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The Umbrellas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1866

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Mark Bolton
February 13, 2024 2:06 pm

So i throw it open ;

if Australian Soldiers arent following the “profession of arms” what are they supposed to be doing ?

Alamak!
February 13, 2024 2:12 pm

McCallum issues channel 10 & Lisa a warning, you are bordering on contempt.
Drumgold emails channel 10 (via his junior) under no circumstances will my office pursue you for contempt.

How is this not a plain & simple corruption of the judicial process if proven to be a verified action by DG/Jnr?

/IANAL

John H.
John H.
February 13, 2024 2:18 pm

flyingduk
Feb 13, 2024 1:55 PM
The Australian Defence Force is finding it difficult to keep recruitment happening. Would this possibly be because: (i)Feminisation (ii)Wokeyness Or (iii) the most reprehensible treatement of VC winner Ben Roberts-Smith?

I resigned in 2021 after 20 years of service and 7 OS deployments, my reasons?

1) The realisation, after becoming a 2nd class unvaxxed citizen, that my government an 90% of my fellow citizens were prepared to do that to me – Australia had changed and I was no longer a part of it
2) The realization that war is (largely) about profits for weapons makers, not freedom etc.

What happened to you is disgraceful. I recently enquired about doing some volunteering. They demand I get a booster. I had the 2 shots to maintain access to some facilities, when I contracted COVID I was sick for one day. Doesn’t matter, must have the shot. Nuts, lost a volunteer.

In the USA it has become ridiculous. They built 186 F22’s at 300 million plus per unit and the kill number is one balloon. The hypersonic missile they are\was trialling cost in excess of 100 million dollars each. The F35 has a readiness rate of 55%, mostly because of ongoing upgrades, currently Block 4. They already have prototype NGADs flying making both yesterday’s technology. The Gerald Ford carrier cost 13 billion and that’s just for the basic kit not all the required hardware and crew. They have so much munitions stored it justifies dropping 1 million plus cost bombs on towel heads in hiluxes and huts. They flew a BI Lancer 15 hours to the ME for a bombing sortie. A B1 Lancer costs ~60,000 per flight hour.

Dot
Dot
February 13, 2024 2:18 pm

Let’s read the WhatsApp chat logs, shall we?

Vicki
Vicki
February 13, 2024 2:19 pm

I resigned in 2021 after 20 years of service and 7 OS deployments

We are the poorer for your loss, Duk. Australia took a dive into darkness during the Covid years.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 13, 2024 2:21 pm

Thousands of complaints to ABC over Israel-Hamas bias
Sophie Elsworth
Sophie Elsworth

The ABC has received more than 3000 complaints since the Israel-Hamas war started on October 7 and a majority of grievances are about bias.

The ABC’s editorial director Gavin Fang – appearing before Senate Estimates on Tuesday – said the taxpayer-funded broadcaster had been flooded with complaints since the war began.

“About 58 per cent of those complaints have been largely about impartiality and bias … those complaints have alleged that we have been pro-Israeli or anti-Palestinian and about 41 to 42 per cent have been running the other way.

“This is a really complex story, a very fast moving story so we are always trying to meet our editorial policies.

“We’re always looking to update stories and fix stores where we get things where we don’t come up to the mark straight away

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
February 13, 2024 2:22 pm

JC has no problem with ticking. However if you downtick him you are cheating the process.

Classic JC. If you believe he had no problem with the ticking then I have a bridge to sell you.

“I’ve maintained I had zero problem with ticking. The problem was that low quality commenters like yourself were cheating the process”

Mark Bolton
February 13, 2024 2:24 pm

Blokes I worked with, blokes I loved hated killing people, it was something they had to do and they took no joy in having to do so. They were far from naughty little boy scouts.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
February 13, 2024 2:25 pm

Was at a friend’s place the other day and his infantry son dropped in.

Says his battalion, based in Brisbane, only has one Bushmaster because of the ones given to Ukraine. I have no idea how many they should have.

Zafiro
Zafiro
February 13, 2024 2:27 pm

Slobodan Milosevic was thrown under a very big bus. He was cool and fully onto shit.
Globalist demons couldn’t have blokes like him in the way. Sickens me. I;m glad I an 55 and not 25.

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 13, 2024 2:30 pm

But the data tells quite a different story. Poverty, even extreme poverty, is surmountable. What is nearly impossible to overcome is the instability—the psychological havoc—created by broken homes. Especially for boys.

Indolent
Indolent
February 13, 2024 2:30 pm
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 13, 2024 2:40 pm

Bern earlier:-

McCallum issues channel 10 & Lisa a warning, you are bordering on contempt.
Drumgold emails channel 10 (via his junior) under no circumstances will my office pursue you for contempt.

Slippery prick.
But the moron doesn’t understand the law.
McCallum could have hauled their arses into court on a contempt charge herself.
What does the senior law officer then do?
Switch bar tables?
Excuse himself?

Mark Bolton
February 13, 2024 2:40 pm

@Bespoke
Feb 13, 2024 2:30 PM
yes that too !!! they got shat out onto this spinning ball of dirt … wasted resource .. for themselves as well as Us.

Indolent
Indolent
February 13, 2024 2:41 pm
feelthebern
feelthebern
February 13, 2024 2:43 pm

This channel 10 lawyer…oh boy.
You said you didn’t receive the updated speech.
Correct.
But here it is in email.
Correct.
But you didn’t receive it?
I didn’t physically receive it.

Oh FFS.
Channel 10 is going to lose this case.
And Lisa has played this superbly (financially not morally).

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 13, 2024 2:49 pm

If you want to see a lawyers career go down in flames, tune into the cross claim hearing.
Lying through one’s teeth, great for your career.
Getting filleted in court, not so great.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 13, 2024 2:50 pm

Lisa Wilkinson (without a hint of irony):-
“I was misrepresented and stitched up by the media”.

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 13, 2024 2:51 pm

Lisa : we really screwed up but you should see the morons we can dump this on at Channel 10.
Lawyer : ching ching (as Channel 10 will pick up costs).

JC
JC
February 13, 2024 2:52 pm

Bourne1879
Feb 13, 2024 2:25 PM

JC has no problem with ticking. However if you downtick him you are cheating the process.

No, that’s just you being a dishonest low quality commenter. I never said any thing of the sort, you lying little prick.

I said, I have zero issue with ticks whether their upwards of down. I’ve always maintained that low quality commenters such as yourself are cheating. That is, creating multiple ticks either to yourself, perceived allies, or down against the person you dislike regardless of a comment.

Classic JC. If you believe he had no problem with the ticking then I have a bridge to sell you.

Rooster is not even a good liar.

Even the blog owner mentioned he strongly suspected there was cheating going on. Interestingly, the rooster chooses to ignore cheating and pretends I’m against regular honest ticks. I wonder why?

Low quality commenter and a fundamentally lousy liar. That’s the Rooster for you.

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 13, 2024 2:53 pm

Why did Lehrmann’s lawyers drop the malice aspect of their case?
The longer it goes on, the clearer malice is/was.
That’s where you make major bank in defamation cases.

JMH
JMH
February 13, 2024 2:53 pm

I wonder if this 10 lawyer is a diversity hire, possibly?

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 13, 2024 2:54 pm

This channel 10 lawyer is married (she has a wedding ring).
I pity the poor fool who has to argue with this one about taking out the garbage.
Or why the tank is empty.

Mark Bolton
February 13, 2024 2:59 pm

That you people persist in watching Chanell what ever even if it only gives you reason to bitch and complain. Hows about you dont…

Just dont.

Dot
Dot
February 13, 2024 3:00 pm

Slobodan Milosevic was thrown under a very big bus. He was cool and fully onto shit.

No.

I don’t have to have sympathy for him because al Qaida had links to Kosovo; Young, NSW had links to ISIS.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
February 13, 2024 3:00 pm

Jeebus darl, stop digging the hole deeper.

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 13, 2024 3:01 pm

Fight fight fight.

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 13, 2024 3:02 pm

When did “I don’t accept that” become the “right” answer re the sky being blue.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 13, 2024 3:02 pm

Bern.
It all becomes clear now.
There must have been more to this, otherwise Lee would have just retired to his study and red-penned their homework.
Lisa says “I had opinion on speech”.
Lawyer says “Didn’t see speech”.
The weak link here is that Cane Toad got a “Speech all good” message from an EP who supposedly spoke to lawyer.
Sloppy.
I would insist on the speech coming back to me attached to an email with a clear “The attached is approved for publication. Note removal of date in para 3”.

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 13, 2024 3:04 pm

Based on Lee’s previous behaviour he lets this shit go on for a bit, then he jumps in, asks questions directly of the witness & then it’s done.
Can we get to that already ?

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 13, 2024 3:06 pm

Looking forward to Janets column in the Oz tomorrow.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
February 13, 2024 3:08 pm

This Ch10 lawyer – is her surname Kerrigan? First name Dale?

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 13, 2024 3:11 pm
feelthebern
feelthebern
February 13, 2024 3:14 pm

CBS/Paramount are coming off the highest, longest rating Super Bowl in history (thanks Swiftys).
They need to take some of that SB money & cover the Channel 10’s subsidiaries balls up.

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 13, 2024 3:19 pm

In house counsel not taking file notes ?
All.
Credibility.
Gone.

alwaysright
alwaysright
February 13, 2024 3:21 pm

Bourne1879
Feb 13, 2024 2:22 PM

a big tick for you

Winston Smith
February 13, 2024 3:21 pm

Muddy from the last OF:

What did seem strange to me on first viewing was that despite their advanced technology (space travel), humanity was still utilising kinetic weapons for their infantry. There were also no supporting arms/weapons to be seen, apart from the small nuclear bunker-buster RPGs.

For all round utility, nothing beats a bullet for short range fighting.
Lasers – especially at night, point directly back at the firer – even during the day, and they dissipate over long range. They are energy intensive. A bullet can sit for a year and still be usable.
What we’re seeing now with battery based electrical weaponry is that the battery capable of storing enough energy for sustained fire is a potential bomb among our own troops.
It’s one of the reasons we don’t mix reactive armour on our tanks with supporting infantry.

Figures
Figures
February 13, 2024 3:22 pm

Looking forward to Janets column in the Oz tomorrow.

I wish she had written about Kurtley Beale. One can only hope that, going forward, it is impossible to find 12 people in any jurisdiction willing to believe any woman in a he said she said case. In the meantime, we need to start throwing prosecutors in jail for taking on evidence free cases.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
February 13, 2024 3:27 pm

Lisa : we really screwed up but you should see the morons we can dump this on at Channel 10.
Lawyer : ching ching (as Channel 10 will pick up costs).

How did Lisa know the legal advice processes were shit?

Because they were always sloppy and shithouse.

The lawyerette is not covering herself in glory.

Winston Smith
February 13, 2024 3:27 pm

From the Olde Fredde:
H B Bear

Feb 12, 2024 10:10 PM
Having a kid is a vote for the future. No wonder there’s a few issues.

Brainwash kids into thinking the world will end in a few years, and when they grow up they decide not to have kids.
Was this thought out or an unplanned side effect?

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
February 13, 2024 3:34 pm

Bespoke.

Very naughty (but I like you).

P.S. I’ve just forwarded it on to my Broadcast Engineer son and my bespoke car-builder son.

RuthM
RuthM
February 13, 2024 3:36 pm

Lehrman case – fascinating watching!

Lady in the ill fitting white jacket (why white?) seems very composed as her high flying legal career is dissolving around her.

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 13, 2024 3:40 pm

Channel 10 lawyer starts explaining privilege to Michael Lee….
I’m well aware of how legal privilege works.

Many many lols

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 13, 2024 3:40 pm

Anyone how can sell back the government a piece of paper it supplied for $300 million is not without talent.

During WA Inc that was BAU.

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 13, 2024 3:41 pm

WA taxpayers picked up the tab a few years later (as usual).

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 13, 2024 3:44 pm

Which trial ?
FFS Channel 10 lawyer.
The one you’ve been asked about for the last 90mins.

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 13, 2024 3:45 pm

How long can this go on?
Put a fork in her.

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 13, 2024 3:50 pm

What’s a slap down.
Legal bloodsport.

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 13, 2024 3:51 pm

What a slap down.
Not what’s.

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 13, 2024 3:54 pm

Who needs MAFS when you’ve got court? The best reality TV if you get a good steer on which courtroom to go to.

Morsie
Morsie
February 13, 2024 3:56 pm

Had friends over for lunch.Usual crap, ” I hate what the Liberals have become so right wing blah blah blah”
Me – How have they become right wing? Environment , immigration blah blah .
FMD no wonder the Greens and teals cash in.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 13, 2024 3:56 pm

Jacinta Price calls for NT Attorney-General to resign following alcohol conflict of interest
On Tuesday, federal Senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price called on Deputy chief minister Chansey Paech to resign, calling his actions “sickening.”

By liam mendes
Reporter
3:18PM February 13, 2024
3 Comments

There are calls for the Northern Territory Attorney-General to resign after it was revealed he purchased shares in a wholesale company that supplies alcohol to bottle shops in the NT, just months before his Labor government failed to renew Intervention-era grog bans on remote communities in 2022.

The end of the bans has seen a huge increase in domestic violence and alcohol fuelled assaults in the Territory.

Deputy chief minister Chansey Paech purchased an unknown number of shares in the ASX-listed company Metcash in May 2022, according to parliamentary disclosure records obtained by the NT independent, before divesting them in December 2023 – just two days after then chief minister Natasha Fyles was forced to resign over undisclosed shares in a mining company.

Paech, a firm critic of the 2007 Intervention policy which included the banning of alcohol, pornography and limited welfare payments, was a supporter of legislation passed by the NT government in 2022 which gave communities the option to introduce alcohol for the first time in 15 years.

According to the NT independent, Metcash is registered as a liquor wholesaler with the NT Government and supplies takeaway alcohol, as well as groceries to IGA stores in Alice Springs, Darwin and remote communities. A subsidiary also supplies alcohol to takeaway alcohol stores Thirsty Camel, Cellarbrations and Bottle-O stores in the NT and across the country.

At the time of purchase, Paech – who holds no legal qualifications – was the Minister of Indigenous Essential Services and Minister for Remote Housing and Town Camps. The? NT Cabinet code of conduct forbids ministers from holding shares in any company “that may create a conflict of interest as a result of their portfolio responsibilities”.

Winston Smith
February 13, 2024 3:59 pm

Indolent:
Re the Green Great Reset:
Did you know that “Reset” has a legal definition?

A quick definition of reset:
Firstly, it is the act of knowingly receiving stolen goods. This means that if someone buys or accepts something that they know has been stolen, they are committing reset. Secondly, it can refer to the archaic practice of harboring or sheltering a criminal or outlaw.

They’re laughing in our faces
You will own nothing. Because they intend stealing it from you.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
February 13, 2024 4:03 pm

A text case for trial law students of how to fillet a witness.

Paramount execs will now be worrying about damages in addition to Hanky Head’s missus costs.

Dot
Dot
February 13, 2024 4:03 pm

Hmm

Cast your minds back

https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/courts-law/network-10-lawyer-rejects-top-prosecutors-major-claim-on-lisa-wilkinsons-logies-speech/news-story/ed3eab452160e3db33867b47b62252f3

A lawyer for Network 10 has rejected claims she had a muted conversation with Lisa Wilkinson about her Logies speech during a meeting with the ACT’s top prosecutor.

Director of Public Prosecutions Shane Drumgold SC has claimed after he stopped Wilkinson from reading out her pre-prepared Logies speech, and warned her about the risk of publicity, the pair had a private conversation.

Mr Drumgold said he was of the understanding her lawyer would also advise her about the risks involved with making such a speech.

He told the inquiry he was “100 per confident that when the microphone went on mute that her lawyer was giving her advice”.

I wonder how much of this has been confirmed or denied today. 😉

In a written statement to the inquiry, Wilkinson insisted she had not been warned.

Well, if it is like adding equal parts of acid and an alkali, I guess it cancels out…

What happens if you lie at one of these inquiries?

RuthM
RuthM
February 13, 2024 4:06 pm

“…and a desire to assist Ms Higgins” what???

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 13, 2024 4:06 pm

Love to know what the US is making of this Ch 10 circus.

Zafiro
Zafiro
February 13, 2024 4:07 pm

No.

I don’t have to have sympathy for him because al Qaida had links to Kosovo; Young, NSW had links to ISIS.

Hard Kool Aid there cobber

JC
JC
February 13, 2024 4:10 pm

Jeez Louise.

Get a load of the line too.

2023 ILLEGAL MIGRATION GROWS 10X IN SEVEN YEARS

2024 SO FAR: 988,819
2023: 3,201,144
2022: 2,766,582
2021: 1,956,519
2020: 405,036
2019: 859,501
2018: 404,142
2017: 310,531

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
February 13, 2024 4:11 pm

And Justice Lee steps in and gets to the point. Give up girl.

Zafiro
Zafiro
February 13, 2024 4:12 pm

Had friends over for lunch.Usual crap,

Friends are the worst.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
February 13, 2024 4:14 pm

Seriously JC you need to get over yourself. The two people who seem most concerned about ticking are you and Sancho. You have both clearly looked into the mechanics of how “gaming” them can be done.

Now you are basically lying to say I have engaged in multiple upticking. Of course such an allegation fits in with your mantra that most downticks relevant to you can’t possibly be genuine. You simply don’t comprehend how many on this blog think you are a total ahole. Check your “stoush list” as it is very long.

However don’t flatter yourself that I would bother to work out how it is done. When Sancho went into it my reaction was what moron would take it to that length or even try to work out how it is done.

As I have indicated I would rather downtick you than engage daily when you are being your usual dickhead self. I suspect many others feel the same.

When you refer to me as a low quality commentator I guess that makes you high quality. Just laughable. You are a blog legend in your own mind. Seek therapy and get some meds as the condition is not improving.

“I’ve always maintained that low quality commenters such as yourself are cheating. That is, creating multiple ticks either to yourself, perceived allies, or down against the person you dislike regardless of a comment”

Winston Smith
February 13, 2024 4:21 pm

Dot

Feb 13, 2024 10:19 AM
Tell me what I can and cannot put in my kid’s/nephew’s lunch box?

The last time I did that, I had a copper turn up at my place ‘investigating’ my threatening behaviour to a nasty bitch of a teacher, who invented a complete conversation – and a witness.
All over a slice of cake that was confiscated by her!

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 13, 2024 4:21 pm

Lehrmann v Network Ten &

And refarding this afternoon’s proceedings –

It’s Ch10’s Executive Management that needed to make the admission and statement about Wilkinson. They are the one’s responsible for running the show (or shit show in their case).

Get them in the Dock and grill them.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 13, 2024 4:23 pm

‘regarding’, I mean.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
February 13, 2024 4:24 pm

For Australia’s leading MAFS blogue.
In breaking MAFS news you all need to know..

If one of the contestants says “I getting pissed later on tonight” be careful.
Be even more concerned if they say they are getting shitfaced.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-13076775/MAFS-Jack-Dunkley-Tori-Adams-PDA.html

Dot
Dot
February 13, 2024 4:25 pm

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Winston Smith
Feb 13, 2024 4:21 PM

Dot

Feb 13, 2024 10:19 AM
Tell me what I can and cannot put in my kid’s/nephew’s lunch box?

The last time I did that, I had a copper turn up at my place ‘investigating’ my threatening behaviour to a nasty bitch of a teacher, who invented a complete conversation – and a witness.
All over a slice of cake that was confiscated by her!

WTF!

Some people in this country are effed in the head. Makes the contretemps here look very pointless (which it is).

Her punishment is that she has to live with her own stupidity.

Zafiro
Zafiro
February 13, 2024 4:26 pm

Kosovo was a ‘county’ of Serbia. Shit Muesli Albanians invaded over time and took it over. Globalists said they could keep it. Some research in to that is required. Was kind of kickstart to all the present day bollocks.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 13, 2024 4:27 pm

Bourne1879
Feb 13, 2024 4:14 PM

200 million Up Thumbs.

JC
JC
February 13, 2024 4:30 pm

FMD. Rooster Must I get over myself? Since the site owner’s announcement last week, you have been harassing the site with multiple versions of this gibberish and garbage. I’ve just made an effort to address your crappy, foolish, and deceptive remarks, but I’m the one who has to grow up? You are an absolute fruitcake.

I’m not lying when I claim that you have been cheating; your dishonest harassment of the site is a clear indication of your true intentions. Let’s assume, however, that you haven’t (which I doubt). Assuming you haven’t cheated, you appear more than willing to provide other low-wattage nobodies the option to do so if it allows you a safe space.

Really, figure out how to cite and link, before you dribble on. Send 350 emails a day to the site owner, expressing your anger and frustration. You are incredibly boring, unpleasant, and draining. You drain the site of any energy. An energy sink in human form.

JMH
JMH
February 13, 2024 4:31 pm

Bourne1879
Feb 13, 2024 4:14 PM

+++++++++++’s

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
February 13, 2024 4:31 pm

It’s a rum old world when a teacher regards a slice of cake as a deadly danger. How did we get to this weird place?

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
February 13, 2024 4:32 pm

Bloody hell this girl is doing the biggest Dale Kerrigan ever!

Justice steps in again.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
February 13, 2024 4:32 pm
Winston Smith
February 13, 2024 4:33 pm

Tom
Feb 13, 2024 11:47 AM

The corporates who run Australian business are so dumb they don’t understand the woke rubbish they’re being fed has a single purpose: to destroy the free market and replace it with a fascist system where socialist governments direct the economy and corporates do as they’re told.

They all want to be the fat Party representative in the movie about Chernobyl.

JC
JC
February 13, 2024 4:34 pm

Another objective well thought out comment by another of the site’s low energy, low wattage, low quality commenters. Take a bow, Woddenhead.

JC
JC
February 13, 2024 4:36 pm

The Mallee rat too. It’s usually around this time, when it’s tanked up and ready for another one of her demonic outbursts.

Tom
Tom
February 13, 2024 4:39 pm

Sky News is reporting 150,000 Victorian homes are experiencing blackouts as AEMO orders power-shedding with demand for air-conditioning soaring on the hottest day of the summer. The problem was triggered when Gippsland’s Loy Yang power plant went offline.

Australia’s hippie power grid in action.

Dot
Dot
February 13, 2024 4:41 pm
Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 13, 2024 4:41 pm

JC
Feb 13, 2024 4:34 PM

Get back to the Fat Pizza Bar & Grill you fat faced short arse Sictorian Pompous Wind Bag.

200 million Down Thumbs for you.

Zafiro
Zafiro
February 13, 2024 4:44 pm

Devon and tomato sauce sangas were the best. Would be kyboshed.

Old Cat Stevens song “Where do the children play” should be re done as “What do the children eat”

JC
JC
February 13, 2024 4:47 pm

Okay, thanks woddenhead and I bet you’ve tried to reach 200 million until you realized it would take you 3 months to hit the goal, you innumerate imbecile.

Is there any news, you morons can focus on instead of this back and forth gibberish.? Anything?

Let’s try this. Woddenhead, Rooster, Crazy Karen, what do you think of the fact that if the current rate continues the US will be absorbing near enough to 9 million illegals this year?

Dot
Dot
February 13, 2024 4:48 pm

Devon and tomato sauce sangas were the best.

…and Milosevic!

No real person can believe this torrent of insanity.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
February 13, 2024 4:48 pm

200 million Down Thumbs for you.

That’s a bit many Johnny – be fair.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
February 13, 2024 4:51 pm

JC, don’t force the rest of the Blog users into constant scrolling again.

RSI and all that.

Kneel
Kneel
February 13, 2024 4:52 pm

“An essential part of the new totalitarianism is the enforced belief that the internet was never invented and that the ABC, for example, is the only official source of information.”

But, but, but….
ABC, BBC, CBC, MSNBC, CNN et al ad nauseum, aren’t they all part of the “Trusted News Initiative”?
It’s in the name see – Trusted! Must be true. As Homer Simpson says “TV wouldn’t lie!”

How can you doubt that Biden is THE MAN? Badacaff care! Truindashadapresha! Well, anyway…

How can you doubt that we must undo more than a century of industrial progress in less than 10 years or we’re all dead? Experts tell us – experts I say! They’ve been telling us for 30 years that we only have 10 years or it’ll be too late, why do you doubt it?
Do you want to kill Grandma, you monster? Won’t you think of the children?
Just live in the pod, eat the bugs and get your Neuralink implant – we’ll take care of the thinking and stuff for you, OK? We’re much smarter than youse.

alwaysright
alwaysright
February 13, 2024 4:52 pm

Bourne1879
Feb 13, 2024 4:14 PM

+++++++++++’s

ditto

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 13, 2024 4:52 pm

And it’s over for the day.
10:15 tomorrow.
She’s coming back…unless she calls in sick.

No love lost between Wilkinson’s cross claim lawyer and channel 10.
And Sue alphabet was there for most the day too….thats about 50k all up for Lisa for today.
Which ten will end up paying.

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 13, 2024 4:54 pm

Two SCs.
Two lawyers assisting those.
Plus solicitors assisting those.
Plus one junior that Lisa was whispering too.
$$$

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 13, 2024 4:54 pm

A group is now working on a new documentary about the protest titled Where’s the Jews, containing never before seen footage from October 9th. And as you can see from the preview, the Mashni is set to hit the fan, with clear evidence the antisemitism and terror support on display was not confined to just “10 or 15 people”, and that this protest was less about showing “support for Palestine” than showing hatred for Jews and support for the destruction of the Jewish state:

alwaysright
alwaysright
February 13, 2024 4:55 pm

RSI and all that.

Yeah. I want a million dollars and a lifetime supply of popcorn

JC
JC
February 13, 2024 4:57 pm

Keep dreaming about winning the lottery, never-right. It’s the closest you’ll ever get to a mill, by the sounds of things.

alwaysright
alwaysright
February 13, 2024 4:59 pm

A million dollars was good enough for Dr. Evil.

JC
JC
February 13, 2024 5:05 pm

Yeah, reminds me of Mini-Me when he was holding the world to ransom and wanted a whole all of …. ~$5 million dollars payment. Keep aiming high there Chubby Cheeks.

Dot
Dot
February 13, 2024 5:08 pm

Jacquie Kennedy Onassis was not permitted to directly inherit from her deceased second husband, but she did make off with 26 mn, a Yacht and part of an island.

26 mn USD in 1975 is like 170 mn AUD now.

She was not cast aside and left to beg. Her father was a stockbroker and she received 200k p.a. (in 1963/64 US dollars!, or 18.7 mn AUD p.a now!), from a Kennedy family trust after Kennedy was assassinated; on remarriage this was transferred to her children.

Vicki
Vicki
February 13, 2024 5:08 pm

ABC, BBC, CBC, MSNBC, CNN et al ad nauseum, aren’t they all part of the “Trusted News Initiative”?

As someone who is an obsessive researcher and critical of source material, I say thank God for the internet. Yes – there is any amount of rubbish, but there is also access to contrary opinion from all sources. As long as you understand the process of critical thinking, it is a cornucopia of information. And this is why the “Trusted News Initiative” operatives hate it with a passion.

Long live the internet.

John H.
John H.
February 13, 2024 5:13 pm

dover0beach Avatar
dover0beach
Feb 13, 2024 4:54 PM
While history will be the judge of Putin’s decision to finally end NATO ambitions in Ukraine, I think on balance Russia’s strategic situation will be better for it than if it had not acted. And every NATO decision subsequently has only confirmed that conclusion.

NATO extended to Finland and probably Sweden.
Germany on a huge military spend.
Poland on a bigger military spend.
NATO will soon more prepared for Russian aggression than in the last 20 years.
Russia has lost too many officers.
Russia sucked into an attrition strategy that has cost them too many personnel and hardware.
Russia still not producing the Armata and SU 57s in quantities to make a difference.
Russia has lost a very expensive command aircraft and AWACs aircraft.
Russia’s Black Sea fleet has fled into safe harbor.
Russia’s military has become a laughing stock.
Russia won’t even commit the SU 57 to obtain air superiority. That really sucks. What’s the point of your best fighter being incapable of entering enemy air space?

JC
JC
February 13, 2024 5:14 pm

Vicki
Feb 13, 2024 5:08 PM

ABC, BBC, CBC, MSNBC, CNN et al ad nauseum, aren’t they all part of the “Trusted News Initiative”?

And CBS, which a few days ago suggested climate change causes polluted air by citing the Canadian forest fires causing terrible air quality along the US North East. They neglected to mention that someone is up on serious charges for lighting the fires that caused the massive burn.

Trusted.

Gilas
Gilas
February 13, 2024 5:16 pm

Well.. well.. well..
Today’s FCA proceedings have just ended.
Bunyons did all right, throwing Ch 10 in the sewer, where they both belong.

Mr Dick (?) SC for 10, didn’t really lay a glove on the Mosman legend.
The reasons 10 didn’t want to publicise their in-house “advice” to a mere employee are now fully clear.
But the best bit was yet to come.

After a brutal afternoon’s cross-examination by Mr Elliott SC, acting for Bunyons, as well as some precise skewering of her carotids by Lee, Tisha Smithie, the Ch 10 lawyer who allegedly advised Bunyons into the deep excrement pool will be immensely lucky to just retain her practicing licence.
In fact, she’ll will be lucky to avoid having to repay Ch 10’s wages for the last couple of years.
An appearance in front of the Law Society as sure as the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics.
The blood is probably flowing down Phillip St as we speak.
One might feel sorry for her. But then.. she’s a lawyer.
All is well, after all.

Alamak!
February 13, 2024 5:28 pm

I think on balance Russia’s strategic situation will be better for it than if it had not acted. And every NATO decision subsequently has only confirmed that conclusion.

I’d hate to see how it would go for Russia if they made a “bad” decision.

Putin is a regular order tyrant with 200B in his back pocket and the blood of vestal virgins to perk up his mojo. He will keep going until Russia is completely destroyed. Possibly thats a russian version of what great nationalistic leaders look like, myself I’d prefer someone like Howard who looked and acted like a suburban accountant.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
February 13, 2024 5:28 pm

He says he is not lying and then we have assume you have not cheated.

Which is it ?

He works on the basis the more you repeat a lie the truer it makes it.

Just a pathetic piece of work who spends most of his time here thinking of excuses to get into stoushes with as many as possible.

Let’s be clear about my true intentions. It is to call him out and make him look like a moron whenever I feel the inclination.

“I’m not lying when I claim that you have been cheating; your dishonest harassment of the site is a clear indication of your true intentions. Let’s assume, however, that you haven’t (which I doubt). Assuming you haven’t cheated”.

Pogria
Pogria
February 13, 2024 5:32 pm

Our moronic and evil overlords believe they can control the weather.
This excellent photo places their stupidity on show. Look carefully in the bottom right hand corner.

Hugh
Hugh
February 13, 2024 5:37 pm

Putin is a regular order tyrant with 200B in his back pocket and the blood of vestal virgins to perk up his mojo. He will keep going until Russia is completely destroyed. Possibly thats a russian version of what great nationalistic leaders look like, myself I’d prefer someone like Howard who looked and acted like a suburban accountant.

None of the above for me, thanks.

JC
JC
February 13, 2024 5:39 pm

Which is it ?

I would attach the following probability

90% cheating. 10% not.

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 13, 2024 5:40 pm

Very large flock of chickens coming home to roost in Victoriastan. IT’S HAPPENING as they say.

JMH
JMH
February 13, 2024 5:41 pm

Bourne1879
Feb 13, 2024 5:28 PM

Spot on again. It lies. It makes outrageous statements about those it dislikes. Repeats its slander ad nauseam. As I’ve said, as well as others many a time, it needs to seek professional assistance to help it deal with its obsessions. It is mentally unwell and unhinged.

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 13, 2024 5:42 pm

The last one out of Disasterstan doesn’t even need to bother to turn off the lights.

JMH
JMH
February 13, 2024 5:45 pm

H B Bear
Feb 13, 2024 5:40 PM

Very large flock of chickens coming home to roost in Victoriastan. IT’S HAPPENING as they say.

Do you mean the 100,000 premises that are without electricity? 🙂

JMH
JMH
February 13, 2024 5:46 pm

OK – got it, Bear.

JC
JC
February 13, 2024 5:47 pm

JMH
Feb 13, 2024 5:41 PM

Bourne1879
Feb 13, 2024 5:28 PM

Spot on again. It lies. It makes outrageous statements about those it dislikes. Repeats its slander ad nauseam. As I’ve said, as well as others many a time, it needs to seek professional assistance to help it deal with its obsessions. It is mentally unwell and unhinged.

Tank’s full.

Winston Smith
February 13, 2024 5:48 pm

A couple of interesting comments I found yesterday:
Note the dates…

Here.

And here.

JMH
JMH
February 13, 2024 6:00 pm

Bugger. Just heard it’s 500,000 with no power.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
February 13, 2024 6:04 pm

Has Chris Bowen congratulated Victorians yet for cutting down their emissions?

Any Teal or Green MP’s claimed credit?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
February 13, 2024 6:05 pm

Lucky the left are compassionate, fact based people who dont engage in racist dogwhistling and dont say disgusting things.

Be a shame if the legal association in his state was to receive a complaint.. truly tragic.

Adam Houda
@LawyerAdamHouda
Like an obedient lapdog, PM
@AlboMP
quick to cater for zionist concerns. Meanwhile, terrorist state of israel is bombing & slaughtering civilians in areas they themselves designated ‘safe-zones’ & not a word of condemnation from our Gvt.

hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue.
Lawyer Adam Houda Threatens to Sue Sky News Australia For Calling Him a “Jew Hater”

Dot
Dot
February 13, 2024 6:10 pm

Why have terrorists when we have the green left at home sabotaging infrastructure for our own good?

Indolent
Indolent
February 13, 2024 6:11 pm
Tom
Tom
February 13, 2024 6:12 pm

Bugger. Just heard it’s 500,000 with no power.

Yep — that’s what Sky News is now reporting.

The Albanese regime’s response? A big get stuffed to the two-thirds of Australia who voted against the Voice last year, with a renewed effort today to legislate it.

You insubordinate plebs. You will get what we give you. Up yours, Australia. Suffer in your unairconditioned jocks.

John H.
John H.
February 13, 2024 6:12 pm

dover0beach
Feb 13, 2024 5:56 PM
NATO is looking as good as monty after a bag of donuts at the minute. And given what I’m hearing from pro-Ukraine channels over the last few weeks, very few, if any, are laughing at the Russian military. Cursing, yes.

Yet Ukraine, with 10% the military capacity of Russia, remains. Even its pitiful air force of outdated Mig 29’s and Su 27’s remain operational. Remarkably just a few pieces of modern NATO equipment has set Russia back on its heels.

Winston Smith
February 13, 2024 6:13 pm

I don’t find anything about the blackouts in Victoria – is the media just ignoring it?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
February 13, 2024 6:16 pm

Dot is quiet today..

Hes trying to work out if tracking down this young lass falls foul of the proposed ‘doxxing” laws.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GGIic6NXgAA-beV?format=jpg&name=small

Wife her dot, wife her hard.

Dot
Dot
February 13, 2024 6:21 pm

I prefer glowies like Lujan.

I know she’s a psyop. But dayum.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
February 13, 2024 6:27 pm

Bugger. Just heard it’s 500,000 with no power.

Well, they won’t be charged for the electricity during the time it is down so it 3evens out and they can have no reason to complain!

And even more, if the electricity comes from the private sector, which as Numbers used to point out the cost of which contained profit being stolen from consumers, people are coming out ahead because part of the money they are not being charged is for electricity they don’t get, but they are also not being robbed by running-dog capitalist swine!

A political masterstroke!

dopey
dopey
February 13, 2024 6:27 pm

Dot is quiet today….he’s looking for the proof in the pudding.

Rosie
Rosie
February 13, 2024 6:30 pm

Why don’t you google ‘Melbourne blackout’

Alamak!
February 13, 2024 6:30 pm
Rosie
Rosie
February 13, 2024 6:32 pm

One of many articles, the aged.
price soared to $16,000

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
February 13, 2024 6:32 pm

LOL, Dover, you’ve been sucked in by propaganda again.

You do realize that Monty is actually quite svelte?

He’s been playing a game with certain Cats for a long long while. I’ve not said anything hitherto, as it’s been a fine joke.

You probably can find a Monty selfie on his Twitter feed. A while since I’ve checked but I can attest he’s not what he likes people to believe. And his kids are cute.

On the other hand you might be right about NATO. 😀

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
February 13, 2024 6:36 pm

I know for a fact JC puts pineapple on his pizza.

Italian restaurants refuse to serve him because he also wants pineapple on his fettucini.

The mafia had no choice but to disown him due to the shame. Combined with him wearing tassled loafers it was all too much.

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 13, 2024 6:40 pm

And I thought we are years away from being a basket case like South Africa.

Came across two new builds last week that had the copper striped.

Alamak!
February 13, 2024 6:45 pm

I know for a fact JC puts pineapple on his pizza.

Worse, he is said to drink cappuccino after lunch on regular basis.

Despicable stuff if true.

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 13, 2024 6:50 pm

It’s not pizza without pineapple.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 13, 2024 6:51 pm

Inside Israel’s hostage rescue: ‘Diamonds are in our hands’

An elite team stormed into the second floor of a building as airstrikes rained down on the border city of Rafah.
By Chao Deng

Reuters02:41
From The Wall Street Journal
February 13, 2024
6 minute read
40

Palestinians in the city of Rafah, on the Gaza Strip’s border with Egypt, awoke Monday to the sound of explosions. It was 1:50 a.m., but it looked like daytime outside.

“I never witnessed such a violent night since the war began,” said Hanan Abdulkarim, who said her window was flashing white when she and her 6-year-old son woke up. “I was 100% sure we were going to die at that moment.”

Minutes earlier, an elite Israeli team of counterterrorism police and intelligence agents had used explosives to break through a blast door and rush into the second floor of a residential building in the city. They exchanged fire with militants, killing at least three of them.

They quickly surrounded two men—70-year-old Luis Har and 61-year-old Fernando Simon Marman—and attempted to shield them with their bodies. Both men were dual Israeli-Argentinian citizens and had been taken from Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak on Oct. 7. They were thin and weak after 129 days in captivity.

As the rescue at the residential building unfolded, airstrikes rained down on operation centers of Hamas, to prevent the group from having a real-time picture of the raid, according to Israeli military spokesman Daniel Hagari.

More than a million Palestinians have crowded into the city of Rafah, seeking refuge from Israel’s offensive against Hamas to the north. But the war has been closing in on them. On Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on American television that the Israeli military would enter Rafah, which he called the last bastion of Hamas. Israel is proposing setting up sprawling tent-cities as part of an evacuation plan for those sheltering in the city.

The rescue of two hostages brought a glimmer of hope for Israeli families with loved ones still held captive in Gaza and offered a moment of optimism for the nation. For Palestinians in Gaza, however, the operation was another reminder of how exposed they are to Israeli military operations.

“I truly believed it was our end,” said Hanan Harbi, a doctor’s secretary who had sought refuge in Rafah with her five children.

Nearly 70 Palestinians were killed in the operation, mostly in airstrikes, according to health authorities in Gaza. The figures don’t distinguish between militants and civilians.

As the rescue operation unfolded, many Palestinians in the city said they thought the invasion had begun. They weren’t the only ones.

Around 2 a.m., phone alerts went off at the military headquarters in Cairo, Egyptian officials said. Panic ensued among defense officials. They thought Israel had started the offensive, which risked pushing a wave of Palestinians into Egypt, without telling them.

In Israel, Netanyahu had gathered with top officials—including Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and Ronen Bar, the director of the country’s security agency Shin Bet. They watched live footage of the rescue from a Shin Bet special operations room in an undisclosed location.

Netanyahu later said he had watched the SWAT team place the explosive charge. Seconds later, he said the team reached their target. A voice could be heard over the radio: “The diamonds are in our hands.”

It was code for the two men.

Time in Captivity

The two men—Fernando and Luis—had been taken on Oct. 7, along with Fernando’s sisters Clara Marman and Gabriela Leimberg, as well as Gabriela’s 17-year-old daughter, Mia. Luis is Clara’s partner.

Clara, Gabriela and Mia were released in late November as part of a one-week cease-fire deal between Hamas and Israel.

All five of them were kept in one residential house, Clara told The Wall Street Journal in an interview last month. Luis, who has four children and 10 grandchildren, didn’t have his hearing aid or the medication he needed for high blood pressure and diabetes.

They kept track of time by listening to the Muslim call to prayer five times a day. Each prayer had a different tune. Mia and Clara would count the days.

To pass time, the adults in the family told Mia stories about their life on the kibbutz, including how Clara and Luis met when he was working at the kibbutz factory. Sometimes they heard buzzing outside from what they thought were Israeli drones trying to collect intelligence. When it was possible, they would try to speak louder, in the hope their voices would be detected by the drones.

When the family had to split up as the three women were released in November, their captors gave them only a bit of time to say goodbye. Clara’s eyes welled up in tears as she recalled her separation from Fernando and Luis. “They tried to play it cool but I could tell they were devastated,” she said.

A Daring Rescue

Before rescuing Fernando and Luis, Israeli forces prepared for a month, the head of the police SWAT team said. The operation was a collaboration between various Israeli forces, including an elite group of police officers, Shin Bet and the Shayetet 13—Israel’s equivalent of U.S. Navy SEALs.

“We waited for the right timing and intelligence to move in,” Israeli military spokesperson Lt. Col. Richard Hecht said on Monday.

The decision to go ahead was made as negotiations to release hostages stalled, said David Tsur, a former commander of the police SWAT unit. “If the deal had progressed, I think they would have canceled the operation,” said Tsur.

The SWAT team likely spent weeks practicing how they would enter the home and deal with potential complications posed by being in a dense neighborhood, said Tsur. They would have planned the precise timing of each movement and task, he said.

“From the moment you explode the door, you’re already exposed,” said Tsur. “You have a few seconds to get to the terrorists and eliminate them. Then begins the evacuation operation.”

As they were evacuated from the building early Monday, the two men and their rescuers came under fire as they walked down a narrow road in Rafah, according to aerial video footage released by the Israeli military. “The forces have started to move along the route,” an Israeli officer can be heard saying to his colleague. A tank convoy can be seen moving along the road.

The Israeli military said that it carried out strikes for roughly one hour as the men were whisked out of Gaza. At nearby Kuwaiti Hospital, the wounded began flowing in.

Musa Masaad, a 21-year-old Palestinian who was staying with relatives in the neighborhood where the raid took place, started checking on his family members after being awakened by deafening blasts. He said he could see bodies outside on the ground.

A bit further away, Ameen Abu Taha, 34, was sleeping in a tent in a neighborhood of Rafah that the Israeli military had designated a safe zone. He held on to his daughter and brother’s four children, and urged them to go back to sleep. “I honestly thought we were going to die,” said Abu Tah.

As the city of Rafah reeled from the strikes, Fernando and Luis were almost out of harm’s way. As they were being taken in a vehicle to a helicopter, they were greeted by members of the Shayetet. “Welcome back. How are you guys? How are you feeling?” they asked the men.

“Shocked, shocked, all right,” said one of the men, according to a video released by the Israeli military. They were buckled in and asked whether they wanted a blanket and water. One of the officers offered the men shoes since they were still barefoot.

“We love you!” said someone in the crew.

Just after 3 a.m., Fernando and Luis landed at Sheba Medical Center, where they were greeted by family. There were long hugs and tears. Fernando held Gabriela tightly, while Luis embraced his daughter Natali Afgan. A medical staff member in green scrubs smiled on the side.

“I’m still speechless really,” said Maayan Sigal-Koren, Fernando’s niece. “We’re all still shocked here.”

“We waited for this. We dreamed about this for a very long time,” Gefen Sigal Ilan, Fernando’s niece, told Israeli radio on Monday.

Winston Smith
February 13, 2024 6:53 pm

Rosie
Feb 13, 2024 6:30 PM

Why don’t you google ‘Melbourne blackout’

Thanks, Rosie – I was looking for Victorian Power Outages combinations and nothing was coming up.
Even AEMO had Victoria sending bulk mega electrons to SA. Looked rather weird.

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 13, 2024 6:57 pm

Has Chris Bowen congratulated Victorians yet for cutting down their emissions?

Forget Net Zero, Victoriastani’s are aiming for Gross Zero. Lily D’Ambrosio BA (Latrobe) is handling the engineering.

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 13, 2024 6:59 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Feb 13, 2024 6:51 PM

Cheers

JC
JC
February 13, 2024 6:59 pm

Rooster

Not even attempts at humor are going to give you a boost to high quality. But nice try hough. There’s never any harm at attempts to self improvement.

I see the Turtlehead is linking to his old stuff, which gave me an idea. I’ll link to one of his totally normal comments each day. Should be fun. Tomorrow’s

Bill Gates should be murdered.

Barry
Barry
February 13, 2024 7:00 pm

United Energy, which is southern Melbourne down to the Peninsula. has 160k offline right now. Link.

JMH
JMH
February 13, 2024 7:01 pm

Let us hope territories of the Greens in Melbourne are hit and stay hit for as long as it takes.

JC
JC
February 13, 2024 7:04 pm

Power “outrages” being posted here have nothing to do with renewballs. Major transmission lines are down. Just saw on TV news that some big transmission towers have been knocked over by high winds. Just wow.

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 13, 2024 7:05 pm

Even AEMO had Victoria sending bulk mega electrons to SA. Looked rather weird.

That might not fly politically for long you suspect. Particularly at the former Pony Club. “Queensland electrons are for Queenslanders”, we’ve been here before.

Crossie
Crossie
February 13, 2024 7:07 pm

Tom
Feb 13, 2024 11:47 AM

The corporates who run Australian business are so dumb they don’t understand the woke rubbish they’re being fed has a single purpose: to destroy the free market and replace it with a fascist system where socialist governments direct the economy and corporates do as they’re told.

I laughed uproariously watching Biden during the Super Bowl half-time break complaining and shaming snack makers about smaller packages. I expect all of those manufacturers donated to his 2020 campaign and probably this year’s as well and this is how he repays them. Serves them right and I doubt they will learn from this that they need to look after their business and customers and nothing else.

Winston Smith
February 13, 2024 7:08 pm

J.C:
JC
Feb 13, 2024 6:59 PM
Rooster

I see the Turtlehead is linking to his old stuff, which gave me an idea. I’ll link to one of his totally normal comments each day. Should be fun. Tomorrow’s
Bill Gates should be murdered.

Definitely citation required.

Roger
Roger
February 13, 2024 7:09 pm

Power “outrages” being posted here have nothing to do with renewballs. Major transmission lines are down. Just saw on TV news that some big transmission towers have been knocked over by high winds. Just wow.

But just imagine the same situation with the many more transmission lines required to link renewables to the grid. AEMO is proposing 10 000 km of new lines, minimum.

JC
JC
February 13, 2024 7:12 pm

JMH
Feb 13, 2024 7:01 PM

Let us hope territories of the Greens in Melbourne are hit and stay hit for as long as it takes.

Inner city cables are mostly underground, you nincompoop and if they have to cut power because of demand, it’s always at the extremities. So keep hoping. Stick to tossing a coin if it’s me or liz abuse for the day, and stop making comments about stuff you know nothing about.

Lastly, what are you going to do with the severed heads in the freezer if your power goes off? Ice from the service station?

Tom
Tom
February 13, 2024 7:12 pm

Lily D’Ambrosio BA (Latrobe) is handling the engineering.

Thanks, Humphrey. I laughed out loud.

PS: Our Lily has never had a real job — straight out of an arts degree into campaigning for the Liars, including in portfolios that require an engineering degree to understand.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
February 13, 2024 7:13 pm

I don’t find anything about the blackouts in Victoria – is the media just ignoring it?

Trying to formulate weasel words as AGL was already powering down Loy Yang B this arvo because of a “problem”. Storms swept through 2 or so hours later. I’ve been through much worse storms living in these parts as a child and apart for the flickering or short cuts never can’t remember an outage like this.

Pure guess but I’d say there is more than we are being told to this…

JC
JC
February 13, 2024 7:14 pm

Definitely citation required.

That’s tomorrow’s. There’s one each day.

Crossie
Crossie
February 13, 2024 7:14 pm

Tom
Feb 13, 2024 4:39 PM
Sky News is reporting 150,000 Victorian homes are experiencing blackouts as AEMO orders power-shedding with demand for air-conditioning soaring on the hottest day of the summer. The problem was triggered when Gippsland’s Loy Yang power plant went offline.

Australia’s hippie power grid in action.

Maybe this will make some voters in Dunkley bypass Labor and vote for the Lib candidate. If I were the Dunkley Lib candidate I would make this an issue even if it is a national electorate, link Bowen to the Victorian debacle and push how this is the likely future for the whole of Australia.

Winston Smith
February 13, 2024 7:15 pm

and at 1815 – Vic sending1080Mw/hrs to NSW.
13 February 2024 – 18:10
QLD
PRICE
$302.73
DEMAND VS GENERATION
8,434
8,828

SA
PRICE
-$46.65
DEMAND VS GENERATION
1,606
1,550
-17
-378
25
31

NSW
PRICE
$299.99
DEMAND VS GENERATION
10,786
9,334
1,058

VIC
PRICE
$210.95
DEMAND VS GENERATION
5,494
6,215
393

TAS
PRICE
$179.81
DEMAND VS GENERATION
1,145
1,538
13 February 2024 – 18:10

QLD
PRICE
$302.73
DEMAND VS GENERATION
8,434
8,828
SA
PRICE
-$46.65
DEMAND VS GENERATION
1,606
1,550
-17
-378
25
31

NSW
PRICE
$299.99
DEMAND VS GENERATION
10,786
9,334
1,058

VIC
PRICE
$210.95
DEMAND VS GENERATION
5,494
6,215
393

TAS
PRICE
$179.81
DEMAND VS GENERATION
1,145

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 13, 2024 7:17 pm

Teh Paywallian reporting it as an outage at Loy Yang A. So what is it?

Roger
Roger
February 13, 2024 7:21 pm

If I were the Dunkley Lib candidate I would make this an issue even if it is a national electorate, link Bowen to the Victorian debacle and push how this is the likely future for the whole of Australia.

If only the Liberals didn’t back Net Zero.

(Yes, I know they want nuclear on the table, but that is so politically risky they have no option but to stick with ruinables as Plan B.)

Salvatore, Iron Publican
February 13, 2024 7:25 pm

JMH Feb 12, 2024 6:02 PM
Oh – yeah. Noted. The creature cannot elude multiple exposures. BTW, Sal – are you and I having an affair as the dipstick stated a few pages back? Bwahahaha.

I musta missed that one.
S’pose it’s an example of the “high value” comments we’re apparently blessed with?

Bear Necessities
Bear Necessities
February 13, 2024 7:25 pm

The main issue with power generation in Oz is that all ‘reliable’ power generators are getting older and past their use by dates. These generators will require more maintenance and more downtime in the future so they can generate ‘back up’ power when required. Callide type incidents will occur more frequently based on probability.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
February 13, 2024 7:25 pm

So hows “no gas for new builds” looking now?
Dead, buried and cremated?
Or dont the have enough juice in the grid to manage any of them?

JC
JC
February 13, 2024 7:28 pm

If Barry is reporting the Mornington Peninsula is down, unless it’s transmission cables, it usually means a blackout due to high demand in the denser parts of the city,

JC
JC
February 13, 2024 7:30 pm

I sacked two people today. I’m the boss, you hear!!!!

Crossie
Crossie
February 13, 2024 7:35 pm

Vicki
Feb 13, 2024 5:08 PM
ABC, BBC, CBC, MSNBC, CNN et al ad nauseum, aren’t they all part of the “Trusted News Initiative”?

As someone who is an obsessive researcher and critical of source material, I say thank God for the internet. Yes – there is any amount of rubbish, but there is also access to contrary opinion from all sources.

The idea is to find news sources, either blogs or actual journalists, whom you trust and ignore the MSM who can go jump. I find this blog, C.L.’s and Michael smith much more reliable than anything out there. Even Sky News is a bit behind the times where they cover an issue days after it has been raised and discussed here. I sometimes think quite a few Sky producers scan this blog.

For the US news there is nobody like JJ’s morning report on Ace of Spades, he has replaced the once-popular The Drudge Report which has sadly declined into irrelevance.

JC
JC
February 13, 2024 7:35 pm

Just so people aren’t confused, the sacked two people comment a paraphrase of one of Driller’s many high level, humble comments from a few days ago. High quality and very interactive too.

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 13, 2024 7:36 pm
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 13, 2024 7:36 pm

JC
Feb 13, 2024 7:30 PM

I sacked two people today. I’m the boss, you hear!!!!

Hopefully for something totally legit.
Like, say, a vague suspicion they had dobbed you in to “OH&S”.

JMH
JMH
February 13, 2024 7:37 pm

I musta missed that one.
S’pose it’s an example of the “high value” comments we’re apparently blessed with?

Sal it seems to be consumed with the sex lives of posters, so it’s feasible to assume it has been banished to the spare room!

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 13, 2024 7:40 pm

Sigh!!

Barry
Barry
February 13, 2024 7:44 pm

Pleased to say that the Teal electorate of Goldstein is untouched by outages.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 13, 2024 7:45 pm

Just back home after 9 hours on the road.
What’s going on with the Lerhmann thing.
Caught a few snippets during breaks along the road and I get the impression there is a level of tension between Cane Toad, Ten and the assembled legal beagles?

JC
JC
February 13, 2024 7:47 pm

Yeah, it was another dobbing.

Also, had it out with Mud Island Council about a work being done that was close to one of the motel *exits. I was on the phone and gave them such a serve. Later, the town mayor and then the deputy PM called me to apologize. The Deputy PM said the White House will also be in touch, offering an apology.

* can’t call it an entrance when patrons are rushing out in droves.

JC
JC
February 13, 2024 7:47 pm

Hopefully for something totally legit.
Like, say, a vague suspicion they had dobbed you in to “OH&S”.

Yeah it was another dobbing.

Also, had it out with Mud Island council about a work being done, which close to one of the motel *exits. I was on the phone and gave them such a serve. Later the town mayor and then the deputy PM called me to apologize. Deputy PM said the White House will also be in touch offering an apology.

* can’t call it an entrance when patrons are rushing out in droves.

flyingduk
flyingduk
February 13, 2024 7:49 pm

What happened to you is disgraceful. I recently enquired about doing some volunteering. They demand I get a booster. I had the 2 shots to maintain access to some facilities, when I contracted COVID I was sick for one day. Doesn’t matter, must have the shot. Nuts, lost a volunteer.

Having moved to Vic, I waited until I won my Canberra Court case and the CFA dropped their vax mandate, and joined. They RPL’d *nothing* of my 25 years with the CFS, so I did the noobs course a few weeks back. Today I spent the afternoon at the station with my own fire trailer after every fire tanker in the district was at the Pomonal or Dadswells Bridge fires (hoping against hope the hideous koala perished). Tonight, am starting night shift at midnight at Pomonal. No doubt my fellow citizens will ‘thankyou for your service’.. same as the last time>

Salvatore, Iron Publican
February 13, 2024 7:50 pm

I sacked two people today.
Hopefully for something totally legit.
Like, say, a vague suspicion they had dobbed you in to “OH&S”.

Do you have a problem with this?

Digger
Digger
February 13, 2024 7:51 pm

Would this possibly be because: (i)Feminisation (ii)Wokeyness Or (iii) the most reprehensible treatement of VC winner Ben Roberts-Smith?

Almost entirely down to Marise Payne…

The most destructive event in Australian military history.

Backed up by Turnbull and Pyne…

Roger
Roger
February 13, 2024 7:52 pm

Callide type incidents will occur more frequently based on probability.

Even the QLD Electrical Trades Union has warned of this.

But pollies know better.

Tom
Tom
February 13, 2024 8:00 pm

Thank you for your service to the nation and to the CFA, Dr Duk, in spite of the gutless scum in charge of both.

Roger
Roger
February 13, 2024 8:02 pm

Deputy PM said the White House will also be in touch offering an apology.

And a request for 10%.

Walker
Walker
February 13, 2024 8:03 pm

Looks like an early election in Tasmania, March 23rd being suggested as the likely date.

Jock
Jock
February 13, 2024 8:05 pm

Rock doctor. Agl doesn’t own loy yang B. It owns LYA. It is nor.al to flex down because…..renewables.

132andBush
132andBush
February 13, 2024 8:06 pm

BoN

As mentioned there’s an article in the Tele today. I didn’t look at it as it was paywalled, but I doubt it says much we Cats don’t know. And as Lambie says the brass throw guys like BRS under buses, adopt the most stupid woke rubbish, then wonder why no one is joining up.

So what do they do about the blokes, fellow troopers, who had the guts to come forward and give evidence?
The ones who had lived with the soul destroying truths of what they had witnessed and/or been forced to do. Who anguished about it and sought advice and guidance from former OC”s and suchlike, or who were dragged reluctantly to court to tell the truth.

They are to be discarded, thrown under a bus , along with principle and integrity because “BRS and his little band were the only hard charging sons of bitches there ever was”?

In another age BRS would not have been selected.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
February 13, 2024 8:07 pm

Tisha Smithie, the Ch 10 lawyer

Aah, so the surname’s not Kerrigan.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
February 13, 2024 8:09 pm

Great to hear Duk! I mean that. But I hope your unvaxxed cooties don’t infect your colleagues, that would be terribly unfortunate.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
February 13, 2024 8:15 pm

Bushie – From what I’ve seen there’s a lot of personal animus going on under the surface of these cases.

I have no time for it. To safeguard a nation you need people who will serve. Dragons’ teeth. If you persecute the people who do serve, for allegedly offing Talibs, who are indistinguishable from Hamas baby beheaders, then the ADF deserves not to have anyone sign up. And you and I should learn Mandarin.

That is my view. Take it to the bank.

Tom
Tom
February 13, 2024 8:17 pm

From a distance, it seems to me the Stupid Frigging Tassie Liberals, like their mainland counterparts, believe in nothing. The joint is full of communist Greens voters and there’s no place for the free market.

Tassie will always be a mendicant state that needs bailing out.

Digger
Digger
February 13, 2024 8:17 pm

They built 186 F22’s at 300 million plus per unit and the kill number is one balloon. The hypersonic missile they are\was trialling cost in excess of 100 million dollars each. The F35 has a readiness rate of 55%, mostly because of ongoing upgrades, currently Block 4. They already have prototype NGADs flying making both yesterday’s technology. The Gerald Ford carrier cost 13 billion and that’s just for the basic kit not all the required hardware and crew. They have so much munitions stored it justifies dropping 1 million plus cost bombs on towel heads in hiluxes and huts. They flew a BI Lancer 15 hours to the ME for a bombing sortie. A B1 Lancer costs ~60,000 per flight hour.

Money is a small part of the equation when the GDP is $23.3t… $1.0t buys 80 Ford Class carriers and that will be in service for over 50 years (Nimitz was commissioned in 1975 and will be decommissioned in 2016) The Gerald ford will cost a mere $260m per year in manufacturing costs ( bloody cheap to project more power that any ship in history and more than most countries navies)

The protection supplied by those aircraft cannot be measured in dollars. The reason the F22 hasn’t been required to shoot down other nations aircraft is because it costs $300m and has more capability than any combination of adversaries aircraft by factors. Other nations are not keen to test theirs against it.

To be realistic, how well do you think Putins forces would fare in Ukraine if the skies were protected by the full force of the USAF, USN and USMC? (F15E, F16, F18, F18 Super Hornet, F18 Growler, A10, F35, F22, F17, B1b, B52) I think a fair answer would be measured in maybe weeks.

Delta A
Delta A
February 13, 2024 8:18 pm

Dot
Feb 13, 2024 10:19 AM

+eleventy hundred!

Digger
Digger
February 13, 2024 8:19 pm

That should be 2026 for the Nimitz…

Dot
Dot
February 13, 2024 8:19 pm

dopey
Feb 13, 2024 6:27 PM
Dot is quiet today….he’s looking for the proof in the pudding.

1 BTC = 73k USD

Now there’s some eating of crow (the proof of work) to naysayers.

Roger
Roger
February 13, 2024 8:20 pm

…it usually means a blackout due to high demand in the denser parts of the city

What is the semantic range of ‘denser’ in this context?

[rhetorical]

Salvatore, Iron Publican
February 13, 2024 8:21 pm

Tom Feb 13, 2024 8:00 PM
Thank you for your service to the nation and to the CFA, Dr Duk, in spite of the gutless scum in charge of both.

+1

Dot
Dot
February 13, 2024 8:21 pm

AUD …if this site loads before autistic pedants cream their pants over someone else’s inconsequential foibles.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 13, 2024 8:22 pm

JC
Feb 13, 2024 7:47 PM

Yeah, it was another dobbing.

Also, had it out with Mud Island Council about a work being done that was close to one of the motel *exits. I was on the phone and gave them such a serve. Later, the town mayor and then the deputy PM called me to apologize. The Deputy PM said the White House will also be in touch, offering an apology.

No apology from the ATO?

Mark Bolton
February 13, 2024 8:24 pm

@Salvatore, Iron Publican
Feb 13, 2024 7:50 PM

Absolutely not !! With this deluge of Euro Honeys you can hire and fire as you please.

Dot
Dot
February 13, 2024 8:28 pm

Dafuq is a “Yojee”? (YOJ:AX)

Up 1566.67% on the ASX today.

???

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 13, 2024 8:29 pm

Bushie – From what I’ve seen there’s a lot of personal animus going on under the surface of these cases.

Seems there’s a certain amount of “He got a medal, I should have got one.”

Bespoke
Bespoke
February 13, 2024 8:38 pm

Seems there’s a certain amount of “He got a medal, I should have got one.

How so?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 13, 2024 8:39 pm

Windies scaring the Alintas a little bit, scoring 6/220 in the last T20 including a 139 run partnership, unheard of in this format.

Straya will have to go at over 10 an over, chasing this time. There may be a few twitchy sphincters shortly.

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 13, 2024 8:41 pm

Albrechtsen turns her attention to SloMo’s legacy in Teh Paywallian. As might be expected, it isn’t pretty.

Salvatore, Iron Publican
February 13, 2024 8:42 pm

Mark Bolton Feb 13, 2024 8:24 PM
@Salvatore, Iron Publican
Feb 13, 2024 7:50 PM
Absolutely not !! With this deluge of Euro Honeys you can hire and fire as you please.

Credit where it is due.
You’re more accurate & far more sensible than Comedians Wil Anderson & Charlie Pickering are being upthread.

You raise a very pertinent & key point:
Supply & demand. Employers don’t have freedom to sack underperforming staff unless they’re able to replace them.

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