Open Thread – Weekend 6 April 2024


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cohenite
April 6, 2024 8:53 pm

The Brits produced our Jane Austen; end of story.

cohenite
April 6, 2024 8:55 pm

And this lass; and she’s not even a cute owl.

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rosie
rosie
April 6, 2024 9:13 pm

I’ve decided I like the reply function.
Don’t have to read them if you don’t want to.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 6, 2024 9:18 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.

Mind you, as far as protective headgear in battle goes, the knotted hankie is not ideal.

rosie
rosie
April 6, 2024 9:18 pm

And I’ll repeat myself. I’m not the one claiming every unseasonable death or even non fatal heart attack for ‘the vaxx’, I’m just pointing out that pertinent information was omitted, probably deliberately.
The last guy claimed here for the vaxx 24 hours later was confirmed as a suicide.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 6, 2024 9:24 pm

The last guy claimed here for the vaxx 24 hours later was confirmed as a suicide.

Pfizercide?

rosie
rosie
April 6, 2024 9:28 pm
rosie
rosie
April 6, 2024 9:29 pm
rosie
rosie
April 6, 2024 9:31 pm
rosie
rosie
April 6, 2024 9:37 pm
Black Ball
Black Ball
April 6, 2024 9:38 pm

Paging Chesty Blonde:

WA Police are searching for a man following reports an unknown vessel carrying multiple people landed on the West Australian coastline, also triggering an Australian Defence Force operation.

In reports published by The Australian, the occupants of the boat, believed to be Chinese, arrived at the remote Mungalalu Truscott Airbase in the far north Kimberley region on Friday afternoon.

Sky News has also reported it’s understood about 13 Chinese nationals walked onto the Truscott air base about 4pm on Friday.

It’s been reported more than 100 Australian Defence Force personnel were at the air base on Saturday afternoon, with staff deploying artillery drones in search of other boats and illegal arrivals.

Following long standing practices, the reports have not been confirmed by the office of Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil, or by Australian Border Force spokespeople.

“The Australian Border Force does not confirm or comment on operational matters,” a SBF spokesperson said.

On Saturday evening, WA Police released a statement confirming they were searching for a man who is “believed to have become separated from a group of people in the vicinity of Mitchell Plateau,” where the air base is located.

The statement said the “land search operation is in its preliminary stages and is taking place in an extremely remote area with challenging terrain”.

“WA Police have this afternoon been advised the man may have been a passenger on an unknown vessel carrying a group of people which landed in a remote area of the Kimberley District on Friday, 5 April, 2024,” the statement read.

If they want to come, let them take in the beauty of the northwest of the continent with just the clothes on their back. Just let them integrate that way.

rosie
rosie
April 6, 2024 9:40 pm

Something like that Sancho.

rosie
rosie
April 6, 2024 10:00 pm
Bobtheboozer
Bobtheboozer
April 6, 2024 10:18 pm

Isn’t gold having a nice little run?
Why am I still going into moderation, DB? Yet replies to comments aren’t?
And still using the username and password that you wanted.
This one marked as spam.

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Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 6, 2024 10:36 pm

Anyway, “Sliante” to all you mob.

I’m reading “The Samson Option” – Seymour Hersh’s book on the development of the Israeli atomic weapons programme.

There’s something sobering about the thought that Israel has the capacity to deliver an atomic bomb to Moscow – it would be a one-way mission, but “The young men of Israel know their duty to the State of Israel.”

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 6, 2024 11:10 pm

Well cop this you lot (said MontyPox Virus)………….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYrbdiee9SU

Titus Groates
Titus Groates
April 6, 2024 11:15 pm

Kate Bush, Felicity Kendal, Helen Mirren, Gabrielle Drake, Jenny Agutter, that sheila from Haysi Fantaysee and one or two others.

Much as I think Wodney is an import in the Alan Bond class, there is some decent Pommie crumpet.

And no, Wods, Emily Howard doesn’t count.

Indolent
Indolent
April 6, 2024 11:16 pm
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Rabz
April 6, 2024 11:45 pm

a waif of a lad in ill-fitting fatigues – 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.

Magnificent work, lad.

Rabz
April 6, 2024 11:55 pm

there is some decent Pommie crumpet

AKA English Roses – and yes, they are a bit desirable.

Rabz
April 7, 2024 12:03 am

Why can’t Republicans make this simple, true argument?

Le Poilievre is the Milei of Canuckistan.

Where is our Fatty Trump, Poilievre or Milei?

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 7, 2024 12:10 am

Titus Groates
 April 6, 2024 11:15 pm

Kate Bush, Felicity Kendal, Helen Mirren, Gabrielle Drake, Jenny Agutter, that sheila from Haysi Fantaysee and one or two others.

Much as I think Wodney is an import in the Alan Bond class, there is some decent Pommie crumpet.

And no, Wods, Emily Howard doesn’t count

Ha,ha,ha,ha,…………….You should be on the Stage,,,,,,,,,,One goes in 2 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0qW9P-uYfM

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 7, 2024 12:16 am

Rabz
April 6, 2024 11:55 pm

there is some decent Pommie crumpet

AKA English Roses – and yes, they are a bit desirable.

How about a silly jumper…………..

https://youtu.be/H1FbAsFX8sA

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 7, 2024 12:30 am

Rabz
April 6, 2024 11:55 pm
there is some decent Pommie crumpet

You would not be speaking the ENGLISH without the English. You farking convicts,

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 7, 2024 12:38 am

She us so HOT –

https://youtu.be/pHCdS7O248g

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 7, 2024 1:02 am

You would not be speaking the ENGLISH without the English

See above for almost 700 years of failure.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 7, 2024 1:23 am

Knuckle Dragger
April 7, 2024 1:02 am

Another Neanderthal moment.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 7, 2024 1:26 am
Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 7, 2024 1:39 am
Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 7, 2024 1:48 am

And even more Rapture –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa1ukvAkEI0

Meanwhile, the Nutter Man is asleep or a sheep…….Bahhhhhhhhhh

Tom
Tom
April 7, 2024 4:02 am
rosie
rosie
April 7, 2024 5:58 am
rosie
rosie
April 7, 2024 6:09 am

A good thread in tge circumstances in which the aid workers were killed.
https://twitter.com/sfrantzman/status/1776210555012788484?t=BKujnNZmD0I1e8uDvrK7Jw&s=19

rosie
rosie
April 7, 2024 6:22 am

Switzerland to vote on immigration, via referendum.
Wouldn’t that be nice? https://twitter.com/kunley_drukpa/status/1776636976751398958?t=7nm3q0sGgSirCGs7Wd6BfA&s=19

calli
calli
April 7, 2024 6:23 am

Thanks Tom.

Try this in an EV!

rosie
rosie
April 7, 2024 6:26 am
calli
calli
April 7, 2024 6:26 am

Whoops. Dukes of Hazzard file was too large.

rosie
rosie
April 7, 2024 6:36 am

It’s hard to reconcile even this discussion of the ‘heartbreaking situation’ with the tent party in the other video.
I saw another tweet? where someone was talking to an IDF soldier who said hamas fight surrounded by women and children, then if it gets too tough, drop their weapons and skedaddle. That implies some classes of Gazan women and children are completely expendable.
Why aren’t they in these palatial tent cities?
It it those without the right tribal affiliations, families of non hamas members, widows and orphans?
I’m guessing widows and orphans.
https://twitter.com/leekern13/status/1776514640748372015?t=vZhML8g6gMuodWN0TWuClQ&s=19

Bobtheboozer
Bobtheboozer
April 7, 2024 6:44 am

There’s not a Communist who doesn’t think the Laws of Supply and Demand apply to them. The only people who will be hurt by this stupid piece of legislation will be the ones who the Communists claim to be standing up for.
https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2024/04/uber-versus-ubermensch.php

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 7, 2024 6:45 am
Bobtheboozer
Bobtheboozer
April 7, 2024 6:55 am

Oct. 7: Hamas ‘cut off organs and took them to Gaza in order to trade with them in future hostage negotiations’

This is why I believe that any hostage taken by terrorists is better treated by assuming they are dead, or they are being subject to miseries and torture that they would prefer to be dead.
To subject them to this continued abuse is a sham that only benefits the terrorists and the negotiators.
Imagine if YOU were one of these hostages.
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/04/oct-7-hamas-cut-off-organs-and-took-them-to-gaza-in-order-to-trade-with-them-in-future-hostage-negotiations

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 7, 2024 6:59 am

Relevance deprivation BoN.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 7, 2024 7:09 am

The very cute (although nearly 50!) Poh Ling Yeow got just one Hello on Tinder? Highly unlikely. She’s in the restaurant business and I reckon she has plenty of opportunity to meet new people.

calli
calli
April 7, 2024 7:18 am

Much…much ree-ing about cherry blossom bloom in Japan this morning.

It’s early! It’s late! Climate Change!

There in 2016, March 25 through to April 10. Blossom everywhere, depending on sp., cultivars and location. Himeji castle put on its usual show, as did the gardens in Tokyo.

Bobtheboozer
Bobtheboozer
April 7, 2024 7:20 am

Biden regime plans to label goods made by Jews in Judea and Samaria so they can be boycotted

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/04/biden-regime-plans-to-label-goods-made-by-jews-in-judea-and-samaria-so-they-can-be-boycotted

The Biden administration is drawing up plans to require goods produced in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank to be clearly labelled as coming from there, according to US officials, another sign of White House unhappiness with the government of Benjamin Netanyahu.

lotocoti
lotocoti
April 7, 2024 7:25 am

Yet another loony movement full of people,
who, if they were truly sincere,
would simply ZNPG themselves out of the picture.

Indolent
Indolent
April 7, 2024 7:39 am

This article is both right and wrong. It’s right in the response engendered by full-spectrum technological totalitarianism but doesn’t seem to realise that perhaps that was the desired outcome.

What ‘Brave New World’ and ‘1984’ got wrong and what ‘The Castle’ got right

Indolent
Indolent
April 7, 2024 7:41 am

@WallStreetSilv

Nothing to see here …

The first comment adds to the list.

Indolent
Indolent
April 7, 2024 7:47 am

@BrandonStraka

This is Patrick Douglas Scruggs.

Patrick is a federal prosecutor who helped put Capitol trespassers in prison, and perpetrated the narrative that these people were grave threats to society.

In September, 2023, a driver on a bridge hit Mr. Scrugg’s car.

Mr. Scruggs got out of his car, broke the driver’s window, and proceeded to stab him over and over again with a knife.

A couple got out of their car and tried to help the stabbing victim, then Mr. Scruggs tried to stab the couple.

Scrugg’s attorney stated that his client is innocent until proven guilty, and has asked the public to “keep an open mind” because his client “was part of a chaotic situation”.

BUT

Jake Lang – January 6 Political Prisoner
@JakeLangJ6

Tomorrow will be my 4th birthday inside the GULAG without a trial,

Held as a J6 Political Hostage by the Biden Regime!! 26, 27, 28 & 29 years old tomorrow!!!

We must lean not on our own understanding & continue trust in God – even if it takes 4 more years

God WILL deliver us.

Indolent
Indolent
April 7, 2024 7:51 am
shatterzzz
April 7, 2024 8:04 am

How woke have we got .. FFS! .. when I was at school flying dusters, chalk, wacks on the head, cane, strap were all part of your daily school life even when you you were innocent (on occasion .. LOL!) .. but now the “precious petals” must be molly-coddled, luvved & nurtured .. regardless ……!
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13278755/Queensland-teacher-hit-student-book-banned.html

shatterzzz
April 7, 2024 8:09 am

I might have missed it but can’t seem to find the article where “plenty wrong” condemns Hamas for killing hostages & demands they release all hostages .. even those that aren’t associated with Kitchen Aid …….
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-07/israeli-commandos-recover-body-of-hostage-held-in-gaza/103678184

shatterzzz
April 7, 2024 8:15 am

Mail Online getting desperate for headline stories it seems .. Today’s lead 3 incher is a re-hash of a middle of the page 2 para effort from last Tuesday …… Sad, just sad ….!
I readz the “Mail” so you don’t have too .. thanx not needed .. LOL!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13266533/Silver-Pearl-restaurant-lobster-poison-saga.html

Tom
Tom
April 7, 2024 8:17 am

Elbow’s assistant minister for Hamas, moosley Ed Husic, is being given a free run on Sky News by Andrew Clennell, insisting that Australian aid workers should be safely able to wander around the Gaza war zone.

Clennell is seen by Elbow’s ministers as a safe pair of hands.

Indolent
Indolent
April 7, 2024 8:18 am

@shoegal8720

When someone says, “I can’t believe you would vote for Trump.”

I simply reply, “I’m not voting for Trump.”

I’m voting for the First Amendment and freedom of speech.

I’m voting for the Second Amendment and my right to defend my life and my family.

I’m voting for the next Supreme Court Justice(s) to protect the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

I’m voting for the continued growth of my retirement 401K and the stock market.

I’m voting for a return of our troops from foreign countries and the end to America’s involvement in foreign conflicts.

I’m voting for the Electoral College and for the Republic in which we live.

I’m voting for the Police to be respected once again and to ensure Law & Order.

I’m voting for the continued appointment of Federal Judges who respect the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

I’m voting for our jobs to remain in America and not be outsourced all over again to China, Mexico and other foreign countries.

I’m voting for secure borders and legal immigration.

I’m voting for the Military & the Veterans who fought for this Country to give the American people their freedoms.

I’m voting for the unborn babies that have a right to live.

I’m voting for continued peace progress in the Middle East.

I’m voting to fight against human/child trafficking.

I’m voting for Freedom of Religion.

I’m voting for the right to speak my opinion and not be censored.

I’m not just voting for one person, I’m voting for the future of my

country.

I’m voting for my children and my grandchildren to ensure their freedoms and their future.

What are you voting for?

Indolent
Indolent
April 7, 2024 8:25 am
Top Ender
Top Ender
April 7, 2024 8:28 am

And in Queensland:

Reckless e-scooter riders are racking up thousands of fines and causing chaos on city streets with strict rules not deterring them from flouting the law and endangering the lives of hapless pedestrians.

Hospitalisations for e-scooter-related injuries reached a record high in 2023, surpassing that of cyclists for the first time with more than 100 people a month ending up in emergency departments.

Police say last year more than 5500 infringements were handed out to e-scooter riders for doing the wrong thing, with some clocking 90km/h.

They say drugs and alcohol were contributing factors in a large number of the more serious crashes, including fatals.

Indolent
Indolent
April 7, 2024 8:28 am
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Indolent
Indolent
April 7, 2024 8:30 am
Indolent
Indolent
April 7, 2024 8:32 am
shatterzzz
April 7, 2024 8:36 am

As World Central Kitchen founder Jose Andres says, the “seven angels … were the best of humanity’’.

Luv this sort of rubbish .. plays right into Hamas propaganda .. FFS!
3 of the dead were mercenaries …….!

132andBush
132andBush
April 7, 2024 8:41 am

rosie

April 6, 2024 10:00 pm

Looks like Daily Wire let Owens’ contract expire.

She is a grifter extraordinaire.
It’s been obvious how she has let others speculate on her reason for leaving, the end result being that it’s yet again “The Jews”.
It’s allowed people with a long standing animus to Ben Shapiro an imaginary story with which to bash him and DW. Mark Dice being prime amongst them.

When Crowder had the big bust up with DW it became really personal between him and Owens, I think there was a reason for that.

Indolent
Indolent
April 7, 2024 8:42 am
Indolent
Indolent
April 7, 2024 8:45 am
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 7, 2024 8:55 am

Only 23 days left to save The Exposé.
Again.

Makka
Makka
April 7, 2024 9:18 am

@zerohedge

·

1h

Hartnett: Explosion In Gold Shows Investors Are Preparing For The Endgame

I can’t read the full article but I think that header is right. For US spending and their obscene debt, there is an endgame ahead. Hartnett is a decent economist.

More from Hartnett;

US Economy Shifts ‘From Goldilocks To Stagflation’: Top Wall Street Analyst Explains Why Crypto, Gold Are At All-Time Highs

ZINGER KEY POINTS

Michael Hartnett predicts shift to stagflation with growth under 2%, inflation at 3-4%, boosting crypto and gold.

U.S. faces rising debt, enormous budget deficit; commodities, cash, and defensive stocks likely to outperform in new economic landscape.

The Fed’s implicit tolerance of higher inflation may serve to ease the burden of U.S. debt, but Hartnett warns this comes at the cost of policy credibility and potentially leads to a weaker currency.

Worth a read for a look ahead.

https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/24/03/37751225/us-economy-shifts-from-goldilocks-to-stagflation-top-wall-street-analyst-explains-w

Black Ball
Black Ball
April 7, 2024 9:19 am

Piers Akerman with an excellent introduction:

The utterings of Anthony Albanese are, to borrow from Shakespeare, but “a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing”. Expressing disproportionate rage over the tragic but accidental death of Australian aid worker Zomi Frankcom exposed the dizzying heights of Albanese’s (and Foreign Minister Penny Wong’s) hypocritical approach to the whole Gaza conflict. Neither has contributed anything toward a speedy resolution. Both have danced to the terrorists’ tune.

If Albanese wanted to make a mark on the international stage instead of merely playing up to Muslims in seats held by his ministers Tony Burke and Ed Husic, he could demand that Qatar stop hosting key Hamas leaders. Or that Qatar, a principal funder of Hamas, pressure the terrorists to immediately release the remaining 134 hostages – and the bodies of those estimated to have died in captivity since October 7, up to half of them. But Albanese is playing the emotional card, as is the ABC with its relentless prosecution of heart-rending pleas from aid organisations for a unilateral ceasefire with no demands on Hamas to release its captives or stop using Gazans as human shields.

Albanese told a sympathetic ABC radio interviewer on Thursday’s AM program “we need a full, transparent and clear explanation for how this occurred” it must be published and the Netanyahu government “must be held accountable”. The Israeli government has promised just that and sacked two officers and reprimanded three others for their roles in the disastrous missile strike. Unlike Hamas, which murders civilians and is delighted when Gazans are killed, the Israeli defence forces take greater care to limit the number of civilian casualties than any other military in the world.

Albanese noted the vehicles carrying the unfortunate young Australian woman and her colleagues were clearly identified as being from the World Central Kitchen, but he didn’t say the strike occurred at night. To the best of my knowledge, a convoy in a designated conflict zone travelling by night is more likely to be carrying terrorists than aid workers.

As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, these things happen in war. Albanese knows as much about war as he knows about full and transparent investigations. His experience of warfare has been limited to adolescent fighting against Tories, a practice he has yet to grow out of. He has shut down more inquiries than he has opened and his government has been less accountable for its insane actions than any previous administration.

Even the Open Government Forum, the government body supposed to promote transparency, is noted for refusing Freedom Of Information requests about its operation and how its members, public servants and non-government representatives vote on issues.

Israel’s preliminary investigation concluded there was no deliberate attack against the WCK body’s aid workers. IDF chief of staff Lieutenant-General Herzi Halevi said the “severe incident is the result of a mistaken identification under complex conditions, at night, during a war. This should not have happened”.

Albanese has used this most unfortunate incident in an attempt to undermine international support for Israel’s attempt to eradicate a designated terrorist group and protect its citizens. He has tried to turn the spotlight away from Hamas and its deliberate attack on civilians and equate the greatest slaughter of unarmed Jews since the Holocaust with the accidental death of one person, albeit an Australian aid worker, during an intense war.

Albanese should visit the site of the October 7 massacre, speak with those who know what war is and learn something before making a reckless fool of himself again.

Pogria
Pogria
April 7, 2024 9:23 am

Watching Outsiders.
They showed a tweet from Blob Carr.
Carr is one of the most evil, filthy, disgusting, still alive, unfortunately, politicians this country of mine has ever spewed into existence.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 7, 2024 9:25 am

Glyn Davis – Wikipedia – what is it about academics? I presume this is anal’s top advisor

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 7, 2024 9:26 am

Yes I have always thought that there was something very unwholesome about Bob Carr BA.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 7, 2024 9:30 am

Elbow’s assistant minister for Hamas, moosley Ed Husic, is being given a free run on Sky News by Andrew Clennell, insisting that Australian aid workers should be safely able to wander around the Gaza war zone.

Before or after Gaza becomes a free fire zone?

As Rosie posted above and Michael Smith last night. There were gunman seen with the convoy, the convoy split and the wrong vehicles were hit by the looks. Some Isaraeli officers have been dealt with. Bigger loss of life has happened under cooler conflicts from mistakes and I believe even the Vincennes Captain was given a commendation after his tour. Soviet pilot that shot down Korean Air never did a day in prison are just a couple. Mistaken squawk codes or failure to communicate at night by a failing empire that couldn’t even spare tracer for front line jets. Sh#@ happens.

I think our politicians need to take a deep breath and calm down. The rest of the world seems to be moving on from this.

shatterzzz
April 7, 2024 9:39 am

Albanese should visit the site of the October 7 massacre, speak with those who know what war is and learn something before making a reckless fool of himself again.

Can’t get him to “visit” Alice Springs so a trip to Gaza ain’t likely to be on the cards ….. If only Alice had wineries ……..!

Roger
Roger
April 7, 2024 9:42 am

Albanese should visit the site of the October 7 massacre, speak with those who know what war is and learn something before making a reckless fool of himself again.

Albanese is a proven liar and an egregious opportunist who has always put political advantage ahead of principle, even to the point of disowning his own father so he could stay in parliament.

He’s also 61 years old and has been engaged in the above practices for 40+ years.

Don’t ask or expect him to change. Demand that he resign.

Tom
Tom
April 7, 2024 9:42 am

Glyn Davis – Wikipedia – what is it about academics? I presume this is anal’s top advisor

As Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Glyn Davis is the Chinese Communist Party’s most senior man inside Canberra who.among, other things, got Victorian premier Daniel Andrews signed up to the CCP’s Belt and Road initiative.

shatterzzz
April 7, 2024 9:45 am

I think our politicians need to take a deep breath and calm down. The rest of the world seems to be moving on from this.

The only places in the world where this has been a “big” deal are .. Oz cos one of the dead was Oz .. England cos 3 of the dead (mercenaries) were British and USA cos the owner/operator of Kitchen Aid is a mate of Biden’s and a “biggie” NY Democratic donor …… rest of the world .. duuuuuuh!

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 7, 2024 9:50 am

Very interesting Tom. Seems as nasty as he looks.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 7, 2024 9:56 am

cohenite
April 6, 2024 8:53 pm

The Brits produced our Jane Austen; end of story.

It was the English. The Jocks, Irish and Welsh had nuffink’ to do wiv’ it. Back to school on Monday fer’ u. And who is ‘our’?

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 7, 2024 9:58 am

It’s chunder making that my taxes go to keep these vile parasites in the style to which they are accustomed.

Tom
Tom
April 7, 2024 10:10 am

Very interesting Tom. Seems as nasty as he looks.

Miltonf, in the olden days, they called people like Glyn Davis “spies”.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 7, 2024 10:12 am

The treachery of our intelligentsia (itself a commo term iirc from reading Robert Conquest)

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 7, 2024 10:16 am

Don’t forget Hamas instigated this violence: Birmingham
Alexi Demetriadi
Opposition foreign affairs spokesman Simon Birmingham has urged Australia to ensure the context of the Israel-Hamas conflict wasn’t forgotten or lost amid the “tragedy” of seven aid workers’ deaths.
Speaking on ABC’s Insiders on Sunday, Senator Birmingham called the death of Australian World Central Kitchen worker Zomi Frankcom a “tragedy amid a sea of tragedies” since October 7.
“(Remember) it was Hamas who instigated this cycle of violence with their barbaric actions,” the senator said.
“And unlike Hamas, Israel has processes in place (when something goes wrong).”
Sunday marks the six-month anniversary since Hamas’ attacks in Israel last October.
Senator Birmingham said interim findings had been provided by the Israeli government into the death of Ms Frankcom and six of her colleagues, and it showed Israel was taking action and holding itself to account.
“We want to see that clear action is taken on this tragedy, and how it would be prevented from happening again,” he said.
“To see aid flow into Gaza, that requires workers, and that needs Israel to examine clearly the failures that enabled this tragedy.”
The senator, however, warned of giving Hamas any physical or rhetorical respite.
“We shouldn’t let the context of this conflict be lost,” he said.
“Hamas, a terrorist organisation, that is committed to the elimination of Israel and who killed more Jews in a single day than any time since the Holocaust.
“No country would or could sit alongside that sort of threat.”

Roger
Roger
April 7, 2024 10:20 am

I note Glyn Davis is married to the governor of Victoria.

Tell me we don’t have a ruling caste in this country.

Makka
Makka
April 7, 2024 10:23 am

“No country would or could sit alongside that sort of threat.”

Hose ’em down low and nuke ’em ’til they glow.

Roger
Roger
April 7, 2024 10:28 am

Don’t forget Hamas instigated this violence: Birmingham

If he keeps this up Birmingham may go some way to justifying his presence in parliament.

Not a long way, mind you; but some way.

Baba
Baba
April 7, 2024 10:28 am
Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 7, 2024 10:31 am

Hope you hold Minn’s feet to the fire about this on NSWelshman. He was warned about this last week and sat on his hands with a cop out excuse of rules are rules. After Wivenhoe, Townsville and as I heard when in Victoria Eildon 2022. Amazing how common this is starting to sound.

Start releasing the bloody water a week before FFS, how hard is it. Rules don’t allow then hold and emergency session of Parliament and amend them!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13279837/Aussies-NSW-flooding-warning-cleanup-continues-heavy-rain.html

Roger
Roger
April 7, 2024 10:34 am

The Brits produced our Jane Austen; end of story.

It was the English. The Jocks, Irish and Welsh had nuffink’ to do wiv’ it. Back to school on Monday fer’ u.

Austen was born almost seventy years after the Acts of Union.

She was therefore a subject of the Kingdom of Great Britain.

A “Brit” of English descent.

cohenite
April 7, 2024 10:35 am

This week in culture:

THIS WEEK IN CULTURE 187 (rumble.com)

If you can get past the first 30 seconds you’re doing well. I don’t know what the fuk it is.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 7, 2024 10:35 am

Oh well.

That’s the end of cheeky weekend lie-ins for six months or so.

rosie
rosie
April 7, 2024 10:43 am

Hamas exposed.
Assertions without evidence from Ryan Grim.
The latest bout of heavy fighting was inside Shifa hospital where 700 or 800 hamas were holed up, how many patients were killed ‘in the crossfire’?
And if it were true that the IDF waited until Hamas went home to their families, then why wouldn’t Hamas, pretty quickly, stop going home to their families.
Usual supects are just ticked off that IDF aren’t chasing Hamas through the tunnels and sustaining the sort of heavy casualties that would have anti Semites chortling with glee.
As usual these claims don’t stand up to any sort of scrutiny.
Thousands of metres of tunnels and not a single civilian bomb shelter tells you all you need to know about Hamas and their concern for innocent civilians.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 7, 2024 10:48 am

A “Brit” of English descent.

That’s a brit of a stretch. She is/was ENGLISH.

Baba
Baba
April 7, 2024 10:51 am

rosie

 April 7, 2024 10:43 am

Hamas exposed.

Assertions without evidence from Ryan Grim.

Did you even bother to read the linked +972 magazine report?

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
April 7, 2024 10:54 am

Candace Owens v Ben Shapiro debate going to be interesting if it gets off the ground.

Candace lost me with her support for grub Andrew Tate. For those who want to know more theMilkBar on Twitter has been doing good work exposing the Tate brothers. Milk was one of those who lost his job due to Vax mandates in VIC. He then started making video compilations of politicians and medical experts during Covid. Now does them for ADHTV and worth following on Twitter.

He does not live in VIC anymore.

shatterzzz
April 7, 2024 10:54 am

In a surprise move the NRL judiciary has declined to charge Shaun Johnston for his headbutt attack on Latrine Mitchell’s elbow .. V’Landy’s, acting as spokesperson, stated, “Although it’s not a good look Latrine’s elbow has suffered no significant damage and Latrine is quite happy for Shaun to kiss it better and all will be forgiven” ..
“But, let me add we (NRL in general) deplore any unfair play towards any of our “cherished” 251s and will not be so lenient in future ..
NRL boss Abdo wasn’t soo diplomatic with his teary eyed follow-up , “Youze have been warned youze whities & weirdo Islander types ..”

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Baba
Baba
April 7, 2024 10:55 am

Thousands of metres of Hamas tunnels blown up, flooded or filled with poison gas and not one hostage casualty? Amazing.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 7, 2024 10:56 am

Hamas exposed.

Yes, and those HAM ARSE thugs are well fed and watered. Not so the dopes that voted for them.

Bit like ‘Horse Trailer’ here. The thugs are in Feral/State/Territory buildings along with the Pubic Serpents.

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
April 7, 2024 10:58 am

https://www.australiatheroadahead.org/
Australia: The Road Ahead
Sounds like a good day out, hope some WA cat(s) can report back.

Roger
Roger
April 7, 2024 10:58 am

That’s a brit of a stretch.

Chuckle.

Indeed, she was a Brit.

bons
bons
April 7, 2024 11:00 am

Clever buggers those Indians.

Recruiting jihadis to kill anti-Indian agents and terrorists who are mostly Pakistanis. The Indian recruiters tell them that the targets are infidels pretending to be believers. They then set the morons loose to do God’s (India’s) work.

C’mon Albanese there’s your ideal immigrants to Australia right there.

Bobtheboozer
Bobtheboozer
April 7, 2024 11:05 am

https://amac.us/newsline/society/argentinas-milei-looks-to-take-conservative-revolution-global/
Who would have thought that Argentina would be the candle of economic freedom while the US ‘light on the Hill’ is a’guttering.
It sure as shit wasn’t on my Bingo Card.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 7, 2024 11:07 am

Compare and contrast.

Ed Husic accuses Israel of ‘systematic failure’ to adhere to laws of war following death of Australian aid worker (Sky News, 7 Apr)

Industry and Science Minister Ed Husic has slammed the Israeli government for failing to differentiate between combatants and civilians after the seven aid workers were killed in an airstrike in Gaza last week, including one Australian.

Russian missile strike kills seven people overnight as President Zelensky says Ukraine’s air defence missiles running out (Sky News, 7 Apr)

Seven people have been killed in Russian strikes on the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv overnight as President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warns the war-torn country may soon run out of air defence missiles.

One is almost exactly like the other, but only one has Labor screeching this weekend like a whole clan of howler monkeys. Labor are hypocritical antisemites: change my mind.

(I don’t condemn Russia and I don’t condemn Israel. War is heck, as someone once said. On the other hand the dead Aussie lady chose to be right in the middle of one. That was her choice, and she chose poorly.)

shatterzzz
April 7, 2024 11:10 am

We want to see that clear action is taken on this tragedy, and how it would be prevented from happening again,” he said (Simon Birmingham) ..

No matter how hard they try none of our politicians can side with Israel without a “get out” ……
Try to remember Hamas is a terrorist organization that launched an unprovoked attack and killed/kidnapped 100s of Israeli (and other) citizens on Oct 7 ..
NO retaliation , by Israel, short of “glassing ’em” is enuf ……..!
There was a time, way back pre- BAT FLU circa 2019 when terrorism was deplored and no negotiation but annihilation was the normal response ..!

Roger
Roger
April 7, 2024 11:19 am

No matter how hard they try none of our politicians can side with Israel without a “get out” ……

Israel is not perfect.

They should examine their procedures after this incident to prevent it happening again if at all possible.

I don’t see that as a “get out” but as an appropriate response under the circumstances, in contrast to Albanese & Wong’s grandstanding for a domestic audience.

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Miltonf
Miltonf
April 7, 2024 11:20 am

Correct Roger- a ruling caste, a nomenklatura. If they were any good you wouldn’t mind so much, but they are useless, maliciously incompetent and downright hostile to productive Australians.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 7, 2024 11:25 am

Very active cyclone season this year. Went to bed last night and Olga was a mess of convection but in excellent conditions to rapidly intensify. Thunderstorms were starting to wrap round the low level centre of circulation. Wake up this morning beautiful in all it’s fury, symmetrical with an eye and outflow bands. All models say she’ll mis WA and dry air will start the decline in a day or 2.

Meanwhile models showing a low spinning up in Corals Sea with similar intensity crossing well up the cape near Princess Charlotte Bay in about a week. Once floods ease on the Hawksbury watch for the media hype to change and more chicken little statements.

April cyclones though not overly common do happen. I sat through Tessie and remember Vaughn that reached Cat 3 on it’s heels that petered out.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 7, 2024 11:27 am

Another reason I won’t fly Qantas anymore is because it’s the nomenklatura’s airline.

rosie
rosie
April 7, 2024 11:33 am

“Thousands of metres of Hamas tunnels blown up, flooded or filled with poison gas and not one hostage casualty? Amazing”
We actually don’t know that, but more importantly anyone whose been paying attention knows that Israel have been leafleting, texting, ringing, loudspeakering every single action, giving hamas plenty of time to move hostages.
Returned hostages have testified that they were moved, often several times and Israel have recovered DNA evidence in abandoned tunnels which show Israelis have been held there.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 7, 2024 11:35 am

Grace Tame Foundation accounts late again
By yoni bashan

  • Margin Call Editor
  • 10:07AM April 7, 2024

Starting to wonder what they’re actually doing over there at the Grace Tame Foundation. For the second year running the organisation has failed to promptly lodge its accounts with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. They were four months late in filing last year and it seems the former Australian of the Year has missed the January 31 deadline once again for 2024.
Too busy to fill out the paperwork? Hard to believe looking at the only available rundown of spending and activities. For the year ended 2022 the Foundation recorded about $57,000 in seed funding and roughly $410,000 in donations. It spent a modest fraction of that total – $72,640 – on three core projects. The rest was kept in the bank.
To be fair, these are worthy projects. One is to achieve uniform grooming legislation. Another is to change the Bankruptcy Act so pedophiles can’t hide their assets in superannuation (and thereby avoid paying compensation to victims). A third project aims to adjust the language of offending itself, namely in South Australia and the Northern Territory, where the sexual assault of a child is still described, in law, as a “sexual relationship” rather than the “persistent abuse of a child”.

Minus the nickel and dime spending on a website ($3082) and office expenses ($589) and advertising ($364) and rent ($3467) it’s clear enough that the foundation didn’t really swing for the fences on its three key aims, leaving behind a net profit before tax of $369,414, or three quarters of its starting budget.
Our interest in the numbers for 2023 is simply to know whether the foundation is using its donations to good effect. When it last reported the foundation had two volunteer staff. Its four directors – Tame’s lawyer Michael Bradley, academic Michael Salter and survivor advocate Scarlett Franks, as well as Tame herself – draw no salary for their efforts. But again, what efforts? What is being spent, what is being achieved, and what are the outcomes?
Who knows, maybe they knocked it out of the park in 2023, although we’re yet to hear of any pivotal legislative amendments of the kind the foundation has been seeking.
We asked about the holdup and a spokeswoman said the accountants were to blame, which brought to mind the great Samuel Johnson, who memorably said all the way back in 1775 that blaming the accountants is the last refuge of a scoundrel*.
“We were already aware of the overdue status,” said general manager Chantelle Tibbotts. “The paperwork has been signed off on our end. We have been working with the accountants to ensure that it is lodged by the end of next week.”
*We joke. He really said: “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.”

rosie
rosie
April 7, 2024 11:36 am

Oh and Hamas have certainly claimed that hostages have been killed by IDF action but they don’t give back bodies either, they’ve been holding a couple for over a decade.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 7, 2024 11:38 am

Shatterzz, AnAl is more likely to visit Gaza tha Alice Springs as Gaza is overseas. He could bring back some more terrorists as it only takes an hour for Foreign Affairs to give them a security clearance.

Roger
Roger
April 7, 2024 12:00 pm

Mohamed came to Australia as a teenager. Now, he faces being deported to a country he doesn’t know

The Guardian

Mohamed, 33, is slated to be deported to Sierra Leone after being convicted of grievous bodily harm due to stabbing someone in a fight. He has been in immigration detention for ten years during which he has exhausted his legal avenues of appeal, no doubt funded by the taxpayer.

The Guardian thinks this is unjust.

The average citizen probably has a different view.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 7, 2024 12:47 pm

Teh interwebs advise that the average life expectancy in Sierra Leone is 57.3 years.

Off you go son. While you’re travelling, just sit down and have a good hard think about what you’ve done.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 7, 2024 12:52 pm

Also:

The water supply in Sierra Leone is characterised by limited access to safe drinking water

And:

Electricity is available to approximately 12 % of the population

That’ll put a dent in this bloke’s Insta story.

KevinM
KevinM
April 7, 2024 12:55 pm

Re. nested comments.

I like it too, saves time reading the blog.
I said before, those who use it are missing out on views.

Writing a reply hardly anyone reads is a great way to offer an opinion.

Indolent
Indolent
April 7, 2024 1:04 pm
Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 7, 2024 1:09 pm

Okay.

Mohamed Coker, in the Guardian piece:

“I was doing everything right until that day,” Coker said. “A few boys attacked me and my friends. I was afraid – there were so many of them. One of them ended up getting stabbed. I don’t know if it was me. Since then my life has been upside down.”

I. Don’t. Know. If. It. Was. Me.

A complete load of shit, one would think, just from reading that. However – and compounding this idiocy – this is from court transcripts where Coker appealed his sentence, trying to claim that he didn’t understand what a guilty plea was, and that he didn’t have an interpreter:

CRIMINAL LAW – APPEAL AND NEW TRIAL – APPEAL AGAINST CONVICTION RECORDED ON GUILTY PLEA – GENERAL PRINCIPLES – where the appellant pleaded guilty to one count of grievous bodily harm – where he appeals his conviction on the basis that the plea of guilty was not entered in the exercise of a free choice, contending that he did not understand the nature of the plea or the charge and did not intend to admit that he was guilty

And:

where the appellant asserted that his former counsel refused to request an interpreter for him, pressured him to plead guilty and did not explain to him the document recording his instructions to plead guilty – where on appeal both the appellant and his former counsel gave evidence, the appellant conceding that he had pleaded guilty to avoid a more severe sentence

And also:

CRIMINAL LAW – APPEAL AND NEW TRIAL – APPEAL AGAINST SENTENCE – GROUNDS FOR INTERFERENCE – SENTENCE MANIFESTLY EXCESSIVE OR INADEQUATE – where the applicant pleaded guilty to one count of grievous bodily harm and was sentenced to four years and three months imprisonment, with a parole eligibility date set after 21 months

AND:

where the applicant went to a pre-arranged fight armed with a knife and used it – where the complainant was 13 years old and suffered a life-threatening injury

A pre-arranged fight. This bloke was 23. His victim was 13.

Piss him off to Freetown, Sierra Leone immediately. There will be 13 year olds over there, former child soldiers, who will take his head off in seconds.

bons
bons
April 7, 2024 1:20 pm

The Christian haters at subversive SBS on Demand are still displaying Eid Mubarak banners.

There was no recognition of Easter by the ethnic scum.

shatterzzz
April 7, 2024 1:41 pm

Latrine getz a 3 games ban for elbowing Johnson .. extra time he can spend “mentoring” troubled NSW yoofs on “behavioural” problems .. LOL!

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 7, 2024 1:42 pm

Mohamed, 33, is slated to be deported to Sierra Leone after being convicted of grievous bodily harm due to stabbing someone in a fight.

How many configurations are there of that wretched name?

Anyway, he rocked up as a teenager, is now 33, and of that interval spent the last 10 years in detention. What did he do before that? I would he hung around in some SL-ghetto steeped in the old-country rivalries, spats, and vendettas. Not exactly the set of Neighbours.

Sierra Leone is a majority Muslim country recovering from some war or civil war. Unemployment is high and awash with ex-soldiers (or freedom fighters, or whatever they call themselves), so I am going to guess high rates of violent crime. Li’l stabby Mo will fit in there better than here, I think. Although he will have to live with taking responsibility for his actions rather than having court appointed lawyers walking before him like lictors holding fasces as a warning to the plebs not to impugn his asylum-seeker-sanctified personage.

in fact, the only real danger to him is that the Sierra Leone he returns to will have moved on and be more stable than the one he left. Stab van Winkle.

Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
April 7, 2024 2:15 pm

Miltonf

April 7, 2024 11:27 am

Another reason I won’t fly Qantas anymore is because it’s the nomenklatura’s airline.

I won’t fly with Qantas because they are expensive, rubbish service and the inflight hosties are evil old boilers with an attitude.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 7, 2024 2:21 pm

Something interesting arising from the recent Rain of Terror…

And a rebuttal to all those people who dismiss school with things like “Why did I study quadratic equations? I have never used them” etc.

I had used one of those crystalline-salt grinders with my dinner a few nights ago. Some tiny shards of Sodium Chloride goodness must have careened of the plate onto the table top.

Next morning I sat down to drink my coffee and saw drops of water scattered about. A moment’s puzzlement gave way to tidal swell of joy.

A long forgotten promise suddenly fulfilled.

A long since rehearsed speech suddenly finding its moment.

I had a situation in front of me that demanded the word ‘deliquesce’!

The salt had deliquesced on my table!

A word from a chemistry class so long ago that had sat like some long neglected and forgotten at the back of some sock drawer beneath the mismatched argyles for a tie and shirt combination from an extinct fashion moment.

Even now it brings a happy tear to my eye but one which, as a reminder that happiness in our life on this Earth must be tempered by disappointment, is salty at secretion and not the product of deliquescence.

I am more than half-way through my life now, so the odds are against, but what magnificent joy would it be to see a truck accident and call 000, and when they ask what is happening now, to be able to say “The driver is hanging upside down in his cabin which is engulfed in flame from the leaking fuel, the people in the car he clipped are draped on the bough of a tree dripping blood on the pavement, an old man who saw the whole thing is lying on the ground and passers by giving him CPR, and the truck’s load of Copper Sulphate has spilled across all the lanes of traffic…and is deliquescing”.

Holding onto little hopes like that truly help to keep you feeling young, I think.

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Barking Toad
Barking Toad
April 7, 2024 2:22 pm

Sierra Leone – why the fark do we import this junk of humanity?

They can’t embrace western civilisation and continue their stone age tribalism.

Thank you Sleaze, Pong and insipid Andrew Giles.

And that chin Fraser who started it by importing Lebanese Muslim criminals instead of Christians. And now we’ve got the enclaves in western Sydney that Sleazy has to support to keep Burqua and Husic in a seat

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 7, 2024 2:36 pm

Baba
 April 7, 2024 10:55 am
Thousands of metres of Hamas tunnels …. filled with poison gas

Reported where?
I mean thats a wonderful flight of fantasy, but the Jewish people have a little thing about toxic gasses.

You low rent mong.

As for proportionality.
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thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 7, 2024 2:42 pm

Todays “thats enough…internet” for today is brought to you by the people at PETA.
https://twitter.com/ozols_aldis/status/1776798461704450272/photo/1

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 7, 2024 2:50 pm

https://www.ynetnews.com/article/hkwwphyyc

Pull the other one, Morehammedette, it plays “Land of my Fathers.”

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 7, 2024 3:02 pm

Wow, Frollicking!

Aldis Ozols.

Like Ben Kenobi on hearing the name ‘Obi Wan’…That is a name I have not heard in a long time. A long long time.

I seem to recall him as one of the personalities that used to play gadfly at Sydney University in the early 80’s. Mischievously irreverent in the face of already established left wing posing of the different student organisations. I think he was more an anarchist. He mocked the US too.

Remember this is back when the enlightened students thought the Soviet Union was an ideal model. For all their earnestness and passion, can you imagine what a disaster it would be if we ever really listened to Uni students? They cause enough havoc when we listen to them after they graduate.

There was another guy who called himself Sum One Else, which was particularly fun in student elections when he ran under promises like replacing the shelves in the Fischer Library Stack with “long metal things with hooks on the end” and such, finishing with “Don’t vote for me. Vote for Sum One Else”.

At the time it all seemed exquisitely witty, and at least they did not pepper their every sentence with comical absurdities like ‘running dog capitalism’.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 7, 2024 3:03 pm

Voldemort shootings in the USA.
ABC cant pick and cause other than “guns are baaaad mkaaay”…

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-07/gun-control-election-america/103659958

Indolent
Indolent
April 7, 2024 3:10 pm

In the comments it’s mentioned that it was, unsurprisingly, electric. Has an ICE ambulance ever spontaneously exploded like this?

Ambulance explodes into huge fireball after dropping off 91-year-old patient

Baba
Baba
April 7, 2024 3:13 pm

thefrollickingmole

 April 7, 2024 2:36 pm

Baba

 April 7, 2024 10:55 am

Thousands of metres of Hamas tunnels …. filled with poison gas

Reported where?

I mean thats a wonderful flight of fantasy, but the Jewish people have a little thing about toxic gasses.

You low rent mong.

Call the grieving mother of Ron Sherman a liar if you wish.

BTW given history, you might think Jewish people have a little thing about genocide, too.

Indolent
Indolent
April 7, 2024 3:21 pm
thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 7, 2024 3:25 pm

Baba doubling down on the mong juice.

A hostage’s mother says toxic gas from Israeli bombs killed her son

Explosives release toxic gases as a byproduct of incomplete combustion.

These are deadly, its the same with blasting underground, fumes can kill until they clear.

This is significantly different to deliberate gassing.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 7, 2024 3:35 pm

Explosives release toxic gases as a byproduct of incomplete combustion.

This is known to all but people hiding in bedrooms with seven screens, all full of Daily Expose tabs.

These are deadly, its the same with blasting underground, fumes can kill until they clear.

Ah. Yes.

This is significantly different to deliberate gassing.

Also yes.

However, on the other side of the ledger we have over seventeen million Gazan children hunted down and crucified by nasty old Israel. According to some.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 7, 2024 3:43 pm

You know what?

If I were an ordinary Gazan, and by ‘ordinary’ I mean I did not have any form of allegiance to Hamas (yes I know), and if I heard of the 7 October attacks which killed 1400 Israeli civilians, and the means by which they were killed, and if I knew that the IDF would then smack up the entire Strip with its high-end armour, infantry, artillery, air power and drone overwatch:

I’d be taking my family to the coast and hijacking a boat to Cyprus as soon as I could, and to hell with the consequences, or heading directly to the Israeli border, hands high and with an appropriate coloured flag in tow.

That this hasn’t happened en masse tells me exactly what I need to know.

Baba
Baba
April 7, 2024 4:02 pm

Explosives release toxic gases as a byproduct of incomplete combustion.

These are deadly, its the same with blasting underground, fumes can kill until they clear.

This is significantly different to deliberate gassing.

Unless the IDF is unaware of this it’s not a bug, it’s a feature.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
April 7, 2024 4:03 pm

Many non Hamas Palestinians seemed happy with the events of 7 Oct and celebrated when the invader returned with hostages. Until they realised the consequences.
The fact no Arab country is taking in any of the “civilians” is also significant.

“That this hasn’t happened en masse tells me exactly what I need to know”

Baba
Baba
April 7, 2024 4:07 pm

It’s disappointing that Alex Ryvchin didn’t visit Kfar Aza and meet some of the parents of the 40 beheaded babies or meet the families of Alon Shamriz and Yotam Haim who were taken hostage by Hamas then shot dead by the IDF on 15 December 2023 in Gaza while stripped to the waist, waving a makeshift white flag and yelling for help in Yiddish.

Baba
Baba
April 7, 2024 4:13 pm

I’d be taking my family to the coast and hijacking a boat to Cyprus as soon as I could, and to hell with the consequences,

You could fly the stars and stripes and paint USS Liberty across the stern. That’s bound to work.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 7, 2024 4:15 pm

Husic accuses Israeli government of ‘systemic failure’ over aid worker deathsBy James MassolaApril 7, 2024 — 12.50pm

Listen to this article
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Industry and Science Minister Ed Husic has blamed systematic failures within the Israeli government for the deaths of seven aid workers, including Australian Zomi Frankcom, and accused it of not obeying international law.
He also argued that Israel has not been fully accountable for the events that led up to the deaths of the seven World Central Kitchen charity workers.

But opposition foreign affairs spokesman Simon Birmingham defended Israel for demonstrating “some action and some accountability” by investigating the aid workers’ deaths and refusing to say whether international law was breached.
Husic’s comments come after Israel announced late on Friday that two Israeli officers were being stood down from their positions and disciplinary action was being taken against two commanding officers, following an investigation.

The review found the killings occurred after Israeli troops mistakenly concluded Hamas gunmen were travelling with the World Central Kitchen charity convoy and concluded the operation was “carried out in serious violation of the commands and IDF standard operating procedures”.
In response, Foreign Minister Penny Wong announced on Saturday that Australia is pressing Israel for further action and will appoint an as-yet-unnamed special adviser to ensure the investigation by Israel was conducted in a manner consistent with the Australian government’s expectations.

Husic’s criticism carries additional weight as he is the most senior member of the Albanese government who is of the Muslim faith. His comments underscore the growing frustration within Labor with the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“It would be the easiest route to say, to use the bad apples defence here. That it was a couple of people that operated outside of policy. All you’ve had at this point is two people stood down and a general reprimanded,” Husic told Sky News.
“I believe this reflects a systematic failure within the Israeli government to genuinely commit to the observance of international humanitarian law.
“That’s why you’ve seen 33,000 Palestinians killed, 14,500 which are children, and 77,000 injured, and then on top of that, 200 aid workers, 100 journalists. I mean, this comes down to a failure by the Israeli government to observe international law distinguishing between combatant and civilian.

“You cannot target humanitarian workers, you cannot target journalists, you cannot target schools, hospitals, and you’ve got a responsibility under international humanitarian law to distinguish clearly between combatants and civilians and protect civilians.”
The appointment of the special adviser, Husic said, would ensure there was full transparency and full accountability for the actions that led up to the Israeli Defence Forces targeting the aid workers vehicles.

On the ABC’s Insiders program, Birmingham said the federal opposition would reserve judgment on the appointment of a special adviser until they knew who would undertake the job and how they would work with Israel’s government.
“There are no details as yet from the Albanese government. When we see those details, we’ll be able to have a more informed consideration of it,” he said.
Birmingham added that to ensure the future protection of humanitarian workers, “our expectation is to see Israel continue the investigations they have underway, to use the processes that they have and for there to be transparency around that”.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 7, 2024 4:31 pm

Carpe …

I won’t fly with Qantas because they are expensive, rubbish service and the inflight hosties are evil old boilers with an attitude.

Agreed.
And the female flight attendants aren’t much better.

rosie
rosie
April 7, 2024 4:37 pm

The deaths of the three hostages killed by the IDF was a great tragedy, again because of the perfidy of hamas, who wear civilian clothes, who tried again and again to lure IDF soldiers to their deaths by calling out in Yiddish or Hebrew, using recordings of crying children (Hamas still have two infant hostages).
As for the repeated lie about beheaded babies that was not a claim made by the Israeli government so why keep repeating it as though it was?
Don’t bother, I think people can see exactly why you keep up the costant barrage of anti Israel rhetoric.
Poison gas indeed.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 7, 2024 4:48 pm

Husic:

200 aid workers, 100 journalists

Does anyone really think if there had actually been 100 ‘journalists’ killed in six months in the Strip, there wouldn’t have been screaming heard from Jupiter?

In any event, if you don the ‘war correspondent’ label, it’s an occupational hazard – so they, along with Husic, can stop their bitching.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 7, 2024 4:49 pm

rosie
April 7, 2024 4:37 pm

The deaths of the three hostages killed by the IDF was a great tragedy, again because of the perfidy of hamas, who wear civilian clothes, who tried again and again to lure IDF soldiers to their deaths by calling out in Yiddish or Hebrew, using recordings of crying children (Hamas still have two infant hostages).

And how many innocent civilians died in WW 1?

And how many died in WW 2?

And how many will die in WW 3?

Shed Loads and they will be Cannon Fodder.

Get real you Wimps. This is WAR.

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thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 7, 2024 4:49 pm

Unless the IDF is unaware of this it’s not a bug, it’s a feature.

Actually its chemistry.
?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 7, 2024 4:54 pm

There were 69 war correspondents killed in WW2, which lasted six years and ended with 52 million deaths.

Mr ‘100 killed in six months’ Husic needs to get better advice.

johanna
johanna
April 7, 2024 4:58 pm

The World Press Photojournalism Awards, who or whatever that means, are unsurprisingly 100% woke.

Courtesy of TheirABC:

Two Australians have taken out World Press Photo Contest awards, which honour the best examples of photojournalism each year. 
Both works, which took out awards in the South-East Asia and Oceania regions, speak about environmental concerns.
Eddie Jim’s image titled Fighting, Not Sinking, won the Singles category. 
The Age and Sydney Morning Herald photographer snapped the photo in Fiji in August. 
It shows community elder Lotomau Fiafia standing with his grandson John where he remembers the shoreline used to when he was a boy — a point now underwater. 
https://live-production.wcms.abc-cdn.net.au/72817cb1bda35a0940ccba588ad61691?srcFighting, Not Sinking(World Press Photo Contest: Eddie Jim The Age/Sydney Morning Herald)
Aletheia Casey’s image called A Lost Place won the Open Format category. 
A contest spokesperson said the image was “a striking meditation connecting Australia’s colonial past with its precarious climate future”.
“This project presents a series of manipulated and reconceptualised images, conveying the artist’s personal feelings of frustration and horror in response to the devastating 2019-2020 wildfires in the state of New South Wales.”

Giving each other awards with impressive titles is endemic in the Left. A group of leftists get together and call themselves The World Humanitarian Award, or the We Are Against Strangling Cute Puppies Because of Climate Change Award, and the braindead MSM dutifully reports the recipients as examples of Our Betters.

Phooey!

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-07/world-press-photo-finalists-photojournalism/103662960

Baba
Baba
April 7, 2024 4:58 pm

The deaths of the three hostages killed by the IDF was a great tragedy, again because of the perfidy of hamas, who wear civilian clothes, who tried again and again to lure IDF soldiers to their deaths by calling out in Yiddish or Hebrew, using recordings of crying children (Hamas still have two infant hostages).

So there was an option to shooting them dead? Thank you.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 7, 2024 5:04 pm

It isn’t significant at all. The only potential countries that could immediately take some are Egypt and Jordan. However, Egypt already has 100M mouths to feed and inadequate infrastructure to do so effectively let alone another million or so Palestinians. Jordan already has a majority Palestinian pop. that has to manage that and stay cosy with the US. This would be all the more difficult given an influx of Palestinians from Gaza and events in the West Bank.

Let Mother Nature take over – They will all die.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 7, 2024 5:05 pm

Aha. I knew there’d be a tell, sooner or later:

So there was an option to shooting them dead? Thank you.

Baba’s a strict ‘they should have shot the guns out of the Hamas people’s hands’ kinda guy.

Ramadan’s over, Baba. You can have a burger before sundown now.

johanna
johanna
April 7, 2024 5:05 pm

Oh, and I simply refuse to wrestle with the quote and link ‘features’ in this so-called upgrade. They seem to have been designed by the creators of Microsoft Vista after several successive nights on the tiles.

It reminds me of coming to work on Monday after we had been notified of a weekend ‘upgrade,’ positively Orwellian.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 7, 2024 5:08 pm
Baba
Baba
April 7, 2024 5:10 pm

Don’t bother, I think people can see exactly why you keep up the costant barrage of anti Israel rhetoric.

And to think just a few months ago expressing doubt about the alleged beheading of forty (40) babies was proof of anti-Semitism. Now even rosie says it didn’t happen.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 7, 2024 5:13 pm

LOL. They cannot get it right. When Jesus washed? FMD.

https://youtu.be/I30njzbERM0

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 7, 2024 5:13 pm

Daily Mail.

Never forget the Nigerian girls 
Today sees a grim anniversary: six months on from the October 7 attacks, in which Hamas terrorists raped and murdered almost 1,200 Israelis and abducted around 250, including 30 children. 
But next week marks an equally dark milestone in the annals of Islamist terrorism: a decade since the Chibok school kidnapping in Nigeria. 
On a night in April 2014, members of Boko Haram abducted 276 teenage girls gathered for a physics exam. 
A few escaped, but the vast majority were taken as sex slaves and forced to marry jihadists. The fates of more than 100 of the girls are still unknown. 
My heart goes out to their families – and to the victims and families of the October 7 atrocities. I pray to God they do not suffer a similar fate.

Bill P
Bill P
April 7, 2024 5:13 pm

Breaking news – Jap GP
No, you already know.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 7, 2024 5:16 pm

Egypt already has 100M mouths to feed and inadequate infrastructure to do so

Interesting article overnight.

Egypt’s new £1.5bn ‘mini Suez Canal’ that will make it rain in the desert (6 Apr)

With less than 4 percent of its land deemed habitable, accommodating 113.5 million people within such a limited space has proven to be a daunting task for the North African nation. …

Seeking a solution to this conundrum, Egypt’s proposal involves the conversion of the desert region in the Qattara Depression into a liveable environment.

The centrepiece of this groundbreaking initiative is the construction of a 55 km canal, dubbed by many as Egypt’s £1.5bn ‘mini Suez Canal’, which will channel water from the Mediterranean Sea into the heart of the desert.

Once completed, this engineering marvel will result in the flooding of the Qattara Depression, creating a sprawling 20,000 square kilometre lake. …

Moreover, the constant influx of water offers immense potential for hydroelectric power generation, which is anticipated to play a pivotal role in sustaining the project economically.

By harnessing the power of water, Egypt aims to not only mitigate its demographic challenges but also create a self-sustaining ecosystem that fuels growth and development.

That many people in such a small country, with even less practically usable land is a wicked problem. Running a canal from the med to Qattara is an interesting idea. I have no idea what it would do to the local weather patterns.

Diogenes
Diogenes
April 7, 2024 5:17 pm

 The only potential countries that could immediately take some are Egypt and Jordan. 

Saudi Arabia and the Emirates import thousands of workers with no issues. They could train Pali men to carry out the work, and use the women as domestics.

Baba
Baba
April 7, 2024 5:19 pm

As for the repeated lie about beheaded babies that was not a claim made by the Israeli government so why keep repeating it as though it was?

Can you provide a link where the Israeli government actually denied it happened? Other than references to the demographics of Oct 7th victims. And not the weasel ‘we can’t confirm’ bs.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 7, 2024 5:25 pm

Sancho Panzer
April 6, 2024 9:18 pm

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

You Silly Mrs Stencho Tosser. And this is why you still talk the lingo. Thank Goodness for the English otherwise you would be a Frog.

Or, a Big Fat Toad.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 7, 2024 5:30 pm

Unless the IDF is unaware of this it’s not a bug, it’s a feature.

I remember when I worked on a mine site (Blair Athol) they would occasionally warn us that we had to close all the windows of the project office and stay inside (not even daring the 5 metres to the crib room) when the shot firer plied fired a shot, the gases resulting were so toxic.

We did not even hear the explosion but the gases were still a threat that the fickle breezes might waft our way.

Damn that place was hot. There were two parallel stockpiles of coal, the very symbol of heat, and they seemed so hopelessly redundant.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 7, 2024 5:33 pm

Egypt already has 100M mouths to feed and inadequate infrastructure to do so

Why don’t they just spend money building more pyramids? That will send GDP skyrocketing.

And give Albo, surveying out vast dry land, a brain-fart idea of making Australia a ‘Pyramid super power’.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 7, 2024 5:35 pm

Bruce of Newcastle
April 7, 2024 5:16 pm

Egypt already has 100M mouths to feed and inadequate infrastructure to do so

Interesting article overnight.

Get the OZ BOM (Bunch of Muppets) on the case, They are Brillo at the BS,

They can make it rain any where………LOL

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 7, 2024 5:38 pm

“Israel is the only country held to a standard of perfection.” James Morrow – Sky News.
Recall when the USA wiped out a family in Afghanistan because they were incorrectly targeted as bad people? It made the news, but no problemo.

“We believe every human life is of value.” US Secretary of State. Oh, wait a minute. He’s a Democrat who would prefer to run against Trump and the Republicans on more abortion rights from whenever to just before birth.
So much for every human life being valuable.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 7, 2024 5:41 pm

Why don’t they just spend money building more pyramids?

Yeah. Like the aliens will go for that.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 7, 2024 5:43 pm

Mr Rotten:

Sancho Panzer

April 6, 2024 9:18 pm

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

Oh, your poor elderly colonialist.

That was me. You’re a bit mixed up. Again.

Perhaps if you had some of your pudding.

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Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 7, 2024 5:45 pm

Baba’s a strict ‘they should have shot the guns out of the Hamas people’s hands’ kinda guy.

Nicely put.

Sad that it has to be said, but.

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MatrixTransform
April 7, 2024 5:48 pm

Baba seems surprised that the enemy also knows how to use weapons to kill people

rosie
rosie
April 7, 2024 5:51 pm

“Baba’s a strict ‘they should have shot the guns out of the Hamas people’s hands’ kinda guy.”
I’m thinking more a river to the sea ‘kinda guy’.

rosie
rosie
April 7, 2024 5:56 pm

So now the Israeli government has to officially deny every claim made by someone on the internet?
Funny set of rules you have there.

Baba
Baba
April 7, 2024 5:56 pm

I’m thinking more a river to the sea ‘kinda guy’.

Just like a 40 beheaded babies denier, eh?

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Baba
Baba
April 7, 2024 6:04 pm

So now the Israeli government has to officially deny every claim made by someone on the internet?

Funny set of rules you have there.

it wasn’t just over the internet it was all over the media. Joe Biden even saw the photos.

The 40 beheaded, the baked babies, the nail filled vagina, the baby ripped from a womb, the 20 children bound shot and torched, the mass rape.

All spread under a nod and a wink from the Israeli government to justify a genocide.

rosie
rosie
April 7, 2024 6:04 pm

“It added that the Israeli government press office confirmed that “there were never 40 decapitated babies. Not in Kfar Aza nor in any other kibbutz.”
Le Mondeo published an article a few days ago (paywalled) in which the Israeli government again confirmed that 40 beheaded babies was just an unfounded rumour.
We all know the official country is 36 murdered children including two infants.
What are you views on the holocaust Baba?

rosie
rosie
April 7, 2024 6:08 pm

“it wasn’t just over the internet it was all over the media. Joe Biden even saw the photos.”
No he didn’t
“A White House spokesperson later clarified that US officials and the president have not seen pictures or confirmed such reports independently,” The Post reported on Wednesday.

Baba
Baba
April 7, 2024 6:11 pm

“It added that the Israeli government press office confirmed that “there were never 40 decapitated babies. Not in Kfar Aza nor in any other kibbutz.”

Second hand. Got a date for that denial?

Salvatore - Iron Publican
April 7, 2024 6:13 pm

All spread under a nod and a wink from the Israeli government to justify a genocide.

By the afternoon of 7th of October 2023, there was enough livestreamed uploads by Hamas for Israel to have no need to exaggerate.

Baba
Baba
April 7, 2024 6:14 pm

A White House spokesperson later clarified that US officials and the president have not seen pictures

Oh? Clarified what? Biden claiming to have seen the photos?

Baba
Baba
April 7, 2024 6:21 pm

What are you views on the holocaust Baba?

It wasn’t the first genocide and it’s not something which should ever be repeated. To any people.

But I realise I hold an unpopular opinion.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 7, 2024 6:27 pm

Same same but different Mother Lode.

What you would have evacuated to crib rooms & as I had to do on occasion when the winds were in a crap direction sit in the ute till the orange cloud passed was a result of partial function of ANFO. Ammonium Nitrate with fuel oils, usually diesel. That orange cloud was full of nitric oxides and from the moisture that Ammonium Nitrate lives to absorb. I believe they use gelignite to step the charge up as ANFO is pretty stable.

Military grade explosives us different explosives. TNT, RDX & CE mostly produce carbon gasses and N2.

ANFO is a great lifting or excavation charge. So demolishing tunnels it would be a perfect fit. However RDX/TNT would be more used in an assault such as breaching and assaulting troops would be affected as well in confined spaces.

Salvatore - Iron Publican
April 7, 2024 6:30 pm

Baba, I don’t give two hoots what Israel says, who may have claimed the corpses of babies were interfered with in what manner, or even if it was Netanyahu’s dog that claimed babies were slaughtered in a different fashion to that you believe really happened.

Israel is 200% justified in going after Hamas, exterminating them all, obliterating the viper’s nest that Hamas came from, totally & for all time destroying the ability of anybody in Gaza to harm even one Israeli baby, and if necessary smashing all of Gaza, to ensure 7th October can never happen again.

If some cockheaded “aid worker” hell bent on edgy sex with swarthy men in dangerous locations (they’re not there to ladle out soup to urchins) gets blown to kingdom come, then that is a consequence of that individual’s conscious choice to enter a war zone & drive around at night in company with armed men.

My view is the norm, as can be seen on any comments thread under an article about the “aid convoy”.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 7, 2024 6:31 pm

Perhaps if you had some of your pudding.

How can he have any pudding if he hasnt had his meat?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5diMImYIIA

calli
calli
April 7, 2024 6:35 pm

I worked out how to at least get some words either bolded or in italics simply by selecting, blocking and pressing the desired button.

Like this.

Indenting might be more difficult.

Nope. That works too.

Reminds me of stuffing around on the old word processor. 😀

Arky
April 7, 2024 6:35 pm

Holy shit. Putin’s grandfather was both Lenin’s then Stalin’s personal, most trusted, live in chef.
Bloke is basically Soviet communism Royalty.
Via Bill Whittle’s latest film:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT_cu85DE-E

Rabz
April 7, 2024 6:37 pm

Baba Bird, gettin’ it on.

Not a particularly edifying spectacle at the best of times, let alone a Sunday evening … 😡

calli
calli
April 7, 2024 6:44 pm

Baba, I hope you aren’t trolling. That would be a horrid thing to do to people who are clearly mourning the deaths of slaughtered Jews.

I too would like to get to the bottom of why that convoy was targeted. My instincts inform me that, had the IDF known exactly who was on it, they would have held off. But my suspicions aren’t fact, just a calculated guess based on the way they have conducted themselves in the past.

What does surprise me though is the hay foreign governments are making with the tragedy. And our own. It’s almost as if they were waiting for something just like this to pounce and express their anti-Israel sentiments.

How fast they have been! The mists had just cleared and the denunciations began. Unlike early October, when the only voices raised were those of the perpetrators’ supporters at Sydney Town Hall and the Opera House and in menacing convoys to the Eastern Suburbs.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 7, 2024 6:45 pm

Reposted for excellence:

Israel is 200% justified in going after Hamas, exterminating them all, obliterating the viper’s nest that Hamas came from, totally & for all time destroying the ability of anybody in Gaza to harm even one Israeli baby, and if necessary smashing all of Gaza, to ensure 7th October can never happen again.

If some cockheaded “aid worker” hell bent on edgy sex with swarthy men in dangerous locations (they’re not there to ladle out soup to urchins) gets blown to kingdom come, then that is a consequence of that individual’s conscious choice to enter a war zone & drive around at night in company with armed men.

*golf clap*

No, the ‘aid workers’ are not there to ladle out soup to urchins.

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