Open Thread – Weekend 10 Feb 2024


Argenteuil, Flowers by the Riverbank, Claude Monet, 1877

1,305 responses to “Open Thread – Weekend 10 Feb 2024”

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  1. Rabz Avatar
    Rabz

    bear that in mind when commenting upon Johanna’s behaviour

    FFS, could we stop commenting on Johanna’s alleged behaviour, please.

    All it does is just allow various commenters to go all self righteous on everybody else’s (allegedly) house sized bottomages.

    Enough. 😕

  2. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    calli, I did think this morning, before I had a bad fall which I won’t go into, that I would ask Dover if I could email you privately.

  3. John H. Avatar
    John H.

    Dot
    Feb 11, 2024 9:12 PM

    This just keeps getting better and better. If only she flips out and spills her guts about a fat weirdo in France and his burgeoning girlfriend and any other conspirators to falsifying evidence. No, I don’t have any compunction in saying this; I’ve read the Moller Memo.

    Be fair DOT, those two have revealed the blatant media and judicial bias against men.
    Me Too! We Believe! Not anymore!

  4. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    ditto dotto

    it is unravelling like one of my nana’s home knit jumpers

  5. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    hmm

    ten seconds for mine at 2117

  6. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    ok

    mine was on the new page

  7. Cassie of Sydney Avatar
    Cassie of Sydney

    the site is very slow.

  8. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Even decamping to France can’t stop the Brittany show, although this is an off Broadway sideshow alley event. The Big Top is in intermission. Marty and Co are yet to commence hostilities in the West. I hope Britt and Dave haven’t spent all that cash on croissants and pate.

  9. John H. Avatar
    John H.

    Rabz
    Feb 11, 2024 9:14 PM
    bear that in mind when commenting upon Johanna’s behaviour

    FFS, could we stop commenting on Johanna’s alleged behaviour, please.

    All it does is just allow various commenters to go all self righteous on everybody else’s (allegedly) house sized bottomages.

    Enough

    +10^3

  10. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    the site is very slow.

    Off the pace? Yeah, that has been noted.

  11. Delta A Avatar
    Delta A

    Calli, for what it’s worth, I will always have your back.

    You are a Cat gem, an honest, down-to-earth Christian woman who posts from her heart and her integrity. I know you don’t seek or want white-knighting; I would normally not say this, but I sense your despair ATM and if I could, I would hope to alleviate it because you, of all people do not deserve to feel this way.

  12. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    You just know that the Doverlord’s inbox is heaving like a first-year uni student after happy hour.

  13. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    H B Bear
    Feb 11, 2024 9:20 PM

    Even decamping to France can’t stop the Brittany show, although this is an off Broadway sideshow alley event.

    the withdrawal to la belle francaise is making more and more sense

    dont expect a return to the antipodes any time soon

    this thing has a way to go

    expect to see less honour among thieves as it progresses

  14. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    At the risk of perpetuating some tired cliches, an Opinel knife, a baguette some cheese and pate did make for some good lunches on the bonnet of the car.

  15. Winston Smith Avatar

    Bruce O’Nuke:
    Bruce of Newcastle

    Feb 11, 2024 12:05 PM
    Like a fox focusing on an especially plump rabbit.

    Albanese government has a ‘very firm focus’ on middle Australia (Sky, 11 Feb)

    Albanese government has a ‘very firm focus’ on the Kulaks.

  16. Real Deal Avatar
    Real Deal

    Knuckle Dragger at 7.42pm.

    Well said, sir.

    This site is not full of cowards, I hope that comment on Friday is regretted.

  17. Alamak! Avatar

    Even decamping to France can’t stop the Brittany show, although this is an off Broadway sideshow alley event. The Big Top is in intermission.

    Laying in popcorn and possibly some fine wine if a celerbration event needs to happen.

    “One Night in Canbra” – Its gonna make a good netflux series.

    One night in Canbra and the world’s your oyster
    The bars are temples but the pearls ain’t free
    You’ll find a god in every golden cloister
    A little flesh, a little history
    I can feel an MeToo sliding up to me

  18. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    No wonder Ch 10 were a bit reluctant to pay for Mrs Pirate to get separate counsel. Yep, still plenty to play out here. Hold on to your tickets.

  19. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Grattan Institute setting target for 90 per cent of kids to be reading proficiently in long term

    By Mikaela Mulveney
    7:16PM February 11, 2024
    4 Comments

    Australian students are struggling to read, with new research revealing a third of children cannot read proficiently and their poor performance could cost Australia $40bn over their lifetimes.

    A new Grattan Institute report, The Reading Guarantee: How to give every child the best chance of success, shows students who struggle with reading are more at risk of falling behind their classmates, becoming disruptive or dropping out of school.

    The institute wants to set a long-term target for 90 per cent of kids to be reading proficiently, with the proportion of proficient readers increasing by at least 15 percentage points over 10 years.

    It comes as the 2023 NAPLAN (National Assessment Program, Literacy and Numeracy) testing identified 130,000 students requiring “additional support’’ to keep up with their classmates.

    Grattan Institute Education Program Director Jordana Hunter said Australia was failing these children, and the key cause to the reading problem had been decades of disagreement about how to teach reading.

    Dr Hunter was on the panel of experts set up by federal Education Minister Jason Clare to advise on priorities for a 10-year National School Reform Agreement, which is being negotiated with state and territory governments this year.

    “It’s a preventable tragedy – the reason most of those students can’t read well enough is that we aren’t teaching them well enough,” she said.

    The institute believes all schools should use the “structured literacy” approach, which includes a focus on phonics in the early years.

    Parafield Gardens High in ­Adelaide has adopted a researched multi-tiered system of support to help struggling students catch up and to combat poor reading results.

    Principal Kirsty Amos said a large number of students aged 11 or 12 had found accessing the curriculum really difficult because they couldn’t understand the written word.

    The school’s approach begins with a literacy screening in year 7, examining NAPLAN and Progressive Achievement Test (PAT) results, as well as a writing sample.

    Students who are identified as “at risk” are tested further on their decoding and comprehension abilities and then the student is allocated a reader profile and a corresponding tier of support.

    I’ll bet they can recite the apology to the “stolen generations!”

  20. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    H B Bear
    Feb 11, 2024 9:30 PM

    At the risk of perpetuating some tired cliches, an Opinel knife, a baguette some cheese and pate did make for some good lunches on the bonnet of the car.

    well that is spooky

    a friend popped in yesterday with an opinel knife

    in need of repair
    the little slotted metal ferrule had slipped up towards the blade end
    i got it back in its right spot and i can open the blade but it is still too tight to rotate the ferrule around to lock the blade

    she said picnic too
    looking at it you could kill and skin a boar with it

  21. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    Like all good scandals it seemingly dies before flaring up seemingly of its own accord. Drumgold has yet to try and salvage something from the train wreck that was the criminal trial, Reynolds v Britt in the West and Ch10 v Wilkinson. I still think Albo can’t lose a Minister at some point along the way.

  22. John H. Avatar
    John H.

    Knuckle Dragger
    Feb 11, 2024 9:28 PM
    You just know that the Doverlord’s inbox is heaving like a first-year uni student after happy hour.

    DB has been so shattered by the last 24 hours he is prowling backstreets hoping to find a fentanyl dealer.

  23. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    H B Bear
    Feb 11, 2024 9:35 PM

    No wonder Ch 10 were a bit reluctant to pay for Mrs Pirate to get separate counsel. Yep, still plenty to play out here. Hold on to your tickets.

    mmmyes

    lets keep everyone inside the tent chaps

    i will definitely hold my ticket until tuesday but if the advice is remotely approving of the loggies speech it goes a long way to reducing cane toads exposure

    ironically the prospect of her getting off scot free is dependent upon justice lee accepting the premise that she was just an airhead autocue reader with no editorial input

  24. JC Avatar
    JC

    You just can’t keep this place down. Not even a demented old crook with no attributes.

    A Surprising Twist in Productivity Growth
    As I’ve monitored the economic indicators closely, the last three quarters of 2023 have presented an unexpected turn. The United States has witnessed an almost 4% annualized growth in productivity, a feat not seen since the dynamic era of the 1990s. This surge in productivity has sparked a debate: Are we on the cusp of a new era fueled by AI and breakthroughs in healthcare, or is this merely a temporary blip?

    It’s possibly taking off.

  25. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    H B Bear
    Feb 11, 2024 9:42 PM

    Like all good scandals it seemingly dies before flaring up seemingly of its own accord. Drumgold has yet to try and salvage something from the train wreck that was the criminal trial, Reynolds v Britt in the West and Ch10 v Wilkinson. I still think Albo can’t lose a Minister at some point along the way.

    more legs than a millipede

    more angles that a billiard table

  26. H B Bear Avatar
    H B Bear

    ironically the prospect of her getting off scot free is dependent upon justice lee accepting the premise that she was just an airhead autocue reader with no editorial input

    Henceforth “The Mike Moore Defence.”

  27. Winston Smith Avatar

    John H.
    Feb 11, 2024 12:28 PM

    There is a euphemism for the aggressive and difficult behavior dementia patients demonstrate, “agitation”. What agitates me is the frequent news articles about how terrible it is to sedate the elderly. The news articles never mention dementia associated agitation, paint a picture that sedation is done because it is an easy solution. Sometimes it is the only solution.

    Correct.
    There comes a time when the carers have to be considered too.

  28. Dot Avatar

    John H

    A lot of self-improoooovers have taken the primacy of nasal breathing to some dumb extremes like mouth taping at night and trying to train themselves as athletes whilst completely eschewing mouth breathing at all.

    This is rather insane to me. What about some of the benefits of mouth breathing during or just after heavy exercise:

    Adrenaline release after the heavy (and mouth) breathing stimulates the sympathetic nervrous system?

    Surely this keeps your adrenal glands regular, prevents adrenal fatigue and presents the mind and body with a “training system” to deal with an adrenal dump in serious situations?

    Also, the short-term boost in adrenaline surely is better than constant vasodilation from nitric oxide in terms of performance? This would allow for greater training of cardiovascular muscle and vascular health? My immunity is downregulated for an hour a few times a week – there’s still another 160 or so hours a week it can be upregulated?

    On top of enhancing muscular performance, it also would contribute to an increase in skills or being in “the zone” – thereby in itself increasing physical performance and skillfulness as new limits are reached?

  29. Winston Smith Avatar

    John H.
    Feb 11, 2024 12:43 PM

    I also noticed that. Did anyone notice it with downticks?

    When it does that, it’s downloading and updating the uptick number. It’s not counting out multiples of your entry – it’s updating the total.

  30. JC Avatar
    JC

    Dot

    For the past 7 odd or so years small business was able to write off capital equipment purchases in the first year. I’m sure lots of businesses took up the opportunity. Sure, it was available for small firms but still productivity has been dismal. How can the growth rate be this bad here?

  31. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    jc at 2200

    the clue is in part what you discussed earlier

    minimum wages
    i actually don’t think the minimum has a lot of impact in times of high employment

    a lot of people are paid overs

    when a recession hits the lack of flexibility in wage rates deepens and lengthens it

    that and tony burqas other stunts … eliminating casuals, making sackings near impossible, along with relatively generous soshul security

  32. Rosie Avatar
    Rosie

    That being said, I can’t imagine not reading the Bible if I was able to read it. The Catholic Church has greatly encouraged lay Bible reading since Vatican II.

    All of that.
    I’m just saying heaven is not achieved by swotting.
    Leave that stuff to islam.

  33. John H. Avatar
    John H.

    Dot
    Feb 11, 2024 9:55 PM
    John H

    A lot of self-improoooovers have taken the primacy of nasal breathing to some dumb extremes like mouth taping at night and trying to train themselves as athletes whilst completely eschewing mouth breathing at all.

    This is rather insane to me. What about some of the benefits of mouth breathing during or just after heavy exercise:

    Adrenaline release after the heavy (and mouth) breathing stimulates the sympathetic nervrous system?

    Surely this keeps your adrenal glands regular, prevents adrenal fatigue and presents the mind and body with a “training system” to deal with an adrenal dump in serious situations?

    Also, the short-term boost in adrenaline surely is better than constant vasodilation from nitric oxide in terms of performance? This would allow for greater training of cardiovascular muscle and vascular health? My immunity is downregulated for an hour a few times a week – there’s still another 160 or so hours a week it can be upregulated?

    On top of enhancing muscular performance, it also would contribute to an increase in skills or being in “the zone” – thereby in itself increasing physical performance and skillfulness as new limits are reached?

    The immunity dip is of no consequence. If there is an issue an FBE with an immune cell count will find it. For elite athletes it might be an issue but they are monitored. IIRC it is a risk for endurance athletes. I read a news report about fasting the other day. It can induce a strange effect where immune cells migrate to the bone marrow. Weird but probably only until the fast breaks.

    One of the possible causes of high blood pressure is nitric oxide uncoupling, where eNOS is diverted to produce nitrogen radicals(?) rather than NO. If ONOO- is produced, that is a problem.

    Nitric oxide is a critical vasodilator, always in operation. I’m not convinced nasal breathing makes an important difference. Arginine is a critical substrate, deficiency very unlikely. There is a potential problem with boosting arginine intake to increase NO production. iNOS, inducible nitric oxide, has an entirely different function. Potent inflammatory agent. It appears that eNOS is tightly contained in the cell with a g. cyclase target whereas iNOS releases NO into the general area because it can hurt nasties.

    A safer approach might be citrulline. Found in some foods(water melon). Kidneys slowly convert it to arginine. Water melon consumption has been shown to have a slight benefit for blood pressure.

    Don’t see a problem with adrenaline release. It may even play a role in reducing immune function. My belief is that short bursts of adrenaline release is good for the brain.

  34. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    KD, I abstracted relevant comments from 7.04 to 8.23am on Friday, not all of them, In that listing. Contrary to what you claim, I have included. ‘This site is full of cowards’, as one of my own comments. I said it because not one person had after that dreadful spray by Johanna declared against her in any way whatsoever. Calli attemped a deflection instead. Btw, Calli my children had a Jewish step-granny whose funeral I attended in the UK last year and my sister’s second husband is a well known Jewish intellectual who used to comment here. There is a lot of reinventing Friday’s history now as everyone frantically back pedals to maintain their credibility. The ticks are now absent from Friday’s thread which alters the tone and tenre of the day. It was a disgrace. Watching Outsiders today simply reinforces my view that if you don’t speak out when you see Jew hatred, you are complicit in it.
    As for Johanna, there is bothing even vaguely amusibg about her ill-considered attacks on me and others. She owe’s Cassie an apology. Let’s heat some of you current squealers say so.

    As for ‘flounces’, I won’t contribute to a toxic site. Dover may manage to tone it down. KD, plenty of others who come here are well off. Have a go at them for your amusement.

    I am better off away from here. I have been seeing today just how ill my 83 year old sister is. Brings back memories of caring for my mother. Life is grim and hard in its essence but when people are kindly things can improve. I am here right now for Cassie, to get people here to reflect on her feistiness in the face of awful attack. She is kindly.

  35. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I am on my phone so plenty os typos, about to watch Belgravia. Better than being here.

  36. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    I’m just saying heaven is not achieved by swotting.

    this is excellent news

  37. John H. Avatar
    John H.

    Winston Smith
    Feb 11, 2024 9:52 PM
    John H.
    Feb 11, 2024 12:28 PM

    There is a euphemism for the aggressive and difficult behavior dementia patients demonstrate, “agitation”. What agitates me is the frequent news articles about how terrible it is to sedate the elderly. The news articles never mention dementia associated agitation, paint a picture that sedation is done because it is an easy solution. Sometimes it is the only solution.

    Correct.
    There comes a time when the carers have to be considered too.

    Thanks Winston. I know you have the relevant experience so appreciate your support because my understanding is from the literature, joining dots, and a friend of mine who was the head honcho for dementia ward nursing staff.

  38. Rosie Avatar
    Rosie

    And so it should be.

  39. KevinM Avatar
    KevinM

    Better than being here.

    And we needed to know that.
    Why?

  40. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    I said it because not one person had after that dreadful spray by Johanna declared against her in any way whatsoever

    All right. I’ll say it.

    There are people who have used the (extremely righteous) Israeli-Hamas conflict as a vehicle to pursue their ingrained and years-long grievances against each other.

    Now that is disgraceful.

    There is a lot of reinventing Friday’s history

    There certainly is.

  41. Rosie Avatar
    Rosie

    Does anyone know where the demand for no contact out of hours legislation came from?
    Should we be calling it Sally’s Law?

  42. Dot Avatar

    A few reasons off the top of my head:

    Small businesses don’t use much capital as sole traders. A single CPA doing taxes doesn’t need much capital but can be very productive: a builder; their productivity won’t change unless they grow from apprentice to qualified; OR they get more business. There’s a limit as to what they can do.
    Government projects like the NBN and Snowy 2.0 have been mismanaged and are laughably behind schedule.
    COVID and lockdowns
    Any business they could invest in is usually in highly regulated (sometimes, out of existence)
    Government contracting is a form of barrier to entry; hence medium and large businesses are favoured.
    (Small) business finance has gone up from 4.11% to 7.13% in just 20 months on the latest RBA (to Dec 2023) monthly data (Table F7, Column B)
    There’s also a trend of lower IQ, higher real tax burdens and so on.

  43. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Rosie

    Feb 11, 2024 10:32 PM

    Does anyone know where the demand for no contact out of hours legislation came from?
    Should we be calling it Sally’s Law?

    sallys law would be “dont give me trivial stuff because i am very important and also a lesbian”

    i think it will backfire

    the very people who demand not to be contacted will be screaming about being excluded when some juicy stuff erupts on a friday evening and has to be dealt with on the weekend

    maybe it could be called bayer rosmarins law

  44. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    white-knighting

    one doesn’t get to choose their white-knight

    white-knights simply confer their magnificence upon you

  45. Zafiro Avatar
    Zafiro

    My daughter is 15 and has a friend same age. They met at baby/toddler playgroup. Mothers have been good friends since then.

    Daughters friend is an androgynous autistic weirdo genius/drongo. Always has been.

    She got chosen to give a speech today in front of the Gubner-General and other dignitaries in Ballarat. Something about the POW memorial they have there.

    This kid goes to Phoenix (the old Sebastopol High). Last year they smashed it in the debating comps against all the posh private schools. They stuck it right up ’em. This kid was leading it as a 14 year old.

  46. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    Cocky Australians, too concerned with hair product and exfoliation to bother with appealing for a run out, which happened to be out.

    A teaching moment. Appeal like everyone else, or stop moaning about it when a decision isn’t made in your favour.

  47. Baba Avatar
    Baba

    I’m just saying heaven is not achieved by swotting.

    Someone here a few days ago referred to the Jewish Jesus.

    Was the Jewish Jesus the Son of God?

    If Jews remain God’s chosen people doesn’t that mean Christianity is a bum steer?

  48. Knuckle Dragger Avatar
    Knuckle Dragger

    That said, one may appeal at any time prior to the start of the next ball being delivered.

  49. Megan Avatar
    Megan

    the very people who demand not to be contacted will be screaming about being excluded when some juicy stuff erupts on a friday evening and has to be dealt with on the weekend.

    If there was say, a pipe burst after work one night, or an employee goes down with some highly contagious illness, or the power board out the front of the office burns out, then I would make a point of letting every single employee turn up to work the next morning so I could immediately send them home. And what of an emergency arising in another state, one in a different time zone?

    Perth Office 3.30pm : We need to get someone over here first thing tomorrow morning. Oh, wait, Head Office in Melbourne is already closed.

    Too bad, too sad.

    I would also develop a policy of you cannot ring me outside of work hours either.

    I can see massive problems with this particular piece of political lunacy. I can’t wait for the complaints to come rolling in. I

  50. Rafiki Avatar
    Rafiki

    So, Lee J thinks that matter in the affidavits filed with respect to the Wilkinson v 10 costs dispute has a bearing on issues he has to resolve in the Lehrmann case. it looks like those issues are relevant to Wilkinson’s defence to Lehrmann’s action.
    Does this mean that he will find Lehrmann was defamed – ie, did not rape hi
    Hggins?
    it’s nice to think so.

  51. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    from the oz

    Nationals sources told The Australian Mr Joyce had been missing his wife Vikki Campion and sons, who were not in Canberra with him last week.

    well

    isnt that precisely how vicki became mrs joyce 2.0

  52. Harlequin Decline Avatar
    Harlequin Decline

    The 2009 Fair Work Act is currently 3 volumes totalling 800 pages.

    Unsurprisingly it is an abomination with both small and large companies continuing to be caught out by it.

    Believe it or not it covers such professional people as programmers and analysts even when their employment contacts have been individually negotiated.

  53. Zafiro Avatar
    Zafiro

    Jesus was a Nazarene. An off shoot of regular Judaism back in that day. So I am led to believe.

  54. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    the very people who demand not to be contacted will be screaming about being excluded when some juicy stuff erupts on a friday evening and has to be dealt with on the weekend.

    I’m seeing something a little more every day. Those people demanding not to be contacted will be told “So you want to book off early to collect your kids from school? Like Hell!”

  55. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    Does this mean that he will find Lehrmann was defamed – ie, did not rape hi
    Hggins?

    is it that binary

    i mean justice lee might find that it is possible that lehrmann raped hoggins, but channel ten didnt have near enough evidence to go to air with it

    further that ten clearly wanted him to be identified
    or at least were indifferent or reckless on that score

    also any attempt to offer a right of reply was disingenuously feeble

  56. Real Deal Avatar
    Real Deal

    Oh my, I have, for the first time, visited the furniture blog. Anyone who complains that this blog can be a bit intense hasn’t lived yet. Is Chilli Faulty?

    Also, apologies for the amount of commas in the first sentence. I’ve been reading too much FitzSimons lately.

  57. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    punctuation is for poofs

    and mongs

    and wankers

  58. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    Connoisseur Cafe Grande ice creams paired with a double barreled Jamaican rum

    hmmm … can’t stop at just one

  59. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    rool dool

    explaining the cast of characters at the furniture store is a yuuuge job

    massive

    but i think faulty only does the saturday matinee now

  60. Zafiro Avatar
    Zafiro

    The furniture shop? I’m not a shopper , but them or EV driving Green voting xunts. Yeah? yeah.

  61. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I’ve been reading too much FitzSimons lately.

    Go and bang your head on the floor, until you are forgiven. It may take some time.

  62. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    No contact outside of working hours?

    Good luck in dealing with the A.D.F.

  63. Rosie Avatar
    Rosie

    Barnaby misses his family quite frequently.

  64. Rosie Avatar
    Rosie

    I have a feeling my sassari accommodation is in a less salubrious part of town.
    Been advised to make sure all doors are tightly locked.
    Unlike here and Bastia where both landlords were happy for me to leave apartments unlocked and keys on the table on my departure.
    Oh well, I’m not much for ventring out in the evening anyhow.

  65. John H. Avatar
    John H.

    Barnaby was being silly. Such a rare trait in human beings. Here at Catallaxy we never witness silliness, we are the epitome of politeness, rationality, and perspicacity.

  66. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    Lizzie, Johanna’s post was not anti-semitic, it was anti-hysteria. Johanna doesn’t like the way you and Cassie respond to the Jew hatred that is currently manifesting. She thinks that rather than emoting all over the floor, what is needed is a cold, calm analysis of the situation and a carefully calibrated response.

    I rhink so too, but I’m a bloke, so not prone to hysteria.

    I’m used to seeing women scream and shout when things go wrong. It doesn’t help. It’s the way most of them are made, so I’m resigned to it. Just don’t waste your time or mine by demanding I join in. You’ve already condemned Calli for staying rational. A particularly stupid call.

  67. Bourne1879 Avatar
    Bourne1879

    Cassie if around. Australian Jewish Association just tweeted a part of a Superbowl ad.
    Simple but very effective and a must watch.
    Google Robert Kraft Superbowl add and will find plenty of info on it.
    The Patriots owner is funding a 30-second commercial through his Foundation to Combat Antisemitism. The ad will feature Dr. Clarence B. Jones, a Civil Rights icon who helped to draft Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and be aimed at fighting the rise in anti-semitism.

    Tweet by AJA
    SUPERBOWL AD TO BE SHOWN TOMORROW

    We thank billionaire businessman Robert Kraft who spent $7million of his own money just to run a single 60 second ad tomorrow.

  68. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Moral cowardice is still cowardly. Still Johanna is allowed to get away with Jew hate and noone admits this or even suggests an apology. A vicious person gets away with it here once again.

    Cassie is due an apology from Johanna for those terrinly insulting comments. End of story.

  69. Zafiro Avatar
    Zafiro

    Enjoying your travelogue except for the whiny bits Rosie. Where are you now? Costa Del Sol?

  70. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Sorry, Rabz but there is nothing ‘alleged’ about Johanna’s behaviour. It is a plain fact.

    So much Roshomin on this site.

  71. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha Avatar
    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I’m getting old, and I’m punishing the single malt. I worked with one of the “Ten Pound Poms” who was on the unit that liberated Belsen.

    On the anniversary of that liberation, each year, he drank himself out of his wife’s favor, and the sickie he took, next day, to recover from the hangover, was paid, but not recorded.

    Rest in peace, mate, you won’t ever be forgotten.

  72. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Bullshit, BG.

    That’s just her cover.
    It was disgusting so-called stoicism.

  73. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare Avatar
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I’m getting old too Zulu. Too old for bullshit and moral cowardice. As your Primo Levi quote ealier call out so well.

  74. Rosie Avatar
    Rosie

    I’m on a train.

  75. Sancho Panzer Avatar
    Sancho Panzer

    not sure i would take advice on calm rational thinking from someone who claimed they spent extended time alone with a strangers kid in a third world country

  76. Rosie Avatar
    Rosie

    No rule relaxation in times of war and alleged famine?
    something about Ramadan in Gaza

  77. pete of perth Avatar
    pete of perth

    Went to China Town today, Melbourne. Packed to the gunnels. Plenty of fire crackers. Off in the distance could hear some one yelling through a mega phone about justice for Gaza etc. Pro pallie mob. People in china town seemed to be ignoring the idiots. Bloody hell there ate alot of people in the city.

  78. Winston Smith Avatar

    John H.

    Feb 11, 2024 8:18 PM
    Landing a C130 transport plane on a carrier
    No hooks, no catapult.

    The rest of that – especially the C130J carrying missiles and operating off a carrier – was most interesting.

  79. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    So much Roshomin on this site

    hah … Roshomon !

    welcome to the post-modern where objective truth dies a little every day

  80. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    not sure i would take advice on calm rational thinking from someone who claimed they spent extended time alone with a strangers kid in a third world country

    what accusations exactly?

    … asked sancho earlier today

    like the slimy prick that he is

  81. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    welcome to the post-modern where objective truth dies a little every day.

    That’s for sure. And the feminisation of the world exacerbates it.

    When the ship starts sinking, a horde of screaming women and effeminate men just get in the way. But they need to express their feelings so we’re stuck with it.

  82. Bruce in WA Avatar
    Bruce in WA

    Baby Boomers live large as young Aussies sucked down black hole
    One section of Australian society is virtually untouched by inflation and rate rises – in fact, these people are most likely benefiting.
    Leith van Onselen

    Live large? Chuck you, Farlie. I worked 75-hour weeks to try to make sure my kids had all they needed. We bought our first house … 3×1 … at 17% interest. So why are we “living large”? Because our home has gone up in value?? BFD. If we sell, we still have to find somewhere else to live … at today’s prices. If we don’t sell, our kids get the benefit of the value rise, not us. Meantime everything keeps going up … and we don’t have any source of external income to alleviate that. What we have is all we’re going to get … and it’s getting very bloody slim.

  83. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    But they need to express their feelings so we’re stuck with it

    yeah, hah … I just tell them that I don’t give a shit about the noise in their heads

  84. DrBeauGan Avatar
    DrBeauGan

    … asked sancho earlier today

    like the slimy prick that he is.

    He can’t help it. He’s made that way.

    It must be horrible being him.

  85. areff Avatar
    areff

    “if the advice is remotely approving of the loggies speech”

    A first year cadet would have known better

  86. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    He can’t help it. He’s made that way

    where’s my ticks ??

  87. Salvatore, Iron Publican Avatar
    Salvatore, Iron Publican

    Sancho Panzer Feb 12, 2024 12:06 AM
    not sure i would take advice on calm rational thinking from someone who claimed they spent extended time alone with a strangers kid in a third world country

    This is a non-sequitur. One does not lead to the other.

  88. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    This is a non-sequitur

    indeed

    but he’s a slimy prick … so he can’t help it

  89. Salvatore, Iron Publican Avatar
    Salvatore, Iron Publican

    but he’s a slimy prick

    Has JC been greasing Sancho’s flagpole again?

  90. JC Avatar
    JC

    I’m done with you. I’m never going to interact with you again

    Ever! You hear

    That’s a paraphrase from the fraud , the lice ridden motel manager 24 hours ago.

    Classy and well spoken too.

  91. Rockdoctor Avatar
    Rockdoctor

    Unless Bear, they’re an alleged conservative. Then funnily enough, it still doesn’t seem to be all that newswoithy.

    Exactly Rabz and the j’ismist casting the first stone was one Sam “glug glug” Maiden…

  92. Boambee John Avatar
    Boambee John

    Zafiro
    Feb 11, 2024 11:04 PM
    Jesus was a Nazarene. An off shoot of regular Judaism back in that day. So I am led to believe.

    It’s lucky that Dick Ed Case isn’t still here, or it would be on like Donkey Kong.

    Ed is adamant that Jesus had no connection with Nazareth, and that the Holy Family lived on the Golan Heights after the return from Egypt.

  93. MatrixTransform Avatar
    MatrixTransform

    Ed is adamant that Jesus had no connection with Nazareth, and that the Holy Family lived on the Golan Heights after the return from Egypt.

    lies by omission

    … they also lived in Paramatta for few years

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