Open Thread – Saturday, 17 September 2022

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  1. Old bloke says:

    Steve trickler says:
    September 22, 2022 at 11:58 am

    Dutchsinse:

    9/21/2022 — Large earthquake unrest taking place — Forecast + Outlook for every region worldwide

    Mark 13:8 (KJV)
    For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

    That USGS map of the world’s plates is interesting (around the 5 mins. mark) as it shows that the New Zealand north and south islands are on two different plates. You learn something new everyday.

  2. Steve trickler says:

    Horse face and Castro.

    “We have so much in common”…yep, both are worthy of a noose.

    I don’t see any bugs on the table….looks to be ham on that dish.

    That should have been a plate, half hay and half bugs.

    ***********

    Carl Vernon:

    1:43

    We have so much in common

  3. Arky says:

    Brilliant sunshiny day in Melbourne. Light breeze.
    Took the daughter to the local rugby paddock to run laps.
    ..
    Alright. I reckon I might settle my social media use here at Adam’s.
    He seems on top of moderation and has toughed it out through some lean times, and fixed all the glitches.

  4. kaysee kaysee says:

    Now Dilbert is racist!

    A popular comic strip has been canned by 77 newspapers after its creator Scott Adams started incorporating anti-woke plotlines, including a black character who identifies as white.

    Adams’ much-loved ‘Dilbert’ comics have been in circulation since 1989 and frequently pokes fun at office culture, but he announced he was sensationally dropped by publisher Lee Enterprises.

    One of his most recent controversial comic strips included a black worker, who identifies as white, being asked to also identify as gay to boost his company’s environmental, social, and governance ratings.

    Dave, his reoccurring character, replies: ‘Depends how hard you want me to sell it,’ before the boss responds: ‘Just wear better shirts.’

  5. kaysee kaysee says:

    The LG group kept adding letters of the alphabet to represent its growing clan. The LGBTXYZ yadida, is now rewinding.

    One of the deadly sins. Pride and fall.

    1/
    Elderly Gay Activist Assaulted by Trans Protesters
    at Vermont Pride Parade

    A prominent gay rights leader who helped organize New York City’s first gay pride march in 1970 claims he was attacked by radical transgender activists over the weekend while he protested their movement during a gay pride parade in Vermont.

    2/
    A pic of the two main characters in the drama.

    3/
    On the other hand, in very woke Canada, the absurd and ridiculous is deemed acceptable and normal.

    Canadian high school says it is ILLEGAL to criticize trans teacher
    with huge prosthetic breasts

    Kayla Lemieux, a Manufacturing Technology teacher at Oakville Trafalgar High School in Ontario, was recently pictured instructing a shop class with the large prosthetics on, which stretch her clothing and stick out prominently.

    Despite the heavy backlash and reports that some students are skipping class, The Halton District School Board defended the teacher and said it would no longer answer questions about the issue because it was a ‘personnel matter.’

    Some students are reportedly skipping class over the incident, while others say most don’t seem to care about the situation

    What happens next? Will there be a high enough number of parents and students to keep up the backlash or withdraw their children from the school?

  6. kaysee kaysee says:

    Kari Lake:

    1/
    Democrat shift to communism

    2/
    Women aren’t equal to men.
    We are COMPLIMENTARY to one another.

  7. Arky says:

    I have been thinking about the spirit of these times, which seems to be one of division and no compromises, verging at times towards hatred.
    Not the fake “hate” of “hate speech” as fictionalised by the woke, but real hate. Which is a thing to grapple with if you are an adult. A serious topic.
    ..
    Where is it coming from? On the scale of politics, especially American politics, we have Democrats who refer to Republicans as “Deplorables” and who giggle with delight at the idea of the FBI perp walking Republican supporters out of their homes in the early hours for minor or fake charges. The now six year long ridiculous fantasy of Donald Trump behind bars too. Unbelievably, this has been pushed by previously mainstream TV channels. On the other hand, we have Republicans referring to “Demon rats”. And the assumption from the right is that the left consists of various fools and perverts led by outright traitors and criminals. In fact the “criminal” slur is now used to refer to the enemy by all sides at the merest suspicion of malfeasance.
    ..
    Whataboutism reigns supreme. If one of theirs mentions the latest outrage, (real or imagined) by one of ours, then we have a whole library of previous atrocities we can throw back to excuse or derail the current question.
    ..
    Another oldie, but goodie resurrected from the left of the 1960s: if someone nominally on your side balks at supporting one of ours, at any time for any reason, or crosses the aisle on one vote, that person is a RINO or a LINO. A fake, a plant. Or a sucker who just doesn’t understand how the game must be played now, because the other side is despicable and cheating and homicidal and about to usher in a new reign of tyranny.
    ..
    And if they are using the FBI as a new Gestapo, if they do cheat and lie and kill and white ant and wish to change the nation beyond repair and do away with us because we oppose their evil plans, why shouldn’t we respond with hate?
    What’s not to hate?
    ..
    What are you on about Arky? All this is well documented. They stole an election, they opened the border, they weaponised the FBI and the IRS. Haven’t you watched CNN and MSNBC and The View and seen how deranged and dangerous and irresponsible the coverage? Can’t you tell what they think of us? Haven’t you seen what they are doing in the schools now?
    ..
    Well yes. That’s the problem. The politically indoctrinated on both sides have come to the conclusion that the other side is evil and must be stopped at almost any cost.
    ..
    What is the absolutely worst thing that can happen to a man?
    It is that they get exactly and completely what they think they want and then have to live out the consequences of that reality.
    Because in so doing they would realise, as everything turns completely to sh*t, how defective and incomplete their view of the world, their own capacities and their place in things. Because all of us are. Mostly, in almost all things, utterly useless.
    ..
    Nature has provided a solution to this problem. It has designed into the human population such a plethora of different types of utter uselessness that on a whole, in the ongoing battle between all the different ways of thinking, almost always the correct and optimal solution for any set of circumstances eventually emerges.
    ..
    On a more practical level, we could ask if there are any other solutions to the problems posed by the other side, short of immersing ourselves in hatred and all the awfulness that means. Let me list these things and see if there are alternative solutions to stroke inducing anger and hate.
    1. Election fraud. You could form an angry mob and March on heaven. Or more usefully you could ensure ahead of times that you have enough observers in place to retard the rate of fraud. If they wait until your count is in to release their count after stuffing the required number of ballots you could delay your count. You could do the hard work of fighting the legal battles before the vote is counted to ensure the count is conducted in as fair a manner as possible. So there is an upcoming election, what should YOU do? Prepare to rage online after it is stolen, or organise yourself to help do the things before hand that ensure as fair as possible a count?
    ..
    2. “They are indoctrinating the school kids. They want a whole generation from which to draw their new cadre”. Well yes, they are doing something almost like that. You need to get your children out of there, and if everyone does the same, then that system will collapse. Problem solved, without the need for angry phone calls to some tutu wearing activist teacher. Conservative, independent Catholic schools. Take your children there after a careful interview to ensure the principal shares your values.
    ..
    3. “They threw that bloke I always used to watch off social media”. Get off social media. It’s run by greedy pricks who sell your data. “That bloke” who you always used to watch has his own website and sponsors. Go there instead.
    ..
    4. “I have to get a toxic shot if I want to keep my job. My employer will sack me and I’ll lose my house”. The problem here isn’t that your employer will sack you if you don’t get a shot. The problem here is that you took a job with an organisation which will sack you if you don’t get the shot. You always were employed by d*cks. Now, at least, you know what they are. Shouldn’t you take steps to ensure your future and find employment with someone who isn’t a fascist d*ck?
    ..
    5. “Arky, isn’t the real problem that we’re moving from a high trust society to a low trust society”? What is “society”? What is your society? Is it everyone in the country? No it isn’t. You CHOOSE your society. You choose where you live, what school your children go to, what media you consume and who your friends are. If you can’t trust any of them, change them.

  8. kaysee kaysee says:

    Here is Col. Doug Macgregor discussing the latest in the Ukraine. A different view to Victor Davis Hansen.

    Biden is a puppet. Zelensky is a puppet. The MSM is made up of puppets.

    Had Putin and Zelensky been left to deal with their issues (having neutral parties as peacebrokers, if need be), this war would have ended within a few weeks. Or, there wouldn’t have been a war.

    Col. Macgregor is right.
    None of this has anything to do with us. We should not be involved.

  9. kaysee kaysee says:

    It may seem baffling how the tranny movement came to be so powerful that no one can dare say anything negative about it and not get flogged in the media/social media for it.

    The reason may well be the dollars connected to trannyism. Here is a story about Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC)at its The Pediatric Transgender Clinic.

    Daily Wire host Matt Walsh uncovered shocking details where the clinic performs “gender-affirming” double mastectomies on minor girls and offers puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones for minors as well.

    Details:
    1/
    In brief:
    Matt with Tucker Carlson
    .
    2/
    ‘Huge Money Maker’:
    Video Reveals Vanderbilt’s Shocking Gender ‘Care,’ Threats Against Dissenting Doctors
    .

    3/
    We Investigated Our Local Hospital’s Gender Butchery Clinic. Here’s What We Found. | Ep. 1025

  10. kaysee kaysee says:

    As mentioned in my comment earlier (2.17 pm), there is a rift opening up between homosexuals (LG) and the others in the qwerty clan.

    1/
    At one time, the Lesbians-Gays were the main force fighting for rights. Now, gays have been banned by PayPal, Venmo and Google.
    Why? Because they are not just “Gays” but Gays Against Groomers.
    They are: A coalition of gays against the sexualization, indoctrination and medicalization of children.

    Big Tech is banning them. What does it say about Big Tech?

    2/
    Women’s Summit Rep
    The Forbes Women’s Summit invited this person to speak. This is what @Forbes thinks of women.

  11. mh says:

    Happy National Day of Mourning to all Cats.

  12. Eyrie says:

    Arky: You CHOOSE your society. You choose where you live, what school your children go to, what media you consume and who your friends are. If you can’t trust any of them, change them.

    It isn’t as easy as that. They will bus in kids from bad neighbourhoods in the name of “equality”. Then they’ll re-zone your nice residential area to allow rented blocks of flats full of welfare cases. Your protests will go unheeded or you will be broken in to or have your house set on fire as well as being publicly excoriated for being a “racist”. You may lose your job.
    Sorry but it’s too late for your solution.
    As for election observing, they’ll use lawfare to prevent your observers from being present.
    You may also be battling find conservative independent Catholic schools. They are all woke to at least some large extent.

  13. Shy Ted says:

    Point 4, Arky. Behind the scenes there are incentives and threats for employers to toe the line so looking for a friendlier employer has only met with targetting of those actual businesses. Tens of thousands of small businesses went under due to the lockdown rules and one way or another being made unable to trade. It rests fairly and squarely with politicians. The culpable poliarticians have been lobbied to death, or rather, wealth, by big business who get a lot of their contracts from government. It’s a big circle using our tax $$.
    Did anybody notice, of the Royals, 2 princes were out of uniform?
    Stiff upper lip, chaps. you’re gonna need it.

    Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, stepped down as senior members of the royal family in 2020 – notably pointing to the unendurable pressures of their titles, racism from in and out of the media and a lack of support from “the institution” of the British monarchy.

    Of course it was.

  14. Arky says:

    I walked through Melbourne uni’s Ballieu library earlier this week. I wanted to show my daughter what an impressive place it was. From my memories of the 1990s it was floor after huge floor of bookshelves full of academic works.
    Not so impressive now. They must have digitised it all.
    There was very few actual books there, and just a horde of really creepy looking youths lounging around funky tables in total silence, their eyeballs fixated on whatever device they were using.
    It was horrible.
    Then it dawned on me. This was the lockdown generation.
    Poor bloody things.

  15. Shy Ted says:

    There is a simple solution
    He looks familiar, despite the cultural appropriation of the hair
    But we’re asked to believe a country like Ukr voted for the progressives?

  16. Arky says:

    Eyrie says:
    September 22, 2022 at 5:08 pm

    Shy Ted says:
    September 22, 2022 at 5:24 pm
    Point

    ..
    I agree with you both on the difficulty, and it’s getting harder too.
    But the worm must turn. I believe things run in cycles. Not a perfect pendulum, but things do surge back and forth. And living with any form of hatred is damaging.
    WRT schools, we interviewed a number recently before moving E. We found two that have good, conservative values and moved her to the nearest of the two. We moved her from a top, very expensive, old church girl’s school because the worst schools aren’t the state schools, they are the schools where the children of the ruling class get indoctrinated onto this crap.

  17. mh says:

    Alex Jones Indicts The Elite In Press Conference At Sandy Hook Trial

    https://banned.video/watch?id=632b92e7e706e307ad5b0308

  18. Arky says:

    I could listen to this bloke all day.
    Maverick of Wall Street:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJCSdVNZRPs

  19. Shy Ted says:

    Knock knock
    Whos’ there?
    Covid cops
    Yeah, right
    No, really
    Start with the ferals and see where it gets ya.

  20. mh says:

    I’ve no idea what ‘far right’ means when corporate media uses the term, and I doubt they do either. But if any of these change agents hate Antony Blinken and Victoria Nuland then I say good luck to them.

    Italy’s voters head to the polls on Sunday in a snap general election that is likely to see a government led by a far-right party come to power, marking a massive political shift for a country already dealing with ongoing economic and political instability.

    Polls prior to Sept. 9 (when a blackout period began) showed a right-wing coalition easily winning a majority of the seats in the slimmed-down lower and upper houses of parliament.

    The coalition is led by Giorgia Meloni’s far-right Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy), and includes three other right-leaning parties: Lega, under Matteo Salvini, Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia and a more minor coalition partner, Noi Moderati.

    The Brothers of Italy party stands out from the crowd and is expected to gain the largest share of the vote for a single party. It’s seen getting almost 25% of the vote, according to poll aggregator Politiche 2022, far ahead of its nearest right-wing ally Lega, which is expected to get around 12% of the vote.

  21. Shy Ted says:

    On the local radio yesterday I heard an ad-dressed-up-as-a-news-item for Zuckerberg’ Meta, to replace FB. Quite sick once you recognise what it is. Anyway
    Lovely little graph in it but these tech titans with share prices far outpacing real valuations and their paper fortunes. Good. Not as good as hanging though.

  22. mh says:

    On Russia, the Brothers of Italy is firmly pro-Ukraine. This puts it somewhat at odds with its right-wing coalition partner the League party, whose leader Matteo Salvini recently called on the EU to “rethink” its sanctions on Russia.

  23. Steve trickler says:

    Doc Coleman:

    Doctors and Nurses Betrayed Patients – and Themselves
    22ND SEPTEMBER 2022

    This article was first published over two years ago – on 12.7.20. Sadly, it remains perfectly valid today.

    A growing number of doctors and nurses appear to be waking up and questioning the absence of any science behind the coronavirus hoax.

    That’s very nice, and I congratulate them.

    But what the devil took them so long?

    Why did they wait so long to speak out?

    Their silence betrayed their patients, their profession and themselves.

    Only a complete moron could have thought that this manufactured ‘crisis’ necessitated the closure of hospitals and GP surgeries.

    How could doctors stand by seeing cancer patients deprived of essential treatment? The NHS should have been stoned not clapped.

    There was never any greater risk than there is with the flu every year.

    Indeed, the figures show that the ordinary flu bug has always posed a much bigger risk than the coronavirus.

    So far this year the coronavirus has affected 10 million people worldwide.

    The flu can affect 1 billion people in the same period.

    And the mortality rates for the two are almost identical.

    We don’t close down hospitals and clinics whenever the flu appears.

    So, obviously, this was a politically motivated closure of hospitals, shops, businesses and so on. And doctors should have seen that.

    And just as the closure of hospitals will result in far more deaths than covid 19 so the wearing of masks will result in far more deaths than could possibly be saved. Wearing a mask reduces blood oxygen levels. I have seen car drivers with masks on. I’ve even seen bus drivers wearing masks. These things reduce blood oxygen. There will, before long, be a disaster with a bus crashing because the driver was wearing a mask and became hypoxic.

    Why else do you think governments everywhere admit that people with respiratory or heart problems don’t have to wear a mask?

    And the stupid rules about social distancing were never justified. There was never any science to support them.

    Anyone who believes in the twin heresies of social distancing and masks is, by definition, either certifiably insane, a cretin or on the dark side of the human race. Most are left wing, pro EU fascists and believers in the climate change nonsense.

    Doctors and nurses who are now waking up to the fact that they’ve been tricked are claiming that they were told that if they spoke out they would be punished.

    Well, it’s true that the authorities are punishing doctors who dare to question the official line. I know of a doctor in the UK who was struck off the medical register for questioning the coronavirus story. And in the USA Dr Scott Jensen,a doctor who is also a state senator, is being investigated for making statements about the similarity of the coronavirus to the flu and about the way death certificates were being signed.

    And it is also true that simple and effective remedies have been banned or demonised simply so that we could all be prepared for the vaccine.

    But if most of the doctors in a big hospital spoke out no bureaucrat would dare to strike them all off the register. If 500 doctors stood up for the truth it would be impossible to take away all their licences.

    `I work in a hospital,’ wrote one brave NHS employee. ‘So far none of the nurses, doctors or domestics has been off sick. And patients with the coronavirus are transported all around the hospital, to X ray, to CT scan and to the ward and yet mysteriously no one gets infected.’

    What sort of spineless people are working in health care these days? That’s the sort of excuse popular with lesser war criminals.

    Still, looking on the slightly bright side, some of them are waking up and now realise that the coronavirus hoax was exactly that – a piece of political trickery, conceived and executed by people with hidden agendas. The damage done by the hospital closures will be massive. And the mental issues caused by the fear will be long lasting – even permanent. Millions are suffering from severe depression as a result of the lies that have been told. Suicide rates are going to rocket.

    Any doctors who are still social distancing and wearing masks outside the operating theatre should be ashamed of themselves. They, like much of the rest of the population, have been made fools of and if they had any professional pride left they would be red faced, embarrassed by their own gullibility and ashamed of how easily they’ve been made part of a wicked conspiracy and made to look like fools.

    Now is the time for the medical and nursing professions to stand up and to demand some answers and explanations from the leaders of their professions and from the administrators who gave the orders which have led to tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths.

    They should also insist that hospitals are now opened fully and that patients are told that there is nothing to fear.

    For although a growing number of doctors now realise that the coronavirus scare is hoax there are still hospitals and administrators who are behaving as though we were in the middle of an outbreak of the bubonic plague.

    The latest piece of lunacy in the NHS is for the people in charge to suggest that patients who want treatment at an Accident and Emergency department should telephone and make an appointment.

    NHS England’s national medical director has reportedly told the House of Commons health and social care committee that the health service wanted patients to telephone first and be given a timed slot to attend the A&E department.

    I’ve heard everything now.

    Patients who are desperate for help, bleeding, in pain, with bones sticking out at funny angles will be expected to telephone and make an appointment to be seen in the accident and emergency department. Triage will, it seems, now be done by teenagers on the telephone. What qualifications will they have? GCSE in woodwork, perhaps?

    Distraught relatives will have to telephone and fix an appointment before going to the hospital. Is the plan simply to kill more patients? Did the hospital closures not kill enough?

    I will tell you what is going to happen.

    Everyone is going to ring for an ambulance. And who can blame them?

    As for hospitals, well even the Royal College of Physicians admits that many NHS services will not get back to full capacity for more than a year.

    Millions of patients will wait too long. Patients in pain will have to wait for more than a year for treatment. Waiting times will be obscenely long. Tens of thousands will not be seen until it is too late. Tens of thousands of people who could have lived will die.

    Around the world the death toll from the hoax will be measured in millions.

    Comparatively few will have died of the coronavirus.

    The vast majority will have died because they were shut out, abandoned or too frightened to seek help.

    And the medical and nursing professions have to take responsibility for all that pain, that sorrow and those deaths.

    Doctors should not have accepted the unscientific gibberish behind the coronavirus hoax. Before allowing hospitals to be shut down they should have asked questions. It was never difficult to see that mistakes were being made.

    Doctors and nurses betrayed their patients and their professions but they also betrayed themselves.

    Too many were happy to accept the weekly applause and the praise when they knew that they deserved neither.

    It is time now for the healing professions to make amends.

    They should make it clear to the administrators and the politicians that they are no longer prepared to accept the coronavirus nonsense.

    They should demand their government’s medical advisors be sacked. They should demand that all members of the elite, medical establishment be sacked too.

    They should demand that social distancing be abandoned and that masks should be burned.

    They should tell the public that there is nothing to fear.

    And they should be prepared to work long hours to clear the backlog of patients as quickly as possible.

    There really is no choice.

    If doctors and nurses do not stand up then they will be truly unworthy.

    This article was originally a script for a YouTube video in July 2020. The video was taken down almost as quickly as it was put up.

    Link

  24. Arky says:

    You have to feel sorry for the last couple of years worth of year 12 students going into uni.
    It’s no wonder the behave a little weird.

  25. Arky says:

    We will be copping the consequences of these lock downs for years.
    The thing that got me the most was that usually, in a busy university library, you expect a quiet hum of low voices.
    This was really creepy. Hundereds of young people in total silence. The lock downs have changed these young people’s lives forever.

  26. Arky says:

    And just as the closure of hospitals will result in far more deaths than covid 19 so the wearing of masks will result in far more deaths than could possibly be saved.

    ..
    Well, it will have shifted the mortality from one age group to another, from one cohort to another, which in and of itself is immoral. Plus the major disruptions as I mentioned above.

  27. Steve trickler says:

    dutchsinse:
    2 hours ago

    ALERT: A new M6.8 to M7.0 range earthquake has struck Mexico… same rough location….

    Things are really moving!

  28. Arky says:

    ALERT: A new M6.8 to M7.0 range earthquake has struck Mexico… same rough location….

    ..
    When were in Taiwan the earthquakes were damn near constant.
    In a high rise building you could feel the thing moving all the time.

  29. mh says:

    Turkey President Erdoğan on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the future of NATO

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qzCCSmm3Ok

  30. Steve trickler says:

    Arky says:
    September 22, 2022 at 5:25 pm
    I walked through Melbourne uni’s Ballieu library earlier this week. I wanted to show my daughter what an impressive place it was. From my memories of the 1990s it was floor after huge floor of bookshelves full of academic works.
    Not so impressive now. They must have digitised it all.
    There was very few actual books there, and just a horde of really creepy looking youths lounging around funky tables in total silence, their eyeballs fixated on whatever device they were using.
    It was horrible.
    Then it dawned on me. This was the lockdown generation.
    Poor bloody things.

    I was on a job where we removed thousands upon thousands of books from a particular Uni’s library. Had an engineer visit the site for whatever reason and decided to rummage through them all before disposal. He found an engineering book that ended behind a display cabinet in his firm. He said it was worth about $600 bucks from memory.

    No student had booked it out for close to a decade from memory.

    All went to be pulped.

  31. Arky says:

    All went to be pulped.

    ..
    Bloody hell.
    I guess they are sure it’s all secure and we aren’t going to lose all that knowledge.
    I vaguely remember the debate about it when it first was contemplated.
    But I still like an actual book made of paper.

  32. Steve trickler says:

    Dutchsinse has another clip up in about twenty minutes. It should be a brief update.

    Carole King – I Feel the Earth Move (from Welcome To My Living Room)

  33. Steve trickler says:

    Arky says:
    September 22, 2022 at 8:35 pm
    All went to be pulped.

    The Uni did not want people to know about it. A truck driver who carted them off to be pulped said the staff at facility tasked with doing it were shocked.

    True Story.

  34. mh says:

    This was really creepy. Hundereds of young people in total silence.

    Quiet in the library.
    Just how it should be.

  35. mh says:

    Karl Stefanovic has been embroiled in a police investigation after a waiter alleged he was touched by the breakfast show star at a cancer fundraiser in Brisbane

  36. Arky says:

    Quiet in the library.
    Just how it should be.

    ..
    MH it was one of the creepiest things I have ever experienced. In a place I spent many years.
    Like children of the corn.
    Wrong, all wrong.

  37. Arky says:

    Playing Risk with the family.
    Daughter loved it and she is extremely lucky, seldom loses.

  38. Arky says:

    It’s the Doctor Who Risk version.
    With Daleks.

  39. mh says:

    Karl Stefanovic needs to learn from Michael Bolton

    Michael Bolton – Can I Touch You… There? (Video)

  40. mh says:

    The Bank of England voted to raise its base rate to 2.25% from 1.75% Thursday, lower than the 0.75 percentage point increase that had been expected by many traders.

    Inflation in the U.K. dipped slightly in August but at 9.9% year-on-year remained well above the bank’s 2% aim. Energy and food have seen the biggest price rises, but core inflation, which strips out those components, is still at 6.3% on an annual basis.

    The BOE dropped its key rate, known as the Bank Rate, down to 0.1% in March 2020 in an attempt to prop up growth and spending at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. However, as inflation began to rise sharply late last year, it was among the first major central banks to kick off a hiking cycle at its December meeting.

    ***

    There is something called the Taylor rule which is about the base rate needing to get above the cpi figure in order to tame inflation.

    Even with the latest rise, the BoE is a mile from that scenario.

  41. Arky says:

    The girl swept the entire board again.
    I hope I never have to face her in command of a dalek invasion for real. Annihilated Mum and all.

  42. Steve trickler says:

    A bloke walking his dog.

    ***********

    woof bark growl:

    Cash 2.0 Great Dane at Bass Pro Shops 5

  43. mh says:

    Jared Kushner Criticizes Ron DeSantis Over Martha’s Vineyard Migrant Flights

    by Paul Joseph Watson

    Says he was ‘troubled’ by the stunt.

    https://www.infowars.com/posts/jared-kushner-criticizes-ron-desantis-over-marthas-vineyard-migrant-flights/

  44. JohnJJJ says:

    All went to be pulped.
    Yes it is fascinating. If you do an estimate on the number of houses with books and the businesses with libraries, we are in for a flood of pulp over the next ten years. Our local second hand bookshop now just puts out boxes and boxes of free books.
    My library will be my funeral pyre.

  45. Steve trickler says:

    No doubt part two will follow. It looks like the useless pigs from NSW will feature once again….we shall see.

    Aussie Cossack:

    Penny WRONG / Giovanni POLICE chase & “Straya ain’t got a dog in this fight”

  46. Steve trickler says:

    Tony Heller:

    YouTube contaminates most of my videos with United Nations junk science propaganda about fossil fuels.

    YouTube Clown Show (Part 2)

  47. mh says:

    Powell warns of US recession
    The Fed chairman concedes that the need to defeat inflation is so urgent that US interest rates will keep rising at the expense of growth and jobs.

    Powell and the Fed didn’t forecast the inflation.
    When it arrived they incorrectly said inflation was transitory.
    Why should anyone believe the Fed can defeat inflation?

  48. Old bloke says:

    Europe to lose 40% of its industrial capacity in the coming months. What a miserable situation, businesses closing down, ten or hundreds of thousands finding themselves unemployed, no energy for heating, food becoming scarce and unaffordable.

    And for the Poms, the local pubs will be closing so there’s no refuge there.
    Rolling Blackouts. EU LNG lies come back to haunt Collective West

  49. Steve trickler says:

    Del Bigtree going off and sticking the proverbial boot into Trump. Frankly, he deserves it IMO, although others opinions may vary. Decide for yourself.

    **********

    The Highwire:

    Del Bigtree of The Highwire expresses his outrage with Anthony Fauci for his poorly planned and colossally ineffective COVID-19 policies and at President Donald Trump for giving Fauci the keys to our car:

    “You, Donald Trump, gave him [Fauci] the keys to our car and a million of us died in that car accident. And more. And counting. So, yes, we had an idiot at the wheel. But who put him at the wheel? It’s time to start talking about this…”

    Del Bigtree Goes Ballistic Over Anthony Fauci & Donald Trump

  50. Steve trickler says:

    Full show:

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

    The HighWire with Del Bigtree:

    The Remdesivir Lawsuits; Big Tech Censorship Lawsuit Heats Up; ICAN FOIA: CDC Celebrated Censorship of Del Bigtree; Septic Science; #TrudeauMustGo

    GUESTS: Daniel Watkins, Michael Hamilton, Paul Marik, M.D., Pierre Kory, M.D.

    Episode 286: SEPTIC SCIENCE

  51. Steve trickler says:

    That bitch Deborah Birx should not be left of the hook, too. She’s a lying cow.

  52. mh says:

    ASX200 today 6,577.40.

    This is well below the ASX200 peak under John Howard in 2007.

  53. kaysee kaysee says:

    Vax-Injured Pilots Scared to Come Forward,
    Warns Freedom Flyers Founder

    Countless pilots across America who were injured by the Covid injections mandated by Joe Biden are too scared to come forward about their injuries because it would jeopardize their careers, warned US Freedom Flyers founder Josh Yoder in this interview with The New American’s Alex Newman on Conversations That Matter. This situation is endangering the safety of passengers, and the FAA is to blame, he said.

    The organization Freedom Flyers, dedicated to fighting against mandates and other assaults on the individual rights of those in the airline industry, has used lawsuits and political pressure to preserve freedom. And yet, the feds are still hoping to force experimental jabs on pilots and others.

  54. custard says:

    Testing

  55. custard says:

    I didn’t realise there was another Cat!

  56. kaysee kaysee says:

    Fires at Power Stations

    1/
    Australia

    Amid a power shortage crisis, a power station goes up in flames… conveniently

    .
    2/
    Netherlands

    Flevoland, Netherlands… Massive fire at a power substation. There’s too many food and energy plants catching fire for this to be a coincidence… this is a manufactured crisis.

    .
    3/
    United States

    The manufactured energy crisis rolls on with a massive explosion at a natural gas plant in Oklahoma..

    .

  57. kaysee kaysee says:

    4/
    Venezuela

    First Cuba and now Venezuela… another oil refinery goes up in smoke during the manufactured energy crisis… lightning once again the excuse.

    .
    5/
    United States (again)

    Toledo, Ohio… The manufactured energy crisis rolls on with yet another oil refinery going up in smoke

  58. Arky says:

    custard says:
    September 23, 2022 at 2:16 pm
    I didn’t realise there was another Cat!

    ..
    You will find this version well moderated.

  59. kaysee kaysee says:

    Black kids (and their parents) are not buying BLM and CRT.

    1/
    Black Child Reacts to Disney’s New “Black Ariel”

    2/
    Critical Race Theory

  60. Steve trickler says:

    I am just waiting for SA’s to catch fire.

    **********

    Tony Heller:

    California shut down their largest natural gas power plant and replaced it with a toxic bank of lithium batteries, which is now on fire.

    2:14

    California Dreaming

  61. kaysee kaysee says:

    Sky News:

    ‘Naïve’ to think Russia will lose war, says Dr Jordan Peterson

    There is a big contingent of ignoramuses who think that the Ukraine war is due to one bad guy vs one good guy. So the UN gives standing ovation to the “good” guy giving a speech via videolink. They aren’t really ignorant – they are part of the scam.

    Those who are not naïve and can see the truth have to speak up. As Jordan Peterson says:

    You can’t have a totalitarian state unless every single person is willing to lie about everything, all the time.

  62. kaysee kaysee says:

    Tony Heller:

    California shut down their largest natural gas power plant and replaced it with a toxic bank of lithium batteries, which is now on fire

    Look what they have now.

    Some warmist claims it is old footage and Tesla has added more chargers. So that makes it the same as waiting in the queue to get the car filled up with petrol?

    “Get an EV,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they said.

    This is at an EV charging station in California.

  63. Arky says:

    World War 3 has already started.
    It will be won by those who sort out their energy and war production needs.
    We are not going back to 2015. Or even 2019.
    Russia and China are the central powers.
    America is the maritime power, able to deliver aircraft carrier fleets full of marines and equipment anywhere in the globe.
    When this power passes into history, so will we.

  64. Arky says:

    The excellent Kings and Generals channel on the latest from Ukraine. Detailed commentary and maps:
    ..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hZoQ4xebGw

  65. mh says:

    I’ll give you a tip, Custard.

    General consensus on dash Cat is Trump is a twat, and Kushner should be horse-whipped.

    Beautiful vaccines my arse.

  66. mh says:

    I got this email from Optus this arvo. It begins

    Dear xxxx

    It is with great disappointment I’m writing to let you know that Optus has been a victim of a cyberattack that has resulted in the disclosure of some of your personal information.

    Importantly, no financial information or passwords have been accessed. The information which has been exposed is your name, date of birth, email, phone number, address associated with your account, and the numbers of the ID documents you provided such as drivers licence number or passport number. No copies of photo IDs have been affected.…

  67. kaysee kaysee says:

    I got this email from Optus this arvo. It begins

    Dear xxxx

    The CEO said customers are going to be contacted.

    Optus CEO breaks down during apology to customers after “sophisticated attack”

    Advice from Stephen Fenech yesterday and this morning on the radio.

  68. Cold-Hands says:

    This is at an EV charging station in California.

    It was taken during a Tesla owners convention. The charging station is at the Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo. For more recent rallies, Tesla trucks in portable charging stations with a Tesla Megapack supplying an additional 8 charging stations (of which perhaps 5 can be used simultaneously). Of course, that doesn’t do anything for the prolonged charging time or the fact that the energy used to charge the EVs is predominantly sourced by Fossil fuels. As ICE cars are demonised & eventually banned, it’s only going to get worse.

  69. Cold-Hands says:

    I am just waiting for SA’s to catch fire.

    **********

    Tony Heller:

    California shut down their largest natural gas power plant and replaced it with a toxic bank of lithium batteries, which is now on fire.

    Victoria’s burst into flames even before it became operational.

  70. mh says:

    Thanks KC.
    I will post it as it’s quite short

    Optus has suffered major data breach after being targeted in a cyber attack which resulted in the loss of millions of customers personal information. If you’re an Optus customer should you be worried? The answer is YES.

    The company says the attack occurred sometime on September 21 and exposed the details of more than 11 million customers.

    The information harvested in the attack include names, dates of birth, phone numbers, and email addresses.

    It is believed other information associated with customer accounts including drivers licence numbers and passport numbers have also been hacked.

    Optus says it is working with the Australian Cyber Security Centre and other financial institutions to try to minimise the damage.

    Unfortunately a lot of the information that was stolen can be used to steal customer identitys and do things like take out loans, create credit cards and mobile phone accounts in your name.

    If you are an Optus customer it would be advisable to take some precautions including:

    – changing the password for your Optus accounts and any other account using your Optus email address as your username.

    – activating two factor authentication across all online accounts including banks, social media and any other online account.

    – Pull credit reports using services like ClearScore to see if anyone is applying for a credit card in your name.

    – Keep an eye on credit card and bank statements.

  71. Arky says:

    Another piece of the libertarian/ globalists / economic rationalists ridiculous worldview is collapsing. Moore’s law is dead:

    Is Moore’s law actually dead this time? Nvidia seems to think so
    Chips “going… down in price is a story of the past,” CEO says.

    -NVDIA CEO.
    ..
    https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2022/09/do-expensive-nvidia-graphics-cards-foretell-the-death-of-moores-law/
    ..
    “The idea that the price of chips is going down is a thing of the past”.
    ..
    Libertarians were wrong about everything. Open borders, globalism, China, inflation, supply chains, 3D printing their next car (idiots).

  72. custard says:

    Well the other Cat is massively off the pace in relation to Trump.
    And if this blog thinks Trump is a twat, I strongly disagree.
    I do agree about Kushner however.

  73. mh says:

    Shit happens

    We apologise unreservedly and are devastated this could occur. We are working as hard as possible with the relevant authorities and organisations to ensure no harm comes from this unfortunate occurrence.

    Warm regards,

    Kelly Bayer Rosmarin
    CEO, Optus

  74. mh says:

    This is the level we are at

    ‘Not a tax adviser’: Deputy struggles with granny flat details

    The Deputy Premier has struggled to answer whether Queenslanders renting out granny flats to ease the housing crisis could be liable for extra tax.

  75. Cold-Hands says:

    Another piece of the libertarian/ globalists / economic rationalists ridiculous worldview is collapsing. Moore’s law is dead:

    Is Moore’s law actually dead this time? Nvidia seems to think so
    Chips “going… down in price is a story of the past,” CEO says.

    They’ve been proclaiming the end of Moore’s ‘Law’ every year for ages, but I think it’s premature to write it off at this stage- all NVIDIA’s announcement means is that they don’t want to play anymore, so may end up undercut by the firms that do. The latest advances in Chip production (such as IBM’s 2nm transistors) still haven’t appeared in consumer tech, & increasing the transistor density & decreased power demands is what has enabled “Moore’s ‘Law’ to continue.

  76. mh says:

    Beautiful vaccines

    Myocarditis caused by Covid vaccine led to Dunedin man’s death – coroner
    By Maddy Lloyd, 1News Reporter
    Tue, Sep 20Source: 1News

    https://www.1news.co.nz/2022/09/20/myocarditis-caused-by-covid-vaccine-led-to-dunedin-mans-death-coroner/?fbclid=IwAR0aU_UFHoQmI8GvnOPdfam59njRKFZECXzRoKgGpsq__AqJLbO0DpHbVCI

  77. mh says:

    LogKa
    @LogKa11
    German TV accidentally records Ukrainian vehicle with a swastika/Hakenkreuz

    https://twitter.com/LogKa11/status/1572939407384248320?s=20&t=eKNY5KFVqG33OTea6Sux0w

    ***

    I wonder if Ukranians will paint swastikas on the Bushmasters we are gifting them.

  78. Arky says:

    The latest advances in Chip production (such as IBM’s 2nm transistors) still haven’t appeared in consumer tech, & increasing the transistor density & decreased power demands is what has enabled “Moore’s ‘Law’ to continue.

    ..
    Interesting. Thanks Cold Hands.
    I am a bit of an Intel fan, so I am looking forward to Meteor Lake before building my next system.

  79. kaysee kaysee says:

    For Australia, this Optus cyber attack could be one of the worst. How did a company of this size not have good enough security systems in place? The data that has been hacked into covers all the important details about a person.

    Companies need to get off their wokeism and just do their jobs.

    Optus’ major cyber attack

  80. kaysee kaysee says:

    Revolts against the governments are taking place around the world.
    Who would thought that the Iranian people would get together to protest?

    1/

    This woman Mahsa_Amini would’ve been 23 years old today. She’s been taken away from this world by “The Morality Police” of Iran

    2/

    Police forced to flee to Iran chased by angry crowd.

  81. mh says:

    We ❤️ Optus

    All is forgiven!

    Climate Action
    Greening Optus
    We have an extensive plan to reduce our electricity use and carbon emissions.

    https://www.optus.com.au/about/sustainability/environment/our-environmental-responsibility/carbon-reduction-and-climate-change-action

  82. custard says:

    Is Anthony Albanese the most ignorant person to ever occupy the role of Australian prime minister groovers?

    Or is he simply the most arrogant?

    Speaking to the BBC in the run-up to the Queen’s funeral, he proclaimed himself ‘comfortable’ with the idea of an interventionist monarch – so long as he was intervening in line with Labor party policies.

    Because Mr Albanese views climate change as a threat to the ‘survival of our way of life’ – despite the fact there is no science to back up such an extremist claim – then he is happy for the new monarch to trash the entire concept of a constitutional monarch, and indeed, to tear up our precious 122-year-old Australian constitution.

    In its place he proposes the Albanese Doctrine which says that he and he alone can determine what our constitutional monarch may or may not comment upon.

    This is not some trivial, legalistic fine point of parliamentary niceties.

    This goes to the very heart of our democratic freedoms.

    In essence, Anthony Albanese has said, ‘the King must not interfere in our politics unless of course he agrees with me and in that case he must interfere in our politics and support me’.

    Has there ever been a more dangerous comment made by an Australian prime minister to the world press?

    Or let’s put it another way – according to the Albanese Doctrine and the modern Labor party, something is only political if they say it is political.

    It was Humpty Dumpty who explained that ‘words mean what I say they mean’.

    It is Anthony Albanese who now proclaims something is ‘only political if I say it is political’.

    This isn’t democracy, this is one-party rule and it must be confronted head on and objected to in the strongest language possible.

    Imagine, for example, the outcry if Prime Minister John Howard had said, ‘I urge Her Majesty the Queen to speak out in favour of my WorkChoices legislation.’

    Imagine if Prime Minister Paul Keating had said, ‘This is the recession Her Majesty says we have to have.’

    Imagine if Julia Gillard had said, ‘There will be a carbon tax under a government I lead because the Queen wants us to have one.’

    Or if Malcolm Fraser had said, ‘The Queen insisted we get rid of Gough.’

    The hypocrisy from Anthony Albanese and all those within the Labor movement who by their silence support his BBC comments is appalling.

    Our entire system of government depends on the monarch ensuring the stability of our parliament by never taking sides in any political debates.

    That is something Elizabeth Windsor managed almost flawlessly for 70 years, yet our newly installed Prime Minister is now wandering around the corridors of the BBC urging the new King – who has already committed to not pursue such divisive issues – to do exactly that.

    Mr Albanese claims that the King has an exemption to speak out on climate issues because climate change affects the ‘very survival of our way of life’.

    He’s only partly right.

    It is not climate change per se that is an existential threat to our way of life.

    Despite the protestations of Extinction Rebellion and other extremists and doom-mongers there is no scientific data that supports that proposition – but what is increasingly a threat to our way of life are those chronic energy shortages exacerbated by the very net-zero policies that Mr Albanese, Chris Bowen and others are recklessly pursuing.

    The same polices that the Coalition disgracefully adopted under Scott Morrison at Cop 26 in Glasgow twelve months ago.

    CPAC returns

    Next weekend, the first and second of October, CPAC returns to Sydney. CPAC is the conservative conference that first gained prominence after Kristina Keneally, at the time an Australian Labor senator, denigrated the conference and called for it to be cancelled.

    Naturally, in keeping with her own personal business model, she failed miserably.

    Indeed, her interference guaranteed the success and popularity of the conference.

    The speakers this year are exceptional, incuding Nigel Farage, environmentalists-turned-nuclear campaigners Michael Shellenberger and Zion Lights, Warren Mundine and Jacinta Price.

    HT Nic Nolan

  83. kaysee kaysee says:

    Barbra Streisand

    Memory (Official Video)

  84. mh says:

    I’m tipping Parra tonight.

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