Open Thread – Saturday, 22 January 2022

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  1. Steve trickler says:

    The coordinates work in Zoom Earth.

    Big f8cking trees confirmed. Swept away, smashed and laid over. Oz is chock a block full of examples.

    Many Geologists, I’ll repeat, will concur… but not say so.

  2. Steve trickler says:

    32°16’47.64″S 119°28’3.48″E

    Another tree stump. You can see this from all across the world. It is the same perfect cut.

  3. Steve trickler says:

    Thread bombing, I frown upon. More links tomorrow.

  4. Mark A says:

    Hmm! I sometimes wonder if it’s just me being persona non Grata or a glitch in the works?
    I post my pics and nothing. No error message and they don’t appear on my screen, for more than a half hour, should I re post them or just stop bothering?

    They appear eventually as I see. All good then.

  5. Steve trickler says:

    19°13’57.48″S 139°17’12.22″E

    Geologist: F*ck you Trickler!

    [ Middle Finger ] 😉😄

  6. Steve trickler says:

    Mark A says:
    January 26, 2022 at 3:04 am

    5 minute minimum for updates. Sometimes instantaneous when you post. Lottery.

    Do not expect this place to be a chat room.

  7. egg_ says:

    To all the resident sh1tholers from a native:

    Happy Invasion Day, cvnts!

  8. egg_ says:

    Do not expect this place to be a chat room.

    Go to Dover’s Ladies Powder Room for that.

  9. mh says:

    CNBC

    The Biden administration is formally withdrawing its vaccine and testing mandate for businesses, after the Supreme Court blocked the requirements earlier this month.

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will pull the rule for businesses effective Wednesday, Jan. 26, the agency said in a statement posted to its website Tuesday. The Supreme Court’s conservative majority, in a 6-3 decision, ruled that OSHA had exceeded its authority.

    “Although Congress has indisputably given OSHA the power to regulate occupational dangers, it has not given that agency the power to regulate public health more broadly,” the court wrote in an unsigned opinion.

    The Biden administration is ending its legal battle over the mandate — at least for now. OSHA will ask the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit to dismiss all cases related to the mandate, according to a Labor Department spokesperson. The administration had faced dozens of lawsuits from Republican-led states, private businesses, religious groups and national trade associations. The 6th Circuit has jurisdiction over those cases.

  10. mh says:

    Mark Moron to leave the hermit kingdom

    Palmer suit forces McGowan to leave WA for Sydney

    Mark McGowan is expected to enter hotel quarantine because of his own border rules in a new twist in his defamation fight with Clive Palmer.

  11. cohenite says:

    Good Lame pics; the prince andrew one is a beauty.

    In other news ex Irish soldier joins ISIS and is arrested for plotting terrorist attacks. And its a sheila. FMD

  12. calli says:

    Go to Dover’s Ladies Powder Room for that.

    😀

    Bad egg!

    And Happy Australia Day to all at DashCat.

  13. Steve trickler says:

    Avi:

    cHaNgE tHe dAtE

    0:59

  14. Cardimona says:

    Steve T – loving your work on giant trees.
    I know of one on one side of the Tully River gorge.

    Mark A – keep up the lame pics, we all need a laugh occasionally.

  15. Cardimona says:

    Steve, your lat-longs work in gulag maps, too.

    The Tully Gorge tree is at -17.77007, 145.65271 … but completely obscured on gulag maps satellite view by rainforest, but it does show up in 3D mode and when you’re there, standing on the south side of the river, the rock formation in unmistakably ancient giant wood on the north side.

  16. Steve trickler says:

    Cheers, Cardimona.

    17°46’23.93″S 145°33’38.10″E

    I see it.

  17. Steve trickler says:

    Coordinates pegged, Cardimona. 👍

    I must admit, I am having trouble seeing it.

  18. Steve trickler says:

    One from Madagascar. That tree was massive.

    17°28’25.43″S 44°36’41.23″E

    I’ll leave the subject alone for a while. 😉

  19. Cardimona says:

    Steve, this link shows glimpses of the petrified wood of that Tully Gorge tree.
    https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g499695-d10666376-Reviews-Tully_Gorge_National_Park-Tully_Queensland.html#/media-atf/10666376/465798717:p/?albumid=-160&type=0&category=-160
    It should open at image 23, which shows the best view.
    I have photos from the 1970s somewhere with the rock visible all the way up, but CO2-fertilisation has caused a lot more vegetation in the last 40-odd years.
    It’s also visible in images 2, 4, 12, 13, 24, 29, 41 and 45 of that link’s set of 59 images.
    There are hundreds of metres of ancient giant wood fibre along that side of the river – all just one tree.

  20. Steve trickler says:

    Cardimona 👍

    ******

    Leaves and branches in Madagascar.

    17°40’59.09″S 47°17’51.68″E

  21. Cardimona says:

    Just on the change-the-date nutjobs, while I’m banned from News Corpse for excessive truth, I got this in to today’s Cairns Commie paper under a mates name…

    The Editor
    On Australia Day we must all remember that the date January 26th has nothing whatsoever to do with James Cook or the First Fleet.
    They arrived on 28/04/1770 and 18/01/1788 respectively.
    The 26th of January 1949 is the day Australian nationality came into existence when the Nationality and Citizenship Act 1948 was enacted.
    That was the day we were all first called Australians, regardless of racial origin, and allowed to travel on Australian passports as Australians.
    That’s why Australia Day and so many citizenship ceremonies are held on January 26th – it’s a celebration of Australians coming together to all be Australians.

  22. mh says:

    The Age

    UK politics
    How many lockdown parties did Boris Johnson and staff attend? Here’s a guide

    You need a guide for BloJo’s lockdown parties?

    While UK grannies died alone, and family members were barred from the funerals of their loved ones.

    It’s a good insight into the political class.
    Remember to put the sitting member last.

  23. egg_ says:

    18/01/1788

    I’ll bet that was farking hot day for the First Fleeters.

  24. egg_ says:

    You need a guide for BloJo’s lockdown parties?

    While UK grannies died alone, and family members were barred from the funerals of their loved ones.

    It’s a good insight into the political class.

    Amen.

    They must travel cvnt class.

  25. egg_ says:

    What was the weather like in 1788?
    Scientists have discovered that 1788 was a La Nina year, when the east coast of Australia experienced unusually higher rainfall. … March of 1788 was very wet; July experienced a 40-hour-long gale that produced huge seas and the bad weather continued battering the settlement until August.

  26. Steve trickler says:

    Retard after retard after retard commenting on sussietube about the clip I posted above.

    F8ckheads!

  27. Steve trickler says:

    The bloke filming at the time would have had no idea. Ancient trees. WTF? He would have said if he knew about it at the time. He knows about it now…. guaranteed.

    This is from Feb 21, 2020.

    Great vision.

    Switzerlan’s Giant tree remains

  28. Steve trickler says:

    I reckon there will a data breach in the future and all payments will be exposed.

  29. Steve trickler says:

    will be a data breach.

  30. Rossini says:

    Why do these young chanel 9 female reporters have this big black
    phallus clutched between their boobs?

  31. mh says:

    Rossini, female reporters refer to them as BBCs.

  32. Rossini says:

    mh
    err ….thanks

  33. Steve trickler says:

    Fireworks for the sheep going off in Perth.

  34. Steve trickler says:

    Tell us about the trees, Jordan.

    Jordan Peterson’s Realization About the Bible

  35. Steve trickler says:

    I wonder what that prick from swinging pig thinks before he goes into a deep sleep?

  36. Mark A says:

    Lame pics.
    Imgur is playing up, doesn’t allow pictures to be arranged at the moment and I’m busy. so take the it as is.

  37. johanna johanna says:

    Your Pics are always welcome, Mark, no matter about formatting. 🙂

  38. mh says:

    Members of the progressive “Squad” have quickly responded to news of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement by calling for a Black woman to take his place.

    “It is past time for a Black woman to be named to the Supreme Court,” Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., tweeted on Wednesday.

  39. cohenite says:

    Members of the progressive “Squad” have quickly responded to news of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement by calling for a Black woman to take his place.

    Breyer is a black woman.

  40. egg_ says:

    ABC Invasion Day Concert getting worse – the first 15 minutes now devoted to white guilt.
    Thanks, Ernie Dingo.

  41. egg_ says:

    During the coof – shouldn’t all performers be “the masked singer”?

  42. mh says:

    We have entered the era of omicron. Politicians say we’ll get a omicron booster soon and it will fix the problems. But is that really so? Is a specific omicron booster a good idea? Geert Vanden Bossche, virologist and vaccinologist, provides information and advice.

    https://www.voiceforscienceandsolidarity.org/videos-and-interviews/part-2-3-booster-and-omicron-booster

  43. mh says:

    Former TV host Andrew O’Keefe has been arrested and is being interviewed by police over an alleged incident in Sydney.

  44. mh says:

    Bye Neil 👋

    Audio streaming giant Spotify announced Wednesday they will be soon deleting musician Neil Young’s catalog from their platform after he told them to choose between hosting his songs or the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

  45. Shy Ted says:

    Managed to make it to 6.45 this morning before someone harangued me for you know what sins. I was swimming at the time.
    This is the sign invented for such people.
    I shall take my little mate tomorrow to deal with her.

  46. Shy Ted says:

    Lessons for men corner
    Lion
    Laying

  47. Shy Ted says:

    Well, I did go out for Aust Day celebrations yesterday, local club, nothing fancy. Very poor turnout on a day when it would normally be pumping. Poor sod at the door just doing her job as required by gummint. Without a fuss I said I wouldn’t mask up, didn’t carry my mobile for vax cert and was happy to go elsewhere if required. Went out of her way to get me in. Good egg, she gets it. Other places that would normally be pumping weren’t. Only one member of the band turned up. He did OK. Word will get around. But not to everybody

  48. kaysee kaysee says:

    Based UK

    Quebec has announced that unvaccinated citizens are not allowed inside of large stores unless accompanied by a Health Warden who will monitor them to ensure that they do not purchase anything except for food and medicine.

  49. kaysee kaysee says:

    Denmark becomes latest European country to lift almost all Covid curbs

    Denmark said it would lift almost all Covid-19 restrictions and stop designating it a “societally critical” disease on Wednesday in the latest sign that western European countries are easing or even eradicating strict measures brought in to combat the Omicron coronavirus variant.

    Magnus Heunicke, Denmark’s health minister, wrote to parliament on Wednesday saying that he would remove all Covid-19 restrictions on February 1, except for testing on arrival from abroad.

  50. Eyrie says:

    Looks like the other Cat just died.

  51. kaysee kaysee says:

    New definition of fully vaxxed

    Dan Andrews has flagged major changes to the definition of “fully vaccinated” in Australia ahead of a national cabinet meeting.

  52. kaysee kaysee says:

    WA border backflip

    ….. for international students.

  53. jo says:

    Trois is enough to make you cry for humanity. I can hardly wait for payback.

  54. egg_ says:

    WA border backflip

    ….. for international students.

    Follow the money.

  55. kaysee kaysee says:

    jo,

    Where have you been?

  56. Ragu says:

    Looks like the other Cat just died.

    Vaxx injury

  57. kaysee kaysee says:

    Slayer of Memes

    Respected Aboriginal Elder Uncle Sam “Yajili”, wrote a famous Australia Day poem aboutbyou and your ilk Adam…

    Green white man in Federal Parliament knows more about the pain and suffering of First Nations peoples (scroll up in twitter thread) than an Aboriginal Elder.

  58. Old bloke says:

    The trucks are now on the way to Canberra, the WA contingent now assembling at Coolgardie to be in Canberra by the 31st.

    https://cairnsnews.org/2022/01/27/truck-convoy-on-their-way-to-canberra-today-to-move-into-parliament-house/

  59. Steve trickler says:

    Good to see the NHRA folks opening up.

    Long overdue.

    12,000hp Funny Car is NO JOKE (Ron Capps behind the scenes)

  60. cohenite says:

    Yep, Dover’s Cat is gone.

  61. Ragu says:

    Must have been your mate, cohenite, that caused it.

  62. JMH says:

    cohenite says:
    January 27, 2022 at 4:32 pm
    Yep, Dover’s Cat is gone.

    I seem to recall Dover had an extra site. Like an idiot, I didn’t bookmark it!

  63. kaysee kaysee says:

    The trucks are now on the way to Canberra, the WA contingent now assembling at Coolgardie to be in Canberra by the 31st.

    It seems like truckies are going to be the ones to take up the fight and get the message through. It is happening in some countries.

    The Canadian Anti-Vaccine Mandate Truck Convoy has raised millions in their fundraiser.

  64. kaysee kaysee says:

    Dr. Eli David

    Israel: The only quadruple-vaxxed country in the world (which also uses mask mandates and Covid passports) breaks new records for daily cases and leads the world by a wide margin

  65. mh says:

    Dr. Eli David

    Israel: The only quadruple-vaxxed country in the world (which also uses mask mandates and Covid passports) breaks new records for daily cases and leads the world by a wide margin

    I expect Pfisrael to have the least natural immunity against Covid of any nation.

  66. johanna johanna says:

    Neil Young has discovered how irrelevant he is in 2022. To me, he has always been a whiner who produced a few good songs, but hardly a superstar.

    There was a great take on his ‘Horse with No Name’ in Week In Pictures recently, where the horse in the photo snorted and said something like – “you know damn well that my name is Charlie.”

    His songs tend to have an edge of complaint. Well, he can complain away into the void for all I care.

  67. jo says:

    I’s bin up north. I’s really bin in gaol bu I’s tell everyone I’s bin up north.

  68. Eyrie says:

    Must have been your mate, cohenite, that caused it.

    Could well be.

  69. jo says:

    Anyone seen Jennifer Conneley and Ben Kingsley in House of Sand and Fog. Best performance by both of them.

  70. mh says:

    Johanna,

    That was America, no?

  71. Rohan says:

    Dr. Eli David

    Israel: The only quadruple-vaxxed country in the world (which also uses mask mandates and Covid passports) breaks new records for daily cases and leads the world by a wide margin

    I wonder if by the 5th or 6th jab, that they’ll be able to infect the whole country in a single day?

  72. Indolent says:

    Florida Doctor: Families Sneak Ivermectin to Loved Ones in Hospitals With COVID-19, See Improvement

    This is what we’ve been reduced to to save the lives of our loved ones.

  73. Bons says:

    Don’t be shocked when I recommend a movie on 7+. It doesn’t involve Koch or mindless screechy cows.
    ‘Child 44’. Set in the insanity of Stalin’s early 50’s. Impossibly dramatic, very well acted, perfect period setting.
    Probably not for Mum, but worth the effort of watching.

  74. johanna johanna says:

    Queensland’s CHO makes this remarkable claim:

    “There is no jurisdiction in the world that has done as well as Queensland so far. But it’s not over yet.”

    Given all the dodgy numbers that have been floating around, I would be interested to know what this claim is based on.

  75. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    The Canadian Anti-Vaccine Mandate Truck Convoy has raised millions in their fundraiser.

    Which GoFundMe then blocked.

    GoFundMe Withholds $5.2 Million from Canadian Truckers Convoy and Campaign Donors (26 Jan)

    Typical. I can think of many rude words I could use about GFM. They haven’t learned a thing since the Folau fiasco.

  76. mh says:

    Sub-variant incoming

    Sub-variant of Omicron may extend Australia’s COVID-19 wave: expert

    The World Health Organisation and health experts are studying what’s known as the BA.2 sub-variant of Omicron which has been “increasing in many countries”.

  77. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Yeah.

    About the other site. Whoops.

  78. kaysee kaysee says:

    Countries locking out millions as fully vaccinated definition ripped up

    Australians hoping to jet overseas for a much-anticipated holiday might have to rethink their plans as several countries ban tourists who haven’t had their booster shot.

    That is so unexpected.

  79. kaysee kaysee says:

    From last year.

    A nice back-hander.

    Keira Savage

    This dude says no thanks to Victoria’s lockdown.

    Journo: “Did you realise there’s a lockdown?”

  80. Black Ball Black Ball says:

    Bruce o Newk! Knuckle Dragger! Familiar names indeed and good to see you.
    I note on Facebook that the convoy to Canberra is on the way. There’s a page set up to document their work. Looks to be a great many on the way there.

  81. srr says:

    So is anyone in the know about Dover’s Cat and allowed to share or are we all just pretending nothing happened until it’s finished happening everywhere?

    https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021A00076

    3 Objects of this Act

    The objects of this Act are:

    (a) to improve online safety for Australians; and

    (b) to promote online safety for Australians.

    4 Simplified outline of this Act

    • There is to be an eSafety Commissioner.

    • The functions of the Commissioner include:

    (a) promoting online safety for Australians; and

    (b) administering a complaints system for cyber‑bullying material targeted at an Australian child; and

    (c) administering a complaints system for cyber‑abuse material targeted at an Australian adult; and

    (d) administering a complaints and objections system for non‑consensual sharing of intimate images; and

    (e) administering the online content scheme; and

    (f) coordinating activities of Commonwealth Departments, authorities and agencies relating to online safety for Australians.

    • The complaints system for cyber‑bullying material targeted at an Australian child includes the following components:

    (a) the provider of a social media service, a relevant electronic service or a designated internet service may be given a notice (a removal notice) requiring the removal from the service of cyber‑bullying material targeted at an Australian child;

    (b) a hosting service provider who hosts cyber‑bullying material targeted at an Australian child may be given a notice (a removal notice) requiring the provider to cease hosting the material;

    (c) a person who posts cyber‑bullying material targeted at an Australian child may be given a notice (an end‑user notice) requiring the person to remove the material, refrain from posting cyber‑bullying material or apologise for posting the material.

    • The complaints system for cyber‑abuse material targeted at an Australian adult includes the following components:

    (a) the provider of a social media service, a relevant electronic service or a designated internet service may be given a notice (a removal notice) requiring the removal from the service of cyber‑abuse material targeted at an Australian adult;

    (b) a person who posts cyber‑abuse material targeted at an Australian adult may be given a notice (a removal notice) requiring the person to remove the material;

    (c) a hosting service provider who hosts cyber‑abuse material targeted at an Australian adult may be given a notice (a removal notice) requiring the provider to cease hosting the material.

    • The complaints and objections system for non‑consensual sharing of intimate images includes the following components:

    (a) a person who posts, or threatens to post, an intimate image may be liable to a civil penalty;

    (b) the provider of a social media service, relevant electronic service or designated internet service may be given a notice (a removal notice) requiring the provider to remove an intimate image from the service;

    (c) an end‑user of a social media service, relevant electronic service or designated internet service who posts an intimate image on the service may be given a notice (a removal notice) requiring the end‑user to remove the image from the service;

    (d) a hosting service provider who hosts an intimate image may be given a notice (a removal notice) requiring the provider to cease hosting the image.

    • The online content scheme includes the following components:

    (a) the provider of a social media service, relevant electronic service or designated internet service may be given a notice (a removal notice) requiring the provider to remove certain material;

    (b) a hosting service provider may be given a notice (a removal notice) requiring the provider to cease hosting certain material;

    (c) the provider of an internet search engine service may be given a notice (a link deletion notice) requiring the provider to cease providing a link to certain material;

    (d) the provider of an app distribution service may be given a notice (an app removal notice) requiring the provider to cease enabling end‑users to download an app that facilitates the posting of certain material on a social media service, relevant electronic service or designated internet service;

    (e) bodies and associations that represent sections of the online industry may develop industry codes;

    (f) the Commissioner may make an industry standard;

    (g) the Commissioner may make service provider determinations regulating service providers in the online industry.

    • The Minister may determine basic online safety expectations for social media services, relevant electronic services and designated internet services.

    • An internet service provider may be requested or required to block access to:

    (a) material that promotes abhorrent violent conduct; or

    (b) material that incites abhorrent violent conduct; or

    (c) material that instructs in abhorrent violent conduct; or

    (d) material that depicts abhorrent violent conduct.

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