Open Thread – Thurs 7 March 2024


Young Man at His Window, Gustave Caillebotte, 1876

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Natural Instinct
Natural Instinct
March 7, 2024 12:07 am

Police will allege Football superstar Samantha Kerr called an officer “a stupid white bastard,”

What world do the English now live in?
Young girls are being groomed and raped up and down the center spine cities of England; thousands of “asylum seekers” are escorted to safety by UK vessels (and then never returned from where they came).
Both activities which are destroying the fabric/cohesion of the realm…
And all the police want to do is charge a young footballer with some “hurty” words that 10 years ago would not have caused the batting of an eyelid.
Pathetic priorities.

slackster
slackster
March 7, 2024 12:11 am

Oh well my post got eaten by the moderator bot

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
March 7, 2024 12:18 am

I dedicate this thread to the fossil-fuelled glory of the $376 000 Last Call Dodge Challenger Hellcat Red-eye Jailbreak
0 -100 in less time than it takes to say the name

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
March 7, 2024 12:40 am

Hang on, something not right….
Kerr ain’t a Person Of Colour, or to say the least she’s never been feted as one by a media which is loudly cock-a-hoop with her being a golden boot Superstar and a sappho to boot
Ergo, she be “white”
Ergo, she can’t abuse someone else for being white
AND
it was so scandalously shameful that she had to bury it or miss the world cup
SO
Guessing by the composition of the British constabulary these days, its much more likely she called some plod n*gger
or, m*nkey
…or, dune c**n

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
March 7, 2024 12:46 am

“W*bbly-headed c*rry m*ncher” possible long shot

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
March 7, 2024 1:07 am

“P*ki” is apparently hate speech racist slur, I hear.
We had a dog called Paki once, around when the minnows won world cup crikkit

Salvatore, Iron Publican
March 7, 2024 1:08 am

Sam Kerr is part Indian (saris & curry, not feathers & tomahawks)

Anyway, the wokerati in the UK wanted race-hate laws, they must now enforce this one just as if she’d said “You stupid black bastard” to a Bobby who resembled Sidney Poitier.

Johnny Rotten
March 7, 2024 1:33 am

Natural Instinct
Mar 7, 2024 12:07 AM
Police will allege Football superstar Samantha Kerr called an officer “a stupid white bastard,”

In the early 1970s, 55,000 Spurs fans at White Hot Lane would sing, “the referee’s a bastard” whenever a footballing decision went against our Spurs Team. How to arrest 55,000 people all at once for saying the word bastard?

Not only that, but Caucasians are not white. More a pinky white in fact.

And here, in Convict’s Paradise, I am called a Pommy Bastard. No offence meant by the Colonials of course.

Maybe the bad word said was the word “stupid”. LOL.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
March 7, 2024 1:37 am

Dunno Sal
Hunch says it’s a hotter story that just “stupid white bastard”, which would only be weaponized by a very thin slice of gammon
Especially when a *cough* Global Sporting Superstar could have wrapped it up quick and easily with admitting a problem with alchohol, a school appearance and some autographed memorabilia
Methinks, body cam will show a bit of a tussle
…and maybe grabbing some bird’s arse

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
March 7, 2024 2:35 am

Storms and tea cups..

Isn’t there more important global news to be reported?

Tom
Tom
March 7, 2024 3:16 am

Paywallian:

Nikki Haley plans to suspend her Republican presidential primary bid in a speech Wednesday morning, people familiar with her plans told The Wall Street Journal.

Tom
Tom
March 7, 2024 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
March 7, 2024 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
March 7, 2024 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
March 7, 2024 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
March 7, 2024 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
March 7, 2024 4:05 am

Poor old Michael Ramirez.

Tom
Tom
March 7, 2024 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
March 7, 2024 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
March 7, 2024 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
March 7, 2024 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
March 7, 2024 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
March 7, 2024 4:12 am
Tom
Tom
March 7, 2024 4:13 am
Tom
Tom
March 7, 2024 4:14 am
Tom
Tom
March 7, 2024 4:15 am
DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
March 7, 2024 4:21 am

Thanks Tom.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
March 7, 2024 4:38 am

Thanks Tom
Re art by Caillebotte- I remember studying him for evidence of how the photographic process can distort the better judgement of an artist. Particularly the failure to compose.
Frinstance look at Young Man’s shoe against the skirting, and the lens distortion of the balcony railing posts, and the window beyond his chin which muddies the whole jawline.
Not that I don’t like the bloke, plus his interest in photography led him to do countless studies of glass, gloss, reflection and water.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
March 7, 2024 5:27 am

I attended a work presentation the other day. Presented by a Vice President from Head Office in Europe …responsible for financing. When quizzed about residual values of EVs in Europe the term he used was ‘disastrous’. 3-4 year old EVs returning are worth v little. Who would want to buy an old phone or old tech? Some people hunting a bargain may want to buy them but not a lot. No percentages available. Still want to buy an EV? Still think ‘renewable energy’ is cheap?

Beertruk
Beertruk
March 7, 2024 5:40 am

Ta Tom.
I thought that Christian Adams was on point.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 7, 2024 5:59 am

Sam Kerr has made little of her Indian heritage and it’s best she keeps it that way.
The Indian people I know would be disgusted at her using the “whitey” slur.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 7, 2024 6:05 am

Believe all women:

Perth hours after forced mediation talks failed to resolve a defamation case with her former employer Senator Linda Reynolds.

Ms Higgins, a former Liberal staffer who three years ago went public with allegations of rape against a then-colleague in 2019, was treated at Royal Perth Hospital late on Tuesday following a long day of court-ordered mediation talks in the case being brought against her by Ms Reynolds.

A source told The Daily Telegraph Ms Higgins was at the hospital on Tuesday night, and discharged on Wednesday afternoon.

FMD

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 7, 2024 6:09 am

Oh Britnah!
The old delicate petal routine doesn’t work with other women, particularly older women.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
March 7, 2024 6:32 am

Extinction Rebellion idiots on St Kilda rd St Kilda yesterday morn, not stopping traffic but apparel distinctly looked oil based (ie Polyester) which I just giggled.

Vic Pol, saw twice parked yesterday in places that were inappropriate. One early on one of those very narrow on ramps in Southbank no lights no one pulled up and later on South rd Moorabbin again in a clearway lights this time but traffic banked up behind. Both cases viable alternatives in safer locations i.e. Side street or shoulder close within eyesight. Just curious, at the academy don’t they teach physics doesn’t care about a badge when push comes to shove if involving a fully loaded prime mover and 18 wheel trailer.

As for Sam Kerr, sick of hearing about this chick. Be an interesting test for the British Legal system and give the rape/grooming gangs/persecution of the right I am not convinced she will get much more than a slap, by the sounds she did minimal custodial time before being sprung. Na this will get buried, already has been for over a year in a way a male WASP sportsman wouldn’t have been.

LOL wonder what the next sago of the Higgins epic will bring us, already have the predictable faint and now the AFP officers are having a chop at Drumgold. As the old Italian cleaner in that Pro Hart ad said, “Oh Mr Hart, what a mess…”

Have a great day all.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 7, 2024 6:35 am

In further FMD noos, I see the AFL are having a minute’s silence for the murdered gay couple before tonight’s match. Gawd almighty

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
March 7, 2024 6:35 am

Sorry punctuation and grammer fail:

As for Sam Kerr, sick of hearing about this chick. Be an interesting test for the British Legal system and given the rape/grooming gangs, persecution of the right. I am not convinced she will get much more than a slap, by the sounds she did minimal custodial time before being sprung. Na this will get buried, already has been for over a year in a way a male WASP sportsman wouldn’t have been.

Crossie
Crossie
March 7, 2024 6:36 am

A source told The Daily Telegraph Ms Higgins was at the hospital on Tuesday night, and discharged on Wednesday afternoon.

Whenever things are not going her way she hits the fainting couch. You go girrrl!

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 7, 2024 6:44 am

Does Brittnah even keep accommodation in Australia?

She seems to spend her time in Hospital for stress issues as soon as she lands.

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2024 6:46 am

Old story (2020). You can’t make this up.

“ Lawsuit: Williams College Suspended Man for Not Dating Woman After Kiss”

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/03/06/lawsuit-williams-college-suspended-man-for-not-dating-woman-after-kiss/

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2024 6:47 am

She seems to spend her time in Hospital for stress issues as soon as she lands.

She has gap insurance for fainting couches and donuts.

Bazinga
Bazinga
March 7, 2024 6:51 am

RE: Kerr. This will be dismissed because only stupid white bastards can be racist.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
March 7, 2024 6:55 am

Nikki Haley as a Democrat plant might not be true, but I can forgive people for thinking so. It has been rumoured that large donations came flowing from that direction. The BBC lent weight to that thesis when they interviewed two “Haley voters” and showed them to be TDS sufferers. In fact one of them was happy to admit (i) that he tended to be a Democrat supporter to the extent that he volunteered to assist their campaigns, and worse (ii) that he was still only 17 and would not turn 18 until after the election, so not a voter at all.
The new meme (even endorsed by Fox News senior political commentator) is that Trump “needs to win over those moderates like the Haley voters”. This view completely ignores the huge vote he got last time, likely to be bigger again this time, and that he only “lost” because of the dodgy ballot manipulations in the weewee hours.

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2024 6:57 am

What if his parents aren’t married and he has a below average IQ? It is an agreed fact that he is white…

If I called members of a certain WA family “STI ridden black rapists” that also would be a factual statement.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
March 7, 2024 7:00 am

3-4 year old EVs returning are worth v little.
We remember the NSU Wankel Rotary engined cars!

Barry
Barry
March 7, 2024 7:01 am

Our dusky lesbian should run the truth defense.

Stupid white bastard – there’s a fair chance all three words are technically correct. Sub-100 IQ sun-dodging child of unmarried parentage could describe a fair slice of UK Plod.

Min
Min
March 7, 2024 7:43 am

I live in the same Council area as our former treasurer, Josh. An older suburb with Heritage listed houses , strip shopping Centres once renowned for its greenery The planning officer presented planning for future yesterday at U3A , population increase by 60,000 , housing , build 85,000 new dwellings , never managed more than 60,000 when more tradies , easier to source building materials. State taken over power of councils so virtually no building regulations . Federal government migration policy is the reason given. BTW job going in Council for a surveyor well over a 100 k and cannot fill it .
One huge mess and of course rates increased
All electric , multi storied suburb with well where do the chargers for multi storied apartments go ? parking places in these at present are too small for SUV so probably EV s as well Welcome to the New world
And Oh Water?

Indolent
Indolent
March 7, 2024 7:43 am
Indolent
Indolent
March 7, 2024 7:47 am
Indolent
Indolent
March 7, 2024 7:48 am
Dot
Dot
March 7, 2024 7:49 am

BTW job going in Council for a surveyor well over a 100 k and cannot fill it .

They are intentionally going for a diversity hire. I know several men who have applied for council positions and missed out to less qualified women.

These councils put on women and had to get them started in environmental science as first year students (vs a graduate with experience) or a woman 1/3 of the way through a building surveying degree vs a man 2/3 of the way with a distinction average.

It’s that simple. They want make work programme for women.

Louis Litt
Louis Litt
March 7, 2024 7:50 am

Fair shake 7/3 @5:27
What is the battery life of the ev.
I recall the Toyota Prius being flooded on the market after 3 or 4 yrs.

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2024 7:51 am

want to make a/programmes

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 7, 2024 8:02 am

That doesn’t leave many actual Republicans voting for her.

As Haley Ends Republican Race, Survey Finds 92% Of Her Voters Approve Of Biden’s Performance (7 Mar)

A wild note on exit polls from The Federalist’s Sean Davis:

The exit polls about Nikki Haley’s voters’ views on Biden and the economy are WILD.

These results, which are from Virginia, show that 92 PERCENT of Haley’s voters approve of Joe Biden’s performance as president, and 87 PERCENT of Haley’s voters say they’re satisfied with how things are going in America right now.

Haley’s voters aren’t just Democrats. They’re the most rabid, left-wing, delusional, anti-Trump members of the Democrat party’s already left-wing and delusional base.

Despite all the Democrats voting for her Trump still won the state comfortably. But seeing this sort of game playing going on you can be sure the election is going to be dirty as all heck.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 7, 2024 8:10 am

I thought the same thing Wally. The man and foreground are all wrong. The man appears to be placed there as an afterthought. The stone balustrade is not in perspective at the base. The man appears further away while the balustrade comes to the fore. The angle of the window precludes the reflection of the man. The man’s shoe is not against the skirting, its a shadow. The carpet continues to the balustrade.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 7, 2024 8:10 am

An issue overlooked in the Aussie Sam shock horror imbroglio: the complainant is a Metropolitan Police personage.

No UK police force is as politically sensitive as the Met. The takeaway is that the Met hierarchy is happy to allow a serving officer to run a piss-weak, high profile race-abuse case – likely to be thrown out.

Even-handed R Us.

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
March 7, 2024 8:16 am

Ah, battery life. Well it depends on use, recharging, age, generation, …. There are no straight answers and few dealers are willing to enter that swamp with confidence. Plus the industry has many warranty issues with such tech. But onward and upward with Bowen the Fearless.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 7, 2024 8:17 am

m0nty
Mar 6, 2024 10:42 PM
I see Pesutto has leaked Matt Guy’s membership of the Freemasons.

Now, if only he could leak Moira Deeming’s links to the Grampians Nazis…

He would if he could, but he can’t leak what doesn’t exist.

Have you bashed any Nazis at those regular pro-Hamarse demos in Melbun? Or do real Nazis (unlike Deeming) scare you too much?

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 7, 2024 8:21 am

Stop injecting logic into a narrative Min. How are useless people ever going to be employed doing nothing and politicians getting kickbacks if such things are constricted by logic. All those things you raised will magically disappear with liberal application of OPM in the right pockets.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 7, 2024 8:28 am

Disposable Income news (the NT News):

A Wadeye business operator has defended the introduction of tough grog measures in the stricken community as political battlelines are drawn on minimising alcohol-related crime.

Business operator Tony Shephard said the decision to introduce alcohol volume limits and ban full-strength booze from Wadeye was a matter for the community to determine.

And:

He said the decision was taken because contractors were bringing alcohol to the community and selling it to residents.

He had heard anecdotally that bottles of Johnnie Walker Black Label whiskey were selling for as much as $1000 a bottle in Wadeye.

Hooo boy. I had heard that bottles of Bundy were selling for $700 there and in other parts of the NT. Perhaps some people are prepared to cash in some of their stock portfolio for something a bit more spesh.

For a special occasion. Because it’s Thursday, for instance.

Figures
Figures
March 7, 2024 8:35 am

Is Higgins like Drew Barrymore from Fifty First Dates and she completely forgets everything that happened yesterday?

She gets slaughtered one day because of her lies and so she has a mental breakdown.

But the next day she forgets all this, gets up out of her hospital bed and continues to soldier on – completely convinced once again of the moral certainty of her position.

Until the next set of lies are exposed.

Forget about all the crimes of the Liberal party during COVID. Their greatest crime – perhaps history’s greatest crime – is giving her a job.

Which leads to the question: Is David Sharaz actually Monty?

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 7, 2024 8:38 am

Mongs gunna mong…

Jim Chalmers MP
@JEChalmers
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1h
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@AlboMP

@AustralianLabor
Government will pay superannuation on Paid Parental Leave from 1 July 2025. This is part of our efforts to ensure women earn more, keep more of what they earn, and retire with more as well
@SenKatyG

@StephenJonesMP

@AmandaRishworth
#auspol #ausecon

Molestradamus predicts: “Why does the government need to legislate gender balances in companies why are they unwilling to take on ladies who may have children”???

Rosie
Rosie
March 7, 2024 8:40 am

Higgins going to court and missing out on France in the springtime.
All mediation is ‘forced’ on the parties to try to save precious court time, and parties their money.

shatterzzz
March 7, 2024 8:43 am

And all the police want to do is charge a young footballer with some “hurty” words

You should have added a touch of the Gillard’s .. after all “Sam” is only 30 …… still “young & naive”…….
“Sam” been out of Oz for too long .. what she she have said is, “Stupid white c**t giz a durrie” ..

Figures
Figures
March 7, 2024 8:50 am

Every time Sam Kerr has gone to a polling booth she (I am quite sure) has voted for the candidate who believes in these stupid hate speech laws.

Therefore, f*** her.

If I’m wrong and she votes right wing then obviously she shouldn’t be punished.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 7, 2024 8:50 am

Is David Sharaz actually Monty?

This intrigues me.

Pudgy? Tick.
Living off the income of others? Tick.
Fantasist? Tick.
Never had a real job? Tick.
Ranga? With a bit of Grecian 2000, tick.

In the immortal words of Jazzy DJ Jeff and the Fresh Prince:

Tick, tick, tick, tick, BOOM!

dopey
dopey
March 7, 2024 8:51 am

Sydney Morning Herald Superquiz.
1. Which fruit is the defining feature of a Hawaiin pizza ? One point.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 7, 2024 8:52 am

She gets slaughtered one day because of her lies and so she has a mental breakdown.

But the next day she forgets all this, gets up out of her hospital bed and continues to soldier on

Has anybody seen Brittneee and Monty in the same room?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 7, 2024 8:54 am

I warned you Nikki Haley’s entire operation was a Democrat operation to get Joe Biden re-elected and to try to hurt Trump. Do you hear me now?

Astroturfing is going to hit fever pitch very soon. Lincoln Project and all their buddies will be starting up dozens of fake PACs like that one.

Rabz
March 7, 2024 8:56 am

I warned you Nikki Haley’s entire operation was a Democrat operation to get Joe Biden re-elected and to try to hurt Trump.

It certainly worked a treat.

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
March 7, 2024 8:56 am

Brittnee May be be discovering how hard it is to live a lie.

Crossie
Crossie
March 7, 2024 8:56 am

Forget about all the crimes of the Liberal party during COVID. Their greatest crime – perhaps history’s greatest crime – is giving her a job.

I’m told that all staffers are like Higgins in that everyone else has a life and only the stupid 20-somethings will work unreasonable hours.

Crossie
Crossie
March 7, 2024 8:59 am

Figures
Mar 7, 2024 8:50 AM
Every time Sam Kerr has gone to a polling booth she (I am quite sure) has voted for the candidate who believes in these stupid hate speech laws.

Therefore, f*** her.

If I’m wrong and she votes right wing then obviously she shouldn’t be punished.

I don’t think you are wrong.

Rabz
March 7, 2024 9:00 am

Interesting that various know nothings such as that bimbecile Nielsen and Slow Joe Hockey are now starting to push this ridiculous hypothesis. The latter in today’s Oz:

Whether Americans turn up to vote in November remains the biggest risk for Trump and Biden.

Why is there such a massive disconnect between these idiots and reality?

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2024 9:00 am

1. Which fruit is the defining feature of a Hawaiin pizza ? One point.

Tomato, pineapple or banana.

True smart arses will say wheat caryopsis.

Rabz
March 7, 2024 9:03 am

only the stupid 20-somethings will work unreasonable hours

Crossie, “work” is probably not the correct term in this instance.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 7, 2024 9:03 am

Dots muse gets a full length tonguebath at the ABCcess.
Because its “news”..

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-03-07/sydney-theatre-company-a-fool-in-love-van-badham/103552932

Rabz
March 7, 2024 9:09 am

LOL – thanks, Mole – from the ALPBC piece above on van badham’s “plays”.

If this doesn’t see the proles patronising the Yartz again in their tens of thousands, then I can’t imagine what would.

m0nty
m0nty
March 7, 2024 9:12 am

I am sure that Trump telling 20-40% of Republicans that he doesn’t want their vote will be a sure fire electoral strategy.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 7, 2024 9:21 am

Degenerates like him belong on a cross..

John “Auto fellatio” Stewart mocks Dr Phil because he went off reservation and got a straight answer about kids being smuggled into the US via the southern border.

In effect Biden stopped testing to see if kids being brought in by adults were related to the people claiming to be their parents.

See in the first 2 minutes or so of this interview.
https://youtu.be/li62ttTuQ_0

So how does the autofellatio machine deal with it?
By pretending Dr Phil is gay for looking at men crossing the border.
1:28 in to 2:28.

A disgusting child sex traffic apologist.

Its probably the most blatant example of media distortion, complete with hooting monkey audience.

Zafiro
Zafiro
March 7, 2024 9:22 am

I am sure that Trump telling 20-40% of Republicans that he doesn’t want their vote will be a sure fire electoral strategy.

Most of the “Republicans” that voted for Haley in the primaries are Demonrats.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 7, 2024 9:26 am

Monty why are your lot facilitating child sex trafficking on the US border?
And using gay people as the butt of jokes again.
Its not the 1980s anymore.

Anders
Anders
March 7, 2024 9:34 am

Trouble on the Diversity front:

Apologetic Adelaide United teenager Musa Toure was told by club officials to remove a social media post saying he did not support the A-League’s pride round despite the Reds claiming to “respect individual beliefs”. …

“For the Muslim brothers and sisters I’m an Adelaide United player but also I’m a Muslim before anything,” Toure said in his post. “I do not support the pride round. I love football but I have no say … the Muslims in my team all disagree about the pride round but we also have no problem with the LGBTQ PEOPLE!! It’s their life.”

Strangely nothing can be found about this on the ABC news site…

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 7, 2024 9:36 am

Monty, only 8% of Haley voters are Republicans. Maybe even less than that given Dem activists lie to exit pollsters.

And when you adjust for the number of votes Trump got it’s looking like 3%.

On the other hand Biden got 16 million fake votes last time, so I suspect that will go up. Almost all the machinery is still in place. But Biden is so on the nose they’re going to have their work cut out.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 7, 2024 9:36 am

‘Anthony Byrne is spy MP’: Somyurek
Adem Somyurek uses parliamentary privilege to identify ex-mate and Labor MP Anthony Byrne as ASIO’s spying politician.

Headline bit from the Australian.
Cant paywall dodge.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 7, 2024 9:37 am
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 7, 2024 9:41 am

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This relatively affordable property market coupled with sky-high rental asking prices has bolstered the city’s gross rental yield — a figure which represents the annual rental income of a property as a percentage of its value.

With gross rental yield sitting at 9.5 per cent in February according to CoreLogic, Kalgoorlie-Boulder topped the regional centres’ charts with the highest percentage yield of Australia’s largest 50 non-capital city urban areas.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
March 7, 2024 9:41 am

From Herald Sun. For some strange reason jab rates are down.

“Aussies urged to book influenza vaccinations ahead of 2024 flu season
Aussies are being urged to get themselves and their kids vaccinated ahead of what could be a very serious flu season”

m0nty
m0nty
March 7, 2024 9:43 am

Most of the “Republicans” that voted for Haley in the primaries are Demonrats.

Well, they are now.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 7, 2024 9:44 am

‘Anthony Byrne is spy MP’: Adem Somyurek

By damon johnston
Victoria Editor
Updated 9:01AM March 7, 2024, First published at 8:20PM March 6, 2024

A former Andrews government minister has told state parliament he suspects ex-federal Labor MP Anthony Byrne is the politician ASIO ­revealed as betraying Australia to a foreign power.

Upper House MP Adem Somyurek used parliamentary privilege on Wednesday to call on the nation’s intelligence agency to investigate the former Labor MP who was also his ex-mate.

Mr Somyurek, who now sits in parliament as a Democratic Labour Party member, blames Mr Byrne for his demise four years ago as a Labor power­broker and launched a scathing attack on his integrity.

“We are also told by (ASIO director-general Mike) Burgess that the MP in question was close to a former prime minister and tried to compromise the former PM’s family. Our next task is to investigate characteristics such as history of disloyalty, character, financial and psychological situations,” Mr Somyurek told parliament.

“Anthony Byrne certainly ticks all the right boxes here. He has been on the intelligence committee for many years as chair and deputy chair depending on whether there was a Labor government or a Coalition government.

“It is a criminal offence to leak from the intelligence committee and there are strict protocols in place to prevent members leaking, yet Byrne leaked like a sieve. He leaked to journalists to garner favourable treatment. How do I know this? Because he would call or text me. I come with receipts. I have got the text messages that he would text me on how he leaked from the intelligent committee to journalists.”

The Australian approached Mr Byrne for a response.

Mr Burgess ignited a bonfire of speculation last month when he revealed a former politician was a traitor who worked for a foreign power, later identified as China, and tried to ensnare a prime minister’s family member. Mr Burgess later revealed it was a “historical matter” and refused to reveal further details.

Mr Somyurek told parliament that Mr Byrne, who was the federal Labor MP for Holt, in Melbourne’s southeastern suburbs for more than 20 years, was close to a former prime minister.

“Another box that Byrne ticks is that he had a close friendship with a former PM and his family,” Mr Somyurek told parliament. “Byrne at one stage shared an apartment with a former PM. I am not having a go at the former PM – it is nothing to do with him. I am just merely ticking off boxes that Mr Burgess put out there.

“Byrne was in a select group – a very, very small group – of people who had access to classified information; he was a serial leaker; he was broke; and he had a close relationship with a former PM and his family.

“Next we turn to the issue of loyalty. Since the matter under investigation relates to an extraordinarily disloyal act, the best way of conveying Byrne’s disloyalty is to put my relationship with Byrne under the microscope – how we met and how it all ended. It is true I do have an axe to grind with Byrne.

“My grievance with Byrne is very relevant here because it relates to the theme of betrayal. I believe anyone that will betray a close mate of 25 years will betray their country.”

Mr Somyurek holds Mr Byrne responsible for playing a role in a 60 Minutes report that exposed allegations of branch stacking against the then Andrews government minister, sparking an IBAC investigation and ending his ministerial ­career.

“Byrne and I remained very close friends until the fateful night the 60 Minutes program aired,” he told parliament.

“Byrne was my best friend in politics, and I was his. Nothing could drive a wedge between us as our relationship was forged in the bitter preselection battle for Holt. Over the years we went through many struggles together. We were brothers, and I thought we would remain that way forever.

“The scale of Byrne’s betrayal of me could only be matched by someone betraying their country. Byrne’s actions reflect the complex profile often seen in individuals who engage in espionage or betrayal.

“Given all of that, I call on ASIO, if Byrne is not the former MP in question, to investigate all of Anthony Byrne’s activities when he was a member of that committee.”

Zafiro
Zafiro
March 7, 2024 9:47 am

Breaking news of an arrest in the Samantha Murphy case.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 7, 2024 9:53 am

How long does Proscuitto have? This is just like watching him bleed out on ALPBC election night.

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2024 9:53 am

In 2002, at age 27, Badham produced her first show for the Edinburgh Fringe festival, titled Kitchen — a black comedy that uses marriage as a metaphor to roast capitalism. It got rave reviews.

Appropriate music.

Johnny Rotten
March 7, 2024 9:53 am

Bourne1879
Mar 7, 2024 9:41 AM
From Herald Sun. For some strange reason jab rates are down.

“Aussies urged to book influenza vaccinations ahead of 2024 flu season
Aussies are being urged to get themselves and their kids vaccinated ahead of what could be a very serious flu season”

No thanks and I’ll stick to my red wine medication.

No Shingles jab either.

Eat, drink and be merry. Onwards and Upwards.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 7, 2024 9:57 am

Perth has a number of good croissant vendors. My preferred one is just near Subiaco train station but there are several others. They also do a good chewy baguette.

Johnny Rotten
March 7, 2024 9:57 am

Nikki Haley Finally Bows Out

“Nikki Haley was slaughtered on SuperTuesday and ended up with 89 delegates against President Trump’s 995. Even the Democrats, who were her main supporters, gave up. The strategy will be that they refuse to certify the vote when Trump wins relying on the dissent of their three Justices on the Supreme Court claiming that the 14th Amendment is self-executing so Congress need not pass any legislation. Trump gets no trial. Why bother? We are too stupid to have the right to vote. That’s why everyone rejects democracy and when Trump won in 2016, it was called “populism” not democracy. Once you hand power to anyone, they never want to hand it back.

The Democrats will just refuse to honor the votes of the people. Their argument that Trump was an insurrectionist to try to stop the certification in 2021, they will do the same without the people so that by their definition it will not be an insurrection – just backroom politics as usual. It will be the people who have the burden to prove they violated their oath to defend the Constitution. There would be no peaceful transition of power.”

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/politics/nikki-haley-finally-bows-out/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 7, 2024 10:02 am

Daily Mail.

Richmond, Sydney: Soldier rushed to hospital after parachuting accident at RAAF base

How does the old joke go? Listen mate, if it doesn’t open, bring it back, and we’ll give you another one…

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
March 7, 2024 10:08 am

Wonder if Britneee has recovered sufficiently to front for day 2 of the mediation process? Or will she just leave it to Shiraz?

Can’t help but think Ms Reynolds is going to enjoy a truck load of schadenfreude over the coming days as Britneee & Shiraz head back to the shack in France to do the sums and work out what’s left of the $2.4M that Dreyfus and Gallagher gifted them.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 7, 2024 10:09 am

Huh.

Just saw a comment of mine from last night, celebrating the passing of summer, went into moderation, probably because of a little bit of verse.

Since it took some time I will modify the verb.

Sumer is afukkynge offe
Gladly þen fukke offe
Groweþ eeze
and bloweþ breeze
and springþ up mye coiffe
Fukke þe offe.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 7, 2024 10:10 am

Something out of left field for a patient today.

Young chap- unwell, was bitten by a dog in Bali 9 days ago and given a set of 2 vaccines against rabies 2 days later.
Poor sod is having a reaction to the vaccines (99.9% likely) as they are fairly harsh ones.
Hes a little stressed as you can imagine, chatting with the specialist at about 10:00 to give him a bit more reassurance.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 7, 2024 10:13 am

… as Britneee & Shiraz head back to the shack in France to do the sums and work out what’s left of the $2.4M that Dreyfus and Gallagher gifted them.

Long haul flights are a good time for those sort of tasks.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 7, 2024 10:21 am

ACT town council better get the cheque book out again. Teh Paywallian reporting five AFP coppers are suing Drumgold for defamation. Can nothing stop the Brittany Blob?

cohenite
March 7, 2024 10:22 am

Re: Tom’s toons: Ramirez is a fukwit but this is good from Spooner.

Before the swamp made up of dickess creeps cheated him out of office Trump literally brought world peace, unparalleled prosperity to the US, huge increases in minority employment, secured the borders, reduced crime, defended western democracy against the elitist commies like dickless and squashed the commie plot of alarmism and renewables. He is hated by the swamp for all that but mostly because he revealed them for the useless, hate filled bastards they are. He is also arguably the best stand up comedian ever.

Top Ender
Top Ender
March 7, 2024 10:29 am

In Bang-Bang News:

The armorer for the Alec Baldwin movie Rust has been found guilty in the shooting death of the film’s cinematographer.

A jury found that Hannah Gutierrez-Reed negligently allowed a live bullet to get into the gun on the set of Western which Baldwin used to accidentally shoot dead Halyna Hutchins, the movie’s cinematographer.

After two hours of deliberations at the court in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a jury found her guilty on the manslaughter count, but not the tampering with evidence charge.

Gutierrez-Reed, 26, the daughter of respected film industry armorer Thell Reed, faces up to 18 months in jail. She showed little emotion as the verdicts were read, but a family member broke down while sitting behind the now-convicted felon.

The verdict means that attention now turns to July when Baldwin, 65, will go on trial in the same courthouse for involuntary manslaughter. If found guilty he faces 18 months in jail as well.

Daily Mail

cohenite
March 7, 2024 10:29 am

Joe Biden Has the Dead Black Eyes Again – They Need to Cut Back on His Wakey-Wakey Shots (VIDEO)

I would really like to know what medicine and treatment they are giving to the rotten old corpse to keep it upright.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 7, 2024 10:32 am

Let’s hope the don’t Michael Jackson Sleepy Joe. That would be awks.

Indolent
Indolent
March 7, 2024 10:49 am
Dot
Dot
March 7, 2024 10:51 am

Mr Mole

https://twitter.com/Radfemfuture/status/1716173502561071446

She won’t date a dude who weighs more than 73 kg.

RED FLAGS IN MEN

BALD
Broke
Over 30
Over 160lbs+
Has kids
Shy
Nerdy
Depressed
Never had a gf
Is in a band
Has a podcast
Wears plaid shirts
Posts shirtless selfies
Gym bro
Can’t cook
Hates his mom
Mommas boy
Plays video games
On social media (like Twitter?!)
Too many opinions
Watches “real work”

Indolent
Indolent
March 7, 2024 10:55 am

Released files show debate by transgender health authority

The report’s authors are calling on the government to initiate a bipartisan national inquiry to investigate “how activists with little respect for the Hippocratic Oath could have risen to such prominence as to set the standards of care for an entire field of medicine.”

One internal conversation includes a doctor responding to a nurse practitioner who is struggling with how to handle a patient with PTSD, major depressive disorder, observed dissociations and schizoid typical traits who wishes to go on hormone therapy.

The doctor writes, “I’m missing why you are perplexed. The mere presence of psychiatric illness should not block a person’s ability to start hormones.”

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 7, 2024 10:55 am

How did you do Dot?

shatterzzz
March 7, 2024 10:58 am

Strangely nothing can be found about this on the ABC news site…

And you can bank on it not being mentioned on any Oz fitba sites either ..
If their is one thing OZ fitba management is good at it’s dodging controversial issues ..
Mind, given the poor form of Adelaide Utd I’d expect “pride” is quite a way down their list of needing attention issues ……. LOL!

Roger
Roger
March 7, 2024 11:05 am

File under ‘We are governed by idiots’:

The WA govt has budgeted $3.8bn to replace its coal fired power stations in the south west with renewable sources by within six years, thus meeting it’s 80% emissions reduction by 2030 target.

Independent analysis has estimated the cost at $50bn+

IPA

Roger
Roger
March 7, 2024 11:09 am

Whenever things are not going her way [Higgins] hits the fainting couch.

Feminist champion.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 7, 2024 11:09 am

https://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2024/03/06/its-probably-nothing-173/

Sure the US is going to war with China. LOL!

Roger
Roger
March 7, 2024 11:14 am

First decent cartoon I can remember from Broelman this morning.

shatterzzz
March 7, 2024 11:16 am

There is nother better than being “SPECIAL” .. no Christian player break(s) for Easter tho .. wonder why? ……

This season, for the first time ever, the A-Leagues is introducing special in-match pauses to allow players observing Ramadan to break their fast during matches.

For a select few A-Leagues players, the months of March and April come with a unique set of circumstances.

While training and competing at a professional level comes with its own challenges, those who are practising Muslims have an additional test: during the holy period of Ramadan they abstain from eating and drinking from dawn until sunset.

This year, Ramadan falls between Saturday, 9 March and Monday, 8 April, meaning it will occur during Round 19-22 for the Liberty A-League and Rounds 20-23 for the Isuzu UTE A-League.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 7, 2024 11:19 am

What an insane lunatic joke.

Blow for Santos’ Narrabri gas project (Paywallian)

A national tribunal’s failure to consider the effect of climate change on native title has delivered another blow to Santos’ Narrabri gas project.

Non existent climate change affecting non existent native title? Blair’s Law strikes again. How are we supposed to do anything in this country? This is so stupid.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 7, 2024 11:27 am

Dot
Mar 7, 2024 10:51 AM
Mr Mole

https://twitter.com/Radfemfuture/status/1716173502561071446

Oh no, I dont meet Mrs “My bio photo is a classic “hide the landwhale” angle one” Slocum and her magic pussy.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 7, 2024 11:27 am

Fukke þe offe

Stolen.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 7, 2024 11:38 am

Speaking of global warming Kansas City Chiefs fans are something else.

Hands Up if you Believe in Global Warming (Tim Blair, not paywalled)

The medical director at the Grossman Burn Center at Research Medical Center says 70% of patients referred for frostbite injuries suffered during the bitter cold in January are now being advised to schedule amputations.

Majority of them are Chiefs fans who attended the team’s frigid playoff game …

It was the fourth-coldest game in NFL history and coldest in Chiefs franchise history.

HCA Midwest Health shared images of the hand of one fan who took his gloves off for just five minutes in order to put up a tent in the parking lot outside Arrowhead Stadium.

He won’t be needing that glove again.

Jo Nova has an analogous post up today where experts say global warming is causing “an increase in the frequency and intensity of cold spells”. Does that mean that global cooling causes an increase in the frequency and intensity of hot spells? I’m sad for the poor Chiefs fans who were global warmed.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 7, 2024 11:41 am

Non existent climate change affecting non existent native title?

This is how you run out of luck. h/t Donald Horne

Figures
Figures
March 7, 2024 11:45 am

Young chap- unwell, was bitten by a dog in Bali 9 days ago and given a set of 2 vaccines against rabies 2 days later.
Poor sod is having a reaction to the vaccines (99.9% likely) as they are fairly harsh ones.
Hes a little stressed as you can imagine, chatting with the specialist at about 10:00 to give him a bit more reassurance.

In the 14th century tens of millions of people died from the so-called Black Death (this estimate is largely based on sampling taken from parish records and is probably pretty sound).

We are also told that the deaths were all caused by a disease known as bubonic plague which is characterised by dark pustules.

Of course, it makes absolute no sense. Why did the bubonic plague cause tens of millions of deaths in the 14th century but since then has never ever caused anything like that amount of carnage?

Apparently the rats and fleas decided to wreak havoc for a few decades in the 14th century but before that and ever since then they’ve been content to hurt the odd sporadic individual but they no longer want to hurt people en masse. Rats and fleas with a conscience you see.

FMD. What an utter joke. How do people believe this nonsense?

Here is the actual story:

A few people had sores and died. And then people panicked. Doctors especially panicked. Panic isn’t unusual but it doesn’t typically get as out of control as it did in the 14th century (or 2020). They diagnosed absolutely everything as the plague no matter if they had “bubos” or not (sound familiar?). Anybody who looked a bit tired or coughed or sneezed or slipped on a banana peel was diagnosed with the plague.

And once you were diagnosed with the plague your life was over. Not because of the plague or whatever you actually had but because the doctors would proceed to execute you. They would tell you to eat glass, drink mercury and arsenic, have yourself whipped, live in a sewer or whatever else would most likely kill you and then, when you died, the doctor would say “oh no! That damn plague! If only we had given them our amazing treatments sooner!”

Rabies is exactly the same.

Doctors believe that rabies has a 100 per cent fatality rate. As such, doctors believe that there is no treatment too extreme for someone who they think has the condition. The Milwaukee protocol is one such treatment – literally put the patient into a coma and give them as many drugs as possible to kill them. Then declare the treatment to be an astounding success except for the fact that rabies was just too mean.

The vaccine is horrific but it appears to “work” not because it works but because if you get the vaccine, doctors might not treat you as though you have the virus which means you will probably be spared the other even more horrific treatments.

The single most important lesson of history isn’t about war or even economics it is this:

Doctors don’t make their diagnoses based on symptoms alone.

Roger
Roger
March 7, 2024 11:45 am

https://twitter.com/Radfemfuture/status/1716173502561071446

Check our her profile:

Radfemfuture
@Radfemfuture
Demonic feminine ?

CEO of Misandry ? lvl: 9,000

“A masculine, rambunctious, quarrelsome woman”

DESTROY the redpill Manosphere.

Female rage posting..

I foresee a future with cats. Lots of cats.

Top Ender
Top Ender
March 7, 2024 11:45 am

Diogenes, the clock is ticking…

Queensland students win right to appeal school suspensions

Parents and students in Queensland will be granted the right to appeal against short-term suspensions in public schools.

Schools are breaching children’s human rights when they suspend badly behaved students from school, new government-funded research asserts, as some families won the right on Wednesday to appeal against suspensions.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, as well as children with disabilities, will be given extra support at school as an alternative to suspensions, under legislative changes introduced by the Queensland government on Wednesday.

Parents and students will be granted the right to appeal against short-term suspensions in public schools.

Queensland Education Minister Di Farmer said she would “improve the suspension and disciplinary process’’.

She said that First Nations students, as well as those with a disability and children as young as four in the first year of prep, account for half of all students suspended from Queensland state schools.

She said principals would still retain the right to suspend students, but would have to provide extra support to disruptive students.

The new school rules coincide with demands by Professor Anna Sullivan – director of the Centre for Research in Educational and Social Inclusion at the University of South Australia – for “punitive-free education’’.

She said excluding children from school was a “punitive policy’’ that breached the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, on the grounds of their right to an education, discrimination, and a failure to work “in the best interests of the child’’.

As the lead researcher in a study published in the latest issue of Critical Studies in Education, Professor Sullivan lashed out at “neoliberals’’ for failing to recognise that disruptive students are often vulnerable children with learning disabilities or a troubled home life.

“It is easy to blame the problems of schooling on the personal situation and character of individuals, which is to say, on ‘disruptive’ students, ‘dud’ teachers and/or ‘negligent’ parents, rather than on social systems,” the study states.

“Many people act as though the causes of individual conduct and feelings are somehow divorced from the wider structural and institutional arrangements of society.”

The study, one of a series funded through a $324,000 grant from the Australian Research Council, shows that the students most likely to be suspended or expelled from school are boys, students with a disability, Indigenous students, children in foster care and those living in poor families.

The researchers warn that children’s misbehaviour is being “medicalised’’ through diagnosis of “conditions’’ such as oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

“The medicalisation of student behaviour justifies the exclusion of students with a growing number of behavioural disorders that are perceived to be beyond the capacity of schools to address,’’ the report states.

“Exclusion is then seen to be a sensible and safe response to an intractable problem.’’

Professor Sullivan said that students are at greater risk of dropping out of school altogether, drinking and smoking, and turning to crime after they are expelled or suspended.

Given that vulnerable groups were most at risk of school suspension, she said, “exclusion policies are ultimately discriminatory’’.

“We also see situations where children with disabilities – some on prescribed medications – are being excluded from school on the basis that ‘they have problems already’,’’ she said.

“Instead of helping these students, the policies are exacerbating their struggles.

“What we need is more listening, more empathy to students at risk, and a willingness to challenge the impact of wider social inequalities including poverty, race, housing, and unemployment on the most vulnerable people in our society.

“These things cannot simply be left at the school gate.’’

Queensland’s legislative reforms will require school principals to write up “student support plans” for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, as well as those with a disability and prep students who start school as young as four, so that suspensions are only used as a last resort.

“It should be noted, the amendments will not change a principal’s right to suspend students where appropriate and necessary, or reduce the support available nor the review rights for other students,’’ the bill’s explanatory statement says.

Oz, with the comments going ape

Top Ender
Top Ender
March 7, 2024 11:50 am

A 22-year-old man has been arrested over the disappearance of missing mother-of-three Samantha Murphy.

The Ballarat local is not connected to the Murphy family.

The man was arrested shortly after 6am on Wednesday at his Ballarat home by Missing Persons Squad detectives, Victoria Police said on Thursday.

He remains in custody, however no charges have been laid.

The arrest marks the first significant breakthrough in the case that has sent shockwaves across Australia.

Daily Mail

Roger
Roger
March 7, 2024 11:50 am

The new school rules coincide with demands by Professor Anna Sullivan – director of the Centre for Research in Educational and Social Inclusion at the University of South Australia – for “punitive-free education’’.

Because “punitive-free” youth justice has worked so well.

Roger
Roger
March 7, 2024 11:56 am

Queensland’s legislative reforms will require school principals to write up “student support plans” for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students…

Because if you’re ATSI you’re likely to be a troublemaker?

This is not “progressive.”

We’re heading back to the 1950s and the curse of low expectations for indigenous children.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 7, 2024 11:57 am

Why did the bubonic plague cause tens of millions of deaths in the 14th century but since then has never ever caused anything like that amount of carnage?

Bubonic and pneumonic plague are a bacterial infection. It’s still around, and many people in the US contract it since the bacterium is naturally present in prairie dogs and squirrels.

Being a bacterium antibiotics can kill it handily though. Which is why plague is nothing to worry about, and hasn’t been since WW2. It’s unlikely to develop resistance to antibiotics like MRSA since it is so rare. Better urban hygiene also helped, and insecticides to kill off fleas.

shatterzzz
March 7, 2024 11:58 am

Gotta luv it .. Full-on condemnation for “monkee” but lotza sympathy for “stupid white bastard” .. seems when “Sam” sez it .. “why is this a problem” but when an Islander thugby player sez something .. on the field, whist sober .. hang ‘im high……
It’s not the “offence” but who does the “offending”.. apparently!

Zafiro
Zafiro
March 7, 2024 12:03 pm

This story gives some depth to the Broome cable-tie caper. Nothing you wouldn’t have guessed. 2m45s

Alamak!
Alamak!
March 7, 2024 12:03 pm

Whenever things are not going her way [Higgins] hits the fainting couch.

Feminist champion.

A touch of the vapours …

She would have done well in a 19th century novel about a pore younge maiden removed of her virtue by a cad, liar and bounder. The virtue being regained by a large trunk of cash and grande tour of european climes, starting with rural france.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 7, 2024 12:06 pm
Roger
Roger
March 7, 2024 12:10 pm

It’s not the “offence” but who does the “offending”.. apparently!

Rather, it’s who (and what “race”) is the alleged victim.

Figures
Figures
March 7, 2024 12:10 pm

Being a bacterium antibiotics can kill it handily though. Which is why plague is nothing to worry about, and hasn’t been since WW2.

Whenever I ask people how come doctors don’t immediately die after starting their jobs given diseases are so nasty and contagious they respond by saying “they wear masks and are vaccinated!!!” Completely oblivious to the thousands of years where vaccines and masks were non-existent. Not to mention all the other patients who are not vaccinated or masked.

Same thing here.

Apparently the reason there wasn’t a Black Death in the 15th century or the 8th century or 1000 BC or in poor countries today with scant access to medicine is because of the invention of antibiotics in the mid-20th century.

The funny thing though about abx is that, whilst they can sometimes reduce symptoms (proven with challenge, dechallenge, rechallenge) they can’t possibly work the way we think they do. Many people with symptoms who take certain abx will see their symptoms improve even when the supposedly culpable bacteria are shown to be resistant to the abx (in a petrie dish). Conversely (but proving the same thing), many people with symptoms show no improvement from a certain abx despite the fact that the supposedly culpable bacteria does indeed die out from the abx in a petrie dish!

IOW antibiotic “resistance” is complete nonsense. Which makes sense because if it was, nobody would still be using penicillin today (given that there was ostensibly “resistance” to it immediately after it was first used). Antibiotics poison the body. The response to being poisoned is to stop healing in the current form and focus on dealing with the poison – much like how if you get drunk whilst on the flu you will feel (temporarily) amazing. As healing is what typically makes us feel sick, antibiotics make us feel better – but only temporarily. The healing will still take place but the body will have to do it from an even weaker state.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 7, 2024 12:21 pm

“You will live to see manmade horrors etc etc..”
As well as
“and then suddenly, for no reason at all, people voted Hitler into power”.
And a spidge of
“I have no mouth but I must scream”.

https://twitter.com/michaelshermer/status/1765199745276850251/photo/1

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2024 12:24 pm

mole

It’s not legal for me to give that freak the advice I think he needs.

Kiss!

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 7, 2024 12:27 pm

She would have done well in a 19th century novel about a pore younge maiden removed of her virtue by a cad, liar and bounder.

She would have done well in a 19th century novel about a pore younge maiden removed of her knickers by a cad, liar and bounder.

Chris
Chris
March 7, 2024 12:28 pm

Perth has a number of good croissant vendors.

Ai shell nevah forget the shock, shock – I learned that almond croissants are made out of yesterday’s croissants.
In other news, my ‘FRONT – TOWARD ENEMY’ t-shirt attracted zero comments on the weekend.
I may have to escalate. Suggestions?

Alamak!
Alamak!
March 7, 2024 12:29 pm

In other news Bankwest is closing all its branches due to the annoying and costly phenomenon where Bankwest customers keep coming into branches and demanding cash and other services.

Luckily the customers don’t need these things, as mentioned by Bankwest, since they can use a mobile phone for everything. Where ‘everything’ means applying for a house loan and making payments on said loan – all other services being useless in 2024.

Johnny Rotten
March 7, 2024 12:29 pm

Midnight Cowboy on SBS World Movies now.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 7, 2024 12:30 pm

Outrage in Broome: Viral video sparks debate on vigilantism and racism
Sarah Crawford and Cain AndrewsThe West Australian
Thu, 7 March 2024 8:20AM

Two children who had their wrists cable tied after climbing into a Broome backyard had been tempted by the prospect of the only pool in the neighbourhood, a social justice advocate has said.

Megan Krakouer said four children, including a six and seven-year-old seen in a video that has made headlines worldwide, sneaked in because their mum’s car had broken down and they could not go to the beach.

Tradesman Mat Radelic allegedly tied up the children at the vacant property in an incident that has fuelled a fiery debate about racism, vigilantes and community safety in the troubled tourist town.

“All it was is a couple of children, they wanted to have a swim, it’s a hot day and they (Mr Radelic) have taken it well and truly out of proportion in the context of an unwarranted citizen arrest,” Ms Krakouer said.

Chris
Chris
March 7, 2024 12:31 pm

She would have done well in a 19th century novel about a pore younge maiden removed of her knickers by a cad, liar and bounder.

I should prefer her and her erminmince greeese to feature in a more racy 19th century novel – about the sensual delights of being whipped until bloody.

Alamak!
Alamak!
March 7, 2024 12:33 pm

She would have done well in a 19th century novel about a pore younge maiden removed of her virtue by a cad, liar and bounder.

She would have done well in a 19th century novel about a pore younge maiden removed of her knickers by a cad, liar and bounder.

For shame. Only a cad mentions details about a pore maidans undergarments and other accoutrements maintaining her virtue and reputation.

Chris
Chris
March 7, 2024 12:34 pm

Vigilantism is when citizens have to protect themselves because the law will not.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 7, 2024 12:34 pm

Krakouer said the focus needed to be on finding a solution to skyrocketing youth crime rates in the Kimberley.

“Let’s put a bit of positivity back into the community and help these little marginalised children,” she said.

“On hot days, let there be free access to the swimming pool, let there be buses that go and pick these little children up and say, ‘Hey, come up to the swimming pool, we’ll give you some lunch, we’ll make you some sandwiches’. Let’s make some beautiful things out of this.”

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 7, 2024 12:34 pm

It’s not legal for me to give that freak the advice I think he needs.

Yet.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 7, 2024 12:36 pm

For shame. Only a cad mentions details about a pore maidans undergaments.

You have never caused pore maiden to shed her undergarments…

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2024 12:36 pm

Luckily the customers don’t need these things, as mentioned by Bankwest, since they can use a mobile phone for everything. Where ‘everything’ means applying for a house loan and making payments on said loan – all other services being useless in 2024.

Hmm. They froze my account as after I paid off debt and started making deposits, they said I needed to do KYC stuff all over again.

I might just let it sit dormant until it becomes unclaimed and claim it then.

Arseholes.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 7, 2024 12:38 pm

I woke up with a broken leg this morning, jagged bone jutting out from torn skin, gangrenous stench, flies crawling around, disappearing into and emerging again from the tented flesh around the wound.

Instead of reaching for the Nurofen as I normally would, I instead decided to ‘work’ on my state of mind. So I put on my tracky daks and took a brief walk, had a shower, a shave, and then drunk a strong coffee on the balcony.

Blow me down, all tissues are now properly composed, the skin seamless, smell gone, nothing left but a bunch of pissed off flies.

I suppose that Figures.

Alamak!
Alamak!
March 7, 2024 12:39 pm

I should prefer her and her erminmince greeese to feature in a more racy 19th century novel – about the sensual delights of being whipped until bloody.

Thats in Volume three, where the (not so) ypunge maidan is exposed to wicked ways and devices on the continent, casting aside her loyal mate out of boredom and need to make economies.

Final volume sees her returning home, penniless, only to become one of Canbras most famous and riche S&M ladies with a large pool of clients, mostly politicians.

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2024 12:41 pm

“All it was is a couple of children, they wanted to have a swim, it’s a hot day and they (Mr Radelic) have taken it well and truly out of proportion in the context of an unwarranted citizen arrest,” Ms Krakouer said.

So if a bunch of refugees have a sexual crisis, they can randomly rape women too?

Look. Your wife is beautiful and these guys have rock hard erections. You’re taking this all way out of proportion. You should be in gaol for aggravated assault, really.

Ahem.

Like mole (?) said the other day, imagine if one of these kiddos drowned.

The Cable Guy can’t win with friends like the Rt Hon Megan Krakouer.

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 7, 2024 12:41 pm

Kerr is a meja anti hero like Wilfred Burchit.

Diogenes
Diogenes
March 7, 2024 12:41 pm

Diogenes, the clock is ticking…

Oh firetruck !

shatterzzz
March 7, 2024 12:43 pm

Megan Krakouer said four children, including a six and seven-year-old seen in a video that has made headlines worldwide, sneaked in because their mum’s car had broken down and they could not go to the beach.

Soooooo no problems with trespassing, swimming unsupervised and wagging school ..
cos “hot day” .. maybe time to shut all schools in Broome over summer so kid scan go to beach .. then ..?

Alamak!
Alamak!
March 7, 2024 12:45 pm

Megan Krakouer said four children, including a six and seven-year-old seen in a video that has made headlines worldwide, sneaked in because their mum’s car had broken down and they could not go to the beach.

I’m guessing Megan K would be first to volunteer to drive kids to the beach on hot days. At her own cost and risk.

Perhaps not.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
March 7, 2024 12:47 pm

Whenever things are not going her way [Higgins] hits the fainting couch.

Understandable. I’d be feeling a bit wobbly myself.

Mediation is a tedious process; key in which is the mediator explaining, re-explaining, and then stressing the costs and risks of going on you litigation. It’s the Acid Test, specifically designed to show you the abyss and make you review your position very, very objectively.

The OZ quotes “legal sources” as estimating the cost of the separate legal teams at $50-$70,000/day. A six week trial would see Grateful Boy’s largesse largely evaporate unless Team Chubby is able to somehow flick costs back to Reynolds.

Damages plus Reynolds’ costs, if it came to that, would mean the unthinkable: gainful employment.

Play stupid games…

Roger
Roger
March 7, 2024 12:48 pm

Australia’s looming homelessness crisis in a few figures:

Rents up 8.5% in February ’24 (CoreLogic)

Rental vacancy rate down to 0.7% in February ’24 (Domain)

[Therefore, the middle class is now competing with the lower class for scarce rental properties.]

Population growth 626 000 in 2022/23 (ABS)

Only 162 000 new homes/units built (net) in 2022/23 (ABS)

[Housing approvals are declining; we can’t keep up with the demand caused by high immigration numbers. VIC leads the nation in this respect]

The Albovilles (communities of urban tent dwellers) are going to get bigger.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 7, 2024 12:51 pm

Britnee and sensual delights should not be seen in the same sentence little in person.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 7, 2024 12:51 pm

So was this pool on private property? Or a council pool? Or what?

JohnJJJ
JohnJJJ
March 7, 2024 12:51 pm

Since Yemen is all the rage now – Houthis et al. Here is a joke to lighten the mood:
A Yemeni father gives his son a gun. The boy is about to be married. The father says “Mohammed, take this gun if she comes to the bed and is not a virgin, shoot her immediately.”
Fortunate the wedding night goes well.
The next night Mohammed shoots her.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 7, 2024 12:53 pm

That’s it, I’m done for. My mind can’t unsee the images. You’re in line for some payback.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 7, 2024 12:56 pm

Dr Faustus
Mar 7, 2024 12:47 PM

Brittle-knees should, at this stage be in the “how do I keep as much of the Albotrosses money with the minimum fuss” part of her story.

Instead it looks like its all or nothing.

Alamak!
Alamak!
March 7, 2024 12:59 pm

Brittle-knees should, at this stage be in the “how do I keep as much of the Albotrosses money with the minimum fuss” part of her story.

Instead it looks like its all or nothing.

“So, with their usual sense of justice, ladies argue that because a woman is handsome, therefore she is a fool. O ladies, ladies! there are some of you who are neither handsome nor wise.” – Vanity Faire

m0nty
m0nty
March 7, 2024 1:00 pm

It is amazing that Figures has grown into a full-sized adult, what with all the poisons, miasmas, poxes, and ill humours he has had to endure. Heaven knows how he survived dropsy, flux, lagrippe, obstipation, podagra, quinsy, viper’s dance and the consumption.

Figures
Figures
March 7, 2024 1:02 pm

thefrollickingmole:

Figures is a mongs mong.

Why did you bother with this?

What difference does it make if buboes have occurred at other times in history? The point is that rats and fleas have *always* been ubiquitous and, if they were the cause of the “Black Death”, then nobody would have ever been able to coalesce into a city.

It’s worth noting that these other “outbreaks” that you point out suffered from the exact same issue I already explained – that doctors will always diagnose disease X if they think that disease X is the epidemic du jour, even in patients whose symptoms look nothing like what disease X is supposed to look like.

In addition, whenever you see estimates like “millions of people died because evil Europeans brought smallpox/plague/sniffles with them” the first thing you have to ask yourself is: how did they know that many people died?

In the case of the Black Death we have parish data in Europe – it doesn’t give population data but it is a reasonably good sampling that enables us to make broad (but real) estimates. But in the case of, say, Native Americans, we have precisely nothing. Nobody has the slightest clue how many people died following Cortes’ exploits. For all we know, outside direct conflict, the death rates amongst the indigenous might have been similar to what they were prior to the invasion. We have no population data and no sampling data. We have nothing. Any estimates of deaths, no matter how broad, aren’t estimates – they’re fabrications – and the idea we know what they died of is complete lunacy.

Same for this Indian “plague” story. Was a census taken before and after to see the population change that give rise to the “estimate” of ten million deaths? And was cause of death ascertained in each death (and based purely on symptoms rather than beliefs)? Hint: of course they weren’t, the numbers and causes were completely made up.

Most people have absolutely no idea just how disgustingly retarded epidemiology is. 100 per cent of people who understand epidemiology would never ever describe themselves as an epidemiologist because it makes econometrics look clever.

One of the greatest articles about the uselessness of epidemiology is called “Measles deaths in Africa” by Greg Beattie. Basically, he proved that the WHO just make everything up. And I do mean everything.

Arky
March 7, 2024 1:02 pm

This Britney person you all keep banging on about has to be the least interesting thing I have ever encountered.
The boredom coefficient as I scroll yet another comment on this idiotic individual is reaching nuclear speed.
Explain the fascination. I don’t get it.

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2024 1:05 pm

Arky

We want the means girls chat log.

They need auditing with extreme prejudice.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 7, 2024 1:06 pm

Same for this Indian “plague” story. Was a census taken before and after to see the population change that give rise to the “estimate” of ten million deaths?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Census_in_British_India

And was cause of death ascertained in each death (and based purely on symptoms rather than beliefs)?

So a named disease ravages a population.
Figures believes that the correct dignosis was “it wasnt named disease, but a imbalance in their humours and a build up of black bile in the liver”.

And Monty, stop making me agree with you on something, please switch to Figures side.

Roger
Roger
March 7, 2024 1:08 pm

So was this pool on private property? Or a council pool? Or what?

“Always was, always will be.”

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 7, 2024 1:09 pm

Nothing says “Blair’s Law” better than an ugly trannie claiming that climate change is racist.

Rachel Levine Plays the Race Card on Climate Change (6 Mar)

The 2020s are like a South Park episode. Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine, a biological male who identifies as a transgender woman, earlier this month took time away from encouraging pre-adolescent children to explore their gender identities through the wonders of endocrine-disrupting pharmaceuticals to lecture the public about how climate change might be racist.

When it comes to high office in the Biden Administration this guy is perfect. And that it’s an Admiral implies quite a lot about how the US Navy is going lately.

Top Ender
Top Ender
March 7, 2024 1:13 pm

‘Hey, come up to the swimming pool, we’ll give you some lunch, we’ll make you some sandwiches’. Let’s make some beautiful things out of this.”

The Greens loon does herself in with her so-called argument. Points to ponder:

– who pays for the pool, the transport to it and the sannies?
– wasn’t ol’ mate’s yard and pool the subject of five other trespass occasions?
– aren’t these kids supposed to be in skool?
– from memory the Port Keats pool doesn’t operate because no local can get off arse to get a life-saving qualification…

Translation: whitey taxpayers should work hard to provide munnee for local unemployables to have fun and eat stuff and everything else.

The End.

Arky
March 7, 2024 1:15 pm

Dot
Mar 7, 2024 1:05 PM

We want the means girls chat log.

..
I still don’t get it.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 7, 2024 1:18 pm

So eventually Brittnah will be releasing a book – the one where she is the ‘pore younge maiden’ – it will need a proper Jane Austen-esque name.

Panting and Pantslessness?

Tartery and Tortiness?

ScoMo and Scumminess?

She could even go for the faintly gothic novel thing with the jacket she stole:

Coat-Hanger Grabbey!

(Geddit? Northanger Abbey? Ah, sod it. Fukke þe offe!)

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 7, 2024 1:18 pm

Arky.

Brittle Knees was used as a stalking horse for the “Morriswine has a woman problem” by the ALP, who , on winning power granter her more than 2 million dollars for services redered.

I think Morriswine was on the nose enough to lose anyway, but the fact remains a possibly false allegation was effectively funded and run by the ALP which may have cost the Libs seats and changed the government of Australia.

In effect they ran the “E Jean Carrol” to smear their way to victory.

johanna
johanna
March 7, 2024 1:23 pm

TheirABC’s penetrating analysis of Super Tuesday:

Nikki Haley’s departure from the field confirms the US election will be between two old men who are broadly disliked. And Super Tuesday has highlighted challenges for both Donald Trump and Joe Biden, writes North America correspondent Carrington Clarke.

Can’t be bothered linking, there’s plenty more where that came from, and to come.

I would have thought that North America correspondent was a plum job, reserved for experienced journalists with a track record of excellence and accuracy. Nowadays, they seem to draw a name out of a hat filled with anti-Trump luvvies who know nothing about American history or politics.

On another note, Oliver Sudden, SBS has started showing at 8 hour intervals, the anti-nuclear, dishonest, alarmist propaganda fillum The China Syndrome.

Just as a genuine debate about nuclear power has come on to the agenda for the first time in decades – out of the archives it pops! What a coincidink!

All at our expense, of course.

Grrr.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 7, 2024 1:25 pm

This Britney person you all keep banging on about has to be the least interesting thing I have ever encountered.

An oyster takes the most commonplace thing – a grain of sand – and creates a pearl.

Cat commentary does the same kind of thing.

Dot
Dot
March 7, 2024 1:29 pm

Yes mole. A real shame if some careers were finished in a 3 m x 2 m concrete room in southeast Canberra.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 7, 2024 1:30 pm

“Always was, always will be.”

Ah, so it was squabbled over with pointed sticks and exchanged for a haunch of kangaroo meat and a couple of women.

That is how “Always was, always will be.” worked, right?

Alamak!
Alamak!
March 7, 2024 1:31 pm

Panting and Pantslessness?

Tartery and Tortiness?

ScoMo and Scumminess?

She could even go for the faintly gothic novel thing with the jacket she stole:

Coat-Hanger Grabbey!

(Geddit? Northanger Abbey? Ah, sod it. Fukke þe offe!)

Loves Labor Loot, Lost

Zafiro
Zafiro
March 7, 2024 1:34 pm

Fukke þe offe!

What is this letter that looks a cross between a b and a p?

Alamak!
Alamak!
March 7, 2024 1:34 pm

An oyster takes the most commonplace thing – a grain of sand – and creates a pearl.

Cat commentary does the same kind of thing.

✔ ✔ ✔

Kneel
Kneel
March 7, 2024 1:35 pm

“In other news, my ‘FRONT – TOWARD ENEMY’ t-shirt attracted zero comments on the weekend.
I may have to escalate. Suggestions?”

“Instant arsehole – just add alcohol”

Zafiro
Zafiro
March 7, 2024 1:39 pm

“In other news, my ‘FRONT – TOWARD ENEMY’ t-shirt attracted zero comments on the weekend.
I may have to escalate. Suggestions?”

Mail order a MAGA cap.

Rabz
March 7, 2024 1:42 pm

Nowadays, they seem to draw a name out of a hat filled with anti-Trump luvvies who know nothing about American history or politics

Annaliese Nielsen, Come On Down!

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 7, 2024 1:43 pm

TheirABC’s penetrating analysis of Super Tuesday:

The ABC is like a 2-Dimensional creature constantly perplexed by the workings of a 3-Dimensional universe. Their Marxist schema of power and conflict politics are constantly caught out by interplay of such things as innovation, reflection, the realignment of loyalties in response to newly identified trends, family, community, compassion – they are time and again predicting what does not happen.

And they dress like shit.

Figures
Figures
March 7, 2024 1:46 pm

It is amazing that Figures has grown into a full-sized adult, what with all the poisons, miasmas, poxes, and ill humours he has had to endure. Heaven knows how he survived dropsy, flux, lagrippe, obstipation, podagra, quinsy, viper’s dance and the consumption.

Such wit!

The problem is that it is actually your side that has to deal with this problem. Germs are ubiquitous.

Right now you have tens of trillions of bacteria in and on you. And not just the nice bacteria but all sorts of dastardly ones such as e coli, strep, diphtheria, pertussis – probably even plague. And that goes along with the hundreds of trillions of what doctors call “viruses” in your body.

Obviously you are dead. Nobody could survive if even a tiny tiny fraction of germs were pathogenic.

Lysander
Lysander
March 7, 2024 1:46 pm

No. You’re racist so sit up and shut up:

https://www.perthnow.com.au/opinion/soccer-star-sam-kerrs-racially-aggravated-insult-a-cause-for-relief-for-matildas-fans-c-13854490

She called the cop a “stupid white bastard.”

Ok, so turn that around: “Stupid black bastard.”

According to me, both statements are racist. Although, in both cases, the statement (of the individual) may be also true.

Morsie
Morsie
March 7, 2024 1:46 pm

Levine is not in the navy but coastguard or some such.US has lots of armed services.

Figures
Figures
March 7, 2024 1:48 pm

Same for this Indian “plague” story. Was a census taken before and after to see the population change that give rise to the “estimate” of ten million deaths?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Census_in_British_India

And was cause of death ascertained in each death (and based purely on symptoms rather than beliefs)?

Excellent. So you have the data backing up the claim that ten million people died due to bubonic plague. Please provide it.

Lysander
Lysander
March 7, 2024 1:51 pm

Der fred!

Higgins went to hospital because she couldn’t sleep overnight at WA Parliament!

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  2. People who have been neighbours and friends for generations no longer talk to each other and the usual public events,…

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