Open Thread – Weekend 21 April 2024


The Old Stage Coach, Eastman Johnson, 1871

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feelthebern
feelthebern
April 21, 2024 5:00 pm

I would order a pizza about once a month, so it’s not going to kill me.

It’s all about the dough.
If you order pizza hut or dominos, you’re killing your heart.
Most local joints do a nice crust, not the heart killers the major chains are.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 21, 2024 5:06 pm

It’s another win Reynolds coming up.
If BH & DS don’t settle, Reynolds wins with costs.
The WA division of the Federal court is brutal.

Reynolds has won six of these so far hasn’t she?
I’ve lost count.
Brown should be lining up for some $$$ too.

JC
JC
April 21, 2024 5:06 pm

bern

I’ve never ordered from those two houses of horror. That would be like eating a “hearty breakfast” (once described) at the Mud Island Inn.

Johnny Rotten
April 21, 2024 5:09 pm

Two Presidents Walk into a Convenience Store

The people of New York were shocked when former President Donald Trump made an appearance at a bodega in Harlem amid his own court battle. Crowds of New Yorkers swarmed the store to get a glimpse of the former president, and he was met with loud applause and cheers from the crowd. Trump strategically picked this bodega, as a worker there was attacked by an assailant who was not charged thanks to pro-crime anti-American AG Alvin Bragg.

This area of Harlem is not a safe neighborhood by any means. Donald Trump walked into what one would consider “the hood” on short notice in a city that has hated him since he turned conservative. The city no longer hates Trump. The people now see Trump on a personable level as he, like so many others, has become a victim of the corrupt justice system.

https://youtu.be/I71_SbHIXuE

https://youtu.be/_rnHvZxSTAQ

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/politics/two-presidents-walk-into-a-convenient-store/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

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feelthebern
feelthebern
April 21, 2024 5:10 pm

I’m not eating much pizza these days.
I’m eating far too much roast chicken though.
Does Melbourne have a Chargrill Charlie’s yet?
You need to get into that, skin & all.

JC
JC
April 21, 2024 5:10 pm

Roger

Outside of the very big US cities, food choice is crap. But then doesn’t that also apply to Australia too, to some extent?

Rabz
April 21, 2024 5:11 pm

Cats – these ridiculous Fatty Trump lawsuits, for goodness’ sake – the dumbocrats are not gifted with any shame.

Some of the most preposterous evil collectivist crackpots (BIRM) to have existed in human history.

Defecating in their trousers, sniffing li’l goils hair, unashamedly amassing ill gotten fortunes via insider trading, visiting kiddee fiddling resorts, having “troublesome” people bumped off, invoking wacism at the drop of a hat, encouraging lynch mobs, forgetting what planet they exist on, cultivating voteherds, hanging around until they rightfully belong in a coffin, giving press conferences where their batteries go flat and just generally being obnoxious all round wompusses, I tells ya.

It isn’t right, is it?

Indolent
Indolent
April 21, 2024 5:15 pm

Another short clip from the Rogan interview.

Tucker Carlson on How the CIA Set-up Richard Nixon

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 21, 2024 5:19 pm

Could someone explain to me how Large Scale Generation Certificate (LGC) cash that flows to wind and solar is green?

Ta for the afternoon mind worm where I chase down some figures online.

?OK not even going near the concrete that needs fly ash from coal but 2000T of steel.

Average of 770Kg of coking coal per tonne of steel produced. Times by 2000T gives us 1.54mil kg total. Divide by 1000 gets 1540T of coking coal for 1 windmill on structure alone.

OK approx 3.3 kg of CO2 in 1 kg of anthracite. Times by 2000 gives us 6.6mil kg of CO2 or 6600 tonne per structure.

Average car emits from the 1-4 tonne of CO2 a year.

Any certificate once concrete and the rare earths in the generators/fibreglass is an outright scam.

Feel free to critique my maths if I have erred and law of averages I probably have…

Johnny Rotten
April 21, 2024 5:22 pm

Are you not motivated? Well, try watching this –

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

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 21, 2024 5:25 pm

Feel free to critique my maths if I have erred and law of averages I probably have…

Your maths might be right, which is all well & good.
But have you taken into account feelz?
& the rainbow serpent?

Rabz
April 21, 2024 5:29 pm

The rise of the Idiocracy

In the last 18 years, “Idiocracy” has transmogrified from a satire to a documentary.

This is what happens when you talk like a fag and your shit’s all retarded, I tells ya.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 21, 2024 5:34 pm

In the last 18 years, “Idiocracy” has transmogrified from a satire to a documentary.

Always makes me think of the vile D’Ambrosio woman with her BA. A BA seems to be a requirement for idiocracy membership.

Johnny Rotten
April 21, 2024 5:34 pm

Now, all the people who really think that Humans only have 2 years to go before the End of the World. Please form a queue outside the Dis United Nations Building in NYC and wait.

Don’t do anything, just wait. The bloated Dis UN with their loads of ‘Other People’s Money will feed and clothe you and wash you and care for you over the next 2 years.

At the end of those 2 years, and with Planet Earth still here (as I expect it will be), then go away and get a real job and stop your stupid moaning for once and for ALL.

Meanwhile, the rest of the World can get on with – ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’.

davefromweewaa
davefromweewaa
April 21, 2024 5:35 pm

JC organic food is a nice little earner for some people, especially the ticket clippers in the certifier game. My main gripe is that it’s a hijacked word. Have you ever eaten anything inorganic?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 21, 2024 5:36 pm

Bruce of Newc, I nearly got clocked by a Kookaburra swooping down to swipe some meat from the verandah rail as I bent down to put some on the ledge for the eager Currawongs, and now a Magpie has turned up, We’ve never had them here before. I am defrosting all of Attapuss’s meat drawer in the freezer for them all. His little spirit is looking at me wondering why I haven’t shut him out yet. When he was dying I sat out here with him several times on my lap and he perked up, his own place again after the days in hospital until we arrived home.

I am not sure how good Fussy Cat is for birds though. Must check.
Cat Protection Society could probably do with it too.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 21, 2024 5:39 pm

The only thing the Christian Leb’s should have done was kill the pos muzzie instead of subduing him. He wouldn’t do it again. Treat the muzzies the same way they treat anyone else. They don’t like it one bit, and pull their collective heads in ala Cronulla riots. When we’ve had enough and who hasn’t treat them with contempt.

Bobtheboozer
Bobtheboozer
April 21, 2024 5:41 pm

In the whole foods and processed foods wars, I’m trying to work out the difference.
The only processed food I eat is Weetbix, Rolled oats, Milk – homogenised. Sometimes a salami.
That’s rather bizarre – According to the propaganda, I’m eating a ‘near natural’ diet.
Can’t remember when I bought a packet of something – apart from flour, sugar, and yeast.
I buy stuff from the butcher and that’s stuff he makes himself – sausages, roasts, mince.
Haven’t had pizza in nearly a year.

Indolent
Indolent
April 21, 2024 5:42 pm
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 21, 2024 5:46 pm

For Cat’s with an interest in military literature – Mick Malone’s memoirs “Two Ranks on the Road” are being released, today.

calli
calli
April 21, 2024 5:51 pm

What the hell does the local Aboriginal tribe have to do with the Bondi massacre?

I have watched smoking ceremonies, candle lighting to the farting of the didge and now an obeisance to the elders past present and future.

Apart from all the pollie scum infesting the memorial, it has ZERO to do with the victims and everything to do with virtue signalling by various groups.

What a shambles.

So I have escaped to Escape to the Country rather than blow a foofle valve.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
April 21, 2024 5:54 pm

Australia ‘heading towards’ a Central Bank Digital Currency

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1zta1Tlo1U

Eggspurt reckons CBDC is going to happen here, but thinks there can be “guardrails” put around it. (ref the Canadian truckers’ cancellation.)
There is no credibility in the guardrails compromise, the authorities won’t respect the guardrails. A CBDC could be okay for along as it is an optional payment alternative, like gift cards and bitcoin, but again that’s a guardrail that may not be respected.
Seems like only last week IIRC the RBA was telling us their own survey showed Australians didn’t want a CBDC.

Indolent
Indolent
April 21, 2024 5:55 pm

When he was dying I sat out here with him several times on my lap and he perked up, his own place again after the days in hospital until we arrived home.

What happened to Attapuss?

davefromweewaa
davefromweewaa
April 21, 2024 6:03 pm

Roger, organic means derived from living matter. Or it used to. Think animal, mineral or vegetable. Two of those are organic, one is not.

Johnny Rotten
April 21, 2024 6:36 pm

There Should Be a Civil Rights Case Against this Judge & Bragg to Get into Federal Court
https://twitter.com/i/status/1780563810752872874

Natural Instinct
Natural Instinct
April 21, 2024 6:38 pm

I know other have written but I just waiting for a delivery, so …

Just heard Dutton on radio about Elon and censorship to “protect” the citizens, and he threw in child exploitation, as they always do as a justification for curtailing free speech.

Why do Liberals leaders disappoint like clockwork?

Wrote to his office about not folding on Stage 3 tax cuts, and stand for something – but he did not and folded. Must not have been “a hill he wanted to die on”, even though it was the “right thing” to do for 4 years until Albo reneged and then it was not the “right thing”

So we need to take real life stabbings of Christian clergy off the web (and “X”) because they could mess with people’s brains.
And we need to take rampages thru shopping centres because it could trigger people.

But who gets to decide what’s ok to broadcast? If it’s me, I am all for it. Otherwise I don’t trust you.

Dutton did not mention movies with realistic ultra violence.
Nor did he mention video games with stylised violence that de-sensitises the player.
Nor did he mention fake screams and bloody hospital scenes after middle East bomb attacks broadcast every regularly.

He seemed to be very selective about what is so dangerous to see that it has to be “pulled down”.
.
P.S. I note the NSW police are all gun-ho with arresting Christian rioters, but not pro-Hamas ones. Oh, and that riot was another piece of footage that has to be taken down for public safety – its a balance you know, Mr Dutton said.

Crossie
Crossie
April 21, 2024 6:51 pm

causing social dislocation (i.e. becoming a stranger in your own land) and political demoralisation.

This is the inevitable result of immigration that is higher than 50,000 per year. Numbers above that put pressure on housing, jobs, health services, educational services etc. By concentrating on the noisy newcomers social services are then not available to care for our most vulnerable, the aged and the infirm. Neither of the major parties could give a stuff about them and I just hope that they will pay a political price.

Muddy
Muddy
April 21, 2024 6:52 pm

Qld Labor: *Sigh* ‘Spose it’s your turn.
Qld LNP: Really? I’m sure we just had it. We’ve done our bit.
Lab: You don’t wanna?
LNP: Nah, can’t be buggered. Already got the post-polli career inked in anyway. Expenses still being upped, though?
Lab: Yeah, ‘course. Stuff this for a lurk, eh? O.K., we’ll take it again.
LNP: Whatever.
Lab: *Smirks*
LNP: *Facial expression remains unchanged; between apathetic and bewildered.*

wivenhoe
wivenhoe
April 21, 2024 6:56 pm

Seems like only last week IIRC the RBA was telling us their own survey showed Australians didn’t want a CBDC

They said they didn’t want a voice to parliament also.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 21, 2024 6:56 pm

20min Mark Rober video.
He visits Anduril (the super drone company backed by Peter Thiel & Elon).
Then a pretty cool ad.
Then an even cooler backyard drone challenge.

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

davefromweewaa
davefromweewaa
April 21, 2024 6:58 pm

The modern (and changed) meaning of organic, grown without artificial chemicals, is a form of stolen virtue. The lambs and grains I produce are equal at least to any organically certified. Organic certification requires that a lot of useful tools are foregone.
The great Norman Borgault once estimated if we were forced to go “organic ” we could feed about 4.5 billion. About half the current population.

Roger
Roger
April 21, 2024 7:04 pm

Why do Liberals leaders disappoint like clockwork?

Because they’re motivated by pragmatism rather than principle.

I was just reflecting on this today.

Australia as a democratic polity has historically had a conservative disposition but no articulated conservative philosophy or doctrine.

Consequently, ostensibly conservative politicians like Menzies (who supported the centralisation and expansion of the federal government) or Howard (immigration, property rights & renewables) have been able to execute some quite radical policy moves without being held accountable to clearly expressed conservative principles.

The electorate, the source of sovereignty and legitimacy in a democracy, had judged them on appearances rather than against an objective standard.

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Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 21, 2024 7:05 pm

Bruce of Newc, I nearly got clocked by a Kookaburra swooping down to swipe some meat from the verandah rail

Lizzie – Kookas are like that: what they see they nuke. Anything in the way is a mere obstacle, including magpies.

Sadly one of my old kookas is no more, she lost an eye a couple months ago, probably in a fight with the local magpie clan. Kookaburras with one eye unfortunately can’t survive. And a friendly cockie appears to’ve died in the last couple days, he had lost all his feathers to beak-and-feather disease, so he probably expired from hypothermia in the wet weather. Ah well, this happens.

Lots of birds here after the wet weather, very keen for nosh, especially the noisy miners and rainbow lorikeets.

bons
bons
April 21, 2024 7:21 pm

So I wrote my meaningless email of outrage to Dutton’s office. It was a waste of time but probably lowered the heart rate. I am now barracading in anticipation of the Swat assault.

FFS – even Dutton. Is there not anyone in the political sewer who has any understanding of, and sympathy for real Australia.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
April 21, 2024 7:23 pm

The Nation is the guardian of its culture.
Once the Nation has been disappeared, the culture follows.
That’s the aim of the rest of the world. Remove White Judeo/Christian culture from the globe.
The problem for the rest of the world is that they won’t have anyone to bludge off. The world will be South Africa with Chinese characteristics.
Imagine that.
The interesting part will be the generation that wants that culture, will facilitate it. Global Tribal Idiocracy.

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Crossie
Crossie
April 21, 2024 7:29 pm

Dutton did not mention movies with realistic ultra violence.

Nor did he mention video games with stylised violence that de-sensitises the player.

Nor did he mention fake screams and bloody hospital scenes after middle East bomb attacks broadcast every regularly.

He seemed to be very selective about what is so dangerous to see that it has to be “pulled down”.

In fact the violent films and games are far more gory and explicit than the real stuff they are trying to censor. Our masters are lying to us on an industrial scale but keep insisting trust us. No way. We must resist even if it’s just objecting on blogs.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 21, 2024 7:29 pm

feelthebern
 April 21, 2024 5:00 pm

I would order a pizza about once a month, so it’s not going to kill me.

It’s all about the dough.

If you order pizza hut or dominos, you’re killing your heart.

Most local joints do a nice crust, not the heart killers the major chains are.

Or, better still, make it yourself.

Crossie
Crossie
April 21, 2024 7:39 pm

wivenhoe

 April 21, 2024 6:56 pm

Seems like only last week IIRC the RBA was telling us their own survey showed Australians didn’t want a CBDC

They said they didn’t want a voice to parliament also.

We are also telling marketing researchers that we don’t like woke movies, TV, radio, internet etc yet they keep making the rubbish even at a loss. We tell them we don’t want EVs but they keep making them and pushing them on us. We tell them we don’t want vegan food but they still stock them in supermarkets while hiking up the price of other food. We tell them we don’t like the transgender invasions of all female spaces and sports but they still keep on doing it. The powers that be despise us, we are not customers or citizens, so what are we?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 21, 2024 7:54 pm

I missed Attapuss demise. What happened?

This quirky and bossily talkative little animal suffered a massive brain aneurism (a stroke) four days before we were due home, which resulted in his back and back legs being paralyzed. He was nearly dead, quite cold when he was found on our bed only an hour after he was last seen. No reason for it happening, just life being mean.

Our lovely young cat sitter, who had given him every care, and our son, got him to our ‘GP’ Vet (didn’t know vets had GP’s) who sent him on to emergency specialist care. We were in daily contact with the specialists; we couldn’t have got home earlier as the flights from Chile wouldn’t have been any different, I think only twice weekly. He was in the emergency hospital for five nights at $850 a day and we had over $2000 of tests done, but on taking him home to home nurse we decided on further advice that his quality of life would not improve and did not want to put him through more stressful tests given that no better outcome was at all likely. He would never walk again given the extent of his paralysis. There was no treatment but nursing care. It all sadly brought back feelings I had when my bother was similarly afflicted, only he was completely unable to move. Attapuss was also incontinent and couldn’t eat or drink except by eye-dropper; he was constantly dripping urine onto special pads. His blood work done suggested some metabolic issues. One of his pupils was dilated far more than the other and involuntary shudders occasionally ran over his head and down his neck.

We had two very lovely days with him keeping him by us all the time, and he still tried to ‘talk’ to us as usual, even though his little voice box was not working properly. He objected whenever I left the room. When we first picked him up and got him home he grabbed my hand, pulling it down to his mouth with his little soft paws, and started to lick it all over. He was so glad to be back home, and safe, and loved, and lying on me for his chest rubs as we all watched TV. Not missing his legs then, he began to purr and even attempted to groom himself. He also seemed to enjoy being on me on the verandah, looking over the gully as branches caught the breeze and the birds flew in wide swoops to the highest trees.

He went quietly to sleep forever at the vet’s, as I stroked him and we lied comfortingly to him that he would be going home again soon. After he went, Hairy was in slow welling up tears and I was sobbing so hard I could hardly breathe. We loved him very much for nine years, a rescue kitten, still on my avatar. Our home feels so empty now without him, lurking around every corner ready to complain, create mayhem, or simply wanting us to follow a usual routine that always included special times for him. So you’ve had your lunch, he’d boss away, so now it’s time for you to get on that sofa and put the blanket on your legs and let me get up for my post-lunch love while you have a cup of tea. That was just one of the routines.

He had so many others, things he did, such a part of our existence. We’ve thrown out most of his toys, which we’d often hear him playing with up and down the hallway at 3am, but I didn’t have the heart to throw out his favorite soft ball, which in our beach house when a young cat he used to retrieve like a little dog and bring back to us when I threw it down the spiral staircase. He was down that staircase like a shot, pouncing on it, and bounding up the spiral to drop it at my feet, expectantly wanting more. Even recently, if I threw it up in the air in the hallway he’d be up there after it.

Scroll if you don’t like cats, but Attapuss deserves an obituary here.

Muddy
Muddy
April 21, 2024 7:55 pm

We need a Smug Tax. Not smog, but smug. Not a tax that IS smug, but a tax ON smug.
Research indicates that those who demonstrate smugness can afford to pay a Smug Tax.

Boambee John
Boambee John
April 21, 2024 8:01 pm

On the subject of highly processed foods raised earlier, putting aside its reported high sodium content, how does plant based meat rate on the processing scale?

And insect based foods?

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 21, 2024 8:04 pm

Sorry to hear of the demise of the great Attapuss, Lizzie.

Great pets are a terrible loss when they go.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 21, 2024 8:06 pm

I hope that Elsie is still doing well with you, Bob. At least strokes are fairly rare, so you have no need to worry about that.

We have told our cat sitter that none of this is her fault at all. It must be terrible to be minding someone’s loved animal in their home and have such an emergency happen out of the blue.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 21, 2024 8:20 pm

Gazan women and children death count ‘statistically impossible’, Australian academics say

  • EXCLUSIVE

By stephen lunn

  • Social Affairs Editor
  • 7:37PM April 21, 2024
  • Comments

Gazan authorities’ repeated claims that women and children make up 70 per cent of the more than 30,000 Gazan casualties since the war started is “statistically impossible”, according to an analysis undertaken by three Australian academics.
Their article, published in the Britain-based Fathom journal, also says there is “serious doubt” about other aspects of the Gazan death count.
While the authors stress that every death is a human tragedy, they forensically examined the 70 per cent figure, which they say has gone unchallenged in most media coverage of the war.
They note that in late February, the Gazan Ministry of Health announced casualties had topped the 30,000 mark and that 70 per cent of them were women and children.
That figure has been repeatedly cited by Gazan authorities during the course of the war, their paper says.
Yet 43 per cent of those 30,000 were not hospital-registered deaths and were included as coming from “reliable media sources”.

Those unregistered deaths have been manipulated to dramatically overstate female and child casualties, the paper says.
Of the some 7000 unregistered deaths reported by both the MoH and the Hamas Government Media Office as at the end of 2023, the paper concludes just 10 were purported to be male. “This is obviously absurd,” report co-author, lawyer and University of Wollongong academic Greg Rose said.
“It’s clear the data, particularly the unregistered ‘media sources’ deaths, are being manipulated to contain almost no males.”
Professor Rose, along with Adelaide-based population economist Tom Simpson and RMIT biomathematician Lewi Stone, used publicly available data sources to adduce their findings through a statistical analysis.
“This paper demonstrates that the casualty figures concerning women and children are statistically impossible,” the study concludes. “Our results cast serious doubt on all other aspects of the Gazan death counts.”

Their report in Fathom, published by the Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre, notes that even among the verifiable hospital data, 58 per cent of registered deaths were women and children, not 70 per cent. In 2024, that proportion fell to 42 per cent.
“This is still a large proportion, but it should be remembered that women and children make up 75 per cent of Gaza’s population,” the report says.
It finds that both the Ministry of Health and Hamas’ Government Media Office published the same total deaths as a result of the conflict through to the end of 2023 – 21,978, with the MoH reporting 15,349 were hospital-­registered.
It says while the GMO reported 6098 male deaths, with the other 72 per cent being women and children, the MOH reported 6088 registered male deaths.
“We reverse-engineered those 2023 unregistered death claims and found that according to Hamas, just 10 men had been killed and their deaths not been registered, while almost 5000 children and 2000 women had been killed and their deaths not registered,” Professor Rose said.

He said the analysis had also uncovered a period in December when the statistics coming from the GMO saw the cumulative number of males killed in the war decline by more than 1000.
“There is no doubt many women and children have tragically been killed in Gaza – something to be expected given Hamas’ unfortunate use of human shields and given that most Gazans are women and children – but the precise proportion cannot be known,” he said. “The number of deaths of women and children, who are largely civilians, is demonstrated by the study to be a far smaller proportion of casualties than being reported.
“Our paper confirms the old saying that the first casualty of war is truth.”

Delta A
Delta A
April 21, 2024 8:21 pm

A lovely obit for your Attapuss, Elizabeth. So sorry for your great loss.

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The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
April 21, 2024 8:47 pm

Dutton is dead to me. For good.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 21, 2024 8:51 pm

Brittany Higgins posts message to Instagram after Linda Reynolds responds to rape, defamation case
Sun, 21 April 2024 5:55PM

Caleb Runciman

Brittany Higgins has taken to Instagram hours after her former boss Linda Reynolds insisted she would continue defamation actions against her unless she accepted the federal court’s findings that there was no political cover-up of her rape allegation.  Credit: RICHARD WAINWRIGHT/AAP

Brittany Higgins has taken to Instagram hours after her former boss Linda Reynolds insisted she would continue defamation actions against her unless Ms Higgins accepted the Federal Court’s findings that there was no political cover-up of her rape.
Federal Court Justice Michael Lee last week ruled that, on the balance of probabilities, Ms Higgins was raped by then-colleague Bruce Lehrmann in Senator Reynolds’ office in March 2019.
Ms Higgins issued a statement saying that she acknowledged that Senator Reynolds and veteran Liberal staffer Fiona Brown, who was the office’s chief of staff at the time, had been hurt throughout the years of court cases and public debate over the handling of the matter.

“For that, I am also sorry,” Ms Higgins said.
On Sunday afternoon, Liberal Senator Linda Reynolds responded to the statement, saying that she hoped the recent findings gave Ms Higgins peace.
But the Liberal politician added that her defamation action against Ms Higgins and her fiance David Shiraz was never about the rape allegation, but “what Justice Lee exposed as false allegations raised two years after the rape” of “a dreadful and damaging political cover-up”.
Three hours after Ms Reynolds’ statement, Ms Higgins took to Instagram to post.
“Ah, wonderful,” Ms Higgins wrote on her Instagram story. “Keep showing people the truth of who you really are.”
The comments were accompanied by a photo showing the sun setting over sand dunes covered in 4WD track marks.

I’m sorry, what’s the significance of the image of the sun setting over sand dunes, covered in 4WD track marks?

cohenite
April 21, 2024 8:57 pm

Perplexed of Brisbane
 April 21, 2024 5:39 pm

 Reply to  Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Too bad Reynolds can’t sue the ALP and the LNP. One blamed her and one hung her out to dry.

She can sue members of the liars and the limp dicks; and the toad.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 21, 2024 9:00 pm

From the Oz:-

Seven Network has launched an internal investigation to determine which editorial staff at Weekend Sunrise are responsible for allowing the wrong man to be named as the Westfield Bondi Junction mass murderer multiple times on air.

Oh?
An investigation?
But we were told four days ago, with great certainty, that “the mistake was made by a junior producer”.



Salvatore - Iron Publican
April 21, 2024 9:08 pm

But we were told four days ago, with great certainty, that “the mistake was made by a junior producer”.

I’ll hazard a guess that Mr. Cohen (likely harbouring a rather hostile attitude whilst simultaneously retaining as counsel some serious legal horsepower) has not been mollified by “the work experience kid stuffed up, sorry about that, mate”

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 21, 2024 9:29 pm

https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2024/04/well-done-those-men.html

Only trial and sentence a poodafile deserves!

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
April 21, 2024 10:33 pm

Is this thing on?

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 21, 2024 10:43 pm

Is this thing on?

One of the problems with the new Cat design.

People could have made responses to lots of the comment, but to find out you’d have to scroll up and check all of them, and then open them to read them.

Better to have one long thread…

Salvatore - Iron Publican
April 21, 2024 10:58 pm

People could have made responses to lots of the comment, but to find out you’d have to scroll up and check all of them, and then open them to read them.

That’s life with nested replies. There may be replies, even to one’s own comments, and you never know it.

Gabor
Gabor
April 21, 2024 11:00 pm

Top Ender
April 21, 2024 10:43 pm

Is this thing on?
One of the problems with the new Cat design.

Same here, I hardly bother commenting now, I know, I know nobody is missing my comments, but to scroll endlessly for what others might think is a waste of time, you have to dive into the ‘view reply’ or you never find out.

Not everyone has the time or inclination to do that.

Changing the format was not a good move, my opinion only of course.

KevinM
KevinM
April 21, 2024 11:17 pm

Catching up reading my inbox messages, have a lot from the Trump camp, because foolishly, I once donated to his campaign ages ago.

Reading about his plight at the moment, I am reminded about johanna’s comment about, ‘ what are you doing about it’?

I think it was quite appropriate and not nasty or antisemitic at all.

In a much more important and wider scale this is what’s happening in the US now.

People either do not care about their country’s legal state now, nor its future, or too apathetic.

Years ago the US wokeraty would be in arms about this sort of miscarriage of justice happening in a third world country.

Now?
He deserves it, full steam ahead convict, convict.

I don’t know what’s going to happen to him, and nothing I can do to help, not from here anyway but I have a dark foreboding for us, as allies of the US.
If they fail, to whom can we turn to?

JC
JC
April 21, 2024 11:34 pm

Catching up reading my inbox messages, have a lot from the Trump camp, because foolishly, I once donated to his campaign ages ago.

How so as they’re not allowed to accept foreign money?

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The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
April 21, 2024 11:34 pm

For those that haven’t seen this, Dutton is exploiting the slaughtered to betray Australia by doing an about face to now support Albo’s Ministry of Truth.

Our political class is full of traitorous tyrants, salivating at the golden opportunity to enslave us.

I must say that the timing of the Westfield massacre is almost too fortuitous, just one month before the Disinformation Bill was to meet its worthy demise. Dutton has officially joined the ranks of the satanic.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-21/opposition-backs-social-media-crackdown-after-sydney-stabbings/103750548

KevinM
KevinM
April 22, 2024 12:08 am

JC
April 21, 2024 11:34 pm

How so as they’re not allowed to accept foreign money?

Living there at the time. Not every donation is scrutinised as you must realise, but you can doubt all you like.

Focus on the content and question, if possible.

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JC
JC
April 22, 2024 12:28 am

Calm down KevinM.

I asked because they appear to be tight with respect to foreign donations.

Someone here asked me to buy them a MAGA hat when I visited a few years ago. I was unable to purchase it from the campaign booth at Trump Tower as I was a foreigner. I had to go to an adjacent booth that was unconnected to the campaign.
So yes, they are quite strict about this.

JC
JC
April 22, 2024 12:36 am

As to your question. Let me ask what you mean by “fail”? Fail what exactly?

KevinM
KevinM
April 22, 2024 12:41 am

JC
April 22, 2024 12:36 am

As to your question. Let me ask what you mean by “fail”? Fail what exactly?

Turning into a totalitarian one party state of a fascist/communist leaning where individual rights are not existent, but it’s nearly there now.

Making excuses because one loves certain aspects of NY life will not fix it.

JC
JC
April 22, 2024 12:58 am

Making excuses because one loves certain aspects of NY life will not fix it.

Oh, the premature rebuttal before anything I said. Well, if you’re going to hit that side of the toilet bowl, then let me respond further. I don’t believe you made any donation because it would’ve been rejected, just like the purchase of a $40 baseball cap.

The US has a Washington problem as well as large urban areas run by Demonrats. The rest of the country is doing fine and outside of those urban areas, even in blue states, the people are doing well. The place isn’t going to walk away from its close allies.

If it does, what are we going to do?

Switzerland does fine without being aligned. We could become a Switzerland if we wished.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 22, 2024 7:43 am

Someone upthread mentioned the value of the embedded comments.

CL’s site has a format like Dover’s old Cat (except there is no Open Forum) and it is very easy and quick to load and use. You write a comment and it appears above in the timeline. Coming briefly back in to this current iteration of the Cat requires so much scrolling up and down to seek out embedded replies and add a comment all the way up at the top of the page rather than where you want to make it, at the base. I think a lot of commentary gets lost in the embedded format, and ‘can’t be bothered’ takes over. That’s my ‘new users’ experience.

CL’s site is also well moderated: no-one would be attacked by a fixated person, and called a cockroach, a gold-digger, or a ‘flouncer’, as I have been almost immediately I entered here. All of these things are slanders, btw, including ‘flouncing’, not factual, but negative opinions, slurs on character. Eschewing commenting to make a point is not ‘flouncing’. My point was an apology was due to Cassie: it still is. This fixated person’s attacks have distressed me greatly over the years and apparently are never-ending here, not an inviting prospect. Nor does CL tolerate unhinged commentary designed to injure Cassie, a Jewish commenter he admires; someone tried it and got themselves removed pronto.

At CL’s I do miss the features of an Open Forum, which allow for a wider spread of communications than an issue-directed site, and came in here to share my travelogues with those requesting that. I stayed to express my sadness over Attapuss and then the Westfield killings when as an elderly person alone I had the trial of attending an urgent medical appointment on the first day open (Westfields is more than a local shopping centre, it is a community hub).

As someone who in the past lived four days under threat of being killed by an unknown knife-wielding escapee from a locked ward until the police gave me the all-clear, I found this pretty confronting. I did not mention this in the piece I wrote about that day though. A nasty comment on that piece, more or less accusing me of grandstanding, was pretty upsetting though.

CL has no up or down ticking, which I think also improves the level of commentary.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 22, 2024 7:54 am

There seems to be some sort of ‘toggle’ between up and down ticks, or am I imagining things?

It muddies the dick-ticking even more. Why have it?

Worse than trying to work out the toggle in the lighting system in some South American hotels. 🙂

Zippster
Zippster
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