Open Thread – Mon 8 July 2024


Boulevard of Capucines, Claude Monet, 1883

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Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 8, 2024 11:51 pm

Oops … vindicated.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 9, 2024 12:09 am

How do you get jet lag on AF1?

Have a quick feed and go to bed onboard.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 9, 2024 12:21 am

John H.
July 9, 2024 12:04 am

You are a good font of knowledge JH.

KevinM
KevinM
July 9, 2024 12:21 am

Scroll if not your cuppa.

Well, that’s an other explanation for the loss of HMS Hood.
(By the Navy General Board)

Luck plays a part in our lives I suppose, it must, or I would be dead a dozen times over with the stupid things I’ve done.

Destiny plays no part in it as far as I know, haven’t done anything remarkable, the offspring are nice and hard working, but show no sign of greatness either.

Maybe in centuries to come?
Would be nice if they remembered me.

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Navy General Board

Sailors look on as HMS Hood arrives at Hawaii in June of 1924. The battle cruiser was visiting during her World Cruise.

One wonders what they might have been thinking as Hood was the World’s largest capital ship in service and arguably the most prestigious at the time.
While on the subject, I feel that it is important to address the elephant in the room.

During recent posts on HMS Hood, I have noticed that many people repeatedly poke fun at her demise and use it as an excuse to bash the design. Apparently her explosion is evidence of a bad design.
On the other hand, these same individuals would likely not complain about the prospect of one of the Queen Elizabeth class battleships being sent against Bismarck, battleship being their designation of course.

The Irony of this being that Hood had the exact same level of armor protection as these “battleships” and was, in some areas, actually better protected. Between her combination of speed, armor, and firepower, Hood matched up against Bismarck far better than people would care to admit, especially for a ship that was two decades older.

So why her sudden loss if she was supposedly so powerful?
Well, if you bothered to pay attention to any of my work, you would notice a prevalent trend of luck playing a role.

Simple, impartial, often brutal luck.

The best design, operated by the best crew, and deployed to the most carefully laid plans, can and has been completely shattered by luck. Typically it arrives in the form of variables outside the control of the crew.
At the range and position of Hood, she should have been safe from any critical shell hits from Bismarck.

However, fate intervened and, somehow, a German shell managed to hit something critical.
One might run a simulation of that scenario a thousand times and for nine hundred and ninety-nine times, Hood might not have succumbed to such a hit. However, on that particular day and at that particular time Hood drew the short straw.

Scenarios such as this are not uncommon either. The only reason HMS Hood seems to have survived the test of time is due to her prestige. She was, for all intents and purposes, the flagship of all the World’s navies at the time.
The United States studied her design, the Germans used her as an imaginary opponent, essentially every major Navy was influenced by Hood in one way or another.

It’s for this reason her sudden loss was a massive shock. No one expected her to be lost in such a manner.
Overall, I find it very shortsighted to be critical of Hood or her design based on her loss.
If one cannot acknowledge how luck played a role in her demise then you must not have paid attention to any of the things I’ve been trying to teach on this page.

KevinM
KevinM
July 9, 2024 12:24 am

Oops, pic.

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KevinM
KevinM
July 9, 2024 12:43 am

Once again I can recommend M Steyn.

John H.
John H.
July 9, 2024 1:09 am

Australian right wing humour. I enjoyed the superwog series on the ABC.
Is Superwog based? (youtube.com)

Zatara
Zatara
July 9, 2024 2:32 am

A Le Pen win may have upset the market because of the expectation that her policies would trigger societal upheaval. In plainer, more general terms, markets could have been concerned about towel heads going apeshit and causing chaos.

Would it look a little like this?

France descended into chaos on Sunday as reports of leftists winning parliamentary elections started to emerge, leading white liberals and Jihadist illegal immigrants to take to the streets and cause violence.

Despite this victory, Communist leftists and radical Jihadists are still taking to the streets to cause chaos. Only from the left do you see rioting after a favorable result!

John H.
John H.
July 9, 2024 2:58 am

Yesterday I warned about Big Food. I just read this. He goes further and makes an excellent point about all the dodgy products being pushed but those at least those are typically neutral health wise.

Vested interests in nutrition and the chronic disease explosion (afr.com)

No politician will touch this. No-one in the media will make it an ongoing campaign. Too much money involved.

Great to see this but will it ever reach the MSM?

Tom
Tom
July 9, 2024 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
July 9, 2024 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
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Tom
Tom
July 9, 2024 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
July 9, 2024 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
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Tom
Tom
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Tom
Tom
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BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
July 9, 2024 4:43 am

ZK2A:

Britain, in the 1970’s under Soviet occupation, and for those who accepted the armistice, and the occupation, and decided to work for a “better society”, and for those – the Resistance – for who there was never any question of compromise…

It sounds awfully like Ted Allbeury’s “All Our Tomorrows”.
The Unions have brought Britain to its knees and a Leftist Government signs a “Treaty of Neutrality and Cooperation” with the Soviet Union, which begins the next morning with Russian troop transports landing in London.
…but some Saxons are distinctly unhappy.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
July 9, 2024 4:48 am

John H/Arky:

  • Rate of increase in US life expectancy has decreased
  • Despite huge declines in smoking life expectancy is decreasing.

You two are not in agreement with each other – the statements are opposite.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
July 9, 2024 5:40 am

China’s Rapid Renewables Rollout Hits Grid Limits

China’s record-breaking deployment of wind and solar capacity has worsened regional power imbalances, forcing the country to idle increasing amounts of renewable generation when it overwhelms local consumption.

It looks like China hit its 30% renewables limit in 2021, and now their grid is becoming unstable with renewables having to be turned off.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 9, 2024 5:54 am

Regarding healthy food.
Recently heard on the radio about new line of 50 % less sugar for lollies from the Natural Confectionary Company. Sounded like a good idea so had a look in the supermarket.
Well guess what ? Almost exactly double the price of the normal variety.
Being good for you comes at a price. Lower income people going to pay a lot more for the so called healthier option.
Did not buy either.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
July 9, 2024 5:59 am

China’s record-breaking deployment of wind and solar capacity has worsened regional power imbalances, forcing the country to idle increasing amounts of renewable generation when it overwhelms local consumption.

China’s record-breaking deployment of wind and solar capacity has worsened regional power imbalances, forcing the country to idle increasing amounts of renewable generation when it overwhelms local consumption.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 9, 2024 6:16 am

Hallward last evening.

Landing is the only hard part of aircraft handling. The dirty little secret pilots have is that most fixed wing aircraft fly themselves quite nicely.

So you’ve never landed a taildragger in max crosswind, then?

johanna
johanna
July 9, 2024 6:27 am

Bourne1879
July 9, 2024 5:54 am

Regarding healthy food.
Recently heard on the radio about new line of 50 % less sugar for lollies from the Natural Confectionary Company. Sounded like a good idea so had a look in the supermarket.
Well guess what ? Almost exactly double the price of the normal variety.
Being good for you comes at a price. Lower income people going to pay a lot more for the so called healthier option.

The whole thing is a con.

It’s not the sugar content that matters, it’s how many of them you eat.

I’m guessing a typical boiled sweet contains the equivalent of 1-2 teaspoons of sugar – similar to what many people have in a cup of coffee or tea.

Eating the occasional lolly is the same as having a cuppa. No biggie.

It’s eating them by the handful that has a noticeable effect on sugar intake.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 9, 2024 6:29 am

m0nty
 July 8, 2024 11:26 pm

The reason markets reacted


Disclaimer: I didn’t last in Eco 101 past O-week, so I am totally clueless on these matters.

Gabor
Gabor
July 9, 2024 6:30 am

Recently heard on the radio about new line of 50 % less sugar for lollies from the Natural Confectionary Company.

Isn’t the point of having lollies that they are full of sugar?
Same as for cakes having lots of cream and stuff all bad for you, allegedly.

You wouldn’t live on them but they are very nice treats once in a while.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 9, 2024 6:33 am

Extended interview.

If you know anyone with Parkison’s Disease or Multiple Sclerosis, get them on nicotine patches pronto. Cheap as chips and nothing to lose giving it a go. It also works with autism too.

Avoid the ciggies.

99% of the population would be clueless about this. Not their fault.

DR. BRYAN ARDIS | What you Don’t Know about Nicotine could KILL YOU! Exposing the Lie. Revealing the Benefits.
https://rumble.com/v4omx85-dr.-bryan-ardis-what-you-dont-know-about-nicotine-could-kill-you-exposing-t.html

calli
calli
July 9, 2024 6:36 am

Healthy alternative to hideous pre packaged cereals – veggie waffles. Same principle as the Japanese cabbage pancake.

Cooked some up this morning. Mmmmmm.

You can put ham or bacon in them for extra yum.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 9, 2024 6:39 am

Mutley says, “I didn’t last in Life 101 past 0-week. That’s why I’m such a dipshit”.

The Bungonia Bee
The Bungonia Bee
July 9, 2024 6:39 am

The unholy alliance of the French Centre (Macron’s mob) with the lefties has succeeded in stymying the right (National Rally – Le Pen’s mob) for the time being, but it will continue to grow.
In the meantime, France may be virtually ungovernable with three major groups holding seats.
If there is one major issue leading most of Europe in a right wards direction it is uncontrolled immigration. When Germany’s soccer captain comes out and says his country is no longer safe to live in, you know there’s a problem.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 9, 2024 6:45 am

Bourne1879
 July 9, 2024 5:54 am

Regarding healthy food.

Recently heard on the radio about new line of 50 % less sugar for lollies from the Natural Confectionary Company

Generally the sugar/carbohydrates in Natural Confectionery Company lollies is no different to Allens or Lifesavers or whoever.
The “new line” with less sugar will use Stevia or artificial sweeteners, which are more expensive.
The Natural Confectionery Company’s big thing is “no artificial colours and flavours”, so I am guessing they use Stevia (or monkfruit extract as it is sometimes called) as it is Natural.
Oh, and they are made with 100% renewable electricity.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 9, 2024 6:53 am

Gabor
 July 9, 2024 6:30 am

Recently heard on the radio about new line of 50 % less sugar for lollies from the Natural Confectionary Company.

Isn’t the point of having lollies that they are full of sugar?

It is if you are a diabetic having a hypoglycaemic episode.
Someone I know was in that situation and was handed a bag of lollies to right the ship. The expected kick in blood glucose didn’t happen after a few minutes. On closer inspection it was discovered they were artificially sweetened.
The “excessive consumption may have a laxative effect” type.

Beertruk
Beertruk
July 9, 2024 6:56 am

Tim Blair in today’s Tele:

JOE’S MEDIA MATES DROP THEIR YEARS OF DEFENCE TIM
Tim BLAIR
9 Jul 2024

“I am President of the United States of America,” Joe Biden said in 2021, as though reminding himself.

Then, echoing a slogan made famous by wartime leader Harry S. Truman, Biden went on: “And the buck stops with me.”

At the time, Biden was attempting to give an impression of taking responsibility for his government’s fatally mismanaged military withdrawal from Afghanistan. But his “buck stops with me” charade didn’t survive the rest of Biden’s speech, in which he blamed not himself for the withdrawal debacle, but instead pointed at previous president Donald Trump and America’s Afghan allies.

“Afghanistan’s political leaders gave up and fled the country,” Biden said. “The Afghan military collapsed, sometimes without trying to fight.

” Which certainly can’t be said of Biden, an utterly collapsed individual, who is nevertheless fighting like a demon to remain alive, in some form of control and in the White House.

And he’s still blaming everybody and everything else when it all goes wrong.

Even before Biden was finished melting down during a presidential debate that he’d loudly called for and entirely pre-arranged, the 81-year-old’s campaign team was putting it about that he had a bad cold.

Sniffing Joe became sniffling Joe.

That excuse didn’t work, so Biden next claimed he’d been done in by a truly epic case of jet lag.

“I wasn’t very smart,” Biden said at a fundraising event following that delirious debate.

“I decided to travel around the world a couple times, going through I don’t know how many time zones …

“And then I came back and nearly fell asleep on stage.

Two things: When destined for venues overseas, Biden doesn’t exactly ride in the cargo bay of a creaky old de Havilland Comet.

He’s aboard Air Force One, which according to the White House website, provides the US President and his flying friends with some “4,000 square feet of floor space on three levels”. Reckon there’d be a comfy bed or two included in all that airborne real estate.

Secondly, Biden didn’t rush directly to the debate site after landing.

He’d returned to the US an entire 12 days prior.

Imagine suffering nearly two weeks of travel-related discombobulation.

Being so exceptionally vulnerable, Biden probably cops a debilitating dose of jet lag every time he walks too quickly across a bridge. Even taking into account the occasional fall.

Again, that excuse didn’t wash.

So Biden blamed Trump and his debate “shouting”, which nobody else apparently heard.

“Even when I was answering a question, even though they turned his mic off, he was still shouting,” Biden told an interviewer last week. “And I let it distract me.”

Well, yes. Loud voices in your head definitely can be distracting, as any crazy person testifying in court will quickly aver. Odd to have a president claim psychological affinity with Son of Sam serial killer David Berkowitz, but here we are.

The biggest surprise in all of this isn’t Biden’s dementia, which has been evident for years.

It’s that the press are now suddenly surprised by it – or are at least pretending to be surprised.

I mean, they’ve been seeing all the same videos as the rest of us. Back in 2020, for example, then candidate Biden provided CNN interviewer Dr Sanjay Gupta with a fascinating theory about Covid management.

“Um, you know, there’s a, uh, during World War II, uh, you know, where Roosevelt came up with a thing, uh, that, uh, you know, was totally different than a- than the …” Biden said. “It’s called, he called it, the, you know, the World War II, he had the war,” the confused man continued. “The, the War Production Board.”

Dr Gupta happens to be an associate chief of neurosurgery, so he’s no doubt observed similar symptoms over the years.

At one point during Biden’s Roosevelt ramble, Dr Gupta’s expression seemed to turn from neutral to concerned.

But CNN and the rest of the Biden-backing media didn’t say a damn thing.

They just kept pushing their man along, praying he’d keep it together just long enough to defeat Donald Trump.

They can’t pretend any longer that Biden is healthy, however, so the left-wing press is currently in an abandonment phase.

CNN’s Dr Gupta, who didn’t comment four years ago following Biden’s interview battle, now has plenty to say.

“For me as a brain specialist, it was concerning to watch President Joe Biden, and it quickly became clear that I was not alone in my reaction,” Dr Gupta wrote last week.

“I received more than a dozen calls, texts and emails from medical colleagues who, like me, specialise in the brain …

“From a neurological standpoint, we were concerned with his confused rambling, sudden loss of concentration in the middle of a sentence, halting speech and absence of facial animation, resulting at times in a flat, open-mouthed expression.”

We’ve seen it all before. CNN showed it during that 2020 interview.

But only now do Biden’s backers dare speak of his politically disqualifying
mental erosion.

The Bungonia Bee
The Bungonia Bee
July 9, 2024 6:57 am

Jo Nova illustrates the insanity of net zero for the west, destruction for the west. This is part of her post.
”Remember you are a planet-wrecker, but China just has growing painsChina burns four times as much coal as the second largest coal burner in the world. Everyone else is an also-ran in the coal stakes. For every ton the US consumes, China fries 12 times as much. And poor patsy Australia, for every ton we apologetically ignite, China burns 50. More coal was burned on Earth in 2023 than ever before in human history, and more than half of it was burned in China. Moreover, despite all the Sino nodding to sacred targets China shows no intention of putting the brakes on the coal train. Around the world, 95% of all new coal power plants built in 2023 were built in China.”

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 9, 2024 6:58 am

calli
 July 9, 2024 6:52 am

 Reply to  Sancho Panzer

Sancho, stevia and monkfruit are different plants. 

I did wonder that, but then read they were the same.
As for red wine, treat it like Johanna’s advice on lollies.
One or two?
OK.
7-8 … maybe not.
I know they call them “empty calories” but there isn’t that much carbohydrate/sugar in a glass of red when compared with a decent chunk of cake or a biscuit.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 9, 2024 7:00 am

calli, I dislike the use of pre-packaged food. Going through the checkout I see people with packets of food but very little whole foods. They usually pay twice what I do. I don’t think most people really know what food tastes like.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 9, 2024 7:03 am

A bottle of Pinot Noir has 17 gms of carbohydrate.
A single Tim-Tam biscuit has 12.
You choose.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
July 9, 2024 7:10 am

As for red wine, treat it like Johanna’s advice on lollies.

One or two?

OK.

7-8 … maybe not.

Not trying to pick a fight here, but what units are we talking about?

Beertruk
Beertruk
July 9, 2024 7:12 am

Sancho Panzer
 July 9, 2024 6:53 am

?It is if you are a diabetic having a hypoglycaemic episode.

One of the quickest way to get glucose into your system is to drink a teaspoon or two of sugar dissolved in a glass of water.
Works for me.
Or a Glucagen Hypokit. If you have one.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 9, 2024 7:15 am

GreyRanga
 July 9, 2024 7:00 am

calli, I dislike the use of pre-packaged food. Going through the checkout I see people with packets of food but very little whole foods

It’s not just the processed foods, it’s the “value add” foods.
Example 1. We prefer plain Grik yoghurt or vanilla flavoured if we are really cutting loose. There will be ten metres of shelving allocated to yoghurt in the supermarket, of which 9.975 is devoted to tricked up products, with the unadulterated product tucked away somewhere. “Fruit” yoghurt is the worst. Often just a dollop of cheap jam thrown into lower quality yoghurt.
Example 2. Tomato passata and sauces. If I want garlic or basil or “herbs” or nettle or sundried whatever I can add it myself. I think Aldi did an advert on the boy growing to a man in the sauce aisle waiting for his parents to choose the right tomato sauce.

lotocoti
lotocoti
July 9, 2024 7:21 am

Meanwhile, in the once great Britain, a former Tory MP still hasn’t worked out why he’s a former Tory MP.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
July 9, 2024 7:24 am

Not trying to pick a fight here, but what units are we talking about?

Glasses, Monsieur Depardieu.
Glasses.
Mon dieu!
Surely it is too early, even for you?
Non?

calli
calli
July 9, 2024 7:25 am

I tend to shop european style, every couple of days. Unless it’s for something special, only fruit and veggies in season.

Bottled sauces are full of added sugar and other horrors. Go “wog” and make your own passata when tomatoes are cheap and plentiful. Fun for all the family. Or just whizz up a couple of tins of chopped tomatoes. Or do your own “semi dried” with in-season Romas. Halve, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, a couple of garlic cloves, salt and pepper on a rack on a baking sheet. Into the oven on the lowest temperature and leave them to go all wrinkly and soft. Mmmm.

Boambee John
Boambee John
July 9, 2024 7:41 am

mUnturd is like the butterfly in The King and I.

He flutters from topic to new topic and then on again. Still, I am surprised that he has not commented on a convicted felon, Grunter, joining Dr Jill as carer for the senile geriatric in the White House.

Nor has he commented on Grunter’s laptop having moved from “Wussian disinformation” through “Nothing but piccies of Grunter’s ‘Nine inch hog’ ” to becoming a key part of the evidence used to convict him of various felonies.

Surely that was mentioned in the DNC talking points? Or maybe not.

Cassie of Sydney
July 9, 2024 7:42 am

I see the our resident Nazi was defecating here overnight.

I hate Nazis.

Rosie
Rosie
July 9, 2024 7:42 am

Bottled sauces are very popular in Italy.
And working families are time poor and probably only eat a pasta dish once a week.
?

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Cassie of Sydney
July 9, 2024 7:45 am

I’d rather a glass of grenache than 10 lollies.

I can’t stand low calorie/zero calorie food. It’s all garbage, pumped full of sugar. And another pet hate is skim/lite milk. Drink full cream milk or nothing.

Rosie
Rosie
July 9, 2024 7:49 am

Italians that make home made sauce, salami etc do it with extended family or friends once a year, in my observation, it’s a big undertaking.

johanna
johanna
July 9, 2024 7:53 am

I’m probably one of the people that are disapproved of because of the contents of my supermarket trolley. But, my situation is unusual because I live in a motel with only a microslave for cooking. (There is a kitchen on the site, but I can’t be bothered).

So, my trolley contains Port Salut cheese and crackers (processed); Dijon mustard for ham and cheese croissants (processed); fruit juice (processed); yummy dark chocolate (processed); soy sauce for Asian takeways (processed); salt and pepper (processed) – get the idea?

I did buy some mandarins (unprocessed). 🙂

Critiquing other people’s shopping is undoubtedly pleasurable. When I see the landwhales with six 3L bottles of Coke and a mountain of snack foods, I can’t help feeling a frisson.

But in my better moments I remind myself that (a) it’s none of my business; and (b) this is one shop, not always representative, and who knows what the circumstances are. Maybe the landwhales were shopping for a party.

Relying on unprocessed food is not only a leading cause of poverty and malnutrition (except in rich countries) … oh, right, we are talking about rich countries. Even as life expectancy extends, guilt and religiosity demands that we worship our ancestors.

Not me. Although some processed food is rubbish, the people who eat it still have a pretty good chance of living longer and healthier lives than the ancestors who dined on raw meat and berries.

Cooking is processing. Or, is it who does the cooking that matters?

It’s superstitious nonsense.

Pogria
Pogria
July 9, 2024 7:53 am

Whilst we are discussing food, I seared a scotch fillet for dinner last night. Kept it simple, only seasoned with salt before it hit the pan. Throw in a nob of butter, cheffie style and when melted, spoon it over the steak.
While steak rests, I make a simple salad.
Mustard with the steak, simple vinaigrette with the salad.
Nothing processed, took less than ten minutes.

Also, you can’t cook a decent steak in an air fryer. 😀

johanna
johanna
July 9, 2024 7:58 am

Mustard with the steak, simple vinaigrette with the salad.
Nothing processed, took less than ten minutes.

Nothing ‘processed’?

Mustard isn’t processed? Vinegar isn’t processed? Oil isn’t processed?

Did you season with salt and pepper? Processed.

People have been hypnotised by this greenie bullshit.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 9, 2024 7:58 am

Fatima Payman: Newly Independent senator may be in line for extra staffKatina CurtisThe West Australian
Tue, 9 July 2024 2:00AM

Newly independent senator Fatima Payman could be in line for an extra two staff after she quit the Labor Party — but she is at the mercy of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to get the additional support.
She will also have to hire at least five new staff and work out the practicalities of running an independent political office such as how to keep track of constituents without access to the central electoral roll databases the major parties maintain.
The first-term WA senator quit Labor last week over her frustration with the party’s approach to Palestinian statehood and the Gaza conflict.
On Monday she pledged to visit “every single town” in the State to find out what was important to the voters she will represent for another four years.

Political strategists say she now has to decide how she wants to position herself across a broad range of issues while dealing with the practicalities of setting up a fresh office from scratch.
Notre Dame University politics professor Martin Drum said a positive of being in a political party was they provided their MPs with expert advice around legislation.
“That’s much trickier when you’re an independent or in a very small party; you have to do all your own research — and they’ve got some resources in their own office, but obviously not the same resources that would come from a minister’s office or a shadow minister’s office,” he said.

She may find most of her constituents couldn’t give a rodent’s ringpiece about Palestinian statehood.

bons
bons
July 9, 2024 7:59 am

What future has GBNews under the UK’s Islamo Communist Government. It is certain that Ofcom will fulfill its long term desire and ‘off’ them within months.

There is a role for a rejuvinated Radio/TV Caroline; satellite based. The question however is what language should it broadcast in.

The BBC Tax is secure for another five years. I read somewhere (Spiked I think) that the ever zealous granny trapping license inspectors don’t knock on Muslim doors nor visit centers of traditional British culture such as Tower Hamlets.

shatterzzz
July 9, 2024 8:00 am

I suppose looking at the French election results the Frogs don’t really change ..
Macaroon got into bed with the communists to save his job ..
In 1940 Petain did the same with Hitler’ s Nazi party …………!

will
will
July 9, 2024 8:04 am

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Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 9, 2024 8:06 am

Inside Brittany Higgins and David Sharaz’s alleged ‘plot’ to take down Linda Reynolds and the government – as defamation case is rocked by new bombshell
Daily Mail.

Cassie of Sydney
July 9, 2024 8:09 am

I never eat take away, I never use ‘uber eats’ or any of the other meal delivery services. I live in an inner-city apartment block and every night there are multiple deliveries of meals, and I wonder “why aren’t people cooking?” I can’t understand this dependency, plus it must be very expensive.

I cook every night. It takes ten minutes to cook a stir fry, a few minutes to cook an omelette or a frittata or a tortilla. I’ll make a ragu, stew or casserole and freeze portions for future use. My mother brought us up to make almost everything from scratch. My sister and I have cook our mother’s recipes….curried snags, corn fritters, chicken soup, minestrone, Spanish tortilla, spanakopita, Lancashire hot pot, chicken and pea risotto, spag bol, tuna mornay, corned beef, beef curry, Mexican beans, chicken cacciatore, tuna patties and many others. Cheap, nutritious and delicious. This is my favourite kind of food, aka ‘frugal food’ or what the Italians call “Cucina Povera”.

I sometimes wonder if one of the contributing causes/factors in our society’s alarming levels of obesity is this dependency on ‘take away’ food and meals.

People have become lazy but to be fair, both men and women now work, it is hard at the end of the day but it isn’t hard to cook up a cheap, nutritious and quick meal for a family of four.

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lotocoti
lotocoti
July 9, 2024 8:14 am

In that once green and pleasant land, a cultist does a cultish thing.

calli
calli
July 9, 2024 8:19 am

Cooking is processing

Too right. And…some things are better bought frozen than fresh. Peas for instance. I’d never shell a wretched fresh supermarket pea when I can buy frozen goodness.

Also, you live your life the way you want to, and that includes the food you put in your gob. I simply like cooking because for me it’s fun. Travel helps – in Spain I discovered the joys of fresh globe artichokes. The moment they’re in season, I’ll give the recipe a twirl.

We aren’t in the third world, and for a start we don’t move around as much as people there. Yet we have a calorie rich selection of foods to enjoy.

I’ve always liked this Tale of Two Children…

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johanna
johanna
July 9, 2024 8:21 am

John Nolte hits it out of the park:

https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2024/07/08/nolte-irredeemable-cheap-fake-media/

Had Biden gone into that debate five points ahead of Trump instead of a few points down, the media jihad would look very different today. Instead of calling on Biden to step aside, we’d be force-fed lies about Biden having a cold, suffering jet lag (after six days of rest at Camp David), being sharp as a tack after an off night, and watching endless replays of former President Trump carefully walking down a ramp and sipping a glass of water.
Five years of video that proves Biden has become increasingly frail and confused would not matter to the media if His Fraudulency were up five points.
Years of getting caught knowing reporter questions in advance and still stumbling on the answers would not matter to the media if His Fraudulency were up five points.
That disastrous debate with Trump would not matter to the media if His Fraudulency were up five points.

and

You see, everything the corporate media do must be reverse-engineered to the starting point of, How does this aid and abet the Democrat Party? That will always be the media’s only motive for whatever they do.
No sane person believes that the same media guilty of spreading the Russian Collusion Conspiracy Theory or who told us Hunter Biden’s laptop was Russian disinformation or who told us unedited video of President Roomba is “misinformation” have suddenly decided to do what’s best for American democracy.
The media are vile, venal, evil fascists who only wish us harm.
The only thing the corporate media woke up to last week was the sweaty fear Biden cannot beat Trump. So now the very same media that crybabies about “democracy” want tens of millions of Democrat Party primary voters (who already knew Biden was old and frail) disenfranchised, their votes stomped into dust by the jackboots of party apparatchiks.
If Joe Biden were five points up, he could’ve walked on that debate stage, dropped his pants, enjoyed a good pee, walked off, and the media would be telling us “Good ole’ Scranton Joe hit a debate home run showing the Orange Bad Man the contempt he deserves.”

Well done, that man.

Cassie of Sydney
July 9, 2024 8:24 am

Pogria, last night I sat down to a simple steak, with potatoes fried in duck fat and served with a green salad dressed with salt, lemon and wonderful Cobram olive oil..

And I smeared my steak with hot English mustard.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
July 9, 2024 8:24 am

Much as I hate their Imitation Game, which in my mind amounts to copyright theft, I admire Aldi for a few short tactics, which are inter-related-
-very tight choice of lines, IIRC 6000 in contrast to Colesworth’s 15 000 odd-
-that compressed range leads to a tidier store, quicker descision making, and a phenomenon where shoppers are more satisfied with their pick. Something on the Jordan Peterson podcast said a choice between four options is the ultimate satisfier- any more that six, there is a residual nagging thought that the shopper still didn’t get the best value after all.

calli
calli
July 9, 2024 8:27 am

The Fan Club appears to have indigestion this morning.

Eat more fibre.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
July 9, 2024 8:30 am

Bring a true Conservative I only eat lollies lollies made with coal or nuclear power.

“Oh, and they are made with 100% renewable electricity”.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
July 9, 2024 8:30 am

Not being in possession of an air fryer, I shall contribute to the zeitgeistie treats-sugar-quantities conundrum by submitting a rolling review of different brands of choc liquorice bullets.

1, Darrell Lea
Very strong product, quite toothy to the bite, very well tempered chocolate too, for the handful-grabber. Liquorice is medium rich but not salty, which probably suits the lighter and slightly pale chocolate, leading to a well-balanced ensemble. Quite smashable.
Bogey rate- 5 small round shot / 220g bag

tomorrow- that other long-term mainstay, Fyna Foods

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Pogria
Pogria
July 9, 2024 8:31 am

Johanna,
are you being deliberately obtuse this morning?
Okay, I’ll bite.
Anything we are going to place into our gobs has been “processed”, in some form. The meat we eat is from beasts that went through the “killing”, process first. Then it goes through the breaking down process. ie, cutting into manageable pieces.

The grains we grow for our breads and pastas, same. Yes, if you are being super pedantic, everything is processed in some way, even the lettuce leaf you pick from your own garden minutes before eating it, is “processed”, by rinsing it to rid it of dirt and bugs. Unless you have some weird fetish for yukky stuff.

Minimal processing, v Franken food.

Butter v margarine.

Gabor
Gabor
July 9, 2024 8:33 am

Cassie of Sydney
July 9, 2024 8:09 am

I never eat take away, I never use ‘uber eats’ or any of the other meal delivery services.

I work in the industry and know full well what can happen and making absolutely sure that it does not in our stores.

I would never eat in a restaurant where I can’t see the food being prepared and never would have food delivered no matter how ‘secure’ the packaging might be.

Probably too cautious?
Paranoid even?

Rosie
Rosie
July 9, 2024 8:34 am

I might add; having made much tomato sauce, pickles, chutneys and jam in my far off youth all the home made versions contain sugar, it’s a preservative.
For jams it was a ratio of 50:50.

calli
calli
July 9, 2024 8:34 am

I don’t know how that happened. I posted a hotlink and up came the photo.

Normally I would do a screenshot, but the file was too large to post. The vagaries of WordPress.

Zatara
Zatara
July 9, 2024 8:43 am

France Just Committed Suicide

“Each one hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last,” is how Winston Churchill, just months away from becoming Britain’s wartime Prime Minister, described the appeasement that led to World War II. “All of them hope that the storm will pass before their turn comes to be devoured. “

The same could be said of France’s snap election, in which everyone from French Stalinists to the country’s business interests banded together to defeat the country’s “far right” at the polls. But the far right is not the threat, and the crocodile snapping at everyone’s heels is the accelerating Islamification of France.

Today’s French elites would rather lose to today’s invaders than lose an election to the country’s “far right.” Having invited the crocodile in, everyone from the French Communist Party to President Macron hopes they’ll be the last to be devoured.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 9, 2024 8:52 am

How Greens deputy leader Mehreen Faruqi is set make investment property portfolio megabucks – after slamming Australia’s housing system for ‘screwing over’ millions

  • Senator Mehreen Faruqi says housing in Australia need reform
  • Also owns investment properties and profits from rent and sales

Daily Mail. What’s the old song say? “Hypocrite used to be such a big word..”

Rosie
Rosie
July 9, 2024 8:52 am
Zatara
Zatara
July 9, 2024 8:54 am

Sweden Is Safer in the Summertime, But No One Wants to Face the Reason Why

 “in southern Sweden, it becomes quieter in the summer when the criminals go on holiday to their home countries, according to the police.”

Those of course would be the ‘refugees’ who so feared for their lives in their home countries of origin that they had to escape to countries with better social handouts.

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johanna
johanna
July 9, 2024 8:55 am

Cassie of Sydney
July 9, 2024 8:09 am

I never eat take away, I never use ‘uber eats’ or any of the other meal delivery services. I live in an inner-city apartment block and every night there are multiple deliveries of meals, and I wonder “why aren’t people cooking?” I can’t understand this dependency, plus it must be very expensive.

Well, well, a virtue-signalling finger-wagger, right here in our bosom.

Then we get (I love this)

People have become lazy but to be fair, both men and women now work, it is hard at the end of the day but it isn’t hard to cook up a cheap, nutritious and quick meal for a family of four.

This from someone who lives alone, has no children, and has no idea what it it is like to have to feed that fictitious ‘family of four’ every night, week after week, month after month, year after year.

Winner of the Jamie Oliver Award 2024.

Cassie of Sydney
July 9, 2024 8:57 am

Oh dear, I’ve triggered the Queanbeyan motel resident.

Indolent
Indolent
July 9, 2024 8:58 am

@GadSaad

I’ve said this before but it’s worth repeating: World history is defined by the following simple rule. There are two groups on either side of a river. Each covets various resources from the other group. The only thing that stops a perpetual conflict between the two groups is the realization by each group that the other will respond in equal measure (or worse) if attacked. Now imagine that the West has decided to throw away this defining dynamic that shapes this fundamental historical reality.

Defending what is ours is rooted in our genes; it is a central feature of our human nature. But the West has said that we are so progressive, so empathetic, so enlightened that we are not bound by pediastrian biology. Hence, we will not defend our culture; we will not defend our heritage; we will not defend our religion; we will not defend our women; we will not defend our children; we will not defend our values.

According to our Western leaders, only barbarians worry about such defensive concerns. We are open, tolerant, kind, compassionate, welcoming. No amount of evidence can convince us that other groups might do us harm. And hence, we brainwash our children who become our politicians; we rejoice in the rape of our societies because this proves that we are kind.

It is a mixture of what I discussed in The Parasitic Mind and what I’ll be presenting to the world in my next book Suicidal Empathy. I frankly am running out of optimism; I’m bereft of hope. I fight every day at great personal and professional cost. But how can you change anything when your society is hellbent on committing orgiastic suicide?

Indolent
Indolent
July 9, 2024 9:00 am
GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 9, 2024 9:00 am

I love term “far right”, used so often to describe anyone not as far left as they are. The MSM parrot it even on Sky. The political spectrum is not a straight line but a circle with the far left and the far right being as close to each other as you can get.

Indolent
Indolent
July 9, 2024 9:00 am
Indolent
Indolent
July 9, 2024 9:02 am
Indolent
Indolent
July 9, 2024 9:03 am

Sweden Is Safer in the Summertime, But No One Wants to Face the Reason Why

Salvatore - Iron Publican
July 9, 2024 9:10 am

Australian right wing humour. I enjoyed the superwog series on the ABC.

Am unfamiliar with superwog. For really enjoyable viewing, watch superboong. (Though I’ve a feeling there won’t be reruns)

johanna
johanna
July 9, 2024 9:13 am

Duck fat – processed.
Salt – processed.
Olive oil – processed,
Mustard – processed.

If I wanted to get picky, your steak was also processed – unless you killed and butchered the beast.

Stop falling for Greenie framing of the debate.

calli
calli
July 9, 2024 9:17 am

Ranga, I prefer processed gin. Found a rather nice one in the travels – Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla.

Excellent breakfast beverage – replaces marmalade toast. 😀

Roger
Roger
July 9, 2024 9:20 am

 “in southern Sweden, it becomes quieter in the summer when the criminals go on holiday to their home countries, according to the police.”

May I suggest not letting them back in?

Eyrie
Eyrie
July 9, 2024 9:28 am

If Zatara and Supercilious Prick had bothered to read my post I did say landing was the hard part of aircraft handling and when you are in a 4 engined heavy and all four get trashed by volcanic dust you are in the “thinking that goes with it is hard” area.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 9, 2024 9:28 am
Roger
Roger
July 9, 2024 9:28 am

Young Labor tells Anthony Albanese: we stand with Fatima Payman

Simon Benson, Sarah Ison The Australian 8 July, 2024

Young Labor branches are revolting against the treatment of West Australian senator Fatima Payman by the Albanese government…

The Australian revealed on Monday Mr Albanese’s foundational faction, the NSW Young Labor Left, will host Senator Payman as a special guest in a forum next week to promote the cause of Palestine despite her resignation from the party.

Identity politics chickens coming home to roost, as predicted.

Cassie of Sydney
July 9, 2024 9:29 am

I have a good idea around what it takes to feed a family of four.

It’s clear the motel resident has zero/nada/zilch idea about much at all when it comes to food and meals. She equates an olive oil dressing made at home to serve alongside a steak with a packet of Maggi sauce bought in the supermarket.

One is highly processed, one is not. One is pumped full of sugar, one is not.

There’s a saying…

‘Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are’

or more plainly….

‘you are what you eat’.

calli
calli
July 9, 2024 9:39 am

This is getting better than the Thermomix wars!

Spatulas at twenty paces! And no concealed vegetable peelers, please.

johanna
johanna
July 9, 2024 9:45 am

Pogria
July 9, 2024 8:31 am

Johanna,
are you being deliberately obtuse this morning?
Okay, I’ll bite.
Anything we are going to place into our gobs has been “processed”, in some form. The meat we eat is from beasts that went through the “killing”, process first. Then it goes through the breaking down process. ie, cutting into manageable pieces.
The grains we grow for our breads and pastas, same. Yes, if you are being super pedantic, everything is processed in some way, even the lettuce leaf you pick from your own garden minutes before eating it, is “processed”, by rinsing it to rid it of dirt and bugs. Unless you have some weird fetish for yukky stuff.
Minimal processing, v Franken food.
Butter v margarine.

You perfectly illustrate my point.

What I am saying is that there are apparently ‘good’ and ‘bad’ foods depending on whether they are ‘processed.’ Also, whether they approve of the food.

These appelations are awarded by greenies and food nutters without the slightest critical analysis, and then regurgitated all over the MSM and the internet. It’s cool, it’s saving Da Planet – what else do you want?

The distinction you make between minimal processing and ‘Frankenfood’ is absurd. Many processed foods, such as wine, cheese, pickles, and Christmas cakes and puddings are very much processed.

Is there a number of processes that you regard as critical?

Do they disapprove of a bit of Brie on a cracker with a glass of Bordeaux?

If there is an argument to be made, it needs much clearer boundaries than this hippie nonsense.

Cassie of Sydney
July 9, 2024 9:46 am

By the way, the sea salt I use is NOT processed. It is harvested and packaged. Big difference.

Beertruk
Beertruk
July 9, 2024 9:57 am

Gabor
 July 9, 2024 8:33 am

I would never eat in a restaurant where I can’t see the food being prepared and never would have food delivered no matter how ‘secure’ the packaging might be.

If you want to know which restaurants to eat or not to eat at, ask a plumber.

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Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 9, 2024 10:00 am

Don’t go to Cloverfield, the monster there will eat your car.

City of Sydney lowers speed limit in new road safety push (9 Jul)

The City of Sydney will lower the speed limit from 50km/h to 40km/h on all of the roads within its council area, which takes in major inner-city suburbs like Glebe, Forest Lodge, Redfern and Alexandria.

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore AO said the slower speed would expand safety for everyone who walks, rides and drives in the city.

Another hollowed-out green ghetto is being built, dumb policy by dumb policy. Get out before it’s too late.

Roger
Roger
July 9, 2024 10:02 am

Roger’s Rules for Fruitful Debates, No 1:

Always begin with a mutually agreed upon definition of key terms.

Carry on…

calli
calli
July 9, 2024 10:07 am

The argument is not about packaging and shipping but about content, which is better described as quality.

There will always be tradeoffs between price point, convenience and nutrition.

My observation over the past couple of months – europeans by and large appear to be slimmer and possibly healthier than their British, Aussie and US counterparts. But this view could be skewed by the type of holidaymakers – older, sedentary types observed. Although I was struck by the number of very beefy young ones too.

Now I’m being hypocritical here also, because I have been doing a bit of chowing down so it’s pot vs. kettle. That, of course, is about to cease with a post vacation dietary reset.

Cassie of Sydney
July 9, 2024 10:13 am

Good honey, like Manuka honey, is not processed, it is harvested.

Some supermarket honeys have additives to thin it. They are abysmal.

If you want good honey, you need to spend a few dollars.

But it is worth the expense.

lotocoti
lotocoti
July 9, 2024 10:25 am

Not while I have a breath left in my body.
Four times failed Tory candidate and public homosexual is disgusted
there’s an actual conservative running for the leadership of the Tory Party.
?

Roger
Roger
July 9, 2024 10:35 am

Four times failed Tory candidate and public homosexual is disgusted

there’s an actual conservative running for the leadership of the Tory Party.

Braverman just lost a key supporter and his voting bloc to Robert Jenrick, which probably puts her third in the leadership race. I’ve no idea whether the speech mentioned was anything to do with it, but she is obviously frustrated by the Tory “broad church.”

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vr
vr
July 9, 2024 10:47 am

Ranga, I prefer processed gin. Found a rather nice one in the travels – Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla.

Speaking of gin, do they have a use by date? I have an unopened bottle of Hendrik’s that is about 12-15 years old. I guess the only way to check is by cracking it open.

johanna
johanna
July 9, 2024 10:49 am

calli
July 9, 2024 10:07 am

The argument is not about packaging and shipping but about content, which is better described as quality.
There will always be tradeoffs between price point, convenience and nutrition.

That is my point. The definitions are blurred, and never described, This means that knowledge and, separately, analysis, are thrown in the dustbin.

TheirABC’s Rolodex of ‘experts’ epitomises this mindset. Notice how many of thei ‘stories’ are headed: ‘X is happening. But not everyone agrees.’

It’s not balance, it’s how they get minority activists into the media.

BTW, they ran a story about how depriving NDIS recipients of taxpayer funded sex services made them less fortunate than everybody else. Apparently, anyone without a disability is out there in Spring in rabbit season.with a Platinum card
.

Rosie
Rosie
July 9, 2024 10:55 am

I agree Calli that continental Europeans seem healthier than their Anglosphere equivalents.
I do note that highly processed foods and sweet drinks are much more expensive in European supermarkets.
I also have a notion* that city based underclasses in big British cities lost the ability to cook a few generations ago.
Chip butties and bread and jam a tenement staple when you were lucky to have a working gas ring in your flat.
If they came out of Glasgow tenements** a slap up dinner was Fray Bentos with tinned peas.
*a book I read
**post war migrants I met

bons
bons
July 9, 2024 11:07 am

I am increasingly frustrated by endless mindless articles professing to explain the demise of the Conservative Party.

There is only one cause, the spiteful perpetually treasonous English upper class. These creatures are inspired by one motive only – the preservation of their wealth and power. Undermining the nation is of no significance to a group who in the past desperately sought to apppease Hitler, who refused to invest in Britain post war and who have now adopted the WEF as the new Jurusalem.

Their undermining of the Party had two objectives: to remove the dangerous little people; but most importantly to reverse Brexit which threatened their wealth and cut them off from the EU trough.

Unfortunately most of the seats retained by the Tories are held by these upper class elitists. They are impervious to anything Starmer may do because they are the elite – the perpetual ruling class who will infact cheer many of Starmer’s repressive policies. They are convinced that the ermerging caliphate will not affect them. They are reflexively antisemitic.

Am I a touch paranoid about these dinosaurs? You bet I am. A near lifetime of working with and around these ridiculous snobs will do that to you.

Roger
Roger
July 9, 2024 11:11 am

Braverman just lost a key supporter and his voting bloc to Robert Jenrick, which probably puts her third in the leadership race. 

Not yet formally declared, of course.

But the jostling has begun.

Party membership favourite Kemi Badenoch keeping her cards close to her chest.

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Black Ball
Black Ball
July 9, 2024 11:14 am

Your daily chuckle from the Daily Telegraph:

Supermarket giant Woolworths has been slammed for bringing the Australian flag back into stock ahead of the Paris Olympics, with many labelling the move “hypocritical” after they pulled them from the shelves prior to Australia Day.

A locally made handheld flag will be brought back across stores later this month and sold all year round including on Australia Day.

The retailers will also sell green and gold cupcakes, doughnuts and a smash cake with a $1 off every product supporting Paralympics Australia.

Just do it every day and leave the identity politics out of it please.

Beertruk
Beertruk
July 9, 2024 11:15 am

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
 July 9, 2024 9:28 am

https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2024/07/senate-inquiry-for-adf-chief-general-angus-campbells-war-decorations.html
Here we go:here we go…

Here you go Zulu…
a bit lengthy at nearly 50 mikes but pretty detailed:

Fangblenny – A Film About Angus Campbell’s Distinguished Service Cross

Musorian Digger

billie
billie
July 9, 2024 11:18 am

Cassie – I never eat take away

Dear me, I could not live without the occassional trip to Vic road in Richmond to pick up some duck, crispy pork, maybe BBQ pork and special fried rice .. a Bahn mi sandwich on other days from a bakery down there .. all very occassional. Local Indian place is excellent and their takeaway is generous. Ramen from Hawthorne and Pho from around the corner from us. Other direction, a short walk is Korean BBQ, and a Japanese all you can eat place, haven’t tried it yet, always too packed to get in!

These are the fruits of big city living and I love it.

**I don’t use Uber, didn’t like what they did to their competition and I know that’s business, but wow, it took away competition completely.

Buccaneer
Buccaneer
July 9, 2024 11:22 am

BTW, they ran a story about how depriving NDIS recipients of taxpayer funded sex services made them less fortunate than everybody else. Apparently, anyone without a disability is out there in Spring in rabbit season.with a Platinum card

The left rabbit on about incels all the time, are quite happy to pay for sex services for people in a preferred grievance sector, I’m guessing if you suggested incels meet this criteria too, they might not agree.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
July 9, 2024 11:23 am

Italians that make home made sauce, salami etc do it with extended family or friends once a year, in my observation, it’s a big undertaking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8AKByfHKow

Roger
Roger
July 9, 2024 11:23 am

They are reflexively antisemitic.

There must be a lot of muttering in the drawing rooms about two of the Tory leadership contenders having Jewish spouses.

As does Keir Starmer, btw.

Salvatore - Iron Publican
July 9, 2024 11:27 am

If you want to know which restaurants to eat or not to eat at, ask a plumber.

One of the benefits of eating food prepared in a commercial kitchen is the strict hygiene & lack of any food risk.

Having eaten from the pub kitchen for the past umpty-ump years, I’ve forgotten what a crook tummy even feels like.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 9, 2024 11:30 am

Mike O’Connor in the Courier Mail:

There’s a sense of unease in our cities and suburbs fuelled by a feeling of helplessness as people begin to realise that the fabric of the country that they love is being picked apart thread by thread.

The shambles that unfolded in Canberra surrounding the defection of Senator Fatima Payman from the Labor Party was a straw in the wind, a further sign that the nation is fragmenting into groups whose agenda is self-interest with no thought for the good of all.

You might well wonder how a person for whom 1621 people voted in Western Australia is now attempting to direct the foreign policy of those 26 million of us who didn’t vote for her, and how she managed to be endorsed by the Labor Party in the first place, unless of course the fact she was a woman of colour and a Muslim played into it.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is now reaping the harvest that he has sown with his vacillation, lack of leadership and half-hearted support of Israel over the Gaza issue and the anti-Semitism that has been allowed to flourish on our streets and in our universities and most recently on the roof of our national parliament.

Having an each-way bet might be fine for a punt on the Melbourne Cup, but as Albanese is finding to his cost, it doesn’t cut it when you are dealing with racial hate, vitriol and calls for the extermination of the Jewish people.

The appalling, gutless approach of university vice-chancellors in failing to deal with the invasion of their campuses, and then capitulating to pro-Palestinian activists demanding a say in the way the universities are run, is a disgrace.

These protesters are now claiming a victory. Now that they’ve discovered how easy it is to intimidate university authorities they’ll be back for more, making more and more outrageous demands and chanting “from the river to the sea” as they do so. Jewish students no longer feel safe on campus. How can this happen in our country?

I have no answer other than to suggest weakness, a lack of moral fibre and a desperate desire on the part of the vice-chancellors to hang on to their obscenely bloated salaries.

The Vote Muslim Movement says it will now run candidates in seats for federal parliament with large Muslim populations, pushing a Muslim agenda. Clerics recently claimed it was sinful for Muslim students to pay indexation on their student loans, as do other Australian students, and wants them granted a dispensation. One rule for them, another for the rest.

Opposition Leader Peter Dutton raised the spectre of the Albanese government being voted into a minority and having to do deals with the Greens, teals and Vote Muslim members in order to govern.

He voiced a reasonable concern, but predictably was branded a bigot.

This political fragmentation follows upon the avoidable disaster that was the Voice referendum, which revealed that there were those people who did not regard themselves as Australians but as a group deserving of special treatment, with those who opposed this view vilified as racists.

It was a case of us and them, with the dictum being that if you’re not with us you’re against us.

Every other day, people awake to the news that an Indigenous group has been granted native title over another slice of the country, increasingly over prime real estate such as on the Sunshine Coast, Redland and Moreton Bay areas and on Fraser and Moreton islands.

The narrative is always the same – nothing to see here, no need for non-Indigenous Australians to worry about access and usage. But why bother to spend vast amounts of taxpayer dollars paying lawyers to argue these cases if it’s all going to be hunky dory and business as usual?

People are told not to worry, but if Premier Steven Miles was to park himself beside any suburban backyard barbecue he would quickly discover that people are very worried about what this will mean for the nature of the society in which their children and their children’s children will live.

I’m old enough to remember the days when even though people held opinions that differed from yours, it was understood that we were all in this together and agreed to disagree in the interests of the common good.

Those days are fast disappearing. I wonder if we will ever see their like again.

Again Islam has no place in our community. A cancer.
We are at war with the Left.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
July 9, 2024 11:31 am

The most delicious pizza I’ve ever eaten was in a pizzeria in Fracenigo in Provincia Treviso. It’s where my parenti visit regularly — the crust was so thin and the fillings molto buoni — it covered the entire plate but was not at all stodgy or overly filling — mmmmmwah delicious!

Salvatore - Iron Publican
July 9, 2024 11:32 am

Speaking of gin, do they have a use by date? I have an unopened bottle of Hendrik’s that is about 12-15 years old.

vr: Spirit does not age in the bottle.

billie
billie
July 9, 2024 11:36 am

 “in southern Sweden, it becomes quieter in the summer when the criminals go on holiday to their home countries, according to the police.”

Same happens here. Except it’s winter here when they all go “home” for festivities.

Do you remember when the Israel/Lebanese war broke out in 2006 and we discovered there were 25,000 loyal Australians in Lebanon, who demanded to be rescued?

The Australian government provided cruise ships to rescue the poor things.

Old Lefty
Old Lefty
July 9, 2024 11:37 am

I see the Hamas gun molls in the Gangreens are pushing again to ban the Lord’s Prayer from parliament.

Salvatore - Iron Publican
July 9, 2024 11:37 am

BTW, they ran a story about how depriving NDIS recipients of taxpayer funded sex services made them less fortunate than everybody else.

A close mate recently started in the accountancy division of an NDIS provider.

He’s astounded at the scale of rorting, skimming, fakery, naked profiteering, waste & totally unnecessary services his employer is “providing”

Until now, all I knew was what can be read in the newspapers & what is discussed at forums such as Catallaxy.

The actual waste is so mind boggling it is difficult to process. It is far worse than anybody can imagine.

I cannot understand why it is not the dominant issue in current affairs or why it isn’t the dominant election issue.

cohenite
July 9, 2024 11:42 am

Bloody lawyers: from the NSW Law Society Climate Change Policy booklet:

5. The scientific evidence for the existence of human induced climate change is clear. It indicates that increased concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the Earth’s atmosphere, caused by human activity, have led to global warming at a rate that is unprecedented in at least the last 2000 years. Climate change is driving changes in weather patterns, including more extreme weather and weather events.

6. The physical risks arising from climate change extend to almost all facets of natural and human life, from terrestrial, sub-terranean and marine ecosystems to socio-economic systems. In Australia, the physical impacts of climate change on Australia’s terrestrial and marine ecosystems are linked to increased drought and floods, bushfires, severe storms, land degradation, sea level rise, ocean warming, coral bleaching and water scarcity.

7. The consequences of climate change include serious effects upon human life, health and livelihoods. Rural communities, women, children, older people, First Nations communities, migrants and displaced peoples are likely to be disproportionately affected. Displacement events prompting forced migration are more likely, including across the Asian-Pacific region.i The economic costs of climate change-related events range from damage to infrastructure to loss of productivity. Climate change is considered a ‘threat multiplier’ in global and regional security terms.

2021 11 27 – P – Climate Change Po (lawcouncil.au)

John H.
John H.
July 9, 2024 11:42 am

billie

 July 9, 2024 11:18 am

Cassie – I never eat take away

Dear me, I could not live without the occassional trip to Vic road in Richmond to pick up some duck, crispy pork, maybe BBQ pork and special fried rice .. a Bahn mi sandwich on other days from a bakery down there .. all very occassional. Local Indian place is excellent and their takeaway is generous. Ramen from Hawthorne and Pho from around the corner from us. Other direction, a short walk is Korean BBQ, and a Japanese all you can eat place, haven’t tried it yet, always too packed to get in!

These are the fruits of big city living and I love it.

**I don’t use Uber, didn’t like what they did to their competition and I know that’s business, but wow, it took away competition completely.

The occasional indulgence is not a problem. It is the consistent pattern of behavior. There’s a public health system issue lurking therein but I won’t go there.

In 1998 a study was published that demonstrated feeding rats a cafeteria diet induced the elevated expression of inflammatory mediators. I won’t bore people with an explanation of why I knew that study pointed to a possible serious problem. An interesting aspect of that study was it mentioned how the gut immune axis was fundamental to immune functioning, long preceding what is now all over the news. That’s rather typical, what is prefigured in the primary literature can take decades to become widely known.

A single study means nothing, it is the trend, the collective analyses, that points to the truth. The critics latch onto the analyses of people like McCloskey and Ioannidis proclaiming the science is hopelessly corrupted. Of course the science is flawed and we must be vigilant, but by dint of sheer effort progress at the clinical level continues. The critics can visit the shaman down the road for all I care but I’ll place my faith in the flawed science because it works.

lotocoti
lotocoti
July 9, 2024 11:47 am

The purge of actual Conservatives begins.
Sargon suspended from the Cconservative Party.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
July 9, 2024 11:48 am

Giant eyeball*.

Astronomers find surprising ice world in the habitable zone with JWST data (Phys.org, 8 Jul)

The planet, located about 48 light-years away in the constellation Cetus, emerges as one of the most promising habitable zone exoplanet candidates known, potentially harboring an atmosphere and even a liquid water ocean. …

This discovery favors the water world/snowball scenario as the most plausible. Current models indicate that if LHS 1140 b has an Earth-like atmosphere, it would be a snowball planet with a bull’s-eye ocean about 4,000 kilometers in diameter, equivalent to half the surface area of the Atlantic Ocean. The surface temperature at the center of this alien ocean could even be a comfortable 20 degrees Celsius.

Who will be the first to surf this planet’s ocean?

* This:

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Roger
Roger
July 9, 2024 11:49 am

I cannot understand why it is not the dominant issue in current affairs or why it isn’t the dominant election issue.

Well, one reason would be because the relevant shadow minister is missing in action.

Btw, a large consulting firm (I forget which) recently stated that the latest employment data pointed to one third of all new jobs “created” in Q1 2024 being NDIS related.

It’s the government program that’s swallowing the budget.

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Zippster
Zippster
July 9, 2024 11:51 am
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 9, 2024 11:56 am

Jillian Segal named nation’s first anti-Semitism envoy
Anthony Albanese has appointed lawyer and business executive Jillian Segal as Australia’s inaugural anti-Semitism special envoy.

Announced by the Prime Minister at the Sydney Jewish Museum on Tuesday morning, Ms Segal’s three-year appointment comes after the position’s establishment was flagged several months ago, amid wider pressures on social cohesion in Australia stemming from the Israel-Gaza conflict.

“Jillian has wide experience across our nation, in particular being a proud member of the Sydney Jewish community, and is someone who will bring that experience she has in the business community, serving on boards, engaging with government, as well as with the community to this role,” Mr Albanese told reporters.

“It’s important that, as part of those ongoing efforts to promote social cohesion, that Jillian will advise myself and the Immigration and Multicultural Affairs Minister, but also engage with the community about how we can raise education.

Ms Segal previously served as president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, is currently a trustee for the Sydney Opera House, serves on the boards of the Grattan Institute and Rabobank Australia, and chairs the General Sir John Monash Foundation and the NSW branch of the Australian-Israel Chamber of Commerce.

The Prime Minister said people of Jewish faith, like Palestinians and Muslims, overwhelmingly did not want the conflict in the Middle East to inspire discord in Australia.

“What we need to do is to make sure that the conflict that is occurring in the Middle East that has caused a great deal of grief for the Jewish community, for members of the Islamic and Palestinian communities,” Mr Albanese said.

“What they want here is harmony, and for people to be able to get on with each other.”
The Albanese government has also flagged an Islamophobia special envoy position will also be established.

Arky
July 9, 2024 11:58 am

It is timely to remind people that the demise of South Africa as a functioning nation began the same way the current campaign against Israel is done: protests, boycotts, university agitation and a media more and more openly hostile to that state. It’s the same way all predators operate: they mark a victim out from the herd and then pursue it to it’s death and dismemberment.
Israel has been marked out by international communism for destruction.
It will take a remarkable effort to thwart the bastards.

Roger
Roger
July 9, 2024 12:13 pm

The Albanese government has also flagged an Islamophobia special envoy position will also be established.

Courageous, Prime Minister.

Diogenes
Diogenes
July 9, 2024 12:13 pm

NDIS is a swear word in our village. We have 3 residents under 60 who need it, acquired brain injury, amputation due to bone cancer, and emphysema, and they have been fighting for years to get a small package for some much needed physical therapy and small home modifications (shower grab rails , ramps etc).

Because they are under 60 they don’t qualify for Qld home help.

They get quite agitated to hear about NDIS paying for prostitutes and carers to go on cruises.

Arky
July 9, 2024 12:17 pm

Red Sea and South China Sea both threatening to blow up into major ongoing problems.
What solution to this possible future complete disruption of international trade is put forth by our globalist, Marxist elites?
Would they put in place policies that promote local industries, local productivity and local commerce? Would they retune education and training to provide the workers required to substitute for a billion little Chinese hands? Would they promote family friendly policies to provide for social cohesion and provide for future generations of workers?
Would they hell.
No, you’ll get at least ten more years of indoctrination, windmills, Byzantine regulations and identitarian bollocks until the gruesome wretches are thrown out en masse.

Rosie
Rosie
July 9, 2024 12:21 pm
Miltonf
Miltonf
July 9, 2024 12:27 pm

I thought we were next on the list after South Africa. Looks like it’s Israel

Kneel
Kneel
July 9, 2024 12:30 pm

“Healthy alternative to hideous pre packaged cereals – veggie waffles. Same principle as the Japanese cabbage pancake.”

Try making pancakes using 50% of the flour replaced by instant porridge (pick the flavour you like). The little ones don’t notice any difference either. Keeps you going the same as porridge, but it’s pancakes. Yum.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 9, 2024 12:34 pm

Never a dull moment.

—-

Bald and Bankrupt:

Part One: Whilst visiting Kampala, the capital city of Uganda I took a visit to the central market and met a collective of guys who look after an area called the Bermuda Triangle. They took me on a tour and explained exactly what happens when thieves are caught. Mob justice Uganda style. Join me in the ghetto.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSaOnFv7JJQ

Helen
Helen
July 9, 2024 12:38 pm

Reposting – I was on an older, but very interesting, thread!

So this morning in the rush to leave for a few days I saw an email come in from the government with the headline ”Celebrating NAIDOC week”, to which I replied ”Yes, we are particularly enjoying celebrating NAIDOC week in Alice Springs.”
Because I have a read receipt on my emails, I just got another notice saying that my message was deleted without being read.
They would have been able to read the one liner before deleting it. Cowards.

John H.
John H.
July 9, 2024 12:40 pm

Can AI be superhuman? Flaws in top gaming bot cast doubt (nature.com)

It is interesting that Hossenfelder remarked physicists prefer the term, Machine learning. There is no good evidence for Spearman’s G factor being present in AI. The G factor refers to the ability of wet brains to solve a wide range of problems without training. We don’t have a clue how that G factor is created and there are people like Penrose who argue that brains are not just powerful number crunchers and logic machines.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 9, 2024 12:40 pm

France’s triumphant left-wing coalition unveils its radical plans for government including a 90 per cent tax rate on the rich, lowering the retirement age and huge spending
Daily Mail. “The rich will be taxed until their eyes bleed.” Sound familiar?

Roger
Roger
July 9, 2024 12:52 pm

What solution to this possible future complete disruption of international trade is put forth by our globalist, Marxist elites?

President Xi’s Belt & Road beckons.

Kneel
Kneel
July 9, 2024 12:56 pm

“People have become lazy but to be fair, both men and women now work, it is hard at the end of the day but it isn’t hard to cook up a cheap, nutritious and quick meal for a family of four.”

I did a pork roast on Saturday night, with roast potatoes, pumpkin and zucchini, and made gravy from the roasting tray. Just salt, pepper, flour, water and olive oil aside from mentioned ingredients, less then $30 to feed 4, and still had some left over. (lamb roasts make the BEST gravy!)
Very little work, but a fair bit of waiting… 🙂

Kneel
Kneel
July 9, 2024 1:07 pm

“By the way, the sea salt I use is NOT processed. It is harvested and packaged. Big difference.”

Dunno why, but jogs the memory of an old Hey, Hey It’s Saturday, where they read the label:

Pure salt.
Mined from 200 million year old salt deposits.
Best before …

Crossie
Crossie
July 9, 2024 1:07 pm

The Vote Muslim Movement says it will now run candidates in seats for federal parliament with large Muslim populations, pushing a Muslim agenda. Clerics recently claimed it was sinful for Muslim students to pay indexation on their student loans, as do other Australian students, and wants them granted a dispensation. One rule for them, another for the rest.

The solution is quite simple for the sensitive souls whose religion forbids interest on loans, pay in full for your education. Organise fundraisers in mosques, I’m sure the co-religionists will contribute if they believe in education.

We should never agree to any preferential treatments on the basis of religion or race. This also goes for indigenous students, I have had it with always and forever subsidising everybody except the contributors. If I remember the free education for indigenous students was so they could join the mainstream and be self-sufficient. However, since the 70s we seem to have more and more of the freeloaders.

Crossie
Crossie
July 9, 2024 1:20 pm

lotocoti

 July 9, 2024 11:47 am

The purge of actual Conservatives begins.

Sargon suspended from the Cconservative Party.

Tories should continue in this vein until only those they really like are left in the party, a rump or more accurately a backside. The former members have somewhere to go now, the Reform Party, a very apt name as it could mean the Reformation of the former Tory Party.

Cassie of Sydney
July 9, 2024 1:38 pm

Jillian Segal named nation’s first anti-Semitism envoy

Segal is a left-wing hack. I have nothing positive to say about her. She and others have been responsible for major Jewish communal organisations becoming ingrained with far-left nonsense. Segal was pro-Voice.

Tom
Tom
July 9, 2024 1:41 pm

Breaking: West Coast Eagles have “mutually agreed” to part ways with AFL premiership coach Adam Simpson after 11 years.

Rabz
July 9, 2024 1:47 pm

The scientific evidence for the existence of human induced climate change is clear. It indicates that increased concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the Earth’s atmosphere, caused by human activity, have led to global warming at a rate that is unprecedented in at least the last 2000 years. Climate change is driving changes in weather patterns, including more extreme weather and weather events.

All three sentences above are fact and evidence free horseshit.

Remember, we’ve been fed these stinking lies for 36 years now.

Every catastrophe predicted by hysterical gerbil worming numpties over that period of time has been spectacularly wrong.

Every. Single. One.

Beertruk
Beertruk
July 9, 2024 2:25 pm

Trouble at the mill…

Paywallion today:

CFMEU involved in deals linked to Australia’s $500m work theft case
Robert Gottliebsen
9 Jul 2024

The likely size of Australia’s largest “wage theft” case has exploded from $100m to $500m as a result of a dramatic Fair Work Commission order.

The latest Fair Work rulings, making the liability simpler to calculate, have sent shockwaves through the union movement because of the deep involvement of the CFMEU in the wage deals which led to the massive underpayment.

Five wage hire companies, many of which have large Japanese equity, face the potential of also being forced to repay part of the money.

I suspect, while the CFMEU’s statements on the AFL Hobart stadium triggered some unions to distance themselves from the union, the CFMEU’s involvement in the looming coal miner “wage theft” scandal and its potential repayment liability bill are additional reasons for the distancing.

And because the CFMEU is a key funder of the ALP, there are political funding issues too.

Like other coal miners in NSW and Queensland, casual miners at the Callide coal mine at Biloela in central Queensland have not been receiving their 25 per cent casual entitlement.

Fair Work, which previously approved the union-backed wage deals which excluded the miners’ 25 per cent casual entitlement, has now ruled that in future the casual workers must receive the entitlement.

This simple casual pay ruling triggered miner pay rises of around $30,000 for the 2024-25 financial year. In addition, the “same work same pay” legislation added at least another $10,000 and there was an award rise of a similar amount.

The total miner 2024-25 take home pay therefore rises a staggering $50,000 — more than 40 per cent.

‘It’s a remarkable story and illustrates what can happen when unions and employers get too close together and the regulator does not intervene.’

The non-ACTU aligned Brisbane-based Independent Workers Union, a division of the so-called Red Union group with over 20,000 members mainly in the nursing and teaching sectors, has taken up the miners’ wage theft case and is now undertaking detailed research going back decades to document the miners’ back pay claim.

Wage deals without the casual entitlement were approved and sometimes negotiated by the CFMEU. They were all approved by Fair Work.

The mining section of the CFMEU has split off and is now called the Mining and Energy Union, and it brought the claim to have miners casual rate entitlement paid in 2024-25 but did not request back pay.

After the Fair Work decision, the MEU highlighted the rise achieved via same work, same pay legislation, but not the much larger increase gained as a result of the casual work entitlement.

The Callide mine was purchased in 2016 from Anglo American by a group of Brisbane business people. The higher pay will test the economics of the mine. But, the Callide mine is only a small part of the large number of NSW and Queensland coal mines where enterprise bargaining deals with no casual pay entitlement were signed over the past two decades.

It’s a remarkable story and illustrates what can happen when unions and employers get too close together and the regulator does not intervene.

The underpayment might never have been uncovered but for the work of one miner and the federal parliament, Malcolm Roberts, and the Independent Workers Union.

The black coal award makes it illegal for coal mining companies to hire casuals — their workers must be employees. But, most coal companies contracted out their mining to five labour hire companies who undertook the work using casuals — but did not pay those casuals the 25 per cent casual entitlement.

The radical agreements were CFMEU-approved and often negotiated by the union. They were then presented to the Fair Work Commission for approval.

In almost every other situation in Australia, the Fair Work Commission would have thrown them out with little debate.

Instead, the Fair Work Commission approved the CFMEU-endorsed casual labour with no 25 per cent margin deals on the basis of a highly dubious legal technicality which has been ruled out for 2024-25.

The coal labour agreements are subject to what is called the “better off overall test”, or BOOT, but because the black coal award makes it illegal for coal miners to hire casuals, the BOOT was matched against an award which does not include casuals.

The Fair Work Commission therefore decided the “better off” test does not apply because there is no casual rate to compare it with.

Now it has restored the casual entitlement for 2024-25, the next step is the back pay.

The Australian parliament is aware of the scandal and last May the Senate passed a motion which requires the government “to investigate claims that casual miners working under enterprise agreements in the black coal mining industry are, and have been, underpaid”.

If underpayments are found to have occurred, the government is “required to facilitate the reimbursement of the underpayments”.

I would add that surely taxpayers won’t be required the pay the $500m. The most obvious people liable are the Mining and Energy union and/or the CFMEU and the five labour hire companies.

But, it’s possible Fair Work itself may be held liable the part of the “wage theft”.

ROBERT GOTTLIEBSEN
BUSINESS COLUMNIST

Robert Gottliebsen has spent more than 50 years writing and commentating about business and investment in Australia. He has won the Walkley award and Australian Journalist of the Year award. He has a place in the Australian Media Hall of Fame and in 2018 was awarded a Lifetime achievement award by the Melbourne Press Club. He received an Order of Australia Medal in 2018 for services to journalism and educational governance. He is a regular commentator for The Australian.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 9, 2024 2:29 pm

Tom
 July 9, 2024 1:41 pm

Breaking: West Coast Eagles have “mutually agreed” to part ways with AFL premiership coach Adam Simpson after 11 years.

Piss the joint off. Go camping Adam.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
July 9, 2024 2:30 pm

BTW, they ran a story about how depriving NDIS recipients of taxpayer funded sex services made them less fortunate than everybody else.

If its the similar one I saw around SBS had an advocate, a real hard faced bitch looking type full of tramp stamps opining women with disabilities wouldn’t be able to get their jollies.

I got a simple solution, buy them a sex toy for fraction of the cost!

I know a family got a boy on NDIS who moved house 5 years ago, the NDIS was a mess then with no way to transfer services between states. Sorry waiting list for you at 6-7 months. Moved again this year, even after having a ministerial raised 5 years ago on the sheer incompetence and maladministration of his boys plan nothing has change apart from it is worse now. Waiting list times have doubled even on the edge of a major capital. Even with their sons needs they think the NDIS is beyond redemption and should be nuked.

Zippster
Zippster
July 9, 2024 2:40 pm
KevinM
KevinM
July 9, 2024 2:45 pm

Bit of a dilemma for the hangman should the occasion arise.

(Sorry for the macabre.) as you were.

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H B Bear
H B Bear
July 9, 2024 2:48 pm

Marty brings total war to the Brittany Blob. Should be fun. Nothing WA lawyers like more than beating down on the wise men from the East.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
July 9, 2024 2:56 pm

I make pizza at my place.
I got an outside oven and everything.
It’s pretty good I reckon, people seem to like it a lot.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 9, 2024 3:02 pm
cohenite
July 9, 2024 3:21 pm

Another explanation for why the West is connipted:

Twelfth-grade boys are nearly twice as likely to identify as pro-liberty vs. progressive in fact, only 13% call themselves progressive. 

So why does Generation Z still favor leftism over liberty by a 48-to-33 margin?

The answer is: Girls Gone Woke. 

Only 12% of twelfth-grade girls identify as pro-liberty. The share of 12th-grade girls who identified as progressive rose from 19% in 2012 to 30% last year.

This is bad news for relationships and future birth rates. But given that women tend to register to vote at higher rates than men by a margin of almost 10 million this is bad news for the country. So, before you start thinking about repealing the 19th Amendment, I’ve got a far more revolutionary proposal

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KevinM
KevinM
July 9, 2024 3:25 pm

A beautiful ship with a great history.

—————-
RRS Discovery is a barqure-rigged auxiliary steamship built in Dundee, Scotland for Antarctic research. Launched in 1901, she was the last traditional wooden three-masted ship to be built in the UK.

Her first mission was the British National Antarctic Expedition, carrying Robert F Scott and Ernest Shackleton on their first, and highly successful, journey to the Antarctic, known as the Discovery Expedition.

After WW1, Discovery was taken into the government service in 1923 to carry out scientific research in the Southern Ocean, becoming the first Royal Research Ship. The ship undertook a two-year expedition recording valuable information on the oceans, marine life and being the first scientific investigation into whale populations.

From 1929 to 1931 Discovery served as the base for the British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) under Douglas Mawson.
After returning from the BANZARE, Discovery was moored in London until 1986 at which time she was relocated the place of her birth Dundee Scotland.

After an extensive restoration she was made the centerpiece of a visitor attraction and is one of only two surviving expedition ships from what is known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.

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cohenite
July 9, 2024 3:31 pm

A good article about the utter bullshit of Jack Smith’s Mara-Lago and J6 prosecutions against Trump:

SCOTUS Dooms Jack Smith–Again (declassified.live)

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 9, 2024 3:31 pm

Comment, from an article on the Oz. Words fail me, they honestly do!

Madison

6 hours ago
My pre-schooler grandson bought a library book home from Kindy for me to read to him. The mean, selfish villain of the story owned the coal-fired power station. The hero of the story built wind turbines, defeated the villain, made the world beautiful again … and lived happily ever after. The propaganda being fed to our little ones is very real.

Makka
Makka
July 9, 2024 3:40 pm

The propaganda being fed to our little ones is very real.

It’s everywhere. Rainbow unicorns, blakfella nobility, white man slave traders, queer families – who funds this crap? Govt grants. The LNP doesn’t stand up against it. In fact they condone it. Like the UK , we have long lost a conservative party.

damon
damon
July 9, 2024 4:15 pm

Sorry, I’m a bit bewildered by NAIDOC week. We. vilify Australia Day, that celebrates the achievements of all Australians, but celebrate the culture of 3% who basically hate us and live off our tolerance and generosity.I’m amenable to dissent, but I just don’t understand.

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
July 9, 2024 4:29 pm

It’s been close to 30 years for a horror film to rattle me. Kane Pixels comes along and tonks me over the head.

The Backroom series was remarkable. I’d be happy to venture into this shopping mall and blow them all away with a double barrell.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWNMsZ44ooc

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 9, 2024 4:31 pm

Moderators at the Oz don’t like it when you point out that the oldest continuous culture on Earth is not that of the Australian Aborigine, but that of the San people of Southern Africa – who have existed for over 150,000 years.

cohenite
July 9, 2024 4:35 pm

At least the Yank navy jet pilots haven’t gone woke yet:

Facebook

JC
JC
July 9, 2024 4:42 pm

cohenite

July 9, 2024 4:35 pm

At least the Yank navy jet pilots haven’t gone woke yet:

Facebook

Until they stick a fat trannie lezzo DEI hire in the cockpit, who trips up the plane and blows up the entire ship. That’s coming.

Lysander
Lysander
July 9, 2024 4:46 pm

Totally random (!!!) comment here but….

Why do we all know Donald Trump’s middle name/initial but we don’t know Joe Biden’s, nor Hillary Clinton’s, nor Mitt Romney’s, John McCain nor John Kerry? (Obummer Hussein being the stand out but they used that to highlight his Muslim background).

Why are Democrats always calling him Donald J Trump???

Just having a bit of fun here but does it have anything to do with these guys (whom we also know their middle names/initials): John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, James Earl Ray, Mark David Chapman.

(It’s not like “Donald Trump” is a regular name so they don’t need it to distinguish him from anybody else?).

As I said… random.

Vicki
Vicki
July 9, 2024 4:47 pm

The hero of the story built wind turbines, defeated the villain, made the world beautiful again … and lived happily ever after. The propaganda being fed to our little ones is very real.

He who dares, wins. It is the Gramski (or whoever) march through the institutions. And they have been winning. We must fight it constantly – at home, at work, whereever. Otherwise we will lose those freedoms we hold most dear. You don’t need a loudspeaker, but you do need to be persistent.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 9, 2024 5:03 pm

What the moderators at the Oz DO let through.References? Proof?

John

41 minutes ago
One day we may actually come to terms with the fact that in April 1789 the First Fleet deliberately introduced smallpox which wiped out over half the aboriginal population Sydney, but I doubt it will happen in my lifetime.

Vagabond
Vagabond
July 9, 2024 5:04 pm

Cassie of Sydney
 July 9, 2024 1:38 pm
Jillian Segal named nation’s first anti-Semitism envoy

Segal is a left-wing hack. I have nothing positive to say about her. She and others have been responsible for major Jewish communal organisations becoming ingrained with far-left nonsense. Segal was pro-Voice.

I suspected as much and was not surprised to see it confirmed. Albo would never appoint anyone who was not a lefty hack and class traitor. I anticipate she’ll find there’s minimal anti Jewish sentiment compared to so-called islamophobia

In a related vein I attended a minyan (memorial service after a funeral) at a “progressive” synagogue here in Melbourne recently. In the lobby was donation box for the asylum seeker resource centre in Canberra but I didn’t see any similar thing for Jewish charities or Israeli victims. I almost spat on the floor in disgust.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
July 9, 2024 5:20 pm

Asylum seekers in Canbra? Shirley not, how common.

Top Ender
Top Ender
July 9, 2024 5:31 pm

What the moderators at the Oz DO let through.References? Proof?

Do you have a link to the article Zulu?

JC
JC
July 9, 2024 5:37 pm

Our friends have around 80 acres in CT and they’re seeing these fckers sauntering around the property and the house like they own the place. There’s too many of them around and needs to be an ethnic cleansing.

Get a load of the sheer arrogance here

Indolent
Indolent
July 9, 2024 5:43 pm

Attorney General Ken Paxton
@KenPaxtonTX

The White House has formally announced that Biden will veto the Republican bill that seeks to prevent noncitizens from voting.

There is no hiding it now. Biden and the Democrats want illegal immigrants to vote in the election this November. Our elections are NOT safe from mass interference as long as states do not require proof of citizenship to vote in federal elections.

Aaron
Aaron
July 9, 2024 5:43 pm

He he,
Numbers from the Mekong Delta infesting Smith’s blog.

Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
July 9, 2024 5:54 pm

Just watched Greg Gutfeld’s Monday monlogue – what a hoot — he called Biden ‘vegetable adjacent’ and so much more.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
July 9, 2024 5:55 pm

Numbers Bob has been shot down in flames, over on Michael Smith, some time ago.

Ed said in reply to 1735099…
Seems it’s time for a reminder of just who this mumbling numbers clown is.
Back in Jan 2014 he labelled Michael Smith “a professional smear merchant” yet here he is smearing Malcolm Roberts.
1735099 was outed as Bob Whittaker, a serial blog pest, by Michael Smith on the 9th Jan 2014 per http://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2014/01/setting-the-record-straight-on-1735099-bob-whittaker-5-platoon-b-company-7rar-svn-1970.html
after he questioned our hosts integrity.
Here he is smearing again yet he himself does not have the integrity to disclose up front he is a supporter of GetUp and an ABC/ALP hugger, incumbent to being a left wing troll.
Have a read of the comments at the link to read to see how stripped stripped him of any credibility.

John H.
John H.
July 9, 2024 5:59 pm

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

 July 9, 2024 5:03 pm

What the moderators at the Oz DO let through.References? Proof?

John

41 minutes ago

One day we may actually come to terms with the fact that in April 1789 the First Fleet deliberately introduced smallpox which wiped out over half the aboriginal population Sydney, but I doubt it will happen in my lifetime.

Why don’t we point out to them that the peoples’ who experienced colonization and decided to adopt the new cultures toys and ideas have since flourished and not looked back. They are like the individuals we encounter who keep moaning about what happened to them in their past. We get sick of them, we eventually move away. Endlessly going over past trauma achieves nothing and there are even studies arguing that it can impede recovery from trauma and PTSD. The only value in talking about the past is to find a way to reframe it as an opportunity for recovery. It is easy to lie on a couch thinking about the past, it takes effort to sit up and face the present, it takes courage to stand and walk to the future. They are still lying on the couch.

Black Ball
Black Ball
July 9, 2024 5:59 pm

Speaking of culinary delights, bought a scotch fillet to consume tomorrow. 12 bucks for one but quite happy to pay.
Any ideas for the red wine Cats and Kittehs?

Indolent
Indolent
July 9, 2024 6:13 pm

I hope to God he’s wrong. We don’t need another RINO weasel.

Donald Trump will pick Marco Rubio for VP: Bill O’Reilly

Indolent
Indolent
July 9, 2024 6:15 pm

Dr. John Campbell

Human Rights

Dunny Brush
Dunny Brush
July 9, 2024 6:15 pm

never really paid much attention to Tommy Robinson but his Jordan Peterson podcast this week is interesting.

Indolent
Indolent
July 9, 2024 6:16 pm

This is the full Jordan Peterson interview with Tommy Robinson.

Why the Establishment Hates This Man | Tommy Robinson | EP 462

Bear Necessities
Bear Necessities
July 9, 2024 6:26 pm

Numbers has gone full retard. Never go full retard.

cohenite
July 9, 2024 6:32 pm

Indolent
 July 9, 2024 6:08 pm

‘They’ shrieked about ‘global warming’ — but now they admit we were ‘accidentally cooling’

Some good anti-alarmist points there. I’m always on the lookout for some simple, in your face points to throw at the media to counter the alarmist bullshit hysteria. Pointing to undisputed past temperatures higher than today is always a good point, but with the continual moderation and revision of past temps this is becoming increasingly difficult. The mid 20thC cooling from about 1940ish to precisely 1976 consistent with PDO phase change (WTF is that I hear you mutter: look it up!) when human industry and CO2 emissions were ramping up is a good example.

But I still think the best one is Figure 7.3 from AR4 which indisputably shows that human CO2 is only 3% of the annual flux. So HTF can 3% of human CO2 which is indistinguishable from the main natural CO2 (C12) be responsible for ALL the fuking temp increase and destruction of the world.

Figure 7.3 – AR4 WGI Chapter 7: Couplings Between Changes in the Climate System and Biogeochemistry (ipcc.ch)

The usual response to Figure 7.3 is that the 3% of human CO2 is additional to the natural balance and since CO2 increase in the atmosphere is less than 3% it must only be the human CO2 which is causing the increase. But nature is NEVER in balance and natural CO2 levels in the past were 20 X current levels (> 8000 ppm). Human CO2 played no part in the past and by definition today it cannot be doing more than the 3% it is contributing now.

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 9, 2024 6:36 pm

ROME — Pope Francis warned Sunday democracy is in “crisis” around the world, likely with an eye to a rise in right-wing parties across Italy, Austria, Argentina, Netherlands, and Germany.

Pope Francis Warns of International ‘Crisis of Democracy’ (breitbart.com)

nasty old c*nt

m0nty
m0nty
July 9, 2024 6:40 pm

Farage didn’t even turn up for his first day at Westminster, LOL.

Indolent
Indolent
July 9, 2024 6:40 pm
Colonel Crispin Berka
Colonel Crispin Berka
July 9, 2024 6:42 pm

Foreign Minister Penny Wong had strongly condemned Russia’s missile attacks on Ukrainian cities – including a strike on a children’s hospital in Kyiv that left more than 30 people dead and another 170 injured.

Playing Putins Advocate for just a second; How do we know this tragedy isn’t the result of Ukies deploying GLONASS jammers which have the dual effect of preventing Russian cruise missiles from reliably hitting their target and also leading to the damaging of unintended civilian targets?
This makes more sense to me than Russia targeting a children’s hospital intentionally. Hell even an accidental failure of the missile itself makes more sense when you consider it was the only one to hit a hospital out of 5 targeted cities. If they actually wanted to target hospitals then that’s what would have happened.
Truth is the first casualty of war. Just putting out an alternative.

MatrixTransform
July 9, 2024 6:47 pm

Speaking of gin, do they have a use by date?

today

Cassie of Sydney
July 9, 2024 6:53 pm

Farage didn’t even turn up for his first day at Westminster, LOL.

Strange, Nigel Farage went to Westminster the day after his election win. And I have just seen a picture of Nigel Farage and the other Reform MPs standing in the great hall of Westminster, taken less than an hour ago.

Back to your garage, Nazi. You really are pathetic.

cohenite
July 9, 2024 6:55 pm

A lot of news so some titles for the jaded:

The Radiation Cookery Book: ingredients, utensils and what to wear: Radiation for Beginners inc.

The Comprehensive Handbook on Hanging; A Lifetime’s Work: Sheriff T Harde

What Would Christ do About Syphilis: Dr Ira D. Cardiff

Psychic Self-Defence: Practical Instructions for Detecting and Dealing with Psychic Attacks: Dion Fortune.

Miltonf
Miltonf
July 9, 2024 6:55 pm

yes that was lame

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