Open Thread – Saturday, 14 May 2022

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  1. egg_ says:

    One is a Bulldozer, the other is a Brandon.

    Let’s Elbo Brandon!

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  2. egg_ says:

    It’s understood a dispute over who would pay for a bronze statue of Peris

    Wouldn’t M0ntifa tear it down, da Grik Olympics movement representing Western colonisation and all?

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  3. egg_ says:

    Former US President George W Bush drew nervous laughter from a Texas audience when he accidentally described the 2003 invasion of Iraq as “brutal” and “wholly unjustified” instead of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine this year.

    Wasn’t Donnie Dumbbell’s “missile that hit the Pentagon” worth it?

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  4. Steve trickler says:

    Well done, blokes.


    Adventures with Purpose:

    Episode 3… Now that we’ve found 38-year-old James “Jimmy” Amabile at the bottom of Darby Creek in his 2002 Green Ford Explorer, it’s time for the long and meticulous recovery of Jimmy before the SUV can be pulled from 24′ below the Ridley Township Municipal Marina.

    This 4 part series documents Adventures With Purpose’s search for James Amabile, following the clues left behind, from a cell phone ping, last phone call, information from his family about insulin levels, and knowing that James woke up in a panic that he was late picking up his daughters from the babysitters, all playing a role in leading to the discovery of where James Amabile and his SUV had gone missing in the river 19-years earlier.

    SOLVED: [Ep 3] James Amabile – Dangerous Underwater Recovery

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  5. mh says:

    Piers Morgan

    Bank of England acting like a ‘hysterically hyperbolic headless chicken’

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  6. egg_ says:

    Launch scheduled for 8:54am AEST (6:54pm US EST)

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  7. Ragu says:

    That footage of Mick Swivel-Rivulet was bizarre, to say the least. Definitelyintimidation. He had a look in his eyes like Numberwang eyeing off a prozzie on R&R.

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  8. egg_ says:

    6:54pm US EDT

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  9. Eyrie says:

    Seems they got the thing in orbit.

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  10. Black Ball says:

    Time to revisit Piers Akerman. Seems Labor haven’t changed, as I will reproduce Terry McCrann shortly who examines Albo’s latest proclamations.

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  11. Black Ball says:

    Terry McCrann:

    ‘Bizarrely, wannabe PM Anthony Albanese and his two would be money managers Jim Chalmers and Katy Gallagher have come right out and admitted the Prime Minister is exactly right: yes, we, Labor, will deliver bigger budget deficits and add yet more billions to the debt.
    They’ve tried to admit to only an extra 7.4 billion dollars – of both budget deficits and government debt.
    We – and they- wish.
    On their own figures, and making the most optimistic and generous assumptions, it has to be between that and 19 billion; and in my judgement closer to the $19 billion.
    That’s the figure the trio say Labor’s promised new spending or cost in, just, the 4 years of the normal budget figures.
    They are claiming they will make over $11 billion in cuts, so the $7.4 billion is the claimed net increase in spending, in the budget deficits, and the increase to government debt.
    First off, all these numbers only go out four years.
    The new spending doesn’t all come to a full stop in 2025-26.
    Not only does it keep going, every year after that, it will keep getting bigger.
    Anytime a government – Labor or Liberal – initiates a new program it starts a never-ending ever-rising spend.
    Look at the NDIS. Worthy as it undoubtedly is, in 2021/22 it soaked up $30 billion.
    You know how much it is going to cost, just four years later in 2025-26? Try $46 billion.
    Furthermore, that $46 billion in 2025-26 will almost certainly be an under-estimate.
    The budgets always underestimate what programs end up costing.
    Again, just look at the NDIS.
    Politicians and bureaucrats don’t seem to understand that when you offer the equivalent of a “free lunch” a lot of people you didn’t expect turn up to have a feed.’

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  12. Black Ball says:

    There’s more but having trying to put it here, deleted the second half 🤬 so the toys are out of the cot

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  13. egg_ says:

    Seems they got the thing in orbit.

    Scheduled to dock with the ISS around 7 p.m. EDT (9am AEST) tomorrow, i.e. 24 hours post launch.

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  14. Steve trickler says:

    I’ll just say it. The bloke in the graduation garb not knowing how long a decade is in years…. loser. How much did he pay for his education? FMD.

    I would expect most here to know these answers. Keep in my mind these interviews are selective, so there could have been many who knew the answers but not put to screen…I have my doubts though.

    Q:How many eggs are there in a dozen?

    A: Ummm

    Scary sh*t.


    Via Fleccas Talks:

    Another wild one from Justin. How many states are in the US stumped too many people. Imagine wearing a cap and gown and not knowing what 3x3x3 is. My fav was “Kennedy” (the guy who fought in the Civil War apparently). I think she was going for “confederacy”? lol… Make sure you guys give Justin a follow, he’s a super smart up-and-comer. This was a great collab, follow him, he’s the man!

    INSANE: Young Americans Don’t Know ANYTHING!

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  15. Steve trickler says:

    Stew Peters doesn’t hold back.

    I doubt RT will get him back on.


    Stew Peters Blasts Satanists and P*dophiles on RT

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  16. mh says:

    Is the monkeypox outbreak confined to the vaxxed?
    Any stats?

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  17. johanna johanna says:

    Thanks, Black Ball. Appreciated.

    Boyz, please don’t get all worked up about the latest distraction squirrel – ‘monkeypox’ – the name sounds straight out of an advertising agency.

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  18. kaysee kaysee says:

    JK Rowling defends girl ‘driven out of school for questioning trans ideology’

    JK Rowling has condemned the “utterly shameful” treatment of a teenage girl who felt forced to leave her school after pupils hounded her for challenging the views of a visiting speaker.
    The author waded into the row after a teacher at the school claimed the unnamed girl was treated like a heretic for questioning a politician’s assertions about sex.

    Utterly shameful.

    Add this to the tottering pile of evidence that people in education and academia who’re supposed to have a duty of care towards the young have succumbed to an outbreak of quasi-religious fanaticism. The girl’s crime? Saying ‘sex exists.’

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  19. kaysee kaysee says:

    Who do you vote for?
    Here’s some guidance from the ever-reliable MSM.

    A stunning editorial endorsement from the
    Sydney Morning Herald.

    While Kevee oh Sevenee complains about

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  20. kaysee kaysee says:

    How many times does one pull out the victim-humble beginnings-council house card, if one aspires to be PM and lead a country for the next three years?

    AA takes walk down memory lane in final election ad

    This comment says it:

    Anthony Albanese is not the only one who has done it hard throughout life. I was just talking to a man who’s father came from Iran many years ago. His father reminds him that we live in a lucky country not because of our democracy, but because here we have a problem if we step over rubbish in the street. In Iran they stepped over dead bodies. If Albo wants to lead the country he can start by not playing the victim. We live in a very lucky country and we should all appreciate that.

    And His father was witness to his best mate being shot in the face. So sorry Albo your boo hoo story does not stack up in the grand scheme of being a victim.

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  21. kaysee kaysee says:

    As for Scotty

    Scott Morrison has spent the last six weeks
    reminding voters of his conservative values – it may not be enough

    If Scott Morrison loses the election on Saturday despite a weak opposition leader, it will be because of the way he governed, not the way he campaigned…

    That’s why an underwhelming challenger is now a good chance to lead Australia, despite Morrison’s acknowledged record on pandemic management.

    Now, because Morrison has failed to govern with conviction, a Labor win would allow the ALP to claim a mandate for its convictions.

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  22. Fat Tony says:

    Steve trickler says:
    May 20, 2022 at 1:34 pm
    Stew Peters doesn’t hold back.

    I doubt RT will get him back on.

    Probably not – Stew was pretty angry in that interview. I think a lot of decent people in the USA must be getting the same. Something’s going to break soon.

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  24. mh says:

    Is Bill Gates not going to save us from Monkeypox?

    Bill, why have thou forsaken us?

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  25. kaysee kaysee says:

    Craig Kelly on The Kyle & Jackie O Show

    Why aren’t there more Pedros who will drag in Craig Kelly and other freedom-friendly party leaders/candidates to their radio shows?

    For Craig to get a chance to speak on what is a lefty/woke hosts-audience show is an excellent opportunity. And both Kyle and Jackie treated him with courtesy and were interested in what he was saying. On some points, they were in agreement with him, too.

    Kyle took up the issue of censorship, disinformation and truth and brought up the example of Biden’s laptop that turned from fake to fact.

    A few more radio platforms giving a chance to the true freedom-party/independent candidates would educate the public and help them see the choices they have.

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  26. egg_ says:

    Is Bill Gates not going to save us from Monkeypox?

    Has Scummo got the Dancing-Monkey-Pox variant?

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  27. mh says:

    George W Bush:

    “The decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq”

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  28. mh says:

    Victorian CHO Brett Sutton says a Melbourne man in his 30s has monkeypox.


    In this video, Sutton say monkeypox has been noted “in the community of men who have sex with men”.

    Didn’t that used to be called the gay community?

    Anyway, let’s hope Australians tomorrow say “a monkeypox on both your houses”.

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  29. kaysee kaysee says:

    In this video, Sutton say monkeypox has been noted “in the community of men who have sex with men”.

    You’ll never guess where monkeypox is showing up

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  30. kaysee kaysee says:

    Kristina Keneally’s campaign in Fowler

    Kristina Keneally’s bid to keep the southwestern Sydney seat of Fowler in Labor hands has suffered a setback after posters authorised by the party featuring independent candidate Dai Le were ordered to be removed

    Ms Keneally’s campaign was on Thursday sent a legal letter from the Australian Government Solicitor on behalf of the Australian Electoral Commission…

    The posters included a photoshopped image of Ms Le standing next to Prime Minister Scott Morrison with the words: “Dai Le and Scott Morrison: Don’t risk a Liberal government”.

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  31. kaysee kaysee says:

    Elon Musk

    In the past I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party.

    But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican.

    Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold … 🍿

    And right on cue,

    A SpaceX flight attendant said …..

    Elon Musk exposed himself and propositioned her for sex, documents show. The company paid $250,000 for her silence.

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  32. kaysee kaysee says:

    Also in Twitter news:

    Half of Joe Biden’s Twitter Followers Are Fake, Audit Reveals

    Almost half of President Joe Biden’s current 22.2 million followers on Twitter are fake accounts, according to an audit tool provided by software company SparkToro.

    SparkToro’s tool found that 49.3 percent of accounts following the official @POTUS Twitter account are “fake followers” based on analysis of a number of factors, including location issues, default profile images and new users.

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  33. mh says:


    Clive Palmer, mining billionaire dubbed ‘Australia’s Trump,’ stirs up election

    By Rachel Pannett
    May 20, 2022 at 2:45 a.m. EDT

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  34. kaysee kaysee says:


    Auction house Sotheby’s

    expects Pablo Picasso’s 1932 portrait depicting his muse, Marie-Thérèse Walter, to sell for more than $60 million

    It sold for $67.5M at auction.

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  35. Steve trickler says:

    She has to be trolling?

    Brace yourself.


    Andre Antunes:

    Losing Our Democracy (Wake Up) [Karen Metal New Full Song]

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  36. Steve trickler says:

    Another walk with Cash. The reactions from people are gold.

    Cash 2.0 Great Dane at The Grove and Farmers Market in Los Angeles 18

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