Open Thread – Saturday, 09 July 2022

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  1. Old bloke says:

    Arky says:
    July 13, 2022 at 9:49 am

    Was Struth right?
    Jimmy Dore show. Thousands of excess deaths:

    Excess deaths are up around 20% in Australia. I saw an interesting statistic yesterday, the biggest death group in Canada fall in the “unknown cause” category.

  2. mh says:

    America’s proxy war continues

    Ukraine’s military says it has destroyed a Russian ammunition depot in the southern city of Nova Kakhovka, killing dozens of soldiers, in an attack apparently involving US-supplied missiles.
    However, Russian occupation officials say homes and warehouses were hit, leaving seven dead and up to 80 hurt.
    It was not possible to verify the extent of damage or casualties.
    Unconfirmed footage of several powerful explosions was shared on social media.
    Ukrainian presidential aide Mykhaylo Podolyak attributed the attack to the US-supplied Himars multiple rocket launcher and spoke of a “reality collision” for the world’s “second army”. A Russian-installed official in the southern Kherson region, Katerina Gubareva, accused Ukraine of bombing “peaceful cities with American weapons”.

  3. mh says:

    Courier Paywall

    Leaked footage shows 17 officers ‘ran away’ from Texas gunman

    Chilling video has revealed shock new details about the failed response of police officers to the mass school shooting in Uvalde. Warning: Graphic

  4. kaysee kaysee says:

    There are eight candidates to replace Boris Johnson.
    Here’s one: Kemi Badenoch

    1/
    The Spectator

    Why the Tories should gamble on Kemi Badenoch

    There’s only one candidate for prime minister with the guts to dismantle the self-loathing culture of identity politics that is destroying Britain. She’s uniquely qualified to take on the challenge because she’s a black woman raised in Nigeria who studied for her A-levels while working in McDonald’s.

    2/
    The Times link in the article is paywalled, so use this:

    I want to set us free by telling people the truth

    3/
    Also this podcast – link available in the Spectator article
    Listen to Katy Ball’s speak to Kemi Badenoch on Women With Balls:

    4/
    Kemi for Prime Minister

  5. kaysee kaysee says:

    There was a story circulating in the US media, earlier this month, after Roe v Wade, about a 10-year-old who was raped and had to travel to Indiana from Ohio to get an abortion.

    From American Thinker

    Anatomy of a Really Vile Bit of Propaganda

  6. mh says:

    Hand sanitiser while children die

    Cops responding to the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting ran away from gunshots while 19 children and two teachers were left to die in their classrooms, according to new footage of the horrifying attack published Tuesday.

    The disturbing video, first obtained by the Austin-American Statesman, shows how police officers dilly-dallied in the hallway of Robb Elementary School instead of charging after 18-year-old gunman Salvador Ramos as he systematically slaughtered 21 people on May 24.

    The 77-minute clip shows officers rushing into the school just minutes after 18-year-old Ramos began his rampage, but rather than confront him, they stopped and lingered — with one cop in a helmet and vest even seen using a wall-mounted hand sanitizer and checking his phone.

  7. kaysee kaysee says:

    Weren’t they all fully vaxxed and boosted? Masked? Disinfected?

    COVID-19 infected cruise ship arrives in Sydney

    A cruise ship carrying over 100 people infected with COVID-19 arrived in Sydney this morning

    At least 118 of the 2,300 crew and passengers onboard the Coral Princess have contracted the virus and are isolating

  8. kaysee kaysee says:

    This is a free speech site which means that commenters can speak freely via the comments they post. I am glad we have such a site, and I have made use of it to say what’s on my mind or share information on a range of topics.

    As a reader, I have disliked click bait – links that are posted with no clue to their content – just some bait-like phrase to induce others to click on the link and find out for themselves.

    Most of us are busy people and clicking on links that lead to topics we have no interest in is not a good use of time. Then, there are the links that are supposed to be under the category of “humour”. Humour has many definitions, and there will be those who consider the funnies I post to be tame and unspicy. That is fine. They can scroll past it.

    From now on, I will be scrolling past links that do not provide enough/basic information on the content so that I can make a decision whether I want to click it or not, to learn more. And if there are certain links that do not have a Warning about the content, and I click on it, I will simply add the poster’s name to my scroll list.

  9. mh says:

    Then

    27 Mar 2022
    The United States does not have a policy of regime change in Russia, American officials said, a day after President Joe Biden said that his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power”.

    “As you know, and as you’ve heard us say repeatedly, we do not have a strategy of regime change in Russia or anywhere else,” Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said on Sunday during a visit to Israel. “In this case, as in any case, it’s up to the people of the country in question. It’s up to the Russian people,” Blinken added.

    Now

    John Bolton sets the record straight

    Coups? I’ve helped plan a few real ones: Bolton

    Former US ­national security adviser admits he’s helped plan coups overseas, arguing the January 6 riot fell short of such efforts.

  10. kaysee kaysee says:

    Was Struth right?
    Jimmy Dore show. Thousands of excess deaths:

    It is not just excess deaths. It is the age groups of those who are dying and the fact that they were fit, healthy people. That is why the unbiased MSM are telling us that blood clots are caused by the way you sleep, the caffeine you drink and climate change.

    An investigation is necessary to breakdown the causes of deaths that are classified as “Covid”:
    with Covid, of Covid, from Covid, by Covid, through Covid.

    In memory of those who “died suddenly” in the United States, June 28-July 4

    Linda Kramer (Aerosmith drummer’s wife), “Breakin'” star Bruno Falcon, US jet ski champion Eric the Eagle, YouTuber Technoblade, Xerox CEO John Visentin, two hikers, two firefighters, many more

  11. mh says:

    2021

    “When you get vaccinated, you not only protect your own health and that of the family but also you contribute to the community health by preventing the spread of the virus throughout the community,” Fauci said. “In other words, you become a dead end to the virus. And when there are a lot of dead ends around, the virus is not going to go anywhere. And that’s when you get a point that you have a markedly diminished rate of infection in the community.”

    2022

    Queensland’s Covid rules have changed as people “get reinfected, and reinfected quicker” with the new Omicron sub-variants.

  12. kaysee kaysee says:

    Video mh
    https://nypost.com/2022/07/12/cops-ran-away-from-gunshots-during-uvalde-school-shooting-video/

    The video validates damning reports that local and state authorities failed to take immediate action to stop the bloodbath despite being just yards from the shooter.

    The first comment:

    Everyone on that scene should be fired from their jobs.
    The so called leaders in charge should be charged criminally.
    This is disgraceful.
    The families should be suing the city and state of Texas.
    JUST One More reason to have the 2nd amendment.
    We have no protection from law enforcement any longer.

  13. mh says:

    One for the Tickler

    The Queen has praised the “amazing” Covid vaccine rollout and awarded the NHS the George Cross.
    Health leaders from the four UK nations were awarded the medal at a small ceremony at Windsor Castle on Tuesday.
    It is only the third time ever that a George Cross has been awarded to an organisation rather than an individual.

  14. mh says:

    2GB host Ray Hadley blasts fill-in Chris Smith over Coral Princess comments

    2GB host Ray Hadley has blasted fill-in presenter Chris Smith over comments made about the Coral Princess cruise ship, which has allowed passengers and crew to disembark despite recording 118 Covid cases onboard.
    Hadley said he was “embarrassed to be on the same network” as him in a heated rant following Smith’s comments on Wednesday.

    Smith called for calm as panic threatened to ensue over yet another inevitable outcome on a tightly-packed cruise ship. He said passengers were well aware of the risk, and said they should be let off the ship in Sydney immediately considering the skyrocketing Covid tally in NSW.

    “We are in a different realm, this is very different. We have defences against the virus now and it’s not like following the Ruby Princess,” Smith said.

    “I would argue we shouldn’t panic … We need to be real about this, put it in context. Let’s not get excited.

    “Put it in perspective: there is only 118 positive cases on the Coral Princess.

    “At the same time there are more than 130,000 active cases in the NSW community, so you could be in the city today and walk past more than 100 people with the virus.”

    “We don’t need to get worked up about this Covid was always going to spread on cruise ships as it does on planes, as it does in workplaces, at the footy and elsewhere.

    “These people knew what they were walking into as well.”

  15. Entropy says:

    the Queen? Sounds like the sort of idiocy Charles would find appealing. A knighthood to an organisation!

  16. Black Ball says:

    Having dinner with fellow unjabbed in the local pub which refused to discriminate based on your choice. Be 20 of us so a good night ahead

  17. mh says:

    Are you watching Origin, BB?

  18. Steve trickler says:

    mh says:
    July 13, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    Doc Coleman on the NHS:

    Hospitals and health care are better run privately

    Nothing the Government runs ever works. This is because politicians make useless managers, while the people they employ don’t care enough about what they do to make any effort to do it half decently. The best (or worst) example of the failure of politicians and public employees to run anything effectively is the National Health Service (the NHS).

    The NHS is a bureaucratic monster which kills more people than it saves. It is absurdly expensive, wasteful and inefficient. There are more administrators than nurses or beds. The annual cost of NHS management is outrageous and indefensible: it’s double the amount the NHS spends on accident and emergency services, dental services and maternity care. To describe the NHS as an expensive and dangerous disaster is to understate the situation. If you are taken ill the chances are that it will not be the illness that will kill you but the treatment you receive afterwards. We would, as a nation, be better off with nothing. If that sounds overstated, it isn’t.

    Some people are saved, of course. Road accident victims and patients requiring emergency surgery may have reason to thank the NHS for their lives. But thousands more are damaged or killed by poor prescribing, inaccurate diagnoses, dangerous vaccines, incompetent nursing, long waiting times and so on.

    Anyone who enters an NHS hospital as a patient is putting their life at risk. If cigarette packets deserve to carry a health warning then so do hospitals.

    Bevan’s idea for a National Health Service was absurd. Why should the State provide a free health care service? The notion that health care should be `free’ because it is essential is rubbish. It would make more sense to say that food and water should be free.

    The idea that hospitals and doctors should be part of some national system is equally nonsensical. Bigger simply means employing more bureaucrats. The existence of a central authority, and the employment of layer upon layer of administration, makes the NHS expensive and inefficient.

    Britain’s National Health Service is beyond repair. We need to close it down, fire all the staff (no exceptions) and start again from scratch. The NHS gives everyone an equal right to die at the hands of an uncaring and cumbersome bureaucracy. The NHS spirit died years ago. But no one has yet had the guts to bury the body – which is steadily decomposing. Most people working in the NHS admit that if they (or a member of their family) fell ill they would not want to be treated in the hospital where they work. I will repeat that. Most people working in the NHS admit that if they (or a member of their family) fell ill they would not want to be treated in the hospital where they work. There really isn’t any need to say anything else, is there? It’s a fact that merits screaming rather than comment. (The NHS used to ask staff members if they’d be happy to be treated in their hospital. It was part of their public relations propaganda. After they found that just one in four members of staff would recommend the hospital where they worked to relatives or friends, or be happy to use it themselves, the question was quietly dropped. Would you take your car to a garage knowing that three out of four mechanics who worked there wouldn’t trust the garage with their own car?)

    A huge rift has opened up between doctors and patients. Doctors regard patients as the enemy. And patients regard doctors with distrust.

    In order to protect themselves from lawsuits doctors order batteries of investigations before daring to consider making a diagnosis. In the bad old days, doctors would make diagnoses based on the patients’ symptoms and their own experience and instincts. Today, diagnoses are made using tests which are far more fallible than instinct and experience.

    Endless laws and regulations have separated doctors from patients. Doctors are encouraged (pressured would be a better word) to introduce appointment systems even though both patients and doctors are better off without them.

    Our health care system is a failure because it is distorted by regulations, targets and legislation. Anyone who does not regard the NHS a failure should ask themselves why, before the onset of the covid fraud, so many people were flying out to India and Thailand to obtain medical care which, it was widely acknowledged, will be better and safer and much, much cheaper.

    Responsibilities have been replaced by rights. And, paradoxically, the result is that in modern England many people, particularly the elderly, are denied treatment. Powerful and organisations campaigning for particular groups of patients can put pressure on the controlling political party and force the Government to provide treatment for their group. But this is done at the expense of other patients. And so politically correct groups (such as those requiring infertility treatment or sex change operations) are treated while the elderly (not at all politically correct) are allowed to go blind and to die when they could be treated quite cheaply.

    Things were made much worse by the European Union. It is, for example, partly because of the EU that general practitioners in England no longer provide 24 hour cover for their patients.

    Our health care system is a failure because it is distorted by regulations, targets and legislation – some of it originating in London and much of it coming from Brussels. Replacing the NHS with a system of private medical care would employ far fewer bureaucrats but it would be infinitely fairer and better and considerably cheaper.

    Don’t believe me? Look at the figures.

    We spend over £120 billion a year on the NHS.

    There are more than 60,000,000 people in the UK.

    Divide 60,000,000 into £120 billion.

    And you have £2,000 per head.

    I could buy damned good private health cover for £2,000 year. And so could you. And the service would be better and safer.

    No political party would ever dare suggest closing the NHS and replacing it with a private health care system. But that’s what we need to do.

    The last two years has proved conclusively that the NHS is no longer fit for purpose.

    Link

  19. mh says:

    Munster out of Origin tonight because he is ‘isolating’.
    He’s not unwell, but had a positive RAT test.

    Players are required to complete a mandatory seven-day isolation if they test positive, even if they are fit and healthy.

    But Paul Kent believes – …
    “Drop [the test] in the bin, for sure,” he said.

    “That’s the only thing that could bring Penrith undone this year.

    “There’s no way you risk a whole season’s work. Could you imagine, grand final week, Penrith go to Fan Day on Tuesday and then on Thursday, eight of them come back positive?

    “Covid is the only thing that brings the Panthers down this year.

    “It’s really gutted this Origin game. [Munster] is their best player, without him they don’t win Game 1. It’s kicked it all in the guts.”

  20. Cardimona says:

    This gave me goose bumps at one point…

    https://youtu.be/DNwT2sPrn00
    20.28
    REACTING to Lord Of The Memes THE MOVIE!
    13,299 views
    Jul 13, 2022
    Slightly Offens*ve
    456K subscribers

  21. kaysee kaysee says:

    Irish MEP M.Wallace

    drops some 𝙎𝙩𝙪𝙣𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙉𝙖𝙩𝙤 𝙏𝙧𝙪𝙩𝙝 𝘽𝙤𝙢𝙗𝙨 “It’s not a defense alliance, it’s a war machine, ask the people of Afghanistan,Iraq or Libya. NATO’s real goal is the defense of a waning US hegemony”

  22. Shy Ted says:

    I like it when people kick The Oz newspaper – (just the headline)
    And the health expert is…Alfred Deakin Professor Catherine Bennett
    and she’s not even a real doctor.

  23. kaysee kaysee says:

    Would you implant a tiny debit card chip in your hand?

    On networking website LinkedIn, entrepreneur Wojtek Paprota calls himself a ‘transhumanism believer’.

    The British-Polish businessman is founder of Walletmor — which claims to be the first company in the world to sell contactless bank-card chips that can be implanted into humans.

  24. mh says:

    Wiki

    The George Cross (GC) is the highest award bestowed by the British government for non-operational gallantry or gallantry not in the presence of an enemy. In the British honours system, the George Cross, since its introduction in 1940, has been equal in stature to the Victoria Cross, the highest military gallantry award.[3] It is awarded “for acts of the greatest heroism or for most conspicuous courage in circumstance of extreme danger”,[4] not in the presence of the enemy, to members of the British armed forces and to British civilians.[5]

    ***

    NHS workers perform Tik Tok dance to lift some spirits during the coronavirus pandemic

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4-W1N0oaic

  25. Black Ball says:

    Origin shall be perused mh. Going the Blues by 18

  26. Steve trickler says:

    Cardimona says:
    July 13, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Cheers for that.

  27. kaysee kaysee says:

    1/
    Sri Lanka

    Under the guidance of the World Economic Forum they would become a social economy. The new green energy powerhouse… instead they went bankrupt

    2/
    WEF and Sri Lanka

    Aug 2018 vs July 2022

  28. mh says:

    The Queen has praised the “amazing” Covid vaccine rollout and awarded the NHS the George Cross.

    The Covid vaccine rollout violated the Nuremberg Code.

  29. mh says:

    Stretcher for Cobbo.

  30. Steve trickler says:

    Dr K:

    Canon in D entrances little children at a public piano

    Little Children Mesmerised By 17th Century Music

  31. mh says:

    QLD hit the lead in 2nd half

  32. mh says:

    The CH9 commentator Matt Thompson is a bit tiresome.

  33. Steve trickler says:

    A bloke walking his dog.

    **********

    Cash:

    Cash 2.0 Great Dane at the Calabasas Commons 6

  34. Fat Tony says:

    Bunning’s privacy email address below – feel free to let them know your thoughts on this – I just did.

    privacy@bunnings.com.au

  35. Fat Tony says:

    sorry = wrong thread / blog

  36. mh says:

    CNBC

    Inflation rose 9.1% in June, even more than expected, as price pressures intensify

  37. mh says:

    Bidenflation gone wild

    Fox News

    Inflation accelerated more than expected to a new four-decade high in June as the price of everyday necessities remains painfully high, exacerbating a financial strain for millions of Americans and worsening a political crisis for President Biden.

    The Labor Department said Wednesday that the consumer price index, a broad measure of the price for everyday goods, including gasoline, groceries and rents, rose 9.1% in June from a year ago. Prices jumped 1.3% in the one-month period from May. Those figures were both far higher than the 8.8% headline figure and 1% monthly gain forecast by Refinitiv economists.

    It marks the fastest pace of inflation since December 1981.

    ***

    Dow has fallen sharply on the news.

  38. mh says:

    National Cabinet incoming

    PM likely to decline Palaszczuk’s national cabinet call

    An extra national cabinet meeting may be needed amid a worsening third Covid-19 wave, says Annastacia Palaszczuk — but the request is unlikely to be fulfilled

  39. shatterzzz says:

    PM likely to decline Palaszczuk’s national cabinet call
    An extra national cabinet meeting may be needed amid a worsening third Covid-19 wave, says Annastacia Palaszczuk — but the request is unlikely to be fulfilled

    can’t see this happening .. Airbus AnAl would need to pencil in a visit to Oz .. don’t think his O/S schedule is open before October .. LOL!

  40. mh says:

    Townhall.com
    @townhallcom
    Joe Biden arrives in Tel Aviv, and promptly says he wants to “keep alive the honor of the Holocaust” before correcting himself.

    https://twitter.com/townhallcom/status/1547227449607573505?s=20&t=RHTYfe2Bqs_ru-6oDAYoYw

  41. mh says:

    Federal Reserve officials may debate a historic one percentage-point rate hike later this month after another searing inflation report piled pressure on the central bank to act.

    “Everything is in play,” Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic told reporters in St Petersburg, Florida, on Wednesday after US consumer prices rose a faster-than-forecast 9.1 per cent in the year through June. Asked if that included by raising rates by a full percentage point, he replied, “it would mean everything.”

  42. mh says:

    Crypto company Celsius is in the process of filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to a source familiar with those discussions.

    The company’s lawyers were notifying individual U.S. state regulators as of Wednesday evening, according to the source, who asked not to be named because the proceedings were private. Celsius plans to file the paperwork “imminently,” the person said.

    The Hoboken, New Jersey-based company made headlines a month ago after freezing customer accounts, blaming “extreme market conditions.”

    The news marks the latest high-profile crypto bankruptcy as prices plummet.

    ***

    Peter Schiff Vs Mashinsky

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58e1tdGb0ug

  43. mh says:

    Fortune Favours the Brave | Crypto.com

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hBC5TVdYT8

  44. Old bloke says:

    mh says:
    July 13, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    One for the Tickler

    He’s not here, he’s gone to the Buckingham Palace to wave at the Queen and the Royal Corgis.

    He’s hoping that Queenie will offer him a Royal Cucumber Sandwich.

  45. Shy Ted says:

    BELIEVE IT OR NOT i DID THIS
    Damned capslock. OK, it was in the good old days when we could travel and it was VR in Singapore but it was terrifying.
    Talking about videos, if you’ve seen any of the lefty ladies in the US, Jill B, Nancy in vids, they have droopy faces and eyelids. Interesting.

  46. Cardimona says:

    Steve Trickler – a meme I think you’ll enjoy…
    https://imgur.com/a/l85OyAE

  47. mh says:

    US Federal Reserve

    The Chair and Vice Chair of the Board are also appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, but serve only four-year terms. They may be reappointed to additional four-year terms.

    RBA

    The Reserve Bank Board has up to nine members. Three of these are ex officio: the Reserve Bank Governor (Chair), the Deputy Governor (Deputy Chair) and the Secretary to the Treasury. The Governor and Deputy Governor are appointed by the Treasurer for terms of up to seven years.

    My point: why are these entities referred to as Independent? The government of the day appoints the people who supposedly run them.

    If Jerome Powell was really independent, he would be telling the Democrats and Biden to stop their war on the US energy industry because it is driving up US inflation.

  48. Steve trickler says:

    A bloke walking his dog.

    ********

    Cash:

    Cash 2.0 Great Dane meeting new people in Malibu 14

  49. Steve trickler says:

    Cheeky sh*t. Pranksters are gunna prank.

    Best of GilstrapTV!!

  50. mh says:

    Vive la France!
    Piss him off!

    Eva Vlaardingerbroek
    @EvaVlaar
    🇫🇷 Yesterday the French National Assembly prevented the reintroduction of the vaccine passport for minors, international, & domestic travel after an amendment was put in by @dupontaignan. A major defeat for despot @Macron and a major win for the people!

    https://twitter.com/EvaVlaar/status/1547260546625445888?s=20&t=cvAcqLRwif716HBMR043SQ

  51. mh says:

    It’s happening

    PM recalls national cabinet over Covid fears

    Anthony Albanese will hold an unscheduled national cabinet meeting via teleconference on Monday morning, amid increasing concern over rising cases.

  52. Black Ball says:

    I see Jason Roberts has been released from prison. He was found guilty of being involved in the murders of policemen Gary Silk and Rodney Miller in Melbourne 1998.
    The reason?
    According to the Hun:

    “But his convictions were overturned after it was revealed that there had been serious police misconduct during the murder investigation.
    A series of police statements concerning Constable Miller’s ‘dying declaration’ were shredded, replaced and some even backdated in relation to the fatally injured officer’s last words.
    The emergence of a doctored police statement made by officer Glenn Pullen, which contained added information and was backdated to the morning of the murders, was unearthed by the Herald Sun after it had been buried for 19 years.”

    Whether or not Roberts was involved in pulling triggers or merely a getaway driver or whatever, the conduct of Victoriastan Plod has been nothing short of fuckwittery. Add this to Lawyer X and their continual moronic behaviour during the lockdowns, it doesn’t smell good.

  53. Black Ball says:

    Knuckle Dragger if you are lurking, very much interested in your opinion

  54. Black Ball says:

    Bastille Day also. Will history repeat?

  55. mh says:

    Ivana Trump, brown bread.

  56. mh says:

    New York Post

    Ivana Trump, the Czech American ex-wife of former President Donald Trump and mother of Ivanka, Eric and Don Jr., died Thursday. She was 73.

    Trump was discovered at the bottom of a staircase in her home on 10 E. 64th St. in Manhattan at 12:40 p.m., police sources told The Post. Authorities believe she suffered cardiac arrest, but the official cause of death has yet to be determined. She was found by cops who were called to her home for a wellness check, police said.

    First thing I would want to know is her vax status.

  57. Fat Tony says:

    mh says:
    July 15, 2022 at 8:25 am
    First thing I would want to know is her vax status.

    Priorities, mh – where was Tony Abbott when this happened???

  58. Shy Ted says:

    But which do I need to take to continue being healthy?
    The bell/drooling one
    Or the cheeky monkey one?

  59. Shy Ted says:

    Nice to see Elbow getting a lesson in who’s running the country.
    Dinner
    He thinks he does but we know the unions do.

  60. Shy Ted says:

    You don’t have to read, just groan at the title, toons and first coupla paras.
    And certainly don’t click on this link to see where your tax $$ are being wasted

  61. Shy Ted says:

    In January the NT Government ruled that a $10,000 barramundi caught as part of the Million Dollar Fish competition in the restricted fishing area by a man without the proper permits was “illegitimate”, but refused to explain what it intended to do about it.
    The NT Independent first revealed that NT Major Events was investigating the legality of the catch that was part of the Million Dollar Fish competition In December after the fish was caught on the Little Finniss River.
    Questions were raised when the corporation limited who could comment on its Facebook post announcing the catch in December, after people raised concerns that the fish was illegally caught.
    But the corporation failed to mention what sort of penalty, if any, the man who caught the fish would now face or what happens to the prize money.

    Is there anything gummint can’t do?

  62. Fat Tony says:

    Is there anything gummint can’t do?

    Yeah – not waste our money.

  63. mh says:

    If you look at the 25 year graph you will see the ASX200 peak during the Howard Costello government is higher than the ASX200 today.

    https://tradingeconomics.com/australia/stock-market

  64. Ragu says:

    Apologies to the blog for the monkeydix pox pictures.

  65. Fat Tony says:

    Ragu says:
    July 15, 2022 at 12:29 pm
    Apologies to the blog for the monkeydix pox pictures.

    thanks – but a warning may be good next time – I was eating my brekky when i clicked on that link…

  66. Ragu says:

    Sorry. Its like looking another man in the eye while eating a banana. Theres a time and place.

  67. Arky says:

    De-globalisation. Onshoring. Geopolitical shit hits the fan.
    You will now pay the true cost of manufactured goods.
    No more millions of little foreign fingers working in far away sweatshops.
    At the same time the revolutionary stupidity about to make all your existing shit obsolete.

  68. mh says:

    Headline at CNBC

    Millennials are to blame for sky-high inflation, strategist says

    I knew it was them!

  69. mh says:

    AOC is my favorite big booty Latina

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R67tpqSjeE

  70. JohnJJJ says:

    Shy Ted says:
    July 15, 2022 at 11:08 am
    You don’t have to read, just groan at the title, toons and first coupla paras.

    Thanks ST, that has really made me think over this week: Sunday: Greek Lamb, tzatziki and red wine; Monday and Tuesday: Chorizo stew with beef broth (home made), lima beans, left over red wine, soy sauce, onions; Thursday: Meat loaf with vegetables ( forced on me by my wife); Tonight: Fish and dark ale.
    Yep: Perfect.

  71. Delta A says:

    You’re a funny guy, Ragu. 🙂

    PS: I didn’t mind the picture. It put me completely off lunch. One gazillion calories saved.

  72. Cardimona says:

    Steve trickler says:
    July 14, 2022 at 11:00 pm
    Cheeky sh*t. Pranksters are gunna prank.

    Steve, that video reminds me of a real-life incident back when I was a young bloke.
    I worked in a hardware shop and was very fit and flexible because I was training for my black belt.
    One afternoon it was very quiet, so I was standing at my L-shaped counter, facing the drive through, filling out some order forms.
    I felt a big one building so I lifted one leg above head height and let ‘er rip!
    Lo-o-ong and loud.
    It was then I heard a gentle “ahem” from behind me.
    A very pretty lady in very quiet footwear had come up to the counter through the racks behind me and had been quietly waiting for me to notice her.
    Most embarrassing…

  73. Steve trickler says:

    Still plenty over here wearing masks whilst waking down the street in McGowaninstan…

    ********

    Stew Peters:

    So, if you’re a pilot and REFUSE to comply with degenerate, Globalist, mask mandates, you are FORCED to seek therapy?!

    Baheej Saliba is back to discuss how the Globalists are programming the population to accept a demonic Sharia culture that erases human identity.

    The mandates need to end, and masks need to be BANNED!

    Pilot Sent To Shrink Over Mask Refusal: Airline Forcing Pilots To See Forensic Psychologists

  74. Steve trickler says:

    Cardimona says:
    July 15, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    I’ve dropped a few in the wrong places…thinking you are alone.

    🤷‍♂️

  75. Steve trickler says:

    Worthy of the CatWicki.

    Show begins around 3:30.

    ************

    Del Bigtree:

    Del Steps Out On A High Wire…Literally!; Turning The Tide in Vegas; Natural Immunity Wins Again; All-Star Docs Hit the Freedom Fest Stage with Del

    Guests: Valerie Durham, Dr. Robert Malone, Dr. Richard Urso, Dr. Pierre Kory

    Episode 276: TURNING THE TIDE

  76. Steve trickler says:

    Powerful opening from Del.

    Everything needs to be questioned.

  77. mh says:

    thanks – but a warning may be good next time – I was eating my brekky when i clicked on that link…

    Maybe this:

    🚨 Contains Men who have sex with men material

  78. Steve trickler says:

    A bloke walking his dog.

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    Cash:

    Cash 2.0 Great Dane at the Danish Village in Solvang 4

  79. mh says:

    You knew this was coming

    Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will sign off on $750 Covid payments after calling an emergency meeting of national cabinet.

  80. Steve trickler says:

    Respect to all involved.

    *******

    Adventures with Purpose.

    We found Matthew “Jed” Hall 4-years later after he, in January of 2018, a 16-year-old teenage boy, ran away from his family’s home in Idaho Falls. Leaving behind a note indicating he would never return.

    Four years later, AWP would find his vehicle submerged in eight feet of water about 75 yards from a boat ramp in the Snake River after only searching the river for 20-minutes.

    JED’S REMAINS WERE INSIDE THE CAR…

    This video documents Adventures With Purpose’s search for Jedediah, using the clues left behind with an emphasis on the AWP’s 5-mile search strategy.

    – Where were they last seen?
    – Where did they live?
    – Where did they work?
    – Where did they go to school?

    SOLVED 16-Year Old (Jed Hall) Missing 4-years… We FOUND him in Under 20 minutes!

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