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The Three Marys at the Tomb, William Adolphe Bouguereau, 1876


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Johnny Rotten
March 30, 2024 8:13 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 30, 2024 8:04 pm

Comments on the article over on the Oz, about how Albanese is the worst Prime Minister since Whitlam, are becoming interesting. The usual suspects are emerging to list Whitlam’s achievements, and how the country was robbed in 1975…

LOL. Apparently this Continent was robbed in 1788 with those rotten people who spoke English and had fire arms and technology. Bad people who can only give $40 Billion a year to the brown people who suffer so much now,

Welcome to Country. The Land of the Free Loader/Dollar.

And the Taxpayer.

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Rabz
March 30, 2024 8:20 pm

Shine on, shine on,
shine a light on me
In all of my life
So that much more I see

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
March 30, 2024 8:21 pm

However, the reality is the Chinese system is opaque and we don’t really know what is going on behind the scenes. Outsiders have been forecasting China’s economic ruin for some time.

I work in resources and my expert opinion stops there. However I read a lot about a sizable trading partner of this country.

My opinion we won’t know about the collapse till it happens. I am on very good terms with someone who used to work in senior Canberra circles in 1989. Apparently the speed of the collapse of the Soviet Union caught a lot off guard.

Happy to be corrected by Speedbox or other Cats in that field.

Indolent
Indolent
March 30, 2024 8:24 pm
Rabz
March 30, 2024 8:24 pm

Apparently the speed of the collapse of the soviet onion caught a lot off guard

Top Men, getting it very wrong, again.

Johnny Rotten
March 30, 2024 8:24 pm

Oh come on
March 30, 2024 8:13 pm

25 years ago people were talking about how colossal bad debts run up by thousands of zombie state-owned enterprises were supposed to torpedo the Chinese banking system and thus the Chinese economy. The coming collapse was supposed to be imminent. It hasn’t happened.

You need to talk to Junior Cretin who is the self appointed Blog Milk Monitor here.

The Gawd Awful or God Oracle. I can never get it right with the Mafioso Fat Nose Bully. Maybe the awful bit works better. LOL

Oh come on
Oh come on
March 30, 2024 8:24 pm

Link

So this driver was clocked doing 171 in a 110 zone with a BAC of 0.107 and 5 passengers in a 5 seater car – four of them children, one a toddler on an adult’s lap in the back seat…and the guy was driving on a suspended licence.

That is so reckless and irresponsible, it is verging on impressive. If he had have been texting at the time he was caught, that would have put him over the top.

Delta A
Delta A
March 30, 2024 8:29 pm

Ulysses by James Joyce.

Probably the most pretentious, overrated ‘novel’ ever spawned from a diseased imagination. Utter trash!

Roger
Roger
March 30, 2024 8:33 pm

Either China is extremely good at keeping an ever-increasing number of plates spinning on sticks, or they know something the naysayers don’t. And the more time passes, the more I think the latter is the correct view.

A rapidly ageing population, property prices in freefall despite government intervention, foreign investment down and Western expats leaving, an unemployment rate 2 pts+ above Western nations…

I’d suggest Mr. Xi’s plate spinning abilities are being tested.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 30, 2024 8:39 pm

Heavy Metal was awesome. I’m through being cool.

Through Being Cool – Devo (1981)

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 30, 2024 8:39 pm

Oh come on

 March 30, 2024 8:13 pm

25 years ago people were talking about how colossal bad debts run up by thousands of zombie state-owned enterprises were supposed to torpedo the Chinese banking system and thus the Chinese economy. The coming collapse was supposed to be imminent. It hasn’t happened.

Having, with exceedingly few exceptions, failed to notice that Soviet economic statistics were works of fiction better than War and Peace (and just as long), economic forecasters have been furiously forecasting imminent Chinese collapse so that, should it ever happen, they can say in unison “See, we told you”.

Johnny Rotten
March 30, 2024 8:41 pm

Rabz
March 30, 2024 8:20 pm

Shine on, shine on,

Shine on me you Crazy Diamond………………

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiXNIjGX1hY

Boambee John
Boambee John
March 30, 2024 8:46 pm

RokDok

About the only Soviet watcher who got it correct was Paul Dibb, in a book in the early 1980s titled The Incomplete Superpower. He claimed, to the disdain of the bureaucracy, academia, politicians and the media, that Soviet economic performance was far worse than the statistics indicated.

He was right, but there seemed to be few apologies from his critics.

Rabz
March 30, 2024 8:51 pm
JC
JC
March 30, 2024 8:52 pm

Oh come on

March 30, 2024 8:13 pm

25 years ago people were talking about how colossal bad debts run up by thousands of zombie state-owned enterprises were supposed to torpedo the Chinese banking system and thus the Chinese economy. The coming collapse was supposed to be imminent. It hasn’t happened.

Yes, that’s true, OCO. I was skeptical of the country falling into the abyss then. You can check the back pages, as I didn’t think there was a problem for one good reason. The economy was growing at around 7% to 8% a year, but now economic growth has slowed down to perhaps zero , despite the official projections. Coming out of the COVID lockdowns, China was the only decent-sized economy that’d experienced deflation.

A lot of the bad debts have been handled, as the Economist describes. They’ve even had their sovereign wealth fund lay off some of the debt.

The other issue is that the provinces are very indebted, which, by some accounts, raises China’s debt levels to 250% of GDP. These provincial governments relied a great deal on land sales for their income, and that’s pretty much closed up.
 
This is why you see China desperately trying to increase exports. They’re trying to mitigate the loss of domestic demand by creating income through exports. The government doesn’t even care about return on capital. It’s focused on keeping the economy afloat.

The stock market doesn’t believe them, which is why it’s down. Ultimately, you have to pay the piper.

Look, if they try too hard to export, they will find as they are now, countries will raise barriers.
 

Roger
Roger
March 30, 2024 8:52 pm

Apparently the speed of the collapse of the Soviet Union caught a lot off guard.

Paul Dibb predicted it.

Still publishing occasionally and worth reading too.

Johnny Rotten
March 30, 2024 8:53 pm

Boambee John March 30, 2024 8:39 pm

Oh come on

March 30, 2024 8:13

If you have ever believed those Soviet statistics and shite. Get This. The ‘Horse Tralian’ CPI is the same BS.

Roger
Roger
March 30, 2024 8:53 pm

Snap, BJ.

JC
JC
March 30, 2024 8:56 pm

The other problem for China is that they have a controlled currency and all sorts of tight capital controls. It’s not allowed to float because if it was allowed the currency would fall much further. If the Chinese move toward devaluation everyone is going to be on their back and push for more barriers and threats of sanctions.

Semi fixed currencies are a serious problem when there’s domestic turbulence.

And by the way, I have my money where my mouth is. I’ve been long a put option for the past month and have 11 months to go. It’s a large position, however because it’s an option, I can’t lose more than the premium I paid. If Chinese goes down, the Aussie dollar will sink like the Baltimore bridge.

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Rabz
March 30, 2024 8:59 pm

What might we want, Cats – Heaven or Las Vegas?

Johnny Rotten
March 30, 2024 9:03 pm

Roger
March 30, 2024 8:52 pm

Apparently the speed of the collapse of the Soviet Union caught a lot off guard.

NOT Ronnie Rayguns or Maggy. They knew.

And Ronny Rayguns and Margaret Thatcher did it, The West was the Best. Then.

Rabz
March 30, 2024 9:05 pm

err, JC – it’s a long weekend, Squire – no need to essay complex economic concepts when we may all be relaxatratin’

Johnny Rotten
March 30, 2024 9:10 pm

And by the way, I have my money where my mouth is. I’ve been long a put option for the past month and have 11 months to go. It’s a large position, however because it’s an option, I can’t lose more than the premium I paid. If Chinese goes down, the Aussie dollar will sink like the Baltimore bridge.

This will be very interesting.

And I am neutral on this. Good Luck and I mean it.

JR

Rabz
March 30, 2024 9:12 pm

OK, Cats – Song to the Siren covers.

Who did it best? For starters:

The Buckley, purveying the original on the Monkees’ Show 1968

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 30, 2024 9:12 pm

Lots of steaming.

Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Fanfare For The Common Man (Live at Olympic Stadium, Montreal, 1977)

I used to have the LP on vinyl but gave it away. The news today is that vinyls are now outselling CDs. We live in a strange age Cats.

JC
JC
March 30, 2024 9:13 pm

Thanks for letting me know, Rabz.

————————–

Get a load of the MSCI China ETF. In Feb 2021 it hit a high of US$87. It’s down to US$39.73.- a drop of 50% plus in 3 and a bit years.

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Rabz
March 30, 2024 9:15 pm
Rabz
March 30, 2024 9:18 pm
Johnny Rotten
March 30, 2024 9:18 pm
Rabz
March 30, 2024 9:19 pm
Rabz
March 30, 2024 9:20 pm
Rabz
March 30, 2024 9:28 pm

Walk on

Walk on … 🙂

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 30, 2024 10:00 pm

LOL. Apparently this Continent was robbed in 1788 with those rotten people who spoke English and had fire arms and technology. Bad people who can only give $40 Billion a year to the brown people who suffer so much now,

Drunk, and rather truculent Indigenous, in a local bottleshop.

“So, what did you white counts ever do for Aborigines anyway?”

“Introduced the motor car to a culture that never invented the wheel” was the reply.

shatterzzz
March 30, 2024 10:03 pm

So you read this tale of “woe” (yes, another.. FFS) about “innocents” in Gaza and you wonder why the most important point isn’t asked/questioned .. If his wife & kids are stuck in Gaza, & have been for quite awhile, apparently, how come he is in Sydney …..?
https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/sydney-man-s-wife-and-three-children-to-be-evacuated-from-war-torn-gaza/ar-BB1kKH8i?ocid=hpmsn&cvid=5e649de6db5a425ebd68247c6b84f489&ei=40

Indolent
Indolent
March 30, 2024 10:13 pm
Rabz
March 30, 2024 10:45 pm
Rabz
March 30, 2024 11:05 pm

Miss Ellen – turning up the sexiness – what a voice, what cheekbones, what bangs, what a figure …

What’s a matter babee?

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
March 30, 2024 11:08 pm

Indolent
March 30, 2024 10:15 pm

FBI interrogates Americans over social media posts ‘every day, all day long,’ agent says

She’s obviously an anti-semitic loon, it’s not unreasonable for the fbi to want to find out whether or not she is a dangerous anti-semitic loon, or just the usual gabby sort.

Rabz
March 30, 2024 11:38 pm

The Buckingham, engaging in a bit o’ California Dreaming …

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 30, 2024 11:44 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw7nbl1el8s

The IMMORTAL Eric Burdon and the Animals – “Sky Pilot..”

Mark Bolton
March 31, 2024 12:16 am

I came here Once Upon a Time for Professor Bunyip Salad Days indeed … and have poppped in occasionally since, as an In Vitro Experiment in Entropy .. to watch all of you snot gobblers who … though Upper Middle Class never quite got to dance with Maddona or hire the Lear Jet .. and now it is all Rock Ribbed Conservatism and ..filthy disgracefull bad manners … are somehow a Cat Brand name for Badinage YOU SEE IT AS A GOOD THING ..and think it is funny !! … HA HA Cant stand the Heat …. then get away from the disfunctional Wembly Downs Bowls Club..Men Behaving Badly Harumpf Harumpf … … You dont have the Manson lamps for here Sonny …

Hells Bells in five years or so someone is going to be having to wipe your backsides … because most of you are barely capable of it now …

At Least Professor Bunyip got out whilst he still was ahead …

Johnny Rotten
March 31, 2024 12:39 am

Mark Bolton
March 31, 2024 12:16 am

Fark me. When You think that that Junior Cretin is not there,,,,,,,,,,,,,,What a Tosser.

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Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 31, 2024 12:43 am

an In Vitro Experiment in Entropy ..

all of you snot gobblers

filthy disgracefull bad manners … are somehow a Cat Brand name for Badinage

disfunctional Wembly Downs Bowls Club..Men Behaving Badly Harumpf dont have the Manson lamps for here Sonny …

Hells Bells in five years or so someone is going to be having to wipe your backsides … because most of you are barely capable of it now …

The ‘Booka Bus is not travelling well tonight.

Peace, man. Peace out.

Johnny Rotten
March 31, 2024 1:01 am

Knuckle Dragger
 March 31, 2024 12:43 am

an In Vitro Experiment in Entropy ..

all of you snot gobblers

filthy disgracefull bad manners … are somehow a Cat Brand name for Badinage

disfunctional Wembly Downs Bowls Club..Men Behaving Badly Harumpf dont have the Manson lamps for here Sonny …

Hells Bells in five years or so someone is going to be having to wipe your backsides … because most of you are barely capable of it now …

The ‘Booka Bus is not traveYoulling well tonight.
Peace, man. Peace out.

You sound like a real Nutter. And You Are,

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Mark Bolton
March 31, 2024 1:23 am

Dover .. It really would be best if a more general reply option could be posted down stream .. I know I have been referencing GAB as a good example… not for the politics … a different discussion

And Again I belive that GAB got attacked ( and still is ) But apparently the way Mastodon is structured it cant be messed with for technical reasons I dont understand ..

Again this format is much better … I Loved the BB style of the 90s .. and Netiquette …Proff Bunyip we miss You Brother .. .. but Hey

“The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.”

I am so glad I enjoyed it when I could …

Peace

Mark Bolton
March 31, 2024 2:15 am

I know folks do post lengthy an informative travelogues here .. this will also be one … but slighty Different ..

Dover … a proper blog should ..be able to make the conversation , even if nested . accessible to the casual reader should they wish to join in .. but easy to skip by if they dont .. again Gab does it well ..here is what i mean ..

“Bad Idea to make one’s self a hostage to Fortune because it only leads one way … Helps the Soul to listen and try not to be right about everything … My Father was much more fortuante then me in so far as He was always steadfast in His ideals ..no further information required to bolster His perspective since the mid 90s …

Got confusing … wasn’t sure which end to feed and which end to wipe .. at which point it made little difference … But at least He Kept to His Ideas !!! My Dad Converted to Catholicism ..in the mid 90s … and of course so did My Mum and I .. then He had a change of heart … as so often happens with unsteady ideologues … The breeze changed direction apparently … he couldnt explain why he did in the first place …and then why he didnt ..after He stopped .. But at least he stuck to His principles , such as they happened to be ) and any one who disagreed was a bearded Leftie !!! In Both Incarnations !! By Golly !!
then Mum died (dont put carpet on the stairs Dad … mate you have been in the mining industry) … a broken neck of femur will do that to a Mother in Her late 70s…
and I didnt die ..well at least not yet …
wanna see Manson Lamps ? “Dad .. that carpet .. those stairs … we talked about that?”
But at least He was an Example of someone who always put Beards and Lefties in their proper place … He would have wowwed you blokes rotten !!

And it gets better ..It took the Ambos 45 minute to find Mum’s house … No proper address no street signs … No Emergency Plan of action AT ALL … And Dad was in the Mining Game … sod all use there as well apparently … But at least He Never Voted Labor !!!! Commies Beards and Lefties !! By Thunder … Rock Ribbed Conservatives need not make state institutions like First responders jobs easy for them … Damn Commies !!
But I dont want to come across as the sort of Bloke that posts
Peace Out man … No we need Men Of ACTION !!! ”

Now the GAB format would have had that visible in the thread or easily ignored .. or It might inspire interaction .. Amazing the difference an indent makes !!

Peace

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
March 31, 2024 2:37 am

This West Papua series has been an absolute corker. If you were to put a price tag on all the fish they have caught over here, it would be monumental.

Healthy reefs and corals over there. Stunning actually.

Climate change? … pffft.

—-

Back 2 Basics Adventures:

4 WEEKS IN WEST PAPUA (Was this a good idea!?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4IdA5QWmcw

Hugh
Hugh
March 31, 2024 3:14 am

Thanks Cohenite and Roger.

I was thinking about reading Wuthering Heights. I have read and enjoyed War and Peace. Tolstoy was a master of characterization. Don Quixote is on my radar, but The Civil War I had not heard of and will look into shortly.

Tom
Tom
March 31, 2024 4:00 am
Mark Bolton
March 31, 2024 4:57 am

Dover ..GAB gives you notifications … that way you can buy into a conversation … and stay there … Then Things can go wildly Off Topic because the posts and responses are tied together … If you want to reprise on the OP you can do that too .. a conversation might start off on the conflict in Eastern Europe … and then unfold into a lengthy and detailed conversation about the career of Richard Feynman … without derailing anything … and then you can switch back onto the OT…

I reiterate … I dont ever want to become a regular on the Cat … I went off with Proff Bunyip and it is all just nostalgia from here on … you guys do what amuses you …

Mark Bolton
March 31, 2024 5:09 am

Dover GAB ..as I say not just GAB but the Mastodon engine has ~block~ function … so no one pisses and moans about “strap ons ” ..OK if you find my posts annoying then just block me … easy … two mouse clicks … I ~block~ all Flat Earthers on GAB no fusss. Saves likes of KD compiling a Resume on me … and leaping back into the “fray” with “Bus Booka” crap except that it really gives him red eyes … … Dover this is Kiddie stuff . This sort of format worked well back in the 90s … but is no longer fit for purpose .. sadly ..

Peace

Mark Bolton
March 31, 2024 5:26 am

See this BB works in a chronological sequence …. Imagine you are a Librarian and arrange the books in a Chronological Order as they are acquired … Fuck it remind me of when Data Bases first came out and people treated them like bits of paper …. with no interconnection …

Sorry to do a “hair tear” … as if I had much left … But Dover ..this ain’t working … and you cant trust me becuase I dont have a dog in this fight ..you will rarely see me if ever … I used to use this as an aggregator resource … but it is no longer useful.. even for that … Links posted are to some forlorn crap Right Wing Nut baggery ..Or else some specific Stock Trading interest where there are far better and more professional means of communication …

But As I say …

I have no dog in this fight .. amuse yourselves …

Mark Bolton
March 31, 2024 5:28 am

OH gosh you still have the Tone monitoring … OK

See this BB works in a chronological sequence …. Imagine you are a Librarian and arrange the books in a Chronological Order as they are acquired … Oh Golly it reminds me of when Data Bases first came out and people treated them like bits of paper …. with no interconnection …
Sorry to do a “hair tear” … as if I had much left … But Dover ..this ain’t working … and you cant trust me becuase I dont have a dog in this fight ..you will rarely see me if ever … I used to use this as an aggregator resource … but it is no longer useful.. even for that … Links posted are to some forlorn crap Right Wing Nut baggery ..Or else some specific Stock Trading interest where there are far better and more professional means of communication …
But As I say …
I have no dog in this fight .. amuse yourselves …

rosie
rosie
March 31, 2024 5:38 am

Daniella is most likely correct. Arabs with self respect don’t want to live in Gaza.
How about giving them the right and the opportunity to go elsewhere if they want to?
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-68650815

KevinM
KevinM
March 31, 2024 5:39 am

Mark Bolton
March 31, 2024 5:09 am

I reiterate … I dont ever want to become a regular on the Cat

For one not wanting to be a regular visitor here, you seem to fail at it.

Saves likes of KD compiling a Resume on me

He is only trying compile your claims of employment and experiences, by which you had a new job every few weeks, or you are 120 years old.
Which is it?

BTW I agree about the new format, some features are not the best, I miss out on a lot of replies, just can’t be bothered constantly clicking and scrolling back.
And those who replied are missing out too, like publishing a book nobody buys.
Also taking you back to a previous comment you have read after refresh is a PIA.
There are other annoying small things, but the blog is still here, that’s the main, important thing.

Mark Bolton
March 31, 2024 5:44 am

Take just one event of Geopolitical importance … the boat prang … every opinion aired on the Cat was just utterly loopy and ill informed or not informed at all except for the gems of wisdom Cats pulled out with their navel fluff. But you all jumped in and were instant experts .. but made sure you put in a jab of Venom to … well who knows what ? well it was a reach … Anti Semites ? … It was quite the experince to read all that crap .. So what even ifs the point of you all? Beneath this Rough Exterior you have hidden knowledge .. well not quite … This “rough Exterior” is just pure bitchiness. and your humor is worse … and as to the hidden gems of arcane knowledge because you are all so “tapped in” well no .. you dont have a grip … these days that is all just bullshit too .. You Cats are becoming like the ABC ..only reason to look in is for a giggle and to draw the opposite conclusion to the one that forms a consensus on this disgusting self congratulatory lazy and clueless dysfunctional Wembly Down Bowls Club …

rosie
rosie
March 31, 2024 5:57 am

I’m just going to say being called upper middle class is a completely unwarranted insult.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 31, 2024 6:54 am

We now know that Rosie is not mutley. Thats one bullet you dodged Rosie.

vr
vr
March 31, 2024 7:04 am

Happy Easter everyone.

rosie
rosie
March 31, 2024 7:27 am

Christ is Risen.
Happy Easter from me too.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 31, 2024 7:54 am

Nice painting Dover.

He is not here; he has risen!

calli
calli
March 31, 2024 7:55 am

Christos anesti!

Happy Easter to one and all.

rosie
rosie
March 31, 2024 8:04 am

Welcome back Calli after your Lenten internet fast.

Delta A
Delta A
March 31, 2024 8:06 am

He is risen!

Happy Easter, Cats.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 31, 2024 8:09 am

Happy Easter all!

Even the trolls, misanthropes, and other botched creatures whose mental deformities keep them in psychological pain which impels them to continuously lash out with impotent fury.

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Hugh
Hugh
March 31, 2024 8:12 am

Bruce, sorry I missed your suggestion, and thank you. I have read Anabasis and it is one of my favourites. Excellent eye-witness military history that reads like an adventure novel. Top shelf material.

Johnny Rotten
March 31, 2024 8:27 am

Delta A
March 31, 2024 8:06 am

He is risen!
Happy Easter, Cats.

It’s all a load of BS. Easter time is driven by the cycle of the Moon which is why Easter is on different days every year. So how does that fit in with everything. And did they have chocolate eggs 2,000 or more years ago?

And if he has risen then he and his real Dad need to get back here quick smart and sort the joint out as it’s farked.

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 31, 2024 8:41 am

Been looking for something with three pedals and RWD
to improve the B road pootling experience, hereabouts.
Don’t know why DDG thought I’d be interested in
some soy flavoured CNN snark.

Indolent
Indolent
March 31, 2024 8:45 am

Sick

@RonnyJacksonTX

Joe Biden just proclaimed that Easter Sunday is now a day for the entire nation to honor transsexuals. He’s openly mocking & disparaging Christians on our most holy holiday. This man needs to be OUT of the White House – NOW!

Plus

NY Governor Kathy Hochul Orders Major State Landmarks LIT UP IN TRANS-FLAG COLORS on Easter Sunday Including Niagara Falls and One World Trade Center..

(When I tried the double link it went into moderation.)

Indolent
Indolent
March 31, 2024 8:50 am
Gilas
Gilas
March 31, 2024 8:51 am

Buona Pasqua!

calli
calli
March 31, 2024 8:51 am

Hi Rosie. Promised Dover I’d be back today with that message.

Then had second thoughts about that on Friday…ideas above my station! 😀

Off to Spain and Morocco in a few weeks. Visited South Santo during my absence – Mum was born there. The old property is now part of a Presbyterian school.

Johnny Rotten
March 31, 2024 8:55 am

Indolent
March 31, 2024 8:52 am

Vaccinated People Are Immune Imprinted, Have Unusual Response to COVID-19 mRNA Boosters

And Un Jabbed people are even happier.

Indolent
Indolent
March 31, 2024 9:03 am

Bridgen said in January 2023 that one cardiologist had warned him that the vax was the biggest crime against humanity since the holocaust, for which Hancock labeled him anti-Semitic, anti-vax and anti-scientific.
Hancock Made Defamatory, Illegal Smear & Fails in Attempt to Have Andrew Bridgen Libel Case Thrown Out.

The graphs which Bridgen had highlighted just one of showed that major cardiovascular events reported to VAERS had exceeded 70,000 up to that time, including nearly 4,000 cases of atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat), and 2,000 cases each of myocarditis and cardiac failure.

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Indolent
Indolent
March 31, 2024 9:11 am

For anyone interested in the history of the original Assassins. It’s pretty clear that not much has changed in the Middle East.

The Real Assassin’s Creed: Deadliest Special Forces Of The Dark Ages | Ancient Black Ops | Chronicle

Indolent
Indolent
March 31, 2024 9:18 am
Indolent
Indolent
March 31, 2024 9:20 am
Makka
Makka
March 31, 2024 9:24 am

Biden wants civil war. He’s doing his utmost to incite a reason for martial law.

lotocoti
lotocoti
March 31, 2024 9:32 am

Swastikas become contextually acceptable
when you’re outnumbered by the mob.
Apparently.

cohenite
March 31, 2024 9:36 am

rosie
 March 31, 2024 7:27 am

Christ is Risen.
Happy Easter from me too.

Poor guy. I reckon if he woke today and took a look outside he’d go back to sleep.

Top Ender
Top Ender
March 31, 2024 9:36 am

Here’s the other weird thing about the new nested threads Cat version….

You don’t KNOW when someone has made a comment in one of the threads.

Say there are four topics beings discussed which you’re interested in.

You have to go back and find the original comment for each and see if someone has said anything.

10 times a day.

Which people won’t do.

So less discussion.

Odd.

H B Bear
H B Bear
March 31, 2024 9:36 am

Trump Releases 2024 Easter Message

He’s not the Messiah, he’s just a very orange man.

Tom
Tom
March 31, 2024 9:37 am

The latest Please Explain cartoon.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 31, 2024 9:39 am

Strapon makes sweeping accusation.
No one cares.
Film at 11.

cohenite
March 31, 2024 9:40 am

Makka
 March 31, 2024 9:24 am

Biden wants civil war. He’s doing his utmost to incite a reason for martial law.

Correct. But it’s not biden, who is a walking corpse; it’s barry the muzzie poofta. They are going to provoke an incident and that will be that. In the meantime barry is going to give the iranians the bomb. So that could be an alternative excuse: irans got the bomb we have to declare martial law! Let’s be honest they don’t need an excuse. At this stage that there will even be a POTUS election is 50:50.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
March 31, 2024 9:40 am

Stuck waiting with a possibly very sick patient.
Can’t get a doc till 10:00.
If she’s lucky it’s pancreatitis.

cohenite
March 31, 2024 9:46 am

Further to whether there will even be a POTUS election this is what Trump is facing:

Biased Federal Judge Handling January 6 Cases Goes on CNN to Rip Trump in Unprecedented TV Interview (VIDEO) | The Gateway Pundit | by Cristina Laila

They’re not even pretending anymore.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 31, 2024 9:54 am

Regarding the ship and the bridge FWIW.
I have a friend who is a retired ship’s Captain, also ship’s Pilot. ALL the tickets.
He tells me that ships like that have 4 standby electrical power generators and two must be running when entering and leaving port so electrical power does not get interrupted.
He also said that particularly with ships of that size the time between the critical event/decision and the damage is usually a couple of minutes at least, giving you time to consider what you are going to write in your accident report before it happens.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 31, 2024 10:04 am

Tim Blair in fine form on Thursday:

But they lost that argument, and for Peter at least the issue of Aboriginal importance seems in 2024 to have dramatically faded.

Here he is defending Bruce Pascoe’s claims to Aboriginal lineage, which is now of so little significance that – as FitzSimons writes – the Dark Emu author may just as well be bragging about his dancing ability:

I’m happy to take him at his word – not that it is particularly relevant. Let’s say he also claimed to be a great dancer – and he wasn’t. Would it remotely affect what he wrote?

This is extraordinary.

Pascoe’s professed Aboriginality is central to his career as an author and academic, and also – if we are on Pascoe’s side – to his very being.

Sure, Pascoe has bugger-all evidence to support his genealogical beliefs, but he nevertheless insists on the authenticity of his Aboriginal identification. He’s been going on and on and on about it for decades.

And then along comes Fitzy to tell us Aboriginality is a trivial matter and his hero Bruce Pascoe is the mere equivalent of a disco poser.

What an odd relationship FitzSimons has with people of colour. He calls a black man a gorilla, gets into fights with principled Indigenous activists and his favourite Aboriginal is a white bloke.

Perhaps Peter should drop the whole subject.

A couple of links you might not be able to read as they are paywalled but you get the idea. Fitzsimian be not the sharpest tool.

Johnny Rotten
March 31, 2024 10:07 am

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Dot
Dot
March 31, 2024 10:08 am

Buona Pasqua!

For all my friends at the Wembley Downs Bowls Club.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 31, 2024 10:09 am

Wodney bagging out our Easter traditions I see.
What a fraud.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 31, 2024 10:10 am
Johnny Rotten
March 31, 2024 10:14 am

If you want to watch a Great Film and not follow the BS here, then watch ‘Emu Runner’ on SBS World Movies right now.

Johnny Rotten
March 31, 2024 10:16 am

Sancho Panzer
March 31, 2024 10:09 am

It was never your Easter. Dropkick.

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 31, 2024 10:21 am

A truly evil Pope, POTUS and PM

Miltonf
Miltonf
March 31, 2024 10:22 am

A world wide Marxist putsch

Roger
Roger
March 31, 2024 10:23 am

In ‘the end of the world is nigh’ news…

The WEF says AI generated fake news, cyber attacks and misinformation are now the biggest threats to world peace and stability.

Climate change relegated to second division.

Maybe they saw the sales figures for EVs and realised the jig is up.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
March 31, 2024 10:27 am

Correction.
The WEF is now the biggest threat to world peace and stability.

rosie
rosie
March 31, 2024 10:28 am

I figured it was a Lenten discipline Calli. Wasn’t sure if you were just lurking or had turned the darn thing off.
I travelogued Sicily for you.
Oh well.

Dot
Dot
March 31, 2024 10:29 am

KevinM

March 31, 2024 5:39 am

He is only trying compile your claims of employment and experiences, by which you had a new job every few weeks, or you are 120 years old.

Which is it?

Mmm yes. I counted 15+ jobs for Bolton once, some of which require a few years of training each or a few years of industry experience.

His purported age and length of time to create such a lengthy resume don’t match.

(PS – he’s Bird).

rosie
rosie
March 31, 2024 10:31 am

The simple solution to the problems with nested comments is not to use them.
They don’t work on what should be a fast moving blog.
If you can’t make sense of the cat as was.
Oh well.

Eyrie
Eyrie
March 31, 2024 10:32 am

Mrs Eyrie and I watched the movie “Secondhand Lions” last night. Caine and Duvall are always good. Recommended.

rosie
rosie
March 31, 2024 10:33 am

Atheists who despise Easter should toddle off and find something else to do, instead of insulting the rest of us.
And don’t worry the day will come when we all get to find out who had the truth and who didn’t.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 31, 2024 10:34 am

It was never your Easter

Easter is linked to Passover for the obvious reasons, except there’s been a bit of variation to fit the vagaries of the calendar. Passover itself falls on various different days, which doesn’t work well for our society.

Passover wiki

2023 date Sunset, 5 April – nightfall, 13 April (8 days)
2024 date Sunset, 22 April – nightfall, 30 April (8 days)
2025 date Sunset, 12 April – nightfall, 20 April (8 days)
2026 date Sunset, 1 April – nightfall, 9 April (8 days)

Easter wiki

2023 date April 9 (Western) April 16 (Eastern)
2024 date March 31 (Western) May 5 (Eastern)
2025 date April 20 (Western) April 20 (Eastern)
2026 date April 5 (Western) April 12 (Eastern)

As you can see they mostly line up, but not this year for some reason I haven’t bothered to look into.

Christian Easter/Jewish Passover pretty much dates to 3,400 years ago or thereabouts, when Moses did his thang with the Red Sea.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
March 31, 2024 10:45 am

Bourne, I read Roger’s comment, was going to say exactly the same as you but saw yours first.

Roger
Roger
March 31, 2024 10:53 am

Atheists who despise Easter should toddle off and find something else to do, instead of insulting the rest of us.

And don’t worry the day will come when we all get to find out who had the truth and who didn’t.

Atheists aren’t the problem.

Nominal Christians are.

Roger
Roger
March 31, 2024 10:54 am

Bourne, I read Roger’s comment, was going to say exactly the same as you but saw yours first.

Then see my response.

rosie
rosie
March 31, 2024 10:57 am

I suspect atheists are a problem for themselves.
But yes I’m all in for committed Christians.
Father had the reminder this morning for those Easter Christmas Catholics not to present themselves for Holy Communion.
Was talking to a Greek Orthodox friend yesterday, Easter is in May for them this year.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
March 31, 2024 11:07 am

Happy Easter all.

Just home from Church, no preachy sermons on anything non religious. Just a good old catholic sermon on the resurrection.

Now to the Easter roast and tonnes of sweat that will be expended round the BBQ…

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 31, 2024 11:10 am

In complete contrast to this unwarranted display of buffoonery, earlier:

It’s all a load of BS. Easter time is driven by the cycle of the Moon which is why Easter is on different days every year. So how does that fit in with everything

Although a lapsed Mick (i.e., lapsed the minute I walked out of boarding school at the end of Year 12, well back into last century), the concept of faith is not lost on me.

For those of more substantial faith than I, today is the most joyous day of the year. Enjoy it with your families or in any other way you see fit, and go well.

Pogria
Pogria
March 31, 2024 11:10 am

You can’t keep a good man down.
He is risen.
So great to see many committed people here, including the ones who join us because they believe in good.

Happy Easter Cats and Kittehs!!!

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
March 31, 2024 11:14 am

Happy Easter to all Cats and Kittehs.

Beautiful sunny day in Canberra. Bacon & Eggs on the BBQ now off to take the dog for a walk before it gets too hot.

Then cold ale and other alcoholic beverages.

He has risen.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 31, 2024 11:16 am

P.S. Rotten – you are not a rebel, you are not an anti-hero, you are not – despite your obvious opinion – a paragon of biting wit and/or substance.

You are merely yet another elderly, whiny, loud Pom – one of a cast of thousands infesting this wide brown land, and all doing their best to turn it into Blighty.

Sooner or later you’ll have to accept that like all Poms, deep down you wish you were French. Or Dutch.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 31, 2024 11:21 am

So Wodney thinks Christian traditions are cultural appropriation.
Or summink.
What a woke flog.
And fraudster.
Judas was a part-time bovver boy, by the way.

Crossie
Crossie
March 31, 2024 11:31 am

rosie

 March 31, 2024 10:33 am

Atheists who despise Easter should toddle off and find something else to do, instead of insulting the rest of us.

And don’t worry the day will come when we all get to find out who had the truth and who didn’t.

I’ve got a short spell before family start arriving for lunch. First, Happy Easter everyone. As Rosie says, we will all find out eventually who is right, believers or atheists. I have heard it explained this way, if believers are wrong then nothing but if atheists are wrong then they are screwed.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 31, 2024 11:32 am

A bit more re Passover and Easter, I’ve told before how archaeology fits rather well with the story of Exodus.

Amenhotep III‘s eldest son was a guy called Thutmose. He had some edifices built but then suddenly he disappears from the archaeological record.

Instead his younger brother Akhenaten inherited the throne at an early age. He was a kid. Then suddenly when he was old enough to make it stick politically he instituted seemingly out of nowhere a monotheism that looks a lot like worship of Yahweh – distorted by the memories of a kid who lived through the cataclysms of the exodus of the slave race. The memory made a mark.

Akhenaten held it together for the rest of his reign, but when his son Tutankhaten acceded to the throne the Egyptian deep state priestly class saw their chance and reinstituted the old system, and he became Tutankhamun, before dying as a teenager. The rest, as Howard Carter might say, is history.

If you read Exodus with Thutmose in mind it fits very well that he vanished beneath the Red Sea. The Egyptians needed a body to embalm and build a tomb or pyramid for. No body no pyramid.

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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 31, 2024 11:34 am

He is risen!
(Unlike my hot cross buns).

Crossie
Crossie
March 31, 2024 11:36 am

Rockdoctor

 March 31, 2024 11:07 am

Happy Easter all. 

Just home from Church, no preachy sermons on anything non religious. Just a good old catholic sermon on the resurrection.

Same at my parish at the early Mass, uplifting sermon to a packed church full of young people too.

miltonf
miltonf
March 31, 2024 11:45 am

The old perv does seem to be trying to provoke some sort of uprising. A normal person would be ashamed of himself for his despicable actions but the old perv is not a normal person.

miltonf
miltonf
March 31, 2024 11:47 am

Eugene McCarthy was spot on.

Roger
Roger
March 31, 2024 11:51 am

 I have heard it explained this way, if believers are wrong then nothing but if atheists are wrong then they are screwed.

Pascal’s wager.

I don’t find it to be a compelling argument because faith is not a human choice.

miltonf
miltonf
March 31, 2024 11:53 am

oops Jo McCarthy I mean

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 31, 2024 11:54 am

The old perv does seem to be trying to provoke some sort of uprising

Yep. Rotten’s doing his absolute best.

Hugh
Hugh
March 31, 2024 11:56 am

Roger

Looking at The Civil War: A Narrative, and given the cost, I want to be reasonably certain that it is likely to suit my taste.

I am guessing you have probably read most if not all of the books I listed yesterday, and if so, would you please confirm whether this one is in a similar style?

Johnny Rotten
March 31, 2024 12:02 pm

Sancho Panzer
March 31, 2024 11:21 am

Easter has F All to do with religion or Easter eggs. You fruit loop.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
March 31, 2024 12:05 pm

Roger, if you did not post in main thread I would never have known you replied to my comment. First time I have ever looked at a reply since new format. I think Rosie is right, best to avoid using the reply function if you want people to see it.

I think the unelected WEF gives an opportunity for elites to get together to decide things for the rest of use that may actually not be to our benefit. Combine with the WHO and not a good combination.

miltonf
miltonf
March 31, 2024 12:05 pm

Easter is about fertility and rebirth- sun rising in the east, eggs an example of fertility

miltonf
miltonf
March 31, 2024 12:05 pm

and in the northern spring

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
March 31, 2024 12:08 pm

The Greens get a turn at bat at Sky News today. Not going well.

Coles and Woolworths ‘screwing’ Australians with grocery prices (Sky News, 31 Mar)

Greens Home Affairs and Immigration Spokesperson Senator David Shoebridge says the introduction of divestiture legislation for Coles and Woolworths is a “great start” to tackle supermarket competition. …

“The obvious starting point is Coles and Woolies, who are literally screwing Australians for grocery prices and making billion-dollar profits while people can’t afford to buy broccoli.

Um, no, son. The people screwing Aussies are you Gaia-worshippers, who so increased electricity and refrigerant prices that the supermarkets have to pass on the costs. Anyway have you bothered to look at IGA prices? They’re much higher than Colesworths.

David Shoebridge claims Labor’s ‘incredibly undercooked’ deportation bill will ‘punish diaspora communities’ (Sky News, 31 Mar)

Greens Senator David Shoebridge claims the federal government’s controversial deportation bill will “punish diaspora communities” across Australia. 

This week, Labor was seeking bipartisan support on new laws that would impose a maximum five-year jail sentence for non-Australian citizens who refuse to cooperate with authorities to have them deported.

The Greens never saw a criminal country shopper they didn’t like. The “diaspora communities” should all return home if they don’t want to be law abiding. Starting with the Ibrahim and Alameddine crime families.

Johnny Rotten
March 31, 2024 12:16 pm

Atheists who despise Easter should toddle off and find something else to do, instead of insulting the rest of us.

Happy to do that and look back at the brainwashed. Hitler and Stalin and Mao did the same thing. BUT no one was watching/listening at the time.

And what did that Big Farking Communist say once –

https://www.enotes.com/topics/karl-marx/questions/religion-opium-masses-karlmarx-explain-247654

Keep up on the Opium you Dope.

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miltonf
miltonf
March 31, 2024 12:19 pm

Can’t disagree with any of that Dover. IT says a lot about the old grub though that he’s more than happy to be the figurehead for this assault on the US and the west in general.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
March 31, 2024 12:20 pm

Johnny Rotten
 March 31, 2024 12:02 pm

Sancho Panzer
March 31, 2024 11:21 am

Easter has F All to do with religion or Easter eggs. You fruit loop.

I forgive you this blasphemy.

miltonf
miltonf
March 31, 2024 12:24 pm

Sorry, what is GAE?

shatterzzz
March 31, 2024 12:26 pm

“The obvious starting point is Coles and Woolies, who are literally screwing Australians for grocery prices and making billion-dollar profits while people can’t afford to buy broccoli.

Wasn’t it the Greens who forced ColesWorths to give up free plastic bags so we ended up paying for plastic bags ……

calli
calli
March 31, 2024 12:32 pm

Just got back from Sydney – Easter Day breakfast of black coffee, hot cross buns and chocolate.

The family did the Easter egg hunt yesterday. And I can assure you that the Jewish contingent hunted with great cunning and profit – many…many eggs which they then shared with the less observant and agile (and younger) ones! Much shouting and laughing and, of course, eating.

As for the lining up of Passover and Easter, this year it’s the equivalent of a “leap year” on the calendar. Back to normal next year.

Sorry I missed Rosie’s travelogues on Sicily. I really did turn off all technology (except for Netflix and some Gutenberg downloads on my iPad). Nearly killed me. Rosie, if you still have them handy, just put them in the “reply” box here. I’d be most interested to read them.

shatterzzz
March 31, 2024 12:39 pm

Looking at The Civil War: A Narrative, and given the cost, I want to be reasonably certain that it is likely to suit my taste.

If your looking for a 1 volume intro/coverage of the American Civil War this is an excellent starter ..
THE CIVIL WAR by William C Davis ..1996 .. 512p ..
It’s a condensed HB version (without the, lavish, colour plates, B/W pix ect ) of his (Davis) CW trilogy but all of the text ..Fighting Men of the Civil War, Commanders of the Civil War & Battlefields of the Civil War …..
https://archive.org/details/civilwarhistoric0000davi

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Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
March 31, 2024 12:41 pm

Had enough of these poor me stories when it comes to HECS. Beck in the 1990’s I paid off my HECS debt and calculating for inflation & due to a double major I spent an extra year getting qualified, HECS is about the same as what I paid in real terms for the day.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13255909/Repay-student-HECS-debt.html

Lets have a look at her degrees. Communication Design at Monash and Fashion & sustainability at Collarts (I had to google that, College of the Arts in Collingwood that looks about as credible as a Diploma of Football school that used to be on Whitehorse rd Box Hill)). She claims to racked up $76k in HECS debt. Both courses top out at $16k a piece with CSP. Something doesn’t compute here other than, 2 useless degrees…

Also seem to remember something about us only getting 1 degree subsidised, post grad & another degree you were on your own. The only way I can see her racking up $76k is if fashion & sustainability was eligible for CSP, then miss problem belonga you…

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
March 31, 2024 12:49 pm

Fricken autocorrect because I missed the apostrophe…

The only way I can see her racking up $76k is if fashion & sustainability wasn’t eligible for CSP, then miss problem belonga you…

Johnny Rotten
March 31, 2024 12:50 pm

Sancho Panzer
March 31, 2024 12:20 pm

Johnny Rotten
 March 31, 2024 12:02 pm
Sancho Panzer
March 31, 2024 11:21 am

Easter has F All to do with religion or Easter eggs. You fruit loop.

I forgive you this blasphemy.

Please do and go along to Confession. And tell the Kiddie Fidddler/Diddler Priest all about this Blog. And your Christian non like comments. You Tosser. FFS.

Makka
Makka
March 31, 2024 12:52 pm

Keep up the Opium you Dope.

You mean spirited, feeble minded POS , Rotten.

Nobody is requiring you to believe, just to respect. And failing that simple task, you abuse and demean those who do believe. What you are doing is putting credence into JC incessant insults of you.

shatterzzz
March 31, 2024 12:59 pm

Had an early “egg” day with 4 of the younger grandees in Davistown (expensive end of Gosford for the uninitiated .. LOL!) yesterday .. wonderful day …! .. nuttin’ like fishing (rods & reels) with ms 7 & 9 plus the 3 years old, identical, twins who no know more about how it’s dun than their grandad ..
Also learnt how to deal with the twin boyz .. never try to guess who’s who just avoid using names .. My son & DiL luv dressing them identical so as to keep everyone else confused ……

Makka
Makka
March 31, 2024 1:00 pm

Begging for civil war;

Daily Mail Online

@MailOnline

Outrage as Biden proclaims Easter Sunday as ‘Trans Day of Visibility’ – as White House BANS children from submitting religious-themed Easter egg designs at annual event for military families https://trib.al/w775T4V

miltonf
miltonf
March 31, 2024 1:07 pm

Thanks Dover

Johnny Rotten
March 31, 2024 1:21 pm

Makka
March 31, 2024 12:52 pm

Rubbish and Jack Off Cretin is too.

Mean while this is a wide open blog. If my comments are that bad then I would be banned. Even MontyPox Virus is tolerated here.

Makka
Makka
March 31, 2024 1:27 pm

Mean while this is a wide open blog. If my comments are that bad then I would be banned.

Wide open to identify the ars*holes.

Johnny Rotten
March 31, 2024 1:36 pm

Knuckle Dragger
March 31, 2024 11:54 am

The old perv does seem to be trying to provoke some sort of uprising

Yep. Rotten’s doing his absolute best.

I’m working on my next Civil War. So far, I’ve done all right.

English Civil War and American Civil War. The next one won’t be very civil though.

I will be very Rotten.

And Nawteeeeeeee

https://youtu.be/vj1SyWntdo4?t=2

Indolent
Indolent
March 31, 2024 1:45 pm

Shhh! Stop calling it ‘Easter’…

Indolent
Indolent
March 31, 2024 1:46 pm
Indolent
Indolent
March 31, 2024 1:50 pm
Johnny Rotten
March 31, 2024 1:54 pm

Makka
March 31, 2024 12:52 pm

Keep up the Opium you Dope.

You mean spirited, feeble minded POS , Rotten.

And a Happy Christian Day to you too. Farking Hypocrite.

Indolent
Indolent
March 31, 2024 1:56 pm

Is Bill Gates’ Apeel Really Safe?

I already posted this on Apeel a couple of days ago.

bons
bons
March 31, 2024 1:58 pm

I’m watching my favourite annual sporting event – Stawell.

As always, an excepionally well managed showcase of the invisible sport. Admirable young people and supporting families.

State Government and Deakin involvement leave a sour taste, but it is not as intrusive as in cycling.

The event’s greatest achievement in its 142 year history was successfully defeating Andrew’s attempt to turn it into a Labor polifest.

Black Ball
Black Ball
March 31, 2024 1:58 pm

FMD. The Greens are morons. The latest iteration:

A Greens MP has taken a swipe at one of Victoria’s most iconic tourist attractions in a bizarre and “divisive” attempt to promote live music venues.

Richmond MP Gabrielle de Vietri took to X, formerly Twitter, on Saturday to seemingly question the Victorian Government’s insurance of beloved railway train Puffing Billy.

“Just found out that the Vic gov insures the Puffing Billy. Not saying they shouldn’t necessarily … but they can’t cover a private coal-fired tourist train and let small live music venues go under – can they?,” she said in a post that linked to a Save Live Music in Victoria petition.

Commenters slammed the post and were quick to correct Ms De Vietri, pointing out that the Puffing Billy Railway Board is a statutory authority and not a private entity.

“Not a null-sum game. Why pit the two against each other?” one commenter said.

“It’s a nonsensical comparison and overly hostile,” another user said.

“You can say music is good without steam train bad.”

“This is a terrible take. Probably best to delete this and just post the live music stuff rather than trying to be divisive,” another man wrote.

“This tweet is a trainwreck,” wrote another.

“I always knew the answer to save live music was to kill Puffing Billy.”

While another wrote: “It’s like making a point by shooting Bambi”.

Five hours later, Ms de Vietri was forced to apologise for her bizarre comparison, admitting the post had been “clunky”.

“There’s a lot of love out there tonight for Puffing Billy! Just to clarify, my comparison was a clunky way to say that the state gov should insure our live music culture too. Wasn’t meant to be a dig at Billy,” she wrote.

No stranger to controversy, Ms de Vietri made headlines in February after being booted from parliament alongside three of her Greens colleagues for holding up signs that read: “Vic Labor Stop Arming Israel”.

She has also been criticised for wearing the traditional Palestinian keffiyeh to an event organised by Jewish groups and MPs calling for the immediate release of Israeli hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza.

In November last year Ms de Vietri was also banned from parliament for two days without pay after she posed for a selfie with student climate activists who disrupted Question Time.

And in September 2022, when a City of Yarra councillor, Ms de Vietri came under fire for slugging ratepayers almost $7000 for an in-house nanny during Melbourne’s Covid-19 lockdowns.

What a vile slag.

Johnny Rotten
March 31, 2024 1:59 pm

Makka
March 31, 2024 12:52 pm

So where is this God of yours?

MIA? In your head? A right load of BS.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 31, 2024 2:04 pm

Mean while this is a wide open blog.

Yep. At the blog owner’s discretion of course – not yours.

Even MontyPox Virus is tolerated here

And he is rightly panned for his bullshit. Expect the same.

You are a sad elderly Pom, 85% full of shit who boasts about non-existent achievements from a one-bedder in Sydney’s arse-end suburbs.

You grift for a convicted felon who stole over $700 million from average punters, wouldn’t tell where the rest of the cash was and then did 11 years in a US Federal prison.

You disrespect people of faith and call them drug addicts.

You are only one step away from screeching on street corners in between lining up at the soup kitchen while resting on laurels you didn’t earn.

miltonf
miltonf
March 31, 2024 2:07 pm

The Greens are nasty and evil. I’ve seen them up close. I know.

Johnny Rotten
March 31, 2024 2:08 pm

What a vile slag.

Slag is what you get after burning that nice coal to power Puffing Billy. How ironic. LOL

Johnny Rotten
March 31, 2024 2:11 pm

miltonf
March 31, 2024 2:07 pm

The Greens are nasty and evil. I’ve seen them up close. I know.

My Gran and Mum always told me to eat my Greens. Now I know why. LOL

miltonf
miltonf
March 31, 2024 2:15 pm

What a vile slag.

A feral wimmin- the green party is full of ’em

Indolent
Indolent
March 31, 2024 2:21 pm

Falling birth rates. 70% of developed countries have birth rates below replacement level.

The UNSPOKEN Emergency No One Is Talking About! with Stephen J Shaw | The Winston Marshall Show

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
March 31, 2024 2:36 pm

Not to worry as our treasonous political leaders have other ideas about replacement.

“Falling birth rates. 70% of developed countries have birth rates below replacement level”.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
March 31, 2024 2:44 pm

Easter is just the English word for the Pascal season, and most countries in Europe use cognates of the word Pesach(?) – the Passover.

It is not a pagan or rural festival, and is very much religious.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 31, 2024 2:44 pm

Sunday, 31 March 2024

Vigilance as crime continues under Alice Springs curfew
Adrian BlackAAP
Sun, 31 March 2024 6:34AM

Several teenagers and a man in his twenties have been charged over violence in Alice Springs, as an emergency curfew continues in the besieged town.
Northern Territory Police have charged five youths aged from 16 to 22 with crimes including engage in violent conduct, criminal damage, aggravated assault and going armed in public.
A further three have been arrested and Crime Command and Strike Force Viper expect more arrests and charges in the coming days.
Chaos descended on the red centre town on Tuesday afternoon when a large group attacked the Todd Tavern, leaving a $30,000 damage bill, as tensions escalated between families following the death of a teenager.

Brawls continued later in the evening as family members mourned the death, with up to 150 people clashing in town camps.
Arrests were made and more than 50 weapons seized including spears, axes and clubs.
A curfew was declared in response, barring anyone under the age of 19 entering the Alice Springs CBD between 6pm and 6am.
Regional Controller, assistant commissioner Peter Kennon said police would continue to be highly visible both day and night across Alice Springs.
“We are continuing to undertake a common sense approach to the conditions of the emergency situation,” Mr Kennon said in a statement.
“Young people may be engaged and directed to leave the High Risk Area if they don’t have a valid reason for being there, such as attending a job.”
The temporary curfew was backed by the federal government, with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Thursday calling it a “sensible move”.
“All Australians will be concerned by the scenes that we have seen,” Mr Albanese told reporters on Thursday.
However, NT Police Commissioner Michael Murphy said there was no need for extra federal assistance.
“Northern Territory police are more than capable of delivering public safety services to the community, and we will prove that,” he said on Thursday.
Rising tensions in the desert town were inflamed by the death of an 18-year-old in a fatal car accident in early March.
He died after hanging out of the window of a stolen car that rolled over in the Alice Springs CBD.
The youth was crushed and killed by the vehicle and left there by the driver and passengers.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
March 31, 2024 2:46 pm

Well Woolworths is lurching from one disastrous decision to another. Could become a hot button issue in the next couple of week with veterans & families:

https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2024/03/rsl-statement-woolworths-fails-to-stock-anzac-day-biscuit-tins-this-year.html

Comments under Michael Smiths article already not kind.

Johnny Rotten
March 31, 2024 2:47 pm

Knuckle Dragger
March 31, 2024 2:04 pm

LOL. More crap from a NT nutter and sheep shagger. Pls keep up with Junior Cretin, Mrs Stencho Pantyhose and Dotty Dot of Dottiness. Those people. A-Lickers all of you.

If it wasn’t for the English you would not be here to crap on like you do

Mind the door on the way back out. To the Outback.

There is no GOD. If there was then he has a sick sense of humour. You meanwhile have none and NFI.

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Black Ball
Black Ball
March 31, 2024 2:52 pm

Daily Telegraph:

The prime minister has thanked public holiday workers across Australia in his annual Easter message, attributing the event as a time for peace and reflection for people of religious faith.

In a video shared to his social media profiles on Sunday, Anthony Albanese said Easter was a reminder of the importance of forgiveness and kindness.

He paid tribute to citizens working through the long weekend and urged people to drive safely on the roads when visiting family and friends.

“Easter is a time of hope and renewal For Christians here and across the world, it’s a moment to reflect on the resurrection,” Mr Albanese said.

“Celebrations and services across the country remind us of the importance of forgiveness, grace and kindness to those in need.

“Qualities that are so much a part of the compassion and virtue of this, the greatest country on earth.”

On Friday the Opposition leader, Peter Dutton, also wished Australians a happy Easter, referencing Martin Luther King and urging people to remember the importance of the teachings of Christianity.

“At Easter, may we remember the importance of the Christian faith to so many Australians, especially its messages of hope, renewal and new life,” Mr Dutton said.

“This Easter, may we again reflect on how lucky we are to live in the greatest country in the world.”

Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong urged people to “drive safe and take care of eachother” while issuing her own Easter message on Sunday.

Clare O’Neil, the Home Affairs Minister, echoed a similar tone and thanked those working through the public holidays.

This year’s multi-faith Easter holiday come days after religious groups wrote to the prime minister urging him to support their position on religious discrimination laws.

Mr Albanese warned last week that he would not move forward with greater protections for LGBT staff and students at faith-based schools and protections for religious groups if it was not supported by the opposition.

You get the feeling Albo said that through gritted teeth

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 31, 2024 3:07 pm

A sad loud whiny Pom, earlier:

There is no GOD

Translated:

‘There is no God but Benny Hill.
And Reg Varney from On the Buses is his prophet’

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
March 31, 2024 3:08 pm

Doggies have kicked 11 unanswered goals against the Meth Coast Eagles.

Good times.

Titus Groates
Titus Groates
March 31, 2024 3:52 pm

I know you don’t belive in God, Wodney. But here’s a couple of Bible verses that seem to sum up a blog stousher who opens his mouth a little too much:-

Proverbs 18:6-7 (ESV).

A fool’s lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating. A fool’s mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul. 

Perhaps if you posted a little more economically, we may learn to value some of your profound and thoughtful words of wisdom instead of the non-stop torrent of bilge you seem to like to offer up.

You’re starting to sound like the last weeks of posting of the unlamented Queensland truck driver before he was moved on to greener pastures.

John H.
John H.
March 31, 2024 3:53 pm

Johnny Rotten

 March 31, 2024 1:59 pm

Makka

March 31, 2024 12:52 pm

So where is this God of yours?

MIA? In your head? A right load of BS.

I prefer apatheism, that the idea of God isn’t even interesting. Haven’t we done it to death already? How many different descriptions of God are out there? No wonder kids prefer video games to religion, at least in the former there is something original; though not for long.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
March 31, 2024 3:54 pm

Meth Coast Eagles

Chuckle, glad I had no beverages in my mouth.

Speedbox
March 31, 2024 4:01 pm

Rockdoctor
March 30, 2024 8:21 pm
My opinion we won’t know about the collapse till it happens. I am on very good terms with someone who used to work in senior Canberra circles in 1989. Apparently the speed of the collapse of the Soviet Union caught a lot off guard.

Mostly yes, many were caught off-guard including the CIA and other intelligence sources. To be fair, there were some who had predicted, for decades, that the USSR would eventually collapse and in my opinion, they would sooner or later be proved correct. Even Trotsky wrote a theory that the Soviet Union cannot be an eternal empire.

I probably most like what Zbigniew Brzezinski (former National Security Advisor to Jimmy Carter) said many (20?) years before the collapse which was that the Soviet Union was pretending to be a single state but in fact it was a multinational empire. If/when/as nationalism re-emerged, the force of that nationalist sentiment would prove to be irresistible.

We all know there were numerous combining circumstances (Swiss cheese principle) and it wasn’t as straight forward as Brzezinski posited but even so, Brzezinski and others had foreseen that a change in the USSR was inevitable.

There were assorted others who made predictions and some were remarkably accurate but as you say, these falls are often (usually?) not seen until they are almost upon us. The bigger the nation, the more unlikely a change seems and the more surprising when it happens. As for China, there are others on the Cat with far more knowledge on that possibility than I.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
March 31, 2024 4:03 pm

“When I was younger, I made it a rule never to take strong drink before lunch.” Churchill told the King in January 1952. “It is now my rule never to do so before breakfast.”

“Churchill:Walking With Destiny” Andrew Roberts: Page 925.

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