Open Thread – Thurs 20 June 2024


A Night in Paris, Konstantin Korovin, 1930

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Cassie of Sydney
June 20, 2024 4:03 pm

Just further to those two skanks who donned Nazi Pallie attire whilst working at the Black Star Pastry shop at Chadstone, Melbourne, It was a deliberate act by two indoctrinated Jew haters to intimidate and scare Jews and non-Jews alike. They were subsequently sacked and are now screeching ‘victim’, of course. Those young skanks are not Asian which is unusual because most of their stores are operated by Asians. Anyway, today I collected a cake from Black Star here in Sydney’s CBD and I can assure you that they have a strict uniform policy. Everyone working behind the counter wears a uniform with “Black Star” on it, no Nazi insignia to be seen. I have frequented Black Star for quite a few years and the outlet near Town Hall is made up of mainly young Asian kids (the founder is Oz/Asian).

I don’t know whether Black Star now have franchises, my gut feeling is they don’t. After this debacle they would be well advised to stick to hardworking nice young Asian kids who don’t want to make racist and political statements.

JC
JC
June 20, 2024 4:05 pm

Fatboy:
The Clean Energy Alliance and the Center of the American Experience cherry-picked data to trick Minnesotans into believing that wind energy is expensive, unreliable, and environmentally unhelpful. In reality, wind energy is the cheapest form of energy in the upper Midwest, it is being reliably integrated in the region and across the U.S., and it is a significant contributor to carbon emissions avoidance. In short, wind is a good deal for Minnesotans.

The amount of energy required to operate an industrialized civilization is enormous, and the potential growth rate is huge.

We are the largest exporter of coal and now the number two exporter of gas. Meanwhile, our domestic supply is becoming precarious due to gas shortages and the closure of coal plants. We prefer to let others burn the gas and coal, which is beyond stupid. If renew balls are so cheap, then why are power bills going up in places following the renew ball religion? 
 

The near and far future require masses of energy, not less, and also not standing still.

Renewballs are unreliable, require exorbitantly expensive backup storage, and are very labor-intensive, which is the opposite of where we want to go.

You’re so dumb.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 20, 2024 4:05 pm

https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2024/06/bowen-labor-say-all-these-people-are-wrong-and-so-are-labor-themselves-with-the-aukus-nuclear-submar.html

Seems there was a past Prime Minister who thought nuclear power would be an advantage for Australia.

Silly me, I’ve forgotten his name….Oh, yes, Bob Hawke.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 20, 2024 4:31 pm

Much more fun than smashing Monty flat a dozen times was the Cafe victory of the day. The Cafe resident crested pigeon accepted food from my hand for the first time evah! I didn’t think that would be possible. But once she took the first morsel of bread she then did it again a dozen times. Winter is fun, it sharpens the appetite remarkably.

Crested pigeons are so dumb that they make wood ducks look intelligent. To get a wild one to do this after a whole decade of trying makes my day.

On the other hand I doubt I could ever get Monty to accept bread from my hand so I guess that means he’s less intelligent than a crested pigeon. He certainly acts like that anyway. Even plovers aren’t as thick as Monty.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 20, 2024 4:33 pm

The True Cost of Wind and Solar | Power Line (3 Apr)

The overwhelming renewable excess cost John Hinderaker points to is ‘overbuilding and curtailment’ – ie inefficient deployment of capital due to the fact that wind/solar farms send out power for only 25% of the day, and then pretty much all at the same time.

This is the issue currently killing the Bowen Plan and presently being blamed on “policy uncertainty”.

Renewables entrepreneurs may be grifters and tax hoovers, but they are not stupid and innumerate. Nor are their sources of capital. If they don’t have clear sight on an uncompetitive ‘market’ providing excess returns they aren’t going to invest.

The idea that capital is attracted to compete down returns and provide cheap energy for ‘social’ reasons is the sort of fantasy that could only survive in the sheltered workshops of Canbra.

Barry
Barry
June 20, 2024 4:40 pm

Natural gas supplies under threat here in Vicco? I must turn up the central heating. Just like a run on a bank, the rational response is to go early and go hard, and get your share before some other bastard burns it.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
June 20, 2024 4:49 pm

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-06-19/teenager-charged-over-post-allegedly-ranking-female-students/103995980

Meanwhile a teenage girl in Melb committed suicide after being bullied by a group of girls at her school.
This story only rated a few small article in The Hun and certainly no statement of outrage from Tsarina Jacinta.
Mean girls slip past the woke guardians.

Crossie
Crossie
June 20, 2024 4:49 pm

I like and admire Naomi Wolf and much of her work – particularly her brave early stance against the mRNA vaccines when many were going along with the narrative.

However, I am still “out to lunch” on her theories (shared by many others) that the sinister forces of “Big” entities (Govt & Pharma & other major industries/corporations) were consciously carrying out plans to seriously affect human civilisation eg population reduction through Covid and/or the vaccines).

Vicki, I had this idea in 2020 and I still think it’s a likely scenario of what happened. Western governments knew China was involved so they thought the worst, that the virus was a biological weapon. They thought the best thing to do would be a worldwide lockdown to starve the virus of contagion and thus eliminate it. The story of flattening the curve was just a cover.

For the first time ever top health officials had real taste of power and they were not going to let go even when there was proof that the pandemic wasn’t as deadly as feared. The Diamond Princess and Ruby Princess experiences showed the world that only the sick and the very old were vulnerable but by then the medical dictators were in full charge and here we are.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
June 20, 2024 4:50 pm

Did you hear about the Chinese Environment Movement who have berated Xi for building nuclear and coal fired power stations?
No?
That’s because they either don’t say anything, or only get to say it once, briefly.
The Chinese know that affordable and reliable energy, and plenty of it, equals not just keeping the lights on and keeping people happy and warm, but more importantly it enables manufacturing, which on a scale such as that which China has built, leads to world dominance.
In Australia we are condemned by left-green politics to being easy targets.

Lysander
Lysander
June 20, 2024 5:00 pm

The first fully operational nuclear power facility was the Obninsk Nuclear Power Plant, located in Obninsk, Russia (then part of the Soviet Union). It was connected to the power grid and began producing electricity on June 27, 1954. This plant marked a significant milestone in the development of nuclear power as a practical source of energy. The plant operated incident free for its entirety.

This was after the US was the first to create a small energy reactor in Chicago in 1951.

And, yet, 70 years ago (almost to the very day) since Obninsk went online, Liebor still think nuclear will create three-eyed fish.

Seriously?

cohenite
June 20, 2024 5:01 pm

Bruce of Newcastle
 June 20, 2024 3:32 pm

Bruce got a link to the source of that LCOE table from yesterday?

RD – Here you go.
The True Cost of Wind and Solar | Power Line (3 Apr)

W&S only look cheaper on a LCOE basis because LCOE only looks at the initial construction cost and the money earnt over the life of the source.

LCOE does not include the following:

1 Direct subsidies which Alan Moran has shown in Australia are over $16 billion PA. Fossils get NO direct subsidies only tax deductions

2 W&S issue Large Scale Energy Certificates for every MWh they are producing which the coal power stations HAVE to BUY. These are about $2 billion PA

3 W&S require back-up because they only work for about 30-35% of the time. This could be batteries, gas or coal.

4 W&S require a new grid, poles and wires and equipment such as condensers which change their power from DC to AC and smooth it to the correct grid frequency of 40Hz. Before it became green the CSIRO estimated this expense at $1 trillion

JC
JC
June 20, 2024 5:06 pm

Shortest day coming up tomorrow and the real start of winter. I don’t mind a sunny winter, but boy I despise gloomy days.

Does anyone know why we start the seasons on the 1st of the month instead of following the solstices and equinox? It’s really peculiar.

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Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 20, 2024 5:11 pm

Well, today in politics and the media has been a day of gibbon screeching about Dutton’s nuclear winter.

What I find telling about the (ahem) ‘debate’ and the public expert mass debaters is that nobody has turned to the IAEA, which provides a helpful ‘How To’ guide for nations considering nuclear energy.

Launching a nuclear power programme is a major undertaking that requires careful planning, preparation and investment in time, institutions, finances and human resources. It involves 10-15 years of preparatory work and a commitment for around 100 years. Developing the infrastructure for a successful introduction or expansion of nuclear power requires many activities, such as building national institutions, establishing a legal and regulatory framework, developing human resources and financial strategies, addressing radioactive waste management and involving stakeholders.

It is the sovereign decision of every country to launch a nuclear power programme. The IAEA does not influence that decision. But when a country decides to go that route, the Agency provides guidance, advice, training and review services. It has developed the Milestones Approach, an internationally accepted method to implement nuclear power programmes. This is a phased, comprehensive method, enabling a country to understand the commitments and obligations associated with developing a safe, secure and sustainable nuclear power programme.

The Milestones Approach comprises three phases for the development of a national infrastructure for nuclear power. The process begins with a country carefully considering the nuclear power option in context of its overall energy policy, leading to a knowledgeable decision whether or not to proceed with a nuclear power programme. Once a decision is taken, the supporting frameworks, institutions and infrastructure need to be developed, leading to initiating a successful bidding process or negotiating a contract for the first nuclear power plant. After a technology is selected and a contract awarded, the plant itself is constructed and readied for operation.

The IAEA’s suggested 10 to 15 years of preparatory work prior to a “knowledgeable decision” and subsequent bidding process doesn’t seem to sit that comfortably with nuclear electrons flowing by 2035 or 2037.

Someone may eventually notice.

Black Ball
Black Ball
June 20, 2024 5:22 pm

Noos said it got to 15 degrees in my neck of the woods. General consensus around town it struggled to get to 10. Who to believe?

Bruce in WA
June 20, 2024 5:28 pm

Admittedly there’s probably more to this story, but my God, have we in WA really sunk this far?

Padbury woman faces court on firearm and ammunition charge after being found with shotgun shell

A Padbury mother has admitted to an ammunition charge in court after she was found with a shotgun shell in her pocket which she said she found on a driveway.

The 33-year-old woman pleaded guilty to being an unlicensed person in possession of firearm/ammunition when she was found with a shotgun shell in her pocket last month.

The woman faced Joondalup Magistrates Court on Friday and told the court she found the shotgun shell on a driveway and put it in her pocket before she was caught in possession of it by police.

Representing herself in court, the 33-year-old told magistrate Evan Shackleton the matter was a simple mistake and she was a “single mother trying to get my daughter back in my care”.

“There was a shell on the floor and I put it in my pocket,” she said.

The woman was fined $500.

132andBush
132andBush
June 20, 2024 5:55 pm

m0nty
June 20, 2024 10:20 am

Reply to  132andBush

If that were at all true, Bush II, the Teals wouldn’t have eaten the Libs’ lunch at the last election. The Libs have done nothing at all to defend against the Teals. Laziness is a bit of a trend with them, really.

My point still stands.

Teal voters are, by and large, people educated way beyond their levels of intelligence.

Once reality bites a bit harder we’ll see who among the Teal voters are really green and who are just being trendy.

Pogria
Pogria
June 20, 2024 6:04 pm

You need to watch this clip to the end. I gasped!
It is not the ending you would expect. 😀

https://x.com/AMAZlNGNATURE/status/1802350957591720249

Zippster
Zippster
June 20, 2024 6:11 pm

Wolf is wrong about the population reduction strategy.

I think even 10 years ago that may have been true. However we now have the new concept of what Yuval Noah Harari  calls the “useless class”. This group will grow exponentially over the next 10 years.

Rosie
Rosie
June 20, 2024 6:12 pm

I’m in Boonandara at this very moment and I don’t think it’s as much the establishment people have leaned green as a huge change in demographics as flats, one and two bedroom, are being built in in their hundreds adding to the existing 1960s blocks that are everywhere.
JC mentioned this during the election iirc.

Muddy
Muddy
June 20, 2024 6:12 pm

My neighbour next door got himself a young dog – part Kelpie, part something else – which is now probably 7 months old, but he seems to spend little time with it (the fence between us is like a pool fence; far from ideal, but it’s a long story), and it sleeps in a hole in the ground in the yard. It receives only occasional exercise (from what I can see, when I’m home).

The dog is lean, but I don’t think malnourished, and I’ve never witnessed the bloke physically mistreating it, but I feel sorry for the little bugger, because he’s desperate for affection and guidance. I don’t think there’s grounds yet for making a formal complaint to someone (which I’d like to avoid – I have enough anxiety elsewhere in my life), but it’s a bit distressing to see.

(I am wary of making assumptions and overlaying my own values on another, but … I dunno).

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 20, 2024 6:20 pm

Despite m0nster busily searching for “authoritative sources” to bash Dutton and noocular power (Zali Steggalls? Really?), there is one question he might care to answer.
Who has been setting the agenda over the last 48 hours?
Dutton or Luigi the Unbelievable?
This is shaping as Da Voice 2.0 for Luigi.
Despite the MSM and vested corporate interests bleating loud and long, Joe Average with a $1,000 power bill sees it differently.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 20, 2024 6:22 pm

Evening peak and wholesale electrickery is back over $500 per MWh, as it was at 7:30 am when I looked this morning.

Renewables are producing a tad over 800 MW out of a total of about 32000 MW, so one fortieth of the total. Presumably ALP hamsters are producing the other 39 fortieths, since with 37% renewables production (cf Monty) there’s no way that it could be by unhallowed energy sources. That would be a crime against Gaia!

https://aemo.com.au/aemo/apps/visualisations/elec-nem-summary-tiles.html

Maybe someone could ask Bowen about this?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 20, 2024 6:24 pm

Hey m0nster!
The 1980’s called.
They want their noocular scare campaign back.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 20, 2024 6:37 pm

m0nty
 June 20, 2024 6:27 pm

 Reply to  Sancho Panzer

If you don’t know, vote no.

The trouble is people do know.
They know that noocular is safe as houses.
And there is a dawning realisation that renewballs is a pocket-liner for the likes of Turnbull.

mem
mem
June 20, 2024 6:39 pm

The AEMO website that tracks and reports on the NEM electricity grid covering 5 states on the eastern market is down for maintenance tonight (doesn’t say how long). How inconvenient, as we are about to hit the shortest day in winter and this is when the grid really gets stretched. I usually check in at this time of day to see how the grid is doing. Based on the weather conditions I’d say that about now it is registering zero (zip, nil, nothing) solar power and about 7% wind across the five states. The rest of supply is being drawn from coal power from Qld and NSW, brown coal power from Vic, and hydro power from NSW and Tassie with SA the so-called renewables state churning up a lot of gas and maybe some liquid nasty fuel such as kerosene. If the wind is blowing that’s a bonus in SA but the problem is that you can’t fully predict it. Hence volatility of supply affecting prices and stability. Hopefully the AEMO site will be up again shortly. They have flagged changes to the format to “help interpretation”. My guess is that it will be changed to stop people like me accessing actual data that exposes the renewables debacle.

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 20, 2024 6:42 pm

And there is a dawning realisation that renewballs is a pocket-liner for the likes of Turnbull.

What the hell was Howard thinking by inflicting that horrid little man on us? BIRM

Davey Boy
Davey Boy
June 20, 2024 6:49 pm

Sparty, in his latest newsletter email, made the following point, which I believe has much validity:

“I can assure punters that it [nuclear energy] will be the most expensive form of power in Australia and an economy destroyer to boot. Just as the Labor government has suggested.

Not that it should be the most expensive but because it will be the most expensive.

This is because the people who would build the nuclear electricity generators will ensure it is more expensive. Those who build it/them will all be members of the CFMEU.”

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
June 20, 2024 6:56 pm

Hairy and I bought ourselves a new bed and mattress today, braving Sydney traffic to enter the vast morass of furniture shopping complexes that exist in Sydney’s Alexandria. They are all having eofy sales, with echoing acres of empty shops and excellent deals suggesting that many people have decided to sleep on the old mattress and bed for another year before plunging in to upgrade. This seems like recession territory to me. Even Sportscraft clothing (my fave) at Rose Bay have big 70% off signs on their windows. Things must be getting tough if it is happening even there.

We were assisted in our testing out of comfort levels by a very helpful young Chinese woman, the only sales assistant on duty. I had to stand and wave across some acreage to get her attention at first but once she saw us she was on the case, paying far more attention to our chiropractic needs than any expensive doctor ever has. Lie down here next to me Hairy and turn over a couple of times, I say as she stands by expectantly, mental notepad at the ready. Reluctantly, he complies, as she watches. Nope, I say, this one’s no good, as when Hairy turns she’s noted that the whole mattress shudders on its many conjoined springs and I bounce around too. Our attendant, leading us through a forest of beds, then suggests another less bouncy brand, which has independent springs on each side. She then ensures with a tape measure and deep technical knowledge of sheeting that the the extra comfort padding is not going to make the mattress a too-squeezy companion for our fitted sheets. She’d clearly deserved the two Highly Commended employee certificates she had up on her cubicle wall.

As she’s filing in our paperwork, we have a lively discussion about Hong Kong where she was reared, Shanghai where she started work, and her parents who worked so hard, looked so old now from all the work, and who had saved to send her to university (and residency) in Australia. I don’t know what she studied but clearly the residency was the main reason for doing it. She has made a life’s work out of mattresses and bedding and is the sort of immigrant this country needs. No shirkers. Saving hard and as nice as pie to spend some time with.

Eyrie
Eyrie
June 20, 2024 6:56 pm

What the hell was Howard thinking by inflicting that horrid little man on us?

What the hell was that horrid little man Howard thinking by inflicting that horrid little man Turnbull on us. FIFY.

cohenite
June 20, 2024 7:19 pm

The msm is flogging the bullshit that the videos showing biden acting like he has the mind of a cockroach are fake. I watched some of the kunts of the left sprouting this through their slime lips and wondered which on them is the ugliest, the benchmark as it were. My potential candidates for the ugliest are:

1 Joy Reid
2 Maxine Waters
3 Pelosi

chrisl
chrisl
June 20, 2024 7:22 pm

I visited the Little Reef that Could today
It lives!
Tourists were paying huge money to fly over it , snorkel next to it and submarine under it.
Despite 10 bleachings in 8 years and unprecedented sea level rise it is the same area as Vic and TAS combined

JC
JC
June 20, 2024 7:23 pm

There’s no way to sugar coat this.

I love what’s happening at the Washington Post. WaPo is the most dishonest newspaper in the US, and that’s saying something because it’s beating the NYTimes on that score.
 
Because it’s losing so much money, Jeff Bezos installed a former WSJ editor, causing the old one to leave. He’s started firing some of the useless pinheads, and the newsroom is throwing tantrums.
 
The New York Post reports
 

Washington Post staffers clash with CEO at all-hands meeting after top editor exits: ‘Get with the program’

 
The pinheads were trying to push back, and the new chief basically told them the paper was losing tons of money and people were simply not reading the rag. “There’s no way to sugar coast this”, he told them at the meeting.
 
Over the past day or so, it’s been reported that the new guy is going to create a third newsroom. In reality, my hunch is that it’s not a third newsroom, but the only one, and he’ll fire those clowns in the legacy departments once the new one is up and running.
 
Over to you Tom 🙂

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132andBush
132andBush
June 20, 2024 7:32 pm

m0nty
June 20, 2024 4:17 pm

Reply to  JC

JC, if you are refusing to invest in green tech then you are missing out on one of the few remaining growth sectors. Your loss.

Probably one of the most amazing comments posted this year.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
June 20, 2024 7:35 pm

The best thing about “x” is seeing people confirm they are complete mongs, when they all rush in to support a mong-meister treading on their own dick.

Tell me you know nothing about power generation with out saying “I literally know less than nothing about power generation”.

https://x.com/GrogsGamut/status/1803586560052559931

Every journalist who writes or says “baseload power” needs to explain why we should want power plants that are not able to be easily turned off and so are run all the time even when we don’t even need the electricity?

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
June 20, 2024 7:37 pm

Lizzie I brought a Makin Mattress recently, best mattress ever.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 20, 2024 7:44 pm

Have we reached Peak Renewballs?
My broker is warning me – well, all private clients really – to “consider modulating high exposures to renewballs due to potential sovereign risk” (or words to that effect).
I don’t hold any, except a stranded legacy holding in AGL if that counts.
I think he thought it was a cheap shot at Dutton, but I took it as sound advice.

132andBush
132andBush
June 20, 2024 7:45 pm

m0nty
June 20, 2024 6:26 pm

Reply to  132andBush

Yeah I dunno Bush II, I think betting on mass blackouts to wake up the sheeple is a bit of a losing proposition, electorally. It’s the sort of mantra Cats recite as a matter of faith, but it never happens.

It’ll happen.
Gas pinch already starting.

Serious question. Do you know why there is a looming gas shortage?

And have the common courtesy to address my correct name.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 20, 2024 7:49 pm

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
 June 20, 2024 6:56 pm

Hairy and I bought ourselves a new bed and mattress today

Is it too late?
If you have got a really bad back, and you can afford it, Hästens beds are the answer.
Like sleeping on a cloud but, as I say, horrendously expensive.
I think ours was $30k a while ago.

Tom
Tom
June 20, 2024 7:49 pm

Over to you Tom ?

The only currency newspapers have is credibility. No newspaer can survive a readership desertion when it (correctly) decides the paper is bullshittng them.

Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post as a government lobbying organisation to help Amazon. He has no idea of what the function of journalism is so he can’t fix Wapost’s credibility problem.

Therefore, Wapost is going down the toilet.

JC
JC
June 20, 2024 7:53 pm

Yeah Liz, Sanchez is correct. If you didn’t buy a Hastens (Danish) mattress you may as well be sleeping on a concrete floor.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 20, 2024 8:13 pm

Well, concrete floor is stretching it but, man, they are next level.

132andBush
132andBush
June 20, 2024 8:15 pm

m0nty
June 20, 2024 7:54 pm

Reply to  132andBush

Yeah righto Knackers.

Monty,

Man up.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 20, 2024 8:16 pm

Every journalist who writes or says “baseload power” needs to explain why we should want power plants that are not able to be easily turned off and so are run all the time even when we don’t even need the electricity?

The real question is the reverse.
How can a modern society function effectively with generation capacity which can’t deliver power on demand.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 20, 2024 8:18 pm

Every journalist who writes or says “baseload power” needs to explain why we should want power plants that are not able to be easily turned off and so are run all the time even when we don’t even need the electricity?

Isn’t that precisely the principle behind pumped hydro? That is, using spare capacity to pump water uphill?

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 20, 2024 8:21 pm

My potential candidates for the ugliest are:
1 Joy Reid
2 Maxine Waters
3 Pelosi
Don’t forget the Behar slag. Who said there’s no such thing as a witch?

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 20, 2024 8:22 pm

Fonda, Clinton, Streisand…the list goes on and on

Zippster
Zippster
June 20, 2024 8:23 pm
MatrixTransform
June 20, 2024 9:27 pm

 using spare capacity to pump water uphill?

correct

… all the way to top of the pyramid

JC
JC
June 20, 2024 9:36 pm

dover0beach

 June 20, 2024 9:17 pm

Wow, the price of a Hastens mattress begins at $32K.

Years ago a friend spent a good amount on a freaking mattress and we couldn’t understand until he explained his reasoning.

You spend a third of your life on that freaking thing, which makes it one of the most important spends you can ever make.

Rosie
Rosie
June 20, 2024 9:52 pm

I think the Australian mattress market tends to be a bit shonky, there are endless ‘sales’ 50% off, 60% off, super king for the single price! and yet the retailers are clearly making a profit on the ‘discounted’ prices.
I read an article about hästens, top of the range is $700,000 and you can customise to one million.
Putin of course has one.
I agree though, got to have a good mattress.

Rosie
Rosie
June 20, 2024 9:57 pm

Peter Khalil’s office in Wills. Wrong type of Egyptian.
https://x.com/DrewPavlou/status/1803638552561066443?t=Q9B7JhVwk0ruASnPEVGK9Q&s=19

Rosie
Rosie
June 20, 2024 9:58 pm

A non nutty lefty view on the economics of nuclear energy.
https://x.com/GrayConnolly/status/1803681147303633263?t=Rc8a043AtdX87EIt_mmRGg&s=19

Black Ball
Black Ball
June 20, 2024 10:13 pm

Rita Panahi:

No one should be surprised that the renewable rent seekers in the corporate sector are panicking about the prospect of Australia embracing nuclear energy.

That could spell the end to what has been a lucrative, guaranteed income stream subsidised by long-suffering taxpayers and consumers. It is an indictment on successive governments that despite being blessed with the world’s largest uranium reserves, as well as abundant reserves of coal and gas, we have exorbitantly high energy costs that have crippled businesses and caused financial strain on households.

This week opposition leader Peter Dutton announced a nation-transforming energy policy that would see seven nuclear reactors operating across the country by 2050.

The “clean energy” subsidy gravy train could be derailed if the Coalition wins the next federal election with a clear mandate to implement a nuclear strategy.

The mass gaslighting of the Australian population must come to an end.

Renewable advocates claim that it’s the “cheapest form of energy” but the experience locally and internationally proves that to be a bold-faced lie.

We are getting a taste of what other nations that have embraced net zero have endured in recent years; higher costs coupled with reliability/supply issues.

If renewables were the cheapest form of energy China would not be building coal power plants and nuclear reactors at a breakneck pace.

But if the nuclear deniers are to be believed Australia is the only corner of the world that is ill-suited for clean and reliable nuclear energy, never mind that we are sitting on a third of the world’s uranium resources.

In recent days we’ve seen the usual suspects, Labor, the Greens and the activist class along with the rent-seekers indulging in wild hyperbole and disinformation about what is a safe and reliable source of energy in use from Asia to North America to Europe.

Do they really expect us to believe that countries such as France, Sweden, Finland, South Korea, America, Canada, Japan and Belgium, to name just a few, are suffering from some form of psychosis that sees them embrace nuclear electricity.

What nuclear provides is secure, affordable and reliable baseload power that is not dependent on variables like wind and solar, and it gives advanced economies enough supply to meet demand. And it does it with zero emissions.

That is why the renewable sector is deadset against nuclear; there is no need for renewables once you have abundant baseload power that is clean and on-demand. And you can deliver it on the existing grid. That is why you will see increasingly unhinged antics from politicians and activists.

Expect to see more cartoons of three-eyed koalas and fish being posted on social media.

But while the Australian Left indulge in juvenile antics, in the US, the Senate passed a bipartisan bill (88-2 votes) to accelerate the deployment of nuclear energy capacity, with both Democrats and Republicans acknowledging the importance of nuclear energy to America’s future.

Dr Adrian Paterson, an academic and leading expert in nuclear science and technology, wants Australians to make an informed decision.

“Low carbon nuclear electricity provides the cheapest to consumer cost and would transform our electricity grid,” he said on ABC radio.

“It’s fundamentally important for the people of Australia to know that it is an absolute con to suggest that if we had nuclear electricity it would be more expensive.”

Referring to the CSIRO’s flawed GenCost report Dr Paterson said: “The CSIRO has no expertise in the cost of generation and what they do is take publicly available figures usually in countries that have regulatory environments that are designed to stop nuclear. They take those costs and then they convert them to generation cost using an algorithm that is provided to them by a private sector firm that is not an expert in nuclear industry … the report has no reliability.

“My message to the public is you are being conned … wind is only available on average two days out of five, 40 per cent capacity factor, nuclear power plants globally generate more than 93 per cent capacity factor. Reliable always on low carbon electricity is the best ecological objective.”

Of course it also helps that nuclear would stop the natural environment being scarred with solar farms and wind turbines.

Dutton’s nuclear strategy is sound and in the long term interests of the nation but it is also enormously risky politically.

It’s easier to oppose a thoroughly bad idea like the race-based voice referendum than to advocate for a good idea like nuclear energy, particularly when the rewards are not immediate.

We have become accustomed to immediate gratification when the nation is in dire need of long-term strategies to secure energy supply.

Bring it on Mr Dutton.

JC
JC
June 20, 2024 10:13 pm

Read today :A woman graduated with a masters in education from Stanford university. Ordinarily, this isn’t a newsworthy story, except for she’s 105 years old and took her 80 years.

Here’s the spritely gal

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Muddy
Muddy
June 20, 2024 10:14 pm

A man doesn’t die when his heart stops, he dies when he is forgotten.

This was a viewer’s comment on a brief YouTube dedication to Cpl. Brian Budd V.C. (Posthumous: Afghanistan – U.K. 3 Para).

Without detracting from Cpl. Budd’s courage, the comment is equally applicable to the now-entrenched efforts to selectively erase historical individuals and events in the West.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
June 20, 2024 10:19 pm

A non nutty lefty view on the economics of nuclear energy.

Showing what a thoroughly dishonest shower m0nty and his mates are.

As if we didn’t know.

MatrixTransform
June 20, 2024 10:20 pm

You spend a third of your life on that freaking thing

… like a semi-conscious princess

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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 20, 2024 10:22 pm

Confession.
We didn’t buy the expensive Sporty European Mattress.
Our B-i-L (in his 80’s and loaded) went through a phase of buying mattresses and ditching them when they didn’t restore his youthful vertebrae alignment.
This was one of them.
We paid the shipping.
Not sure I’d pay the 30 large but it is very, very good

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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 20, 2024 10:25 pm

JC
 June 20, 2024 10:13 pm

Read today :A woman graduated with a masters in education from Stanford university. Ordinarily, this isn’t a newsworthy story, except for she’s 105 years old and took her 80 years.

Has she signed up for the PhD?

JC
JC
June 20, 2024 10:28 pm

Has she signed up for the PhD?

Dunno, but it would have to be fast tracked.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
June 20, 2024 10:33 pm

US Nuke Testing to Resume as a Counter to China?
Zipster:
One of the issues here is how many nukes would it take to bring China down.
One.
Let me expand. China has a huge population – 1.4? Billion. It is having trouble feeding them. The Chinese Communist Party remains in power due to a couple of promises

Raising the living standard of the people, and,Feeding the people.If someone – anyone were to launch a nuke – it doesn’t have to be bigger than the standard 400Kt, from the middle of the ocean, and hit the 3 Gorgeous Dams, the resulting floods downstream would wipe out a good third of the Chinese crop.
The need to destroy the major population centers isn’t there – in fact it would be counter productive. A dead peasant doesn’t need food. The civil strife would pull China apart as the starving 1.4 Billion fought for the diminished food stocks.
In the past, China could use the A and B province solution to deal with famine. If Province A was remiss in paying its taxes or had a reputation for being troublesome, the government would send in the troops to confiscate all the food. Province A is no longer and Province B has undying loyalty to authority.
The Chinese population now has more mobility, and the transport system would help the hordes even if the trains and trucks stopped.
The issue would now be a civil war in a country possessing 300+ nukes and the means to deliver them – and the will to do so.
The 3 Gorgeous Dams are a tripwire for the human race.
Who would benefit from the chaos?
I can think of one…

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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 20, 2024 10:37 pm

Stock up on iodine!
Kim Jong Betty is on the warpath again.

KevinM
KevinM
June 20, 2024 10:52 pm

Why kill Tim?

To give Will a chance…..”Fire at Will !”.

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Salvatore - Iron Publican
June 20, 2024 10:55 pm

I feel for the mattress purchasers. In many ways its tougher than buying a car.
Mattresses are something I fancy myself as knowing a bit about, though perhaps I’m just fooling myself that I have some expertise.

When I buy them, I buy about 160 at a time, usually with the bed & all.

Last lot I bought were about $2500 inclusive of freight.

MatrixTransform
June 21, 2024 12:16 am

mind you, taking care of your spine becomes second nature.

meh … apparently, you can buy a whole new spine for about $32K

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 21, 2024 12:59 am

When I buy them, I buy about 160 at a time, usually with the bed & all.

Last lot I bought were about $2500 inclusive of freight.

Bed-bugs included?

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
June 21, 2024 1:21 am

I love how Stevo can drop Cash’s leash amongst all those kids and know nothing bad is going to happen.

I went for a walk the other day and made eye contact with a dog and it snapped. Thankfully the owner had him on a leash.

It scared the sh*t out of me.

—-

Woof Bark Growl:

Cash 2.0 Great Dane at the Americana at Brand in Glendale, California 8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERBBae1-5KM

KevinM
KevinM
June 21, 2024 1:33 am

True or false?
Who knows, but I wouldn’t put it past the Dems, power at any price is the name of the game.

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Tom
Tom
June 21, 2024 4:00 am
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Tom
June 21, 2024 4:01 am
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Tom
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Tom
Tom
June 21, 2024 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
June 21, 2024 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
June 21, 2024 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
June 21, 2024 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
June 21, 2024 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
June 21, 2024 4:07 am
Tom
Tom
June 21, 2024 4:07 am
KevinM
KevinM
June 21, 2024 4:38 am

Tom

Johannes Leak.link has the same pic as Brett Lethbridge!

Can’t be right, not even his style.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
June 21, 2024 4:43 am

Thanks Tom. But the Leak toon was wrong.

KevinM
KevinM
June 21, 2024 5:37 am

We all have to go, he had a good innings.

Actor Donald Sutherland dead at 88

shatterzzz
June 21, 2024 6:09 am

Salvos opened a new op-shop in Hoxton Park yesterday .. soooo being a professional op-shopper off I went .. Picked up several books (as usual) .. Two WW2 standouts ..
 
THE VOLUNTEER by Jack Fairweather .. the true story of the bloke who broke INTO Auschwitz .. always thought this was a myth made up to suit a movie/TV series but, apparently, a true story .. A Pole, Witold Pilicki, broke into Auschwitz in 1940 and was in there until 1943 gathering info on how it functioned … only to have the allies dismiss his report as fevered imagination ……
 
THE FINAL SOLUTION : The Fate of the Jews 1933-49 by David Cesarani ..
1 000 pages and small font .. makes it longer than KL: History of the Concentration Camps by Nikolaus Wachsmann at 800 p ….. which took me 3 weeks to read …!
 
And for those who prefer “out-house” study periods ( a group that, thankfully, doesn’t include me) there was H/Cs from Bathhouse Barry, Mikey, Sparkles and 3 copies of Lisa available .. Tho Harry wasn’t SPARE …. LOL!

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
June 21, 2024 6:30 am

The Daily Chart: The Baby-Makers

The population bomb of the 1960s is so over that the conventional wisdom is rapidly coming to embrace the “birth dearth” hypothesis that Ben Wattenberg and others started suggesting 30 years ago. More and more nations are starting to enact policies intended to raise their total fertility rate.

From the comments:

The only first world country with a birth rate higher than replacement is Israel. When I visited there I remarked at the large number of young families with multiple children. And not just the ultra-Orthodox, basically everybody. It’s a country with faith in its future, current problems notwithstanding.

Could it be that the concept of the citizen as someone who has to be supported is finally meeting its logical conclusion and the citizen is now being seen as the asset to society it really is?

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
June 21, 2024 6:41 am

From The Gateway Pundit:

Explosive Undercover Footage Reveals Biden’s State Department Official Admitting ‘Great Replacement Theory’ is REAL — Admits Deliberately Importing Criminals

As the U.S. faces an unprecedented surge in illegal border crossings, Fitzgerald admits that he and his colleagues are at a loss for solutions.

“There’s no clear answer,” he said.

They’re like the scene from Fantasia with the Sorcerers Apprentice who is flooding the place and Mickey hasn’t a clue how to deal with it.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
June 21, 2024 6:47 am

From the Gateway Pundit:

O’Keefe Media Group on Thursday released an undercover video of the Senior Vice President at The Walt Disney Company detailing discriminatory hiring practices.

The senior VP told OMG’s undercover journalist that Disney is not considering any white men for the job.

“Nobody else is going to tell you this, but they’re not considering any white males for the job,” says Michael Giordano, a Vice President of Business affairs, “there’s no way we’re hiring a white male.”

I assume the shareholders are OK with this statement from the White Man Senior VP? Or should they sack him because of the policy?

mem
mem
June 21, 2024 7:03 am

Help. Last night at 10:13pm BB posted a copy of an article by Rita Panahi. Can someone here tell me where it was published. I wish to refer to it and need proper reference.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
June 21, 2024 7:05 am

The ABC compared to the BBC World Service is a dopey kid playing in a backyard sandpit. The Beeb has global reach and styles itself as “the world’s radio station”. It has plenty of good programs, but also has some fairly dodgy ones, with another about to be launched.
”Whose Truth” will kick off with an examination of “conspiracy theories about covid vaccines”. No prizes for guessing what the line will be, despite the avalanche of info on this topic recently.
It’s noticeable that the media outlets most concerned with “democracy” are the very ones supporting the Biden regime, whose reputation on democracy is rather threadbare. They are also the ones propagating masses of disinformation and misinformation while decrying the “extreme right” for allegedly doing that sort of thing.

Beertruk
Beertruk
June 21, 2024 7:10 am

Help. Last night at 10:13pm BB posted a copy of an article by Rita Panahi. Can someone here tell me where it was published. I wish to refer to it and need proper reference.

Here you go Mem:

Herald Sun

Rita Panahi: Peter Dutton’s energy policy could derail the “clean energy” subsidy gravy train

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Vicki
June 21, 2024 7:16 am

Husband loves breakfast TV. So while I catch up on emails & o/nite Catallaxy, he flicks through channels (another annoying thing!). But my attention was caught just now by an ABC ( yes, he even flicks onto them) report on the explosion of food distribution in Oz to the hungry. It is extraordinary. It is run by a charity & distributes fruit & veg ( & I guess other staples) to families & individuals. It is under such pressure that the girl reporter started to cry!

My point is – the damn government should be questioned about this & why they persist in bringing hundreds of thousands of immigrants into the country when we clearly can’t feed many of our own.

Roger
Roger
June 21, 2024 7:17 am

Could it be that the concept of the citizen as someone who has to be supported is finally meeting its logical conclusion and the citizen is now being seen as the asset to society it really is?

It seems to me that citizenship is under attack across Western countries due to identity politics/neo-tribalism. Israel – if it can be classified as a Western country – would be the outlier here.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
June 21, 2024 7:18 am

Michael Ware was interesting back when he was a war correspondent in Iraq. Now that Sky has elevated him to an almost daily commentary on US Politics, I’m finding him rather less interesting. Just another TDS sufferer, and nowhere near as good as James Morrow.

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Vicki
June 21, 2024 7:18 am

BTW my previous post re the food distribution pressures clearly illustrates the extraordinary increase in the cost of living in the last few years.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
June 21, 2024 7:18 am

Can you imagine the meetings?

Mong 1: We need to put 2 hydroelectric sites out to tender
mong 2: Any bidders?
Mong1: Yeah a heap of companies with extensive backgrounds in managing these projects on time and on budget.

Mong2: What about a failed ex-PM whos turdfingered approach has seen his signature “Florence” machine bogged for months at a time, will finish years past its expected date, and multiples of its original budget??

https://www.afr.com/companies/energy/turnbull-wins-tender-to-develop-hydroelectricity-in-nsw-20240225-p5f7nk

Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has won the right to develop hydroelectricity schemes on two water reservoirs owned by the NSW government in the Hunter Valley.
Mr Turnbull’s private company, Upper Hunter Hydro, will on Monday be selected by WaterNSW as the winner of a competitive tender to access the Glenbawn and Glennies Creek dams and study their suitability for pumped hydro.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
June 21, 2024 7:20 am

If you don’t think the USA is all but finished, consider how many commentariat members are saying the election is going to be close.

shatterzzz
June 21, 2024 7:30 am

Thank God I’m long retired cos I have no idea how the employment sector operates anymore ..! How does someone get sacked over a “private” conversation outside the workplace during lunchbreak ..? The only, obvious, factor here seems to be the complainer is a 251 .. FFS!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13545229/Bryce-got-stood-job-uttering-eyebrow-raising-phrase-workmate-dinner-says-just-word-hes-seen-TV-ruled-that.html

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
June 21, 2024 7:34 am
GreyRanga
GreyRanga
June 21, 2024 7:34 am

Shatterzz I can’t read those sort of books. Not coz I don’t want to know but because I do know and like the Jews “never again” yet here we are. Are we going to have to kill the leftist scum allied with the muzzies who are having no problem doing the same to us? I’ve already decided, that was from a small boy being brought up by a weak father and narcissistic racist mother who thought only the left government would look after you from cradle to grave and it was everyone else’s fault for her poor choices. On the plus side I was brought up to be responsible for my own actions. I learnt hypocrisy before I knew what the word meant. I’ve never turned the other cheek, do it once and the arseholes will walk all over. The meek will inherit is a load of tosh. If you don’t stand up for whats right you get whatever comes your way and if you’re going to go down make sure the bastards hurt. Remember the Russians were more scared of the people behind them than the Germans in front. The old saying of die on your feet is better than living on your knees. I’ve had enough.

Rosie
Rosie
June 21, 2024 7:42 am

“My point is – the damn government should be questioned about this & why they persist in bringing hundreds of thousands of immigrants into the country when we clearly can’t feed many of our own.”
Or it might be changing demographics, people who can afford to buy their own food but have no shame.
I’d be interested to know the circumstances of those seeking assistance.
Is it lots of recent non refugee immigrants or people on student visas?
I’m cynical because
In Canada an Indian immigrant on 93k pa boasted on social media he he got nearly all his food from food banks, he was encouraging his compatriots to do the same(he got doxxed and sacked).
My daughter volunteered occasionally at a food kitchen in Melbourne lots of clients were backpackers, another place people from another well off Asian immigrant demographic sent their elderly parents to get free breakfasts.
Then there was the refugee family asked to stop getting assistance from a well known charity but only after their third trip home to the country they had been granted asylum from.
still there are probably more families feeling the pinch with rising food energy bills and mortgages.
I’d be interested to know the circumstances of those seeking assistance
Apparently despite the sloganing you can ‘eat’ coal.

Crossie
Crossie
June 21, 2024 7:43 am

My point is – the damn government should be questioned about this & why they persist in bringing hundreds of thousands of immigrants into the country when we clearly can’t feed many of our own.

Vicki, a huge percentage of these migrants have the money to price citizens out of the housing market. This has led to the rise in interest rates and so many families having to choose to eat or pay mortgage and keep the house. Why aren’t churches and charities raising these issues? Where is ACOSS? Their rep used to be on TV at every opportunity, nothing these days. Very curious. My guess is they don’t want to embarrass their favourite government.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
June 21, 2024 7:46 am

Sky News Daytime continues to trash itself by having airhead Teals on to talk about anything, but really, energy??

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
June 21, 2024 7:46 am

Vicki
No doubt food supply will be helped by Tanya “Cleopatra of the Murray Darling” gifting 3% of irrigators water entitlements to the Indigenous.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 21, 2024 7:47 am

the Leak toon was wrong

Johannes Leak

The lettuce leaf is back!

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
June 21, 2024 7:49 am

Vicki my daughter lives in a townhouse complex. One of her neighbours drives for Oz Harvest. He makes his first delivery to his own house, never buys food.

shatterzzz
June 21, 2024 7:50 am

How flawed are our gummint systems .. The other day the Renumerations Board upped the wages of politicians despite inflation and whatever else hammering the economy .. I was under the impression that this Board is part of the Public Service and appointed thru PS guidelines .. but it can’t be cos PS aren’t allowed/supposed to hold 2nd “jerbs” ..
The chairman of the Renumerations mob also sits on the board of Woolworths … so who appoints these folk and what “authority” does the RB come under ..?

Roger
Roger
June 21, 2024 7:58 am

“My point is – the damn government should be questioned about this & why they persist in bringing hundreds of thousands of immigrants…”

Speaking of which, I note Albanese’s government is looking to funnel more migrants into regional areas by abolishing preferred occupation lists and the requirement of a job offer.

Apparently we need more Uber drivers out here.

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Black Ball
Black Ball
June 21, 2024 8:00 am

Maybe provide alternative options Crisafulli rather than pull Labor’s dick. Courier Mail:

Federal LNP MP Colin Boyce has told David Crisafulli to “put his big girl pants on” and substantiate his energy plans for the state after the Queensland Opposition Leader rejected the Coalition’s nuclear plan.

Mr Crisafulli was again grilled over his antinuclear stance on Thursday after rejecting the Coalition’s plan to convert the Callide and Tarong power stations into nuclear reactors should the Coalition win the federal election next year.

The energy divide between state and federal MPs was made clear after Federal Member for Flynn Colin Boyce openly thrashed Mr Crisafulli’s energy plans, saying he “couldn’t fathom” how the LNP would meet a 75 per cent emission reduction if it didn’t support nuclear or large pumped hydro projects.

Mr Boyce then accused his fellow party member of not being able to “read the political room”.

“He got the Voice wrong, he got the Treaty wrong, he got emissions wrong and now they’ve got nuclear wrong,” he said.

“Please explain how you’re going to keep the drag lines going, the trains, cement, gas industries which all rely on base load power.

“At some point he’s going to have to substantiate his position. You can’t keep hiding with your head in the sand.”

He then called on Mr Crisafulli to “ his big girl pants on and face the energy issues”.

Mr Crisafulli on Thursday again refuted claims he would rollover on nuclear policy should Peter Dutton become Australia’s next Prime Minister, stating his position was “not changing”.

He also argued that the internal party divide was healthy and served as proof the LNP were “a stronger entity” than Labor, but refused to be drawn on whether he considered nuclear a cheaper energy option.

“We can have a difference of opinion, we can accept that,” he said.

Responding to Mr Boyce’s claims that he had a non-existent energy plan, Mr Crisafulli again refused to be drawn into the federal debate, saying Mr Boyce was free to campaign on federal energy policy as he pleased.

But he discredited Mr Boyce’s comments, reiterating his support for small hydro plants and getting the Callide power plant back online.

“Mr Boyce made his decision to run for federal parliament and he is free to campaign on federal energy policy,” he said.

“When it comes to our state team, our position has not changed as we are focused on delivering our plan for an affordable, reliable and sustainable energy mix that includes achievable, smaller pumped-hydro projects and maintenance guarantees on power plants, like Callide, to ensure they don’t fail.”

The LNP did not support the Voice to parliament.

Er Mr Crisafulli, have you been keeping an eye on Florence in the Snowy Mountains? Pumped hydro is simply not viable.
And have you indeed canvassed the ideas of your state colleagues? You could well be surprised with that.
Either get on board or get out of the way.

Black Ball
Black Ball
June 21, 2024 8:05 am

Just get the feeling that Crisafulli isn’t serious. All the polls suggest that Miles and his fellow band of cockfaces are going to be flushed. Still have to work hard however.

shatterzzz
June 21, 2024 8:08 am

My point is – the damn government should be questioned about this & why they persist in bringing hundreds of thousands of immigrants into the country when we clearly can’t feed many of our own.

Fair point .. BUT .. who would, actually, do the questioning ..? This wasn’t listed on Labor’s election platform, the opposition is .. useless .. and the majority of the media (print/TV/radio) luvs all things Luigi .. so who is left with enuf “listen to me” to be heard ..?
The vote-herd don’t count except for a coupla weeks before any election when the “freebies” are rolled out, to be, mostly, forgotten the day after but serve their purpose on the day ……
Reality is .. once in we (vote-herd) end up inundated with decisions we were/aren’t consulted about and no “power” to change anything .. election after election ……..

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
June 21, 2024 8:10 am

BoN can’t see Luigi without it being Leak’s vision of him. That cartoon depicted the Liars to a tee. Yesterday’s news was brilliant, whether the MSM intended it to be or not but the frenzied attack on Dutton was a sight to behold. I’m sure I could smell the poo. They were shiiting themselves. The fear in their eyes. Is this the first point of difference in the Uniparty? Going by the number coming out against Dutton the polling must be a lot worse than they’re letting on. Stupid faced Blowen hasn’t had his usual stupid grin on, now its the serious stupid look. How I hope the idiots that vote for this rabble hurt till their collective arses bleed.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
June 21, 2024 8:15 am

Wife noticed last night that none of the nuclear naysayers can pronounce nuclear. Not one.

Roger
Roger
June 21, 2024 8:16 am

Just get the feeling that Crisafulli isn’t serious. 

He’s adopted a small target strategy.

Easy to do when you don’t appear to have any policy convictions anyway.

Vicki
June 21, 2024 8:17 am

While I am a state of outrage – my other beef, as many Cats know – is the dishonesty involved in solar sale to the grid that is emerging,

We have a 10kw solar system (52 panels) at the farm & sell excess energy to the grid. When payments started plunging husband began to record our usage. Not surprisingly he discovered huge discrepancies – eg a sudden rise in usage when we were in fact in Sydney. Many calls to our provider suddenly saw a reversal of these weird discrepancies but we suspect there may be a return to the trend. Two different entities are involved -one “reads” the meter remotely, the other (our retail provider) charges us or sends us money.

For a while we suspected that the entity which reads the usage was actually “averaging”, rather than calculate both usage & sale of energy. This may be the case, but I expect we will need the Ombudsman to decide & adjudicate the legality of what is occurring. But the fact is, that unlike most consumers, we can actually monitor & precisely record our usage,

We live in the Wild West in so many ways,

Tom
Tom
June 21, 2024 8:19 am

My apologies for buggering up the ‘toons earlier and many thanks to BoN for providing the correct like for Johannes Leak.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 21, 2024 8:23 am

‘Never daunted’: Donald Sutherland dead aged 88

  • By Alyssa Lukpat
  • Dow Jones
  • 8:01AM June 21, 2024
  • 53 Comments

Donald Sutherland, an actor with cross-generational appeal who starred in hits including the M*A*S*H and the Hunger Games movie franchise, has died, his son said Thursday. He was 88.
Kiefer Sutherland, an actor and star of the TV show “24,” announced the death in a social-media post, saying, “He loved what he did and did what he loved, and one can never ask for more than that. A life well lived.”

The Canadian actor had a career that spanned seven decades. His big break came in the 1967 film “The Dirty Dozen,” where he played one of a dozen convicted murderers sent to assassinate German officers during World War II.
He was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in “M*A*S*H” as Hawkeye Pierce, a surgeon in the Korean War.
Other films include “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” and “Animal House,” both in 1978, and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” in 1992.
To younger audiences, he was known for his turn as the antagonist President Snow in the “Hunger Games” franchise from 2012 to 2015.’

Roger
Roger
June 21, 2024 8:26 am

Keir Starmer has announced he’ll remove tax breaks from “independent schools” and apply 20% VAT to fees.

Christian schools are the target, but will Muslim and Hindu colleges be caught up in the changes too? Peak bodies representing both groups have issued election manifestos calling for more government support for their schools.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
June 21, 2024 8:41 am

RIP Oddball from Kelly’s Heroes.

bons
bons
June 21, 2024 8:50 am

I bought my last mattress from a very interesting manufacturer located just down the road (in QLD terms).

He only manufactures bespoke units for top floor top hotels and upmarket tourist developments etc. He also does medical and, disgustingly, an increasing number of NDIS scams.

He will do individual orders and provides a try before you buy service for a couple of weeks, and yep, he has had scammers disappear with the trial mattress.

He is a funny fella. He has a range that he quiety refers to as the ‘house guest range”. “Don’t make them too comfortable or they might stay”.

I amazes me that an individual manufacturer can thrive in these times. I guess quality works.

If you order, you get a tour of the factory which is fascinating.

Rufus T Firefly
Rufus T Firefly
June 21, 2024 8:53 am

https://www.wsj.com/world/middle-east/israeli-military-says-hamas-cant-be-destroyed-escalating-feud-with-netanyahu-c72f549e

The IDF are saying the quiet bit out loud.
The fact that this (obvious) remark is leaked to the WSJ by the IDF, shows that there are huge problems in Camelot on the Mount.

Rabz
June 21, 2024 8:56 am

How on earth did Mike “duelling banjos” Burgess get another five year appointment as head of the staggeringly incompetent utterly useless world class joke of a farce that is ASIO?

Oh that’s right – his tireless pursuit of (imaginary) garage nayzees and other “far right” extremists (i.e. normal people), as opposed to actual real moozley nayzees and various other anti-Semitic imbeciles that are creating havoc across the country in scenes reminiscent of 1930s Germany. Not to mention of course that he’s an albansleazey gubment lickspittle.

Absolutely bloody disgraceful.

Indolent
Indolent
June 21, 2024 8:57 am
Indolent
Indolent
June 21, 2024 8:59 am
Win
Win
June 21, 2024 8:59 am

Christafuli has always been more Labor than LNP .He has to be a plant.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 21, 2024 9:01 am

Well this guy thinks Hamas can be eradicated.

Son of Hamas co-founder: ‘We can remove Hamas, cut the head, and let the tail die’ (20 Jun)

Mosab Hassan Yousef calls to ‘stop the lame excuse’ of saying that Hamas is an idea that can’t be destroyed.

He might know a bit about such things.

Rosie
Rosie
June 21, 2024 9:01 am
Indolent
Indolent
June 21, 2024 9:02 am

@mazemoore

Trump’s opening at the debate:

“America, before we start, I just want to say one thing. During our last debate, Joe Biden looked into the camera and told you that his son’s laptop was a Russian plant, knowing it wasn’t true. He told you that neither he nor his son have ever taken money from China. He told you that he has never taken a dime from any foreign source. He lied to you. Those have all been proven to be lies. Why would you believe anything he says tonight?”

Carry on.

Indolent
Indolent
June 21, 2024 9:04 am
Old Lefty
Old Lefty
June 21, 2024 9:05 am

Yet another front opens in the ABC’s war on Christianity:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-06-21/catholic-church-leases-manly-fairy-bower/103952550

All they need now is a poor downtrodden multi-million Aire resident of Fairy Bower who is a part-indigenous trannie.

Roger
Roger
June 21, 2024 9:06 am

Apparently there’s a lot of money in tacos.

Who knew?

Speaking of Mexican cuisine, there’s a push on to shame avocado lovers into making their indulgence an occasional treat rather than regular fare.

The fruit has a higher “carbon footprint” than most and also requires huge amounts of water.

Activists want to make growing the fruit “more sustainable”, which, when translated, means only the rich will be able to afford to eat them.

Happily, we have one in the orchard which produced upwards of 100 fruit last season without getting much attention.

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Rosie
Rosie
June 21, 2024 9:07 am
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 21, 2024 9:10 am

Number of commenters, in the piece on Donald Sutherland, who have to have it pointed out that, yes, “MASH” was set in the Korean War, but it was a satire on the Vietnam War…

Titus Groates
Titus Groates
June 21, 2024 9:11 am

Have been laid low the last couple of days with an awful cold. Can’t work in my usual space due to danger of passing on my virus to vulnerable people.

So resting up at home. I don’t watch much tele these days but have watch two old movies.

First one was a western, “The Big Country” from 1959. Starring Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston, Burl Ives, Jean Simmons, Carol Baker and Chuck Conners.

I am not a big western fan, but this was a great story. Sort of a Hatfields vs McCoys battle for water and pasture.

Very long, but greatly entertaining. Burl Ives got a deserved Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Great cast, though I thought Gregory Peck was miscast.

He always played thoughtful, well considered wise men, like Atticus Finch. In this movie he seemed a little stiff and wooden. The fight scene between him and Chuck Heston was unintentionally hilarious.

But great movie and wonderful cinematography and scenery.

The other movie was on SBS movies, The Final Countdown from 1980.

The USS Nimitz goes through a timewarp and finds itself near Pearl Harbour the day before December 7th, 1941.

Do you fight the Japs and change history with a bunch of F-14 Tomcats against Mitsubishi Zeros and Betty Bombers?

Of course you fight! But of course circumstances prevail as well as budget restraints for the movie.

Full of logical holes but highly entertaining. Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, the lovely Katherine Ross, James Farrentino, Ron O’Neal and Charles Durning (a genuine WW2 hero).

The real stars were the Nimitz and the Tomcats. Some of the aerial footage is astounding. No CGI just real aircraft.

Both fillums highly recommended.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 21, 2024 9:11 am

‘Three-eyed fish’ comments not helpful, nuclear experts dispel safety fears
[Unlinkable OZ]

Energy experts and the Coalition have dismissed attempts by Labor to stoke fears about the safety risk posed by nuclear power, as the Albanese government begins its scare campaign in response to Peter Dutton’s atomic plan. 

Hard to imagine any sentient politician who didn’t expect a stock-in-trade tsunami of boogaloo and three eyed fish.

Properly done, the Nuclear Policy would have come with a well-designed information package on safety; ranging from colouring-in pages for journalists, through expert opinion, statistical data, to statistical comparisons with other generation sources – and including easy to read summaries showing why Chernobyl and Fukushima are not representative (or even relevant) to current safety standards.

And another one pulling the wings off the excruciating GenCost bullshit.

Rosie
Rosie
June 21, 2024 9:14 am

These stories are so annoying.
This bloke has a special arrangement on Magnetic island, what will the second third fourth fifth EV owner to arrive do?
and so what if you had a good run this time, the more electric cars on the road the more you’ll be waiting for a charger and please what is the difference between an entry price EV and an entry price ice car?
And then there’s the ever increasing price of electricity.
https://au.news.yahoo.com/tesla-owner-reveals-true-cost-of-epic-3000km-road-trip-082135452.html

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
June 21, 2024 9:19 am

bons my mate does a lot of work for individuals with lots of money building one offs to suit. Usually there are off the shelf alternatives but don’t look right or poorly designed. Gets work by word of mouth. Does quite a bit of restoration work. He’s known all over for some of his work. Others try and fail to copy him. I can skite and say I’ve done some woodwork for him where the client said they’d never imagine it would look so good. All I did was finish what was an engineering masterpiece. I may have missed my calling. I have an ability with the aesthetic, something I didn’t understand when I was young even though it was there. I need another lifetime to do the things I should have done.

Rosie
Rosie
June 21, 2024 9:21 am

‘Yet another front opens in the ABC’s war on Christianity:’
The framing of that story as dispossession of aboriginal people. Millions and millions of hectares used for hunting and gathering spoken about like it’s a Scottish crofter booted out by a greedy Laird.
The Catholic Church got land in the then boonies and the ABC sulks because 170 years later it’s prime real estate.
Give it a rest.
Why is that even ‘newsworthy’?

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Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 21, 2024 9:23 am

Hard to imagine any sentient politician who didn’t expect a stock-in-trade tsunami of boogaloo and three eyed fish.

They went full retard. Never go full retard!

Nuclear scare campaign slammed after Labor hits back at Coalition’s energy policy with three-eyed fish and wastelands (Sky News, 20 Jun)

Labor and the union movement have been roasted online and by the Coalition after their wild onslaught of anti-nuclear scare campaign memes backfired.

Streisanding to infinity and beyond!

Rabz
June 21, 2024 9:24 am

a stock-in-trade tsunami of boogaloo and three eyed fish

Not to mention three eyed nookular fuelled koalas*.

*Note the imbecile pushing this puerile idiocy – another labore pardee “economist” blessed with a brain the size of a peanut.

Mother Lode
Mother Lode
June 21, 2024 9:26 am

O’Keefe Media Group on Thursday released an undercover video of the Senior Vice President at The Walt Disney Company detailing discriminatory hiring practices.

I saw the clip of the admission on X.

The guy suggested that they kept doing it because there is money in appealing to niche audiences. The fact they are losing so much more from normies would seem to be lost on them. And the results are in. Disney has produced just one flop after another, culminating (to date) in The Acolyte. Even then I suspect they are already striving to outdo even that.

I hear that their one great hope is Deadpool & Wolverine, which features two unabashedly straight, white, male characters. (Actually, I do not know that they are straight. All I know is that they have not been retconned into one of those changeling QWERTY’s so beloved by Disney.) But that will only be one movie and will not be able to offset the absolute disaster of the rest of the year.

One of the people I watch on YouTube is Overlord DVD. He seems to have contacts in Disney who let him in on what is happening there which he reports as unverified (since he himself cannot verify it) but builds up scenarios based on what he hears which are often borne out be later events. According to him according to his sources there has been frenzied activity at this latest debacle suggesting the board is finally getting sick of the flops.

In 2012 Disney bought the rights to Star Wars from George Lucas and LucasFilm is a Disney company now, misruled by the egregious Kathleen Kennedy. Anyway, it would seem that they have still not recouped anywhere near the money they paid.

Roger
Roger
June 21, 2024 9:27 am

Properly done, the Nuclear Policy would have come with…

You’re assuming the plan is to actually build the things, Doc.

Never take a politician’s utterances at face value.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
June 21, 2024 9:33 am
bons
bons
June 21, 2024 9:40 am

Starmter is going to be an inflection point for the whole of Western democracy. Like all Leftists he has no understanding of limits.

Will he push the Brits too far?. I think he will. Moslem supremacist violence, politicised police and the eventual realisation by the ruling class that racist marxism will swallow them as well as the little people should elicit a response.

My Kent based daughter claims that the farmers are finally beginning to organise. She half believes that Starmer will drive her out of business. The corporate eco thugs are already circling.

Apparently, an increasingly popular meme is photos of Kent families on the Downs watching the Battle of Britain with a range of captions discussing wasted sacrifice.

Our no longer close Remainder friends, whose kids all work in Dubai think it is wonderful. Back into the EU with no referendum – wonderful for the kids’ careers.

What a joy it will be see the Millibrand authoritarian anarchists back on the scene!

Muddy
Muddy
June 21, 2024 9:43 am

Another small parcel sent to local friends in PNG has ‘gone missing.’ Previously it was the postal service (including trying to extort an extra ‘fee’ to the addressee at Lae), this time it seems the package (containing only four items of clothing) was thieved by customs in Moresby. It’s challenging trying to support anyone there, because postage costs more than the contents, and about 50% of the time the parcels are stolen. Minimising the value and description of the contents on the customs form doesn’t seem to have worked. Again. *Sigh* (First world problems!).

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
June 21, 2024 9:45 am

A new historical Australian wartime film for Top Ender to review.

https://youtu.be/X7fe0xFBpeM

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 21, 2024 9:47 am

The strangest election campaign in decades.

BBC did the usual, held a debate last night and somehow forgot to invite the second highest polling party leader.

BBC Question Time fans issue same complaint as Nigel Farage’s absence sparks fury (20 Jun)

There are just so many parasitic organizations deserving of bulldozers that infest our nations these days.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
June 21, 2024 9:49 am

Things going as expected in France..

https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/jun/20/jews-questioning-their-future-in-france-amid-fears-about-rise-in-extremism
Many Jewish people are “questioning [their] future in France”, a community leader has said, after a 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped in a suspected antisemitic attack and fears deepen about the rise of extremism before a parliamentary election this month.
“The climate is very, very difficult for Jews,” Yonathan Arfi, the president of the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions (Crif), said on Thursday. “People are very, very worried about the future,” he said. “People are, I would say, questioning the future in France.”

On Tuesday evening, two 13-year-old boys were charged with the rape of a 12-year-old Jewish girl in a Paris suburb. They were also charged with issuing death threats as well as antisemitic insults and violence.
The suspects beat the girl and forced her to have sex “while uttering death threats and antisemitic remarks”, one police source told Agence France-Presse.

“boys”, “Boys” of a certain group by any chance??

Eddystone
Eddystone
June 21, 2024 9:55 am

Test

Black Ball
Black Ball
June 21, 2024 10:09 am

Albo cracking the shits because some Michael reporter asked him about the three eyed memes surrounding Dutton’s nuclear proposal?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 21, 2024 10:15 am

Dr Faustus
 June 21, 2024 9:11 am

‘Three-eyed fish’ comments not helpful, nuclear experts dispel safety fears

m0nster’s lot haven’t got much to go on.
They know that any serious attempt to knock noocular power over on genuine safety grounds will fall flat.
So all they’ve got is tired old Simpson’s memes from the ’90’s.
Low energy.
Sad.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
June 21, 2024 10:16 am

Crisafulli anti nuclear stance not going down well on 4BC or in Courier Mail comments. Comments in Courier Mail indicate One Nation will benefit at state election.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 21, 2024 10:18 am

Lisa Wilkinson taking expensive risk ‘going back for her hat’
By stephen rice

  • NSW Editor
  • 6:05AM June 21, 2024

Another battle looms for Lisa Wilkinson in her bid to overturn adverse findings against her by Justice Michael Lee in Bruce Lehrmann’s failed defamation case: who will pay for her latest legal foray?
The television presenter’s estranged employer, Network Ten, is already playing hardball on reimbursing the $1.8m in legal fees she racked up in defending the mammoth case with separate legal representation led by top defamation silk Sue Chrysanthou SC.
In April, following a trial believed to have cost at least $10m, Justice Lee found that, on the balance of probabilities Mr Lehrmann raped Brittany Higgins in Parliament House in 2019.
However, he also found that Ten and Wilkinson had failed in their defence of qualified privilege – that is, that they had failed to act fairly and reasonably in the preparation and aftermath of the story.
Now Wilkinson is seeking to overturn Justice Lee’s finding that her conduct in the ­Higgins story was improper and unjustifiable, claiming he made more than 50 errors in his judgment.
In a notice of contention filed with the Federal Court on Wednesday, Wilkinson claims Justice Lee made multiple errors both in his findings about her conduct and about the rape of Ms Higgins by Mr Lehrmann.

However, it is far from clear that Ten will be willing to fund the new case, with Ms Chrysanthou ­revealed last month to have billed Wilkinson $8000 for each full day in court, along with $800 an hour for preparation, conferences, advices and travelling time.
Solicitors from Gillis Delaney Lawyers also charged Wilkinson amounts running into hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Some defamation lawyers ­queried the wisdom of Wilkinson’s latest move, wondering whether – as Justice Lee observed of Mr Lehrmann – having won a ­substantial part of her case, ­Wilkinson might be making the mistake of “going back for her hat”.
The presenter risks the Full Court of the Federal Court upholding Justice Lee’s finding that she failed in her duty as a journalist to act fairly and reasonably.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 21, 2024 10:23 am

You’re assuming the plan is to actually build the things, Doc.

Never take a politician’s utterances at face value.

Wise words.
Based on the Coalition’s policy document, I have no expectation that any real thinking has gone out as far as building anything.

What I was imagining however was that, having led off with nuclear engineering as an election issue, Team Dutton would have thought to address the screamingly obvious political points.

My concern is that if Dutton gets this wrong and can’t manage the Vibe, any sensible adult debate on nuclear energy in Australia will (yet again) be pushed out anther 15-20 years – and into the weeds and abandoned car bodies of a dystopian renewable energy future.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
June 21, 2024 10:23 am

This article at Courier Mail online had its comments closed after only 6 approved since it went up at midnight :

Dozens of Queensland place names set to be changed by state government
Dozens of Queensland place names deemed offensive – mainly to First Nations people – are to be changed by the State Government.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
June 21, 2024 10:24 am

I just got an email from Ozfarmers to do a shop for some glass jars – the jars were $97, the shipping $62. Looked up the address – Canada? Say what?
But they knew my address, CC details, and, I suspect my hat size.
Never heard of them, but they claim I signed up to their store in January and so authorised them to send me specials.
Now that may be the case, but why ‘Ozfarmers’ purporting to be an Australian company?
No wonder scams are so successful – our private information is open to every dodgy Nigerian Prince.

duncanm
duncanm
June 21, 2024 10:34 am

Pauline’s latest is pretty good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iDk4m1R3Jo

Muddy
Muddy
June 21, 2024 10:35 am

A (lengthy) response to Old Lefty and Rosie’s posts re Christianity and Australian indigenes:

Where the does the munni that is showered (recklessly, without evaluation of outcomes/investment) on indig causes – and which they constantly demand more of – come from? Would it have been produced by the unimproved land pre-settlement, or does it arise due to taxes on the improvements/value that has been added to that land, including the development of businesses that employ people and create opportunities for more than a highly structured elite to potentially benefit from their labour, intellectual property, and risk?

Like the reconstruction of indigenous culture which I have previously commented upon as being almost entirely enabled by non-indigenous Australians, the application of non-indigenous concepts such as individual land ownership has enabled new generations of indig life to be reconstructed.

Again, without non-indigenous Australians, their culture and belief systems, there would be no vestige of pre-settlement Australia remaining. WE allow YOU to identify as something that your ancestors largely rejected and discarded. Your identity was NOT stolen from you by mythical boogeymen of a colour that doesn’t exist in humanity, it evolved as your ancestors accepted the opportunities that were offered from those who had developed alternative technologies and belief systems.

To reject and erase those of your ancestors who chose to initially straddle two remarkably different worlds (an unenviable task), is to spit on their memory, and their attempts to provide better opportunities for those who came after them.

No-one pretends that mistakes were not made, misunderstandings not experienced, and that, as happens in populations, some individuals were less motivated by compassion than others. To witness, however, the lavish, unencumbered oceans of material and moral support your reconstructed (NOT a derogatory term, by the way) identity receives from those who see you as almost mirror images of themselves, should be enough – to any reasonable, healthy-minded person – to dispel the vile slurs that have redefined the footprints of those who built the luxury you now enjoy.

Cassie of Sydney
June 21, 2024 10:45 am

Geez, this morning I read this in The Oz…

Leaders call for police action after pro-Palestinian vandals attack Trades Hall

Crikey, golly gosh, stop the presses!

On Monday night 9 October 2023, in an infamous episode that now stains the very soil of this country, frothing, hysterical and unhinged leftist and Muslim scum (that included a Plibersek staffer and a son of a sitting NSW Labor minister) gathered at Sydney Town Hall (witnessed by me) and were later escorted down to the Sydney Opera House by NSWaffen Police where they screeched, screamed and shouted….

F*ck the Jews
Gas the Jews (oh yes they did)

and perhaps the most sinister…

Where’s the Jews

NSWaffen stood by and did nothing whilst the above incitement was screeched, flares were set off and Israeli flags burnt.

No one has been charged from that night, the only person dragged away from Town Hall was a Jew trying to unfurl an Israeli flag. In the courtyard of St Andrew’s cathedral, the Reverend Mark Leach, himself halachically Jewish, also tried to unfurl an Israeli flag and for his crime he was chased by Muslims, finally seeking refuge on Bathurst Street.

Meanwhile this Jew had made a quick exit because she felt threatened, that’s how potent the unhinged hatred was that hideous night. And then I got home to learn that the NSWaffen Police had declared Sydney’s CBD ‘Judenfrei’, and I remember feeling chills cover my whole body, I started shaking and I screamed.

Meanwhile, since that night, the mighty NSWaffen have ‘swooped’ down on supposed neo-Nazis at a train station in North Sydney and the mighty NSWaffen have been busy rounding up rioters from the Wakeley Church stabbing in April.

In November 2023, on the back of a blood blood libel that would have made the Tsarist secret police proud, leftist and Muslim scum initiated an attempted pogrom on Melbourne’s Jews in the suburb of Caulfield, a suburb where lots of Jews happen to live, the scum congregated outside a synagogue, on the holy Sabbath, with the result that Jews had to be evacuated.. Victoria Police did almost nothing, and the Victorian government remained mute, the left in general muttered mealy-mouthed platitudes about ‘soshul coheshun’, always referring to Jew hatred in the same breath as Islamophobia, but we all know that they are NOT the same

That night in November, hearing about what was happening in Caulfield, I felt those chills again, and I remember wondering if I had woken up and found myself living in Kiev in 1905 or Safed in 1929.

The following night, NSWaffen provided a personal escort for a convoy of Nazi scum to drive through Jewish areas of Sydney. The leader of that convoy was a convicted terrorist.

Since then, every Sunday, there have been Jew hate fests in Sydney and Melbourne CBDs, the participants screaming a call for genocide, a genocide of Jews.

It goes on, Israeli survivors of October 7 harassed at a Melbourne hotel, when the Nazi leftist and Muslim scum stormed the hotel. Victoria Police stood by and did nothing. In February Jews were assaulted outside a Melbourne council meeting. Victorian Police stood by and did nothing, preferring to drag away the Jew.

Jewish businesses are vandalised, Jews are doxxed and harassed online. Jews are harassed at Australian universities, Scopus school was daubed with ‘Jew die” graffiti, graffiti is regularly sprayed in Jewish suburbs….a Jewish MP’s electoral office vandalised.

Last night I attended a concert at the Jewish Museum. To get in, you go through security which is exactly like the security at an airport.

But back to Trades Hall. I remember the silence, the excuses, and the paltry words from scum on the left, including the slob who comments here, that same slob who has spent years here screeching ‘Nazi” at those whose opinions he doesn’t like yet when real Nazis appear he says nothing…and why would he? He agrees with them.

And so this morning, reading in the The Oz that union leader Luke Hilakari is now ­urging Victoria Police to treat the pro-Palestinian attacks on and Trades Hall more seriously, branding the vandals “cowards” and “morons”.

Well..hang on, aren’t they just ‘letting off steam’? Please excuse my cynical laughter. You see Mr Hilakari, the time for serious action was back on 9 October 2023. But that ship has now sailed and that old adage applies perfectly here….

You reap what you sow.

There are consequences to excuse making, to silence, to appeasement, to siding with evil and one of those consequences is that one day they will come for you too, as they did in the early hours of Thursday morning at Trades Hall, Melbourne.

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Rosie
Rosie
June 21, 2024 10:50 am

“he also found that Ten and Wilkinson had failed in their defence of qualified privilege – that is, that they had failed to act fairly and reasonably in the preparation and aftermath of the story.”
If Lehrmann is successful in his appeal, ten and Wilkinson could be up for damages, bigly.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 21, 2024 10:52 am

So all they’ve got is tired old Simpson’s memes from the ’90’s.

Escuse?

Science has known since the 1950’s that toxic wastes from noocular power stations are going to release Godzilla.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 21, 2024 10:57 am

Interesting story for China-watching Cats.

Is the Chinese Military Crumbling Under Xi? It Seems Like It… (19 Jun)

Xi Jinping appears to have a problem with corruption and discipline in his military, which is 1) not a good thing when it’s your primary means of subjugating folks around you and 2) entirely expected where Communist regimes are concerned.

The Chinese President is calling for “deep reflection” among his military forces as he renews his focus on corruption, which has plagued China in recent months. His call comes after what the Wall Street Journal describes as a “purge that has brought down more than a dozen senior generals and defense-industry executives.”

Recently, Xi was embarrassed to find that missiles were filled with water rather than fuel, with officials pocketing the money meant to make the missiles fly.

The anything-goes mentality is pretty strong in China, seeing that baby milk companies were using toxic melamine to fake protein levels in their product. A lot of babies died, and that led to the raid by expatriate Chinese on Australian supermarket shelves for baby powder. So it would not be out of character for missile force officers to sell the fuel out of their own missiles to make a buck.

vr
vr
June 21, 2024 11:13 am

My favourite Donald Sutherland film is “Ordinary People“.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 21, 2024 11:22 am

My favourite Donald Sutherland film is “Ordinary People“.

I must rewatch the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie.
Admittedly Ms Gellar in the TV series was a better Buffy than Ms Swanson, but Donald Sutherland was the quintessential mentor character.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 21, 2024 11:29 am

If you want to know what brought that on, it was this nice write up at News.com.au.

Hunger Games, Dirty Dozen star Donald Sutherland dead at 88 (21 Jun)

“With a heavy heart, I tell you that my father, Donald Sutherland, has passed away,” actor Kiefer Sutherland wrote on X/Twitter.

“I personally think one of the most important actors in the history of film. Never daunted by a role, good, bad or ugly. He loved what he did and did what he loved, and one can never ask for more than that. A life well lived.”

Seconded. He was a trouper.

Eyrie
Eyrie
June 21, 2024 11:32 am

Re water in the Chinese missiles
I doubt there is much of a black market for hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide.

Cassie of Sydney
June 21, 2024 11:35 am

My favourite Donald Sutherland film is the very creepy horror film…..Don’t Look Now.

Vicki
June 21, 2024 11:43 am

As an a example of how old and stupid I have become – I recently allowed a local Greenie/ Indig culture fanatic on to our property to see the Bora Ring & other egs of indigenous presence. I know, I know – stunningly stupid. But she pleaded to see them. And promptly photographed them! She wants the local mob in town to be able to visit but that is really verboten, & I won’t relent. It is now in the hands of Providence.

It really was brain fade on steroids.

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 21, 2024 11:44 am

Klute is my favourite Miss Daniels my name is Klute. John Klute.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 21, 2024 11:45 am

The local businessman, who has had repeated appearances in Court, and repeated adjournments, for upsetting the mythical Rainbow Serpent, had had his case adjourned, yet again..we are supposed to take this malarkey, seriously?

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 21, 2024 11:47 am

Doesn’t look like Albo’s hysterically over-the-top scare campaign is going to work.

Support for renewables plummets while nuclear energy’s popularity increases in positive polling sign for Coalition (Sky News, 21 Jun)

The polling which was recorded by Freshwater Strategy, revealed support for nuclear power had gained five points to reach 37 per cent in the last nine months, while support for renewables had significantly waned since May last year, dropping 15 points from 74 per cent to 59 per cent.

According to the data, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (43 per cent) is also only two points ahead of Peter Dutton (41 pr cent) in the preferred prime minister survey.

Modest numbers but they’re in the face of massive MSM support for renewables and equally massive negative press about nuclear energy. This poll and others like it may be what has gotten Albo and Chalmers so panicked.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 21, 2024 11:54 am

And Crisafulli’s small target strategy is not working either.

Pauline Hanson claims Queensland Opposition Leader David Crisafulli has ‘dug his own grave’ by opposing nuclear power (20 Jun)

This right after the Robert Irwin flounce went viral. I think the Qld LNP should be doing an emergency spill.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
June 21, 2024 12:10 pm

Swanson was the prima Buffy, tho Gellar had better writers.
She was also a decent Diana Palmer cursed by a woeful fillum.
But the Babe-Off stakes can be decided by only one factor- Kristy has aged very very nicely, where Sarah Michelle has had something of a screen siren slump.

Roger
Roger
June 21, 2024 12:14 pm

She wants the local mob in town to be able to visit but that is really verboten…

Especially if they should turn up with kippas in tow and cutting stones in hand, intent on some cultural reenactment.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
June 21, 2024 12:16 pm

Someone told me that monty had three eyes – all brown.

bons
bons
June 21, 2024 12:21 pm

A pal worked on Campbell’s anti bikie task force. They reported to Crisafulli who was known to be hard arse, demanding and gungho.

What has happened to him?

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 21, 2024 12:21 pm

Don’t Look Now and Oddball in Kelly’s Heroes. Two ends of the spectrum.

MatrixTransform
June 21, 2024 12:25 pm

Lithium-ion batteries are causing more than 10,000 fires a year in Australia

couldn’t contact a particular building manager during the week

2 days later he finally rang back and apologized,

sorry, been swamped with meetings. we had a fire on monday

I asked what happened …

apparently somebody bought their electric scooter to work

and it decided to self combust

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
June 21, 2024 12:28 pm
MatrixTransform
June 21, 2024 12:30 pm
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 21, 2024 12:43 pm

Like many people, I had to go for the smelling salts when I saw that Guzman y Gomez listed on the ASX yesterday and finished the day with a market cap of $3 billion.
That’s $3,000,000,000.
What return would I want on my investment?
Let’s say I am looking for a fairly modest 7.5%.
Guzman y Gomez have 200 stores, so if I crudely allocate invested capital equally to each one, that is an investment of $15 million per store.
If I want my modest 7.5% return, that means each store has to return $1.125m per annum.
I don’t see it.
Of course, they are talking growth, as all good spruikers of sharemarket floats do.
Just looking at my records of retail floats and there are many, many entries in the “Collapsed in a Heap” column, and very few in the “To the Moon and Back Exponential Growth” column.

Chris
Chris
June 21, 2024 12:43 pm

The WA Museum just sent me a survey about my recent museum experience. Had a box to make a comment!

It made me conscious that as a Western-Australian born white male heterosexual miner from a farming background who has military service and supports art, opera, ballet, the WASO and target shooting, I am not as good a human being as the wise curators of the culture my taxes pay for.

After that it had pages of boxes as whether I dientify as oogabooga, buuugerer, refugerer, or/and genderer, or four categooories of arts suuuppooorter.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
June 21, 2024 12:46 pm

Might have had a little win with my ex-copper mates impending date with the coroners court.
I looked for WA polices policies, they are not available unless you physically attend the state library, and are allowed to read a redacted CD version.
(shades of hitchhikers guide to the galaxy)

I thought id email the Police union to see if they could assist, informing them of the chap I was seeking to assist, and how he was looking at attending the hearing unrepresented.

I then received a text from my mate, in less than an hour they had rung him seeking to clear up the “misunderstanding” and it appears he will now be represented after all.

In that request I did drop my JP number as a little prompt..

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 21, 2024 12:49 pm

bons
 June 21, 2024 12:21 pm

A pal worked on Campbell’s anti bikie task force. They reported to Crisafulli who was known to be hard arse, demanding and gungho.

What has happened to him?

Not such a mystery.
He is out of the same mould as John Prosciutto. A noisy bully with underlings and the weak, but totally sycophantic with those who out-rank him or he perceives as having some power.
Ask your pal this … Did he ever publicly stand up to his bosses and, when he was being “gung ho” did he ask for his underlings to deliver “gung ho type recommendations” to him before he went all gung ho-ish.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 21, 2024 12:53 pm

EXCLUSIVEAdam Bandt sends an email fundraising off the death of his dog – and it has to be seen to be believed: ‘Give now!’
Daily Mail.

Rabz
June 21, 2024 12:58 pm

Any Cats had a similar experience? A mate emailed me this regarding his electrickery provider:

“They enrolled me automatically into a new demand and response scheme. It’s a new contract. It’s illegal to do that without me accepting. The terms give them the power to auto load shed me at peak times. However the friendly web site states they will just ask me to turn off appliances by sms.”

Further enquiries revealed another example of their wonderful customer service:

“The worst thing is that the functionality on their web site to opt out doesn’t work.” 

As for the latter, I could only observe, “Gee, who’da thunk it?”.

Has the provider breached the law – “silence is acceptance” and all that?

Kneel
Kneel
June 21, 2024 1:02 pm

“It’s always nice to be in a room with like-minded people.”

It is, however I tend to agree with these two commentators statements too:

Dan Bongino:”I don’t want to be the smartest person in the room – that’s boring. I want to be the dumbest person in the room – that way I can learn more”

Tucker Carlson: “If there are 100 people in the room, and 99 have the same opinion and the other 1 is different, I want to talk to the one – not because he’s right (he’s probably not), but because he may have insights the other 99 don’t, and that might change everything.”

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
June 21, 2024 1:07 pm

Johannes Leak

The lettuce leaf is back!

Luigi hands out visas willy nilly every other day of the week but suddenly doesn’t know how to solve a domestic shortage in nuclear engineering.
It’s just too hard?
Methinks he’s objecting on grounds other than difficulty.

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 21, 2024 1:10 pm

Can’t be bothered going back to read all the nested comments, has mUntyfa yet posted his detailed rebuttal of the comments on nuclear power generation by the ex-ANSTO man? (See link by Rosie at 2158 yesterday.)

Shirley, a j’ismist must know more that a nuclear physicist?

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