Open Thread – Weekend 13 April 2024


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JC
JC
April 14, 2024 8:33 pm

Iran showed they can overwhelm their AD and did so using weapons Israel already knows about.

How so?

Rabz
April 14, 2024 8:40 pm

err, Cats, could we stop the speculationionion about the course of various conflicts on this planet, please?

I’d rather listen to a mighty bimbette singing about a stupid goil.

Miss Ellen, going totally punk … 🙂

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 14, 2024 8:40 pm

False flag operations (the Hun):

The family of Joel Cauchi, who killed six people and injured many others in a frenzied stabbing attack at Westfield Bondi Junction have broken their silence.

In a statement released on their behalf by Queensland police, Cauchi’s parents, Andrew and Michele, said Joel’s actions were “truly horrific”.

“Joel’s actions were truly horrific and we are still trying to comprehend what has happened. He has battled with mental health issues since he was a teenager.

“We are in contact with both the NSW Police Force and Queensland Police Service and have no issues with the police officer who shot our son as she was only doing her job to protect others and we hope she is coping alright.”

I’m not buying this for a minute.

He had a beard, you see. A carefully trimmed beard.

Wake uP Sheeple!

Rabz
April 14, 2024 8:42 pm

Wake uP Sheeple!

I tells ya!

Muddy
Muddy
April 14, 2024 8:45 pm

Rabz.
Politics. Media. Sport.
Maybe one or two others?

Rabz
April 14, 2024 8:50 pm

Politics. Media. Sport.

Muzak, of course – preferably of the spookee kind.

Although when in Shatterzzz’ beloved Toon, just blast a classic out, big time … 🙂

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2024 8:52 pm

But his judgment is going to rub a lot of people up the wrong way.

Irrelevant.

It’s possible Lee will find outright that Bruce Lehrmann raped Brittany Higgins on the balance of probabilities, or that he did not.

I can’t for the life of me see how any judge could find, even on the balance of probabilities, that a rape took place, in the complete absence of any corroboration, contemporaneous evidence or even solid indications of a serious complaint in the months afterwards.
My understanding goes like this:-
A criminal standard of proof of beyond reasonable doubt is very high. Let’s say in percentage terms, 95% certain.
A balance of probabilities in civil cases is considerably lower. Again in percentage terms it could be 51%.
But, if the civil defamation case involves accusations of criminality, the standard of proof required is considerably higher, and the more serious the accusation, the higher it gets.
I can’t see Lee going there.

Both findings are fraught.

No they aren’t.
The fact that a legally sound decision might upset Britnah’s cheer-squad doesn’t make it “fraught”.
?

Rabz
April 14, 2024 8:58 pm

how any jurdge could find, even on the balance of probabilities, that a rape* took place, in the complete absence of any corroboration, contemporaneous evidence or even solid indications of a serious complaint in the months afterwards

Thank goodness anyone with a functioning brain didn’t end up on the jury (in that farce of a criminal trial).

As opposed to a “Rapey Rape Rape”

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JC
JC
April 14, 2024 8:59 pm

One of Channel 7’s highest-profile presenters, Sunrise co-host Matt Shirvington, named an innocent man as the Bondi Junction knife-wielding murderer during an on-air wrap of the tragedy.

Shirvington told Weekend Sunrise that the killer was “40-year-old Benjamin Cohen, dressed in a Kangaroos ARL jersey”, who was “shot and killed by a brave female police officer.”

Shirvington’s comments aired at 6.05am AEST and just 10 minutes later during the same broadcast, presenters Monique Wright and Michael Usher spoke with reporter Lucy McLeod who was outside the shopping centre.

She too wrongly named Cohen as the killer.

I suspect this young dude is going to come into a lot of money without much hard work

JC
JC
April 14, 2024 9:02 pm

and meanwhile, in Chicago.

#BREAKING: Emergency crews are on the scene after Multiple Children and Others have been Shot in a Mass Shooting

No biggie, just a regular weekend.

Rabz
April 14, 2024 9:05 pm

One of Channel 7’s highest-profile presenters, Sunrise co-host Matt Shirvington, named an innocent man as the Bondi Junction knife-wielding murderer

The unsurpassed magnificence of braindead FTA commercial television, summed up in one sentence, Cats.

You know we need much, much more of this, forcibly subsidised by taxpayers, until our so called civilisation collapses under the unsustainable weight of its myriad absurdities.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 14, 2024 9:07 pm

Emergency crews are on the scene after Multiple Children and Others have been Shot in a Mass Shooting

Did the shooter have a beard?

That could be a clue, you know.

rosie
rosie
April 14, 2024 9:11 pm

Where did that accusation start?
I can’t believe that the msm picked up on ‘facts’ being circulated by the likes of Syrian Girl.
Maybe these accounts are also their goto’s for Gaza war reporting.
Mr Cohen should do what the English gent did and go after every account that retweeted.

I saw someone had alerted his father to four of the big accounts that were instrumental.
There was a case in WA recently where someone with the same name was pronounced to be responsible for some heinous crime.
He won his defamation case.
In this case it seems olive skin and a beard was casus belli.

JC
JC
April 14, 2024 9:12 pm

KD

I think he had a stubble. 🙂

rosie
rosie
April 14, 2024 9:14 pm

The young dude has probably received numerous threats of violence and death, even though everyone knew the perpetrator was shot dead.
The msm and those twitter scumbags should be held to account.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2024 9:19 pm

I think that Lee will make no findings about rape, correctly adjudicating that no-one could possibly conclude anything about that night based upon the evidence.
This would then form the basis of his decision.
That is, if a properly constituted court of law, taking evidence under oath, could not draw that conclusion, how could Ten arrive at a conclusion of rape after talking to only one of the protagonists and a few other peripheral witnesses which were vetted by Britnah’s new boyfriend?
Of course, Ten’s position would be mitigated if they did one of two things.
Firstly, if they gave Lehrrman a right of reply. To all intents and purposes, they contrived to ambush Lehrrman and make any meaningful right of reply impossible.
Secondly, if they kept the reporting to “Parliament House HR processes” as they claimed it was always about and didn’t identify Lehrrman. But they did identify him in practical terms and they always knew and intended he would be identified. Why would you be crowing that “he will never work again” if you thought he would remain anonymous.
As for damages, I think Ten cops the lion’s share. I had thought Toad might skate, but her insistence that she is a serious j’ism gets her back on the hook for recklessly disregarding professional standards. Lee isn’t going to buy that she was just an autocue reader.

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rosie
rosie
April 14, 2024 9:19 pm

I linked tweets this morning where after months of proclaiming Israelis were all blue eyed blonde Polish Jews, Syrian Girl (who lives in Perth) proclaimed that Joel Gauchi looked ‘Israeli’ and therefore was definitely Mr Cohen.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 14, 2024 9:22 pm

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

However, Israel’s response to aggression isn’t.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 14, 2024 9:27 pm

I suspect this young dude is going to come into a lot of money without much hard work

After the Auerbach shit-show a couple of weeks ago, the timing is perfect.
Sue Seven, the on-air presenters, the producers, the lot.
Give them 48 hours to settle or off to court.
They will cut the cheque.
The first hint will be a grovelling apology on tomorrow morning’s show.
If Kerry Stokes thinks he is doing the nation a service by footing BRS’s legals but gives this shit a pass, he’s lost me.

Muddy
Muddy
April 14, 2024 9:28 pm
Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 14, 2024 9:34 pm

Sue Seven, the on-air presenters, the producers, the lot

One of the few occasions where lawyers’ fees in civil matters will be well spent.

Baba
Baba
April 14, 2024 9:34 pm

Maybe these accounts are also their goto’s for Gaza war reporting.

Mossad accounts are the most reliable. Everyone knows this.

rosie
rosie
April 14, 2024 9:37 pm

Oh you got me with that zinger Baba.
Ouch.

Perfidious Albino
Perfidious Albino
April 14, 2024 9:39 pm

Can’t rule out the Iranians just testing how many shots might get through if they start lobbing nukes.

rosie
rosie
April 14, 2024 9:46 pm

Iran can lob nukes, they will kill millions of muslims, in Israel, the West Bank, Jordan and Gaza I guess that won’t bother them.
Make a mockery of from the river to the sea too.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 14, 2024 9:57 pm

Mossad accounts are the most reliable. Everyone knows this.

Baba.

Put the Doritos down, shave the beard and go outside for a couple of hours. It’ll do you good.

Unless, of course, you’re afeared of the chemtrails.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 14, 2024 10:09 pm

I can’t stop laughing.

FAFO Compilation: Animal Edition
https://rumble.com/v4pd3ck-fafo-compilation-animal-edition.html

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 14, 2024 10:18 pm

Knuckle Dragger
 April 14, 2024 9:57 pm

Mossad accounts are the most reliable. Everyone knows this.

Baba.
Put the Doritos down, shave the beard and go outside for a couple of hours. It’ll do you good.
Unless, of course, you’re afeared of the chemtrails.

They have srpaying since the 70’s, dickhead.

rosie
rosie
April 14, 2024 10:18 pm
Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 14, 2024 10:19 pm

Mr Cohen slammed internet sleuths’ accusations as ‘very dangerous’ noting they could ‘destroy people’s lives’.

Yessss. Internet sleuths. Great comedy value, until they put people in the frame for things they were not responsible for and nowhere near.

As if the last three and a half years of nuffery wasn’t enough. Once again, because this is both relevant and never gets old:

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

Godspeed on your way to early retirement, Mr Cohen.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 14, 2024 10:22 pm

They have srpaying since the 70’s, dickhead.

‘Srpaying’ since the 70s. Sure.

Don’t the chemtrails get in the way of the Direct Energy Weapons?

Keep watching the skies, Stevie T. One day you’ll dodge a falling piano.

rosie
rosie
April 14, 2024 10:23 pm

It wasn’t ‘internet sleuthing’ they made a deliberate decision to find a Jewish scapegoat, the first one with an obviously Jewish name, dark hair and a beard won the prize.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 15, 2024 2:32 am

Knuckle Dragger
 April 14, 2024 10:22 pm

They have srpaying since the 70’s, dickhead.
‘Srpaying’ since the 70s. Sure.
Don’t the chemtrails get in the way of the Direct Energy Weapons?
Keep watching the skies, Stevie T. One day you’ll dodge a falling piano.

You are the ignorant prick, not me.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 15, 2024 2:48 am

Don’t the chemtrails get in the way of the Direct Energy Weapons?

You are a retard.

Bespoke
Bespoke
April 15, 2024 6:26 am

Four ballistics got through at Ramon AB.

Oh dear. Worthy of SMH reporting.

Helen
Helen
April 15, 2024 7:15 am

I was reading the time line of events from the Oz at Bondi last night and noticed that the killer begins killing at 3.20 pm. About 200 tactical police storm the centre at 3.40 pm. At 4.00 pm a lone police inspector, having been nearby on another job, and, running into the centre and asking questions on the way, fronted him and shot hime dead.

My question is, what were the tactical group doing in that 20 minutes people were dying? And, if this copper with common sense and courage had been somewhere else in the city and unable to respond, how many more people would have died before the tactical group could finish their toolbox meeting and find the guy and negotiate with him?

rosie
rosie
April 15, 2024 7:23 am

“About 200 tactical police storm the centre at 3.40 pm”
that doesn’t seem believable..

shatterzzz
April 15, 2024 7:29 am

My question is, what were the tactical group doing in that 20 minutes people were dying? 

The meeting went into complete disarray when they were informed it wasn’t a granny who needed pepper spraying but an adult male to be subdued …. lotz more planning necessary ..!

rosie
rosie
April 15, 2024 7:31 am

This timeline and one at the Australian has Inspector Scott on the scene at 3.25, being directed to Cauci’s location by membersof the public.
It doesn’t take long to stab defenseless people.
https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/crime/bondi-junction-stabbing-attack-how-it-unfolded/news-story/ac4fce6a10a03575ddf4d68d59d1dae8

shatterzzz
April 15, 2024 7:36 am

RT reports Iran’s offensive against Israel is now complete.
However, Israel’s response to aggression isn’t.

The only, reported, casualty is a 7 years old girl hit by a piece of shrapnel so doubt the Israelis will be turning the other cheek …….
“course. the media ain’t much interested in the victim cos not a Gaza kiddie ..!

m0nty
m0nty
April 15, 2024 8:17 am

The left closed down the institutions because human rights and the rate of mad sons killing rellos jumped enormously

It was the 90s and it was the likes of Kennett who closed down the loony bins, because government institutions are communism.

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  2. Shirley mUntyfa can use the skills he gained while failing Economics 1 to perform that simple calculation. You should have…

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