Open Thread – Mon 29 April 2024


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local oaf
May 1, 2024 12:10 pm

“Even The Grattan Institute is now warning of blackouts due to an overly ambitious transition from fossil fuels to renewables.

The political cost is penetrating the tiny brains of our betters.”

Labor are certainly prepared to shoot us in the back, but when their power is threatened they won’t shoot themselves in the foot.
Coal will continue until Labor no longer needs it.

Salvatore - Iron Publican
May 1, 2024 12:20 pm

Sharaz now pulling out because he can’t afford legal fees.

.. and of course, the prospects of success.
As said by someone last night, it’d have been delightful to have been a fly on the wall when the foreman of their legal team told him he was fuked, & had to be cut loose.

Roger
Roger
May 1, 2024 12:20 pm

“We explicitly teach students rules, expectations, routines, and systems…”

What’s next…learning times tables by rote in unison…parsing a sentence in front of the class…demonstrating a reading ability suitable for one’s level before progressing to the next grade?

The horror!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 1, 2024 12:29 pm

Start by setting real criteria: If someone is searched on reasonable grounds and found by police to be carrying a knife in public without proper exemption, throw the book at them. Leniency should be the last resort, not the first

Standby.
There will be lots of registered cane-cutters from Dandenong and apprentice halal butchers popping up.
But, yes.
Unless you are a chef or a butcher or on the way home from the cook-shop with a new knife (and a receipt dated the same day), who needs to carry large knives as a matter of course?
(I am not talking about 75mm pocket knives here, even though they can inflict damage).

Roger
Roger
May 1, 2024 12:36 pm

As a result of higher mortgage rates and income taxes, Australian household disposable income is now c. 7% lower than comparable OECD countries.

Ten years ago we were c. 3% higher.

We appear to be the only comparable economy that hasn’t experienced a post-covid recovery, as retailers can attest.

Source: OECD, CBA

Over to you, Dim Chalmers.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
May 1, 2024 12:38 pm

The political cost is penetrating the tiny brains of our betters.”

Once again other people have been warning them repeatedly of the folly of their grand schemes – the cost, the ineffectuality, and the damaging consequences, only to be labeled myopic, luddite, ignorant, self-serving, and corrupt.

When finally it dawns on them that their utopian dreams don’t work and now they have new problems, the very things they were warned about, they gravely declare that they have discovered unexpected problems that no one had foreseen.

Well, they are hardly going to admit they were wrong.

johnjjj
johnjjj
May 1, 2024 12:44 pm

Robert Barnes rave on Donald Trump was a good one on 29th April. He suggests – but it is only a hypothesis – that Trump has done a deal with the DeepState to ensure he lives i.e.is pardoned and doesn’t go to gaol. This is why he let the Ukraine funding go through, suddenly Mitch McConnell and Bill Barr are now praising him. He says, if it is true, there is a lot more to come, indicated by the appointment of a VP

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
May 1, 2024 12:44 pm

“We explicitly teach students rules, expectations, routines, and systems…”
What’s next…learning times tables by rote in unison…parsing a sentence in front of the class…demonstrating a reading ability suitable for one’s level before progressing to the next grade?
The horror!

By pure co-incidence, this came through on my youtube feed this morning. I wonder what teenagers think of this lady?

Peter Boghossian and Katherine Burbalsingh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3taXF-cjLBc

Roger
Roger
May 1, 2024 12:46 pm

Well, they are hardly going to admit they were wrong.

“We followed the expert advice” will be trotted out again.

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feelthebern
feelthebern
May 1, 2024 12:47 pm

Columbia is a private institution.
If people (Jews) are being assaulted or being unlawfully detained, the NYPD should respond.

If a pack of students take over a building, why aren’t they being treated like squatters?

The NYPD say they can’t do anything about squatters in private property.

Why should Columbia be given special treatment?

As far as I’m concerned, Columbia could burn down and the property given back to some Native American tribe to build a casino, for all I care.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 1, 2024 12:50 pm

Dover, based on the thesis he put forward, Kiev was never the target.
It was a “feign” to use his terminology, especially as they only deployed one brigade.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 1, 2024 12:54 pm

To be clear, he doesn’t straight out say “it was a feign”.
Based on the other scenarios put forward, it is the only logical conclusion.

Pogria
Pogria
May 1, 2024 1:14 pm

Senator Reynolds has dug in and told the Incredibly Bulk Duo to pound sand. hah

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13369271/Linda-Reynolds-defamation-Brittany-Higgins-David-Sharaz.html

Rabz
May 1, 2024 1:15 pm

“We followed the expert advice” will be trotted out again

The advice of experts who are wrong about everything, all the time and who never suffer any consequences for their inevitable and entirely unsurprising wrongness.

For example, I’ve never heard a catastrophist prediction about gerbil worming that has ended up being even remotely correct (e.g. the rain that falls won’t fill our dams and rivers, blah blah blah).

Yet these preposterous obviously insane idiots keep crapping on about it and we’re gifted the unedifying spectacle of staggeringly ignorant young morons working themselves into a lather of self righteous pity about a non-existent (cue spookee muzak …) “climate crisis”.

The so called adults responsible for this should be placed in stocks in public spaces, pelted with rotten fruit and vegetables and repeatedly flogged.

We exist in a mediocracy, aka a kakistocracy.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 1, 2024 1:16 pm

Victorian Health Minister sees machine that goes beep, but no patients, well not real ones.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 1, 2024 1:25 pm

Yesterday when I said Blackbird wasn’t investing in Albo’s & Husics quantum computing adventure, I was wrong.
They have.
But at a fraction of the price.
Speaking to a fellow in the know this morning, at the price the Australian taxpayer invested, Blackbird is up 30x on their original investment.
And Blackbird has made follow on investments but it’s easier to do when that original tranche is sitting there at next to nothing.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 1, 2024 1:34 pm

gas lines being a duplication of an energy source

Also known as “backup” or “redundancy”. Generally good engineering practice in critical systems.

Err, except many gas appliances (not all) require electricity to run fans etc and will not run without electricity.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 1, 2024 1:42 pm

Mr Sharaz’s lawyer, Jason MacLaurin, initially put to Justice Tottle that his client was “considering every avenue that will avoid the cost of expensive defamation litigation”.

Every avenue?
Really?
Is there someone he could perhaps borrow a lazy $50k from to offer some sort of settlement.

“His financial means do not admit to really being able to support it. If I can use vernacular, he probably won’t buy a ticket on the Titanic, because that’s where this action is heading, extremely expensive, heading for disaster, he … wants to get off this ride,” he said.

Err, he is already on the Titanic and it has sailed.
File that under “S” for “Stuff I Should of Thought of Before I Shot My Mouth Off”.
He will do anything to get off the ride … except apologise and offer to pay.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 1, 2024 1:44 pm

God she is ugly.

Greta looks like inbred piece of shit.

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/XsSfBXYt1Yc

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 1, 2024 1:51 pm

An inbred.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
May 1, 2024 2:18 pm

I swear this website doesn’t refresh until it’s damned well good and ready.

Lysander
Lysander
May 1, 2024 2:19 pm

Elbow has announced a nearly $1bn leave home DV policy.

Where do they go Elbow? There’s not a single house, crisis centre bed, park bench available, anywhere.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 1, 2024 2:21 pm

I’ll get to the feign question a little later.

Surely it was a ‘feint’

feint
/fe?nt/

noun

  • 1.
  • a deceptive or pretended blow, thrust, or other movement, especially in boxing or fencing:
  • “a brief feint at the opponent’s face”

verb

  • 1.
  • make a deceptive or distracting movement, especially during a fight:
  • “Adam feinted with his right and then swung a left”
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 1, 2024 2:37 pm

Hamas deserves unconditional support, ANU pro-Palestine protest organiser Beatrice Tucker says
By noah yim

The organisers of the Australian National University’s pro-Palestine encampment protest said Hamas deserves “unconditional support” and has hypothesised that the Israeli military killed “its own people” during the October 7 attacks.
Beatrice Tucker, a student representative on the ANU’s student association last year and an organiser of the pro-Palestine encampment on campus, told ABC’s Canberra Drive yesterday that “Hamas deserves our unconditional support”.
“Not because I agree with the strategy, complete disagreement with that,” she said. “But the situation at hand is if you have no hope, if you are sanctioned every day of your life, if you are told you are not allowed to drive down a road because somebody who is Israeli who gets preference and you sit there for twelve hours, the reality of lives …”
“But Beatrice, that can’t justify what they did in October last year,” the host interjected.
“Nothing can justify what has been happening to the Palestinian people for 75 years,” Ms Tucker responded. “And essentially the UN coming in with the situation of a two state solution … You know the history of that place, of Palestine, the Palestinians before the UN came in with the two state solution actually were also under an English mandate, right? Palestinians were promised that they would have self determination.
“I will not condemn what Hamas did.”

Her co-organiser and current education officer on the ANU student association Luke Harrison agreed, saying: “No, I do not condemn.”
When the host intervened and asked about Hamas’ murder and kidnapping, Ms Tucker continued: “Well, that’s actually, the thing about babies being killed, the numbers are quite false, right? There’s been a lot of information, misinformation spread around about who killed who, right? And actually there is a lot of evidence to say that Israel and IDF themselves actually also did murder a lot of their own people.”

Australasian Union of Jewish Students ACT co-president Mia Kline said Jewish students on campus were feeling “intimidated, isolated, and misunderstood on campus” and that the encampment was “morphing into something quite frightening”.
“Beatrice Tucker, ANUSA education officer in 2023 saying on air that Hamas deserve unconditional support is nothing short of jaw dropping.
“To also make comments as to Israel murdering its own people when questioned about the babies being held hostage in Gaza is incredibly offensive.
“To have members of ANUSA, the peak student body on campus who is supposed to be apolitical, make these comments reinforces the belief among Jewish students that their voices are not as valuable or legitimate as others.”
The ANU is one of a handful of Australian university campuses where students have pitched tents to camp overnight, demanding that the university cut ties with Israeli counterparts and weapons manufacturers.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 1, 2024 2:41 pm

Vicki @ 11:43 am

Please explain.

Top of mind technical location issues.

1) Competent foundation rock – reactors have massive concrete containment structures that need not to move for 60 years. Coal fired power stations look massive, but are largely empty space inside the outer structure;

2) Seismically stable, no significant earthquake risk – potentially a problem at the Lake Macquarie sites;

3) No underlying aquifers or water-bearing formations. If there ever is a containment issue you don’t want groundwater involved;

4) Access to bulk cooling water.

The other big issue – and for the Coalition’s timing and degrees of freedom, the biggest – is climbing over the multiple IAEA processes for licensing the facility.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 1, 2024 2:44 pm

Dover, we’re probably leap frogging each other here.
My take, based on the video series so far, is that as a division could not have come south via land or air, meaning land couldn’t be taken or held if it was taken, the whole Kiev airport circus was feign.

What counters this.
1) The Russians were suicidal.
2) Putin told them to do it regardless.

But as you know the video series so far has been laying out logistical scenarios & saying what is likely considering how many time the piece of dirt has been fought over.

Hence the conclusion I come to, at this time.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
May 1, 2024 3:02 pm

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/04/shock-video-jewish-girl-ucla-campus-beaten-bloody/

According to That Korean Jew on Instagram the girl was surrounded by five people wearing keffiyehs and bludgeoned in the head while they stomped on her Israeli flag.

The girl reportedly lost consciousness and her body went limp. She was carried away and sent to the Emergency Room.

Guys, you really don’t want Shin Bet or Mossad to take notice of what you’re doing, do you?

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 1, 2024 3:02 pm

For those interested, the hearings for costs have started.
Like the underlying case, it appears to be all theatre with no one knowing how Lee will carve it up until he rules.
Assuming BL doesn’t appeal.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 1, 2024 3:04 pm

Indolent at 8:49, linked to Steve Kisch.
The headline …

Turbo cancer evidence in California

Why is there a >5X rise in cancer cases in California after the COVID vaccines rolled out? I asked the Calif Department of Public Health for an answer. Want to know more?

Well, yes, Steve.
Yes we do.

IMPORTANT NOTE

The rate of increase is not 5X.

My source extracted the data incorrectly. This article will be revised shortly once I have the correct data. I’m still waiting

Oh.
Right.
So some aggrieved former boat owner has fired off some dodged up stats to Steve.
He has dutifully published.
An obvious error is pointed out, but Steve leaves the clickbait up, waiting for the boat owner’s correction.
Which will never come.

shatterzzz
May 1, 2024 3:04 pm

Geez ..! I thought I was doing well with swimming & biking at 76 but this bloke, PAUL KENT, putz me in the shade .. Bloke is 54 thru 61(depending on what media outlet your reading) .. Getz himself “tree-ed” A over T after drunkenly abusing a young bloke outside a pub .. Picks himself up and following day he’s reported as having 4 cracked ribs & a punctured lung ..
Now, I’ve only ever cracked one rib when i wuz a lot younger and wuz in agony & couldn’t stand for several dayz ...
Yet here is “our” Paul, obviously, not in hospital but fronting up to the plod shop, today, and has been charged with affray following on from the young bloke being charged with assault yesterday ..
The Question now .. Is Paul Kent .. excitable & erstwhile sports reporter, actually, CLARK KENT AKA SUPERMAN or, simply, the OZ equal of …….. drum roll, maestro, pleeeze & stop rolling “jaffas” down the aisles …! ………………………. CHUCK NORRIS …?

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Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 1, 2024 3:09 pm

Greta’s family lineage goes back to Svante August Arrhenius. Amstrong in early 1900’s booted him to the curb with his CO2 warming nonsense.
I know this is savage. Greta looks like the result of a brother that rooted his sister.

Good luck to any bloke who sticks his pole into her. My opinion, not Heller’s.

—-

Tony Heller:

Three Centuries Of Greta’s Family Business

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kjeTslIX3A

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 1, 2024 3:11 pm

Rejected on The Australian without reason offered.

It would be hard to find a worse photograph of President Trump than the puffed-out cheek one that led me to this story. Well done, those who wish to slur and tarnish him. Also calling these confected charges to be about ‘hush money’ is simply wrong. This money to a vindictive woman was paid many years ago, was public before the election in question, and the payment was NOT illegal. What is at issue is how the payment was accounted for, a minor matter indeed, and one which would never be resurrected, by a specially-created law removing any statute of limitations, unless the aim was to ‘get Trump’ for the coming election, which the prosecutor and chosen jury have stated is their intention. Law in America? No, it’s Lawfare.

Photo online was terrible, they’ve taken it down now I think but you can’t make any comment critical of their ‘journalism’ and choices. Let alone suggest that there is lawfare against Donald Trump or give any background to the charges.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
May 1, 2024 3:14 pm

US Congressman Adam Schiff from California is in deep trouble. An ethics complaint has been filed against Schiff by a concerned citizen alleging that Schiff has committed election and voter fraud claiming he was both a citizen of California and Maryland.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/04/breaking-exclusive-adam-schiff-deep-schiff-evidence-shows/

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 1, 2024 3:16 pm

Rainy day at the Cafe, which has sent the customers into a desperate I-want-food-and-I want-it-now frenzy. So far I’ve gotten a young butcherbird onto my arm for the first time, I’ve had a cockie on my head while I was standing on my front door mat, and this lady on my knee. Which is also a first.

P5010005
BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
May 1, 2024 3:17 pm

OK, I’m bored with that idiot gravatar – try this one – be of good cheer!

cohenite
May 1, 2024 3:21 pm

Beatrice Tucker, a student representative on the ANU’s student association last year and an organiser of the pro-Palestine encampment on campus, told ABC’s Canberra Drive yesterday that “Hamas deserves our unconditional support”.

Beatrice.

This is existential cognitive dissonance. Western society is a pond and beatrice is pond scum. Hamas would rape and kill her but she supports hamas and wants to destroy Israel/Western society which enables her to exist. A society which does not deal harshly for such parasites is on it’s last legs.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 1, 2024 3:21 pm

lol. Of Hairy Michael’s last six comments, four were rejected and two accepted. Not great encouragement of a valuable subscriber and highly-informed reader who would represent the views of the majority of the market the paper aims to serve. How about The Australian hires some moderators with even a modicum of even-handedness? Those without puerile Marxist post-modern journalism degrees would be top of my list.

Lysander
Lysander
May 1, 2024 3:25 pm

Regardless of how the rightful recapturing of greater Israel goes, I think Mossad are going to be busy for quite a few years.

Plenty of material to work with.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 1, 2024 3:44 pm

Peak Jewish body calls for expulsion of ANU ‘unconditionally support’ Hamas student

  • exclusive

By noah yim

  • Reporter
  • 3:09PM May 1, 2024

The nation’s peak Jewish organisation has called for the expulsion of an organiser of the pro-Palestine protest encampment at the Australian National University who said Hamas deserves “unconditional support” and suggested that the Israeli military “killed its own people” during the October 7 attacks.
Beatrice Tucker, a student representative on the ANU’s student association last year and an organiser of the pro-Palestine encampment on campus, yesterday said: “Hamas deserves our unconditional support”.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 1, 2024 3:46 pm

Beatrice Tuckerthey/them

Living and working on stolen Ngunnawal and Ngambri land. For good mates, come follow:

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 1, 2024 3:56 pm

Dover, idea.
Next time Operational Art of War releases a video, maybe it warrants its own thread.

Pogria
Pogria
May 1, 2024 4:04 pm

Adding to the link I posted, this comment from Bonchie,

From the person throwing themselves down the steps to the women shrieking (at least, I hope they are women) as if they are being abused, all of this is manufactured. These are actors playing a role. They chose to illegally storm and occupy a building, breaking windows to gain entry. No one should feel an ounce of sympathy for them as they pretend to be brutalized by police. Let the tears fall. “

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 1, 2024 4:20 pm

Watching the footage of the NYPD on the Columbia campus.
Go nuts.
But after you’ve cleared out all the squatters from private residences.
The priorities are all wrong.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 1, 2024 4:24 pm

Bruce Lehrmann should bear Ten, Wilkinson costs as case ‘doomed to fail’
By ellie dudley

  • Legal Affairs Correspondent
  • 4:10PM May 1, 2024

Bruce Lehrmann should bear Ten and presenter Lisa Wilkinson’s full costs from the landmark defamation that found he raped Brittany Higgins, the network has argued, because the former Liberal staffer knew the case was “doomed to fail” from the outset.
But Federal Court judge Michael Lee on Wednesday afternoon criticised one of Ten’s lawyers for a “misleading” speech made outside court after his judgment was handed down in the matter, saying it could have some bearing on how costs are decided in the matter.
Justice Lee has also indicated he will consider whether an email sent to Ten’s lawyers from Ms Higgins’ lawyer in which she threatened to withdraw as a witness if the network offered to make any payment of damages to Mr Lehrmann should be a factor when determining costs.
This comes as Mr Lehrmann is granted an extension to appeal the judgment, having retained top media law silk Guy Reynolds SC to lead a new legal team attempting to overturn the findings.
Justice Lee earlier this month delivered the long-awaited judgment in the case brought against Ten and Wilkinson by Mr Lehrmann, which found the network successfully made out its truth defence and proved, on the balance of probabilities, Mr Lehrmann raped Ms Higgins in the office of Liberal Senator Linda Reynolds.

Cassie of Sydney
May 1, 2024 4:28 pm

NYPD have been sent into Columbia University.
Seems the directive was “Do not go gentle into that good night”. hahahah

Thanks for that footage, Pogria. What has been happening on US campuses is an insurrection, a real insurrection.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 1, 2024 4:34 pm

Cassie, the CFMEU was marching in town today.
With a few Pali flags amongst it.

Cassie of Sydney
May 1, 2024 4:44 pm

Cassie, the CFMEU was marching in town today.
With a few Pali flags amongst it.

I am glad I had to take the day off and wasn’t in the CBD to see such a wretched spectacle. I have spent most of the day at a hospital bed with my elderly mother. She had a bad fall last night.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 1, 2024 4:52 pm

Re the US unis, I think we should start referring to the April 2024 insurrection.

Use the language of the leftards against them.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
May 1, 2024 4:56 pm

Ms Reynolds said she welcomed WA Supreme Court Justice Paul Tottle’s decision on Tuesday to keep the July trial dates for her defamation hearing against Ms Higgins.
‘I look forward to the trial so that we can bring an end to this dispute and move on,’ she said.
The senator also said Mr Sharaz’s decision to release a statement during court proceedings on Tuesday was ‘calculated’.

Reynolds is all over the tactics by Plonk and Knickerless.

Won’t have a bar of it. Justice Tottle won’t either.

Cassie of Sydney
May 1, 2024 4:58 pm

Gosh, I’m not aware that there are any trade unions currently operating in Gaza*. The main Palestinian trade union that operated in Gaza prior to Hamas rule was known to be strongly affiliated with Fatah. It was shut down by Hamas in 2007, not long after Hamas took over the strip, and its leaders hunted down.

There are trade unions in operation in Israel.

Pogria
Pogria
May 1, 2024 5:00 pm

Cassie,
it’s good to know that not all the students are scum. A group of students at Chapel Hill fought back against the filth. The Chancellor also fought back.
Scroll down through the article for the clip.

https://redstate.com/sister-toldjah/2024/04/30/courage-defined-watch-student-led-group-stand-against-unc-chapel-hill-pro-hamas-mob-protect-us-flag-n2173574

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 1, 2024 5:17 pm

Pro-Palestine protesters condemn attendees of White House Correspondents’ Dinner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSYLw39Yc0E

Not sure why that Jenner character would attend the event.
They’re telling everyone they are MAGA.

Anyway, from the 5m20sec mark you see some pali performance art.
Remember, these are adults.
Try not to laugh.

Bespoke
Bespoke
May 1, 2024 5:18 pm
Screams Before Silence
Bespoke
Bespoke
May 1, 2024 5:19 pm
feelthebern
feelthebern
May 1, 2024 5:23 pm

Love Aaron Berg.

Aaron Berg
@aaronbergcomedy

It’s called Palestine.
It’s obviously Jewish land.
It’s not called malachamahmedvillage.

https://x.com/aaronbergcomedy/status/1785475512363557225

?

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 1, 2024 5:46 pm

Reading Teh Paywallian coverage of today’s costs hearing plenty of issues thrown into the pot. Brittany still carrying on like a prima donna. Increasingly I’m thinking she is a big part of the problem. Marty will sort her out.

Roger
Roger
May 1, 2024 5:51 pm

Beatrice seems a little confused as to what “unconditional” means.

She also believes Israel is committing genocide.

I wonder what she’s studying at ANU?

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
May 1, 2024 5:58 pm

I wonder what she’s studying at ANU?

Probably something that will contribute to society and the economy.

Like a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Gender Studies

 Reply

Roger
Roger
May 1, 2024 6:01 pm

Well…the internet is a wonderful thing:

Arts and Visual Arts.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 1, 2024 6:08 pm

More news on a very worried man:-

In his statement, Mr Sharaz said: ‘Despite our best efforts Linda Reynolds has not accepted attempts to resolve this matter through mediation and Brittany may now be exposed to another trial. It will be her third.

This is code for “We offered Reynolds a half-arsed NRL-style apology and no cash settlement. She won’t negotiate.”
Standard union tactic.
Offer nothing then bitch that management “won’t negotiate”.

Roger
Roger
May 1, 2024 6:13 pm

In his statement, Mr Sharaz said: ‘Despite our best efforts Linda Reynolds has not accepted attempts to resolve this matter through mediation and Brittany may now be exposed to another trial. It will be her third.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 1, 2024 6:15 pm

Chortle. A meme with Albo and what is believed to be his mother. In place of Hugo Weaving on the poster of Bad Boy Bubby. Outstanding if anyone can produce it here.

Indolent
Indolent
May 1, 2024 6:17 pm

Dr. John Campbell interviewing Dr. Julian Gillespie of Sydney.

Genetically modified organisms

This is the full interview running about an hour and a half.

I first came across a segment of it which is simply mind boggling and is only 17 minute long. I’ve included both links. To no one’s surprise here, they should all be in gaol.

Indemnity questioned

Delta A
Delta A
May 1, 2024 6:36 pm

“By pure co-incidence, this came through on my youtube feed this morning. I wonder what teenagers think of this lady?
Peter Boghossian and Katherine Burbalsingh”

Thank you for that link, hzhousewife.

I wouldn’t call Katherine Burbalsingh ‘strict’, as she has been frequently and unfairly. On the contrary, she really knows children and their learning patterns, as well as their needs in order to achieve. She is passionate about education and proud of her students extraordinary successes – particularly that they topped the national assessment tests for the past two years – after all the hatred and opposition that she has faced both from community and government.

Her secret: total rejection of the Left’s focus on DEI, CTR, victimhood (for her staff and students), child-led learning and complete freedom for children. Instead, she teaches her students to ‘work hard and be kind’, to accept self-responsibility and function within the behavioral parameters she has set down for everyone.

Yes, yes,yes! These are precisely the strategies used for teaching ASD students. Provide clear and immovable boundaries, with consequences – she even used the word ‘punishment’ – for breach of those boundaries. Impress that the teacher is the authority at school and challenges will not be tolerated. Use school time to teach ‘algebra and Shakespeare’, not gender studies etc.

Katherine Burbalsingh is my new heroine. How I wish I could have taught in her school.

The only downer : the bumbling, ill-prepared interviewer. No ordered sequence of questioning and at times, he failed to explore critical information, ie, her brief reference to ‘behaviour bootcamp’ for all new entrants to the school. Even so, I highly recommend this interview as a ray of hope in the sewer that is current education.

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Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 1, 2024 6:37 pm

Like a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Gender Studies

Do they teach “fries with that” in that course? Bad news for them then.

Chinese ‘chef’ robot is straight-up terrifying (News.com.au mainpage headline, 30 Apr)

As tension grows about the major potential for AI to spark mass job losses, a new humanoid robot has just been unveiled – and it can cook.

It is terrifying! A sort of chef-version of the Terminator. Coming to a Maccas near you.

And it will completely terrify gender studies and social science grads. No baristas, no cooks, no washers of dishes. What ever will they do with their degrees?

Tom
Tom
May 1, 2024 6:38 pm

This is one of the sickest parts of the Australian political system: the only reason the incompetent immigration minister Andrew Giles hasn’t been sacked is that he belongs to prime minister Anthony Albanese’s socialist left faction.

Every decision of the ALP parliamentary caucus has to be approved by faction leaders.

We’re in one of the ALP’s rare periods in government when it is dominated by the electorally unpopular, anti-democratic socialist left which is more radical than the Whitlam regime half a century ago.

Albo won’t sack Giles because of factional allegiances, even though he’s incompetent.

Up yours, Australia.

Roger
Roger
May 1, 2024 6:42 pm

Katherine Burbalsingh is my new heroine. How I wish I could have taught in her school.

Birbalsingh’s story – which is also the story of her students – is remarkable.

Last edited 26 days ago by Roger
Miltonf
Miltonf
May 1, 2024 6:43 pm
Delta A
Delta A
May 1, 2024 6:43 pm

By pure co-incidence, this came through on my youtube feed this morning. I wonder what teenagers think of this lady?

I did write a detailed reply about this link, but it has turned into spam.

In any event, thank you, hzhousewife for posting this.

Bespoke
Bespoke
May 1, 2024 6:46 pm
Roger
Roger
May 1, 2024 6:48 pm

Nothing opens the government’s cheque book as quickly as political expediency:

Albanese and the National Cabinet announce a $1bn DV package, to be incorporated into this month’s budget.

I wonder if Dim Chalmers saw that coming?

Little wonder the two are reportedly not on speaking terms.

Last edited 26 days ago by Roger
Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 1, 2024 6:54 pm

Aaannndd another returning to detention, Afghan this time:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13369111/immigration-detainee-arrested-brisbane-visa.html

How many is that back inside now?

Bespoke
Bespoke
May 1, 2024 7:03 pm

Unless you are a chef or a butcher or on the way home from the cook-shop with a new knife (and a receipt dated the same day), who needs to carry large knives as a matter of course?

(I am not talking about 75mm pocket knives here, even though they can inflict damage).

How would a ban stop that ten year old girl being stabbed?

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 1, 2024 7:06 pm

The Giles really is a piece of work- soft handed waste of space.

Pogria
Pogria
May 1, 2024 7:07 pm

Reading and watching the Domestic Violence debacle going on right now, I hope they don’t rush through the usual “not thought out very well law changes”.
I am absolutely in the “*uck ’em, don’t give them bail”, camp, however, there has to be some way to sort the wheat from the chaff. I am thinking about the bloke who spent eight months on remand because of a rape fantasists’ lies.

Why do blokes with a history of violence, constantly get bail, said bail being funded by Tax Payers, yet an average bloke, who’s greatest crime has probably been vomiting on the pub floor, has his whole life destroyed, loses his job, friends, family and freedom, and nothing, nada, nyet. Not even an “oops”.

I am sure most here remember decades ago, Frank Hardy made a mockery of being jailed for not paying a ton of traffic fines. He spent the weekend in lock-up and commented, upon being interviewed as he was being released, that he had a good book to read, no drama.

After this travesty, rules were changed and when Jamie Partlich was locked up for the weekend to pay for his traffic fines, he was chucked into General Population his first day and was almost beaten to death by a thug. He ended up with severe brain damage.

I’m venting. You would think, at my age, I would be used to injustice. I hope I never am.

rosie
rosie
May 1, 2024 7:11 pm

The DM article indicated that Sharaz is settling.
Which I presumes means stumping up for costs and going away money.

Pogria
Pogria
May 1, 2024 7:19 pm

This cheers me.
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rosie
rosie
May 1, 2024 7:19 pm

I went to see the movie Cabrini today, Megan mentioned it, possibly at Dover’s and my mother had seen it so I took my sister, limited showings at indi cinemas.
I guess it was a little lame, men bad/ woman indomitable but it was based on the true story of the US’s first saint, and that really is an amazing story. Now I know who the Cabrini hospital is named after.
And set, in part, in Five Points.
I have no idea why Americans called Italians ‘Guinea Pigs’ as an insult.
They were advertising ‘Golda’ starring Helen Mirren which looks like a good one, Israel during the Yom Kippur war. Might see that one too.

Delta A
Delta A
May 1, 2024 7:21 pm

Roger
 May 1, 2024 6:42 pm

Roger at what time did you see my lengthy post re: Katherine Burbalsingh?

First it was spam and now I can’t find it.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 1, 2024 7:24 pm

UCLA Jews don’t take shit.
Now all the pro palis are saying help help.
Definitely as case of FAFO.

rosie
rosie
May 1, 2024 7:30 pm

Hasn’t Ms Higgins continued to goad Senator Reynolds on social media?
Not a good look for someone wishing to maintain victim status.
Also wondering Sharaz settling is a sign of trouble in paradise, this is a couple who like to do things together so much, they were matching outfits.
And Higgins claiming she had different recollections about her interactions with Reynolds and Brown, when did her habit of having different recollections start?
Lehrmann did himself in with his pathetic lying, but of course there is still a probability (obvious less than 50%) that nothing happened.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
May 1, 2024 7:41 pm

soft handed waste of space.

“Cock” is the word you’re looking for Miltonf.

The most insipid, quisling, poltroon, dunderhead of a politician ever to be in parliament. A fcuking waste of space.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 1, 2024 7:43 pm

of course there is still a probability (obvious less than 50%) that nothing happened.

?Do you really think lawyers can do maths?

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 1, 2024 7:43 pm

Yes but cocks can be useful Toad. This creep strikes me as a dead soul- like so many pollimuppetts.

cohenite
May 1, 2024 7:46 pm

Some women are standing up to the gender bullshit. Sarah Game, SA PHON MLC is introducing laws, which will go nowhere in SA with the liars in power and the LNP searching for their collective balls, to ban teaching of morals, ie gender fluidity in schools.

Thank Sarah Game for bill to prohibit gender ideology – Campaigns | FamilyVoice Australia

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 1, 2024 7:47 pm

I think it’s the humourless, arrogant demeanor that particularly bugs me. Like Parkinson.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 1, 2024 7:53 pm

As well as the complete contempt for Australia, Australians and the Social Contract.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
May 1, 2024 7:57 pm

I think it’s the humourless, arrogant demeanor that particularly bugs me. Like Parkinson.

The problem for people like Parkinson is that they keep finding themselves the smartest people in the room. That’s because the room is full of politicians.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 1, 2024 8:13 pm

Correction needed.

Steve trickler
May 1, 2024 3:09 pm

Greta’s family lineage goes back to Svante August Arrhenius. Amstrong in early 1900’s booted him to the curb with his CO2 warming nonsense.
I know this is savage. Greta looks like the result of a brother that rooted his sister.

Good luck to any bloke who sticks his pole into her. My opinion, not Heller’s.

It was Angstrom.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 1, 2024 8:16 pm

Bespoke.

How would a ban stop that ten year old girl being stabbed?

It wouldn’t.
That happened in the home.
What I am on about is tall youths in singlets (who are not chefs or butchers) running around with machetes at 2:00 am.
?

Delta A
Delta A
May 1, 2024 8:21 pm

Dover, please could you release my earlier post from spam? TIA.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 1, 2024 8:29 pm

Not good. Those people who got cooked in the EV fire … rough as guts.

Serpentza:

This incident is going to change everything..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HpkDUWAKFM

Old Lefty
Old Lefty
May 1, 2024 8:33 pm

Interesting how Hanson is getting pilloried for describing Islam as a disease. Try being a Catholic. You have the same, and much worse, said about you day in, day out, by the pissant Marxist pervert pseudo-intellectuals who infest the GayBC, the Silly Moaning Heamarroid, the Spence Street Soviet, the Academics Lawyers and Perverts party, the Gangreens etcetc.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 1, 2024 8:35 pm

rosie
 May 1, 2024 7:11 pm

The DM article indicated that Sharaz is settling.

That was either a mistake by the Daily Mail or a deliberate red herring thrown out by Sharaz.
Sure, he wants it to stop, but a settlement requires the other party to … well … settle.

Which I presumes means stumping up for costs and going away money

Yes.
It would.
But he hasn’t.

cohenite
May 1, 2024 8:42 pm

By popular demand a cute owl.

Muddy
Muddy
May 1, 2024 8:51 pm

In four weeks, moreover, Biden wants to subject the United States and Israel, among other nations, to two treaties that would allow Tedros Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, to declare “public health emergencies of international concern” – and dictate what must be done in response.

Ghebreyesus considers Gaza to be such an emergency. And it is predictable that, if he is given those dictatorial powers, he will use them to sanction Israel, and probably any country that supports her.

[U.S. Center for Security Policy].
[My bolding].

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 1, 2024 8:56 pm

Rosie.

Also wondering Sharaz settling is a sign of trouble in paradise, this is a couple who like to do things together so much, they were matching outfits.

I think they are playing smartarse legal and PR tactics.
Simultaneously emphasising that Sharaz and Britnah are separate legal entities, hoping to get Reynolds to drop the case against Sharaz on “blood out of a stone” grounds AND trying to project to the public that the “unilateral withdrawal” from the case by Sharaz was the end of BOTH actions by Reynolds.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 1, 2024 8:59 pm

Good to watch again.

Colin Hay: Waiting For My Real Life | Full Music Documentary | The Men At Work Story

Colin Hay – Waiting For My Real Life is the story of singer-songwriter Colin Hay, former front-man of Men At Work. We follow Hay from his earliest days in Scotland, through his family’s emigration to Australia, to the massive, worldwide success of his band, to the depths of addiction and failure, to a slow climb back up the ladder seeking relevance, artistic freedom and ultimately, transcendence. Featuring interviews with Hugh Jackman, Mick Fleetwood, Sia Furler, Guy Pearce and many others, ‘Colin Hay – Waiting For My Real Life’ is the inspiring story of a true artist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bEJzzWM9hA

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 1, 2024 9:10 pm

‘He won’t buy a ticket on the Titanic’: Sharaz retreats as bid to delay Reynolds’ defamation row failsBy Jesinta Burton and Ezra Holt
Listen to this article
4 min
Lawyers for Brittany Higgins’ fiance, David Sharaz, have declared he can no longer fight the “titanic” defamation action levelled by WA Liberal senator Linda Reynolds as the court rejected Higgins’ bid to delay the looming trial.
The parties gathered for an urgent hearing on Tuesday, in which Higgins’ lawyers sought to postpone the six-week trial set down for July 24 until 2025 amid fears for her mental health.

Women and children to the lifeboats first – sorry, you must be wearing knickers…

rosie
rosie
May 1, 2024 9:14 pm

Oh, Sharaz has simply abandoned having legal representation in the hopes dangling Brits will force Reynolds to fold.
It’s Reynolds who is under the care of a cardiologist, not Higgins.
Reynolds has mortgaged her house to pay her lawyers she’s not walking without costs and damages.
Both females claim mental health issues so I guess that means it’s my mental health problems are worse that your mental health problems isn’t going to be a winning argument.
I have no idea why Higgins wouldn’t have settled, before, let alone after Lee’s findings.

rosie
rosie
May 1, 2024 9:15 pm

Meanwhile Channel Ten et al are vigorously pursuing blood from stone Bruce.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 1, 2024 9:21 pm

I agree that the Reynolds case could be the portent of doom for the matchy-matchy couple.
Very smart legally (for the purposes of the defamation case) to let Sharaz swing, declare bankruptcy and deny Reynolds any cash.
But what if they pursue this to the end?
Sharaz starts to find that being an undischarged bankrupt has real world consequences and starts to resent le gros cochon.
If they were smart (?) they would offer a lump sum settlement on behalf of both of them and a grovelling apology.

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Barking Toad
Barking Toad
May 1, 2024 9:28 pm

ZK2A, the Plonk and Knickerless know they are fcuked so are throwing all sorts of crap about, mainly for the media, that Reynolds will ignore.

That $2.45M of taxpayers money has been largely spent – time on the Gold Coast, Maldives holiday, matching clobber to fly away in and, of course, the shack in France. FFS, it would have cost a cuppla grand to ship the dog to France while they snogged in 1st class and then flying back to Perth. Then there’s the ongoing legal fees.

Whatever’s left they can see going down the court tubes in a few weeks in July.

Karma.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
May 1, 2024 9:32 pm

So, should we run a catallaxy death watch on when Bulk Brinny and Fat Conductor Sharaz will announce their split?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 1, 2024 9:38 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPs7Qz3nfuA

All right, so Rodger Waters is an anti – Jewish arZehole, but my great grandfather was born in the shadow of Canarvon Castle…

Bruce in WA
May 1, 2024 9:44 pm

As much as I despise rabid leftie John Schumann from Redgum, and know he never went to Vietnam, I like the song “A walk in the light green” aka “I was only 19”. I was called up in 1970, but failed the medical, to my enduring shame. Some of my friends are/were (they died) vets, but this video is, to me at least, the most powerful non-bullshit accompaniment to the music that I’ve ever seen.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 1, 2024 9:54 pm

Sharaz starts to find that being an undischarged bankrupt has real world consequences and starts to resent le gros cochon.

I am not sure if I read it today or was told it but if you are bankrupt, you have to surrender your passport.
And you can only travel overseas post the trustee appointed to your shit show approving it.

Muddy
Muddy
May 1, 2024 9:57 pm

Conspiracy Theories and Antisemitism: Unveiling Trends Post-October 7th.
The above links to a very disappointing article from the International Institute for Counter Terrorism at Reichman University. Essentially, it pins practically every example of anti-semitic attacks post 7 Oct 2023 on an amorphous and vague ‘far right.’

While I don’t doubt that in Europe there are likely neo-n@zi organisations/street gangs and online activity, some of their evidence for attributing incidents to the ‘far right’ (and ONLY the right) is very loose.

One reference links to a broadcast news story about anti-semitic vandalism in the U.S., featuring the image of a male on CCTV who is clearly of African American origin. Without any further details, this individual is assumed to be ‘far right.’

They also use examples of placards at various public protests post 7 Oct, and indirectly lump those into the ‘far right’ basket also.

I don’t know much at all about the ADL in the U.S., but if this is the quality of research they support, they’re not doing themselves any favours.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 1, 2024 10:01 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmYug0g1s2I

Sliante to all you horrible mob. I’m having a couple of single malts, and reading Robert Menzies – remember him – diary of his visit to wartime England, in 1941.

If there is any activity that brands a man as hopelessly conservative, and not interested in this disgusting society, I’d like to know what it is.

Indolent
Indolent
May 1, 2024 10:06 pm
KevinM
KevinM
May 1, 2024 10:56 pm

Barking Toad
May 1, 2024 9:28 pm

ZK2A, the Plonk and Knickerless know they are fcuked so are throwing all sorts of crap about, mainly for the media, that Reynolds will ignore.

That $2.45M of taxpayers money has been largely spent – time on the Gold Coast, Maldives holiday, matching clobber to fly away in and, of course, the shack in France. FFS, it would have cost a cuppla grand to ship the dog to France while they snogged in 1st class and then flying back to Perth. Then there’s the ongoing legal fees.

Could that property be subject to part of settlement?

Sancho asked, ‘if they were smart’ ?

If they were smart none of this would have happened, take the money, STFU and run, disappear for ever, but noooo, the fat pig had to be heard and be in the limelight.

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