworths ditching its Australia Day merchandise.

Slamming the supermarket giant’s controversial move as “against Australian values”, the popular mayor said the council has now ordered thousands of flags to celebrate January 26.

“Major multinational organisations have no place in making political comments on our national day,” Cr Carbone said.”

On 14 October 2023 Australia was saved from a far-left progressive, elite constitutional coup d’état by the ordinary Australian men and women living in Western Sydney and the other equivalent suburbs of our other major cities and towns, along with rural Australians. Remember, it wasn’t the well-heeled residents of Wentworth, Kooyong, Goldstein, Curtin, North Sydney, Warringah and Mackellar who voted no, it was the men and women of Western Sydney and so on. The residents of the electorate I live in voted overwhelmingly yes.

Which brings me to something I’ve been thinking about and which I think is related to da Voice referendum and to the never ending denigration of Australia Day and of white European settlement by smug inner-city elites living in smug inner-city electorates. I know many of us here like to rubbish the idea of ‘compulsory voting’. Until recently I did too. Yes I know forcing people to vote is fundamentally undemocratic however I am beginning to think that compelling people to turn up at a polling booth may have saved this country on 14 October 2023.

I wonder how many people would have opted not to vote in Western Sydney and similar parts of Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and so on? Whether we like it or not, voter turnout is influenced by demographics, and the likelihood is that on 14 October, whilst the turnout to vote in an electorate like Wentworth would have been high, the turnout in electorates like Parramatta, Greenaway, Werriwa, Lindsay, Banks, McMahon and so on would not have been high. I now think compulsory voting might help save this country because it compels the average Australian to vote.

Yes, I know you can turn up and spoil a ballot paper, there are always informal and invalid votes.

I remember watching a programme about a decade ago, during the 2012 US election and they interviewed a middle aged woman in Iowa or Wyoming. She revealed she had never voted. I was staggered. I think voluntary voting can make people lazy, or they think their vote won’t change anything. I suspect many working class people would not have bothered voting in da Voice referendum.

It was men and women of Mayor Frank Carbone’s electorate that helped to save this country three months ago. They are patriotic Australians, they believe in Australia, they love Australia. I thank God they vote, and I thank God they’re forced to vote.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 12, 2024 3:44 pm

I’ve also speculated on the dirt file the Bidens may have amassed, since Joe has been in the machine for 50 years. It is curious, is it not, that the Democrats can’t get Biden to go gracefully?

There seems to be an interesting three way contest between the Bidens, the Obamas and the Clintons for control of the Democrat Party. I don’t know how it will turn out. It’s interesting that the stuff about Bill Clinton and Epstein’s Island is coming out now, of all times. Unlikely to be a coincidence.

Roger
Roger
January 12, 2024 3:55 pm

Melbourne’s random stabber Christopher Raftopoulos now representing himself.

Today he reportedly told the court, “On the 22nd March last year I have protected the sun and every planet on the solar system. Magistrate Casey, what do you have to say for yourself?”

…OK.

Dot
Dot
January 12, 2024 3:58 pm

“YOU HAVE MO STANDING!”

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 12, 2024 3:59 pm

Today he reportedly told the court, “On the 22nd March last year I have protected the sun and every planet on the solar system. Magistrate Casey, what do you have to say for yourself?”

Did he go the traditional nine planets?
Or did he leave Pluto out in the cold again?

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 12, 2024 3:59 pm

Bruce of N

There seems to be an interesting three way contest between the Bidens, the Obamas and the Clintons for control of the Democrat Party.

Unless Chelsea steps forward soon, I think that the Clintons have missed the train.

The Obamas might not have the mass support that they think they have.

Try this scenario: Creepy Joe floats through the primaries. As time for the DemonRat Convention nears, he has a “sudden” drop in his fitness level. In his final (semi-) coherent before stepping back, he asks the Convention to nominate his “beloved” wife, Dr Jill, upon whose support he has relied for decades, as the DemonRat candidate. In a wave of emotion, this happens, and the rest, however it turns out, becomes history.

Dot
Dot
January 12, 2024 4:00 pm

A lot of people here are monarchists.

I suggest everyman Frank Carbone for President of our Commonwealth.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 12, 2024 4:00 pm

billie at 12:40 – anybody seeking to argue observable “market” prices at this point obviously didn’t get the memo or their name is Rip van Winkle.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 12, 2024 4:01 pm

… coherent statement …

Roger
Roger
January 12, 2024 4:04 pm

I’m surprised Napoleon didn’t get a mention.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 12, 2024 4:07 pm

Amazing 21stC technology. The US has been returning service in Yemen for a couple hours and already there’re a bunch of Nazis in Times Square marching around with a big banner saying “STOP THE US BOMBING OF YEMEN”. The ink must barely be dry on it.

https://twitter.com/PeoplesForumNYC/status/1745634698372460905

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 12, 2024 4:08 pm

Firstly, the DEI thing is downright dangerous in jobs where human life and limb is at risk.
It is less critical, but also damaging, if it is confined to jobs where the consequences are “only” economic inefficiencies.
If employing on a DEI basis over merit has no consequence, you have to question the value of those jobs in the first place.
Having said that, the Spirit plant in Wichita (a Boeing spin-off) has been manufacturing 737 fuselage tubes forever. I am open to the possibility that some God Oracle on the line decided “it’s a freakin’ door. It will be fine without bolts” (but didn’t bother to seek a waiver from engineering). I doubt the consequences of DEI, although potentially dire, would flow through to the extent we are seeing so quickly. Also, I’ll bet any Good Ole Boy in Wichita who wants a job at Spirit knows what to do with the DEI boxes on the form.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 12, 2024 4:11 pm

will at 1:26

The Mabo judgement appears reasonable”

Yep, I would agree in so far as the Murray Islands. I was really talking about Keating’s legeslative response and the current state of affairs. I could have made that clearer.

Johnny Rotten
January 12, 2024 4:13 pm

Melbourne’s random stabber Christopher Raftopoulos now representing himself.

Today he reportedly told the court, “On the 22nd March last year I have protected the sun and every planet on the solar system. Magistrate Casey, what do you have to say for yourself?”

Another “nutter” for the Looney Bin. Trouble is, State/Territory Guv’ments have shut down the Looney Bins. So, if found guilty (he may play the looney card though) where will he be sent?

Decisions, decisions, decisions………………………….

Kneel
Kneel
January 12, 2024 4:15 pm

“A lot of people here are monarchists.”

How many – like me – were great supporters of Lizzy, but think Chucky is a useless, privileged moron and would gladly disown him?

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
January 12, 2024 4:17 pm

I used to train with a female cop.3rd dan, about 60kg. She was the toughest female I’ve come across. She knew anything involving blokes bigger than her was going to involve the use of the torch instead of the truncheon, reason being they never paid attention to the torch. The last time I saw her was on tv news shoving some late night reveller into a paddywagon. Women are not designed for combat without a weapon, anything CQB you see with women beating men is BS.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
January 12, 2024 4:19 pm

Yep, Kneel.
Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.

Figures
Figures
January 12, 2024 4:21 pm

Pfizer also “unblinded” their trial, as well as vaxxing those given the placebo within 3 months, thereby obfuscating any long term side effects.

There is in fact no way to use placebo trials to get a valid result. They’re all fraudulent.

Nobody understands this.

If you use an actual saline placebo the volunteers in the trial (who are all vaccine zealots) will be effectively unblinded if they experience a non-trivial reaction (not necessarily severe, just non-trivial).

As they’re vaccine zealots they will manipulate the results to help it get approved. This is why the polio vaccine field trial was a “success”.

If you try and get around this by using a fake placebo (eg another vaccine) then you’re just comparing one dangerous injection to another. This is how most modern vaccines have been “proven”.

Dot, JC, Cassie, Lizzie?

Please explain why I’m wrong.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 12, 2024 4:21 pm

Murray Watt is an idiot.

This is a corollary of being appointed a Liar Minister of Agriculture. See – anyone who’s ever held the portfolio.

Roger
Roger
January 12, 2024 4:22 pm

So, if found guilty (he may play the looney card though) where will he be sent?

If fit to stand trial and found guilty – prison (as with Gargasoulas).

If not fit, then a custodial supervision order will be made, which could remain in force indefinitely if he doesn’t respond to treatment.

Figures
Figures
January 12, 2024 4:22 pm

^ the above applies to chemotherapy as well as vaccines.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 12, 2024 4:24 pm

Most mainstream Right publications and pundits are pro-Ukraine. The only publications or pundits on the Right sceptical of the pro-Ukraine position are on or adjacent to the dissident Right. This isn’t even largely a Left-Right thing, but more centre-periphery with the centre talking essentially the mainstream view, and the periphery the sceptical view.

That’s about how I see it also Dover. As I said it’s complicated. Taking Russia down a peg or two is a very Reaganite geopolitical thing to do. But Ukraine is a smelly corrupt mess. Not an easy equation.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
January 12, 2024 4:26 pm

There seems to be an interesting three way contest between the Bidens, the Obamas and the Clintons for control of the Democrat Party.

The Brown-Pelosi-Getty Triad have selected their champion. All he needs is a nod from Bill… the Obamas are a flash in the pan, the Bidens are ripe for a dispatch, because there are no viable Capos anywhere in the business structure.

Black Ball
Black Ball
January 12, 2024 4:26 pm

Cassie why don’t the Liberal Party pre-select him? He would be excellent at a higher level in my opinion.

cohenite
January 12, 2024 4:27 pm

Bidens, clintons, obumas and other prominent demorat shits rely on 3 things: institutional support; that’s the msm, the bureaucracies, especially the DOJ, FBI, CIA; the sheeple; and cheating.

Still it’s interesting as to which pack of grubs will wear the demorat crown of weevils. Probably the obumas; but it is mysterious why biden and his filthy family still persist. I reckon the swamp can control him but not the obumas or the clintons so those agencies favour him and release dirt on the clintons, but so far not the obumas.

Delta A
Delta A
January 12, 2024 4:28 pm

Woolworths ‘First Nations advisory Board’ is an eight member panel with 75% aboriginal representation, including Adam Bray, Courtney Palmer, Lauren Smith, Kristal Kinsela, Sean Gordon and proud Adnyamathanha and Narungga man, Adam Goodes.

cohenite
January 12, 2024 4:29 pm
Cassie of Sydney
January 12, 2024 4:31 pm

Frank Carbone was once a member of the NSW Labor Party. He left the Liars. Carbone was also instrumental in Dai Le’s electoral win in Fowler against the Skank.

Dai Le, of course, was once a member of the NSW Liberal Party. She was expelled by the Photios muck who run the NSW party in 2015 or 2016.

Zatara
Zatara
January 12, 2024 4:32 pm

The US has been returning service in Yemen for a couple hours and already there’re a bunch of Nazis in Times Square marching around with a big banner saying “STOP THE US BOMBING OF YEMEN”. The ink must barely be dry on it.

Probably safe to assume that ‘spontaneous rally’ was planned and banners/signs made up well in advance. It didn’t take Nostradamus to predict that the bombs were going to start falling sooner or later.

Lysander
Lysander
January 12, 2024 4:33 pm

Why are the letters arranged as DEI and not IDE or EDI?

Could it be that DEI means “God?”

Pogria
Pogria
January 12, 2024 4:35 pm
Roger
Roger
January 12, 2024 4:35 pm

Frank sounds like a man of conviction who is therefore unlikely to be welcomed into the NSW Libs.

JC
JC
January 12, 2024 4:36 pm

Figures

State which medicines you believe work?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 12, 2024 4:37 pm
Spinning Mouse
Spinning Mouse
January 12, 2024 4:38 pm

Murray Watt’s main office is in the well known agricultural hotspot of Southport, heart of the Gold Coast.

How many Australians would be better qualified to be agriculture minister?

1 million?

Lysander
Lysander
January 12, 2024 4:39 pm

Yemeni GDP has increased after the US dropped (some) lead there.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 12, 2024 4:42 pm

Lysander
Jan 12, 2024 4:33 PM
Why are the letters arranged as DEI and not IDE or EDI?

Could it be that DEI means “God?”

Nah, too religious for leftards.

I think it should be DIE, as that relates to the ultimate fate of any commercial company that follows the line.

Vicki
Vicki
January 12, 2024 4:45 pm

On the other hand, if the public doesn’t learn the lessons of the past in this matter, the public can expect continued deception and exploitation by the biomedical industry and health agencies in the future.

Re the legal challenges to the vaccine release process:

The frustrating thing is – the actual evidence is in abundant supply. And this is not just from whistle-blowers and independently minded vaccinologists and virologists and other senior & respected medicos willing to put their careers and possessions on the line. It is coming from all quarters – from mortuaries, insurance companies, some MSM, and the families of those who have lost loved ones or seen their health deteriorate.

And when the bubble does truly burst, it is going to have implications for public trust in many medications – and indeed, in the medical profession itself. I think that the latter understands this – I have personally already noticed some volte-faces.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 12, 2024 4:45 pm

Lysander – DEI is not DIE in the same way that AFLW is not AWFL.

That they choose a sanitized order of letters is a confirmation of the other order of letters.

Calli likes to mention C.S. Lewis’s That Hideous Strength and therein the National Institute for Co-ordinated Experiments (N.I.C.E.).

Roger
Roger
January 12, 2024 4:48 pm

Is Woollies “paying the rent” for each store?

If not, they’re not serious and should shut up.

JC
JC
January 12, 2024 4:49 pm

Most mainstream Right publications and pundits are pro-Ukraine.

I’d term it a little different.

Most mainstream Right pub are against Russian aggression and the invasion.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
January 12, 2024 4:56 pm

Dai Le, of course, was once a member of the NSW Liberal Party. She was expelled by the Photios muck
I like Dai Le.

Pogria
Pogria
January 12, 2024 5:02 pm

Complex Systems won’t survive the Competency Crisis.

A excellent, although long read. Here’s an excerpt;

While disasters like these are often front-page news, the broader connection between the disasters barely elicits any mention. America must be understood as a system of interwoven systems; the healthcare system sends a bill to a patient using the postal system, and that patient uses the mobile phone system to pay the bill with a credit card issued by the banking system. All these systems must be assumed to work for anyone to make even simple decisions. But the failure of one system has cascading consequences for all of the adjacent systems. As a consequence of escalating rates of failure, America’s complex systems are slowly collapsing.
The core issue is that changing political mores have established the systematic promotion of the unqualified and sidelining of the competent. This has continually weakened our society’s ability to manage modern systems. At its inception, it represented a break from the trend of the 1920s to the 1960s, when the direct meritocratic evaluation of competence became the norm across vast swaths of American society.

Dot
Dot
January 12, 2024 5:04 pm

Dot, JC, Cassie, Lizzie?

If the others are okay, I will pay an equal share of an introductory microbiology subject at university you can study. Maybe when you see microbes in real life you will stop thinking they are in the realm of vampires and minotaurs.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 12, 2024 5:04 pm

dover0beach
Jan 12, 2024 4:54 PM
Most mainstream Right pub are against Russian aggression and the invasion.

LOL, of course.

Not quite. Being against Russian aggression is not the same as being pro (the corrupt) Ukraine.

Pogria
Pogria
January 12, 2024 5:05 pm
Vicki
Vicki
January 12, 2024 5:08 pm

JC
Jan 12, 2024 4:36 PM
Figures
State which medicines you believe work?

Figures can, of course, speak for himself. Having immersed myself, as others have, in the Covid 19 issue for the past 4 years, I find it is still hard to be definitive. But there have been a huge number of studies now that indicate the efficacy of Ivermectin. Hydroxychoriquine also still has its advocates. It was rarely stated, though it should be, that those treatments must be started very early in the progress of the infection. Some other physicians who had treated many Covid patients believe that some particular patients need to be treated a week into the disease with blood thinners when micro clotting appears.

IVM & Hydroxy, I suppose can be understood as anti-virals. Conventional medicine eventually settled on Paxlovid, which also seems to have been effective – though some claim it caused rebound Covid.

Mind you, age and state of health has a particular relevance, it seems, to the progress of Covid. And I wouldn’t be too dismissive of the virulence of this corona virus. It has been challenged with an extensive global vaccination program. The damn thing is evolving, as one would expect. The latest BN1 strain is under scrutiny at this time to detect any increase in virulence due to “immune escape” that may be helped by the intensive vaccination programme.

Husband and I contracted the new strain a few months ago. It was far more intensive than Omicron, & I still have lingering after effects. I remarked to my GP that the body really hates this thing – I had violent coughing in the first week. She replied, sotto voce, that’s because it is “not natural thing” – or words to that effect.

Yes, indeed.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
January 12, 2024 5:08 pm

Aren’t religious people kind and decent?

Frequently. But whenever there is an atrocity in the world, you seldom have to look far to find a religious fanatic, from Hypatia to October 7.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
January 12, 2024 5:09 pm

Cassie mentioned independent MP Dai Le.

Perhaps a member of her electorate could suggest she don her Australian flag dress and pay a visit to all the Woolworths in her electorate on Australian day. It would be epic.

Top Ender
Top Ender
January 12, 2024 5:09 pm

Woolworths ‘First Nations advisory Board’

Words fail!

Presumably they all get some sort of stipend, and that’s passed on to the punter.

Dot
Dot
January 12, 2024 5:12 pm

But there have been a huge number of studies now that indicate the efficacy of Ivermectin.

Funnily enough, lefties on Reddit still think “Inject yourself with IM” is a clever insult.

JC
JC
January 12, 2024 5:13 pm

Honest question. Are Trump’s lawyers competent? Did he hire the gal because she’s a pretty face?

Trump’s spent over $50 million in legal fees against leftwing lawfare. $50 million is perhaps a very low estimate of the current costs because I read the estimate was around $45 milloin several months ago and the lawfare since then has moved into high gear.

I asked the question because it appears a co-defendent in the Georgia case found this out.

Co-Defendant in Trump Georgia Case Alleges Misconduct by Fulton County Prosecutor Fani Willis

“Fani” is bonking the prosecutor she appointed, in case you didn’t know, and there are plenty of other examples of unprofessional conduct.

How come Trump’s lawyers didn’t find out first?

Dot
Dot
January 12, 2024 5:17 pm

“Fani” is bonking the prosecutor she appointed, in case you didn’t know, and there are plenty of other examples of unprofessional conduct.

She was also bonking a gang banger shot caller.

She’s trash.

JC
JC
January 12, 2024 5:19 pm

She was also bonking a gang banger shot caller.

She’s trash.

Naaa, ya think?

Roger
Roger
January 12, 2024 5:20 pm

But whenever there is an atrocity in the world, you seldom have to look far to find a religious fanatic, from Hypatia to October 7.

‘Religious’ is too general are term to be of much use here.

Christians and Muslims have little in common and in fact Muslims find several key Christian doctrines to be anathema.

As for Hypatia, there is no command in Christianity to kill unbelievers. Assuming the accounts to be more or less accurate, her murderers were guilty of greater sins than she.

JC
JC
January 12, 2024 5:23 pm

DrBeauGan
Jan 12, 2024 5:08 PM

Aren’t religious people kind and decent?

Frequently. But whenever there is an atrocity in the world, you seldom have to look far to find a religious fanatic, from Hypatia to October 7.

Doc’s going to church on Sundays.

Church without God: How secular congregations fill a need for some nonreligious

Shared testimonies, collective singing, silent meditation and baptism rituals – these are all activities you might find at a Christian church service on a Sunday morning in the United States. But what would it look like if atheists were gathering to do these rituals instead?

Today, almost 30% of adults in the United States say they have no religious affiliation, and only half attend worship services regularly. But not all forms of church are on the decline – including “secular congregations,” or what many call “atheist churches.”

https://studyfinds.org/church-without-god-how-secular-congregations-fill-a-need-for-some-nonreligious-americans/

MatrixTransform
January 12, 2024 5:26 pm

Complex Systems won’t survive the Competency Crisis

excellent !!

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
January 12, 2024 5:27 pm

Funnily enough, lefties on Reddit still think “Inject yourself with IM” is a clever insult.

I recently watched the series ‘House’. This goes back to before the coof.

My ears pricked up during one episode when the eponymous main character told his team to put a patient on a course of Ivermectin.

Before coof it was an uncontroversial medication for human usage.

Zatara
Zatara
January 12, 2024 5:28 pm

“Fani” is bonking the prosecutor she appointed,

She’s not only bonking him, she has paid him over $600K dollars (so far).

Nice work if you can get it,

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
January 12, 2024 5:28 pm

Ask not for whom the bonk tolls …

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
January 12, 2024 5:29 pm

AFLW.

I wonder what the highest score that has been achieved by the lesbians?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 12, 2024 5:29 pm

‘Go after the Liberal Party machine’: David Sharaz’s email to Wilkinson revealed

By ellie dudley
Legal Affairs Correspondent
3:37PM January 12, 2024

Brittany Higgins’ fiance David Sharaz discussed “going after the Liberal Party Machine” in his initial email pitch to Lisa Wilkinson, and later told a Ten producer he knows a Labor MP who “owes” him and would let The Project team “secretly” film in their office to accompany the programme, new court documents reveal.

Text messages and emails written by Mr Sharaz were released in a tranche of documents from Bruce Lehrmann’s defamation trial with Ten and Ms Wilkinson on Thursday night.

Ms Higgins’ interview with Ms Wilkinson, in which she detailed rape allegations against Mr Lehrmann but did not name him as the alleged attacker, is at the centre of the mammoth defamation case, which stretched over a five-week trial at the end of last year.

The parties are now awaiting a judgment from Federal Court justice Michael Lee, who could deliver it at any time. Mr Lehrmann denies raping Ms Higgins, and says no sexual activity ever took place.

One email tendered to the trial reveals Mr Sharaz’s first correspondence with Ms Wilkinson in January 2021, pitching Ms Higgins’ interview with The Project. The email subject reads “MeToo, Liberal Party, Project Pitch”, but does not yet identify Ms Higgins as the alleged victim.

“I‘ve got a sensitive story surrounding a sexual assault at Parliament House; a woman who was pressured by the Liberal Party and female cabinet minister not to pursue it. She’s asked me to be the one to get the story told this year,” Mr Sharaz wrote.

“She’s still working for the party but will be relaunching an official police investigation over the next few months, and is using this time to prepare to leave as she knows she won’t be able to stay while this is going on. It’s sad, but there’s no way she could remain working in that place while fighting this.”

The trial heard that Mr Sharaz had worked with Ms Wilkinson briefly, and reconnected with her over email to pitch Ms Higgins’ story.

“To limit the pressure on her, and the stress of telling the story too many times, we’ve spoken about doing one major print and television interview only,” Mr Sharaz wrote.

“I’ve already got the print journalist on board, and it’s someone I know you’d respect. I’ve shown her your stuff regarding family violence and explained our shared past, and how nice you were to me, and she wants you to be the person who does the television interview when the time comes.

Mr Sharaz said Ms Higgins had “been through a lot” and said he wanted to make sure the story was “done right, given going after the Liberal Party machine is no easy feat”.

“She’ll only get one pulll (sic) of the trigger before they try to discredit and shut the story down. My experience in politics and Sky (News) sadly gives me that insight,” he said. “I can say this, it’s the first time something like that has happened under Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s watch. He can no longer use the excuse: ‘This is a bubble’ issue, or ‘this was before my time’.”

Mr Sharaz told Ms Wilkinson he “always admired” her “journalistic integrity”, which was why he recommended her to Ms Higgins. He signed the email off “much love”.

Ms Wilkinson replied to Mr Sharaz two hours later, saying she would be “very keen” to pursue the story.

“So lovely to hear from you, although I am saddened by the story of your friend. I hope she is OK,” Ms Wilkinson wrote. “Thank you too for thinking of me, and trusting me with such a sensitive topic.”

When they later tried to connect for a phone call, Ms Wilkinson said she was in a “slightly noisy cafe” working on her memoir. They organised to call at another time.

Ms Wilkinson was asked by Justice Lee during the trial whether she thought it was “odd” Mr Sharaz signed his first email off “much love”, considering they hadn’t had contact in years.

She agreed it was peculiar Mr Sharaz would sign the email that way, saying “to be honest, I’ve never noticed that before”.

The email comes following suggestions the couple had political motivations for telling Ms Higgins’ story.

Ms Higgins conceded under cross-examination that Mr Sharaz was “holding a grudge” against the Liberal Party at the time he approached the media, but denied that she came forward with her story in early 2021 to affect the impact of the federal election.

“At the time when I came forward, I was angry at the way that my rape had been handled, but I didn’t think that anything I said would be consequential enough to impact the election,” she said last month. “I didn’t have that big of an ego to think that I could change the course of an election, and I still don’t.”

Ms Higgins said she was “angry” at the Parliament House culture and “hurt by the Liberal Party”.

JC
JC
January 12, 2024 5:30 pm

When I used ‘pro-Ukraine it was a convenient shorthand for precisely re claims like ‘Russian aggression’.

Okay, then we should expect you’ll use ” against Russian aggression”, and reverse your shorthand every time you want want to use the term “pro-Ukraine”. Go longhand instead of shorthand for accuracy sake. 🙂

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
January 12, 2024 5:32 pm

I think the Woolworths story at The Australian might have broke a record at 3857 COMMENTS and still going.

Might be a bit more to it than selling thongs as suggested by Murray Watt.

Dutton is onto a winner. Especially in Qld where No vote was 69%.

Lysander
Lysander
January 12, 2024 5:32 pm

It’s “funny” Roger as early Muslims, including those preceding Mo’ followed the lines of many Christian and Jewish stories.

It got polluted with Mo’ and, by the time anything was actually written down (a 100+ years later) it had all completely changed!!!

will
will
January 12, 2024 5:33 pm

Roger
Jan 12, 2024 4:48 PM
Is Woollies “paying the rent” for each store?

If not, they’re not serious and should shut up.

well, they are paying a bunch of oxygen thieves to “advise” them, so yes.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
January 12, 2024 5:34 pm

She’s not only bonking him, she has paid him over $600K dollars (so far).

So, she is bonkrolling him.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 12, 2024 5:35 pm

But whenever there is an atrocity in the world, you seldom have to look far to find a religious fanatic, from Hypatia to October 7.

The Christian usually are on the done unto side, as per the textbook.
Our main weapon, as Christians, Catholics and Protestants both, is to bleed onto our tormentors.

Winston Smith
January 12, 2024 5:39 pm

Spinning Mouse:

Murray Watt is an idiot. Severe weather events have been part of our history forever.

What has changed is the infrastructure to deal with those ‘Severe Weather Events’ is no longer there or is in disrepair, or just not up to the expanded populations needs.

JC
JC
January 12, 2024 5:43 pm

But whenever there is an atrocity in the world, you seldom have to look far to find a religious fanatic, from Hypatia to October 7.

Really?

Chicago shootings: 75 shot, 14 fatally, in weekend gun violence across city, police say

Gunman in 2017 Las Vegas Shooting Was Angry at Casinos, New F.B.I. Files Show

There’s an attempt at a mass shooting a week these days. They don’t sound religious to me.

Dot
Dot
January 12, 2024 5:43 pm

Our main weapon, as Christians, Catholics and Protestants both, is to bleed onto our tormentors.

I prefer to make an example of them, as to encourage the others.

Lysander
Lysander
January 12, 2024 5:48 pm

There have been 62 AFLW games where neither side has scored more than 10 points.

There have been 214 games where neither side scored more than 20 points.

There are 3 games with scores over 100, about 7 games over 90 and 8 games with scores over 80. In each instance, the opposition scored less than 32 (with the exception of one game where it was 41).

I did some quick calcs of the 966 AFLW games ever and the avg winning score is 35.1

The average losing score is 35.07.

cohenite
January 12, 2024 5:49 pm

How come Trump’s lawyers didn’t find out first?

Trump has access to guys like Jonathan Turley and Dershowitz. They know the background of the Soros scum who are prosecuting him.

Winston Smith
January 12, 2024 5:51 pm

bons:

I clicked after three minutes during which they trashed the Army (WWII), trashed volunteers, trashed farmers, trashed the Army again for not taking women, attacked female pay, attacked racism against aboriginals.

Mum gave up a career with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music as a violinist. She joined the AWAS and was packing supplies for the lads in PNG when the Cowra breakout was happening. She spoke once or twice about being escorted from the barracks to the packing sheds the next day past the covered bodies of the 3 young men who had been hacked to death by the Japs.

This sounds like another effort by the Communists to rewrite history.
Their story – “You’ll Be Sorry!” ISBN 0 73168091X

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
January 12, 2024 5:51 pm

Lysander.

Cheers.

Rosie
Rosie
January 12, 2024 5:54 pm

Hypatia was murdered during a period of significant civil unrest, including a massacre in 414, according to apparently infallible historians; to conclusively condemn all Christians as a consequence is just bigotry.
It’s fashionable now to bring her up, because she was a woman and it’s always so nice to have Christian babies.

Top Ender
Top Ender
January 12, 2024 5:55 pm

Surely Woollies having an “Advisory Board” for one section of the population is condescending? Such people must need lotsa help.

Where is their Board for short people? How do short customers reach the top shelves?

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
January 12, 2024 5:58 pm

There’s an attempt at a mass shooting a week these days. They don’t sound religious to me.

Those aren’t atrocities. That’s perfectly normal for democrat run cities.

Rosie
Rosie
January 12, 2024 5:59 pm

Oops.
Baddies.

JC
JC
January 12, 2024 6:01 pm

cohenite
Jan 12, 2024 5:49 PM

How come Trump’s lawyers didn’t find out first?

Trump has access to guys like Jonathan Turley and Dershowitz. They know the background of the Soros scum who are prosecuting him.

No excuses! Trump’s team should’ve found this out in the first weekend, however I’m willing to at least forgive the cute owl She’s quite a looker and really argumentative too.

Rosie
Rosie
January 12, 2024 6:03 pm
Winston Smith
January 12, 2024 6:06 pm

Boambee John:

Try this scenario: Creepy Joe floats through the primaries. As time for the DemonRat Convention nears, he has a “sudden” drop in his fitness level. In his final (semi-) coherent before stepping back, he asks the Convention to nominate his “beloved” wife, Dr Jill, upon whose support he has relied for decades, as the DemonRat candidate. In a wave of emotion, this happens, and the rest, however it turns out, becomes history.

I’ve heard crazier scenarios.
The one I’m betting on is Joe going tits up in the months before, and Michelle Obama getting the nod, while missing out on the grilling by the media. Barack Obama will, of course, be presented as the Co-President supporting his darling wife with his many years of experience in the Presidential role. It will give Barack Obama the fig leaf excuse to get his third Presidency.

Lysander
Lysander
January 12, 2024 6:07 pm

No worries Steve. Just for the record, the average men’s game score in 2022 was 83.4

You can find all the stats here:

https://australianfootball.com/leagues/every_match/AFL/138/Women%27s+Premiership+Season/245

JC
JC
January 12, 2024 6:08 pm
Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
January 12, 2024 6:08 pm

Does the Woolies Darkies Squad do an in-depth dive into BWS liquor sales in Geraldton, Broome, and Kalgoorlie?
Ever look at the amount of chips n coke that gets shifted in Port Headland?
Cigarette sales in Ceduna?
…ever present their (pay) masters with a Cease and Desist?
…ever sit down in the dirt with Mob at Their Communities and have a hard Leadership talk about cheap sugar, carbs and seed oils?
…yeah nah, didn’t think so

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 12, 2024 6:09 pm

Oh noes.

Millions of Australians urged to stay inside as weekend temperatures reach dangerous highs in several states (Sky News, 12 Jan)

Millions of Australians are bracing for a weekend of sweltering temperatures as the BoM warns residents in several states to prepare for an extreme heatwave.

“A typical 9am dew point in Sydney during January would be about 17ºC. On Thursday morning, Sydney’s dew point was hovering around 24 to 26ºC and reached 26.7ºC at 12.40pm, which is exceptionally high for any time of year,” he said.

Friday’s dew point also reached a whopping 25.2 degrees.

A whopping twenty five point two degrees?!! That is beyond human endurance. We should panic.

JC
JC
January 12, 2024 6:11 pm

So what’s the take away re US air strikes today against Yemen?

Long time coming for the hootie tooties.

Lysander
Lysander
January 12, 2024 6:11 pm

But apparently mathematics is racist or something:

https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/threads/aflw-the-low-scoring-myth.1186844/

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 12, 2024 6:15 pm

I have to say that Sky’s new meteorologist lady Alison Osborne is looking a lot like a completely bonkers climate bedwetting nutcase.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 12, 2024 6:15 pm

Commerce Minister Sue Ellery: No timeline for transfer of Aboriginal Lands Trust estate to traditional owners
Josh Zimmerman
The West Australian
Fri, 12 January 2024 1:50PM
Comments

No timeline has been set for the WA Government to transfer a vast swathe of the State into the direct control of traditional owners, with Commerce Minister Sue Ellery ruling out legislation coming to Parliament ahead of the 2025 election.

The Aboriginal Lands Trust holds and manages about 8 per cent of WA’s landmass on behalf of Indigenous custodians.

It was established in 1972 after the closure of a series of church missions and imposes a number of conditions that prevent direct ownership, a major obstacle to private development — including housing and commercial activities.

Long-held plans to divest the land, which encompasses 142 remote Aboriginal communities and five pastoral leases, enjoy bipartisan support and the Cook Government has confirmed it is drafting laws to accomplish the goal.

However, Ms Ellery on Friday said there was “no plan for legislation this year”.

“It is a very complicated set of arrangements that are being consulted on now,” she said.

“That consultation will continue, it is not expected to have any legislation this year.”

Asked whether the Government would commit to passing laws transferring control of the land if it retains office in 2025, Ms Ellery said any election promises would only be announced “much closer to the election”.

She went on to highlight the El Questro resort in the Kimberley, a commercial arrangement between the Wilinggin people and operator The G’day Group, as a “good example” of how freeing up land tenure had brought community benefit.

“But there’s no legislation before us, there is no legislation intended this year and consultation will continue,” she said.

The land trust holds more than 20 million hectares and is home to about 12,000 people — none of whom are able to own their own houses, which are instead government controlled.

So, if Aboriginal people can own their own homes, they’ll be responsible for maintaining those homes?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 12, 2024 6:17 pm

JC

Jan 12, 2024 4:36 PM

Figures

State which medicines you believe work?

Witchhazel.
And St John’s wort.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 12, 2024 6:19 pm

NSW Nats leader commits seppuku live on TV.

New South Wales Nationals Leader Dugald Saunders says the commencement of construction at the Uungula Wind Farm near Wellington in the state’s Central West will leave a “meaningful legacy” for Australians.

Mr Saunders and Andrew Forrest are among those backing the site, calling it an important step in the state’s energy roadmap.

“It’s been an interesting ride with renewable energy, and, of course, Wellington is right smack bang in the middle of the Central West Orana Renewable Energy Zone, and this Uungula Wind Farm has been in the planning now for over five years,” Mr Saunders told Sky News Australia.

I will refrain from commenting because rude. Someone please get him an urgent brain transplant.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 12, 2024 6:24 pm

Brittany’s ectomorph Rasputin in the news again. Merde!

132andBush
132andBush
January 12, 2024 6:25 pm

So what’s the take away re US air strikes today against Yemen? Red Sea open for business by Monday? Quagmire? Somewhere in between?

The US now has a really good idea of where to hit for maximum effect, having waited so long to strike.
Lets hope they continue.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 12, 2024 6:26 pm

endomorph. Thanks Autocorrect – see yourself out. Fkn propellor heads.

JC
JC
January 12, 2024 6:27 pm

And St John’s wort.

Dunno how anyone would use it with a name like that.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 12, 2024 6:27 pm

Oops, missed the linky because difficult to see through furious red haze in my vision systems.

NSW wind farm project will leave a ‘meaningful legacy’: NSW Nationals Leader (Sky News, 12 Jan)

Amazing to watch the self-immolation of the Libs and Nats. Why do they even bother?

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 12, 2024 6:30 pm

Appearing alongside Twiggy at a media op unless your name is Xi is unlikely to be a good move.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 12, 2024 6:31 pm

Hooty Tooty Rebels were going to be the next big boy band.
Shortly to be re-branded as Hooty Tooty Rabble.

132andBush
132andBush
January 12, 2024 6:35 pm

Hooty Tooty Rebels were going to be the next big boy band.
Shortly to be re-branded as Hooty Tooty Rabble.

Their first hit went up the charts like a rocket.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 12, 2024 6:37 pm

dover0beach
Jan 12, 2024 5:25 PM

Not quite. Being against Russian aggression is not the same as being pro (the corrupt) Ukraine.

When I used ‘pro-Ukraine’ it was a convenient shorthand precisely re claims like ‘Russian aggression’.

Convenient, but as my response indicated, potentially misleading.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 12, 2024 6:38 pm

PS, I prefer Kissinger’s comment re the 1980s Iran/Iraq War: “Can’t they both lose?”

Cassie of Sydney
January 12, 2024 6:44 pm

And St John’s wort.

St John’s wort can be dangerous when used with other drugs.

There’s some evidence St John’s wort helps mild depression and mood disorders but it interacts badly with other medications. You can experience severe and dangerous side effects. I know because for a period back in the early 2000s I took St John’s wort, on the advice of a Naturopath, and it caused severe side effects to the point where I had to be taken to hospital. I remember the doctor on duty was decidedly unimpressed when I told him I was taking it.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 12, 2024 6:44 pm

Canadian bands have always sucked.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 12, 2024 6:49 pm

Again, I preface this by saying that DEI in hiring where human life and limb is at risk is fraught.
However, there are a number of things which could go wrong in aircraft assembly. The assembly line is divided into “stations” with each assigned specific tasks, for example frame assembly and skin, run wiring looms, instal hydraulic lines, fit windows and doors, interior panels and trim, galley and toilet instal, seating etc.
When it comes to shit jobs, everyone loves to bump these to the next shift or, ultimately, to the next station, because the line will keep moving rather than stop for one simple fit-off.
This all works fine if:-
a) there is bonhomie and good humour among shifts and station crews to pick up shortfalls; and
b) handover documentation between shifts and down the line is meticulous.

I await a “wooden know” from the usual suspect.
Which will be embarassing given this comprises nearly ten years of my “lived experience”.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 12, 2024 6:49 pm

St John’s wort can be dangerous when used with other drugs.

Friend nearly died, actually stopped beathing, after having some. His missus thought he was pranking her, but when she poked him in the (open) eye and he didnt so much as twitch she called the ambos.
He came too in the ambo and the first thing he did- “AAAAGHHH my bloody eye”….
Then had 6 months of fits and unwellness.
It has a reputation as a “dirty” natural drug.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 12, 2024 6:49 pm

-New South Wales Nationals Leader Dugald Saunders-

There’s always a new Tony Windsor waiting in the wings.
Perhaps Dugald could point to an agricultural industry that enjoys the enormous subsidies and guaranteed returns on investment that Twiggy has managed to tickle out of Blackout.
Some people are born without a perspective chip.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 12, 2024 6:51 pm

Ruh roh. Perf is now a top military target. I always figured it would be a couple of months till they got around to bombing us.

Black Ball
Black Ball
January 12, 2024 6:51 pm

So, if Aboriginal people can own their own homes, they’ll be responsible for maintaining those homes?

I think this is one of the biggest issues. The housing set up now for black fellas throughout the north of Australia is rent or almost free. So there is no pride or care when windows are broken and walls kicked in.
Also the loans for home ownership. It’s all very well and exciting to get the loan, but you need to be ready for 2 decades of paying it back.

Cassie of Sydney
January 12, 2024 6:57 pm

Caught the bus this afternoon from the CBD to Bondi Junction. At Darlinghurst a vision of transperversion got on the bus. A tall skinny male, about 6.5 inches, dressed in a midriff top and mini skirt, the midriff top showed his stomach which of course showed his male body hair. He was wearing big fake boobs. On his face he had put lipstick on his thick lips, which he hadn’t put on properly, and lots of eyeshadow. He looked like a whore. As we was getting off the bus, I saw his shoes, about 13cm high strappy sandals, which he could barely stand in, and then I watched him as he tried to get off the bus, nearly stumbling in the process.

I wanted him to stumble. I hoped he would stumble. Observing him, these words came to mind……repulsive, offensive, pervert. I don’t want creeps like him in female only spaces. He is NOT a female, he is a transvestite, a freak, an offensive freak.

Lysander
Lysander
January 12, 2024 7:00 pm

LOL Trump just posted this on Truth Social:

https://twitter.com/AwakenedOutlaw/status/1745671535036436852

“At Whitehouse Living, a home for seniors, we’ll make you feel like a President.” 😛

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
January 12, 2024 7:00 pm

Shops refusing to carry Australia Day merchandise?
How about they stop carrying all that tawdry and awful Halloween rubbish.
Woolworths and Big W – I’m looking at you.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
January 12, 2024 7:04 pm

St John’s wort can be dangerous
People ask me why I look younger than my age, and I reply that I’m on the Kerry Packer diet: steak and chips, washed down with red wine.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 12, 2024 7:08 pm

Canadian bands have always sucked.

You’ve been listening to the wrong Canadian bands Bear.

I won’t go there. Instead I’ll put up some good Novocastrian alt-pop.

The Dissociatives – Horror With Eyeballs (2004)

No I don’t know where Daniel Johns’ head was at when he wrote this song, but I like it and the video is excellent too.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 12, 2024 7:08 pm

JC
Jan 12, 2024 6:08 PM

JC just cracked the code.

They thought they were installing butt plugs not door plugs…

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 12, 2024 7:09 pm

Spudshed boss Tony Galati vows to stock Australia Day merchandise despite Woolworths, Aldi ban
Caitlyn Rintoul
The West Australian
Fri, 12 January 2024 3:11PM
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WA’s Spud king Tony Galati has vowed to stock Australia Day-themed products this weekend, just days after a string of retailers ditched the patriotic gear.

The Spudshed boss insists shoppers will be able to buy balloons, buckets, chairs, flags, tattoos and other novelty items in his eight WA stores, despite other supermarkets steering clear of the merchandise.

“I strongly believe that all Australians want the opportunity to buy that product to help them celebrate their Australia Day,” Mr Galati said.

The well-known businessman also called for Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to have a national approach to the issue.

Mr Galati said the Federal Government’s move to leave councils in charge of when to hold their Australia Day citizenship ceremonies caused division on what was supposed to be a day of celebration.

“We need to celebrate Australia Day,” he said.

“There should be a national approach. Choose a date. Make a decision. Say ‘that’s what it is, hope everyone is happy’ and moved together as as Australians — as one. Don’t cause any division.

“I understand everybody’s opinion but we need to celebrate as proud Australians.”

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
January 12, 2024 7:10 pm

If you are in a Union Super fund I would be checking if it is investing in any Twiggy renewable companies.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
January 12, 2024 7:11 pm

So there is no pride or care when windows are broken and walls kicked in.

It’s not unknown for the veranda and doors to be chopped up for firewood…

MatrixTransform
January 12, 2024 7:16 pm

St John’s wort can be dangerous

thyroid meds apparently

MatrixTransform
January 12, 2024 7:17 pm

and anti-depressants

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 12, 2024 7:19 pm

Spudshed boss Tony Galati vows to stock Australia Day merchandise despite Woolworths, Aldi ban

IT would approve. Potatoes fuel freedom in the West now Emperor Barney has been overthrown.

Black Ball
Black Ball
January 12, 2024 7:19 pm

Quite clear Warner couldn’t give a phuck about his brother’s nuptials.

Cassie of Sydney
January 12, 2024 7:20 pm

MatrixTransform
Jan 12, 2024 7:16 PM
St John’s wort can be dangerous

thyroid meds apparently

Yep, it was the combination of St John’s Wort and my thyroid medication that made me violently ill.

Real Deal
Real Deal
January 12, 2024 7:20 pm

They thought they were installing butt plugs not door plugs…

Moley, you win the interwebs this week. Brilliant!

miltonf
miltonf
January 12, 2024 7:22 pm

Get a load of this mediocrity! Ex ALPBC. Unipardy indeed.

Dugald William Saunders is an Australian politician. He has been a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly since 2019, representing Dubbo for the Nationals.[2] Saunders was the Minister for Agriculture and the Minister for Western New South Wales in the Perrottet ministry from December 2021 until March 2023.[3]

Before entering politics, Saunders had a long career in broadcasting. He was a commentator at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and was the ABC Local Radio morning presenter in Dubbo for ten years.[4]

Saunders became leader of the New South Wales National Party in May 2023.

Cassie of Sydney
January 12, 2024 7:23 pm

and anti-depressants

Yep, and at that time I was also taking Zoloft. I nearly killed myself, which at that time, despite being depressed, I didn’t want to do!

Cassie of Sydney
January 12, 2024 7:23 pm

and anti-depressants

Yep, and at that time I was also taking Zoloft. I nearly killed myself, which at that time, despite being depressed, I didn’t want to do!

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 12, 2024 7:27 pm

They thought they were installing butt plugs not door plugs…

It’s Boeing not the QANTAS Christmas Party.

Roger
Roger
January 12, 2024 7:30 pm

Canadian bands have always sucked.

The Band.

Fact check: False.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
January 12, 2024 7:31 pm

Breaking News :
The Chief of Defence has announced a further deployment to the Middle East to provide command for the 11 members already deployed manning the phones in highly dangerous work.

The officers, a Major General, Rear Admiral and Air Vice Marshall are all highly experienced combat officers. All once sailed around Timor on a navy tug boat.

The Chief of Defence under questioning was however reluctant to answer questions when he was asked why they were all female. Speculation is that this deployment is being used as experience to boost their chances to be the next three service commanders.

The media only became aware of the deployment when the officers were presented with their leadership medal, the Distinguished Service Cross, prior to deployment.

Roger
Roger
January 12, 2024 7:32 pm

Clips of The Last Waltz are available on You Tube.

John H.
John H.
January 12, 2024 7:34 pm

MatrixTransform
Jan 12, 2024 7:16 PM
St John’s wort can be dangerous

thyroid meds apparently

St. John’s Wort is another example of alternative medicine quackery. It is with great pleasure I observe the death of naturopathy and assorted claptrap. Psychiatry isn’t much better. It is ironic that psychiatry is now using remedies shamans have been using for millennia. I’d rather look for gold tops than trust either of those fields.

JC
JC
January 12, 2024 7:37 pm

The only decent drug on the market is nicotine. It relaxes and helps with thought. Combined with coffee in the morning, and there’s nothing else to wake and keep you alert. A true wonder drug. Only thing is the delivery system eventually kills you stone deadsky.

JC
JC
January 12, 2024 7:40 pm

John H

I guess it goes into the class of psychiatry drugs. I’ve read that magic mushrooms do wonders for depression. Not sure if they’ve turned it into a prescription drug in some way though.

Muddy
Muddy
January 12, 2024 7:41 pm

Boambee John
Jan 12, 2024 3:16 PM

This is not new, nor is it news.

By erasing history,* everything** IS new, and news.

* Or not teaching it.
** Except for misinformation/disinformation from unacceptable sources.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 12, 2024 7:42 pm

The Band.

I was thinking more of The Tea Party and The Constantines.

The Tea Party – Fire In The Head (1995)

Winston Smith
January 12, 2024 7:48 pm

Cassie of Sydney
Jan 12, 2024 6:44 PM
And St John’s wort.

St John’s wort can be dangerous when used with other drugs.

I was doing the Psychiatric part of my RN training and a patient arrived in a psychotic state after making a gravy of comfrey. He was cooking something and thought it a good idea at the time.
One of the best examples of verbal disorder I have ever met.
He was sedated and came good about 24 hours later. His description of his thoughts – his memory of the event was quite OK – but he admitted he had never been so frightened in his life as he could follow his thought patterns but no one was understanding him.
Lesson learnt:
Comfrey gravy is baaad, mkay?

John H.
John H.
January 12, 2024 7:50 pm

JC
Jan 12, 2024 7:40 PM
John H

I guess it goes into the class of psychiatry drugs. I’ve read that magic mushrooms do wonders for depression. Not sure if they’ve turned it into a prescription drug in some way though.

Early results for depression and PTSD far exceed any current therapies. Serotonin was perhaps the wrong target. What is being accepted now is that the best target is a growth factor. I first came across that possibility in the 90’s when I read an animal study where targeting that growth factor(BDNF-TrkB) lead to immediate relief. I have a habit of remembering orphan studies like that. Human studies are now finding the same rapid response. Not just magic mushrooms, other chemicals in the same class can produce similiar results. Also stunning results for terminal cancer patients overcoming anxiety about death. Even smoking cessation. This represents a potential revolution in our understanding of the brain-behavior nexus.

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
January 12, 2024 7:50 pm

“At Whitehouse Living, a home for seniors, we’ll make you feel like a President.”

Whatever the final outcome, looks like this election is going to be fun.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 12, 2024 7:53 pm

dover0beach
Jan 12, 2024 5:55 PM
So what’s the take away re US air strikes today against Yemen? Red Sea open for business by Monday? Quagmire? Somewhere in between?

To borrow from Chou en Lai, “It is too early to tell”.

JC
JC
January 12, 2024 7:55 pm

There’s an epidemic in the US and it appears to be an illness with a real cause for concern.

Black on white, Hispanic on white crime is off the charts in relative terms. Musk has picked up on it.

Elon Musk
@elonmusk
The propaganda level in legacy media has become tediously high, but also remarkable for how almost all legacy media repeat the same lies verbatim

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