Keep it real

A friend just went through a rough trot with the virus and she posted this up Facebook.

Years ago, she came here as a 20yo from Bosnia without a word of English and I’ll wager she was on my father’s bus out of Portsea when she did.

The size of her intellect and wit is only exceeded by that of her heart.

This may take a couple of reads to digest before the enormity of what isn’t being said falls on your understanding.

Without giving anything away, here it is.

I just want to say thank you to all my family and friends for being there and caring so much for me.

Thank you for all the soups and goodie drop offs. You know who you are and without you I would have been screwed.

For everyone that offered to help and who was there to positively surround me with their kindness and loving energy I am forever grateful. When you’re down on your knees struggling for the next breath all on your own, love and kindness from others will get through hard times.

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We are governed by totalitarians with the battleground worldwide and not just in Melbourne

This is the background which I was sent a few days ago. The video was released yesterday – one hour and forty-one minutes in length. This is what you are being prevented from seeing.

As you may be aware, Battleground Melbourne, a feature-length documentary is out in a few days and is free to watch! I think they accumulated over 100 terabytes of data for this one. 

Topher has been making videos for quite a long time but this will be his finest. 

Here’s Topher’s latest post:

This is the Full Trailer for Battleground Melbourne, a documentary which tells the story of the fall of the World’s Most Liveable City through the eyes of those who risked everything to save it.

Melbourne was voted the World’s Most Liveable City 7 times… now Melbourne is the most locked down city, and has spent the last 2 years being rocked by anti-government protests and unprecedented levels of police violence in return.

Battleground Melbourne tells the story of these protests, the people, the events, the courage, the violence, the hope… through the eyes of the people who were there.

Who are they really? Are they really as bad and evil as the media and politicians claim? Why did they keep going even as police were arresting, assaulting, and shooting them?

You’ve heard the politician’s side of the story, you’ve heard the media’s version of events… now see it through our eyes.

Above is what you get if you now try to watch the full video which was released yesterday and them immediately suppressed. Below is the trailer which you can still watch as I post it here, but I wouldn’t count on it lasting very long.

Basically, it is the story how Melbourne went from being the World’s Most Liveable City to an ash heap and dump under Daniel Andrews and his mates. Still, they remain odds-on favourites to win the next election so who is there to blame for any of it?

Outside the People’s Republic

We recently crossed into NSW for a family thing and what struck me most about life outside the walls was that despite the broad adoption of masking and QR kabuki, there was no wide-eyed fervour like there is in Vic.

Sure, some places were stricter than others on QR and green tick-ish-ness but nonetheless we ate a counter meal (country chicken parmi and the salad even had the signature twist of orange on top) without actually flashing a pox-pass

Similarly, we had a private sit-down luncheon at a friend’s restaurant, and nobody asked for a tick.

Maybe because we fit in with the locals, we got some slack? Dunno, but the whole experience was that it was much more laid back.

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The cult of covid

This originated back in the old country, written by a Mountie, who was put on unpaid leave for not being vaxxed: RCMP member sent on unpaid leave writes this powerful letter you must read. Long, as it says at the link, but very powerful and dead on the mark. Here’s a bit to get you going.

Since most members make a goodbye email before they leave, I figured I should as well, despite the “special” circumstances around my departure. Anyways, my time here in the RCMP is up. For now. The low T wannabe tyrants in Ottawa have decided that I can no longer serve as a police officer because I refuse to tell them if I have submitted to their “vaccine” edict. I’ve served in the RCMP for 21 years and one of the first things I said to any person I ever arrested was “you don’t have to say anything to me.” Unfortunately, our government has told me that I have to tell them what’s in my body, and if the right drug is not inside me, I have to get it as condition of my continuing employment, human rights be damned. Why did I put vaccine in quotations above you ask? More on that later. Buckle up and tighten the straps on your government mandated shame muzzle, this goodbye email will likely ruffle some feathers.

My journey to this point of our dystopian, medical, apartheid state started like many of yours. Watching the television almost 2 years ago as reports started coming in of some strange virus out of Wuhan. I was a little concerned, but not much. You see, for the last 10 years of my life I had spent a lot of time as an amateur researcher of history and learned to my dismay that the official narrative of most events is usually a little suspect at best. Like weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, or the January 6th “insurrection” in D.C., the examples are sadly numerous.

That’s how it starts. Go to the link to finish it off.

The ups and downs of RE in South Australia

Jess Hunt, an energy market designer with the Energy Security Board, posted a comment on LinkedIn to describe how the energy supply in SA was up and down in the week between Christmas and New year 2021-2022.

This week’s energy supply mix in South Australia is a great example of variability that we need to manage in a high VRE [variable renewable energy from wind and solar power] power system – over the course of the week we went from over 130% VRE to less than 4%, with everything in between. The challenge for policy makers is to design a market that can mix and match different types of supply side resources meet demand across the full spectrum of conditions.

Certainly that kind of variability is a major problem for grid managers  but the real challenge is to maintain continuous supply and I think it is clear that VRE has failed due to the problem of windless nights when there is no solar input and little or no wind power available.

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Weekday Reading #18

Sohrab Ahmari, The Post-Liberals’ Fight For The Weekend, The American Conservative

Niccolo Soldo, The Zürich Interviews – Darren J. Beattie: If Only You Knew How Bad Things Really Are, Fisted by Foucault

Edward Feser, Geach on authority and consistency, Feser’s Blog

Adrian Vermeulle, “Who Decides?”, The Postliberal Order

Allen Mendenhall, Remembering Kingsley Amis, Chronicles

WolfmanOz at the Movies #4

Well we could probably do with a bit of cheering up now.

So, to get the smile on our faces let’s look at a film that’s 100 years old this year!

Buster Keaton’s comedy short Cops tells the tale of a man who inadvertently is mistaken for a terrorist at a police parade and is chased all over town by the entire Los Angeles Police Department.

I vividly remember first seeing this over 40 years ago at uni as part of a double-bill with The General, Keaton’s marvelous feature length US Civil War comedy.

Both movies had the student audience in fits of laughter throughout and after each film had finished, a spontaneous standing ovation was given. In fact, an encore of Cops was shown again to rapturous enjoyment by all.

The attached 6 minute clip is a procession of hilariously inventive and impeccable timed physical comedy that is still a wonder to behold.

As long as people enjoy movies, then there will always be a special place for the titans of silent comedy in Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin.

Enjoy.