Open Thread – Saturday, 17 December 2022

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  1. mh says:

    The Age

    Zelensky makes bold Washington trip to rally support

    Inside the Oval Office, Joe Biden told Volodymyr Zelensky his country had “inspired the world” and announced additional security assistance, including long-range Patriot missile systems.

    Bold how?

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  2. kaysee kaysee says:

    Zelensky makes bold Washington trip to rally support

    Bold how?

    Like this. Just say that the billions are not enough.

    $45 Billion is not enough

    On Tuesday, Zelensky released a video revealing he will tell Biden and Congress $45 billion is still not enough support.

    “We are not in an easy situation. The enemy is increasing its army. Our people are braver and need more powerful weapons,” he said about the Ukrainian war. “We will pass it on from the boys to the Congress, to the president of the United States. We are grateful for their support, but it is not enough. It is a hint — it is not enough.”

    Lauren Boebert
    My response to President Zelenskyy’s address to Congress

    Why isn’t there a detailed audit of where the money given so far has gone?

    The answer?

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  3. kaysee kaysee says:

    George Orwell was predicting the future when he wrote of the thought police. It is happening now.

    Woman Arrested by English Police for Silent Prayer Near Abortion Facility

    Vaughan-Spruce was carrying no placards or signs. After her arrest, she was shown pictures of herself quietly standing in the vicinity of the abortion facility in Kings Norton, Birmingham. 

    She had been spotted near the facility three times, and when asked about these occasions, she explained that she might have been praying, but she may also have been thinking about other things. Her thoughts, she explained, were all peaceful and not worthy of being criminalized.

    What was she thinking?
    How dare she?

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  4. kaysee kaysee says:

    We need gender equality. More women. Less men.
    Here are some fine examples of wymmins in politics.

    If Only We Had More Women in Power, the World Would Be Sweetness and Light

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  5. kaysee kaysee says:

    Testimony from parent

    >”My family survived white supremacy in India…”

    Anti-woke immigrant & mother calls out Democrats’ woke progressivism in fiery Congressional testimony.

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  6. johanna johanna says:

    Hey, Steve, how are you travelling?

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  7. Steve trickler says:

    johanna says:
    December 22, 2022 at 4:40 pm
    Hey, Steve, how are you travelling?

    Good timing. Brain is good, apparently. The shadow will be monitored. Doc has said the sore on my back is troubling / cancer. They didn’t even do a biopsy. I suffer from psoriasis and Doc said surgery for me in 6 weeks. They poked and prodded and said it is not in the muscle….it didn’t hurt. Cool! Good sign hence the time frame.

    Skin graft needed from the thigh to patch it up after they cut it out.

    Not looking forward to being unconscious for treatment though.

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  8. Steve trickler says:

    Cheers for asking, jo.

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  9. johanna johanna says:

    We Tangerine Dream fans need to stick together. 🙂

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  10. mh says:

    Another piece from The Age

    Dressed in his army fatigues, fearless Zelensky lights up US Congress

    One day he was on the front line, the next he’s being applauded, nearly mobbed, by the American political elite like a hero. Farrah Tomazin was there to witness.

    Zelensky is not a soldier.
    He’s an actor/comedian.

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  11. johanna johanna says:

    And, for inducing peace of mind, I commend Jade Warrior’s Floating World.

    Just beautiful.

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  12. mh says:

    Greg Price
    McConnell: “Providing assistance for Ukrainians to defeat the Russians is the number one priority for the United States right now according to most Republicans. That’s how we see the challenges confronting the country at the moment.”

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  13. kaysee kaysee says:

    Providing assistance for Ukrainians to defeat the Russians is the number one priority for the United States right now according to most Republicans.

    Not this Republican.

    Senator Rand Paul

    I brought along the 1.7 trillion, 4,000+ page Pelosi-Schumer omnibus spending bill that’s being fast-tracked through the Senate. This process stinks. It’s an abomination. It’s a no good rotten way to run government. We’re standing up and saying NO.

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  14. kaysee kaysee says:

    What is the investigation going to reveal?
    Did the Qld police just walk into an ambush or should they have been prepared? Why was no action taken a year ago?

    Queensland police reveal no red flags

    Queensland police have revealed they were following up an outstanding warrant for Nathaniel Train when they attended the Wieambilla property last week but insist there were no “flags” to suggest the officers’ lives were at risk.

    Deputy commissioner Tracy Linford said Nathaniel’s firearms license had been suspended and an arrest warrant issued after he breached the Queensland-New South Wales border in December last year. 

    “[He] had driven his vehicle through an e-gate, causing damage and his vehicle got bogged at that location,” she said.

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  15. mh says:

    Mitch McConnell encapsulates everything that is wrong with politics.

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  16. kaysee kaysee says:

    Facing an energy crisis, Germans stock up on candles

    It’s a great time to be a candlemaker in Germany.

    “Candle demand is very strong right now,” says Stefan Thomann, Technical Director of the European Candle Manufacturers Association.

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  17. mh says:

    Trending in Australia
    How to Make Gravy


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  18. Cold-Hands says:

    Trending in Australia
    How to Make Gravy


    Blame musician Paul Kelly.

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  19. mh says:

    Blame musician Paul Kelly

    I do.

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  20. mh says:

    Another lol

    Failed Brisbane crypto exchange owed $33m by FTX


    Tony, Bill, and SBF

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  21. Steve trickler says:

    I haven’t heard that song in a long time.

    The Blacklist S3E02 MarvinGerard OurHouse

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  22. mh says:

    Star athlete dead at 31

    Ronnie Hillman, a Super Bowl champion running back who played with the Denver Broncos, has died, his family said in a social media post on Thursday. He was 31.

    Hillman’s family said the former NFL player was battling renal medullary carcinoma, a “rare but highly aggressive neoplasm form of cancer that primarily affects young African Americans with sickle cell trait,” back in August. He was placed in hospice care earlier this week.

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  23. mh says:

    Donald Trump Jr.
    Zelensky is basically an ungrateful international welfare queen.

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  24. Cold-Hands says:

    Actress dies suddenly at 32 from 2009 car collision

    A bit suspicious. Even in 2009 surgeons would routinely try and preserve splenic function after a splenectomy for trauma by autotransplantation. I suspect her recent immuno-incompetence may have another reason.

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  25. Steve trickler says:


    Ask me years ago if I would be curious about a bloke walking his dog and the answer would have been, no. The fun is watching people spinning out upon eye contact.


    woof bark growl:

    Cash 2.0 Great Dane at Laguna Beach 7

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  26. Steve trickler says:

    Harold Baldr, in the thick of it.

    22 Dec 2022.

    ■ ARGENTINA, BUENOS AIRES: I didn’t pay much attention to this World Cup but before it kicked off, and since Italy whom I normally support didn’t even qualify, I decided to support Portugal and Argentina, hoping they’d meet in a final that’d feature the two all time greats, Ronaldo vs. Messi in the final.

    Sadly Portugal didn’t make it past the quarter final, but once Argentina did after beating Netherlands, it became increasingly clear to me that this was their year and they were going to win. I’ve always wanted to visit Argentina as it’s famous for the River Plate vs. Boca rivalry, quality steaks and awesome wine. It’s also said to be quite different from other countries in latin America and somewhat of an Italy clone.

    Two days before the world cup final Simon Wilson rang me and asked if I wanted to join. 12 hours later we were on the plane from Amsterdam to Buenos Aires….

    Argentina is Crazy! 🇦🇷

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  27. Steve trickler says:

    That German **** needs to be shot towards the Sun. Argentina celebrates with a sporting victory and most are oblivious to Klaus and his influence on their politics.

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  28. Steve trickler says:

    The fly flying around the room, lives. No fly spray from me. I’ll try in the morning to get her out.

    They are good for pollination.

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  29. mh says:

    I don’t know where this video goes, via the Infowars platform

    Del Bigtree with Dr Ryan Cole

    Pathologist Reveals What Is Really In The COVID Vaccines

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  30. mh says:

    Charlie Kirk
    If you speak in front of Congress you should wear a suit and tie. I don’t care if you are a CIA plant.
    10:39 AM · Dec 22, 2022

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  31. kaysee kaysee says:

    New Zealand Documentary Memorial Day
    (Silent No More NZ)

    A powerful story of the “Memorial Day” event, and the delivery of a petition to New Zealand’s Parliament in Wellington.

    Brave injured people and their families gather together to share their grief and suffering at a memorial service for Rory Nairn, who died as a result of the newly invented pharmaceutical. all those who have suffered injury. This peaceful event is interrupted by a large police presence, low flying helicopters and police photographers snapping images of the sick and suffering, some in wheelchairs, for “intelligence gathering purposes.”

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  32. kaysee kaysee says:

    Rand Paul

    Humiliates Rinos in Office With His Rendition of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’

    “Now McConnell, now Schumer, now Pelosi and Vixen! On Biden, on Stupid on Dumber and Blitzen!”

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  33. kaysee kaysee says:

    Zelensky to US Congress

    “Your money is not charity,” Zelensky said, clad in the khaki fatigues that have been his public uniform throughout the 300 days of conflict. “It is an investment in the global security and democracy.”


    1/ The Billions of dollars in US aid was not charity but theft.
    It is stealing from the poor to give to the rich.

    2/ Zelensky does not know the meaning of democracy.
    He is an autocrat.

    3/ Wonder what MAGA patriots think about this?

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  34. kaysee kaysee says:

    The woman arrested by the thought police (comment posted yesterday).

    Isabel shares her story here.

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  35. kaysee kaysee says:



    Dr. Aseem Malhotra
    Calls BULLSH*T on Claims the Vaccines Have Saved 20 Million Lives “It’s the lowest quality ever level of evidence” “It’s basically bullsh*t! Let’s just call it out for what it is — bullsh*t. It’s science fiction. It’s marketing. It’s fraud.”

    This ABC journo did not have the courage to speak up when it was necessary.
    But now, Dr Kerryn Phelps is so inspiring.

    As the tweet poster says:

    It’s “safe” to come out of the closet now , ABC Journo. I am beyond angry at their silence up to now.

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  36. mh says:

    Ursula von der Leyen

    She stated in a speech that in nine months of the war, “More than 100,000 Ukrainian military officers have been killed so far,” adding that some 20,000 civilians had also perished. This was not all. After the number was revealed in the media, all efforts were made to remove the figure from the public eye.

    If the US is going to keep gifting tens of billions to arm Ukraine, isn’t there a single congressman or Senator that can ask him a simple question:
    Mr Zelensky, how many deaths are you willing to accept?

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  37. mh says:

    Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC) exposed what he called a “sinister” provision in the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill where no less than $575 million is to be spent on aborting Americans in areas with high population growth.

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  38. Old bloke says:

    Inside the Oval Office, Joe Biden told Volodymyr Zelensky his country had “inspired the world” and announced additional security assistance, including long-range Patriot missile systems.

    Biden praised President BELENSKY and his support for the IRANIAN people.

    Belensky’s speech to Congress, kisses Pelosi, good investment. Putin, Russia is fighting NATO. U/1

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  39. mh says:

    Fox News host Tucker Carlson gives his take on Ukrainian President Zelenskyy’s address to Congress on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’

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  40. mh says:

    Tucker is good, but halfway in he slips into silly voice mode.

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  41. mh says:

    Footage of the Red Army

    Sensational film footage of Berlin after the surrender (May 3, 1945)

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  42. Shy Ted says:

    Dr Safe and Effective makes it all the way tp the US
    Comments too which Dr Safe and Effective shouldn’t read

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  43. mh says:

    Graeme Powell
    Replying to
    @eleni_roussos and @drkerrynphelps
    Feel sorry for people blackmailed into getting the jab to keep their job. Those who volunteered are as dumb as dog shit – no sympathy.

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