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Knostrop Cut, Leeds, Sunday Night, John Atkinson Grimshaw, 1893

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Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
February 29, 2024 8:46 pm

Rosie
Feb 29, 2024 8:42 PM

I have worked in places where blokes in thier early 30s showed up every third Monday with a black eye ..was it funny? I didn’t think so.

JC
JC
February 29, 2024 8:50 pm

feelthebern
Feb 29, 2024 8:40 PM

VicPlod isn’t really up to the job is it.

Ya reckon? I had a confrontation with a “lady” policeman this very day. It was a two-lane, very busy road, and there was , as I later found out, a pretty decent accident at an equally busy intersection. One car was sitting on its side. All the traffic in my lanes was being told to do a U-turn, and I proceeded to do exactly that. This gross, fat slob with tats all up her arms started screaming at me because she said our lane wasn’t supposed to move. She never indicated that though. So I screamed back at her to learn some manners and try to improve her communication skills.

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
February 29, 2024 8:52 pm

Rosie
Feb 29, 2024 8:42 PM

I have also known blokes who… presented with such nonsense didn’t stop short of black eyes.

You would get properly hurt.

Why play that card? Why even talk about it? How hard is it to be polite and not looking for trouble. There is trouble aplenty in this World without searching for same.

Winston Smith
February 29, 2024 8:53 pm

JC

Feb 29, 2024 7:07 PM
I apologize for possibly giving you a hard time, CL.

JC
Feb 24, 2024 12:34 AM
I’m drunk, unhappy and looking for a stoush.

JC
JC
February 29, 2024 8:54 pm

Mud

If that was giving me credit, I don’t know what your debit would look like. 🙂

Rosie
Rosie
February 29, 2024 8:55 pm

Like I said, no sense of humour.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 29, 2024 8:56 pm

And in the words of the 4 Corners programme, “It was just the sort of Plan that Malcolm Turnbull (shit) was looking for”. On the back of a beer coaster in a Pub in Cooma, NSW. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha……………..

Just like the NBN with the KRudd and the bloke with the red underpants on his head working it out on a drinks coaster at 30,000 feet in a jet plane (Business Class) above sanity on the ground. FFS.

A Nation led by Donkeys.

Trouble is, there are more donkeys making their way to CanBrrrrrrrrrrr.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-10-23/tunnel-vision:-the-nation-building-project-that/103012044

As Malcolm TurnBullShit once said – Australia, the clever country (while he was sipping champers at his Point Piper Mansion counting his many Millions of South Pacific Pesos)……………………………….

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 29, 2024 8:58 pm

JC
Feb 24, 2024 12:34 AM
I’m drunk, unhappy and looking for a stoush.

And after being knocked back as a Male Nurse, it is now as a Stoush Nurse…………….lol

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
February 29, 2024 8:58 pm
JC
JC
February 29, 2024 8:59 pm

Turtlehead, reduce the iodine, and introduce testosterone shots, as the estrogen level must be pretty high.

This is about the fifth time you’ve repeated that; at least you’re not repeating the “Brian” slander. As you are more than aware, that comment was directed to Trans and about Trans. But keep it going because I’m sure that next time someone mocks you, you’ll be curled up in bed for days.

JC
JC
February 29, 2024 9:01 pm

Look, It’s Woddenhead claiming victimhood.

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 29, 2024 9:01 pm

JC, I was referencing them charging one of those High Court migrant releasees with assault then having to let him go this afternoon with an apology because it was a case of mistaken identity.

Roger
Roger
February 29, 2024 9:01 pm

I reckon it’s someone more important, more influential.

I suspect that if that were the case Mr. Burgess wouldn’t have mentioned it.

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 29, 2024 9:02 pm

Got a blood test tomorrow.
I’ll be there at 8:15 to be the first in.
The problem is I usually wake up at 5.
I’ll be edgy until I can have that first coffee.

JC
JC
February 29, 2024 9:03 pm

Yeah, Bern. I was giving you my experience with a representative of “the force”.

feelthebern
feelthebern
February 29, 2024 9:03 pm

Victoria’s finest JC.

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
February 29, 2024 9:04 pm


Feb 29, 2024 8:42 PM

Well in some places .. NOT picking fights is de riguer … and gives room for genuine jocular interaction. Blokes just chatting?

That can be amusing .. but getting turned into jelly …these blokes let you have three free punches before you have their attention . Then It is all Ambulances …

But Why do it? Why not just not try to be funny? Just be civilized and respectful?

Crossie
Crossie
February 29, 2024 9:06 pm

feelthebern
Feb 29, 2024 8:36 PM
I’ve listened to some of the Lex interview of Tucker.
It is more interesting hearing him discuss his interview with Putin than the original interview itself.
He intimated that off the record, before the interview started, Putin made it clear he wants a deal in Ukraine to end the war.

From what I remember reading somewhere Ukraine also wanted to open negotiations early in the war, particularly when they were doing well, but the idea was disallowed by Biden and his people. The only other person more evil than Biden is Mitch McConnell who is enabling the war by approving funding for it.

Winston Smith
February 29, 2024 9:08 pm

Salvatore:
This is not an unreserved apology. It’s conditional on being ‘possible’.
It’s the sort of apology that JC would pull anyone else up on as being half hearted. It’s all I’ve come to expect from this pathetic weasel – an apology that only ever saw the light of day because CL threatened to give him the arse.

JC
Feb 29, 2024 7:07 PM
I apologize for possibly giving you a hard time, CL.

Damon
Damon
February 29, 2024 9:08 pm

“Let us all say a quite prayer that SCOTUS decides Trump does have immunity and the Appeals court tells letitia and engoron to suck their dicks. That will leave fani and her rainy night in Georgia and the other fat black bastard alvin”

I don’y particularly care for the phraseology, but the sentiment is fine.

Let us all say a quite prayer that SCOTUS decides Trump does have immunity and the Appeals court tells letitia and engoron to suck their dicks. That will leave fani and her rainy night in Georgia and the other fat black bastard alvin

Rosie
Rosie
February 29, 2024 9:11 pm

The sunshine has been chased away and the waves are surging.
I’ve decided to wait for the train that goes through to Siracusa, rather than change at Catania.
Sitting in the second class waiting room into which the smell of sea now penetrates. on what appears to be an original 1926 refurbishment high backed black bench.
The railway line went through in 1866, before the unification of Italy.
I do not want a repeat of last year’s cyclone thank you.

Alamak!
Alamak!
February 29, 2024 9:12 pm

The only other person more evil than Biden is Mitch McConnell who is enabling the war by approving funding for it.

and, possibly, the bare-chested rasputin-like bloke who invaded Ukraine years before anyone stateside ever considered war funding.

Rosie
Rosie
February 29, 2024 9:12 pm

That is a fabrication Winston.
CL made no such threat to JC.

JC
JC
February 29, 2024 9:13 pm

Winston Smith
Feb 29, 2024 9:08 PM

Do STFU Turtlehead. Stop trying to create drama in that slimy indirect way of yours, you old matron.

If I did that, you would be crying now.

Crossie
Crossie
February 29, 2024 9:15 pm

Roger
Feb 29, 2024 9:01 PM
I reckon it’s someone more important, more influential.

I suspect that if that were the case Mr. Burgess wouldn’t have mentioned it.

After watching somebody Jennings on Sharri tonight I have changed my mind about Burgess mentioning a traitor in order to score more funding. Jennings said that Burgess is probably alarmed at Islamic terrorism threat which Labor governments are suppressing for political reasons. Burgess might be holding the exposure of a traitor in their midst so that he may be allowed to do his job.

Elections really have consequences, here, in Ukraine, US and the Middle East.

Rosie
Rosie
February 29, 2024 9:16 pm

I am now also convinced dot is waiting in the same hotel carpark every Friday evening in the hopes of a dust up.

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
February 29, 2024 9:16 pm

JC ..

might be on the slops and the bloke can be “way” abrasive, but I have never seen him go rat faced nasty… Perhaps a few of you might consider drinking more ?

JC
JC
February 29, 2024 9:16 pm

Rosie
Feb 29, 2024 9:12 PM

That is a fabrication Winston.
CL made no such threat to JC.

Exactly, but hey, the Caribbean turtle accuses people of dishonesty even when his own words are quoted back to him.

I apologized to CL for having an incident with Ellie. He never directed any ire to me.

Crossie
Crossie
February 29, 2024 9:18 pm

Rosie, hope you soon have nicer weather for your sightseeing. How much longer have you got before heading back home?

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
February 29, 2024 9:19 pm


Feb 29, 2024 9:16 PM
Yes Dot does … bloke is all yap. I sincerely hope his wishes are never fulfilled.

Rosie
Rosie
February 29, 2024 9:24 pm

I’m heading home on 24 March so plenty of time.
I can’t really complain about the weather, other than being able to look at Etna while enjoying my lunch it hasn’t really impeded my trip.
I’ve got a couple of days in Syracuse then catching the catamaran to Malta for a longer stay, then Lyon, after that a little town not far from Paris called Sens, then La Kremlin again because it’s easy to get into central Paris from there and a breeze to get out to CDG.

Roger
Roger
February 29, 2024 9:25 pm

Burgess might be holding the exposure of a traitor in their midst so that he may be allowed to do his job.

If there is a traitor in their midst Burgess would be duty bound to act.

The acts in question must have been committed prior to 2018 when laws & punishments regarding such were strengthened.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 29, 2024 9:25 pm

I am now also convinced dot is waiting in the same hotel carpark every Friday evening in the hopes of a dust up.

Dot is an Academic sort of person. Not a Harrison Ford sort of person IMHO. FFS.

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
February 29, 2024 9:28 pm

@ Johhny Leydon

They are the worst kind of trouble makers … Academics.. ~shudder~

H B Bear
H B Bear
February 29, 2024 9:29 pm

With the GG getting rid of The Great Man the Liars won’t be happy with ASIO outing one (of theirs) ahead of Dunkley on Saturday.

Rosie
Rosie
February 29, 2024 9:30 pm

Dot used to work security so sure, whatever you say.

JC
JC
February 29, 2024 9:30 pm

Dot is an Academic sort of person. Not a Harrison Ford sort of person IMHO. FFS.

How would you characterize Marty, Wodney? ……………………………………………………………………………..LOL

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 29, 2024 9:32 pm

JC
Feb 29, 2024 9:01 PM
Look, It’s Woddenhead claiming victimhood.

LOL. You are the one who has the problem here. Which Junior Cretin is it that turns up each day? Jekyll or Hyde? FFS. Get a life you Wooden Top.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 29, 2024 9:35 pm

JC
Feb 29, 2024 9:30 PM
Dot is an Academic sort of person. Not a Harrison Ford sort of person IMHO. FFS.

How would you characterize Marty, Wodney?

Complex.

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
February 29, 2024 9:36 pm


Feb 29, 2024 9:30 PM

“Dot used to work security…”

So Have I … well if that is the case I am glad he found his vocation elsewhere … because a “Fat Trap” is not what you need to have a Safe Night out helping Folks not to get into strife.

Dot
Dot
February 29, 2024 9:36 pm

Bespook would admoire my efforts ton ite.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 29, 2024 9:37 pm

Dot used to work security so sure, whatever you say.

Security?

MareeS
MareeS
February 29, 2024 9:37 pm

Shipwrecked:

This is true. We were out fishing one night off Stockton Bight, 2005-ish, 8 of us aboard, picked up by one of those waves and pitched onto the sand. 38ft game boat, and we landed next to the Sygna, a bulk carrier that grounded in a cat4 storm May 25, 1974, anniversary coming up soon.

We walked off the boat, 2am-ish, phoned the water police and some mates in the salvage game, all sorted the next day, and me a journalist, I did not write a word. We were all imbibed, and it would have cost our mate $300k insurance loss.

Interesting night, but.

Dot
Dot
February 29, 2024 9:38 pm

SECURITY!

Crossie
Crossie
February 29, 2024 9:39 pm

Rosie, thanks for the update. I’m really enjoying your travelogues so please keep them up. Wish Calli could do the same from her cruise however, it is her decision to abstain.

Winston Smith
February 29, 2024 9:40 pm

J.C:
Drunk enough to be shitposting?
Go on, tell us about the Iodine Joke.
Or the Matron Male Nurse. That one’s always good for a laugh.
How about the Turtlehead joke, it hasn’t been done to death yet.

Or even better still – get some new material, you nasty little man.

JC
JC
February 29, 2024 9:40 pm

Woddenhead, you’re always claiming to be a victim when you start most of the stoushing. Don’t take people for being morons like you, you pimp.

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
February 29, 2024 9:42 pm

JC is fine… annoying perhaps but OK ..

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 29, 2024 9:44 pm

The part-time bovver boy, earlier:

Actually, Neanderthal Person, 4 Corners did a very good job on Snowy 2 and poor old Florence the Tunnel boring machine stuck in Malcolm Bull Shits Big A-Hole

Did they? Did Fockorners really do a bang-up job? On that?

Would you really like to bet your non-existent Doc Martens and snappy braces on it?

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
February 29, 2024 9:44 pm

So Dot you have been to University? How fascinating …

Dot
Dot
February 29, 2024 9:45 pm

I’m going to Tasmania again soon.

Maybe I can visit this place?

https://www.facebook.com/p/Exeter-Pub-100063723023683/

It’s on! GAME ON MOLL!

Crossie
Crossie
February 29, 2024 9:45 pm

Calli, if you are reading, please come back. I really appreciated you perspective on events and miss your down to earth approach to life.

JC
JC
February 29, 2024 9:46 pm

Turtlehead, you sound very emotional this evening.

Seeing you’re into copying and posting, I thought this was very succinct and quite descriptive.

The incident didn’t occur

No bites here.

Other things that didn’t occur:

PLA invasions via Tullamarine;
PLA invasions via dirt airstrips in the Kimberley;
Indians stealing my fuel; and
Nuclear attacks in regional Quenthland requiring iodine stockpiling.

Things that have actually occurred:

Overrepresentations of male serial killers with nursing occupations.

Thoughts?

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 29, 2024 9:47 pm

Rosie
Feb 29, 2024 9:30 PM
Dot used to work security so sure, whatever you say.

I’m sure that Dotty Dot of Dottiness can give a Security opinion without your help.

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
February 29, 2024 9:48 pm

@Dot
Feb 29, 2024 9:45 PM

“I’m going to Tasmania again soon.” I understand they have commodious car parks out back of Exeter Pub ? Jolly well hope no one jolly well goes and gets your dander up?

Dot
Dot
February 29, 2024 9:49 pm

is not what you need to have a Safe Night out helping Folks

Let me try.

I went to the Bank the other Day and they said I could not Get A Mortgage as I didn’t qualify with my refusal to Own A Credit Card despite my Enviable Savings Record so I was rather dismayed.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
February 29, 2024 9:51 pm

Jolly well hope no one jolly well goes and gets your dander up?

Peace out, man.

A few knowing nods should sort it out.

JC
JC
February 29, 2024 9:51 pm

Let me try.

I went to the Bank the other Day and they said I could not Get A Mortgage as I didn’t qualify with my refusal to Own A Credit Card despite my Enviable Savings Record so I was rather dismayed.

You’re kidding. No credit history obviously. Try some other bank.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
February 29, 2024 9:51 pm

Calli, if you are reading, please come back. I really appreciated you perspective on events and miss your down to earth approach to life.

Seconded. #metoo.

MareeS
MareeS
February 29, 2024 9:51 pm

Further shipwreck story of our son, who lost his driving licence DUI as an apprentice plumber, so we sent him to sea with a mate delivering yachts.

Some here may know Chas From Tas, and his mate Johnny, who delivered yachts all around the world in their day, great mates with Jimmy Buffet, Crewed for Simon Le Bon on Drum, well, we sent our son off with that pair for a couple of years. The only grounding our son had was in the Great Sandy Strait, where we are at present.

He is far from the water driving a crane in the Pilbara at present, but will be taking our boat to Mackay later this year. What a life for young man.

Dot
Dot
February 29, 2024 9:54 pm

Crewed for Simon Le Bon on Drum

Now, THAT, “is a cool story, bro”.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
February 29, 2024 9:54 pm

C
Feb 29, 2024 9:46 PM
Turtlehead, you sound very emotional this evening.

Actually, Junior Cretin is you are emotional every evening after being on the turps.

One night – You are depressed, unhappy and drunk, or something like that.

Then, admitting that you wanted to be a Male Nurse. Wow.

Then, waking up in the morning and still being a fat faced, short arsed Mafioso Bully from Sictoria. LOL.

You Wooden Top

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
February 29, 2024 9:54 pm

@Knuckle Dragger
Feb 29, 2024 9:51 PM

“Jolly well hope no one jolly well goes and gets your dander up? … ”

Yeah I know … My bad ..but hard not to take the mick on a bloke like that. ~slap my wrist~

MatrixTransform
February 29, 2024 9:55 pm

the only joy in this shit-hole is pushing JC’s big red spazz-button

JC
JC
February 29, 2024 10:00 pm

That’s pretty all you do here, trans.

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
February 29, 2024 10:02 pm

Hey JC if yu are on the turps have another slurp Bloke . Matrix Blinded me with Science ..I was way impressed.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 29, 2024 10:03 pm

Tony Maddox – he of the legal dogfight involving the (mythical) rainbow serpent – gets his horoscope read to him on Wednesday.

JC
JC
February 29, 2024 10:05 pm

Bolton

I haven’t had a drink since Saturday evening and lucky to have two glasses of wine a week. I never liked to drink and only do socially or at a restaurant where I buy by the glass.

JC
JC
February 29, 2024 10:08 pm

Matrix Blinded me with Science ..I was way impressed.

Yeah, he’s one of the most important scientific minds in the country. The blog is lucky to have him. So lucky.

Digger
Digger
February 29, 2024 10:08 pm

Dot,

I’m going to Tasmania again soon.

Maybe I can visit this place?

Let me know if you do, Dot. It is my local pub, just 25ks down the road. I’ll come and have a meal and a chat…

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
February 29, 2024 10:08 pm


Feb 29, 2024 10:05 PM

Yeah I know but every wanker here is saying you are two sheets to the breeze. Nothing that is ever said in this forum can ever be taken for being True.

This is a Reality Free Zone.

cohenite
February 29, 2024 10:10 pm

Judge orders former President Trump removed from Illinois primary ballot, but puts order on hold

Every leftie and muzzie in the world should be nuked. Can you imagine what a great boon to humanity it would be. I have been perfecting a method for identifying lefties. Muzzies are easy.

Zippster
Zippster
February 29, 2024 10:11 pm
MatrixTransform
February 29, 2024 10:11 pm

Blinded me with Science

poked in the eye with a mouse-pointer

cohenite
February 29, 2024 10:11 pm

This is a Reality Free Zone.

Correct. You’re not real.

Dot
Dot
February 29, 2024 10:12 pm

Sorry Digger

Probably sticking to Hobart, I’m a guest of an affluent friend*, I just had to pay my airfare.

*No. Not Ian Thorpe or Alan Joyce.**

**Not that sort of friend.

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
February 29, 2024 10:17 pm


Feb 29, 2024 10:11 PM

“Blinded me with Science

poked in the eye with a mouse-pointer”

To be fair you pointed me at a branch of Mathematics that I do remember from Trade School sure it went over my head but I got the general gist .. and Good for You Brother … we all would be better off if we knew more Maths than we do … not being sarcy Mate…

cohenite
February 29, 2024 10:25 pm

Alan Moran’s latest climate facts; alarmism is the biggest bullshit of all time. It is a mind virus which affects certain folk completely.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
February 29, 2024 10:25 pm

Oh, and one of the local “activists” has his knickers in a twist, properly. He’s been told that there is no room for mythical rainbow serpents in the twenty first century…
“No respect for Aboriginal culture…”

MatrixTransform
February 29, 2024 10:28 pm

bolt

there’s a bunch of noisy voices in this joint that are full of ‘things they know for sure’

they really, really like running around with their cocks in their hands

“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. “ – Mark Twain

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 29, 2024 10:29 pm

I have been on the road for most of the last couple of days, and again tomorrow.
It would seem Wodney is sticking to the two paragraph rule, even without supervision from me.
Well done, Wodney.
I knew you could do it.

MatrixTransform
February 29, 2024 10:32 pm

I haven’t had a drink since Saturday evening

… and exactly how many maidens-in-distress have you rescued since Saturday ?

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
February 29, 2024 10:33 pm

Calli, if you are reading, please come back. I really appreciated you perspective on events and miss your down to earth approach to life.

Calli; a blog ornament, apparently broken by a clumsy person.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 29, 2024 10:37 pm

Calli, if you are reading, please come back. I really appreciated you perspective on events and miss your down to earth approach to life.

I have a cunning plan.
Start suggesting that you are about to commit some horticultural travesty:-

“I am thinking about pruning [very sensitive plant] with [wrong tool] in [wrong season]

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
February 29, 2024 10:40 pm

Calli; a blog ornament, apparently broken by a clumsy person.

Emotions ran high over a very emotive issue with the confusion of some old baggage thrown in.
It happens.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
February 29, 2024 10:41 pm

Acksherly I’m going to Tasmania in a while. Was going to dredge the cat synapses for tractor shops. And tractor museums. Anything other than bloody MONA, really.
Quite charmed to hear that Gravelly is a real place within reach!

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
February 29, 2024 10:42 pm


Feb 29, 2024 10:28 PM

I meant my comment in all sincerity ..what you posted me prompted me to hit the books again … I LOVE Mathematics and the thing that pissses me off about myself is that I aint smart enough to soak it up like a sponge. But Hey I anit that clever but I DO know it exists and it’s beauty astounds me.

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
February 29, 2024 10:43 pm

@Wally Dali
Feb 29, 2024 10:41 PM

Dont shit on Tassie … you have no clue.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
February 29, 2024 10:49 pm

From what I know of WA riparian laws, old mate will be ok for remaking the weir, but I imagine he’ll get made an example of for dredging the pool. Ie fined the maximum and made to bend the knee to the Creator Class.

MareeS
MareeS
February 29, 2024 10:52 pm

Sad that some of the ladies have gone on strike.
It’s more of a pout, imho. A real strike is quite a thing that wrecks lives and businesses.
My father was a union leader in the newspaper printing industry during the ALP /Communist split of 1955. He led the DLP side of the PKIU through those years into the mid-60s, and I grew up with union meetings every Saturday morning in our kitchen.
Sitting there, listening and absorbing the whole room full of debate and discussion, nothing hidden from us as young kids, was just magic that never left me. It was history being made

That’s why I like the Cat, and why people should not be too precious about ratbags here. Some of the striking ladies could be tedious, but same goes for some of the males.
Scrolling is your friend.

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
February 29, 2024 10:56 pm

The kelp fields .. The Wild West coast. If you have ever put on a Wet Suit well try swimming in kelp. And not become entangled … Find Abalone and huge crays. MONA? What even is that ..? Tasmanian Hospitality …

if you go to Tazzie make it for real.

Rosie
Rosie
February 29, 2024 10:59 pm

Looks the Sicilian oxalis crop will be a bountiful one this year.

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
February 29, 2024 11:00 pm


Feb 29, 2024 10:52 PM

Agree ! But where on this spinning ball of dirt will one ever find a place free of tedium? We gotta Breathe Life where we can? Not leave it for others to make it tolerably amusing?

Siltstone
Siltstone
February 29, 2024 11:02 pm

Wally, try Pearns Steam Word, Westbury, Tasmania.

Rosie
Rosie
February 29, 2024 11:02 pm
Muddy
Muddy
February 29, 2024 11:04 pm

MONA? What even is that ..?

It was a top song by Craig McLachlan.
Pffft. Such a lack of culture here!

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
February 29, 2024 11:09 pm

Well Hobart … mostly avoid .. but the Normies there will do the compassionate head tilt .. I try not to be too snotty … It works out for the best and they are genuine well meaning folks. Be nice and be open minded. A you would anywhere .

Dot
Dot
February 29, 2024 11:13 pm

Normiewaffen

LOL WUT?

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
February 29, 2024 11:16 pm

@Dot
Feb 29, 2024 11:13 PM

Oh Dot ..where were you for the last decade?

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
February 29, 2024 11:20 pm

Dot ..we could both waste so much time ..me mocking you…plenty of material to be sure but …in The Final Analysis wou;d it serve either of our ow n best interest?

MareeS
MareeS
February 29, 2024 11:27 pm

Bolton St was the address of the newspaper where I did my cadetship. It was a reputable masthead. The Bolton haunting these pages is feking blech. Scroll away.

MatrixTransform
February 29, 2024 11:30 pm

I LOVE Mathematics and the thing that pissses me off about myself is that I aint smart enough to soak it up like a sponge

I know bolt

my business partner took the early route to his engineering degree because he had a life with fewer challenges than I did
I had to take the long route

he’s mathematically theoretical
and I’m more of an applied kind of guy

we had a challenge recently:
given a horizontal tank with torospherical ends, using a pressure and temperature transmitter, work out how much diesel is in it
a problem which, is not entirely trivial

biz partner goes, “that’s non-linear because xyz. So I’m not sure what to do”
I go, ” oh yeah I get it , so it is … gimme a couple hours”

JC is absolutely convinced that everybody here except himself is a fraud

the man’s a moron who should wear nappies in public

MatrixTransform
February 29, 2024 11:35 pm

there’s more to bolt than there seems

if there’s blech … you might want to look to certain others here who’s incessant ragging is both infantile and pointless

just sayin’

Digger
Digger
February 29, 2024 11:40 pm

Siltstone
Feb 29, 2024 11:02 PM
Wally, try Pearns Steam Word, Westbury, Tasmania.

Yes, that is quite interesting with a large array of steam and internal combustion machinery. That is also only 30ks from my place in another direction from Exeter.

Top Ender
Top Ender
February 29, 2024 11:42 pm

Tasmania….has some good secondhand furniture shops if you avoid Hobart and Launie, where the princes are through the roof on anything made of solid timber.

Got a church pew 20 years back – solid Tasmanian Blackwood. Cost more to freight it to the mainland than to buy it.

Digger
Digger
February 29, 2024 11:45 pm

Museum of Old and New Art… which did my head in… rubbish.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
February 29, 2024 11:49 pm

Thanks Siltstone, I’ll tee it up!

MareeS
MareeS
February 29, 2024 11:59 pm

Matrix, JC, maths, music and language are the same. At least that’s how I have always found it, so they are all easy to understand. If you can get the structure of one, you can get them all.
For instance, written music is mathematical, and written shorthand is similar. Latin is a language based on a decimal structure, hence modern maths and western English.
Eastern Sanskrit-based languages, music, money are a different universe that I have not learned yet.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
March 1, 2024 12:09 am

Crossie
Feb 29, 2024 9:45 PM
Calli, if you are reading, please come back. I really appreciated you perspective on events and miss your down to earth approach to life.

If I recall correctly, her mum is not in good shape. Just leave it be.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 1, 2024 12:22 am

Letting this thread run until the Weekend OT.

Showing plenty of promise.

Crossie
Crossie
March 1, 2024 12:22 am

Rosie
Feb 29, 2024 10:59 PM
Looks the Sicilian oxalis crop will be a bountiful one this year.

It has also overtaken my veggie patch.

Crossie
Crossie
March 1, 2024 12:23 am

dover0beach
Mar 1, 2024 12:06 AM
Letting this thread run until the Weekend OT.

Thanks.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 1, 2024 12:25 am

Clover and ivy seem to have choked the oxalis at my place. I’m not sure that is progress.

JC
JC
March 1, 2024 12:26 am

Rent’s gone up, trans. 🙂

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
March 1, 2024 12:43 am

People just spin out with this dog.

I’ll mourn when he dies.

Cash 2.0 Great Dane meeting new people in Santa Monica 109

Alamak!
Alamak!
March 1, 2024 12:58 am

I am now also convinced dot is waiting in the same hotel carpark every Friday evening in the hopes of a dust up.

sad

. started a fight club but nobody will join.

MareeS
MareeS
March 1, 2024 1:38 am

Goodness. I have brought the spouse from our beach at Merewether to our friends’ beach at Noosa for a catch-up with old mates from newspaper days. And now all hell has broken loose at home, apparently.
Daughter is a national scheduling manager for an IT company, ran Rick Stein’s things at Port Stephen’s, Jerry Schwartz’s in the Hunter Valley, so you would think she could keep 5 cats, a moron Dashund, two Electus parrots under control?
Nup.
The olive python has gotten out of its place and onto one of the bird cages, the dog has gone nuts, and we are 800km away.
All yours, girl.

MareeS
MareeS
March 1, 2024 1:47 am

Can I take Lizzie’s spot of posting inconsequential stuff? I promise to do surf reports at 6am-ish every few mornings. Just to lighten things up after people get their boozy socks off overnight.

Alamak!
Alamak!
March 1, 2024 1:50 am

Can I take Lizzie’s spot of posting inconsequential stuff?

✔ ✔ ✔

John H.
John H.
March 1, 2024 1:52 am

Sending troops to Ukraine would risk provoking nuclear war, Putin tells Nato

He has to make that threat because otherwise NATO would be laughing at him.

Tom
Tom
March 1, 2024 1:52 am

No ‘toons again today as laptop settings problem persists.

Megan
Megan
March 1, 2024 2:01 am

Sorry the computer problems continue, Tom. I’ve been without reliable phone and internet for close to a week. I’ve got a hell of a lot more done with no scrolling or reading online though.

Hope it gets sorted soonest.

Rosie
Rosie
March 1, 2024 2:32 am

I’m safe in Siracusa. Not quite as touristy as Taormina though geared up enough for tourists.
Unlike Taormina South Asians are also running souvenir shops so like Palermo, the prices of fridge magnets are a little more competitive. I’m still not buying any.
Lots of tour groups here, including Japanese/Chinese? and Germans, whenever I see some older person wearing something really weird, I think German, and am usually right.
Happy with my place, not far from where I stayed in the old Jewish quarter last time, it’s in a tiny square, and I’m in the rear section of an ancient building, looks like ex warehouse, with two very high archs and the dark wooden floor and joists of upstairs for my ceiling. I was shoving my suitcase along thinking, this place better not be on the second floor, but bliss, a ground floor it was. Newly renovated it’s a bit dark and cave like but I’m happy.
The three storey palazzo across
the way is in a sorry state, most of the ceiling caved in, hopefully it’s on someone’s list to rebuilt.
And there is building renovation work going on around the island. Good to see.
Got a fright at the station, thought I’d be organised and get my train ticket for Pozzallo and the catamaran to Valletta on Monday now. The ticket clerk told me very firmly there were no trains to Pozzallo on Mondays (there was definitely one last year).
He then relented and told me there was a bus. 10.27, be there or be square.

JohnJJJ
JohnJJJ
March 1, 2024 2:56 am

work out how much diesel is in it

Weigh it
Hit with a hammer and listen for the change of note.
Find the person who filled it, offer him $20 to tell you.

132andBush
132andBush
March 1, 2024 3:27 am

I have a cunning plan.
Start suggesting that you are about to commit some horticultural travesty:-

“I am thinking about pruning [very sensitive plant] with [wrong tool] in [wrong season]“

The best way to prune roses is with a cordless chainsaw, change my mind.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 1, 2024 4:18 am

I went to the Bank the other Day and they said I could not Get A Mortgage as I didn’t qualify with my refusal to Own A Credit Card despite my Enviable Savings Record so I was rather dismayed.

Just say you are sovereign citizen.
Actually, yell it at them.
They’ll bend over backwards to help once you play that card.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 1, 2024 4:26 am

Twitter says the chief diversity officer at Columbia University is a big fat plagiarist too.
It seems like plagiarism is a prerequisite for these roles.

Gabor
Gabor
March 1, 2024 4:32 am

The best way to prune roses is with a cordless chainsaw

Agreed , but you are being too gentle.

I don’t think Callie is much of a rose admirer?

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 1, 2024 5:16 am

If you’re looking for a great, non-invasive plant for a back yard look no further than tiger grass.
It won’t take over & definitely will not turn into a pain in 3-4 years.

Rosie
Rosie
March 1, 2024 5:30 am

The best way to prune roses is with a cordless chainsaw, change my mind.

I use a cordless hedge trimmer, it does a great job especially with climbing roses.

Rosie
Rosie
March 1, 2024 5:33 am

Setting roses on fire is another great pruning method.

Dot
Dot
March 1, 2024 5:52 am

Just say you are sovereign citizen.
Actually, yell it at them.

I need to keep my motorcycle helmet on, tell them about my (((conveyance))) and write to them IN ALL CAPS, not just randomly capitalised words as proper nouns.

It’s a mark of refinement.

As is bashing lippy c$&@s in the aGravelly Beach Rod CarrPark.

Rosie
Rosie
March 1, 2024 6:16 am
Dot
Dot
March 1, 2024 6:28 am

5 cats, a moron Dashund

That’s a bad start, hope they all survive the jive.

Dot
Dot
March 1, 2024 6:34 am

I tell you what

It was an effort, but I managed to grow a mandarin and lime tree in heavy, compacted kaolin clay.

I’m the world champion street fighter and gardener.

Come at me Clive Blazey, you white dog!

Rosie
Rosie
March 1, 2024 6:38 am

My landlords have posted admonitions to respect the neighbours.
Unfortunately the neighbours aren’t respecting the visitors.
Massive barney going on outside my door, with things being thrown.
I’m going to myob.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 1, 2024 7:08 am

Testing.

Testing.

Hello?

Is this thing on?

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
March 1, 2024 7:12 am

As a climate scientist, I’m not surprised by the bushfires. What I am is exhausted.

Umm, why would she be exhausted? Enviro science isn’t exactly taxing.

Yeah you are outside and may have to walk a but there’s no way Dr hyphen would be doing the dirty work. In fact she is very coy about her Bio before 2010 where she got her Phd, so at 40yo that leaves 6 years in-between leaving Uni at around 21yo and her Phd. Fair enough looks like academia was her path, mine was different. However I’d wager her practical/industry experience is light to none and it shows with glib statements like this.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 1, 2024 7:14 am

Watching a bit of Jimmy Dore this morning talking about voters in Illinois choosing not to vote for Biden – damn, is he wedded to the conviction that what is happening in Gaza is a genocide.

rugbyskier
rugbyskier
March 1, 2024 7:21 am

In Tom’s computer-enforced absence:

Johannes Leak

rugbyskier
rugbyskier
March 1, 2024 7:23 am
Crossie
Crossie
March 1, 2024 7:24 am

Rosie
Mar 1, 2024 5:33 AM
Setting roses on fire is another great pruning method.

Oh Rosie, so cruel to your own kind.

Crossie
Crossie
March 1, 2024 7:26 am

Rugbyskier, many thanks.

rugbyskier
rugbyskier
March 1, 2024 7:26 am

I gather from the US cartoons that a young woman was murdered by an illegal immigrant:

AF Branco

Tom Stiglich

Steve Kelley

Rosie
Rosie
March 1, 2024 7:26 am

It’s a bit like parts of Naples here, ground floor windows are small or non existent so people sit with their front doors open and you can see into their little kitchens so no wonder arguments end up spilling on the street with neighbours getting involved.
When it’s warmer they obviously sit outside as the little square has tables and chairs set up.
Not something that would thrill me.
All quiet now.

johanna
johanna
March 1, 2024 7:27 am

Thanks, skier! It’s a corker.

You won’t get calli back by describing the mutilation of roses. Once established, they are almost unkillable except by pests or poison.

I miss her too, but she does have family matters to attend to ATM and hopefully is just taking a break from the bearpit.

Rosie
Rosie
March 1, 2024 7:28 am

It’s for their own good Crossie.

rugbyskier
rugbyskier
March 1, 2024 7:28 am
rugbyskier
rugbyskier
March 1, 2024 7:29 am
rugbyskier
rugbyskier
March 1, 2024 7:30 am
rugbyskier
rugbyskier
March 1, 2024 7:33 am

Just a few to keep everyone happy until Tom is back on board.

Dot
Dot
March 1, 2024 7:34 am

I once grafted strawberries onto tomatoes, which can live forever as long as the frost doesn’t get to them.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 1, 2024 7:38 am

I heard Hannibal crossed the Alps with elephants – and got mountains that never forget.

Cross breeding and grafting is a miraculous thing.

johanna
johanna
March 1, 2024 7:46 am

Dave Myers, half of the Hairy Bikers, brown bread from cancer at 68.

He came across as a normal, authentic type of bloke, no pretentious cheffery there. But he was a pretty good cook of non-cheffy food – the kind ordinary people would enjoy.

RIP Dave.

Rosie
Rosie
March 1, 2024 7:47 am

I’ve lost a few grafted roses, all that’s left is the root stock which has shot. I should get rid of them.

Dot
Dot
March 1, 2024 7:48 am

As a climate scientist, I’m not surprised by the bushfires. What I am is exhausted.

Umm, why would she be exhausted? Enviro science isn’t exactly taxing.

Wait until she qualifies her statements as a mother.

Then there is no comeback.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 1, 2024 7:54 am

I heard Hannibal crossed the Alps with elephants

The hills have eyes.

Dot
Dot
March 1, 2024 7:56 am

Speaking of chefs

One of the best episodes of Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares was when he helped a flaky Scottish single mother who had a vegetarian cafe in Paris, with the crazy South American chef.

Ramsey got simple mass produced down to earth food, all with profitability in mind.

It was the first time I thought vegetarian food looked palatable.

The Scottish grandad who was bankrolling the operation had to pull the pin eventually. It’s like his daughter wanted to fail. She had been gifted a turn key business, all she had to do was turn up.

She ended up putting a cracking young apprentice chef from Scotland out of work as well as a reliable French mother who did prep early.

F$&@ing disgusting and bang out of order!

Crossie
Crossie
March 1, 2024 8:00 am

Johannes is brilliant this morning as usual and I rather like Steven Kelly’s one from the American cartoonists.

Dot
Dot
March 1, 2024 8:00 am

I heard Hannibal crossed the Alps with elephants

I crossbred Venus Fly Traps and roses.

It was a bad idea.

Crossie
Crossie
March 1, 2024 8:04 am

Rosie
Mar 1, 2024 7:47 AM
I’ve lost a few grafted roses, all that’s left is the root stock which has shot. I should get rid of them.

I have a grafted rose that keeps issuing shoots from the root stock which I have to cut back every few weeks. It’s such a waste of the plant’s energy on a non-productive activity though it probably doesn’t think so which is why it does it.

Crossie
Crossie
March 1, 2024 8:06 am

Dot
Mar 1, 2024 8:00 AM

I crossbred Venus Fly Traps and roses.

It was a bad idea.

And you got triffids, so that’s how it happened.

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 1, 2024 8:14 am

Love reading your travelogue Rosie. Only been as far south in Italy as Naples which is amazing. So OLD. Also very rough and tough. Def want to do Sicily sometime.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 1, 2024 8:14 am

Crosse beat me to it, Dot.

Triffids.

I have heard they are blindingly beautiful.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 1, 2024 8:17 am

For some reason auto-corrupt changes ‘Crossie’ to ‘Crossie’.

Could be worse. Could change it to Caruso.

What with today being ‘Friday’ and all.

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 1, 2024 8:21 am

Seems hamarse have a chance in Grooming Gangs Town.

Crossie
Crossie
March 1, 2024 8:35 am

lotocoti
Mar 1, 2024 8:21 AM
Seems hamarse have a chance in Grooming Gangs Town.

Why are those buildings still standing?

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 1, 2024 8:37 am

The western political establishment stopped pretending to be nice around 8 years ago. The gloves are off. As far as they are concerned citizens are subjects and should only be allowed to vote for approved candidates. Just like the Soviet union.

Roger
Roger
March 1, 2024 8:39 am

When you tolerate the intolerant:

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has a round the clock police protection team of 15 officers, security normally provided only to royalty and senior cabinet members, due to threats on his life from Islamists.

johanna
johanna
March 1, 2024 8:40 am

Entitlement mentality gone wild. Apparently, taxpayers should subsidise this woman being able to keep her dog comfortable:

Jessica Gerstenmayer leaves the air conditioning running for hours when she is not at home on a hot summer’s day so her dog does not overheat.

While it means she pays more on energy bills for her 1970s home in Mildura, she estimates the installation of energy efficiency upgrades like insulation will cost between $3,000 to $6,000, which she said were out of reach.

Living in a north-west Victorian town, where summer temperatures regularly hit the mid-40 degree Celsius mark, Ms Gerstenmayer was frustrated there was no government support available.

“They go on about greenhouse gases and reducing your power and energy and that sort of stuff, but then there’s nothing there [for insulation discounts],” she said.

“It’s not a cheap thing to do. It does get frustrating.”

Well, how about a subsidised electro-cooled pony harness. With fuel injection. Fuel injection.

(H/T Uncle Frank/Flo and Eddie – Mothers Live at Fillmore East)

Sheesh.

Indolent
Indolent
March 1, 2024 8:45 am

Dr. Phil exposes ‘The View’ and other media responsible for lockdown harms to our kids

America experimented with the lives of millions of children during the pandemic and sacrificed their mental health to satiate adults’ fears.

I’d amend that to deliberately ginned up adults’ fears.

Dot
Dot
March 1, 2024 8:49 am

A classic from the mental health ward that is Medium.

https://aninjusticemag.com/the-chronicles-of-narnia-dont-deserve-a-spot-on-21st-century-bookshelves-7b58d10151f9

The Chronicles of Narnia Doesn’t Deserve a Spot On 21st Century Bookshelves

The beloved children’s series has aged like milk

Classic literature passes the test of time by continuing to speak good, powerful lessons on important issues that do not go away. In The Odyssey, we are captured by the overwhelming desire to get home. In Hamlet, we are torn by indecision. For Whom the Bell Tolls tells us of the plight of the rebel.
There may be elements of the story that no longer apply to today’s world or that no longer fit in it. Odysseus had slaves, women couldn’t act in Elizabethan England, and Hemingway was a misogynist. But these things can be cut away or treated as useful, largely innocuous pieces of historical information. They could even be details that draw more meaning from the text and inform us of why our society is the way it is.
In The Chronicles of Narnia, though, these flaws in the books’ message are not harmless. If the Christian metaphor and the 1950s-style sexism and racism aren’t enough to strip the title of “classic literature” from The Chronicles, then the virulent Islamophobia in this children’s series should be. Worse, the anti-Muslim attitude cannot be cut from the series.
It is the series.
It is the lesson being taught.
Narnia is not just about getting Christian concepts like faith and providence in front of malleable children; it is also about sowing the seeds of distrust and disdain of Muslims and their Islamic faith.

That has no place in modern society.

Unless you’re some ultra-right-wing Christian nationalist. Then they’re perfect. Put these seven between your Bible and The Turner Diaries.

The Christian allegories of Narnia include lots of Muslim bashing

C.S. Lewis claimed that he did not set out to make The Chronicles of Narnia a Christian allegory, but that the religious element “pushed itself in of its own accord.”

If you read them in the order in which they were written or published, you can tell.

….

No, we’re not paying for the rest of this trash.

——————-

I have worked with decent Muslims. I’m sorry but who bombed the World Trade Centre? Islam deserves criticism until it can tolerate a secular government.

From the Fandom page:

Calormenes who did good in the name of Tash were really honoring Aslan; likewise, Narnians who did evil in Aslan’s name were in actuality serving Tash. This is made clear in The Last Battle, in which Emeth, an honest Calormene soldier, enters Aslan’s Country.

What this leftist nutjob is saying is that if you criticise Islam, you’re a “Christian nationalist”.

It’s a bit like believing in the integrity of Sam Dastyari or that Islam must be tolerated but your atheism means Christians should be mocked.

Roger
Roger
March 1, 2024 8:50 am

As far as they are concerned citizens are subjects and should only be allowed to vote for approved candidates. Just like the Soviet union.

Citizenship is also under attack by those engaged in identity politics, who seek special privileges over and above those that apply to the majority of citizens, claiming to be oppressed by that majority. It’s a variant of neo-Marxism, with minorities substituted for the proletariat as the vanguard of revolutionary consciousness.

Indolent
Indolent
March 1, 2024 8:53 am

Canada scores world record for organ donation euthanasia

The Church defends its hospitals against mandatory euthanasia.

An odd way to spell murder.

johanna
johanna
March 1, 2024 8:54 am

I don’t know anything about guns – could those who do comment on this piece from TheirABC about the weapons being used in tribal fighting in PNG?

In it are details of a 2004 national audit that found less than half of the 2,300 M16s delivered to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) in the 1980s and 1990s remained in state armouries.

The report was published in 2005 and at the time noted “soldiers and police provided the most destructive firearms used in crime and conflict in PNG”.

Alpers said the majority of these weapons were obtained through “leaks” from state-owned stocks.

Nearly 20 years later, looking at several videos of the Ambulin tribe, Alpers said there were some notable changes, including a willingness to waste ammunition by firing weapons into the sky, a resource that was once scarce in the highlands.

“The ammunition is much more available now by the sound of it,” he said.

“The dynamics of ammunition supply in the highlands seems to have changed and that has lifted a lid on the potential for more lethal violence.”

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 1, 2024 8:55 am

johanna
Mar 1, 2024 8:40 AM

A couple of points.

The lady is a mong.
But not as big a mong as the government which has for more than a decade boasted about “free power from renew-balls” while gifting us massive power price increases.

Indolent
Indolent
March 1, 2024 9:04 am
Indolent
Indolent
March 1, 2024 9:05 am
Makka
Makka
March 1, 2024 9:12 am

In it are details of a 2004 national audit that found less than half of the 2,300 M16s delivered to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) in the 1980s and 1990s remained in state armouries.

In the mid 80’s I was working in Lae. Behind where I lived was a big vacant block, high grass and scrub. This was the time when Friday was “dry” in PNG. To put a brake on those who blew their pay on South Pacific beer instead of feeding their families. It was a regular event say once a month, a cop wagon would set up in that space and flog off confiscated stolen goods and also firearms – to “rascals”. Then one such night a heavy duty Army outfit from POM raided the place and beat the living shyte out of all the cops as well as making other raids around town nabbing them and various senior officers for transport back to POM. Nothing in the papers.

Us expats always suspected ADF involvement. Locals provided the muscle but it was organised too well for them to put it all together.

johanna
johanna
March 1, 2024 9:15 am

What a fustercluck:

German frigate inadvertently attempted to shoot down a U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drone on Tuesday night, but the American aircraft was saved by the German’s missiles malfunctioning and falling harmlessly into the sea.

Serious issues are implied for NATO military cooperation and capability after it was revealed one of Germany’s top warships wasn’t informed a U.S. drone was operating in its area, attempted to shoot it down, and failed.

They can’t even do friendly fire properly. Meanwhile, Europe is shipping its hardware and ordnance to Ukraine willy nilly.

Maybe that’s why Ukraine is losing.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 1, 2024 9:19 am

Im sure this new law fart wont have any unintended consequences at all.
Not even one.
Never happen.

The Queensland government is planning to introduce new “police efficiency” laws that would empower officers to issue on-the-spot year-long domestic violence protection orders, amid ongoing political pressure to devote more frontline resources to youth crime.

Documents leaked to Guardian Australia show the state intends to announce police “modernisation measures” in mid-March, including legislative amendments allowing officers to impose immediate protection orders for up to 12 months without having to make an application to a court.


I suspect this will be a a simple tick box “which one has a cock”

A consultation document – which has not been publicly released – says a trial of the new measures would include “safeguards” designed to prevent misidentification of the person most in need of protection.

Yup, no chance of abuse at all

“Cross orders” – a process where both parties are made subject to conditions, which has proved problematic in the past – would not be allowed.

In effect the cops can impose this without judicial review of any sort.

johanna
johanna
March 1, 2024 9:29 am

Taylor Swift’s managers sure know how to maximise the bucks with minimal effort:

Tens of thousands of Swifties are flying into Singapore over the next week because of a deal the city-state government struck to be the only South-East Asia country to host Taylor Swift.

Fresh off her record-breaking seven-night tour in Melbourne and Sydney, the pop queen is doing six sold-out shows at Singapore’s national stadium.

It will match the run that British rock group Coldplay did at the same venue in January.

But the singer-songwriter’s appeal is so great that the taxpayers of Singapore are paying to ensure she only plays there, much to the chagrin of fans in neighbouring countries.

The slate of shows will bring a financial windfall for hotels, restaurants and airlines.

But it has meant fans from Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines have had little choice but to fork out thousands of dollars in flights and accommodation to see their idol.

A weird thing about this story is a photo of female fans wearing hijabs. Surely the scantily-clad pop star is haram?

Roger
Roger
March 1, 2024 9:30 am

In effect the cops can impose this without judicial review of any sort.

I’m sure the LNP will vociferously object to this.

[sarc]

dopey
dopey
March 1, 2024 9:32 am

ABC: “Dozens of people killed while waiting for aid in Gaza, local officials say.” A stampede is just filling in time I suppose.

Roger
Roger
March 1, 2024 9:40 am

…allowing officers to impose immediate protection orders for up to 12 months without having to make an application to a court.

I suspect this legislation, if passed, would fall foul of Queensland’s Human Rights Act, which guarantees the right to a fair hearing.

What good is a Bill of Rights?

Ask a citizen going up against the overreaching power of executive government.

Makka
Makka
March 1, 2024 9:43 am

Shuffling along like an escapee from the aged care home;

Sara Rose ???
@saras76
Biden thinks he’s at the Gaza/Medico border. He’s so f*cking lost.

https://twitter.com/saras76/status/1763301116840751578

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