Open Thread -Weekend 25 May 2024


Shipping in Rough Waters, William Bradford, 1860

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KevinM
KevinM
May 25, 2024 12:26 am

Ok dare accepted.

If this is true then by, by hubby.
No royal title, what’s the point?

Ellie
Ellie
May 25, 2024 1:10 am

Am trying to post a song. Not sure what I am doing wrong …

Ellie
Ellie
May 25, 2024 1:32 am
Tom
Tom
May 25, 2024 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
May 25, 2024 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
May 25, 2024 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
May 25, 2024 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
May 25, 2024 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
May 25, 2024 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
May 25, 2024 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
May 25, 2024 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
May 25, 2024 4:07 am
calli
calli
May 25, 2024 4:09 am

My “loons” comment about masks referred to numbskulls lining up at the breakfast bar masked, selecting their food and wandering off to an equally crowded area, sitting down and eating. Without mask, naturally. Also, the same people seem to eschew using tongs to pick up items, plunging their filthy mitts into baskets of bread, pastries, you name it.

The mask is magical in these circumstances.

As for the very unwell, I get it. But they don’t appear to be hareing around Africa.

For the foodies – tomorrows I go to a cooking class. I swore if I was presented with yet another tagine* I would melt down (in the most culturally appropriate manner). Guess what I’m learning all about tomorrow. 🙂

*and don’t get me started on the joys of couscous

calli
calli
May 25, 2024 4:18 am

On another issue, we have just enjoyed a shared bottle of locally produced CabSav. Very nice.

The muslim producers say they belong to “Islam Lite”.

Don’t let the mullahs know!

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 25, 2024 4:56 am

Respectfully using their traditional names* I can report that Wallypup played out a draw with Reservoir Kar-Teeves last evening.

* As advised by a local Uncle. For a fee.

Ellie
Ellie
May 25, 2024 6:34 am

Just back from an overseas trip, my fear of flying required an extra (prescribed) valium.

On a long trip you can stay in your seat for only so long. The loo should have a seat belt, but I guess that would be the least of your worries during turbulence while on the loo.

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KevinM
KevinM
May 25, 2024 6:37 am

Human ingenuity on display.
If needed, we can do it, sadly, in today’s climate madness we can’t or won’t.

Screenshot-2024-05-25-063343
feelthebern
feelthebern
May 25, 2024 6:50 am

The narrative that Giles is incompetent is off the pace.
He is not.
He is doing what is in his DNA.
He is an open borders, no detention ever kind of guy.
Every measure he has been part of is a flow chart that leads to even the worst being let out into the community.
If your case ends up in front of the AAT (the last line of defence for the Giles ethos) you’d like your odds of being able to stay in Oz.

There needs to be an overhaul of the system which isn’t sabotaged from within by the likes of a solicitor-general who may or may not end up on the High Court who rules against it in the future.

The Bungonia Bee
The Bungonia Bee
May 25, 2024 6:56 am

Jo Nova spills the beans on the corruption of the left’s favourite term/process “peer review”. Like a fake indulgence, a fake benediction, the left media have invoked peer review for both positive and negative commentary. Positive if it is gracing one of their favoured climate catastrophist’s scribbling, and negative if any sceptical writer can be pinged as lacking “peer review”
It turns out that “peer reviews” have been spat from some automated piece of claptrap with scant attention if any to the content being given the tick.
https://joannenova.com.au/2024/05/so-much-for-peer-review-wiley-shuts-down-19-science-journals-and-retracts-11000-fraudulent-or-gobblygook-papers/

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 25, 2024 7:15 am

Ellie I hope you have yourself sorted as best you can. I know another going through a similar situation. Just horrific.

shatterzzz
May 25, 2024 7:26 am

Fair enuf ..!

Truth
Pogria
Pogria
May 25, 2024 7:38 am

This is a joy to read. London’s Jews have started to fight back.

https://www.spiked-online.com/2024/05/24/londons-jews-are-fighting-back-against-the-bigots/

Beertruk
Beertruk
May 25, 2024 7:43 am

Gerard Henderson’s Media Watch Dog Issue 682 24 May 2024:
ISRAELI MINISTER INTERRUPTS SARAH FERGUSON’S INTERRUPTIONS

Did anyone watch the ABC 7:30 program on 23 May where Sarah Ferguson interviewed Ron Dermer, the Israeli Minister for Strategic Affairs? Media Watch Dog admired Mr Dermer’s approach to Sarah (‘I almost interrupt as much as Speersy’) Ferguson. Let’s go to the transcript:

RON DERMER: Warfare… is terrible but if you look at the civilian versus combatant ratio in Israel, it is unprecedented in warfare. It’s much better than you saw in the United States and I’m sure Australia was part of those operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere. Many more civilians died –

SARAH FERGUSON: I’m sorry to interrupt. I’m just conscious of getting through some material in the time. But let’s talk about, a little more about this, because the latest confirmed casualties, of children is more than 7,000, women nearly 5,000. But let’s just be frank, the world has seen the results of your bombing campaign, street after street after street, we’ve seen the destroyed apartment buildings. How are all of those, with their civilian inhabitants, legitimate military targets?

RON DERMER: Do you see Berlin, the pictures from Berlin from 1945? Did you see what happened in Japan?

SARAH FERGUSON: I’m asking you about Gaza.

RON DERMER: No, because you’re in, fine and I’ll answer about Gaza. And if you let me finish a few sentences, I’ll actually be able to make a couple of points. If you want to interview yourself, you can go ahead and do that.

Enough said and well said.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 25, 2024 7:44 am

Anyone want a job?

Biden Admin Is Hiring A ‘Meme Manager’; Hilarity Ensues… (25 May)

Given the Left has no sense of humour whatsoever this is going to be a tough gig.

Diogenes
Diogenes
May 25, 2024 7:48 am

Jo Nova spills the beans on the corruption of the left’s favourite term/process “peer review”

My old neighbour asked me to proof read his master’s thesis (Teaching). Lots of poor English, statements with no evidence and a the whole conclusion was missing, in short I would have failed him. He passed!

Ceres
Ceres
May 25, 2024 7:50 am

Sean Hannity to his credit, interviews Benjamin Netanyahu and requests 15 minutes of the video of the Hamas savages so he can air it, with the hostages faces pixelated. Netanyahu says he will look into it.
The world needs to see this, notwithstanding the uncivilised, shortsighted who walk amongst us who will not bat an eyelid. Until there’s a knife at their own throats, why care?

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
May 25, 2024 7:51 am

Brilliant!
“If you want to interview yourself, you can go ahead and do that”

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 25, 2024 8:01 am

If you want to interview yourself, you can go ahead and do that.

‘Mr Bolt. Phone call for a Mr Bolt.’

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 25, 2024 8:03 am

The merging of greenery with antisemitism is one of the weirder evils of the current century.

EPA Awards $50 Million To Group That Says Palestine Is A “Climate Justice Issue” (25 May)

Still, who could have thought that taxpayer funds would flow to a left-wing group that thinks “climate justice” involves everything from freeing Palestine to dismantling capitalism?

That’s the discovery made by West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s office. … In December the EPA awarded $50 million to Climate Justice Alliance, a network of nearly 90 affiliates, which plans to use the money to “resource community-based organizations (CBOs) to address past, current, and future environmental health and justice challenges.”

What else does Climate Justice Alliance do? Last November it helped to coordinate a “March on Washington,” where protesters waved the banner “Free Palestine Is a Climate Justice Issue.” Other slogans included “Our Government Funds Palestinian Genocide” and “Only Socialist Revolution Can Stop World War III.”

Climate Justice Alliance’s website also offers a collection of anti-Israel art “that you are invited to use for Palestine solidarity protest actions.”

Seeing that about 80% of Americans support Israel it looks like the climate crazies are discrediting themselves with the ordinary people at a rapid rate.

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rosie
rosie
May 25, 2024 8:07 am

The EPA funded terror rallies?
No wonder there’s a tent shortage.

rosie
rosie
May 25, 2024 8:14 am

The latest ICJ ruling.
It’s curious that Egypt has build so many fences to prevent Gazans leaving Gaza but allowed fifty tunnels to remain.
I guess that means they control the tunnels and that they are an important source of revenue for the Egyptian government.
https://x.com/StefanTalmon/status/1794024985914179636?t=rBBucswwrjYtZ4vV3v2ORA&s=19

Megan
Megan
May 25, 2024 8:15 am

The pace your humble travellers have been forced to endure over the last couple of Lombardian days has been excessive. Combined with the onset of jet-lag in the late afternoon, I have ended up conducting various conversations in an unholy ratatouille of Italian, Sicilian, English and West Brunswick. Needless to say, the locals are perplexed, bamboozled and hysterical. No matter, somewhere in the deep recesses of what remains of my brain, I know what I mean and that is sufficient for the day thereof. Or something.

Anymumbles, today we were collected by a charming old friend driving a bright yellow, 5 door, all electric* Ford Mustang GT. Thus, the 300km we managed over 13 hours was rendered fast and comfortable with exceedingly close up views of the bluestone walls whizzing by as we avoided sundry bicycles and insane truck drivers on our way up the western edge of Lake Como.

And yes, we then drove straight past George Clooney’s front gate. Since he is most likely currently slumming it in Cannes, it was most certainly an anti-climax.

Although we stopped for an excellent coffee in Como itself, we did not linger. Dozens of tourist buses lined the streets, the thousands of tourists they discharged in groups of around 50 barging about like hippos on a rampage. Parking for a car bigger than a Fiat 500, which the Mustang most certainly was, was impossible to find. In true Italian fashion our driver left the front third sticking out into the driving lane but it did not seem to attract any negative attention. The two level parking garage was ungracefully plonked above several layers of old Roman ruins so you got an added bonus for your €3 per hour parking fee.

Post coffee, a long and winding road sped us through little villages and bigger towns with amazing glimpses of lakes and mountains appearing with almost monotonous regularity. To say nothing of the 15 car convoy of late model Rolls Royces in various pastel hues we encountered going the other way, and for which we had to wait several minutes for them to pass. Clearly we were meant to marvel at their utter magnificence while we peasants waited. “Tedeschi” was the somewhat terse statement from the occupant of the front passenger seat.

Eventually we reached, wait for it…Dongo. This is where the good old fascist dictator, one B. Mussolini, was spotted hiding on a German army truck that had driven up the very same road we had traversed earlier. Along with several socialist Republic mates, it was in the the square dedicated to Resistance martyr, Giulio Parrachini, that a hastily assembled firing squad, delivered their final definitive statement on their wartime performance.

There is an innovative End of WII Museum that takes you on a virtual, interactive and immersive experience of the Resistance and the defeated. Well worth the €5 entry fee.

Onwards and upwards to the very northern end of the lake to the Commune of Gravedona e Unite. We are now roughly ten minutes from the Swiss border. This was much more our style. Few tourists, a brilliant lunch at an agriturismo that included a magnificent Blackberry and Goat Cheese Risotto while the rain pelted down. As the rain finished up I heroically managed an apple, pear and pine nut pie with gelato. Artisnal gelato, none of that stuff from a plastic tub for us.

Completed our afternoon with a walk along the lake, watching the kite surfers play in the wind, to the river, diverting into the old 12th century church for a look at their impressive wooden crucifix of Jesu that was chopped in pieces and hidden from the Nazis, now restored to its rightful place on the wall, before back into town for the obligatory pre-dinner espresso.

It was a most excellent day.

*still not interested in buying one.

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rosie
rosie
May 25, 2024 8:16 am
rosie
rosie
May 25, 2024 8:18 am
rosie
rosie
May 25, 2024 8:19 am
rosie
rosie
May 25, 2024 8:22 am

This was one of the hot debates on twitter.
As though Hamas terrorists wouldn’t use the same word, in the same context, as ISIS terrorists.
Sheesh
https://x.com/NiohBerg/status/1793301295421382750?t=cQywUaKYJRAf7QTwyRSZjQ&s=19

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 25, 2024 8:45 am

Cassie

Have you caught up with the Jewish push back against pro-Pally protesters in East Finchley a day or so ago?

A cinema in the Jewish suburb programmed a film on the massacre at the music festival. The usual suspects organised a protest, but we’re met by a large Jewish contingent that saw them off.

Indolent
Indolent
May 25, 2024 8:56 am
Indolent
Indolent
May 25, 2024 8:57 am
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 25, 2024 8:58 am

Inside Brittany Higgins’ dream wedding to David Sharaz at a $20million luxury estate – and it’s just days away

  • Brittany Higgins will marry David Sharaz at a $20million venue
  • The Gold Coast estate is billed as ‘epitome of luxury’
  • About a month later, she will face off with Linda Reynolds
  • Daily Mail. Doesn’t that give you a lovely, warm feeling that Brittany might be finding true happiness?
Indolent
Indolent
May 25, 2024 9:11 am

They are busy creating the new virus to beat us over the head with.
Moderna and Pfizer In Talks With U.S. To Make a Bird Flu Vaccine

Indolent
Indolent
May 25, 2024 9:22 am
Roger
Roger
May 25, 2024 9:25 am

Laura Tingle has an op ed in the Fin Review saying we need higher taxes.

No further comment required.

Roger
Roger
May 25, 2024 9:30 am

There needs to be an overhaul of the [refugee] system

Pressure is building in Europe for just that.

The consensus is that a system designed to meet the problem of post-WWII displaced persons is not fit for purpose in a world of mass international transport.

shatterzzz
May 25, 2024 9:34 am

So much for UN efficiency .. The 1st contingent of the 2500 man “peace-keeping” force for Haiti was, scheduled, to arrive in Port Au Prince from Kenya yesterday .. no one turned up ………!

Rufus T Firefly
Rufus T Firefly
May 25, 2024 9:39 am

How about those “EU values”, that Von der Crazy, Borrell and Michel et al are always going on about?

The Georgian PM, Kobakhidze, posted on FB yesterday, that he received a phone call, from an EU Commissar, ….., sorry Commissioner, who stated that:
“the West would take a number of measures against him, if he pressed ahead with the law requiring foreign NGO’s in Georgia to disclose their funding.*”
The call ended with this Commissioner saying:
“You see what happened to Fico, ……., you should be very careful.”

The NGO law requires the publication of financial assistance from other countries, above a certain level.
(Clearly, it would be un-democratic to publish where NGO’s get their funding).

Commissioner Varhelyi outed himself shortly afterwards, and stated, (you guessed it), the quote was taken out of context!
Queue the Godfather theme.

  • In what can only be called an amazing coincidence, the US has, just such a law, regarding NGO’s in the “Land of the Free”.
Barking Toad
Barking Toad
May 25, 2024 9:44 am

Inside Brittany Higgins’ dream wedding to David Sharaz at a $20million luxury estate – and it’s just days away

The slapper spending the dough before the bill from Reynolds defamation action.

Cab Shariz is having a last dip in the till while stirring the porridge.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
May 25, 2024 9:47 am

There is a long article about Steve Robson, head of Australian Medical Association, in The Oz. All very touching and about his care for other Drs.
What you will find notably missing is any mention of what happened to Drs during the pandemic. Naturally I commented about the lack of mention of the infamous AHPRA March 2021 directive to Drs and nurses about not criticising the vaccine. I mentioned the AMA did not support those suspended and investigated for speaking out. Surprise surprise my comment was rejected. Obviously cant criticise one of the medical establishment who was all in on the vaccine narrative.

Roger
Roger
May 25, 2024 9:47 am

Modern slavery

China shows the way

Maurice Newman, The Spectator

The federal government’s Modern Slavery Act 2018 was introduced to require larger entities to report suspected modern slavery risks to their operations and supply chains and the actions taken to address them.

In May 2023, a statutory review into the Act’s effectiveness by Professor John McMillan outlined thirty recommendations to reform it. The Act had already been amended to provide for the appointment of an Anti-Slavery Commissioner.

Professor McMillan’s intention was to align the Act with overseas regulatory trends putting emphasis on enhanced human rights, due diligence and supply chain transparency. Penalties were recommended for non-compliance along with lowering the corporate reporting threshold to $50 million from $100 million of consolidated revenue. Other recommendations included a proposal to establish a formal public complaints mechanism.

While there is no globally agreed definition of ‘modern slavery’, the term is used to cover a broad range of exploitative practices. Oddly, it does not include reference to child labour.

When it comes to large businesses, ensuring supply-chain transparency can be challenging. External suppliers may run into the thousands of smaller businesses, potentially involving millions of workers. If suppliers’ identities are not true to label, discovering the ultimate source can be difficult.

For example, furniture manufacturers may claim that the timber used is from sustainable forests and harvested by reputable organisations when, in fact, it is illegally logged by slave labour. Authentication can be difficult. On the other hand, some jurisdictions are universally known for employing slave labour. Yet, because suppliers have a near monopoly, whether it be critical minerals or other products, or, because of price advantage, or, power politics, a sanctimonious, double-standards world turns blind eyes.

For example, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is endowed with exceptional natural resources including 75 per cent of the world’s cobalt. Despite its natural endowment, the DRC is among the five poorest nations in the world. An estimated 75 per cent of Congolese people live on less than $3.25 a day. Indeed, a long history of conflict, political upheaval and authoritarian rule have led to grave and ongoing humanitarian crises. Today, the country is on the verge of anarchy making conditions conducive for the exploitation of people of all ages and genders. Indeed, of the 255,000 Congolese cobalt miners, it is estimated there are 40,000 children, some as young as six, who are ruthlessly exploited to work in toxic pits under brutal, often violent, conditions. Women miners are subjected to sexual abuse. All are overseen by armed militia. It is slavery of the worst kind.

Production from these mines accounts for around 20 per cent of the country’s total cobalt output. Most of it goes to Chinese battery manufacturers who use it in the production of lithium-ion batteries, a necessary ingredient in smartphones, tablets, laptops and electric vehicles.

An Amnesty International research report, in collaboration with African Resources Watch, traced how traders buy cobalt from these illegal mines and sell it on to firms like Congo Dongfang Mining, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chinese mineral giant, Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Limited.

Of course, slavery doesn’t phase Chinese companies. After all, the Chinese government operates 380 slave labour camps in the Xinjiang, Uighur Autonomous Region and in Gansu province. Here, Muslim minorities and their children are forced to manufacture batteries, textiles and solar panels. Here, females have their hair shaved on admission, which is then used to make wigs for a global market of which China has an eighty-per-cent share. Children living in these camps are mobilised to pick cotton and forced to meet daily quotas. Camp workers live under constant surveillance and must work extreme hours. Reliable reports tell of torture, abuse and sexual violence.

More recently Christians are being detained in secretive, mobile ‘transformation’ facilities and sent to internment camps to make them renounce their faith. The official purpose for all these camps is either ‘re-education’, ‘poverty alleviation’, or ‘to prevent terrorism’.

Regardless, practices are on such a scale and involve such levels of abuse that they clearly qualify as crimes against humanity and genocide.

While Sinophiles argue that, over time, building commercial bridges with a growing China will lead to more democratic government, more freedoms and greater geopolitical cooperation, it is a naive view which completely misunderstands the mindset and intentions of President Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist party.

Xi Jinping is as an old-fashioned Marxist-Leninist and has no time for personal freedoms. He sees financial independence as a threat to the Chinese Communist party. To him, empowerment of individuals is a ‘bourgeoise fallacy’ and free speech, equality under the law and other human rights must be ‘controlled’ or ‘delayed’. Indeed, through multiple purges he has put his beliefs into practice and made it clear that no one is safe. By expanding his authority and through increased central planning, he has ensured politically, socially and economically, the Chinese people do what he says.

In this regard, the contrast between the DRC (the Congo) and the PRC (China) could not be more stark. The DRC is a failed state where anything goes. The PRC is a totalitarian state which deliberately sponsors modern slavery and sits behind a facade of righteousness. For Beijing, Western huffing and puffing count for nothing. After all, more than eighty United Nations member countries support China’s position, saying they oppose interference in other countries’ internal affairs in the name of human rights.

Even the so-called leader of the ‘free world’, US President Joe Biden, seems resigned. When asked about China’s genocide of Uighur Muslims he meekly conceded that, ‘Culturally, there are different norms that each country and their leaders are expected to follow.’

Sadly, this is the hypocritical world we live in. Only the West outlaws modern slavery. Only the West takes emissions reduction seriously. It can achieve neither on its own. And, ironically, slavery is hostage to Western climate policies.

Some day the West may wake up to the fact that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

This ought to discomfit renewables enthusiasts.

Pass it on to any you know.

shatterzzz
May 25, 2024 9:51 am

There needs to be an overhaul of the [refugee] system

Shirley, that was obvious decades ago … Once the Vietnam boat folk started arriving in droves & greeted by the sugar-on-the-table policy of immediate benefits which the domiciled population needed to work, pay tax & qualify for……
Mind, when it comes to Europe the, obvious, error was the automatic right of entry & settlement afforded to inhabitants of former colonies, especially, UK, France & Belgium before Merckel thru open the borders of Germany to all & sundry …..

Ellie
Ellie
May 25, 2024 9:57 am

Notafan aka Rosie, how many boosters have you had?

Ellie
Ellie
May 25, 2024 10:00 am

And that is not a euphemism.

cohenite
May 25, 2024 10:01 am

Gateway Pundit headlines:

HE’S SHOT: Joe Biden Struggles with Simple Directions, Can Barely Walk, at Welcoming Ceremony for Kenyan Leader (VIDEO)

RINO Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Betrays GOP — Calls Special Session to Include Biden in the November Presidential Ballot Despite Democrats’ Registration Failures

Ex-FBI Director Drops SHAMEFUL Trump Theory | Beyond the Headlines

And one from Legal Insurrection:

The DEIcline and Fall Of Medical Education at UCLAWe’ve been warning for years about how medical education was being destroyed by DEI. The Free Beacon has an investigation of UCLA Medical School showing how deeply the rot has been advanced by affirmative action admitting unqualified students: “One professor said that a student in the operating room could not identify a major artery when asked, then berated the professor for putting her on the spot.”

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 25, 2024 10:10 am

Re the comment about that soft handed scion of privilege Giles, I suppose you could argue that as a Marxist wrecker he is competent. Maliciously incompetent when it comes to the welfare of Australians. What motivates this poisonous waste of space I wonder?

cohenite
May 25, 2024 10:16 am

The Rev. Ray Cistman is a black preacher and is not backwards in detailing the defects of black culture: FMD:

(17) Rev. Ray Cistman https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/15.0.3/svg/270a-1f3fe.svghttps://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/15.0.3/svg/1f64f-1f3fe.svg (@RevRayCistman) / X (twitter.com)

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 25, 2024 10:22 am

Well, of course.

Yoorrook CEO to head Human Rights Commission (Paywallian)

Yoorrook Justice Commissioner Hugh de Kretser has been appointed as the new president of the Australian Human Rights Commission.

So I did as you do and looked up just who or what the Yoorrook Justice Commission is.

Yoorrook is investigating injustice against First Peoples in Victoria since colonisation in land, sky and waters, health, housing, education and economic prosperity. 

We are all about to be raped some more by the AHRC. As for Hugh he has impeccable leftist credentials.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 25, 2024 10:23 am

Roger @ 9:47 am

Maurice Newman:

Of course, slavery doesn’t phase Chinese companies. After all, the Chinese government operates 380 slave labour camps in the Xinjiang, Uighur Autonomous Region and in Gansu province. Here, Muslim minorities and their children are forced to manufacture batteries, textiles and solar panels.

I wonder what happens to Uighur slaves when they are priced out of the market by Albanese’s Future Made in Australia.

Presumably organ donation is the next highest economic use.

In any event, China is going to have to get new slogans to compete with the Solar Sunshot and Battery Breakthrough initiatives.

rosie
rosie
May 25, 2024 10:25 am

Isn’t it faze not phase in that context?

Ellie
Ellie
May 25, 2024 10:26 am

My German-Jewish maternal grandparents survived the Holocaust.

Never did they play victim and seek attention.

Jews are survivors.

The only dramatics were, and are, for theatre … and attention seeking drama queens.

Horrific shit happened.

We don’t sob.

We breathe. We live.

Roger
Roger
May 25, 2024 10:27 am

As for Hugh he has impeccable leftist credentials.

Son of a former VIC governor.

The prog-left is gifting us a ruling caste.

rosie
rosie
May 25, 2024 10:31 am

Yoorook is a joke.
It will all be tales my grannies told me, not a word will be contested.
And as all of them, without exception, have European heritage too, it’s their own ancestors who did all the bad things.
Why taxpayers should be on the hook for myths and legends is beyond comprehension.
Not to mention, when did Aboriginals transition from custodians of the land to owners of the land?
When there was money to be made.
How very capitalist.
This is and always was about some people resenting not being rich.
Incidentally I suspect quite a few, those that control the various corporations, are already very quietly, very rich.

rosie
rosie
May 25, 2024 10:34 am

I see passive aggressive attacks on Cassie are back in vogue.
I’m at a loss Dover as to why you have allowed Ellie back.
And what is the name for women who hate other women?

rosie
rosie
May 25, 2024 10:35 am

I’m off for a day at the races.
Have fun.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 25, 2024 10:43 am

That’s a really excellent idea for an interview show!

‘Don’t want to do this’: Chris Hemsworth struggles through interview (24 May)

Aussie action hero Chris Hemsworth is the latest celebrity to fall victim to infamous YouTube interview show Hot Ones.

The show sees host Sean Evans chat with a celeb, as the pair eat a series of chicken wings smothered in increasingly spicy varieties of hot sauce.

And like many a star before him, Hemsworth started out confident – cocky, even – before the intensity of the game caught up with him. By about the halfway mark of the 21-minute interview, Hemsworth was seriously struggling.

“I don’t want to play anymore … I don’t want to do this anymore,” he begged midway through the interview, before begging for some milk to try and counteract the spiciness.

As the interview wore on and Hemsworth had to reach for ever-spicier sauces, he compared Hot Ones to “being sunburnt, and then sunburnt again. Then your skin peels off, and you’re sunburnt again.”

I think Thor is um a bit thor after that. Such are the perils of doing the rounds after your movie has just been released.

JC
JC
May 25, 2024 10:49 am

Gateway Pundit headlines:

HE’S SHOT: Joe Biden Struggles with Simple Directions, Can Barely Walk, at Welcoming Ceremony for Kenyan Leader (VIDEO)

You would have likely read it. There’s talk that if the two debates don’t go well for Dementia (and they won’t) the DNC will get dump him before the convention. There’s something to that, I think, as the leftwing media appears to have begun to turn against the loser.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 25, 2024 10:53 am

I think the old turd will wriggle out of debating Trump. Disgusting piece of filth that it is.

JC
JC
May 25, 2024 11:00 am

Milt

I don’t think he can. He is too far behind to walk from the debates, and initiating them could likely be a sign of desperation and a trap set by the Demon Bigwigs to finally be rid of the demented pos if he performs badly.

I’ve read there’s also chatter, they could even decide to run with Harris because getting rid of her would be too anti-DEI, and if they’re going to lose it may as well be with the drunk, laughing hyena.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 25, 2024 11:00 am

So Tingle is shilling for higher taxes. These people really have no idea about work and wealth creation.

JC
JC
May 25, 2024 11:02 am

Also, the debate idea came from Demented’s camp, and it’s really strange because they’ve set the first one well before the convention. Debates are always after the convention. Very strange decision.

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Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
May 25, 2024 11:04 am

I thought, not too long ago, that Geriatric Joe would be bumped off pre-June.
Now I think they’re running him into the ground.
Expect- in contrast to the Basement Tapes of 2020- an increasing roster of speeches, pressers, red carpets and airport stairs. Maybe even pickup truck demos and e-bikes.

Steve of Kenmore
Steve of Kenmore
May 25, 2024 11:12 am

Morgan Spurlock brown bread at 53

cohenite
May 25, 2024 11:20 am

Miltonf
 May 25, 2024 11:06 am

 Reply to  JC
Harris ticks all the boxes for sure and is suitably nasty. They could always wheel out Mrs O’buma too – similar characteristics to Harris. There’s Clinton too of course.

Cackles, shrillary and obama’s hubbie. One is reminded of Banquo’s description of the witches in Macbeth:

What are these So withered and so wild in their attire, That look not like th’ inhabitants o’ th’ Earth, And yet are on ’t?—Live you? Or are you aught That man may question? You seem to understand me, By each at once her choppy finger laying Upon her skinny lips. You should be women, And yet your beards forbid me to interpret That you are so.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 25, 2024 11:53 am

Another don- of course.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 25, 2024 12:22 pm

Jewish women call on Penny Wong to speak louder about the horrors of Hamas

  • exclusive

By cameron stewart

  • Chief International Correspondent
  • 11:59AM May 25, 2024
  • 71 Comments

Australian Jewish women have called on Foreign Minister Penny Wong to view the harrowing Hamas footage of bloodied female Israeli ­hostages and speak out on their behalf, saying violence against women is not an ­Israeli or a Palestinian issue but a human rights issue.
Families of the five 19-year-old hostages released the shocking vision to highlight the plight of their daughters, who have been held captive by Hamas for 230 days.
In it, the five women – Liri Albag, Karina Ariev, Agam Berger, Daniella Gilboa and Naama Levy, whose cousin Nikki Perzuck lives in Melbourne – lie terrified and bloodied as Hamas terrorists tie their hands, subject them to ­vicious abuse, and abduct them on October 7.
One of the terrorists is heard telling the others: “Here are the girls who can get pregnant.” Another tells one of the women: “You are so beautiful.”
Melbourne-based mother and Jewish community activist Lillian Kline led a group of five Jewish women to Parliament House in Canberra to call on the government to speak out on behalf of the women and the sexual violence used against women by Hamas. “What was done to these women can never be justified or swept up in political debates about the history of the conflict. These are ­horrific crimes against women inflicted by men” Ms Kline said.
“Hamas have used rape and sexual torture to destroy these women in body and soul and to terrorise. We have a duty to save these five women plus the other 14 women still enslaved and being tortured by their male captors.”

She called on Senator Wong and the Minister for Women, Katy Gallagher, to “lead the campaign to alert the world to their plight and to call for their immediate release”.
“This is not an Israeli or Palestinian issue, it is a women’s issue and a basic human rights issue,” Ms Kline said.

Roger
Roger
May 25, 2024 12:22 pm

So Tingle is shilling for higher taxes. These people really have no idea about work and wealth creation.

She’s on a generous salary package with a number of options to reduce her income tax that aren’t available to the average PAYE taxpayer.

I wonder if she was advocating for those options to be cut to increase government revenue?

The article is paywalled so I don’t know…but I suspect not.

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Pogria
Pogria
May 25, 2024 12:24 pm

bwahahaha,
Media Matters is receiving a massive dose of their own medicine. So many crybabies being laid off because Elon, and others have stated, “hold my beer”.

https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2024/05/24/media-matters-lays-off-dozens-of-employees-due-to-elon-musk-lawsuit/

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 25, 2024 12:33 pm

Lithium batteries are fun, especially when crowded together.

SD firefighters fly in fire experts to tackle lithium battery fire still blazing from last week (24 May)

On Wednesday, May 15th, Gateway Energy Storage Facility erupted into flames—it’s a San Diego battery storage in a border community—and firefighters contained the blaze before handing operations off to the facility’s own team. But by the very next day, the fire reignited and it’s been going ever since. We’re now on day nine, by the way. Now, according to San Diego journalist Amy Reichert, the San Diego fire department has elected to fly in fire experts to “study” the fire because they have no idea how to manage the blaze, estimating that it may take another week or week-and-a-half to get the fire back under control

This isn’t even an old battery recycling centre, it’s a grid storage battery. Which has now been burning for ten days. And no one knows how to stop it.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 25, 2024 12:40 pm

Media Matters is receiving a massive dose of their own medicine.

Heh.

Media Matters Staffers Offered the Chance to ‘Learn to Code’ (24 May)

Chris
Chris
May 25, 2024 1:27 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

Floreat, Western Australia: Two people shot dead at a home in Perth – with a third person rushed to hospital

Daily Mail. Who said nothing ever happened in Perth?

H B Bear

Reply to  Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

Very unWestern Suburbs. Really South of the River or Eastern

Surburbs really.

Floreat? A few years ago a policeman pursued a young man (possible retard, possible drug involvement) from the skate park into his Floreat backyard, the kid stabbed him and was then shot dead in self defense.

The number of legal firearms in the Western Suburbs is high because so many farming families have homes there.

And very sadly, this seems to be a farming family breakup story.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 25, 2024 1:39 pm

Floreat shooting: Man who fatally shot two women then himself knew older victim ‘through mutual contact’Rebecca Le MayThe West Australian
Sat, 25 May 2024 11:02AM

A man who fatally shot two women at a Floreat home knew the older victim through a mutual contact and took his own life after committing the horrific crime, WA Police have revealed.
Dozens of police swarmed Berkeley Crescent about 4.30pm after reports someone had opened fire inside a house on the street.
When officers arrived, two people — believed to be a man and a woman — were found dead.
A younger woman was seriously injured and taken to Royal Perth Hospital, where they remained in a critical condition on Friday night.

On Saturday morning, WA Police confirmed the third person, a woman, had died.
“A female who was conveyed to hospital yesterday afternoon has since died,” a WA Police spokeswoman said.
“Three people are now deceased in relation to this incident.”
Police later revealed the man was aged in his 60s and killed himself while the older woman was aged in her 50s.
The younger woman’s age and relationship to the two people is yet to emerge.
A press conference about the incident will be held later on Saturday.
Neighbours said a mother and her two adult daughters live at the address.
One neighbour described the family as “just normal, lovely professional people”.
“There were a couple of different cars there today (parked at the house),” they said.
Another neighbour, David, said his daughter heard gunshots from his backyard while she was outside playing with their dog.
“She heard the gunshots and then she ran inside and locked the doors and waited until we got home. She said she just knew they were gunshots,” he said.
“I think she said it was three or four shots.
“We know the family (at that address) reasonably well and just hope they are OK.
“People in this area are really nice and friendly.”

JC
JC
May 25, 2024 1:55 pm

posted on the old fred

I could well imagine what’s going on at Media Matters. Musk is suing them for lying in an attempt to hurt his business – X. In order to defend themselves they had to hire a law firm. The fee vig would be eating into their bank balance is a huge way and that vig has to either be coughed up, monthly in advance, or as soon as the invoice is sent out. It’s not cheap.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 25, 2024 2:00 pm

It’s just shocking when you read that there are still people imprisoned without trial and subjected to solitary confinement on the capital of the ‘free’ world. The old perv is truly evil.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 25, 2024 2:07 pm

Uniparty machinations in NZ. Winston may need to whip the ACT & Nat’s into line. This one is squarely in ACT’s zone as they hold the ministerial.

https://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2024/05/dairy_owners_scoff_at_watered_down_three_strikes_law.html

Long and short they are trying to water down 3 strikes and your out laws to any jail sentence over 24 months. One of the examples in the article cited has a perp still not seeing jail at 105 offences!

Makka
Makka
May 25, 2024 2:18 pm

Tell us what you really think;

@DogRightGirl

A quintessential New Yorker goes after @JoeNBC


https://x.com/DogRightGirl/status/1794165644096864727

shatterzzz
May 25, 2024 2:19 pm

Fascinating facts .. episode #72 .. opened a packet of coffee beans to grind and noticed a round plastic cap attached inside about 2 inches down from the top ..
Google is your friend .. &, apparently, packaged coffee beans give off carbon dioxide so the cap has a pin hole in it to allow the CD to escape ..’

No need to thank me as you rush off to check your coffee beans bag .. LOL!

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thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 25, 2024 2:22 pm

and if they’re going to lose it may as well be with the drunk, laughing hyena

So you are saying Hillarys back?
?

Ceres
Ceres
May 25, 2024 2:23 pm

The old perv is truly evil.”
Won’t be the Democrat nominee. Disintegrating by the day, everyone knows that the “Emperor has no clothes”.
Who? Kamala, Gavin or Michelle? All shockers.

Salvatore - Iron Publican
May 25, 2024 2:24 pm

… apparently, packaged coffee beans give off carbon dioxide so the cap has a pin hole in it to allow the CD to escape

Reason #7 to stick to Pablo instant coffee.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 25, 2024 2:25 pm

Their ABCcess has decided to start afresh after Phatty Phill waddles off to tend his flourishing patch of crotch fungi.

Marr, the conceited one.
https://about.abc.net.au/press-releases/david-marr-to-host-rn-late-night-live/

A bum burgling crotchtruffle aficionado.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 25, 2024 2:27 pm

https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2024/05/criminal-glorification.html

A biopic on the life of George Floyd? “A man with flaws?: Seriously?

Zatara
Zatara
May 25, 2024 2:35 pm

They came for the trains first, now this atrocity.

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/IMG_9130.jpg

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Ellie
Ellie
May 25, 2024 2:37 pm

Ruth Wajnryb
Allen & Unwin, 2001 – Biography & Autobiography – 356 pages
“Silence is often the most powerful form of communication and it is silence that still dominates the homes of Holocaust survivors and their families, even after half a century. Through interviews with children of survivors, this book explores communication in survivor families from the perspective of the postwar generation. Explaining the effects of trauma on communication, this book offers an understanding of the language of silence that often becomes the first step to healing. This book also touches on different types of trauma,”

KevinM
KevinM
May 25, 2024 2:41 pm

Miltonf
May 25, 2024 2:00 pm

It’s just shocking when you read that there are still people imprisoned without trial and subjected to solitary confinement on the capital of the ‘free’ world. The old perv is truly evil.

What is more shocking is that some here still defending the US as being the pillar of freedom, despite what goes on in their courtrooms.
People of means can defend themselves,not that it’s doing them a lot of good the way it goes, imagine the poor buggers who can’t afford expensive lawyers.

Stalin would be blushing.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 25, 2024 2:57 pm

Agree 100%- as I’ve said before the USA is becoming more and more like its old foe the USSR. Maybe Trump will prevail but that it’s come to the level of Stalinist show trials is beyond disgusting.

Zatara
Zatara
May 25, 2024 3:01 pm

George Pell has entered the chat. He mentioned something about glass houses.

News Flash – the courts of the west have been poisoned by progressive politics for 60+ years now. They have pissed all over the concept of justice in the ‘anything goes’ methodology of advancing their agenda.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 25, 2024 3:07 pm

Nobody ever expected the UKR to win this war. It’s just a Proxy War to weaken Russia.

“Despite the Ukrainian military losing more and more ground on the battlefield, the Estonian PM claims Moscow can still be beaten by Kiev. This week alone, Russian forces have already gained more ground than Ukrainian troops were able to. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has urged Ukraine to admit it cannot win on the battlefield, and sit down for talks.”

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/armstrong-in-the-media/rt-interview/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 25, 2024 3:09 pm

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Mother Lode
Mother Lode
May 25, 2024 3:34 pm

I had a surprisingly delicious wine last week. A 2018 Shiraz from the Canberra district, named by the vineyard ‘Eliza Jane’. Subtle fruit (as opposed to jammy ‘big’ reds), white pepper and spice, smooth tannins, a complex of flavours – well worth it

The surprise? Oh, did I forget to mention the vineyard?

McWilliams!

Yes, the cooking sherry people.

i know the company changed hands a couple of years ago but this wine was made before then by the old crew.

Highly recommended – even if for no reason other than the hitherto unknown experience of finding something good coming out of Canberra.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 25, 2024 3:50 pm

Demons of Munich massacre put Israel on edge for OlympicsSecurity in Paris is focused on keeping the terrorists out. But this won’t reassure the Israeli athletes who face levels of open hostility not seen for two generations. What if the danger — as witnessed in 1972 — comes from within?
By jacquelin magnay

From Sport
May 24, 2024
9 minute read
5
Security concerns surrounding the Paris Olympic Games have focused upon keeping terrorists out. They have hi-tech cameras, counter drones, facial recognition, extensive barrier fencing, and QR codes for residents and tourists to move about.
There will be more than 100,000 police, military and private security contractors on the ground working to identify threats and an unknown number in widespread intelligence co-operation among European and western nations.
But none of this is particularly reassuring to the group of Israeli athletes who face levels of overt hostility not seen for two generations. What if the danger for them comes from within?
Who is policing the security so stretched that organisers have been unable to fill thousands of positions and the training is watered down? How will the French cope with the rising tide of anti-Israeli sentiment that has seen youthful demonstrations at universities, weekly city marches and unthinkable overt anti-Semitism?
As tensions ratchet across the Middle East, the extraordinary measures needed to keep Israeli singer Eden Golan at Eurovision safe from the baying mob outside – she kept to her heavily protected hotel room – and from some nasty rival competitors inside the Swedish venue at Malmo has been a snapshot into the worries concerning the Israeli intelligence services.
Shin Bet head Ronen Bar personally oversaw a team providing Golan’s protection, but those concerns will be magnified at the Paris Olympics as Israelis compete across 12 sports at multiple venues, including football stadiums, for nearly three weeks.

No wonder Israeli’s foreign intelligence arm, Mossad, and Shin Bet have boosted the size of the close protection team to personally look after more than 60 Israeli athletes and as many officials for the Paris Olympics.
“We will have a ring of steel around the athletes,’’ one Israeli official told The Weekend Australian, who added specific details are being withheld to maintain the utmost secrecy.

shatterzzz
May 25, 2024 3:54 pm

Who’da thunk it ..! A gummint business that understands economics .. LOL!

In 2012 the ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT issued its 1st, general circulation, coloured coin .. the Rememberance Day Red Poppy .. now whether cos unsure of public acceptance/sales, no idea, they limited the, circulated, amount to 500 000 (standard colour releases are from 1 million upwards for most $2 coloured coins since)..
Sooo, being such a small number the coin’s value flew up to $500 each on the collectors market very quickly .. Over the years it has settled down but is still worth $200 upwards (if you can get one for under $200 .. a bargain) ..
fast forward to 2022 and Anzac Day comes around again but this time RAM has dun its homework .. the 5, 10 & 20cents coins, are costing more to produce than their value(s) so RAM is struggling to break even, come the Rememberance $2 coloured the Mint doesn’t issue a new design (and the coupla million coins necessary) what it does is re-issue the 2012 Red Poppy with the latest variation of Queen Elizabeth on the obverse side and by limiting the run to 60 000 and NO general circulation ( RAM sale only) they can charge $150 each so,vastly, reducing production costs but ensuring they make just as much, or more, profit as a “normal” issue …..
So, unlike Oz Post who flood the market with so many new stamp issues a year that they have made stamp collecting so expensive they attract very few “newbies” into the game RAM has limited the production run(s) of the, extremely, popular & collectable $2 colours into a flourishing business .. They still produce enuf to keep folk happy & to keep the collectors, average, prices (except for several specific colours) between $5 & $10 each .. Making Oz $2 colours an affordable priced hobby compared to Oz postage stamps ……
 
To give you an idea of how valuable the 2012/2022 Red Poppies are at upwards of $200 .. the next most sort after is the 2013 Queen Coronation issue from $45 up …….

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
May 25, 2024 4:11 pm

the next most sort after

Not sort, sought. From the verb to seek.

rosie
rosie
May 25, 2024 4:31 pm

Race day observations.
Attended with an owner (which in these days of syndicates is not as rarefied an atmosphere as it once might have been) and was therefore allowed down to observe near the mounting yard before the race.
Male jockeys were very boney in their baggy pants while the smaller girls did not share that look of general emaciation.
Must be very difficult to maintain raceweights for men.
Crowd was small despite the free entry but it was a pleasant day in the thin sunshine.
I used to go to the races regularly but stopped in the early nineties, too busy with children’s sports.
So many more ways to place bets these days, didnt win as neither of the horses there was an interest did any good, so I maintain my loser’s club associate membership.

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Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
May 25, 2024 4:34 pm

the sort next most wanted
Even more clearer for youse

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 25, 2024 4:43 pm

Sickening NT Police Territory Response Group awards ‘clearly racist’

  • Exclusive

By liam mendes

  • Reporter

and paige taylor

  • Indigenous Affairs Correspondent, WA Bureau Chief
  • 8:41AM May 25, 2024

Explosive exhibits revealing further racism within the Northern Territory police’s most elite unit are set to be unveiled at the ­coronial inquest into the death of Indigenous teenager Kumanjayi Walker.
The Weekend Australian has obtained copies of the most shocking examples yet of racist language and imagery used in the annual awards of the Territory Response Group.
It comes despite some longtime TRG members having given the NT Coroner sworn statements the squad was not racist and neither were the awards.
At least one officer has provided an updated affidavit. The newly unearthed awards cast doubt that previous examples could have been aberrations, with the NT ICAC commissioner declaring on Friday “racist awards had been produced in the TRG”.

calli
calli
May 25, 2024 4:43 pm

“If you want to interview yourself, you can go ahead and do that”

Well said that man!

?

Erik-Island-I-didnt-come-up-with-this-quote-I-just-redid-it-with-a-slightly-better-image.-For-all-of-you-empaths-born-liste
H B Bear
H B Bear
May 25, 2024 5:55 pm

In Teh Weekend Paywallian Janet A fingers the pair behind Australia signing up to the ICC. No surprise all roads lead (as they so often do) to Howard, this time with Dolly Downer.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 25, 2024 6:02 pm

Man who killed mother, daughter in Floreat home was looking for his ex-wife
By Holly ThompsonMay 25, 2024 — 1.59pm

Listen to this article
3 min
A 63-year-old man who shot and killed a mother and teenage daughter inside their home in Perth’s western suburbs on Friday afternoon was the ex-husband of one of the mother’s friends, WA Police have confirmed.
The man, who attended the Floreat house looking for his ex-wife, instead murdered a 59-year-old woman, and an 18-year-old woman, before turning the gun on himself.
The man was a licensed firearms’ holder, and was also known to police, but not for violence.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 25, 2024 6:09 pm

In Teh Weekend Paywallian Janet A fingers the pair behind Australia signing up to the ICC. No surprise all roads lead (as they so often do) to Howard, this time with Dolly Downer.

Yes close scrutiny of Howard’s time in office leaves one thinking he left the country in worse shape than he found it. I’d also add the RET feed in tariff, mass migration, Iraq, Trumble and Kemp’s assault on property rights. Howard’s spiteful comments about Trump really finished him with me.

Roger
Roger
May 25, 2024 6:13 pm

In Teh Weekend Paywallian Janet A fingers the pair behind Australia signing up to the ICC. No surprise all roads lead (as they so often do) to Howard, this time with Dolly Downer.

My hope is that one day not long hence a conservative will write a book detailing the damage John Howard did to this country.

Downer and David Kemp will deserve special mentions.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 25, 2024 6:25 pm

Would be greatly appreciated if someone could post Janet A’s article.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 25, 2024 6:32 pm

Reading “The Graves are Walking:The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People” by John Kelly.

“By June,1847, a million people were on public relief – 850,000 outdoors, and the remainder in the workhouses, and that figure did not include those who had contrived to get themselves arrested, because Irish jails served a better class of food then Irish workhouses.” (Page 335.)

Rabz
May 25, 2024 6:36 pm

Run, rabbit, run

For when you’re kicking around in your home town – Time

The grate gig in the sky* …

The Pink Floyd, Cats, accept no substitutes, I tells ya! 🙂

David Gilmour
Roger Waters
Richard Wright
Nick Mason
Syd Barrett

*Featuring a Torrie …

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 25, 2024 6:44 pm

I’ve thought for a while that Howard’s poisonous legacy in the form of Martin Trumble was a big eff you to his former supporters as if to say ‘fooled you!’

Rabz
May 25, 2024 6:44 pm

The Floyd or the Zeppelin, Cats?

Neither of them courted commercial appeal – and yet – they were among the best … 🙂

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 25, 2024 6:47 pm

Black Dog is one of my favs- when I was 11 or 12 I remember some rather alarming hoods jumped on board the train I was on at Carramar iirc with their transistor radio blaring out that song.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 25, 2024 6:48 pm

The Pink Floyd, Cats, accept no substitutes

Ok I’ll bite. 😀

Pink Floyd – Learning To Fly (1987)

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – Learning To Fly (1991)

Foo Fighters – Learn To Fly (1999)

Don’t mind me, it’s just how my brain works. Three excellent singles though!

Roger
Roger
May 25, 2024 6:51 pm

Neither of them courted commercial appeal…

ROTFLMAO.

Sorry, Rabz.

Pogria
Pogria
May 25, 2024 6:54 pm

This afternoon I watched a home game at my local Rugby Club.
Unfortunately, my home team was soundly defeated. Won’t post score, it is rather sad.
Watching the game, my home team is chockers with Fijians this season, the opposition were mostly Anglo, the one constant that kept flooding my brain was, it was as though I were watching the Rugby scene in “Footrot Flats, the Movie”.
It was fantastic. There were a couple of blokes with those funny little helmets. A very tidy, but pretty mullet, scrawny white fellas and massive, chocolate, man mountains. It was surreal.

I have tried to find the Rugby scene, but no go. You will have to content yourselves with the full movie. Have fun.

ps, I had a pet magpie, although I named him Puke, not “Pew”. lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv5tlyKEoXU

Ellie
Ellie
May 25, 2024 6:54 pm

I have been deleted. Thank you, JC. Your power on this blog is something.

I have found a higher power.

I don’t apologise.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CBKwV6oNYvw

Rabz
May 25, 2024 6:55 pm

A Misesesque dinosaur personage posing the eternal question – “Why is it* so bloody loud, I asks ya“?

*Rock ‘n’ Roll, Cats! 🙂

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Rabz
May 25, 2024 7:00 pm

Paul Wallee – the man remains a legend, Cats.

Despite his best efforts …

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Roger
Roger
May 25, 2024 7:02 pm

In those days, once you were signed to a record label you had to court commercial appeal, else you’d be out on your ear in short time and playing in a covers band or hiring out by the hour as a session musician, as Jimmy Page did in between band gigs. The only member of Pink Floyd who was good enough to aspire to that was David Gilmour.

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Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 25, 2024 7:04 pm

From the Spectator.

In 2010, Howard persuaded Malcolm Turnbull not to quit parliament.
In the aftermath of his December 2009 party room deposition by Tony Abbott by just one vote, Turnbull resolved to leave politics at the 2010 election. His vanquisher, Abbott, showing the magnanimity and consideration for others that have always been part of who he is, urged Turnbull to stay and strengthen the Coalition team that, by all indications in early 2010, was facing a second mauling by then PM Kevin Rudd and Labor.
But it was not the entreaties of the new leader but of Liberal great Howard that finally turned Turnbull and keep him in the parliamentary fold. In hindsight, however, what a monumental mistake that was, a mistake that came close to destroying the Liberal party’s broad church as we know it.

Rabz
May 25, 2024 7:06 pm

The Mason’s garage is testament to their lack of commercial appeal

err, Bear (and Rog), care to name a commercial strategy that netted the Floyd as many gazillions as they somehow mysteriously managed to gather?

You might also like to nominate some some floyd and zeppelin singles while you’re at it … 😕

Louis Litt
May 25, 2024 7:08 pm

The vegan guy that filmed that nonsense supersize me dies of cancer, Haid kemo.
i see he groomed himself a lot after the success of the filum.

Arky
May 25, 2024 7:08 pm

Was in a sport store last week.
Half overheard a conversation between their staff member and two gentlemen, the gist of which seemed to be whether the store would accept some form of payment from the NDIS for some boxing gear.
Seems one was a “client”, the other either a social worker or something or other.
I asked my boxing trainer on Monday if the NDIS would fund such a purchase. “Yeah, for sure” was his reply.
I suppose it’s better to fund the buggers to do a bit of exercise, rather than paying for prostitutes, which apparently the NDIS also signs off on. “It’s a whole new world” he said.
“I don’t understand it” I said.
”We’re old” he replied.

Rabz
May 25, 2024 7:12 pm
Roger
Roger
May 25, 2024 7:14 pm

err, Bear (and Rog), care to name a commercial strategy that netted the Floyd as many gazillions as they somehow mysteriously managed to gather?

Dark Side of the Moon.

A collection of extended FM friendly 3 chord pop songs with suitable for the period dark lyrics, mixed by Alan Parsons to enhance the stoner’s stereo listening experience c. 1973.

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Indolent
Indolent
May 25, 2024 7:14 pm

The current situation in under two minutes, cutting through all the bullshit.

What Happened to Kate Middleton?

Rabz
May 25, 2024 7:18 pm

The only member of Pink Floyd who was good enough to aspire to that was David Gilmour

Seen here in one of the most legendary brunette sirens in human history‘s film clips … 🙂

Indolent
Indolent
May 25, 2024 7:23 pm
Indolent
Indolent
May 25, 2024 7:24 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 25, 2024 7:30 pm

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Freefalling.

Your wish is my command Zulu!

Tom Petty – Free Fallin’ (1989)

Smooth and yummy. I tried to think of a couple tracks to go with it, but trying and trying I only dredged one out of my dusty cranial attic.

Single Gun Theory – Fall (1994)

Rabz
May 25, 2024 7:31 pm

Dark Side of the Moon

Sold 30 million plus copies, Rog.

No singles, no marketing, just word of mouth. A sound commercial strategy in this instance.

On a personal note, I’d never heard a note of it until I was in my early twenties and that was only courtesy of various people telling me about Syd Barrett.

As for the Zep, they were best avoided, although I do remember 2SM playing various tracks from Physical Graffiti in 1975 … 😕

Posted again, thanks to stupid nested comments, Cats 😡

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Rabz
May 25, 2024 7:36 pm

Was in a sport store last week, taking a break from purveying some unfashionable economic views …

This is what he does, Cats – himself and his dottir who is his busy assistant on the mighty model A project.

Which is never going to be completed?

Gilas
Gilas
May 25, 2024 7:45 pm

For Cats curious about the free-speech encrypted social platform Telegram, Tucker interviewed the founder, owner and CEO Pavel Durov.

Telegram is open-source, provides end-to-end encryption and optional self-deletion of messages, unlike FuckerBorg’s and Tim Crook’s offerings, no cloud backup of messages is possible. The website’s FAQ has plenty more info on all this.

Also telling are Durov’s travails when setting up Telegram, which is currently run from an autocratic monarchic state which has freer speech and emplyment laws than Australia, EU and the US.

Almost an hour long, but well worth a full listen.

A perfect example of what normal Russian education and post-Soviet awareness can accomplish, while mutant DEI-woke cretinism is rightfully destroying the West.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 25, 2024 7:48 pm

Don’t really remember Pink Floyd having the buzz that U2 had a few years later. Bands could still fly under the radar in those days – Smashing Pumpkins and REM both played the early Big Day Outs from memory. Saw Baby Animals at the Dunsborough pub sometime around then. It was definitely before the era of blockbuster tours.

Rabz
May 25, 2024 7:54 pm

My hope is that one day not long hence a conservative will write a book detailing the damage John Howard did to this country.

Rog, if it’s any consolation, I could compose a dissertation destroying his and his weirdo idiots’ non existent legacy within two A4 pages.

While sparingly utilising bullet points.

Not being a “conservative” helps.

Cassie* has described me as an anarchist.

One step forward, two steps back, Squire.

*Who’s bowed out again, thanks to Doves allowing a carbon based lifeform by the name of “ellie” to post here.

Muddy
Muddy
May 25, 2024 8:03 pm

Choiceless Choices.
A 20 minute video of a Jewish New Yorker, Natalie, who survived the Nova Festival massacre on the 7th of October.
I almost cried at about the 12min 40 sec mark.

Imagine, if you will, a large sporting event here in Australia. Let’s say the AFL Grand Final. Now imagine a large force of armed men infiltrated the venue, and, with some posted at the exits, gunning down football fans.

Can you imagine our media blaming the fans themselves for their fate? ‘Well, you shouldn’t have been there!’
No?

Words still fail to suffice.

Rabz
May 25, 2024 8:05 pm

the buzz that U2 had

Downtown LA – seventh and Main, 1986 🙂

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 25, 2024 8:07 pm

U2, a bunch of pretentious wankers.

Arky
May 25, 2024 8:10 pm

Given how lefty the female population has skewed, and how much the far left like to virtue signal their goodness, and how much they like all the things sexual revolutionary, you would think there would be an entire army of purple haired revolutionary chicks roaming the land searching for disabled blokes to wank off.
Instead of sitting on their fat arses on university campuses in solidarity to the Palis. We shouldn’t need the NDIS if lefty chicks were doing their job.
Maybe they just need organising.
I see a role for you Rabz.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
May 25, 2024 8:12 pm

Can you imagine our media blaming the fans themselves for their fate? ‘Well, you shouldn’t have been there!’
No?
Words still fail to suffice.

To be fair, if the fans knew that a few miles away there were a gang of murderous loonies who had declared their intention of killing all fans, it might have been thought imprudent to attend.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 25, 2024 8:15 pm

watching the Rugby scene in “Footrot Flats, the Movie”.

Heavenly!

Dave Dobbyn – Slice of Heaven (1986)

ps, I had a pet magpie, although I named him Puke

Molly has a new friend.

Queensland family’s viral interspecies friendship with magpie and staffies continues with new native bird rescue (23 May)

Gotta hand it to those people, they were monstered by the Qld public service Karens and have come through the fire like true heroes.

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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 25, 2024 8:16 pm

“Poor poor me” sooking one minute.
Lecturing people about resilience in the face of trauma the next.
FMD.

Rabz
May 25, 2024 8:19 pm

These stupid “nested” comments

Just get rid of them, Doves!

A role I’m not in any hurry to take up, squire … 🙁

And yes, ranga, U2 could could be alleged to be pretentious wankers (BIRM)

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 25, 2024 8:33 pm

Re U2 I do like this one, which is the U2 track from an earlier Batman matched with footage of the Heath Ledger Joker Batman. Fits perfectly.

U2 – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 25, 2024 8:46 pm

“Poor poor me” sooking one minute.

Lecturing people about resilience in the face of trauma the next.

Been involved in outdoor pursuits.

Watch this grow into uncontrolled rants. Again.

Rabz
May 25, 2024 8:47 pm

U2 – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

Their last grate song … 😕

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 25, 2024 8:54 pm

Their last grate song

No, that would not be correct. 😀

U2 – Vertigo (2004)

Nice energy!

KevinM
KevinM
May 25, 2024 8:55 pm

Arky
May 25, 2024 6:29 pm

Reply to  Miltonf

Agree 100%- as I’ve said before the USA is becoming more and more like its old foe the USSR. 

Really?

You think the current USA is like the USSR.

The USSR that caused the holodomor, wherein 6 to 9 million state enemies were starved to death?

I like some of Arky’s economics ideas and opinions about China, although they are coloured to some extent for obvious reasons.

BUT, you can’t equate a stupid, bad economic decision with political oppression in the US.
Nor do you need 18 mill people in gulags.

You can do that easily by showing that even the very wealthy powerful people like Trump can be dealt with via the courts “legally”.

Most people just want to get through life as easy as we can, not everyone is a born revolutionary, yes we can and are being cowed into compliance.

Not like a few of our Q.land brethren who are ready to die on the hills, right after us of course if we fail.

Keeping stumm is safety.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 25, 2024 9:08 pm

U2 – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

Their last grate song 😐

The whole Batman Forever soundtrack is ridiculously good. Better than the movie, which I have to say was watchable.

The Passenger – Michael Hutchence (1995)

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 25, 2024 9:09 pm

Watch this grow into uncontrolled rants. Again.

You can bet on it.
Old dogs, new tricks and all that

Rabz
May 25, 2024 9:11 pm

Miss Maggie Dodgers:

Want Want

Pure Pop. 🙂

JC
JC
May 25, 2024 9:14 pm

Interesting perspective from Bronx voters at the Trump rally. Surprising NBC went with this piece

NY isn’t likely to go with Trump but in previous years the chances were zero. It’s now at about 30%.

tap here

Rabz
May 25, 2024 9:15 pm

Commercial considerations be damned!

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 25, 2024 9:19 pm

Another seriously good track from the same album.

Nick Cave – There Is A Light (1995)

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 25, 2024 9:28 pm

Reading John Nichol’s book :Spitfire” – the account of a young Spitfire pilot, on leave from the fighting in Sicily, at an ancient hilltop town, overlooking the beaches, lying on the beach, and watching a striking young Italian lady, strip off her clothes and enter the water. He realized how he had killed, watched friends die and been blooded in battle, but had never seen a naked lady,,,(Page 283.)

MatrixTransform
May 25, 2024 9:33 pm

Watch this grow into uncontrolled rants. Again.

lemme guess

you and sancho are gonna wank each other off

… again?

Rabz
May 25, 2024 9:38 pm
Black Ball
Black Ball
May 25, 2024 9:41 pm

Had the great pleasure of playing football with my son today. Bit sore but I loved every minute

MatrixTransform
May 25, 2024 9:42 pm

the word of the day is … moribund

Nelson_Kidd-Players
Nelson_Kidd-Players
May 25, 2024 9:43 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 25, 2024 9:46 pm

I’m gonna get this tattoo changed to another girl’s name!

The Cruel Sea – The Honeymoon Is Over (1993)

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
May 25, 2024 9:56 pm

The Australian has some articles up about NT police and racism and some old social media posts by the Police Minister Potter. Potter is ex Army and posts were made years before he was elected. Apparently Potter liked a meme quoting Rommel.

“The Executive Council of Australian Jewry slammed Mr Potter for his remarks, claiming expressed admiration for one of Hitler’s generals was “appalling conduct” by a public official.

The General referred to is Rommel and the article describes him as a Nazi General.

Whilst I am very supportive of Jewish spokesmen I think in this case going a bit too far. I think of all the German generals Rommel is the most highly regarded by his opponents. If he was a Nazi then all Germans were. Let’s not forget he basically had to commit suicide to protect his family.

I think it is not surprising that a former soldier might share memes about Rommel or admire him. If he had survived the war I am pretty sure he would have been highly regarded by his opposing Generals. Field Marshall Manstein after the war toured US military and spoke on leadership etc.

About 25 years ago I met a former Australian 8th Army soldier who was a POW. He was in a group who had been captured and mentioned Rommel coming over to ensure they were being properly fed and treated. He said he would rather have been commanded by Rommel than Monty.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
Nelson_Kidd-Players
May 25, 2024 9:58 pm

You’d better run…

m.youtube.com/watch?v=j2s8yGMEbSs&pp=ygUZcnVuIGxpa2UgaGVsbCBwaW5rIGZsb3lkIA

Not Dark Side of the Moon, though. 🙂

Rabz
May 25, 2024 9:59 pm

Cats impressing a chick – the Hush … 🙂

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 25, 2024 10:01 pm

Anyway, Sliante to you mob. I’m having a couple of single malts, and contemplating the deeper mysteries of life.

While I’ve got the best brains of the Cat here, riddle me this, thrillseekers.

Who was it who coined the immortal line about “bringing a knife to a gunfight?”

Inquiring minds want to know.

Rabz
May 25, 2024 10:02 pm

Hey, Rabz – All I ask … 🙂

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
May 25, 2024 10:03 pm

Reading John Nichol’s book :Spitfire
Roald Dahl was also a fighter pilot in North Africa and Greece during WW2.
His youthful book “Going Solo” covers that and some earlier experiences on the way to and in Kenya before the war started.

Rabz
May 25, 2024 10:05 pm

Spellbound … 🙂

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
May 25, 2024 10:06 pm

Knife to a gunfight …
It was probably Sean Connery’s character in The Untouchables.

KevinM
KevinM
May 25, 2024 10:45 pm

Land of the free, fair and of no interference in other nations’ affairs?

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Rabz
May 25, 2024 10:46 pm
Indolent
Indolent
May 25, 2024 10:47 pm

@LauraLoomer

EXCLUSIVE:

https://abs-0.twimg.com/emoji/v2/svg/1f6a8.svgNEW YORK’S DEMOCRAT GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL @GovKathyHochul HAS SENT NEARLY $700,000 IN PAYMENTS TO THE PERSONAL HOME RESIDENCE OF LOREN MERCHAN, THE DAUGHTER OF NEW YORK JUDGE JUAN MERCHAN!

As President Trump’s trial enters it’s 6th week in New York City, I have discovered that New York Democrat Governor Kathy Hochul (another Trump hater) @KathyHochul is a client of New York Judge Merchan’s daughter, Loren Merchan, who is the President of the Democrat Consulting Firm Authentic Campaigns @Authentic_HQ. 

Yesterday, when President Trump held a rally in the Bronx, NY, Governor Hochul went on @CNN with Fake Tapper @jaketapper and called Trump supporters who showed up to the #Bronx rally “clowns”.

According to records in the New York State Board of Elections database, Hochul has sent $689,974.35 to Loren Merchan’s personal home address in Richmond Virginia.

This comes after I also exposed how New York Democrat Congressman 

@RepDanGoldman has sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to Loren’s house, and as I exposed yesterday, New York Democrat Congressman 

@hakeemjeffries, aka Dollar Tree Barrack Hussein Obama, the Democrat House Minority Leader, has sent nearly $1.5 Million to Loren Merchan’s personal home address where she lives with her husband Taylor Harper, who is an employee at @JoeBiden’s @uscensusbureau.

Isn’t it interesting how so many of the most high profile elected Democrats in New York are clients of Judge Merchan’s daughter, and have sent her millions of dollars in total to her personal residence as opposed to sending the checks to the Authentic Campaigns Headquarter office in Chicago?

The Biden-Harris campaign and @SenSchumer are also paid clients of Judge Merchan’s daughter. 

This is really starting to look like a money laundering operation, isn’t it? 

Why won’t @HouseGOP @GOPoversight investigate and subpoena Loren Merchan? 

This is so blatant.

Louis Litt
May 25, 2024 10:58 pm

Roger
25/5 @ 12:36pm
the Lara Tingle and her tax policy, was she wearing the blue painted macaroni from her first art class at 5 years of age which she now wears as ear rings.

Rabz
May 25, 2024 11:03 pm

Hey – Miss Emily

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 25, 2024 11:04 pm

lemme guess

you and sancho are gonna wank each other off

Somewhere in this wide brown land, there is a control panel with a switch that needs flicking.

Word of the day – verisimilitude

Youse wooden know

Rabz
May 25, 2024 11:14 pm

I feel your heat …

Don’t want to take a chance on your paper romance, you hot l’il bit o’ that … 🙂

Rabz
May 25, 2024 11:21 pm

Glittering as it might be …

Real

And some reality … 😕

Rabz
May 25, 2024 11:39 pm

Paul Wallee and the Yams, Cats!

A hundred lonely hausfrau‘s

I tells ya! … 🙂

Rabz
May 25, 2024 11:52 pm

Sacre bleu!

Let us just celebrate hausfrau, I encourages ya! 🙂

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 26, 2024 1:01 am
KevinM
KevinM
May 26, 2024 3:24 am

Indolent
May 25, 2024 7:14 pm

The current situation in under two minutes, cutting through all the bullshit.

What Happened to Kate Middleton?

Indolent, some of your links are fine but others… just weird.
This one is insane.

Tom
Tom
May 26, 2024 4:00 am
Top Ender
Top Ender
May 26, 2024 4:39 am

Postcard from Namibia

Docked at Walvis Bay with some difficulties and delays. We went on an independent tour – lucky enough to have Johannes, an Afrikaaner guide, very voluble and informative.

Namibia has a British/German history – their infrastructure is good – roads, desalination plant, housing, utilities etc. The country is wealthy with natural resources – uranium, diamonds, coal, gold, salt etc. Children learn English, Afrikaans and own language and must stay at school until 16 years. 
People on average are better off than South Africa and they are hoping – if the President does not take too large a cut – that new mining due to come on line, will improve job prospects and wealth for all. There is a public scheme with basic housing provided free, but the expectation is that you will move to a simple brick house which is rentable, but your contribution towards its purchase. There are no shanty towns. It is regarded as one of the safer places, and has better quality of life, than other African countries.

Our guide showed us his house and it wasn’t dissimilar to Darwin housing – all concrete with similar plants growing including palms.

The region is dry: the area we visited Walvis Bay receives less than 50ml rain per year, but so far this year they have had 2ml. It really is desolate. Sand dunes, flat areas. We drove out of town and for 30kms, did not see housing, people or any animals. There are lizards, snakes and scorpions. The northern region is wetter and produces wheat, cattle, sheep etc. 2/5ths  of the country is national parks.

First of all, saw the resident flamingos. They are born grey, but as they consume shrimp, turn pink. Mrs TE was very happy as she has never seen them in the wild.

We drove out into the extremely arid Namib Desert – the oldest desert in the world. There are a couple of unique plants that survive in this hostile region. Particularly for the veggies out there – one is lichen, which is a cross between algae and fungus which cannot exist without each other. They add a colourful tint to the otherwise bare rocks; white, green and orange-red. Must stick to existing roads because of damage to plant by vehicles. The other is the Welwitschia plant which the most geographically restricted gnetophyte species and is unlike any other known plant in the world. It can be called a “living fossil” – some may be more than 5,000 years old. During its entire life, each plant produces only two leaves, which often split into many segments as a result of the leaves being whipped by the wind. Both plants rely on the fog/mist for moisture.

We visited a region called “Moonscape” – river weathered hills to the black ridges of dolerite rock. It is where the latest Mad Max was filmed (instead of in Broken Hill, Australia – a previous location – which was “too green” at the time). Visited an isolated “oasis” called Goanikontes, an old traveller rest-stop, which had many car wrecks planted with succulents. Finally, on to the township of Swakopmund on Atlantic Ocean. Established by German colonists in 1892, the city showcases its German origins with its beautiful European-style colonial architecture.

 All up, Namibia is worth visiting. We are now going to travel further up the west coast of Africa on a succession of “sea days” – pretty much the same each day, with myself doing a lecture each morning. All new ones, including “How a Warship Works”, “Dangerous Sea Creatures”, “Napoleon” and “Ian Fleming and James Bond.”

KevinM
KevinM
May 26, 2024 4:43 am

Any society, no matter where, that worships a criminal thug over an honest cop doing his job is doomed.
May have been a tad overenthusiastic about it, I can’t recall, but still. He is in jail and crime has risen due to defund the police campaign.

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