Open Thread – Mon 6 May 2024


Laundry Boat by the Banks of the Seine, near Paris, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1873


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Bespoke
Bespoke
May 6, 2024 5:57 pm

If only Stalin knew!

Enyway got a fresh lamb last week.
Life is good.

Indolent
Indolent
May 6, 2024 5:58 pm
Eyrie
Eyrie
May 6, 2024 5:58 pm

Stalin was a bank robber before going into politics. No change to profession, really. Just the name of it changed.

JC
JC
May 6, 2024 6:00 pm

Get a load of this. Don’t eat spinach. 🙂

WARNING: The cocoa beans that we use to make our chocolate can expose you to cadmium, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.” I can think of few better encapsulations of the crushing state and municipal regulatory burdens San Francisco businesses face than this preposterous warning. But it’s the second half of this placard, which I saw last week at an upscale chocolate maker called Dandelion Chocolate, that gives me hope for the future of a city I love.

California’s now-ubiquitous Proposition 65 warnings stem from a 1986 state ballot initiative originally intended to protect clean drinking water. Like many well-intentioned environmental initiatives, Proposition 65 developed into a nanny-state Hydra that forces businesses to slap health warnings on everything from seaweed to clothing. These labels, necessitated by the threat of class-action lawsuits, must be posted whenever a product might contain trace amounts of any of several hundred dangerous chemical compounds listed by the state.

A Proposition 65 warning can be required even if there is no scientific evidence that anyone has been sickened by consuming a given product—chocolate, for instance. While a Consumer Reports study in 2022 found that popular chocolate bars contained more than California’s recommended allowable doses of cadmium and lead, no research has linked eating chocolate to a higher risk of birth defects or metal toxicity.

Dandelion Chocolate started its warning by covering its legal bases, as all California businesses must. But then, in smaller print further down, things got cheeky: “Cadmium is a naturally-occurring component in soil, and many plants take it up as they absorb nutrients, which is how it gets into our cocoa beans. According to the CDC, cadmium is commonly found in vegetables, and in relatively high concentrations in leafy greens like spinach. The law won’t allow us to say much more about how the tiny trace amounts in our product will affect your health, but if you want to reduce your exposure to cadmium generally, you might consider eating fewer leafy greens.”

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
May 6, 2024 6:04 pm

Staff, prefects condemn “outdated Colonial concepts of attractiveness”
“These western whores deserve everything that’s coming to them, after parading around with their knees exposed, and making direct eye contact with their superiors- males”, Head Boy Mohamed* ibn Mohamed* stated. When told that no student had been assaulted, or even approached in connection to the computerised spreadsheet and asked for clarification, ibn Mohamed shrugged and said “Inshallah, they soon will be. Who can blame the cat, if the meat is left out?”

Indolent
Indolent
May 6, 2024 6:04 pm
Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 6, 2024 6:08 pm

WARNING: The cocoa beans that we use to make our chocolate can expose you to cadmium, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm

So that’s why the Aztecs died out. Who knew?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 6, 2024 6:11 pm

Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan blasts schoolboys at Yarra Valley Grammar over ‘disgraceful’ ranking of female classmates

Seriously.

In the latter years of primary school, and in my single year of co-ed high school before going all boarding school-y in the Rat, it was extremely common knowledge that the girls ranked boys in exactly – exactly – the same manner.

Even in boarding school, some tenuous means of contact (letters – yes I know) were forwarded back and forth between other schools containing chicks, including but not limited to Loreto and St. Micks in the Sticks where we were aware such rankings existed.

Chicks rank blokes in workplaces today, and vice versa. It is the way of the world.

Should anyone bother to look closely at girls’ schools where male teachers are also ranked – looking at you Allan, Gillard, Plibersek – it may be very uncomfortable for those squealing in public today.

vr
vr
May 6, 2024 6:13 pm

Heard a rumor that Aussie Post is closing branches at some of the biggest shopping centers. Not sure if this is just in Melbourne or in other cities as well. The one in Chadstone is slated for closure.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 6, 2024 6:14 pm

Allen is mediocre mediocrity.

Johnjjj
Johnjjj
May 6, 2024 6:19 pm

In the latter years of primary school, and in my single year of co-ed high school before going all boarding school-y in the Rat, it was extremely common knowledge that the girls ranked boys in exactly – exactly – the same manner.

it is called ” Decision Criteria Analysis” and taught in every University around the globe.
This shows its limitation. It should be probability analysis.

Indolent
Indolent
May 6, 2024 6:19 pm
rosie
rosie
May 6, 2024 6:21 pm

Direct?
Ex Melbourne?
Yes and yes.
A little more expensive that Cathay and Singapore but no awkward stopovers.
I’m pretty sure I’m going to go to Ireland mid July to end August too.
Ireland is a balmy 18c in August apparently.

cohenite
May 6, 2024 6:26 pm

Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan blasts schoolboys at Yarra Valley Grammar over ‘disgraceful’ ranking of female classmates (Sky News, 6 May)

That is so stupid and opportunistic. Girls rank themselves and other sheilas all the time. They also continuously rank boys. When I was at school I was ranked no 1 in the hot stakes.

Bespoke
Bespoke
May 6, 2024 6:27 pm

Doesn’t Make Sense‘: Elon Musk Asks Why Taxpayers Fund Anti-American Activities on College Campuses

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 6, 2024 6:27 pm

it is called ” Decision Criteria Analysis” and taught in every University around the globe.

Didn’t TailGunner distill this down to “WB” and “WNB”?

Alamak!
Alamak!
May 6, 2024 6:35 pm

… wonder who put those ideas in your head … its a dirty lowdown

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 6, 2024 6:35 pm

Gang rampage: ‘There’s a war zone in Australia that no one knows about’An attack on a Northern Territory community, which sent terrified residents running for their lives from shotgun blasts, left people savagely beaten, shot with arrows and homes torched, has sparked fears of retaliation | WATCH
By liam mendes

May 6, 2024
5 minute read
An armed attack last week on a remote Northern Territory community that sent terrified residents fleeing from shotgun blasts and left homes torched has sparked fears of retaliation and an all-out war between rival family groups.
The tiny community of Nauiyu on the Daly River, three hours south of Darwin, was attacked last week by up to 25 people armed with various weapons – including shotguns, axes and crossbows – who had driven into the community and set homes and vehicles alight, with locals describing the town, population 350, as a “war zone”.
One person allegedly fired the shotgun at a group of people, with video obtained by The Australian showing residents, including chil­dren, running for their lives as shots erupt behind them.
One man can be heard yelling “gun, gun, gun” as smoke billows into the sky in the distance.
One stolen car was paraded through the community before being smashed into a home and set on fire, an eight-month-old baby apparently inside, although it had safely escaped when police arrived.

Police say four people attended the local clinic to have pellets removed from their skin. Another man was pictured with an arrow piercing his abdomen and protruding from his back.

Yet another video shows a group of five girls in their teens and early 20s smashing down a door and savagely beating a woman with their fists.
She falls to the floor, defenceless, while they continue to stomp and beat her. Locals say the victim had made comments online about a deceased male.
“There’s a war zone in Australia that no one knows about,” said one local, too scared to be identified. It is a commonly used term in the NT, but it had greater resonance last week, with the community at breaking point and bracing for the violence to return.
Elder Mark Casey, the oldest living Indigenous man in the area, said what happened on Tuesday last week first started after a dispute over a local footy grand final several years ago, with social media exacerbating tensions.

“They kept on fighting, it just escalated to what it is now, and now we’re here,” he said.
“It’d simmer and then someone would put something on ­social media, and then its off again,” the 73-year-old said.
“This community was built by people in the 1950s and ’60s; the old people have died out and it means nothing to young people.
“Hardly anybody works in this community, they’ve got nothing else to do than get on Facebook and sling crap at one another. And that’s what starts these wars.”
The retired Aboriginal community police officer of almost 23 years said seeing the destruction and violence in his community was a “crying shame”.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
May 6, 2024 6:37 pm

“Return to Direct Instruction to counter heteronormativity”: Head of Staff LGBTQIAPP++furry Alliance
“Still, in pushing all Learning Activities away from fuddy-duddy “conversation” and “the provable facts of Enlightenment Science” into endless screen-based exercises on relativism, I can’t help but feel somewhat responsible that I handed these males the tools and the perfect cover to conduct this… this awful data entry” Mizz Flange-Waffen said through tears of rage.
“But after eleven years doing three degrees at uni, I’m just not ready for that level of human-to-human interaction”, the first-year probation teacher added before taking twelve weeks’ stress leave on full pay.

Roger
Roger
May 6, 2024 6:38 pm

Pro. John Mearsheimer Exposes The Real Hand Behind The Ukraine Conflict!

Oct 7 was a “prison break”?
I’ve just lost a lot of respect for Mearsheimer.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 6, 2024 6:41 pm

And Stalin did get the trains to run on time* 93.7% of the time.

* As defined by the People’s Timetable Recording Bureau.

Arky
May 6, 2024 6:42 pm

Another unintended consequence of “niceness”: “good”, responsible folk desex their dogs as all the authorities encourage, consequently the only dogs running around with balls are the ones owned by the methhead dickwad studded collar types, consequently all the pound mongrels now look like Satan spawned hell demons:
..
https://dogshome.com/dog-adoption/adopt-a-dog/?age=&sex=&breed1=&resulttype=0&ShelterLocation=&Submit=Submit&pageno=1

Davey Boy
Davey Boy
May 6, 2024 6:42 pm

Test
1,2,3 up a gum tree

Alamak!
Alamak!
May 6, 2024 6:44 pm

t is called ” Decision Criteria Analysis” and taught in every University around the globe.

This shows its limitation. It should be probability analysis.

We called it Discrete Component Analysis – key word being “discrete” otherwise it tends to become PCA.

Last edited 1 month ago by Alamak!
Arky
May 6, 2024 6:46 pm

You now find better looking and calmer tempered dogs running around the streets of third world shitholes than the ones getting “rescued” here.

Indolent
Indolent
May 6, 2024 6:51 pm

I wouldn’t go that far (unfortunately) but she certainly tells it straight and points out the double standard.

Stan Grant’s wife just ended Albo’s career live on air. Tracey Holmes

Roger
Roger
May 6, 2024 6:55 pm

“Hardly anybody works in this community, they’ve got nothing else to do than get on Facebook and sling crap at one another. And that’s what starts these wars.”

Paging Ms. Inman Grant…stat.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 6, 2024 6:56 pm

JC at 6:00 :-

Dandelion Chocolate started its warning by covering its legal bases, as all California businesses must. But then, in smaller print further down, things got cheeky: “Cadmium is a naturally-occurring component in soil, and many plants take it up as they absorb nutrients, which is how it gets into our cocoa beans. According to the CDC, cadmium is commonly found in vegetables, and in relatively high concentrations in leafy greens like spinach. The law won’t allow us to say much more about how the tiny trace amounts in our product will affect your health, but if you want to reduce your exposure to cadmium generally, you might consider eating fewer leafy greens.”

This background level thing is ridiculous. Another point the chocolate company could make is how much chocolate you would have to eat to reach dangerous levels of cadmium intake.
Example: “If you eat the weight of a Tesla in chocolate each year, you will exceed the safe level of cadmium intake. Be careful!”
Same for noocular radiation. People are paranoid about noocular power (“no safe level”) but shrug when you point out the common sources of radiation all around us.
The one I love to raise with them is medical scans using radioactive contrast. I don’t know anyone who has refused a scan based on fear of noocular exposure.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 6, 2024 7:00 pm

including but not limited to Loreto and St. Micks in the Sticks

Bwah ha ha ha.
I had forgotten that.
The school officially known as St Martins in the Pines was nick-named “St Micks in the Sticks”.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 6, 2024 7:02 pm

Another unintended consequence of “niceness”: “good”, responsible folk desex their dogs as all the authorities encourage, consequently the only dogs running around with balls are the ones owned by the methhead dickwad studded collar types, consequently all the pound mongrels now look like Satan spawned hell demons:

We need more Kristi Noem’s. A LOT more Kristi Noems.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 6, 2024 7:03 pm

rosie
 May 6, 2024 6:21 pm

Direct?

Ex Melbourne?

Yes and yes.

A little more expensive that Cathay and Singapore but no awkward stopovers.

OK.
Yes, I think we would pay a small premium to go direct (maybe 10-15%).
When we went last August-September, the premium for direct flights on JAL, ANA and Qantas was red-hot.

bons
bons
May 6, 2024 7:13 pm

OK, so we are all furious about our betters telling us that we must not believe that our local terrorism has any thing to do with Islam.

So, who initiated this lethal fantasy?

Tony Abbott – the man who also jailed Hanson. I quiver in my disgust with this self appointed saint.

He didn’t even bother to defend himself against Turnbull while he pratteled on about his sister’s sexuality.

Delta A
Delta A
May 6, 2024 7:15 pm

For the past week I have been smitten with Covid*, Omicron flavour. Quite annoying, with textbook Dr Google symptons, but no worse than a heavy cold and certainly less severe than winter flu or bronchitis.

I caught it one to two days after Best Man dragged it home from the local, toxic supermarket (textbook incubation timing, btw) and so we suffered together, in silence because speech precipitated hacking coughing fits.

I knew immediately that this wasn’t a common coronavirus because, firstly, I rarely catch them and never from my bed buddy. My symptoms dutifully followed his, including the one day of reprieve and the subsequent day of misery.

I took the RAT, solely because our dear church buddies all are of a certain age and I would not expose any of them, with all their myriad malfunctions, to any health risks. In the meantime, I have been binge watching Netflix and look forward to sharing some brief reviews when I regain a tad more energy.

*Don’t be alarmed: I wore a mask whilst typing this to avoid infecting anyone.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 6, 2024 7:15 pm

Tony Abbott – the man who also jailed Hanson. 

So disgusting that you can hardly believe it.

Indolent
Indolent
May 6, 2024 7:19 pm
Miltonf
Miltonf
May 6, 2024 7:23 pm

Abbott would be better just shutting up rather than fluffing around like how does now.

Indolent
Indolent
May 6, 2024 7:24 pm
MatrixTransform
May 6, 2024 7:28 pm

including the one day of reprieve and the subsequent day of misery

similar here except I didn’t test

the missus is still suffering and did actually test attaining yet another RAT fail

nasty bug

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
May 6, 2024 7:33 pm

Western society is being fragmented bit by bit. If there is no crack for the wedge to be inserted, a new one is being created week by week.

MatrixTransform
May 6, 2024 7:37 pm

I could be accused of a lot of things, but I don’t think beating around the bush is one of them

go on get the ball
you know its in there somewhere

… good dog

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 6, 2024 7:38 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
 May 6, 2024 6:35 pm

Gang rampage: ‘There’s a war zone in Australia that no one knows about’An attack on a Northern Territory community, which sent terrified residents running for their lives from shotgun blasts, left people savagely beaten, shot with arrows and homes torched, has sparked fears of retaliation | WATCH

By liam mendes

Come on down, Linda Burney wherever you are and do your Job. And leave that Gucci Bag at home.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 6, 2024 7:48 pm

After months of defamation Brittany and Dave need to come up to speed on Equity and Trusts.

Vicki
Vicki
May 6, 2024 7:50 pm

Delta – my sympathy. Husband and I were invited to a weekend at a friend’s farm in the Hunter Valley a week ago. We were alarmed to find that one of the other 6 invited guests was ill with terrible coughing fits. While I kept my distance, husband was caught opposite her at the table several times & subsequently has come down with a very nasty virus. While RAT tests are negative, I suspect it is a new Covid variant.

I have so far avoided it through using First Defence ( a nasal spray) for the initial contact through inhalation, & also Betadine gargle in the event it has still reached the throat.

Husband has been coughing at night though not too bad during the day. Have been treating him with Aspirin & his cortisone inhaler which treats his occasional asthma. Have found some Doxycycline which was prescribed for his last bout late last year & he is taking that. He has had symptoms for a week but seems better in the last day.

I am quite cautious re the new Covid strains. Geert Van den Bossche believes they will become more virulent because of immune escape as a result of the heavy vax program. But eventually may become endemic.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 6, 2024 7:55 pm

Like him or not, he does good work.

—-

Spanian:

The Birthplace of Sydney’s Crime Culture, GLEBE 2037 – Into The Hood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC6unhEPb4Q

Cassie of Sydney
May 6, 2024 7:56 pm

Putin is a dictator and not a politician.

I don’t disagree. Putin is a ruthless dictator, albeit quite a popular one, although his popularity might be diminishing, I don’t know, it’s hard to say, long wars drain people’s spirits…however the Russian spirit is one of resignation, they will tolerate much more deprivation than people in the West.

I studied Russian history, I can safety assert that Vladimir Putin is no communist but he most certainly fancies himself as a modern day Tsar. Putin’s heroes are not Marx, Lenin or Stalin, his heroes are Peter, Catherine, Nicholas I and Alexander II. He yearns for Imperial Russia, the Russia of the tsars, of absolutism and autocracy, and for a triumphant Orthodoxy. He is on the record as saying that he will not go down in Russian history as a second Nicholas II, a weak and indecisive man who was one actually of the more benign Romanov rulers, and who walked away from his job in March 1917, a move that proved disastrous for Russia and without a doubt opened the way for the October coup by the Bolsheviks. Putin is much more like Nicholas I, cold, ruthless, dictatorial and expansionist.

Russia’s war in Ukraine is very similar to Russia’s war in Crimea in the 1850s.

cohenite
May 6, 2024 8:08 pm

Miltonf
 May 6, 2024 7:15 pm

Tony Abbott – the man who also jailed Hanson. 
So disgusting that you can hardly believe it.

In fact tone did the preparatory work. He took One Nation to court on some pretence of electoral fraud which meant its funding was illegal. It was beatie who then did the criminal work since ON was registered in QLD. So, in fact it was a classic uniparty effort.

duncanm
duncanm
May 6, 2024 8:09 pm
Indolent
Indolent
May 6, 2024 8:13 pm
Cassie of Sydney
May 6, 2024 8:25 pm

The Daily Telegraph is reporting…

Cops continue to smash down doors of Wakeley church rioters
Moments after they banged on his door at dawn on Monday, this man was in handcuffs – and police are making no apologies.

Please note that those same ‘cops’ are yet to ‘smash down the doors of the Opera House rioters‘. Hmm, funny that.

johnjjj
johnjjj
May 6, 2024 8:26 pm

In the WAtoday story on Islamophobia and the latest jihad stabby.”clarificationAn initial version of this story said Imam Syed Wadood Janud spoke on behalf of the Muslim community of Perth. We would like to clarify that he spoke for the Ahmadiyya Muslim community of Perth.”
The initial story was picked up by all the press around Australia. What morons. No doubt the Sunni Muz complained imediately. I simply asked my local 7-Eleven Muz. (you’ve all got one)
For those interested: The Ahmadiyya believe that a new prophet, Ahmad arrived in India in late 1800s. It is complete heresy to the Sunni muz and my 7-Eleven bloke. Punishable by death, hence ISIS and Al Qaeda regularly kill them. There is about 8000 in Oz ( refugees aplenty) and they try to appear as the moderate peaceful Muz. Hence when there is a JIhadi attack they are out there in the press saying this is not Islam we are peaceful, blah, blah.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
May 6, 2024 8:35 pm

In the May edition of Quadrant, there is a simple letter to the editor from Jo Hackett titled “The Wedding Ring.”
Read it.
If you don’t have a subscription, get one.
The story is worth the entire years subscription cost.

Salvatore - Iron Publican
May 6, 2024 8:40 pm

The Ahmadiyya believe that …

Jesus was crucified, survived, & moved to Pakistan.

To mainstream Islam, this is heresy.

shatterzzz
May 6, 2024 8:42 pm

Abbott would be better just shutting up rather than fluffing around like how does now.

It’s all about the ‘pension” top-up .. swanning around the globe waffling on the lucrative paid-to-yap circuit .. knowing the media is salivating on every word …!

DavidH
DavidH
May 6, 2024 8:42 pm

Can’t escape him, even here in Spain.

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Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 6, 2024 9:02 pm

Reading John Nichols book “Spitfire.” There is ONE Spitfire that served in the “Battle of Britain” still flying..

KevinM
KevinM
May 6, 2024 9:32 pm

bons
May 6, 2024 7:13 pm

Tony Abbott – the man who also jailed Hanson. I quiver in my disgust with this self appointed saint.

He didn’t even bother to defend himself against Turnbull while he pratteled on about his sister’s sexuality.

I will never forgive myself for voting for him/LNP against my better judgement.

Still remember him strutting in front of the cameras in his long black overcoat, so fashionable at the time, spouting his abuse of ON and Hanson.

But I thought he did a Walk to Canossa and holding my nose voted for him anyway.

As Cassy says, never again!
The liberals are dead to me as an option, trouble is, where to turn?

KevinM
KevinM
May 6, 2024 9:41 pm

Indolent
May 6, 2024 9:30 pm

‘Violent’ leader of Columbia University’s anti-Israel protest is unmasked as son of millionaire ad execs who is married to a model and lives in $3.4M Brooklyn brownstone

Why does it surprise you?

Ordinary people have a job to make a living, thus having no time to go to protest meetings.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 6, 2024 9:46 pm

Privacy Commissioner Carly Kind issues urgent warning to Aussies with ‘connected’ car as inquiry is launched

  • New ‘connected’ cars harvest reams of personal information
  • Privacy regulator launched an inquiry into the practice

Is your car spying on YOU?

JC
JC
May 6, 2024 10:04 pm

I’ve been watching the Tattooist of Auschwitz. It’s the most brutal thing I’ve ever seen. The camps were run by a collection of the most brutal psychopaths who had no souls.

It’s actually very difficult to watch as the story is real, related to a survivor living in Melbourne.

KevinM
KevinM
May 6, 2024 10:23 pm

JC
May 6, 2024 10:04 pm

I’ve been watching the Tattooist of Auschwitz. It’s the most brutal thing I’ve ever seen. The camps were run by a collection of the most brutal psychopaths who had no souls.

It was said before, these people live among us, always have, always will be, all they need is an opportunity to act out their depravity.

cohenite
May 6, 2024 10:26 pm

Incoming UN “Planetary Emergency” Will Rapidly Expand the Technocratic Takeover – Vigilant News Network

The calls for declaration of an emergency have also reached the White House. Last week, Bloomberg reported the Biden administration is considering declaring a climate emergency.
“White House officials have renewed discussions about potentially declaring a national climate emergency, an unprecedented step that could unlock federal powers to stifle oil development,” Bloomberg wrote.
White House spokesperson Angelo Fernandez Hernandez told Bloomberg that Biden “has treated the climate crisis as an emergency since day one”.

The election is rooted. Forget it. These bastards are playing for keeps. The GOP is useless and is still trying to get rid of RINOs. If the current lawfare fails they’ll imprison Trump as a climate criminal.

Natural Instinct
Natural Instinct
May 6, 2024 10:40 pm

Ben Shapiro had an idea to solve a number of problems on university campuses.
Abolish all government student loans and privatise the lot.
The first outcome is that students self select courses that will enable them to pay back the loan.
The second outcome is that 3 degree journalists and other.professional students will become a thing of the past. As will people who just get a degree and never use it.
Third, low socio economic taxpayers will not subsidise the wealthy either below market interest rates or thru loan forgiveness.

His argument is based on the old axiom that whenever the government takes over handing out the money it always ends up pear shape

Natural Instinct
Natural Instinct
May 6, 2024 10:43 pm

The reason he is writing on t he subject is because the RINO’s are talking about doing some deal on Biden’s loan forgiveness package.

KevinM
KevinM
May 6, 2024 10:45 pm

Interesting, if true?

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JC
JC
May 6, 2024 10:45 pm

It was said before, these people live among us, always have, always will be, all they need is an opportunity to act out their depravity.

You’re probably right.

Historian Estimates: Historian Nikolaus Wachsmann estimates over 110,000 SS personnel were involved in the camp system

The German population in 1939 was around, 79.5 million. That means in percentage terms it was around .14 percent of the population that had no qualms in killing people en masse and treating them in the most inhumane ways possible. It small in proportion, but boy it’s a decent number of murderous psychopaths.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 6, 2024 10:49 pm

Was just down at a local establishment, having a feed with an associate.

Obviously, I was rated highly by the bargirls.

JC
JC
May 6, 2024 10:55 pm

On the subject of Nazis. I notice that a lot of people here reference the loons in the green movement as Marxists, I believe its wrong to describe them that way as they aren’t.

Believe it or not, a very important faction of the Nazi party were misanthropic, ecological zealots. The modern green movement derives from this faction.

There’s more here.

Fascist Ecology: The “Green Wing” of the Nazi Party and its Fascist Ecology: The “Green Wing” of the Nazi Party and its
Historical Antecedents

Ecological science began in Germany in the 19th C started by a couple of German mental cases.

It’s an interesting read.

Call them what they are. Green Nazis.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 7, 2024 2:03 am

The size of this dog still staggers me. He’s been clocked at 34 mph
= 54.717696 kph.

When Stevo drops the leash in a crowd…. trust!

woof bark growl:

Cash 2.0 Great Dane celebrating Cinco De Mayo 2024 on the 3rd Street Promenade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFRN-i245tQ

Tom
Tom
May 7, 2024 4:00 am

Johannes Leak. Brilliant.

Tom
Tom
May 7, 2024 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
May 7, 2024 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
May 7, 2024 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
May 7, 2024 4:03 am

Tom Stiglich.

Tom
Tom
May 7, 2024 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
May 7, 2024 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
May 7, 2024 4:05 am
Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 7, 2024 4:23 am

Thanks Tom

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 7, 2024 4:26 am

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Diogenes
Diogenes
May 7, 2024 6:11 am

Got to love constructivism and kids making their own meaning…
My grandson is about to moved from what is supposed to be a really good public school into the Catholic system due to bullying. He tells me that it is going to be a really strict school because it has a cross in its school badge and will not hear any other explanation of why a cross on the badge.

Titus Groates
Titus Groates
May 7, 2024 6:14 am

Leak.

Magnificent.

calli
calli
May 7, 2024 6:23 am

A Barcelona snapshot.

I went to Barcelona for one thing only…a tour of La Sagrada Familia.  Not disappointed.

Last time I thought I could just sashay in and view.  No dice!  I had to be content with a walk around the perimeter.  My impressions on entering as one of the first group of the day –

A story carved in stone – the Nativity.  A cave, a mother and child, angels from Japan, shepherds from Turkey, a friendly dog, a donkey, and doors full of bronze leaves, a frog, a cicada.  Then into the vast, echoing, but warm and welcoming space.  A gigantic forest, petrified, leaning inward and bursting into a filigreed canopy, bathed in blue and green and turquoise from the stained glass windows to the east.  Birds, living ones, flying to and fro high above.

Across the soaring, glorious space to the other door, the journey from life to death.  Outside, the Passion in its horror.  Sorrow, shame, the sordidness of sin laid bare in all its crushing cruelty.  Two rusted I beams make the cross.  The characters in the timeless story appear – frail, grotesque, penitent, pitying…all except one.  His face imbedded in a scarf below, he hangs above, face hidden, bowed down.

If you stand at a certain place and look up, you can see a gilded figure behind the mass of brutally carved grey stone.  It’s the risen Christ.

This building is replete with stories, it’s the Bible in stone.  And it’s relentlessly Spanish.

Unfinished, even the cranes add colour and life to the place.  The workshops, the yard full of materials, the builders in hi-viz – the work is a reminder of how cathedrals were built long ago.  They spanned decades and generations, drawing on talents as yet unborn.

A profound lesson for this instant gratification age.

Cassie of Sydney
May 7, 2024 6:26 am

Call them what they are. Green Nazis.

Yep.

shatterzzz
May 7, 2024 6:28 am

It’s no wonder the UN is a waste-of-space organization ..! .. Voting on admitting a “nation” that doesn’t exist anymore .. FFS!
Palestine is just a word, nowadayz, and has been since 1947 .. It’ll never exist again except in nostalgia but the, too-much-money-too-much-time-on-hand, UN wantz to have a feel-good vote ..
Luigi & “the chap” both champing at the bit for another OS trip and a bit of we-luvs-ya towards their terrorist maaates ……..
https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/other/why-anthony-albanese-will-face-a-tough-call-when-the-un-votes-on-full-membership-for-palestine/ar-BB1lUvSQ?ocid=hpmsn&cvid=165924abf1d142319a4d5a7e57c5c763&ei=18

Cassie of Sydney
May 7, 2024 6:35 am

Johannes Leak. Brilliant.

So brilliant is Johannes’ cartoon in the Australian today that the editor should have published the paper today without any print words and just with Johannes’ cartoon emblazoned on the front page.

Pogria
Pogria
May 7, 2024 6:39 am

Three of NSWaffen’s finest on the job. Public Safety is assured.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13385859/Sydney-Liverpool-jaywalking-cops.html

lotocoti
lotocoti
May 7, 2024 6:52 am
shatterzzz
May 7, 2024 6:52 am

Bloody hell..! .. Apparently, Whyalla Steel has been shutdown for the past 8 weeks and this is the 1st I’ve heard of it .. Not sure how much steel they still make in Wollongong/Newcastle but this SA operation being offline must be creating a massive slowdown/backlog in Oz steel production ..
I had read that the bloke that owns Whyalla is in serious financial difficulties in England (he, currently, controls all UK steel production) so whether Whyalla’s troubles are related to this or just the balls-up this report mentions is yet to be seen ….!
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-05-07/sa-whyalla-steelworks-blast-furnace-issues/103808270

shatterzzz
May 7, 2024 6:57 am

seems the media is having trouble with deal-or-no-deal understanding .. Reality is you don’t have a deal unless both sides agree .. Hamas is a terrorist organization who cares, apart from the media, apparently, if they “agree” .. FFS!
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-05-07/hamas-accepts-gaza-ceasefire-proposal-from-egypt-and-qatar/103812578

shatterzzz
May 7, 2024 7:03 am

It’s official ..! .. We have gone completely WOKE .. FFS!
Why stop at the jumper..? .. There’s his undies, shoes, sox ect ……
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/nrl/article-13364681/Westfield-Bondi-Junction-Kangaroos-Rebel-stabbing.html

rosie
rosie
May 7, 2024 7:07 am

Basically hamas has agreed to allow itself to survive, with many terrorists currently imprisoned in Israel returned to fight another day and the world to fund its capacity to attack Israel in the future.
No wonder Israel is saying no and pressing on.

rosie
rosie
May 7, 2024 7:09 am

I’m glad you enjoyed the basilica Calli.
It is glorious, at any distance.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 7, 2024 7:13 am
Natural Instinct
Natural Instinct
May 7, 2024 7:19 am

OMG
Their ABC this morning is all about

Hamas has accepted a peace proposal

And by inference big bad Israel is now the recalcitrant party that must be brought to heel.
That this development even gets a mention shows you what the narrative will be for the next few days.

duncanm
duncanm
May 7, 2024 7:24 am

https://twitter.com/just_whatever/status/1787583789931041097

Michael Elgort

@just_whatever

April 1945, Berlin, the Reich Chancellery

Hitler accepts these 3 ceasefire conditions:

1. Withdrawal of all allied forces from any territory that German Reich held before September 1

2. Allies pay full financial retribution to Germany

3. SS still keeps all the Jews as hostages

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 7, 2024 7:25 am

Shatterzz, I see the owner Gupta owes nearly a Billion to Greensill creditors. “What a brilliant idea” Julie Bishop was contacted to explain why she was pumping up Greensill’s financial credentials to Josh Friedeggburger while she was still FM. Nothing to see here. There are other steel manufacturers in UK. British Steel is owned by the choggies. Used to be TATA owned.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 7, 2024 7:29 am

From last night’s posts:
Spitfire – nice aircraft with excellent handling qualities but not such a great warplane. 11000 man hours to build one.
Bf 109 took only 4000 man hours to build and was just as good.
The Germans actually had a captured Spitfire but didn’t think much of the Merlin so fitted a DB605. They thought that was pretty good.
Then after the war the Spanish built the Buchon which was a 109 with a Merlin engine because they couldn’t get Daimler-Benz engines.
The 109 had nice things like single lever engine control and the pilot’s legs were straight out to higher mounted rudder pedals which improved g tolerance.

rosie
rosie
May 7, 2024 7:31 am

Hamas has been forcing captives to produce proof of life videos including Hersh Goldberg who’s hand was blown off when Hamas threw a grenade into the bomb shelter where he and others fleeing the Nova festival were.
About fourteen of them were killed, plenty of video coverage of it before, during after.
Why should Hamas monsters who want to do this again and again be handed the means to do so?

rosie
rosie
May 7, 2024 7:35 am

Hersh Goldberg is an American citizen.
Why isn’t Biden sending in Navy Seals to rescue him and the other American hostages?
I watched the movie about the rescue of Captain Rich Philips from Somalia pirates last night.
Another dreadful movie about men.
Excellent.

Cassie of Sydney
May 7, 2024 7:46 am

Why should Hamas monsters who want to do this again and again be handed the means to do so?

They should not.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 7, 2024 7:46 am

The picture wireless informs me that Hamas is still pegging rockets into Israel, while accepting a ceasefire proposal drafted up by Egypt and….

Qatar.

No wonder Israel’s giving them the finger.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
May 7, 2024 7:48 am

calli
 May 7, 2024 6:23 am
Thank you for this beautiful vignette I was there bathed in the warm and turquoise light — thank you

Anders
Anders
May 7, 2024 7:55 am

Interesting headline in The Advertiser… :

‘Lives will be lost’: Young Aussies warned of spiking health crisis

Experts warn Australia isn’t prepared for the next “epidemic” with a sharp rise in young people being diagnosed with cancer, just like Princess Kate.

I don’t know what their explanation for the spike is as the article is behind a paywall, but it does make one wonder…

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 7, 2024 7:57 am

JC not having a go at you being pedantic about Marxists and Nazi’s. There is now no differentiation between any on the left, muzzies included. Only the scale. Nothing on the left works properly to any degree. Every crackpot idea is given legs, with each trying to claim it as their own. On pain of death is the only way they can control the population. I look at my grandchildren, one has just learnt to walk, the other wants to do everything himself or wants to be shown how to. At what age and what triggers the human race to become indolent. It has no place in the animal kingdom. Is it genetic? I’m at a loss.

Pogria
Pogria
May 7, 2024 7:57 am

Ace has described Israel’s reaction to Hamas’ Ceasefire agreement in his own brilliantly, incisive way;

“Israeli Warplanes Begin Pounding Rafah Like Sweetdick Pounding Fani’s Wretched Snizz”.
“In an obvious attempt to delay this final attack on their terror stronghold, Hamas announced they were “agreeing” to a ceasefire.
Not the ceasefire deal that Israel agreed to, of course. No, they “agreed” to a ceasefire deal Israel had no part of.”

Israeli warplanes pounded targets in Rafah, a city in southern Gaza, yesterday, as the military told about 110,000 people there to evacuate. Hours later, the political leader of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, said that the group had accepted a cease-fire proposal from Qatar and Egypt.
The full details of the proposal were unclear, but the conflict remains unresolved. Comments by Hamas and Israeli officials made it clear that Haniyeh was not referring to the plan that Israel had recently put forward.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said the proposal did not meet Israel’s demands. Israel’s war cabinet had also decided unanimously to “continue with its action in Rafah in order to exert military pressure on Hamas,” Netanyahu’s office said in a statement.”

Hang in there Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
May 7, 2024 7:59 am

“I think it’s seriously [time] that we talked about putting fully qualified psychiatrist or psychologist in our schools and maybe looking at reducing the chaplains program because I’m not sure that that is helpful either,” Lambie told The Today Show.
Green-Teal level dhimmitude from Jacqui Lambie.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 7, 2024 8:03 am

The propaganda, it’s not working!

Monmouth Poll: Americans’ Climate Change Concern Drops (6 May)

A new poll finds fewer Americans see climate change as a “very serious problem,” The Hill reported Monday.

The Monmouth University poll, conducted in April, shows a 10-point decline from the last time the poll was conducted in September 2021, 56% to 46%, the Hill reported. …

Only 13% of Republicans said climate change is a “very serious” problem, down 21% from 2021.

As usual it is the Left that believes in this imaginary crisis. Given that MAGA righties would be reluctant these days to do polls you could think the real numbers are even lower.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 7, 2024 8:03 am

Pogria who would have thought, muzzies agreeing with muzzies. No terrorism is too much. The Persians once were great thinkers till the reavers got back in control. What’s a head or 50 million amongst reavers.

Roger
Roger
May 7, 2024 8:04 am

There is now no differentiation between any on the left, muzzies included.

Islam’s designs are quite different from the Left’s.

For the moment they’re fellow travellers.

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Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 7, 2024 8:07 am

Natural Instinct
 May 7, 2024 7:19 am

OMG

Their ABC this morning is all about

Hamas has accepted a peace proposal

And by inference big bad Israel is now the recalcitrant party that must be brought to heel.

That this development even gets a mention shows you what the narrative will be for the next few days.

Israel has not agreed and is sending a delegation to Cairo –

From the BBC –

“The details of the agreement are unclear and Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu said it was “far from meeting Israel’s demands”. Israel will send a delegation to Cairo to negotiate further.”

Natural Instinct
Natural Instinct
May 7, 2024 8:15 am

BREAKING NEWS FROM THE ABC

Natural Instinct has agreed to a lifetime pension of $1 million per year.

The Federal Government is yet to respond.

Cassie of Sydney
May 7, 2024 8:22 am

Islam’s designs are quite different from the Left’s.

For the moment they’re fellow travellers.

Correct, and once these ‘fellow travellers’ overthrow the system, any ensuing contest between Islam and the left will see the left lose…bigtime.

Anyone who possesses a modicum of knowledge about history, in particular the Iranian revolution, would know this.

rosie
rosie
May 7, 2024 8:23 am

Hamas bravado is for its domestic audience.
They all expect to be millionaires as the result of this war.
The left will travel with islam, if they reach the end of the road, islam will tear them to shreds at the end.

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rosie
rosie
May 7, 2024 8:36 am

All those puny university students supporting hamas, those that haven’t already converted to islam will be saying their inshallahs quick smart.
If I was paying a child’s tuition at Columbia and they got involved in the protests/converted they’d also be finding a job at Walmart quick smart.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 7, 2024 8:43 am

Natural Instinct
 May 7, 2024 8:15 am

BREAKING NEWS FROM THE ABC

Natural Instinct has agreed to a lifetime pension of $1 million per year.

The Federal Government is yet to respond.

Decision coming through now – No, no, no, no…..YES.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRlqmTKyQx0

And I’m next. And I want a longer Lifetime as well.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 7, 2024 8:45 am

Fellow travellers they are, but not different. Total control. Its only a matter of who is in control.

rosie
rosie
May 7, 2024 8:48 am
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 7, 2024 8:50 am

Wow, that’s what an invasion looks like.

Where Unsold EVs Go To Die: Belgium’s Ports Drowning Under Glut Of Chinese Imports (7 May)

Le Monde reports Belgium’s ports drowning under glut of Chinese electric cars: ‘Some are parked here for a year, sometimes more

Due to China’s overcapacity in production – as it aims to capture a quarter of the European electric vehicle market – the ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge are inundated. …

Quartz reports Cars are piling up at European ports at an alarming rate

Imported vehicles are seriously piling up at European ports, turning them into “car parks.” Automakers are distributors are struggling with a slowdown in car sales as well as logistical bottlenecks that make it hard to alleviate the buildup of new, unsold vehicles.

Some Chinese brand EVs had been sitting in European ports for up to 18 months, while some ports had asked importers to provide proof of onward transport, according to industry executives. One car logistics expert said many of the unloaded vehicles were simply staying in the ports until they were sold to distributors or end users.

“It’s chaos,” said another person who had been briefed on the situation.

I can’t see the EU car companies surviving this. The place is getting poorer so that the punters can’t afford cars anyway, and they won’t be buying Porsches, they’ll buy cheap and cheerful Chinese cars. Eurpoean manufacturers can’t possibly compete with the high cost of electricity they are forced to pay. And if the EV fad fails the Chinese will just flood the market with petrol Geelys and etc instead.

rosie
rosie
May 7, 2024 8:50 am
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 7, 2024 8:54 am

For military Cats – seventy years since the French Union garrison of Dien Bien Phu surrendered to the Viet Minh.So very few survived the “death marches” and the Viet Minh prisoner of war camps.

rosie
rosie
May 7, 2024 8:57 am

Apparently the IDF ground invasion of Rafah had started.
No wonder Hamas have announced a unilateral ceasefire.
Hopefully they stick to it.

m0nty
m0nty
May 7, 2024 8:59 am

Great to hear there is talk of a ceasefire in Gaza.

Makes a welcome change from talk of war.

Hopefully some way can be found to bring the hostages home.

Roger
Roger
May 7, 2024 9:01 am

Fellow travellers they are, but not different. Total control. Its only a matter of who is in control.

History suggests it matters quite a bit who is in control.

A leftist totalitarian system is yet to last a century.

Dhimmitude is measured in centuries.

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feelthebern
feelthebern
May 7, 2024 9:01 am

She’s had a great 3+ years.
Pretend VP.
Swanning about having a great time.

RNC Research
@RNCResearch

REPORTER: “Hamas says it accepted a ceasefire deal. Your reaction?”
KAMALA: “Shrimp and grits. You wanted to know? Shrimp and grits.”

https://x.com/RNCResearch/status/1787534456334475288

?

rosie
rosie
May 7, 2024 9:08 am

LOL Monty
Hamas have been holding and murdering hostages for over 7 months, there might be thirty odd still living and now you care?

rosie
rosie
May 7, 2024 9:12 am

Twitter is going off over the Rafah ‘invasion’ apparently there are up to 2 million people there.
Israel warned civilians to move, just like the US warned the civilians of Tokyo and Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The UN says it’s hard.
Of course it.
Even if you have to walk two kilometres to a place of safety.
I’d certainly throw my hands up and say impossible.

Figures
Figures
May 7, 2024 9:13 am

Monty, can you please explain why not a single leftist anywhere on the planet has ever complained about the way the Soviets treated Germans after WWII but they are all so full of compassion for the Palestinians?

How are Palestinians less responsible for atrocities committed by Hamas than Germans were for atrocities committed by Nazis?

Roger
Roger
May 7, 2024 9:14 am

monty!

One of your kids is on your computer.

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m0nty
m0nty
May 7, 2024 9:15 am

I would just like the war to stop, rosie. Is that too much to ask?

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 7, 2024 9:21 am

Hang in there Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Indeed.
Not going to solve the Palestinian issue, but most of the world would be a better place with several thousand fewer arseholes. And Israel’s don’t ‘fcuk us around’ credentials burnished.

The Axis of China, on the other hand, would be happier for the Israel/Hamas situation to fester and discomfit the US presidency and the west more generally.

Bear that in mind while decoding the meejah and political talking heads. Like their ABC, presently explaining that Partners for Peace Hamas have agreed to a peace deal, which Israel is backsliding on…

Pogria
Pogria
May 7, 2024 9:25 am

There is a story running on X that Biden shat himself, whilst being asked questions by the mob. It is gaining momentum and the memes have started.
Here is an excellent sample. 😀

https://twitter.com/TheRicanMemes/status/1786757229594525804

Makka
Makka
May 7, 2024 9:28 am

I would just like the war to stop, rosie. Is that too much to ask?

That’s all too twee coming from someone who has not suffered anything from the Hamas atrocities, other than being faux concerned via leftist group think. Israel is protecting it’s existence, while you play fantasy footy. That’s how insignificant your “concern” is.

Roger
Roger
May 7, 2024 9:33 am

Home Affairs minister Clare O’Neil has broken her media silence and (rightly) contradicted PM Spinocchio* on the independence of the board which ordered an ankle monitoring device be removed from a man who subsequently, it is alleged, engaged in a violent robbery in Perth which left an elderly woman in hospital.

The Community Protection Board was established by the Albanese government in December to make recommendations to government. The decision as to whether to accept those recommendations lies with the government.

*h/t calli!

m0nty
m0nty
May 7, 2024 9:35 am

Lauren Southern met an Aussie, got knocked up, became a tradwife… and got stuck in an abusive patriarchal marriage.

https://unherd.com/2024/05/lauren-southern-the-tradlife-influencer-filled-with-regret/

On one hand, the story is sad and typical, and she deserves support. On the other, she literally FAFO after spending years attacking feminism, only to discover what life is like under trad values.

shatterzzz
May 7, 2024 9:37 am

Hang in there Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Yep..! When Hamas sez, “No deal” .. the media is “mooove along, pleeze, nuttin’ to see ‘ere” but when Israel sez, “Up yours” ..
media is, “It’s sooo unfair Hamas coming to party but Israel knocks back invite” …….

Roger
Roger
May 7, 2024 9:39 am

…what life is like under trad values.

Abusing your wife is not a traditional value.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 7, 2024 9:45 am

I would just like the war to stop, rosie. Is that too much to ask?

Be patient, fatso.
The sooner the IDF weed out the scum, the sooner it will be over.

Baba
Baba
May 7, 2024 9:47 am

Is there any proof of Hamas murdering hostages?

Baba
Baba
May 7, 2024 9:50 am

Proof of life videos are anti-Semitic.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 7, 2024 9:56 am

Comment, from the Oz.

1 hour ago
I’m praying for the Palestinian people. This is unforgivable and horrendous. Watching all the videos of scared and injured people, I just cannot believe the world is letting this happen. It’s a dystopian horror movie that we’re watching live on our phones. This violence will not bring peace for Israel. I am one of a rapidly increasing number of people who will never forgive the Israelis. I stand proudly and full of love for the people of Palestine.

Cassie of Sydney
May 7, 2024 9:58 am

I would just like the war to stop, rosie. Is that too much to ask?

You wouldn’t mind the pervert apologist’s concern about ‘war’ if he didn’t like all wars, it is just that he is soooo selective about the conflicts he supports and those he doesn’t support. He isn’t so concerned about the war in Ukraine ‘stopping’.

The pervert apologist is such a verminous a hypocrite, particularly when it comes to Jews.

Cassie of Sydney
May 7, 2024 10:02 am

Hamas have been holding and murdering hostages for over 7 months, there might be thirty odd still living and now you care?

Exactly, not a word from him for 7 months. Not a word about the murders, the rapes, the kidnappings….nothing. Because it didn’t and doesn’t suit his narrative.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 7, 2024 10:27 am

Not sure whether this has already been posted, but How True.

https://youtu.be/jUm8w-i-eGM

Tennis Elbow is trying to be a Dictator.

Greyranga
Greyranga
May 7, 2024 10:29 am

Can we get the IDF to clean out a basement in Hawthorn. They’ll have to battle a mountain of Krispy Kreme boxes. I’ve heard it’s hard to destroy a mutley. If its not done properly it divides into two.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 7, 2024 10:31 am

A disturbing aspect of the former Perth teen jihadi-wannabe that has slipped quietly under the radar.

The youth was in a bad enough way to be in a de radicalisation program at age 14. Being counselled, with supervision from the cops, apparently a source of concern in his school community and in the Perth Muslim community.

Yet little to no mention of any involvement of his parents in his car crash of a life.

Not from prurient interest; this has not happened in a vacuum. Or perhaps it has.

rosie
rosie
May 7, 2024 10:31 am

“Is there any proof of Hamas murdering hostages?”
Other than those they have been boasting about online.
And Noa Marciano who was beaten to death with a hammer in Shifa hospital.
Your context is amazing considering the videos of hamas murdering hostages in cold blood on 7 October, including a Tanzanian they had captured and a muslim Israeli they interrogated for directions to the Nova festival then executed.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 7, 2024 10:32 am

In todays Paywallian even Mavis has doubts.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 7, 2024 10:46 am

Re Reynolds pursuing BH & her trust.
People should know the ATO tries this on 100’s of times per year.
And unlike private individuals going at each other, the ATO can do this via an administrative process without the need to front up to court (unless it’s appealed of course).

The ATO doesn’t try this on with the likes of Gina (just using her wealth as an example not saying they should).
They do it against those usually without the means to defend it.

There should be more outrage over the way the ATO operates.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
May 7, 2024 10:52 am

Sky News and much of the media want to portray Hamas as offering a ceasefire while Israel isn’t accepting it. If that’s the headline, with no explanation, people will be “propagandised” into thinking Israel are the bad guys.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
May 7, 2024 10:56 am

There is a story running on X that Biden shat himself, whilst being asked questions by the mob. 
Gutfeld impishly suggested it was a regular thing and part of the reason for his “stiff gait”.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
May 7, 2024 10:59 am

It appears that the “moderators” at the Oz also stand proudly with the Gazan Palestinians who in turn stand proudly with Hamas.

Cassie of Sydney
May 7, 2024 11:01 am

Whilst some hostages, almost all elderly women and children, were released in November 2023, very few of the young and elderly Jewish males kidnapped on that dreadful day in October 2023 have been released. Most of these males are probably dead. As for the young women who remain hostage in Gaza, I don’t want to think of the sexual horror and violence they are enduring.

Perhaps Baba thinks that the footage of Naama Levy, being dragged by her hair from the car by Palestinian males, her paints soiled red from bleeding from her anus and vagina after being raped, was not blood but beetroot? Perhaps Baba thinks it was staged by the IDF?

Perhaps Baba thinks that the body of Shani Louk was not real, her corpse was an IDF plastic dummy? Perhaps Baba thinks that was staged by the IDF?

Perhaps Baba thinks Ariet and Kfir Bibas were not real? They were dolls being held by their frightened mother, Shira? Perhaps Baba thinks that was staged by the IDF?

I think I will stop there. Once a Jew hater, always a Jew hater.

Baba
Baba
May 7, 2024 11:07 am

Other than those they have been boasting about online.

I asked for proof.

And Noa Marciano who was beaten to death with a hammer in Shifa hospital.

What rotten luck. Survived Israeli airstrikes only to be killed by a Hamas hammer. Not just a blunt instrument, mind. A Hamas hammer.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 7, 2024 11:08 am

In todays Paywallian even Mavis has doubts.

You have to read though Mavis’ tears of pain to see the doubt. Even then, it’s the doubt of concern whether Handsome Boy can reach his full potential:

“The Labor Party is the great building force in Australian public life, but it is poorly organised and scatty,” he [Keating] said. “It is also ideologically uncertain. It comes into its own when it is led and shaped.”

Keating is right; there is a premium on leadership. This is the task for Albanese.

In 12 months?
Wholly feasible.

Pogria
Pogria
May 7, 2024 11:16 am

In Texas, they instill Toxic Masculinity from birth.
Real life Heroes don’t wear capes, they have mullets.
One AWESOME nine year old.

https://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/5406/-039-Don-039-t-Die-I-Will-Be-Back-039-9-Year-Old-Hero-Saves-Parents-039-Lives-Amidst-Tornado-Tragedy

cohenite
May 7, 2024 11:17 am

Islam’s designs are quite different from the Left’s.

Please elaborate and consider the distinction between how the left/muzzie leaders describe their plans/ideology and the effect of those plans/ideology on average folk.

I would agree that the ideology of islam is different from the ideology of communism/marxism but the effect of both on average folk is the same: total personal oppression.

Roger
Roger
May 7, 2024 11:21 am

Keating is right; there is a premium on leadership. This is the task for Albanese.

A premium on leadership, Mavis?

Your problem is Albanese is from the Reject Shop.

Got the Labor leadership because he wasn’t Bill Shorten.

Got the prime ministership because he wasn’t Scott Morrison.

Look under his feet and it says Made in China.

alwaysright
alwaysright
May 7, 2024 11:22 am

Bob Gorrell. His cartoon today is excellent.

Pogria
Pogria
May 7, 2024 11:23 am

I asked for proof.”

What F**king Universe gives YOU the right to ask for proof?!?

Do your own trawling of the internet. It is all there.

And, if proof were given to YOUR satisfaction, you would roll out the filthy trope being used everywhere, “oh oh oh, well, they DESERVED it!”

You and muntsac are related. No, don’t lie.

Baba
Baba
May 7, 2024 11:25 am

The claim:

Perhaps Baba thinks that the footage of Naama Levy, being dragged by her hair from the car by Palestinian males, her paints soiled red from bleeding from her anus and vagina after being raped, was not blood but beetroot?

The footage:

She moves easily for someone so brutally raped her rectum was torn.

Cassie of Sydney
May 7, 2024 11:29 am

Baba the Jew hater is an expert on rape…and how a woman walks after being raped.

A few weeks ago Baba’s Jew hating obsession and trolling was sublimely smacked down by C.L. on his blog.

I think it is pretty clear Baba doesn’t like Jews very much.

Baba
Baba
May 7, 2024 11:37 am

A few weeks ago Baba’s Jew hating obsession and trolling was sublimely smacked down by C.L. on his blog.

Ah yes, who could forget? Slapped down for expressing doubt about the 40 beheaded babies in Kibbutz Kfar Aza.

Not even Rosie believes that now.

Cassie of Sydney
May 7, 2024 11:40 am

Ah yes, who could forget? Slapped down for expressing doubt about the 40 beheaded babies in Kibbutz Kfar Aza.

Except, of course, you have forgotten. You were smacked down because you wrote that Lavrentia Beria was a Jew.

Except Beria was not a Jew. Beria was Georgian Orthodox.

You even apologised to C.L for your ‘error’.

Now piss off.

Baba
Baba
May 7, 2024 11:49 am

I confused him with another NKVD butcher, Genrikh Yagoda.

Cassie of Sydney
May 7, 2024 11:50 am

I confused him with another NKVD butcher, Genrikh Yagoda.

Nup. There was no confusion, you assume every ‘butcher’ is a Jew.

Vicki
Vicki
May 7, 2024 11:54 am

Just when we think that we have uncovered the devastating connection between US pharma researchers such as EcoHealth Alliance and the Wuhan lab, we find that there is documented material showing a connection of German virological teams in Wuhan pursuing joint work on HIV and other vaccines. I recall that the great HIV pioneer Luc de Montagnier, before his death, noted the evidence of HIV genomic inserts in the sequence. The importance of this new evidence is that it reveals amazing hint research between Chinese labs and the West!

https://brownstone.org/articles/the-smoking-gun-in-wuhan/

Pogria
Pogria
May 7, 2024 11:55 am

She moves easily for someone so brutally raped her rectum was torn.”

Experienced in tearing rectums are you? Well colour me surprised.

Naama’s brain was running on adrenalin. Adrenalin feeds Fear or Rage so the human body is capable of flight or fight.

Naama had filthy apes, who had not long before brutalised her, screaming at her and belting her and dragging her by her hair. Her brain went into flight mode. Not to run away, but to keep upright and moving as ordered in the hope that she may survive.

I am surprised you acknowledge that it was blood on her pants. The Western Media, from the start lied, and made the narrative about how “poor girl was so frightened, she pooed her pants”.

You get off on this, don’t you Baa Baa.

cohenite
May 7, 2024 11:57 am

She moves easily for someone so brutally raped her rectum was torn.

Some envy there baba; I bet you wish you were one of the boys enjoying the day out, eh.

Vicki
Vicki
May 7, 2024 11:59 am

With Dover’s indulgence, i post the full transcript of this amazing article:

The Smoking Gun in Wuhan  APRIL 30, 2024  

Robert Kogan

Theories of a lab origin of SARS-CoV-2 have largely focused on the presence in the genome of the famous furin cleavage site. Less attention has been paid to other anomalies and, in particular, the presence of the so-called HIV inserts first flagged by the Indian research team Pradhan et al. in late January 2020 and quickly dismissed as untenable conspiracy-mongering. 

Thus, when an Anglosphere group of scientists around Kristian Andersen came to Anthony Fauci at almost exactly the same time with their concerns that the virus had been engineered, their focus was on the furin cleavage site and they took great pains to distance themselves from Pradhan et al. and the HIV inserts.

But is that because they did not view them as anomalous, or rather because they were worried that the implications of the anomaly were too shocking to be pursued? The content of their FOIA’d emails and Slack messages makes clear that it is the latter. They too saw the anomaly, but they did not want to talk about it, since, as Edward Holmes put it, in both a February 4th 2020 email to Jeremy Farrar and a Slack group message on the same day, “this will make us look like loons.” 

(More fully, Holmes wrote to his colleagues, referring to the first sketch of what would become their infamous ‘Proximal Origins’ paper, “Good idea not to mention all the other anomalies as this will make us look like loons.”)
As the Slack messages likewise make abundantly and sometimes embarrassingly clear, questions of expediency and even career considerations were never far from the minds of Andersen and his colleagues.

But someone who was too old to care about such matters was the late French virologist Luc Montagnier: none other than the man who is credited with having discovered HIV or the AIDS virus. Montagnier took the findings of Pradhan et al. very seriously, reproduced them independently with the help of the bio-mathematician Jean-Claude Perez and concluded that SAR-CoV-2 must have been created in a lab. He would indeed be widely treated as a “loon” for his troubles – and this despite the fact that the supposed “loon” had been awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine barely 10 years earlier for his discovery of HIV.

In an April 16th, 2020 interview with the French health news site Pourquoi Docteur? (Why Doctor?), Montagnier dismissed the idea that SARS-CoV-2 had emerged from a wet market as “a nice story” and insisted that, in light of the HIV inserts, the more likely scenario was that it had been engineered in an effort to create an HIV vaccine using a coronavirus as vector.
(Although the accompanying article is still online, the audio of Luc Montagnier’s interview with Pourquoi Docteur? is no longer available on the website or the podcast platform. Fortunately, a recording of it has been preserved on Facebook here.)

It is well known, after all, that the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) had been conducting experiments with bat-borne coronaviruses. This is precisely why Kristian Andersen was convinced that a lab escape of the virus was far more probable than a natural origin. “I think the main thing still in my mind,” he wrote in a Slack message, “is that the lab escape version of this is so friggin’ likely to have happened because they were already doing this type of work and the molecular data is fully consistent with that scenario.”

Andersen wrote this to his colleagues just before getting on the famous February 1st 2020 conference call during which the German coronavirus specialist Christian Drosten and the Dutch gain-of-function researcher Ron Fouchier are known to have harshly upbraided them for entertaining the ‘lab-leak’ hypothesis.
But surely no one in Wuhan was trying to create an HIV vaccine, and that is presumably why Andersen and his colleagues thought Montagnier’s theory was ‘friggin’’ unlikely and felt comfortable making lame attempts to diss the Nobel Prize laureate (“Nobel Prize Disease is a known thing”) in their conversations.

But the fact of the matter is that someone was trying to create an HIV vaccine in Wuhan.For this was precisely the aim of the longstanding German-Chinese cooperative virology project about which I have written herehere, and here and which gave rise to a full-fledged joint German-Chinese virology lab right in Wuhan. Indeed, as I have shown, the joint German-Chinese lab, located at Union Hospital on the left bank of the Yangtze River, is not just in Wuhan, but is also – unlike the Wuhan Institute of Virology – right in the area of the initial outbreak of Covid-19 cases in the city.Furthermore, the Wuhan Institute of Virology is itself an official partner in the German-Chinese virology network – and, as will be seen momentarily, key members of the network who were conducting experiments meant to facilitate the development of an HIV vaccine are based at none other than the WIV.

When he first stumbled upon the HIV inserts, Luc Montagnier could not have known all this. All he had to go on was the molecular data. But it is true.
The very title of the publicly-funded “transregional” collaborative research centre (TRR60) which gave rise to the joint German-Chinese lab is “Mutual interaction of chronic viruses with cells of the immune system: from fundamental research to immunotherapy and vaccination

The chronic viruses for which a vaccine was being sought were hepatitis-C and HIV. A mission statement is available in English here. The centrality of developing a “safe and effective” HIV vaccine is clear. Yes, the now infamous “safe and effective” formula is in the mission statement (as can be seen below).

As can be seen in the description below, sub-project B6 of TRR60, under the direction of Professors Rongge Yang and Binlian Sun of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, was dedicated to studying “genetically engineered HIV gp120 V1/V2 glycosylation variants” for the purpose of facilitating “HIV vaccine development.”

Well, this is very interesting, since three of the four inserts identified by Pradhan et al. correspond precisely to “to short segments of amino acid residues in HIV-1 gp120”: i.e., the HIV envelope protein “glycoprotein 120”. More specifically, the residues “were a part of the V4, V5 and V1 domains respectively” (emphasis added).As “Seven of Nine MD” noted when this passage in Pradhan et al. was brought to her attention on X, “This does not look good for Rongge Yang and Ulf Dittmer.” (As touched upon here, the pseudonymous “Seven of Nine MD” X-account has taken up many of the topics of the German physician and virologist Johanna Deinert: a long-time proponent of the “lab-leak” hypothesis who was exiled from Twitter under the old regime and whose @DeinertDoc account has never been restored under the new.)

Professor Ulf Dittmer of University Hospital Essen was the coordinator of the “transregional” research centre, and he is the Co-Director of the German-Chinese lab at Union Hospital in Wuhan. (I have discussed his links to Christian Drosten .) Dittmer is in fact himself the co-author with no fewer than five members of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, including Rongge Yang and Binlian Sun, of a 2016 paper on none other than the V1 region of the HIV envelope protein gp120.

The paper identifies the region as being “indispensable for…virus infection,” and the authors argue that their joint research “may facilitate the development of novel HIV vaccines.

There has, of course, been much excitement about an alleged ‘smoking gun’ in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, which is supposed to prove the lab origins of SARS-CoV-2. Never mind that Chapel Hill is some 7,000 miles or so from Wuhan. But this ‘smoking gun’ – one with German, not American, fingerprints on it – is right in Wuhan. There is no need for the virus to have somehow got to the city in China prior to escape. The HIV work was being done right at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, with its famous repository of coronaviruses.

Republished from The Daily Sceptic

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Baba
Baba
May 7, 2024 12:00 pm

It seems like we are in agreement. There is no proof of Hamas murdering hostages.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
May 7, 2024 12:02 pm

Lauren Southern met an Aussie, got knocked up, became a tradwife…
Tragedy is, it wasn’t me she made the happiest man etc.

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
May 7, 2024 12:03 pm

Scroll the troll.

Cassie of Sydney
May 7, 2024 12:05 pm

I bet Jew hating Baba thinks that there is no proof of the Holocaust, the death camps, the crematoriums and so on.

Ohhh, now I know, ‘Baba’ is David Irving.

Salvatore - Iron Publican
May 7, 2024 12:06 pm

It seems like we are in agreement. There is no proof of Hamas murdering hostages.

Well, that’s alright then, Oct 7th is no bid deal after all.

cohenite
May 7, 2024 12:10 pm

It seems like we are in agreement. There is no proof of Hamas murdering hostages.

Who is this piece of shit? It makes dickless appear normal.

Makka
Makka
May 7, 2024 12:33 pm

The importance of this new evidence is that it reveals amazing hint research between Chinese labs and the West!

Well, more amazing is the revelation by Nuland that the US has many bio-labs in, of all places, far off Ukraine. Why Ukraine? The very same nation where the Biden family have been harvesting corrupt $$$ for years. So besides greed, you can be sure that the Billion$$ of US taxpayer hard earned being poured into Ukraine pockets is to keep mouths shut-or else.

Pogria
Pogria
May 7, 2024 12:33 pm

Catholic League President Bill Donohue ridiculed the “cowardly” pro-Hamas demonstrators on America’s university campuses for their spineless approach to revolutionary protest.
Instead of willingness to die for their cause, the spoiled pro-Hamas snowflakes display no capacity for sacrifice and hide their faces in shame, object to being arrested, and demand “chicken nuggets and applesauce” when barricaded inside school buildings, Dr. Donohue notes in his biting essay, titled “Meet Our Bratty Revolutionaries.”
The protesters brandish swastika-bearing signs and boldly call for a “Final Solution” and an “Intifada Revolution” while they shout, “We Are Hamas,” but the timorous demonstrators “hide under blankets when speaking to the press” then demand amnesty after engaging in revolutionary protests, Donohue adds.

Oddly, the pro-Hamas protesters “have much in common with the Ku Klux Klan,” he observes, since “both hate Jews and both wear masks while demonstrating.”
States like New York eventually passed laws banning protesters like the KKK from wearing masks, but police are no longer allowed to enforce it, he writes, “much to the applause of the Jew-haters.”
Mask-wearing seems to be a constant among effete rebels, Donohue remarks, as observed with Occupy Wall Street “thugs” as well as Antifa terrorists; and now, the pro-Hamas “crazies” at the University of Michigan are being given masks upon entry to be able to conceal their identities.

Crusaders from Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and the pro-Hamas sect “want to promote violence without being subjected to it,” Donohue writes, a practice that is definitely “not manly.”
Whereas real revolutionaries “know they have to have some skin in the game,” today’s brand of rebels can not be taken seriously because “they are more worried about having an arrest record and how it may hurt their career than in making the ultimate sacrifice,” he adds.
They certainly do not want to give up their Apple phones and computers, despite the fact that Israel “has been making them since 1985,” he quips.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 7, 2024 12:41 pm

Check out this c-bomb. They should have no place in this country.

Grrrr.

Via Avi:

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/sWiDaXJ2zS4

Top Ender
Top Ender
May 7, 2024 12:42 pm

Ancient Aboriginal bones apparently ’dropped off in brown paper bags’ by Tas authorities

Fury has erupted after ancient Tasmanian Aboriginal bones were apparently “dropped off” in brown paper bags at a Hobart reception desk last Friday.

Tasmanian Aboriginal leader Nala Mansell, who previously lashed authorities for their management of recently-discovered remains, said the way those remains were returned has now left her shocked.

“I’ve never heard of anything so terrible before,” she told the Mercury.

“It’s absolutely disgusting.

“I’m just not sure how you could possibly do anything worse than what they’ve done.”

The bones – a femur located by a member of the public at Carlton Beach in 2022, plus two femurs and a radius bone located by a fisherman at the Shank in 2016 – were apparently dropped off at the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (TAC) reception desk on Friday by a member of the Coronial Division.

Ms Mansell said neither she nor anyone else at the TAC was contacted beforehand – and their requests to the Coronial Division for assistance in repatriating the remains to their homelands had simply been ignored.

She said if anyone else were to have their family member’s bones dropped off at their office in such a way, “there would be an uproar”.

“I can’t imagine any family who would think it’s okay to have the remains of a human being dropped off at reception in a brown paper bag,” she said.

“Apparently if they’re a black human being in this state, the rules are completely different.”

Ms Mansell also said neither she nor the TAC had been contacted over the 2022 Carlton Beach discovery, which was the subject of a public coronial report over the past few days.

Instead, she found out about the discovery via a social media post over the weekend.

“Once again when it comes to Aboriginal remains in this state … it’s a free-for-all,” she said.

Ms Mansell said she had contacted the Coronial Division weeks ago, asking to meet to discuss a way going forward in the future for similar cases, but “we’ve heard nothing back”.

She said she also contacted Attorney-General Guy Barnett on April 29 to ask for an investigation into the matter, as well as a request to meet urgently – but had also heard nothing back.

“For a people who have had to deal with repatriating our remains from different museums and institutions across the world, having to deal with the remains of our ancestors in cardboard boxes, it’s just a tragedy that we continue to be shut out of the process. The remains of our ancestors are disrespected as they’ve always been,” she said.

“It’s giving Aboriginal people no rights or entitlements to make decisions over the bodies of our dead.

“We know we come from the land and we go back into the land. We know that the spirits of our old people can’t be laid to rest until they are in their traditional homelands.”

The Coronial Division told the Mercury it was unable to comment on the matter.

The Mercury has also contacted Mr Barnett for comment.

Hobart Mercury

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 7, 2024 12:44 pm

Baba
 May 7, 2024 12:00 pm

It seems like we are in agreement. There is no proof of Hamas murdering hostages.

Who is this ‘we’. You and your evil mates?

You are seriously deluded. I suppose the Holocaust never happened either. FFS.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 7, 2024 12:48 pm

Bruce Lehrmann sued by ex-landlord Lady Gaenor Meakes

  • Exclusive

By liam mendes

  • Reporter

and ellie dudley

  • Legal Affairs Correspondent
  • Updated 12:09PM May 7, 2024, First published at 9:22AM May 7, 2024

Bruce Lehrmann is being sued by the owner of a luxury bachelor pad in which he stayed for a year on the Seven Network’s dime.

Lady Gaenor Meakes, the owner of the multimillion-dollar property, has launched proceedings against the former Liberal staffer in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
A conciliation listing date has been set for May 23, to be held at the Civic Tower in Sydney.
Mr Lehrmann moved out of the Balgowlah property on Sydney’s northern beaches just over a month ago. The Australian understands he left the property earlier than expected due to intense media scrutiny, cutting the lease short by about three weeks.
During Mr Lehrmann’s mammoth defamation trial against Network 10 and presenter Lisa Wilkinson, the former Liberal staffer revealed Seven paid his rent at the Balgowlah accommodation for a full year in exchange for an exclusive interview on its flagship current affairs show, Spotlight.
The rent cost the network $2000 a week, amounting to more than $100,000 total.

rosie
rosie
May 7, 2024 12:53 pm

Looks like I’m going to Ireland in July.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 7, 2024 12:56 pm

The Al Muderis v Channel 9 defamation case is back on.
Channel 9 and their lawyers are just being so sneaky with their evidence and response for materials from Al Muderis’ lawyers.

One fun thing has popped up.
Two months ago, the most pompous of “experts” was requested to provide documents and case files that showed he was qualified to call himself an expert amongst other things.

As of today, despite repeated requests, nothing had been provided to the court and not even a response.

Seeing the future, I can see someone being binned from the lucrative post operative career of being an expert witness.

Kneel
Kneel
May 7, 2024 1:25 pm

“Baba
May 7, 2024 12:00 pm

It seems like we are in agreement. There is no proof of Hamas murdering hostages.”

There is much footage of unarmed civilians attempting to flee conflict being gunned down en masse, some from the victims and some from the perpetrators.
I don’t need to watch any more to know who is the bad guy here.

Hamas should be exterminated the same as any infection or infestation.
Israel should not stop regardless of any “peace agreement” on the table – every time in the past Israel has agreed to such terms, the other side has broken the deal with heavy Israeli civilian casualties. “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, same on me.” No retreat, no surrender, no mercy – Hamas and its supporters can leave permanently or die, their choice.
That is what I support Israel doing.

If you are concerned about “civilian casualties”, then you should be happy to learn that Israel is killing less civilians per combatant than any other war in history – around 4 times less than the Iraq or Afghanistan conflicts, for instance.

rosie
rosie
May 7, 2024 1:43 pm

Bruce
There isn’t anywhere in the world where people aren’t getting a bit excitable.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 7, 2024 1:46 pm

Why Linda Reynolds won’t let Brittany Higgins goFresh claims in the bitter defamation battle between Brittany Higgins, her partner David Sharaz and Liberal senator Linda Reynolds, who won’t stop until she gets an apology.
By claire harvey and kristen amiet

From Nation
2 hours ago
13 minute read

One name has echoed through the Brittany Higgins legal saga for years: Linda Reynolds.
Senator Reynolds was the Minister for Defence Industry back in 2019, when one of her young staffers – 24-year-old Brittany Higgins – alleged she’d been raped by a 23-year-old colleague, a slightly more senior adviser named Bruce Lehrmann.
Justice Michael Lee last month found, on the balance of probabilities, Bruce Lehrmann did rape Brittany Higgins on a couch in Reynolds’ ministerial suite in Parliament House.
It’s the same suite where Reynolds held a meeting with Higgins in the days after the attack.
Reynolds says, at that point, she and her former Chief of Staff, Fiona Brown, had no idea anything untoward had gone on – only that the two young people had returned to the office after hours. Bruce Lehrmann had been immediately told to pack up his things and leave the office – he subsequently lost his job.

The Senator has said – and Justice Lee found – that Reynolds and Brown in fact urged Brittany Higgins to take her complaint to the police as soon as they understood the seriousness of the allegation.
Indeed, Fiona Brown has given evidence that as soon as the word rape was mentioned, Reynolds ordered Brown to go to police whether Higgins wanted to or not – and Brown said she refused, wanting to give the young woman the right to choose.
Justice Lee found that in the years since, Higgins’ story has changed.
Back in 2019, Higgins expressed her gratitude for the support she received from Brown, in particular.
But by the time the allegation was aired in an episode of The Project in 2021, it had become – in Higgins’ telling – a full-blown cover-up orchestrated by the former senator and her chief of staff.
Here’s what Brittany Higgins said on the Project about the alleged conspiracy:
“I would try and raise it and I would try and bring it up. And it was always – it always sort of came back to sort of being a ‘me’ issue: ‘And if you can’t deal with it, then – then you can leave’.”

Zatara
Zatara
May 7, 2024 1:46 pm

“There is no proof of Hamas murdering hostages.”

How about proof that they were all returned unharmed?

Or an explanation of how taking hostages was acceptable in the first place?

rosie
rosie
May 7, 2024 1:47 pm

If anyone has some must do’s in Ireland please share.

JC
JC
May 7, 2024 1:55 pm

It doesn’t matter if they are referred to as dictators. Your argument is that dictators are not politicians; they obviously are.

Okay agreed. Vlad Putin is Thomas Jefferson reincarnated.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 7, 2024 1:58 pm

As of today, despite repeated requests, nothing had been provided to the court and not even a response.

Seeing the future, I can see someone being binned from the lucrative post operative career of being an expert witness.

That career is dead already.
I daresay the field of legal eagles specialising in medical malpractice (and defamation arising therefrom) is not huge, and word will get around.
He will be binned as an expert witness for one of two reasons:-
1. He is not an expert; or
2. He is an expert who pisses off judges by not responding to basic requests for documentation.

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