Open Thread – Mon 27 May 2024


The Life of Man, Jan Steen, 1665

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

1.2K Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Black Ball
Black Ball
May 27, 2024 10:03 pm

Hawthorn racism scandal won’t proceed. Fell over.
Caroline Wilson of course pushing the barrow. Piss orf darling

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
May 27, 2024 10:06 pm

Not new but new to me.
https://x.com/RobertKennedyJr/status/1756561127557718286

The war in Ukraine is co-incidentally a landgrab by multinationals and money-earner for Blackrock.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 27, 2024 10:11 pm

Saw the Carl Vinson up close in Gage Roads off Perth. 87 I think. Impressive. The pilots off her were the ones in Top Gun.

Top Ender
Top Ender
May 27, 2024 10:11 pm

E-things go e-boom in Sydney’s big old e-fires

Here’s a little known fact: more people have been killed in fires started by lithium-ion batteries than by nuclear power. Yet which one do the greenies want no part of?

Tim Blair

One thing in favour of bicycles: they very rarely catch fire.

Even the earliest bikes were largely flame-resistant, despite being made from wood. Had he wanted to set his timber-framed 1817 creation ablaze, bicycle inventor Karl von Drais would’ve basically had to throw the accursed machine on a bonfire, just like a common witch.

The same goes for the earliest non-motorised scooters, which were nothing more than wheels and planks. A few were presumably repurposed as firewood during the Great Depression, but hipsters can still find many unburned and functioning examples on eBay.

Bikes and scooters remained pretty much immune to immolation right up until relatively recently, when a few bright sparks added electric propulsion and lithium ion batteries to the two-wheeled equation.

Revenue-wise, this was a brilliant move. A Mordor Intelligence study puts Australia’s e-bike market size at nearly $100m. Globally, Grand View Research says the e-scooter market last year hit $55.7bn.

Serious coin, then. But the boom in e-bike and e-scooter sales is matched by massively enhanced career opportunities in the fields of fire suppression, household evacuation and emergency medical care.

Consider just a few media reports this year of Sydney e-fires:

January 19: “Several people have been lucky to escape with their lives after a faulty e-bike battery sparked a fire that engulfed a Sydney beachside apartment block.

“The e-bike had been left on to charge in a bedroom overnight, prompting warnings from fire authorities of the risks posed by lithium-ion batteries.”

March 14: “An e-bike burst into flames in an apartment block in Bankstown in Sydney’s southwest.

“It is believed the fire occurred after the e-bike’s battery, which was plugged into a generator device, went into thermal runaway … a second lithium-ion battery, believed to be from an e-scooter or e-bike, caught fire in the back of a garbage truck in Silverwater in Sydney’s west.”

May 23: “Four people have escaped an intense house fire, possibly caused by an e-scooter on charge, at Narraweena.” And on Sunday, Chippendale apartments were evacuated after a battery went thermal at a e-bike rental joint.

NSW Fire and Rescue’s Bryce Jonas told the Daily Mail: “We were struggling to find the source of the fire, but after some perseverance we managed to find an electric bike battery burning at the back of the store.” It’s always a safe bet.

Speaking of safety, nuclear is about as safe as a large-scale energy source can be, yet anti-atomic panic merchants keep pushing the near-exhausted “you wouldn’t want them in your backyard” line.

These clowns are more concerned about the infinitesimal risk of future Australian nuclear disasters than they are about lithium-ion fires happening right now in NSW at a rate, according to authorities, of nearly six per week.

Those Chippendale apartment residents had a more personal perspective. Many, the Mail reported, were furious that a business that charged lithium-ion batteries was allowed to operate beneath a residential block.

Said one: “Electric bikes are good for the environment, but you have to think about your neighbours.”

That’s a generous way of looking at things, but the people pushing lithium-ion batteries aren’t really interested in anybody’s neighbours or even in people generally. Their battery enthusiasm arises from religious devotion.

“Lithium-ion batteries are the critical pillar in a fossil fuel-free economy,” a 2021 United Nations paper declared.

“The use of lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles and stationary storage systems has indeed reduced greenhouse gas emissions by replacing combustion engines.”

And by erasing humans.

As I reported back in March, data collated by Australian emergency responder advisory firm EV Firesafe indicates that 36 people were killed worldwide by lithium-ion battery fires in just the first half of 2023.

The key point then remains the key point now: more people were killed in six months by the likes of bike-boosting batteries than have been killed throughout the entire 68-year history of industrial nuclear energy.

They’d be blocking harbours to stop thousands of Chinese lithium-ion bicycle e-bombs getting in.

And they’d be wise to do so at a protective distance. Those things go up like you wouldn’t believe.

Tim Blair

Daily Tele

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 27, 2024 10:13 pm

Why Lisa Wilkinson’s eye-watering legal bill could backfire on her – as court reveals how she ran up $1.8m in fees fighting Bruce Lehrmann in court

  • Lisa Wilkinson has billed Network Ten $1.8million
  • Her invoices are revealed, and Ten disputes them all 
  • Lawyers billed her for every email and phone call

Daily Mail. Don’t you just weep for the lady, in her plight? Naah, me neither. Big boys games, big boys rules.

m0nty
m0nty
May 27, 2024 10:16 pm

If poor old Cranky had bothered to look at Alex Zucco’s pinned tweet she would have seen video taken from Phillip Clayton Simpson’s own feed, where he is given the mic by the terfs in front of Parliament in Spring St and proceeds to gob off at nearby counter-protestors.

https://x.com/zucco_alex/status/1794238566496891061?s=46

You lot are so hilariously lazy, and keep embarrassing yourselves.

Indolent
Indolent
May 27, 2024 10:43 pm
Indolent
Indolent
May 27, 2024 10:46 pm
Cassie of Sydney
May 27, 2024 10:48 pm

The pervert apologist is our very own Alex Jones, but that is a tad unfair to Jones, because Alex Jones has never advocated physically assaulting women whose opinions he does not approve of……unlike our very own pervert apologist.

Indolent
Indolent
May 27, 2024 10:49 pm

Russell Broadband

OpenDAEN: Staggering Numbers

KevinM
KevinM
May 27, 2024 11:36 pm

True, some people have no get up and go drive. While others work and support them.
Unfair I say.

Screenshot-2024-05-27-233148
Salvatore - Iron Publican
May 27, 2024 11:38 pm

Lysander  May 27, 2024 5:07 pm

Did any other Cats see a video recently of a young blonde woman trying to go for a walk in Lakemba and the cops stopped her because….

That clip has been revived & doing the rounds on social media over the past week or so. Good.
It was 6 years ago. Much discussed on the Cat at the time. The Plod who was handed that stick of dynamite with hissing fuse has since left the force & gone on to great things, UN for some big stuff, joined a security consultancy firm, with most recent gig is as the Royal Commissioner into veteran suicide.

Given how he handled the Lauren Southern “case”, i.e. she & some friends walking on a Sydney street, I have significant reservations as to his leadership abilities (his security consultancy profile disagrees with me, and has a few quick slogans to prove he’s a top man).

He could have and should have, handled the matter in much better fashion.

calli
calli
May 28, 2024 12:22 am

Spotted in the Marrakech airport business lounge – a cat on a lead.

And I swear I haven’t yet taken a sip of my G&T.

Which I earned – a motorbike tipped over onto me in the medina a couple of hours ago. Refused to cry in pain – swore instead.

Last edited 27 days ago by calli
calli
calli
May 28, 2024 12:26 am

Thank goodness…they’ve taken away the screaming baby. Today has been a bit of a train wreck and a yodelling infant was the last straw.

Did buy a nice turquoise bowl in the market though…pre motorcycle accident.

KevinM
KevinM
May 28, 2024 12:51 am

calli
May 28, 2024 12:22 am

And I swear I haven’t yet taken a sip of my G&T.

Which I earned – a motorbike tipped over onto me in the medina a couple of hours ago. Refused to cry in pain – swore instead.

I hope you are OK.
What did you do to deserve this? Seems Morocco is not the best place for you?
Lets hope the rest of your holiday makes up for it.

calli
calli
May 28, 2024 1:11 am

The paths in the medina are narrow and crowded. Keep to the right they said.

And I did for that is my natural inclination. 🙂

However, that did not stop a nitwit on another contraption clipping a parked bike and dropping it…on me.

As for the noxious djinns…I have the best type of immunity.

calli
calli
May 28, 2024 1:15 am

KevinM, you have an excellent memory. I can only recall one Cat with similar, particularly when it comes to my bibs and bobs of adventures.

Nice to see another takes such an interest.

KevinM
KevinM
May 28, 2024 2:19 am

Now this, I never knew, I simply let auto correct to correct me even if it makes no sense. Lets face it a lot of comments on the net make no sense anyway.

Screenshot-2024-05-28-021534
Tom
Tom
May 28, 2024 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
May 28, 2024 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
May 28, 2024 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
May 28, 2024 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
May 28, 2024 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
May 28, 2024 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
May 28, 2024 4:10 am

Tina Norton.

Tom
Tom
May 28, 2024 4:11 am
Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 28, 2024 4:19 am

Thanks Tom.

Johnny Rotten
Johnny Rotten
May 28, 2024 4:20 am

comment image

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
May 28, 2024 5:46 am

Trio of rapists on the Andrew Giles visa leniency list

Perchance, does this make Andrew Giles a misogynist? does he have a woman problem? or is he just malicious toward the Australian people given he puts everyone in danger — fact check: has he looked at his watch while talking to a woman?

article in the Oz I’ll put it up in a tick

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
May 28, 2024 6:04 am

Sorry it’s a long article with great detail in the types of creatures that Minister Giles’ directive has permitted to remain in Australia and the Tribunal’ reasons as to why they are deemed fit to remain in Australia.

Trio of rapists on the Andrew Giles visa leniency list
EXCLUSIVE
By PAUL GARVEY. SENIOR REPORTER. and RHIANNON DOWN. REPORTER
8:59PM MAY 27, 2024
A trio of child rapists are among the growing list of pedophiles and sex offenders allowed to remain in the country under Andrew Giles’s call for greater tolerance for foreign offenders with ties to Australia, as the Immigration Minister refuses to say if he will intervene in any of the visa approvals.

Abdul Wahab Trad, a 45-year-old Lebanese citizen who permanently relocated to Australia in 2013 escaped deportation in March over his 2020 rape of a 13-year-old girl after the Administrative Appeals Tribunal found that the man’s ties to Australia weighed heavily in favour of revoking the cancellation of his visa.

His case is one of dozens identified by The Australian in which the AAT’s decision has been shaped by Mr Giles’s Direction 99. The direction’s biggest change was to make the “strength, nature and duration of an individual’s ties to Australia” a primary consideration for the tribunal when considering appeals against the cancellation of visas.

Since the direction was handed down in January 2023, dozens of convicted non-citizens – including rapists, drug traffickers, pedophiles and repeat domestic violence perpetrators – have avoided being kicked out of the country after successfully arguing to the AAT that they had ties to Australia. That cohort includes Sudan-born Emmanuel Saki, who was charged over a stabbing murder in Queensland weeks after the AAT agreed to revoke the cancellation of his visa.

In addition to the Trad case, The Australian has identified two more cases of convicted child rapists allowed to remain in Australia at least in part due to the Direction 99 guidance.

One of those cases, referred to only as ZJFQ, involved an Afghan citizen who raped a 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl in separate incidents in the space of six months in 2020 and who the AAT found was a “moderate to high risk” of committing further sexual offences.

In the other case, dubbed XLFM, a Kenyan-born man who raped the 17-year-old younger sister of the mother of his child and who also robbed a female service station attendant using a meat cleaver was also spared deportation.

Those three cases are in addition to the recent decision in CHCY, in which a New Zealand-born man who raped his stepdaughter while his wife was giving birth also successfully argued that his ties to Australia meant he should be issued a new visa.

DETAINEE CASES THAT TURNED ON GILES’S DETERMINATION

What the tribunal said in each case:
CHCY
Rape, domestic violence, indecent treatment of children under 16 lineal descendent/guardian/carer

‘The tribunal finds CHCY has lived for the majority of his life in Australia, working full time, making a contribution to the taxation system, the community and his family. The tribunal places weight on this consideration, noting the direction clearly articulates tolerance should be given to non-citizens in CHCY’s circumstances’

LMFV
Sexual intercourse with a 23-year-old woman, taking advantage of her cognitive impairment, recklessly causing grievous bodily harm by infecting the victim with HIV

‘By contrast in Sierra Leone mental health care, and the availability of health care for persons with HIV, who are stigmatised, and whose mortality rates in hospitals is very elevated by Australian standards, shows that the applicant, if returned to Sierra Leone, would be at very great risk … Health is a matter expressly to be taken into account under this provision of the Direction: cl 9.2(1)(a)’

Abdul Wahab Trad
Sexual intercourse with child between 10 and 14 years, intentionally sexually touching a child between 10 and under 16 years, and intentionally inciting a child between 10 and 16 to sexually touch

‘The applicant has resided in Australia for a period of more than 10 years. Accordingly, the factors in principle 5.2(4) of the direction, particularly the length of time the applicant has been in Australia, support a finding that there would be higher level of tolerance by the Australian community for his criminal conduct than there would be for a non-citizen who has not lived in the community for an extended period.

Rakesh Razwantee
Use of electronic communication with intent to expose a person under the age of 16 years, to indecent matter

‘Overall, the consideration of the applicant’s links to the Australian community, primarily because of the impact on his immediate family, his wife and two minor daughters, that an adverse decision would have, weighs heavily in favour of revocation of the cancellation of the decision to cancel the applicant’s visa’

Kristian Kalinov
Sold or supplied or offered to sell or supply a trafficable quantity of methylamphetamine, assault occasioning bodily harm, possession of unlawfully obtained property (two counts), money laundering (two counts),possess false travel documents, common assault in circumstances of aggravation or racial aggravation

‘I find that the impact on the applicant’s mother, stepfather and brother if he were to be deported would be significant. Overall, the consideration of the applicant’s links to the Australian community, primarily because of the impact on his immediate family of an adverse decision, weighs in favour of revocation of the cancellation of the decision to cancel the applicant’s visa’

Frank Fetelika
Assault occasioning actual bodily harm, aggravated breaking and entering

‘As the minister rightly noted, while the applicant arrived in Australia after his formative years, the applicant has been in Australia for over 13 years and has contributed to the Australian community through his regular employment. Overall, the consideration of the applicant’s links to the Australian community, primarily because of the impact on his immediate family of an adverse decision, in particular the impact on his two minor children, weighs in favour of revocation of the cancellation of the decision to cancel the applicant’s visa’

JGNS
76 convictions over 22 years, including armed assault with intent to rob and home burglary

‘The Applicant’s ties to the Australian community are long-standing and deep … He has contributed significantly and positively to the community, in particular to the Noongar community … The minister is correct to agree that this consideration strongly favours revocation of the cancellation of the applicant’s visa’

XRGY
Suspected people smuggler

‘The strength, nature and duration of ties to Australia, weighs against refusal of the visa and that moderate weight should be given to it’

KQHR
Convicted of more than 150 offences over 40 years, including multiple counts of armed robbery

‘I place significant weight on the fact that the applicant has spent the majority of his life in Australia … This is a factor that weighs very heavily in favour of revocation of the cancellation decision’

ZHRS
Multiple charges including acts of family violence, driving a stolen vehicle at speed into a police garage

‘The strength nature and duration of ties to Australia consideration weighs in favour of a finding that there is another reason for revocation of the visa cancellation decision’

Brett Terry Manuel
Violence offences related to four incidents in which he assaulted a person with whom he was then in, or had been in, an intimate personal relationship

“The applicant has been in Australia since he was a young child, has strong links to the Australian community and would appear to have made some positive contributions to the community’

Farhan Ahmed Farah
Armed robbery, multiple robbery and theft-related offences

‘The tribunal also notes that two of the factors in favour of revocation, the best interests of children and the applicant’s ties to Australia are primary considerations attracting moderate weight’

WCHR
Multiple charges including kidnapping

‘The principal factor favouring revocation is the strength, nature and duration of the applicant’s ties to Australia. It is a primary consideration’

Ashley Thompson
Convictions included unlawful assault, theft, dangerous driving while pursued by police, trafficking methamphetamine, make threat to kill and resist emergency worker on duty

‘I place significant weight on the fact that the applicant has spent the majority of his life in Australia including those formative years which he spent with the Yorta Yorta people. His ties to the Yorta Yorta country and community add significant weight to this primary consideration. This is a factor that weighs very heavily in favour of revocation of the cancellation decision.’

Kasun Gayathra Wickramakarulu Arachchi
Demanding property by oral threats

‘The primary considerations of the protection and expectations of the Australian community weigh in favour of not revoking the cancellation decision, but in my view they are outweighed significantly by the countervailing considerations, namely, the primary considerations of the strength, nature and duration of ties to Australia and the best interests of minor children, together with the other considerations of the extent of impediments if removed and the impact on Australian business interests’

Foster Moli
Possessed a trafficable quantity of methylamphetamine with intent to sell or supply it to another

‘The tribunal finds that the strength, nature and duration of the applicant’s ties to Australia weigh moderately in favour of revocation of the cancellation decision’

Troy Olaman
“Substantial” criminal record including assault occasioning actual bodily harm (DV)

‘Having carefully considered all the circumstances, the Tribunal has decided to give greatest weight to the primary considerations of the best interest of the applicant’s child and the strength of the applicant’s ties to Australia and to the other consideration of extent of impediment if removed’

HWGF
Multiple domestic violence offences

‘The tribunal considers that although there are strong countervailing considerations weigh against revoking the cancellation decision, including the protection of the Australian community, family violence and the expectations of the Australian community, these are outweighed in the applicant’s case by the primary and other relevant considerations weighing in favour of revoking the cancellation decision, namely the best interests of minor children impacted by the decision, the strength, nature and duration of the applicant’s ties to the Australian community, the legal consequences of the decision, the extent of impediments if removed to the DRC and impact of the decision on victims of his offending’

Samuel Brock Saunders
Domestic violence offences

‘The applicant has strong ties to the community noting he came to Australia as a young child and spent his formative years here and has significant family ties to this country through his 10 children and their extended families and through his stepmother and sister. Those ties are strengthened by the fact his children identify as Indigenous Australians’

Pera Henare Wihongi-Lim
Multiple drug and stealing offences

‘In assessing the various competing arguments, the tribunal considers that the applicant does have strong ties to Australia, and certainly far stronger ties to Australia than are any ties to New Zealand. The Tribunal assesses this primary consideration as now weighing ‘heavily’ in favour of revocation of the mandatory cancellation decision’

TJHG
Various serious federal drug crimes, including importation of a commercial quantity of a border-controlled drug

‘I do not accept that his ties are superficial. This is not borne out by the strength of support for him from his local parish … This primary consideration weighs in favour of cancellation of the revocation decision’

YVBM
Extensive criminal history in Australia involving crimes of violence and family violence

‘The tribunal has formed the view that the primary consideration 3, the strength, nature and duration of ties to Australia, weighs heavily in favour of the revocation of the cancellation of the applicant’s visa’

Aloisio Epifania Michael Muller
Reckless grievous bodily harm – in company

‘He came to Australia as a child and feels connected to the country, including because his mother is buried here. While the Applicant has family in New Zealand the tribunal accepts he sees his future in Australia where he has the support of family and community networks. Having regard to all the circumstances, including the other considerations, the Tribunal places strong weight on this consideration in favour of revocation of the cancellation of the Applicant’s visa’

Peter Dobrosavljevic
45 property offences, assaulting a public officer, obstructing police

‘It must be recognised that the applicant has been in Australia most of his life and considers himself to be Australian. Many in the community would share this view. He has no noted family ties outside Australia and his elderly parents testified they need his assistance with their care to remain in their home’

Mark Anthony Ibardaloza
Caused grievous bodily harm in the course of an aggravated home burglary, criminal damage or destruction of property, aggravated home burglary

‘I find that the third primary consideration, being the strength nature and duration of ties to Australia, weighs in favour of revoking the cancellation decision. I further find that this consideration should be heavily weighted’

Dawson Rawiri
Multiple DV convictions

‘The applicant’s extended family in Australia include a brother, 13 aunts and uncles, more than 30 cousins and 30 nieces and nephews. Though there is little information about the applicant’s relationship with them, I accept that a decision not to revoke the mandatory cancellation decision would have an emotional impact on them … Having particular regard to the impact of the decision on Ms Bailey and the applicant’s five adult sons, I find this consideration weighs in favour of revoking the mandatory cancellation decision’

Jamaal Jama
Armed robbery

‘The tribunal gives this consideration strong weight towards setting aside the delegate’s decision on the basis that Mr Jama’s evidenced ties to Australia involve people who are either Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or have a right to remain in Australia indefinitel’

Jordan Paul Mitchell
Assault occasioning bodily harm, possessing a prohibited weapon, assaulting a public officer

‘The applicant has close ties to the Australian community because his partner, child and other family members reside in the Australian community. Further, the applicant has been in Australia since he was a child and spent his formative years here. He has a wide circle of family and friends who will be impacted by his removal. Overall, the tribunal finds that the strength, nature and duration of the Applicant’s ties to Australia weigh strongly in favour of revocation of the cancellation decision’

Denley Rawiri-Pukeroa
Use carriage service to menace/harass/offend, domestic violence offences, destroy or damage property

‘The tribunal considers that primary consideration 3 now weighs ‘heavily’ in favour of revocation of the visa cancellation decision’

BNPB
Multiple counts of aggravated armed robbery

‘The applicant has lived in Australia for almost the entirety of his life, including during his formative years, from when he was a three-year-old child. He has not travelled outside of Australia since his arrival. I therefore find that he has very strong ties to Australia, and that considerable weight should be given’

Thi Tuyet Anh Nguyen
Money laundering

‘The applicant’s ties to her husband, adult daughter J, children and stepchildren in Australia can be regarded as strong and they would be negatively impacted if she was removed to Vietnam … On balance, I find that the strength, nature and duration of the applicant’s ties to Australia weighs moderately in favour of revocation of the cancellation decision’

Sefanaia Mitiani Tavola
Larceny, common assault, domestic violence, recklessly causing grievous bodily harm

‘The tribunal concludes that, taking into account that the applicant has resided in Australia since he was five years of age, was educated in Australia, has never returned to Fiji, has worked in employment in Australia, and has provided some positive contribution to his community in Australia, it would be contrary to the requirements of paragraphs 8.3(4)(a)(i) and (ii) of the Direction not to revoke the decision under review, irrespective of the Applicant’s criminal offending. But for paragraph 8.3 of the direction (strength, nature and duration of ties to Australia), the Tribunal would have come to a different conclusion’

Sophia Reo Brown
Domestic violence and drug offences

‘The tribunal has formed the view that the primary consideration 3, the strength, nature and duration of ties to Australia, weighs very heavily in favour of the revocation of the cancellation of the applicant’s visa’

Blair Kenneth Burrows
Sexually touching another person without consent, common assault

‘His ties to Australia through his daughter and his younger sisters are very significant …

In conclusion with respect to ties to Australia, I place significant weight on the fact that the applicant has spent the majority of his life in Australia including his formative years. The respondent accepts that this consideration weighs strongly in favour of revocation’

ZJFQ
Sexual intercourse with a child under 16 years, sexual intercourse without consent, committing an act of indecency without consent

‘Primary consideration 3 weighs in favour of revocation of the mandatory visa cancellation decision as the applicant has lived in Australia for six and a half years and members of his immediate family members reside in Australia and will suffer emotional distress if he is removed to Afghanistan’

Glenn Taylor
Over 35 offences including domestic violence, stalking, assaulting a police officer

‘The applicant has two adult sons in Australia, who are Australian citizens. He has no contact with the two sons due to the AVO. He states that he intends to recommence his relationship with the sons. The applicant believes he has an adult daughter who is an Australian citizen but he has never had a relationship with the daughter … The tribunal gives this consideration (strength, nature and duration of ties to Australia) some weight in favour of revocation’

 

BJKY
Cultivating cannabis, blackmail

‘The evidence before the tribunal was whilst BJKY, his mother and sisters love their country of birth, they have no desire to ever live there permanently again. The evidence indicated that removing BJKY from his immediate family would leave him without the prosocial factors he needs to keep to the path he has embarked upon and would put significant pressure on his family who remained in Australia. Accordingly, the Tribunal found this consideration weighs strongly in favour of revocation of the cancellation’

DLZZ
Kidnapping, assault

‘I accept that the applicant has meaningful links to the Australian community in addition to the familial ties through his mother. I also accept that the applicant has been ordinarily resident in Australia since his formative years and that he contributed to the Australian community through his work and payment of taxes and through his involvement with his church and the Persian Fair … I find that this third primary consideration, the strength, nature and duration of ties to Australia, weighs heavily against refusal of the visa’

 

Himi Mau Rewiri
Supply and possess prohibited drugs

‘The tribunal accepts that the applicant has strong family ties in Australia and that he would have also formed strong social links during his 20 years of residence in this country. The tribunal has formed the view that this consideration weighs heavily in favour of revocation’

XLFM
Sexual intercourse without consent, robbery armed with an offensive weapon.

‘The applicant’s ties to Australia are very strong. He has no comparable ties anywhere else in the world. This factor weighs very heavily in favour of the applicant’

 

Byram Murat
Burglary, trespassing, break, enter and steal, receiving stolen property, various minor drug offences

‘The applicant has also now lived in Australia for a long time. There have also been some periods of positive contribution to the Australian community by the applicant in the form of both paid employment, and periods of study. In the final assessment, the tribunal considers that primary consideration 3 weighs reasonably strongly in favour of revocation of the visa cancellation decision’

The latest examples emerged as opposition immigration spokesman Dan Tehan vowed to scrap Direction 99 if the Coalition were returned to power at the next election. Mr Tehan called on Mr Giles to reveal if he planned to rescind the order that contributed to CHCY having his visa restored.

“We will on day one, as a ­priority, rescind that Andrew Giles ministerial direction if we are ­elected at the next election,” Mr Tehan said.

“And the fact that this child rapist, the most heinous of crimes to rape a stepdaughter while your partner is giving birth in hospital, what it shows is that ministerial ­direction is clearly failing.

“I don’t think that you could get a worse example that the ministerial direction is clearly failing, and that is why it needs to be rescinded. And it’s why Andrew Giles needs to come out today and explain why he won’t rescind it.

“We raised this last week; he did nothing.”

The growing number of cases of convicted foreign criminals allowed to remain in Australia in the wake of Direction 99 will add to pressure on the Albanese government over its handling of immigration matters.

The Trad decision describes how the man was driving along a road in Bankstown, in Sydney’s southwest, when he encountered the victim who got into his van. He then drove the girl to a park, where he touched her breast and digitally penetrated her vagina.

Trad’s case was decided by ­former Labor senator Linda Kirk, who found that primary ­consideration 3 – the strength, ­nature and duration of ties provision introduced under Direction 99 – weighed heavily in favour of revoking the cancellation of Trad’s visa.

“The applicant’s immediate family members provided statements in which they state the love and support for their husband and brother, and their desire for him to return to live with them in the community,” Dr Kirk’s decision said.

“The evidence is that the applicant’s wife, children, sister and brother will be highly distressed if he is returned to Lebanon.

“(Trad’s wife) and the two children will be emotionally devastated and financially disadvantaged if the applicant is unable to return home and resume employment as the family’s primary breadwinner.

“The tribunal finds that if the applicant’s visa is not reinstated, his immediate family will suffer considerable emotional and ­practical hardship due to the ­absence of their husband and ­father, and financial distress as a consequence of him not being able to contribute to the family’s ­finances.”

Dr Kirk also found Trad had made a “positive contribution” to the economy during his time in Australia, through his employment as an installer of wardrobes, kitchens and shower screens.

Dr Kirk was also responsible for an AAT decision revoking the cancellation of the visa of a 29-year-old Afghanistan citizen who had arrived in Australia in May 2017.

The man, ZJFQ, had twice been convicted of sexual offences against teenage girls, had been found to lack empathy for his ­victims, had not engaged in any sex-offender rehabilitation programs, had not demonstrated that he understood the concept of ­consent or that sex with underage girls is unlawful, and did not take responsibility for his actions.

“The tribunal finds that the likelihood that the applicant will engage in further criminal or other serious conduct, specifically sexual offences, is moderate to high,” Dr Kirk wrote.

The AAT found that the “strength of ties” consideration in ZJFQ’s case weighed in favour of revoking the cancellation of his visa, noting that separating him from his siblings and parents in Australia would cause them emotional distress.

The decision in the man’s case was, however, more heavily influenced by the lack of mental health services and treatment in Afghanistan, with Dr Kirk noting he would likely become homeless and destitute if he was sent there.

A spokeswoman for Mr Giles did not address questions about whether the minister would rescind any of the latest decisions. Instead, she said that while the rulings had been guided by Direction 99, AAT members ultimately exercised their own discretion.

“The ministerial direction places a significant emphasis on serious offending and family violence – which need to be considered in all matters,” Mr Giles’s spokeswoman said.

The Bungonia Bee
The Bungonia Bee
May 28, 2024 6:10 am

Jo Nova draws attention to the wind drought affecting the installed multitude of bird slicing windmills. Our political class have for the most part elected to wear the transparent clothing of climate alarmism plus the scarf of just two renewable tints, wind and solar. I love the Enid Blyton allusion, but the renewables illusion is not a pretty thing to contemplate.
“There’s no extension cord long enough to get to the land at the top of The Renewable Faraway tree where we have dependable wind.”

The Bungonia Bee
The Bungonia Bee
May 28, 2024 6:18 am

Any politician still bleating about a “two state solution” is merely displaying their ignorance. Gaza, handed back by Sharon twenty years ago, was the golden opportunity for the so called Palis to show that a contiguous state could work. They failed big time, even before the latest horrendous incursion into Israel, which has unlocked the whirlwind they richly deserve.
Similarly, those who refer to the “occupied West Bank” demonstrate ignorance of the history of that part of Israel. If Jordan, substantially Pali in makeup, can’t be the second state, and that’s a most unlikely outcome, then there is nowhere else to fill that empty dream.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 28, 2024 6:38 am

More things a Voice would have fixed (the NT News):

Footy losses are being blamed as the root cause for three days of street brawling in Alice Springs – with one resident questioning why the new curfew laws weren’t enacted when the violence erupted.

From Friday to Sunday, residents in the suburbs of Larapinta and Gillen saw cars set alight and up to 30 people in the street armed with weapons fighting each other.

Police said they have now arrested 11 people in relation to the unrest, which occurred on Lyndavale Drive in Larapinta on Friday and Saturday and Carruthers Crescent in Gillen on Sunday.

And:

A Larapinta resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said that the fighting was between two families from “outbush” and stemmed from a dispute over a Thursday night footy game.

These activities are generally more prevalent after Grand Finals, where the losing team routinely accuses the winning team of ‘putting a spell’ on the oval.

Maybe if they’d been given more money.

132andBush
132andBush
May 28, 2024 6:44 am

If poor old Cranky had bothered to look at Alex Zucco’s pinned tweet she would have seen video taken from Phillip Clayton Simpson’s own feed, where he is given the mic by the terfs in front of Parliament in Spring St and proceeds to gob off at nearby counter-protestors.

What are these dozen something words (from the linked clip) supposed to be proving?
Whoever that idiot was he didn’t have the balls to stay the centre of attention for too long.

The Bungonia Bee
The Bungonia Bee
May 28, 2024 6:46 am

An excellent summary of the perfidies visited on Trump since 2016, at American Thinker. I don’t have any hope that the game will be played more fairly this year.
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/05/if_they_can_do_it_to_trump_they_can_do_it_to_you.html

feelthebern
feelthebern
May 28, 2024 7:02 am

& just like that, Sandy Hook is memory holed until the Bidens leave the stage.

Joe and Hunter Biden used a visit to Sandy Hook memorial service to set up secret meet with Chinese over $10m-a-year deal, new emails reveal

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13448897/Hunter-Biden-meeting-Joe-Chinese-business-partners-texts-Sandy-Hookk.html

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
May 28, 2024 7:28 am

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/mayor-pete-humiliates-himself-cbs-interview-blames-airline-turbulence-climate-change

Transportation Secretary Mayor Pete made his rounds on Face the Nation this weekend where he was both laughed at to his face by the host and suggested during the interview that increased airline turbulence is occurring as a result of climate change.

Early in the interview CBS’s Margaret Brennan called out Mayor Pete on something we wrote about just days ago: after spending more than $7 billion since 2021 on EV infrastructure, the nation has less than 10 EV chargers to show for it.

rosie
rosie
May 28, 2024 7:34 am

Monty carefully ignores the ‘trans activists’ who would assault women at these events without the muscle provided.
It’s trans nazi meets new nazi and I don’t care.
https://x.com/Nic3218/status/1771404776791810054?t=3h37zpoMK9_jgKbmyU5ZrQ&s=19

rosie
rosie
May 28, 2024 7:37 am

“Preliminary investigations showed that Egyptian security personnel had reacted to an exchange of gunfire “between Israeli forces and members of the Palestinian resistance, which led to shooting in several directions,” the source said, adding that Egypt would take necessary measures to prevent the incident from recurring”
Sounds like an Egyptian got trigger happy, whether out of fear or solidarity, don’t know.

https://english.alarabiya.net/News/middle-east/2024/05/27/israeli-military-investigating-reported-exchange-of-fire-with-egyptian-troops

Megan
Megan
May 28, 2024 7:42 am

Random observations after a week in the Lombardy countryside:

Italian plumbing has improved out of sight. Italian house lighting on the other hand…*peers at screen through gloom*…saves electricity, I guess.

Chestnut trees are a magnificent and ubiquitous street and park tree.

The roads are in a similar condition to ours minus any sign of roadworks.

There is sense that things are changing for the worse and the country is weak militarily. There is talk of reintroducing military service.

There are enough contrails to satisfy the most ardent conspiracy theorist.

Cash is still a common form of payment.

Train timetables are still only a vague guide to departure and arrival times.

All phone calls require minimum of 15 ‘Ciaos’ before ending the call.

Italians of my generation see a similar deterioration in the education of their children and grandchildren.

They also hold most politicians in contempt.

Home cooked Italian food is to die for. And I very well might given the pressure my heart is under after a 3 course lunch and even more gelato. Or pizza. Or risotto. Or, as the local hot eating spot succinctly announces on its outside wall, Food and Booze.

Recycling requires sorting in the kitchen – paper, plastic, general and wet. What happens to glass I have no idea. *insert Italian shrug here*

Massive supermarkets have replaced local markets and smaller specialist shops. There are five supermarkets within 1 minute’s drive from our apartment.

Gelato cosumption is compulsory every single day. Followed immediately by coffee.

History is around every corner. But you all knew that.

Amazon delivers, even though the postal service does not, can not or will not depending on the day and the wind direction.

Smoking is still in common practice and ciggies are displayed on an open shelf. If the Tabac is closed, there is a convenient vending machine for 24/7 feeding of your habit.

Helmets whilst riding bikes, ebikes and escooters are a matter of personal choice

Gym gear is rarely seen as an acceptable fashion choice in the public square.

There is much less overt use of mobile phones in cafes, shops or in the streets.

It’s been an exceedingly wet spring, there’s a fair bit of standing water.

The poppies are flowering everywhere.
Wheat, corn and rice are at varying growth points in the fields.

Fuel is pricier than in Oz.

Most cars are late models and there are a lot more larger SUVs than I’ve ever seen in the past. The ancient Fiats or Lancias appear no more.

The Passigiata continues in the smaller towns and villages. Festivals are everywhere at the weekend.

Even though there is general sense of the place being a bit run down, it’s still spectacular to look at and a great place to spend time with old, and new, friends.

Ciao, ciao, ciao x 15. 

Cassie of Sydney
May 28, 2024 7:58 am

Monty carefully ignores the ‘trans activists’ who would assault women at these events without the muscle provided.

He loves those trans activists who assault women. Recall his glee on these pages at the infamy that ensued in the park in Auckland in March 2023. He celebrated it.

After all, remember his line, ‘I wanna punch a Nazi’, that includes ‘punching terfs’.

Monty is a disgrace.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
May 28, 2024 8:00 am

Shame about the shops Megan- do the “Coop”s still exist?

Megan
Megan
May 28, 2024 8:00 am

Have also seen lots of hijabs but not a single keffiyah. Surprising.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 28, 2024 8:05 am
Louis Litt
Louis Litt
May 28, 2024 8:05 am

Wow what a painting – what the annalysis of it.

Roger
Roger
May 28, 2024 8:07 am

Public health officials still pushing disinformation:

Covid vaccines: saviour or … ?

Ramesh Thakur The Spectator Australia 27 May 2024

It’s interesting that the esteemed editor of this site [ Brownstone ] has concluded, after more than four years of cogitation, that mRNA technology-based vaccines were a solution in search of a problem in the minds of a health-cum-national security elite, that SARS-CoV-2 was the answer to their prayers, and that lockdowns, masks, school restrictions, and rejection of alternative treatment options were necessary to prevent the achievement of herd immunity via infections before vaccines could be mass manufactured and rolled out to the whole world.

Unfortunately, Jeffrey Tucker points out, their preferred solution ‘failed spectacularly’. Instead, what we have ‘unfolding here is the biggest and most destructive flop in the history of public health’. Others go further, arguing that mRNA vaccines in particular have correlated so strongly with rising all-cause excess mortality that causation must be a strong presumption.

Yet, not everyone buys the overarching judgment of spectacular failure. The holdout proponents of the success of public health interventions point to the gravity and universality of the threat from Covid, on the one hand, and the public health benefits of the vaccines, on the other. On the first, for example, a year ago the World Health Organisation published estimates that in the two years 2020 and 2021, nearly 15 million people had died with Covid, or almost three times the official estimates.

A study published in the journal Lancet Infectious Disease in June 2022 estimated that Covid-19 vaccines saved 19.8 million lives in the first year of their availability, helping to reduce the global death toll by 63 per cent. The study used a ‘mathematical model of Covid-19 transmission and vaccination’. Another modeling study concluded that in two years, vaccines had saved around three million US lives. A paper by two US researchers in March this year, from the University of Colorado and University of California Los Angeles, calculated that 800,000 American lives were saved by lockdowns, social distancing, and vaccines.

A computer simulation modelling from Monash University in Melbourne estimated that vaccination prevented nearly 18,000 deaths in New South Wales alone in the one-year period from August 2021 to July 2022, reducing the death toll to one-sixth of what might have been expected otherwise. Unvaccinated 50-year-olds and over had twelve times higher mortality rates than their boosted counterparts.

These are tall claims, in both senses of the word. It’s impressive how many still try to bamboozle health reporters and the public with abstract mathematical models to claim spectacular success for Covid-19 vaccines. Assumptions are made about infection and case fatality rates and about the efficacy of vaccines to produce such favourable estimates. Several also assume that no immunity existed from natural infection at any point. Voluntary modifications of individual behaviour to reduce risks as awareness of the pandemic spread is totally discounted. The variability in transmissibility and lethality of successive variants as the virus mutated is ignored.

The public health clerisy and vaccine manufacturers self-servingly classify everyone until two or three weeks after the second dose as ‘unvaccinated’ when empirically the more useful binary data classification would be into the ever- and never-vaccinated.

There is the problem of coding errors in data collection, including wide variations in recording deaths as Covid-related. The difference between dying with and from Covid may well be impossible to disentangle by now. That doesn’t mean it is trivial. Covid as the sole or chief cause of death could amount to anything between 10-50 per cent of the seven million total number of Covid-related deaths as of May 21, as per Worldometers.

Then too, it is both indisputable and largely conceded by now that vaccine efficacy declines rapidly, and particularly so with successive booster doses, so that the date of data measurement also becomes critical. The healthy vaccinee effect is yet another confounding factor.

The most critical consideration is this: few studies promoting vaccines take care to separate the protection conferred by vaccines from that of naturally acquired immunity from prior infection. In a pithy summary on 20 May, Alex Berenson observed: ‘Science brought us an epidemic. Nature saved us.’

Consider two pairs of neighbouring countries in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere: Canada and the US, and Australia and New Zealand (Figure 1). Because the US achieved 70 per cent full (that is, two doses) vaccination quite late, I have chosen the arbitrary threshold of 60 per cent for present comparative purposes. Canada and the US crossed the threshold in August and November 2021, while the Australasians did so in October.

Next, look at the dates on which the four countries recorded their highest daily mortality rates (7-day rolling averages) (Table 1). In the North American pair, well before getting to 60 per cent vaccination; in Australasia, well after.

Note: unusually among the four countries under consideration, Canada experienced three broadly comparable peaks. The other two occurred on January 28, 2021, with a deaths per million rate of 4.05, and on February 1, 2022, 4.15 deaths per million people.

Canada hit 60 per cent full vaccination on 14 August 2021, fifteen months after its peak daily Covid mortality rate and seven months after a mini-peak in January 2021. The United States hit 60 per cent full vaccination on November 11, 2021, ten months after its highest daily Covid mortality rate. In other words, mortality rates had fallen in both these North American countries well before vaccination coverage got to 60 per cent.

By contrast, Australia and New Zealand achieved 60 per cent full vaccination on 25 and 29 October 2021, respectively and their Covid mortality peaked well afterwards: 16 months later for Australia and nine months later for New Zealand.

This is even better captured in the total number of cumulative Covid-related deaths.

For the United States, 63 per cent of Covid-related deaths until May 2024 were recorded before 60 per cent full vaccination, which is why public health and administration officials could not resist the temptation to conflate correlation and causation in the post-vaccination fall in deaths. This is less obvious for Canada, with 51.4 per cent of its total deaths being recorded after 60 per cent vaccination.

In Australia’s case, an astonishing 93 per cent of the deaths were after 60 per cent full vaccination. For New Zealand, the share is a staggering 99.3 per cent. How anyone could claim this as vaccine success with a straight face is beyond comprehension. If correlation is to be posited as causation, therefore, clearly vaccines were driving Covid cases and deaths that had been remarkably low before vaccines began to be rolled out. But obviously, the same vaccines could not be driving Covid cases and mortality down in the US but causing a surge in Australasia.

In any case, even without equating correlation and causation, the two Australasian examples are sufficient to falsify the general claim of vaccine effectiveness. Unless, of course, the vaccine faithful would like to argue that there is some mysterious force that corrupts the vaccines as they cross the equator.

There is an alternative explanation that covers the four countries rather better. This points to the key role of natural immunity from prior infection. As shown in Figure 2, owing to the combination of summer in the Southern Hemisphere when the pandemic broke, geographical location, and international border closures, Australia and New Zealand succeeded in quarantining their populations from the virus for two years. As of December 31, 2021, the cumulative cases (defined as a positive test irrespective of feeling well or ill) per million people was 2,686 for New Zealand and 25,068 for Australia, but 56,907 for Canada and a whopping 161,373 for the United States. Thus huge numbers of Canadians and (especially) Americans had acquired natural immunity by then.

But this meant that over two years of isolation, unless the vaccines were highly efficacious and sustained their immunity for long timeframes, Australia and (especially) New Zealand had created immunologically naïve populations. Unless they intended to close off their borders to the outside world permanently, which was never even a possibility, their peoples were highly vulnerable to fresh waves of the virus once they reopened and until they acquired immunity that was both more robust and more durable.

In sum, therefore, looked at together, the two pairs of examples from North America and Australasia indicate a weak to negligible role of vaccines and the critical role of infection-acquired immunity in ending the pandemic.

It’s called relearning the same lessons all over again.

rosie
rosie
May 28, 2024 8:09 am

I loved the giant Italian grocery stores with their delis, burchers and bakeries, there was one near where we stayed in La Spezia other than that, not travelling by car I’ve only visited comparatively small grocery stores, and coop is one chain that’s still around, even in central Rome.
Like everyone else price is a consideration and the big stores are cheaper and more convenient if you don’t like lugging home your bottled water etc by hand.

Cassie of Sydney
May 28, 2024 8:09 am

Overnight the pervert apologist wrote this….

Where the world is increasingly having a problem with it is when Zionism is used by fanatics to implement massacres of civilians.

What a disgrace. A complete lie and blood libel.

billie
billie
May 28, 2024 8:16 am

La Tingle might actually be in some bother now that she has been accused of campaigning against Dutton.

It’s all too easy for the ABC to dismiss her opinion about Australia, but active and aggressive political campaigning might not be so easy to brush aside.

Heopfully she responds like most ABC types, with combative, ego driven spitefulness.

She’ll sink like stone if she leaves, like that other fool, their economic lead who didn’t know how the tax system works .. Emma Alba?

Vicki
Vicki
May 28, 2024 8:21 am

Husband, as his custom, has ch9 breakfast show on. My ears pricked to hear item on a grant from the US Dept of Defence to a QLD medical dept researching a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

Fantastic, But money from the US Dept of Defence??? Que? Of course neither of the CH9 presenters asked the obvious question. Given that the US Dept of Defence has notoriously given financial support to bio weapons, including to the bat flu research at Wuhan, it would be a logical query.

Not suggesting that there is anything other than Parkinson’s research in this case. But it irks me that these damn reporters don’t do their job.

Roger
Roger
May 28, 2024 8:22 am

The Australian’s editorial is calling for Kim Williams to act re Tingle; in summary, she is entitled to her views, but not employment at the ABC.

rosie
rosie
May 28, 2024 8:26 am

“when Zionism is used by fanatics to implement massacres of civilians.”
There has not been a single deliberate massacre of civilians in Gaza, not one.
Gaza has the lowest proportion of civilian casualties in war ever.
It’s a testament to Israeli belief in the sanctity of human life.
A value that is absent from hamas, and anyone who supports abortion.

Roger
Roger
May 28, 2024 8:27 am

 But money from the US Dept of Defence??? Que?

I can sate your curiosity, Vicki.

Soldiers are believed to be prone to developing Parkinsons because of exposure to chemicals in the course of their duties.

Last edited 27 days ago by Roger
rosie
rosie
May 28, 2024 8:28 am

The comment also implies that every IDF soldier, Jew, Christian, Druze, Muslim is a willing participant in massacres.
Nothing is too hard for a Monty to swallow.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 28, 2024 8:33 am

Megan your description of Italy is one of the reason I love our wog sisters and brothers. They’re very much their own people. Disagreeing even when they agree in principle. A bit like Cats and Kittahs I suppose. Your mention of Lombardy reminded of an Italian friend who hailed from there. He was twice my age and such different background, only to find we were twins separated at birth and time. Lost his faith at the Battle of Taranto seeing the death and destruction of fellow sailors. The hand movements that conveyed the unsaid dialogue. His wife didn’t speak much English mostly because it didn’t convey what she wanted to say. What magnificent people. I even started to learn Italian. My aunt was Italian extraction, her father, never spoke a word of Italian. I was to be going to Italy in July but a change in my wife’s employment means we can’t go. Wife has a friend with a villa near Rome.

Oh come on
Oh come on
May 28, 2024 8:39 am

He loves those trans activists who assault women. Recall his glee on these pages at the infamy that ensued in the park in Auckland in March 2023. He celebrated it.

After all, remember his line, ‘I wanna punch a Nazi’, that includes ‘punching terfs’.

We threatened to sue an employee of a well-known green NGO/ pressure group on behalf of our client, an ostensible ally of the employee’s organisation, for calling our client a Nazi because she spoke at a women’s rights rally. They settled pretty damn fast. It was fun.

Cassie of Sydney
May 28, 2024 8:39 am

I never said anything about punching terfs. Stop lying, Cranky.
Embedding neo-Nazis in your political movement is the disgrace here.

Yes you have, pervert apologist, your own memory is failing you On these very pages last year you revelled in the violence in that Auckland Park

And it isn’t my side that’s ’embedded neo-Nazis’ in our movements, it’s your side, why, we now even have a Nazi party in this country, it’s called the Greens.

Now piss off grub.

Hugh
Hugh
May 28, 2024 8:40 am

Libertarian Party Nominates Giant Gay Bong

The gay, oversized marijuana smoking device edged out candidates RFK Jr., Donald Trump, and Sparklepaws the Transgender Furry to secure the coveted nomination to run for President this November.

“Never has the Libertarian Party chosen a candidate that better represents its values, ambitions, and intellect,” said Party Chair Angela McArdle while tripping on the complimentary edibles that were passed out at the convention. “I think it’s even possible our beautiful glass candidate could secure up to .03% of the vote this year!”

John H.
John H.
May 28, 2024 8:47 am

Vicki

 May 28, 2024 8:21 am

Husband, as his custom, has ch9 breakfast show on. My ears pricked to hear item on a grant from the US Dept of Defence to a QLD medical dept researching a cure for Parkinson’s disease. …

No need to be conspiratorial. I read a news item about the relevant research and this research goes beyond Parkinson’s disease. It has implications in relation to chemical exposures for which there is much evidence playing a role in the increasing rates of PD. The microbiome issue isn’t just relevant to PD it also has relevance to immune function in general and the implications that has for wide variety of health issues. If there is a hidden agenda here it might be that the USA defense industry has noted increasing rates of PD in veterans.

Oh come on
Oh come on
May 28, 2024 8:50 am

Incidentally, people should watch what they say about each other in the heat of the moment. Last year, two idiots were having a worthless online stoush over what was then a prominent issue – a stoush that both probably thought no one was paying attention to at the time. One of the two came out with what I assume he figured was a zinger that basically imputed paedophilia to the other. The other found a couple of witnesses and it ended up costing Mr Zinger $50k. From a single sentence.

Last edited 27 days ago by Oh come on
Indolent
Indolent
May 28, 2024 8:50 am
shatterzzz
May 28, 2024 8:56 am

Anyone else notice whenever the question of supprt for Hamas comes up the finger pointing is always towards Iran ..
Yet Qatar who fund world-wide terrorism and shelter Hamas leadership very rarely attract any criticism ..
Apparently, having a popular 1st class air carrier service meanz your above reproach …!

Oh come on
Oh come on
May 28, 2024 8:58 am

Incidentally, it was a worthless online stoush because it was essentially each side rather artlessly telling the other how stupid they are whilst not at all moving the needle on the issue for a third party.

So they were doing what m0nty does.

Oh come on
Oh come on
May 28, 2024 9:02 am

Yet Qatar who fund world-wide terrorism and shelter Hamas leadership very rarely attract any criticism ..

Money talks. Although it doesn’t buy power. Considering the colossal amount of cash the Qataris splash in DC, they don’t get that much bang for their buck.

I mean, a few years ago when the Gulf Arabs had their little internecine beat down on Qatar, you didn’t see Washington leaping to Qatar’s defence in any way (quite the opposite). What precisely do the Qataris buy with all that money? I kind of think they spend it to show that they can afford it. Typical Arab nouveau riche. ‘Our grandparents lived in tents, and so will our grandchildren.’

Last edited 27 days ago by Oh come on
H B Bear
H B Bear
May 28, 2024 9:03 am

La Tingle has really dropped the ALPBC Board in the hot seat. Not just the co-op and Ita’s problem any more.

“Ms Tingle, would you mind leaving the room. Thank you.”

Indolent
Indolent
May 28, 2024 9:03 am
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 28, 2024 9:06 am

Libertarian Party Nominates Giant Gay Bong

I commented about leftism and mental illness earlier. I wonder if weed has something to do with it, since marijuana is something of a religious sacrament to the Left, especially for green-progressives.

The Daily Chart: Gone to Pot? | Power Line (27 May)

Evidence continues to accumulate that our rush to legalize marijuana is a major mistake, bot for public and mental health reasons, and for fiscal reasons (it hasn’t been the tax bonanza a lot of governments thought it would be, nor is it a great business, as some people predicted).

The Washington Monthly reports that daily pot use has now surpassed daily alcohol use, and from the odor of many streets in Manhattan I can believe it: “A new study has documented a remarkable rise in Americans’ use of marijuana. Over the last 30 years, the number of people who report using the drug in the past month has risen fivefold from 8 million to 42 million.”

Perhaps that explains how insane the Left has been getting lately.

Oh come on
Oh come on
May 28, 2024 9:12 am

I wonder if weed has something to do with it, since marijuana is something of a religious sacrament to the Left, especially for green-progressives.

Given the hyper-potency of today’s skunk relative to that of yesteryear,* you’re likely onto something.

*in the US, anyway. We seem to be somewhat insulated from such developments. Not entirely sure why but it does seem to be the case. You don’t hear much about fentanyl being cut with everything – uppers, downers, you name it – here (thankfully). Maybe it is because we pay 10x more for illegal drugs than our American friends. Killing even a small proportion of your client base with fentanyl will hit the bottom line disproportionately hard when margins are as high as they are here.

Last edited 27 days ago by Oh come on
Roger
Roger
May 28, 2024 9:20 am

UK macroeconomist and commentator Philip Pilkington is predicting a Labour government will have to introduce higher taxes and make cuts to public services and as a result will preside over increasing industrial unrest.

A large part of the problem Starmer will inherit from the Tories is that mass immigration is imposing a significant cost to the budget “going forward” as migrants accrue more benefits (including access to subsidised housing & the NHS) than they will ever account for in taxes.

Last edited 27 days ago by Roger
bons
bons
May 28, 2024 9:22 am

I am inclined towards the view that Tingle and the ‘water cooler’ are testing the water in respect of the incoming chairman.

She may however have overstepped the mark believing that ABC issues are exclusively the concern of the ABC and the public have no say in the matter.

Cassie of Sydney
May 28, 2024 9:22 am

Subsequent events have proven that the neo-Nazis are on the side of the terfs, they are not hiding it at all. You can continue to deny it, Cranky, but the video evidence is plain to see upthread.

Subsequent events have proven that real Nazis are on the side of the progressive left and pro-Palestine movement, they are not hiding it at all. You can continue to deny it, pervert apologist, but the video evidence on and since October 7 is plain to see.

I note that not once have you condemned the rhetoric of the Opera House ‘incident’ on October 9.

You’re a Jew hating grub, pervert apologist, and every time you vomit up here, you will be called out for the Jew hater you are.

Cassie of Sydney
May 28, 2024 9:25 am

Hamas and its terrorists, including many ‘Gazans’ have slaughtered, raped and kidnapped civilians, mainly Jews. Only yesterday they were sending rockets to Tel Aviv. This has all been extensively documented, pervert apologist. Denying it is useless. Open your eyes, pervert apologist.

Cassie of Sydney
May 28, 2024 9:26 am

Nothing will happen to La Tingle.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 28, 2024 9:31 am

To save you from your next barbecue encounter, we have turned to the EV Council, which has crunched the numbers for you.?

What about when you become the BBQ? Have they crunched the numbers yet on exploding electric vehicle fires? We are currently staying in a Gold Coast high rise apartment for a few days R & R, and I do wonder if any electric vehicles are charging away worryingly in the underground carpark

Oh come on
Oh come on
May 28, 2024 9:36 am

Subsequent events have proven that the neo-Nazis are on the side of the terfs, they are not hiding it at all. You can continue to deny it, Cranky, but the video evidence is plain to see upthread.

These fedneo-Nazis that have emerged over the last couple of years sure have some strange causes. They don’t seem to show up for things that you’d ordinarily expect Nazis to show up for. However, if it is some culture war issue, they’ll be there, marching against the dominant progressive narrative. They are very useful for the regime in this regard. So useful, in fact, that if they didn’t exist, the regime might have to create them…oh.

John
John
May 28, 2024 9:37 am

Does anybody know what Professor Steven Kates is up to nowadays? I used to enjoy his posts in the old cat. Got his book “Economics for Infants” that I used to read to my kids at bedtime.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 28, 2024 9:43 am

Does anybody know what Professor Steven Kates is up to nowadays? 

John – his blog is here, but nothing since January.

Roger
Roger
May 28, 2024 9:45 am

She may however have overstepped the mark believing that ABC issues are exclusively the concern of the ABC and the public have no say in the matter.

That and the bias towards the Albanese government she exhibited in her remarks along with the unjustified swipe at Peter Dutton.

Yes, I know, they’re all activist journalists at the ABC, but her views are incompatible with being on the board, which is tasked with ensuring the Corporation’s impartiality.

Is Williams content to be the straight man in the ABC’s running joke?

Last edited 27 days ago by Roger
Oh come on
Oh come on
May 28, 2024 9:45 am

That’s a fair point, Lizzie. I’d be especially worried about the flood of Chinese EVs hitting the road. Had the misfortune of riding in one of those LDV cargo vans recently. Turbo diesel. Now of course diesels run a little rougher than petrol engines, but this thing sounded like a bucket of bolts, like something was seriously amiss. It had done 20k kays. I doubt it’ll do another 20k before the engine drops out.

Which is not a big deal (aside from the expense and inconvenience). However, if a bunch of shoddy batteries flame out…

Last edited 27 days ago by Oh come on
Oh come on
Oh come on
May 28, 2024 9:56 am

A large part of the problem Starmer will inherit from the Tories is that mass immigration is imposing a significant cost to the budget “going forward” as migrants accrue more benefits (including access to subsidised housing & the NHS) than they will ever account for in taxes.

To be fair to the utterly worthless Tories (not that they deserve it), they inherited it from Blair and Brown, who created the problem in the first instance. The useless Tories didn’t do a damn thing about it, though. They deserve to go the way of the Whigs.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 28, 2024 10:00 am

https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2024/05/winner-of-the-girls-400m.html

I’m old fashioned about these matters, but, if you’ve got a dick, you aren’t a girl?

Muddy
Muddy
May 28, 2024 10:01 am

Regarding leftism* and mental illness: What concerns me is that while there may be genuine avenues of investigation in this direction, the tendency of humans to seek reasons why they are not responsible – in part or whole – for an outcome or event that has occurred to them, thus abrogating any responsibility and the opportunity to learn, means that the development of effective counter-tactics will be pushed further into the future. Meanwhile, the damage done by ineffective tactics continues to accumulate. ‘Waiting for the opponent to make a mistake’ is NEVER an effective, stand-alone tactic.

My Point?
While our opponents flout, make, and break the established rules and structures according to their whim/plan, and are the primary reason for the measurable decline in our quality of life and the state of our (‘western’ first-world) social and economic structures, the INEFFECTIVENESS of conservatives to execute counter-tactics (or take the initiative) must also bear some responsibility.

Yes, I’ve written about this ad nauseam, and NO, I don’t yet have the answers to gift to anyone who cannot or will not, think for themselves. Yes, right-of-centres (is this relevant any longer?) are not as tribal, so let’s just forget about doing anything.

The longer ‘we’ avoid acknowledging that partial responsibility (not as individuals, because our over-sized egos and bloated pride will not permit anything other than comfort-stroking), however, the further into the future a practical, measurable-outcome fightback will commence. Will it be too late?

Rant over. I’m going back to knitting life-sized voodoo dolls.

*I dislike this term because I think it is ineffective, but I don’t yet have a better alternative.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
May 28, 2024 10:10 am

Ezra on the beat.

—–

Rebel News HQ:

Solidarity rally for Jewish girls’ school shot at by masked gunmen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFmsf3qMoc4

Vicki
Vicki
May 28, 2024 10:17 am

Back to farm and am relieved to see that the Beltie steer that I have been hand feeding for 6 weeks (he couldn’t walk due to severe tendon/ligament injury in off hind leg) is walking again with the herd. This exercise has not been without a cost. My lower back is now is an awful state due to too many bumpy rides across the paddocks in the ATV. My physio also deplored my carrying of full water containers on to said vehicle.

We were very very close to euthanising this steer – but he was born & raised on the property (originally going to be a stud bull) & is a real character. So we persevered.

Meantime we did have a very old cow euthanised last week. The Angus herd in the adjacent paddock took it badly. When we were burying her with a backhoe they turned their backs to the deed when laying down for their daily siesta & moped for the rest of the day. If you don’t believe a cow can “mope” you haven’t seen one doing it. Very very obvious. I think they thought that they may be “next”.

Cattle are far smarter and observant than most believe. Our small permanent Belted Galloway herd each know their “paddock” name (as opposed to their registration paper identity) and will respond if called. They all have individual personalities – some are spiteful, some placid, some are super bright. When we were feeding the steer separately some of the older cows learned the process and began to position themselves alone in paddocks in anticipation of special treatment. And they got it. The dopey youngsters didn’t ever figure it out.

Incidentally, few people, again, would believe that you can observe a form of “racism” amongst cattle. But, let me tell you, they know which breed they belong to! Our stud Belted Galloways are generally run, for convenience, with the commercial (what’s left of them) Angus. But the Belties really do not care for them – and generally “siesta” apart from them! The Belties choose the pasture for the day and the Angus tag along after them. We think it is hilariously funny, but dare not call the Angus “the blacks” when visitors are around!!!!

m0nty
m0nty
May 28, 2024 10:23 am

Cranky, I reckon you need to crank it down a notch or two, from Frightbat levels down to something more normal. If you are going to run an Alinskyist playbook, you can’t just recite each item like a shopping list, you have to use some skill.

Unless you don’t have any skill, in which case… carry on.

cohenite
May 28, 2024 10:28 am

How the fuk do you deal with this level of mental turpitude:

The cost to keep the Earth’s temperature at slightly above the level scientists believe is catastrophic is $215 trillion. That is according to a new study from BloombergNEF’s 

It issued its new New Energy Outlook, which shows that between now and 2050, it will require a $215 trillion investment to keep rising temperatures at 1.75 degrees C above preindustrial levels. Even at that level, the climate will have been severely damaged by 2050. 

Lomborg and others some time ago did a cost benefit analysis of the money spent/wasted on alarmism predicated on a crucial point ignored by the alarmists: which is warming has benefits so if humans were causing AGW there would be good things happening as well as bad. So the costs would be mitigated by the benefits and a cost/benefit analysis would show an over all benefit:

In a landmark study that should shift the terms of the debate over what to do about global warming forever, Yale economist William Nordhaus has found that the favored programs of Al Gore and Sir Nicholas Stern would cost the world more than unmitigated global warming. He found that global warming under a business as usual case would inflict damage on the world amounting to $22 trillion. Sir Nicholas Stern’s proposed course of action would reduce that damage to $9 trillion, but at a cost of $27 trillion, for a total cost to the world of $36 trillion, $14 trillion more than unmitigated global warming. Al Gore’s package of measures would reduce global warming costs to $10 trillion at a cost of $34 trillion, for a total cost of $44 trillion, twice the total cost of global warming. A variety of measures aimed at keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius would have similar benefits and costs to the Stern proposal. Nordhaus proposes a modest carbon tax as the best way to tackle global warming, providing the most benefit at the least cost, but does not fully analyze a resiliency/adaptation approach such as that advanced by Prof Julian Morris and others, including CEI. Nordhaus’ study should demonstrate that the policies proposed by alarmists are so harmful to the world that they should no longer be seriously considered by policy makers. Instead, the debate should switch to which of the policies suggested by Nordhaus or Morris would be the best way forward.

In his Book, Cool It, Lomborg at figure 11 says the costs of keeping temperature at 1.5C increase (as if humans could do this) would cost $84 trillion for $11 trillion benefits whereas doing nothing would see $2trillion in benefits and only $1 trillion in costs.

I think it’s time alarmists were nuked.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 28, 2024 10:30 am

To be fair to the utterly worthless Tories (not that they deserve it), they inherited it from Blair and Brown, who created the problem in the first instance. The useless Tories didn’t do a damn thing about it, though. They deserve to go the way of the Whigs.

The likely will.

The damage to the UK caused by Blair and ‘Cool Britannia’ is still mounting up. However, after Margaret Thatcher’s experiment with self reliance and rationalism, the Tory wretches that followed laid the foundations for 25 years of populist government as provider and life manager.

Britain is on the verge of 15 years of Labour Government operating in ‘perpetual crisis mode’. Which will not end happily, given that Starmer – moderate stalking horse job done – will be replaced in the first term by fashionable weathervane Ed Milliband, or a closet Trot of some description.

Whatever comes next will likely not be a Tory government, nor a United Kingdom.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 28, 2024 10:41 am

I can see why Trump addressed the Libertarian confabulapolooza. He’s about to bring over half of them.

‘Mises Caucus Just Exploded’: Libertarian Party Nominates Left-Winger Chase Oliver (27 May)

After seven rounds of balloting stretching over seven hours — and coming close to nominating nobody — the Libertarian Party gave its presidential nomination to the decidedly left-leaning Chase Oliver on Sunday night in Washington DC. 

The result was a devastating upset loss for the Mises Caucus. The Rothbardian, self-described “radical libertarian” group seized control of the party in 2020, but failed to push its favored but flawed candidate — Michael Rectenwald — across the goal line. 

Conquest’s second law in action, the Libertarian Party is now just another progressive astroturf outfit, one of a panoply. The righty libertarians are going to go to Trump en-mass.

shatterzzz
May 28, 2024 10:43 am

Pity you can’t copy “reddit” videos but this is worth a look .. nor sure if he’s stupid or a “your a braver man than me, Gunga Din” bloke but quite impressive .. TALKING a, BIG black bear off your property .. LOL!

https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 28, 2024 11:02 am

ZK2A does that mean mutley is a girl. Wonder if he cut off his own dick? Probably so, straight after the DYI lobotomy. You know it makes sense.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 28, 2024 11:18 am

Nordhaus’ study should demonstrate that the policies proposed by alarmists are so harmful to the world that they should no longer be seriously considered by policy makers. Instead, the debate should switch to which of the policies suggested by Nordhaus or Morris would be the best way forward.

If policy makers and their attendant lampreys experts truly believed in the Precautionary Principle as a risk management tool, this should be a no brainer.

Huge, deliberate, actual social and economic cost – at a scale quite unprecedented in human history – attempting to offset costs that might* be uncontrollable because they are delivered by very large scale natural processes.

In and of itself this is a classic case of a a decision (or set of decisions) where the PP should apply. Just not the way disasteratii imagine.

* “Might” used here in the sense that the climatic outcomes are massively, wildly uncertain, irrespective of one’s view of AGW. Viz: 3 billion years of surface geology since the Archean.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 28, 2024 11:27 am

The so-called moderate Palis are now actively recruiting baby-cooking homicidal rapists.

Fatah to Hamas and Islamic Jihad: Join the PLO (28 May)

Fatah movement calls on all Palestinian Arab organizations, meaning also Hamas and Islamic Jihad, to join the PLO to realize the return of the refugees and the establishment of “Palestine”.

We all know what that means. Meanwhile the military wing of Fatah and the PLO, the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, said they participated in Oct 7 alongside Hamas.

Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, a wing of Fatah: We participated in the October 7 attack (14 May)

Come in here Monty and tell us why Israel should not declare war on the Palestinian Authority, conquer the Palestinian Territories and occupy the whole place.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 28, 2024 11:50 am

The Western Sydney wing of the Labor party will be having kittens.

New poll shows Labor slipping as Coalition holds largest two-party preferred lead since last Federal Election in 2022 (Sky News, 27 May)

A new Roy Morgan poll released on Monday has revealed the Coalition now has a “clear lead” on a two-party preferred basis for the first time since the 2022 Federal Election.

The poll shows the Liberal-National Coalition is up at 51.5 per cent ahead of the Australian Labor Party at 48.5 per cent.

In its analysis, Roy Morgan noted the two per cent shift in popularity favouring the Coalition came after a week of student protests on university campuses in support of Palestine were broken up.

Additionally, the results reflect recent criticism against Prime Minister Anthony Albanese for his failure to “come out in support of Israel”

The problem for Albo, Wong and Tony Burqa is that the noisy protests at Sydney Madrassa oops University are from a small but very loud portion of the population. The quiet ordinary people support Israel, which seems to be reflected in this poll. Good luck squaring the circle ALP millennial staffer kiddies.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 28, 2024 11:57 am

On the subject of La Tingle, whatever happened to the frequent cry from Their ABC that “Australia is the most successful multicultural society in the world”?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
May 28, 2024 11:58 am

Yesterday was just perfect here on the Gold Coast, a litany of Sunny Australia with the sky and sea contrasting blue as blue, the sand golden yellow, the ocean trout pink and the smashed avo green at lunch on trendy Main Beach’s Tedder Avenue. We had once considered buying a sub- penthouse on the (scary for me) 37th floor as an investment in Main Beach, but decided against it. Hairy still looks wistfully up, not usually a reverse shopper, but he’s always regretted not taking that and opting for the low-rise apartment at Broadbeach instead. We’ve always both had a soft spot for the Gold Coast.

We are now staying in an apartment in Surfer’s Paradise on the 16th floor where from our main balcony, drink in hand, we can look over from our glass eyrie into the evening lightshow of apartment towers coming up at dusk. Earlier we had enjoyed the snatched vistas of the ocean waves rolling in through openings between the high rise towers of this landscape. From our bedroom the mountains of the hinterland rise above the settlements on the wide lake of the Nerang River, and everywhere everything is interlaced with busy roadways, looking like Scalectrix below, thankfully silent this high up. Last night I cooked us a meal of the best steak and vegies, all provided pots and pans and cutlery just about up to the job, with breakfast on the large balcony a final touch for the goodies Hairy had got us from the local Coles,

This well-appointed spacious one-bedder is available for only $143 a nite including parking on a three nite mid-week stay and the bed is super-comfortable. I must say that is great value, just as was our small sojourn on Sydney’s south coast about a week ago. Coastal winters are the time for a quick and cheap getaway, Cats and Kittehs. Carpe diem.

cohenite
May 28, 2024 11:59 am

That kunt tingle said Australia and by inference the West is racist: a good graphic of immigration, legal and illegal, where it’s coming from and going to:

The refugee crisis, captured in one staggering animated graphic – MarketWatch

This should be stamped on the vile bitch’s head.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 28, 2024 12:04 pm

Political advice from mUnturd.

If you are going to run an Alinskyist playbook, you can’t just recite each item like a shopping list, you have to use some skill.

Physician, heal thyself.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 28, 2024 12:08 pm

Marching mushrooms.

Climate change is moving tree populations away from the soil fungi that sustain them (Phys.org, 27 May)
by SPUN (Society for the Protection of Underground Networks)

As our planet warms, many species are shifting to different locations as their historical habitats become inhospitable. Trees are no exception—many species’ normal ranges are no longer conducive to their health, but their shift to new areas that could better sustain them has been lagging behind those of other plants and animals.

Now, scientists show that the reason for this lag might be found belowground. A study published in PNAS shows that trees, especially those in the far north, may be relocating to soils that don’t have the fungal life to support them.

Oh noes, the mushrooms aren’t marching fast enough to keep up with the trees. Ok maybe the trees are Ents, they march pretty fast.

“Ectomycorrhizal fungi have a different relationship to climate than ectomycorrhizal trees do,” says co-author Clara Qin, a data scientist at SPUN. “We are finding evidence that the trees have to answer for these differences.”

Those naughty trees, how dare they move so fast!

(SPUN? So so many drones.)

Barry
Barry
May 28, 2024 12:17 pm

Roger May 28, 2024 9:20 am

A large part of the problem Starmer will inherit from the Tories is that mass immigration is imposing a significant cost to the budget “going forward” as migrants accrue more benefits (including access to subsidised housing & the NHS) than they will ever account for in taxes.

The Labour Party will inherit just enough money to introduce a UK NDIS. All the darkies and Mahommedans will leap on it like hyenas on an antelope. You’ll be able to see the rorting from space.

And so will end this scion of Democracy.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 28, 2024 12:18 pm

Cats are superspreaders.

Study shows relatively low number of superspreaders responsible for large portion of misinformation on Twitter (Phys.org, 27 May)

A small team of social media analysts at Indiana University has found that a major portion of tweets spreading disinformation are sent by a surprisingly small percentage of a given userbase.

Okaaay, what disinformation is that?

They note that the majority of the superspreader accounts could not be traced to an individual, though there were a number of high-profile posters, such as politicians or generalist influencers, such as Donald Trump Jr.

Don Jr eh? I think we get the idea.

The researchers note that many of the superspreader accounts they identified were disabled during a push by Twitter in 2020 to reduce the amount of disinformation on the site. But that trend is now in reverse as the site, now rebranded as X, has taken a new direction following its takeover by Elon Musk.

In other words superspreaders of the truth, which these Indiana Uni academics don’t like.

cohenite
May 28, 2024 12:19 pm

dover0beach
 May 28, 2024 12:05 pm

That kunt tingle said Australia and by inference the West is racist: a good graphic of immigration, legal and illegal, where it’s coming from and going to:

Doesn’t your argument signal that being opposed to this is racist?

Opposed to tingle’s accusation Australia is racist or the legal and illegal immigration programs?

Crossie
Crossie
May 28, 2024 12:26 pm

Boambee John

 May 28, 2024 11:57 am

On the subject of La Tingle, whatever happened to the frequent cry from Their ABC that “Australia is the most successful multicultural society in the world”?

The racism accusation is an all-purpose label used by our masters to keep us down. For decades we were nice and accommodated and integrated all the newcomers, practically no questions asked. Did we get any credit for that? No, of course not. So what did our masters do? They ramped up the influx of new people fourfold which is now creating an economic disaster due to shortage of housing. So what do our masters do? They charge us with racism for noticing what they have caused. It’s always our fault, never theirs.

Cassie of Sydney
May 28, 2024 12:27 pm

I read in the Oz that real Nazis interrupted a Deborah Conway event in Hobart on the weekend….screaming abuse at Conway and threatening Conway and patrons.

But of course, our resident Nazi spotter won’t condemn those real Nazis.

Last edited 26 days ago by Cassie of Sydney
Crossie
Crossie
May 28, 2024 12:31 pm

We are also charged with racism for noticing that many of the illegal immigrants are killers, rapists and other kinds of criminals and therefore need to be deported. Once again, our masters have completely mismanaged this disaster so we are called racists again for noticing what they have done or failed to do.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 28, 2024 12:39 pm

That temporary pier built by the US for around 350M$ in Gaza is now kaput.

This is the military that wants to take on China in the waters around Taiwan?
Snigger.
When not running in to civilian shipping they are running aground.

Roger
Roger
May 28, 2024 12:39 pm

On the subject of La Tingle, whatever happened to the frequent cry from Their ABC that “Australia is the most successful multicultural society in the world”?

It was, of course, a lie.

Post-WWII Australia was perhaps the most successful multi-ethnic society in the world, chiefly because everyone was expected to integrate with the mainstream culture (and add something of their own to it).

Multiculturalism, as foisted upon us by the elites, is something else, and the polls and surveys suggest a majority of Australians are deeply concerned about the societal divisions it is fostering.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 28, 2024 12:40 pm

Fashion news.

Clothed pig carcasses reveal the secrets of mummification—study provides insights for forensic scientists (Phys.org, 27 May)

It was the kind of task any competent seamstress has completed hundreds of times before: altering denim jeans and jerseys. But there was something different about this piece of work. Though our team of scientists were paying for it, we weren’t her ultimate customers—the clothes were to be worn by dead pigs. …

We found, overall, that winter-season clothing delayed decomposition. Summer-season clothing accelerated the process. Carcass weight loss was directly affected by the scavenging of the Cape gray mongoose (Galerella pulverulenta), which accelerated the decomposition rate. And single carcasses within the same habitat decomposed faster than when two or more carcasses are dumped together.

These findings have helped deepen our understanding of how soft tissue desiccates (dries out or mummifies), which is central to improving the accuracy of time-since-death estimations and can assist in criminal investigations.

Mongooses, mongeese?, are not impressed by how well dressed you are, they’ll eat you anyway.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
May 28, 2024 12:47 pm

Dover I hardly think it is racist to point out illegal immigration comes frome every shitehole in the world. Whatever race they happen to be has very little to do with the fact that these same people that continue to create havoc in their own countries now wish to do the same to other countries. Leaners vs lifters. Which ones do you want?. Do you seriously think we need more leaners when we are overrun with them now. They contribute nothing to society.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
May 28, 2024 12:49 pm

There’s something very familiar about the coverage of the Rafah air strike and the previous “Israel bombed the hospital” one from some time ago. Back then we were given footage of people shining torches into the burnt cars, as if looking for bodies. Now we see people raking charred bit of metal sheeting, after the flames have died down, as if looking for bodies.
Hamas aren’t into surrender or returning the remaining hostages. They are very much into brinkmanship and to continuing to fight, even if that is a few missiles over the fence from time to time, which they have done for years without much condemnation from the MSM.
They know their best card remaining is public opinion, and that public opinion is largely shaped by gullible left leaning media. They will always use that, even if it means getting some of their beloved “civilians” killed by using unsecured comms (that the Israelis will pick up) to say that Terror Boss #1 and #2 are at a certain place this evening.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
May 28, 2024 12:52 pm

Post-WWII Australia was perhaps the most successful multi-ethnic society in the world, chiefly because everyone was expected to integrate with the mainstream culture (and add something of their own to it).
And the intake was largely European. No toxic cultures, mostly Christian.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 28, 2024 12:55 pm

That article on what Libertarianism gets Wrong managed to miss the point entirely.

vr
vr
May 28, 2024 12:57 pm

On the subject of La Tingle, whatever happened to the frequent cry from Their ABC that “Australia is the most successful multicultural society in the world”?

How can we claim to be multicultural when we ban FGM, child marriage etc?

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 28, 2024 1:10 pm

Wind generation in NSW is a stunning ONE megawatt right now.
https://www.nem-watch.info/widgets/reneweconomy/

Rabz
May 28, 2024 1:19 pm

“Australia is the most successful multicu*tural society in the world”

Revealed beyond any doubt as the monstrous lie it always was on the Sydney Oprah House Steps, 9 October 2023. Quite possibly the most disturbing and shameful day in modern Australian history. “What will they think of us overseas?”, indeed.

As pointed out by others previously (including Crossie’s excellent comments above) what possible benefit was there in importing hundreds of thousands of useless violent insoluble criminal deadsh*ts into this country?

So a select bunch of collectivist cockheads can feel good about themselves for no reason whatsoever? So smug harridans like Shingles can lecture us about our supposed wacism, even while hundreds of thousands more z-grade third world garbage continue to be shovelled into Sydney and Melbourne despite those cities’ increasingly precarious, overstretched and on the verge of collapse infrastructure?

Mass immigration has been the worst public policy disaster foisted on the Australian populace in my lifetime. Those responsible need to be held to account and mercilessly punished – even if unfortunately, some of mass immigration and multicu*turalism’s more egregious architects are now residing in Hades.

Last edited 26 days ago by Rabz
Frank
Frank
May 28, 2024 1:24 pm

They know their best card remaining is public opinion, and that public opinion is largely shaped by gullible left leaning media.

If the Israelis dropped the concern for public opinion and got on with it that card would be gone. It’s not like they get any credit for it anyway. It is asymmetric warfare and that is one of the main tactics used against them.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 28, 2024 1:25 pm

I memed.
But this is a thing.
The ALP screw up and all of a sudden one of the comrades lights up with a brain dead statement and the caravan moves on.

8rtf76
Lysander
Lysander
May 28, 2024 1:29 pm

I’m sure there are some Democrats that want the US relationship with Bibi to go down the same trajectory of that of Sadam.

Great friend to the US in the 80’s, later killed by the US.

Lysander
Lysander
May 28, 2024 1:31 pm

Thanks Salvatore.

I didn’t realise the vid was from so long ago – but was it accurate?

Bruce in WA
May 28, 2024 2:00 pm

Any fellow firearms owners in WA … bend down and kiss your arse goodbye. Our police minister on the new gun laws:

Mr Papalia said the current gun laws were inadequate and the new laws before parliament would have impacted Bombara from owning guns.

“The new laws state, categorically, that the possession and use of a firearm is a privilege and that privilege is conditional on public safety,” he said.

“This assumption drives every other part of the law and impacts every licenced (sic) firearm holder in the state.

“In addition, there will be no recreational licence in the new laws.

“He would have been impacted by the numerical limits of the new laws in that he would have only been able to possess five firearms.

“He would have been subject to a health check with a mental health component and the collectors licence that he held would have been subject to far stricter regulations and requirements, which would have prevented him from being approved as a collector.”

And the Libs?

“WA Liberal leader Libby Mettam said she was in favour of firearm reform.

“We have sought to refer this legislation to a committee to examine ways we can further strengthen it while avoiding unintended consequences, which the government has refused to do,” she said.

“The horrific murders at Floreat highlights the need for further consultation on firearm legislation to ensure it can keep Western Australians as safe as possible.”

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 28, 2024 2:12 pm

Do you know what’s actually the most outrageous part of the whole Gaza pier operation? In a week they’d only delivered a thousand tons of cargo with it!

Hamas then stole all of it. It was quite amusing. There’s total complete incompetence and then there’s the Biden Administration. I wonder if Buttigieg did the organization for it seeing he’s boss of the Department of Transport?

cohenite
May 28, 2024 2:25 pm

Bruce in WA
 May 28, 2024 2:00 pm

Any fellow firearms owners in WA … bend down and kiss your arse goodbye. Our police minister on the new gun laws:
Mr Papalia said the current gun laws were inadequate and the new laws before parliament would have impacted Bombara from owning guns.
“The new laws state, categorically, that the possession and use of a firearm is a privilege and that privilege is conditional on public safety,” he said.
“This assumption drives every other part of the law and impacts every licenced (sic) firearm holder in the state.
“In addition, there will be no recreational licence in the new laws.

What is the state body looking after and representing shooters in WA? I would have recommended the National Shooting Council, NSC, but they seem to be having a bit of infighting. One thing gun owners absolutely need is a unified front.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 28, 2024 2:35 pm

I hope Buttplug is not indicative of the type of bright young graduate McKinsey’s employs.

shatterzzz
May 28, 2024 2:36 pm

So much for cracking down on domestic violence ..! Why on earth would a case be adjourned for 10 months ..? FFS!

Taylan May won’t play again this season. The Panthers winger pleaded not guilty to the charges he was accused of this morning. The matter has been adjourned until March 2025

billie
billie
May 28, 2024 2:38 pm

La Tingle – I look forward to this week’s MWD, Media Watch Dog, by Gerard Henderson.

One of those things in life that one would prefer to avoid really, coming to Gerard’s very precise and sharp attention, though I do wish it on others, particularly the ABC.

Boambee John
Boambee John
May 28, 2024 2:53 pm

I see that the Fat Fascist Fool mUnturd is using the sexist hate term terf (trans exclusionary radical feminist), a group which includes both heterosexual women and lesbians opposed to trans-“women” having access to women’s only places.

He is clearly both misogynist and homophobic

Last edited 26 days ago by Boambee John
Indolent
Indolent
May 28, 2024 3:00 pm
Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
May 28, 2024 3:00 pm

Post-WWII Australia was perhaps the most successful multi-ethnic society in the world, chiefly because everyone was expected to integrate with the mainstream culture (and add something of their own to it).

A perhaps interesting observation, in 1980 a potential Anglo Celtic migrant to Australia, in the course of an hour’s interview at the Consulate, was given chapter and verse about ‘the need to fit in’ and ‘don’t expect any favours for being British’.

This included being given a little handbook explaining Australians and Australian culture.

132andBush
132andBush
May 28, 2024 3:30 pm

m0nty
 May 28, 2024 11:23 am

 Reply to  Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

It is not much of a fight, Lizzie. One side has stones, drones, small arms and the odd missile, the other has helicopter gunships, bombers with complete air superiority, tanks and all the modern urban combat gear US money can buy.

Decoded this means “I would like to see more dead Israelis”.
It’s a common talking point with hamas sympathisers and they don’t really know what they’re really saying, or don’t care.
Equity, comrade.

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 28, 2024 3:31 pm

Yes Fraser was fully on board with multiculturalism. Fraser was pretty hard left.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
May 28, 2024 3:32 pm

Fitzsimian making a point…
Just not the one he though he was.

Twitter being silly again – where have tweets from all the people I follow gone?
Bring back the bird!
…….
Peter FitzSimons
@Peter_Fitz

Yes. that is something I still don’t understand.
Pre-Musk, those we wanted to see would float to the top.
Post-Musk, they are buried.
Why is that?

?

Indolent
Indolent
May 28, 2024 3:38 pm
Lysander
Lysander
May 28, 2024 3:54 pm

It is not much of a fight, Lizzie. One side has stones, drones, small arms and the odd missile, the other has helicopter gunships, bombers with complete air superiority, tanks and all the modern urban combat gear US money can buy.

Decoded further 123, it’s also an interesting admission by Munted:

  • One side has heaps of cash plunged into tunnels and the pockets of a very few.
  • One side has heaps of cash that has been used to develop a thriving, vibrant and innovative economy that rivals many Western countries.
rosie
rosie
May 28, 2024 3:55 pm

“Twitter being silly again – where have tweets from all the people I follow gone?
Bring back the bird!”
He needs to choose ‘following ‘ instead of ‘for you’?

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 28, 2024 3:55 pm

WA Cats, on getting rid of recreational shooting (Ill thought out knee jerk by imbeciles).

I’ll be in touch with the SSAA and will join shooter council. These bodies need to put it out clear to the LNP & Nationals. You support this bill we will direct our members to put you last on the ballot. Libs don’t need any more losses.

Us Eastern States are next if this is allowed to wash.

Second too start going after the cops. Why was WA’s Cheif Wiggum and his keystone lads allowing a guy with multiple guns, about to go off the deep end and I’d say balance of probabilities probably had AVO’s out on him to keep them?

Over east guns are usually the first thing seized either by malicious AVO’s or out of precaution.

There seems very little questions I can see on Police preventative actions, though am happy to be corrected if he just exploded like a 50yo stick of gelignite sweating nitro everywhere.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
May 28, 2024 3:57 pm

Dover spammanator ate a post on WA gun confiscation scheme.

Unsure what the naughty word was.

rosie
rosie
May 28, 2024 4:01 pm

I’ll have things that didn’t happen for $1000 please.
If you can’t see the tweet linked by Peter Horwitz, the author, a muslim, claims to have been threatened by ‘a lot of Jewish family’s’ (sic) living nearly in, yes the Northern suburbs where very few Jews but perhaps 250 thousand muslims live.
https://x.com/asaf_brukarz/status/1794325531925819700?t=mrg5n4FzD8SQ9hk0U5BsaA&s=19

Pogria
Pogria
May 28, 2024 4:03 pm

Fruit Tingle’s sneering at all of us is problematic for her, although I believe she hasn’t realised it yet.
By sneering at we ordinary yobs, she is informing us that SHE is not racist. That SHE is superior to us.
Where is the proof? Yakking about racism is the easy part. Where are her multi-coloured lodgers? Does she have a family of Abos living in her spare room so the kiddies can go to her old alma mater?

Does she have a Prayer area in her lounge room? Has she given succour to those poor pedos, rapists and murderers that we yobs want to be rid of?

Seriously, what ARE her “I’m no racist”, bona fides?

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
May 28, 2024 4:08 pm

How easily the lefty Tingle-types oscillate from Australia being such a bonzer multi-cultural place to “we are all racist”.
It just depends which view suits them on the day.

rosie
rosie
May 28, 2024 4:09 pm

A great photo of Tel Aviv just after it was stolen from the Palestinians.
https://x.com/MaxNordau/status/1794019410069320116?t=CwRC0Wi96_BCO7kO2iEQyA&s=19

vr
vr
May 28, 2024 4:12 pm

Megan your description of Italy is one of the reason I love our wog sisters and brothers. They’re very much their own people. Disagreeing even when they agree in principle. A bit like Cats and Kittahs I suppose. Your mention of Lombardy reminded of an Italian friend who hailed from there. He was twice my age and such different background, only to find we were twins separated at birth and time. Lost his faith at the Battle of Taranto seeing the death and destruction of fellow sailors. The hand movements that conveyed the unsaid dialogue. His wife didn’t speak much English mostly because it didn’t convey what she wanted to say. What magnificent people. I even started to learn Italian. My aunt was Italian extraction, her father, never spoke a word of Italian. I was to be going to Italy in July but a change in my wife’s employment means we can’t go. Wife has a friend with a villa near Rome.

The following occurred to me on reading the sentence I have highlighted in bold. How is that adherents of non “Judeo-Christian faiths” never seem have second thoughts about their faiths? Or is it just not talked about in the mainstream press?

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
May 28, 2024 4:14 pm

Jacinta Allen in VIC is putting forward legislation to hold Pollies to approved behavioural standards, particularly regarding speech. What could possibly go wrong when a Premier at least as dictatorial as Dan steps up to the plate with something like this?
Sky News ran the story without comment. Then turning on a dime they got stuck into Keith Pitt over nuclear! Would you have one in your electorate? Is nuclear popular with your electorate? These tactics reflect badly on the daytime Sky crew, who certainly reinforce the (well researched) estimate that 80% of journos lean left.

H B Bear
H B Bear
May 28, 2024 4:21 pm

There is not enough iron ore in WA for a gun buy back and the end of recreational shooters licence. Choose one.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
May 28, 2024 4:22 pm

Biden’s FBI Justified Its Deadly Force Policy in Mar-a-Lago Raid Because of “Life Threatening” Kitchen Utensils, Resort Gym Equipment

Judge Aileen Cannon last Tuesday unsealed numerous motions related to Jack Smith’s classified documents case against Trump.

One filing revealed Biden’s FBI authorized the use of deadly force during their raid on Mar-a-Lago authorized by US Attorney General Merrick Garland in August 2022.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
May 28, 2024 4:24 pm

We already knew that pro-Pali demonstrators are low-calibre zombies. They have confirmed this in various ways, most recently by protesting Deborah Conway’s concert in Hobart.

Last edited 26 days ago by Bungonia Bee
rosie
rosie
May 28, 2024 4:24 pm

“How is that adherents of non “Judeo-Christian faiths” never seem have second thoughts about their faiths?”
Because publically abandoning islam can be big trouble even a death sentence?
Ask Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
There is a priest in Canberra, Buddhist to Catholic to the priesthood. That’s an amazing journey.

bons
bons
May 28, 2024 4:29 pm

How, one may ponder, will Ms Joseph Xi Allen enforce behavioural standards for pollie speech.

Personaly, I am in favour of the her fascism. With the SFL are all locked up in re-education camp the ground will finally be clear for actual conservatives to reoccupy the Party.

The very thought of her proposal is stunning. But if that degree of fascism is what is necessary to wake up lazy f..king Victorians, then go for it Sweets.

cohenite
May 28, 2024 4:33 pm

The 10 largest animals in Australia which were hunted to extinction by the 3rd nations:

10 Prehistoric Giants of Australia | KickassFacts

Next time some dickhead extols the green credentials of the 3rd nations just mention this.

Pogria
Pogria
May 28, 2024 4:57 pm

The daughter of the turd that murdered the mother and daughter in WA, had told the coppers three times that her father had guns and was violent. She specifically mentioned the Glock. She’ll be right love, no worries.
They did nothing.
But we will come for the guns belonging to the good guys, because, reasons.

comment image

Vicki
Vicki
May 28, 2024 4:57 pm

Sisi visiting Beijing atm.

Interesting. I didn’t mind Al Sisi during his leadership in Egypt. But accusations of corruption/authoritarianism etc during his presidency arose. Who knows? Chinese money attracts and subverts across all boundaries. Attributable to the weakness of us humans. God help us.

Warwick
Warwick
May 28, 2024 5:03 pm

Reading Twitter, it’s astonishing to look at the ramblings of all the ABC top men. Past and present. Quentin Dempster. Barrie Cassidy. Mile Carlton. Etc etc. They literally despise normal Australians. It’s all day, everyday. They are literally demented with hate.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 28, 2024 5:12 pm

Sisi visiting Beijing atm.

Stumping up more investment for that new city he wants to build west of Alex?

That’d be ironic since if Hamas’d done things differently Gaza could’ve been that city.

Roger
Roger
May 28, 2024 5:27 pm

How is that adherents of non “Judeo-Christian faiths” never seem have second thoughts about their faiths?

How do we know they don’t?

Indian census returns this century indicate atheism and agnosticism are growing in India at c. 15% per year.

Last edited 26 days ago by Roger
Lysander
Lysander
May 28, 2024 5:34 pm

WA Police are pretty crap Pogria.

Evidence by way of past and a recent experience I had with them…

We live at a T intersection where our house is half way down a hill, on an upside down T, looking up the street that goes up to the top of the hill. Day and night, cars come and park outside one (or two?) houses up the hill and wait there for about 2-3 minutes, tops.

They then drive down the hill to the intersection that our house overlooks (so, their car is pointing directly at our place) and I have no idea why, but every single car stops there for a minute or two (no, there’s no traffic).

Weird huh?

So I can only deduce that they are stopping at a place to get something from there, evidently, in a hurry. After they have left they want to stop anywhere immediately on the street (but away from said house) to see/check what they got? Sound like a fair assumption?

Dunno how all this works as I never got involved in that life, period, but I told Plod I was unhappy about the traffic and some of the hoons associated with it (more unhappy their headlights constantly shining into our rooms).

Plod: “Nah, nothing sounds strange there.” Twice I complained and once my local MP took it up and the fat bastards still do nothing.

Eyrie
Eyrie
May 28, 2024 5:50 pm

Lysander, seen the same thing in our street. Bearded git driving old van stops outside a certain house, meets with resident and then drives off after a minute or so. The resident was one later murdered by a couple of his moronic mates who kept his head in the boot of their car. Nobody in the street was sorry as certain petty crimes stopped too. This is a good part of Toowoomba.
Back in 1986 saw Top Gun in Adelaide shortly after arriving back from the US. It was dusk when we got out and we noted another bearded git in old van dropping what looked to be very young, painted up girls on street corners. Obvious what was going on. I’d guess in both cases nothing was done because the regular payments were being made.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 28, 2024 6:17 pm

Eyrie – If you haven’t read Police Your Planet you should. Ripper golden age SF.

Black Ball
Black Ball
May 28, 2024 6:21 pm

A bloke by the name of Douglas Smith is apparently upset.

It’s hard to care much about National Reconciliation Week this year.

Each year, the event gives us all the opportunity to reflect on the past, connect in the present, and look to the future, together, but not this year.

Tuesday marked 24 years since an estimated 250,000 Australians marched together across the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the Walk for Reconciliation.

Never before, or again, has there ever been a bigger public demonstration in the history of Australia.

My grandfather, who was a victim of the Stolen Generations, and suffered from atomic bomb testing at Maralinga, was there.

He still marched side-by-side with Australians from all backgrounds, despite the atrocities forced upon him by Australia and the Crown.

It was for the greater good. They marched together for a better future for all Australians, one not divided by culture, colour or race.

That was 24 years ago, and up until a year or two before the referendum, Australia still had hope. It’s different this year. It feels like Australia has taken 10 steps backwards. We (Australia) are not together, not even close.

I’d be surprised if you got a quarter of the people who marched in Sydney in 2000, to do the same again today for the same cause.

It feels more divided now than it has ever been in the 33 years I have been around, and I grew up in a town that had a bar for black people, and a bar for everybody else.

When more than 60 per cent of Australia voted ‘no’ in October, it wasn’t just a ‘no’ to the Voice, it was also a ‘no’ to reconciliation. It was a slap to the hand of First Nations people that was extended to the rest of the country.

Think about it. Or at least, think about the English definition of what “reconciliation” means; ‘the act of causing two people or groups to become friendly again after an argument or disagreement’.

You can’t deny that the disagreement our country just had over the Voice was something so important that it could be considered the determining factor of whether or not Australia still wants a relationship with its first peoples.

When I think of what reconciliation means to me, I think about how I fitted into Australian society as a young black kid growing up in a town often divided down a racial line.

Although I experienced racism almost daily, I was still very lucky to be born in the 90s, at a time when Australia started to see the error in its ways.

It wasn’t as bad for me as it was for my parents, or my grandparents, all who experienced the worst of racism, forced removal, segregation, land dispossession, and atomic bomb testing on our country by the British and Australian governments in the 50s and 60s.

I can’t think about reconciliation without thinking about all the atrocities Australia and the Crown has committed not only against my own family, but against all Indigenous people since 1788.

My people were dispossessed of their land, they were massacred, mothers had their children taken by the thousands, there was extreme racism and violence forced upon my Elders and my ancestors and yet, our Elders still wanted to reconcile with white Australia.

First Nations people have always been the first to extend their hand in an offer to reconcile the past, and still want to continue that legacy in 2024, even after feeling utterly rejected by the Australian people last year.

The theme for Reconciliation Week this year, ‘Now More Than Ever’, is intended to remind all who support reconciliation in Australia, that “no matter what, the fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will – and must – continue”.

I have to admire my people for still wanting to extend that hand. We have come too far not to continue to fight for the cause, but I don’t see how it’s going to happen, at least not anytime in the near future.

The status quo will have to remain for my people, and it will continue to be measured through the Closing The Gap targets we see failing every year.

When the No campaign told Australia that a ‘yes’ vote would “divide” us, they failed to mention that it was actually the other way around.

We are not divided if you hear a Welcome to Country at an event.

We are not divided when our sporting codes celebrate our Indigenous stars and we are not divided when Indigenous people practice our culture in mainstream society.

We are only divided through forced assimilation, and what forced assimilation looks like in 2024, is a country that has no clear path forward for reconciliation, a majority population who voted ‘no’, and policies created by federal and state governments that will continue to impact negatively on Indigenous people.

Australia has a shared history and a shared culture. We should be embracing that, not the opposite.

Good Lord.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 28, 2024 6:47 pm

It is not much of a fight, Lizzie. One side has stones, drones, small arms and the odd missile, the other has helicopter gunships, bombers with complete air superiority, tanks and all the modern urban combat gear US money can buy.

And knives.
Don’t forget knives.
Pro tip. Don’t start something you can’t finish.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
May 28, 2024 6:48 pm

Criminal Sudanese migrant who self-identifies as Aboriginal is allowed to stay in Australia

  • Criminal who self-identifies to be allowed to stay in Australia

Daily Mail.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
May 28, 2024 6:50 pm

Baristas everywhere should quake in terror (the Hun):

Getting tattoos could increase a person’s risk of developing cancer by 21 per cent, a new study has found.

A Swedish study found a link between tattoos and cancer of the lymphatic system, known as lymphoma, The Sun reports.

How do you like your noodle arm-concealing tatt sleeves now?

Crossie
Crossie
May 28, 2024 6:53 pm

I find it interesting how this Labor government operates in comparison to previous Labor governments. It seems as if the Foreign Minister Penny Wong is the Prime minister. She makes all the announcements and statements and Albo simply points enquires her way.

The Foreign Minister can certain make suggestion but the ultimate decisions are made by the PM and the cabinet. That doesn’t seem to be happening as Albo who is supposed to be on top of everything relating to foreign relations is definitely not up on issues.

Is this state of affairs due to Albo being the lazy fair weather PM who is only interested in perks and benefits of the position? Could it be that he is happy to leave the hard work to others? The other question is who is really in charge? Is Penny Wong dominating the party room? Is she the de facto PM and actually running the show?

So many questions yet I am leaning to the theory of Albo’s fecklessness. He is too much into his lifestyle which takes precedence over his duties to keep on eye on his government ministers. No wonder so many ministers are failing miserably since nobody is checking their homework.

Pogria
Pogria
May 28, 2024 6:56 pm

Re, the palli fluffers that tried to have a go at Deborah Conway in Hobart, an awesome member of the audience took exception to the disturbance.
Said audience member smashed a wine glass and went all Sgt Milton Warden on them. Boo yah!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lfk-JTdQ_0I

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
May 28, 2024 6:56 pm

Mirambro Creek 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon. Not a wine designed for aging.

Dark fruit bouquet and flavour with a hint of liquorice, tannins from stalks and seeds rather than oak and less from skins despite colour, not bad balance of flavours but rather flat – not much depth (the taste when you first sip it does not develop – like the way orange juice tastes like orange juice in the first second as it does at 20 seconds).

Only $40. Good with a non-greasy burger (Batch Burger, Kirribilli) where the burgr flavour has depth.

Sorry, it is just that you lot focus on historical injustices, human suffering, political overreach and oppression – and miss out on the big picture.

I mean…pickles! A civilisational crossroads.

Last edited 26 days ago by Mother Lode
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
May 28, 2024 6:58 pm

Peter FitzSimons

@Peter_Fitz

Yes. that is something I still don’t understand.

Pre-Musk, those we wanted to see would float to the top.

Post-Musk, they are buried.

Why is that?

I think his bandana is too tight.
What was happening was that left-leaning Twatters were promoting the Twats a few like-minded types.
Now they are back in the pack with everyone else, something which I thought would appeal to the very egalitarian FitzSimian.
As Rosie says, he can always follow his fellow travellers.
What he really misses is knowing his pearls of wisdom would be routinely bumped up the feed of people who couldn’t give a shit about him.

Pogria
Pogria
May 28, 2024 7:01 pm
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 28, 2024 7:07 pm

Criminal Sudanese migrant who self-identifies as Aboriginal is allowed to stay in Australia

So you are allowed to self-identify as an aboriginal now?
I wonder if other people self-identify as aboriginals?
Nah, that is unthinkable, no one would do that.

rosie
rosie
May 28, 2024 7:21 pm
Last edited 26 days ago by rosie
caveman
caveman
May 28, 2024 7:22 pm

Two word slogan , Albo can thank me later.

Labor Kills

Roger
Roger
May 28, 2024 7:23 pm

Information is hard to find atm, but apparently two international free speech organisations have been granted leave by the Federal Court to be heard in the esafety v X case despite arguments against from esafety’s legal reps.

rosie
rosie
May 28, 2024 7:25 pm

Interesting Israeli account that geolocates incidents in Gaza and Lebanon.
https://x.com/MiddleEastBuka?t=BIgPXkJQfLl7pA7cbcPBQg&s=09

rosie
rosie
May 28, 2024 7:29 pm

When you can’t worship in the Hagia Sophia, just build your own.
https://x.com/Culture_Crit/status/1794829245035970955?t=ZhCQm7ijhrMVpnGoQNFg6Q&s=19

rosie
rosie
May 28, 2024 7:30 pm
Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
May 28, 2024 7:31 pm

two international free speech organisations have been granted leave by the Federal Court
There’s still so much to hate about our idiot federation with plays like this.

rosie
rosie
May 28, 2024 7:32 pm

Apparently food prices in Gaza have dropped since the IDF took over the Rafah crossing
https://x.com/Jewtastic/status/1795149064390283321?t=zQ6bETJPt_LTneQlinNEdA&s=19

Miltonf
Miltonf
May 28, 2024 7:36 pm

Allan filth really has nothing other than tired old Marxist-feminist hatred. What loathsome trash these people are.

Victoria now has a Parl Secretary, ie baby-Minister for Men’s Behavior – Michael Smith News

rosie
rosie
May 28, 2024 7:37 pm
Miltonf
Miltonf
May 28, 2024 7:41 pm
Zippster
Zippster
May 28, 2024 7:42 pm

Furiosa: A Non-Mad Max Saga

Furiosa is a really decent post-apocalyptic action movie, with Anya Taylor-Joy replacing Charlize Theron in the title role. The only problem is that its trying to be a Mad Max movie without Mad Max, and it seems audiences aren’t loving it.

Crossie
Crossie
May 28, 2024 7:46 pm

I’m watching Josh Freydenberg’s program on Sky and am struck by how passive Albo appears in what he says. He agrees with Josh about the anti-Semitic activities on our university campuses and streets yet he is not offering anything or committing his government to do anything about it. Every other person being interviewed has more to offer. Albo does not act like a Prime Minister, more like a spectator.

Last edited 26 days ago by Crossie
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
May 28, 2024 7:53 pm

The only problem is that its trying to be a Mad Max movie without Mad Max, and it seems audiences aren’t loving it.

Lots of stuff around today about this. The box office is really dismal. Yet Cats who have seen it say it isn’t bad. I thought this was curious until I read another from John Nolte today.

Nolte: ‘Mad Max with Sexless Girlboss’ Drives Memorial Day Box Office to 26-Year Low (27 May)

Ok yeah, that may be true. But I followed his embedded links and they said everything you need to know. You see Furiosa may be a lady but she looks just like a tranny…

comment image

Crossie
Crossie
May 28, 2024 7:59 pm

One more observation while watching Josh Freydenberg’s program, Julia Gillard is miles ahead of Albo in being able to express her solidarity with Israel and the Jewish people. Albo looked uncomfortable and straight away had to qualify his support with his belief in a two state solution. Albo really is a small man.

Crossie
Crossie
May 28, 2024 8:18 pm

It is gratifying that Bronwyn Bishop on Sharri’s program just now made the same comparison between Albo and Julia Gillard’s responses when being interviewed by Josh Freydenberg for his Never Again program. Albo’s inadequacy is really quite stark and noticeable.

Last edited 26 days ago by Crossie
Vicki
Vicki
May 28, 2024 8:31 pm

Julia Gillard was outstanding. I have not ever been a fan, but I am enormously impressed with her integrity and insight in seeing anti-Semitism for what it is. She was unwavering.

Albanese? He was unequivocal in his condemnation of the protesters against Israel. I think that should be acknowledged. But he was not challenged with a question on his Foreign Minister’s appalling position re Israel and the Gazan conflict. Until his government clearly supports Israel’s right to destroy those who massacred its citizens, he cannot claim claim clarity on this issue.

Cassie of Sydney
May 28, 2024 8:47 pm

It was a superb documentary I think Peter Cosgrove said it best when he said that…

Hitler would be happy.

Real Nazis are now empowered in this country, and those real Nazis are Muslims and leftists, who have been empowered by a weak, spineless, supine, and craven Labor government.

As for the Greens, they are now a fully fledged Nazi party, and scum who vote for the Greens are no different to those who voted for Hitler in 1933.

Cassie of Sydney
May 28, 2024 8:54 pm

The slug of Grayndler is a joke and all round embarrassment. He is no leader.

  1. Also anyone want to bet money their ABCcess just happens to rerun a few nuclear disaster films/series in the next…

  2. Being unplugged from much of the current psychopathy, I’m unaware of the ‘Jeep’ story, but only hope that the four…

  3. Ronnie RAAF, earlier, and clearly still smarting from previous interactions (backhanders) on this august journal of record: Perhaps some of…

  4. Smart battery plus over the air monitoring and you don’t know what they do (or don’t know). Meter reading (…

1.2K
0
Oh, you think that, do you? Care to put it on record?x
()
x