Open Thread – Weekend 10 Feb 2024


Argenteuil, Flowers by the Riverbank, Claude Monet, 1877

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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 10, 2024 8:51 pm

Trans earlier …

I can log into the back-end of this joint too (not that I’ve bothered for months)

and I’ll tell you what I can see … a whole lot of very poisonous gibber that never got through to be printed here

and … youse know who you are

mmmyes

i see wot you are getting at

but you forget

this was dealt with a while ago

a mong with posting rights went off tap

loose cannon
lost cat trust

questions asked about access

assurances given
pretty much had editing access to his own posts and could see stuff in moderation

thats it

my guess is moderation files would contain lotsa bird, a fair smattering of st ruth and that other one whose name escapes

so wot

Alamak!
February 10, 2024 8:53 pm

It would seem that the majority prefer the upticks / downticks function and it was taken away on the request of a minority without adequate debate.

+100

We get the tedious daily battles ad nauseum with no way of providing feedback except by dealing with them i.e. getting abused and called names.

Sigh!*

* while it’s allowed here …

Rabz
February 10, 2024 8:56 pm

Yum, yum, yum … 🙂

JC
JC
February 10, 2024 8:58 pm

Rooster

Commenting isn’t a popularity contest, if want popularity go to Tinder. Apparently Tinder has a sub-site where people can meet new friends, which is what I think you’re looking for.

As for bullying Woddenhead? Have you seen what he’s been up to in the past 24 hours. You’re such a biased dimb bulb. If you don’t like the site, you can always go. Nothing is stopping you and won’t be missed. It’s not as though your opinions set the world on fire.

Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
February 10, 2024 8:59 pm

To see innocent critters enjoying themselves is a blast.

Yes BoN, It is a delight, something so simple can give such joy.

Delta A
Delta A
February 10, 2024 9:01 pm

Yum, yum, yum …

Darn it, Rabz. I clicked, hoping it was some exciting new recipe.

Sigh.

Mark Bolton
February 10, 2024 9:01 pm

@GreyRanga
Feb 10, 2024 8:09 PM

No Mate you are right . I was one who cheered when the Wall came down !! No More Cold War !! But hang on…. some have been done out of a job ..

I have been watching this disgusting conflict right from the sorry beginning … the one hat should have been an END…

But Papa Pu said nothing that wasn’t completely True.

May the Lord Have Mercy ..

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 10, 2024 9:03 pm

Bourne1879

Feb 10, 2024 8:36 PM

It would seem that the majority prefer the upticks / downticks function and it was taken away on the request of a minority without adequate debate.

You’re confused.
You and I don’t hold voting shares here.
You’re applying that very soft-left concept of “the stakeholder”.
That is, someone who risks nothing and contributes nothing, but wants to make consequence-free decisions by usurping the proprietor’s rights.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
February 10, 2024 9:03 pm

Just gave a carrot to young sir possum, who has been booted out by mum this week. He was happy. Life for male brushtails is nasty and brutish, often ending up as dinner for a powerful owl. I wish him well on his journey.

Boambee John
Boambee John
February 10, 2024 9:03 pm

law firm, ffs.

P
P
February 10, 2024 9:06 pm

It would seem that the majority prefer the upticks / downticks function and it was taken away on the request of a minority without adequate debate.

+100

We get the tedious daily battles ad nauseum with no way of providing feedback except by dealing with them i.e. getting abused and called names.

Sigh!*

* while it’s allowed here …

Yes.

Rabz
February 10, 2024 9:08 pm

not everyone here can or even wants to attend dinner parties in Sydney

Lizzie’s dinner parties are among the most exclusive in Sydneystan. I’m allowed to attend as an example of “how the other half lives”* 😕

calli, enquiring at 8:21pm:

Why did you threaten Rabz?

err, what?

*only joking, I tells ya!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 10, 2024 9:10 pm

Still working on calli’s questions P?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 10, 2024 9:11 pm

It’s an interesting question.

Rabz
February 10, 2024 9:11 pm

Anyway, if you want to bring my pointless existence to along overdue end, then feel free to join that massive queue over there …

You’ll be there for a long while, I tells ya! 🙂

P
P
February 10, 2024 9:12 pm

I would never attack you Rabz, I like you.

If I attacked what you said then that is another matter. I’m sure you understand.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 10, 2024 9:14 pm

Lizzie’s dinner parties are among the most exclusive in Sydneystan. I’m allowed to attend as an example of “how the other half lives”* 

It’s not “the other half“.
Jeez, you’ll be in big strife if that gets back.
Not that I would say anything.

Rabz
February 10, 2024 9:17 pm

clicked, hoping it was some exciting new recipe

As opposed to one of the most beautiful womanages in human history.

Miss Eva. I’ve stopped trying to objectify her, as there is no point.

She is the among the best. Miss Maggie and her Hollyweirdettes would agree. 🙂

JC
JC
February 10, 2024 9:18 pm

It would seem that the majority prefer the upticks / downticks function and it was taken away on the request of a minority without adequate debate.

Was it? In reality world, this world, Dover never said anything that he acceded to requests and judging by he operates this blog, he doesn’t appear to be the type to get pushed around. He was likely sick of the cheating. Ask him.

We get the tedious daily battles ad nauseum with no way of providing feedback except by dealing with them i.e. getting abused and called names.

It can be a tough place. It’s not Tinder Friends. Skip commenters you don’t like or perhaps avoid the blog if it upsets you.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 10, 2024 9:19 pm

P

Feb 10, 2024 9:12 PM

I would never attack you Rabz, I like you.

If I attacked what you said then that is another matter. I’m sure you understand.

Hmmm.
“Do it and you’re finished!” sounds totally like an ad hom attack or threat than questioning what someone said.
Somewhat unbecoming of an elderly lady, too, if I may be so bold to say.

Salvatore, Iron Publican
February 10, 2024 9:20 pm

Bourne1879 Feb 10, 2024 8:36 PM

Spot on.
You’ve nailed it perfectly.

Rabz
February 10, 2024 9:22 pm

P Feb 10, 2024 9:12 PM

P, I revel in all the opprobrium inexplicably attracted over these many, many years.

You don’t get to be as o’pinionated as I could allegedly be alleged to be without attracting some blowback, I tells ya. 🙂

JC
JC
February 10, 2024 9:24 pm

No no, it’s

Rooster is correct.

If gives it that color like it’s coming from the boss.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 10, 2024 9:25 pm

Salvatore, Iron Publican

Feb 10, 2024 9:20 PM

Bourne1879 Feb 10, 2024 8:36 PM

Spot on.
You’ve nailed it perfectly.

Perhaps you could resurrect the Pubbler blog and allow all manner of ticking and voting on everything.
A true democracy.
Go on.
Do it.

MatrixTransform
February 10, 2024 9:26 pm

“Do it and you’re finished!” sounds totally like an ad hom attack or threat

… or it sounds like totally normal shit-talk

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
February 10, 2024 9:26 pm

What to watch tonight

The fascinating and educational splendour of MAFS or… COCINEBEAR!!!!

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
February 10, 2024 9:26 pm

Ahem

Cocaine

Mark Bolton
February 10, 2024 9:26 pm

I didn’t know I was supposed to compare “Halves” and etcera .. I normally just go and get treated like a guest ..just people being people . and we have a chat. I dont go and compare circumstances .. How Rude?

Could be Old Mate next door chucking a barbie .. or the bloke with the yacht and a tub of crayfish and gallons of champagne ..

Social graces?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 10, 2024 9:27 pm

Rooster is correct.

Citation required.

Salvatore, Iron Publican
February 10, 2024 9:27 pm

Sancho Panzer Feb 10, 2024 9:25 PM
Salvatore, Iron Publican
Perhaps you could resurrect the Pubbler blog and allow all manner of ticking and voting on everything.

What are you on about?

Rabz
February 10, 2024 9:29 pm

Hey, Mark Steyn – I’m not happy, I tells ya!

Rabz
February 10, 2024 9:32 pm

Sacré bleu, Cats – the symmetree!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
February 10, 2024 9:34 pm

Tick junkies can always go to Jonova’s blog. She does an open thread every day with up ticks and down ticks.

You might need to know a bit of climate science though, to survive. 😀

Bruce in WA
February 10, 2024 9:35 pm

What to watch tonight

The fascinating and educational splendour of MAFS or… COCINEBEAR!!!!

Yeah, nah.

I’ll settle for a few (many) glasses of sav blanc and a bootleg of “The Beekeeper” while the Leader of the Opposition is down south.

P
P
February 10, 2024 9:37 pm

Bruce of Newcastle
Feb 10, 2024 9:34 PM

Tick junkies can always go to Jonova’s blog. She does an open thread every day with up ticks and down ticks.

Indeed.

Rabz
February 10, 2024 9:39 pm
JC
JC
February 10, 2024 9:40 pm

Perhaps you could resurrect the Pubbler blog and allow all manner of ticking and voting on everything.
A true democracy.
Go on.
Do it.

I think Driller should re-open his old blog. He’s an experienced blogger, having operated a very successful site for 15 years, attracting 279 replies over those years, and appears to have quite a following of sturdy commenters here. There appears to be a real desire for the plug-in, so with his interesting posts, lots of people would follow him there. I know I would, in a heartbeat. Such a boss.

Salvatore, Iron Publican
February 10, 2024 9:43 pm

I think Driller should re-open his old blog

Is that me, so hard to know with nicknames.
If so, which of my blogs do you reference?

Rabz
February 10, 2024 9:47 pm

Cats, just a reminder that I’m not into womanages of the blonde persuasion … 😕

JC
JC
February 10, 2024 9:49 pm

Public House, Driller. The most successful Australian blog in history. Open it back up, including the old stories. Shame it was taken down.

Bruce in WA
February 10, 2024 9:49 pm

Cocaine bear??

Done nearly 20 years ago in Kiwiland …

The violence of the lambs.

Digger
Digger
February 10, 2024 9:51 pm

Bourne1879
Feb 10, 2024 8:36 PM

Brilliantly stated and it perfectly identifies and exposes those who will not sit back and allow all of us to express what we think or believe. Sad really and a reflection of the antics of MSM and Big Tech. If they disagree they simply drown out any dissent of their narrative.

If the feature was there I would certainly have given you a thumbs up in an anonymous gesture of support. Alas, the feature is no longer there.

Salvatore, Iron Publican
February 10, 2024 9:51 pm

Open it back up, including the old stories. Shame it was taken down.

It is not taken down.
That you cannot see something does not mean it does not exist.
A piece of shit like you is not welcome there. Deal with that, you’re not popular, as downticks revealed.
Deal with that, you deadshit.
You-are-not-welcome-and-there-is-nothing-you-can-do-about-that.

That blog, & all my others, are a deadshit-free zone.

Muddy
Muddy
February 10, 2024 9:52 pm

To any lurkers or occasional commenters who are rolling their eyes and remaining silent – not through fear of being attacked by a sequence of pixels on a screen (yawn), but because as the physical body matures, so too does the emotional intelligence (absent the off-days/weeks/years we all have, and the subjective sense of humour which maybe no-one else on the planet understands) – you are not alone.

We expect disagreements, expressions of frustration, and the clash of personalities on an open forum, but when the well-worn pattern of emotionally returning to adolescence to show the mean grrls (back then) that you too can be a top dog (four or five decades later, but ‘better late than never, huh?’) becomes the dominant theme, it pushes the whole blog into a catatonia which no-one can read or participate in.

Those who want to be competitive (go for it) COULD do so on the thread Lord Dover provided for that purpose, but they choose not to. My Nutri-Grain psych certificate (of participation) tells me they choose to compete (irrationally) on the main thread because they WANT to disrupt. They NEED to prove something.

That’s great, kiddies. Good for you. Good for effing you.

Q [sic] the predictable response.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 10, 2024 9:54 pm

That blog, & all my others, are a deadshit-free zone.

So you’ve appointed a blog manager and staying clear of it then?

JC
JC
February 10, 2024 9:55 pm

Oh come on, Driller. Don’t be like that.

Link to it and moderate me out as it looks like you took it off offline. Great blog.

Salvatore, Iron Publican
February 10, 2024 9:58 pm

So you’ve appointed a blog manager and staying clear of it then?

With any social media, blog post, or forum comment commencing with “So”, whatever follows is a fabrication by the author of that comment.

As is the case with your comment. You’ve been pulled into line before on this, perhaps you’re a slow learner? Or perhaps your recent comment confessing to fading memory means your powers of recall are weakening?

JC
JC
February 10, 2024 9:59 pm

Drills, Oh good, it’s back up. You took it offline when I looked a while back. Did you edit it, or is the story that you ran a halal kebab stand in Western Sydney still there?

Mark Bolton
February 10, 2024 10:00 pm

@Muddy
Feb 10, 2024 9:52 PM

Great spray Mate … but such a contention would require that this Cat’s Brains Trust Cathedral had all of those stellar attributes.

Care to re frame that hagiography on the more realistic premise that they dont ?

Much more convincing ..

Rabz
February 10, 2024 10:03 pm

The photo is magnifique, as is the subject, but redefining the concept of “Swan Necked”?

Salvatore, Iron Publican
February 10, 2024 10:05 pm

Oh good, it’s back up.

It never went away, however you’re looking at the old url, archived. You don’t have access to the site & haven’t for years.
You-are-not-welcome-in-that-community.

You took it offline

It has never even slowed down. That you aren’t allowed access does not mean it isn’t functioning.
You aren’t welcome, don’t have access, this will never change. Deal with it.
You’ve behaved like a bloody child on here over the past 24 hrs.
You’re likely not welcome anywhere.

That is something which comes from being of bad character. You’ll be well accustomed to this. Out.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 10, 2024 10:08 pm

The nicest veteran was a Navy vet who was deeply traumatised. He was on Melbourne both times – when it ran over Voyager and when lightning struck twice with the Frank E. Evans

I was told the story, from a reliable source, of one survivor of the “Voyager” , who was in his bunk, at the time of the collision. He ended up in the water.

He was posted to one of the sister ships of “Voyager” and was allocated the same bunk that he had had, on “Voyager.” He fell to pieces after that!

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 10, 2024 10:10 pm

The photo is magnifique, as is the subject, but redefining the concept of “Swan Necked”?

Oooh La La!

Mark Bolton
February 10, 2024 10:10 pm

@Muddy
Feb 10, 2024 9:52 PM

Sorry Mate .. just re read that tract you wrote… it has intricacies “if you know what I mean” .. I hope you are doing OK .. just be carefull, eat well and get sober time. I am not being rude and making a snotty point … even if it isnt the Devils Dandruff … sleep … food ..sunshine .. too much good healthy natural stuff is never enough ..

with that I plan to hop in the pool !!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 10, 2024 10:13 pm

Speaking of the original Driller, Prince Andrew, he could move from number 8 to number 7 in the succession batting order if Chuck 3.0 pops his clogs.
There doesn’t seem to be a clamouring from an adoring public to elevate him further, even though the intensely unpopular Ginger Prince is listed to come in at 5.
Imagine that?
Being more toxic than Ginger.

Salvatore, Iron Publican
February 10, 2024 10:15 pm

One of my uncles was on the Melbourne, another was on the Voyager.
They knew each other, the one on the Melbourne was quite distressed at not finding in the water, or rescued, the other one, fearing him lost.

Turned out he wasn’t aboard – he either was ashore on a motor transport course, or he’d been posted elsewhere – it is lost in time now & it is no longer possible to ask either of them about it.

JC
JC
February 10, 2024 10:19 pm

okay, A few years ago, I placed a comment you posted on the old Cat on Public House, which was about you dissing Indians. You took it off very quickly. That was very amusing seeing you felt it was fine to post it on the old Cat but not the exalted Public House.
Fine, I’m banned, but go re-birth it as it’s one of the finest blogs around and you could take a few pals over there with you and tick each other to infinity.

Dot
Dot
February 10, 2024 10:19 pm

Hmm.

Watching some trash TV, a documentary that apparently absolves the poison Ukrainian dwarf. Who’d thunk it that an early 2000s Ukrainian document could be forged?

This is interesting. Keep in mind this test is the basis of her being absolved.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37702598/

This study shows that Elastic Net (EN) DNA methylation (DNAme) clocks have low accuracy of predictions for individuals of the same age

She’s a con artist. She can sue me.

Pat
Pat
February 10, 2024 10:24 pm

Pardon me,as I am just a D.c from rezza,but aren’t up ticks a. ,I like it! And down ticks a I don’t .what’s so bad about that!

Salvatore, Iron Publican
February 10, 2024 10:26 pm

okay, A few years ago, I placed a comment you posted on the old Cat on Public House

No you didn’t.
If you want to take this offline, think very carefully before you do. Very carefully.
You seem obsessed with micro-doxxing of others, of intruding into their real lives, be warned: It may not pan out how you believe it may.

Stick to abusing people on a protected blogsite – much safer.
There’s a valuable tip for you – heed it.

JC
JC
February 10, 2024 10:35 pm

No you didn’t.

Of course I did.

If you want to take this offline, think very carefully before you do. Very carefully.
You seem obsessed with micro-doxxing of others, of intruding into their real lives, be warned: It may not pan out how you believe it may.

Yeah, I’ve thought about it very carefully, quite carefully in fact and the information available was ALL ONLINE. I think, you’re making a sort of guarded legal threat and I’d be happy to defend it as a reverse the action against you too for the comments you’ve made. In fact, I welcome you to do so.

Stick to abusing people on a protected blogsite – much safer.
There’s a valuable tip for you – heed it.

I’m offering the exact same advice to you and be very careful with what you’re threatening because I don’t like threats and it could be more than a little worrying for you.
Heed this champ, after all all the racist putrid abuse you’ve thrown my way, the things you’ve said against family etc, will not go well for you. I’m not going to stop until you do and that ain’t changing one bit. So either do what you have to do, or stick you’re threat up your sister’s backside, you clown. You don’t frighten me one little bit. You fraud.

JC
JC
February 10, 2024 10:38 pm

You seem obsessed with micro-doxxing of others,

Rank slander like that is actionable by the way. Keep that in mind next time you seek legal advice, you two-bit fraud.

Rosie
Rosie
February 10, 2024 10:38 pm

Of course my comment about housing is in reference to the fairly constant complaints about the proliferation of airbnbs and other short term accommodation.
I notice Venice now has a day tripper tax of €5 during the high season. Apparently all of Italy just gets too many visitors.
Japan is also groaning under an inundation of tourists.
In Livorno I had to pay €1 a night tourist tax, in cash, which was just annoying, a smart landlord would just include it in the total but not my one roll tightwad.

Davey Boy
Davey Boy
February 10, 2024 10:39 pm

ffs

Salvatore, Iron Publican
February 10, 2024 10:39 pm

Do you need the waaaaambulance you little sook?
Don’t like it when it is fired back at you?

Heed the advice you got upthread – talking tough about taking it offline ain’t a good idea.
You didn’t have what it takes to back your mouth with your chequebook. You haven’t got what it takes in any area – you know this, hence you stick to tough talk on a protected blog.

Otherwise you’d be bigtalking to all of us on Facebook, Twitter & the like.
You haven’t got the balls for even that.

Call the waaaambulance, pussy. Stop alluding to doxxing.
Someone may have given you their phone number – others of us will be harder to find.
You haven’t the balls to back your mouth. STFU & let this site recover from your 36 hours of bullshit.

Out. I’m done with you – I don’t engage with bloody idiots.

Salvatore, Iron Publican
February 10, 2024 10:42 pm

Rank slander like that is actionable by the way.

Don’t talk, act.
Can’t wait. Legal threats. Wow, you far king hero. You have no idea who you’re dealing with – that’s risky.

I know who I’m dealing with, a pussy who didn’t have the chequebook to back their mouth.

Get a room & a large tub of lube, enter that room with Sancho, don’t come out until you two cougars have satisfied your upsy-downsy urges.

Now there’s some advice you should heed.

Out.

Rosie
Rosie
February 10, 2024 10:43 pm
Rosie
Rosie
February 10, 2024 10:45 pm
Dot
Dot
February 10, 2024 10:55 pm

The ex husband and adoptive father is throwing his ex wife and adoptive mother under the bus.

Also: dorf girl claimed to be overdosed with one dose of three different medications. Not likely at all, even as the same medication.

The old lady in the apartment complex ruins her story. She claimed to be 22, was inappropriate with children, promiscuous with elderly men and her story about the old pervert was contradicted by the old lady neighbour who disliked the older man.

Dot
Dot
February 10, 2024 11:01 pm

The mother was a manipulative psycho.
No, the Ukrainian dorf was a manipulative psycho.

Why can’t it be both!?

JC
JC
February 10, 2024 11:04 pm

Do you need the waaaaambulance you little sook?
Don’t like it when it is fired back at you?

I’m not the one who made the threat about thinking very carefully. You did, you dishonest clown. It’s you that needs to call 000, that is if Mud Island has a service.

Heed the advice you got upthread – talking tough about taking it offline ain’t a good idea.

Everything you’ve claimed has been “online”—even the laughable comment about feeling like an “ANZAC at Lone Pine”. Dickhead.

You didn’t have what it takes to back your mouth with your chequebook.

That applies to you with these threats, you clown.

You haven’t got what it takes in any area – you know this, hence you stick to tough talk on a protected blog.

Having what it takes means not blowharding and misrepresenting yourself for 20 years, you fraud.

Otherwise you’d be bigtalking to all of us on Facebook, Twitter & the like.
You haven’t got the balls for even that.

Here we go. Driller having balls means someone doesn’t lie, doesn’t blowhard, and most certainly doesn’t misrepresent their status. It also means don’t make racist comments about others and don’t criticize people’s families the disgusting, depraved way you do. it would also apply the non-bet, you accuse me of and then suggest I welshed. It’s all filed, by the way.

Call the waaaambulance, pussy. Stop alluding to doxxing.

I’m not doxxing if your comments are inconsistent with previous ones, dickhead. And stop it with the accusation of doxxing, because that’s slander that can be easily shown in court and it’s actionable.

Someone may have given you their phone number – others of us will be harder to find.

I don’t know what that means, so please explain, as I’ll add to the list of lies.

You haven’t the balls to back your mouth. STFU & let this site recover from your 36 hours of bullshit.

That applies to you, dickhead. You’re constantly inciting stoushes, like the response to Rooster, which was directed at me, and then claiming my responses are examples of initiating arguments. You ought to follow your own advice, you loser.

Out. I’m done with you – I don’t engage with bloody idiots.

Oh, I hope so, and I also hope it also applies to the indirect slights and innuendo too. I hope it also means you won’t be joining in other stoushes. Now go talk to sis.

MatrixTransform
February 10, 2024 11:12 pm

lemme guess … JC running around with his cock out again is “saving the forum”

JC
JC
February 10, 2024 11:13 pm

Get a room & a large tub of lube, enter that room with Sancho,

Keep in mind this also actionable as depraved slander if you decide to take legal action with the “think very carefully” threat, you clown.

Follow your own advice and don’t talk to me, don’t post indirect innuendo and don’t join stoushes that have nothing to do with you. I wouldn’t initiate any action, but I won’t stop referring to you as a fraud if you continue. Take heed of your own heed and just piss off, you loser freak.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 10, 2024 11:14 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YIA1i0pBtw

A group of Scottish soldiers, in a boozer on the Royal Mile, encountered an Australian tourist, who knew all the words, and who had a taste for single malt…

JC
JC
February 10, 2024 11:14 pm

11.12 pm. Trans is a little early to the party. Usually 11.34.

Winston Smith
February 10, 2024 11:22 pm

Winston Smith
Feb 10, 2024 5:36 PM
KevinM
Feb 9, 2024 11:38 AM
Roger
Feb 9, 2024 11:28 AM

Perhaps someone can shine a light into the darkness of my knowledge of such matters:
Can the blog owner identify the source of upticks & downticks?

Why and what would it matter?
Might as well publish email addies then.

KevinM/Roger:
Because it’s a matter of trust, and someone is abusing that trust.

KevinM
KevinM
February 10, 2024 11:22 pm

Well that was a half hour ill spent, scrolling through today’s blog.

Yes, yes I know, no need to tell me.

👏

Winston Smith
February 10, 2024 11:25 pm

Winston Smith
Feb 10, 2024 7:37 PM
Lizzie:

Reminds me though, hope Elsie is still doing well, Winston.
Duty of Care to absent owner owed there while he’s Gonzo-ing in the US.
Send him some home videos; nothing like getting a view of a loved kit when far from home. Awwww. He looks so happy in his liddle basket And doing some stretches in his fave spot under the table. Awwww.

I’ve sent a few photos, but that’s not the same.
I’ve never emailed a video, Lizzie. I suppose I could try, but aren’t there restrictions on size?
I’ll give it a try.

Winston Smith
February 10, 2024 11:26 pm

Winston Smith
Feb 10, 2024 8:01 PM

feelthebern

Feb 9, 2024 3:31 PM
The way Biden spat at Doocy.
Pure dementia.
There was real anger and shock when the whole press room started yelling him.
First time it’s happened.
Why did he walk off and then come back and perform even worse ?
No wonder Anderson Cooper was doing everything but shaking his head.

That was the dementia coming out. I’ve long predicted that he will have a public meltdown that will shock America and it will be physical.
He is losing self control by the month.

Winston Smith
February 10, 2024 11:27 pm

Winston Smith
Feb 10, 2024 8:08 PM
Salvatore, Iron Publican

Feb 9, 2024 3:56 PM
Sancho@ 3.40 PM has provided sane advice:
Sans up/down ticks, we simply return to “Calli@ 11.59 PM +1? or Calli@ 11.59 PM -1”

Valid point, however the page would need a different setting out, I think. It would need to be a wider print margin to cut down the lines.

MatrixTransform
February 10, 2024 11:41 pm

a little early to the party. Usually 11.34

it goes like this JC

while your’e wanking yourself stupid here, I spent all night improving my chess

looking at this forum at the end of the night I see you again running around with your cock out

so I offer up a smart-arse remark just to see if you actually have the stamina to wank 24/7

I think you really can do it … you truly are the most remarkable wanker

MatrixTransform
February 10, 2024 11:46 pm

hey JC

… Im still waiting for the Feds to call me after you last shrieked about legal and threats

should I pack a toothbrush in case they’re still getting a case together?

JC
JC
February 10, 2024 11:46 pm

There’s more to Hiden’s fall from grace, even with the demnetia.

WSJ

Biden Has More Than an Age Problem. Voters Don’t See Him as Presidential.
Many voters view Biden as failing to fully embody the office of the presidency, despite his legislative and diplomatic achievements

Ignore the last part of the header as you often have to be careful with the news section of the WSJ, as lefties inhabit that part of the site. There haven’t been any legislative achievements as everything he’s done on this score has been terrible.

It does, though explain, how people just don’t see him as presidential material as he doesn’t have what it takes with or without dementia.

Yet when asked, voters often can’t name any of Biden’s accomplishments. Worse, says Thau, the swing voters he talks with often repeat conspiratorial ideas about the president’s leadership. “A component to the age thing that I hear in focus groups is that he’s not really the one in charge, that other folks in the administration or Congress are pulling the strings,” he said.

this is what you end with with a candidate who lost the election and is only in the oval office because of cheating.

JC
JC
February 10, 2024 11:49 pm

Trans

What’s with not capitalizing sentences? It’s kind of stupid looking after all this time.

MatrixTransform
February 10, 2024 11:52 pm

What’s with not capitalizing sentences?

the left SHIFT key on my keyboard is rooted

why are you such a perpetual wanker?

JC
JC
February 10, 2024 11:56 pm

But isn’t wanking coming on just looking around to stoush? That’s 95% of what you do here. Aren’t you the grand wanker then?

MatrixTransform
February 10, 2024 11:56 pm

JC, your’re so stupid and paranoid

you couldn’t possibly blame yr keyboard

… it’s probably genetic

JC
JC
February 11, 2024 12:03 am

Great comment. Now go to bed, Trans.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
February 11, 2024 12:15 am

Please be fair. I have seen no condemnation here at all for the cause of yesterday’s issues, which was an early morning spray of insane vitreol against me by a woman called Johanna, with Cassie as collateral damage. Johanna has ten-year form in producing these fixated and highly confected sprays at regular intervals. I don’t encourage them nor enjoy having to defend against them. I strongly object to being categorised as having an ongoing ‘stoush’ with this woman. There is no ‘stoush’. I initiate nothing. Sinclair did several times tell her to moderate her behaviour.

When her behaviour yesterday turned to clearly anti-Semitic abuse of Cassie and she was encouraged rather than sanctioned in some way by adverse commentary or lack of upticking, indeed the opposite ocurred and she was strongly endorsed, I was outraged and I still am.

I refer you to my comment to Dover yesterday towards the end of the thread outling exactly why the comments were anti-Semitic and of a different order to similar issues he suggested as comparitors. I still hold by my analysis of that very substantive difference. Johanna may be culturally illiterate enough to not comprehend exactly how historically Jew-hating her words were, but Cassie certainly does.

I don’t think Delta’s analysis is at all helpful. It blames me and Cassie for the position we hold and allows the majority of argumentative and often childish intruding and secondary comments from many others which flew around all day to become our ‘fault’. And yes, moral courage is sometimes required and from my standpoint and also Cassie’s it appeared lacking in many genial bystanders yesterday.

Good night and quite possibly goodbye. I am not sure I have much to contribute here any more. I will lurk for a while and see. The ticking is not really my issue of interest. Dover is his own man re those.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
February 11, 2024 12:22 am

This is an actual comment from JC. Just a pity for most of us that he does not follow his own advice.
“Skip commenters you don’t like or perhaps avoid the blog if it upsets you”

JC
JC
February 11, 2024 12:28 am

Rooster.

If it applies to me it would most certainly apply to you. I actually follow that advice with you as I have a low regard for your commenting. Don’t read them as they’re very low quality, but I do if they’re about me and I’ll respond.

You miss the point in the advice I was giving, There is always the option of ignoring comments.

Option = choice.

MatrixTransform
February 11, 2024 12:50 am

Option = choice

why do you choose wanking ?

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
February 11, 2024 1:04 am

I am sorry Lizzie but I disagree. Nobody encouraged her or endorsed her. However what was very obvious was that there was some very odd upticking and downticking going on. You may also wish to note that in Qld the timing of the comments were mainly before 0700. Somebody did comment on the high number of upticks Johanna’s post had got so early. I saw no actual comment supporting her post.

Cassie has had much public support on this blog pretty much everyday since 7 Oct yet you and her decided to attack the “silence”. Read several of the comments since and you may actually notice some did not have a good reaction to that.

Personally I would like to see Dover instituting some sort of time out function where a troublemaker is sin binned for a few days. However we know that is not going to happen.

“she was encouraged rather than sanctioned in some way by adverse commentary or lack of upticking, indeed the opposite ocurred and she was strongly endorsed, I was outraged and I still am”

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
February 11, 2024 1:11 am

JC,
Mission accomplished.
Congratulations for turning this blog into a sewer of never ending conflict. Your devotion to picking fights with so many people is just an extraordinary effort.
You are like the green slime in the Ghostbusters movie.

Rosie
Rosie
February 11, 2024 1:17 am

Golfo Aranci
Perhaps not a good choice in the rain* in the off season, the train got cancelled and we all got told to walk to Stazione Terranova to catch a bus.

Well I heard ‘bus’ and decided to follow the crowd and the terranova fell into place.
There are these two great granite hills here but they aren’t visible from the seaside village.
I’ve stopped at a little caf for some foamy milk, there are a few old fellas inside watching the football.
Not one of them with a beverage of any kind on the table either.
About as exciting as it’s going to get.
It’s a pretty impressive coastline though, could see that from my front seat perch on the bus.
Going to wander back towards the station and see if I can get a better view of the capes.
*More damp than raining, I should say.

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
February 11, 2024 1:21 am

Well that was a half hour ill spent, scrolling through today’s blog.

This sort of barney is expected on low intelligence forums like The Conversation that prouds itself for exposing the follies of high academia, where I’m in my fifth or sixth reincarnation under fake names after numerous excommunications for heretical opinions.

Can anyone advise a conservative forum where reasonable responses to the ratbagery of this era are discussed. Comments on Spectator, Quillette, Quadrant, Spiked – for instance – are like sniping. Proposals never get discussed and canvassed at length because their website software platforms don’t allow extended chewing the chud of ideas. It probably requires platforms like PhP BBS where specific topics can be initiated and discussed at length, rather than blogs with chronological series of unrelated opinions, like this one.

JC
JC
February 11, 2024 1:45 am

JC,
Mission accomplished.
Congratulations for turning this blog into a sewer of never ending conflict. Your devotion to picking fights with so many people is just an extraordinary effort.
You are like the green slime in the Ghostbusters movie.

Congratulations for dishonestly attributing conflict to me. Go back and see the pollution Wodney has deposited in the past few days. Have a look at trans comments and then look and see that driller started it all.

You’re a very low quality commenter with a dishonest side. Low credibility and low ability.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
February 11, 2024 1:59 am

And conversely, Bourne, I saw no actual comment disendorsing it either, particularly at first. In the spin of later comments there may have been some mildly supportive of Cassie or that related back to previous support. My recollection is that Johanna was highly chuffed by the reaction and doubled down on her initial spray. Anyway, the end result is that I am fed up with the whole idea of blogging, indeed of writing any more for any publication or blog. I just want to live my life quietly now as a private individual with my husband and family. That may be the best thing for me at least until some sour taste about it diminishes. The blog will be no worse off and some will cheer the end of ‘that creature, Lizzie’, as JMH charmingly put it.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
February 11, 2024 2:03 am

I am not asking for commentary on this here, btw. I am way beyond that and it would embarrass me.

Just play more fairly, everyone, which will improve things for future entrants here.

Rosie
Rosie
February 11, 2024 2:04 am
Alamak!
February 11, 2024 2:23 am

When her behaviour yesterday turned to clearly anti-Semitic abuse of Cassie and she was encouraged rather than sanctioned in some way by adverse commentary or lack of upticking, indeed the opposite ocurred and she was strongly endorsed, I was outraged and I still am.

Many people do not agree with your take on events yesterday. Perhaps easier for you if you could accept that people can disagree and that doesn’t make them bad or racist or anti-semitic.

Tom
Tom
February 11, 2024 4:00 am
rosie
rosie
February 11, 2024 4:21 am
rosie
rosie
February 11, 2024 4:23 am
rosie
rosie
February 11, 2024 4:43 am
132andBush
132andBush
February 11, 2024 5:36 am

Rosie
Feb 10, 2024 10:45 PM

filthy

Is that real!?

Unreal how people submit.

Next thing it”ll be “make sure all women are covered (bagged)”

rosie
rosie
February 11, 2024 6:18 am

I wondered about that 132.
I suspect it’s fake but as to who faked it?

rosie
rosie
February 11, 2024 6:21 am
eric hinton
eric hinton
February 11, 2024 7:16 am

test

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
February 11, 2024 7:32 am

Eerie.

A wasteland, or the silence before the storm?

Rosie
Rosie
February 11, 2024 7:49 am

Does seem like that ML.

Rosie
Rosie
February 11, 2024 7:51 am
Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 11, 2024 7:54 am

rosie
Feb 11, 2024 4:23 AM
mexico deploys tanks on border

And these are the tanks –

https://www.bing.com/search?q=water%20tanks%20for%20sale&FORM=ARPSEC&PC=ARPL&PTAG=30168

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 11, 2024 7:54 am

I missed this with everything going on over the past few days.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 8 rejected an attempt by the Biden administration to avoid a lawsuit stemming from false debt reporting, with the landmark ruling opening the door for consumers to sue federal agencies.

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/supreme-court-rules-biden-administration-must-face-false-debt-reporting-lawsuits

Imagine the resources spent trying to defend this.
Instead of fixing the problem and ensuring accountability & transparency.
But it’s the federal government.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
February 11, 2024 7:56 am

I’m loving the travel reports, Rosie!

Your Twitter links usually have me wondering if it’s worth clicking in with the inevitable few seconds of spinning wheels that accompanies each one, buy they usually are worthwhile, too.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 11, 2024 7:57 am

JC,
Mission accomplished.
Congratulations for turning this blog into a sewer of never ending conflict. Your devotion to picking fights with so many people is just an extraordinary effort.
You are like the green slime in the Ghostbusters movie.

LOL. Junior Cretin was doing the ‘Argy Bargy’ well before I even got here. Look in the mirror Junior. No. Not a good look is it.

will
will
February 11, 2024 8:03 am

JC,
Mission accomplished.
Congratulations for turning this blog into a sewer of never ending conflict. Your devotion to picking fights with so many people is just an extraordinary effort.

Congratulations? Does JC get a prize?

I can only conclude this behaviour is being rewarded, or otherwise something in his head is broken

Vicki
Vicki
February 11, 2024 8:08 am

It is Sunday. I hope everyone settles down & plays nicely.

I love this blog & want it to continue. The slagging matches have always been a feature. It doesn’t worry me but it seems to worry some of the protagonists. We all have the option of being aware of what we are saying. Simple as that. Some have self awareness, others do not.

Anyway, I value this blog particularly because “the times they are a-changing” & the global situation is becoming particularly ominous. I value the thoughts of some of the deep thinkers here who are more informed than many others in our daily lives. As society churns on in its obsession with entertainment & generally unaware of global developments, it is important to me to address issues here.

Anyway – these are just thoughts for this morning, as I’ve just scanned my newsfeed with the usual dire stuff. Cheers.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 11, 2024 8:08 am

Heed this champ, after all all the racist putrid abuse you’ve thrown my way, the things you’ve said against family etc, will not go well for you.

LOL. Who is the Fat Face Mafioso Bully who says words like ‘Limey’ and ‘Crook’? Stand on a soap box Junior and Look in the mirror. Not a good look is it.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
February 11, 2024 8:16 am

Tim Blair on Dementia Joe:

Sunday Noticeboard (10 Feb, not paywalled)

The report about Biden squirreling away documents is fun. Somehow the special prosecutor had to find a way to not prosecute Biden for worse things than the DoJ is prosecuting Trump for. So they chose the dementia defense, and boy has that caused a first rank political mess.

We’ll see what Jill does. She does appear to be trying to keep the reins, Edith Wilson style.

How Jill Biden and Aides Control Biden (Daniel Greenfield, 10 Feb)

I still think she must have control of the dirt file Joe built up over fifty years in the system. It neatly explains why all this is happening.

Indolent
Indolent
February 11, 2024 8:17 am
Winston Smith
February 11, 2024 8:18 am

Boambee John
Feb 10, 2024 9:00 AM

To describe yesterday’s thread as awful is to understate the extent of the inane stoush trolling that occurred.

Cassie, I have expressed my support for you and Israel on other occasions, but I was not willing to enter the sewer yesterday.

Wot BJ said.
+ lots.

flyingduk
flyingduk
February 11, 2024 8:20 am

It would seem that the majority prefer the upticks / downticks function and it was taken away on the request of a minority without adequate debate.

+100

I agree, one of the main reasons I post here is to ‘test and adjust’ my ideas against a rare pool of intelligent commentators. Upticks/downticks are a great rapid feedback, not everyone has time to reply in longform, and if they do, the replies can be lost downthread.

If ticks have to go, can the blog be reformatted to allow replies directly under the relevant comment, like Michael Smiths blog for example?

Peter Greagg
Peter Greagg
February 11, 2024 8:20 am

Vicki
Feb 11, 2024 8:08 AM
It is Sunday. I hope everyone settles down & plays nicely.

I love this blog & want it to continue. The slagging matches have always been a feature. It doesn’t worry me but it seems to worry some of the protagonists. We all have the option of being aware of what we are saying. Simple as that. Some have self awareness, others do not.

Anyway, I value this blog particularly because “the times they are a-changing” & the global situation is becoming particularly ominous. I value the thoughts of some of the deep thinkers here who are more informed than many others in our daily lives. As society churns on in its obsession with entertainment & generally unaware of global developments, it is important to me to address issues here.

Anyway – these are just thoughts for this morning, as I’ve just scanned my newsfeed with the usual dire stuff. Cheers.

Me too + 100

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 11, 2024 8:23 am

Dave Allen and the English Language –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IfoUM6a4bA

Winston Smith
February 11, 2024 8:27 am

Perplexed of Brisbane

Feb 10, 2024 9:12 AM
Dover,
Is it possible to have a reply button (like Michael Smith’s blog) where you can reply directly to a comment in a thread and it and all subsequent replies stay together like a thread within a thread?
It may contain the stoushers to one part of the thread, making it easier for those not involved to by pass it.

It was one of the options in the initial setup. And yes, it does segregate the topics as it means an entire screed can be bypassed.

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 11, 2024 8:27 am

Chinese friends have alerted me to Albo flooding the predominantly Chinese mainland app “Red Book” with lunar new year wishes.

Vicki
Vicki
February 11, 2024 8:31 am

Reply button is a great idea. It certainly would enable you to scroll past the scraps.

Dot
Dot
February 11, 2024 8:32 am

There’s no real reason for Open AI to buy Reddit.

Reddit has throwaway accounts and you could get AI to build a Reddit clone.

I think it is speculation to pump up Reddit before an IPO, which would see them eventually die without more cap raisings within 2-3 years.

It’s a sinking ship that can’t make money but is currently well funded.

It has existed for 20* years and has only ever made losses.

JC
JC
February 11, 2024 8:36 am

Oh, I don’t know, will. Referring to people as a dago, wog, wifebeater, and many other slanderous, defamatory and derogatory names deserves not just a response but also retribution.

Removing the plug in seems to have created a lot of anger yesterday for frauds and the crooks who were abusing it.

Just take a look at the Limey crook’s behaviour this morning with his unprovoked attacks.

The Rooster has been outraged for the past decade because I occasionally highlight his low quality contributions and when I respond to his attacks.

You need to be a little more analytical and try to suss out what’s going on.

Indolent
Indolent
February 11, 2024 8:37 am
Dot
Dot
February 11, 2024 8:38 am

Chinese friends have alerted me to Albo flooding the predominantly Chinese mainland app “Red Book” with lunar new year wishes.

What rat#%^*ing bastard!

Let’s hope Lu Ke Ben helps him craft a tactful and comprehensible message of amity & prosperity in perfect modern Mandarin.

Dot
Dot
February 11, 2024 8:38 am

No. It’s funnier not correcting my grammar.

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 11, 2024 8:39 am

Chamath’s comments on AI were fascinating.
The output from the models will move towards infinity.
The financial value of the models will move towards zero.
I had to re-listen to that a couple of times.

Friedbergs comments regarding the value in Youtube in relation to AI being a moat that no one will be able to penetrate were also pretty good.

Indolent
Indolent
February 11, 2024 8:40 am

Tell me something I don’t know.

The Green Energy Cult is Killing the West

Tom
Tom
February 11, 2024 8:42 am

Peter Dutton has just done a 20-minute interview with Andrew Clennell on Sky News and despite Clennell’s hostile questioning performed very strongly. He would not, for instance, allow Clennell to talk over him.

Clennell repeated the Labor talking point that the SFLs have no hope of winning the March 2 Dunkley by-election in Frankston, Victoria, even though internal Labor polling shows a 4% swing against the government.

But here’s the thing: the Liars internal polling is identical to recent polling by the Ponds Institute that the Liars are up 52-48% 2PP.

In my recent experience of Australian politics (and Australians’ reluctance to talk to pollsters), 58-48% means the parties are dead-set tied.

Saturday, March 2, will be a fun night in Australian politics.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 11, 2024 8:44 am

JC

Feb 10, 2024 11:14 PM

11.12 pm. Trans is a little early to the party. Usually 11.34.

He’s been busy going in the back door to look at moderated comments from 2022.

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 11, 2024 8:49 am

Chamath made the comment a few weeks ago that what businesses are currently paying OpenAI a million a quarter for now will be going for 250k per annum within a couple of years.

Reminds me of my former place of work.
A single data pipe between Sydney & Melbourne cost a mill a year in the late 90’s.
Two years later, four data pipes cost 100k.

Dot
Dot
February 11, 2024 8:49 am

Facebook has an ecosystem. I hate it, but it can’t be AI cloned effectively.

Reddit is there like a less snobby version of Quora (save for the anti poor, anti wealthy and disgusting hotbed of middle class insecurity, r/Canberra ) – Reddit can be cloned and there’s nothing Reddit can do. It could be made a plug in of any other email account or stuff like Parler or Twitter.

JC
JC
February 11, 2024 8:50 am

Bern

Ai is one of the most fascinating technologies that’s ever been introduced. It has the potential to be a universe smarter than humans , but I don’t think it will be allowed to progress because humans will place limitations on its abilities.

Imagine the left side of politics asking AI to help determine if its ideas offer any contribution to the improvement of human life. Imagine the reaction to its reply.

AI will be limited through regulation.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 11, 2024 8:55 am

The comment:-

MatrixTransform

Feb 10, 2024 11:46 PM

hey JC

… Im still waiting for the Feds to call me after you last shrieked about legal and threats

should I pack a toothbrush in case they’re still getting a case together?

The question:-

JC

Feb 10, 2024 11:49 PM

Trans

What’s with not capitalizing sentences? It’s kind of stupid looking after all this time.

The answer:-

MatrixTransform

Feb 10, 2024 11:52 PM
…..

the left SHIFT key on my keyboard is rooted

Observant readers will notice that the original comment has “JC” in capitals, a capital F in “Feds” and two capital “I”s.
So it seems the shift key is only recalcitrant at the start of sentences, but comes good mid-sentence.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
February 11, 2024 8:58 am

It would seem that there is one part of the Putin interview that was mistranslated and has, at least as recently as yesterday, not been corrected.

It is where Putin is translated as having said that the Soviet Union was given additional land that did not belong to them. The Russian speaking woman on this Dave Rubin interview insists he said Soviet Ukraine.

will
will
February 11, 2024 9:00 am

You need to be a little more analytical and try to suss out what’s going on.

What’s going on is that commentators react viscerally. If everyone was like BoN and just let the stupidity slide, it would be a more pleasant and productive experience. Few people like agro and it would turn the casual visitor off. I assume what we have in common is more than what causes the conflicts.

flyingduk
flyingduk
February 11, 2024 9:00 am

Further to my (apparently contentious) conclusion that the IDF could not defeat Hamas due to the asymmetric victory conditions of insurgents v government forces:

In todays ZeroHedge:

US Intelligence Officials Say Israel Not Close To Defeating Hamas

Israel has not even come close to defeating Hamas through its military offensive on the Gaza Strip, US intelligence officials have said. According to the New York Times, the officials told members of Congress earlier this week that while Israel had managed to degrade Hamas’s fighting capabilities, they were still very far from crushing the organization itself.

Officials also said that given the nature of Hamas’ military wing as a fundamentally “guerilla” force, defeating the group might not even be possible and that simply weakening their combat strength might be a more realistic goal.

Pogria
Pogria
February 11, 2024 9:01 am

Jacksy and Rent Boy have lubed each other thoroughly and are ready for another day of “deep Anal”ysis.

Buckle up people, it’s going to be a boring day.

Vicki
Vicki
February 11, 2024 9:03 am

To see innocent critters enjoying themselves is a blast.

This is what we love about the natural world. Husband has built a bird feeder on fence directly outside our bedroom doors (glass panes) so that we can watch the red dumped parrots eating the seed in the morning. Of course, it has attracted others – including the magpie family & lately “top knots” (gorget their official name). We have watched the Maggies rear their 2 infants. I am sure that it is their first batch because we have watched them feeding their “babies” for far too long. Husband gets very annoyed as they diligently put the seed in the mouths of these big “babies”. Finally, we have noticed in the last week that the parents are beginning to harass the children.

Our big joy is also large birdbath which we can see from the windows on two sides of the house. Some of the little birds are “clean freaks” & have protracted baths. But it attracts a huge range of birds. A great joy.

Less of a joy are the raids of the crows and others on not only our small household vineyard, but on the grapevine on the pathway trellis from our gate to the house. Similarly the fruit trees which are a nuisance to net successfully.

Still – there are benefits and drawbacks to living in the natural world.

Winston Smith
February 11, 2024 9:03 am

Megan

Feb 10, 2024 11:37 AM
Has such a comparison been done?

If it hasn’t, it most certainly should be.

It hasn’t been done because the results would be contrary to the bulk of the teachers ideology.

Dot
Dot
February 11, 2024 9:04 am

There is an AI controversy in clothing women!

There is an app, Dignif AI which puts clothes BACK on women and removes tattoos.

Apparently it’s all about men loving nothing more than having women not consent.

What it’s really about is internet hoes being mad if their livelihood and easy lives ended.

Could you imagine a second wave feminist demanding to be sexualised?

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 11, 2024 9:05 am

I like the now widely used description of AI being a great co-pilot for an already productive person/business.

Zippster
Zippster
February 11, 2024 9:05 am
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
February 11, 2024 9:08 am

The output from the models will move towards infinity.
The financial value of the models will move towards zero.

Yep. We already see this with the climate models, they are based on garbage and produce garbage. The current AIs have all been trained on curated lefty stuff which is also garbage, so they will produce more of it as soon as they have to extrapolate.

It all might work better if real world material was used for the training process and sourcing, but the Left won’t allow that. They’re also getting increasingly frustrated that their fantasy world isn’t being believed by the proles.

Study: Psychological Interventions Do Not Work on Climate Skeptics (9 Feb)

Climate change denial remains difficult to challenge despite the scientific consensus and availability of information. … “Top-down change might need to be prioritised to achieve the emissions reduction necessary to stay within safe planetary limits for human civilisation.

Commentary: “The Tone Against Alleged ‘Climate Change Deniers’ Is Becoming Harsher” (10 Feb)

The tone against alleged “climate change deniers” is becoming harsher. Some television programs are now trying to change viewers’ mindsets by using language to educate them – and to convince all skeptics and doubters of the threat posed by the change in temperatures, now referred to as global warming.

This top-down, patronizing form of education does a disservice to the actual goal – namely to encourage a more conscious lifestyle and participation in community change.

As usual communism is the answer and as usual the proponents want to shut up the dissidents’ inconvenient voices. Unfortunately we’re going have AIs doing that for them very soon.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 11, 2024 9:10 am

Vicki
Feb 11, 2024 8:08 AM
It is Sunday. I hope everyone settles down & plays nicely

It’s just a few people have been going cold tickey since the tick-toy was taken away.

Winston Smith
February 11, 2024 9:10 am

MatrixTransform

Feb 10, 2024 12:16 PM
I think what some people fail to realize is that without a perpetual favorite target(s) here to draw their fire, that sooner or later they’ll pick a new target
damned if you do and damned if you don’t … it’s the hallmark of dealing with the personality disordered

You’ve noticed that too?

JC
JC
February 11, 2024 9:10 am

Will

Go upthread and tell me what trans comments added to the wealth of knowledge. If you can stomach it, read through Woddenhead’s contributions, and then look at Piggria’s most recent just up from mine. It’s not me. All unprovoked.

They can be ignored, but they shouldn’t be.

It’s just anger at not being able to tick harvest.

That’s all I’ll say

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 11, 2024 9:11 am

Shows how smart Musk is.
TwitterX is so limited via a browser now trying to force app only use.
And he turned off all the free API usage.
He knows he has a unique model that he’s going to restrict access to.

Winston Smith
February 11, 2024 9:13 am

Cohenite:

Anything is possible including, if she was, the fact will be used to claim provocation and mitigation for the black shit who stabbed her.
Anyway my bet is the stabber will get less than 10 years. The other gang members maybe no time at all.
Any takers?

No. I think you’ve pretty much called it.

Eyrie
Eyrie
February 11, 2024 9:13 am

Passenger dies mid-flight after liters of ‘blood erupts from his mouth and nose’

American pal of mine died that way. Drowned in his own blood. Allegedly from too much alcohol over years. He never drank that much when I knew him and died 9 years after our last meeting.

Dot
Dot
February 11, 2024 9:14 am

The good news is the MSM whores are covering and running interference for Biden.

HE WILL BE THE CANDIDATE
WE WILL HAVE THE EBOLA-24 PANDEMIC
YOU WILL OBEY
YOU WILL VOTE BY MAIL IN BALLOT
YOU WILL EAT THE BUGS
YOU WILL BECOME TRANS AND FIGHT FOR ZELENSKY

I’m sure Americans can do the right thing mang.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 11, 2024 9:14 am

Vicki

Feb 11, 2024 8:31 AM

Reply button is a great idea. It certainly would enable you to scroll past the scraps.

Two things.
1. On a small screen with indented replies, it becomes squashed against the right margin and unreadable;
2. The sequential form has it’s advantages as it is less likely to miss something if you pick up where you left off and scroll through.

Dot
Dot
February 11, 2024 9:17 am

Serious question:

Besides hospital wukkas, who on earth is actually double vaxxed and quad boostered?

Does anyone know such a soyience experiment?

WolfmanOz
February 11, 2024 9:18 am

I was under the impression that Dover removed the up/down ticks was due to site performance not the gaming of them, or otherwise.

We have to remember that there’s a fair bit of time required to monitor/admin a blog like this which needs to occur day after day after day.

Although it’s not quite the same, I run a YouTube channel of some size now and the daily grind of keeping on top of it (including checking and moderating comments) is quite time consuming and frankly on some days you just need to take a break from it all.

I’m not an expert on the capabilities of WordPress but I would suggest to Dover, if he can be bothered, that he post a new thread on his thoughts on the site and what he can do (or not) as posting in the OT thread it would get lost.

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 11, 2024 9:18 am

Twitter says the Putin interview has had 184mill views.
I wonder what the all up tally will be by the end of the weekend.
I watched it via his website which was the first time I had been there.

Winston Smith
February 11, 2024 9:21 am

Rabz:

advocating for a lengthening of the LGBTQ acronym to include two-spirit individuals and others, by changing it to MMIWG2SLGBTQQIA+.

How about we just describe them as “The Terminally Confused.”

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 11, 2024 9:22 am

Pogria

Feb 11, 2024 9:01 AM

Jacksy and Rent Boy

Johnny and Lady-boy?

JC
JC
February 11, 2024 9:22 am

Dot

Me. I’ve had four shots. I didn’t have the fifth, when l went to the US back in Nov and ended up in bed for 8 days with COVID which I caught on the plane. Never travel again without being vaxxed up.

Eyrie
Eyrie
February 11, 2024 9:23 am

To see innocent critters enjoying themselves is a blast.

All of which are looking around thinking ” what is going to try to eat me next?” and then ” what can I eat next?”.
There are no rules.

Dot
Dot
February 11, 2024 9:23 am

MMIWG2SLGBTQQIA+.

Rookie numbers.

FWCAAAC MMIWG2SLGBTQQIAAMAPS+1000

Eyrie
Eyrie
February 11, 2024 9:25 am

Besides hospital wukkas, who on earth is actually double vaxxed and quad boostered?

Only the terminally stupid.

Boambee John
Boambee John
February 11, 2024 9:29 am

flyingduk

US Intelligence Officials Say Israel Not Close To Defeating Hamas

And “US intelligence officials” have such an exemplary record on the subject of counterinsurgency, going back as far as the 1950s?

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 11, 2024 9:29 am

Dunkley should be interesting. A 4% difference in polling is irrelevant at this point. Expect there will be plenty of “help” from the Liars media mates in the run up. Bit riding on this one.

Tom
Tom
February 11, 2024 9:30 am

Less of a joy are the raids of the crows and others on not only our small household vineyard, but on the grapevine on the pathway trellis from our gate to the house.

Vicki, crows are the CFMEU union thugs of the bird world.

PS: they’re also more cunning — far more magpies than crows wind up as road kill.

JC
JC
February 11, 2024 9:32 am

For those thinking Mike Obama is going to be the candidate. I listened to a podcast suggesting the chances of her running are absolutely zero. She hates politics and too lazy. If she was running, she would’ve begun to make noises by now like having “listening tours”.

It’s either Newsom or Phillips is my guess. Most likely Oldsom.

Zippster
Zippster
February 11, 2024 9:35 am

I like the now widely used description of AI being a great co-pilot for an already productive person/business.

co-pilot-> agent-> autonomous -> independent -> taxed -> voting rights

MatrixTransform
February 11, 2024 9:38 am

Observant readers will notice that the original comment has “JC” in capitals, a capital F in “Feds” and two capital “I”s.
So it seems the shift key is only recalcitrant at the start of sentences, but comes good mid-sentence.

oh Sherlock,

you really should not get into the bongs so early

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 11, 2024 9:38 am

The blue bloods and the blue risnses of the Cottesloe Lieboral party flex their muscle turfing out former Opposition leader (and possible cardboard cutout) David Honey from Emperor Barney’s old and unloseable seat ahead of the WA state election. Honey had the cut through of a blunt butter knife and would be no great loss, although you expect HQ might step in to keep him around.

shatterzzz
February 11, 2024 9:39 am

Besides hospital wukkas, who on earth is actually double vaxxed and quad boostered?

My middle daughter works in admin for an imaging company (in Victoria) and has no contact with the public but is required to be fully vaxxed as she is classified as “working in health care” …..

MatrixTransform
February 11, 2024 9:39 am

this should be fun

the truth versus the combined paranoia of meta-cat’s brightest minds

Black Ball
Black Ball
February 11, 2024 9:40 am

Good Lord. Herald Sun:

A plum new public sector role worth up to $533,000 a year has been handed to the bureaucrat who was in charge of Victoria’s dumped Commonwealth Games.

Jeroen Weimar, who shot to public prominence when he was made the state’s Covid-19 response commander in 2020, will now head the Government’s Housing Statement implementation group in the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

The Housing Statement is the Government’s most significant policy released this term and includes plans for 800,000 new homes to be built over a decade by streamlining planning and encouraging density in suburbs with good existing services.

In a letter to DPC staff, leaked to the Sunday Herald Sun, secretary Jeremi Moule said the six-month position was established for Mr Weimar after discussions with “key colleagues”.

“Having considered the necessary skills, experience, seniority and availability for the short term role, I am pleased to announce that Jeroen Weimar has agreed to take on the function,” Mr Moule wrote to colleagues.

“Jeroen is known to many people in DPC and across government and brings extensive experience in leading and delivering a range of complex projects.”

The Sunday Herald Sun asked the Allan Government how much Mr Weimar would be paid but did not get an answer; but was pointed to deputy secretary salary bands that can vary between $401,018 and $533,431.

This means an effective pay cut for the trusted bureaucrat, whose 2026 Games chief role commanded a salary of up to $620,000 a year.

Some public servants were surprised by the housing announcement; one questioned Mr Weimar’s experience in the sector and why no formal process advertised the role.

“It was the same for the Commonwealth Games role,” they said.

But a DPC spokesperson said the appointment “reinforces the Victorian Government’s commitment to boost housing supply and affordability in Victoria”.

“As an experienced senior executive leading complex projects, Mr Weimar will work across government to build on the important work already underway.”

Mr Weimar is viewed as a good communicator with a cool head by senior members of the government, including Premier Jacinta Allan.

He was brought in to lead the Covid-19 response in August, 2020, as the government grappled with testing and contact tracing problems and following the hotel quarantine disaster.

Ms Allan worked with Mr Weimar when he led Public Transport Victoria, as well as when she was Minister for Commonwealth Games Delivery.

Mr Weimar’s LinkedIn profile notes he set up the Games organising committee and built the “implementation plan and robust budget for the delivery of the 2026 Commonwealth Games”.

It says he later ensured the “swift and efficient close down of the organisation” when the government tore up its own contract with the Commonwealth Games Federation.

The decision, which former premier Daniel Andrews blamed on budget blowouts of up to $4bn, sparked an international furore last year and wasted up to $600m of taxpayer money.

The Saturday Herald Sun revealed that a scathing Auditor-General report into the debacle is set to be released soon and will take aim at poor planning and advice provided to the government.

Shadow minister for housing affordability Evan Mulholland said: “It says a lot about the judgment of Jacinta Allan that shehas turned to the bureaucrat who oversaw the world’s longest lockdowns and the $600 million Commonwealth Games debacle.

“His appointment to a $533,000 role is another example of giving a plum job for a Labor favourite.”

A parasite of the highest order.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
February 11, 2024 9:50 am

Disney is at it again.

Pirates Of The Caribbean fans threaten boycott over rumored Johnny Depp female replacement in Pirates 6: ‘If it ain’t Depp I ain’t watching.’ (10 Feb)

Disney is rumored to be replacing a beloved superstar actor with a strong girlboss lead to reboot a long-running franchise with the hopes of making it “more relevant” to modern audiences?

Hollywood Faces Existential Threat as Box Office Plunges to ‘Alarming Lows’ (10 Feb)

Outside of the COVID-era years, $513.6 million is the lowest showing for January in more than 25 years.

Weird how this happens.

MatrixTransform
February 11, 2024 9:52 am

You’ve noticed that too?

in the periods where people pretty much just ignore JC and sancho’s antagonistic gibber
the pair of them usually just escalate and the spread the gibber wider and more often

when somebody eventually responds
the crap starts again

have you noticed their idiotic constructions to flimsily justify their own idiocy?

apparently, I also masquerade as half a dozen other voices … no-cap, random-caps, time of day …. it’s all about pattern recognition
and JC is protecting Lizzie from hordes of vicious tick assassins
and don’t forget that ticks, both up and down, are mortal darts blown from the bushes by pygmies without opinions

it’s pretty retarded and dont mean that in my usual sense meaning ‘the opposite of progressive’
no. I mean there’s something tragically wrong in their heads

MatrixTransform
February 11, 2024 9:55 am

The sequential form has it’s advantages as it is less likely to miss something

missing you and JC is the whole idea Sherlock

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
February 11, 2024 10:03 am

Another classic from JC at 0145am. It isn’t me !

“Congratulations for dishonestly attributing conflict to me. Go back and see the pollution Wodney has deposited in the past few days. Have a look at trans comments and then look and see that driller started it all”.

It is mere coincidence that 80% of blog stoushes involve him. (Subject to fact checking as it might be 90%).

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 11, 2024 10:06 am

gibber

wanker

mong

wanker-mong

gibber

i am your god oracle

uptick me

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 11, 2024 10:10 am

Jews continue to pay price of cowardly double standards

This past week, NSW state Greens MP Jenny Leong showed that just when you think we’ve seen the worst of the Greens, they turn it up to 11. Picture: Supplied

By gemma tognini
Contributor
Updated 6:49AM February 11, 2024, First published at 12:00AM February 10, 2024
303 Comments

I finished a book last week that took me a lot longer to read than expected. A Brilliant Life is the story of a woman called Mira, who as a teenager, along with her family, was betrayed by neighbours and sent to Plaszow, a Nazi death camp in German-occupied Poland. Plaszow was little known to most until made famous as one of the settings of the movie Schindler’s List.

Mira’s father was shot dead in front of his family, in front of their home, as his wife and children were dragged away. Her mother was murdered the day they arrived at the camp, in one of the notorious Nazi “selections”.

Mira survived the Holocaust, against the most unbelievable odds. She married, moved to Melbourne, and raised a large and loving family. She and her husband grew a business that employed dozens of Australians from all backgrounds during its lifetime.

A Brilliant Life does indeed tell such a story because as much as it bears witness to the worst of humanity, it celebrates and honours the best. The many good people, who counted the cost of risking their own lives to save Mira’s, and did it anyway.

Why did it take me so long to read? It felt too close to home.

If, like me, you ever wondered how the Holocaust could have happened, then look no further than today. Look no further than Melbourne, where the Star of David is again being used to intimidate and threaten. Where Jewish business owners are arriving at work to find anti-Semitic graffiti strewn across doors and windows.

Look no further than Sydney, where the same extremist preachers, from their pulpits, call for Jews to be murdered. For the state of Israel to be wiped out, yes, from the river to the sea.

And this is all happening in an environment free of consequences. There’s been the odd stern motherhood statement that half-heartedly tut-tuts the culprits and says there’s no room for hate in Australia. Kind of like the parent who, not moving their gaze from the TV, tells their child not to annoy her brother.

Are we supposed to be reassured that those with the responsibility of curbing this cancer are capable, let alone interested? NSW police said nobody chanted “gas the Jews” when a feral mob swarmed the Opera House on the night of Monday, October 9, even though others claim to have heard it, and clearly. This mob was there celebrating Hamas and its orgy of rape, torture murder and violence. They set fire to the Israeli flag, set off flares and chanted “f..k the Jews” and “where’s the Jews?”. Clearly, they just wanted to catch up for a chat over a cleansing ale about the two-state solution.

It’s this bracket creep of normalisation. It’s the seeming unwillingness to draw a line in the sand and say, no.

This past week, NSW state Greens MP Jenny Leong showed that just when you think we’ve seen the worst of the Greens, a hapless mob of university-grade anarchists who never grew up, they turn it up to 11.

At a Palestinian Justice Movement event in December, Leong told the crowd the “Jewish lobby and the Zionist lobby” are infiltrating the community, that “their tentacles reach into the areas that try and influence power”. The whole speech is extraordinary and not in a good way. It is the language of days gone by. It’s now, thankfully, easy to find online and I urge you to watch for yourselves.

Leong has apologised. Sorry for what she said, or for being exposed? You decide. If a bottle of wine can rob a premier of his career, surely anti-Semitic speech should spell the end of a local MP. It’s the Greens, though, so no doubt she’ll be promoted.

Stop taking us for fools. Stop avoiding the hard decisions and conversations. It is beyond me to understand why the Prime Minister and the premiers have clothed themselves in reticence. Their words masquerade as strength, but carry no weight in a weakness that can only be linked to electoral concerns.

More broadly, the political left, tenured academics, union lackies and those leading this anti-Israel campaign seem afflicted with an obsession with the state of Israel. The kind described by American journalist Caroline Glick. Glick single-handedly, surgically and intellectually eviscerated the Danish ambassador in December when he suggested Europe should apply a double standard to Israel when judging its actions, compared with other Middle Eastern nations. The clip is easy enough to find. Watch it, it’s a tour de force.

The double standard she describes is what we are seeing in Australia. Let me prove it.

When 33-year-old Roya Heshmati was sentenced in Iran to 74 brutal lashes for a hijab violation, where were the protests and marches on parliament? Between December 22 and January 21, 90 people linked to last year’s freedom protests were executed by Tehran. Ninety people, mostly young. Hanged on cranes before baying crowds. Where are the Greens? Where are Unionists for Palestine? Where are the young, keffiyeh-wearing actors from the Sydney Theatre Company? The federal government said it was deeply concerned, flogging Tehran with a soggy tissue.

This obsession is almost like a person who can’t accept a relationship is over, in the sense that there is no counter to the truth that Israel, while imperfect like all democracies, has a parliament in which Jews and Arabs sit side by side. In Israel, Christians, Jews, Druze, Muslims, atheists, gay, straight, you name it, live in harmony. Their only common enemy is the one that wants to wipe them out. Let me put it bluntly: in the Middle East nobody is leaving Israel to claim asylum in Tehran, Gaza or Damascus.

Is it obsession or blind hatred? Or is one caused by the other.

How did the Holocaust happen? Good people stood by and did nothing. Said nothing. Weak leaders tried to bargain with evil and win. For a country that had zero problem locking us all up and controlling crowds during Covid, our leaders seem remarkably disinclined to deal with this pressing threat in a meaningful way. It’s time they did.

MatrixTransform
February 11, 2024 10:11 am

going to leave things as is this week to see how the site performs

as far as I can tell, the tick removal has made no difference to refresh time

I checked with dev tools in the browser and the last one took 50 seconds to get a reply from the server

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