Open Thread – Mon 1 April 2004


Landscape with Christ appearing to the Apostles at the Sea of Tiberias, Pieter Brueghel The Elder, 1553.

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Rossini
Rossini
April 1, 2024 12:06 am

Rain forecast for Melbourne today!
We will wait and see!

Natural Instinct
Natural Instinct
April 1, 2024 12:12 am

Harrison Ford was an action man President in a. movie tonight
Somehow Joe Biden did not get the part.
American dreaming is actually dangerous as it enables them to gloss over the reality. I mean to even considering Joe to run this year beggars belief.

Johnny Rotten
April 1, 2024 1:09 am

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Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 1, 2024 2:41 am

All this subject matter ( most ) is new to me … I’m just being honest.

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Mark Dice:

The Truth About Jesus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3qcU-mnUxA

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 1, 2024 3:16 am

Starlink?

The commentary reminds me of Close Encounters.

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Numerous Reports of Mysterious Lights | Very High, Very Fast!

VASAviation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jreMROj0Rwk

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 1, 2024 3:25 am

Close Encounters of the Third Kind – Air Traffic Control scene HD

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

Tom
Tom
April 1, 2024 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
April 1, 2024 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
April 1, 2024 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
April 1, 2024 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
April 1, 2024 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
April 1, 2024 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
April 1, 2024 4:07 am

Michael Ramirez also has RFK derangement.

Tom
Tom
April 1, 2024 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
April 1, 2024 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
April 1, 2024 4:09 am
miltonf
miltonf
April 1, 2024 6:19 am

I mean to even considering Joe to run this year beggars belief.

I thought it was a joke that they ran the old perv in 2020

Robert Sewell
April 1, 2024 6:24 am

Rabz
Rabz

 March 31, 2024 8:07 pm
communists – seriously Cats, why they are they still on this planet, I asks ya? 

Because far too many people believe there is a free lunch, when thousands of years of experience prove otherwise.

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Robert Sewell
April 1, 2024 6:36 am

Like this, Calli?

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KevinM
KevinM
April 1, 2024 6:41 am

miltonf
April 1, 2024 6:19 am

I mean to even considering Joe to run this year beggars belief.

I thought it was a joke that they ran the old perv in 2020

They knew the outcome, so why not?

I lost money on that election as I couldn’t believe the lackluster campaign of the democrats was a serious attempt. I thought it was just for show.

I know better next time.

miltonf
miltonf
April 1, 2024 6:44 am

The fix was in and is probably in again. Time will tell.

Robert Sewell
April 1, 2024 7:00 am

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/03/nyc-pro-hamas-demonstrators-disrupt-easter-mass-at-st-patricks-cathedral
This kind of disruption is benign enough, but it’s just the beginning. The Molotov cocktails come later.

rosie
rosie
April 1, 2024 7:05 am

“The information does not exist”
indeed.

Robert Sewell
April 1, 2024 7:06 am

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/03/massive-data-breach-att-confirms-personal-information-including/
The only way to stop these breaches of privacy is to stop anyone from collecting them.

mem
mem
April 1, 2024 7:08 am

Centre Link and Medicare are stuffed. And all Labor can come up with is to throw more staff into the mix. “Centrelink and Medicare let seven million calls go unanswered last year and it will be a while before the situation improves”. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-01/centrelink-medicare-calls-unanswered-lack-of-ambition/103599346

Robert Sewell
April 1, 2024 7:10 am

No bloody wonder young women are neurotic when this cadaver is put in front of them as semi normal.
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Top Ender
Top Ender
April 1, 2024 7:27 am

Disaster looms for Anthony Albanese as younger voters abandon the Labor Party while support in key states nosedives
Daily Mail

shatterzzz
April 1, 2024 7:55 am

 “Centrelink and Medicare let seven million calls go unanswered last year and it will be a while before the situation improves”

Maybe instead of prioritizing more phone answering staff an in depth look into WHY so many folk need to ring CentreLink might be more useful ..!
The calls, obviously, involve problems so addressing the problems would, shirley, be more useful than additional phone access ……!

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DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 1, 2024 7:58 am

The information does not exist”
indeed.

Or as we say in the trade:
\Delta q \Delta p \geq \hbar

shatterzzz
April 1, 2024 8:01 am

I give up .. 6 of you have upticked Spooner so WTF does the cartoon mean..?
Bit of a loss over Knight, as well ………!
Once upon a time pre-BAT FLU the majority of cartoons managed convey funny but nowadayz .. duuuuuuh!

rosie
rosie
April 1, 2024 8:04 am

Hamas collapsing from within.
IDF have cleared out the Hamas rats nest in Shifa hospital, capturing some senior Hamas, many more killed during the fighting while providing field hospitals for patients.

https://twitter.com/manniefabian/status/1774442914237534668?t=7x1LI5DqrXjJO6q4Xn1Uyg&s=19

rosie
rosie
April 1, 2024 8:05 am

God like, bg brings information into existence.

shatterzzz
April 1, 2024 8:21 am

Reading reports on Israeli progress in Gaza I keep seeing Hamas figures involving captured outnumbering dead .. WHY? .. what are they gonna do with all this scum, long term .. they can’t be reformed so release, eventually, just means future trouble …
The Israelis are being far too “nice” and long term they are gonna pay for it .. again! .. just like all the concessions made after the previous “victories .. ending up with a”hollow/negotiated” win isn’t really a win ….
The DALEK solution is the “winning” solution …….!

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Indolent
Indolent
April 1, 2024 8:44 am
Makka
Makka
April 1, 2024 8:54 am

1 April 2024 (not 2004)

Indolent
Indolent
April 1, 2024 8:58 am
Indolent
Indolent
April 1, 2024 9:04 am

‘ABSURD!’: Scotland’s new hate crime law will cause ‘more HATE and more division!’ | Brian Monteith

Crossie
Crossie
April 1, 2024 9:06 am

The Israelis are being far too “nice” and long term they are gonna pay for it .. again! .. just like all the concessions made after the previous “victories .. ending up with a”hollow/negotiated” win isn’t really a win ….

The DALEK solution is the “winning” solution …….!

Even if you adopt the Dalek solution you will just have a new layer of Hamas generate from the Palestinian population who are almost 70% pro-Hamas. The only way to stop the whole thing is to disperse the Palestinian population among the nearby Muslim countries, they cannot be trusted to govern themselves.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 1, 2024 9:10 am

Buttigieg says he has no idea
FIFY

Crossie
Crossie
April 1, 2024 9:17 am

Indolent

 April 1, 2024 8:51 am

@WallStreetSilv

JUST IN:

Mass deportation of Muslims going on in Russia after the theater attack

And that’s how you get the few who remain to behave themselves.

By the way, why would Putin be doing this if he believed Americans were involved?

Crossie
Crossie
April 1, 2024 9:21 am

Indolent

 April 1, 2024 8:50 am

Pro-Hamas protesters attacking St. Patrick’s Easter Mass reveal a global jihad

Massacres of Christians in Nigeria shows it even more.

shatterzzz
April 1, 2024 9:26 am

Watched a coupla of English production “black” gangster series this past week, THE GENTLEMEN & SEXY BEAST .. Admittedly, I enjoyed both but starting to wonder if the plethora of these over-the-top, ludicrous plot crime capers are good & rewarding themes are the best way to portray criminals ….. In both there is a, conspicuous, absence of plod .. it’s good baddies v bad baddies, seeming. impervious to any outside interest/interference in their goings on .. murder, mayhem, drugs usage & dealing all being the normal daily routine(s) ..
Makes great TV, admittedly, but what sort of influence does it have on the younger, gangsta orientated, set being saturated with the .. this is how you get easy money & the women, lotza women portrayals .. without, cos it’s is TV, after all, any real consequences, unless, of course, your one of the bad baddies …..!
 
The Gentlemen ..
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13210838/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0_tt_8_nm_0_q_th%2520egentlemen
 
Sexy Beast
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt18259204/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_2_tt_7_nm_1_q_sexy%2520beast

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 1, 2024 9:26 am

The mongyest mong in mongtown lowers the bar with underpants gnome manufacturing reasoning.

https://twitter.com/Bowenchris/status/1774541071042986113

I do like the ability to taunt turds like him on twitter though.

“People ask why we dont build solar panels in Australia”
???
“And we should”

Underpants gnome economics.

“why isnt the moon made of cheese”
“It should be”
And behold, the people did feast on the stilton, the gouda, the cream, and the goat cheese
And verily it was good.

Crossie
Crossie
April 1, 2024 9:26 am

Eyrie

 April 1, 2024 9:10 am

Buttigieg says he has no idea

FIFY

Anybody with a bit of intellect would seek information from those in his department who do. Of course, due to DEI there may no longer be anyone in the department who does.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 1, 2024 9:40 am

You might think Commie scum are mindless conformist sheep, but you really dont think it enough..

https://twitter.com/filippakid/status/1774000841168687165

Debbie Filippaki, BSW
@filippakid

Melbourne: Marxism Conference over the Easter weekend. A big thank you to everyone who has made the connection between COVID-19, class, disability, Long Covid, and poverty. Solidarity and mutual aid are important in this ongoing pandemic

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/GJ6ADCnbIAAkfns?format=jpg&name=900×900

shatterzzz
April 1, 2024 9:43 am

‘ABSURD!’: Scotland’s new hate crime law will cause ‘more HATE and more division!’ | Brian Monteith

Last time I went home (UK) 2016 .. the rellies were behaving the same way, terrified if they mentioned ethnicity they’d be in trouble .. all the Scots have dun it’s put it into law instead of being an unspoken rule …..

shatterzzz
April 1, 2024 9:47 am

And the other side is worse, if that’s even possible.
UK ‘Conservatives’ on Pace for Worst Election Defeat in Party History Under Globalist PM Sunak

Doesn’t really matter England is finished, regardless of who winz ..!

Black Ball
Black Ball
April 1, 2024 9:52 am

These 2 dickheads. Daily Telegraph:

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and his energy minister Chris Bowen have been accused of “hypocrisy” after evidence emerged the climate crusading pair took separate private jets from Canberra to attend the same event in the Hunter Valley last Thursday.

The initial claims were made Monday after 2GB’s Ben Fordham revealed a picture of two Dassault Falcon 7X jets belong to the Royal Australian Airforce said to have been snapped at Scone Airport in the Hunter Valley that morning.

While the RAAF owns three Dassault Falcons for VIP transport purposes, the jet is also popular with celebrities including Taylor Swift, who used it to fly into Sydney and Melbourne for her recent Eras Tour extravaganza.

Mr Albanese and Mr Bowen were in the Hunter Valley that day to announce $1 billion in funding for the “Solar SunShot” program to encourage the local manufacture of solar panels.

Records on the Flight Aware website indicate that two Dassault Falcon business jets belonging to the RAAF landed at Scone Airport within 20 minutes of each other Thursday morning.

Both flights originated from Canberra.

The first plane left Canberra at 8:42am and landed less than an hour later at 9:23am.

The second left 20 minutes later at 9:02am and landed at 9:40am.

It is not clear which aircraft carried which politician.

Claims about the separate arrivals are likely to lead to further speculation about the relationship between the two men after the prime minister swooped in to water down controversial vehicle emissions standards championed by Mr Bowen.

However aviation and logistics sources suggested that two smaller RAAF jets may have been used to transport the ministers and their staff rather than one of the government’s larger planes due to the shorter runway at Scone.

Later that morning, Mr Albanese and Mr Bowen held a press conference with industry minister Ed Husic and local Hunter MP Dean Repacholi to spruik solar panel manufacturing and the transition to net zero.

In his remarks, Mr Bowen said that “the world’s climate emergency is Australia’s jobs opportunity,” while Mr Albanese told journalists that “net zero isn’t negotiable, it’s necessary.”

Speaking to Ben Fordham, shadow housing minister Michael Sukkar said “the evidence is pretty damning.”

“Clearly the prime minister and his minister are using taxpayer dollars to live the high life flying around on private jets.”

Mr Sukkar said that typically a minister joining the prime minister to make an announcement would “hitch a ride” with his or her leader, adding that it was “absolute hypocrisy” to charter two private jets while lecturing Australians about climate change.

A spokesperson for Mr Albanese said, “The Prime Minister and Ministers were excited to be back in the Hunter region to make a $1b announcement which brings us another step closer to ensuring the regions that have always powered Australia aren’t left behind.”

I wonder how Husic and the other bloke got there. As they are wont to say, the optics look scheissenhausen.

Indolent
Indolent
April 1, 2024 9:56 am
Roger
Roger
April 1, 2024 10:04 am

Buttigieg says he has no idea when Baltimore bridge debris might be cleared: ‘A very complex process’

When a politician or high-ranking public servant describes a problem they’re responsible for fixing as complex, it’s usually tantamount to an admission that they literally have no idea or, in regard to social problems, lack the moral courage to do the right thing.

But they intend to stay put and collect the generous salary regardless.

We are living in the age of incompetency and moral dereliction.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 1, 2024 10:07 am

Speaking of the holy season, there appears to be a few Hail Marys thrown around by Channel 10 in respect of the Lehrmann trial, ahead of the determination to be handed down by Lee J later this week.

For a porky little four-eyes, Lehrmann – judging by the pic of a young lass on his balcony the other day – is still getting decent stats.

Roger
Roger
April 1, 2024 10:11 am

UK ‘Conservatives’ on Pace for Worst Election Defeat in Party History Under Globalist PM Sunak

Sunak is a globalist who’s been mugged by reality, as recent policy reversals indicate.

Too little, too late it would seem.

Labour will be worse…much worse.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 1, 2024 10:19 am

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and his energy minister Chris Bowen have been accused of “hypocrisy” after evidence emerged the climate crusading pair took separate private jets from Canberra to attend the same event in the Hunter Valley last Thursday.

Speaking of such things.

Who’s in the Mood for Another Environmental Movie Lecture from Hollywood? (Daniel Greenfield, 31 Mar)

Some 20 years after it took root in the imagination of Francis Ford Coppola, Megalopolis screened this morning for the very first time.

“A accident causes the destruction of a New York City-like metropolis that is decaying anyway brings clashing visions of the future. On one side is an ambitious architectural idealist Cesar (Adam Driver). On the other is his sworn enemy, city Mayor Frank Cicero (Giancarlo Esposito). The debate becomes whether to embrace the future and build a utopia with renewable materials, or take a business-as-usual rebuild strategy, replete with concrete, corruption and power brokering at the expense of a restless underclass.” …

Coppola has a whole bunch of homes and estates made the old-fashioned way which include a Napa Valley estate complete with vineyards (mandatory for the elite), the Palazzo Margherita estate in Italy, and a 19th-century island palace in Belize, two more Napa Valley estates, a place in Guatemala, and another in New Orleans.

Coppola apparently also travels in a Falcon 7X business jet known as ‘Sofia 3’.

The great and good do like their Falcon 7X jets don’t they?

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 1, 2024 10:28 am

The great and good do like their Falcon 7X jets don’t they?

Jimmy Buffett had a Falcon 900 which was the earlier version of the 7X.

Crossie
Crossie
April 1, 2024 10:28 am

while Mr Albanese told journalists that “net zero isn’t negotiable, it’s necessary.”

I think the PM will find that anything is negotiable when opinion polls sink low enough to endanger his re-election or that of his government. Of course, as long as the greens have their backs they can be as arrogant as they like but it has been known even for greens to lose support.

Roger
Roger
April 1, 2024 10:34 am

I think the PM will find that anything is negotiable when opinion polls sink low

He should have a quiet chat with Rishi Sunak.

Crossie
Crossie
April 1, 2024 10:37 am

For a porky little four-eyes, Lehrmann – judging by the pic of a young lass on his balcony the other day – is still getting decent stats.

Am I too cynical in thinking the lass may be preparing the ground for sexual assault accusations so she can become famous and get millions in damages?

Crossie
Crossie
April 1, 2024 10:40 am

The debate becomes whether to embrace the future and build a utopia with renewable materials, or take a business-as-usual rebuild strategy, replete with concrete, corruption and power brokering at the expense of a restless underclass.” …

Aww, the renewables is a bigger corruption racket than anything the building industry could come up with.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 1, 2024 10:43 am

Knuckle Dragger
 April 1, 2024 10:07 am

Speaking of the holy season, there appears to be a few Hail Marys thrown around by Channel 10 in respect of the Lehrmann trial, ahead of the determination to be handed down by Lee J later this week.

Quite so.
The last minute “passing the note to the Real Jurdge” might work on LA Law, but not here.
Of course, Lee will bend over backwards to avoid any suggestion that anyone didn’t get an opportunity to put their case.
But the little snippet of gossip trotted out yesterday as “evidence” isn’t going anywhere.
It appears the incompetent lady lawyers are still running the show at Ten.

Crossie
Crossie
April 1, 2024 10:44 am

Roger

 April 1, 2024 10:11 am

UK ‘Conservatives’ on Pace for Worst Election Defeat in Party History Under Globalist PM Sunak

Sunak is a globalist who’s been mugged by reality, as recent policy reversals indicate.

Too little, too late it would seem. 

Labour will be worse…much worse.

In that case Nigel Farage had better get his act together so UK conservatives have somewhere to go, an actual alternative.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 1, 2024 10:48 am

Excellent article by Manhattan Contrarian. RTWT including comments..

manhattancontrarian.com/blog/2024-3-30-another-candidate-for-the-greatest-scientific-fraud-of-all-time

Roger
Roger
April 1, 2024 10:59 am

Health insurance premiums to rise by $100+ today.

The middle class is suffering death by a thousand price rises.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 1, 2024 11:05 am

Excellent article by Manhattan Contrarian.

Yes, Steve Milloy as well as tackling the climate fraud has been taking the Left to task about LNT for a long time. He has this one pinned on his site today:

Emails Reveal: Bureaucrats censor radiation risk science fraud by cancelling whistleblowers; Huge implications for nuclear power and more (Jun 2023)

There’s a direct link between this stuff, Bowen and Greens dogma. The nuclear disarmament groups got the LNT adopted in the face of the scientific data as a way to politically anathemize nuclear power. They were extremely effective, such that very few nuclear plants got built from the eighties onwards. And anyone like Bowen and Bandt who rose through the green-left movement during the last fifty years has ingested this religious canon. Hence the stupidity of the Labor Party right now.

(The real model is the radiation hormesis model. It actually works.)

Roger
Roger
April 1, 2024 11:14 am

Democrat fears over massive grassroots funding slump:

Small contributions of >$200 account for 38% of Joe Biden’s campaign fund.

They account for 61% of Trump’s fund. Trump’s best fundraising days have been the days he appeared in court.

‘The lack of grassroots engagement is a warning sign for Biden ahead of a tough election cycle, raising questions about whether the 80-year-old incumbent is exciting the Democratic base the way he will need to win a second term. The new data also suggests that the threat of Donald Trump, once a huge driver of Democratic fundraising, is not motivating donors like it used to.’

Politico

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 1, 2024 11:18 am

The information does not exist.

Sure.

Dot
Dot
April 1, 2024 11:20 am

The initial claims were made Monday after 2GB’s Ben Fordham revealed a picture of two Dassault Falcon 7X jets belong to the Royal Australian Airforce said to have been snapped at Scone Airport in the Hunter Valley that morning.

Check with flight radar. They actually do quite a bit of flying around.

I wonder how much work Albo gets done at The Lodge.

Separate planes is just protocol. There is a line of succession.

In a unity cabinet during a war, a single plan could effectively render the country without a national government.

I’m a stick in the mud. It’s not the separate flights that bother me. It’s the volume of flights.

johanna
johanna
April 1, 2024 11:31 am

Am I still permanently on the WordPress naughty step?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 1, 2024 11:43 am

In a unity cabinet during a war, a single plan could effectively render the country without a national government

Unless – and just hear me out, I know it sounds crazy….

Unless one bloke in the government swears himself in as the secret Minister for about eleven different portfolios.

See? Job done!

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
April 1, 2024 11:52 am

Dover @11:49am

Increased font size is a winner.

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 1, 2024 11:57 am

ANTHONY DILLON
Alice Springs curfew a short-term solution to a far deeper malady

While the Northern Territory government’s curfew for anyone under the age of 18 in the Alice Springs CBD may seem like a drastic measure, readers of this newspaper will not be surprised that the youth crime problem in Alice Springs has come to this.

For decades, The Australian has reported on the poor living conditions and dysfunction in too many Aboriginal communities resulting from limited access to education and employment opportunities, modern services, and safe homes to live in.

When these fundamental needs are not met, youth are often most impacted. The impacts include a lack of direction, self-respect and hope for the future. All this often results in boredom, anger, violence, self-harm and disrespect for others. I collectively call these the deadly five; not “deadly” in the modern Aboriginal usage of the word where it means “great”, but by the standard definition of the word – lethal.

Of course, the deadly five apply not only to Alice Springs’ youth but to the youth in any area of Australia that is under-resourced and its people highly politicised. And no group in Australia is more politicised than our Aboriginal people. But I focus on Alice Springs here because I have a very positive connection with it.

Last year, I travelled to Alice Springs to visit children at Yipirinya School. This opportunity was available to me because I am close friends with Bess Price, the school’s language and culture assistant principal. Bess and her husband, Dave, and now their daughter, Jacinta Nampijinpa Price, have fought for decades to help Aboriginal people – not only in Central Australia, but across this continent – attain a standard of living that most Australians take for granted.

I met many beautiful children in the school who were full of energy and life. Bess told me some of these children have it rough outside school, but when at school, they are safe and they learn. I contrast their lives with the tragic stories of Aboriginal kids told in these pages over the years. I do not want to see the enormous potential of today’s Aboriginal children wasted.

Will the curfew be effective? Like alcohol bans, by itself, likely no. Such emergency strategies must be accompanied by other strategies. The problems facing Aboriginal Australians are like a boat sinking because it has several holes in it. Each hole must be sealed to prevent the boat from sinking; if only half or even 90 per cent of the holes are sealed, the boat still sinks. I am saying that while a curfew may be a necessary strategy in the short term, it must be part of a more comprehensive solution.

If managed properly, the Albanese government’s commitment of $4bn for housing in remote communities and $738m over five years for improving educational outcomes for Aboriginal students in the Territory may be a comprehensive solution. Of course, such investment must be matched with similar investments in health, education and employment.

To properly manage this investment, a new mindset is required. Large sums of money, unless spent wisely, are not only a huge waste, but create more problems. We have several decades of evidence of this.

The new mindset I’ve advocated for many years would see Aboriginal children as Australian children, who just happen to have Aboriginal ancestry. With this view, we can abandon the debilitating rhetoric of colonisation, racism, and trans-generational trauma as the cause of problems facing Aboriginal children and their families today.

Such rhetoric has resulted in a view that Aboriginal children are vastly different to other Australian children. While it may have served some academics, political leaders, and consultants well, it has not helped Aboriginal children and their families.

It has only further promoted the dangerous us-them mentality that characterises Aboriginal affairs.

The us-them mentality has resulted in a wedge being driven between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians to the point where they see each other as the enemy. Subsequently, it is common for some left-leaning media to publish stories where an Aboriginal person had died in a “white” facility such as custody or a hospital, and racism is suggested as the cause of death. Such nonsense is harmful to reconciliation and must stop.

John Robson, a writer for Canada’s National Post, stated in 2017: “Canadians feel for Aboriginals, but our patience for too many insults has limits.” I believe the same is currently true in the Australian context. The new mindset I’ve advocated for here is essentially the abandonment of identity politics. Instead, we must embrace the truth that we are all Australians; some of us have Aboriginal ancestry and some of us do not. Adopt this new mindset, and places such as Alice Springs will become places of hope and inspiration.

Anthony Dillon is an honorary fellow of the Australian Catholic University.

Oz

A good article, but why should a certain part of Australia get free housing in “the communities”? And the communities don’t have any economic means of supporting themselves, or providing jobs.

Why can’t Aboriginals support themselves in the towns and cities?

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 1, 2024 11:58 am

There’s a direct link between this stuff, Bowen and Greens dogma. The nuclear disarmament groups got the LNT adopted in the face of the scientific data as a way to politically anathemize nuclear power. 

The KGB had a hand in this also by funding these groups.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 1, 2024 12:00 pm

Separate planes is just protocol. There is a line of succession.

OTOH, it would be a big win for the country if both died in a plane crash, preferably soon.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 1, 2024 12:01 pm

Unless one bloke in the government swears himself in as the secret Minister for about eleven different portfolios.

That was truly bizarre.
If you wanted to build in true redundancy in the event of Ministers being struck down by illness you would spread the back up roles around the table.
And you would tell Ministers what you had done.
Unless you wanted to get your hands on those discretionary Ministerial powers for a couple of months.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 1, 2024 12:03 pm

Unless one bloke in the government swears himself in as the secret Minister for about eleven different portfolios.

Sounds better in the original german

Führerprinzip.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C3%BChrerprinzip#:~:text=In%20practise%2C%20the%20F%C3%BChrerprinzip%20was,a%20basic%20characteristic%20of%20fascism.

Roger
Roger
April 1, 2024 12:03 pm

Why can’t Aboriginals support themselves in the towns and cities?

Because there’s an industry making a good living off their misery.

lotocoti
lotocoti
April 1, 2024 12:09 pm

It appears the incompetent lady lawyers are still running the show at Ten.

Management are probably missing their old legal firm,
Scair, deKatts & Soffcox. (Cedens facillimum est.)

Johnny Rotten
April 1, 2024 12:12 pm

Biden Simplifying Taxes to Cover his $7.5 Trillion Budget
According to leaked sources, Biden’s new simplified income-tax form to fund World War III and his Proposed $7.5 trillion budget will be revised, containing only four lines:

1. What was your income for the year?
2. What were your expenses?
3. How much have you left?
4. Send it in.

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https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/taxes/biden-simplying-taxes-to-cover-his-7-5-trillion-budget/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

shatterzzz
April 1, 2024 12:12 pm

Something to do on this holiday Monday ..
Bring your calendar/diary up to date .. LOL!

Aware
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 1, 2024 12:15 pm

Jesus loves you, Wodney.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 1, 2024 12:15 pm

Interesting article in Teh Paywallian about Baz and Kerry. You won’t read about it in Teh Worst. A Trojan Baz?

lotocoti
lotocoti
April 1, 2024 12:22 pm

The Welsh praying on their knees and on their neighbours
wasn’t a joke, I guess.

wivenhoe
wivenhoe
April 1, 2024 12:26 pm

e johanna’s complaints about the size of the font, I’ve finally worked out how to increase the size using the code and have made the amendments.
Let me know what you all think

I, for one, as a person going blind, think that is a brilliant move.

Crossie
Crossie
April 1, 2024 12:28 pm

A good article, but why should a certain part of Australia get free housing in “the communities”? And the communities don’t have any economic means of supporting themselves, or providing jobs.

Why can’t Aboriginals support themselves in the towns and cities?

Top Ender, you are right that it makes no sense when this housing is provided in the remote areas where there is nothing else and no possibility of eventually integrating into society. These remote communities are an existential dead end where only well resourced and determined individuals are able to exist. Belligerent groups can only destroy others and themselves.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 1, 2024 12:30 pm

I, for one, as a person going blind, think that is a brilliant move.

Dont forget hitting the shift key and the + sign on your keyboard makes everything bigger (- and shift for smaller)

Crossie
Crossie
April 1, 2024 12:37 pm

Roger

 April 1, 2024 12:03 pm

Why can’t Aboriginals support themselves in the towns and cities?

Because there’s an industry making a good living off their misery.

I find these so-called do-gooders and activists as the most vile creatures of our age. They sit in their comfy publicly funded inner city offices and mostly work on media announcements or government policy papers. If they were really committed to the cause they would be right among the disadvantaged in the remote communities doing something practical like the missionaries of old used to do. Mother Teresa walked the walk and thus made a difference to countless people, she left the talk to others.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 1, 2024 12:40 pm

Why can’t Aboriginals support themselves in the towns and cities?

Do you have any idea how many iron ricebowls would be smashed if Aboriginals were just “Australians”.
How much of the 30 Bill or so ever makes it out of Canberrraaaahhh and the state capitals.
How much “toyota dreaming” would be ruined.

damon
damon
April 1, 2024 12:51 pm

I thought it was a joke that they ran the old perv in 2020″

If you’ve seen the videos of him with young girls, he should not be loose on the streets. His wife should be ashamed of herself. but I guess that’s not in the Biden genome.

wivenhoe
wivenhoe
April 1, 2024 1:18 pm

Dont forget hitting the shift key and the + sign on your keyboard makes everything bigger (- and shift for smaller)

Thank you for that. As well as going blind, I am also old, and pewter illiterate so any advice helps.

damon
damon
April 1, 2024 1:20 pm

Why can’t Aboriginals support themselves in the towns and cities?”

Why would they work when they have ”sit down’ money? Realistically, most people, even whites, only work when they have to.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 1, 2024 1:25 pm

LNT mob sound just like the climategate crooks.

Gilas
Gilas
April 1, 2024 1:27 pm

dover0beach
April 1, 2024 11:49 am

Re johanna’s complaints about the size of the font, I’ve finally worked out how to increase the size using the code and have made the amendments.
Let me know what you all think.

Maybe it’s just me, but I thought everyone knew that pressing ctrl +
OR
ctrl and mouse scrolling wheel will change font size.
It has done so since Win XP, at least.

Johnny Rotten
April 1, 2024 1:30 pm

Sancho Panzer
April 1, 2024 12:15 pm

Sure.

Diogenes
Diogenes
April 1, 2024 1:34 pm

Maybe it’s just me, but I thought everyone knew that pressing ctrl +

OR

ctrl and mouse scrolling wheel will change font size.It has done so since Win XP, at least.

That zooms the entire page.
BTW ctrl + 0 restores it to normal size

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Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 1, 2024 1:43 pm

Moderna combining COVID with Flu Vaccine – BEWARE
We seriously need MAJOR political reform. Anyone who supports the absolute immunity for the Pharmaceutical Industry should be removed from office – NOW!!!!!! If one in every 10,000 General Motors cars blew up when you just turned the key but has absolute immunity from lawsuits, why fix the problem? I have a guy who works for me, and his entire family cannot take vaccines of any kind, for they get violently sick. These people know that even with normal vaccines, there is also a portion of people who will die. That is just a matter of fact. That is why they bribed our politicians for absolute immunity. Why ask for that unless you were getting sued?
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Without any long-term study, Moderna is losing revenue from COVID-19, so they are now, at lightning speed, combining that with the flu shot. I would get the flu vaccine, but no more. I will not accept this MRNA vaccine, which is untested, and they have ZERO liability even if they killed 50% of the population. Last time I had the flu, I lost 10 lbs. It was a great diet. So, there are no more vaccines for me for anything anymore. I trust these people even less than the government. This is a rush job for profits – not to save people from anything!!!!!

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/vaccine/moderna-combining-covid-with-flu-vaccine-beware/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

Not Uh oh
Not Uh oh
April 1, 2024 1:52 pm

FREE MOLLY!

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 1, 2024 2:03 pm

Why can’t Aboriginals support themselves in the towns and cities?

First thought was the complicity of the Australian governments, past and present, in creating this mess. I have no problem in laying the blame for dysfunctional remote communities at the feet of posturing bleeding hearts, spivs, main chancers, and the most cynical political actors whether they be in politics itself or manipulate them.

Mind you the same types prey on the rest of us, coming from all directions in any number of disguises, but we can recognise them and can own our responses. Aborigines have have been spun a certain uniqueness from their indigeneity (it is actually an old drama played out countless times in history) and been told repeatedly by white people themselves that white people have been terrible and must make amends. The young Aboriginal men scarred with glossy whelts he can’t remember earning, limping perhaps with a permanent injury from some long forgotten trivial spat, and peering blearily through alcohol fumes, this man could never have come up with this. All he knows is that, from everyone he hears, he is the victim and his suffering is because of whitey. It is Whitey’s fault. Even they say so. Why wouldn’t he believe it?

Rev’rent.

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Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 1, 2024 2:06 pm
Top Ender
Top Ender
April 1, 2024 2:29 pm

Why can’t Aboriginals support themselves in the towns and cities?

The other odd aspect of it all is this mystical so-called connection to “Country”.

You may as well say Londoners are attached to London, and so they are. But when the work dries up then move elsewhere – we all generally do that, except for Aboriginals who are told they have this connection and must stay there.

Well if you do that in normal circumstances you just go broke. I moved out of Tasmania because there were no jobs. It’s hardly preferable to stay in Utopia in the middle of Oz where there is nothing to do and no means of support apart from Centrelink.Your mental and physical health are both better off moving to Adelaide or wherever is offering a future.

Muddy
Muddy
April 1, 2024 2:34 pm

Due to extra work recently, I’ve allowed myself a moment of bourgeois decadence and purchased a copy of Quadrant at a local no-longer-a-newsagency-now-a-gift-shop.

On the back cover, there’s an ad for ‘Romancing the Primitive – The Myth of the Ecological Aborigine‘ by William J. Lines. (Perhaps this has been mentioned already in this thread; I haven’t scrolled up yet).

It looks quite interesting, so I’ll have to start saving my small-change again.

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rosie
rosie
April 1, 2024 2:38 pm

Good to see the Armstrong Crook knows his audience.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 1, 2024 2:39 pm

Wodney at 1:43.
Whoa!
That is two paragraphs and a meaningless graph.
Thin ice, champ.
Thin ice

Muddy
Muddy
April 1, 2024 2:40 pm

Oops.
Sorry, Dover.
I’ve tried to post a link to a free download (pdf format) at Quadrant to Frank Salter’s book The Voice Referendum: A Statement on Behalf of the British Australian Community, but something has obviously gone awry.

Muddy
Muddy
April 1, 2024 2:42 pm

Part of the blurb for Romancing the Primitive, a Quadrant book which I referred to above:

This book is about civilisation’s discontents, those who have idealised people outside of civilisation, imagining they lead happy, fulfilling lives at peace with one another and in harmony with the world around them. For most of this time, romanticising this ‘other’ constituted one strand in the thick rope of Western thought and reflection and knowledge of the human heart. Today, however, romanticising the primitive dominates Australian intellectual and cultural life, becoming an obsession and virtually a religion. The once single fibre now constitutes almost the entire rope.

Crossie
Crossie
April 1, 2024 3:06 pm

The other odd aspect of it all is this mystical so-called connection to “Country”.

You may as well say Londoners are attached to London, and so they are. But when the work dries up then move elsewhere – we all generally do that, except for Aboriginals who are told they have this connection and must stay there.

Whatever happened to walkabout? I thought it was a common practice to move on when food ran out to a place that had more of it. Wouldn’t a town be a place of plentiful food and jobs to earn the money to pay for it?

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 1, 2024 3:08 pm

Sancho Panzer
April 1, 2024 2:39 pm

Sure Mrs Stencho. If you say so.

However, the Moderation rule has allowed the post. Talk to Dover as you obviously have some sort of problem you self appointed Blog Milk Monitor.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 1, 2024 3:11 pm

Why I Old Buy Old Cars
The Climate Zealots are intent upon ending the Industrial Revolution, for most are just brainwashed fools, as illustrated by throwing soup on major oil paintings, because they are so STUPID and just hear the word oil, and it must be evil. You paint using linseed oil – not crude oil. What can I say? These people cannot understand basic chemistry, economics, biology, physics, or anything worthwhile. Anyone supporting this agenda is just not capable of independent thought.

The real stupidity surfaces when they are so ignorant that historical CLIMATE CHANGE has occurred for millions of years. In fact, it has been clearly established that mass migrations of the Sea Peoples, Goths, Mongols, and Huns were all driven by severe droughts in Asia. The Assyrian Empire collapsed because of a megadrought, as was the case for the Maya. WHY? Because they were NOT industrialized economies and were 90% agrarian. Even the USA was 70% agrarian in 1850.

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/human-rights/why-i-old-buy-old-cars/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

calli
calli
April 1, 2024 3:29 pm

The new font size gets many…many upticks from me.

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Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 1, 2024 3:31 pm

claire lehmann We’re paying for a revolution led by social activists

The Australian reported last month that Elsa Tuet-Rosenberg, one of the activists involved in the doxxing of 600 Australian Jewish creatives, has a contract with the Australian Human Rights Commission with her company, Hue.
Given this company is in receipt of public funds, and produces materials to be used in Australian schools, it is worth examining its work and overarching philosophy, and whether it is compatible with the AHRC’s remit.
The first thing one notices about Hue’s website is that it does not limit itself to anti-racism. “Too often conversations about ‘Inclusion & Diversity’ are tokenistic and one dimensional,” the website reads. “The systemic nature of power & oppression is ignored, and there is no real investment in meaningful change.”

theaustralian.com.au10:33

‘Social justice activist’ doxes ‘hundreds of Jewish Australians’Sky News host Rita Panahi has slammed the Human Rights Commission following the doxing of Jewish… creatives by a “social justice activist”. The Human Rights Commission gave a contract to provide “anti-racism resources to a group founded” by the activist, she said. “Who helped spread the doxed details of More
Clicking through to Hue’s online shop, one can find an Anti-Racism Policy template for $300, a NAIDOC Week participation leave policy for $300 and a Gender Affirmation Leave Policy template for $300.
If someone wants to go all out and purchase a Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Survey Licence and Support Package, they can expect to pay the handsome price of $4150.
These documents are to be used in the workplace as guides in dealing with employees who might be “gender diverse”, Indigenous or a person of colour. Like other forms of social justice activism, the primary concern is to influence social norms through the introduction of workplace policies, speech codes and other forms of bureaucratic oversight.
It’s an important question because the answer sheds light on the all-encompassing nature of modern progressive activism.
Today’s activism is shaped by a philosophical worldview known as critical theory. Developed by post-WWII academics such as Theodor Adorno and Herbert Marcuse, critical theory is an analytical framework that aims to identify and dismantle systems of power. It takes Karl Marx’s critique of capitalism and extends it into other domains, including race, gender, sexuality, nationality and indigeneity. Systems of power that need to be dismantled include white supremacy, patriarchy, cis-heteronormativity, colonialism and capitalism.

This preoccupation with power is why social justice activism today comes in a package. The civil rights movements of the past focused on tangible results, such as making changes to legislation that would promote dignity and equality for all.
But since racial, gender and, later, marriage equality have become formally enshrined by law, the focus of activists has shifted from the concrete to the abstract, with the goal now being to “dismantle power”.
From the critical theory worldview, dismantling one system of power works towards dismantling other systems. This is why students carrying banners that read “Queers for Palestine” see no contradiction: it’s power that needs to be dismantled, not rights that need to be won.
This gets us back to the AHRC. The AHRC’s remit is not to dismantle power. It is a statutory body funded by the Australian government and is tasked with ensuring compliance with Australian law, namely the Racial Discrimination Act. As an instrument of power itself, any attempt to “dismantle power” would become self-contradictory. The clash of worldviews doesn’t stop there, however.
The Racial Discrimination Act of 1975 states: “It is unlawful for a person: (a) to refuse to allow another person access to or use of any place, by reason of the race, colour or national or ethnic origin of that other person or of any relative or associate of that other person.”
But a visit to Hue’s website, (which is linked to by the AHRC) suggests this rule has been superseded. Hue offers events and workshops for “people of colour only”. One event, titled “Power & Resilience (People of Colour only)” purportedly “creates a safe space for people of colour at your organisation to share, reflect, connect and learn without the impact of the white gaze … the session also explores strategies for coping and wellbeing under oppressive and racist systems”.
Yet the Racial Discrimination Act does not include carve-outs allowing certain groups of people to be exclusionary or racist towards other groups of people because they feel they are living under “systems of oppression”. The legislation itself is blind to race – it simply prohibits discrimination. It’s worthwhile asking: does Hue – and the AHRC more broadly – see itself as above the law?

Unlike the Racial Discrimination Act, the critical theory definition of racism is not colourblind. Any condemnation of racism is determined by the identity of the actors engaged in it, rather than by the racism itself. And this selective condemnation also applies to rape, torture and murder.
On Hue’s LinkedIn page, an article in reference to October 7 states: “Whiteness culture is … hyper-individual, emphasising harm that takes place on an individual level, and disguising the violent systems that give rise to that harm in the first place. This culture erases ongoing ‘israeli’ (sic) violence from our conversations and highlights and demonises the violence of resistance efforts and land defence.”
In the critical theory worldview “land defence” now outranks prohibitions against mass rape and mass murder. The mistaken notion that today’s social justice activists are passionate advocates of equality and dignity for all, rather than the carriers of a radically sectarian moral framework, has allowed establishment institutions such as the AHRC to be duped into giving them access and influence.
Activists with Tuet-Rosenberg’s worldview have effectively taken over institutions across corporate, non-profit and government sectors. Centre-leftists have no match for their zeal, and quickly find themselves defenestrated whenever there is conflict.
With companies such as Hue in receipt of public subsidy, the Australian taxpayer is now funding a revolution.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 1, 2024 3:36 pm

Crossie

 Wouldn’t a town be a place of plentiful food and jobs to earn the money to pay for it?

What are these words “earn” and “pay”?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 1, 2024 3:36 pm

No rain or storms here and just a fresh breeze yet the power is off in the district and many locations in western Vic.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 1, 2024 3:37 pm

rosie
 April 1, 2024 2:38 pm

Good to see the Armstrong Crook knows his audience.

I don’t give a sh*t about Armstrong…. you seem to gobble up every Big Pharma ‘Vax’ like a pin cushion.

They love people like you.

miltonf
miltonf
April 1, 2024 3:42 pm
Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 1, 2024 3:48 pm

Gez

Seems to be an overcautious SOP creeping into a lot of the utility providers recently. I noticed in Queensland Ergon Energy started doing it after Cyclone Yasi. Flip a switch & the whole grid went dead. Before that decent night of electrical storms or strongish cyclone the parts of town with underground rarely never lost power.

Make you wonder how neglected our grid is? Certainly not gold plated anyway…

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 1, 2024 3:48 pm

I don’t give a sh*t about Armstrong

And that is the correct answer.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 1, 2024 3:51 pm

I’ve never had a flu shot of any kind. I remember in 2000 when all the office staff got jabbed …sick for a week.

That status will remain.

JC
JC
April 1, 2024 4:04 pm

Bizarre from Dawkins, who wrote a book called ‘The God Delusion’ claiming religion was a deeply malevolent, dividing force in the world. 

Now he’s calling himself a ‘cultural Christian’? Find it odd to use religion to extend your secular political points.

Isn’t it good that someone like him, is at least sort of neutral towards Christianity? I see it more as a positive.

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shatterzzz
April 1, 2024 4:07 pm

Wouldn’t a town be a place of plentiful food and jobs to earn the money to pay

The problem with this thought is including “forbidden” words like “jobs & earn” in reference to 251 lifestyle ……

JC
JC
April 1, 2024 4:16 pm

Heard an interesting podcast.

Trump had a phone chat with Glen Beck, and Trump raised the subject of VP and who he wanted to see. Beck told him he wanted Vivek in the job.
Apparently, Trump told Beck that Vivek is the number 1 chosen by everyone he’s asked the same question.

JC
JC
April 1, 2024 4:24 pm
cohenite
April 1, 2024 4:32 pm
Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 1, 2024 4:51 pm

I had cause to visit some Rocks Experience Museum’ (or something like that) yesterday in The Rocks in Sydney.

The ground floor comprised two rooms. The first was sort of dedicated to pre-colonisation. A few shards of rock and drilled sea shells, and some drawn images (from early settlers) and plaques on the walls dripped with nostalgia for a mythical past. I especially remember an image of a man with two spears – supposedly a moment of an ancient harmony captured in charcoal and paper – just one moment typical of moments over 30 billion years (estimate as of 3:30 this afternoon).

My thoughts, however, were to wonder how many nights he had slept huddled from the cold with the fire warning only on side of his body. How many nights he went to sleep hungry. How often bursting an injury – an ankle twisted during a hunt, an infected laceration, or even a fear that the spirits had noticed some transgression that he can’t even tell others in the tribe because they would use it to prop up their own precarious position in the tribe.

The next room was settlement. A few artefacts in a display case – old shoes, cracked plates, and a still carrying the information that in the early colony used grog as a currency. What a drunken dysfunctional mob!There was one BIG artefact – a cannon! Drunks with weapons of slaughter. (The original ‘mortal engines’, no less.)

Then there was a quote from some woman commissioner or spokes-activist or deputy nag from some South Australian Human Rights commission – a very prominent placement of an opinion of someone with no obvious connection to the archaeology or history of Sydney.

The quote lamented the way life (since settlement) had become mated by materialism and greed, with the unspoken (and frankly unsupportable) implication that life pre-settlement was somehow comparable to what we have now, but better (being untainted by greed and materialism).

If only she had mentioned blankets, houses, stored food, surgery etc.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 1, 2024 4:56 pm

Hochul is a standout
The poison dwarf.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 1, 2024 4:58 pm

Apparently, Trump told Beck that Vivek is the number 1 chosen by everyone he’s asked the same question.

It might just be me, but I would think Vivek would not be the best choice – he is an alpha. A leader, not the follower a VP has to be. He should be made a Secretary of something or other where he can really shine, and prepare to run for President again. Trump is scrappy, which is needed now because the swamp is a gross evil. The more polished style of Vivek would be a great follow up.

Not Uh oh
Not Uh oh
April 1, 2024 4:58 pm

Dover, I read your 3.28pm post (the metaphysics of individualism) and now my head hurts.

JC
JC
April 1, 2024 5:09 pm

I tend to agree, lode. He could be used at Homeland Security to dismantle that disaster.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 1, 2024 5:12 pm

Bizarre from Dawkins, who wrote a book called ‘The God Delusion’ claiming religion was a deeply malevolent, dividing force in the world.

Dawkins never understood that if people stopped believing in Christianity they wouldn’t suddenly all become rationalists who’d carry on with Christian morals. They actually become superstitious loons with no morals at all.

rosie
rosie
April 1, 2024 5:13 pm

It’s just great then, that people can now get an annual combined flu and covid vax, so much less pincushiony.
And I totally believe you when you say all 2000 people at your alleged place of employment were off work for a week after getting the flu vaccination, that one year you worked.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 1, 2024 5:22 pm

Reading an account of the Battle of Leyte Gulf, by Mark Stille. In one sortie, two U.S. Navy pilots, Commander David McCampbell, and his wingman, from the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Essex shot down fifteen Japanese aircraft, between them. The text notes dryly that “The ill-trained Japanese were virtually helpless against McCampbell and the other Hellcat pilots.” (Page 121.)

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 1, 2024 5:27 pm

JC
April 1, 2024 4:24 pm

Hilarious vid.

Fundamentally flawed science. In space, noone can hear you fart.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 1, 2024 5:35 pm

DrBeauGan

 April 1, 2024 5:27 pm

JC

April 1, 2024 4:24 pm

Hilarious vid.

Fundamentally flawed science. In space, noone can hear you fart.

Don’t ever let humour intrude on your life, BG.
Not even for a second.
Anything to say about the plausibility of the twenty foot moon monster, while you are fact checking?

JC
JC
April 1, 2024 5:37 pm

Apparently, a fart is the only sound you can hear in space. The vid proved it.

bons
bons
April 1, 2024 5:38 pm

Dillon’s comment about the severe negative impact of labeling kids as ‘aboriginal’ thus placing their future in the hands of venal thugs was mirrored last week by Calvin Robinson when he queried why it is that American blacks are labled as African American when clearly they are not African, they are American.

JC
JC
April 1, 2024 5:46 pm

And Doc, technically your comment about not being able to hear sounds in space isn’t correct. People in space can communicate, either in a space modules or space suits.

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 1, 2024 5:51 pm

CLAIRE LEHMANN
We’re paying for a revolution led by social activists

The Australian reported last month that Elsa Tuet-Rosenberg, one of the activists involved in the doxxing of 600 Australian Jewish creatives, has a contract with the Australian Human Rights Commission with her company, Hue.

Given this company is in receipt of public funds, and produces materials to be used in Australian schools, it is worth examining its work and overarching philosophy, and whether it is compatible with the AHRC’s remit.

The first thing one notices about Hue’s website is that it does not limit itself to anti-racism. “Too often conversations about ‘Inclusion & Diversity’ are tokenistic and one dimensional,” the website reads. “The systemic nature of power & oppression is ignored, and there is no real investment in meaningful change.”

Clicking through to Hue’s online shop, one can find an Anti-Racism Policy template for $300, a NAIDOC Week participation leave policy for $300 and a Gender Affirmation Leave Policy template for $300.

If someone wants to go all out and purchase a Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Survey Licence and Support Package, they can expect to pay the handsome price of $4150.

These documents are to be used in the workplace as guides in dealing with employees who might be “gender diverse”, Indigenous or a person of colour. Like other forms of social justice activism, the primary concern is to influence social norms through the introduction of workplace policies, speech codes and other forms of bureaucratic oversight.

At first glance, one might wonder what gender affirmation has to do with racism. Why would a consulting agency dedicated to issues of race be in the business of transgenderism? It’s an important question because the answer sheds light on the all-encompassing nature of modern progressive activism.

Today’s activism is shaped by a philosophical worldview known as critical theory. Developed by post-WWII academics such as Theodor Adorno and Herbert Marcuse, critical theory is an analytical framework that aims to identify and dismantle systems of power. It takes Karl Marx’s critique of capitalism and extends it into other domains, including race, gender, sexuality, nationality and indigeneity. Systems of power that need to be dismantled include white supremacy, patriarchy, cis-heteronormativity, colonialism and capitalism.

This preoccupation with power is why social justice activism today comes in a package. The civil rights movements of the past focused on tangible results, such as making changes to legislation that would promote dignity and equality for all.

But since racial, gender and, later, marriage equality have become formally enshrined by law, the focus of activists has shifted from the concrete to the abstract, with the goal now being to “dismantle power”.

From the critical theory worldview, dismantling one system of power works towards dismantling other systems. This is why students carrying banners that read “Queers for Palestine” see no contradiction: it’s power that needs to be dismantled, not rights that need to be won.

This gets us back to the AHRC. The AHRC’s remit is not to dismantle power. It is a statutory body funded by the Australian government and is tasked with ensuring compliance with Australian law, namely the Racial Discrimination Act. As an instrument of power itself, any attempt to “dismantle power” would become self-contradictory. The clash of worldviews doesn’t stop there, however.

The Racial Discrimination Act of 1975 states: “It is unlawful for a person: (a) to refuse to allow another person access to or use of any place, by reason of the race, colour or national or ethnic origin of that other person or of any relative or associate of that other person.”

But a visit to Hue’s website, (which is linked to by the AHRC) suggests this rule has been superseded. Hue offers events and workshops for “people of colour only”. One event, titled “Power & Resilience (People of Colour only)” purportedly “creates a safe space for people of colour at your organisation to share, reflect, connect and learn without the impact of the white gaze … the session also explores strategies for coping and wellbeing under oppressive and racist systems”.

Yet the Racial Discrimination Act does not include carve-outs allowing certain groups of people to be exclusionary or racist towards other groups of people because they feel they are living under “systems of oppression”. The legislation itself is blind to race – it simply prohibits discrimination. It’s worthwhile asking: does Hue – and the AHRC more broadly – see itself as above the law?

Unlike the Racial Discrimination Act, the critical theory definition of racism is not colourblind. Any condemnation of racism is determined by the identity of the actors engaged in it, rather than by the racism itself. And this selective condemnation also applies to rape, torture and murder.

On Hue’s LinkedIn page, an article in reference to October 7 states: “Whiteness culture is … hyper-individual, emphasising harm that takes place on an individual level, and disguising the violent systems that give rise to that harm in the first place. This culture erases ongoing ‘israeli’ (sic) violence from our conversations and highlights and demonises the violence of resistance efforts and land defence.”

In the critical theory worldview “land defence” now outranks prohibitions against mass rape and mass murder. The mistaken notion that today’s social justice activists are passionate advocates of equality and dignity for all, rather than the carriers of a radically sectarian moral framework, has allowed establishment institutions such as the AHRC to be duped into giving them access and influence.

Activists with Tuet-Rosenberg’s worldview have effectively taken over institutions across corporate, non-profit and government sectors. Centre-leftists have no match for their zeal, and quickly find themselves defenestrated whenever there is conflict.

With companies such as Hue in receipt of public subsidy, the Australian taxpayer is now funding a revolution.

Claire Lehmann is founding editor of online magazine Quillette.

Oz

Indolent
Indolent
April 1, 2024 5:52 pm
Indolent
Indolent
April 1, 2024 5:54 pm
Indolent
Indolent
April 1, 2024 5:55 pm
Rabz
April 1, 2024 5:55 pm

even considering Joe to run this year beggars belief

An angry*, incontinent illegitimate ol commie, yet here we are … 😕

*About what, he knows not.

Indolent
Indolent
April 1, 2024 5:56 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 1, 2024 5:58 pm

I hope Sky News got a lot of advertising dosh for having this cretin on.

EVs set to push petrol cars out of the market (Sky News, 1 Apr)

Australians have underestimated how quickly the transition to electric vehicles would happen, says Smart Energy Council Chief Executive John Grimes.

“New technology coming into Australia can see a charging in ten minutes to almost 700km of range,” Mr Grimes told Sky News Australia.

Not knowing who he was I looked him up, as you do. My climate grift bingo card melted.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 1, 2024 6:00 pm

Systems of power that need to be dismantled include white supremacy, patriarchy, cis-heteronormativity, colonialism and capitalism.

Go and view the “Killing Fields” of Cambodia, and then tell me why capitalism should be dismantled. And what in the name of God is “cis-heteronormativity?”

Dot
Dot
April 1, 2024 6:02 pm

CLAIRE LEHMANN

Please go away.

Rabz
April 1, 2024 6:05 pm

Big fat bald rogan accuses Israel of “Genocoide”

Oh, for effs’ sake, isn’t everybody?

yeah, you know, like the Isreallees are gettin’ it on with the germicide and stuff, I tells ya!”

John H.
John H.
April 1, 2024 6:07 pm

rBeauGan

 April 1, 2024 5:12 pm

Bizarre from Dawkins, who wrote a book called ‘The God Delusion’ claiming religion was a deeply malevolent, dividing force in the world.

Dawkins never understood that if people stopped believing in Christianity they wouldn’t suddenly all become rationalists who’d carry on with Christian morals. They actually become superstitious loons with no morals at all.

Instead of playing to the crowd try reading Societies Without God(Zuckerman) or The Age of Empathy(de Waal). The idea that without religion people become immoral betrays the same old mistake that people so often man, believing that their beliefs and behaviors arise from ratiocination. It’s a bit rich to call people superstitious loons when the central tenets of Christianity are comical. The Abrahamic religions are far too narcissistic. Man, most certainly not woman, is at the centre of the universe and even responsible the for the corruption of all creation.

cohenite
April 1, 2024 6:14 pm

Man, most certainly not woman, is at the centre of the universe and even responsible the for the corruption of all creation.

That’s not right. Eve gave poor old Adam the apple. What a skank. That’s when everything went downhill.

Dot
Dot
April 1, 2024 6:14 pm

The Abrahamic religions are far too narcissistic.

???

I think you’re confusing paranoia and masochism with narcissism.

Rabz
April 1, 2024 6:16 pm

a book called ‘The God Delusion’

For my sins and they are many, I actually waded through that agglomeration of verbal sludge in the hope that there would be some sort of revelation affirming my atheism – and yet, there was not.

So it’s back to enjoying the carnal pleasures of a society in rapid decay … 😕

Roger
Roger
April 1, 2024 6:16 pm

Man, most certainly not woman, is at the centre of the universe and even responsible the for the corruption of all creation.

You haven’t read the text closely enough, John.

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Rabz
April 1, 2024 6:21 pm

paranoia, masochism and a bit o’ narcissism

Welcome to loife in the early twenty first century, peoples! 🙂

Roger
Roger
April 1, 2024 6:26 pm

Dillon’s comment about the severe negative impact of labeling kids as ‘aboriginal’… 

QLD Ed school principals now have to write up pre-emptory reports on how they will handle the behaviour issues of individual aboriginal students before the students have given indication of any behaviour issues.

Simply on account of their ‘aboriginality’.

Another example of how low expectations shape the progressive narrative on aboriginal Australia.

Just who are the racists?

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Rabz
April 1, 2024 6:28 pm

No bloody wonder young womanages are neurotic when this cadaver is put in front of them as semi normal

Yep, not attractive at all. Slimbos are very hot and all that, but I’d have to post a picture of a womanage with some slightly extra padding to have renounced the “it”.

So yeah, no. 🙂

Rabz
April 1, 2024 6:36 pm

A young womanage who appears to not be starving.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 1, 2024 6:38 pm

Via Top Ender

Today’s activism is shaped by a philosophical worldview known as critical theory. Developed by post-WWII academics such as Theodor Adorno and Herbert Marcuse, critical theory is an analytical framework that aims to identify and dismantle systems of power.

This is a grotesque lie. The intent of activism is not to “dismantle systems of power”, but to institute new systems of power to replace the current systems, with the new systems to be controlled forever by activists of a leftard tendency.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 1, 2024 6:45 pm
Boambee John
Boambee John
April 1, 2024 6:46 pm

Sorry, Zulu, I missed your earlier posting of the Lehman article.

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Rabz
April 1, 2024 6:48 pm

The Keef and a young womanage who may not be close to death from starvation … 🙂

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 1, 2024 6:50 pm

. The idea that without religion people become immoral betrays the same old mistake that people so often man, believing that their beliefs and behaviors arise from ratiocination.

Some people are barely restrained by social conventions and laws while others obey conventions slavishly. Different temperaments.

Not many these days bother with any ratiocination. It’s the feelz. If you haven’t noticed, you need to get out more.

calli
calli
April 1, 2024 7:21 pm

John H., if I read him correctly, is positing that Christianity (and the Abrahamic religions) is narcissistic because they place Man at the apex of creation.

Which is curious because we are told we are just lower than angels (Psalm 8:5). So we are important, but not because of our spot on the starting blocks. It may be because we possess the ability to make certain choices.

In any case, the narcissism argument only stands if you accept purposeful “creation”. Otherwise, it’s all just random and doesn’t really matter.

Vicki
Vicki
April 1, 2024 7:22 pm

Elon Musk accuses Democrats of ‘importing voters’

Elon is, not surprisingly right. It is the same right across the western world. The Left are strategists. Sadly, it has taken a couple of generations for the Right to understand the depth of their planning.

Incidentally, it is the same reason for Labor’s insane expansion of the public service in this country. Once appointed, they are beholden for their livelihood to Labor. And they bl—-y control everything……

Roger
Roger
April 1, 2024 7:26 pm

So we are important, but not because of our spot on the starting blocks. It may be because we possess the ability to make certain choices.

We are God’s image bearers in the earthly realm; vice-regents, so to speak.

Nothing to do with narcissism, which has its roots in the fall, not creation. The fall is where we become curved in on self – incurvatus in se, as Luther put it – placing our own desires and purposes over those of our creator and our neighbour.

In regard to the creation and fall narrative, I’ve yet to find a convinced atheist who’s understood it. I think they should understand it before they reject it!

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Gilas
Gilas
April 1, 2024 7:38 pm

Speaking of anorectic, amenorrheic females..

If one listens carefully, there’s a song here.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 1, 2024 8:20 pm

Cleveland Dodd’s family battles to have father released as inquest loomsBy Jesinta BurtonApril 1, 2024 — 2.00am

Listen to this article
4 min
Warning: this report contains the name and image of Cleveland Dodd, with his family’s permission.
The family of teenager Cleveland Dodd, who died after self-harming in a WA prison, have launched a public appeal for his father’s early release from jail as the inquest into Cleveland’s death looms.
The 16-year-old’s life support was switched off on October 19, one week after he was found unconscious in his cell at the notorious Unit 18 youth wing of Casuarina Prison — making him the first juvenile to die in custody.

Dozens of family members have travelled hundreds of kilometres from across regional Western Australia to Perth to attend the expedited coronial inquest, which will run from April 3 to 12 before reconvening for three weeks between July and August.
But Cleveland’s father, Wayne Gentle, will be absent, remaining behind bars at Geraldton’s Greenough Prison until June after being convicted of several offences, including three charges of assaulting a public officer.
Gentle’s family is now asking for him to be released two months early on compassionate grounds to attend the probe.
Gentle’s sister Bonnie Mippy said her brother was heartbroken by the death of his son and was desperately seeking answers.
“That [Cleveland] is his one and only baby — he is heartbroken and he wants to be there,” she said.
“We just want justice for what happened to him, and we want to know the truth.

“I hope … I beg that they will let my brother come to court because he needs to be there to get answers.”
Mippy said the family had been let down by the system and the state government and said the ultimate goal was to see Western Australia’s youth justice system overhauled.
The bid is being supported by youth detention expert Gerry Georgatos, who said Gentle had applied to the Prisoners Review Board for compassionate release.
He said it was extraordinary Gentle had not heard from the board, fearing it would now be too late for him to attend the April hearings.
Georgatos said a fresh appeal had been launched late last week in a last-ditch bid to have him attend.
“Wayne has lost a son, allegedly, to suicide; and in 2021 lost his partner, Pamela, to suicide,” he said.
“There must be some common decency and an imminent release of Wayne.
“Due to the prevailing circumstances, the goodwill release of Wayne will serve everyone best.
“The families’ yearning, pining for the whole truth – contexts, accountability, transparency, and acceptable justice – are burning hot.”
The push comes four months after Corrective Services, WA Police and Cleveland’s family reached an eleventh-hour agreement to allow Gentle to attend Cleveland’s funeral after rejecting the bid for “safety and security” reasons.
News of that rejection had distressed hundreds of family members who had gathered for the morning service, many of whom walked to the police station and stood outside in protest.
The inquest comes after an internal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the 16-year-old’s death uncovered a myriad of systematic failures, from revelations staff were watching movies while he took his own life, to shock evidence they had faked welfare check logs.
The report led to Corrective Services Minister Paul Papalia vowing to close Unit 18 as soon as a suitable replacement could be found.

calli
calli
April 1, 2024 8:24 pm

Vicki, are the cattle in your Gravatar belted Galloways?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 1, 2024 8:26 pm

calli
 April 1, 2024 8:24 pm

Vicki, are the cattle in your Gravatar belted Galloways?

Rhode Island Reds, I think.

rosie
rosie
April 1, 2024 9:10 pm

Indolent, are you posting Joe Rogan because you agree with him?

rosie
rosie
April 1, 2024 9:11 pm

“Rain forecast for Melbourne today!”
They got it right then.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 1, 2024 9:25 pm

Thancho, when I was tying flies for trout fishing I used Rhode Island Red hackles which imitated legs and wings. Pretty sure they weren’t cattle.

mareeS
mareeS
April 1, 2024 9:26 pm

Those two jets at Scone. Albo and Bozo had one each, supposedly because Scone’s landing strip couldn’t take a big Prime Ministerial RAAF jet.

However, the liars didn’t realise that big aircraft land there every week ferrying thoroughbred racehorses from around the world to the various international horse studs around Scone.

Albo and Bozo simply can’t stand to be in one another’s presence. Thoroughbreds, they sure ain’t.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 1, 2024 9:29 pm
MatrixTransform
April 1, 2024 9:36 pm

Rhode Island Red

… a type of grass-fed chicken?

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Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 1, 2024 9:42 pm

Vicki, are the cattle in your Gravatar belted Galloways?

I was told – in Scotland – that the band indicated the correct place to locate the belt, when the cattle were lifted out of the ship, onto the dock of the slaughterhouse.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 1, 2024 9:45 pm

stephen rice Bruce Lehrmann case: one significant clue to Justice Michael Lee’s thinking

  • 9:07PM April 1, 2024

Justice Michael Lee may have trailed a big clue about what’s going to happen when he reconvenes Bruce Lehrmann’s defamation trial on Tuesday to hear new evidence from disgruntled former Seven producer Taylor Auerbach.
The affidavit Auerbach has given the Ten Network is likely to be explosive. It may well put Lehrmann back in the witness box.
It may lead to possible contempt allegations against the former Liberal staffer – and may damage the reputations of some of Auerbach’s former colleagues at Seven, who he has well and truly thrown under the bus.
But it is unlikely to blow up the defamation case.
The clue: Lee has not changed the date of judgment day. His verdict in the case is still listed for Thursday. He’s already read Auerbach’s affidavit; he insisted on it before agreeing to the inter­locutory hearing. That move could suggest that – whatever claims ­Auerbach has made about Lehrmann – Lee doesn’t think they will significantly alter his pre-written judgment.
In a case of this magnitude, where Lee’s detailed reasons may take up a hundred pages or more, the preparation and proofreading of his judgment – which will be put online immediately after he delivers it in court – will already be well under way or already complete.

If the new evidence was going to completely counter his findings, he would have to substantially ­revise his judgment – and probably delay his delivery of it. The fact that he hasn’t pushed the date back also suggests he has already made some findings adverse to Lehrmann.
It doesn’t mean he’s found in favour of Channel 10 but it probably means he’s found that Lehrmann is an unreliable witness. If he had found Lehrmann was an ­entirely reliable witness and that the alleged rape of Brittany Higgins didn’t happen, the Auerbach allegations would be a gigantic spanner in the works. ?The fact that Lee hasn’t ­delayed his verdict suggests the claims are at least in part consistent with his findings.

JC
JC
April 1, 2024 9:51 pm

He loves terrorizing Bob Iger at Disney.

@elonmusk

·

3h

Excited to join

@Disney

as their Chief DEI Officer. Can’t wait to work with Bob Iger & Kathleen Kennedy to make their content MORE woke! Even the linguini.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 1, 2024 9:55 pm

Look, I get that not everyone can swim. I can swim, but would not categorise myself as a strong swimmer, like, say shatterzzz.

But still – if you cannot swim, and you know you cannot swim, why hang out near a pool? It’d be like sitting next to a lava pit (the Hun):

A Victorian family’s Gold Coast vacation has become an Easter holiday horror after the drowning of a man and his father while trying to rescue relatives in a rooftop pool.

Dharmvir Singh, 38, and his dad Gurjinder Singh, 65, died in the tragedy at the top of the Mark apartment building in Surfers Paradise on Sunday night.

The men were relaxing with family by the pool about 6.45pm when the younger man’s wife and two-year-old daughter got into difficulty.

Police investigators, who will prepare a report for the coroner, have studied CCTV footage of the tragedy in a bid to piece together exactly how the drama unfolded in a pool just a few metres wide.

Wait for it, and I’m not taking the piss:

The young girl and her mother were splashing at the edge of the shallow end of the pool when the two-year-old lost balance and drifted into deeper water.

Okay:

The toddler’s mother went after her but she could not swim and immediately fell into difficulty, with her husband and his father then jumping into the water to leap to her aid.

During the chaos that followed, the toddler and her mum managed to make it to the pool’s edge, while a seven-year-old girl standing on the side – the two-year-old’s older sister, tried to reach out to the two flailing men with a towel to use as a rope to be pulled back to safety, but the attempt didn’t work and both men disappeared under the water.

Two blokes drowned in a 2.1 metre – at best – pool. I get what they were attempting to do, but geez.

Toddler, her mother, the mother’s husband and his father. None could swim, obviously, to save themselves in anything other than a puddle, and yet they saw fit to have a crack sitting around and playing in what was, for them at least, the edge of the world.

I’m sorry, but this is a ridiculous state of affairs.

Can’t swim? Don’t go near water anything more than ankle deep, if that.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 1, 2024 9:56 pm

GreyRanga
 April 1, 2024 9:25 pm

Thancho, when I was tying flies for trout fishing I used Rhode Island Red hackles which imitated legs and wings. Pretty sure they weren’t cattle

Maybe they identify as bovine?
Who are we to judge?
(That also just reminded me of Geriatric Mayfly from the olde blogue).

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KevinM
KevinM
April 1, 2024 10:02 pm

H B Bear
April 1, 2024 9:29 pm

When a man is tired of London he is tired of life. Clearly he wasn’t living here.

That has to be a joke, who would want to live like that?
I think a prison cell is bigger than that?

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
April 1, 2024 10:04 pm

I fell for the lure. Dreaming up positions for Vivek in Trump’s cabinet while the sad reality is more likely to be The Steal `24.
It worked before, why wouldn’t they do it again.

JC
JC
April 1, 2024 10:06 pm

Dover

I read a summary of the book you’re touting on the side bar – The last Superstition.

Feser argues the universe is complex. How do we know it’s complex? We only understand complexity in a relative sense. We don’t in an absolute sense as we have no way to measure it.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 1, 2024 10:26 pm

For nautical Cats – reading “Leyte Gulf.”

The American destroyer commander who commanded the devastating torpedo attack against the oncoming Japanese naval units at Surigao Strait ,was one Captain Coward.(Page 149.)

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 1, 2024 10:37 pm

Kava. What type of booze is this?

——

Back to Basic Adventures:

I’ve been living on a remote island in Northern Vanuatu. And LOVING it! This is ep4 of a series through the pacific’s frontier areas. Hope you enjoy! Az

WHERE CASH DOESN’T EXIST: Tuna for Kava in Remote Village

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQy8J7AJ77M

pete m
pete m
April 1, 2024 10:45 pm

KD, alcohol was apparently also involved.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 1, 2024 10:49 pm

Good stuff from Sting and James Woods.

Cat’s Eye (1985), Every Breath You Take – The Police, 4K Up-scaling HQ Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXGBcI-Nx88

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