Open Thread – Saturday, 11 June 2022

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  1. Ragu says:

    In prison the shafter is the man and the shaftee is the woman.

    No one is gay.

    Best news Aussie Cossack has heard for months

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  2. Steve trickler says:

    Top bloke.


    Joseph Carter the Mink Man:

    Rescuing an Entire Family of Quail!

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  3. Arky says:

    The complete walnut kitchen table build:

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  4. mh says:


    LONDON — The Bank of England on Thursday implemented a fifth consecutive hike to interest rates as it looks to rein in soaring inflation.

    The Monetary Policy Committee voted 6-3 to increase the Bank Rate by 25 basis points to 1.25%, with the three dissenting members voting for a 50 basis point hike to 1.5%.

    The MPC said in a statement Thursday that it will “take the actions necessary to return inflation to the 2% target sustainably in the medium term,” with the the scale, pace and timing of any further hikes depending on the economic outlook and inflationary pressures.

    The UK currently has inflation at 9% with the forecast that it’s going to 11%. The Bank of England has to be taking the piss with a 0.25% rise.

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  5. calli says:

    The table is beautiful. How did you join the sections…or did the top come as one piece?

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  6. Arky says:

    How did you join the sections…or did the top come as one piece?

    Clamps and wood glue after using a track saw and the plane to match the edges.

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  7. mh says:

    Dow futures down 600 points.

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  8. Arky says:

    Five lengths of 200 to 250mm x 2.4m rough sawn American black walnut. $900.

    Rubio monocoat two part system, $130
    Two weeks of planing and sanding: priceless.

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  9. Fat Tony says:

    Arky – very nice, looks great.

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  10. mh says:


    Princess Anne is taking centre stage at Royal Ascot today.

    It’s on CH78 right now.

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  11. mh says:

    Good morning,

    Dow sinks 700 points, dropping back below 30,000 to the lowest level in more than a year

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  12. mh says:

    Peter Schiff

    🔴 75 Basis Point Rate Hike May Signal Peak Hawkishness – Ep 820

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  13. calli says:

    Thanks Arky. I was wondering if it was biscuits and glue. I’m sending it to Dad to watch. It will warm the cockles of his old, carpenter and joiner’s heart.

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  14. JohnJJJ says:

    Arky, looks great, you have improved the world. Next, those kitchen cupboards to match 🙂

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  15. JohnJJJ says:

    In case you missed it today (Daily Mail)
    Chicago urges people who ‘feel sick’ or have rashes NOT to attend summer festivals after one of its eight monkeypox cases is linked back to annual fetish gathering, Mr Leather: National tally rises to 72 infections
    Someone shot the albatross.
    “With heavy thump, a lifeless lump,
    They dropped down one by one.”

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  16. mh says:

    Biden says a recession is ‘not inevitable’

    President Joe Biden told The Associated Press on Thursday (Friday AEST) that the American people are “really, really down” after a tumultuous two years with the coronavirus pandemic, volatility in the economy and now surging petrol prices.

    He said a recession is not inevitable and bristled at claims by Republican lawmakers that last year’s COVID-19 aid plan was fully to blame for inflation reaching a 40-year high, calling that argument “bizarre”.

    As for the overall American mindset, Biden said, “People are really, really down.”

    “They’re really down,” he said. “The need for mental health in America, it has skyrocketed, because people have seen everything upset. Everything they’ve counted on upset. But most of it’s the consequence of what’s happened, what happened as a consequence of the COVID crisis.”

    Speaking to the AP in a 30-minute Oval Office interview, Biden addressed the warnings by economists that the United States could be headed for a recession.

    “First of all, it’s not inevitable,” he said. “Secondly, we’re in a stronger position than any nation in the world to overcome this inflation.”

    As for the causes of inflation, Biden flashed some defensiveness on that count. “If it’s my fault, why is it the case in every other major industrial country in the world that inflation is higher? You ask yourself that? I’m not being a wise guy,” he said.

    The president said he saw reason for optimism with the 3.6% unemployment rate and America’s relative strength in the world.

    “Be confident, because I am confident we’re better positioned than any country in the world to own the second quarter of the 21st century,” Biden said. “That’s not hyperbole, that’s a fact.”

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  17. Black Ball says:

    At the school cross country with the kids. Fair to say not a lot of records will be broken. The girls are well in front of the boys who wouldn’t be able to run out of sight on a dark night. Points to a larger malaise in the education system and the basic abolition of physical activity

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  18. Delta A says:

    The complete walnut kitchen table build:

    What’s the old saying: If a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing well.
    You certainly have the job thing down pat, Arky.

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  19. mh says:

    Courier Mail

    Brisbane’s first flat for women, with a special ‘milkman entrance’, goes to auction

    A housing shortage in the 1930s saw pioneering retailer TC Beirne build this block of flats in Fortitude Valley for the young single women who worked in his clothing stores. It goes to auction on Saturday after 42 years.


    Haha ‘milkman entrance’

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  20. kaysee kaysee says:

    The rise of Chinese emissions
    is a global problem activists want you to ignore as Australians face worst energy crisis in decades

    China creates the carbon equivalent of a new Australian economy every year as it steadily increases emissions but some climate activists want this fact demonised as misinformation.

    Australians shivering through the worst energy crisis in decades should not be lectured on climate policy by pseudointellectual foreign activists masquerading as academics.

    This week a British-based think tank, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, released a report titled Deny, Deceive, Delay, which demonised debate around climate policy and complained about the spread of “disinformation”.

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  21. kaysee kaysee says:

    World currency

    Who would you guess has the strongest currency in the world right now? The United States? China? The European Union?

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  22. kaysee kaysee says:

    This week: Web Browsers Conference



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  23. mh says:


    ASX 200 records worst week since March 2020

    Australian shares have closed the trading week down 6.7 per cent in the worst week for the blue-chip index since March 2020 amid heightened US recession fears, rising interest rates and stubbornly high inflation.

    The S&P/ASX 200 fell every day this week, Tuesday recording the biggest decline falling 3.55 per cent followed by today’s fall of 1.84 per cent.

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  24. mh says:

    Our Pauline re-elected 🎉

    UAP still ahead in VIC

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  25. mh says:

    Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson get out and about in far north Queensland
    1 day ago

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    Hahaha It was a hoax and our 1 billion dollar per year national broadcaster fell for it.

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  26. Steve trickler says:
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    Judge for yourselves.



    Expensive Energy: Whose Fault is it?

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  28. Steve trickler says:


    Save The Barmah Brumbies Protest Highlights Coverage- 08.06.22

    Amidst a distressing discovery in Barmah of covertly slaughtered brumbies in the forrest and new revelations that the Victorian Labor Government has accelerated it’s plan to completely eradicate the Victorian brumby population, animal rights advocates, Barmah locals and politicians from the opposition party gathered on the steps of Parliament House to raise awareness of the brumbies plight.

    Save The Barmah Brumbies Protest = 08.06.22

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  29. Shy Ted says:

    The CDC have released a mpnkeypox sox guide. Yes, really
    Shouldn’t pic 2 be 2 fellas?

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  30. Steve trickler says:


    We are BACK on the streets of Los Angeles where it all started to check back in with the rainbow people on their special day! Black trans lives matter, and one black trans person said that the inspiration for “their” look was “mental illness,” which is so true! From furries, human puppies, spanking leather daddies, hot chicks, and lots of he/shes, it’s safe to say WE ARE SO BACK and the gays had a lot to say!

    The GAYS Said WHAT?!!! | L.A. PRIDE

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  31. Steve trickler says:

    Oops, that was Elijah.

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  32. mh says:

    Courier Paywall

    Juvie criminals run amok while Wellcamp remains empty
    Kylie Lang

    Camps should be for those that resist Big Pharma.

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