Open Thread – Saturday, 04 June 2022

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  1. Carpe Jugulum says:

    Good Moaning from the Aslo Ran

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  2. mh says:

    #inflation #tuckercarlson #tucker
    Economic Hurricane Is Coming

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  3. Black Ball says:

    D Day landings this day. Which brings to mind this article

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  4. TP says:

    Sorry Shy Ted. Did not mean to report you

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  5. mh says:

    Not the Vax

    Boston Globe

    ERs reach record capacity as hospitals are inundated with patients

    By Jessica Bartlett Globe Staff,Updated June 1, 2022, 10:11 a.m.

    Before the pandemic, South Shore Health typically would receive 80 to 90 ambulances a day as the region’s only Level II trauma center south of Boston, caring for critically injured patients from a number of communities.

    Yet 2½ years into the pandemic, with COVID numbers at the hospital trending much lower than in the January surge, the number of ambulances arriving every day is far exceeding its old pace. Dr. Jason Tracy, chief of emergency medicine at South Shore Health, said the emergency department is getting 105 ambulances a day on average.

    On a particularly bad day two weeks ago, there were 165 patients in its 70-bed emergency department. While over the course of a single day the emergency room would normally see 280 patients, on average, two weeks ago it had nearly 380.

    COVID cases account for some of the emergency department’s volume, but the hospital is also dealing with “a constellation of factors,” Tracy said, which range from sicker patients who delayed care during the pandemic and an unprecedented volume of behavioral health patients, to people who are having trouble accessing more mundane services like MRIs.

    “We would have expected the spring/early summer to be a low volume period of time. It’s turned out to be our busiest. Which has us worried,” said Tracy. The summer is usually the busiest time for the South Shore hospital, and “if we continue to have additional volume on top of our current volume, it will be even more challenging.”

    The overcrowding is not unique to South Shore. Scores of health systems say they are dealing with record emergency department volume, sicker patients, a compounding mental health crisis, and an ever-beleaguered workforce.

    “It’s absolutely unrelenting — people coming, sick people coming, and people who aren’t that sick showing up in the ER more so than usual,” said Dr. Andrew Artenstein, chief physician executive for Baystate Health, which runs the largest hospital in Western Massachusetts. “This time of year you expect [that around] Memorial Day you get a relief.”

    Executives say patients are coming in to emergency departments because they can’t access primary care or mental health care, or have seen their health deteriorate after delaying treatment for illnesses earlier in the pandemic. Hospitals are having a hard time discharging patients who should not go directly home, due to staffing shortages and longer stays at nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. And the strains on inpatient care ripple all the way to the emergency department.

    The ripples extend even further: Hospitals that care for the sickest patients sometimes have have to decline patient transfer requests from smaller or less wealthy ones, leaving the latter institutions to scramble for alternatives.

    “What we’re seeing across the whole health care system is there is still more demand for care than there ever has been,” said Dr. Paul Biddinger, chief preparedness and continuity officer for Mass General Brigham.

    The tidal wave of illness comes just as COVID cases have become less of a burden for hospitals. Two-thirds of COVID patients currently in Massachusetts hospitals would have been there regardless of their infection because of other health issues. Though it has caused fewer cases of serious illness in recent weeks, COVID has complicated hospital operations. Patients with COVID still need to be isolated, and staff caring for them have to wear personal protective equipment, both of which eat up more time and resources.

    Biddinger said Massachusetts General Hospital has hit “capacity disaster” more times in the last three months than it ever had before. The designation means the hospital’s usual actions to alleviate crowding, such as mobilizing teams to manage capacity and not accepting most new patient transfers, are insufficient. While he didn’t provide specifics, Biddinger said the hospital has set new patient volume records that were 10 percent higher than previous records.

    Biddinger said the consequences go beyond just patients receiving care in ER hallways, or waiting longer to be seen. Studies have shown that patients who need to be admitted, but are waiting in the emergency department for a bed — a phenomenon known as boarding — end up in the hospital longer than patients who receive inpatient care more quickly.

    “There are significant patient care consequences to this,” Biddinger said.

    The health system is bolstering its programs that manage capacity among its nine acute-care hospitals to identify which have availability for new patients and transfers, and it is also trying to shift more care to the home…

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  6. These are no longer fun to watch anymore. Way to much focus on freaks, though I do realize why Fleccas covers them. They epitomize everything wrong in the world.

    I will say this, the nurse at the 7:45 mark assaulting that lady in the wheel chair needs her head caved in, likewise the prick who did not intervene but just stood around and filmed it. Just imagine if that was your mum or grandmother. What would you do upon seeing that? I’d be throwing more than one fist.

    The vision will make you angry ladies and gents.

    Hopefully the lumpy cow has been charged.


    Fleccas Talks:


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  7. Very troubling scenes at 7:45. Just horrible.


    Fleccas Talks:


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  8. Fat Tony says:

    Shy Ted says:
    June 4, 2022 at 7:55 am
    They usually take threads like this down almost immediately

    It’s gone now – what was it about?

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  9. Twelfth man.

    And he predicted I mite come, too.

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  10. Global warming narrative interruptus?

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  11. Old bloke says:

    It’s gone now – what was it about?

    It was something about more polar air coming to Australia so it was probably a sheep weather alert, keep them locked up inside otherwise the polar bears will eat them.

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  12. As if it hasn’t been cold enough already. I’ll keep an eye out for the polar bears…

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  13. egg_ says:

    cold weather sweeping Oz.

    Climate disruption!!!

    Frankenvax now!

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  14. egg_ says:

    The Absurd Search For Dark Matter

    Inside Stairmaster Dan’s head?

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  15. egg_ says:

    Ricky Gervais ‘slayed the woke dragon’ in ‘taboo’ busting special
    Sky News Straya

    Also picked up by Salty Cracker above (c. 23 min mark).

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  16. egg_ says:

    Kaysee’s conspicuous by their absence.

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  17. Black Ball says:

    Twelfth man.

    Not Billy Birmingham?

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  18. kaysee kaysee says:

    Norway wants to track citizens food purchases

    It’s happening. Norway is heading towards a complete control society where the state wants to know everything you do.

    We have earlier talked about how Norway is a leading country when it comes to digital ID. It is almost a must in order to live modern life. People have to use it for online banking and many other things.

    Now it turns out Norway wants even more control over citizens. The State Statistics Central bureau (SSB) in Norway is now demanding to know the food purchases of citizens and track all card payments.

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  19. kaysee kaysee says:

    Mike Peleg

    🇮🇱 1/2

    Mike Peleg, a 75 years old father & grandfather, was jailed for 1 day, as he refused to pay a 500 shekels ($150) fine, for going to the beach during the 1st lockdown (Apr. 2020).
    Mike chose prison over a fine, saying “I’m not a slave”.

    (Scroll to testimony)

    🇮🇱 2/2

    Some of Mike’s words:
    “Yes, I broke the lockdown.
    I live near the beach & going to the beach is my healthy habit, physically & mentally.
    I go every day for a few hours, it’s my booster for life. It’s my mental stabilizer, my natural antidepressant pill.”

    Article on his story.

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  20. egg_ says:

    Alex Jones RETURNS! – Friday Night Tights #200!

    Salty Cracker appears (as a special guest at Alex Jones request) at c. 2h mark.

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  21. Eyrie says:

    The State Statistics Central bureau (SSB) in Norway is now demanding to know the food purchases of citizens and track all card payments.

    The SSB needs to be burned to the ground.

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  22. Shy Ted says:

    Hope you’ve all seen the latest vid in the Ukr-Ru war. Those brave, brave reporters

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  23. egg_ says:

    Hope you’ve all seen the latest vid in the Ukr-Ru war. Those brave, brave reporters

    Teh first casualty of war ‘n’ all…

    But, seriously, how much MSM News today is NOT fake news?

    Were there Easter Bunnies off stage, directing the actors and extras?

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  24. Cold-Hands says:

    D Day landings this day. Which brings to mind this article

    A couple of days early, Black Ball.

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  25. mh says:

    Former Prime Minister Imran Khan claims US backed regime change in Pakistan


    The English Sky News interviewer jumps from what evidence do you have to you deserved it because you didn’t condemn Russia.

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  26. egg_ says:

    interviewer jumps from what evidence do you have to you deserved it

    The “narcissist’s prayer”, literally.

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  27. mh says:

    #ToyotaCentury #V12 #JDM
    I Just Bought A $20,000 Japanese Rolls-Royce – The V12 Toyota Century

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  28. Ragu says:

    Huberman with Dr Wendy Suzuki on tools and protocols to improve memory and mood

    A bit more background from the previous episode with Huberman here

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  29. Ragu says:

    Some of that material is a bit der, and some highly interesting such as boosting adrenaline after a study session to create better long-term memory. Backed by proper science, not the “Show Me The Money” Fauxci scientism

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  30. mh says:

    Royals stun as A-list sings for Queen at Palace

    Prince Charles and Prince William gave heartfelt speeches after musicians including Aussie star Jason Donovan, Diana Ross, Alicia Keys and Queen + Adam Lambert took to the stage.


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  31. Black Ball says:

    Yes Cold Hands I was early I apologise.
    Not sure if the article was linked but it discussed the weakening men through culture and feminism. Fascinating read

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  32. Black Ball says:

    Weakening of men

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  33. mh says:

    Tales from the American proxy war:

    Ukraine war: The Brits who travelled to fight Russia

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  34. Fat Tony says:

    Shy Ted / Old Bloke – thanks for that info on BoM

    Information on cold weather is something that really needs to be supressed, but i spose it’s only the “weather” when it’s cold & Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming when it’s hot.

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  35. johanna johanna says:

    Funny how heatwaves are described in anthropogenic terms – remember ‘the angry summer’?

    But when it’s cold, it’s just cold, never Gaia being angry because of bad humans or anything like that.

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  36. Fat Tony says:

    johanna says:
    June 5, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    And the cold kills many more people than the heat plus the shortened growing periods create famines.

    They know there’s cold periods coming so the fight against CAGW appears to be designed to make the effects of the cold period worse.

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  37. mh says:

    Courier Mail

    ‘Just not enough houses’: 97K Qlders in crisis as rental market shrinks

    Queensland is in the grips of its worst rental crisis on record with just 0.7 per cent vacancy rates forcing families to live in their cars as experts say there is no sign of reprieve in sight and things may yet get worse.


    I wonder what effect the QLD State Government’s actions had when they stiff-armed landlords during the Covid lockdown.

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  38. Steve trickler says:
  39. Steve trickler says:

    He’s a good man. A shame climate alarmists will not debate him.

    I say good luck to anyone in the alarmist community who wishes to do so.


    Tony Heller:

    In 2008 Obama promised to make energy prices skyrocket, and fourteen years later the Washington Post finally figured it out.

    Better Late Than Never

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  40. kaysee kaysee says:

    Pentecost Sunday: The birthday of the Church

    To those who are celebrating ….

    Happy Feast of Pentecost

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  41. kaysee kaysee says:

    New study links COVID vaccines to 25% increase in cardiac arrest
    for both males & females

    A new study by Israeli researchers and published in Nature has revealed an increase of over 25 percent in cardiovascular-related emergency calls in the young-adult population, following the rollout of COVID vaccines, among both males and females. No similar increase was found due to COVID infection alone.

    Israel health authorities and the U.S. Centers of Disease Control (CDC) have acknowledged a link between COVID vaccines and specific cardiovascular complications. The risk of myocarditis after receiving a second vaccine dose is now estimated to be between 1 in 3000 to 1 in 6000 in men aged 16 to 24.

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  42. Fat Tony says:

    mh says:
    June 5, 2022 at 1:50 pm
    I wonder what effect the QLD State Government’s actions had when they stiff-armed landlords during the Covid lockdown.

    I’d be more inclined to wonder the effect the Vic state government’s lockDan policies had on Mexicans moving up to Qld.

    Anyone know how many Mexicans have left Vic?

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  43. Fat Tony says:

    To Queenslanders, Mexicans = Victorians (FYI)

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  44. egg_ says:

    To Queenslanders, Mexicans = Victorians (FYI)

    That’s a shame – shows the Northern Hemisphere’s bias to the Globe – for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, the Globe should be inverted*.

    On a continent such as Australia, the hot arid regions, our “Texas” Queensland would be at the bottom towards the Equator like Mexico, and the leafy Banky types of New England would be Melbourne.

    I.e. Melbourne would be New York, Sydney (Perth actually, across the Western Desert) would be Los Angeles and Brisbane would be Dallas (Austin) equivalents.

    *The Moon looks inverted in the Southern Hemisphere for this reason, it’s all about perspective.

    Mercator’s Projection is about trying to represent a 3D world in 2D – fail.

    This bias is also why Greenland looks bigger than Australia, when it is far smaller.



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  45. kaysee kaysee says:

    Setting the scene for the new scam

    Fauci’s Recent, $10M Monkeypox Grant.

    Anthony Fauci’s National Institutes of Health agency was funding research to identify treatments for monkeypox shortly before the virus began spreading in a global outbreak.


    Wuhan Experiments On Monkeypox Before Virus Struck

    A comprehensive scientific document has come into the hands of Jewish TV Channel that gives compelling evidence that Wuhan scientists recently researched the Monkeypox virus before its current impact as it spreads through the world.


    Dr Gates’ Warning
    Nov 2021

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  46. egg_ says:

    The equivalence (population density) continues as Victoria is a p1ssant State like those in New England, whilst WA and Qld are yuge like California and Texas, i.e. the p1ssant States are nearer the Pole and the bigger States are nearer the Equator.

    Likewise, sh1thole illegal immigrants come to our shores nearer the Equator, just like the US.

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  47. kaysee kaysee says:

    The other side of Monkeypoxing
    for those who have unmasked the scams.


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  48. egg_ says:

    Hilarious (should entertain Lowe Browe, when’s he’s not getting a boner from watching interviews with “Big Units” like Chopper Read):

    Elaine Bredehoft’s Body Language EXPOSED by Behavior Analyst

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  49. egg_ says:

    Prince Charles and Prince William gave heartfelt speeches after musicians including Aussie star Jason Donovan, Diana Ross, Alicia Keys and Queen + Adam Lambert took to the stage.

    The jetsetting Royals preaching Green sh1te?
    Spare me.

    Caught the whole concert from go to whoa.

    When the Packy?* rapper did a montage of Global Brit hits, starting with Beatles (yawn), it was tame as fvck without the interspersion of the (Aussie) Bee Gees midstream to liven it up.

    *I’ve caught the last three Jubilees (actually posted some content on YouTube) and it’s definitely getting “darker” with the often talentless token sh1tholer content, the UK is going down the S-bend, along with the US.

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  50. mh says:

    Rent, now second-hand cars

    Courier Paywall

    ‘Absolutely nuts’: Second-hand car prices going into overdrive
    Desperate South East Queensland buyers are paying ‘whatever it takes’ to secure a second-hand car, as new data reveals the top three price explosions. SEE THE BIGGEST MARK-UPS

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  51. egg_ says:

    should entertain Lowe Browe, when’s he’s not getting a boner from watching interviews with “Big Units” like Chopper Read

    Mike Tyson and Alex Jones should have been a double-boner special.

    Jones joked on Friday Night Tights recently that he was pregnant with Salty Cracker’s baby.

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  52. egg_ says:

    Jones joked on Friday Night Tights recently that he was pregnant with Salty Cracker’s baby.

    Origin of the meme (amongst many other greats, including Pepe the frog):

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  53. egg_ says:

    Kia Stinger up 200 per cent in April, months worth of backorders still

    Who said big sedans are dead? The Kia Stinger is going strong in 2022, up by 203.8 per cent in April and by 53.3 per cent so far this year.

    There were 316 units registered throughout April, accounting for 80.0 per cent of mainstream ‘Large Passenger’ sales, as defined by industry database VFACTS.

    While the Stinger’s only segment rival is the Skoda Superb (79 units, -1.3 per cent), if you combined both Medium and Large Passenger segments the Stinger was second only to the top-selling Toyota Camry (519 units, -56.6 per cent) in the mainstream classes, and third overall behind the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (477 units, +65.1 per cent).

    People still want “grand tourer” performance sedans in a big country?
    Colour me pink!

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  54. mh says:

    On Thursday, at London’s ThundCrit cycling event, two biological males identifying as women took first and second place and then celebrated their “achievement” by kissing on the podium as the third-place winner, an actual female, held her baby.

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  55. mh says:

    The Age

    Interest rates: Rate rises are tipped to be higher than expected as inflation remains stubbornly high. The Reserve Bank is already set to lift rates by at least 0.25 percentage points tomorrow, but financial markets and some economists are now expecting an increase of 0.4 percentage points, which would take the official cash rate to 0.75 per cent. Treasurer Jim Chalmers said when he gives a statement on the economy to parliament next month, inflation could be “significantly higher” than the previous government forecast in its March budget. In some much-needed good news, analysts say banks are unlikely to hit homeowners with rate rises higher than the official cash rate.

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  56. Shy Ted says:

    A sign to keep you safe? Penrith so there might be something in it!

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  57. JohnJJJ says:

    egg_ says:
    June 5, 2022 at 4:59 pm
    with the often talentless token sh1tholer content, the UK is going down the S-bend, along with the US
    You’ve got to feel sorry for all the cameramen and the producers, very hard to get ‘coloured’ shots of the audience.
    Just fat pale pomms dancing to pseudo-rap.

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  58. JohnJJJ says:

    kaysee says:
    June 4, 2022 at 4:02 pm
    The rest of the world vs the middle east

    the best

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  59. egg_ says:

    You’ve got to feel sorry for all the cameramen and the producers, very hard to get ‘coloured’ shots of the audience.
    Just fat pale pomms dancing to pseudo-rap.

    The only ones who bothered to turn up?
    I noticed there were stadiums seats, too (costly)?
    They focused on a young Asian couple near the fountain at the top of the show – but they’re just considered “off white” by the woke brigade, nowadays.

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  60. egg_ says:

    A sign to keep you safe? Penrith so there might be something in it!

    It’s not every day that you get sucked off by the Indian Pacific roaring through!

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  61. egg_ says:

    Just fat pale pomms dancing to pseudo-rap.

    Record companies are now using TikTok to promote their artists, with some (Adele?) objecting to requests to create ditzy TikTok videos, according to Rick Beato recently.
    IIRC he said that Spotify (not sure about Apple) had an algorithm to determine songs’ popularity.
    A lot of modern stars are manufactured, so it’s not impossible for a low talent woke type (with Autotune) to go high in the charts.

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  62. egg_ says:

    Rod Stewart leaves fans unimpressed as he belts out Sweet Caroline

    Rod Stewart left fans unimpressed on Saturday evening as he belted out Sweet Caroline during the star-studded Platinum Jubilee concert.

    The singer, 77, got the crowd dancing as he sang Neil diamond’s much-loved tune with his recognisable raspy vocals.

    While partygoers went wild for Rod’s cover, BBC viewers felt Rod ‘butchered’ the famous karaoke song.

    Live audience vs woke home audience?

    P1ssweak home TV/AV speakers with compression vs kilowatt fullrange live PA?

    Chalk and cheese?

    “Fat* pasty poms” in the audience vs Pakis at home?

    *N.B. Injuns are prone to Type 2 Diabetes on a Western diet, as Asians have high body fat just waiting to burst out (feast/famine).

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  63. egg_ says:

    Sunrise presenter mysteriously vanishes from TV due to ‘health issue’

    Weekend Sunrise presenter Monique Wright was pulled from the breakfast show’s coverage of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in London over the weekend after she lost her voice.

    The TV star, 49, was back to her on-camera duties on Sunday following a day of rest.

    Monique joked that she got overexcited during her wrap on the star-studded Party at the Palace after the Trooping The Colour.

    ‘I peaked pretty early with losing my voice screaming so loudly at Trooping the Colour,’ Monique said with a laugh.

    The blonde beauty is a familiar face to Sunrise viewers and has anchored Weekend Sunrise since 2014.

    Meanwhile, Monique became emotional as she described scenes from the Queen’s Jubilee – which marks her astonishing 70 years on the throne.

    More fat pasty whites getting excited over their long reigning Monarch.

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  64. egg_ says:

    Diversity steal the show at Platinum Party at the Palace as fans say ‘Should have opened’

    Ashley Banjo MBE is an English street dancer, choreographer and actor. He is the leader of dance troupe Diversity.
    Son of former heavyweight boxer Funso Banjo and Danielle,[1][2] Banjo was educated at the independent St John’s School, Billericay, where he was Head Boy and still holds the high jump sports day record.


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  65. egg_ says:

    Hidden message in ‘carefully choreographed’ Platinum Jubilee celebrations | Today Show Australia

    Princess Diana’s former butler and best-selling author Paul Burrell told Today the Queen wants a smooth transition when Prince Charles becomes king and a big part of her plan was hinted at during the Platinum Jubilee celebration. “It was all about Her Majesty but if you noticed, it was carefully choreographed,” Burrell told Today.

    Note that the Royal Box was well stuffed with “coloureds” immediately behind William and Kate.

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  66. egg_ says:

    During the prelude interviews with the talent, other performers thought that Jax Jones was “only a DJ” (to which the hostess replied: just wait till you see his performance) but he stole the show IMHO.

    Onstage view c/- drummer, Nandi Bushell.

    Party at the Palace – Platinum Jubilee – Jax Jones – Stefflon Don – Nandi Bushell

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  67. Steve trickler says:

    It’s not all doom and gloom.


    Tony Heller:

    A climate protestor at the French Open said global warming will destroy the planet in 1028 days, but our new climate researchers Upala and Toki don’t appear concerned.

    1028 Days Left For The Planet

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  68. Ragu says:

    Dude, the greatest crime for that jubilee concert was duran duran performing girls on film replete with trannies, fatties and androgenous personages presumably of the male karyotype.


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  69. egg_ says:

    Five guards faint at St Paul’s Cathedral while waiting for royal family

    Going by the picture, not being “pasty white poms”, lacked the stoicism to get the job done?

    c/- Salty Cracker

    /”The Right Stuff”

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  70. egg_ says:

    duran duran performing girls on film replete with trannies

    Methinks Simon Le Bon was unimpressed.

    Many potential upskirts of a tranny during Jax Jones bit was far worse (eebil cameraman/Director).


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  71. mh says:

    Seeing as you guys watched the Jubilee celebrations, answer this:

    What the hell was Jason Donovan doing there?
    What did he perform?

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  72. egg_ says:

    Jacinda Ardern meme on twitter c/- Salty Cracker following her recent stance on guns in the US

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