Open Thread – Wed 20 March 2024


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Dot
Dot
March 22, 2024 10:57 am

What the fat black bitch is doing is more than Trump though:

MUST READ: Donald Trump’s Civil Cases In New York Are About Much More Than Him – And If Allowed To Stand, Will Be The Death Knell For Capitalism, Property Rights, And The Rule Of Law | The Gateway Pundit | by Paul Ingrassia

cohenite

Have you seen how the NYCPD arrested the chick for kicking out squatters, they were absolute thugs and ingenuine, and then there is that hate-filled racist Mexican pig* rambling about stealing American’s homes, he deserves a sledgehammer to the noggin or a 12 gauge blast in the guts.

*He’s white, don’t get too excited.

Roger
Roger
March 22, 2024 10:57 am

It goes to show how stupid Aussies are when the best they’ve ever been voting for a rabble like the Lying Labor Liars.

68% of voters didn’t give Labor their first preference.

Absent compulsory voting, Labor’s appeal would be limited to rusted on union members.

Dot
Dot
March 22, 2024 10:59 am

…and another thing.

Movie critics are such spineless cocksuckers.

There have been a lot of “new” reviews of Bonfire of the Vanities since 2020. They all hate it because it mocks the race-baiting and hustling that epitomises Jesse Jackson and mostly peaceful BLM riots and murders.

Dot
Dot
March 22, 2024 11:03 am

NSW Parliament passed that absurd “anti-gay* conversion therapy” Bill last night.

I think gay conversion therapy is pretty silly, but it shouldn’t be banned.

*Trans

Here’s the thing. Uniparty politicians won’t stop pushing trans stuff until we target their children and grandchildren for gender-affirming surgery.

It’s the only way. Make them care about the issue? Their line dies, due to their own stupidity?

It might be evil to play God, but if it’s the only way to get the ruling class’s attention so they stop playing God on a grander scale?

Mea culpa, mea culpa maxima.

cohenite
March 22, 2024 11:08 am

cohenite
Have you seen how the NYCPD arrested the chick for kicking out squatters, 

Squatters Flee After Being Confronted by Pair of Vigilantes at Queens, NY House Where Homeowner Was Arrested | The Gateway Pundit | by Cristina Laila

I wonder how long the vigilantes last before being locked up with the Jan6 Insurrectionists.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 22, 2024 11:09 am

“MacArthur Reconsidered” by James Ellman makes interesting reading. The final conclusion the author draws is that the United States does not need another MacArthur. One General Douglas MacArthur was more then enough….

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 22, 2024 11:13 am

Caleb Bond, who does good stuff at Sky News, has one in the gutter press today.

Huge Target change could transform Australian shopping (News.com.au, 22 Mar)

Overseas retailers are waking up to the folly of self-service check-outs.

Target in the US has now restricted self-service to people with 10 items or fewer in an effort to speed up queues and – hold on to your hat – they’re bringing back more manned check-outs to compensate.

So why don’t Australian retailers wake up and do the same?

The big supermarkets are suffering enough grief at the moment with accusations of price gouging and ripping off farmers. Winding back self-service and bringing back real check-outs would be an easy win.

They have been a frustrating, failed experiment. No doubt supermarkets would claim that self-service is popular and its use has soared – but that is only because all the real check-outs have been ripped out and customers have been left with little choice.

I hate the wretched things. They’re slow, have annoying voices, encourage theft and dishonesty, and strip jobs from people who need them – older checkout chicks.

Seems I’m not alone, since the story has a webpoll:

Do you wish supermarkets would have less self-service checkouts?

Yes, they need to be gone! 82 %

No, I think they’re great 18 %

3447 votes

I went into an Aussie Target the other day and found a pair of shoes that was worth buying. Arrived at the checkouts. Every single checkout was a robot. So I turned around, put the shoes back, and walked out.

Dot
Dot
March 22, 2024 11:19 am

There’s nothing I love more than Woolworths and Coles hectoring me about gays, indigenous whales, land rights and Captain Cook committing genocide – so I absolutely adored their COVID preaching and misanthropic perspex barriers, but the use of face recording technology on their automated checkouts which could never be misused – well that just takes the cake and has stolen my heart.

It is the best shopping experience I could imagine. God bless their CEOs who have the common touch and our interests on their mind.

cohenite
March 22, 2024 11:20 am

Attainder

I really can’t see it dot. The 8th amendment and misapplication of the base charge, 63:12, plus judicial error in pronouncing guilt without a trial are the immediate basis of any appeal. I also don’t understand why Trump has to pay the fine before he can appeal the paying of the fine. This was part of the bony bastard’s judgment not part of any legislation. I would be applying for an immediate stay of the Judgment.

Zafiro
Zafiro
March 22, 2024 11:22 am

Overseas retailers are waking up to the folly of self-service check-outs.

I don’t mind the conveyer belt self serves that some supermarkets have now. The other kind are a pain, always SNAFU and having to get an attendant to re-set the thing etc.

I’m just doing ALDI and the local IGA now. The Duopoly can GFIS.

Zafiro
Zafiro
March 22, 2024 11:22 am

Testes

JC
JC
March 22, 2024 11:24 am

I also don’t understand why Trump has to pay the fine before he can appeal the paying of the fine.

Apparently, it’s NY law. If you raise an appeal and money is involved you have to front up with the cashola. The fat, ugly bitch is really trying to ruin him. I bet though she ends up on her back like her sister in Georgia. She behaves like a crook and there must be something in her past that the Republicans will eventually dig up.

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Dot
Dot
March 22, 2024 11:26 am

Real estate porn.

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/32-Deer-Run-Rd-Wilton-CT-06897/57421438_zpid/

introducing an artful masterpiece of Mid-Century Modern architecture at 32 Deer Run Road, designed by acclaimed architect Allan J. Gelbin—a protege of Frank Lloyd Wright.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 22, 2024 11:27 am

Poor old Michael Ramirez — again.

Trump caused a few Lefty head explosions the first time round. Another win might finish them off. Bat soup can’t save them this time.

Dot
Dot
March 22, 2024 11:28 am

cohenite

You’re right – but there is an actual concerted effort to ruin his entire family through lawfare without due process that should be considered.

Letitia James (at least) should be prosecuted for violating their civil rights.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 22, 2024 11:32 am

More reasons never to fly Qantas.

Qantas passenger complains about meal that critics say looks like ‘prison food’ (21 Mar)

A Qantas spokeswoman said the airline was “incredibly disappointed” with how the meal was presented.

“We pride ourselves on delivering enjoyable dining experiences and this falls well short of our high standards,” she said.

Here’s the photo the passenger took.

The thing I’m most amused by, apart from the ridiculously bad food, is the wooden cutlery and the rather wonky rectangular paper box thingie the food has somehow been extruded wetly into. If you fly, choose an airline that hasn’t caught the green virtue signalling disease, and has real dining utensils.

JC
JC
March 22, 2024 11:33 am

Engoron is a very punchable face.

Engoron has been married three times[2][15] and has four children.

Lysander
Lysander
March 22, 2024 11:37 am

If Back to the Future Part IV, Michael J Fox goes back to 2019 to hoard boxes of plastic straws, knives and forks.

BBQs have never been the same since then.

Crossie
Crossie
March 22, 2024 11:44 am

Just saw on Fox News some transgender testifying before some committee. He was painted and dressed all in sparkly blue with some sort of blonde French 18th century looking wig. He looked very much like a macaw and should be returned to his home in the Amazon jungle.

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
March 22, 2024 11:53 am

ridiculously bad food, is the wooden cutlery and the rather wonky rectangular paper box thingie

Bamboo does not help tastewise. I dream of greenies having to undergo the catheter experience, I’d give them a choice of glass or bamboo to replace plastic.

Lysander
Lysander
March 22, 2024 11:55 am

Why is my comment awaiting approval?

I like the look of the new site but it’s giving me the sh!ts.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 22, 2024 12:05 pm

Roger this is what you get when you don’t know where your preferences go.just about all the micro parties go to the Liars or the Greenfilth.

Steve Trickler
Steve Trickler
March 22, 2024 12:05 pm

Effin disgrace.

—-

Mark Dice:

They’re Coming To a Neighborhood Near You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHC18HyhvCA

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 22, 2024 12:07 pm

QANTAS has been extruding moistly on customers for years.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 22, 2024 12:13 pm

Dot, thats one prawn site I can relate to. Rather nice. Can afford the house but not the medical insurance to live there. I suppose I could cross the Mexican border though.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 22, 2024 12:15 pm

Greta is too white.

UN secretary-general youth climate adviser calls for Whites to be stripped of power in ‘revolutionary fights.’ (21 Mar)

The United Nations’ Secretary-General António Guterres personally selected Pakistani-American Ayisha Siddiqa as one of his advisers to help “accelerat[e] the implementation of his climate action agenda,” a 2023 UN announcement stated. Siddiqa was a Time Woman of the Year in 2023 who has co-founded two youth climate activist organizations.

According to her social media posts, Siddiqa is more than an environmentalist. She unabashedly promotes radical leftist beliefs like abolishing the police, espousing socialist ideals, sharing Marxist-themed and anti-capitalist content while repeatedly denigrating White people.

These people keep on giving more and more proof that Blair’s Law is real.

Rabz the UN now, and bulldoze it into the East River. Then salt the earth where it infested the US for so long.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 22, 2024 12:23 pm

Knuckle Dragger
 March 22, 2024 8:08 am

Martin Armstrong, as linked to yesterday:
Republican Zionists Collaborating to Buy TikTok

Any thoughts, Rotten

It seems Crooked Wodney has nothing to say in defence of Crooked Marty.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 22, 2024 12:27 pm

Ordering airline food is something of an art.
Steer clear of things which sound fancy pants but aren’t amenable to re-heating.

Dot
Dot
March 22, 2024 12:31 pm

I’ve got nothing against two positions that seem in opposition for a US Congressman (or Australian MP) to have:

  1. Supporting Israel over other ME States.
  2. Noting that US (or Australian) interests trump Israel, etc.

That said if AUKUS doesn’t work out…buying some Israeli tech could be particularly advantageous.

There’s merit in the “Zionist” and “anti-Zionist” positions. You have to keep your cool and not get over-emotional about this.

Roger
Roger
March 22, 2024 12:36 pm

UN secretary-general youth climate adviser calls for Whites to be stripped of power in ‘revolutionary fights.’ (21 Mar)

Well, we’ve come a long way since MLK Jr.

She might be surprised to learn that for a long time Pakistani immigrants to the US were classified as white and were quite happy about it.

In fact, if her ancestors migrated before 1965 they were only permitted to do so because they were “white.”

In which case…better check your privilege, white girl.

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m0nty
m0nty
March 22, 2024 12:43 pm

Get a USSC injunction; challenge the ruling as being without due process, the penalty phase is equivalent to attainder, get James and Energon Cube disbarred/ethics hearing out of real work and sue NY and James personally; personally prosecute James and Energon Cube for fraud.

Appeal the E Jean Carroll fantasy, get her to pay, then try her privately for perjury.

Great plan Dot, I am sure that is what Alina Habba will be telling Trump right now. That is guaranteed to work with no problem.

After mastering economics and law already, perhaps next you should devise a faster-than-light space rocket engine.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 22, 2024 12:54 pm

mUnturd

After mastering economics and law already, perhaps next you should devise a faster-than-light space rocket engine.

Rich, coming from someone who failed Economics 1, but managed to pass J’ism.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 22, 2024 12:56 pm

Roger
 March 22, 2024 12:36 pm

UN secretary-general youth climate adviser calls for Whites to be stripped of power in ‘revolutionary fights.’ (21 Mar)

Well, we’ve come a long way since MLK Jr.

I was just thinking about him last night.
He would be absolutely affronted at the thought that a black person would need anything more than equality of opportunity to succeed.
I am sure he would view affirmative action “thumbs on the scales” as some sort of acknowledgement that blacks are inherently inferior and require an additional leg-up to succeed.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 22, 2024 1:04 pm

Chef Albo can’t cook.

Labor will not select a candidate in Cook by-election (Sky News, 22 Mar)

In a statement exclusive to Sky News Australia, the Labor Party referenced “extensive consultations” at both a federal and state level have led them to decide against running a candidate.

I suspect the ‘extensive consultations’ were rewatchings of the Sir Robin and Black Knight scenes in Holy Grail.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 22, 2024 1:05 pm

More great Ann Barnhardt memes:
https://www.barnhardt.biz/2024/03/21/norovirus-mid-week-meme-drop/

I particularly like DIE – Didn’t Earn It

Lysander
Lysander
March 22, 2024 1:14 pm

Dover,
does this mean as a “first time” poster I am now free to post without awaiting moderation???….

Testing testing testes, one two three…

Kneel
Kneel
March 22, 2024 1:20 pm

M0nty: “let Tish confiscate multiple properties”

Gee M0nty, did you ever wonder “And then what?”

Even you would have to admit that when the supposed victims not only say “we were never fooled and we always do our own due dilligence” but also “We’d be happy to do such lucrative business with Mr Trump again”, it’s hard to justify such a ludicrously large penalty, and even more ridiculous to suggest that anyone should need to stump up $0.5 Billion just to appeal such a ruling.

Trump appeals to SCOTUS, citing that he received a summary judgement and therefore was denied due process, and/or the punishment is excessive and/or who knows what else.

If Trump wins such an appeal after NY has confiscated his properties, how much is just compensation for his loss of property, reputation and so on, and how much as a penalty to NY State for egregious prosecution? Could easily top $1 billion, and I would suspect should be even greater, given the great misuse of power from a public official (assuming Trump wins an appeal, don’t forget).

If Trump loses, how many will leave NY forever? Already, the number is cited as “50% in the next 5 years”, how much will that accelerate if every single property developer flees the state, leaving not just empty office space that can’t be filled, but also can’t be repurposed into housing?
What happens when the $370/day required to house and feed illegal immigrants due to NY’s crazy “right to shelter” law applies to 1 million plus – and there are no more rich people to tax?

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 22, 2024 1:21 pm

Poor old Michael Ramirez — again.

Ramirez is a big like a Bolta with a pen. Big broad issues he can see clearly enough, but he is mortified, begging for the smelling salts, at the sight of the dented and tarnished armour that proves a knight able to slay a dragon.

Reach out to shake his hand and you will see a palm with the pink pits and white whelts of someone clutching pearls even as they uncontrollably empty their bladder.

Top Ender
Top Ender
March 22, 2024 1:30 pm

So if the top cop was going to do this, why didn’t she do it weeks ago?

The off-duty police officer accused of killing two men has been sacked from the NSW Police Force.

Beau Lamarre-Condon has been charged with two counts of murder over the death of TV presenter Jesse Baird and his partner Luke Davies in February.

In a statement released on Friday morning NSW Police said Lamarre-Condon, a senior constable, had been removed by NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb under section 181D of the Police Act 1990.

“The Commissioner has the ability to remove officers if she has lost confidence in their suitability to continue as a police officer,” the statement said.

will
will
March 22, 2024 1:33 pm
Tom
Tom
March 22, 2024 1:44 pm

So if the top cop was going to do this, why didn’t she do it weeks ago?

Because the commissioner was a diversity hire and knows she would never have got the job on merit.

Therefore, the key to her staying in the job is surrounding herself with advisers and lawyers and procedures to ensure she can’t be sacked without months or years of legal warfare.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 22, 2024 1:53 pm

From the Oz:-

Convicted baby killer Keli Lane has failed in her parole bid after spending more than 13 years behind bars for the murder of her daughter Tegan.

Disappointing news for her ABC cheer squad who tried to spring her five years ago with an assurance that “startling new evidence” was imminent.
Still waiting.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 22, 2024 2:01 pm

One for Dot.

Future nuclear power reactors could rely on molten salts—but what about corrosion? (TechXplore, 21 Mar)

For decades, researchers have been working on designs for both fission and fusion nuclear reactors using molten salts as fuels or coolants. While those designs promise significant safety and performance advantages, there’s a catch: Molten salt and the impurities within it often corrode metals, ultimately causing them to crack, weaken, and fail.

Short and Weiyue Zhou Ph.D. ’21, a postdoc in the PSFC, has been investigating that question for eight years. Their recent experimental findings show that certain alloys will corrode more slowly when they’re irradiated—and identifying them among all the available commercial alloys can be straightforward.

They added europium fluoride to accelerate corrosion in their experimental set up, which is noteworthy since 155Eu is a fission product. So with MSTRs you have to safeguard against both the thorium and the fission products – both nuclear behaviour and chemistry. So it gets complicated.

Even though this is an excellent finding I still think corrosion is going to kill the idea. Which will be unfortunate since fuel-element thorium designs would be the way to go, but if MSTR’s give thorium a bad name it’ll be very hard to overcome resistance from the usual suspects.

Roger
Roger
March 22, 2024 2:03 pm

Australia’s Uniparty has granted Indian educational qualifications Australian equivalence status.

cohenite
March 22, 2024 2:06 pm

Dickless is cock a hoop; which is the only way he can have a cock.

What is happening to Trump is not about Trump but about everyone, even dickless lefties, because even though they think they’re in with the elites they’ll be fed to the crocs like everyone else.

Figures
Figures
March 22, 2024 2:11 pm

Gee M0nty, did you ever wonder “And then what?”

Even you would have to admit that when the supposed victims not only say

Has Monty ever given you the impression he can think further than a day ahead?

If given the chance to hurt a right winger he will support it. Any idea of precedent, blowback, unintended consequences etc mean nothing to any leftist.

And in Monty’s defence, why should it? You can virtually guarantee that if Trump wins power half of the Republicans in congress will revert to their default simp nature and say “forgive and forget” “let’s not stoop to their level”, “we have more important things to do” etc.

Top Ender
Top Ender
March 22, 2024 2:13 pm

In education news….

?School principals under attack from violent students and angry parents
By NATASHA BITA
EDUCATION EDITOR

Violent students and bullying parents physically attacked half of the country’s school principals last year, forcing schools to hire security guards, according to the results of a shocking new survey.

The escalating violence is ­revealed in the world’s longest-running survey of school leaders, which found 56 per cent of the 2300 Australian principals surveyed are now so stressed they want to quit their job.

Australian Primary Principals’ Association president Angela Falkenberg on Thursday revealed a parent had threatened her with a gun, while another pulled out a knife, after they became angry that she had been “telling off their child’’.

“People have been pushed, shoved, hit and kicked,’’ she said.

“I know a female teacher who had her front tooth knocked out by an angry male parent.

“I had a gun pulled on me in the Northern Territory in the 1980s – it scared the heck out of me but I was told to toughen up.

“In another meeting, a parent pulled out a knife and said ‘I’m just putting it here (on the desk) just in case.’

“I had a child who brought dope to school to give to a friendship group, but when the parents came in they were angry with me because they wanted their stash back.’’

Ms Falkenberg, who is now based in South Australia, said more schools were hiring security guards to protect students and staff, and some principals had taken out AVOs (apprehended violence orders) to keep menacing parents at bay.

She said that when principals meet parents in an office or classroom, “we position ourselves by the doors in case we have to get out in a hurry’’.

“It can be drug-related, it can be mental health,’’ she said of parents’ bad behaviour. “I’ve called the police many times – sometimes the police don’t even turn up, so principals have to go to a police station to report it.

“Some schools have security guards, and many have security fences so the way in and out of school is restricted.’’

The Australian Catholic University survey found 48 per cent of principals and deputy principals reported physical violence last year – up from 27 per cent a decade ago.

The ACU’s Institute for Positive Psychology and Education polled 2300 principals, deputy principals and assistant principals for its annual Australian Principal Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Survey.

Half the principals reported physical assault – 96 per cent at the hands of students, and 20 per cent from parents.

“Physical violence has increased 76.5 per cent since the survey’s inception in 2011,’’ the ACU report states.

One principal told the ACU team “I have been injured by students trying to protect others’’.

Another said that “assaults on me and my staff by students with disabilities, and by adult trespassers and teen trespassers, have greatly increased this year’’.

Australian Secondary Principals’ Association president Andy Mison said that he had been “thumped and grabbed and had a shirt pulled’’.

“Sometimes quite large aggressive dads come in swearing and threatening somebody and the school needs to go into lockdown,’’ he said.

“Most kids and parents are amazing but there’s a small group of parents who think it’s OK to come in, all guns blazing, and take out their rage and frustration in the school.”

Mr Mison said the survey showed principals were suffering unusually high rates of burnout and stress, and called on governments to cut administrative workloads, hire more teachers and fund schools to teach children with mental health problems.

ACU researcher Paul Kidson called on education ministers to take action at their next ministerial meeting. “More than 1250 principals told us they would ­seriously consider leaving their current job,’’ he said.

Dr Kidson directed the blame at “helicopter parents’’ for intervening every time a teacher reprimands a student.

Oz

cohenite
March 22, 2024 2:14 pm

Even though this is an excellent finding I still think corrosion is going to kill the idea.

Molten salts or lead as a coolant have many advantages, actually increasing the efficiency of the fission process thus increasing fuel stocks.

Corrosion is a problem with salts but utilising the fission process itself mitigates the issue. That is directing part of the radiation to the metals in the reactor reduces markedly corrosive process.

rosie
rosie
March 22, 2024 2:17 pm

“Al Jazeera has acquired leaked IDF drone footage showing the IDF killing 4 unarmed Palestinians in Khan Yunis using drone strikes. The footage clearly shows to terrorize and instill fear in Palestinians, as a means to coerce them into leaving Gaza permanently.”
These guys can’t get their propaganda lined up. It was footage leaked by the IDF, it was an IDF drone shot down by Hamas, they were hastening to their homes but most of all, like everyone in Gaza, they were innocent civilians. Don’t even know for sureif they were killed by the IDF or it was friendly fire.

Figures
Figures
March 22, 2024 2:17 pm

JC

Yes, Dot. I know of two very wealthy people who died of COVID. 

No. You don’t. If someone said “I witnessed my kid develop autism symptoms the day after their 12 month shots you would say “correlation isn’t causation. Hah!”

But if someone says “I’m sick and I did a test and the test showed that I might have caught the “virus” at some point in the past” you take that as definitive proof of causation.

Please stop talking epidemiology. You have absolutely no clue.

Causation is shown by challenge, dechallenge, rechallenge. There are many such events involving vaccines and injury – ergo, vaccines cause injury (including autism).

There are no CDR events involving viruses. None. Ever. Therefore, there is no valid evidence that viruses cause injury or death.

Top Ender
Top Ender
March 22, 2024 2:26 pm

Regarding the sacking of Soy Boy Mad Cop, presumably up until now he’s been on the payroll?

rosie
rosie
March 22, 2024 2:31 pm

“More likely a roadside IED went off and triggered a second one off to the side and a hamas drone. The drone was supposedly “shoot down”, they would definitely be showing the drone remains in their coverage as proof it was Israeli if their claim were true.”
Just one of many comments pointing out the obvious flaws. If you shot down an IDF drone, you’d make sure there was a money shot.
Far more likely these people were killed by something hamas left for the IDF to walk over.
I’ve seen lots of footage of IDF shooting people with drones, they’re always clearly carrying weapons.

Top Ender
Top Ender
March 22, 2024 2:37 pm

And in more Mad Education News:

Students with ADHD, autism receive compensation payouts for discrimination

EXCLUSIVE
By NATASHA BITA
EDUCATION EDITOR

Schools have paid compensation to students suspended for misbehaviour after litigious parents took discrimination complaints to the Australian Human Rights Commission.

The AHRC fielded 111 complaints about schools breaching the Disability Discrimination Act last year, compared to 79 in 2022.

Several schools paid tens of thousands of dollars to students diagnosed with autism or ADHD who had been suspended or ­expelled for their behaviour.

One religious school paid $30,000 and apologised to a mother who alleged it did not take “reasonable steps’’ to help her son transition to high school.

The mother claimed the school failed to provide “reasonable ­adjustments’’ for her son’s learning, as he had ADHD and was on the autism spectrum. “She claimed this led to an escalation in behaviour by her son and alleged the school responded in a punitive way by suspending him on multiple occasions rather than appropriately accommodating his disability,’’ the AHRC says in a newly published summary of the case from 2022.

“The complainant also alleged the school treated her less favourably as a parent of a student with disability by not addressing her concerns and making her feel guilt and shame by discussing concerns raised by other parents about her son.’’

There are concerns the National Disability Insurance Scheme has failed a generation of children with mild… developmental delays. Child autism experts are warning the NDIS focuses too much on providing therapeutic services in clinical settings. They claim children are better supported through less intensive therapy approaches. These include environments such as More

A private school paid $25,000 to the mother of a six-year-old boy with autism, ADHD and developmental delay, who had been suspended. The mother alleged that the school had banned her son from the first week of kindergarten “because he may scare other children’’, and then limited his classroom attendance to three hours a day.

“The complainant also alleged that the school did not accommodate her son’s disability in the classroom, did not make allowances for her son’s disability when applying disciplinary policy and did not develop an individual plan for her son,’’ the AHRC case summary states.

“The (child) was ultimately suspended and the complainant removed him from the school.’’

The school denied unlawful discrimination but agreed to pay the mother $25,000, in return for her taking down “negative comment’’ she posted on social media.

A private high school paid $50,000 in compensation to a 15-year-old student with down syndrome, anxiety, a speech disorder, scoliosis, and sensory processing difficulties in 2019.

The school expelled the girl because of her “spitting behaviour’’, the AHRC summary states.

The girl’s psychologist had ­explained that “her disability manifested as a habit of spitting when frustrated, embarrassed or annoyed’’.

The girl complained to the AHRC that the school had failed to provide reasonable adjustments and that “her enrolment was ended after a number of occasions when she spat on teachers and students’’.

“The school confirmed it ended the complainant’s enrolment because of her spitting behaviour, which was considered to be deliberate and not a manifestation of her disability,’’ the AHRC states.

“The school said the behaviour was causing ongoing distress to teachers and other students.

A state education department paid $40,000 to a mother who alleged a principal had assaulted her 10-year-old son, who had anxiety and “processing speed difficulties’’. “The complainant alleged the school discriminated against her son on the ground of disability including by failing to develop a behaviour support plan,’’ the AHRC summary states.

Oz

Indolent
Indolent
March 22, 2024 2:47 pm
Indolent
Indolent
March 22, 2024 2:50 pm
rosie
rosie
March 22, 2024 2:59 pm
JC
JC
March 22, 2024 3:00 pm

Figures

March 22, 2024 2:17 pm

Figures, what medications do you believe actually work? List a few, both over the counter and prescription.

Diogenes
Diogenes
March 22, 2024 3:06 pm

So if the top cop was going to do this, why didn’t she do it weeks ago?

Maybe there is a process she needs to go through so the offender can’t come back with “you denied me due process” and ends up with a massive payout.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 22, 2024 3:07 pm

That was obviously meant to be DEI

Vicki
Vicki
March 22, 2024 3:07 pm

Lysander
 March 22, 2024 11:55 am
Why is my comment awaiting approval?
I like the look of the new site but it’s giving me the sh!ts.

Happened to me a few days ago. By the time it was approved, the topic was stale. Strange, because posts had been accepted before on this new format. Not sure if this is to be a regular “thing”.

rosie
rosie
March 22, 2024 3:13 pm

Sproul junior not quite the thing. My understanding is that Franco was an indifferent Catholic and Catholics were forced into Nationalist arms by the savagery of republicans. Not just religious such as nuns and priests were targeted but practising Catholics, especially if they were were involved in lay institutions like Catholic Action being hunted out and murdered.
Beevor dismissed the nuns being raped claims because there was no post war outcry, not understanding that the sisters would have just went quietly back into their convents.
https://twitter.com/AuronMacintyre/status/1770838892196864028?t=ZrgmHy-RZqT9naSdbFUqlQ&s=19

Kneel
Kneel
March 22, 2024 3:22 pm

The AHRC fielded 111 complaints about schools breaching the Disability Discrimination Act last year, compared to 79 in 2022.”

Can’t help wondering how many complaints about breaching the Human Right of bodily autonomy – which Australia signed up to under the UN – they got regarding the vaxes, yet they did nothing about that, despite the recent Queenthland ruling. Can you FOI the AHRC?

Figures
Figures
March 22, 2024 3:32 pm

Figures, what medications do you believe actually work? List a few, both over the counter and prescription.

Drugs that lower the level of something that causes problems for being too high (eg hypertension, uric acid) might make sense. Not giving any particular ones my endorsement, but I can see why they *might* work.

Analgesics are fine when used sparingly (ie on severe pain) but as pain is healing, suppressing pain slows healing. Their common (over) use is therefore bad.

Germs are ubiquitous, taking abx to kill a bunch of them is absurd – a dumb answer to the wrong question. These are unambiguously bad (like analgesics they can suppress symptoms but do it so harshly that any short term benefit is massively overwhelmed by the long term harm).

Chemo is lunacy and is also unambiguously bad. And they don’t even suppress symptoms – they introduce a whole bunch of new ones.

All vaccines are horrific. Like abx they are a dumb answer to the wrong question. Unlike abx there aren’t even proximal cause stories to indicate that they “work” in any fashion. Their “success” is entirely predicated on the most obviously hopeless statistics imaginable.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 22, 2024 3:34 pm

I’ve only ever benn stopped from commenting when it was my own fault after I managed to shorten my email address. My phone sends many comments off into the ether when fat fingers creep around the side of the phone and usually after a long thought out comment.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
March 22, 2024 3:36 pm

Oooh I notice a new three letter suppository- “WWS”.
Means wind, water, and solar.
Of course the “water” part means dispatchable hydroelectric, but don’t sweat the details when there’s nature gods to invoke.

Harlequin Decline
March 22, 2024 3:44 pm

At Coles earlier and I heard the latest Corporate Wankspeak over the PA system( no doubt from head orifice)-

Would all Department managers gather at register 2 for the Daily Rumble.

Kneel
Kneel
March 22, 2024 3:57 pm

“Would all Department managers gather at register 2 for the Daily Rumble.”

I s’pose it’s too much to ask that this involves watching a streaming service… Dan Bongino, or maybe Russel Brand

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 22, 2024 4:12 pm

JC
 March 22, 2024 3:00 pm

Figures

March 22, 2024 2:17 pm

Figures, what medications do you believe actually work? List a few, both over the counter and prescription.

I know a guy who just had his spleen removed quite urgently.
Among other things, the spleen provides a level of immune response to various diseases.
He has been advised to have a series of vaccinations for pneumococcus, meningococcus, influenza b and seasonal flu.
Which ones does Figures approve of?

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Pogria
Pogria
March 22, 2024 4:23 pm
m0nty
m0nty
March 22, 2024 4:51 pm

What is happening to Trump is not about Trump but about everyone

Nup, it’s just about crooks like Trump who make nine-figure sums in illegal profit from bank fraud.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 22, 2024 4:55 pm

BTW, I would agree that sometimes medications are used to treat what appears to be a condition, when in fact it is possibly a symptom of something else.
Two examples from within my circle:-
1. Sudden unexplained BP increase (as in, normal to 175/100 ish overnight). Medication increased to treat acute hypertension. Twelve months later massive tumour found in one kidney.
2. Again, sudden unexplained spike in blood sugars. Diabetes medication increased massively but didn’t quite fix it. Nek minnit, serious pancreatic issues surface.
Were the BP and blood sugar spikes portents of the other more sinister things?
Who knows?
But I think GPs use medication as the first tool in the armoury rather than asking why two relatively fit and healthy people with well controlled and mild chronic conditions suddenly present with off-the-charts symptoms.

JC
JC
March 22, 2024 5:03 pm

Nup, it’s just about crooks like Trump who make nine-figure sums in illegal profit from bank fraud.

Fatboy, the banks lent the money based on their own valuations of the properties and what Trump did is 100% no different that what every single developer does in NY, Again, they did not rely on any of Trump’s valuations.

The ugly obese black bint needs to be in jail. She actually campaigned on going after Trump when there was absolutely no evidence of a crime. That’s illegal except in places like to old Soviet Union. “Show me the man and I will show you the crime”.

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Roger
Roger
March 22, 2024 5:09 pm

But I think GPs use medication as the first tool in the armoury rather than asking why two relatively fit and healthy people with well controlled and mild chronic conditions suddenly present with off-the-charts symptoms.

A curious GP is worth their weight in gold

I suspect our increasingly socialised medical system actively works against such individuals.

Last edited 3 months ago by Roger
cohenite
March 22, 2024 5:14 pm

Dickless is back talking shit out of his mouth.

Steve Trickler
Steve Trickler
March 22, 2024 5:18 pm

Via Tony Heller:

Featuring some of the world’s leading scientists discussing the absurdity behind climate alarmism. I have a small role in the movie as well.

Climate The Movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55n-Zdv_Bwc

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 22, 2024 5:18 pm

A curious GP is worth their weight in gold

I suspect our increasingly socialised medical system actively works against such individuals.

Quite so.
As well as a GP who recognises they are out of their depth and bumps you on to the person most likely to make an accurate diagnosis.

m0nty
m0nty
March 22, 2024 5:19 pm

Trump has been convicted of bank fraud. His fine is based in part on the interest saved by underquoting the value of his properties, and part on the extra profits obtained by having the bonus cash on hand to do other deals. The second part is cheeky by Tish, no doubt, but when you’re dealing with Al Capone type figures like Trump you have to assume the whole operation is built around crime. Saves time that way.

Roger
Roger
March 22, 2024 5:22 pm

As well as a GP who recognises they are out of their depth and bumps you on to the person most likely to make an accurate diagnosis.

That’s their job.

But they need to be curious enough to order the appropriate test, the result of which then warrants a specialist referral, in the first instance.

Writing a script and saying “come back if it doesn’t improve” was the lazy way out in the cases you cite.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 22, 2024 5:35 pm

Roger at 5:22.
Exactly.
I had a GP who had an initial gut feel what a problem was, but wasn’t 100% sure, so shunted me down to the local ED with a referral letter.
Diagnosis within four hours, and not what he thought, even though his was a reasonable hypothesis which fitted the blood results.
He could have fired me off to a specialist who would have given a “nothing to see here” and it might have taken weeks or months to get it right.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 22, 2024 5:36 pm

m0nty

 March 22, 2024 4:51 pm

What is happening to Trump is not about Trump but about everyone

Nup, it’s just about crooks like Trump who make nine-figure sums in illegal profit from bank fraud.

How do you feel about crooks like Pelosi, who made millions tgrough illegal insider trading?

PS, how do you explain the various banks denying that they had been defrauded at all, let alone into the hundreds of millions?

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 22, 2024 5:40 pm

JC

 March 22, 2024 5:03 pm

Nup, it’s just about crooks like Trump who make nine-figure sums in illegal profit from bank fraud.

Fatboy, the banks lent the money based on their own valuations of the properties and what Trump did is 100% no different that what every single developer does in NY, Again, they did not rely on any of Trump’s valuations.

Doesn’t Fat Boy have one or two “investment”(ie, slumlord) properties? When he borrowed to finance them, did the banks accept his valuations? Were they accurate, or did he defraud the banks with his own valuations?

miltonf
miltonf
March 22, 2024 5:41 pm

How do you feel about crooks like Pelosi, who made millions through illegal insider trading?

That’s not in the demonrat talking points the fat creep pollutes this blog with. Certainly shows the moral exhaustion, stupidity, uselessness and plain nastiness of the modern left

Figures
Figures
March 22, 2024 5:58 pm

Monty

saved by underquoting the value of his properties

I thought he was convicted of overvaluing his properties now you’re saying he undervalued them!

Neither are actually real things – let alone crimes – but it’s interesting that you don’t really care what he did just as long as he is found guilty of something.

If Trump and the Republicans win in November will you be happy if they charge every Democrats with treason Monty? As long as there’s a conviction you’ll no doubt accept it if Pelosi and Schumer and James and Engoron and Willis are all thrown in jail. Rule of law and all that.

cohenite
March 22, 2024 6:00 pm

Trump has been convicted of bank fraud.

Bullshit dickless. 63:12 has nothing to do with banks. In any event the banks testified they had not been defrauded. This is a victimless crime with no quantifiable loss because the banks set their interest rate to Trump on their own recognizance of his assets and value as a borrower. Letitia and that weirdo judge are simply self declared political hacks; and you’re dickless vermin.

Last edited 3 months ago by cohenite
Indolent
Indolent
March 22, 2024 6:03 pm

Ben Shapiro and DeSantis Former Finance Chairs To Fundraise for Trump

Indolent
Indolent
March 22, 2024 6:04 pm
Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
March 22, 2024 6:07 pm
Winston Smith
Winston Smith
March 22, 2024 6:16 pm

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-03-22/fact-check-dick-smith-renewables-entire-country/103617364
The ABC fact checks that a country CAN run on renewables. They know – they asked a bloke from the RMIT Fact Check unit – Mark Diesendorf, an expert on sustainable energy and energy policy from the University of New South Wales, labelled Mr Smith’s assertions as “incorrect”.

Indolent
Indolent
March 22, 2024 6:21 pm
Indolent
Indolent
March 22, 2024 6:24 pm

Of course it is. It could hardly be anything else. It works within the parameters and beliefs of the people programing it.

AI Is Rigged

Indolent
Indolent
March 22, 2024 6:25 pm
Winston Smith
Winston Smith
March 22, 2024 6:27 pm

When you click on log-in it will take you to a page that incl. Register and Lost your password links underneath the username/ email and password entries. Sent with [Proton Mail](https://proton.me/) secure email.
No- it tells me my username and password are wrong. So I try to register. “My user name is in use”. “Choose another”. I still don’t get a link to change my password.
Forget it, DB. I can do without the grief.

Indolent
Indolent
March 22, 2024 6:29 pm
miltonf
miltonf
March 22, 2024 6:29 pm

I see nasty Barker boy Garret in the news again- saw the ugly face on some shitty magazine at the Truckstop this morning. Also an interview Leigh Sales (Sales said with a snarl). Just eff off.

miltonf
miltonf
March 22, 2024 6:30 pm

It goes to show how stupid Aussies are when the best they’ve ever been voting for a rabble like the Lying Labor Liars.
What a stupid thing to say

miltonf
miltonf
March 22, 2024 6:33 pm

It’s all for the cause, right? – Michael Smith News– Dick Tracey not happy. What horrible spoilt people.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 22, 2024 6:39 pm

Were the Great Escape prisoners ‘betrayed by their own side’?

  • By Jack Blackburn
  • The Times
  • 3:29PM March 22, 2024
  • 43 Comments

The Great Escape wasn’t so great in the end. Almost all the Allied participants in the breakout from a German prisoner-of-war camp were captured and most were murdered.
It has always looked as if the plan went wrong, but what if something more sinister was at work? Had the Great Escapers been betrayed?
A newly uncovered document in British National Archives has revealed that Flight Lieutenant Desmond Plunkett, the map-maker and 13th man out of the camp, believed the Great Escape had been brought down by its own side.
When the war was over, Plunkett told the British authorities that two unnamed Englishmen had betrayed the plan to the Nazis and condemned their comrades to death.
The discovery comes in time for this weekend’s 80th anniversary of the escape from Stalag Luft III, on the night of March 24, 1944. After a year digging tunnels, 76 prisoners broke out of the camp but only three made it to freedom. The rest were recaptured, and 50 were killed on the direct orders of Adolf Hitler.

The story was immortalised in the 1963 film The Great Escape, starring Steve McQueen and Richard Attenborough. Plunkett was one of the inspirations for Colin Blythe, the character played by Donald Pleasence. He had made about 2500 maps for the escape and volunteered to be the 13th man out of the camp, ­because no one else would take the ill-favoured number.

In the end, he was lucky to stay alive after being captured near the Austrian border and interrogated by the Gestapo. He was moved to Stalag Luft I and liberated at the end of the war. After being freed, he was given a questionnaire to fill out, as were all ­returning prisoners of war, and this is the document that has now come to light. In it, Plunkett ­directly suggests that two people betrayed the escapers and urges that they be tracked down. “There are two individuals … whose ­activities have a direct bearing on the fate of the 50 executed prisoners of war,” he wrote in 1945. “These two persons must be traced, as both are undoubtedly indigenous Englishmen, and must be tried for their collaborating activities with the enemy.”

That the escapers may have been betrayed had long weighed on Plunkett’s mind, as he thought that he himself might have let his comrades down.
“There’s a suggestion that he blamed himself for the executions of the 50 by accidentally saying something in interrogation,” said Will Butler, the National Archives’ military expert. However, his peers assured Plunkett that the escape was blown long before he succumbed to Nazi interrogation.
Plunkett’s accusation is striking, but historians believe it tells us more about the toll that imprisonment and Gestapo interrogation had taken on him than it does about the failure of the escape.

“This is a curious claim by Plunkett,” said Guy Walters, ­author of The Real Great Escape. “He certainly doesn’t repeat it in his book, and I think his treatment at the hands of the Gestapo and his subsequent breakdown may have contributed to a sense of paranoia.”
Walters accepts that some PoWs did collaborate with their Nazi captors, but it seems hard to see how this might have contributed to the Great Escape’s downfall once the prisoners were out of the camp.
“Certainly, there were a few rotten apples among the PoW population, but it is hard to see how the actions of two supposedly treacherous individuals could have led to the murders of 50 of the escapers,” he said. “Although I’d hate to take issue with any of the brave men on the escape, I ­believe Plunkett is mistaken.”

Historian James Holland said the plan failed because it was hard for a bunch of Englishmen in Nazi Germany to evade capture.
“Everyone was super-alert and aware of strangers,” he said. “In a town where there were lots of people, you stood out like a sore thumb.”
Holland also feels that the questionnaire is more likely an ­insight into a tortured mind than it is a smoking gun for a conspiracy theory. “There’s a lot of bitterness if you’re a prisoner of war for that length of time, and bitterness and guilt about the fact that 50 of them got executed,” Holland said. “Those feelings of resentment are entirely understandable, but it doesn’t mean to say that just ­because someone has accused someone else of betraying them that it’s correct.”
Plunkett’s questionnaire was found as the National Archives prepared for its exhibition, Great Escapes: Remarkable Second World War Captives. Also among the records is another questionnaire, filled out by Donald Pleasence himself, who not only portrayed a PoW in The Great Escape but actually was one, having been shot down in an RAF bomber over France in 1944.
THE TIMES

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 22, 2024 6:39 pm

If Trump and the Republicans win in November will you be happy if they charge every Democrats with treason Monty? As long as there’s a conviction you’ll no doubt accept it if Pelosi and Schumer and James and Engoron and Willis are all thrown in jail. Rule of law and all that.

Isn’t the death penalty still on the books for treason in the USA? Maybe they could throw these commies out of helicopters. They would make a fortune on pay per view.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 22, 2024 7:10 pm

So if the top cop was going to do this, why didn’t she do it weeks ago?

The off-duty police officer accused of killing two men has been sacked from the NSW Police Force.

I have heard it said that the Commish can indeed sack any jack at any time, if she is sufficiently convinced that she’s lost confidence in said jack.

Usually (apparently), when charged with something a jack is suspended with pay until a committal has finished, and then once a magistrate says there is a reasonable chance of a finding of guilt by a properly instructed jury, then the pay’s cut off.

Generally, I have heard, the jack resigns early on in the process – thus making it a moot point. Ex-Sergeant Neil Mellon in the NT, charged with perverting the course of justice when one of Matt Wright’s choppers crashed and killed the bloke slung underneath it is an example.

This is not the usual thing, however. If this mincer is boxed in completely by a pile of evidence – so much so that the Homicide Squad charges the bloke with murder – well, if I was the Commish I would want this as far away from me as I could and would sack him as soon as he was charged, and at the very least as soon as he spilled on where the bodies were.

It smacks of hesitancy from a Nanna masquerading as a Chieffa Po-Lice who is so unsure of her next step she does nothing, which makes the optics worse.

Nanna Webb’s in the departure lounge. Back it in.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 22, 2024 7:51 pm

KD at 7:10.
It seems the smart money on sacking Constable Hyphen-Soyboy would be to scratch around and find something sackable but unrelated to the mudder charge to avoid any presumption of innocence questions.
Where would I go?
Firstly, soshul meeja posts clearly in breach of policy.
Secondly get IT to look up his database search history. I would be gobsmacked if it transpired he had NOT been looking up the rego of gay hunks he had seen driving around.
Thirdly, something indirectly related to the mudder (e.g. the protocols around weapons).

Damon
Damon
March 22, 2024 7:57 pm

Trump has been convicted of bank fraud. His fine is based in part on the interest saved by underquoting the value of his properties, and part on the extra profits obtained by having the bonus cash on hand to do other deals”

James undervalued his Florida estate by about 300 million dollars.

Damon
Damon
March 22, 2024 8:09 pm

“maybe they could throw these commies out of helicopters”

Great idea, but unlikely to come true.

Dot
Dot
March 22, 2024 9:08 pm

Very interesting/Important news:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5175504/

We concluded that vitamin D may be an essential factor that influences or determines the level of thymosin B4.

Last edited 3 months ago by Dot
Dot
Dot
March 22, 2024 9:13 pm

Ben Shapiro and deSantis Former Finance Chairs To Fundraise for Trump

This is actually yuuuge.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 22, 2024 9:18 pm

One of Perth’s top lawyers has been fined $20,000 for a bungled defence – his client spent eleven months in tronk for an offense he didn’t commit….

Dot
Dot
March 22, 2024 9:23 pm

Get a USSC injunction; challenge the ruling as being without due process, the penalty phase is equivalent to attainder, get James and Energon Cube disbarred/ethics hearing out of real work and sue NY and James personally; personally prosecute James and Energon Cube for fraud.

Appeal the E Jean Carroll fantasy, get her to pay, then try her privately for perjury.

Great plan Dot, I am sure that is what Alina Habba will be telling Trump right now. That is guaranteed to work with no problem.

Turns out that I agree entirely.

Trump is bringing the fight to Fani Willis, he is winning there too.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 22, 2024 9:27 pm

Top Perth lawyer Tony Elliot ordered to pay $20,000 for botched defence of innocent man Steven Jeffery
Tim ClarkeThe West Australian
Fri, 22 March 2024 5:18PM

Mr Elliott was publicly reprimanded, fined $12,500 and ordered to pay $7,500 in costs. Credit: Jackson Flindell/The Sunday Times

One of Perth’s most prominent lawyers has been given a dressing down — and been ordered to pay $20,000 in fines and costs — after admitting “serious shortcomings” in his representation of man who was jailed for 11 months for a crime he did not commit.
In 2017, Steven Scott Jeffery was convicted of a sex attack on a 13-year-old girl, who told a court she had been touched inappropriately while sitting at a lunch table surrounded by adults and other children.
Mr Jeffery vehemently denied the offence had taken place — before, during and after his trial.
And that defence was put forward by experienced barrister Tony Elliott, who was part of the defence team for Lloyd Rayney, and in the same year was made President of the Criminal Lawyers Association.

In a verdict which devastated Mr Jeffery he was found guilty, and sentenced to three years inside.
And shortly after, he appealed, partly on the basis that his lawyers had run his case incompetently.
In an extremely rare ruling from the WA Court of Appeal, three judges agreed with the argument put forward by former WA governor Malcolm McCusker and ordered a retrial.

The prosecution was then abandoned. But not before Mr Jeffery had spent 11 months in prison, sharing space with notorious killers including Dante Arthurs and Bradley Edwards
But the comments made by WA’s highest court remained damning.
“In our view, the appellant has demonstrated that he suffered a miscarriage of justice because of the inadequate advice given to him by his legal advisers,” the Court of Appeal ruled.
“The case theory suffered from an insurmountable defect: it was completely unsupported by the evidence. In our opinion, no competent counsel would reasonably have formulated the case theory which (Mr Elliott) put before the jury.”
Now, a ruling published by the State Administrative Tribunal has revealed that Mr Elliott has been found guilty of professional misconduct and unsatisfactory professional conduct.
That finding was not accompanied by a suspension from practice — which it could have been.
Instead, Mr Elliott was publicly reprimanded, fined $12,500 and ordered to pay $7,500 in costs

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 22, 2024 9:43 pm

Miltonf, what is stupid about saying Aussies are stupid for voting for the liars, who prove every day to be useless.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 22, 2024 11:34 pm

Very quiet tonight.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 22, 2024 11:38 pm

It was Victory Day
Good old Leonid Browmeister Brezhnev was in charge
https://qph.cf2.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-26a6295abb4e0486c84de7f85e0c9634-lq

There were three VIP guests..
https://qph.cf2.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-b4332f5121b992e16d7e31b7b04218a8

Alexander the Great
Julius Caesar, and..
https://qph.cf2.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-550e3baccaa2b130d01512a112cc5d02-lq

Napoleon Bonaparte

As the parade got in full swing, and the land troops marched in their endless formations, Alexander remarked:
“Comrade Brezhnev, with these fine soldiers in my command, I would have finished my conquest of Asia!

Leonid cracked a smile, and toasted 100g of vodka with Alexander, pleased at the praise.

On it went, and as the proud fighter jet pilots whooshed through the sky above, Julius was watching with hawkish impression, then exclaimed;
“Comrade Brezhnev, if I would have had your air force, I would have conquered the whole world!”

Leonid guffawed loudly, poured another 100g of vodka to toast with Julius, visibly glowing.

Then everybody’s eyes went to Napoleon, who had said nothing. He was holding a copy of Pravda, the main newspaper of Soviet Union, and seemed to be inspecting it thoroughly.

Moments passed, until Brezhnev harrumphed extensively to gain Napoleon’s attention.

for a few seconds longer, Napoleon remained still, then turned to the trio, with his eyes completely wide open as if in disbelief or marvel.. and with the utmost reverence, stated slowly:

?“Comrade Brezhnev! If I would have had a newspaper like this in my day, nobody need ever have found out that I lost in Waterloo!

John H.
John H.
March 22, 2024 11:50 pm
Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 22, 2024 11:55 pm

Is this thing on?

I was about to ask if ‘Republican Zionists’ were taking over TikTok, as asserted by the bloke who did 11 years in Leavenworth.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 22, 2024 11:56 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 22, 2024 6:39 pm

Were the Great Escape prisoners ‘betrayed by their own side’?

  • By Jack Blackburn
  • The Times
  • 3:29PM March 22, 2024
  • 43 Comments

The Great Escape wasn’t so great in the end. Almost all the Allied participants in the breakout from a German prisoner-of-war camp were captured and most were murdered.

It has always looked as if the plan went wrong, but what if something more sinister was at work? Had the Great Escapers been betrayed?

A newly uncovered document in British National Archives has revealed that Flight Lieutenant Desmond Plunkett, the map-maker and 13th man out of the camp, believed the Great Escape had been brought down by its own side.

When the war was over, Plunkett told the British authorities that two unnamed Englishmen had betrayed the plan to the Nazis and condemned their comrades to death.

The discovery comes in time for this weekend’s 80th anniversary of the escape from Stalag Luft III, on the night of March 24, 1944. After a year digging tunnels, 76 prisoners broke out of the camp but only three made it to freedom. The rest were recaptured, and 50 were killed on the direct orders of Adolf Hitler.

That is very disturbing. Wished I hadn’t read it now.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 23, 2024 12:06 am

Knuckle Dragger
March 22, 2024 11:55 pm

Is this thing on?

Nor for you. No.

Top Ender
Top Ender
March 23, 2024 12:07 am

Hmmm…no new thread?

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 23, 2024 12:09 am

No new Fred yet.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 23, 2024 12:20 am

Late night viewing – R rated –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cce89OsEIOQ

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 23, 2024 12:25 am

Part time bovver boy:

Any comment on the ‘Republican Zionists’ taking over, from your sponsor and patron and convicted criminal?

I only ask because you have studiously avoided it over the past 24 hours.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 23, 2024 12:43 am

Knuckle Dragger
March 23, 2024 12:25 am

Who are you? Do I know you? Maybe you know Mrs Stencho Pantyhose, Junior (The Mouth from the South) Cretin and Dotty Dot of Dottiness.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 23, 2024 12:48 am

Part time bovver boy (self-described):

Do you have any comment on that extremely distasteful piece – and headline – by your sponsor and patron, and which you reposted here?

Or not?

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