Open Thread – Weekend 11 May 2024


The Orange Trees, Gustave Caillebotte, 1878

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Pat
Pat
May 11, 2024 12:16 am

Late night reading

calli
calli
May 11, 2024 12:37 am

Australia now has the worst, most despicable, craven, corrupt and malice driven government since the days of the Rum Corps.

Prove me wrong.

Salvatore - Iron Publican
May 11, 2024 1:44 am

Australia now has the worst, most despicable, craven, corrupt and malice driven government since the days of the Rum Corps.

The Rum Corps at least knew how to make money via mercantile activity.

Tom
Tom
May 11, 2024 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
May 11, 2024 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
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Tom
Tom
May 11, 2024 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
May 11, 2024 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
May 11, 2024 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
May 11, 2024 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
May 11, 2024 4:05 am

Michael Ramirez.

Tom
Tom
May 11, 2024 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
May 11, 2024 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
May 11, 2024 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
May 11, 2024 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
May 11, 2024 4:09 am
Crossie
Crossie
May 11, 2024 4:51 am

calli

 May 11, 2024 12:37 am

Australia now has the worst, most despicable, craven, corrupt and malice driven government since the days of the Rum Corps.

Prove me wrong.

You’re not wrong though the government before this one was almost as bad which led the people to give it a flick. It’s difficult to make a good choice when the options are so poor.

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Barking Toad
Barking Toad
May 11, 2024 5:01 am

Leak is so good at extracting the micturition

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 11, 2024 5:14 am

Thanks Tom, many many lols with the cartoon haul today.

The change of policy on gas should be something the media beat the ALP over the head with considering it’s changing a policy that goes back to 2007.
But of course they won’t.

Do Victorian’s believe there will ever be an airport rail link?
Victorian politics is part Illinois, part South Africa.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 11, 2024 5:29 am

Largest export of each US state.

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

Aircraft production impacts so many US states.

Min
Min
May 11, 2024 5:31 am

Mt Warning. Met Marc Hendrix yesterday who is fighting to have secret men’s business lifted from Mt Warning . Made up stories to close down access to the National Park . Even the original indigenous tribe of the area want to keep it open but protesters rule . BTW asked him if protesters looked like me blonde blue eyed I guessed correctly..Soon there will be no access to any place in Australia so about time to reverse If they want their land back they have to give back all the stuff they have got from the whiteys let’s start with mobile phones

calli
calli
May 11, 2024 5:46 am

For Cat Trekkies…

Watching TOS “Obsession” dubbed in Spanish! Very dramatic!

Spain is great fun. Even for dags like me.

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Black Ball
Black Ball
May 11, 2024 6:05 am

Get the jug eared imbecile before this judge. The horse has bolted though, this should have been done at the time. Hun:

Victoria Police used “unlawful” and “unjustified violence” in a violent attack on anti-lockdown protesters during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, a judge has found.

In a stunning decision handed down in the County Court, Judge Liz Gaynor ruled police were the “aggressors” and “employed unjustified violence” amid a public protest on 29 May, 2021 that left one man with a dislocated arm.

The judgment has called into question police tactics and prompted calls for prosecutors to consider laying charges against the police involved.

At the time of the protest Victorians were subject to strict lockdown conditions including bans on leaving the home and wear face mask requirements.

A 5km bubble was in place for needing to go shopping or wanting to exercise, and both public and private gatherings were explicitly banned.

The protest, around the city’s Flagstaff Gardens, drew a huge police presence with officers outnumbering the 150 protesters and forming a ring of steel around the gardens.

More than a dozen protesters were arrested for offences including assaulting police, affray and breaching the chief health officer’s directions, during the protests.

They included Jason Reeves, Nicholas Patterson and Adam Roob who were each thrown to the ground and arrested by police at the scene.

The men had been asked to leave before their arrests.

In her stinging judgment Judge Gaynor ruled the arrests unlawful, saying the men did nothing to warrant the violent police response which was captured by body-worn cameras.

Mr Reeves was the first to be arrested after being punched to the face by police and thrown to the ground in what Judge Gaynor dubbed an “immediate and violent” response.

Mr Patterson and Mr Roob, who said they were trying to defend Mr Reeves, were then sprayed with OC spray and thrown to the ground, with Mr Paterson suffering a dislocated arm.

The pair was in court facing a string of charges including assaulting an emergency worker on duty and common law assault.

But Judge Gaynor ruled police evidence inadmissible because “by their unlawful violence police instigated the response by the accused which underlies the charges they now face.”

“There are a number of ways in which the charging of the accused could have taken place,” Judge Gaynor said.

“It could have been done by the issuing of infringement notices at any stage … it could have been done by way of stopping the accused and other members of the group informing them that they were in breach of the restrictions and that they were to be placed under arrest.

“However, the police chose not to respond that way. I am satisfied that in arresting Mr Reeves, police used unnecessary and unwarranted force and violence.”

Judge Gaynor said footage of the group in the half-hour leading to the arrest showed no behaviour which warranted police forming a view they would engage in violent behaviour.

“I am satisfied that (police) were the aggressors in the situation and that they employed unjustified violence on Mr Reeves in effecting the arrest.

“They did not wait for a line to be formed across the footpath which could have been observed by Mr Reeves.

“They did not speak to him and inform him he was under arrest and then inform him why.

“They simply confronted, pushed, and attacked him before bringing him to the ground. In my view, they used unlawful violence in arresting Mr Reeves.”

Judge Gaynor also found Mr Paterson and Mr Roob “were met with physical intervention”.

A senior justice figure, who could not be named, said the matter warranted further investigation.

“I’m not a fan of those who were protesting and carrying on during the lockdowns, but considering the waste of money and resources that continue, and now what appears to be police committing serious indictable offences, people should be held to account,” they said.

“If protesters were charged, so should the police who have been found by a court to have committed impropriety or contravention of an Australian law.”

Both Victoria Police and Office of Public Prosecutions refused to comment.

Andrews and that fat phuck Cornelius were glowing in their praise of the jackbooted thugs during this period of interminable idiocy. Get the feeling their chairs got a little hot.

calli
calli
May 11, 2024 6:24 am

Before it’s lights out here in Santander, it might be worth remembering another US president and another hostage situation involving US citizens.

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shatterzzz
May 11, 2024 6:45 am

Soo “plenty wrong” & Luigi go against the USA & Israel, officially , a now standard procedure where Oz pollies are concerned, and vote YES to legitimize terrorism … furgling traitors ..!
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-05-11/australia-votes-yes-at-un-for-more-palestinian-rights/103833838

Vicki
Vicki
May 11, 2024 7:09 am

So the United Nations, with us included, has just voted for a group of people ( defined as Palestinians ) who are acknowledged as led by terrorists, to join the United Nations.

We have formally entered an era of deadly intent. It will not end well.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 11, 2024 7:12 am

Emotional clip.

The family were up for $50k to retrieve him and the wreckage.

HeavyDSparks with his mates did it for free.

In this video, we’re sharing the recovery of a tragic airplane crash that took the life of Wayne Wirt. We have The Wirt Family in our thoughts and prayers as we mourn the loss of this amazing Husband, Father, and Grandfather.

HUGE thanks to:

Ryan McDonald- North Wind Helicopters
Mark and Mike Patey
Ben Schumacher- Timberland Helicopters
Linn County Sheriff’s Office
US Forest Service
NTSB

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utB9YApOBQc

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
May 11, 2024 7:20 am

I’m so ASHAMED of Australia. 25 countries abstained. 9 rejected.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 11, 2024 7:31 am

In a stunning decision handed down in the County Court, Judge Liz Gaynor ruled police were the “aggressors”

The Victorian machine starts finding ways to either remove judge or ensure they never rise higher than their current role.

shatterzzz
May 11, 2024 7:32 am

Pali group of the day ..

Fatties
Vicki
Vicki
May 11, 2024 7:34 am

Looking forward to Joshie’s Sky special on Anti-Semitism. So pleased that Sky is broadcasting it.

Cassie of Sydney
May 11, 2024 7:34 am

Good morning all, except it isn’t a good morning is it? I have woken up to find myself living in a country that has a government that rewards a ‘people’ who partake in the wholesale rape, butchery, slaughter, decapitation and kidnapping of Jews!

I have thought for a while how this country has changed but nothing can really prepare me for this. As you all know, I am not and have never been one to mince my words, I have long thought and said out loud that Pong, Sleazy and most of Labor and the left are now unapologetic Jew haters. They are the Nazis. The actions of this government overnight at the UN prove this.

No wonder Pong and Sleazy have been in a bind since October 7, because now it is pretty clear that they approve of what Hamas did that day. They like a dead Jews.

I now equate both of them alongside Hitler and other Jew haters through history who have tried to destroy the Jewish people.

Am Yisrael Chai.

Oh and by the way Pong and Sleazy, where are the hostages?

Vicki
Vicki
May 11, 2024 7:45 am

With you all the way, Cassie, as virtually everyone here is. It is heartbreaking and sickening. All I can say is – hopefully the “quiet Australians” think as we do. The amazing outburst of the Victorian magistrate re the disgusting Nazi tactics of the police during the Covid demonstrations gives me hope.

On the other hand, Australia has changed radically in terms of demographics in the past 2 generations. This MUST reflect in philosophy and general characteristics of the populace.

I mourn the Australia I grew up in.

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Roger
Roger
May 11, 2024 7:49 am

5 Rwandans arrive in the Torres Strait and claim asylum.

Why bypass so many safe countries to get here?

The UN refugee convention is no longer fit for purpose.

BIRM.

Roger
Roger
May 11, 2024 7:51 am

Australia now has the worst, most despicable, craven, corrupt and malice driven government since the days of the Rum Corps.

It’s been decades in the making, calli.

Frog in the boiling pot syndrome.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 11, 2024 7:58 am

Headlines in newspapers should read “Australian Government Supports Terrorism”, instead due to omission it reads “Australian Government Supports Terrorism and so do We”.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 11, 2024 8:00 am

5 Rwandans arrive in the Torres Strait and claim asylum.

Nuther bunch overnight.

ABF intercepts boat carrying 33 suspected asylum seekers (Sky News, 11 May)

Looks like Labor has accidentally lost control of country shopper boats again. Amazing how they always accidentally lose control like this every time they get in. Accidents keep on happening. Accidentally like. It’s a mystery.

132andBush
132andBush
May 11, 2024 8:03 am

It’s quite obvious the Hutt River Province was doing things all wrong.

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 11, 2024 8:07 am

Went for a stroll down to the port area of Portland. Ships loading up with I don’t know what, but to watch this in action is a different type of beauty. Shit that makes us prosperous. Except our idiots in government don’t want that.
Was also struck by the amount of bluestone buildings around the place. Just about every church is built thusly. Just superb.

Tom
Tom
May 11, 2024 8:08 am

Paywallian:

Australia has backed a United Nations General Assembly resolution that would grant Palestine full member status, breaking with the US in a move that is likely to infuriate the Jewish community.

In a sign of Israel’s growing isolation internationally as the war in Gaza approaches its eighth month, the UN General Assembly voted by 143 to 9, with 25 countries abstaining, to make Palestine the 194th full member of the UN, a largely symbolic move almost certain to be blocked in the Security Council where the US wields a veto.

The US voted against the measure along with Israel, Hungary, Argentina, Czechia, Micronesia, Nauru, Papua New Guines and Palau. Canada and the UK abstained.

In dramatic scenes a furious Israeli ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan put a copy of the UN charter into a paper shredder while holding up a photograph of Hamas’s leader Yahya Sinwar with the word ‘president’.

“You are shredding the UN charter with your own hands … That’s what you’re doing, shredding the UN charter. Shame on you,” he told the chamber, adding the US would be letting a “terror state … into its ranks” that would be led by the “Hitler of our times”.

He accused UN member nations of not mentioning Hamas’ October 7th attack in southern Israel, which killed 1,200 people, and seeking “to reward modern-day Nazis with rights and privileges.”

International politics rarely resonate in the Australian suburbs, but I think this issue will further damage Labor’s already tattered primary vote.

lotocoti
lotocoti
May 11, 2024 8:10 am

The Victorian machine starts finding ways…

If the Sword and Shield of the Party are anything
like QLD plod under Blight, the good Judge will be
assigned her very own traffic branch “maverick”.

Cassie of Sydney
May 11, 2024 8:10 am

Despite all those attempts at washing, cleaning and scrubbing oneself, yet one still feel dirty because nothing is able to clean and wipe away the filth and grime that lingers, this is how I feel today after waking up and reading the news about what Pong, Sleazy and their fellow Nazis did overnight at the UN.

I think Adolf is smiling in hell today. He has just added new members to his club.

Pogria
Pogria
May 11, 2024 8:12 am
shatterzzz
May 11, 2024 8:13 am

Noticing on a lot the of “news ” sites that allow comments the majority are blocking opinions on their “we luv Hamas/Pali” fables .. Seems they are prepared to print the luv-of-terrorism adoration drooling but prefer not to have any debate on same …….!

Vicki
Vicki
May 11, 2024 8:15 am

This appalling UN decision is such a nonsense. What on earth is this Palestine “nation”? Is it the few millions who live in Gaza & the West Bank? If so, they are hardly a nation, since they ( specifically the Gazans) depend almost totally on donations of millions of dollars support from Muslim oil nations such as Qatar.

As many have noted, Gaza could develop into a coastal trading & entrepreneurial nation like Singapore if the population was so motivated. They are not.

What the “Palestinians” want is no less than the hugely prosperous technological nation of Israel with all its riches.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 11, 2024 8:27 am

I smell a Chinese rat.

“Something Super Weird Is Going On”: Musk Reacts To ‘Anticapitalist’ Attack On Berlin Gigafactory (11 May)

Some are wondering why the so-called ‘anticapitalist’ protesters who attacked the Tesla Gigafactory in Berlin are ignoring other automakers whose brands cater the the upper class they claim to oppose.

“Why not protest factories making BMW 7 series and Mercedes S Class or Maybach?” asks X user ‘Warren Redlich,’ adding “Because they’re full of crap.”

To which Tesla owner Elon Musk replied: “Something super weird is going on, as Tesla was the *only* car company attacked!”

The attack happened yesterday. If these are climate crusaders, which they seem to be in addition to boilerplate radical Marxism, then why attack a maker of electric cars? Ok, yes, Elon has annoyed the left with his Twitter buy, but as Dover said the other day cui bono?

lotocoti
lotocoti
May 11, 2024 8:30 am

Caboolture.
Where lifestyle really counts.
Indeed it does.

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
May 11, 2024 8:30 am

So the members of the U.N. are betraying their morals and standards, while the citizens of the UK attempt to destroy the Magna Carta. What a day!

Cassie of Sydney
May 11, 2024 8:32 am

Cassie, the hundreds of thousands of Australian soldiers who gave their lives fighting fascism in World War II are also turning in their graves.

I know, Tom. And our greatest general, a proud Jew and a proud Zionist by the name of Sir John Monash, a man knighted on the battle field by King George V, is also turning in his grave.

John Monash was revered by his troops. My eyes are full of tears as I write this.

RIP Australia.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 11, 2024 8:38 am

BoN everything is a mystery to Labor scum, except the brown paper bag.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 11, 2024 8:39 am

On the UN vote, there are around 850,000 Mueslis in Australia, but only around 100,000 Jews. Many of the latter are in either safe Liberal seats, or Teal seats.

Sleazy has done the numbers, principled behaviour has been abandoned for political benefit.

Johnny Rotten
May 11, 2024 8:42 am

hzhousewife
 May 11, 2024 8:30 am

So the members of the U.N. are betraying their morals and standards, while the citizens of the UK attempt to destroy the Magna Carta. What a day!

There are four originals of the Magna Carta document. One is in Salisbury Cathedral and another in Lincoln Castle.

The British Library has the other two (I think).

The best preserved copy is in Salisbury Cathedral and is quite secure.

https://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/discover/magna-carta/

As for the UN, well they would not know what the Magna Carta is so who gives a shite about that awful Mob and what they do.

Even though they should do as the Magna Carta was the basis for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations in 1948. 

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shatterzzz
May 11, 2024 8:44 am

Free download of book on the Israeli Defence Forces …….

https://unitedwithisrael.org/watch-idf-training-police-in-australia/

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 11, 2024 8:45 am

What is it with these foul old wimmin trying to destroy the Magna Carta? Trying to feel important?

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 11, 2024 8:46 am

One of them a priestess. Gawd.

duncanm
duncanm
May 11, 2024 8:47 am

Wow, just wow.

https://twitter.com/fentasyl/status/1789046972835303677

~~datahazard~~

@fentasyl

Any guesses who already is leading the western world in censorship demands to social media?

Indolent
Indolent
May 11, 2024 8:49 am

International politics rarely resonate in the Australian suburbs, but I think this issue will further damage Labor’s already tattered primary vote.

You can’t blame people for switching off when the major parties are just two sides of the same coin. I’m ashamed of them too.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 11, 2024 8:50 am

Live sheep shutdown date to be revealed as Federal Government unveils new industry ‘transition’ plan
Dan Jervis-BardyThe West Australian
Sat, 11 May 2024 12:00AM

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A timeline to shut down the live sheep export trade will finally be revealed as the Federal Government unveils a new plan to ‘transition’ the industry. Credit: The West Australian

A timeline to shut down the live sheep export trade will finally be revealed as the Federal Government unveils a new $107 million plan to “transition” the industry.
Agriculture Minister Murray Watt will make the long-awaited announcement in Perth on Saturday, ending the uncertainty for WA farmers about how and when the trade will end.
Senator Watt is expected to release the independent panel’s report into the phase out as well as the Federal Government’s response to it.
WA farmers and the State and Federal oppositions have been demanding Labor come clean about the timeline after Senator Watt was handed the panel’s findings in October last year.

The announcement will put an expiry date on an industry that employs about 3000 people across the supply chain – 80 per cent of which are in WA – and ignite a political firestorm for Labor in the State just days out from the Federal Budget.
Senator Watt will attempt to soften the industry and political blowback with the announcement of a $107 million package to support an “orderly and well-planned” shutdown of the trade.

The package – to be funded in next Tuesday’s Budget – will include $64.6 million to assist producers and workers across the supply chain manage the phase-out of their industry.
The West understands that will include access to advice, grants for capital upgrades and support to expand processing capacity.
Rural financial counsellors and broader mental health support for farmers will be funded as part of the package.
A further $27 million will be put towards boosting demand for sheep products in Australia and internationally, including in the Middle East and north Africa, while $2.6 million will be set aside to improve sheep welfare standards.
A so-called “transition advocate” will be appointed to act as an intermediary between the industry and Federal Government during the transition.
More than $11 million will be budgeted to implement the phase out, including a stocktake on progress in 2026-27.
The timeframe for the stocktake suggests the industry will be phased out gradually over the course of the decade rather than shut down immediately.
Labor went to the past two federal elections promising to phase out live sheep exports after the deaths of about 2400 sheep on a ship from Fremantle to the Middle East in 2017.

Indolent
Indolent
May 11, 2024 8:51 am

@LeadingReport

BREAKING: Pfizer whistleblower has raised the alarm that Pfizer workers were offered a “separate and distinct” COVID vaccine.

“I am pleased to inform you that we will begin offering COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible on-site essential colleagues and contractors over the next several weeks.

Eligible on-site essential contractors will be notified, either by e-mail or by their Pfizer sponsor, and will receive instructions for registering for an on-site appointment as well.

“The vaccine doses to be used for this program are separate and distinct from those committed by Pfizer to governments around the world and will not impact supply to national governments in any way,” reads the leaked email.

The letter is there for all to read.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 11, 2024 8:52 am

Black Ball never been to Portland. Must check it out. Mt Gambier was another wonderful surprise. Beautiful old stone buildings.

Indolent
Indolent
May 11, 2024 8:54 am

@unusual_whales

Biden’s $7.5 billion investment in EV charging has only porduced 7 stations in two years, per Washington Post

Obviously, $1B is not quite enough for one. But too cheap to meter. I wonder where the money is going?

Roger
Roger
May 11, 2024 9:02 am

What is it with these foul old wimmin trying to destroy the Magna Carta? Trying to feel important?

A retired priestess and a retired schoolteacher.

Big clues right there.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 11, 2024 9:03 am

In Danger, Public Intellectual at Work news:

The Grattan Institute’s Tony Wood has strong hopes for Australia’s renewable future:
[Unlinkable OZ]

There is mounting evidence that without further action the National Electricity Market may not be able to deliver enough investment in low-emissions generation, storage and transmission when and where it will be needed.

The good news is that prices are showing signs of falling, and the government can claim some credit for that. Today, renewables have an almost 40 per cent share of generation and government projections have been for almost 70 per cent by 2030.

What Tony is missing is that renewable have a share of generation that ranges between 40% and ~0%, depending on time of day, wind conditions, and storage availability.

The 0% part of that range is a bit of a problem.

But luckily, there is a solution to this dreary technical issue:

The key to reforming the electricity system is to accept and work with today’s messy but now committed policy frameworks and market mechanisms through the coal closure era, while developing the reforms that will deliver long-term success for post-coal Australia. A carefully designed, effectively regulated and well-maintained electricity market will deliver the best long-term outcome for consumers.

Gotcha.
We just need us one of them regulated, well-maintained markets and we’ll be sweet.

Indolent
Indolent
May 11, 2024 9:04 am

Russell Brand interview with Mike Benz. Starts at two and a half minutes.
“You’re Going To Get KILLED!” Mike Benz EXPOSES CIA Secrets Like NEVER Before

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 11, 2024 9:11 am
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 11, 2024 9:18 am

Israel’s UN ambassador Gilad Erdan theatrically inserted a miniature copy of the UN charter into a transparent paper shredder.Credit: YouTube/United Nations

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 11, 2024 9:18 am

Via Bob Zimmerman’s behindtheblack.com
How SpaceX operates and gets things done.
https://www.businessinsider.com/what-its-like-work-at-spacex-elon-musk-2024-4
A sample: The directive was if I was in a meeting and it was adding value to what I did daily, stay, or if I was adding value based on my expertise, stay — but if neither of those things were happening, you should get up and respectfully walk out.
In one instance, a government customer came in with a 50-slide deck. Six slides into the presentation, 75% of the room had walked out. I had to tell him that if he didn’t get to the point, I’d be the only person left in the room — and only because I had to walk him out. He skipped ahead to his last five slides. That kind of environment makes you much more efficient.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 11, 2024 9:21 am

Still cannot believe KRuddy missed out on the UN Secretary General job. He was born for it.

Aaron
Aaron
May 11, 2024 9:21 am

If I were a Jew, I’d be thinking there’s is only one country to be relatively safe in.

Treacherous bastards.

Every day gets worse.

Remembered AnAl fellating Corbyn?

Yes that one.

Indolent
Indolent
May 11, 2024 9:27 am

Dr. John Campbell interview with Alex Mitchell, who was vaccine injured and is acknowledged as such.

Titus Groates
Titus Groates
May 11, 2024 9:30 am

Just read Chris Uhlmann’s opinion piece in the Oz, brilliant. If anyone can post it – well worth the reading.

Roger
Roger
May 11, 2024 9:34 am

The key to reforming the electricity system…

it seemed to work quite well before climate worriers got their hands on it.

Johnny Rotten
May 11, 2024 9:37 am

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shatterzzz
May 11, 2024 9:38 am

Gotta luv how easy it is for some blog sites to do backflips .. I read “reddit” but don’t participate .. Anywayz day after day they have a surplus of “luv Hamas” threads and we -luvs-Palis is 99% of the commentary ..
Yet, this morning, they ran aOz/UnN vote thread and ……. 100% of the comments are, basically, Luigi & the “pong” are furglewitz .. not one “luv-of-Palis” comment …….!

Roger
Roger
May 11, 2024 9:39 am

Still cannot believe KRuddy missed out on the UN Secretary General job. He was born for it.

One of Maladroit Trumble’s better decisions.

Johnny Rotten
May 11, 2024 9:39 am

Two guys were picked up by the cops for smoking dope and appeared in court before the judge. The judge said, “You seem like nice young men, and I’d like to give you a second chance rather than jail time. I want you to go out this weekend and try to show others the evils of drug use and pursued them to give up drugs forever. I’ll see you back in court Monday.” Monday, the two guys were in court, and the judge said to the first one, “How did you do over the weekend?” “Well, your honor, I persuaded 17 people to give up drugs forever.” “17 people? That’s wonderful. What did you tell them?” “I used a diagram, your honor. I drew two circles like this: O o and told them this (the big circle) is your brain before drugs and this (small circle)is your brain after drugs.” “That’s admirable,” said the judge. “And you, how did you do?” (to the 2nd guy) “Well, your honor, I persuaded 156 people to give up drugs forever.” “156 people! That’s amazing! How did you manage to do that!” “Well, I used the same two circles. I pointed to the small circle and told them, “This is your bum hole before prison….”

Rabz
May 11, 2024 10:01 am

A carefully designed, effectively regulated and well-maintained electricity market will deliver the best long-term outcome for consumers

What fantastical horsesh*t, especially when we know what the “long-term outcome for consumers” will be. Regular, lengthy blackouts, if there’s any electrickery available at all.

As for the UN vote, just when you thought those stinking labore deadsh*ts couldn’t plumb any subterranean new lows, they grab some fresh shovels and keep digging.

Absolutely bloody disgraceful.

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
May 11, 2024 10:08 am

I’ll try to post Chis Uhlmann’s piece from the Oz. Lots of linkies though.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 11, 2024 10:09 am

Rabbi ‘totally appalled’ and ‘offended’ by Labor MP who compared WA Liberal leader to Adolf HitlerEmma KirkNCA NewsWire
Fri, 10 May 2024 5:23PM

A rabbi has called out a Labor MP in Western Australia for “appalling” comments he made comparing a parliamentary colleague to Adolf Hitler.
WA Liberal leader Libby Mettam had spoken out against a bill that would make it easier to change gender on a birth certificate and said her party would ban the use of puberty blockers to children under the age of 16.
Labor MP Stuart Aubrey told parliament that like Hitler was to the Jews, Ms Mettam was to the trans community of WA.
“Infamous world leaders have found ways to blame marginalised sections of society for the suffering of the masses, using mass communication methods to spread propaganda, lies and fear and using politics of fear and division in an attempt to overthrow democracies and convince people to vote against their better interests,” he said.

“People like Trump and the Mexicans, Hitler and the Jewish, Abbott and the boat people, Morrison and trans athletes, Dutton and Indigenous Australians, Hanson and Asians, Indigenous Australians and basically all minorities, and the Leader of the Liberal Party, Libby Mettam, and the trans community of WA.”

Rabbi David Freilich said the comments were “totally appalling”.
“I lost most of my family during the Holocaust and making those comparisons was very offensive,” he said.
“Comparing situations to one of the most atrocious and vile things to take place against humanity trivialises the enormity the Holocaust had against Jewish people and all of humanity.
“Whenever a politician uses that comparison, I get very offended and it hurts me deeply.
“It doesn’t just hurt me, it hurts many people in the Jewish community and beyond who lost whole families.”

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
May 11, 2024 10:11 am

Progressive crusade to bend arc of history
Chris Uhlmann

A religious civil war is raging but only one side understands that it is a battle over theology.

At stake is whether the ascendant state morality will drive deeper into the ancient institutions of faith and force believers to submit to its temporal commandments.
Nationally, the Australian Law Reform Commission’s final report on religious exemptions from anti-discrimination law is just another sortie in a long campaign over what the state will allow you to believe and how far it is prepared to go to force apostates to heel.

Queensland’s proposed anti-discrimination bill also seeks to narrow the rights of the faithful. Alex Deagon, from Queensland University of Technology, argues it will “significantly undermine the ability of religious organisations to employ persons in accordance with their faith”.

The ALRC admits one of its recommendations may limit “the freedom to manifest religion or belief in community with others, and the associated parental liberty to ensure the religious and moral education of one’s children in conformity with one’s own convictions”. This, it says, is balanced by the overall effect, which “would be to maximise the realisation of human rights”. 

The ALRC wants section 38 of the Sex Discrimination Act, which allows religious schools to hire those whose lives and ideas accord “with the doctrines, tenets, beliefs or teachings of a particular religion or creed”, to be abolished.

When you lose the freedom to manifest your faith, abide by your beliefs and the liberty to ensure your children are educated in your creed, what is left? The commission is erasing the right of a religious school to organise around its own ethos. 

This is an extreme form of laicism, driven by a fierce “progressive” crusade against Christianity. In a multifaith society that means all believers are on this battlefield, as the institutions of government are mobilised against them. Like many things dubbed progressive, it is the latest incarnation of the despotic tendencies of the Bureautocracy (n): the ubiquitous, unelected technocratic blob bent on imposing its notion of utopia on the mob. Its relentlessly mutating dogma has spread like Paterson’s curse through all the institutions. 
In a profound irony we are witnessing the final metamorphosis of Christianity as zealots torch the last idol: belief in a power that transcends the state. 

The child has turned on a parent it does not recognise because the source code of this secular faith is the notion of universal human rights. That idea was born with the belief that each individual is valued by God, an avowedly Christian concept and part of a set of revolutionary beliefs that the early faithful simply called “The Way”.

Universal equality is captured in Paul’s letter to the Galatians: “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
Another epoch-changing idea rings from the first sentences of John’s Gospel: “In the beginning was the word (logos). And the word was with God. And the word was God.”
The New Testament was written in Greek and logos means both word and reason. So, in the Christian tradition, God is reason itself. Christianity is the singular encounter between Greek philosophy and Jewish mysticism, the marriage of reason and faith. The theology that evolved was a thoroughly different way of thinking. Let’s call it wisdom.

This wisdom elevated the poor, the meek, the righteous, the merciful and peacemakers. Faith in God demands you “treat others as you would like them to treat you”, and not to act with reason is contrary to the nature of God. 

Christianity is born in the East, informed by the West and takes on its historically decisive character in Europe. Europe is defined by its faith and its faith is defined by reason. Faith and reason set Europe on the road to liberal democracy. 
Through all its failures, and its many crimes, reason pushes the West forward and demands that it learn and evolve. And the excesses of both church and state always had to contend with its Christian conscience. 

The savage colonisation of the Americas was fiercely denounced by Dominican friar Bartolome de Las Casas, the evil of slavery collapsed when it confronted the faith of William Wilberforce. Despite often spectacularly failing to abide by its ideals, Christianity demanded the West slowly bend towards realising the radical demand of the central tenet of its faith. The new commandment to “love one another” excludes no one.

As historian Tom Holland demonstrates in his epic work Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind, “To live in a Western country is to live in a society that is utterly saturated by Christian concepts and assumptions.”
It is, of course, a heritage that the zealots of the New Way deny. To them their belief system is self-evident because it just is. It is neutral. It is agnostic. That is a delusion. The New Way exhibits some of the best and all the worst features of a proselytising religion. It looks to uplift, to guide, to build a better, more just world. It is also deeply intolerant of dissent and has established the institutions of inquisition to police heresy, in state and federal human rights commissions.
It’s hard to criticise anti-discrimination laws but the growth of objective penalties for subjective crimes should trouble those who care about liberal democracy. Such penalties are how American journalist Robert Wargas defines totalitarianism.
What standards will be applied? The notion of transgender identity, for example, is a rapidly moving target. Even the Australian Human Rights Commission’s website admits the “terminology is strongly contested”.

So, this latest assault by the state on the faithful is a battle of competing theologies, as the disciples of Caesar seek to mount his image in every temple. And the insurgents know nothing of faith because, as anyone who has any dealings with religious schools knows, most have no desire to discriminate and are far more tolerant of difference than “progressives”. 
What religious institutions don’t want is to be forced to submit to state diktats that deliberately undermine the ethos of their institution. Here let’s recall that the Labor Party pledge demands its members not be a part of any other organisation that is inimical to its ideals. Why shouldn’t religious schools enjoy the same right? 

The arc of history has bent out of shape. Those who claim the heritage of reason have discounted the role of faith in their enlightenment. They discriminate and call it equality. They unreasonably seek to force the faithful to heel.

This is not wise.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
May 11, 2024 10:19 am

Made up stories to close down access to the National Park .”

When I’m in the area I warn people that they’re looking in the general direction of Mt. Warning and that it’s illegal to cast white eyes on it, because it’s literally genocide.

If course, just a single poofteenth of an Aboriginal gene makes you a co-owner of it, and thus able to shame any honky for daring to look at it without written permission and a welcome to country ceremony at the modest fee of $50,000, to cover expenses. Which includes a free admonishment for the sin of your ancestors being dragged here in chains and the enormous privilege that went with it.

Katzenjammer
Katzenjammer
May 11, 2024 10:19 am

Sleazy has done the numbers, principled behaviour has been abandoned for political benefit.

Don’t give them local politics as an excuse. It’s about Jews and the Jewish state. They voted Jews out. Excusing it for votes makes them sound rational.

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Min
Min
May 11, 2024 10:22 am

in doing research for my latest book which takes place in Florence it seems we are still facing the hordes trying to take over Europe. 900’s when they stopped them in France. Federico Stupor Mundi 1221 features in my story went on the crusades, won with diplomacy, married Saladin ?Caliph’s daughter and become king of Jerusalem. He spoke Arabic and had Saracen archers in his army and entourage included a harem. In Italy fought the papacy who were trying to take over. Did he ever meet St, Francis ?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 11, 2024 10:24 am

feelthebern
 May 11, 2024 5:29 am

Largest export of each US state.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_xuLzZjCLU

Aircraft production impacts so many US states.

Which is why Boeing has had Washington by the short ‘n curlies for so long.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 11, 2024 10:54 am
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 11, 2024 10:56 am

LOL!

Transition to post-coal world doesn’t need to be this messy (Paywallian)
TONY WOOD

The choice is not between acting or not acting to deliver a successful energy transition. The transition is upon us. The choice from here is to go well or to go badly.

I don’t know what else he says, but here’s who he is:

Tony Wood is the Director of the Energy Program at the Grattan Institute

Well how about that? A fox says he should guard the henhouse for the good of the proles.

The Oz keeps giving space to these people. Perhaps they should publish science fiction instead, it’d be more believable.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 11, 2024 11:04 am

It’s intriguing, thinking about the attack on Musk’s factory in Germany, how the marxist establishment can conjure up a violent rabble with a moment’s notice.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 11, 2024 11:07 am

The choice is not between acting or not acting to deliver a successful energy transition. The transition is upon us. The choice from here is to go well or to go badly.

Threatening us now. Eff off.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 11, 2024 11:19 am

The result of the long march through the institutions suggests to me that the new establishment in indeed marxist.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 11, 2024 11:24 am

If you can’t make it in Redfern or Newtown, with woke uni students and oodles of Greens…

Sydney vegetarian restaurant Sunshine Inn has grilled its last tomato (11 May)

The bar and restaurant specialises in plant-based meals, and most dishes are dairy-free.

Fans are devastated at the closure.

“This is so sad,” one commenter posted. …

Popular nationwide vegan fast food chain Lord of the Fries closed its last NSW store this week. The Newtown Lord of the Fries was only about two kilometres from Sunshine Inn.

Obviously not devastated enough to actually buy enough of their stuff. Pass me another steak sanga.

Crossie
Crossie
May 11, 2024 11:26 am

The ALRC admits one of its recommendations may limit “the freedom to manifest religion or belief in community with others, and the associated parental liberty to ensure the religious and moral education of one’s children in conformity with one’s own convictions”. This, it says, is balanced by the overall effect, which “would be to maximise the realisation of human rights”. 

This is from Chris Ulhmann’s column. ALRC has always been over the top and all about changing our society. The overall effect will not be to maximise the realisation of human rights but to curtail them against sections of the community they don’t like. Extreme individualism is only to be extended to a preferred section of the population. That somebody’s extreme individualism impinges on others’ rights does not concern the ALRC in the least.

This agency refuses to recognise that churches are groups of individuals whose rights will be curtailed or even simply forbidden in order to placate some other vocal groups. The Australian Law Reform Commission is actually working agains voters rights. This agency needs to be closed and new laws proposed only by our elected representatives who are answerable to voters for their actions and policies. Enough of the unaccountable elite.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 11, 2024 11:33 am

I disagree a little on this point

but the one and only reason he found that Lehrmann was a rapist was because Higgins was, apparently, super-duper credible.

it was, if anything more convoluted than that. The judge was at pains to point out discrepancies and changes in Brittle-knees evidence was in line with ” victims” experiences and shouldn’t be taken as unreliability on her behalf.

in effect it was a self licking ice cream cone, because she claimed to be a victim any evidence given by a victim should be viewed in terms of a trauma survivor.
any discrepancies were able to be waved away with this.

Diogenes
Diogenes
May 11, 2024 11:34 am

The #summit between the two countries produced results that correspond to the #Chinese President #XiJinping’s historic #visit, with the parties signing eighteen important #agreements, the #ForeignMinister announced.

Who needs EU money if the Chinese will provide

Frank
Frank
May 11, 2024 11:36 am

Test

Rabz
May 11, 2024 11:39 am

The establishment is not ‘Marxist’

OK. I’ll settle for ‘sanctimonious hypocrites’.

So many of these idiots have become “da man” they used to incessantly mouth foam about.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 11, 2024 11:41 am

Don’t know Dover. I’ll take ‘the Voice’ as an example. A clearly marxist project with old 70s commos heavily involved. It had the support of government, big business, education and media.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 11, 2024 11:44 am

Marxism is certainly a great cover for class warfare.

cohenite
May 11, 2024 11:57 am

Some great toons this morning Even Ramirez was clever.

Just rethinking Lehrmann. His appeal options are solid. Lee is a self indulgent jurist. He said this in his cost judgment:

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.”

This is remarkable. Firstly Lee is saying he cannot find that sex did not take place but since it did it was non-consensual. But he offers no criteria for saying sex took place rather than did not let alone that it was non-consensual. This is a half rotten apple but you don’t know which part until you bite it.

Secondly he says even if he found Lehrmann did not commit rape he would still punish him by not awarding costs even though he would have proved his point. This shows fatal bias.

The cost awards are a dog’s breakfast: 10 have their truth but not Qualified privilege costs. So they have costs for being right but no costs for anything to do with proving they were right because according to Lee they did not attempt to prove they were right. They will have buggar all costs once the costs consultants and the fed court assessor combs through their file separating the 2 areas of work.

Brucie should appeal. He can continue his law degree but can’t practise unless he overturns Lee’s judgment because bankrupts and folk of bad character cannot be lawyers.

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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 11, 2024 11:57 am

Indolent
 May 11, 2024 8:49 am

International politics rarely resonate in the Australian suburbs, but I think this issue will further damage Labor’s already tattered primary vote.

You can’t blame people for switching off when the major parties are just two sides of the same coin. I’m ashamed of them too

Oh, really?
From the Oz:-

Opposition foreign affairs spokesman Simon Birmingham said Australia’s vote at the United Nations General Assembly was only “advancing the wishes of terrorists”.

How about you do some reading instead of just blindly posting “pox on both their houses” shit?

MatrixTransform
May 11, 2024 11:59 am

fascism, socialism, marxism, communism
even the democratic bi-partisan-party Party

are just various ways of running the farm

they are all different facets of the same gem

we are semi-free-ranging-debt-serfs

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 11, 2024 12:07 pm

The new Apple ad is a fine piece of reverse advertising. Lots of electrons are being burned in outrage as I write. Meanwhile another example of reverse advertising is still resonating:

Bud Light sales still falling as Modelo, Coors fight to keep their gains (10 May)

Revenue for Anheuser-Busch jumped 2.6% to $14.55 billion from higher prices, but volume sold dropped 0.6%, though it was less than Wall Street anticipated. The largest decline came from North America, where volume dropped 9.9%, largely due to sales of Bud Light.

Sales to retailers and wholesalers were down 13.7% and 10.7%, respectively, in the US.

“We’ve lost a whole generation of hardcore Bud Light shoppers,” Bump Williams of Bump Williams Consulting told Yahoo Finance. “It’s going to take us at least 10 years to try and recapture what we lost in one year.”

I do hope MBAs will get to study this corporate catastrophe. I doubt it though, given how woke universities are these days.

Johnny Rotten
May 11, 2024 12:15 pm

The next time that Tennis Elbow or anyone from this Feral Guv’ment or the MSM or the Judicial system or anyone else tries to muzzle you then just point out some of the Articles from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the UN in 1948 –

Article 18
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Article 19
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

Article 20
1. Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
2. No one may be compelled to belong to an association. 

This Feral Guv’ment does bow to the wishes of the UN, does it not?

And for the full Declarion –

https://www.ohchr.org/sites/default/files/UDHR/Documents/UDHR_Translations/eng.pdf

cohenite
May 11, 2024 12:16 pm

Alarmism is the perfect mind virus; look at this shit:

Scientists discover why Earth’s ‘sister planet’ lost all of its water | indy100

At the conclusion:

Martin van Kranendonk is an astrobiology and geology professor at Curtin University. Speaking to Newsweek, he said: “Venus is not a nice place. Metal space-exploration landers melt in minutes. Mean surface temperature is 867 degrees F. This is because 1) it is closer to the sun than Earth, so warmer, and 2) because it has a super-greenhouse atmosphere composed of 96 percent CO2 (carbon dioxide).

Mar’s atmosphere is 95% CO2 and you would freeze your nuts off there. What makes Venus as hot as a Kardashian arse is atmospheric pressure. The atmospheric pressure of Venus is 1,043,000 kg/m2. On Mars the atmospheric pressure is 173 kg/m2.

Venus is a shithole because it is close to the Sun and non-tectonic. Because there are no gaps in its surface the internal pressure builds up and every now and then the whole surface is overturned by lava releasing vast amounts of CO2. Nothing to do with a greenhouse effect.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 11, 2024 12:17 pm

San Francisco is giving taxpayer-funded shots of vodka to homeless alcoholics in $5m program organizers claim ‘improves participants’ health’

  • Program provides beer and vodka shots to homeless alcoholics 
  • Aims to curb excessive drinking among the homeless and prevent deaths
  • Despite criticisms about enabling addiction, officials argue it saves money

?
Daily Mail.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 11, 2024 12:18 pm

thefrollickingmole
 May 11, 2024 11:33 am

I disagree a little on this point

but the one and only reason he found that Lehrmann was a rapist was because Higgins was, apparently, super-duper credible.

This was a flaw in Lee’s reasoning. The Great Divide in Britnah’s credibility coincides with the arrival on the scene of Sharaz, and the concoction of the Sweeping Political Conspiracy story, which was comprehensively disproved by credible witnesses and contemporaneous notes.
So, Britnah was quite capable of being seduced by Sharaz into telling the most monstrous lies about Reynolds, Brown et al, but was an incorruptible truth teller in the presence of the ratings hungry TeeVee star Wilkinson?
Come on, man.
Also, I could see how Lee might find, on the balance of probabilities, that sexual activity had taken place. It is the absolute certainty and graphic detail he goes into which is of concern. He failed his own “just the facts, ma’am” maxim which he applied rigorously to witnesses.
It speaks to the arrogance and hubris of the judicial class, believing they have special insights into the mysteries of life.

Bill From The Bush
Bill From The Bush
May 11, 2024 12:18 pm

The sun has fired out a few CME’s lately, with some of them heading down under. Here is a link to a NZ “news” site showing some awesome displays of the Aurora Australis.

Zippster
Zippster
May 11, 2024 12:23 pm
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 11, 2024 12:28 pm

One of Labor’s most prominent Jewish MPs, Josh Burns, has blasted the Albanese government’s vote in favour of Palestinian UN membership and said it will further isolate Jewish Australians facing anti-Semitism in the wake of the war in Gaza.

Doesn’t this mean expulsion from the Labor Party?

shatterzzz
May 11, 2024 12:28 pm

Time for him to do an apprenticeship in carpentry and go work in a real job.

Brucie can’t afford to work .. LOL!
What he needz is a rowboat/ bit o’ flotsam.. 5kms off Cronulla then paddle inshore & claim “refugee” and get us, taxpayers, to fund his High Court challenge ..
Worx everytime for the country-shoppers .. LOL!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 11, 2024 12:39 pm

We’re not in Kansas anymore Toto.

Women are paying big money to scream, smash sticks in the woods. It’s called a rage ritual. (9 May)

Kimberly Helmus still gets chills thinking about her first rage ritual.

Two-and-a-half years ago after her divorce, the cybersecurity engineer embarked on a retreat to Scotland with Mia Banducci ? an author and self-described “Spiritual Fairy Godmother,” better known online as Mia Magik.

As part of the retreat, Banducci held a rage ritual: a ceremony in which participants scream and beat large sticks on the ground in the woods. Participants are encouraged to think of people and experiences that have wronged them and to scream and swing the sticks for at least 20 minutes, or until they can no longer move their arms. …

Banducci has led rage rituals for several years and began doing them first for herself, then for friends and, eventually, as part of her days-long retreats, which include other activities and can range in price from around $2,000 to $4,000. Her one-day version, she says, costs $222 per ticket.

The process of a rage ritual is pretty simple. First, Banducci says, participants gather large sticks while conjuring to mind “every person who’s ever crossed you, who’s ever hurt you, who’s ever ignored your boundaries or taken advantage of you or abused you in any way.” After some warm-up breaths, the screaming and swinging begin. The ritual is held in the woods so participants can make noise without fear of bothering people nearby.

Dot, I know you are busy right now but if you’re still around you will love the photos. They are magnificent!

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 11, 2024 12:46 pm

https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2024/05/hitler-and-islams-mufti.html

Why this low life wasn’t hanged as a war criminal, I do not know.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
May 11, 2024 12:46 pm

Sydney vegetarian restaurant Sunshine Inn has grilled its last tomato (11 May)

The bar and restaurant specialises in plant-based meals, and most dishes are dairy-free.

Fans are devastated at the closure.

That tickles my lamb chops and bacon and ham and steak and corned beef. All of which are plant based meals.

Cattle and sheep turn plants into food

Hippies that want to serve up shit for food don’t last long in the real world

Morsie
Morsie
May 11, 2024 1:21 pm

Liz Gaynor old time lefty but obviously has principles

Pogria
Pogria
May 11, 2024 1:21 pm

Barking Toad,
do you remember a few years back, a veggie restaurant opened in Sydney with a “pay what you think is fair” ethos.
Unsurprisingly, it folded after a few months. Many well-suited professionals having lunch on a regular basis and dropping a dollar in the bowl.
That and free feeds for junkies. hahahahaha

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 11, 2024 1:22 pm

Mar’s atmosphere is 95% CO2 and you would freeze your nuts off there

Fun fact: When you the numbers there is something like 20 times the mass of CO2 in the atmosphere above every square meter of Mars than there is on Earth. “In fact it’s cold as hell”

cohenite
May 11, 2024 1:23 pm

We’re not in Kansas anymore Toto.
Women are paying big money to scream, smash sticks in the woods. It’s called a rage ritual. (9 May)

FMD.

This is the problem. Women complain about trannies but want to have the power of men without the responsibility. We rightly castigate men who lose it and attack women but this bullshit is the other side of the coin. Here’s a thought ladies: take self defence classes. Push comes to shove in the event some bastard attacks you, you will never match him for strength so learn a few techniques rather than carry on like a menstrual ridden cat lady.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 11, 2024 1:25 pm

We’re not in Kansas anymore Toto.
Women are paying big money to scream, smash sticks in the woods. It’s called a rage ritual.

Sometimes, some of them don’t seem to be of the same species as us.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 11, 2024 1:31 pm

Maybe the establishment isn’t one thing, maybe its made up of a few disparate groups with interests that are sometimes aligned and sometimes not

Can’t disagree with that. What flabbergasts me though is how so many big businesses like Coles and Woolworths are very into insulting their customers aka go woke go broke. What’s in it for senior management?

JC
JC
May 11, 2024 1:39 pm

but I’m pretty much convinced that this ‘Marxist’ establishment line is a smokescreen for the centre-right

What are they covering up?

JC
JC
May 11, 2024 1:50 pm

Can’t disagree with that. What flabbergasts me though is how so many big businesses like Coles and Woolworths are very into insulting their customers aka go woke go broke. What’s in it for senior management?

It’s a modernized version of the economic side of fascism. Whatever Wokeism is, whether it’s Marxism or fascism, it has an authoritarian ID. It’s fascist corporatism.

Dover wrote interesting pieces at the Old Cat about these different ideologies all coming together under the same roof: authoritarian collectivism. There was one thing he once wrote: fascism/Nazism and communism/socialism were basically different rooms of the same house. That still remains in my head as a great explanation. Now he’s more interested in which farmhouse the Russians have taken.
 

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Miltonf
Miltonf
May 11, 2024 1:51 pm

yes shareholder value is not in fashion now

Roger
Roger
May 11, 2024 1:56 pm

The establishment is not ‘Marxist’

OK. I’ll settle for ‘sanctimonious hypocrites’.

Marxism is in the mix.

I call them progressive-leftists (as opposed to the traditional-leftists of the old labour movement here and in the UK), although regressive leftists would be more fitting in light of where their agendas are taking us.

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Vicki
Vicki
May 11, 2024 1:56 pm

why does the support of government, big business, media, indicate the establishment is Marxist? 

I don’t believe for a minute that the supporters of govt, big business & the media are conscious Marxists. Most wouldn’t even have a clue about the substance and history of Marxism.

Rather, a great many of them are do-gooders who suffer from some weird guilt complex over their affluent lifestyles. This is what makes them dangerous – they can be manipulated by REAL Marxists, plus they have sufficient resources and connections to affect events.

Vicki
Vicki
May 11, 2024 2:02 pm

Now he’s more interested in which farmhouse the Russians have taken.
 
Now you are being unkind, JC! DB has a legit interest in “history in the making.” If I had more time I would be following the battle strategy zealously. I rely on his (& others’) analyses.

Don’t stop DB!

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JC
JC
May 11, 2024 2:02 pm

Status within the Regime. They’re signalling their fealty.

I don’t believe it’s quite that and the follow the money approach is always that best way to analyze human behavior.

These big firms have a lot to lose. There’s big money involved. The market capitalization of firms is extremely important to the shareholders and the management. If the share price drops the shareholders lose out and the management lose their jobs. If there’s lots of state involvement in the economy, these large corps will run towards the direction that offers least resistance. They see it as survival.

This why it’s always good to distinguish between private and public entities. Businesses owned privately more often though not always march to the beat of their own drummer.

Take a look at corporate governance these days, and the pressure placed on the publicly owned corps. Corporate governance is basically a greens party and socialist manifesto. 

Sniveling up to the state is a survival tactic.

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JC
JC
May 11, 2024 2:04 pm

That the centre-left’s and right’s own ideological inclinations are part of the problem.

Take it one step further and be specific. What is the Right covering up? List some examples.

Vicki
Vicki
May 11, 2024 2:05 pm

What flabbergasts me though is how so many big businesses like Coles and Woolworths are very into insulting their customers aka go woke go broke. What’s in it for senior management?

Status within the Regime.

They’re signalling their fealty.

Yes! This explains the Woke Speak of a certain member of my family – a devoted “Corporate”.

JC
JC
May 11, 2024 2:05 pm

Vicki, I’m just messing about. But he did write some truly excellent commentary at the old blog.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 11, 2024 2:09 pm

‘Powerful symbol’: NSW to apologise for laws criminalising homosexualityBlair JacksonNCA NewsWire
Sat, 11 May 2024 10:53AM

The NSW parliament will apologise to people discriminated against by laws which criminalised homosexuality.
Just 40 years ago the NSW parliament amended the Crimes Act 1900 to decriminalise homosexuality.
One of the many law changes removed reference to anal sex between people from the bestiality section of the Crimes Act.

Roger
Roger
May 11, 2024 2:09 pm

We rightly castigate men who lose it and attack women but this bullshit is the other side of the coin. 

I wouldn’t assume all of this rage is being directed at men.

The sisterhood isn’t all sweetness and light.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 11, 2024 2:10 pm

It was only Wednesday afternoon the odious Pwong was on the radio sucking her teeth and indicating Austfailure •might• just might deliver a abstention on the Palestinian statehood question.
Long time in politics 24 hours…

It also answers the question ” how much migration is too much” I’d say the point where ethnic voting blocks from is time to turn off the spigot for a couple of decades for the groups in question.

johanna
johanna
May 11, 2024 2:12 pm

Cattle and sheep turn plants into food
Hippies that want to serve up shit for food don’t last long in the real world

I’m a dedicated omnivore, but in fairness, vegetarian food can be very good indeed (vegan is rubbish).

Many millions of Indians are healthy and long-lived vegetarians. Thing is, they have worked out how to make their food well balanced nutritionally, filling and very tasty. A lot of Middle Eastern dishes have the same qualities, and I have had a magnificent vege meal at an Ethiopian restaurant.

I’d never voluntarily give up meat (including seafood) but if I had to, it wouldn’t be the end of the world.

When these cultish restaurants fail, it’s probably because their food isn’t very good.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
May 11, 2024 2:16 pm

The ALRC admits one of its recommendations may limit “the freedom to manifest religion or belief in community with others, and the associated parental liberty to ensure the religious and moral education of one’s children in conformity with one’s own convictions”. “

I see their dilemma. How do you persecute Christians using religion as the excuse while simultaneously wanting to appease the Islamic crocodile which also happens to be religious?

Vicki
Vicki
May 11, 2024 2:18 pm

One of the delights of rural communities:

Our valley has a farm gate cafe on a local property where locals come from Friday to Sunday to have a real coffee, eat delicious food (especially cakes!) made locally, & to catch up on local news….and talk about the weather and livestock! This morning someone provided water salinity testing and tonight there is a Trivia night at the local hall.

Mind you, there are also coffee groups in suburbs in our cities, as we know. But somehow this is more reminiscent of times past.

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
May 11, 2024 2:19 pm

If these are climate crusaders, which they seem to be in addition to boilerplate radical Marxism, then why attack a maker of electric cars?”

Because the issue is never the issue. Electric cars are just a method to prise control of private movement from people. Musk believes in freedom of speech so he is equally an enemy as much as people who want to have control of their own movements. All they need is a different excuse.

Roger
Roger
May 11, 2024 2:20 pm

Sniveling up to the state is a survival tactic.

Especially so when it might give you an advantage over a privately owned competitor.

But I think it runs deeper than that.

Look into the cvs of our corporate big wigs (eg Coles and WW) and you’ll often find they’ve done a stint at McKinsey (or a similar firm) after graduating from business school/university. That’s where the formation of their worldview takes place.

McKinsey’s mission statement is not to help companies create value for shareholders but to change the world.

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JC
JC
May 11, 2024 2:20 pm

Dover, this is what you said that I responded to.

but I’m pretty much convinced that this ‘Marxist’ establishment line is a smokescreen for the centre-right in the same way

If you think I took you out of context in some way, which I didn’t then respond to my question with the above in mind. Explain what you meant by this and list a few examples.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 11, 2024 2:22 pm

Kurds have more right to have a voice at the UN than the pali’s.
A thousand years in the same geographic area and with similar cultural traditions even though not all the same religion or sects.
Pali’s are the detritus of multiple cultures from the Middle East.
The Pali struggle is a fiction used by people who hate Jews.

JC
JC
May 11, 2024 2:23 pm

Yes! This explains the Woke Speak of a certain member of my family – a devoted “Corporate”.

It’s not to boast, but I know a few of these imbeciles sitting on boards. They aren’t very bright, or at least aren’t the leading lights of the universe. They all read the same papers like the Age, Guardian, AFR etc and essentially blurt out what they’ve read there.

One dude recently told us at dinner that he was a progressive. He actually used that word. I had to bite my tongue hard because it would cause issues on the home front. I wanted to ask him if he meant this then why was he sitting on corporate boards.

JC
JC
May 11, 2024 2:23 pm

And that too, Roger.
I would also add the very large Law and accounting firms. Boston Consulting would be another one.

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JC
JC
May 11, 2024 2:30 pm

I’m a dedicated omnivore, but in fairness, vegetarian food can be very good indeed (vegan is rubbish).

I go into a real guilt trip eating pork. There’s far too much information coming out that pigs are very intelligent creatures and very aware of their impending doom on arrival at abattoirs.

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Vicki
Vicki
May 11, 2024 2:34 pm

I would really like Cats to listen to this conversation between John Anderson and historian and classicist Victor Davis Hanson about the great dangers to civilisation posed by our times. He specifically refers to the shock he felt when he viewed evidence of the 7 October atrocities. This is close to my heart because, as an historian, it is reminiscent of the most horrific acts of ancient times & he comments on this.

He is a great conservative thinker and always worthy of attention.

https://johnanderson.net.au/direct-with-victor-davis-hanson-historian-commentator-and-author/

Roger
Roger
May 11, 2024 2:36 pm

I would also add the very large Law and accounting firms. Boston Consulting would be another one.

Right…these institutions have effectively been captured or co-opted by the long marchers.

As one wag once put it, there are only three sound institutions left in the world…the Marines, the Catholic Church and McKinsey.

I think we can scrub McKinsey from that list.

And I have my doubts about the soundness of the pope.

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Miltonf
Miltonf
May 11, 2024 2:41 pm

McKinsey’s mission statement is not to help companies create value for shareholders but to change the world.

Buttplug is a McKinsey’s alumnus.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 11, 2024 2:45 pm

My unified theory of mongdom goes like this.

1: we have never had more information on the population
2: this has been true since the first censuses were run.
3: this creates the illusion the population can be perfected with just a bit more tweaking
4: both left and right think this needs more power devolved to the state.
5: when it does not work or creates unintended consequences this is blamed on not enough info/not enough control and the all time classic – the people have failed us.

Everything comes back to the insatiable desire for information to implement change.
With the rise of AI they can almost taste the ability to hammer humanity into their perfected form.

JC
JC
May 11, 2024 2:45 pm

This is hard to get your head around. Jim Simons died yesterday. He was the pioneer in quantitative trading, and over the life of his fund, he made about $US100 billion. A former gifted math professor who gave up academia to become a.001 percenter did so. He never gave up talking about math—even teaching math at times—and gave away a huge amount of his earnings. So he was extremely intelligent, but look at this pic. How does someone of his intellect put his arm around a disgusting, lowlife pos? Maybe we aren’t half as smart as we think we are.
 

Roger
Roger
May 11, 2024 2:45 pm

Adding insult to injury:

Penny Wong says Australia could recognise Palestinian statehood before Israel-Palestine peace process complete

ABC News 1h ago

Serves to confirm the Israeli UN ambassador’s point, really.

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JC
JC
May 11, 2024 3:11 pm

what does the Regime gain from “Corporate governance [being a] greens party and socialist manifesto”?

What does the regime gain from peddling policies aligned to global warming catastrophism? It’s partly religious for some. Others have become mentally ill over gerbil warming and should be treated as a fair dinkum mental illness. Others are in it for money or to at least help their side like Chris Bowen for the unions.

And also there’s the issue of control. What bureaucrat and lots of politicians walk away from power and control?

There’s brainwashing into believing the rich only got rich by stealing money and that’s why there are poor people. There are lots of reasons.

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JC
JC
May 11, 2024 3:14 pm

That the centre-left’s and right’s own ideological inclinations are part of the problem.

What are the Right’s own ideological inclinations that allow it to be part of the problem?

Roger
Roger
May 11, 2024 3:20 pm

what does the Regime gain from “Corporate governance [being a] greens party and socialist manifesto”?

For clarification….who/what is “the Regime”?

Is this what was known as “the Cathedral”?

Cassie of Sydney
May 11, 2024 3:34 pm

do you remember a few years back, a veggie restaurant opened in Sydney with a “pay what you think is fair” ethos.

Unsurprisingly, it folded after a few months. Many well-suited professionals having lunch on a regular basis and dropping a dollar in the bowl.

I remember that, I also remember a ‘vegan butcher’…I kid you not….opening in Newtown (Albo land) about five or six years ago. I don’t think the ‘vegan butcher’ lasted very long.

Whilst I love meat, as Johanna said…vegetarian food is delicious. I have no time for veganism (it’s an ideology) but I have a lot of time for vegetarianism and vegetarian food. I eat a few vegetarian dishes each week. I don’t need to eat meat every day but when I do, I thoroughly enjoy it.

Almost all great cuisines contain a lot of vegetarian dishes, because meat was a luxury and expensive. Greek, Italian and Middle Eastern food traditions are replete with wonderful vegetarian dishes. Only the rich ate meat daily. Ordinary people had meat once or twice a week (if they were lucky) and when they did, they ate every part of the animal. There was no waste. I despair of young people who think chicken comes from a supermarket covered in cling wrap, and that the only tasty of the chook worth eating is the breast, the part of the chook I find the least tasty.

Further to ‘vegetarian restaurants’, most are, if not dismal, then pretty ordinary. I remember reading, perhaps about thirty years ago now, a well known restaurant critic bemoaning the blandness of ‘vegetarian restaurants’ and as he rightly said, if you want good vegetarian food, then go to a non-vegetarian restaurant and order their vegetarian dishes.

Oh and hear hear this, if the elites force us to eat bugs (whilst they are munching on prime rib steaks), I will go vegetarian because there’s no way in the world I’m gonna eat bugs….besides…bugs ain’t kosher!

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 11, 2024 3:35 pm
Chris
Chris
May 11, 2024 3:36 pm

The Pali struggle is a fiction used by people who hate Jews.

I am pretty sure that they are, at base, human, and entitled to normal human rights and justice.
October 7 has shown us how they believe humans should treat each other, and what will happen if they are not utterly defeated.
Israel is far more tolerant and forgiving than me.

JC
JC
May 11, 2024 3:40 pm

What do the people that compose the Regime get out of this? Do you think the old women that made fool’s of themselves overnight are decisionmakers of the Regime? You said, follow-the-money, well, follow the money.

Don’t confuse different topics.
I was referring to corporate behavior there. I elaborated in another comment that would apply to those two. Mental illness/brainwashing. Estimated that 50% of women with leftwing leanings are mentally ill. Those two wouldn’t exactly be Nigel Farage devotees, would they?

Roger
Roger
May 11, 2024 3:40 pm

It’s devotion to liberalism.

And define “liberalism” too, please.

If these terms are going to get thrown around it’s helpful to define them.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 11, 2024 3:41 pm

The King certainly continues to make a fool of himself and I believe he’s part of the regime. Seems very thick with Kerry and the old perv.

JC
JC
May 11, 2024 3:42 pm

It’s devotion to liberalism.

Explain that.

Roger
Roger
May 11, 2024 3:42 pm

I am pretty sure that [the Palestinians] are…human, and entitled to normal human rights and justice.

And they should recognise that the same rights belong to others.

That is/was a pre-requisite for UN recognition.

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Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 11, 2024 3:43 pm

What’s in it for senior management?

Status within the Regime. 

They’re signalling their fealty.

What appears to be wokeness is an extension, or outworking of social licence theory. Large companies dominate in the Australian economy; and the fairly obvious uncompetitive end result at the consumer level makes corporate heads rest uneasy.

Echoing government policy flavours du jour in a supportive way is a small price to pay to avert governments feeling the need to get all populist on their sorry arses.

Cassie of Sydney
May 11, 2024 3:47 pm

Palestinian Christians are the descendants of Jews.

JC
JC
May 11, 2024 3:47 pm

You believe all people opposed to Putin attempting to annex Ukraine are techno-globalists, neocons. Not sure about third worlders.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 11, 2024 3:51 pm

The same is true of the Palestinians as the Kurds. I’ve seen reports of Palestinian Christians, for example, that connect them to the Levant for at least 2000 years via DNA studies.

Israelis can add a few years to that tally.

Artifacts from the First Temple in the city of David accurately dated for a more precise timeline (Phys.org, 6 May)

The Palis can piss off back to Greece where they came from, at least the Gazan ones. As for the others they lost any credibility when they started raping and murdering.

JC
JC
May 11, 2024 3:52 pm

The same is true of the Palestinians as the Kurds. I’ve seen reports of Palestinian Christians, for example, that connect them to the Levant for at least 2000 years via DNA studies.

How did you vote in the recent referendum in Australia?

Furthermore, Palis comprise around 20% of the Israel population.

calli
calli
May 11, 2024 4:10 pm

Rufus T Firefly

 May 11, 2024 9:00 am

 Reply to  calli

Whilst I am definitely not supporting the vile dross currently occupying the Treasury benches, were you out of the country between 2020-2023?

Without the financial assistance provided by Scummo et al, the dictatorial scum in charge of the states could NEVER have trampled over our civil rights.

You know perfectly well that I was in Aus at the time, smart alec.

Trying to conflate the disgusting behaviour of Scummo and the Premiers during covid with the Albanese government’s support of Hamas is pathetic.

Who would have imagined that the people of PNG are more principled than the fat, rich country to its south?

Davey Boy
Davey Boy
May 11, 2024 4:10 pm

and for a slight change of pace, here’s the latest manifesto from the Slimes:

<em>Hi [name],

We need to talk about things that are happening:

1. The Great Barrier had the worst bleaching event ever, with widespread and severe bleaching of corals that are hundreds of years old. QLD tourism is in a panic. We should all be in a panic.

2. Labor has officially backed coal and gas past 2050. This is terrible news. Anthony Albanese loves gas as much as Scott Morrison loved coal, and Labor’s so-called “Future Made in Australia” is a future catastrophe at our expense.

3. Yesterday scientists have said “our planet is headed for at least 2.5C of heating with disastrous results for humanity” and they are “in despair”.

I’m going to pause for a moment, because this is a lot.
I also want to acknowledge that in our feeds, many of us are seeing images from Rafah that are overwhelming and traumatic. We are all struggling with the sheer volume of suffering in our communities, and our world.
Despair is understandable, [name], but for us it is not an option.
Our future hangs in the balance. Our future needs us. So together, we are going to stop every single fraction of global heating we can, by stopping Labor’s foot-on-the-gas plans.
If you are able to join us as a climate champion today, you’ll join the fight for our future. It’s a fight for our survival, and the fight for humanity.

BECOME A CLIMATE CHAMPION

Last week all our federal MPs met in lutruwita/Tasmania for our annual Party Room retreat.
I have come out of that meeting with more hope than before, and I want to share it with you.
[name], we have a plan to put the Greens into balance of power in the Upper and Lower Houses of Parliament. 
This is the only way to break the fossil fuel stranglehold on our future, and save ourselves from unimaginable catastrophe. And it’s beyond critical for the final years of this decade.

So I take great hope knowing that thousands of people like you have already signed up as Climate Champions.
They’re the reason our No New Coal and Gas message has spread across the country. And they shine a light on how BOTH major parties are so beholden to their fossil fuel donors, they’re no longer safe to govern.
The power of being a Climate Champion comes from giving a small amount each week or month, to keep momentum going. Can you join them, [name]?

With the world on track for 2.7 degrees heating, time is running out. So if you are in a financially stable situation, I urge you to join our fight.
However if you’re struggling financially as many are, please delete this request or let us know by replying to this email. You have my word we won’t rest until we’ve made things better for you.
I promise you, we can take our parliament back, [name]. We can fight for our future – and win.
In solidarity,
 
Adam Bandt</em>

we’re all gunna die, so gibm us yr munni or at least yr votes plz

Makka
Makka
May 11, 2024 4:29 pm

So, again, what does these people have to gain with the corporate governance we have today?

Influence, power, money, favours. Powerful stimulants to their egos and sense of elitism. No real convictions other than to rigorous self interest. There is no collateral damage that matters enough to change their mind set.

cohenite
May 11, 2024 4:40 pm

 So he was extremely intelligent, but look at this pic. How does someone of his intellect put his arm around a disgusting, lowlife pos? Maybe we aren’t half as smart as we think we are.

You raise a good point head prefect: why do intelligent people support obvious bullshit: like biden, climate change and all aspects of wokism.

One reason is ego. A lot of smart people put their sense of self on the line in supporting shit issues so when legitimate criticism of these issues occurs they are personally insulted. They simply can’t divorce their emotions and virtue from the failed issue. Another aspect of leftism is that they are more prone to tribalism where the rules of the tribe take precedence; in that respect the smart ones think they are the tribal leaders; at least until the knock on the door occurs. Which brings me to the final point: cognitive dissonance. Smart lefties are so arrogant they can never believe they will be negatively affected by their stupid virtue crusades.

Vicki
Vicki
May 11, 2024 4:50 pm

It looks like Pfizer set aside a “special” batch of vaccine for their employees.
Bast—ds!

There’s been another internal email leak from a Pfizer ‘whistleblower’ to top off the testimony from Pfizer reps to Senator Malcolm Roberts at a recent Senate hearing in Australia. 

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
May 11, 2024 4:55 pm

You only have a day to spend in NY. Where do you go?
Not me but a relative who will be visiting Princeton in July.

JC
JC
May 11, 2024 5:08 pm

Rooster

Port Authority Bus Terminal. It’s supposedly a great place to hang out.

Johnny Rotten
May 11, 2024 5:10 pm

It’s a SH*T Show

More Danger Dan –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZLCpI5iJpg

local oaf
May 11, 2024 5:23 pm

So, again, what does these people have to gain with the corporate governance we have today?

Money is enough of a motive.

Capitalists have been industriously selling Lenin the rope for over a hundred years now. They have no motive to stop!

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 11, 2024 5:24 pm

Depends what you’re looking for…

Just a day? Empire State Bldg and/or Brooklyn Bridge. Can spend a lot of time queuing to go up to the top.

JC
JC
May 11, 2024 5:28 pm

rooster, on a serious note

Okay

start with a walk around Wall Street. Old Wall Street no longer exists, but it’s good to see the old buildings.

Then,Subway ride to Soho and walk the cobbled streets.

I’m not sure what comes first —WestVillage and or Soho, but do a walk around both.

if there’s time go and have a look at the Hudson River after the West Village

Go up the Empire State Building

Walk along 5th Ave from the low 40s to 59th then through Central. Arrive at the Met and do a tour. After, walk along Park Ave towards midtown and get a feel for the Upper East Side

its a busy schedule so some of these things could be cut out.

oh and a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge is fun.
there are also boat rides along either the Hudson or East River with a good view of the city.
pick choose as what I’d do.

calli
calli
May 11, 2024 5:32 pm

Start early – catch the ferry to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Subway to Brooklyn, walk back in on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Chrysler Building – up to the roof, shorter queues, get a great view of the skyline.

Whew! If you still have some energy left, toddle on up to Central Park, walk through to the Natural History Museum and the Met Gallery.

Collapse into a bar or a deli. Back to hotel and sleep the sleep of the good and the just.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
May 11, 2024 5:32 pm

JC,
You replied as I expected. No problem as clearly your nature.
Now try to put your nice guy hat on and make a genuine suggestion.
Iconic food place ? A deli or famous cafe ? No Michelin star required.
Come on I know you can come up with something.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 11, 2024 5:33 pm

WA Premier Roger Cook says Federal Government support for farmers ‘not good enough’ after live export to endJake DietschThe West Australian
Sat, 11 May 2024 11:00AM

Premier Roger Cook has blasted the Albanese Government over its lack of support for WA farmers after Agriculture Minister Murray Watt revealed the live sheep trade would end in four years.
The May 1, 2028 deadline is being coupled with a $107 million plan to “transition” the industry, with legislation set to be introduced to parliament before the Federal election next year.
Nationals Leader David Littleproud said the Coalition will maintain the live sheep trade if it wins the next Federal election, which must be held by May 2025.
Mr Watt said the announcement delivered on an election commitment to phase out the trade after “years of community concern”.

Fight you bastards, fight. I hate peace. That’s what happen when you go slobbering after the inner City Greens vote.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
May 11, 2024 5:34 pm

The UN would have just trashed its reputation – if it hadn’t been totally trashed already.

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