Open Thread – Thurs 9 May 2024


The Shipwreck on Black Sea, Ivan Aivazovsky, 1873

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Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
May 9, 2024 12:26 am

First!
Epic art, Dover. Lovin AppCat for that alone.

Oh come on
Oh come on
May 9, 2024 2:10 am

Subtle:

Ukrainian officials say they’ve intercepted a plot to assassinate Volodymyr Zelenskyy. What happens if the country lost the ‘public face’ of the war

The cynical amongst us might characterise the appearance of such media narratives as harbingers of a major realignment of the West’s global strategic priorities.* Segments of Western publics may need some signalling that they no longer must insist that it is in our vital national interests that Ukraine not be defeated by Russia.

My position on the matter has not changed since the Russians invaded Ukraine – not our backyard, not our business, we are delusional to think we can win against Russia in that part of the world, our ‘grand strategists’ in positions of power all need to be fired and the institutions that trained them shut down.

*Probably to refocus on some damned foolish thing in the Middle East and/ or the South China Sea. It seems we will not learn and thus must be taught.

calli
calli
May 9, 2024 2:18 am

Second! And greetings from San Sebastian. So far we have driven from the Balearic Sea to the Bay of Biscay.

Not my first time here, and not as busy as memory serves. The bars are as crowded as ever.

What struck me most on the drive was the complete dominance of the landscape by wind “farms”. How any raptors survive here is a mystery. Also, roadside plants – tamarisk, roses and golden broom. Some red field poppies are also in bloom. All rather beautiful, but spoiled by industrial ugliness.

So much for the environment loving “Greens”. What a joke.

calli
calli
May 9, 2024 2:24 am

And in other bird news, the storks are nesting. All along the motorway, perched atop electricity stanchions, great flat nests are being refurbished. The enormous birds are busily flying to and fro, beaks full of twigs.

Again, I wonder how they survive the mighty turbulence of the nearby mincers. Perhaps many don’t.

Sacrifices to Gaia.

KevinM
KevinM
May 9, 2024 3:18 am

Coming prediction.

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KevinM
KevinM
May 9, 2024 3:20 am

An other one.

Predicted for the 23rd of May.
Not to worry but, it was predicted by David Meade.

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Tom
Tom
May 9, 2024 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
May 9, 2024 4:02 am

Mark Knight.

Footnote: “SRL” stands for suburban rail loop – a railroad-to-nowhere brainfart dreamed up by a communist autocrat who’s never had a real job (Daniel Andrews) and financed by record government debt for which there was never any consumer demand or a viable business plan. The rail loop is still being financed, even though other programs have been axed to save money and Victoria is broke.

Tom
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May 9, 2024 4:02 am
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Tom
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Tom
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Tom
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Tom
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May 9, 2024 4:11 am
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May 9, 2024 4:12 am
DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
May 9, 2024 4:24 am

Thanks Tom.

shatterzzz
May 9, 2024 5:02 am

Once again the Oz, multi-layered, justice system at work .. it’s not what you do but who you know that counts .. FFS!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-13390243/Paul-Hogan-jake-hogan.html

132andBush
132andBush
May 9, 2024 6:32 am

Today marks the end of the forth week of this sowing season.
Everyone concerned is averaging just under or just over 100hrs week.

Canola and wheat are up, boosted by 12mm last Friday/Sat.
Lentils finished yesterday morning and we are now on barley, hoping to finish a 350ha paddock before more forecast flanneries (ff’s) arrive tonight and tomorrow promising up to 40mm. We’ll take it of course but 20mm would be better.
Will still be 620ha of barley, 440 of field peas and 380 of irrigated durum to go when it drys out.

Walgett client has already had near 50mm with another 30 forecast. Canola and wheat doing nicely with chickpeas slated to go in on the 15th.

Long story short, it’s another great start to a season!

Wind turbines and solar panels are making a difference already!!

Cassie of Sydney
May 9, 2024 7:06 am

Early yesterday morning I posted a comment asking why a rather nasty and sinister rabid Muslim commentator by the name of ‘Sami Hamdi’ had been granted a visa to visit these shores.

Mr Samdi is currently ‘touring’ this country, and he has been very busy whilst here, attending and addressing lots of pro-Palestine events, including an appearance at Sydney University a few days ago. Samdi is on the record as lauding and celebrating the wholesale rape, murder and kidnapping of Jews on October 7 2023 He’s a well known Muslim extremist, he doesn’t much like Zionists and Jews very much. He’s quite open about his dislike.

Last night I watched in dismay the footage of Mr Samdi addressing the Sydney university crowd. His words were lapped up by the young indoctrinated fools. It wasn’t just offensive to watch, it was disturbing.

Nevertheless, despite his unapologetic Jew hatred, Mr Samdi was given a visa by our Home Affairs department, and so I remain rather perplexed and bewildered as to why this is so, and further, why he hasn’t been given his marching orders.

We all remember how Katie Hopkins was treated back in 2021, she was unceremoniously deported from these shores after some words she’d spoken…about Covid….but here’s the thing, those words weren’t exhorting people to hunt down Zionists (code…Jews). I have never seen or heard Ms Hopkins exhort her followers to violence or threats or intimidation. And we remember how various governments have denied or stalled visas to other far less offensive commentators, almost always commentators of the right.

Last night on his programme Andrew Bolt led with this, and it made me wonder whether Bolt reads this site, because the words Bolt spoke last night about Samdi were written by me yesterday morning. I’m flattered, look I could be wrong, but Bolt and others would be well served reading this site and C.L.’s marvellous blog.

Oh and where is the Coalition on this? They should be loudly calling for the deportation of the Jew hating Samdi. Or perhaps their timidness is because for far too long they have been the wagging tail of the left, as evidenced two weeks ago when they rushed to join in Labor and the Greens’ heckling and pile on of X and Musk. The Liberals and Nationals never seem to learn anything.

I note that there will be a senate inquiry into…wait for it….”right-wing extremism”……LOL. Maybe this site will be mentioned?

Years ago I read a book about this country called ‘The Fatal Shore’. I can safely assert that this country is now The Foolish Shore.

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 9, 2024 7:14 am

How’s the rain Bushie? Blokes around here are sowing dry and need some rain soon to kick off

bons
bons
May 9, 2024 7:21 am

RE airport security goons from the old thread. I watched in fury at Heathrow last Christmas as a ‘subcontinental’ goon reduced a young teen girl to tears.

The kid had a small pink backpack which we learned contained a dozen or so small gift wrapped parcels. Little dolls. Obviously gifts for he friends.

The arsehole forced her to unwrap each one of them destroying the wrapping and reducing the kid to tears.

He was just on a racist power trip attacking a white kid. Her mother was useless but the queue were infuriated and became vocal.

Of course they called the cops who were not too agressive but told everyone to behave or …….

As the queue progressed the senior copper quietly told everyone to submit a complaint. Obviously the goon had form.

bons
bons
May 9, 2024 7:31 am

That is amazing BB. We haven’t been able to get on because of the constant rain. BOM’s forecast drought resulted in near continuous rain since November.

We didn’t summer sow because of the drought forecasts. As it turned out, the headers would have bogged attempting to harvest now, so in a perverse way BOM’s catastrophe prediction was useful.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 9, 2024 7:42 am

I see at Insty that one of the Noo Yuk state pollimuppets who voted for the special law used against DJT by the slag E Jean is now facing an historical rope charge under the same law.

Karma.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 9, 2024 8:00 am

The art reminds me of one definition of adventure.
“Something bad happening to someone else, a long way away”

Vicki
Vicki
May 9, 2024 8:01 am

Just read Greg Hunt’s submission to Covid inquiry. Thought he may be giving a mea culpa – but no – the maniac is still supporting the mRNA vaccines – even AZ which the manufacturers have withdrawn!

They will never admit the damage that they incurred. Hunt is interpreting increased deaths – even in nursing homes where vaccination was mandatory – to Covid. This is in spite of increasing worldwide acknowledgement by virologists & other medicos that the vax was a terrible mistake.

I guess that the reality would be too hard to live with. As I progressively hear of sudden cancer and heart attacks amongst contemporaries and other medical emergencies I now say nothing – except to express extreme sorrow. It is too cruel to say otherwise,

Indolent
Indolent
May 9, 2024 8:07 am

And there are people who still believe it. And believe that persecuting those who declined the jab was warranted “to keep others safe”.

@13orangesbc

Meet the millionaire TV blood doctors

They all said covid jabs were 100% safe, 100% effective, offered 100% protection vs hospitalisation/death

They all LIED. People DIED.

Indolent
Indolent
May 9, 2024 8:08 am

From the tail end of the old thread.

Neil Oliver: Evil, Evil Evil!

Indolent
Indolent
May 9, 2024 8:12 am
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Indolent
Indolent
May 9, 2024 8:18 am
Indolent
Indolent
May 9, 2024 8:21 am

The readers’ context is even funnier.

@ThebestFigen

Volvo automatic braking system test.

eric hinton
eric hinton
May 9, 2024 8:21 am

What’s the Lethbridge about?

johanna
johanna
May 9, 2024 8:22 am

Back in my corporate dressing days, I used to go to Melbourne at about this time every year to buy a couple of winter outfits. Canberra was pretty limited in that regard. Melbourne was the fashion capital of Australia, and I always came back well satisfied with high quality, classic and practical purchases. Not cheap, but would last for many years and not go out of fashion.

Was talking to a friend yesterday who just came back from a trip to Melbourne where, among other things, she intended to buy some clothes.

She said that a lot of her favourite boutiques are gone, victims of the COVID lockdowns and now the recession. Footslogging around, she found a couple of things, but the whole fashion vibe is dead or dying.

Another casualty of the wrecking ball of Dan’s regime. And it’s not insignificant – being the nation’s fashion centre is worth many, many dollars and jobs.

Sydney and Brisbane are eagerly moving into the vacant space.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
May 9, 2024 8:32 am

Had a jog at hockey last night-
-every bloke knew about the Bunnings Stabby Boy- and were happy to joke a bit about it.
-NONE OF THE WOMEN KNEW.
There’s something funny going on- us older boys can talk about any subject, ones we’re on opposite sides of, like climate change, tranny teachers and a local swindle farm- but the women are largely schtum on anythng contentious, either through social conformity or just plain ignorance.
I’m thinking that maybe humour is the mixer that allows us men to discuss and digest things, yet the lockdown of commentary about anything contentious, meaning the exorcating incantation “that’s just not funny”, means the subject does not even get distributed in the first place.
In the middle ground, communitarian gags about things like creepy priests and the King speaking in a stuck-up voice are recycled constantly. The creepy priests thing is even current for younger kids to laff about- although it might be a shortcut for sniping at religious schools, it shows it’s as old as the chicken crossing the road.
I’ll also add that two mates have, in two minutes, eclipsed every gag that has ever been cracked at Tom Ballard or Ross Quantock.

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 9, 2024 8:34 am

Kevin Donnelly:

The violent anti-Semitism erupting on university campuses in America and Australia, while offensive and unacceptable, should not surprise. Since the anti-Vietnam demonstrations of the late 1960s, campuses have become breeding grounds for woke ideology and student activism.

The ’60s was when radical groups such as Students for Democratic Action, inspired by communist revolutions in Russia and China, preached the Communist Manifesto, recited Mao’s Little Red Book and condemned America as a global imperialist.

On American campuses including Columbia and Berkeley students cancelled free speech, intimidated academics who disagreed, disrupted lectures and clashed violently with police. At La Trobe and Monash in Victoria, radical students broke into buildings chanting, “Ho, Ho, Ho Chi Minh”.

Underlying the protests was a radical, cultural-Marxist ideology intent on overthrowing capitalism by taking the long march through the institutions and building a supposedly utopian society based on equality for all.

Ignored was under communism was the millions were imprisoned, starved and killed by totalitarian dictators including Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Ho Chi Minh and Cuba’s Castro. Instead of freedom for all, communist societies descended into inequality and oppression.

Today’s students chanting “from the river to the sea” and “intifada”, while different in some ways, are much like those who protested America’s and Australia’s involvement in Vietnam.

In both cases, rationality and reason give way to emotive chants and hate speech calculated to intimidate and silence any who question or disagree. In both cases students, like Lenin’s “useful idiots”, fall victim to cultural-left propaganda and agitprop.

Students, drawing on Herbert Marcuse’s belief capitalism is inherently evil, believe any strategy or ruse is acceptable if it contributes to the campaign to change society. Verbal abuse and hate speech, destroying property and breaking the law are all permitted.

It’s also true today’s students are very different to generations past. In addition to classical Marxism, current students have been indoctrinated by a rainbow alliance of far-left theories.

As a result of postmodernism, deconstructionism and radical feminist, gender and post-colonial theories, students have been conditioned to believe the West is inherently racist, sexist, homophobic, imperialistic and classist.

For those American students breaking into Columbia’s Hamilton Hall and those occupying the lawns at Melbourne and Sydney universities, Israel, instead of being the Middle East’s only democratic society, is a neo-colonial, foreign power.

Ignored is Jews settled in Palestine centuries ago and have suffered countless pogroms culminating in the Holocaust and last year’s barbaric attack on October 7.

Today’s students – because schools and universities have long since abandoned a commitment to rationality, reason and common sense – are conditioned to respond emotionally instead of seeking the truth.

Whether the Black Lives Matter movement, the cult of man-made global warming, or the belief all men are misogynists, the default position for new-age, woke students is to interpret issues in terms of victimhood and identity politics.

Add the impact of digital technology, where lies and deceit are promulgated by terrorist groups such as Hamas intent on destroying Israel, and it’s no wonder students uncritically chant anti-Semitic slogans.

While one of the foundations of an open society is freedom of speech and the right to publicly demonstrate, it’s critical such freedoms are qualified so as not to infringe the rights of others.

The balance is a delicate one as many Australians well know, given the way governments overreacted during the Covid-19 epidemic, violently breaking up peaceful demonstrations and censoring public debate.

Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr argued passionately to defend the rights and liberties of all regardless of race, religion or sexuality. At the same time both preached tolerance and nonviolence.

Given the hateful anti-Semitic abuse and intimidation prevalent on university campuses it’s obvious students have overstepped the mark. What is occurring should never be allowed.

While American police have arrested pro-Hamas students at Columbia guilty of breaking into one the buildings, authorities in Australia, including Sydney’s vice-chancellor Mark Scott, have failed to act.

As argued by Liberal MP Julian Leeser, what we are seeing in Australia is a failure of leadership where Jewish students are so threatened many are afraid to attend classes.

Even worse, the spectre of anti-Semitism once again walks the land.

Dark days Cats and Kittehs. Rabz doctrine required

132andBush
132andBush
May 9, 2024 8:35 am

How’s the rain Bushie? Blokes around here are sowing dry and need some rain soon to kick off

Hi mate.
We have been putting seed into moisture from the start and even though it was becoming hard on the machinery prior to last Friday we were still able to do it. It’s been ideal since that but, ironically, this next lot has the potential to make things too wet. This is not a complaint, just the way it’ll end up, we have a full subsoil profile after the ElNino after all.
Re the dry down your way, yes, my Horsham client sent me a pic the other day of his airseeder shrouded in dust. I’m guessing Gez is in the same boat. Hope they get a drink from this lot.

Roger
Roger
May 9, 2024 8:39 am

Cognitive warfare: how the West is losing its youthMichael de Percy and Sascha Dov Bachmann

The Spectator

Part I

Pro-Palestinian student protests across the US have led to allegations of anti-Israel hate crimes and damage to property and occupations of university buildings that have created an environment in US academia which is – rightly – perceived as hostile to Jewish students and staff. Following the lead of elite campuses in the US, students at Australian universities began their own protest action, protest camps, and even occupation of university buildings.
The current situation indicates that the West is losing its youth to anti-Enlightenment ideas about liberty and security perpetuated through cognitive warfare.
Student protests are not new: recent examples come to mind that were critical of military intervention or climate change. What is new, however, is that the support for Hamas-led Palestine is also an open challenge to our Western liberalism, democratic values, and heritage which brought about the Enlightenment. It is precisely these rights that allow for the expression of one’s opinion and to demonstrate peacefully.
But support for Palestine is in fact support for Hamas, an internationally recognised terrorist organisation, which is a proxy of the global state sponsor of terrorism, Iran, and its regional non-state actors. Hamas started the war when it attacked Israel on 7 October last year, where it and other Islamist terrorists (including civilian Palestinians) allegedly went on a rampage of rape and murder in Israel.
Hundreds of civilians (including infants) were taken hostage and over 1,000 civilians were allegedly murdered. The number of alleged deaths alone makes this massacre of Jews the worst since the Nazi Holocaust of over 75 years ago.
The events of this day were celebrated immediately across the globe and not only in the Middle East. The Sydney Opera House was the backdrop of a pro-Palestinian rally with reports of antisemitic chants including ‘gas the Jews’ (an allegation which was disputed by NSW Police later). Prime Minister Albanese and Foreign Minister Penny Wong condemned the antisemitism, but the condemnation did not extend to what has been supported through omission since then.

Roger
Roger
May 9, 2024 8:39 am

PART II

Australia has seen an ever-increasing cascade of pro-Palestinian activism, fuelled by The Greens, some academics, trade unions, and fringe activist groups (which the Prime Minister recently referred to as ‘Trots’ – or ‘Trotskyists’). This activism created cognitive dissonance through distorted narratives, such as equating Hamas with a legitimate liberation movement, demonising Israel and Jews in general as colonisers of foreign land, and morphing the protest into something far more dangerous: a general protest against the ‘West’ and the glorification of Islamist terror organisations from Hamas to the Houthis.
Chants of ‘From the River to the Sea – Israel will be free’ and ‘Global Intifada’ on our streets and university campuses of today will become the challenge call of our present way of life in Australia and the West more broadly.
The greatest threat to the West is identity politics. Identity politics is a logical extension of the Enlightenment and of John Stuart Mill’s liberalism. But practised in the extreme, it can lead to individualism that conflicts with the idea of the common good. James Fitzjames Stephen argued against Mill’s version of liberty. Stephen criticised Mill’s religious zeal in support of individualism and argued that:

 ‘Attempts to impose unlimited freedom, material equality, and an indiscriminate love of humanity will lead inevitably to coercion and tyranny.’

Roger
Roger
May 9, 2024 8:40 am

Part III

We find the West in this space now. Western youth, in a quest for individual identities that determine their rights and privileges, have lost their cultural identity. Lacking identity, they have become susceptible to malicious influence. This space is ripe for coercion and ultimately the loss of the West.
If we lose our youth to identity politics, we lose the great ideas that make Western Civilisation the most successful of all hitherto civilisations in terms of individual liberties, rights, and individual prosperity. And identity politics is ripe for exploitation by the enemies of the Western way of life.
The most obvious example in Australia is the copycat/cosplay approach by mostly white, well-to-do students to pro-Palestinian protests at our elite universities. Interestingly, only the elite universities have these camps. Working-class and regional universities do not have the same type of privileged students who can afford to live out their identity politics.
There is a major assumption that ignores not only the diversity of human experience and the practical realities of human nature but the evidence of individuals on the public record. Some people just do not fit the ‘narrative’.
Even the term ‘the narrative’ is a socialist construct. We don’t need to ‘change the narrative’. We need to understand that ‘the narrative’ is a socialist construct designed to speed up the process of ’contradiction’.
Most importantly, extreme individualism contradicts the very idea of liberal democracy. John Stuart Mill was radical for his time, and while we might accept that ‘eccentricity’ is good for diversity of opinion and lived experience, diversity is not good in all circumstances, especially when it comes to cohesion within a democratic society, resilience, and in the end, national security, which brings us back to our case.

Roger
Roger
May 9, 2024 8:41 am

Part IV

Australians are losing their identity to the point where our universities are protecting free speech that supports proscribed terrorist organisations and vilifies Jews in general. James Fitzjames Stephen warned of such tyranny in his critique of John Stuart Mill.
James Fitzjames Stephen’s critique of Mill was relegated to the dustbin of history. Until now. But his work was visionary. Stephen understood that when governments lose their moral compass, so too does society.
But the Australian example is one among many in the West. Europe has had its fair share of identity politics. The major difference is that Europe is re-experiencing the tropes that were used during the Cold War by the Soviet Union – in effect, an attempt to undermine the West by using its own success against itself.
This is now known as cognitive warfare, where psychological operations (PSYOPS) are being used to manipulate public opinion in the target state’s population to undermine social cohesion, trust in the government, and institutions. Developed during the Cold War by the Soviet Union to target the West, cognitive superiority is achieved by manipulating opinions, emotions, and attitudes. Russia has been key player in this domain in Europe. It was only a question of time until Western identity would be targeted more generally. Hamas as Palestinian resistance against Israeli occupiers is a continuation of a Soviet cognitive warfare trope aimed at Western audiences. The use of modern mass social media platforms such as TikTok as a tool for cognitive disinformation has been proven to be effective: the recent Tiktok craze ‘Bin Laden’s letter to America’ has shown that there is no limit to the extent of disinformation and its success among Western Gen Z audiences due to absence of resilience among the audience.
Cognitive warfare was easier to identify in the past when it was known as PSYOPS. Leaflet dropping or broadcasts to enemy forces were targeted at particular audiences. Now, however, the approach is more general in nature and influences cognitive behaviour through memes – or snippets of cultural information – that lead to what we might now refer to as ‘Woke tropes’.
The only defence against cognitive warfare as we now know it is to re-establish our Western and national identities, something that is being undone by the decolonisation project.
But contradiction is at the core of cognitive warfare. Our Enlightenment and liberal democratic traditions allow us to debate and protest, but free speech is now being used as a cognitive weapon against us.
Israel, for example, is the decolonisation project par excellence, but it does not fit ‘the narrative’. We caution anyone who finds themselves referring to ‘the narrative’ in their professional lives. This is a major part of cognitive warfare and is replacing the stories we tell each other that reinforce the liberties and standard of living our forebears enabled.
The worst part of the current geopolitical situation is not that we are engaged in a battle for hearts and minds. This has been a large part of warfare for the last several decades.
Rather it is by protecting freedom of speech at any cost, unless of course it is antisemitic, we are losing our youth to cognitive warfare that is designed to use our way of life against us.

Roger
Roger
May 9, 2024 8:42 am

Part 1 & Part IV of that article from The Spectator are in suspension awaiting dover’s approval.

It is hoped they will appear in order.

Worth pondering.

Indolent
Indolent
May 9, 2024 8:48 am

No he doesn’t, but he does describe the overall situation pretty well.

Dan Wootton NAMES Who REALLY Controls the World

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 9, 2024 8:49 am

For energy wonks.
Hapless Minister Madeleine King releases the Government’s Gas Strategy today.

From the meeja reporting of the Minister’s presser, it will be a masterpiece of hope over reality.

Tyrannies of geology and geography vanquished; songlines, Waggyls, lawfare, and Greentape overcome. Carbon capture and storage becomes a front and centre part of NetZero. Too cheap to meter energy delivers Handsome Boy’s visionary Made in Australia strategy – and an endless stream of good, well-paying jerbs for the line of GDP-boosting immigrants lining up to feast.

Watch this space.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 9, 2024 8:50 am

I’ve had over 200mm since Sunday in the Shoalhaven.

Indolent
Indolent
May 9, 2024 8:50 am
Roger
Roger
May 9, 2024 9:00 am

The [suburban] rail loop is still being financed, even though other programs have been axed to save money and Victoria is broke.

The SRL was rescued by the Commonwealth, iirc.

And while broke, Pallas announced a $23bn infrastructure build yesterday.

Is he betting on further bailouts?

Victoria’s socialist government is dragging us all down.

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Vicki
Vicki
May 9, 2024 9:01 am

Increased Age-Adjusted Cancer Mortality After
the Third mRNA-Lipid Nanoparticle Vaccine Dose
During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Japan

Abstract

During the COVID-19 pandemic, excess deaths including cancer have become a concern in Japan, which has

a rapidly aging population. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate how age-adjusted mortality rates (AMRs) for

different types of cancer in Japan changed during the COVID-19 pandemic (2020-2022). Official statistics

from Japan were used to compare observed annual and monthly AMRs with predicted rates based on pre-

pandemic (2010-2019) figures using logistic regression analysis. No significant excess mortality was

observed during the first year of the pandemic (2020). However, some excess cancer mortalities were

observed in 2021 after mass vaccination with the first and second vaccine doses, and significant excess

mortalities were observed for all cancers and some specific types of cancer (including ovarian cancer,

leukemia, prostate cancer, lip/oral/pharyngeal cancer, pancreatic cancer, and breast cancer) after mass

vaccination with the third dose in 2022. AMRs for the four cancers with the most deaths (lung, colorectal,

stomach, and liver) showed a decreasing trend until the first year of the pandemic in 2020, but the rate of

decrease slowed in 2021 and 2022. This study discusses possible explanations for these increases in age-

adjusted cancer mortality rates.

Rabz
May 9, 2024 9:01 am

Climate Catastrophe Headlines Don’t Match Reality

Funnily enough, I can’t remember a single instance where any of them ever have.

This gerbil worming climate catastrophist lunacy really needs to die a long overdue death.

36 years of hysterical fact and evidence free anti-scientific horseshit.

Vicki
Vicki
May 9, 2024 9:02 am

Japanese Professor Delivers Stunning Message Everyone Needs to Hear

Masayasu Inoue, MD, PhD, and Professor Emeritus at Osaka City University Medical School, recently released an eight-minute video with a groundbreaking message for the world.

He said, “The pandemic was used as a false pretext by the WHO to drive vaccinations of all peoples in the world.”

Inoue also declared that the fraudulent use of “experimental gene therapy to healthy people” was not only an “extreme violation of human rights,” but “the result was the induction of the terrible drug-induced injury that has never [been] seen in human history.”

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 9, 2024 9:05 am

What is it with Socialists and trains?

Rabz
May 9, 2024 9:06 am

Victoria is dragging us all down

Just as that deformed grotesque jug eared drooling collectivist cretin drove the worst of the bat flu fascism during those monstrous years of 2020-22.

About the only bright spot was when he (finally) had the shit beaten out of him.

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GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 9, 2024 9:09 am

Between Dover’s blog, CL and Jo Nova cover just about every bit of current news available before any msm has it and changed the truth to the narrative. This goes for any news outlet. We’re usually 1-2 days in front of the news cycle. I must admut to being a parasite and letting “you lot” do the hard yards for me. For some reason only known to my wife she has a feed from the ALPBC. She tells me I’d already told her about something and they are twisting the story to suit the narrative. I tell her she’ll go blind reading the ALPBC yet she persists. I’m eternally grateful for the effort put in by contributors.

Roger
Roger
May 9, 2024 9:09 am

“The pandemic was used as a false pretext by the WHO to drive vaccinations of all peoples in the world.”

Good thing the vaccinations didn’t work then.

I mean, seriously, the idiots at the WHO are now backtracking on much of their covid advice, which is tantamount to an admission they were wrong.

It’s the politicians who jettisoned their sensible pandemic plans in a panic and imposed the Chicom response on us whom we should targeting our anger at.

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Pogria
Pogria
May 9, 2024 9:18 am

132 and Bush, and all the other farmers here, commiserations on your sowing problems.
Makes my little bugbear very pale next to yours.
My place has become Bogong Central.
I vacuum hundreds of the hairy bastards off the front verandah every morning. The first two days, the cats and pups thought it was great sport hunting and chasing them.
Now, they sit surrounded by them and nary a peep.

The worst is going out late at night for wood. No lights, everything by feel.
If there is the tiniest light burning when you open the door, scores of the whirring hair balls charge through the door. It’s like a scene from a science fiction movie. sigh…

Cheers. 😀

Crossie
Crossie
May 9, 2024 9:26 am

Today’s students – because schools and universities have long since abandoned a commitment to rationality, reason and common sense – are conditioned to respond emotionally instead of seeking the truth.

Responding emotionally is the natural setting for the young, it’s what drives all the fads and fashions including in music. Just think back to the hysterical girls waiting at the airport for the Beatles to get off the plane. Their grandchildren are now wearing the Palestinian rags around their necks and chanting “Intifada”.

johanna
johanna
May 9, 2024 9:28 am

TheirABC is dripping with sympathy because some applicants for working holiday visas from China are disappointed:

Nathan Que quit his job in China and waited 10 months for a chance to come to Australia for a once-in-a-lifetime working holiday.
But now he feels “cheated” by the government, along with tens of thousands of other working holiday seekers from China.

and

According to the luvvies at TheirABC, an application for a visa is an entitlement. What brutes they are not to grant it immediately!

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-05-09/australian-government-suspends-working-holiday-visa-china/103814934

What is interesting is that Chinese applicants are being significantly slowed down.

Could it be that there is some kind of national security problem here?

johanna
johanna
May 9, 2024 9:31 am

Below ‘and’

Lily Li, who’s also in China, has been longing for a working holiday in Australia.
She had applied for a visa, but last week her application — along with tens of thousands of others according to Chinese media reports — was marked as “expired”, she said.
That has left her furious and disappointed, but she is also unsure about what she can do.

Zatara
Zatara
May 9, 2024 9:33 am
Crossie
Crossie
May 9, 2024 9:47 am

Interestingly, only the elite universities have these camps. Working-class and regional universities do not have the same type of privileged students who can afford to live out their identity politics.

The same goes for all the green and climate related demonstrations, the idle and comfortable classes are the only ones able to do what they want when they want. The working class students want to get through their studies as quickly as possible in order to start a career and a life, they are also likely to have part-time jobs while studying and so no free time for dilettante virtue signalling.

We can confidently conclude that the upper classes have always been the protesting classes and I think it stems from an inferiority complex. Their parents and grandparents have created the comfortable world in which they live so their efforts are not likely to add much if anything to it. Therefore if they destroy that world they will create something much better, fairer and grander.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 9, 2024 9:57 am

calli
 May 9, 2024 2:18 am

Second! And greetings from San Sebastian. So far we have driven from the Balearic Sea to the Bay of Biscay.

We did that drive in reverse – in the other direction, not in reverse gear – in 2016. We always thought we would go by train, but that isn’t easy to do.
I was struck by the nearly deserted motorways with traffic bumper to bumper on the minor roads. Couldn’t figure it out.
Until we got to our first toll booth.
I think it cost us EUR 120 for tolls and one nights parking in Barthelona.

Roger
Roger
May 9, 2024 10:13 am

Therefore if they destroy that world they will create something much better, fairer and grander.

Mmm…yes; has worked every time.

But seriously, cultural self-hatred is a luxury only the well to do (or those subsidised with scholarships or an otherwise “free” education) can afford.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 9, 2024 10:13 am

bons
 May 9, 2024 7:21 am

RE airport security goons from the old thread. I watched in fury at Heathrow last Christmas as a ‘subcontinental’ goon reduced a young teen girl to tears.

I saw this in action at JFK about ten years ago. Long line at passport control which included quite a number of obviously Orthodox Jews, some with 4-5 kids (they were all carrying a sort bouquet of plants, which I didn’t know the significance of).
Enter swarthy 5’4″ DHS operative with the unmistakable Lebbo strut. He walks up and down the queue and loudly picks out Mueslis (maybe with one kid, maybe just a couple) with the same line “You a family? Yes, yes. Come with me to the priority gate”.
So obviously a FU to everyone else in line, particularly the Jews.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 9, 2024 10:16 am

Nathan Que quit his job in China and waited 10 months for a chance to come to Australia for a once-in-a-lifetime working holiday.

Pro tip Mr Que.
Don’t quit your job until you have your visa.
You don’t have to be unemployed to be in the Que Queue.

cohenite
May 9, 2024 10:20 am

Indolent
 May 9, 2024 8:16 am

German Politician Convicted of ‘Incitement to Hatred’ For Citing Migrant Rape Statistics

A good example of how rub and tug’s new dis and mis laws will apply in Australia.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 9, 2024 10:21 am

The working class students want to get through their studies as quickly as possible in order to start a career and a life, they are also likely to have part-time jobs while studying and so no free time for dilettante virtue signalling. 

My personal experience from the Dawn of Time is that this is highly true.

For a son of toil, there was nothing as entertaining as listening to a soft-handed, wispy-bearded, middle-class student Marxist explaining wukka issues and urging protest. Up there with DIY eye tattooing.

On the same vein, I suspect that very few students of any persuasion studying vocational subjects are out occupying with the stinkies and bead boys.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 9, 2024 10:23 am

Thancho all you had to do was catch the Feve train to Bilbao then an express to Barthelona. Simples.

johanna
johanna
May 9, 2024 10:29 am

Wally Dalí
May 9, 2024 8:32 am

Had a jog at hockey last night-
-every bloke knew about the Bunnings Stabby Boy- and were happy to joke a bit about it.
-NONE OF THE WOMEN KNEW.
There’s something funny going on- us older boys can talk about any subject, ones we’re on opposite sides of, like climate change, tranny teachers and a local swindle farm- but the women are largely schtum on anythng contentious, either through social conformity or just plain ignorance.
I’m thinking that maybe humour is the mixer that allows us men to discuss and digest things, yet the lockdown of commentary about anything contentious, meaning the exorcating incantation “that’s just not funny”, means the subject does not even get distributed in the first place.

At Dan Murphys the other day, I saw a classic example. The cashier, an old bloke, traditional Aussie, responded to some comment I didn’t hear by saying ‘I’m Daniel, I’m only Danielle on weekends.’

Much hilarity.

The customer, a small, swarthy bloke who could have been Indonesian or Filipino in origin, there with his wife/girlfriend, responded in a broad Australian accent with ‘I’m Justin, but some of my friends call me Justine.’ More hilarity ensued.

It made my day. 🙂

As usual, the punters are much more in touch with reality than the elites.

Indolent
Indolent
May 9, 2024 10:31 am
Indolent
Indolent
May 9, 2024 10:32 am
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 9, 2024 10:49 am

GreyRanga
 May 9, 2024 10:23 am

Thancho all you had to do was catch the Feve train to Bilbao then an express to Barthelona. Simples.

I think that involved getting up early.
So that was a “no”.

Cassie of Sydney
May 9, 2024 10:53 am

There is a very good piece in Tablet Magazine on just who is financing the large scale elite university protests across the USA (and I suspect some of this dosh is making its way offshore too…to the UK and here).

The piece is called….

‘The People Setting America on Fire’. – An investigation into the witches’ brew of billionaires, Islamists, and leftists behind the campus protests

Link is here Tablet is not paywalled so I will not post the piece in full and besides, it’s lengthy.

https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/people-setting-america-on-fire-soros-tides-wespac

It makes for chilling reading. You see, these protests require a lot of dosh to fund them, and the reality is that they are being generously funded by many large and well known corporate foundations and donors. Have you noticed the tents used in the pro-Palestinian encampments at universities here in Oz, the USA and the UK? These are being funded, not by the students, but by donors.

People like to focus on Soros’ Open Foundation but his foundation is not the only large corporate donor currently financing radical far-left causes, there are numerous others, two of the biggest and most prominent being the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. Over the last decade these foundations have funded BLM protests, BDS lobby groups, anti-Israel protests, the DNC, Democrat candidates, Occupy Wall Street protests, Extinction Rebellion protests, climate lobby groups and so on. Money has been poured into organisations such as the ADL and the SPLC, in the process politically corrupting and discrediting them. I could go on.

Here is Oz we’ve seen a similar phenomenon. The Teal movement is the brains of Svengali Simon, who carefully selected and used a number of Stepford Skanks in blue ribbon Liberal electorates to further his personal grudge against the Liberal Party, particularly Josh Frydenberg, along with the fact that Svengali Simon is also making a lots of dosh from renewables. Svengali Simon, prior to the 2022 election, was also able to lure other bored ‘millionaires’ in to support his Stepford Skanks. It worked well, those Stepford Skanks snatched every blue ribbon Liberal electorate in the country.

The mega rich are funding the revolution, not a new phenomenon. The question is, how do we combat this? I don’t know because here’s the rub, money talks.

Cassie of Sydney
May 9, 2024 11:00 am

I saw this in action at JFK about ten years ago. Long line at passport control which included quite a number of obviously Orthodox Jews, some with 4-5 kids (they were all carrying a sort bouquet of plants, which I didn’t know the significance of).

They were, no doubt, carrying a lulav….it’s a plant used during Sukkot.

Pogria
Pogria
May 9, 2024 11:05 am

Excellent article at Red State about Patriots keeping the Harvard tent city dwellers awake at night.

Also, my favourite paragraph from the article;

Supplies appear to be limited to water and buckets of Tidy Cats Instant Action Scented Clumping Clay Cat Litter. There did not appear to be any cats in the area so draw your own conclusions.”

https://redstate.com/brandon_morse/2024/05/07/harvards-pro-palestinian-camp-tried-to-sleep-last-night-but-one-patriot-wouldnt-let-them-n2173862

KevinM
KevinM
May 9, 2024 11:08 am

Zatara
May 9, 2024 9:33 am

Woke Jesus

Good one.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 9, 2024 11:11 am

People like to focus on Soros’ Open Foundation but his foundation is not the only large corporate donor currently financing radical far-left causes,

Yeah, another one is Tides Foundation.

Who is paying for the American campus protests? (3 May)

A recent report by the New York-based Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP) shed some light on the source of SJP’s funding. ISGAP found the central donors to be Westchester People’s Action Coalition (WESPAC); Tides Foundation; American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), its parent organization Americans for Justice in Palestine (AJP); and JVP.

Tides Foundation is notorious for funding climate crazies all over the world. It further illustrates the links between the green movement and antisemitism, which we saw with Saint Greta recently.

Tom Steyer seems to be involved in this stuff too, he’s another notorious greenie billionaire.

cohenite
May 9, 2024 11:11 am

Does anyone know if merchan and stormy were ever an item?

Anyway just to be perfectly clear: Trump never had sex with the stormy slut.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 9, 2024 11:14 am

Mate was pointing out there seemed to be some questionable links between the WA police commissioner and a couple of uni based lawyers/ uman rites/ refugee /abbo groups.

Leading up to the decision to lay charges against the officer who shot the abbo lady with the knife in Geraldton.

There is a perfect self reinforcing circle at work where uni based organisations produce ” studies” which back up their opinions which are then laundered as ” apolitical”, all paid for by the taxpayer.

https://www.acnc.gov.au/charity

What do these names/organisations have to do with eachother?

Gerry Georgatos

George Newhouse

Indigenous Social Justice Association (Melbourne)

National Justice Project

Commissioner Dawson/WAPOL

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 9, 2024 11:16 am

They were, no doubt, carrying a lulav….it’s a plant used during Sukkot.

Thanks Cassie.
This would have been around September or October.

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Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 9, 2024 11:20 am

Hairy drew my attention to this last nite. During the recent Jewish Holocaust Memorial Day a group of Islamics walked the railway line towards the entrance of Auschwitz carrying their Palestinian flag.

What a horrible and deliberate provocation, reported here.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
May 9, 2024 11:28 am

Just saw the idiot Sleaze dressed up in hi-viz and hat spluttering and stumbling about the Vic North-East Link and that morphed into gas and net zero 2050.

The trot is an imbecile. Like Turnbull, he opens the mouth, words come out but, as much as you try to understand, nothing makes sense.

You shake your head “what did he say?”

Fcuking nothing.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 9, 2024 11:42 am

The mega rich are funding the revolution, not a new phenomenon. The question is, how do we combat this? I don’t know because here’s the rub, money talks.

The question is, WHY? What will they get out of it that they don’t already have?

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 9, 2024 11:43 am

Maybe it is just entertainment for them?

Roger
Roger
May 9, 2024 11:53 am

The question is, WHY? What will they get out of it that they don’t already have?

Their goal would be to further the establishment of the so-called global community at the expense of the sovereign nation state, which they regard as an impediment to solving problems such as climate change, poverty and nuclear war.

That’s the philosophy of cosmopolitanists like Soros, et al (btw I think it’s a mistake to focus just on Soros, as a sort of bogeyman of the right, along with the much less serious Schwab).

Things haven’t been going too well in the globalisation business lately, which might explain the rather cynical use of the Palestinian cause, such as it is, to mobilise protest.

See also the Spectator article I posted upthread for another angle.

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johanna
johanna
May 9, 2024 12:01 pm

Amended: the great Frankie Valli as he should be heard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9jzXW30E2w

Aaron
Aaron
May 9, 2024 12:03 pm

Oct 7th was a glorious day of victory they tell us.

It’s the same Arab tale as usual.

Palestine now resembles Dresden.

These bastards will be in real trouble if they ever lose one…

Rufus T Firefly
Rufus T Firefly
May 9, 2024 12:03 pm

So, Astra Zeneca have withdrawn their “vaccine” from the markets.

Not that there was anything wrong with it, ….., oh not at all.
Perish the thought.

There may have been a “clotting” problem, with a small number of “unlucky” recipients, but, it is just that other “vaccines” may be, ….., err, …., better.
Nothing to worry, …., or more importantly, sue about.

Now, prior to 2019, it took at least ten years, (if EVERYTHING went well), for a vaccine to come onto the market. The reason for that was all that bothersome testing. Three phases, the first two of which took the best part of 4 years each.
Now really, how is a pharmaceutical company expected to make money if they have to follow that tiresome testing?
Not to mention the outlay of cash to conduct it all.

Correct me if Im wrong, but the first strains of the “alleged virus” called
Covid 19, sprang up in China, in October 2019.
Miraculously, Pfizer, AZ and J&J all somehow managed to get their “vaccines” onto the market in the US, by Dec 2020. Australia received these
wonder medicines in March 2021.

Gosh those geniuses at Pfizer and AZ worked wonders didn’t they, to get ten years worth of testing compressed into 14 months.
They deserve a medal, ….., right?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 9, 2024 12:11 pm

ANU’s Professor Peter Collignon in the Oz …

“One of the things that this side effect induced back in 2021, in my view, was the fear and the publicity about the adverse effect caused more deaths than the actual vaccine did. If you were an 80-year-old and got Covid, you had a 1 in 10 chance of dying. Yet, if you had this vaccine, you had a 1 in 100,000 chance of dying from the effect of a complication. 

I agree with this, but it prompts the question he does not ask.
If we are playing the “relative risk” game, why give the vax to a 40 year old who is at zero risk of dying from covid but you now introduce a 1 in 100,000 risk of death from a clot, and much higher risk of other chronic but not fatal conditions?

Natural Instinct
Natural Instinct
May 9, 2024 12:17 pm

Because of various compliance workshops, I ended up here at the HRC
Positive Duty

My question is: If I have to do all that to comply with the law, on the other side of the coin, why do I have to put up with leaders and followers (not radical, just run of the mill) who have sworn to persecute me or kill me and my family, time and time again?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 9, 2024 12:19 pm

the mocker Andrew Giles is so removed from his responsibilities he might as well be in space

It has been two years since Immigration Minister Andrew Giles assumed his portfolio, and his performance has been the subject of much mention these last seven months. Suffice to say he is a reminder that ministers should not be appointed unless they at least have a passing knowledge of the concept of ministerial responsibility in the Westminster system.
No example better illustrates Giles’s ineptitude than his failure to manage the 149 immigration detainees released into the community following the High Court’s decision in the case of NZYQ in November, which held that immigration detainees could not be held in custody indefinitely if there was no reasonable prospect of their being deported.
On reflection, it was harsh and unfair of me to say Giles botched their release. If anything, he speedily managed the discharge of these criminals and other undesirables, including murderers, rapists, and paedophiles. So speedily in fact that just days after the court’s decision, 27 of them were dumped at a suburban motel in Perth without supervision. What I should have said was that Giles did an excellent job of releasing them quickly but has proved utterly useless at ensuring the community’s safety in the process.
That debacle is of little surprise, given he had no legislative contingency plans for an adverse decision in the NZYQ case, despite the court’s intimating in June that it would overturn its precedent allowing indefinite detaining of dangerous unlawful citizens. That Giles was absent for at least three meetings with senior legal counsel from his department in the lead-up to the court’s decision is a remarkable case of ministerial indifference.

‘Andrew Giles could not be further removed from decision-making in his portfolio even if he were hitched to the Voyager 1 space probe.’

Not that Giles is short of grandiose assurances when it comes to questions about overseeing the released detainees. “What we are working on … is to make sure we leave no stone unturned in managing this cohort,” he declared during a press conference in December, stating no less than seven times that he was doing everything possible to “keep the community safe”.

Five months have passed since then, yet as Perth woman Ninette Simons knows only too well, Giles is still working on his plan to leave no stone unturned. Last month the 73-year-old grandmother and her husband, Philip, 76, were viciously bashed during a home invasion and robbery. Among the three people charged is freed immigration detainee and convicted drug trafficker Majid Jamshidi Doukoshkan.

shatterzzz
May 9, 2024 12:24 pm

Bill Shitten the NDIS “clean-up” king .. LOL! .. Your tax dollars at work ….!
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13397663/Magistrate-NDIS-Adam-Thomas-Storch-sex-offender.html

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
May 9, 2024 12:26 pm

Why did Hamas rocket the Gaza border crossing at Kerem Shalom 4 days ago? Probably because the “lack of humanitarian aid” getting through serves their purpose in the propaganda war. It ends up being the major news story.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 9, 2024 12:32 pm

Meme, via Instapundit.

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Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 9, 2024 12:34 pm

South Yarra attack: Melbourne grandmother reveals how she fought off sex attacker with her walker after he pounced on her in a lift
Daily Mail. Strikes me that this lady would make a damnfine Kitteh.

Cassie of Sydney
May 9, 2024 12:36 pm

From The Oz…

Police have erected a mobile surveillance unit at Monash University in Melbourne on Thursday the day after outside activists hijacked a peaceful protest by students.

Police were called into the university on Wednesday to investigate an incident, in which pro-Palestine activist Mohammad Sharab swore at and abused Jewish students as they walked past.

The camera was erected to keep a watchful eye on the area and in the hope of dissuading any further incidents like that seen on Wednesday.

The mood was certainly much more calm among the sea of tents erected on the campus’s lemon scented lawns on Thursday morning.

Protesters were also seen erecting a makeshift fence around the camp, hammering in wooden stakes and orange barrier mesh, before being asked by school security to take it down.

One security officer was overheard saying “they would pull it down” if the students didn’t do it themselves, but the protesters did so without incident.

Mr Sharab on Wednesday was seen yelling “I am a Palestinian from Gaza,’’ to a Jewish student trying to walk past the pro-Palestine protesters.

“What you are experiencing right now is exactly what I experienced my entire f..king life, going from one city to the other, through checkpoints. Look how uncomfortable you are,” he added.

“Israel is a terrorist state and Zionism is a terrorist entity. Now get your phone and f..k off.”

It is worth noting that Mohammad Sharab was charged in February over his alleged involvement in a kidnapping and assault of a man in Melbourne. Sharab was subsequently granted bail (the judge also tried to impose a suppression order on the case which was overturned). There is also a video put up by Avi Yemeni last week showing Sharab outside the Victorian state parliament and it is very clear that Sharab engages in threatening and intimidatory behaviour, particularly at Jews. The video of him with Avi is very revealing. Oh, and I am pretty sure that Sharab is not a student at Monash.

And in news from the University of Queensland….

Queensland police confirmed a 23-year-old woman from West End had been fined for trespassing and then taken to hospital after she “attended a study area before allegedly creating a disturbance’’ on May 3.

The next day, another “disturbance’’ required police to attend the university and charge a 23-year-old West End woman with public nuisance.

A UQ spokeswoman said it had sought “police support on another matter involving a student and staff member, which has been conflated with the protests on campus’’.

That disturbance involved the 23 year old female breaking into the university office of a Jewish academic and which she proceeded to urinate in.

Classy lot, these ‘pro-Palestinian’ protesters.

Roger
Roger
May 9, 2024 12:36 pm

Funny how the press has buried the story of Australia’s purchase of the AZ vaccine. They were very keen on it at the time, not least because of the Australian angle – AZ’s French born globe trotting CEO resides in Sydney and was reportedly in personal contact with Morrison. I’m not suggesting he acted improperly in any way, but the public deserves to know the nature of the government’s dealings here. And what of the TGA, which provisionally approved it? Did they have any pressure applied to them to do so? A curious journalist might seek to obtain all official correspondence relating to the matter under FYI, just for starters.

m0nty
m0nty
May 9, 2024 12:38 pm

Hey Indolent, got any links explaining how your boy RFK Jnr had a literal brain worm?

At least he found a legitimate use for ivermectin.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 9, 2024 12:40 pm

If we are playing the “relative risk” game, why give the vax to a 40 year old who is at zero risk of dying from covid but you now introduce a 1 in 100,000 risk of death from a clot, and much higher risk of other chronic but not fatal conditions?

The same, data-informed conclusion reached by the SincCat Covid collective in early 2021. Tragically, the population statistics never quite made it through to the CHO community.

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
May 9, 2024 12:46 pm

Just putting it out there, I read up about the possible side effects of Ozempic yesterday. Another bonanza in the making for Big Pharma they hope.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 9, 2024 12:55 pm

West Coast Eagles FC released a brief statement about a player (Tyler Brockman) being in a single car accident, which may have involved alcohol, and definitely involved leaving the scene of an accident.
Normally football clubs are very keen to announce sanctions against junior players who screw up, but the Eagles have gone vewwy, vewwy quiet on this one.
Why?
Some hints.
The accident was in Geraldton.
It happened early Saturday morning.
He attended a family funeral on Friday.
“His personal circumstances are complex”.

Crossie
Crossie
May 9, 2024 1:05 pm

Rohan

 May 9, 2024 12:51 pm

 Reply to  Aaron

For what little efficacy they had, they could have simply jabbed everyone with expensive saline and lifted the lockdowns.

Had the pharma corporation done just that I would have forgiven them. Getting the money for nothing would have been far more forgivable than injecting harmful substances into the entire population just to get the money.

Chris
Chris
May 9, 2024 1:10 pm

A few years back we were hearing of a case being brought in international courts seeking compensation for property expropriated from Jews fleeing persecution in Islamic countries.
This was brought to mind by a graph about where Israelis came from and how many Jews remain in those countries.

Can anyone point me to an article about how that lawsuit ended up?

Lysander
Lysander
May 9, 2024 1:10 pm

The sun is going crazy at the moment with lots of M-class and a couple of X-class flares.

There’s also a sunspot that’s emerged that NASA is saying rivals the Carrington sunspot:

SpaceWeather.com — News and information about meteor showers, solar flares, auroras, and near-Earth asteroids

(Doesn’t mean a Carrington event but interesting nonetheless)

Zippster
Zippster
May 9, 2024 1:29 pm

If we are playing the “relative risk” game, why give the vax to a 40 year old who is at zero risk of dying from covid but you now introduce a 1 in 100,000 risk of death from a clot, and much higher risk of other chronic but not fatal conditions?

I think the overall risk is more like 1 in 10,000

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
May 9, 2024 1:30 pm

The mega rich are funding the revolution, not a new phenomenon. The question is, how do we combat this? I don’t know because here’s the rub, money talks.
?
The question is, WHY? What will they get out of it that they don’t already have?

Chaos. Which as dot was fond of pointing out, is a ladder.

Bruce in WA
May 9, 2024 1:30 pm

A quick observation from Candidasa, where we are still suffering from terminal relaxation.

What a pleasure to see the local young men and especially the women. Apart from a little “tribal” ink on a few of the men, not a tatt to be seen. No botoxed fish lips, no false eyelashes, no silicone breasts overflowing a too-tight top, no gargantuan wobbling arses in exercise tights. Just nice, pleasant, happy people. What a change.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 9, 2024 1:32 pm

Lysander
 May 9, 2024 1:10 pm

The sun is going crazy at the moment with lots of M-class and a couple of X-class flares.
There’s also a sunspot that’s emerged that NASA is saying rivals the Carrington sunspot:
SpaceWeather.com — News and information about meteor showers, solar flares, auroras, and near-Earth asteroids

(Doesn’t mean a Carrington event but interesting nonetheless

—-

Dutch dropped this the other day. Waiting for EQ activity to amplify.

Lysander
Lysander
May 9, 2024 1:36 pm

I think we need a Deportation Ship.

Forget the issue of “live export,” this is the real deal.

The express ferry would trundle up the Red Sea and the sheep onboard could choose any number of Islamic countries upon which to disembark. Totally free to choose from wonderful, exotic locations such as Yemen, Egypt, Eritrea, Djibouti etc…

I haven’t really thought of the “policy parameters” yet, but essentially: If you want to wage Jihad on Australia, you’re welcome (mandatory) to do it from abroad, not within.

Same could go for the fascists that live here, they could have a ship that goes to London where they’ll fit right in.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 9, 2024 1:46 pm

The sun is going crazy at the moment

Be afraid, be very afraid!

Solar max is coming (Phys.org, 8 May)

It’s almost like the Sun does something, climate-wise. Don’t tell the IPCC, they have set solar variability to zero, essentially.

(It’s 0.05 W/m2 in AR5 – which is ludicrous.)

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 9, 2024 1:55 pm

Teens forced out of exclusive California Catholic school for doing ‘blackface’ are awarded $1 million after proving it was green acne medication

  • The former students sued Saint Francis High School in August 2020
  • Their attorneys claim the school failed to investigate the accusations

Daily Mail.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 9, 2024 2:08 pm

Bruce of Newcastle
 May 9, 2024 1:46 pm

The sun is going crazy at the moment

Will be keeping an eye on the quakes.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 9, 2024 2:09 pm

Barriers pulled down at Monash University
Staff writers

On Thursday afternoon security at Monash University started to break down a barrier that had been built around the camp with chairs and signs.
One of the campers approached the security guards, accusing them of putting their safety at risk.
“This the only protection we have from violent pro-Israel supporters,” she said. “A woman was violently assaulted here yesterday.”
As security continued to take down this makeshift barrier the crowd started chanting.
“Monash University we know which side your on, remember South Africa, remember Vietnam,” they said.
While a camp rep took to the stage claiming they had been silenced by the University.
“This morning Monash told us we can no longer say ‘from the river to sea’, he said.
“This is an attack on free speech.”
Jordan McCarthy

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 9, 2024 2:13 pm

H B Bear
 May 9, 2024 9:05 am

What is it with Socialists and trains?

Wasn’t Mussolini a Fascist? He got the trains to run on time apparently.

And Roger Daltrey of The Who (not the World Health Organisation. LOL) is not a Socialist or a Fascist as far as I know and he loves model railways

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/462984/The-Who-star-Roger-Daltrey-reveals-model-train-hobby-to-Chris-Evans-on-Radio-2

Cassie of Sydney
May 9, 2024 2:14 pm

“This morning Monash told us we can no longer say ‘from the river to sea’, he said.

“This is an attack on free speech.”

I’ve just had to compose myself after falling off the chair laughing.

shatterzzz
May 9, 2024 2:15 pm

Imagine if this “mostly peaceful” occurrence was in Gaza .. All the uni protests and UN squealing would be unbearable .. Sadly, it’s in Dharfur/Sudan soo “nuttin’ to see ‘ere. mooove along, pleeeze” ………!

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/children-piled-up-and-shot-new-details-emerge-of-ethnic-cleansing-in-darfur/ar-BB1m4sAT?ocid=hpmsn&cvid=b6546996d2734035b98dd5bde9ea4ed6&ei=20

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
May 9, 2024 2:16 pm

As far as I’m aware, AstraZeneca used a dead virus carrier for spike protein, rather than Mrna which reprogrammed your body to produce spike protein.
Mrs. and I had two shots each of AZ and avoided Mrna – which has yet to be fully pinged for the deleterious effects. There was learned opinion online warning about Mrna well before the repressive regime ground its heel into our faces.
What were we supposed to do in view of the local tyrannical regime which took over our lives? Seniors don’t make very newsworthy “activists”.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
May 9, 2024 2:18 pm

Model trains are works of art.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 9, 2024 2:18 pm

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Ceres
Ceres
May 9, 2024 2:19 pm

NDIS Adam Storch, sex offender, package $500,000 for 2 years. Morbidly obese and mental issues. Hello Bill Shorten MIA.
Weep for Australia.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 9, 2024 2:19 pm

Will be keeping an eye on the quakes.

A weather eye…?

Study suggests heavy snowfall and rain may contribute to some earthquakes (Phys.org, 8 May)

“If we’re going into a climate that’s changing, with more extreme precipitation events, and we expect a redistribution of water in the atmosphere, oceans, and continents, that will change how the Earth’s crust is loaded,” Frank adds.

Totally bonkers to link earthquakes and climate change, the pressures are several orders of magnitude apart.

Doesn’t stop the usual howler monkey chorus though. Everything is a Sign.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
May 9, 2024 2:20 pm

Monty must have something much worse than a worm in his brain.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 9, 2024 2:32 pm

Mutley has that song, Ernie, (the fastest milkman in the west) going round in his head. Benny Hill I think.

cohenite
May 9, 2024 2:36 pm

The Verden regional court in Lower Saxony has upheld a verdict against Rotenburg AfD leader Marie-Thérèse Kaiser for incitement to hatred. The 27-year-old was also found guilty in the appeal hearing on Monday of inciting hatred against Afghan local workers.

She incited hatred by quoting official government statistics showing afghan muzzies committed rape at a rate 41 times the rest of the kraut community. I knew the brave lass was a right winger because she’s gorgeous:

(16) Elon Musk on X: “Are you saying the fine was for repeating accurate government statistics? Was there anything inaccurate in what she said?” / X (twitter.com)

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 9, 2024 2:39 pm

132andBush
 May 9, 2024 12:57 pm

 Reply to  Sancho Panzer

I remember Dr John Campbell presenting stats a couple of years ago which took this into account.

In a nutshell it was a case of replacing one risk with another for the elderly.

Which is fine.
All medications carry some risk.
Trading off a low risk medication to mitigate a high risk event is sensible.
But what is not so sensible is administering a low risk medication for a zero risk event (i.e. a healthy 40 year old catching Kung Flu).

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 9, 2024 2:41 pm

Reading through the detail of the Albanese Future Gas Strategy; Mrs Faustus has gone out (and don’t still be whining about it when I get back) and the dog is nowhere to be seen.

It is a selection box of assorted turds; apparently curated by Top Men at AEMO and Experts, which is obviously a huge confidence booster.

There is just so much to admire, just so much that says ‘in a barrel going over the Niagra Falls’. The key takeaways:

  • Australia is going to need the gas industry to prop up the NetZero renewables tsunami until 2050 – and then something else (a “high value” something else, apparently) will come along to justify the huge investment by industry over the next 25 years in exploration, urgent production, pipelines, and LNG import facilities.
  • AEMO doesn’t really have much idea how much gas will be needed. “AEMO forecasts that 2035 gas demand from the electricity sector (GPG) could be 10% lower, or up to 96% higher than in 2024.and, equally cheerfully:AEMO’s projections for WA gas use do not extend beyond 2033.
  • In the meanwhile, Team Albanese will keep on ad hoc changing the fiscal rules, setting prices where necessary, somehow forcing permit holders to develop uncommercial gas fields in Commonwealth waters, and coordinating a similar response from the States and NT.
  • Green Lawfare and unanticipated Whale Songlines are a serious impediment to this strategy. Very serious. But also very, very necessary to protect the Australia we know and love. Something will happen to reconcile this conundrum.
  • Production costs are going to go up, but Australians need affordable energy to implement the Albanese Future Made in Australia strategy.  This will be managed through free market initiatives such as Heads of Agreement with East Coast LNG exporters, the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM) and AEMO’s market powers.
  • Developing new gas supply is technically challenging, expensive, and a lengthy process. Gas fields deplete as gas is extracted. Exploring for gas requires advanced technology and techniques, such as seismic surveys which, as with any other human activity, have the potential for some level of impact on the environment and must be managed accordingly. We need new and continued investment to develop and sustain supply to meet demand. This investment is facilitated by a strong regulatory framework that aims to balance environmental and social impacts while encouraging new supply. There is always room to improve our regulatory settings. They must remain fit for purpose to achieve Australia’s goals.

[Apparently the above paragraph means something to do with “being technologically neutral about seismic survey” – which seems to be something about whales. (Technical Note: being “technologically neutral” about seismic means: 1) You have gas exploration; or 2) You don’t have gas exploration.)]

  • Despite the above points (and Inpex’s extraordinary public assurance that Australia is backing out of the gas industry, quoted here as some sort of compliment), industry investors will come to our ever-changing tax haven with money and jerbs.
  • If they don’t come, there is always biomethane and Green Hydrogen – although nobody is quite sure how one might move significant quantities of hydrogen through the existing pipeline system without exciting and completely unanticipated consequences.
  • If none of that works, Australia is a Carbon Capture and Storage superpower. There’s even a map drawn up by Geoscience Australia that shows the best basins for storing the naughty carbins.
  • Apparently, Australia also has the opportunity to become an international CCS superpower by importing liquid CO2 from other less fortunate countries. Someone from BP says so. (Providing it can wriggle around within the Basle Convention, which prevents the cross-boundary transport of hazardous waste, to which Australia is signatory.)

I suspect this will go swiftly into the political waste bin. However, someone should use it for its proper purpose: pointing out how abjectly, hog-whimperingly lost we are.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 9, 2024 2:44 pm

Bungonia Bee
 May 9, 2024 2:16 pm

As far as I’m aware, AstraZeneca used a dead virus carrier for spike protein

I was talking to someone about vaxes while ago. This person has no spleen, which performs some immune functions in the body. He told me that he can only have dead virus vaccines.
It got me wondering if some of those with adverse reactions had underlying problems with the functioning of their spleen.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 9, 2024 2:45 pm

Bruce of Newcastle
 May 9, 2024 1:46 pm

The sun is going crazy at the moment

Be afraid, be very afraid!

Solar max is coming (Phys.org, 8 May)
It’s almost like the Sun does something, climate-wise. Don’t tell the IPCC, they have set solar variability to zero, essentially.

(It’s 0.05 W/m2 in AR5 – which is ludicrous.)

NONE of the Climate Alarmists have the Sun factored into any of their so called ‘Climate Models’. Let alone the rotation of Planet Earth around the Sun.

However, they are quite happy to use the energy from the Sun with their solar panels.

Funny that !!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLh3Dck0D9g

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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 9, 2024 2:46 pm

Dr F at 2:41.
I am ashamed to say I used to laugh at New Guinean cargo cultists.
Who’s laffin’ now?

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
May 9, 2024 2:49 pm

AAP: Victorian Police to apologise for their role in Stolen Generations!
Should go something like this:
We apologise for being arms of the tyrannical Labor regime that caused more harm than good for brutalising citizens for several years of lockdowns and over-the-top mandates.
We also apologise for not supporting those who have correctly termed the Stolen Generations meme as a complete crock.

Salvatore - Iron Publican
May 9, 2024 2:52 pm

NDIS Adam Storch, sex offender, package $500,000 for 2 years. Morbidly obese and mental issues. Hello Bill Shorten MIA.

Digger’s brother, hasn’t self-indulgently eaten his way into extreme fattyhood, has sexually molested exactly zero people, NDIS says “Talk to the hand” re his fair dinkum needs.

Tell us more shorto, about how friggan good this NDIS is for us.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 9, 2024 2:55 pm

I am ashamed to say I used to laugh at New Guinean cargo cultists.

Who’s laffin’ now?

Well, it won’t be the PNG Highlanders.
By 2050 they will be locked in an existential struggle with Australia to dominate the world penis gourd industry.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 9, 2024 2:59 pm

Dr Faustus
 May 9, 2024 2:41 pm

Reading through the detail of the Albanese Future Gas Strategy; Mrs Faustus has gone out (and don’t still be whining about it when I get back) and the dog is nowhere to be seen.

No need to worry as Team Elbow will be long gone with the Feral Guv’ment Erection sometime during 2025, whereupon a Phoenix will rise from the ashes.

Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr If it’s the Libs/Nats then it is more of the same.

Oh Dear and Goodness Gracious Me !!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUZCXaStvnc&t=4s

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 9, 2024 3:10 pm

m0nty
 May 9, 2024 12:38 pm

Hey Indolent, got any links explaining how your boy RFK Jnr had a literal brain worm?

At least he found a legitimate use for ivermectin.

More gems from the Blog’s Stalking Horse. Maybe a horse pill or two or even Ivermectin might fix the problem.

Of course, there is always the NDIS. Oh! You are already on it? Nice work.

Now go away and play with your todger.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 9, 2024 3:15 pm

Victoriastanis would be distressed to learn how much of their current wealth is based on Bass Strait gas and associated development. That is why they are harder to wean off than New SouthWelshmen or Queenslanders. It’s worse than having a newspaper funded from the profits of slavery.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 9, 2024 3:19 pm

Well, it won’t be the PNG Highlanders.

By 2050 they will be locked in an existential struggle with Australia to dominate the world penis gourd industry.

Well, they might be all flitting around in flying cars, having sold us gas for thirty years.
Speaking of penis gourds, I am crocheting one as we speak.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 9, 2024 3:26 pm

Hoddle St killer Julian Knight loses bid to sue Australian Defence Force
Hoddle St mass murderer Julian Knight has lost his bid to sue the Australian Defence Force over claims he was subjected to “acts of bastardisation” while he was a junior staff cadet in the ’80s.

From the Hun.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 9, 2024 3:29 pm

You see, these protests require a lot of dosh to fund them,

If these were MAGA themed protests, they would have been RICO’d already.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 9, 2024 3:32 pm

Anyway just to be perfectly clear: Trump never had sex with the stormy slut.

It’s abundantly clear he did.
When is in dispute, ie it happened when Melania was pregnant or had just given birth is what gets touted but many dispute it.
A NY property developer cheated on his wife.
Big deal.

cohenite
May 9, 2024 3:43 pm

Speaking of penis gourds, I am crocheting one as we speak.

Are you using the half double crochet or as I use, the double crochet?

johnjjj
johnjjj
May 9, 2024 3:44 pm

Anyway just to be perfectly clear: Trump never had sex with the stormy slut.
It’s abundantly clear he did
Oh for heavens sake, there is only one expert in this: the Superspunk and Ejaculator investigator, Justice Mike Lee. HE knows.
MightyMike: Jokes abound, metaphors aplenty, able to see into dark moist corners.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 9, 2024 3:45 pm

Hoddle St mass murderer Julian Knight has lost his bid to sue the Australian Defence Force over claims he was subjected to “acts of bastardisation” while he was a junior staff cadet in the ’80s.

Was this when Saint Wilkie was there making cadets celebrate Hitler’s birthday?

cohenite
May 9, 2024 3:47 pm

It’s abundantly clear he did.

Give us the facts bernie, just the facts.

Apart from reasons I have already given showing Trump didn’t fuk the skank, it should now be imminently obvious that the only things which come out of her gob are fermented jism and shit ridden lies.

m0nty
m0nty
May 9, 2024 3:48 pm

I see Biden has announced in public that he will halt arms shipments to Israel if Netanyahu proceeds with his plan to invade Rafah without protecting its citizens.

Better late than never, I suppose.

JC
JC
May 9, 2024 3:54 pm

Fatboy

How do you know shipments haven’t been sent prior to the announcement? Moreover, why does Israel require these armaments from the US or at least arms needed to crack the shit out Hamarse in Rafah? Sounds like bullshit.

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feelthebern
feelthebern
May 9, 2024 3:55 pm

It’s fascinating to watch Sue Chrysanthou cross examine Charlotte Grieve in the Al Muderis defamation case.
With two QC/KC parents and the rails run she’s had through life, Ms Grieve could be described as Melbourne’s Taylor Lorenz.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 9, 2024 3:58 pm

Victoria Police to apologise for Stolen Generation roleHolly HalesAAP
Thu, 9 May 2024 7:12AM

Victoria Police will apologise for its role in the Stolen Generations as part of reforms stemming from the state’s truth-telling inquiry.
Chief Commissioner Shane Patton has confirmed the force’s commitments will include improved processes for Aboriginal people dealing with police.
This will involve expanded cultural awareness training across the organisation and upgraded reporting of police statistics about Aboriginal people.
In total, Victoria Police will carry out 79 reforms by the end of 2025 as part of the its response to the Yoorrook Justice Commission.

Yoorrook is creating an official public record on the impact of colonisation on Aboriginal people in Victoria and will recommend actions to address historical and ongoing injustices.
Mr Patton’s announcement came on the first anniversary of his apology in front of the inquiry for the mistreatment of First Nations people by police.
A Victoria Police spokesman said Mr Patton’s Stolen Generations apology will take place next month in front of survivors and relatives of those impacted.
“The chief commissioner will deliver an apology to the survivors of the Stolen Generations and their families at a community event in Thornbury on Friday 24 May,” he said.
Police on Wednesday unveiled the installation of a shield presented to the force at last year’s Yoorrook’s appearance.
Yoorrook Commission Chair Eleanor Bourke said police needed to implement further actions to correct any wrongs of the past.
“First Peoples have long suffered from broken promises and unfulfilled commitments following momentous apologies and acknowledgements,” she said.
“As I said a year ago, your apology must bring real change, chief commissioner. And it must be lasting.”
Yoorrook’s final report is expected to be handed down in 2025

Long Time Lurker
Long Time Lurker
May 9, 2024 3:58 pm

Tom Collins has just platformed Nick Riemer, disgusting anti Semite, from Sydney uni. No push back on any statement and only the most gentle of suggestions in opposition to any statement the reemer had to say.
Sky betwwn midday and 6 is basically an audition for spots at the ABC.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 9, 2024 4:07 pm

Ms Grieve has 23 confidential sources that include patients, doctors & orthopaedic surgeons.
The court also relied on 8 or 9 orthopaedic surgeons as independent experts in this case.

Sue C has hit up Grieve a couple of times over the past few days asking was confidential witness #whatever involved in this case as a witness.
To which Grieve has declined to answer on the grounds of confidentiality.

It’s more than likely there has been crossover between the Al Muderis competitors who were confidential sources for Grieve who were also expert witnesses.

Sue C has also dropped that one in too “you relied on his competitors who were happy to discredit Al Muderis on the basis of confidentiality”.

Shows how moronic Grieve was to let the surgeons to speak off the record.
Shows what a pack of whiny bitches the orthopaedic community is.

Lysander
Lysander
May 9, 2024 4:10 pm

Basement boy is active today.

Must be dole day.

Rabz
May 9, 2024 4:14 pm

the Albansleazey Future Flatus Strategy

FFS, having read those wondrous excerpts, Faustus, we’d be more effectively and efficiently administered by the Vogons.

JC
JC
May 9, 2024 4:14 pm

m0nty

May 9, 2024 4:08 pm

Reply to  JC

If you don’t understand the situation, JC, it’s not my job to teach you.

Perhaps get Cranky to explain how Israel is a client state of the US.

Fatboy, the Israeli cabinet would have been fully aware that at some stage Hiden would pull a fast one. Do you think they’re stupid and wouldn’t be aware of potential US political impediments and not stocked up?

Lysander
Lysander
May 9, 2024 4:18 pm

WA Budget just released; lots of rosy stories (like renewing their $400p.a. energy subsidy and some other MetroNet and other guff…but here are some facts (as noted from the buget papers themselves)..

-Wages growth was 4.25% and expected to drop to 3%.
-Iron ore prices were $116 and expected to drop to $71.
-Unemployment rate is 3.75% and expected to grow to 4.75%.
-Net debt is $28.6Bn and expected to grow to $40.9Bn.
-2023/24 Budget surplus of $3.1Bn to drop to $2.4Bn.

So… by the end of the outyears we’re going to be poorer, with more expenses, less surplus and more unemployment.

Ok WA Labor.

Cassie of Sydney
May 9, 2024 4:22 pm

Pervert apologist thinks Israel is a client state of the US. Israel does receive arms and other military assistance from the US, without that military hardware, and such things as the Iron dome, then more Israeli Jews would be slaughtered as they were on October 7, an event that clearly makes the pervert apologist happy. Odd though, the pervert apologist says nothing about how Gaza under Hamas has been a loyal client vassal of Iran and the mullahs.

But we know which side our resident pervert apologist is on. He’s on the side of Jew haters and Jew killers. He’s made that very clear here, time and time again.

Here’s the thing, like attracts like, Nazis attract other Nazis, very homeopathic.

Hamas has made it very clear that October 7 was a nice dress rehearsal for them, a dress rehearsal the pervert apologist clearly supports, of raped, slaughtered, mutilated and kidnapped Jewish men, women and children.

Oh…and it is worth noting that Israel also buys military hardware from the UK, Germany and India.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 9, 2024 4:25 pm

-Iron ore prices were $116 and expected to drop to $71.

That’s a spicy meatball.

Cassie of Sydney
May 9, 2024 4:26 pm

It’s pretty clear, isn’t it, the pervert apologist wants Israel to lose and wants to see more dead Jews.

What a charmer, remember, he’s the one who has appeared here for years calling those whose opinions he doesn’t like…Nazis…but here’s the truth, the only Nazi he sees on a daily basis is the one he sees when he looks in the mirror.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 9, 2024 4:29 pm

m0nty
 May 9, 2024 3:48 pm

I see Biden has announced in public that he will halt arms shipments to Israel if Netanyahu proceeds with his plan to invade Rafah …

Anything which moves us closer to Israel nuking the joint is welcome news.

JC
JC
May 9, 2024 4:31 pm

Got talking to a pal about coal. I looked at Whitehaven stock which is a pure coal play or close to.

You could’ve bought the stock in the latter part of 2020 for 93 cents. It’s currently trading at 7.72.

Since 2020, there’s been $1.72 of cumulative dividends, which means the divs alone would have paid out 180% of the outlay if you have bought the stock on the laws just a couple of years ago.

Over ~4 years a .93 cents investment would’ve have made you a $8.51 return. The return is is over 900%.

Coal pays.

JC
JC
May 9, 2024 4:36 pm

Cassie.
The kid molester has said the US will halt shipments of arms that could be used in belting Rafah. According to the WSJ, that doesn’t include defensive armaments to shoot down missiles etc. Israel is going to go hard into Rafah and all will be fine.

Hiden is just worried about the Hamarse wing of the party causing more problems.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 9, 2024 4:38 pm

Speaking of penis gourds, I am crocheting one as we speak.

Did you know you can charge $1.65 +GST a minute for that sort of chat?

Pogria
Pogria
May 9, 2024 4:42 pm
Pogria
Pogria
May 9, 2024 4:46 pm

A comedian who’s actually funny!
Will most likely suffer from Arkancide very soon.

https://twitter.com/CitizenFreePres/status/1788259906996326905

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 9, 2024 4:46 pm

Errr…I’m not an expert, but Ms Grieve appears to have a Hermes birkin bag.
Or a replica/knock off.

cohenite
May 9, 2024 4:49 pm

Gutfeld and Watters, the best social and political commentators going around on slut stormy and the missionary position:

I thought the missionary position was when you prayed for sex.

Still they’re not querying the stormy lie because for them it is irrelevant.

I also wish Gutfeld would leave Kristi Noem and her fuking dead dog alone. But Kristi did bail from his program while appearing on Watters and handling the dog shooting very well. But Gutfeld and Judge Janine both have dogs and are displeased with Kristi shooting the devil dog.

Lysander
Lysander
May 9, 2024 4:54 pm

Hey JC
why would the WA State Budget have Iron Ore prices going from $113 this year to $71 in the fourth outyear? That’s a bit extreme!!!

JC
JC
May 9, 2024 4:58 pm

Lysander

It briefly touched below 100 bucks about 1 1/2 weeks ago. I suspect they’re expecting the China slowdown story to continue especially in the real estate sector and more supply from mines in Africa.

Watch this website for iron ore spot prices posted daily.

https://www.sgx.com/derivatives/products/iron-ore

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 9, 2024 4:59 pm

Doc F this paragraph caught my eye as even at the lower levels I have to deal with it at, ahem, the coal face.

Developing new gas supply is technically challenging, expensive, and a lengthy process.

Indeed it is, pray tell how long has Narrabri been stalled by the EDO and other assorted ratbags? Unless the green & “Blak” tape is slashed and jurisdiction curtailed it will only get worse.

Gas fields deplete as gas is extracted.

File this under No s%$# Sherlock.

Exploring for gas requires advanced technology and techniques, such as seismic surveys which, as with any other human activity, have the potential for some level of impact on the environment and must be managed accordingly.

Seismic surveys are nowhere as damaging as they were 30 years ago. A lot of terrestrial tenements are done with thumpers over actual “bang” these days. As for oil & gas am unsure if this is viable but would imagine advances have been made to lessen any disturbance. Also a quick scan of studies on seismic damages makes me suspect the negative findings were already written before the study was compiled.

We need new and continued investment to develop and sustain supply to meet demand.

Above under point 1.

This investment is facilitated by a strong regulatory framework that aims to balance environmental and social impacts while encouraging new supply. There is always room to improve our regulatory settings. They must remain fit for purpose to achieve Australia’s goals.

Statement is tosh and full of buzz/filler words. Basically says we are not watering down any regulation but please, pretty please keep investing in us.

Exploration as Doc and a few others here including the finance guys know, is more miss than hit. We are regulating ourselves out of the world market. I note also the double standards that Farmer Gez and his colleagues deals with, that has all the hallmarks of QGC’s behaviour when CSG took off.

My 2c worth for what it’s worth.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 9, 2024 5:07 pm

Coal pays.

Not just for shareholders.
It pays yuuuge royalties which State governments in the future will look wistfully back upon, mentally calculating how many jerbs that would enable them to “create”.

cohenite
May 9, 2024 5:15 pm

Coal pays.

Not just for shareholders.
It pays yuuuge royalties which State governments in the future will look wistfully back upon, mentally calculating how many jerbs that would enable them to “create”.

Here’s the thing: rub and tug and his merry band of turd slimes are going to place a carbon tax on the use of coal within Australia which will be 3 times the cost of the carbon tax the slapper said would never be. 3 fuking times! It will will reduce this economy to a state of rubbing sticks together. At the same time coal which is dug up and exported will not be subject to the tax. Because if it was chunk warships would be in Sydney harbour the next day.

I still maintain that of the current crop of pollies and senior bureaucrats 1 a week should be taken out and nuked.

Diogenes
Diogenes
May 9, 2024 5:16 pm

And Roger Daltrey of The Who (not the World Health Organisation. LOL) is not a Socialist or a Fascist as far as I know and he loves model railways

He’s in good company Peter Waterman and zRid Stewart also have extensive model railways.

My model railway is soooo much more modest.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 9, 2024 5:17 pm

Yoorrook is creating an official public record on the impact of colonisation on Aboriginal people in Victoria 

Will the record include receiving regular food, proper sanitation, medical care, education, and access to permanent, weather resistant housing, among many other benefits? No? I thought not.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 9, 2024 5:19 pm

My model railway is soooo much more modest.

I am not an enthusiast, but I do like toy trains.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 9, 2024 5:21 pm

Doc F. Just looking back seems I’ve got your statement mixed up with something that was written in a report.

Apologies didn’t realise as my anger grows especially on the lawfare part.

One of those misfire moments. Hope the basic intent was conveyed though though not at you.

bons
bons
May 9, 2024 5:22 pm

What is it with Labor clowns and clownesses wearing Akubras.

Do they really believe that the people that they despise will be fooled by their dressups.

It’s ballcaps on backwards and kufi hats for you adolescents. Stop insulting true Australians.

The only time these idiots ever see the sun is at a crony’s barbie.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 9, 2024 5:26 pm

Teh Paywallian reporting the end of cheese and crackers on short haul domestic for the Mangy Roo.

billie
billie
May 9, 2024 5:29 pm

The mega rich are funding the revolution, not a new phenomenon. The question is, how do we combat this? I don’t know because here’s the rub, money talks.
The question is, WHY? What will they get out of it that they don’t already have?

It’s a modern form of an Indulgence, a remission before the Greens of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Green who is duly disposed, gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Green Church which, as the source of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority.

If you are seen to have a pure heart by the Greens, then truely, you do have a pure heart and whatever you do is OK, like Meta man having a $300M yacht.

Plagiarised and edited, from a Google search of “indulgence”

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 9, 2024 5:30 pm

One hot afternoon in Kanazawa we stopped for a G&T at Paul Bocuse restaurant (just the bistrot, not the restaurant).
It is in a beautiful art deco building in a park near the castle walls. After our drink we went for a wander through the building. There was a fabulous display of black and white photographs of Japanese trains, from the 1930’s through to early 2000’s.
I walked down a corridor to another large room, hoping to find more.
It contained two massive tables each with multiple toy train displays.
Let me just say this.
Toy train people are the same the world over.

Roger
Roger
May 9, 2024 5:32 pm

Victoria Police will apologise for its role in the Stolen Generations as part of reforms stemming from the state’s truth-telling inquiry.

Chief Commissioner Shane Patton has confirmed the force’s commitments will include improved processes for Aboriginal people dealing with police.

What about an apology and a similar promise for Victorians assaulted by police during the lockdowns?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 9, 2024 5:32 pm

Bradley Pen Dragon: Sex monster back behind bars over alleged supervised release rules breachPhil Hickey and Rebecca Le MayThe West Australian
Thu, 9 May 2024 3:11PM

Notorious paedophile Bradley Pen Dragon is back in prison after allegedly breaching the strict rules of his supervision order yet again.
The West Australian can reveal Bradley Pen Dragon was arrested last week.
It’s understood detectives from the serious offender management squad, who are tasked with monitoring sex offenders in the community, swooped on the 64-year-old.
He appeared before the Perth Magistrates Court from custody last Tuesday charged with one count of contravening a requirement of a supervision order.

It’s believed the charge relates to an allegation Pen Dragon breached one of the 62 conditions of the supervision order that he was placed on after his release from prison in 2022.
Court records show Pen Dragon is alleged to have breached the order in a Perth suburb on April 29 this year.
Pen Dragon pleaded not guilty to the charge in court last week, was remanded into custody and is next due in court for a trial listing hearing on October 15.

The sooner this P.O.S. is given a fair trial, and shot, the better.

calli
calli
May 9, 2024 5:36 pm

The Auschwitz demonstrators have done us all a favour.

If ever an action dispensed with any ambiguity about “river to sea” and “death to Israel”, this one is it.

And whenever some mealy mouthed wokerati starts to froth about Gaza, that’s exactly the event I’ll cite.

The demonstrators, MEs and their useful western idiots are out and proud Nazis. Forget garages in the Grampians.

Bear Necessities
Bear Necessities
May 9, 2024 5:36 pm

I thought Monty would be joining the IDF to fight Nazi’s. There is suppose to be 8000 in Rafah. Is your trigger finger itchy Mont?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 9, 2024 5:39 pm

H B Bear
 May 9, 2024 5:26 pm

Teh Paywallian reporting the end of cheese and crackers on short haul domestic for the Mangy Roo.

To be replaced with “hot offerings” including … wait for it … sausage rolls!
It was a source of amusement to me when I used to fly a bit way back when, particularly early mornings. They would always run out of hot breakfasts and the unfortunate ones would get ‘fresh’ fruit or that fancy new thing, granola.
I was never sure if it was re-heating capacity or the fact that the ponytails surveyed the customers and found that “85% preferred healthy options” … until they smell the bacon that is.

Roger
Roger
May 9, 2024 5:40 pm

Toy train people are the same the world over.

Clears throat…

They’re not toy trains, they’re model trains. To scale.

rosie
rosie
May 9, 2024 5:41 pm

“We always thought we would go by train, but that isn’t easy to do”
Isn’t it?
Barcelona to Zaragosa by train was a piece of cake and delightful to boot.
There is also a direct train from Zaragosa to San Sebastian which I haven’t caught.
I think I headed west from Zaragosa last time.

rosie
rosie
May 9, 2024 5:42 pm

I also suspect people aren’t getting working holiday visas from China because they are considered to be high risk of overstaying.

Roger
Roger
May 9, 2024 5:43 pm

The demonstrators, MEs and their useful western idiots are out and proud Nazis. 

Worse.

The Nazis tried to hide their designs for the Jewish people from the world.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 9, 2024 5:44 pm

Roger
 May 9, 2024 5:40 pm

Toy train people are the same the world over.

Clears throat…

They’re not toy trains, they’re model trains. To scale.

Aaand, we have a live one on the hook!
I did consider putting “toy train” through Google translate for the Kanazawa chapter, but the thought of being disembowelled with a 1:48 scale Shinkansen carriage didn’t appeal to me.

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