Open Thread – Saturday, 07 May 2022

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  1. Ragu Ragu says:

    Step 1: disassemble drive train.

    Or

    Get a pumping device to remove oil. But, your totally fucked because you cant drain it properly to see any shards/swarf. So just drop the whole thing and work on it on a bench.

    Bwahahahahahha

    Step 7: hang yourself

  2. kaysee kaysee says:

    In The Couriermail today, (part) results of YouGov poll.

    Shock poll reveals Frydenberg facing loss of seat

    Paywalled article.

  3. kaysee kaysee says:

    From another site, probably lefty, but has good information.

    1/

    YouGov MRP poll (part one) and more

    2/
    Overview to Elections 2022

  4. kaysee kaysee says:

    According to the poll – described as the most comprehensive poll – it seems that Craig Kelly will not retain his seat of Hughes.

    It is not looking good, if the Freedom parties are not able to pick up some seats, especially in areas like western Sydney, parts of Melbourne, WA, and other areas that organised rallies during Covid restrictions.

  5. cohenite says:

    Some memes

  6. Fat Tony says:

    kaysee says:
    May 11, 2022 at 2:34 pm
    Seen in NZ

    Job vacancy notice

    The governments/MSM here will be soon pushing the line that the “unvaccinated” are the cause of all the coming deaths (which will actually be caused by the “vaccines”).

    With regards to the 22% increase in all cause mortality for January – it’s in the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
    Has anyone seen the figures for February & March?

    Don’t forget that all State of Emergency legislation etc are still in place, as are all the key players.

  7. Reasonably accurate.

    *******

    Jimmy Rees:

    Perth … 🥴 … you know those guys ‘over west’ …😬!!!

    PERTH … 🥴

  8. kaysee kaysee says:

    We had a debate/discussion here, a few days ago, on the freedom of choice when it comes to voting in elections. I am not inclined to compulsory elections because that brings in the donkey/illiterate votes.

    But the opportunity to vote is only available in democracies. We cannot enjoy the benefits of living in a democracy (contrast with dictatorship) and then not take on the responsibilities that come with this advantage. We also cannot criticise the “democracy” we live in, if we are not prepared to do our part in ensuring it continues to function as a democracy.

    I did not plan to continue a discussion on this topic, but I have just been going through the site link posted by Destroyer D69, here. That site includes the following page. It expresses some of my opinions, on this issue of voting.

    Why It Is So Important To Vote In This Upcoming Election

  9. kaysee kaysee says:

    Steve,

    I hope it was a good lunch and conversation with your father, yesterday. 🙂

  10. kaysee kaysee says:

    House votes

    368-57 to pass a ~$40 billion Ukraine aid package.

    .

    Ukrainian Aid

    the real story

  11. It was good, Kaysee. We didn’t talk about it much to be honest. He did drop the beware of conspiracy etc. My response was all the info is coming out and you’ll know about it soon enough. We moved on quickly after that.

    Cheers.

  12. kaysee kaysee says:

    They want to interfere in the natural order by killing babies, chopping off genitals and consuming hormones.

    And now,

    Indian surgeon plans to transplant womb into a TRANS woman

    A surgeon in India will attempt to transplant a womb into a trans woman who was born a man — with the view to making them pregnant.

    The risky procedure will involve taking the reproductive organs from a dead donor or a patient who has transitioned the other way and had theirs removed.

  13. kaysee kaysee says:

    That’s resolved the issue, Steve.
    Crossed the hurdle, and he’s accepted your decision.

  14. mh says:

    Ian Thorpe’s ex-fiance Ryan Channing dies in Bali
    Ryan Channing, the former fiance of Australian Olympic icon Ian Thorpe, has died suddenly in Bali after “battling health issues”.

    Considering AIDS deaths are pretty rare now, I’ll guess death by vax.

    But we will never know the truth.

  15. egg_ says:

    Get a pumping device to remove oil. But, your totally fucked because you cant drain it properly to see any shards/swarf. So just drop the whole thing and work on it on a bench.

    Sounds like Samcrac’s YouTube channel, where he buys cheap SuperCars and goes about repairs, often having to buy specialist tools in the process.
    Yanks avoid used Range Rovers like the plague, but Sam even had a go at an almost giveaway one that seemed to have cylinder head issues.
    The worst was a BMW i8 that even had a specialist scratching his head.
    Like all of these backyarder car YouTubers, he refers to the experts when he gets stumped – there’s a Limey on his channel who’s a Ferrari expert.

    I Bought this $150,000 BMW Supercar and Got 70% OFF because the DEALER COULDN’T FIX IT! (Lemon)
    Samcrac

  16. egg_ says:

    Experience tells me that low-pressure turbos dont last that long.

    Methinks it’s the tendency for the OEMs to go to too small a block/crank for the vehicle mass, just to please the Euro Grunenfuhrers.

    They’re going to 2L (from 3.2L) turbo for Ford/Mazda crew cab ute diesels and 1.2L 3 cylinder petrol turbo Mitsubishi/Toyota small SUVs.

    My daughter recently went from a VZ Berlina (3.2L V6 SDI petrol) to a new Mitsubishi ASX SUV (1.2L 3 cylinder petrol turbo).

    I’ll bet they’re also mating these weensy engines to autos to wring the last rpm/kW out of them.

  17. egg_ says:

    To combat fuel efficiency, downsized turbocharged engines have become the new norm. Smaller engines use less fuel, but being turbocharged adds pressure, which can lead to higher temps and engine knock, damaging the engine. To avoid this, you have to have a lower compression ratio. Thermal efficiency and compression ratio are directly correlated. To reduce the temperature, you have to dump more fuel to protect the engine with a higher fuel to air ratio, and your fuel economy goes out the window. So when you ask for full power, turbocharged engines aren’t as efficient because of the high fuel to air mixture that’s needed to protect the engine.

  18. overburdened says:

    re: the Government’s view of the economic outlook, this sheila says it at 2:28
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unwoU-SUpwU

  19. Delta A says:

    My response was all the info is coming out and you’ll know about it soon enough. We moved on quickly after that.

    Steve, I’m fortunate that my children and grandies all share my anti-‘vaxxer’ view, but my dear brothers – avid ABC watchers and supporters – believe 100% in covid and the jab.

    In general, we avoid the subject to keep the peace, but they were quite frantic when I caught covid, then mystified when, after mild symptoms*, I recovered completely.

    I tread carefully with them on this topic, as you obviously do with your dad. Here’s hoping that one day, they come to see the light.

    *Without going into detail, I have three major comorbidities, including blood cancer. Sure, covid was a nuisance, but I’ve had common colds far more distressing. Having said that, for me, covid is not merely a cold. The symptoms are quite unique. But not worth trashing the country.

  20. kaysee kaysee says:

    *Without going into detail, I have three major comorbidities, including blood cancer. Sure, covid was a nuisance, but I’ve had common colds far more distressing. Having said that, for me, covid is not merely a cold. The symptoms are quite unique. But not worth trashing the country.

    Covid – whether a critical virus or just a variant of the flu – is a health issue. Each person should have been allowed to discuss the virus with their doctor/health care provider, in context to their specific medical conditions.

    Having major comorbidities requires individual management plans, which is best handled on a doctor-patient basis. Like you, Delta, I have a few medical conditions, and we would be classed as the “vulnerable” who should get jabbed with something unknown, that further endangers our health.

    It is fortunate that we have access to non-MSM sources of information and have educated ourselves on how best to care for our medical needs, despite the pressures from the powers that be.

    The media should be at the top of the list of those who need to be called to account for the damage done through their misinformation.

  21. kaysee kaysee says:

    Those trannies and pronouns

    1/
    Dr Phil show

    2/
    Matt Walsh

  22. egg_ says:

    Mitsubishi ASX SUV (1.2L 3 cylinder petrol turbo) Eclipse Cross 1.5L 4 cylinder petrol turbo.

    Phew!
    But still a diminutive engine for a crossover vehicle.

  23. kaysee kaysee says:

    ˘◡˘

    Break time

    1/

    Paul Atreides

    Dan Bullock Art

  24. kaysee kaysee says:

    2/

    Celtic Harp Solo

    A Trip to the Islands

    (Keltische Harfe) // Nadia Birkenstock

  25. Candy says:

    I’m not convinced any poll about individual seats and the the electoral result is reliable these days.
    Scott Morrison seems bullish and putting his face in everything. Albanese presents as more modest and bit insecure but that is not unlikeable. Who folks will choose is a mystery this time, and especially on background of chaotic world events and inflation.

  26. egg_ says:

    Who folks will choose is a mystery this time, and especially on background of chaotic world events and inflation.

    Scummo gave the impression from the outset of Rona that Lockdowns were to be a short term thing – then he drafted a Military Officer to run the Frankenvax rollout and mass lockdowns ensued, taking out the most credible State Premier (NSW) in the process.
    He has blood on his hands and presumably a lot of ill will from within the Party itself.

    Labor, of the ilk of Stairmaster Dan, would not be so duplicitous.
    Scummo was his Gimp.

    Albo may be the Stephen Bradbury, come this Election.

  27. egg_ says:

    Celtic Harp Solo

    Harpo Harp Solo

  28. kaysee says:
    May 11, 2022 at 4:20 pm
    That’s resolved the issue, Steve.
    Crossed the hurdle, and he’s accepted your decision.

    I am not so sure, Kaysee. Dad is a rusted on ABC all the way type of bloke that just accepts nearly everything they spew as truth; a difficult wall to break. We’ve had discussions also on “climate change” a.k.a. global warming and they have been tense. When I said people pushing it are idiots, ignorant or liars….it didn’t go down to well.

    Anyone suggesting solar and wind can power a civilization are retards and boy, did I cop it.

    Dad: Battery tech
    Me: Do they use to the solar and wind to charge the batteries or use it for daily consumption?
    Dad: Excess goes into the batteries
    Me: If that is the case, double or triple the land area with this crap to make it happen.

    Etc etc etc….

    I love him to bits, but he refuses to do any research outside of the media bubble.

  29. Delta A says:
    May 11, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    Gee whiz, Delta. Reading that was eye opening. I wish nothing but good health. Simplistic response on my behalf, but damn, that was tough to read. I wish you all the best.

    😘

  30. mh says:

    God bless this woman

    The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸
    @ColumbiaBugle
    Amazing Speech:
    @RepMTG Blasts America Last Ukraine Spending Bill

    “Stop funding regime change & money laundering scams!”

    “The American ppl do not support paying for constant U.S. involvement in foreign affairs while our own gov fails our own country!”

    https://twitter.com/ColumbiaBugle/status/1524162229502885889?s=20&t=vOhIL-yoADHoxUID0YeYzA

  31. Black Ball Black Ball says:

    Must be an old episode of The Cook Up with Adam Liaw. Has one Bruce Pascoe on it. Chortle

  32. mh says:

    CNBC

    The consumer price index accelerated 8.3% in April, more than the 8.1% estimate and near the highest level in more than 40 years.

    Core CPI, which excludes food and energy, also was higher than expected, rising 6.2%.

    Dow futures head south ⬇️

  33. win says:

    Delta 6.42 pm . I am unvaxed too with lymphoma who got Covid and was given the antibodies then sent home for virtual ward supervision. The twice I was in the Covid ward was not for Covid but for the side effects of chemo.

  34. mh says:

    Dow falls 1%, NASDAQ 3%

  35. mh says:

    Fed “Doesn’t Care” About Inflation, It’s a Mirage to Prop U.S. Dollar at All Costs Says E.B. Tucker

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHY8sWt7EOE

  36. Ragu Ragu says:

    You know. All this talk about hydrogen energy is stupid. As a non-chemist looking at the chemistry there just is not the inherent enerygy available.

    Cracking H2 into H only releases 2 electrons from bondage. There just isn’t the stored energy that exists in complex molecules.

    Theres a video floating about somewhere of a guy igniting one fracked molecule of gasoline, a tiny amount, and it goes off like a black woman taking off her shoe.

    When you play that next to hydrogen ignition there’s no comparison. The hydrogen burn is slow.

    So the plan is to pour hydrogen into a combustion engine with the explicit message thet its going to propel you at the same speed for the same distance for the same volume of fuel.

    Yeah. Ain’t going to happen.

  37. johanna johanna says:

    Ragu, that leaves aside the ability of tiny H molecules to escape through holes and cracks too small for anything but an electron microscope to detect. Of course it is possible to create a sealed space to contain H, but for how long? Large scale energy production needs to work for decades, and as for small scale use – the economics of boom-proof H containment just don’t stack up.

    On another note, Nigel Farage’s TV show in the UK has beaten the despicable Piers Morgan in the ratings. Morgan is being paid millions, Farage … not so much. Probably gets his trainfare and lunch money reimbursed.

  38. Delta A says:

    Steve trickler says:
    May 11, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    I wish nothing but good health.

    Thanks, Steve. TBH, I’m fine, (almost) accustomed to the wheelchair and again able to do many of my favourite things, including cooking and cuddling my grandies.

    I hope all is going well for you, too.

  39. Ragu Ragu says:

    Ragu, that leaves aside the ability of tiny H molecules to escape through holes and cracks too small for anything but an electron microscope to detect. Of course it is possible to create a sealed space to contain H, but for how long? Large scale energy production needs to work for decades, and as for small scale use – the economics of boom-proof H containment just don’t stack up.

    I get what you’re saying. I didn’t get into that because it should be another no-brainer. Hydrogen is one proton with a lone electron. It stands to reason that it will disperse through lattice metals with many angstroms of space.

    I don’t beleive one can contain Hydrogen, thats why it is ubiquitous. Just my thought.

  40. Ragu Ragu says:

    The only way to contain hydrogen, indefinitely, would be to make a structure of H+.

    Maybe that’s possible if you could surround that with a few layers of something that was thermodynamically inert. But it still wouldn’t work because that proton wants and electron.

    Is that right?

  41. Ragu Ragu says:

    Anyway. I’ll shut the hell up

  42. Senator Gerard Rennick:

    I want to highlight a number of inconsistent statements made by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

    Needless to say there will be no evidence of the persistence of the spike protein if no studies were actually done on the distribution of the spike protein. As per Section 4.2 of the TGA Non Clinical Evaluation Report in comments below “The distribution of the mRNA or the expressed S-protein was not studied.”

    It’s worth noting I am yet to get any replies to the questions that Skerritt said he would take on notice.

    Thus includes the date the TGA signed off on commercial production of the vaccine and the specifications for the vaccine including the batch rejection rate for degraded DNA.

    I should also add that I am still waiting on questions put to the TGA from last October to be answered.

    The TGA has no evidence on spike protein distribution because no studies were done…

  43. Delta A says:
    May 12, 2022 at 2:18 pm

    I am going fine, good to know you are going ok, too.

  44. Shy Ted says:

    Been a while since I posted hot chicks of the World Economic Forum.
    Globalisation
    Longevity
    Climate disruption via the Vaccine Alliance!?
    Apologies in advance. Could someone send them some shampoo and conditioner?

  45. Shy Ted says:

    I always thought they went on theses WEF conferences for the extra-curricula nookie.
    I was wrong
    Very wrong
    Bioethics and Medical Humanities. LOL.
    It’s a freak show over there.

  46. Shy Ted says:

    Definitely a lady
    Naomi is a lady too
    Indubitably (She’s BlackRock). Wedding ring too. Sorry fellas.

  47. egg_ says:

    Internet meme:

    2 mules – AOC and a donkey

  48. egg_ says:

    hot chicks of the World Economic Forum.

    Aliens: “Take me to your leader… forget it!”
    Speed to Warp 5, pronto!

  49. egg_ says:

    Biden just labelled Trump the “MAGA King”.

    A new Disney movie?

    Salty Cracker: Thanks for the idea, you’d better stop – we’ll use it for a tee shirt.

  50. mh says:

    Bitcoin drops below $27,000 level as crypto sell-off continues

    The Bitcoin bubble exists because the U.S. Fed had rates at zero.

    All is not lost for Bitcoin owners as the Fed cannot move too much higher as so many other bubbles exist only because of zero interest rates.

  51. mh says:

    I wonder if headlines like this will have an influence on the election

    ASX closes 1.75 per cent lower, tech stocks smashed

  52. Looking up at the Milky Way…it’s been a while. Timeless song.

    Kudos to those who made the clip.

    *******

    The Church – Under The Milky Way

  53. egg_ says:

    Possible new successor to Vladimir Putin emerges
    Sky News Straya

    Already covered on the Cat

  54. egg_ says:

    Possible new successor to Vladimir Putin emerges

    Putin witnessed “huddling beneath a blanket and coughing” during the recent Victory Day parade sounds like a staged exit.

  55. egg_ says:

    Greg Kelly of Newsmax TV tweets on Kathy Barnette:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/gregkellyusa?lang=en

    c/- Brian Craig

    Some pretty radical BLM stuff.

    Amala on Prager discusses the Black/Police issue in her YouTubes, where she spoke to a Cop as a teen and he was surprised how she feared Cops.

  56. Ragu Ragu says:

    Cryptocurrency billionaires including the founders and CEOs of the largest trading platforms have seen their personal fortunes wiped out by the latest market crash.

    Coinbase has lost half of its value in the past week, with the majority of the sell-off coming even before the company reported a $US430 million net loss in the first quarter amid declining users and sales.

    A steep sell-off in cryptocurrencies from bitcoin to ethereum is behind the decline, with shares in the United States’ largest exchange now down 84 per cent since debuting on the stock market in April 2021 to close at $US53.72 on Wednesday.

    So whats the deal here? It looks like ‘coins’ are nonfungible. As in these investors have parked a heap of real money into something they aren’t prepared to use.

  57. egg_ says:

    Joe Biden Starts Screaming About HIS Food Shortages
    Brian Craig
    LIVE

    Also covered on Salty Cracker.

    They reckon the only way Biden can get some energy to perform is to get angry.

    /The Great MAGA King

  58. mh says:

    BoJo on a sticky wicket

    LONDON — A growth slowdown is underway in the U.K. after the economy shrank by 0.1% in March, with economists expecting further contractions this year.

    Although the economy grew 0.8% for the first quarter as a whole, slightly below consensus forecasts for 1% growth, January was the only positive month of the quarter. The war in Ukraine and subsequent supply chain problems and energy price spikes have compounded the toll of inflation, which is running at a multi-decade high.

    Sterling hit a two-year low versus the U.S. dollar following the data as traders digested growing uncertainty about the U.K.’s economic outlook.

    The surprise monthly contraction in March — economists had expected the figure to come in flat — presents a worry for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government as the country’s cost-of-living crisis is yet to reach its peak.

    “Ultimately, things are only going to get worse for consumers. Energy bills are expected to soar again later this year when the price cap is reassessed, while inflation is proving stickier than expected,” said Hinesh Patel, portfolio manager at Quilter Investors.

  59. Ragu Ragu says:

    As in these investors have parked a heap of real money into something they aren’t prepared to use.

    Just on that.

    The only way to extract value is if the preponderant user uses that coin. So it looks fairly simple. A heap of fiat has gone into this thing, no one is using it on a scale of general currency so it, crytpo coin, turns to shit.

    Is that right?

  60. Ragu Ragu says:

    So it has no intrinsic value because it isn’t being exchanged for common items. The volume and user is there, but no one is trading it for a low price.

  61. Ragu Ragu says:

    No one is using it to buy low cost things like bread.

  62. Ragu Ragu says:

    Dotlord? Skincare Davidoff? Can you help me out?

  63. mh says:

    Peter Schiff manages to make financial calamity sound funny

    🔴 Black Monday 2: Electric Boogaloo – Ep 808

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uW-vfzTLM8

  64. mh says:

    Greg Price
    @greg_price11
    Pelosi: “When you’re home thinking about [what $40 billion to Ukraine] is all about, just think about ‘when I was hungry, you fed me’ from the Gospel of Matthew.”

    https://twitter.com/greg_price11/status/1524193428975853568?s=20&t=uQ2VLnJV-grwpEb9T9ciLA

  65. egg_ says:

    IIRC a quick summary of Samcrac’s (ongoing?) ‘bargain’ exotic vehicles issues:
    – BMW i8 – overheating
    – Ferrari 360 (beautiful, ‘racing green’) – ignition misfire
    – Range Rover (for the Mrs.) – head gasket water leak
    and many more exotics

    He should visit The Car Wizard*, like Hoovey?
    *Who just bought Hoovey’s 2005 Chevy Silverado with 6L V8 Vortec 6000, an iron block variant of the L98/L76/L77 as found in the VE/VF SS Commodore.
    He says they go for $30-35k, just like the VE.

  66. mh says:

    I think the meme needs updating

    There is no inflation
    There is some inflation
    Inflation is transitory
    Inflation is good
    Inflation has peaked

  67. mh says:

    NASDAQ down 2% on opening of Thursday trading.

    Dow falls 1%

    I wonder where Bitcoin will be in the morning.

  68. Old bloke says:

    Ragu says:
    May 12, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    When you play that next to hydrogen ignition there’s no comparison. The hydrogen burn is slow.

    So the plan is to pour hydrogen into a combustion engine with the explicit message thet its going to propel you at the same speed for the same distance for the same volume of fuel.

    Yeah. Ain’t going to happen.

    I can’t remember the exact measurement but I think that Bruce of Newcastle said that we’ll need three times the volume of hydrogen to drive the same distance as we’re travelling with petrol. You will have to sacrifice your car’s back seats and boot to accommodate the larger fuel tank.

  69. mh says:

    TheBlaze
    @theblaze
    .
    @RandPaul: “My oath of office is to the U.S. Constitution, not to any foreign nation … We cannot save Ukraine by dooming the U.S. economy.”

    https://twitter.com/theblaze/status/1524845389798592535?s=20&t=Dj-D23QGFv9uz72ggUcyDA

  70. Eyrie says:

    I can’t remember the exact measurement but I think that Bruce of Newcastle said that we’ll need three times the volume of hydrogen to drive the same distance as we’re travelling with petrol. You will have to sacrifice your car’s back seats and boot to accommodate the larger fuel tank

    Assuming liquid hydrogen specific gravity 0.07 vs petrol specific gravity 0.7 or thereabouts, hydrogen has about 3 and a bit times the energy per kilogram so three is about right.

  71. kaysee kaysee says:

    Candace Owens

    Doesn’t Bill Gates just have the best luck? Just like with the COVID vaccine— he makes an investment, and then suddenly there is a pandemic or shortage and everyone must line up for his product.

    Of course he’s invested in lab produced breast milk!

  72. kaysee kaysee says:

    Page turn ….

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