Open Thread – Saturday, 08 January 2022

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  1. egg_ says:

    The West Report

    Scummo “has the anti-Midas touch – everything he touches turns to sh1t”.

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  2. kaysee kaysee says:

    Gay cake saga ends, with common sense the victor

    AFTER seven-and-a-half years, the ‘gay cake case’ is finally over. The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has thrown out Gareth Lee’s challenge to the UK Supreme Court’s unanimous 2018 ruling in favour of Ashers Baking Company.

    On Thursday the court ruled the application to be ‘inadmissible’ and said Mr Lee was asking the court ‘to usurp the role of the domestic courts’. The decision is final.

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  3. kaysee kaysee says:

    How to tell if someone famous died from the vaccine

    A handy guide for determining whether the vaccine caused the death

    This isn’t a definitive methodology, but it usually gets the right answer.

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  4. I imagine that, being on the professional tennis circuit, the Smoker would be doing covid tests all the time. If course the test, at best, just shows some of the virus may be sitting in your nose, not that you are suffering.

    Wonder how many lurgis are residing in our noses at any one time?

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  5. kaysee kaysee says:

    Simon & Schuster employee arrested for stealing HUNDREDS of manuscripts by authors

    An Italian man working as a low level rights coordinator for Simon & Schuster in the UK has been arrested by the FBI on suspicion of stealing hundreds of unpublished manuscripts by famous authors by impersonating well-known editors and agents over email in the hope of using their ideas for his own books.

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  6. mh says:

    Craig Kelly MP
    We need answers NOW

    Is Djokovic being stitched up ?

    Did Morrison, his henchmen or the Minister, or anyone from their offices contact anyone at Border Force about Djokovic’s arrival ?

    Political interference would be WRONG & could even be ILLEGAL

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  7. mh says:

    Avi Yemini
    Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews tried to DELAY Novak Djokovic’s case until Wednesday.

    Australian Open needs an answer BY Tuesday for scheduling.

    Judge Anthony Kelly REFUSED the adjournment.


    Djokovic will win tomorrow IN court and then win ON court at the tennis.

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  8. kaysee kaysee says:

    I have posted six vaxx-related comments in the wiki section, starting here.

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  9. kaysee kaysee says:

    Judge Anthony Kelly REFUSED the adjournment.

    He seems like a judge who will follow the path of the law and justice. His response to TA, a few days ago:

    Tennis Australia has indicated it needs to know Djokovic’s status before Tuesday so it can find a replacement player, Mr Wood, Djokovic’s barrister, said.

    But Judge Kelly said he won’t be hurried: “The tail won’t be wagging the dog here.”

    Djokovic deserves both wins – in the court and the AO.

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  10. mh says:

    4th Test = DRAW 🏏

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  11. Steve trickler says:

    The bloke who edits these clips is a genius.

    The Beauty Of:

    The Beauty Of Pablo Larraín

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  12. kaysee kaysee says:

    Ethical Skeptic

    If Omicron came naturally from any Wuhan strain, the orange curve would match the green entropy curve. Even if a lab serial-pass-created Omicron from a Wuhan strain, these two curves would match. They do not match.

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  13. Steve trickler says:

    Worth posting, again. For those that have not seen it, this is riveting.

    Al White: The Story of a Marine Grunt in the First Battle of Khe Sanh (April 1967)


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  14. mh says:

    Craig Kelly MP
    What a complete debacle by 🤡🤡.

    Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews’ application to the Court to delay Djokovic’s case was rightly denied by the Judge.

    Morrison & Karen Andrews must ALLOW Djokovic to play AND apologise for treating him so appallingly.

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  15. mh says:

    Check this out

    Imran Salahuddin
    This was Australia’s PM a day before Djokovic was stopped at the airport. 👇


    Morrison says an exemption is a matter for the Victorian government, they provided the exemption to come to Australia and we act in accordance with that.

    Why on earth is the greatest sportsman on the planet locked up? It’s crackers.

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  16. Steve trickler says:

    Follow up. That is not smoke coming out of the headers, it is raw nitromethane. It actually tastes pretty nice.

    Why half track? It is incredibly expensive to run these cars, so I can understand the format.

    Del Worsham Smashes Record (THREE TIMES) At Funny Car Chaos

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  17. mh says:

    Protest grows bigger after president vows to ‘piss off’ the unvaxxed

    Macron’s words may have backfired after huge crowds took to the streets of France promising to piss him off instead

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  18. mh says:

    This means the vaccines are working

    ‘Staffing crisis crashes nation’s food supply’

    Major retailers report staff shortages of up to 35pc due to state isolation requirements, sparking shortages of essential items.

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  19. Steve trickler says:

    Going to be bed CATS!

    Love you lots.

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  20. mh says:

    Big Pharma pulling strings it seems

    ‘Home Affairs lawyers want the door left open for the government to cancel Djokovic’s visa a second time, even if the tennis star wins the case.’

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  21. mh says:

    Inspirational Novak video

    Do you think you can ‘Break’ Novak Djokovic? Think Again! | Dealing With Adversity

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  22. Ragu says:

    Chief Medical Officer, Professor Michael Kidd

    “The first thing to do is to be prepared,” he said.

    “My advice is that you make sure you have some paracetamol or ibuprofen at home in case you’re diagnosed with Covid-19.

    “Paracetamol or ibuprofen can be used to manage fever and aches and pains.

    “It’s important to be prepared because you won’t be able to go to your supermarket or pharmacy if you are diagnosed with Covid-19.”

    What a bloody joke. 2 years of this shit and a supposed professor is still running the above advice.

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  23. mh says:

    Craig Kelly MP
    Serious allegations must be independently investigated.

    Djokovic put through 6hr interrogation; pressured by Border Force AND denied procedural fairness.

    Sounds like when Police keep you locked up while pressuring you to agree to unlawful bail conditions.

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  24. mh says:

    ‘What more could this man have done?’ Judge asks lawyer

    The judge presiding over Djokovic’s case, Anthony Kelly, questioned what more the tennis player could have done to ensure his entry to Australia.

    The court heard before and after arriving at Tullamarine airport in Melbourne, Mr Djokovic had a medical exemption from a professor and an “eminently qualified physician” to support his claim he had a medical contraindication to a COVID-19 vaccination.

    He was also separately given an exemption by an independent expert panel established by the Victorian government, Judge Kelly said.

    “The point I’m somewhat agitated about is what more could this man have done?” the judge said.

    Mr Djokovic’s lawyer Nicholas Wood, SC, said what “emerges with utmost clarity” from the transcripts and recordings of his client’s interaction with border officials is “he had done absolutely everything that he understood was required in order for him to enter Australia”.

    Mr Wood said Mr Djokovic provided the evidence required to support his declaration when he applied for the exemption.

    Mr Wood said the federal government “thought he was ok to come” by granting him a visa initially.

    When he encountered issues in Melbourne, the court heard Mr Djokovic was mystified, saying words to the effect of,“If there has been an error, I don’t understand what it is” and he indicated he wanted to speak to a lawyer.

    Judge Kelly said in effect, Mr Djokovic told officials he would never have come to Australia if he did not think he could not have gained entry.

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  25. mh says:

    Vaccines working their magic:

    New restrictions have been introduced in Victoria as authorities race to tackle the Omicron wave tearing across the state.

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  26. Old bloke says:

    Steve trickler says:
    January 10, 2022 at 9:55 am

    Gee whiz!




    You can only conclude that western civilization is on a downward trajectory which I can’t see it pulling out of.

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  27. mh says:

    Vaccines not doing what the salesmen said they would do

    More vaccines!

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  28. mh says:


    The judge presiding over Novak Djokovic’s legal case has order the star be taken from his detention hotel; to a location where he can watch the hearing and questioned “what more could this man have done”.
    Judge Kelly told the court that Djokovic had a medical exemption from a professor and an eminently qualified physician.

    “Further, that medical exemption and basis on which it has been given was separately given by an independent … panel established by the Victorian state government,: Judge Kelly said.

    “That document was in the hands of the delegate (Home Affairs).

    “What more could this man have done?”.

    Judge Kelly said Djokovic had been “quite candid” in interviews with the delegate.

    “In effect, (he) wouldn’t even have come here” if he didn’t have everything needed to get into the country, the judge said.

    Judge Kelly said he was somewhat “agitated” by Djokovic’s situation regarding his medical exemption, as provided by independent medical panels for both Tennis Australia and the Victorian Government.

    The highly anticipated court case between Djokovic and the Minister for Home Affairs, Karen Andrews, is being conducted by remote access technology.

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  29. Shy Ted says:

    Just one question…

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  30. mh says:

    Biggest news day of the year and no comments.

    Is dash Cat dead yet?

    Should we make it official?

    We ended on a great note – Novax wins! 🏆

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  31. Black Ball Black Ball says:

    Novak Djokovic still has an obstacle to overcome. Tudge can personally make the decision to give him the Khyber Pass

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  32. Steve trickler says:

    Good Lord.

    Anyone working under a car in OZ, take precautions. Very difficult to forecast EQ’s here but the deep quake activity to the North of NZ and Indonesia is a concern. Bigger, shallower quakes to follow.

    No need to stress, just letting you know.


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  33. Steve trickler says:

    mh says:
    January 10, 2022 at 6:05 pm
    Biggest news day of the year and no comments.

    Is dash Cat dead yet?


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  34. mh says:

    Sky News talks to Novak fans

    Djokovic wins court case against Australian government

    Morrison must resign.
    Pfizer have their arm that far up his arse.

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  35. mh says:

    ‘Sources confirmed that Mr Hawke now has four hours to decide whether to use the power, and it is under consideration.

    If Mr Hawke uses the power, Djokovic could contest the cancellation. However, the power is extremely broad and discretionary, and it would be more difficult to argue against it.

    Djokovic could be banned from re-entering Australia for three years if the personal power of the minister is used.’


    The Liberal Party – brought to you by Pfizer.

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  36. mh says:

    Craig Kelly MP

    6-0, 6-0, 6-0.

    Game, Set & Match CONVINCINGLY to Mr Djokovic.

    A brilliant legal win & the rule of law restored.

    MASSIVE loss for Minister Karen Andrews & Morrison.

    Karen Andrews must RESIGN.

    Morrison must APOLOGISE to Djokovic.

    Djokovic MUST be allowed to play.

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  37. mh says:

    ‘Bob Saget, the American actor and stand-up comedian who was best known for his role as beloved single dad Danny Tanner in the sitcom ‘Full House’, was found dead from ‘unknown causes’ in a room at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orlando on Sunday, just a month after getting his COVID booster shot.’

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  38. mh says:

    The verdict
    Judge Kelly, at 5.16pm, ordered that:

    ◼️ The Border Force delegate’s decision to cancel
    Djokovic’s visa be quashed.

    ◼️ The government pay Djokovic’s costs and any reserve costs.

    ◼️ The Minister must release him “immediately” from immigration detention. This must occur within 30 minutes from 5.16pm, so 5.46pm.

    ◼️ Djokovic’s passport and all other personal effects be returned to him “as soon as reasonably practicable” after the order is made.

    ◼️ The Minister must concede that the Border Force delegate’s decision to proceed with interviewing Djokovic and cancelling his visa was “unreasonable”.

    ◼️ That was because Djokovic was told at 5.20am on Thursday, 6 January that he could have until 8.30am to respond to the notice of intention to cancel his visa, but his comments were sought at 6.14am, the delegate made a decision at 7.42am and he was denied the chance to make comments until 8.30am.

    ◼️ If Djokovic was given until 8.30am, he could have made submissions after consulting lawyers and Tennis Australia.

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  39. mh says:

    Craig Kelly MP

    Time for Morrison to APOLOGISE to Djokovic.

    Time for Morrison to APOLOGISE to Serbia for offending them by the disgusting & unlawful treatment of Djokovic.

    Time for Minister Karen Andrews to RESIGN.

    Time for Djokovic to play tennis 🎾

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  40. Bazinga says:

    Bob Saget, Anthony Faucci and Mark McGowan walked into an audition. They started injecting each other and other unmentionables … After the act is complete the producer says, “That was great, what do you call yourselves?” They say “The Aristocrats”

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  41. mh says:

    Craig Kelly MP
    STOP any further disgusting treatment of Djokovic.

    Morrison & Minister Karen Andrews have LOST in Court & must respect court’s decision.

    Rule of law must be respected.

    Arbitrary & politically motivated decisions are WRONG & UNAUSTRALIAN.

    Let Djokovic STAY.

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  42. Steve trickler says:

    Some may disagree, but I happy for him to leave and tell the country to stick your tournament up your bum. It will be vaxxed sheep in that stands giving him grief. Nadal, can get f*cked. What a piece of sh*t he is. Prick! A bucket full of six stiches should be aimed at his head.


    Novak Djokovic’s Family Told Me This – Nigel Farage

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  43. egg_ says:

    Morrison & Minister Karen Andrews have LOST in Court

    Scummo’s anti-Midas touch in action, again.

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  44. egg_ says:

    New restrictions have been introduced in Victoria as authorities race to tackle the Omicron wave tearing across the state.

    Stairmaster Dan’s p1ssweak Moronic strain is out of control?

    Oh noes!

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  45. mh says:

    Djokovic is on 20 Major victories, but keep in mind he was thrown out of the US Open in 2020 for tapping a ball away, hitting a female lineswoman in the throat.

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  46. mh says:

    Ruptly is live in front of Novak Djokovic’s lawyer’s office in Melbourne on Monday, January 10 after a judge has ruled that the star tennis player is not to be deported from Australia.

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  47. mh says:

    Novak to be ‘re-arrested’ by federal authorities

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  48. mh says:

    Cops firing at Serbs.

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  49. Ragu says:

    Ruptly is live

    Just tuned in. Looks like the local contingent are taking on the cops for shits and giggles.

    Good on ’em

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  50. mh says:

    Latest from The Age

    Immigration minister will not decide to cancel visa again tonight
    By Anthony Galloway
    Immigration Minister Alex Hawke will not make a decision on whether to cancel Djokovic’s visa tonight.

    Mr Hawke had four hours to use his personal power under the Migration Act if the government wanted to try to keep the tennis champion in detention.

    But the government has decided to not make a decision within the four-hour period, meaning Djokovic is free to leave.

    It is expected Mr Hawke will make a decision on whether to cancel his visa as early as tomorrow.

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  51. mh says:

    Vax working it’s magic for Nick Kyrgios

    ‘Kyrgios contracts Covid, in doubt for Aus Open‘

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  52. Steve trickler says:

    ScoMo needs a good punch in the front of the head…in front of his wife and kids. The stupid prick from swinging pig also needs his head caved in.

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  53. mh says:

    The Age

    ‘The world’s best tennis player did not break the rules, Border Force did

    The rules of tennis are simple. Prime Minister Scott Morrison would have us believe the rules that govern our borders are similarly clear. But nothing about this saga, which may still have a way to run, is remotely simple.’

    Chip Le Grand

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  54. Steve trickler says:

    The Prime Mister is one of the most disgusting creatures on planet Earth…..Albo is right there with him. Happy to drive a fist into his head. Happy to rearrange his teeth and beat the……

    Both need a good flogging.

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  55. Ragu says:

    Kyrgios contracts Covid, in doubt for Aus Open‘

    What odds he will he go off the handle at being dudded on the vaxx?

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  56. mh says:

    Immigration minister confirms he is considering cancelling Djokovic’s visa again
    By Anthony Galloway
    A spokesperson for Immigration Minister Alex Hawke said in a statement a short time ago:

    “Following today’s Federal Circuit and Family Court determination on a procedural ground, it remains within Immigration Minister Hawke’s discretion to consider cancelling Mr Djokovic’s visa under his personal power of cancellation within section 133C(3) of the Migration Act.

    “The Minister is currently considering the matter and the process remains ongoing.”


    ‘Powers are for criminals, not political problems’: Former Australian tennis player and MP John Alexander

    Former Australian tennis player and the federal member for Bennelong John Alexander says ministerial powers to cancel visas should be reserved for criminals, not the “political problem of the day”.

    In a post on his Facebook page, the Liberal politician said Novak Djokovic appeared to have complied with all the health entry requirements, and he did not seem to present an unreasonable risk to Australia.

    “So would be the ‘public interest’ the Minister could potentially use to exercise his personal powers to deport our defending Australian Open champion?” Mr Alexander said.

    “Retaining the Australian Open as a grand slam event, I would argue, is in our national interest.

    The Minister’s ‘personal powers to cancel visas’ are designed to prevent criminals otherwise walking our streets, or to prevent a contagious person otherwise walking our streets; they’re not designed to assist in dealing with a political problem of the day.”

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  57. mh says:

    Nick said he got vaxxed to protect his Mum.


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  58. Gee, Black Ball, if it was Tudge, you’d know what the message was going to be if it was delivered in the morning…

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  59. mh says:

    Novak Djokovic is preparing to make public comments in the next few hours after he won his court case and had his visa cancellation quashed by an Australian court. A press conference by Novak Djokovic’s family, which was scheduled for 10pm AEST, has been moved to midnight AEST.

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  60. mh says:

    Craig Kelly MP

    Morrison & Minister Karen Andrews have LOST in Court.

    Now another Minister (Alex Hawke) may be playing games with Djokovic.

    What a bunch of SORE LOSERS.

    What a bunch of🤡🤡.

    STOP embarrassing Australia.


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  61. mh says:

    Nigel Farage
    An update on #Djokovic from Belgrade.

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  62. mh says:

    ‘Justice has spoken’: Nadal speaks out on Djokovic’s case
    By Staff reporters

    Rafael Nadal has told Spanish radio Onda Cero that “justice has spoken” in the Djokovic case.

    “Regardless of whether or not you agree with Djokovic on some things, justice has spoken,” Nadal said.

    He joked that on a personal level he would prefer Djokovic not to play, but he wished his great rival “all the best”.

    Nadal criticised a “media circus” that formed around certain controversial decisions and said everything was much better “when the best players are on the court competing.”

    Nadal spoke to journalist Carlos Alsina, ‘Mas de uno’ show, Onda Cero radio station.

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  63. Steve trickler says:

    F*cking ridiculous. Brain dead police.

    Spit on them. Low IQ fuckwits!

    BREAKING: Police deploy pepper spray on Novak Djokovic fans!

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  64. mh says:

    GB News

    Nigel Farage: If Novak Djokovic judgement is overturned, Australia risks becoming ‘banana republic’

    Bowled, Nige.

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  65. Steve trickler says:

    Is it a requirement to be a stupid f*cking idiot in this country to be a police officer?

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  66. mh says:

    Good segment from Caleb Bond

    Djokovic verdict ‘poetic justice’ for a government deserving ‘comeuppance’

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  67. Steve trickler says:

    Look at all the fat pigs who are females cops. Fat and useless. Useless pieces of shit!

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  68. Steve trickler says:

    Music hunt.

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  69. Steve trickler says:

    Robert Miles ( RIP ) Children.

    Robert Miles Children 1996

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  70. mh says:

    Novak Djokovic
    I’m pleased and grateful that the Judge overturned my visa cancellation. Despite all that has happened,I want to stay and try to compete @AustralianOpen

    I remain focused on that. I flew here to play at one of the most important events we have in front of the amazing fans.

    Novak Djokovic
    Replying to
    For now I cannot say more but THANK YOU all for standing with me through all this and encouraging me to stay strong 🙏🙏🙏🙏



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