Open Thread – Saturday, 11 June 2022

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  1. Mak Siccar says:

    Insomnia has an upside after all! Good moaning one and all.

  2. mh says:

    Whoa!

    MARKETS
    Dow dives 800 points, S&P 500 posts worst week since January after inflation hits 40-year high

  3. mh says:

    The cartoonists all have the same theme – Jan 6 Committee is a pathetic distraction from the economic disaster unfolding in the US
    Kelly toon

    Chip Bok toon

  4. mh says:

    Karl Rove gets the whiteboard out

    Fox News contributor Karl Rove unpacks rising inflation since President Biden took office

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tHEXxH-Hh0

  5. mh says:

    #foxnews
    Varney: Biden doesn’t have an answer to this crisis

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNmQYYHFOq4

  6. Shy Ted says:

    It’s always the men
    I thought I’d emulate Arky. Still a way to go
    And now off to the rodeo.

  7. Fat Tony says:

    Shy Ted – I like your toons & other postings
    thanks

  8. Steve trickler says:

    Brace yourself ladies and gents. You’ll witness some shocking scenes.

    Kudos to the blokes who got of the bus and dealt with that pr*ck.

    **********

    Fleccas Talks:

    THIS WEEK IN CULTURE #100

  9. Fat Tony says:

    Steve trickler says:
    June 11, 2022 at 11:25 am
    You’ll witness some shocking scenes.

    There seems to be a common theme running through most of those unprovoked and vicious assaults – I just can’t put my finger on it….

  10. Steve trickler says:

    It’s been decades since last hearing this. This music is not everyone’s cup of tea.

    From 1995.

    ********

    Pulp – Disco 2000

  11. Steve trickler says:

    Del Bigtree:

    A growing number of young healthy adults are mysteriously dying. Watch Jefferey Jaxen and Del try to make sense of, what is now being called, “Sudden Adult Death Syndrome” (SADS).

    WHY ARE SO MANY YOUNG PEOPLE DYING?

  12. kaysee kaysee says:

    Diversity is conformity

    Woke ideology is riddled with contradictions.

    This is how diversity works: not through brutal, overt Orwellian oppression, but through passive compliance.

    All ideologies drift towards dogmatism and intolerance, especially those with good intentions – the aspirational, egalitarian utopianism of Jacobinism and Communism being the most notorious examples. And it’s the ideologues with good intentions who become the most fanatical. There’s nothing more intolerable to well-meaning purists than dissident voices who question ideologies that preach equality, fairness, kindness and niceness.

  13. kaysee kaysee says:

    Christine Anderson MEP..

    “Why won’t the EU call out Trudeau on violations of human rights? Oh, wait.. Since the EU is completely in line with the globalists sick, ‘Brave New World’ agenda.. it only calls out on governments which actually respect freedom and the rule of law.”

  14. kaysee kaysee says:

    Del Bigtree:

    A growing number of young healthy adults are mysteriously dying.

    Eva Vlaardingerbroek

    ‘Sudden Adult Death Syndrome’ is the media’s latest favorite coverup. How stupid do they think we are?

    and

    Healthy young people are dying suddenly and unexpectedly
    from a mysterious syndrome

    The syndrome, known as SADS, has been fatal for all kinds of people regardless of whether they maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle.

    SADS is an ‘umbrella term to describe unexpected deaths in young people’, said The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, most commonly occurring in people under 40 years of age.

  15. mh says:

    Eva Vlaardingerbroek discusses the rise in sudden adult death syndrome with Mark Steyn

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1OLtK0sc04

  16. Black Ball says:

    Nice little series on ABC called Hardball. Kids show set in primary school. Main characters are a Kiwi kid, kid in motorised wheelchair and Asian girl who had to move schools due to bullying about her 2 dads. Yes, a gay couple who aren’t Asian themselves. Stunning and brave by their ABC

  17. kaysee kaysee says:

    An essay from Dr Naomi Wolf.

    Due to death threats, years ago, she had to hire a security guard for protection. He is now her husband.

    Rethinking the Second Amendment

    Can We Indeed Have Peace and Freedom Without Guns?

    I wrote this essay some weeks ago, but I kept waiting to publish it til tragic mass shootings were no longer in the news. But that day looks as if it will never come, so I am publishing it anyway, with grief and mourning for those lost to gun violence, as we must nonetheless have this difficult conversation.

    The last thing keeping us free in America, as the lights go off all over Europe- and Australia, and Canada – is, yes, we must face this fact, the Second Amendment.

  18. Steve trickler says:

    If you wanted to do a 1 or 2, you would have been in a spot of bother.

    *********

    Metallica – Enter Sandman Live Moscow 1991 HD

  19. Steve trickler says:

    Danger Dan Reviews:

    Labor has an appalling record when it comes to border protection. Albo appears to be K-Rudd 2.0.

    It’s only just begun. Anthony Albanese

  20. kaysee kaysee says:

    Some of you may have the Michael Smith News site on the list of regular sites that you visit. The posting over the past week has stopped. Michael put up a post to mention that he has some serious health issues.

    He mentioned he would be back online on Thursday but that did not happen. This would mean that he must be going through a really difficult time.

    It is a Conservative news site and he has it updated with daily news. I hope and pray he can get the medical treatment he requires for his health condition.

  21. kaysee kaysee says:

    The World’s Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge Just Opened
    — and It Spans More Than 2,000 Feet

    The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge just opened in the Czech Republic, daring visitors to walk for nearly a half a mile at 300 feet above the ground.

    The Sky Bridge 721, which opened last week and sits about a 3 hour drive from Prague, stretches for 721 meters (about 2,365 feet) and hangs 95 meters (about 311 feet) above the valley below. Visitors walk along the narrow, breathtaking bridge, crossing from one mountain ridge to another, supported by six main ropes and 60 wind ropes.

    In total, the bridge took two years to complete.

  22. kaysee kaysee says:

    If the vaxx is safe:

    Big Pharma boss caught faking his COVID vaccination status; injected himself with salt water instead… now facing criminal charges

  23. Barking Toad says:

    He mentioned he would be back online on Thursday but that did not happen. This would mean that he must be going through a really difficult time.

    Noticed that Kaysee – things might not be too good healthwise.

  24. kaysee kaysee says:

    Barking Toad, he said in his post that he would need to get to Australia for the treatment.

  25. Steve trickler says:

    Apparently the WEF are a conspiracy theory. F-wit’s galore at the other place. One stupid dickhead after another awaiting the fourth jab.

    Bill Gates says hello to the stupid gullible pricks.

  26. mh says:

    Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber has revealed he contracted a virus that has left half of his face paralysed and forced him to cancel some upcoming performances to focus on recovery.

    In a video posted on Instagram, Bieber said he had contracted Ramsay Hunt syndrome, which affected nerves in his ear and face.

    And his Mrs had a stroke.

  27. Steve trickler says:

    Dad is lining up for number 4.

    Mum is cool, no jab for her. Brother has had 3, my cousins have all been pricked along with the nieces and nephews…we’ve only just talking again so I didn’t delve into that.

    Grrr.

  28. johanna johanna says:

    Since Cold Hands is sleeping in:

    Week in Pictures

  29. Shy Ted says:

    Got monkeypox? Hand washing advice I think.
    Back in the day

  30. mh says:

    Not a bad episode

    Crypto Mania: Behind the hype of cryptocurrencies | Four Corners

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

  31. kaysee kaysee says:

    Ben Shapiro:

    A Complete Betrayal At Fox News

    Fox News highlighted the story Friday of a biological girl whose family encouraged her to identify as a boy, as part of its “America Together: LGBTQ+ Pride Month” series.

    The video would be absolute despicable insane lunacy if I saw it on CNN or MSNBC.

    To see it on Fox News is a complete betrayal of anything remotely resembling conservatism or decency.

  32. kaysee kaysee says:

    BFF….. against enemy Putin.
    Until one plan doesn’t suit another plan.

    Biden Throws Zelensky Under The Bus:
    Ukraine Leader ‘Brushed Off’ Invasion Warnings

    President Joe Biden on Friday told a donors conference in Los Angeles, California on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky brushed aside US warnings saying a Russian invasion of Ukraine was imminent. He described the situation ahead of the Feb.24 invasion and his communications with Zelensky, according to The Associated Press:

    “Nothing like this has happened since World War II. I know a lot of people thought I was maybe exaggerating,” Biden said, according to the outlet. He added the US had data that showed Russian President Vladimir Putin was going to invade.

    Top Ukrainian officials in the days and weeks prior to the invasion had pushed back against Washington, blaming the repeat warnings from US intelligence agencies for sowing “panic”.

    At that time, Zelensky had even personally told Biden to “calm down the messaging” on the invasion fears.

  33. kaysee kaysee says:

    The Google engineer who thinks the company’s AI has come to life

    AI ethicists warned Google not to impersonate humans. Now one of Google’s own thinks there’s a ghost in the machine.

    Google engineer Blake Lemoine opened his laptop to the interface for LaMDA, Google’s artificially intelligent chatbot generator, and began to type.

    “Hi LaMDA, this is Blake Lemoine … ,” he wrote into the chat screen, which looked like a desktop version of Apple’s iMessage, down to the Arctic blue text bubbles. LaMDA, short for Language Model for Dialogue Applications, is Google’s system for building chatbots based on its most advanced large language models, so called because it mimics speech by ingesting trillions of words from the internet.

  34. Steve trickler says:

    Viewers will decide for themselves. Perhaps the Bible – Giants – Giant Trees – Flood, is not just a myth?

    Those “stumps” featured are compelling, especially in Venezuela.

    BIBLICAL GIANT TREES EVERYWHERE ( featuring Hangman 1128 )

    🤔

  35. kaysee kaysee says:

    Wild conspiracy theories from 1996..

    David Icke

  36. kaysee kaysee says:

    And now in 2022.

    Jimmy Dore about Bilderberg meeting….

    That’s a clip. For the entire Jimmy Dore show:

    World-Controlling Bilderberg Group Meeting Discovered By Journalists

    The highly secretive Bilderberg Group met in person for the first time since the pandemic, taking up and cordoning off the entire Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington DC to plan world domination while refusing to allow access to any of the plebes whose lives they’re planning or journalists who might cover the proceedings.

    Jimmy and his panel consisting of The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal and American comedian Kurt Metzger discuss the shadowy organization’s plans and just why the mainstream media chooses to ignore this meeting of some of the world’s most powerful people.

  37. Steve trickler says:

    This should probably go in the Mock.

    *********

    Danger Dan Reviews:

    Endless Love. Anthony Albanese, Jacinda Ardern

  38. kaysee kaysee says:

    ˘◡˘

    Break time

    1/

    Glen Campbell

    William Tell Overture

  39. kaysee kaysee says:

    2/

    🐭

    Bob walked into a sports bar around 9:58 PM.

    He sat down next to a blonde at the bar and stared up at the TV.

    The 10 PM news was coming on. The news crew was covering the story of a man on the ledge of a large building preparing to jump.

    The blonde looked at Bob and said,
    “Do you think he’ll jump?”

    Bob said, “You know, I bet he’ll jump.”

    The blonde replied, “Well, I bet he won’t.”

    Bob placed a $20 bill on the bar and said, “You’re on!”

    Just as the blonde placed her money on the bar, the guy on the ledge did a swan dive off the building, falling to his death.

    The blonde was very upset but willingly handed her $20 to Bob.
    “Fair’s fair. Here’s your money.”

    Bob replied, “I can’t take your money. I saw this earlier on the 5 PM news, so I knew he would jump.”

    The blonde replied, “I did, too, but I didn’t think he’d do it again.”

    Bob took the money.

  40. Steve trickler says:

    The Beauty Of:

    The cinematography of M. Night Shyamalan’s work

    The Beauty Of M. Night Shyamalan

  41. kaysee kaysee says:

    Steve, add the Endless Love to the Mock.

  42. Cardimona says:

    Steve trickler says:
    June 12, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    Outbloodystanding!

  43. Fat Tony says:

    mh says:
    June 11, 2022 at 9:18 pm
    …And his Mrs had a stroke.

    Reminds me of the 3 nuns sitting on a park bench.
    Along comes a flasher who does his stuff.
    2 nuns had a stroke…but the third one couldn’t reach.

  44. mh says:

    Panahi

    Maybe Joe Biden ‘seriously thinks it’s 1965’ following recent ‘bizarre rant’

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjxzUWrAOb4

  45. mh says:

    Alan Kohler on ABC News tonight called on RBA governor Philip Lowe to apologise to Australians.

    Kohler went through the RBA statements from 2020 until now regarding lifting of rates. Up until Dec 21 the RBA advice was rates won’t be raised until at least 2024.

  46. Steve trickler says:

    wolf bark growl:

    We visit a fascinating educational attraction in Los Angeles, California where prehistoric dinosaurs are unearthed from tar pits that are still active today and we meet new people. There will be several parts to this series. I hope you will enjoy them all.

    Cash!

    Cash 2.0 Great Dane at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles 1

  47. mh says:

    kaysee says:
    June 12, 2022 at 7:15 pm
    Wild conspiracy theories from 1996..

    David Icke

    ***

    Noice.

  48. Steve trickler says:

    Check out this cat. Good luck breaking into this place. You’d be *****D.

    Прямой эфир. 12 июня

  49. Steve trickler says:

    Sleep well ladies and gents. Check out the Mini.

    ********

    SUPERCHARGED MINI “TUBSHP” NEARLY ROLLS OVER!!!!

  50. mh says:

    Michigan county police change how they respond to calls amid high gas prices

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClhUFZId3vs

  51. Steve trickler says:

    Tony Heller:

    Boris Johnson promised his green policies would create low energy costs and millions of jobs. Instead he has created a disastrous rise in energy and food costs.

    Building Back Better In Britain

  52. Shy Ted says:

    Spent much of the last few days at a remote area rodeo, heartwarming. Lots of fun, not too serious, little kids (and all ages above) on their horses, steering the cattle in the camp draft with cowgirls assisting. And the cowgirls! Almost to a person a babe. Beautifully groomed and attired, fantastic lithe figures from riding and station work. Didn’t see one tattoo and the vast majority were very attractive. Such a comparison to the tattooed lardarses inhabiting the regions and cities. Picked up a couple of dead wild pigs at the side of the road. Forgot my butchering skills due to city life so not too pretty. Leg of pork taste test tonight. Jerky making from wallaby roadkill, mmmm. Not gonna starve out here.
    Anyway, what do you get when you cross monkeypox with pride week?
    Lemon flavoured suppositories?

  53. mh says:

    Boris Johnson promised his green policies would create low energy costs and millions of jobs. Instead he has created a disastrous rise in energy and food costs.

    He fell for a young Green activist and the rest is history.

    Boris And Carrie Johnson Booed By Jubilee Crowd!

  54. Black Ball says:

    Have the Biloela mob received their Queen’s Birthday gong? You’d think by the media coverage a knighthood is in the mail.

  55. Steve trickler says:

    Tony Heller:

    The first video of a two part series examining the credibility of government global temperature graphs.

    The Global Temperature Record (Part One)

  56. Old bloke says:

    Steve trickler says:
    June 12, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    Thanks for that Steve, very interesting. There would have been no shortages of firewood in those days but they also wouldn’t have needed any as the Earth would have been much more tropical without extremes of heat and cold.

    The Earth would have been a terrarium.

  57. mh says:

    Courier Paywall

    ‘Catastrophic’: Queensland warned of blackouts tonight

    Queenslanders are being warned of possible blackouts tonight as surging power costs force the national market operator to step in and impose a rare price cap.

  58. mh says:

    I still have a bet pending with Sportsbet – UAP to win a Senate seat.

    I went to the ABC website for something else, but clicked the link for the Senate results.

    Ralph Babet of UAP is ahead! 🎉

  59. mh says:

    Qld at risk of blackouts amid price cap

    The national energy market operator is having to direct electricity generators in Queensland to switch on plants to avoid blackouts, after the introduction of controlled prices in the state left some generators unprofitable.

    Despite the orders, Queensland is at risk of potential blackouts later on Monday because of a deficit in supply, the Australian Energy Market Operator signalled, by forecasting a level-three “lack of reserve” notice.

    An extended period of extreme electricity prices triggered a rarely-used cap on wholesale power prices in Queensland on Sunday evening, of $300 a megawatt-hour.…

  60. mh says:

    Canterbury Bulldogs currently thrashing the Eels 28-0

  61. JohnJJJ says:

    Robert Barnes is back on Frei. Frei is annoying, but worth it to hear the Barnes in full Barnes mode.

  62. mh says:

    Qlders being told to turn off heaters. (CH7 News)

    Yes, really.

  63. Black Ball says:

    Melbourne slump to third consecutive defeat to the mighty Pies

  64. mh says:

    Maze
    @mazemoore
    Better reset those expectations. Barely getting by is the new American Dream.

    https://twitter.com/mazemoore/status/1535349927311724546?s=20&t=dVT-WNGAp6CVnZoPSVtlqw

  65. Old bloke says:

    mh says:
    June 13, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    I still have a bet pending with Sportsbet – UAP to win a Senate seat.

    I went to the ABC website for something else, but clicked the link for the Senate results.

    Ralph Babet of UAP is ahead! 🎉

    PHON preferences should get him over the line.

  66. Black Ball says:

    Herald Sun editorial celebrating Australian deaths:

    ‘The covid pandemic has been a tragic catastrophe across the world, claiming more than 6.3 million lives and upending the international economy.
    But amid the death and chaos, science has focused its collective mind on responding with greater understanding of infectious diseases and the technologies to fight them.
    The most transformative breakthrough has come in the form of vaccinations, developed at warp speed after scientists mapped the virus’s genetic sequence just weeks after its spread began.
    As impressive as the conventional vaccine program became, unprecedented in the pace and scale of the rollouts, the revolution was really in the development of mRNA vaccines.
    Now Victoria, including through Monash, Alfred Health and the Florey Institute, has become the southern hemisphere base for further development of mRNA technologies that can be recalibrated to tackle a range of diseases.
    Today the Herald Sun reports new research is under way to create an mRNA vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease, muscular dystrophy and other conditions, with the Andrews Government allocating $2m across 12 projects to get them under way.’

    What the media still refuse to acknowledge is it wasn’t the rona which was to blame for the current m Australia finds itself in. It’s the government response, led by that irredeemable fuckwit SloMo that condemned us to decades of economic and societal repair.
    Vaccines take decades to refine even for human trials so to claim ingenuity by perfessers is drawing rather long bows.

  67. Black Ball says:

    I should add that anything to counteract Alzheimer’s and the other afflictions mentioned should be applauded. But after the covid shitshow, not holding my breath for a positive outcome

  68. mh says:

    A better honour for Shane Warne would be a proper investigation into what killed this seemingly healthy 52 year old.

    The mRNA vaccines, for example.

  69. mh says:

    CNBC

    Bitcoin drops 12%, falling below $24,000 as $200 billion wiped off crypto market over the weekend

  70. mh says:

    Pop pop pop

    Crypto lender Celsius pauses withdrawals due to ‘extreme market conditions’

    Celsius, a controversial cryptocurrency lending platform, said Monday it was pausing all withdrawals, causing more pain in the fragile crypto market.

    Celsius is one of the largest players in the nascent crypto lending space, with more than $8 billion lent out to clients and almost $12 billion in assets under management as of May. The group offers users higher-than-average interest rates on their deposits.

    “Due to extreme market conditions, today we are announcing that Celsius is pausing all withdrawals, Swap, and transfers between accounts,” the company said in a memo to clients on Monday.

    The move has raised concerns about Celsius’ solvency. The firm has seen the value of its assets more than halve since October, when it handled $26 billion in client funds. Celsius’ cel token has also erased 97% of its value in the same timeframe. Celsius is the biggest holder of cel.

  71. Shy Ted says:

    Comment of the week
    Might need glasses

  72. mh says:

    #costofliving #skynews #economy
    Shock contraction of 0.3% for UK economy in April
    Jun 13, 2022

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tBoLlWmL00

  73. mh says:

    Dow futures down 600 points.

    If it’s ugly at close, the ASX is going to play catch up on Monday’s global falls, plus another day of falls.

  74. mh says:

    Bolt reacts to today’s debacle

    Australia ‘destroyed’ energy sector: Andrew Bolt

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HAF9hMwGsw

  75. MH:

    Despite the orders, Queensland is at risk of potential blackouts later on Monday because of a deficit in supply, the Australian Energy Market Operator signalled, by forecasting a level-three “lack of reserve” notice.

    I turned all the R/C aircons on, did a couple of loads of washing and put them through the dryer last night.
    The grid didn’t shit itself.
    How rude!

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