Open Thread – Weekend 9 March 2024


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GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 10, 2024 5:08 pm

A Beautiful Mind was on Tits and Bum channel last night. Rusty at his best.

cohenite
March 10, 2024 5:09 pm

This fat, black kunt is a serious menace:

New York Attorney General Letitia James has been selected as the tip of the spear to launch the globalists’ war on beef. This week, she filed a ludicrous lawsuit against the world’s largest beef producer, JBS USA.
“This is their opening volley but it won’t be their last,” said Jason Nelson, CEO of Prepper All-Naturals. “They’re weaponizing the climate change hoax to destroy the beef industry, thereby forcing people to choose between petri dish ‘meat,’ tofu burgers, or insect powder to get the protein we need.”
James’ lawsuit claims JBS USA is “greenwashing” by allegedly misleading the public about its environmental impact. She asserts that the company cannot possibly achieve their goal of net-zero by 2040 because they don’t have an appropriate plan in place 16 years before the deadline.
“We are contacting our ranching partners and cattle associations across the country, including New York, to coordinate a response to this and other attacks on real beef,” Nelson said. “We’ve seen what these people will do with lawfare and we need to take actions to fight back.”
Nelson’s company, Prepper All-Naturals. has promised to not only supply Americans with long-term storage cuts of steak, but also to help support all-American veterans’ charities. Their “prepper beef,” which has a 25-year shelf-life, is offering a special discount for a limited time. Americans can take 25% off all of their products with promo code “veterans25”.
As Nelson noted, James isn’t just using this lawsuit to punish a company for ridiculous reasons. She’s also using the lawsuit as a platform from which to normalize beef price hikes and gaslight people into thinking they don’t need all-natural meat.
As her recent statement indicates, they want Americans to choose to accept the alternatives the powers-that-be are promoting. Here’s a segment of her statement, emphasis added:
“As families continue to face the daily impacts of the climate crisis, they are willing to spend more of their hard-earned money on products from brands that are better for the environment. When companies falsely advertise their commitment to sustainability, they are misleading consumers and endangering our planet.”
“This is psychological warfare on top of their lawfare,” said Nelson, a combat-disabled veteran who served in the Middle East. “They’re trying to take away our access to all-natural meat but to do so they need enough people to willingly and often enthusiastically accept the lab-grown alternatives they’re peddling.”

Vicki
Vicki
March 10, 2024 5:14 pm

And Macca’s program, Australia All Over, which has been on air since 1985, lives to fight another day.

And long may it continue. Nice to see that someone like Macca is standing his ground.

eric hinton
eric hinton
March 10, 2024 5:15 pm

If a temperature record falls unreported – does anybody notice?

If Helen Keller is alone in a forest and farts, does she make a sound?

miltonf
miltonf
March 10, 2024 5:35 pm

Yes James is evil and dishonest beyond belief. A psychopath.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
March 10, 2024 5:39 pm

I’m wondering about Geelong Racecourse and RAAF Laverton. For 2 days they have been 2 deg higher than all other weather stations around them. Google earth shows development around but not really high density, mostly business and residential. So why the anomaly here. Without them Melbourne would have averaged around 37 yesterday and prob 36 today. Certainly hot but below heatwave definition.

Can’t help thinking they may be malfunctioning or there’s some heat island effect going on.

Rabz
March 10, 2024 5:41 pm

Rusty at his best

When he’s not kicking kraut backside … 🙂

Digger
Digger
March 10, 2024 5:50 pm

Bourne,

According to article in the Oz Lambie network might win 4 seats in upcoming TAS election.

There is an increase of 10 seats at this election so anything is possible… especially in Tasmania.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 10, 2024 5:54 pm

That “Trump is in mental decline” chap strikes me as someone well versed to lecture on an all semen diet.
Id speculate he is not unfamiliar with a wide variety of male genitalia.

Plus he has the most annoying way of speaking, couldnt stand more than the intro.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 10, 2024 5:54 pm

Just curious – did that video of a professor saying Trump is ga-ga draw upon Trump supposedly forgetting his wife’s name? Calling her Mercedes?

Rabz
March 10, 2024 5:54 pm

Gazillions of Ozzies are being urged to brace for temperatures in the low 30s as a severe not so hotwave sweeps across Disasterstan, Axeville and Taxmania.

Bureau of Mediocrity senior mediocrecrist, Wallee Nobody, stated: “It will be like, really, really sort of not hot, I tells ya, but don’t let your spidey senses tells ya that we’re just spouting hysterical fact and evidence free horse manure, again …

What a joke. Young cats, a free piece of advice; do not ever wear socks with sandals, especially if you’re a weather bureaucrat and or a part time bovver boy.

A good look, it is not.

Rabz
March 10, 2024 5:58 pm

Gazillions of Ozzies are being urged to brace for temperatures in the low 30s as a severe not so hotwave sweeps across Disasterstan, Axeville and Taxmania.

Bureau of Mediocrity senior mediocrecrist, Wallee Nobody, stated: “It will be like, really, really sort of not hot, I tells ya, but don’t let your spidey senses tells ya that we’re just spouting hysterical fact and evidence free horse manure, again …

What a joke. Young cats, a free piece of advice; do not ever wear socks with sandals, especially if you’re a weather bureaucrat and or a part time bovver boy.

A good look, it is not.

miltonf
miltonf
March 10, 2024 5:59 pm

That “Trump is in mental decline” chap

just another don

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 10, 2024 5:59 pm

Cryon de Telli match figures.
Out LBW twice.
Total of 20 runs from two digs.
Burnt two DRS reviews along the way.
As pointed out above, the Michael Jackson moonwalk across the stumps and fidgety flicks at the ball might work OK when you come in at 2/80 against pie throwers when you have the eye and reflexes of a 24 year old.
Not so much as a 34 year old against a new ball which is darting around at pace.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 10, 2024 6:03 pm

Rockdoctor
Mar 10, 2024 5:39 PM
I’m wondering about Geelong Racecourse and RAAF Laverton.

An excellent example of historical record anomalies.
Up until the 1990’s Laverton was a thin tarmac strip in a massive grass field with low rise lightweight buildings.
It is now a sea of bitumen and tilt slab factories.

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
March 10, 2024 6:04 pm

That time I promise ..I will only do what I ever proposesed .. just to popp in and take a look and not get sucked into the discussion.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
March 10, 2024 6:04 pm

Labor states (looking at you SA) to “save democracy” by legislating Da Voice which their populations rejected by a long (white?) chalk.

Roger
Roger
March 10, 2024 6:05 pm

Reading Antony Beevor’s Russia, Revolution and Civil War this afternoon I was reminded that the February revolution, which led to the abdication of Nicholas II a week later, was kicked off by women protesting on International Women’s Day. The scale of the protests in Petrograd and the speed of political developments took even the Mensheviks and Bolsheviks by surprise.

After the October revolution, the Bolsheviks declared 8th March IWD. The day remained largely a Communist bloc celebration until taken up by second-wave feminists in the West in the 1960s.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
March 10, 2024 6:06 pm

take a look and not get sucked into the discussion.
Yeah right, Strapon.
Tell your story walking.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 10, 2024 6:06 pm

Yes James is evil and dishonest beyond belief. A psychopath.

Is she seriously being touted as the one to wean Americans off beef?

Look at the size of her!

I wonder if she has not been dragooned by the same argument that had the scowling wookie, Michelle Obama, bewildered by numbers she had not even seen before appearing on the bathroom scale, take it upon herself to put all the school kids on a diet that made them tired, sallow, and feeble.

Letitia looks like she starts each day with a protein smoothie – dropping a whole cow into a gigantic blender and slurping the pulp through a garden hose.

Otherwise she can’t make it to morning T-Rex.

Rabz
March 10, 2024 6:06 pm

err, hello?

Is this thing on?

Rabz
March 10, 2024 6:08 pm

Evidently. Tried to post a comment previously essaying concepts that I had no idea were (apparently) so controversial.

Rabz
March 10, 2024 6:09 pm

Taxmania, it’s not so much a map, as a state of mind!

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
March 10, 2024 6:09 pm

“The knives are out for Pesutto”.
Rowan Dean adds “they should slice very thinly”.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
March 10, 2024 6:11 pm

Birthday coming up Rabz?

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 10, 2024 6:11 pm

Rabz
Mar 10, 2024 6:06 PM

err, hello?

Is this thing on?

Well, there is your next radio show – Pink Floyd’s The Wall.

Hello (hello, hello)
Is there anybody out there…

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 10, 2024 6:14 pm

Reading Antony Beevor’s Russia, Revolution and Civil War

I think it was Beevor who made the point that the secret police of “Nicholas the Bloody” – the last of the Romanoff Czars – took very few lives compared with the Cheka…

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 10, 2024 6:15 pm

“The knives are out for Pesutto”.

“Though the knives of the party cut slowly
Yet they cut exceedingly genital.”

Rabz
March 10, 2024 6:17 pm

So how about that State of the Onion address, Cats?

He couldn’t even remember the name of the young woman who’s now dead thanks to his nation destroying policies.

Worse than Brezhnev, I tells ya, who at least had the dignity not to try and speechify.

About anything. Thankfully Mitch and Nance are no longer contactable for comment. 😕

Rabz
March 10, 2024 6:18 pm

Birthday coming up?

It could be alleged.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
March 10, 2024 6:19 pm

Cheers Sancho.

Gut feeling said there would be more than meets the eye.

Rosie
Rosie
March 10, 2024 6:21 pm
Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
March 10, 2024 6:24 pm

Rowan Dean also exposes the Nature Positive legislation – it will make it impossible for mining – and nuclear power – but no doubt smile upon all things “green”.

Roger
Roger
March 10, 2024 6:24 pm

I think it was Beevor who made the point that the secret police of “Nicholas the Bloody” – the last of the Romanoff Czars – took very few lives compared with the Cheka…

I have no doubt about that.

Roger
Roger
March 10, 2024 6:25 pm

Qatar threatening to kick hamas leadership out of Doha if they don’t reach a hostage deal

What’s taken them so long?

Rabz
March 10, 2024 6:26 pm

“The knives are out for Giuseppe Prosciutto”

Who apparently has more lives than a feline mammal.

FFS, just bring his pointless mediocrity to a long overdue end, Moirah!

Rabz
March 10, 2024 6:30 pm

Pink Floyd’s The Wall

The album and the fillum would make for some interesting subject matter, Loads.

Not that I’m about to try to shave off me eyebrows any time soon!

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 10, 2024 6:33 pm

Qatar threatening to kick hamas leadership out of Doha if they don’t reach a hostage deal

They’ll be handed over to Mossad….

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 10, 2024 6:33 pm

Taxmania, it’s not so much a map, as a state of mind!

Where your GST goes to die.

Tom
Tom
March 10, 2024 6:35 pm

The anonymous Victorian ruling class today escalated its war on Australian culture, cancelling tomorrow’s traditional Moomba parade because the luvvies can’t stand the idea of normal people having fun.

In spite of the predicted sweltering heat this weekend failing to arrive, with forecast temperatures in the high 30s turning hardly abnormal mid-30s March heat, our overlords have determined that forecast temperatures tomorrow in the mid-30s – if they arrive at all as the Bureau of Mythology attempts to dial up public climate hysteria — will be too much to bear for our fragile populace.

And so, without asking the public their opinion, the hysterics of Victoria’s anonymous, mostly female frightbat fun police have decided the opportunity of reasserting their control over us after two lockdown-free years was too good to pass up.

Mid-30s is a “heat wave”? Another Chinese-style Year Zero communist insult to our intelligence.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 10, 2024 6:35 pm

“The knives are out for Giuseppe Prosciutto”

I hope it’s televised like last time.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 10, 2024 6:37 pm

Anyone still left in Victoriastan deserves it.

Rabz
March 10, 2024 6:38 pm

Qatar threatening to kick hamas leadership out of Doha if they don’t reach a hostage deal

The kiddies of Pallyweird are a sufferin’ … 😕

miltonf
miltonf
March 10, 2024 6:41 pm

Worse than Brezhnev, I tells ya, who at least had the dignity not to try and speechify.

Brezhnev’s faults were many but there is nothing good at about this old PoS. Evil garbage. Brezhnev was a metallurgical engineer. The old perv is another effing lawyer.

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2024 6:44 pm

LOL

Rotten Tomatoes

St Elmo’s Fire 42%

Captain Marvel 79%

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 10, 2024 6:44 pm

He couldn’t even remember the name of the young woman who’s now dead thanks to his nation destroying policies.

In line with past practice he disinterred his dead son as his ‘get-out-responsibility-for-death’ card again.

His son dird years ago. He died in America in a palliative unit, he died through the sad lotto of cancer where we satisfy ourselves that no one is responsible, he had long opportunities to say a farewell to his son as the morphine eventually overtook his sons awareness so his passing was marked purely by the beep of a machine.

Compared to Abraham Lincoln, Laken, Lincoln, Linc..Lake….Riley…whatever.

Who was not ill, was attacked by malice, attacked by a violent someone who had been serially freed after crimes that would have put citizens in jail, killed in whorl of pain and hate and violence, as an inconvenience to a thug, dumped without dignity or care like garbage.

I swear on of the greatest injustices in the world is that there is no way Biden could even theoretically suffer the way his victims have suffered. There is just not enough of him left.

miltonf
miltonf
March 10, 2024 6:44 pm

Anyone still left in Victoriastan deserves it.

you guys gave the senate to labor and greens.

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
March 10, 2024 6:45 pm

Same drivel as it ever was … You Keep being You ..Chappies…

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 10, 2024 6:46 pm

Anyway, slumming it but a belt of Jamieson’s down, time to cook a beef and Bearnaise sauce and a new Barossa Shiraz.

Later taters!

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
March 10, 2024 6:49 pm

But one thing I do note … immediate sexuality insulting rebukes even though I said nothing … Like calling me “strap on” … I have never once been so filthy or rude to you people.

Must work for you Guys or you wouldn’t do it ? Am I Right ?

Rabz
March 10, 2024 6:49 pm

Brezhnev was a metallurgical engineer

Thanks Milt – there I was thinking he was as useless as the partee functionaries here in Oz.

miltonf
miltonf
March 10, 2024 6:49 pm

off you go then

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
March 10, 2024 6:51 pm

Must be the High Life you all so abundantly enjoy ? Just being disgusting as if you are Born to it ?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 10, 2024 6:52 pm

Same drivel as it ever was … You Keep being You ..Chappies…

Keeps you coming back for more.

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2024 6:54 pm

Err yes

Citizen Smith, I would use silver coins in lieu of notes, outside of significant purchases.

Hence the utility of that silver Krugerrand.

It’s basically two $20 notes.

Everyone ought to acquire gold, silver and BTC.

It’s a hedge, it’s prepping, it’s investment and at least it’s a form of savings you won’t spend on a JetSki or dog fur tints.

miltonf
miltonf
March 10, 2024 6:56 pm

no worries Rabz

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2024 6:57 pm

Cheer up, you morose peoples.

Steve Winwood – Back In The High Life Again

Muddy
Muddy
March 10, 2024 7:07 pm

Mother Lode
Mar 10, 2024 6:44 PM

I’m giving that post 4.2 out of 5 Flaming Pineapples (for passion), M.L.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 10, 2024 7:07 pm

Piss off Bolton.

John H.
John H.
March 10, 2024 7:08 pm

4 Reasons Nobody is Joining China’s Military

Interesting similarities with the West: obesity, mental health, better prospects elsewhere. Is China woke too?

Rabz
March 10, 2024 7:09 pm

Must be the High Life you all so abundantly enjoy?

As a commentator who is abundantly enjoying the aforementioned “High Loife”, Bolto, I find your impertinence slightly annoying.

So when is your next Centrelink payday and have you ever considered a career in metallurgical engineering?

Some mighty potential role models have trodden that path.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 10, 2024 7:10 pm

immediate sexuality insulting rebukes even though I said nothing

Nothing outside what would have been said in a Tasmanian loggers’ camp, or in the mines, or as a heavy vehicle driver, or a test pilot, or in General Population.

Or on your own, living in a bus in the ‘Booka.

Muddy
Muddy
March 10, 2024 7:10 pm

Presumably Tom has already linked to this, but Dang there are some absolute crackers in the Week in Pictures this weekend!
(Sometimes older memes posted by commenters are even better).

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 10, 2024 7:12 pm

Same drivel as it ever was

Yes. Your drivel. Yes it is.

miltonf
miltonf
March 10, 2024 7:12 pm

You don’t seem to be able to get a mid sized 4WD anymore. There either too darn big eg Prado or too small eg Jimny. The Grand Vitara and Daihatsu Rocky were a good size. Maybe I’m mistaken.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 10, 2024 7:16 pm

Didn’t President Sniffy the POS finish second last in his class. Imagine how useless the guy that came last was.

Rabz
March 10, 2024 7:17 pm

Or on your own, living in a bus in the ‘Booka.

err, KD, “existing”. One does not “live” in a bus.

Indolent
Indolent
March 10, 2024 7:22 pm
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 10, 2024 7:23 pm

You don’t seem to be able to get a mid sized 4WD anymore

Ford aren’t making mid sized SUV’s for the Australian market.

John H.
John H.
March 10, 2024 7:23 pm

GreyRanga
Mar 10, 2024 7:16 PM
Didn’t President Sniffy the POS finish second last in his class. Imagine how useless the guy that came last was.

That is what finished his first run at Prez. He said he was near the top but he was very close to the bottom.

According to a 1987 Newsweek report, Biden graduated from Syracuse University in the 76th slot of 85 students in his law school class.

Trump has had his academic records frozen, threatening legal action if they are released. A very stable genius who hides his academic record. Nuts.

Roger
Roger
March 10, 2024 7:24 pm

Booing is now a crime in New York.

Not if the First Amendment still applies.

Dunny Brush
Dunny Brush
March 10, 2024 7:33 pm

The Age has a splash expose of, um, the Freemasons. Apparently they’re opaque, male, dorky and a bit Christiany. That’ll drive subscriptions…..

Roger
Roger
March 10, 2024 7:43 pm

Apparently they’re opaque, male, dorky and a bit Christiany.

More Deist than Christian.

Steve from kenmore
Steve from kenmore
March 10, 2024 7:46 pm

Trump has had his academic records frozen, threatening legal action if they are released. A very stable genius who hides his academic record. Nuts.
So is Obama who has had his university records sealed

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2024 7:55 pm

milt

They don’t make the Grand Vitara anymore?

What about an X Trail or a Tuscon?

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 10, 2024 8:00 pm

miltonf
Mar 10, 2024 7:12 PM
You don’t seem to be able to get a mid sized 4WD anymore. There either too darn big eg Prado or too small eg Jimny. The Grand Vitara and Daihatsu Rocky were a good size. Maybe I’m mistaken.

The RAV 4 used to be a small two door, it is now a medium sized four door.

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2024 8:04 pm

The Age has a splash expose of, um, the Freemasons. Apparently they’re opaque, male, dorky and a bit Christiany. That’ll drive subscriptions…..

Good lord. Lefties are obsessed with the 1950s.

local oaf
March 10, 2024 8:04 pm

I think it was Beevor who made the point that the secret police of “Nicholas the Bloody” – the last of the Romanoff Czars – took very few lives compared with the Cheka…

IIFRC, it might have been Solzhenitsyn who said that the commies had executed more people in their first 6 or 12 months, than the Tsars had in the previous 150 years!

Roger
Roger
March 10, 2024 8:12 pm

Lefties are obsessed with the 1950s.

Lefties are just obsessed…period.

Throw them a bone to keep them occupied for a while.

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 10, 2024 8:13 pm

We have a Tuscon actually Dot. Damn good piece of kit but wouldn’t take it on the Birdsville track. No grand Vitara is discontinued.

Rosie
Rosie
March 10, 2024 8:16 pm

I agree with Greer re trans men wanting the veneer of feminity without the reality.
Said the same to colleagues in the mid 90s, when Mr bald with beer gut first started swishing the Fletcher Jones skirts at my former place of employment.
Her railing against feminity though, it might not have suited her personally but it did and does for many women.
Eg hair removal or has been around for millennia, for men and women Romans went for beards or unshaven males in cycles, Mohamed banned plucking so muslims went for threading. Not surprisingly the more skin started being revealed in the 1920 ‘s the more women shaved body hair.
Sometimes it isn’t men imposing Germaine.

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 10, 2024 8:19 pm

X trail has a CVT transmission which I don’t like.

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 10, 2024 8:21 pm

The Tuscon has an 8 speed torque converter auto which is good. So many jap cars have cvts now

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 10, 2024 8:22 pm

Daily Mail.

Alice Springs couple robbed at knifepoint in their own home by a gang who demanded money, cigarettes and alcohol

Elderly couple face group of knife-wielding men
They burst into their house before daylight

Roger
Roger
March 10, 2024 8:23 pm

it might have been Solzhenitsyn who said that the commies had executed more people in their first 6 or 12 months, than the Tsars had in the previous 150 years!

In the first week of the February revolution Maxim Gorky, himself a Leftist, observed that it would unleash “Asiatic levels of violence”.

Winston Smith
March 10, 2024 8:26 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Mar 10, 2024 7:23 PM

You don’t seem to be able to get a mid sized 4WD anymore
Ford aren’t making mid sized SUV’s for the Australian market.

RAM are eating the Nissan Patrol for breakfast.
Why?
They refuse to put a V8 6 liter donk in it and sell it at a reasonable price. You can’t pull Beryl and Jims 3 bedroom caravan with a 3 liter turbo without it shitting itself.

Rosie
Rosie
March 10, 2024 8:27 pm

If I lived in Broome or Alice Springs, I’d move.
To Melbourne.

Louis Litt
Louis Litt
March 10, 2024 8:28 pm

Rabz 10/3 @ 5:41
Allied power bullshit.
Woke philbiast

cohenite
March 10, 2024 8:29 pm

Indolent
Mar 10, 2024 7:21 PM
Booing is now a crime in New York.

OUTRAGEOUS: FDNY Firefighters Who Booed Tyrant AG Letitia James Ordered to Surrender or Risk Being Hunted Down — Will Face Punishment and Reeducation

Unfukingbelievable. You have to attack the left. Booing the bitch was pointless; the left are in power; they are dishonest, dishonourable scum. The non-left still thinks there are rules. The only rule is the left are in power. To deal with that you have to use power. These firies did not do that.

Winston Smith
March 10, 2024 8:32 pm

A federal judge has upheld the Biden administration’s parole program that would allow 30,000 people from four countries to enter the United States each month.
U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton ruled the plaintiffs—a coalition of 21 states—“have not proven that Texas has suffered an injury” due to the program and therefore lacked standing to maintain this lawsuit.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 10, 2024 8:33 pm

If I lived in Broome or Alice Springs, I’d move.
To Melbourne.

Broome, twenty five years ago, was quite a pleasant place to live.

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2024 8:37 pm

The man, the legend weighs in.

Scotty Kilmer

Here’s Why Rams are the Biggest POS Vehicles Ever Made

Louis Litt
Louis Litt
March 10, 2024 8:37 pm

Rabz 10/5 @ 5:54
Wearing socks up to your knees is a sign of krautness
Everyone wants to be one

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 10, 2024 8:38 pm

Winston you can get a Patrol with a 300 kw 5.6 v8 in it.

Dot
Dot
March 10, 2024 8:38 pm

I was saying Boo-urns!

Muddy
Muddy
March 10, 2024 8:44 pm

The ‘Gender Pay Gap’ Is a Myth That Won’t Go Away – Wall Street Journal.

Extracts:

More than a quarter of the reported pay gap for [U.S.] full-time workers is attributable solely to men working an average of two hours more a week than women. For those working less than 35 hours a week, women’s earnings are, on average, 105% of men’s pay.

The Census Bureau treats elementary and secondary teachers in a way that further distorts the wage comparison. On average teachers work only 38 weeks a year, but in its calculations, the Census Bureau pretends they work 52 weeks. This not only moves them into the year-round category with only about three-fourths of a year of work, but also reduces their average weekly earnings because their annual pay is divided by 52 rather than 38. Nearly three-fourths of elementary and secondary teachers are women.

Men are … also more likely than women to take jobs with physical risk, such as construction, whose pay is higher owing to the risk premium. Men die on the job at 12 times the rate of women and suffer 50% more injuries at work than women do.

The claim that the gap reflects discrimination assumes that employers would pass up the chance to hire a woman at 84% of what they pay a man with the same training, skills and experience to do the same job.

My new job did the whole ‘International Women’s Day’ thing this past week – complete with tea and muffins (How 1950s is that?) – which I thought was anachronistic.

The myth won’t go away because it is a useful tool to socially engineer (control).

Winston Smith
March 10, 2024 8:46 pm

GreyRanga
Mar 10, 2024 8:38 PM

Winston you can get a Patrol with a 300 kw 5.6 v8 in it.

Where?

Winston Smith
March 10, 2024 8:51 pm

I just checked, Grey Ranga.
Petrol only.
My fuel stock is >1000l of diesel.
nope.

shatterzzz
March 10, 2024 8:56 pm

Qatar is threatening to expel Hamas leadership from Doha if they don’t reach a hostage deal.

Erdogan has already offered to take them in ..

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
March 10, 2024 9:08 pm

We’ve got a diesel Tucson.
It’s sure footed and does the job well enough.
I hate the push button shifter and the back hatch has problems with noise and the gas struts falling apart.
The angles on the panels hold dirt and the lights are a bad joke.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
March 10, 2024 9:16 pm

GreyRanga
Mar 10, 2024 8:38 PM
Winston you can get a Patrol with a 300 kw 5.6 v8 in it.

What is this kw sh*t? It’s horsepower and mph. Period ( :

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 10, 2024 9:17 pm

Erdogan has already offered to take them in

Perhaps if Bad Penny asks nicely he’ll take in that Lakemba guy too…?

I’d prefer him being airdropped by the RAAF into Yemen, but that’s just me. Maybe his whole congregation also. They can all chew lots of qat together.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 10, 2024 9:21 pm

Erdogan has already offered to take them in ..

Rather a bitter commentnexpressed several years ago, that Mustapha Kemal Ataturk had set the foundations of Turkey as a modern, democratic and secular State, and Erdogan was undoing all the good work Ataturk and his successors had done.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 10, 2024 9:27 pm

From the Oz. Any of the bush lawyers on the Cat care to comment?

Judge’s email could be the biggest clue to Bruce Lehrmann defamation verdict

By stephen rice
NSW Editor
8:39PM March 10, 2024

Has Justice Michael Lee dropped the biggest clue about where his mind is at in Bruce Lehrmann’s mammoth defamation case against Network Ten and Lisa Wilkinson?

As Lee’s self-imposed deadline for a verdict looms later this month, or early next, it’s the topic currently occupying the minds of some of the country’s highest ­profile lawyers.

Three weeks ago Justice Lee emailed all parties to the case ­asking a very specific question.

What happens if he decides that Ten and/or Wilkinson’s defences have failed, but that no damages – or only nominal ­damages – should be awarded to ­Lehrmann?

If that was his verdict, Lee ­inquired, how should he approach the issue of aggravated damages? Aggravated damages are awarded to a plaintiff who has suffered ­increased distress as a result of the manner in which a defendant has behaved when committing the wrong or thereafter.

Trying to read the tea leaves in any defamation case is fraught, and perhaps more so in the case of Lee, who has been openly sceptical during the hearing about the evidence of both Lehrmann and Brittany Higgins, the two central witnesses in the case.

“It is clear that there are significant credit issues in relation to the two principal witnesses … certainly Mr Lehrmann and Ms Higgins,” he observed at one point. “Various parts of each witness’s evidence simply can’t be accepted.”

So Lee’s final decision may not be a black-and-white, winner-takes-all finding for one side.

And in any case, there are now very clearly three sides to this case, with Wilkinson pointing to evidence from her cross-claim against Ten for legal costs that she says lessens – or voids – her culpability in the network’s allegations and conduct towards Lehrmann.

If Lee finds himself unable to conclude, on the balance of ­probabilities, that Lehrmann raped Higgins on a couch in ­Parliament House, he will then have to decide whether the reporting and subsequent actions of Ten and Wilkinson were reasonable in the circumstances.

If he finds that either Ten or Wilkinson acted unreasonably, he may give judgment to Lehrmann.

But should Lee award him any damages – especially if he believes Lehrmann was lying in the ­witness box?

Lee raised the issue of aggravated damages after evidence in Wilkinson’s cross-claim revealed she was acting on Ten’s legal advice when she gave her infamous Logies speech. Not only had Ten failed to make that advice public, it had ­refused to waive legal privilege earlier in the defamation case, so Lee couldn’t see it either.

In his judgment in favour of Wilkinson, Lee noted he was “in the unusual situation of having some insight into how the sausage has been made”. He didn’t seem pleased about what he’d seen.

If Lehrmann won the case but Lee decided to give him nothing (or only nominal or “contemptuous” damages) what should he do if he nevertheless reached the conclusion that the conduct of Ten or Wilkinson “was sufficiently improper to amount to an ­aggravating circumstance”?

Lee’s question is not necessarily a pointer to the way he will decide the case. Defamation trial judges often give an indication as to how they would have ­approached damages in the event that the plaintiff was successful.

The judge might find against Lehrmann but still indicate what damages he would have awarded, so that, if his judgment is set aside on appeal, that issue does not have to be re-litigated.

The careful Lee may simply be covering all his bases. Some lawyers, however, think the evidence revealed in Wilkinson’s successful cross-claim against Ten wasn’t just helpful for the star’s bank balance.

They think it may have ­reshaped one fundamental issue in the larger defamation case about whether the network acted reasonably towards Lehrmann.

Would Lee be diving this deep into the weeds if he was simply planning to find on the balance of probabilities for Network Ten and Wilkinson?

“I don’t think he’d be so interested in getting that nailed down if he didn’t intend to get to damages at all,” says one lawyer.

“Aggravated damages are a super, over-the-top damages that you get on top of other damages and there’s much less imperative to talk about them in these circumstances,” suggests another lawyer. “Raising the question of aggravated damages seems inconsistent with a finding that Ten acted reasonably.”

Wilkinson’s legal team, led by Sue Chrysanthou SC, claims the new evidence shows its client acted reasonably even if Ten didn’t.

In her final submissions, Chrysanthou argued that, because it was now clear Wilkinson had ­relied on Ten’s legal advice on all aspects of the case, it “could hardly be described as reckless or improper”.

She said it was also clear that Ten’s senior lawyer, Tasha Smithies, “strongly held the view, as ­reflected in her advice to Ms Wilkinson, that Ms Wilkinson should give the (Logies) speech in the terms she spoke” – a claim Ten strenuously rejected in its own submission.

Lehrmann’s lawyers aren’t letting Wilkinson off the hook just because she was acting on Ten’s legal advice. That would “lessen her personal culpability” on the question of aggravated damages, they conceded, but “her actions remain ill-advised, reckless and prejudicial to (Lehrmann’s) right to a fair trial.”

Lee told the parties last month he “had not been idle” since Christmas, and had planned to deliver his decision this month. After the startling evidence from Wilkinson’s cross-claim, that verdict may be delayed until early April.

Whatever his final decision, it’s unlikely any of the parties will emerge from it completely unscathed. And highly unlikely the fastidious Lee will have left any room for a successful appeal.

miltonf
miltonf
March 10, 2024 9:33 pm

It’s an odd society-economy that makes malicious parasites like Wilkinson millionaires.

Muddy
Muddy
March 10, 2024 10:30 pm

It’s a decaying society, Milton.
It is no longer bread and circuses for the masses, but simply circuses. The media are no more than a modern iteration of freak show proprietors. ‘Come and see our bearded lady…!’

Top Ender
Top Ender
March 10, 2024 10:35 pm

Just got back from a concert in Canberra – the ACT orchestra and the Hoodoo Gurus.

Not only did we get a welcome to country, but also were told four times to be careful walking around in the dark, and be careful crossing the streets on the way out.

It’a bubble all right.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 10, 2024 10:48 pm

The Prime Minister praised Dr O’Donoghue for her “unceasing work” to better the lives of First Nations peoples.

“Her remarkable power was one built on an abiding faith in the possibility of a more united Australia,” he said.

“This was a faith she embodied with her efforts to bring about meaningful and lasting reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia.

“A faith underpinned by her unceasing work to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

“Yet consider the stony ground in which this faith somehow took root.

“Starting with a childhood that saw her separated from her family, her language and her own name, Dr O’Donoghue endured discrimination that would have given her every reason to lose faith in her country, but she never did.

I know Dr Lowitja O’Donoghues funeral was two days ago, but does anyone want to tell that driveling idiot, Anthony Albanese, that it was her own father, who placed her, and her siblings, in the care of the missionaries?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 10, 2024 10:49 pm

Not only did we get a welcome to country,

That must have chuffed you to little green mint-balls – a welcome to country!

Rosie
Rosie
March 10, 2024 10:54 pm

Canberra is run by perennial school teachers.

Rosie
Rosie
March 10, 2024 10:57 pm

Is Lee suggesting costs, nominal damages but a chunk of aggravated damages because of Ten’s refusal to release their legal advice?

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
March 10, 2024 11:47 pm
Salvatore, Iron Publican
March 11, 2024 12:13 am

Rosie Mar 10, 2024 10:57 PM
Is Lee suggesting costs, nominal damages but a chunk of aggravated damages because of Ten’s refusal to release their legal advice?

That would be the funniest most knee-slapping outcome I can think of. 😀

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 11, 2024 2:50 am

Rosie
Mar 10, 2024 10:54 PM
Canberra is run by perennial school teachers.

That’s harsher than “a Nation of shopkeepers”.
The most horrifying thing they can witness when they venture beyond the borders of Canberra Shire Council is a restaurant sign saying “no split bills”.

Morsie
Morsie
March 11, 2024 1:14 pm

Lehman trial could be reminiscent of an action Liberace brought in the Uk.He was successful and was awarded 1 penny in damages.
Given the firepower on both sides , an award of costs could be almost as damaging as damages in this case.

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
March 12, 2024 12:04 am

Has any one seen the crescent Moon? If so I can get those scrumptious Lebo delicacies from my Local Rag Head Patisserie… you know the round ones with the squishy white middles?

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
March 12, 2024 12:20 am

Old Mate Uber driver took me Home and during the course of conversation ..Islam informs all people who look to the Almighty … we all have the same yearning for Peace but we all have different Prophets …and to make my journey the more pleasant he put on Readings from the Koran …

And I said to Him and He said to me …

Peace Brother …

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
March 12, 2024 12:21 am

And He didnt even behead me a little bit …

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
March 12, 2024 12:45 am

All Men are beholden to the same Almighty ? I. E. all Islam … and the Koran rightly says it is a blasphemy for Man to know the Mind of Almighty ? In which case if I am a Catholic ( problems) but am striving for Redemption ? Were we to conjecture that I am right and you are wrong … wouldnt such a petty squabble be an affront to Allah?

A waste of our time and a diversion?

John H.
John H.
March 12, 2024 2:50 am

Mark Bolton
Mar 12, 2024 12:45 AM
All Men are beholden to the same Almighty ?

The Almighty should be beholden to his creation. He made it, he should fix it. Why should we be responsible for his bad planning? At least we can take comfort in the knowledge that even the Almighty can’t properly plan a project.

JC
JC
March 16, 2024 2:09 pm

If the GOP can get a decent handle on the cheating, Trump will win big time.

https://thefederalist.com/2024/03/15/2024-is-shaping-up-to-be-the-we-were-right-about-everything-election/

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