Open Thread – Saturday, 20 November 2021

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  1. Old bloke says:

    Black Ball says:
    November 24, 2021 at 11:54 am

    Aboriginal woman with vital information. Spread far and wide. Facebook link so so some people may not get it

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

    That’s bloody criminal behaviour, and the Australian Army is doing it. Scott Morrison says “it’s not me, I’m the good guy”.

    This is genocide – https://www.instagram.com/tv/CUD_WQOBqkm/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet


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  2. johanna says:

    Cohenite – Lame Pics is always worth the wait.

    Thanks for reposting. 🙂


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  3. Black Ball Black Ball says:

    Gunner and Palacechook are shakedown artists. Have a look at the cost of quarantine


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  4. kaysee kaysee says:

    Vivek Ramaswamy:

    Coca-Cola Virtue Signals While Its Products Spread Obesity, Diabetes

    Vivek Ramaswamy, author of Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America’s Social Justice Scam, contrasted Coca-Cola’s advocacy for left-wing racial politics with its sale of sugar-based soft drinks in the context of contemporary widespread diabetes and obesity, particularly among black Americans.



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  5. Ragu says:

    《Have a look at the cost of quarantine》

    Thats a lot of sirloin steak. Oh wait, whats this

    https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/protect-yourself-others/quarantine/fees-payment

    You have to pay for your own food.

    What a fucking scam.


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  6. kaysee kaysee says:

    With so much money behind the UAP election campaign they are not being as professional as they need to be, imho.

    Example. Saturday’s freedom rally in Sydney had say 20,000 people. Craig Kelly gets the opportunity to speak in front of them – as a guest. There should be a professional recording of the speech by UAP contractors, and that should be up on the UAP website Saturday night. I looked for it,then gave up. It should be there at people’s fingertips.

    Get smarter, guys.

    mh,
    UAP website has a Contact Us page. Pass the same comment you posted here, directly to them.


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  7. kaysee kaysee says:

    J.K. Rowling

    Last Friday, my family’s address was posted on Twitter by three activist actors who took pictures of themselves in front of our house, carefully positioning themselves to ensure that our address was visible. 1/8

    in the same thread

    I’ve now received so many death threats I could paper the house with them, and I haven’t stopped speaking out. Perhaps – and I’m just throwing this out there – the best way to prove your movement isn’t a threat to women, is to stop stalking, harassing and threatening us. 8/X



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  8. cohenite says:

    Some great memes here. Pity the link doesn’t work at DB’s.

    https://dont-sir-me.blogspot.com/2021/11/two-to-da-six-by-sebben.html


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  9. struth says:

    Does Frank, LL, ever come here? I believe he may have died of da jab.


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  10. Shy Ted says:

    Hope you all watched the National Press Club and have changed your errant ways. Yet another lecture by the usual suspects, this time Sam Mostyn
    who seems to specialise in buzz words and phrases and boy did she deliver. Anyway, the good news is that wymmins are going to take their rightful roles in society so put your feet up while crack on with the hard yakka. Promising start, she’s set up a committee made up of people like her.
    Quick peek at her speech
    Para 2 – As we emerge from the pandemic…
    Well, not those 11,000 folks with vaccine injuries requiring hospital admission obviously and the purebloods who won’t be allowed out to go to work but someone somewhere will do all the farming and transport and trade services and mining and so on. So everything’s going to be OK. Well, not just OK, even better than before.
    On the list.


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  11. mh says:

    Archie Roach – Took The Children Away (Official Music Video)

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


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  12. kaysee kaysee says:

    Newsmax

    Disney World near Orlando, Florida, operated by Walt Disney Co, has put its COVID-19 vaccination mandate on hold days after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed bills into law against vaccine mandates, reported Leonardo Feldman on Monday’s “National Report”.



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  13. kaysee kaysee says:

    Kyle Rittenhouse considers name change and beard but rules out politics

    In an interview with host Ashleigh Banfield, which aired Tuesday night on NewsNation Now, the 18-year-old said he may take measures to conceal his identity.

    “I am considering changing my name,” Rittenhouse said. “Growing a beard maybe, losing some weight — I gained it all back during this stressful time.”

    The teenager appears to be considering the advice of his lead attorney, Mark Richards, who told Fox News this week that his client should “change his name and start his life over.”



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  14. cohenite says:

    kaysee says:
    November 24, 2021 at 6:40 pm
    Kyle Rittenhouse considers name change and beard but rules out politics

    I hope he reconsiders after he makes $100 million by suing the msm scum and runs for the senate in 2024 when Trump returns. This kid is impressive.


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  15. kaysee kaysee says:

    This is a bit silly

    What is the source? Is it UAP?


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  16. kaysee kaysee says:

    ‘Woke’ BRIT Awards replaces male and female gongs with ‘inclusive’ gender-neutral shortlists

    Fears have been raised that some artists will miss out on prizes after the Brit awards announced it had abolished gender by scrapping male and female categories for its ‘woke’ 2022 event.

    Bosses say the decision is an attempt ‘to be as inclusive and as relevant as possible’ and allow people to enter who do not identify as a man or woman.

    However, fans have reacted with fury with many calling for a boycott of next year’s show.



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  17. candy says:

    This is a bit silly

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FE8AOdsVkAAE2-3?format=jpg&name=large

    ***

    It is silly because minor parties who over-reach and get big headed will just crash.
    Their appeal lies in representing people with concerns who feel marginalised and find the major parties don’t represent them anymore. They are not looking for a PM – just a politician to take their worries seriously, that they are valid. They want to be heard. The basics have to come first.


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  18. Steve trickler says:

    Aussie Cossack channel:

    Sydneysiders speaking the TRUTH at the Sydney Freedom March 20.11.2021

    The Voice of the People will not be silenced!


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  19. mh says:

    Candy, another Qlder stands up for what is right:

    In a stunning breaking of the silence around the COVID jabs, Queensland Senator Gerard Rennick made a moving speech in the Australian Senate about vaccine injuries and the heartless inconsistencies in Australian government policy that puts narratives before the lives of its citizens.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kSkT2OlJgw

    ***

    The only thing I can criticise is mentioning ‘herd immunity’ without saying it is total bullshit.


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  20. mh says:

    @pdoocy: “Will the president ever apologize to Kyle Rittenhouse for suggesting that he is a white supremacist?”

    Jen Psaki: It’s Trump’s fault.

    https://twitter.com/mrctv/status/1463247754625486849?s=20


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  21. candy says:

    Candy, another Qlder stands up for what is right:
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    An excellent speech by Senator Rennick, moving and well articulated and logical.

    Main thing is that he said exactly what is worrying people. The fear about side effects of the first vaccine, and people who do have injury from the first injection will not be listened to and must again have another injection.
    It is simply a distressing scenario for many people and they must as well keep silent because doctors and those in positions of power will simply shun them.

    Hence protests. And then being branded as Nazis! Where will it end.


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  22. Steve trickler says:

    The Beauty Of:

    Directed by David Lowery

    Cinematography by Andrew Droz Palermo

    Song : Black Math – Lapse

    The Beauty Of The Green Knight

    3:28


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  23. mh says:

    ‘Hence protests. And then being branded as Nazis! Where will it end.’

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    Ideally it ends badly for the perpetrators of this crime.

    At Nuremberg 2.0


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  24. Steve trickler says:

    The HighWire with Del Bigtree:

    From Tony Fauci to Boris Johnson, the definition of ‘vaccinated’ is now changing to include a 3rd and maybe even 4th booster.

    COVID VAX CONTINUES TO FAIL

    10:29


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  25. mh says:

    Soccer player down

    ‘Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck was taken to hospital after collapsing on the pitch during their Championship match at Reading on Tuesday night.

    Play was halted for almost 11 minutes, with Fleck receiving medical treatment and getting back to his feet with the aid of an oxygen mask before he was eventually stretchered off.

    Fleck was conscious when taken to hospital for further checks.

    “Concerning moments as urgent medical attention needed for John Fleck,” Sheffield United said in their live updates on Twitter.

    “Play is yet to restart but the Scottish midfielder is on his feet and receiving further medical care.”


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  26. mh says:

    “I didn’t really see the incident but it looked like he just collapsed, without any physical contact around him. I am not a doctor but the news is positive. It was not an easy situation for everybody.”

    Reading manager Veljko Paunovic added: “The experience we all had tonight was so dramatic and so horrible.

    “I hope that John will return as soon as possible in good shape in his normal life, and to play football like he did before.”

    ***

    “ …he just collapsed, without any physical contact around him.”

    I wonder what it could be?


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  27. Steve trickler says:

    Bald and Bankrupt:

    🇱🇹 As the USSR entered its final stages law and order began to break down there began a period which has since been called the period of ‘Bandit Capitalism’. This was a period when gangs protected by tough sambo fighters and boxers from the different republics began to form and to exploit the new riches that were to be found in the burgeoning capitalist era. One of those gangs was known as the Vilnius Gang which had a fierce reputation in Lithuania and further afield.

    I have always been fascinated by that short period of history and how those gangs operated and so when I was invited into a former member of the Vilnius Gang’s home, well I of course accepted. Fortunately my bodyguard @Johnny FD was with me. This would possibly be the night he would earn his usual $7 fee.

    Thanks to everyone at Azerai cafe in Vilnius who allowed us to film the evening ( best food in Vilnius and Soviet vibes ) and huge thanks to Tadeus and Anastasia for their hospitality and the Soviet presents. Was a pleasure meeting you all.

    I Got Drunk With Lithuania’s Most Notorious Gangster 🇱🇹


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  28. mh says:

    Matt Le Tissier
    @mattletiss7
    How many more more sports people need to collapse on the pitch before an investigation takes place 🤷🏼‍♂️
    9:48 AM · Nov 24, 2021


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  29. mh says:

    Thanks Scoop,

    CRICKET

    Prepare for an activist captain
    If Pat Cummins is made Australian Test captain, strap in for the game to become active on issues including climate change.
    By PETER LALOR


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  30. Ragu says:

    Then there is this;

    https://mobile.twitter.com/lukeae88/status/1463286412707450882

    …….

    Somewhere in between lays the truth


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  31. Timothy Neilson says:

    I didn’t really see the incident but it looked like he just collapsed, without any physical contact around him.

    Was he in the penalty area?


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  32. cohenite says:

    Good news, Mark A has a new Lame Pic; and it’s R rated!

    https://imgur.com/a/IJu6e4B


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  33. mh says:

    WTF?

    ‘Jurors in Brunswick, Georgia, on Wednesday found Travis McMichael and his father, Greg McMichael, guilty on nearly all counts, including felony murder, capping off an intense trial surrounding the February 2020 shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery.

    Jurors also found the McMichaels’ neighbor, William “Roddie” Bryan, guilty of felony murder.’


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  34. Black Ball Black Ball says:

    Tom Minear has a good piece in today’s Hun. Allow me to reproduce it.

    ‘In the weeks after he became Labor’s leader, Anthony Albanese issued a surprising edict to his MPs. He told them to stop accusing Scott Morrison and his ministers of lying.

    Not everyone in caucus loved the idea, but Albanese’s logic was sound. He wanted to lift the standard of debate after a fierce election, knowing that if the opposition continued to make such sharp criticisms, they would leave themselves little room to escalate their rhetoric.

    Two years on, with the next election now looming, Albanese has thrown caution to the wind and his rule out the window. French President Emmanuel Macron’s extraordinary spray at the PM opened the door for Labor to make Morrison’s integrity their primary line of attack, to the point that some MPs forgot they were ever barred from calling him a liar.

    Almost every Labor question in parliament this week challenged Morrison’s relationship with the truth, most damningly over his secret trip to Hawaii during the Black Summer fires.

    In attempting to defend his integrity, Morrison slipped and stumbled, incorrectly implying he told Albanese in advance about his Hawaii holiday, and shamelessly suggesting he forgot he called Sam Dastyari “Shanghai Sam” despite the proof remaining on his Facebook page.

    Labor is convinced their “Liar from the Shire” attack is working. Even before this week, Newspoll found just 42 per cent of voters thought Morrison was trustworthy, down from 59 per cent in August last year, and the lowest level for any PM in a decade.

    “The Zeitgeist is changing,” a Labor frontbencher enthused.

    But some government ministers maintain this negative impression of Morrison is confined to voters unlikely to support him anyway. They think Labor’s tactic implicitly acknowledges that Morrison’s character is strong, and will do little to shift votes among Australians who have little faith in the trustworthiness of any politician to begin with.

    While there is some truth in their cynical viewpoint, it would be a mistake for Morrison to ignore the problem. He and his allies may deny it, but the truth is the PM has a habit of telling fibs, especially when under pressure. The words of Mark Twain offer some helpful advice: “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything”.

    The character of a leader matters to Australians – after all, that’s how Morrison took down Bill Shorten in 2019.

    Perhaps the government does appreciate this challenge. Tellingly, the long-awaited legislation for a federal corruption body has not been prioritised as expected in the year’s final parliamentary fortnight, averting a debate about integrity.

    But Labor should not assume the way it is shaping the political landscape will automatically work in its favour.

    Because of the pandemic, as well as Albanese’s small-target strategy, the Labor leader has been unable to define his character in the minds of voters. His 25 years in parliament may make him a familiar face, but even some Labor MPs report that he is not on the radar of their constituents as a potential prime minister.

    One of his colleagues said every opposition leader had to “colour in” their silhouette.

    “Otherwise, others will do it for you,” the MP said – and Morrison is desperate to do just that.

    This week, he and his frontbenchers started branding Albanese as “sneaky”.

    “There’s only one thing worse than Australians knowing what Labor would do; it is them not knowing what Labor would do,” the PM thundered.

    A minister later explained the tactic, arguing Labor would struggle to “play the man” if they could not explain why Australians should vote for them.

    The opposition is alive to this. Albanese has recently released policies to bolster the NBN and tackle family violence, and is preparing to unveil Labor’s climate plan and another campaign centrepiece commitment before Christmas.

    This will be welcomed by Labor MPs also unsure about relying on character assassination.

    “You don’t win a vote by flogging a dead horse,” one cautioned.

    Albanese’s friends believe his authenticity will eventually shine through, in contrast to Morrison’s marketing-made image. But the Labor leader could also learn a lesson from the PM’s discipline. Few politicians can refine and repeat a message like Morrison, and as he proved in 2019, that can make all the difference.

    (As an aside, that’s why senior government figures are so furious at the backbenchers causing chaos over vaccine mandates. “Discipline and unity wins elections,” the PM warned. “If we surrender that, we surrender government.”)

    Albanese’s political patience as opposition leader is admirable, but some colleagues think he still struggles to nail his lines and is too easily provoked by tough questions, traits they fear could be exposed on the campaign trail.

    He must also compel greater discipline from his MPs. The backbench scare campaign on the cashless debit card being forced on pensioners is baseless, and unhelpful when Labor is campaigning on integrity, while Don Farrell’s promise this week to tear down voter ID laws as the first act of an Albanese government is laughable.

    Asked this week how the next election was shaping up, a government minister summed it up like this: “When push comes to shove, it’ll be the devil you know or the devil you don’t”.

    It makes for a hellish campaign.’


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  35. mh says:

    RT

    Assisted death only for vaccinated, euthanasia association says

    ***

    Sounds right.


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  36. egg_ says:

    The only thing I can criticise is mentioning ‘herd immunity’ without saying it is total bullshit.

    If the Frankenvax doesn’t cause immunity, only the great unvaxxed have herd immunity?

    Eh, McClown?


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  37. egg_ says:

    “Liar from the Shire”

    LMFAO!

    Scotty-from-Marketing, the snake oil salesman?

    Here – have some EV snake oil!


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  38. egg_ says:

    Even before this week, Newspoll found just 42 per cent of voters thought Morrison was trustworthy, down from 59 per cent in August last year

    Since he backflipped on his the Couf is “just a bad flu”, in support of our airlines late last year?

    Virgin Blue’s CEO was criticised at the time for saying that some Rona deaths were inevitable – now we have athletes dropping like flies from Grig’s Big Pharma wonder drug, Frankenvax?

    Da ironing!


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  39. cohenite says:

    P J Watson on the Waukesha bastard, the even worse msm and leftie bastards including the whitehouse bastards and how this destroys their blm bullshit (short 5 minutes):

    https://choiceclips.whatfinger.com/2021/11/24/the-truth-about-the-christmas-parade-killer-pj-watson/


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  40. Black Ball Black Ball says:

    Pauline not happy. Gives Lambie a nice spray


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  41. johanna johanna says:

    Vintage crop of Lame Pics, especially the C15th Spanish castle. Modern society considers itself to be above nomads with their temporary shelters, but our buildings are barely able to survive for 50 years, let alone 500.

    Progress! 🙁


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  42. Shy Ted says:

    What a coincidence that this comes out after the JLN vs PHON stoush. Keep ’em coming.


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  43. Those helmets the air force folks are wearing are amusing. Looks like they have Pikachu ears!


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  44. mh says:

    ‘A Liberal backbencher has broken ranks to back Helen Haines’ push to establish a federal anti-corruption commission.

    In a shock move, Bass MP Bridget Archer supported Dr Haines’ motion to suspend standing orders to allow debate on her bill to create the integrity body.

    In chaotic scenes on the floor of the House of Representatives, the government lost the vote – but avoided having to debate Dr Haines’ bill on a technicality.

    Ms Archer said delays in establishing a federal anti-corruption watchdog had “gone on long enough”. ‘


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  45. A Suggestion says:

    Ms Archer said delays in establishing a federal anti-corruption watchdog had “gone on long enough”.

    A watchdog whose sole purpose is to capture non-ALP figures by fair means or foul.
    SHUT IT DOWN. SALT THE EARTH UPON WHICH IT STANDS.


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  46. egg_ says:

    Dunno if Grig’s Rona horror stories schadenboner thread is still running, but my 35 y.o. daughter, who works in Health care, has just been diagnosed with heart disease post a double shot of Pfizer and is coming to Sydney for tests.

    I wish this on Scumoron’s family.


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  47. Mak Siccar says:

    Very Sorry to hear that egg_ . Hope that recovery is total and swift.


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  48. Black Ball Black Ball says:

    Can anyone make out what SloMo is talking about? To do with the religious protection bill or some such.


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  49. kaysee kaysee says:

    candy says:
    November 24, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    It is silly because minor parties who over-reach and get big headed will just crash.
    Their appeal lies in representing people with concerns who feel marginalised and find the major parties don’t represent them anymore. They are not looking for a PM – just a politician to take their worries seriously, that they are valid. They want to be heard. The basics have to come first.

    There is a danger in UAP imagining that they already have the numbers to win big. Better to be humble. There is no way of knowing how voters will vote on Election Day. Right now the mood is for change because a section of the population feels the loss of their freedoms.

    Will they still remember on Election Day (likely, April-May 2022) or will it be short memories and will they then, vote for Uniparty?


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  50. Ragu says:

    Bad news, egg. Hope she pulls through.

    What does the consent form actually say about risk and all that, anyone know?


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  51. Ragu says:

    Can anyone make out what SloMo is talking about?

    Not really. However, most of it can apply to not being discriminated according to vaxx status.


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  52. kaysee kaysee says:

    Ragu says:
    November 25, 2021 at 6:19 am

    Somewhere in between lays the truth

    To find that truth one should be willing to look at information available from different sectors and then make up one’s mind.

    Unless one is relying for all the news from Fake Stream Media.


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  53. kaysee kaysee says:

    egg,
    Sorry to hear about your daughter’s health diagnosis. Hope the testing in Sydney can help with good treatment and quick recovery.


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  54. egg_ says:

    Thanks to all for their well wishes.


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  55. kaysee kaysee says:

    BB,

    Has there been any progress on your project?

    I had offered to discuss some suggestions with you but I don’t know if you sent an email and it got lost in cyberspace or Spam.


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  56. kaysee kaysee says:

    Earlier this year, AHPRA sent a letter to all its health practitioners with instructions on how they are supposed to deal with patients and those (mandatory) injections.

    Does anyone have that letter? I want to post it in the CatWiki.


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  57. Black Ball Black Ball says:

    I don’t think I have your email address kaysee.


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  58. Barking Toad says:

    Pissing down in ACT atm. But enough of politics.

    Serious question – where the fuck do blowflies go when it rains?


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  59. kaysee kaysee says:

    BB,

    I was thinking of the usual route via blog owner.

    There is also an Admin email address on the Contact page – it may be quicker using that option.


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  60. calli says:

    So sorry to hear about that egg_. Please give the little googlette a hug from me, poor girl. You know the rest.


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  61. kaysee kaysee says:

    How Activist Teachers Recruit Kids

    Incensed parents now make news almost daily, objecting to radical material taught in their children’s public schools. But little insight has been provided into the mindset and tactics of activist teachers themselves. That may now be changing, thanks to leaked audio from a meeting of California’s largest teacher’s union.



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  62. Black Ball Black Ball says:

    Yes for sure. Adam can forward your address to me 🙂


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  63. Barking Toad says:

    Thanks for the Mid-Week Kaysee.

    Prosecutor at Maccas? He wishes.


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  64. Black Ball Black Ball says:

    The Mocker

    ‘Like many Australians, I was surprised to discover this week I am an anti-vaxxer. Previously I thought that to be in this category you had to have an irrational fear of vaccines. But thanks to Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner, we now know that type is but one of many in an insidious movement whose numbers are legion.

    “If you are anti-mandate, you are absolutely anti-vax,” he said at a press conference on Monday. “I don’t care what your personal vaccination status is. If you support, champion, give a green light, give comfort to, support anybody who argues against the vaccine, you are an anti-vaxxer. Absolutely.

    “Your personal vaccination status is utterly irrelevant … If you say ‘pro-persuasion’, stuff it – shove it.”

    The extent to which we anti-vaxxers disguise our true nature is remarkable, and in many cases we do it unconsciously. In hindsight, I can see my being fully vaccinated as soon as possible was a ruse. So too was my pillorying of former Queensland Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young for her anti-AstraZeneca alarmism.

    But the little things give you away. In May, while encouraging vaccination, I nonetheless advocated a non-confrontational approach regarding the vaccine-hesitant, as opposed to the anti-vaxxer.

    “Harangue them your hardest, sneer at them – even threaten to curtail their rights – but you will achieve nothing, other than exacerbate the problem,” I wrote.

    That is code for “Covid vaccinations are a killer,” you see. We do things like fallaciously assert there is a distinction between opposing vaccines and opposing vaccine mandates. We disingenuously maintain that government acts punitively when, for example in the case of Victoria, it bans indefinitely the unvaccinated from non-essential retail stores – notwithstanding the state’s vaccination rate of eligible persons will reach 95 per cent next month. And we do all these things knowing full well that to question the COVID decrees of premiers, chief health officers and other bureaucrats is tantamount to questioning science itself.

    I realise now that one is either pro-vaccination mandates or an anti-vaxxer, and that there is nothing in between. My epiphany would not have happened but for Gunner’s magisterial display as he spluttered, pointed his finger repeatedly, raised his voice, and carried on as if he were doing an angry Marty Feldman impression. Now there is a man who is both measured and knowledgeable, I thought. Shove it? How edifying.

    Calculated, opportunistic mischaracterisation

    The best that could be said in Gunner’s defence is his remarks appeared to be impromptu and his reaction that of a man unravelling. Contrast that with Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ calculated and opportunistic mischaracterisation of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s remarks last week.

    Daniel Andrews and Anthony Albanese have launched calculated attacks on Scott Morrison.

    To recap, Morrison was responding to questions concerning displays of nooses, gallows and demands to hang Andrews by fringe groups demonstrating outside the Victorian Parliament. “Well of course those threats and the intimidation [have] no place in Australia,” he said. “We’re a civil, peaceful society. Where we have disagreements, we don’t handle them with violence, and there can be no tolerance for that … No matter how frustrated people might be that is never the answer.”

    Having disavowed those elements, Morrison acknowledged the peaceful demonstrators who want nothing more than a return to normal life. “Of course, there are many people who are feeling frustrated,” he said. “Over the last couple of years governments have been telling Australians what to do. Now there’s been a need for that as we’ve gone through the pandemic, but the time is now to start rolling all of that back.”

    Pointing out that over 80 per cent of people aged 16 and over have been fully vaccinated, he declared “That means Australians can have their lives back”.

    This was, claimed Andrews, a case of Morrison “pandering to extremists” and engaging in “double speak”. Likewise Albanese denounced the Prime Minister, accusing him of “failing to call out, unequivocally, the violent and extreme comments that are made”. This is nonsensical.

    As The Age reported yesterday, three public health authorities – epidemiologist professors Catherine Bennett and Tony Blakely, as well as immunisation policy expert professor Julie Leask – say Victoria’s vaccination rate is sufficiently high to allow the unvaccinated the same rights as those vaccinated.

    What is more, as Leask observed, maintaining the status quo was not in the public interest. “To make the requirement ongoing is not proportionate to the harm it brings … It can actually give vaccination and primary healthcare a bad name by using [mandates] to weaponise and please the populace,” she said. “It can create these radicalisation effects,” she added, saying that the recent protests in Melbourne were unsurprising.

    The defensive tactics that Albanese and Andrews have utilised in response to these demonstrations are familiar. They focus disproportionately on the aberrant element, thus falsely implying their behaviour was the norm. They impugn the motives of the organisers. They demand their political opponents ‘disassociate’ themselves from the actions of the demonstrators. And finally, they ignore and disregard the legitimate protests of the peaceful majority, insisting that they are not representative of public opinion.

    Misreading the ‘convoy of no consequence’

    You might recall that in 2011 the so-called progressive side of federal politics treated with contempt and derision a convoy of truck drivers and supporters who travelled to Canberra to protest the Gillard Government’s carbon tax. Far from being a “Convoy of No Confidence,” a chortling Albanese told Parliament, it was instead the “Convoy of No Consequence – where a couple of hundred people gathered with no support from the mainstream organisations. The people who believe in one world government,” he jeered.

    Albanese had badly misread public seething at the government’s decision to abandon its

    undertaking not to introduce a carbon tax. Then Greens leader Bob Brown referred to the convoy as a “moaners’; brigade” which was “in town to moan about everything in general and nothing in particular”. Neither man had the faintest idea this arrogance and contempt would feature heavily in voters’ reckoning come the election of 2013.

    But commentators also suffered from this myopia. “The Convoy of No Confidence …. had no moral purpose,” wrote former Canberra Times deputy editor Crispin Hull at the time. “The aims of the protest were in confluence with the economic purpose of the protesters. So the protest was morally compromised. It was not a protest for a better society, for justice or equality. It was merely a selfish whinge – a protest by protesters for a bigger slice of the cake.”

    Stand by your Dan

    On Saturday, around 100,000 people converged in Melbourne’s CBD to maintain their opposition to vaccine mandates and the Andrews government’s draconian pandemic bill. Some of them also opposed vaccinations. Only one person was arrested. No property was damaged, and no police officers were injured.

    ABC presenter Patricia Karvelas was oblivious to this. “What we’re seeing on the streets of

    Melbourne – we are seeing extremism,” she told Insiders host David Speers. “We are seeing

    something that I don’t think if you look at the high vaccination rate in this state actually reflects how most people feel, and I think it needs to be denounced very strongly.”

    Obviously, it did not occur to her that one could be pro-vaccination yet opposed to vaccine mandates. Incomprehensible as it may seem to Karvelas, there are many everyday Victorians who want to see this bill fail, and with good reason.

    Cam tweeted this yesterday. We have ALL been warning you. The street fascists are a radical extremist movement mobilising towards violence. They have to be demobilised. They have to be smashed. #auspol#springsthttps://t.co/FdZYU9oP6k

    — Van Badham (@vanbadham) November 17, 2021

    On that note, please spare a thought for Andrews, who in a fit of petulance declared last week that Morrison’s supposed ‘failure’ to “congratulate” the five million Victorians who had been vaccinated was a reflection on his character and leadership.

    “I am offended on behalf of all Victorians,” he said.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2KP9fYZUWA

    It would be cynical of course to infer that Andrews was modestly suggesting in a roundabout way that the congratulations were not so much due to Victorians, but – well, you know who. And in exactly one year from tomorrow, his government faces the electorate. Think Tammy Wynetteeveryone and let’s get straight to the chorus to bolster a needy premier. All together now, Victoria: “Stand by your Dan”.’


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  65. kaysee kaysee says:

    BB, Adam seems to very busy.

    It may be better to scroll down the page and use the Admin email. You can get my email that way.

    ……that is, if you want my humble suggestions. ^‿^


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  66. kaysee kaysee says:

    I realise now that one is either pro-vaccination mandates or an anti-vaxxer, and that there is nothing in between.

    Took The Mocker a while to realise that. Pity, he was promoting the injections, not long ago.

    And he refers to those who are vaccine-educated as vaccine-hesitant. We are not hesitant – we definitely do not want to have some questionable drug injected into our bodies.


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  67. Barking Toad says:

    The Mocker has seen the light.

    Took a while but.

    Andrews is insane.


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  68. FlyingPigs says:

    Kaysee and Candy

    Whilst I understand your sentiments regarding UAP not to get too far ahead in the game I most respectfully disagree.

    The go along to get along mantra has not served Australia well at all.

    UAP can push Kelly for PM all they like because the incumbent and the alternative are dogs.


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  69. egg_ says:

    calli says:
    November 25, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    Will do, thanks calli.


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  70. egg_ says:

    Andrews is insane.

    And cuck Morrison lets him run amok.


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  71. egg_ says:

    Convoy of No Consequence

    Could Albo say that without showering the Speaker in spittle?


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  72. Steve trickler says:

    Egg, all the best to her and you.


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  73. Steve trickler says:

    Keep an eye on the GTV channel, folks.

    MILITARY rounding up Australians


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  74. kaysee kaysee says:

    New Granada

    Australian couple discovered this facility next to the Brisbane airport. Includes outdoor gym and electrified fence.



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  75. Steve trickler says:

    Cossack:

    Standing in solidarity with the First Nation’s people in the Northern Territory. Australian Defence Force should not be engaging in any capacity against the domestic population!

    Blackhawk Helicopters over Sydney and terrorists next door?


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  76. kaysee kaysee says:

    Let’s wait and see how well the 95% double-dosed works out.

    From masks to QR check-ins and density limits: All the restrictions easing in NSW from December 15

    New South Wales residents will be able to ditch masks in most settings and will no longer have to check-in at supermarkets, cafes and retail outlets under changes that take effect in less than weeks.

    Premier Dominic Perrottet on Thursday provided an update on the COVID-19 restrictions that will be eased from December 15, or when the state hits the 95 per cent double-dose vaccination target, whichever comes first.

    Density limits will be scrapped at all venues, QR check-ins will only be required at high-risk venues and masks will only have to be worn on public transport, at airports and on planes.



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  77. kaysee kaysee says:

    Group of 13, fully vaccinated and wearing masks. 11 came down with Covid.

    ‘I bawled my eyes out’

    Catching COVID-19 still seemed like a fairly unlikely possibility when Charlotte and her old schoolfriends caught up over dinner in Melbourne’s CBD recently, chatting, drinking and laughing together for the first time in many months.

    Despite living through the city’s lockdowns in 2020 and 2021, the 23-year-old didn’t know anyone who had caught COVID.

    The group of 13 was fully vaccinated, and they wore masks when they left the table where they spent about four hours together.

    They had followed the rules, but a few days after their joyous reunion, 11 of them came down with COVID, making their dinner what one epidemiologist described as a “superspreader” event.



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  78. mh says:

    kaysee says:
    November 25, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    ***

    Now can their ABC please explain the usefulness of vaccine passports.


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  79. kaysee kaysee says:

    They lock down the states and the country to “save lives”. Then they pass a bill to allow the killing of lives.

    Take a note of what Minister Hazadous says about giving people a choice in how they die.

    Assisted dying bill passes first lower house vote in NSW Parliament

    Voluntary assisted dying is one step closer in NSW after Sydney MP Alex Greenwich’s bill to legalise euthanasia passed the first vote in the lower house on Thursday.

    The bill passed 53 votes to 36 after dozens of MPs spoke on the bill, including Health Minister and the longest-serving lower house MP Brad Hazzard.

    Mr Hazzard said for 29 of his 30 years in Parliament he would not have supported voluntary assisted dying, but it was now time to give people choice in how they die.



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  80. kaysee kaysee says:

    Now can their ABC please explain the usefulness of vaccine passports.

    ABC:
    Without the double-dosed injections, it would have been far, far, worse.


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  81. kaysee kaysee says:

    Oklahoma Lawmaker Files ‘Kyle’s Law’ to Compensate ‘Victims of Malicious Prosecution’

    An Oklahoma state senator filed a bill on Tuesday dubbed “Kyle’s Law,” inspired by the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, to protect Oklahomans who exercise their right of self-defense from facing trial for “political reasons.”



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