Open Thread – Weekend 27 April 2024


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Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 27, 2024 12:26 am

BAM!

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 27, 2024 12:35 am

This thread dedicated to Peaky Blinders hats and sixty-year-old jokes presented as new.

Muddy
Muddy
April 27, 2024 12:36 am

Wham!

Salvatore - Iron Publican
April 27, 2024 1:02 am

Thank you Ma’am!

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
April 27, 2024 1:03 am

The Beths- Future Me Hates Me
Bunch of unremarkable-looking kiwis make pop rock gold.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
April 27, 2024 1:14 am

Stella One Eleven- Only Good For Conversation
Scuzzy forgotten Australian band dust off a scuzzy South African’s album track to create one of the 90’s great lost b-sides.

KevinM
KevinM
April 27, 2024 2:24 am

This is worthy of Johnny Rotten.
No offense JR.

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Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 27, 2024 4:03 am

The case against him was dismissed. She’s a skank! Eff off!

Tommy Robinson embarrasses Sky News reporter
https://rumble.com/v4qxo3i-tommy-robinson-embarrasses-sky-news-reporter.html

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
April 27, 2024 4:07 am

The Breanna More Show.

Breanna Morello is a former Fox Corp, Newsmax, local news, MLB producer. She has also spent several years reporting on the issues that matter most. After Fox Corp threatened to put Breanna on unpaid leave for not getting the Covid jab, she left the corporate media world and made her way into independent journalism. Breanna’s goal is simple. She aims to be a truth seeker and amplify her findings through her new podcast.
Tommy Robinson
WEBSITE: http://www.trsilenced.com

Tommy Robinson Speaks Out After Having His Case Dismissed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1MXIgm5t3s

Tom
Tom
April 27, 2024 4:37 am
Tom
Tom
April 27, 2024 4:38 am

Mark Knight classic.

Tom
Tom
April 27, 2024 4:38 am
Tom
Tom
April 27, 2024 4:39 am
Tom
Tom
April 27, 2024 4:40 am
Tom
Tom
April 27, 2024 4:41 am
Tom
Tom
April 27, 2024 4:42 am
Tom
Tom
April 27, 2024 4:43 am
Tom
Tom
April 27, 2024 4:43 am
Tom
Tom
April 27, 2024 4:44 am
Tom
Tom
April 27, 2024 4:45 am
feelthebern
feelthebern
April 27, 2024 5:09 am

The NFL draft started yesterday.
In the first round (the first 32 picks) there were three players of islander background.
All went to west coast colleges.

KevinM
KevinM
April 27, 2024 5:38 am

Couldn’t sleep so I clicked on a religious YouTube link in my news feed explaining the nature of Hell and our misconception of it.

Quoting Bible references he said we got it all wrong.
I’m somewhat relived but at the same time it made me more doubtful, dare I say suspicious?

According to him there is no reference in the Bible that we burn in hell for all eternity.

So where did all this hellfire damnation come from?

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 27, 2024 5:40 am

Joe Rogan had Bart Sibrel on again.
He’s one of these chaps that maintains that no one has ever been to the moon.
He really is a loon.
As much credibility as Louise Milligan.

KevinM
KevinM
April 27, 2024 6:07 am

What goes on in the US regarding political, judicial interference in the past and upcoming election and the persecution of Trump, would make the late Mugabe blush.

And yet no real outcry or push-back in the US, nor in the wider world about it.
Why is it so?

Zippster
Zippster
April 27, 2024 6:09 am

How I Was Wrong About a Post-Religion World | Peter Boghossian

Zippster
Zippster
April 27, 2024 6:32 am

Reporter: “What’s your message to Joe Biden?”

Union Worker: “Fuck You.”

LB2
LB2
April 27, 2024 6:43 am
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 27, 2024 7:13 am

So where did all this hellfire damnation come from?

There’re several verses, like Matthew 9:43, Jude 7 and Luke 16:24. I can think of some others as well but I’m still on first coffee, so I won’t go find them. It’d be surprising if a Christian podcaster didn’t know these.

Beertruk
Beertruk
April 27, 2024 7:15 am

Zulu,
I am reading a book you may be interested in called ‘Spitfire’ by John Nichol. It is a collection of accounts and interviews of personnel who flew and maintained the aircraft but in chronological order throughout the war.
Bloody interesting.

Linky:

https://www.simonandschuster.com.au/books/Spitfire/John-Nichol/9781471159237

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 27, 2024 7:48 am

A great summary of the week in e-safety in Oz from Lauren Southern.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjdwRK5NfWI

To be an elected official, you need to master the art of gas-lighting.

rosie
rosie
April 27, 2024 7:56 am
thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 27, 2024 7:57 am
lotocoti
lotocoti
April 27, 2024 8:04 am

Oirland’s new plantation:
It’s all the bastard Brits’ fault.

KevinM
KevinM
April 27, 2024 8:05 am

Bruce of Newcastle
April 27, 2024 7:47 am

Reply to  KevinM

Ah, it’s from these people:

Armstrongism (wiki)

Not burning eternally in hell is one of their doctrines, looks like. I don’t know how they get around the verses I mentioned, or others like Matthew 5:22 and 18:8-9.

I will look those verses you quote, and Armstrongism up, but in the mean time should I be worried?

Don’t think I’m a bad person deserving all the flames but you never know the fine print of the rules.

My query really was, though not clearly expressed, how can we trust the various interpretations of the Bible?
Who is right?

Bespoke
Bespoke
April 27, 2024 8:17 am

Bruce of Newcastle
 April 26, 2024 6:12 pm

That stampeding sound you hear is people fleeing f the proposal is successful, homeowners will be forced to replace appliances like stove tops, heating and cooling with more sustainable alternatives that often cost more upfront

And how would this be enforced? Registration and home inspections?

The make the soviets look libertarian.

calli
calli
April 27, 2024 8:18 am

Love the painting! It’s marvellously meme-worthy – they manage to look dramatic just loafing around.

rosie
rosie
April 27, 2024 8:24 am

“My query really was, though not clearly expressed, how can we trust the various interpretations of the Bible?
Who is right?”
How about the church founded by Christ himself, the one that compiled the bible and operates under the guidance of the Holy Spirit?
I met a disillusioned former member of the WCG once (which isn’t even trinitarian).
Armstrong claimed to be a prophet, just like Mohamed and John Smith.
In other words yet another founder of an heretical cult.
Pick me!
Pick me!

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 27, 2024 8:25 am

Anzac spirit meets extremism surge: a moral crossroads
By clare rowe

  • SkyNews.com.au Contributor and Education Commentator
  • 12:00AM April 27, 2024
  • 7 Comments

This past week has presented Australia with a profound juxtaposition: the heartening sight of a record number of children turning out to commemorate Anzac Day, a poignant symbol of unity and patriotism, against the sombre backdrop of the arrest of seven youths allegedly engaged in extremist activities.
Anzac Day has evolved to become more than a commemoration and remembrance of the service of our armed forces. It is quickly becoming a day that galvanises our national identity and gives much-wanted permission to all Australians to be unashamedly patriotic. The involvement of children in such numbers this year is particularly significant – it symbolises the transmission of these values to the next generation.
The arrest of seven teenagers, suspected of plotting acts of terror illustrates the dark path individuals can take when alienated and misled by destructive ideologies.
The country finds itself at a daunting moral crossroads. We are compelled to confront a disturbing phenomenon: the radicalisation of youth in our own backyard. It is an issue that threatens not just our safety but the foundational values of our society.

The juxtaposition of these two events within the same week throws into sharp relief the work that remains to be done. While Anzac Day reflects the values we aspire to, the Sydney arrests highlight the vulnerabilities and dangers we must still address. Both events involve our youth, and both significantly impact our national psyche, yet represent diametrically opposed visions of our future.
The police operations that unfolded this week in Sydney are uncomfortable and shocking but must be acknowledged for what they are. That pockets of teenagers, born in this great nation, have somehow found themselves in a position where they deem that the best path forward is to turn against their fellow Aussies. Combating the allure of extremist ideologies to some young individuals isn’t just a matter of law enforcement; it’s a psychological battle against narratives that exploit vulnerabilities.

The pathway to radicalisation often begins at an age where identity and belonging are paramount concerns. Adolescents are at a stage in life characterised by questioning and, sometimes, rebellion against societal norms. When these natural tendencies meet a sense of alienation or disenfranchisement, the stage is set for radical ideologies to take root.
Extremist groups, with a cunning understanding of psychology, target these individuals through social media platforms, discussion forums and other online channels. They present a narrative that resonates deeply with personal grievances, often portraying themselves as the only solution to the injustices these young people perceive they are facing.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 27, 2024 8:31 am

Frolics St Louis is another Demonrat hellhole. Recall its in the top 5 black on black shooters paradise.

calli
calli
April 27, 2024 8:34 am

I sometimes speculate what hell would be like. Endless actual fire, or endless disappointment and frustration that burns like fire. Or simply notable by the absence of the Creator and all evidence of Him in every direction.

It’s doubtful that God rewards satan and his horde with endless souls to torment. Their reward will likely be each other.

Suffice it to say I don’t want to be there and by the grace of God, I won’t.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 27, 2024 8:39 am

Hell would be a never ending flight, stuck in the middle seat in economy, between two larger people who eat bags of chips with their mouths open the entire time.

calli
calli
April 27, 2024 8:42 am

St Louis. 2020. The McCloskeys vs. the BLM mob.

They were punished, of course. Fined, weapons confiscated and “destroyed”. Suuuure.

Later pardoned by the governor. All they were doing was protecting their home (and quite possibly, themselves) from gee-ed up supporters of that corpse in the White House.

Zippster
Zippster
April 27, 2024 8:42 am

American Authoritarianism | Dave Rubin
John Anderson

Last edited 1 month ago by Zippster
Tom
Tom
April 27, 2024 8:43 am

To be an elected official, you need to master the art of gas-lighting.

Better still, you’re an unelected official — and a defector from Silicon Valley with a grudge against Elon Musk’s Twitter/X — given as much power as any legislator to censor the internet by a loony left prime minister determined to wreck the notionally conservative government he led after knifing the elected PM in a party-room coup.
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GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 27, 2024 8:48 am

ZK2A those pockets of teenagers are not Aussies turning against fellow Aussies. They are 7th C ideology masquerading as a religion and would be banned as a terrorist organisation if formed today. ISIS, AL QAEDA, TALIBAN, HAMAS, HEZBOLLAH are the same as the beginnings of the Muzzie cult. Had they not had oil they’d be confined to their own country. Neutron bomb the lot of them if the can’t behave. Rabid dogs are put down for a lot less.

feelthebern
feelthebern
April 27, 2024 8:51 am

A week old article that I only read this morning.

https://michaelwest.com.au/dan-duggan-extradition-proceedings-make-australia-a-us-lapdog/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=2024-04-25&utm_campaign=Michael+West+Media+Weekly+Update

Regardless of your views of Dan Duggan, this is what the federal government did to him & his family.

And let’s not forget his family. Partner Saffrine and their six children, aged 7 to 20, have had their lives torn apart by the US charges; their seven-bedroom home near Kiama, NSW, was later seized by Federal Police under a US restraining order which deprived the Duggans of the means to pay for their legal defence.

If these cases are so strong, why does the state starve the defendant of assets that can pay for their defence?
Before they have even stood trial.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 27, 2024 8:51 am

Kevin – The short answer is to read the Bible and decide what it means yourself.

I like the New International Version best since it is easier to read in today’s English vernacular. My one is a study edition with a lot of cross references and a short concordance in the back – which is why I could get those verses, I just looked up fire and Hell and there they were listed.

A good on line resource is Bible Gateway, which has lots of different Bible translations so you can compare them. Here for example is Matthew 18:8-9 in the NIV. That is Jesus’s own teaching, so it’s pretty clear. If you want to look up many other translations just choose the one you want from the drop down box.

In all cases there’s the challenge of translating from Greek and Hebrew into other languages, so it pays to cross check. The NIV uses an approach called dynamic equivalents to render the narrative and concepts in our language, whereas the old King James Version is pretty clunky since it is more of a one-to-one translation.

I’ve mentioned a thing called Strong’s Concordance in the past, that is a tool which links a Bible translation directly to the Greek and Hebrew words of the original manuscripts. Here’s KJV version of Strong’s for Matthew 18:8-9. The green numbers are links to the original Greek or Hebrew word with its various possible meanings. (The site is pretty slow so be patient, and make sure you open any links in new tabs so you aren’t waiting around a lot. It used to be a lot faster, I don’t know why it no longer is.)

Oops, ‘way too much. I didn’t want to get so heavy since it’s Saturday morning, sorry.

calli
calli
April 27, 2024 8:54 am

I love it that Craig Kelly’s “winner” didn’t even need to be photoshopped.

shatterzzz
April 27, 2024 8:58 am

The arrest of seven teenagers, suspected of plotting acts of terror illustrates the dark path individuals can take when alienated and misled by destructive ideologies.

Given the pick & choose efforts of Oz media I thinx that if it weren’t for the attack on the bishop and the subsequent media outburst the arrests of these 7 would have gone unheralded by the media .. In fact, I’d be confident to say they, probably, would never have occurred if it weren’t for the attack ..
These dayz Oz gummint & media follow a “if it scores pub test points” agenda deciding if “something” getz emblazoned or not …!
“Joe Public”needing to know isn’t alwayz a ratings winner .. duuuuuh .. Both Ukraine & Gaza have gone a bit stale .. cos far too many folk not following the media inspired “we luvs Gaza” & “we hatez Russia” preferred outlookz.. sooooo we needz a change …….!

calli
calli
April 27, 2024 8:59 am

And that’s it from me. The garden beckons and those weeds won’t despatch themselves. Back at elevenses. Or second breakfast.

Figures
Figures
April 27, 2024 9:02 am

Anybody have any thoughts on apparent collapse of the Japanese yen?

They could shore up their currency either by raising interest rates (which would presumably see their government finances and banks collapse) or mass sell US treasuries.

Or just let it devalue but Japanese pensioners might get irked if they can’t afford to eat.

Either way, it would presumably be ostensibly bad for commodity prices unless and until central bankers the world over “saved the day” by printing gajillions of dollars.

JC? Dot?

Makka
Makka
April 27, 2024 9:08 am

The pathway to radicalisation often begins at an age where identity and belonging are paramount concerns.

The pathway is the religion, luv. And it begins in the home.

?No need to dance around it. Islam is incompatible with any other religion, ideology or culture. Let them in at your peril.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
April 27, 2024 9:10 am

Courier Mail via Townsville Bulletin has a very detailed article about newly elected Townsville Mayor and his previous claims about having been in SAS. Was not wearing a single medal of his own on ANZAC Day and says he does not even know his army number.
He is Mayor in a garrison town and the media is onto him.
Resignation soon ?

Indolent
Indolent
April 27, 2024 9:12 am

Dr. John Campbell

Official denial

Indolent
Indolent
April 27, 2024 9:14 am

Dan Bongino
@dbongino

What’s happening in our country is a full-blown revolution.

Liberals have always hated our Constitution, and the limits it puts on their tyrannical plans, but their fear of Trump and his voters has amped up their sociopathic behavior.

Nothing is safe. All of your Rights are at risk. Liberals are all-in on censorship, genocide, infanticide and worse. They’re openly trying to steal another election by charging and jailing political opponents Kim Jong Un style. And they don’t care what you think.

KevinM
KevinM
April 27, 2024 9:16 am

Bruce of Newcastle
April 27, 2024 8:51 am

Kevin – The short answer is to read the Bible and decide what it means yourself.

Thank you I will read it.
Funny thing is, if I can call it that, I lately get even links to Israeli Bible groups.

Have no idea why, not religious in the least and never visited sites like that.

If I were superstitious I’d say it’s a warning.

I keep my mind open but, mainly because I can’t explain a lot of things and it’s a lazy way, definitely not atheist but questioning.

Indolent
Indolent
April 27, 2024 9:18 am
H B Bear
H B Bear
April 27, 2024 9:18 am

It’s in the ‘toons. Miles is the new Zac Kirkup.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 27, 2024 9:23 am

Armstrongism

Is that when your profit runs his religion on the windows 96 oracle?
And hell is being bummed in prison after fraud convictions?

Makka
Makka
April 27, 2024 9:26 am

US: $1.7 trillion in interest spending next April.

?

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Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 27, 2024 9:30 am

he does not even know his army number

The Courier-Mail:

Mr Thompson later told the Townsville Bulletin he simply couldn’t recall his service number.

“The only reason I don’t know my number is it’s written on a book, it’s back in 1994 or ‘95 (when he says he left the army) and I actually don’t remember my number so it’s written on a book at my house with my ex-wife. That’s it.”

Mount Everest on the scale of horseshit.

Crossie
Crossie
April 27, 2024 9:33 am

American businesses, and australian ones for that matter, would do well not to employ the pro-Palestinian protesters once they graduate. These students are chanting for the death of Israel as well as their own country. They also know that what they are doing is wrong which is why they are hiding behinds masks and their Palestinian scarves.

Businesses that employ them can expect no loyalty from them as they have proven that they don’t have any to their own country or people so they are not likely to have any towards their employers’ companies.

By the way, the protesters who are not hiding their faces expect to be employed in the public service or the education sector where bad behaviour and disloyalty is encouraged.

Indolent
Indolent
April 27, 2024 9:35 am
JC
JC
April 27, 2024 9:38 am

Figures

Anybody have any thoughts on apparent collapse of the Japanese yen?

A couple of years ago you could draw a circle around 106 to the greenback and go to sleep.

Look, there’s not much to worry about at the moment as their bond market is reasonably well behaved. If you see yields tearing up and the currency falling alongside then worry.

It’s hard to make head or tail of Japan as it’s really a strange place. With QE for the past 20 odd years means that the Bank of Japan owes around half the governments debt, which is around 260% of GDP. So the finance ministry owes the BOJ. One side of the government owes the other. That’s almost like that debt is canceled or neutralised.

Bespoke
Bespoke
April 27, 2024 9:44 am
Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 27, 2024 9:51 am

It’s hard to make head or tail of Japan as it’s really a strange place. With QE for the past 20 odd years means that the Bank of Japan owes around half the governments debt, which is around 260% of GDP. So the finance ministry owes the BOJ. One side of the government owes the other. That’s almost like that debt is canceled or neutralised.

The saving grace for Japan is that the Japanese people have real savings which also helps neutralise the Guv’ment/BOJ debt.

My opinion only and not M. Armstrong. LOL.

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Crossie
Crossie
April 27, 2024 9:56 am

The police operations that unfolded this week in Sydney are uncomfortable and shocking but must be acknowledged for what they are. That pockets of teenagers, born in this great nation, have somehow found themselves in a position where they deem that the best path forward is to turn against their fellow Aussies.

The teenagers being radicalised is not an accident, it is a deliberate strategy. By letting their kids do their dirty work the Muslim adults can deny any responsibility, insisting that they are good citizens and that their kids were radicalised online from overseas.

As only the perpetrators can be arrested, meaning the teenagers, their parents and church leaders get away scot free to continue with their work with other kids. In that way there are no interruptions to their employment or businesses. Usually there are no financial consequences as the accused teenagers get free Legal Aid.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 27, 2024 9:57 am

Knuckle Dragger
April 27, 2024 12:35 am

This thread dedicated to Peaky Blinders hats and sixty-year-old jokes presented as new.

I can beat that as I know of a 61 year old joke –

Anthony Albosleazy, the alleged PM of Australia who is trying to stop free speech.

“Cheaper electrickery”…………………..

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 27, 2024 10:04 am

Makka
April 27, 2024 9:08 am

The pathway to radicalisation often begins at an age where identity and belonging are paramount concerns.

The pathway is the religion, luv. And it begins in the home.
No need to dance around it. Islam is incompatible with any other religion, ideology or culture. Let them in at your peril.

As I will keep on saying. the Chinese and the Indians will not tolerate the “Rag Heads”. And nor will Israel.

End of story.

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Rabz
April 27, 2024 10:07 am

What’s with the Goose Morristeen mental ‘elf revelations?

Just FOAD, you fat useless clown.

Muddy
Muddy
April 27, 2024 10:09 am

From Zulu’s 8:25 a.m. post:

… a disturbing phenomenon: the radicalisation of youth in our own backyard. [My bolding].

This radicalisation bollocks needs to be jumped on, quick-smart. As I’ve written – here – just recently, the concept of ‘radicalisation’ is a get-out-of-jail-free card for the anointed offender-turned-victim group.

‘Radicalisation’ presumes a a baseline of harmony, unicorns, and rainbows. The offender-framed-as-victim is metaphorically dragged kicking and screaming (i.e. against their will) from this baseline of normality by amorphous and malevolent ‘powers’ that they cannot overcome, despite copious attempts to remain faithful to their natural, harmonious, compassionate, nature.

We might note, however, that ‘radicalisation’ is applied selectively. Should there be a violent event which can legitimately be linked to conservatism, the individual/s will NOT be said to have been radicalised, because the prevailing view is that conservatism begins from a point of disharmony, dissent, and division.

‘Radicalisation’ is already somewhat established, supported by academia which benefits from taxpayers’ hard-earned by posing as problem-solvers, and, of course, the media malice.

Indolent
Indolent
April 27, 2024 10:14 am
JC
JC
April 27, 2024 10:18 am

the Bank of Japan owes around half the governments debt

should read

the Bank of Japan owns around half the governments debt

Makka
Makka
April 27, 2024 10:25 am

ALPBC on the moslem teen arrests;

Teen facing terror-related charges as part of Wakeley church stabbing investigation was already on conditional bail for gun possession charges

And yet;

Magistrate Paul Mulroney described the footage as depicting “the worst behaviour of humanity”.

“He has material that is clearly violent, extremist material, material that is distressing, that is reprehensible,” he said.

The magistrate approved the 14-year-old’s application for bail with strict conditions, citing his youth, the lack of evidence suggesting the videos were distributed, and the support of his family.

FMD.

cohenite
April 27, 2024 10:32 am

Pick of Tom’s toons:

payn_c20480120240425120058-800×0.jpg (800×527) (townhall.com)

And it looks as though Trump is in Garrison’s bad books:

Trump_Johnson_Ukraine-768×574.jpg (768×574) (grrrgraphics.com)

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 27, 2024 10:34 am

US: $1.7 trillion in interest spending next April.

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A single chart that neatly summarises the decline of the US. With debt servicing costs now driving the US deficit, there is no marked path back.

Beyond extraordinary that the Biden Administration has put so much effort into doing Xi’s work.

Chris
Chris
April 27, 2024 10:34 am

Morning all!
I am delighted to report that I am employed again, FIFO again. PHEW!
Let it be a lesson not to hire on at mines that repeatedly close on care and maintenance when they are losing money anyway, and then the metal price heads toward absolute zero.

cohenite
April 27, 2024 10:35 am

Bespoke
 April 27, 2024 9:44 am

I see nothing wrong with shooting an untrainable dog.

I draw the line at shooting an untrainable wife.

cohenite
April 27, 2024 10:38 am

Examples of leftie and muzzie crap from the Frontpage:

FrontPage Magazine | Inside Every Progressive Is A Totalitarian Screaming To Get Out

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 27, 2024 10:39 am

Elon is getting more red-pilled with every day..

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1783738055549239562

cohenite
April 27, 2024 10:46 am

Demorats have been making much of alleged falling crime rates in the US when the evidence crime is getting worse is right before their eyes. Dr Lott shows why the official crime rates are falling: the new FBI measure is corrupt and as a result citizens are not reporting crime even serious crimes:

Crime Prevention Research Center (crimeresearch.org)

JC
JC
April 27, 2024 10:48 am

This is about preventing China’s rise and stopping the dollar’s demise (which was caused, not by China, but by endless money printing and USD weaponization).

The dollar’s demise? The quality of drugs this dude is doing is really good.

If China opened its capital account the move out would fill the Mariana Trench.

Last edited 1 month ago by JC
Top Ender
Top Ender
April 27, 2024 11:13 am

…newly elected Townsville Mayor and his previous claims about having been in SAS

Pity in many ways the Australian and New Zealand Military Imposters website group closed down.

Roger
Roger
April 27, 2024 11:14 am

Sky News education commentator Clare Rowe needs to bone up on Islam and its history with the West.

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 27, 2024 11:19 am

Strange, the Townsville City Council mayor’s page doesn’t mention his time in the Army:

https://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/about-council/mayor-and-councillors/councillor-profiles/cr-troy-thompson

Zippster
Zippster
April 27, 2024 11:31 am

U.S. Nuclear Bomb: Over 10 Trillion CCP Assets Investigated by Blinken |China Insights with Sean Lin

On April 10, 2024, Bill Gertz, a veteran media personality with close ties to the U.S. military, published a bombshell report in The Washington Times revealing that U.S. intelligence agencies were preparing a report that centered on the massive corruption and hidden wealth of the top leaders of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), including its leader Xi Jinping.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 27, 2024 11:39 am

Here is a tidbit of information that does not really inform of much significance:

Doubtless people are familiar with the symbol for the yen (¥), which in Japanese is actually pronounced ‘en’. (The ‘ye’ syllable is obsolete in modern Japanese.) So ¥2,000 is pronounced “ni-sen-en”. Needless to say the ¥ is based on a Roman character with two parallel lines superimposed making it a currency symbol – in the same way as an S twice impaled becomes (an older style) dollar symbol, and a ‘C’ with two horizontal lines – making a stylised ‘E’ – is the symbol for the euro.

BUT, there is another, older, conventional symbol, pronounced ‘en’. ?. It is also pronounced ‘maru’ in which case it is understood as denoting ‘circle’. When used to represent money it appears at the end. ¥2,000 would be rendered 2,000?.

What is the significance of this?

In the aftermath of WW2 the yen was worthless, so it was pegged to the USD.

What was the exchange rate set, for this currency for which the symbol was a circle? How many ‘en’ to the dollar?

360.

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Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
April 27, 2024 11:39 am

Strange, the Townsville City Council mayor’s page doesn’t mention his time in the Army:

Apparently a ‘colourful identity’ in the finest Queensland tradition, much given to chemtrail theory and similar interests – plus disendorsed by PHON for disclosure irregularities, which is always a good forward indicator of high levels of florid.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 27, 2024 11:45 am

Fascists gotta fascist.

‘Most significant advance’: Attorney General announces national firearms registry (Sky News, 27 Aug)

The Albanese government has announced a $161.3 million national firearms registry in partnership with all state governments. Attorney General Mark Dreyfus fronted the media on Saturday morning to announce the development.

“The national firearms register is the most significant advance in Australia’s gun safety regimes since the 1996 national firearms agreement,” Mr Dreyfus told media.

We see what you are up to. The Nazis banned private firearm ownership too.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 27, 2024 11:51 am

The Aardvark of Beaconsfield announces that he likes aardvarks.

NDIS ‘no longer viewed just as charity’: Bill Shorten (Sky News, 26 Apr)

NDIS Minister Bill Shorten has backed the National Disability Insurance Scheme, saying the “benefit to the economy is profound”.

How amazing that the Minister for the NDIS thinks the NDIS is amazing and wonderful. It’s almost unthinkable that he would think this way.

shatterzzz
April 27, 2024 11:56 am

NDIS Minister Bill Shorten has backed the National Disability Insurance Scheme, saying the “benefit to the economy is profound”.

I suppose his idea of “benefit to the economy” is it employs so many of the country shoppers by keeping them off the dole …. never mind the, bottomless, drain on the public purse the scheme costs …….!

Roger
Roger
April 27, 2024 11:56 am

Surley it can’t be long before we hear the NDIS has saved us from recession.

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Eyrie
Eyrie
April 27, 2024 11:58 am

“This national firearms register will help ensure that police know guns are in the community, where they are and who owns them.”

They already know this. FMD. The Feds can always ask the local Plod.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 27, 2024 12:00 pm

Bugger.

WordPress renders kanji as question marks.

Punks.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 27, 2024 12:00 pm

From your religious point of view of hell I think you are being too generous in your outlook. Surely the ones you think are going to hell would be heaven for them. Going by your vision of heaven is more likely to be hell for them.

shatterzzz
April 27, 2024 12:01 pm

a report that centered on the massive corruption and hidden wealth of the top leaders of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), including its leader Xi Jinping.

So, basically, we are being told that Chinese “politicians” are no different to their western counterparts ………. rivetting stuff! .. LOL!

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H B Bear
H B Bear
April 27, 2024 12:06 pm

The future. ALPBC radio reporting a motorcycle crash a couple of suburbs over. 71yo motorcyclist hit by 81yo car driver. Take care out there Boomers.

Roger
Roger
April 27, 2024 12:12 pm

Everyone is a theologian.

Makka
Makka
April 27, 2024 12:12 pm

With debt servicing costs now driving the US deficit, there is no marked path back.

The US has the capability to fund it’s debts and the interest. It’s the “how” that’s getting increasing attention.

m0nty
m0nty
April 27, 2024 12:20 pm

Interesting that Kristi Noem thinks killing a puppy for the crime of being “untrainable” (usually code for the owner being incompetent) is an anecdote that will endear her to Republican voters.

Kristi Noem @KristiNoem

We love animals, but tough decisions like this happen all the time on a farm. Sadly, we just had to put down 3 horses a few weeks ago that had been in our family for 25 years.

If you want more real, honest, and politically INcorrect stories that’ll have the media gasping, preorder “No Going Back”: t.co/TDCUjjMhJZ

She links to a Guardian piece detailing her relating the story in her book of putting down not just a puppy, but a goat as well.

“I hated that dog,” Noem writes, adding that Cricket had proved herself “untrainable”, “dangerous to anyone she came in contact with” and “less than worthless … as a hunting dog”.

“At that moment,” Noem says, “I realised I had to put her down.”

Noem, who also represented her state in Congress for eight years, got her gun, then led Cricket to a gravel pit.

“It was not a pleasant job,” she writes, “but it had to be done. And after it was over, I realised another unpleasant job needed to be done.”

Incredibly, Noem’s tale of slaughter is not finished.

[…]

Noem decided to kill the unnamed goat the same way she had just killed Cricket the dog. But though she “dragged him to a gravel pit”, the goat jumped as she shot and therefore survived the wound. Noem says she went back to her truck, retrieved another shell, then “hurried back to the gravel pit and put him down”.

At that point, Noem writes, she realised a construction crew had watched her kill both animals. The startled workers swiftly got back to work, she writes, only for a school bus to arrive and drop off Noem’s children.

“Kennedy looked around confused,” Noem writes of her daughter, who asked: “Hey, where’s Cricket?”

Why would she even tell that dreadful story in a book?

Because she’s openly angling for the veep slot on the GOP ticket, and she’s telling Republicans – especially Trump – that she’s just the right sort of cold-blooded killer they need to help institute their planned fascism.

calli
calli
April 27, 2024 12:28 pm

Ha! We’ve had our first “bites the heads off kittens” story for 2024!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 27, 2024 12:31 pm

calli
 April 27, 2024 8:34 am

I sometimes speculate what hell would be like. 

Wodney jokes over the PA 24/7.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 27, 2024 12:32 pm

Milko round early this weekend?

Roger
Roger
April 27, 2024 12:35 pm

In a piece on the Albanese government’s dim electoral prospects, the Saturday Paper reports a “Labor insider’s” view that “the Coalition’s weak economics team” is helping Labor avoid the polling its economic performance deserves.

That would be Angus Taylor, Luke Howarth & James McGrath.

The ball is in your court, Peter Dutton.

(Btw, did I see Dutton walking back on the censorship dispute with Musk?

Could it be he’s been given a clear message from the party’s grassroots?

Why do Liberal leaders, federal & state, exhibit such poor political instincts?)

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Makka
Makka
April 27, 2024 12:35 pm

she’s telling Republicans – especially Trump – that she’s just the right sort of cold-blooded killer they need to help institute their planned fascism.

GOP/Trump Fascism- your talking point for today, m0ron? Kind of exposes your fear, of the truth.

The left everywhere are censoring public discussion and knowledge through their lackey’s in the MSM, courts and Big Tech media (except X).They are pushing their deviant inspired agenda through the media, literature and state education to young children.

Exposing the perverts of the left is the new “Fascism” it seems. No wonder you are sh*tting yourself, m0ron.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 27, 2024 12:38 pm

Surley it can’t be long before we hear the NDIS has saved us from recession.

I am pretty sure that I have already heard tales of the NDIS fetching frightened kittens down out of trees to the great relief of teary eyed little girls, pulling thorns from the paws of angry lions, and snorkelling in water hazards at golf courses to retrieve discarded golf balls and using the money raised to feed orphans and puppies.

MatrixTransform
April 27, 2024 12:48 pm

… and she’s telling Republicans – especially Trump – that she’s just the right sort of cold-blooded killer they need to help institute their planned fascism

that’s pretty retarded even by your standards mUnty

love the narrative you tossers generate for yourselves

heroes saving the future from imminent fascism

… one idiotic comment at a time

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Zippster
Zippster
April 27, 2024 12:55 pm

An Arab terrorist (Israeli citizen) stabbed an 18-year-old Israeli woman. She was seriously wounded.

The terrorist was eliminated by an armed civilian. The police are searching for possible accomplices of the terrorist.

JC
JC
April 27, 2024 12:57 pm

It will happen at some stage, just as we watch the US’s military inevitable decline. In some respects, the former is tied to the latter. Whistling dixie as you walk by the graveyard won’t change that.

Yeah, every reserve currency falls eventually, but making a prediction to the timing is a drug induced illusion.

The Euro should’ve been a great contender to compete with the dollar. The Europeans even tried to make it easier for drug dealers and money launderers by introducing the Eur 500 note, but it didn’t happen. While the Euro is the overwhelmin currency within the EU, it never created a lightening storm of interest outside.

As the the military, yeah Iran is going to dominate the world. 🙂

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 27, 2024 1:15 pm

chris kenny Sydney University pro-Palestine camp shows topsy-turvy world of warriors for radical chic

Like children with matches in a summer bushland tinderbox, the pro-Palestinian protesters at our universities seem to have no idea about the lethal forces that are their playthings. Islamist extremism, anti-Semitism, Arab grievance, Jewish defiance, great power politics and social cohesion in Western liberal democracies like our own are all in the mix.
These are tensions not easily grasped or resolved by undergraduates looking for the revolutionary cause of their era. When they bandy around terms like “Israeli genocide” and “apartheid state” or talk about a colonial power usurping the rights of an Indigenous people you know that facts, history and context have no place in their considerations.
Politicians of the left in the US, Britain and here do little to chastise or correct them because they are in the ugly electoral game of courting the ever-growing Muslim vote, holding off ever more radical leftist rivals, and appealing to the young and impressionable. National values and interests play second fiddle to the spineless mathematics of political power.

At Columbia University in New York City, which has led the way in what has become a global campus campaign, Jewish students this month were advised to stay away from classes, and now the whole university has switched to a remote learning model. Even one pro-Palestinian protester, Linnia Norton, seemed shocked at the hatred they had unleashed, telling a reporter; “There were people outside of campus one time with signs that said, ‘Death to all Jews’ – that is awful and nobody should be having to experience that on their campus.”
The Students for Palestine protesters at the University of Sydney are unashamedly derivative, posting on Instagram that they have been “greatly inspired” by the movement at Columbia. They have chanted “Intifada, intifada”, cheering on Palestinian armed uprisings that have visited terrorism on Israel repeatedly since the 1980s, taking thousands of innocent lives.
Whatever your view of Palestinian aspirations and the Israeli government, no rational approach to this issue should ignore the human reality. It seems incomprehensible that these privileged students could see the Hamas atrocities of October 7 last year and the horrible war they were designed to trigger and use those events not to condemn and campaign against Hamas but to advocate the terror group’s agenda.

On Anzac Day, after bathing in the warm and reassuring camaraderie of the dawn service at Bondi, I went to the Sydney University students’ “occupation” site to see for myself. From a distance, the whole thing looked like topsy-turvy world to me. These are students who promote and enjoy sexual liberation, gender equality, embracing of gays, bisexuals and transgender people, imbibing of alcohol, and no doubt free expression, democracy and individual rights; how could they offer comfort to the Islamist extremist terror group Hamas, which would readily throw them off a rooftop on any of those counts?

shatterzzz
April 27, 2024 1:18 pm

Not mine .. lifted from another blog but worth a wider audience ..!

Katy Gallagher (Australian Finance Minister) unveils the new budget.
Due to the current financial situation caused by the slowdown in the economy, the Government has decided to implement a scheme to put workers of 50 years of age and above on early, mandatory retirement, thus creating jobs and reducing unemployment.
This scheme will be known as RAPE (Retire Aged People Early).
Persons selected to be RAPED can apply to the Government to be considered for the SHAFT program (Special Help After Forced Termination).
Persons who have been RAPED and SHAFTED will be reviewed under the SCREW program (System Covering Retired-Early Workers).
A person may be RAPED once, SHAFTED twice and SCREWED as many times as the Government deems appropriate.
Persons who have been RAPED could get AIDS (Additional Income for Dependents & Spouse) or HERPES (Half Earnings for Retired Personnel Early Severance).
Obviously persons who have AIDS or HERPES will not be SHAFTED or SCREWED any further by the Government.
Persons who are not RAPED and are staying on will receive as much SHIT (Special High Intensity Training) as possible. The Government has always prided themselves on the amount of SHIT they give our citizens.
Should you feel that you do not receive enough SHIT, please bring this to the attention of your Local MP who has been trained to give you all the SHIT you can handle.
Sincerely,
The Committee for Economic Value of Individual Lives (E.V.I.L.)
PS – Due to recent budget cuts and the rising cost of electricity, gas and oil, as well as current market conditions, The Light at the End of the Tunnel has been turned off.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 27, 2024 1:21 pm
bons
bons
April 27, 2024 1:23 pm

Who is advising Tony Dutton ?

Makka
Makka
April 27, 2024 1:25 pm

WSJ;

Putin Didn’t Directly Order Alexei Navalny’s

February Death, U.S. Spy Agencies Find

The finding, which doesn’t absolve the Russian leader of ultimate responsibility, deepens the mystery surrounding the dissident’s death at an Arctic gulag

https://www.wsj.com/world/russia/alexei-navalny-death-us-intelligence-71bc95b0?st=858nl0ij62s2i8u&reflink=article_copyURL_share

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 27, 2024 1:29 pm

that she’s just the right sort of cold-blooded killer they need to help institute their planned fascism.

Montys mangina has grit in it today.

Ive put down animals before, its not pleasant, but somehow Ive avoided calling for the destruction of Isreal/Jews and hounding them from Universities and public spaces.
Something “your lot” appears to revel in.

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/subscribe/news/1/?sourceCode=TAWEB_WRE170_a_GGL&dest=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theaustralian.com.au%2Fnation%2F1%2Fnews-story%2Fd6fd3d4f1c555a3fc1a723f84a4ecf19&memtype=anonymous&mode=premium&v21=HIGH-Segment-2-SCORE&V21spcbehaviour=appendend

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 27, 2024 1:36 pm

Roger the Bible is made up of different peoples views of the same event. Which one is right. Especially as most of it is not contemporaneous which leads to more wriggle room as to what it may mean. It matters not to me what it means but if it did it would be too muddled to understand. I have no intention of ever reading it either.

johnjjj
johnjjj
April 27, 2024 1:41 pm

Zippster
April 27, 2024 12:55 pm
An Arab terrorist (Israeli citizen) stabbed an 18-year-old Israeli woman.

The head of the Amishab neighborhood in Ramle said in response to the attack, “The ridiculous attempt to diagnose a terrorist who ran with a knife in the center of the city as “mentally ill” is stupid and dangerous, and the residents of the city do not buy these stupid calming sirens.” Jerusalem Post

We do!

rosie
rosie
April 27, 2024 1:43 pm

The dog story suggests Cricket was a dangerous one, don’t see why that is a terrible thing.
I know someone who had to put down dog that became an aggressive sheep killer.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 27, 2024 1:47 pm

Dover what is heaven for some is hell for others and visca versa. Was it not clear. You believe you’re going to be judged, I do not.

Roger
Roger
April 27, 2024 1:54 pm

Everyone is a theologian.

Even those who haven’t read the Bible.

JC
JC
April 27, 2024 1:56 pm

He didn’t make a prediction as to timing.

Sure he did.

What makes a contender?

I suspect it will be the place with the biggest guns combined with the likelihood of a 95% chance the money you invest is not going to be confiscated. The reason why I think the biggest gun plays an important role is that gold was basically displaced by the dollar.

JC
JC
April 27, 2024 2:02 pm

Trans, stay out of these discussions and stick to cooking, you Master Chef. Also, stop plastering CL’s blog with stupid comments about Hegel and other philosophers as it’s cringeworthy. You God Oracle chess master.

Zippster
Zippster
April 27, 2024 2:07 pm
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 27, 2024 2:09 pm

Housing MarketBusinessProperty

Madalyn Manor: Perth inventor Mataki Lim proposes huge $200 million, 26-room mansion for Perth hills
Sean SmithThe West Australian
Sat, 27 April 2024 2:00AM

Comments

The Perth inventor behind a “revolutionary” building technology is purportedly planning to build WA’s most expensive home in Chittering for $200 million.
The luxury 40,000sqm mansion would be one of the biggest residences in the world, with 26 rooms over four floors, a helipad, an underground garage, four specialised kitchens for different cuisines, a four-storey wine cellar, rooftop pools and multiple sports courts.
Madalyn Manor is the brainchild of Mataki Lim, the inventor of Canning Vale company NXT TEC’s precast building technology. This technology claims to deliver building projects significantly quicker than conventional construction methods.

JC
JC
April 27, 2024 2:16 pm

Dover, he talked about money printing and the demise of the dollar. He’s talking in the present context. Ironically, he doesn’t realize we’re currently experiencing a quantitative tightening as the Fed is reversing the QE.

Zippster
Zippster
April 27, 2024 2:21 pm

The Corruption of Stakeholder Capitalism

great history of how we got here with neo-marxist ESG and distributive agenda

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 27, 2024 2:22 pm

That would be Angus Taylor, Luke Howarth & James McGrath.
The ball is in your court, Peter Dutton.

Taylor’s comments about immigration makes me think he’s just another bloodless economist

(Btw, did I see Dutton walking back on the censorship dispute with Musk?
Could it be he’s been given a clear message from the party’s grassroots?

That’s great news. The election is Dutton’s to lose. The meja has already started running distraction squirrels for the anal administration of course.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
April 27, 2024 2:35 pm

GreyRanga

 April 27, 2024 8:48 am

ZK2A those pockets of teenagers are not Aussies turning against fellow Aussies. They are 7th C ideology masquerading as a religion and would be banned as a terrorist organisation if formed today.

Again:
What is the difference between a Religion and a Cult?
Is the answer to the question too hard for us to ponder?
Or is the answer going to force us to confront an ugly truth that Christianity is a Religion and Islam is a Cult?
And that means we have to actually act against it?

Roger
Roger
April 27, 2024 2:35 pm

Taylor never practiced as an economist; he was a management consultant with McKinsey.

I suppose that’s at least a real job, unlike fellow USYD Econ grads Albanese & Bowen.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
April 27, 2024 2:39 pm

Measure of a man is, you have to have make the call when your dog is an uncontrollable killer, and you also have to admit your failure, to a certain degree, otherwise no-one learns the signs.
I had to destroy a dog once, after hoping that his cagey behaviour might just disappear, but nipped my kid just below her eye. We had access to the clean and easy green dream, but didn’t make me less ashamed.
Noem- I’ve written her off when she volte-faced and curtsied to the promoters of “irreversible damage”- but it was probably wise of her to disseminate the tale, seeing as there were witnesses. It’s obviouslty a gernuine part of her upbringign and life, and voters will actually respect that, just as they respect a real estate mogul-media superstar turning over a few wives.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
April 27, 2024 2:41 pm

The whole idea of “Stakeholder Capitalism” was a gramscian putsch.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 27, 2024 2:41 pm

McKinsey eh? Just keeps getting worse.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 27, 2024 2:43 pm

I don’t think you understood Dover. The people that run amok and do whatever by my reckoning would think heaven was hell. The point is moot anyway as I won’t know and you think you will.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 27, 2024 2:44 pm

Btw, did I see Dutton walking back on the censorship dispute with Musk?

I saw Dutton on some YouTube clip a few days ago saying something along the lines of needing to keep the clip away from children.

I was fair agape and aghast. Things we think should not be shown to children should therefore not be seen by adults?

If he has modified his judgement then it would be a good thing. Pity he got it wrong in the first place though.

ScoMo would follow Albo’s lead. Trimble would have beat Albo to the punch.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 27, 2024 2:48 pm

Bob its quite easy. Christianity has been successful as a means to get along in society, much the same as other religions. Islam is subjugation, the end.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 27, 2024 2:53 pm

Btw, did I see Dutton walking back on the censorship dispute with Musk?

Dutton or Button or Drop Kick is NOT a Conservative. And he will run away from standing up for Australia. He is as weak as piss. The West needs New Leaders. And he is not one of them.

cohenite
April 27, 2024 2:53 pm

m0nty
 April 27, 2024 12:20 pm

Interesting that Kristi Noem thinks killing a puppy for the crime of being “untrainable” (usually code for the owner being incompetent) is an anecdote that will endear her to Republican voters.

One of your best dickless. The pervert in the WH with obuma’s claw up his arse is destroying the US and the West and your concern is with a dog put down humanely. And this with obuma admitting he eats the poor canines. What do you eat dickless: pond scum and thistles.

Roger
Roger
April 27, 2024 2:58 pm

We’re away from home & I happened to be in a cafe for breakfast this morning where I skimmed the Courier-Mail. Reported Dutton saying we can’t expect to police the internet. Then our order came.

We’re here – north of Brisbane – for a family 50th birthday. It’s like a preview of a dystopic future Australia. The main street is either empty office space or rented by government agencies or disability service providers and tattoo shops. CCTV cameras everywhere. And legal chambers, on account of the courthouse that dominates the main street.

The breakfast was excellent though, served by a cheerful Filipina waitress. That’s the only bright spot so far. Chinese banquet tonight.

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cohenite
April 27, 2024 2:58 pm

You believe you’re going to be judged, I do not.

So, you’re not married.

Salvatore - Iron Publican
April 27, 2024 3:01 pm

In my life I’ve had somewhere between one hundred & two hundred dogs (like most of my contemporaries, I don’t count dog numbers)

Four died of old age.
More than half died as puppies or youngsters, either smothered by their mum or run over etc. while learning to negotiate the big world.
Next most common: Being found dead on the chain.
A few were killed at work.
Some just disappear.

I couldn’t count how many I’ve put down, it’d be a half dozen at most. It’s something you really try to avoid & shy away from if you can.

However it has to be done, unpleasant & distasteful a duty as it may be.

Finding a ‘loving home’ is not practical option & ‘calling a vet’ is neither an economic or practical option.

Having to put down a horse is more common than putting down dogs. Then again, there’s always more horses than dogs, and they’re more fragile.

JC
JC
April 27, 2024 3:01 pm

So he provided no date. Saying he was talking about ‘the present context’ is meaningless since he didn’t mean today, tomorrow, next month or next year.


Of course he was talking about the present, which is why he brought up “money printing”. Recent money printing suggests he’s talking about the demise of the dollar in 50 years time?

He’s talking about a process in which alternatives develop, work in parallel and gradually undermine the hegemony of the dollar.

Oh yeah, where?

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johanna
johanna
April 27, 2024 3:03 pm

This month’s Moral Panic demanding Action (i.e. money) is women who get murdered by their husbands/lovers or exes.

TheirABC is in full flight, e.g.

Advocacy groups are demanding the government declare violence against women a national emergency after three women were allegedly killed by men known to them this week.
Yesterday, West Australian police said they believed a 30-year-old woman, whose body was found in the bedroom of home after a fire, might have been murdered
Earlier this week, two other women, 49-year-old Emma Bates in regional Victoria and 28-year-old Molly Ticehurst in regional New South Wales, were both allegedly killed by men police believe were known to them. 
The events have fuelled anger across the nation, where 25 women have died this year due to gender-based violence, according to data interpreted from Counting Dead Women.
Eleven more women have died violently in 2024 compared to this time last year. 
Today, rallies against gender-based violence are taking place in Hobart, Sydney and Adelaide, and tomorrow there will be rallies in Melbourne, Bendigo, Geelong, Coffs Harbour, Perth, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Canberra.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-27/marches-against-violence-against-women-in-australia/103775840

Don’t get me wrong, there are scrotes and sickos out there who beat up and murder women known to them, or even whom they are obsessed with despite there being no relationship. It is 100% their fault.

But as everyone who has had passing contact with such situations knows, the reality is much more complicated that what is being portrayed in many cases.

The best comment I have found on this recently is a set by politically incorrect US comedian Bill Burr.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bb3Zmj1DgE

The guy is a genius who manages to be both achingly funny and accurate at the same time, it’s called ‘No reason to hit a woman.’

Bettina Arndt should put it on her site.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 27, 2024 3:05 pm

 It’s like a preview of a dystopic future Australia. 

Staying at the Villawood hotel on Woodville Road was like that.

johanna
johanna
April 27, 2024 3:06 pm

Dover, if you are about, my last comment is in moderation, probably because of too many links which I couldn’t remove.

When you have a minute?

johanna
johanna
April 27, 2024 3:07 pm

Done – thanks. 🙂

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 27, 2024 3:08 pm

Wally Dalí April 27, 2024 2:41 pm

The whole idea of “Stakeholder Capitalism” was a gramscian putsch.

There is nothing wrong with the Market Economy or Capitalism. It gave you the way to post stuff on here. AND Freedom of Speech.

Socialism isn’t very social. Social Media is not only very social but it is Gossip. And there is NO Media,. It is rubbish.

And as for Communism: Well go to Eastern Europe and Russia. It did not work as the 5 Year Plans kept becoming another 5 Year Plan and then another 5 Year Plan and then another, then another, then another, then another………Disaster.

Central Planning does not work. Follow the Money and the Evidence. QED.

johanna
johanna
April 27, 2024 3:09 pm

Now it’s gone back into the void.

Oh, well.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 27, 2024 3:13 pm

rosie
 April 27, 2024 1:43 pm

The dog story suggests Cricket was a dangerous one, don’t see why that is a terrible thing.

Yep.
We adopted a dog once who was a breeding bitch with zero socialisation, either with dogs or people.
She would just randomly go off, and wasn’t an ankle biter. She would go for the face. Fortunately didn’t get anyone but we returned her to the rescue organisation. They had experienced dog handlers try to sort it, but to no avail.
Only one answer.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 27, 2024 3:17 pm

Johanna
April 27, 2024 3:09 pm

Now it’s gone back into the void.
Oh, well.

The Chinese are having another go at the Russel Orifices and missed. So it ended up in Struggle Ciry. LOL. The Mayor’s Office has now been nobbled. LOL.

Roger
Roger
April 27, 2024 3:25 pm

You’ve fallen into the etymological fallacy there, dover.

And possibly a reverse form of the chronological fallacy, if you’re arguing that because the terms are of recent origin they are erroneous or of inferior value to ancient definitions.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 27, 2024 3:25 pm

Errrrrrrrrrr. Point of order.

A dog is the male. The Bitch is the one that takes all the money.

We adopted a dog once who was a breeding bitch with zero socialisation, either with dogs or people.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 27, 2024 3:34 pm

Ethan McKinley: Eshay burglar who stole keys to Meg O’Neill’s $170,000 Maserati, Jeep Cherokee, jailed
Emily MoultonThe West Australian
Sat, 27 April 2024 2:00AM

Ethan Shane Louis McKinley was one of three men who carried out the ‘pre-mediated’ theft as Ms O’Neill and her family slept in their beachside mansion on January 10 last year. Credit: WA Police

The so-called “eshay” who brazenly broke into the City Beach home of Woodside boss Meg O’Neill to steal her luxury cars then posed for photographs with the stolen vehicles has been jailed for more than four years.
Ethan Shane Louis McKinley was one of three men who carried out the “pre-mediated” theft as Ms O’Neill and her family slept in their beachside mansion on January 10 last year.
During the 26-year-old’s sentencing hearing, WA’s District Court was told McKinley, a meth-addict with a long criminal history for burglary and car thefts who was on bail at the time, crawled through the doggy door along with co-offender Adam Dion Prior – who has pleaded guilty to his role – to steal the keys of a blue Maserati sports car and a Jeep Cherokee, which belonged to Ms O’Neill’s partner, Vicky Hayes.
The court was told before they entered the property, the pair donned masks to hide their faces and removed their shoes to reduce the risk of being heard, while their mate, Kaelum Simmons, who was jailed for three years for his role, acted as the lookout.

Four years up the creek should teach him how to behave.

cohenite
April 27, 2024 3:35 pm

Spielberg joins the Hollywood putsch licking the pervert’s arse. This is why I watch movies mainly before the 1970s:

Reports: Steven Spielberg ‘Involved Strategically’ in Biden Campaign (breitbart.com)

JC
JC
April 27, 2024 3:38 pm

For what purpose?

Mark Dreyfus

I am proud to announce today that the Albanese Labor Government is delivering $161.3 million to establish the National Firearms Register.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 27, 2024 3:40 pm

I don’t think another will replace the US dollar, it will just no longer be as dominant globally as it was.

I agree. The US Dollar is the best of a load of paper rubbish. And “In God We Trust” is on the money. LOL.

The phrase “In God we trust” has appeared on all American currency since 1957, but its controversial history goes back much further than that.

https://allthatsinteresting.com/in-god-we-trust#:~:text=Americans%20were%20less%20averse%20to%20using%20religious%20language,requiring%20it%20to%20appear%20on%20all%20American%20currency.

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Salvatore - Iron Publican
April 27, 2024 3:45 pm

Now that she’s a bona fide murderer of puppies, Kristi Noem’s chances of national political office just became sixty-five million times more unlikely.

Based on the unscientific sample of what I see on Twitter:

  1. The greater the seethe of outrage state that ‘finding a loving home’ for an unwanted puppy is the “only moral option”:
  2. the more likely that same Twitter account states somewhere on their timeline that abortion should be a first option for unwanted babies.
Zippster
Zippster
April 27, 2024 3:47 pm
Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 27, 2024 3:53 pm

When I was into hunting as a youngster usually round the Strathbogie Ranges all the guys I knocked about with had a hard and fast rule about dogs.

A soon as they have a go at a child, 2 go out hunting & 1 comes back. A dog had a go at my daughter when she was a toddler, stiches & rabies vaccines and the dog went for a sleep. Usually a friendly dog before that but the risk was there.

Life sometimes throw sh&% sandwiches at you. You have to make decisions you wish you didn’t and walk away after execution feeling despondent. However right the decision was.

johanna
johanna
April 27, 2024 3:55 pm

Fixed – thanks – j

johanna
johanna
April 27, 2024 4:12 pm

Johnny Rotten
April 27, 2024 3:25 pm

Errrrrrrrrrr. Point of order.
A dog is the male. The Bitch is the one that takes all the money.

Stop parading your ignorance. ‘Dog’ is the generic term for the species, as well as the specific term for the males. It happens. For example, ‘cows’ is often used as a generic term for a herd of cattle which may include males.

Maybe your catheter is affecting your judgement?

If so, I sympathise, although I’ve never had one, being a gurl. Those things they stick in your hand are bad enough. I suppose that a catheter is no fun at all.

Pogria
Pogria
April 27, 2024 4:14 pm

Things I never knew.
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GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 27, 2024 4:18 pm

What makes you think their blinkers are removed? What makes you think they are wearing blinkers?

Bespoke
Bespoke
April 27, 2024 4:18 pm

AOC Visits Columbia ‘Encampment’ One Day After Released Video of Leader Calling for Death to Jews

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 27, 2024 4:18 pm

Note up thread Townsville Mayor has gained the media spotlight. I posted something on him last night and up page in nested comments. He is referred to as two names up this way now (He has had a name change then back) and it is well out that he was linked to My Place Townsville which is of a few tin foil hat groups that prosper up this way.

Anyway nested above:
He was a choco signaller, that is confirmed. He was out of Perth, could have worked with the SAS but it wouldn’t have been anything sexy.

I had a brief synapsis of the other dodgy crap he’s been up to. Failed business and a claiming a degree that he was never awarded as well. He was too much even for Pauline.

He lucked in when our equally dodgy ex mayor was so on the nose a drovers dog could’ve won and did. I reckon he will come unstuck anyway, previous administration was secretive and has left an almighty mess of dodgy contracts, nepotism/favouritism and spending OPM. Already talk round town there a good chance the council will be in administration in 12 months. Heard a whisper even Chrisafulli now taking an interest in it as he is a former Councillor/Deputy Mayor.

Pogria
Pogria
April 27, 2024 4:22 pm

I found this under the heading “Advertising from Guyana”.
Am I bad for laughing?

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cohenite
April 27, 2024 4:31 pm

JC
 April 27, 2024 3:38 pm

For what purpose?

Each state has its own registry but there is little coordination between the states. This also applies to what sorts of guns you can buy in each state; for instance this is legal in QLD but not in NSW:

Ruger® PC Charger™ Centerfire Pistol Models

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
April 27, 2024 4:40 pm

From Jo Nova:

“Ford lost $1.3 billion in a quarter, a loss of $132,000 on every EV sold.”

“The EV unit at Ford sold 10,000 cars in the first quarter this year, which is 20% fewer cars than they did a year ago. It’s that bad. In fact it’s worse. Those cars were also discounted. So the revenue mostly went beyond the event horizon — and fell an astonishing 84%.”

I think we’re looking at the trigger for the next Depression. Not a Recession, a Depression.
Why a depression? Because the US government will keep pouring funds into staving it off, and like Roosevelt, the baby gets thrown out with the bathwater.
The US debt bomb is going to go off and a lot of people are going to get shredded by the shrapnel.
Mainly us.

Bespoke
Bespoke
April 27, 2024 4:49 pm

J.K. Rowling Takes Victory Lap and Applauds David Bell, Tavistock Gender Clinic Whistleblower

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 27, 2024 4:55 pm

Bob – The demented zombie is seriously considering to declare a climate emergency before the 2024 election.

What happens after that is anyone’s guess.

White House Renews Internal Talks on Invoking ‘Climate Emergency’ Before 2024 Election (19 Apr)

Salvatore - Iron Publican
April 27, 2024 4:56 pm

calli April 27, 2024 8:42 am

St Louis. 2020. The McCloskeys vs. the BLM mob.

… All they were doing was protecting their home (and quite possibly, themselves) …

Calli: You’ve no doubt seen the home they were protecting.

It not a house, it’s an irreplaceable life’s work. No sane person would allow the Philistines to gain entry, as irreparable damage would be done within a couple of minutes.

(I’ve posted this link a few times, as the article & photos are thoroughly riveting)

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 27, 2024 4:56 pm

Each state has its own registry but there is little coordination between the states. 

I’m sure certain folk in Sydney’s south west will be happy to put their guns on the Federal Register.

Zippster
Zippster
April 27, 2024 4:58 pm

Chinese President Xi Jinping said China and the U.S. should be partners instead of rivals and called for cooperation rather than cutthroat competition in his meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Beijing on Friday.

“The two countries should be partners, not rivals; they should achieve mutual success, not harm each other; they should seek common ground while reserving differences, instead of vicious competition,” Xi told Blinken.

Talks between the two sides have increased in recent months, even as differences have grown.

kommunists kunts not happy

rosie
rosie
April 27, 2024 5:08 pm

If EV sales are down doesn’t that imply ICE car sales are up?
Depression, pfft.

Baba
Baba
April 27, 2024 5:10 pm

For what purpose?

Each state has its own registry but there is little coordination between the states. This also applies to what sorts of guns you can buy in each state; for instance this is legal in QLD but not in NSW

So $161 million isn’t just going to provide a portal for police around the country to access the separate state and territory firearms registries?

It will be a gun grab, pure and simple.

rosie
rosie
April 27, 2024 5:11 pm
Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
April 27, 2024 5:12 pm

JC
 April 27, 2024 3:38 pm
For what purpose?
Well, it’s certainly not primarily for the stated purpose to feed information up to the feds-
Rather it’s to facilitate feeding commands down from the Canberra blob, which inevitably becomes the insect overlords of international small-arms treaties, in the sunny uplands of our increasingly borderless world.
The $160M creation of a registry is just collateral damage. How in Mammon’s name do you spend that much in the information age, to download already digitised, addressed, birthdated, information? Plus, let’s say, $20M annual running costs to re-register- read, de-register- lawful permit holders, staffed by purple-haired they/thems that had every desire to join the gendarmerie and hand out orders in person with a nightstick, but were too heffalumpy to pass the police physicals.

Rabz
April 27, 2024 5:12 pm

ah, good ol labore – yet another utterly fabricated “war on women” – you’d have to be as stupid as Eddles Casevich to believe it.

cohenite
April 27, 2024 5:13 pm

It bears reposting: construction worker opining on the demented pervert:

(18) Benny Johnson on X: “Q: What’s your message to Joe Biden? Union Worker: “F*ck you.” ? https://t.co/e1YSJAkWTX” / X (twitter.com)

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
April 27, 2024 5:16 pm

Plus, I’ll throw in my Mutt of the Week at this stage of the mans-best-friend subject. Victorians only.
Tommy looks legendary, a hell of a lot like the Steely Grey of my avatar. Small nose, which might point to weaker whippet teeth, again like Steely, and the “rescue” group has cut his poor nuts off, damn them.

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