Open Thread – Mon 4 March 2024


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JC
JC
March 5, 2024 10:42 pm

How about DEI then? Surely that will slow down the process.

Appears to be on its last legs too.

Wall Street’s DEI Retreat Has Officially Begun
Programs once meant for people of color and women are now open to all.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has made a surprising change to its “Possibilities Summit” for Black college students: It’s opened the program to White students.
At Bank of America Corp., certain internal programs that used to focus on women and minorities have been broadened to include everyone.
And at Bank of New York Mellon Corp., executives are being urged to reconsider hard metrics for workforce diversity. Lose them, lawyers have advised.
This is what diversity, equity and inclusion looks like on Wall Street today: anxious, fraught – and changing fast.

More

From C-suites down, American finance is quietly reassessing its promises to level the playing field. The growing conservative assault on DEI, coupled with pockets of resentment among White employees, have executives moving to head off accusations of reverse discrimination. It’s not just Wall Street. In recent weeks, Zoom Video Communications Inc. cut its internal DEI team amid broader layoffs and Tesla Inc. removed language about minority workers from a regulatory filing.

https://archive.is/2jfaN#selection-1713.0-1725.50

Muddy
Muddy
March 5, 2024 10:47 pm

Sabaya – Arabic term for a female captive; in the possession of her captor. The latter, as the ‘property owner’ may do what he pleases with her. Sabaya is a term used by both h@m@s and daesh. [IDF public statement].

Interesting that Arabic has a specific term for female slaves, no?

Sabaya proxy – Muddy-Arabic term for safely-distant female sex-slavery voyeurs and enablers.

Digger
Digger
March 5, 2024 10:47 pm

The US has 83 SMRs in their warships, up to 500MW.

They have grown a bit since then, cohenite…

It is estimated that the thermal power output of each A1B as installed in the USS Gerald Ford will be around 700 MWth, some 25% more than provided by the A4W as installed in the Nimitz Class carriers. Improved efficiency in the total plant is expected to provide improved output to both propulsion and electrical systems. Using A4W data with a 25% increase in thermal power, the A1B reactors likely produce enough steam to generate 125 megawatts (168,000 hp) of electricity, plus 350,000 shaft horsepower (260 MW) from just one reactor to power the four propeller shafts.

MatrixTransform
March 5, 2024 10:52 pm

How about DEI then?

what?

you mean a bunch Masters of the Universe were so fecking stupid that they bought into the idiotic trendy stuff and now theyre trying to walk it back because even Joe Average knows that rubbish is retarded?

… and concurrently, AI will dispense with human labour according to JC?

hey BComm … are you sure you’ve properly thought this through?

Muddy
Muddy
March 5, 2024 10:55 pm

The paperless office.
Yeah… about that.

Digger
Digger
March 5, 2024 11:07 pm

You idiot.

Don’t jump the gun on the fraudulent Trump charge yet, Einstein. The fat lady has not yet sung.

Top Ender
Top Ender
March 5, 2024 11:10 pm

Only in Canberra…..maaaaate!

Students at Canberra University have been startled to discover the identity of their new lecturer in the law of evidence: disgraced former ACT director of public prosecutions Shane Drumgold.

Mr Drumgold, who resigned as DPP last year following the damning findings of misconduct by the Sofronoff ­inquiry, began teaching a unit of the online law of evidence course at the university on January 15 and will teach another from October 21.

Academics at the university have expressed astonishment that Mr Drumgold will be teaching students, particularly in an area of law which he was found by the ­Sofronoff inquiry to have deliberately flouted.

“Being appointed in the middle of this godforsaken mess to teach evidence law is just – wow, you can’t make it up,” one faculty member told The Australian.

“It’s funny how academia doesn’t think (the Sofronoff ­report) is a real thing – it’s just staggering.”

Mr Drumgold’s current LinkedIn profile describes him as a “retired lawyer author”.

The former DPP is teaching a unit that “introduces graduate students to the law of evidence” with a particular focus on the ACT Evidence Act 2011, including pre-trial obligations, privileges and ­exceptions to the rules.

Among the findings of the ­Sofronoff inquiry were that Mr Drumgold was guilty of a serious breach of duty by failing to comply with the “golden rule” of disclosure by failing to disclose documents under the Evidence Act 2011; that he “kept the defence in the dark” about the steps he was taking to deny it the documents; and that he “constructed a false narrative to support a claim of legal professional privilege”.

Mr Drumgold was also found to have made representations to Chief Justice Lucy McCallum in the criminal case against Bruce Lehrmann that were untrue and “an invention of his own” and presented evidence in the form of an alleged “contemporaneous” file note to the Chief Justice that was false and “knowingly lied” to her about it.

All of these findings were upheld on Monday by judge Stephen Kaye in response to a legal challenge by Mr Drumgold to the ­Sofronoff inquiry’s report that he was in breach of his duties while prosecuting allegations that Mr Lehrmann raped Brittany Higgins on a couch in Parliament House.

“He’s teaching evidence and all of this [Mr Drumgold’s admissions in the inquiry and Sofronoff findings] is on the public record,” the faculty member said, acknowledging that colleagues at the university were reluctant to make an issue of the appointment.

“You don’t speak up about this sort of thing because if you have a view that’s anywhere in the centre of politics … best of luck to you,” the staff member said.

Despite a stated commitment by the University of Canberra to “open and transparent governance and leadership”, the university declined to respond to any of the specific questions posed by The Australian.

Among those the university failed to address were: how Mr Drumgold was selected and awarded the position, and whether the university had considered the findings of the Sofronoff inquiry when it appointed him.

Mr Drumgold, who gained his law degree from the University of Canberra in 2001, was made an adjunct professor (an academic who does not work full time at the university) in 2020 and is still listed on the university website in that position.

The university would not disclose whether Mr Drumgold held any positions other than teaching the evidence course, or the terms and conditions of his employment.

Instead, the university issued a brief statement asserting that teaching of all units was “governed by quality assurance processes” and that appointment of teaching staff was “governed by rigorous policies that ensure their suitability and qualifications are aligned with the unit’s delivery requirements”.

Mr Drumgold is not able to work as a barrister in the ACT as his practising certificate was conditional on his employment in government.

Applications for practising certificates – and renewals – do not begin again in the ACT until April.

Oz – no comments allowed of course

JC
JC
March 5, 2024 11:13 pm

Yes. I’m the statist because I point out to you that over regulation makes your stupid fantasy impossible.

Peronist is more accurate, and I said stastist, not statist. Those are two different things. Look it up if you don’t know what it means.

As always, driven by a tribalist ideology you think there is a shortcut to doing the hard work of winding back government overreach.

Not at all; in fact, a tribalist, stupid libertarian in Argentina is making it look really easy. In fact, had anyone suggested a few years ago that Argentina was going to be where it is now, they would have been told to go see a shrink. But it’s happening.

Like you thought offshoring would destroy Union bastardry and open borders would destroy the welfare state.

It most certainly reduced union bastardry, as we were in a sinkhole like your native country, which was actually in a worse position. The welfare state would have become bigger with subsidies and tariffs protecting lazy firms. That’s welfare too, in case you didn’t realize.

Have you not yet understood that it doesn’t work?

Protectionism for the sake of keeping union jobs? Sure.

Union bastardry just moved into other sectors after your ilk offshored manufacturing. The welfare state just expanded into a massive, self sustaining industry fed by refugees and social breakdown.

Social breakdown would never have occurred if we kept the protected textile industry afloat, right? That’s your thesis for this evening.

Parties that previously catered to the working classes who you despise turned instead to identity politics and importing voters.

Why would I despise the working class? Do you have even a smidgen of evidence for this mind-reading caper?

You are such a small government purist you don’t understand that moving government revenue collection from the small sums that could be raised from tariffs in the 1800s to income tax during World War Two and then to broad consumption taxes later, led to a massive expansion of government revenues and thus ** ta da** to a massive increase in the size of government.

Except I do realize that, and I also realize that tariffs were around when the top tax rate in Australia was 90%. You’re mind-reading and making stuff up as you go along, as the facts don’t agree with your assertions. There were no halcyon days of very low income tax and tariffs post-WW1.

But you won’t learn. You remain isolated from the fallout.

What fallout?

So go ahead. Imagine that Western countries are about to undergo an AI led manufacturing revival. The opposite is true. Having with the assistance of the likes of you destroyed Western manufacturing, the shits are turning their eyes to destroying Western agriculture.

Western agri is not going to be “ruined” because that’s not going anywhere fast, particularly in Europe, where it’s pretty certain right-wing nationalist parties will be in power this year and 2025.

Or have you missed what is occurring in Europe?

All that will be reversed pretty soon.

But we’re discussing the AI-led revolution in manufacturing and re-shoring. You’ve said re-shoring isn’t happening in the US, and it’s been occurring at a rapid rate unless you believe MIT Sloan is lying.

Also, one last point: No one told the carmakers to leave. They left because they lost their massive subsidies, which cost the equivalent of the cost of the car. In other words, we, the taxpayers, were paying the car makers to produce cars at a rate of 100%. Great deal, right?

JC
JC
March 5, 2024 11:21 pm

Here’s your solution, Juan.

You are constantly badgering us with the idea that China is an evil empire. That’s somewhat true, at least under Xi and I have no disagreement on that score. So why, then, are you always frothing at the mouth about our imports?

If you want to prevent imports, then demand we stop exporting to China, as that would collapse our trade balance by about A$150 billion annually and send the Australian dollar to the mid-30s (US cents). That would most certainly curtail our imports, and there would be no need for subsidies and tariffs.

Ban Australian exports to China!

Salvatore, Iron Publican
March 5, 2024 11:30 pm

Why would I despise the working class? Do you have even a smidgen of evidence for this mind-reading caper?

Anybody who has read Catallaxy knows that never have you denigrated or sneered at the occupations of others, particularly those you may imply are lowly occupations of which the individual should be ashamed or “know their place”

MatrixTransform
March 5, 2024 11:39 pm

the AI-led revolution in manufacturing and re-shoring

there isnt one

… you’re wanking again

JC
JC
March 5, 2024 11:43 pm

I always said that all work is important. What I’ve also said is that I don’t abide by frauds and bullshit artists like yourself. There’s a difference, and if you’re looking for timely denigration, then there’s this: just up-thread that you missed.

hey BComm … are you sure you’ve properly thought this through?

It works both ways, sweetheart.

 At the very least, Juan puts his arguments up front and believes what he says. All  of it is wrongheaded, but he does that. 
Those arguments he puts forward are the very things you’ve disagreed with in the past, yet you praise his commentary.

Now go away, as it’s worthless to have an argument with you. You’re a waste of space.

m0nty
m0nty
March 5, 2024 11:45 pm

Except the banks did their own valuations and lent appropriately. The shareholders aren’t a party with criminal or civil standing.

Engoron based the fine in part on lower interest rates secured by Trump’s minions lying about the properties, with the tripling of floor area in one property being the most egregious example. The banks couldn’t do realistic valuations because they weren’t allowed to see the floor plans or inspect the properties, and the numbers they were given were fraudulently inflated.

Trump made hundreds of millions of dollars with this crime. He now has to pay an amount equivalent to his ill-gotten gains. Engoron has the power to levy that fine as a NY Supreme Court judge.

Maybe if Trump had been the least bit penitent, he might not have had the book thrown at him. But no, he has continued to sneer and abuse, arrogantly thinking he is invulnerable. We shall see if he is.

Also… man, feel the populist fervour from you lot! Rinehart, Trump, Musk… grimy bootstrapped heroes from the mean streets all.

Salvatore, Iron Publican
March 5, 2024 11:48 pm

What I’ve also said is that I don’t abide by frauds and bullshit artists like yourself.

You’re free to post one, just one item of fraud, or bullshit, that I’ve ever posted.

Over to you ………….

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 5, 2024 11:51 pm

Academics at the university have expressed astonishment that Mr Drumgold will be teaching students, particularly in an area of law which he was found by the ­Sofronoff inquiry to have deliberately flouted.

Alan Bond taught business management, in the jug, serving a sentence for Australia’s biggest corporate theft….

JC
JC
March 5, 2024 11:52 pm

Engoron based the fine in part on lower interest rates secured by Trump’s minions lying about the properties, with the tripling of floor area in one property being the most egregious example. The banks couldn’t do realistic valuations because they weren’t allowed to see the floor plans or inspect the properties, and the numbers they were given were fraudulently inflated.

Doofus, banks ask people or if they have inside experts do curbisde valuations. They don’t have to inspect every floor. They also see the rental agreements and how tenants are behaving. STFU about this stuff as you understand nothing about it.

Trump made hundreds of millions of dollars with this crime. He now has to pay an amount equivalent to his ill-gotten gains. Engoron has the power to levy that fine as a NY Supreme Court judge.

The banks priced the loan rates to their valuations of the real estate holdings. They, for all intents, ignored Trump’s valuation. Gosh, you’re an idiot.

Maybe if Trump had been the least bit penitent, he might not have had the book thrown at him. But no, he has continued to sneer and abuse, arrogantly thinking he is invulnerable. We shall see if he is.

The judge and the AG a turds and should be treated as such

Also… man, feel the populist fervour from you lot! Rinehart, Trump, Musk… grimy bootstrapped heroes from the mean streets all.

One word. Dementia.

m0nty
m0nty
March 5, 2024 11:57 pm

Sorry to hear that about your dementia, JC. If you need a visit in the retirement home, I can maybe organise an Elvis impersonator. You’ll think it’s really him! Actually, you really will. Due to the dementia.

JC
JC
March 5, 2024 11:57 pm

You’re free to post one, just one item of fraud, or bullshit, that I’ve ever posted.

Over to you ………….

Requiring 53 licenses.
You own a regular country hotel when that’s not true.
GST on gambling.
Firing a person because he burned the toast.
Lying about what I said that you were aware was directed to Trans
Calling me a wifebeater.

That’s 6 I think. There’s more, but enuff now as you’re a bore.

JC
JC
March 6, 2024 12:01 am

Fatboy, stop doing a poor imitation of the driller. That’s just sad.

By the way, I’m not sure anyone has said it before I did as I was busy juan’ing.

The banks lent money to Trump on their own valuation of the real estate holdings so there was no spread Trump enjoyed over what he should have paid.,

You’re being duped as usual.

JC
JC
March 6, 2024 12:06 am

Dear God no, no, no.

University employs disgraced Drumgold to teach law students

Law students at Canberra University have been startled to discover the identity of their new lecturer in the law of evidence: former chief prosecutor Shane Drumgold.

He’s teaching evidence!!

Salvatore, Iron Publican
March 6, 2024 12:11 am

Requiring 53 licenses.
You own a regular country hotel when that’s not true.
GST on gambling.
Firing a person because he burned the toast.
Lying about what I said that you were aware was directed to Trans
Calling me a wifebeater.

Now demonstrate those are frauds, or bullshit.
(Never mind that a couple don’t even make sense unless you expand them.

Over to you ……………

JC
JC
March 6, 2024 12:12 am

I have.

Alamak!
Alamak!
March 6, 2024 12:12 am

The banks priced the loan rates to their valuations of the real estate holdings. They, for all intents, ignored Trump’s valuation. Gosh, you’re an idiot.

Their valuations were done on the declared size of the buildings, which were false in some cases. Follow the facts of the case and not what you heard from Trumps cheerleaders.

Trump acknowledged penthouse size at 11,000 square feet, not 30,000 he later claimed

JC
JC
March 6, 2024 12:17 am

Their valuations were done on the declared size of the buildings, which were false in some cases.

In one case, which was the apartment, hardly material. And stop it with the nonsense by implying that the banks didn’t do their own due diligence with respect of the commercial holdings. The information (size etc) is even on the fcking internet that’s posted by the City of New York.

Follow the facts instead of reading Axios summations.

Salvatore, Iron Publican
March 6, 2024 12:17 am

Requiring 53 licenses.

An incomplete sentence.

You own a regular country hotel when that’s not true.

Hair splitting of terminology aside, I do own a pub – prove I do not.

GST on gambling.

An incomplete sentence.

Firing a person because he burned the toast.

I’ve never claimed to have sacked anyone for burning toast.

Lying about what I said that you were aware was directed to Trans

Nobody even knows what this means.

Calling me a wifebeater.

Can’t think why anybody would believe you’re a wifebeater.

Over to you ………………….

(it’s dick on the guillotine time, bigmouth)

John H.
John H.
March 6, 2024 12:20 am

JC
Mar 6, 2024 12:06 AM
Dear God no, no, no.

University employs disgraced Drumgold to teach law students

Law students at Canberra University have been startled to discover the identity of their new lecturer in the law of evidence: former chief prosecutor Shane Drumgold.

He’s teaching evidence!!

An academic can be driven from the campus for “triggering” some sensitive gits but he demonstrates egregious professional incompetence and remains. We are doomed. Last night I watched a few vids by comedians going after woke. Great line from Sean Locke: A woman’s work is never done. That’s why they don’t get paid as much as men.

BTW JC the USA is experiencing a huge manufacturing resurgence but I can’t see it happening in other Western countries. In China it may be a long way off because youth unemployment is 20%, people cannot move freely through the country, and there are still plenty of peasants wanting to move to the big smoke. Labour costs could stay low for decades and that will impede AI innovation.

JC
JC
March 6, 2024 12:27 am

John H

China is an economy without dynamism now. It’s done. They may cause a great deal of trouble over the next few years, but they’re done. It’s all top down directed and they’re ll too frightened to move an eyelid without approval.

Salvatore, Iron Publican
March 6, 2024 12:35 am

The great mouth has backed down & been silenced.

Good.

JC
JC
March 6, 2024 12:37 am

I haven’t backed one bit. I’m just avoiding you because it’s useless interacting with a bullshit artist

But have the last say.

Go!

Salvatore, Iron Publican
March 6, 2024 12:38 am

Prove one, just one, piece of bullshit.

Otherwise, you’re (once again) tacitly getting on all fours in front of me & walking backward – like a dog rolling over & showing submission.

Prove a piece of bullshit…………………. GO!

Salvatore, Iron Publican
March 6, 2024 12:41 am

I sacked someone for burning toast, or
I do not own a pub.

Of your above senile dribblings, those are the only two which are comprehensible.

Prove either one is a falsehood – which do you pick?

Then prove it ………………………….

Salvatore, Iron Publican
March 6, 2024 12:43 am

That sound y’all hear is the great mouth pondering how to shift the goalposts.

Thought bubble: “Perhaps a long tirade of cheap personal abuse will substitute for fact, that’s my usual ‘go-to’ for when I’m caught out”

Salvatore, Iron Publican
March 6, 2024 12:47 am

What will NOT be going through the great mind: “Perhaps if I shut my mouth and did not run off at the mouth with mindless insults and falsehoods, I wouldn’t get into pointless stoushes”

” [snaps fingers] That’s it, I’ll declare I’m bored and the subject is now closed – that sort of thing works in academia & other evidence based forums, just declare I’m not interested. I’ll say I’m bored, that the discussion is not worthy, and of course I’ll claim victory, perhaps slip in a few slurs at his occupation, which isn’t as lofty as that of important people – yeah, that’s what I’ll do”

John H.
John H.
March 6, 2024 12:55 am

JC
Mar 6, 2024 12:27 AM
John H

China is an economy without dynamism now. It’s done. They may cause a great deal of trouble over the next few years, but they’re done. It’s all top down directed and they’re ll too frightened to move an eyelid without approval.

Many indicators for that. Xi has ruined the economic potential of China. The young have moved from Lying Flat to Letting it Rot. A quiet rebellion that points to noise in the near future. The Chinese economic miracle was driven by the 996 working life but as they learned about the wider world the young have decided they’re not going to take it anymore. Where is that magical behavior manipulation people were hinting at?

Salvatore, Iron Publican
March 6, 2024 1:19 am

Jane Barnes, wife of Jimmy (a famous singer) is copping it on social media for taking on Louise 7-nil-again over the hatchet job on Cranbrook.

Can’t see what she’s said wrong – though she’s since deleted her tweet. (However screenshots abound)
A few other tweets of hers remain up, taking on Milligan head-on.

Good on her.

#IstandwithJane

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
March 6, 2024 1:42 am

Apologies for interrupting a stoush but :

Breaking news – some of the mandated out Qld nurses are now receiving emails asking them to apply for jobs.

Not providing a source but first hand from one of them.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
March 6, 2024 1:44 am

Forgot to mention Dr My Le case is in NSW Supreme Court today.

No source. I just know stuff.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
March 6, 2024 2:20 am

Old school nitro. It is not smoke coming from the headers. It’s raw nitromethane puddling in the headers. Modern day cars with twin magnetos produce enough amps to weld engine blocks. These have been toned down.

Still a great show.

BAKERSFIELD 2024 – FULL FUNNY CAR ELIMINATIONS

KevinM
KevinM
March 6, 2024 2:21 am

Bourne1879
Mar 6, 2024 1:42 AM

Apologies for interrupting a stoush but

Hate the stoush, but how do you confirm that someone actually said something without joining in?

I do not keep records and no interest in research but I do have a good memory especially when a claim is made outside of the norm.

rosie
rosie
March 6, 2024 3:11 am

No archeology museum today, went to Muza which is pretty good, they have little videos of blokes replicating some of the olden day techniques, eg marquetry and filigree, and a few preparatory drawings and ‘bozzettos’. I think I missed a floor last time, the one of early British era works of Valetta as it was. Part of the Grand Tour. Might be worth doing some walking around/boat tripping before heading into Muza which is the former Auberge d’Italia.
Paid £45 for a week’s (30 days?) worth of entries to various sites around Malta, looks like there were won’t be as much idle loafing as originally planned.

Tom
Tom
March 6, 2024 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
March 6, 2024 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
March 6, 2024 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
March 6, 2024 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
March 6, 2024 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
March 6, 2024 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
March 6, 2024 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
March 6, 2024 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
March 6, 2024 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
March 6, 2024 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
March 6, 2024 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
March 6, 2024 4:12 am
Tom
Tom
March 6, 2024 4:13 am
Salvatore, Iron Publican
March 6, 2024 4:14 am

I do not keep records and no interest in research but I do have a good memory especially when a claim is made outside of the norm.

This is an open discussion site Kevin M. Nobody will begrudge you your input.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
March 6, 2024 4:18 am

Thanks Tom

Quadrant came in the mail today… disappointed that they’ve put in a new full page, low oxygen cartoon strip. On top of the beginner idea-lite Fieldhouse.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 6, 2024 4:24 am

Thanks Tom.

rosie
rosie
March 6, 2024 4:52 am
rosie
rosie
March 6, 2024 4:57 am

I dont know that it matters that there is Arabic word for ‘sex slave’ I think what matters is that Unwra primary school teacher was boasting thst he had one.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2024 5:46 am

No way.

???

30% of Gen Z adults are queer.

The only way such a shift is real is if the Mouse Utopia experiment is happening again (but with people), a chick pashing another gal once drunkenly and for attention makes them lesbian or women are being emotionally manipulated into this. Women will please authority figures more willingly.

It’s been okay to be gay for decades. Men really haven’t really had a problem with working with gay men outside of stuff like professional football. Most blokes don’t wanna get clocked by a hulk like Ian Roberts for running their mouth either.

I’m just sayin’

This is a lot more common with women than men.

https://www.reddit.com/r/relationship_advice/comments/o8rkoa/ive_been_been_a_lesbian_my_entire_life_but_i_fell/

Ive been been a lesbian my entire life, but i fell in love with a man. I need advice

(I’d cut and paste but the rant is a rolled gold word wall).

She says she’s been lesbian her entire life and hated men for most of her life.

I’ve been straight my entire life, but I don’t hate men (or women) [and never have].

It’s a bit different when Jimmy Nail’s classic Ain’t No Doubt can be sang by a woman about a woman leaving her for a woman beating down a man’s door.

The first thing I noticed rather with an increase in the number of women turning up to sportsball with a singular female friend is, Is She Really Going Out With Her?

I can’t quickly find the proportion of women who give up the charade and end up with a man after all. Maybe it’s society’s payoff for feminising boys and making hyper aggressive masculinised men. The literal socialising of toxic femininity and masculinity in the opposite sexes respectively.

Hugh
Hugh
March 6, 2024 5:48 am

Interesting that Arabic has a specific term for female slaves, no?

So does Hebrew, Muddy. Most ancient languages probably do.

Greek does.

John H.
John H.
March 6, 2024 5:56 am

Dot
Mar 6, 2024 5:46 AM
No way.

???

30% of Gen Z adults are queer.

30% is very high. I’d focus on their behavior than their claims. McKinsey(1948) produced surprising results indicating shifting sexual preferences are more common than most people believe, or least I believed. Monica told me about her friends would jump into the lesbian game and then out again. That also surprised me.

RFK junior claims atrazine is causing gender dysphoria. Make of that what you will.

Calhoun’s famous experiments were his experiments, others are not so confident about the results and others did not follow through. I won’t extrapolate his results to humans.

There is something weird going on. Yesterday a news report about a mice study found that the scent of females could shorten male lives! Population density might have causative effects we are yet to discover.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2024 6:04 am

There is something weird going on. Yesterday a news report about a mice study found that the scent of females could shorten male lives! Population density might have causative effects we are yet to discover.

Wow. Literal toxic femininity.

I need some fresh air before I start ranting and selling TRT pills. There’s a war for your mind!

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
March 6, 2024 6:17 am

Jane Barnes is Thai and step daughter of an ex Australian diplomat.

Suspect Barnesys kids went to the school or they may mix in those sort of circles.

All I can say Milligan is getting a tad full of herself that she certainly is going after bigger and bigger targets. What’s the chance soon she missteps on a target that bites hard with her ACA style reporting.

I certainly wouldn’t be sad to see her fall.

Off to Moorabbin today via Richmond. Haven’t been through Collingwood in yonks, the talk of affordable housing yesterday made me think of the houso flats there, be interesting to see if there are any changes.

Perfidious Albino
Perfidious Albino
March 6, 2024 6:54 am

If Trump’s banks were sizing their loans based on 1/3 of the actual asset size, that just means he was borrowing much less than he could have and the banks had much better loan security (loan to value). If it was a construction loan, it must have been funded with less debt and more equity, reflecting much lower risk and therefore warranting a lower cost of (competitively bid) debt.

Actual asset size is ultimately governed by regulatory planning controls and approvals (ie: government) and nobody seems to be alleging Trump broke any of those.

The whole thing is a ridiculous farrago and unlikely to survive an appeal in a non-partisan forum.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 6, 2024 7:11 am

Now getting physical. Ashton, where art thou? Herald Sun:

A man allegedly kidnapped from his car and brutally assaulted in a “hate crime” says his attackers stole his iPhone and forced him to hand over the passcode by breaking one of his fingers with a hammer.

The 31-year-old victim has told his employer that he was targeted in the horrific attack – allegedly carried out by a prominent female human rights advocate and a man who is a serial anti-Israel activist – because he worked for a “Zionist Jewish boss”.

The victim was so concerned the assailants would use information to attack his boss that he phoned him from his hospital bed to urge him to lock everything down, the employer has revealed to the Herald Sun.

The boss, who the paper has chosen not to identify, described the February 16 assault as “chilling”.

“My employee told me directly that the attack happened because he worked for me, a Jewish man, and that he (the employee) had ‘lost his faith’,” he said.

The successful businessman said he was shocked that the police had not been in touch with him, given the man and woman had been charged.

“If this was a hate crime, as my employee said it was, I would have expected the police to be in touch, but I haven’t heard from them.”

“When the staff member phoned me, he was scared, like really scared and panicking, and said he knew the people personally (who allegedly attacked him).

“It’s disturbing because both major shareholders in this company are Jewish.

“He was saying something like ‘Lock everything down, make sure your IT is secure’.”

It is alleged that the kidnappers, who the Herald Sun has been prevented from naming due to an extraordinary suppression order, dragged the man out of his car in St Albans at 9.30pm and forced him into another vehicle where he was assaulted with a hammer.

He was later found dumped in Braybrook with hand and facial injuries.

The company boss said: “I’m a Zionist and this employee is from Palestine. We discussed the war about three times from October to last month, and we obviously had a lot of differences of opinions.

“We agreed to disagree on those things and focus on what we did agree on – the loss of innocent lives on both sides.

“I told him that I had told my friends about these conversations and he told me he had done the same and thought I was OK. I employ Muslims, I employ Jews, I employ Christians – people from all around the world.

“We are a truly multicultural business, as you would want and expect in Australia.”

The man said he knew his employee had attended regular protests in Melbourne’s CBD and even travelled to one in Canberra. But he said he had “no problem” with him doing that as long as he didn’t break the law.

“He is entitled to protest and do as he wishes. It is not of my concern. It is only my issue if he breaks the law, and he hasn’t, as far as I’m aware,” he said.

The Herald Sun is legally prevented from publishing the names, pictures and details of the woman – a prominent advocate for victims in the Middle East – and the man, who have been charged with a raft of offences including kidnapping, assault, false imprisonment, armed robbery and threats to kill.

Victoria Police has categorically denied that the incident is a hate crime, saying: “The allegation … the accused were alleged to have targeted the victim because the victim worked for an employer of a particular religious background … is not correct.

“That allegation does not form part of the case against the accused and has not been alleged in any evidence or material before the court.”

But one legal source said motive did not have to be proven in court, only that a crime was carried out by the people charged.

“The fact police are not alleging a motive doesn’t mean the motive didn’t exist,” he said.

Zionist Federation of Australia president Jeremy Leibler said: “It is utterly appalling that, according to these allegations, someone was kidnapped and tortured because they work for a Victorian Jew.

“This explosion of extremist hatred in our country is a threat to our democracy and all Australians.”

“Since October 7 (the Hamas invasion of Israel), our police have watched on while extremists are stoking hatred. It’s led to a wave of racial vilification, discrimination and abuse, and now serious violence.”

The Herald Sun is fighting the suppression order in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday afternoon, which the court incorrectly stated was being defended by Victoria Police.

Good Lord seems the boss is a bit naive. I would have thought marching down the street shouting anti Semitic tropes is incitement. Confident knowing Plod are doing what Paddy shot, this has escalated.
Cassie had it right. Physical violence is now being visited and it must be eradicated by using the full force of the law.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2024 7:14 am

Interesting

https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/woke-busting-app-reveals-brands-political-views-helps-shoppers-match-values-veebs-ceo

I’m guessing a lot of people might be dumping Pepsi brands now.

I’m still out on P & G products. If in their opinion, white men can’t find attractive white blonde women attractive and need their gay black best friend to stop them from raping that woman, that’s a company I don’t need to support.

App website:

https://www.veebsapp.com/

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 6, 2024 7:19 am

And Rita Panahi on her favourite punching bag:

The inept Andrews-Allan governments have plunged Victoria into crippling debt, inflicted six devastating, unnecessary lockdowns and repeatedly breached the most basic integrity standards from the systematic rorting of the Red Shirts saga to the politicisation of the justice system including the police force.

State Labor has managed to do all this while implementing a raft of far Left social and cultural reforms, including the most extreme radical gender theory that currently allows a male-bodied sexual predator who identifies as a woman to be jailed at Melbourne’s largest women’s prison.

Any competent opposition would be counting down the days to the next state election in late 2026, expecting a landslide victory, but not the thoroughly hopeless, ideologically barren clowns of the Victorian Liberal Party led by John Pesutto.

He is a man so bereft of political nous that only the Liberal Party would be silly enough to elect him leader.

As I wrote back in March 2023: “Pesutto is a dead man walking”.

That he has held on for this long is a testament to the lack of talent and depth in the Victorian Liberal Party.

Pesutto was done as soon as he launched his irrational, politically stupid and possibly defamatory attack against first-term MP Moira Deeming.

He now faces not one, not two, but three credible defamation suits thanks to the ham-fisted, amateur-hour antics of his office, including the 15-page dossier that was circulated to MPs and the media.

The political missteps of the Liberals under Pesutto are too numerous to list in this column, from policy blunders like backing a treaty – that support that was only withdrawn recently, months after the majority of Victorians voted “no” in the Voice referendum – to personnel blunders like hiring as director of communications and strategy a man who had applied to work for Daniel Andrews, twice.

The bad news for the Liberals is that the likely replacements aren’t much better than Pesutto, with Sam Groth and Brad Battin the frontrunners.

The former interrupted his holiday to fly back from Fiji to vote against Deeming and the latter backs the Labor/Greens policy of increasing the age of criminal responsibility.

The other contender, Brad Rowswell, is possibly the only one capable of laying a glove on Labor.

Could have bolded the whole article. Rolled gold from Panahi.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2024 7:22 am

CB gold buying has boomed since 2010.

7,500 tonnes! 2,100 tonnes just in 2022 and 2023 alone!

Beertruk
Beertruk
March 6, 2024 7:32 am

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Mar 5, 2024 11:51 PM

Alan Bond taught business management, in the jug, serving a sentence for Australia’s biggest corporate theft….

The Army Nomads were disposed and sold to Indonesia in about 1996 or 97 along with all the spares that were in the inventory. I think from memory the aircraft were sold for 100k each and the spares which were worth about 20m plus for 4m. I was posted to Oakey at the time and was involved with the spares in the warehouse side of things for the disposal.
Despite our best efforts, there were a few things that had been missed in the warehouse after the disposal had been finalised.
The odd radio, wing weights, bell crank, control rod etc would be found or turn up on stocktakes.
The wing weights had been found and were brought on charge and then came up for a random stocktake.
The wing weights were made out of brass and worth about $5,000 each because exact measurements and exact weight with all the certification paperwork that goes with aviation stuff.
The two stocktakers couldn’t find them.
The OC decided to call in the MPs to investigate.
The MPs decided to visit the scrap metal dealers in Toowoomba.
Surprise surprise…one of the dealers remembered the bloke coming in with the weights and had written out a receipt for the value for scrap brass. About $400-450.
The Lcpl was charged with theft, went up before the Defence Force Magistrate and scored a $2,000 fine and a ‘severe reprimand.’
The OC had put in a ‘good word’ for the Dig…was getting out of the Army, had a job lined up, good worker, did not dropped his bundle despite all this hanging over his head, well liked and opportunity theft.
The job that the Dig was leaving the Army and going to was in Disposals as a public servant.
I had a yarn to him after it was all said and done and commented ‘well Dig, now you can say that you have done disposals from both sides of the fence.’

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 6, 2024 8:00 am

And in todays Oz:

Bosses oppose IVF treatment leave – Employer say time off for workers to deal with reproductive health issues can be addressed through existing leave entitlements.

Of course they would oppose it, employee benefits are specifically intended to aid in the hiring and retention of staff – successful IVF treatment diametrically opposes that.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 6, 2024 8:02 am

And in more evidence the dollar is failing, *both* BTC and Gold reached USD ATHs overnight. (disregard the subsequent pullback in BTC – it rose 46% in the last month, so was due for a double digit pullback.

Zafiro
Zafiro
March 6, 2024 8:15 am

Jailed

By stacking up traffic back to Point Cook, did they not cause a shit ton more ‘deadly emissions’ to occur?

I see one of their professionally made banners mentioned ‘Climate Breakdown’, the new buzz word. Fully funded useful idiots of the Soros.

Kneel
Kneel
March 6, 2024 8:24 am

” At this very moment husband is on phone to electricity provider who is insisting we have used an amount of electricity over a week equivalent to a small factory!!!

He is negotiating but operator is insistent we used it.”

I had similar with gas. Only have stove-top and space heating for gas, bills fairly steady over many years, then get one that is triple or more the gas usage!
Rang AGL, kept escalating issue until I got someone in Australia, then got them to bring up the current bill and past bill, scroll down to the “usage history” graphs, and asked them to explain to me how it was possible for me to use so much more gas during summer than any of the previous 3 years in winter, or without anyone noticing a leak.
They eventually agreed it was some sort of error, credited me, instead issuing an invoice for an estimate based on previous usage at that time of year. But it did take a while – months, IIRC. No matter though, they can’t cut you off for not paying a bill that is in dispute.
If you know you are in the right, don’t let it go – threaten them with an omsbudsman if you have to, they’ll come around.

Indolent
Indolent
March 6, 2024 8:34 am

Andrew Lawrence

Shameless thieves

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 6, 2024 8:36 am

Also… man, feel the populist fervour from you lot! Rinehart, Trump, Musk… grimy bootstrapped heroes from the mean streets all.

Could Fantasy Football be described as a populist pastime?

Makka
Makka
March 6, 2024 8:40 am

BTC and Gold reached USD ATHs overnight.

And BTC exceeded the market cap of the world’s Silver. Blackrock has started buying BTC in it’s $36B Strategic Income Opps Fund.

Indolent
Indolent
March 6, 2024 8:41 am
Zafiro
Zafiro
March 6, 2024 8:42 am

We used the electrickery ombudsman once. 10 odd years ago. It was sorted the day after we emailed them. I was impressed.

A letter came in the mail. “Welcome to Simply Energy” etc. Huh? Neither the missus or I signed up with this mob. Also missus’ surname was misspelt. We rang Simply and also our real provider Origin, but kept going around in circles and getting stonewalled.

Ombudsman was only hope. Use them. That’s what they are there for.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 6, 2024 8:47 am

Dot

I can’t quickly find the proportion of women who give up the charade and end up with a man after all. Maybe it’s society’s payoff for feminising boys and making hyper aggressive masculinised men. The literal socialising of toxic femininity and masculinity in the opposite sexes respectively.

Some seem to try being lesbians for a while, as much as a fashion statement than anything else.

The name for them when they move on: Hasbians.

Bespoke
Bespoke
March 6, 2024 8:48 am
Zafiro
Zafiro
March 6, 2024 8:51 am

Andrew Lawrence

Shameless thieves

Uptick.

We are on the same trajectory and closing in fast. Why, it’s like there is some evil global conspiracy at play. (grin)

Top Ender
Top Ender
March 6, 2024 8:53 am

Nice and quick:

Two climate protesters are in jail for blocking traffic lanes on a major Melbourne freeway, causing significant rush-hour delays.

Deanna ‘Violet’ Coco, 33, from NSW and Bradley Homewood, 51, from Williamstown pleaded guilty to two counts of public nuisance by obstructing motorists and obstructing police and emergency service workers yesterday.

Both were sentenced to 21 days imprisonment.

Daily Mail

Indolent
Indolent
March 6, 2024 8:53 am
Indolent
Indolent
March 6, 2024 8:56 am
thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 6, 2024 9:03 am

Bespoke
Mar 6, 2024 8:48 AM

With cameras.
“Onlytoddlers”???

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 6, 2024 9:05 am

And then, one day, for no reason at all, a man cable tied kids while he waited for the police to come..

Its a 50/50 chance as to if this is a loose unit or a person sick of the kids getting away with crap.

Broome man charged after allegedly restraining three children, aged between 6 and 8, with cable ties

So they are going to make an example of the chap.

A 45-year-old West Australian man has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault after allegedly restraining three children, some with cable ties, outside a Broome home on Tuesday afternoon.

Officers were called to a Cable Beach street at 2:15pm for a reported trespass incident.

A video live streamed to Facebook around 2:15pm shows angry scenes outside a property, with two children against a garage door.

Indolent
Indolent
March 6, 2024 9:09 am
Dot
Dot
March 6, 2024 9:13 am

I want a politics free, stupid people anecdote free answer: how many self identified women actually become committed heterosexuals with a husband and at least one child?

The internet is crazy: lesbian prostitutes sleeping with men whilst not on the clock “it’s easy and I have little choice”, “you should leave women alone”, the best answer I can find is 10% of women as of 2016 flip flop in their 20s.

None of that answers my questions.

More pondering from Reddit:

Reddit · r/LesbianActually
50+ comments · 1 year ago
why do so many lesbians go back to bisexual? : r/LesbianActually

I see so many lesbians who mirror other lesbian’s experiences who are adamant about not liking men, only to end up falling in love with a man.

30% of Gen Z is queer? This even has the young gays and lesbians scratching their heads. It’s a puzzle. A case of pumped up numbers? Dare I say it: mental illness, personality disorders, attention seeking & validation?

Maybe it really is the atrazine.

Assuming no mass adoption of surrogacy or revolutionary fertility technology advancements; at 1.58 births per woman for Australia in 2020, this does not bode well. It could get down to 1.3 within a decade on these trends.

Would could have a shrinking population by 2050 and a population collapse from 2070 to 2100.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2024 9:15 am

“Ejadumcation egg spurts… “

shatterzzz
March 6, 2024 9:16 am

And from the 251/media song sheet another “poor kiddies” tale of terror .. FFS!
Now I’d be the 1st to admit that cable ties are slightly over-the-top BUT the kids were trespassing, far too young to be swimming unsupervised and yelling for mum for an HOUR .. Obviously, mummy was very concerned where & what her young brood were up too .. after all an hour ain’t that long, is it …… FFS!
Never fails tho .. us eyour 251 card and the media & authorities give you a free pass …
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13159061/Broome-children-tied-up.html

Zafiro
Zafiro
March 6, 2024 9:17 am

A 45-year-old West Australian man has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault after allegedly restraining three children, some with cable ties, outside a Broome home on Tuesday afternoon.

Officers were called to a Cable Beach street at 2:15pm for a reported trespass incident.

I’d wager he was sick of them getting away with crap. 2pm on a Tuesday. No schools in Broome?

Makka
Makka
March 6, 2024 9:18 am

Nuland resigns. Policy change?

Clearing the decks for the election.

Also could be Nuland acknowledging Ukraine is a lost cause and so is this obscenity of an Administration.

Rabz
March 6, 2024 9:27 am

This Dumbgeld gig as a university law tutor in “evidence” exemplifies the sort of “up yours, peasants” idiocy and arrogance so typical of the upside down, black is white, tax hoovering hellish clownshow that is Scamberra.

Dumbgeld’s knowledge of evidence is so astounding that he actually thought (or most likely didn’t) the hysterical evidence free, years after the fact allegations made by Hoggins against Lehrmann could have stood up in court.

Yet another staggeringly incompetent moral and ethical vacuum blighting public life in this country.

cohenite
March 6, 2024 9:34 am

Spittle faced dickless from last night:

Engoron based the fine in part on lower interest rates secured by Trump’s minions lying about the properties, with the tripling of floor area in one property being the most egregious example. The banks couldn’t do realistic valuations because they weren’t allowed to see the floor plans or inspect the properties, and the numbers they were given were fraudulently inflated.

Trump was accused of stating his penthouse was 300 sq m. The counter argument from idiots like dickless was it was only 100 sq m; which was true for each floor; but since it was 3 stories Trump was correct.

Favourable interest rates for favoured customers is standard practice. Only suckers like dickless pay the headline rate.

The fact is Trump did nothing wrong and the real crimes were done by the fat black bitch and the weirdo judge.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
March 6, 2024 9:34 am

Yet another staggeringly incompetent moral and ethical vacuum blighting public life in this country.

Multiple thumbs up Rabz.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 6, 2024 9:36 am

I’d wager he was sick of them getting away with crap. 2pm on a Tuesday. No schools in Broome?

The photographs on the article explain a lot…

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
March 6, 2024 9:40 am

Sky News has a RINO supporter on to say Trump is unhinged and likely to lose.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2024 9:42 am

Trump was accused of stating his penthouse was 300 sq m. The counter argument from idiots like dickless was it was only 100 sq m; which was true for each floor; but since it was 3 stories Trump was correct.

Favourable interest rates for favoured customers is standard practice. Only suckers like dickless pay the headline rate.

New levels of wrong0logy from m0nty.

Remarkable.

Crossie
Crossie
March 6, 2024 9:51 am

dover0beach
Mar 6, 2024 9:05 AM
Nuland resigns. Policy change?

A rat abandoning a sinking ship.

Winston Smith
March 6, 2024 9:51 am

Arky

Mar 5, 2024 10:03 PM
You are a genuine, full blown moron.
Manufacturing requires energy.
Have you not noticed that governments have spent decades wrecking our energy markets? State of the power grid? Hello. Anyone home?
Manufacturing requires transportation. Did you not notice what just occurred on the Westgate bridge today?
Manufacturing requires real estate. Have you not noticed how regulated, expensive, taxed and controlled real estate is in the West?
Manufacturing requires the disposal of waste, have you not noticed the regulation and “greenhouse gas” hysteria fuelled regulation and expense around landfill in the West?
Manufacturing, with or without AI, requires employees who understand complex processes. Have you failed to notice that a western education now consists of blue haired freaks doing gender studies and angling for an industry destroying position on a board?
Wake the f### up.

What Arky said.
Multiple upticks….

Crossie
Crossie
March 6, 2024 9:55 am

Bungonia Bee
Mar 6, 2024 9:40 AM
Sky News has a RINO supporter on to say Trump is unhinged and likely to lose.

Daytime kiddies chatting with their like-minded friends. This is why I would rather watch Channel 7 in the morning than Sky.

Crossie
Crossie
March 6, 2024 9:57 am

What Arky said.
Multiple upticks….

Yep. Not sure this is even taught at university level business courses.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 6, 2024 9:57 am

Dot

New levels of wrong0logy from m0nty.

Remarkable.

He never fails to reach new heights of stupidity (and he is proud of it).

Winston Smith
March 6, 2024 9:58 am

The DEI collapse?
There is now just enough minority employment in the upper castes that they are pulling up the ladder that got them there and denying the rest an opportunity.
No matter how hard people try, the human character doesn’t change.

Winston Smith
March 6, 2024 10:04 am

J.C:

Why would I despise the working class? Do you have even a smidgen of evidence for this mind-reading caper?

Male Nurse.

Graham
Graham
March 6, 2024 10:04 am

I received today two insurance renewals. One for house and contents, and the other for car insurance. Different insurers. Both are proposing premium increases of about 1/3rd compared to the last renewal. Amazing.
I will have to look around for other options.
If insurance is in the CPI basket, then the inflation rate is going to be roaring.

Dunny Brush
Dunny Brush
March 6, 2024 10:09 am

A woman was forced to give birth on the side of the road because of the climate loons yesterday. 21 days in the clink is inadequate. They should charged with far more serious offences. Problem is most magistrates and judges are fellow travellers.

m0nty
m0nty
March 6, 2024 10:10 am

Trump was accused of stating his penthouse was 300 sq m. The counter argument from idiots like dickless was it was only 100 sq m; which was true for each floor; but since it was 3 stories Trump was correct.

Congratulations cohenite, you got every relevant detail of that wrong.

The figure was 30,000 sq ft, not 300 sq m.

Trump claimed all three stories but a neighbour took up space in two of them.

Is there a point where you discover the concept of self awareness, or are you going to continue on forever with your cavalcade of stupidity?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 6, 2024 10:10 am

Dot
Mar 6, 2024 9:13 AM

You know the reason…

Im actually trending towards the Calhoun experiment theories.
Lots of “beautiful ones’ around nowadays
https://www.victorpest.com/articles/what-humans-can-learn-from-calhouns-rodent-utopia

By Day 315, behavior disparities between males of high and low status became more pronounced. Those at the bottom of the pecking order found themselves spurned by females and withdrew from mating altogether. Having no roles to fulfill within the society of mice, these outcast males wandered apart from the larger groups to eat and sleep alone — and sometimes fight with one another.

With male mice abandoning their traditional roles in Universe 25, the females were left to fend for their nests. Consequently, many females adopted more aggressive forms of behavior, which would sometimes spill over into violence toward their young. Others would refrain from motherly duties altogether, banishing their unraised litters and withdrawing from further mating, resulting in serious consequences:

Amidst the violence, hostility, and lack of mating, a younger generation of mice reached maturity, having never been exposed to examples of normal, healthy relations. With no concept of mating, parenting, or marking territory, this generation of mice spent all of their waking hours eating, drinking, and grooming themselves.

In reference to their perfected, unruffled appearances, Calhoun called these mice the “beautiful ones.” Living in seclusion from the other mice, they were spared the violence and conflict that waged in the crowded areas, yet made no social contributions.

Morsie
Morsie
March 6, 2024 10:14 am

Every commercial loan application I have ever been involved with, the financier engaged their own valuer who measured the building.If US banks do not do the same I would be astonished.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2024 10:18 am

Manufacturing, with or without AI, requires employees who understand complex processes. Have you failed to notice that a western education now consists of blue haired freaks doing gender studies

In that vein, this today:

Top scientists ‘concerned’ at USyd maths backflip (Paywallian)

The Australian Academy of Science says the cut to University of Sydney maths prerequisites for many degrees leaves students ill-equipped.

The dumbing down continues. Yet another datum indicating our schools are broken due to leftist ideology and control.

Morsie
Morsie
March 6, 2024 10:19 am

Recently got insurance renewal for car from CBA.It had gone up quite a bit even though we get a discount from CBA.Got a quote from youi, about $400 cheaper.Went back to CBA but they wouldnt match, so off to youi.
Tried same thing with house cover but youi was dearer this time.

Indolent
Indolent
March 6, 2024 10:26 am

Hardly surprising when you load yourself up with extraneous drugs.

Transgender Hormone Drugs Linked to Cancer

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 6, 2024 10:27 am

former ambassador to Afghanistan who oversaw the U.S. withdrawal from the country

They used to shoot Admirals for stuff ups less calamitous than the Afghan withdrawal.

cohenite
March 6, 2024 10:28 am

The figure was 30,000 sq ft, not 300 sq m.

Correct dickless. Over 3 levels.

Trump claimed all three stories but a neighbour took up space in two of them.

Was the neighbour an illegal immigrant?

Is there a point where you discover the concept of self awareness, or are you going to continue on forever with your cavalcade of stupidity?

You first dickless. I always defer to the experts.

Winston Smith
March 6, 2024 10:29 am

Black Ball:

Good Lord seems the boss is a bit naive. I would have thought marching down the street shouting anti Semitic tropes is incitement. Confident knowing Plod are doing what Paddy shot, this has escalated.
Cassie had it right. Physical violence is now being visited and it must be eradicated by using the full force of the law.

Respectfully, BB, the Law has discovered it leads to an easier life if they side with the lawbreakers. The standard they walk past is the standard they accept.
On Sheep/Sheepdogs/Wolves.
But what happens when the sheepdog gets physically and morally lazy? They side with the wolf and still get paid when they refuse to protect the sheep.
That’s where we are now.

Indolent
Indolent
March 6, 2024 10:31 am
thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 6, 2024 10:32 am

Interestink!
Fusion power is only 20 years away now*
https://knowridge.com/2024/03/a-leap-toward-limitless-energy-the-breakthrough-of-mits-super-magnet/

*Deliberate.

Rabz
March 6, 2024 10:35 am

Graham – I’ve been commenting here for a while about the exorbitant increases in insurance premiums over about the last two years.

My home and contents policy premium (for example) last year effectively doubled* – and this after doing a lot of shopping around. Consequently, I scrapped the contents policy. It’s due for renewal towards the end of next month, so it will be “interesting” (and no doubt infuriating) to see the rate of increase this year.

*I had a H&C policy through my bank at a discounted rate which the insurer subsequently pulled the plug on, hence the exorbitant increase.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2024 10:38 am

Bruce

Isn’t there a move to remove the calculus component of RACI approved chem degrees?

Winston Smith
March 6, 2024 10:39 am

Indolent

Mar 6, 2024 8:34 AM
Andrew Lawrence

Shameless thieves

As an aside, I find this man’s voice intolerable – literally like nails across a blackboard – intolerable which is a pity, he comes up with some good stuff.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
March 6, 2024 10:39 am

Sky News Daytime has had a RINO supporter/Never Trumper, a CNN reporter and now Ant Lowenstein – is this Sky’s idea of Balance: lefties all day and conservatives after dark?

Crossie
Crossie
March 6, 2024 10:40 am

Morsie
Mar 6, 2024 10:19 AM
Recently got insurance renewal for car from CBA.It had gone up quite a bit even though we get a discount from CBA.Got a quote from youi, about $400 cheaper.Went back to CBA but they wouldnt match, so off to youi.
Tried same thing with house cover but youi was dearer this time.

I just got my renewal notice for the house from NRMA, up 20% on last year’s.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
March 6, 2024 10:44 am

Monica told me about her friends would jump into the lesbian game and then out again.
It has always been observable that women can be most appreciative of the attractiveness of good looking women. It’s a short hop from there.
Men are (or were in my time) much less likely to do the same about handsome men.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2024 10:46 am

???

…I’m meant to surprised that Trumpykins owned a 3 level strata property, two levels leased to tenants and each level had maximum internal dimensions of 30.5 m X 30.5 m?

That’s pretty standard for a high rise, like an older 1980s one I worked in on Walker St…

He’s a billionaire, regardless if you think his pre Truth social wealth was considerably less than 10 bn USD.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 6, 2024 10:49 am

The 31-year-old victim has told his employer that he was targeted in the horrific attack – allegedly carried out by a prominent female human rights advocate and a man who is a serial anti-Israel activist – because he worked for a “Zionist Jewish boss”.

I think it is important at a time like this to be especially vigilant for any Islamophobic backlash to the crime mishap unfortunate sequence of events above.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2024 10:50 am

Lefty lady red-pilled awesomely:

Confessions of a Corrupt Liberal (7 Feb, via Instapundit)

She isn’t quite fully past her past yet, but her confession is fascinating and erudite. Well worth reading.

Roger
Roger
March 6, 2024 10:51 am

Nuland will be replaced temporarily as under secretary by another career diplomat, John Bass, a former ambassador to Afghanistan who oversaw the U.S. withdrawal from the country. He is currently the undersecretary of state for management.

Surely a typo…shouldn’t it be undersecretary of state for mismanagement?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 6, 2024 10:52 am

Apparently one of the iconic photos from WW2 is to be banned and cast into the memory hole because some blue haired lardbeast who even unkle Badfinger wouldnt touch has got its codpiece in a knot over it.

https://twitter.com/ArmyTimes/status/1765055683261542549

Indolent
Indolent
March 6, 2024 10:52 am

Dr. Philip McMillan interview with Dr Shankara Chetty from South Africa who has had great success treating Covid there and is now facing charges for “unprofessional conduct”, i.e. using unsanctioned treatments!

When is the Persecution of a Covid Healer Appropriate?

Roger
Roger
March 6, 2024 10:53 am

The 31-year-old victim has told his employer that he was targeted in the horrific attack… because he worked for a “Zionist Jewish boss”.

Was this “Zionist Jewish boss” doxxed in the list published by Clementine Ford?

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2024 10:53 am

meant to BE surprised…

Winston Smith
March 6, 2024 10:54 am

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Indolent
Mar 6, 2024 9:05 AM
‘Permanently sterilized’: Father shares harrowing details of court battles to save his son

And behind the whole sordid drama is a woman obviously suffering from Munchausen’s by proxy. “You wait, you bastard – I’ll sterilise your son.”

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2024 10:56 am

The good old days.

The first bitcoin faucet was called “The Bitcoin Faucet” and was developed by Gavin Andresen in 2010.[236] It originally gave out five bitcoins per person.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 6, 2024 10:58 am

Winston Smith
Mar 6, 2024 10:04 AM
J.C:

Why would I despise the working class? Do you have even a smidgen of evidence for this mind-reading caper?

Male Nurse.

Now demoted to Stoush Nurse. Usually on the Blog Night Shift.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 6, 2024 10:58 am

Top…Man… on the job
Top… MAN…
https://twitter.com/i/status/1764055471948714149

/spoiler – hes actually talking about the Palestine mob.

Roger
Roger
March 6, 2024 10:59 am

30% of Gen Z adults are queer.

If they’re “born this way” what accounts for this remarkable increase in sexual deviancy?

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 6, 2024 10:59 am

Bruce of N

Top scientists ‘concerned’ at USyd maths backflip (Paywallian)

The Australian Academy of Science says the cut to University of Sydney maths prerequisites for many degrees leaves students ill-equipped.

The dumbing down continues. Yet another datum indicating our schools are broken due to leftist ideology and control.

Remember, The AAS is as woke as. For the Academy to notice a problem, it must be really bad.

vr
vr
March 6, 2024 11:01 am

For car insurance, I switched to Budget Direct last year as they were way cheaper.

shatterzzz
March 6, 2024 11:05 am


Indolent
Mar 6, 2024 10:31 AM
No wonder they want to cancel GB News.

Patrick: ‘I’m Reporting This Because No Other Channel Will’ – Syrian Refugee Child Rape Gang Exposed

Being a Geordie I read the local Newcastle paper (Evening Chronicle) online most mornings and at 6.00am the above story of the sentencing was the banner headliner.. after watching the segment I went back to read the story again .. and now it is nowhere on the site .. it’s as if it never existed ..
no idea why but it is gone …………

Roger
Roger
March 6, 2024 11:07 am

For car insurance, I switched to Budget Direct last year as they were way cheaper.

Just beware, if you have a bingle they likely won’t reinsure you.

shatterzzz
March 6, 2024 11:09 am

If insurance is in the CPI basket, then the inflation rate is going to be roaring.

The CPI basket is cherry-picked 95% consists of little or no change items but they allow one, sometimes two, gone-up, additions to make it look genuine …… another gummint rort the media lap up …………

Vicki
Vicki
March 6, 2024 11:18 am

We used the electrickery ombudsman once. 10 odd years ago. It was sorted the day after we emailed them. I was impressed.

A letter came in the mail. “Welcome to Simply Energy” etc. Huh? Neither the missus or I signed up with this mob. Also missus’ surname was misspelt. We rang Simply and also our real provider Origin, but kept going around in circles and getting stonewalled.

Ombudsman was only hope. Use them.

Absolutely the same story – except different electricity providers – with us a few months ago, It was only when we contacted the Ombudsman that it was resolved.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2024 11:19 am

Bruce

Isn’t there a move to remove the calculus component of RACI approved chem degrees?

No idea Dot. I dumped my RACI membership in the nineties, it was pointless even then. Woke now of course.

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 6, 2024 11:19 am

Nuland resigns. Policy change?

Multiple burnt out Abrams affected shareholder value.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 6, 2024 11:23 am

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13159061/Broome-children-tied-up.html

Seems the latest is that, if there was a juvenile detention centre in the North West, they wouldn’t have to undergo the shame of being flown to Perth in handcuffs, their relatives could come and visit them, and they wouldn’t lose their connection with “country.”

Tom
Tom
March 6, 2024 11:24 am

If they’re “born this way” what accounts for this remarkable increase in sexual deviancy?

Fashion.

Gullible people (which includes all lefties) love being fashionable.

It especially applies to young women, for whom lesbianism is currently extremely popular.

TV commercials for consumer brands such as Pandora jewellery are advertisements for female homosexuality.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2024 11:28 am

Some results in already:

LIVE RESULTS: Welcome to Super Tuesday Central (PJ Media)

shatterzzz
March 6, 2024 11:32 am

I just got my renewal notice for the house from NRMA, up 20% on last year’s.

AS a single dad (4 of ’em) I took out funeral insurance about 25 years ago .. kids were at school and I had no intention of being a burden on them if something untoward happened to me sooooo …
Fast forward 20 years (2019-ish) and the kids have all kicked on, finacially, and hindsight sez it wasn’t necessary but then I turned 70 .. up until then the premiums were reasonable and the final payout was always far better than if I’d just put money aside .. but .. once past 70 they’ve shot up to the point where what I pay over a year I’m only getting around 50% of that added to my policy value …… At this rate if I get to 85 the return (to the kids) will, actually, be less than my contribution(s) ….
But after so many years paying and no refund available it’s far to late to opt out so I just keep paying …..
The latter, retirement, years aren’t,specifically, mentioned with the “value” rates for working age signing up ………….

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 6, 2024 11:37 am

Victoria Nuland Forced to Step Down

COMMENT: Mr Armstrong, Congratulations. You exposed Victoria Nuland, her sister-in-law, and her husband long before anyone. This forced us to look closer here in what you now call Marxville. Catchy name, BTW. The more people who have looked at her closely, the more she has become the face of the war against Russia. It was great news that she had been forced to step down before she had to explain herself under oath.

Thank you again for your work. Some of us do listen.

Anonymous

REPLY: “It is a FANTASTIC day for America that Victoria Nuland has been forced to step down. However, the rest of the people in Biden’s State Department have been sheltered in the shadow of Nuland. Yet they are just as fervent about starting World War III. Unfortunately, she will still be consulted, which does not alter the computer forecasts. I wish it did.”

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/war/victoria-nuland-forced-to-step-down/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

Zafiro
Zafiro
March 6, 2024 11:37 am

Absolutely the same story – except different electricity providers – with us a few months ago, It was only when we contacted the Ombudsman that it was resolved.

Right.

Only theory I have is a door to door salesman (you know the type) got into our letterbox, got missus’ name (misspelling it) and filled in and signed the transfer form. Was probably way behind on his quota for the day.

The whole industry is a rort and scam. They have no need or right to exist. Just faceless middle-men fleecing us.

Roger
Roger
March 6, 2024 11:40 am

Absolutely the same story – except different electricity providers – with us a few months ago, It was only when we contacted the Ombudsman that it was resolved.

You could reasonably conclude that stalling on customer complaints in the hope they’ll give up is part of their business model.

Remember that next time you see an ad from them proclaiming their social responsibility.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2024 11:42 am

I’m guessing a lot of people might be dumping Pepsi brands now.

Recanting too late…

Doritos FIRES trans activist TWO DAYS after bringing her in as a brand ambassador after being alerted to sick tweets about doing ‘depraved things’ to a 12-year-old (5 Mar)

Doritos has fired a trans artist that appeared in one of its promotional videos after being alerted to her old tweets, including one where she wrote about doing ‘depraved things’ to a 12-year-old. Singer and activist Samantha Hudson, 24, appeared in a new partnership with Doritos Spain through a 50-second video called ‘Crunch Talks that has now been deleted from the brand’s Instagram. Doritos told Rolling Stone on Tuesday it would no longer work with Hudson, saying they were unaware of her previous inappropriate posts.

You’d think they might’ve learned something from Bud Light, but not only did they not do so but they didn’t do background checks on the qwerty they hired. That’s a dinosaur asteroid-level of stupidity.

Roger
Roger
March 6, 2024 11:45 am

If they’re “born this way” what accounts for this remarkable increase in sexual deviancy?

Fashion.

“You can’t build a nation on it.”

– Paul Keating

Makka
Makka
March 6, 2024 11:48 am

That’s a dinosaur asteroid-level of stupidity.

Fire the CEO , VP of Marking and all senior Marketing management for gross idiocy.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2024 11:49 am

Value-based shopping. Anto woke. Boycott Pepsi and P&G.

https://www.veebsapp.com/how-it-works/

Roger
Roger
March 6, 2024 11:51 am

That’s a dinosaur asteroid-level of stupidity.

Ever met a marketing executive, Bruce?

These are people who weren’t bright enough to get into Arts.

Makka
Makka
March 6, 2024 11:55 am

Doritos told Rolling Stone on Tuesday it would no longer work with Hudson, saying they were unaware of her previous inappropriate posts.

They still believe the woke trans bs.

It was the posts that caught Doritos out. The acts Hudson admits to – meh.

Makka
Makka
March 6, 2024 11:57 am

Nick Sortor
@nicksortor
·
30m
? JUST IN: Nikki Haley will NOT be attending any public events tonight, and is back in her home state of South Carolina now.

Her campaign calendar no longer has any future events.

Has she FINALLY accepted defeat?!

Zafiro
Zafiro
March 6, 2024 12:01 pm

Value-based shopping. Anto woke. Boycott Pepsi and P&G.

https://www.veebsapp.com/how-it-works/

“This app isn’t available on Google Play in your region” is what I’m getting.

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2024 12:03 pm

“This app isn’t available on Google Play in your region” is what I’m getting.

The propeller heads got to you.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2024 12:09 pm

Might even turn out to be the first tranny cabinet minister! Must be very tempting to make qwerty history.

Penny Wong becomes longest-serving female cabinet minister (Sky News, 6 Mar)

Says a lot about the capability of previous female cabinet ministers. Diversity hires aren’t great at running nations.

Makka
Makka
March 6, 2024 12:09 pm

FBI hunts for suspected Iranian assassin targeting Trump-era officials

The U.S. government is intensifying a manhunt for an Iranian intelligence operative who the Federal Bureau of Investigation believes has been plotting to assassinate current and former American officials, including one-time Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The FBI’s Miami field office on Friday issued a public alert seeking information on Majid Dastjani Farahani, a suspected member of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security, who the Bureau alleged has been recruiting “individuals for operations in the U.S., to include lethal targeting of current/former USG officials.”

The FBI said Friday that Farahani, 42, was recruiting individuals “as revenge” for Soleimani’s death and to conduct “surveillance activities focused on religious sites, businesses, and other facilities in the United States.”

https://www.semafor.com/article/03/04/2024/fbi-hunts-for-suspected-iranian-assassin-targeting-trump-era-officials

Dot
Dot
March 6, 2024 12:11 pm

???

“Farken really c&^%!?”

https://www.newsweek.com/nearly-40-percent-us-gen-zs-30-percent-christians-identify-lgbtq-poll-shows-1641085

Nearly 40 Percent of U.S. Gen Zs, 30 Percent of Young Christians Identify as LGBTQ, Poll Shows

???

Roger
Roger
March 6, 2024 12:20 pm

National accounts released by ABS:

Aggregate GDP growth just 0.2%.

Government spending is now the only factor keeping us from an official recession.

Tom
Tom
March 6, 2024 12:21 pm

Has she FINALLY accepted defeat?!

Expect an announcement within 24 hours.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 6, 2024 12:21 pm

You can never have too many Covid vaccinations.

Researchers investigate immune response of a man who received 217 COVID vaccinations (MedXpress, 5 Mar)

The man who has now been examined by researchers at FAU claims to have received 217 vaccinations for private reasons. There is official confirmation for 134 of these vaccinations.

Private reasons…? Hmmm.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 6, 2024 12:22 pm

Nearly 40 Percent of U.S. Gen Zs, 30 Percent of Young Christians Identify as LGBTQ, Poll Shows

No wonder the Birth Rate is down.

Roger
Roger
March 6, 2024 12:25 pm

Government spending is now the only factor keeping us from an official recession.

Given the way GDP is calculated, that is.

Roger
Roger
March 6, 2024 12:27 pm

Nearly 40 Percent of U.S. Gen Zs, 30 Percent of Young Christians Identify as LGBTQ, Poll Shows

How devoid of meaning must one’s life be if this is the only way one can “feel” “special” and “valued”?

Diogenes
Diogenes
March 6, 2024 12:27 pm

Trump claimed all three stories but a neighbour took up space in two of them.

Whose name was on the title?

Hugh
Hugh
March 6, 2024 12:28 pm

Nearly 40 Percent of U.S. Gen Zs, 30 Percent of Young Christians Identify as LGBTQ, Poll Shows

I have not read the paper, but I have a sneaking suspicion that the methodology might be somewhat questionable.

Winston Smith
March 6, 2024 12:30 pm

Bruce of N
Top scientists ‘concerned’ at USyd maths backflip (Paywallian)

The Australian Academy of Science says the cut to University of Sydney maths prerequisites for many degrees leaves students ill-equipped.
The dumbing down continues. Yet another datum indicating our schools are broken due to leftist ideology and control.

My assumption for this is that students are adept at using the software, but without the maths background they’re not aware of input mistakes.

Crossie
Crossie
March 6, 2024 12:30 pm

Makka
Mar 6, 2024 12:09 PM
FBI hunts for suspected Iranian assassin targeting Trump-era officials

I don’t expect they are expending too much effort on it.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 6, 2024 12:33 pm

A 45-year-old West Australian man has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault after allegedly restraining three children, some with cable ties, outside a Broome home on Tuesday afternoon.

so, did the Popo cuff him?

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 6, 2024 12:33 pm

Roger
Mar 6, 2024 12:20 PM
National accounts released by ABS:

Aggregate GDP growth just 0.2%.

Government spending is now the only factor keeping us from an official recession.

The most recent record level of immigration amounted to almost 2% of population. Per capita GDP has thus declined by close to that number. We are now in a clear per capita recession.

Winning!

Crossie
Crossie
March 6, 2024 12:33 pm

Hugh
Mar 6, 2024 12:28 PM
Nearly 40 Percent of U.S. Gen Zs, 30 Percent of Young Christians Identify as LGBTQ, Poll Shows

I have not read the paper, but I have a sneaking suspicion that the methodology might be somewhat questionable.

Most young Christians I know are more conservative than their parents’ generation.

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 6, 2024 12:37 pm

I received today two insurance renewals. One for house and contents, and the other for car insurance. Different insurers. Both are proposing premium increases of about 1/3rd compared to the last renewal. Amazing.

same same here, house insurance up 36%, car 30%. I think it’s a combination of:
– clawing back flood losses
– inflation … they admitted 6-8%, real figure likely 15-20%
– increasingly expensive EV fires – the Luton Airport fire levelled a 6 story building and destroyed 1200 cars, for example.

Makka
Makka
March 6, 2024 12:39 pm

I don’t expect they are expending too much effort on it.

Quite possibly Crossie.

This book has the script written. This Administration is the enabler.

https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/204413500

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 6, 2024 12:42 pm

Fusion power is only 20 years away now*
https://knowridge.com/2024/03/a-leap-toward-limitless-energy-the-breakthrough-of-mits-super-magnet/

what, again? … still, we can only hope it will be ‘too cheap to meter’?

Winston Smith
March 6, 2024 12:44 pm

flyingduk\HBBear:

Mar 6, 2024 12:33 PM
A 45-year-old West Australian man has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault after allegedly restraining three children, some with cable ties, outside a Broome home on Tuesday afternoon.

Any way he can claim citizen arrest? (Personally, I doubt it and he’d be game as hell to try it on, but who knows with the law these days.)

flyingduk
flyingduk
March 6, 2024 12:48 pm

Researchers investigate immune response of a man who received 217 COVID vaccinations (MedXpress, 5 Mar)

ah nope, I’m calling BS on this on…

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