Open Thread – Weekend 6 July 2024


Spring, John Atkinson Grimshaw, late 1800s

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John H.
John H.
July 6, 2024 12:12 am

MatrixTransform

 July 5, 2024 11:49 pm

I’m just wondering

if there’s AI everything

humanoid robots

and robo-taxi’s

where will you be JC?

… not sure you’ve thought this through

Who remembers Marvin Minksy’s prediction about AI?

Or Kursweil’s prediction about uploading consciousness?

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 6, 2024 12:13 am

This should jolt your appetite.

Wilderness Cooking,

A Whole Lamb Baked Under A Layer Of Clay! Dinner In The Village That Everyone Will Like

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL2_dmwiBfg

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 6, 2024 12:57 am

People say on Y-tube, where are the girls? There are a heap of clips with them enjoying the food on offer on the channel.

Enjoy discovering them.

KevinM
KevinM
July 6, 2024 1:38 am

Steve trickler
July 6, 2024 12:13 am

This should jolt your appetite.

So? He basically built a one use clay oven, how inefficient is that?

I do like the scenery I admit.

KevinM
KevinM
July 6, 2024 2:12 am

Amazing what’s out there and I didn’t know about.
Hats off to folks who are up to date with it all.
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Tom
Tom
July 6, 2024 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
July 6, 2024 4:00 am
Tom
Tom
July 6, 2024 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
July 6, 2024 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
July 6, 2024 4:03 am
Black Ball
Black Ball
July 6, 2024 5:14 am

You thought Teh Voice was defeated? It’s here in many forms. Courier Mail:

A North Stradbroke Island Indigenous elder and ranger who a court found guilty of illegally clearing land at Point Lookout to build a house has lodged an appeal, claiming it was a traditional cultural activity under his native title rights.

In a prosecution brought by Redland City Council, Quandamooka man Darren Burns was fined $20,000 in Brisbane Magistrates Court earlier this year for carrying out a prohibited development on the island.

But he has now lodged a District Court appeal, arguing he was entitled to knock down a swath of trees under his native title rights and was exempt from planning laws.

Mr Burns, a Quandamooka ranger on Straddie which is also known by its Indigenous name of Minjerribah, was found guilty in February of illegally clearing 2900sq m of protected vegetation at Point Lookout.

In a public statement issued after the decision, the council said it acknowledged and respected that native title existed on the site but had brought the case solely to address the unlawful clearing of that land.

“Council takes the unlawful clearing of vegetation seriously and will continue to hold all persons accountable for the illegal clearing of vegetation,” the council said.

But in a District Court appeal, lawyers for Mr Burns have contended that magistrate Ross Mack erred in finding that the Quandamooka man was not exercising his inherent rights under native title to clear the land.

Mr Mack’s finding that Mr Burns was not exercising his rights because he had cleared the land to build a house was irrelevant because he had an existing recognised right under native title to take natural resources, his lawyers have argued in appeal documents.

Lawyers noted that Mr Mack had found that Mr Burns cleared the land for the sole purpose of providing a cleared area on which he proposed to erect a substantial and permanent house for his daughter.

They said the magistrate had conflated the removal of vegetation to build a house with traditional Aboriginal land management practices.

The lawyers said Mr Burns’s case was that burning the vegetation would enrich the soil, and his evidence of plant regrowth had not been challenged in court.

“The appellant (Mr Burns) at no time contended that the ultimate construction of the proposed residence and later use of the land was either a traditional Aboriginal cultural activity or in exercise of any native title right which he had,” the appeal documents said.

“He conceded always that he would, after, require approval for any necessary construction but that he had, up until then, engaged in a traditional cultural activity.”

Mr Burns’s lawyers have asked the District Court to acquit him or order a new trial.

Redland City Council has declined to comment as it is before the court. A hearing has been set down for next month.

Add this to the treaty rubbish in Victoriastan, the now quashed heritage laws in Western Australia, continued halting of vital energy development and mining, you have a problem.
It’s creeping in at all angles.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 6, 2024 5:45 am

A fine essay via Ace Of Spades
Regarding Entebbe

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 6, 2024 5:48 am

They want to punish us for voting no.

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 6, 2024 5:52 am

The very fact that there is a political class suggests that we don’t live in a democracy at all. Our supposed elected representatives are actively harming us. The opposite of what they’re meant to do.

Zatara
Zatara
July 6, 2024 5:56 am
Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 6, 2024 6:56 am

With Labor in charge for the next 5 years I think UK will have a hard time recovering. Not that the Conservatives were doing a great job
Reform got more votes than Lib Dems but Lib Dems ended up with more than ten X as many seats. Not a great system.
Unlikely to happen but only hope to get back in next time is to form a coalition between Conservative, LDP and Reform and not compete against each other. Makes it too easy for Labour. Wishful thinking I know.

Zatara
Zatara
July 6, 2024 7:10 am

The Truth About the UK Election – Paul Joseph Watson

shatterzzz
July 6, 2024 7:12 am

Lethbridge …

Bat-Flu
Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 6, 2024 7:13 am

Did not realise 4 July was also raid on Entebbe.
How many Western countries would have the capabilities or resolve to mount such a raid today ?
Unfortunately the west is led by a bunch of wimps such as Albo, Trudeau and Biden and their military commands are more concerned about DEI targets than ways to protect their countries. Meanwhile the main enemies are not led by wimps.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 6, 2024 7:16 am

A Saturday morning chuckle:

Finance Minister Katy Gallagher said if she had been in Senator Payman’s position, her conscience would lead her to “leave the parliament”.

Obviously.

Rosie
Rosie
July 6, 2024 7:22 am
Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
July 6, 2024 7:26 am

Finance Minister Katy Gallagher said if she had been in Senator Payman’s position, her conscience would lead her to “leave the parliament”.

What a laugh. Ms Gallagher would never leave the Parliament because Ms Gallagher has NO CONSCIENCE

Rosie
Rosie
July 6, 2024 7:28 am

Hamas found a malnourished child in Gaza to prove their starvation theory.
This child should be allowed to be taken out of Gaza for treatment in Israel.
I’m sure Unwra and the Red Cross will facilitate.
https://x.com/DrEliDavid/status/1809281086347690489?t=HcwR8jF8zW5qsK9jMvPvlQ&s=19

KevinM
KevinM
July 6, 2024 7:31 am

All the troubles of mankind stem from our inability to sit quietly at home. Pascal?
(don’t you like your home?)

Re elections and politicians:
I don’t think this is true, but it should be so.

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Zippster
Zippster
July 6, 2024 7:31 am
Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
July 6, 2024 7:32 am

More places to visit

Mont-Saint-Michel – I read about this the other day — and all the other monumental tributes to St Michael — powerful reminders.

Zippster
Zippster
July 6, 2024 7:37 am
Cassie of Sydney
July 6, 2024 7:43 am

The UK Telegraph is reporting…

Migrants vow to cross from France ‘as soon as possible’ after Labour victory

The migrants smell weakness, they thrive on weakness.

I’m reminded of the white walkers in Game of Thrones, waiting to cross the wall, except these ‘walkers’ waiting in France to cross the channel are not very white.

It’s gonna be a fun five years…sarcasm alert!

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Rosie
Rosie
July 6, 2024 7:48 am

I’ve actually been to Mont Saint Michel twice, the second time on Ash Wednesday when we had the wonderful opportunity to attend mass with the religious order that now live there.
Somethings you never forget.

Zippster
Zippster
July 6, 2024 7:52 am
calli
calli
July 6, 2024 8:01 am

They are not “migrants”.

They are invaders.

Cassie of Sydney
July 6, 2024 8:01 am

And on his first day as PM Der Sturmer has ‘killed off the Rwanda Plan”.

The Jimmy Saville apologist is going to give the people of the UK socialism…..good and hard.

LOL.

Cassie of Sydney
July 6, 2024 8:05 am

They are not “migrants”.

They are invaders.

Correct, and no truer words will be written here today.

Gabor
Gabor
July 6, 2024 8:10 am

Migrants vow to cross from France ‘as soon as possible’ after Labour victory.

My cousin moved back to the UK 5 years ago, bought a house on leasehold land.
Now the council built accommodations for migrants around her place and they are surrounded by people of other ethnicity and there is some trouble.

She is desperate to sell but can’t, no buyers at the proper price.
Also desperate to come back but blew her chances when she left, permanent residency is not quite what it means, there are rules.

Despite her value as a worker with special qualifications she is not a preferred migrant.

Sad, but she was told to take out citizenship, but she knew better.
Some people you cannot help.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 6, 2024 8:16 am

This article is worth bookmarking since it has a lot of useful data:

The Net Zero Cure Is Far Worse Than The Disease (6 Jul)

An example:

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Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
July 6, 2024 8:18 am

Media: Miss! Miss! I just seen Victor Orban and Vlad Putin smoking cigarettes behind the toilet block!
Teacher: Yes, media, I know about your feelings towards Orban, Bolsonaro, Trump, Meloni, Le Pen, Wilders, and any other conservative leader. Get back to doing your schoolwork. Now, pay attention Britain: you worked for it, you campaigned for it, you hoped for it, and now you are going to get it good and hard.
Britain: What’s that Miss?
Teacher: A Labour government with a huge majority not seen since the heyday of Tony Blair.
Britain: Oh, yes, we loved him until he went a bit right wing over Iraq.
Teacher: And you, Brazil – what’s the big idea of prosecuting Bolsonaro? Who do you think you are? Joe Biden?
Teacher: Now, France; what tricks are you up to for tomorrow’s run off election? Aiming to thwart the people’s choice of the National Rally? Not a good look, really. You’re as bad as Iran.

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Cassie of Sydney
July 6, 2024 8:19 am

It appears that Reform have won another seat.

Overall, Reform has scooped up more votes than the Lib Dems.

Also, across swathes of Labour northern constituencies, Reform came in second behind Labour. Farage will use this to his benefit. Sure, Reform split the Tory vote, and for that they should make no apologies. The Tories deserved nothing short of electoral annihilation. But Reform also did well in the North, and after five years of Der Sturmer, they’ll be looking to park their vote elsewhere.

Overnight Blob Johnson has come out telling the remaining Tories to keep their distance from Reform. You gotta laugh at Blob’s chutzpah, he’s the man responsible for locking people down whilst he partied with his squeeze, for the economic disaster that is net zero, and for the numerous other epic catastrophes, including a porous border. Blob has no shame, he’s a liar of monumental proportions but so is Der Sturmer, and Sturmer is more dangerous. Blob’s overnight pontifications are akin to our very own Green Liberals, those who lost seats to Simon’s skanks, then going on to dictate to Dutton and co what do do after losing! I think those remaining Tories need to tell Johnson and the rest of them to get stuffed.

I’m sad Truss and Rees-Mogg lost their seats. I don’t know about Truss but Rees-Mogg will definitely be back. As for Sunak and co, I have zero sympathy for them, they orchestrated the Truss coup back in late 2022. She was the Tories last chance. I’m not saying Truss would have won yesterday, but the annihilation would not have been so massive.

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Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 6, 2024 8:28 am

To good to leave on the old thread.
JC’s Qantas jingle.

I’m here in Stockholm, my bags are in Rome,

And no-one will answer the phone.

My flight will be cancelled, or at maybe just late,

But the choc-chip bickies are great.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 6, 2024 8:32 am

Bungonia Bee you didn’t make that up did you. I’m pretty sure that was the lead story on the 6 O’clock narrative followed by the execution of the teacher for attempting to teach critical thinking.

Cassie of Sydney
July 6, 2024 8:37 am

Both Suella Braverman and Kemi Badenoch retained their seats. Overnight, Suella Braverman has come out and publicly said that…

‘she was sorry her party did not keep our promises”.

I think that’s good, but it was worse than that, ‘her party’ frequently enacted leftwing policies, and regularly spat in the faces of the men and women who’d loyally voted Conservative for years.

But mea culpas are always a good thing. But don’t just talk the talk, it’s time to walk the talk.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 6, 2024 8:46 am

Weird beards vs trannies and furries.

Reports: Man Attacked Trans Victim with Sword as They Awaited Furry Convention, Screamed ‘Allah Does Not Approve’ (5 Jul)

A man is accused of attacking a “transgender woman” with a sword inside a Pittsburgh hotel around 1:00 a.m. Thursday. … A witness told officials he, the victim, and the suspect were in the city for the Anthrocon Convention, which is “Pittsburgh’s Premier Furry Convention,” according to its website. …

As they all went to bed, O’Leary, according to victims yelled something to the effect of “Allah does not approve” and came back brandishing a sword. He began to swing the sword at the other occupants of the room, causing bodily harm.

I wonder if the trannies and furries support the Palestinians?

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 6, 2024 8:48 am

Wife had to go to Europe courtesy of the mug taxpayer, business class Singapore Airlines. Everything perfect. Coming back from Auckland recently via Malborn with Air New Zealand except it wasn’t, Quaintarse joint flight. Flight delayed for hours, flight to canbra delayed several times the cancelled. I only fly Jetstar to Queenstown in the knowledge its not via anywhere and one of their most lucrative sectors. Will never fly Quaintarse unless absolutely have to.

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Wally Dali
Wally Dali
July 6, 2024 8:50 am

My sister-in-law had a bit to do with Sunak and said that he looks like nothing more than a slimy midget who learned about humans via zoom calls, and so comes across like a star children’s TV presenter who will one day surely be jailed for fiddling with the kids.
I wonder how soon he will do the 3 step exit of acksherly it’s been dashed hard on my family, there’s nothing left in the tank, New York New York?

Rosie
Rosie
July 6, 2024 8:55 am

I’m flying Qantas cattle class to Ireland in a week or so, my return flights are operated by Emirates, soI’m going via Singapore London on the way over (last bit Aer Lingus) but coming back Dublin Dubai.
Not bothered.
Decent discount using points and pay.

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Rosie
Rosie
July 6, 2024 8:58 am

And sadly I’m now a silver member on Virgin due to frequent flying to Canberra. I might have to look at their international perks.
I’ll be so mad if they just give me free upgrades to Canberra.

Roger
Roger
July 6, 2024 9:01 am

Finance Minister Katy Gallagher said if she had been in Senator Payman’s position, her conscience would lead her to “leave the parliament”.

Gallagher is the minister responsible for refusing to return payments made under duress by aged pensioner victims of the unlawful robodebt scheme.

I doubt she has much of a conscience.

Rosie
Rosie
July 6, 2024 9:01 am

It will be interesting to see how UK Labor plays out.

Indolent
Indolent
July 6, 2024 9:06 am
Rosie
Rosie
July 6, 2024 9:07 am

Qantas say I can bid $1195 (the minimum) for an upgrade to business on the Singapore London leg. Should I?

Roger
Roger
July 6, 2024 9:11 am

It will be interesting to see how UK Labor plays out.

In what sense?

I note Starmer is already on the back foot on immigration.

calli
calli
July 6, 2024 9:12 am

Your feedback on the QF to Ireland would be most welcome, Rosie.

We could only get EC for the last sector, fortunately exit row for the long shanks (his not mine). Believe me, I’m not being delicate about the food service though. It was truly horrible. My advice – take a lunchbox with you. 😀

Indolent
Indolent
July 6, 2024 9:12 am
Crossie
Crossie
July 6, 2024 9:14 am

Cassie of Sydney

 July 6, 2024 8:37 am

Both Suella Braverman and Kemi Badenoch retained their seats. Overnight, Suella Braverman has come out and publicly said that…

‘she was sorry her party did not keep our promises”.

I hope the rump of the Tory party choose Kemi Badenoch as their leader and promote Stella Braverman. Sunak’s time has been and gone, he should not be rewarded with any leadership position again. I suppose it all hinges on members of which faction have survived the election.

Indolent
Indolent
July 6, 2024 9:15 am

They deserve to get booted from here to kingdom come.

George Soros halts funding to liberal prosecutors he helped elect

Rosie
Rosie
July 6, 2024 9:17 am

Well I’ve put in a minimum bid for an upgrade Singapore London. Seems awfully extravagant but I probably won’t get it.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 6, 2024 9:18 am

One of my latest rejected comments under one of the Muslim vote party articles :

“Would it be deemed inappropriate to form a Christian party ?
Could call it the Crusaders”.

I am guessing the moderator was triggered by the word Crusaders !

Rosie
Rosie
July 6, 2024 9:22 am

I’m assuming EC is economy class.
I’ve only flown business twice, once from a free upgrade because economy was full and I was last to check in 🙂 and once because I threw in a $430 upgrade bid for Singapore to Melbourne having forgotten Singapore had changed its mind about covid and my flight was almost empty anyhow.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 6, 2024 9:22 am

Gallagher digging her high heels in about Robodebt.

Didn’t the Liars rabbit on in Opposition about the “cruel, heartless, inflexible Coalition Robodebt scheme”? But didn’t it originate under the Liars?

And now Gallagher refuses to repay debts that cannot be proven to have existed.

Ahhhh, Labor, the party of the poor and downtrodden. Not!

Indolent
Indolent
July 6, 2024 9:22 am
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Crossie
Crossie
July 6, 2024 9:24 am

Indolent

 July 6, 2024 9:06 am

Southern Australia is freezing. How can it be so cold in a warming climate?

I keep explaining to family and friends that the current climate or weather changes are not human induced but have everything to do with planetary physics.

I have noted that at present summer temps in Europe and US are higher yet at the same time our winter temps are lower. This means that the Earth’s axis has tilted slightly making us closer to the sun in summer and further away in winter.

This is quite simple yet a total mystery to the younger generation. When was this dropped from the high school curriculum?

Tom
Tom
July 6, 2024 9:25 am

Vivek Ramaswamy: This Is Likely When Biden Will End His 2024 Presidential Campaign

Many thanks for the video at 7.31am, Zippster: Definitely worth viewing if you’re interested in what happens next in the USA.

Ramaswamy is right: the Obama people running the White House had been planning to end the facade of the Biden puppet presidency for months and it’s now in their best interests to leave the swap-out as late as possible.

The later the swap-out, the less scrutiny for the new puppet, whether it’s Michelle Obama or someone else.

Vivek is tipping a Trump landslide that the Dems won’t be able to cheat their way out of. The US cheating industrial complex wouldn’t have attempted the farce of the past four years without having 99% of the news media in their pocket.

Having pretended for four years that the Biden puppet presidency wasn’t a sham, the media feigned shock about his disastrous performance in the presidential debate.

If the news media had been doing its job, the public would have already known what was going on. But 99% of the US media (and most of Australia’s) is in the Democratic Party’s pocket.

Rosie
Rosie
July 6, 2024 9:26 am

If Anglicans are enthused about reparations how about returning the churches and cathedrals they stole from the Catholic Church?
St Patrick’s in Dublin can be first.
Then they can work their way down the list.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 6, 2024 9:27 am

How stupid is mUntyfa?

He gloats about UK Labour winning, totally oblivious to the reality that most here wanted the Conservatives defeated.

And what mandate does Starmer have? Mr 34%, from a turnout of under 60%? Nothing to gloat about.

That gives him the support of around 20% of the full electorate.

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Indolent
Indolent
July 6, 2024 9:28 am
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 6, 2024 9:31 am

Anyone taking any bets on how long it will be before Australia gets the first refugees from the new Brit Labour Government?

Roger
Roger
July 6, 2024 9:33 am

‘The Labor Friends of Palestine group – which agitates on the issue within party structures – has backed Payman’s argument that she was authentically representing the views of many rank-and-file party members.’

The Guardian

And yet she never raised the issue in Caucus, the “party structure” for “authentic representation” of rank and file views in the parliamentary Labor Party.

Instead, she made representations to Albanese and Wong and then spat the dummy when she didn’t get what she wanted, a display of disloyalty to the party to which she owes her position which she then cloaked in the shiny rhetoric of injustice and victimhood sewn together with unsubstantiated claims of genocide. Oh…and let’s not forget the claim of the approval of God for all of this, whomever he might be in her mind.

One might aver that “with friends like this…”, but for the fact that over the decades the Palestinians have done little to elicit sympathy from decent people even in the Arab world.

Crossie
Crossie
July 6, 2024 9:34 am

Rosie

 July 6, 2024 9:26 am

If Anglicans are enthused about reparations how about returning the churches and cathedrals they stole from the Catholic Church?

St Patrick’s in Dublin can be first.

Then they can work their way down the list.

If they do that they will still have St Paul’s Cathedral. Of Course, the best outcome is reunification particularly now that the Pope has more in common with woke Anglican bishops than with Catholics.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 6, 2024 9:36 am

Paywallian:

Nuclear support gaining energy

Only 23 per cent of voters in teal, Greens and independent seats oppose nuclear power plants and reactors, according to polling showing an uptick in support for nuclear energy generation.

Looks like Monty is on the far-leftiest end of the far-left on this topic. I wonder if he’ll ever emerge from the jungle to finally experience reality?

Roger
Roger
July 6, 2024 9:42 am

And what mandate does Starmer have? Mr 34%, from a turnout of under 60%? Nothing to gloat about.

The vote for Starmer in his own electorate was down by 50% from 2019.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 6, 2024 9:43 am

Crossie
 July 6, 2024 8:35 am

 Reply to  Sancho Panzer

That’s why I fly to Europe and Asia with Singapore airlines if at all possible.

We will go with pretty much any reputable airline depending on destination.
I heard some travel agent dweeb on radio a while back gushing about “It’s just great to get on the plane for the trip home and hear an Aussie accent.”
Not something I really need, and I certainly don’t want to pay $2-$3k over the odds for.
As for the “friendly g’day”, unless you are overtly gay, you will most likely be greeted with surly indifference.

Rufus T Firefly
Rufus T Firefly
July 6, 2024 9:44 am

An overview of the pommie election reveals some stark judgements.

Total number of votes.
Labour:
2017 under (under Corbyn) 12.8 million
2019 Brexit vote 10.2 million
2024 9.6 million – still seats to finalise, but the trend is there for all to see.

In 2017 Labour gained 260 seats.
This election they will get approx 412.

Turn out for the elections:
68.8%, 67.3%, and this election 60%.
Second lowest turnout since WWII.

Even though Labour has a massive majority they are not travelling well.
Sunak has, with the aid of May and the Buffoon Johnson, destroyed their party.
For them, there will be NO recovery.
It is oblivion for them.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 6, 2024 9:48 am

Rosie.
Interesting that you are only a week out from leaving and they are offering upgrades.
Business Class demand must be a slow.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 6, 2024 9:52 am

Speaking of the Catholic Church, some news.

Vatican Excommunicates Pope Francis’s Harshest Critic for ‘Schism’ (5 Jul)

ROME — The Vatican’s doctrinal office has found former papal nuncio Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò guilty of “schism,” declaring him excommunicated from the Catholic Church.

Reminds me of what happened to Stephen.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
July 6, 2024 9:53 am

Zulu.

Sorry don’t want them. Younger university generation anyway. I have worked with a lot of Pom’s especially in the mining game.

Even their self identified Tory voters are left wing compared to the average Australian. I’d say 2 out of ten that I’ve known are conservative in the true sense.

Most have a fascination with WA so I can see why Perth has turned red in voting patterns.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 6, 2024 9:55 am

Sex assault law reforms ‘kangaroo court’ nightmareAngela Shanahan
9 hours ago

Just when you thought we might not hear any more about the Higgins-Lehrmann scandal, like a bad dream it has come back to haunt us, and if the consequences of the latest episode succeed it will be a real nightmare scenario. There are attempts afoot to drastically change the onus of proof in sexual assault cases, so the defendant’s right to a fair trial will be compromised. As reported in The Australian (25/6), Australian Law Reform Commission president Mordecai Bromberg and commissioner Marcia Neave announced that the wide-ranging ALRC inquiry instigated by Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus into sexual assault laws might “deal with every issue” arising from the Higgins-Lehrmann case and “examine using” ‘civil remedies’ with a lower standard of proof” to satisfy complainants in rape and sexual assault cases.
This is a disastrous idea. It would result not only in negation of the rights of the accused but also no real justice for the complainant, who deserves to have rape treated as what it is: a serious crime. As Chris Merritt said on Sky News last week: “Rape is not simply a dispute between two individuals”, as is a civil case. Inevitably, using a civil standard of proof will result in unsatisfactory outcomes, as it has for Bruce Lehrmann, now branded a rapist after a defamation trial. Without the thorough standard of proof required in a criminal trial we can expect more people to be branded guilty of rape and sexual assault.
Dreyfus’s inquiry has been largely kept under the public radar. However, there are some genuine questions to be asked about whether the conviction rate in rape is too low and whether complainants are treated fairly. As for numbers of convictions, we also see the number of poor cases and false accusations. Five NSW judges have complained about the numbers of hopeless cases coming before them. Of course, one way to have few convictions is to run hopeless cases, especially in sex assault.
The report of a national ministerial-level roundtable meeting on justice responses to sexual assault convened by Dreyfus last August canvassed these issues, and features prominently in the inquiry’s terms of reference. Attendees included ministers Katy Gallagher, Amanda Rishworth and 22 non-government organisations, all from the feminist spectrum; throughout the report complainants, even future notional complainants, are referred to as “victims and survivors”.
The roundtable had some radical, even bizarre recommendations for “reform” in matters ranging from the treatment of complainants before trial to the rules of evidence in a trial. Some of the more outlandish suggestions include women-only police stations, police investigations to be “victim-led”; that is, where the investigation is driven by what “justice” looks like for the complainant – apparently, not the accused. The participants also called for the establishment of an independent civil body that conducts investigations and may reinterrogate investigations conducted by police. The treatment of defendants was also discussed, with the suggestion that the possibility of not just good character references for defendants to be produced, but bad character references too.
However, the most radical proposition is this: “The need for the inquiry to consider overhauling longstanding legal principles where needed.” This includes the defendant’s right to silence. It also includes “special” courts or tribunals for sex assault cases, which would do away with a jury and replace it with a judge and a person with “expertise” in the area. Is this the civil model – or a kangaroo court? None of this can be taken lightly given the weight Dreyfus has placed on the roundtable.
Despite the relentless left-wing, feminist, almost 50-year push to change the nature of procedure and evidence in rape trials to get more convictions, many procedurals and some difficult evidentiary issues arising from rape and sexual assault have already been dealt with. For example, much of a woman’s past sexual history, once used to besmirch her reputation and downgrade her complaint, is now inadmissable. The brutality of cross-examination has been softened and some suggestions at the roundtable would soften it further.
Some of the changes, such as the watering down of consent to the point that no one is sure if or how consent can be confirmed, are simply useless. Saxon Mullins is a director at Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy, a group represented at the roundtable. Mullins was a complainant in a high-profile rape case that ultimately failed at appeal over the issue of consent. Mullins’ views on “genuine” and “not genuine” victims are instructive. According to her, it is a false idea. “I find that so offensive … If somebody feels that they are a victim of sexual violence, they are.” And as for false claims of sexual assault: “I think this idea of false claims is so overblown. They are tiny when compared to the actual number of people who experience sexual violence in Australia.”

Roger
Roger
July 6, 2024 10:00 am

Anyone taking any bets on how long it will be before Australia gets the first refugees from the new Brit Labour Government?

More pasty Brits for Perth?

I believe you’ve been slated by Albo’s benevolent government to receive a more diverse selection from the tide of humanity washing over our land.

The ones Steven Miles rejected.

So, the Brits will be at the back of the queue… whinging.

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calli
calli
July 6, 2024 10:06 am

We were offered very cheap upgrades on Iberia. And very pleasant they were too, regardless of the short sectors.

Madrid as a hub is a decent alternative to Deathrow.

lotocoti
lotocoti
July 6, 2024 10:12 am

I have every confidence the Special Relationship will survive the Special Needs Foreign Minister.

calli
calli
July 6, 2024 10:15 am

While on the subject of travel, do any Cats know whether China is the only country where you have to collect your luggage, go through immigration and then re-check in when in transit?

We had just over two hours to do all this at Shanghai airport. And then the dismay of being asked why we didn’t have a visa.

I had visions of never getting out, and being sent to the salt mines.

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 6, 2024 10:34 am

Arkancide?

Anders
Anders
July 6, 2024 10:39 am

Thank goodness the first female black vice-president Joe Biden is safe.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
July 6, 2024 10:42 am

Odds at Sportsbet:
Michelle Obama 15:1 $50
Gavin Newsome 23:1 $50
Hillary Clinton 71:1 $80

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 6, 2024 10:42 am

Mark Steyn is on fire!

What the “Conservatives” Have Wrought (5 Jul, via Lucianne)

Well, I hope the French election on Sunday offers a faint glimmer of hope. Across the United Kingdom almost every constituency voted for lefties of various stripes – not just victorious Labour lefties, but also Scots nationalist lefties, Irish republican lefties, eco-lefties, Islamo-lefties and, of course, duplicitous pseudo-conservative lefties: you can get it in any colour as long as it’s red. So, if you’re one of those Britons concerned about, say, transformative mass migration or the right to freedom of speech, things are going to spend the next few years getting worse before there is any prospect of course correction.

This is squarely on the UK’s hideous and repellent “Conservative and Unionist” party, which as a practical matter is neither. Effective politicians don’t “move towards the centre”; they move the centre towards them, as Mrs Thatcher and President Reagan did. Instead, the Conservatives squandered fourteen years playing on the left’s terms, and the result is a political culture that has never been less conservative, and a land where nothing works, from the creepily fetishised National Health Service to the wanker constabulary.

RTWT of course!

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
July 6, 2024 10:49 am

From Zulu’s article. Police stations full of female D’s, no thanks. True anecdote below and I’ve met one of the boys involved on an ANZAC day one year who confirmed it.

Friend knows of some Army boys accused of rape after buyers remorse. One woman multiple men you get the picture. Copious amounts of alcohol involved. Timeframe over 20yo.

She makes complaint, next day. Recriminations start, boys hauled in and asked what happened. All said consensual, ADF starts preparations to throw under the bus as boys are cautioned they may be terminated.

They were left hanging for a day or two obviously while the false statement was taken. Then close to 30 guys hauled in and interviewed one by on by as described to me a bitch D who had us guilty and a male D not much better. Al came out with the same story, absolutely hostile questioning and attempts to trip them up on their words. Lucky for them they weren’t lying and t should have been evident to any D with half a brain.

Near the end of the questioning one of the last accused men offered up a video. From what I’m told the male D’s attitude changed to ok show us then. He was escorted to his room retrieved a camcorder that had the whole lot on. Apparently the cops watched the lot mouth agape and the military officer assigned to advocate for the men basically put it to the cops, “well I suppose that settles that.”

The detectives left and said nothing further will come of it. The female was apparently quite sheepish. Turns out some of the boys attended the Police station and wanted to make statements to have her charged as they were angry. Police said na, she’s been warned and that’s as far as it goes.

For those ADF ex’es here apparently ADF tried charging the guys with prej behaviour.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 6, 2024 10:53 am

Odds at Sportsbet:

Michelle Obama 15:1 $50

Michelle Obama’s Team Shuts Down Presidential Rumors Again: ‘She Will Not Be Running for President’ (5 Jul)

Must be a tense situation in the big house on the beach at Martha’s Vineyard. BO has a world to enslave, but if Mrs BO won’t come to the party…

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 6, 2024 11:01 am

A visionary takes his people back to countryFor 60 years, this Martu elder has led his people away from towns and back on to country – dry country – because he understands how the non-Aboriginal world works, and why it often does not work at all for his people.
Paige Taylor
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Muuki Taylor was born at a waterhole called Wayinkurangu in the Percival Lakes region of the Great Sandy Desert. It was around 1945. As a child he repeatedly walked the entire western section of the desert with his family. They travelled in and out of what was later declared Western Australia’s largest national park, Karlamilyi.
In an interview with Inquirer from his home community of Parnngurr, Taylor speaks in his first ­language – Manyjilyjarra – and his words are translated into English by his young relative Curtis Taylor, an accomplished filmmaker, artist and professional interpreter.

“We were living in our own country; to the west at Karlamilyi is where I traversed the country as a child – where we had bush meat emu, kangaroo and goanna,” Taylor says.
The family also ate kalaru (salt bush or samphire) seeds, witchetty grubs and minta (botanical gum).
Taylor remembers that when they saw an aeroplane, they did not know what it was. They ran and kept quiet in the bushes.
At that point, every person Taylor had ever seen was Aboriginal.
When the first edition of The Australian newspaper was printed in July 1964, Taylor and his family were still living a traditional life in the desert. His people call it pujiman. That makes Taylor a Martu pujiman, revered in the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal world.
Taylor’s knowledge of Martu culture and land is encyclopaedic and rare. He also understands how the non-Aboriginal world works, and why it often does not work at all for his people. He led them away from towns and back on to country in the 1980s during the homelands movement. Living in a bough shed at what is now the community of Punmu, he struck a water bore and helped to build a school and other infrastructure for the other Martu in 1982.

There are now three communities on Martu country – Punmu, Kunawarritji and Parnngurr. They are all dry, by agreement of elders such as Taylor.
As he nears 80 years of age, Taylor can reflect on his achievements, including co-founding a Martu ranger program in 2008 that has become a source of income and pride for families. He did this by establishing Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa, or KJ, in 2008. The organisation employed 513 Martu last financial year – about a quarter of the entire Martu population – as rangers and in other programs.
However, Taylor is not done. He wants to secure the future of the communities he helped to establish. He believes they can and must thrive for the sake of his people.
“Martu, we are at our strongest when we are on our country, far from the troubles of town,” Taylor said in his yearly address to his people, published in the annual report of Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa.
Taylor’s home of Parnngurr is a five-hour drive by dirt roads east of Newman, the mining town built by the Mt Newman Mining Company in the 1960s. Newman is 1200km northeast of Perth. The town is surrounded by mines, including Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill and BHP’s Mt Whaleback, which at 5km long and 1.5km wide is the single biggest open-pit iron ore mine in the world.
The town is awash with mining money but the town-based Martu are not thriving. No Martu child has ever graduated year 12 at Newman Senior High School. In 2019, the Newman-based head of the local Aboriginal medical service, Robby Chibawe, told police in a sworn statement for the state director of liquor licensing that pregnant women were aware that a baby with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder were born smaller and “we are finding that pregnant women believe this to be a good thing as it makes it easier for child birth”.

“Children aged 12 years and younger are also drinking alcohol, because they are watching their families drink and are trying to get involved with the family,” Mr Chibawe said.
An extreme example of the town’s troubles made headlines in 2021 when an illiterate 17-year-old Aboriginal boy was sentenced to eight years jail for bashing his 18-year-old Martu girlfriend to death with a rock outside a house party in Newman. She had given birth to their son – her second child – a few weeks earlier. The children’s court heard the 17-year-old boy had been a paint sniffer when he was six, was diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, had drunk a bottle of Jack Daniels and a carton of beer
on the day of the murder and was in a drug-induced psychosis.
Some Martu families long to leave Newman. They want to take their children to the communities on Martu land – Parnngurr, Punmu (inside the national park) or Kunawarritji – where alcohol is banned and where they will be around elders such as Taylor.
However, housing is in very short supply in each of these communities and the waiting lists are long. Life on their own land is just a dream for them.
In 2023, an audit of the 80 houses across the three communities on Martu land found 40 were “beyond economic repair”. People are living in most of these homes marked fit for demolition because they do not want to move to town.

Taylor is one of them. When Inquirer visited him at his Parnngurr home, the electricity was not working. That meant no airconditioning either.
“They need to fix my house … it’s broken, falling apart. I want a good house like the white people have,” he says.

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 6, 2024 11:02 am

Call me a hopeless idealist, but I thought the point of elections was ordinary people choosing the leaders and policies they will live under, not political parties gaming our dysfunctional electoral system, while huge numbers of demoralised voters sit it out at home.

Starmer’s hollow victory – spiked (spiked-online.com)

Roger
Roger
July 6, 2024 11:04 am

Odds at Sportsbet:

Michelle Obama 15:1 $50

Gavin Newsome 23:1 $50

Hillary Clinton 71:1 $80

Kamala would be favourite, surely.

John H.
John H.
July 6, 2024 11:09 am
bons
bons
July 6, 2024 11:12 am

It is perhaps understandable that Brits who were unwilling to vote Labour would revive the LDP freakshow.

But for heaven’s sake, don’t these people pay attention.

The LDP are TEALS. Upper middle class and public service Karens. Self interested denizens of the ‘home counties’ occupying homes inherited from Aunt Marigold.

They will support Labor in all things except climate. Reflecting their schoolteacher and ‘city worker’ naivety they are far more radical than Labour in all things ‘climate emergency’. They are classic “food comes from the high street” ignorants.

They would never vote for Reform because of Brexit.

My daughter’s electorate in Kent went LDP. It is a classic primary producer versus rural dormitory township collision of interests. She expects no LDP support when Labour come after her farm.

Rosie
Rosie
July 6, 2024 11:14 am

What have secular events in continental Europe got to do with appropriated properties in the UK and Ireland Bruce?
If Anglicans want to run around making reparations for imaginary past misdeeds let them make reparation for actual ones.
It’s a disgrace that Dublin does not have a Catholic cathedral while the ‘church of Ireland’ continues to squat in two build by Catholics.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 6, 2024 11:15 am

I’ve walked up Mount Meharry with dad.

Great view in the end.

—-

Wild Touring:

WA’s BEST 4WD TRACK YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF || CONQUERING the BIGGEST mountain in Western Australia!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgVoq4qOab4

Rosie
Rosie
July 6, 2024 11:20 am

““They need to fix my house … it’s broken, falling apart. I want a good house like the white people have,” he says.”
Then you should do what the ‘white people’ do, get an education, get a job and build or buy your own.
That entire community ‘working’ or not are living on the taxpayer and all they apparently want is more of the same.
I don’t how they break out of that cycle except by getting up and going.

JC
JC
July 6, 2024 11:28 am

Vivek is tipping a Trump landslide that the Dems won’t be able to cheat their way out of. The US cheating industrial complex wouldn’t have attempted the farce of the past four years without having 99% of the news media in their pocket.

Really?

Wisconsin supreme court allows drop boxes to be used in the election. There goes one battleground state.

Arky
July 6, 2024 11:31 am

On robots and AI.
I’m genuinely not sure which way that goes.
The experience of taking a robot taxi is not the same as occupying a human directed vehicle.
And as for domestic robots, dealing with fully humanoid robots has an uncanny aspect.
It could be like video calls. Everyone in 1985 thought the future would be video calls. No one predicted a human preference for text.
The virtual reality stuff hasn’t seemed to have progressed as many thought or hoped either.
I don’t think the future in this respect is predictable. It is a gamble.
On the productivity side of things, compare two products. One is manufactured out of metal, plastic and silicon with heavy inputs of commodities and energy. Requires maintenance, must be repaired if it breaks, must be stored somewhere when not in use, and has to be broken down and properly disposed of at the end of life. The other product reproduces itself, spontaneously repairs itself, finds it’s own energy inputs, stores itself, and at the end of life can be safely burnt or chucked in a hole in the ground.
Therefor, the adoption of humanoid robots for manual labour domestically requires a prediction about human preferences, and industrially requires the reduction in the available cheap human competition. In other words: I’m not convinced that humanoid robots could compete internationally with several billion, already available, humans little fingers and minds.
But who knows for sure?

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JC
JC
July 6, 2024 11:50 am

Amazon is now “hiring” more robots than humans. Delivery in the US is now mostly same-day for a large percentage of their wares at Amazon.This is possible because warehousing is now very robotic.

As I mentioned one time, the most menial jobs will be the last traded in for robots, but the jobs in real trouble are in areas like data research and labs. The expectation is that AI will do the work of the equivalent of 100 million researchers by 2030.

Biotech discoveries will take off. It will be a moonshot,
 
The other thing to consider is that incursions like robotaxis may take perhaps 20 or 30 years to be really absorbed into the economy. However, it won’t take 20 or 30 years for the trendline to be absorbed by the stock market. If it looks like the directionally plausible, the market will discount the possibility and offer massive valuations. That’s why Tesla will become a US$6 trillion+ company and Musk the world’s first trillionaire.

If you don’t believe him, bet against it, as you can naked short stocks in the US without much bother.

Roger
Roger
July 6, 2024 11:55 am

What have secular events in continental Europe got to do with appropriated properties in the UK and Ireland Bruce?

Leaving aside the church property question, I don’t think the Thirty Years War could be described as a “secular” event. The political and religious motivations of the protagonists were intertwined.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
July 6, 2024 11:57 am

[Biden said] “You can’t be pro-insurrectionist and pro-American at the same time.”

Does this guy know how the USA got started? LOL

Roger
Roger
July 6, 2024 11:58 am

The expectation is that AI will do the work of the equivalent of 100 million researchers by 2030.

Won’t be happening on that scale in Australia.

We won’t have the surplus electricity to power the computers required.

Thanks to our stupid, stupid leaders in the Uniparty.

We’ll be stuck with a backwards bedpan economy.

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bons
bons
July 6, 2024 12:06 pm

I have just received some unpleasant news about a very popular Turkish couple who were members of our expat gang in Europe.

Both were ‘ex’-navy, representing various Turkish commercial bodies. We all knew that they were spooks and had great sport at their expense. They gave as good as they got.

Suddenly, they were recalled to the colours and disappeared so quickly there was time for one only monumental farewell.

We were of course worried because the Erdogan purges were in full swing. Fortunately, they were visiting family when the terrible earthquake struck the Turkish naval base. We lost track of them after that.

An email circulated last night from one of the Americans stated that they have been long term involuntary residents of Eastern Turkey. I knew that Erdogan had sacked thousands of officers, but I didn’t realise that there were Stalinesque sanctions as well.

Arky
July 6, 2024 12:26 pm

I just had a long comment disappear after editing.
I think a comment from someone above references some of my argument so for context I’ll repeat a few points:

  1. Not sure about the future of human type robots.
  2. ”Uncanny valley” aspect to having robots in the home could be a hump to take up.
  3. Competition from existing billions of “cheap” humans could make industrial use of human form robots uneconomic.
  4. Using a robot taxi has some user unfriendly aspects that could be a considerable hurdle to getting to an economically sustainable usage level.

Those are my thoughts contra.
But I think it’s highly unpredictable.

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 6, 2024 12:52 pm

One concerning aspect of the US stock market is that it currently represents 60% of the world’s total market valuation.

While being 20% of the world economy. Hmmmm

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 6, 2024 12:53 pm
  1. Using a robot taxi has some user unfriendly aspects that could be a considerable hurdle to getting to an economically sustainable usage level.

The assumption with human drivers is that they want to live as much as you do. Robots don’t care.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 6, 2024 1:08 pm

In Ticking Timebomb news from the Daily Telegraph:

Several groups are seeking help for the child of an Australian foreign fighter over fears he could turn radical after he began “acting violent” in the classroom.

The boy’s teachers, his Sydney family and non-profit organisations over the past year say they have been left high and dry after raising the alarm over his concerning behaviour.

One source, speaking on condition of anonymity, feared he could “go down a radical path” if serious issues in his recovery were not addressed.

While initially adapting well to life back in Sydney when he returned from overseas, those aware of his case said it was only in the past year issues began to arise.

His “violent threats and actions” in school saw several members of the community, including his teachers, come together to ask the government for more support.

When contacted this week the NSW Education Department said there would be “no comment”.

While he did have access to a support team to help reintegrate back into society since he was repatriated, those advocating for him say more was needed after several incidents at school.

Like others who have been repatriated home from the foreign war zone, experts in extremism and mental health were attached to the family in a bid to help the boy adjust to living back in Sydney.

While some of his actions raised concerns, it is understood the boy has no criminal history.

He is one of dozens of Australian children who arrived home from the Middle East in the past few years, after spending some of his childhood in the region during ISIS’ reign of terror.

Those who know the child told The Saturday Telegraph he witnessed some of the worst atrocities committed at the height of the conflict after being brought into the war zone by his parents.

It comes just weeks after the Federal Court separately rejected an appeal that would have seen 31 more Australian women and children repatriated back home to Australia from Syria.

The group of wives and children of ISIS fighters have spent the past five years in the Al Roj refugee camp in northern Syria awaiting news if they can return home.

Their case last year, ran on their behalf by Save The Children, was lodged after a cohort of Sydney-based ISIS brides and their children were secretly extracted from the same camp in early 2023.

Lawyers for Save The Children said the Australian government had a duty to return the second group in the same way it helped bring the first group home.

The lawyers unsuccessfully argued they were being held in Syria only because the Australian government refused to repatriate them despite initial plans to bring them home.

The lawyers argued the government had a moral obligation to return the group who had endured “appalling conditions”.

Deary phucking me.
So what are the parents doing? After going over there then coming back after allowing the child to witness some brutality at the hands of these animals, they expected a seamless transition back into normalcy? Or is this behaviour perfectly normal for them?
No amount of hand patting (HT Knuckle Dragger) from all the support networks will be enough.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 6, 2024 1:09 pm

Cafe Bruce fun. Winter is a great time to get wild creatures to be friendly. It puts a very sharp edge onto their appetite.

In this case the youngest blue-faced honey eater, who was inveigled to take food from my hand a short while ago for the first time. Twice!

Then this morning northern magpie male repeated his brave act of yesterday, to again take a bit of mince from me at ground level. That’s been a long ride of about four years or so. When he first hooked up with Mrs Northern Magpie after his predecessor died he was completely wild, and would not come within 10 metres of me. Right now he and Mrs are evicting their two daughters ready for the new season, so there’s been quite a bit of angst at the Cafe.

cohenite
July 6, 2024 1:14 pm

NO photos so who knows who the cheering throng were:

Crowd cheers independent senator on arrival in WA – Michael West

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
July 6, 2024 1:16 pm

Jeez I hate the media, so Stamer appoints a woman as treasurer. So what, even if it has been 700 years. UK has had a few strong women in charge, Elizabeth I, Victoria, Thatcher are 3 I can think of so it’s not an anomaly.

https://www.news.com.au/world/europe/uk-politics/british-prime-minister-keir-starmers-makes-historic-move-on-day-one/news-story/79b36f2152da56ef36cc36d108f49abe

Also news.com kiddies reckon the hard left Lib Dems are centrist, LOL yeah I suppose for journalist they are.

Lib Dem’s are also all in for the population ponzi from rubber duckys, they propose safer ways to assist aka we’ll force the Navy into a taxi service.

If these fruit loops seven folded their parliamentary foot print then the UK is stuffed.

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 6, 2024 1:24 pm

Yes evil, moronic ideologues like our troll.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 6, 2024 1:25 pm

Climate fairies love electric trucks.

Why electric beats hydrogen in the race to decarbonize freight vehicles in Australia (TechXplore, 5 Jul)

To find out how best to decarbonize trucks in Australia, our research evaluated the lifecycle emissions from low-emission trucks. We focused on electric and hydrogen trucks. We also compared their performance to diesel trucks across five types of rigid and three types of articulated trucks.

Our results show electric trucks are the better, faster option to decarbonize road freight by the legislated target dates for emission cuts. In some cases, hydrogen trucks had two to three times the emissions intensity (the amount of greenhouse gases emitted per kilometer traveled) of electric trucks.

Ok, all Bowenesque boilerplate, but I was amused by who these intrepid electric B-double advocates are:

Hussein Dia

Professor of Future Urban Mobility, Swinburne University of Technology

Dorsa Alipour

PhD Candidate, Swinburne University of Technology

Hadi Ghaderi

Associate Professor in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Swinburne University of Technology

I dunno, maybe they’ve all fled the Middle East to escape from that horrible Gaia-hated oily stuff.

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 6, 2024 1:27 pm

What I don’t get is why these illegal immigrants leave France for England? More scope to bludge off social security? I thought in the south of France the weather would at least be a lot better.

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Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 6, 2024 1:33 pm

He’s made a dent.

—-

Tucker Carlson Network:

Tucker Carlson in Australia | Montage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiorC8vD_zY

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 6, 2024 1:36 pm

The Prime Minister has some queef to share:

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has stared down the threat of another interest rate rise, promising Australians that “it is going to get better”.

Seeming to shrug off concerns shared by economists about an untamable inflation beast and the risk of another rate hike, the PM told News Corp he was confident the cost-of-living crisis would improve.

While Mr Albanese would not comment on how devastating another interest rate rise would be to Labor’s re-election chances, he said he felt confident his cost-of-living measures would deliver relief.

“It is going to get better,” he said. “And it’s going to get better because we have been very conscious about putting in place short-term cost-of-living relief that’s immediate in a way that makes the economy in the medium term better.

“We’ve deliberately designed our cost-of-living relief to provide support for people who most need it, without putting further pressure on inflation.”

It is a confident call from the PM, who has previously been criticised for declaring in the 2022 election he could reduce power prices by $275.

The benefits he believes will help improve people’s lives include the Stage 3 tax cuts – inherited from the former Coalition government and redesigned.

Mr Albanese said the changes to the cuts had been “a difficult decision” for Labor to make, “but the right decision”.

“And as a direct result, every single Australian’s pay packet from this week has got larger, more cash for them in order to deal with cost-of-living pressures,” he said.

Mr Albanese brushed off the suggestion that bracket creep would erode the cuts, maintaining the relief would make “a real difference for people”.

He also refused to discuss the impact of another rate rise on Labor’s re-election prospects, saying rates were the domain of the Reserve Bank.

“What our job is to do is to reduce inflation — and we want it to moderate further,” he said. “We have reduced inflation to almost half of what it was, when we were elected to government.”

The $300 energy bill relief payment, increased superannuation and paid parental leave were also “designed in a way to make things better”, he said.

“Real wages have increased, more so than they did in the previous decade, almost a decade of office of the Coalition,” he said.

“So people are earning more and then getting to keep more of what they earn is very significant.

“And this week already, I have had people come up to me this morning and just say, thank you … I got an extra $180 in my pay, and that will make a substantial difference for people.”

As for the government’s own budget papers showing how, even with tax cuts, personal income tax paid by Australians this financial year will be significantly higher than in 2020-2021, Mr Albanese said the figures reflected “more people in work” who were “earning more”.

“Since we’ve been in government, we have created more jobs on our watch than have been created by any first-term government or any government in Australian history,” he said.

“So (the figures) are an indication of just how much we’ve made a difference.

“Tax intake as a proportion of the national economy, peaked when Peter Dutton was the minister for revenue. It was higher than it is today.”

Asked whether he would take personal responsibility if things got worse for families, Mr Albanese said he was more focused on ensuring “things got better”, but it would be without the “cash splashes” of the Coalition government.

Cash splashes — which he said had made inflation worse — would also not be a feature of the upcoming election campaign, he said.

He described the tax cuts as “relief” rather than a “cash splash” to help households pay the mortgage and bills.

Apparently it was a sit down interview with a NewsCorp journo so there are more things in it but this is a sample of the horseshit pie he is urging everyone to dine on.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 6, 2024 1:39 pm

It continues:

HOUSING CRISIS

Mr Albanese acknowledged the housing crisis facing many Australians, with young families struggling to buy their first home along with soaring rents.

He said cities such as Sydney needed to embrace higher densities, pointing to the long-neglected “appalling” thoroughfares such as Parramatta Rd as sites that should accommodate more homes.

“This is a problem of neglect of a long period of time,” he said. “We need more, higher density, where it’s appropriate, around railway stations, around transport corridors.

“We want to help developers to build rental homes, particularly for affordable housing.

“We need to take every opportunity to increase housing supply.”

He acknowledged Sydney as it stood might change in appearance, but said that it was the price that had to be paid.

Doxboxes comrade. (Ht John Constantine)
That’s the price! FMD

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 6, 2024 1:43 pm

Some more:

WIND FARMS

Among the challenges Labor will face electorally will be the revolt in some seats against renewable infrastructure, such as the community opposition in the federal Labor seat of Cunningham against a proposed offshore wind farm.

Questioned on whether he felt people underestimated the scale of the infrastructure required to deliver renewable energy, Mr Albanese blamed “misinformation” for the community opposition.

Ah yes, misinformation raises it’s ugly head.

LABOR RE-ELECTION

With an election looming and the release of the new draft boundaries, Labor has begun the process of selecting its candidates.

Mr Albanese would not be drawn on a date, beyond repeating his view three-year terms were “too short”.

“So the idea that I would run to an election next month is certainly not on my mind,” he said.

Asked what he felt was Labor’s “defining achievement” given the failure of the Voice to parliament, Mr Albanese nominated navigating the country through a “very difficult economic time”.

3 years not enough to entirely gut the country.

WEDDING PLANS

With the government having lurched from one crisis to the next — the latest being the bombshell resignation of Senator Fatima Payman — it looks unlikely Mr Albanese will be holding a wedding this term.

“We haven’t set a date for the wedding yet,” he said.

“Yeah, we are talking about it, but the diary is pretty full, I’ve got to say.”

While stressing that he did not take an election for granted, he said a wedding could be “in the second term”.

“We haven’t finally determined the date yet. We have no intention of having an elaborate, over-the-top wedding”.

I hope the sale of your house will be able to cover all costs.
Raise your hand if you believe one word of this dribble? Anyone?

Zippster
Zippster
July 6, 2024 1:44 pm

Labour assumed the loyalty of its Muslim voters as it does the loyalty of its gay voters, but the former seem to grasp that they will soon be strong enough to do without the socialist infidels.

shocked I say!

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
July 6, 2024 1:44 pm

DNC rules don’t actually stop the Dems delegates from voting for someone other than Biden.
https://youtu.be/mtSAw1OTq1Q?t=81
If the delegates believe the voter sentiment is that Biden is unfit, they can switch their pledges to another candidate at the DNC, all within DNC rules.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 6, 2024 1:59 pm
Cassie of Sydney
July 6, 2024 2:05 pm

Steyn, as usual, says it best.

At least Conservative MP Suella Braverman, a woman who is the daughter of ethnic Indian Hindu migrants from Kenya, a woman who is married to a Jew, a woman who was sacked by Sunak last September for speaking the truth about Islamic immigration, Islamic terrorism and multiculturalism (the week before October 7…..a telling omen) yesterday, when standing in front of her constituency to accept her win, after surveying the post-election carnage, had the decency to apologise to those loyal Conservative men and women of the UK who, in 2010, in 2015, in the Brexit vote of 2016, in 2017 and in 2019, voted for the Tories in the faint hope they’d rein in immigration, in the faint hope they’d fight the woke nonsense, in the faint hope they’d fight Islamism, in the faint hope they’d repeal many of the Blair/Brown policies which have been disastrous for the UK, in the faint hope they’d lower taxes, in the faint hope they’d finally separate the UK from the EU, rather then the Clayton’s Brexit they got, but instead these voters were spat upon by the Tory wets and elites, and after fourteen years of so called Conservative governance, all they got was an extension of the Blair/Brown years, and now the unpalatable fact is that the UK is past saving.

Makka
Makka
July 6, 2024 2:12 pm
Diogenes
Diogenes
July 6, 2024 2:35 pm

Their case last year, ran on their behalf by Save The Children, was lodged after a cohort of Sydney-based ISIS brides and their children were secretly extracted from the same camp in early 2023.

I would suggest that as save the the children campaigned so hard, THEY are responsible for reintegrating and supporting these arseholes, and are totally responsible for any crimes said arseholes commit.

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 6, 2024 2:42 pm

So that’s what save the children do these days

calli
calli
July 6, 2024 2:50 pm

Save the Children

Which children?

Happy to put local children at risk in their paroxysms of virtue signalling.

Vicki
Vicki
July 6, 2024 2:56 pm

Right now he and Mrs are evicting their two daughters ready for the new season, so there’s been quite a bit of angst at the Cafe.

We are hoping our pair which occupy the eastern part of our property will finally evict what we think is their first family of youngsters. It is awful how they still allow “begging” from what are full grown maggies.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
July 6, 2024 3:08 pm

Diogenes
July 6, 2024 2:35 pm

Anything to stop anyone who is a victim of such crime suing Save The Children fund?

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 6, 2024 3:13 pm

Families of murder victims in Melbourne Sydney and Brisbane should sue the Commonwealth and the miserable public serpents who imported murderous criminals. Canbra filth.

Rosie
Rosie
July 6, 2024 3:29 pm

Migrants head for the UK because they will be given accommodation and hope to find work.
The French make a point of not making France an attractive destination.
https://www.oasiscardiff.org/blog/why-do-refugees-leave-france-for-the-uk

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 6, 2024 3:59 pm
Tom
Tom
July 6, 2024 4:16 pm

He’s made a dent.

Many thanks, Steve Trickler, for posting the Tucker Carlson Australian tour highlights video. Best 36 minutes I have spent today — especially exposing the Australian media robots regurgitating the left’s talking points and making fools of themselves.

I’m confident none of them has learned a thing as confronting Carlson was sticking it to the man in their tiny, poorly educated minds.

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 6, 2024 4:35 pm

He acknowledged Sydney as it stood might change in appearance, but said that it was the price that had to be paid.

Anal posted by BB earlier- why does that price have to be paid? It’s a deliberate, unnecessary and malicious action by the gubmint and assorted canbra pubes.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 6, 2024 4:36 pm

PoliticsWA News

Fatima Payman: Independent senator gets warm welcome on arrival in WA
Andrew Brown and Rachael WardAAP
Sat, 6 July 2024 10:50AM

Cheering supporters have greeted West Australian Senator Fatima Payman at Perth Airport with the former Labor MP vowing to “serve them as an independent voice”.
The new crossbench senator quit the Labor party this week over her stance on Palestinian rights and freedoms.
Members of the crowd hugged her and cheered as she made her way through the terminal late on Friday.
“I’m ready to serve them as an independent voice, to be their voice in Canberra,” Senator Payman told reporters.

There’s quite a few headscarves and Mo beards in the crowd..

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 6, 2024 4:53 pm

“I’m ready to serve them as an independent voice, to be their voice in Canberra,” Senator Payman told reporters.

So, a voice in Canbra for WA-based Zionists and folk who believe in the necessity of destroying Hamas and its terrorist infrastructure as a prerequisite to any lasting peace.

?

billie
billie
July 6, 2024 4:54 pm

Biden will win again, Jill is so confident that I believe this to be true as she has been told that’s how it will roll.

So they (US Intelligence services) rig it, so they rig it and everyone knows, so what?

Who is going to do what? Seriously go up against the system, that brings down foreign governments, starts and stops wars, kills millions of people, and you think a local election fixing is beyond them? Get over it.

Americans know, they will be up against their own intelligence/law enforcement groups and if you say anything, hey presto, child pornography is found on your laptop/PC/phone, or your child’s laptop/PC/phone.

They demand your device under search warrant and in the ensuing examination, find whatever they want.

Then you will shut the fork up ..

I reckon the only thing that might stop it, is if he dies and even then, they can just put a double in play, and so what?

Trump won’t win, I want him to win, but cannot see it happening.

The US government system has everything to lose if Trump wins and nothing to gain, so he won’t win.

Rosie
Rosie
July 6, 2024 5:11 pm

Edward Feser pointing out that Vigano is a schismatic but that the excommunication medicine should also be given to heretics.
https://x.com/FeserEdward/status/1809292811747119253?t=vM68imiGl3S9C5yElaHEFQ&s=19

cohenite
July 6, 2024 5:22 pm

The corrupt, fetid apparatus behind the perverted corpse is amazing. It is now turning the old piece of shit into Trump. His face went to corpse white to Trump orange after the debate.

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 6, 2024 5:30 pm

Trump won’t win, I want him to win, but cannot see it happening.

I can’t either for the same reasons you describe but happy to be proved wrong

Cassie of Sydney
July 6, 2024 5:38 pm

Open Jew hatred is now lauded and feted in this country. I just watched the news and saw how the WA Senator of Jew hatred has been lauded and feted by fellow leftist and Islamist scum on arrival in Perth.

The winds of Jew hatred are blowing hard, and let me assure you that those winds are cold, very cold. This country has fallen, into an icy abyss.

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Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 6, 2024 5:47 pm

Heh.

Rivian’s Amazon Delivery Vans Keep Mysteriously Catching Fire (Jul 6)

Amazon delivery vans, manufactured by Rivian, keep catching fire.

That was the topic of a new report from Quartz.com this week which highlighted that the blue Prime vans seen all over the country keep catching fire at Amazon distribution centers.

“One starts to wonder why,” QZ.com asked. 

The report notes that footage from Third Coast Drone reveals Rivian vans ablaze outside an Amazon facility in Houston.

While the video doesn’t show how the fire started, it captures firefighters working to control the flames. Importantly, the footage also reveals that each van was parked at a charging station.

It’s a mystery I tells ya, a mystery!

John H.
John H.
July 6, 2024 5:47 pm

In the election campaign did the Tories and the Reform Party promote Brexit? Polling indicates it has become very unpopular. Economic growth in Britain has fallen behind European countries, low and middle income are worse off, and trade has bounced back but is still behind European countries.

Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
July 6, 2024 5:54 pm

A woman is fighting for her life in hospital after being stabbed in her neck in Brisbane city. 

At approximately 1.30pm, officers responded to reports two women were involved in a disturbance.

Did one of you say this was a pattern?

Roger
Roger
July 6, 2024 5:57 pm

“I’m ready to serve them as an independent voice, to be their voice in Canberra,” Senator Payman told reporters.

Who’s “them”?

If the ALP doesn’t shut her down in the senate they’re not worth their salt.

Over to you, Penny Wong.

Harlequin Decline
July 6, 2024 6:04 pm

Doxboxes comrade. (Ht John Constantine)

No, no, no BlackBall, I think the late, great John Constantine words were-

‘Napalm clad freedom barracks’

Comrade.

calli
calli
July 6, 2024 6:16 pm

I’m assured by Seven News that Starmer and Albanese will get on well together because they are from the same working class backgrounds.

Trump. Not so much. Apparently Starmer thinks he’s a “Neo Nazi ideological sociopath”. Nice. Tells me all I need to know about the incoming PM.

But getting back to the Albanese/Starmer bruvverhood…I await Sir Kier’s first visit to the Pacific. He needs to top this as the elder statesperson.

IMG_1930
Roger
Roger
July 6, 2024 6:21 pm

‘Napalm clad freedom barracks’

Still, I’d imagine it’s preferable to living in a tent in a park, or your car, or a friend’s garage.

That being said, Albanese is lying…again.

The HIA has already made it clear the construction sector won’t have the capacity to deliver the 1.2 million housing units Albanese is touting for at least 10 years (not within 5, per Labor’s central plan), assuming all remains peachy here and abroad re the availability of skilled labour and supply chains.

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Indolent
Indolent
July 6, 2024 6:21 pm
calli
calli
July 6, 2024 6:30 pm

I watched Farage giving a post election speech and being heckled from the peanut gallery.

”You’ll have a stroke”, says he to the demented flailing frother with his signature rubbery grin. I know some of you have deep misgivings about the man, but I do like his resilience.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 6, 2024 6:30 pm

Cognitive Impairment? What Cognitive Impairment?

“I was exhausted, didn’t listen to my instincts in terms of preparing and it was a bad night … I was sick I was felling terrible … the doctors did a Covid test to see if I had infection but it was just a really bad cold,” he [Biden] told ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos.

“I realised that even when I was answering the questions, even though they turned his [Trump’s] mic off, he was still shouting, I just realised I wasn’t in control,” he added, adding that Trump had lied “28 times”.

Repeatedly asked by the interviewer whether he would submit to a formal cognitive exam and reveal the results to the public, the President said he did not need do because “I’ve had a full neurological test every day”, referring to his job as president.

“No one has said I have to have one … Look I have a cognitive test every day, everything I do, not only my campaign, but I’m running the world,” he added.

Emperor Xi, Narendra Modi, the Poot, the Ayatollocracy, the IMF, Kim Jong Haircut, the Mexican people smuggling cartels, and the Hooti Tootis were unavailable for comment.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
July 6, 2024 6:31 pm

When an Ethnically Legit Leader visits from another country, we’re careful not to take him- or her!- to the tailor for a three piece suit, and then seal the makeover with a barbershop shave and slap of cologne. Cos colonial supremacy n sh*t.
So why do these qvislings line up with bare backside and idiot grins to play dress-ups with woven rags and ochre when RAAF 1 docks in Borrioboora-Gai?

cohenite
July 6, 2024 6:33 pm

The really scary thing behind the perverted corpse scandal is that it is not obuma or even shrillary in charge but those pair of pustules on legs, jill and hunter. It is clear that biden is brain dead; the debate showed that and the interview with that little slug Stephanopoulos again proves that:

Stephanopoulos: did you watch the debate

Corpse: eh, um, I, um, I don’t….think so.

One thing though an orange face looks pretty damn good even on a piece of rancid shit like biden. But with jill and hunter pulling the strings this world is going to fall off a cliff.

calli
calli
July 6, 2024 6:34 pm

Hah! My fan has been re-activated!

Did you miss me? 😀

Arky
July 6, 2024 6:42 pm

Jim Rickards describes globalists vs nationalists:
“Trump didn’t drain the swamp because he couldn’t find the swamp”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBqNNrBk3SI

“The Republican Party is the nationalist party and the globalists are being run out of the room”.
-Rickards.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 6, 2024 6:46 pm

Mayor of Fairfield Frank Carbone has set up his own party and may run against Bowen in next election.

cohenite
July 6, 2024 6:47 pm

You have to hand it to Trump; Caroline Sunshine is his deputy director of communications:

(17) Caroline Sunshine (@CSUNSHINE) / X

Zippster
Zippster
July 6, 2024 6:49 pm
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Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 6, 2024 6:54 pm

If the ALP doesn’t shut her down in the senate they’re not worth their salt.

Over to you, Penny Wong.

Even though it’s the lead into what will certainly become a dreadful and destructive episode of ‘identity meets government’, there’s a certain elegance in the way Payman is playing Team Handsome Boy.

With half a dozen colleagues experiencing Ozempic Diarrhoea over the Muslim vote, bomb disposal is not being helped by ALP priors and Aussie Jasmin apparently playing a straight bat.

Moral persuasion? Not happened, or happening – ‘I’m still a servant of WA’, badly treated by my former party.

S.44? Technically possible, maybe, but truly awful optics – which will probably lead to howler monkey behaviour and street riots.

Mean Girl technical nasties in Parliament? Not while the gleeful Greens have you over the Barrel of Fun.

Suffer in yer jocks.
Pricks.

bons
bons
July 6, 2024 6:55 pm

Would it in any way be fair to classify the death of Britain election as: Indian usurpers versus Muslim usurpers?

Just like in Oz, the successful brushing aside of the majority by their supposed representatives in pursuit of support from minorities is difficult to understand.

At least the Payman idiocy has shown that Labor is equally incompetent at protecting their constituency.

New parties now!

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
July 6, 2024 7:00 pm

The really really scary thing about the perverted corpse is his core functions of lying and sledging are so strong, even when he’s losing his ability to recall faces and retain stools.
Speaking of stools- remember, this is the restraint and reticence with which our leaders conduct themselves around the corrupt corpse…

albo-wong-soylent
Roger
Roger
July 6, 2024 7:02 pm

Even though it’s the lead into what will certainly become a dreadful and destructive episode of ‘identity meets government’, there’s a certain elegance in the way Payman is playing Team Handsome Boy.

I don’t mean to blow my own trumpet but I’ve been predicting Payman’s dummy spit since last year.

I suppose I’d be wasting my time submitting a resume to the PMO?

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Miltonf
Miltonf
July 6, 2024 7:04 pm

perverted corpse is his core functions of lying and sledging

Well that’s all the old turd did last time it debated Trump in 2020.

Roger
Roger
July 6, 2024 7:07 pm

Would it in any way be fair to classify the death of Britain election as: Indian usurpers versus Muslim usurpers?

No; the Conservative malaise had nothing to do with Sunak’s ethnicity.

He gets criticism here, and rightly so in many respects, but he attempted to do an Abbott with illegal immigration from across the channel, which met with much stonewalling from the Blob.

That repealing the Rwanda offshore processing deal has been one of Starmer’s first actions speaks volumes.

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eric hinton
eric hinton
July 6, 2024 7:11 pm

No mujiks?

Indolent
Indolent
July 6, 2024 7:13 pm

Dr. John Campbell

Hope accord in detail

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 6, 2024 7:24 pm

Inspired by the example of Senator Payman, I have decided to convert to Islam.

I have told Mme Zulu that, as a good woman, I expect her to be obedient.

At those words, she fell to her knees.

“Come out from under that bed, and fight like a man, you rotten coward” were her next words.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 6, 2024 7:24 pm

Suffer in yer jocks.

Which are firmly wedged up Handsome Boy’s crack.

Muddy
Muddy
July 6, 2024 7:35 pm
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Muddy
Muddy
July 6, 2024 7:38 pm

Palestinianism and the Red-Green Alliance: Similarities in the Ideology and Practice of Marxists and Islamists.
From the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (as is the above link also).

calli
calli
July 6, 2024 7:40 pm

For Zulu. 😀

IMG_2047
calli
calli
July 6, 2024 7:54 pm

I see some white fraud is lecturing the rugby crowd about indigenous history.

Boring, condescending, utterly cringeworthy.

Had to turn the rubbish off. The game might start in half an hour when the windbag is finished.

John H.
John H.
July 6, 2024 7:59 pm

Starving Away Cancer – The Miracle of Fasting, Explained. [5 Studies] – YouTube

In 2012 I wrote a series of blog posts on this. Great to see the research continuing. Physionic provides a good example of creative exploration for such a complex and confusing subject. He is one of the most prudent and insightful biochem bloggers. Reminds me of better days.

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 6, 2024 8:02 pm

Obama is not a brilliant genius or one man dynamo, he was a lazy and unoriginal activist lawyer, one of tens of thousands of Ivy Leaguers who join the political side of the network, who wanted to live out his egotistical ambitions.

Who’s Running the Country? – Daniel Greenfield / Sultan Knish Articles at DanielGreenfield.org

Muddy
Muddy
July 6, 2024 8:03 pm

A senior Houthi official met with the Russian president’s special envoy. Russia is reportedly considering supplying missiles to the Houthis.

[During the week 26 June – 3 July, according to the Meir Amit Center].

If other details here are correct, Hezbollocks is far better armed than I had thought. I knew they had numbers and training, but do they have the ability to use the weaponry Iran has reportedly supplied to them?

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Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 6, 2024 8:14 pm

The Wallabies vs Wales starts off with an extraordinary bollocking by Uncle Someone. Welcome to Wasteland, apparently.

Now for 80 minutes of pain (Union is for masochists, and tragic former players greats).

calli
calli
July 6, 2024 8:28 pm

The rugby is on because I share the TV and the room is warm and comfy. If I was home alone it would be off.

Thanks for the Sultan Knish link, miltonf. He is such an interesting and insightful commentator.

‘Turn’ corruption once again threatens the survival of the party and yet they can’t break away from it because parties are vehicles for careerism and cash. The networks around powerful politicians build careers and move money. And those networks are running the country.

We see it in every country. Starmer is having his “turn” now. He scrubs up well and speaks nicely modulated RP for a boy from the back blocks. Pretty certain he won’t be “running” anything.

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 6, 2024 8:40 pm

Yes calli- that article explains a lot including why people like Pauline and Trump are so despised by the political-meja class.

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 6, 2024 8:44 pm

We’re only supposed to be allowed to vote for ‘approved’ candidates.

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Zippster
Zippster
July 6, 2024 8:51 pm

Tesla FSD 12.4.3 is Ready to Go Wide! My first drive with commentary

latest tesla self driving is out.

I “drove” version 12 enhanced autopilot which is basically FSD without navigation since we dont have full FSD here.

Overall it drives very confidently, in fact a little too confidently for my comfort level. At one point it was quite happy sitting in group of semis at 110 which isnt my idea of fun, so I took over and went past . Car definitely needs an LLM front end so you can tell it what do. I cant imagine workable robotaxis without a language model front end.

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 6, 2024 9:01 pm

Speaking of ‘turns’, it explains a lot about Howard.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 6, 2024 9:04 pm

The Wallabies vs Wales starts off with an extraordinary bollocking by Uncle Someone. Welcome to Wasteland, apparently.

Was there a brief history session on the origins of the game, how black fellas used it to keep agile for hunting? And that William Webb Ellis upon seeing this truly marvelous sight introduced it back to Rugby in 1832?
Now that would have been something

Diogenes
Diogenes
July 6, 2024 9:04 pm

Last week I did both Mrs D’s and my Jobseeker applications, and today I did my tax return. Given all the emphasis on coercive control at the moment, I was struck by the amount of detail of each other’s finances we give to provide under penalty.

Something does not seem right about this picture.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
July 6, 2024 9:15 pm

On the Cat’s musings have been watching the Wallabies. Close match, so good. Don’t know these newer players.

By the looks northern hemisphere refs haven’t changed. Still s$#@.

Harlequin Decline
July 6, 2024 9:35 pm

John H,

Good video on fasting and cancer. Appropriately nuanced by caveats and with casual and statistical information presented.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 6, 2024 9:42 pm

Also, for what it’s worth, I forced myself to finish reading Robert Verkaik’s “The Traitor of Arnhem.”

Don’t bother. More conspiracy theories then the Kennedy assassination.

I’ve had the priveledge of meeting three of the veterans of that battle, and I’ve walked over that battlefield. Those who served there, deserve a better memorial then this rubbish.

JC
JC
July 6, 2024 9:49 pm

Zip,

That’s a pretty self drive vid. It was anticipating and correctly maneuvering around obstacles. Just wow.

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