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Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, Tintoretto, 1545

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KevinM
KevinM
June 12, 2024 11:13 pm

Bruce of Newcastle
June 12, 2024 9:13 pm

Is hiding a portrait of an aboriginal lady in the basement racism?

Asking for a state library.

Nearly akin to burning books, but they are not brave enough to do that yet.
The way we go, won’t be long but.

JC
JC
June 12, 2024 11:42 pm

Hey Dover, you weren’t exactly an anti-war flinching violet during the time of the Iraqi war. From what I recall you were for it.

It’s okay to reassess and reverse an opinion, but you shouldn’t pretend otherwise. Your trouble appears to be one where you’re walking backwards with what you know now and pretend that was available back then, and more importantly, describable at the time. Don’t be a Harry Hindsight.

Indolent
Indolent
June 12, 2024 11:48 pm
JC
JC
June 13, 2024 1:29 am

The problem with your current stance is that you might not have the foresight to be right the next time around, just like everyone else. With all of the knowledge at your disposal and your capacity for interpretation, your current belief about what is proper may turn out to be incorrect once more.

The idea is that we’re stumbling about attempting to shape the future but lack the vision to proceed appropriately.

Making amends for previous transgressions is a part of being human.

Having said that, the appropriate way to look back on the Iraq war is to view in terms of the available information at the time. In this case you may not have made the wrong decision to support it.

JC
JC
June 13, 2024 1:55 am

WSJ went after Musk in an extended piece about a few female relationships ioffice relationships. There doesn’t appear to be anything he did that was wrong – even in a #MeToo context.

They really tried to go after him. In fact the piece is a rambling collection of repetitive junk with no real gotcha.

The WSJ and Twitter are competitors, which is something the WSJ doesn’t mention in the piece.

They’re trying so hard that even the Oz is carrying the article in this morning’s edition.

Tom
Tom
June 13, 2024 2:41 am

JC, I have that attempted gotcha on Musk by WSJ on my laptop screen and will attempt to post it, but it may go into moderation to await Dover’s approval in the morning.

As you say, WSJ doesn’t mention that Musk’s Twitter (X) is a competitor.

Tom
Tom
June 13, 2024 3:10 am

Musk-WSJ: Part 1:

When Elon Musk personally contacted a former SpaceX engineering intern to discuss a role on his executive staff in 2017, the woman spoke with excitement to her friends about a high-profile problem-solving role at the rocket company, a dream for someone a few years out of college.
She and Musk had met years earlier during her internship, when she was still in college. She’d approached him with ideas for improving SpaceX. Her outreach had led to a date, which led to a kiss, and eventually sex, she told friends.
The year after her internship, the billionaire had the fresh college graduate flown out to a resort in Sicily, before they ended things, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
Musk, who is more than 20 years her senior, attempted to restart their relationship but she rejected his advance. They remained close as she tried to establish herself in the new job.
He texted her often and invited her to come over to his Los Angeles mansion at night on multiple occasions. Sometimes she accepted his invitations, but friends said she told them at the time that his behaviour made her job harder.
She eventually moved off Musk’s executive team, according to friends she told and to people familiar with her time at SpaceX. The woman left the company in 2019.
Her lawyers, who also represent Musk, provided the Journal with two affidavits signed by the woman. The affidavits disputed some aspects of the Journal’s reporting but confirmed many others, including that she had a romantic relationship with Musk in the past.
She said she invited him to dinner near the end of her summer internship and broke things off the following year.
She said at no point during employment at SpaceX from 2017 to 2019 was there any “romantic relationship” with Musk.
“Nothing that Elon Musk did towards me during either of my periods of employment at SpaceX was predatory or wrongful in any way,” the woman said.
She is one of several female employees at SpaceX who have told friends, family, or the company itself, that Musk showed them an unusual amount of attention or pursued them.
One woman, a SpaceX flight attendant, alleged that in 2016 Musk exposed himself to her and offered to buy her a horse in exchange for sex acts.
Another woman who left the company in 2013 alleged in exit negotiations with SpaceX human resources and legal executives that Musk had asked her to have his babies.
A fourth woman had a month-long sexual relationship with Musk in 2014 while she directly reported to him. The relationship ended badly, leading to recriminations over text and email as she left the company and signed an agreement prohibiting her from discussing her work for Musk.
Former SpaceX executives, as well as fired SpaceX employees who complained to the National Labor Relations Board in 2022, say a high-level group around Musk fails to apply his company’s own rules to the CEO, contributing to a culture of sexism and harassment.
They say there’s an understanding that Musk, a charismatic leader with many fans who call him a genius, can act with impunity.
“Elon is SpaceX, and SpaceX is Elon,” one former engineer recalled an executive saying during a June 2022 meeting after the firings of some of the SpaceX employees, who had criticised Musk and demanded greater accountability at the company.
Musk, who is one of the richest men in the world, leads companies including the publicly traded electric-vehicle maker Tesla, rocket-maker SpaceX and social-media platform X.
SpaceX has won billions in federal contracts, and is key to NASA and Pentagon space programs. Tesla, meanwhile, is holding a shareholder vote that closes on June 13 over Musk’s $US46 billion ($70bn currently) pay package, which was struck down by a Delaware court in January because of concerns about the approval process.
Musk didn’t reply to requests for comment.
Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX’s president and chief operating officer, said the Journal’s reporting doesn’t reflect SpaceX’s culture.
“The untruths, mischaracterisations, and revisionist history in your email paint a completely misleading narrative,” she said.
“I continue to be amazed by what this extraordinary group of people are achieving every day even amidst all the forces acting against us. And Elon is one of the best humans I know.”
She said SpaceX fully investigates all complaints of harassment and takes appropriate actions.
Other behaviour by Musk, including his use of illegal drugs, has raised concerns among some executives and board members of SpaceX and Tesla, according to previous Journal reporting.
Musk has used drugs including LSD, cocaine, ecstasy, mushrooms and ketamine, at times with some board members, the Journal has reported.
A lawyer for Musk, Alex Spiro, said at the time that Musk is “regularly and randomly drug tested at SpaceX and has never failed a test”. He said “there are other false facts” in the reporting about Musk’s drug use but didn’t detail them.
This article is based on conversations with more than four dozen people, including former employees, people familiar with Musk’s interactions with female subordinates and friends and family of the women. The Journal also reviewed emails, text messages and other documents.
Since 2017, the era of MeToo has resulted in a pronounced cultural shift that has put more scrutiny on the conduct of executives in the workplace.
Good-governance norms in the corporate world have shifted toward hard bans on supervisor-employee sexual relationships, out of concern for their potential to create power imbalances and conflicts of interest in the workplace.
Federal and state laws bar supervisers from sexually harassing employees. Some courts have recognised “sexual favouritism” as a form of harassment, blessing claims of a hostile work environment by employees who alleged that their bosses gave preferential treatment to colleagues with whom they were having consensual affairs.
A SpaceX policy discourages employees from directly overseeing romantic partners.
The women who described the encounters with Musk had jobs that meant they worked closely with him.
The college student studying engineering met Musk in the early 2010s during her summer internship at SpaceX. Musk and the woman went out for a meal after she sent him ideas about how to improve the company, she told friends. They bonded over Star Wars and kissed.
A year later, the chief executive arranged for the woman to meet him at a resort in Sicily, where he was attending an exclusive conference sponsored by Google, according to documents reviewed by the Journal.
The woman’s passport was in another city at the time so Musk had arrangements made for a friend of hers to bring it to the woman on an early morning domestic flight, documents show. The woman was then scheduled on a first-class flight to London and a private jet to Italy, the documents show.
The former intern told friends not to speak with Journal reporters and later said that she didn’t want to be part of an article, following outreach from the Journal.
Clare Locke, a Virginia-based law firm that also represents Musk and Tesla, sent the Journal legal letters on behalf of the woman that demanded her removal from the article. The affidavits signed by the woman were attached to the letters.
The woman said in one of the affidavits that after she broke off the relationship with Musk they remained friends.
In 2017, Musk personally contacted the former intern about a fulltime job at SpaceX, which would be to find problems at the company and fix them. She moved from New York to the Los Angeles area to become a member of Musk’s executive staff. Former employees said that while she was a talented engineer, they found it odd that someone so junior was given such a high-profile role so close to the boss.
She said in one of the affidavits that she believes she was one of many candidates for the role.
After she arrived in California, Musk invited her for drinks and came on to her, touching her breast, friends said she told them at the time. One of them said the woman recalled Musk saying, “Oh, I’m so bad. I shouldn’t be doing this.”
In one of her affidavits, she said, without providing details, “Elon tried to rekindle our relationship prior to my employment, and I rejected the advance. While there was some initial awkwardness, it was nothing out of the ordinary after a rejection.”
She told friends that she was unhappy at SpaceX, had no authority and had trouble getting executives to take her ideas seriously. She told one friend that she sometimes hid in the bathroom at SpaceX.
She said in one of the affidavits that her feelings about her job at SpaceX “were completely unrelated to any romantic or personal interactions with Elon Musk”.
“I came into a very difficult role as a newcomer into an established company,” she said in the affidavit.
She visited Musk at his home multiple times, as she struggled at work to establish herself, according to people familiar with the matter and friends she confided in.
“He would text her, like a lot,” said one of the friends. When she didn’t respond to a nighttime invitation to come over to his house, Musk texted her name repeatedly, the friend recalled.
About half a year into her job, the woman received another invitation from Musk to come to his house, according to a text exchange reviewed by the Journal.
“Come by!” he wrote. When she didn’t respond, he peppered her with more texts:
“Look, it’s either me or 6am [exercise] :)”
“Just finished the Model 3 production call. It’s def going to be hell for several more months.”
“Are you coming over? If not, I will probably tranq out. Too stressed to sleep naturally.”
When she still hadn’t responded, he wrote, “Probably best if we don’t see each other.”
The woman texted him in the morning. “Oh man. I’m sorry, I’d already fallen asleep. I’ve been a late night person most of my life but have been trying to switch over because it seems responsible. Tbh. Sorry I crashed last night,” she wrote.
Later that day, she shared the text exchange with a friend.
“Dude not gonna lie the fact that I have mild society[sic] anxiety resulting from imposter syndrome definitely makes this job harder,” the woman wrote in a text. “And that’s definitely exacerbated by Elon’s behavior.”
“I was wondering about that,” her friend responded.
“So badly,” she said.
“I mean if hanging out with him stresses you out about work maybe you might want to let things chill? I dunno.”
“Well I mean I think he broke up with me this morning. If I interpreted that last text …,” she wrote.
She then sent her friend a copy of Musk’s string of messages asking her to come over.
“Why are so many of the men in my life so weiiiiirrddddd,” she wrote.
The woman said in an email provided by her lawyers that her comment about Musk breaking up with her was a joke. His text message to her, she said, “was not referring to a romantic relationship.”
She said Musk’s lack of interest in roles such as hers is what made her job more difficult, and that her background expertise “made an already difficult role even more difficult”.
She said in one of the affidavits that she and Musk texted frequently as she supported him through difficulties, including issues at Tesla and his divorce from actress Talulah Riley. He was married to Riley when the woman and Musk were in a romantic relationship years earlier. They divorced in 2016.
On the few occasions that she went to Musk’s house, the woman said in one of the affidavits, they watched TV and talked. In the email, she said they watched anime and talked about the Tesla Model 3 production ramp up and the “technical future of humanity.”
Friends said she told them at the time that the job wasn’t going well because it had gotten awkward with Musk. Eventually she moved off the executive staff to a role reporting to another engineer.
The woman said in one of the affidavits that she requested the move and “worked out an arrangement that would give me better support for my daily responsibilities at the company.”
She exited SpaceX in 2019 after an executive she reported to was included in a mass layoff, she said in one of the affidavits.
One incident of alleged sexual harassment of workers by Musk has surfaced publicly, in a 2022 report by Business Insider about the flight attendant who told SpaceX that Musk exposed himself to her and asked her for sex.
The woman, who worked on contract for SpaceX, alleged in a 2018 mediation with the company that Musk showed her his erect penis and offered her a horse in return for sex acts as she gave him a massage during a flight, according to people familiar with the allegations. SpaceX cut her shifts back after she rejected his advances, she alleged. The company agreed to pay her $250,000.
Musk called the flight attendant’s allegations “utterly untrue”. In social-media posts, he joked that the scandal should be called “Elongate” and denied that he used a flight attendant on his plane.

Tom
Tom
June 13, 2024 3:13 am

Musk-WSJ: Part 2:

But he had used flight attendants in the past, including in 2016, when the woman alleged Musk’s proposition had taken place, according to former SpaceX employees as well as LinkedIn profiles of former SpaceX flight attendants.
Shotwell, Musk’s No. 2 at SpaceX, defended him against the flight attendant’s allegations in a companywide email after the news report.
“Personally, I believe the allegations to be false; not because I work for Elon, but because I have worked closely with him for 20 years and never seen nor heard anything resembling these allegations,” she wrote.
Musk’s denials and Shotwell’s email prompted SpaceX employees to post an internal letter protesting what they viewed as the company’s failure to take harassment allegations seriously.
Eight of them who were fired after the letter subsequently filed complaints with the National Labour Relations Board, alleging they were terminated for speaking up. SpaceX denies the allegations in that ongoing case and is seeking a court ruling that the agency’s process is unconstitutional.
In the summer of 2013, a woman who reported directly to Musk left the company and later returned with a lawyer. She alleged that Musk had asked her on multiple occasions to have his babies, according to people familiar with the allegations.
Musk, who has at least 10 children, has said that the world faces an underpopulation crisis and that people with high IQs should procreate.
He has encouraged some of his employees to have children. He has spoken of the need to colonise Mars to protect the human species in the event of a cataclysm on Earth. Sending people to the red planet is a long-held ambition that animates his work at SpaceX.
“If people don’t have more children, civilisation is going to crumble. Mark my words,” Musk said in a 2021 interview with the Journal.
Musk had children with an employee in 2021. He and Shivon Zilis, an executive at Musk’s Neuralink brain-implant company, share twins. Zilis has said Musk encouraged her to have children and later offered to be the sperm donor. “I can’t possibly think of genes I would prefer for my children,” Zilis is quoted as saying in Elon Musk, a biography by author Walter Isaacson.
But the woman at SpaceX declined Musk’s offer. She had continued working for Musk after he asked her to have his children, but their relationship deteriorated. Besides the baby allegations, Musk had denied the woman a raise and complained about her performance, according to people familiar with the matter.
The woman received an exit package of cash and stock valued at more than $US1m, according to a person familiar with the agreement.
The same year that woman left SpaceX, 2013, Shotwell made allegations of her own: The executive accused one of her employees of having an affair with her husband, and then allegedly retaliated against the woman, according to the employee’s account to friends and family and emails she showed them at the time.
On her own time, the woman had helped Shotwell’s husband, Robert, plan a surprise Western-themed 50th birthday party for Shotwell, her boss. Robert sent boxes containing bull horns and other Western decor to the employee’s house for the party. Before leaving town to visit her family for Thanksgiving, the woman called Robert to arrange for him to pick up the boxes while she was away.
“So, your call last night was not good,” Robert wrote to the woman in a November 2013 email, with the subject line “Trouble”.
“She accused us of having an affair … be prepared when she gets in.”
The employee was on a plane with her brother when she got the email, which she later shared with her family. The accusation shocked and mortified her, her brother said.
“I hope you realise that this puts me in a very awkward position with my boss and makes me super uncomfortable,” she replied to Robert.
He emailed her after the party to thank her for her help and to tell her that “everything is cleared up now”.
When the woman told a human resources executive about the affair accusation, it got back to Shotwell, the woman told a friend.
The woman said in a text message that she understood the conversation to have been confidential. “He told Gwynne everything. She told me,” the woman texted the friend, referring to the human resources executive to whom she’d reported Shotwell. “I should be able to go to HR for such things. She f— thought I was having an affair with her husband for God’s sake.”
Gwynne and Robert Shotwell didn’t respond to requests for comment on the matter.
Musk’s lawyers sent a sworn declaration from Brian Bjelde, SpaceX’s current vice president of human resources, that said he could not locate any records of an HR complaint from the woman.
By the time of Shotwell’s party, the woman was working for both Shotwell and Musk. Shotwell told the HR department at SpaceX that she wanted the woman removed from the office of the chief executive.
While Shotwell was trying to push her out, Musk was pulling her in, she told people close to her.
In the autumn of 2014, Musk initiated a sexual relationship with the woman, who by that time was working directly for him alone, she told the people. Musk was still married to but separated from Riley.
A couple of months earlier, Musk and a human resources officer had met with the employee and said that a coming restructuring in Musk’s office meant that the woman would have to move to another part of the company, into a less visible role, if she wanted to stay, she later told friends.
She had declined but agreed to stay on as long as needed to get Musk’s new chief of staff, Sam Teller, up to speed.
“[Shotwell] has 100% sabotaged my future at a company I love, and I am not safe in any position,” she wrote in an email to another friend in September 2014. “This position is killing me and it has [affected] my mental and now physical health.”
But she was still at SpaceX in the late fall of 2014, at Musk’s request, when he approached the woman at her desk and asked her if she wanted to have a drink and talk at his Bel-Air mansion, his primary Los Angeles residence at the time, situated on a knoll overlooking a country club.
Leading up to the invitation, Musk and the woman had become close professionally. They sat within view of each other in the office and were in frequent contact on work matters. She often put in 17-hour days to keep pace with Musk, helping out with matters at Tesla and in Musk’s personal life, in addition to her primary duties at SpaceX.
Her friends and family noticed she’d lost an unhealthy amount of weight, and her hair was falling out as she worked long hours and friction with Shotwell continued.
Musk’s invitation came as such a surprise to the woman that she told Teller about it at the office, according to people familiar with the matter.
When she arrived at Musk’s house that night, with her computer and work bag, they went into his living room.
She gave this account to friends in the following days: She and Musk drank and chatted. Musk told the woman she had both beauty and brains and continued to compliment her. They had sex and spent much of the rest of the night talking.
They saw each other again at his house in mid-December 2014, after Musk’s children were put to bed, according to text messages the woman shared with a friend at the time.
“I’ll see you at 11 or so,” the woman wrote in a text to Musk.
“Ok 🙂 If you get tired or don’t feel like it for any reason, no problem to cancel,” he replied.
She said she didn’t want to cancel. “I might send a note to your house security only, to let them know I’m coming to drop something off … or something. So they’re prepared?”
In bed the next morning, Musk promised the woman Tesla stock for unpaid work she’d done for him at the carmaker and in his personal life, she told a person close to her.
Musk told the woman that if the relationship ever became public, they’d have to say it started after she left the company, the woman later told that person and another friend.
Later that December, the woman asked Musk if she could enlist SpaceX information-security employees to check her email account, after they discussed the possibility of her email getting hacked. Musk granted her request but urged her in an email to delete “anything you don’t want them to see ahead of time, incl from sent folders and trash.”
The woman initially confided in people close to her that she believed she and Musk were starting a serious relationship and that they had a connection.
By late December, she was telling her friends that she felt used. Early on, she had wanted to keep their relationship private, but as it progressed, she sought more than drinks at his house and sex.
When she suggested dinner out, Musk said he couldn’t be seen with her in public, citing ongoing negotiations over a possible divorce from Riley.
As tensions mounted, Musk assigned Teller, his chief of staff, to handle the woman’s exit, according to people familiar with the matter and emails the woman shared with others. Musk had shared some of the woman’s texts with Teller, according to the people.
Musk declined to pay the woman directly in Tesla stock. In a December 29, 2014, email, Teller offered her $US35,400 in cash for her unpaid work, saying she could use it to buy the stock instead. She negotiated the offer up to $US85,000, citing taxes and her broad brief for the billionaire.
To get the money, she had to sign an agreement that required her to release Musk from potential legal claims “known and unknown”, and to keep information about him “in strictest confidence”, including the document itself, which Teller had received from Tesla’s then-general counsel Todd Maron, who had also been a divorce lawyer for Musk. She shared the agreement with people close to her before signing.
Both Teller and Maron left their roles in 2019.
On January 10, 2015, two days before she left the company, she received a late-night text from Musk: “Drinks?”
The woman didn’t see the invitation until the following morning.
“11:25 pm bootie call. Glad I was sleeping,” she wrote in a text to a friend.
After the woman left SpaceX, Musk told her in texts and emails that she shared with others that she had had thrown herself at him while he was in a fragile state over his separation from his then-wife, and they had been intimate only after she had resigned.
“You insisted on coming to my house to sleep with me when I was just sad and tired and wanted to be alone,” he said in a text, the day after her exit from the company.
She and Musk never saw each other again.
Emily Glazer and Micah Maidenberg contributed to this article.
The Wall Street Journal

Tom
Tom
June 13, 2024 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
June 13, 2024 4:01 am
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Tom
June 13, 2024 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
June 13, 2024 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
June 13, 2024 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
June 13, 2024 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
June 13, 2024 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
June 13, 2024 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
June 13, 2024 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
June 13, 2024 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
June 13, 2024 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
June 13, 2024 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
June 13, 2024 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
June 13, 2024 4:09 am
DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
June 13, 2024 4:13 am

Thanks, Tom.

JC
JC
June 13, 2024 5:47 am

Tom

June 13, 2024 2:41 am

JC, I have that attempted gotcha on Musk by WSJ on my laptop screen and will attempt to post it, but it may go into moderation to await Dover’s approval in the morning.

As you say, WSJ doesn’t mention that Musk’s Twitter (X) is a competitor.

Incredible omission, Tom.

Recently, NRO published a long article on the new female editor-in-chief, who has replaced some long-serving staff members and welcomed several of her devoted supporters. One of these devotees wrote a hit piece book of sorts on, you guessed it, Trump. NRO reckons she’s trying to push the WSJ more to the left.

She’s really much in favor of making the WSJ more glossy and bright, something I’ve noticed too. This explains why the pieces we’re seeing are so entertaining, such as the best pink shorts to wear in the summertime and the popularity of Hawaiian shirts in Tribeca and SOHO. In terms of hyperbole, I’m not too far off.

The timing of the article, in my opinion, was also intended to hurt Musk as much as possible because Tesla shareholders are presently voting on Musk’s compensation.

feelthebern
feelthebern
June 13, 2024 6:05 am

Accuracy In Media
@AccuracyInMedia

In this parody video, @AccuracyInMedia asked MIT students and faculty to sign a thank you card for Hamas. The reactions we got were outrageous!

Go to http://MITHatesJews.com now!

https://x.com/AccuracyInMedia/status/1800235329708032508

Aaron Berg has some fun.

feelthebern
feelthebern
June 13, 2024 7:13 am

test

feelthebern
feelthebern
June 13, 2024 7:14 am

A couple of pieces have been gobbled up this morning.
Not link heavy.
Jew isn’t banned is it?

feelthebern
feelthebern
June 13, 2024 7:15 am

Clearly not.

The Bungonia Bee
The Bungonia Bee
June 13, 2024 7:23 am

Steve Hayward at Powerline Blog shows how blatantly Facebook censors anything they don’t like about climate commentary, even when it comes from an authoritative source.
https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2024/06/facebook-censoring-climate-dissent-again.php

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
June 13, 2024 7:35 am

Cats passing by the NSW State Library should pop in and ask the desk where they can go to see the Johannes Leak portrait of Jacinta Price on display.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
June 13, 2024 7:55 am

Miles increasing first home buyers grant to $30K, expect house prices in the state to jump $30K with gimmicks like we’ll give you $10K for whitegoods… The baseball bat is good and ready to go for October, ALP will be last this time.

Whomever mentioned differential rates above. At what I know 3 councils do it in Queensland GC, Brisbane and Townsville. 3 times it was slapped down in the Supreme court as illegal when it went there, the third time they took it to the full bench and by then 20 years of stacking the judiciary by the ALP got them the go ahead they were after. ALP did nothing and people like me who were working elsewhere at the time but intended my place to become my principle residence again got stung.

I have approached the LNP to pass laws against it, like my correspondence about smoke alarm over-reach/ticket clippers with no response. I still am seeing more of Miles than Chrisifulli on the box, honestly still wouldn’t be surprised the ALP pulls off a minority government centred on Brisbane.

Chrisifulli and his cabinet of dead wood aren’t doing much other than dog whistling about far left policies.

Indolent
Indolent
June 13, 2024 8:05 am

Words fail. And take a look at him kissing his own granddaughter.
Report: Joe Biden Says Hunter Is Victim of Weaponized System of Justice

Indolent
Indolent
June 13, 2024 8:09 am
Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 13, 2024 8:18 am

The floating pier thingie is not going well.

Exclusive — Sources Say Joe Biden’s Gaza Pier Is Endangering Troops’ Lives for a ‘Photo-Op’ (12 Jun)

One U.S. source involved in the mission said the pier has been targeted daily. “[There] absolutely has been gunfire and mortars. It’s all day and night nonstop,” the source said.

Indeed, due to the risk of sniper-fire, troops are ordered to wear tactical vests as far as five nautical miles out from the coast, and aid has to be rushed off the boats onto the temporary pier due to the “constant” attempts to attack the pier, according to the source.

Yet, minutes before the first boat filled with aid hit the pier, troops were ordered to roll up plastic covers on the trucks so that the aid could be photographed, the source said.

Troops were also ordered to wash the aid trucks and sweep flour off of them so that they look good in photos. The source said this happened twice — once for the first delivery of the operation, and again recently after the pier was reattached.

One soldier is brain dead after a forklift accident and others have been injured. There looks to be intense pressure from the shinybums and the White House. Typical arrogance and callousness. Everything is being played for the MSM.

The article is fairly long and detailed, so RTWT. It is entirely plausible given the modus operandi of the Biden Pentagon and State Dept.

Indolent
Indolent
June 13, 2024 8:21 am
Rosie
Rosie
June 13, 2024 8:21 am

I’m at a loss as to why someone who was dying of leukemia would refuse a covid vaccination for health reasons.

Indolent
Indolent
June 13, 2024 8:28 am
Rosie
Rosie
June 13, 2024 8:29 am

Possibly just means that the bloke that wrote the book wasn’t actually taking transcribing words directly from an angel.
https://x.com/ImtiazMadmood/status/1800481746913239465?t=_x8Pd6vS5DsRb88yMZqdog&s=19

Rosie
Rosie
June 13, 2024 8:34 am

Yanis varoufakis (great surname)
claims to have lost because societies are sick.
Yeah sick of you Yanis.

https://x.com/DrewPavlou/status/1800701172422197699?t=wGduHXpMMMks4UJFTKL3AQ&s=19

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 13, 2024 8:35 am

Owls are fascists.

Is Fitness Fascist? (12 Jun)

One doesn’t expect much substance or insight from the UK’s left-wing Guardian, and a recent opinion piece there – “Getting fit is great – but it could turn you into a rightwing j*rk” – did not disappoint on that score, but it did accidentally raise a worthwhile question: does becoming healthier and stronger incline one toward right-wing politics, even fascism?

In all fairness to Guardian columnist Zoe Williams, it’s possible that her article was written tongue-in-cheek or meant to be more self-deprecating than serious; possible, but not likely. The humor and wit are too tepid to make for successful satire. And there is an underlying seriousness to the thesis, which she states as, “[T]here is a dark side to wellness, which I always, for shorthand, thought of as political: getting fit makes you more rightwing.”

Ah, Grauniad: never change.

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Rosie
Rosie
June 13, 2024 8:48 am
GreyRanga
GreyRanga
June 13, 2024 8:49 am

Been checking my emails. Sneaky Microsoftcock Outlook has been putting Brietbart and Rebel News into my junk folder. Not all of it, some comes through normally but the majority into the junk folder. There is just about no junk in there at all, they let just about everything through.

Indolent
Indolent
June 13, 2024 8:50 am

I think we all instinctively knew this. It quickly became apparent there was no real desire to help, just to control.

How Did a Small Group Do This?

They even went to the next step. They assembled and reassembled all existing data in every conceivable way, running fully 100,000 possible combinations of tests that all future researchers could run. They found some correlations in some policies but the problem is that every time they found one, they found another instance in which the reverse seemed to be true. 

You cannot infer causation if the effects are not stable. 

After vast data manipulation and looking at every conceivable policy and outcome, the researchers reluctantly come to an incredible conclusion. They conclude that nothing that governments did had any effect. There was only cost, no benefit. Everywhere in the world. 

Please just let that sink in. 

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 13, 2024 8:52 am

Early Morning Tea, and reading Deborah Snow’s book “Inside the Lindt Cafe Siege.” Most illuminating.

New South Wales cops don’t come out of it very well at all – they seemed more concerned with proving that their strategy of “contain and negotiate” would work, Man Haron Monis had rights as well, and they didn’t need any help from the heavy mob at Two Commando.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
June 13, 2024 8:54 am

Read the counter Hamarse offer Rosie. Script straight out of Monty Python. Give us everything and we’ll carry-on trying to kill you when we renege on this deal.

Indolent
Indolent
June 13, 2024 8:55 am
Indolent
Indolent
June 13, 2024 8:55 am
Indolent
Indolent
June 13, 2024 9:00 am

Dr. John Campbell

Confirmation of fears

Indolent
Indolent
June 13, 2024 9:01 am
Oh come on
Oh come on
June 13, 2024 9:02 am

Union in push to end junior wages so workers get national minimum wage

‘Union in push to ensure junior workers never get employed’ should be the headline.

When Jayda got her first pay cheque she was really excited. Then, she looked more closely at her hourly rate. 

The 15-year-old hospitality worker was getting paid “way under” the adults around her. 

“When I first started, I was part-time,” she says. “So, I only got paid like $9 an hour.”

How much was she thinking she’d be paid? Like, $1000 an hour or something?

Jayda says she did get a higher wage eventually but only after she dropped some of her work entitlements.

“My mum had a conversation with the boss and I got put on as casual, and now I get paid, I think, $12.85,” she says.

“It was way better than what I was getting before.”

Lol next time I want a pay rise, I must remember to send in dear old Mum to negotiate it for me. And I know 12.85 looks like a way better number than 9, but it really isn’t – especially when you factor in that you aren’t getting paid on your holidays and when you’re sick.

The more Jayda talks, the more her being paid a junior wage sounds justifiable.

She says getting equal pay will encourage more youngsters to join the workforce.

“If you are doing the same sort of things as the [adults] and if you get the job done the same, then it should be the same pay.”

Yeah but you don’t do the same sort of things. Or you do, but you do them less well and more slowly. You break more stuff. And your scheduling is less flexible. So getting the same pay might well encourage more youngsters into the workforce, but it’d mean none of them would be hired, so they wouldn’t stay encouraged for long.

Honestly, $9/hr inc holiday and sick pay sounds pretty reasonable for a 15yo. They work 10 hours a week – how much more do they need? $90 is plenty. Any more and they’d be getting into trouble, heh.

I remember those times well – both being a junior worker and working alongside them in crappy minimum wage jobs (but you have to start somewhere, kids! I’m having this conversation with my daughter at the moment). When juniors start their first job, most of them ought to be paying the employer for the first couple of weeks, bless ’em.

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Indolent
Indolent
June 13, 2024 9:03 am
GreyRanga
GreyRanga
June 13, 2024 9:08 am

BoN I now instinctively dismiss anyone with the name Zoe. Have never ever, ever, ever come across one that wasn’t a froot loop.

Roger
Roger
June 13, 2024 9:15 am

Union in push to end junior wages so workers get national minimum wage

Headline six months later:

‘Youth unemployment at record levels’

Tom
Tom
June 13, 2024 9:17 am

Dover, could you please approve part 1 of the WSJ hit piece on Elon Musk which I posted at 3.10am?

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
June 13, 2024 9:18 am

Just heard brief bit on Sky about Dutton wanting to crack down on internet companies and going after them for taxes.
Host mentioned facial recognition apps to verify ages of kids.
The obvious next step would be facial recognition for all.

The latest Dr John Campbell Youtube on MNRA Future should be a must watch for all. As he mentions Moderna building production facility in Australia. Partnered with Federal and state Governments.

The way the Australian Government is going you wont have a choice of vaccine type as all going towards MNRA.

Oh wait, who can ensure by coercion you take your required jabs ? Who approves them ? Who decides if an illness is caused by a jab? Who makes it hard to claim compensation? No prizes for guessing.

The Government.

alwaysright
alwaysright
June 13, 2024 9:27 am

A global warming sort of week in Danisbad.

Cassie of Sydney
June 13, 2024 9:33 am

Such good news…..

Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas fails in legal bid to qualify for Paris Olympic Games
Transgender United States swimmer Lia Thomas has lost any chance of competing in the Paris Olympic Games after losing a significant case against World Aquatics in the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Thomas, 25, had taken the case to the Lausanne-based court to try and force World Aquatics to overturn its rules which bars anyone who has undergone any part of male puberty from competing in the female category of the sport. But the court has ruled against Thomas and the swimmer will not be eligible to try for Olympic Games selection in the female category.
British swimming champion Sharron Davies tweeted after hearing the court decision: “Good, no elite female athlete will have to lose out to this mediocre 6’4ft male swimmer.”

Valentina Gomez, a former US swimmer, supported Davies, saying: “As a former NCAA division one swimmer, with an older brother, who is an Olympian, These are great news. Keep women’s sports female! That dude couldn’t hack it in swimming so he hijacked our sport.”

Thomas was born male and went through puberty as a male ranked in the mid 500s in men’s competitions, and a career high of 65th in the 500 yards freestyle in 2019 before becoming a trans woman and winning the female 500m NCAA college title in March 2022, sparking a flurry of controversy. In a separate legal case that is still ongoing, 16 US women have since lodged a legal claim from that race claiming the National Collegiate Athletics Association had institutionalised discrimination and cheating against them.

Lia Thomas is a pervert, a cheat and a biological male. Thomas the Pervert and Cheat was born a male, went through puberty as a male and will die a male.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt8RpkgEMgM

Zippster
Zippster
June 13, 2024 9:42 am
Rosie
Rosie
June 13, 2024 9:45 am
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Rosie
Rosie
June 13, 2024 9:55 am

It would be nice if people read the articles before jumping in with both boots.

Tom
Tom
June 13, 2024 10:01 am

Roger Franklin on Trump’s legal options:

All up since 1982, some 953 New York judges (as of the most recent update) have been “censured” for misconduct, “admonished” not to do whatever they did again, or simply sacked in disgrace. That’s an average of 22 judges disciplined every year, four of whom banned outright from ever again presiding. 

RTWT

Arky
June 13, 2024 10:03 am

“AI” is just code for “we’re openly spying on you now because you’re all so damn stupid you don’t know the difference anymore”.

Arky
June 13, 2024 10:08 am

I said I wouldn’t be as uncritical of the US as I was back then.

Dover is going through that 15 year old school boy stage of discovering that the world isn’t a nice place and some of the guys protecting us are bad men.
Push through it mate and by the time you’re 17 you’ll want to join the army and find a girlfriend.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 13, 2024 10:33 am

Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas fails in legal bid to qualify for Paris Olympic Games

Transgender United States swimmer Lia Thomas has lost any chance of competing in the Paris Olympic Games after losing a significant case against World Aquatics

Now hang on just a minute.

I’m sure Mr Thomas would be able to qualify. For the men’s boxing events.

Tom
Tom
June 13, 2024 10:37 am

Many thanks, Dover.

If you scroll back to 3.10am, you can now read part 1 of the Wall Street Journal‘s attempted takedown of Elon Musk — who owns X (Twitter), a major publishing competitor of the Wall Street Journal, which WSJ doesn’t mention.

Part 2 follows at 3.13am. The whole thing runs 4000 words, published this morning by WSJ sister paper, The Australian.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
June 13, 2024 10:41 am

Allegra da big Spender is on Sky News yet again!
She says we have achieved 40% renewables on the East Coast!
In yer dreams Aleggy. Rafe keeps an eye on that sort of thing, and there’s no way wind and solar are doing 40% of our power.
Why is she on nearly every day?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 13, 2024 10:41 am

Birds and the bees news.

In New Disney Star Wars Series, Force Produces Kids via Lesbian Witches (12 Jun)

Last night, Disney premiered episode three, “Destiny,” which revealed the twins’ back story. It’s in this new episode that the series went off the rails. It turns out that Osha and Mae were created and birthed by two lesbian witches, Mother Aniseya (Jodie Turner-Smith) and Mother Koril (Margarita Levieva). As the lesbian couple tells each other:

Koril: I carried them.

Aniseya: I created them.

In this galactic feminist fantasy, lesbians don’t need a man to make a baby.

I’m not going to say anything more since the first three comments I thought of were ‘way to risque for a family blog.

Arky
June 13, 2024 10:47 am

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dover0beach
 June 13, 2024 10:37 am

Dover is going through that 15 year old school boy stage of discovering that the world isn’t a nice place and some of the guys protecting us are bad men.

Push through it mate and by the time you’re 17 you’ll want to join the army and find a girlfriend.

LOL, but no. ‘The guys protecting us’ are not protecting us. You would have to be completely in the thrall of GAE propaganda to still think so. 

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Arky
 June 13, 2024 10:45 am

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Really?
You aren’t being protected?
There are not thousands of US marines able to land on Australian soil because the USA maintains a global naval presence?
Our neighbours that include hardline communists and Islamists are deterred by… what?

Arky
June 13, 2024 10:54 am

Our neighbours that include hardline communists and Islamists are deterred by… what?

..

Don’t answer that. I know, I know. During your SOSE class last term you discovered that every bad thing in history was because of the West.
Stalin? Good guy. If only we hadn’t bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki he wouldn’t have had to invade all of Eastern Europe.
Pol Pot? Really a decent bloke, but the French warped his mind.
Genghis Khan? You’d like him, family man. Only responding to Western provocations.

.

Arky
June 13, 2024 11:00 am

I can’t wait for you to turn 16 and go through your atheist stage Dover.
You’re the only one who has ever thought of these things.
You’re so special.
Why not die your hair blue? That would be so coool.

Indolent
Indolent
June 13, 2024 11:01 am
Indolent
Indolent
June 13, 2024 11:03 am
Roger
Roger
June 13, 2024 11:15 am

All VIC state schools to adopt phonics for Prep to Grade 2 in 2025.

That gives them 6 months to teach it to the teachers. 😀

Vicki
Vicki
June 13, 2024 11:23 am

I have just been looking at a post linked to the Senate’s inquiry into Covid deaths in Australia. To my astonishment all the witnesses giving evidence representing both the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the National Rural Health Alliance are ALL women!

I would love to see a statistical breakdown of the sexes in employment in the Commonwealth Public Service. Are the majority women?

Without being sexist, and without demeaning other women, I find this imbalance, at least in the representatives called to this inquiry, quite unbalanced.

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Vicki
Vicki
June 13, 2024 11:25 am

Sorry, the inquiry referred to above is the Inquiry into EXCESS deaths in Australia.

Vicki
Vicki
June 13, 2024 11:26 am

The Senate Inquiry in excess deaths:

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Arky
June 13, 2024 11:29 am

In the early 80s a 16 years old Arky found himself working in the drawing office at the start of his apprenticeship.
The three remaining occupants of the office were poms.
Ted was the supervisor, with a limp and a cane (there were many more crippled men in those days, with war injuries and the results of work accidents. They worked because they could and there was none of the compo stuff. It was usual to see blokes missing an arm or with a bung leg). John and Stan were the last remaining draftsmen. Stan was thin and dark haired and John was a portly thinning blond with a ruddy face. All were near retirement.
I clearly remember the day I regurgitated some feminist lefty garbage about the rights and wrongs of the world, finishing with the words “men and woman are equal”.
Stan replied calmly and kindly “But men and woman aren’t the same are they, so how are they equal”?
I don’t know where Stan and John got their patience, they were far better men than I.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
June 13, 2024 11:33 am

Lysander:

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Ceres
Ceres
June 13, 2024 11:39 am

the Senate Inquiry into EXCESS deaths in Australia.
Yes Vicki, jumped at me too, totally dominated by all the “caring” women who seem to dominate Government agencies everywhere.
Betcha as per usual they will obfuscate, and “have to take the Senators’ questions on notice” or run down the clock.

Roger
Roger
June 13, 2024 11:44 am

The National Rural Health Alliance.

Where’s it based…Canberra?

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
June 13, 2024 11:46 am

So, when do the Premiers, Health Ministers and their Chief Health Officers front up? Just at the end, for sentencing and HoP time?

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
June 13, 2024 11:50 am

All I want is for our institutions to do what they’re meant to, not endlessly wedge homosexuality into every orifice. I mean, gay cockroaches, really.

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Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
June 13, 2024 11:57 am

Not content with highlighting Teal Allegra Spender on a daily basis, Kieran just had Kate Chaney (Teal and Never Dutton “independant”) on to spout the usual climate cr*p.

John H.
John H.
June 13, 2024 11:57 am

Iraq is dying (and that is a global problem)

Is this what Dubya meant when he declared “Mission Accomplished?”

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 13, 2024 11:59 am

Lady I like him already, you don’t need to sell me.

Peter Dutton ‘worse than Tony Abbott’ on climate policy: Allegra Spender (13 Jun)

hzhousewife
hzhousewife
June 13, 2024 12:07 pm

Yesterday the Australian published a full page advertisement by the Australia Institute – Doctors for the Environment Australia.

Coal Oil and Gas are Health Hazards.
To the Australian Government
Coal oil and gas are hazardous to our health and wellbeing. They are primary drivers of climate change, which is recognised as the single biggest health threat facing humanity by the World Health Organization.
There’s more. I haven’t checked ratio of men to women signing it. I have made sure one of the medicos I know are on the list.

Roger
Roger
June 13, 2024 12:33 pm

Doctors for the Environment Australia.

Not many of them are doctors, yet they all sign using the title (except the Bachelor of Social Work, bless her).

That’s flouting the convention, surely.

“Medical practitioner” is the legal title.

In the same vein, I note toe nail clippers podiatrists are now calling themselves “doctor.”

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Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
June 13, 2024 12:37 pm

My recent comment went where?

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
June 13, 2024 12:41 pm

Second attempt:
Don’t you get sick of reporters trotting out the fraudulent attempted gotcha to coalition pollies “Where will the nuclear power stations be located?”
Kieran just did it again to Nationals Senate leader McKenzie.
She also left something to be desired by saying that her party endorsed/supported Net Zero by 2050, while saying that Labor’s 2030 target wouldn’t be achieved.
Let’s be clear, as Albo is fond of saying. Neither will be achieved, and neither are sensible.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 13, 2024 12:55 pm

Cassie of Sydney
 June 13, 2024 9:33 am

Such good news…..

Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas fails in legal bid to qualify for Paris Olympic Games.

Transgender United States swimmer Lia Thomas has lost any chance of competing in the Paris Olympic Games after losing a significant case against World Aquatics in the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

This is no small part due to the stand taken by real women athletes, particularly in the US, threatening to boycott any team which Mr Thomas was selected for.
Let’s not kid ourselves.
The Court for Arbitration for Sport is a body which could be best described as “malleable”.
World Aquatics took action because they knew Mr Thomas was going to blow up the sport on the biggest stage in the world. Having the real women absent whilst this pervert cavorted around the pool was going to bring out the sick bags by the hundreds of millions around the world.
Even if a couple of Bud Light typr corporate sponsors decided to (ahem) “stick fat” with Mr Thomas, he would do irreparable damage to the sport.
And the Court of Arbitration for Sport members know that if they run foul of powerful sports like socca, cycling or swimming, their tenure will be short.

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 13, 2024 1:04 pm

What is it with these stupid, spoilt, entitled north shore and eastern suburbs wimmin like steggles and suspender belt? Nasty too. Really don’t give a stuff about regular citizens. Like Marie Antoinette.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 13, 2024 1:27 pm

Roger
 June 13, 2024 9:15 am

Union in push to end junior wages so workers get national minimum wage

Headline six months later:

‘Youth unemployment at record levels’

Classic example.
Our local small farmer’s co-op employed kids after school.
It shuts at 6:00, and the kids finished school at 3:30, so the kids got a two hour shift every day.
Smart-arse union rep lobs from Melbourne and runs the case that a minimum shift is four hours, thinking he would force the co-op to pay four hours for two hours worked.
The union “won” the case.
Now, boys and girls, can anyone guess what happened next?
Yes, that’s right.
The jerbs went.
And weren’t replaced.
You see, the rapacious farmers and local businessmen running the co-op employed the kids mostly out of a sense of community.
They could, in fact, run the business without them and, when push came to shove, they did.
The unintended consequences of fighting Torries.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 13, 2024 1:31 pm

Roger
 June 13, 2024 11:15 am

All VIC state schools to adopt phonics for Prep to Grade 2 in 2025.

That gives them 6 months to teach it to the teachers. ?

How long has it taken to admit that failure?
Thirty years?
Forty?

The Beer whisperer
The Beer whisperer
June 13, 2024 1:43 pm

Xi Family Involved In Major Corruption

In other news, water is wet.

Helen
Helen
June 13, 2024 1:50 pm

On the Home Front, a little tale.

Was on the way to the yard with Captain in the 200 series when I heard squeaking coming from the rear somewhere. Irritated, I was looking about for the source thinking the car is suffering or something isn’t loaded right – only to slowly realise not squeaking but alarmed twittering.

We have a bird in here, I tells Captain and Go back to the house so we can let it out.

It transpired that a young male splendid wren had accepted the invitation of the open door when Captain came back to get something and had gone in to investigate. I opened the boot and we set him free. He was simply gorgeous, even with out his usually five or so brown wives in attendance. I bet he has a tale to tell them of his adventure.

Anders
Anders
June 13, 2024 1:50 pm

At the moment on the NEM dashboard 0% wind in NSW, 0% in Vic, 0% in Qld, 0% in Tas, 10% in SA. Great output for all those billions of dollars of investment!

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
June 13, 2024 2:06 pm

Oh sh*t that was a big hit. I reckon he’ll be sore for a few weeks.

2024 IndyCar Road America Qualifying – Newgarden Hard Crash

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVjbBbV7sW8

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
June 13, 2024 2:12 pm

Thancho we taught our kids phonetics at home. Middle son wasn’t interested in reading until about nine. He got a computer game at Christmas which was too advanced for him. Asked me how to do more things sorry you’ll have to read the help menu. Problem solved.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
June 13, 2024 2:27 pm

Steve I don’t think Roger would be too concerned about the crash considering the race outcome.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
June 13, 2024 2:52 pm

That was a great race Steve. When Newgarden lost control the car sped up. Roger can sure pick drivers.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
June 13, 2024 2:52 pm

GreyRanga
 June 13, 2024 2:27 pm

Steve I don’t think Roger would be too concerned about the crash considering the race outcome.

Yep, buy a new car. The g’s on Newgarden’s body though … jeepers!

JC
JC
June 13, 2024 2:56 pm

BREAKING: The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled against Fani Willis and the corrupt judge in the Young Thug trial where Attorney Brian Steel discovered a plot by Willis and the judge to intimidate witnesses Willis isn’t just corrupt with the Trump case, she’s corrupt all around Steel was held in contempt of court by the judge after revealing he knew what they were planning and the GA Supreme Court just stepped in to stop him from going to jail

That fat slob is in serious trouble.

The vid shows the exchange where the judge was attempting to intimidate the lawyer.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
June 13, 2024 2:59 pm

I hear on the multi million dollar government advertising radio that when the Murray runs dry Aboriginals aren’t going to be able to lose the ability to tell stories about the river. Gosh those photos of ferries sitting on the bottom of the rver bed must have been a figment of my imagination or was it stories my nana told me.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
June 13, 2024 3:04 pm

Wife started new job, met a lovely big woman with all the lbgtixyz advertising. I sez, sure its not a bloke? She’s just confirmed its a bloke. I suggested she hums the Lumberjack song.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
June 13, 2024 3:04 pm

Maybe humans do need that appendix after all. Medscape.

mem
mem
June 13, 2024 3:06 pm

Absolutely no wind ( that is zero) across NEM (5 states, QLD, NSW. Vic, SA, Tas.) today at 3pm EST and pretty well like this since 6am. Solar down as well (12%) as cloud covering most areas. It wouldn’t matter how many turbines you erect under conditions such as this. There must be some nervous nellies in the Blackout Bowen camp.

feelthebern
feelthebern
June 13, 2024 3:29 pm

Regardless of the polling, I think it likely the GOP win GA and the DNC take AZ.

Hard to steal GA when there’s a civil war going on. Foot soldiers need to be paid to work & that ain’t happening.

Hard to win AZ when the McCain faction will work with the DNC & America First is split.
Too many likely GOP voters will stay home or vote DNC (which the McCain faction did in 2020 & 2022).

Roger
Roger
June 13, 2024 3:41 pm

There must be some nervous nellies in the Blackout Bowen camp.

Madeleine King prevailed in Cabinet, hence it’s now gas “to 2050 and beyond.”

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Kneel
Kneel
June 13, 2024 4:05 pm

“Regardless of the polling, I think it likely the GOP win GA and the DNC take AZ.”

Maybe, maybe.
I would fall over laughing if the national popular vote goes to DJT and California and others are forced to provide electoral college votes to him.
Given the Hispanic, Black male, and GenZ polling, and with RFK Jr running, that could happen (DJT gets popular vote, nationally). I have popcorn, buying more for November.

Kneel
Kneel
June 13, 2024 4:09 pm

“Madeleine King prevailed in Cabinet, hence it’s now gas “to 2050 and beyond.””

It would make a great deal of sense to extract coal-seam gas for such purposes, then rip up the coal itself and sell it to China and India (who can burn 10 times as much as we do without being called planet killers).
So obviously, that won’t be happening…

Top Ender
Top Ender
June 13, 2024 4:14 pm

When Jayda got her first pay cheque she was really excited. Then, she looked more closely…

Daughter 2 got her first job at a Darwin Macca’s…all good, and agree with their maxim of “Time to lean? Time to clean!”

Looking at the first pay slip it showed $7 deducted for union dues – automatically, with no asking beforehand.

$7 x 52 is a hell of a lot for a kid.

Took three weeks to get it reversed and the money back.

Rosie
Rosie
June 13, 2024 4:20 pm

“Daughter 2 got her first job at a Darwin Macca’s…all good, and agree with their maxim of “Time to lean? Time to clean!””
I had the same battle on behalf of my youngest when he started at Maccas.
Though the SDA are taking maccas to court in a class action re unpaid breaks.

Roger
Roger
June 13, 2024 4:23 pm

So obviously, that won’t be happening…

Well, I don’t think Queensland will cease exporting coal anytime soon.

How would future governments bribe electors without coal royalties?

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Kneel
Kneel
June 13, 2024 4:23 pm

“Took three weeks to get it reversed and the money back.”

Good work.
Now make sure she knows that if her Bank charges her for overdrawing her account, and she has no line-of-credit, overdraft or other credit arrangement with the bank, then they are lending her money without her knowledge or consent and then charging her a fee for doing so – and they are NOT allowed to do that!
I have had such fees reversed for several people I know who can’t really afford a $50+ “overdrawn” fee – they will cave in if you let them know the above, and they can and will prevent you from over-drawing your account. They just don’t want to, because most people just grumble and pay it. Don’t let ’em!

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
June 13, 2024 4:39 pm

From Bernard Gaynors newsletter of 13/12/24

We have won two more battles!

Both Cairns Regional Council and the City of Townsville are in the process of removing all child pornography comics by Ken Akamatsu from their library collections.

I suspect this is one of the reasons the Gay Lobby have been attacking him with Lawfare.
More on this front from his site, including the ABC’s Sarah L’Estrange defence of paedophilia comics.

Zatara
Zatara
June 13, 2024 4:52 pm

DeSantis whacks reporter regarding child mutilation.

I am not going to turn over the destiny of this State to liberal judges.

The man takes no sheet and makes a good case. I’d have liked to watch him in court when he was lawyering.

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johanna
johanna
June 13, 2024 5:07 pm

Top Ender
June 13, 2024 4:14 pm

When Jayda got her first pay cheque she was really excited. Then, she looked more closely…
Daughter 2 got her first job at a Darwin Macca’s…all good, and agree with their maxim of “Time to lean? Time to clean!”
Looking at the first pay slip it showed $7 deducted for union dues – automatically, with no asking beforehand.
$7 x 52 is a hell of a lot for a kid.
Took three weeks to get it reversed and the money back.

IIRC, one of the big victories of the Trump presidency was knocking over compulsory deduction of union fees. Teachers, I think, with wider implications.

No wonder those unions are throwing everything against him.

BTW, I notice that Albo’s lot have reintroduced compulsory student union fees, and we all know which causes they will be funding.

When I was a student in the early 1970s, there were compulsory fees, but the money mostly went to wine and cheese nights for the likes of The Goon Society, the Geology Club, and the (tiny) International Students Association.

It all seemed quite benign, until they started diverting money to The Australian Untion of Students (AUS).

Long story, but at its peak AUS was a multimillion dollar enterprise funded by compulsory union fees and a very successful travel company.

AUS was just one of the many left wing voices at universities. It had a popular newspaper distributed to all campuses.

Is Albo dreaming of the good old days?

Muddy
Muddy
June 13, 2024 5:27 pm

From one of Indolent’s links above, an English Youtube commentator:

There’s nothing ‘far right’ about protecting your people, culture, borders, freedom and democracy.

Deviancy and madness is the new normal, and anyone not flaunting their deviance and psychological disturbance is now the outlier, the ‘weirdo.’ My grandparents’ generation would require heavy sedation to exist in the world as we know it now.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 13, 2024 5:27 pm

Chris Dawson loses appeal against his murder conviction
By joanna panagopoulos

  • Reporter
  • 5:16PM June 13, 2024

Former star footballer Chris Dawson has lost an appeal against his murder conviction after being found guilty of killing his wife Lyn Simms more than 40 years ago.
President of the NSW Court of Appeal Justice Julie Ward, Justice Christine Adamson and Justice Anthony Payne on Thursday unanimously agreed the appeal should be dismissed, and that no substantial miscarriage of justice had occurred.
He is now likely to spend the rest of his life in prison.
Neither Dawson, 75, nor his lawyers, appeared in court as the orders were handed down.
Dawson was sentenced to 24 years in prison in October 2022, to serve at least 18 years, following The Australian’s investigative podcast series, The Teacher’s Pet, hosted by journalist Hedley Thomas.
The married teacher was found to have killed Lyn so that he could have an unfettered relationship with his babysitter JC, with whom he was having an affair and would later take as his second wife.

m0nty
m0nty
June 13, 2024 5:41 pm

Regardless of the polling, I think it likely the GOP win GA and the DNC take AZ.

Georgia will stick with Biden. Arizona more of a toss up, but the abortion measure on the ballot should see it comfortably blue in the end.

I see there was a twenty point swing away from Trump in the recent Ohio special election. Actual real elections keep running way different to polls.

Eyrie
Eyrie
June 13, 2024 5:49 pm

Looking at the first pay slip it showed $7 deducted for union dues – automatically, with no asking beforehand.

Unions are organised crime gangs. If doing word association my reaction to “union” is “thug”.

Indolent
Indolent
June 13, 2024 5:52 pm
Roger
Roger
June 13, 2024 5:55 pm

Unions are organised crime gangs.

And the Labour Party is their political front.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
June 13, 2024 5:55 pm

True about the coalseam gas extraction first kneel, but we still get clobbered by the warmies as the coal is credited to our CO2 production. Australia is a carbon sink but do you think the SFL’S will say so?

Eyrie
Eyrie
June 13, 2024 5:56 pm

Looks like Flyingduk wasn’t the only one the Canberra pigs tried to fit up.
From Avi Yemini:
Hey Friend,
Remember the case of Freedom Truck driver Paul Offe?
At the height of the anti-lockdown movement in February 2022, police escorted the truck to the Convoy to Canberra protest stage area in the nation’s capital.
Then, without warning, the police turned on the vehicle, shattering its windows and arresting Paul!.
Locked up for two days and released on bail, Paul faces six charges, including two counts of driving at police and reckless driving, with potential imprisonment of up to 40 years. His trial is finally set to begin on June 24 in the ACT Supreme Court.
Click here to see my latest report on the case!

johanna
johanna
June 13, 2024 5:58 pm

Thing is, while AUS was mustard for Palestinians and the regime in Mugabeland, the whole enterprise was funded by taxes (compulsory union fees) and a very profitable charter air company, which ferried students to and fro so that they could self-actualise, or just party, everywhere from India to London.

I don’t know how the inevitable disintegretation came about. Hopefully, somebody will write it someday. It’s an interesting and colourful story, but I can’t write my part of it without being sued for libel.

I lived in the front half of the ground floor (formerly the living room) of the adjacent building in Drummond Sreet. Aunty Ralph, who looked a lot like Arnie, and cooked roasts on Sundays, lived in the back. There was a heavy fabric sheet in between.

Lovely guy, apparenttly he continued to be involved in SA politcs.

Lot of unwriten history about.

Rosie
Rosie
June 13, 2024 6:03 pm
Indolent
Indolent
June 13, 2024 6:12 pm
Miltonf
Miltonf
June 13, 2024 6:15 pm

Richard Joseph Durbin (born November 21, 1944) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the senior United States senator from Illinois

These US deadshit polimuppetts are so old- why is it?

Salvatore - Iron Publican
June 13, 2024 6:19 pm

Unions are organised crime gangs. If doing word association my reaction to “union” is “thug”.

I’m blessed with an ‘organiser’ from a white-collar union as a treasured guest for a few days.

Nothing pleases him, he’s been rude to the female staff. He’s actually produced a notebook & asked their names, telling them he’ll be leaving poor online reviews about them personally.

A quick google reveals he’s got at least one strike to his name. Wickedly I’m pondering whether to tell him that the (many) shortcomings he’s identified in the customer service here are actually due to ‘protected industrial action’ & he oughta STFU with his bullying & instead support the workers.

Eyrie
Eyrie
June 13, 2024 6:27 pm

I’m blessed with an ‘organiser’ from a white-collar union as a treasured guest for a few days.

Pity it isn’t the case that when they send these pricks out NOBODY ever comes back. (Heinlein reference “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress”)

mareeS
mareeS
June 13, 2024 6:34 pm

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Pogria
Pogria
June 13, 2024 6:39 pm

I was watching Chris Kenny earlier. He was rightly applauding the banning of that bloke Thomas from the US Women’s Olympic Swimming Team.
What really effing pissed me off was, he kept calling Thomas “her & she”.
WTF???

Zatara
Zatara
June 13, 2024 6:39 pm

US Appeals Court Allows Doctors to Continue 1st Amendment Lawsuit Against Govt for Censorship of Dissenting COVID and Abortion Views

Doctors who were censored and punished for their dissenting views on COVID-19 and abortion can proceed with their First Amendment lawsuit, a federal appeals court ruled on June 3.

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) sued on the doctors’ behalf and argued that “medical specialty certifiers” and the government conspired to punish the doctors for their views.

A lower court dismissed the AAPS lawsuit on standing grounds and with prejudice, meaning the AAPS could not refile. The appeals court modified the dismissal to “without prejudice,” allowing the AAPS to refile.

The doctors represented by the AAPS “spoke critically of positions taken by Dr. Anthony Fauci, lockdowns, mask mandates, Covid vaccination, and abortion,” resulting in an alleged “coordinated [effort] to censor and chill” their speech.

Named defendants include the Department of Homeland Security and certifiers like the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and the American Board of Family Medicine.

A good start. Now bring on the lawsuits from the minors who suddenly realize that they were permanently mutilated by people who were supposed to act in their best interests but chose money and agenda instead.

Pogria
Pogria
June 13, 2024 6:42 pm

F##king Prosciutto refuses to sign the petition to remove the OAM from Andrews.
He just keeps digging. What a f##king turd.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 13, 2024 6:42 pm

She’s right about that.

Climate targets are all about the ‘future prosperity’ of Australia (Sky News, 12 Jun)

Independent MP Kate Chaney says climate targets are all about the “future prosperity” of Australia

They are carefully destroying any and all future prosperity of Australia.

Perth Trader
Perth Trader
June 13, 2024 6:44 pm

I posted a link to a petition to be sent to Canberra re ‘Keep The Sheep’, connected to the live sheep export ban. Great news. Over 50,000 people signed it in under 14 days..thats a Aust. record and 8000 submissions sent in. Thanks Catts. of you signed and thanks Dover.

Pogria
Pogria
June 13, 2024 6:48 pm
Miltonf
Miltonf
June 13, 2024 6:49 pm

F##king Prosciutto refuses to sign the petition to remove the OAM from Andrews.

We know which side this idiot is on. More interested in attacking people in his own party. Unbelievable really.

Pogria
Pogria
June 13, 2024 6:58 pm

Milton,
Proscuitto doesn’t care about winning the Victorian Premiership. The trough he lives in, whether he wins or loses, is much too delicious.

There needs to be a massive effort to educate his constituents to turf his traitorous arse.

Zatara
Zatara
June 13, 2024 7:01 pm

Thoughts from America on D-Day – is this what our heroes died for?

I thought about the sacrifices and extraordinary courage of the men who took part in these titanic conflicts and offered that greatest of gifts – their young lives. As the West continues its accelerating downward slide into decadence, depravity, self-hatred and barbarism, I sometimes wonder if their sacrifices were worth it.

Spot on.

Perth Trader
Perth Trader
June 13, 2024 7:04 pm

Hi Folks..last week I posted a link to a webpage re..’Keep The Sheep’..connected to the live sheep export ban. To date over 50,000 people have signed on in 15 days..a Aust. record and 8000 submissions written and sent in, all to be sent to Canberra. Thanks if you signed up and thanks Dover.

Roger
Roger
June 13, 2024 7:15 pm

Independent MP Kate Chaney says climate targets are all about the “future prosperity” of Australia

Let me see…Bachelor of Laws, MBA & then:

McKinsey? No.

Bain? No.

Boston? Bingo!

It’s not a conspiracy, it’s a syndrome; i.e. symptoms of a disease sapping the life from our body politic.

God help us.

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 13, 2024 7:18 pm

Boston was paid a motza when hoWARd privatised Telstra.

Indolent
Indolent
June 13, 2024 7:18 pm

My cholesterol has always been on the high side and my doctor tried to put me on Lipitor years ago. It made me feel 100 years old with every joint aching. I went off it quick smart. I had a regular blood test not long after and any number of things which had always been normal were out of kilter, thankfully just temporarily.

THE JIG IS UP: TOXIC OREOS LOWER LDL CHOLESTEROL MORE THAN STATINS

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 13, 2024 7:24 pm

A major cause of the disease is hiya ejucashun.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
June 13, 2024 7:24 pm

Seems Candace Owens has smacked down Piers Morgan over his original stance on vaccines.

cohenite
June 13, 2024 7:47 pm

No wonder so many hollywood stars are dickheads; their original names are hilarious:

Robert Taylor- born Spangler Arlington Broughee
Olivia Wilde – born Olivia Jane Cockburn
John Wayne – born Marion Michael Morrison
Snoop Dogg – born Calvin Cordozar Broadurs, Jr.
Jackie Chan – born Chan Kwong-Sung-Song
 

Rosie
Rosie
June 13, 2024 7:58 pm

Drew Pavlou not backing down.
Defamations suits are the new black.
https://x.com/DrewPavlou/status/1801134022351044656?t=VAewvQ40u_Ffgecc54T8wQ&s=19

Indolent
Indolent
June 13, 2024 8:05 pm
MatrixTransform
June 13, 2024 8:07 pm

on Monday at 5pm the missus goes, geez the hot water wasn’t real strong today
so I immediately go to the hot water service and yes the pilot is out

having a meeting about a merger at 1000 on Tuesday I resigned myself to the fact that i’d have to take a cold shower

in the afternoon I went to Doveton to retrieve a new thermocouple for the HWS and yes it worked … momentarily

re-lit the pilot on Wednesday and yay it worked again … for about 30 minutes

had another cold shower this morning and went to work at 0700
knocked off at 1300 and went to Bunnings a grabbed a replacement HWS
manhandled the 90kg beast onto Pete’s truck
and off
and drained the old one
and put the new one in
and was drinking beers by 1600 this arvo while the water was heating

I’m just wondering how AI will handle such menial work

I mean, like, how will numb-nuts like JC cope when the cost of the thing they need most right now explodes? (sucks through teeth … geez mate, that’s gonna cost ya)

JC, while you’re wanking on about data centres and energy usage how will you get the menial work done you complete moron?

seriously, you don’t even know what a thermocouple is

Rosie
Rosie
June 13, 2024 8:20 pm
Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 13, 2024 8:24 pm

Independent MP Kate Chaney says climate targets are all about the “future prosperity” of Australia…

Boston? Bingo!

It’s not a conspiracy, it’s a syndrome; i.e. symptoms of a disease sapping the life from our body politic.

In my working life, I have seen this develop steadily over the past 30 years.

External to actual objective science, service industries with a fee-based attachment to Big Climate – lawfare, accounting, strategic advice – have identified where the money is.

It’s a self fulfilling system: the more the service industries call for self-enriching climate action, the more the political and media industries call this out as independent ‘evidences’ that humans are destroying the world.

Boston, Mackenzie and so on are not evil carbonocrats – so their opinions can be taken as Scientific Fact.

Or something like that.

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 13, 2024 8:24 pm

Scanning the post by mUntifa about US polls, it looks like it drew on DNC talking points meant to encourage the ignorant.

KevinM
KevinM
June 13, 2024 8:27 pm

Yes, but what about getting from Cranbourne to Sunbury?

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KevinM
KevinM
June 13, 2024 8:35 pm

Have to agree with this.

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Black Ball
Black Ball
June 13, 2024 9:05 pm

Not sure too many would care but here tis:

Host of ABC’s Media Watch Paul Barry has revealed he will leave the show this year.

The 72-year-old has hosted the media commentary show for the past 11 years and will host his final episode in December.

Yeah round of applause. Ugh what a smug prick

cohenite
June 13, 2024 9:13 pm

NSW Swifts’ best player fired for shit smearing trannies:

Netball star axed over ‘behavioural’ concerns (msn.com)

Beertruk
Beertruk
June 13, 2024 9:27 pm

 
Siltstone  June 12, 2024 8:39 pm
Went to see Johannes Leak and Fred Pawle at an IPA function in Brisbane tonight. Johannes talked entertainingly about the background to some of his cartoons. He has a formidable talent and I reckon he’ll be around for many years to come. He explained that after the State Library of NSW bought his (wonderful) portrait of Jacinta Price, some staff whacked on a hissy fit and the management caved, and hid it in the basement, only to be seen by appointment, accompanied by a security guard. This is how much he and Jacinta Price are feared!
 

 

Bruce of Newcastle
 June 12, 2024 9:13 pm
 Reply to  Siltstone
Is hiding a portrait of an abSiltstone  June 12, 2024 8:39 pm
Woriginal lady in the basement racism?
Asking for a state library.
 
 
AAR from last night:

I went as well last night and it was a bloody good turnout and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Had a good yarn with Johannes Leak and Fred Pawle. And a couple of others. Beer, vino and snacks before and after the turnout. First bloke to talk (sadly I can’t remember his name…Siltstone, can you remember?) was either the CEO or the 2IC of the IPA and about how the IPA kicked off all those years ago and where it stands today. Also how they started up for the ‘no’ side of the referendum and listed the corporations, activists, pollies and individuals who were behind the ‘yes’ vote. The money that was behind the ‘yes’ vote was eyewatering compared to treasury for the ‘no’ campaign. There was more, and I should have taken some bloody notes.
 
Next up was Johannes and Fred. Talked about the run in with KRudd and the press council over a cartoon about Harris and Biden. 48 hours of bullshit from the other side until it finally died down and moved on to something else.
 
Next was about Albo, Burney, etc about the voice referendum cartoons and how they developed over the time. Albo and how he ended up with his crop top (there is your crop top Sancho 😉 ). More about the absurdity of the greentards and glowerbal warming. A bloody great night.
 
Couple of other things.
I mentioned to Fred Pawle about the turnout that I went to in 2017 Sydney that had Gemma Tognini, Craig Kelly and Tim Blair. ‘Ahh…there was someone that came down from Queensland to it. It was hosted by the Menzies Research Centre.’ Well Fred, that would be me.’ Kicked off another conversation about Gerard Henderson, Tim Blair, Janet Albrechtsen and Judith Sloane on the talk circuit.
On the subject of Jacinta Price’s portrait, it is worse than it is.
I have it on good authority that an ‘indignee’ judge on the Archibald portraits said ‘I will not have that woman’s portrait hanging in this gallery.’
Jacinta’s portrait was donated to the (NSW) State Library afterwards and as such it obliged to keep it. So to ‘save face’ to keep in the good books of the retarded leftie luvvies, is down in the basement to be looked at ‘by appointment only.’ Truly bloody disgraceful. So anyone going to the NSW State Library, make an appointment to see the painting and then ask pointed questions as to why it is not hanging up in the public area for everyone to see.
On a bit of a bright note, Jacinta’s portrait won ‘the packing room prize’ of best portrait.
Now in its 33rd year, the Packing Room Prize is awarded to the best entry in the Archibald Prize as judged by the Art Gallery staff who receive, unpack and hang the entries.
 

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 13, 2024 9:37 pm

Anyway, “Sliante” to you mob. Payday for self funded retirees this year will be a snorter!

I’m reading John O’Halloron’s book “The Platoon Commander” – this bloke commanded Australia’s most decorated platoon of the Vietnam War, in three of the biggest battles – Long Tan, Bribie and Hobart. There’s an account of the “water torture” of a captured Viet Cong female radio operator, and some interesting observations about leadership.

JC
JC
June 13, 2024 10:23 pm

Shareholders approved Musk’s $55 billion package. Tesla stock is up around 12 bucks.

Indolent
Indolent
June 13, 2024 10:23 pm
Indolent
Indolent
June 13, 2024 10:25 pm
Indolent
Indolent
June 13, 2024 10:27 pm
JC
JC
June 13, 2024 10:42 pm

Good piece in City Journal on where the Jewish vote is heading. It’s not “up for grabs”, it’s heading Right.

Are American Jews Moving Right?
For much of modern history in both Europe and North America, Jews have been reliably left of center politically, backing Democrats in the United States, Labour in Britain, Canada’s Liberals, and France’s Socialists. In recent years, though, Jews are moving toward the center, and, somewhat tentatively, even the right.

More here:

https://www.city-journal.org/article/are-american-jews-moving-right

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JC
JC
June 13, 2024 10:54 pm
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John H.
John H.
June 13, 2024 11:08 pm

Indolent

 June 13, 2024 7:18 pm

My cholesterol has always been on the high side and my doctor tried to put me on Lipitor years ago. It made me feel 100 years old with every joint aching. I went off it quick smart. I had a regular blood test not long after and any number of things which had always been normal were out of kilter, thankfully just temporarily.

THE JIG IS UP: TOXIC OREOS LOWER LDL CHOLESTEROL MORE THAN STATINS

Are people reading the links?

The study was published in a crap journal, it was a case study about one male with a specific metabolic type. I mean come on … the very first line:

Recent research has identified a unique population of ‘Lean Mass Hyper-Responders’ (LMHR)

I think it was meant to be a joke study.

The link I provided earlier about the death of Iraq, that was about Turkey achieving mission accomplished. What is enjoyable about is one Muslim nation is destroying another.

Bruce in WA
June 13, 2024 11:09 pm

Hmmm … blood pressure 70/43; heart rate 70 bpm.

Think the meds are working, Doc!! 8-0

JC
JC
June 13, 2024 11:13 pm

Dude, 70/43 is very low blood pressure and a cause for concern. You need to be checked out.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 13, 2024 11:17 pm

Are people reading the links?

I read the satire site ones.

urb
urb
June 13, 2024 11:49 pm

JC gotchas. so tiresome ya fcken peanut

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
June 14, 2024 12:41 am

This film was crazy.

Das boot – Klaus Doldinger Soundtrack[HD]

JC
JC
June 14, 2024 1:09 am

Trump put forward a very attractive proposition at the rally in Nevada, especially in Nevada because there are countless hospitality workers in the state. However, it also works elsewhere.

He said that if he’s elected president, he will make tips tax-free. It’s a very smart proposition, especially nowadays, because while tips used to be mostly in cash, these days they go through credit cards, which limits potential finagling.

Smart move. He may have won Nevada with this promise.

The Bungonia Bee
The Bungonia Bee
June 14, 2024 1:50 am

It’s 3am and Joe has to be woken and told that missiles have been launched at the USA. What happens next? A very chilling scenario from Allen Feifer at American Thinker.
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/06/three_a_m_and_seven_minutes_to_armageddon_can_biden_be_trusted.html

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The Bungonia Bee
The Bungonia Bee
June 14, 2024 1:54 am

Das Boot – best submarine movie of all time.

Tom
Tom
June 14, 2024 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
June 14, 2024 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
June 14, 2024 4:01 am
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