Open Thread – Weekend 13 April 2024


Still Life with Flowers and Fruit, Caravaggio, 1601

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Rossini
Rossini
April 13, 2024 12:34 am

Another quiet night

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
April 13, 2024 12:57 am

yep

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 13, 2024 1:16 am

It’s an ‘argy bargy’ free zone.

Tom
Tom
April 13, 2024 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
April 13, 2024 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
April 13, 2024 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
April 13, 2024 4:03 am

A.F. Branco.

Tom
Tom
April 13, 2024 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
April 13, 2024 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
April 13, 2024 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
April 13, 2024 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
April 13, 2024 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
April 13, 2024 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
April 13, 2024 4:08 am
Barking Toad
Barking Toad
April 13, 2024 4:41 am

thanks Tom

rosie
rosie
April 13, 2024 4:47 am

That’s right the Israeli Christian founder of an Aramaic NGO was referring to Hebrew not Aramaic as the language of Christ.
Dr BG is correct (and there I was thinking it was obvious).

https://twitter.com/shadikhalloul

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
April 13, 2024 4:57 am

Excellent by Mark Knight!

lotocoti
lotocoti
April 13, 2024 7:07 am

Trouble’t mill, or as the Krauts would say Ärger in der Mühle

…the continuing upward trajectory of energy costs owing to climate policy objectives…

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 13, 2024 7:14 am

Shock, horror !
It looks like Craig Maclachlan was defamed.
One of the birds who accused CM of being a naughty boy is now herself being accused of being an instigator.

Reading the story in the Terror.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 13, 2024 7:14 am

The Daily Express has a oops moment.

Israel’s Iron Dome ‘overwhelmed’ by Hezbollah rockets as Iran begins unleashing hell – live blog (12 Apr)

I checked several other sites and no it isn’t happening. I think they may’ve got a sub editor to set up the story and live blog ready for the expected attack, and then the post button was accidentally pressed…

It’s not to say Iran won’t attack, I don’t know enough to say either way, but it was fun to see a MSM faceplant.

shatterzzz
April 13, 2024 7:18 am

Sooo, why is Oz media backing away from this story .. pushing it down the lower half of the headline issues .. If this happens in the USA it getz top billing & loads of pix/opinion but .. HEY! .. This is just Doonside, western Sydney so need to overdo it .. FFS!
And, of course, the usual give-away when burying a story …. no indication of ethnicity of the attacker(s) or victims ……
Youngest daughter lives 5 minutes from this school and Doonside is a complete mix .. predominantly Pacific Islander, fair share of mussos & a sprinkling of 251s .. and you know they ain’t “white” or else full names & addresses with pix would be included ..! .. so could be any of ’em but short odds on Islanders cos reads teen gang related & they (Islanders) have the majority numbers ……..!
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-12/nsw-teen-dead-another-serious-multiple-stabbing-blacktown/103702624

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rosie
rosie
April 13, 2024 7:21 am

Are you sure Bruce?
“IDF says air defenses intercepted 2 UAVs and some of the projectiles fired by the Iran-backed Lebanese terror group; no injuries reported”

https://www.timesofisrael.com/hezbollah-launches-explosive-laden-drones-dozens-of-rockets-at-northern-israel/

shatterzzz
April 13, 2024 7:24 am

Bloody hell..! .. To back up the low media interest in the school killing at Doonside .. this is the, current, HEADLINE story for “our” ABC NEWS online .. FFS! …. BLUEY .. the cartoon doggy ..!
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-13/bluey-28-minute-episode-where-to-watch-the-sign-selling-house/103694762

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 13, 2024 7:25 am

Scoop: DNC covered Biden legal bills in special counsel probe
https://www.axios.com/2024/04/12/dnc-covered-biden-legal-bills-special-counsel-probe

I’m more surprised that Axios published anything that could be viewed as unsupportive of Biden than the news itself.

rosie
rosie
April 13, 2024 7:27 am

Unchecked Asian imports where upward trajectory of energy costs isn’t an issue.
Maybe Thyssenkrup needs to go south east.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 13, 2024 7:29 am

Shatterzz

We know a couple at Rooty Hill. They lived for a couple of years at Doonside, full of released crims. From same couple Blacktown is full of PI & Sudanese gangs that battle regularly.

That said there a Cambodian family that owns a take away over the road from from the Doonside railway station that makes a great flat chicken.

rosie
rosie
April 13, 2024 7:32 am

I watched a documentary about some Sydney rappers who aren’t allowed to perform in public because of their involvement in gang violence.
Was it on ABC/ SBS? I thought they got an unwarranted sympathetic portrayal.
Linked?

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts-nsw/teen-boy-dead-after-stabbing-near-sydney-school/news-story/7bbf9f5e8da6441cce25cab44f517c7a

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 13, 2024 7:47 am

Are you sure Bruce?

Rosie – That’s what has been happening several times a week. The Hezbies and the pro-Iranian Iraqi militants have been sending in a few dozen basic rockets and a drone or two every few days. The Israelis pound the launch sites and bases. Hezbollah have had nearly three hundred fighters killed they say.

There’s nothing much on JPost and Arutz Sheva. The latter has their US desk do Saturdays (ie Friday their time), so they should be up to date. This is the only story in that area on their site this morning. I think it’s the one you are referring to.

Barrage on the north: At least 40 rockets fired from Lebanon (12 Apr)

For the first time in two days, sirens sounded throughout the Golan Heights warning of rocket fire. No injuries reported in the barrage, some of the rockets intercepted.

Pretty much as the story says this happens every other day.

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Black Ball
Black Ball
April 13, 2024 7:49 am

Vikki Campion:

Long before I was born, the premier of my state, Sir Johannes Bjelke-Petersen, appeared in the Queensland capital, Brisbane, to propose the merits of hydrogen – a brand new fuel heralding a sunny meadow of opportunity.

As I look down the barrel of my 40s, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, in Brisbane this week, also proposed a brand new fuel heralding a sunny meadow of opportunity.

Both eminent souls looked earnestly at the cameras and told us this emerging energy source, hydrogen power, would save the environment and create jobs for Queenslanders.

Albanese seemed to take his Future Made in Australia fund speech straight from the Country Party leader’s playbook, with spookily similar assertions, in a speech recorded for prosperity in the state’s Hansard.

While Sir Joh claimed, in 1979, that the hydrogen concept “would mean that every country could now have a fuel source in unlimited quantities”, Albo claimed hydrogen could make “Australia a renewable energy superpower”.

While Sir Joh claimed the technology would “alleviate the payment of funds of perhaps many thousands of millions of dollars for overseas sources of energy”, Albo said it was “building the infrastructure and clean energy to power new growth” and “catalysing new investment”.

Sir Joh said the technology could “overcome the urgency of prospective drilling in waters adjacent to the Barrier Reef”, while Albo said the investment was “safeguarding the extraordinary natural treasures of the Great Barrier Reef”.

Sir Joh admitted that he spent hours talking to company heads “in an endeavour to have the new industry centred in Queensland” – as did Albo.

The thought that a socialist prime minister would be channelling Sir Joh is, in itself, a remarkable thing.

We all believed Albo was mentored by Tom Uren when, apparently, the whole time, he has secretly been a student of the Country Party great. They could have shared a speech writer.

Hydrogen is continually regurgitated as a grand elixir of energy that will solve all our nation’s environmental and economic needs, but what remains stubbornly the same is the monumental cost to produce it.

While Sir Joh was guilty of spruiking a fairyland fuel source that worked so well on paper, the decades that followed heralded, instead of sunny meadows, the brutal truth.

At least Sir Joh didn’t kill off Australia’s existing industry to make it work. Albo will be bringing in a Bill to spend taxpayers’ millions on “emerging” powers such as hydrogen while trashing what is already made in Australia: bricks and steel, gas and coal, meat and wool, steak and seafood, fruit and veg, timber, and rich resources in the dirt.

Even Albo appears to know the risk, couching his language with predictive phrases, with companies “looking at” employing people, and even nodding to potential failure before he has signed a cheque.

In other words, while the hydro grifters got in Sir Joh’s head in 1979, they are in our wallet and in Albo’s pocket today. It has never been taken up because it has never been affordable. They got rhetoric from Joh but will get revenue from Albo.

You have to hand it to them, they can pick a mug from a mile away. The Albanese government has a bad habit of coming up with unaffordable plans.

? Exhibit one: Intermittent power with unknown secret agreements in taxpayer subsidies, solar and swindle factories, and transmission lines.

? Exhibit two: New electric vehicles that few can afford to buy subsidised new and few wish to buy second-hand.

? Exhibit three: Green hydrogen.

The difference is that when Sir Joh advocated hydrogen, he did not propose eliminating coal or killing petrol. Yet the Albanese government is forcing us down a net-zero road to a dead end.

This proposal will come to the same end as Sir Joh’s. The question is how many excuses will be given and how many taxpayer dollars will be squandered on the way.

What will be net zero by the end of this governments tenure is manufacturing which Ms Campion outlines with Albo’s mealy mouthed horseshit.
Nice country we had once.

Min
Min
April 13, 2024 7:49 am

The easiest action a woman can take to get even is to accuse the man of sexual misconduct even if it is not true. I saw this as a psychologist when in a marriage break up with accusations the dad abused the kids . Hard to prove with small children or kids who have been programmed with propaganda and fed lies. Other situations when it is just he said she said
As we have seen over the past number of years how often this has occurred No knickers the most notorious
In my own situation , Professor at Uni and more recently with person I had just met I did two things , told someone asap , hearsay evidence , and wrote all details down . Professor was sacked however sitting on other as neighbour in same apartment building where everyone is very social and he charms all the other ladies.
All this re Craig Maclachlan as well as all those Liberal politicians.

Bruce
Bruce
April 13, 2024 7:52 am

A little light reading;

https://www.danielgreenfield.org/2024/04/chicago-dems-plotted-worlds-greatest.html

Anybody spot any contemporary “resonance”?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 13, 2024 7:59 am

This is more what an attack is expected to be like:

Iran Readies Over 100 Cruise Missiles For Possible Strike Against Israel: US Officials (13 Apr)

Iran has readied a large number of missiles for a possible strike, according to three U.S. officials. Two of the officials said that Iran has readied more than 100 cruise missiles for a possible strike. Iran has also readied a sizeable number of drones that could be used in an attack on Israel, according to one official.

The officials said that Iran has been readying the missiles and drones over the last week.

A direct attack from Iran would be an act of war, and Israel would likely request the US to meet the terms of their military alliance.

What the fossil in the White House does is anyone’s guess, seeing his staffers are very hostile towards Israel and the muslim vote has been massively voting “uncommitted” in the primaries.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 13, 2024 8:11 am

Hydrogen is only a clean fuel when it is used, the difference being it is a waste of energy to produce it. ROI is never mentioned. I believe a state of the art plant is being built next to the Unicorn Fart Bottling Facility run by Union Super Funds.

Indolent
Indolent
April 13, 2024 8:12 am

Compulsory “gender studies”! Schools are deliberately warping children’s minds.
?’We went to see our daughter get a school prize and it was handed to a boy called Tommi’: SUE REID hears a mother’s heartbreaking story of how teachers kept her in the dark over her 14-year-old’s transition

‘I recalled that one dinner time, when she was 13, she began to discuss sexual orientation and pronouns.

‘Tania then said she had been studying gender at school through what I now know is the Government-approved and compulsory “Relationships and Sex Education” curriculum.

‘The daughter we love informed us she had chosen her pronouns but they were secret. My blood ran cold.’

When Patricia and Michael confronted the school after the awards ceremony, they were met with hostility.

‘The ‘safeguarding team’ called in to see us and told us we parents had no rights. All that mattered was the ‘child’s voice’. We were told that the Cass inquiry findings [which had been commissioned a couple of years prior], whatever they were, would be completely disregarded by the school.’

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 13, 2024 8:14 am

Coming to a nation near you.

Starlink Reportedly Instructed To Shutdown In Zimbabwe By Government (13 Aug)

Techzim can reveal that the government of Zimbabwe has instructed Starlink to shut down services in the country. Users of the service received an email from the satellite internet service provider today, advising them it had been directed to disable services. …

Coming under pressure from the market to explain why a more useful service was illegal to use, POTRAZ said they had no issues licensing Starlink as long as the company complied with the country’s laws – read fees, taxes, and ability for government to snoop on the traffic or disable the service at wish if the politics demanded it. Licensed operators in the country pay these costs (part of why the internet is so expensive in Zimbabwe) and allow government to intercept the internet when it wishes.

Increasingly fascist governments everywhere do not want the proles to escape their control. And increasingly they see Elon as an enemy.

Bobtheboozer
Bobtheboozer
April 13, 2024 8:14 am

From das Alter Fredde:
Black Ball
 April 12, 2024 7:33 pm

The Biggest problem is Guv’ment Red and Green Tape

Don’t forget Black Tape. The Whale Spirits are among us, well perhaps the greedy slags who wish to shut down industry.

How this shit can be even considered in a court is beyond me.

We can’t reject this out of hand, the Aboriginals will demand proof of God.
Any way around it apart from just refusing the question?

johanna
johanna
April 13, 2024 8:16 am

When I was a young gel in the APS I was asked to write a paper about mitigating the risk from Chironex fleckeri, aka box jellyfish.

It was one of the most enjoyable jobs ever – really interesting.

TheirABC informs us that people are still dying or being badly injured by these nasty buggers:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-13/surf-lifesaver-pleads-for-swimmers-to-wear-stinger-suits/103694570

My recommendation, decades ago, was that swimmers in these waters wear pantyhose (which prevent the poison sacs from breaking on the skin) and T shirts. Much to my surprise, these suggestions were not welcomed by my superiors.

Older and wiser, I now realise that I neglected to recommend further research and more warning signs and ‘education’ programs – in other words, more government intervention and expenditure.

I see that nothing much has changed.A ‘stinger suit’ would be the equivalent of pantihose and a t-shirt, although no doubt more expensive.

The thing with these stings is that the pain is so severe it can send people into cardiac arrest, and does.

Never been a fan of the tropics. No seasons except wet and dry, mould, creepy crawlies invading the home, humidity, boring vegetation.

Enjoying the start of autumn in somewhere where it blazes out in all its glory! Magnificent still days with bright blue skies against red, orange and yellow leaves.

Plus, as the nights cool down, all the bugs die. Die! Die, I tells ya (pant, pant). 🙂

Indolent
Indolent
April 13, 2024 8:17 am

coming of rage stories

if you wanted to break a child, how could you possibly improve upon the idea of filling their head with theories inculcated relentlessly and with vast moral opprobrium around a sort of original sin doctrine of “you’re a bad person and can only make amends by believing this and living it” and then shoving them out into the world where this theory will fail to map to anything real while you shout at them that this is proof that they’re a failed and fallen human.

consider the dissonance this must create.

it’s self-abnegating brainwashing sold as activist empowerment.

rosie
rosie
April 13, 2024 8:21 am

I don’t see anything other than a bit of hyperbole in that Express article.
More rockets arrived than Iron Dome could manage ie it was ‘overwhelmed’

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 13, 2024 8:21 am

In This Is What You Get By Laying Out Trays Of Free Money news:

Albanese Made in Queensland strategy earns a ringing endorsement from a leading trougher businessperson.

John Wagner, a co-founder and director at Queensland construction and infrastructure group Wagners, welcomed the Albanese policy as essential for the nation’s economic security. “It is absolutely essential that we arc up Australian manufacturing so I think it is great policy although I await further details,” he said.

Mr Wagner said it was vital for Australia to develop a sovereign manufacturing capability in critical areas including hydrogen, sustainable aviation fuel and missile production. “The implementation needs to happen quickly” he said.

[unlinkable OZ]

So, it looks like the Wellcamp Hub is going to become a sustainable missile factory.

Sunny uplands ahead…

duncanm
duncanm
April 13, 2024 8:22 am

https://twitter.com/sentdefender/status/1778834893268455577

OSINTdefender

@sentdefender

Footage showing Dozens of Interceptions by the Israeli Iron Dome and MIM-104 “Patriot” Air Defense Batteries over Northern Israel within the last few minutes following a Large Barrage of Rockets and Drones launched by Hezbollah in Southern Lebanon; in my opinion this could be an attempt to Exhaust the Stocks of Israeli Surface-to-Air Missile Batteries in the North of the Country, before a Larger Attack using Land-Attack Cruise and other more Advanced Missiles.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 13, 2024 8:24 am

Albo claimed hydrogen could make “Australia a renewable energy superpower”.

Gawd!

Yet another proclamation that Australia will become, under government direction, a sort of economic ‘powerhouse’.

Indolent
Indolent
April 13, 2024 8:25 am
rosie
rosie
April 13, 2024 8:27 am

Black tape isn’t just invoking the spirits it’s also insisting on intensive archaeological surveys, often extremely labour intensive ie hand sifting tonnes of soil in search of a piece of knapped stone and it is happening on every single project, large or small.
It just doesn’t make the headlines.

Indolent
Indolent
April 13, 2024 8:28 am
Indolent
Indolent
April 13, 2024 8:34 am

The Bee, but you have to wonder how long it’ll be before reality catches up.

Trump Indicted For Taking More Chick-fil-A Sauces Than He Actually Needed For His Order

Indolent
Indolent
April 13, 2024 8:36 am

We knew it would happen.

@charliekirk11

BREAKING: Speaker Mike Johnson just inexcusably voted against the American people and his voters by casting the tie-breaking vote 212-212 to defeat a FISA 702 amendment requiring a warrant to spy on Americans.

This is how the Constitution dies.

Brought to you by the House GOP.

Roger
Roger
April 13, 2024 8:46 am

That’s right the Israeli Christian founder of an Aramaic NGO was referring to Hebrew not Aramaic as the language of Christ.

What is this in reference to?

johanna
johanna
April 13, 2024 8:47 am

GreyRanga
April 13, 2024 8:11 am

Hydrogen is only a clean fuel when it is used, the difference being it is a waste of energy to produce it. ROI is never mentioned. I believe a state of the art plant is being built next to the Unicorn Fart Bottling Facility run by Union Super Funds.

Not the only difference, at all.

Hydrogen is the smallest molecule, just one item. As BoN has frequently reminded us, containing it on a reliable basis is not easy and not cheap.

If it is not perfectly contained, the slightest spark and BOOM! Just what you want in the family car, or a factory, or the ‘energy hub’ next door.

Just like the environmental laws, health and safety laws are selectively applied to products and projects favoured by the Greens and their allies.

rosie
rosie
April 13, 2024 8:59 am

Comments at the end of the last thread Roger.

Roger
Roger
April 13, 2024 8:59 am

The Dept. of Health has confirmed it has disposed of 35% of the Commonwealth’s covid vaccine supply, with another 15% due to be binned soon due as use by dates expire.

It is estimated only 26.2%of all vaccine doses purchased were administered.

During the covid panic Morrison’s government boasted that it spent $18bn on vaccines and treatment.

Less than 10% of Australians are presently “boostered”, many only so they can keep their jobs in healthcare and related sectors.

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Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
April 13, 2024 9:04 am

Good to see that the Lizard People have dropped the charade of putting stickers over the use-by dates. Any updates on the $500M worth of shingles vaxx?

Roger
Roger
April 13, 2024 9:09 am

Comments at the end of the last thread Roger.

Well, without going back to check…

As a Galilean Jesus would have spoken Aramaic, which in that region was quite close to Hebrew.

He would have used formal Hebrew in the synagogue and Greek when conversing with Roman soldiers and other Gentiles.

Latin was used on official Roman documents, but not much as a spoken language in the Judean province.

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Oh come on
Oh come on
April 13, 2024 9:11 am

The ABC tries a fact check that, for the first time ever, actually checks out:

How fast does a wombat really run? An investigation into the 40 kph phenomenon
Unsurprisingly, it is not actually one of the official ABC-RMIT fact checks. They are reserved solely for spreading lies.

Indolent
Indolent
April 13, 2024 9:17 am
flyingduk
flyingduk
April 13, 2024 9:22 am

If it is not perfectly contained, the slightest spark and BOOM! Just what you want in the family car, or a factory, or the ‘energy hub’ next door.

Wow, its almost like *every single* ‘renewable energy’ idea is a fire risk…. EV batteries, Wind turbine fires, Solar farms (due to the electrical infrastructure) etc etc etc

flyingduk
flyingduk
April 13, 2024 9:25 am

Any updates on the $500M worth of shingles vaxx?

We know that shingles is just another manifestation of a failure of immune surveillance, and given the now well documented immune suppression which occurred with the COVID injections, I struggle to see how ‘vaccinating’ against shingles (actually against Varicella Zoster) can possibly work.

Still, no doubt the experts are onto it.

lotocoti
lotocoti
April 13, 2024 9:27 am

If it is not perfectly contained, the slightest spark and BOOM! Just what you want in the family car, or a factory, or the ‘energy hub’ next door.

Imagine the Port Rejuvenation Potential of a 50,000 DWT hydrogen carrier.

Roger
Roger
April 13, 2024 9:28 am

Forgot the link for the vax figures.

Roger
Roger
April 13, 2024 9:36 am

Remember when Jacinda Ardern told Kiwis to only get their news from the state?

NZ’s only privately owned FTA news service, Newshub, will close its doors at the end of June, leaving NZers who can’t afford a sub to Sky reliant on the state broadcaster…or the interwebs.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
April 13, 2024 9:37 am

Enjoying the start of autumn in somewhere where it blazes out in all its glory! Magnificent still days with bright blue skies against red, orange and yellow leaves.

Yes johanna, Autumn in this part of the world is a pleasant experience. Cold nights and clear sunny days.

Have to wait until Anzac Day before heaters can be turned on or fires lit.

Anzac Day, the day we reserve to remember those who have served our country.

Also the day that Collingwood bashes Essendon.

Who kicked 5 goals in the 1990 Grand Final? Hahaha – Essendon.

johanna
johanna
April 13, 2024 9:38 am

Quite possibly true, but ignoring the self inflicted wounds:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-13/nsw-parramatta-police-citizens-youth-club-closes/103700650

A charity that has been providing at-risk youths with breakfast, washed clothes, and mentorship for more than 60 years has shut its doors in Sydney’s west.
Parramatta’s Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) was a place where volunteers used the structure of exercise routines to help divert teenagers away from potential crime.
But on Friday the charity closed its Parramatta branch amid rising costs, even though its old premises sold for more than $30 million in 2016.

The thing the ‘urban planners’ who ravaged Parramatta and turned it into a crime-ridden series of empty spaces will never admit to is that their Utopian theories are completely upside down.

First, they closed off the central square to traffic, leading to boarded up shops and a place where nobody who wasn’t trying to score would go after dark.

Then they administered the coup de grace. The main street was a thriving, bubbling string of restaurants, bars and shops. It was four lanes – two for traffic, two for parking, People would cruise along, slip into a park, have a meal or a coffee or a drink, and move on.

Gaia (personified by local councillors) found this deeply offensive. So they blocked off the whole road, The business there are going broke one by one, and the street culture is dead.

As someone who has been here and there, I used to love Parramatta. There was a great shop that sold war historia, you could get a Bloody Mary at 8 am,
and the hardest decision about food was which to choose.

Those evil ‘urban planners’ have destroyed Parramatta,’

Roger
Roger
April 13, 2024 9:42 am

Have to wait until Anzac Day before heaters can be turned on or fires lit.

First frost in these parts is usually around ANZAC Day.

BOM warning of a warmer than usual winter, so I’d better get some firewood ordered.

Oh come on
Oh come on
April 13, 2024 9:43 am

Okay, let’s move beyond the pointless Hebrew/ Aramaic discussion. Surely the more relevant question is, are Palestinian Christians in the West Bank treated as any other Palestinian by Israel, or does Israel distinguish between those who are likely to strike at it (perhaps by way of their history of striking Israel), and those that are not (ie. Palestinian Christians) and not treat such people punitively?

Because if it’s the former, I’d describe that as unjustifiable and thus persecution.

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Miltonf
Miltonf
April 13, 2024 9:45 am

Don’t forget Beryl’s Gladishocklian’s trams – turned Church St inside out. Are hey running yet?

Rufus T Firefly
Rufus T Firefly
April 13, 2024 9:47 am

“A direct attack from Iran would be an act of war …..”
Quite right Bruce.

What about if a nation attacks another nation’s embassy?
Would that be considered an act of war?
Or is that answer dependent on the nations involved, in accordance with the “Rules Based Order”?

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
April 13, 2024 9:48 am

By coincidence have just finished listening to the Tucker Carlson interview with Gina Carano (The Mandalorian and ex UFC fighter) that Indolent posted. Elon is funding her in legal action v Disney who fired her.

Roger’s link on Covid vaccines goes to Substack of Rebekah Barnett who is an independent journalist doing great work. On Twitter she is Dystopian Down Under and well worth following.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 13, 2024 9:49 am

Joh

How many developers are going to make a tonne from killing off those pesky small business to replace with dog boxes to satisfy those high density ghettos being planned. I note Paramatta speedway and Rosehill are likely to be/have been casualties as well, weird because V’Landys runs his mouth off all the time but is silent about Rosehill’s resumption.

johanna
johanna
April 13, 2024 9:54 am

Yes johanna, Autumn in this part of the world is a pleasant experience. Cold nights and clear sunny days.
Have to wait until Anzac Day before heaters can be turned on or fires lit.

I am aware of that custom, old Canberrans have mentioned it. It reminds me of The Divine Agatha’s A Murder is Announced.

Oh come on
Oh come on
April 13, 2024 9:55 am

Thank you for that information, Roger. It is hardly surprising. The government vaxx purchases at the height of vaxx-mania should have made absolutely no sense to anyone with even a tenuous grasp of rudimentary mathematics. Remember when the govt announced it was purchasing 50 million doses of the ‘good’ vaxx, Novavax? That was after they’d committed to purchasing goodness-knows how many millions of the other three. Why?? Just madness.

Oh come on
Oh come on
April 13, 2024 9:59 am

Hopefully there’s enough space in our chemical waste dumps to fit all of those unused vaxxes, given they’re already stuffed full of out-of-date RAT tests.

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Roger
Roger
April 13, 2024 10:08 am

Thank you for that information, Roger.

Thanks to citizen journalist Rebekah Barnett!

Link provided just upthread.

Roger
Roger
April 13, 2024 10:12 am

What about if a nation attacks another nation’s embassy?

Would that be considered an act of war?

Not in international law.

rosie
rosie
April 13, 2024 10:17 am

As far as I know Israel has as little as possible to do with the Wesr Bank as they can, rolling in to root out terrorists, either after attacks or when their information indicates attacks are imminent.
The big tell is the dimunitition of the percentage of Christians in Bethlehem under Jordanian rule, the increase in percentage under Israeli rule and the massive decrease since the PA took over.
The Maronite pointed out he’d never heard of the pastor interviewed by Tucker and he reckoned he had a congregation of ten.
You can also look at how few Christians now love in Gaza, under a thousand when there were 3000 when Hamas took over in 2007.

You might also consider the persecution of Christians in Syria, in Egypt, in Iraq, in Lebanon.
Incidentally, 7000 Chrimmigrated immigrated from Lebanon to Israel in 2000.
The Israeli Christian community is the only growing one in the middle east.

Oh come on
Oh come on
April 13, 2024 10:19 am

Last year or possibly the year before, there was news that a Perth couple I’d never heard of had bought a 1970s-era riverside mansion that had not aged well at all. Absolutely prime real estate due to the location, however. They were planning on demolishing it and rebuilding. Something presumably palatial, given the neighbouring properties. Apparently they’d made their money by importing RAT tests from China when the WA government bought an absurdly large number of these (far more than we could ever use). That was one helluva get-rich-quick scheme, and totally legal.

Probably had to know the right people to get the contract, however. I don’t think the government went through the standard procurement processes, given the ’emergency’. We need a bazillion RAT tests yesterday! Who can deliver? Okay, here’s a signed cheque – just write in whatever number you need to get the job done.

rosie
rosie
April 13, 2024 10:20 am

The issue in Israel appears to be certain Protestant sects aggressively proletysing.
That would tick me off too.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
April 13, 2024 10:24 am

Over 50 million Novovax jabs not used as per Barnett article. Remember that was the non MNRA jab that many were waiting for but arrived and got approved too late (ie. January 2022). Then when it was approved it was only for first two jabs and not as a booster. Problem was that by then jab no 3, the booster, was being mandated so pointless to take Novovax as would still need to take Pfizer as a booster.

So following the science, oops I mean lack of demand, TGA a month later said now OK as a booster. However the damage was done and many who had been waiting for it did not take it up. I know a GP who was waiting for it but reluctantly took Pfizer as wanted to keep job and time had run out for him.

“Remember when the govt announced it was purchasing 50 million doses of the ‘good’ vaxx, Novavax? “

Oh come on
Oh come on
April 13, 2024 10:39 am

The Maronite pointed out he’d never heard of the pastor interviewed by Tucker and he reckoned he had a congregation of ten.

Okay so I think I can safely ignore this person as not being credible. Took only a few seconds of internet research to find evidence pre-dating the pastor’s Tucker interview that suggests he holds a position of some stature in Bethlehem and would obviously have a congregation larger than 10.

Incidentally, how would this guy know that a pastor he’d never heard of have a congregation of 10?

will
will
April 13, 2024 10:42 am

from The Australian:

Man wrongfully accused of rape moves to sue state

A man who spent eight months in jail for rape and faced a lengthy jury trial despite never committing a crime has sought legal advice over how to sue the state of NSW.

Those sex robots cannot come soon enough.

I can imagine it would be a good business filling a brothel with perfect women.

Roger
Roger
April 13, 2024 10:47 am

What a brilliant strategy by NATO. After 2 years and much blood and treasure, NATO has fashioned a larger and more capable RuAF. This is winning.

And Putin has fashioned a larger and more capable NATO.

Brilliance all ’round!

Anders
Anders
April 13, 2024 10:59 am

Apparently they’d made their money by importing RAT tests from China when the WA government bought an absurdly large number of these (far more than we could ever use).

The WA government spent $580 million on RAT tests

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 13, 2024 11:10 am

I used a RAT test once. The water from the kitchen tap came up clear.

True story.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 13, 2024 11:22 am

“Yet another proclamation that Australia will become, under government direction, a sort of economic ‘powerhouse”.

Hey, Tennis Elbow.

This is a Powerhouse –

? https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.yzOobRO6JeAJYKm55PZQugHaEo&pid=Api&rs=1&c=1&qlt=95&w=170&h=106

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Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 13, 2024 11:22 am

Psychedelics and trauma: How one survivor of festival terror attack ‘felt no fear’By Natan Odenheimer, Aaron Boxerman and Gal KoplewitzApril 13, 2024 — 5.45am

Listen to this article
10 min
One Israeli said that being high on LSD during the Hamas-led attack on October 7 prompted a spiritual revelation that helped him escape the carnage at a desert rave. Another is certain the drug MDMA made him more decisive and gave him the strength to carry his girlfriend as they fled the scene. A third said that experiencing the assault during a psychedelic trip has helped him more fully process the trauma.
Some 4000 revellers gathered on the night of October 6 at a field in southern Israel, mere kilometres from the Gaza Strip border, for the Tribe of Nova music festival. At dawn, thousands of Hamas-led terrorists stormed Israel’s defences under the cover of a rocket barrage.

About 1200 people were killed that day, the deadliest in Israeli history according to Israeli authorities, including 360 at the rave alone. Many of the ravers were under the influence of mind-altering substances such as LSD, MDMA and ketamine as they witnessed the carnage or fled for their lives.
For a group of Israeli researchers at the University of Haifa, the attack has created a rare opportunity to study the intersection of trauma and psychedelics, a field that has drawn increased interest from scientists in recent years.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 13, 2024 11:35 am

The young chap takes off his prosthetic legs and goes into beast mode.

@2:09

Good stuff.

Knuckle Sandwich Compilation
https://rumble.com/v4objj6-knuckle-sandwich-compilation.html

cohenite
April 13, 2024 11:38 am

Too many good insights into the shitminds of lefties to select one:

FrontPage Magazine | Inside Every Progressive Is A Totalitarian Screaming To Get Out

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 13, 2024 11:39 am

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Makka
Makka
April 13, 2024 11:40 am

Nice country we had once.

It was the best, and we knew it. So did much of the world, that’s why after the war so many wanted to come here. Fresh start, opportunities, good place to raise your family, affordable.

And those that came then, predominantly European, assimilated with Australia with enthusiasm. They wanted better for them and their children and theirs. So they worked at it.

It’s hard to look back and not grieve for that place, considering the multi-culti abomination that’s been thrust onto us.

lotocoti
lotocoti
April 13, 2024 11:44 am

And Putin has fashioned a larger and more capable NATO.

That NATO shouldn’t be confused with the other NATO
which is currently discovering exactly how far
behind the capability curve they really are.

Oh come on
Oh come on
April 13, 2024 11:44 am

The issue in Israel appears to be certain Protestant sects aggressively proletysing.

That would tick me off too.

What’s the issue?

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 13, 2024 11:56 am

A new film on the American Civil War – This one quite soon.

Here is the Trailer –

https://youtu.be/e-FZ7hQ5EYU

JC
JC
April 13, 2024 12:07 pm

Cronkite, Fraser may have started it, but we need to understand where it may have all came from. Fraser’s mother had Jewish heritage and the refugee thing could’ve played on his mind. Also, in the 70s, no one would’ve known what the fck Islam was about. Hit him for other things like not floating the Aussie dollar sooner.

shatterzzz
April 13, 2024 12:09 pm

Gotta luv soccer reports .. headliner on ALeague.com ..
Irankunda scores ANOTHER stunner in Coopers Stadium farewell
So you click on it and what do you get .. Adelaide Utd overseas bound kid scores a goal against Macarthur Utd last night ….. but ….. read on .. and .. Adelaide got beaten 2-1 and the same “kid” missed a penalty ..
Sorta cancels out the “STUNNER” .. LOL! ..

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 13, 2024 12:14 pm

Elon is amazing.

SpaceX’s most-flown reusable rocket will go for its 20th launch tonight (12 Apr)

Sadly just missed it, since it was due for 01:22 UTC and that was about fifty minutes ago. I just found a YT of it here though, the Moon just above and left of the launcher is a very fine and symbolic accidental feature.

Rabz
April 13, 2024 12:18 pm

So edifying to see and hear the braindead lamestream meeja stroking itself into an orgasmic frenzy at the prospect of an iranian attack on Israel.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 13, 2024 12:23 pm

And to be fair to SpaceX here’s their own coverage, which is high quality.

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1778464774894072023

Launching recovering fueling up and relaunching the same rocket 20 times is an awesome historic milestone.

Baba
Baba
April 13, 2024 12:26 pm

and the massive decrease (% of Christians in Bethlehem) since the PA took over.

Where do the Palestinians displaced from their West Bank land by ‘settlers’ end up? Living on skyhooks?

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 13, 2024 12:28 pm

It was the best, and we knew it. So did much of the world, that’s why after the war so many wanted to come here. Fresh start, opportunities, good place to raise your family, affordable.

It was still firmly that way in 1980.

It obviously still is attractive – although the opportunities that do the attracting appear to be significantly different.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 13, 2024 12:30 pm

A new film on the American Civil War

I’m amused that Stephen Romei gives it four stars in the Paywallian today.

John Nolte’s take is a tiny bit different…

‘Civil War’ Review: Ridiculously Dopey, Anti-Trump Snuff Film (12 Apr)

😀 RTWT, it’s worth it!

Vicki
Vicki
April 13, 2024 12:55 pm

Australia bins 35% of multi-billion dollar Covid vaccine supplyOnly 26% of the total 267 million purchased doses have made it into Aussie armsREBEKAH BARNETT
APR 13

As part of its pandemic response, the Australian government purchased 267.3 million doses of Covid vaccines, enough to vaccinate Australia’s population of approximately 26 million people ten times over. 
But figures released to Dystopian Down Under by the Department of Health (DOH) this week confirm that, three years into the vaccine program, only 70 million doses, or 26% of the 267.3 million doses purchased, have been administered, while 35% of vaccines doses have been wasted since the start of the vaccine rollout.
Last week, the Australian reported that more than 35% of Covid vaccines were being tossed out as of January due to oversupply. The revelation came from the DOH’s public submission to the federal Covid inquiry. 
The wording made it unclear if this was a cumulative figure or applicable only to the month of January, so I contacted the DOH to confirm the total wastage to date, along with some further questions on the value of doses purchased, delivered, and wasted, and exactly how many had been administered.

A DOH spokesperson responded,

“As of 31 March 2024 the total COVID-19 vaccine program wastage rate was at 35.69%. Australia’s wastage rate is within the World Health Organization (WHO) acceptable wastage parameters for multidose vials of 15% and 40%.

“Approximately 80% of COVID-19 vaccine wastage is attributed to expiry of doses across warehouses and vaccine administration sites.”

This appears to mean that 80% of the wasted doses simply expired on the shelf. 

The remaining 20% of wasted doses would likely be due to administration sites not managing to use the entire contents of multi-dose vials once opened. While unopened vials have a shelf-life of anywhere between 9-18 months, opened vials must be used within 6-48 hours.

The DOH refused to confirm the value of doses purchased or wasted, or how many of the purchased doses have actually been delivered, “for contractural and security reasons.” The Australian government has repeatedly refused to release details of its tax-payer-funded Covid vaccine purchase agreements.

However, we know that total government spending on Covid vaccines and treatment supply amounts to over $18 billion, of which it appears that the lion’s share was allocated to purchasing vaccine doses.¹
Source: Department of Health and Aged Care

Most of these remain unused. DOH figures provided to me this week show that as at 3 April, only a quarter (70 million) of the 267.3 million purchased doses had been used, at a total usage rate of 26.2%
Of the remaining 197.3 million unadministered doses, the DOH advised that approximately 53 million doses have been donated as foreign aid.²
That leaves approximately 144 million doses, more than half of the total stockpile, either already expired, or likely to expire within the next several years, as booster rates hover below 10%. ³

As Australia’s vaccine purchases extend into 2023 and 2024, it is probable that a portion of these doses still be viable up to 2025. 
But even if vaccine doses never expired, it would take Australians 29 years to work their way through the glut, based on the five million boosters administered in the past 12 months.

As it stands, usage rates by brand are as below:

  • Of 131 million Pfizer doses purchased, 48.5 million have been administered, a usage rate of 37%. 82.5 million doses remain.
  • Of 29 million Moderna doses purchased, 7.5 million have been administered, a usage rate of 25.7%. 21.5 million doses remain.
  • Of 56.3 million AstraZeneca doses purchased, 13.8 million have been administered, a usage rate of 24.5%. As the AstraZeneca stockpile expired on 20 March 2023, the remaining 42.5 million doses have been binned, unless they were donated as aid prior to this date.
  • Stunningly, of 51 million Novavax doses purchased, only 273,700 have been administered, a usage rate of 0.5%. 50.7 million doses, 99.5% of the stockpile, remain. This is because by the time Novavax was approved for use, in December 2021, over 90% of Australians aged 16 and over had already been double vaccinated.

In a July 2022 article investigating Australia’s already apparent vast vaccine wastage, the ABC asked if perhaps the government had bought too many vaccines?
Deborah Gleeson, Associate Professor of Public Health at La Trobe University, criticised the government’s run on the global vaccine supply, suggesting that Australia had hoarded more than its share.
Prof Gleeson told the ABC,

“Australia really participated in a bigger trend that we’ve seen worldwide of wealthy countries buying up far more doses of COVID-19 vaccines than they needed early on in the pandemic. And this is a practice that unfortunately has continued.”

It’s enough to make advocates for global vaccine equity lose sleep at night.
The news of the Australian government’s wastage of billions of dollars worth of Covid vaccines comes as Australians are grappling with the soaring cost of living and the worst housing crisis on record, with over a quarter of a million Australians accessing homelessness services in 2022-2023.

The government webpage also details investment in aid program COVAX, and research and supply chain developments, including some funding for the development of a potential Covid vaccine (since abandoned). The page mentions a 10-year partnership with Moderna and the Victorian Government that will see Moderna build an mRNA vaccine manufacturing facility at Monash University Victoria. However, it is unclear if funding for the Moderna partnership comes from this $18 billion investment, or from other funding.

From a DOH spokesperson, 

“Australia has donated more than 52 million doses to countries in the Indo Pacific and Southeast Asia.

·      23.6 million as part of our commitment to share 40 million doses through the Department’s procured supply; and

·      28.5 million as part of the commitment to share 20 million doses through DFAT’s agreement with UNICEF.

“Australia has offered a further 16.8 million doses to the COVAX Facility for distribution to participating developed and developing countries. Of the 755,200 doses that were accepted by the COVAX Facility, 14,400 have been donated.”

Note that because the DOH would not confirm how many of the 267.3 million purchased doses have been delivered, the precise number of doses sitting in the national stockpile cannot be determined. However, the vaccine agreement webpage does specify delivery dates of some purchases, and from this, it can be ascertained that the great majority of doses purchased have already been delivered. 

Hugh
Hugh
April 13, 2024 1:05 pm

in the 70s, no one would’ve known what the fck Islam was about. 

No one except those who read books.

shatterzzz
April 13, 2024 1:12 pm

So edifying to see and hear the braindead lamestream meeja stroking itself into an orgasmic frenzy at the prospect of an iranian attack on Israel.

And, of course, the retaliatory consequences will be all Israel’s fault .. nuttin to do with those sweet mullahs …. FFS!

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Baba
Baba
April 13, 2024 1:13 pm

Haaretz

Israel Has Declared Record Amount of West Bank Land as State-owned in 2024

Thousands of acres were designated as state-owned property in just three months, while the remapping of land already categorized as state-owned has been paving the way for potential settlement construction

rosie
rosie
April 13, 2024 1:16 pm

Exactly. I can’t imagine why Jews wouldn’t like being harassed by proletizing Evangelicals near the Wailing Wall

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 13, 2024 1:19 pm

Alex Garland is a very talented writer, producer, director.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0307497/

His work usually needs rewatching.
Devs wasn’t perfect, but was very thought provoking.

No doubt Civil War will be multi layered.
I’m guessing it will be along the same lines as The Hunt.
A Rorschach test.

Vicki
Vicki
April 13, 2024 1:53 pm

Peter Hartcher, who wrote the prescient book “Red Zone” a couple of years ago, reckons that Xi has deliberately put the brakes on the Chinese economy – not because it was overheated – but because he is preparing China for war.

Hartcher is a Leftie (like Clive Hamilton who has also written on the threat of China – “Silent Invasion” & “Hidden Hand”) – but has done impeccable research on China & understands their modus operandi.

https://omny.fm/shows/please-explain-1/peter-hartcher-on-why-china-is-tanking-its-economy

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 13, 2024 2:00 pm

Another Brit gets into bother on Koh Tao Thailand:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13300463/British-backpacker-dead-shallow-water-ditch-Thailands-notorious-Koh-Tao-Death-Island-vanishing-night-girlfriend.html

Mates mrs tells me words doing the round on Thai social media bush telegraph and have for years is a very influential mans family is involved with all these killings. The man owns all the cops on the island and has mafia links as well. Apparently a number of Thais have suffered the same fate. Usually suicide or immigrant workers blamed. First rule of travel, don’t walk in dark areas alone at night in foreign countries…

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 13, 2024 2:16 pm

Another Brit gets into bother on Koh Tao Thailand

And an Israeli in Malaysia.

Israeli arrested in Malaysia faces up to 40 years in prison (13 Apr)

Malaysia is muslim majority, do not go there.

Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
April 13, 2024 2:34 pm

First rule of travel, don’t walk in dark areas alone at night in foreign countries…

If you do have to go out in a known dangerous area late at night, if it has street lights walk in the middle of the road, you have a chance to see who is coming. (Obviously traffic permitting)

An old Port Moresby safety tip.

JC
JC
April 13, 2024 3:36 pm

Abbott gets interviewed by the Wall Street Journal’s Weekend interview. He gave a speech in Phoenix Az.

Tony Abbott, a Fighter in the Cold War With China
The former Australian prime minister is worried by the U.S. tilt toward isolationism—though he has faith America will come through in the end.

Phoenix

Americans dispirited by the 2024 presidential campaign might find it bracing to listen to Tony Abbott. “The Western world has never been more materially rich,” Mr. Abbott recently told a symposium on classical education here. “But it’s rarely been more spiritually bereft.” Since winning the Cold War, he says, the West has become “economically, militarily and culturally flabby, like a retired sportsman.” His warning is dire: If we don’t shape up, China will leave us in the dust.

Mr. Abbott, 66, is a politician, but not an American one. He served as prime minister of Australia from 2013 through 2015, arguably the most conservative and pro-American leader his notably pro-American country has had. He swears by Plato, Shakespeare, the New Testament and “narrative history starting with the ancient Greeks and Romans.” Ronald Reagan and Winston Churchill are his political role models.

But he’s a fighter as well as a thinker—every inch the pugilist he was when he won his boxing colors, called a “blue,” as a 21-year-old heavyweight at Oxford University. (He is also a director of Fox Corp., whose ownership overlaps with the Journal’s parent company, News Corp.) We meet in a corner of the Phoenix Convention Center on the morning after his speech. He’s just been to the gym at his modest downtown hotel and can’t resist boasting that he hasn’t outgrown his Oxford blue’s blazer. “I found it in the cupboard and as an experiment I tried to see if I could still fit it,” he says. “I can.”

You might call Xi Jinping his personal trainer, for it’s China, he says, that “exercises” him the most. He wishes he could talk about “the China opportunity”—and a decade ago he did. “As prime minister, I concluded a free-trade deal between my country and China—the only free-trade deal at the time . . . that China has done with a G-20 economy.” He regrets it now: For China, “There is no such thing as a free market, no such thing as an independent business. The Chinese turn trade on and off like a tap to suit their strategic purposes.”

Relations between Canberra and Beijing started to sour after Malcolm Turnbull succeeded Mr. Abbott as prime minister. In 2018 Australia banned Huawei from its 5G rollout over national-security concerns. “We were the first country to do that, even before the United States,” Mr. Abbott says. (The U.S. did it in 2019.)

Tensions heightened in May 2020, when the Australian government called for a full, independent international investigation into the origins of “the Wuhan virus,” as Mr. Abbott calls it. “That really set the Chinese off. There was a furious reaction from Beijing, including statements from the Global Times”—a state propaganda organ—“that Australia was the ‘chewing gum’ on China’s boot.” China slapped what Mr. Abbott calls “capricious and arbitrary bans on some $20 billion worth of Australian trade,” including lobster, wine, barley and coal.

In 2021 the Chinese Embassy in Canberra issued a list of 14 demands, including “essentially, that we end the American alliance, permit all Chinese investment, and cease all criticism of the Chinese government. No independent, sovereign country could accept that.” Australia didn’t.

“It’s crystal clear under Xi Jinping that the role of the party-state is being massively reinforced,” Mr. Abbot says. “There’s been the rise of the ‘social credit’ system, and the increasingly genocidal tendencies in Xinjiang province. Having crushed the freedom of Hong Kong, they’re now dead set on taking Taiwan as part of their oft-declared aim to be the global hegemon by midcentury.” That means we’re “deep into a new cold war,” one that could be “every bit as difficult, as taxing, as costly, as stressful as the last one.”

If not more. China is “rapidly becoming a first-rate military, but it is also undoubtedly a first-rate economy,” Mr. Abbott says. By contrast, the Soviet Union was “never more than a third-rate economy, and Russia and the other Comecon nations were more or less hermetically sealed from the economies of the wider world.” (Comecon, the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance, consisted of the Soviet Union, its Eastern European satellites, and the communist states of Cuba, Mongolia and Vietnam.)

The West, “inevitably led by the United States,” needs “to accept the reality of this new cold war and do our best to ensure that it ends as well as the last one did, with a victory for freedom and liberalism.” How? “By doing everything we can to reduce our economic vulnerability, to increase our deterrent capability, and to regain the cultural self-confidence that was an important part of winning the Cold War.”

On the economic front, Mr. Abbott believes that “decoupling” from China, “at least in vital supply chains,” is necessary, “however lengthy and costly, particularly for a country like the United States, if it is to remain what it always has been—a great arsenal of democracy.” The West needs to “rebuild its manufacturing base as quickly as possible by not having free trade with China, by not sharing significant [industrial] secrets, by not giving them access to our manufacturing processes.”

It also needs to halt “the widespread economic self-harm that we are inflicting upon ourselves.” By this he means “the climate cult. This notion that there is a climate emergency is, I think, completely without foundation.”

“Even if the global-warming hypothesis is correct,” he says with relish, “a couple of degrees of warming over several decades wouldn’t justify the extreme steps that we’re taking—the economic revolution that we’re undertaking.” He says that “a country which thinks that the greatest economic, political and moral challenge of our times is climate change is, at the very least, going to be extremely distracted if it comes to fighting a war, or even running a cold war.” Never mind a hot one: “The Ukrainians aren’t worrying too much about climate change right now,” he says. “I don’t think the Israelis are obsessing about emissions at the moment.”

Mr. Abbott says he won’t comment on the policies of an American president, then does so anyway, describing President Biden’s “so-called Inflation Reduction Act” as “basically a climate-change policy masquerading as anti-inflation policy.” That may not augur well for Mr. Biden in November. Every election in Australia where climate change has been an issue, Mr. Abbott says, has produced a thumping win for the party “which is most skeptical of the whole thing. But this is one of those transitions where the public is rarely asked. It’s an elite project which has been foisted on the public.”

As for military deterrence, Mr. Abbott points to two “projects” that could discourage Beijing from using force in Taiwan and elsewhere. The first is the Quad, the four-nation “democratic partnership” between Australia, India, Japan and the U.S., set up in 2007 to counter China in the Indo-Pacific. Australia withdrew the following year when the center-left Kevin Rudd became prime minister, then rejoined in 2010 after Mr. Rudd’s party lost power. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe then “made massive efforts to reinvigorate it.”

Mr. Abbott sets great store by the Quad: “It’s the first time that independent India has moved away from strategic detachment. It’s a definite tilt by India towards the West.” But the Quad will work only “if America appreciates Indian pride and self-respect and potential.” India wouldn’t have joined the grouping “if the Quad initiative had come from the Americans. The fact that it came from Abe made it acceptable to the Indians.” Mr. Abbott praises Abe, who left office in 2020 and who was assassinated in 2022, as “a great global statesman.”

The second project is Aukus, the trilateral security pact set up in 2021 between “the great Anglosphere countries,” Australia, the U.K. and the U.S. Mr. Abbott describes it as “a whole new level of defense and security cooperation.” The three nations are now “essentially treated as one for military procurement and strategic cooperation purposes.” Australia will acquire Virginia-class nuclear submarines—the newest class available—from the U.S. and a new-generation British sub will be built in Australia.

The original Cold War was as much a duel of ideologies as it was a shadow (and often proxy) military confrontation. The West seems to have depleted the self-confidence that sustained it through the Cold War. “How and why it’s gone is a fascinating question,” Mr. Abbott says, “but gone it has, at least among vast swaths of Western elites.” Behind the loss of swagger is an enervation rooted in a sense of historical guilt.

Americans agonize incessantly over slavery, Britons over imperialism, Australians over the treatment of indigenous people. Mr. Abbott wants us to acknowledge that “Project America, Project Britain and Project Australia are marvels”: “The main Anglosphere countries are as free, as fair, as prosperous as anything on earth.” People all over the world are “desperate” to come to them, testimony “that our societies are welcoming, magnanimous, decent places. And yet we don’t seem to see in ourselves what everyone else does.”

As Mr. Abbott tells it, a palpable loss of domestic confidence in the U.S. is corroding America’s external projection and potency. The same is true of Australia, though in a minor key since the country’s heft is much smaller. The U.S. move toward isolationism is evident in its wavering over Ukraine. “I just think, frankly, that America is badly letting down a democracy in desperate need.”

He gives President Biden “all credit for what he has done,” but wishes it had been more. “The congressional game-playing over the Ukrainian aid package is wrong. Given that everyone says they wanted to provide the aid, I just wish they would not let their disagreements on other issues jeopardize the provision of aid that Ukraine desperately needs.”

Vladimir Putin and Mr. Xi regard the West as “degenerate, utterly effete. And I don’t think that’s a good image to show to the wider world, particularly to people who don’t see our self-doubt as a sign of maturity, but as a sign of weakness.”

For all that, Mr. Abbott—who entered a Roman Catholic seminary at 26 but decided the priesthood wasn’t for him—professes a seemingly unshakable faith in the U.S.: “America unleashed is an amazing, creative country, with an enormous capacity if roused,” he says. “One of my little missions is to express, on behalf of myself and many of my compatriots, gratitude to the United States for everything it’s done over the last seven decades.” The modern world is a product of “American strength, American benevolence, American blood, American treasure.” It is “more free, more fair, more safe, more rich for more people than at any time in history, thanks to the Pax Americana.”

This Pax America has been challenged, he says, “as never before, and yet America remains the indispensable nation, not because it should be expected to do everything, but because without America the efforts of others will be much less successful, even quite futile.”

The prospect of a Pax Sinica—a Chinese world order—makes Mr. Abbott shudder. “A world under American leadership becomes more like America, and a world under Chinese leadership would inevitably become more like China. I think it would be a very oppressive pax indeed.”

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 13, 2024 3:52 pm

” but wishes it had been more. “The congressional game-playing over the Ukrainian aid package is wrong. Given that everyone says they wanted to provide the aid, I just wish they would not let their disagreements on other issues jeopardize the provision of aid that Ukraine desperately needs.”

I don’t know if Abbott is a simpleton or just dishonest. Calling Ukraine a democracy is preposterous. Given the political games the neocons have been playing there for decades, Abbott’s arguments are specious.

Makka
Makka
April 13, 2024 3:53 pm

“A world under American leadership becomes more like America,

No thanks. Abbott is living in the past.

rosie
rosie
April 13, 2024 4:00 pm

Well I liked Abbott’s speech.
The Ukraine had elections, irrespective if there was large scale interference, I guess in that’s the criterion then the US isn’t a democracy either.

Makka
Makka
April 13, 2024 4:07 pm

I guess in that’s the criterion then the US isn’t a democracy either.

It’s not. It’s a constitutional republic, as designed by the Founding Fathers. Now subverted by stolen elections.

For all his intellect, Abbott is a feather head.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
April 13, 2024 4:10 pm

Just on 4BC. Just happened

4 people stabbed at Bondi Westfield. Cops have shot one person. Shops have closed shutters with customers and staff inside.

Place your bets on culprit.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 13, 2024 4:13 pm

New Graphics to Help Climate Alarmists (Relax) –

13 minute video –

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Tom
Tom
April 13, 2024 4:16 pm

For all his intellect, Abbott is a feather head.

He’s also part of the political establishment.

The other half of the political establishment now rules Australia. The fact that it’s the socialist half is beside the point.

Abbott still sees a world where rules apply. The ALP — and China — do not.

rosie
rosie
April 13, 2024 4:21 pm

“Abbott still sees a world where rules apply. The ALP — and China — do not.”
Abbott speech made a couple of references to how China doesn’t play by the rules.

Hugh
Hugh
April 13, 2024 4:32 pm

Abbott speech made a couple of references to how China doesn’t play by the rules.

That is the point, Rosie.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
April 13, 2024 4:33 pm

Daily Telegraph now got brief details about Bondi.

First to be stabbed was a mother and child.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 13, 2024 4:34 pm

Police operation under way, reports of stabbings at Bondi Junction
By cydonee mardon

  • Chief of Staff

and madeline crittenden

  • Reporter
  • The Sunday Telegraph
  • 4:19PM April 13, 2024

A police operation is under way at a shopping centre in Bondi Junction, with reports a man has stabbed four people, The Daily Telegraph reports.
Witnesses say a man was chasing people with a knife, before the Westfield complex was evacuated and locked down.
It’s understood multiple people have been stabbed.

Early reports suggest the armed man has been shot by police. Police believe there is one offender.
Police – including the Tactical Operations Unit – and ambulances are on scene, and people have been seen screaming and crying out the front of the complex.
A young witness currently locked inside a store – said she has heard gunshots and “blood-curdling” screams.
“We are absolutely terrified,” she said.

Baba
Baba
April 13, 2024 4:49 pm

2024. Russia held scheduled presidential elections, Ukraine did not.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 13, 2024 5:08 pm

“I just think, frankly, that America is badly letting down a democracy in desperate need.”

What absolute tosh. Unless he’s talking about how the US turned the Ukraine into a playground for the Washington War Machine. Or unless he was talking about the US in desperate need for free and fair presidential elections. Of course he wasn’t, so what an absolute twerp. Can’t these idiots think outside the square? Like I say, just fluffing around. I have no time for him anymore.

Bruce in WA
April 13, 2024 5:13 pm

Newsdotcomdotau reporting four fatalities and multiple injured:

Four people are dead and many more injured after a mass stabbing inside a packed Westfield at Sydney’s Bondi Junction.
The horror unfolded at 4pm on Saturday afternoon when witnesses say a man began stabbing shoppers at random, including a woman and her baby, before being shot by police.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 13, 2024 5:19 pm

I think Abbott’s point is that the strongest nation makes the rules – If it is the US then we will benefit but if China runs things then the rules will be tilted strongly against our interests in favour of China.

At present China is flouting the rules we are accustomed to and acting in accordance with, for their own gain.

There has always some skirmishing on the edges – the EU wants to make the rules (they used to) but they have less clout than the US.

My memory of the 70’s was that of an America in decline, militarily, economically, and in confidence. Then, in the 80’s, under The Gipper, there was a resurgence. America may be poised to do so again – depending on the election.

He also had a point regarding the way that, under America, other countries begin to become like America. Obviously there has been a pop-culture transmission, but I think in more profound concepts as well. Concepts like that of free speech and egalitarianism are far more energetically asserted (and threatened by bad people – which is a sort of acknowledgement also) in other countries now than I think would be otherwise. People in Australia and Europe assume they have an absolute right to free speech. It is a point being constantly tested by the self-serving elites, just as it is in the US.

Europe and Australia are suffering the same malaise as the US. We caught it from them.

Australia became a very different country when we shifted our upward gaze from Britain to America.

Last point I will make is that I am glad Abbott did not overstate Australia’s importance – we don’t have the heft, as I think he put it. But he emphasised new alliances such as with India and Japan. That can’t be called looking back.

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Rabz
April 13, 2024 5:22 pm

Cats, one thing I will say about reaching an age when one is supposed to know better, is thank bloody goodness for friends.

You don’t necessarily need to rely on them, but to have them available to cheer you up is one of those great bonuses in life. 🙂

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 13, 2024 5:24 pm

a man began stabbing shoppers at random, including a woman and her baby

What kind of man could do that? It’s beyond my comprehension.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 13, 2024 5:27 pm

What kind of a pubic serpent could let people like that into the country?

calli
calli
April 13, 2024 5:34 pm

From a witness at Bondi Junction Westfield

“You’d never expect something like this in Sydney,” 

Oh yes we would.

calli
calli
April 13, 2024 5:36 pm

And now I’ve just had my old mum on the phone in tears…any news?

Vicki
Vicki
April 13, 2024 5:36 pm

Four people are dead and many more injured after a mass stabbing inside a packed Westfield at Sydney’s Bondi Junction.

Oh no…I hope it is not inspired by what I am thinking…….

Bruce in WA
April 13, 2024 5:38 pm

This allegedly is the perpetrator:

https-prod.static9.net_.au-fs-25a8107b-2434-4ca7-81ef-9afb9101fe2f
Hugh
Hugh
April 13, 2024 5:39 pm

A certain incident in a Yekaterinburg basement c.106 years ago showed rather clearly that commies do not play by the rules. Those who are today still bewildered when commies do not play by the rules are, shall we say, off the pace.

Diogenes
Diogenes
April 13, 2024 5:39 pm

From the footage it doesn’t seem to be one of the “usual suspects”, but a common or garden lunatic.

Rabz
April 13, 2024 5:44 pm

Winxi has deliberately put the brakes on the chinese economy – not because it was overheated – but because he is preparing the muddle kingdom for war

The “entirely unpredicted” consequences of the “one child policy” induced sex imbalance has not helped.

Again – WTF is china massively building up its military if it isn’t thinking that one fleeting chance of a mythical “Grater* East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere” with the resulting booty might just possibly be within their grasp?

Or in other words, why bother paying for something when you are able to simply take it?

We’ll find this out shortly enough.

*Deliberate

Rabz
April 13, 2024 5:47 pm

Cassie predicted this months ago.

And here we are.

Thanks politicians, you disgusting evil quisling deadshits.

Tom
Tom
April 13, 2024 5:49 pm

From the footage it doesn’t seem to be one of the “usual suspects”, but a common or garden lunatic.

$1.01 today’s Sydney mass murderer or his parents were born in the Middle East.

Rabz
April 13, 2024 5:49 pm

a common or garden lunatic

In a “convenient” Kangaroos jersey to muddy the waters further.

Diogenes
Diogenes
April 13, 2024 5:51 pm

Thankfully home again.
Good news – toe is no longer blue and blood is getting past the clot.

Bad news – foot still v sore as a result of lots of small clots across the bridge of the foot.

Best news, no signs of any other clots.

OKish news, the clots were mostly blood and the blood thinners should clear them in the fullness of time and stop any new ones forming due to excess haemoglobin.

As part of the investigation they found my heart rhythm is “off”, so more tests after I have been on the thinners for a few weeks, hoping that resolves the issue.

Absolutely no complaints about Nambour or SCUH hospitals or Queensland Ambulance.

calli
calli
April 13, 2024 5:51 pm

a common or garden lunatic.

I shall await the news. If the details are suppressed, then we will have an answer. If they smell of being spun, we have an answer also.

Lunatics can be inspired and manipulated by all sorts of things.

Cassie of Sydney
April 13, 2024 5:52 pm

HI all, just letting you know that I am safe as is my family. Late Saturday arvo is a time when I am often at the ‘Junction’. I already have pictures and video of the perpetrator with a knife on the escalators. An Israeli news site is already showing a picture of the ‘Arab or Pakistani’. A friend drove out of the carpark during the ‘stabbings’ and saw people fleeing and screaming. If Mum had been there, there’s no way she could have run.

Here’s my theory, he/they is a Muslim, and he/they went looking for Jews to kill, because he/they know Bondi Junction is an area with a lot of Jews.

My caveat to this is that I will be happy to admit I’m wrong but here’s the thing, I suspect I won’t be.

Wait for the ‘mental illness’ angle. Wait for the spiel about “Islamophobia’. The template is already set.

Wait for PM Sleazy, Senator Pong, Pretty Boy Minns and all the rest of the cockroaches currently governing this once great country try and whitewash this.

Bondi Junction is an area I know very well. Once of my earliest memories is of the Junction is shopping with my mother in the food hall of the old Grace Brothers. I think I was about four years old.

I am sitting with my mother, she is crying.

Diogenes
Diogenes
April 13, 2024 5:54 pm

shall await the news. If the details are suppressed,

Just saw a photo taken from a different angle – may very well be one of the usual suspects.

calli
calli
April 13, 2024 5:55 pm

Cassie was not alone, Rabz.

I’m too old to be a Pollyanna. This might be the first fruit of Wong’s vile speech.

Roger
Roger
April 13, 2024 5:56 pm

People in Australia and Europe assume they have an absolute right to free speech. It is a point being constantly tested by the self-serving elites…

We don’t have absolute free speech in Australia but a constitutionally guaranteed right to free political speech.

It’s about to be tested due to the Misinformation Bill, if it isn’t already – I believe some fellow who posts on X has been fined c. $75K by Ms Inman Grant, the e-safety commissioner, which he is refusing to pay.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 13, 2024 5:56 pm

Cassie of Sydney
 April 13, 2024 5:52 pm

Good to see you back, albeit with sh*t news.

Take care.

mareeS
mareeS
April 13, 2024 5:58 pm

Cassie. so glad to hear that you and yours are OK. I think many people have been holding their breaths, waiting for this to happen as the inevitable result of Albo’s and Labor’s cowardice after October 9 in Sydney. May God rot them.

Rabz
April 13, 2024 5:59 pm

The Bondi Junction stabbings – brought to you by the labore pardee

Hugh
Hugh
April 13, 2024 6:01 pm

Just as I had suspected—those bloody Amish at it again!

Rabz
April 13, 2024 6:02 pm

Four people are dead and many more injured after a mass stabbing inside a packed Westfield at Sydney’s Bondi Junction

Brought to you by the labore pardee.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 13, 2024 6:02 pm

The Bondi Junction stabbings – brought to you by the labore pardee

and assorted canbra cockroaches

Muddy
Muddy
April 13, 2024 6:03 pm

Like calli, I shall wait for more detail prior to opining, but if it does turn out to be from the demographic we all suspect, it doesn’t take much imagination to visualise the various media outlets dipping into the ‘recycled’ bin for fabricated stories of ‘backlash.’

Roger
Roger
April 13, 2024 6:04 pm

Wait for PM Sleazy, Senator Pong, Pretty Boy Minns and all the rest of the cockroaches currently governing this once great country try and whitewash this.

I don’t believe I could despise them any more than I do, but that could be about to be tested if the worst fears are confirmed.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 13, 2024 6:04 pm

Good to hear Diogenes, take care.

Cassie of Sydney
April 13, 2024 6:05 pm

There are reports of four dead.

Mum is in a state of shock, yelling at the television, shouting ‘cockroaches’.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 13, 2024 6:05 pm

Good to have you back, Cassie. Glad to hear you are OK.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 13, 2024 6:06 pm

If Dutton succeeds and I hope he does, his big challenge will be the same as Abbott’s- taking on the permanent gubmint in canbra. I’m a bit more forgiving of Abbott regarding his term as PM than some here. It’s his retreat to just making speeches and going on nice trips that disappoints me to say the least.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 13, 2024 6:08 pm

Mum is in a state of shock, yelling at the television, shouting ‘cockroaches’.

That’s fair comment. Good on Her.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 13, 2024 6:09 pm

I’m still spinning out.

341 mph.

341 MPH: Bob Tasca III Shatters Own Record At PRO Superstar Shootout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aAYyYvp5v0

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 13, 2024 6:10 pm

I’m happy I started supporting Advance Australia a year or so ago. They seem to be capable of keeping the LNP in line so to speak. Better than rushing off to join UAP or PHON I think.

Helen
Helen
April 13, 2024 6:11 pm

Lone wolf from religion of pieces? In one, two, three …

Wong and Sleazy this is on your head from your own gutlessness.

I did think domestic violence when the first victims were a baby and mother.

We shall see, there were two buys stabbed at a bus stop a day or so ago, too.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 13, 2024 6:11 pm

Bruce in WA
April 13, 2024 5:38 pm

This allegedly is the perpetrator:

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Yes, and part of the phone video taken by a shopper and shown on Ch 9 News earlier. The man on the left facing him seemed to challenge his path so he moved off to his left and continued on……………………………

Last edited 2 months ago by Johnny Rotten
Pogria
Pogria
April 13, 2024 6:12 pm

If the perp does turn out to be of a particular breed, perhaps the Palli worshippers may have a Damascene moment.
What happened today was a smaller version of 7th October.

Muddy
Muddy
April 13, 2024 6:13 pm

Yes, I’m jumping ahead on this, but does ‘radicalisation’ only take six months from ‘aspiring footballer’ to cowardly murder?

IF it is as we suspect, one wonders if this individual attended a certain place of … ummm, how shall I put this … influence?

Rabz
April 13, 2024 6:14 pm

HOP Time, Cats – it is now o’fficially overdue! 😡

calli
calli
April 13, 2024 6:14 pm

Well done the guy on the escalator with the bollard.

vr
vr
April 13, 2024 6:15 pm

Daily Mail has video of a police officer doing cpr. Looks like 2 stabbed at Chanel (I think)

Muddy
Muddy
April 13, 2024 6:15 pm

That does look like a Caucasian face in the photo. Not that that rules anything in or out.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 13, 2024 6:15 pm

Lone wolf.
Mental illness.
Move on.

Rabz
April 13, 2024 6:18 pm

muds – arabs (the stinking useless pieces of shit) are “caucasians”.

calli
calli
April 13, 2024 6:19 pm

Five confirmed dead.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 13, 2024 6:21 pm

Just leaves you dumbstruck so this is Lindt MKII.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 13, 2024 6:21 pm

It has to be said.
Senior Ladee police officer, on her own, confronted this grub and went the full Dirty Harry, taking him out with a single shot.
Well done, ma’am.

calli
calli
April 13, 2024 6:23 pm

The perpetrator was put down by a woman.

Senior police officer. Well done.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 13, 2024 6:24 pm

Incredible too that ‘Dr’ Miles giggled when asked about the murder of the Australian citizen at Ipswich. The garbage that is the political class.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 13, 2024 6:25 pm

perhaps the Palli worshippers may have a Damascene moment.

hahahajah

” What was Peter Duttons role in this after his divisive comments last week”…
oh high rotation in 3,2,1

Helen
Helen
April 13, 2024 6:26 pm

Bingo!

“This person has acted alone. I am content there is no continuing threat.”

From the Oz

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 13, 2024 6:26 pm

Snap calli.
Whilst the Ninja Turtles were jumping out of the black vans and assembling in the safety of numbers, she took it upon herself to track him alone, intercept him and pop him off.
Well done.

Rabz
April 13, 2024 6:27 pm

This Westfield massacre reminds me a lot (and bear with me, Cats) of the Strathfield massacre back in 1991.

Some complete f*ckwit blunders into a shopping centre with the sole intention of killing people around him.

One was inspired by who knows what, the other by collectivist politicians such as albansleazey, pong and minns excusing and whipping up hatred against Israel and Jews.

You loathsome pieces of shit – you will pay – Munich ’72 style.

Cassie of Sydney
April 13, 2024 6:27 pm

It has to be said.
Senior Ladee police officer, on her own, confronted this grub and went the full Dirty Harry, taking him out with a single shot.
Well done, ma’am.

Agree.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 13, 2024 6:28 pm

Various sub- mongs on twitter feculating that we should all day nothing until the police/media/pollies decide how to spin it.
Including a couple of sub-sub- mongs saying how wonderful it is no one can get a gun in Austfailure.

Rabz
April 13, 2024 6:30 pm

Five confirmed dead

?Grate work, albansleazey, pong and minns, you communist pieces of shit.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 13, 2024 6:30 pm

What a shit-show that presser was.

“We don’t know nafink.

But we do know there was no ideological motive.”

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 13, 2024 6:30 pm

Johnny Rotten
 April 13, 2024 6:11 pm

Bruce in WA
April 13, 2024 5:38 pm
This allegedly is the perpetrator:

Take out a gun and shoot the bastard.

Cassie of Sydney
April 13, 2024 6:31 pm

This new format is…..ahem….bewildering.

calli
calli
April 13, 2024 6:33 pm

I’m sorry to post this..but the baby is confirmed dead.

Poor little mite.

Natural Instinct
Natural Instinct
April 13, 2024 6:36 pm

I am always perplexed when I see after a mass/stabbing/shooting the hundreds of law enforcement officers in para-military gear mulling around.

And then out comes the truth that one or two or three brave individuals took direct, quick action and stopped it.

Converse is when the one or two don’t step up, then you get that cluster f*k like that school in America

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 13, 2024 6:38 pm

Big shout out to those citizens who picked up whatever was handy, and waded in.

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