Open Thread – Mon 15 April 2024


Pandora’s Box, Charles Edward Perugini, late 1800s

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Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 15, 2024 7:20 pm

WA NewsCrimeNSW NewsPerth

Bondi Junction attack: Perth landmarks to be illuminated white in honour of Sydney stabbing victims

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 15, 2024 7:25 pm

Webb shows she’s unfit for command at every turn

Steady on Gez.

She’s a girl person, and therefore a natural at the helm of any organisation.

Ah. Ah, hang on. Forget I said anything.

rosie
rosie
April 15, 2024 7:28 pm

Maybe Cauci targeted people who were less likely to resist, and is there any chance there were more women that men shopping in the shops he first targeted?

Baba
Baba
April 15, 2024 7:30 pm

If only Cheap Charlie had stumped up for the price of his top secret ASIS motel bolt hole.

Indolent
Indolent
April 15, 2024 7:33 pm
Muddy
Muddy
April 15, 2024 7:33 pm

The unfortunate long-term consequence of the Lehrman-Higgins case, is that it may have the opposite of an ‘encouragement’ affect on those who have genuinely* been the victim of sexual abuse, but who may fear the potential public/mediascum attention, particularly if there are well-known personalities involved. (But only if the personality is an ‘outsider’ and therefore fair game for reputational assassination by the unarmed state militia).

* Not a reflection of my opinion on this particular case.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 15, 2024 7:36 pm

Speaking of actual domestic violence offenders, and not just the horrible ones put up by Lisa Wilkinson (the Hun):

Former Australian cricket star Michael Slater has faced court on a slew of domestic violence charges after he was arrested on the Sunshine Coast over the weekend.

Highlights:

He faces 19 charges, including assault occasioning bodily harm, choking and strangulation, four charges of common assault, enter dwelling at night by break, unlawful stalking and breaching bail conditions. All charges except for the bail breach are domestic violence offences.

And:

Police alleged in the documents on December 6, 2023 Slater had sent a woman a text saying “I fell and think I’ve broke my rib” and “Oh, and I need some vodka”.

Slater then allegedly picked up a vodka bottle and raised it above his head, threatening “I’ll f—ing kill you”.

The woman attempted to escape into the laundry area and Slater allegedly launched towards her, grabbed her throat and slammed her into a fridge.

Also:

Later that day (April 12) about 9.50pm, Slater allegedly went to her house and slapped her kitchen window, repeatedly saying “f–k you” and “where’s you daughter?”.

It is alleged Slater demanded to be let inside, telling her to “f—ing open the door” before climbing through the smashed window into her home and continuing his “aggressive and demeaning behaviour”.

Nice.

About 300 messages were allegedly sent to the woman, some which called her a “c–t,” an “escort” and a “slut.”

Documents stated he also allegedly sent a voice messages threatening suicide.

“Get f–ked, you’re a fraud, I’m going to hang my skull at the front of your house,” Slater allegedly said in the voice message.

“How does that f—ing feel, you c–t?

“You f—ing killed me”

Once again, his lawyers are running the ‘mental health’ defence, trying to get the charges downgraded and firmly in handpattery land.

With a bit of good fortune, and given events over the weekend the judiciary might be able to separate genuine ‘mental health’ from ‘I’ve cocked up yet again, it’s all my fault but I will try and assign blame to something – anything – else’, and bin this bloke for several years.

Indolent
Indolent
April 15, 2024 7:36 pm
Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 15, 2024 7:38 pm

I loved watching Michael Slater as a player.

However, it proves the point that the person one may see on the picture wireless is very rarely the real person.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 15, 2024 7:43 pm

Network 10 could be out of pocket $8m after Bruce Lehrmann winAdelaide LangNCA NewsWire
Mon, 15 April 2024 4:24PM

Network 10 could be out of pocket for millions despite scoring a resounding victory in the defamation lawsuit brought by Bruce Lehrmann, a leading defamation lawyer has revealed.
On Monday, Justice Michael Lee ruled the media company had not defamed Lehrmann by airing an interview with Brittany Higgins on The Project in which she alleged she had been raped by a fellow political staffer in Parliament House during March 2019.
The justice found Lehrmann had been so “hellbent on having sex” that he “did not care one way or another whether Ms Higgins understood or agreed to what was going on”.
He ruled in favour of Network 10 and said the question of costs would be determined at a later date.

MinterEllison partner Peter Bartlett, who successfully led Nine’s defence against Ben Roberts-Smith’s defamation claims, estimated Network 10 and its former presenter Lisa Wilkinson have paid $8m to defend themselves in the defamation case brought by Lehrmann.
Despite the victory, Mr Bartlett said the media company will likely face difficulties in recouping their multimillion dollar costs from Lehrmann, who is currently unemployed.
“By all appearances, Lehrmann doesn’t have a deep pocket,” he said.
“So clearly Channel 10 will be out of pocket because they won’t be able to recover that quantum of costs from Lehrmann.”
Mr Bartlett noted Network 10 could have Lehrmann declared as bankrupt, but it would still be a challenge “to get blood out of a stone”.
“At best they’re going to be able to get a couple of hundred thousand dollars but they’re not going to be able to get much,” he surmised.
He drew parallels with the Ben Roberts-Smith defamation fight, in which Nine were able to compel media magnate Kerry Stokes to pay costs because they had funded the lawsuit.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 15, 2024 7:43 pm

3 minutes to cross the road, The traffic is insane my neck of the woods.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 15, 2024 7:46 pm

The traffic.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 15, 2024 8:00 pm

Anyway, long life and good health to all on the Cat. Mme Zulu is mixing her first G and T in some time…

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 15, 2024 8:09 pm

Stabbing at a church in western Sydney.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 15, 2024 8:14 pm

The incident happened on Monday night just after 7pm at Wakeley’s Christ The Good Shepherd Church, where Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel was saying Mass.
Bishop Emmanuel can be seen speaking to the congregation before a man walks up to him and allegedly stabs him a number of times. 
The young man dressed in all black can be seen approaching the altar where Bishop Emmanuel was standing before allegedly stabbing his face and body before people tried to stop him.

?

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 15, 2024 8:15 pm

PA, that thought had crossed my mind fleetingly as I read the judgement. Lee certainly appeared to me to be going out on a limb with the things he claimed happehed without a skerrick of proof. The whole tawdry event of a couple of tubbies doing or not doing something is a lot of feelz. As plod said in the beginning, there’s not enough evidence and thats without the litany of lies flowing from all and sundry. Lee can say “I tried my best, its up to the appeal judge if there is an appeal”. He squibbed it. Spineless. Looking forward to the revolution.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 15, 2024 8:24 pm

The full judgment is tough going.
I did searches on names initially (like Wilkinson) but then reverted to reading the thing as it was published.
Lee really gives it to Sharaz, which is odd how he didn’t mention him today as a sack of shit like he did with the chap from Channel 7.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 15, 2024 8:32 pm

Lee really gives it to Sharaz

I find it curious that all the protagonists in this rightly described ‘omnishambles’ (h/t Lee J), within six months of the aforementioned notoriety being gained, all decided it was burger time.

Sharaz, Lehrmann and Higgins.

Just look at them. A pudgy, nondescript, jowly trio of nobodies.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 15, 2024 8:32 pm

A French man, Damien Guerot, has been identified as the viral “Bollard Man” hero who tried to stop the killer during his stabbing spree on Saturday.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-68814871

rosie
rosie
April 15, 2024 8:33 pm

“Lee certainly appeared to me to be going out on a limb with the things he claimed happehed without a skerrick of proof”
Is a transcript of Higgin’s testimony available?
Sounds like it boiled down to a he said she said and Lee preferred what she said.

JC
JC
April 15, 2024 8:39 pm
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Boambee John
Boambee John
April 15, 2024 8:45 pm

Did Lee make any specific comments about the lack of observation of the media code of ethics by Ch 10 and the Cane Toad?

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
April 15, 2024 8:47 pm

https://www.judgments.fedcourt.gov.au/judgments/Judgments/fca/single/2024/2024fca0369

FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA

Lehrmann v Network Ten Pty Limited (Trial Judgment) [2024] FCA 369

File number: NSD 103 of 2023
Judgment of: LEE J
Date of judgment: 15 April 2024

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 15, 2024 8:54 pm

Scrolling my twitter feed this evening.
There’s a lot of head scratching over the Iran attacks on Israel.
Also, black men really like beating up elderly Asians.

cohenite
April 15, 2024 8:55 pm

Video of the latest stabbing of Christian bishop at Westfield. The stabber has a beard. It looks like a Christian Leb church. By the looks of the reaction to the guy from the congregation I reckon he’s a smear now.:

Sydney church stabbing latest: Priest attacked during livestream (telegraph.co.uk)

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 15, 2024 8:58 pm

Bern at 8:24.

Lee really gives it to Sharaz, which is odd how he didn’t mention him today as a sack of shit like he did with the chap from Channel 7.

He made an oblique reference to Sharaz when talking about Britnah’s credibility, noting that a particular thing had happened “before Sharaz was involved”, implying that post-Sharaz Britnah was less credible.
Strange that he should observe that her evidence was “malleable”, but only in the hands of one person.

Chris
Chris
April 15, 2024 9:01 pm

Copycat murder is real. Taught by media rewarded by media.
I have been considering going armed to Church because of qwerty nutters and the rabid killer people.
John Howard passed laws for every state based on the lie that Australians do not need self- defence. Unless they are policewimmin, apparently.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 15, 2024 9:02 pm

Boambee John
 April 15, 2024 8:45 pm

Did Lee make any specific comments about the lack of observation of the media code of ethics by Ch 10 and the Cane Toad?

Notwithstanding legal advice, he did say Toad should have known better over the Loggies speech.

Crossie
Crossie
April 15, 2024 9:05 pm

I wonder if the stabbing of the Lebanese bishop in Wakeley near Fairfield is a copycat action.

Crossie
Crossie
April 15, 2024 9:10 pm

The inference for the church stabbing is that it’s someone from the congregation but I wouldn’t be too sure, anyone can come into a church.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 15, 2024 9:14 pm

Seems the push is on in New South Wales to allow security guards to carry batons and pepper sprays, but not Tasers or firearms.

Arky
April 15, 2024 9:25 pm

The Bishop:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhyF42Rkffk
..
I hope he recovers.

Johnjjj
Johnjjj
April 15, 2024 9:35 pm

Liverpool church stabbing. This won’t end well. Maronites are not to be messed with.

Crossie
Crossie
April 15, 2024 9:41 pm

The churchgoers reaction to the stabbing of the Lebanese bishop is a reminder to the police that Christians can be very unhappy about these sort of attacks and to protest in large numbers. I don’t think these particular Christians are much into turning the other cheek.

Arky
April 15, 2024 9:49 pm

The link above has a few, interesting… items.

Crossie
Crossie
April 15, 2024 9:50 pm

Evelyn Rae is commenting on the church stabbing on Sky and says that we are lucky to have a world class legal system that considers someone as innocent until proven guilty. I had to laugh at that particularly today in the aftermath of Justice Lee’s decision on Bruce Lerhmann.

Crossie
Crossie
April 15, 2024 10:10 pm

I see that the police are in a bind at the church in Wakeley, the assailant is in the church with the police but they now have no way of getting him out past the crowds waiting outside.

Crossie
Crossie
April 15, 2024 10:15 pm

The political reporter from The Oz is urging social harmony on the crowds at the church. Harmony? After somebody just tried to kill their bishop? Some of these scribblers don’t quite understand the events on which they are reporting.

amortiser
amortiser
April 15, 2024 10:18 pm

The should give the guy a shave and dress him in a police uniform and walk him out of the church to the cells. That blonde female inspector will sort it out quick smart.

Black Ball
Black Ball
April 15, 2024 10:21 pm

Off topic.
Bayer Leverkusen win the Bundesliga for the first time ever. To put it in perspective, Bayern Munich have won the last 11 titles.
Leverkusen have not lost since Xabi Alonso took the reins. 5 games to play in the league and all over.
Kind of like Liverpool FC ffs. City will now win with a leg in the air. Like Britanny

Crossie
Crossie
April 15, 2024 10:40 pm

It’s interesting to see the police around the church with riot gear. It’s even more interesting that never once did they think it was necessary to be so equipped during the pro-Palestinian riots.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 15, 2024 10:41 pm

A large single malt – or three – or four – and watching Robert Duvall, and Micheal Caine, in “Second Hand Lions” is a worthy occupation, now that Mme Zulu’s test results are negative…

Crossie
Crossie
April 15, 2024 10:47 pm

Paul Murray is advising the assembled crowds around the church to disperse which would be the best for everyone including the church. Where was he on 9th October last year? Why didn’t anyone advise the pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel protesters to do the same?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
April 15, 2024 10:49 pm

I’m off to the city tomorrow to gatecrash the Vic Energy Minister’s luvvie fest on Wednesday.
Guess who’s coming to dinner Lily.

Indolent
Indolent
April 15, 2024 10:56 pm
JC
JC
April 15, 2024 11:05 pm

repeat

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Indolent
Indolent
April 15, 2024 11:05 pm
JD
JD
April 15, 2024 11:22 pm

Test.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 15, 2024 11:46 pm

She’s aged well.

Cyndi Lauper – True Colors (Live)
?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZgah5suEyc

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 15, 2024 11:55 pm

Dido – Thank You (Live at Brixton Academy)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGXtEE-YX7s

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
April 16, 2024 12:11 am

News com au running with Bishop was “allegedly” attacked.
Can’t be too careful when it was live streamed.

Pete of Perth
Pete of Perth
April 16, 2024 12:33 am
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Tom
Tom
April 16, 2024 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
April 16, 2024 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
April 16, 2024 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
April 16, 2024 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
April 16, 2024 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
April 16, 2024 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
April 16, 2024 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
April 16, 2024 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
April 16, 2024 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
April 16, 2024 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
April 16, 2024 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
April 16, 2024 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
April 16, 2024 4:09 am
Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 16, 2024 4:16 am

Thanks Tom.

Bobtheboozer
Bobtheboozer
April 16, 2024 4:53 am

This is what appeasement brings you.
Didn’t we learn anything the last time we tried it?
Arrogant and threatening. This is your future, imposed on us by a political and media caste who have no bloody idea of what the repercussions will be like.

Bobtheboozer
Bobtheboozer
April 16, 2024 5:03 am

According to reports coming from Israel and Turkey the Biden Administration provided guidance to Iran in its missile and drone strike against Israel.
Iran informed Turkey in advance of its planned operation against Israel, a Turkish diplomatic source told Reuters on Sunday, adding that Washington had conveyed to Tehran via Ankara that any action it took had to be “within certain limits.”

KevinM
KevinM
April 16, 2024 5:10 am

Bobtheboozer
April 16, 2024 5:03 am

According to reports coming from Israel and Turkey the Biden Administration provided guidance to Iran in its missile and drone strike against Israel.

Iran informed Turkey in advance of its planned operation against Israel, a Turkish diplomatic source told Reuters on Sunday, adding that Washington had conveyed to Tehran via Ankara that any action it took had to be “within certain limits.”

Providing guidance? What does it mean, if anything.
But if it means they approved of it if were to be kept to limits, who needs enemies with friends like that?

BTW I doubt if it’s true but.

KevinM
KevinM
April 16, 2024 5:18 am

Re, the verdict of the defamation case, only now had time to read the comments and some of the relevant sections.
Now we have a comedian for a judge.

Like him, Bruce, or not, I think he was more than hardly done by, that he is a d..head is beside the point, the rest of this sorry cast, including the politicians are far more despicable.

What happened at PH we shall never know but for the judge to declare that he is a r…ist on no evidence at all is just too much.

The man is finished, what sort of a job can he get now?

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 16, 2024 5:58 am

Like the climateers who want to ignore inconvenient temperatures from the 1930s, the media now want to say the problem with Iran dates from Israel’s attack on that embassy annex in Damascus. Never mind that Iran has been funding and supplying Hezbollocks and Hamarse for decades.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 16, 2024 5:59 am

David Gilmour = P Floyd paid the bills.

The Haunting of “Wuthering Heights.” Vocal ANALYSIS of Kate Bush’s first masterpiece!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBXoN0tJf_g

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 16, 2024 6:01 am

When you come across a mainstream media channel (apart from Fox News) which will say that the cases against Trump are fraudulent, let me know.
Nearly all of them pretend that it’s not election interference, nothing like a third world dictatorship, oh no!

Zatara
Zatara
April 16, 2024 6:06 am

Restrained by parishioners, the Islamist terrorist who attacked Bishop Mar Mari reportedly said in Arabic: “if He wasn’t criticising my Prophet (Muhammad) and my religion (islam), I wouldn’t have come or attacked” pic.twitter.com/Lo4L7V8Ebh

— Paul Serran (@paul_serran) April 15, 2024

If true this might get even more interesting.

calli
calli
April 16, 2024 6:20 am

Why is there only one figure in Leak’s cartoon? The judge was quite clear that they were both liars, one organised the other disorganised.

Why one type of liar is more believable than the other is anyone’s guess.

Harlequin Decline
April 16, 2024 6:36 am

In Rome at the moment after 3 days in Amsterdam. Many tourists in both cities. We inadvertently visited Keukenhof which had a spectacular spring garden display(I had no idea it was the height of the tulip flowering season and the garden is world famous).

The Dutch host was up to speed on the Sydney stabbings and like many of us thought it was a Muslim maniac running amok.

Similarly in Rome the well informed concierge assumed the same and even queried why they had ruled out terrorism without knowing the motive.

We spoke to a Floridian family at the Vatican who were going to vote for Trump and saw the lawfare for what it was.

The statue of the Dying Gaul at the Capitoline Museum was magnificent, one of the great works of Western civilisation-thanks Tinta for the recommendation.

In contrast the visit to the Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel was an absolute ordeal due to the crowds. We booked a small group tour in a laughable attempt to beat the queues. Little did we know that there were dozens of ‘small group tours’ mixed in with the thousands of other punters.

Even before it opened on Monday the non tour queue was a good 500m long and then there was the tour group queue joining from the other side.

It was jam packed from start to finish which meant 2 hours of shuffling past one thing after another with the guide babbling something incomprehensible in your ear and being jostled by various bipedal lifeforms some of which clearly had not being paying enough attention to matters of personal hygiene.

It weren’t like this 30 years ago I can tell you.

Never again!

Vicki
Vicki
April 16, 2024 6:39 am

OK. The Oz today & the breakfast TV stations is reporting a massive incident in Sydney’s SWest. An Assyrian Christian church leader attacked by a young offender with a knife and suffered injuries. He was restrained by parishioners until po,ice arrived. But by that time huge crowds had arrived – seemingly in support of the offender as they attacked police with bricks and paling torn from neighbouring houses! Many injuries to police & their vehicles. Offender “known to police” & is said to have explained his action as having been offended by comments made re the Prophet ( not the Christian one!).

And so it begins?

Vicki
Vicki
April 16, 2024 6:58 am

TV presenters are saying the violent crowds outside the Church were supporting the Church parishioners. I think they have got that wrong, but maybe I am wrong.

Davey Boy
Davey Boy
April 16, 2024 7:04 am

Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar was also just 15 years old.

shatterzzz
April 16, 2024 7:04 am

Gotta laff ..! MSN News runs a story whinge-ing about Gazans getting knocked back for “temporary” visas cos .. not likely to leave afterwards .. but shutz off comments …
Methinx it might be cos most Oz folk agree with the knockbacks & comments might take the bite out of the whinge .. LOL!
https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/other/palestinians-were-refused-australian-visitor-visas-due-to-concerns-they-would-not-stay-temporarily/ar-BB1lF5TN?ocid=hpmsn&cvid=746a174b7a424802a1b579cd6ba53514&ei=20

Vicki
Vicki
April 16, 2024 7:05 am

Yep – crowds were in support of the Bishop.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 16, 2024 7:11 am

More trouble in the EV world.

Tesla to Lay Off More Than 10% of Its Staff (15 Apr)

Tesla is laying off more than 10% of its global workforce, an internal memo seen by Reuters on Monday shows, as it grapples with falling sales and an intensifying price war for electric vehicles (EVs). …

Tesla shares were down 5% at $162.42 late on Monday. Shares of EV makers Rivian Automotive, Lucid Group and VinFast Auto were also trading between 2.2% and 10.7% lower.

Everyone who wants one has already bought one, and the normies don’t want an EV. Good luck Mr Bowen getting them to buy one.

Pogria
Pogria
April 16, 2024 7:21 am

This is hilarious.

Weaponry systems in Ukraine, many of which were supplied by European countries, have been rendered unworkable, not due to Russian interference, but because of damage caused by mice and other rodents. Seemingly, these creatures have developed a preference for cable insulation made of corn fiber over synthetic materials. This predilection leads to malfunctioning electrical installations, rendering the expensive equipment essentially worthless, and requiring rapid overhauling.”

Here’s the link for the full story.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/rodents-incapacitate-millions-in-eco-friendly-military-equipment-in-ukraine-the-unforeseen-problem/ar-BB1iOyki?cvid=1cd547cfc73e44cf98245aeda8fc841e&ei=10

Crossie
Crossie
April 16, 2024 7:23 am

Everyone who wants one has already bought one, and the normies don’t want an EV. Good luck Mr Bowen getting them to buy one.

Bruce, it’s that T badge on the car that looks like a thumb tack that is the important feature most EV buyers wanted. They needed to be able to signal to the rest of the drivers that they are virtuous AND well off. That’s something a Mercedes or a Maserati owner can’t claim.

Crossie
Crossie
April 16, 2024 7:28 am

Pogria

 April 16, 2024 7:21 am

This is hilarious.

“Weaponry systems in Ukraine, many of which were supplied by European countries, have been rendered unworkable, not due to Russian interference, but because of damage caused by mice and other rodents. Seemingly, these creatures have developed a preference for cable insulation made of corn fiber over synthetic materials. 

That is a deadly stupidity. Even without the rodent predations aren’t these materials meant to biodegrade? It will be a case of use them quickly or lose them, not exactly a long term deterrent.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 16, 2024 7:36 am

Started well, finished badly (the Hun):

Thomas Ross, 21, pleaded guilty in Moorabbin Magistrates’ Court on April 15 to one charge of drink driving and one charge of careless driving.

The court heard Ross had been driving in the car with his sister on January 4, when he turned onto South Rd in Bentleigh East at a “fast pace” and lost control of his car.

Ross swerved across the busy main road with such force he smashed into a man driving a Tesla on the other side of the road

Yay!

before smashing into a power pole, dislodging it and causing it to fall.

Boo!

caveman
caveman
April 16, 2024 7:41 am

The “lions den” comment, is that referring to the criminal trial. Cause I get the message that the judge is saying it was stacked deck against him and is really denying him the right to justice.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 16, 2024 7:46 am

Do we have a name for the 15 year old stabster yet? Looks a lot like a case from a few years back where a programmed junior shot a Parramatta Police Station employee out in the street.

Last edited 1 month ago by Bungonia Bee
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 16, 2024 7:59 am

More battery fun.

Is a BAN on Home Batteries in Lofts Coming? (15 Apr)

The gist is that official electrical installation guidance is changing in the UK, to strongly advise against the installation of batteries in the likes of lofts, cupboards and even garages. …

Given that even garages may not provide adequate ventilation, will batteries have to be installed outside the house? (In which case, what happens when it rains!)

Logically you’d have to have a solidly built battery shed well separated from the house and garage. Which would make them even more expensive to install.

Figures
Figures
April 16, 2024 8:04 am

That’s ok Bruce. Bowen doesn’t actually want people to be able to drive cars. Cars are for the elite, not the hoi polloi. People refusing EVs won’t stop Labor/Green arseholes from banning ICE cars.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 16, 2024 8:05 am

Yep. Has been declared a terrorist incident.

shatterzzz
April 16, 2024 8:05 am

Nort often I’m unimpressed with hospitals .. but .. yesterday I had an appointment for the pre admission check before day surgery later in the month .. Turned up 10 minutes before appointment .. no other folk there .. waited 20 minutes before being called by a nurse .. 25 minutes for a heart check and go over, question by question, paperwork I filled out 3 weeks ago .. then a 30 minute wait to see an anaesthetist, who had wandered in & out of his office several times during that period .. 10 minutes to go over most of the written questions/answers I’d been thru with the nurse .. then sat down, outside, again for another 20 minutes before the nurse turned up and said, “That’s it you can go” & gave me a paper of do’s & don’ts for the 24 hrs leading up to the surgery ….. duuuuuuh! ..
I got the impression that all this waiting around was more to do with staff filling in time than anything else .. there were several nurses wandering around but in the whole time I was the onIy customer ….. nearly 2 hours for around 40 minutes activity ……

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 16, 2024 8:05 am

Nanna Webb says the church stabbing’s a terror-related stabbing.

They may have picked the wrong target this time.

shatterzzz
April 16, 2024 8:09 am

The man is finished, what sort of a job can he get now?

I think he’s about to retire so saving the Luigi gummint’s embarrassment over Knickerless’ $millions payout will be rewarded .. I’m summizing several “jerbs fer the boyz” positions will be on offer! …… LOL!

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will
will
April 16, 2024 8:14 am

The “lions den” comment by J Lee was that after escaping the Lion’s den you don’t go back for your hat. So J Lee thinks he is guilty and escaped the consequences in the criminal trial.

shatterzzz
April 16, 2024 8:20 am

 seemingly in support of the offender as they attacked police with bricks and paling torn from neighbouring houses! Many injuries to police & their vehicles. 

Seems unlikely ..! .. The Islam population is centred mainly around Fairfield cbd/retail area .. the Assyrian/Maronites are from Fairfield Heights thru to Edensor Park/Waverley/Horsley Park so for the Islamists to get to the church would be anywhere from 30 to 60 mins drive, depending on traffic, well after the locals would have gathered ……

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 16, 2024 8:20 am

I see from the febrile reportage of Lehrmanngate that Lee J has apparently sorted out one of the great (to me, anyway) mysteries of the romantic evening in question:

“Given he had satisfied himself, and that he knew his girlfriend was awake and was attempting to contact him, calling an Uber and getting out of the Ministerial private office with celerity (and leaving Ms Higgins undressed) is the action of a cad, but is nonetheless explicable.”

No problems with the judicial concept that shaggery was front of mind, or that Bruce might be an utter cad.

But the idea that, having porked Brinny in the Minister’s office, Bruce would just bugger off home leaving her unconscious, nekkid and dribbling on the couch for someone to find suggests reckless lunacy and an inexplicable lack of self preservation. Strangely unexplored by Hizonner.

But, there we go.
It’s Canbra.

I must be young and naive.

calli
calli
April 16, 2024 8:28 am

So J Lee thinks he is guilty

That’s nice.

Some actual physical evidence to that guilt would be nice too.

On this basis the good judge might think the next offender is a pumpkin. And who could disabuse him of that? He appears to know everything.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 16, 2024 8:29 am

The section in the Lehrmann judgement on “Panties” is … quite brief.

Anders
Anders
April 16, 2024 8:30 am

Did Lee explore why Ms Higgins lied about Fiona Brown and destroyed her career? Was it the trauma made her done it? It suggests to me someone willing to lie and manipulate for their benefit… exactly what you might do to cover up the embarrassment of being found naked on your boss’s couch.

calli
calli
April 16, 2024 8:37 am

Reflecting on Leak’s seriously one-sided cartoon…

The case is definitely Australia’s Tar Baby. Anyone, even the magnificent Leak Jnr. is stuck in its greasy, gooey, moral morass the moment they touch it.

As for not depicting Knickerless, perhaps there was nothing there to set fire to.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 16, 2024 8:39 am

The big flaw in Lehrmann’s story was the ever-changing reasons for returning to Parliament House, coupled with his over-inflated ego. One story was that he went back to make some Very Important Notes about a Very Important Conversation about French submarines (which apparently had never been discussed whilst they were on the piss).
If you need to construct an alibi, pick something totally mundane and obscure (even knock up some draft notes on Monday morning as a cover). Plead that, yes, it was silly to go back to the office for that, but you just felt the boss was going to be on your case on Monday about it.
And stick to the story.
I don’t buy Lee’s take on the complications of going back for keys as against simply going home to knock on the door. Any chap who has gone out for “two beers” and is heading home at 3:00 a.m. would rather gouge their own eyes out than wake the bride.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 16, 2024 8:48 am

From the Hun

‘Rust’ armourer Hannah Gutierrez sentenced to 18 months over deadly on-set shootingThe armourer who loaded the gun that killed a cinematographer on the set of the Alec Baldwin movie Rust has been sentenced.
Merryn JohnsMaria Bervanakis and AFP

4 min read
April 16, 2024 – 6:35AM
News Corp Australia Network

The armourer who loaded the gun that killed a cinematographer on the set of the Alec Baldwin movie Rust was sentenced to 18 months in prison by a US court.
Hannah Gutierrez stood impassive as a judge in the state of New Mexico told her she would serve the maximum sentence after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the October 2021 death of Halyna Hutchins during filming of the budget Western.
“You were the armourer, the one that stood between a safe weapon and a weapon that could kill someone. You alone turned a safe weapon into a lethal weapon,” Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer said on Monday local time.
“But for you, Miss Hutchins would be alive. A husband would have his partner and a little boy would have his mother.”

shatterzzz
April 16, 2024 8:52 am

Thought for the day .. LOL!

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Indolent
Indolent
April 16, 2024 8:57 am

That clip above would be about this incident. These are both overseas sites.
Another Stabbing Rocks Sydney: Priest, Worshippers Attacked in Church

Arky
April 16, 2024 8:57 am

It’s only five minutes.
Reposted from last night.
Will illuminate the incident last night.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhyF42Rkffk

Arky
April 16, 2024 8:59 am

From the four minute mark on is the relevant bit.

Indolent
Indolent
April 16, 2024 9:00 am

Dr. John Campbell

New treatment blocked

shatterzzz
April 16, 2024 9:09 am

One for BoN .. LOL!

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Roger
Roger
April 16, 2024 9:11 am

From the four minute mark on is the relevant bit.

I take it the attacker was an aggrieved Buddhist?

shatterzzz
April 16, 2024 9:18 am

Gotta luv politicians .. LOL! .. Seems Ho Chi Minns has dun his sums and worked out there are more Assyrians/Maronites spread across outer western Sydney seats than Islamists in Fairfield/Bankstown/Lakemba ……..
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-16/nsw-wakeley-church-bishop-stabbing-attack-police-minns/103728120

Roger
Roger
April 16, 2024 9:22 am

Astrophysicist Professor Valentina Zharkova explains that instead of CO2, it is the Sun that drives the climate change and because of its decreasing activity we should be ready for a colder period.

Note – she does not deny the longer trend of global warming, but does not believe the cause is human activity or CO2 (smart lady!).

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Zatara
Zatara
April 16, 2024 9:30 am

Laugh all you want at those ‘Florida Man’ memes, they are funny as hell after all.

But watch how Florida cops handle road-blocking protestors.

Rack ’em and stack ’em.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 16, 2024 9:36 am

15 minutes ago

‘If he didn’t swear at my Prophet, I wouldn’t be here’Staff writers

The teenager who allegedly stabbed Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel has allegedly claimed the Bishop had “involve(d) himself in (his) religion”.
The Daily Telegraph has reported that videos of the incident show the alleged attacker speaking in Arabic.
The rough translation of what the alleged attacker said, while lying on the ground inside the Church in police custody, is: “If he didn’t swear at my Prophet I wouldn’t be here. If he didn’t involve himself in my religion I wouldn’t be here”.
The teenager allegedly stabbed Bishop Emmanuel at the Assyrian orthodox church on Welcome Street in Wakely about 7.10pm.
The 15-year-old alleged attacker remains in custody this morning and has undergone surgery.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 16, 2024 9:42 am

‘If he didn’t swear at my Prophet, I wouldn’t be here’

Decapita-lists are so driven by the Prophet motive.

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
April 16, 2024 9:43 am

Definitely worth a read, an extract of which follows.

https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/israel/2024/04/a-new-blood-libel-endlessly-repeated/

Moreover, and this is an age-old problem articulated by philosophers as diverse as Plato and Heidegger – average minds are easily swayed by the cultural zeitgeist, by arguments from authority (whether from priests, politicians, ‘experts’ or celebrities), and especially by public opinion. They fall, regularly, for every contemporary trend. Look, for example, at the uncritical attitude and acceptance, from the majority, to the Covid-19 measures.
People with average intelligence are decent, kind, trustworthy, extraordinarily capable in ways that leave more intelligent people scratching their heads in admiration, not the least bit lacking in street smarts, and know implicitly what is good for themselves and their families, (especially when government policy negatively affects their wallets). What they are not, though, is particularly interested in abstract thought.
The impact of intelligence on politics and culture has become clear in recent months. People who six months ago couldn’t spell anti-Semitism are now parroting the most harebrained anti-Semitic delusions, without knowing much about Jews, Israel, Arabs, Islam or the modern history of the Middle East. In the words of Heidegger, people ‘fall’ into the ‘they’.

Roger
Roger
April 16, 2024 9:50 am

Moreover, and this is an age-old problem articulated by philosophers as diverse as Plato and Heidegger – average minds are easily swayed by the cultural zeitgeist…

Brilliant minds too, evidently:

Martin Heidegger and Nazism

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johnjjj
johnjjj
April 16, 2024 9:55 am

So if it is an Islamist attack then get ready for the following in order: Lone wolf, mentally deranged, family completely surprised, “he was religious, kind and gentle”, local Imam ” never seen him before”.. then after shown photos of him leaving the mosque every day.. “well yes he did attend the mosque but I never spoke to him” , local Islamic council asks for more government funding to identify and help these disadvantaged youngsters, academics claim more research funding is needed, NSW Police claim more money is needed for AI to identify potential terrorists.
Never let a stabbing go to waste.
The local Assyrian community go nuts, find his extended family, Islamic colleagues and friends and….

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 16, 2024 9:56 am

Decapita-lists are so driven by the Prophet motive.

Very good.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 16, 2024 9:58 am

I frequently watch YouTube clips of Jimmy Dore’s show. He often displays a socialist astigmatism when surveying events but he is no reflexive prog. In fact I think he views them as suspiciously as the establishment right.

but he really is hell-bent on the idea that Israel is intent on a genocide of the people now called Palestinian.

Rabz
April 16, 2024 10:00 am

Nothing like a “troublesome priest” to motivate some of the more “excitable” elements residing in a certain part of Sydney.

Crossie
Crossie
April 16, 2024 10:02 am

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
 April 16, 2024 9:36 am

15 minutes ago
‘If he didn’t swear at my Prophet, I wouldn’t be here’

What about all the insults to Jesus and Christians in comedy routines, movies, TV shows, Mardi Gras parades? Can we react in the same way?

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 16, 2024 10:02 am

Not sure I’d be citing Heidegger in this context.

Indeed.

Roger
Roger
April 16, 2024 10:09 am

Funny…I don’t remember the referendum where we decided to import ME tribalism.

m0nty
m0nty
April 16, 2024 10:29 am

I see Trump fell asleep several times in the first day of his trial, LOL.

Cheer up Sleepy Don.

Tom
Tom
April 16, 2024 10:29 am

but he really is hell-bent on the idea that Israel is intent on a genocide of the people now called Palestinian.

Oldest trick in the (propaganda) book: accuse your enemies of what’s in your own heart.

And none of today’s parrots (especially the moosleys and their useful rent-a-crowd idiots) have even heard of Saul Alinsky or his Rules For Radicals.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 16, 2024 10:40 am

Morning TV …
Blah, blah, blah.
But the Christians shouldn’t have retaliated.

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Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 16, 2024 10:43 am

Assyrians aren’t to be messed with!

Finger of alleged stabber cut off in aftermath of bishop attack (Tele, paywalled)

Political leaders have called for “calm” across Sydney after wild scenes and a mob mentality followed an attack on a popular Assyrian Christian leader.

He’s lucky he didn’t lose a different appendage.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 16, 2024 10:52 am

Albo really worried about retaliation.

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 16, 2024 10:53 am

Down in Melbourne, and so yesterday we decided to go and check out some of the old arcades and so on in town – lovely buildings with leadlighting and so on.

About 2pm there was a lot of noise down our street. It was a demonstration preceded by police cars with flashing lights and so on. Yes, it was the Pallies on parade, complete with yelling, screaming, signs with obscenities on them – the whole mess.

Up from were 32 police all up – cars, alongside, in front etc. At the back were another 20. The idiots in the middle would have numbered no more than 300.

A crazy way to ensure “free speech.”

Zatara
Zatara
April 16, 2024 10:58 am

“If you riot, if you loot, if you harm others, particularly if you harm a law enforcement officer during one of these violent assemblies, you’re going to jail.” — Governor DeSantis

The time of coddling/enabling of overgrown adolescents seems to have come to an end at least somewhere.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 16, 2024 10:58 am

Miles breathes a sigh of relief…

Molly the magpie’s 45-day ordeal finally over (15 Apr)

Molly the magpie has finally returned to its Gold Coast home and been reunited with its unlikely best friend Peggy the Staffy.

Queensland’s Department of Environment, Science and Innovation (DESI) made the announcement on Monday, marking the end of a 45-day saga that gripped the nation.

“(DESI) has approved a specialised license and today returned ‘Molly’ the magpie to a couple who took it in as a nestling in 2020,” the department revealed in a statement. …

Molly, the Mortensens and their staffies found friends in high places along the way in Queensland premier Stephen Miles who advocated heavily for the bird’s return.

A specialised election campaign flavoured license more like. DESI were probably fed up with all the calls from Miles’ minders.

Baba
Baba
April 16, 2024 11:10 am

A New Blood Libel Endlessly Repeated

The 40 beheaded babies?

Crossie
Crossie
April 16, 2024 11:16 am

Bruce of Newcastle

 April 16, 2024 10:43 am

Assyrians aren’t to be messed with!

Finger of alleged stabber cut off in aftermath of bishop attack(Tele, paywalled)

He could have cut his own finger if his hand slipped during the frenzied slashing.

Lysander
Lysander
April 16, 2024 11:30 am

The Iranian response was not, nor any potential Israeli counter will be, ‘theatrical’.

Indeed.. You don’t fire 300+ ordinances from your sovereign land into another sovereign country (even if you know most won’t get through because of their defences), without triggering a response.

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
April 16, 2024 11:32 am

https://www.spiked-online.com/2024/04/15/the-heroes-of-westfield-sydney/

It was a senseless, gut-wrenching horror. And it could have been so much worse, given the crowds of people within an arm’s length of the deranged, knife-wielding Cauchi. That it wasn’t is down to the courage of members of the public – and a solitary police woman.

These strangers could have fled or, in the case of the cop, waited for reinforcements. Doing so would be completely in line with the ‘don’t be a hero’ mantra of our risk-averse times. They could have retreated, whipped out their smartphones and recorded the lethal violence at a safe distance, before uploading the footage to a social-media platform of their choosing.

So, while we should applaud and admire the heroes of Westfield Sydney, we shouldn’t be surprised by their actions. Time and again, ordinary people reveal extraordinary depths of bravery. Their example should never cease to inspire us.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 16, 2024 11:33 am

PM to ‘Bollard Man’: stay as long as you likeRhiannon Down

Anthony Albanese has declared a French national who fought off Bondi Junction attacker Joel Cauchi with a bollard is “welcome to stay for as long as you like”, following revelations his visa is due to expire.
Footage of French construction worker Damien Guerot brandishing a bollard at Cauchi to prevent him from climbing an escalator and potentially attacking more people, emerged on Saturday following the rampage.
“This is someone who we would welcome becoming an Australian citizen, although that would of course be a loss for France,” the Prime Minister said.
“We thank him for his extraordinary bravery.
“It says a lot about the nature of humanity at a time when we are facing difficult issues, that someone who is not a citizen of this country, stood bravely at the top of those escalators and stopped this perpetrator from getting onto another floor and potentially inflicting further carnage on citizens.
“I think that on Saturday we saw some of the best of human character at the same time as we saw such devastating tragedy.
“And I thank Damian for his extraordinary efforts.

Crossie
Crossie
April 16, 2024 11:45 am

Anthony Albanese has declared a French national who fought off Bondi Junction attacker Joel Cauchi with a bollard is “welcome to stay for as long as you like”, following revelations his visa is due to expire.

Must be the first time I’ve agreed with Albo on anything.

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 16, 2024 12:04 pm

The lack of physical and forensic evidence in the Brittany case was certainly an issue. God knows what a forensic examination of that couch, even 2 years later, would have turned up. As a criminal defendant, at the time of trial Bruce would know what evidence he faced, even if he might not have done so at the time of entering a plea.

Anders
Anders
April 16, 2024 12:04 pm

So just days after m0nty got the vapours at people suspecting the Bondi attack was Islamic, an Islamic guy stabs a bunch of Christians in their church. Geee I wonder why people jumped to conclusions.

Roger
Roger
April 16, 2024 12:11 pm

Must be the first time I’ve agreed with Albo on anything.

Call me a cynic, but I see it as Albanese tapping into the general sentiment for a political boost.
Afte nearly 30 years in parliament he knows only too well the French chap is subject to the same visa conditions as any other visiting worker and even the Minister for Home Affairs can’t override them without legally valid reasons.

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Lysander
Lysander
April 16, 2024 12:22 pm

Did the Israelis think they could attack the Iranian embassy in Damascus without triggering a response?

Dunno DB. I saw Naftali on Fox last night and he said that all this fighting of proxies in Yemen, Gaza and Lebanon could go on forever. Israel needed “to strike to head of the octopus.” I do think Israel needed to send Iran an “F-U” but not sure bombing Damascus was the way to go? I dunno.

Either way, they’re in it now and perhaps better be in direct confrontation with the head, rather than the proxies?

John Bolton had an interesting take on the situation:

“How long until Iran has a nuke?”

“72 hours.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 16, 2024 12:23 pm

Did the Israelis think they could attack the Iranian embassy in Damascus without triggering a response?

They potted the IRGC brigadier general who planned Oct 7 plus at least one senior Islamic Jihad guy (although that guy may’ve survived). They were engaging in an act of war against Israel.

Israeli bombing of the Iranian embassy [sic] in Damascus (wiki)

The suspected primary target of the attack was the Quds Force commander of the IRGC, Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Zahedi, who was killed in the attack. According to The Guardian, Zahedi was a critical figure in the relationship between Iran and Hezbollah. NYT reported that an anonymous source from the Revolutionary Guards said that the strike targeted a meeting between Iranian intelligence officials and Palestinian militants, including leaders [plural] of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, who were discussing the war in Gaza. …

Sixteen were killed in total, including seven Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) soldiers, five Iran-backed militiamen, one Hezbollah fighter, one Iranian advisor, and two civilians.

I think therefore the question is whether Iran, IJ and Hezbollah thought they could engage in this hostile action without triggering a response. And as you see they got a response.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 16, 2024 12:47 pm

From the Hun.
Terrified mothers, kids flee machete-wielding gangs at Woodgrove Shopping CentreTerrified mothers still reeling from the Bondi stabbings were forced to flee with their children from a shopping centre in Melbourne’s northwest as a brawl broke out between armed men.
Regan Hodge and Nilsson Jones

2 min read
April 16, 2024 – 11:17AM

Terrified mothers and children were forced to flee from a western suburbs shopping centre after a group of machete-wielding men became involved in a bloodied brawl on Monday.
Detectives understand the group of men, armed with various weapons, launched their frightening attack inside the Woodgrove Shopping Centre in Melton about 5pm.
Multiple witnesses say they saw the group, who they believe to be teenagers, throwing chairs and waving knives and machetes around.
One woman, who was forced to flee with her five-year-old child, said she was “disgusted” with the group given the horrific events that took place at Bondi Junction on Saturday.
https://content.api.news/v3/images/bin/5b9f6432e077dbf640f9144c0e128862
Mothers and children were forced to flee from Woodgrove Shopping Centre in Melton after a group of machete-wielding men became involved in a bloodied brawl. Picture: Supplied
“Kids brawling, throwing chairs around. One guy waving a machete around. Ran out with my kids and advised everyone walking in to turn around,” she said.
“You would think these idiots would take pause after what happened in Bondi. I’m so disgusted that I had to explain to my five-year-old why we had to run out of the shops.
“Woodgrove needs a police presence for all hours that it’s open and these little turds need harsher punishments. There is zero value for human life

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
April 16, 2024 12:50 pm

these little turds need harsher punishments
Liberty quote there, Dover.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
April 16, 2024 12:54 pm

They deported Djokovic without precedent, I’m sure they can conversely accomodate M’seur Bollarde, pour touts le temp.
He’ll get a medal.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 16, 2024 12:57 pm

We are passed those speculations in the decision tree.

Not really. Israel swore to exterminate everyone responsible for Oct 7. It turned out Zahedi was very high up in that responsibility tree.

He’s now joining the Munich Olympics guys in a very warm location. They can discuss their relative experiences of having really pissed off the Israelis.

Israel wants to assassinate terror leaders worldwide. It’s not the first time (8 Jan)

Last week, in response to the Oct. 7 Hamas massacre, Israel promised a repeat of the covert “Wrath of God” assassination campaign launched after the deadly Palestinian terrorist attack on Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

As it did half a century ago, Israel plans to neutralize those it believes are responsible for the Hamas operation that killed 1,200 people, saw 240 people dragged back to Gaza as hostages and launched a war that threatens to expand into a complicated regional conflict.

The Mossad is “committed to settling accounts with the murderers” behind Oct. 7, David Barnea, the chief of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency, said last week.

Everyone associated with the obscene Oct 7 attack are dead men. I would not be selling them life insurance.

Roger
Roger
April 16, 2024 1:02 pm

They deported Djokovic without precedent…

Whatever one may think of that, the Minister’s decision was in accord with the law, as three judges ruled. Djokovic’s case was not helped by irregularities in his paperwork, a fatal error when appealing at such a level.

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Buccaneer
Buccaneer
April 16, 2024 1:04 pm

Nike olympic uniforms not optimised for penis tucking.

Lysander
Lysander
April 16, 2024 1:06 pm

John Bolton had an interesting take on the situation:

“How long until Iran has a nuke?”

“72 hours.

You’re right DB, we’ve passed the deadline for when Iran should have nuclear capability but from reports I heard they were still at 80%, who knows.

Bolton’s comment (I didn’t finish it but was a sobering thought) was there’s nothing stopping a certain “Axis of Evil” country providing Iran a nuke via Turkey. And it’d only take 72 hours.

There’ve been some reports in the last 24 hours that Iran has vowed “to use a weapon it’s never used before.” These sources are the various “intel” accounts you get on twitter. Sometimes they’ve been very accurate, not so much at other times.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 16, 2024 1:10 pm

EXCLUSIVEBruce Lehrmann’s staggering seven-figure bill is exposed after crushing court loss: How much homeless, jobless rapist will have to cough up – and his one silver lining

  • Bruce Lehrmann was branded a rapist on the civil standard in court 
  • Now, he has to foot the legal bills for Network Ten and Lisa Wilkinson
  • READ MORE: What happens next to Bruce Lehrmann?

Daily Mail.

cohenite
April 16, 2024 1:12 pm

This toon by Knight sums it up:

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The police lady did her job well; she’s competent. But all the civilians running the other way don’t have a glock on their hip. That’s the problem.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 16, 2024 1:12 pm

John Bolton had an interesting take on the situation:

“How long until Iran has a nuke?”

“72 hours.“

Q: how long until Iran no longer has a nuke?
A: the flight time from Israel to Iran.

IAEA chief: Concerned Israel will attack Iran’s nuclear facilities (16 Apr)

Rafael Grossi, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said on Monday he is concerned about Israel possibly targeting Iranian nuclear facilities, Reuters reported.

Grossi said Iran closed its nuclear facilities on Sunday over “security considerations” and that while they reopened on Monday, he kept IAEA inspectors away “until we see that the situation is completely calm.”

The Iranian nuke guys are probably more than a little apprehensive right now.

Lysander
Lysander
April 16, 2024 1:16 pm

Um, so, why are the MSM more interested in Bishop Mar Mari’s thoughts on the ChinaFlu Vax?

WGAF!!! The guy nearly got murdered by an Islamist FFS!!

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 16, 2024 1:22 pm

Arndt going: Lehrmann pulls pin on conferenceStaff writers

Bruce Lehrmann has withdrawn from appearing at a conference called the Restoring the Presumption of Innocence just a day after Justice Michael Lee found he raped Brittany Higgins.

“Mr Lehrmann raped Ms Higgins,” Justice Lee said in his conclusions on Monday.
“I hasten to stress, this is a finding on the balance of probabilities.”
Mr Lehrmann was set to appear at the conference in June, however sponsor of the event Mothers of Sons confirmed on Facebook he will no longer be attending.
“In light of recent events, Bruce Lehrmann has decided not to appear at the Restoring the Presumption of Innocence conference,” the post read.
“He is being subject to extremely aggressive pursuit by the media and is concerned that his participation may threaten the audience, jeopardise this important event, and distract from its main purpose.”
The event, set to take place at an unknown location in Rushcutters Bay, was organised Bettina Arndt with Australians for Science and Freedom (ASF).
A petition has been formed to cancel the event following over concerns it could cause harm or damage to the victim survivor community.

cohenite
April 16, 2024 1:30 pm

Dickless out and about:

I see Trump fell asleep several times in the first day of his trial, LOL.
Cheer up Sleepy Don.

Trump is probably having a snooze dreaming about the women he has actually rooted. He didn’t root stormy; that was established when the skank’s lawyer jailbird Avenatti sued Trump for defamation and lost and Trump had his costs from the slimy duo worth $500K which is more dosh then stormy has earned spreading her thighs in her slutty life.

As for this grotesque case against Trump professor Turley sums it up:

“This case is, creating something, it’s creating a criminal code just for Trump. You know, you have a misdemeanor whose time has expired, the statute limitations ran out, and it was revived in this rather curious way. He’s effectively arguing that Trump was filing false business records through his counsel to hide a federal crime. But it isn’t a federal crime, this wasn’t a campaign contribution. None of that appears to matter, and that’s why a lot of us are looking at this and recoiling. This is not how the law is supposed to be.”

Roger
Roger
April 16, 2024 1:32 pm

‘A Melbourne shopping centre was locked down on Tuesday after a fight broke out between two groups of young people.’

7 News

Would it not be in the public interest to know who these “two groups of young people” were (generally speaking) and what the cause of their animosity against each other is?

Mention of a machete could be a clue.

Funny how journalists suddenly fall into line with their code of ethics on such questions.

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Rabz
April 16, 2024 1:33 pm

You would think these idiots would take pause after what happened in Bondi

Yeah, right. Listen you silly woman, those stupid savages don’t give a rodent’s backside about you, your kiddies or your delicate middle class sensibilities.

Take off the rose coloured glasses and try and develop a slightly more realistic perspective about why such violent inbred idiots are in this country in the first place and who just might be responsible for this.

Then start voting accordingly.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 16, 2024 1:34 pm

If the strike was ‘theatre’ why does Israel think, at least openly, that it must respond?

Stop listening to the zombie in the WH. Israel will do exactly what they think is required.

Report: Israel Readies Air Force to ‘Forcefully’ Deliver ‘Retaliatory Counter-Strike’ Against Iran (15 Apr)

Israel’s reliable Channel 12 news carried the initial report on Monday, which has since been widely covered by local media in the Jewish state.

Here’s more:

Israel has decided to hit Iran “clearly and forcefully” and is already preparing its warplanes to carry out the strike. The reported decision comes after two war cabinet meetings in which leaders of the Jewish nation debated how to respond to barrage of 350 suicide drones and missile. 

Channel 12 said the country’s air force — which includes US-made F-16, F-15 and F-35 fighter jets — is already gearing up to deliver a retaliatory counter-strike against the rogue Islamic nation, though no timeline was provided. According to the report, the strike will be intended as a message that Israel “will not allow an attack of that magnitude against it to pass without a reaction.”

Israeli military chief Lt. Gen Herzi Halevi confirmed Monday that Iran’s actions “will be met with a response,” but also declined to elaborate or indicate the timing, suggesting that Israel will strike Iran at a time and method of its own choosing.

Recall Operation Praying Mantis? Thirty six years later and the Iranians appear to have forgotten. It sounds like the IDF think a similar refresher lesson is required. Interesting that Praying Mantis occurred on 18 Apr 1988. I wonder if the IDF likes historical dates?

cohenite
April 16, 2024 2:01 pm

The problem with Australia visualised:

No wonder rub and tug had to get his rocks off with the professionals. There’s ugly and then there’s that. I think he’s had work.

Gough-albo
Lysander
Lysander
April 16, 2024 2:03 pm

350 Iranian ballistics shot at Israel.

I say 350 Israeli Air Force’s Python 5 missiles upon Iran’s head.

“A pound of flesh, no more, no less.”

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 16, 2024 2:03 pm

Precisely my point. The strike was significant

In some ways the Israelis were too successful. Normally a Pearl Harbor style attack would be an immediate casus belli for a declaration of war.

Israel doesn’t seem to be going in that direction. Because the Iranian strike was such a debacle I suspect they feel they can’t trigger the military alliance with the US into a formal war with Iran. Which would be certainly justified on the events.

If they feel they can’t declare war formally and trigger the US alliance then the alternative would be unilateral action. They could obliterate the Iranian Navy without a declaration of war, just on the moral basis of an appropriate response, and Biden would have no leg to stand on to object.

It’s an interesting thought bubble to think what if the US had intercepted and shot down 99% of the Japanese air attack approaching Honolulu on 7 Dec? Would Roosevelt then’ve declare war? Or done something short of that?

cohenite
April 16, 2024 2:04 pm
johanna
johanna
April 16, 2024 2:18 pm

There’s a sex orgy going on on the balcony outside my door, has been for the last few days.

No, it’s not a bunch of Parliamentary staffers after a big night, it’s paper wasps, the orange and brown ones, Polistes humilis. Every year about this time, they congregate around here and, as the saying goes, f*** their brains out.

It’s a frenzy – threesomes, multiple partners, you name it.

Reading up on these wasps, I found no mention of this behaviour, although there were all sorts of theories about female dominance and interbreeding as survival mechanisms – ‘evolutionary’ psychobabble.

Yet, not one of the several sources (including heavy duty ones) mentioned the autumn bacchianalia that I have witnessed for years.

In Victorian times, citizen scientists contributed valuable information to the mainstream. The ‘official’ scientists could not be everywhere.

Yet, when it comes to the common paper wasp, the articles I read were all about theories of hierarchy and whether they were likely to sting. Having cohabited with them for years, unless seriously annoyed, they don’t, but some of these dickhead ‘academics’ tried to puff up their articles by claiming that they are potentially dangerous.

As for all the attempts to put their behaviour into the framework of post modern sexual politics – what a betrayal of science. What nonsense.

AFAIK, after the end of year party – which is magnificent, BTW – the males die (sorry guys) and the fertilised females hole up somewhere for winter. In spring, they emerge and start new nests.

That’s it. Genetic diversity is ensured by the orgy currently going on outside.

If they can mess up a simple thing like paper wasps, what the hell are they doing elsewhere in science?

Zatara
Zatara
April 16, 2024 2:20 pm

Did the Israelis think they could attack the Iranian embassy in Damascus without triggering a response?

The Israelis didn’t attack the Iranian Embassy. That’s propaganda BS.

They are accused of hitting a building in Damascus that lies between the Iranian and Canadian embassies. One which was employed as the headquarters for the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRCG) efforts to support and coordinate iran-backed terrorist groups attacking Israel. A completely legitimate target.

Proof? Eight IRGC officers were killed, not a single diplomat was scratched.

Viva
Viva
April 16, 2024 2:24 pm

But all the civilians running the other way don’t have a glock on their hip. That’s the problem.

No problem just the opposite. They don’t all have a glock on their hip because they don’t live in a violent society where every man and his brother is likely to be armed and nutters and crooks are 10 a penny

Long may it last

cohenite
April 16, 2024 2:32 pm

Viva
 April 16, 2024 2:24 pm

No problem just the opposite. They don’t all have a glock on their hip because they don’t live in a violent society where every man and his brother is likely to be armed and nutters and crooks are 10 a penny
Long may it last

The muzzies are well armed and there are more illegal guns in Australia then legal.

The US gun crime rate, once you remove black and hispanic gun crime, usually with illegal guns since most of it happens in demorat cities which have gun restrictions stricter than Australia, is about the same as the rate in Australia.

The issue is not guns but a citizen’s right to self defence, which applies to being in public as well as in their home. We saw how effective that self defence right was at Bondi. What would you have done if you had been at Bondi?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 16, 2024 2:33 pm

Alice Springs three-week long curfew lifts
The youth curfew in Alice Springs has been lifted after nearly three weeks.
The curfew, which was introduced on March 27 following violence incidents, was in place between 6pm and 6am for people under the age of 18, prohibiting them from entering the CBD without a “lawful purpose”.
Northern Territory Chief Minister Eva Lawler told the ABC she received reports rates of domestic violence lowered during the curfew.
“The issues that we see in the suburbs were the issues you would probably see in the suburbs in Alice Springs, it was, though, that we had additional police there, so any of those issues got cleaned up pretty quickly from the reports I was getting from the police,” she told the ABC.
“The advice that I was given, that there was less domestic violence.
“One crime is one crime too many in Alice Springs, and that is the frustrating thing about that town, because it is an amazing town.”
By Clareese Packer

shatterzzz
April 16, 2024 3:12 pm

Started watching CIVIL WAR last night .. only lasted 30 minutes, couldn’t get into it .. lotza violence but little explanation of what was going on seemed like a standard blood & gore shoot-out but may improve for those that stay longer .. Have to admit tho Kirsten Dunst almost kept me there .. but not quite …… I realise the appeal is being set in the US of A but what I saw was following any of the average shoot-em-up plots …..
Did luv the way driving along a wrecked vehicle strewn highway they flopped across the other side and got a clear run thru … as you do in
we-is-the-heroes type scenarios LOL!
no rating not there long enuf …!
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17279496/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0_tt_8_nm_0_q_civil%2520War

dopey
dopey
April 16, 2024 3:14 pm

” I hasten to stress, this is is a finding on the balance of probabilities.” Watching on tele yesterday I wondered why the haste. Was he worried something ? Was he still unsure?

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 16, 2024 3:17 pm

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Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 16, 2024 3:32 pm

Pingelly shearer Luke Vernon sets world record with 500 Merino ewes sheared in eight hours
Bob Garnant & Olivia Ford Countryman
Tue, 16 April 2024 9:25AM

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Gung-ho shearer Luke Vernon, assisted by Michael James Terry, broke the world eight-hour record shearing 500 ewes on April 12 in Pingelly Credit: Rocky Wegner/Rocky Wegner

Gung-ho Pingelly shearer Luke Vernon has broken the world eight-hour record, shearing 500 Merino ewes to break Lou Brown’s previous record of 497 set in 2019.
The New Zealand-born 28-year-old became an official world record holder on his first attempt on April 12, in a spectacular performance at Doug Dougal and Ashe Young’s Thornton Park shearing shed, near Pingelly.
The World Sheep Shearing Records Society has verified Vernon’s 500-ewe tally made up of successive two-hour runs of 120, 126, 126 and 125.
Vernon, who shears fulltime for Pingelly Shearing contractor Rob Cristinelli, said he fulfilled a “dream” to be the first man to shear 500 Merino ewes in one day in world-record time.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 16, 2024 3:37 pm

I get sick and tired of people talking about the towns and countries they live in being fantastic places. And as for one crime is one too many. FMD. Unicorn farts smell so sweet. Alice Springs is in the Shiite Town category every year. Canberra is no better than Alice Springs and in many ways much worse. Something can be done about the Alice, a spine from government to start with by not putting up with the crap behaviour and start to have expectations and responsibilities from all concerned, not the faux concern by the grifters of every hue. The biggest problem to me is throwing money at it. The more money the more grifters with their hand in the till. All the problems I’ve had in life are self inflicted and until I took responsibility none of them were sloved. My 3yo grandson already understands if he doesn’t behave at my place I don’t want him to come over. Of course he still has his moments, he’s 3. This thing about its everyone else’s fault has to stop. Adults blaming others for their own poor decisions is pathetic. FOAD. I no longer care. I’ll only help people that help themselves. Enough is enough.

Crossie
Crossie
April 16, 2024 3:40 pm

Lysander

 April 16, 2024 1:06 pm

John Bolton had an interesting take on the situation:

“How long until Iran has a nuke?”

“72 hours.

You’re right DB, we’ve passed the deadline for when Iran should have nuclear capability but from reports I heard they were still at 80%, who knows.

I took that to mean it would take that long to get a nuke from Pakistan.

Hugh
Hugh
April 16, 2024 3:41 pm

The World Sheep Shearing Records Society has verified Vernon’s 500-ewe tally made up of successive two-hour runs of 120, 126, 126 and 125.

Um, 120 + 126 + 126 + 125 = 497, not 500.

Ceres
Ceres
April 16, 2024 3:49 pm

This ruling is not the criminal standard of beyond reasonable doubt. He says, she says, but she says prevails and Lehrmann ruined. Balance of probabilities – hmmm.
Ms Higgins did not have the 11 drinks forced down her throat, nor forced into the uber, or into Parliament House in early hours.
Judge Michael Lee put emphasis on the fact that Higgins couldn’t get her shoes back on at Security, which showed how inebriated she was.
They were strappy stilettos which when totally sober require good balance and dexterity to get the strap around the back. Try it.
His words “I have no doubt that Ms Higgins’inability to put on her shoes was caused by her state of inebriation. ” and later words to the effect, “it can’t be that difficult”. It is.

Gutho
Gutho
April 16, 2024 3:55 pm

“The curious thing is her actions after the rape”
“But she no action”
“That is the curious thing”

Gutho
Gutho
April 16, 2024 3:56 pm

Fixd
“The curious thing is her actions after the rape”
“But she took no action”
“That is the curious thing”

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 16, 2024 4:01 pm

Started watching CIVIL WAR last night .. only lasted 30 minutes

Haha, word is getting around how leftist sucky it is.

‘Civil War’ Takes Box Office Spoils With $25.7M Opening, Best Ever For A24 – Sunday AM Update (14 Apr)

A24 is calling Civil War at a $25.7M opening, largely fueled by Democrat and Liberal moviegoers, but with overperforming business in some Red state regions like the South and Southwest.

Screen Engine/Comscore’s PostTrak polled Civil War attendees’ politics reporting that 22% considered themselves Liberal, 19% were Democrats, 11% considered themselves moderate, whereas registered Republicans (6%), Evangelical Christians (6%) and politically conservative folks (5%) showed up as a minority.

Five percent of the audience were righties. Five percent! Obviously those unfortunate people don’t read Breitbart or they’d’ve known better:

‘Civil War’ Review: Ridiculously Dopey, Anti-Trump Snuff Film (12 Apr)
I suggest reading Kurt Schlichter’s Kelly Turnbull books instead.

Mark Bolton
Mark Bolton
April 16, 2024 4:02 pm

Having read through today’s snippets…Thanks Tom etc … I have seen no reason to excoriate you folks … this time … but notice I am always “Awaiting Approval” ..must be worrisome to be needing to have everything aproved before you can read it … So Much for Conservatism … Rock Ribbed … and Free Speech ? Likely in a gesture of magnanimity My comments may be allowed eventually … Just to make a point …. eventually … Oh Gosh !!

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