Open Thread – Saturday, 08 January 2022

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  1. kaysee kaysee says:

    The wokesters (sitting in their safe air-con offices) who lower the rigorous qualification standards won’t be the ones dealing with the fallout. When the female cannot handle a real life situation, the males will have to risk their lives to save her. Gender equality.

    Air Force Accused of Lowering Standards for Elite Unit to Accommodate Female Candidate

    The U.S. Air Force acknowledged it changed the “norms” on how a candidate advances through its elite Special Tactics training pipeline after an anonymous service member accused the military branch of making special accommodations to advance a female trainee who failed to meet the program’s rigorous physical standards.

    Typically a candidate who quits the training program is reassigned to his or her previous duty, but that wasn’t the case with a female candidate who was kept in the program even after repeatedly quitting and failing to meet its physical standards, according to a memo published anonymously Wednesday morning and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Advancing a candidate who quit the program violated the Special Tactics community’s “societal norms,” the memo states.

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  2. Steve trickler says:

    Just putting it out there, kaysee. 😘


    Faking Einaudi Prank Stuns Serious Piano Girl

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  3. cohenite says:

    Lame Pics today was R rated; good stuff! Here’s some more funny memes:

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  4. mh says:

    The Australian Open has a future, but not as a ‘grand slam’ event. It’s not just the Joker issue, either. There were plenty of comments from players last year saying the covid rules were ridiculous.

    BREAKINGTennis16 minutes ago
    Govt still preparing case to deport Djokovic
    The Federal Government is still preparing a case to kick Novak Djokovic out of the country to avoid setting a dangerous precedent to Australia’s borders.

    And remember this is all about an issue that has no effect on anyone, as the vaccinated are spreading the virus like wildfire.

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  5. mh says:

    Craig Kelly MP
    Was Djokovic case an attempted stitch up.

    Was Djokovic case an attempted diversionary tactic by Morrison.

    Djokovic got bad news on Thursday at 7:42am that his entry visa into Australia was cancelled.

    At 8:56 am Morrison jumped on Twitter to attack Djokovic.

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  6. kaysee kaysee says:

    This is from the Virology Journal in 2005

    Chloroquine is a potent inhibitor of SARS coronavirus infection and spread


    Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is caused by a newly discovered coronavirus (SARS-CoV). No effective prophylactic or post-exposure therapy is currently available.


    We report, however, that chloroquine has strong antiviral effects on SARS-CoV infection of primate cells. These inhibitory effects are observed when the cells are treated with the drug either before or after exposure to the virus, suggesting both prophylactic and therapeutic advantage. In addition to the well-known functions of chloroquine such as elevations of endosomal pH, the drug appears to interfere with terminal glycosylation of the cellular receptor, angiotensin-converting enzyme 2. This may negatively influence the virus-receptor binding and abrogate the infection, with further ramifications by the elevation of vesicular pH, resulting in the inhibition of infection and spread of SARS CoV at clinically admissible concentrations.

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  7. kaysee kaysee says:

    I have not tested or researched if this is medicinally equivalent to HCQ.

    Home Recipe For Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ)

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  8. mh says:

    ‘Case numbers on Wednesday also soared to more than 100,000 across the country.’


    And the Federal Government is still pumping out the lie (with borrowed money) that the vaccines will stop the spread.

    They fvcking will not.

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  9. kaysee kaysee says:

    According to FLCCC, the Ivermectin Alternative is:

    Nigella Sativa (Black cumin seed)

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  10. mh says:


    SYDNEY: Mass protests this Saturday in response to “Novak Djokovic is lying asshole” @Seven Network

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  11. JC1 says:


    You’ve become quite the little opinionator these days. I remember you in diapers , but now look at you. And attitude too at the candy counter.

    Where’s Eggleton these days as I miss his wit and banter? Eggles gives aspergers a good name.

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  12. kaysee kaysee says:

    Ch7 deserves to be called to account for what their presenters said when they thought they were off-air.

    At the same time, Novak needs to clear up some of the questions via his lawyers. There are some conflicts in the answers being given.

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  13. mh says:

    JC, hi
    Have they thrown you off Boomer Cat?
    I can’t blame them.

    Tell us your NY Joker story while you are here.

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  14. kaysee kaysee says:

    What’s the current predicament in women’s sports?

    The answer in under 60 seconds.

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  15. kaysee kaysee says:

    The Week That Was

    This series of posts ran for a few weeks, last year. The purpose of the posts was for a wind down on the week. Meeting at the virtual Cat pub on a Friday to have some fun about the events of the previous few days.

    It turned out that Shy Ted was the only regular Cat joining me at the pub. Now, I like Ted, I really do.🙂 But just the two of us meeting, week after week, with very occasional appearances by a few others, defeats the purpose of that thread.

    You don’t have to contribute a toon, a meme, or any kind of link, if you don’t have one. There is so much that happens in the week – the pollies, celebrities, words, phrases, media, double-standards, news stories. Anything (preferably, clean) light-hearted and entertaining (something new or was posted by someone else) can be added, for us all to enjoy some relief from the madness in the world.

    I thought it would be something to cheer all Cats on this blog – not just Shy Ted and this commenter.

    It may be time to turn that off, unless there are others who are interested and willing to take part.

    On or Off?

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  16. mh says:

    Craig Kelly MP
    Time to end the circus.

    “Some critics have argued Djokovic has become convenient scapegoat for Australian govt facing criticism for its recent handling of pandemic”.

    Morrison has totally mishandled the matter.

    Time to stop playing politics.

    Time to play 🎾

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  17. egg_ says:

    At 8:56 am Morrison jumped on Twitter to attack Djokovic.


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  18. egg_ says:

    Boomer Cat?

    Doctors wives Cat.

    Are they still debating the merits of the Frankenvax?

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  19. mh says:

    Time to play 🎾


    That’s right.
    The Joker is here for a month, then moves on like every other foreign player once they depart the AO.

    Time for Number 10 🏆

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  20. kaysee kaysee says:

    Comment/link re Mass Formation posted here.

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  21. mh says:

    Triple vaxxed Bob Saget:


    It came amid US reports that suggested Saget died from a heart attack or stroke.

    The actor, who was best known for his role in Full House, was discovered “unresponsive” in his bed by Ritz-Carlton Orlando hotel security staff on Sunday, local time.

    While Saget’s cause of death might not be officially determined for weeks, law enforcement noted signs pointing to a “sudden medical emergency”, per TMZ.

    Authorities cited the position in which Saget’s body was found lying on the bed, with his left hand over his chest.

    Saget was found unresponsive by staff in a Florida hotel room about an hour after he was due to check out.

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  22. JohnJJJ says:

    kaysee says:
    January 12, 2022 at 6:37 pm
    According to FLCCC, the Ivermectin Alternative is:
    Nigella Sativa (Black cumin seed)

    For those who are interested, it is known from a 7th cent. hadith that Mo claimed black seed cures everything except death. You can buy the oil in any ‘arab’ suburb in Oz.
    Also Quinine, if you want to try that, you can buy the powder easily from a shop in Melbourne (for making tonic)
    Both have little or no downside (cheap and have been used for centuries by millions) except ridicule from the usual experts and a possible huge upside.

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  23. Steve trickler says:

    Zimmer smacked the ball fifty miles.

    First Flight | Man of Steel

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  24. Steve trickler says:


    We need people in this country doing this.

    SOLVED 12-Year-Old Missing Person Case (Timothy Robinson)

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  25. mh says:

    Vanessa Martins Figueiredo: 13-Year-Old Dies After Receiving Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine, Investigation Launched

    An investigation has been launched into the death of a 13-year-old girl from Araranguá, Brazil who died shortly after her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, reports Brazilian news outlet Revista Oeste.

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  26. mh says:

    One of many cases of vaccine injury in the world of professional Tennis:

    24 Sep 2021
    Tennis veteran Chardy suspends season after reaction to Covid jab

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  27. Steve trickler says:

    Note to self. Don’t post when you are drunk. Oops.

    Moving on.


    Mark Dice.

    Ted Cruz Grills FBI About False Flag at Capitol

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  28. mh says:

    WHO says vaccine mandates should be last resort as Djokovic visa row continues

    The World Health Organisation has reiterated its stance that vaccination status should not be used to disqualify people from international travel.

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  29. mh says:

    Vax-Pushing Trump Says Politicians Are “Gutless” For Failing To Answer If They’ve Got A Booster

    During an interview with One America News, Donald Trump slammed politicians who won’t say if they’ve received a Covid booster shot or not.

    Asked for his current view on Covid vaccines Tuesday evening, the 45th president said, “Well, I’ve taken it. I’ve had the booster. I watched a couple of politicians being interviewed, and one of the questions was, ‘Did you get the booster?’ Because they had the vaccine, and the answer is yes but they don’t want to say it.”

    “Because they’re gutless,” Trump added. “You gotta say it, whether you had it or not, say it. But the fact is that I think the vaccine has saved tens of millions of people throughout the world. I’ve had absolutely no side effects.”

    Trump didn’t mention which politicians he was referring to, but many outlets are reporting that he was attacking Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

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  30. egg_ says:

    NSW Government introduces “Double-masking”? – Dr. Kerry Chant explains…

    Clown world.

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  31. egg_ says:

    Vax-Pushing Trump Says Politicians Are “Gutless” For Failing To Answer If They’ve Got A Booster

    Saline shots?

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  32. mh says:

    The vaccine stops transmission says the Federal Government advertising.

    Ok, let’s have a look:

    NSW records 92,264 new COVID cases. lol

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  33. mh says:

    Republican model could bring us back together

    Peter FitzSimons
    Columnist and author

    So the new model abolishes the states?
    I’m interested.

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  34. mh says:

    Oops block quote fail

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  35. egg_ says:

    Republican model could bring us back together

    Peter FitzSimons

    Planet Republic of the Apes?

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  37. Ragu says:

    Lol, what!

    There is panic buying of panadol?

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  38. mh says:

    Awful Albo

    It comes as Labor leader Anthony Albanese described the Djokovic drama as “diabolical for Australia’s reputation”.

    There wasn’t much reputation to trash thanks to your guy Dickhead Dan.

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  39. mh says:

    What was this all for? Our health or the New World Order?

    Aggressive Arrest of a Member of the Public on the Streets of Melbourne

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  40. mh says:

    Deja vu all over again

    Why Coles imposed product limits

    With supermarket shelves resembling March 2020, a Coles boss says putting limits on products is essential for the community.

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  41. Shy Ted says:

    Coming up to the 2nd anniv of you know what. Remember how it all started? All those Chinee having seizures and such
    And the body bags?
    Smoking kills, you see.

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  42. JC1 says:

    JC, hi
    Have they thrown you off Boomer Cat?

    No, why?

    I can’t blame them.


    Tell us your NY Joker story while you are here.

    Dunno the NY joker story? Elaborate.

    Dude, I’ve always been nice to you and now that you’re all grown up wearing long pants you’re giving me rudeness and grief. Why?

    Don’t learn bad behavior from Eggleston and he’s a dreadful role model.

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  43. Ragu says:

    Admin coming in down hard on The Trickler.

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  44. Steve trickler says:

    Apologies, Adam.

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  45. egg_ says:

    Don’t listen to JC, he’s just a disgruntled ex harem member.

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  46. calli says:

    Everything okay with you Steve? Not like you to let off steam so…vividly. Chin up and don’t let the buggers win.

    On other matters, I particularly enjoy the music clips. Keep them coming.

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  47. mh says:

    JC, tell us about your encounter with Novak.

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  48. Steve trickler says:

    calli says:
    January 13, 2022 at 5:12 pm


    Family is fractured at the moment over the jabs. It is a shit show so I hit the bottle and got a wee bit drunk.

    All the best and thanks for asking.😘

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  49. calli says:

    Steve, as Arky would say, it’s sh*t.

    Fracturing the family is what the buggers want. Never give up, never give in. Sometimes you have to stretch love to the finest gossamer thread. Its tensile strength is amazing.

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  50. mh says:

    Terrific Tomic was right:

    Tomic tests positive to COVID-19 after controversial Australian Open exit

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  51. mh says:

    Novak Djokovic Practice in Melbourne / 12 January 2022

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  52. Cardimona says:

    Today’s LTE – sent to 10 papers.
    I’m not expecting any ink, but these days it’s purely about red-pilling journo-listers.
    The DARPA documents obtained by Project Veritas

    The Editor

    Project Veritas has obtained Pentagon documents related to the development of Covid-19 in the Wuhan lab and posted them on its website – .

    This is an extract from whistleblower USMC Major Joseph Murphy, formerly attached to DARPA.

    “Decisions with regard to the vaccines do not appear to be informed by analysis of the documents. The main points being that SARS-Cov-2 matches the SARS vaccine variants the NIH-EcoHealth program was making in Wuhan; that the DOD rejected the program proposal because vaccines would be ineffective and because the spike proteins being inserted into the variants were deemed too dangerous (gain-of-function); and that the DOD now mandates vaccines that copy the spike proteins previously deemed too dangerous. To me, and to those who informed my analysis, this situation meets no-go or abort criteria with regards to the vaccines until the toxicity of the spike proteins can be investigated. There’s also information within the documents about which drugs effectively treat the program’s SARS-Covs.”

    There are five documents in the Project Veritas cache and I urgently suggest everyone, especially journalists, politicians and medical professionals, familiarise themselves with them before one more pro-vaccine story is printed or aired, before anyone else is coerced into receiving these “vaccines”, and before one more injection is given.

    (211 words)

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  53. mh says:

    Time to abolish the states.

    Mark Moron’s Kristallnacht:

    From January 31, WA will expand its proof of vaccination requirements for visitors to public and private hospitals and aged care facilities.

    It will also include all hospitality venues including restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, clubs, taverns, nightclubs and dine-in fast food.

    Roadhouses, service stations and takeaway will be exempt.

    Visitors to indoor entertainment venues are also required to show proof of vaccination, including at play centres, gaming and gambling places, theatres, concert halls, museums, cinemas and live music venues.

    It will also apply to bottle shops, the entire Crown Perth complex, major stadiums, gyms, fitness centres, health studios, amusement parks, the zoo, and music festivals and large events with more than 500 people unless exempt.

    “It reduces the risks posed by unvaccinated people bringing the virus into busy, populated settings,” Mr McGowan said.

    “Life will become very difficult for the unvaccinated from January 31. No pubs, no bottle shops, no gym, no yoga classes.


    Mark Moron thinks this is being spread by the unvaxxed.
    Why on earth are fvckwits like this in power.

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  54. egg_ says:

    Whereas Dubya Bush had Gitmo, we have Scotty GimpMo.

    GimpMo to take on the Djoker in three sets – if only he can find his b@lls?

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  55. Ragu says:

    Amtrak Snow-mo Collision

    The lady in front took a beating. To her balls. Good on her

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  56. JC1 says:

    mh says:
    January 13, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    JC, tell us about your encounter with Novak.

    mh, you’re serious or kidding?

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  57. cohenite says:

    Is that you head prefect? If so, stop posting here; you’ll get confused being at 2 places at once. I’m just looking after your mental health.

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  58. JC1 says:

    Shut up Cronkite.

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  59. mh says:

    JC, I have a very good memory.

    You told a story on the Cat about your encounter with Djokovic in New York.

    There are no boring Novak stories. Tell us again.

    If you cannot remember, then I’m concerned about your vaccine injuries. You may not have long left.

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  60. cohenite says:

    If you cannot remember, then I’m concerned about your vaccine injuries. You may not have long left.

    He would benefit from an extra head. I’ve offered mine but its a Catch-22. Without an extra head he can’t see the benefit of having an extra one so he refuses.

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  61. candy says:

    I think Djokovic is a chap who just loves to play tennis, compete and win. He lives in a world of tennis where his fitness and health are paramount to success. It’s his way of life. It is him.

    The media and the Australian government are projecting him to the public as a foul criminal such as a drug dealer/p…o type and prying into his every move. It must be somewhat of a shock to him to find this happening to him. He speaks good English so I think he understands what he is up against?

    PM Morrison’s government seem more focussed on bullying Djokovic to leave than the disturbing lack of food and essentials at Coles and Woolies.

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  62. mh says:

    Pluto Nash on NITV tonight.

    Any good?

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  63. mh says:

    Candy, happy new year!

    I hope you haven’t been hanging out on BoomerVax Cat all this time.

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  64. candy says:

    I look at it a bit mh like other sites. It is more inclined to travel and restaurant food interests and that is not in my line.

    Right now I find it kind of amazing that the disturbing situation with supply of food and essentials to Coles and Woolies is not being recognised by the media or by our politicians and yet it is a frightening problem for so many, having to work out how to get those items, when to shop and where and for how long will this go on. How do nursing homes and other facilities manage this supply problem.

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  65. mh says:

    Update On Australia’s COVID Tyranny: Will Tennis Star Novak Djokovic Be Competing In The Australian Open?

    Evelyn Rae joins Owen to update his viewers on the medical tyranny taking place in Australia and the Novak Djokovic situation.

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  66. Steve trickler says:

    Gee whiz, that place is spectacular.


    Harold Baldr:

    NEPAL, HIMALAYA: Surviving the brutal conditions of the Himalayan mountains is no joke. But the many peoples that call these mountains home; Sherpas, Tamangs and Tibetans just to name a few, have adapted fairly well. The ox looking animal known as the Yak is key to their adaption.

    Yak bulls and cows gives these mountain dwelling people milk, fur, meat, insulation, cement and also fuel! Yes, you heard right. Yak dung is used as fire-wood; fueling stoves and warm meals in communities living way above the tree-line.

    Kyanjin Gumpa, which sits at 4000m above sea level, actually do have a little forest growing on a mountain nearby. Exactly how, given that the mountainside the town is built on is completely treeless, I never got a proper answer to. I did notice some small streams coming down the mountain the forest grows on though, meaning it’s probably perpetually naturally irrigated.

    The people living in Kyaanjin Gumpa hence don’t have to solely rely on Yak dung for all their heat and cooking needs. But they do use it to supplement their fires, which regardless of which fuel is being burnt, are incredibly labor intensive to maintain.

    Just how labor intensive exactly? Well you be the judge as I become a Himalayan Yak Dung Hunter for a day…. 😎

    Surviving in Himalaya 🇳🇵


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  67. mh says:

    If Owen Shroyer is single, he could do a lot worse than Aussie lass Evelyn Rae.

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  68. egg_ says:

    How do nursing homes and other facilities manage this supply problem.

    Soylent Green?

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  69. egg_ says:

    BoomerVax Cat

    Love all the nicks – is Kaycee cataloguing them all?

    GreyVax Cat?

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  70. mh says:

    How do nursing homes and other facilities manage this supply problem.

    Soylent Green?


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  71. Steve trickler says:

    Does that WA bottle shop ban for pure bloods include the drive thru as well?

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  72. mh says:

    Jan Nieuwenhuijs
    “We Failed”

    One of the largest newspapers in Denmark is apologizing for its journalistic failure during COVID-19 by only publishing official government messages without questioning them. Via @Niemandsknecht

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  73. mh says:


    Craig Kelly MP
    Pfizer CEO has said more evidence was needed on a fourth dose before it is known whether it offers more protection.

    Israeli official has acknowledged that little is known about fourth dose, but urged those eligible to get it anyway.

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  74. JC1 says:


    It wasn’t in NY it was here. I actually posted the story on the other Cat a few days ago.

    Again; I was sitting in my office when I heard a loud commotion outside and looked out my window. I say a bunch of dudes running after a guy and I thought they were chasing him to beat him up. I subsequently saw them walking down the hill together. We live in a steep street.

    I then heard the same commotion, looked out and saw them all running up the hill again while the lead guy was “sprinting” up sideways. That’s really hard to do so it caught my interest and went out front. I sort of felt I recognized the tall dude as a tennis player but couldn’t recall his name, so I asked him if he was a tennis player. He told me who his was and we go talking for a little while. I asked him if he was Yugoslav and he corrected me by saying he was Serbian. I forgot they took offense at that crap.

    We had our niece (a med student then), who is quite pretty and she was looking over the terrace immediately fell in love.

    He was actually a really nice dude.

    We sort of live in the vicinity of the tennis center.

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