Open Thread – Weekend 6 April 2024


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mizaris
mizaris
April 6, 2024 12:59 am

Oooh…hullo

mizaris
mizaris
April 6, 2024 12:59 am

Anyone here??

mizaris
mizaris
April 6, 2024 1:00 am

Well…this is boring.

mizaris
mizaris
April 6, 2024 1:02 am

Too early too the party obviously.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 6, 2024 1:32 am

I would love to have been at the meetings between Channel 10 carpet strollers, their lawyers and barristers which thought it would be a good idea to call Auerbach. Hopefully there will be miniseries at some stage. Luckily most of the Paramount guys would have been asleep for most of it.

rosie
rosie
April 6, 2024 2:28 am

Why is it that the alleged outcome of the prayer experiment that the group knowing they were being prayed for were more likely to die a bad one?.
For one, I’m not sure about the apparent attempt to manipulate God for an experiment, not as if He wouldn’t know.
Maybe knowing you were being prayed for was of benefit to people suffering terminal illnesses in ways atheists can’t imagine.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 6, 2024 3:30 am

Why is it that the alleged outcome of the prayer experiment that the group knowing they were being prayed for were more likely to die a bad one?.

Well, the prayers were to the effect that they wouldn’t die. So the prayers weren’t a success.

Maybe they felt better about dying with others praying for them. I don’t know.
If God exists and was listening to the prayers, He certainly didn’t go with the requests. If He did this to show disapproval of the experiment, He has some rather strange ways. And why didn’t He punish the other participants? Or kill whoever designed the experiment?

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 6, 2024 3:35 am

I must concede that I’m assuming that dying is a Bad Thing, which I understand the people doing the praying believed. God might see things differently.

Tom
Tom
April 6, 2024 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
April 6, 2024 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
April 6, 2024 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
April 6, 2024 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
April 6, 2024 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
April 6, 2024 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
April 6, 2024 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
April 6, 2024 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
April 6, 2024 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
April 6, 2024 4:11 am
Tom
Tom
April 6, 2024 4:12 am
DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 6, 2024 4:16 am

Tom, the Al Goodwyn toon didn’t work. Got margolis again.

Tom
Tom
April 6, 2024 4:28 am
KevinM
KevinM
April 6, 2024 4:45 am

DrBeauGan
April 6, 2024 3:30 am

If God exists and was listening to the prayers, He certainly didn’t go with the requests. If He did this to show disapproval of the experiment, He has some rather strange ways. And why didn’t He punish the other participants? Or kill whoever designed the experiment?

I think this was a flawed and quite a silly experiment.

First, how do you know that the praying was done in good faith?
In the past they used to hire professional mourners, did they really mourn the deceased?

Second, if God exists why should he listen to some and not to others?
I’m absolutely sure that many families pray genuinely and in good faith for their members who are in distress, missing or dying yet are mostly unsuccessful.

Life is what it is, some live to be a hundred some die early, nothing we can do about it.

Black Ball
Black Ball
April 6, 2024 4:45 am

This Auerbach bloke at work, Daily Telegraph:

Spotlight producer Taylor Auerbach claims in text messages sent to his boss during Bruce Lehrmann’s criminal rape trial that the former Liberal staffer’s public relations guru John Macgowan wanted to strike a $200,000 TV deal with Channel 7 while the jury was still out.

Documents published by the Federal Court website on Friday night detail the alleged wheeling and dealing that was taking place near the ACT Supreme Court before the trial was aborted due to juror misconduct.

Mr Lehrmann pleaded not guilty and maintains his innocence. He is now facing unrelated rape charges in Queensland.

The plan, according to the texts, was for Channel 7 to deposit the money in Mr Macgowan’s “trust account” to make it look like Mr Lehrmann wasn’t getting paid. Ultimately, this didn’t happen and Channel 7 instead paid his rent for a year.

“Hi mate. I have finished my meeting with Bruce Lehrmann’s advisor John Macgowan, who is looking after his public strategy,’’ the text said.

“Bruce wants to do one big exclusive sit down interview at the end of this, assuming he is found not guilty and then move on. He is also going to do interviews with Piers Morgan and Tucker Carlson.

“But they will be after the Australian exclusive. John says we are the only ones who have offered what they want so far in terms of format.

“So we are in front and that if we can come to a mutually agreeable deal, the story is ours.

“They have six hours of audio recordings with Brittany Higgins and Lisa Wilkinson, in which Brittany is apparently coached and says ‘don’t worry, I can turn on the waterworks on and off like a tap’.

“They also have text messages where Brittany is frustrated about how the AFP is running the case and says if they don’t start toeing the line or go on the project and start crying.

“They also have documents from the AFP saying the charges should not be prosecuted as there is not enough evidence and that legal proceedings should be deleterious to Brittany Higgins. Despite this, the ACT DPP pursued the charges.”

The Federal Court has heard allegations this week that Mr Lehrmann leaked the documents to the Spotlight program.

Mr Lehrmann denies this and Spotlight says it would never reveal a source.

During the lengthy message to his then boss, Steve Jackson, Auerbach also reveals that Mr Lehrmann was planning a big defamation hit.

“Bruce is planning massive defamation cases against Ten and other outlets in every state of Australia and (is) also eyeing malicious prosecution,’’ Auerbach said after his meeting with Macgowan.

“He has received a lot of pro bono legal support but has huge debts. John Macgowan is helping to fund things as well and has set up a trust.

“There is thought that Bruce should not receive money for the story directly, but the money can be paid into John Macgowan’s trust which is used to pay legal fees etc.”

Mr Lehrmann filed defamation claims against Network Ten, Lisa Wilkinson, news.com.au and the ABC in February 2023.

The case against news.com.au was discontinued and the ABC settled with Mr Lehrmann prior to the trial in December.

In the new texts, Auerbach said that Nine was also in the running for the exclusive.

“Due to the nature of needing money, we are on a shortlist of two with nine. We are ahead of Nine because the Bruce camp likes us and we are offering what they want in terms of style and format.

“They want to do a deal that gives us domestic exclusivity over everything until we go to air. Then they do Tucker and Piers Morgan. John Macgowan’s words, ‘how much are you able to offer?’”

But Auerbach told his bosses that they wanted $200,000 because Mr Macgowan was aware that Barnaby Joyce’s wife Vikki Campion got $150,000 for a tell-all interview and they wanted more for “inflation.”

“I said I needed to talk to you first to get sign off on anything. He said, ‘Okay, fair enough. I know that Vikki Campion (he’s very good friends with Vikki). So it needs to be up around there’,’’ the text says.

“And adjusted for inflation. So we’d be looking at $200,000. I said I would go away and talk. It was a meeting entered into by both of us in good faith and all strictly off the record.

“And I gave him my word. This will remain confidential with me and my bosses. He also indicated that their preference would be to shoot the story over the course of a weekend somewhere quiet, near a golf course (Bruce is big on golf after a short break following the verdict).

“I’ve watched his police interview in court and he’s good talent. We would also get Bruce’s mum who is a character. I’m told his father passed away when he was 17 months old. Most other friends have abandoned him.

“We’d probably get his lawyers around to talk if you would like to discuss. Cheers Taylor.”

Channel 7 has denied paying for Mr Lehrmann’s sex workers and drugs. Mr Lehrmann has also denied Channel 7 paid for those services.

Auerbach’s texts were sent on October 21, 2022. At the time, the jury had retired to consider its verdict on October 19.

The trial collapsed on October 27, 2022, after a juror was found to have brought a research paper on sexual assaults into the jury room despite persistent warnings from the judge not to do “their own research” or bring in other material to the jury room.

Megan
Megan
April 6, 2024 7:18 am

Auerbach is a very unattractive man. The more he opens his gob the more his ugliness is exposed.

calli
calli
April 6, 2024 7:32 am

If you’re praying that someone “doesn’t die” you’re praying the wrong prayer.

Psalm 115 might give you a clue about the right mindset when approaching the Almighty.

DrBeau was sliding very, very close to the truth of the matter when he opined that prayer might do the pray-er more good than the prayed-for, unless the prayer aligned with a bigger purpose than simple medical recovery. That was Saint Paul’s hope for the Ephesians (ch 3).

Christians also understand that the miracles or “signs” performed by Christ and repeated for a short time in the early church were there to point the way to a profound truth. They didn’t occur just to make people happy and save them from sorrow.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 6, 2024 8:54 am

Testing 1, 2, 3.

Indolent
Indolent
April 6, 2024 9:00 am

@AlecLace

Rebecca Lavrenz is a Great Grandmother whose crime was praying at the Capitol on January 6th.

Jamaal Bowman pulled a fire alarm in a Capitol Hill building, obstructing a Congressional proceeding.

Lavrenz was found guilty and faces $210,000 in fines and one year in jail.

Bowman was fined $1,000 and had the charges dismissed 3 months later.

Welcome to Joe Biden’s America

lotocoti
lotocoti
April 6, 2024 9:04 am

Suspect the diverse casting is a cynical ploy to garner
controversy generated free publicity for a long dormant
product.

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 6, 2024 9:04 am

Brittany is apparently coached and says ‘don’t worry, I can turn on the waterworks on and off like a tap’.

Colour me surprised!

I wonder if people like her and Auerbach and Wilkinson and everyone else associated with the whole sorry mess realise they will be tainted forever by it?

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 6, 2024 9:11 am

DrBeau was sliding very, very close to the truth of the matter when he opined that prayer might do the pray-er more good than the prayed

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 6, 2024 9:13 am

DrBeau was sliding very, very close to the truth of the matter when he opined that prayer might do the pray-er more good than the prayed

Sorry, I hit post too soon.

Just as funerals aren’t for the deceased but for the loved ones and friends.

Indolent
Indolent
April 6, 2024 9:15 am

More crime, less punishment

Bankrolled by activist billionaires, progressive prosecutors upend the justice system and unravel the rule of law

Indolent
Indolent
April 6, 2024 9:17 am

@CollinRugg

JUST IN: Country music singer Colt Ford reportedly suffers a heart attack after his performance at Dierks Bentley’s ‘Whiskey Row’ in Gilbert, Arizona.

The 53-year-old singer was rushed to the hospital and is currently in the ICU.

In 2022, Ford was reportedly diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Myasthenia Gravis.

Myasthenia Gravis is when antibodies “destroy the communication between nerves and muscle, resulting in weakness of the skeletal muscles.” (John Hopkins Medicine)

It’s unclear at this moment if Myasthenia Gravis is what caused the heart attack.

Ford is currently in critical condition.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 6, 2024 9:20 am

Sabine Hossenfelder tips a bucket on academia.

https://twitter.com/skdh/status/1776267005919682838

Rabz, you are needed.

calli
calli
April 6, 2024 9:21 am

We would also get Bruce’s mum who is a character. I’m told his father passed away when he was 17 months old. Most other friends have abandoned him.

This take on Lehrmann by Auerbach speaks volumes about both men.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 6, 2024 9:22 am

H B Bear
 April 6, 2024 1:32 am

I would love to have been at the meetings between Channel 10 carpet strollers, their lawyers and barristers which thought it would be a good idea to call Auerbach. Hopefully there will be miniseries at some stage. Luckily most of the Paramount guys would have been asleep for most of it.

When the Ten lawyer ladee was in the box I formed the opinion that she was as dumb as dog-shit.
Nothing I have seen over the last few days has disabused me of that view.
Lee has already pointed out that the salacious stuff (accusations of hookers, coke, golf and super-sized steaks) has no bearing on the case at hand. He may, in fact, increase damages if he views it as a cynical last ditch attempt to smear Lehrrman again.
When Mzzz Chrysanthou’s understudy* started to portray Auerbach as an amalgam of Mother Theresa and Elliot Ness, it all became too much for Lee and a pulled him up short.

* never engage a KC who says “fink” and “fousands” instead of “think” and “thousands”.

Indolent
Indolent
April 6, 2024 9:24 am

Dr. John Campbell

Power of the State

flyingduk
flyingduk
April 6, 2024 9:29 am

* never engage a KC who says “fink” and “fousands” instead of “think” and “thousands”.

Similarly, you should immediately switch off if a media talking head says ‘nucular’ or ‘vunrubble’.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 6, 2024 9:30 am

Famous last words of history.

I offer the last words of Major General John Sedgewick, spoken at the Battle of Spotssylvania Court House, in May 1864, during the American Civil War..

“Fire away, my brave men, fire away. The damned Rebels couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance.”

The damned Rebels could hit a Major General though – right between the eyes.

Hugh
Hugh
April 6, 2024 9:32 am

I suspect there might be a few stackers gleefully counting their treasure this morning. 😉

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 6, 2024 9:37 am

I think it is telling that Lee has repeatedly returned to the theme of “J’ismalists Code of Conduct”.
This tells me he is looking at a judgement which holds Toad (a self proclaimed “broadsheet” j’ism of high standing), Peter Meakin (head of news and 50 years in the business) and possibly Llewellyn (Project producer) to a higher standard of conduct than the average Joe Blow.
I think his commentary in the detailed judgement will put an end to the “right of reply” sham we currently see.
That is, making token efforts to contact the target using a number or email which you know to be redundant or not regularly monitored, and contacting for a “right of reply” at 3:00 PM before accusing them of rape or murder at 7:00 PM.
Heartening news for washing machine repairers across this wide brown land.

Roger
Roger
April 6, 2024 9:40 am

I think it is telling that Lee has repeatedly returned to the theme of “J’ismalists Code of Conduct”.

Journalists have a code of conduct…who knew?

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lotocoti
lotocoti
April 6, 2024 9:43 am

…and their military is stronger than ever

Ivan seems to be taking more and more Ukie
strongpoints on the run.
Not because the front is beginning to crumble,
but rather the Ukies have their very own Erich von Manstein
who’s drawing the Popovs in until they reach their logistics limit,
before launching a stunning counterattack which will
liberate Sevastopol this summer.
Probably.

Roger
Roger
April 6, 2024 9:44 am

Dr BeauGan would do well to pay heed to calli the theologian.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 6, 2024 9:44 am

greg sheridan West must realise it’s Hamas who is to blame for the deaths

Hamas is winning the propaganda war.
The death of seven international aid workers in Gaza, including an Australian citizen, is a pivotal moment in global politics and the politics of the Middle East.
We must keep front and centre the dreadful human tragedy involved. These people were not only innocent but heroic, putting themselves in danger to bring relief to distressed civilians in great need.
It was a tragedy for the seven civilians killed, and especially for their grieving families. It’s right that Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Foreign Minister Penny Wong give the issue high priority and demand an explanation, and full transparency, from the Israeli government. The Albanese government has said it is not satisfied with the initial explanation from the Israelis. It has demanded a fuller investigation.
It was also a tragedy for the international aid sector. The World Central Kitchen is a reputable charity that works in many parts of the world. It was co-ordinating its activities with the Israeli government, which has an interest in getting aid into Gaza, especially aid carried by a body other than the UN Relief and Works Agency. UNWRA has been demonstrated beyond doubt to have many of its members as active supporters of the Hamas terrorist group. Israel is determined it not have a central role in the future of Gaza.
The killing of the aid workers is also a tragedy for Israel. The Jewish state does not exist in order to kill civilian aid workers. This is entirely against its ethos.

Israel Defence Forces Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Herzi Halevi apologised for the killings and said: “The severe incident is the result of a mistaken identification under complex conditions, at night, during a war. This should not have happened.”
He apologised for the killings, as did Israel’s President, Isaac Herzog. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took responsibility on behalf of Israel.

Israel’s military has apologised for the deaths of seven aid workers in Gaza, including Australian Zomi… Frankcom, with the senior commander now saying the airstrike was a “mistake that followed a misidentification”. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Israel will do everything so this does not happen again. Prime Minister More
But there was one group for which this was not a tragedy, but a joy; one group for which this was exactly the outcome it had contrived to bring about.
This group is Hamas, which is designated a terrorist organisation under Australian law. It is affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood. Its original charter was drenched in historic, grotesque, racist anti-Semitism. It has ruled Gaza internally as a ruthless dictatorship. There are hardly any Christians left in Gaza. When Hamas took power, it murdered its Palestinian political opponents, including throwing numbers of them off the roofs of tall buildings. It regards Jews as sub-human and has always denied the legitimacy of any Jewish state behind any borders in the Middle East.
It demands that Palestine be free, from the river to the sea, by which it means there should be no Israel at all. On October 7, it attacked Israeli civilian settlements and kibbutz communities not on Palestinian soil but within Israel proper. It murdered, mutilated, tortured, defiled, raped and ritually humiliated every Jew it could lay its hands on.
Its original plan involved racing the 40km across from Gaza to the West Bank, which is why it labelled its operation the Al-Aqsa Flood. It hoped to raise a West Bank uprising that would engage in a similar orgy of murdering Jews. But the Hamas terrorists were distracted and delayed. They came upon the Nova music festival, so many young girls to rape and torture, so many Jews to kill, so many hostages to take. This delay allowed Israeli soldiers finally to intervene and stop that part of the plan. Hamas didn’t get to the West Bank.
But Hamas is delighted at the killing of the aid workers. The death of civilians, Israeli civilians, Palestinian civilians and foreign aid workers, has been a central part of its strategy from the very first day.
The October 7 massacre had several purposes. One was to humiliate and distress, to demoralise, Israeli society. Another was to win prestige for Hamas among Palestinians and in the wider Muslim world as the group most able to hurt Israel.
But the third element of the Hamas strategy was specifically to get a lot of its own civilians killed in order to win the propaganda war against Israel. In this objective, Hamas has been extremely successful.
Hamas, it turns out, has a tunnel network of well over 600km underground throughout Gaza. There are large invasion tunnels to infiltrate into Israeli territory. There are luxurious accommodation tunnels for the Hamas leadership. There are tunnels that contain weapons and rocket manufacturing capacities. Tunnels for hiding prisoners. Tunnels for storing food. And, above all, tunnels for the safe tactical transport and manoeuvre of Hamas terrorists.
But all these military purposes were in a sense secondary to the true political purpose of the tunnels. Like all terrorist groups in history, Hamas operates primarily to win a targeted propaganda war. It seeks military and physical effects, but its real victory or defeat comes in the battle of the narratives.
Hamas has been extraordinarily successful in establishing its narrative, that the conflict is Israel’s war in Gaza, in particular Israel’s assault on civilians in Gaza.
Hamas, which is pledged to a specific and religious extremist interpretation of Islam, always wanted Israel to be forced to kill civilians, even unintentionally. The tunnels are central to this. Hamas has purposefully placed its tunnels, and its most important command and logistics centres within the tunnels, underneath hospitals, schools and other civilian establishments.
This meant that in order to get to Hamas, both its terrorist fighters and its essential tunnel infrastructure, Israel had to go through civilian buildings on the surface. Even with the greatest possible effort to minimise civilian casualties, this meant it was certain that Israeli forces would inadvertently kill some civilians.
So here is the simple sequence of Hamas’s deliberate strategy to get Israeli, Palestinian and international civilians killed. Hamas murders Israeli civilians in as grotesque, ritualised and sadistic a manner as possible. This forces Israel to engage a military campaign to destroy Hamas’s military capability. That guarantees that a substantial numbers of Palestinian civilians will be killed. This, Hamas rightly calculates, will trigger first Islamic opinion, then Western international opinion, to condemn Israel. This humanitarian tragedy will also ensure the presence of large numbers of international aid workers and, from Hamas’s point of view, with a bit of luck some of them will be killed and then the world will turn on Israel with even greater ferocity.

Roger
Roger
April 6, 2024 9:46 am

It appears the two IDF officers who ordered the strike on the aid worker vehicles believed there were two Hamas gunmen inside them. The gunmen had been located at the food warehouse the vehicles had just left.

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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 6, 2024 9:50 am

Roger
 April 6, 2024 9:40 am

I think it is telling that Lee has repeatedly returned to the theme of “J’ismalists Code of Conduct”.

Journalists have a code of conduct…who knew?

More honoured in the breach than the observance it must be said.
Both Ten and the Toad’s briefs were at pains to say that it was “aspirational” which I think means “totally ignored”.
However, I don’t think it will stop Lee holding them to their own standards.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 6, 2024 9:53 am

Roger
 April 6, 2024 9:46 am

It appears the two IDF officers who ordered the strike on the aid worker vehicles believed there were two Hamas gunmen inside them. The gunmen had been located at the food warehouse the vehicles had just left.

I wouldn’t put it beyond Hamarse to fabricate some telephone chatter that they were using the aid vehicles for tactical purposes, hoping for some involuntary martyrs to the cause.

Roger
Roger
April 6, 2024 9:56 am

I wouldn’t put it beyond Hamarse to fabricate some telephone chatter that they were using the aid vehicles for tactical purposes, hoping for some involuntary martyrs to the cause.

Neither would I. But I’d like World Kitchen to clear things up just the same and confirm or deny that Hamas were present at their warehouse.

lotocoti
lotocoti
April 6, 2024 9:56 am

and ‘Barbie-dolling’ clients

Did they not watch American Mary?

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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 6, 2024 9:58 am

Roger
 April 6, 2024 9:44 am

Dr BeauGan would do well to pay heed to calli the theologian.

… or suffer a lightning strike?

Roger
Roger
April 6, 2024 9:59 am

I don’t think it will stop Lee holding them to their own standards.

Nor should it.

If you want to be accorded respect as a profession you have to have a code of ethics and be held accountable to it.

Aspirational? Pfft.

Roger
Roger
April 6, 2024 10:06 am

… or suffer a lightning strike?

Chuckle.

In order to learn something.

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I must say I’m grateful for the edit function because I routinely neglect to put commas around quotations. But the time in which it’s available seems to have been reduced from 15 minutes to about 3.

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rosie
rosie
April 6, 2024 10:09 am

Colt Ford was diagnosed with eye cancer in March 2021. Why did the vaxxnut leave that out?
Myasthenia Gravis is associated with the thymus gland
“In many adults with myasthenia gravis, the thymus gland remains large even after a person becomes an adult.”
He’s also carrying a bit of weight.
https://975country.com/featured-content/colt-ford-opens-up-about-cancer-diagnosis

calli
calli
April 6, 2024 10:11 am

No lightning strikes from me! 😀

What a difference twenty four hours makes. The lake is almost full, the ducks paddling at the edge, the glorious washed blue sky reflected in its still waters.

I like these two little fellows. Reminds me of my oldest grandsons when they were small.

Screenshot-2024-04-06-at-10.07.48-am
Eyrie
Eyrie
April 6, 2024 10:12 am

Similarly, you should immediately switch off if a media talking head says ‘nucular’

Allegedly the engineers at Georgia Tech pronounce it that way.

calli
calli
April 6, 2024 10:14 am

I prefer to leave my mistakes uncorrected.

Unless they are grievous assaults on grammar.

shatterzzz
April 6, 2024 10:19 am

Famous last words of history.
Not quite “last” words but lasting words from the American Civil War

–“General,” said Longstreet, “I have been a soldier all my life. I have been with soldiers 
engaged in fights by couples, by squads, companies, regiments, divisions, and armies,
 and should know as well as anyone what soldiers can do. It is my opinion that no 15,000 men  ever arrayed for battle can take that position.”
Unconvinced Lee told him to summon Pickett. 

“Of six brothers who fought in the Confederate Army, I am the only one left”
Pinkney Talmage Martin, CSA .. during his surrender under Nathan Forrest, Gainsville, Alabama .. May 11, 1865 .. enlisted in 1861& served under Forest thru-out the War ….. died in 1929 (89 years old)

“That old man .. he had my division massacred at Gettsyburg”
“Well, it made you immortal” ..
In conversation, March 1870 George Pickett & John Mosby ..talking about Robert E Lee

m0nty
m0nty
April 6, 2024 10:20 am

Trump becomes POTUS, God sends a plague.

Trump schedules rally in Pennsylvania, God schedules solar eclipse.

Trump starts selling Bibles, God sends an earthquake to his golf course.

Almost enough to start believing again.

Indolent
Indolent
April 6, 2024 10:26 am

This is from early last month. I’m not sure if it’s been posted before, but I certainly haven’t heard anything about it since.

‘You Are Placed on Formal Notice’: Doctor Demands Obstetricians, Gynecologists Halt COVID-19 Vaccine Use in Pregnancy

Roger
Roger
April 6, 2024 10:27 am

Almost enough to start believing again.

Puerile.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 6, 2024 10:28 am

What’s the poisonous mediocrity rambling on about now?

shatterzzz
April 6, 2024 10:31 am

Neither would I. But I’d like World Kitchen to clear things up just the same and confirm or deny that Hamas were present at their warehouse.

World Kitchen/Kitchen Aid is owned/operated by a Democrat donor mate of Biden’s .. you aren’t gonna get any pro-Israel type reasoning from them ……..

Black Ball
Black Ball
April 6, 2024 10:34 am

Just stop the phucking nonsense. Hun:

Rock climbers fear they could be locked out of some of the world’s most treasured climbing sites for good, as cultural heritage assessments leave a “dark cloud” over the future of one of Australia’s most iconic mountain ranges.

Mt Arapiles is currently being subject to investigations by western Victoria’s Barengi Gadjin Land Council who are assessing Indigenous history in the area.

The ongoing work, which has stretched over three years, prompted Parks Victoria to pre-emptively shut off large swathes of both rock face and the surrounding state park in 2020.

But rock climbers, bushwalkers and local businesses have slammed the years-long process, saying the bans are locking up key natural sites that people come from all over the world to visit.

Longtime climbers like president of the Australian Climbing Association Victoria Mike Tomkins are calling on local the Aboriginal group and Parks Victoria to roll back the curtain on the “secretive” process and restrict bans to specific sites based on evidence of rock art.

“The outcome of these assessments and what they’re going to do with them is very much anticipated but also feared,” he said.

“These surveys were completed years ago. They’re just leaving climbers to sweat over it.”

Mr Tomkins said rock climbers feared Mt Arapiles could face the same sweeping bans as the Grampians, where he said 79 per cent of climbs are now off limits.

“There are people in most countries of the world who dream about coming here to climb and if that was to be banned to the degree that the Grampians have been banned, it would be tragic,” he said.

Parks Victoria announced the Grampians climbing bans in 2019, claiming climbers were causing environmental and cultural damage, including leaving chalk on the rock and putting climbing bolts in rock walls.

Rock climber Tom Perkins, who described Mt Arapiles like Bells Beach for surfers, said the climbing style at world-renowned spot was “all about not leaving a trace in the rock”.

“It’s probably the most respectful way that you can actually go climbing with the land,” he said.

Mr Perkins said the ongoing threat of closures had put “a dark cloud” over the sport and had left climbers who respect the land feeling “vilified”.

Climbers risk hefty fines for entering cultural heritage sites.

Premier Jacinta Allan last year backed the widespread bans at the Grampians, covering 500sq km, saying they were necessary to protect Indigenous cultural sites.

Local publican Bill Lovell said the climbing closures were an “ongoing stress”.

The Natimuk Hotel owner said he feared he would have to shut his doors if similar bans were introduced, noting 50 per cent of his patrons were rock climbers, bushwalkers and tourists.

Mr Lovell said business owners in the area had tried to organise several meetings with the local Indigenous group but that they had only agreed to one sit down over three years.

“We’ve tried,” he said.

“No one seems to want to speak.”

It comes as the continued closure of beloved NSW summit the Wollumbin Mt Warning hiking trail – permanently shut due to the wishes of Indigenous groups in 2022 – strips the local economy of millions of dollars each year, according to new estimates.

Local Barengi Gadjin elder Ron Marks said it was time to “sit down and work it out” with Victoria’s rock climbing community.

He said most climbers were respectful but that there was “one per cent of the community that were mucking it up for them”.

“People have got to learn about our cultural. But we’ve got to look at climbing management because if you are closing down sites, tourism is going to fail,” he said.

Western Victoria MP Bev McArthur said the Victorian government was overseeing “the slow demise” of the state’s parks.

“National and State parks are for the people,” she said.

“Let public access protect them, not unruly authoritarian legislation.”

A Parks Victoria spokesman said a small number of sites in the Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park had been closed off due to Aboriginal cultural values rediscovered there in recent years, amounting to further ongoing assessments.

“We are working with the climbing community to enable more access for climbing where appropriate,” he said.

“There are more than 100 rock climbing areas open to visitors at the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park – including the world-renowned Taipan Wall – and we continue to assess more potential rock climbing sites over the coming months.”

It is understood that the wider community will be engaged before decisions to ban further key rock climbing sites.

And people wonder why Teh Voice went down in flaming pile of horseshit. Things like this and the crap with cultural heritage laws in Western Australia undeniably had a hand in flogging the referendum.
Land councils, get out of the way and let people do stuff they have been doing for years.

Roger
Roger
April 6, 2024 10:38 am

“That old man .. he had my division massacred at Gettsyburg”

“Well, it made you immortal” ..

In conversation, March 1870 George Pickett & John Mosby ..talking about Robert E Lee

It’s true.

Nobody but Civil War buffs remembers Pettigrew or Trimble.

That being said, there’s a modern view based on knowledge of the Union numbers that Lee would have achieved his objective if he’d thrown more troops at it.

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132andBush
132andBush
April 6, 2024 10:41 am

What’s the poisonous mediocrity rambling on about now?

It would appear he is rejoicing in the misery of others.

shatterzzz
April 6, 2024 10:43 am

“People have got to learn about our cultural. But we’ve got to look at climbing management because if you are closing down sites, tourism is going to fail,” he said.

You can understand their concern, after all, we are all aware that rock climbing is/has been one of the 251s most, culturally, luvved methods of physical exercise ( Current ABS figures show rock climbing well ahead of outboard motor propelled tinnies & spear guns on the 251 “cultural” charts) and 100s of “tourists” will, no doubt, lead to lotza 251s having to queue up just to get onto “their” mountains ……

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Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 6, 2024 10:46 am

Testing 1, 2, 3.

Was that a prayer? Did it work?

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 6, 2024 10:51 am

Why do these ‘elders’ always have European names? And what qualifies one to be an ‘elder’ (a very Anglo-saxon word)? All sounds completely contrived to me with the real purpose being to destroy every industry possible.

shatterzzz
April 6, 2024 10:57 am

That being said, there’s a modern view based on knowledge of the Union numbers that Lee would have achieved his objective if he’d thrown more troops at it.

I’ve been to Gettysburg and stood at the kick-off point gazing at that distant stand of trees .. If Lee had thrown more troops in the slaughter would have been all the greater .. They may have reached the guns but the numbers just wouldn’t have been enuf to swing things in the Confederate favour …

What really getz you looking over that field is the reality that those 1 000s of Confederates kept their lines intact and marched, no panic, no running & no cover into the hell the Union guns were creating …….
definitely, wouldn’t have been approved by Angus ..all that “exceptionalism” on display ……

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 6, 2024 11:00 am

I never watched The Sopranos but knew the series was a big hit. Just started to watch it, and already feeling nostalgic. Those guys are so nice compared to modern Democrats.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 6, 2024 11:09 am

Those guys are so nice compared to modern Democrats.

That James abomination in NY is a psychopath.

Black Ball
Black Ball
April 6, 2024 11:10 am

Speaking of Aboriginal matters, my hamlet is hosting some discussions around Native Title that seem to be disputed between Barapa and Wadi.
For the understandably confused, Barapa covers Gunbower up to Lake Charm, down to Raywood in Victoria.
Wadi stretches from just north of Swan Hill up to Balranald with about the same distance east/west.
Where things are doubly confusing are that these areas aren’t neighbouring. So what these talks will contain is anyone’s guess but your tax dollars funded for say 40 people having dinner at the pub I pull beers at and accommodation. All up looking at $200 per person.
Not one of these arsehats obliged to sit down and eat their meals, rather they got them to takeaway. My brother observed this and needless to say he wasn’t happy with this conduct.
It’s a disgrace the wanton waste of money on this shit that could be better put to use for education, because that is where it’s at. Learn English. Learn mathematics. Not one employer is interested in your ability to yarn in a black fella language.
Actually thinking of heading down to report back.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 6, 2024 11:13 am

Surely Monty you know the NY earth tremor was caused by climate change.

shatterzzz
April 6, 2024 11:14 am

Nobody but Civil War buffs remembers Pettigrew or Trimble.

Or Richard B Garnett was the only Confederate officer to ride a horse into the charge, he’d been wounded in the leg previously so elected to ride rather than be left behind ..
It also made him an easy “target” and he died on the field …..

Lewis Addison Armistead was the only high rankingConfederate to reach the Union lines .. cut down within touching distance of the Union guns………

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 6, 2024 11:16 am

Six months after the horror, I found solace in Israel’s killing fields
Anyone able to post the whole article from the Oz? I don’t know what I’m doing wrong, but any articles I post keep needing approval.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 6, 2024 11:21 am

It’s hard core marxist wrecking imo BB with a lot of grifting on the taxpayer dime along the way. Marxists- are trying the rip the guts out of this country- farming, mining, manufacturing, fishing, land title, tourism, family. So much of this comes out of ‘universities’- I despise perfessers and ‘doctors’. Notice too how they hate real achievement and skill.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 6, 2024 11:23 am

Nice article on the defense of Oslo, via Instapundit.

Fullbore Friday (5 Apr)

Hugh
Hugh
April 6, 2024 11:26 am

Not one employer is interested in your ability to yarn in a black fella language.

It’d qualify you for a high-paying job in the public service though.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 6, 2024 11:38 am

I heard the old Garret c*nt on the radio at work yesterday screeching about a ‘hole in the ground’. Despicable North Shore Barker Boy lawyer.

cohenite
April 6, 2024 11:45 am

Trump becomes POTUS, God sends a plague.
Trump schedules rally in Pennsylvania, God schedules solar eclipse.
Trump starts selling Bibles, God sends an earthquake to his golf course.
Almost enough to start believing again.

Very funny dickless. Like a hernia.

The corpse cheats and becomes POTUS with barry’s hand up his knarled, pitted arse:

Barry’s chef dies in 1″ of water.
Hamas kills 1400 Jews
Russia invades Ukraine
Iran is getting the bomb

See dickless, this is a fun game. Now off you go and look after the milko’s kiddies.

Rabz
April 6, 2024 11:48 am

Tom and others, here’s the full Lethbridge cartoon.

I have no idea who the imbecile with the big ears is – presumably another labore knobhead.

Black Ball
Black Ball
April 6, 2024 11:49 am
Rabz
April 6, 2024 11:54 am

Thanks Rog – he’s very aptly named. Is he from a place called “Cameron” by any chance?

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
April 6, 2024 12:05 pm

Here you go Zulu.

Six months after the horror, I found solace in Israel’s killing fields

When you step into a place where horrific things happened, the things you think and feel rarely match your expectations.

By ALEX RYVCHIN

From Inquirer
April 6, 2024

When you step into a place where horrific things happened, the things you think and feel rarely match your expectations. This is something I knew from my experiences of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the killing fields of the former ­Soviet Union. 
At Auschwitz, the preserved apparatus of industrial-scale slaughter, the dark aura of the trees encircling the camp, the ­sinister look of every store and piece of wire seemed to drag me down, making every step feel crushingly heavy. 
In places like the Babi Yar killing site in Kyiv, where tens of thousands of Jews were piled into a ravine and machine-gunned, it was difficult to feel anything in what is now a typical urban green space with nothing to invoke its crimes beyond one’s imagin­ation and the words of poets and historians.
Inspecting the military bases, the towns and agricultural villages in southern Israel that were the scene of Hamas’s atrocities exactly six months ago was an entirely ­different experience again. 
I was led through the villages and communal farms by residents who had just a few months earlier seen their parents or siblings defiled and slaughtered in the very rooms in which we now stood. An officer led me through the blackened carcass of the command room at the Nahal Oz military base where memorial candles marked the spots where female soldiers were burned alive, the ­unnatural smells of decay still present in the stagnant air. 
When I clambered up the steel steps of the observation deck, I could look unaided directly at the strange shapes of ruined buildings of northern Gaza, just a few hundred metres away. Desolate and silent, except for the periodic thuds of artillery, now a monument to the defeat of Hamas and the wrath of Israel.
Despite the closeness and intensity of it all, the feeling that overcame me was one of calm and the images that my mind clung to were of an uncommon beauty. Beauty is everywhere in the south of Israel. Far from the big cities of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa or the highly industrialised major towns up and down the coast, the south reminded me of the NSW south coast with its little birds skipping along the treetops and eucalyptus trees, planted to absorb the moisture of marshes and swamps and create a fertile ecosystem. 
When I walked through Kibbutz Be’eri, I could not grasp whose boots had just months before crushed the plant beds I strode past. Instead, I thought about how neglectful a father I must be to raise my children in a metropolis and not in a place like this. It was idyllic. Was. 
The field where the Supernova festival took place was the prettiest of all; 364 posters attached to wooden stakes showing the faces of the Israelis murdered there. All strikingly beautiful with characteristics of the Middle East, Europe and Africa from which their families came. The horrors go far beyond the mass of lives taken. Young women were dragged to the trees surrounding the field, tied and pack raped before being executed. Young men had their genitals cut off and shoved in their mouths. First responders found bodies slit open with organs ripped out. And against it all, I see the beauty of the field and the smiling faces of joyful young people. 
I was taken through Kibbutz Be’eri by Kinneret, whose sister Galit Carbone was born in Sydney and had emigrated to Israel as a child. As Kinneret and I spoke outside the house her sister was murdered in, another kibbutz resident approached us and sheepishly offered condolences to Kinneret, telling her she sometimes sat with her sister in the kibbutz dining hall and that she took her job as a librarian seriously and didn’t mind complaining now and again.
Kinneret shows me the safe room in which her sister spent her final moments before Hamas fighters broke through and shot her with Kalashnikov rifles.
A few minutes later, I meet a waif of a lad in ill-fitting fatigues. He doesn’t smile as he shakes my hand. On the morning of October 7, he single-handedly engaged the Hamas fighters who had stormed the kibbutz, holding them off for precious minutes to allow families to get to their safe rooms.
He killed five terrorists before running out of ammunition and under heavy fire he picked up the Russian rifle of one of the attackers and proceeded to take out two more.
I insist on hugging him again and again, knowing no other way to convey my gratitude and abiding respect. The middle-aged man beside him also had a story to tell. His son fell in the same battle.
I saw the tiny village of Kisufim where another hero, the village’s head of security, fought a grim battle from the front room of his house, refusing to yield as his wife and children cowered in the safe room behind him. I saw rooms cratered and pockmarked from the grenades thrown in causing him to jump in and out of windows to escape the blasts and dodge the searing shrapnel ball bearings before resuming his defence of his family and his home. 
The last resident of Kisufim to be killed was a dairy farmer, Reuven Heinik. He survived the initial massacre and pleaded for army clearance to return to the kibbutz two days later to water his beloved cows. He was shot and killed by a Hamas fighter hiding in a barn on October 9.
In Tel Aviv, I visited wounded soldiers. One young fellow showed no ill effects of combat except for a scar on his cheek and a rigid neck. I learn that he survived a bullet to the face. Another injured soldier, Yuval, a tank commander, tells me how he and his five comrades raced to the scene of the carnage but were immobilised by a strike from a Hamas drone. For hours they battled the Hamas fighters who had crawled on top of and underneath the tank seeking to enter it or incinerate those inside. He wrestled for control of the top hatch with one Hamas fighter, a mortal tug of war, back and forth. He saw the maniacal, bulging eyes of the terrorist and then he saw him go limp and fall from the tank after a sniper shot from an Israeli comrade. 
Yuval grows anxious as he talks, he twitches, his voice cracks as he recalls peering out of the tank through a bullet hole watching the terrorists run away as he lay helpless with a crushed and mangled leg that was miraculously spared amputation. The Hamas men head towards the gates of the kibbutz and Yuval can do nothing to stop them.
I met Victor, a squat, rotund, dark-skinned grandfather who re-enlisted in his old unit of paratroopers to fight alongside his son. A few hundred metres from the Gaza border, some civilians had put on a barbecue for the soldiers. I waited anxiously with Victor for his son to meet us there. “Where is he now?” I ask. “Khan Younis.” The son comes out, wearily hugs his old man and sits with me in a plastic chair for a chat. I offer him a cigarette, assuming all soldiers must smoke after battle, but he waves it away in the same way I’d turn down a piece of pie. 
I ask him about the battle, about whether war aims are being met, whether Hamas fights to the death or surrenders, what the morale of the Israelis is like, whether he’s surprised by the quality and motivation of the Hamas fighters.
He answers each question assuredly with an economy of words, like I’m interviewing him for a junior manager position at Clint’s Crazy Prices.
The battle was good, successful. They’re meeting all their aims and driving out Hamas, suburb by suburb. Sometimes they surrender, sometimes they have to shoot them. Israeli morale is sky high. Hamas doesn’t fight well. They hide among women and children, and if the fighting gets hot, they drop their guns and run away. Every minute or so we hear the low thud of artillery just hundreds of metres away. Yet I’ve never felt more safe in my life. 
Everywhere I go, I see a country affected by war. Even in Tel Aviv, which would party through anything. A barman asks me where I’m from and what brings me to Israel. Solidarity, I say. He tells me he just returned from Gaza.
Suddenly his handsome face grows excited. He begins frantically scrolling through his phone to find a photo. Stripped and captured Hamas fighters? A trophy of war? He shows me a photo of a mongrel dog with that coarse orange fur. “I found her alone in Gaza. A stray. No collar. Now she’s in my apartment.” 
It was a moment that showed me that the Israelis knew exactly who they were fighting against and with whom they had no quarrel. I could see the difference between those who fight to defend something and those who fight only to destroy. 
That was what the Hamas attacks were all about. Taking something beautiful and mutilating it. It was an acid attack on the face of a hopeful nation. There was no military objective to the attacks. No prospect of gaining territory. Only the certainty of death for those who crossed into Israel and months and months of misery for the civilian population of Gaza.
I hear about old Palestinian men with walking canes entering Israel on the heels of the militants. They came to see the verdant fields and the pretty little houses the Jews had built. And if they couldn’t turn their own territory, their own fields, their own sparkling Mediterranean coastline, their own lives into something beautiful, they were going to make sure the Jews, those cursed children of pigs and monkeys, weren’t beautiful anymore. 
They may have briefly satiated a bitter desire to violate and disfigure, but that is the extent of their success. I discovered a national character of such depth that no violence can alter. Soldiers who are the salt of the earth. Humble, dignified, strong. They are just kids, but you feel invincible in their calm and determined presence.
The families of hostages who rise each morning from sleepless nights and remind the world of their excruciating plight. The Hamas leadership thought they could set the region alight, inspire millions to look at their GoPro footage and take up arms, drag their own Jewish women by their hair to slavery, plunder their own kitchen appliances, partake in their own perverted tortures. But they miscalculated. 
Their cruelty has left the Palestinians vanquished and adrift with more admirers in the ugly recesses of social media but in few other places. Predictions that Israel’s two million Arab citizens would raise insurrection in the name of Gaza came to nothing. And I miscalculated, too. I came to Israel thinking it needed something from the Jewish world. That it needed to draw on our strength, our resilience, our support. In fact, it is we who need Israel. We need it to show us the way. We need its full hearts that approach its mission with a solemn dignity. We need its quiet confidence that those who build will outlive those who burn. And we need it to show us how to endure tragedy and hardship and emerge with hardened minds and matured souls, and a readiness to fight for as long as necessary. 
Alex Ryvchin is the co-chief executive of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 6, 2024 12:07 pm

m0nty

 April 6, 2024 10:20 am

Trump becomes POTUS, God sends a plague.

Trump schedules rally in Pennsylvania, God schedules solar eclipse.

Trump starts selling Bibles, God sends an earthquake to his golf course.

Almost enough to start believing again.

Fishing by paragraph.

Para 1. Only a leftard like mUnturd could believe that Emperor Xi, Fauci and Birxx are gods.

Para 2. God did not schedule the eclipse to annoy Trump. It was scheduled millenia ago, by orbital mechanics. People with mathematical knowledge (which excludes j’ismists or failed economists) can forecast them quite accurately.

Para 3. See above, plate tectonics organised the earthquake.

Para 4. mUnturd finally admits that he was only ever a token Christian. Why do I suspect that mUnturd professed Catholicism only to secure a marriage into the upper middle class?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 6, 2024 12:10 pm

It was an acid attack on the face of a hopeful nation.

Excellent writing.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 6, 2024 12:36 pm

Ryvchin confirms my admiration for the Israeli people, my disgust with Hamas, and my conviction that Israel has a moral obligation to utterly destroy Hamas insofar as that is possible.
Given that Gazans have by and large supported Hamas, that Hamas ruthlessly uses its own people as human shields, the casualties are the responsibility of Hamas. And I don’t care how many there are.

KevinM
KevinM
April 6, 2024 12:38 pm

calli
April 6, 2024 10:14 am

I prefer to leave my mistakes uncorrected.

Rightly so, what difference does it make?

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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 6, 2024 12:45 pm

From the Oz, re Lehrmann vs Ten and Others.

When Wilkinson’s barrister, Barry Dean, began to argue that Auerbach was “a very impressive witness”, Lee had had enough.

“Don’t put him up as some sort of noble public interested person who was coming along to assist His Majesty’s justices,” Lee warned. “He’s a man who wanted to make a range of allegations against people under absolute privilege.”

This is what I was referring to earlier.
Lee went on to say that it doesn’t mean Auerbach isn’t truthful.
But I think we can deduce Lee will be reaching for the salt cellar when examining Auerbach’s “evidence”.
I think Lee has perhaps made a mistake here. In trying to be scrupulously fair to all parties he has given this loose cannon a platform. I think he should have restricted the Q&A to the only relevant matter. That is, did Lehrmann inappropriately disclose material provided as part of the criminal trial disclosure? Matters of golf outings and oversized steaks to be left out as irrelevant.

bons
bons
April 6, 2024 12:48 pm

A grandson is a medico on the Illawarra. His house backs onto the escarpment. We recently had great sport at his expense over the outdoor entertaining area that he had constructed out of recycled materials. Stone Henge or the forum were the kindest taunts.

Last night when the torrent descended the escarpment it wiped out his back yard removing tramps, play houses and gardens.

It then encountered the outdoor area and was diverted around the house. It went thtough the garage and did damage but it was limited by a clever clogs who opened the garage door allowing the flood to flow out.

Not so lucky were his neighbours who found their two police cars sitting inconveniently on top of each other. As a Friday night treat their police dog was permitted to sleep inside instead of in his cage which was washed away. God protects fools and doggos.

As expected we have received a couple of texts asking whether we would like to comment further on his landscaping choices.

Crossie
Crossie
April 6, 2024 1:02 pm

Indolent

 April 6, 2024 9:13 am

Are the Chinese building a bridge in Central America to fuel America’s migrant crisis? Huge structure ‘big enough for a column of tanks’ springs up in Panama… but no-one is sure who is funding it

Whoever is building it is doing so with the Biden admin’s approval otherwise it would not be happening,

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 6, 2024 1:03 pm

calli
April 6, 2024 10:14 am

I prefer to leave my mistakes uncorrected.

Rightly so, what difference does it make?

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She was looking at your lamp posts just like this stupid bitch –

https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.5g3papqkJrgMmcLYmwFMRwHaEK&pid=Api&rs=1&c=1&qlt=95&w=176&h=99

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 6, 2024 1:11 pm

And for my three favourites, here is Number One –

Sympathy for the Devil – No prayers please as they won’t work –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgnClrx8N2k

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 6, 2024 1:17 pm

And for my three favourites, here is Number Two –

https://youtu.be/DtJzr1Wcy_s

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 6, 2024 1:19 pm

And for my three favourites, here is Number Three –

https://youtu.be/lU5tfYYNyY4

Roger
Roger
April 6, 2024 1:22 pm

Australian plastic manufacturer QENOS closing its NSW & VIC plants because they can’t sustain the input cost of gas.

Couple of hundred decent jobs gone…forever.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 6, 2024 1:24 pm

After the self immolation of the witness yesterday in the Lehrmann trail, heres the only relevant bit picked out..
In Ten’s submission they allege that Lehrmann breached his Harman undertaking by airdropping documents and providing messages from the criminal trial.
The alleged supply of any documents to Seven is relevant to the defamation case because Seven, Lehrmann and Lehrmann’s counsel have all denied such material passed between them.
If proven, the evidence could go both to Lehrmann’s credibility and raise questions as to whether he abused the court process, which may affect what damages he is awarded should his claim be successful.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 6, 2024 1:24 pm

“And I don’t care how many there are.”
Harsh but fair Dr. BG.
On another topic, the left media have been banging on about “misinformation” for ages, insisting it’s a RWDB thing. But Raw Story and most of the MSM do it every day.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 6, 2024 1:26 pm

Why do I suspect that mUnturd professed Catholicism only to secure a marriage into the upper middle class?

We don’t have any of that rubbish ‘ere in Horse Trailer – Don’t cha’ know anyfink’?

https://youtu.be/ta5iYwhZUo0

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 6, 2024 1:27 pm

Hmm a ghosts chance of being elected but…

Robert F Kennedy Jr vows to investigate January 6 prosecutions for political biasRobert F Kennedy Jr, the lawyer, conspiracy theorist and independent candidate for US president, vowed to investigate “whether prosecutorial discretion was abused for political ends” in convictions of January 6 rioters

In a statement on Friday, Kennedy said that as president, he would “appoint a special counsel – an individual respected by all sides – to investigate whether prosecutorial discretion was abused for political ends in this case, and I will right any wrongs that we discover”.
….
“I have not examined the evidence in detail, but reasonable people, including Trump opponents, tell me there is little evidence of a true insurrection. They observe that the protesters carried no weapons, had no plans or ability to seize the reins of government, and that Trump himself had urged them to protest ‘peacefully’.”

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 6, 2024 1:28 pm

“Legal expert lays out best way for Jack Smith to fight Judge Cannon”.
Imagine the furore if this sort of cr*p was promulgated by a conservative media organisation against a lefty judge!

calli
calli
April 6, 2024 1:29 pm

I think Rabz will have a dedicated thread for our favourite songs. I’ve been racking my brains to come up with just three. My criteria – excellent lyrics, instantly recognisable or just plain marvellous instrument solos), something that evokes a strong emotional response.

Got it down to three, but it was difficult. And I’m only going through the popular genre, I’ll leave the classics alone.

Thought for the day…

calli
calli
April 6, 2024 1:30 pm

Lost it…no, here it is…

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Miltonf
Miltonf
April 6, 2024 1:32 pm

Australian plastic manufacturer QENOS closing its NSW & VIC plants because they can’t sustain the input cost of gas.
Couple of hundred decent jobs gone…forever.

The relentless attack on productive people.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 6, 2024 1:33 pm

Roger
April 6, 2024 1:22 pm

Australian plastic manufacturer QENOS closing its NSW & VIC plants because they can’t sustain the input cost of gas.
Couple of hundred decent jobs gone…forever.

Tennis Elbow on the case again. Just like Maladjusted Turn Bull Shite and the ‘Cleva Cuntreee’…………

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 6, 2024 1:35 pm

Roger
April 6, 2024 1:22 pm

Australian plastic manufacturer QENOS closing its NSW & VIC plants because they can’t sustain the input cost of gas.
Couple of hundred decent jobs gone…forever.

Tennis Elbow on the case again. Just like Maladjusted Turn Bull Shite and the ‘Cleva Countreee’…………

Roger
Roger
April 6, 2024 1:45 pm

Tennis Elbow on the case again.

Giving a big leg up to the east coast gas cartel while hamstringing local manufacturers who compete with overseas producers with much lower energy costs.

Australia is not being governed for Australians.

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Miltonf
Miltonf
April 6, 2024 1:46 pm

I’ve come to the reluctant conclusion that most of our pollimuppetts are foreign agents.

caveman
caveman
April 6, 2024 1:52 pm

Mt Arapiles is currently being subject to investigations by western Victoria’s Barengi Gadjin Land Council who are assessing Indigenous history in the area.

So sick of this shite, of these 40,000 or 65,000 year old people on this continent, WTF is there to assess if they don’t know after 65,000 years. Fuk this is such a wank.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 6, 2024 1:57 pm

On another topic, the left media have been banging on about “misinformation” for ages, 

Here is an example of Miss Information – She only has one eye –

https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.33L319CSA_bIyUiFIgKjeQHaIN&pid=Api&rs=1&c=1&qlt=95&w=100&h=111

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 6, 2024 1:57 pm

thefrollickingmole
 April 6, 2024 1:27 pm

Hmm a ghosts chance of being elected but…

Robert F Kennedy Jr vows to investigate January 6 prosecutions for political biasRobert F Kennedy Jr, the lawyer, conspiracy theorist and independent candidate for US president …

This guy highlights exactly what I was talking about yesterday. Some would say that he is “fighting the good fight” on vaxes. But, truthfully, he has been onto every whacky medical and scientific theory known to man for decades, not to mention the obligatory odious Kennedy personal history.
In the end, he will attract votes away from Trump in a first past the post race (hi, Ralph Nader!) and a yuuuge number will reject him on the basis of his past cooker pronouncements.

calli
calli
April 6, 2024 1:57 pm

Oh you poor triggered honey buns! Did my criteria imposed on myself for my own choice of favourite music upset you?

Chortle!

Makka
Makka
April 6, 2024 2:04 pm

Couple of hundred decent jobs gone…forever.

Non-union I’d say. Albo wouldn’t give a toss.

Roger
Roger
April 6, 2024 2:04 pm

I’ve come to the reluctant conclusion that most of our pollimuppetts are foreign agents.

I don’t doubt some are, but I think the problem here is simply crony capitalism. The ALP is in cahoots with Shell, Santos & Origin.

The same applies in other sectors of the economy.

It’s imposing a cost on small and medium sized businesses that they are struggling to bear.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 6, 2024 2:06 pm

WTF is there to assess if they don’t know after 65,000 years.

Non jobs on the taxpayer dime for bludge ‘degree’ holders eg Applied Economic Geography is a big part of it. Also think of those earnest holders of Dip Nat Res from UNE.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 6, 2024 2:07 pm

thefrollickingmole
 April 6, 2024 1:24 pm

After the self immolation of the witness yesterday in the Lehrmann trail, heres the only relevant bit picked out..

In Ten’s submission they allege that Lehrmann breached his Harman undertaking by airdropping documents and providing messages from the criminal trial.

Quite so.
Salacious talk of Big Steaks, coke and Thai massage (hi Wodney!) means zero in terms of the crux of this case.
And I don’t think Auerbach went within cooee of demonstrating that such a breach had happened.
I stand to be corrected because I didn’t listen to all of the proceedings, but I am not sure Auerbach directly stated that? Lehrmann air-dropped the material to him. I thought his words were “The files were air-dropped to me while we were on a golfing trip” (without specifying who sent them) as distinct from, say, “Lehrmann air-dropped the files to me when we were on a golf trip”.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 6, 2024 2:08 pm

Hilmer & National Competition Policy hasn’t really worked out well

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 6, 2024 2:09 pm

Makka
 April 6, 2024 2:04 pm

Couple of hundred decent jobs gone…forever.

Non-union I’d say. Albo wouldn’t give a toss.

Wrong.
Process workers at Qenos Melbourne are union covered.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 6, 2024 2:12 pm

Qenos workers are covered by AMWU/AWU.

Last edited 2 months ago by Sancho Panzer
Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 6, 2024 2:13 pm

I think the problem here is simply crony capitalism

It’s rank self-interest.

D Grade poltroons such as Dan Andrews and Sam Dastyari (and B Graders like Keating, not that I’m putting the clock aficionado on a pedestal) wouldn’t give a rat’s arse about China if it wasn’t funnelling cash into their wallets.

The primary thought function of politicians going up through the ranks isn’t ‘I want to get higher so I can serve more people’, it’s ‘the super kicks and perks on the next rung are irresistible’.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 6, 2024 2:27 pm

The primary thought function of politicians going up through the ranks isn’t ‘I want to get higher so I can serve more people’, it’s ‘the super kicks and perks on the next rung are irresistible’.

I don’t think they conciously admit to themselves they are in it for the perks.
They rationalise that they are “building a better world” by kow-towing to the Chunks and, look, if the Xi Dynasty wants to pay for the superior political acumen of Sam or Dan, well who are they to argue?

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 6, 2024 2:28 pm

The relentless attack on productive people.

Was in Victoria recently for an extended period. Outside Melbourne the malaise is everywhere unfortunately. Both areas we spent time in Greater Bendigo region and Seymour district I noticed the decline. Seymour and surrounding towns particularly bad but even Bendigo had shaved some industry.

All the sawmills seem to have disappeared through central Vic, empire rubber east Bendigo gonesky along with a few other smaller factories in that area, anything Government seems to be doing well in Bendigo and NDIS providers as well all over Central Victoria.

Other thing I noticed, a lot less sheep around. Mostly cattle these days.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 6, 2024 2:37 pm

And this is the Business –

No Regrets –

https://youtu.be/71ZHVmSuBJM

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 6, 2024 2:38 pm

anything Government seems to be doing well in Bendigo and NDIS providers as well all over Central Victoria.

pretty depressing- people I talk to at work and gym seem to know Andrews and Anal have done huge, huge, massive damage be it to gas or state finances not to mention the obscene tax burden. Maybe it’s just the circles I move in? Certainly blue (now orange) collar workers seem to get it.

Muddy
Muddy
April 6, 2024 2:38 pm

I would argue that if not for European interest in indigenous culture over the past two centuries, little if any of the latter would remain to be resurrected. Certainly there would be a very poor record of ceremonies, beliefs, etc.

It is precisely because non-indigenous people respect and have a genuine interest in indigenous history, art, etc. that gives it a value.

Witness place names, for example: It has been non-indigenous Australians who applied indig. names to towns and other locations (certainly in my area). It was non-indig. Australians who recorded early contact with, and observation of, indig. Aussies, including transcribing their spoken words into English, thus allowing their knowledge of local foods, their myths, and even some names of individuals, to be saved.

WE, the non-indigenous, generously saved and then returned to them, elements of indig. culture they would never have known about.

When they perceived their own culture as having no value, they freely discarded it. Now that their fellow non-indig. Australians value it (and always have), they metaphorically spit in our face.

This is where respect gets us.

rosie
rosie
April 6, 2024 2:47 pm

“Mt Arapiles is currently being subject to investigations by western Victoria’s Barengi Gadjin Land Council who are assessing Indigenous history in the area.”
Using taxpayer funds with the aim of extracting more taxpayer funds and or permanently denying access to everyone else.

rosie
rosie
April 6, 2024 2:53 pm

“And why didn’t He punish the other participants? Or kill whoever designed the experiment?”

If there is smiting to be done, why not raping and murdering terrorists rather than sillies doing stupid experiments?
Death isn’t a punishment from God, it comes to us all.
I was suggesting that people might experience positive effects from knowing that they were being prayed for, of a spiritual, rather than a physical nature.

rosie
rosie
April 6, 2024 3:00 pm

Calli, I didn’t scroll down for further responds.
Our PP reminds us regularly that heaven is what we are aiming for.

rosie
rosie
April 6, 2024 3:04 pm

I make no claims to medical expertise.
I’ll leave that to those that claim every death for the vaccines.

cohenite
April 6, 2024 3:04 pm

Was on 2SM today explaining why the E. Jean Verdicts are deranged. A couple of responses took umbrage and said Trump obviously raped the loon. I referred to this video where carroll admits she was NOT sexually assaulted but obviously TDS over-rules anything:

E. Jean Carroll on Anderson Cooper “I wasn’t forced” (youtube.com)

I’ll try again tomorrow but I really should follow my own advice: evidence and facts mean nothing to lefties.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 6, 2024 3:12 pm

2SM Rock of the 80s? That’s pretty tragic

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 6, 2024 3:21 pm

Cohenite,

Here is a clip from Patrick Bet David’s show. It shows that bit of the Anderson Cooper interview, but if you watch further there is a clip of that Carroll woman showing off her insanity – her home, her shed, her rocks, her trees, etc.

I just wish the people in the segment had shut up when Carroll was proving her derangement better than anything they were saying.

Last edited 2 months ago by Mother Lode
Miltonf
Miltonf
April 6, 2024 3:26 pm

iirc 2SM was owned by the Catholic Church which seemed odd seeing that the station played songs like Single Bed and I Like it Both Ways.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 6, 2024 3:47 pm

Look not saying the Sydney flooding is insignificant but a little bit of reality. 1984 floods, I remember them as a child vividly as I was very sick with tonsillitis and wasn’t sleeping. Central Sydney in 3 hours copped 184mm of rain on one outing in 1984, Sydney has just copped 227.8mm across 48hrs.

For whomever interested. Report on the floods:

https://flooddata.ses.nsw.gov.au/related-dataset/sydney-hydrological-aspects-of-storms-november-1984-report/resource/6fa3bd99-bbc3-4810-96d8-3eac5b925d50

5 Nov – 85mm to 195mm fell over eastern areas from Kingsford to Marrickville
6 – 7 Nov – Showers recorded but nothing substantial
8 Nov – Yarrawarrah to Berowra 73mm – 101mm across the inner western & northern suburbs
9 Nov – 10 Nov – No recorder rainfall totals but the 24hr rainfall maps show falls over 200mm in & around the CBD
11 – 12 – General easing off.

So how much grief is being caused by allowing dodgy developers to build in areas that our forefathers wisely avoided? Seems to be a reoccurring theme around the country…

I’ve only skimmed Part B but will delve into later.

Any difficulties with link go to this page:
https://flooddata.ses.nsw.gov.au/related-dataset/sydney-hydrological-aspects-of-storms-november-1984-report

Roger
Roger
April 6, 2024 3:55 pm

Non-union I’d say. Albo wouldn’t give a toss.

Wrong.

Process workers at Qenos Melbourne are union covered.

And he still doesn’t give a toss.

Bigger fish up stream are getting their share.

Last edited 2 months ago by Roger
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 6, 2024 4:01 pm

Roger
 April 6, 2024 3:55 pm

Non-union I’d say. Albo wouldn’t give a toss.

Wrong.

Process workers at Qenos Melbourne are union covered.

And he still doesn’t give a toss.

Bigger fish up stream are getting their share.

Of course.
With New Labour, there can be two things at play.
Firstly, as you say, lip service to union jerbs, but actually pandering to other interests.
Secondly, the jerbs in question are aligned to the wrong faction.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 6, 2024 4:09 pm
Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 6, 2024 4:12 pm

Albo and Labor must sometimes resist the urge to protect wukkaz because they must also court those witless erratic voters that float in the air like motes that could be swept from the sunlight into the Greens shadow by the smallest waft of pro-industry policy.

they may well think that it might cost them at most a couple of hundred unionist votes but saved them innumerable more that would have defected once they established a pattern helping others.

Wukkaz are no longer the safe bet they used to be for Labor – staying one is not the highest of their aspirations. But greenies are lunatics to their core.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 6, 2024 4:15 pm

Sancho beat me to it.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 6, 2024 4:17 pm

Roger
April 6, 2024 3:55 pm

Non-union I’d say. Albo wouldn’t give a toss.

Wrong.

Process workers at Qenos Melbourne are union covered.

And he still doesn’t give a toss.
Bigger fish up stream are getting their share.

If you have money in an Industry Superannuation Fund run by the Mafia (Australian Unions), then get it rolled over to another Fund (non Union run) asap. Otherwise, it may well be ‘invested’ (stolen) for a New Age type of energy system that does not work.

BTW, this is NOT financial advice – It is farking Common Cents…………..

Rabz
April 6, 2024 5:11 pm

Dover – check your email, Squire!

Rabz
April 6, 2024 5:19 pm

a dedicated thread for our favourite songs. I’ve been racking my brains to come up with just three. My criteria – excellent lyrics, instantly recognisable or just plain marvellous instrument solos), something that evokes a strong emotional response. Got it down to three, but it was difficult. And I’m only going through the popular genre, I’ll leave the classics alone.

calli – the Post has been sent to Dover, but things are a bit hectic here – had to compose it quickly and get ready for the festivities tonight, so hopefully it can be up around 7:00pm tonight …

Rabz
April 6, 2024 5:26 pm
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 6, 2024 5:56 pm

hopefully it can be up around 7:00pm tonight …

Sorry, no can do.
Channel Ten are shouting me a night out with some Thai hookers, complete with a 1.5 kg steak and a bag of blow.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 6, 2024 6:01 pm

Gladstone Hotel probed over why ‘Little John’ was allowed to drink 22 schooners and a shot of spirits before he collapsed and was carried out with a mate on each limb
Daily Mail

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 6, 2024 6:16 pm

Renewable transition is a mess and even the government’s man knows it.

https://archive.today/zImRL

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 6, 2024 6:18 pm

Sancho Panzer
April 6, 2024 5:56 pm

hopefully it can be up around 7:00pm tonight …

Sorry, no can do.

Channel Ten are shouting me a night out with some Thai hookers, complete with a 1.5 kg steak and a bag of blow.

LOL. In your dreams. More like you give the Lady Boy a blow job and a 1.5 kg sausage goes up your back passage.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 6, 2024 6:29 pm

A powwow with the IPA Tuesday to sink the slipper into Blackout Bowen.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 6, 2024 6:30 pm

Entsch about to attract some attention. Mrs has got preselection for a seat in Cairns apparently. Seems he and mrs have been grifting for a while:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-04/warren-yolonde-entsch-federal-mp-leichardt-queensland/103657670

I swear by looking at her causes Chrisafulli or the party are doing the best to at best snatch a minority Government for a should be landslide majority. Zero on crime but plenty on vagina issues, I can’t see any difference between her and an ALP candidate in views. Also businesswoman & entrepreneur are way overused if by someone who run a charity.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 6, 2024 6:33 pm

Tangney preselection: Survivor winner Mark Wales prevails in Liberal bid to enter Federal politicsJoe SpagnoloThe West Australian
Sat, 6 April 2024 7:04AM

SAS veteran turned Survivor winner Mark Wales has emerged victorious in a different fight — winning preselection in Tangney.
The contest to see who will be the Liberal candidate for Tangney in next year’s Federal election was a three-person race, with IT consultant Howard Ong and litigation lawyer Sean Ayres also said to be strong contenders.
But the Andrew Hastie-backed candidate has prevailed in Saturday’s preselection stoush for the once Liberal stronghold.
Despite saying he expected the battle to be close upon his arrival in Bentley on Saturday morning, it is understood Mr Wales was the clear winner.

Indolent
Indolent
April 6, 2024 6:34 pm
Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 6, 2024 6:37 pm

I’ve met him. He’s an old boss of an ex Army mate.

He’s a good dude in person but I don’t know of his politics.

Indolent
Indolent
April 6, 2024 6:38 pm

I seriously doubt Biden is even aware of it.
Biden’s plan to save the ‘deep state’

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 6, 2024 6:38 pm

Bugger that didn’t work, comment a reply to Zulu’s on Wales

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 6, 2024 6:48 pm

Port Augusta mum’s anger as she pulls her kids out of Seaview Christian College after they were made to stand for the Australian national anthem

  • Aboriginal mum furious over anthem demand 
  • Kids taken from school for being forced to stand

Daily Mail

Indolent
Indolent
April 6, 2024 6:48 pm
thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 6, 2024 6:55 pm

On the topic of pisspots, Ive had 2 workers off sick with the DTs this week.

One bugger was shaking so much he couldnt write his name.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 6, 2024 7:03 pm

LOL. In your dreams. More like you give the Lady Boy a blow job and a 1.5 kg sausage goes up your back passage

Mirror mirror on the wall, you skinny little gaslighter.

Bobtheboozer
Bobtheboozer
April 6, 2024 7:12 pm

I’ve been watching this bloke and his engineering shop for a couple of years, and he does some interesting stuff. The best part is that he explains just what each part is and where it goes/what it does on the mining equipment.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 6, 2024 7:20 pm

The final, yet still untimely, death of romance (the Hun):

Forget wealth, charm and good looks.

There is an important new metric for success in the world of online dating: a healthy credit rating.

At the height of a cost of living crisis, an American app has launched specifically pitching to people with credit scores — an indication of someone’s overall financial wellbeing — of 675 and above. Scores range from zero to 1000 and 675 is considered “good”.

The very mention of ‘wealth’ in the first sentence doomed this piece to failure. And:

Jenna McManus, 35, works as a marketing manager

Receptionist, then.

and is financially independent.

She uses several dating apps and said she’s “all for” this kind of disclosure.

I bet she is.

“A credit score is the start of a conversation. It’s not about how much is in his bank account,

Bullshit.

but a willingness to talk – to have healthy debates and to understand each other’s backgrounds.”

That’s it. Hooking up for any longer than two weeks is officially a transaction. And people wonder why marriage rates are going through the floor.

Indolent
Indolent
April 6, 2024 7:21 pm

This is Mike Benz two years ago.

The Twitter Censorship Fight Has Just Begun

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 6, 2024 7:25 pm

https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2024/04/who-knew.html

Climate change is hitting Indonesian trans sex workers.

Salvatore - Iron Publican
April 6, 2024 7:31 pm

Zulu Kilt Two Alpha April 6, 2024 6:01pm

Gladstone Hotel probed over why ‘Little John’ was allowed to drink 22 schooners and a shot of spirits before he collapsed and was carried out with a mate on each limb

Daily Mail

Sensationalist headline conceals two pieces of information:

  1. The alleged incident, was three years ago. Yet was first looked into a fortnight ago.
  2. Insufficient information reported in the article for any conclusion to be reached.
Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 6, 2024 7:35 pm

Knuckle Dragger
April 6, 2024 7:03 pm

LOL. In your dreams. More like you give the Lady Boy a blow job and a 1.5 kg sausage goes up your back passage

You FW1 and Mrs Stencho Pantyhose shirtlifter, And A-Licker. Try harder next time. I hear that it is tougher up norf’………..

Last edited 2 months ago by Johnny Rotten
chrisl
chrisl
April 6, 2024 7:41 pm

So…. Daylight “saving” finishes tonight …. and we all get an extra hour’s sleep… except northern and western states .
I bet you are not so smug now !

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 6, 2024 7:48 pm

chrisl
April 6, 2024 7:41 pm

So…. Daylight “saving” finishes tonight …. and we all get an extra hour’s sleep… except northern and western states .
I bet you are not so smug now !

Its all a load of bollocks, The Sun told me so. There is NO daylight saving. You Dopes.

And if there ever was, then the Guv’ment would tax it,

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 6, 2024 7:50 pm

Bovver boy (alleged) (part time):

If you were to quote other people rather than your own previous commentary, it may make it easier for people to work out what you’re on about.

I am aware that it pains you that the Poms were flogged up royally by the Yanks (and French) 250 years ago, and that those same Yanks (and Australia) then saved your floating car park from annihilation in not one but two World wars, but just hold it in, champ.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 6, 2024 7:51 pm

And for my fourth try, I will do this one –

https://youtu.be/NFOzgNlg0dg

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 6, 2024 7:52 pm

music fred is up.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 6, 2024 7:57 pm

Wodney.
This obsession you have with inserting things up bottoms?
Is there something you’d like to tell us, you soap-dodging crook?

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 6, 2024 7:59 pm

Knuckle Dragger
April 6, 2024 7:50 pm

Your recollection of History is some what warped.

The reason that you speak English is because of the English. So STFU and enjoy the richness of the British Empire, Otherwise you are just another moaning nobody.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 6, 2024 8:04 pm

Knuckle Dragger
April 6, 2024 7:50 pm

And give Mrs Stencho Pantyhose a Big farking kiss (and maybe a blow job while you put that red lipstick back on).

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 6, 2024 8:05 pm

Hate daylight saving having lived north of tropic of Capricorn for decades. I love the summer months getting up with the sun coming up.

Around now till around September 6-6 shifts will have me getting up when it is dark and parking up the ute in the Camp car park in the dark. If we had daylight saving that would have had is fiddling with start times in March as the sun wouldn’t have been up when we got onto site for another hour…

Na southern states can keep it.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 6, 2024 8:07 pm

Wow my grammar is up the creek tonight…

Roger
Roger
April 6, 2024 8:13 pm

Na southern states can keep it.

They already have twilight.

Madness!

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 6, 2024 8:17 pm

the richness of the British Empire

A list of wars the English decided to involve themselves in, and/or where they were clearly identified as weak as piss follows. Presented for educational purposes:

1016 – Cnut the Great’s invasion of England – lost
1066 – Norman Conquest of England – lost
1081 – Invasion of Wales – lost
1202 – Invasion of Normandy – lost
1213 – Anglo-French War – lost
1230 – Invasion of France – lost
1242 – Saintonge War – lost
1294 – Anglo-Franch War – lost
1296 – First War of Scottish Independence – lost
1324 – War of Saint-Sardos – lost
1332 – Second War of Scottish Independence – lost
1337 – Hundred Years’ War – lost
1351 – Castillian Civil War – lost
1381 – Third Ferdinand War – lost
1470 – Anglo-Hanseatic War – lost
1512 – War of the League of Cambrai – lost
1528 – War of the League of Cognac – lost
1543 – War of the Rough Wooing – lost
1556 – Italian War – lost
1557 – Anglo-French War – lost
1563 – English invasion of France – lost
1580 – War of the Portuguese Succession – lost
1665 – Second Anglo-Dutch War – lost
1672 – Franco-Dutch War – lost
1686 – Anglo-Mughal War – lost

That is 670 years of consistent defeats. After that, the Industrial Revolution kicked in – started by Scotland, mind you, who kicked Pom arse for 400 years – which then enabled the Poms to mightily conquer various Stone Age tribes across the globe.

Except the Yanks. Who flogged the Poms as earlier discussed.

Salvatore - Iron Publican
April 6, 2024 8:20 pm

Except the Yanks. Who flogged the Poms as earlier discussed.

yeah nah.
About like the Afghans flogged the Yanks a couple of years ago.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 6, 2024 8:26 pm

A millennium of losing.
That’s quite a streak.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 6, 2024 8:34 pm

Apart from being serial silver medallists in martial pursuits, the Poms have been quite good at inventing sports for other countries to thrash them at.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 6, 2024 8:34 pm

A millennium of losing.

That’s quite a streak.

Well, yes. No wonder they’re insecure.

Mind you, for a nation of five foot four scrawny pale punters who faint when it gets to 30 degrees, it’s about as expected.

Salvatore - Iron Publican
April 6, 2024 8:35 pm

That is 670 years of consistent defeats.

Not consecutive defeats however – there were one or two wins during that 670 years, particularly in away matches.

Salvatore - Iron Publican
April 6, 2024 8:39 pm

Mind you, for a nation of five foot four scrawny pale punters who faint when it gets to 30 degrees, it’s about as expected.

KD, thank you so much for presenting me the opportunity to post this pommy newspaper screenshot from a couple of years ago.

heatwave-7
Top Ender
Top Ender
April 6, 2024 8:40 pm

Bit selective KD….

Crecy?
?
Agincourt?

Defeat of the Spanish Armada?

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 6, 2024 8:43 pm

Maybe Albo and Bowen could take their jets over to join in the surveillance?

Another group of non-citizens is believed to have been delivered undetected to the Australian mainland by boat, the third known arrival since November.

The latest group arrived at the old WWII Truscott airbase in an extremely remote pocket of the far north Kimberley region of Western Australia late on Friday afternoon. The airbase is owned by the Wunambal Gaambera people who run it as a commercial airstrip.

The Australian Border Force has not commented on the arrivals, in keeping with a practice established by the Coalition in 2013, but both residents of the region and sources close to the operation have told The Australian the people in the group are being treated as illegal boat arrivals.

Two sources said the group is thought to be Chinese. The last known Chinese to arrive by boat in Australia were Falung Gong. They sailed into Darwin harbour in 2012.

More than 100 ADF personnel were believed to be at the Truscott airbase on Saturday afternoon as a direct response to the arrivals.

The group wandered into Truscott at about 4pm on Friday, prompting a flurry of border force activity. Artillery drones have been searching the region all of Saturday for any sign of a boat or other arrivals using Truscott airbase and Troughton Island as a base.

Oz

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 6, 2024 8:44 pm

Bit selective KD….

Well yes TE, but I was going with wars rather than battles.

I will say, though, that I was impressed with Henry V’s decision to kill the prisoners taken at Agincourt.

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