Open Thread – Saturday, 19 February 2022

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  1. Ragu says:

    Latest from Merogenomics on the spike protein

    Special inclusion! Go to the description and click the document from the TGA

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  2. egg_ says:

    Special inclusion!

    Graphene nano-wrigglers?

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  3. Ragu says:

    Nah. Despite being redacted in some parts (the doc is labelled “foi-xxxxx”) it shows a fawning obsequiousness to outsource thinking on this to Phizzzer and the FDA.

    But, a lot of the rumours are true. This shot works its way around the body and pops up in places like the ovaries etc and the cell nucleus. There isn’t much elucidation as to why that is either cool bananas or terrifying, so the TGA defers to Phyzzer.

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  4. Ragu says:

    Just an observation, and maybe shy ted can add to this, there is a huge difference in seeking consent amongst the levels of ‘medicine’.

    When I did my phlebotomy course we are told we get one chance to jab someone, but only after getting positive consent. Personally right before I stick someone I would ask ‘is this okay?’. Words to that effect. Th

    I went down the other month to get a standard booster for whooping cough at the pharmaline joint and received no such luxury. In hospital the same, no consent was asked.

    Then we have old mate, Dr John Campbell, presenting a WHO paper on aspiration for this particular shot and it gets ignored by our local scrub monkeys. This entire thing is a two year shit show of ignorant over educated nobodies getting fucked up the arse whilst jerking off midget chinese cock, aka, of no discernible benefit to society.

    Its enough for us semi depressed types to OD on cane cutters cordial.

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  5. Ragu says:

    Anyway. Back to the rum and other things.

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  6. Ragu says:

    When I did my phlebotomy course

    That sounds so wanky. Apologies

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  7. johanna johanna says:

    No it doesn’t Ragu.

    It indicates that you might just know what you are talking about. 🙂

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  8. mh says:

    The ASX200 saw more than $69 billion in value evaporate on Thursday, in the worst day of trading since September 2020, as Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a military incursion in Ukraine.

    The benchmark index plunged at the open of trade and lost more value as the day wore on, closing down 3 per cent or 215.1 points to 6990.6.

    Every single sector finished Thursday in the red with tech and materials stocks suffering the most, down 6.4 per cent and 4.3 per cent respectively. Mining giants were hit by slumping iron ore prices which were responding to concerns regarding demand prospects in China.

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  9. Arky says:

    Remember when the globalist wanker vampires ruling us used to have a Rusky fetish?
    That was just after they had a fetish for blue collar ordinary Joes and boogied along to Bruce Springsteen and wrote movies about truck drivers smuggling beers and factory workers going deer hunting.
    Will they decide they need us again after all?
    Not so deplorable when they need cannon fodder again, are we?
    How’s fuck off sound?

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  10. mh says:

    The manner of the American withdrawal from Afghanistan was a green light to China and Russia to do what they like.

    Biden didn’t consult allies like Australia at all.

    Why the fvck would Morrison now be leading the charge on sanctions on Russia? What a moron.

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  11. mh says:

    Dow futures down over 800 points.

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  12. mh says:

    The Oz

    Clive Palmer rushed to hospital
    Mining magnate Clive Palmer has been rushed to hospital after ambulances were called to his Queensland home.

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  13. Ragu says:

    Will they decide they need us again after all?

    They’ve got no idea what’s going on. Most of the lower and middle class are still getting a dick in the mouth while trying to get their children into a better situation.

    The psuedo libertarians are too busy white knighting around the fringe to see they are eating each other.

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  14. mh says:

    Game changer

    Dark day: Brisbane turns lights out in solidarity with Ukraine

    Brisbane is showing its solidarity with the people of Ukraine by turning lights out at key locations on Thursday night.

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  15. mh says:

    Aussie Cossack

    Russia Conducts Demilitarisation & Denazification of Ukraine!


    Worth looking at all sides.

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  16. Steve trickler says:

    Johnny FD.

    I woke up to 99+ messages showing that Russia has bombed the capital city of Kyiv where I’m living, and has invaded the country. I’ll take you live on the streets to show you what is happening.

    Live from Ukraine: Russia Bombs Kyiv 🇺🇦

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  17. mh says:

    Now’s the time for Tony Abbott to shirtfront Putin.

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  18. mh says:

    According to Trump, Putin was emboldened by Biden’s complete mishandling of the Afghanistan pullout.

    “He saw the weakness and you know, it really started with the weakness in Afghanistan,” he said. “The way they pulled out of Afghanistan. I really believe that’s where he started thinking he could do this.”

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  19. mh says:

    RNC Research
    Nancy Pelosi confuses Hungary and Ukraine: “If you look at the map and you see Hungary and you see how it is encircled…”

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  20. mh says:

    Prodigal Son
    Analysis & prediction on Ukraine from 6 years ago:

    “The West is leading Ukraine down the primrose path & the end result is Ukraine is going to get wrecked.”

    -John J. Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the U. of Chicago,

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  21. mh says:

    The real tyrant

    Russell Brand
    5.06M subscribers

    Whilst Justin Trudeau has bowed to pressure and revoked the emergency powers he invoked just over a week ago, the Canadian government is now making financial aspects of the Emergencies Act permanent.

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  22. mh says:

    Forget the ridiculous msm headlines today, such as the Courier Mail’s ‘Blood on his hands’.

    If there is Ukranian blood on anyone’s hands it is the US neocons who led Ukraine down the primrose path.

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  23. mh says:

    The awful Australian newspaper has this neocon front and centre

    The faster and harder Biden hits Moscow, the better

    We may be about to witness the largest land war in Europe since 1945. The question is, can America still lead with the strength and determination the world needs? Or will weakness and indecision lead to the humiliation of the West.

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  26. johanna johanna says:

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  27. JohnJJJ says:

    Admin Admin says:
    February 25, 2022 at 9:48 am

    Hello All,
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  28. Shy Ted says:

    Just an observation, and maybe shy ted can add to this, there is a huge difference in seeking consent amongst the levels of ‘medicine’.

    When I did my phlebotomy course we are told we get one chance to jab someone, but only after getting positive consent. Personally right before I stick someone I would ask ‘is this okay?’. Words to that effect.

    You’re right, Ragu, huge difference. Paperwork is clear cut. On the ground it’s about how busy you are. Eg. Lots of injuries in EDs, “when did you last have a Tetanus?” Usually no idea. “Better give you one”. “OK”.
    There’s enormous trust in health professionals and in country areas they can have Godlike status. You need to sign consent before operations but there are so many variables and considerations it just ain’t so. Most folks just want a relief to their suffering and so it’s trust.
    I did my phlebotomy in 1987 on nice veiny arms. Ha! Not like real arms at all and I never got to expert level. Some people do, usually by feel. As for getting the vein first time, I offered an alternative person if I wasn’t sure. And I mean sure cos I’ve missed plenty. But the alternative person was in the same “unsure” boat.
    When I was in mental health there was no consent about it. Ordered under the Mental Health Act and in 99.99% justified.
    And I’ve seen new nurses get tied up in all sorts of unwanted knots trying to do what the paperwork says they have to, usually by causing unnecessary anxiety with adverse reactions.
    if you don’t aspirate on an IM injection you’re a criminal. If there’s blood you have to make a call. Aspirate a bit more, more blood? Stop. Sometimes a drop of blood appears on the skin, sometimes not. It’s about knowledge and judgement.
    And as each year went by I became increasingly concerned at the calibre of increasing numbers of nursing students and graduates.
    And don’t get me started on what psychology and social work were turning out. Nucking futters.

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  29. Ragu says:

    Thanks, Admin, for keeping this place going.

    Hope the new life in QLD is working out for you all.

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  30. Ragu says:

    And as each year went by I became increasingly concerned at the calibre of increasing numbers of nursing students and graduates.
    And don’t get me started on what psychology and social work were turning out. Nucking futters.

    Yeah. The P’s get Degrees crowd stick out. Thanks for the observations, Ted.

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  31. johanna johanna says:

    I am obliged to get annual blood tests to tick the box that allows my GP to prescribe decent painkillers for arthritis. Over the years, I’ve had several different people take blood for these tests, and oh boy – there is a huge range of skill.

    The good ones do it so that I hardly feel a thing and all that remains is a tiny pinprick. The lousy ones hurt and leave a plum sized and cloured bruise that made my GP wonder if I was a closet junkie (‘what is that?’ in a very suspicious tone) when I saw her a week later. Until I explained, much to our mutual relief.

    My veins are not hard to find, BTW, they are quite visible, and my arms are slim.

    I hate to think what the standard of injections delivered by all and sundry because COVID must be like.

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  32. Arky says:

    Al Jazeera, correspondent in Ukraine watching Russian armoured vehicles on road: “and just behind me you can see a column of tanks…”
    No actual tanks in the column. APCs and what looks like armoured guns, but no tanks.
    If you are going to report on military matters, at least learn the basics of the what things are called.

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  33. Arky says:

    These Ukrainians will be done in a couple of days.
    I just hope not too many naive volunteers get sucked into facing main battle tanks and APCs with all the night vision gear and anti- personnel rounds and get turned into human jam in the mean time.

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  34. Black Ball says:

    Hi all. Haven’t checked in for a while. Love you guys

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  35. egg_ says:

    Hello Egg,

    You can now apply for a $50 Stay NSW Voucher if you’re 18 and over.

    The voucher can go towards the cost of booking a stay while helping support NSW accommodation providers impacted by COVID-19. You can use it at hotels, motels, resorts, caravan parks, camping grounds and more.

    Find out which accommodation providers accept Stay NSW Vouchers and start planning your break away.

    You have until 9 October 2022 to use your Stay NSW Voucher.
    Changes to COVID-19 rules

    The following restrictions have now eased:

    Mask rules reduced
    Wearing a mask indoors is recommended when you can’t maintain a safe distance from others and for customer facing retail staff. It will help to protect you, and those around you from respiratory viruses.

    You now only need to wear a mask on public transport, planes, and indoors at airports, hospitals, aged and disability care facilities, corrections facilities, and indoor music festivals with more than 1,000 people.

    Larger music festivals
    There’s no limit to the number of people allowed at music festivals, and singing and dancing are permitted. You must have had at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to attend a music festival with over 1,000 people.

    Reduced hotel quarantine times
    Unvaccinated passengers are now required to enter hotel quarantine for 7 days.

    Non-urgent elective surgery back on the table
    We’ve partly returned non-urgent elective surgery to our public hospitals across NSW, which will increase in stages throughout March.

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  36. egg_ says:

    Kerry C(h)unt’s new “horizon”?

    They relaxed these rules before Xmas, then along came the Moronic variant.

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  37. egg_ says:

    What Really Turned the Sahara Desert From a Green Oasis Into a Wasteland?
    10,000 years ago, this iconic desert was unrecognizable. A new hypothesis suggests that humans may have tipped the balance

    Yet more Anthropogenic devastation?


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  38. mh says:

    If you are in the Greater Brisbane area this arvo, don’t become another flood statistic.

    If it’s flooded, forget the flame grilled whopper.

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  39. cohenite says:

    Pauline’s latest after rub and tug becomes PM; getting rooted literally by bandt the bastard:

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  40. mh says:

    Just dropped

    Aussie Cossack

    Ukraine – Russian war talk with a Man in America

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  41. caveman says:

    I had to put this in under Friday poetry.
    Have a gag on this

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  42. cohenite says:

    egg_ says:
    February 25, 2022 at 6:54 pm
    Stephen King & Other Dumb Lefties Blame Trump For Putin Taking Ukraine

    Salty Cracker

    The left always blame others for what they are doing. Putin is in Ukraine precisely because he knows biden was up to his neck in corruption and graft in that country and is a weak, senile bastard dog. Just like he took Crimea when that black bastard was POTUS now he can act again. The left are traitors and you would have to have dog shit for brains to believe what they vomit.

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  43. Steve trickler says:

    Streamed about 19 minutes ago.

    Johnny FD with Bald lurking in the background.


    Live from Ukraine: Kyiv 🇺🇦

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  44. egg_ says:

    cohenite says:
    February 25, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Salty reckons that the Left even employ “uptick bots” to lead their mindless followers on social meeja platforms.

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