Open Thread – Mon 20 May 2024


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Zatara
Zatara
May 22, 2024 3:49 am

The US, as well as Russia and Israel, are not parties to the Rome Statute/ICC. They felt that the prosecutor for such a court would possess too much unchecked power to make politically motivated prosecutions, such as she is doing now.

What actions might the US take at this point? Difficult to say since Biden already soiled his bed by encouraging an arrest warrant be issued for Putin (for alleged war crimes in Ukraine). That pissed away any legitimacy he might have in whinging about any other politically inspired warrants.

In any case, the US doesn’t have a dog in the fight regarding the legitimacy of the ICC as little it could do now would de-legitimize the ICC more than refusing to be a party to the Rome Statute/ICC in the first place. But hey, I’d never bet against Biden managing to find a way to make things worse.

Tom
Tom
May 22, 2024 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
May 22, 2024 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
May 22, 2024 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
May 22, 2024 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
May 22, 2024 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
May 22, 2024 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
May 22, 2024 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
May 22, 2024 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
May 22, 2024 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
May 22, 2024 4:08 am
Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 22, 2024 4:21 am

Thanks Tom. Love the Gary Varvel one.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
May 22, 2024 4:22 am

The Australian scientist is Edward Holmes of Sydney Uni who was deeply involved in the lab leak cover up with Fauci and his closest mates. Yet still been receiving Australian Government grants.
Also worked for CDC China.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 22, 2024 4:24 am

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Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 22, 2024 4:27 am

Rolls Royce getting into SMRs with this pilot programme –

Rolls-Royce signs £15m deal to test mini-nuclear reactors in Sheffield, England, UK.

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/rolls-royce-signs-15m-deal-121646920.html

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 22, 2024 4:46 am

The 2020 Coup – Will they Do It Again in 2024?

How the 2020 Election Was Really Rigged – Will 2024 be a Repeat?

This is a special investigation into the truth behind the rigging of the 2020 election that has nothing to do with voting machines and double counting. That gets you nowhere, and it was a master distraction from the core of everything – the manipulation of the January 6th count that was in direct conflict with the Constitution as Pelosi used COVID rules to prevent the gathering of the Senate and the House as specified in the Constitution and the suppression of any challenge to six states.

Here is the documented evidence that even covers the FBI admitting that they had so many people in the crowd they could not even say how many. The storming of the proceeding was NOT to benefit Trump but to benefit Biden by ensuring that there would be no objections when all the studies confirmed that neither masks nor social distancing reduced COVID. Still, it was used by Pelosi to hold the most unprecedented count of any president in the history of the United States.

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/products_services/products/the-2020-coup-will-they-do-it-again-in-2024/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2024 5:45 am

Tim Pool

I knew Bidenflation was bad but I didn’t realize how bad

https://x.com/Timcast/status/1792901648873930861

?

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2024 5:57 am

Taibbi flags a body of work showing how the blob is planning to combat social media during the upcoming election.
I’ll share what I can when it comes out.

Sources tell me at least two different active groups are working on political content moderation programs for the November election that tactically would go a step or two beyond what we observed with groups like Stanford’s Election Integrity Partnership, proposing not just deamplification or removals, but fakery, use of bots, and other “offensive” forms of manipulation.

KevinM
KevinM
May 22, 2024 6:15 am

One for Arky

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rosie
rosie
May 22, 2024 6:16 am

It’s like he didn’t know it was going to happen.
Tell me he didn’t go there to treat wounded terrorists.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-05-21/australian-volunteer-doctor-stranded-in-gaza/103869076

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rosie
rosie
May 22, 2024 6:23 am

I guess that’s why they tell you to always wesr your seatbelt. But if you out of your seat, you’re in trouble. Dead passenger suspected to have had a heart attack.
https://www.9news.com.au/world/passenger-dies-singapore-airlines-flight-from-london-plane-emergency/7e6480ac-852c-4ca4-ae03-c58cd0cbeb25

132andBush
132andBush
May 22, 2024 6:35 am

It’s like he didn’t know it was going to happen.

Tell me he didn’t go there to treat wounded terrorists.

Track down his SM profile.

Also; heaps of “starving” people in those photos. Check out the mother.

rosie
rosie
May 22, 2024 6:46 am

Is this him? Dr al-Beiruti sounds more likely to be Lebanese than Iraqi.
https://www.alislamacademy.org/about

Top Ender
Top Ender
May 22, 2024 6:47 am

Anyone got a recommendation for the best SIM for Europe?

After our Optus Global Roaming experiences last year I’m tempted to avoid them.

Cassie of Sydney
May 22, 2024 6:58 am

On Monday, Colonel Richard Kemp and the AJA (Australian Jewish Association) visited the colonialist settler Palestine encampment at Sydney University….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArLmYC5Qp_o

So, lets get this straight, Sydney University security stand back, do nothing and allow the racist Jew hating pro-Palestinian and leftist scum free rein to spruik their genocidal taunts and set up filthy encampments on state government public land but the same security appear very quickly to stop Kemp and the AJA from filming their visit and ask them to leave!

LOL.

Our taxes at work. Mark Slug Scott, long known to be a verminous parasitic creature, a slug constantly awarded cosy and very plum tax-payer funded sinecures by various Liberal state and federal governments, positions such as heading up the ABC (and finally destroying it), to being appointed by the Baird government to head the NSW Department of Education, to being appointed vice-chancellor of Sydney University, is refusing to step in and remove this Jew hating encampment, and Slug Scot is now an expert on free speech, lecturing us mere mortals that ‘phrases such as “intifada” and “From the river to the sea” are open to different interpretation.

Sure Slug, just like a ‘swastika’ at a far-left pro-Palestine rally is ‘open to different interpretations’, just like the posters comparing Jews to garbage are ‘open to different interpretations’.

Joseph Goebbels would have approved of Mark Slug Scott.

Australia in 2024.

And never forget, this same Slug Scott has never been confronted about what he new about the scandals at Knox Grammar but then, silly me, Slug Scott is not a Catholic priest.

Harlequin Decline
May 22, 2024 7:01 am

The bike ride took us from Blois to Amboise to Vouvray to Amboise to Chenoceaux to Cours-Cheveny to Chambord and then back to Blois.

 Distances were only 40-50km per day so I was dismissive about the effort involved. However the rented bike was heavy, the panniers didn’t help and neither did the drag from the dynamo on the front wheel.  My partner wisely opted for an electric bike and I struggled to keep up with her.

The Loire was in flood as was a major tributary the Cher so the bike track had stretches of water.  After nearly toppling in one of the longer and deeper inundations we subsequently detoured around the more menancing looking ones . 

In particular we didn’t want to find out what happens to an electric bike when submerged, nothing good I assume.

 It had rained every day for the last 3 months so the vineyards looked soggy with water pooled around the vines, I think the middle Loire vintage will be a bit merde this year.

Very impressed by 2 of the chateaus-Chenonceaux (picture attached) and Chambord. The latter was the brainchild of King Francis the first who wanted something that resembled the skyline of Constantinople. He got his wish.

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Harlequin Decline
May 22, 2024 7:11 am

And here’s the Chambord Chateau.

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rosie
rosie
May 22, 2024 7:13 am

Bloise had a little resistance museum with iirc bits of a downed allied bomber and a concentration camp inmate’s uniform.
Well worth a visit.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 22, 2024 7:15 am

Rosie I liked the bit in his bio about studying I slam sciences under scholars. Lesson 1, hate Jews. Lesson 2, hate Jews, blame Jews. Lesson 3, hate Jews, blame Jews, kill Jews. Lesson 4, hate Jews,blame Jews, kill Jews, its not our fault, we’re the victims of oppressive colonialism, we’ve always been here, give us everything we want, we’re starving including all those fatties over there, help me strap on this suicide vest to stupid monohammad who wants to kill Jews. Yep, I slam science studies. You can’t beat it.

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Harlequin Decline
May 22, 2024 7:16 am

Top Ender,

I bought a Lyca SIM in Amsterdam, 30 Euro for 30 days and good for almost all Europe with unlimited data and calls.

bons
bons
May 22, 2024 7:19 am

RE the F111 comments above, it always amused me when you would be droning along in your bug smasher and ATC would announce low level jet routes for the 111’s as lat/long and time turning points. By the time the announcement was finished I wouldn’t have found my pencil.

I had an earnest young instructor once threaten to fail my check ride because I hadn’t preplotted the F111 low level jet routes from the NOTAMS. A good glare and he decided otherwise.

Harlequin Decline
May 22, 2024 7:28 am

Rosie,

I think the Bishop’s palace in Chartres you stayed in is now the Musee des Beaux-Arts .

They had a Monet on display but apart from that they didnt have much of interest.

Cassie of Sydney
May 22, 2024 7:32 am

By the way, I watched Bronwyn Bishop last night on Sky. For all her faults, she was and remains a true conservative, she was always of the right. Her ilk are now sadly gone from the Liberal Party, thanks to Turdbull and Scumbag. But as Bronwyn Bishop said last night, when Australia under the Howard government (of course), in a move instigated by Dolly Downer, signed this country up to the ICC, she fought tooth and nail against it.

Last night she reiterated how right she was at the time and how she remains right and as she said, whilst it is nice to hear Dolly Downer’s condemnation of the ICC’s move against Israel, all of this was inevitable and we should exit the organisation pronto.

rosie
rosie
May 22, 2024 7:45 am

HD no it’s still a guest house, it had an amazing history and it looks like the family that own it have now made the garden accessible to guests.
https://maisonailleurs.com/en/decouvrir-maison-ailleurs/

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2024 7:51 am

The Margin Call column reports Albo dined at Justin’s new place Good Luck on Tuesday.
Menu attached.

https://merivale.com/venues/good-luck/menu/?menu=food

I haven’t been there yet.
If it’s anything like Mr Wong, serving size has become incredibly small over the past year or so.

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 22, 2024 8:01 am

Hun just now:

At least eight of the 56 Australians on-board the Singapore Airlines flight have been injured and are being treated in a hospital in Bangkok, the government has confirmed.

A British passenger died and more than 30 people were taken to hospital, seven with critical injuries, after Singapore Airlines Flight SQ321 experienced severe turbulence and plunged 6000ft in five minutes, sending passengers crashing into the ceiling.

lotocoti
lotocoti
May 22, 2024 8:13 am

I guess that’s why they tell you to always wear your seatbelt…

Per 9 news:
the plane apparently dropped 6000 feet in a few minutes…
Per the Daily Mail it:
plummeted an astonishing 6,000ft in just five minutes…
What’s the point of subbing a script if you don’t understand what you’re reading?
Minutes and seconds aside, the cause is, of course, obvious.

Zatara
Zatara
May 22, 2024 8:25 am

U.S.-Built Pier in Gaza an Epic Failure

Reuters is reporting that most of the aid coming into Gaza from the U.S. military’s pier since Saturday was stolen by Palestinians as it made its journey to the UN’s warehouse in nearby Deir El Balah.

11 trucks out of 16 trucks were cleaned out on Saturday.

How did this happen? Incredibly, the UN didn’t think about securing the aid trucks until after the aid had been stolen. a UN official told Reuters. “They just basically mounted on the trucks and helped themselves to some of the food parcels.”

Hamas has been stealing up to 60% of the aid entering the Gaza Strip, and a Channel 12 report last week revealed that the terrorist organization has made at least $500 million in profit off humanitarian aid since the start of the war on Oct. 7.

Crossie
Crossie
May 22, 2024 8:31 am

Hamas has been stealing up to 60% of the aid entering the Gaza Strip, and a Channel 12 report last week revealed that the terrorist organization has made at least $500 million in profit off humanitarian aid since the start of the war on Oct. 7.

Yet the aid workers saw nothing, cue Sergeant Schultz.

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Indolent
Indolent
May 22, 2024 8:46 am
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 22, 2024 8:52 am

Interesting news report.

‘We were all duped’ | Report: Egypt changed terms of Gaza ceasefire deal (22 May)

Egyptian intelligence quietly changed the terms of a ceasefire proposal that Israel had already signed off on earlier this month, ultimately scuttling a deal that could have released hostages and Palestinian Arab prisoners, and set a pathway to temporarily end the fighting in Gaza, CNN reported on Tuesday, citing three people familiar with the discussions.

The ceasefire agreement that Hamas said on May 6 it had agreed to was not what the Qataris or the Americans believed had been submitted to Hamas for a potential final review, the sources told the network.

Three sources familiar with the matter told CNN that a senior Egyptian intelligence official named Ahmed Abdel Khalek was responsible for making the changes. Abdel Khalek is a senior deputy to the Egyptian intelligence chief Abbas Kamel, who has been Burns’ counterpart in leading Egypt’s mediation in the ceasefire talks.

One source familiar with the negotiations said Abdel Khalek told the Israelis one thing and Hamas another. More of Hamas’ demands were inserted into the original framework that Israel had tacitly agreed to in order to secure Hamas’ approval, the source said. But the other mediators were not informed, nor were the Israelis.

Sounds like Egypt has their own deep state, and that the Muslim Brotherhood hasn’t gone away. By changing the deal like this either the terms would be extremely favourable to MB-linked Hamas or the Israelis would be blamed for walking away from it, which they ultimately did.

Indolent
Indolent
May 22, 2024 8:53 am
Indolent
Indolent
May 22, 2024 8:54 am
Indolent
Indolent
May 22, 2024 8:56 am
Indolent
Indolent
May 22, 2024 9:00 am

@LauraLoomer

I told you all @RonDeSantis had advance Knowledge of the FBI raid on Mar a Lago!

It came out today in newly unsealed court documents that the FBI authorized “deadly force” to be used against President Trump and his family during the raid on his home in August 2022!

Essentially, this means @RonDeSantis had advance knowledge of a possible assassination attempt of President Trump by the Biden regime and FBI!

Sick. Totally disqualifying!!!!

Indolent
Indolent
May 22, 2024 9:02 am
Indolent
Indolent
May 22, 2024 9:03 am
Indolent
Indolent
May 22, 2024 9:04 am
Indolent
Indolent
May 22, 2024 9:18 am
Roger
Roger
May 22, 2024 9:22 am

I’m wondering if the CSIRO economists factored maintenance and replacement costs into their calculations on nuclear v/ renewables?

Windmills, solar panels and batteries have comparatively short operating life-spans (c. 20 years with proper maintenance), whereas a new nuclear plant could function for up to 80 years, about four times as long as wind turbine “farms” or solar panel arrays, which have to be multiplied many times over across the land with battery storage to produce the electricity required and still require “firming”.

And what about sticking with coal? 😀

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Crossie
Crossie
May 22, 2024 9:28 am

Indolent

 May 22, 2024 9:18 am

EPA’s Clean Power Plan Rule Prioritizes Net-Zero Over Grid Reliability

Why do I suspect that people who advocate this state of affairs live in compounds with diesel power generators?

Crossie
Crossie
May 22, 2024 9:40 am

dover0beach

 May 22, 2024 9:32 am

So who will head WEF next?

Kevin Rudd? Julia Gillard? Julie Bishop?

It will probably have to be a billionaire so my money is on Bill Gates.

shatterzzz
May 22, 2024 9:41 am

So who will head WEF next?

The short priced favourite (media-wize) is wokeness personified ..
TONY BLAIR ..

Roger
Roger
May 22, 2024 9:41 am

So who will head WEF next?

Tony Blair has already put his hand up.

Chuckle.

Mind you, it’s a family business.

Roger
Roger
May 22, 2024 9:42 am

SNAP, shatterzzz!

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
May 22, 2024 9:44 am

Sticking with coal is sensible. Just ask the Chinese.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 22, 2024 9:46 am

Andrew Giles’s soft touch for non-citizen criminals helped release alleged killer from detention

  • EXCLUSIVE

By paul garvey

  • Senior Reporter
  • 8:57AM May 22, 2024

A ministerial direction issued by Immigration Minister Andrew Giles was central to prompting a tribunal to order the release of an immigration detainee and domestic violence perpetrator who then went on to allegedly murder a man on Mother’s Day.
Sudan-born Emmanuel Saki, 29, has been charged with murder over the stabbing death of 22-year-old Bosco Minyurano on May 12. The incident took place just weeks after he was freed from immigration detention after the Administrative Appeals Tribunal overturned a 2019 decision to strip him of his visa.
The reasons handed down by AAT deputy president Stephen Boyle to explain his decision found that “considerable” weight needed to be given to the fact that Saki had been living in Australia during and since his formative years. Saki had arrived in Australia in 2006, when he was 12 years old.
The provision requiring decision-makers to show a higher level of tolerance for criminal conduct by non-citizens who have lived in Australia from a very young age was introduced under Mr Giles’ Direction 99, which came into effect on 23 January last year.
The provisions offering greater protection for criminal non-citizens who had resided in Australia since their childhoods were introduced shortly before a visit to Australia by New Zealand’s then-prime minister Chris Hipkins in early February 2023.
His predecessor Jacinda Ardern had long been critical of Australia’s preparedness to deport back to New Zealand offenders who had spent the bulk of their lives in Australia, and the new provision was seen among those in the immigration space as a measure designed to address those concerns.

shatterzzz
May 22, 2024 9:48 am

which suggests that Qatar and the US are indeed pretty fed up with both Hamas and the Egyptians.

Until Qatar kicks them out (Turkey will take ’em cos Iran wouldn’t dare .. LOL!) or turns a blind eye to a Mossad “visit” then Qatar is all mouth and no action ……
Qatar is squirming atop the fence .. something they can get away with cos Brandon but won’t pass the pub-test when the God Emperor returns ……

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shatterzzz
May 22, 2024 9:54 am

The reasons handed down by AAT deputy president Stephen Boyle to explain his decision found that “considerable” weight needed to be given to the fact that Saki had been living in Australia during and since his formative years. Saki had arrived in Australia in 2006, when he was 12 years old.

How does how long you’ve resided in Oz mitigate any criminal act ..?
Based on this fool, Boyle’s, logic I would be immune from any untoward act I may commit .. cos been here since 1967 …….
Boyle’s a furglewit and also indirectly responsible for someone’s death ..!

Figures
Figures
May 22, 2024 9:57 am

It’s amazing Cassie with the ICC. How do the Liberals never stop and think “hmmm, why would Labor and Greens support this if it was a good idea given every last one of them are disgusting psychopaths who want to destroy civilisation?”

Policy really isn’t hard. Ask Adam Bandt his opinion and then do the opposite. And then throw greenies in prison and tell them they are there because the “science” says they are superspreaders of some Chinese virus. And tell them they can’t have any lighting in their cells or hot food because it hurts Gaia.

shatterzzz
May 22, 2024 10:01 am

Put this up yesterday morning, not quite relevant today, but for some reason beyond me it was blocked .. meant I could read it but no one else could .. weird …!

As a recovering alcoholic (44 years, Aug 1980) I fail to see the difference between gambling & alcoholism .. If your caught in either spiral the only answer is YOU .. No one forces you to do either ..!
In my case, I simply lost control of an “enjoyment” and the downhill trip to sleeping rough & sampling “meths” was fairly rapid .. Fortunately, for me nature intervened, 10 years late, and a Cirrhosis of the Liver diagnosis meant .. quit or die .. I made the quit choice but could just as easily gone the other way .. in other wordz .. my own decision made the difference ..!
Very few, if any, quit either alcohol or gambling cos gummint issues warnings .. we don’t read/watch current affairs .. we drink/gamble .. it consumes your life & wallet .. it’s your reason to struggle thru another day …..
For 44 years I’ve seen & read all the don’t drink paraphanalia they trot out but there is still the, occasional, day that I ponder “should I, one won’t hurt” before opening a can of soft drink & muttering, “F**k off” ………….! .. The trick is to never be fooled into forgetting the word, RECOVERING, cos you ain’t ever cured …….!
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-05-21/lotteries-scratchies-increasing-availability-normalises-gambling/103858088

mem
mem
May 22, 2024 10:01 am

According to separate reports on the ABC web news Snowy 2 will cost $12 billion to finish and a nuclear plant will cost $8.5 billion. Any sane government would halt Snowy 2.00 now and put the remainder of the money into nuclear. At least nuclear would be generating power.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 22, 2024 10:23 am

Couple of bites this morning.

CSIRO is a captured organisation. Reports outcomes were likely written before and the rest structured around that. Rog, bet your bottom dollar subsidies or even manufacturing carbon footprint wasn’t even considered for solar/wind. I still hear the lie that the fuel rebate for mines is a subsidy so people actually believe this rubbish.

Stephen Boyle of the AAT is another reason once all paths have come to an end with courts/tribunals, that the buck needs to stop with the minister for entrants who are not even residents. Immi minister should be able to make an executive decision that is untouchable by activist judicious types on this one. Yes there are dangers but the present system is captured by a noisy minority in advocacy and not serving us at all. Of course probably won’t happen under an ALP Gov and a minute chance under a Dutton Gov. They seem to be pretty quick trying to deport expat Pom’s who have been here since childhood on admin grounds.

My 2c worth as usual the left is well ahead of the bell curve and getting a groundwork of precedents laid down for when the Government changes, reintroduces/strengthens the laws or deporting crim’s (Not just Maori bikies).

Anyway off to Melbourne soon. Have great day.

Zippster
Zippster
May 22, 2024 10:27 am

SpaceX successfully conducted its first video call using Starlink Direct-to-Cell technology, marking a significant milestone in satellite communication. The demonstration involved a call made from an unmodified mobile phone, showcasing the potential for direct satellite connectivity without the need for special hardware. This achievement is part of SpaceX’s broader efforts to expand global internet access through its Starlink satellite network. The company plans to launch the service commercially with T-Mobile later this year, aiming to provide connectivity in remote and underserved areas.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 22, 2024 10:39 am

Giles is a poisonous soft handed scion of privilege. What is it with posh skools and ultra leftists?

cohenite
May 22, 2024 10:41 am

Highlights for me in the ongoing shit against Trump:

1 The Mar-a-Lago raid was authorised to use deadly force by Garland/biden/obama. That is they were authorised to kill Trump and his family. The instructions to the FBI to use lethal force against Trump and his security is discussed here at about 6m 20 sec; this is beyond the pale: https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/15.0.3/svg/1f6a8.svgBiden To Be CHARGED After He Told FBI To Use DEADLY FORCE On Donald & Melania Trump At Mar-a-Lago (youtube.com)

2 Merchan has prevented the US electoral commissioner from testifying that the NDA was not illegal and has directed the jury that they can find a verdict of guilty for different crimes if they can’t all agree on one crime.

It should be a rule of thumb that when people are trying to kill/ruin/destroy you that if they fail and you get in a position to reciprocate you should. These scum against Trump should be nuked. Reciprocal justice originated in  the Code of Hammurabi and is referred to in both the Old and New Testaments so it is based on good authority.

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lotocoti
lotocoti
May 22, 2024 10:48 am

Tony Blair heading the WEF would be a perfect fit.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 22, 2024 10:54 am

So who will head WEF next?

Some guy called Klaus Schwab.

A WEF spokesman told the website that the Forum will be changing its governance structure and that as a result, Schwab “will transition from Executive Chairman to Chairman of the Board of Trustees” by the start of next year.

Sounds like a way to keep the reins while reducing his workload.

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Miltonf
Miltonf
May 22, 2024 10:57 am

What on old fiend the dirty grub polluting the WH is.

billie
billie
May 22, 2024 11:05 am

ABC reporting on gambling .. ?

What hypocrits.

My impression was they were all for it.

Watch what happens every year around Melbourne Cup time with the ABC in Melbourne, they have even broadcast from Flemington racetrack regulalry at taxpayer expense. They have a wow of a time during the entire event, 2 weeks worth I believe.

Years ago I remember Jon Faine (commentator/entertainer) raving about how wonderful it all was.

If that’s not the national broadcaster promoting gambling, what is? (rhetorical question, requires no answer)

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 22, 2024 11:16 am

It’s a tough job but someone has to do it.

‘Preschool for snowflakes’: public servants play Lego to ‘de-stress’ (Tele, paywalled)

Some of Canberra’s vast army of public servants are enjoying respite from their stressful office jobs by playing Lego.

Oh well, maybe they’ll learn some engineering skills. Stranger things have happened.

Zatara
Zatara
May 22, 2024 11:18 am

The Mar-a-Lago raid was authorised to use deadly force by Garland/biden/obama.

Yes, and that specifically included an authorization to engage Trump’s Secret Service protective detail.

One has to wonder what in God’s name was running through their bent excuses for minds because if you wanted a hot civil war in the US that’s a damned good way to start it.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2024 11:34 am

Marty and former Senator Reynolds look set to send some heads rolling down St Georges Tce. Nothing WA lawyers like more than serving it up to the wise men of the East. Suspect Brittany and the Liars are joined at the hip at this point. Dave’s folded.

Anders
Anders
May 22, 2024 11:41 am

According to separate reports on the ABC web news Snowy 2 will cost $12 billion to finish and a nuclear plant will cost $8.5 billion. Any sane government would halt Snowy 2.00 now and put the remainder of the money into nuclear. At least nuclear would be generating power.

When announced by Turnbull in 2017 Snowy 2.0 was to cost $2 billion, now it’s $12 billion. By the time it’s complete (if it ever is) it will probably be even more than that. We could have started work on a nuclear plant back in 2017 instead of pouring money into a hole in a mountain.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 22, 2024 11:51 am

Great moments in local government.

Indiana Court Rules Burritos and Tacos Qualify as Sandwiches (21 May)

The restrictions imposed by the Commitment became new zoning rules for these tracts. Specifically, the Commitment bars “restaurants, including fast food-style restaurants,” except for the following:

A sandwich bar-style restaurant whose primary business is to sell “made-to-order” or “subway-style” sandwiches (which by way of example includes, but is not limited to, “Subway” or “Jimmy John’s”, but expressly excludes traditional fast food restaurants such as “McDonalds”, “Arbys” and “Wendys”), provided that any such restaurant shall not have outdoor seating or drive?through service….

One of the businesses Quintana recruited as a tenant for the new development is a Famous Taco establishment—a Mexican restaurant that (as the name implies) serves tacos and burritos.

He won his case! Perhaps local government pollies should be asked “what is a sandwich?” as well as “what is a woman?”

UK supermarket torn down after it’s built just five feet too high (21 May)

A near-complete supermarket constructed on the site of an old pub is to be torn down because it was built FIVE FEET higher than it was supposed to be. …

And it said the developers had dropped almost all eco-friendly measures that had been agreed.

I can see why that’d piss off council green progressives. How dare you! On the other hand it offers an opportunity for Elon: as soon as he has Spaceship working he can do a B-Ark for insufferable council nazis.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 22, 2024 11:52 am

Howard should be ashamed of himself for inflicting Trumble on the country

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 22, 2024 11:58 am

Howard should be ashamed of himself. FIFY.
He has so much to be ashamed of.

shatterzzz
May 22, 2024 12:00 pm

The “power” struggle .. LOL!

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Vicki
Vicki
May 22, 2024 12:07 pm

We regularly travel the Great Western Hwy between Sydney across the NSW Blue Mtns. It continues to astonish us that, since the decision of the NSW govt to discontinue the plan to construct a tunnel to relieve the congestion and open up the West the focus has been on increasing lanes in bottle neck locations. Worse, the construction sites employs enormous numbers of workers and huge numbers of earthmoving vehicles that seemingly shift the dirt from one location to another. I am no engineer, but husband is, and he is aghast at the number of workers and machinery which will seemingly construct bottlenecks which will only exacerbate congestion.

BTW we see this multiplication of road workers on Council projects in our rural area as well. Husband reckons it is because of the plethora of regulations that generate underemployed workers.

We are doomed, says Hanrahan. But Hanrahan is frequently right.

Lysander
Lysander
May 22, 2024 12:07 pm
Salvatore - Iron Publican
May 22, 2024 12:10 pm

When announced by Turnbull in 2017 Snowy 2.0 was to cost $2 billion, now it’s $12 billion. 

It is my understanding that this is representative of Turnbull’s grasp on economics.
Apparently his grasp of economics (as aptly demonstrated in Snowy 2.0) is many times superior to his grasp of management (i.e. making things happen)

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Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 22, 2024 12:13 pm

Cute owl for Cohenite.

Marjorie Taylor Greene vs a lefty Princeton professor (21 May)

She has muscles where I only imagine that I could have muscles.

Cassie of Sydney
May 22, 2024 12:21 pm

I think it was last year when Craig Foster succeeded the amphibian of Mosman’s other half as chairperson of the Australian Republican Movement. To be honest, not being a follower of the boring game (apologies to those here that like the game), I had not heard of ‘Craig Foster’. How someone like him gets invited onto media platforms to opine on stuff he has zero idea about mystifies me. It really is a sad indictment as to how low grade and adolescent much public commentary is in this country. I’ve watched Foster on television and he strikes me as dim, duplicitous and quite frankly…….creepy. So bad is Foster that it takes a lot, and I mean a lot, to make the amphibian of Mosman’s other half look half decent but Foster has managed that spectacularly.

In the meantime, hats off to Nova Peris……

Olympian and former Labor senator Nova Peris says her relationship with fellow co-chair of the Australian Republic Movement Craig Foster was “no longer workable”, in an emotional interview where she said she had a duty as an Aboriginal person to stand up against all forms of racial discrimination.

On Tuesday Ms Peris said she was unable to continue in her role after Foster published an open letter to FIFA and Football Australia calling for Australia to back the suspension of Israel from international football.

Mr Foster responded on Wednesday, saying: “Nova Peris is entitled to her views, as we all are. For reasons that are her own, she has decided that Australians should not be talking about the devastating human rights impacts of the conflict in Gaza.”

She took umbrage with his suggestion that she was telling Australians not to speak up about the conflict in Gaza, saying it was “untrue”.

“Now that’s untrue. I went to Israel. I saw it for myself .. the atrocities of October 7 have never left my mind after bearing witness and speaking to families who still have hostages that are being held by Hamas,” she told Sydney’s 2gb radio.

“Absolutely everyone should have a moral obligation to be speaking out how people are treated… but when people are using the word genocide and apartheid.”

“I have a duty I feel as an Aboriginal person who has always stood against all forms of racial discrimination, and I hate the rise of antisemitism in this country and I feel for the Jewish people and everyone who has been affected … It’s not good for our future generations to see this kind of hatred towards a race of people.”

Ms Peris said this hatred was “making this country really ugly”.

She said while his comments were not made on behalf of the Republican movement, Mr Foster was “associating himself with people who have such hatred of this country”.

“Well when you have people like the Australian Palestinian Advocacy Network, Nasser Mashni, holding up Craig’s commentary and saying thank you Craig Foster, brilliant what you’re doing to attempt to ban Israel from soccer.

“A few weeks ago he came out and said Israel and Australia share two things in common aside from being a shithole racist settler colony, they also have the highest incidence of skin cancer.”

“You get these Palestinian people who are burning flags but also holding up signs that say ‘kill the Australian in your head’ so Craig is associating himself with people who have such a hatred of this country … I love this country.”

“It wasn’t workable for us going forward because I disagree with many of the things where he stands.

She said she was still very passionate about the Republican movement in Australia.

Crossie
Crossie
May 22, 2024 12:50 pm

It should be a rule of thumb that when people are trying to kill/ruin/destroy you that if they fail and you get in a position to reciprocate you should. These scum against Trump should be nuked. Reciprocal justice originated in the Code of Hammurabi and is referred to in both the Old and New Testaments so it is based on good authority.

I still think Trump will wimp out on getting his revenge but he should still do it for all those people who vote for him. At least he must pardon all J6 prisoners and assign a $1 million in compensation to every one who was monstered over it. Next he must prosecute all those who prosecuted the J6 people. He should be able to do that as it falls under federal law jurisdiction.

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JC
JC
May 22, 2024 12:56 pm

Next he must prosecute all those who prosecuted the J6 people. He should be able to do that as it falls under federal law jurisdiction.

Wait, prosecute them in federal court in DC? ROFL

bons
bons
May 22, 2024 12:58 pm

Bugger. There I was hoping that Schwab had been afflicted by something disgusting and outrageously painful. But no.

Am I a bad person?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 22, 2024 1:01 pm

No. Next question.

Will government investment make green hydrogen a reality in Australia? (TechXplore, 21 May)

Under Climateworks’ modeling for a 1.5°C scenario, local renewable hydrogen production could grow steadily until 2030 and then accelerate rapidly to 2045.

In your dreams climate idiot peoples. Here’s who they are:

Kylie Turner

System Lead, Sustainable Economies, Climateworks Centre

Luke Brown

Head of Policy and Engagement, Climateworks Centre

Yep, you guessed it, despite green hydrogen being ludicrously uneconomic they did a modeling exercise to “prove” what they are advocating for. Incestuous much? It’s climate turtles all the way down. I had to look up Climateworks Centre, they’re Monash nutcases. It should be bulldozed and sowed with saltbush. So so many drones.

Rabz
May 22, 2024 1:11 pm

I had not heard of ‘Craig Foster’

I just wish I’d never heard of him. He really is a smug sanctimonious dickhead. Responsible for one of the great lows in Ozzie football televisual “analysis” by laying into a bemused Ange Postecoglou over the latter’s management skills.

Needless to say, Ange has had the last laugh as his management career goes from strength to strength.

Zatara
Zatara
May 22, 2024 1:12 pm

Wait, prosecute them in federal court in DC? ROFL

Does a military tribunal count as a federal court?

Asking for a friend.

shatterzzz
May 22, 2024 1:46 pm

Anyone else here use the NSW Home Nursing Service & find they are alwayz short on equipment/supplies .. No probs with the nurses but 3rd month in a row I’ve had to fork out for stuff (chemist) afterwards that is are part of the “raison d’etre” .. I get one visit a month for one straightforward change procedure and alwayz it’s this or that piece missing .. cos …. short supply ..
I ended up buying one of the items (bulk) on Ebay after today’s visit cos it’s rarely available ….. $20 for a year’s supply from China and NSW Health never seem to have any ..!
Not bank breaking costs but just the bloody nuisance of it .. FFS!

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KevinM
KevinM
May 22, 2024 1:49 pm

There are ‘cat-men’?
Who knew?

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Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 22, 2024 1:50 pm

Newest best friend. Photo not too bad despite a snap shot, since he hadn’t ever seen a camera until this. He’s the last noisy chick before winter.

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Kneel
Kneel
May 22, 2024 1:53 pm

“Wait, prosecute them in federal court in DC? ROFL”

Mayhap there is a black lesbian who can be the “first” to complain and make a case against them for wrongful prosecution. Once the precedent is set…

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 22, 2024 1:56 pm

Heh, I think I just aced the New Catallaxy bad timing comment award.

Roger
Roger
May 22, 2024 1:57 pm

According to separate reports on the ABC web news Snowy 2 will cost $12 billion to finish and a nuclear plant will cost $8.5 billion. Any sane government would halt Snowy 2.00 now and put the remainder of the money into nuclear. At least nuclear would be generating power.

Maladroit Blight Trumble’s original costing was $2bn.

Meanwhile, their ABC reported this morning that tunnel borer Florence has broken again after hitting hard rock, having bored through just 150m of her 15km target after being stuck for 10 months in soft ground.

Kneel
Kneel
May 22, 2024 2:05 pm

“…tunnel borer Florence has broken again after hitting hard rock, having bored through just 150m of her 15km target after being stuck for 10 months in soft ground. “

Clearly, this is baby bear rocker borer – the rock needs to be not too hard, not too soft, but juuust right.

Zippster
Zippster
May 22, 2024 2:06 pm
Dunny Brush
Dunny Brush
May 22, 2024 2:07 pm

Ange Postecoglou is a legend and a rare one respected across all codes. Craig Foster reads out the sports news on SBS who sooks about his sport not being dominant.

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 22, 2024 2:14 pm

Who needs to build bollards any longer to protect pedestrians? Daily Telegraph:

The Brookvale Bus Depot is set to become the first in Sydney to fully support a full fleet of electric powered buses.

Work on the $21 million upgrade, to begin later this year, will include the installation of 16 charging bays.

Transport Minister Jo Haylen also confirmed that the first of 229 new battery electric buses will be joining the Brookvale fleet, operated on behalf of the state government by Keolis Downer Northern Beaches, from next year.

The upgrade is part of Stage 1 of the government’s $3 billion Zero Emission Buses (ZEB) Program, which aims to have about 1700 electric buses across Greater Sydney — in 11 depots — by 2028.

There are currently about 8000 diesel and gas-powered public buses across NSW, but the government wants to convert the state’s whole bus network to zero emission technology by 2047.

Charging bays at Brookvale will be made up of three plug-in chargers and 13 overhead “fast charging” pantographs, making it the first electric bus depot with pantograph charging in Australia.

Ms Haylen pointed out that the ZEB Program’s roll out, which was outlined in the government’s second Bus Taskforce Report, would be supported by the Australian bus manufacturing industry.

It was announced last year that bus builder Custom Denning, based at St Marys, would be providing “Element 2” battery electric buses to Keolis Downer Northern Beaches.

“We want to help create healthier, more liveable communities, which has a sustainable transport network that doesn’t emit harmful carbon emissions,” Ms Haylen said.

“Our aim is to achieve this while supporting local industry and operators, ensuring our zero emissions, hi-tech buses can be built locally – with Stage 1 of the ZEB Program expected to support around 1,400 jobs across the construction, bus assembly, supply chain and manufacturing industries.”

The independent state MP for Wakehurst, Michael Regan, who has been persistently lobbying for an improvement to local bus services, welcomed the depot’s electric upgrade.

“As a regular bus passenger myself, I can’t wait to see the northern beaches’ fleet go electric,” he said.

“Converting the Brookvale depot and its single-deck fleet to battery electric is the first step in the journey towards northern beaches’ buses going electric.

“I can’t wait to be boarding electric buses from next year, and eventually B-Lines as well.

“Having electric buses rolling across the beaches will be a powerful symbol of the sustainable future that awaits us, if we make the right decisions and investments.

“So goodbye noisy polluting buses of the past, hello quiet, clean and modern electric buses of the future.”

Keolis Downer CEO Julien Dehornoy said he was proud to be working with the government to deliver the first depot to be fully converted to electric.

“Electric buses will deliver a more sustainable transport option for the northern beaches’ communities and cements our commitment to support governments across Australia to accelerate the energy transition with large-scale deployments in public transport.” he said.

The depot upgrade announcement comes ahead of a “Warringah & Wakehurst Traffic and Transport Forum” to be hosted by Mr Regan and independent federal MP for Warringah Zali Staggall on Thursday.

It begins at 7pm at Manly Leagues Club, Brookvale and will feature a panel of experts, including NSW Roads Minister John Graham, discussing “traffic and transport challenges” in the wake of the cancellation of the Beaches Link road tunnel.

Could almost detect orgasmic ululations from Mr Reagan and Ms Haylen.
Will there be any charging options along the routes once they go flat?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 22, 2024 2:20 pm

hosted by Mr Regan and independent federal MP for Warringah Zali Staggall

Teals just love making the proles ride around in Gaia chariots.
Seems doubtful she’ll ever be seen commuting in one to Sydney Airport.

Kneel
Kneel
May 22, 2024 2:24 pm

“So goodbye noisy polluting buses of the past, hello quiet, clean and modern electric buses of the future.”

Shirley you mean: goodbye reliable, fast turn-around buses, hello fires you can’t put put out on some of Sydney’s busiest roads.
Nice one.
Glad I’m nowhere near them.
Sad I have to help fund them.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 22, 2024 2:27 pm

This battery shite is so absurd. If they want electric buses put up a pair of overhead wires like Van Ness Ave in san Francisco.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2024 2:29 pm

So who will head WEF next?

I think Damien from the Omen is ready.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2024 2:32 pm

Snowy 2.0 demonstrates how politicians & public servants don’t understand what a stop-loss is.

Kneel
Kneel
May 22, 2024 2:44 pm

“…politicians & public servants don’t understand what a stop-loss is.”

Ah, I see the problem.
You’ve definitely made a mistake there Bern – you’ve mistaken them for people who care.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2024 2:55 pm

Adelaide hospital cost an eye watering 2bill.
Snowy 2.0 will cost 6x.
What a terrible allocation of taxpayer money.
Especially when there is so much freakin’ gas that would keep all but the most retarded greenie happy ready to go.

Arky
May 22, 2024 3:01 pm

This is my last territorial claim in Europe.

-Hitler, 1938.

..

Finland is closing all crossings on the Russian border after accusing Moscow of deliberately helping migrants into the country. 

Seven of eight road posts have already shut over a rise in crossings this month.

The government now says the last, located in the Arctic Circle, will close on Thursday for two weeks.

Around 900 asylum seekers entered Finland from Russia in November, up from fewer than one a day on average.

..

Russian authorities have decided unilaterally to change the country’s maritime borders with Lithuania and Finland in the Baltic Sea, according to a draft government decree published on the legal acts portal, reported The Moscow Times.

The document, prepared by the Russian Defense Ministry, says that Russia intends to declare part of the waters in the eastern Gulf of Finland and territory near the cities of Baltiysk and Zelenogradsk in the Kaliningrad region as its internal waters.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 22, 2024 3:40 pm

Update: Giles currently shortest price to go under the Albo bus. Tip – keep an eye on Dreyfus as a roughie.

Louis Litt
Louis Litt
May 22, 2024 4:38 pm

Cats

Is this the Mcbride Whistle blower who was sentenced to jail for sending out documents that said that Aussie Soldiers were good and decent soldiers and the shit thrown at them is unjustified?

https://youtu.be/VrFs2_uhz-o?si=z2r969EqwwOQJr0_

A leftie is telling me this guy spilled the beans on how bad the Aussie solders are they are criminals and its all a cover up.

Clarification welcomed

Pogria
Pogria
May 22, 2024 4:52 pm

Excellent piece by CBD at ACE.
I have posted it here in full. It is not too long.

“Tribalism? How very unmodern…unsophisticated…ignorant…uneducated!
Don’t we live in a society in which the individual is the highest expression of humanity? Don’t we live in the modern world, which is interconnected with wondrous transportation that will get us anywhere on the planet in a matter of a few hours? And the instantaneous communication available to us is even more amazing! We are connected to everyone, and everyone is connected to us!
Except…October 7th happened, and Jewish Tribalism needs to make a big comeback…and fast.
Demonstrators chanting that Hitler was right…”From The River To The Sea” as a catchphrase…Jews being prevented from walking into campus buildings…Jews unwelcome on the streets of sophisticated European capitals…Jews being killed by protestors… all under cover of many governments’ curious sloth in upholding the law.
And to make matters worse, Israel is being demonized by supposedly sophisticated world organizations like the UN, the ICC, the ICRC, the EU, and dozens more. And the tepid and inconsistent support from the United States, which has traditionally been Israel’s solid ally is calling into question Israel’s position as part of the West’s bulwark against encroaching Islam. Never mind Europe, which is rapidly being subsumed by Islam’s march.
No longer can Jews see ourselves are part of this great experiment in liberal democracy, enlightened self rule, and robust respect for all…because we are being singled out as unworthy of those protections and support!
The message is clear; Jews are not welcome as full members of Western culture because of our connection to our ancestral home. Israel is the modern focus for 2,500 years of Jew-Hate, and the fury with which the world expresses its frustration that it has not disappeared under a tidal wave of Arab and Muslim hatred is on full display.
How to respond? Raise Judaism and Jewish culture above the ephemeral connection to the West. Return to the Tribe. Focus on Jewish culture and the Jewish people before participating in the larger Western culture.
There is a huge amount of overlap, it is not life-changing, but it does require that attention be paid. Jewish businesses require our support. Synagogues require our membership. Jewish culture requires our defense. And most of all…the Jewish people must participate in its own defense and stop relying on a Western culture that is in the process of rejecting us as full-fledged members.
But that does not mean that we are alone. Outside of the tent cities on our campuses and the progressive hell-holes of our cities is a vast and wonderful country that has been steadfast in its support for Israel and Judaism. And they are being confronted by similar pressures, since all religion is under attack.
That Jews, Judaism and Israel are on the battlefront does not mean that people of other faiths are safe. As Islam says…”First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people.”

[Crossposted at CutJibNewsletter]
Posted by CBD at 11:00 AM Comments

Not Uh oh
Not Uh oh
May 22, 2024 5:18 pm

Ha,ha, Chris Kenny playing the old Helen Shapiro song ‘Not Responsible’ as background to his commentary on Albo and company. Very funny and spot-on.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2024 5:38 pm

What TF was Peter Costello thinking.
Wearing black NB sneakers with a suit & tie.

cohenite
May 22, 2024 5:43 pm

Merchan has sent the jury home for 4 days before closing arguments. This is unheard of. The jury will go home to the anti Trump cesspit and forget cohen is a lying turd. Normally the jury is engaged straight after closing arguments and closing arguments follow immediately the end of evidence. This is fuking unbelievable.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 22, 2024 5:51 pm

Labor senator Fatima Payman joins Melbourne uni protest

Under fire Labor senator Fatima Payman has shown up to support University of Melbourne students currently involved in the protest occupying one of the faculty buildings.
Senator Payman last week broke rank with the Labor Party and accused Israel of “genocide” in Gaza and called on the government to sanction Israel.
The WA senator ended a speech last week with the phrase “from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free”, which was the catalyst for the phrase being condemned in a motion in parliament.
It is unknown how much planning went into Senator Payman’s university visit with the senator seen talking with student activist leaders and posing for photos.
In one picture she posed with student protesters in front of a Gaza solidarity encampment sign with her fist raised in the air.
Earlier, activists at the university blocked access to a second building as pro-Palestine protesters continue to disrupt classes.

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 22, 2024 6:05 pm

Mark Robinson in the Hun:

The Hawthorn racism peace talks are on the verge of collapse on the eve of the AFL’s grandest celebration of Indigenous football.

As Richmond and Essendon prepare for Dreamtime at the G on Saturday night, it can be revealed the Hawks racism scandal is destined to be heard in Federal Court, unless there’s a “significant shift” in mediation.

Despite two extensions in the conciliation talks between multiple Indigenous players and their families, the Hawks and their former coaches Alastair Clarkson, Chris Fagan and Jason Burt, the talks are at an impasse over several issues, including compensation.

It’s not one of his opinion pieces which is good because he is a buffoon.
Still maintain that no racism was ever, er, indulged in.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 22, 2024 6:19 pm

‘Health perfessionals’ once again on point (the Tele):

A NSW Health executive has sent an all-staff email in which he praised a Lismore father who killed himself and his two-year-old-son as a “wonderful colleague and beloved friend”.

He forgot to mention ‘murderer of his own son’.

The Daily Telegraph can reveal that NSW Health Clinical Excellence Commission staff received the email on Wednesday, three days after the 38-year-old rigged up a deadly poisoning system to kill himself and his two-year-old son Rowan during a planned custody visit.

After a staff meeting held on Wednesay morning, CEC Director of Information Management Andre Jenkins sent an email to all CEC staff, announcing “support services” available.

And:

Mr Jenkins’ email was slammed by staff as “tone-deaf” for not acknowledging that NSW Police are treating the deaths of Harrison and his son as a tragic murder-suicide.

No. no. Wonderful colleague. Beloved friend, according to this Jenkins chap. A bit of backpedalling from the Minister:

Health Minister Ryan Park said the email was “completely unacceptable” and caused “significant distress to staff”.

“I want to make clear that it does not reflect the views of NSW Health, and that it was not in any way endorsed or authorised by Health,” he said.

Crunching the gears, going into reverse.

The email praised Harrison as “generous with his time”.

“Many of you also shared and memories of Rowan popping up in meetings with his proud dad.”

Forgetful bloke this Jenkins, missing any reference to his ‘beloved friend’ being a child killer.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
May 22, 2024 6:20 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcLk-tvbrl4
Jeff Taylor has a problem with his delivery, but I don’t give a damn.
He speaks the truth.
And this truth is that Europe’s leaders are at war with their people.

rosie
rosie
May 22, 2024 6:24 pm

“Labor senator Fatima Payman joins Melbourne uni protest”
She represents WA but rocks up to a palli protest in Melbourne.
No doubt on the taxpayer dime.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 22, 2024 6:24 pm

The Hawthorn racism peace talks are on the verge of collapse

Good.

I sincerely hope Clarkson, Fagan et al smash this blatant cash grab out of the park.

KevinM
KevinM
May 22, 2024 6:27 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 22, 2024 5:51 pm

Labor senator Fatima Payman

Was thinking, anyone keeping a tab on the numbers of our foreign born reps?

Noticed the same trend in the US and UK, no idea about the EU.

Seems out of proportion, don’t we have enough indigs to front up to the trough?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 22, 2024 6:34 pm

As well as his focus on Israel, Douglas Murray has recently investigated the horrific fentanyl problem in the US, made worse by the open border with Mexico. It is this, as much as anything else, that has made the border issue such a huge rebellion against Biden and the Democrats. Even Democrats have families, and my suspicion is that they are far more likely to have children who ‘use’ recreationally than solidly Christian and/or Republican families, although of course no family in this world is immune. Democrat governors and legislatures have been changing their tune on so-called ‘harm minimisation’, unless it is backed by the mandatory rehabilitation (which I have always favoured). Colorado, with its lax approach to drug use, has been particularly hard hit. Normalised cocaine/methamphetamines and a total acceptance of legal marihuana have percolated even into the smaller towns. Mixed with fentanyl, this is a nightmare scenario. This is no longer an urban problem only in the US, although Murray’s piece concentrates on urban users.

I’ve been looking at some of the harrowing stories and vids on the internet that currently surround the drug crisis in the US, and although Mexican-made Fentanyl hasn’t yet infiltrated here mixed with any other drug for ‘polydrug’ users as it has in the US, we can guarantee this is coming to our shores soon. The two years I spent doing harrowing telephone ‘counselling’, better called ‘consoling’, family members dealing with a drug-afflicted loved one have led me very much to Murray’s viewpoint that nothing will change until the culture changes, and we get serious about ‘forced rehabilitation’ as well as leaving in place immediate harm minimisation. I didn’t know that Narcan (the antidote to OD’s) was freely available now in some US pharmacies; that’s how bad the situation is. There is so much misery in drug addiction, and addiction is the right word for it. Addictions must be broken psychologically and culturally as well as physically.

The Mexican cartels reap the major part of this US$65 billion enterprise each year. I draw it to Catallaxy attention because it is something we can’t ignore. Nor can any politician.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 22, 2024 6:38 pm

Douglas Murray’s latest, on a rather different topic.

I’ve written a comment about it which is ‘waiting approval’.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 22, 2024 6:40 pm
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 22, 2024 6:44 pm

Sorry. That was the link re Colorado.

Here is the link to Douglas Murray’s latest.

Hope this works.

Indolent
Indolent
May 22, 2024 6:49 pm

This is from 2014. It would be much worse since then.

The Cloward-Piven Strategy is Alive and Well at the Border

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 22, 2024 6:51 pm

Splattered Iranian President news (the Tele):

The helicopter was believed to be a 1970s vintage Bell Huey, which had been confiscated from an oil company in the 1980s and used for official business, likely without being adequately maintained

A 50 year old chopper, pinched 40 years ago.

I suspect about a dozen middle-ranking bureaucrats will be swinging by their ankles by now.

Indolent
Indolent
May 22, 2024 6:52 pm
Indolent
Indolent
May 22, 2024 6:53 pm
Indolent
Indolent
May 22, 2024 6:54 pm
Black Ball
Black Ball
May 22, 2024 7:02 pm

The focus groups and polling Roger. Must be many down twinkles. Herald Sun:

The Allan government has spectacularly backflipped on its controversial GP payroll tax.

After almost a year of refusing to budge on the tax, the government said on Wednesday it would be scrapped for all doctors who provide bulk-billing services from 2025.

Until then, exemptions will be available for any general practice business that has not already received advice and begun paying payroll tax on payments to their contractor GPs on this basis.

bons
bons
May 22, 2024 7:07 pm

I am loving watching Minns with his dangly bits in the vice stridently proclaiming that he is opposed to Islamic extremism.

Does our Chris now realise that allowing barbarians to roam free throughout Sydney in order to protect two Federal seats may actually be a dodgy oyster.

It is irrelevant of course. The uniparty coup establishing four year fixed terms has ensured that the only issues of genuine significance are those that the professional pollies and subverted media choose to allow to arise in the last two months of the term.

There is no future for our grandkids.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 22, 2024 7:11 pm

And this truth is that Europe’s leaders are at war with their people.

So are ours.

Roger
Roger
May 22, 2024 7:12 pm

Dutton needs to sack Angus Taylor after his NPC appearance.

When he was AWOL his absence wasn’t noticed.

Now that he’s back he’s proved himself a liability.

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Eyrie
Eyrie
May 22, 2024 7:16 pm

likely without being adequately maintained

I doubt that. Iranians aren’t stupid. Plenty of parts available around the world. They are still flying their F-14s and have adapted the Hawk SAM missile for use as an air to air weapon on them.

Sounds more like flew into mountain in marginal VMC, possibly with crew under pressure to complete the mission.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 22, 2024 7:19 pm

I love lefties. She probably believes it.

Australian actress Cate Blanchett puzzles fans by claiming she is ‘middle class’ despite multi-million-dollar net worth (Sky News, 22 May)

She is stinking rich, lefty, believes in climate fairies, is antisemitic and insufferably woke. I suspect she also swans it around Davos, but I can’t be bothered looking that up. Let them eat cake daarlinggg.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
May 22, 2024 7:20 pm

Irish Prime Minister Simon Harris says this is a “historic day for Palestine”.
So, no ideological difference from the last Lizard quisling Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar. Who was tapped on the shoulder for being a Lizard quisling.
The Irish should keep on rioting.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 22, 2024 7:21 pm

Dutton needs to sack Angus Taylor after his NPC appearance

What is NPC Roger? Taylor is useless- a soul less economic law graduate.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
May 22, 2024 7:26 pm

It’s a good rule of thumb that when one realizes one will not have to work another day in one’s life, it’s dreadfully important that one describes themselves thenceforth as “middle class” whenever possible- be it on the red carpet, dispatch box, or international summit dais- when lecturing the proles on how they must suffer servitude.

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 22, 2024 7:27 pm
Dunny Brush
Dunny Brush
May 22, 2024 7:33 pm
  1. Anybody who knows anything about the Hawthorn racism thing would love all the facts to come out.
  2. That “middle class” thespian Blanchett went to private school at one point near Hawthorn’s home ground. That school has facilities more like a uni and is most definitely not middle class.
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 22, 2024 7:34 pm

Aboriginal elder busts reparations myth ahead of Treaty negotiations in one Aussie state

  • Indigenous leader outlines her requests for reparations
  • Negotiations continue for treaty with Victorian government

Daily Mail. Do the States have the right to sign a valid treaty with their own citizens?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 22, 2024 7:43 pm

Knuckle Dragger
 May 22, 2024 6:24 pm

The Hawthorn racism peace talks are on the verge of collapse

Good.

I sincerely hope Clarkson, Fagan et al smash this blatant cash grab out of the park.

Quite so.
They were expected to bow down before the brudders and admit fault.
Fault which is determined, incidentally, solely by the perception of the “victim”, no matter how innocuous the interaction may appear to others (e.g. the great “torn jeans” scandal).
I think Fagan and Clarkson were smart enough to know that an expedient admission wouldn’t be the end of it. The Chief Karen of the football media (Caroline Wilson) and her buddies in the AFL would ensure they wouldn’t coach again.

Indolent
Indolent
May 22, 2024 7:46 pm

Russell Broadband

Misinformation or Control?

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 22, 2024 7:47 pm

A follow-on to health perfessionals and their ‘beloved friends’, as described earlier, and this time from the Courier-Mail:

The mother of a toddler killed by his father in a murder suicide said her boy was taken by ‘the person he should have been able to trust most’.

Sophie Roome, an intensive care doctor, bravely broke her silence on Wednesday to honour her precious child Rowan, 2, who died in a Lismore home on Sunday.

Dr Roome was at work at the local hospital, when the child’s father James Harrison, 38, a NSW Health business analyst, fatally poisoned the child and himself.

The next para is absolutely accurate:

“Rowan’s life was ended by an evil and cowardly act of violence, perpetrated by a person he should have been able to trust the most,” Dr Roome said.

“There are no possible excuses for this hurt, and no end to the pain it has caused. We are devastated. We will love and miss Rowan forever”.

An extraordinary statement, except it isn’t.

Monsters are real, and walk among us

Cassie of Sydney
May 22, 2024 7:52 pm

My heroes….

Nova Peris
William Shackel

Both truth tellers, both brave.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 22, 2024 7:53 pm

The helicopter was believed to be a 1970s vintage Bell Huey, which had been confiscated from an oil company in the 1980s and used for official business, likely without being adequately maintained

A 50 year old chopper, pinched 40 years ago.

I wonder if Huey parts were either embargoed ex US, or it was just too expensive to be shelling out for spares to the Death to America pig-dogs.
I do hope we haven’t been sourcing parts from the Glory to Allah Lawnmower company.

duncanm
duncanm
May 22, 2024 7:53 pm

Australian Human Right Commission copping a well deserved pasting over on twitter.

https://x.com/AusHumanRights/status/1792828101623234796

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 22, 2024 7:53 pm

Go the Spurs in Mel Bum at the MCG.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 22, 2024 7:54 pm

Meredith

1 hour ago
I hope Senator Payman is able to some empathy towards the 5 female IDF soldiers shown in video from a GoPro camera on a terrorists body. The video will be released tonight Israeli time according to The Times of Israel.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 22, 2024 7:57 pm
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Cassie of Sydney
May 22, 2024 7:58 pm

And it’s good to see Avi getting traction on Sky. Five years ago they wouldn’t have touched him with a barge pole.

rosie
rosie
May 22, 2024 8:02 pm

Apparently that video footage was found a while ago.
That will include footage of Naama Levy?
I believe a couple of those girls are missing limbs.
I’m not watching.
https://www.thejc.com/news/israel/new-video-showing-hamas-capturing-idf-women-worse-than-what-we-imagined-st93j2mz

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 22, 2024 8:09 pm
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Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 22, 2024 8:25 pm

Goal !!!!!!!!!!

Cassie of Sydney
May 22, 2024 8:27 pm

Nice to see Sharri and Sky go after Nine…..Nine were behind the Craig McLachlan allegations and the recent Alan Jones allegations.

Oh and further to the Alan Jones allegations, similar to the Kevin Spacey rubbish.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2024 8:31 pm

I think Israel should be releasing more of the Oct 7th footage.
Uncensored.

Cassie of Sydney
May 22, 2024 8:32 pm

How’s that soshul coheshun going Albo….

A Sydney bakery is under fire for posting images of what appears to be a Hamas-themed birthday party, including cupcakes and cake decorated with images of a notorious terrorist.

Oven Bakery by Fufu uploaded the photos to Instagram on Tuesday and then took them down when the posts were flooded with criticism.

One of the images was of a boy dressed in the same red keffiyeh and camouflage jacket as the infamous terrorist depicted on the birthday cake – Hamas spokesman Abu Obaida. The birthday cake read, “Omar is 4”.

A boy was photographed mimicking the action as Obaida, with his finger pointed in front of his face just like the masked terrorist.

The business is registered at an Auburn address in western Sydney.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
May 22, 2024 8:37 pm

I think Israel should be releasing more of the Oct 7th footage.
Uncensored.

I reckon there’s already enough out there to give anybody with any moral sensibility a clear idea of what happened. And for those who have none, no amount of footage will affect them.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2024 8:37 pm

Dave Smith, another good guy who is absolutely retarded when it comes to Israel.

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2024 8:42 pm

Walter Kirn has been pretty solid on Gaza = Hamas.
But so many other anti establishment types have swallowed the fake Nakba narrative hook, line & sinker.
It is just so retarded.

Indolent
Indolent
May 22, 2024 8:48 pm

Dr. John Campbell with Professors Clancy and Dalgleish.

T cells, cancer and immunity

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 22, 2024 8:51 pm

For all these countries with hard ons to take Israel to the ICC, are they volunteering their soldiers for an international peace keeping force?

Once Israel calls time on this, the only way forward is a lot of UN peacekeepers in Gaza.
Hamas 2.0 can’t be allowed to fill the vacuum.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 22, 2024 9:15 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxCe9bXKiFY

Israeli comedians take the pith out of the pro Palestinian protestors.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 22, 2024 9:28 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-AmRRb84Us

Asking Palestinian protestors what the issues are…

It’s produced by Mossad, surely, no – one could be that thick?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 22, 2024 9:33 pm

Once Israel calls time on this, the only way forward is a lot of UN peacekeepers in Gaza.

That’d be fun. The IDF could build a wall around it and issue popcorn to their troops.

As to the PA territories, wait until Abbas shuffles off. He’s 88, unwell, and in the 20th year of his 4 year elected term of office. Once he goes it will be an interesting time, at least in the Chinese understanding of such times.

pete of perth
pete of perth
May 22, 2024 10:14 pm

Think I just scored a ticket for dropping off the rellos in the bus zone at Perth International T1. Place was chockers so pulled in before I realised it was for buses. Dug deeper by letting them get out. Oh well.

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 22, 2024 10:28 pm

Just beautiful.
Watching Footy Classified, old bloke turns up to watch Sydney Swans train because they are playing in Melbourne.
Upon a bit of inspection, old bloke is Bob Skilton. 3 Brownlows and 9 B&Fs. All Australian, Victorian, Legend of the AFL.

Ceres
Ceres
May 22, 2024 11:03 pm

Young 17 year old William Shackel was on Bolt . How impressive is this teenager. Gives me hope. Founder of Nuclear for Australia he didn’t miss a beat commenting on nuclear here. Gee pollies and commenters could learn how to present a coherent argument, succinctly.

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 22, 2024 11:14 pm

Talking head the late news. Climate change is to blame for the plane that dropped earlier today. Yeah geez I am not so sure numbnuts.

DavidH
DavidH
May 22, 2024 11:20 pm

As hoped and expected, blancolirio hasn’t taken long to report on the turbulence incident:
https://youtu.be/0UYNFthOx1o

Unlike the climate shilling BBC aviation expert who said turbulence is increasing, Juan shows a graph with “no trend” in turbulence incidents (see after 5:10).

Top Ender
Top Ender
May 23, 2024 2:31 am

Postcard from Cape Town

Our start into South Africa was delayed by heavy fog. The Coral Princess crept along, and eventually came to a halt as the pilot had decided we could go no further. Once we got moving again and came alongside we encountered the worst port handling officials ever. Immigration was very slow, so it was 130pm before we got off the ship. Our planned and paid for excursion had been lost because of the timing. 

Making the best of things we took the Hop-On-Off bus tour around the town. We went up to Table Mountain by cable car. There were spectacular views – the fog had lifted and it was sunny and warm. 

Anyone wanting to start a business in Cape Town could do no better than go into fencing. Actually, it’s probably swamped by entrepreneurs already, as every house had protective fencing around it: razor wire, sharp upright poles, barbed wire etc, but the most prevalent was triple electric wire on top of a substantial wall and often backed up by razor wire. There were lots of signs warning “Armed Response” and similar. 

Apparently, unemployment is very high – 30-40%, youth higher like 60%. We saw some shanty towns made up of recycled galvanized iron. Lots of political placards, with an election due in a month. One said “A Job for every Household” as a slogan. Another said: “The Death Penalty for Murderers.”

Most of tours took us around the seaside suburbs – the rich areas. The sea is so strong, the waves are so powerful and the kelp forests so thick, you are unable to swim in lots of areas. The wind is a huge factor where to live – expensive suburbs shelter from the prevailing winds which are omnipresent. There are white sandy beaches to swim and very good surfing in places.

For some strange reason on our return the South African officials decided they had to count everyone on the ship. All passengers and crew – even passengers who had no intention of going ashore – had to go into the port terminal and have their passports checked. The staff in their housekeeper uniforms, cooks from kitchen with hats etc everyone had to go. What lies behind SA’s strange port procedures is unknown…

Back on board in the evening we had the most energetic show we have ever seen. An African folk band and dancers performed frenetic dances in national costume and the drums/xylophones were incredible.

The next day was somewhat better….more to come.

Barking Toad
Barking Toad
May 23, 2024 3:17 am

Thanks for the travel updates TE.

I trust the lectures are well received.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 23, 2024 1:42 pm

We have a few of those Miner birds coming now, Bruce. Also a pile of sleek young Currawongs and one older one (not old mum though). Natural pickings are quite slim due to the extended rain. Additionally, the Kookaburras have found us and they come in half-dozens now, which makes quite a crowd on the railing when they see the meat restaurant is open. They don’t like eating off the small area of limestone tiling outside the verandah glass fencing but will at a pinch. I feed their meat with a spoon, which one of them grabbed and flew off with. Their beaks are very awkward with mince if it isn’t compacted, which is what they mostly get when I place it directly on the steel rail where they can cling on, still precariously.

We are feeding the birds from the hoard of Fussy Cat Paks of Kangaroo meat we have left from poor darling Attapuss. He is there in spirit expressing his annoyance at this, I know. The lorikeets come only for the bread, the second course, but will also finish off any meat bits left over. Hairy is very taken with a small butcher bird who has just arrived and ensures he gets his small, but fair, share. We are driving to Queensland tomorrow, staying over at our favorite Coffs resort, and will follow the visit to our daughter and grandchildren with a short stay on the Gold Coast before coming home to cold old Sydney. The birds will have to fend for themselves for a week. Luckily this is a well-wooded area with biggish gardens.

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