Open Thread – Thurs 11 April 2024


The Pork Butcher, Camille Pissarro, 1883

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Bazinga
Bazinga
April 11, 2024 1:28 am

First

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 11, 2024 3:21 am

Second due to sitting in Hawaii airport.

rosie
rosie
April 11, 2024 3:28 am

That story about the news presenter immediately reminded me of Crazy John.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ilhan

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
April 11, 2024 3:51 am

just in time for Tom’s ‘toons

Tom
Tom
April 11, 2024 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
April 11, 2024 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
April 11, 2024 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
April 11, 2024 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
April 11, 2024 4:04 am

Another Michael Ramirez derangement.

Tom
Tom
April 11, 2024 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
April 11, 2024 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
April 11, 2024 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
April 11, 2024 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
April 11, 2024 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
April 11, 2024 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
April 11, 2024 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
April 11, 2024 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
April 11, 2024 4:11 am
DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 11, 2024 4:23 am

Thanks Tom.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 11, 2024 5:26 am

Re FDR & tariffs.
When there are price controls & quotas (on production, exports, imports basically everything during periods of the New Deal), it mitigates the impact of any changes to tariffs.

Two videos on the lie that the New Deal was as good as what modern historians make it out to be.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6jYIOzm5Mg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li7gn71tH8Q

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 11, 2024 5:58 am

Michael West media (not Rex Patrick) on Binskin amongst other things.

https://michaelwest.com.au/mcbride-binskin-keystone-cops-zomi-frankcom-investigation/

It seems like even this column is now threading the needle to avoid the critical period of 2009-2010.
The real story isn’t BRS, Heston Russell, McBride or any of these bit players.
The real story is what Australian governments & shiny bums at the top of the defence greasy pole signed off on for 20 years.
And then hung the serviceman out to dry.
All while giving themselves many, many medals and providing almost zero transparency.

calli
calli
April 11, 2024 5:58 am

Saw Leak’s cartoon on Sky last night (Kenny).

Well done. That took courage, Dad would be proud. And I notice the rendering of both savages was reminiscent of Leak Snr also.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 11, 2024 6:03 am

If Angus Campbell was a real soldier, he would have handed back his DSC he was awarded for sitting in air conditioned comfort during Afghanistan before recommending others be stripped of their commendations.

rosie
rosie
April 11, 2024 6:06 am

Idf have found some documentation of pre 7 October misfires that killed 4 Gazans including 9 and 15 year old children.
Of course this never again happened
.
https://twitter.com/imshin/status/1778124221610094768?t=USeFLqNpa10FHCs6bz6YRQ&s=19

rosie
rosie
April 11, 2024 6:08 am
rosie
rosie
April 11, 2024 6:17 am

An illuminating graph on the presence of indigenous Christians in Bethlehem since 1948
https://twitter.com/MarinaMedvin/status/1778014618037649810?t=0TFGlSWfIH7K_bg9-L70Dg&s=19

rosie
rosie
April 11, 2024 6:23 am

The entire tax system should be race based. No GST or income, no payroll tax for Aboriginal businesses.
Its only fair.
https://twitter.com/michaelobrienmp/status/1777942823020683667?t=cxaQwaUFJTwH5yhBhocx4w&s=19

rosie
rosie
April 11, 2024 6:26 am

Gantz didn’t obey mrs buden either.
Imshin has a video of anorher teen influencer leaving Gaza with her fanily, sans dad. Dad is hamas (plenty of money) he obviously expects trouble in Rafah.
https://twitter.com/MOSSADil/status/1778125964762824800?t=TnRCOUR-3JoHSU1oJ4_FrA&s=19

rosie
rosie
April 11, 2024 6:37 am

Ismail Haniyeh loses three more children and grandchildren. I’m going out on a limb and saying the grandchildren were also adults and hamas terrorists.
It’s what he wanted.
https://twitter.com/IDF/status/1778118740699164921?t=x31vWMNR7jUZONDk0wyGvA&s=19

rosie
rosie
April 11, 2024 6:40 am

We keep hearing about people starving but despite all the mobile phones we never see any footage of people suffering from starvation.
https://twitter.com/Shunyaa00/status/1778119439835341295?t=3lukoUivxBh8Dl9_4roXog&s=19

calli
calli
April 11, 2024 6:45 am

I think it’s nice that the men do the shopping in Gaza. Or do they? Lots of milling about, but where are the shopping bags? What is actually going on there?

132andBush
132andBush
April 11, 2024 6:55 am

Your psychopath is up early, Calli.

rosie
rosie
April 11, 2024 6:58 am

It might be that they don’t like money changing hands being caught on film.
The point though is that aid is routinely stolen and being sold, everyone knows but apparently they all have money to buy. Nor are there visible signs of starvation though I’m sure there is malnutrition, not new for the poor in Gaza.

rosie
rosie
April 11, 2024 6:59 am

And also most people are unemployed so hanging around the street market might be what people do.

Vicki
Vicki
April 11, 2024 7:15 am

Re the “starvation” in Gaza. I don’t know why people are so emotional and gullible that they can’t assess even the selected vision we get out of Gaza. There are men, children & women that appear well dressed and healthy. Of course there is footage of crying children and people searching in buildings for whatever – especially on AlJazeera. But there are vehicles ( so they have fuel) and other signs of a functioning society. Even the horses and donkeys pulling carts are relatively well conditioned – I notice such things!

Gaza is a war zone & there will be suffering. But it is clear that supplies are arriving & the reality, I feel, is quite different to the one portrayed.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 11, 2024 7:17 am

On the starvin’ gazan’.

The few ” much baby is starving to death” appear to be disabled kids being deliberately allowed to die of neglect by fat Fatima’s.

Or am I being too cynical?

Vicki
Vicki
April 11, 2024 7:21 am

Feelthebern – at a recent Sydney Institute function I raised with Richard Marles ( he was the speaker) the shocking statement of outgoing head of our defence forces Angus Campbell that “exceptionalism” has no place in our forces. Marles burbled on about the army being about “team” playing like a football game! I queried where that leaves our VCs who were nothing if not exceptional!

calli
calli
April 11, 2024 7:38 am

“exceptionalism” has no place in our forces

But plenty of room for mediocrity.

That’s the unspoken bit.

Indolent
Indolent
April 11, 2024 7:39 am
Indolent
Indolent
April 11, 2024 7:40 am
Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 11, 2024 7:43 am

In Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid news:

Albanese says a change as big as the Industrial Revolution is coming — you could call it the ‘government intervention revolution’
Their David Speers

Albanese will tell the Queensland Media Club today “the game has changed” since the COVID pandemic and the arrival of heightened strategic tension. While he won’t mention China directly, the speech is all about how the world has woken up to the risk of its over-reliance on Chinese manufacturing of materials critical to the net-zero transition.

So, election stump politics.

Today’s announcement is the building block — a new law to bring everything the government is doing in this space under one umbrella. That includes existing measures including the $1 billion “Solar Sunshot” program and the $2 billion “Hydrogen Headstart” scheme.

The plan is to put all these programs (and those yet to be announced) under a new “Future Made in Australia Act”. Stand by for more incentives and dollars in next month’s federal budget.

But not everyone, however, is convinced:

Not everyone, however, is convinced it’s such a good idea for the government to be picking winners and pouring taxpayers’s money into things the market has chosen not to.

The Productivity Commission last year warned against Labor’s plans for a local battery-making industry. Last month the Commission’s new Chair, Danielle Wood, reiterated free markets should be the driver of investment priorities. “That’s going to tend to be the most efficient way to get there,” she told an Australian Financial Review Business Summit.

But Albanese has a more advanced view:

The prime minister, however, has a very different view. Australia can compete with China on making batteries, solar panels, and other green technology. We have the critical minerals, and the land mass to accommodate large-scale solar and wind farms. Importantly, the prime minister also believes the problem of labour costs is diminishing — thanks to robotics.

Top Robots.

Indolent
Indolent
April 11, 2024 7:44 am
Indolent
Indolent
April 11, 2024 7:47 am

@RealJamesWoods

When you’re sick, they’ll force you to take their “vaccines.”

When you’re unemployed, they’ll put you on the dole.

When you refuse to coddle insanity, they’ll arrest you for “hate speech.”

When you question their cheating, they’ll sue or incarcerate you.

When you tell the truth, they’ll censor you.

When you try to protect your homeland, they’ll enable invaders and squatters.

When you try to defend your loved ones,

they’ll fill the streets with criminals.

When you ask for Voter ID,

they’ll harvest fake ballots and laugh in your face.

The only mistake the Founding Fathers made was making it the SECOND Amendment. It should have been the FIRST, because without it, the rest don’t matter.

alwaysright
alwaysright
April 11, 2024 7:47 am

 Camille Pissarro, maybe my favourite artist.

Indolent
Indolent
April 11, 2024 7:54 am
Indolent
Indolent
April 11, 2024 8:01 am
H B Bear
H B Bear
April 11, 2024 8:04 am

Tom at4:00 am – Leak absolutely nails Wrong and the Liars. I don’t think his artwork is as good as Bills but the content is right up there. A marvellous illustration of the power of political cartooning.

shatterzzz
April 11, 2024 8:06 am

If the bloke is hoping for sympathy he ain’t getting it via the comments section .. LOL!
https://www.breitbart.com/middle-east/2024/04/10/idf-kills-3-sons-of-hamas-political-leader-ismail-haniyeh-in-gaza/

Indolent
Indolent
April 11, 2024 8:07 am

Some January 6 Defendants Being Released amid Appeal That Impacts Trump’s Case

“Judges said they were acting because the high-court review significantly raised the possibility the felony convictions might be overturned,” noted the Post’s Spencer S. Hsu.

Indolent
Indolent
April 11, 2024 8:08 am

James O’Keefe

Inside the Federal Reserve

shatterzzz
April 11, 2024 8:10 am

Meme ..

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GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 11, 2024 8:13 am

Rosie, I love the Palis all look as if they are doing something when usually 2 or 3 are doing and the others are as calli said, milling about. Lets face it Gaza used to be nearly as good as Beirut until the muzzies got to both of them.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 11, 2024 8:17 am

Radio check, over.

Indolent
Indolent
April 11, 2024 8:18 am
Indolent
Indolent
April 11, 2024 8:19 am
duncanm
duncanm
April 11, 2024 8:30 am

Tina Norton’s good for a chuckle this morning, too.

If anyone hasn’t seen Musk’s response to advertisers who were trying to exert influence.

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

shatterzzz
April 11, 2024 8:31 am

Parole hearing today for one of Janine Baldwin’s killers and it seems the media is showing no interest .. haven’t come across one mention today ….. not only chasing parole but a bit of OPM thru the NDIS to tide him over ..
I’m guessin’ Bull Shitten is OK with that .. after all, he has a lot in common with rapists ..

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 11, 2024 8:33 am

But Vicki, don’t believe your lying eyes, believe the narrative. Gaza wasn’t a shiitehole until those mean Israelis bombed the place. It was a perfectly functioning paradise, much like Alice Springs. Some parts of my comment may, and I mean many contain untruths. Not lies, coz politicians don’t lie. Didn’t I mention I’m a politician. That way I can lie with impunity.

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Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 11, 2024 8:34 am

Hamas are accusing the Israelis of acting in the spirit of “revenge ” and “murder.”

They were combatants who committed acts of war against Israel.

More details: One of Haniyeh’s sons was involved in holding Israeli hostages (10 Apr)

Rabz
April 11, 2024 8:35 am

This is quite possibly the most ridiculous, incoherent and utterly illogical sentence I’ve seen this year – from the Oz:

Albansleazey will unveil a scaled-down version of the US Inflation Reduction Act to underwrite new investment in clean energy and build a new sovereign industrial base.

What a stinking crock of shite.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 11, 2024 8:41 am

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Indolent
Indolent
April 11, 2024 8:41 am

Outstanding. Comparing a Yuri Bezmenov lecture with the result today.

This “Soviet Defector’s” Predictions Have Never Been Wrong, AND THE WORST IS IN SIGHT

lotocoti
lotocoti
April 11, 2024 8:44 am

Lets face it Gaza used to be nearly as good as Beirut until the muzzies got to both of them.

Gaza could’ve been a lot of things if the middle and upper classes hadn’t bolted in 1948, leaving the Pali future in the hands of demagogues.

Baba
Baba
April 11, 2024 8:51 am

Lets face it Gaza used to be nearly as good as Beirut until the muzzies got to both of them.

If only the Israeli’s hadn’t launched a war in 1967 and kicked out the Egyptians. If only Israel hadn’t funded the nascent Hamas as a counterweight to Fatah. Oh, well.

calli
calli
April 11, 2024 8:59 am

If only Egypt hadn’t closed the Straits of Tiran and massed its military along the border.

Nothing to do with preparing for imminent war, nothing to see here.

calli
calli
April 11, 2024 9:05 am

And just in case you’re wondering, Baba…I don’t do “dislikes”. I do arguments even if they’re only a couple of sentences.

Dot
Dot
April 11, 2024 9:06 am

The real story is what Australian governments & shiny bums at the top of the defence greasy pole signed off on for 20 years.

And then hung the serviceman out to dry.

All while giving themselves many, many medals and providing almost zero transparency.

How dare you!? The ex-generals, admirals and air marshals have a god-given right to be a State Governor or at least a Senator!

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 11, 2024 9:10 am

peta credlin Penny Wong’s Israel speech reveals Labor’s moral cowardice

The Albanese government’s sudden support for the recognition of Palestine, in the immediate aftermath of Israel’s accidental killing of an Australian aid worker, says more about Australia’s political morality than about Israel’s.
Israel has made a dreadful mistake that it has honestly admitted, even sacking the two senior officers concerned and considering war crimes charges against them.
By contrast, Australia is on the verge of breaking longstanding bipartisan policy in response to political pressure inside the Labor Party.
Foreign Minister Penny Wong’s support for the recognition of Palestine, revealed in a formal, scripted speech at the Australian National University and subsequently backed by Anthony Albanese, is based on dubious morality and incorrect facts.
Of course, everyone wants peace in the Middle East and regrets the civilian deaths entailed in Israel’s just war against a terrorist state that uses women and children as human shields. But the immediate humanitarian ceasefire and the recognition of Palestine that Wong now demands would reward the people who regard peace as the total expulsion of Jews “from the river to the sea”.
It’s telling that Wong’s speech was immediately welcomed by Palestinian groups here that added, in their next breath, that it didn’t go far enough.

Australia has long supported a two-state solution to the Palestine issue, but with this vital qualification: that any Palestinian state recognise Israel’s right to exist behind secure borders.
The reality is that Israel will never be secure as long as its neighbours have pledged its destruction. Giving Hamas or even the Palestinian Authority a seat at the UN would just give official recognition – and a further official platform – to Israel’s mortal enemies. Indeed, arguably the mortal enemies of Western civilisation itself.
In demanding Israel “comply with international humanitarian law” – claiming a million Palestinians “are at risk of starvation” and citing the “196 aid workers” who’ve been killed “including Australian Zomi Frankcom” – Wong was all but accusing Israel of genocide while clothing herself in sanctimony via rhetorical demands on Hamas that she knows it will never meet.

Dot
Dot
April 11, 2024 9:12 am

“exceptionalism” has no place in our forces

I’m not joking about these fools believing in a god-given right to command or rule, by birthright.

Exceptionalism is bad ..” but the ADF and ALP (and LNP) have a nepotism problem.

It’s basically an attack on merit and we should accept nothing else but a rock-ribbed meritocratic democratic republic.

They hate self-made men. They hate Trump and they would have hated Sharpe if he was a real person. They would have accepted a gong from Nappy but secretly plotted his downfall.

Their ill will towards our current monarchy is unprincipled. It’s entirely based on envy.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 11, 2024 9:23 am

Wacthed Sky last night. None of them missed Benny Wonk. Not Foreign Minister, minister for getting the Liars re-elected in Western Sydney more like.

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Baba
Baba
April 11, 2024 9:26 am

If only Egypt hadn’t closed the Straits of Tiran and massed its military along the border.

The ‘massed’ military was a fabrication. No rebuttal of Hamas basically being an Israeli creation?

Last edited 2 months ago by Baba
calli
calli
April 11, 2024 9:29 am

It’s telling that Wong’s speech was immediately welcomed by Palestinian groups here that added, in their next breath, that it didn’t go far enough.

Nothing will ever be enough for them. They want Israel gone…but they’d like their stuff.

Albanese, Wong and the entire Labor government have signalled to Australian muslims that they have taken a side. Theirs.

Be prepared for more than just menacing convoys into the ES. They know they can do what they like, say what they like. And like most avalanches, it starts with a few loose rocks and ends in destruction.

I have to admit that I’m not just angry and disgusted. I’m worried.

calli
calli
April 11, 2024 9:30 am

Sorry. The first para was from Credlin’s monologue which was published today and delivered last night on tv.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 11, 2024 9:31 am

The ex-generals, admirals and air marshals have a god-given right to be a State Governor or at least a Senator!

The retired Air Marshall who took us out for dinner last Friday night wouldn’t have a bar of being a Senator or State Governor or GG.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 11, 2024 9:38 am

Dot

The ADFA Old Boys and Girls Society makes the former Duntroon mob look like a model of meritocracy.

Restore the former principle from the Federation era (then applied only to the Army, essentially the militia then) of service in the ranks before selection for commissioning training.

Apply it universally in the Army, with at least one year in the ranks before acceptance for officer training. For Navy a year at sea as a midshipman. For Air Force aircrew, start as NCO aircrew, with only a limited number selected for commissions, those not selected spend most of their career in flying squadrons, or as training staff at flying schools.

calli
calli
April 11, 2024 9:39 am

The ‘massed’ military was a fabrication.

Of course. Silly me.

Let’s keep it to the closure of the Straits then. Israel warned Egypt that the closure would be viewed as an act of war.

Anyway, from a practical viewpoint – how can a country destroy another’s military capability unless the means of waging war is not “massed”?

Six days and it was over.

Hint – there was no fighting around the base of the pyramids.

lotocoti
lotocoti
April 11, 2024 9:40 am

Lex Luthor where are you?
A bad idea from 1984 is being resurrected in San Francisco.

San Francisco lawmakers have put forward a plan allowing city residents to sue grocery stores that close without providing six months’ notice.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 11, 2024 9:50 am

Albanese’s beer coaster moment:

Australia can compete with China on making batteries, solar panels, and other green technology. We have the critical minerals, and the land mass to accommodate large-scale solar and wind farms. Importantly, the prime minister also believes the problem of labour costs is diminishing — thanks to robotics.

By comparison, poxy China only has:

  • Access to critical minerals thanks to its investments in Africa (and Australia);
  • Ability to process critical minerals into usable metals without concern for the environment, activist lawfare, or the Waggyl;
  • Cheap, ‘always-on’ electricity thanks to coal and nuclear power generation;
  • Existing, broad-based, lowest-price manufacturing infrastructure;
  • Existing access to a massive domestic and export market.

The burning strategic question then: will China wake up to Australia’s absolute dominance in the field of robotics and learn how to compete?

Roger
Roger
April 11, 2024 10:05 am

The saga of Molly the Magpie takes another twist:

Steven Miles announced on Wednesday that Molly the Magpie would be coming home ‘very soon’ as long as the couple got the appropriate wildlife permit. 

However, it’s now been revealed Ms Wells and Mr Mortensen will have to also meet a number of conditions in order to keep the wild bird in their home. 

The couple will also have to undertake wildlife carer training, advocate for public education of native wildlife and continue to work with the environment department to ensure Molly is receiving adequate care. 

  • The Daily Mail

So it’s not a simple matter of obtaining a permit; Miles either lied or was lied to by public servants.

For their part, Mortensen and Wells maintain they don’t “keep” the bird, which is free to come and go as it pleases. Or was…until it was confiscated by officers from QLD’s Environment department. Indeed, on the first occasion when officers called to collect the bird they couldn’t catch it because it was happily roosting in a tree on the property. Presumably it’s now kept in a caged enclosure.

With any luck the drama will continue until the October election, after which the next chapter in Molly’s story can be published:

Steven Miles: My Part in his Downfall

by Molly the Magpie

Indolent
Indolent
April 11, 2024 10:09 am

A sudden thought. What is our constitutional position if the monarchy collapses? Because, honestly, I think it’s teetering.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 11, 2024 10:11 am

Australia can compete with China on making batteries, solar panels, and other green technology. 

Well he and Bowen believe in all sorts of mythical stuff, so believing this is just the same grade of silly greenery.

The grifters who suck up all the billions of taxpayer money will no doubt be grateful. And the unions building the white elephants. I doubt there will ever be many actual real batteries or panels made. Or at least not for long given how uneconomic they will be.

Ditto Twiggy’s magic hydrogen plant in Queensland. When the first hydrogen emerges from it it will be ridiculously expensive and uncompetitive.

m0nty
m0nty
April 11, 2024 10:17 am

Peter Dutton releases another squirrel:

While no one was killed during the 9 October protests, the events at the Sydney Opera House were akin to a Port Arthur moment in terms of their social significance.

It’s like the Abbott disappointment all over again, except this time the mental disease is not autism.

shatterzzz
April 11, 2024 10:19 am

Israel has made a dreadful mistake that it has honestly admitted, even sacking the two senior officers concerned and considering war crimes charges against them.

Rubbish..! they (at the coal face soldiers) acted on the side of caution .. faced with a, possible, terrorist incursion using non-combatant vehicles they acted accordingly ..
This story is a nuttin’ outside of Oz, with Israel showing a bit of diplomacy rather than outright rejection …….!
Aid workers have no need to travel at night ……..!

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 11, 2024 10:20 am

I’m beginning to see why The Great Man stuck Albo out in the hall where he could keep an eye on him. Beyond Gillardian.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 11, 2024 10:23 am

Albanese’s beer coaster moment

Maybe Albo and Bowen can fly around in their separate executive jets using Minns’ unicorn flatus for fuel.

NSW injects $100m into a greener aviation industry (Tele, paywalled)

The NSW government will contribute $100m in order to get a sustainable aviation fuel industry worth billions to the economy, off the ground in Australia.

Nuther hundred mill down the gurgler, since this ain’t going to ever happen.

m0nty
m0nty
April 11, 2024 10:24 am

Dunno about robotics as the engine of the recovery of Australian industry. That might be a red herring.

The important thing to note about what Albo is doing is that he has the signature example to work off of Biden’s reinvestment in manufacturing, which has set off a domestic boom in America. If he can replicate that here, it will set this country up for decades of growth. And maybe consign the Libs to the rubbish bin of history, since it will finally kill off Howard’s vision of Australia as a nation of shareholding conservatives.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 11, 2024 10:24 am

When AnAl mentioned robots I think he thinks of the robot on Space Family Robinson not industrial robots. How are all those robots going to pay union fees and poke money into Super boondoggles?

Roger
Roger
April 11, 2024 10:27 am

Gaza is a war zone & there will be suffering. But it is clear that supplies are arriving & the reality, I feel, is quite different to the one portrayed.

It would appear Hamas or other organised groups filling the vacuum of authority are profiting from the sale of food aid packages to the Gazan population.

Michael Smith featured a video of a Gazan reviewing the contents of an American food aid package a couple of weeks ago in which the fellow implied as much.

Pogria
Pogria
April 11, 2024 10:27 am

Looks like I will have to watch Coppola’s “Megalopolis”, when it comes to the cinema.

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2024/04/10/nolte-hollywood-establishment-still-rooting-against-francis-ford-coppola/

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 11, 2024 10:32 am

See the Milko has finished his round and turfed mutley out of bed. Give him Farmer Gez’s number so he can give him hints on ploughing. I hear he has references.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 11, 2024 10:32 am

The important thing to note about what Albo is doing is that he has the signature example to work off of Biden’s reinvestment in manufacturing, which has set off a domestic boom in America. 

How’s that EV revolution going Monty? Got yourself an electric moped yet?

Once the Left has pauperized the nation all this stupid rubbish will fizzle and die. You have to be rich enough as an economy to support so many green drones. I wonder when the people will eat all the Taronga Park zoo animals, like the hungry Venezuelans did?

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shatterzzz
April 11, 2024 10:33 am

Geez..! You live & learn .. 76 years old and I’ve never known that LYNX were native to GeordieLand & just yer average cuddly type pussies …
Gone my entire life believing that Lynx were part of the big cat, tiger type, mob and best viewed, safely, in zoos but, apparently, I wuz wrong ..!
sweet pusslims who only eat other wildlife and the odd sheep .. LOL!
https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/northumberland-kielder-lynx-reintroduction-proposals-28973157

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Baba
Baba
April 11, 2024 10:36 am

to get a sustainable aviation fuel industry worth billions to the economy, off the ground in Australia.

And some still say a degree in journalism has no value.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 11, 2024 10:37 am

Reposted for excellence – Roger, earlier:

Miles either lied or was lied to by public servants

And:

Steven Miles: My Part in his Downfall

by Molly the Magpie

Perfect, and accurate.

Makka
Makka
April 11, 2024 10:38 am

 he has the signature example to work off of Biden’s reinvestment in manufacturing,

Biden’s “re-investment” strategy is transporting millions of cheap labour shitholers into the US. Not going down well with the faithful , m0ron.

shatterzzz
April 11, 2024 10:38 am

Australia can compete with China on making batteries, solar panels, and other green technology. 

Twiggy .. come on down …! .. Luigi has a deal for you .. LOL!

Roger
Roger
April 11, 2024 10:39 am

…it will finally kill off Howard’s vision of Australia as a nation of shareholding conservatives.

Howard is the instigator of the population ponzi and the father of modern Australia, which is hardly a conservative’s vision of paradise.

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Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 11, 2024 10:41 am

I’m Shocked! Deeply shocked!
Sky News reports that toxic male culture is keeping women from working in the construction industry.

Rufus T Firefly
Rufus T Firefly
April 11, 2024 10:42 am

“Apply it universally in the Army, with at least one year in the ranks before acceptance for officer training. For Navy a year at sea as a midshipman. For Air Force aircrew, start as NCO aircrew, with only a limited number selected for commissions, those not selected spend most of their career in flying squadrons, or as training staff at flying schools.” Boambee John

Did you write this sober?
So, you are seriously suggesting, that having passed an aptitude test for becoming a Pilot, (as an example only), the individual is then forced to spend a year, in a category that he they have no interest in, nor probably any competence.

How do you think that will end?
I will inform you. They will probably be kicked out of the service for incompetence, or simply resign, because they have became disillusioned.
One less recruit for the category they applied for.

Sheer genius.
Keeping up your vaccinations, I trust.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 11, 2024 11:01 am

Rufus

Did you write this sober?

So, you are seriously suggesting, that having passed an aptitude test for becoming a Pilot, (as an example only), the individual is then forced to spend a year, in a category that he they have no interest in, nor probably any competence.

Do you have a reading comprehension problem? I clearly said start aircrew as NCOs. Straight into flying training, then NCO, then possibly officer.

Then select the lesser number required for officer positions, and let the rest stay in the function (flying) that is their primary interest.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 11, 2024 11:14 am

One for Roger and Rabz.

‘With a Strat you can rule the world!’ Nile Rodgers, Bonnie Raitt and John Squire on the electric guitar that changed everything (10 Apr)

Celebrating its 70th birthday this spring, the Strat – or Fender Stratocaster – may now be the most recognisable musical instrument of all time. It is almost certainly the bestselling guitar, loved by legions of riffing stars. “The Strat is as sturdy and strong as a mule,” Keith Richards once said, “yet it has the elegance of a racehorse. It’s got everything you need, and that’s rare to find in anything.”

All those stone age Keith Richards memes need chipped-out flint Stratocasters in them.

Diogenes
Diogenes
April 11, 2024 11:22 am

The ADFA Old Boys and Girls Society makes the former Duntroon mob look like a model of meritocracy.

We have an ex brigadier in our village. He started off as an apprentice, and when finished, was selected for Portsea, and rose through the ranks before becoming RAEME Head of Corps. He is not particularly flattering about ADFA graduates.

Crossie
Crossie
April 11, 2024 11:26 am

Bruce of Newcastle

 April 11, 2024 10:11 am

Australia can compete with China on making batteries, solar panels, and other green technology. 

Well he and Bowen believe in all sorts of mythical stuff, so believing this is just the same grade of silly greenery.

All you can do is shake your head at those two fools. We don’t have enough electricity now just for residential purposes yet they intend to shut down coal power and open new industries.

Just wondering whether it is the case of talk-talk to get elected and then keep kicking the plans down the road.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 11, 2024 11:30 am

Confidence in Government & Justice is Collapsing
This is why Gold is going up

“While COVID has set in motion the collapse in confidence of the government and the media, the prosecutions against Trump and anyone associated with him are demonstrating that the Department of Justice is now weaponized. We are staring into the eyes of a collapse of justice for all. No government can stand when the rule of law collapses. These people are merely confirming our computer’s forecast into 2032.”

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/rule-of-law/confidence-in-government-justice-is-collapsing/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

lotocoti
lotocoti
April 11, 2024 11:32 am

For Navy a year at sea as a midshipman.

The ships aren’t built to carry supercargo.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 11, 2024 11:33 am

Two air compressors made of actual real gold, the metal.

Smugglers melted and spray painted $10 million in gold to look like machine parts (9 Apr, via Instapundit)

It could have been the perfect crime, had they used better spray paint.

Recently, authorities have seized over 320 lbs worth of suspected smuggled gold during a cargo freight search at Hong Kong International Airport, according to yesterday’s customs announcement. Bound for Tokyo on March 27, investigators recovered the roughly $10.7 million haul from within two actual air compressors, the bureau’s largest ever in terms of overall gold value. But these weren’t goldbond bricks or stacks of doubloons stashed deep within the machinery—they were hunks of precious metal molded into the shapes of compressor parts, then camouflaged with silver-colored spray paint. …

After examining the rotor, authorities found traces of glue at both ends of the machinery part. Using a hammer, they then tapped the part and “noticed unevenness,” indicating the metal was far more malleable than it should have been. Scraping away at an outer layer of silver paint showed flecks of gold. At that point, the whole situation was pretty clear—these were dummy parts made of precious metal. Authorities believe the air compressor scheme was an attempt to evade Japan’s precious metals tariff that would have cost smugglers around $1.07 million, were they to go through official channels.

I’m sure Tom would agree that the opening sentence of the story, as journalism, is also complete gold.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 11, 2024 11:58 am

Ditto Twiggy’s magic hydrogen plant in Queensland. When the first hydrogen emerges from it it will be ridiculously expensive and uncompetitive.

Don’t you worry about “first hydrogen”.

Tucked away at the very back of the draft 2023/24 GenCost Report, the ‘Real Scientists’ at CSIRO/AEMO tell us, through gritted teeth, that magic hydrogen will still be ridiculously expensive and uneconomic in 2050. Even after renewable electrolysers fall to 10% (yes, ten pussent) of their current cost because the Twiggy/CSIRO technology curve [fig. 4.19].

The heroic projection [Appendix B9] shows 2050 hydrogen fuel priced at A$22.7/GJ (in todays dollars) – compared with natural gas at A$15.2/GJ and black coal at $3.80/GJ.

The report also shows that renewable hydrogen will be producing electricity in the same price range as nuclear – based on the projected economics of the scrapped NuScale SMR traincrash.

I expect the world is waiting with bated breath for Australia to emerge as the Green Hydrogen Superpower it shirley is.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 11, 2024 12:04 pm

There is no need whatsoever to worry about the Muslims/Islam.

China and India will not allow it.

The West/Australia/NZ can now relax. /sarc

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 11, 2024 12:09 pm

Dunno about robotics as the engine of the recovery of Australian industry. That might be a red herring.

You might well be onto something there.
Well-paying, Clean, Green jerbs – being stolen by machines!!!

Onward brother Ludd – only the Albanese Government, shoulder to shoulder with the ACTU, can save you from being thrown out of your tied cottage by a mustache-twirling, monocle-wearing capitalist-in-a-top hat…

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 11, 2024 12:13 pm

shatterzzz
April 11, 2024 10:33 am

Geez..! You live & learn .. 76 years old and I’ve never known that LYNX were native to GeordieLand & just yer average cuddly type pussies …

And in Scotland.

In fact, go back 10,000 years and Bears and wolves were native as well. Along with beavers and many others. No grey squirrels as they hadn’t made it yet.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 11, 2024 12:16 pm

I know what a mask-wearer makes me think about a person.

Does wearing a face mask make you seem more or less trustworthy?
by Swinburne University of Technology (Phys.org, 10 Apr)

Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology have found that the correlation between face masks and perceptions of trustworthiness may be linked to social norms rather than how they impact appearance. …

Lead by social psychologist, Dr. Julian Oldmeadow, the Swinburne study tracked perceptions of trustworthiness for masked, unmasked and covered faces over time. In total, 373 Australian participants were surveyed across 2020, 2022, or 2023. The study is published in the journal Perception.

“People tended to trust masked faces more than unmasked faces, at least during the height of the pandemic. This boost to trustworthiness has now worn off, so that faces covered with a mask now are at least no more trustworthy-looking than unmasked faces, and perhaps even somewhat less trustworthy.”

What a mask tells me is the person wearing it is a gullible ignoramus.

That was the case during the virus outbreak, based on simple science of pore size of masks, and it’s even more obvious now. I said in 2020 that you’d have as much success wearing a magic amulet as a mask with pore size 100 times larger than the virus.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 11, 2024 12:22 pm

Dr Faustus
April 11, 2024 11:58 am

Ditto Twiggy’s magic hydrogen plant in Queensland. When the first hydrogen emerges from it it will be ridiculously expensive and uncompetitive.

Don’t you worry about “first hydrogen”.
Tucked away at the very back of the draft 2023/24 GenCost Report, the ‘Real Scientists’ at CSIRO/AEMO tell us, through gritted teeth, that magic hydrogen will still be ridiculously expensive and uneconomic in 2050. Even after renewable electrolysers fall to 10% (yes, ten pussent) of their current cost because the Twiggy/CSIRO technology curve [fig. 4.19].

More modelling? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

These are the only models that I agree with –

https://www.ibtimes.com/100-most-beautiful-women-world-2021-3082980

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 11, 2024 12:33 pm

Violent Crime in Germany Hits 15-Year High
Germany was once a safe nation. Violent crime has reached a 15-year high, with homicides, knife assaults, and rapes drastically increasing. Crime rose by 5.5% last year alone, with 6.6 million incidences reported. Other nations like the UK, US, Canada, France, Sweden, Finland, and everywhere else that permitted, if not encouraged, open border policies have also seen an uptick in crime but no one wants to point out the obvious.

Migrants were responsible for around 40% of violent crimes in Germany last year, but the non-German national population only composes 15% of the population. Angela Merkel sold off Germany in 2015 when she urged all refugees to come to Europe to seek a better life. The migrants never stopped showing up. Germany handled over 350,000 asylum applications in 2023, and that only accounts for those who went through the judicial process.

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/europes-current-economy/violent-crime-in-germany-hits-15-year-high/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

Pogria
Pogria
April 11, 2024 12:42 pm

JR,
that was a crap list
Where were Monica Belluci and Melania Trump?

Sarah Silverman, Adele?
Bella Hadid at No 1. FFS!

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 11, 2024 12:42 pm

Bruce of Newcastle
April 11, 2024 12:16 pm

I know what a mask-wearer makes me think about a person.
Does wearing a face mask make you seem more or less trustworthy?
by Swinburne University of Technology (Phys.org, 10 Apr)

Yes Bruce, and she looks very untrustworthy.

I bet that she is after your moneeeeeeeee –

https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.2jYRFvP9EKHxJ9g4nIdHtwHaLH&pid=Api&rs=1&c=1&qlt=95&w=69&h=104

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 11, 2024 12:47 pm

Pogria
April 11, 2024 12:42 pm

JR,
that was a crap list
Where were Monica Belluci and Melania Trump?
Sarah Silverman, Adele?
Bella Hadid at No 1. FFS!

I went along to Specsavers and that’s what they recommended !!!!!!!

LOL

JC
JC
April 11, 2024 12:48 pm

Quite ironic , wodney. Marty, the Leavenworth guest reports crime stats. Same convict who violently threatened the blogger raising issues about Marty’s lies.

You’re such a stupid crook.

Pogria
Pogria
April 11, 2024 12:52 pm

Former Rugby player, James Graham, has given an awesome serve to Pirate Pete regarding concussion in players. Comments also have been unkind, but funny, about the Pirate.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/nrl/article-13294993/James-Graham-Peter-FitzSimons-James-Tedesco-concussion-NRL-feud.html

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 11, 2024 12:58 pm

JC
April 11, 2024 12:48 pm

Once again, the self appointed Blog milk monitor provides NO evidence.

This Woodentop would make a great prosecutor at a Kangaroo Court.

https://youtu.be/uEgg0h2FvFY?t=109

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 11, 2024 1:21 pm

JR some of the most beautiful woman in the world are definitely not. Some are the oddest looking. I’ve heard of some of them but didn’t recognise them.

bons
bons
April 11, 2024 1:22 pm

Molly the Maggie Gate.

What fun to see the ‘rsoles caught in the headlights for once. Miles must be really be on the nose if he hasn’t succeeded in having the Govt funded QLD media shut down this hilarious foot shooting saga.

Maggie attack and it is not even August. Labor need to arm themselves with those helmets with the anti-maggie spikes.

Rabz
April 11, 2024 1:24 pm

All those stone age Keith Richards memes need chipped-out flint Stratocasters in them

BoN – Keef’s preferred axes are Gibbos and Teles (see for example the pic in the link below). He rarely ever plays a Strat, although he is on record with a legendary quote from a documentary released on the Strat’s 50th anniversary* “Damage one of these – I’d rather kill someone!”.

Yet he wasn’t averse to damaging other types of guitars, apparently.

*Presumably referencing Hendrix

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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 11, 2024 1:25 pm

calli
 April 11, 2024 7:38 am

“exceptionalism” has no place in our forces

But plenty of room for mediocrity.

That’s the unspoken bit.

Quite so.
The recruiting adverts tell you all you need to know.
I saw one the other night featuring ten or a dozen “service personnel” play acting various roles.
Every single one of the actors were ladees.
And the various roles being portrayed were either helping little urchins in some shithole or other, or pointing earnestly at a whiteboard in front of an enthralled audience of other ladees.
The theme was that the ADF was something of a paid social club which would enable ladees to “pursue your passion”.
But you just get the feeling that if your passion was “turning the enemies of our nation into red mist” you wouldn’t make the cut.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 11, 2024 1:49 pm

Like a tampion add. Men not wanted. The Canbra lezzo covern way.

Muddy
Muddy
April 11, 2024 1:51 pm

The Zombie Vax and (politically) Dead Liberals.

Several weeks prior to the recent Qld Supreme Court decision that mandatory Covidiot waxing for the Qld Ambulance Service was unlawful, my employer (Qld Health – I had been stood down, without pay, for 2.5 years at that point) sent me a terse letter ordering me back to my usual place of work. While they stated no disciplinary action would be taken against me, they also emphasised that I had not been forgiven for my ‘behaviour’ and I would be watched very closely (that’s my paraphrasing).

For several reasons, I chose to resign. (Too long a story for here, now). During the separation process, I was reminded that I owed the health service $10,000+ for an ‘overpayment.’ This was for a period during which I had been directed NOT to attend work, but had not been charged with a formal disciplinary offense (refusing the zombie wax). I believe that others were also slapped with this ‘overpayment’ which served as a handy intimidation tool.

Several weeks ago, I sent an email to my local state M.P., a senior Liberal with many years of experience, and who will likely be a Minister if the Libs overthrow the Labor tumour in the next Qld state election. My email outlined (in more detail than this concise post) how senior members of my large regional health service had fabricated a charge of pay fraud (see above) against me, in order to justify suspending me WITHOUT remuneration. I explained that I could very easily and quickly disprove this allegation, but that all attempts to do so had been ignored by my (now former) employer, and they were persisting in demanding the payment of a substantial sum of money.

I received a response from this state M.P. today. If I may paraphrase: Too bad, so sad.

Despite offering a potential tool with which to question the integrity of the present government, and their handling of the health system, I was informed that I could either find a union to represent me (tried – didn’t work), or seek legal representation and fight a large state entity on my own, in court.

Let’s pause for a moment…

The only reason I have made the above information public (you’re hardly a success in life Muddy, huh?), is because I STILL, after all that has happened in the last decade, sense that some Cats pine and purr for the desiccated political corpse that is the Liberal Party.

Yes, I know there’s a difference between the various state parties and the federal, but … is there really?

Yes, I know there is no alternative party with substantial infrastructure to fight the fiends of primitivism, but the Libs HAVE the infrastructure, the resources, and what have they done with it? When have they actually FOUGHT for something?

I’m beginning to think that the attachment to the shadow of what once was (or so history tells us) is more than simple nostalgia. I fear it is a lack of self respect. Conservatives feel that they don’t DESERVE better anymore. That they should ‘be happy with the (regurgitated) crumbs.’

Yeah, but nah.
I’d rather be politically alone, and wait for … I don’t know what. But at least I’m not a political ‘settler.’ I deserve better than this cowardly, insincere, self-centred partner.

We need to wake up to the reality and acknowledge that ‘something is better than nothing.’ Because all we have now, is nothing anyway. ‘Is nothing better than nothing?’ However you look at it, that’s what we have: Nothing.

Rabz
April 11, 2024 2:07 pm

Muds – do not go to court.

Take the matter the the Fair Work Ombudsman.

P.S. This may be an entirely pointless course of action as well, but you won’t be bankrupted by legal bills.

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Salvatore - Iron Publican
April 11, 2024 2:13 pm

Take the matter the the Fair Work Ombudsman.

In this case it is likely that the Fair Work Ombudsman is irrelevant.
Qld public is under the umbrella of the Qld Industrial Relations Commission.
The Fair Work Act, & thus the Fair Work Ombudsman, have zero jurisdiction.

I’d expect the Qld Industrial Relations Commission to be as unhelpful as any large Qld union.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 11, 2024 2:34 pm
Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 11, 2024 2:39 pm

Former Rugby player, James Graham, has given an awesome serve to Pirate Pete regarding concussion in players. Comments also have been unkind, but funny, about the Pirate.

I did not read the whole article but notice how many people refer to Fitzsimmon as ‘Pirate Pete’. Was that in the article? Or is he just so widely known as that?

It was a Tim Blairism, wasn’t it.

Blairs other great nickname for Pete arose after the disgraceful event where a fan of Adam Goodes called called him an ape at a game and it was decreed by our moral betters that referring to Aborigines as apes can only possibly be a racist slur – and could only be used to instead suggest an excess of brawn and paucity of smarts when targeted at white men.

There is in fact no word to suggest the same thing about an Aboriginal player.

And just as well, because having a special word for Aborigines would be racist.

Anyway, in an interview shortly after denouncing the poor girl as being part Hitler (with Goebbels and Himmler making up the balance of her being), Pete described the bouncers of the bar in one of his self-aggrandising anecdotes as ‘Gorillas’. Once alerted to the problem that if the bouncers were Aboriginal (or Maori, or Islander etc) then he will have done the same thing as the girl, and if they were not then he had just proven that ‘ape’ epithets are not necessarily racial slurs.

So he concocted some idea that ‘gorilla’ was a commonplace slang for a bouncer. (The resulting mockery came as a great surprise to him since he had been fabricating all sorts of nonsense in his ‘non-fiction’ books for decades and no one had called him out – but of course no one had read those).

In signature Blair fashion, Tim coined for him the new name ‘Fitzsimian’. Blair’s columns about Pete afterwards would sport the head of a gorilla with a red bandanna on it.

Sublime.

And I will bet that Pirate Pete still does not understand what the joke is.

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cohenite
April 11, 2024 2:59 pm
cohenite
April 11, 2024 3:03 pm
Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 11, 2024 3:06 pm

Just read the article Michael West media on culture of cover up.

The SAS Cpl referenced there who cut the hands off. Happens to be someone my ex Army mate knows. What the legal o’s left out was apparently was worse than space on the helicopter the Talib’s were massing for an attack and they had to get out fast but needed the hands for biometrics. That comes from the horses mouth. Same bloke was also shot in another contact bullet followed the boundary of his baseball cap and skull leaving a long line shaped wound over his head exiting out the back. His words lucky to be here apparently.

The other one I know of through my mate is the Commandos grenading a room with women and children in they were receiving fire from. Some chick tried prosecuting them for that and fortunately it was thrown out. Mate has been on patrol in the area it happened prior to that incident. He said the one of those places where you received passive aggressive hostility from the adults till shots rang out. His section had rocks thrown at them by kids from behind walls. His words locals were untrustworthy but again ABC entertained the story that turned out not be someone from the family but a neighbour.

Not saying bad stuff didn’t happen but would say it was probably not very common.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 11, 2024 3:29 pm

For the second time today –
I’m Shocked! Deeply shocked, I tells ya. Da Independant says that one of RFK Jr.’s aides was at the January 6th gathering at Congress in 2021.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 11, 2024 3:33 pm

Teh Paywallian’s The Mocker picks some low hanging fish in a barrel with some cheap laughs at the expense of Albo’s pick for GG. Actually it’s good as usual. Laughs are probably all this government are good for at this point.

shatterzzz
April 11, 2024 3:44 pm

Gotta luv the NSW legal system .. bad news..! .. duuuh! .. mind your own business ..!
Result of Wayne Wilmott & his parole hearing .. outrage in the media .. zilch, zero … F**k ’em ..

The exact date of his release and the location of his accommodation cannot be reported due to an order of the court.

Back in court late June as they (prosecution)try to keep him locked up, except he’ll be out & about long before that, anyway .. His defence folk complaining cos he’ll be “expected’ to, actually, put in a physical appearance for that hearing .. FFS! ..

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Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 11, 2024 3:45 pm

“Storms lash NZ South Island”. The kids running the media these days have all grown up in air-conditioned comfort and have been mentally massaged for several decades that it’s climate change that makes bad weather happen.

Pogria
Pogria
April 11, 2024 3:53 pm

Ole Bruce is partying so hard the neighbours are complaining.
Bulk Brittany is stuck in Cheese country with a bottle of Sharaz and no friends. To wit, remember the Christmas photo they shared with their so-called Christmas lunch. Two sad little crackers on the table showed a very lonely lifestyle.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13295489/Bruce-Lehrmann-party-house.html

shatterzzz
April 11, 2024 3:54 pm

You’d think after last week that Bruce would grasp the meaning of “low profile” but, apparently, not .. Can’t believe Channel 7 shelling out $2000 a week for his digs and, I’m guessin’, his “companions” don’t come cheap either ..
Gotta be a decent tax lurk in there somewhere, shirley ..? ..
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13295489/Bruce-Lehrmann-party-house.html

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Pogria
Pogria
April 11, 2024 3:55 pm

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Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
April 11, 2024 4:41 pm

Albanese outlines public investment plan to compete with US Inflation Reduction Act

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese wants to funnel taxpayer-funded incentives towards advanced manufacturing and clean energy projects, as Australia tries to compete with US President Joe Biden’s massive spending plans.

Competition from an ally. Right. Uhuh.
Is this ABC-original spin or is it straight from the songsheet?

Seems to tie in with the story above about “Future Made In Australia”.

Didn’t anyone tell Albo you can’t have advanced manufacturing without reliable cheap energy? The clean is optional. The reliability isn’t.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 11, 2024 4:45 pm

A Solar cell Industrial Revolution.
Albo’s gone full Whitlam.
Never go full Whitlam.

Vicki
Vicki
April 11, 2024 4:52 pm

Muddy – I have posted a suggestion for you to follow. Just reposting in case you miss it.

Best of luck.

Roger
Roger
April 11, 2024 5:01 pm

Albanese outlines public investment plan to compete with US Inflation Reduction Act

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese wants to funnel taxpayer-funded incentives towards advanced manufacturing and clean energy projects…

Albanese is virtually guaranteeing inflation will remain higher than it should be by throwing even more public money at the economy.

Say goodbye to your rate cuts for 2024 mortgage holders and your rent relief renters.

What a dead set idiot.

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Tom
Tom
April 11, 2024 5:09 pm

Say goodbye to your rate cuts for 2024, mortgage holders and your rent relief, renters

Is it too much to ask that the national trade union government (elected with one-third of the primary vote) could have an industry minister who understands what’s left of the Australian free market still works?

Roger
Roger
April 11, 2024 5:16 pm

Is it too much to ask that the national trade union government (elected with one-third of the primary vote) could have an industry minister who understands what’s left of the Australian free market still works?

It’s back to the future, Tom.

But instead of tariffs we have direct government assistance to businesses in the form of grants and subsidies.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 11, 2024 5:25 pm

On This Day:

1961 – The trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem.

Which is timely, because I am watching a Hitler Channel doco about how Mossad kidnapped Eichmann from Argentina and dragged his carcass to Israel to be tried and then executed.

It would also be timely for the Pali-lovers (looking at you, Baba) to realise that these dudes were prepared to literally go to the other end of the world to redress ‘legitimate grievances’ (looking at you, mUnter) that occurred 15-20 years beforehand.

Therefore, it is extremely likely that they will not resile from putting the entirety of Gaza, if necessary, into the woodchipper for atrocities committed against them a mere six months back.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 11, 2024 5:26 pm

Anybody interested in Australia should read Albanese’s election manifesto delivered today in Brisbane. It is at once deeply political and empty and a terrifying vision of what government intends to do to entrench itself in the economy.

The moneyshot – Albanese’s Australia joins the manufacturing competition, presently re-industrialising the US, Japan, Korea, and the EU, while shouting ‘You didn’t build that’:

…we must recognise there is a new and widespread willingness to make economic interventions on the basis of national interest and national sovereignty.

And – critically – none of this is being left solely to market forces or trusted to the invisible hand.

The heavy lifting of economic transition and industrial transformation is not being done by individuals, companies or communities on their own.

It is being facilitated, enabled and empowered by national Governments from every point on the political spectrum.

It’s not immediately clear how and in what areas Team Albanese will be lifting heavily and competing against the industrialised world; but it does involve hydrogen, Queensland, and the Net Zero Economy Authority.

Luckily, economic history is brim-filled with examples of governments picking winners and beating market forces and the invisible hand to deliver wealth and excess returns.

So plenty of guide rails and signposts. And plenty of OPM to rub on the wounds.

In good hands.

Roger
Roger
April 11, 2024 5:37 pm

I hope Paul Keating is having conniptions.

When he recovers he might take pen to paper to eviscerate Albanese’s “plan.”

Indolent
Indolent
April 11, 2024 5:38 pm
Vicki
Vicki
April 11, 2024 5:38 pm

The next federal election can’t come soon enough. This is an amazingly incompetent government – even for Labor.

Equally amazing is the proposition that the 18-30 years voters are turning conservative! So, inspite of years of indoctrination at school re the Climate farce, they are more concerned about eventually being able to purchase a house (or not). They are also not enraptured by the multitude of internationals taking places ay universities and potentially competing for housing.

Indolent
Indolent
April 11, 2024 5:40 pm
Baba
Baba
April 11, 2024 5:44 pm

Therefore, it is extremely likely that they will not resile from putting the entirety of Gaza, if necessary, into the woodchipper for atrocities committed against them a mere six months back.

Anyone who claims Israel is hellbent on genocide in Gaza is a stinking Pali lover.

Roger
Roger
April 11, 2024 5:47 pm

Equally amazing is the proposition that the 18-30 years voters are turning conservative!

If only they had a conservative party to vote for.

Tom
Tom
April 11, 2024 5:49 pm

I’m surprised the Paywallian’s armchair revolutionaries appear to have accepted a comment from me about a story on the Quarterly Essay’s attempted hit job on Mr Potato Head:

The fate of all conservative leaders is to have their legacy determined by progressive academics. In a recent polling of (overwhelmingly left leaning) scholars of the US presidency, Donald Trump was ranked 45th (out of 45). It is not hard to imagine how Peter Dutton, the leader of the Liberal Party, will fair with Australia’s professoriate.

Before historians and political scientists get at him, we have writers like Lech Blaine. His first, rough draft of the Dutton legacy is the 119-page Quarterly Essay: Bad Cop: Peter Dutton’s Strongman Politics.

I wrote:

Thankfully, almost no-one in Australia’s outer suburbs, who will decide the next election. read or cares a toss about the looney left’s opinion of Peter Dutton.

The mortgage belt is crying out for relief from the trade union government’s cost-of-living disaster. If Dutton doesn’t at least promise to deliver relief, he won’t be elected.

It’s too soon to say the Paywallian’s kiddies are developing any respect for those paying their salaries, but I like to dream they’re not blind tribal followers of this week’s political fashion.

cohenite
April 11, 2024 5:50 pm

Indolent
 April 11, 2024 5:40 pm

Islam: The Religion of Terror :: By Todd Strandberg

I’ve said it before, islam is an alien infestation. Some aliens with a black sense of humour, infected humanity with islam and then set back on their pincers with some drinks and watched it fuk everything it touches. It is a simple ideology masked by the verbiage in the koran and hadith which has one dominant principle: join or die or be subjugated.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 11, 2024 5:54 pm

Farmer Gez
 April 11, 2024 4:45 pm

A Solar cell Industrial Revolution.

Albo’s gone full Whitlam.

Never go full Whitlam

This is Rex Connor’s transcontinental pipeline with finance brokered by a Pakistani fraudster x 10.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 11, 2024 5:58 pm

The best thing a kid can do is get a job like all my kids did, after school. Then they start to realise the tax they are paying is being wasted. Just like mine did. The very first pay.

Indolent
Indolent
April 11, 2024 6:00 pm

Very interesting. I’m not sure when this was recorded.

The Ones We Call “ILLUMINATI” Insider Reveals a TERRIFYING Secret

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 11, 2024 6:13 pm

Back in Oz, and was unfortunate enough to arrive in rush hour in Melbourne town. 40 minutes in an Uber to do 8 kilometres!

Doing a paper on RAN submarines in the Cold War – interesting stuff – at the Game of Dominoes conference of the Military History & Heritage Victoria Association.

Indolent
Indolent
April 11, 2024 6:18 pm
Miltonf
Miltonf
April 11, 2024 6:27 pm

Who the buggery is Lech Blaine?

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 11, 2024 6:48 pm

‘Writer’ is another dirty word now, like ‘professor’ and ‘doctor’. Words like ‘electrician’, ‘plumber’, ‘engineer’, ‘farmer’ and ‘carpenter’ are much better.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 11, 2024 6:50 pm

Indolent thanks for that article from Unheard re modern Europe- very interesting and depressing.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 11, 2024 6:51 pm
Miltonf
Miltonf
April 11, 2024 6:52 pm

Dr Kevin Rudd and Professor Catherine Lumby. Need I say more.

Bespoke
Bespoke
April 11, 2024 6:52 pm

These things would have been nice to know before, during, or after the interview. Barring providing context, Carlson could have conducted a second interview with a Christian priest who actually does live and work in Israel. Or he could have spoken to them both at the same time in a discussion/debate format. Or maybe Carlson could have at least asked Isaac more pointed and revealing questions.

Indolent
Indolent
April 11, 2024 6:53 pm
Tom
Tom
April 11, 2024 6:56 pm

Who the buggery is Lech Blaine?

Just another university radical afforded unchallengeable political power.

Revolutionary radicals are now running our governments.
?

cohenite
April 11, 2024 7:03 pm

I’ve referred to constructive torture before. This would be a classic justification for doing so. The bastard has not revealed where he hid the poor woman’s dead body:

Schoolmate of Patrick Stephenson reveals why Samantha Murphy’s alleged killer was described as the ‘next Elon Musk’ | Sky News Australia

Makka
Makka
April 11, 2024 7:07 pm

It is being facilitated, enabled and empowered by national Governments from every point on the political spectrum.

And this is where the total ignorance of History and economics of the majority of Australians will cause them to embrace the warm welcoming arms of the Socialist nanny state, rather than see this for what it is; the hapless, corrupt and nation destroying State Central Planning.

The very same magnificent achievements delivered for the nation by the USSR, Cuba, Zimbabwe, Communist Eastern Europe etc.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 11, 2024 7:10 pm

where the total ignorance of History and economics of the majority of Australians

Have you assessed them all? If not how can you make such a statement? I think the result in October suggests otherwise.

Indolent
Indolent
April 11, 2024 7:16 pm
Makka
Makka
April 11, 2024 7:18 pm

Have you assessed them all? If not how can you make such a statement? I think the result in October suggests otherwise.

This issue has nothing whatsoever to do with the Voice. And I did say majority. Because the majority voted in leftist Labour and they will do it again. You can carry on having a Walter Mitty view of the economic and political IQ of our electorate, I prefer dealing with the reality.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 11, 2024 7:23 pm

This issue has nothing whatsoever to do with the Voice. 
That’s your opinion.

Because the majority voted in leftist Labour and they will do it again.
The majority elected nominally conservative gubmint 2013-2022.

 I prefer dealing with the reality.
So do I. You sad old sack.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 11, 2024 7:25 pm

voted in leftist Labour and they will do it again. 
You seem to think you can predict the future.

Makka
Makka
April 11, 2024 7:28 pm

You might have a case if there is a referendum on this wonderful centrist policy,milt. There won’t be and therefore, nothing to stop Albo implementing.

And if you think we had even a nominally Conservative govt 2013-2022 then you have rocks in your head.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 11, 2024 7:33 pm

Why? Abbot got elected in 2013 on such a platform. Funny thing is, 40 years ago when the government ran banks, the telephones, insurance organizations, airlines- we were actually freer than we are now.

Makka
Makka
April 11, 2024 7:33 pm

You seem to think you can predict the future.

No, but on this issue and with the Australian electorate, it’s not too hard. Let’s see how this ends up after the GE. I’m pretty confident.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 11, 2024 7:35 pm

nominally Conservative 

Yes nominally conservative- the lieboral party claims to be the party of free enterprise, small government and individual responsibility.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 11, 2024 7:38 pm

The LNP actually got more votes than the Anal LP last election. Anyway, wallow in your misery, gloom and contempt if you want.

Makka
Makka
April 11, 2024 7:38 pm

we were actually freer than we are now.

The fruits of Socialist Education. Our freedom has been handed to the State by the electorate’s need to be nanny’d.

Makka
Makka
April 11, 2024 7:48 pm

The LNP actually got more votes than the Anal LP last election. Anyway, wallow in your misery, gloom and contempt if you want.

You need to take a look at the maths. This electorate you are so enamored with stayed hard left when you get real and calculate the numbers going to the Greens, Teals and Labor. With the COL as it is , you seem to be in some fantasy land where punters are going to eject the party that will be handing out OPM left right and centre.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 11, 2024 7:53 pm

you seem to be in some fantasy land

and you wallow in gloom and contempt BIRM

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