Open Thread – Saturday, 05 March 2022

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  1. mh says:

    GB News Feb 15

    Peter Hitchens on Ukraine, Russia and the West | Full interview

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  2. mh says:
    Trump in 2020: “If Biden got in, you’d be paying $7, $8, $9. Then they’d say ‘get rid of your car!'”

    Pete Buttigieg this week: If gas prices are too high, just buy an electric car!

    And state comedian Colbert:

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  3. mh says:

    Interviews With Residents of Donbas – ‘Ukrainian military has been attacking us since 2016’

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  4. mh says:

    There’s a lot of it about.
    Age 52.

    Labor senator Kimberley Kitching has died suddenly in Melbourne of a suspected heart attack.

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  5. mh says:

    Federal Labor Senator Kimberley Kitching has died from a suspected heart attack.

    Labor caucus members were distraught when colleagues, including Labor leader Anthony Albanese were told of the Victorian senator’s sudden death on Thursday.

    Kitching, 52, led a push in Parliament to pass new laws to seize the assets of individuals who had committed human rights abuses around the world.

    The new powers, known as “Magnitsky laws” after Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, have been part of the armoury used by the federal government to impose sanctions on prominent Russian oligarchs in response to the war in Ukraine.

    Colleagues on both sides of politics had praised Kitching for leading the push to pass the laws.

    Which ‘oligarchs’ have the Federal Government identified as committing human rights abuses?

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  6. Bazinga says:

    McGowan, Paluczuk, Andrews, their health advisors, I’m sure theres more.

    Regarding Kitching, is it wrong that one of my first thoughts were “was it the vax?”

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  7. mh says:

    Jim Chalmers MP
    Saw Kimberley Kitching this time last week, full of life and spirit, hard to fathom she’s now gone – and so young. Thinking especially of all those who were closest to her. #auspol

    7:44 PM · Mar 10, 2022

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  8. Steve trickler says:

    Absolutely, 100% had a gut full of the heat over here. Well aware people have suffered with rain and flooding on the East Coast…but a rain shower here would be nice. Any greeny that wants to sprout AGW….stfu!

    Looking forward going to bed freezing my arse off in the distant future with a heavy blanket on the bed….and then being warm.

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  9. mh says:

    Regarding Kitching, is it wrong that one of my first thoughts were “was it the vax?”

    I would like to know when she got her booster shot.

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  10. Black Ball Black Ball says:

    No sympathy whatsoever for Kitching. She helped facilitate a great crime on ordinary Australians.
    I’m reminded of Tombstone. “Well…bye.”

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  11. mh says:

    I’m reminded of Tombstone. “Well…bye.”


    Well I’m all broken up about that (man’s rights)

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  12. mh says:

    Wiki straight out of the blocks:

    Andrew John Clyde Landeryou is a former Australian political blogger. He is the widower of Victorian Senator Kimberley Kitching. Wikipedia

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  13. Steve trickler says:

    Funny as, but still angry with all this crap.

    Danger Dan:Dickhead of the week. Dan Andrews, Justin Trudeau

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  14. mh says:

    She’s better than AOC

    Ilhan Omar@IlhanMNThe consequences of flooding Ukraine with billion dollars in 🇺🇸 weapons, likely not limited to just military-specific equipment but also including small arms + ammo, are unpredictable & likely disastrous.

    Specially when they are given to paramilitary groups w/out accountability.12:08 AM · Mar 9, 2022

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  15. mh says:

    Paywalled at Herald Sun

    Revealed: Covid booster caused Olympian’s breathing issues

    Aussie Stewart McSweyn’s coach says the breathing problems the Olympian suffered after receiving his Covid booster should serve as a warning to other athletes.

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  16. mh says:


    Inflation grew worse in February amid the escalating crisis in Ukraine and price pressures that became more entrenched.

    The consumer price index, which measures a wide-ranging basket of goods and services, increased 7.9% over the past 12 months, a fresh 40-year high for the closely followed gauge, according to the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    The February acceleration was the fastest pace since January1982, back when the U.S. economy confronted the twin threat of higher inflation and reduced economic growth.…

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  17. johanna johanna says:

    The US gas and oil industries have been under attack from the Biden administration from Day 1 – ranging from rhetoric to regulatory hurdles, resulting in nervousness by financial institutions to lend money to support expansion. Then there are the ‘woke’ financial institutions who have vowed not to assist oil and gas companies because they are ‘committed to Saving Da Planet.’

    Now Biden and the US MSM are blaming skyrocketing petrol and diesel prices on Wussia, even though prices began to rise well before the war. What’s more, tone deaf Transportation Secretary Buttgeig has said that the solution is for everyone to buy electric cars.

    It’s a slow motion train wreck, which would be merely entertaining but for the very high stakes.

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  18. mh says:

    Hard to argue against this

    ASB News / MILITARY〽️@ASBMilitaryBREAKING: China — “The US has 336 labs in 30 countries under its control, including 26 in Ukraine alone. It should give a full account of its biological military activities at home and abroad and subject itself to multilateral verification.“

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  19. Eyrie says:

    Kimberly Kitching promoting Big Vax
    Karma is a bitch.

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  20. candy says:

    Shane Warne’s lifestyle choices probably contributed to his passing.

    I believe it is unusual for ladies to die of a sudden heart attack at that age though. Something odd there. Another tragedy.

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  21. Shy Ted says:

    Truly horrifying footage from Ukraine.
    Luckily we have a citizen journo with a smart phone willing to go from city to city to document the horror.

    And a word about KimKit – there’ll be a lot of parliamentarians absolutely shotting themselves today. And for some time to come. They know who they are. We don’t know who got what shot.

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  22. Ragu says:

    Bill Shorten having a go at being an intellectual upon Kitching’s death, quotes a bit from Shakespeare after Macbeth gets knifed.

    Macbeth; Psychotic tyrant knifed by Macduff because Macbeth is a tyrant scum. Manboobs sees a parallel here in thw present.

    Dear Bill,

    Please try harder.Not the kind of trying hard that goes on at younger Labor Camp, but the other more benign type.

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  23. candy says:

    Facebook and Instagram to permit posts calling for violence against Russians and death of Putin

    I still think this is basically an anti Trump thing. Hilary Clinton lost the election 2016 and the US media even before and ever after were claiming Putin and Trump colluded for Trump to win the election and therefore Trump’s win was illegal.

    Calling for assassination of Putin is like calling for assassination of Trump, something the Left has dreamed about for ages.

    Whenever was the media concerned with the Russia/Ukraine history ever? I would say – never.

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  24. mh says:

    More distressing footage from Ukraine

    Then again, some people pay to receive that sort of treatment.

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  25. mh says:

    Add it to the list

    Bill Shorten fights back tears on TV, saying he had ‘no doubt the stress of politics‘ had contributed to Kimberley Kitching’s death.

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  26. srr says:

    Black Ball says:
    March 10, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    No sympathy whatsoever for Kitching. She helped facilitate a great crime on ordinary Australians.
    I’m reminded of Tombstone. “Well…bye.”

    Yes, I remember when she & her husband were well known for playing everyone for their own advantage, she particularly for playing, ‘the nice person’ when it paid.

    Now all those who knew better are pretending she was ‘the nice person’ she was good at acting, you know, ‘winning people & influencing people’ into doing what was against their best interests but damn good for the ‘influencer’.

    She wasn’t ‘friendly across the board’, she was disloyal to all but herself and none who she coned wanted to admit she could take them it, so they just kept pretending, ‘she was nice’.

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  27. candy says:

    Never mind all that srr, she’s gone and leaves behind some folks who loved her.

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  28. Shy Ted says:

    KimKitch was thoroughly exposed and disgraced at the trade union royal commission. Shut down thanks to Trumble. Suddenly in the Senate. We’ve a swamp to drain.

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  29. johanna johanna says:

    Yep, Ted, she may have been personable, but she lied through her teeth under oath at the TURC.

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  30. Eyrie says:

    Yep, Ted, she may have been personable, but she lied through her teeth under oath at the TURC

    Thanks johanna and Ted, I thought there was something dodgy about her and her getting a Senate seat.

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  31. mh says:

    Actor Jussie Smollett sentenced to 150 days in jail for lying to police about fake hate crime

    Actor Jussie Smollett has been sentenced to 30 months of probation, including 150 days of jail time, and ordered to pay restitution for his conviction of lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack that he orchestrated himself.

    Smollett, who is Black and gay, reported to police that two men wearing ski masks beat him, and hurled racial and homophobic slurs at him on a dark Chicago street and ran off. The 39 year old was also ordered to pay $120,000 in restitution to the city of Chicago and fined $25,000 by Judge James Linn of Cook county circuit court.

    Linn denied a request to suspend Smollett’s sentence and ordered he be placed in custody immediately.

    After the sentencing, Smollett removed the face mask he wore throughout the hearing to loudly proclaim his innocence.

    He also loudly insisted that he was not suicidal, suggesting that “if anything happens” in jail, he did not take his own life.

    “If I did this, then it means that I stuck my fist in the fears of Black Americans in this country for over 400 years and the fears of the LGBT community,” Smollett said, standing up at the defense table as his lawyers and sheriff’s deputies surrounded him. “Your Honor, I respect you and I respect the jury but I did not do this.”

    “I am innocent. I could have said I am guilty a long time ago,” Smollett shouted as sheriff’s deputies led him out of the courtroom, capping an hourslong sentencing hearing.…

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  32. mh says:

    Heart attack reason discovered – thyroid problem!

    Labor senator Kimberley Kitching, who died of a suspected heart attack on Thursday, was being treated for a thyroid problem that was contributing to heart problems.

    The 52-year-old foreign policy hawk had been dealing with the thyroid issue and taking medications since it was identified last year. She had been experiencing symptoms, but her condition had since improved, The Age and the Herald has confirmed.

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  33. Candy says:

    Extremely negligent doctor to let her go about with a very serious cardiac complication.

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  34. egg_ says:

    she was disloyal to all but herself and none who she coned wanted to admit she could take them it, so they just kept pretending, ‘she was nice

    Sociopathy 101 – when the ‘useful idiots’* double down once they know they’ve been had.

    *AKA ‘flying monkeys’ viz The Wizrd of Oz reference.

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  35. mh says:

    When women attack 🔥🔥

    The Age

    ‘Why couldn’t I let things be?’ Wife jailed for setting husband alight in deadly act of family violence

    Angela Surtees doused husband Daniel in fuel and set him alight, and a judge found she showed more self-pity than remorse for her “horrific” crime.

    And the Courier Mail

    The Queensland nurse who was killed after being doused in petrol and set alight by his ex-partner heroically got one of his children to safety, it can be revealed, as more of the woman’s chilling online threats have come to light.

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  36. Steve trickler says:

    Johnny FD:

    It’s been a tough week after fleeing the war zone in Kyiv, Ukraine and making it to Budapest, Hungary. I hung out with @bald and bankrupt for a few days while we recovered, edited and uploaded the footage from the train journey, and did our best to see a bit of the city while we were here. Budapest to us looks like a mix between two European cities, and as you’ll see in this video, it has so much to its history, architecture and buildings.

    We eat some local and traditional Hungarian food, then attend an anti-war demonstration in front of the Russian Embassy in support of Ukraine, and get a welcome visit from a good friend that you may recognize from Kyiv.

    Life in Budapest After Ukraine. 🇭🇺 🇺🇦

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  37. Shy Ted says:

    Excellent comment from a Twatter thread about Jussie –

    $10 he’s suicided in jail by two white guys with MAGA hats …

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  38. Steve trickler says:

    This may have already been posted?


    I’m in NSW to give a voice to flood-affected locals about the rule STOPPING unvaxxed volunteers from helping them out.

    Unvaxxed BANNED from helping flood victims

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  39. mh says:

    Russia has called for a UN Security Council meeting to discuss purported US-backed biological weapons programs in Ukraine. Washington has denied that it owns or operates any such biolabs in the country, while Kiev insisted that the facilities were engaged only in civilian research.

    Moscow’s deputy UN envoy Dmitry Polyanskiy announced the move early on Friday, saying the mission had requested a Security Council summit for March 11, while citing a Defense Ministry briefing claiming that the United States and NATO allies ran “military biological programs” in Ukraine.

    The military briefing went on to claim that the Pentagon’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency is “financing and conducting military biological research on the territory of Ukraine,” citing documents it said it captured at several facilities during Russia’s ongoing attack on the country. Among other activities, the ministry said research was carried out at laboratories in Kiev, Kharkov and Odessa to “study the possibility of the spread of particularly dangerous infections through migrating birds.”…


    With Fauci having facilitated the US funding of Wuhan lab experiments that led to the Covid pandemic, it would be prudent to have multilateral verification of these biological programs in Ukraine.

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  40. egg_ says:

    Update for Kaysee, etc.

    Finally upgraded my laptop (Inspiron 3493) to Win11 Pro via the “ignore TPM” (Trusted Platform Module) method.

    Win10 died out-of-warranty and I bought a cheap Win10 Pro key online then did the above Win11 upgrade method via USB tool.

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  41. Eyrie says:

    If you’ve been using Duck Duck Go, it’s now Duck Duck Gone

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