Open Thread – Saturday, 02 July 2022

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  1. mh says:

    Apologies for calling Nick Kyrgios a Victorian.

    He’s a Canberran.

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  2. mh says:

    Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has joined the advisory group of international experts established by Mr Zelenksy to advise on security guarantees to deter a repeat Russian invasion. But the first priority remains denying Russia any kind of a victory.


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  3. mh says:

    Still LMFAO

    Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has joined the advisory group of international experts established by Mr Zelenksy to advise on security guarantees to deter a repeat Russian invasion. But the first priority remains denying Russia any kind of a victory.

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  4. Arky says:

    Why hadn’t I heard of this bloke before?
    Funny as f*#@
    Sean Lock.

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  5. Black Ball says:

    Oi cocks. I am drinking Victory Gin. Amirite?

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  6. mh says:

    Kyrgios wins third set.

    2 sets to one up.

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  7. mh says:

    FFS Channel Nein.

    They’ve started showing another match.

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  8. mh says:

    Kyrgios wins in 5 sets.

    Great entertainment.

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  9. Shy Ted says:

    Q. What is 18/20?
    A. Destroyed Bushmasters ScuMo sent to Ukr.
    Q. What does Straya do?
    A. Send 20 more. SO that’s 22 they’ve got. Oops, spoke too soon, 21.

    Arky – Sean Locke died recently. See the best of him on 8 out of 10 cats does Countdown on CH31 SBS Viceland 7.30ish.
    He never made his Ca public. Very funny man.

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  10. Shy Ted says:

    A tale of 2 willies, 2022 edition

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  11. Ragu says:

    Odd, this isnt paywalled

    An award-winning Australian musician who was left partially paralysed claims he was told privately by five different doctors that it was almost certainly a reaction to the Moderna vaccine but they would not put it in writing out of fear of being deregistered.

    Tyson Illingworth, aka tyDi, who shot to fame at age 17 after being signed by Armin van Buuren’s Armada label, says he is still in constant pain and taking daily medications and injections, more than six months after being hospitalised and going through rehab to “learn to use my hands and feet again”.

    Safe, legal and rare. And definitely no correlation to ze vaxx

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  12. Ragu says:

    DJs, not the sharpest people in the world

    “I still think people should have the vaccine

    That attitude is why we are in this mess

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  13. johanna johanna says:

    Hmmm, Tyson’s experience reminds me of what happened to Eric Clapton, who was unable to play the guitar for many months after his shot. Don’t know if it was Moderna, though.

    It must be terrifying for someone who relies on fine motor skills to make a living.

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  14. Steve trickler says:

    A couple more clips of a bloke walking his dog. Half the fun is watching people react. When you see people make eye contact, their body language is fun to watch. “WTF!”

    Fact: If he can no longer care for the dog ( unlikely ), he is contractually obligated to give him back to the breeder. Cash was adopted. Previous owner had health issues and to give him up to a Great Dane group.

    The walks of slobbering magnificent creature, continue.



    Cash 2.0 Great Dane 4th of July 2022 at The Grove (1 of 2)

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  15. Steve trickler says:

    Andre is in fine form.


    Andre Antunes:

    Arizona Preacher goes Metal!

    The Most Metal Church in the World

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  16. Black Ball says:

    I see Andrews has extended the declaration of emergency for another 3 months.

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  17. Steve trickler says:

    Black Ball says:
    July 5, 2022 at 2:29 pm
    I see Andrews has extended the declaration of emergency for another 3 months.

    More overnight phone calls from Schwab.

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  18. johanna johanna says:

    Steve, I’ve known a few Great Danes, and despite their appearance, they are gentle and affectionate. That said, it is unwise to threaten their beloved owner, whom they will defend.

    I’d trust them with small children over almost every other breed – except that they may accidentally knock the kid over! 🙂

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  19. Steve trickler says:

    Now the little prick from Swinging Pig in WA, awaits for a phone call.

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  20. Shy Ted says:

    Yesterday, in the US, 4th of July, despite being called many tings, is actually In Depends Day

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  21. Steve trickler says:

    johanna says:
    July 5, 2022 at 2:54 pm

    Brother and I attempted to walk a Great Dane many years ago. The dog took us for a walk and wanted to charge at any cat / dog that crossed his path. Unfortunately, the owner spent most of his time at sea, so the dog bounced between his friends when it came to him being looked after….never got any decent training.

    He was cool with humans but not with other animals.

    Caan, was about 3/4 the size of cash.

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  22. mh says:

    Soon to be warmest July ever

    Brisbane recorded its coldest daily maximum temperature in two decades, reaching just 12.4C at around 1pm.

    Brisbane’s coldest-ever maximum was 12C, set in July 2000.
    It was colder than Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Hobart at one point today, and only just warmer than Canberra.

    To find the third coldest July maximum you don’t have to go digging in the archives — it was yesterday’s top of 14.2C, the seventh coldest day on record.

    Generally, temperatures have been eight to 12 degrees below average.–coldest+daily+maximum+temperature%2c+gloomy+conditions+continue+across+queensland.html

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  23. Steve trickler says:

    Clever edit with the visuals.


    Scenes from a Movie – Momentos (2010)-Director: Nuno Rocha

    Another Day In Paradise – Phil Collins – Lyrics

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  24. mh says:

    Very suspicious timing.

    Saucer of milk, table two

    Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios will appear in a Canberra court next month after being charged with one count of common assault related to an alleged incident with ex-girlfriend Chiara Passari.

    “ACT Policing can confirm a 27-year-old Watson man is scheduled to face the ACT Magistrates Court on August 2 in relation to one charge of common assault following an incident in December 2021,” ACT Police said in a statement on Tuesday night.

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  25. mh says:

    🐑🐑🐑 🐕

    Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has backed state government calls to give more Australians access to a fourth COVID vaccine dose, saying it’s only a question of when those under 65 become eligible.

    The nation’s vaccine advisory body, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisations, will consider fourth doses at its meeting on Wednesday, while the nation’s drug regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration, will on Friday consider giving final approval for vaccines for children under five, who have so far been ineligible for any doses.

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  26. Steve trickler says:


    People waiting to see the public fireworks show in Porter Ranch, California.

    Cash 2.0 Great Dane 4th of July 2022 in Porter Ranch

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  27. Steve trickler says:

    Have a squiz at this little machine.




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  28. mh says:

    The Joker has lost the first set to Sinner.

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  29. mh says:

    Two sets down now.

    This young Sinner upstart is an Italian ranga. That’s just weird.

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  30. Steve trickler says:

    Katie Hopkins:

    5 July 2022

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  31. mh says:

    LAST CHANCE SALOON Boris Johnson clings on to power as Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid resign and lay into his leadership in savage letters

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  32. Shy Ted says:

    I’m not too inclined to post anything too serious these days but this is priceless
    Undercover cops with concealed weapons infiltrating protests in Norwayland – busted. US, Norway… couldn’t possibly be anywhere else.
    Post from where I found it –

    False flag op in Norway went catty-wampus when protestors noticed all the “hello fellow kids” undercover cops wielding weapons at a peaceful protest. The look of fear when they’ve been IDed is heartening–I don’t speak Norwegian but I can guess the gist is “we see you!” The girl looks like she’s wishing she’d become a nurse instead of a cop. One cop almost lets go with his nightstick, but then realizes he’s outnumbered 20 to 1 and can just jump inside the nice safe police wagon. I’m sure all the FF were shouting “we’re one of you!” right up until they jumped inside the van. Kudos to the spitter mid-camera left.

    The stupidity of whoever ran that op not repeatedly telling the undercovers to keep weapons stashed until media is ready to film the “protestors” is mind-boggling. Don’t let the normies see you’re about to make them look bad until just before the camera crew is ready, or the normies might add 2 and 2 together.
    Q was right, these people are stupid.

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  33. Shy Ted says:

    By my calculations the world ended 13 days ago.

    Other theorists suggest CERN is being used as a portal to allow Satan to return to Earth

    We know that but there are so many politicians to choose from.

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  34. Shy Ted says:

    In police news –
    236 resignations in WA in the first 5 months of 2022. Normally runs into 100 or so annually. Planning to recruit from overseas. BYO rattan?
    Qld encouraging 17 year olds to join up. Prolly instead of going to uni or juvie. Aspiring rappers welcomed.

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  35. Shy Ted says:

    As kids we’d roll them over and do 2 at once
    For the extra bang. Took about 10 minutes to reload. Good times.

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  36. Shy Ted says:

    13 days ago the world didn’t end (though it should have) but they did find

    Scientists working with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have discovered three subatomic particles never seen before as they work to unlock the building blocks of the universe, the European nuclear research centre CERN said on Tuesday. …

    Now scientists at CERN say they have observed a new kind of “pentaquark” and the first-ever pair of “tetraquarks”, adding three members to the list of new hadrons found at the LHC.

    They will help physicists better understand how quarks bind together into composite particles.


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  37. Steve trickler says:

    Tony Heller:

    Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman weighs in on the looming climate apocalypse – and blames it on Supreme Court Republicans.

    “Great University of Unlearning”

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  38. mh says:

    Safe and Effective

    ‘Prepare now’: CHO’s grim warning as third Covid wave ‘escalates’

    The state’s chief health officer is urging Queenslanders to “prepare now”, warning a third wave of Covid cases will only get worse in coming weeks.

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  39. mh says:

    Courier Paywall

    ‘Heartbreaking’: Elderly left stranded at check-outs as cost of living climbs

    People are having to step in and pay for groceries for elderly battlers at Queensland check-outs as the cost of living crisis continues to bite.

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  40. kaysee kaysee says:

    The experts who are afraid to speak up

    DJ who ‘lost motor skills’ after Moderna vaccine

    An award-winning Australian musician who was left partially paralysed claims he was told privately by five different doctors that it was almost certainly a reaction to the Moderna vaccine but they would not put it in writing out of fear of being deregistered.

    The ones who are speaking out

    Australian Doctors
    are now starting to speak out “on the record”

    From a US media channel

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  41. Interested observer says:

    I do not Tweet or even know how to Twitter but this is an interesting suggestion,


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  42. kaysee kaysee says:

    The picture tells the story

    You can tell it’s a serious war because they’ve got time for lighthearted photographs

    Sadly, the likes of Andrew Hastie and Tony Abbott have been drinking the Ukraine Kool Aid, too. They have declared their gladness that the PM has donated millions of the Aussie tax dollars to the man who is responsible for the fact that his country is at war. He could have prevented it from happening but didn’t.

    Aussies battlers are doing so well, they have no need of those dollars to pay their own grocery and power bills.

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  43. kaysee kaysee says:

    Lana Murphy of Channel 9

    The statement

    That statement is worthless. She didn’t realise there would be a backlash and is trying to make it go away.

    Channel 9 says the journo has been sent for counselling. I suggest the better training is for her to pose in a muzzie suburb with a sign that says something that is offensive to the muzzies.

    Let’s see how that works out. If it’s okay to be offensive about Christianity, then it’s okay to do the same for Izzzzzlam. After all, we all turn the other cheek, don’t we?

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  44. kaysee kaysee says:

    Snail mail to the famous Mr Neil Oliver



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  45. mh says:

    This is so predictable.

    Brad “New World Order” Hazzard

    Brad Hazzard calls for fourth jab as another ‘dramatic’ COVID-19 wave hits | 9 News Australia

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  46. kaysee kaysee says:

    Wall Street Journal

    Why the Rush for Toddler Vaccines?

    In fact, we don’t know if the vaccines are safe and effective. The rushed FDA action was based on extremely weak evidence. It’s one thing to show regulatory flexibility during an emergency. But for children, Covid isn’t an emergency. The FDA bent its standards to an unusual degree and brushed aside troubling evidence that warrants more investigation.

    And from Steve Kirsch:

    Two and 3-year-old kids with seizures is “the new normal”

    I’m getting multiple reports from my nurse friends about kids 2 and 3 years old having seizures. It is ONLY happening on vaccinated kids, and symptoms start 2 to 5 days after the COVID vaccine.

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  47. Arky says:

    Last few weeks rediscovering some of the songs from when I was a real little tacker. Gone right down the rabbit hole.
    Like this version of the old song because it has a nice Polynesian steel guitar surf sound:
    Robles wrote this one himself and was a very big hit in NZ and Hawaii back in 1970:
    Another great voice:

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  48. Arky says:

    Bloody spell check.
    Rowles. Not whatever you made it.

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  49. kaysee kaysee says:

    Brad Hazzard calls for fourth jab as another ‘dramatic’ COVID-19 wave hits

    The question he is asked:
    if the virus is undettered by vaccine why still go get it?

    And the Hazzard still chants the old line … but the jab so much better.

    If anyone still believes the hoax, let them go ahead and get fully jabbed and boosted, over and over. Fully masked and disinfected. And stay home. But don’t tell the rest of us to get jabbed and masked to keep you safe.

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  50. mh says:

    The economics profession and journalists appear to be totally bewildered by everything:

    Will rising interest rates around the world tip the global economy into recession? | 7.30

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  51. kaysee kaysee says:


    Break time


    André Rieu


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  52. Steve trickler says:

    Danger Dan Reviews:

    The election was a couple of months back. Time for this war-funding bafoon to visit Australia and face the music.

    The Honeymoon is over.

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  53. mh says:


    Today 7 Jul
    Nick Kyrgios v Rafael Nadal


    Tonight? Wow.

    Our Nick is favourite to beat Rafa for a place in the Wimbledon final.


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  54. Shy Ted says:

    Yay, records
    I like the 2nd para.
    Aussie women when they’re drunk
    Read the comments. High five to the lad.

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  55. mh says:

    Sportsbet now fixed their error

    Tomorrow 8 Jul

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  56. Shy Ted says:

    I’d like to say it was Kingsman wot dunnit but that brolly… gotta be Queensman

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  57. Delta A says:

    Arky says:
    July 6, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    Oh, Arky, that choked me up.The hymn How Great Thou Art was played at my dear nephew’s funeral a few years ago. Brilliant RMIT star killed in a shocking accident while on fieldwork. 20 years old.

    The first song was a favourite tape played on a family trip around NZ 35 years ago. Brings back happy memories.

    Thanks for that post.

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  58. Old bloke says:

    mh says:
    July 7, 2022 at 12:10 am



    The western democracies have degenerated to the point where they are beyond redemption. Idiocracy from the top down combined with authoritarian tyranny, I don’t think that there’s any going back to sensible sanity.

    It’s not just the leaders of these nations who have lost their minds, a good part of the populations are also barking mad.

    Stop the world, I want to get off.

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  59. Old bloke says:

    mh says:
    July 6, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    This is so predictable.

    Brad “New World Order” Hazzard

    Brad Hazzard calls for fourth jab as another ‘dramatic’ COVID-19 wave hits

    The respected medical journal “Circulation” has published that the vaxxs are dangerous and must be stopped. Anyone who continues the jabbing, or encourages more jabbing, is a murderer.

    Finally! Medical Proof the Covid Jab is “Murder”

    Dr. Vernon Coleman

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  60. Steve trickler says:

    You’ll have to embark on your own journey to figure it out. This channel is a start.

    I am inclined to believe the ancient texts; something massive happened and wreaked havoc on Earth; the evidence keeps coming and it makes me question Archaeology and Geology….think “Climate Science” shenanigan’s.

    If you ask me, do I believe that massive trees existed in the past that are referred in multiple ancient texts? My answer would be, yes.

    I think the history of humanity in all aspects should be questioned.


    WISE UP:

    Obviously buried homes or buildings.

    Mound BUILDERS what a silly concept

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  61. Steve trickler says:

    Stonehenge was made out of wood. It then was petrified after a cataclysmic event?

    Remember, they did put it back together. It was discovered in pieces.


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  62. kaysee kaysee says:

    Boris Johnson is still holding on, refusing to resign. Do the Tories have someone ready to take over? A real Conservative? It all looks like one big mess.

    In the case of BoJo, the phrase about being careful who you get into bed with was literal not figurative. Leader of a conservative party but getting instructions from a partner/wife who is a Greenie.

    Instead of cleaning up his own backyard and looking after his country, Boris was out there letting everyone know about his support for Ukraine. Now, Zelensky must be advising him on how to handle the current crisis in the UK. A friend in need …..

    Has there ever been a crazier political panto?

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  63. kaysee kaysee says:

    Aussie ad for the jab

    As for the Canadians….

    Shavo Picto

    The vaccine caused my immune system to produce antibodies that activate platelets, which then clot. Doctors don’t know if I’ll ever stop producing them, so I may live as a blood clot risk the rest of my life. Losing some intestine was actually the easy part for doctors to treat.

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  64. kaysee kaysee says:

    The Open Secret of Google Search

    One of the most-used tools on the internet is not what it used to be.

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  65. kaysee kaysee says:

    Thanks for helping with building the CatWiki and The Mock.

    Shy Ted,
    It’s good to see your return to posting comments with links that can safely be clicked on – without fear of what will be displayed. I hope it continues.

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  66. JohnJJJ says:

    kaysee says:
    July 7, 2022 at 3:58 p
    The Open Secret of Google Search
    One of the most-used tools on the internet is not what it used to be.

    The part he missed is the agency problem. No matter what you search for on google there is now an agent between you and the product or service. If there are enough agents, then you never get to the actual website you are after. It is the same in many countries I’ve worked in. Ask for anything and the person in front of you will say they can get it, for a price. I am afraid the honeymoon is over, unless of course you just go straight to page three of your google search.

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  67. Steve trickler says:

    Hey Bruce of N. If you are lurking, check out this channel.


    Backyard Birds of Australia:

    She tried to steal it right out of her beak! Too much chaos with kookaburras, chooks, magpies, ducks

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  68. Steve trickler says:

    kaysee says:
    July 7, 2022 at 4:12 pm

    Good afternoon.

    My concern is sussietube scrubbing the links in the future. We wait and watch.

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  69. mh says:

    Swani Files
    The remainder of the Georgia Guidestones are being demolished following the mysterious explosion, that destroyed one of the pillars earlier this morning.

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  70. mh says:


    Sterling hit a day’s high Thursday following multiple unconfirmed reports that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to resign.

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  71. Steve trickler says:



    Bodyline Theme

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  72. mh says:

    Barnaby Joyce has called Amber Heard to serve jail time if she is convicted of perjury in relation to the long-running dog-smuggling saga that saw him threaten to euthanise her dogs Pistol and Boo.

    Ms Heard is the subject of an ongoing investigation following her 2015 decision to smuggle two dogs into Australia in a breach of quarantine and biosecurity laws.

    At the time of the dog’s illegal arrival into Australia, Mr Joyce suggested she could take the tiny dogs home to the United States or risk having them euthanised.

    The threat made international headlines before Heard and Johnny Depp appeared in a bizarre ‘hostage’ style video apologising to Australia.

    She was later charged with two counts of illegally importing the animals but the case was dropped after she pleaded guilty to falsifying travel documents in April 2016.

    But that court appearance has now sparked an investigation into allegations of perjury over whether she gave misleading evidence over the circumstances under which the dogs were brought to Australia.

    “Those dogs, when they came in, there were a lot of documents that were signed that said there were no animals there. And it now looks like Ms Heard has allegedly not told the truth,’’ Mr Joyce told Sunrise.

    “[The U.S.] wants Julian Assange … She can come over to Australia and possibly spend some time at Her Majesty’s convenience.”

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  73. kaysee kaysee says:

    My concern is sussietube scrubbing the links in the future. We wait and watch.

    Steve, we need to keep doing the best we can. If some of the videos disappear later on, so be it. In the meantime, we can hope that they have been passed around to as many viewers as possible.

    Conservative youtubers should start double posting – on youtube and the alternative channels. I try to check – especially for my posts – if the same video is available on the other platforms and use one of those.

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