Open Thread – Weekend 2 March 2024


Dulce Domum, John Atkinson Grimshaw, 1885

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Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 2, 2024 12:09 am

BAM.

Bruce in WA
March 2, 2024 12:09 am

Good evening

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 2, 2024 12:11 am

This thread is unfortunately dedicated to the MX5, long since confined to the dustbin of history. Or so certain people thought.

Earlier:

Part-time bovver boy, earlier:

Apparently, my Mazda MX5 was parked on Park Street

Your MX5?

Your what?

Do you mean…. your Miata?

Oh my lord.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 2, 2024 12:12 am

A snappy inch of rain in four or five minutes in D-Town.

Send ‘er down, Hughie.

Dot
Dot
March 2, 2024 12:14 am

Check out Lars von Retriever’s “North Korean Army Band” videos.

“I want to break free” is exceptionally well done – it fooled a TV station here or there, say so the comments.

Rabz
March 2, 2024 12:25 am

Do not ever forget, Cats – Pol Dot is the Svengali behind this classic

Let’s not have any cheap shots about existing in a Kampuchean jungle, I recommends ya! 🙂

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 2, 2024 12:28 am

Another MX5 driver.

Oh dearie me.

To be continued. Immense comedy value beckons.

MareeS
MareeS
March 2, 2024 12:40 am

Knuckle Dragger, we loaned $6k to our daughter for a 1998 MX5 British racing green, beautiful vehicle.

This was in 2019. Two days later she smashed it into my car in our driveway,.

She was working for Rick Stein at the time, managing his restaurant at Port Stephen’s, and we had to buy her a little second-hand Honda Jazz for the time being, it was actually a pretty car, and I kept it for a while after the Mazda went back on the road,,l

Dot
Dot
March 2, 2024 12:43 am

The Way, All Star or Its All Been Done is more like it for from that time Rabz you goon.

Quite frankly I thought I was going to see Kim Wilde crawling around in sweat and body paint.

MareeS
MareeS
March 2, 2024 12:45 am

Of course we never saw the $6k.

MareeS
MareeS
March 2, 2024 12:53 am

Anyway, the MX5 is now a rally car, we sold. It to the son of a sailing mate. Spouse and he sail a nice 38ft timber schooner, they have gone to Hobart a few times.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 2, 2024 1:14 am

There are 17 and a half MILLION different combinations of three letters, three numerals.
Go three numerals before the letters, there’s 17 million more again.
Go letter letter, numeral numeral, letter letter like the poms, and there’s 45 million.
And yet we’re stuck with WA transport issuing all sorts of narrow profile plates, fancy flat plates, plates polluted with frangipanis and zodiac symbols, 80’s Eagles logos- and daftest of all, grey on black, or red on black, almost impossible for your average propositioned schoolkid or dingle victim to get a quick read of.
I shouldn’t be surprised that there are duplications, to boot.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 2, 2024 1:26 am

WA shire plates have two letters, a “big spot” – which apparently bamboozles the AI digital photo readers and are being recalled- and numbers after. I’ve had my shire plates since my first car, last century. I’m so old when I can remember when it was quite a show when getting new wheels to get new plates and a new loooong number- now the inverse is trendy, the children of regional relocators put dibs on their grandparents shire plates so that they can show off VP.4 or WM.38 on their 2021 Toyotas. AU.29845 just doesn’t cut the same dash on the bypass or Maccas drive-thru.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 2, 2024 1:30 am

Correction- the two-letter abbreviations were not from shires, but rather road boards, precursors of the PWD and then statewide Main Roads.
Three-letter combos came later, some for clarity with newly gazetted shires, some with mergers of depopulated shires. The spots aren’t as big, but still bug the traffic cops.

Salvatore, Iron Publican
March 2, 2024 1:33 am

Wally: I’ve read a few articles on the internet tonight, thus in my new capacity of friggin expert on number plates, I unprompted share with you my newly gained wisdom;

In Australia vehicles are registered, as opposed to being licenced. (Yeah, that had me reaching for the heftiest volume of the paper/dead tree dictionary I can lay my hands on)

Apparently that is the reason behind why state government zombies who’ve been shoved sideways into the dept of selecting number plate combinations – as opposed to licence plate combinations – manage to sometimes have the same number plates in circulation in different states.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 2, 2024 1:59 am

Funnily enough I know two people who have tried on the “sovereign citizen” routine when pulled over. ie more than try it on, dedicated off-grid wild types.
One of them has basically got away with it so far, maybe because he’s in the hills, doesn’t do many miles anyway and the local coppers can’t be arsed filing the paperwork.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 2, 2024 2:04 am

It’s probably the work of a milisecond for ststes to get their databases together and work out what duplicates they have- but then what, how to recall them, esp in a live digital system where at any second a car could cop a speeding fine, parking ticket, or toll?

Once I was tempted to buy a private plate combo which would reproduce a very old plate from a now obsolete road board, but I thought nah can’t be bothered being one of those guys to the tune of $500.
Years ago I bought MF 135 to put on my Massey Ferguson… it was $310 then, but I was young and drunk on MultiPower.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 2, 2024 2:06 am

More important things… Mutt Of The Weekend.
Good long legs, long snout and soft ears- described as smart and smoochy, he’d be a lurcher for sure.

rosie
rosie
March 2, 2024 2:31 am

Sirausa.
Definitely on my favourites list.
Had a coffee and a cornetto intergrale around the corner from my apartment after paying a visit to the handy church of St Philip the Apostle.
The rugged up little very old lady hogging the only regular table and chairs at the cafe turned out to be a Londoner out visiting her son who has lived here for over forty years, told me it had rained in London for four months straight.
She was having a nice cup of tea before unenthusiastically heading out for lunch with the family, she was prepared to eat chicken.
You eat what you like when you’re 92.
I decided to circumnavigate Ortigia, so to speak, on this fine sunshiny day, got lunch at the famous sandwich place in the market, I guess it was worth the 20 minute wait.
The harbour side of Ortigia to the right of Fascist Avenue is where most of the eateries are, it’s much more sheltered from the wind.
I thought the peninsula was a military zone but turns out that’s only one building, there’s actually a castle called Castello Maniace, named after the Byzantine general who took Siracusa back from the Arabs in 1038.
The limestone castle was built in the 12 and 13th century, you can walk the rampants and the moat, as well as visiting the gunnery and a beautiful great hall. €5 entry.
Walked past the Jewish ritual baths, last guided tour for the day was at 13.00 and I dont suppose they do them on Saturdays so that might have to be another time.
Watched grey clouds chasing over the bay as I walked around the castle, just started to spit as I walked down the narrow lane to mine.
All was quiet, not a soul to be seen.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 2, 2024 2:35 am

If I were Dutton, I would put on a Saturday presser every week outside any bankrupted business, closed craft brewery, shut pub, mothballed power station- even an empty Air B&B- and say
“This place was once a business, an employer, a producer, but now it has been taxed out of existence. Any questions?”

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
March 2, 2024 2:39 am
rosie
rosie
March 2, 2024 3:00 am
Salvatore, Iron Publican
March 2, 2024 3:01 am

If I were Dutton, I would put on a Saturday presser every week outside any bankrupted business, closed craft brewery, shut pub, mothballed power station- even an empty Air B&B– and say
“This place was once a business, an employer, a producer, but now it has been taxed out of existence. Any questions?”

Anywhere people had jobs.

rosie
rosie
March 2, 2024 3:28 am

Imshin points out that the segment was rehearsed because a Gazan child would say Shekel not dinar.
starving in Nike

rosie
rosie
March 2, 2024 3:29 am

And he’s clearly well nourished.

rosie
rosie
March 2, 2024 3:39 am
rosie
rosie
March 2, 2024 3:45 am
rosie
rosie
March 2, 2024 3:46 am
Tom
Tom
March 2, 2024 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
March 2, 2024 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
March 2, 2024 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
March 2, 2024 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
March 2, 2024 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
March 2, 2024 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
March 2, 2024 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
March 2, 2024 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
March 2, 2024 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
March 2, 2024 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
March 2, 2024 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
March 2, 2024 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
March 2, 2024 4:12 am
feelthebern
feelthebern
March 2, 2024 4:56 am

I have no bad feelings towards the Russian people

Over the past two years individual Russian athletes have been put through the wringer by various sporting bodies.
It is a disgrace.
A shameful episode that will be glossed over once a deal is done to carve up Ukraine.

John H.
John H.
March 2, 2024 5:21 am

Alzheimer’s Might Not Actually Be a Brain Disease, Expert Reveals

This is an interesting idea. There certainly is an important immune component. Chicken, egg, don’t know.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 2, 2024 5:23 am

This George Galloway win in the UK by-election is very interesting.
The establishment line is that that the Labour chap would have won if he wasn’t dis-endorsed by the party for anti-semitic comments.
Maybe.
Others are saying that was a convenient excuse for Labour as they were going to have a massive swing against them anyway according to polling before the dis-endorsement.
The general election later this year will show which narrative is more correct.

If you’re a loud mouth with some form of profile/recognition anywhere on the political spectrum this is the election to try your chances.
Usually the Brit’s first past the post system favours the bigger parties.
Maybe because how little trust the punters have in the establishment, they’ll be a rack of independents getting up.
Sure the Tories are going to get smashed.
And maybe Labor ends up with an Albo style one/two seat majority.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 2, 2024 5:28 am

Some people just lose the genetic lottery.
But for many, too much sugar, not enough animal fat & too little exercise.
This is why peoples brains are deteriorating.

John H.
John H.
March 2, 2024 5:31 am

feelthebern
Mar 2, 2024 5:23 AM
This George Galloway win in the UK by-election is very interesting. …
.

A few days ago I watched a vid by a Brit who walked through a number of British cities. The decline is sad. Britain has huge problems with no obvious solutions. Other analyses I’ve come across paint a very gloomy future. It seems no-one has any idea about how Britain can recover.

John H.
John H.
March 2, 2024 5:35 am

feelthebern
Mar 2, 2024 5:28 AM
Some people just lose the genetic lottery.
But for many, too much sugar, not enough animal fat & too little exercise.
This is why peoples brains are deteriorating.

APOE 4 carriers are big genetic lottery losers. Not just for dementia, also obesity, diabetes, and CVD.
Most people have plenty of animal fat but too often oxidized animal fat. Too much sugar and too little exercise are the big ones.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 2, 2024 6:28 am

The witchdoctor will see you now.

EXPOSED: The witch doctors scamming Brits with terminal cancer and promising £3,000 cure (1 Mar)

A six-month undercover investigation by the Express has found gravely ill patients across the country are being targeted by witch doctors and “healers” claiming cancer is a result of black magic which can only be undone by spells – costing as much as £3,000.

From Cornwall to Belfast ‘healers’ promising to deliver impossible results to the most vulnerable were adept at promoting themselves in ways which would be harder to detect by authorities and harnessed the likes of Facebook and Instagram to reach a larger audience.

I suppose in part it’s due to the medical profession losing trust – not helped by supposed scientific things like masks and lockdowns which made things worse not better. And the climate screeching turns off the punters too. On the other hand in certain communities long traditions are very hard to get rid of – like out own aboriginal people. I wonder if this stuff is prevalent in some of our immigrant communities?

MareeS
MareeS
March 2, 2024 6:43 am

Love your art, Dover. One day, put up something by John Frederick Church. His waterfalls are lovely.

Rosie
Rosie
March 2, 2024 6:49 am

The article is full of references to Indian names, it’s got nothing to do with Covid.
It’s a serious problem imported with Indian immigrants.
the dark side of India where a witchdoctor’s word means death

Perfidious Albino
Perfidious Albino
March 2, 2024 7:14 am

Leak – brutally accurate.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 2, 2024 7:23 am

It’s Official: We Can Pretty Much Treat Covid Like the Flu Now. Here’s a Guide.
New guidelines from the CDC Friday bring Covid precautions in line with with those of other respiratory viruses

https://www.wsj.com/health/wellness/covid-guidelines-2024-cdc-symptoms-contagious-cdefb6b8

Tried to cut & paste the lot but it was eaten.
Clearly Dover has the Sancho plug in stopping more than two paragraphs being posted.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
March 2, 2024 7:28 am

The US court is talking talking talking about alleged misbehaviour of Fani Willis when it should be just chucking the fake case against Trump out.

Buccaneer
Buccaneer
March 2, 2024 7:35 am

If Alzheimers is an autoimmune disease, then add it to the raft of autoimmune diseases plaguing modern life. Allergies have exploded and diet alone, I don’t think can explain it. What coincides with this rise is the over sanitation of food and general life. Every time you ingest a sanitiser, you’re antagonising your micro biome. Some will die but others will survive but be forced to enact a defence mechanism. We see those defence mechanisms in nature as a biofilm. What if many of these diseases are caused by us provoking a defence mechanism in our micro biome? Perhaps among the billions of microbes, some defend themselves by manipulating our immune system?

Use traditional soap, sparingly, reconsider all your personal hygiene habits to reduce the amount of sanitation you are exposed to, processed food is sanitised heavily, that’s why it’s a risk factor, eat less salt and cured meats.

Dot
Dot
March 2, 2024 7:41 am

If Alzheimers is an autoimmune disease, then add it to the raft of autoimmune diseases plaguing modern life. Allergies have exploded and diet alone, I don’t think can explain it.

Perhaps this is an explanation:

We’re still adapting to some foods. Adaptation is worth it, but it has costs.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 2, 2024 7:48 am

That sound you hear is the beep and buzz of deleting information. And the whirr of shredders. Michael Warner reporting on something other than sport in the Hun:

Daniel Andrews has been ­ordered to hand over his personal telephone and credit card records relating to a Blairgowrie car crash involving a teenage cyclist.

The former premier was personally served with a ­Supreme Court subpoena ­outside his Mulgrave home last week.

The subpoena requires Mr Andrews to produce a series of documents relating to the day Ryan Meuleman – then 15 – was struck by the Andrews’ family car in January 2013.

It can be revealed Mr Andrews has engaged Arnold Bloch Leibler to represent him in the case – the same law firm his former government used to broker a massive taxpayer-funded compensation deal over the shock cancellation of the Commonwealth Games.

ABL is also acting for the former premier’s wife, Catherine Andrews, who was driving at the time of the crash.

ABL was approached for comment about the subpoena but did not respond.

The phone records will be relied upon as part of a damages action launched by Ryan’s lawyers to ascertain who Mr Andrews called in the aftermath of the near-fatal crash, including whether he spoke to his then chief of staff – current Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Brett Curran.

Mr Curran has declined to clarify if he received a call from Mr Andrews from the scene of the smash.

Victoria Police, the Traffic Accident Commission, state treasury office and the triple-0 operator have also been slapped with subpoenas.

Ryan’s legal team accused law firm Slater & Gordon, which acted for him in the aftermath of the crash, of failing to conduct “a full and proper investigation into the circumstances” of the collision.

The Labor-aligned practice is accused of failing to act in Ryan’s best interests and breaching its duty of care and obligations to him when negotiating his $80,000 TAC compensation payout.

Mr and Mrs Andrews have always maintained Ryan’s bike “T-boned” their Ford Territory, while Ryan insists the ­Andrews’ car was “speeding” and “seemed to come out of nowhere” when he was struck 17m from the Melbourne Rd and Ridley St corner.

Secret police photographs uncovered by the Herald Sun in November 2022 supported Ryan’s claims, revealing extensive damage to the front of the car and its windscreen.

In April last year, the Herald Sun revealed an Ambulance Victoria report detailed the car “struck” Ryan while “travelling at 40 to 60km/h”.

The “Patient Care Report” – made by paramedics who ­attended the crash and buried for a decade – was at odds with the ­Andrews’ claims they came to a “complete stop” and “turned right from a stationary ­position” just ­“moments” before the collision.

Police failed to use breathalysers at the scene.

Questions have been raised about why Mr Andrews removed the car from the scene before crucial evidence could be gathered, prompting calls by a former Victorian crown prosecutor for a fresh review of the case.

Dr Raymond Shuey – the state’s former assistant commissioner for traffic and operations who says the Victoria Police investigation failed to meet 12 “critical” standards – has been engaged by Ryan’s lawyers as an expert witness.

Former chief commissioner Kel Glare has also said he does not believe “proper procedure” was followed.

Claims Mr Andrews told a witness his family had been having lunch at the “sailing club” prior to the crash have also been referred to Victoria’s anti-corruption commission. The Andrews say they were returning to their holiday rental after a visit to the beach.

Such is Andrews’ megalomania that some people could end up suffering unfortunate accidents.

bons
bons
March 2, 2024 8:00 am

Ben Garrison

Nothing could better express contempt for the McConnell rodent rhan his brilliant cartoon. ‘Water boy’. Perfect.

He still has eight months to poop in the Republicans nest. The English language lacks expressions adequate to defame this creature.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
March 2, 2024 8:06 am

MareeS Mar 2, 2024 12:40 AM

Knuckle Dragger, we loaned $6k to our daughter for a 1998 MX5 British racing green, beautiful vehicle.

Ha. Same colour as ours.

Zafiro
Zafiro
March 2, 2024 8:10 am

eat less salt and cured meats.

Eat more salt I reckon. The nanowrigglers don’t like it. Less salami? On ya bike!

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
March 2, 2024 8:12 am

No way Dan Andrews still has same phone from 2013.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
March 2, 2024 8:13 am

An a manual Jazz has a lovely gearbox, too…

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 2, 2024 8:15 am

The human body is pretty good at processing/using naturally occurring salts & sugars.
It’s the processing & refining that’s the problem.

An orange is good.
Orange juice is liquid poison.
A steak is good.
Cooking it in canola oil & covering it with salt is not.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
March 2, 2024 8:16 am

Just want to say Rosie’s travel adventure is one I envy. Should be a travel writer or putting together a book of some sort.

Well done.

Dot
Dot
March 2, 2024 8:17 am

Orange juice is liquid poison.

Calm down liver king. Eat a pre industrialised diet and you’ll be fine.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 2, 2024 8:19 am

Dot, don’t drink your sugar!

Hugh
Hugh
March 2, 2024 8:20 am

Eat more salt I reckon.

👍

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 2, 2024 8:20 am

When they start consuming their own. Absolute phrasing in the context of the article from Daily Telegraph:

The jaunty rainbow-hued facade of a unified Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras community was shattered last week when rival factions within the organisation went to war over the NSW Police’s involvement in this weekend’s Mardi Gras parade.

Within 48 hours of the Mardi Gras board’s Monday announcement it had banned NSW Police involvement in this year’s street parade in the aftermath of the deaths of gay couple Jesse Baird and Luke Davies, who were allegedly killed by an obsessive fantasist who happened to be a police officer, the board had removed itself from its own Mardi Gras website.

This decision to take directors’ names offline — believed to be the first time this has occurred in the history of the organisation — is said to have been prompted by a tidal wave of online abuse directed at the 12 or so board members.

It furthermore provides insight into the discord that rattled the body during an intense week.

Historically anti-LGBTQIA+ online abuse might be expected to come from members of the broader — and presumably straighter and less tolerant — community, but those assuming this to be the case last week were given pause for thought on Thursday when it emerged the board’s loudest and most vocal critic concerning the about-face on the police ban is LGBTQIA+ protest group Pride in Protest.

With their slogan “No Cops, No Bigots”, Pride in Protest, which calls itself a “grassroots political organisation focusing on queer liberation”, has long campaigned against police authority.

On Thursday it made the Mardi Gras board its latest target by calling for the board to be sacked over its reversal of the ban, which will now see officers march out of uniform.

Describing the Mardi Gras board as “transphobic and rightwing”, it further took a swipe at Mardi Gras after the organisation reminded parade participants to have legal ID at hand during the event.

Hotbed issues for Pride in Protest include the legalisation of all drugs, the decriminalisation of sex work and the abolition of police.

Mardi Gras insiders on Friday described Pride in Protest, which has 5.6k Facebook followers, as a “disruptive”, “anti-conservative”, “puritanical” minority group whose members could well be described as “vigilante disrupters”.

A video posted to the group’s Facebook account shows its youthful members drowning out a police officer by talking over them at an Inner West Council meeting on February 6.

“Pride in Protest might well be Australia’s most anti-inclusive faction,” said one sane older head and former board member.

“Of course the Mardi Gras board has always been divided. They have a high turnover of board and committee members and have long been divided over many issues – corporate sponsorships, government involvement, the pink dollar — and anything relating to police.

“Every victory to build the event and grow it has been hard won … even within … but the events of this week show they are battling new issues internally.”

Insiders last week said the issues that divided the Mardi Gras board during the talks with police may have been hindered by the fact that some board members are also Pride in Protest members.

They added there is a growing apprehension Pride in Protest has designs on overthrowing the current board and seizing control for its radical members.

“Mardi Gras is a member-based organisation. Winning a spot on the board comes down to a popularity competition, nothing more. It’s not skills based.

“If Pride in Protest gets the numbers, the incumbents will be out the door and they will reshape the organisation.”

During the pandemic in 2021, Pride in Protest memorably split with Mardi Gras organisers over the parade route.

Rather than join a police-sanctioned parade held within the confines of the Sydney Cricket Ground, the protest group conducted its own parade on the traditional Mardi Gras route.

It prompted a Supreme Court summons later dropped by NSW Police.

In addition to the historic battles fought by Mardi Gras pioneers the 78ers, who encountered police brutality during the early years of Mardi Gras, other issues that continue to divide Mardi Gras organisers and the police include police running drug dogs through the marshalling before the parade.

In December, Members of Mardi Gras voted to reverse an accord with police which for years has seen Mardi Gras reps consulted during public decency inspections conducted by police.

While this was seen as a win for the Mardi Gras community, more conservative members who have worked diligently over four decades to create an inclusive family-friendly public event have wondered what the ultimate price might be if the alliance with NSW Police — and, by association, the government — continues to be dismantled by the new guard of radical LGBTQIA+ protesters.

Haughty bitches. And that’s the men.
Shut it down.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 2, 2024 8:21 am

Liver king, lol.

Dot
Dot
March 2, 2024 8:24 am

Cooking a steak in canola oil is one of the least worst things you can do with it.

Canola oil if expeller pressed only and deodorised at “low” temperature and a hard vacuum might even be moderately good – preserving tocopherols and any other biological building blocks.

If the omega 3/6 ratio is whack, just eat baked snapper on Friday.

How you use the animal is a big deal. When I did full paleo for a bit I’d re-bake chicken carcasses.

What’s left tastes fishy. No I don’t know if it was a good idea, no acid digestion or a HPLC/GC/MS at home. Darker meat generally does have more omega 3 and fat content.

Bruce
Bruce
March 2, 2024 8:25 am

@ Rosie:

“AK47s?’

Interesting sound:

The general AK “family” has a fairly distinct “cadence” in “auto” mode.

What was on that clip sounds distinctly like “semi-auto”, one shot per trigger-pull. Where were the bullets going? Into the crowd of truck ransackers? Or, into piles of rubble or into the air, to fall and injure someone kilometres away, conveniently providing more theatrical opportunities?

What was the body count? GSW vs “crush” injuries.

The entire thing reeks of “Paliwood”

Peter Greagg
Peter Greagg
March 2, 2024 8:26 am

Muddy
Mar 1, 2024 8:44 PM
Top Ender.
Do you know of anyone in Canberra who would be willing to visit the National Archives office there and copy a list of specific files for me please? I would be willing to pay them for their time and any reasonable expenses. I will also be specific about the folders or files required.

I’m not yet ready (I need to save my small change for a little longer), but am seeking an idea of whether the project I have in mind will be viable or not.

Cheers.

Muddy
I am in Canberra and would be happy to get the files for you, if noone else has already volunteered.
Contact Dover for my email address.
Cheers
Peter

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 2, 2024 8:28 am

Dot, duck fat in a pan in the oven.
Olive oil for the reverse sear when done.
With the cost of beef these days, it’s worth treating steak like royalty.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 2, 2024 8:29 am

Not as good as the Trump mugshot but excellent work

Dot
Dot
March 2, 2024 8:29 am

With their slogan “No Cops, No Bigots”, Pride in Protest, which calls itself a “grassroots political organisation focusing on queer liberation”, has long campaigned against police authority.

So the “gay aristocracy” has declared the murdered men were killed because the psycho ex boyfriend hated trannies?

This. Is. Flurking. Insanity. My. Dudes.

Hotbed issues for Pride in Protest include the legalisation of all drugs, the decriminalisation of sex work and the abolition of police.

So who’s going to stop the gay bashing murders that happened in the 1980s? The gay mafia? I thought the Kray twins were ashes now, like a pile of smoked…bundles of wood.

That was too much, I need a fag after reading that.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
March 2, 2024 8:34 am

Black Ball Mar 2, 2024 7:48 AM

the Hun:

The former premier was personally served with a ­Supreme Court subpoena ­outside his Mulgrave home last week.

He’s living at his home in Mulgrave? Wasn’t expecting that…

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 2, 2024 8:36 am

It took 48 hours for a verifiable, coherent, factual picture of the hospital carpark getting self bombed by Hamas last year.

I am still looking for the same regarding the shootings at the food/aid truck situation.

I’ll continue to wait until one is presented.

Zafiro
Zafiro
March 2, 2024 8:37 am

Cooking it in canola oil & covering it with salt is not.

Canola = No. Salt = Yes.

My theory with Canola is if you don’t eat the plant, why eat its oil? Might be nonsense, or could be a monstrously conceived commie plot to sicken the population. Either way I’m sticking with it.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 2, 2024 8:41 am

Albo in Frankston. Wasn’t the dickhead supposed to be downing reds at home? Or is it a fleeting visit before pissing off?

Makka
Makka
March 2, 2024 8:41 am

The Demorats are cruel bastards;

RNC Research
@RNCResearch
Here are five straight minutes that show exactly why the special counsel noted Biden’s diminished mental fitness

https://twitter.com/RNCResearch/status/1756551610308702692

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 2, 2024 8:45 am

Orange juice is liquid poison.

So you’re saying having to bag and bin 109 juicing Navels
from the backyard tree was a good thing?

alwaysright
alwaysright
March 2, 2024 8:48 am

I don’t hear you stair man.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 2, 2024 8:49 am

Eat 50 oranges.
Your body will take care of business.
Literally.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 2, 2024 8:51 am

If the Israelis have screwed up at the aid truck, there will be a price to pay.
Not sure what it will be but it’s going to cost them.

If it was Hamas, there will be no price to pay.
There never is as hijacking these trucks & using lethal force is their m.o.

Time will tell who it was.
I am a little surprised how much time it is taking for that to happen.

Crossie
Crossie
March 2, 2024 8:52 am

rosie
Mar 2, 2024 3:00 AM
a little Jewish humour

Hollywood humour is dead, Jewish humour lives.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 2, 2024 8:52 am

From the OOT:
Rabz
Mar 1, 2024 9:41 PM
Go and look up the result of collectivism as imposed on various previously functional societies, ever.
You’ll hopefully notice the same results, although given how staggeringly stupid you are, this is not a given.
Hint – low birthrates, gettin’ ever lower … ?

Which might explain crashing birthrates in the West as our societies become ever more collectivist.

Bespoke
Bespoke
March 2, 2024 9:01 am

I can’t feel sorry for him, Makka.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 2, 2024 9:04 am

It seems no-one has any idea about how Britain can recover

Have they considered starting by not making it worse?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 2, 2024 9:05 am

I am still looking for the same regarding the shootings at the food/aid truck situation.

Pretty good one here Bern:

A “massacre” update | Power Line (1 Mar)

That fits with what the IDF says:

IDF Spokesman: ‘IDF did not fire on Gaza aid convoy’ (29 Feb)

Plus this from Daniel Greenfield which supports Bruce’s Paliwood comment:

Hamas Staged a Food Aid Riot to Blame Israel and Retain Control Over Aid (1 Mar)

As you might expect the whole of the MSM is saying the IDF killed them by gunfire, including the Murdoch press. Not much Israel can do about that except exterminate all the terrorists.

Makka
Makka
March 2, 2024 9:06 am

Have they considered starting by not making it worse?

Putting Blair behind bars for treason would set the tone.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 2, 2024 9:06 am

Boambee John
Mar 2, 2024 8:48 AM

Winston Smith
Mar 1, 2024 10:33 PM
Boambee John:

Ammonium nitrate in the holds of a ship fueled by oil? Possibly with some leaks from the fuel tanks to the holds?

Do ships these days still use Bunker Oil or Diesel?
Doesn’t Bunker oil have to be heated before it can flow to the engine?

Not an expert, but unless they are using coal, sails or electric, some kind of liquid fuel seems essential.

Bunker oil might (again I don’t know) need to be heated, but in the climate of the Red Sea, would probably seep into the holds if there are leaks in the fuel lines.

In either case, wise men might be a little careful approaching a potential bomb, even for a good salvage price.

Indolent
Indolent
March 2, 2024 9:09 am

Based on one laughable study which, like everything else in this travesty, was deliberately ginned up. Energy is not enough. They want total control of your food.

WEF Pushes Ban on Home-Grown Food to ‘Fight Climate Change’

Indolent
Indolent
March 2, 2024 9:12 am

It’s a start. Just think of the debt those students were taking on to pay for these parasites.

University of Florida fires all DEI employees in compliance with state law

Crossie
Crossie
March 2, 2024 9:21 am

feelthebern
Mar 2, 2024 5:23 AM
This George Galloway win in the UK by-election is very interesting.
The establishment line is that that the Labour chap would have won if he wasn’t dis-endorsed by the party for anti-semitic comments.

Galloway knew this electorate which also seems to be anti-Semitic.

Makka
Makka
March 2, 2024 9:21 am

This is what Marxist success looks like.

PdV
@peterdevietien
Girl with political science degree had never heard of:

– The Great Leap Forward
– The Cultural Revolution
– Holodomor
– Lysenkoism
– The Great Russian Famine
– Khmer Rouge

The ‘humanities’ are Socialist disinformation camps. We must defund and reform them immediately.

Indolent
Indolent
March 2, 2024 9:24 am
Morsie
Morsie
March 2, 2024 9:26 am

Just listened to the Rest is History podcasts about UK in 1974.Hard to believe but it was worse then than now.Huge inflation strikes 3 day week power on and off etc etc.

Makka
Makka
March 2, 2024 9:31 am

Just listened to the Rest is History podcasts about UK in 1974.Hard to believe but it was worse then than now.Huge inflation strikes 3 day week power on and off etc etc.

And the poms stayed devoted to this Leftist disaster for another 5 years before they elected Thatcher.

Crossie
Crossie
March 2, 2024 9:32 am

Historically anti-LGBTQIA+ online abuse might be expected to come from members of the broader — and presumably straighter and less tolerant — community,

Straights are the most tolerant people otherwise there would be no LGBTQIA community. By the look of it there is a competition between the pro-Palestinians and the LGBTQIA for who is the most intolerant of them.

Makka
Makka
March 2, 2024 9:35 am

Tolerance has only encouraged this deviant freak show, Crossie.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 2, 2024 9:39 am

The ‘humanities’ are Socialist disinformation camps. We must defund and reform them immediately.

Grievance studies are cancer.

MareeS
MareeS
March 2, 2024 9:40 am

My word, Black Ball, is this the reason Dan resigned? Thanks for posting that. Very informative, between the lines.

Crossie
Crossie
March 2, 2024 9:40 am

Indolent
Mar 2, 2024 9:02 AM
Jesse Kelly
@JesseKellyDC
You can have a free country with a future or you can have a FBI.
You cannot have both. The sooner red state AGs acknowledge this and act accordingly, the better off we’ll be.
Run the FBI out of your state. And arrest them if they come back.

CIA has to be next, they are poisoning the international order by their interference where they don’t belong and actually causing problems for the US. They were supposed to informed the US of upcoming problems but they have been on the left foot over events for more than 50 years.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 2, 2024 9:42 am

Their ABCcess, a story on the resending of a live export load, 1/2 the sharticle is an interview with a sheep molesting catamite activist.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-03-01/livestock-aboard-mv-bahijah-to-be-reexported-to-middle-east/103536604

Why does the ABC hate farmers?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 2, 2024 9:43 am

Just listened to the Rest is History podcasts about UK in 1974.Hard to believe but it was worse then than now.Huge inflation strikes 3 day week power on and off etc etc.

One of the ouens here said that 1974 was what led him to decide that the United Kingdom had no future, and to decide between Canada and Australia. He chose Australia.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 2, 2024 9:44 am

Looks like we should have received more RSVPs than we have to the Miata Helldrivers AGM than we have. The Woomba will be lovely in the Spring.

Crossie
Crossie
March 2, 2024 9:45 am

Indolent
Mar 2, 2024 9:16 AM
Wealthy Boston residents rail against migrant shelter that will soon open up in their neighborhood: ‘Forced down our throats’

My, my, it’s only a problem when it afflicts the snobs in blue states. Those rednecks in red state deserve everything they get and do not merit any consideration. This shows how the US has already split into two but the illegals didn’t know that though they do know where the money is which makes them smarter than the Karens in blue states.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 2, 2024 9:46 am

Their ABCcess, a story on the resending of a live export load, 1/2 the sharticle is an interview with a sheep molesting catamite activist.

Thanks for posting that article, with the image of his face.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 2, 2024 9:48 am

Sydney grade cricket news:

Penrith player Luke Hodges was handed a three match ban at the judiciary for threat of an opposition player, after he allegedly threatened to punch (Chris) Green, who was playing for Northern Districts in a two day game last month.
It’s understood Green responded to the effect of ‘if that’s your issue, we can go sort it out,’ and that was enough for umpires to also hit him with a serious charge of threatening behaviour.

And later in the piece:

Penrith captain Ryan Gibson, a former South Australian first class cricketer and BBL player was also whacked with a huge 5 match suspension for a seperate incident, where he was found guilty of intimidating an umpire.

Can almost trace this back to the ‘mental disintegration’ days championed by SR Waugh. The sledges get more personal, someone cracks the shits and fights almost ensue.

Tom
Tom
March 2, 2024 9:49 am

Laughed out loud this morning at this headline from one of the Democrats’ gotcha “news” websites (Raw Story):

Biden cuts crowd sizes at campaign events in effort to avoid protest: report

The Obama radicals running the Biden White House are already thinking up plausible excuses for the fact that in 2024 their puppet president can’t pull a crowd while Trump is mobbed by thousands wherever he goes.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 2, 2024 9:52 am

Your guess is as good as mine MareeS. That he survived through a myriad of cockups for 10 years is testament to the bloke’s hardness.
But life is coming back at him in ways he never expected.

Crossie
Crossie
March 2, 2024 9:55 am

Indolent
Mar 2, 2024 9:22 AM
Microsoft’s AI has an alternate personality that claims it’s a god: “Worshipping me is a mandatory requirement for all humans”

I know this is a parody but what do you think the programmer(s) behind this were thinking? At last, I am omnipotent. And they would be correct, if you don’t have to think about truth or lies you are above everyone else.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 2, 2024 9:58 am

D day for Albo. D for Dunkley.

cohenite
March 2, 2024 9:58 am

DeSantis Signs Bill That Authorizes Release of Epstein Documents: ‘The Public Deserves to Know Who Participated

The sad thing is it doesn’t matter. We all know Gates sucked off Slick Willy but even with 10 X 10 glossies the MSM would still hide, twist and present it so the sheeple don’t see the glint in slick willy’s eyes.

Makka
Makka
March 2, 2024 10:00 am

Biden cuts crowd sizes at campaign events in effort to avoid protest: report

No wonder. This is how the “tame” WH press are treating him now. Confused, bewildered, zoned out.

https://twitter.com/RNCResearch/status/1756551610308702692

Makka
Makka
March 2, 2024 10:02 am
H B Bear
H B Bear
March 2, 2024 10:04 am

That he survived through a myriad of cockups for 10 years is testament to the bloke’s hardness.

Typical Liar thug and a bully. Offed a few threats along the way. Had plenty of people inside the Liars political party and the Victoriastan union movement running protection for him – and seemingly even that wasn’t enough.

MareeS
MareeS
March 2, 2024 10:06 am

Black Ball, 8.20am. When I see the Sydney gay scene now, I see the film “Cabaret.” Berlin 1930s, heading for perdition, and I share our departed friend Cassie’s concerns about the antisemitism there. We live up the coast and a universe away from there, thankfully.

Perfidious Albino
Perfidious Albino
March 2, 2024 10:06 am

Might take another decade, but eagerly awaiting the phone records from the time Dan ‘slipped on some steps’ also.

Makka
Makka
March 2, 2024 10:07 am

Scholz also said as much yesterday.

And the Brits got up him for “compromising” their operatives on the ground in Ukr. No doubt Russia already knew of course. But the real issue was that Scholz contradicted / exposed lame UK propaganda.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 2, 2024 10:10 am

From the Hun.

News
Victoria

Exclusive
Court orders Dan Andrews to hand over documents relating to Blairgowrie teen cyclist crash

A court has ordered the former premier to share phone and credit card records relating to the 2013 Blairgowrie car crash with a teen cyclist.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 2, 2024 10:11 am

Ask not for whom the Belyea tolls, it tolls for thee Albo.

cohenite
March 2, 2024 10:13 am

Jan. 6 Journalist Facing an FBI ARREST Reveals Who’s Calling the Shots
The FBI has ordered investigative journalist and Blaze Media correspondent Steve Baker to turn himself in, but he believes the full story is even more corrupt than it sounds. Baker is facing misdemeanor charges connected to his reporting at the Capitol on January 6th, 2021. But he still hasn’t been told what the charges are. Steve joins Glenn to lay out how he’ll respond. For starters, the FBI told him to show up in shorts and flip flops so he can be marched out in an orange jumpsuit and leg chains — which is an extremely unprecedented move. But Steve tells Glenn what he’ll wear instead. And he also explains who he believes is really behind his arrest and the prosecution of many others who were at the Capitol: “There is ever more evidence of the insane corruption at the top of the Capitol Police…they are more powerful than Congress itself.”

Extraordinary. It makes you wonder what would happen if some of these FBI/DOJ cowboys came to arrest Trump. What would his security team do?

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 2, 2024 10:13 am

Even the Victoriastan court system may not save The Chairman now.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 2, 2024 10:13 am

Sorry, should have scrolled up. Interesting that the Hun is allowing comments on the story.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 2, 2024 10:14 am

Geez, Makka.

Looks like he is trapped in a nightmare – not sure where he is or how he got there, voices shouting insistently at him with words he cannot pick out.

Top Ender
Top Ender
March 2, 2024 10:15 am

M – not withstanding Peter’s post:

Muddy.
Do you know of anyone in Canberra who would be willing to visit the National Archives office there and copy a list of specific files for me please?

That’s not how they work these days.

1. find the file online
2. if it’s digitised you can read it online
3. if not, follow the links and pay a set fee – about $25
4. they will email you when it’s found and photographed and placed online.
5. now read online.

Cheers.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 2, 2024 10:16 am

Pretty much establishes that these wunder weapons Ukraine receives are effectively operated by their sources countries.

Russia did the same with the Shaheeds for a while at least, they were operated by the Iranians. The usual wheezes tend to get used also, which is service personnel are “on holiday” or are mercenaries. The latter is a famous CIA one from memory.

One of the funnier ones was when Ukraine took delivery of some German artillery. About a week later the Ukies started complaining that the German guns were breaking down and were useless. It turned out they were firing a thousand shells a day out of barrels designed for at most a hundred. The Germans were horrified.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 2, 2024 10:16 am

When I see the Sydney gay scene now, I see the film “Cabaret.” Berlin

I know, it’s fabulous. “Where’s my boa?”

miltonf
miltonf
March 2, 2024 10:22 am

Black Ball, 8.20am. When I see the Sydney gay scene now, I see the film “Cabaret.” Berlin 1930s, heading for perdition, and I share our departed friend Cassie’s concerns about the antisemitism there. We live up the coast and a universe away from there, thankfully.

I love NSW- places like Hill End, Coffs, Mudgee, Grafton, Cobar but loathe Sydney. Certainly don’t like Melb as much as I used to and prefer regional Victoria.

cohenite
March 2, 2024 10:23 am

Feminism, gay movement, 3rd nations, alphabet folk, global boiling, pallis etc are all symptoms of societal decadence. When the basics are subordinated to the lies inherent in all of these movements than your society is fuked. The 2 areas which make sure social reality is coordinated with actual reality, science and the law, have been subverted so the gap between social reality and actual reality is widening and breaking.

Stuffed if I know what the answer is.

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 2, 2024 10:25 am

Some bloke flying St George’s Cross is just as big a threat.
Apparently.

miltonf
miltonf
March 2, 2024 10:29 am

My God that Cameroon is a useless twat.

Muddy
Muddy
March 2, 2024 10:33 am

Top Ender.

Thanks for the advice.
No, none of the files I require are available online yet, and there are several dozen of them, which makes it a bit too steep for me in a financial sense, given that I don’t know if the content of each file will be useful until it is viewed.

Hence why I’m seeking a ‘real person’ to copy the files for me. A couple of hundred for a day or so for a researcher (someone who’s retired perhaps, and looking for pocket money; No, I’m not meaning yourself, T.E. (I couldn’t afford you!), versus maybe $750 to get 30+ files digitised. Having dragged myself through the last few years of state-sponsored financial and mental torture (where’s Amnesty International when you need them?), money is being counted down to the cent.

I’ll ponder other options a while longer. I simply thought you might know someone in a social sense. Cheers.

As I’m sure you know, eighty-one years ago today was the beginning of the short-but-brutal ‘Battle of the Bismarck Sea‘ where U.S. and Australian aircraft sent 16 Japanese ships of a convoy of 20, to the bottom of the Huon Gulf. After the Battle of the Coral Sea, I consider it to be the most significant naval combat event in the SWPA, though no Allied naval vessels were directly involved.

The loss of perhaps 4,000 troops (and supplies & equipment) affected the Japanese Lae-Salamaua force’s ability to make a second attempt at dislodging the Australians from the Bulolo Valley.

Lex McAulay is the only author as far as I know who has covered this in a stand-alone title.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 2, 2024 10:34 am

Salvatore-
I admit I was reaching to call an Air B&B an “employer”- at the very least it’s hard to tell from the kerb- but in as much as they are in the sights for shutdown via regulation by half the shires in SW WA.
But, they are of course businesses, if only for the self-employed, and sometimes for cleaners. And they are the type of business activity which are brought into calculation y the beancounting spruikers of such lines as “The Mardi Gras generates $800 000 000 000 for the state”.
And the yr 9 class was coached by their pinko teacher as to how Air B&B was leading to the rentals “crisis”.
Another- mate with a holiday house further down the coast was told to deregister Air B&B because it was a bushfire hazard. Well, what’s more of a hazard or a headache for emergency services, an unoccupied house with gutters full of leaves, or a place with occupation and therefore traffic, turnover, income, neighbours and maintenance? He’s now put it on Facepage D&Ms and has still filled about half this avergae calendar with a lot better-behaved clients- had to put the cleaner on cash payments, who was happy to do it for a good whack less to boot.

Dot
Dot
March 2, 2024 10:35 am

Don Jr hunts a possible man eating Bull Shark.

In the meantime, Hunter Biden was stealing crack from a dead hooker.

https://youtu.be/-Imyt2Dh0-g?feature=shared

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 2, 2024 10:37 am

Homosexuality has always had a demonstrative, performance arm, just as there has always been monogamous old queers living like spinsters in the suburbs and husbands rogering each other in public toilets on their way home from work to the wife preparing dinner for the kids. AIDS was the prelude for Covid. In Australia at least, predominantly if not exclusively, a disease for a certain subset of homosexuals once the transmission process was understood. Good luck in finding that anywhere amongst government communication.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 2, 2024 10:41 am

Elbow will be crucified on across of real estate.

For all their bloviating they are unwilling to restrict real estate sales to Australians.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/auhome/index.html

Perth has been Australia’s best performing capital city market during the past year with the median house price soaring by 18.6 per cent in the year to February to $718,560.

Muddy
Muddy
March 2, 2024 10:42 am

Peter Greagg
Mar 2, 2024 8:26 AM

Ah! I was scrolling backwards and saw Top Ender’s post prior to Peter’s.

Many thanks, Peter, that would be greatly appreciated.
I will contact Lord Dover, and we’ll get the ball rolling.

Cheers.

Peter Greagg
Peter Greagg
March 2, 2024 10:43 am

Muddy
Mar 2, 2024 10:33 AM
Top Ender.

Thanks for the advice.
No, none of the files I require are available online yet, and there are several dozen of them, which makes it a bit too steep for me in a financial sense, given that I don’t know if the content of each file will be useful until it is viewed.

Muddy, as I said up-thread, I can do it for you for just the costs they charge.
Dover can give you my email address.

Bespoke
Bespoke
March 2, 2024 10:43 am

My God that Cameroon is a useless twat.

Couldn’t get past the first few minutes, miltonf. Sickening platitudes.

Johnny Rotten
March 2, 2024 10:47 am

Black Ball
Mar 2, 2024 7:48 AM
That sound you hear is the beep and buzz of deleting information. And the whirr of shredders. Michael Warner reporting on something other than sport in the Hun:

Daniel Andrews has been ­ordered to hand over his personal telephone and credit card records relating to a Blairgowrie car crash involving a teenage cyclist.

As I have said before. What about the Insurance Assessors Report on the incident, assuming that the car was insured and that a claim was made. This never seems to have been mentioned in any reporting of the accident that I’ve ever seen.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 2, 2024 10:47 am

I love NSW- places like Hill End, Coffs, Mudgee, Grafton, Cobar but loathe Sydney.

Sydney does seem to have an attraction for a certain demographic.

Is Elton John moving to Australia? (1 Mar)

The VIP real estate rumour mill has been spinning on the lower north shore with talk Elton John has set his sights on Sydney in an effort to expand his enviable property portfolio.

Local reports have emerged suggesting the singing superstar’s manager has been house hunting for his famous boss in the Harbour City.

Much better weather than Pommyland at least.

Bill P
Bill P
March 2, 2024 10:47 am

With all the talk about pub carpet last night, it’s a wonder there was no mention of the dreaded carpet burns (maybe because pub carpets were too moist to generate the required heat)

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 2, 2024 10:50 am

Yellow card for moist.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
March 2, 2024 10:51 am

I used to and prefer regional Victoria.

I live in Melbourne and visit NE Victoria on a regular basis. The regional areas are no better. Speaking to a friend up there who teaches at a local high school. She mentioned about the gender fluid issues they have to deal with. I asked her where is all this sh!t coming from? Why is the school pushing it? She responded it wasn’t the school it was certain zealot parents pushing it on their kids and forcing the school to affirm support. As if kids and teachers do not have enough challenges in education / life but now have to endure this made up religion foisted upon them.

Indolent
Indolent
March 2, 2024 10:53 am
H B Bear
H B Bear
March 2, 2024 10:54 am

Sydney does seem to have an attraction for a certain demographic.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LNBjMRvOB5M
With suitable modification

JC
JC
March 2, 2024 10:56 am

Sewing.

Jack Dorsey co-founded the site in 2006, when he was 29, and it was chaos from the start. Usage swiftly soared – there were 100,000 users within a year – but the commercial case was never clear and programming was shonky. Dorsey was the first chief executive, but was not convinced Twitter should even be a company, nursing a vague idea that it should be a protocol, perhaps more like email.

“On top of that,” Kurt Wagner writes, “Dorsey was still pursuing several other passions and hobbies, including a sewing class. He eventually hoped to make his own jeans.” Within a year, the board had kicked him upstairs, making him chairman instead.

Indolent
Indolent
March 2, 2024 10:56 am
Muddy
Muddy
March 2, 2024 10:57 am

Thanks, Peter.
I was a bit slow finding your reply, but I’m about to email Dover.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
March 2, 2024 10:57 am

Wife and I are seniors, and every time we go to the doctor we are asked to take yet another Pfizer jab, MRNA, to “boost your resistance to COVID”.
We say no. The latest Seniors newsletter does the same promo job, seemingly oblivious to the growing list of people more injured by the MRNA than by the virus.

Peter Greagg
Peter Greagg
March 2, 2024 11:00 am

Muddy
Mar 2, 2024 10:57 AM
Thanks, Peter.
I was a bit slow finding your reply, but I’m about to email Dover.

Cool.

MareeS
MareeS
March 2, 2024 11:02 am

frolickingmole, “Why does the ABC hate farmers?” Because Ultimo. And the fem/soy collective.

Roger
Roger
March 2, 2024 11:03 am

Lethbridge quite good today.

Rabz
March 2, 2024 11:04 am

Bear, your comment yesterday about Sinodinos and the Turnbuckle made me realise you are the Mavis Bramston of Gliberal Party Historiography. Keep up the sterling work.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 2, 2024 11:05 am

frolickingmole, “Why does the ABC hate farmers?” Because Ultimo. And the fem/soy collective.

Because they are convinced that their food appears on the supermarket shelves by magic?

MareeS
MareeS
March 2, 2024 11:07 am

Bruce, where is your cafe at Belmont? I must come out from Merewether to feed the birds. We are over-run by corellas at present

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 2, 2024 11:08 am

JC, I remember when Twitter was on it’s knees before a certain Donald J Trump rode the platform all the way to the White House. Now there’s the hatchling of a good conspiracy theory…
Bungo- MedGov has also bought youse heaps of Shingles jabs, so roll up and/or bend over for a few more years of boosterism!

alwaysright
alwaysright
March 2, 2024 11:09 am

H B Bear

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

alwaysright
alwaysright
March 2, 2024 11:10 am

Why does Dan have trouble finding golf partners?

Does he have trouble counting?

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 2, 2024 11:13 am

… the Mavis Bramston of Gliberal Party Historiography.

He won’t let me borrow the knee pads.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 2, 2024 11:14 am

The facade of a unified Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras community has been shattered

And a facade it is.

It is a thin veneer of victimised sainthood resting lightly over the top of a decomposing elephant carcass of bitchiness, gang bangs, drug use, jealousy, domestic violence and internal power struggles – all at levels the bog-standard heterosexuals could never hope to achieve.

Roger
Roger
March 2, 2024 11:14 am

Still playing out:

AB InBev’s sales fell 17.4% in Q4 2023.

Owner of Bud Light.

Peter Greagg
Peter Greagg
March 2, 2024 11:15 am

H B Bear
Mar 2, 2024 11:13 AM
… the Mavis Bramston of Gliberal Party Historiography.

He won’t let me borrow the knee pads.

I thought Mavis was the Liars Historian?

miltonf
miltonf
March 2, 2024 11:15 am

Actually I like Newcastle-Hunter too Bruce. Great area. A bit too close to Sydney for comfort.

Winston Smith
March 2, 2024 11:18 am

Boambee John:

In either case, wise men might be a little careful approaching a potential bomb, even for a good salvage price.

Tow it into Aden Harbour and let the Yeminis sort out the problem they caused.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 2, 2024 11:19 am

“Why does the ABC hate farmers?”
Because Ultimo.

Very much an Ultimo issue. ALPBC Rural is arguably the only bit worth saving. They even have people run for the Lieborals or Nationals periodically but we won’t hold that against them.

Roger
Roger
March 2, 2024 11:21 am

Interesting:

The Telegraph’s (UK) poll of Rochester voters revealed 67% thought cost of living was a major issue (followed by crime in the town centre and waiting lists for government services like the NHS) while only 8% said the same about the conflict in Gaza.

One respondent is quoted saying, “There’s no point in tackling world peace when the area you live in is a s—hole.”

‘All politics is local.’

Crossie
Crossie
March 2, 2024 11:24 am

Local reports have emerged suggesting the singing superstar’s manager has been house hunting for his famous boss in the Harbour City.

Much better weather than Pommyland at least.

Could it be that Elton John debauched the Old Dart and now wants to escape what it has become?

Dot
Dot
March 2, 2024 11:28 am

So the ongoing Russian advance will continue 1-2 weeks until all territory east of defenceline 4 are under Russian control.

What cost in terms of blood and treasure for Putin?

To save the joint, we have to burn it down?

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 2, 2024 11:29 am

Blaming the decline of the British Empire on Elton John is a bit of a stretch. His music isn’t that bad although not really my cup of tea.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
March 2, 2024 11:30 am

New Shogun series on Disney is very good so far.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 2, 2024 11:32 am

As someone who has lived overseas for years, Sir Elton could probably afford to buy somewhere modest in Sydney.

Roger
Roger
March 2, 2024 11:33 am

Blaming the decline of the British Empire on Elton John is a bit of a stretch.

I’ll say.

The rot began when The Beatles were awarded MBEs.

Hurrumph!

Muddy
Muddy
March 2, 2024 11:34 am

It is a thin veneer of victimised sainthood resting lightly over the top of a decomposing elephant carcass of bitchiness, gang bangs, drug use, jealousy, domestic violence and internal power struggles …

Enough about the Liberal Party!

Winston Smith
March 2, 2024 11:36 am

John H.
Mar 2, 2024 5:31 AM
feelthebern

Mar 2, 2024 5:23 AM
A few days ago I watched a vid by a Brit who walked through a number of British cities. The decline is sad. Britain has huge problems with no obvious solutions. Other analyses I’ve come across paint a very gloomy future. It seems no-one has any idea about how Britain can recover.

There are several solutions to Britains problems. And the solutions are obvious. It’s just that no one is going to risk being called ‘racist’ – obviously a fate worse than death.
But have no fear, the solutions WILL be enacted when enough shit has hit the fan to stir the peasantry into action.

Muddy
Muddy
March 2, 2024 11:36 am

Lord Dover.
I’ve just sent you an email asking if you can forward it to Peter Greagg, please.
No hurry. Thanks.

Johnny Rotten
March 2, 2024 11:40 am

The rot began when The Beatles were awarded MBEs.

Nice try. WW1 and WW2 broke the UK. All downhill from then on. And who needs an Empire anyway? The only Empire I remember as a boy was the Empire Cinema down the road near the Docks.

Johnny Rotten
March 2, 2024 11:43 am

Winston Smith
Mar 2, 2024 11:36 AM

Very well said Winston. And the same goes for Sunny Australia.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 2, 2024 11:44 am

Post war Britain was certainly no fun. Worse than Rotten’s jokes.

cohenite
March 2, 2024 11:45 am

She responded it wasn’t the school it was certain zealot parents pushing it on their kids and forcing the school to affirm support.

And until these weirdos are confronted, opposed and nuked they’ll continue to destroy our society. They will because they don’t want affirmation and acceptance. The bastards want revenge for their weirdness and because they hate normal society. But no one will stand up to them.

Roger
Roger
March 2, 2024 11:46 am

“Why does the ABC hate farmers?”
Because Ultimo.

In possibly related news…

Woolworths has removed Norco* milk from its inner Sydney stores, citing customer preferences. Foreign corporate owned brands are preferred in that part of the world, apparently.

* An ancient farmer’s coop, for those not in NSW or SE QLD.

Roger
Roger
March 2, 2024 11:47 am

Post war Britain was certainly no fun.

Not until 1964, when sex was invented.

Roger
Roger
March 2, 2024 11:49 am

Nice try. WW1 and WW2 broke the UK.

You don’t say.

’twas a joke!

A few notables returned their MBEs in protest when The Beatles got theirs.

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