Open Thread – Weekend 23 March 2024


Entry of the Christ in Jerusalem, Jean-Leon Gerome, 1897

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Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 23, 2024 7:17 pm

Nothing Idle about this Geezer –

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

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 23, 2024 7:24 pm

And noo a Greet Scootish band – Hoots mon –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdqoNKCCt7A

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 23, 2024 7:31 pm

Shirley, the BEST Ever…………

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kxgcGvJwEw

rosie
rosie
March 23, 2024 7:32 pm

Thanks Delta re travel tales.
The big new metro station up the road here which was being put in for the Olympics still isn’t finished. Line 5 is also closed til mid April.
They better get cracking.
I made the mistake of getting a bus back last night. Buses in peak hour traffic are rubbish in any big city.
Should have walked back to the metro station.
From La Kremlin-Bicêtre it is very easy to get to the 4th via the quiet yet extremely convenient Sully Morland station.
I popped into the Shoah memorial in the 4th. Quite busy with school groups, like the one in Rome.
It took the French a long time to acknowledge their role in the rounding up and deportation of the Jews. The Shoah museum also has some information about the history of Jews in France, they were all expelled in 1192 and moved to places like Provence.
I also visited a German photo exhibition in Sens, there were photos of the little gold coloured markers they have in Germany, outside the homes of deported and murdered Jews, the same as the ones in Rome, someone in Germany in 1992 initiated that project.
Interesting that it took fifty years, a generation, before the French started acknowledging their active involvement in the Jewish genocide.
In the 1930s French students were protesting against the immigration of persecuted Jews from Eastern Europe on racist grounds.
It wasn’t just those nasty nazis.

Rabz
March 23, 2024 7:38 pm

Tassie tally room if anyone is interested.

The only item of interest will be how long it takes for those clowns Albozo and Dim Chambers to jack up up the GST rate. If labore win in Taxmania, expect it and soon.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 23, 2024 7:39 pm
Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 23, 2024 7:46 pm

And now a Heart of Glass –

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

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 23, 2024 7:47 pm

The only item of interest will be how long it takes for those clowns Albozo and Dim Chambers to jack up up the GST rate. If labore win in Taxmania, expect it and soon.

That will be a courageous move. Even for a teenage Trot.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 23, 2024 7:51 pm

Saw the population figures for Tasmania. Just shut the place completely and administer 4 LGAs from Melbournibad. The most overgoverned place on the face of the planet? No wonder it’s stuffed.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 23, 2024 7:51 pm

And now for some culture – And it isn’t yoghurt –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFOzgNlg0dg

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 23, 2024 7:55 pm

I am slowly coming around to face the awful truth that the part time bovver boy is in fact the egg_roomba.

Up all night. Spam, spam, spam, and undeserved self-promotion.

All the pieces starting to fit. Must be a Sydney thing.

Rabz
March 23, 2024 7:56 pm

Bear, has either party ever held government in all six states and ferally since the GST was introduced (let alone the two territories as well)?

I vaguely remember a time when the braindead lamestream meeja would crap on about Campbell Newman being the senior gliberal leader in the country when he was Lord Mayor of Brisbane.

Nevertheless, for that pair of incompetent thieving clowns it would represent a once in a generation opportunity, so to speak.

miltonf
miltonf
March 23, 2024 8:00 pm

Saw the population figures for Tasmania. Just shut the place completely and administer 4 LGAs from Melbournibad. The most overgoverned place on the face of the planet? No wonder it’s stuffed.

There were premiers like Robin Gray who were trying to establish and nurture real industries but kooks like the old brown turd puncher came across on mass from the mainland and sabotaged so many attempts to build a productive economy. A bit of a trial run for the whole country imo. I remember the snide remarks about the people of Queenstown by Doogue on Nationwide. The ABC has been rotten for many decades.

Rabz
March 23, 2024 8:09 pm

so many attempts to build a productive economy

Taxmania could have had many thriving industries – mining, forestry, farming, fisheries (with the jerbs to go with them), but all have been pretty much shut down. In the meantime labore are busily trying to shut down the ones that haven’t been.

An economy entirely dependent on tourism is no economy at all.

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miltonf
miltonf
March 23, 2024 8:09 pm

That’s the thing about the GST- it’s in your face unlike sneakier taxes such as PAYG and Payroll Tax. What kind twisted pubic serpent mind could dream up something like payroll tax?

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
March 23, 2024 8:11 pm

Tasmania, the ACT and Northern Territory duke it out for most deranged and unworthy political system in Australia. Both ACT and TAS big note themselves about electricity. ACT self-pleasures about the percentage of renewables they use, while TAS preens on supplying power to other states.
In both cases the source of that magic energy is Hydro, which the same people will not allow construction of anywhere. A legless lizard might be inconvenienced, while tired an emotional (aka legless) pollies carry on regardless.
TAS Labor have the prettier frontperson, but when you elect Labor the less attractive ideological trolls who have been hiding under the bridge come out to play.

miltonf
miltonf
March 23, 2024 8:11 pm

Exactly Rabz. It’s become a plaything for wealthy marxists.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 23, 2024 8:12 pm

There were premiers like Robin Gray who were trying to establish and nurture real industries but kooks like the old brown turd puncher came across on mass from the mainland and sabotaged so many attempts to build a productive economy. A bit of a trial run for the whole country imo. I remember the snide remarks about the people of Queenstown by Doogue on Nationwide. The ABC has been rotten for many decades.

How many people live in Tasmania? How many ‘Pollies’ per person? Or, how may persons per ‘Pollie’? How can any society afford all this CRAP? It’s a Clown Show. FFS.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
March 23, 2024 8:14 pm

The destruction of TAS Forest Industries was instructive. The unholy alliance of the left and the MSM did it, just as they railroaded Campbell Newman and (for much of his time) Tony Abbott.

Rabz
March 23, 2024 8:15 pm

Bwahahahahahaha! According to Sky, the gliberals will likely be reliant on that mad drug addicted slag lambie to form government in Taxmania.

Bungonia Bee – the Canberra Clown Council and Taxmania are the only two jurisdictions in the country that have the Hare-Clark voting system (as does NZ), which is notorious for the utterly perverse and anti-democratic outcomes it produces.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 23, 2024 8:16 pm

I want to rule the World as well. And kick the shite out of Tennis Elbow and Blackout Bowen,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGCdLKXNF3w

MatrixTransform
March 23, 2024 8:17 pm

You know one in 2 people get cancer

statistical genius

Roger
Roger
March 23, 2024 8:17 pm

Tasmania, the ACT and Northern Territory duke it out for most deranged and unworthy political system in Australia.

Quite a bit of competition from the federal system…

Compulsory voting

Preferential voting

Party control of the senate which is meant to represent state interests

miltonf
miltonf
March 23, 2024 8:18 pm

Robin Gray used to a meja hate figure I seem to remember. Like Gina is now. Remember when green filth turned the fire hoses on in the Tas hydro offices? The meja had a good giggle over that. The legacy meja is evil and deserves to die.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 23, 2024 8:24 pm

Rabz

 March 23, 2024 7:56 pm

Bear, has either party ever held government in all six states and ferally since the GST was introduced (let alone the two territories as well)?

Yes, there was a time when the senior Liberal pollie in Australia was Campbell Newman as Lord Mayor of Brisbane (the Brisbane LGA has, I suspect, a larger population than Tasmania).

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 23, 2024 8:25 pm

Ruby Tuesday on a Saturday…………

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvp6gseKJS8

Rabz
March 23, 2024 8:29 pm

You could engineer this partly via sensible policy at the state level that promoted agriculture, niche crafts and manufacturing, and the like

So in other words, never …

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 23, 2024 8:31 pm

And here is another version –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9alAuYr2g_8

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 23, 2024 8:37 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqbNNxgcQo0

Different version of “Highway Star” by Deep Purple.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 23, 2024 8:37 pm

So sad. No more Melanie.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 23, 2024 8:41 pm

Now here is more of the lovely Melanie –

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

rosie
rosie
March 23, 2024 8:42 pm

I didn’t make any claims to geniusity, just quoted the numbers from reputable cancer research institutions.
There is no reputable evidence that QE11 had cancer, all there is disreputable nongs pushing the vaccine causes cancer narrative.
Then you have three unrelated by blood persons with different types of cancer for your ooh aah 100 percent positive the vaccine causes cancer, a man, a daughter in law and an ex sister in law in a circle that must then draw in at least 20 people if you include parents, siblings, sibling spouses and all their children and their spouses.
I’m convinced.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 23, 2024 8:47 pm

Now this is a bit different –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULK-zbc_KMI

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 23, 2024 8:57 pm

MatrixTransform
March 23, 2024 8:17 pm

You know one in 2 people get cancer

statistical genius

It is actually a load of bollocks, You heard it here first.

JC
JC
March 23, 2024 9:00 pm

There are at least, anecdotally, a lot more fit and young people dying now.

We need to see a breakdown of all deaths by age and comorbidities for the last few decades, by month. We need a lot of data to get a large enough sample size to run time series appropriate techniques to dig deep enough to come to meaningful conclusions.

There was a report of 30% overuse of alcohol in the US, which I don’t know came after the covid lockdown.

Add in the slowdown in diagnosis during COVID, along with mental health issues and you probably end up close to the excess deaths data.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 23, 2024 9:03 pm

MatrixTransform
 March 23, 2024 8:17 pm

You know one in 2 people get cancer

statistical genius

How does this rate on the genius scale?
Suggesting there is something sinister about a 96 year old woman getting cancer (diagnosed via TV from 12,000 kms away).
Or a woman in her 60’s developing breast cancer … a 1 in 30 chance (hardly a long shot).
Or what about a 74 year old getting prostate cancer? Unheard of!
Never go the full Indolent with your cooker theories.

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JC
JC
March 23, 2024 9:04 pm

MatrixTransform

March 23, 2024 8:17 pm

You know one in 2 people get cancer

statistical genius

God oracle, and chess master at 9 months of age has spoken. Dispute anything he says and you end up shitting your dacks.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 23, 2024 9:15 pm

JC
March 23, 2024 9:04 pm

JerCough, you are well out of bounds. So 1 in 2 people have cancer. BS

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 23, 2024 9:20 pm

You and that Rosie nutter are nutters. There is NO WAY that 1 in 2 people have cancer. A right load of Alarmist BS.

JC
JC
March 23, 2024 9:21 pm

JerCough, you are well out of bounds. So 1 in 2 people have cancer. BS

You irredeemable dunce. No one is saying 1 in 2 people have cancer – walking around with cancer. It’s 1 in 2 , or 3 eventually contract a cancer over their lifetimes, and may not even die from it. It’s not the same thing.

Woddenhead, you should not be here as you’re too staggeringly moronic. You’re too stupid to be taken seriously on any matter. Go watch a movie.

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JC
JC
March 23, 2024 9:26 pm

Dot, the Woddenhead is too thick to have even be scooping ice-cream in a full time job. He would have fcked it up.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 23, 2024 9:26 pm

And now for something completely different –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kib7ZDsTgz0

JC
JC
March 23, 2024 9:29 pm

Johnny Rotten

March 23, 2024 9:26 pm

And now for something completely different –

No, because the stupid will never leave you. You’re too thick to be discussing anything remotely above 70 IQ.
In fact, your low intellect downgrades the blog. Go watch a movie, you thicko.

Last edited 21 days ago by JC
Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 23, 2024 9:29 pm
Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 23, 2024 9:33 pm

And for all you R sole supporters, get this –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o6AC7cXcIs

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 23, 2024 9:43 pm

Rabz
March 23, 2024 7:38 pm

Tassie tally room if anyone is interested.

No one on the Mainland is remotely interested in an Island to the south of Sictoria. Is it Antartica?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 23, 2024 9:45 pm

MatrixTransform

 March 23, 2024 9:39 pm

 Reply to  rosie

rosie,

opinions will not matter in determining what is and isn’t real

science and opinion are not entangled

Err, quite so.
Can you point to the sciency bits of Duk’s unhinged assertion that four loosely connected people might have developed vax related cancers (in one case diagnosed by him on TV)?

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 23, 2024 9:49 pm

And now for a bit of luvverlee jubleeee –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCaPTNhwK-4

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 23, 2024 9:53 pm

There are at least, anecdotally, a lot more fit and young people dying now.

Can you spot the sciency flaw in this phrase?
That’s right, boys and girls.
It is the word “anecdotally”, which has no place in our science class.

Titus Groates
Titus Groates
March 23, 2024 9:55 pm

After faffing around in WordPress, unable to post or up/downtick, I’ve finally registered. Decided on a new name to reflect my love of failed Antarctic explorers, fussy bible experts and porridge.

Real Deal no longer.

By the way, Wodney. Don’t mistake quantity for quality. And please buy a new edition of the 1979 Phillip Adams Joke book. Good day and good night.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 23, 2024 9:55 pm
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 23, 2024 10:04 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELgZmnyJzC0

The immortal Doc Neeson and the Angels.

The Angels did a concert for the troops in East Timor. Somebody did some research and found that Doc Neeson had served in the Australian Army, was entitled to a medal for having done so, and never applied for the medal.

He was decorated on stage by one Peter Cosgrove, while several hundred Diggers cheered him to the echo…

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 23, 2024 10:09 pm

And for Junior Cretin as he/she/it loves Gold –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntG50eXbBtc

MatrixTransform
March 23, 2024 10:21 pm

yep … it’s the format

got nothing to do with the vapid toss-pots that haunt the joint at all

nice try though dover

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 23, 2024 10:23 pm

Dover.
Can I reserve the screen name “Vapid Tosspot” please?
#badgeofhonour

Last edited 21 days ago by Sancho Panzer
Davey Boy
Davey Boy
March 23, 2024 10:26 pm

Formation flying this afternoon over the Royal Easter Show at Sydney Olympic Park

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wU-P_As_Ujc

can anyone identify the type of aircraft?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 23, 2024 10:30 pm

Davey.
Possibly the Roulettes who fly Pilatus PC21s.
(Which I saw referred to on a TV promo today as “fighter jets”. They are neither a fighter nor a jet.)

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 23, 2024 10:39 pm

From the Oz…
Libs bank on blue-blood to take down teal MP Ryan

An Oxford-educated professional with deep ties to the Liberal Party has beaten out her nearest rival, the chair of Transgender Victoria, to contest Monique Ryan’s Melbourne seat.

The fact that the chair of Transgender Victoria even made it to the starting gates tells you all you need to know about the Victorian Liberals.

Indolent
Indolent
March 23, 2024 10:41 pm

@MarioNawfal

BREAKING: MOSCOW TERROR SUSPECT CLAIMS HE WAS RECRUITED VIA TELEGRAM

During his initial interrogation, he said he was paid to carry out the attack by someone who recruited him through the Telegram messaging service.

Police: “What did you do in Crocus?”

Suspect: “Shot.”

Police: “Whom?”

Suspect: “People.”

Police: “For what?”

Suspect: “For money. Half a million Rubles.”

Police: “Where did you get the weapons?”

Suspect: “They delivered the weapons themselves.”

Police: “Who are they?”

Suspect: “I don’t know. They wrote by Telegram without a name, without anything.”

Indolent
Indolent
March 23, 2024 10:45 pm

I haven’t mastered posting pictures yet.

Meme

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 23, 2024 10:53 pm

The fact that the chair of Transgender Victoria even made it to the starting gates tells you all you need to know about the Victorian Liberals.

They have an almost woman problem?

Top Ender
Top Ender
March 23, 2024 10:58 pm

Labor stuffs it up in Tassie:

Labor Senator Helen Polley has conceded the result of the Tasmanian election is a disaster for opposition leader Rebecca White and the ALP.
Senator Polley told Sky News the results so far show there is more work to be done as Labor is on track to record its lowest ever primary vote.

“We need to re-engage with the community and rebuild trust. We have to go back and listen to the community, there are real issues here. This bad for both major parties,” she said.

?Senator Polley said the ALP cannot form a “credible and legitimate government with just 10 members so far.”

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 23, 2024 11:01 pm

Seems the Jacqui Lambie Network may have won up to three seats in Tassie.

Bloody elephant trackers.

rosie
rosie
March 23, 2024 11:05 pm

Couldbt help noticing all the police vans and gendarmes arriving around place de la bastille, what would a visit to Paris be without a big demonstration.
A couple of police are carrying guns but no shields and batons in view.
Doesn’t kick off for another hour.
https://blogs.mediapart.fr/marche-des-solidarites/blog/220324/manifestation-du-23-mars-une-premiere-victoire#:~:text=Ce%20jeudi%20soir%2C%20les%20Collectifs,autoris%C3%A9e%2C%20au%20d%C3%A9part%20de%20Bastille.

rosie
rosie
March 23, 2024 11:12 pm

“. It’s 1 in 2 , or 3 eventually contract a cancer over their lifetimes, and may not even die from it. It’s not the same thing.”
Exactly.
None of the royals with professionally diagnosed cancer are dead.

rosie
rosie
March 23, 2024 11:14 pm

Oh I forgot, both my mother’s siblings died of cancer, his was throat, smoking related.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 23, 2024 11:31 pm

The big loser in Tasmania is the AFL. A freeloader even Tasmanians couldn’t stomach.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 23, 2024 11:39 pm

AFL really needed someone like Emperor Barney around. $1bn Optus stadium delivers around 50,000 people on the doorstep of Crown Burswood every weekend for around half the year. Crown capital contribution $0.00.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 23, 2024 11:49 pm

Hare Clarke is the Duckworth Lewis of voting systems. You go to bed, check the paper in the morning and just go, “How did that happen?”

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 23, 2024 11:57 pm

Some ordinary Eagles and Dire Straits covers wafting out of the local pub. Not good.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 24, 2024 12:00 am

Some ordinary Eagles and Dire Straits covers wafting out of the local pub. Not good

There is nothing, and I mean nothing, worse than a shit cover band.

Oh come on
Oh come on
March 24, 2024 12:01 am

There was a report of 30% overuse of alcohol in the US, which I don’t know came after the covid lockdown.

Add in the slowdown in diagnosis during COVID, along with mental health issues and you probably end up close to the excess deaths data.

It is certainly possible.

Is it the mass lockdowns, is it the mandated death shots, or is it a mix of both? The fascinating institutional lack of interest in finding out why the excess deaths are occurring is especially fascinating, given the institutions were all in with overwhelming force on both the mass lockdowns and the mandated death shots. So I’m fine with an ‘and/or’ explanation. I’d say it’s a cast iron proposition, even.

There aren’t nearly enough lamp posts.

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Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 24, 2024 12:14 am

Having a bit of a look at Oppenheimer on Focks.

More cutaways than Family Guy.

rosie
rosie
March 24, 2024 12:16 am

Perhaps three hundred at the demonstration. Every person gets a flag and perhaps a drum. Looks like not many French are convinced that the escapees were deliberately hit by the police. And sadly it’s starting to rain on their parade.

John H.
John H.
March 24, 2024 12:37 am

Is it the mass lockdowns, is it the mandated death shots, or is it a mix of both? The fascinating institutional lack of interest in finding out why the excess deaths are occurring is especially fascinating, given the institutions were all in with overwhelming force on both the mass lockdowns and the mandated death shots. So I’m fine with an ‘and/or’ explanation. I’d say it’s a cast iron proposition, even.

There aren’t nearly enough lamp posts.

There is much interest. Studies are being published.

rosie
rosie
March 24, 2024 12:54 am

“There is much interest. Studies are being published.”
Undermining the narrative?
Tsk tsk.

Tom
Tom
March 24, 2024 4:00 am
Min
Min
March 24, 2024 4:33 am

Let me in please

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
March 24, 2024 6:29 am

Haha.

Some good ones of sniffy dementia Jo in WIP.

Thanks Tom.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
March 24, 2024 7:40 am

flight

well they’re not 737s – no doors came off – ha!

excellent precision flying though – one slip and there’s a lot of a mess

Vicki
Vicki
March 24, 2024 7:49 am

I notice there was a spirited discussion yesterday on excess deaths due to Covid. Have had family at the farm & been busy.

I don’t think there is valid denial of excess deaths in the last few years in those countries with access to statistics. Of course, one can attribute these to denial of medical treatment or investigative medicine due to Covid lockdowns etc etc.

Time will tell. Those wedded to their decision to vaccinate will refuse to look at evidence. And, of course, there is complicating data in respect to more recent evidence of poor and rushed production of vaccines ( let alone storage) in the early days of the pandemic, resulting in contaminated or ineffective batches.

incidentally, anyone who claims that normal requirements ( of 5-10 years minimum testing & development) of vaccines are not required really does not understand the process. Sadly, the only worthwhile commentators in this matter were retired and/or Independant medical or scientific professionals in the industry – like Prof Emeritus Bob Clancy or Dr. Phillip Altman. Most qualified commentators were compromised by their professional reliance on the medical industry.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
March 24, 2024 7:55 am

Climate Change/Global Warming/Boiling – Follow The Money –

https://seed122.bitchute.com/LrafRVYaZYlT/ONMGnSiOLhjG.mp4

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
March 24, 2024 8:00 am

ZK2A on Doc Neeson

Mate of mine was at Balibo when The Angels, Kylie Minogue & Missy Higgins did their concert. They had just rotated in from patrolling the border for a few weeks. Quickly got round that Neeson had to be cannulated and 2 bags put into him at Maliana because of heat. Doctors recommended he sit out the rest of the shows he refused. His status among INTERFET veterans is legendary.

Incidentally mate saw them again at the TK camp in Afghanistan again when they were just in from operations.

Indolent
Indolent
March 24, 2024 8:11 am

@JackPosobiec

Whoever was behind the terrorist attack in Russia yesterday, the operation was botched

They were not supposed to be captured

These Tajiks are giving up everything

3 weeks ago Victoria Nuland warned of ‘nasty surprises’ for Putin

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 24, 2024 8:23 am

Vicki …

Time will tell. Those wedded to their decision to vaccinate will refuse to look at evidence

You don’t think those wedded to their decision not to vaccinate aren’t subject to the same confirmation bias to validate their decision?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 24, 2024 8:27 am

Very ISIS.

ISIS share sick selfie of Moscow gunmen terrorists boasting of attack on Christians (23 Mar)

Terror group ISIS has shared a selfie of the Moscow attack gunmen praising the “bloody attack” on a “large crowd of Christians”. An offshoot of the Islamic State terror group, known as ISIS-K, claimed responsibility for the attack yesterday. The sick selfie shows the four alleged gunmen who massacred over 140 people in a packed concert hall on the outskirts of the Russian capital.

Again that will need confirmation, but if they’re claiming to’ve taken a selfie before the attack that does suggest it was them. It’s their style. ISIS have been on the outer lately so they have motive to do something like this, to prevent loss of fighters to the resurgent Al-Qaida, Hamas and other groups.

Indolent
Indolent
March 24, 2024 8:29 am

I’d rather believe Catturd.

@catturd2

If you believe masks would prevent you from catching a virus – you probably believe the terrorist attack in Russia was ISIS.

If you believe the 2020 election wasn’t rigged – you probably believe the terrorist attack in Russia was ISIS.

If you believe Ivermectin was just horse paste – you probably believe the terrorist attack in Russia was ISIS.

If you believe the Russian pee pee hoax – you probably believe the terrorist attack in Russia was ISIS.

If you believe the vaccine would stop you from catching and spreading COVID – you probably believe the terrorist attack in Russia was ISIS.

If you believe the global warming scam – you probably believe the terrorist attack in Russia was ISIS.

This has already had over one million views.

Indolent
Indolent
March 24, 2024 8:33 am
rosie
rosie
March 24, 2024 8:34 am

“Those wedded to their decision to vaccinate will refuse to look at evidence”
That’s the pot calling the kettle black.
Have you not noticed the numerous occasions various people have rushed in here to announce the latest ‘died suddenly’* to be stumped five minutes later with facts like died aftee destroying their body with long term drug and alcohol abuse, committed suicide, previoudly undisclosed long term illness. I’ve yet to see a single so called celebrity death definitively linked to the vaccines.
And in this litigious age you’d think if any of their families though covid vaccines were at fault they’d be running them through the courts.
Latching on to the most preposterous claims doesn’t help the cause either.
Ifthe evidence is there, it will be found, so far resoundingly unconvinced.

*I’m not referring to any obvious immediate adverse reactions

Tom
Tom
March 24, 2024 8:35 am

Looks like Jackie Jackie Lambie, as head of a cultish political party that didn’t take any actual policies to yesterday’s Tasmanian state election, is on a mission to kill Tasmania’s new AFL team and the new Hobart stadium that had been negotiated as part of the deal.

Thanks to Tassie’s Hare-Clark system of multi-member electorates, it looks like the Jackie Lambie Party will be the largest elected splinter group with two or three MPs in the 35-seat House of Assembly while the Stupid Frigging Liberals are still half a dozen seats short of the 18 they need to govern alone.

Never get between a politician and a bucket of money: thanks to Hare-Clark, Lambie is the new kingmaker in Tassie politics and it looks like the roofed stadium, which promised a tourism boom for Tassie, will be the first casualty.

Lambie is going to cost the state billions as she campaigns – as its newest power broker — to save the state government millions.

This promises to be the 2010 federal pork-barrelling episode – caused by a couple of independents – on steroids and Tassie will have to be bailed out by the rest of the country – as usual.
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Black Ball
Black Ball
March 24, 2024 8:37 am

Piers Akerman:

There are poor decisions made by stupid people, silly ones made by incompetent people, and there are elaborate and wilful decisions made by people apparently determined to destroy our social fabric and industrial base while increasing our dependence on the Chinese Communist Party.

The Albanese government has in its first term adopted a series of grossly damaging policies, the most dangerous being the impossible adoption of an unreliable, intermittent energy supply based on the environmentally damaging heavily-subsidised wind and solar industry reliant on China.

Embracing a global Net Zero target (which many nations are now abandoning) without first setting in place a durable replacement power source (such as nuclear) has all but destroyed our industrial sector.

We don’t make stuff anymore. We are reliant on imports for almost everything.

What’s most obvious to household consumers is the soaring cost of electricity, despite Labor’s pre-election promise of cheaper power.

We depend on exports of raw materials like coal and iron ore, to which we add little or no value, before shipping to the communist nation to make products we need.

We can’t use our coal to provide the power needed for industry because the Green-Left fanatics claim that the insignificant amount of carbon dioxide produced would create catastrophic global warming.

Australia currently contributes just over one per cent of the 0.04 per cent of the CO2 in the world’s atmosphere. We don’t even make the list of the top 10 nations, headed by China, where our coal keeps their economy humming. Victoria’s Secret has better models than those on which the alarmists base their forecasts.

The visit of China’s foreign secretary Wang Yi to Canberra and Sydney demonstrated the enormous power imbalance between our two nations. Wang (or rather, the Chinese Communist Party, which he represents) called the shots and the Albanese government toed the CCP line. The most obvious sign of this was when our weak foreign minister Penny Wong stood alone at what should have been a joint press conference with her Chinese counterpart after their meeting.

She said she had raised China’s threat to Australia’s nickel industry, its unsafe conduct in the South China Sea, its death sentence for Australian Yang Hengjun and wider human rights violations, all of which would have run off this Peking duck’s back like water.

Wang’s most important meeting was with the ageing Sinophile and former Labor prime minister Paul Keating but only Chinese media were allowed to be present. I’m grateful to The Australian newspaper’s Will Glasgow for the Mandarin expression dijihong, which translates as “low-level Red” and is applied to someone who tries to promote the Communist Party but “does it so ineptly they embarrass China”. It fits Keating to a T.

A report aired on Chinese media said Keating declared China “did not pose a threat to other countries” and was contributing to “regional peace and stability”.

Tell that to our navy divers subjected to sonar blasts by the Chinese military and the crew of a Philippine coast guard vessel rammed by a Chinese naval ship, or any of the hundreds of fishermen routinely harassed by Chinese naval and air force crews in contested areas of the South China Sea. Indian armed forces which have regularly been attacked on its border with China would also be amused by Keating’s claim.

The term “useful idiots” is ascribed to Lenin and it originally referred to Western intellectuals who naively supported the Bolsheviks and the Soviet Union, ignoring the realities. Lenin and Stalin were said to secretly despise such people, but found them “useful” for their propaganda.

Wang departed like a regal satrap visiting a colonial outpost.

We buy inefficient Chinese windmills and solar panels and they buy our coal and iron ore to build nuclear reactors so they don’t have to rely on intermittent wind and sun power.

Australia must abandon the Green-Left fantasy and shake off the Celestial Kingdom’s shackles.

What the hell is Paul Keating up to?

will
will
March 24, 2024 8:38 am

Dilbert. I note that the airport terminal bookshop has dozens, probably hundreds of management books. If there was a formula for success, there would be only one.

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Indolent
Indolent
March 24, 2024 8:39 am

Whatever else you skip today, do watch this one. The ignorance, it burns.

@saras76

Kennedy just made Gen Z pretty boy “expert witness” rethink his entire existence in 6 minutes

John H.
John H.
March 24, 2024 8:41 am

Sancho Panzer

 March 24, 2024 8:23 am

Vicki …

Time will tell. Those wedded to their decision to vaccinate will refuse to look at evidence

You don’t think those wedded to their decision not to vaccinate aren’t subject to the same confirmation bias to validate their decision?

Exactly Pancho. People are polarized on the issue. I don’t think time will tell. People have too much faith in statistics. Hence I don’t follow the debate anymore because obviously we’ll never be able to mount sufficient evidence. I am very tired of people arguing that those people over are biased because they don’t think like me.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
March 24, 2024 8:45 am

Me channeling Babylon Bee:
Harry Belafonte threatened by kiddy wokesters when they learn that he performed and recorded Hava Nagila.

Indolent
Indolent
March 24, 2024 8:46 am
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 24, 2024 8:47 am

They do things slightly differently in Russia than in the West…

Russian security cut off alleged terrorist’s ear and force him to eat it in gruesome video (23 Mar)

Having had several uprisings in muslim territories a firm message may be what is intended. There’s been some islamist stuff going on in the Caucasus area very recently.

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Tom
Tom
March 24, 2024 8:50 am

What the hell is Paul Keating up to?

More importantly, how much is the Chinese Communist Party paying him to represent Beijing’s interests in its newest South Pacific colony?

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Indolent
Indolent
March 24, 2024 8:50 am

@GenFlynn

The truth always prevails and these remarks by Nuland will be analyzed to the nth degree because of her use of the word “asymmetric” and the extraordinarily combative nature of them as well as coincidental timing given the terrorist attack against children in Moscow in the last 24 hrs.

We have the worst people in charge of our country.

John H.
John H.
March 24, 2024 8:51 am

‘Much worse’: Grim theory after deadly Russia attack
An ISIS group has claimed responsibility. The USA had warned Russia of an impending attack but …

But in a speech earlier this week, Putin dismissed warnings and accused the West of making “provocative statements”.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
March 24, 2024 8:51 am

The two best energy systems from the point of view of reducing emissions are the two that the destructive left forbid construction of. Hydro and Nuclear. Talk about useful idiots.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
March 24, 2024 8:51 am

From Piers Akerman posted above…

Tell that to our navy divers subjected to sonar blasts by the Chinese military and the crew of a Philippine coast guard vessel rammed by a Chinese naval ship, 

Would like to hear Digger’s thoughts on this.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 24, 2024 8:56 am

You don’t think those wedded to their decision not to vaccinate aren’t subject to the same confirmation bias to validate their decision?

Quite possibly. But when it comes to stuffing myself with drugs that work on the autoimmune system, I’ll take the nil hypothesis every time.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
March 24, 2024 8:56 am

sabotaged so many attempts to build a productive economy. A bit of a trial run for the whole country 
We see our economy pictured on the TV daily – they used to say England was a nation of shopkeepers. According to the MSM we are a nation of baristas. It’d be nice to see more facets of our economy pictured, and even nicer to see them supported instead of vilified and undermined. Agriculture, Mining, Aluminium smelting, Manufacturing.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 24, 2024 9:01 am

Tom
 March 24, 2024 8:35 am

Looks like Jackie Jackie Lambie, as head of a cultish political party that didn’t take any actual policies to yesterday’s Tasmanian state election, is on a mission to kill Tasmania’s new AFL team and the new Hobart stadium that had been negotiated as part of the deal

Good.
The AFL can pay their own way.
By dint of their proximity to a couple of marginal electorates, Geelong FC have scored hundreds of millions in ground redevelopment, all paid for by taxpayers.
Enough.

Dot
Dot
March 24, 2024 9:08 am

I’ll repost this with most of the links removed. Caught in moderation.

PAGING John H

Part I

Important news

Sibaii H, El-Zayat SR, El-Shaheed AA, Mahfouz NN, Sallam SF, El Azma MH. The Hidden Function of Vitamin D. Open Access Maced J Med Sci. 2016 Dec 15;4(4):591-595. doi: 10.3889/oamjms.2016.134. Epub 2016 Nov 30. PMID: 28028396; PMCID: PMC5175504.

We concluded that vitamin D may be an essential factor that influence or determine the level of thymosin ?4.

Part II

Rahman, A., Rao, M.S. & Khan, K.M. Intraventricular infusion of quinolinic acid impairs spatial learning and memory in young rats: a novel mechanism of lead-induced neurotoxicity. J Neuroinflammation15, 263 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12974-018-1306-2

Background
Lead (Pb), a heavy metal, and quinolinic acid (QA), a metabolite of the kynurenine pathway of tryptophan metabolism, are known neurotoxicants. Both Pb and QA impair spatial learning and memory. Pb activates astrocytes and microglia, which in turn induce the synthesis of QA. We hypothesized increased QA production in response to Pb exposure as a novel mechanism of Pb-neurotoxicity.

Results
Pb exposure increased QA level in the blood (by ~?58%) and increased (p?<?0.05) the number of QA-immunoreactive cells in the cortex, and CA1, CA3 and dentate gyrus regions of the hippocampus, compared to control rats. In separate experiments, QA infusion impaired learning and short-term memory similar to Pb. PSD-95, PP1, and PP2A were decreased (p?<?0.05) in the QA-infused rats, whereas tau phosphorylation was increased, compared to vehicle infused rats.

Conclusion
Putting together the results of the two experimental paradigms, we propose that increased QA production in response to Pb exposure is a novel mechanism of Pb-induced neurotoxicity.

Well, I found that here:

https://www.reddit.com/r/slatestarcodex/comments/9o9ngo/anyone_here_use_nicotine_as_a_nootropic_sa_article/

Nicotine is an antagonist to quinolonic acid. Quinolonic can Acid is the nasty end product of the L-Tryptophan pathway, and it is the only end product of the D-tryptophan pathway(d-tryptophan is very high in modern wheat and legumes). Quinolonic acid, according to the available research, is involved in ADHD, Schizophrenia, Autism, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. So, it kinda makes sense why this population is more likely to smoke. It raises the possibility that addiction partially the bodies attempt to lower inflammation. Thumb sucking, nail biting and ice chewing also fall into this category of behaviors that are indicative of deficiency or an attempt to achieve redux balance. Just like the grasshopper that will eat, and eat, and eat until it acquires the amount of protein it needs to function… even if it means early death. So, humans are smarter than grass hoppers, and might invent a less toxic route and a more stable dosage to achieve the medicinal properties of nicotine.

John H.
John H.
March 24, 2024 9:09 am

H B Bear

 March 24, 2024 8:56 am

You don’t think those wedded to their decision not to vaccinate aren’t subject to the same confirmation bias to validate their decision?

Quite possibly. But when it comes to stuffing myself with drugs that work on the autoimmune system, I’ll take the nil hypothesis every time.

Not every time. mRNA technology will be utilized for cancer related immunotherapy. That could be a great benefit because despite all the hype immunotherapy has a long way to go. BTW you might be surprised at how many drugs impact the innate and adaptive immune responses. Even Vitamin D can alter our immune responses.

Dot
Dot
March 24, 2024 9:15 am

I’m a bit suss on the “permanent damage to the immune system” angle.

If people took two shots and two+ boosters (three shots on average in Australia) and it was at best, moderately effective for a short time…

If it didn’t do much to alter the immune system, then I’m not convinced that it is claimed there is permanent damage.

Look, I’ve found a paper that showed reverse genetic transcription, which wasn’t meant to happen….but few seem to care about this.

Another thing is the “spike protein”. Do the laymen getting hyped about this stuff realise how ubiquitous spike proteins are? They’re “sorting hats” for microbes. They’re used to fight other microbes and eat them or at least from inside the cellular walls. No, not all microbes use them but they’re incredibly common.

The issue is it was forced on us off of bogus epidemiological doomerism, and people lost their jobs and social standing, whereas vaccines were incredibly safe they were only now very safe. It’s ruined the public perception of vaccines. Coercion, ineffectiveness and safety issues are terrible PR.

cohenite
March 24, 2024 9:28 am

Well folks 2024 is shaping up well and consistent with my prediction of some sort of armageddon. The ISIS atrocity on top of the hamas atrocity combined with the imminent attainment of the nuclear bomb by iran will be the base. The emasculation and ultimately assassination of Trump will symbolise the destruction of any capacity in the West to adequately respond. China will ascend in the mess with Russia as a secondary partner.

Baba
Baba
March 24, 2024 9:35 am

You don’t think those wedded to their decision not to vaccinate aren’t subject to the same confirmation bias to validate their decision?

No. The difference being that us Cookers are still alive and living free of the unshakable thought that maybe….

John H.
John H.
March 24, 2024 9:35 am

Dot

 March 24, 2024 9:08 am

I’ll repost this with most of the links removed. Caught in moderation.

PAGING John H

Part I

Important news

Sibaii H, El-Zayat SR, El-Shaheed AA, Mahfouz NN, Sallam SF, El Azma MH. The Hidden Function of Vitamin D. Open Access Maced J Med Sci. 2016 Dec 15;4(4):591-595. doi: 10.3889/oamjms.2016.134. Epub 2016 Nov 30. PMID: 28028396; PMCID: PMC5175504.

Lead (Pb), a heavy metal, and quinolinic acid (QA), a metabolite of the kynurenine pathway of tryptophan metabolism, are known neurotoxicants.

That’s obviously nasty. Even without QA The K pathway is nasty in itself.

Nicotine might be useful because microglia have nACHR receptors and occupation of that receptor quells inflammation. One of the great puzzles is why male smokers appear to have some protection against PD. There have been trials of nicotine patches for Alz and PD but nil result. That is to be expected, by the time symptoms appear too much damage has been done. Recent reports claim that blood tests can now detect Alz and possibly PD a decade or more in advance of symptoms. That’s when the nicotine patches might work. This gets complicated because while AB 1-42 and tau phosphorylation are implicated in Alz and other dementias it is also the case that microglia shifting into an inflammatory state(amoeboid) amplifies the pathogenic cascade. I read an animal study that found stripping microglia from the brain very much reduced neurodegeneration. The microglia are quickly replenished through peripheral immune cells. A now disused drug, etanercept, appeared to help dementia patients. It was a decoy receptor for soluble TNF a, an inflammatory mediator that drives microglial inflammation and can also induce apoptosis in many cells. The trials demonstrated immediate cognitive improvement which occurred through reduced inflammation. That is something that can be overlooked. Inflammation alone impacts cognition.

The D-T linkage is very interesting, highlighting yet another important aspect of vitamin D. Need to do a pubmed search on it. Quick look: TB 4 has some interesting health promoting properties!

Thanks for this, another reason I can throw at friends to get their D levels checked, especially as winter approaches.

As to the reddit comment. Not impressed.

Thanks for the info DOT. Useful.

Real Deal
Real Deal
March 24, 2024 9:38 am

Testing.

Dot
Dot
March 24, 2024 9:41 am

I’m actually super pissed off that TB-4 is banned. There’s no good reason to do so. It’s not “performance enhancing”, it promotes healing. It’s certainly not dangerous either. Why not just impose Sharia law on athletes then?

As someone getting back into high-level amateur sport, some of the nonsense rules WADA come up with are just nuts.

John H.
John H.
March 24, 2024 9:45 am

H B Bear

 March 24, 2024 9:22 am

 Reply to  John H.

All good. The onus is to provide more than a press conference and banning me from the pub then.

The German Health Minister admitted the school closures were too severe. Denmark stopped the mandate for people under 18 to get vaxxed.

No such luck here in Aus, no admitting that the government response was too severe, that too many people were punished, that someone should have punched Norman Swan senseless.

I agree with DOT, the idea of permanent immune response damage doesn’t make much sense. The reverse transcriptase issue may explain a number of studies finding antibodies to both the spike and the nucleocapsid many months after infection. The other possibility is occult latent infection which is not that unusual with viruses. The issue with the reverse transcriptase is that unless that happened with long lived cells eventually it would wash out as the cells die.

John H.
John H.
March 24, 2024 9:57 am

Dot

 March 24, 2024 9:41 am

I’m actually super pissed off that TB-4 is banned. There’s no good reason to do so. It’s not “performance enhancing”, it promotes healing. It’s certainly not dangerous either. Why not just impose Sharia law on athletes then?

As someone getting back into high-level amateur sport, some of the nonsense rules WADA come up with are just nuts.

I wish they would leave people alone. It should be like body building. There are nattys and there are boosters. It is inevitable that increasing numbers of people will be using supplements for health, increased physical and cognitive performance. I know a couple in their mid 70s who have FBEs done every year\18 months, eat very well, take many supplements, have no chronic health conditions, are cognitively sharp, and take no meds. The future of public health is going to require that more people live like them. If not, health services will be overwhelmed.

Zafiro
Zafiro
March 24, 2024 10:03 am

Looks like Jackie Jackie Lambie, as head of a cultish political party that didn’t take any actual policies to yesterday’s Tasmanian state election, is on a mission to kill Tasmania’s new AFL team and the new Hobart stadium that had been negotiated as part of the deal.

Lambie will be after many favours to give the stadium the green light.

Rufus T Firefly
Rufus T Firefly
March 24, 2024 10:06 am

Victoria Nuland, just prior to jumping ship, stated that Russia is in for some “pleasant” surprises.

On March 7, the US Govt issued a warning to its citizens in Russia, to avoid large gatherings and specifically mentioned concerts.

The Washington Post has reported that the US had prior information on the attack in Moscow. It did not state whether or not this information was relayed to Russia.

Kirby announced that “at this time there is NO indication that Ukraine is involved in this attack”.
That seems a rather odd thing to say.
Why would a leading NeoCon make a statement on behalf of another country? Is Ukraine incapable of speaking for itself?

I am not suggesting that Ukraine was involved, given the information at hand now. That is a strange comment by Kirby though.

Many countries, including the US, have passed on their condolences.
The Lithuanian Foreign Minister, instead tweeted “Lets not lose focus”.

At this stage, there is not enough information available to complete the puzzle. Without doubt, more information will surface.

Anyone found to be involved, should not buy green bananas.

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Zafiro
Zafiro
March 24, 2024 10:07 am

By dint of their proximity to a couple of marginal electorates, Geelong FC

No marginal electorates near Geelong. All safe Labore

cohenite
March 24, 2024 10:10 am

The fat, black evil kunt going after Trump in NY is spoilt for choices about how she can steal his assets:

Three Ways Letitia James Could Collect $454M if Trump Does Not Pay (breitbart.com)

m0nty
m0nty
March 24, 2024 10:20 am

ISIS-K: it was us
US: it was ISIS-K
Ukes: it wasn’t us
Putin: it was the Ukes
db: it was probably the Ukes

It was not the Ukes.

Rufus T Firefly
Rufus T Firefly
March 24, 2024 10:28 am

“I’m a bit suss on the “permanent damage to the immune system” angle.”

The date now is March 2024.
The alleged “Pandemic” began late in 2019 in China and Northern Europe and (evidently) reached Australia in Feb/Mar 2020.
I say “alleged” because as of 2022, the Covid-19 virus, had NOT been isolated.
Work was completed on the “vaccines” by that year.
I am not an immunologist but how can a “vaccine” be developed if the virus against which it is to used, has not been isolated?

That is very much like the “annual Flu jab”.
No one has any idea of the make up of the flu virus in any given year and the vaccines are produced months in advance so that supply is available.

The chances of the flu vaccine being effective against the annual flu virus, is not just low, it is zero. Still, if logic isn’t *your thing, knock yourself out.

Back to your statement.
It is a reasonable assertion.

Had the health authorities carried out due diligence and conducted testing along the lines of every other vaccine developed, we would almost have completed phase one of three.
(If everything runs exceptionally well in vaccine technology, it takes at least ten years to get the product to market. How did they get these vaccines out in two years? Simple, skip the testing.)
This IS the problem.
Nobody knows what the long term effects of these MRNA interventions will be, because there was NO long term testing.

My GP, who I always trusted and respected, attempted to persuade me to have these experimental untested intrusions. He said that even though the testing was not long term, they tested many times more people than usual, so this substitution was ok.

I never went back.

  • I am not referring to Dot here, that is a general “you” statement.
Dot
Dot
March 24, 2024 10:43 am

I say “alleged” because as of 2022, the Covid-19 virus, had NOT been isolated.

How on earth do you know this? You’re confirming there was no lab leak, right?

cohenite
March 24, 2024 10:44 am

I didn’t know this:

~A professor at the university asked his students the following question:
– Everything that exists was created by God?
One student bravely answered:
– Yes, created by God.
– Did God create everything? – a professor asked.
“Yes, sir,” replied the student.
The professor asked :
– If God created everything, then God created evil, since it exists and according to the principle that our deeds define ourselves, then God is evil.
~The student became silent after hearing such an answer. The professor was very pleased with himself.
-He boasted to students for proving once again that faith in God is a myth.
Another student raised his hand and said:
– Can I ask you a question, professor?
“Of course,” replied the professor.
~A student got up and asked:
– Professor, is cold a thing?
– What kind of question?
Of course it exists.
Have you ever been cold?
Students laughed at the young man’s question.
The young man answered:
~ Actually, sir, cold doesn’t exist.
According to the laws of physics, what we consider cold is actually the absence of heat.
~A person or object can be studied on whether it has or transmits energy.
~Absolute zero (-460 degrees Fahrenheit) is a complete absence of heat.
All matter becomes inert and unable to react at this temperature.
~Cold does not exist.
We created this word to describe what we feel in the absence of heat.
~A student continued:
– Professor, does darkness exist?
— Of course it exists.
~ You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness also does not exist. Darkness is actually the absence of light.
~We can study the light but not the darkness.
~We can use Newton’s prism to spread white light across multiple colors and explore the different wavelengths of each color.
~You can’t measure darkness. A simple ray of light can break into the world of darkness and illuminate it. How can you tell how dark a certain space is?
~You measure how much light is presented. Isn’t it so?
~Darkness is a term man uses to describe what happens in the absence of light.
~In the end, the young man asked the professor:
– Sir, does evil exist?
This time it was uncertain, the professor answered:
– Of course, as I said before. We see him every day.
Cruelty, numerous crimes and violence throughout the world.
~These examples are nothing but a manifestation of evil.
~To this, the student answered:
~ Evil does not exist, sir, or at least it does not exist for itself.
~Evil is simply the absence of God.
~It is like darkness and cold—a man-made word to describe the absence of God.
~God did not create evil.
~Evil is not faith or love, which exist as light and warmth.
~Evil is the result of the absence of Divine love in the human heart.
~It’s the kind of cold that comes when there is no heat, or the kind of darkness that comes when there’s no light.
——Student’s name was …
~Albert Einstein~

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 24, 2024 10:50 am

Dr Bird is IN.

Roger
Roger
March 24, 2024 10:52 am

student’s name was …~Albert Einstein~

And he was channeling St. Augustine.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
March 24, 2024 10:52 am

Indolent is right. The expert witness on climate change was perfectly grilled by Senator Kennedy. Doing the rounds on Twitter as it is that good.

“Whatever else you skip today, do watch this one. The ignorance, it burns”

JC
JC
March 24, 2024 10:53 am

Westerners, at least Europeans don’t operate in this way. Ukraine wouldn’t be part of an attack on the people in the theater. This was an Islamic attack because this is what they do. For further reference, Oct 7 2023, 911 and many many others.

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Rabz
March 24, 2024 10:58 am

This was an Islamic attack because this is what they do. For further reference, Oct 7 2023, 911 and many many others

See also the Dubrovka Theatre and Beslan sieges, JC. Both in Russia.

m0nty
m0nty
March 24, 2024 11:00 am

Yeah db, funny how Muslim-majority countries ruled by Russia want to arc up about it.

rosie
rosie
March 24, 2024 11:03 am

“Yeah db, funny how Muslim-majority countries ruled by Russia want to arc up about it.”
You’re rationalising the murder of civilians by muslims.
What was the excuse, in Bali in Bataclan, in Manchester, in Melbourne?

cohenite
March 24, 2024 11:05 am

Yeah db, funny how Muslim-majority countries ruled by Russia want to arc up about it.

Sure dickless you slimebag; now explain why the muslim majority countries ruled by nobody do the hideous crimes they do. It would make sense that you as a dickless leftie would support the scum of humanity, muslims.

m0nty
m0nty
March 24, 2024 11:09 am

rosie: Russia’s imperialism is not an excuse for terrorism, but it is a reason.

Roger
Roger
March 24, 2024 11:14 am

It’s curious that ISIS-K have potentially conducted terror attacks in Iran and Russia in the space of three months.

It’s not as if they don’t have a rationale for doing so in their minds.

India & China are also potential targets due to their rapprochement with the Taliban.

And the exit of the US from the region has created a space in which they can operate more freely than before.

cohenite
March 24, 2024 11:14 am

rosie: Russia’s imperialism is not an excuse for terrorism, but it is a reason.

Islam needs no reason; it is its own raison d’etre which is to conquer and convert anything not halal.

You’re a fuking moron dickless; and your view is part of the reason the West is rooted. 

m0nty
m0nty
March 24, 2024 11:16 am

Islam needs no reason; it is its own raison d’etre which is to conquer and convert anything not halal.

Fair enough. So what is Russia’s excuse for bombing civilian targets in Ukraine day after day after day?

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 24, 2024 11:18 am

Is monty suggesting that those in attendance in the concert hall brought this on themselves?

cohenite
March 24, 2024 11:23 am

Fair enough. So what is Russia’s excuse for bombing civilian targets in Ukraine day after day after day?

They’re commie kunts led by a dictator with a tiny dick.

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
March 24, 2024 11:24 am

For Cassie (if she is watching) and others. From the Oz.

DEBORAH WIENER
?Demonising Zionists won’t spare self-hating Good Jews in the next pogrom
These days there are two kinds of Jew. There is the Jew who is proud to be a Jew, who stands up for other Jews and acknowledges that the vast majority of Jews, in Israel and the diaspora, are Zionists. 

That is, they believe in the right of Jews to self-determination in their ancient homeland. Let’s call them the Bad Jews.
Then there is the other kind. This kind is regularly wheeled out by the ABC and other left-green organisations and media, and religiously (if you will pardon the pun) begins their commentary with the words “as a Jew”. They then go on to deracinate themselves from any attachment or connection to the Bad Jews. They refer to the word Zionist with the same disgust most people use for pedophiles or animal abusers. What they do in effect is to remove their skin from the rest of them, or any part of them that has attachment to the Bad Jews, so they are ritually reborn, if you will, as Good Jews.

Good Jews march at pro-Palestinian rallies and appear on panels with those screaming for intifada and jihad and for their children to be shahid (martyrs). Good Jews make no mention of the 134 hos­tages still languishing in god knows what kind of conditions. Good Jews are feted at writers festivals and other events with unholy, or perhaps it is holy, reverence. Good Jews may have been born Jewish but they renounce it, or reject it, or refute it (to use the words of The Zone of Interest director Jonathan Glazer), revelling in the delusion that because they are Good Jews and not Bad Jews, the Gentile doors in the diaspora will magically open for them, and acceptance and love will flow, and there will be peace on earth. Or at least for them. 

Good Jews may have been born Jewish but they are not Jew-ish. That is, they do not have the spark of a Jewish soul. They do not have courage or internal fortitude. They lack, for example, the courage of a Queen Esther, who prevailed upon her husband, the king of Persia, to revoke a decree to kill all the Jews of the land. The Good Jew would have seen such a decree, no doubt, as lawful resistance. The Good Jew despises the Bad Jew. Yet, like Cain and Abel, they are inextricably joined. Two sides of a coin. Where the Good Jew seeks to demonise his cousin the Bad Jew in the hope that in the next pogrom he will be spared, the Bad Jew knows in the next pogrom no one will be spared.
The truth of that is apparent when one considers who was murdered on October 7 – the peace-loving leftists of the Gaza envelope were those who were committed to peace, to working with the Palestinians in Gaza, who took them to hospitals in Israel, who helped them with the checkpoints, who did everything they could to bring peace. These Jews were murdered, raped and mutilated just like everybody else down there. The peace-loving kids at the Nova festival were not Bad Jews. They were kids wanting to have a fun time and no doubt used some chemical assistance for that purpose.

But the Good Jews cannot bring themselves to condemn these atrocities. They regard them as lawful resistance. They are so consumed by internal self-hatred and by the desire for acceptance that they are blinded by what they see and by what they cannot see. 

Dara Horn, in her wonderful book People Love Dead Jews, writes about how, during the Greek occupation of Judea, the Jewish boys who wanted to compete in sports underwent a sort of de-circumcision so they would not be recognised as Jews. The Greeks, she writes, wanted not to exterminate the Jews, as did the Persians under King Ahasuerous, or the Nazis, or indeed Hamas or Palestinian Islamic Jihad, but to de-Judaise them. In other words, not to kill them but to remove from them any vestiges of Judaism. Hence the desire of the boys to undergo an extremely painful kind of surgery.

The Good Jews of today attempt the same kind of intellectual and moral surgery. They try to de-Judaise themselves so they will “pass” as Good Jews. It is probably tempting to be a Good Jew. After all, public spaces are rapidly becoming judenrein. So why not be a Good Jew so you can get on that panel, speak at that festival? All you have to do is to yell and scream the same phrases. Just remember to start with “as a Jew” and the rest will flow. There’s a standard vocabulary, you just need to learn it. Your new friends will salute you and fete you and herald you as a true hero, as a righteous person. 

But one day, and that day will come, much as Dorian Gray looked in the mirror, and instead of seeing a young beauty, saw a wizened freak, the Good Jew will be condemned to a lonely existence, shunned by those by whom he thought he was accepted and by those he rejected. And when they come for him, as they surely will, as they came for the peace lovers in the Gaza envelope, he can try to reason with them by saying “as a Jew”, but they won’t hear him.
All they will see is a Bad Jew.

Deborah Wiener is a Melbourne barrister who specialises in family law. She also has a deep interest in prevention of family violence, human rights and racism, and Holocaust historiography.

m0nty
m0nty
March 24, 2024 11:33 am

Is monty suggesting that those in attendance in the concert hall brought this on themselves?

No.

Roger
Roger
March 24, 2024 11:37 am

So what is Russia’s excuse for bombing civilian targets in Ukraine day after day after day?

Putin’s imperialism.

A primer.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 24, 2024 11:38 am

Is monty suggesting that those in attendance in the concert hall brought this on themselves?

Of course!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 24, 2024 11:43 am

Nightmare road accident.

Queensland Police suspect driver may have failed to give way before fiery crash on Bruce Highway in Maryborough West (Sky News, 23 Mar)

Queensland Police in a statement said two vehicles caught on fire in the collision, which involved two semi-trailers, a hatchback, dual cab ute and a caravan trailer. … Both trucks were loaded, with one carrying lithium batteries and the other transferring tonnes of watermelons.

It is understood one of the trucks collided with the man’s car then hit the second semi-trailer, with both trucks bursting “into flames instantaneously” police said. … Locals reported hearing loud explosions after the crash, likely from the batteries, with the fire taking some time to be extinguished by sevens crews who responded.

Admittedly a petrol tanker would be even worse, but the firefighters would have a job on their hands putting out a truckload of burning Li batteries.

Baba
Baba
March 24, 2024 11:44 am

The 2014 Maidan massacre in Kiev must have been ISIS.

JC
JC
March 24, 2024 11:44 am

m0nty

March 24, 2024 11:09 am

rosie: Russia’s imperialism is not an excuse for terrorism, but it is a reason.

Killing innocent people?

m0nty
m0nty
March 24, 2024 11:49 am

Putin’s imperialism.

Glad to see you agree with me, Roger.

JC
JC
March 24, 2024 11:54 am

Roger

March 24, 2024 11:37 am

So what is Russia’s excuse for bombing civilian targets in Ukraine day after day after day?

Putin’s imperialism.

A primer.

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Is that the first downtick you’ve received? Congrats, Roger. 🙂

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Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 24, 2024 11:57 am

This guy is going to be a tad confused when the new Labor-Green coalition government starts clear-felling forests to put up wind farms.

Tasmania’s tall eucalypt forests will be wiped out by heat waves unless we step in to help them (Phys.org, 23 Mar)

As heat waves intensify, Tasmania’s tall eucalypt forests will reach a tipping point. Trees will die. The forest we know today will be lost forever.

Well when they get cut down for all those turbines they will certainly die, he’s right about that. Here’s who he is (I’m making an assumption about gender, yes I know):

Tim Wardlaw

Research Associate, University of Tasmania

Disclosure statement

I receive funding from the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network.

Tassie is a complete basket case. Give it to New Zealand.

Rabz
March 24, 2024 12:04 pm

As heat waves intensify, Tasmania’s tall eucalypt forests will reach a tipping point. Trees will die

Here’s a solution, greenfilth – clear fell the bloody things before they die and put the timber to some positive use.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 24, 2024 12:05 pm

m0nty

 March 24, 2024 10:20 am

ISIS-K: it was us

US: it was ISIS-K

Ukes: it wasn’t us

Putin: it was the Ukes

db: it was probably the Ukes

It was not the Ukes.

This intelligence assessment brought to you by the newly appointed Director of Central Intelligence, mUnturd the First.

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 24, 2024 12:12 pm

Is Islamic imperialism therefore also a reason for terrorism? Did you defend the NZ mosque attack on those grounds?

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 24, 2024 12:12 pm

A commenter at Smalldeadanimals”
jeppo
March 23, 2024 at 2:06 pm
ISIS released a photo of the 4 terrorists allegedly taken just before they set off on their mission. This photo just confuses things further.
1. Their faces are blurred out, unlike virtually every other jihadist photo/video, where the “martyrs” proudly show their faces.
2. Since when do ISIS “martyrs” not martyrize themselves? Surely they could have slaughtered many more civilians if they stuck around instead of fleeing, and taken at least some of the cops out when they finally showed up. But they wanted to live.
3. There are no “Allahu Akbars” spoken in the videos of the attack, which is strange since Muslim terrorists typically scream that over and over when carrying out an attack. And while being interrogated none of them mention Allah or Islam, but instead claim they did it for the money.
4. They are doing the Shahada (profession of the faith, pointing to the sky) in the pic, except it’s with their left hands. No Muslim would ever do the Shahada with their left hand, it’s strictly Haram.
5. It’s implied that the terrorists are wearing the same clothes in the pic as those they were captured in. Although at first glance this seems correct, and many people online seem to think this is proof that they’re the same guys, upon closer inspection they are clearly wearing different shirts than the ones the terrorists were wearing when captured.
6. ISIS martyrs almost always prerecord videos of themselves pledging allegiance to ISIS, so everybody knows for sure it was them. If such videos exist why hasn’t ISIS released them?
7. Why were the terrorists fleeing towards Ukraine? Russia borders 14 different nations, yet these guys ignored the seemingly easier routes and thought they could escape across the front lines of an active war zone where they would surely be surveilled, captured or killed trying?
The ISIS photo and lots of additional info can be found here:
https://twitter.com/MyLordBebo

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 24, 2024 12:14 pm

m0nty

 March 24, 2024 11:09 am

rosie: Russia’s imperialism is not an excuse for terrorism, but it is a reason.

Is Islamic imperialism therefore also a reason for terrorism? Did you defend the NZ mosque attack on those grounds?

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 24, 2024 12:16 pm

Ivan’s bombing civilian targets in Ukraine day after day after day?
I thought the NATO member countries’ overwhelming technical and economic advantages had reduced them to using shovels.

cohenite
March 24, 2024 12:17 pm

Watched a very good copy of His Girl Friday last night. One of the best screwballs and arguably the darkest. Underneath the wit, panache and charisma of its stars, Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell and an ensemble of the best character actors of the time, 1940, It shows why the MSM is a leftie morass.

The basic scenario is a down trodden guy is scheduled for hanging for shooting a cop. Being about a leftie newspaper all they are concerned with is justifying what the unemployed, poverty stricken sap did, not the dead cop and his grieving family which doesn’t get a mention. The sap is down trodden so he is a designated leftie victim who’s crimes are not his fault but the systems. The movie is template for this leftie psychology which is now fuking the West. If you are a victim recognised by the left there is no blame to what you do: full steam ahead if you’re a trannie, muzzie, 3rd nations etc.

But as I say the movie is very witty and the stars so brilliant that it sucks you in. It’s only later you realise you didn’t get a blowjob but that your dick was chewed off. Here is the colourised version:

His Girl Friday | COLORIZED | Cary Grant | Classic Romantic Movie (youtube.com)

John H.
John H.
March 24, 2024 12:23 pm

lotocoti

 March 24, 2024 12:16 pm

Ivan’s bombing civilian targets in Ukraine day after day after day?

I thought the NATO member countries’ overwhelming technical and economic advantages had reduced them to using shovels.

Cancerous. If the primary tumor isn’t removed ASAP metastasis’s pop up everywhere.

Roger
Roger
March 24, 2024 12:38 pm

Broad church devotees seek heresy trial:

A prominent anti-abortion campaigner has won control of a Brisbane division of the Liberal National party, prompting alarm among moderates that “fringe infiltrators” were attempting to increase their influence as polls point to a state election win.

Alan Baker, a former vice-president of the anti-abortion lobby group Cherish Life, was elected chair of the LNP’s Griffith federal divisional council (FDC) by two votes on Thursday night.

One LNP moderate said it was “absurd” the party would choose Baker to lead a progressive inner-city division.

The Guardian

Muddy
Muddy
March 24, 2024 12:41 pm

It’s interesting that few – if any – of the usual suspects define Chinese expansion as ‘imperialism.’

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 24, 2024 1:09 pm

When I hear ‘moderate’ I think of trash like Payne and Photios and feel somewhat queezie

Indolent
Indolent
March 24, 2024 1:15 pm

I say “alleged” because as of 2022, the Covid-19 virus, had NOT been isolated.

How on earth do you know this? You’re confirming there was no lab leak, right?

It does exist, as a manmade bioweapon. It was literally cobbled together. Let me quote David Martin again, who stated at least two years ago that every part of it had been patented over the past two decades or so.

Roger
Roger
March 24, 2024 1:32 pm

Progressive chickens coming home to roost:

A plush Los Angeles neighbourhood that is home to activist basketball player Le Bron James & Jennifer Lopez also hosts a mansion occupied by squatters who hold all-night raves. Needless to say, locals – including James – are unhappy.

To add insult to injury, utilities to the property are being covered by the state government (i.e. the CA taxpayer) and local authorities refuse to evict the occupants because “squatters have rights.”

The US$4.5m estate was previously owned by a doctor accused of hiring a hitman to murder his girlfriend.

Indolent
Indolent
March 24, 2024 1:45 pm
JC
JC
March 24, 2024 1:55 pm

Arky

March 24, 2024 1:40 pm

Reply to  Oh come on

Ssshhhh.

Don’t startle the dunces with anything that might make them question their dumb compliance during the entire fiasco.

The smart ones were the unemployed obviously. They didn’t have to comply as they didn’t have jobs or businesses to lose.

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Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 24, 2024 2:15 pm

Online giant Redbubble savaged over anti-Israel propaganda

  • EXCLUSIVE

By john ferguson

  • Associate Editor
  • 1:35PM March 24, 2024
  • 1 Comment

Online retail giant Redbubble is providing a global platform for anti-Israel propaganda that includes expletive-laden messaging and calls to boycott the country’s products, sparking condemnation from a Jewish leader.
Redbubble is promoting for sale anti-Semitic t-shirts that scream “F**k Israel” and “Boycott Israel” as well as other related merchandise including stickers, posters and iPhone cases.
The Boycott Israel t-shirt is linked to the long-running Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement which has a record of targeting businesses with links to Israel.
Redbubble is also providing a platform for political messages opposing Israel that suggest that “resistance becomes a duty” when “injustice becomes normal’’.
Anti-Defamation Commission chair Dvir Abramovich has called for an end to the sale of the items on Redbubble, which describes itself as a third party marketplace where artists can upload their designs.
The F..k Israel, End Apartheid t-shirt can be bought on Redbubble for $26.69, in 18 different colours.
Dr Abramovich said the more extreme messaging could not be tolerated, adding that Redbubble’s role in the sales was a show of disrespect for those murdered by Hamas last October 7.
“Companies own the message of the products they sell, and as one of Australia’s biggest online sellers, the company should not be an incubator and a cesspool of antisemitism, extremism and anti-Israel propaganda,’’ he said.
“And it should not function as a gateway for anyone to enter a world of pure hatred.
“It is inexcusable for Redbubble to put out the welcome mat for anyone to promote their evil and genocidal agenda through items that include excusing the atrocities of October 7 under the cover of “resistance” is a “duty” and stickers with calls to exterminate Israel and its boycott. “By doing so, Redbubble is showing zero respect to the Jewish community and the more than 1400 Israelis murdered by the terrorists of Hamas.”
Redbubble claims to help sell products produced by hundreds of thousands of artists.
A spokeswoman for Redbubble owner Articore, whjich is Melbourne-based, said it was a third party marketplace where independent creators uploaded their own designs.
“We continuously strive to strike the right balance between legitimate content moderation and artistic expression,’’ she said.
“We have strict community policies against, among other things, racism, promotion of violence, and vilification but we do allow for legitimate political discussion including criticism of governments, political parties and states.’’
She said the two t-shirts did not violate company policies.
The row comes after more than 32,000 people have died in Gaza and growing concern over the welfare of hundreds of thousands of Palestinian survivors, as well as Jewish hostages.

The well-chronicled deaths of Palestinians has fuelled anger, especially in Muslim countries, although none has provided the opportunity for the large-scale repatriation of people.?

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 24, 2024 2:27 pm

This intelligence assessment brought to you by the newly appointed Director of Central Intelligence, mUnturd the First.

i believe the title is:

Director of Intelligences, Clowning, and Knavery. (Home, Everywhere, Anywhere Division)

When you extract the acronym you can see he is uniquely qualified.

Indolent
Indolent
March 24, 2024 2:30 pm

Don’t let the shrill headline put you off. This isn’t really about Kate, it’s about the frighteningly exponential improvement in AI technology. Just to add a personal opinion, she did look somewhat robotic but what really caught my eye was her beautiful hair. Doesn’t chemo generally affect that? Just like with the photo, the point is not that she has to account to us in any way, it’s that we shouldn’t be lied to and deliberately misled.

Palace’s Latest Kate Video HEAVILY Questioned|The TRUTH will SHOCK You|William Questioned About…

Delta A
Delta A
March 24, 2024 2:40 pm

Test.

Oh, I see.

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Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 24, 2024 2:49 pm

Looks like you passed, Delta.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 24, 2024 3:05 pm

Daily Mails announcing that racist fans will boycott the James Bond films, if a Jewish actor is selected to play Bond.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
March 24, 2024 3:10 pm

My god, people are so selfish. At a coffee shop and all the people on their own using the four seat tables instead of the two seat tables.

So three of us are crammed together facing the same way.

Can anyone provide a reason why I shouldn’t abuse them for their selfishness?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 24, 2024 3:14 pm

It’s a couple of steps short of the Petrov Affair, but (the Tele):

A Russian spy is a step closer to being deported after it was revealed in a secret tribunal hearing that she tried to make friends with submarine workers in Adelaide while working in the space industry.

Righto.

Irish citizen turned Kremlin spy Marina Sologub

‘Irish citizen’. Ah yes. A traditional Celtic name. You can tell.

has been declared a risk to Australia’s national security amid ASIO claims she infiltrated the country’s space industry to spy.

Despite declaring her innocence 12 months ago to a television network, more details have emerged about her espionage as Sologub attempted to have ASIO’s assessment of her reviewed.

Reviewed by who? The Penrith Council?

The assessment was issued last year, triggering the cancellation of her visa. She now awaits deportation in an immigration detention centre.

And:

An ASIO assessment officer told the tribunal that after Sologub arrived in Australia, a Russian official told her they were “interested in everything” and she relayed information about her work to Russian officials via WhatsApp.

ASIO said Sologub also had befriended an Adelaide submarine worker around the time the historic AUKUS defence deal was being announced. The tribunal heard she became friendly with the man after being introduced to him through her son.

ASIO’s assessment officer told the hearing, Sologub remained a security threat because she could still act as a “talent scout” for Russia – despite her cover being blown.

That’s the way, Russkies. Flog that horse.

Sologub, who migrated from Kazakhstan to Ireland as a teenager, told a news network last year: “I was never a spy … I know I’m innocent and I will prove it.”

From the pics accompanying the piece, the only thing Ms Sologub’s innocent of is dodging cheeseburgers.

The decision to uphold her security assessment labelling her a risk was upheld by the tribunal, moving her a step closer to being deported.

Excellent.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 24, 2024 3:15 pm

if a Jewish actor is selected to play Bond.

who is the Jewish actor?

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 24, 2024 3:17 pm

Around ten years or more ago, Russians were being fast tracked into DSTO.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 24, 2024 3:25 pm

Breaking news, from the Daily Mail. Labor has conceded defeat in Tasmania.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 24, 2024 3:43 pm

Breaking news, from the Daily Mail. Labor has conceded defeat in Tasmania.

Or, more precisely, switching tactics from ridiculously optimistic promises to dishonest characterisations of the government.

One option never considered is to tell the truth.

The vice of the Libs is always cowardice – but they cling to their cravenness the way Labor does to deceit.

So a good policy the Libs might settle upon will be lied about by Labor and the Libs will fold. In a way Labor wins.

Harlequin Decline
March 24, 2024 3:56 pm

Saw a couple of firsts for me the last couple of days

A peregrine falcon at North Head, looked a little damp so may have gotten too close to the waves.

An Ineos Grenadier( the Landrover Defender look-alike) being driven. Looked the goods but I don’t know how the dealership, reliability, accessories etc are working out.

JC
JC
March 24, 2024 3:57 pm

Mother Lode

March 24, 2024 3:43 pm

Breaking news, from the Daily Mail. Labor has conceded defeat in Tasmania.

Or, more precisely, switching tactics from ridiculously optimistic promises to dishonest characterisations of the government.

One option never considered is to tell the truth.

The vice of the Libs is always cowardice – but they cling to their cravenness the way Labor does to deceit.

So a good policy the Libs might settle upon will be lied about by Labor and the Libs will fold. In a way Labor wins.

I think what Dover earlier about the Libs down there makes a greast deal of sense. Promote business and have lots of oldies settling down there.

I think it’s the first comment of his I’ve ever agreed with. 🙂

dover0beach

March 23, 2024 8:26 pm

Tasmania could easily become a conservative enclave given the small size of the population. You would only need 30-50K voting age conservatives to move there to turn a state and federal election. You could engineer this partly via sensible policy at the state level that promoted agriculture, niche crafts and manufacturing, and the like that would attract young families, retirees, etc.

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Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 24, 2024 4:01 pm

Labor has conceded defeat in Tasmania.

The Paywallian have unusually not paywalled their politics thread.

Tas Liberals begin talks with independents, JLN (24 Mar)

Tasmania’s Liberals have started negotiations with independents and the Jacqui Lambie Network to try to form government, as Labor concedes it is unlikely to be able to do so.

Caretaker Premier Jeremy Rockliff, whose Liberals on Saturday night failed to gain a majority but will hold the most seats, said on Sunday he had started discussions with likely independents and the JLN. More

Labor leader – who is yet to flag whether she will seek to remain leader– conceded it was “very unlikely” her party could form government.“On the outcome of the result yesterday, it seems very unlikely the Labor Party can form government,” Ms White said on Sunday. “I respect that outcome, I respect the will of the people.”She said it was most likely, given constitutional conventions, that Governor would first ask the incumbent Liberals to test their support on the floor of parliament.However, it appears Labor would be willing to step in, should the Liberals not survive a no-confidence motion. The Greens, who will have four to six seats, have called for a change of government.With the final make-up of the parliament to be unclear until all postal votes are received and the preference carve up begins on April 2, the state is entering a period of political limbo.It appears the Liberals are likely to have 13 to 15 seats, Labor 10 or 11, the Greens 4 to 6, the Jacqui Lambie Network 2-3 and that up three independents could be elected.Senator Lambie has said it will be up to her MPs to decide who to support to govern, but that the Liberals had done themselves “no favours” by attacking her party with a fake website during the campaign.On Sunday, she told The Australian that, given it was not known which of her MPs would be elected, it was too soon to say what attitude the party would take.“We have no idea who will be elected – we are just all staying grounded,” she said.Greens leader suggested whoever formed government would need to heed her party’s policy positions. “The Greens will have a big say in the next parliament,” Dr Woodruff said.“We’ve been very clear about our agenda in this campaign and we won’t stop from trying to achieve it – and that is big improvements for renters, big improvements for the environment, big improvements in the health system.”The party would seek to kill the stadium to divert more funding to health and housing.It was “not true” that the Liberals had won a victory but it was “very early days” in terms of whether the Greens would underwrite a Labor minority government.“We’re going to sit back, take stock of what’s unfolding and wait until the count comes in and just be open to the conversations at that point,” she said.

Ms Lambie has been roasting the Libs this weekend, so I don’t know which way it will go. But the Greens’ manifest destiny imaginations do seem a little over the top.

Oh come on
Oh come on
March 24, 2024 4:30 pm

The smart ones were the unemployed obviously. They didn’t have to comply as they didn’t have jobs or businesses to lose.

i have never criticised or demonised those who were financially press-ganged into getting the death shots when they didn’t want to. They are victims themselves.

Castigating them is also counterproductive. If you want do what you can to ensure the state never tries this on us again, it will take more people to do this than just the hold-outs who, one way or another, managed to dodge the mandates. We need those who weren’t able to and look back in anger, as well. That makes a much larger group of people primed to resist.

Alienating the unwilling vaxxed by imposing some stupid purity test on them and never missing a chance to rub their noses in their failure to pass it is strategically boneheaded. I can forgive many of those that do this because they themselves were persecuted by the state for not complying and paid a heavy price as a consequence, although I hope they are able to get over their hostility towards the coerced proportion of the population.

  1. They jumped the gun by a day. They’ve a new one up now: Iran-Israel LIVE: Middle East tensions reach boiling…

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