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Open Thread – Saturday, 05 November 2022
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Don’t think so. They’re ramping up the Christmas variant. Prof Paul Kelly has just stated it’s not his job to order a lockdown but he’ll make recommendations. Remember, it’s just another brick in the wall of the grand scheme. We need a newsworthy event that scares our overlords to the bone. It won’t come from opposition politicians. And much as I like the stuff in the Senate by Alex Antic, Malcolm Roberts and small number of others, there’s no change to the regime.
I’d like to acknowledge the contributions of First Nation peoples, Cheers!
Mates rates – 50% discount.
It’s the ABC of course so naturally “staffer” hides his seniority. He’s been on the out since getting caught up in a cocaine scandal, which also seems to be missing from the article.
While innocent civilians are dying, the one who is supposed to be looking out for them spends his time in social theatrics.
A drama on the world stage and Zelensky is the main puppet actor.
From one fraudster to another. Oscar-worthy performances.
Sean brought his Oscar statuette as a symbol of our country’s victory
The next election in the UK will be in the next two years.
Who will win?
With such COP-agenda compliance it would seem that WEF underling Sunak is burying the Conservative party so deep it will keep Labour in power for a few decades. Unless Farage and team can work some miracle alternative.
But, from GB News, this:
Labour is doomed
Keir Starmer will NEVER win the next election, says Keith Bays
On that Penn Senate seat.
Kathy Barnette registered to be a candidate early in the race. The others came in much later. She ran a low-budget grass roots campaign going door-to-door. By May, Oz and McCormick had spent a combined $24 million on advertising, compared to Barnette’s $159,000, according to the ad-tracking firm AdImpact.
Oz supporters ran this Crazy Kathy Barnette ad using bits and pieces convenient to discredit her.
She did a long interview – I posted that when it took place – where she answered all the questions.
Kathy in 2016
Trump in 2022
Statement by Trump
He endorses Oz and expects her to stand a chance after he has discredited her? And if she gets selected then he will back her?
He didn’t have the resources to check her background that many of us could dig into and find her answers and explanations?
So did his fully vetted candidate, Mehmet Oz, win against the Radical Left Democrats?
Funny if not fake news
It is in the NYT so it could be fact or fiction.
But after reading about his threatened tell-all on DeSantis, I agree with Power Line (my emphasis):
And this one:
Lawyer Collapses During Emergency Act Inquiry
Wow. That may be heading to Peter Schiff prediction levels.
I see the Dow and S&P fell 2% overnight.
A suitable analogy to depict the global warming hoaxers.
Ben Garrison’s election notes
Alex Jones –
“The smoking gun is the exit polls coupled with the key districts having the computers go out all day long in different areas and all in the specific key, not just states we said it would happen, but in the very districts and sub-districts and precincts that had the highest Republican turnout. No problems in all the Democrat areas. The same thing happened in Houston. The same thing happened in Dallas. The same thing happened in San Antonio, almost no news coverage.”
Zukerberg is in strife, so much invested in his metaverse which has been a dud. The WEF has been pushing the metaverse as it will give the plebs a virtual reality in which to amuse themselves and keep them compliant but the plebs don’t want it, they prefer the real world.
2022.11.07 Why Facebook Is Dying – Gonzalo Lira – 7 mins.
He’s making all his videos on his apartment balcony lately, the lights have gone out in Kharkiv.
I don’t watch Q&A but tonight I might just take a sneak peek –
Q+A 8:32PM – 9:36PM
David Speers asks if Australian democracy is fragile. With cybercrime on the rise, politicians and their families being violently attacked and existential threats looming, here’s how people can protect themselves and society.
I think we’d remember if it had been in the news. What’s the betting they’re talking about Paul the Hammer-Undies.
Ron, what do you think?
Also at Courier Mail
Is Speers asking a question or does he have a solution to save Australian democracy?
Step 1: Shut down the ABC.
But that would mean Speers & Co. would be out of their well-paid gigs.
Even his ardent supporters are giving up on him.
At least Floridians know the adults are in charge.
Don’t listen to this. There is some hope at about 25 seconds
A slap in the Pface:
Pfizer chief boasts to investors
Yearly Revenue snapshot
First Indian wicket has fallen.
Kohli now batting.
Vienna State Opera, funny ballet
Flashback: Gov. Ron DeSantis on what makes a good leader on ‘Tucker Carlson Today’
England need 169 to win.
Tony Heller had a excerpt from this interview on his channel. This is the full interview from 1983. Come 2022 and you know it is even worse today.
Witness to War:
Frank Snepp arrived in Vietnam in 1969 and stayed on until he was evacuated as Saigon fell in 1975.
He spent a good deal of time working with the press while there and developed the ability to plant stories in major media outlets like the New York Times, the New Yorker, the LA Times, Chicago Daily News and others that supported the Agency’s goals.
The younger reporters like the Associated Press’s Peter Arnett wouldn’t take the bait.
After he left the CIA he wrote a book, Decent Interval, that talked about his time in Vietnam. The CIA made his life hell and took a case all the way to the Supreme Court where they won a verdict that required Snepp to turn over all the money the book had made. That was $300,000.
To Snepp, that decision and the Pentagon Papers case, where the Supreme Court decided in some instances the government could impose prior restraint on the media meant the only victory the US could show for its war in Vietnam was undoing the first amendment.
Witness to War
Clete Roberts, correspondent
Ian Masters, Producer, Director
Michael Rose, Producer
Haskell Wexler, Camera (along with others)
Susan Cope, Sound
Eric Vollmer, Coordinator
Anne Vermillion, Coordinator
Vietnam Reconsidered Conference, USC Conference
Snepp went on to be a journalist working for some of the same outlets he’d once duped into printing fake news. But as a reformed spy he earned a Peabody award and an Emmy for his investigative reports.
CIA Officer Frank Snepp Discusses Planting Stories in Vietnam
England have given India a harsh lesson in 20 over cricket.
At one point she says “I am not making this up”
Gravitas: Has Desantis replaced Trump as face of GOP?
The midterms are proof that Mitch McConnell’s time is up. He is the greatest handbrake on the GOP.
Russian hackers have begun leaking the private data of Medibank customers — with Australians battling drug and alcohol addictions and mental health problems first on their list
Evil Russians again. Are they citizens of Russia and or speakers of the Russian language? If they are of the DEEEP web, how do they know their nationality? Anyone know? Are they sneaky Bulgarians dressed as Russians? Or Kiribatians who’ve been to recent classes in Russian? Are the threats all in Cyrillic? has anyone see a passport? Quite a mystery.
What a f*cking joke. Albo says weez needz transparency and this happens. The Libs are on board supporting this, too.
A comment on sussietube is correct. A corrupt anti-corruption commission is on the cards before it even begins.
Kangaroo Court of Australia:
National Anti-Corruption Commission Committee publish their report supporting secret hearings
egg_ used to keep this blog updated on the Mitch v Trump state of play.
I’m expecting Kari Lake to win the governorship unless there is a lot more cheating. Which there may well be.
🤦♂️ Adventures with Purpose – the underwater search and recovery team that solved over 24 missing person cases is no more. The guy that set it up has been charged with child sex offences when he was between the ages of 9 to 13? or when he was 17?…information keeps changing. His victims were family members. It also come to light the he was abused himself from members from a strict Mormon family. That in itself is no excuse if proven he committed the acts.
The email trail he left to his victims asking them to move on from it is shocking if proven to be true.
A sh*t situation all round. Thankfully other search teams that were not on AWP’s books will continue on with search and recovery. All staff from AWP have now quit.
A shocker of a situation. It’s now up to the Courts.
A bloke from Australia – Down Under Dan just spent a month with them. Here are his thoughts.
Adventures With Purpose thoughts after spending time with them.
There’s been a Third World election in the US.
Florida the exception of course.
No issues there.
TWITTER IN TOTAL CHAOS! – BIGGER MESS THAN ELON EVER IMAGINED!
QLD. New Covid wave says the Courier Mail .Well the BCH haven’t got the message yet.No masks,(some doctors wearing them) ,the men armed with sanitisers and masks certifying entry gone,the demarcation lines with them. Seems Pathology tests out weigh the fear mongers projections.
The S&P 500 is up 5%, and the NASDAQ nearly 7%. Incredible.
US CPI 7.7% instead of the expected 7.9%.
A dodgy number comes in a little lower than another dodgy number so the stock market goes wild. Wonderful. Really safe place to keep your money.
This guy covering the debacle of Maricopa Election Day
FRONTLINES w/ Drew Hernandez
Visy hosts Labor fundraiser while frontrunner for government tender
Packaging and recycling company Visy hosted an exclusive Labor Party fundraising event attended by Premier Daniel Andrews and Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio while bidding for a $500 million contract to run a container deposit scheme. Run by billionaire Anthony Pratt, pictured, Visy is one of a handful of firms in the running to operate the scheme that will offer Victorians a 10¢ refund for every eligible can, carton and bottle they return from early next year.
An industry source said the five-year contract, which is expected to be announced shortly after the state election, is worth at least $500 million. Tender documents for the contract state that “registrants must not engage in any activity that may be perceived as, or that may have the effect of, influencing the outcomes”. The Age does not suggest the fundraising event was an attempt to influence the tender process, but it provides insight into the nexus between politics and business.
The August 20 event was hosted by Visy executive chairman Pratt at his family’s Kew mansion. Entry cost almost $5000 per person and included the cost of a donation to the Labor Party. A government spokesperson said: “The procurement process for the CDS is being conducted under strict probity guidelines and assessed against predetermined criteria without external influence.” Visy did not respond to requests for comment.
I tired to watch Q&A but I couldn’t, it’s just too awful. Got to the point where the earnest young thing said Elon was a racist, sexist etc and where were the vulnerable LGBT….. to go. I was only interested in the threats to politicians but another vid in Senate hearings said it was online.
Italy refusing refugees, go Melons!. France and Chermany taking the bulk and dissing Italy. Wonder how long she’ll last.
Great to see England boss the cricket. Thousands of subcontinentals in the crowd, all locals.
ISIS brides don’t meet the criteria for Control Orders. They do meet the criteria for endless welfare.
Another day in Oz.
Bugger, can’t afford both
Both essential IMHO.
Nothing dodgy in Maricopa. No no no.
50 Billion pound hole in Britain, taxes to rise and social programs to be cut. One of the programs to be cut was for aid to families who were housing Ukrainian refugees, they were receiving 350 pounds per week to help balance their family budgets, that’s now gone.
UK’s Ukraine bet creates 50 billion pound fiscal hole – the Duran – 14 mins.
Old Bloke, what they won’t do is cut the layers of bureaucracy in the NHS and government departments, or stop sending a fixed percentage of the budget to overseas aid – most of which is wasted or stolen.
Soft targets only. As usual.
Will voters in the seat of Mulgrave, Vic forget the past two years and still cast their vote for the dictator or this independent candidate?
What if Daniel Andrews loses his seat?
Yes, it was a pageant – they got that right.
But the contest was not about beauty or brains. Being a teenager or a biological female.
It was a public spectacle.
criticises world leaders attending COP27 saying ‘net zero is a fool’s game’
(WordPress doesn’t like my comment – let see if this gets through)
Is this the dirt that Don has on Ron?
Doesn’t he think before he shoots something off? Did he seek advice before sending this?
His 3 major failings on display: Big ego, poor judgement, bad advisers.
Really sad. He is destroying his legacy.
Trump Slams ‘Ron DeSanctimonious’ in New Post-Election Statement
The statement is in the article. The complete one can be found here.
It is a childish tantrum. Trump could have won 2024. This would have been preparation time for DeSantis to take over in 2028.
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is offensive according to WordPress logic.
I kept getting an error screen. I thought the links were a problem but it was one word.
This is some great investigative work.
Checkout what Polly has discovered about this bloke, Harley Pasternak. For all those that immediately labelled Kanye as anti-Semitic, may want to reassess their thoughts. Up until now I’ve never heard of this Pasternak bloke, but taking into account those threats to Kanye, I am happy to class the wanker as a evil bastard who just so happens to be Jewish. It doesn’t make all Jews evil when this is pointed out. Try telling that to the true anti-Semites the places like Bit-Chute cultivates….
This is much needed context to the Kanye saga.
Kanye Drops a Bomb – Who is Harley Pasternak and Why Should You Care?
Kolomoisky gets thrown under the bus.
Igor Kolomoisky is the Ukrainian oligarch who brought Zelensky to prominence. Amongst his interests was a Ukrainian TV station where he started a program about an honourable politician who solved all of Ukrainian’s problems, and he gave the starring role to the comedian and actor Zelensky.
Kolomoisky then started a political party with the same name as his TV show with Zelensky as the Presidential candidate, who won the election. This greatly increased Kolomoisky’s influence in Ukraine and put him in the driver’s seat to negotiate deals with the Americans who wanted to start a war with neighbouring Russia.
The Americans though didn’t want to deal with a middleman when they could run the operation directly, so Kolomoisky was forced to leave the country though he still controlled a few businesses there.
Now Zelensky has nationalised all businesses in Ukraine and Kolomoisky has lost everything.
From the 19 minute mark – Midterm escalation. Elensky wants G20 win. Pirates hit China & Kolomoysky. Penn gives up Oscar. U/1 – Alex Christofouro
Donald J Trump
Trump does live in Florida, so I guess he is in a position to judge that DeSantis is average.
However Ron’s election results are not average.
Normally when the media is all in against Trump I would be with Trump.
But I think MAGA Republicans and MAGA Americans love Ron too, therefore I don’t think Trump is handling this cleverly at all.
If Trump really wants to tear down DeSantis then he needs to explain why Ron is not worthy. Not just name calling.
Linked by Kaysee, just wanted to post in full:
If you want to be irate on a Fri night listen to this, start halfway through
Kari Lake: These ballots will be a strong Republican vote
Aagh, aagh, aagh, my eyes. Flipping through the channels, Frankly interviewing her English doppelganger, next set of ads a transgender rapper (she’s 6’4″, deep baritone and all woman). Frankly in heaven. No, I don’t want the after show party pics.
Relentless BS from the MSM. 800 cases of the rebranded flue to dock in Sydney.
“All passengers and crew required negative COVID tests before joining the ship, and passengers over the age of 12 and crew needed to be fully vaccinated.”
Fat lot of good that did except damage their immune systems.
Stew Peters Show:
Australia has been obsessed with injecting as much of the population as possible with covid vaccines. But their efforts aren’t limited to human beings. Right now, the Australian government is expediting a roll-out of mRNA vaccines for cattle.
INSANITY: mRNA Vaccine Introduced For CATTLE: Australian Livestock Forced Into Taking New Death Jabs