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Monte Carlo Seen from Roquebrune, Claude Monet, 1884

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Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
February 8, 2024 1:35 pm

I wanted to take a side-trip to the Falklands but when Hairy checked we find that Argentina has no flights there. You can go to Oxfordshire in England, says Hairy encouragingly to me. They have a weekly civilian flight to the Falklands from some airforce base there. Nup, I say, let’s give it away this trip, I’m not doing a dog-leg to Britain just for that, we’ll pick up the Falklands some other time. Maybe on a cruise.

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 8, 2024 1:36 pm

Bespoke is a passive aggressiver sigher. Not you.

Since that is your specialty Elizabeth I’ll git the point to the expert.

Cue: Some claim of being innocent dov and pleading to leave her alone.

I think your ‘champ’ put-up-yer-dukes is a very appropriate response.
Fight passive aggression with real aggression.

Sigh!

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 8, 2024 1:38 pm

gift

Sigh!

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
February 8, 2024 1:40 pm

Harvard just announced that student mandates for flu and C19 will remain in effect for fall 2024. Faculty & staff have no such systemwide mandates.

So the younger students have to be jabbed but not the older staff.

Why anybody would be sending their kids to Harvard is a mystery.

We need an updated season of legal drama Suits with Harvey Spector going to town on no longer employing solely from Harvard as totally sunk in terms of reputation.

Alamak!
February 8, 2024 1:42 pm

The USD is King there now after the devaluation.

I had an ex-colleague move to Buenos Aires in the 1990’s and buy an aparttment for US$30k. At that time Argentinians had over 30B in USD stored offshore and real estate deals were most easily done in cash for USD.

Nothing has changed in decades … Hopefully Milei can get things moving.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 8, 2024 1:45 pm

Bruce of Newcastle

Feb 8, 2024 1:08 PM

Last night we fixed our Argentinian itinerary.

Lizzie – keep a close eye on things. Lefties are starting to organize against Milei. It could get messy.

I think it’s spelt “messi” in that part of the world.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
February 8, 2024 1:46 pm

Hitler’s paintings in that private museum, the life’s-work collection of one obsessed man, are not particularly ‘on display’, as nothing really is. These historic paintings are in a cabinet, at the back of it, with other smaller items in the foreground… you have to view one of them side-on as it is propped against the cabinet’s interior side.

There’s also a genuine enigma code machine. On top of a desk, like some forgotten old typewriter. You could touch the keys, and many other things there too, if you were so inclined, although respect for these relics mean security is lax. The big guy owner would probably beat you up if you tried to steal, he has a full replica of a Nazi interrogation room there, with original items. I don’t think you mess with him.

Cassie of Sydney
February 8, 2024 1:46 pm

I’ll git the point to the expert

Now that’s what I call a Freudian slip.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 8, 2024 1:48 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

Feb 8, 2024 1:35 PM

I wanted to take a side-trip to the Falklands but when Hairy checked we find that Argentina has no flights there.

Well, there’s a surprise.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
February 8, 2024 1:48 pm

You are in excellent form today, Sancho. As are others.

Makes Catallaxy fun. Like ole times.

Cassie of Sydney
February 8, 2024 1:48 pm

Cue: Some claim of being innocent dov and pleading to leave her alone.

Sigh! Perhaps the writer of the above could write in English rather than gibberish.

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 8, 2024 1:54 pm

You are a hypocrite, Cassie.

Is that clear enough?

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 8, 2024 1:56 pm
Cassie of Sydney
February 8, 2024 1:57 pm

Oooh, aaah, Bespook’s getting irate. He doesn’t like it when his sniping of Lizzie is thrown back in his face.

Funny how he can spell when he wants to.

Sigh!

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 8, 2024 2:02 pm
shatterzzz
February 8, 2024 2:06 pm

So all this waffling about inflation and rising costs are hot air! .. at least according to gummint figures used to calculate OAP increases .. cos believe it or not the “official” figure for the, half yearly, March increase comes in at .. 2% .. Yep, a measly, 2% or in real terms $9 a week for singles & $13.50 a week for couples …… soooooooo forget all this rubbish you’ve read in the media or even your shopping docket/regular bills stuff that’s just to confuse you .. The gummint sez your cost of living has only increased by 2% over the past 6 months …… and they wouldn’t cheat us, would they ……?
Strange thing tho was earlier in the year pollies got an average 4% payrise to help keep their heads above water ……..!

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 8, 2024 2:06 pm

Cyber Boudica squawked.

So brave.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
February 8, 2024 2:06 pm

This is nicely done.

Your average pleb has no understanding…

https://twitter.com/i/status/1755353346213335109

Roger
Roger
February 8, 2024 2:10 pm

Youth crime is the first issue to expose Miles’s main obstacle in seeking re-election – the government’s record.

Otoh, there’s the LNP’s Crisafulli, who has a 7 point plan to “empower” the bloated state public service & is so disconnected from voters he backed Palaszczuk’s plans for truth and treaty even after the Voice referendum vote.

Is there a time in living memory when our state politicians have been of such inferior standard? At least Joh got infrastructure built.

Cassie of Sydney
February 8, 2024 2:12 pm

You’re so brave picking on an elderly woman.

Sigh!

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 8, 2024 2:14 pm

1 hour ago
Greens attack ‘property investor’ Albanese
Rhiannon Down
Rhiannon Down

Greens MP Max Chandler-Mather takes paternity leave as he welcomes baby boy

Greens housing spokesman Max Chandler-Mather has personally attacked Anthony Albanese for owning investment properties, calling on the federal government to scrap negative gearing laws.

“Let’s be real, if Labor wants to deal with housing affordability then it’s time to phase out the billions of dollars in tax concessions property investors get every year in the form of negative gearing and capital gains tax concessions,” he said.

“We could be investing that money in building public housing but instead it is going to people like the Prime Minister with his three investment properties.

“And I think what they’ve got to realise on the politics of this in the course of this year a lot of renters are going to start asking the question, why do we have a Labor government with a property investor as a prime minister, who is fighting to protect negative gearing and capital gains tax concessions in the middle of the worst housing crisis we’ve seen in a generation.”

Greens Leader Adam Bandt has also called on the government to block the approval of a new coal mine in Queensland, after the Whitehaven Winchester South coal mine was given the green light yesterday.

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 8, 2024 2:15 pm
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 8, 2024 2:16 pm

Is there a time in living memory when our state politicians have been of such inferior standard?

The niece of the late great, Charles Court is proposing to enter State politics…

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
February 8, 2024 2:16 pm

Getting a number of notifications of various parks being closed in WA today on my emails.

Because it is hot.
Not “fire danger” or anything else, just, it will be hot.

Climate porn.

Rosie
Rosie
February 8, 2024 2:18 pm

U.S. airstrikes against 85 targets in Iraq and Syria on Friday and Houthi positions in Yemen on Saturday marked the “beginning, not the end of our response” to a drone attack late last month that killed three American troops in Jordan, national security advisor Jake Sullivan told NBC on Sunday. The top Biden Administration official also refused to rule out airstrikes on Iranian soil

The US doesn’t seem to be limiting itself to numeric proportionality.
Also no surprise that it’s an appropriately named ‘axis’ and of course killing nazis just encourages new nazis, I suppose you then keep going until there are none.

Crossie
Crossie
February 8, 2024 2:19 pm

Crossie
Feb 8, 2024 1:25 PM
The revelations come after Melbourne Water struck deals with multiple Indigenous groups in the metropolitan region, awarding them greater powers over key water sources, including Melbourne’s Western Treatment Plant and the Thomson Reservoir.

This will lead to Australians being blamed for higher water costs and higher building costs. Is this what our leaders want?

I just realised that I left out the “indigenous” before Australians. Sigh …

Cassie of Sydney
February 8, 2024 2:19 pm

The niece of the late great, Charles Court is proposing to enter State politics…

I hope NOT as a Teal.

JC
JC
February 8, 2024 2:24 pm

This is why I love America. The entrepreneurial spirit just can’t be matched anywhere else in the world, and what makes America great.

Radio station baffled after 200-foot radio tower disappears without a trace: ‘Seen it all now’

A radio station is on standby after thieves somehow stole a 200-foot radio tower in Alabama.

No one’s sure how the ambitious bandits made off with the heavy steel structure, WJLX station general manager Brett Elmore told WBRC.

“I have tried all weekend to figure it out, and I just can’t,” Elmore told the TV station.

“I have been in the radio business, around it all my life and then in it professionally for 26 years, and I can say I have never heard of anything like this,” he added. “I can say I’ve seen it all now.”

Get a load of the size of the thing.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
February 8, 2024 2:27 pm
Roger
Roger
February 8, 2024 2:28 pm

Greens housing spokesman Max Chandler-Mather has personally attacked Anthony Albanese for owning investment properties…

Mz. Faruqi owns 2 investment properties.

I guess she’ll be divesting of them now.

cohenite
February 8, 2024 2:28 pm

The thing that caught her and smugged for the cameras laughed off what he did. I wonder what else he gets up to back in Singleton. Might be someone to keep an eye on.

What’s his name. I know people in Singleton.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 8, 2024 2:29 pm

I hope NOT as a Teal.

Perish the thought!

Dot
Dot
February 8, 2024 2:39 pm

Ben is splitting bar graphs.

Min
Min
February 8, 2024 2:40 pm

Comments please I have just read Babet ‘s an MP , plea to fellow immigrants not to turn Australia into the shit hole they left . He is Mauritian .
So here is my hypothesis after reviewing relationships where people marry those who suffer similar mental health issues in the family of origin . This is what they feel comfortable with , so these newbies here want to make it feel like home. When in therapy major changes are required and change feels uncomfortable I don’t feel like me syndrome occurs ..

Dot
Dot
February 8, 2024 2:43 pm

Aaaaaron Clarey made a good comment.

Ben Shapiro rapping and Jordan Peterson talking at all is like trying to sell a serious TED Talk as light entertainment.

Those who need it, just won’t.

JC
JC
February 8, 2024 2:43 pm

Dot
Feb 8, 2024 1:15 PM

for posting all that bold type

That’s the point, dumbarse.

LOL.

Dot
Dot
February 8, 2024 2:50 pm

Getting a number of notifications of various parks being closed in WA today on my emails.

Because it is hot.

Yes. It’s Western Australia, fer chrissakes!

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 8, 2024 2:50 pm

A
17 minutes ago
Earth to Max Chandler-Mather: where do you think rental properties come from?

Top Ender
Top Ender
February 8, 2024 2:52 pm

From the article on Hitler’s paintings – they are in a US Army museum in Washington DC:

Hitler survived to achieve notoriety. This is what puts the value on his artwork and is his legacy to a time before infamy. His artwork is now highly collectable. Perhaps the greatest collection of his work is held by the US Army.

The Museum Support Center, Center of Military History is located at Fort Belvoir in Virginia, only 30 kms from Washington, D.C. Built in 2010 at a cost of $24,000,000 this facility houses the US Army’s historical collection of weaponry (the biggest gun safe on Earth!) and anything else of military importance to the Americans. It also contains some 16,000 pieces of fine art that is the property of the Army.

Some of these items were commissioned, some donated and some, one could suggest, were looted in 1945 from Germany as it disintegrated at the end of the war. Amongst this collection of art are an undisclosed number of Adolf Hitler’s works which were rounded up after the war’s end, catalogued and stored away.

Dunno who wrote the article…

Dot
Dot
February 8, 2024 2:53 pm

The squatter story out of Atlanta is shocking (NY Post).

cohenite
February 8, 2024 2:56 pm

Cronkite, do you have a spare $538 million? Costa Esmeralda is gorgeous and so is the house. You should have Rosie do a look through as she’s in Sardinia now.

Not my style; too much tile. If I was going Mediterranean I would be looking at something like the Villa Gaeta which was featured at the end of Casino Royale:

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

Rabz
February 8, 2024 2:58 pm

Is there a time in living memory when our state politicians have been of such inferior standard?

I have no idea who the NSW gliberal leader is and have zero interest in finding out.

Presumably it’s no longer Dumb Parrothead.

cohenite
February 8, 2024 3:05 pm

CUNY Law School Unable to Find Venue to Hold Graduation After Its Recent History of Anti-Semitism and Hate Speech

The bitch who made the foul speech was a muslim kunt called Fatima Mousa Mohammed. I don’t know if she landed a job but the NY Bar Association has defended her.

Lysander
Lysander
February 8, 2024 3:06 pm

Just watched Dutton being interviewed last night by Labortard Sarah Ferguson.

It reinforces the fact that no Lib should ever go on their ABC but, having said that, I think Dutts still did okay.

Also good on him for calling out “Sarah’s Labor talking points.” She referred to “Labor’s sensible policy” and when Dutton called her out she just flatly said she didn’t.

I don’t know how he contained himself….

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
February 8, 2024 3:11 pm

For those who may think Im gilding the lily on the notifications from the parks mob in WA…

here is one.

Penguin Island is closed on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 February 2024 due to hot weather conditions exceeding heat parameters.

This closure only affects Penguin Island and no other locations or tours within Shoalwater Islands Marine Park.

Affected Parks/Locations
Penguin Island
Affected sites: Penguin Island Conservation Park

Website link:

View alert at https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au/Home/Index#1f618eda-854b-4e9b-a25a-d917f7ad2666

We used to be a serious country.

Lysander
Lysander
February 8, 2024 3:12 pm

….and I love the fact Dutton told Ferguson he’d worked with Costello and Howard on tax reform previously and Bill Shorten recently on the NDIS LOL!!!

I hope Elbow was watching.

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 8, 2024 3:14 pm

Penguin Island is closed on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 February 2024 due to hot weather conditions exceeding heat parameters.

Toxic maternalism dressed up as consern.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
February 8, 2024 3:19 pm

Perhaps the penguins explode or self combust like little lithium battery toys?

Im enjoying the image my brain is amusing itself with of David Attenborough intoning piously as fairy penguins run down the beach squealing like little Roman Candles.

“And here we see what happens every year as the temperature reaches 35 degrees, the little penguins returning to the ocean before they explode”…

Top Ender
Top Ender
February 8, 2024 3:20 pm

Meanwhile in the completely crazy UK:

An illegal Channel migrant living under a rowing boat on a Kent beach is struggling to leave the country.

In an astonishing claim, the 25-year-old Syrian says he is ‘trapped’ in this country and wants to get out.

He has been trying to escape the UK since last summer when he was evicted from a hotel in Leeds used by the Home Office for asylum seekers.

For five months, he has played a night-time cat-and-mouse game with police in the port of Dover as he tries to secretly climb on a cross-Channel lorry leaving by ferry for France.

Alaa Eldin yesterday said: ‘The police spot me and bring me back to my boat on the beach. Two months ago, I was stopped by them when I was trying to get on a lorry. The police put me in a cell for a day and then set me free.

Daily Mail

duncanm
duncanm
February 8, 2024 3:22 pm

RSA is going to get very ugly.

This lot is #3 in parliament with 10% of the vote.

https://twitter.com/k9_reaper/status/1755261070611001524

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
February 8, 2024 3:23 pm

Ben Shapiro’s Rap Career

He’s now retired. A one hit wonder!

Ben Shapiro @benshapiro
BREAKING

“FACTS” by @IAMTOMMACDONALD (ft. me) has now finally dropped from the top slot on iTunes, after 10 days of pure magic.

Rap Hannukah is over.

And so, with tears in my eyes, I have another announcement to make.

To all the little homies, who have been lifting me up since I began this journey:

It was an inspiring moment. A musical supernova. But now the time has come for me to walk away from my art. And so today, I announce that I am retiring from rap to spend more time with my family.

It’s been real, dawgs.

And never forget: the music never dies so long as the beat is in your heart.

7:04 AM · Feb 6, 2024

Taylor Swift will be relieved that her competition has fallen at the first gate.

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 8, 2024 3:25 pm

Greens housing spokesman Max Chandler-Mather has personally attacked Anthony Albanese for owning investment properties…

Very Radelaidean sounding surname. Hard to stick it to the man when it sounds like you should be sitting down for a merlot and some aged cheddar.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 8, 2024 3:28 pm

Alamak!
Feb 8, 2024 1:42 PM
The USD is King there now after the devaluation.

The USD is King anyway as it is the best of a bad bunch. The rest of the World that is.

Lysander
Lysander
February 8, 2024 3:29 pm

We, in WA, just scored our first ever $500 electricity bill (for two months!).

I can understand this happening over East but how the F does it happen in WA with an overabundance of LNG (and some coal out of Collie)???

(And no, we’re not running the local supermarket with our power cord)

Lysander
Lysander
February 8, 2024 3:32 pm

Synergy, WA electricity provider, says (of “bill shocks”):

A change of seasons could be one reason for a spike in your bill as your heating and cooling habits change. Other reasons could include if you’ve recently bought a new appliance, installed a pool, been working from home or welcomed a new addition to the family.

None of the above for us, at all.

Are they missing an elephant in the room like: “We’ve put all our money into wind turbines that do F-all except increase your price?”

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 8, 2024 3:33 pm

H B Bear
Feb 8, 2024 3:25 PM
Greens housing spokesman Max Chandler-Mather has personally attacked Anthony Albanese for owning investment properties…

Nothing wrong with owning investment properties. Tennis Elbow may be a sleazy, greasy, slimy ‘Pollie’, but he knows how to make money.

As for spending money, being a ‘Labourite Shite’, he knows how to p*ss Other People’s Money up against the wall. A Gold Medal winner in that race.

johanna
johanna
February 8, 2024 3:36 pm

Cassie of Sydney
Feb 8, 2024 2:12 PM

You’re so brave picking on an elderly woman.

Sigh!

Stop with the victimology.

I’m old, and people are perfectly welcome to have a pop at me if they don’t like something I said. Why shouldn’t they?

I don’t need to be rescued because of my age, thank you. It’s condescending and implies that I can’t look after myself.

Moo! 🙂 Emissions from Queanbeyan.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 8, 2024 3:37 pm

Are they missing an elephant in the room like: “We’ve put all our money into wind turbines that do F-all except increase your price?”

And murder the wildlife and are also a Blot on the Landscape.

Tanya Ple3bersuck – Where are you? No where to be seen in the Environment at all.

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 8, 2024 3:38 pm
Top Ender
Top Ender
February 8, 2024 3:43 pm

An odd one…

The distraught family of Samantha Murphy have begged the public to help find the missing mother of three, as the search for her enters its fifth day.

Police and SES crews on Thursday are searching an area of the Woowookarung Regional Park, about 5km south of the Murphy family home.

The 51-year-old vanished on Sunday and was last seen leaving her home on Eureka Street in Ballarat East at 7am to go for a run in the nearby Canadian State Forest.

Police launched a fresh appeal to residents in Canadian, Ballarat East, and Mount Helen to review their CCTV and dashcam footage from the day of Ms Murphy’s disappearance from the hours of 7am to 11am.

Ms Murphy’s husband, Mick Murphy, said he believed people don’t “vanish into thin air”.

“We’re overwhelmed by the help of the public and the community for the way they’ve all formed together and come together as a unit to help us look for Sam in her disappearance,” he said on Thursday.

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 8, 2024 3:45 pm

It’s been a while since I had a look at the economics of the WA SWIS. I think one of the 2 coal miners is on life support, new wind projects are in trouble and commercial gas users are having problems securing supply. That level of malfeasance takes some doing.

Dot
Dot
February 8, 2024 3:49 pm

Hmm

Anonymous has had a cyber war with the Economic Freedom Fighters (black RSA nationalists & commies).

My opinion of these geeks just f^&*in’ skyrocketed.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
February 8, 2024 4:01 pm

Did you know??

It’s worse to call an African mean things than to stab an old women to death in broad daylight?

I learned this from QLD Police, QLD government, the victim’s daughter and the long suffering murderers, I mean members of the South Sudanese community.

Which of course will increase animosity to the South Sudanese community who always, always magically become victims no matter how horrific the crime, or how many are involved.

They could chuck babies from bridges and crocodiles everywhere would cry.

cohenite
February 8, 2024 4:06 pm

We, in WA, just scored our first ever $500 electricity bill (for two months!).

Mine cracked $1000 some years ago here in NSW.

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 8, 2024 4:06 pm

Well done to Credlin for belling the cat on the Liars and Big Super inTeh Paywallian today. Long overdue.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 8, 2024 4:06 pm

Nemesis –

The ultimate takeaway from the ABC program was that while others made many mistakes, with Turnbull it was always someone else’s fault. Humility is one Christian virtue he never understood, unlike John Howard who did, and history will judge them accordingly.

Richard Alston served as Liberal Party president from 2014 to 2017. As a Victorian senator, he held several ministerial portfolios in the Howard government, including minister for arts and communications.

And Snowy 2 point zero zero alpha delta crash is also some one else’s fault. Along with continuing with Laybore’s NBN fiasco. Now that is Net Zero. Cost of $50 Billion plus to the Taxpayer. Value now is around Net Zero South Pacific Pesos.

Once again – Pollies Won v Voters/Taxpayers who Lost.

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 8, 2024 4:08 pm

Mine cracked $1000 some years ago here in NSW.

The Sydney surcharge.

JohnJJJ
JohnJJJ
February 8, 2024 4:10 pm

cohenite
Feb 8, 2024 3:17 PM
While Israel Fights Hamas Leader, His Niece is in an Israeli Hospital
In a tribal society, you can’t win by playing by Western rules.

“In a society where tribalism or ideology are everything, compassion or humanity buys you nothing. That’s why Israel’s efforts to provide medical care to Arab Muslims have won it zero points from either Arab Muslims or from the pro-terrorist Left.” from this article by Dan Greenfield
Absolutely spot on. There is no compassion in these societies. The gormless Westerners mistake effusive friendship and hospitality to visitors for some romantic humanity.

P
P
February 8, 2024 4:13 pm

High Court rejects Catholic Church abuse challenge
By AAP Newswire
Feb 8, 2024

Australia’s highest court has rejected the Catholic Church’s bid to avoid paying damages to the father of a choirboy allegedly sexually abused by Cardinal George Pell.

The father, who cannot be named, claims he suffered nervous shock after learning of allegations that the cardinal sexually abused his now-deceased son in the mid-1990s.

Cardinal Pell maintained his innocence over the allegations until his death in January 2023, and had five convictions for abusing the man’s son and another boy overturned by the High Court in 2020.

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 8, 2024 4:13 pm

Howard had plenty to be humble about. Including the continued presence of Lord Waffleworth in the Lieboral party room.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 8, 2024 4:15 pm

Everything costs more under LayBore –

https://twitter.com/i/status/1754959333924941959

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
February 8, 2024 4:20 pm

commercial gas users are having problems securing supply

Closure of Alcoa in Kwinana will free up some pipeline capacity I suspect.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 8, 2024 4:27 pm

This upcoming Chinese New Year starts on Saturday the 10th of February, 2024. And it is the year of the Dragon.

I was born in November 1952 and so was Putin as he was born on October the 7th, 1952. We are both Water Dragons. I hope that we both have good years.

Dribbling Sleazy Joe Biden dying next week would be a good start. Followed by a few others……………………..Like Zelensky the Crook for a start.

But not me. LOL. This is my year.

Boambee John
Boambee John
February 8, 2024 4:29 pm

Isn’t “letting off steam” something that is encouraged in the Muslim communidee?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
February 8, 2024 4:30 pm

Mmm.. Johanna is in her late sixties, I am nearly 82 but I don’t look or feel it.

I don’t see much difference there. I don’t ask for a special elderly pass.

Cassie was simply, once more, objecting to the pile-ons I get here. She sees them as unkind and difficult for someone of around her own mother’s age to deal with. Fortunately, I can deal with them. She knows that too, having met me, that I am not a usual old lady, although if I was these downticking attacks would be even more of a disgrace to this site. At least Joh makes her loony and obsessive views plain and ready for instant rebuttal; for the downtickers, any response is like punching in clouds.

These pile-ons are nothing to do with objecting to what I say. Quite useful/innocuous things receive a pile on as well as my family issues, the latest of which has introduced serious comment here re inheritance.

It is who I am (whatever they think that is) that gets under some people’s skin.
I pity them, and scorn them too, but I do exercise my right to object.

And calm down, Bespoke. I am neither passive aggressive, nor a ‘victim’ wailing, simply a woman stating her resistance to attack. I simply point out that it is happening, and that I dislike it. Using anonymity (in terms of the site’s attendees) via downticking represents sheer madness-of-crowds (ht/Douglas Murray) cowardice on a free site where dissenting opinions may be expressed in words and rebutted. Nor would I, a female, threaten back at a ‘sigh’ as Sancho does, with a dukes-up. I do however, as I said, greatly appreciate another male telling you where to get off.

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 8, 2024 4:32 pm

Words

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
February 8, 2024 4:34 pm

cohenite
Feb 8, 2024 4:06 PM
We, in WA, just scored our first ever $500 electricity bill (for two months!).

Mine cracked $1000 some years ago here in NSW.

Are you effin serious?

johanna
johanna
February 8, 2024 4:35 pm

Did you know??

It’s worse to call an African mean things than to stab an old women to death in broad daylight?

I learned this from QLD Police, QLD government, the victim’s daughter and the long suffering murderers, I mean members of the South Sudanese community.

Which of course will increase animosity to the South Sudanese community who always, always magically become victims no matter how horrific the crime, or how many are involved.

The perps magically becoming the victims is worthy of Harry Potter.

The Authorities and the MSM are completely on board, because it is a way of supressing dissent, which they are implacably against

It happens again and again. A member of a protected group commits an awful crime, and before the blood splatters have been photographed and analysed, the Gubbmint and the MSM are predicting and decrying a ‘backlash’ which has not yet happened. The police remind everyone not to ‘take justice into their own hands’ as their hands, covered with cooking oil, are on the case.

Shades of the coverup in Rotherham and other places, where hundreds (at least) of girls were sexually and physically abused in the name of the above ‘objectives,’ like avoiding conflict or racial profiling.

Leaving aside the false dichotomy, the cowardice about facing the reality is something of a pandemic.

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 8, 2024 4:41 pm

You have no clue what Sancho motivation is Elisabeth. HT/ there is no animosity between him and and I for you to wedge. It is banter same goes for Winston nothing more.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 8, 2024 4:42 pm

I knew that being invited to come to Australia in 1976 was a great move as –

And I love those down thumbs – It shows that someone cares. BTW, I share them out as well –

WEIRD FACTS ABOUT AUSTRALIA
1. The Great Barrier Reef, located off the east coast of Australia, is the largest coral reef system in the world; and

2. It is the only living structure on earth that can be seen from space; AND

3. It has its own post box!

4. The Australian Alps receive more snowfall than the Swiss Alps.

5. Australia has the world’s longest golf course – a unique 18-hole par 72 golf course along the Nullabor Plain (which is also the longest straight road in the world) and encompassing 2 states (WA & SA) is a whopping 1,365 km (850 miles) long.

6. K’gari / Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island.

7. Indigenous Australians represent the oldest continuing living culture in the entire world – it is estimated that the continent’s original inhabitants, the aboriginal people, have been in Australia for between 40,000-60,000 years.

8. The Victorian State Government in Australia invented the world’s first seat belt law in 1970.

Green Rainforest borders a White sand beach which meets a shallow reef surrounded by clear blue ocean

9. The Australian Dollar is considered one of the most advanced currencies in the world – it’s waterproof, made of polymer and notoriously hard to counterfeit.

10. Australia is the world’s only continent located entirely in the Southern hemisphere.

11. Canberra was decided as the capital city of Australia because in bygone times, Sydney and Melbourne couldn’t stop arguing who should get it (and to be honest, the rivalry about who is ‘better’ city continues to this day!)

RELATED: Think you know Australia? Test your Aussie knowledge with The Big Australia Quiz (200 Australian Trivia Questions and Answers), The Ultimate Australia General Knowledge Quiz or the Ultimate Australian Sports Quiz
12. 90% of Australians live within 50km of the coast.

13. Australia is almost the same size as mainland USA (North America).

14. The first Police Force in Australia was made up of the most well-behaved convicts.

15. AFL (Australian Rules Football) was invented to keep Cricketers fit in the offseason.

16. Australia is the 6th largest country in the world.

17. The world’s largest rock is not Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock in the Northern Territory) but is Mount Augustus in Western Australia (and is twice the size of Uluru! – so it’s pretty darn big).

18. In Australian slang, if someone has done a ‘Harold Holt’ it means they have disappeared quickly (the 17th Prime Minister of Australia, Harold Holt disappeared while swimming off the Victorian Coast in 1967. We know, it’s a little bit dark.)

19. Australia is home to 10,685 beaches (which means it would take over 29 years to visit a different one every day!); BUT

20. Bondi Beach – the most popular beach in Australia – sees more than 2.7 million visitors per year.

21. Anna Creek Ranch in South Australia is the world’s largest single cattle ranch – and is larger than Israel.

22. In Australia, Maltesers were originally marketed as a weight-loss food. (Oh my, if only!)

23. The capital of Australia, Canberra, meant “womans cleavage” in Aborigine and was named that because the city is cradled between two mountains.

Big Tits City – Now that makes cents.

24. Aussies drink 1.7 billion litres of beer per year (that’s about 680 bottles of beer for each adult, at 1.86 bottles per day)

25. An Australian election TV debate was rescheduled so it didn’t conflict with the finale of the reality cooking show Masterchef.

26. Western Australia is home to a number of Pink Lakes – such as Lake Hillier.

27. Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world

28. Brisbane holds the World Championship of Cockroach Racing each year (On Australia day no less!)

29. The Dingo Fence runs over 5,530km through Queensland and South Australia. It is the longest fence in the world and is 3 times the length of the Great Wall of China!

30. Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke set a world record for sculling 2.5 pints of beer in 11 seconds.

31. Melbourne was briefly called Batmania, after John Batman the city’s founder – and you can still visit Batman Park in Melbourne’s CBD.

32. An Aussie man once tried to sell New Zealand, on eBay! (It had a starting price of A$0.01!

33. In 2005, security guards at Canberra’s Parliament House were banned from calling people ‘mate’. The ban lasted only one day.

34. Australia has 20 world heritage listed sites including historic townships, cities and landscapes and the Sydney Opera House (but not the Sydney Harbour Bridge, although it has been nominated)

35. Each week, more than 70 people overstay their Visa (this one isn’t really a weird fact about Australia, I mean, who wouldn’t want to stay?!)

36. Qantas once powered an interstate flight with cooking oil.

37. Australias richest woman, Gina Rinehart earns $1 million every 2 hours.

RELATED: If our weird facts about Australia are a little too weird, kangaroo hop on over to our 80 Fun Facts About Australia That Everyone Should Know

38. Between 1838 and 1902, it was illegal to swim at the beach during the day (in NSW)

39. Australians use classical music to fight crime. (In 2013, Knox Council in Victoria decided to blast Bach and Beethoven from speakers at shopping centres at night to deter teenage loiterers!)

40. Vegemite was invented in Melbourne in 1922 using the leftover Yeast used to create Beer

Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge as seen from an airplane window

41. Contrary to popular belief, it was not Lieutenant James Cook, captain of the HMS Endeavor who discovered Australia in 1770. While Indigenous Australians have inhabited the continent for tens of thousands of years, the first documented landing on Australia was in 1606 by Dutch explorer Willem Janszoon who landed on the western side of Cape York Peninsula and charted 300km of coastline.

42. 91% of the entire country is covered by native vegetation.

43. Of the approximately 26 million people who live here in 2023, more than 25% of all Australians were born in another country.

44. The Great Ocean Road is the largest war memorial in the world, built by and in honour of returning and fallen soldiers from the first world war.

45. Of the seven continents, Australia is the smallest, at 3 million square miles. However, if considered an island, it is the largest in the world.

Bondi Beach Rockpool Swimming Pool

WEIRD FACTS ABOUT AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS
46. The Kangaroo and Emu were chosen to feature on our national emblem because they are both native to Australia, and are both unable to walk backwards (signifying that the country is always moving forwards); and

47. Australian’s eat both of the animals on the country’s national emblem.

48. Wombat poop is square (so it doesn’t roll off rocks – and helps aid communication between them and other wombats.)

49. Australian wallabies have been known to break into opium crops, get high, and run around creating “crop circles”.

50. The emu, Australia’s national bird, is the second-largest bird in the world by height, after the ostrich.

51. Australia is home to 21 of the world’s 25 most venomous snakes.

Big red kangaroo standing on its back legs on red earth with scrub behind him and a baby kangaroo behind his right leg

52. More than 80% of Australia’s plants and animals are unique to our Island(s) and are found nowhere else in the world, including the Tasmanian Devil, Koalas, Kangaroos and Echidnas.

53. Quokkas, found almost exclusively on Rottnest Island (there is also a small colony on the mainland) in Western Australia are known as the world’s happiest animal – after being shown smiling in thousands of selfies with humans.

54. Australia is home to more than 1,500 species of spiders.

55. The only two mammals in the world that lay eggs are native to Australia – the echidna and platypus.

56. Dingoes are more closely related to the Indian wolf than dogs and do not bark. Instead, they howl.

57. Australia’s most deadly marine animal is the Box Jellyfish – and is responsible for more deaths per year than snakes, sharks and saltwater crocodiles.

58. There are 63.8 million sheep in Australia – and so outnumber humans 2.5 to 1!

59. Australia has the largest population of feral camels (wild camels) in the world. There are an estimated 1.2 million camels roaming around 37% of the Australian mainland across Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory and were originally introduced by Afghan cameleers in the 19th century.

60. Australia now exports camels to the middle east.

61. In some parts of Australia, up to 90 per cent of the koala population is infected with an STI.

What a load of rooters. Just like those Aussies.

John H.
John H.
February 8, 2024 4:46 pm

dover0beach
Feb 8, 2024 4:39 PM
Absolutely spot on. There is no compassion in these societies. The gormless Westerners mistake effusive friendship and hospitality to visitors for some romantic humanity.

For argument’s sake, lets concede your point here. What do you do then? Are you going to deny care to the Bedouin’s child?

Stop thinking about the children. /sarc.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 8, 2024 4:47 pm

Boambee John
Feb 8, 2024 4:29 PM
Isn’t “letting off steam” something that is encouraged in the Muslim communidee?

Any Religion that tells me that I cannot eat a Ham/Bacon Sandwich or a Beef Curry is not my Religion. Unless my Doctor advises me to change my diet that is.

Alamak!
February 8, 2024 4:47 pm

I can understand this happening over East but how the F does it happen in WA with an overabundance of LNG (and some coal out of Collie)???

(And no, we’re not running the local supermarket with our power cord)

Somebody in the house mining crypto?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
February 8, 2024 4:50 pm

I was born in November 1952 and so was Putin as he was born on October the 7th, 1952. We are both Water Dragons. I hope that we both have good years.

My darling Hairy was born in 1952 as well, Shaterzzz, so he is a Water Dragon too.

I must tell him. I don’t think he’s into such things much though.

It is my Big Sis’s 83rd birthday today. We go back a long, long way together. Hairy and I are off down the south coast to visit her in their retirement villa this weekend. Staying in a resort, not on their pull-down sofa. Hairy has his limits. 🙂

JohnJJJ
JohnJJJ
February 8, 2024 4:51 pm

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dover0beach
Feb 8, 2024 4:39 PM

Absolutely spot on. There is no compassion in these societies. The gormless Westerners mistake effusive friendship and hospitality to visitors for some romantic humanity.

For argument’s sake, lets concede your point here. What do you do then? Are you going to deny care to the Bedouin’s child?

For arguments sake.
Deny care. No, but the care is between you and your God. It is your personal call, not some greater humanity, nothing to do with the local people and not some lesson in compassion.

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 8, 2024 4:52 pm

Closure of Alcoa in Kwinana will free up some pipeline capacity I suspect.

For sure. Woodside, Alcoa, Synergy and the DBNGP all highly interdependent in the West. Keeps things interesting.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
February 8, 2024 4:54 pm

$500 in two months for electrickery in WA? That could add up to thousands over a few years unattended. My son has gone quiet on his bill, and in general. Summat’s up, but there’s always tomorrow. Door is open still if he wishes to enter.

Alamak!
February 8, 2024 4:54 pm

I don’t see much difference there. I don’t ask for a special elderly pass.

Others might not agree. Also, incessant whining about downticks on a free, public web site where debate is allowed & encouraged could also be considered a bit ‘special’

Its not a personal blogging facility and feedback from others may be (yayy) positive or (gasp) negative …

johanna
johanna
February 8, 2024 4:56 pm

That tedious old sow has just posted another of her long, boring, ‘me!me!me!’ justifications, I got half way through and moved on.

It’s the same crap every time. As well as not having a sense of humour, when originality was being handed out, she was behind the door.

To the extent that she ever comments about anything but her favourite subject (herself), she just regurgitates whoever she is reading this week, level of analysis about Grade 6.

I let those go. Lots of people have silly political opinions. It’s their right.

But, as soon as she starts her Instragram shit (thank heavens the site doesn’t allow photos) and her boasting and lying about her discredited past, plus she and her pal Cassie having a shot at me because of where I live and how, it’s game on.

Dear Snobby Mean Girls – my care factor is zero.

Moo! 🙂

P S – the motel has just acquired a possum. Joy is not unconfined.

mareeS
mareeS
February 8, 2024 4:56 pm

OldOzzie 11.15am,

Re:Mention In Despatches. I bought that book for my husband for Christmas, he was in BCoy6RAR Jan-Jun 1967 as a Nasho from 1ARU Dec 66-Dec 67, and knows Dave Sabben well from those days and later reunions.

He loved that book, read it practically cover to cover in a few days after Christmas, was very affected. His family also kept his weekly letters from his time in Vietnam, to his widowed father, his cousins and his aunt and uncle, and I have them properly filed with his army records. He has read them all over again after reading Dave’s book, very emotional.

These are wonderful contemporaneous records of a time and events lost to most Australians.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 8, 2024 4:59 pm

JC
Feb 8, 2024 2:24 PM
This is why I love America. The entrepreneurial spirit just can’t be matched anywhere else in the world, and what makes America great.

Sounds like you like the Wild West. And you like Crooks. Mafioso that is. Pathetic.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
February 8, 2024 5:02 pm

It is banter

Likewise, you have no idea in the world about anything to do with me, Bespoke.

Just leave me out of your heaving chest expirations in case I mistake them for banter.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 8, 2024 5:06 pm

My son has gone quiet on his bill

I bet he has.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 8, 2024 5:07 pm

Just watching Bewitched on Ch 93 right now.

Endorra (Sam’s Witch Mother) says that she doesn’t approve of mixed marriages.

My Dad told me the same once – Between the English and the Scottish – LOL

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 8, 2024 5:07 pm

Just leave me out

As I predicted.

Sigh!

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
February 8, 2024 5:07 pm

In the late 70’s I read Michael Herr’s gonzo book Dispatches, published in 1977 and about which John le Caree said then it was “the best book I have ever read on men and war in our time.”

I recall its cover blurbed it as ‘America’s First Stoned, Rock n’Roll War’.
It was pretty good as I recall on the reality of life in that war Zone as a ‘grunt’.

Winston Smith
February 8, 2024 5:12 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

Feb 8, 2024 11:14 AM
But, although not at the action, the Task Force and Battalion Commander decorated themselves,

The most shameful aspect of the whole episode.

Do we have their names ZK2A?

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 8, 2024 5:12 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Feb 8, 2024 4:50 PM

Tell Hairy that he needs to be tougher than that. This is Australia, The land of the Bronzed People. And I don’ mean the free loaders that were already here.

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 8, 2024 5:13 pm

Today I learned that Tucker’s father was part of Voice of America.

John H.
John H.
February 8, 2024 5:14 pm

Alamak!
Feb 8, 2024 4:54 PM
I don’t see much difference there. I don’t ask for a special elderly pass.

Others might not agree. Also, incessant whining about downticks on a free, public web site where debate is allowed & encouraged could also be considered a bit ‘special’

Its not a personal blogging facility and feedback from others may be (yayy) positive or (gasp) negative …

A golden opportunity was missed on Tinder. There should have been a count available for the number of swipe left, right. Imagine the suicides!

cohenite
February 8, 2024 5:14 pm

Is this plan anything more than letting off steam?

Nuclear steam!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
February 8, 2024 5:14 pm

1. The Great Barrier Reef, located off the east coast of Australia, is the largest coral reef system in the world; and

2. It is the only living structure on earth that can be seen from space; AND

3. It has its own post box!

And an art museum.

The underwater art saving the Great Barrier Reef (Paywallian, 7 Feb)

Six sculptures are a recent addition to a museum on the sea floor off Townsville and they are extraordinary.

The Reef doesn’t need to be saved but the art is interesting.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
February 8, 2024 5:14 pm

‘sigh’

Predictions? You are so predictable.

Mr. One Track.

Do you have any more juvenilia? ‘Barf’, perhaps?

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 8, 2024 5:18 pm

I have my doubts you’ll approve of eny tact US makes or Isreal, Dover.
As for vlad the shirtless he can do no wrong.

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 8, 2024 5:19 pm

Chuckle!

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
February 8, 2024 5:19 pm

Bugger that, Bruce. I’m opposed to the Arts Elite dumping their uglies all over what should remain to be perfectly unspoilt wild places.

Winston Smith
February 8, 2024 5:20 pm

Top Ender

Feb 8, 2024 12:02 PM
Steven Miles may have just run out of pages in the populist playbook of Queensland premiers.

The issue is that Labor is run by a Union Mafia. Until that problem is solved, the damage just continues to mount.

John H.
John H.
February 8, 2024 5:21 pm

dover0beach
Feb 8, 2024 5:12 PM
The US doesn’t seem to be limiting itself to numeric proportionality.

Probably a very dumb move by the US conducting a decapitation strike in Baghdad against the one of the Iraqi PMF milita groups (Kataib Hezbollah) that called off further attacks on US forces in Iraqi and Syria due to pressure from the Iraqi government. I wonder what proportionality demands here?

Proportionality demands a 15 hour sortie of a BI Lancer squadron loaded with dumb bombs so the shock waves will be felt in Mecca.

Rosie
Rosie
February 8, 2024 5:22 pm

Postcard.
Bonifacio still.
The cemetery near the entrance to the harbour was built on the site of a monastery, I think another victim of the French Revolution, just outside the walls are the remains of a world war two gun battery that you can climb around, with views to Sardinia and the islands between.
On my way back I did see a place n the town where the steep internal stairs reached all the way to the fourth floor, lit only by a tiny window at the top.
It had to be a space saving measure with land inside the walled city at a premium, I can’t think why else they didn’t normal stairs.
Sardinia.
As we sailed away from the coast it was easy to spot the various
places I’d visited that were a complete mystery to me when I arrived from the other direction two years ago.
Never out of sight of land, it’s barely a fifty minute trip.
The bus trip Santa Teresa Gallura to Olbia was fun, the road is narrow and winding, with the driver occasionally taking issue with someone not staying in their lane on the other side, stopping in little villages and towns on the way, we turned off and climbed up to one from which the views to the coast and islands were spectacular.
It’s hills, limestone and low scrub for the most part, a few long horned cattle pastured here and there. We passed a reasonably large abandoned hotel, not yet enough migrants to consider converting it to a hostel.
A few getting on and off the bus, my elderly friend with her shopping bags only went a couple of stops, a couple of tertiary students perhaps, then in Palau some African men and middle eastern hijabis going into Olbia.
Only one flight of stairs up to this little apartment which is set in a viccolo, one of three with the same name, A B and C, which google maps was uncooperative about, my host fortunately dropped me a pin on Whatsap. It is thoroughly modern inside, including a tricky door you have to do things with the handle up to get it to lock. I think I’ve got it worked out, otherwise I’ll be climbing out a window (done that before) I get two smart tvs set to German and the most comfortable bed so far this trip, the washing machine instructions are also in German, we are very cosmopolitan here. (Google redeemed itself with the translate camera feature).
Now to find a coffee place and explore.

Winston Smith
February 8, 2024 5:23 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

Feb 8, 2024 12:05 PM
Note too the nonsense that is published in these ‘reputable’ journals is what will be regarded as evidence in any examination of the validity of chopping the skin of an adolescent girl’s arm to make for her a penis, or of filling the poor child with hormones to make her body ‘match’ her mind.

What I find particularly galling about the whole Trans business is that “God made a mistake – but we (the Medical Profession) can correct it.”
What arrogance! What hubris!

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 8, 2024 5:26 pm

The issue is that Labor is run by a Union Mafia. Until that problem is solved, the damage just continues to mount.

We’re still waiting for the bill from Big Bill Ludwig’s idiot son on live cattle.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
February 8, 2024 5:26 pm

Wally – The artworks unusually look like actual art. Not the usual porcelain toilets and bananas stuck to walls. It’d make for a pretty good scuba trip from the looks of it, if you’re into such things.

I’ve long read Jennifer Marohasy’s efforts. She’s pretty caustic about the climate bedwetters at JCU and UQ.

Dot
Dot
February 8, 2024 5:29 pm

Today I learned that Tucker’s father was part of Voice of America.

Duh.

Would you be surprised if Tucker was a back channel for the State Dept?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
February 8, 2024 5:31 pm

Probably a very dumb move by the US conducting a decapitation strike in Baghdad against the one of the Iraqi PMF milita groups (Kataib Hezbollah)

Well it is the traditional way for an aspiring Kataib Hezbollah guy to get ahead. This guy took over from the last guy, who was shredded in the passenger seat next to Mr Soleimani.

They don’t seem to want to learn yet. Maybe a few more rapid promotions are needed.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 8, 2024 5:32 pm

H B Bear
Feb 8, 2024 4:13 PM
Howard had plenty to be humble about. Including the continued presence of Lord Waffleworth in the Lieboral party room.

At least he gave me a fridge magnet that said something or other (don’t panic Mr Mainwaring). And gave us the GST when stamp duty should have been abolished.

Oh yes, the States did not do that bit with property. “R soles”. And Costello did the Future Fund from those Telstra shares when we (Australian Consumers/Taxpayers) already owned Telecom.

However, the Future Fund is a great legacy anyway. From the initial ownership and hard work of all Australians that built and supported Telecom.

Let it grow and don’t raid it just yet. Be like Norway and let it rip and grow.

Winston Smith
February 8, 2024 5:32 pm

Top Ender

Feb 8, 2024 12:29 PM
Hitler was writing an occasional column in Hearst newspapers in the 30s

Hitler became a millionaire due to his writings, especially through the sales of Mein Kampf. Then again the government he led purchased thousands of copies to give newlyweds their own book as a marriage present.

Don’t quote me on this, but I remember Speer? in his book writing that Hitlers financial issues stopped when he had his picture put on all the postage stamps and then got copyright payments for them.

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 8, 2024 5:33 pm

Would you be surprised if Tucker was a back channel for the State Dept?

No.

Dot
Dot
February 8, 2024 5:36 pm

So in Canada, B.C., an ‘Elf official dreams up smokable fentanyl; (crack fentanyl) and in Australia, we have a inner city, Leftist, Green Party of middle class weaklings puffing their chests out over – banning vaping of nicotine!

For the soyience. Repeatable and empirically proven!

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
February 8, 2024 5:36 pm

MAFS watch!!!!!
Couple, Lucinda and Tim.
Lucinda is a terrifying basso profunda non-denominational celebrant and sex coach, peroxide mane and Tony Blair unblinking power smile. She says all sorts of casual-sex-positive affirmations out loud, mostly to the camera but also to Tim.
Tim is a legend, not putting up with any bullsh*t, not feeling the hanky panky, and quite quickly and succinctly communicating his reservations and the reasons why, which are basically old-fashioned restraint and maybe a touch of womenopause- he’s 54.
Lucinda tries to hypnotise him weith ridiculous libertinism which all comes out as OnlyFans trash, asks if he’d like her to have a poke at his prostate, etc.
Tim says forget it, clams up.
Lucinda has her feelings hurt.
She says it over and over again…. like Tim might pounce on her bones to make it up… but she’s actually insulted. Availability might be the only card she has to play, although she’s endlessly incantating a genuine personal affection…
The show is structured to put the contestants in the way of the question, if the sex is ok, will you commit to keeping at it? And Tim and Lucinda are answering it. Lucinda looks like a mechanical tart, Tim looks like a genuine gent.
Car crash TV. If my defences weren’t down, I’d turn it off. Tonight is one of the nights everyone frocks up and sees how wide they can open their eyes and drop their jaws to the floor without showing their teeth. Or cracking the greasepaint.

Rosie
Rosie
February 8, 2024 5:38 pm

Yes and the US can also shut up about Israel.
Meanwhile.
The hamas demands for a ceasefire are insane, we’ll give you back your hostages but you must give us billions to rebuild our terror capacity.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
February 8, 2024 5:39 pm

Its not a personal blogging facility

Tell that to Sancho about his postholes or golf, or Calli about her stitch n’bitch, or Delta about her Best Man, or Bruce O’Newc about his birds or indeed Johanna about the denizens of her Queanbeyan motel. So many people have regular things in their daily life that they blog about. That’s why it is called a blog, Alamak.

Count the times that I comment here about personal things (often with wider relevance) and the many, many other comments that I make here regularly, often with links, about other things. Not so different from others, you might find. The aggro is just pushed perceptions, laced with a fair bit of unfathomable class envy. It is true my family problems get aired here, not on my lonesome in that either, and for illustrative purposes, and yes, sometimes venting purposes. They in particular, do seem to bring out the worst in some.

Like JC, after twelve or more commenting years here I am not departing. But I will choose when I come in here and when I don’t. Also, I am not made of steel and for an elderly woman I certainly have more people to look after than people to look after me. Sometimes I need a break.

If it’s fun here, that’s good. If things arise in my life that are worth sharing, I’ll share them. If issues are sizzling in the wider world, then it’s good to come here too to share opinions.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 8, 2024 5:40 pm

What I find particularly galling about the whole Trans business is that “God made a mistake – but we (the Medical Profession) can correct it.”
What arrogance! What hubris!

There is no God. I still eat a ham/bacon sandwich along with a beef curry and I am still here. Meanwhile, Wars, Corruption, Pestilence, Poverty, Killing keep going on.

What a strange God.

Keep on praying then with your beliefs. Hope that they work one day.

Meanwhile, I will get on with day to day Life.

duncanm
duncanm
February 8, 2024 5:40 pm

‘saving’ the barrier reef.

A thing that’s survived 500,000 years, 4 previous 100 kyr cycles of warm periods and ice ages, and thrives in warm waters.

yeh..

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 8, 2024 5:41 pm

He he. The relative humidity got down to 9% at the nearest BOM station today. As they say, “It’s a dry heat.” Perth evaporation and rainfall figures tell you why so few of our plants go OK over East.

John H.
John H.
February 8, 2024 5:43 pm

Winston Smith
Feb 8, 2024 5:23 PM
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

Feb 8, 2024 12:05 PM
Note too the nonsense that is published in these ‘reputable’ journals is what will be regarded as evidence in any examination of the validity of chopping the skin of an adolescent girl’s arm to make for her a penis, or of filling the poor child with hormones to make her body ‘match’ her mind.

What I find particularly galling about the whole Trans business is that “God made a mistake – but we (the Medical Profession) can correct it.”
What arrogance! What hubris!

Modern medicine fixes biological problems all the time. In your words, modern medicine is on a day to day basis playing God.

The medical profession can’t correct it. There clearly is at present a ridiculous and dangerous overshoot, but when I watched the video Lizzie linked to within 5 minutes I heard him say nonsense statements so I stopped listening. He’s an evolutionary biologist, not the appropriate profession for such a complex subject. Apart from that, I doubt he even knows that so many people, some argue probably everyone, contain cells with other sex chromosomal elements. That’s were microchimeric cells come in …

Microchimeric cells; those being cells that can travel from the fetus to the mother and vice versa, take up residence in various locations, including the brain, and become the relevant cell type. The weird thing is that while these cells are few in number there are clear associations with those cells having both protective and pathological functions. We can opt for simplistic introductory text book accounts of biology, or we can dig deeper and realise that biology is often messy and confusing.

Dot
Dot
February 8, 2024 5:43 pm

I’ve been here since it was a Voy forum, before Typepad.

Yes, this is Catallaxy III. Not the stupid lollipop blog.

Sinc had Catallaxy II for a long time.

SOON’s great ghost got sick of politics. Too normal. Got a job as a retained consultant and had a kid. Too much time buying flat packs at IKEA Rhodes with wifey to blog!

cohenite
February 8, 2024 5:45 pm

A thing that’s survived 500,000 years, 4 previous 100 kyr cycles of warm periods and ice ages, and thrives in warm waters.

The current iteration of the GBR is about 12000 years old. During the glacials the land extends out to where the reef now is.

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 8, 2024 5:45 pm

You are conflating the the occasional personal anecdotes with trivial daily diries as an excuse.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 8, 2024 5:45 pm

Wally Dalí
Feb 8, 2024 5:36 PM
MAFS watch!!!!!

No thank you as I would rather watch the Children’s Programmes. Sean the Sheep looks good. And I like Sean the Sheep.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4Pq5lygij8

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
February 8, 2024 5:46 pm

Car crash TV. If my defences weren’t down, I’d turn it off.

Forgot to say that book, TV and movie reviews are also staples here.

I’ve never watched MAFS, and now I never will. Thanks for the warning.

Rosie
Rosie
February 8, 2024 5:46 pm

My mother had a birthday today, quick phone call because she was off to golf.
Not bad for eighty eight.

Big_Nambas
Big_Nambas
February 8, 2024 5:47 pm

I hope someone else did not post this. Very funny Biden put down.

https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2024/02/difficult-to-find-fault-with-this-analysis.html

Alamak!
February 8, 2024 5:48 pm

Tell that to Sancho about his postholes or golf, or Calli about her stitch n’bitch, or Delta about her Best Man, or Bruce O’Newc about his birds or indeed Johanna about the denizens of her Queanbeyan motel. So many people have regular things in their daily life that they blog about. That’s why it is called a blog, Alamak.

Count the times that I comment here about personal things (often with wider relevance) and the many, many other comments that I make here regularly, often with links, about other things. Not so different from others, you might find. The aggro is just pushed perceptions, laced with a fair bit of unfathomable class envy. It is true my family problems get aired here, not on my lonesome in that either, and for illustrative purposes, and yes, sometimes venting purposes. They in particular, do seem to bring out the worst in some.

Like JC, after twelve or more commenting years here I am not departing. But I will choose when I come in here and when I don’t. Also, I am not made of steel and for an elderly woman I certainly have more people to look after than people to look after me. Sometimes I need a break.

If it’s fun here, that’s good. If things arise in my life that are worth sharing, I’ll share them. If issues are sizzling in the wider world, then it’s good to come here too to share opinions.

noted.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
February 8, 2024 5:49 pm

Thanks for the IDF dog story this morning Cassie. I couldn’t help but be reminded of the movie K-9, partly comedy, partly probably real. At the end the German Shepherd has to be taken into a hospital and Dan Akroyd’s character has to get heavy with the staff to get the dog fixed up. It was marvellous to see how the Israeli medicos accepted that this was a soldier dog, not just any dog.
I also loved the fact that the dog’s soldier mate (i) stayed with the dog as long as he could, and (ii) carried a sub-machine gun at all times, whether in the hospital or not.
We may come to that point one day.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
February 8, 2024 5:50 pm

You are conflating the the occasional personal anecdotes with trivial daily diries as an excuse.

I’m conflating nothing.

I see why you sigh. You need deflating.

Self-important puffed-up much?

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 8, 2024 5:53 pm

Dot
Feb 8, 2024 5:43 PM
I’ve been here since it was a Voy forum, before Typepad.

Time to go and get a Life then.

Dot
Dot
February 8, 2024 5:57 pm

Good lord Australia is over regulated.

https://www.dcceew.gov.au/environment/marine/marine-species/cetaceans/ambergris

If you find ambergris, you can’t even keep and sell it. It’s highly unlikely, but why not let somone like a fisherman or a beachcomber keep the potential windfall?

If you find ambergris, you should report the find to your state or territory environment department (listed below). Information on when and where you find the ambergris may assist us to better understand the life cycle and distribution of the sperm whale.

Check with your State or Territory Government before you collect or attempt to trade in ambergris.

Commercial export permits for ambergris will not be granted and there are substantial penalties for attempting to export ambergris without the proper CITES documentation.

Within Australia, ambergris is most valuable to museums and universities.

All your base. Communism by stealth.

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 8, 2024 5:58 pm

Clasic projection, sad.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 8, 2024 5:58 pm

7. Indigenous Australians represent the oldest continuing living culture in the entire world – it is estimated that the continent’s original inhabitants, the aboriginal people, have been in Australia for between 40,000-60,000 years.

That honor belongs to the San Bushmen of Southern Africa – in existence for over 100,000 years.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 8, 2024 6:05 pm

Like JC, after twelve or more commenting years here I am not departing.

And nore am I even wiv’ the Fat Mafioso Bully being here as he/she/it/whatever is such a Pompous Windbag Target. Easy Peazzy.

The Fat Pizza Bar is the place to go especially with such a big bum and fat head and short arse. Stay there you Sictorian moaner. Bought any $40 glasses of white wine lately? LOL

Indolent
Indolent
February 8, 2024 6:07 pm
Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 8, 2024 6:10 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Feb 8, 2024 5:58 PM
7. Indigenous Australians represent the oldest continuing living culture in the entire world – it is estimated that the continent’s original inhabitants, the aboriginal people, have been in Australia for between 40,000-60,000 years.

It was on the list but don’t tell Bruce Pascoe who does not have an Aboriginal name. Or very much Aboriginal DNA.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
February 8, 2024 6:10 pm

If you find ambergris, you can’t even keep and sell it.

Someone getting something… in MY Austfailure!!!
Why its the same as if they ripped the porridge from a poor wee bairns mouth, stole the underwear from a poor hobo or denied a politician the ability to brag about what “my” government was doing wile spunking another billion up the wall on a vanity project.
https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/major-project-status/current-major-projects

Unnaceptable.

Indolent
Indolent
February 8, 2024 6:13 pm
Boambee John
Boambee John
February 8, 2024 6:16 pm

johanna
Feb 8, 2024 4:56 PM
That tedious old sow has just posted another of her long, boring, ‘me!me!me!’ justifications, I got half way through and moved on.

You are not forced to read (or respond to) every comment. Scrolling is your friend.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 8, 2024 6:17 pm

Big_Nambas
Feb 8, 2024 5:47 PM
I hope someone else did not post this. Very funny Biden put down.

I don’t think that they did. But it is not funny. It is pathetic and sad.

Zatara
Zatara
February 8, 2024 6:21 pm

Yes and the US can also shut up about Israel.

Yeah, like during votes in the UN Security Council.

Take a deep breath. Israel survived Carter, Clinton, and Obama, they will survive Biden.

Rosie
Rosie
February 8, 2024 6:23 pm
Pogria
Pogria
February 8, 2024 6:28 pm

Cohenite,
re your wanting to know the name of the smug, pet killing turd from Singleton.
His name is Peter William Smith, 57 years old. I hope your mates in Singleton know him.

Also, the sweet little chooks’ name was “Betty White”.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
February 8, 2024 6:29 pm

The BOM giving us a severe weather update …. HEATWAVE! It is summer you d*ckwads!

Piss off.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 8, 2024 6:30 pm
Bespoke
Bespoke
February 8, 2024 6:32 pm

I don’t think the lady’s would be so inthousiastic about implementing islamic style CP.
Being stoned to death for adultery on the word of the husband or being killed for family honour is barbaric so stick the equations.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
February 8, 2024 6:32 pm

I heard him say nonsense statements so I stopped listening. He’s an evolutionary biologist, not the appropriate profession for such a complex subject.

John H, I beg to differ. He made pertinent statements that went to the heart of the sex differences issue. You are sounding very much like some apologist for the ridiculous articles that are coming out that wish to see sexual difference as some sort of continuum and who use a fake biological stratum in attempts to justify that. I know you have expressed sympathies for ‘trans’ people, and I hope your politics are not blinding you to evolutionary mechanisms that are well-established and studied; this man is no fool and is quite appropriate for the task of critique he undertakes.

Microchimeric cells have no effect upon the crucial cells, the germ cells for reproduction, and presumably an exchange between foetus and mother has been around since mammalian reproduction began. The most one could argue for is a very limited secondary sex characteristic relationship, such as occurs in environment insult to cells also (high oestrogen levels from plastics today, for example). You call this ‘messy’, but I don’t see it as interfering much if at all in basic two-sex differentiation. Your arument is very like the argumentation presented by these scientific fakirs getting published now where people who have other than xx or xy cells are seen as human ‘variants’ not ‘mistakes’. These things are meitotic mistakes and should be recognised as such; they indicate nothing about the underlying highly evolved cellular stratum of mammalian two-sex reproduction. Microchimeric sounds like a ‘sciency’ word, with an unquantifiable effect, most likely none given that it stems from gestation itself. We cannot justify it as knocking out the concept of basic gamete two-sex fundamentals in that gestation itself. It may be comforting to think that there are major spectrums of biological sex which is wonderfully explained by some (ongoing) gestational effect that explains the social rise of transgenderism, but where if your evidence for it? Humans are variable in their psychology and biology but we are either male, or female, terms that have an evolutionary biological reality behind them.

Ridley’s ‘The Red Queen’ looks very effectively in evolutionary terms at how and why the simple cellular system of early life eventually evolved into ‘sharing’ modes for protection from parasitic attack and why the dominant mode of two-sex reproduction proved the most satisfactory for mammals and monotremes.

The last sentence in the quote you have copied, the one about medico’s acting as gods, attributed to me in your header quote, was not my sentence but Winston’s comment. I agree though that this is what medicos do in ‘gender affirmation and reassignment’, they play God and that is wrong. In the beginning … etc. It’s that fundamental, sorry John H. You are losing sight of the forest because you are focussed on ‘chimeric’ (lol) explanatory trees.

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 8, 2024 6:34 pm

equivocations.

Sigh!

Rosie
Rosie
February 8, 2024 6:38 pm

Olbia was the last of my pre trip bookings so last night thought I should get cracking and organise myself.
I’m here til Sunday and there is only a Saturday over night ferry Cagliara to Palermo so I’ve plumped for four nights in Sassari, near the duomo, they have lots of pre history stuff around about, apparently (and I can day trip from there to Porto Torres) and then two nights in Cagliara.
Trains, my preferred travel method, to both, and they run on Sundays, I’ve checked.
So I’m good.
I’ll have to book the ferry and then accommodation in Palermo.
That’d be the smart order to do it in, wouldn’t it?

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 8, 2024 6:41 pm

Steve trickler
Feb 8, 2024 6:29 PM
The BOM giving us a severe weather update …. HEATWAVE! It is summer you d*ckwads!

Piss off.

No heat wave here in Sin City ‘

http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/sydney.shtml?ref=hdr

Dopey Flannery, where are you? Hope that your house downriver has not flooded yet. LOL. You Fraud. Are the seas rising or do you need to go to Spec Savers?

https://www.waternsw.com.au/nsw-dams/nsw-storage-levels/greater-sydney-dam-levels

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 8, 2024 6:42 pm

Love how the PNG PM is in town to shake the Australian taxpayer down for more dosh.
Doing it face to face is so much quicker.

Winston Smith
February 8, 2024 6:44 pm

Cassie of Sydney

Feb 8, 2024 2:12 PM
You’re so brave picking on an elderly woman.

Cassie, Lizzie is a big girl and doesn’t need to hide behind her own skirts. And she’s not ‘elderly’. Anyone capable of keeping up with her gruelling OS itinerary isn’t ‘elderly’ with the feebleness that is implied.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
February 8, 2024 6:45 pm

3D graffiti, underwater…. nope, leaves me cold. A National Park, or Marine Park, should not be the playground for the Arts Elite to spaff around on, they’ve got plenty of galleries, festivals, forecourts and Major Construction Arts Offsets to do that in. Not to mention the traditional domain of art until Marx came along, the private market.
I’d rather have a pyramid of tyres anchored down to “support biodiversity”, at least they have no pretensions to being a fake figurative Atlantis.

calli
calli
February 8, 2024 6:46 pm

I thought the Chinese were their new best buddies.

Uh oh. Not quite. Their children all board here. Can’t imagine why.

Zatara
Zatara
February 8, 2024 6:46 pm

Yes and the US can also shut up about Israel.

Yeah, like during votes in the UN Security Council.

To be clear to the downticker, the US has never failed to support Israel where it counted, in the UN Security Council, even if they were the sole vote which shut down yet another anti-Israel pogrom.

You really, really don’t want the US to “shut up about Israel”.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
February 8, 2024 6:49 pm

I hope someone else did not post this. Very funny Biden put down.

I don’t think that they did. But it is not funny. It is pathetic and sad.

It made me laugh, Johhny. That military wife was dead-set serious though, so I see also why you thought it was sad; for her, it was, it stemmed from the concern all military wives have, and the respect they have for dead heroes. But her invective towards Biden and his choice of media representative was absolutely classically funny.
She tore absolute strips off them. A joy to watch. While one still felt sad about those deaths, justice was served red hot to the culprits.

Dot
Dot
February 8, 2024 6:49 pm

Life advice from someone profiting from the Martin Armstrong scam.

Hmm. Maybe I should sleep on it.

miltonf
miltonf
February 8, 2024 6:49 pm

I don’t think the old perv polluting the White House is a leftist or socialist or a marxist. Just a low life grub for sale to the highest bidder. The old perv and ‘dr’ Jill- dirty people.

Roger
Roger
February 8, 2024 6:50 pm

Indigenous Australians represent the oldest continuing living culture in the entire world – it is estimated that the continent’s original inhabitants, the aboriginal people, have been in Australia for between 40,000-60,000 years.

The Pintupi Nine walked out of the Gibson Desert in 1984.

That’s two generations removed from “continuous living culture” in their instance, and they’re probably the last traditional aborigines. Their descendants now live in state supplied housing with all mod cons.

Dot
Dot
February 8, 2024 6:54 pm

……….LOL!…….

……

https://armstrongecmscam.blogspot.com/2019/07/major-failed-predictions.html

………….

…. LOL!

Roger
Roger
February 8, 2024 6:54 pm

Love how the PNG PM is in town to shake the Australian taxpayer down for more dosh.

My wife paid 50% tax on her income in the last fortnight.

There’s not much left to shake down.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
February 8, 2024 6:56 pm

Cassie, Lizzie is a big girl and doesn’t need to hide behind her own skirts.

Careful there, Winston. I wuz in me dressing gown. 🙂

I thank Cassie for her concern about me. When I broke my foot in 2020 falling down a step that wasn’t visible to anyone either old or young, she was the soul of kindliness with her supporting arm. I don’t know what the Jewish word is for a great lady, but she is one of them.

Dot
Dot
February 8, 2024 6:56 pm

We Wuz Lemurian Kangz N Sheeit?

Zatara
Zatara
February 8, 2024 6:58 pm

US Army Special Forces (Green Berets) will be stationed with the Republic of China Army’s 101st Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion on a long-term basis on Kinmen and Matsu.

Gee, in whose interest would it be to provoke by trying to pump that up into something more than it is? How about the authors of that tweet – “Taiwan Defense Update”?

At best an A team of 12 soldiers from 10th SFG on Okinawa might be there to do joint training. That’s what they do, in any/all friendly Asian countries.

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 8, 2024 6:58 pm

PNG want the funding for the new NRL team bumped up to 80mill per year (currently 60mill) for 10 years.
The NRL has said they will go along with it as long as they get a cut.
The recent boosting of the North Sydney Bears is telling the government that the NRL grants the licences, not Albo & DFAT.
As soon as they get the deal, they’ll go get Chinese money anyway.

Roger
Roger
February 8, 2024 6:59 pm

She has eminently transportable knowledge and skills in a specialised medical field.

If we were younger (if I was younger, to be specific) I think we’d be looking to emigrate.

Remember when we were going to be the clever country?

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 8, 2024 7:00 pm

The seas are not rising all that much at all. But Venice is sinking into the MUD –

“Venice is sinking because it is surrounded by water, and too much weight from buildings has caused the ground it sits on the lower to sink.”

Please tell Flatulence Flannery as he has NFI – And still has a House on the water. Just like Obummer and many others.

“It is beautiful to describe Venice, one of Italy’s favorite travel destinations. Many have called it the “Floating City.” And for good reason. One of the most attractive destinations on the planet, to any onlooker, appears to be floating. How Venice was built on water is a subject that fascinates and intrigues in equal measure. Yet, going by several predictions, Venice, Italy, is sinking—and has been for a while now.”

https://www.thetravel.com/is-venice-sinking/

Dot
Dot
February 8, 2024 7:01 pm

PNG want the funding for the new NRL team bumped up to 80mill per year (currently 60mill) for 10 years.

F#%^ this. What a joke.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 8, 2024 7:02 pm

Things The Voice Would Have Fixed (the NT News):

Australia’s largest Aboriginal legal service could be stripped of its funding amid a crisis that is seeing Indigenous people fronting court without representation.

That would be federal funding. $14,000,000 per year. Every year.

The Commonwealth Attorney General’s department says it has altered arrangements for the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency, allowing the Northern Territory government to redirect funding to other organisations.

It follows revelations NAAJA has been unable to represent clients, particularly in Alice Springs, due to staff shortages following a mass exodus of employees over the past 12 months.

“We are greatly concerned by the current service reductions in Alice Springs,” the Commonwealth Attorney General’s department said in a statement.

And:

This publication understands the Northern Territory government has given NAAJA until the end of this week to present a plan and show why it should not have its funding redirected to another body, such as the NT Legal Aid Commission.

Former chief executive Priscilla Atkins has been locked in a legal battle with the board and Ms Rosas after she was sacked in December 2022. She has taken action in the Federal Court.

During a two-week trial last year Ms Atkins and Ms Rosas accused one another of misappropriating funds.

NAAJA has, more than most of these ‘help the indig’ organisations, thought itself too big and/or important to fail, and has been siphoning off cash to pet projects and hiring of unqualified family members on massive salaries by management for years.

The public spat mentioned above between two of the honchos was essentially the pair of them ratting each other out after a disagreement over which skin group (the chicks are from different clans) would get a particular kick-along.

Nice organisation you had there, ladies.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
February 8, 2024 7:02 pm

Johnny Rotten
Feb 8, 2024 6:41 PM

39.0° C with jeans and a full length shirt atm. Heatwave my arse!

I did 12 liters of water ( electrolytes ) up until 12 pm up north once. 53 degrees.

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 8, 2024 7:04 pm

It costs about 20mill a year to run an NRL team.
The excess that PNG will receive is the margin of grift.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 8, 2024 7:06 pm

38m ago
Greens invited to view raw October 7 footage
Staff writers
Staff writers

Israel’s ambassador to Australia has invited federal Greens MPs and senators to view the raw footage of Hamas’ October 7 terrorist attacks.

Following the party’s comments in parliament this week where they pushed for Australia to remove support of Israel’s “slaughter” in Gaza, ambassador Amir Maimon invited the party over X (formerly Twitter) to view the 42-minute compilation shown to politicians and journalists.

“Given the amount of time the Greens have devoted to attacking Israel in parliament this week, I call on Adam Bandt, Mehreen Faruqi, Jordon Steele-John and every Greens MP and senator to set aside 42 minutes in their schedules next week in Canberra to watch the raw footage, proudly recorded by Hamas terrorists on 7 October, when they put their genocidal anti-semitic ideology into action,” the statement said.

On Wednesday, the Greens failed in their attempt to suspend standing orders and stated parliament did not support the State of Israel’s continued invasion of Gaza.

I’ll bet the whimpering curs decline the offer.

calli
calli
February 8, 2024 7:10 pm

I’ll bet the whimpering curs decline the offer.

Worse if they watched it and enjoyed it.

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 8, 2024 7:11 pm

I’ll bet the whimpering curs decline the offer.

Or claim its fake .

Top Ender
Top Ender
February 8, 2024 7:12 pm
Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 8, 2024 7:12 pm

Remember when we were going to be the clever country?

Until Turn Bull Shit turned up and carried on with the NBN farce and then kicked off Snowy 2 at only $2 Billion. His words were “Clever Country”. FFS.

That’s a Nation Builder. LOL. More like a Nation Wrecker.

Good job that he wasn’t in charge of the building of the Sydney Harbour Bridge or the Snowy River Mountain Project.

Just like Tennis Elbow now promising to deliver “White Hot Technology” to Down Under. And under his watch, how many industries have gone to the wall? And how many have been created? An AUDIT please.

miltonf
miltonf
February 8, 2024 7:17 pm

iirc, the old perv is from Pennsylvania and imagine Delaware was chosen as a base as it takes fewer votes to be elected to the senate?

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 8, 2024 7:17 pm

Dot
Feb 8, 2024 6:54 PM
……….LOL!…….

I give you Nostradamus with no bold type.

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 8, 2024 7:18 pm

One of Australia’s oldest and largest tyre retailers looks set to close after an attempt to sell the business to a rival fell through.

Beaurepaires, a tyre retailer, fitter and repairer with 100 outlets across Australia, was founded in 1922 – more than 100 years ago – in Melbourne by Sir Frank Beaurepaire.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
February 8, 2024 7:21 pm

One of the projects the Feds are tipping dough into is the Singapore power cable.
Yet for some god forsaken reason we must build bird mincers/solar panels on farmland…

2
Australia Asia Power Link (AAPL)

Sun Cable Pty Ltd

The Australia Asia Power Link (AAPL) Project includes three components, a 10 gigawatt solar farm array built over 12,000 hectares in the Barkly region near Tennant Creek, battery storage facilities in Darwin and Singapore and a high voltage direct current transmission line between the solar farm and the Darwin Harbour. The project would link to Singapore’s electricity grid and have the potential to significantly expand the renewable energy and battery storage industries in Australia.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $30 billion and would create approximately 1,500 construction job and 350 ongoing jobs.

Sun Cable Pty Ltd

5100 km of cable

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
February 8, 2024 7:27 pm

The Pintupi Nine walked out of the Gibson Desert in 1984.

Jacinta Nampjinpa Price’s maternal grandfather, Bess’s father, was a first contact man.

And she is good enough to be Prime Minister. A huge success story.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 8, 2024 7:28 pm

Dot
Feb 8, 2024 6:49 PM
Life advice from someone profiting from the Martin Armstrong scam.

Dotty Dot of Dottiness. Please elaborate from my so called profiting. Just like Junior Cretin who has never provided any proof whatsoever about me being a crook. So, with no evidence, I will do the same.

You are both crooks IMHO. And you should still get a life as long as you still have one.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 8, 2024 7:31 pm

Jamberoo Action Park: Muslim men are accused of harassing female water park staff and calling them vile slurs after hiring venue for ‘brothers only’ day out

Islamic group held ‘men only’ day at Jamberoo Action Park
Female staff members allegedly abused with vile slurs
Both organisations now investigating lurid claims
Do you know more? Email: [email protected]

But didn’t Yasmin Axle Magpie assure us Islam was the most feminist of religions?

Roger
Roger
February 8, 2024 7:32 pm

And she is good enough to be Prime Minister. A huge success story.

Jacinta is a great credit to her parents and an invaluable asset to the nation.

Not claiming any credit, but she was in my prayers during the Voice campaign, and perhaps others here too.

Zatara
Zatara
February 8, 2024 7:32 pm

The project would link to Singapore’s electricity grid and have the potential to significantly expand the renewable energy and battery storage industries in Australia.

So, Singaporean created electricity is more acceptable than Australian electricity created in the same manner?

How much usable energy will be dissipated in a 5100km cable?

And the question nobody seems to want to ask, how would 5100kms worth of cable be protected from… anyone?

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 8, 2024 7:33 pm

The Australia Asia Power Link (AAPL) Project includes three components, a 10 gigawatt solar farm array built over 12,000 hectares in the Barkly region near Tennant Creek, battery storage facilities in Darwin and Singapore and a high voltage direct current transmission line between the solar farm and the Darwin Harbour. The project would link to Singapore’s electricity grid and have the potential to significantly expand the renewable energy and battery storage industries in Australia.

The project has a projected capital expenditure of $30 billion and would create approximately 1,500 construction job and 350 ongoing jobs.

That Project has already been canned. There will be NO cable from AUS to Singapore. Singapore has much more sense than the so called “Clever Country”.

  1. Man jailed for raping his wife, who attempted to take her own life twice in aftermath of incidentAnneke de BoerKalgoorlie…

  2. Only a matter of time that the lawyers would be circling. SG have followed the Warsaw convention amounts for compensation…

  3. Let’s cut to the chase: “renewables” were designed to kill the free market and replace it with 19th century subsistence…

  4. If WA MP Wilson Tucker is currently of no fixed address perhaps he should consider his skills suited to one…

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