Open Thread – Thurs 9 May 2024


The Shipwreck on Black Sea, Ivan Aivazovsky, 1873

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rosie
rosie
May 9, 2024 5:48 pm

I’m in Albury, forced to detour from the scenic route at Yea because of a fatality in Yarck.
Obviously much worse for someone else.
Usual road kill, foxes, roos and a wombat but coming into Yea a strange creature started to cross then turned back because of approaching vehicles.
Pretty certain it was a ferret which apparently have not successfully introduced themselves into the wild in Victoria.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 9, 2024 5:59 pm

ZK2A how many times do I have to tell you, shot first, trial later.

Chris
Chris
May 9, 2024 5:59 pm

My model railway is soooo much more modest.

I was thrilled with my beloved’s recent op-shop find, 2 boxes of Brio trains and tracks! And even better, most of the rolling stock are Thomas the Tank characters.
Miss 3 was delighted.

Roger
Roger
May 9, 2024 6:00 pm

…the thought of being disembowelled with a 1:48 scale Shinkansen carriage didn’t appeal to me.

In Japan, on account of lack of domestic space, most likely to be 1:150.
Although a public display might be 1:87, adopted from the Americans.

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m0nty
m0nty
May 9, 2024 6:04 pm

It is just gorgeous that cohenite still believes Vonshitzenpants didn’t cheat on his third wife with a porn star.

What a wonderful fantasy world cohenite lives in, untouched by the cold harshness of reality.

calli
calli
May 9, 2024 6:04 pm

Toy train people are the same the world over.

Had a friend in the 80’s who was an enthusiast. Had his setup in the basement, where he’d sit in the middle, Casey Jones cap on, controlling the array of Hornbys. Just like Gomez Addams, but without the crashes.

Perfectly normal.

Just like it’s perfectly normal for me to sit in the sewing room nearly buried in textiles, auditioning that perfect piece.

Nothing weird about it…nothing at all. 😀

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 9, 2024 6:06 pm

What Energy Transition?

“The punchline here is obvious: We are not in the midst of a major energy transition. Instead, what we are seeing is the media echo chamber at work. Media outlets are giving undeserved credibility to the idea of the energy transition despite a metric ton of evidence that shows no such transition is happening, particularly in developing countries like Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Indeed, the surge in the use of the phrase by the Biden administration — and its many allies in big media outlets — shows that we’re being bombarded by a public relations campaign that’s designed to convince the public and policymakers that an energy transition is happening and that we should be spending staggering sums of money on it.

A decade ago, energy analyst and polymath Vaclav Smil wrote, “hope for a quick and sweeping transition to renewable energy is fueled mostly by wishful thinking and a misunderstanding of recent history.” He explained that “for any new energy source to capture a large share of the market require[s] two to three generations: 50 to 75 years.” He concluded, “Energy transitions on a national or global scale are inherently protracted affairs.” That statement was true in 2014. And will be true for decades to come. Just don’t expect to read about it in major media outlets.”

https://robertbryce.substack.com/p/what-media-wont-tell-you-about-energy-transition

calli
calli
May 9, 2024 6:13 pm

The New Puritans are more worried about straying husbands than the actual “crime” as charged, ie. a bookkeeping misdemeanour.

Probably because the latter is obviously confected malice, the intention being to prevent a place on the ticket, and the former grabs the headlines.

The New Puritans are perfectly happy with mutilating children (when they can’t legally destroy them) and a thousand other ghastly and destructive behaviours. But a porn star prossie and a millionaire? Slobber.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 9, 2024 6:21 pm

rosie
 May 9, 2024 5:48 pm

I’m in Albury, forced to detour from the scenic route at Yea because of a fatality in Yarck.

Farck!

Indolent
Indolent
May 9, 2024 6:22 pm
calli
calli
May 9, 2024 6:23 pm

Did the pinchos crawl through the Old Town last night. The place was packed.

I suspect the lot was closed down during covid. Some shops are still boarded over. The vibe though is pretty upbeat, even at this time of year. The season hasn’t really started yet. There were a few bathers out on the beach, but there’s no way I’d be getting into that freezing water.

Something lovely that I missed last time – the great garden in front of the town hall. It is a formal arrangement of paths and grassed areas – so far so common. The uncommon feature is the tree selection. They are tamarisks, some very venerable. Twisted, seamed, iron hard trunks pollarded ruthlessly and now sprouting their grey-green wispy soft new growth. Many are in senescence, held together by wires and guyed to the ground (presumably against the storm winds from the Bay).

The original planting was in 1888, and some of them could easily be over 100 years old. Like the olive, they are long-lived. Broken ones have been replaced so the planting is constantly renewed.

I give it 10/10 for a public space.

calli
calli
May 9, 2024 6:24 pm

Is Dot on holidays too? I haven’t seen him for an age.

cohenite
May 9, 2024 6:33 pm

It is just gorgeous that cohenite still believes Vonshitzenpants didn’t cheat on his third wife with a porn star.

Key word dickless: gorgeous. The slut, to quote Trump, has a horse face and rubber tits. Unlike the demorats’ stud, slick willy, Trump has taste.

Time to put the milko’s kiddies to bed.

Indolent
Indolent
May 9, 2024 6:33 pm

Could it be more blatantly biased?

This is after the FBI confirmed that it’s restarting online censorship efforts Ahead Of 2024 Election.

@TomFitton

Leftist @WashingtonPost put out another censorship hit list today! Listed targets (for daring to “amplify” Trump): 

@catturd2

@LauraLoomer

@marklevinshow

@GenFlynn

@mrddmia

@bennyjohnson

@JackPosobiec

@charliekirk11

Steve Bannon, 

@EliseStefanik

@newsmax

@foxnews

@seanhannity

@JesseBWatters

@JudicialProtest

Apparently, “amplifying Trump” is now a crime.

Crossie
Crossie
May 9, 2024 6:40 pm

Some cretin was just pronounced not guilty for killing his parents as he was under the influence of drugs when he did it. Apparently he suffered a psychotic episode.

I thought that effects of self administered drugs, like alcohol, cannot be used as an excuse. That person should never be released as he could take the drugs again, suffer another episode and kill more people. It is harder and harder to trust our so-called justice system.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 9, 2024 6:46 pm
feelthebern
feelthebern
May 9, 2024 6:47 pm

Hopefully Dot is hanging out with Slaanesh, not Nurgle.

Bruce in WA
May 9, 2024 6:48 pm

DOVER

can you please remove my 6.43 pm post to Lysander? I’ve used my full name inadvertently. Ta.

Roger
Roger
May 9, 2024 6:50 pm

All Class – Annastacia Palaszczuk joins Max Markson’s PR agency. – Michael Smith News

Could it be that the expected sinecures have evaporated into thin air like the Gabba rebuild?

So far only the smart energy ambassador thing, which is at best a casual gig.

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calli
calli
May 9, 2024 6:50 pm

Too much Sumerian ale?

Some hangover.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 9, 2024 6:52 pm

Get a real job? Just joking- our aristocracy believes that is beneath them

Indolent
Indolent
May 9, 2024 7:07 pm
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 9, 2024 7:09 pm

calli
 May 9, 2024 6:23 pm

Did the pinchos crawl through the Old Town last night. The place was packed.

One of the great eating experiences. We had some contacts who gave us some tips (will try to dig them out). One was one tiny bar which had a queue out the front at 6:00 p.m. (Spanish afternoon tea time). People shouting orders, tiny dishes being produced out of nowhere, everyone standing cheek by jowl. The bill arrived and amazingly it looked like it was all ours.
I felt a bit sorry for the Chinese girls who obviously had a recommended menu from the web and wanted to get everything exactly in that order.
Not how things work in Spain.

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Eyrie
Eyrie
May 9, 2024 7:09 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”.

Queensland is going to spend $62 billion (which we don’t have) on various pumped hydro/renewables schemes to “reduce emissions”.
We export 220 millions tonnes of coal which pretty much all ends up as CO2 whether thermal or metallurgical (news to my State member). To provide the roughly 5 GWe average we get by burning coal takes between 15 and 20 million tonnes a year. Given the dependence of the State budget on coal royalties we aren’t about to stop the exports.
How do you spell “hypocrisy”?

Indolent
Indolent
May 9, 2024 7:10 pm
bons
bons
May 9, 2024 7:12 pm

llthe fuss and fake media claiming that Premiers are being blasted over the covid response.

Let’s spend ten seconds on this.

Why did the premiers run wild? Morrison’s unconstitutional National Cabinet.

How did mandates occur? WEF Hunt.

Indolent
Indolent
May 9, 2024 7:12 pm
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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 9, 2024 7:13 pm

If we went back to San Sebastian again, we wouldn’t bother staying in the old town.
The whole place is quite compact and easy to get around, and you pay a premium for “old town”.
Also, we stayed in an AirBnB which was an absolute fire trap.

Cassie of Sydney
May 9, 2024 7:13 pm

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

Correct, and this is why I will call them Nazis, particularly the grub who appears here on occasion.

Remember this, for years this grub has popped up here and smeared those of us on the right whose opinions he doesn’t like as…..’Nazis’. And remember this recent history, how after a women’s ‘Let Women Speak’ rally in Melbourne in March 2023, when women of various ages, sexualities, hair colour, political opinions and so on appeared together in solidarity to object to fetishists, autogynephiles, perverts and pedos having access to women only spaces, all because they put on a wig, fishnet stockings, high heeled shoes and lipstick, call themselves women and then demand access to our private spaces and sport….what did this grub say? He called those women, Kellie-Jay Keen, Moira Deeming, Kath Deves, Angie Jones….Nazis…because, oddly, strangely, weirdly, a group of very clean cut Grampians mysteriously appeared, waved through by Victorian police (which was even odder) and…kaboom….that was manna from heaven for grubs like the one here and his fellow comrades on the left to smear Kellie-Jay Keen and women like me as Nazis, We all know what ensued a week later, in an Auckland Park, a woman was nearly lynched by a frenzied frothing mob…and what did the grub write on these pages? He laughed, he thought she deserved it…….because she’s a Nazi!

He himself has written how he wants to punch a Nazi….I suggest he do that when he looks at himself in the mirror every morning.

This same grub oddly disappeared after October 7, he hid in his basement, no doubt because he’s a coward. The butchery and savagery of October 7 probably blinded him, but he’s out now, either blaming Jews directly or perhaps he, like Baba, doesn’t believe it happened.

It was not ‘us’ on the right who’ve debased the use of the word, Nazi, it’s the left who’ve done this for years now. And I think it is now high time those on the left, like the grub here, had that word shoved down their own throats. Last night I watched footage of a young Jewish man sitting on the lawn of either Monash or the University of Melbourne, with an Israeli flag draped around him, being subjected to a tirade of vicious abuse by a group of so called peace loving leftist pro-Palestinian scum. The university security stood by gormlessly, they did nothing. I know what I saw, I saw Nazi Germany, I saw occupied Europe, he was being abused and threatened for being Jewish. This morning I read that a Jewish academic’s office in QLD was broken into and the intruder urinated in the academic’s office.

Just charming.

As for those leftist cockroaches who say…’oh but there are Jews who are supporting us’….LOL…Jewish history, something I happen to know a lot about, is replete with Jew hating Jews, the court Jews, the kapos, the Stella Goldschlags of the Jewish world, who desperately try and curry favour with our enemies, thinking that they will be saved, but in the end they are not, our enemies come for them too.

If the cap fits the scum then the scum need to be made to wear it, and in the case of the grub here and his leftist comrades squatting in tents on the lawns of Monash, Sydney Uni, Queensland Uni etc, threatening and intimidating Jews, urinating in the offices of Jewish academics, dunno about others but I believe the cap fits perfectly.

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Indolent
Indolent
May 9, 2024 7:13 pm
Indolent
Indolent
May 9, 2024 7:18 pm

Ari Hoffman
@thehoffather

“NO JEWS ALLOWED”

Last night, Antifa & Hamas supporters were given complete control of the center of the @UW campus by the administration & barricades to enforce it

Students were not allowed to walk freely on campus

This group of students was told “No Jews Allowed” 

This is the Little Gaza encampment that @washdems & @shasticonrad 

@thestranger & @crosscut call “peaceful”

Unfortunately, I stopped recording and missed when one of the students face-timed their parents to show them the barricade and said “This is what you are paying $60,000 a year for. Your son isn’t allowed to walk on campus”

Indolent
Indolent
May 9, 2024 7:21 pm
DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
May 9, 2024 7:21 pm

Dover, I wanted to send a donation and can’t find the link to the support page. How do I get there?

Cassie of Sydney
May 9, 2024 7:22 pm

130 Jews are still being held hostage in Gaza. How many are alive?

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
May 9, 2024 7:31 pm

Dover, did it by googling new catallaxy support. There doesn’t seem to be a link here.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 9, 2024 7:53 pm

Indolent
 May 9, 2024 7:13 pm

SWEDEN SHAKEN BY CRISIS OF VIOLENCE

Did Dutchsinse predict this?

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
May 9, 2024 8:14 pm

From Beef Central newsletter – it’s Beef Week :

Su McCluskey, the Federal Government’s Special Representative for Australian Agriculture, told the gathering that every time she tried to speak to media, it had gotten to be what people in the city are listening to, and what they’re reading.
“I am trying to find a way to those people who understand that they need to eat, and making that connection to what we do as farmers.”
McCullough Robertson’s Duncan Bedford chaired the breakfast, saying his three small children brought home from school stories about farmers and what they did.
“They don’t talk about food and fibre, they talk about knocking trees down and killing koalas. And they know so much about methane. When I was their age we made jokes about methane.”

?

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
May 9, 2024 8:16 pm

mailbox:///C:/Users/bobse/AppData/Roaming/Thunderbird/Profiles/wnhzw6hd.default-release/Mail/pop.gmail.com/Inbox?number=10&part=1.4&filename=Australia%E2%80%99s%20Defence_%20Fuel%20Supply%20_%20The%20Wentworth%20Report.pdf&type=application/pdf
Thanks Rafe…

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 9, 2024 8:35 pm

Cats, who are connoisseurs of good single malt, may care to note that the new Bakery Hill Eldorado, is a very fine, sipping, single malt indeed.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 9, 2024 8:35 pm

Off the Books: how the Army privatised SAS elite to dark ops outfit Omni
https://michaelwest.com.au/army-privatised-sas-elite-to-dark-ops-outfit-omni/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=2024-05-08&utm_campaign=Michael+West+Media+Weekly+Update

A great read from Stuart McCarthy via Michael West Media.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 9, 2024 8:38 pm

The Howard government is rightfully criticised for doing whatever the GWB administration wanted.
There has been no where near the scrutiny of the RGR governments doing whatever the Obama administration wanted.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 9, 2024 8:38 pm

Betty at 8:16.
What was that all about?

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 9, 2024 8:43 pm

From the article.

Brereton Report found evidence of 39 murders of civilians and detainees by Australian special forces during the war in Afghanistan, but absolved all senior officers of any criminal culpability for their command failures. Retired Major General Paul Brereton is now the National Anti-Corruption Commissioner

Hypothetical.
When (not if) the Brereton report finds it’s way into the public domain and the view is the conclusions regarding absolving all senior officers was bizarre and illogical, Brereton’s role at the NACC will be seen as a reward (and very ironic).

JC
JC
May 9, 2024 8:51 pm

WTF? An Anti-Boeing rally at UQ?

UQ building damaged in anti-Boeing rally

A building at the University of Queensland was damaged on Thursday during a rally against the presence of global aerospace giant Boeing’s on-campus research centre.

It is reported one pro-Palestine protestor threw a “bollard” into the window of a classroom adjacent to the research centre during the midday march, which was attended by federal Greens member for Griffith Max Chandler-Mather.

Queensland Police were in attendance, but no arrests or complaints had been made.

The University of Queensland was unable to confirm whether it was a bollard that was thrown, but a spokeswoman for the institution said CCTV footage would be reviewed and forwarded to police.

“We condemn the behaviour of one individual at today’s protest that was completely unacceptable,” she said.

“We are in daily contact with police and are making a formal report, which will include CCTV footage.

What, the protestors have an issue with the 737?

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Salvatore - Iron Publican
May 9, 2024 8:55 pm

hzhousewife May 9, 2024 8:14 pm

From Beef Central newsletter – it’s Beef Week :

Su McCluskey, the Federal Government’s Special Representative for Australian Agriculture

Wooah! Years ago Su McCluskey came into the pub one day & bought something. If not the hottest piece who’d ever been in the pub, she was certainly in the top half-dozen.
I near couldn’t believe it. She was in the ATO at that time & I didn’t recognise her for a start, as I never expected to see a Canberra Mandarin out in the bush.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 9, 2024 8:55 pm

Ouch! @ 14:15. Big hit.

—-

Cleetus:

My Hardest Crash EVER In a Burnout Car… (Totaled)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd32tpOHu1Y

JC
JC
May 9, 2024 8:58 pm

He never stops. The motor mouth is irrepressible.

@realDonaldTrump

Crooked Joe Biden, whether he knows it or not, just said he will withhold weapons from Israel as they fight to eradicate Hamas Terrorists in Gaza. Hamas murdered thousands of innocent civilians, including babies, and are still holding Americans hostage, if the hostages are still alive. Yet Crooked Joe is taking the side of these terrorists, just like he has sided with the Radical Mobs taking over our college campuses, because his donors are funding them. Biden is weak, corrupt, and leading the world straight into World War III. Remember – this war in Israel, just like the war in Ukraine, would have NEVER started if I was in the White House. But very soon, we will be back, and once again demanding PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH!

cohenite
May 9, 2024 9:20 pm

When (not if) the Brereton report finds it’s way into the public domain and the view is the conclusions regarding absolving all senior officers was bizarre and illogical, Brereton’s role at the NACC will be seen as a reward (and very ironic).

Brereton, king of the cadets. That arm-chair generals like him should be judging the likes of BRS is Paths of Glory stuff.

Indolent
Indolent
May 9, 2024 9:32 pm
Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 9, 2024 9:34 pm

‘A more dangerous future’: Experts condemn Australia’s new gas strategy
The safer, fossil-free future bares its teeth.

AEMO imposes price cap on NSW electricity
[Unlinkable OZ]

A prolonged period of high wholesale electricity spot prices in NSW has triggered the introduction of a cap to smooth out volatility, with the intervention likely to be in place for several days.

The Australian Energy Market Operator introduced the administered price period of $600 per megawatt hour at 7.45pm on Wednesday after prices spiked above $10,000 per MWh on Wednesday afternoon.

It was only the second time in 25 years that administered pricing for energy has been used in NSW, with the previous occurrence during the 2022 national energy crisis, consultancy WattClarity said.

Half of Origin Energy’s Eraring coal plant – the country’s largest coal station – was offline on Thursday morning, data shows.

One of Delta Electricity’s two Vales Point coal units was also offline late on Thursday.

WattClarity noted it was also too early for autumn solar and there was not much wind supply for the National Electricity ­Market.

“We see no support possible from imports in from Victoria. We also see that support via imports from Queensland are also limited,” WattClarity noted.

No, really, it’s all good.
We’re in safe hands.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 9, 2024 9:43 pm

Half of Origin Energy’s Eraring coal plant – the country’s largest coal station – was offline on Thursday morning, data shows.

One of Delta Electricity’s two Vales Point coal units was also offline late on Thursday.

So in essence one single coal plant was out of action, ie half each of two of them, and we were in an energy crisis?

Oh.

That’s disturbing. Maybe our elite all-knowing political class should do something…?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 9, 2024 9:52 pm

Why Are People So Unkind news (the Tele):

Australian entertainer Kamahl has been charged with stalking a much younger woman after he agreed to loan her money.

It is alleged the 89-year-old threatened the 38-year-old woman after she invited him over for dinner in May last year to ask for money for her business.

He deposited $2000 the next day

Makes one wonder what sort of ‘business’ she was in then.

but their relationship soured months later, according to 9 News. She agreed to pay him back in $5 weekly instalments,

Oh dear.

but the first transaction had the description “to the molester”.

Kamahl said the false accusation — which he has not been charged over — made him lash out.

“I just wanted you to know that your behaviour is unacceptable and you’re lucky I haven’t gone to the authorities,” he texted her.

“You are a liar, and a failure, and most of all an ungrateful *****!

“The best is yet to come!”

Kamahl said he had stopped taking his medication at the time and was “responding to a situation without all of my faculties”.

That old chestnut.

Indolent
Indolent
May 9, 2024 10:01 pm
Salvatore - Iron Publican
May 9, 2024 10:25 pm

It is alleged the 89-year-old … [blah blah blah]…

He deposited $2000 the next day

… but their relationship soured months later, according to 9 News. She agreed to pay him back in $5 weekly instalments,

Eight years to recoup. I admire his confidence.

cohenite
May 9, 2024 10:35 pm

I think its been posted but it’s worth repeating because the guy is seriously homely:

Man tells cop ‘your law doesn’t apply to me as an Aboriginal man’ after being pulled over | Daily Mail Online

Salvatore - Iron Publican
May 9, 2024 10:46 pm

Australian entertainer Kamahl has been charged with stalking 

This should get his mind off the Trump-hate anyway.
For those who may not pay a helluva lot of attention to Kamahl’s social media ramblings, his level Trump Derangement Syndrome is matched only by that of Robert De Niro.

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Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
May 9, 2024 11:00 pm

Oh.
On first reading, Kamahl giving her a bit of “The Best Is Yet To Come!” sounded pretty lit.

Indolent
Indolent
May 9, 2024 11:01 pm
calli
calli
May 9, 2024 11:35 pm

Listened to this while we munched on pinchos last night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNp6y7aYa-s

Ages since I heard it last.

*warning* peak hair and poor costume choices

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
May 9, 2024 11:42 pm

(Late night reading- extract from a 1992 Viz.)

“Surely, if we are able to put a man on the moon, it is not beyond the chemical manufacturers’ abilities to come up with a simple tablet, pill or capsule that would turn water into petrol. They could be sold in shops or garages, and if they were small enough, they could be kept in little plastic dispensers, like the ones ‘Tic Tac’ mints come in,” Mr McGee explained.
As well as providing a limitless amount of free fuel, ‘Petromol’ tablets would also irradicate pollution. “As well as turning the water into petrol, another chemical could be included which gets rid of all the pollution.”

Like I was pondering last night, we’re living in an Emperor’s New Clothes world where the kidz, the footy dads and the Viz magazine all know that the green hydrogen- wind powered- quantum computing boondoggle is obvious bollocks, dreamt up by Lysenko and constructed by Potemkin, even though professional talking knobs like Albanese and Professor Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest OAM keep crowing about it. And trousering our cash.

KevinM
KevinM
May 10, 2024 1:20 am

From A Blot’s supporting page, true nevertheless.

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Bourne1879
Bourne1879
May 10, 2024 1:55 am

Erin Molan has a good article up at Daily Telegraph about China helicopter incident and PM’s lack of action and impact on recruiting. She is is Dad’s daughter and knows what she is talking about.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
May 10, 2024 3:32 am

Excellent piece by Erin Molan in the Tele.

Thanks for the heads up Bourne 1879.

The sycophantic approach by Albanese to the communists is pathetic.

Dan Andrews style.

Tom
Tom
May 10, 2024 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
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Tom
Tom
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Tom
Tom
May 10, 2024 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
May 10, 2024 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
May 10, 2024 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
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Tom
Tom
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Tom
Tom
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Tom
Tom
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Tom
Tom
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Tom
Tom
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Tom
Tom
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Barking Toad
Barking Toad
May 10, 2024 4:16 am

And following the Erin Molan article, Leak absolutely nails it.

rosie
rosie
May 10, 2024 5:41 am

“If we went back to San Sebastian again, we wouldn’t bother staying in the old town”
Exactly, I stayed in a beautiful spacious modern apartment up above the railway station and got to enjoy the 24 hour of festivities celebrating the defeat of the French to boot.

rosie
rosie
May 10, 2024 6:10 am
rosie
rosie
May 10, 2024 6:13 am

Hamas, the nicest people.
https://www.ynetnews.com/article/h13py4vf0

rosie
rosie
May 10, 2024 6:17 am
rosie
rosie
May 10, 2024 6:21 am
Harlequin Decline
May 10, 2024 6:35 am

Flew from Dubrovnik to Paris Orly airport. One hour late, boarding front and rear doors but no instructions regarding seat numbers so a traffic jam mid aircraft, stuffed to the gunwales with carry on luggage which delayed it even further, paid for a cup of English breakfast tea and got an Earl Grey teabag instead.

 I can’t stand Earl Grey but fortunately the cup of ‘hot water’ was scarcely tepid so the flavour didn’t seep out much. On arrival the baggage was delayed and my suitcase was torn.

All in all not a bad flight. 

From there stayed at Versailles for a visit to the Chateau. I was last there 43 years ago but apart from the increased hordes it was as I remembered it-an insane extravagance by Louis XIV given the poverty of the hoi polloi at the time. 

Harlequin Decline
May 10, 2024 6:43 am

Louis XIV was obviously a clever politician-he made sure the various Dukes,Barons,Counts and the like spent most of their time near him at Versailles so he could keep tabs on the treacherous bastards and they had less time to plan a revolt.

Possessed of a excellent memory and augmented by courtiers, informers and spies he knew who was up who and who was paying the rent at all times.

We studied the lead up to the French Revolution at high school but it was only later I read that in an age when people were a bit on the nose old Louis stood out from the crowd-he reeked so bad that windows had to opened for meetings to prevent attendees heaving.

The Russian ambassador broke protocol to write that he stunk like a wild animal.

Part of the reason was his rotting teeth and gums, other ailments and an anal fistula.

The latter was addressed by a 3 hour operation on the royal ringpiece performed by a barber surgeon without anaesthetic, using a small scythe like device and a special 3 pronged retractor It is said the only sounds Louis uttered during the ordeal were ‘My God!’

Well you would, wouldn’t you?

For the record I think whoever reported that wasn’t telling the whole truth.

rosie
rosie
May 10, 2024 6:54 am

Must be a bit of money around in Albury.
Staying near ‘Harris Farms’ which is a huge gourmet grocer’s with in house butcher’s, fishmonger’s, bar etc.
Have been deputised to take some of their sourdough to Canberra.
The French or Italian style?
Restaurant at the moderately priced motel where we are staying had 700g rib eye for $90 on the menu.
Only $9 less than the queen room.

rosie
rosie
May 10, 2024 7:07 am

The French nobility regarded the peasantry as less than fully human, it wasn’t just the display of wealth, it was taxes. The nobility didn’t pay them, starving peasants did.
https://courses.lumenlearning.com/suny-hccc-worldhistory2/chapter/the-ancien-regime/#:~:text=The%20best%2Dknown%20system%20is%20a%20three%2Destate%20system%20of,commoners%20(the%20Third%20Estate).

rosie
rosie
May 10, 2024 7:18 am

Along with the millions being wasted in Victoria on Lies for Dollars.
https://twitter.com/Anthonywodillon/status/1788583384945742249?t=NlXw9f60OrcJNz0V3N9ySw&s=19

rosie
rosie
May 10, 2024 7:22 am
Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
May 10, 2024 7:36 am

Sky News continues to give almost equal weight to Teals. Airhead Steggal is on right now with Bridget McKenzie who is deputy leader of the Nationals!

Roger
Roger
May 10, 2024 7:55 am

Grandstanding Adam Bandt calling for the expulsion of Israel’s ambassador.

Loathsome little man.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 10, 2024 8:03 am

They can stick TV especially pay TV right up their bum.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 10, 2024 8:05 am

Erin Molan on Hanson Boy:

‘‘Unprofessional,’’ our Prime Minister says… what? Unprofessional is wearing thongs to the office! ‘‘Unprofessional’’ is behaviour or a course of action which fails to meet standards of excellence that pertain to a corporate or academic field, an industry or service.

‘‘Unprofessional’’ is not a word that is found often in the chronicles of world conflicts and global skirmishes. These flares that were dropped into the path of our Seahawk helicopter were much, much more than that.

Evasive action was required to dodge the flames; without it presumably the crew could have been killed. And not even a phone call to Xi?

Her only mistake is to imagine that Albanese could get to speak to Xi’s personal secretary without months of prostration, head knocking, and obeisance.

And then there are the lobsters to think about…

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 10, 2024 8:08 am

KevinM
 May 10, 2024 3:27 am

LOL. And you are no Cat. More like a Sour Pussy.

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Crossie
Crossie
May 10, 2024 8:13 am

Roger

 May 10, 2024 7:55 am

Grandstanding Adam Bandt calling for the expulsion of Israel’s ambassador.

Loathsome little man.

In every sense of the word. He and Albo do make a pigeon pair.

Crossie
Crossie
May 10, 2024 8:17 am

Her only mistake is to imagine that Albanese could get to speak to Xi’s personal secretary without months of prostration, head knocking, and obeisance. 

And then there are the lobsters to think about…

No need to worry about our lobster exports, the Greens are shutting down all fish farms in Tasmania, there will be nothing to export.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 10, 2024 8:17 am

Grandstanding Adam Bandt calling for the expulsion of Israel’s ambassador.

Yeah the Greens are now an actual Nazi Party in all but name.

Greens Senator Dorinda Cox admits to chanting anti-Israel slogans at pro-Palestine rallies while failing to condemn Hamas (Sky News, 9 May)

What a disgusting antisemite. Don’t they realise they are destroying their own credibility, what’s left of it? Eighty percent of Americans support Israel in this war, and we are likely to be fairly similar.

Indolent
Indolent
May 10, 2024 8:19 am
Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 10, 2024 8:21 am

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Indolent
Indolent
May 10, 2024 8:22 am

Heartburn medication causing some heartburn.

Pfizer agrees to settle over 10K lawsuits linking Zantac to cancer

Cassie of Sydney
May 10, 2024 8:24 am

The Greens are the Australian Nazi Party. Those who vote for the Greens are no different to those who voted for the German Nazi Party in 1933.

As I wrote last night, those who have screeched, screamed and shouted “Nazi” over the last decade ARE the Nazis..the real Nazis….and it is time we shoved that fact down their throats.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 10, 2024 8:24 am

Where is the POTUS?

America needs a strong leader to restore law and order in our society. Our leadership has chosen to create division and cause neighbors to turn on neighbors. We are facing the highest national debt in US history, lower purchasing power, inflation that will not wane, a sharp wave in crime, a housing crisis, two proxy wars with a third on the way, and no one has taken a stand to calm the fear of uncertainty that has caused the people to lose all trust in government.

Where is the POTUS, the commander-in-chief? Not only do the American people need the president, but all of Washington needs a centralized authority figure to connect each branch and cabinet. One of the president’s primary roles is to ensure that all of Washington is working collectively, but our current president is nowhere to be found. Joe Biden has addressed the public on fewer occasions than any other president in the past four decades. The Times wrote, “For anyone who understands the role of the free press in a democracy, it should be troubling that President Biden has so actively and effectively avoided questions from independent journalists during his term.”

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/politics/where-is-the-potus/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

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Baba
Baba
May 10, 2024 8:27 am

The UN naval blockade of North Korea is effectively toothless after Russia vetoed and China abstained from the annual vote on the renewal of the UN Panel of Experts which was monitoring UN member states’ enforcement.

With rail lines between NK and Russia and China there is no point in the RAN being there.

Indolent
Indolent
May 10, 2024 8:28 am

Please delete

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shatterzzz
May 10, 2024 8:31 am

Decent Netflix mini series .. MAN IN FULL .. the battle between a bank and a corporate entrepreneur who owes them almost a$US billion …. except spoilt by , what I consider, a very average ending but, still, well worth a look ..
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15845610/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0_tt_7_nm_1_q_a%2520man%2520in%2520full

Indolent
Indolent
May 10, 2024 8:32 am

EXCLUSIVE: Leaked Pitch Reveals Plot By Former Vivek Staffer To Use MAGA Influencers Against Trump, For RFK
According to Alex Bruesewitz, Vivek has fired this staffer. (Two links in one post went into moderation.)

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 10, 2024 8:33 am

WTF? An Anti-Boeing rally at UQ?

Boeing is seriously embedded in our military, supporting our aircraft and other systems. Many of the Army helicopter instructors at Oakey are civilians working for Boeing at about twice the pay they used to get in the Army. At Amberley the best gig for technicians is to leave the RAAF and work under contract for Boeing at around 3 times the pay.

Indolent
Indolent
May 10, 2024 8:45 am
Roger
Roger
May 10, 2024 8:47 am

Grape growers calling for government subsidies to pull out vines and switch to other ventures as a world-wide glut of wine sees prices plummet.

What happened to the money they were making when the price was $800 a tonne just a few years ago?

Seems everybody in this country now wants a handout from the public purse.

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Crossie
Crossie
May 10, 2024 8:48 am
Indolent
Indolent
May 10, 2024 8:55 am

Dr. Kate Coleman works to keep prisons safe for women.

There’s NO Such Thing As Trans Women – Dr. Kate Coleman

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 10, 2024 8:55 am

Donald Trump’s lawyer accuses Stormy Daniels of making up story of sexual encounter
Tom Minear in New YorkUS Correspondent

2 min read
May 10, 2024 – 8:19AM
News Corp Australia Network
10 comments

Donald Trump’s lawyer has accused porn star Stormy Daniels of making up her claim of a sexual encounter with the former president in a fiery cross-examination designed to shred her credibility.
But Ms Daniels stuck to her story – which is at the centre of Mr Trump’s unprecedented trial – during more than six hours on the witness stand in the Manhattan Criminal Court.
Having earlier given a graphic account of the alleged one-night tryst in 2006, the porn star was grilled by Susan Necheles on behalf of Mr Trump, who sought to force her to admit that she “never had an affair with President Trump but realised you could earn money”.

Ms Daniels was paid $US130,000 by Mr Trump’s lawyer on the eve of the 2016 US election, a hush money deal that prompted criminal charges against the former president for falsifying business records to cover it up.
In one exchange, Ms Necheles said to Ms Daniels: “You have a lot of experience in making phoney stories about sex appear to be real.”
“That’s not how I would put it … The sex in the films is very much real, just like what happened to me in that room,” the porn star replied, adding that if her allegation was not true, she would have “written it to be a lot better”.

Mr Trump – the presumptive Republican nominee for this year’s US election – had earlier suggested the cross-examination of Ms Daniels would be “very revealing” in a trial he complained was “political persecution”.

Ms Necheles prodded Ms Daniels to acknowledge she earned $US800,000 from a book deal and $US100,000 from a documentary, as well as more money from a strip club tour called Make America Horny Again – a title Ms Daniels said she hated.
The lawyer accused her of “threatening to hurt” Mr Trump if he “didn’t give you money”, a claim Ms Daniels denied, saying she wanted to tell her story and accepted the hush money agreement because she was “running out of time” before the election.

Ms Daniels said the saga had also cost her money through paying for security and moving house to ensure the safety of her daughter – amid threats she received online – along with legal fees she owed Mr Trump after separate legal battles.
She also rejected Ms Necheles’s suggestion that the details of her story about sleeping with Mr Trump had “changed a lot over the years”, with the former president’s lawyer particularly focusing on the porn star’s suggestion that she “blacked out” and felt overpowered.
“My own insecurities made me feel that way,” Ms Daniels said.
“You’re trying to make me say it’s changed, but it hasn’t changed.”

Indolent
Indolent
May 10, 2024 8:57 am
Indolent
Indolent
May 10, 2024 9:08 am

This is a compilation of the lies we were told and the pressure were put under. “Screw your freedom”.

They Are Deleting Evidence, But We Kept The Receipt’s

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 10, 2024 9:10 am

Bruce Lehrmann to learn legal bill for doomed defamation case against Ten and Lisa Wilkinson
Daily Mail.

Roger
Roger
May 10, 2024 9:25 am

UK refusing to sign the WHO’s pandemic treaty while it requires them to give away 20% of their PPE, therapeutic medicines & vaccines during a pandemic, arguing it impinges on their sovereignty.

Roger
Roger
May 10, 2024 9:29 am

Tesla to cut 14 000 jobs as EV demand plunges.

UK Telegraph

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Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
May 10, 2024 9:37 am

Grape growers calling for government subsidies to pull out vines and switch to other ventures as a world-wide glut of wine sees prices plummet.

Was it Zulu who equated farming an al fresco gambling addiction?
…these growers are like the gamblers who sue the pokies, who demand a room at the casino after a three day binge.
…plus, I’m starting to think that any producer who relies so heavily on export either has brass balls, or rocks in their head.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 10, 2024 9:40 am

Tesla to cut 14 000 jobs as EV demand plunges.

Yeah, car executives right now are like bugs just before hitting a windscreen.

Mercedes-Benz Backs Away from Electric Vehicles amid Weak Sales (8 May)

According to Bloomberg UK, Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Källenius told shareholders on Wednesday that the automaker’s “transformation” to EVs “might take longer than expected.”

Källenius had sought to make Mercedes-Benz fully electric by 2030. …

Those plans have been slowed as orders for its all-electric sedans have been disappointing and brought margins down to nine percent in the first quarter. Instead, Mercedes-Benz will continue making gas-powered cars past the start of the next decade.

It will go down as the dumbest idea by a car boss in history. Only thing to be determined is whether Mercedes-Benz hits the windscreen along with Källenius.

 

KevinM
KevinM
May 10, 2024 9:40 am

Johnny Rotten
May 10, 2024 8:08 am

KevinM

 May 10, 2024 3:27 am

LOL. And you are no Cat. More like a Sour Pussy.

Probably, It’s up to others to decide, I can’t judge myself objectively.
(“Look” or “So” warning!)

Look, I don’t care about your links to the convicted fellow, I just scroll, but I do object to your almost maniacal obsession about correcting perfectly valid expressions to your preferred form.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 10, 2024 9:45 am

Grape growers calling for government subsidies to pull out vines and switch to other ventures as a world-wide glut of wine sees prices plummet.

How many vine pull schemes will that make it? I remember them in South Australia.

Rabz
May 10, 2024 9:47 am

Pedro FitzSimians will grow his hair back and discard the red bonce hanky before Ten sees any money from Lehrmann

Ten not receiving a cent from Lehrmann is an excellent result.

Anyway, now for the next stages of the Bratneh blobathon, Linda “House Sized Bottomage” Reynolds’ defamation action against Hoggins and Shiraz and the ACT keystone cops’ defamation action against Dumbgeld.

Any others in the pipeline? A hearing in the National Anti-Corruption body given the cum conjuror’s findings that there was no cover up by the gliberals of the alleged rape?

Roger
Roger
May 10, 2024 9:49 am

Re the grape growers, they can’t blame the tariff war because Chinese consumption declined while that was in effect on account of their stalled economic growth and other woes.

Roger
Roger
May 10, 2024 9:52 am

How many vine pull schemes will that make it? I remember them in South Australia.

Back to the future!

shatterzzz
May 10, 2024 9:53 am

Bruce Lehrmann to learn legal bill for doomed defamation case against Ten and Lisa Wilkinson
Daily Mail.

The Mail online main claim to fame is “flogging dead horses” .. this story has been dun to death for the past week .. Lehrmann is broke and his lawyers were on a no win no pay deal so whatever Lee comes out with (short of producing Knickerless’ panties) meanz very little sensation-wize ….
Besides the Mail has moved on to episode 76 in the who & why of the Baja guessing game puzzle .. Lehrmann is soooooo yesterday’s fish & chip wrapper-uppa …….Duuuh!

Indolent
Indolent
May 10, 2024 9:58 am

Not sure if this has already been posted.

“Joe Biden’s supporters are effectively supporting terrorism and effectively celebrating what happened on October 7th”

Massive Support for Protests Reveals Not Just Soros

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shatterzzz
May 10, 2024 9:59 am

How many vine pull schemes will that make it? I remember them in South Australia.

Back to the future!

Never mind grapes .. what about apples? .. saw a pix on “reddit” yesterday of 1 000s of tonnes of apples being left to rot in paddocks cos no buyer interest ……….

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
May 10, 2024 10:02 am

I’ve been trying to work out why the painting by Ivan Aivazovsky is so authentic.
It’s the colour of the water as the waves churn the surface, mixing air and water together – I think.
Whatever, it’s my screen saver.

Rabz
May 10, 2024 10:03 am

Grape growers calling for government subsidies

Anyone suggested to these thorny handed sons of the soil that they learn to code?

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
May 10, 2024 10:05 am
BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
May 10, 2024 10:07 am

Some may have missed the address correction…
https://wentworthreport.com/australias-defence-fuel-supply/

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 10, 2024 10:14 am

Grape growers calling for government subsidies

Here’s the advice wheat farmers were given, the last time they called for subsidies to compete with the heavily subsidized U.S. growers.

“Get more efficient, cut your costs, learn to compete for markets, or get out of the industry and make room for someone who can compete.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 10, 2024 10:14 am

Flashback: RFK Jr. praised China’s ‘organ harvesting’ threats to meet climate goals

Yeah, he’s outing himself as a bog standard far-lefty.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Endorses Unrestricted Abortion ‘Even if it’s Full Term’ (9 May)

Rufus T Firefly
Rufus T Firefly
May 10, 2024 10:25 am

Interesting quote from General Zhukov* some years ago, on Victory Day in Russia.

“We saved Europe from the Nazi’s and they will never forgive us.”

  • Zhukov was the General who was in charge of the defence of Moscow in 1941 and was later in charge of the siege in Stalingrad, as well as the final offensive against the German homeland.
bons
bons
May 10, 2024 10:29 am

Bowen is a uniquely ugly man. Yes, both physically and spiritually.

I have often wondered what that bizarre face reminds me of.

A goldfish. One of those instances where physical characteristics and intellect match.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 10, 2024 10:32 am

Rufus T Firefly
 May 10, 2024 10:25 am
Interesting quote from General Zhukov* some years ago, on Victory Day in Russia.

“We saved Europe from the Nazi’s and they will never forgive us.”

The other Allies did help a lot as well and the USA was fighting in two theatres at the time. Europe and the Pacific. The Brits and the British Commonwealth Nations did their bit too. Australians/NZ/Canada/Sarf Efrica/India…………….

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
May 10, 2024 10:40 am

Curtis & Leroy bought a mule for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the mule the next day. The next morning the farmer drove up and said, “Sorry, fellows, I have some bad news, the mule died last night.”
Curtis & Leroy replied,”Well, then just give us our money back.” The farmer said,”Can’t do that. I went and spent it already.” They said, “OK then, just bring us the dead mule.” The farmer asked, “What in the world ya’ll gonna do with a dead mule?” Curtis said, “We gonna raffle him off.”
The farmer said, “You can’t raffle off a dead mule!” Leroy said, “We shore can! We don’t hafta tell nobody he’s dead!” A couple of weeks later, the farmer ran into Curtis & Leroy at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store and asked. “What’d you fellers ever do with that dead mule?”
They said,”We raffled him off like we said we wuz gonna do.” Leroy said,”We sold 500 tickets fer two dollars apiece and made a profit of $898.” The farmer said, “Didn’t anyone complain?” Curtis said, “Well, the feller who won got upset. So we gave him his two dollars back.”
Curtis and Leroy now work for the government. They’re overseeing the Bailout & Stimulus Programs.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 10, 2024 10:43 am

Never mind grapes .. what about apples? .. saw a pix on “reddit” yesterday of 1 000s of tonnes of apples being left to rot in paddocks cos no buyer interest ……….

Pigs love apples. Get some pigs for the Orchard.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 10, 2024 10:50 am

Sheesh bloody May and the wet won’t leave.

Central Queensland clouded over and Mackay got nearly 2″ last night. A good half inch of that made it inland.

Frank
Frank
May 10, 2024 10:54 am

Bowen is a uniquely ugly man.

The latest exemplar of failure has a phenotype. An angler fish would be my bet.

Frank
Frank
May 10, 2024 10:55 am

Bowen is a uniquely ugly man.

The latest exemplar of failure has a phenotype. An angler fish would be my bet.

shatterzzz
May 10, 2024 10:58 am

“Plenty Wrong” showing her true colours ..
No vote-herd consultation/referendum required …!
“It’s not a question of if we will recognise a Palestinian state, it is a question of when,”
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-05-10/wong-says-australia-still-considering-palestine-un-vote/103829356

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 10, 2024 10:59 am

There was no Pandemic in 2020 –

The Video is just under 9 minutes long –

https://twitter.com/davidkurten/status/1787730082754150437

Courtesy of MP at Jo Nova

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
May 10, 2024 11:04 am

How long will the Iranian man who fronted the High Court decides he isn’t gay any more?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 10, 2024 11:04 am

“We saved Europe from the Nazi’s and they will never forgive us.”

Before or after there was an alliance between the Soviet Union, and the self same Nazi’s?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 10, 2024 11:11 am

Muslim community wants ASIO boss Burgess sackedJoanna Panagopoulos

Representatives of the Australian Muslim community have called for the dismissal of the ASIO director Mike Burgess for comments that Sunni Islamic violent extremism poses the “greatest religiously motivated threat in Australia”.
In his annual threat assessment in Canberra in February, Mr Burgess said: “We have also observed an increase in rhetoric encouraging violence in response to the conflict. Hateful rhetoric has targeted Israel and the Jewish community, as well as Muslim and Palestinian communities. Sunni violent extremism poses the greatest religiously motivated violent extremist threat in Australia.”
The community representatives, headed by His Eminence the Grand Mufti of Australia, also demanded an inquiry into what led to the arrests of the seven teenagers on terrorism charges, including what led to the decision and who was involved.
“The definition of terrorism includes elements that require an assessment by law enforcement individuals in determination processes. These appraisals should be impartial and objective but these recent arrests demonstrate that these decisions have been influenced by religious affiliations alone,” Sheikh Wesam Charkawi said.
“It is unacceptable for senior government officials, including law renforcement to make inflammatory comments that further stigmatise and marginalise the muslim community. Such rhetoric only seeks to deepen existing divisions that perpetuate harmful stereotypes.
“It is absolutely imperative that the government and police law enforcement agencies enforce their prejudice approach towards the Muslim community.”

I can’t see that Burgess has done anything other then tell the truth.

132andBush
132andBush
May 10, 2024 11:25 am

Grape growers calling for government subsidies

Here’s the advice wheat farmers were given, the last time they called for subsidies to compete with the heavily subsidized U.S. growers.

“Get more efficient, cut your costs, learn to compete for markets, or get out of the industry and make room for someone who can compete.

My recently emigrated from the UK cousin is constantly amazed at how efficient farmers here are and how quickly new tech and methods are adopted and adapted when compared to the UK and Europe more broadly.

He specialises in precision ag tech and soil testing.

My one word reply was “subsidies”.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 10, 2024 11:26 am

It’s the Economy, Stooopid.

CNN interviews the Stunned Mullet from the White House – A not very long video –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edz6JqIMGh4

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 10, 2024 11:31 am

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
 May 10, 2024 11:04 am

“We saved Europe from the Nazi’s and they will never forgive us.”

?Before or after there was an alliance between the Soviet Union, and the self same Nazi’s?

Yes and they carved up Poland between them. What nice peoples (the Poles I mean). Not the other two.

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Black Ball
Black Ball
May 10, 2024 11:33 am

Yuuuge win for Albo! Hun:

Australia’s top court has dismissed a plea from an Iranian asylum seeker who has refused to return to his home country, a decision that will keep more than a hundred of immigration detainees behind bars.

The High Court handed down its ruling on Friday in the case of an Iranian detainee, known as ASF17, who has refused to return to Iran where he fears persecution because of his sexuality and religious faith.

It is understood up to 170 immigration detainees will not be released due to the landmark decision.

Friday’s ruling means the government will not be forced to release people from detention where they cannot be removed from Australia, even if their unwillingness to cooperate is a contributing factor.

Immigration Minister Andrew Giles said the government had “fought strongly to defend our position in the High Court.”

“We welcome today’s unanimous decision of the Court, which has found that individuals who are not cooperating with their own removal are able to remain in immigration detention until they are removed from Australia,” Mr Giles said.

“Community safety continues to be our highest priority and we will continue to take all necessary steps to keep Australians as safe as possible.”

The case was heard following a landmark High Court ruling in November that found indefinite detention to be unlawful.

The NZYQ case triggered the release of about 150 non-citizens into the community, including those who had been convicted of serious crimes such as murder and rape.

Labor tried and failed to ram through legislation to attempt to jail detainees who resist deportation at least one year ahead of Friday’s court decision.

The Bill was sent to a Senate inquiry earlier this week which supported the passage of the contentious laws, which could see visa applications from countries that do not accept citizens being involuntarily returned, such as Iran, Iraq and South Sudan, be blocked by the Immigration Minister.

Friday’s ruling also follows a political firestorm over why a former detainee charged with his alleged involvement in a violent Perth home invasion had his ankle monitoring bracelet removed after advice from a community protection board.

Ninette Simons, 73, and her 76-year-old husband Philip were victims of a home invasion after three men allegedly conned their way into her Perth home by pretending to be police officers.

Police allege Mr Simons was tied up and his wife was physically assaulted before $200,000 worth of jewellery was stolen from their home.

Speaking in Canberra ahead of Friday’s decision, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese argued the government should have the capacity to deport people who had “no right” to remain in Australia.

“They’ve exhausted their legal processes, they’ve been found not to have any right to stay here, they shouldn’t be just allowed to self-nominate in staying here,” Mr Albanese said.

“These are not people who have been found to be refugees, indeed the opposite is the case, they should not be just allowed to stay here.”

Now what of the others that are roaming free? Piss them off too.

Ceres
Ceres
May 10, 2024 11:36 am

“Muslim community wants ASIO boss Burgess sacked”.
Bit by bit as their numbers increase in Western countries, so do their demands. Until one day your country is unrecognisable and the oblivious brigade ask, how on earth did it happen?
Well on our way in Oz as Councils and electorates have islamic reps and Labor kowtow to their demands and more and more pour in to the country.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 10, 2024 11:39 am

Fun fact.
Less than half the Muslims in Australia recognise the “The Grand Mufti”.
At least that was the case a couple of years back.
It would be like saying the head of the Uniting Church was the “top” Christian in Australia.
Demonstrates how poorly read most the corporate media are.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 10, 2024 11:43 am

Must be the first time I’ve heard Burgess say something that’s right. Amazing

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 10, 2024 11:44 am

We sure can breed ’em here.

Should we fight climate change by re-engineering life itself? (Phys.org, 9 May)

What if we could harness the power of living organisms to help rein in climate change? The field of “engineering biology,” which uses genetic technology to engineer biological tools for solving specific problems, may be able to help.

Perhaps the most dramatic success to date of this nascent field is the mRNA vaccines that helped us weather the COVID pandemic. But engineering biology has enormous potential not only to help us adapt to climate change, but also to limit warming.

We’re in a full-on hot mess zone here. A nothingburger pandemic, a bunch of toxic vaccines which didn’t fix the not-pandemic, plus oodles and oodles of climate fairies. Here’s who they are:

Jonathan Symons

Macquarie School of Social Sciences, Macquarie University

Jacqueline Dalziell

Lecturer of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Sydney

Thom Dixon

PhD Candidate, International Relations, Macquarie University

Whoa there are just so many drones in our university system. Rabz Macquarie Uni now! But please bulldoze my old uni, UniSyd, first. Not only are they off the planet climate zombies but full-on antisemites too.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 10, 2024 11:46 am

Censored by eSafety

13 minutes ago
1. Before Israel, there was a British mandate, not a Palestinian state.
2. Before the British Mandate, there was the Ottoman Empire, not a Palestinian state.
3. Before the Ottoman Empire, there was the Islamic state of the Mamluks of Egypt, not a Palestinian state.
4. Before the Islamic state of the Mamluks of Egypt, there was the Ayubid Arab-Kurdish Empire, not a Palestinian state.
5. Before the Ayubid Empire, there was the Frankish and Christian Kingdom of Jerusalem, not a Palestinian state.
6. Before the Kingdom of Jerusalem, there was the Umayyad and Fatimid empires, not a Palestinian state.
7. Before the Umayyad and Fatimid empires, there was the Byzantine Empire, not a Palestinian state.
8. Before the Byzantine Empire, there were the Sassanids, not a Palestinian state.
9. Before the Sassanid Empire, there was the Byzantine Empire, not a Palestinian state.
10. Before the Byzantine Empire, there was the Roman Empire, not a Palestinian state.
11. Before the Roman Empire, there was the Hasmonean state, not a Palestinian state.
12. Before the Hasmonean state, there was the Seleucid, not a Palestinian state.
13. Before the Seleucid empire, there was the empire of Alexander the Great, not a Palestinian state.
14. Before the empire of Alexander the Great, there was the Persian empire, not a Palestinian state.
15. Before the Persian Empire, there was the Babylonian Empire, not a Palestinian state.
16. Before the Babylonian Empire, there were the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah, not a Palestinian state.
17. Before the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah, there was the Kingdom of Israel, not a Palestinian state.
18. Before the kingdom of Israel, there was the theocracy of the twelve tribes of Israel, not a Palestinian state.
19. Before the theocracy of the twelve tribes of Israel, there was an agglomeration of independent Canaanite city-kingdoms, not a Palestinian state.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 10, 2024 11:53 am

Actually, in this piece of land there has been everything, EXCEPT a Palestinian State……….

KevinM
KevinM
May 10, 2024 11:54 am

Ceres
May 10, 2024 11:36 am

“Muslim community wants ASIO boss Burgess sacked”.

Bit by bit as their numbers increase in Western countries, so do their demands. Until one day your country is unrecognisable and the oblivious brigade ask, how on earth did it happen?

The answer to that is complex, those who make the decisions to import them are, IMHO under orders. We, the punters never had a say in it.

Another is apathy, if a suburb is taken over by a mob not interested in integration then the original inhabitants move out, giving way for more of the same to move in.
Of course I can’t blame them, what can you do?

Those in power don’t live near or get in contact with them apart from some festivity or celebration for photo opportunity.

In short we are stuffed.

KevinM
KevinM
May 10, 2024 12:14 pm

dover0beach
May 10, 2024 12:02 pm

LOL. You are the boss, you are entitled to shout down at us serfs.

cohenite
May 10, 2024 12:16 pm

Ceres
 May 10, 2024 11:36 am

“Muslim community wants ASIO boss Burgess sacked”.
Bit by bit as their numbers increase in Western countries, so do their demands. Until one day your country is unrecognisable and the oblivious brigade ask, how on earth did it happen?
Well on our way in Oz as Councils and electorates have islamic reps and Labor kowtow to their demands and more and more pour in to the country.

Many Western nations show this; Sweden is a textbook example:

Sweden Shaken by Crisis of Violence | Power Line (powerlineblog.com)

A good article which does not even mention the word islam. Peter Hammond showed how islam infiltrates and progressively suborns its host as its numbers increase:

How Islam progressively takes over countries | God Reports

The alp is introducing muslims into Australia for politic purposes since muslims potentially determine victory in 20 federal seats held by the alp.

Muslim Votes Matter

Roger
Roger
May 10, 2024 12:18 pm

“Muslim community wants ASIO boss Burgess sacked”.

Well, they’re directing our ME foreign policy; I suppose they thought it worth trying.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
May 10, 2024 12:19 pm

Looks like the Mufti is just obeying the command to “Shoot the messenger, wherever ye may find them”.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 10, 2024 12:21 pm

Can any of the bush lawyers on this blog help out? If the United Nations does recognise a Palestinian State, does this mean the Israelis can invade the place, and dictate the terms of the surrender?

Roger
Roger
May 10, 2024 12:23 pm

Speaking in Canberra ahead of Friday’s decision, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese argued the government should have the capacity to deport people who had “no right” to remain in Australia.

It would appear the focus groups are being frank in their views.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 10, 2024 12:25 pm

Oh, goody. The Queensland cops have approved the Permission to Acquire for my new rifle.

cohenite
May 10, 2024 12:31 pm

Eyrie
 May 10, 2024 12:25 pm

Oh, goody. The Queensland cops have approved the Permission to Acquire for my new rifle.

Is it this which is only available in QLD:

Ruger® PC Charger™ Centerfire Pistol Models

Pogria
Pogria
May 10, 2024 12:32 pm
Lysander
Lysander
May 10, 2024 12:36 pm

Can any of the bush lawyers on this blog help out? If the United Nations does recognise a Palestinian State, does this mean the Israelis can invade the place, and dictate the terms of the surrender?

Mmmm tasty.

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 10, 2024 12:38 pm

Rita Panahi:

A long list of politicians and bureaucrats, including former premier Dan Andrews and former PM Scott Morrison, need to start apologising for how wrong they were about the safety and effectiveness of Covid jabs after AstraZeneca withdrew its vaccine globally, admitting it could cause dangerous side effects including in rare cases fatal blood clots.

Not long ago if you said anything about Covid vaccine injuries or questioned the efficacy of the jabs, you’d be called a conspiracy theorist, falsely labelled an anti-vaxxer and likely banned from social media.

If you opposed coronavirus mandates or questioned the wisdom of coercing young, healthy people to get a Covid “vaccine” – that is in many critical ways different to a traditional vaccine – they didn’t need, then you were attacked as a dangerous spreader of disinformation even if you were a leading expert in the field such as Stanford University Professor of Medicine Jay Bhattacharya

Among those who were cancelled by social media and defamed by the mainstream media was former NY Times reporter Alex Berenson. His big crime was saying Covid jabs wouldn’t, as promised, stop infection.

This tweet, which saw him permanently banned from Twitter (now X) for violations of “Covid-19 misinformation rules”, was posted in August 2021: “It doesn’t stop infection. Or transmission. Don’t think of it as a vaccine. Think of it – at best – as a therapeutic with a limited window of efficiency and terrible side effect profile that must be dosed IN ADVANCE OF ILLNESS. And we want to mandate it? Insanity.”

He was 100 per cent right.

In Victoria we enforced policies that coerced healthy kids as young as 13, who had no reason to fear a Covid infection, to be double-jabbed or banned from shops, sports and almost every facet of life other than school.

The few of us who objected to this insane overreach in 2021 were maligned as reckless, dangerous and worse. To ensure bureaucrats and politicians don’t repeat the mistakes of the Covid era we need a Royal Commission into the country’s Covid response.

Good luck with the Royal Commission.

Pogria
Pogria
May 10, 2024 12:39 pm
Eyrie
Eyrie
May 10, 2024 12:42 pm

To ensure bureaucrats and politicians don’t repeat the mistakes of the Covid era we need a Royal Commission into the country’s Covid response.

I’d prefer HoP time for them.

Roger
Roger
May 10, 2024 12:47 pm

To ensure bureaucrats and politicians don’t repeat the mistakes of the Covid era we need a Royal Commission into the country’s Covid response.

Let’s not forget the role of the academic “experts” (principally the epidemiologists) in this. To a significant extent they drove the panic with misinformation about the way the virus spread and then the efficacy and safety of the vaccines. And then there were the GPs…

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Pogria
Pogria
May 10, 2024 12:48 pm

re, Black Ball’s Rita Panahi post.
There was a Cat commenter who’s wife refused his advice and went ahead with stabbing the kids.
I can’t remember who it was but, if you are still around, how are they?
I sincerely hope everyone is okay.

Roger
Roger
May 10, 2024 12:53 pm

In regard to the epidemiologists, a subject for inquiry would be how many of them were acting outside their scope of expertise with their advice?

cohenite
May 10, 2024 12:55 pm

The fact checkers fact check the slut’s letter admitting she did have sex with Trump and say even though the letter is real stormy now says she lied when she signed it therefore she did have sex with Trump;

Stormy Daniels Said 2018 Letter Denying She Had Sex With Trump Is a ‘Lie’ – FactCheck.org

It’s a big call but this case, of all the corrupt cases against Trump, takes the cake for sheer unadulterated bullshit.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 10, 2024 1:00 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
 May 10, 2024 12:21 pm

Can any of the bush lawyers on this blog help out? If the United Nations does recognise a Palestinian State, does this mean the Israelis can invade the place, and dictate the terms of the surrender?

The UN General Assembly voted on the Partition Plan in 1947. Israel and Palestine.

Is the UN now going to recognise again what it did in 1947?

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The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
May 10, 2024 1:06 pm

Well on our way in Oz as Councils and electorates have islamic reps and Labor kowtow to their demands and more and more pour in to the country”

I reckon contraceptive sales in the Muslim community is basically zero. They’re fighting the same war that has been fought forever. Our idiots think we live in a post conflict world.

shatterzzz
May 10, 2024 1:20 pm

Another is apathy, if a suburb is taken over by a mob not interested in integration then the original inhabitants move out, giving way for more of the same to move in.

Way back in the early 1980s one of my ex wife’s sister’s & hubby bought a new 3 bedroom unit in Cabramatta, they’d not long been married and their car repair business was just starting to show potential ..
Anywayz this coincided with the Vietcong “invasion” of the suburb and they were offered twice what they’d payed .. took it, packed up and bought a McMansion in Cranebrook .. Their Cranebrook place is now worth $2/3 million .. the unit is now in a neglected looking block in a decaying street …..

Kneel
Kneel
May 10, 2024 1:28 pm

“Let’s not forget the role of the academic “experts” (principally the epidemiologists) in this. To a significant extent they drove the panic with misinformation about the way the virus spread and then the efficacy and safety of the vaccines. And then there were the GPs…”

Everything about the COVID debacle was done wrong:

  • instead of trying to calm the citizenry down as was the case for every epidemic and pandemic before COVID, pollies and MSM created more panic
  • instead of allowing both sides to be heard, one side was brutally repressed
  • the existing “plan” for such a pandemic, created when there wasn’t one on-going, and therefore carefully and (one hopes) thoughtfully gone through step by step with every possible action and reaction judged, and which presumably cost millions of dollars to create, was tossed into the bin and policy was made “on the fly”
  • instead of allowing each person to choose their own acceptable risk, people were “locked down” without any evidence that they were contagious.
  • instead of going through the full and normal approval process, the vaxes were “rushed” through and for this country given a never before seen “provisional” approval
  • the vaxes were purchased “sight unseen”, with no efficacy or risk assessments for the scale they were deployed at
  • instead of allowing free choice, people were coerced into taking a vax using a platform (mRNA) never before in history deployed at any scale
  • once the vax was available, those of us deemed “essential” – and so who continued to go to work as normal during the lockdowns in order to keep the rest of the populace alive with essentials like food, water, comms etc- were suddenly no longer “essential” at all, and HAD to be vaxed or they couldn’t continue working as they had before.

Yes Cats, your (and mine) human rights – as explicitly signed up to by Australia – were violated. Cruelly and repeatedly. For, as it turns out, no significant benefit (except to big pharma and big retail).
The perpetrators knew, or should have reasonably been expected to know, that none of the above was ever a good idea, but they did it anyway. And worst of all, the MSM, that self-appointed guardian of political over-reach, not only failed to hold them to account for each and every one of those failures, they cheered the bastards on and said what good chaps they were, saving all your lives.

Dastardly cruel and immoral bastards, or rabidly stupid and incompetent fools – and either way, they deserve to be put in stocks and have rotten fruit and veg thrown at them at the very least.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 10, 2024 1:29 pm

The Gospel According to Javier Milei

?THE WEST is in danger. It is in danger because its leaders long ago moved away from the ideas of freedom. Ideas that made the West the most important civilizational achievement in the history of mankind. And instead of defending the ideas that generated the prosperity that everyone here enjoys, they listen to siren songs that lead inexorably to socialism, and consequently to poverty.

In some sense, we Argentines are prophets of an apocalyptic future, which we have already lived. All those discussions of today, based on supposedly well thought out desires of wanting to help our fellow man, based on an erroneous idea about the nature and function of the State, sustained by economic theories that have been long refuted by data and empirical evidence, we Argentines lived them 100 years ago, and unfortunately applying those ideas have led us to ruin.

https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2024/05/the-gospel-according-to-javier-milei/

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johnjjj
johnjjj
May 10, 2024 1:36 pm

feelthebern
May 10, 2024 11:39 am
Fun fact.
Less than half the Muslims in Australia recognise the “The Grand Mufti”.

Yep, they should ask the Shia what they think of Sunni extremism.

Zippster
Zippster
May 10, 2024 1:37 pm
cohenite
May 10, 2024 1:39 pm

More evidence demorat women look like horse’s arses:

Judge Aileen Cannon is preparing to unseal motions filed by Trump related to the Mar-a-Lago raid and Obama judge Beryl Howell’s unlawful order that pieced Trump’s attorney-client privilege.

Compare the photos of the 2 judges:

Incoming… Judge Cannon to Unseal Documents Related to Mar-a-Lago Raid | The Gateway Pundit | by Cristina Laila

KevinM
KevinM
May 10, 2024 1:41 pm

shatterzzz
May 10, 2024 1:20 pm

Anywayz this coincided with the Vietcong “invasion” of the suburb and they were offered twice what they’d payed .. took it, packed up and bought a McMansion in Cranebrook .. Their Cranebrook place is now worth $2/3 million .. the unit is now in a neglected looking block in a decaying street ….

Appreciate your response but can’t see the relevance.

Are you saying that your relatives benefited from the influx of migrants?
Good for them.

Or that in the end the migrants lost out because the value in that suburb has gone to shyte?

Bit confused here, as that suburb is still has lost its original inhabitants and became an enclave of the same ethnicity.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 10, 2024 1:44 pm

‘Jealousy of WA’s economy at an all time high’Paul Garvey

Western Australia treasurer Rita Saffioti has accused her state counterparts of envy amid ongoing scrutiny of the GST floor that has pumped billions of extra dollars into Australia’s richest state.
Speaking at a breakfast in Perth on Friday, a day after handing down her first budget as treasurer, Ms Saffioti said WA’s economic performance – which has now included eight consecutive years of budget operating surpluses – meant the state was “respected but not liked” by other states.
“Jealousy is at an all-time high,” she said.
“They should all be grateful for the role Western Australia is playing in the national economic performance and supporting their finances but it doesn’t seem to be the case.”
She noted that Victorian treasurer Tim Pallas had described WA’s contribution to the GST as “limited” when he handed down the state’s budget earlier this week.
But Ms Saffioti said that even with the floor in GST distributions, which guarantees Western Australia retains at least 75c of every dollar of GST it generates, the state would pump significant sums to other states in the coming years.
“Over the next five years, even with the 75 per cent floor, we will distribute $13 billion of our population’s share of GST to the other states,” she said.
“As one of my favourite Warner Brothers cartoons, Foghorn Leghorn says, ‘that’s mathematics son. You can argue with me, but you can’t argue with the figures’.”
WA’s higher share of GST revenues has come at the same time as it enjoyed consecutive years of record high iron ore royalties. Those two sources of income drove the state to announce a $3.2 billion operating surplus on Thursday.
Without the floor in the GST, WA’s booming iron ore royalties would have meant the state would have retained just 11c of every dollar of GST revenue it generates.

Western Australia, bailing out the mendicant States, that don’t want to mine their minerals….

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