Open Thread – Saturday, 20 August 2022

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  1. Old bloke says:

    Woolfe says:
    August 25, 2022 at 9:01 am

    Huh? Try again
    Perisher snow looking good, be there Sunday

    According to the climate change experts, it’s never going to snow again. Don’t go Woolfe, there’s no snow there, it’s all fake photos and lies.

  2. Old bloke says:

    I just went out to the back verandah for a smoke and found the finches busying themselves with my hanging baskets. They were pulling up loose strands of coconut fibre, must be nest building time again.

    Spring has arrived folks.

  3. Old bloke says:

    It’s fortunate that humans don’t also have a rooting season, if we did then nothing would get done for two or three months every year.

  4. Steve trickler says:

    Tony Heller:

    The traditional scams of climate alarmists about Arctic ice and forest fires are collapsing, so they are turning their attention to ambulance chasing heatwaves.

    “not hype or exaggeration”

  5. Arky says:

    How to root yourself:
    1. Hollow out your industrial base and send everything to China.
    2. Jig the world economy in such a way that everyone wants to buy your assets at stupid prices.
    3. Scare everyone out of investing in local energy production.
    4. Allow Marxists to take over education and journalism.
    And finally…
    5. Make enemies all around the world forcing the creation of an entirely new and competing global system, to which you will even lose countries like India who on the surface were at least neutral towards us.
    ..
    Well done everyone.

  6. Eyrie says:

    You keep livestock in highly unified accomodation, with the emphasis on efficiency. The smallest inputs in food and energy to keep the animals alive and producing.
    Do we now understand why YOU have to build exactly the house THEY want you to live in?

    Arky, I’ve said it before. They are consciously farming us. Farmers of human beings. S.M. Stirling wrote a series of alternate history SF novels about that sort of thing. The Draka are not nice people. Worth your time to read. “The Domination” SM.Stirling and a follow up “Drakon” which would make a great action movie.

  7. Arky says:

    It’s all coming to a head Eyrie.
    Very soon they are going to ask young American, Australian and UK men to protect this system.
    And the people they have been sourcing for their stupid wars have already worked out there is very little in this current system they feel like defending with their lives. Their answer to the call is going to be “How’s get f***ed sound”?

  8. Arky says:

    Just like their grand daddies opted out of Vietnam, your current millennial generation is going to surprise the likes of the Republican and Democrat aristocracy and decide to flee to Canada when asked to defend the Pacific or Europe from the REAL new world order: an axis of authoritarian, anti-Western nations who didn’t completely sabotage themselves with cultural Marxism and ludicrous green fantasies.

  9. Arky says:

    The West is the best.
    Always has been, hopefully always will be.
    But only as long as the mature among us explain the basis for it’s existence and it’s foundations to those young ‘uns as they come through in each generation.

  10. mh says:

    Arky says:
    August 25, 2022 at 7:23 pm
    The West is the best.

    You inspired me to go dig up an Aussie Cossack video.
    Shame Boikov went mad.

    Escaping Australia: Why are thousands of Aussie families permanently fleeing as refugees? 1/3

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr8QvsI7AOI

  11. PerryJ says:

    Andrew Bolt and Chris Kenny to face-off on Indigenous Voice to Parliament in special debate on Sky News Australia

    Primetime hosts Andrew Bolt and Chris Kenny will go head-to-head on the Sky News Australia special The Voice Debate on September 4, alongside key guests from all sides of the Indigenous Voice to Parliament debate

  12. PerryJ says:

    Escaping Australia: Why are thousands of Aussie families permanently fleeing as refugees? 1/3

    The top comment says
    I’m 56 and grew up in an Australia that is NOTHING like this current woke nanny nation. Australia is the perfect example of the frog slowly being boiled to death and never noticing. I cannot believe how compliant and obedient most people are in this country – it makes me want to vomit.

  13. Steve trickler says:

    Freedom Media WA:

    A stream that takes a look at the potential ending as flagged by Premier Mark McGowan, WA’s 900 plus day and counting, State of Emergency.

    Discussion : Ending WA’s State of Emergency

  14. mh says:

    Daily Wire
    @realDailyWire

    DeSantis on Fauci: “I’m just sick of seeing him. I know he says he’s gonna retire. Someone needs to grab that little elf and chuck him across the Potomac!”

    https://twitter.com/realDailyWire/status/1562528145777238016?s=20&t=RXzynRMMk99qHCJ3HEWSYQ

  15. Steve trickler says:

    I appreciate the message from Freedom Media WA, but the production is sh*t. These multiple camera shots do not work.

    🤦‍♂️

  16. Shy Ted says:

    I’m not sure a fat Indian chick trying to do kung fu is going to male me sign up for Medibank Private.
    Talking about medical procedures

  17. Steve trickler says:

    “Don’t Give Up” is a song written by English rock musician Peter Gabriel and recorded as a duet with Kate Bush for Gabriel’s sixth solo studio album So (1986). The single version was released as the second single from the album in the UK in 1986 and as the fifth single in the United States in 1987. It spent eleven weeks in the UK Top 75 chart in 1986, peaking at #9.

    Gabriel drew inspiration from Dorothea Lange’s images such as this, her most famous: “Migrant Mother”.
    The song was inspired by the Depression-era photographs of Dorothea Lange, showing poverty-stricken Americans in dust bowl conditions. Gabriel saw Lange’s images in a 1973 book titled In This Proud Land. He felt that a song based on this was wholly appropriate to difficult economic conditions in England under Margaret Thatcher. He composed lyrics within a situation about a man whose unemployment causes stress in his domestic relationship. The verses, sung by Gabriel, describe the man’s feelings of isolation, loneliness and despair; the choruses, sung by Bush, offer words of hope and encouragement.

    Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush – Don’t Give Up (Version 2) (1986)

  18. mh says:

    East meets West

    Metallica – Enter Sandman Live Moscow 1991 HD

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=_W7wqQwa-TU

  19. Steve trickler says:

    A bloke walking his dog.

    **********

    wolf bark growl:

    Cash 2.0 Great Dane at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles 4

  20. mh says:

    1991.09.28 Metallica – Harvester of Sorrow (Live in Moscow)

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

  21. Steve trickler says:

    The best Marvel character.

    Phil Coulson | IT’S PRETTY MAGICAL

  22. mh says:

    I’m 56 and grew up in an Australia that is NOTHING like this current woke nanny nation. Australia is the perfect example of the frog slowly being boiled to death and never noticing. I cannot believe how compliant and obedient most people are in this country – it makes me want to vomit.

    ***

    “The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”

    ― George Orwell, 1984

  23. Eyrie says:

    I’m 56 and grew up in an Australia that is NOTHING like this current woke nanny nation. Australia is the perfect example of the frog slowly being boiled to death and never noticing. I cannot believe how compliant and obedient most people are in this country – it makes me want to vomit.

    I’ll second that. Australians are their own worst enemies. They wouldn’t know freedom and liberty if they tripped over it. They’d pick themselves up and go on as if nothing had happened.
    It will be interesting to try getting people to defend this militarily. I’m sure not going to.
    China has a social credit system that they make no bones about. The Australian one is just as bad but a little more subtle. It has been around for a long time. One version is “tall poppy syndrome”. This has become more severe with all the deplatforming, denigration of views outside the mainstream etc in recent years.
    Covid or rather the reactions has been an interesting test.

  24. Mak Siccar says:

    James Allan spot on again. A recommended read.

    https://spectator.com.au/2022/08/never-forget-their-thuggery/

  25. calli says:

    I love the Gabriel/Bush song, Steve.

    Here is an article about the “Migrant Mother”. There was a series of photographs from the camp and they finally prompted assistance for the poor people.

    It makes a mockery of the “white privilege” argument today blared out by pampered imbeciles.

  26. mh says:

    Former world number one Novak Djokovic will miss the US Open, saying he will not be able to travel to New York for the tournament, having chosen not to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

    Current rules require travellers to show proof of full vaccination to board flights to and enter the United States.

    “Sadly, I will not be able to travel to NY this time for US Open,” Djokovic wrote on Twitter. “Good luck to my fellow players! I’ll keep in good shape and positive spirit and wait for an opportunity to compete again.”

    ***

    Just like the Australian Open, the US Open result will have an asterisk.

  27. mh says:

    AFR

    ‘Address visa issues’: KPMG wants more migrants, now

    ***

    As a strategic partner of the World Economic Forum (WEF), KPMG provides essential leadership to support the Forum’s mission to improve the state of the world.

  28. mh says:

    Police responded to a false 911 call at the home of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene early Thursday morning, the second “swatting” call targeting the Republican congresswoman in two days, authorities confirmed.

    Two officers showed up to Greene’s home in Rome, Georgia, after receiving a call at 2:53 a.m. ET Thursday about “a male possibly shooting his family members and then himself,” according to a report from the Rome Police Department.

    The suspect, who called through an internet chat that appeared to be a suicide crisis line, falsely told police responders that a man “came out as trans-gender and claimed they shot the family” at Greene’s address, the report said.

    “If anyone tried to stop me from shooting myself, I will shoot them,” said the caller, who gave officers the name Wayne Greene and warned that “they would be waiting for us,” according to the police report.

    The officers went to Greene’s house and met her at her front door, where they explained the situation, the report said. They “confirmed this was a second false report,” the department said in a press statement.

  29. Arky says:

    History will remember Trump, Xi and Putin exactly the same way it remembers Roosevelt, Hitler and Stalin.

  30. Arky says:

    The big three of their era.

  31. Steve trickler says:

    Stew Peters and Maria Zeee:

    Australia continues to follow the footsteps of the communist regine. Teachers are suffering for not getting the jab, Social credit is on the rise, and kids are being fed bugs without the parent’s knowledge. Maria Zee joins us today to talk this dilemma.

    School Secretly Feeding Bugs To Kids: Communist Chinese Style Credit Scores Coming To The West

  32. mh says:

    History is His story.

  33. Just like the Australian Open, the US Open result will have an asterisk.

    The only consolation is that our ban was merely the second dumbest…

  34. Steve trickler says:

    calli says:
    August 26, 2022 at 7:21 am

    Good afternoon and thanks for the link.

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

    Null:

    El Hombre no es hombre hasta que no pinta, no escribe, no danza y no hace música, En definitiva no crea.
    Man is not a man until he does not paints, does not write, does not dance and does not make music. In definitive not creates

    La teoría de la Banda Sonora básicamente dice que todos tenemos o queremos tener una: la vida es completamente distinta cuando hay música.

    El hombre y su entorno / “Touch” Public Symphony

  35. mh says:

    ASX up 1% today.

    Good local earnings, plus overseas markets lifting ahead of Jackson Hole speech by the Fed Chairman.

  36. mh says:

    …and kids are being fed bugs without the parent’s knowledge.

    A candy store in my local Westfield sells a lot of American imports which are wildly popular with Aussie kids. I noted last week at the front counter they are selling crickets 🦗

  37. Steve trickler says:

    Tony Heller:

    Less than 10% of California cars are charged by electric plug-in, and people currently sometimes wait for hours to charge their vehicle. The state government has banned sales of all other types of cars after the year 2035.

    Tesla Charging Queue In California

  38. mh says:

    In the Interests of the People

    Australia’s banks want you MICROCHIPPED!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQk1JfmbgCU

  39. johanna johanna says:

    Steve T, reality is rapidly closing in on the electric car proponents. It would take massive subsidies to make it work – to purchasers, providers of charging stations, and last but far from least, electricity suppliers.

    These people seem to have no grasp of history at all. When petrol cars began to take off, there were no subsidies to purchasers, petrol stations or oil companies. It grew organically because they supplied what people wanted and needed. The companies (notably Ford) innovated to supply what people wanted at an affordable price.

    Top down manipulation of the market gave the world the Lada.

  40. Steve trickler says:

    johanna says:
    August 26, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    Agreed.

    Speaking of the Lada, I’ve yet to see one in person…only in Bald and Bankrupt clips etc.

    I wonder how many are in Oz?…if any at all.

  41. Steve trickler says:

    Dr. John Campbell:

    John’s first Rumble video. An introduction to who I am and the content I produce.

    John Campbell joins Rumble

  42. mh says:

    #CNBC #CNBCTV
    Electric vehicle charging stations in China hit by power cuts

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4tNnD0T02s

  43. Eyrie says:

    There’s another problem with electric cars. Storage. At any time with IC cars there is fuel in the tanks at the ports/refineries, fuel in tankers in transit to servos and fuel in the tanks at the servos as well as fuel in the private cars. With electric you really only have the last of those without lots of pumped storage hydro or grid scale batteries (joke). The system is somewhat resilient with IC cars and brittle with just electric.

  44. Shy Ted says:

    But if it’s getting hotter, shouldn’t there be more?
    Last para – While the exact cause of this downward trend in cyclone numbers is an active area of research, climate change-induced alterations of Earth’s broad-scale atmospheric circulation patterns is thought to be playing a major role.

  45. Delta A says:

    When petrol cars began to take off, there were no subsidies to purchasers, petrol stations or oil companies.

    Yes! Furthermore, consumers were encouraged to buy those lovely big beauties, without guilt, judgement or criticism.

  46. PerryJ says:

    Steve T, reality is rapidly closing in on the electric car proponents. It would take massive subsidies to make it work – to purchasers, providers of charging stations, and last but far from least, electricity suppliers.

    Reality got published in the Sydney Morning Herald. Letters Page. Imagine that.

    Hidden charges
    The other day a friend arrived in his electric car for an overnight stay at my home. While I’m delighted to offer dinner, bed and breakfast, I was interested to see that plugging one’s car into the host’s electricity supply is now de rigueur. So as my electricity metre spun frantically all night, I asked myself, did he come to see me, or was I merely a convenient charging location? Perhaps the new norm will be to have friends evenly spaced at 250 kilometres along the main highways? And did he even consider for one moment that his efforts to save the planet were at my personal cost? He left, 96 per cent charged, with a cheery wave as he silently headed for his next charge – perhaps a long lunch at a friend’s home.
    John Hopkins, Moss Vale

  47. Eyrie says:

    The other day a friend arrived in his electric car for an overnight stay at my home. While I’m delighted to offer dinner, bed and breakfast, I was interested to see that plugging one’s car into the host’s electricity supply is now de rigueur.
    No problem, I’ll sell you the KW-h at twice the going rate. Cash. This isn’t a friggin laptop.

  48. PerryJ says:

    No problem, I’ll sell you the KW-h at twice the going rate. Cash.

    It is a good idea. At the power point where the charging takes place, the host puts up a big sign “Vehicle Charging Station – Rate per hour is …..Pay cash before use.” The friends/relatives/guests can see the sign and then decide whether they still want to save the planet.

  49. mh says:

    Storm v Roosters getting fiery 🔥🔥🔥

  50. shatterzzz says:

    Storm v Roosters getting fiery 🔥🔥🔥

    Watched the Eels/Broncos last night and if these blokes got paid on game performance the Broncos would owe the club money .. they were atrocious! .. the whole lot of them .. LOL!

  51. Gutho says:

    “When petrol cars began to take off, there were no subsidies to purchasers, petrol stations or oil companies.”

    And they didn’t shoot all the horses

  52. mh says:

    Roosters won 18-14

    Storm made a lot of errors but an amazing game.

  53. mh says:

    Kind of cool

    2 Live Crew LIVE IN CONCERT 15min Version

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CSFcXCoMas

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