Open Thread – Saturday, 24 September 2022

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  1. Eyrie says:

    The Russians wouldn’t want to get rid of their own power to simply turn the thing on or off at will, so they didn’t do it.
    Who’s left?

    The US, the UK (Liz Truss is a swivel eyed warmongering loon), the Poles. The latter hate Russians and Germans and might not mind doing both in the eye while the US/UK get the blame.
    Do you think we’ll EVER know for sure who dun it?

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  2. kaysee kaysee says:

    The US, the UK (Liz Truss is a swivel eyed warmongering loon), the Poles. The latter hate Russians and Germans and might not mind doing both in the eye while the US/UK get the blame.


    On the same day that the pipeline from Russia to Europe was blown up, a new pipeline was just opened from Norway to Europe.

    Baltic Pipe:
    Norway-Poland gas pipeline opens in key move to cut dependency on Russia

    Leaders from Poland, Norway and Denmark have attended a ceremony to mark the opening of the new Baltic Pipe, a key stage in the drive to wean Poland and Europe off Russian gas.

    The pipeline will transport natural gas from the Norwegian shelf via Denmark and through the Baltic Sea to Poland. It is the centrepiece of a Polish strategy to diversify away from Russia that began years before Moscow’s February invasion of Ukraine triggered a global energy crisis.

    The flows from Norway along with supplies via liquefied gas terminals are central to Poland’s plan. The country was cut off from Russian gas supplies in April, allegedly for refusing to pay in roubles.

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  3. kaysee kaysee says:

    In wealthy Dubai, poor get free bread from machines

    With the cost of living surging, free hot bread distribution for the poor has been introduced in Dubai, a rich Gulf emirate where millionaires rub shoulders with hard-working migrants.

    The city of skyscrapers soaring above the desert, which imports almost all of its food, has been impacted by rapidly rising consumer prices, a global trend exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    Ten vending machines were installed last week in supermarkets, with a computer touch screen allowing people to select different types: loaves for sandwiches, pitta bread or flat Indian-style chapatis.

    The machine has a credit card reader — for donations not payment.

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  4. kaysee kaysee says:

    Giorgia Meloni

    The result of the election in Italy, with Giorgia Meloni as the next PM, has been welcomed by Conservatives but has triggered the lefties.

    Here’s a clip of Meloni on immigration.

    Meloni’s response to Macron

    Now there are some whisperings that Giorgia is not really Conservative, but Controlled Opposition.

    This tweet has aroused suspicions.

    Is she pro-Zelensky?
    Or could it be just a polite response?

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  5. Arky says:


    Now there are some whisperings that Giorgia is not really Conservative, but Controlled Opposition.

    This tweet has aroused suspicions.

    Is she pro-Zelensky?
    Or could it be just a polite response?

    You can be conservative and for Ukraine.

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  6. kaysee kaysee says:


    I did some further research and came across the following.
    Just snippets here. Read the articles.

    Meloni Contra Mundum

    But if Meloni is truly ready to lead Italy out from under the yoke of oppression and insanity, then she must learn to see the United States is at the heart of the “new internationalist regime” that she has promised to fight. It is the enemy of everything she cherishes; it cares no more for the welfare of Italians than it does for Americans and is, in fact, hostile toward their flourishing. It would not be enough for Meloni to reject the consensus of Davos and Brussels if she did not reject Washington as well.

    Covid Regime Takes a Mortal Blow Where It Began: Italy

    Now, she is not perfect (none of us are), and I am sure that there are things she will fail to do if given the chance. I am not sure if there has ever been a politician in history that has not let down supporters in some way.

    Whatever may be said about Meloni, she is not a leftist, and she is not a friend of the globalist elites.

    I would have liked to read this entire article but it is paywalled.

    The Contradictions of Giorgia Meloni

    But it is La Meloni who is the biggest surprise. Almost exactly a century after Oct. 28, 1922, when fascism’s inventor, Benito Mussolini, brought his movement to power in the March on Rome, Meloni has won power at the head of a party with a connection to Mussolini’s legacy. It is hard to say what the term “fascist” means today—if, indeed, it means anything at all.

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  7. mh says:

    Coolio, brown bread.

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  8. Arky says:

    Adam: Trickler is having trouble posting.
    Technical issue?

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  9. Cold-Hands says:

    Speaking of brown bread, Tim Ball (of Ball vs Mann fame) died over the weekend. Despite defeating Mann in court and winning costs, Ball never received a cent of the seven-figure sum Mann owed him. The family will be setting up a GoFundMe to cover funeral expenses.

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  10. mh says:

    Jackie died in a car crash.

    Now the WH press conference is a car crash

    WATCH: Reporter After Reporter Grills Karine Jean-Pierre About Biden’s ‘Where’s Jackie?’ Gaffe

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  11. Cold-Hands says:

    Trickler is having trouble posting.
    Technical issue?

    Judging by the way his rants vs “Rossie” have been cleaned up by Admin, I’m guessing he’s being given a “time out”.

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  12. mh says:


    29 Sept 2022 Germany’s future looks bleak due to war-based sanctions and an energy crisis. Germans continue to protest but will it do any good? We ask academic researcher Ralph Schoelhammer what we can expect from Germany and what he calls “incompetent politicians.”

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  13. kaysee kaysee says:

    Germany’s future looks bleak due to war-based sanctions and an energy crisis. Germans continue to protest but will it do any good?

    If the poll from the left-leaning paper shows that the people are angry, what about those on the right side.

    Germans are seeing the reality of the “climate crisis”. It is autumn there, now. What will happen in winter?

    Gera in Germany

    Plauen in Germany

    Thousands of people in Germany against Olaf Scholz’s policy and the explosion of energy and gas prices. They demand an end to sanctions on Russia and the reopening of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Demonstrations also in other German cities but EU media censors them.

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  14. mh says:

    The Officer Tatum

    Biden Asks If DECEAS3D Congresswoman is PRESENT!

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  15. kaysee kaysee says:

    Not a parody account

    She is Professor of Creative Writing and Inclusion in the Arts at London Metropolitan University.

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  16. mh says:

    QLD Govt running ads for our bright new 100% renewable future.

    Hydro, solar, wind.

    QLD will succeed where other nations are facing economic ruin.

    Yeah, I’m convinced.

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  17. mh says:

    The rally lasted one day

    S&P 500 closes at new 2022 low, as Apple helms broad market sell-off

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  18. mh says:

    Reaping the lockdown whirlwind

    Elective surgery ‘hidden wait list’ horror

    Huge backlogs at outpatient clinics have left some patients unable to gain an initial appointment with a specialist for several years.

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  19. Shy Ted says:

    Yeah, mh, pretty graphics. however if you go to the interactive sight and click on the speech things, they clearly haven’t done any work on it yet. Including –

    Water yield. Does the Borumba dam catchment have sufficient yield to supply the necessary water requirements of a project this scale? The western portion of Mary catchment has a declining stream flow / yield i.e Kandanga Creek the sub-catchment to the north of Yabba Creek has consistent declining stream flow since 1960’s.

    Can’t have hydro power without water.

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  20. Shy Ted says:

    Hmm, it seems King Chas3 eulogy for ER11 was an exact copy of a speech from an old English Royals drama. Word for word. Just like Q “predicted”. Custard is my hero.
    If only
    Of course

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  21. mh says:

    Can’t have hydro power without water.

    The QLD govt has committed to zero energy production from coal by 2035.

    We’re in the very best of hands.

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  22. Eyrie says:

    Near as I can tell Queensland burns less than 20 million tonnes of coal a year and exports well over 200 million. The Chook isn’t planning on stopping the exports.

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  23. Old bloke says:

    Germany announces that they are going to investigate the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines. Gazprom say that as part owners of the pipelines they want to participate in the investigation. Germany says bugger-off.

    The fix is in, Russia will be blamed.

    Alexander Mercouris – Attacks on Nord Stream Pipelines Escalates Conflict; Russia to Announce Annexation Regions Next Week

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  24. mh says:

    The Chook isn’t planning on stopping the exports.

    Of course not. She has recently increased the mining royalties because we are broke.

    Meanwhile, the Chook backflips

    Qld shelves controversial land tax plan

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  25. kaysee kaysee says:

    Putin’s response to the pipeline attacks..

    ‘I am not against the citizens of Europe, it’s your leaders who are against the citizens of Europe’

    Can the translation be verified?

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  26. kaysee kaysee says:

    Poland opens new pipeline the same day Nordstrom 1 & 2 “Deliberately damaged”

    There were three major news stories yesterday but only two made a big splash. The Russian gas pipelines, Nordstrom 1 & 2, servicing Germany and wider European energy needs suffered mysterious mutilation roughly 12 hours apart. It has been described as “deliberate damage” by European officials, which might well be understatement of the century.

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  27. kaysee kaysee says:

    Canadian actress Jennifer Gibson

    Bell’s Palsy following vaxx.
    But she’d still do it again.

    You can’t fix brainwashed and stupid.

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  28. kaysee kaysee says:

    Last month (August), I was off from the blog for a couple of weeks as I was busy. When I checked in, it turned out that there weren’t many others on the blog. There was some discussion related to the blog being dead and whether it should be shut down.

    I don’t want the blog to close up so I joined in to add to the comments being posted. This month, I decided that I would come in every day – even when busy – and just try to post a few comments, in order to do my part in keeping the blog moving along. That is what I have done for the past 4 weeks. I have been here every day, taking part in the blog threads. I hoped that others who also wanted to keep the blog going would come in and add to the Threads, and there are some who have been making the effort.

    I do not have any social media accounts. I am not a part of other blogs. I do not have any special sources and contacts. But I am keen to learn as much as I can about what is happening in the world. When it comes to self-education and learning, I am a big Glutton. I go searching for it in nooks and crannies, wherever it can be found, in the limited time I have. I spend my time on sites where I can quickly read and learn, rather than the ones that are just time-wasters.

    When I come across something that Cats here may be interested in, I bookmark it or copy it or save it. Then share it here. On this one blog. I think a few of the others who post here, may have a similar method to mine.

    From my part, there is plenty to post by way of comments as well as blog posts. The problem is that it takes up time – and I find that commodity in short supply.

    This is to the regular commenters on the blog.
    If I am not on this site for days, it doesn’t mean I have ditched it for greener pastures. There may be other blogs and sites, but I do not have much interest in being a part of them. There is something special about this blog – it is simple, free from d**kheads, shenanigans, dramas and egos.

    I do not know what the future holds for this blog. I would like this site to stay up and running. It is a much needed free speech platform. I’ll do my best to keep coming here and posting, as often as I can. It is just that I may not able to come in every day. I’ve done it this month and it hasn’t been easy. I can’t continue with it. I belong to the time-poor category – so much to do, so little time.

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  29. mh says:

    Canadian actress Jennifer Gibson

    Bell’s Palsy following vaxx.
    But she’d still do it again.

    A vax or booster?
    I’m just curious why people are still bothering.
    Does she need to be boosted every three months to keep her job?
    Someone tell her that Covid is now less dangerous than a dodgy kebab.

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  30. Travelin' man says:

    it is simple, free from d**kheads,

    Very much depends on one’s definitions.
    Seen too many disappear from here by that.

    You are part of that decision.

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  31. mh says:

    Murray. Latham. Hildebrand. Price.

    Sky News contributor Joe Hildebrand says the “elite, cultural left” assume working class people are “really stupid” and can’t speak for themselves.

    “They’ll go after (Giorgia) Meloni, for example, ignoring the fact that millions and millions of Italians voted for her,” he told Sky News host Paul Murray.

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  32. mh says:

    29 Sept 2022 New Italy PM Giorgia Meloni takes a dig at the French President for his past remark on Italy where he called the country “disgusting, cynics, and irresponsible”.


    More than ‘take a dig’.
    Meloni rips Macron a new arsehole!

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  33. mh says:

    Apparently that is an old video of Meloni.

    I want to hear her fire up like that now that she’s PM.

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  34. mh says:

    Euro fail

    Euro zone inflation hit a new record high of 10% in September, Eurostat data showed on Friday, up from 9.1% in August and above consensus projections of 9.7%.

    The reading also showed price increases broadening out from volatile food and energy prices into nearly all segments of the 19-member bloc’s economy.

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  35. mh says:

    Mark Steyn

    ‘It’s their duty!’ | Public officials criticised for not discussing report on Covid vaccine

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  36. Shy Ted says:

    We appreciate you, kaysee. I too am time poor which is actually a nice thing after 2 years of being societally excluded. Internetting can be very time consuming and there’s simply so much stuff out there to get through. I’m convided out so have no desire to bring you the latest revelations or political bullshit hence just a few memes and occasional comments. It’s funny, some mornings all is right with the world and others the bullshit on SBS, AMC and MSM irritates the f out of me. Maybe it’s because I’m out bush and the average TV advert is my taxes paying for “paid actors” to push the agenda. You should hear the local radio – aimed at the lowest common denominator. “I’ve just received an email from a fella who’s put a deposit on an American EV that comes with it’s own solar panels and recharges itself as you drive along. Good on ya mate, saving the planet singlehandedly”.
    Pictorially it’s on the right

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  37. mh says:

    Kamala 🤦‍♀️

    Kamala Harris made a diplomatic blunder as she mistakenly praised the US alliance “with the Republic of North Korea” during her trip to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).

    The vice president made the gaffe as she took a high-profile trip to the heavily-fortified area that separates the Korean Peninsula.

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