Open Thread – Weekend 2 March 2024


Dulce Domum, John Atkinson Grimshaw, 1885

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feelthebern
feelthebern
March 3, 2024 6:55 am

Feels like there is a civil war at the NY Times.

A large piece overnight on Biden’s polling numbers.
The analysis isn’t the key aspect, it’s the almost weekly signal to/from the DNC donor class that Biden isn’t the guy.

Last week’s expansive piece on the CIA’s relationship with Ukraine over the past decade and how fractious it is also points to a change in narrative.

Then it reverts to pushing DNC & security state talking points.
Fun times at the NYT.

Rosie
Rosie
March 3, 2024 6:58 am
Dot
Dot
March 3, 2024 7:04 am

Civil war or kite flying?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 3, 2024 7:07 am

Richard Marles sees dead people.
Claimed last night that the recently deceased member for Dunkley would have the biggest smile on her face over the Labor win.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 3, 2024 7:11 am

The only thing that is saving Trump in Georgia is the civil war within the DNC in that state.
Trump’s lawyers were given the Willis dirt.
He really does employ some moronic lawyers.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 3, 2024 7:28 am

The newest health emergency has arrived: grilling cheese.

Study: Cooking a grilled cheese sandwich on a gas stove is MORE toxic than breathing in car exhaust fumes (1 Mar)

Researchers found cooking a simple grilled cheese sandwich may expose residents to as many as 10 million nanocluster aerosols per cubic nanometer, compared to the up to around 1 million released by cars near a busy street.

They’ll be horrified when they study frying bacon. It’ll be worse than a nuclear weapon.

Entropy
Entropy
March 3, 2024 7:37 am

You can check battery health under the Battery settings in iPhone or android. I think on a Samsung it’s in interactive checks or something like that under ‘get help’ (it’s been a while).
Anyway, under those settings you can see which apps are chewing the battery. iPhones and androids handle background processes differently, they should not be chewing up battery life. Facebook, instagram and the Chrome browser are the three biggest memory hogs on phones.

On battery health, once a battery falls below 80% it is pretty cactus. Charge doesn’t last as long, or it crashes the phone more often as the battery can no longer handle sudden spikes in demand. Basically time to have the battery replaced, or for most people, get a new phone to use the latest features .

As you may recall, Apple got itself into trouble a few years back when it introduced an engineering solution to manage batteries that had fallen to 80% or lower, it stepped down performance, with the intention to reduce the crashing problem which would not be good if one was on a phone call for example. Anyway, it didn’t explain what it was doing very well and got accused of “planned obsolescence”. Which was ironic, as it was an engineering solution to extend the life of the phone. Their mistake of course, was to not advertise as a feature so conspiracy theories proliferated.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 3, 2024 7:58 am

He really does employ some moronic lawyers.

Theres a reason for that.

Scoop: High-powered group targets Trump lawyers’ livelihoods

Dot
Dot
March 3, 2024 7:59 am

The move to deny the poor affordable heating, hot water and cooking is hilarious given the usual authoritarian leftist arguments about free markets – “we have to force landlords to provide these amenities otherwise they wouldn’t”.

Yes, and no one would live there. Now, on the other hand, you’re going to make housing unaffordable.

Dot
Dot
March 3, 2024 8:01 am

Details: David Brock, who founded Media Matters for America and the super PAC American Bridge 21st Century and is a Hillary Clinton ally and prolific fundraiser for Democrats, is advising the group.

Advisory board members include former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.); and Paul Rosenzweig, a conservative and member of the Federalist Society who was former senior counsel for Ken Starr’s Clint0n-era Whitewater investigation and served in George W. Bush’s Department of Homeland Security.
Former Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Christine Durham; and Roberta Ramo, the first woman to serve as president of the American Bar Association, are also members.
The project was devised by Melissa Moss, a Democratic consultant and former senior Clinton administration official.

F$&@ these people. Get THEM disbarred. Destroy THEIR lives.

(Go through mean girls private chat logs, etc).

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 3, 2024 8:10 am

FMD. Daily Telegraph:

Shortly after Chris Minns made history as the first Premier of NSW to march in the Mardi Gras parade, celebrations turned sour.

Wearing a plain button-up shirt and jeans, Mr Minns’ historic moment was upstaged just after 9.30pm as protestors stormed the barricade in front of the Rainbow Labor float.

The chaotic scenes erupted just as the march proceeded past the Oxford Tavern, with the premier rushed away through the crowd, escorted by close to a dozen police.

However the parade continued, with tens of thousands of revellers lining the streets to watch the 200 floats and thousands of marchers.

Dykes on Bikes kicked off Mardi Gras 2024, roaring down Oxford St.

Their second pass was marked by a moment of silence to remember Luke Davies and Jesse Baird, who tragically died in Paddington 12 days ago.

The couple’s loss will be central to the festivities, with drag performer Miss Nana Koori noting their loss during the welcome to country.

“I’d like to offer my condolences to the families of two brothers tragically taken from us,” she said. “I had the fortune of meeting the two boys 12 months ago at World Pride. Rest in dreaming.”

A mardi gras spokesman said the choice of Dykes on Bikes to lead the tribute was symbolic.

“The Dykes on Bikes have historically played a crucial role as protectors within the LGBTQIA+ community, embodying strength and resilience,” they said.

“Their leading procession of the Parade is not only a display of strength and pride but also a nod to their legacy as guardians.”

Although protesters marred Mr Minns’ appearance at the march, Police Commisioner Karen Webb shrugged off a tense week, receiving a warm welcome.

It comes in a week of strained relationship after the deaths of Mr Baird and Mr Davies, allegedly at the hands of a cop, almost derailed the force’s march.

Ms Webb and Police Minister Yasmin Catley marched among a throng of officers forced into abandoning their uniforms as a compromise to still take part this year.

“We’ve had a great reception and it’s been a great night,” the Commisioner said.

“(No uniforms) is a compromise, but we are here.

“It’s a great display of inclusion, we’re a part of this and we’re a part of the community.”

Thousands along the strip cheered as they made their way through, after a somber start to the celebrations.

The Oxford St parade will feature an LGBTQ domestic violence awareness float, another first for the Sydney Mardi Gras parade.

The float, run by the LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Foundation, is designed to “raise awareness about the prevalence and challenges of domestic family and intimate partner violence and abuse in LGBTQ communities.

NSW police officers will also march, despite initially being banned by the Mardi Gras board after the murders of Jesse and Luke, allegedly at the hands of police officer Beau Lamarre-Condon. The committee overturned the ban on Thursday however police will not wear uniforms or carry guns.

A protest broke out about 4pm, rallying against police presence in the parade and ongoing conflicts in Gaza.

One protester, who wished to remain anonymous, said she did not support a police presence at the pride festival.

“We are protesting against brutality against queer people which has been going on for many, many years,” she said.

“We are also protesting against the ongoing genocide of Palestinian people in Gaza and the West Bank.”

However, not all parade marchers had issues with police, several on-duty officers could be seen taking pictures with revellers and those involved in the march.

Two senior officers took pictures with a crew of Qantas workers marching tonight.

The group is dedicating the night to the loss of Luke Davies, a dedicated Qantas flight attendant.

The loss of Mr Baird and Mr Davies was fresh on the mind of several punters ahead of the parade.

One, Sascha, said he had never been before, but after the tragedy almost fortnight ago felt “compelled to celebrate love”.

“Me and my friends decided that if we were going to make a point about what we believe in and to celebrate the lives of the two men we’d have to come,” he said.

Many said the mood felt different this year.

At 4.30pm, Hyde Park, normally heaving with Mardi Gras marchers, was empty in parts.

However, Natalie Dekker, 35, said support was more important than ever.

“It feels completely different because of what has happened,” she said, referencing the alleged double murder.

“We should all be here supporting the LGBTQI community, we need to be supporting them whether we are gay or not.”

What a cavalcade of wankery.

Vicki
Vicki
March 3, 2024 8:12 am

Watching the first GP of the season at Bahrain. A Red Bull fest again. Is it going to bed a repeat of 2023? Probably.

Only good note – Sainz showing what a great driver he really is & deserves to stay in Ferrari. Le Clerc just makes too many mistakes under pressure. Oscar still on a learning curve.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 3, 2024 8:14 am

Well, he did become famous, in a way he never envisaged.

The face of alleged killer Beau Lamarre-Condon stands out in the pages of his 2012 high school yearbook under “Most Likely To Become Famous”.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 3, 2024 8:16 am

m0nty
Mar 2, 2024 10:16 PM
Suss L is clinically insane LOL

Failed Economics student is now a trickcyclist (that’s psychiatrist Fat Boy).

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 3, 2024 8:16 am

Plibbers running a fine line of hypocrisy.
Calling the Vic government’s water policy “weird” in regard to its refusal to approve the water buy back mechanism.
Plibbers laughingly said the Vic Government is happy to have Canadian investment fund buy up lots of water for almonds but not the federal government for the environment.
Hmm let’s see…,
A Canadian investment fund owns most of the transmission assets in Victoria and is hand in glove with the Feds to build the planned renewable transmission lines.
Bad dog!
Good dog!

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 3, 2024 8:17 am

m0nty
Mar 2, 2024 10:32 PM
I note that Hunter Biden said in his deposition today that he never dropped a laptop off at that blind repairman’s shop.

So it turns out the whole Hunter thing has been a Russian op from start to finish. Comer should really be retiring to the ladies’ toilets with a silk neck tie at this point.

LOL, hahahahahahahahahahaha.

Lay off the drugs.

Tom
Tom
March 3, 2024 8:22 am

The takeout from yesterday’s 4% swing against Labor in the Dunkley byelection: the Stupid Frigging Liberals will have to win next year’s general election outside of Victoria and its hopeless state party organisation, which is currently the best thing Labor have going for them in Victoria.

miltonf
miltonf
March 3, 2024 8:26 am

Yes afraid so Tom.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 3, 2024 8:27 am

If you don’t think redistributions and boundary changes don’t dramatically affect the outcomes of our elections, you haven’t been paying attention.
They can’t run footy tipping comps at the AEC, they all pick the same results.

MatrixTransform
March 3, 2024 8:31 am

a cavalcade of wankery

:big thumb

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 3, 2024 8:32 am

Suss L is clinically insane

Dunno about that but she is definitely a fruit loop.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 3, 2024 8:33 am

Dot off sasquatch hunting.
Or should that be sastwatch.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1763803833078256125

Its dangerous in the woods of Cambodia.

This might be the greatest thing on the internet.

Indolent
Indolent
March 3, 2024 8:36 am

What I actually want to post is the second clip here but I can’t find a way to put it on top. Ignore the Alex Jones one and go to the one below –

The Real Reason they want you to Hate Donald Trump

High illuminating.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 3, 2024 8:38 am

Ah Sydney. Never change.

MatrixTransform
March 3, 2024 8:42 am

yesterday’s 4% swing against Labor

imagine the swing without that moron Pesutto continually attacking his own party members

watched Kennett yabbering on to the camera after the fade

lofty words but let’s not forget that Kennett was one of many that tipped funds in for Pesutto’s legal costs

in my opinion Pessutto should have been gibbeted as an example to others

the Liberals are simply not a credible alternative

miltonf
miltonf
March 3, 2024 8:46 am

If you don’t think redistributions and boundary changes don’t dramatically affect the outcomes of our elections, you haven’t been paying attention.

So they’ve been tinkering with the boundaries there? I remember your comments re Rippon which got a big chunk of Wendouree put into it. Now that’s truly horrible place.

miltonf
miltonf
March 3, 2024 8:50 am

Kennett was one of many that tipped funds in for Pesutto’s legal costs

wow and I thought Kennet was ok (sort of)

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 3, 2024 8:50 am

Marginal conservative seats almost invariably become safe Labor after tinkering.
Uncanny.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 3, 2024 8:51 am

Researchers found cooking a simple grilled cheese sandwich may expose residents…

Researchers? Have they created studies or reports?

The reputation of science has been debased by the steady stream of tendentious research that just happens to justify social justice obsessions.

miltonf
miltonf
March 3, 2024 8:51 am

We have a LP state leader who seems more comfortable attacking his own party members than the ALP.

Indolent
Indolent
March 3, 2024 8:56 am
Rufus T Firefly
Rufus T Firefly
March 3, 2024 9:03 am

Did any of you Cats see Rishi Sunak’s meltdown after Galloway was elected?

Rishi claims now, that the “far right extremists” and Islamists are all drawn from the same bucket AND all “hate” the west’s democracy.

Fabulous stuff from Rishi, who remember, was not “elected” by the plebs.
Another appointed f*ckwit.
Rishi attacked Galloway but Georges response, was;
“Do you think I am afraid of Little Rishi Sunak?”

Good times to come!

Vicki
Vicki
March 3, 2024 9:05 am

Indolent
Mar 3, 2024 8:54 AM
Fed Chair Tight-Lipped on Foreign Nations’ Evacuation of Gold from U.S.

Thank you, Indolent!

These developments are important to know.

Crossie
Crossie
March 3, 2024 9:14 am

Bruce of Newcastle
Mar 3, 2024 7:28 AM
The newest health emergency has arrived: grilling cheese.

Study: Cooking a grilled cheese sandwich on a gas stove is MORE toxic than breathing in car exhaust fumes (1 Mar)

But pyroclastic volcanic eruptions? Nothing to see here.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 3, 2024 9:20 am

Courier Mail:

Premier Steven Miles said he is in “constant contact” with cabinet colleague Yvette D’Ath after it was revealed the Attorney-General’s former partner was charged with stalking.

Mick Denton, the former federal Labor candidate for the Queensland seat of Petrie, was reportedly in a relationship with Ms D’Ath before he was charged last month over allegations he stalked one of her staffers.

Mr Miles refused to comment on the details of the case given the matter is before the court but the leader stressed he backed the Attorney-General.

“Yvette is an important member of my team, she’s a dear friend and I’m in constant contact with her,” the Premier said.

“My number one concern has been for Yvette and her welfare as well as the complainant in this matter.

“Labor has a very strong record on domestic and family violence, on stalking offences, on defending women, and it’s those very laws that that individual has been charged with.”

A police spokesman on Friday confirmed a Redcliffe man was arrested and charged on February 15.

The divorced father of three faced Pine Rivers Magistrates Court on February 16 on one count of stalking to harass, intimidate or abuse and was granted bail to appear again on March 11.

Except when those women are conservative. Monty approves.

Crossie
Crossie
March 3, 2024 9:21 am

Ms Webb and Police Minister Yasmin Catley marched among a throng of officers forced into abandoning their uniforms as a compromise to still take part this year.
“We’ve had a great reception and it’s been a great night,” the Commisioner said.
“(No uniforms) is a compromise, but we are here.
“It’s a great display of inclusion, we’re a part of this and we’re a part of the community.”

We can see who the police hierarchy consider their community and it’s certainly not Jewish and Christian Australians. Christians, or Catholics more accurately, were shown to be not of their community during Cardinal George Pell’s funeral.

miltonf
miltonf
March 3, 2024 9:23 am

Fabulous stuff from Rishi, who remember, was not “elected” by the plebs.
Another appointed f*ckwit.

Yes. Shows that Liz Truss must have had something going for seeing she had to be removed. The pommy establishment now is all about putting joe public in his place. Full on class warfare- punish them for voting for brexit.

miltonf
miltonf
March 3, 2024 9:25 am

What a sick joke for a ‘king’ we have now too.

miltonf
miltonf
March 3, 2024 9:28 am

Webb doing her best to be worse than Nixon.

Vicki
Vicki
March 3, 2024 9:32 am

For Indolent & others interested in the underestimated drug Ivermectin:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1471492217300624

Contrary to the fierce warning of Big Pharma & their medical acolytes, this incredible drug has been recently used by trailblazing medicos in the treatment of cancer, with promising results.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10054244/

Crossie
Crossie
March 3, 2024 9:35 am

Late last week there was a clip on the news of a QWERTY gathering to remember the two murdered gay guys. They were mostly guys there and they all looked alike, almost exclusively white, clean shaven, same hair styles, depilated everywhere except the head, dressed in neutral colours. Looked very wholesome like Mormon missionaries or like those faux Nazis at the Melbourne women’s rally. Nothing like the scruffy, bearded guys in the suburbs.

Vicki
Vicki
March 3, 2024 9:38 am

The Washington Post manages to enthusiastically describe this drug which is showing extraordinary success in initial studies, BUT REFUSES TO NAME IT. Wonder why?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2022/06/08/cancer-drug-trial/

Indolent
Indolent
March 3, 2024 9:40 am

Vicki, both of your links come up as “blocked”.

Crossie
Crossie
March 3, 2024 9:42 am

If redrawing of electoral boundaries didn’t advantage one side or the other they would not be doing it. The only important question is who benefits.

Dot
Dot
March 3, 2024 9:49 am

Vicki

Journal article title or DOI please.

It’s absurd that NCBI & Science Direct/Elsevier links are blocked even in DDG, because Dr Ivy Mecktin.

Quite absurd.

Vicki
Vicki
March 3, 2024 9:51 am

Indolent, & interested others, try following this link. I actually originally found the articles via Google – searching latest research into Ivermectin.

Nurs Rep. 2023 Mar; 13(1): 315–326.
Published online 2023 Feb 22. doi: 10.3390/nursrep13010030
PMCID: PMC10054244
PMID: 36976682
Outcome of Ivermectin in Cancer Treatment: An Experience in Loja-Ecuador

Yuliana Jiménez-Gaona,1,2,* Oscar Vivanco-Galván,3 Gonzalo Morales-Larreategui,1 Andrea Cabrera-Bejarano,1 and Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing, Supervision4,5
Maria Lavdaniti, Academic Editor, Zyga Sofia, Academic Editor, and Richard Gray, Academic Editor
Author information Article notes Copyright and License information PMC Disclaimer

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
March 3, 2024 9:53 am

Webb doing her best to be worse than Nixon.

And that is a big ask.

Why would any young person want to join the police force?

Unless, of course, you wanted to punch mud buttons and buy surfboard bags.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
March 3, 2024 9:55 am

What a sick joke for a ‘king’ we have now too.

The sick joke is that we have a monarch who wanted to be a tampon.

Roger
Roger
March 3, 2024 9:55 am

We can see who the police hierarchy consider their community and it’s certainly not Jewish and Christian Australians.

This may partly explain the demoralisation in the ranks.

miltonf
miltonf
March 3, 2024 9:58 am

not what you’d call inspiring but worse than that is he has palled with the old perv in the whitehouse and the kerry cadaver.

Roger
Roger
March 3, 2024 10:01 am

“It’s a great display of inclusion, we’re a part of this and we’re a part of the community.”

We are us!

Digger
Digger
March 3, 2024 10:08 am

m0nty
Mar 2, 2024 10:32 PM

I note that Hunter Biden said in his deposition today that he never dropped a laptop off at that blind repairman’s shop.

So it turns out the whole Hunter thing has been a Russian op from start to finish. Comer should really be retiring to the ladies’ toilets with a silk neck tie at this point.

There is a level of stupid that I thought even idiots could not plumb but you have simply smashed through that like a red hot knife through butter…

cohenite
March 3, 2024 10:15 am

Dickless slimes in:

I note that Hunter Biden said in his deposition today that he never dropped a laptop off at that blind repairman’s shop.

So it turns out the whole Hunter thing has been a Russian op from start to finish. Comer should really be retiring to the ladies’ toilets with a silk neck tie at this point.

Supports corrupt, perverted treasonous drug lords, vomits the old Russian op bullshit and advocates an honest pollie, Comer, should neck himself.

cohenite
March 3, 2024 10:18 am

Great bit of art headlining this thread:

Dulce Domum, John Atkinson Grimshaw, 1885

His other paintings are worth a look too. Dame Autumn has a mournful face

miltonf
miltonf
March 3, 2024 10:22 am

Extraordinary that the fat creep feels the need to defend these spoilt, spiteful enemies of ordinary people.

cohenite
March 3, 2024 10:24 am

Indolent
Mar 3, 2024 8:39 AM
Woke Church of England Posts Job for Anti-Racist Officer to ‘Deconstruct Whiteness’

The COE, like the LNP, is fuked.

Roger
Roger
March 3, 2024 10:26 am

California’s deficit soars to $73bn.

They need more migrants.

Roger
Roger
March 3, 2024 10:28 am

The COE, like the LNP, is fuked.

Happily, they’re destined to disappear by 2060 if present trends continue.

In the meantime, the bishops are doing their best to speed up the process.

Roger
Roger
March 3, 2024 10:36 am

Sign of the times (and the future?):

The bloke who ran second to George Galloway in Rochdale is a local business owner who ran on local issues like reopening a maternity ward.

He got more votes than Labour & the Tories combined.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 3, 2024 10:38 am

Barking Toad
Mar 3, 2024 9:55 AM
What a sick joke for a ‘king’ we have now too.

The sick joke is that we have a monarch who wanted to be a tampon.

Treat him as one, use then discard?

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 3, 2024 10:43 am

And, almost* exsaactly as I predicted, after a rather cool and moist summer, Nine news reports ”Australia has just experienced its 3rd hottest summer evva’

* I predicted a ‘2nd hottest’ claim.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 3, 2024 10:50 am

Roger
Mar 3, 2024 10:36 AM
Sign of the times (and the future?):

The bloke who ran second to George Galloway in Rochdale is a local business owner who ran on local issues like reopening a maternity ward.

He got more votes than Labour & the Tories combined.

Both FTP with optional voting and CPV work to prevent such candidates from succeeding. I suspect that they will only get ahead with non-compulsory preferential voting.

Aaron
Aaron
March 3, 2024 10:51 am

Study: Cooking a grilled cheese sandwich on a gas stove is MORE toxic than breathing in car exhaust fumes (1 Mar)

Still researching comparison to burning electric car fumes.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 3, 2024 10:51 am

The Stuart Highway closed north and south of Tennant Creek. Again.

Up to a metre of water over it.

Those Direct Energy Weapons would surely be needing a service by now.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 3, 2024 10:52 am

That should be compulsory voting with optional preferencing.

Pogria
Pogria
March 3, 2024 10:57 am

I’m happy to go along with equal pay for equal work.
Pollie scum should be strapped down and forced to watch this clip.

Roger
Roger
March 3, 2024 10:59 am

I suspect that they will only get ahead with non-compulsory preferential voting.

Or an electorate fed up with business as usual.

As I referenced yesterday in the UK Telegraph voter poll in Rochdale, cost of living, NHS waiting lists and crime on the High St. were at the top of voters’ concerns; the war in Gaza greatly exercised only 8% of voters.

Take Galloway out of the election and the fellow may have been in with a good chance.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 3, 2024 11:00 am

Researchers found cooking a simple grilled cheese sandwich may expose residents…

so, the Ponds Institute lives?

Pogria
Pogria
March 3, 2024 11:08 am

The cooking with Gas Evil is gaining momentum. Television has been drafted to the cause. Last week I caught a couple of minutes of “the Cook-up”. Jamie Durie and Adam Liaw were spruiking the dangers caused by “dangerous particles” spewed into the air we breathe by Gas cooking.
They both agreed Induction was much better. Bought and paid for turds.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 3, 2024 11:09 am

”Australia has just experienced its 3rd hottest summer evva’

Yes flyingduk I believe the Bureau used 2021 as the base point.

feelthebern
feelthebern
March 3, 2024 11:10 am

I referenced the NY Times report on the CIA & Ukraine.
Taibbi wrote a piece on it which is paywalled.
The audible via youtube is not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=desA2kyAHlw

Who knows if a change in US policy is coming.
Leaks & the resulting columns like the NYT ran is an exercise in laying the groundwork if they want to change policy.
They are keeping their options open.

Pogria
Pogria
March 3, 2024 11:10 am
Black Ball
Black Ball
March 3, 2024 11:11 am

The cooking with Gas Evil is gaining momentum. Television has been drafted to the cause. Last week I caught a couple of minutes of “the Cook-up”. Jamie Durie and Adam Liaw were spruiking the dangers caused by “dangerous particles” spewed into the air we breathe by Gas cooking.
They both agreed Induction was much better. Bought and paid for turds.’

Lol Pogria turds indeed.
Adam Liaw should remember his roots and how they cooked. What a flog.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 3, 2024 11:17 am

In “awwww look at the widdle faces” news, the little ground burrowing desert frogs are all hanging around the outside path lights this morning catching bugs attracted to the lights.
Hopping little love marbles.

Its pissing with rain here, has been for 3 days off and on.
A very wet year inland.

shatterzzz
March 3, 2024 11:18 am

Just released from Liverpool Hospital after a 3 day sojourn 3 dayz .. Youngest daughter turned up Wednesday afternoon ..
“Dad your specialist rang they want you in LH ..NOW, immediately, soon as …”
So off we trundles to hospital .. 2 hours wait for triage .. 1st question ..”Where’s the pain”? .. My answer, “What pain?.. I’m not in pain” ..
another 2 hours in the waiting room & called in to see a doctor .. 1st question .. Where is it hurting” you can guess the answer …!
2 more hours and a CT scan .. “1st question ….. you’ve guessed it ..! LOL!
And so after 6 hours waiting in Emergency trundled off to a ward .. not bad for someone who they (medicos) wanted immediately & forthwith ..!
Hooked up to an IV drip and spent from midnight Wednesday to 6.00am Saturday morning lying flat in bed as numerous bags of IV stuff pumped into the bod beautiful …..
Eventually, Saturday morning explanation that my kidneys were gasping from overwork, apparently my prostate was fatigued and invited the kidneys to join the party and now the kydneys were danced out so needed a decent revival session ….
But the main problem was & still is … Why am I not sick? .. Apparently with this inner turmoil I’m supposed to be in dire straits but as I said to the doc ..
“Monday I swam 1500 mts, Tuesday I biked 40kms & Wednesday I biked 90kms .. normal stuff for me and I feel fan-bloody-tastic .. as usual” ..
Anywayz, they’ve cast me out, kidneys cleansed and rarin’ to go, again, and NO swimming, biking until I see the specialist on the 19th .. in the meanwhile I’ve got another, more in-depth, CT Scan come Wednesday & an MRI on the 14th ………!
And me .. I still feel top notch …………!

Roger
Roger
March 3, 2024 11:18 am

Jamie Durie and Adam Liaw were spruiking the dangers caused by “dangerous particles” spewed into the air we breathe by Gas cooking.

Jamie Durie…wasn’t he going to be the next big thing in the US after being talent scouted by Oprah?

Now he’s on SBS flogging stuff with cut price Curtis Stone Adam Liaw.

Chuckle.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 3, 2024 11:19 am

Pogria
Mar 3, 2024 11:10 AM

I see you found my autobiography.

shatterzzz
March 3, 2024 11:28 am

Mole, you haven’t been writing any book titles lately. ?

Woof, Woof .. that pix brings back memories of a 14 years old lad reading magazines .. can’t remember their publication titles but there was half a dozen of those type of “men only”, USA import, mags around .. not porno.. all the hand drawn pix relating to the fantastical WW2 tales of bravado and unbelievable herioics against the dastsrdly, Nazis, Japanese foes ..
They were full mag size ( like the Dandy, Beano,Hotspur, Wizard ect stuff) as oppose to to the paperback sized all drawn, excellent, alwayz 64 pages long, British tales of derring-do ……….

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 3, 2024 11:33 am

What a sick joke for a ‘king’ we have now too.

Some softening up going on.

Secret plan for King Charles’ death scrubs out Prince Harry (3 Mar)

“There is a carefully mapped out contingency plan in place if the king is unable to carry out public-facing engagements over the coming months, and none of these involve Prince Harry,” a well-placed source told Nicholls.

The official line, according to the Times is that “the Prince of Wales may step in for His Majesty, nothing is scheduled currently, Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace are in constant communication and should the need arise, appropriate arrangements will be made”.

Normally “well-placed source” is code for “officially unofficial statement”. I don’t know what cancer Charles has, other than climate cancer, which he has bad and is terminal.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 3, 2024 11:37 am

Straya beat the Kiwis, thanks to the bowlers rather than batsmen. Yet again.

The GOAT took ten wickets for the match. Factoid: He has now taken more five-wicket hauls in an innings than….

D.K. Lillee.

That’s how good he is.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 3, 2024 11:38 am

Crossie

Looked very wholesome like Mormon missionaries or like those faux Nazis at the Melbourne women’s rally

Just because he’s thin, tidy and neat doesn’t mean he’s gay.

Zafiro
Zafiro
March 3, 2024 11:52 am

Factoid: He has now taken more five-wicket hauls in an innings than….

D.K. Lillee.

That’s how good he is.

Calm down. Yes he’s good. Only took him 128 tests compared to Lillee’s 70.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 3, 2024 11:56 am

Only took him 128 tests compared to Lillee’s 70

Yeah, but Lyon traded in his missus for a younger, much hotter model, so it cancels that out.

Perfidious Albino
Perfidious Albino
March 3, 2024 12:00 pm

Durie seems to have had his fair share of media opportunities over the years but never seems to be able to successfully take off – well, except that time he was a stripper…

Pogria
Pogria
March 3, 2024 12:07 pm

Mole, Shatterzzz,
😀 😀 😀

KevinM
KevinM
March 3, 2024 12:11 pm

Zafiro
Mar 3, 2024 11:52 AM

Factoid: He has now taken more five-wicket hauls in an innings than….
D.K. Lillee.
That’s how good he is.

Calm down. Yes he’s good. Only took him 128 tests compared to Lillee’s 70.

More importantly, compare the opposition, they are, were bowling at!

Pogria
Pogria
March 3, 2024 12:12 pm

Perfidious,
when Durie was a stripper, he figured highly in women’s fantasies.
After he went legit, and they saw how boring he is, his new career went ffft.

Pogria
Pogria
March 3, 2024 12:15 pm

Winston, snap!

Digger, if you are around, in the clip Winston and I linked to, there are a few seconds footage of a diver. He obviously had to do some dangerous work. As the girl commenting states when the diver surfaces, “he looks as though his life flashed before his eyes”.

I’m sure you can relate.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 3, 2024 12:16 pm

Researchers found cooking a simple grilled cheese sandwich may expose residents to as many as 10 million nanocluster aerosols per cubic nanometer…

I’m not an Expert, so I’ve no idea what a standard ‘nanocluster aerosol’ is, what size it is, or how one would be measured with any great accuracy. Particularly when it comes to cheese nanoclusters.

But I do know that a cubic nanometer is a terribly small volume (a nanometer is a millionth of a millimeter) to hold 10 million of the bastards. The poor researchers must have been swimming in cheese vapour.

There should be a Royal Commission to find ways of banning these dreadful things.

Tom
Tom
March 3, 2024 12:17 pm

Despite the cajolings of the Bureau of Mythology to boil us all alive, the summer that never was has been and gone and it’s now officially autumn.

Down here on Victoria’s Surf Coast, it’s 18C and feels colder. I’m considering turning on the aircon I haven’t used since the cold spring pre-Christmas to warm the joint up.

As with everything it dreams up, the left’s weather hysteria assumes we were all born yesterday.

miltonf
miltonf
March 3, 2024 12:17 pm
JC
JC
March 3, 2024 12:19 pm

I received a research note from a bank I use for my investment side.

They’re listing 10 surprises for 2024, which means there’s a low possibility and a very high reward.

One of them was this, which also got me thinking a little.

Surprise 1: S&P 500 rises 20% (core view: 5,400 S&P 500 by our US strategist, …).
Generative AI does actually increase productivity growth to 2.5%, fuelling a 20% return from equities in 2024.

Now, I think AI has been a little overhyped, but I could also be wrong, and what if this outside prediction comes true? With this, embed a Trump victory in November and think about what this means for the US economy, which is suddenly taking a new course of steroids. But also think what it means for Australia, which has experienced almost no productivity growth and is unlikely to in the foreseeable future. Add in a slowing Chinese economy and falling demand for our two major commodities and a government glued to the union movement.

The US rules supreme, and the Aussie dollar is totally rooted, with a government playing games with the unions.

To emphasize this. A US economy riding a fast train with AI causing a material increase in productivity (and recurring) together with a Trump victory: the US economy would be unstoppable.

Johnny Rotten
March 3, 2024 12:25 pm

Pogria
Mar 3, 2024 11:08 AM
The cooking with Gas Evil is gaining momentum.

Let’s see where this goes. Most Eateries use gas for the cooking and the Chefs just love “cooking with gas”.

Pogria
Pogria
March 3, 2024 12:29 pm
Tom
Tom
March 3, 2024 12:29 pm

Australia … has experienced almost no productivity growth and is unlikely to in the foreseeable future. Add in a slowing Chinese economy and falling demand for our two major commodities and a government glued to the union movement.

JC, upticks are sorely needed for your 12.19pm post. Thanks.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 3, 2024 12:34 pm

Straya beat the Kiwis, thanks to the bowlers rather than batsmen. Yet again.

The GOAT took ten wickets for the match.

He also was top scorer in the 2nd innings as night watchman. Not Jason Gillespie-level, but gritty and well timed.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 3, 2024 12:36 pm

I suspect that they will only get ahead with non-compulsory preferential voting.

Or an electorate fed up with business as usual.

The Brit experience suggests that non-compulsory FPTP doesn’t deliver a significantly different/better/worse outcome in terms of representation – even with ‘fed up’ turned up high. Control of the UK Parliament is still largely a two party contest – albeit with a largely irrelevant Lib-Dem component.

Galloway is a long-term, self-promoting ‘political celebrity’, who has made a career of standing in seats with high levels of unemployed, marginalised, and Muslim voters. No big surprise he was elected in Rochdale – running on a ticket of Hamas and Free Stuff – returned with something like 40% of the 40% turnout.

The same model applied here would likely result in much the same outcome: results driven by the faithful, plus lo-infos dragged out to vote by celebrity and promises of stuff. The outcome; probably reduced Labor, but with a substantial increase in Urban Greens and tealish things.

Careful what you wish for.

Roger
Roger
March 3, 2024 12:47 pm

There should be a Royal Commission to find ways of banning these dreadful things.

You mean the researchers, of course.

Roger
Roger
March 3, 2024 12:49 pm

The Brit experience suggests that non-compulsory FPTP doesn’t deliver a significantly different/better/worse outcome in terms of representation – even with ‘fed up’ turned up high.

I’d suggest that the productivity slump and the resultant indefinite cost of living crisis are going to take “fed up” to levels that surpass even the 1970s.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 3, 2024 12:50 pm

Despite the cajolings of the Bureau of Mythology to boil us all alive, the summer that never was has been and gone and it’s now officially autumn.

The ultimate climate bellwether, the New Farm Park Jacarandas, tells the story of Brisbane’s mild summer. Normally the trees bloom in Spring, with the flowers burned off by late November. But here we are in March, still with vigorous flowering.

If the BOM ever needs a new forecasting octopus…

cohenite
March 3, 2024 12:50 pm

Back in 2020, Joe Biden received 94% of the black vote in Michigan. (That’s in line with what Democrats usually get.)

But now, a new poll of Michigan from Howard University shows that Biden’s support has almost completely evaporated among black voters…

? Joe Biden receives just 49% of their support now… barely half of what he got in 2020…

? …while President Trump receives 26% of the vote… 4 TIMES what he got in 2020.

It’s young brain dead women who are the problem. They’ll vote for a senile, corrupt, pedophile corpse rather than vote for the orange monster.

Digger
Digger
March 3, 2024 12:51 pm

Pogria

Digger, if you are around, in the clip Winston and I linked to, there are a few seconds footage of a diver. He obviously had to do some dangerous work. As the girl commenting states when the diver surfaces, “he looks as though his life flashed before his eyes”.

Thanks Pogria. Oil rig work for any ‘on deck’ operators or divers is certainly not for the faint hearted… It probably sounds a bit corny but quite true when I say diving is conducted in the most hostile work environment on earth. There is no scope for a single breath to catch your thoughts when things go wrong… you simply don’t know when things are going terribly wrong underwater until you exhale and try to take your next breath… and there is nothing to inhale. That moment is difficult to explain but from experience I can say without very decisive action, a degree of luck and support from others the outcome is in the balance…

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 3, 2024 12:52 pm

There should be a Royal Commission to find ways of banning these dreadful things.

You mean the researchers, of course.

An uptick for you.

JC
JC
March 3, 2024 12:53 pm

But now, a new poll of Michigan from Howard University shows that Biden’s support has almost completely evaporated among black voters…

The reason is black brothers are leaving the res. It’s the black Sheila’s who are the problem.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
March 3, 2024 12:59 pm

miltonf
Mar 3, 2024 12:17 PM

The Crude Maoist Origins of Today’s Culture Wars

Interesting and important. I’d come to similar conclusions independently.

miltonf
miltonf
March 3, 2024 1:02 pm

Me too actually- well the disgusting antics of the last five years reminded me of what I had read about China in the 60s.

Makka
Makka
March 3, 2024 1:08 pm

NRL in Vegas ; getting a lot of hype yes, but the atmosphere and intensity is nothing like a State of Origin decider at Suncorp. No matter how hard they pump it up.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
March 3, 2024 1:09 pm

Me too actually- well the disgusting antics of the last five years reminded me of what I had read about China in the 60s.

The interesting issue is the extent to which the ccp has deliberately fostered the western intellectual and moral degeneracy that is wokism

Winston Smith
March 3, 2024 1:15 pm

KD:
GOAT.
What’s that?

Winston Smith
March 3, 2024 1:17 pm

H B Bear
Mar 3, 2024 11:38 AM

Just because he’s thin, tidy and neat doesn’t mean he’s gay.

But it does mean he’s my anti self.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 3, 2024 1:17 pm

I’d suggest that the productivity slump and the resultant indefinite cost of living crisis are going to take “fed up” to levels that surpass even the 1970s.

And I’d agree with that.

My point is that (within reasonable bounds) the degree of fed-up in the voteherd, while it feeds individual charlatans promising ‘solutions’ they can’t deliver, doesn’t automatically change the two-party dynamic – and that the voting system is arguably a second order issue.

Looking at the Australian political landscape I don’t see any change in the performance of Labor or Coalition (individually, or together as an institution) in the face of the emergence of Teal, Green, and Indies in the lower house. I guess they work on the basis that their big political brains will allow them to manage the non-parties-of-government MP’s.

Indolent
Indolent
March 3, 2024 1:21 pm

Talk about off the planet! And these are the people running our lives.

Klaus Schwab: Your avatar will live after you die and your brains will be replicated with algorithms

miltonf
miltonf
March 3, 2024 1:21 pm

BG – to very large extent I think.

.1 The muck on TikTok
.2 The fentanyl crisis in the US
.3 Hollowing out of western industrial base including essential medicines like penicillin

China is NOT out friend

Indolent
Indolent
March 3, 2024 1:22 pm

Andrew Lawrence

Sunak gaslights Britain

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 3, 2024 1:25 pm

Winston – GOAT is “greatest of all time”. Dunno how Nathan Lyon got that nickname but he’s very good off spinner. I can’t think of a better one in Australian test sides.

Makka
Makka
March 3, 2024 1:28 pm

My point is that (within reasonable bounds) the degree of fed-up in the voteherd, while it feeds individual charlatans promising ‘solutions’ they can’t deliver, doesn’t automatically change the two-party dynamic – and that the voting system is arguably a second order issue.

Our retarded Marxist media will always deflect attention away from where it matters for those wanting answers. And solutions. The SFL’s won’t be offering the alternatives that truly matter – cheap energy, discard net zero, much lower taxes, a total education system overhaul, smaller Govt, slashing immigration, regulatory overhauls etc.

The end result will be same old, same old.

Zafiro
Zafiro
March 3, 2024 1:29 pm

Winston – GOAT is “greatest of all time”. Dunno how Nathan Lyon got that nickname but he’s very good off spinner. I can’t think of a better one in Australian test sides.

You just answered your own question Bruce.

Digger
Digger
March 3, 2024 1:31 pm

Dunno how Nathan Lyon got that nickname but he’s very good off spinner. I can’t think of a better one in Australian test sides.

He got it for exactly that reason. He is the best off spinner to ever play for Australia.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
March 3, 2024 1:32 pm

BG – to very large extent I think.

.1 The muck on TikTok
.2 The fentanyl crisis in the US
.3 Hollowing out of western industrial base including essential medicines like penicillin

China is NOT out friend

Yep. If I were in the ccp, it’s what I’d do. In pursuance of a Sun Tzu style war against the west.

miltonf
miltonf
March 3, 2024 1:34 pm

The cozying up to China since Nixon and Whitlam has been a disaster both socially and economically.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
March 3, 2024 1:35 pm

Doc F

Possibly the last monsoonal flurry across the top end of the continent due as well. MJO almost in our neck of the woods. Climate driver update has input from Rossby wave and Kelvin wave as well. 2024 could be ready to go out with a bang tropical weather wise.

WA and the top end have been quiet TC wise, maybe their turn as the Coral Sea was out of the blocks unusually early. SST are high enough to support a cyclone from the North West Cape all around the top to around Wooli in NSW.

Winston Smith
March 3, 2024 1:36 pm

DrBeauGan
Mar 3, 2024 1:09 PM

The interesting issue is the extent to which the ccp has deliberately fostered the western intellectual and moral degeneracy that is wokism

So far, no one has mentioned the “Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom” campaign and its aftermath.
I’ll wait.

miltonf
miltonf
March 3, 2024 1:37 pm

From said article

The United Front in Cultural Work did all it could to encourage cultural revolution in the West. Chinese embassies in London, Paris and Washington printed and distributed free copies of The Thoughts of Chairman Mao.

Digger
Digger
March 3, 2024 1:40 pm

Hollowing out of western industrial base including essential medicines like penicillin

China never for one second hollowed out one iota of the western industrial base or medicines. It is exactly the other way around. The greed of the western industrial base force fed the Chinese hundreds of billions of dollars to provide cheap labour to make China richer, but more importantly to make themselves richer.

The fact that China is not our friend is another matter. We deliberately paid them to become powerful enough to become our enemy.

Winston Smith
March 3, 2024 1:42 pm

DrBeauGan
Mar 3, 2024 1:32 PM

China is NOT out friend

Yep. If I were in the ccp, it’s what I’d do. In pursuance of a Sun Tzu style war against the west.

A lot of people smirk at quotes, but if you want understand the Oriental mind, read Sun Tzu.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 3, 2024 1:45 pm

I’ll go further to say Nathan Lyon is the 8th highest wicket taker in Test Cricket and is second only to Murali in off spin. Murali is special though, like Shane Warne. Rav Ashwin of India will pass Lyon soon, but India does spin friendly wickets.

miltonf
miltonf
March 3, 2024 1:50 pm

We deliberately paid them to become powerful enough to become our enemy.

Who is ‘we’? Def not industrial workers in places like Australia.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 3, 2024 1:52 pm

Murali is special though

Chucker.

To be disregarded completely, or have an asterisk against his name at best.

miltonf
miltonf
March 3, 2024 1:52 pm
Roger
Roger
March 3, 2024 1:56 pm

The interesting issue is the extent to which the ccp has deliberately fostered the western intellectual and moral degeneracy that is wokism

This actually goes back to the KGB’s program of ideological subversion which began with college students in the 1960s and was based on mass brainwashing.

On the face of it, it sounds absurd, but they were so successful the program survived the collapse of the Soviet Union as it took on a life of its own, although it did take longer than the Soviets predicted.

The goal was to undermine moral certainties and change the average American’s perception of reality, which would demoralise and morally weaken the general population, rendering them susceptible to ideological take over.

Hello, post-modern woke America.

Of course, Americans could have resisted, but in actuality the middle class institutions in particular collapsed almost without a fight.

John H.
John H.
March 3, 2024 2:00 pm

miltonf
Mar 3, 2024 1:50 PM
We deliberately paid them to become powerful enough to become our enemy.

Who is ‘we’? Def not industrial workers in places like Australia.

It wasn’t deliberate, there was no plan to make them our enemy. The change was across the globe. It was about profits. With low labour costs, very few regulations, companies rushed to boost profits by setting up manufacturing in China. Companies were even prepared to hand over IP to China. Follow the money, no need for conspiracies. The shift was encouraged by the concept of comparative advantage. Long term considerations were irrelevant, tomorrow’s share price was determinative.

m0nty
m0nty
March 3, 2024 2:02 pm

I see the Sunday shows are trying desperately to spin Dunkley as a victory for the Libs, but it’s actually a total disaster. During a massive cost of living crisis, Labor in government increased its primary vote in a historically Liberal seat.

The Libs only succeeded in winning back One Nation and UAP extremist votes, off the back of Suss L’s racist tweet. That’s all they’re good for at this point.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
March 3, 2024 2:07 pm

A lot of people smirk at quotes, but if you want understand the Oriental mind, read Sun Tzu.

He’s a very smart man. And a good writer.

If I were a member of the CCP and a student of Sun Tzu, I should do several things to conquer the West. First I should analyse its structural weaknesses, and the greatest of these is its tolerance of diversity. Then I should encourage its development to lunatic extremes. In a limited range, tolerance of diversity is a strength, but pushed to lunacy it is a colossal weakness. If I had control of Biden, I should arrange for open borders and fill the USA with my people. And encourage their military to recruit them.
I would encourage perversions in the enemy’s country to demoralise the public.

All these things have happened.

Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action.

Zafiro
Zafiro
March 3, 2024 2:09 pm

Chucker.

To be disregarded completely, or have an asterisk against his name at best.

Quite so. Go grab a tennis ball etc and chuck an off-spinner. Can impart heaps more spin the chuck.

After Darrell Hair called him the second time for chucking that should have been the last the world saw of him.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 3, 2024 2:09 pm

Chinese embassies in London, Paris and Washington printed and distributed free copies of The Thoughts of Chairman Mao.

In the 1970’s the Little Red Book was an essential fashion statement for upper/middle-class UK students; it demonstrated 100% Right On Man-of-the-people credentials – and apparently could earn a solidarity shag.

We wokking class yoths looked on with amazement as our better-bred peers solemnly waved them aloft at every opportunity to present as cadres in the Struggle.

Roger
Roger
March 3, 2024 2:09 pm

It wasn’t deliberate, there was no plan to make them our enemy.

Rather, it was believed that by bringing them into our commercial orbit they would also politically liberalise.

Perhaps the greatest strategic error of the post-WWII era.

Roger
Roger
March 3, 2024 2:12 pm

muntser gets one thing right…

Sussssan Ley is not a great asset for the Liberal leadership team.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 3, 2024 2:12 pm

I see the Sunday shows are trying desperately to spin Dunkley as a victory for the Libs, but it’s actually a total disaster. During a massive cost of living crisis, Labor in government increased its primary vote in a historically Liberal seat.

Correct.
The cost of the disaster is yet to emerge.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 3, 2024 2:13 pm

Monty – that’s very funny. Why would we care if The Net Zero Party or the Other Net Zero Party won?

And the reason why the Libs “only succeeded in winning back One Nation and UAP extremist votes” is that neither of those parties um like stood candidates.

Is there a massive cost of living crisis? That’s weird, you couldn’t tell that from Albo or Chris Bowen. Electricity is too cheap to meter these days. Get with the program Monty.

Digger
Digger
March 3, 2024 2:15 pm

Who is ‘we’? Def not industrial workers in places like Australia.

The west is ‘who is we’. It was us including you and industrial who bought trillions of dollars of ‘Made in China’ rubbish. Everyone was complicit… EVERYONE. And it was deliberate. It was calculated and it was only ever about making already wealthy people wealthier. Absolutely nobody pushed back.

Oh come on
Oh come on
March 3, 2024 2:16 pm

One of the individuals featured on Nemesis who came across as the most irritating and odious was Russell Broadbent.*

Throughout the entire series, Broadbent consistently affected a disgusted, moralistic disdain for the processes and players involved – I don’t recall anyone being spared from his self-righteous, withering scorn – yet he by his own admission was involved in the spills! He spent so much of the time looking down his pointy nose at the treachery and collusion which he was a part of. A real piece of work, that bloke.

*Trumble took out gold, silver and bronze simultaneously on that score, so Broadbent wasn’t competing at that elite level of dirtbaggery but was still insufferable

miltonf
miltonf
March 3, 2024 2:18 pm

The Soviets may have been hopeless with economics but were masters of propaganda.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
March 3, 2024 2:20 pm

Hello, post-modern woke America.

Hello anti- nuclear Australia. Fomenting anti-nuclear hysteria started with Stalin, who wanted nuclear power for the soviet union but nobody else. And the hysteria he started long outlasted both Stalin and the Soviet union and is still alive and well in Oz.

As you say, Roger, the propaganda can long outlast the (cold) war which started it.

Were I on the other side, I’d be using these methods. So would Sun Tzu.

cohenite
March 3, 2024 2:20 pm

miltonf
Mar 3, 2024 1:52 PM
Speaking of degeneracy, check out the ABC lezos

FMD.

In better news, this week’s WIP is outstanding.

Oh come on
Oh come on
March 3, 2024 2:20 pm

m0nty still thinks most people here barrack for the coalition in way he barracks for the ALP. He’s a bit of a dinosaur. Not very sophisticated.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 3, 2024 2:20 pm

The Soviets may have been hopeless with economics but were masters of propaganda.

I was just thinking the same of Monty. Very unlikely he’s ever done NPV and IRR sensitivity analyses.

miltonf
miltonf
March 3, 2024 2:22 pm

Everyone was complicit… EVERYONE.

bullshit

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 3, 2024 2:22 pm

Now, I think AI has been a little overhyped, but I could also be wrong, and what if this outside prediction comes true?

Medical:
If AI can diagnose at least as well as doctors do (and it can) then quite a lot of dough & productivity will be saved.

Quantity surveying, & design of projects.

Im not smart enough to work out exactly how AI will develop, but I can see these as reasonable low hanging fruit.
https://youtu.be/olgEVWIpTNw

Just to pick one specific area, drug interactions.

cohenite
March 3, 2024 2:23 pm

I see the Sunday shows are trying desperately to spin Dunkley as a victory for the Libs, but it’s actually a total disaster.

Yeah, total disaster for Australia you dickless creep. No one here advocates the spineless LINOs shithead. And that’s the problem: the liars and filth on one hand and the gutless libs on the other hand. Piss off and go and play with the milko’s sprogs.

John H.
John H.
March 3, 2024 2:25 pm

Roger
Mar 3, 2024 2:09 PM
It wasn’t deliberate, there was no plan to make them our enemy.

Rather, it was believed that by bringing them into our commercial orbit they would also politically liberalise.

Perhaps the greatest strategic error of the post-WWII era.

That was the idea. Do you think it might have worked but for Xi? I’m ignorant about Chinese modern history and wonder if China may have gone down a more friendly path.

Zafiro
Zafiro
March 3, 2024 2:26 pm

Labor in government increased its primary vote in a historically Liberal seat.

Did the AEC not re-jig the electorate boundaries to make it a less Liberal seat?

Same went with Corangamite where I live. That used to be a safe Liberal seat, but population growth in southern Geelong got Colac and districts cut out of the electorate and shunted to Wannon. Now Corangamite is safe Labore.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
March 3, 2024 2:28 pm

Chucker.

To be disregarded completely, or have an asterisk against his name at best.

Beat me too it KD. I was still interested in the game at that time. Hair stood his ground and was fined for it later criticising the ICC capitulation. I remember 12th mans Billy Birmingham taking the mickey about match fixing and the likes. Sub continental money has been very problematic for the game.

Oh come on
Oh come on
March 3, 2024 2:30 pm

Can’t say I blame the Saudis. They’ve seen the extreme lengths the permanent DC bureaucracy is willing to go to in order to keep a president they didn’t have a huge problem out of office. Openly trash the first principles their nation was built on, flirt with starting WW3, ensure a literal and obvious dementia patient is elected to run the show – the US has shown itself to be an unreliable partner.

Australia should take note but of course we won’t.

Oh come on
Oh come on
March 3, 2024 2:31 pm

a huge problem with

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 3, 2024 2:31 pm

He’s a bit of a dinosaur. Not very sophisticated

Mmm.

Loud. Waving tiny little T-Rex arms about. Has no impact on bigger dinosaurs.

Yep.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
March 3, 2024 2:32 pm

On the Birth of his Son, ‘Su Tung-p’o:

Families, when a child is born
Want it to be intelligent.
I, through intelligence,
Having wrecked my whole life,
Only hope the baby will prove
Ignorant and stupid.
Then he may crown a tranquil life
By becoming a Cabinet Minister.

That was written in China nearly a thousand years ago. The ‘Cabinet Minister’ is a loose translation, his political system being rather different from ours. It’s more nearly ‘Very Senior Bureaucrat’.

There isn’t an ‘Oriental mind ‘. There are several Oriental cultures. And people who can transcend them.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 3, 2024 2:34 pm

Hair stood his ground and was fined for it later criticising the ICC capitulation

Darrell Hair should never have had to buy a beer for the rest of his life.

Instead, he ended up working in a regional NSW bottle shop and was eventually pinched for stealing the merch, and having his finger in the till.

A damn shame.

Dot
Dot
March 3, 2024 2:36 pm

The Libs only succeeded in winning back One Nation and UAP extremist votes, off the back of Suss L’s racist tweet.

How many voters in Australia actually read Twitter?

Be serious for a moment.

No kidding Aussie left wing Twitter is great. It’s a competition as to who can strike a pose as a statue of the next great patrician ALP leader.

Some idiot without even a ALP/GRN local branch executive position will pay for premium Twitter and they live there because their work is basically a high end work for the dole scheme.

They can quip their way to The Lodge, you’ll see.

Makka
Makka
March 3, 2024 2:38 pm

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Eyrie
Eyrie
March 3, 2024 2:54 pm

The NKVD/KGB blokes who pushed environmentalism and anti nuclear on the West succeeded beyond their wildest hopes.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
March 3, 2024 2:54 pm

Wokism is just hyperliberalism

I agree. The question is, who hypered it and was it deliberate ccp policy? As I’ve said above, it’s what I’d do if I were a ccp disciple of Sun Tzu.

Digger
Digger
March 3, 2024 3:12 pm

miltonf
Mar 3, 2024 2:22 PM
Everyone was complicit… EVERYONE.

bullshit

Talk is great after the fact. You have personally paid China thousands of dollars. Denial is the only thing that is bullshit…

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 3, 2024 3:16 pm

Theres a study in this. But Im not going to do it.

Despite the statistics, plenty of readers in heterosexual relationships told Guardian Australia that in their homes, women significantly out-earned their spouses.

We need a name for them, perhaps the Soylent generation?

John H.
John H.
March 3, 2024 3:17 pm

dover0beach
Mar 3, 2024 2:46 PM

Wokism is just hyperliberalism. All of these developments were present in Western societies prior to any of these programs commencing.

In the absence of any leaked documents or CCP officials declaring it was a strategy to decay the West it is just an idea. Wokism is a natural extension of a movement that began decades ago, long before the CCP could ever dream up something so sinister.

miltonf
miltonf
March 3, 2024 3:18 pm

You have personally paid China thousands of dollars.

don’t lecture me

miltonf
miltonf
March 3, 2024 3:19 pm

You have no idea what my purchasing decisions are

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 3, 2024 3:22 pm

In the absence of any leaked documents or CCP officials declaring it was a strategy to decay the West it is just an idea.

John – It’s widely known that Chinese and Russian state entities have been funding western climate activists for a long long time. It’s only a slight extension to funding woke, BLM and Antifa.

This has got to be the cheapest method over overturning the West, these idiots work off the smell of an oily rag.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
March 3, 2024 3:24 pm

In the absence of any leaked documents or CCP officials declaring it was a strategy to decay the West it is just an idea.

Do you think they’d be stupid enough to tell you? Yes, it is just an idea. And a bloody good idea from the point of view of the ccp. Exploit the weakness of the enemy is standard military strategy. And carrying a basically good, Christian, ideal to a lunatic extreme would be a good strategy for anyone seeking the fall of the West.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 3, 2024 3:24 pm

From silent to soylent

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JC
JC
March 3, 2024 3:27 pm

dover0beach
Mar 3, 2024 2:53 PM

I have to agree with you, Dover. I think it’s the first time in about a year. Congrats – at least you’ve got one thing right.

Wokeism…the word came out of the American black “intelligenceier”. Wokeism or it’s genesis was around in the 90s.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 3, 2024 3:27 pm

Will the rugby have a Welcome to Country?

miltonf
miltonf
March 3, 2024 3:31 pm

I think wokeism is what used to be called political correctness. The term itself goes back to around 1962 iirc.

miltonf
miltonf
March 3, 2024 3:32 pm

The policy of the CCP would be simply to notice the tendencies already present and do nothing to arrest them.

and maybe give them a good push along with tik tok.

JC
JC
March 3, 2024 3:33 pm

miltonf
Mar 3, 2024 3:31 PM

I think wokeism is what used to be called political correctness. The term itself goes back to around 1962 iirc.

It certainly blasted out of the casket in the 90s.

Digger
Digger
March 3, 2024 3:34 pm

Amazing that people seem to think that China could become a economic superpower but that this would have no geopolitical consequences with respect to the current hegemon.

It is amazing that people think that way. It appears that many do not understand either the Korean or Vietnam wars where China played a significant direct and support role in both. With regards to the current global situation China has always had the patience to ‘play a long game’ strategy. They play that game better than anyone and it was only when Xi took over it sped up dramatically and became unstoppable. They have always believed their position in the world was one of leadership and the west provided the perfect platform for them to get there and without the massive expenditure associated with such an aim. They went from dirt tracks to super highways, tin shanties to skyscrapers, junks to super tankers, patrol boats to aircraft carriers and all of it in record time without any intermediary development costs or technology development blocks associated with such development. Everything they got from the west catapulted them from bottom end third world to approaching super power status in less than half a century. Doubting both their ability and intent is dangerous.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
March 3, 2024 3:35 pm

Adam Liaw should remember his roots and how they cooked. What a flog.

. I love most cooking shows (except the MyKitchenRules, Masterchef/Great Bakeoffs) but cannot stomach this mediocrity, a sellout with a significant underbite.

shatterzzz
March 3, 2024 3:36 pm

Well that didn’t go according to the media plan ..
Manly 36 .. Latrine 24 ..
I was gonna call ’em Soufs but, apparently, from a media poin tof view only Latrine played for Soufs .. Tho he was “outstanding” ..
Sadly “outstanding” doesn’t get any points .. winning does ….. LOL!

JC
JC
March 3, 2024 3:37 pm

Doc

The American left doesn’t need the CCP to initiate or amplify extremely stupid and degenerate ideas. They’ve been pioneers at doing so. The rest, including the CCP, are rank amateurs.

Digger
Digger
March 3, 2024 3:38 pm

You have personally paid China thousands of dollars.

don’t lecture me

Not a lecture…. a fact. You are as complicit as every one of us. As I previously said, denial is bullshit.

Zafiro
Zafiro
March 3, 2024 3:39 pm
m0nty
m0nty
March 3, 2024 3:39 pm

Dunkley was the sort of seat that heralded a new era where the Liberals abandoned their heartland and went searching for new demographics in the satellite suburbs. The fact that they made zero headway in regaining that kind of seat only underlines how untethered they are now. There is no safe space for them, blue ribbons cut to shreds, nowhere that they can’t lose.

I look forward to them maybe getting competitive in Broadmeadows by 2036, if they survive as a party that long.

miltonf
miltonf
March 3, 2024 3:40 pm

Not a lecture…. a fact. You are as complicit as every one of us. As I previously said, denial is bullshit.

rubbish

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 3, 2024 3:40 pm

I’d suggest that the productivity slump and the resultant indefinite cost of living crisis are going to take “fed up” to levels that surpass even the 1970s

Poms put up with a lot. It’s the only way you could stay sane. I suggest Victoriastanis start practicing.

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