Open Thread – Weekend 13 April 2024


Still Life with Flowers and Fruit, Caravaggio, 1601

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Barry
Barry
April 14, 2024 9:08 am

The State is always talking about ‘keeping you safe’.

Clearly the State is incompetent. How is a murderous lunatic like Joel Cauchi able to butcher women and children while under the watchful eye of this incompetent State.

Why is no-one accountable?

In days gone by, we locked these people up. Now we let them roam. Did you vote for that? I didn’t.

Crossie
Crossie
April 14, 2024 9:09 am

“We know that the offender in the matter suffered from mental health,” Cooke told reporters.

We are continuing to work through the profiling of the offender but very clearly to us at this stage it would appear that this is related to the mental health of the individual involved.”

They knew he was nuts and did nothing about it. I don’t know how that is protecting the people of this state.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 14, 2024 9:09 am

Confirmed that it’s mental health.
We live in a society where our educated and compassionate betters expose the general public to the disturbed individuals who confront us on the streets with their rants and unhinged behaviour.
There are people to blame here but they hide behind qualifications and within government departments, relying on elected politicians to soothingly tell us there’s nothing wrong with our health system.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 14, 2024 9:21 am

BTW
I hope Israel targets every one of the bearded Neanderthals that that run Iran.

Rabz
April 14, 2024 9:22 am

This will depress shopping in person even further. If the big shopping centre are not made secure they will disappear.

Strathfield Plaza post massacre being a salutary example. I avoided the place for nearly a decade post bunkum. Shoppers stayed away in their droves almost immediately and a lot of shops went out of business.

Vicki
Vicki
April 14, 2024 9:23 am

I still say we need more info. He may have mental health issues but there also was a trigger.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
April 14, 2024 9:24 am

“…suffered from mental health.”
We are being led by idiots. Only the most delusional midwit could utter these nonsensical words and feel that they are offering insight, led alone succour, to the public.

Roger
Roger
April 14, 2024 9:27 am

They knew he was nuts and did nothing about it. I don’t know how that is protecting the people of this state.

The legal threshold for confining people with a mental illness is quite high.

It’s a balancing act between personal liberty and community safety.

And politicians have decided that large mental institutions are too expensive to run and washed their hands of the problem.

m0nty
m0nty
April 14, 2024 9:28 am

I see you lot have been amusing yourselves by making up lies about current events again.

One might think you would have learned some shame by now, but nup, you keep on embarrassing yourselves.

Vicki
Vicki
April 14, 2024 9:28 am

John Singleton’s daughter killed in the Bondi murders.

Rabz
April 14, 2024 9:29 am

CL has a mad slag problem on his blogue.

Much disinfectant will be needed.

JC
JC
April 14, 2024 9:29 am

This may be a genuine case of mental illness or drug induced psychosis.

Did he know what he was doing as he appeared to be quite determined to kill innocent people? Why not just call it an evil act by an evil monster. I’ve never really bought into the mental illness thing.

calli
calli
April 14, 2024 9:29 am

“…suffered from mental health.”

What a bizarre, incoherent statement.

It means he was mentally healthy but that health caused his suffering?

Roger
Roger
April 14, 2024 9:31 am

I hope Israel targets every one of the bearded Neanderthals that that run Iran.

The mullahs haven’t thought this one through very well.

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Roger
Roger
April 14, 2024 9:37 am

Why not just call it an evil act by an evil monster. I’ve never really bought into the mental illness thing.

Never had any personal experience with the mentally ill?

In which case count yourself very fortunate.

It’s not providing an excuse but an explanation of the abnormal state of mind that leads to such actions, which are indeed morally evil.

JC
JC
April 14, 2024 9:37 am

m0nty

 April 14, 2024 9:28 am

I see you lot have been amusing yourselves by making up lies about current events again.

One might think you would have learned some shame by now, but nup, you keep on embarrassing yourselves.

Fatboy, human brains are pattern forming devices. When there’s Mideast tension, countless muzzos go nuts in Western cities, knifing people or running them over with trucks.

Are you suggesting the first pattern that formed in your tiny brain stem was the image of a Danish blond sheila flipping out in a Sydney shopping centre or that of a loon calling out snack bar?

Go!

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Roger
Roger
April 14, 2024 9:38 am

You’re all class, monty.

calli
calli
April 14, 2024 9:39 am

I see you lot have been amusing yourselves by making up lies about current events again.

Humour me, m0nty.

Please point to a statement I have made that was not true.

And don’t come the raw prawn with the death of the baby – that was corrected the moment Sky News corrected their chyron.

Crossie
Crossie
April 14, 2024 9:41 am

There are people to blame here but they hide behind qualifications and within government departments, relying on elected politicians to soothingly tell us there’s nothing wrong with our health system.

They also tell us how they are so compassionate to the insane unfortunates by letting them roam free. This must be how the old saying came about: you are cruel to the kind by being kind to the cruel.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 14, 2024 9:41 am

This one may be why some media were saying the perp was Jewish.

‘Got the wrong guy’: Sydney uni student wrongly named as Bondi attacker (14 Apr)

… online trolls on Saturday night wrongly identified 20-year-old UTS student Ben Cohen as the attacker, posting photos of him across social media.

The name “Benjamin Cohen” began trending on X – formerly known as Twitter – on Saturday night with 50,000 posts now made about the name.

Poor guy. Very hard to escape such lies once someone makes them go viral like that.

JC
JC
April 14, 2024 9:42 am

Roger

I never thought you were but just expressing my view.

Except encounters on streets, no, never encountered real mental illness except some cases here. 🙂

Crossie
Crossie
April 14, 2024 9:47 am

… online trolls on Saturday night wrongly identified 20-year-old UTS student Ben Cohen as the attacker, posting photos of him across social media.

It doesn’t say that the misidentification happened accidentally so I can only assume it was deliberate.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 14, 2024 9:48 am

Piss off Monty.
Diagnosed schizophrenic according to news outlets.
Have you ever dealt with a schizophrenic individual who’s delusional enough to cause real damage? It’s a very confronting situation and finding qualified help is hard and painfully slow.
The police officer did the right thing as while they’re physically present they aren’t with you in any real sense.

Rabz
April 14, 2024 9:50 am

On Sky – an emerging theme: “No one expects this to happen in Veneztralia”.

Except when it does, with monotonous regularity. Strathfield Plaza, the moozley in Collins st, Port Arfur, the Lindt Cafe, etc, etc, etc …

As for you mUttley – you are a loathsome hypocrite. You adhere to an idiotology that preaches and revels in mass murder. You are a disgusting piece of shit.

Roger
Roger
April 14, 2024 9:54 am

Roger

I never thought you were but just expressing my view.

That’s fine, JC.

As Gez said, to encounter a schizophrenic having an episode is very confronting; they’re in the same world as you but interpreting everything in it from an unreal perspective.

Anders
Anders
April 14, 2024 9:57 am

Giant mob threatens Jewish people in the heart of Sydney.

M0nty: How dare some people leap to conclusions about this attack?!

bons
bons
April 14, 2024 9:57 am

The sick UTS trolling prank could not have happened.

We have an E Safety Commissioner.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2024 10:04 am

Standby.
This will very quickly pivot from a head-scratching “let’s not speculate about motive” to “all men …”.

lotocoti
lotocoti
April 14, 2024 10:09 am

I suspect the weekend CoS and Prod at 7 news
will soon be exploring exciting new career opportunities
outside broadcasting.

Oh come on
Oh come on
April 14, 2024 10:12 am

m0nty is so tediously predictable.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 14, 2024 10:13 am

Some more on the Iran attack.

IDF Spokesman: IDF base in southern Israel lightly damaged. Over 200 missiles were launched. (14 Apr)

I presume those were cruise missiles. I haven’t seen anything about ballistic missiles yet. It’s been reported the Jordanian air force has also been shooting down Iranian drones, which is not going to improve the mullahs’ tempers.

132andBush
132andBush
April 14, 2024 10:14 am

If the Bondi killings are only due to insanity then our health system has failed. We are no longer removing dangerously unstable people from the general population thus putting us all into danger.

The big push to de-institutionalise these people all those decades ago has led to many deaths from this sort of behavior.

Just another abjectly wrong decision made by the “experts”.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2024 10:19 am

lotocoti
 April 14, 2024 10:09 am

I suspect the weekend CoS and Prod at 7 news

will soon be exploring exciting new career opportunities

outside broadcasting.

What did ze/zey/zim do?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2024 10:23 am

The big push to de-institutionalise these people all those decades ago has led to many deaths from this sort of behavior.

Yeah.
Not as spectacularly public as this one, but usually a family member trying to manage the unmanageable cops it.
Think of ex AFL coach Phil Walsh, stabbed to death by his own son in the family home.
Apart from his minor celebrity, this would have been no more than footnote on the nightly news, if it made it on at all.

Black Ball
Black Ball
April 14, 2024 10:25 am

I see you lot have been amusing yourselves by making up lies about current events again.

One might think you would have learned some shame by now, but nup, you keep on embarrassing yourselves.

FMD this khunt.

m0nty
m0nty
April 14, 2024 10:25 am

Standby.

This will very quickly pivot from a head-scratching “let’s not speculate about motive” to “all men …”.

Given the reported facts of the matter so far, a narrative forming about how Australian law doesn’t do enough about male domestic violence against women would be entirely appropriate.

Roger
Roger
April 14, 2024 10:25 am

The big push to de-institutionalise these people all those decades ago has led to many deaths from this sort of behavior.

Just another abjectly wrong decision made by the “experts”.

It began with Ken Kesey working in the mental health ward of a veteran’s hospital c. 1960 and interviewing patients while himself under the influence of LSD, out of which developed One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the novel which was later turned into a play and a film, the success of which is what really started the deinstitutionalisation ball rolling.

Incidentally, to obtain his drugs, Kesey unwittingly volunteered himself for an illegal CIA study into the possible use of hallucinogens in the interrogation of prisoners.

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cohenite
April 14, 2024 10:27 am

One of the most important examples of Trump’s genius was that he castrated iran by bankrupting them. His first guest to the WH was Xi who was told a few home truths including not to buy iran’s oil. Putey got the same message, a bit more forcibly, when Trump blew the shit out of Shayrat. Devoid of funds iran could not stock up on its own armaments or supply its proxies such as hamas or hezbellah. That message was complete when Trump blew up the iranian turd Soleimani. The perverted corpse with barry’s hand up his arse has thrown all this out of the window and soon iran will have the bomb. Israel really has to nuke iran now before iran get’s barry’s bomb. 

cohenite
April 14, 2024 10:34 am

Given the reported facts of the matter so far, a narrative forming about how Australian law doesn’t do enough about male domestic violence against women would be entirely appropriate.

So vomits dickless who looks after the milko’s kiddies. Bondi was not DV, which is a separate serious issue. This bastard did not commit DV. He belonged in an institution. The left closed down the institutions because human rights and the rate of mad sons killing rellos jumped enormously; as did the numbers of homeless. The left always look after victims like the mad, 3rd nations, trannies, muzzies etc, all of whom commit violence on the average folk about whom the left could not give a rat’s arse.

This atrocity at Bondi was just another consequence of leftie virtue signalling done by fellow dickless leftie shits.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 14, 2024 10:34 am

“We know that the offender in the matter suffered from mental health,” Cooke told reporters.

That would not be the Andrew O’Keeffe brand of ‘mental health’, but actual Radio Rentalness exacerbated by use of the glass barbie.

Evidently his most recent interaction with the jacks was a ‘welfare check’, which is said to be code for behaving in such a disturbing manner in public that plod were despatched.

I will guarantee, although this won’t be disclosed for months until the tox results are published, that there will be ice in his (now very cold) system as well.

As mentioned late yesterday and this morning by several astute commenters, the combination of people wompus enough to be institutionalised, or who potentially have been institutionalised but released into the wild because human rights and handpattery, and drug use results in angry derros on city streets.

Sooner or later, one of them will act as the ex-Joel Cauchi did yesterday – and there is zero guarantee another one somewhere else won’t do the same tomorrow.

Thank you very much, government. Again.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2024 10:34 am

Given the reported facts of the matter so far, a narrative forming about how Australian law doesn’t do enough about male domestic violence against women would be entirely appropriate.

There speaks a guilty conscience.
When did you stop beating your wife, m0nster?
Or have you?

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
April 14, 2024 10:37 am

“We know that the offender in the matter suffered from mental health, Mental health? No don’t you mean mental illness? I am so sick of the use of the words mental health when it’s the opposite it’s mental ILLNESS

Bobtheboozer
Bobtheboozer
April 14, 2024 10:37 am

We’ll call him an Honorary Muesli, anyway. He’s just another lunatic clown in adifferent ring of the 3 Ring Insanity Circus that’s been imposed on us by those Top Men who will never be exposed to the consequences of their legislation.
And I give it 24 hours before the Muslim community start squawking about how badly they’re done by and are really the only victims here.
As an aside, does anyone know further details of the real victims here? I’m asking because others have mentioned a preponderance of Jewish persons in the area.

Makka
Makka
April 14, 2024 10:37 am

Well, he’s dead which is a good thing. This psycho won’t be hurting anyone again.

No doubt he was deranged, psychotic or whatever. You would have to be to stab a baby, right? Let’s pray the little girl recovers.

Bazinga
Bazinga
April 14, 2024 10:38 am

Make Sanitariums Great Again.
I seem to recall the incidence of insanity pleas used to be less due to there being no guarantee of release back into the public, unlike prisons and their parole system.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2024 10:39 am

If I must be critical of the Police ladee who eliminated Gauci, she did get the sequence slightly wrong.
The correct procedure is …

BLAM! BLAM! Put it down! Stop or I’ll BLAM! shoot!

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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2024 10:44 am

Bazinga
 April 14, 2024 10:38 am

Make Sanitariums Great Again.

I seem to recall the incidence of insanity pleas used to be less due to there being no guarantee of release back into the public

I have often said this about the Mental Elf card being trotted out as mitigation in court.
Imagine if a magistrate said “Whoa! If this was ordinary criminal offending, I would give you three months. But now you are telling me it is motivated by uncontrolled impulses? Indefinite detention until three psychs sign off in blood that you are good to go”.

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Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 14, 2024 10:48 am

The amount of tack changes from some since yesterday evening, from ‘that’s bullshit, it was OBVIOUSLY’ and ‘I have a RIGHT to know’ and ‘they are DELIBERATELY hiding’ to a very much dialled-down dialogue this morning reminds me of watching the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race on Boxing Day.

Speaking of being reminded, this immortal phrase also comes to mind:

‘Well, what else was I supposed to think?’

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 14, 2024 10:48 am

In the Shopping Centres in Makati in Manila and the Great Mall of Asia in Manila next to Manila Bay, all entry and exit points have at least two security guards armed with guns. To enter and exit, bags etc are searched and some places have the metal detector screens you have to walk through a la Airport security.

The Banks in these areas, outside the shopping precincts, all have at least two guards standing outside armed with shotguns. Then, inside the Bank there is usually an armed guard as well.

It works.

Not saying that this should happen here in Australia, however, security will now need to be improved at major shopping precincts.

cohenite
April 14, 2024 10:52 am

Maybe after the Bondi atrocity that weak piece of piss minns, may intervene in the bureaucrat’s plans to release the nutter Wilmot.

local oaf
April 14, 2024 10:55 am

Well, toxic masculinity has had a run already. White Supremacy or “far right” must be just over the horizon.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 14, 2024 10:57 am

Ballistic missiles too.

Israel has so far intercepted 100 ballistic missiles fired by Iran (14 Apr)

Sunday, 3:40: The IDF Spokesperson says the majority of the Iranian missiles and UAVs were intercepted outside of Israeli territory.

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 14, 2024 11:12 am

Confirmed that it’s mental health.
We live in a society where our educated and compassionate betters expose the general public to the disturbed individuals who confront us on the streets with their rants and unhinged behaviour.

Yup!

Any anything they do is excused because of “mental health”.

How about “decides to get hammered all the time and then expose their anti-social behaviour without penalty everywhere they go.”

Drag them away and lock them up for the good of everyone else’s mental health!

Diogenes
Diogenes
April 14, 2024 11:15 am

Evidently his most recent interaction with the jacks was a ‘welfare check’, which is said to be code for behaving in such a disturbing manner in public that plod were despatched.

My brother when working in Singapore could not contact his wife, neither could my niblings. Asked for a welfare check…
No she didn’t flip out … she bled out and they found her dead.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 14, 2024 11:16 am

Well done Officer Scott!

Hero cop who single-handedly stopped crazed Sydney mall stabber ID’d as Amy Scott (New York Post, 13 Apr)

The female cop who single-handedly confronted and stopped a knife-wielding madman who killed six people at a Sydney shopping mall has been identified as a veteran officer.

The officer – identified in local reports as Amy Scott, a high-ranking inspector at the Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command – had been on the job for more than a decade prior to the harrowing attack at Sydney’s Westfield Bondi Junction Shopping Centre on Saturday.

I hope she collects all these stories from around the world into a scrap book she can show her grandchildren.

will
will
April 14, 2024 11:16 am

In the Shopping Centres in Makati in Manila and the Great Mall of Asia in Manila next to Manila Bay, all entry and exit points have at least two security guards armed with guns. To enter and exit, bags etc are searched and some places have the metal detector screens you have to walk through a la Airport security.

The Banks in these areas, outside the shopping precincts, all have at least two guards standing outside armed with shotguns. Then, inside the Bank there is usually an armed guard as well.

The same applies in even minor provincial cities in the Philippines

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 14, 2024 11:22 am

By ignoring the Wong person’s advice, it appears the Ayatollahs have inadvertently pulled the rug on the peanuts destabilising the US and UK governments’ relationships with Israel.

The US House of Representatives will make a change in its schedule to consider legislation that supports Israel and holds Iran accountable, House majority leader Steve Scalise said in a statement on Saturday.

The House of Representatives stands strongly with Israel, and there must be consequences for this unprovoked attack.”

Rishi Sunak condemns Iran’s ‘reckless attack’ on Israel

The British prime minister on X has condemned Iran’s attack and reiterated the UK’s continued support for Israel’s security.

Unfortunate timing for China’s sponsorship of the latest push to recognise Palestine as a state via the UN Security Council.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 14, 2024 11:23 am

Unbelievable.

Absolutely unbelievable. There is no end that idiot NSW Plod Webb’s lack of acumen.

Watching Skah. NSW Premier Minns is front and centre, uttering the usual platitudes with Webb and what appears to be an ambo honcho of some sort behind him.

Get this:

The cameras were rolling for the minute of so prior to the presser starting, and while Minns and his lackeys were on screen, sorting themselves out.

Webb, in yet another stunning display of non-situational awareness, was laughing and joking with the ambo bloke in the background before Minns started speaking – at which point she then turned to the front and put her serious face on.

Hopeless. Just hopeless.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 14, 2024 11:30 am

Joel Cauchi ‘wasn’t right’: Reservations raised about killer before Bondi Junction attackBy Sally Rawsthorne and Perry DuffinApril 14, 2024 — 11.08am

Listen to this article
2 min
Before he went on his murderous stabbing rampage through Bondi Junction on Saturday afternoon, people had reservations about Joel Cauchi.
“He was weird … a guy who liked his knives,” said one man who recalled sharpening Cauchi’s knives when he lived in Queensland.

Speaking on condition of anonymity to protect his business, the man said he sharpened two eight-inch knives of Cauchi’s.
“He wasn’t right, he was a weird-looking cat. His words were ‘these are my everyday knives’. I thought, why? They’re not even decent knives. He wasn’t a passionate knifey, but a guy who liked his knives. I didn’t know why he said everyday knives.”
Police sources not authorised to speak publicly said Cauchi was known to police in Queensland but did not have a criminal record.

It was unclear on Sunday morning what had drawn him to the attention of police in the past. Cauchi was not known to NSW Police.
Investigators are working to establish, among other things, what he was doing in Bondi.
On Sunday, NSW Police said Cauchi had recently moved to Sydney and had rented a storage unit in the inner city.
Police believe Cauchi lived with schizophrenia. They were investigating a potential history of targeting women.

johnjjj
johnjjj
April 14, 2024 11:36 am

The same applies in even minor provincial cities in the Philippines

When I was in Philippines, they had guards on the cake shop.
I suspect what will happen now is that there will be more police “presence” for a couple of months (security theatre) in shopping malls, and more calls for cameras everywhere with security ‘algorithms’. The cost will be met by us. It won’t do a single thing, the security will revert back to the odd Indian pretending to check your receipt and the loonies will wander the streets.

will
will
April 14, 2024 11:36 am

 at which point she then turned to the front and put her serious face on.

typically these people who climb that greasy pole take themselves very seriously, but not their work, as they prepare for their next career move

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 14, 2024 11:37 am

I realise that the UK Daily Mirror is pretty for from being a journal of record, but it pops up in my newsfeed:

Israel war cabinet approves “powerful response” on Iranian soil

The Israel war cabinet has reportedly agreed a “powerful response” on Iranian soil which could come as soon as tonight.

Israel’s Channel 12 reported that Israel would immediately retaliate, and a senior Israeli military official pledged an unprecedented response to the Iranian attack.

Israel’s Channel 12 has told residents “not to go to bed yet” because an unprecedented attack on Iran is coming, according to an official.

Probably watch this space.

And this one:

Iran threatens to attack Jordan if it ‘cooperates’ with Israel: Report

Jordan will be Iran’s “next target” if it “cooperates” with Israel amid Iranian missile and drone attacks against Israel, the semi-official Fars news agency reported early Sunday, while two regional security sources said Jordanian jets downed dozens of Iranian drones flying across northern and central Jordan heading to Israel.

‘Death to Israel/Great Satan’ doesn’t seem to be a front of mind issue everywhere. Mainly where the filthy fingers of the Iranian government are encouraged and enabled…

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
April 14, 2024 11:38 am

The only male killed was a security guard.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
April 14, 2024 11:42 am

Kesey is a name that should be shamed. It’s pretty evident that our once reasonably sensible society is being assaulted from the united fronts of adolescent drug use and the infantilization of dangerous adults.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
April 14, 2024 11:47 am

One of the females killed also a security guard.

Time to give them something that might help even if only mace.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 14, 2024 11:51 am

£120k for this piece of sh*t

£40k for a replacement battery.

I’m SICK to the BACK TEETH of my ELECTRIC CAR! ENOUGH is ENOUGH! Goodbye…

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

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 14, 2024 11:52 am

The reality of Terrorism – Anyone can be a victim (Hence the need for a Cover-up)

The daughter of millionaire businessman John Singleton has been named as one of the victims of the Westfield Bondi Junction stabbing attack.

Eden Singleton, 25, was at the shopping centre when she was stabbed to death by attacker Joel Cauchi.

https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/crime/millionare-businessmans-daughter-named-as-bondi-stabbing-victim/news-story/977156fdccdb75250522f15432b9d4d0

Courtesy of CO2 Lover at the Jo Nova Blog

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cohenite
April 14, 2024 11:55 am

Time to give them something that might help even if only mace.

Training, a 1-f licence and a Beretta 9mm

JC
JC
April 14, 2024 11:58 am

Bourne1879

April 14, 2024 11:38 am

The only male killed was a security guard.

Not for lack of trying, Rooster.

8 of the 12 victims were women, which therefore means 4 were male or non-gender specific/binary.

Here’s the link.

At least eight of the 12 victims in hospital are women, NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb has confirmed.

duncanm
duncanm
April 14, 2024 11:58 am
Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 14, 2024 12:07 pm
cohenite
April 14, 2024 12:08 pm

Wek in Culture:

THIS WEEK IN CULTURE 188 (rumble.com)

Stand out for me is the pretty young thing who took a video of a black lunatic on the NY subway and then opined how terrible it was that no one cared about him and that when violence occurs you can only care about yourself. I wanted to bash her pretty, smug little imp face to a pulp.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 14, 2024 12:11 pm

No doubt the cockroach media will be hinting down the family of the attacker.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 14, 2024 12:12 pm

Hunting

alwaysright
alwaysright
April 14, 2024 12:12 pm

We have a difficult problem:
Ban knives and only allow plastic knives OR ban plastic.
Which one to choose?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 14, 2024 12:16 pm

No doubt the cockroach media will be hinting down the family of the attacker

Evidently this bloke lived with his parents in Toowoomba, and were so concerned about his fascination with knives that they took them off him before he left for NSW.

They also apparently rang the NSW jacks not long after news broke of the stabbery, concerned that the attacker might have been their son.

They were right.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 14, 2024 12:17 pm

cohenite
 April 14, 2024 12:08 pm

Wek in Culture:
THIS WEEK IN CULTURE 188 (rumble.com)
Stand out for me is the pretty young thing who took a video of a black lunatic on the NY subway and then opined how terrible it was that no one cared about him and that when violence occurs you can only care about yourself. I wanted to bash her pretty, smug little imp face to a pulp.

——

I stopped watching months ago. Sick of the freaks.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 14, 2024 12:18 pm

Here we go (the Hun):

Since his identity was revealed concerning details about the mass murderer’s fixation on knives and disturbing social media comments have emerged.

It has been revealed his parents were so concerned they previously took the implements away from him, it can be revealed.

His distraught family is understood to have frantically contacted police concerned their son was involved in the Bondi attack yesterday.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2024 12:26 pm

Webb, in yet another stunning display of non-situational awareness, was laughing and joking with the ambo bloke in the background before Minns started speaking – at which point she then turned to the front and put her serious face on.

Hopeless. Just hopeless.

Someone who couldn’t make it from Randwick at 3:30 to the city by 7:00 for a presser.
Many were critical of the deputy who fronted up and said s.f.a.
I have some sympathy.
Even though Webb didn’t front you can bet she gave the #2 chapter and verse on the extensive list of things he couldn’t say.
Reminds me of Black Saturday Christine.
“What could I do?”
No idea.
Sometimes leadership means just showing up and being seen.

cohenite
April 14, 2024 12:27 pm

BREAKING: Iran Reportedly Claims Military Action Against Israel Has Concluded—Issues Harsh Warning to U.S and Israel | The Gateway Pundit | by Patty McMurray

Some one whispered in the bearded bastards’ ear that israel were warming up their nukes and biden/barry are going to give them the bomb soon and then they can really go to town.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 14, 2024 12:29 pm

I’m SICK to the BACK TEETH of my ELECTRIC CAR! 

The EV rout is getting embarrassing.

Germany Electric Car Sales Plummet 30% As Country Floats Idea Of Weekend Driving Ban! (13 Apr)

There’s been a drastic drop in the registration of new electric cars in Germany as sales of the “clean” electric cars have slumped nearly 30% compared to a year earlier, reports Germany’s online Blackout News …

Germany’s federal minister of transportation, Dr. Volker Wissing, is threatening to ban driving on weekends by motorists in order othe country “to meet climate goals set forth by the Climate Protection Act.”

“A reduction in traffic to help meet the climate goals would only be possible through measures that are difficult to communicate to the public, such as ‘comprehensive and indefinite driving bans on Saturdays and Sundays,’ Wissing added,” so reports Politico

Haha, good luck with that. I think he’s wissing in the pind.

Diogenes
Diogenes
April 14, 2024 12:31 pm

Any anything they do is excused because of “mental health”.

When I was in looney bin after no 2 son passed away(massive depression) there was a guy who was admitted having some sort of a psychotic break. After improving enough to be released from his room, he had another break – stripped naked and ranted that God had told him women were evil and should be removed from the earth. The ladies fled and shut themselves in their rooms. He was running around and the staff couldn’t get close enough to administer a sedative. QldPlod were called and it 4 big burly plod to take him away ranting and raving.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2024 12:32 pm

johnjjj
 April 14, 2024 11:36 am

When I was in Philippines, they had guards on the cake shop.

That was only while m0nster was on holidays there, but.

JC
JC
April 14, 2024 12:40 pm

Not suggesting anything as every life is valuable. But wow,

One of the victims of the Bondi Junction stabbing is reportedly John Singleton’s daughter Dawn.

The 25 year-old daughter of the millionaire businessman is among the six people who were killed on Saturday, according to the Daily Telegraph.

She is one of three daughters he had with Julie Martin.

https://content.api.news/v3/images/bin/9992fc990b5193fdea3a531ceb86494d

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 14, 2024 12:41 pm

Nazi cheer squad.

Anti-Israel activists take to social media to praise Iranian attack (JPost, 14 Apr)

Scott Ritter gets a serve. So far the egg is on their faces since the Iranian attack has failed fairly amazingly, which is a tribute to the efforts of the IDF, US, UK and Jordan.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 14, 2024 12:48 pm

There is zero problem with CO2 and Methane.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 14, 2024 12:55 pm

World leaders step up to condemn Iran and leaders of the major western countries express support for Israel.

Weekend Australia wheels out the big gun:

Speaking on Sunday morning, Labor’s Defence Industry Minister Pat Conroy urged Iran to “take a step back” following its retaliatory strike.

“Iran has an opportunity to reverse their course of being a malign actor in the region, and we will be applying all diplomatic pressure to that end,” Mr Conroy told Sky News’ Sunday Agenda.

Job done.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2024 12:56 pm

will
 April 14, 2024 11:36 am

 at which point she then turned to the front and put her serious face on.

typically these people who climb that greasy pole take themselves very seriously, but not their work, as they prepare for their next career move

A very strange phenomenon.
Last year I went to a Wymminses Day event (don’t ask) and the common recurring theme was “fake it until you make it”.
Yeah, I get that anyone new to a job won’t be as capable or confident as a ten year veteran, but this was something more than that.
Almost an acknowledgement that a level of incompetence was OK because it was advancing the cause of the sisterhood. Furthermore, if career advancement for wymminses had a bit of collateral damage in terms of performance, well that is the price you pay for correcting the wrongs of past generations.

JC
JC
April 14, 2024 1:06 pm

Get a load of this pos. He still has to put the boot in and his kid’s body is still warm.

Serkan Öztürk

@SerkanTheWriter

·

1h

As a human who worked at Westfield Bondi for years, and a recent first time parent and dad I am deeply sorry and distressed by what happened yesterday. I do not consider John Singleton a “good bloke” but no one should have to go through this tragic pain

In other posts, he reckons it’s not just immigrants with a low opinion of women, there are misogynists in the native ranks too. Obviously cover for the next muzzo attack.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2024 1:09 pm

JC
 April 14, 2024 12:40 pm

Not suggesting anything as every life is valuable. 

Also kind of puts paid to that other conspiracy theory much favoured by former boat owners …

“The Big Ender Town and International Bankers were all given the warning to not be on that flight/don’t go to work at WTC that day/avoid Westfield on Saturday”.

Pogria
Pogria
April 14, 2024 1:12 pm

Seems Cauci was out to stud for a while.

“Knifeman’s scandalous past is revealedJoel Cauchi, 40, worked as a male escort and offered his sexual services online as recently as mid 2023.

In one post, which has since been deleted, he described himself as ‘athletic good looking’ and offered ‘closed door’ services to both men and woman, among other options too graphic to publish.”

Courtesy of The Daily Mail.

Pogria
Pogria
April 14, 2024 1:18 pm

re, the turds who quickly posted pix of Benjamin Cohen, a friend of mine is a dead ringer for Mr Cohen. He is Italian. So glad he and family live in the outer Western suburbs and are NOT on faecesbook.

I hope the turds dicks rot.

Vicki
Vicki
April 14, 2024 1:22 pm

Webb, in yet another stunning display of non-situational awareness, was laughing and joking with the ambo bloke in the background before Minns started speaking – at which point she then turned to the front and put her serious face on.

I just can’t bear the woman. She does not project the gravitas and conviction that you expect from a Chief of police. And hell – she just looks physically feeble. Looks matter in that job.

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 14, 2024 1:29 pm

So it used to be lock up dangerous loons that wander the streets threatening violence, so the rest of us can live normally.

Now it’s lock yourself up if you want to live, and the loons are allowed to roam free.

Unless of course you have “a security detail” in which case you can just preach “inclusivity and diversity.”

What a world.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 14, 2024 1:30 pm

Channel 7 names innocent man Benjamin Cohen as Bondi Junction killer

  • EXCLUSIVE

By sophie elsworth ,

  • Media Writer

james madden

  • Media Editor

and alexi demetriadi

  • NSW Political Reporter
  • Updated 1:23PM April 14, 2024, First published at 12:55PM April 14, 2024

Channel 7 has blamed “human error” for identifying the wrong man as the knife-wielding murderer who killed six people at Sydney’s Bondi Junction Westfield on Saturday.
On the network’s official 7NEWS Australia YouTube account – which has 1.66 million subscribers – the channel published a report, led by presenters Monique Wright and Michael Usher, with a caption underneath that wrongly named Benjamin Cohen as the offender.
NSW Police subsequently named 40-year-old Joel Cauchi as the killer; Benjamin Cohen had nothing to do with it whatsoever.
The Sydney man responded to Seven’s claims that he was the Bondi attacker, after being falsely named.
The five-minute clip on Seven’s YouTube channel featured an interview by Sunrise host Matt Shirvington with security expert Scott Taylor outside the Sydney shopping centre.
The caption read: “Security expert Scott Taylor joins Weekend Sunrise as new details are confirmed about the attacker, Benjamin Cohen, and his victims.”
The video was online for more than one hour and attracted thousands of views.

I hope he soaks them for Gazillions in damages.

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 14, 2024 1:31 pm

Speaking of loons wandering the streets:

SHIT TOWN POWER RANKINGS 14/4/24
1. Branxholm, TAS – Convicted goat fucker charged with burning down house
2. Carag Carag, VIC – Alleged pig fucker charged with strangling person
3. Yuendumu, NT – Early learning centre allegedly set on fire by preschoolers
4. Townsville, QLD – 44-year-old grandma and her daughter beat up stranger for getting too close to the older woman’s husband; 14- and 15-year-olds charged after stolen car crash; grub steals elderly woman’s life savings to spend on Sportsbet
5. Penrith, NSW – Woman allegedly sets own hand and hair on fire while torching neighbour’s fence
6. Atherton, QLD – Pest charged after allegedly walking down main road with knife and no pants
7. Wonthaggi, VIC – Serial pest threatens to beat shit out of 15-year-old KFC worker unless they put extra salt on his chips
8. Renmark, SA – Creeps give presentation about bestiality to class of unsupervised year 9 girls
9. Sunshine Coast, QLD – Massive snake does massive shit on resident’s roof
10. Port Pirie, SA – Still shit

billie
billie
April 14, 2024 1:32 pm

Are there still psychiatric hospitals where people can be looked after, or are those all gone now and people forced out into the community?

I read recently there are people coming out of jail and going onto NDIS and I wonder if their incarceration was just into the wrong institution?

Tom
Tom
April 14, 2024 1:35 pm

She does not project the gravitas and conviction that you expect from a chief of police.

Any police force led by a woman is not serious about law enforcement.

The message to crims is that the pollies who appointed her have also appointed crim-safe magistrates who will do whatever it takes to keep crims out of jail.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2024 1:38 pm

 I do not consider John Singleton a “good bloke” but no one should have to go through this tragic pain

So why the need to state what seems to be obvious?
Could it be he really does believe Singo deserves it?
?

calli
calli
April 14, 2024 1:42 pm

I hope he soaks them for Gazillions in damages.

And I heartily endorse this sentiment.

So much for “news”.

Indolent
Indolent
April 14, 2024 1:55 pm

Dr. John Campbell

Japan data

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2024 1:56 pm

Tom
 April 14, 2024 1:35 pm

She does not project the gravitas and conviction that you expect from a chief of police.

Any police force led by a woman is not serious about law enforcement.

Steady on.
I’ll take the one who plugged Mr Stabby with one shot and took him out without wasting any more ammo.
Would you prefer a male Commish like, say, former Constable Beaumont Lamarre-Condon?

132andBush
132andBush
April 14, 2024 1:59 pm

As a human who worked at Westfield Bondi for years

What sort of moron starts a sentence with this?
The wanker needs to be shot into space.

Baba
Baba
April 14, 2024 2:02 pm

Maybe Auerbach tipped off the Seven newsroom?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 14, 2024 2:02 pm

Mmm. The Tele:

Mass killer Joel Cauchi was advertising his services online as a male escort.

The profile on Escorts Australia, which was removed on Sunday morning, lists Cauchi’s physical characteristics as well as what he offered.

So this bloke was a male escort, aka rent boy.

Not a doctor – but this may explain, somewhere deep down in the midst of his Radio Rentalness where his evident hatred of chicks stemmed from. Aside from the schizophrenia, of course.

Also, and on the subject of doctors:

Dr. John Campbell

This may not be the best day to go around putting ‘medical professionals’ on pedestals.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2024 2:07 pm

Channel 7 has blamed “human error” for identifying the wrong man as the knife-wielding murderer who killed six people at Sydney’s Bondi Junction Westfield on Saturday.

No.
It wasn’t “human error”.
It was a result of two things.
Firstly, it stems from Britnah type TV producers who don’t bother applying the basic tenet of j’ism, which is check your sources. If asked about sources, the producer would have glibly replied “multiple credible sources on Twitter” (which was really one mischievous activist re-tweeted by several equally malicious buddies).
Secondly, there was the desperate wanting it to be true.
Ask yourself this.
?If Twitter was running riot with a rumour that Mr Stabby was Mustafa Mohammed, an Imam from the Lakemba mosque, do you think they would have just glibly pasted it into their banner headline?
No.
We would have reverted to Rule # 1 and waited until they got it in triplicate from Plod HQ.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 14, 2024 2:09 pm

Let’s revisit one of the better examples (among others) of going from 0 to eleventy with absolutely no information from yesterday:

Yeah, no. Thanks for devaluing the lives of those deliberately slaughtered by a moozley with malice a forethought.

It’s the vibe, I tells ya. Squire.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2024 2:11 pm

132andBush
 April 14, 2024 1:59 pm

As a human who worked at Westfield Bondi for years

What sort of moron starts a sentence with this?

The wanker needs to be shot into space.

In terms of relevance it’s right up there with Kevin Spacey’s “and I choose to live my life as a gay man”.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2024 2:13 pm

As someone who once bought a book and a fish at Westfield Bondi Junction …

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 14, 2024 2:13 pm

Any police force led by a woman is not serious about law enforcement.

I dunno. That sheila Inspector who dropped the knife enthusiast and aspiring rugby player showed some of the grit we have been crying out for.

Not uniquely. Not saying she is now especially qualified over any number of others, but she has shown the right instincts.

There are plenty of male police officers I think, who might have been, shall we say, less decisive.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 14, 2024 2:18 pm

I think Sancho beat me to the point.

(Mental note: This Sancho fellow is starting to make me look less original. It might be necessary to get rid of him. Damn, I hope I don’t accidentally include this note in my comment.)

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2024 2:23 pm

Not uniquely. Not saying she is now especially qualified over any number of others, but she has shown the right instincts.

She has exhibited the ability to:-
1. Assess a situation quickly;
2. Decide upon the best – maybe only – course of action;
3. Execute her decision effectively.
Puts her three up on the current Commish.
Here’s the thing.
She was probably just quietly going about her job while Webb was busy attending conferences and networking with “the right people”.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2024 2:35 pm

Sancho fellow is starting to make me look less original. It might be necessary to get rid of him

Be careful.
It takes a bit to knock Sancho down.

Bruce in WA
April 14, 2024 2:39 pm

I wondered how long it would take to make this spurious link:

Bondi Junction attack: Anthony Albanese believes ‘hundreds’ could have died without tough gun laws

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese believes the Bondi Junction tragedy could have involved “hundreds” of deaths had Joel Cauchi been carrying a gun rather than a knife.

And this:

The Queensland man who went on a murderous stabbing rampage that killed six people in Sydney’s Bondi Junction had a fixation with knives and once put a callout to meet up with people “who shoot guns, including handguns”.

The “callout”, on Facebook, was four years ago!

Could have been, might have been … but wasn’t! Anything to demonise guns and gun owners.

132andBush
132andBush
April 14, 2024 3:19 pm

As a human I am sowing canola.

bons
bons
April 14, 2024 3:22 pm

I haven’t noticed the announcement by Albanese and the jew hater that they will relentlessly pursue the source of the Cohen accusation. A stunt that could have had Cohen shot by police.

I will look harder, I am sure that they would have come out in support of this jewish gentleman. I also must have missed Minn’s please explain to the UTS cesspit.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 14, 2024 3:31 pm

Bruce in WA
April 14, 2024 2:39 pm

I wondered how long it would take to make this spurious link:

Bondi Junction attack: Anthony Albanese believes ‘hundreds’ could have died without tough gun laws

Tennis Elbow. You are a complete FW Number1 with NFI.

Crooks, Fanatics, Killers, Drug Barons, etc, etc do not follow any sort of Gun Law or Laws and never have.

Only Law abiding Citizens do. FFS.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 14, 2024 3:32 pm

Evidently this bloke lived with his parents in Toowoomba

He should have been living in the Bailey Henderson (local loony bin).

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
April 14, 2024 3:35 pm

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese believes the Bondi Junction tragedy could have involved “hundreds” of deaths had Joel Cauchi been carrying a gun rather than a knife

And if half the people there had been carrying, someone would have shot the shit before he’d stabbed the mother of the baby he went for.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 14, 2024 3:36 pm

Germany’s federal minister of transportation, Dr. Volker Wissing, is threatening to ban driving on weekends by motorists in order othe country “to meet climate goals set forth by the Climate Protection Act.”

I imagine that the next weekend after this is enacted every Hun in the country will be on the roads in his or her car.

2dogs
2dogs
April 14, 2024 3:42 pm

how Australian law doesn’t do enough about male domestic violence against women would be entirely appropriate

Maybe this time, when it is mentioned how domestic violence is gendered, it might also be mentioned how it is cultured.

Who am I kidding? That’s never going to happen.

Perfidious Albino
Perfidious Albino
April 14, 2024 3:43 pm

Look, the US is a long way down the shithole spiral, but I can’t fault that newspaper article referencing the ‘knife wielding madman’, I doubt the media here would dare describe rhe POS like that for fear of drawing the ire of our mental health top people.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 14, 2024 3:52 pm

AnAl is under the misapprehension that gun laws apply to the criminal class. How many handed in their guns during the buyback? Idjit.

amortiser
amortiser
April 14, 2024 3:57 pm

KD:

Also, and on the subject of doctors:

Dr. John Campbell

This may not be the best day to go around putting ‘medical professionals’ on pedestals.

What’s the story about John Campbell?

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 14, 2024 4:05 pm

I do not consider John Singleton a “good bloke” but no one should have to go through this tragic pain

Translation: Look at me in wonder; I am a simply massive empath…

Pogria
Pogria
April 14, 2024 4:10 pm

The Security guard who was killed, was on his first day on the job.
An Amahdi muslim escaping death by other muslims in Pakistan.
Faraz Tahir.

Pogria
Pogria
April 14, 2024 4:20 pm

Jade Young. Mother of two. Architect from Bellevue Hill. Active in her local Bronte Live Saving club.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 14, 2024 4:31 pm

What’s the story about John Campbell?

Something about Japan.

Paging Indolent. Indolent to the white phone in the lobby, please.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 14, 2024 4:41 pm
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 14, 2024 4:41 pm

Albo reckons there would have been hundreds of deaths at Bondi, if the killer had had an “automatic gun.” (sic.)

Words fail me, they honestly do.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 14, 2024 4:45 pm

Aaaand here we go (the Hun):

A heroic man who held a bollard to the Westfield knifeman and stopped him from accessing a children’s play area is Ukranian man Silas Despreaux.

Two points:

Despreaux is of course a traditional Ukranian name, and anyone who says otherwise is a liar. A damned liar, I say! And;

Does it matter where the bloke comes from? This chap, using a bollard grabbed from somewhere in the shopping centre used it – along with his physical presence – to deter Whatsisname from the Woomba from going directly into the path of multiple children in a playground. Before Whatsisname was shot and killed.

Silas Despreaux should be hoisted high on the shoulders of others, and never have to pay for another beer in his life. His background is absolutely inconsequential.

Titus Groates
Titus Groates
April 14, 2024 4:45 pm

News.com.au has penetrating coverage of the Bondi tragedy:-

“Sunrise stars’ link to Bondi victim.”

And

(With a picture of Rebel Wilson) “Aussie stars ‘devastated’ by Bondi massacre.”

Along with (unrelated) “New cream that “makes skin look amazing”.

Plus “Flattering leggings brand Zoe loves”.

cohenite
April 14, 2024 5:20 pm

The thing is there was no great or substantial change in policy from Trump to Biden in IR.

Oct 7 would not have happened. Neither would have Ukraine. And iran would have been blowing up balloons instead of being on the cusp of becoming a nuclear power.

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Rabz
April 14, 2024 5:23 pm

Wonderful. So it’s Strathfield Plaza all over again.

A random nutcase wanders into a shopping mall – and yeah, we know the rest.

These people are dead, minns!

BTW, I do not believe the “Joel Cauci” back story (funnily enough). He looks like too many of the young arab wallies wandering aimlessly (until they don’t) around south west Sydney. Hint – the particularly styled and trimmed facial hair.

Rabz
April 14, 2024 5:25 pm

Why do I not believe the “Joel Cauci” back story?

Because they* lie. About everything, all the time.

*No prizes will be gifted to Cats for correctly guessing who “they” are.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 14, 2024 5:28 pm

Iran Tests the Defenses – US Shoots Down the Drones

As expected, this was a test with slow-moving drones that gave hours to respond, but now Iran knows the US shot the drones down – not Israel. U.S. defense announced that they shot down the drones. The official statement: the U.S. continues to “shoot down Iranian-launched drones targeting Israel.” They added, “Our forces remain postured to provide additional defensive support and to protect U.S. forces operating in the region.”

The British Royal Air Force has now also been deployed to the Middle East, and they too are prepared to intercept any Iranian drones headed to Israel, announced the U.K.’s Secretary of State for Defense Grant Shapps.

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/iran/iran-tests-the-defenses-us-shoots-down-the-drones/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 14, 2024 5:32 pm

Andrew Bolt, at the Hun.

But soon another fake claim was trending on Twitter. No, the killer was a Jewish terrorist.

Police had already said the killer, yet unnamed, was 40 years old, but trolls, many with Arabic names, now circulated the photo and name of a 20-year-old computing science student with the most Jewish of names – Benjamin Cohen.

All that Cohen shared in common with Cauchi was a beard, but that was enough.

In the Russian embassy in Sydney, where he’s hiding from police, pro-Putin propagandist Simeon Boikov, calling himself the Aussie Cossack, tweeted: “Unconfirmed reports identify the Bondi attacker as Benjamin Cohen.”

Maram Susli, a viciously anti-Israel YouTuber in Perth known as “Syrian Girl”, tweeted to her 381,000 followers: “Media accidentally leaked the attackers name as ‘Benjamin Cohen’.”

Roger
Roger
April 14, 2024 5:41 pm

Iran threatens to attack Jordan if it ‘cooperates’ with Israel

‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’

by

Ali Khamenei

Rabz
April 14, 2024 5:44 pm

In the Russian embassy in Sydney, where he’s hiding from police, pro-putin propagandist Simeon Boikov, calling himself the Aussie Cossack, tweeted: “Unconfirmed reports identify the Bondi attacker as Benjamin Cohen.”

One of KD’s beloved “nuffies”.

JC
JC
April 14, 2024 5:47 pm

No drones, cruise missiles managed to reach Israel – reports

Hebrew media reports claim that not a single drone or cruise missile managed to infiltrate Israeli airspace.

According to the unsourced reports, most ballistic missiles were also knocked down outside of Israeli airspace.

?

The return serve is going to be fun to watch.

Rabz
April 14, 2024 5:47 pm

err, by the way Cats, if anyone is able to explain the utterly bizarre enormous characters that were very accidentally created by myself last night, feel free. 😕

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2024 5:50 pm

Titus at 4:45.
That was something of a let-down.
No clickbait news.com.au or Daily Mail piece is complete without :-

“Shock MAFS Link to Bondi Massacre”.

Rabz
April 14, 2024 5:55 pm

“Shock MAFS Link to Bondi Mascara”.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2024 5:55 pm

In the Russian embassy in Sydney, where he’s hiding from police, pro-Putin propagandist Simeon Boikov, calling himself the Aussie Cossack, tweeted: “Unconfirmed reports identify the Bondi attacker as Benjamin Cohen.”

I can remember when a number of Cats (past, present and emerging) held this bloke up as some sort of hero because “da resistance”.
Turns out he is just another in the long line of “secret cabal of International Bankers, red shoes in tunnels” cookers.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 14, 2024 5:56 pm

Daily Tele.
Bondi Junction Stabbings: Dawn Singleton shopping for her wedding when she was killedDawn Singleton’s policeman fiance was called to the scene of Bondi’s mass stabbing on Saturday, before discovering his childhood sweetheart was one of Joel Cauchi’s victims.

Rabz
April 14, 2024 5:59 pm

Hey BoN – what’s your verdict on Fallout?

Yet again, a tastee English Rose is front and centre.

KevinM
KevinM
April 14, 2024 6:04 pm

dover0beach
April 14, 2024 5:42 pm

If the Israelis themselves couldn’t stop Oct 7, Trump could not have either. Ukraine was heading there because the direction of US policy was unchanged and events in late ’21 and ’22 were reaching the moment of decision. Iran were still pursuing their missile program, etc. and the killing of Soleimani would have only convinced them of continuing to do so. Nothing much changed.

As much as I would like Trump to win the next election, I’m afraid you are right.

Nothing will change, his past performance, or lack of, or interference from the swamp will make sure of that.

Four years in office against at least 50 for the other side is a blink of an eye.
At best one can hope for is a slow down.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2024 6:04 pm

Did I just see Tennis Albo (and devout abortion advocate) cross himself on the TV?

Black Ball
Black Ball
April 14, 2024 6:09 pm

Courier Mail:

Bosses are being urged to protect their workers’ fertility, as climate change, rising temperatures and tight tradie shorts all add to a rapid decline in the sperm quality of Queensland men, a top expert has warned.

Dr Devini Ameratunga, who is the Clinical Lead of Fertility Preservation at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, as well as the Director of Life Fertility Clinic, has warned of a possible “spermageddon” as science around the environmental impact on male fertility becomes more clear.

In couple’s seeking help to have a baby, 50 per cent of cases are due to problems with the male’s sperm. One in nine couples of reproductive age experience fertility problems.

Climate change. FMD

Roger
Roger
April 14, 2024 6:17 pm

Climate change. FMD

From the same people who brought you lockdowns & masking, BB.

Adjust your expectations accordingly.

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Rabz
April 14, 2024 6:19 pm

LOL – eddles going nookular over on CL’s

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2024 6:21 pm

Some of the speculation about Mr Stabby was misguided, that is true.
But he was a Queenssslander, so thoughts that he was the product of a perverted culture weren’t entirely off the mark.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 14, 2024 6:23 pm

From “The Age.”

What the city witnessed from NSW Police inspector Amy Scott on Saturday afternoon sits in stark contrast to the decision-making paralysis that seemed to grip the commanders in the December 2014 Lindt siege.
Then, police came under sustained criticism from the hostages’ families for the delays in storming the cafe, doing so only after Monis had already fired his sawn-off shotgun three times, on the third round executing Johnson.
The coroner later found the police had grossly underestimated Monis’ capacity for violence, in part because of their mistaken belief that the gunman was conducting the siege for personal reasons rather than on behalf of Islamic State.
This was despite the fact Monis had declared allegiance to Islamic State the month before, and was demanding that his actions be publicised as an IS-inspired attack.
As Barnes later found, police were adhering to an outdated strategy that all sieges had to be handled with a “contain and negotiate” strategy, even as the danger rose hour by hour. He criticised a “lack of flexibility in approach and a lack of initiative”.
Saturday’s actions by Inspector Scott were the very antitheses of paralysis. Thus far we know little about her instructions, or whether she took the actions she did on her own initiative. We do know that she undoubtedly saved lives.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 14, 2024 6:24 pm

Hey BoN – what’s your verdict on Fallout?

Rabz – I’m hoping it will be awesome. A lot of other people are too. The drug addicted ghoul gunslinger Cooper Howard looks awesome!

Many many hours spent on Fallout 3 and New Vegas. I haven’t been able to get into Fallout 4 though for some reason. Must try it again.

War, War Never Changes (2008)

KevinM
KevinM
April 14, 2024 6:28 pm

Rabz
April 14, 2024 6:19 pm

LOL – eddles going nookular over on CL’s

There is that, but at least we have Cassie o S back.
She was and is always welcome.
If I may be so bold as to speak on behalf of others.

MatrixTransform
April 14, 2024 6:35 pm

The Banks in these areas, outside the shopping precincts, all have at least two guards standing outside armed with shotguns.

swarthy, thick-set, stolid and very dangerous looking guards they are too

like heavily armed stone gargoyles

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 14, 2024 6:38 pm

Bit more on the ghoul.

Cooper Howard | The Ghoul (14 Apr)

Best thing is I don’t think you could possibly insert woke into this story arc, at all. At least I hope not.

Roger
Roger
April 14, 2024 6:43 pm

No drones, cruise missiles managed to reach Israel – reports

Who reports?

Russia Today.

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Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 14, 2024 6:46 pm

Just earlier:

Simeon Boikov, calling himself the Aussie Cossack, tweeted: “Unconfirmed reports identify the Bondi attacker as Benjamin Cohen.”

One of KD’s beloved “nuffies”.

Exactly right, although he’s not beloved by me.

This beady-eyed fat peanut actually fancied himself as being of such import that he was worthy of a prisoner exchange in the early days of the Ukranian war, which I have repeatedly said I do not care about.

Meanwhile:

There are several people here who have gone from ‘It’s X’ to It’s X because he has a beard’ to ‘It’s still X because OBVIOUSLY, you blind sheep’ to ‘I have read media reports, so I know’ to ‘Well he’s an honorary X then so it’s the same thing’ to ‘Never ever believe the media because I have been proved demonstrably wrong and it’s someone else’s fault’ within 24 hours.

Roger
Roger
April 14, 2024 6:55 pm

RT reports Iran’s offensive against Israel is now complete.

It would appear they’ve been told to cease and desist by someone.

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bons
bons
April 14, 2024 7:04 pm

RT reports Iran’s offensive against Israel is now complete.

Um. When you are fukin with a bear, it is the bear that decides when and how it will stop.

Rabz
April 14, 2024 7:08 pm

Big fat top hat clad moustache twirling capitalist Bosses are being urged by house sized bottomage laden quackademics to protect wukkas’ fertility, as gerbil worming, rising temperatures and toight tradie shorts all add to a rapid decline in the sperm quality of queersland trannies, a top man scientifically scientistic expert has Shane Warned.

This is j’ism. This is this stupid, stupid country.

“Toight tradie shorts, minus the plumbers’ crack, I tells ya! Big bigotty capitalist bosses! Gerbil worming! :?”

Aaaarrrggghhhh! 🙂

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 14, 2024 7:13 pm

I presume Bolt means the Russian Consulate? The Embassy is in Canbra is it not?

rosie
rosie
April 14, 2024 7:18 pm

“It would appear they’ve been told to cease and desist by someone.”
Comrade Putin or Comrade Pooh?
Nah it was Comrade Wong.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 14, 2024 7:19 pm

This is this stupid, stupid country.

Not really- just the polimuppett-meja class. No different from the US or yookay or Canada.

bons
bons
April 14, 2024 7:20 pm

Hilderbrand – I would not subscribe any ill will to Channel 7. It was just a mistake.

Perhaps Joe you could contribute to the enormous payout that you boyfriends are going to be paying to this tortured victim of their journalistic irresponsible malevolence.

Why does Sky persist with this moron. He does not represent diversity of opinion. He is simply an idiot.

JC
JC
April 14, 2024 7:20 pm

Roger

April 14, 2024 6:55 pm

RT reports Iran’s offensive against Israel is now complete.

Devastating knock out blow by Iran, and now because they’re basically defenseless, the brave Iranians may attempt to attack commercial shipping in the strait.

Rabz
April 14, 2024 7:23 pm

Joe Hildebeast is simply an idiot.

Yes, funnily enough, he is.

Baba
Baba
April 14, 2024 7:26 pm

 Israeli sources have confirmed that Iran has hit Nevatim Air Base in the south of occupied Palestine with 15 missiles early on Sunday.

Sources reported that following this attack, this base was severely damaged and is now inoperable.

Nevatim air base is located in the south of the occupied territories in the Negev desert region and near the city of Be’er Sheva which is the main base of the F-35 fighters of the regime.

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Miltonf
Miltonf
April 14, 2024 7:28 pm

A Jounalist so more than likely to be an idiot. Like the wannabe journo troll here.

rosie
rosie
April 14, 2024 7:29 pm

Iran didn’t do any damage as Avi says because Israel and her allies have invested billions in defense systems to protect Israel from Iran.
Of course people are saying no harm no foul, let it go.
i think Israel should be free yo do something to reduce the ongoing threat from Iran.
https://twitter.com/AviMayer/status/1779336182112878804?t=1rnYiMIQ-D69tROR0wJang&s=19

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2024 7:29 pm

Re the Age comparison of Police responses to Lindt Cafe vs Westfield.

As Barnes later found, police were adhering to an outdated strategy that all sieges had to be handled with a “contain and negotiate” strategy, even as the danger rose hour by hour. He criticised a “lack of flexibility in approach and a lack of initiative”.

This was obvious. The equally useless Commish at the time called a presser for 6:00 a.m., clearly expecting the siege to go into hiatus until brekkie time. Man Monis didn’t get the memo and blew Tory Johnson’s head off in the early hours of the morning. The fact that several hostages escaped should have been a warning that this would cause a control-freak like Monis to spin out.

Saturday’s actions by Inspector Scott were the very antitheses of paralysis. Thus far we know little about her instructions,

She didn’t have any.
In NSW policing, that is a feature, not a bug.

… or whether she took the actions she did on her own initiative.

See above. She acted on her own initiative. Thank Christ. Those who know this sprawling shopping centre with it’s multitude of escalators know that a single officer has zero chance of containing a situation like this.

We do know that she undoubtedly saved lives.

As distinct from those running the Lindt shit-show.

Pogria
Pogria
April 14, 2024 7:32 pm

Pikria Darchia, a native of Georgia from the former Soviet Union, is another victim of yesterday’s horror.

Rabz
April 14, 2024 7:33 pm

j’ismists are such a joke that they’re challenging lawyers, greenfilth pollies, used car salesmen, colourful racing identities and real estate agents as the most loathsome untrustworthy imbeciles existing on this planet.

Let’s see some extra special effort that cements that first place, you shameless dishonest dunderheads! 🙂

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2024 7:40 pm

Just watching the sports report on their ABC.
Reporting on the Masters golf and the local ladies socca comp.
The winning penalty in the ladees socca bumped along the turf only a smidgeon faster than Tiger Woods uphill putt.

rosie
rosie
April 14, 2024 7:41 pm
Miltonf
Miltonf
April 14, 2024 7:43 pm

the most loathsome untrustworthy imbeciles existing on this planet.

Agree and I’d nominate that foul pair from Neutral Bay as exhibit A. But you could come up with a list as long as your arm in a few minutes. Remember Aimee Coups from AFP ?

JC
JC
April 14, 2024 7:43 pm

Sancho Panzer

April 14, 2024 6:21 pm

Some of the speculation about Mr Stabby was misguided, that is true.

But he was a Queenssslander, so thoughts that he was the product of a perverted culture weren’t entirely off the mark.

Misguided? No, it fit a pattern that we’ve seen all over the world over and over again. It was actually reminiscent of the Borough Market attack in the UK.

Rabz
April 14, 2024 7:46 pm

Remember Aimee Coups from AFP?

err, no, milt, thankfully – do I really need to know this?

Rabz
April 14, 2024 7:48 pm

How did I get here?

A great curve might just help explain … 😕

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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2024 7:52 pm

Misguided? No, it fit a pattern that we’ve seen all over the world over and over again. It was actually reminiscent of the Borough Market attack in the UK

Reasonable dots to join given past form I guess.

JC
JC
April 14, 2024 7:57 pm

Reasonable dots to join given past form I guess.

Well Fatboy initially predicted it was a 19 year old female, (blonde) Danish backpacker.

rosie
rosie
April 14, 2024 8:03 pm

I think Chris Bowen is due to top his old pal Elbow in a media release this evening.
‘Millions could have been killed if the attacker was armed with a nuclear power plant’.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 14, 2024 8:03 pm

How did I get here?

By roaming!

The B-52’s – Roam (1990)

Baba
Baba
April 14, 2024 8:06 pm

Reasonable dots to join given past form I guess.

Or, you know, you could heed the advice of a smallgoods providor.

Rabz
April 14, 2024 8:08 pm

Let’s get on down to the Lerve Shack, Cats! 🙂

Rabz
April 14, 2024 8:13 pm

It’s a rainy afternoon, Candee

Baba
Baba
April 14, 2024 8:13 pm

 girl injured by shrapnel.

There’s always a tell.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2024 8:15 pm

JC
 April 14, 2024 7:57 pm

Reasonable dots to join given past form I guess.

Well Fatboy initially predicted it was a 19 year old female, (blonde) Danish backpacker.

One of his recurring fantasies.
The Danish chick slowly approaches, batting her eyelashes. She slowly and seductively unzips her … backpack, revealing two dozen assorted Krispy Kremes.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 14, 2024 8:22 pm

Judgment day in the Lehrmann case is here – so let’s back in the judge
By stephen rice

Judgment day is upon us.
At 10.15am on Monday, Justice Michael Lee will deliver his verdict in a case that has absorbed more time, money and emotional energy from its central figure than any of them could have imagined.
In the process it has fractured the country along faultlines that sometimes look familiar.
That’s because we’ve been here before.
It was less than a year ago that a judge handed down his decision in another de facto criminal trial dressed up as a defamation case.
Justice Anthony Besanko ruled in the Federal Court that Ben Roberts-Smith had, on the balance of probabilities, committed war crimes in Afghanistan. The Full Court has yet to deliver its decision on an appeal.

But the ink was barely dry on the original judgment before the SAS soldier’s backers around the nation began to cry foul.
It was all a stitch up. The verdict was a disgrace. The judge had ignored the evidence.
Can we all agree, in advance, to accept the umpire’s decision, this time around?
Like Besanko, Lee is the kind of judge you’d all want if you were falsely accused of a crime you didn’t commit.
And the kind you’d want if you were a genuine victim of a crime falsely denied by the perpetrator.
But Lee will need the wisdom of Solomon for this one.

The 58-year-old has been rightly lauded in recent days for his calming influence in a case that could easily have descended into acrimony, using a blend of intelligence, humanity and ­humour.
But his judgment is going to rub a lot of people up the wrong way. It’s possible Lee will find outright that Bruce Lehrmann raped Brittany Higgins on the balance of probabilities, or that he did not.
Both findings are fraught.
On the evidence produced in the case, both Lehrmann and Higgins have not been truthful at various points along the way.
Lehrmann’s multiple explanations for why he ended up at Parliament House that night with Higgins have stretched credulity. Higgins’ actions after the alleged assault – from the dubious photo of her bruised leg to her attempts to spin the story as a Liberal Party cover-up – have raised doubts about her story.
Lee was clearly unimpressed with the evidence of both as various points in their testimony.
That leaves it more likely that Ten’s journalism – and that of its once-star reporter Lisa Wilkinson – will come under scrutiny.

Ten did itself no favours by ­refusing to pay for Wilkinson to have her own lawyers in the case. Her cross claim against the network not only proved she desperately needed independent counsel, it allowed into evidence documents that showed Ten’s lawyers approved her Logies speech. Worse, Ten had initially used the veneer of legal privilege to prevent the public – and Lee himself – knowing the truth.
The Lehrmann-Higgins saga has seemed to carry a curse, even before salacious allegations in ­recent weeks by renegade Seven producer Taylor Auerbach blew up his own career and those of his two former friends and Spotlight colleagues, Steve Jackson and Mark Llewellyn.
The juggernaut has chewed up and spat out former defence minister Linda Reynolds, her then chief of staff Fiona Brown, former ACT prosecutor Shane Drumgold, board of inquiry chair Walter Sofronoff KC and a string of lesser known victims, among them the many police investigators who simply did their job and were vilified for it.
Will Lee become the next target when his judgment fails to satisfy the baying mob?
Tens of thousands will watch the verdict unfold on the Federal Court’s YouTube channel on Monday morning as Lee delivers his judgment.
For better or worse, it has fallen to one man to be the arbiter of truth and fairness in a drama that should have ended years ago. Let’s back him in on it. And move on.

Rabz
April 14, 2024 8:29 pm

OK, Cats, I’m about to bow out, but I’ll leave youse with this li’l known factlet about Eddles:

“He spent thirty years in the (g)liberal pardee” 🙂

Digger
Digger
April 14, 2024 8:29 pm

Iran may well be regretting the decision to beat their chest and boast about the hundreds of drones and rockets they sent to Russia so they, in turn, could fly them into Ukraine…

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 14, 2024 8:30 pm

Let’s get on down to the Lerve Shack, Cats!

Ok, let’s go.

The Cars – Let’s Go (1979)

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