Open Thread – Thurs 9 May 2024


The Shipwreck on Black Sea, Ivan Aivazovsky, 1873

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Kneel
Kneel
May 10, 2024 1:58 pm

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

A difficult call indeed!

NY: even Democrat leaning lawyers are asking what the crime was and what relevance Trumps preferred sexual position has to a bookkeeping charge, never mind the unfairness of asserting that DJT cannot even respond to disparaging public comments made by potential witnesses.

GA: the prosecutor looks set to at the very least be removed from the case (essentially “re-setting” the whole deal) and at worst facing charges herself, and perhaps even open to being personally sued for wrongful prosecution of at least 18 individuals

FL: the prosecution has admitted to evidence tampering, which by the “fruit of the poisoned tree” doctrine means they likely don’t have any admissible evidence left.

I sincerely hope DJT wins and then uses the precedents set in the cases against him against the entire set of democrat pollies and deep staters. Not because I think it’s the right thing to do, but because they need to learn that rules and norms exist for a reason, and you will reap what you sow. Best would be to have them indicted, put on trial to expose their malfeasance, and then for Trump to pardon them near the conclusion of said trials, with the comment that the pardon is made because such political prosecutions should no longer be entertained by either side, and this is an end to the matter.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 10, 2024 2:09 pm

Jay was right.
On pretty much everything.

Vicki
Vicki
May 10, 2024 2:17 pm

Courtesy of Old Ozzie, from another site:

Former PM Tony Abbott launches a blistering rebuke of COVID-19 pandemic leaders after bombshell pandemic report

Former prime minister Tony Abbott in a scathing rebuke has said state and territory leaders’ overreach during the COVID-19 pandemic eroded Australia’s democracy.

Former prime minister Tony Abbott has backed fresh criticism of Daniel Andrews and other COVID-era leaders, claiming the premiers’ overreach eroded Australia’s democracy.
The former Victorian premier and other state and territory leaders have landed in hot water for adopting health decisions during the pandemic which were not backed by medical advice, according to former federal health minister Greg Hunt’s submission in the federal government’s inquiry into COVID-19.

Now, Mr Abbott has expressed fresh disapproval of COVID-19 era leaders, saying “the policy to deal with COVID-19 turned out to be far worse than the disease itself”.

“When you go back and look at this honestly and dispassionately, you’d have to say that the first mistake that governments made was throwing out the carefully prepared pandemic plans that we all had in panic in early March 2020, because of the dire photographs coming out of overwhelmed Italian hospitals,” he said.

Mr Abbott said there was “no doubt” government’s “ceased being a democracy and became a kind of a doctocracy” at the time.
Victoria implemented stringent curfews, a 5 kilometre radius, as well as the state’s choice not to use ADF personnel at hotel quarantine facilities.
The state of emergency in Victoria was extended for four additional weeks in April, a move the government claimed help slow the spread of coronavirus and save lives.
Residents and businesses who did not follow COVID-19 restrictions were subject to on-the-spot fines from Victoria Police who were granted additional powers.

Victoria’s tough measures were backed by advice from former state health minister Jenny Mikakos and then chief health officer professor Brett Sutton.

In his submission, Mr Hunt said despite references to “medical advice”, some decisions made by the then Victorian premier lacked such advice from the Commonwealth and chief health medical officers.
“And my fear is that without a fair dinkum Royal Commission type inquiry into the whole response to COVID. Next time a pandemic happens, and it will, we’ll take the over the top response to this one, as the model for all future actions,” Mr Abbott said. 
?
“But the last thing we want to be is locked up, for several years, again, in response to a disease that turned out to be relatively mild.”

Cassie of Sydney
May 10, 2024 2:18 pm

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

Indeed, the Shia and Shia offshoot sects such as the Alawites, Druze and Ismaili have long been on the receiving end of Sunni extremism and violence. They don’t like each other.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
May 10, 2024 2:21 pm

Good luck with the Royal Commission.

Spud should, if he gets in, make the most of a Royal Commission into government malfeasance and misfeasance during the coof pantomime.

Disgrace all the pollies who leapt in the bandwagon and trampled on our rights and on commonsense while they sought political gain. That means all of Labor (who do not tolerate dissent), the Greens (to whom the idea of freedom is like colour to a blind person – they can hear how people talk about it but have no idea what they are talking about), and the wet Libs.

The thwarting of Abbott’s Warringah Motion, which would have freed branches to choose their members, was a disaster.

shatterzzz
May 10, 2024 2:29 pm

AND .. cos I’m having one of my, bloody, looooooooooong dayz an addition to the ME, ME, ME file ……….!

Having lotza free time being an OAP who. cos quacks, is now spending too much time at home & on the net I drift onto EBay quite a lot .. not too buy but just out of the curiosity of being a “born” collector ..
I’m getting quite amazed at how much I could be worth, on paper, going off Ebay offerings & sales …. setting aside my stamp collection(s) as the only way to sell them would be by break-up and far too much time & effort with individual listings for the plethora of various themes .. we’re talking 23 full albums not counting full Oz pre & decimals collections, pre is a mix of used & mint , decimal is all mint ……..
 But the Oz coin collection(s) seem to go gang-busters, lotza $2 coloured sets, individuals & a full collection .. same applies $1s, 50cents & 20 cents … I’ve got ‘em all ..
 Then there is my “Dad, why don’t you get rid of all those silly-old-ornaments” collection .. This from adult kids who have no idea what DELFT is or its worth .. duuh!
Disney & Looney Tunes plastic mugs ( 80 different), apparently still being chased after ..
Unfortunately, due to Oz Post prices the market has fallen away when it comes to books so my military collections (Napoleon, US Civil War, WW2 and Ancient World miscellany) are more op-shop bound than any likely dollars recouping …….
But in the end, for the 1st time in my life (76) I am, actually, well off .. by my standards, not anywhere near what my kids have but for a country bumkin from a pit village in County Durham way beyond what I ever expected ..
Mind, mostly due to doing bugger-all when it comes to money over the last few years .. The OAP goes into the bank and other than basic living expenses + grandees-doting it ends up in my back garden “safe” .. soooo I have no need or inclination to sell ..
but it’s nice to know I am/or wuz pretty good at pickin’ stuff up …… LOL!
 

Vicki
Vicki
May 10, 2024 2:31 pm

Now – re Abbott & Hunt’s comments:

Firstly, Greg Hunt is attempting to cover his ar-e. After all, he was the Health Minister who actually endorsed the mRNA vaccines. And what is this s–t about governments not seeking medical advice????? They DID, but it proved the WRONG advice. They certainly did not rebuke or deny the actual copious medical “advice” that came from all sorts of medical advisers – state, c’wealth, universities etc etc. And they damn well didn’t heed the contrary advice of many many retired senior practitioners ( eg Emeritus Prof. of Immunology and Dr. Phillip Altman, a doctor of pharmacology with 40 years experience – including clinical drug trials for our TGA) who were aghast at the adoption of novel vaccines without sufficient clinical trials.

Correct me if I am wrong – but, although Tony Abbott’s comments are very welcome now, I don’t recall his opposition to the policies at the time. Did he appear at the famous rally in Canberra amongst all those families & average Aussies????

Having said that …. I do understand the fear at the time…. it wasn’t easy to go against the trend and so many senior officials, let alone family & friends. So, I am happy to see the mea culpas. But the bitterness lingers……

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Top Ender
Top Ender
May 10, 2024 2:33 pm

The French nobility regarded the peasantry as less than fully human

Reminds me of a movie we watched recently – Lady Jane – about the life of Lady Jane Grey, who lasted nine days as queen after Edward her brother died.

Mary – the eldest daughter of Henry VIII – won out instead.

Attracted to the movie on the basis of the cast, which included Helena Bonham Carter in the lead. Unfortunately the scriptwriter got away with depicting Jane and her husband Guilford as being interested in giving the peasantry more rights, giving women a better place in society etc etc.

At one stage G declares:”I want a world where men are not branded or sent into slavery because they can’t grow the food they need to eat!” 

Turned it off at that point. Jane liked to pray a lot and was very intelligent, but the the thought of giving those slaving in the fields a better deal would hardly have crossed their minds.

The Children of Henry VIII by Alison Weir, gives a better insight.

JC
JC
May 10, 2024 2:34 pm

Cronkite, as a world renowned jurist, you’d probably be able to explain it. Why would that cockroach, Jack Smith, allow so many important loose ends and huge gaps on his side with respect to the evidence etc. Then there was the obvious lying. This sounds like amateur hour.

Rabz
May 10, 2024 2:37 pm

Disgrace all the pollies who leapt in the bandwagon and trampled on our rights and on commonsense while they sought political gain

Before gifting them all a starring role in some long overdue HOP Time.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 10, 2024 2:39 pm

No winners’ in defamation case: Justice Lee
Ellie Dudley
Federal Court judge Michael Lee says there are “no real winners” in Bruce Lehrmann’s defamation case against Network Ten and Lisa Wilkinson, as he criticised the broadcaster for advancing “an assertion that they won the litigation” in the aftermath of the judgment.
Justice Lee is delivering a costs judgment and determining who will foot the bill for the reported $10 million associated with the landmark case.
“Although the respondents legally justified the imputation of rape, their conduct was not justifiable in any broader sense,” Justice Lee said on Friday afternoon.
He criticised the “credulous” approach of The Project team in “readily” believing Brittany Higgins’ rape allegations, as communicated to them by her partner, David Sharaz.
Justice Lee said last month he had reached a “level of satisfaction” that costs would be awarded in Ten’s favour, but has not yet revealed the amount.
Network Ten’s failed qualified privilege defence will not impact its ability to claim costs, Justice Lee says.
While Mr Lehrmann had argued the broadcaster’s inability to prove it had acted reasonably in its interview with Ms Higgins on The Project should reduce the proportion of costs it is ordered, Justice Lee disagreed.
“I’ve concluded the issues of the statutory qualified privilege defence were not sufficiently severable from other aspects of the case such as to make it appropriate to deprive Network Ten of its costs of this aspect of the proceeding entirely,” he said.

Cassie of Sydney
May 10, 2024 2:45 pm

The Children of Henry VIII by Alison Weir, gives a better insight.”

Agree…..it’s a very good book, worth reading.

Well, get a load of this shit, I think you’ll find the film ‘Lady Jane’, with Helena Bonham Carter, is a masterpiece of historical accuracy compared to the latest drivel that has just been made in the UK. Don’t laugh but they’ve just done a series on Lady Jane Grey called ‘My Lady Jane’….and of course, Lady Jane’s cousin, the young tuberculosis plagued king, Edward VI, only son of Henry VIII by his third wife Jane Seymour, brother to ‘Bloody Mary and Elizabeth I, is being played by a black actor.

Who knew that the UK had so many black people back in the 1530s and 1540s? The Tudors were black? The Seymour family was black? I don’t think so. I’m sorry, but I refuse to watch such grotesque garbage. Everything is being blackwashed.

Makka
Makka
May 10, 2024 2:46 pm

Spud should, if he gets in, make the most of a Royal Commission into government

Our cowardly Govt under Scummo with Dutton in cabinet established the National Cabinet that was either fully behind or silent during the covid tyranny. That Govt bank rolled all the benefits , policies that the states imposed and ruined tens of thousands of businesses and lives across my state – Vic.

Not one fkg word of criticism from Scummo or Dutton as they signed off on all the restrictions. Including using the ADF to enforce the lockdowns.

Any RC into that treasonous period would explode right back at the supine SFL’s. Less than zero chance of it happening.

Natural Instinct
Natural Instinct
May 10, 2024 2:48 pm

That the Judge did not say at the end – now let’s take a break for 10 mins so the room occupants and documents can be reorganised, and the video ended – kind of makes him out to be super important and his time is oh so valuable that he cannot waste a second before jumping into the next case.

Figures
Figures
May 10, 2024 2:49 pm

What an absolute ****wit this Justice Lee is.

He criticises Channel 10 for blindly believing Higgins’ nonsensical story but the one and only reason he found that Lehrmann was a rapist was because Higgins was, apparently, super-duper credible.

I’ll repeat. No judge in Australia complained about the lockdowns or forced vaccines – betraying literally 800 years of post-Magna Carta jurisprudence (forced vaccination is a form of extra-judicial punishment).

They’re all a bunch of cowards.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 10, 2024 2:49 pm

Who knew that the UK had so many black people back in the 1530s and 1540s? The Tudors were black? 

It was all that soot in the air from the Coal Fired Electrickery Power Stations and home coal fires and the lack of soap and water.

Pollution yer’ know.

Top Ender
Top Ender
May 10, 2024 2:51 pm

A Darwin edition of Monopoly is set to hit shelves, with a team of board makers consulting locals to determine what locations will feature in the game.

On Tuesday, the company behind the development, Winning Moves, announced work was underway to piece together a localised version of the popular trading game.

Winning Moves representative Jaime-Lee de Niet said the idea to feature Darwin had been floated “for years”.

“Between its vast history, diverse culture and breathtaking scenery, Darwin is such a special part of Australia,” she said.

“We’ve been wanting to create a custom Darwin board for years and are thrilled the time has finally come to honour all that’s iconic about the region.”

NT News

My comments under the article, still in moderation:

“Go to jail” squares on every corner?

How about a Chance card that gives you a bottle of wine at the same price as one down south?

Or another one that says “You have constant shocking headaches. Fly to Adelaide and stay there at own hotel expense to see a neurologist.”

Or another that says: “Your house has been broken into. The police know who did it as they have fingerprints. The court case will take two years to happen, and then the offenders will be given a $100 fine which they won’t pay, and which nothing will be done about. You get nothing.”

Cassie of Sydney
May 10, 2024 2:55 pm

No winners’ in defamation case

Justice Lee go that right.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 10, 2024 2:55 pm

Lehrmann to pay 90 per cent of Ten’s fees
Federal Court judge Michael Lee has granted a costs order in Network 10’s favour in its landmark defamation case against Bruce Lehrmann.
Justice Lee has ruled the network can recover costs from Mr Lehrmann on an indemnity basis – covering about 90 per cent of its legal bill – in relation to its truth defence, and on an ordinary or party-party basis – about 70 per cent of its legal bill – in relation to the qualified privilege defence.
“On balance, the appropriate exercise of discretion is to make an award that Network Ten recover its costs against Mr Lehrmann on an indemnity basis, except for costs incurred in relation to the statutory qualified privilege defence, which will be recoverable, save for the costs of the affidavits, to which I referred on an ordinary or party-party,” he said.
He made an award in the same terms for Lisa Wilkinson.

Cassie of Sydney
May 10, 2024 3:01 pm

So, I am happy to see the mea culpas. But the bitterness lingers……

I agree, Vicki. However, to be fair to Tony Abbott, remember that he was the subject of several malicious complaints during Covid, one time involving that unlamented Skank from Scotland Island, who reported him to the police for being maskless, another time was when he was dobbed into the police for the crime of being without a mask at Manly Beach. He had to pay a fine the second time.

As for Greg Hunt, spare me his chutzpah. He had a responsibility to speak out during the Covid insanity, instead he, like Scumbag, stayed silent.

JC
JC
May 10, 2024 3:04 pm

Peter Navarro was one of Trump’s economic/political advisors.

He’s still in jail for contempt of Congress because he refused to accept a subpoena to testify. He argued he executive privilege.

Dementia’s crack addict son also refused to testify and nothing happened.

Just freaking unreal.

If there is a just God, several hundred demonrats should be facing extended jail sentences with parole after 25 years. That includes dementia and the rest of the crime family.

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Johnny Rotten
May 10, 2024 3:12 pm

Top Ender
 May 10, 2024 2:51 pm

A Darwin edition of Monopoly is set to hit shelves, with a team of board makers consulting locals to determine what locations will feature in the game.

Darwin Docks already leased by the CCP
Darwin Prison(s)
Any Aboriginal Sacred Site
NT Guv’ment House
Any Cop Shop
Darwin Railway Station
Darwin Water Works
The nearest RAAF Airfield
Darwin Wind Towers
Darwin Solar Farm

The List could be endless.

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shatterzzz
May 10, 2024 3:14 pm

Who knew that the UK had so many black people back in the 1530s and 1540s? The Tudors were black?

Watching a, new-ish, middle ages (Henry V111) “who dun it” SHARDLAKE the other night and and the “big boss” of a prominent monastery was “blek” .. I’d very much doubt that any “bleks’ in 16th century England held any high rank positions of any sort ..
Other than that the mini series was overlong & bland 4/10 … not recommended ..

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt27390563/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Figures
Figures
May 10, 2024 3:16 pm

Words can’t describe how horrible Lee is.

He previously said he would barely have given Lehrmann a red cent even if he found that he never raped Higgins. Only the reputations of important people matter to Lee. It doesn’t bother him in the slightest if little people can never get employment again or are abused in the street. Only judges, politicians and celebrities need worry about their reputation – everyone else is pondscum according to Lee.

He isn’t in the slightest bit bothered at the idea of a media organisation with hundreds of millions of dollars backing it, destroying the life of a mere pleb. Lee has spent the last month speaking power to truth and he revelled in it.

shatterzzz
May 10, 2024 3:20 pm

Any RC into that treasonous period would explode right back at the supine SFL’s. Less than zero chance of it happening.

Any RC into BAT FLU will be like ALL RCs .. strictly written guidelines to ensure the gummints, state & Federal, get a “free” pass ………!

cohenite
May 10, 2024 3:29 pm

JC
 May 10, 2024 2:34 pm

Cronkite, as a world renowned jurist, you’d probably be able to explain it. Why would that cockroach, Jack Smith, allow so many important loose ends and huge gaps on his side with respect to the evidence etc. Then there was the obvious lying. This sounds like amateur hour.

I posted earlier about he Mar-a-Lago judge who in the 4 trials is the only one worth feeding. The fact that she is in Florida with the strongest GOP Gov also helps. Jack like all the other prosecutors is as cunning as a shit house rat and as dumb as a dog turd.

Compare Judge Cannon with her demorat predecessor:

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

Cassie of Sydney
May 10, 2024 3:31 pm

How does Bruce Lehrmann pay costs when he has no dosh?

It appears that Craig McLachlan, back in early 2022, did the prudent thing in dropping his defamation case against Nine and the ABC.

So, Justice Lee prefaces his costs judgment today by stating that there are no winners in this case but he then goes on to validate and reward Ten and the Amphibian.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
May 10, 2024 3:33 pm

I would like to make clear that my comment was not in response to Old Ozzie’s Abbott comment.

’Tis mere happenstance!

With that out of the way I am drinking my preferred Speyside scotch and listening to Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy.

Bruch – a German – lived in a part of the world choked by traditional and folk tunes. Everywhere he went there would have been folk tunes – when he passed street performers with violins on street corners, labourers whistling at work, the humming of the buxom frau at the brauhaus, even just turning on the kitchen tap…

I suppose Scottish tunes were exotic though and strongly hinted at a mystical wilderness with its mountains, gorges and clear spring waters, its strange beasts, its wraith-like spirits, where the ancient and present coexisted, wreathed in mist. In exactly the same way we might imagine those old German towns to be filled with handsomely bewhiskered men bellowing with laughter over foam brimming tankards, served by shapely blonde women in comely traditional costume – utterly insensate to the stink of horseshit in the street, the inescapable mischievous drafts, the inadequacy of the plumbing, and the insistent lack of personal hygiene products – an entire village without a single stick of Rexona between them!

I suppose it is a bit like those mediaeval French women who were so entranced by the stories they heard of King Arthur in that strange, at once dreamlike and nightmarish, land across the channel. The stories the French told of Arthur were almost unrecognisable compared to the traditional British ones – and it was the French ones that won out. The idle civilised and safe with the opportunity to escape their world into fantastical realms with monsters, maids, knights, and superhuman gallantry.

Small aside – when I first saw Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Arthur was facing the French taunter who derisively spoke of “Arthur King, you and all your silly English…Keniggits”. It was not until years later I realised ‘keniggits’ was a mocking pronunciation of ‘knights’: ‘k-nig-hts’.

Naturally I now seek to distance myself this misapprehension by using it to mock other people. “Hmmph! That astrophysicist is so stupid that I bet he doesn’t know ‘keniggits’ is a joke on the spelling of ‘knights’. Yeah. And he poohs his pants!”

There is no comeback to that, right?

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Figures
Figures
May 10, 2024 3:34 pm

It appears a critical issue for Justice Lee in making this decision was Mr Lehrmann’s denial that any sexual activity took place while the pair were in the office of Senator Linda Reynolds.

Justice Lee said, even in an alternative where he did not find the rape took place, he was unable to find there was no sex at all.

So now the judicial heir to Marie Antoinette backtracks. Maybe there wasn’t rape after all but Lehrmann still deserves to have his life destroyed because he had the temerity to defend himself using a strategy that may well have been completely valid but nonetheless gave this great legal mind bad feelz.

It’s like every judge in Australia was replaced by TikTok feminists.

Utterly bizarre. Lehrmann’s defence was incredibly high risk because it was actually true. If he had had sex there is no way in a million years he would have denied it. Lee just inverted the most obvious exculpatory piece of information to somehow justify destroying Lehrmann.

johnjjj
johnjjj
May 10, 2024 3:46 pm

Did anyone catch this in the Oz
“Melbourne doctor booted from medical registry for ‘abhorrent’, homophobic commentsMichael Ellis already copped a suspension in 2020, but the matter escalated to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
The tribunal has now upheld the findings that Mr Ellis demeaned members of the LGBTQI+ community, and people of Islamic faith and Chinese heritage, and espoused vaccine, chemotherapy and Covid-19 views that had no proper clinical basis and conflicted with accepted medical practice.
Mr Ellis posted to social media that “gaydom” was being put ahead of “normal family values”. The English-born former doctor also said “the Chinese” were taking over Australia.”

This is the most bizarre story. Is it real? “Gaydom”
Mr Ellis expressed horrid views, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal found.”
Thank God they don’t have access to the NewCatalaxy. 90% of you would be booted!

Rabz
May 10, 2024 3:47 pm

How does Bruce Lehrmann pay costs when he has no dosh?

Looks like braindead channel ten and the cane toad are about to find out.

Indolent
Indolent
May 10, 2024 3:53 pm
cohenite
May 10, 2024 4:00 pm

Indemnity costs are not unusual and can be awarded in straight forward circumstances where a party makes an offer to settle which is refused by the other side and which is improved at the final hearing. In this case Lee has made the award due to his finding that Lehrmann acted improperly and lied to the court.

But this comment by Lee is extraordinary:

Justice Lee said, even in an alternative where he did not find the rape took place, he was unable to find there was no sex at all.

“Even if I had not reached the level of satisfaction Mr Lehrmann raped Ms Higgins … I would have declined to award costs in Mr Lehrmann’s favour.”

So even if Lehrmann had disproved 10’s truth defence he would have got nothing because Lee asserts Lehrmann may still have had sex with briternee. That is fuking amazing and grounds for appeal on the basis that since Lee concedes he cannot be sure Lehrmann had or did not have consensual sex how the fuk can he be sure on the standard of proof that non-consensual sex ie rape occurred?!

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Mother Lode
Mother Lode
May 10, 2024 4:07 pm

Indeed, the Shia and Shia offshoot sects such as the Alawites, Druze and Ismailihave long been on the receiving end of Sunni extremism and violence.

The Druze might want to consider making common cause with Israel. One thing that has become ineluctably clear over the past few weeks is that, in contrast to the vehemence the anti-Israel mob that ultimately sway national policy because their tantrums outlast news cycles, their intellectual heft could not bend a single blade of (doubtless racist, Zionist, patriarchal, misogynist, sexist, racist again, white supremacist) grass.

Thinking in slogans rather than concepts, a single slurring of ‘Druze’ as ‘Jews’ could see them as vilified and as deserving of death as those brilliant, peaceable, but somehow intolerable, people whose one wish is not to be killed for some retarded, camel stinking, wife beating, child molesting vendetta.

Cassie of Sydney
May 10, 2024 4:11 pm

The Druze might want to consider making common cause with Israel.

The Druze in Israel already do this. They fight in the IDF. The are loyal citizens of Israel.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 10, 2024 4:15 pm

Brittany Higgins fights on against Linda Reynolds defamation claim – as Sharaz waves white flag

Brittany Higgins looks set to battle on to defend the defamation claim against her by outgoing WA Senator Linda Reynolds – but her fiance David Sharaz has confirmed he is waving the white flag.
During a strategic conference before WA Supreme Court judge Paul Tottle on Friday, lawyers for Mr Sharaz confirmed that his statement that he would “not fight Reynold’s legal actions anymore” still stood.
They confirmed he would not contest her claims during the trial scheduled to begin in July.
However, his barrister Jason MacLaurin warned that the question of how much damages he might have to pay could still be argued over.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 10, 2024 4:21 pm

OpinionWhy you won’t find this woman’s name on the list of Australian victims of domestic violence murdersGary AdsheadJournalist
May 10, 2024 — 3.00am

Listen to this article
4 min
She was punched 40 times in the head and neck, repeatedly stomped on, choked and hit again before staggering away and dying.
But you won’t find the 24-year-old’s name on the growing list of women killed by their partners, because the West Australian justice system concluded that the Aboriginal woman’s death was not “directly” or “indirectly caused” by the beating she took on December 15, 2022.

Her attacker, Aaron Leyton Wumi, wasn’t charged with manslaughter or murder despite admitting to every prolonged and punishing part of the bashing.
Instead, Wumi eventually pleaded guilty to doing “an act as a result of which the life, health or safety” of his victim “was likely to be endangered”.
His punishment was a four-year jail sentence. It was backdated to the time of his arrest just hours after he delivered such a level of brutality it prompted WA Police Commissioner Col Blanch to describe it as “one of the most violent attacks I’ve ever seen in a public place”.
Wumi was sentenced in the District Court last week. With parole he’ll be a free man by Christmas.
If you’re thinking none of the above seems fathomable at a time when the nation’s leaders from the Prime Minister down have condemned violence against women – and promised to end the cowardly scourge – then you’re not alone.
The family of the victim, who I will refer to by her cultural name of Nyaparu, have been left feeling as though their relative’s life didn’t count.
“This is a black-on-black death,” her brother-in-law Michael told me this week. “They don’t care.”
Michael doesn’t accept how the decision not to lay more serious charges was made.
The post-mortem concluded the level of alcohol found in Nyaparu’s body and her pre-existing heart issue combined to end her life.

“If she didn’t get beaten would she have had a heart attack?” he said on 6PR this week.
“Him chasing her around the city and the assault that occurred caused the heart attack.”
If you’re wondering whether a lack of evidence about the ferocity of the assault was an issue in determining the appropriate charge and resulting sentence handed down to Wumi, the answer is no.
Almost all of what Wumi did was captured on CCTV in Yagan Square and another location between 12.42am and 1.47am that morning.
“You continued to strike the victim to the head and upper body while she was curled protecting herself,” Judge Wendy Hughes said while sentencing Wumi.
“You pulled her to the ground and continued to punch her to the head, face and torso before kicking her to the head and stomping on her head with your foot approximately five times.”
You get the picture. The Judge certainly understood the gravity of what Wumi did.
“The women in your community must be respected,” Judge Hughes said.
“They are not a punching bag for your anger.”
Horrific, but not deadly enough for the system to determine Nyaparu suffered so gravely at the hands of her attacker that it killed her.

cohenite
May 10, 2024 4:31 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
 May 10, 2024 4:21 pm

OpinionWhy you won’t find this woman’s name on the list of Australian victims of domestic violence murdersGary AdsheadJournalist
May 10, 2024 — 3.00am

Maximum sentence for what the brute did is 20 years. Judge Wendy Hughes was thinking of other things.

cohenite
May 10, 2024 4:32 pm
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Opinion Why you won’t find this woman’s name on the list of Australian victims of domestic violence murdersGary AdsheadJournalist
May 10, 2024 — 3.00am

Maximum sentence for what the brute did is 20 years. Judge Wendy Hughes was thinking of other things.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 10, 2024 4:56 pm

Endured some ABCcess yesterday, there was a big ” report” on the protesters at US unis.
The usual fart huffing over how any attempt to restrict them was bad, and how awful the counter protesters are etc
But after reading that piece posted here on the funding and groups involved it was all the more galling as agitprop dressed up as serious journalism.
There is news there, how the same groups, funded by the same people, glim onto any grievance to afflict wider society with impunity.
But the media won’t touch it, I wonder if they get a sling as well.

Wally Dali
Wally Dali
May 10, 2024 4:58 pm

Absolute cowardice, Zulu.
The question, why doesn’t the latest Barangaroo-Juleika Dhu-etc name appear on the dishonour roll, could be followed by the question, why don’t the names of Commissioner Blanch, Judge Hughes- let alone Minister Birney or PM Albanese- be spoken in disgrace because they are operating an apartheid justice regime which is killing women and children?

JC
JC
May 10, 2024 4:58 pm

Has anyone been to Palma, in Majorca? We were supposed to head to the Frog Riviera, but that was suddenly changed and now staying at a friends place in Palma. I’ve heard it’s basically little Britain central. If someone says the food’s really bad, I’m not going. I have real misgivings about going to Spain as it’s never been on my to do list. I’m really pissed off because I was told this is now a done deal and now can’t be changed because I never take an interest in listening to where we’re going.

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Carpe Jugulum
Carpe Jugulum
May 10, 2024 5:04 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 10, 2024 4:15 pm

Brittany Higgins fights on against Linda Reynolds defamation claim – as Sharaz waves white flag

To be honest i couldn’t give a rats ringbit about Reynolds, i hope britnee the knickerless and her beau Mr Blobby get taken to the fucking cleaners for the reputation damage they did to Fiona Brown.

Still no one in the Aust media (spit) will call it what it was, a political hit job.

m0nty
May 10, 2024 5:06 pm

I see Indolent and Bruce have doubleplus unpersoned RFK Jnr. “We have always been at war with Eurasia, um we mean anti-vaxxers!”

calli
calli
May 10, 2024 5:07 pm

I’m waiting for Winston Churchill to be played by Denzill Washington.

Shirley that would be Morgan Freeman? Deeper voice and “presence”.

I’m in Majorca on June 15. Will report. As for Spanish food – you won’t get a dud meal. I prefer bars and cafes for meals, but if you want silver service the sky’s the limit. Many…many hatted restaurants.

And Justice Lee went with the “vibe” again? Hardly surprising. He must like the cocktail set very much indeed.

Top Ender
Top Ender
May 10, 2024 5:10 pm

My mistake:

Reminds me of a movie we watched recently – Lady Jane – about the life of Lady Jane Grey, who lasted nine days as queen after Edward her brother died.

should be

Reminds me of a movie we watched recently – Lady Jane – about the life of Lady Jane Grey, who lasted nine days as queen after Edward the then-King died.

Lysander
Lysander
May 10, 2024 5:10 pm

Hendo takes aim at Their ABC on Pell:

Issue 680 – The Sydney Institute

JC
JC
May 10, 2024 5:14 pm

Endured some ABCcess yesterday, there was a big ” report” on the protesters at US unis.

The usual fart huffing over how any attempt to restrict them was bad, and how awful the counter protesters are etc

But after reading that piece posted here on the funding and groups involved it was all the more galling as agitprop dressed up as serious journalism.

Mole, last I read Peter Thiel was still blocked and not allowed to leave UCLA because university Nazis were refusing to allow him through. They ruined his speech and not allowed to walk out.

Has their ABC reported on this? do you know?

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Black Ball
Black Ball
May 10, 2024 5:17 pm

My goodness gracious me, on the way to Portland for a bowls tournament. The road took us through Halls Gap.
What a magnificent bit of country. The road between Halls Gap and Dunkeld is wondrous. Untamed beauty.

Johnny Rotten
May 10, 2024 5:23 pm

calli
 May 10, 2024 5:07 pm

I’m waiting for Winston Churchill to be played by Denzill Washington.

I’m waiting for Chairman Xi to be played by a fat Trannie.

Should give the Chinks a bit of curry.

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calli
calli
May 10, 2024 5:24 pm

The Bay of Biscay, the Sacred Heart and other San Sebastian stories.

For those who haven’t visited San Sebastian, the layout of the city is worth a description. Sprawled along a golden sand portion of the great Bay, it is dissected into a few very distinct districts. The first is the Old Town, nestled under a great outcrop called mount Urgull, which is covered with gardens and remnant vegetation. On the top is an enormous statue called the Sacred Heart. The little town is thus protected from northern gales which threaten, and often do, send the ocean over the sea wall.

Then there is the estuary, which splits this area from the newer part, the Gros. This is where we stayed this time, a very nice hotel called Abba. It has a cycleway just outside the front gate – pedestrian beware! Some lovely bridges span the channel which is full of fish and has, I’m told, a 4m tide.

Directly opposite is another “new town” in which sits the neo gothic cathedral. If you look very carefully, there is a crooked line of sight up to its more elderly relation in the Old Town. And it’s the Old Town that’s full of bars and pinchos and funny little shops. Still recovering from the destructive and totally unnecessary covid nightmare.

Yesterday, as we set out under glorious “Sydney Blue” skies, I noticed a great sea mist developing over the Bay. Slowly, inexorably, it crept towards the town. It enveloped Mount Urgull, leaving only the statue visible. Then it swathed the head with a halo of mist, and finally everything was fog. The cold descended. Sunny Spain no more. A pea souper had caught us.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
May 10, 2024 5:26 pm

Shirley that would be Morgan Freeman? Deeper voice and “presence”.

I have always been slightly mystified by the association of Freeman as the intellectual. To me he sounds like someone sitting on the back porch. His delivery is kind of flat drawled out.

I am mentioning this because I rewatched 7even last night. I thought it was the hot blonde sheila from Star Trek. There should be a law…

Freeman was perfect for the character ‘Red’ in the Shawshank Redemption – laid back, wise, and controlled. And able to express welcome if unexpected surprise.

Denzel Washington has a much miner clip and tempo to his voice. He has a cadence in delivery. When he talks to someone he is schooling them.

The best, though, must be James Earl Jones who might be disqualified from many roles by being too powerful such that it would overshadow and smother the other actors. When he speaks to someone he is ruling them. I saw him on House the other night playing am utterly despicable African dictator. You hated him, but you could see the power of the dictator within him.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 10, 2024 5:31 pm

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)

Finally.
My only surprise is that it has taken so long for his decades-long history of batshit crazy pronouncements to surface.
A certifiable loon with the Kennedy superiority complex.

billie
billie
May 10, 2024 5:33 pm

Race swapping in the UK in movies .. pfft, you want to see race swapping, go see Hamilton the Musical.

calli
calli
May 10, 2024 5:33 pm

Freeman was my pick because Lego Movie.

James Earl Jones for sure. I can even hear him doing the “fight them on the beaches” speech. 😀

calli
calli
May 10, 2024 5:37 pm

And that’s it from me. Off to Santander today, staying directly opposite the cathedral.

Last year, touring Norway, we spent some time with a delightful couple who’d just done the Camino. On foot.

We are definitely not made of such stuff. Our little Vovo SUV will do just as well.

JC
JC
May 10, 2024 5:40 pm

Talking about the West Coast. A poll in Perma-left Washington State showed Trump is ahead by a point. Look, if Trump is ahead in Washington, it could potentially mean the election is a straight-out Trump tsunami of 1984 proportion, which was when Reagan won by the length of the universe. Forget landslide talk. The margin could be so big that it would be impossible to steal without being found out.

I know, I know, I’m an optimist, but I wouldn’t totally discount a Trump win in New York. There’s Upstate, which is no bullshit central, and there are a lot of really pissed-off New York Jews in the city.

There’s one other thing to consider with the too-big-to steal theory. They stole the 2020 election in what were believed to be marginal states. If the blue states are going for Trump, the tsunami will be just too big to cheat. They may not have the infrastructure ready to steal blue.

As for the assassination Trump idea, If Trump picks the right VP, there’s no need to worry because you just end up with a younger Trump, and the demons would be aware of this. I suspect the potential to assassinate Trump is very much dependent on the choice of VP. 

I know this sounds clinical, but that’s where we end up either way.
 
 

Roger
Roger
May 10, 2024 5:41 pm

James Earl Jones was in Dr Strangelove.

That was a looong time ago!

Iirc, he played the navigator on the B-52.

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Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 10, 2024 5:41 pm

James Earl Jones turned into a giant snake before CGI was a thing.

Respect.

Awesome in Strangelove also.

Natural Instinct
Natural Instinct
May 10, 2024 5:43 pm

Bruce won’t be going to Debtors’ Prison, if we have ratified these conventions

In 1963 Article 1 of the Protocol No. 4 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
“No one shall be deprived of his liberty merely on the ground of inability to fulfil a contractual obligation.”
In 1976 Article 11 of the ICCPR – International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – came into effect stating,
“No one shall be imprisoned merely on the ground of inability to fulfill a contractual obligation.”
These international agreements contradict the domestic laws of several ratifying states which allow for imprisonment.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 10, 2024 5:43 pm

Roger you get half a snap…

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 10, 2024 5:47 pm

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

Going from memory here and from an interpreter we had in central Asia but Sunni’s don’t have hierarchical clergy so no Imam is superior to any others hence the problem with controlling the hate preachers.

Shia on the other hand have such hierarchy, hence the Mullahs & Ayatollahs.

If we have close to half/half Shia & Sunni here wowee that is an epic imbalance. Something like 90% of the world Muslims are Sunni.

calli
calli
May 10, 2024 5:47 pm

And another thing…

Depressing but true. The Old Town is full of Palestinian flags.

San Sebastian is out and proud Nazi.

We refused to eat (or shop) anywhere where we saw one displayed.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 10, 2024 6:07 pm

JEJ in Strangelove:

James Earl Jones 1st Movie Role as Lt Lothar Zogg in Dr Strangelove in 1964

Darth Vader is still around, he’s aged ninety three. Excellent effort sir.

Tom Atkinson
Tom Atkinson
May 10, 2024 6:19 pm

Something’s bothering me: How Justice Lee found that Lehrmann raped Higgins.

We all know that some kind of sexual interaction took place, but to call it “rape” is a big leap.

I think Lee’s words were along the lines of, “Higgins could not have consented” (because of her state of drunkenness).

But what exactly constitutes consent? For 99% of sexual intercourse, the consent is given by body language. Often, it is the lack of objection that denotes consent.

The two were seen to be “pashing” and kissing at the nightclub – and we can imagine what was going on in the back seat of the Uber on the ride to Parliament House. These actions denoted consent – to some degree.

Lehrmann clearly had consent – to some degree. That Higgins had accompanied Lehrmann into the parliamentary office, knowing what was on Bruce’s mind, amounted to consent – to some degree.

With some degree of consent, how on earth could the judge have found that he raped her? Why couldn’t he have just found that some sexual interaction occurred?

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 10, 2024 6:26 pm

Can Trump nominate Javier Milei as VP? He can stay in Argentina doing his job until needed. LOL!

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
May 10, 2024 6:32 pm

Steve Price seems to intimate that Australia will vote for a Palestinian State in the UN tonight – vote to occur around 11 pm eastern standard time.

Indolent
Indolent
May 10, 2024 6:35 pm

East Europeans in general are far less gullible, for obvious reasons.

East German’s REMEMBER What The Last Propaganda Regime Was About | Prof. Dan Bednarz

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 10, 2024 6:36 pm

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?

Knocked over.
He very cunningly went with “bi-sexual”, which I assume means goats and donkeys.
Interesting that Luigi was spraying saliva around this afternoon saying “they are not refugeesh. They don’t belong here”.
The focus group results on Gile’s “passive activism” must really stink.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 10, 2024 6:39 pm

Judge drops $6m legal bill on Bruce LehrmannFrom the Oz.

JC
JC
May 10, 2024 6:44 pm
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BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
May 10, 2024 6:48 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbzS40iwY4U
Thank God for the Unions or we’d all be doing this work for tuppence a day.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 10, 2024 6:51 pm
Eyrie
Eyrie
May 10, 2024 6:51 pm

Gotta be born American

The Kenyan wasn’t. I’m not sure of the wording but isn’t it that to run for office of the president you must be a natural born American?

JC
JC
May 10, 2024 7:05 pm

Slicing off a few corners of this circle in California

Pistol-Packin’ Progressives

You’re familiar with California’s flight club, in which liberals often like to pretend that something other than a desire for sensible governance is motivating their decision to move out of state. Now it seems that some of those who remain are taking prudent steps to ensure their safety in the Golden State, even if it can be challenging to reconcile with leftist dogma.

James Queally writes in the Los Angeles Times about firearms instructor Tom Nguyen, founder of L.A. Progressive Shooters:

“It’s always like a dirty secret. I always feel like, before 2020, being a gun owner in liberal progressive spaces was like being in the closet,” he says. “Like you didn’t want people to know you had a gun because you would be judged or looked at a certain way. Like, is there something wrong with you?”

The highlight appears to be real.

wivenhoe
wivenhoe
May 10, 2024 7:22 pm

Reading upstream, on many subjects, so I will make a few statements on some. Firstly, and maybe only comment, concerns the infamous “JAB”. I have been stuck in a nursing home for several years, and have almost physical altercations with doctors and staff over this crap. I remain the only person here whom is not jabbed, but that leaves me in a position where I can have no visitors, and remain basically isolated from life. The staff and any visitors still have to do the R>A>T> test every time they enter the place, and still have to wear face nappies, what a load of crap. If I had a way out, I would raise the middle finger, but I do not have that option, so all I can do is continue the fight.

cohenite
May 10, 2024 7:38 pm

It’s Friday, the working week has ended and my cute owls have been egregiously misrepresented. To balance the cosmos here is a genuine and sublime cute owl.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 10, 2024 7:45 pm

DPP steps up as Chris Dawson insists Lyn phoned after disappearance
By claire harvey

  • Editorial Director

and ellie dudley

  • Legal Affairs Correspondent
  • 7:40PM May 10, 2024

Christopher Michael Dawson claims Justice Ian Harrison caused a miscarriage of justice by failing to believe his story that his wife Lyn called him to say she “needed time away” from him and her two young daughters.
The appeal, commencing on Monday, will see taxpayers fund both sides of the case, with Dawson to be represented by public defender Belinda Rigg SC and the crown case to be put by NSW Director of Public Prosecutions Sally Dowling SC.
In a fresh appeal point lodged with the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal, Dawson claims Justice Harrison was wrong in 2022 to find Dawson guilty of murdering Lyn and sentenced him to 24 years in prison.
Dawson won’t be eligible for parole unless he reveals what he did with Lyn’s body, thanks to a new piece of legislation named ‘Lyn’s Law’ in honour of the devoted mother, who vanished in 1982.

Lyn’s family have asked that she be known by her maiden name, Lyn Simms.
Dawson claimed in police interviews after her disappearance, and through his lawyers at his murder trial, that on 9 January 1982, while he was working as a lifeguard at Northbridge Baths on Sydney’s north shore, he received a call from Lyn in which she indicated she was leaving him and their two little girls.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 10, 2024 8:20 pm

Anyway, “Sliante” to all you mob. The local grogshop has Lagavulin at quite a reasonable price, so I’ve blown part of the next generations inheritance on restocking my bar.

Crossie
Crossie
May 10, 2024 8:22 pm

Figures

 May 10, 2024 2:49 pm

What an absolute ****wit this Justice Lee is.

He criticises Channel 10 for blindly believing Higgins’ nonsensical story but the one and only reason he found that Lehrmann was a rapist was because Higgins was, apparently, super-duper credible.

This is also my opinion of Justice Lee, utter fruitloop yet in a position to ruin people’s lives.

Crossie
Crossie
May 10, 2024 8:29 pm

Figures

 May 10, 2024 2:49 pm

No judge in Australia complained about the lockdowns or forced vaccines – betraying literally 800 years of post-Magna Carta jurisprudence (forced vaccination is a form of extra-judicial punishment).

They’re all a bunch of cowards.

Once again, agree with you wholeheartedly. If there was one section of the community that is immune from popular sanctions it is the judiciary. They could have taken on the pseudo-health bureaucracy in the form of the Chief Health Officers and simply compelled them to show their work and the whole lockdowns horror could have been avoided.

Pogria
Pogria
May 10, 2024 8:31 pm
Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 10, 2024 8:32 pm

Interesting that Luigi was spraying saliva around this afternoon saying “they are not refugeesh. They don’t belong here”.

The focus group results on Gile’s “passive activism” must really stink.

And easy enough for Sheik Handsome Boy to take a hairy-chested position.

The exportee in question was not only an Iranian who apparently enjoyed a little free range bum fun, he was also a Christian and a Kurd.

Approximately 97.3% support in Western Sydney for an Albanese fatwa on such a creature. An important consideration in these troubled times.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 10, 2024 8:39 pm

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.

Sorry, I didn’t see this earlier comment, but it also struck me that this is a seismic shift in position.
No more “we must reshpeck the sheparashun of powersh”.
Gone is any reference to “Shtraya takesh ish innernashunal reshponshibility to refucheese sherioushly”.
He has even given up that old standby “This ish jusht the opposishun playing politicsh”.
For a Labor PM to publicly say that the freeloader misfits have “no right to be here” means the focus groups and phone calls to local PMs must be white-hot with anger.

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cohenite
May 10, 2024 8:41 pm

Famous English novels succinctly described:

He’s Rich, She’s Feisty. No One Dives into a Lake.

He gets rich, she dies. Revenge and ghosts abound on the grange and heights.

The husband is not rich, the boyfriend is. She kills the boyfriend and is hung. Hubbie marries her sister.

He is rich, the first wife is nuts, the new wife hears voices. Bigamy and fires ensue.

KevinM
KevinM
May 10, 2024 9:22 pm

Crossie
May 10, 2024 8:44 pm

I agree, Lerhmann should take it to the high court. He has been decided as guilty simply because the judge didn’t like him.

If I had the money I would back his appeal, not because I like him, as a matter of fact the whole lot involved in this sorry saga are revolting.

I would back him because of all them he was the one totally wronged by the ‘performing to the crowd’ judge.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 10, 2024 9:40 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOFORPxRPW0

Operation Thunderball. I stand with Israel.

Cassie of Sydney
May 10, 2024 9:42 pm

Oh look, some universities are finding their spine. From The Oz….

Universities cancel October 7 ‘victory’ speaker Sami Hamdi
One Australian university has banned British Muslim speaker Sami Hamdi and another has cancelled his planned speaking engagement.

“I have made the decision that an individual who made unacceptable comments in the days following the terror attacks of 7 October 2023 will not be ­allowed to speak on campus,” University of Queensland vice-chancellor Deborah Terry told The Weekend Australian.

“This decision was not taken lightly but the safety and wellbeing of our community must be my priority.”

The University of Western Australia also confirmed it had decided to cancel the event after “careful consideration”.

“Consistent with UWA’s code for the protection of speech and academic freedom, UWA affirms the right of all persons to engage in lawful and respectful expression of their views,” a university spokesperson said.

“However, the university also has a duty to foster the overall wellbeing, including psychosocial wellbeing, of all its students and staff.”

calli
calli
May 10, 2024 9:45 pm

Greetings from Santander! Someone mentioned tolls in Spain.

Total Barcelona-Zaragoza-San Sebastian – $40
Add another $20 to get here. It all adds up but is not eye wateringly expensive. And the roads are a dream to drive.

Off to look at the Olde Towne and rustle up some lunch. The hotel is adjacent to both cathedral and Renzo Piano designed museum. Fun fact…there’s a car ferry just down the street that links with Plymouth.

I expect to see many…many Poms up in the town in various shades of sunburn.

Cassie of Sydney
May 10, 2024 9:53 pm

Milei believes the Falklands are Argentinian. But unlike the Argentinian generals over forty years ago, I doubt Milei would send a force to invade the islands, and even if he was to, who here reckons a Sunak or a Starmer would do a Thatcher and send a fleet to reclaim the islands?

Not gonna happen.

Given the terminal state of the UK, the inhabitants of the Falklands, Gibraltar and Northern Ireland are naive to think that the UK would come to their aid.

JC
JC
May 10, 2024 10:17 pm

LAPD released footage of a stolen Lamborghini Huracan fleeing officers driving over 100 MPH before a violent crash that shredded the vehicle in pieces sending the driver flying

The thief died.
Comment below the story

He will still vote for Biden

Rabz
May 10, 2024 10:32 pm

why don’t the names of Blanch, Hughes, (brain damaged) Birney or Albansleazey be spoken of in disgrace because they are operating an apartheid justice regime which is killing women and children?

Because, all together now, Cats, (cue spookee muzak …):

War is Peace
Freedom is Slavery
Ignorance is Strength

Truth is Falsity

And it is a bittersweet symphony, mourning the sacrifices of the victims of the idiocy above, who are dead, dead, dead, just as comrades Lenin and Stalin (among many other actual and would be tyrants) would have wanted.

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Cassie of Sydney
May 10, 2024 10:32 pm

In news in, Australia is most likely to vote for the UN ‘Palestine’ motion.

Do we laugh or do we cry? I think I’ll cry, I no longer recognise this country anymore. This country has fallen into an abyss.

And geez, talk about rewarding those who butcher, rape and kidnap Jews.

Hey Pong, hey Sleazy, what about them hostages?

Rabz
May 10, 2024 10:50 pm

The Austrian Corporal and Koba the Dread, essaying some common ground* … 😕

*1989

Rabz
May 10, 2024 11:05 pm
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Rabz
May 10, 2024 11:06 pm

Australia is most likely to vote for the UN ‘Palestine’ motion

Transformed out of all recognition, in our lifetimes, this stupid, stupid country has been.

F*cking collectivist deadsh*ts.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 10, 2024 11:37 pm

Breaking:-
Defence Minister Richard Marles has announced the immediate despatch of HMAS Handsome Boy to the South China Sea to, as he put it, “sort those rat-fckers out, once and for all”.

Crossie
Crossie
May 10, 2024 11:41 pm

Katzenjammer

 May 10, 2024 10:52 pm

 Reply to  Cassie of Sydney

Arafat was welcomed at the UN as a reward for hijacking air and sea tourism. Surely Hamas deserves something comparable. The UN has a reputation to uphold.

The sooner that malign institution is abolished the better. It has been nothing but a nest of vipers during my entire adulthood. It’s where failed politicians of the world end up and then try to inflict on the entire world their discredited policies. To add insult to injury we are required to fund this travesty,

Rabz
May 11, 2024 12:02 am

A comprehensive inquiry into Australia’s taxation system

Yes, Cats, this was the first “Bullet Point” in Kevni Ruff’s “2020 summit”*.

Collectivists – they just want themselves extracting some more juicy taxes, wherever and whenever the extracting emits the least hissing …

The fable of the Goose laying the golden eggs will always spring to mind whenever we tolerate their indescribable and ultimately infuriating idiocy.

As if Miss Ellie’s magnifique bottomage was, err, I’ve lost my train of thought (again), Cats 😕

*Dated as f*ck …

calli
calli
May 11, 2024 12:27 am

Australia is most likely to vote for the UN ‘Palestine’ motion.

The “Lucky” country will now proceed to curse itself.

It was wonderful while it lasted.

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  3. Open cycle gas turbines are good for load following but aren’t terribly efficient. Lots of heat straight up the chimney.

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