Open Thread – Weekend 10 Feb 2024


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Rabz
February 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. 😕

Cassie of Sydney
February 11, 2024 9:15 pm

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.

John H.
John H.
February 11, 2024 9:17 pm

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!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 11, 2024 9:17 pm

ditto dotto

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

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 11, 2024 9:18 pm

hmm

ten seconds for mine at 2117

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 11, 2024 9:19 pm

ok

mine was on the new page

Cassie of Sydney
February 11, 2024 9:19 pm

the site is very slow.

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 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 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.

John H.
John H.
February 11, 2024 9:22 pm

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

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 11, 2024 9:22 pm

the site is very slow.

Off the pace? Yeah, that has been noted.

Delta A
Delta A
February 11, 2024 9:23 pm

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.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 11, 2024 9:28 pm

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

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 11, 2024 9:29 pm

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

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 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.

Winston Smith
February 11, 2024 9:33 pm

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.

Real Deal
Real Deal
February 11, 2024 9:34 pm

Knuckle Dragger at 7.42pm.

Well said, sir.

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

Alamak!
February 11, 2024 9:35 pm

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

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 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.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 11, 2024 9:36 pm

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
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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!”

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 11, 2024 9:36 pm

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

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 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.

John H.
John H.
February 11, 2024 9:42 pm

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.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 11, 2024 9:43 pm

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

JC
JC
February 11, 2024 9:43 pm

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.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 11, 2024 9:46 pm

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

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 11, 2024 9:50 pm

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.”

Winston Smith
February 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.

JC
JC
February 11, 2024 9:53 pm
Dot
Dot
February 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?

Winston Smith
February 11, 2024 9:58 pm

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.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 11, 2024 9:59 pm
JC
JC
February 11, 2024 10:00 pm

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?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 11, 2024 10:14 pm

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

Rosie
Rosie
February 11, 2024 10:14 pm

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.

John H.
John H.
February 11, 2024 10:14 pm

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.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
February 11, 2024 10:16 pm

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.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
February 11, 2024 10:18 pm

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

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 11, 2024 10:18 pm

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

this is excellent news

John H.
John H.
February 11, 2024 10:20 pm

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.

Rosie
Rosie
February 11, 2024 10:21 pm

And so it should be.

KevinM
KevinM
February 11, 2024 10:24 pm

Better than being here.

And we needed to know that.
Why?

Indolent
Indolent
February 11, 2024 10:25 pm
Rosie
Rosie
February 11, 2024 10:27 pm
Rosie
Rosie
February 11, 2024 10:29 pm
Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 11, 2024 10:31 pm

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.

Rosie
Rosie
February 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?

Dot
Dot
February 11, 2024 10:34 pm

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.

Dot
Dot
February 11, 2024 10:36 pm

Thanks John

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 11, 2024 10:38 pm

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

MatrixTransform
February 11, 2024 10:39 pm

white-knighting

one doesn’t get to choose their white-knight

white-knights simply confer their magnificence upon you

Zafiro
Zafiro
February 11, 2024 10:47 pm

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.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 11, 2024 10:47 pm

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.

Baba
Baba
February 11, 2024 10:49 pm

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?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 11, 2024 10:49 pm

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

Megan
Megan
February 11, 2024 10:49 pm

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

Rafiki
Rafiki
February 11, 2024 10:53 pm

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.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 11, 2024 10:59 pm

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

Harlequin Decline
February 11, 2024 11:02 pm

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.

Zafiro
Zafiro
February 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.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 11, 2024 11:05 pm

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!”

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 11, 2024 11:06 pm

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

Real Deal
Real Deal
February 11, 2024 11:07 pm

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.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 11, 2024 11:11 pm

punctuation is for poofs

and mongs

and wankers

MatrixTransform
February 11, 2024 11:17 pm

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

hmmm … can’t stop at just one

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 11, 2024 11:18 pm

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

Zafiro
Zafiro
February 11, 2024 11:24 pm

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

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 11, 2024 11:27 pm

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.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 11, 2024 11:29 pm

No contact outside of working hours?

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

Rosie
Rosie
February 11, 2024 11:33 pm

Barnaby misses his family quite frequently.

Rosie
Rosie
February 11, 2024 11:35 pm

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.

John H.
John H.
February 11, 2024 11:38 pm

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.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
February 11, 2024 11:44 pm

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.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
February 11, 2024 11:45 pm

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.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
February 11, 2024 11:53 pm

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.

Zafiro
Zafiro
February 11, 2024 11:54 pm

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

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
February 11, 2024 11:55 pm

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

So much Roshomin on this site.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 11, 2024 11:56 pm

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.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
February 11, 2024 11:57 pm

Bullshit, BG.

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

Rosie
Rosie
February 11, 2024 11:57 pm
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
February 11, 2024 11:59 pm

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

Rosie
Rosie
February 12, 2024 12:00 am
Rosie
Rosie
February 12, 2024 12:02 am

I’m on a train.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 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

Rosie
Rosie
February 12, 2024 12:06 am

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

pete of perth
pete of perth
February 12, 2024 12:07 am

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.

Winston Smith
February 12, 2024 12:07 am

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.

MatrixTransform
February 12, 2024 12:10 am

So much Roshomin on this site

hah … Roshomon !

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

John H.
John H.
February 12, 2024 12:12 am
MatrixTransform
February 12, 2024 12:14 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

what accusations exactly?

… asked sancho earlier today

like the slimy prick that he is

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
February 12, 2024 12:22 am

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.

Bruce in WA
February 12, 2024 12:23 am

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.

MatrixTransform
February 12, 2024 12:24 am

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

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
February 12, 2024 12:24 am

… 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.

areff
areff
February 12, 2024 12:24 am

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

A first year cadet would have known better

MatrixTransform
February 12, 2024 12:43 am

He can’t help it. He’s made that way

where’s my ticks ??

Salvatore, Iron Publican
February 12, 2024 1:11 am

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.

MatrixTransform
February 12, 2024 1:17 am

This is a non-sequitur

indeed

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

Salvatore, Iron Publican
February 12, 2024 1:42 am

but he’s a slimy prick

Has JC been greasing Sancho’s flagpole again?

JC
JC
February 12, 2024 4:05 am

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.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
February 12, 2024 6:52 am

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…

Boambee John
Boambee John
February 12, 2024 7:46 am

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.

MatrixTransform
February 12, 2024 8:03 am

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

Digger
Digger
March 9, 2024 1:02 pm

I’m not letting the bastards off the hook for not voting to support an enquiry into excess deaths… I posted this today

Hey Tasmania, we go to an election on 23 March.

Let me remind you that on 8 February, 2024 the Australian Senate held a vote to investigate why there were so many excess deaths in Australia since 2021. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics last year there was over 15% excess deaths in Australia but the Senate voted to NOT hold an enquiry into why so many Australians continue to die suddenly with no pre existing condition or reason.

Only evil people would stop such an enquiry.

Those who stopped that enquiry were…

THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY.
THE AUSTRALIAN GREENS.
THE JACQUI LAMBIE NETWORK.
LIDIA THORPE.

Think long and hard before casting your vote on 23 March because those political parties which voted to not hold an enquiry have NO concern for your safety, your family, your friends, work colleagues or any person in our community. They do not care that so many Australian have and continue to suddenly die without explanation.

What type of person do you want making decisions about your safety and that of your family?

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