Open Thread – Saturday, 24 September 2022

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  1. mh says:

    KC, your above post on the EU and Italy is put to Lavrov at the presser at this point

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  2. Shy Ted says:

    A politician called Genius.
    The back story is Justin Castro went to the UK for the funeral and ended up singing a Queen song one night.
    Very clever. Won’t change a thing.

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  3. kaysee kaysee says:

    The reporting of the Russia-Ukraine conflict by the MSM has been completely biased. In the past, the West could scoff at a Russian minister saying that European politicians are authoritarians.

    We know better now. We heard that Schwab minion threatening the Italians. We can agree with Lavrov’s response to the question.

    When the authoritarian globalists cannot handle the truth, its a
    Conspiracy theory.

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  4. kaysee kaysee says:

    Pfizer Investigation

    Israel Pfizer Leak with Dr. Yaffa Shir Raz.
    Israeli Health Ministry knows the pfizer jabs are 1) causing long-term adverse effects, 2) introducing “re-challenge”: adverse effects repeat with each dose, 3) exposing them to liability

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  5. Shy Ted says:

    C’mon people, get jabbed, mask up, get as many tests as you can. Only $65.2 billion to go.
    I’m so old I remember when $1,000,000,000,000 was a lot of money. ScuMo, GHunt, please explain.

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  6. Steve trickler says:

    Tony Heller:

    Some more spectacular fake news about weather and climate from “Yahoo News”

    Historic Media Megadrought

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  7. Steve trickler says:

    [ Whispering ] Once you see the trees they can not be unseen.

    Switzerland’s Giant tree remains

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  8. Steve trickler says:

    Nick, in the thick of it.


    Indigo Traveller:

    Venturing out of Haiti’s capital didn’t end well.

    Threatened by Bandits in Haiti (beyond crazy)

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  9. Cold-Hands says:

    Something’s going on beyond normal ——

    Video provided by the National Park Service.

    Mexican earthquake causes ‘desert tsunami’ in Death Valley

    Waves generated by earthquakes in lakes, lochs & other enclosed bodies of water are known as “Seismic seiches” and were first described in 1755.

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  10. Old bloke says:

    mh says:
    September 25, 2022 at 12:55 pm

    A sober, adult discussion on war journalism

    The Chris Hedges Report: Ukraine and the crisis of media censorship

    Thanks MH, that was a good interview.

    On a similar note, I posted a link to a Gonzalo Lira monologue on this esteemed journal a few weeks ago about two independent journalists reporting from the Ukraine. I can’t remember the journalists’ names, there was a German lady and a British gentleman, but I can’t find that monologue on YouTube now.

    Apparently they were reporting on the war in the Ukraine from independent viewpoints which didn’t concur with the Zelensky regime’s preferred narrative, so they have been punished.

    Both of them have had their assets and bank accounts seized by their own governments, the German lady’s father’s assets and bank accounts have also been seized.

    Journalism died along with many other components of our civilization.

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  11. Steve trickler says:

    A bloke walking his dog….not far this time.


    woof bark growl:

    Cash 2.0 Great Dane and Rowdy the mini horse at the Westfield outdoor mall 1

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  12. Steve trickler says:

    Gee whiz.


    Fleccas Talks.


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  13. Steve trickler says:

    Peter Santenello:

    Most American big cities have become more difficult over the last few years due to an increase in crime and homelessness. Some families have decided to leave it all and start anew. Join me as we meet a family from Philadelphia that decided to move to Alaska to start at a new life living off the grid.

    Living Off The Grid In Alaska 🇺🇸

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  14. mh says:


    🔴 Fed’s Inflation Resolve Lifts Dollar and Sinks Stocks – Ep 843

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  15. mh says:

    The Albanese government has shocked investors by proposing to retrospectively stop companies paying shareholders fully franked dividends that are funded by capital raisings.

    And when the market is crashing.

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  16. Shy Ted says:


    Records released this week show Mr Morrison was near-constantly holding meetings via a secretive cabinet committee of which he was both chair and sole member.
    Mr Shearer was said to have been present at most of the Cabinet Office Policy Committee’s first year of meetings while working as the former PM’s adviser on cabinet matters and before his 2020 promotion to the intelligence agency,
    The Office of National Intelligence (ONI) boss did not respond to written questions from The New Daily on Wednesday asking if he had also advised the former PM on his other major contravention of cabinet: the secret takeover of his ministers’ responsibilities.
    The committee, whose agenda was set by the PM and Mr Shearer, was revealed to have been one of the most active bodies in the government and met 739 times during the previous Parliament, despite Mr Morrison being its only member

    ScuMo’ new pronouns are Xi, Jinping

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  17. Eyrie says:

    Interesting article. Discovery, forgetting, false paradigms, re-discovery. Makes you wonder about the medical profession and much else. What do we really know and how do we know we know?

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  18. Shy Ted says:

    When I worked in Katherine I was being introduced to the various services around town, of which there are many and pointless other than as faux-employment programs. One was the Ab Alcohol Recovery and Rehabilitation Centre. Much lauding, “wonderful job they’re doing, consumers getting better every day” and so on. Later at the office, divvying up the workload for the newly recruited team they asked if I’d like to take on the AARRC. “No thanks”. “Why not?” “Because they’ve all got Korsakoffs” (the most severe form of brain damage from alcohol consumption, memory gone forever).
    New team mostly kids straight from uni. “Research shows…, studies in similar populations…” etc. “Well, you do it”.
    Several weeks later – “how are you getting on?” “Nobody can remember my name or where they know me from”.
    I rather suspect they’ve failed upwards.
    Fustercluck in the making.

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  19. Arky says:

    Disaster sells. Conflict sells. Pessimism sells.
    That’s why the algorithms pick up the videos with the content creator making a “shocked” face. Or “collapse in two weeks. Final warning”!
    We are like little meerkats, we are wired for danger.
    It’s our biggest problem right now. People want to slow down and look at the car crash. They might not say they want car crashes, but they sure act like it’s the highlight of their day when they see one. For every person who pulls over to see if they can help, fifty people slow down to have a good gawk.
    They don’t make movies where people speak rationally and sort things out with logic and reason and within the rules of law. That’s the dullest movie ever.
    We used to have a bit of balance in these things, it seems to me. Rules of debate, hear the other side out. Present a fair representation of the other fellows views.
    Of course, all that requires, like all good things, a considerable amount of work.
    It’ll be a shame if we drift towards war and disaster because we were too lazy to build the types of discussions required for civil society to function. Or if we were just so bored we let the inner meerkat loose.
    The left stopped appearing on conservative media and stopped inviting the centre right on theirs when the climate crap started. “Don’t give them a platform”, became the cry. “They’re shills for big oil”.
    That was the end of civil discussion. After that, people choose their side and dug in. Like spuds.

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  20. Arky says:

    Records released this week show Mr Morrison was near-constantly holding meetings via a secretive cabinet committee of which he was both chair and sole member.

    Where were these meetings held?
    In the toilet?

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  21. Arky says:

    Imagine being the poor bastard taking the minutes while Morrison sharted out the blueprint for the utter disaster that was the last three years.

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  22. Old bloke says:

    mh says:
    September 25, 2022 at 2:15 pm

    In the early days of Adam’s blog we had a guy here posting as ‘DM of WA’ who loved the WA lockdowns. Eventually he pissed off.

    I wondered then if DM should have been DiM or DuM.

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  23. Eyrie says:

    They don’t make movies where people speak rationally and sort things out with logic and reason and within the rules of law. That’s the dullest movie ever.

    American Werewolf in London. The goodies used logic and reason and figured things out. They still lost. I thought the message was really bad. Don’t bother with logic and reason.

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  24. mh says:

    Records released this week show Mr Morrison was near-constantly holding meetings via a secretive cabinet committee of which he was both chair and sole member.

    Paging Dr Freud.

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  25. mh says:

    Prince Harry was “just as dismissive” to Palace staff as Meghan Markle, insiders have claimed.

    Courtiers: the Hidden Power Behind the Crown, alleges the Duke of Sussex sent rude emails to senior aides before he and the Duchess quit royal life, reports The Sun.

    The bombshell claims make up a catalogue of jaw-dropping allegations levelled at Meghan and Harry during their time as working royals.

    And according to The Times reporter Valentine Low, the Queen and Charles’ private secretaries – Edward Young and Clive Alderton – were among staffers at the receiving end.

    Low writes: “Harry was just as dismissive of the two senior courtiers as Meghan.”

    He goes on to quote an insider, who said: “He used to send them horrible emails. So rude.”

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  26. Old bloke says:

    Came within 6′ of stepping on a croc. My guess is it was 8′ as it slowly made it’ way out of a tiny creek 2′ wide (how did it even turn round?). Walked on a bit, 2 pairs of abandoned thongs and a bicycle, right at the water’ edge. It’s where the kids go to smoke dope.

    Was this at Rapid Creek Ted? There’s always lots of walkers and joggers along the path beside the creek, it would be a great place for a croc to dine on the family pet.

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  27. Steve trickler says:

    Some of the prices for those gas stoves are incredible.

    Newsom exists because the MSM whores fail to engage. Very much like the MSM whores in Australia. All bought and paid for.


    Tony Heller:

    California Flunks Chemistry

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  28. Steve trickler says:

    Not good.


    Stew Peters:

    More proof that the left is trying to force eugenics on us through the clotshot! This vaccine has been designed to cause erectile dysfunction in men as well as a slew of penis injuries. Even further, this is targeting the young men!

    Erectile Destruction: Covid Shots Causing Serious Penis Injuries In Young Men

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  29. shatterzzz says:

    Came within 6′ of stepping on a croc.

    I almost ran over a 5foot red belly on the M7 cycleway at Eastern Creek last week came off the Penrith/Mountains motorway overpass around a bend and it was in the middle of the lane .. fortunately, it’s a downhill run so was past it before either of us could react/panic ….. not so LOL! ..

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  30. shatterzzz says:

    They don’t make movies where people speak rationally and sort things out with logic and reason and within the rules of law. That’s the dullest movie ever.

    yep! .. I always get amused by these TV/movies where instead of walking in to the room and blowing away the victim, forthwith, they decide to have a conversation which often turns out badly .. LOL!

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  31. kaysee kaysee says:

    That Farrrrr-right, Fascist Giorgia Meloni

    History is written! Despite Ursula von der Leyen’s unworthy and dirty threats, Italians vote en masse for the far right. Giorgia Meloni first female premier in the history of Italy.

    Cats, how many words in the following article (and headline) can you pick that tell you that this is not an unbiased media publication?

    Giorgia Meloni Victory in Italy is Putin’s Best-Case Scenario

    Italy has reportedly elected Giorgia Meloni, the far-right leader of the Brothers of Italy, as its next prime minister, and her political victory is likely to be welcomed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Meloni leads all exit polls and has already delivered a victory speech.

    “Italy chose us,” Meloni said, according to the Associated Press. “We will not betray (the country) as we never have.”

    On Sunday, Italians voted in their first national election since 2018 and elected Meloni, who was once a Putin admirer, to become the nation’s first female prime minister. The results signaled a turning point for Italy, a nation whose last broad unity government was led by Mario Draghi, an establishment figure who was staunchly opposed to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    The Brothers of Italy descended from post-fascist roots, making Meloni the first politician from a post-fascist line to rule the country since World War II. And while she has advocated for sending military aid to Ukraine, she also defended Russia as “part of our European system of values” just last year in her memoir

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  32. kaysee kaysee says:

    More on Giorgia Meloni

    3 February 2020
    National Conservatism Conference in Rome, Italy
    Giorgia Meloni: God, Homeland, Family

    Giorgia Meloni’s remarks at God, Honor, Country: President Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II, and the Freedom of Nations

    22 September 2022
    Campaigning as a Catholic Mother, Giorgia Meloni Could Be Italy’s First Woman Prime Minister

    Meloni’s declaration during a speech in Rome, “I am Giorgia; I am a woman; I am a mother; I am Italian; I am Christian” is such a signature element, it was remixed as a techno-dance track that has more than 12 million YouTube views.

    The DJs who made it intended to mock her; instead, they helped boost her popularity.

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  33. Steve trickler says:

    All cops with tattoos that are visible to the public need to be sacked immediately.

    All of them.

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  34. kaysee kaysee says:

    A New Baby Island Has Just Been Born In The Pacific Ocean

    A new island has sprung up in a patch of the southwest Pacific Ocean riddled with underwater volcanoes, according to NASA Earth Observatory.

    It began with the eruption of an underwater volcano found in the Central Tonga Islands on September 10 – and within just eleven hours, a landmass emerged from the watery depths, created by oozing lava that had been cooled by the ocean waters and solidified.

    Over the following days, lava continued to pour and the newly formed island grew. The island was 170 meters (558 feet) in diameter on September 16 and eventually swelled to 182 meters over the following two days.

    By September 20, the island had grown to cover 24,000 square meters (6 acres) with an elevation of 10 meters (33 feet).

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  35. Steve trickler says:

    Check out these pathetic police officers. You are not expected to watch all 44 minutes of these clowns so skip to 15:50.

    He well and truly puts them in their place. The is a psychologist and he knows the law. The body language of the cops speaks volumes.


    Power To The Proletariat:

    Bethnal Green earning the hate – disgraceful sergeant dismissed (after a free maths lesson)

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  36. Steve trickler says:

    This is a psychologist….

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  37. Steve trickler says:

    Check out the female cop that walks out. What is she good for?

    Absolutely nothing, except getting fatter by the day. She couldn’t run 500 metres.

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  38. shatterzzz says:

    By September 20, the island had grown to cover 24,000 square meters (6 acres) with an elevation of 10 meters (33 feet).

    I’m sure we can contribute the usual $xmillions to help keep it from re-submerging .. LOL!

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  39. mh says:

    yep! .. I always get amused by these TV/movies where instead of walking in to the room and blowing away the victim, forthwith, they decide to have a conversation which often turns out badly .. LOL!

    Austin Powers – Scott, you just don’t get it. You don’t

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  40. mh says:

    …making Meloni the first politician from a post-fascist line to rule the country since World War II.

    Anyone who is anti EU is anti fascist to some degree.

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  41. Shy Ted says:

    Not Rapid Creek, oldbloke, just along the Norman River. Lots of them about but this was such a tiny little inlet, far smaller than the beast itself. Next day thongs and bike gone, nobody missing from town.
    Anyway, here’s a picture of a local cat

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  42. Steve trickler says:

    I like her.


    GTV last Stand

    This speech from GIORGIA MELONI is a real breath of fresh air.



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  43. Old bloke says:

    Shy Ted says:
    September 26, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Not Rapid Creek, oldbloke, just along the Norman River. Lots of them about but this was such a tiny little inlet, far smaller than the beast itself. Next day thongs and bike gone, nobody missing from town.

    Thanks Ted, I thought that you were a Darwinian for some reason. You are out in the sticks alright.

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  44. kaysee kaysee says:

    GTV last Stand

    This speech from GIORGIA MELONI is a real breath of fresh air.

    If anyone wants to watch the full speech:

    April 2019
    Giorgia Meloni’s electrifying speech at the World Congress of Families


    Election Meme

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  45. Steve trickler says:

    Cheers, kaysee.

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  46. mh says:

    Let’s hope PM GIORGIA MELONI lasts longer than the average Italian PM.

    GTV last Stand

    This speech from GIORGIA MELONI is a real breath of fresh air.

    Those views are the antithesis of Mussolini’s.

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  47. kaysee kaysee says:

    Let’s hope PM GIORGIA MELONI lasts longer than the average Italian PM.

    Let’s also hope she stays true to the Conservative values that she has spoken of in her speeches.

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  48. kaysee kaysee says:

    The Lion King

    Acrylic Painting on Canvas Step by Step

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  49. Shy Ted says:

    Our Italian PM will be delighted at the result in Italy.
    And why I failed the audition for Sleeping Beauty

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  50. mh says:

    A few faces of Sudden Death
    We’ll never know why unless there is an investigation

    Does Warnie appear in any of these compilations?

    Lest we forget

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  51. Steve trickler says:

    Bruce Hornsby:

    By Bruce Hornsby and the Range from their 1986 album The Way It Is.

    The Way It Is

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  52. Arky says:

    Down the Mornington peninsula for a holiday.
    F***ing awful.
    All along the shore here are concrete, boxy, modernist monstrosities. The holiday homes of the rich and soulless Melbourne craptocracy.
    Money doesn’t seem to buy anything in some cases except a sense of entitlement and a brutalist lack of any comprehensible aesthetic.

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  53. Steve trickler says:

    Donna Antoinette Coleman and Vernon Coleman:

    Animals Exhibit Altruistic Behaviour.

    Animals don’t just show love; they frequently exhibit behaviour that can only be described as altruistic. Animals can suffer, they can communicate and they can care. There are numerous well-authenticated stories of animals putting their own lives at risk in order to save their loved ones.

    Elderly lionesses who have lost their teeth and can no longer hunt, and who are too old to have young are, theoretically, of no value to the rest of the pride. But, nevertheless, the younger lions will share their kills with them. An older lioness may live out her old age – 20 years or more – being looked after by younger females.

    A three-year-old chimpanzee is able to recognise when an adult chimpanzee (even one who is a complete stranger) needs help. And he will provide the required assistance even when there is no benefit to be gained – without expecting a reward or praise of any kind. The young chimpanzee helps simply because it wants to. For example, young, agile chimpanzees will climb trees to fetch fruit for their older relatives. Old age brings respect. Older male chimpanzees are only rarely threatened by younger animals and are tolerated without aggression. Older chimpanzees are given more grooming than they give.

    Foxes have been observed bringing food to adult, injured foxes. When one fox was injured by a mowing machine and taken to a vet by a human observer the fox’s sister took food to the spot where the injured fox had lain. The good Samaritan sister fox made the whimpering sound that foxes use when summoning cubs to eat (even though she had no cubs).

    Whales have been observed to ask for and receive help from other whales.

    Author J. Howard Moore described how crabs struggled for some time to turn over another crustacean which had fallen onto its back. When the crabs couldn’t manage by themselves they went and fetched two other crabs to help them.

    A gander who acted as a guardian to his blind partner would take her neck gently in his mouth and lead her to the water when she wanted to swim. Afterwards he would lead her home in the same manner. When goslings were hatched the gander, realising that the mother would not be able to cope, looked after them himself.

    Pigs will rush to defend one of their number who is being attacked.

    When wild geese are feeding, one will act as sentinel – never taking a grain of corn while on duty. When the sentinel goose has been on watch for a while it pecks at a nearby goose and hands over the responsibility for guarding the group.

    When swans dive there is usually one which stays above the water to watch out for danger.

    Time and time again dogs have pined and died on being separated from their masters or mistresses.

    Author Konrad Lorenz described the behaviour of a gander called Ado when his mate Susanne-Elisabeth was killed by a fox. Ado stood by Susanne-Elisabeth’s body in mourning. He hung his head and his body was hunched. He didn’t bother to defend himself when attacked by strange geese. How would the animal abusers describe such behaviour other than as sorrow born of love? There is no survival value in mourning. It can only be a manifestation of a clear emotional response – love.

    Coyotes form pairs before they become sexually active – and then stay together. One observer watched a female coyote licking her partner’s face after they had made love. They then curled up and went to sleep.

    Geese, swans and mandarin ducks have all been described as enjoying long-term relationships.

    One herd of elephants was seen to be travelling unusually slowly. Observers noted that the herd travelled slowly so as not to leave behind an elephant who had not fully recovered from a broken leg. Another herd travelled slowly to accommodate a mother who was carrying her dead calf with her. When the herd stopped to eat or drink, the mother would put her dead calf down. When they started travelling she would pick up the dead calf. The rest of the herd were accommodating her in her time of grief.

    Vampire bats will regurgitate blood into the mouth of a sick bat.

    Gorillas have been seen to travel slowly if one of their party is injured and unable to move quickly.

    When animals die their relatives and friends will often bury them. A badger was seen to drag another badger – which had been killed by a car – off the road, along a hedge, through a gap and into a burial spot in nearby woods. Elephants won’t pass the body of another elephant without covering the corpse with twigs, branches and earth. After scientists and park officials culled elephants in Uganda, they cut the ears and feet off the dead animals and stored them in a shed ready to be made into handbags and umbrella stands. But during the night a group of elephants broke into the shed and retrieved and then buried the ears and feet. Elephants have even been seen burying dead buffalo and dead lions.

    If adult foxes are killed (for example, by a hunt) and they leave behind an orphaned cub, relatives of the slaughtered foxes will look after the cub. They take on responsibility as though the cub were their own.

    Penguins keep warm in groups. When the birds on the outside begin to feel the cold they go into the centre of the group to get warm while the warm birds, who have been huddled inside, take their turn on the outside.

    Geese fly in changing formations to protect one another.

    Grooming (picking fleas and bugs and mud from one another’s fur) is an essential part of family life for gorillas.

    A dwarf mongoose in the Taru desert of Kenya was badly injured. Her group stayed around her, grooming her and bringing her food until she was able to walk again.

    Elephants will pull spears and darts out of themselves and out of each other. They will pull one another to their feet if they are having difficulty in rising.

    Elephants have been known to rescue captured elephants in hunting raids.

    Swiss researchers studying rats at the University of Bern discovered that rats demonstrate altruism towards strangers in much the same way that people sometimes do. People are more likely to lend a hand to a perfect stranger if they have benefited from kindness in the past and rats are just the same.

    A researcher from the University of Parma in Italy, has shown that in Rome, where there are 350,000 stray cats in 2,000 separate colonies, male alley cats let the weakest individuals in their colony – small female cats and their kittens – eat first. The researcher concluded that the male feral cats, although normally aggressive, recognise that the weaker females and the young kittens need to be given precedence in order to survive. Of course, the cats may just have surprisingly good table manners. Whatever the explanation may be, their actions can undoubtedly be described as altruistic.

    When around 80 whales beached themselves on New Zealand’s Tokerau Beach one September day in 1983, locals tried to keep the whales alive by splashing water over them to help keep their skins moist. When the tide finally came in, the whales started to float in the right direction but soon became disorientated and beached themselves again. There seemed to be no hope until a school of dolphins came to the rescue and successfully led the whales into the safety of the sea.


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  54. Arky says:

    Melbourne is now an ugly city, and it’s poison congeals further and further out into the state.
    It’s elites are the most horrible arses inflicted on any antipodean state in living memory.

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  55. Arky says:

    Who needs Soviet architecture, when some of the richest people on the planet have adopted the style as their own?

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  56. mh says:

    Chris Kenny

    Feminists of Australia aren’t ‘hailing’ the rise of Giorgia Meloni

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  57. Steve trickler says:

    Clever edit. It takes a lot of work. 👏

    Haddaway – What Is Love (Moreno J Remix)

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  58. JohnJJJ says:

    Who needs Soviet architecture, when some of the richest people on the planet have adopted the style as their own?
    Many are ex South Afree’ans. These are blockhouses. The windows are narrow vertical slits for the rifles. The assegais can’t get poke through. Fences are at least 10ft high with guard dog.
    We’ve got these everywhere.
    The rest are built like hotels – all white inside – nothing personal, gardens like the five star hotel . Everything is done by maintenance and tradies. Walk the streets in the morning and see the tradie hilux everywhere. Walk in the afternoon (before 3 when the kids come home) and see the fillipino maids/cleaners catching the bus home.
    Nothing beautiful, gracious or fascinating – all just cookie cut.

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  59. Steve trickler says:

    Devils Tower, Wyoming.

    Ancient petrified tree stump. Someone chopped it down with a fine slice.

    The evidence is global.


    Roy Is Chosen (End Sequence) | Close Encounters of the Third Kind | Voyage

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  60. mh says:

    You know this story

    S&P 500 notches new closing low for 2022, Dow falls more than 300 points on surging dollar

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  61. mh says:

    Steve trickler says:
    September 26, 2022 at 11:17 pm
    Reverend Simon Sideways:

    What a great sermon!

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  62. Shy Ted says:

    Fleurieu Peninsula S of Adelaide is the same, Arky. Used to be funny little beach shacks, a few still remain, but in recent times it’s the soulless buildings you describe. Original inhabitants describe having to jump through hoops to make any sort of improvement, a garage or shed and interminable delays. Local council can only be described as fascist in their pursuit of their ideals. Mayor got “busted” enjoying a fully paid trip to China (Chinese buddhist temple built on to die for land). Single galvanised sheet of steel blew off iconic fishermen’ lookout, $200 worth replaced. Council managed to blow this out with an upgrade, $57,000 worth. I rented an enormous beach house at one stage, clearly built to accommodate 2 groups as holiday rentals. Quite the most sterile interior, box from the outside.
    19 year old employees doing beach patrol instructed to film anyone breaking the beach rules, they don’t know any better and being children, they get a kick out of it. One day in adverse conditions, strong offshore wind, non-regular beachgoer blown out to sea on inflatable toy, drowns, in front of her kids. All very traumatic but just a fact of life. Emergency council meeting, what to do. Managed to get in. Astonishingly stupid suggestions from astonishingly stupid people all accepted as valid.
    Which is pretty much how councils are run. In the end I think they went with a smoking ceremony at the wrong spot and increased beach patrols telling people to wear lifejackets.
    One day I’ll tell you about the suicide prevention initiative where they built 4′ fencing along the cliff to stop people jumping off (no one ever had cos you’d have just rolled down to the bottom) but not where the cliff was sheer because that would have increased cliff erosion. Oh, I just did.
    A couple of quaint villages with truly dreadful “artworks” from local artists receiving grants, usually placed where people had previously parked their cars. Killed the daytime business of you couldn’t park nearby.
    Please don’t post things that get me started.

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  63. Shy Ted says:

    State funeral for Uncle Jack –

    Uncle Jack was taken away from his parents when he was four months old and never knew his father. He learns on a program that his real name was Hilton Hamilton Walsh. “Two of my mother’s 13 children, a Bunnerong woman, died at birth, and the other nine were seized as part of the assimilation program of the Australian government. Mom gave birth to me at age 15 while sneaking out of Melbourne’s Royal Women’s Hospital and traveling to a blackfella camp close to Shepparton-Mooroopna. At the age of four months, the police discovered us and removed me. As he told the Yoorrook Justice Commission. She herself was a 15-year-old ward of the state at the time.” In time, Uncle Jack came to reconnect with his mother, but in his own words, “we didn’t exactly bond”. “I believe this is because all of her 11 children were removed,” he said.

    Much of which seems to be missing from MSM reports.
    Behold his misery.
    What to do with the children of 15 year olds at risk?

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  64. Arky says:

    Shy Ted says:
    September 27, 2022 at 8:24 am
    Fleurieu Peninsula S of Adelaide is the same, Arky

    I miss the holiday homes of my youth, where we could muck around and make real memories, before everything became a massive affluenza pissing competition between clueless wankers.

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  65. Arky says:

    JohnJJJ says:
    September 26, 2022 at 10:20 pm
    Many are ex South Afree’ans.

    Lot of ex pats of various descriptions.
    The ageing population, the coof, and work from home seems to have accelerated the growth.

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  66. Shy Ted says:

    Employed for her qualifications and skills
    Where’s that carpet we sweep things under?
    Executive summary page 3, recommendations page 15. IPA so nothing will happen.

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  67. Steve trickler says:

    Tony Heller:

    Fifty years ago flooding in Pakistan was blamed on global cooling, but now it is blamed on global warming.

    Sun So Hot …. Froze To Death

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  68. Steve trickler says:

    Tony Heller:

    Italy has elected their first woman prime minister and the western press corps is very upset. Instead of celebrating democracy and women’s rights, the press is in unison trying to smear her as a fascist.

    Italy’s First Woman Prime Minister

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  69. Arky says:

    Give a man a cartoon, and he’ll hold the bridge of his nose and go “geeeeze” once. Teach him to find his own cartoons, and he will be wincing all afternoon.

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  70. kaysee kaysee says:

    The top players in sport make a lot of money. So, their decisions are not based on being able to pay bills from one day to the next.

    If sportsmen and women are to be cheered and treated like champions, the ones who deserve it would be those who have stood up against mandates and put their health first. Purebloods like Novak.

    Here’s another one. Never heard of him before.

    Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving:
    Gave up 4-year, $100M-plus extension to be unvaccinated

    “I gave up four years, 100-and-something million deciding to be unvaccinated and that was the decision,” Irving said during Nets media day on Monday. “[Get this] contract, get vaccinated or be unvaccinated and there’s a level of uncertainty of your future, whether you’re going to be in this league, whether you’re going to be on this team, so I had to deal with that real-life circumstance of losing my job for this decision.”

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  71. kaysee kaysee says:

    Give a man a cartoon, and he’ll hold the bridge of his nose and go “geeeeze” once. Teach him to find his own cartoons, and he will be wincing all afternoon.

    I find that there is so much other reading and viewing info here. I do not click on links that send me to a page which is full of cartoons. It is an overdose of “humour”. And a waste of time trying to see if there are any that appeal. But that is just grouchy old me. 🙁

    I skim through many “funnies” websites and if I find one or two good ones, I share them here. It would be nice if anyone with a sub to the Oz could post good toons of the day (like Leak).

    Arky, there will be those who are happy to have the links you’ve posted to the main toon sites and go through pages of toons.

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  72. kaysee kaysee says:

    Since it is the end of the page …

    When the result of the Italian election was declared …

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