Open Thread – June 2023

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  1. Admin Admin says:

    A trial for a new Open Thread, each month. Let us see how this goes. We can revert to the weekly threads if this does not work. As the blog is running smoothly and all commenters are self-moderating (Thank You!), there doesn’t seem to be any need for an Admin/Moderator to manage the site on a daily basis.

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  2. mh says:

    I cannot read it to make a judgment on whether it’s fake news:

    Courier Paywall

    Qld on brink of an energy crisis and there’s nothing we can do to stop it

    Queensland is facing rolling blackouts and skyrocketing power prices and there is nothing anyone can do now to stop it.

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  3. mh says:

    The Age

    A surprising lift in inflation will force the Reserve Bank to consider another interest rate rise as early as next week, with house values growing in every capital city and rents climbing at their fastest pace in more than a decade.

    As RBA governor Philip Lowe said one way to deal with soaring rents is for people to get new flatmates, figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed inflation pressures remain elevated with prices for food staples such as bread, milk and cheese growing at double-digit rates

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  4. Shy Ted says:

    Thanks admin
    Further to the old thread
    It should be easy to find out if this is already agreed in Oz but it isn’t. Going by the weasel words Albo and Marles use, “we are part of a global, rules based order” it’s a done deal. We’ll find out soon enough.

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  5. Old bloke says:

    Qld on brink of an energy crisis and there’s nothing we can do to stop it

    Queensland exports its excess energy to the whole east coast, NSW, Vic & SA are all dependent on the Queensland coal generators to keep their lights on. If Queensland is having an energy crisis then the whole eastern coast grid will be in trouble.

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  6. Shy Ted says:

    I love a good bit of fiction
    AKA six things to do with sticks.
    Love the headline –

    The First Inventors: A ground-breaking documentary series that aims to rewrite Australian history

    At least they’re honest about it.

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  7. Old bloke says:

    A surprising lift in inflation will force the Reserve Bank to consider another interest rate rise as early as next week, with house values growing in every capital city and rents climbing at their fastest pace in more than a decade.

    I don’t understand how an increase in interest rates will fix the housing shortage problem, perhaps the government should halt or limit the number of new immigrants.

    As RBA governor Philip Lowe said one way to deal with soaring rents is for people to get new flatmates,

    Is Albo going to force people to give up their spare bedrooms to house a new migrant family?

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  8. Old bloke says:

    “we are part of a global, rules based order”

    There’s nothing global about this “rules based order”, it only applies to NATO aligned countries and the English speaking world.

    The rest of the world continues to operate on recognised international law.

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  9. mh says:

    I don’t understand how an increase in interest rates will fix the housing shortage problem, perhaps the government should halt or limit the number of new immigrants.

    Philip Lowe is now talking about lifting productivity to beat inflation. I can’t remember anyone talking about lifting productivity since the Costello era. Lowe must be searching through the bottom of his briefcase.

    Inflation Says More Rate Rises Are Ahead!

    Walk The World
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  10. mh says:

    Some of the sites I link to on here are having their journos interrogated in the UK.

    U.K. police DETAIN Grayzone’s Kit Klarenberg at airport over his JOURNALISM | Redacted News

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  11. mh says:

    US Climate Czar Announces War Like Effort To Shut Down American Food Supply

    Greg Reese

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  12. mh says:

    Better than a Judge interview

    Col. Douglas Macgregor on Bakhmut Fall, Moscow Drone Attacks

    David Gornoski Fan Favorites

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  13. Old bloke says:

    U.K. police DETAIN Grayzone’s Kit Klarenberg at airport over his JOURNALISM

    They have become a nasty bunch of fascists haven’t they.

    On other matters British, the Royal Navy lost 22 officers in Odessa yesterday as a result of a Russian missile attack. The British Navy were involved with underwater and surface drone attacks on Russian targets and the Russians warned them but they continued.

    They were responsible for the drone attack on the Russian port of Sevastopol some months ago and broke the truce Russia granted Ukraine for grain shipments from Odessa and Sevastopol, Russia named them and that was a warning.

    More recently a Russian ship guarding the Russian gas pipeline under the Black Sea was attacked and damaged by surface drones, the Russians blamed the Brits hence the missile attack.

    From the 25 minute mark:
    Donbass Zugzwang | The Russians Suddenly Launched Another Operation. Military Summary For 2023.05.31</a

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  14. Cold-Hands says:


    I posted today’s cartoons on the old thread.

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  15. mh says:

    In the old days you would hear British boomers say stuff like “We don’t hate Americans, we just hate America’s foreign policy”.

    Today the British foreign policy is lock step with every US neocon disaster. In fact, Boris Johnson is often sent to Washington to rally everyone for the new foreign adventures.

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  16. Shy Ted says:

    For some strange reason I watched part of the ABC 7.30 report last night. Sara Snowcone interviewing righteous journo and lawyer, barely able to keep a smile off her face. Come on Karma, do your job.
    leftie hero

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  17. mh says:

    Joe Biden ‘trips and falls’ during Air Force Academy graduation ceremony as staff rush to help President up

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  18. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    New Catallaxy went down yesterday afternoon as discussion concerning the Ben Roberts-Smith case was continuing on the Open Forum. That may have been entirely coincidental but people are worried. New Catallaxy is still offline. If Adam permits then this site could be a point of communication about the outage. Numerous Cats have emailed me re it.

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  19. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Aha. New Catallaxy is up again. Good to see you all here and to know too that Catallaxy will never ever die.

    Thanks Adam for providing this site which has some faithful adherents and offers another set of opinions on similar issues with a few of its own specialties also regularly maintained.

    Some people do cross over one t’other at times, me included.

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  20. kaysee kaysee says:

    Matt Walsh’s documentary What is a Woman is on Twitter. There were some problems and it was labelled hateful. Elon says that it was a mistake by people at Twitter and that it is definitely allowed. There still seem to be problems being resolved at Twitter.

    It still has the label “Hateful Conduct” and there are some who are unable to view it.

    Here it is:

    What is a Woman.

    A second link if the first doesn’t work.

    Let me know if you can access it. The documentary is free on Twitter only for 24 hours.

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  21. Shy Ted says:

    Welcome Lizzie, yes, v suspicious on the topic of BRS. Everything I read is the opposite of the MSM gloating, people are appalled.

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  22. mh says:

    I heard CNBC’s Rick Santelli referring to this possible liquidity crunch following a debt ceiling deal

    Brace For The $1 Trillion Aftershock From Debt Deal

    Mark Moss
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  23. mh says:


    The Fair Work Commission’s decision to boost the minimum wage by 8.65 per cent and award wages by 5.75 per cent, which will ultimately affect more than one in four workers, heightens pressure on the Reserve Bank of Australia to lift the cash rate again this month following the upside surprise to the April inflation data.

    Correct. Expect another 0.25% rise on Tuesday.

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  24. mh says:

    New Atlas LIVE: Mike Jones: Living in Russia and Life Amid the Special Military Operation

    The New Atlas
    231K subscribers

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  25. mh says:

    Fox News Goes ULTRA WOKE! – They’re FAR WORSE Than We Thought!

    Mark Dice
    1.85M subscriber

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  26. Shy Ted says:

    $90,000,000 a day we give to Inigenius corporations to advance the lot of their people. Where does it go?

    Drug bust in remote community as alleged dealer apprehended at airport
    A 42-year-old man has been charged with drug trafficking in a remote East Arnhem community, after police seized more than $120,000 in cash as part of an investigation into the alleged drug operation

    $120,000 cash in a remote community?!

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  27. Interested observer says:

    From behind the paywall – it’s not our job

    Australia’s most senior health leaders have dismissed suggestions the commonwealth should take a greater oversight and regulatory role in the prescription of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to children as the federal government admits it has no idea how widely the drugs are being prescribed off-label for gender dysphoria.

    Therapeutic Goods Administration chief medical adviser Robyn Langham was asked in Senate estimates if it was appropriate the federal agency regulates the use of androgen-blocking drugs that are approved for the treatment of prostate cancer but are prescribed off-label to children to halt the progress of puberty.

    There is concern among some physicians in Australia and internationally at the long-term effects of the puberty-blocker drugs on children experiencing gender dysphoria being prescribed

    Professor Langham said it was up to individuals doctors to use their clinical judgment in prescribing the drugs and the TGA had no role in the matter. “Where doctors wish to prescribe off-label, we do not regulate doctors’ practice,” she said in response to questions from Nationals senator Matt Canavan.

    “When a doctor chooses to do that, they do so in the full knowledge that they are accepting all of the legal responsibility, that they understand the research and they get full consent of their patients.”

    Commonwealth health department secretary Brendan Murphy also rejected any need for greater oversight of gender-affirming medicine and the treatment of children in the wake of the Cass review in the UK, which identified “gaps in the evidence base” on the prescription of hormone drugs to children.

    “Our position is that where these services are provided by very expert, multidisciplinary clinic services, such as a Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, we have to rely on the best clinical advice we have,” he said. “They have their own governance structures that look at look at those things.”

    Professor Murphy said the federal government had no idea how many children were being prescribed puberty blockers, because data on the off-label use of drugs on the PBS was not collected.

    “We wouldn‘t know for sure,” he said. “The drugs that are prescribed in a clinic, such as at the Royal Children’s Hospital, are normally prescribed through the hospital system, and we wouldn’t have access to that data,” he said.

    In the wake of the decision by medical indemnity insurer MDA National to withdraw providing insurance cover to doctors in private practice prescribing cross-sex hormones to those under 18, the insurer’s president, Michael Gannon, said it was “keeping a very close eye on the evidence as to whether or not the effects of (puberty blockers) are reversible”.

    “We think there are so many unknowns,” said Dr Gannon, a former president of the Australian Medical Association. “We came to an authentic view that there is likely to be significant claims from individuals through expressed regret years down the track about decisions they made when they were very young … there might be multimillion-dollar claims.”

    Dr Gannon said doctors in clinical practice had “seen this complex social issue, complex set of considerations, turn from something that involves a very small number of people, to an issue of the questioning of personal identity being made by a sizeable minority of teens”.

    Some members of state parliaments, such as Victorian Liberal Democrat David Limbrick, have also begun raising the issue with greater urgency in light of the shifting international evidence.

    “With the changing view on what’s happening with gender medicine around the world, great caution needs to be taken around Australia,” he said. “If the TGA is not monitoring this, they should be. I definitely support some sort of review into gender medicine for children … If some children on puberty blockers are being treated inappropriately, it could lead to catastrophic, lifelong issues.”

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  28. Interested observer says:

    Professor Langham said it was up to individuals doctors to use their clinical judgment in prescribing the drugs and the TGA had no role in the matter. “Where doctors wish to prescribe off-label, we do not regulate doctors’ practice,” she said in response to questions from Nationals senator Matt Canavan.

    “When a doctor chooses to do that, they do so in the full knowledge that they are accepting all of the legal responsibility, that they understand the research and they get full consent of their patients.”

    So no doctor will get struck off or threatened for prescribing ivermectin?

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  29. kaysee kaysee says:

    Matt Walsh’s documentary What is a Woman is on Twitter.

    It was supposed to be free only for 24 hours but has been extended for the weekend. Musk also has it up as his pinned tweet.

    The woke world must be in a tailspin. It was hard for Daily Wire to get most media and movie outlets to show that documentary, this past year. Even short clips got removed due to complaints from trannys of “emotional harm”. And now it is freely available on Twitter and they can do nothing about it.

    Their minions at Twitter tried to block it yesterday, but the big boss intervened and has approved it. For the sake of the children, we have to hope that parents, teachers and all those who care for or work with children stop whatever they are doing and watch it.

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  30. kaysee kaysee says:

    Jennifer Bilek (Trans Agenda post) revealed the reason for the tranny project – money.
    In the What is a Woman doco (1:01:15), Scott Newgent said:

    Every child that they convince is transgender and in need of medical transition – it generates 1.3 million dollars to Pharma.

    Newgent Press Conference

    The trans ‘Hero’ in Matt Walsh’s documentary ‘What is a woman’ silences an entire room of reporters in a live press conference about ‘medically transitioning children!”

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  31. kaysee kaysee says:

    Dr. Naomi Wolf Uncovers Pfizer’s Depopulation Agenda,
    as Evidenced by Its Own Documents

    This is a mystery novel in which the question is, how do we stop women from having healthy babies? That’s the story of the Pfizer documents.

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  32. kaysee kaysee says:

    Dr Patrick Moore is one of the co-founders of Greenpeace. In this interview he makes a compelling case for nuclear energy.

    On Nuclear Energy:

    Moore shares why he was silenced on the topic of nuclear energy during his years at Greenpeace and provides excellent insight into both the misconceptions around the risks of nuclear energy and why nuclear energy is not inherently evil in any way.

    On Net Zero:

    If we actually achieved Net Zero, at least 50% of the population would die of hunger and disease. [Because] at least 50% of the population depends on nitrogen fertiliser for its existence.

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  33. johanna johanna says:

    Observer, that was my first thought, too.

    All that balls about how they don’t interfere in presribing – a lie.

    Why didn’t the Senator ask that question?

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  34. EofT says:

    Wow – go Matt Walsh!

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  35. mh says:

    Another NATO flashpoint this week

    Dozens injured as Serb protesters clash NATO forces, throwing tear gas and stun grenades

    The Sun

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  36. mh says:


    Serbia’s star tennis player Novak Djokovic stood behind his controversial comments that “Kosovo is the heart of Serbia,” which had prompted fierce criticism from the French sports minister.

    “I would say it again, but I don’t need to because you have my quotes,” Djokovic told reporters at Roland-Garros after his second-round victory late Wednesday night at the French Open tennis tournament, according to French newswire AFP.

    “I’m aware that a lot of people would disagree, but it is what it is,” the 22-time Grand Slam winner added. “It’s something that I stand for.”

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  37. Old bloke says:

    The de-dollarisation process, how America chose to shoot itself in the foot.

    How U.S. Sanctions On Russia Caused De-dollarization – 15 minutes.

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  38. kaysee kaysee says:

    The Covid Vaxx and the CDC

    CDC Drops Bombshell on the Vaccinated

    There was a COVID outbreak at the CDC’s 2023 Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference. After conducting a survey, the CDC discovered that a full 12 percent of their attendees contracted COVID during the event.

    It is not just that the vaxx doesn’t work …

    Repeated COVID-19 Vaccination Weakens Immune System

    Repeated COVID-19 vaccination weakens the immune system, potentially making people susceptible to life-threatening conditions such as cancer, according to a new study.

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  39. kaysee kaysee says:

    Getting to know the new CDC Director – Mandy Cohen

    Biden’s likely pick for new CDC director
    loosely followed her own COVID protocols, laughed off lockdowns


    When asked how she made decisions about which venues were allowed to open in March 2021, Cohen claimed they resulted from her “scientific team” reviewing the data.


    A year later she admitted she would just call her friends in other states and do whatever they were doing.

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  40. kaysee kaysee says:

    Do the Voice Yes voters know what lies ahead?

    From The Australian newspaper are the reported views of the general manager of the Mithaka Aboriginal Corporation in western Queensland.

    Treaty Negotiations To Include Mine Veto*

    (*The above link to the Oz paywalled article was provided by a commenter to a Quadrant post.)

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  41. kaysee kaysee says:

    The Bee in the Mock.

    The month of June

    The real centuries old dedication of the month of June

    And the fake alphabetxyz one which requires warnings for children to be protected.

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  42. kaysee kaysee says:

    The What is a Woman doco is currently at 148.7 million views in the 48 hours that it has been available. Two days ago, when there were some hiccups with the posting, Elon called the attempts to censor the doco the “Streisand Effect”.

    A bit of digging into the history of that term:

    The Streisand effect is an Internet-coined name (although the effect predates the popular usage of the Internet) for a phenomenon whereby an attempt to censor or gag a report leads to great interest in the story or work that nobody would have noticed had they not attempted to ban or censor it in the first place.

    How Barbra Streisand Inspired the “Streisand Effect”

    Streisand Effect meme.

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  43. mh says:

    America first

    Courier Paywall

    ‘You hate Australia’: Labor state conference erupts as factions clash

    There have been chaotic scenes at the Labor state conference today as powerful unions clashed over Anthony Albanese’s historic AUKUS alliance.

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  44. mh says:

    Opinion Motoring

    I love electric vehicles – and was an early adopter. But increasingly I feel duped
    Rowan Atkinson

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  45. kaysee kaysee says:

    🎕 ┈┈┈┈ 🎕 ┈┈┈┈ 🎕

    The marker above indicates this is a faith-based section so stop or scroll, as you please.

    A few days ago, I came across some info on a church that I had not heard about before. The history: In 1978 the property was purchased and soon after, due to some electrical short, was badly destroyed.

    This church – The Immaculata – is built on a hill overlooking a small town, St Marys, in Kansas, USA. The cost of building the church was US$ 42 million. 99% of the cost has already been raised.
    The question asked is: How was the church able to get this money?

    The fund-raising for The Immaculata began 45 years ago. According to Bishop Fellay:

    All the buildings that we buy, that we build, they do not come from so much money. They come from the faithful who have the faith.”

    “We don’t have an Uncle Sam somewhere, just open the treasures and you get this,” he said. “We certainly have some greater benefactors, but the mainstream is just like you and me. It was common people battling every day to bring together a salary and food for their families. You can see there are numerous families. But when you put all these together, we say the little streams build big rivers.”

    The St. Marys parish did have some help in gathering the needed funds for the Immaculata.

    According to Nick Novelly, parish accountant, there were more than 2,500 donations from all 50 states and 39 countries. Half of the donors were in Kansas, 1,300 from the other 49 states (plus the district of Columbia and Puerto Rico), and 140 donations came from foreign countries.

    The Immaculata church can seat over 1,500 people. It is 40 metres high and over 6,000 square metres. The building of the church started in 2020 and was completed earlier this year.

    A few short videos.
    Final stages of the construction

    Getting it ready

    The church was consecrated last month, 3 May 2023
    Consecration of The Immaculata

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  46. kaysee kaysee says:

    If you want to watch the entire
    Consecration and Dedication Ceremony

    It is five and half hours.

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  47. Old bloke says:

    More shocking pics from the war in Ukr

    The Russians won’t bomb the Chinese Embassy in Kiev as the Americans did in Belgrade in that NATO war. Ooops, sorry, we had the wrong address.

    There’s a statue featuring a young girl, a memorial to the children killed in Belgrade in that war, in a park in that city. Recently a visiting EU official saw the monument and complained, he wanted the statue taken down and replaced with something more uplifting, something which better reflects “European Values”, whatever they may be. His request didn’t go far.

    On the current war, Alexander Mercouris made a comment recently about a photo in the Guardian newspaper. The photo was taken in a Kiev subway station where people were sheltering from a Russian missile and drone attack, and from air defence missiles returning to the ground.

    I haven’t seen the photo but Alexander said it featured some women and children, and the former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, huddled together in a Kiev subway station.

    Poroshenko was installed as President after the American coup in 2014. He achieved notoriety soon after with his public statements that the Ukrainian children would be able to go to school and play in the parks, but the Russian children would be locked in their basements as they would be shelled by the Ukrainians.

    Alexander wondered about what would have been going through Poroshenko’s mind, there he was sheltering with women and children, things didn’t work out as he planned.

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  48. kaysee kaysee says:

    Backlashes and boycotts work. At least in the US.

    1/ The US Navy

    2/ MLB

    But, I am now a fan of the
    3/ Texas Rangers

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  49. kaysee kaysee says:

    The Babylon Bee

    You’ve seen “What Is A Woman?”

    Now watch our explosive, controversial documentary… “What Is A Man?”

    Full movie now on Twitter:

    After you’ve watched the full movie …. 😉

    A memester managed to create this.

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  50. mh says:

    After you’ve watched the full movie …. 😉

    A cock and bull story.

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  51. mh says:

    Crazy Bill’s plant milk coming soon

    The Irish government is considering an initiative to significantly reduce the number of dairy cows in order to reach its climate change targets.

    A target of reducing emissions from farming in Ireland by a quarter by 2030 has been set by government.

    One proposal to achieve this is by reducing the national dairy herd by 10%, the equivalent of removing 65,000 cows a year for three years, according to the Irish Independent.…

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  52. mh says:


    Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday signed into law a ban on gender-affirming care for most minors in the state, making Texas the largest state in the US to place restrictions on transgender youth’s access to critical care.

    Senate Bill 14 bars health care providers from providing gender transition surgeries, puberty blocking medication or hormone therapies to those under 18 in Texas, with violators at risk of losing their licenses. It takes effect September 1.

    The law makes minor exceptions for children who had begun receiving non-surgical gender-affirming care before June 1, 2023, and underwent 12 or more sessions of mental health counseling or psychotherapy six months prior to beginning prescription drug care. Trans youth to whom those exceptions apply can continue their care but must “wean” off from the treatment with the help of their doctor.

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  53. mh says:

    GG on Kosovo

    The pretend country

    George Galloway

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  54. mh says:

    Airhead alert

    Los Angeles: Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley, the UN ambassador under former President Donald Trump, went after her ex-boss and 2024 rival Ron DeSantis on Sunday over their refusal to say whether they want Ukraine to win its war against Russia.

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  55. mh says:

    CH, Leak link goes to Oz subscribers only.

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  56. mh says:

    Thanks, CH.

    Appreciate your efforts.

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  57. kaysee kaysee says:

    Cold-Hands says:
    June 5, 2023 at 6:32 pm

    Sorry, Johannes Leak

    Save Calvary Hospital

    Sign the Petition – Get Involved

    Contact the PM

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  58. mh says:

    George Galloway on the fight against the Californication of the West

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  59. mh says:


    Streamed on: Jun 3, 3:06 pm EDT
    Official RBN Rumble Launch with Jimmy Dore

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  60. mh says:

    Ukraine Offensive – ALL the HYPE – Col Daniel Davis (ret)

    Judge Napolitano – Judging Freedom
    159K subscribers

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  61. kaysee kaysee says:

    George Galloway on the fight against the Californication of the West

    The Californication of the West. A new term from GG?

    He says:

    I have had enough…. I am going to spend every waking moment I have to resist and struggle against his Californication because it is the source of so many of our problems.

    Looking forward to more MOATs from Galloway.

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  62. Old bloke says:

    On matters Galloway, here’s George talking to Gonzalo Lira Senior, father of the imprisoned Gonzalo. It’s a very heartfelt talk, this 80 year old Dad is pleading for his son’s life.

    INTERVIEW: All I know is that Gonzalo was detained on May 1 – 15 minutes.

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  63. mh says:

    Dim Jim – blame the guy over there!

    IN FULL: Treasurer Jim Chalmers gives update as RBA lifts cash rate to 4.1% | ABC News

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  64. kaysee kaysee says:

    The wokeism

    Going Woke
    WHY are all these companies going woke despite it negatively impacting their bottom line? What’s in it for them? The answer may surprise you…

    BlackRock CEO
    “At BlackRock we are forcing behaviors… you have to force behaviors.. like gender and race”.

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  65. mh says:

    Westpac the first big four bank to pass on the 12th rate rise

    Most new home loan borrowers will hang on to the bitter end as they already know the rental market is absolutely fv—ked.

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  66. mh says:

    Lower than a well-digger’s ringpiece

    Man accused of stealing Nick Kyrgios’ Tesla at gunpoint pleads not guilty

    A man is accused of brandishing a long-arm rifle and confronting Nick Kyrgios’ mother to demand the keys to the tennis star’s green Tesla last month.

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  67. The thief had to ask Nick’s Mum how to drive the Tesla, but forgot to ask about how to turn off the tracking. Or the speed limiter. Apprehending him was not too much of an effort apparently. 😀

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  68. JohnJJJ says:

    Going Woke
    WHY are all these companies going woke despite it negatively impacting their bottom line? What’s in it for them? The answer may surprise you

    One of the companies I work with has gone woke gradually in order to obtain government contracts. It started with equity statements and hiring ethnic women for jobs. The women then implemented DEI policies and nagged constantly about it. All of which gave them more power within the company. Next was the welcome to country at every meeting.
    This was a hard nosed, highly efficient company. None of the new policies or people actually produce direct value, just contractual compliance. None of these people are involved in the real operations. It will eat away the insides of the company.

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  69. Shy Ted says:

    This is interesting
    You’d think in this day and age someone would look at the childhood vaccination dates.
    This is the mutant gene suspected
    found in 2 of the 4 kids.
    What it really shows is the lack of actual evidence in the beginning.

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  70. kaysee kaysee says:

    While woke Fox News is celebrating this

    Tucker is back

    Episode 1 of Tucker on Twitter

    In 10 hours the views are at 48.4 million

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  71. mh says:

    More name changes to follow after Fraser Island officially renamed K’gari

    The traditional name of the world’s largest sand island has been restored after nearly 200 years, with other Queensland places set to follow suit

    Get F’cked.

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  72. mh says:

    A controversial British cardiologist has called for the Pfizer and Moderna Covid shots to be suspended in Australia until the risk of heart complications is better understood, saying prior vaccines “have been pulled for much less”.

    Dr Aseem Malhotra, who has emerged as one of the most high-profile figures in the anti-vaccine movement and is currently in Australia on a speaking tour, said it was a “no-brainer” and accused the medicines regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), of ignoring the clear safety signal from its own reporting system once the rollout was well under way.

    “People can be forgiving if new information comes in, we know people make mistakes — but once you get that information back, them not acting on it … the problem is the cover-up is worse than the crime,” he said.…

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