Open Thread – Mon 29 April 2024


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Tom
Tom
April 29, 2024 12:11 am
Nelson_Kidd-Players
Nelson_Kidd-Players
April 29, 2024 12:12 am

And so we return to the beginning…

(…of the working week.)

Nelson_Kidd-Players
Nelson_Kidd-Players
April 29, 2024 12:16 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2024 4:00 am
rosie
rosie
April 29, 2024 4:00 am

‘Confected narrative’.
No unlike you, I don’t make up or embellish stories.
I was fascinated because she was so matter of fact about growing up working class Scottish.
I was stunned that her father expected her to tolerate it (I won’t detail the particular episode of violence that ought to have swayed a loving father to intervene).

Domestic violence is a real problem in some communities, are you saying that’s not true either?

Tom
Tom
April 29, 2024 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2024 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2024 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2024 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2024 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2024 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2024 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2024 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2024 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2024 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
April 29, 2024 4:10 am

Tina Norton.

Tom
Tom
April 29, 2024 4:10 am
rosie
rosie
April 29, 2024 4:37 am
rosie
rosie
April 29, 2024 4:40 am
rosie
rosie
April 29, 2024 4:53 am
Miltonf
Miltonf
April 29, 2024 5:07 am

The modern political class

Vain, haughty and brazenly disdainful of working people – we now know what wokeness in power looks like.

?Like the anal abomination in canbra.

Humza Yousaf is everything that’s wrong with modern politics – spiked (spiked-online.com)

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 29, 2024 6:37 am

Broelman’s best ever cartoon.

Tom
Tom
April 29, 2024 7:18 am

Lawfare update from Australian Associated Press:

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson made a hateful tweet against a Greens senator because of her decades-long tendency to make similarly racist remarks, a Federal Court judge is expecting to be told.

A five-day hate-speech trial is scheduled to begin in the Federal Court on Monday (today) when Greens federal deputy leader Mehreen Faruqi will allege Senator Hanson engaged in racial discrimination through a September 2022 tweet.

At the time, Senator Hanson wrote that Senator Faruqi should “pack (her) bags and piss off back to Pakistan”.

The tweet came in response to the Greens senator’s comments following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Senator Faruqi wrote she could not mourn the passing of the leader of a “racist empire built on stolen lives, land and wealth of colonised peoples”.

In the lawsuit, the One Nation head is accused of engaging in unlawful offensive behaviour of racial discrimination because of the tweet.

Senator Faruqi is seeking $150,000 in damages.

In response, Senator Hanson has denied the social media post was sent due to anyone’s race, colour, national or ethnic origin.

In March, Justice Angus Stewart dismissed an attempt to eliminate a wide range of evidence proposed by the deputy Greens leader for the trial.

This included expert reports on racism and the phrase “go back to where you came from”, as well as evidence purporting to show a decades-long tendency by Senator Hanson to make racist remarks.

“(If) she has a tendency to make public statements because of the race, colour or national or ethnic origin of a person or a group of people or to engage in commentary consistent with holding white supremacist views, it is more likely that she published the tweet in question because of’ the asserted reason,” Justice Stewart wrote previously.

Both senators are expected to get into the witness box to give evidence.

shatterzzz
April 29, 2024 7:25 am

The number of students with disabilities has been growing at lightning speed, jumping almost 40% since 2017. Social or emotional disabilities have grown at almost 10% a year. This compares with enrolment growth of 1% a year over the same period.
Not all that hard to fathom out when it began .. Once ADHD & Autism (mild) were put on the CentreLink hand-out list both have reache depidemic proportions .. Put the sugar on the table and folk will eat the cake .. worx everytime ..!
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2024/apr/29/how-the-rise-of-autism-and-adhd-fractured-australias-schools

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
April 29, 2024 7:32 am

Unhinged 63-Year-Old New York Leftist with TDS Gets Rude Awakening – Is Arrested for Keying Pickup Truck with ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Sticker in Florida
?https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/04/63-year-old-new-york-leftist-tds-arrested/
Sometimes there IS justice. Not often, but sometimes.
Were I the owner, I would go for the most expensive paint job I could find.

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KevinM
KevinM
April 29, 2024 7:34 am

I came across this in my news feed, never heard of him I must confess, not having been trained in economic theory, for which I am forever grateful

Still an interesting read, what grabbed my attention was the relationship between society, state and markets.

There, in my opinion, cannot be an unfettered free for all “free markets”.
It would destroy civil society.

But at the same time there should be limits as to how far the state can control. (Specially support, manipulate preferred entities.)

KevinM
KevinM
April 29, 2024 7:37 am

calli
April 28, 2024 6:36 pm

Also…I never downtick.

I do, not often mind, but when I see a post so out of this world that I know no reasonable argument will prevail, I just downtick.
Doing anything else is a waste of time unless you are charitable and let it pass, well, I am not.

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2024 7:38 am

There, in my opinion, cannot be an unfettered free for all “free markets”.

It would destroy civil society.

But at the same time there should be limits as to how far the state can control. (Specially support, manipulate preferred entities.)

Totalitarian political systems such as socialism destroy civil society.

They can’t abide the competition to their authority.

Civil society can only flourish where there is a good measure of freedom, including economic freedom.

shatterzzz
April 29, 2024 7:40 am

Surprised it took this long to make the “news” .. but, thankfully, “our” ABC never shirks when the background “truth” needs airing ……… !

The parents of the 16-year-old who stabbed a Sydney bishop have spoken publicly for the first time, detailing their son’s serious anger management issues, longstanding mental health concerns and suspected autism spectrum disorder.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-29/parents-of-teenager-who-stabbed-bishop-give-first-interview/103767910

Crossie
Crossie
April 29, 2024 7:41 am

Yousaf’s rule is proof that identity politics is the implacable foe of class politics. His is a regime sniffy about working people’s desires for a better life. So in his infamous ‘white’ speech, he included trade-union leaders. Thatcher denounced them as demagogues, Yousaf denounces them as white. His run-in with that nurse concerned about her pay suggests he even sees working women as an oppressive force, visiting their ‘patronising’ views on our poor, put-upon government minister. 

This Brendan O’Neill tirade about Scotland’s First Minister could have been written about Albo who is more offended about internet memes than the state of the nation. Our rulers are all sociopaths or psychopaths these days. I know that most of them in the past were such but they hid it better, the current crop think that in you face is the best approach.

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2024 7:43 am

Broelman actually nails it today.

And another classic from Leak Jr.

Thanks, Tom.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
April 29, 2024 7:44 am

In case you were wondering what all these campus protests are really all about, this should answer any remaining questions.

During an anti-Israel campus protest at George Washington University this weekend, a speaker said ‘We must have a revolution so we can have a socialist reconstruction of the United States of America.’

That’s the quiet part out loud right there. Do you think this is what the founders of George Washington University had in mind for their school?

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/04/there-it-is-campus-protester-says-we-must/
The current hysteria isn’t about rights, or women’s safety, or voices for Aboriginals, it’s another attempt to create chaos by Communists who would impose on us what they know people won’t vote for.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 29, 2024 7:46 am

Crazy stances the lefty media takes.
They get upset about civilian deaths in Gaza, then start praising a criminal who is in jail because he organised a bombing of innocents in a marketplace in Tel Aviv.
Why? Because he wrote a book.

shatterzzz
April 29, 2024 7:47 am

Oh dear! .. Seems Iraq hasn’t been overly impressed with the “queers for Gaza ” movement and their organized protests .. Now it’s offering a choice .. high building or 15 years gaol .. LOL!
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-28/iraq-criminalises-same-sex-relationships/103778096

will
will
April 29, 2024 7:48 am

Dilbert:

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Boambee John
Boambee John
April 29, 2024 7:51 am

Via Tom

In March, Justice Angus Stewart dismissed an attempt to eliminate a wide range of evidence proposed by the deputy Greens leader for the trial.

This included expert reports on racism and the phrase “go back to where you came from”,

If “go back to where you came from” is a waysissst saying, how can nations be “de-colonised”?

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
April 29, 2024 7:53 am

Oaths of allegiance are taken by the military, used to be also the Commonwealth Public Service, and hopefully still by politicians, although any promise by a Green would be suspect.
Do newly made citizens still do it?

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
April 29, 2024 7:53 am

In today’s Oz.

James Allan
Why Elon Musk is right to fight politics of online censorship

How many readers remember back to May 2020 when George Floyd was killed in police custody in Minneapolis? 

There were minutes-long videos of this event, all confronting and violent. These videos no doubt played a part in having one of the police officers involved convicted of murder for Floyd’s death. And all of us could watch these videos on social media online and make up our own minds. 

What readers will not recall is any push to have the videos removed from all the main online platforms. That’s because none of the great and good – no eSafety Commissioner nor anyone else – ever pushed for this sort of censorship of the online content. 

So confronting violence, indeed an actual filmed killing, and still no push to remove the content. Because it was true content. And presumably it was also because many believed people could be left to decide for themselves what that content indicated. Oh, and by the way, one of the direct effects of this Floyd video was months and months of violent riots across many US cities. But the long-term benefits of free speech and open access to the truth trumped all such considerations.

Now, put that to one side for a moment and turn to the current fight between Elon Musk and the Albanese government (supported by eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant) over the latter’s desire that X remove the video of the stabbing of the bishop in the Assyrian church in Sydney. 

The commissioner and the government, and even sections of the Coalition, want the video taken down under threat of severe financial penalties. They want censorship of this video. Thus far the owner of X, Elon Musk, is saying no.

I agree with Musk. Here’s why. 

First off, all talk of this video being misinformation or disinformation is nonsense if not deliberate misdirection. In simple terms, misinformation is the jargony word for information that is believed to be false and inaccurate, together with a further calculation that it is likely to cause harm if the wider public has access to it. 

Disinformation is all that plus the further allegation that the falsity is deliberate.You could just say “that is factually wrong” for the first and “it is a lie” for the second. But censorship works better under the aegis of jargon and bureaucratese so people aren’t wholly sure what is being alleged. So the first point to make here is that the Assyrian church video is not conveying false information. (In fact, the bishop himself opposes the removal of the video on the grounds of free speech).

It is patently true information, just as the George Floyd video was. We watchers might draw differing conclusions from it. But there is no falsity about it; nor is anyone alleging it was staged or fake. So when Anthony Albanese describes the video in terms of “misinformation”, he is extending that term to include true information. The eSafety Commissioner and the PM, and even Dutton, want to remove online content that is true and accurate. Again, it’s hard to say that in clear terms so they resort to obfuscation and the language of “misinformation”.

Now of course there can be instances when a cost-benefit analysis leads us to conclude that true information should be withheld from the wider public. 

I can certainly think of things, true things, that I would nevertheless take down from the internet – a recipe for making biological weapons out of things you’d find in your kitchen; the names of active undercover police agents who have infiltrated crime syndicates; and so on. 

This video, however, does not come close to any of those. It looks a lot like the case of the George Floyd video. The difference here is that the government doesn’t like the truth the video is conveying. With the Floyd videos it did. There seem to be favoured and disfavoured groups. Heck, it’s not even the case that the Assyrian church video will lead to anything like the months and months of destructive riots we saw in the US after the Floyd videos.

Nor is there any plausibility to comparing this church video to pedophilia or the sort of obscenity I would support being removed as online content. What those who support the removal of true and publicly important content from the online platforms need to tell us is why the harms so massively outweigh the public’s right to know that censorship is warranted. 

With my examples of biological weapons and police undercover agents, it’s pretty easy to do that. With this video, given all the other online violent true content from the Sydney Opera House to many BLM incidents that no one censors, Musk is right. It should stay online.

Here’s another factor. We have just lived through 2½ years of the greatest inroads on our civil liberties in perhaps two centuries. The government and public health caste labelled all sorts of dissenting views as misinformation, yet those views proved to be true. Think of where the virus came from; whether vaccines stopped the contracting and transmission of the disease; the effectiveness of masks; the long-term costs of school closures; the effects on our economy; the list goes on. 

Yet these were nevertheless labelled misinformation and attempts were made to silence those who spoke these things. Then there was the voice. The official fact-checkers labelled all sorts of claims by the No case to be wrong when, in my professional view as a constitutional lawyer, none was. Not one. It really was virtually one-way fact-checking, too.
In a liberal democracy you should be incredibly wary to censor anything as what will prove to be true is hard to know at the time. But when it comes to what you know already to be patently true, you should have to meet an incredibly high standard before doing so. And it should be a standard that is neutral between political points of view. Neither is the case here so I’m with Musk on this one. 

And, as a conservative, I also think it’s a bad political mistake for some in the Libs to be throwing their lot in with the censors and those who downplay the benefits of free speech.

will
will
April 29, 2024 7:55 am

Travel vlog (or whatever Gen X calls them):

Back to Manila for the first time in several years. Traffic still a nightmare even at midnight. Needed to go across town for a business appointment. Relatives of the honey drove. Stopped twice for “traffic infringements”, first by police, second by Main Roads Inspectors. Threatened with dire legal consequences. “Can we fix this now?” Bribes paid.

Now in a small town on an island to the south. Incredible growth of wealth and prosperity observed. Lots of traffic, new cards, Toyotas Hummers, Audis, massive new property developments. Still lots of poverty, but incredible optimism.

Crossie
Crossie
April 29, 2024 7:57 am

Civil society can only flourish where there is a good measure of freedom, including economic freedom.

Roger, we can’t have the plebs getting rich and then having ideas above their station. Look how Elon Musk turned out, he used to be the lefties’ darling with the Tesla cars but once he got so rich that he could buy Twitter and practice free speech he became the enemy. The powers that be are now minimising the risk of that happening again.

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2024 8:00 am

…suspected autism spectrum disorder.

Speaking of which:

How the rise of autism and ADHD fractured Australia’s schools

  • The Guardian

Delayed parenthood appears to be a significant factor in the incidence of autism:

There is growing evidence that older fathers and mothers (over 45 years) are at increased chance of having a child with autism. Older parents, as a rule, are more likely to have children with developmental and other disorders. 

Autism Awareness Australia

Genetic mutations with age?

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2024 8:05 am

If “go back to where you came from” is a waysissst saying, how can nations be “de-colonised”?

Simple….only whites can be “racist.”

Yes, these people are quite serious.

And potentially quite dangerous.

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KevinM
KevinM
April 29, 2024 8:09 am

Crossie
April 29, 2024 7:57 am

Civil society can only flourish where there is a good measure of freedom, including economic freedom.

I agree with that completely, it’s the far reaching interference by governments that distorts the markets, be it socialism or fascism call it what you like.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 29, 2024 8:29 am

Just how crap must a film about how evil white people are be for the gruinaid to write a 150 word review with 2 stars..?

This bad.
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2024/apr/28/the-american-society-of-magical-negroes-review-kobi-libii-should-satire-be-this-polite

https://youtu.be/XEc0HLk4YHs

Crossie
Crossie
April 29, 2024 8:29 am

Nor is there any plausibility to comparing this church video to pedophilia or the sort of obscenity I would support being removed as online content. What those who support the removal of true and publicly important content from the online platforms need to tell us is why the harms so massively outweigh the public’s right to know that censorship is warranted. 

The problem is that they can’t permit free access to the video or they will have to admit that there is a group within our society who consider terrorism a legitimate expression of their religion. Having it all swept under the carpet advantages Labor’s electoral prospects which apparently outweigh the safety of the citizenry.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 29, 2024 8:32 am

These videos no doubt played a part in having one of the police officers involved convicted of murder for Floyd’s death.
Bull. The copper didn’t kill George Floyd. He was convicted to placate the black population.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 29, 2024 8:34 am

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April 29, 2024 8:40 am

Cosmopolitan magazine is returning to Australia
By jenna clarke

  • Associate Editor
  • 6:14AM April 29, 2024
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After a brutal cancellation, Cosmopolitan magazine is returning to Australia.
The iconic magazine for young women was shuttered after 45-years by former publisher Bauer Media in 2018.
Cosmo 2.0 will be introduced to a new generation of readers and advertisers by independent publisher Katarina Kroslakova in August.
“There’s nothing like Cosmo in our magazine landscape. Young women want to enhance their lives. They aim to live fully, unapologetically, and fulfil their potential. For young Australian women of today, no other publication has such a strong emotional connection or serves as an influential support network and a safe space for the sharing of knowledge,” Ms Kroslakova – a former Australian Financial Review magazine editor – told The Australian.
Cosmopolitan Australia will be a collaboration with KK Press and Heart Magazines International.
“Hearst approached us about a year ago, impressed by our success with T Australia: New York Times Style magazine. We began exploring the possibility of a Cosmopolitan relaunch around August or September last year, coinciding with our presentations to media agencies for T Australia. During these discussions, our commercial team mentioned the upcoming launch of Cosmo in 2024, and the reaction was overwhelmingly positive,” Ms Kroslakova added.

KevinM
KevinM
April 29, 2024 8:42 am

I have to cancel my social media links.
It makes me question how some adults function in life.

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2024 8:47 am

Roger, we can’t have the plebs getting rich and then having ideas above their station.

It’s not about being rich, but a general level of prosperity which provides for home ownership and economic independence from the state.

(Which Liberal and Labor policies over recent decades have self-evidently worked against, I should add.)

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Black Ball
Black Ball
April 29, 2024 8:49 am

The skank is back! Andrew Bolt:

An Australian academic can’t get much lower than to cheer on children parroting war cries against Israel.

Yet Dr Randa Abdel-Fattah last Friday clapped along as a boy of primary school age chanted “intifada, intifada”.

Also given the mic at Abdel-Fattah’s anti-Israel “family event” at Sydney University was a child chanting for Israel’s destruction from the river Jordan to the Mediterranean Sea: “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”

Abdel-Fattah, a Macquarie University fellow, is now getting big coverage for her latest stunt, but I’ve followed her for years and can say she’s said a lot worse, only to be rewarded, including by the Albanese Government.

For instance, I was shocked by her reaction to the 2018 murder of Melbourne cafe owner Sisto Malaspina by Islamist terrorist Hassan Khalif Shire Ali.

“I, an Australian Muslim, refuse to condemn the violence that took place on Bourke Street,” she wrote in The Age.

“To ask me to condemn is to strip me of my basic humanity.”

Really? My humanity felt strengthened by repudiating evil.

But Abdel-Fattah preferred in her article to condemn Australia’s “state-sponsored terrorism” and “patriarchal, racist, capitalist social order”.

It got worse. She recently helped publicise a leaked list of Jews on a WhatsApp website who were discussing the new anti-Semitism, and issued what to me sounded a threat: “to ensure that every space Zionists enter is culturally unsafe for them’.

This year for International Women’s Day she even shared a poster on her Instagram page of “a few of the many icons of unstoppable Palestinian women that have inspired us”.

They included Islamist terrorist Leila Khaled, who hijacked two passenger jets around 50 years ago, and Dalal Mughrabi, who in 1978 joined a terrorist raid on Israel which slaughtered 38 civilians, including 13 children and an American wildlife photographer, a woman who pointed the way to Tel Aviv and was shot dead by Mughrabi herself

With that record I believe Abdel-Fattah shouldn’t hold job in any Australian university, yet she not only has one at Macquarie but was given $802,000 by the Albanese Government to help activists like her make common cause with other Left-wing groups here, especially Aboriginal ones.

The State Library of NSW also paid her to head a jury to judge one of this year’s NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

Now she’s encouraging even children in Australia to cry for intifada. Why on earth are we paying her?

There is much material for Dutton to use. “Why Prime Minister are you spending $800k on activist whores who hate the West?”
And the question shouldn’t be why we are paying for this shite Mr Bolt, it is why she isn’t in a cell awaiting incitement trial or hate speech.
I’m sure the eSafety Commissioner is onto it.

Diogenes
Diogenes
April 29, 2024 8:55 am

The commissioner and the government, and even sections of the Coalition, want the video taken down under threat of severe financial penalties. They want censorship of this video. Thus far the owner of X, Elon Musk, is saying no.

What is lost in all the discussion is the fact X has complied with the takedown order IN Australia. Unless you use a VPN you cannot see it.

What Musk is objecting to is the worldwide ban.

You could easily see where this might all end … a Russian court ordered all video of damage done to Russian troops or equipment to be illegal worldwide; the Ukrainians banning any video alluding to corruption in that country or critical of Prez Vlod; or Iranian courts order the removal of any video where the ladies are exposing more than 10cm2 of flesh; or an Iraqi court forbidding any mention or gays or trans.

duncanm
duncanm
April 29, 2024 8:55 am

Pauline’s latest

Project Karen

Black Ball
Black Ball
April 29, 2024 9:00 am

And Daily Telegraph alerts me to great news:

An Assyrian Christian bishop has returned to his western Sydney church after he was stabbed by an alleged teen terrorist almost two weeks ago.

Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel was met by a standing ovation at the Christ The Good Shepherd Church on Sunday evening as he arrived to deliver a sermon for Palm Sunday.

Standing at the same pulpit where he was stabbed, and wearing an eyepatch, the bishop began the service in Arabic before declaring that: “In Christ we are one, in Christ we are always united regardless of what our differences are, as theological, dogmatic or kinetical differences, but in Christ we are always united.”

The bishop addressed his alleged attacker, telling him “I love you and I will always pray for you” before addressing Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and the Australian government as he launched into a rant on free speech and censorship.

“To our beloved Australian government… I believe in one thing and that is the integrity and the identity of the human being,” he said.

“Every human being has the right to freedom of speech and freedom of religion… I should not worry for my life to be exposed to threat or to be taken away.”

“For us to say because of this freedom of speech, it is causing dramas and dilemmas therefore everything should be censored, where is democracy, where is humanity, where is integrity.”

The bishop also thanked a long list of people who had sent letters or flowers following the incident, including multi faith church leaders from around Sydney and overseas, local council members, local community organisations and the Abdallah family.

“I am indebted to them for the rest of my life, forever,” the bishop said of his wellwishers, appearing to wipe away tears as he proceeded through the list.

It comes after a priest Father Isaac Royal was back in the congregation to commemorate Palm Sunday, which marks the beginning of Holy Week, the final week of lent before the Orthodox Easter.

“Father Royel is back today, but I don’t know if he’ll be back full time,” Secretary to the Bishop Daniel Kochou said.

“People are a little shaken but the other thing is most of our people are Iraqi or Syrian born so they’re used to conflict,” he said.

“Their faith is strong.”

On Thursday, the Christ the Good Shepherd Church released an 11-minute video of Bishop Emmanuel expressing his wish for footage of the attack to remain online after Australia’s eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman-Grant ordered X and Meta to remove the footage.

“I do acknowledge the Australian government’s desire to have the videos removed because of their graphic nature,” Bishop Emmanuel said in the video.

“It would be of great concern if people used the attack on me to serve their own political interest to control free speech.”

Following the Bishop’s stabbing, large crowds massed outside the church, with multiple police officers injured in the riots.

On Wednesday, more than 400 officers were involved in sweeping searches across Sydney as part of a counter terrorism investigation linked to the stabbing. Five teenagers aged between 14 and 17 were charged with terrorism offences.

The 16-year-old boy who allegedly attacked the bishop is still before the courts and has not entered a plea.

What courage. The bishop is a marked man now so to continue with his work is magnificent.
That sound you hear is the collective grinding of teeth by those that failed to kill him, and also Albo and the commissar for his smackdown of them.

Cassie of Sydney
April 29, 2024 9:00 am

We’ve all seen the footage from London of Gideon Falter, the British Jew who, just a few weeks ago during yet another pro-Hamas hate the Jews protest, was stopped from crossing a London street by a policeman for being too ‘openly Jewish’.

LOL.

In London on Saturday there was yet another pro-Hamas hate the Jews protest, such hate fests are now a weekly occurrence in London. But get this, the London plod is now so utterly shit scared of the far-left, the not so far-left and the Islamist scum that they are authorising the covering up the Holocaust memorial in London’s Hyde Park so as not to inflame and offend the far-left, the not so far-left and the Islamist scum. Clearly the London plod thought that the Hyde Park statue might also be too ‘openly Jewish’. LOL.

Except none of this is funny. In 2024 statues of murdered Jews are now offensive to the far-left, the not so far-left and the Islamist scum and need to be covered. Gosh, ain’t multiculturalism wonderful?

Further to Gideon Falter. Falter heads the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAA) in the UK, a noble cause for sure. He is a journalist and bigwig in some official UK Jewish communal organisations. Except these communal organisations, like most of the major communal organisations here in OZ, apart from the truly marvellous AJA (only created in late 2017), must bear some blame for what has occurred since October 7 2023. For the last two decades, too many of these major Jewish organisations have tiptoed around the issue of Islamic aggression, hate and violence, almost all of them have signed up to the bullshit of multiculturism, and they have spent their time trying to cosy up to ‘Muslim groups’. But worse, these ‘communal organisations’ have tried to gaslight the community into thinking that the major threats to Jewish communities come from the ‘far-right’, except in the UK and here in OZ there is NO far-right. I remember how they joined in the demonising and denouncing of Senator Fraser Anning, never mind the fact that Anning was (and remains) very supportive of Jews and Israel. Another group, desperate to prove and flex its progressive muscles, even invited harridan Lidia Thorpe to speak. Should I laugh? No, because it is not funny.

But back to Gideon Falter, in November 2023 there was a large march through London organised by the CAA. The purpose of the march was to condemn the explosion in Jew hatred since October 7, a hatred that has blanketed and suffocated the whole of the UK. Falter was one of the organisers of the rally. In attendance were thousands of people, including many celebrities, but it was mainly attended by ordinary British men and women who were dismayed and shocked by this explosion of Jew hatred in the country they live and love. And a certain working class and very patriotic lad from Luton, a lad pilloried by the Jewish and non-Jewish establishment, attempted to join the march. Before I go on I must add that this working class lad from Luton is now almost a middle aged man. This ‘lad” is and always has been a strong and passionate supporters of Jews and Israel (the lad has been to Israel). Many UK Jews support this lad from Luton. And in November this ‘lad from Luton’ wanted to join the march against Jew hatred but Gideon Falter and other pompous bigwigs put a stop to that. Falter said, referring to this working class lad from Luton and other patriots, that they are ‘not welcome at our solidarity march on Sunday 26 November‘. So, on the morning of the solidarity march this lad from Luton, sitting in a London cafe calmly having a coffee and egg and bacon sambo with his Jewish and non-Jewish friends, was dragged away from the cafe by London plod and he subsequently charged and forbidden to enter the capital for two or three months. So there we have it, London in 2023 and 2024 is where an indigenous English man is banned whilst Hamas supporters are celebrated and heralded.

Watching the footage of Falter being told by a dumb arsed politically compromised London plod that he was too ‘openly Jewish’, I was and remain furious but I also recalled Falter’s snobbish treatment of the lad from Luton, and that treatment still makes me furious. Actions incur consequences, you deserve this Gideon, you reap what you sow.

An update on the lad from Luton. Last week, ironically on St Georges Day, the charges against this lad from Luton were thrown out in court.

Finally, Gideon Falter owes the working class lad from Luton an apology. And if Gideon Falter was truly brave, next time he should take the lad from Luton to one of these pro-Hamas hate the Jews marches and he and the lad from Luton should stand proudly together side by side.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 29, 2024 9:02 am

1 hour ago

Allan ‘deeply humbled’ to appear at truth and justice commissionStaff writers

Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan has said she would be “deeply humbled” to be the first Australian leader to sit before the Indigenous truth and justice commission later today.
“I recognise the significance of my role as Premier of Victoria and what that means to come before the commissioners to tell the truth about the colonial settlement of Victoria and the impact and the lasting impact that it’s had on First Peoples in this state, and how central telling this truth and telling this history is on our journey towards treaty,” Ms Allan told the ABC.
“There’s a large number (of recommendations) we’ve accepted in principle and some are under further consideration.
“That is because many of the recommendations go to the really complex and challenging issues around the structures of our justice system.
“They go to the issues and the pathway that the commission presented goes to some complex legal and policy questions that government also needs to work through.
“We need the time to do that. We need to do things differently as well.”
She said historical patterns of government dictating outcomes for Indigenous people would not be repeated because of the way treaty negotiations have been structured.
“It’s been designed in a format that brings the parties to the table as equals,” Ms Allen said.
“And to reinforce that equal sitting around the negotiation table, to work through the matters, we have that independent umpire, the treaty authority, to oversee the work.
“To break the pattern of the past where we know that the entrenched disadvantage – we haven’t been able to shift the dial, whether it’s because additional funding, the programs, have not had that principle, that foundation, of self-determination at the heart of that work.
“Treaty is designed in a very, very different way and, as I said, there’s an independent umpire sitting over the top of the process.
“That will also play a really important role to maintain that equality of the parties across the negotiation table.
The Premier said she saw an opportunity coming to see the truth and tell it, as well as look at the ways in which school curriculums could be strengthened when teaching Indigenous affairs.
“There is the opportunity to consider how we lift the understanding of everyone in our community of what happened – what happened all those decades and centuries ago, the massacres that occurred across the state.
“It saddens me that I did not have the opportunity to learn that at a much younger age, but there is the opportunity that kids in our schools now are learning that.
“But I think there is a lot more we can do because, again, when we fully understand the history of how we all got to this point in time, the dispossession that occurred, the massacres, the removal of the disconnection from country and land and what that means in an ongoing sense, that is such an important part of collectively, together, moving through that treaty.”
By Grace Baldwin

Rufus T Firefly
Rufus T Firefly
April 29, 2024 9:07 am

Prof Jill Stein, (a Presidential candidate), has been arrested in St Louis for participating in a protest at Washington University.

Big deal I hear you say and I quite agree.

It got me thinking though, imagine this had occurred in Russia, China or Iran.
What frenzy would the lapdog press have put us through?
Jailing a political opponent, ……., goodness me, it must be time for regime change!

On a similar topic, the US information services declared last week, that
“(the) Putin” had nothing to do with Navalny’s death.

I cannot imagine why that piece of information was not more widespread.
Does this mean that his wife’s campaign for “Empress of the World” is now finished?

Black Ball
Black Ball
April 29, 2024 9:16 am

Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan has said she would be “deeply humbled” to be the first Australian leader to sit before the Indigenous truth and justice commission later today.

Go the whole hog Ms Allan and get the ochre on the face and a few feathers in the hair. FMD.
Speaking of such things, did anybody see the return of the spears Captain Cook had? Three young men draping leaves over them, whilst wearing suits, presumably to cleanse the spears from white cooties. Incredible to see.

132andBush
132andBush
April 29, 2024 9:22 am

Mehreen Faruqi taking Pauline Hanson to court?

The same slag that stood in solidarity with those brain dead students holding the “Keep The World Clean from Jews” poster at one of the early anti semitic rallies?
That Mehreen Faruqi?

Pauline Hanson was very restrained, IMHO.

Makka
Makka
April 29, 2024 9:24 am

Loading up your kids with white guilt and self hate. Another generation of young leftist activists to pour out of our schools.Sicktoria.

The Premier said she saw an opportunity coming to see the truth and tell it, as well as look at the ways in which school curriculums could be strengthened when teaching Indigenous affairs.

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rosie
rosie
April 29, 2024 9:36 am

“Assyrian Orthodox bishop, whose inflammatory comments about Islam and the Prophet Muhammad had been viewed by millions online.”
What inflammatory comments?
If you don’t like what he preaches, don’t watch his channel.
the only one I’ve seen he uses the bible and the koran to show that mo described Christ as ‘the Word’ an admission that He is God.

‘in the beginning’
I guess anything is inflammatory

Makka
Makka
April 29, 2024 9:37 am

ZK2A,

Have you seen any reputable reviews of this book? E book out now , hardcover on 9 May.

The Traitor of Arnhem: WWII’s Greatest Betrayal and the Moment That Changed History Forever 

Black Ball
Black Ball
April 29, 2024 9:38 am

Bruce Pascoe getting aroused by the prospect of another work of fiction being written to coincide with the ‘strengthening of the curriculum’.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 29, 2024 9:38 am

Doing the usual and forgetting the thread change, so here’s my morning’s worth from ye olde fred.

Re Aboriginal men and violence against women:

There is a cultural issue here to be addressed too. Violence against women was an integral component of traditional aboriginal culture. From my reading of “Commonwealth of Thieves’ by Tom Keneally, a basic leftie who concentrates whole chapters on the condition of aborigines in the first four years of Sydney, drawing on reports untampered by later ages, it is patently clear that aboriginal women lived in a culture of vicious violence towards them for a myriad of imagined slights and cultural wrongs, including sorcery. They were also sexual chattels, traded, raped and fought over. Anthropological studies, in the days before that discipline went ‘woke’, also showed this, even though more attention was paid in recent times to women’s own ritual life; but the violence still permeates the reports.

In modern times this violence has been sustained and even enhanced by a poor sense of worth in aboriginal men confined to the fringes of employment or made completely dependent in remote ‘community’ hellholes. Extolling the virtues of aboriginal ‘culture’ is something that should cease. Bring in some more Christian teachers and clergy to help out. Churches should start a big and government-approved campaign to get more converts into the peaceful associative traditions of Christian life. Self-worth can help to destroy welfare dependence. I am not joking.

Old working class cultures could also be violent towards women, although it tended to be socially condemned, particularly by Christian men, who also saw women’s protection enhanced by modesty and by what one old bloke in the 60’s described to me as ‘the marriage lines’, i.e. the vows made. Men also used to sign ‘the pledge’ against drinking promoted by the temperance movement, very big in the later years of the C19th and early C20th.
Endorsing marriage and moderate or no drinking is also an interesting trend seen in some of todays young people. Pendulums swinging from the 60’s?

——

Here’s a history of the Temperance Movement in Australia. Link is Wiki if it doesn’t work. It contributed to some restrictions on alcohol use which became far too onerous for most voters, and never reached the heights of prohibition, as it did in the US.

Most such ‘moral’ movements stem from situations that have become dire and out of control, such as the heavy use of spirits rather than beer and wine in the US during the post-War exuberant culture of the Roaring Twenties and the Hollywood Era reaching into small towns everywhere. Drug use – amphetamines and heroin in particular – have reach similar proportions of harm in many Australian rural towns and amongst homeless populations in urban areas.

I am not arguing for any particular responses, many are possible and some are working, others have failed, but they will arise ‘organically’ from within communities the worse it gets. The exception is aboriginal remote communities where so many cards are stacked against the few – mainly elderly women – who try to resist the tide of abuses.

Crossie
Crossie
April 29, 2024 9:39 am

“There’s nothing like Cosmo in our magazine landscape. Young women want to enhance their lives. They aim to live fully, unapologetically, and fulfil their potential. For young Australian women of today, no other publication has such a strong emotional connection or serves as an influential support network and a safe space for the sharing of knowledge,” Ms Kroslakova – a former Australian Financial Review magazine editor – told The Australian.

How quickly we forget that it was Cleo, shepherded by Ita Buttrose, which was the Australian and the more popular version of the American Cosmo.

Cassie of Sydney
April 29, 2024 9:43 am

The same slag that stood in solidarity with those brain dead students holding the “Keep The World Clean from Jews” poster at one of the early anti semitic rallies?
That Mehreen Faruqi?”

Yes…and that slag stood smiling with those brain dead students. That slag clearly liked what she saw.

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2024 9:46 am

Does the British government have a representative at the VIC truth telling commission? They could explain that any massacres didn’t have official approval.

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Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 29, 2024 9:58 am

Soviet traitor and Cambridge Five spy ring member Anthony Blunt may also have passed secrets to the Nazis resulting in deaths of thousands of Allied troops, new book claims
Daily Mail.

Miltonf
Miltonf
April 29, 2024 10:09 am

Who was the woman about who An?al said ‘smash her’?

MatrixTransform
April 29, 2024 10:11 am

Domestic violence is a real problem in some communities, are you saying that’s not true either?

well prosecuted Perry Mason

this place has become like 3:30 tram chock-a-block with schoolgirl opinions

it is so underwhelming dealing with the 3 stooges and pony-girl

and their vapid gibber every day

and you wonder why readership is low

maybe it isn’t the new format

calli
calli
April 29, 2024 10:20 am

It was then Health Minister, Sussan Ley, Miltonf.

To the laughter of those around him.

Labor has a “woman problem”, even the Labor females.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
April 29, 2024 10:20 am

Headline: Iraq criminalises same sex relationships and transgender people with threats of up to 15 years in prison

Queers for Gaza, eh? From the River to the Sea.

That’s working out well for them, isn’t it?

calli
calli
April 29, 2024 10:27 am

On another issue re format.

Will has linked to a Youtube and a thumbnail of the link has come up in the sidebar, compressing the main feed text to a tiny point size.

Is this a glitch or a feature?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 29, 2024 10:29 am

Shut up, Karen explained.

In defence of the eSafety Commissioner (Paywallian)
by Lorraine Finlay

Calls to abolish the eSafety Commissioner are shortsighted and will not only increase online risks but leave the tech companies to operate in Australia with little or no accountability.

Who might you ask is Mzzz Finlay? Why she’s a Human Rights Commissioner on the AHRC. Ain’t that amazing!

It’s Karens all the way down. Abolish both Inman Grant’s and Finlay’s gigs and leave us alone.

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JC
JC
April 29, 2024 10:32 am

it is so underwhelming dealing with the 3 stooges and pony-girl

and their vapid gibber every day

and you wonder why readership is low

maybe it isn’t the new format

Or maybe self absorbed bilge like this perhaps, Trans?

Quality commenting.

I had a lunch today at the pub

the food was shiite but the company was good.

there are some forums where your’e like a god and people hang on yr every word.

parts of my little world are like that

I’m the old man

the oracle

the bloke that makes people shit themselves when I enter the room

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2024 10:39 am

Calls to abolish the eSafety Commissioner are shortsighted and will not only increase online risks but leave the tech companies to operate in Australia with little or no accountability.

Given that the AHRC allowed the federal and state governments to act with little or no accountability during the covidiocy, Ms. Finlay will have to excuse me as I take her concern for our rights with a pound of salt.

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Diogenes
Diogenes
April 29, 2024 10:41 am

With the DV protests , I saw many signs saying it is a ‘man’ problem.

How do we square this circle?

Filicide is one sub-classification of domestic homicides. The others being intimate partner, parricide (killing of a parent) and siblicide (killing of a sibling). Filicide differs from the other sub-classifications in the nature of the gender of offenders.

?

Where the other sub-classifications are generally committed in higher levels by males, the gender of the offenders is equally distributed in filicide.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-08/mothers-murdering-their-children-on-the-rise-domestic-filicide/10793162

Muddy
Muddy
April 29, 2024 10:46 am

Those sociopathic feckers at my former employer, Queensland Health, are continuing to harass me for a fabricated ‘overpayment’ of just over $10,000, for part of the 2.5 year period when I was stood down without pay due to my unwaxxed status (the last nine months of which was perpetuated without formal authority).

Having explained repeatedly that the fraud they alleged was impossible for me to conduct due to my lack of access to the relevant software (a point easily and quickly proven by searching the I.T. access records), they are nevertheless persisting in attempting to extort from me the sum mentioned above. (Which I don’t owe, and certainly don’t possess after they stole approximately $95,000 from me in terms of lost wages, super, etc).

Raising the issue of a gross breach of the Qld Public Service Code of Conduct with my state (Lieboral) member met with a ‘Yeah, whatever’ response, and now QH are threatening me with legal action.

At a time when my hours at my new job have dropped to zero, this harassment is not helping either my physical or mental health. I am very, very tempted to write assertive emails to certain people, but I know that will only get me a mention on a ‘special people’ list.

Breathe, Muddy, just breathe.

(I’m not seeking sympathy, as I know many have their own problems. I did want to vent, however, and remind people that regardless of their party, none of our political reps give a toss about anyone other than themselves and how much they can strip from the public purse).

JC
JC
April 29, 2024 10:48 am

Nice get Mak S.

James Allan is always a great read.

This:

And, as a conservative, I also think it’s a bad political mistake for some in the Libs to be throwing their lot in with the censors and those who downplay the benefits of free speech.

Not just bad but totally disgusting that Dutton and others in the Libs should support censure.

Let’s be honest about Dutton. At the beginning of the apartheid referendum he was basically fence sitting and it was only when Jacinta Price revved up the NO side did he take a position on the vote.
He’s done for me.

Dutton is just Morrison with a bald head.

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Indolent
Indolent
April 29, 2024 10:53 am
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
April 29, 2024 11:04 am

Haha, student Nazis are starting to realize that outing oneself as a proud genocidal Nazi is not conducive towards future employment.

Pro-Hamas Protesters Seek Amnesty, Pardons to Protect Careers (28 Apr)

Some of the students who were arrested are now waking up to a harsh bit of reality, however. Their actions have consequences that can follow them long after they finish their time on campus. With that in mind, some of them have a new set of demands. They are calling for amnesty and the erasure of their arrest records and student records revealing that they have been suspended. …

As noted above, the students are fearful that their arrest records and suspensions will “follow them into their adult lives.” Based on their recent actions, I realize that we’re not dealing with the fastest set of tractors on the farm here, but I have a news flash for these rioters. Nearly every one of you is at least 18 years old and some of the juniors and seniors are in their twenties. You are already in your “adult life,” despite the fact that you’re not acting in a very mature fashion. 

At least they’ve now learned something at university, there is that.

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2024 11:21 am

…now QH are threatening me with legal action.

Ask them for the brief of evidence or the substance of the complaint in writing with all relevant material related to the allegations attached.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 29, 2024 11:22 am

Note to self: Remember you ate roasted beetroot last night and dont panic.

8ocqa6
Barking Toad
Barking Toad
April 29, 2024 11:23 am

At least they’ve now learned something at university, there is that.

Schadenfreude is beautiful.

Crossie
Crossie
April 29, 2024 11:25 am

Bruce of Newcastle

 April 29, 2024 11:04 am

Haha, student Nazis are starting to realize that outing oneself as a proud genocidal Nazi is not conducive towards future employment.

Pro-Hamas Protesters Seek Amnesty, Pardons to Protect Careers (28 Apr)

Thats why the rest of them are hiding behind masks and those checkered scarves. Anyone nearby should keep filming for when they take off the covering to eat or drink. Nastiness should have consequences and they know they are being horrible by trying to hide their identities. These are not just naive students.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 29, 2024 11:34 am

This one’s for agricultural Cats.

The Western Australia farmer, faced with shooting three thousand sheep – he couldn’t sell them, and he was almost out of feed – has found a buyer…

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
April 29, 2024 11:37 am

Amnesty? Absolution? Well well well, now some very Christian concepts have come storming back to their list of demands.
Bugger that- and, if these yoof are our best and brightest, bugger them. Columbia style, they should get the Call To Prayer blaring out of every frat house and faculty hall, and their six-figure, four year degrees debased to worthlessness. … they want the Religion of Peace, they should get it, good and hard.

rosie
rosie
April 29, 2024 11:37 am

The ‘three stooges and pony girl’ have been posting here for ten years plus but apparently it’s their fault readership is down.
As for Mr High Quality.
Sure.
Everyone wants to discuss how many sheets of toilet paper left on the roll demands a courtesy replacement.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 29, 2024 11:41 am

Gina Rinehart’s kids cop massive blow as judge gets more time to decide historic battlelines
Tim ClarkeThe West Australian
Mon, 29 April 2024 2:00AM

Another judge has dealt a blow to John and Bianca Rinehart, ruling comprehensively they were not entitled to view a cache of documents they claimed they needed to see. Credit: Halim Mellick/The West Australian

The judge tasked with deciding the multibillion-dollar legal battle between the families of WA’s mining pioneers — and between Gina Rinehart and her children — has been given another year on the job.
While another judge has dealt a blow to John and Bianca Rinehart, ruling comprehensively they were not entitled to view a cache of documents they claimed they needed to see.
Last year Justice Jennifer Smith sat in the middle of the months-long trial battling over the Pilbara’s Hope Downs area — which contains some of the most valuable resource tenements in the world.
And this year, in June she was due to retire from the bench.

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However, Attorney General John Quigley has made Justice Smith an auxiliary judge of the Supreme Court for another 12 months — meaning she will have longer to potentially consider and write her judgment in the Hancock case.
“Justice Smith is a highly regarded judge and I am pleased that the Supreme Court will continue to benefit from her extensive experience,” Mr Quigley said. “She is eminently suitable to continue serving the Supreme Court in the role of an auxiliary judge.”
The Hancock companies — led by Australia’s richest person Ms Rinehart — currently reap the benefits of Hope Downs, along with Rio Tinto.
But for the past decade, Wright Prospecting have legally argued they are entitled to a bigger stake — and more royalties — because of a partnership agreement dating back to the 1960s.
That deal was said to have been done between Ms Rinehart’s father Lang Hancock and Peter Wright — his school friend turned partner in some of the most significant geological discoveries in Australia history.
And nearly 60 years on, Wright’s descendants — his daughter Angela Bennett, and her late brother Michael’s daughters Leonie Baldock and Alexandra Burt — are claiming Hancock and its matriarch breached its duties as ongoing partners.
Months of evidence from all sides pored over the history of the original partnership between Hancock and Wright.
And it also aired accusations of fraud by John and Bianca against their mother — along with alleged tirades towards her father Lang and insults towards his wife Rose Porteous, including an alleged attempt to have her deported.
Also included in those was a claim from the children that they should be able to inspect and utilise more than 80 letters, faxes, emails, memorandums and meeting minutes in their case, including communication between Mrs Rinehart, Hancock Prospecting and their legal teams
Ms Rinehart’s lawyers had claimed legal professional privilege over the documents.
But Justice Natalie Whitby ruled those claims were “without merit”.
She also concluded that, in her view, the fraud claim by the children — based on allegations of debt reconstruction which left their trust on the brink of bankruptcy — was also on shaky ground.
“The evidence is capable of supporting a finding that HFMF (Hancock Foundation Memorial Fund) and HRL (Hancock Resources Limited) were in significant debt to HPPL (Hancock Prospecting) prior to the debt reconstruction transactions,” the ruling said.
The West Australian understands Ms Rinehart’s team have been buoyed by that finding, ahead of the Justice Smith’s pending judgment.
When that will come is still not confirmed

Makka
Makka
April 29, 2024 11:47 am

Pro-Hamas Protesters Seek Amnesty, Pardons to Protect Careers (28 Apr)

They are already cooked.

Recruitment Manager (At major NY firm with many Jewish Board members and senior shareholders): I see you attended NYU/Columbia/Harvard etc during the Spring of ’24.
Applicant: Yes, I was (smile).
RM: Thanks for the taking the time to drop in today. We’ll get back to you in due course.

<crickets chirping>

rosie
rosie
April 29, 2024 11:47 am

I watched a bit of some serial killer doco last night.
A reminder that in the 70s and 80s when the victims were mainly prostitutes there was a deal of indifferent, in the media, the police force and from people in general.
Only when school girls and university students started getting killed anyone took more interest.
The 1970s ‘Take Back The Night’ protests in that context were pretty reasonable.
One of the positive changes is that people don’t quietly tolerate child abuse, sexual abuse or DV any more.
Not in mainstream Australia, anyhow.
These days its confected outrage targetting those that dont for political reasons.
Very few people have the qualities of a Yorkshire Ripper or Freeway Strangler.
P

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2024 11:49 am

The same is true of liberalism.

Not to the same extent.

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2024 11:51 am

Absolution? Well well well, now some very Christian concepts have come storming back to their list of demands.

In Christianity absolution is given to those who express contrition.

That’s not the same as fear of the temporal consequences of one’s actions.

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2024 11:59 am

The $61 billion was just the beginning. The next two U.S. presidents won’t be able to switch it off.

I doubt that, but no doubt they’ll do their best to make it so.

Makka
Makka
April 29, 2024 12:06 pm

CNN POLL:

— President Trump leads Biden 49% to 43% in a two-way race.

— President Trump leads Biden 42% to 33% including third party candidates.

— 55% say the Trump presidency was a success. 39% say the Biden presidency is a success.

https://twitter.com/RNCResearch/status/1784562715760992457

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Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
April 29, 2024 12:09 pm

Good to hear, Zulu. Trying to read the market with a mate up the road- I’m kinda counting on being able to get rising eight tooth hoggets in October for under $100 and selling lambs for similar, he doesn’t reckon the trade will get back to healthy ie $150lamb/$50 mutton levels until 2026.
In the meantime, it looks like a good break coming Wednesday, first of May. Had a stubble burning permit rejected because the wind is too perfect 🙁

MatrixTransform
April 29, 2024 12:10 pm

Quality commenting.

good dog… you found the ball

but you absolutely reek … wtf did you roll in?

here you go you dumb mutt … go fetch again

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2024 12:10 pm

Freedom is always the outcome of a set of conditions; not a condition itself.

That’s what I was saying.

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2024 12:11 pm

Look around you.

I don’t see much liberalism.

KevinM
KevinM
April 29, 2024 12:13 pm

The exception is aboriginal remote communities where so many cards are stacked against the few – mainly elderly women – who try to resist the tide of abuses.

Any community that has no real purpose in life and relies on government charity to exist is doomed to failure in the long run, which may not be long at all.

Roger
Roger
April 29, 2024 12:25 pm

Any community that has no real purpose in life and relies on government charity to exist is doomed to failure in the long run, which may not be long at all.

That doesn’t apply just to remote aboriginal communities.

JC
JC
April 29, 2024 12:28 pm

Kevin M

I read that Unheard piece you linked to. Part except here:

Polanyi set out to explain the massive economic and social transformations that he had witnessed during his lifetime: the end of the century of “relative peace” in Europe, from 1815 to 1914, and the subsequent descent into economic turmoil, fascism and war, which was still ongoing at the time of the book’s publication. He traced these upheavals back to a single, overarching cause: the rise of market liberalism in the early 19th century — the belief that society can and should be organised through self-regulating markets. For him, this represented nothing less than an ontological break with much of human history. Prior to the 19th century, he insisted, the human economy had always been “embedded” in society: it was subordinated to local politics, customs, religion and social relations. Land and labour, in particular, were not treated as commodities but as parts of an articulate whole — of life itself.

Did Polanyi appreciate what came before industrialization? We had feudalism.

I suspect that some people here are rustling around in the grass and really not understanding what it is they’re pining for. I suspect it’s something resembling the bland life of living in Portugal under Salazar.

But moreover, what isn’t currently subordinated to local politics, customs etc in the current world? And then there’s choice. You could actually decide to live the way you wish. We once had one of the site’s intellectual leaders refusing to buy any Chinese made spanner set and opted for a Korean made set. That’s choice. 🙂

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 29, 2024 12:28 pm

https://australianaviation.com.au/2024/04/boeing-officially-raises-australian-flag-on-apache-production-line/?utm_emailID=57fa4944d784b8563461cdb5ff98fa145cc204681293a913818f938ece3c56a7

Which we should have bought 20 years ago instead of the Tiger. Thanks JWH, you dick.
I must wonder though, if attack helos have any future over a battlefield against anything like a peer or near peer adversary.
We may get to something like the military future in Jerry Pournelle’s military SF where there are no flying machines anywhere near a battlefield.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 29, 2024 12:31 pm

I suspect it’s something resembling the bland life of living in Portugal under Salazar.

Pretty much poverty stricken according to Sara Hoyt who grew up there.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 29, 2024 12:31 pm

Nice twatter comment

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Imagine if you walked into your house, and realized that the furniture had been changed; the personal photos on the walls are not those of your family; the dog in the home is not yours. This is how most people currently feel in the West. They no longer recognize their societies. Parasitized Western leaders have unleashed an orgiastic immigration policy that has altered the fabric of the host societies in ways that have extinguished that which had existed for decades, centuries, if not millennia. And it was all done in the name of Suicidal Empathy.

duncanm
duncanm
April 29, 2024 12:31 pm

re: Faruqi 

her initial Tweet wasn’t offensive to the Queen or a large proportion of Oz ?

Diogenes
Diogenes
April 29, 2024 12:38 pm

Did Polanyi appreciate what came before industrialization? We had feudalism.

?
And in the towns the guilds formed a monopoly/oligarchy

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 29, 2024 12:44 pm

Peter Van O in his new job at the Daily Mail giving the readership what they want, and criticising Albo. Must be the first time ever:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13360513/Anthony-Albanese-womens-march-Peter-van-Onselen.html

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 29, 2024 12:53 pm
Top Ender
Top Ender
April 29, 2024 12:55 pm

Some nice pix of a 4WD and trailer completely flooded by a rising tide at K’gari.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13360571/Aussie-campers-50-000-disaster-simple-mistake-left-group-friends-stranded-Kgari-hefty-bill.html

That never used to happen in the old days when it was called Fraser Island.

Chris
Chris
April 29, 2024 1:07 pm

Augusto Zimmerman’s Triggering Thoughts of Tyranny in WA about the WA proposed gun laws (in Quadrant) is frustrating.
Firstly, his main point is that the WA Labor Misgovernment are trashing the years of effort and many years of everyone’s experience that went into the WA Law Reform Commission’s recommendations to improve the WA gun laws.

But the whole tone is buggered by going big picture on ‘right to self-defense’ and the ‘defense against tyranny’ angles, which are principles explicitly ruled out of public debate and placing shooters as loons for the mob inciters of Australian media.

We need a more basic approach that starts form reality in WA – which is that grubby, greedy politicians are abusing innocent people for their own aggrandisement in the media.

rosie
rosie
April 29, 2024 1:25 pm

“It’s been as successful then as people’s promotion of Israel as a gay mecca.”
Absolute.
Cringworthy every time I see something about gay idf, gay marriage in Israel.
Normalpeople aren’t interested in the West either.

Lysander
Lysander
April 29, 2024 1:34 pm
Lysander
Lysander
April 29, 2024 1:35 pm

If you chance upon anyone supporting the role of the eSafety Commissar, ask them how they will feel when the Libs win a Federal Election and appoint Andrew Bolt to the gig.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
April 29, 2024 1:38 pm

Pauline unfortunately is 200m back from the start line. Get a load of the presiding beaks bio, wow:

https://www8.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/NSWBarAssocNews/2019/80.pdf

Aaaand yes a Morrison Appointment.

Cassie of Sydney
April 29, 2024 1:51 pm

Absolute.
Cringworthy every time I see something about gay idf, gay marriage in Israel.

Yes…however I don’t mind Israel being painted as a place of refuge for gay Palestinian men, because that’s a fact.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
April 29, 2024 1:57 pm

Anyone wanting a sense of the “quality” of “evidence” the Yarrook bulcrap commission is about to unleash should grab a look at the submissions.

Search and filter evidence that has been presented to the Yoorrook Justice Commission as part of our formal truth-telling process into injustices experienced by First Peoples in Victoria.

Go for “elders truths”

Chris
Chris
April 29, 2024 2:11 pm

If you chance upon anyone supporting the role of the eSafety Commissar, ask them how they will feel when the Libs win a Federal Election and appoint Andrew Bolt to the gig.

Hmmm. I reckon Dutton might inspire more fear. But imagine Tony Abbott in the job. He would arrive for his installation escorted by Police through a barricade of GetUp Antifa freaks, and by morning tea time would have given the enemy a Golden Ticket to censor who they chose.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
April 29, 2024 2:16 pm

Eyrie

 April 29, 2024 8:32 am

These videos no doubt played a part in having one of the police officers involved convicted of murder for Floyd’s death.

Bull. The copper didn’t kill George Floyd. He was convicted to placate the black population.

By the very same criteria, the Ambos, Docs and Nurses who unsuccessfully treat a suicide who slashes their wrists and bleeds out, are liable for that persons death.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
April 29, 2024 2:20 pm

ZK2A:

 During these discussions, our commercial team mentioned the upcoming launch of Cosmo in 2024, and the reaction was overwhelmingly positive,” Ms Kroslakova added.

The makeup of that team? >95% young woke wimmin?
DO NOT TOUCH!
MONEY DESTRUCTION IN PROGRESS!

H B Bear
H B Bear
April 29, 2024 2:25 pm

Albo a victim of friendly fire in the war on women. Caution required when the handbags start whirring.

Lysander
Lysander
April 29, 2024 2:35 pm

WTF?

Bill Heffernan has told a Senate Committee that 28 high profile individuals were found to have presumably been involved in child sexual abuse, including one former PM…

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
April 29, 2024 2:38 pm

https://www.news.com.au/…/e1c8274e5ad4dc2d3d6c641c9362446b
Albo is the one with a “Woman Problem.”
Here’s the video of him calling for Health Minister Susan Ley to be “smashed.”

Top Ender
Top Ender
April 29, 2024 2:55 pm

How have the Mighty Politically Correct fallen

Anthony Albanese has been accused of misogyny and showing “a lack of compassion” by the organisers of the rally against men’s violence, who said the Prime Minister had “abused his power” when he took the stage on Sunday to speak.

Founder of advocacy group What Were You Wearing, Sarah Williams, told the crowd at Sunday’s rally that Mr Albanese had refused to speak as part of the event and said he was telling a “flat out lie” when he took the stage to rebuff the accusation and declare he had offered to make an address at the rally.

Mr Albanese said on Monday he wished Ms Williams – who broke down in tears on Sunday as he spoke – all the best and that she had done “very well in organising the rallies”.

“The organisers throughout the country deserve credit for organising these rallies. I was happy not to speak. I was happy to speak. It was about raising awareness of the issue,” he told the Today show.

He added that it had been “an emotional day for people” at the rally.

But Ms Williams blasted Mr Albanese for his actions, declaring he had demonstrated “misogyny at its finest”.

Oz

Cassie of Sydney
April 29, 2024 2:55 pm

These days its confected outrage targetting those that dont for political reasons.

Correct, Rosie. I should add that I have just looked at the footage of the Slug from Marrickville at the Canberra rally yesterday, a rally where he openly lied and was quite snarly, but guess what I spied being waved in the crowd….

a Palestinian flag

I’ve just gotten myself up after falling on the floor laughing, except it isn’t funny, is it? You see, such protests are, as Rosie says above, simply ‘confected outrage’ by far-left ideologues, used to push their far-left ideology.

shatterzzz
April 29, 2024 2:55 pm

Why has the bloke that ‘tree-d” Paul kent been charged and not Kent ..
Fairly obvious from the video that a drunken Paul Kent abused & provoked the bloke …..!
If nothing else he should be charged with being an idiot .. at 60 years old and a nasty drunk time he woke up to himself .. next time he might not get too walk away .. furglewit ..!

https://au.sports.yahoo.com/twist-alleged-nrl-journo-punch-213700529.html

calli
calli
April 29, 2024 3:06 pm

In other news…on Rosie’s recommendation a year or so ago, we’ve decided to visit Zaragoza and have a beak at the beautiful buildings there. Plus art plus tapas. What could go wrong, you ask?

The Beloved, whose strong point is definitely not geography, booked the hotel. Today I had a look to work out a nice walking tour in the Old Town…finishing up at a bar (or bars) and dinner, only to find he’d booked a hotel 100kms away! A very long walk, by anyone’s standard.

It pays to cross the Ts, even if the I’s appear to be dotted. Now I’ll go through the remainder of the itinerary just in case.

And, as luck would have it, we found a nice hotel with parking on site 200m from the city centre. 😀

JC
JC
April 29, 2024 3:07 pm

From the piece, Polanyi wasn’t criticizing industrialization but market liberalism.

 
LOL, what is the purpose of industrialization if not for mass production and therefore access to large markets at scale? How do you have industrialization without access to large markets, or are you thinking of setting up, say, a Boeing production plant in most towns and cities to satisfy demand for two planes per decade?
 
 
You sound like monty arguing that anyone that might be opposed to transgenderism must be pining for the 50s.
 
Really? You’re sounding awfully like Salazar, then.
 
You’re now even using the word “liberalism” to suggest access to markets at scale is a bad thing and should be curtailed. The opposite word for liberalism is illiberalism and not conservationism, which these days appears to be confusing you. So let’s discuss your illiberal views in regards to markets and industrialization.
 
Someone once wrote a piece called Nastaglacomics as a criticism of Krugman’s views on those often pining for the past. It’s not me pining for the past, it appears to be you.
 

There are certainly issues that we need to address, but the last 30 years have seen 2 billion people move out of grinding poverty and into the middle class. If you want to criticize that, then go ahead.

Lysander
Lysander
April 29, 2024 3:11 pm

Ms Willians Vs Ms Tame.

Who did it better?

Lysander
Lysander
April 29, 2024 3:16 pm
Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 29, 2024 3:22 pm

Google’s AI – Not Really AI

?Real AI is not biased. What is being presented as AI is merely clever programming that is steering people into a predetermined conclusion – that is NOT AI.

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/armstrongeconomics101/ai-computers/googles-ai-no-really-ai/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

Arky
April 29, 2024 3:23 pm

The pouring out of such Saint like love for the improved lives of all the world’s poor peasants…
Libertarians really are a conundrum, aren’t they.
OUR societies don’t exist, but the world’s peasantry… Well, THATS how we know if everything is good and right.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 29, 2024 3:25 pm

Half of Americans Want Mass Deportations

Inflation and migration are two major issues trending before the elections. A new Axios Vibes survey by The Harris Poll found that half (51%) of Americans want illegal immigrants out of the country. Despite the calls for Sanctuary Citizens and open borders, people on the left and right now believe that illegal migrants must leave this nation. Around 68% of Republicans said that they would support mass deportations of undocumented migrants, and surprisingly, 42% of Democrats agreed, along with 46% of the Independent vote. The left has attempted to frame this as a racist ideology, but 45% of Latino voters also agree that mass deportations must happen to keep the country safe. People in almost every generation share this sentiment, with 60% of Boomers, 52% of Gen X, and 48% of Millennials in favor of this measure. Gen Z is the only generation that does not understand the need for mass deportations, with only 35% supporting the measure.

When asked why Americans supported mass deportation, the answer comes down to economics. Everyone is watching nearly 8 million people live a taxpayer-subsidized life and want that free ride to end, as 64% said migrants receive more in welfare and benefits than they pay in taxes. Over half (56%) believe these unvetted, unknown persons are responsible for rising crime across the country. Another 68% said illegal migrants cause “major problems” in communities, but this is not about race or allowing in new LEGAL immigrants as only 27% believe vetted and legal migrants cause trouble for the public at large.

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/politics/half-of-americans-want-mass-deportations/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

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Vicki
Vicki
April 29, 2024 3:28 pm

What do the people who have attended these mass protests against Male Violence against Women think that the government can achieve in preventing it? Further penalties? Not unless we are talking about the death penalty for an actual murder.

I haven’t seen the comparative figures for a rise in the rate of violent attacks – but I will concede for the moment that there has been an increase.

What is the sociological cause? Who knows? Maybe the politicisation of the women’s rights movement and the wrongs that “affirmative action policy” often cause. But it would not surprise me if the Covid policies of lockdown did not aggravate many domestic problems. Indeed, the fear promoted during this period has undeniably led to increased anxiety and stress in general society.

But, of course, it is easier to think that sociological problems can be altered with a stroke of the proverbial bureaucratic pen.

JC
JC
April 29, 2024 3:29 pm

Here’s a summary of Polonyi’s book on Amazon.

Tracing the history of capitalism in England and beyond, Karl Polanyi’s landmark 1944 classic brilliantly exposed the myth of laissez-faire economics. From the great transformation that occurred during the industrial revolution onwards, he showed, there has been nothing ‘natural’ about the market state. Instead, the economy must always be embedded in society, and human needs and relations. Witnessing the ‘avalanche of social dislocation’ of his time – from the Great Depression, to the rise of fascism and communism and the First and Second World Wars – Polanyi ends with a rallying cry for freedom, and a passionate vision to protect our common humanity.

“Nothing natural about the market state”

Really, there’s nothing natural? Human beings have been exchanging goods etc since we lived in caves. The progression of the market state is basically two cave men exchanging one surplus carcass for some other. That’s called primitive barter. In order the wheel of exchange sped up we began to use sea shells etc and eventually money in its various forms.

Instead, the economy must always be embedded in society, and human needs and relations

The “economy” is no longer embedded in society? That’s one of the stupidest comments for while or at least since Trans asked how much surplus toilet paper people leave on a roll before we’re done. Of course it’s embedded. Go ask Disney, Anheuser-Busch how things a rolling when they became less embedded. For that matter, you can also ask Musk if sales have fallen because he doesn’t sign up to important liberal views.

Witnessing the ‘avalanche of social dislocation’ of his time – from the Great Depression, to the rise of fascism and communism and the First and Second World Wars

This dude sounds like a freaking moron. Fascism, Nazism were actually a revolt against open liberal democratic systems and perhaps as many as 200 million people died as a result because of them.

And the Great depression was nothing more than a set of bad policies rolled into a period of time.

– Polanyi ends with a rallying cry for freedom, and a passionate vision to protect our common humanity.

Actually, he sounds like an idiot and not surprising he ended up teaching at a non-entity school in Vermont at the time.

Seriously, if someone wants meaning in their lives, they need to find a religious set of beliefs, otherwise going to the supermarket and hankering for the past isn’t going to fulfill their spiritual needs.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 29, 2024 3:36 pm

geoff chambers Years of political attacks on Scott Morrison catch up with Anthony Albanese

Anthony Albanese – whose party spent years attacking Scott Morrison over misogyny – has been hit by a political karma bus and reality check.
While some in government feel the Prime Minister is being unfairly maligned following his appearance at a gendered violence rally in Canberra on Sunday, Albanese owns his government’s pledge to “end violence against women and children in one generation”.
Akin to Bob Hawke’s pledge that no Australian child would live in poverty by 1990 and Scott Morrison’s zero suicides ambition, Albanese’s promise is a populist declaration that will not be realised in his lifetime, if ever.
All three pledges, along with measures to Close the Gap for Indigenous Australians, must be prioritised for more targeted resources and funding tied to results, structural reforms and change.
Ahead of the 2022 election, Albanese and his senior ministers led the pile-on targeting Morrison’s handling of women’s policies and scandals that the former prime minister struggled to fully comprehend and address. Labor’s political attacks framing Morrison as misogynistic were a constant theme in the lead-up to the election.
After offering to privately meet with March4Justice organisers in 2021, Morrison – who once described Marise Payne as the “prime minister for women” and deferred to his wife Jenny following the Brittany Higgins rape allegation – clumsily invoked Myanmar in parliament and said “not far from here, such marches, even now are being met with bullets, but not here in this country”.

For all of Morrison’s poor judgment, Albanese sought to put himself and his party on a pedestal when it came to dealing with the complex nature of a domestic and family violence scourge that does not discriminate along social or cultural lines. Labor poured petrol on every political opportunity to malign Morrison and accuse the Coalition of being anti-women.
Just over one-year out from the 2025 election and facing a public blowtorch over gender violence, Albanese is under pressure to deliver on his rhetoric to keep women and children safe.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has upset the organiser of the ‘No More’ rally against men’s violence in… Canberra over on Sunday. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has upset the organiser of the ‘No More’ rally against men’s violence in Canberra over on Sunday. The rally was attended by 5,000 people. More
Issues predominantly led by states and territories have become priorities for the federal government under Albanese.
The Prime Minister – who will convene an urgent national cabinet meeting on Wednesday to discuss the family violence crisis – has taken greater responsibility for reforming and overhauling domestic violence policy settings, a national firearms register, housing, health, NDIS funding, education, public safety and court systems.
Family and gendered violence is horrific and senseless.
The number of Australian women killed by men this year is tracking at an unacceptable rate.
Amid a proliferation of pornography and social media, increasingly fractured family units and growing lack of respect across society, the challenge is generational and in some communities institutionalised.
The government’s national plan to end violence against women and children, backed by more than $2.3bn across Labor’s first two budgets, cannot become another big spending, unwieldy manifesto that leads nowhere.
There is no easy, quick fix. But for the sake of victims and families of murdered women and children, politicians need to get on with the job of combating the evil at its roots.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 29, 2024 3:39 pm

Rebel Wilson at a sex filled party in LA. 10 years ago she was a real tubby. They are so sick in LA. And she left? Yeah, I seem to remember her complaining she couldn’t get a root.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 29, 2024 3:44 pm

JR you’re gonna have to give up Marty. I reckon you already knew AI is fake. Anything the left produces is a puppet with their collective hands up its botty.

JC
JC
April 29, 2024 3:46 pm

The pouring out of such Saint like love for the improved lives of all the world’s poor peasants…

 
Well, you were lucky enough to be brought up in a first-world country that was quickly moving into third-world economic status without drastic changes.
And because of the miracle of a largely liberal market economy creating enough surplus, you can devote your attention to non-monetary labor and criticize 2% of the voting population in every second comment.
 
It’s not saintly to feel good that 2 billion people are now living better instead of groveling around for a feed every few days and having to use the streets to take a shit. It just shows what an unthinking thought leader you are and always will be.
 
Saintly? Anyone who doesn’t think it’s a good thing is a satanic pos.
 

Libertarians really are a conundrum, aren’t they.

If only Peronism had a second chance without Milei ruining it all.
 
We’re now living through the great contrast. Milei, the semi-libertarian, and Peronism for the last 80 years. Let’s see who wins out.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 29, 2024 3:46 pm
Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 29, 2024 3:46 pm
Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 29, 2024 3:47 pm

Any community that has no real purpose in life and relies on government charity to exist is doomed to failure in the long run, which may not be long at all.

That doesn’t apply just to remote aboriginal communities.

A very important, but too often overlooked, point. There are misbegotten islands on the periphery of whitey-dom rife with drunkenness, drugs, crime, and violence. Multi-generational welfare has created a dysfunctional class that cannot conceive or muster up the will to break free. And they hate mainstream Australia for not doing more for them.

It is not a race problem. It is the malaise from cynical politically ostentatious compassion.

Lysander
Lysander
April 29, 2024 3:50 pm

DV is a State issue, and the Federal Government has nothing to do with it. Why are we overlooking this overreach of the Feds into every aspect that should be the State’s remit?

Further to Vicki’s point: What can the Fed actually do about it?

Nothing, except for State funding.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 29, 2024 3:55 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 29, 2024 3:46 pm

Girrawheen home invasion: Arrests made over violent robbery of elderly couple (watoday.com.au)

Anyone know where this douche nozzle came from?

Apparently, it was one of the 149 Detainees let out by Tennis Elbow’s Guv’ment.

JC
JC
April 29, 2024 3:58 pm

This is the new CNN poll that has democrats freaking out. It’s a beautiful screenshot.

Does anyone believe this poll?

https://twitter.com/CitizenFreePres/status/1784754873667305698

There’s an angle to this I think. I think they’re suggesting that if those others weren’t there Dementia would romp it in. Still looks good if true though.

JC
JC
April 29, 2024 4:07 pm

Bass is extremely anti-China. And because of his stance for the past 15 years or so, I’m not sure if this has any value as a prediction. But here it is.

@Jkylebass

I’m now firmly of the belief that the Sierra Madre will be the first flashpoint of China’s attack on Taiwan https://abs-0.twimg.com/emoji/v2/svg/1f1f9-1f1fc.svg. I will leave this here…The Sierra Madre on the Second Thomas Shoal is more than meets the eye China. FAFO.

If you’re feeling bit anti-China because of some shitty thing it’s done Bass is always there for a good read. 🙂

johanna
johanna
April 29, 2024 4:15 pm

GreyRanga
April 29, 2024 3:39 pm

Rebel Wilson at a sex filled party in LA. 10 years ago she was a real tubby. They are so sick in LA. And she left? Yeah, I seem to remember her complaining she couldn’t get a root.

The Romans threw sex parties that would make Rebel’s ‘friends’ blush.

There is no possibility of anything new in that genre.

JC
JC
April 29, 2024 4:20 pm

Both these statements contradict the other.
No they don’t. You’re just confused.

First, its capitalism required mass production, and then, its capitalism has been with us since the primeval cave.

Not really. You’re confusing, free exchange with capitalism. Exchange has been with us since we could utter a few noises that others comprehended.

Polanyi’s criticism isn’t about what preceded but about the arrangements that came into being sometime in the 19th century.

So what’s your point? Human history and human economic evolution didn’t just start in the 19 century and I consider it important to raise it.
Have a go at criticisms by avoiding short sentence assertions. It helps.
Try and offer a more detailed defense of this book and why you believe illiberal economics is a better way.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
April 29, 2024 4:25 pm

“Couldn’t get a root”?
Couldn’t get arrested, more like

Lysander
Lysander
April 29, 2024 4:25 pm

A potentially devastatingly bad outcome if Trumpy wins…

We’ll have Kevin back ugh…

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
April 29, 2024 4:30 pm

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will
will
April 29, 2024 4:31 pm

Lysander

 April 29, 2024 4:25 pm

A potentially devastatingly bad outcome if Trumpy wins…

We’ll have Kevin back ugh…

no we won’t. Dutton will appoint him for another term, in the rich tradition of the LNP

johanna
johanna
April 29, 2024 4:34 pm

A very important, but too often overlooked, point. There are misbegotten islands on the periphery of whitey-dom rife with drunkenness, drugs, crime, and violence. Multi-generational welfare has created a dysfunctional class that cannot conceive or muster up the will to break free. And they hate mainstream Australia for not doing more for them.
It is not a race problem. It is the malaise from cynical politically ostentatious compassion.

Nobody is saying that it is excluvely a race problem. But, when Aboriginal women are 30 times more likely to be beaten up/killed than other Australian women, it is failing them to pretend that there’s nothing to see here.

It highlights the hypocrisy of the sudden interest of the usual suspects in ‘domestic violence.’

Aboriginal women getting broken bottles shoved up them is much less important than the issue du jour, ‘financial abuse’ or something.

Today’s so-called ‘feminists’ are upper middle class wimmenses catering to their audience. They don’t give a damn about female genital mutilation, forced marriage, lack of civil rights for women in Muslim countries – nah, they have bigger fish to fry.

Feminism has donned the skinsuit.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 29, 2024 4:37 pm

1 hour ago

Allan prepared to apologise to Indigenous Victorians
Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan says she is prepared to make a formal apology to Indigenous Victorians following the Yoorrook Justice Commission’s work.
In her witness statement tendered to the commission, the Premier said an apology would allow both the state and First Peoples to reconcile with their past.
“To move forward as a society, and to mend wrongs and heal wounds, the state needs to publicly reckon with its role in perpetrating injustice. It takes more than just admitting the historical facts, though they are important,” she said.
“Apologising provides space for healing and creates hope that together, the State and First Peoples can reconcile with their past.
“It provides the opportunity to transform the relationship and rebuild it in the service to all Victorians.”
Ms Allan said she was prepared to make an apology at an appropriate time in the future.
She said the First People’s Assembly, the organisation tasked with negotiating treaty with the state government, would consult with the Victorian Aboriginal community on the form the apology will take.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
April 29, 2024 4:42 pm

Don’t know if I had a seniors moment today or not. Coming up to 2 sets of traffic lights. The first set are qite high and as I approached they disappeared from view as I saw the second se were green. Something wasn’t right. On with the brakes. Car in front of me turning on the arrow. I sopped just over the line. Missing him by lots but it shook me up a bit. Did the same thing 20 years ago except I sailed through the first set. So many lights snd signs hasn’t helped. Along with inconsistent road markings and advisory signs I’m not surprised there aren’t more prangs. There’s a 65kph corner that used to have no limit in an open road situation. Newcomers slam the brakes on when they see the sign halfway round the corner.

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Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 29, 2024 4:42 pm

There’s an angle to this I think. I think they’re suggesting that if those others weren’t there Dementia would romp it in. Still looks good if true though.

I wonder if it is not meant to make people panic. The Democrats really have nothing to run on except Trump hate. Democrat voters who might be a bit despondent at the moment – they will be experiencing the same problems as everyone else. So perhaps polls like this are meant to make them panic.

The left are always at their most energetic when they are indulging in hate of someone.

Lysander
Lysander
April 29, 2024 4:45 pm

My Israeli “Rocket Alert” app is going off atm… Hezbollocks not happy with talks of truce?

Arky
April 29, 2024 4:48 pm

While China was busy pulling 750 million peasant “out of poverty” between 1990 and 2005 it had import tariffs, weighted mean on all products, up to 30%
Meanwhile, the US had a weighted mean of less than 4% and a skyrocketing poverty rate.
For sure “free trade” is good for lifting peasants out of poverty. The trick is to get someone else to do the “free” bit.
https://www.macrotrends.net/global-metrics/countries/USA/united-states/tariff-rates
..
https://www.bbc.com/news/56213271

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 29, 2024 4:56 pm

Nobody is saying that it is excluvely a race problem. But, when Aboriginal women are 30 times more likely to be beaten up/killed than other Australian women, it is failing them to pretend that there’s nothing to see here.

My point was that the causes of the problem are readily understandable and further keeping these remote communities going with the belief that a special (and lucrative) suite of expenditure will suddenly induce those communities to flourish (whatever that would look like) is doomed to failure – to the great suffering of Aborigines. As long as the government thinks sending out more money will fix things rather than recognising the true causes then the longer this nightmare will drag on.

JC
JC
April 29, 2024 5:02 pm

While China was busy pulling 750 million peasant “out of poverty” between 1990 and 2005 it had import tariffs, weighted mean on all products, up to 30%

It sounds like the most of the import tariffs were basically redundant and they didn’t actually require import trade restrictions. If they were working their way towards being the largest manufacturing exporter, producing lower cost goods what economic purpose would these tariffs have served?

Meanwhile, the US had a weighted mean of less than 4% and a skyrocketing poverty rate.

Define poverty in America over this period. Excepting junkies, give a reference to this grinding poverty in the US.

The poorest US town in the US was a place just outside of NYC. It was populated with Hasidic Jews who happen to have 569 kids per couple. Income was spread among the family groupings thereby statistically making it the poorest town in America.

For sure “free trade” is good for lifting peasants out of poverty. The trick is to get someone else to do the “free” bit.

Have you ever considered the benefits to consumers of cheaper products and the additional purchasing power that creates or not?

Tom
Tom
April 29, 2024 5:04 pm

Further to Vicki’s point: What can the Fed actually do about it?

Domestic violence is Elbow’s latest distraction squirrel. As a lifelong communist activist who was passed over for the leadership when it was handed to Bill Shorten, he’s not a leader’s bottom and everything he touches turn to shyte.

So he’s relying on the leftwing news media (i.e., 90% of it) to pad his path to the next election. Good luck with that, Elbow: the only thing keeping you in the Lodge is Mr Potato Head’s incompetence.
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Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
April 29, 2024 5:16 pm

I’ve been off the grid most of the day. Is it true that The Crowned Clown of Canbraaaah has a problem with women.

Baba
Baba
April 29, 2024 5:17 pm

Vicki

 April 29, 2024 3:28 pm

I haven’t seen the comparative figures for a rise in the rate of violent attacks – but I will concede for the moment that there has been an increase.

That’s a mistake.

I was prompted to look at the incidence of female deaths from DV over time. 

Over the financial years 1992-93 and 1993-94 the average number of deaths per year was 60 (actually 59.5). That’s 3.4 per million Australians.

In 2023, there were 64 deaths. 2.4 per million Australians.

In searching for the figures I was struck by the comparative lack of media/government/NGO interest in child deaths from domestic violence. I wonder why that is?

cohenite
April 29, 2024 5:22 pm

JC
 April 29, 2024 3:58 pm

This is the new CNN poll that has democrats freaking out. It’s a beautiful screenshot.

It means nothing. The demorats know they’ll lose any fair election. After lawfare the old pervert will declare a climate emergency and either have a mail in ballot or a delayed one.

I was optimistic when SCOTUS took on the slimy bastard, jack davis case, but I think either the fat black or the crazy black bitch’s case will do Trump in. I don’t think the stormy case will.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
April 29, 2024 5:23 pm

272 Comments. Must be due for a page turn soon.

BTW, have we all had our quota of gender-based violence today?
Are there criminologists with all the DV answers selfishly keeping the solution to themselves, or could it be that natural random genetic and social diversity will always produce a small minority of people who crack under pressure?

Arky
April 29, 2024 5:24 pm

Excepting junkies

..
You spent a whole evening recently shrieking hysterically at me that hard drugs were no worse than alcohol.
Make up your f*cking mind.

JC
JC
April 29, 2024 5:26 pm

That can happen when you throw around ideas without any discipline.

Disagree.
 

So why did you bring it up when it has no relevance on what is being discussed?

Do I have to repeat it again? The book that you’re now advertising appears to focus on a certain period of human economic evolution as though it just occurred in a vacuum.
 

Why am I supposed to give a defense of this book?

 
You’re defending it and now advertising on the side of the blog. why not go further and explain why you support the opposite of economic liberalism – economic iliberalism.
 
 

You’ve offered a criticism based on nothing more than an Amazon summary which clearly doesn’t understand the argument he’s even making.

 
Have you read it? I read the “Amazon insert” and KevinM’s opinion and link. I also read some of the Amazon reviews. In my opinion, it is errant nonsense.
 

It might be more worthwhile for you and us to at the very least read the article and then, if you must, formulate a criticism based on that.

I read the Unherd piece that KevinM linked to.. I think I’ve written enough about it to show that I’ve formulated an opinion and why.
 
For instance, the author doesn’t appear to try and understand the underpinnings of the Depression, but just tagged it onto another criticism of market economics.

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Baba
Baba
April 29, 2024 5:27 pm

or could it be that natural random genetic and social diversity will always produce a small minority of women who crave the company of dangerous men?

JC
JC
April 29, 2024 5:31 pm

but I think either the fat black or the crazy black bitch’s case will do Trump in.

Why is that? You think they’re going to try and put him in jail?
My concern is this. You see all these Righties talking about how weak Fat Alvin’s case is – that there isn’t a crime. However, you’re dealing with a NYC jury and a venomous judge.

JC
JC
April 29, 2024 5:32 pm

You spent a whole evening recently shrieking hysterically at me that hard drugs were no worse than alcohol.

Make up your f*cking mind.

Just add in alcohol. Forgot to mention it.

cohenite
April 29, 2024 5:33 pm

This is Moscow. What do you notice?

(18) RadioGenoa on X: “This is Moscow. What do you notice? https://t.co/YCZbqLWbEd” / X (twitter.com)

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
April 29, 2024 5:34 pm

i see you

defender of wife-beaters

prolly envious

dint have the balls to swing one himself

but admires those who do

Lysander
Lysander
April 29, 2024 5:40 pm

Majid Jamshidi Doukoshkan is the POS detainee who beat up the old lady in Perf.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 29, 2024 5:40 pm

You see all these Righties talking about how weak Fat Alvin’s case is – that there isn’t a crime. However, you’re dealing with a NYC jury and a venomous judge.

I saw Alana Hubba-Hubba say that today. It doesn’t matter if it gets thrown out on appeal. By then the damage will have been done.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 29, 2024 5:43 pm

Matej Radelic: Tradesman accused of cable-tying three Indigenous children pleads not guiltyKatya MinnsBroome Advertiser
Mon, 29 April 2024 3:24PM

The tradesman accused of cable-tying three Indigenous children after finding them swimming in the pool of a vacant property in Broome has pleaded not guilty.
Matej Radelic, 45, appeared before Broome Magistrates Court on Monday charged with three counts of common assault in circumstances of aggravation or racial aggravation.
His lawyer Julie Barber requested that the matter go straight to trial on September 12, with his bail extended until then.
It is alleged the tradesman bound three young children with cable ties in the driveway of a vacant property after finding them swimming in the home’s pool.

Lysander
Lysander
April 29, 2024 5:44 pm

So, how does a detainee, only released into the Australian populace in the last six months have an ABN (registered 2012-2017?)

Historical details for ABN 90 338 462 072 | ABN Lookup (business.gov.au)

With a name like Majid Jamshidi Doukoshkan, surely there couldn’t be two of these?

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
April 29, 2024 5:45 pm

Majid Jamshidi Doukoshkan is the POS detainee who beat up the old lady in Perf.

Was he known to police?

I wish he was an aspiring rapper – that usually means they are now dead.

JC
JC
April 29, 2024 5:53 pm

How could you know this having not read the book?

It would have been mentioned in the article, review, reader reviews, KevinM or by you

Summarize then the main points of the Farzi article.

I have.

You’re advertising the book : have you read it?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
April 29, 2024 5:56 pm

12 minutes ago

Hanson suer Mehreen Faruqi a ‘hypocrite’, court hears
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has argued deputy Greens leader Mehreen Faruqi is “a hypocrite and only against certain forms of racism” as she defends telling the senator to “piss off back to Pakistan” in the Federal Court.
Senator Hanson’s legal representation presented Senator Faruqi during cross-examination with a historical tweet by her son and The Age’s culture editor Osman Faruqi, along with a since-deleted Instagram post in which Senator Faruqi is standing alongside a protester holding a sign that said to “keep the world clean” alongside an image of the Israeli national flag above a rubbish bin.
The social media materials were posited to illustrate a disregard for what Senator Hanson’s representative argued was racism against white people.
Senator Faruqi’s counterparts labelled Senator Hanson a “prolific sayer of racist things” who provoked a “pile-on” against her in the opening statement of their racial discrimination bid before Sydney’s Federal Court.

Senators Hanson and Faruqi’s stoush began following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. On September 9, 2022 Senator Faruqi tweeted: “I cannot mourn the leader of a racist empire built on stolen lives, land and wealth of colonised peoples.”

Senator Hanson later responded to the tweet with the offending remark.
She reiterated the sentiment in parliament, contending that she would take the deputy Greens leader “to the airport and put (her) on a plane and wave (her) away”. While the statement was covered by parliamentary privilege, she would later withdraw it under threat of senate censure.
Senator Faruqi first took Senator Hanson to the Human Rights Commission over the tweet, before suing the One Nation leader.
The deputy Greens leader contended she had faced “a torrent of abusive (messages)” in the wake of Senator Hanson’s statement.
Senator Faruqi has accessed the parliamentary workplace support service for more than a year since Ms Hanson’s statement, the court was told on Monday.
“The tweet added to years and years of experiencing racist speech and racist acts … this was different. It came from a colleague, it came publicly and it unleashed, as she expected it would the moment she saw it, a torrent of abuse that made her doubt her place in Australia,” Senator Faruqi’s chief representative Saul Holt KC said.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
April 29, 2024 5:57 pm

i see you

defender of wife-beaters

Now, now hang on.

All the Terror of Toolbox Meetings said was that a chick could escape domestic violence at any time, using the nearest available unicorn.

johanna
johanna
April 29, 2024 6:00 pm

A very important, but too often overlooked, point. There are misbegotten islands on the periphery of whitey-dom rife with drunkenness, drugs, crime, and violence. Multi-generational welfare has created a dysfunctional class that cannot conceive or muster up the will to break free. And they hate mainstream Australia for not doing more for them.
It is not a race problem. It is the malaise from cynical politically ostentatious compassion.

cohenite
April 29, 2024 6:02 pm

Why is that? You think they’re going to try and put him in jail?

Of course; they already doing up Epstein’s cell for Trump.

My concern is this. You see all these Righties talking about how weak Fat Alvin’s case is – that there isn’t a crime. However, you’re dealing with a NYC jury and a venomous judge.

True but the msm is already slipping in support; I think the freak engoran is more dangerous than that slithering sack of pus merchan whose bias is more manifest through his demorat daughter.

Eyrie
Eyrie
April 29, 2024 6:06 pm

The Romans threw sex parties that would make Rebel’s ‘friends’ blush.

I’ve been told some B&S Balls in the bush are something else.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
April 29, 2024 6:06 pm

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Johnny Rotten

 April 29, 2024 3:25 pm

Half of Americans Want Mass Deportations

Are you aware of this, DB?

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