Open Thread – Thurs 18 April 2024


The Crusaders’ entry into Constantinople, 12th April 1204, Eugene Delacroix, 1840

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Tom
Tom
April 19, 2024 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
April 19, 2024 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
April 19, 2024 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
April 19, 2024 4:08 am
Min
Min
April 19, 2024 5:23 am

Spooner today Dud’s army all right no new equipment for how long ?s Anyway hard with no polypropylene to make plastic pipes

will
will
April 19, 2024 6:09 am

Dilbert.

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feelthebern
feelthebern
April 19, 2024 6:10 am

whoever would have predicted that a French citizen would be described as someone embodying the Anzac spirit?

Does star ABC reporter know that there were French at Gallipoli ?
And more French died there than Aussies ?

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 19, 2024 6:11 am

Ah Wally beat me to it.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 19, 2024 6:22 am

China’s investment in nuclear power construction has well-night tripled since 2019

In 2023 China had 10 nuclear reactor units either approved or starting new construction, which was the highest on record. These approvals have accelerated after 2018 with the implementation of third-generation nuclear reactor technology. China approved four new units in 2019, four again in 2020 and five in 2021. Prior to 2019, there were three years when China didn’t approve any. Nuclear power development in the country had stalled after the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan in 2011. Currently, nuclear power projects under construction in China predominantly use the domestically developed Hualong One pressurized water reactor technology. This third-generation nuclear power technology costs 18 billion yuan to 20 billion yuan per unit. At the end of 2023, China had 26 nuclear power units under construction nationwide, amounting 30.3 gigawatts of installed capacity, according to the report. China has the capacity to build 40 reactor units at the same time, Zhang Tingke, secretary-general of the China Nuclear Energy Association, said at the forum. Third-generation nuclear power technology has fully entered the mass production stage, with 13 Hualong One units under construction around the world. China has 55 commercial nuclear reactors in operation at the end of 2023 with a total installed capacity of 57 gigawatts. That puts the country in third place globally behind the United States and France.

Via Adam Tooze.
The rest & source material/websites are all paywalled.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 19, 2024 6:41 am

I loved Spooner with Blackout Bowen wearing a Napoleon hat.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 19, 2024 7:15 am

I have written four detailed travelogues containing observations from our recent trip to the Caribbean, Brazil, Argentina and Chile, for friends and family. Some leftist family members have already tried to draw blood from me re the fairly mild centre-right views expressed. Any friends of mine on New Catallaxy who expressed interest previously in seeing these following our trip can find them here, sequenced by time, 1-4. I haven’t used a link as I am unfamiliar with this new format.

https://medium.com/@lizzie.beare

Tom
Tom
April 19, 2024 7:17 am

Great to see you here, Lizzie,

shatterzzz
April 19, 2024 7:32 am

weird ..! I thought volcanoes were banned from coughing & spluttering .. cos “climate change” .. Hopefully, this one will be severely reprimanded ….. LOL!
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-18/hunrdeds-evacuated-after-indonesia-volacano-eruption/103738546

lotocoti
lotocoti
April 19, 2024 7:44 am

The new plantation of feckin’ Oirland continues.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 19, 2024 8:03 am

Lizzie, read your travelogue. The one about the glaciers. The Condor has a wing span of nearly 11 feet not metres. I’d love to go there but can’t stand the cold.

Roger
Roger
April 19, 2024 8:05 am

The highest Belgian administrative court has set aside a mayoral order that shut down the National Conservatism conference in Brussels, ruling that the order contravened the constitutional right to free assembly, noting that any threat to public order came from opponents of the conference rather than attendees.

As a result of this win, the conference will reconvene.

Belgium may be a “rubbish country” but their constitution protects the rights of citizens more effectively than ours.

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Top Ender
Top Ender
April 19, 2024 8:09 am

Eight. Sets. Of. Bail.

Of course.

Until the one granting bail gets T-boned themself by a stolen car or one of their loved ones gets hurt.

?

duncanm
duncanm
April 19, 2024 8:10 am

Is anyone surprised to find out that wikipedia is being manipulated and NPR is hopelessly biased?

https://www.city-journal.org/article/wikipedia-co-founder-shocked-by-npr-chief-katherine-maher

Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 8:28 am

Helsinki court videoclip re MRNA and heart attacks

Dr. John Campbell – Around 30 minutes and mostly Audio –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvGCtM25fN0

“Follow the Money” AND “Follow the Evidence”.

Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 8:34 am

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Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 19, 2024 8:40 am

Lisa Wilkinson won in court, but is this the end of her TV career?By Karl Quinn and Calum JaspanApril 19, 2024 — 5.30am

Listen to this article
7 min
After a long and bruising legal battle, Lisa Wilkinson was finally able to stand on the steps of the Federal Court in Sydney on Monday and declare, “I published a true story about a rape.”
The TV presenter was, of course, referring to her interview with Brittany Higgins, which aired on Ten’s The Project in February 2021. It won her and the show two Logies the following June, and ultimately became the focus of a protracted and expensive defamation trial brought and lost by Bruce Lehrmann.

For a journalist under siege, it was both victory and vindication. Now the trial was out of the way, normal transmission could resume and Wilkinson – one of the highest-profile and best-paid presenters on Australian television – could return to her rightful place on our screens.
But is that really likely?
Sources at Ten, who were not authorised to speak on the record, say there is no chance of Wilkinson returning to the network, despite the fact she has a contract that runs until December 31 that is reportedly worth $1.7 million a year.

That deal – which also included a $100,000-a-year wardrobe allowance – was negotiated in 2017, when she joined The Project. After she stepped back from the show (by mutual agreement) in late 2022, the expectation was that she would deliver three interview specials a year (her wardrobe allowance was reduced to $40,000 in light of the reduced appearances; any clothing and accessories bought through it are to remain the property of, and on the premises of, Ten).
Those specials, though, have not eventuated. Nor are they likely to.
Wilkinson and Ten were initially represented by the same legal team at the defamation trial, but differing accounts of who knew what, and when, in relation to her controversial acceptance speech at the Logies (which was delivered eight days before Lehrmann faced court on rape charges, and caused the trial to be delayed) saw Wilkinson seek her own representation. Ten will probably have to shoulder the bulk of her legal bill, which recent reports have suggested could top $2 million (even before the five-week trial began, it had reportedly topped $700,000).
Though ostensibly on the same side during the trial, relations between the parties have deteriorated badly.
In his 324-page judgment, Justice Michael Lee noted “that as the trial went on, the more it became evident as to how Ms Wilkinson seeks to distinguish her role from the role of others within Network Ten as to the investigation and publication of The Project program”.
Or, to put it in the more colloquial terms used by a Ten insider: “She threw us under the bus. There’s just no way she can come back after that.”
The Ten insider points to Wilkinson’s differing accounts of her role in the Higgins story, saying during the trial that her role was simply “to read the pre-prepared script”, yet at other times claiming personal responsibility for the story, including when she won the Logie and again outside court this week.
Nine, which owns this masthead, is not really an option either. Wilkinson and the network parted company in 2017 over a bitter and very public pay dispute.
It was reported at the time that Wilkinson had been offered a deal worth $1.8 million a year to stay with Today, but she wanted $2 million, the same as her co-host, Karl Stefanovic. Hugh Marks, who was then chief executive of Nine, later claimed Wilkinson had in fact been seeking $2.3 million in exchange for giving up a range of commercial deals outside of Nine.

“It’s pretty rare for someone to come back to a commercial network after leaving like that,” says a Nine insider, who was not authorised to speak on the record. “But she is a very good broadcaster, is popular with viewers, and is good at what she does, so I definitely think there’s still a place for her on television.”
Seven, where Wilkinson worked before joining Nine, is a very remote possibility, though unlikely given its role in backing the Lehrmann version of events on its Spotlight program.
That means the most obvious spot for Wilkinson on free-to-air might be the ABC, says one Nine source, though they added it might not be able to afford her. The ABC declined to comment for this story.
Any role with a public broadcaster would come with a vastly reduced pay package. Indeed, given the changed economics of free-to-air broadcasting generally since Wilkinson moved to Ten in 2017, no commercial broadcaster would stump up that sort of coin either. But cash is not the only motivator for someone as used to the public eye as Wilkinson.

Crossie
Crossie
April 19, 2024 8:43 am

Belgium may be a “rubbish country” but their constitution protects the rights of citizens more effectively than ours.

A constitution is just a piece of paper if it’s not followed, you only have to look to the US who are censoring anybody they don’t like as if the much-vaunted First Amendment didn’t exist.

Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 8:52 am

feelthebern
April 19, 2024 6:22 am

China’s investment in nuclear power construction has well-nigh tripled since 2019

Don’t tell MontyPox Virus or Blackout Bonehead Bowen as they won’t believe you.

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 19, 2024 9:01 am

Hello Lizzie. Your travelogues were great!

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 19, 2024 9:09 am

A constitution is just a piece of paper if it’s not followed, you only have to look to the US who are censoring anybody they don’t like as if the much-vaunted First Amendment didn’t exist.

About 12 years ago in Ukraine there was talk of needing a new Constitution. One journo suggested suing the US one on the grounds that it worked well for a couple of hundred years and they weren’t using it any more so would not mind.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 19, 2024 9:10 am

using

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 19, 2024 9:11 am

Ann Barnhardt’s memes now have their own site:
https://www.barnhardtmemes.com/

shatterzzz
April 19, 2024 9:14 am

Surprisingly no “biggie” headlines for this Oz sporting performance .. the pick & choose Oz media giving this a miss ..!
Oz “fitba” may not be in Paris for the Olympics after a coupla disasterous results .. in a 3 games, 4 teams, pool they have drawn one and lost one .. expected to be a formality to qualifying they are now in dire straits ……..

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 19, 2024 9:18 am

Libs of TikTok
@libsoftiktok

BREAKING: Trans teen arrested for threatening to sh*ot up a school.

Andrea, who identifies as Alex was arrested in Maryland after writing a 129-page manifesto detailing plans for a mass sh*oting

It’s time to have a national conversation about the uptick in trans violence.

https://twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1781029302294757756

Surprisingly, this story is getting some corporate/legacy media coverage.

Roger
Roger
April 19, 2024 9:22 am

The Cape Byron Lighthouse Declaration:

Freedom of speech is critical. ALL voices must be heard.It’s time to unite in demanding TRUTH – and an END TO CENSORSHIP of our health professionals
Read & sign the declaration here.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 19, 2024 9:23 am

A constitution is just a piece of paper if it’s not followed

Vicious children.

What happens when children seize the wheel (18 Apr, Caroline Glick)

The most startling feature common to all three stories is the sense that for the Biden administration, everything that is happening here is a game. It isn’t a war. At best, it’s a playground fight, or a video game. The reports indicate that as the Americans see things, Iran and its terror armies in Gaza, Lebanon, Yemen, Syria and Iraq are children. And they’re ganging up on Israel—another child. It’s Uncle Sam’s job to be the grownup and set rules for their fight that give everyone a chance to get his licks in—but only so hard, and only so many.

The rules Biden and his team have set are fairly straightforward. Iran and its proxies are permitted to attack Israel as hard as they can. Israel is allowed to defend against their attacks. Israel is permitted to carry out limited—preferably covert—raids to counterattack.

Israel is not allowed to defeat its foes.

Not only the Gaza/Iran wars, but everything else also. Monetary policy, climate rubbish, renewables, schools and education, racial politics, lawfare. It’s Lord of the Flies writ large. I suppose kids don’t read that novel in school these days.

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 19, 2024 9:25 am

Should security guards or the public be allowed to carry tasers or pepper spray for self-defence?
Yes 68 %
No 32 %
1262 votes

Hobart Mercury

Indolent
Indolent
April 19, 2024 9:28 am
Indolent
Indolent
April 19, 2024 9:34 am

Dr. John Campbell on Andrew Bridgen’s speech to the House of Commons, with hardly any MP attending but the public gallery overflowing.

Very clear and to the point.

Outrageous

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shatterzzz
April 19, 2024 9:36 am

Aaaagh! .. the pitfalls of being an OAP with wealthy kiddies .. LOL!
Coupla weeks ago my son texts me & sez, “Dad want to go to Danistan & see TOON play..)? ..
“Why not”, sez I (” Give me an excuse to see Grandees, as well ” ..
Sooo, here’s me thinkin’, “2 games maybe $50/$70 with pension concession & near freebie travel by train using my OAP rail “freebie” tix” plus Grandees .. cheap as ..” ..
Then last week bill from my son, $162.00 .. “Furgle”, sez I, ” but what the hell it’s a one off and 3 Grandees thrown in for a 6 dayz trip” …..
Then last night another text, “Dad, seeing your gonna be staying a few dayz do you want me to get you tix for the 2nd TOON game”? …
“2nd game”, I replied .. “Are you telling me I paid $162 for one, bloody, game of fitba FFS” ….. lotza teeth gnashing occurring with silent expletives filling the void … thankfully, no coffee was involved …….!
” For $162 a (expletive riddled intermission) game I expect to be sitting on Amanda Stavely’s knee and becoming a part owner of TOON not buying extra tix” ……!
 
Moral of the story .. Never, ever, give your wealthier offspring “carte blanche” spending rights where ”your” money is involved …… duuuuuuuuuuuuuh!

Indolent
Indolent
April 19, 2024 9:44 am
Zippster
Zippster
April 19, 2024 9:46 am
Baba
Baba
April 19, 2024 9:46 am

Emirates flights worldwide seriously disrupted due to flooding in Dubai. An airline hub is a great idea until it isn’t.

Vicki
Vicki
April 19, 2024 9:58 am

I really miss the great posts and reposts of Old Ozzie. Somebody here must have offended him or he just tired of the bickering. Anyway, he posts regularly his interesting research on Jo Nova’s website, for those who miss his posts.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 19, 2024 10:03 am

Last week a kilo of blueberries was 49.99 at Costco.
Up from 18 bucks last October.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 19, 2024 10:09 am

Emirates flights worldwide seriously disrupted due to flooding in Dubai

Except the flights related to cloud seeding, and those carrying airborne Direct Energy Weapons so the poor and middle class are killed or forced off their land, thus allowing the lizard elites to snap it up cheap and profit.

Just like they did with the Hawaiian fires, where 1000 children were burned alive even though nobody’s spoken of it since.

Obviously.

Brislurker
Brislurker
April 19, 2024 10:14 am

Me too Vicki, I hoped that he wasn’t
in hospital

alwaysright
alwaysright
April 19, 2024 10:23 am

things have gone a bit quiet here.
hello?

Speedbox
April 19, 2024 10:38 am

From Stockhead this morning.

Good morning everyone, and welcome to 19 April, 2024 – an important date in the history of absurdly horrendous science, as it was on this date in 1619 that the city of Amsterdam opened the doors to one of its most curious buildings: the Theatricum Anatoticum.

You don’t need to be fluent in Latin to figure out what that translates to – but because it’s probably early in the morning when you’re reading this, it means Theatre of Anatomy, and it provided a space for fee-paying students and medical professionals to go and watch someone cut up a dead body, and talk about all the bits that came tumbling out.

The dissection itself was normally performed by a qualified man of science – or, in some instances, a very enthusiastic hobbyist – and it rapidly became much more popular than you could reasonably expect.

In later years, the requirement that an audience member be qualified, or studying towards some kind of medical degree went out the window, and before long it was seen by everyday residents of Amsterdam as a pretty decent afternoon excursion.

Kind of how most modern people would view a Sunday arvo trip to the cinema, only with less popcorn and a whole panoply of horrendous sights and odours to contend with – which, by quantity, would probably be around the same number as one might expect in a crowded movie theatre in modern times.

The fact that this is a notable event in Amsterdam’s already-weird history is overshadowed somewhat by the fact that this one wasn’t even the first theatre of it’s kind in The Netherlands.

An older one exists in the Dutch city of Leiden, which is where the earliest Dutch hipsters lived, because they were into watching people cutting up dead bodies for fun, like, years before those tryhards in Amsterdam.

Luckily for you, today’s lessons on the ASX are nowhere near as confronting, or gory – the likelihood of emerging from reading one of our great stories this morning spattered in someone else’s blood is vanishingly slim.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 19, 2024 10:47 am

More on the movie Civil War:

That Civil War Movie Is a Symptom of Hollywood’s Problems (18 Apr)

I saw the new movie “Civil War” so you don’t have to. You’re welcome, and you owe me. …

The problem with “Civil War” isn’t its point of view, to the extent it has one. Now, you can tell that, beneath the surface, it has a generic left-wing orientation. The bad guy president is vaguely Trumpy. He’s a straight white male, of course. In fact, every single villain is a straight, white male. None of the major heroes is a straight, white male. You can make movies where the villains are straight, white males, and where none of the heroes are straight, white males, but it’s now a woke Hollywood cliche to make all the villains straight, white males, and none of the heroes straight, white males. You can’t unsee it. Rural white guy? Definitely a villain. Black woman? Hero!

Great stuff. It’s like John Nolte says: why would you fork out money to get a social justice lecture?

Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 10:48 am

shatterzzz
April 19, 2024 9:36 am

Aaaagh! .. the pitfalls of being an OAP with wealthy kiddies .. LOL!
Coupla weeks ago my son texts me & sez, “Dad want to go to Danistan & see TOON play..)? ..

Same ticket price for us Tottenham Supporters. What a rip orf’………………..

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 19, 2024 10:56 am

What a rip orf. You’re right there. Who’d pay $5 to see toon play?

Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 11:07 am

GreyRanga
April 19, 2024 10:56 am

What a rip orf. You’re right there. Who’d pay $5 to see toon play?

Very unkind. I know that A Sunderland or Middlesbrough supporter wouldn’t. LOL.

Indolent
Indolent
April 19, 2024 11:11 am
lotocoti
lotocoti
April 19, 2024 11:20 am

Except the flights related to cloud seeding…

Hush now.
Do you want to die in a freak manscaping “accident”?

Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 11:20 am

A guy asks at a zoo if they’ve got any jobs.

“Well”, says the owner “we’re not doing too well and one of the gorillas died the other day. I’ll pay you to dress up in a gorilla suit and take his place”.

So the guy gets dressed in the gorilla suit and is walking around inside the enclosure when a huge great silver back male gorilla approaches him. He’s absolutely terrified, scared for his life. He runs as fast as he can and jumps over the enclosure wall. Only to land in the Lion enclosure.

“Oh my f@cking god” he screams, “help me I’m not a gorilla I’m a human being”, as a big lion moves towards him.

“Shut the f@ck up”, says the lion, “or you’ll get us all fired”

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Indolent
Indolent
April 19, 2024 11:21 am

This is a very short clip from a podcast. Just unbelievable.

When the bank FREEZES your account because of your politics | YANIS VAROUFAKIS

The full podcast is here. I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet.

WHAT POLITICS TAUGHT ME | Yanis Varoufakis — Podcast Episode 1

Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 11:29 am

Indolent
April 19, 2024 11:21 am

This is a very short clip from a podcast. Just unbelievable.
When the bank FREEZES your account because of your politics | YANIS VAROUFAKIS

Give a Man a gun and he can rob a Bank.

Give a Man a Bank and he can rob everyone.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 19, 2024 11:31 am

Why Are They Trying So Hard To Convince Us That People That Are Seeing Black-Eyed Demon Faces Have A “Disorder”?

That’s pretty interesting. Face recognition is a whole medical field I suspect. Facial blindness (prosopagnosia) is well known, where people can’t recognize people by faces. It’s fairly common. I don’t have it but I know someone who does.

My Cafe birdies can obviously recognize individuals of their own species, although I can’t tell which is which individually. Noisy miners instantly recognise individuals not of their clan, and then go for them. They all look the same to me, although I can sometimes tell individuals by their behaviour. Not by sight or visual cues though. Cockies ditto.

So I would have no doubt prosopometamorphopsia is likewise a medical phenomenon, like prosopagnosia. The altered or damaged brain wiring isn’t doing image processing properly in both cases.

johanna
johanna
April 19, 2024 11:32 am

This guy seems to have run a full service outlet for gangbangers:

A Melbourne man will face almost 150 charges after police accused him of selling weapons to known youth gang members in Melbourne’s south-east. 
The 52-year-old Cranbourne North man was arrested in October 2023 at a shop in Narre Warren, where police discovered more than 400 illegal weapons.
In raids on two stores that day, police found weapons including imitation handguns, butterfly knives, axes, miniature samurai swords, daggers, flick knives and knuckle dusters.
Police also found 111 cartons of illegal cigarettes as well as methylamphetamine, cannabis and prescription medication.

More interesting is the obiter at the bottom of the story:

Police allege the man was selling weapons to known youth gang members in the Dandenong area.
His arrest was part of Operation Alliance, which is targeting youth gangs.
Victoria Police said the operation has led to 387 known youth gang members being arrested a total of 1,432 times, leading to 3,286 charges.
Police said a core group of 249 youth gang members were arrested more than three times each, and 59 of those were arrested more than 10 times.

Does anyone else ask – what is wrong with this picture?

How can someone who has been arrested between three and ten plus times for criminal activity not be in gaol for a longish time? Oh, right, it’s Victoriastan, where judges and magistrates live in leafy enclaves far away from the victims and believe everything that they are told.

Disgraceful.

P S – every time I refresh this page, it goes back almost to the top. Annoying.

johanna
johanna
April 19, 2024 11:35 am

Link: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-19/man-charged-over-youth-gang-weapons/103743610

Note that the ethnicity of the gangs is never mentioned, in the interests of ‘social harmony’ – another way of saying that the luvvies are not in danger of copping the effects of their luvviedom.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 19, 2024 11:35 am

Top Ender
 April 19, 2024 9:25 am

Should security guards or the public be allowed to carry tasers or pepper spray for self-defence?

Yes 68 %

No 32 %

1262 votes

Hobart Mercury

The cops always oppose the right of the public to protect themselves, even with relatively passive measures which can’t really be used offensively.
Whilst they wander around wearing bullet proof vests and with a veritable armoury hanging off their belts.

Lysander
Lysander
April 19, 2024 11:37 am

BREAKING: The Jerusalem Post reports explosions in Isfahan, Iran, as well as southern Syria and Baghdad.

Several international military twitter accounts (those verified with millions of followers) are reporting the same. Apparently, “simultaneous” explosions?

Isfahan is home to one of Iran’s nuclear research centres…

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 19, 2024 11:39 am

“Shut the f@ck up”, says the lion, “or you’ll get us all fired”

Heh, a sad story that resembles the joke…

Incredible find inside abandoned zoo (19 Apr)

An urban explorer has shared footage of his foray into an abandoned zoo where he found snake skins, animal moults and breeding tanks left behind.

Daniel Sims, who goes by the name Bearded Reality on TikTok, visited the former Rutland Sanctuary Zoo, in Oakham in the UK, earlier this month.

The zoo has been closed since late 2022 due to rising costs, but Daniel found the site left in “amazing condition”. …

“The whole site has everything left behind – apart from the animals, of course,” Daniel, who shared the footage on TikTok and YouTube, said. …

“I was super pleased to explore this place and get some photos before inevitably nature takes its course and the place starts to decay fully,” Daniel added.

Like urban archaeology in action. It’s a shame the small zoo died, but free-market economics are disinterested Darwinian slayers of the unfit.

Makka
Makka
April 19, 2024 11:41 am

Oil Jumps on Reports of Attacks in Iran, Iraq and Syria

Up over $2. Biden will not be happy.

Lysander
Lysander
April 19, 2024 11:45 am

Confirmed:

Explosions heard in Iran, Syria, Iraq – The Jerusalem Post (jpost.com)

An Israeli missile strike targeted a site in Iran early Friday morning, according to ABC News.

The report came shortly after local sources reported explosions in Isfahan in central Iran, in the As-Suwayda Governorate of southern Syria, and in the Baghdad area and Babil Governorate of Iraq early Friday morning.

Flight trackers showed several flights headed for Iran had turned around and diverted from their planned routes, including several Emirati flights.

Syrian reports indicated airstrikes targeted sites belonging to the Syrian Army in the As-Suwayda and Daraa Governorates of southern Syria.

Residents in Erbil and Mosul in Iraq reported hearing the sounds of fighter jets as well early Friday morning.

The explosions came as Israel promised to respond to a drone and missile attack conducted by Iran on Saturday night against Israel. The Iranian attack came in response to an alleged Israeli airstrike that targeted a building next to the Iranian embassy in Damascus in which Mohammad Reza Zahedi – a senior IRGC commander in charge of Iran’s operations in Syria and Lebanon – was killed.

Well, I guess let’s see if there’s more to come… or if Iran responds.

damon
damon
April 19, 2024 11:45 am

If Israel could defeat its foes on its own it wouldn’t need a US green light.”

I figure Israel has nuclear weapons (it would be a fool if it didn’t) and just has to play the political/diplomatic game until things get serious.

Baba
Baba
April 19, 2024 11:46 am

If Israel strikes an Iranian nuclear facility we will soon find out if reports of Iran playing their B side the other day were correct.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 19, 2024 11:47 am

Just as well I’m a Liverpool supporter JR.

Lysander
Lysander
April 19, 2024 11:48 am

For those of you who like watching live webcams – this link has, on one screen, a live pic of West Bank, Jerusalem, Damascus, Tel Aviv, Safed, Ashdod, Isfahan and Tehran>

Middle East Live: Real-time HD Camera Feeds from Israel, Gaza and the Middle East (youtube.com)

Although, all I can hear are birds whistling.

johanna
johanna
April 19, 2024 11:51 am

That’s pretty interesting. Face recognition is a whole medical field I suspect. Facial blindness (prosopagnosia) is well known, where people can’t recognize people by faces. It’s fairly common. I don’t have it but I know someone who does.

(BoN)

It’s an interesting subject. You have a whole spectrum ranging from ‘I never forget a face’ to what you have described.

I don’t know if there are really people who never forget a face, but suspect that a lot of it has to do with gregariousness. I’m no hermit, but have never needed other people around to make me happy and content. There are lots of people who are miserable without human company and interaction.

I’m no good at remembering faces and names of people met in passing – it’s not important. I suspect that the successful society hostess or politician would have a different set of priorities.

As for birds, they are very good at it. In an area known for swooping magpies, mince bribes meant that walking through the danger zone was never a problem. 🙂

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 19, 2024 11:52 am

Since I’m doing zoo animals, I should put this story up as well.

Utah Middle School Students Stage Walkout over ‘Furries’ (18 Apr)

Students at Mt. Nebo Middle School in Payson, Utah, staged a walkout on Wednesday in protest of “furries” in their school. …

The protest at the school involved both students and adults. According to ABC4, some students who identify as furries are “accused of biting, scratching, spraying air freshener on, barking at, and chasing other students.”

Having a bunch of students going around in animal costumes all day and barking at you must be distracting. Better than trannies though, the chemicals they’re on are seriously harmful. You don’t need injections to be a furry, except possibly a tad of LSD. Maybe those kids who were bitten should get tested for rabies.

Lysander
Lysander
April 19, 2024 12:04 pm

Ok DB,
maybe fakenews but you can check out footage for yourself:

https://x.com/Charles_Lister/status/1781139924785209692

Tom
Tom
April 19, 2024 12:08 pm

How can someone who has been arrested between three and ten plus times for criminal activity not be in gaol for a longish time? 

Simple. It’s now an unchallengeable rule of the global left and their governments — from Spring Street, Melbourne, to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue — that the only people allowed freedom (apart those decreeing it) are criminals.

And the rules of criminal justice are inverted so that normal people (a.k.a. the normies) are treated as criminals and their leaders imprisoned.

If you needed a definition of evil, that is it.

Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 12:15 pm

dover0beach
April 19, 2024 12:07 pm

The clearest evidence of something going on are the pics/ videos of AD operating and the sky clearing in Western and Central Iran of civil aviation.

Oil and Gold both up a little this morning. Maybe something happening.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 19, 2024 12:16 pm

With rampant Jew-hatred taking over the Australian internets Mzzz Inman Grant leaps into action!

Australia’s eSafety Commissioner labelled an ‘activist’ over latest takedown order (Sky News, 18 Apr)

Children’s rights campaigner Billboard Chris has submitted a notice of appeal against Australia’s eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant.

This comes after the campaigner was issued a takedown order over his post where he supposedly misgendered a trans activist.

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Daniel Wild has slammed Ms Grant as an “activist” who will “censor debate in a way that’s consistent with her own ideological views”.

A man is a man. Maybe Mzzz Julie they/them should go back and redo high school biology. And history too, that might help on the antisemitism stuff.

Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 12:18 pm

Did you hear about the man who came home from work and had the following conversation:

He: “I’ve just heard that the milkman has ‘bonked’ every woman in this street except one!”

Her: “I bet it’s that stuck up cow at No 42.”

Lysander
Lysander
April 19, 2024 12:27 pm

If anyone can speak Arabic, there’s this video of Tehranians being told (?) to leave the airport:

https://x.com/IranIntl_En/status/1781146731041652878

Prolly just cos flights have been cancelled; which anyone can see on FlightRadar24… (there’s only one lonely UAE flight in the west of Iran lol!)

Lysander
Lysander
April 19, 2024 12:30 pm

Fox News reporting alleged Israeli strike on Iran

https://youtu.be/O4Pkcqeli90

Lysander
Lysander
April 19, 2024 12:38 pm

ABC (Amercia) reporting on strikes on Iran. Nobody seems sure yet:

WATCH LIVE: Israeli missiles hit site in Iran, U.S. officials confirm I ABC News (youtube.com)

Lysander
Lysander
April 19, 2024 12:38 pm

“Amercia” being its name under China… whoops! LOL! 😛

Hugh
Hugh
April 19, 2024 12:48 pm

Face recognition is a whole medical field I suspect.

Not medicine—psychology (visual perception and cognition). It was the subject of my PhD thesis.

You have a whole spectrum ranging from ‘I never forget a face’ to what you have described.

Correct.

Prosopagnosia is typically defined as scoring one or two standard deviations below average on a face recognition test such as the Cambridge Face Memory Test.

Complete inability to recognize faces is extremely rare.

Lysander
Lysander
April 19, 2024 12:49 pm

My Israeli Govt missile alert app just buzzed with “hostile aircraft incursion” alert over Nth Israel…. is that common (I know Hezbollocks send missiles over all the time but can’t remember seeing this alert before?)

Bruce in WA
April 19, 2024 12:51 pm

And … somewhere else we’re not “allowed” to go … in our own country …

Tourist ban floated for Australia’s biggest lake Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre
Visitors will no longer be able to set foot on one of Australia’s premier tourist destinations under a proposed plan to protect its cultural significance for traditional owners.

Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre is the continent’s largest lake. Every few years it breaks out into a spectacular kaleidoscope of colours when flooding rains from Queensland fill the immense saltwater basin, transforming the bleak desert landscape into an oasis of flowers and birds and attracting scores of tourists.

But it is a sacred site for the Arabana people, who have lived in the region for millennia and are the lake’s native title holders.

Under a proposed management plan, all recreational access to the lake bed will be banned out of respect for Arabana culture.

Lysander
Lysander
April 19, 2024 12:53 pm
Roger
Roger
April 19, 2024 12:57 pm

16 y o alleged attacker of Assyrian bishop has “a long history of behaviour consistent with a mental illness or intellectual disability” according to his solicitor in court today.

Early days – and the solicitor may not have all the relevant information at hand – but if it’s a “long history” wouldn’t he have been diagnosed by now?

Lysander
Lysander
April 19, 2024 1:03 pm

So…. regardless as to how this war (or any future war goes) we’ll all be refreshing the Cat, watching Fox and scrolling through X to see what’s going on factually… meanwhile the bomb might have already gone off and nobody would know…for hours anyway…

(Sorry but the Indolent is strong in me this morning lol :P)

**apologies Indolent**

johanna
johanna
April 19, 2024 1:04 pm

Name search function (Ctrl + F) is not working for me. It tells me that there are no matches on a page where I have made comments.

I’m not seeing the benefits of this buggy ‘update.’

While the slight upgrade to the typeface is an improvement, it is still less visible than its predecessor, and there is no excuse for making your site less easy to read.

As mentioned earlier, every time I refresh it goes back to almost the top of the page.

In the world of IT, ‘upgrade’ usually means the opposite. I know, having been called in to rescue disasters with exactly that description that cost millions of dollars.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
April 19, 2024 1:21 pm

Call me old fashioned, but a “security” worker should be six foot plus, be capable of sprinting 200m, doing 50 push ups and 12 chinups… and should quit in frustration and exhaustion of having to talk so damn much and never kick any butt.
De mortise nil nisi bonus and all that but the ethnic enclave maaates in fluoro vests and sunnies indoors who appear out of private hatchways and waddle around in pairs carry no authority, so no wonder they want to get tooled up.

cohenite
April 19, 2024 1:24 pm

https://twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1781029302294757756
Surprisingly, this story is getting some corporate/legacy media coverage.

You can’t have a conversation when as soon as you note trannies are mentally sick with gender dysphoria you are censored.

Crossie
Crossie
April 19, 2024 1:26 pm

Tourist ban floated for Australia’s biggest lake Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre

Visitors will no longer be able to set foot on one of Australia’s premier tourist destinations under a proposed plan to protect its cultural significance for traditional owners.

In other words, it is no longer part of Australia. If it’s a foreign country why are we still funding these people with our hard earned? Should these indigenes want some money to live how about opening their sacred sites to tourism? Other nations and religions, except one, are happy to show their wonders to the world.

Would love to see a map of the continent that shows where it’s still Australia.

Tom
Tom
April 19, 2024 1:27 pm

I’m not seeing the benefits of this buggy ‘update.’

I agree, Johanna. WordPress’s idea of commenting software is buggy and very primitive.

It’s obvious to me that the code was written by a junior coder attempting to show off to his coding mates. The idea of making the software user-friendly for users was the furthest thing from his mind.

For example, it’s the dumbest idea imaginable to have to scroll to the top of the page to post a new comment only to have the comment immediately relegated to the bottom of the page when you refresh it. That’s just plain primitive and infantile.

However, if it’s a choice between this software and none at all, I’d say reverting to the old would simply further dumb down the Cat.
?
We need one of the Cat’s HMTL coders to suggest a readily available alternative that would improve the site.

132andBush
132andBush
April 19, 2024 1:39 pm

Tom,
Click on the comment counter/icon on the left of page.
It takes you to the comment box. (at least)

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 19, 2024 1:42 pm

Roger he has been diagnosed, a muzzie, doing what they are told to do in the koran.

caveman
caveman
April 19, 2024 1:42 pm

Futures going back up, could have just been one of the boys fukn around playing with their utility belt as the cause for the explosion.

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 19, 2024 1:42 pm

Leader of thr Free World stuffup # 1,765:

Joe Biden’s suggestion about his uncle being eaten by cannibals debunked by White House in latest gaffe for President
US President Joe Biden’s suggestion that cannibals played a role in the death of his uncle during World War II has been embarrassingly proved wrong.

Sky

JC
JC
April 19, 2024 1:46 pm

Just a little humble advice. Fill up your petrol tanks and keep topping up at 3/4s as you never know where this leads.

Lysander
Lysander
April 19, 2024 1:49 pm

Iran said “even the tiniest attack on them from Israel” would result in all out war…

So, this appears to have been (?) a teeny tiny attack.. but is still attack…

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 19, 2024 2:07 pm

I am shocked the smh has a column up mildly critical of Saint Lisa.

JC
JC
April 19, 2024 2:19 pm

LOL. The mullahocracy just can’t help themselves.

IRAN CLAIMS ATTACKS CAME FROM INSIDE IRAN! Iranian Space Agency spokesman Hussein Delirian: “The downed drones had a short range and were certainly launched from inside Iran.” Source:

@AlMayadeenNews

shatterzzz
April 19, 2024 2:21 pm

Name search function (Ctrl + F) is not working for me. It tells me that there are no matches on a page where I have made comments.

One I didn’t know .. gave it a try and worked a treat .. 10/10 .. Thanx ..

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 19, 2024 2:23 pm

I am shocked the smh has a column up mildly critical of Saint Lisa.

Please copy and paste!

JC
JC
April 19, 2024 2:26 pm

(Isfahan traffic this morning)

Morning traffic report over Iranian radio.

Light traffic around the airport and moving steadily, but take care for any incoming cruise missiles.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 19, 2024 2:46 pm

16 y o alleged attacker of Assyrian bishop has “a long history of behaviour consistent with a mental illness or intellectual disability” according to his solicitor in court today.

Also consistent with an aspiring jihadi-tard, but the fact of his making his way into a Church to attack a bishop, complaining that he disrespects Islam, would be a vanishingly impossible coincidence in the solicitor’s scenario.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
April 19, 2024 2:49 pm

Aotearoa/New Zealand.
kunyanai – Mt Wellington.
She/her.
Wakanda Leste – Australia.

Viva
Viva
April 19, 2024 2:49 pm

Forget the Middle East. A full scale bird war is raging outside our windows after a couple of bully boy magpies suddenly arrived swooping and diving and sending smaller birds speeding out of their path

Talk about ethnic cleansing ….

Hope they don’t stick around

Martin John Leonard
Martin John Leonard
April 19, 2024 2:54 pm

Rod Liddle on noble sponsor-seekers:

A few years later someone asked me to sponsor them on a walk across Greenland – another example of a jackass desperately wanting to feel good about enjoying the holiday of a lifetime. I hope a polar bear got him. Mind you, I half thought about jumping on the bandwagon, by getting people to sponsor me for completing a gruelling weekend in Amsterdam’s famous ‘De Wallen’, as I ploughed through Lieke, Elsa, Beatrix, Esmee etc, while whacked out of my head on Ketama Gold. ‘All the money raised will go to the little handicapped kiddies, probably,’ I would assure friends and colleagues. ‘I’m aiming for 36 whores in 72 hours.’ Never did it, though, and I fear it is too late now.

https://www.spectator.com.au/2024/04/are-stonewall-and-mermaids-charitable/

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 19, 2024 3:11 pm

IRAN CLAIMS ATTACKS CAME FROM INSIDE IRAN!

Well we know Mossad does not balk at training spy-pigeons with ‘frickin cameras on their heads’, navy saboteur dolphins, and presumably specially mutated elves that sneak into Imam’s homes to steal individual shoes* (rather than making new ones in a cobbler’s shops).

An agency as wily and unimaginably imaginative as Mossad would no doubt have devised multiple vectors by which to visit destruction upon Iran: flocks of clay-pigeons (but bred to be made of C4 rather than clay), ninja mega elephants, rock and roll musics that make the youth turn away from Islam and swear fealty to the other great Satan.

* Is this not the most diabolical aspect – if a pair of shoes is missing you assume you put them somewhere you don’t remember, but just one shoe? Why only misplace one shoe? That is Mossad taunting. Mossad laughing. Mossad wiping its collective butt on a copy of the koran. An Imam loses a shoe – what more appropriate response can their possibly be than kicking the cat and calling for the bloody annihilation of Israel.

johanna
johanna
April 19, 2024 3:15 pm

Viva
April 19, 2024 2:49 pm

Forget the Middle East. A full scale bird war is raging outside our windows after a couple of bully boy magpies suddenly arrived swooping and diving and sending smaller birds speeding out of their path
Talk about ethnic cleansing ….
Hope they don’t stick around

Nature red in tooth and claw, Viva.

It is what it is.

Alamak!
Alamak!
April 19, 2024 3:16 pm

A quiet Friday morning in downtown Tehran.

missile_park
JC
JC
April 19, 2024 3:16 pm

Dover

They’re all glued to Twitter like the rest of us.

lol

I’m really worried this shit could get out of hand and the strait is made vulnerable. A couple of old hands agree. If Homuz becomes a problem we could end up short of oil and the price goes sky high.

Last evening I read a frightening report that if oil supplies are tightened up we could see $US 300 a barrel. Their argument was that the 70s oil embargo saw the price move up 300%.

The winners in that scenario would be the US and , ironically , Russia.

Skirmishes, with missiles being lobbed around close to Mid East oil fields is a big risk in my opinion.

Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 3:26 pm

JC
April 19, 2024 1:46 pm

Just a little humble advice. 

More like learn to walk.

JC
JC
April 19, 2024 3:28 pm

dover0beach

 April 19, 2024 2:55 pm

I wonder which institutions made coin with this today on the coattails of reports peddled by US officials to outlets like the JPost, OSINT, and the like.

I’m sure the Israeli cabinet and intel would’ve leaked. Trades would’ve been done through the option markets too because that’s where you can leverage up the ying yangs and keep losses contained.

Someone has made a fortune out of this.

johanna
johanna
April 19, 2024 3:34 pm

TheirABC running the party line:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-19/who-is-causing-fear-and-anger-in-society/103709508

Yep, anything they disagree with causes ‘fear and anger,’

The propaganda is relentless.

Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 3:36 pm

Someone has made a fortune out of this.

Some people always make money out of War.

Pogria
Pogria
April 19, 2024 3:37 pm

This sounds great. We have a chance to see the Devil’s Comet before it buggers off for another 71 years. I’m going to give it a try. Lots of big sky out my way. 😀

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/real-life/article-13325949/Devils-Comet-Australia-see.html

johanna
johanna
April 19, 2024 3:38 pm

Now I’m getting messages from WordPress asking me to verify my identity.

Nice bunch of people you’re allied with, dover,

rosie
rosie
April 19, 2024 3:43 pm
johanna
johanna
April 19, 2024 3:46 pm

Ctr + F no longer works for me. Saying that it works for you proves nothing.

Being emotionally involved with WordPress is sad, but perhaps understandable.

Pretending that making your site less easy to read is an improvement is laughaable.

JC
JC
April 19, 2024 3:58 pm

Fatboy

The US is fine, but Europe, China, Japan aren’t.
35% of the world oil supply comes from the mid east and 80% of that comes out of the strait of Homuz. Lock up the strait, make it problematic and we’re screwed.

When missiles are flying around the Mideast oil supplies we should be a little concerned.

Lastly, stop talking .

m0nty
m0nty
April 19, 2024 4:00 pm

Meanwhile, in Iran & Israel:

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Lysander
Lysander
April 19, 2024 4:00 pm

American energy self-sufficiency is one of the most underreported stories of the decade.

Muntard scores an own goal again, forgetting to mention the massive impact ruinables has in the US…. /sarc!:

88% of the US energy (domestic) is petrol, gas, nuclear and coal.

Of the remaining 12% ruinables, only 1.6% is solar, 3.4% wind and the rest is “biomass” (also known as burning wood).

LOL!

From the US Government.

Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 4:05 pm

“”California’s homeless crisis proves the public sector is a welfare program and political tool. The California State Auditor released a report this month that reveals California’s programs to combat homelessness have been utterly ineffective. Nine agencies funded by the state have received billions from 2018 to 2023, but homelessness is rapidly rising and California hosts the largest homeless population in the nation. What have these public agencies done with the $24 BILLION they were awarded to combat homelessness?

Homelessness have risen by 56.7% in California since 2015. The federal department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has been used to funnel money to smaller state entities under the impression that they would use the money to assist the people. California Interagency Council on Homelessness (Cal ICH) takes the funding from HUD to coordinate with these main nine failed programs, but the audit found that CAL ICH has failed to consistently track where this money has gone and has zero methods in place for gathering data on the success of these federally funded initiatives.”

JR

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m0nty
m0nty
April 19, 2024 4:05 pm

When missiles are flying around the Mideast oil supplies we should be a little concerned.

Enh. Iran’s actions have been weak as water, really. They are both just shouting “pew pew” at each other at this point.

You traders love it when prices are volatile because you make more money that way, but your wishcasting isn’t going to start WW3.

JC
JC
April 19, 2024 4:10 pm

No, I’m not peddling WW3, monster.

I’m not saying the world will turn to shit, but now the risk is getting a little more elevated.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 19, 2024 4:13 pm

Lonhro brown bread.
A good horse & a great sire.
Pierro one of the few entires left that had any success.

Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 4:14 pm

Of the remaining 12% ruinables, only 1.6% is solar, 3.4% wind and the rest is “biomass” (also known as burning wood).

You left out Hydro Electric Power.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 19, 2024 4:15 pm

Non-Binary D*ckgina Operation Funded By Canada! | Lauren Southern

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XsR_fcCf-k

You’d think it was an April fools joke.

JC
JC
April 19, 2024 4:26 pm

China is going to have a say in trying to put out the fire.

China gets half of its oil from the Mid east and most is likely to be coming through the Strait.

Roughly half (47% to 50%) of China’s total crude oil imports come from Middle Eastern countries

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 19, 2024 4:26 pm

Yep, anything they disagree with causes ‘fear and anger,’

Not only that.

The dislike they have for anyone espousing an idea they do not like manifests itself in ‘mounting pressure’ and ‘growing calls’.

We have not been there yet, but I feel there must be a Hiroshima level expression for something they reeeally hate, like ‘strident opposition’.

I will count myself lucky if I never hear that expression or live through the apocalyptic calamity that demands it.

Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 4:27 pm

Lock up the strait, make it problematic and we’re screwed.

Only because our dumb ‘Pollies’ have our Strategic Oil Reserve in Tex Arse USA.

That Reserve should be here in OZ and be at least a years worth.

And, we should have oil drilling going all over the place and a lot more Oil Refineries even if Taxpayer (Guv’ment) owned.

So, Tennis Elbow, a billion dollars ‘pissing it up against the wall’ trying to make over priced solar panels is not a very good idea. BUT, a few billion dollars in Oil Refineries is. You can’t fly as a ‘Pollie’ Tourist all around the Planet without paraffin (kerosene to the Yanks). FFS.

Lysander
Lysander
April 19, 2024 4:27 pm

Bom bom bom, bom bom bom Iran.

(Apologies to the Beach Boys)

cohenite
April 19, 2024 4:31 pm

Roughly half (47% to 50%) of China’s total crude oil imports come from Middle Eastern countries

Which is why Trump was a genius when he stopped the chunks buying iranian oil; they got it from other ME nations which now explains why they haven’t sided with iran’s sprog, hamas.

Trump is a genius.

Lysander
Lysander
April 19, 2024 4:35 pm

Hendo’s edition is out and he writes extensively on the Toad:

Lysander
Lysander
April 19, 2024 4:36 pm
feelthebern
feelthebern
April 19, 2024 4:46 pm

Apparently, if you are facing a knife-wielding assailant, even if you have a drawn gun, if they are within 20 feet of you, there is a serious chance you will get stabbed before you can drop them.

There’s a documentary about US lawman Raylan Givens that goes into this in some detail.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 19, 2024 4:48 pm

A couple of fun Lonhro facts.
Was still covering mares a year ago at the age of 24.
Offspring has won $A150mill in stakes money.

Lysander
Lysander
April 19, 2024 4:53 pm

Monday is Earth Day Cats…

So don’t forget, just as we do in the Lysander household, put all lights on (internal and external), chuck the oven on top heat, make one room’s heating 35 degrees and another room’s 15 degrees to sort out some balance, on top fan speed too. Put the electric stove on. Make sure all devices are charging that evening at the same time. All TVs on.

Washing machines, dishwashers and dryers are great for sucking up amps so make sure they’re on as well. At the same time.

If you’re a flog with solar panels, disconnect them for this day and be a solid citizen.

Lysander
Lysander
April 19, 2024 4:59 pm
Wally Dali
Wally Dali
April 19, 2024 5:00 pm

Burn A Tyre For Greta Day here, Lysander.

Roger
Roger
April 19, 2024 5:22 pm

SA govt planning to lock up Lake Eyre at request of indigenous “owners.”

Still time to lodge responses via SA Dept of Environment.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 19, 2024 5:41 pm

Look, at the risk of starting a fight – CTRL+F works fine for me.

Always has.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 19, 2024 5:46 pm

Only because our dumb ‘Pollies’ have our Strategic Oil Reserve in Tex Arse USA

And Louisiana.

No access to any Pacific port, unless you go through the Panama Canal or Cape Horn.

It’s actually the opposite of strategic.

Lysander
Lysander
April 19, 2024 5:48 pm

There’s now speculation* that quadcopters, with ammunition, were launched by “someone”** from inside Iran.***

*Who knows how Iran will see it.
**Yes, likely Israel.
***But still a launch from Iran sovereign soil on Iran sovereign soil.

dopey
dopey
April 19, 2024 5:52 pm

Rambling Man, Dickie Betts, dead at 80. One of the greatest.

Indolent
Indolent
April 19, 2024 5:53 pm
Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 5:54 pm

Yes and peace on Earth. Maybe one day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCpXMy5GalI

cohenite
April 19, 2024 5:57 pm

feelthebern
 April 19, 2024 4:46 pm

Apparently, if you are facing a knife-wielding assailant, even if you have a drawn gun, if they are within 20 feet of you, there is a serious chance you will get stabbed before you can drop them.
There’s a documentary about US lawman Raylan Givens that goes into this in some detail.

A large calibre, heavy load will stop momentum. Hollow points help too. I never go out without at least a 38 Super on the hip.

Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 5:59 pm

Take a Walk on the Wild side………….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q9gM6WM0Nc

Lysander
Lysander
April 19, 2024 6:03 pm

Thanks for the heads-up Roger. Registered and posted my comment from my indigenous gmail address (yes, I have one lol!):

My people, Arabana people, are not in agreement with this. I make some money off taking tourists in cars and bikes on the area. I make sure these folk take good care of my land and the best way to keep it that way is to make sure we are making some tourism dollar so that we can keep it clean and protected.

Or else t’ll be you fellas policing the keepy off lands. Instead, you will need to pay for its management and protection as this aboriginal corporation down here don’t care for nothing like these kind of jobs. No way these fellas are gonna do this work properly as they are a bunch of Adelaide folk in shiny suits.

We can manage this place just fine, why give this job to the whitefellas who run our councils? And we like bringing people here to tell our story. We can’t tell it by not going there for walkabouts. Same thing happened up Alice way and I know many local fellas lost jobs.

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 19, 2024 6:05 pm

Following up on Roger’s note:

Kati-Thanda Lake Eyre Draft Management Plan – SurveyThis survey will help us to understand your opinions on the proposed draft management plan for Kati-Thanda Lake Eyre National Park and Elliot Price Conservation Park. 
It is advisable to read the draft Management Plan before commencing this survey. 
This survey should take approximately 5 – 10 minutes to complete.

Link

Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 6:07 pm

Lysander
April 19, 2024 4:27 pm

Bom bom bom, bom bom bom Iran.
(Apologies to the Beach Boys)

Very good but the original is the best – And the West is the BEST –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2kOexjzY3I

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 19, 2024 6:08 pm

if you are facing a knife-wielding assailant, even if you have a drawn gun, if they are within 20 feet of you, there is a serious chance you will get stabbed before you can drop them

This has been demonstrated time and again.

There was another doco where the jacks in some southern US state shot and killed a dude charging at them with a knife within the six metre benchmark. The jacks, at the moment the charge began, still had their shooters holstered yet were able to draw and go kablammo.

There was a particularly vocal clergyman at the time who was going on about shooting the knife out of his hand, shooting him in the leg and so on. The Chief of Jacks invited this man of the cloth to a demonstration, gave him a shooter and had a bloke with a rubber knife run at him in the exact manner the dead bloke did to the real jacks, except the clergyman could hold the shooter and not have to get it out of a holster.

Five times the bloke, who was of the same height and build (fat bastard) ran at the clergyman. Five times the clergyman was hit with the knife before he could get a shot off – bearing in mind this took no training other than to pull a trigger.

A visibly shaken clergyman was then interviewed, who said he had no idea of reality, and that he would shut his trap about this sort of thing in future.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 19, 2024 6:10 pm

A large calibre, heavy load will stop momentum. Hollow points help too

If they’re iced up and/or mentally ill (proper wompus) and sufficiently motivated, not really.

Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 6:24 pm

Top Ender
April 19, 2024 6:05 pm

Following up on Roger’s note:

Kati-Thanda Lake Eyre Draft Management Plan – SurveyThis survey will help us to understand your opinions on the proposed draft management plan for Kati-Thanda Lake Eyre National Park and Elliot Price Conservation Park. 

And what Environmental works were the Abos doing 60,000 years ago to protect the flora and fauna of this Continent? How did they manage Lake Eyre or Kati-Thanda (should they wish to change the name). You mean. it didn’t rain then? LOL. And did those animals go extinct? Climate Change caused it or were they eaten/killed? I fink’ I know the answer.

And which of the 300 plus languages to use? None of which have ever been written down (come on down Bruce Pascoe). Sweet FA that’s what.

FFS. Wot’ a load of utter Bollocks.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 19, 2024 6:24 pm

Monday is Earth Day Cats…

I remember years ago when we were being gaslit with the synthetic hairshirt day by the SMH. The next day they had two pictures from the same vantage point (from South East of the Bridge to North West*), one before Earth Hour and the other during Earth Hour.

The SMH was creaming its broadsheets. There was a significant reduction in the amount of light between the two pictures.

Until Tim Blair *boo hiss* made some observations.

He noticed that the main impact came from the Harbour Bridge where some of its luminous livery had been turned off. But he noted also that the headlights on the cars on the bridge were also dimmer. If anything they should have stood out more starkly in the conspicuous virtue gloom.

He then directed readers eyes to the buildings behind. There were a few panes that were darkened compared to the other picture, but very few. They were clustered in a single building – which means some miserable building supervisor had been duped into thinking Earth Hour was a big deal. Like being persuaded to attend a fancy dress party only to turn up and find everyone else dressed in normal attire.

All the other lights had, like the Bridge traffic, been treated with shorter exposure time.

The purist distillation of the enviro movement: A lie pushed so insistently, brazenly, and unrelentingly that mild mannered normies will let it pass because pushing back with the requisite force seems discourteous in a world desperately lacking in courtesy.

*Being careful here. I cannot help but suspect that the points of the compass are now also genders and so must capitalise them lest they feel disrespected.

Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 6:41 pm

Every Day is Earth Day. Just ask Mother Nature.

Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 6:49 pm

dover0beach
April 19, 2024 4:13 pm

monty is always predictable.

Are you sure? LOL.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 19, 2024 6:53 pm

Monday is Earth Day Cats…

A stormy Monday.

The Allman Brothers Band – Stormy Monday (1971)

Dickey Betts, who founded the band, died yesterday age 80.
I have heard they sing the blues in heaven.
Ok no I haven’t. But they should.

Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 6:55 pm

Lysander
April 19, 2024 4:59 pm

Nice neighbourhood:
Malaysia backs Iranian drone attack on Israel | FMT (freemalaysiatoday.com)

Yes and we are surrounded by “friends”. Indonesia will be next.

Time to get those Hypersonic Missiles and Nukes up Norf’ in the NT asap.

Now, Tennis Elbow, that is Strategic and Nation Building. FFS.

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Wally Dali
Wally Dali
April 19, 2024 6:56 pm

Earth, all alike, no season knows, nor clime
Nor houres, dayes, monthes, which are the rags of time.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 19, 2024 7:01 pm

UK cops are now issuing cautions to punters who cover their faces when they pass one of their facial recognition set ups.

I wonder how long it will be before one of the letterbox people are videoed getting a pass by the plod when they are pinging others.

calli
calli
April 19, 2024 7:03 pm

Very, very good Wally. 😀

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 19, 2024 7:06 pm

More blues from another pair of 80 year olds.

Stray Cat Blues – Rolling Stones (1968)

Mick and Keef just keep on going and going.

Indolent
Indolent
April 19, 2024 7:08 pm

I wouldn’t put anything past them. They would if they could.
Will a false bird flu pandemic be the end of animal agriculture and usher in food rationing?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 19, 2024 7:11 pm
Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 7:16 pm

Bruce of Newcastle
April 19, 2024 6:53 pm

Monday is Earth Day Cats…

A stormy Monday.
The Allman Brothers Band – Stormy Monday (1971)

Dickey Betts, who founded the band, died yesterday age 80.
I have heard they sing the blues in heaven.
Ok no I haven’t. But they should.

RIP Mr. Betts. A good life surely. The music is better than the singing IMHO.

So at age 80 years, I only have 9 years to go as I am now 71 years. Bugger. And I still cant sing or play music.

Except for being on the fiddle. LOL.

Roger
Roger
April 19, 2024 7:16 pm

UK cops are now issuing cautions to punters who cover their faces when they pass one of their facial recognition set ups.

Wear a mask and say you fear the covid and will not remove it under any circumstances.

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Indolent
Indolent
April 19, 2024 7:20 pm

This is a discussion between two doctors, Dr. Ken Berry and Dr. David Brownstein on iodine and iodine deficiency. Long but very interesting and informative. As I may have mentioned before, I take sea kelp.

You’re Iodine Deficient [with Dr. David Brownstein] Iodine Benefits

cohenite
April 19, 2024 7:21 pm

If they’re iced up and/or mentally ill (proper wompus) and sufficiently motivated, not really.

Alright, I’ll take a 12 gauge semi auto. Best I can do.

Diogenes
Diogenes
April 19, 2024 7:22 pm

A large calibre, heavy load will stop momentum. Hollow points help too. I never go out without at least a 38 Super on the hip.

I remember one of the cadre WOs telling of being charged by a VC, put a whole magazine from an F1 into him, it was only the pissy little bayonet on the F1 that eventually took him down.

Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 7:23 pm

feelthebern
April 19, 2024 7:01 pm

UK cops are now issuing cautions to punters who cover their faces when they pass one of their facial recognition set ups.

I wonder how long it will be before one of the letterbox people are videoed getting a pass by the plod when they are pinging others.

LOL. I will just wear a face mask and sun glasses and a hat and say that I am still worried about the ‘Virus Crisis’. Wot’ will they do then? Arrest me for being too farking clever? Dickheads.

cohenite
April 19, 2024 7:29 pm

And what Environmental works were the Abos doing 60,000 years ago to protect the flora and fauna of this Continent?

They were eating the poor critters. A new study shows Australia had the most amazing animals since the dinosaurs when the hungry black fellas strolled in and started destroying the place. This 13 minute video shows some of the amazing critters the great environmentalists made extinct. Megalana, the big goanna, is now estimated at 26 feet and 2 tonnes. He would have kept a few of the great environmentalists full bellied for a while:

Prehistoric Australia Was Pure Nightmare Fuel (youtube.com)

cohenite
April 19, 2024 7:35 pm

I remember one of the cadre WOs telling of being charged by a VC, put a whole magazine from an F1 into him, it was only the pissy little bayonet on the F1 that eventually took him down.

34 rounds?! Or do you mean he stuck the mag up his arse and then stabbed him?

Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 7:36 pm

Bruce of Newcastle
April 19, 2024 7:06 pm

More blues from another pair of 80 year olds.
Stray Cat Blues – Rolling Stones (1968)
Mick and Keef just keep on going and going.

I have always liked this one since being a young lad in Pomgolia –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4irXQhgMqg

cohenite
April 19, 2024 7:43 pm

Mother Lode
 April 19, 2024 6:24 pm

Monday is earth day cats

It’s also when Trump has to face a contempt hearing for disobeying the corrupt judge’s gag order.

The demorats just want to get him in jail. He won’t come out.

In other news the QLD LNP leader once again proves that conservatives everywhere are gutless bastards. He has sided with the liar’s policy on net zero. There is not a decent lnp leader anywhere in this shithole.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 19, 2024 7:55 pm

Megalana, the big goanna, is now estimated at 26 feet and 2 tonnes

A two tonne goanna.

Cop that, Pascoe. Try and live in harmony with that and see how far you get with eel farms.

Johnny Rotten
April 19, 2024 7:55 pm

cohenite
April 19, 2024 7:29 pm

And what Environmental works were the Abos doing 60,000 years ago to protect the flora and fauna of this Continent?

They were eating the poor critters. A new study shows Australia had the most amazing animals since the dinosaurs when the hungry black fellas strolled in and started destroying the place. This 13 minute video shows some of the amazing critters the great environmentalists made extinct. Megalana, the big goanna, is now estimated at 26 feet and 2 tonnes. He would have kept a few of the great environmentalists full bellied for a while:
Prehistoric Australia Was Pure Nightmare Fuel (youtube.com)

FMD and Gordon Bennet. That video is so scary.

The only dangerous Group now left in Australia is the Australian Taxation Office and a few Million other Pubic Serpents. And those other blood suckers. And I don’t mean mosquitoes.

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