Open Thread – Saturday, 25 December 2021

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  1. stackja says:

    “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”
    Clement Clarke Moore

  2. Merry Christmas, regardless of your Çat allegiances. 🙂

  3. Mark A says:

    Adam Piggott’s Christmas blog.

  4. mh says:

    Merry Christmas from Big Pharma

    ‘CROATIAN football is in mourning following the death of 23-year-old defender Marin Cacic.

    The NK Nehaj player collapsed in training a few days ago and was taken to hospital where he was placed into a coma.

    But his club revealed in an emotional tribute on Facebook that the Gospic-born ace later died.

    The sad news has also been reported by Bosnia and Herzegovina news-site Klix that ‘his doctors fought unsuccessfully for his life’.

    It is reported that the centre-half ‘suddenly collapsed during training’ after suffering a ‘heart attack’.

    https://www.the-sun.com/sport/premier-league/4332457/marin-cacic-dies-aged-23-heart-attack-croatia/

  5. Delta A says:

    Happy Christmas, DashCats.
    Thanks to all for the informative, infuriating and funny posts.

  6. Black Ball says:

    Merry Christmas to all of you and your families. Love your work

  7. Rohan says:

    Merry Christmas Cats.

    A music inspired joke:

    C, E-flat, and G go into a bar. The bartender says, “Sorry, but we don’t serve minors.” So E-flat leaves, and C and G have an open fifth between them. After a few drinks, the fifth is diminished, and G is out flat. F comes in and tries to augment the situation, but is not sharp enough. D comes in and heads for the bathroom, saying, “Excuse me; I’ll just be a second.” Then A comes in, but the bartender is not convinced that this relative of C is not a minor. Then the bartender notices B-flat hiding at the end of the bar and says, “Get out! You’re the seventh minor I’ve found in this bar tonight.” E-flat comes back the next night in a three-piece suit with nicely shined shoes. The bartender says, “You’re looking sharp tonight. Come on in, this could be a major development.” Sure enough, E-flat soon takes off his suit and everything else, and is au natural. Eventually C sobers up and realizes in horror that he’s under a rest. C is brought to trial, found guilty of contributing to the diminution of a minor, and is sentenced to 10 years of D.S. without Coda at an upscale correctional facility.

  8. Shy Ted says:

    Merry Christmas to all you heroes and thoughts of Christmases past, simpler times.
    Games
    Health
    Before mobile phones
    Poverty

    10.15 and still sober. Gotta go fix that.

  9. johanna johanna says:

    Christmas greetings to all here, and especially to Adam for making it possible.

    Onward into 2022!

  10. Steve trickler says:

    How fortunate to be able to walk up to the airport perimeter and watch the show.

    Great sights and sounds.

    *********

    bobsurgranny:

    USAF Lockheed F-35A Jets Arrive at RAF Lakenheath, England.

  11. kaysee kaysee says:

    ★。・:*:・゚☆ Christmas Day 👼 🔔 ★。・:*:・゚☆

    Un
    .

    Deux
    .

    Trois
    .

  12. mh says:

    Black Ball, maybe try this one

    COMMENTARY

    We underestimate this lunatic circus at our peril
    Why, after billions of dollars and extreme inconvenience to literally every person in Australia, has our vaccination program failed to deliver the benefits we were promised?

    STEVE WATERSON

  13. kaysee kaysee says:

    I decided that for Christmas (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) I am going to keep off posting on certain topics.

    So I’ll stay with the theme of the day and other light subjects.

    Just for today. 🙂

  14. kaysee kaysee says:

    Andrea Bocelli – Jennifer Lopez

    Quizás,Quizás,Quizás

  15. kaysee kaysee says:

    Christmas on a Caturday?

    Well
    .

    Then
    .

  16. kaysee kaysee says:

    And to end my Christmas Day,

    on the Cat ….

  17. kaysee kaysee says:

    ★。・:*:・゚☆ Christmas Day 👼 🔔 ★。・:*:・゚☆

    Clay Aiken:

    Mary Did You Know

  18. kaysee kaysee says:

    egg_,

    I meant to check: Is today, your day?
    You mentioned something earlier this month, but I wasn’t sure if you were joking.

  19. cohenite says:

    Lame pics: hoorah!

  20. mh says:

    The Age

    ‘Early Denmark Omicron numbers provide reasons to be cheerful’

    ***

    Ian Dury and The Blockheads – Reasons To Be Cheerful, Pt. 3

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

  21. mh says:

    If you get pressured into karaoke this Christmas, and you aren’t much chop, this one is quite easy as I found out today

    Mud – Lonely This Christmas

  22. mh says:

    Hi Bill, Hi Klaus,

    The COVID World post date: December 25th, 2021

    TUCUMÁN, ARGENTINA – A mother in Argentina has caused an uproar after announcing that her 3-year-old daughter has died shortly after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

    Miriam Suárez said her daughter Ámbar was vaccinated last week on December 15th and passed away a day later from sudden cardiac arrest.

    The 3-year-old had received the jab because otherwise she would not have been allowed to go to kindergarten due to a vaccine mandate.

    Miriam told Argentine media that her 3-year-old had no symptoms immediately after the jab, but while playing with the neighbor’s kids the next morning, Ámbar fainted and was taken to the Children’s Hospital of Tucumán where she died from cardiac arrest.

    The heartbroken mother said:

    “I’m sure my daughter was killed by the vaccine. She was a healthy girl, full of life, without any health issues.”…

    https://thecovidworld.com/ambar-suarez-3-year-old-girl-dies-1-day-after-receiving-covid-19-vaccine-investigation-launched/

  23. Shy Ted says:

    Trust you all had a good one. That nice POTUS chap has been visiting sick kiddies in hospital. Sound up nice and loud so you can hear him fart at 10 seconds.

  24. mh says:

    ‘Sydney to Hobart sailors still awaiting their final PCR test results have been given the green light from the Tasmania government to begin the race on Sunday, but will be forced to retire and turn back from the race if positive.’

    ***

    Can I have a FMD.

  25. mh says:

    LeBron James posted this meme

  26. cohenite says:

    Animal activist kunt tash (that’s the bitch’s name!) peterson get’s thrown out out of a beef on the hoof display; the wallopers won’t charge the old farmer who physically turfed the bitch from the arena to her outrage:

    https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/social/vegan-activist-tash-peterson-posts-christmas-message–c-5075917

  27. mh says:

    Craig Kelly: Christmas message for All Australians
    1,435,938 views Dec 24, 2021

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

  28. mh says:

    Another “coincidence”

    ‘Algerian football player Sofiane Loukar has died after collapsing during a match against ASM Oran in the Algerian 2nd league on Saturday.

    Loukar, who is the captain of MC Saïda, suffered a heart attack during the match with medical staff unable to revive him.

    Loukar’s sudden passing marks the fourth footballer this week to have died from cardiac arrest as Croatian footballer Marin Cacic, Oman national team player Mukhaled Al-Raqadi and Egyptian goalkeeper Ahmed Amin all suffered similar fates.

    The 30-year-old fell to the ground in Saturday’s match against ASM Oran without taking contact from another player and medical staff immediately rushed to the scene to resuscitate him. However, they were unable to save him and he was pronounced dead shortly after.’

  29. mh says:

    #livingwithcovid

    ‘COVID chaos hits Caulfield as jockeys test positive after attending Caserta funeral

    The Boxing Day race meeting at Caulfield has been thrown into chaos with 12 jockeys stood down after confirmation that they attended a COVID-19 exposure site.’

  30. mh says:

    Vaccines Macht Frei

    ‘Denis Shapovalov tests positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Sydney’

    Shapovalov is ranked 14th in the world and was set to play in the ATP Cup in Sydney.

    He is now unlikely to take part in the competition, as tennis officials and organisers across the country aim to ensure the Summer of Tennis and Australian Open are still able to go ahead in January.’

  31. cohenite says:

    Interesting:

    EDITORIAL 26th DECEMBER 2021
    GIBRALTAR DID EVERYTHING
    Gibraltar has a population of 33,000 people. It is essentially a military base with very strong controls over residents. It is easy to isolate and lockdown. By March 2021, it had a 100 % Covid Vaccination rate. Booster doses started on October 1st and 76 % of the population is now “boosted”.
    In regard to Cases per Million, it is NUMBER 4 on World Rankings (Total – 7,900)
    In regard to Deaths per Million, it is NUMBER 11 on World Rankings (Total = 100)
    In regard to Tests per Million, it is NUMBER 2 on World Rankings
    In Total — Gibraltar has had 7,900 cases which is 24 % of the population and 100 deaths attributed to Covid which is 0.3 % of population.
    CASES = 24 % DEATHS (attributed to Covid) = 0.3 % of Population
    THE DIAMOND PRINCESS DID NOTHING
    The cruise ship was isolated in Japan while they just waited until viral collapse occurred. The Japanese were criticised for leaving the ship to its fate with effectively zero interventions.
    Total Cases = 712 Deaths 13 Total on Board = 3,711 (inc Passengers and Crew)
    CASES = 19 % DEATHS (attributed to Covid) = 0.35 % of Population
    So, the Diamond Princess outcome where mostly elderly people were trapped in a cruise ship was almost EXACTLY the same as Gibraltar — a military base where there is great discipline and control of the population using maximum Public Health interventions.
    The conclusions we can reach from this comparison are clear. Public Health measures did almost nothing to prevent the outcomes of the virus.
    But worse still, Public Heath measures may have caused huge amounts of morbidity and mortality from delayed presentations and delayed diagnoses, from psychological impacts, from economic impacts, from vaccine adverse events.
    Data Source — Worldometers https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
    From the team at CMNnews.org — Updated DAILY —
    Check the website EVERY day ALWAYS hit the LOAD MORE Button.

  32. mh says:

    Courier Paywall

    ‘300 health staff in quarantine as Qld records 714 new Covid cases’

    ***

    Good job they sacked all the unvaxxed staff, otherwise… um… otherwise…

  33. mh says:

    Oops

    ‘Hundreds of people have wrongly been sent a text message telling them they are Covid negative, when they are positive.
    St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney issued an apology on Boxing Day, saying the situation was believed to have been caused by human error.

    “SydPath last night incorrectly messaged more than 400 people, advising them they had tested negative to Covid,” the hospital said in a statement on Sunday.

    “These people had tested positive to Covid.’

  34. mh says:

    Desmond Tutu, brown bread

  35. Steve trickler says:

    The ever changing, stupid f**ing rules with this scamdemic.

    GTV:

    Hypocrisy has become a job description.

    Double Standards AGAIN ! 🤦‍♂️

  36. JohnJJJ says:

    “SydPath last night incorrectly messaged”

    400 eh. A bit like an cruise ship arriving and allowing the passengers to disperse…..but but that would never happen again.

  37. Whalehunt Fun says:

    Desmond Tutu, brown bread

    Walking close to the line where false accusations of colour-based humour will be made by the usual socialist filth.

  38. Steve trickler says:

    The full show is back up. 36:34

    The movie includes scenes from numerous shuttle missions, beginning with footage of a de-orbiting space shuttle on its approach to Cape Canaveral, complete with sonic boom.

    Hosted by Walter Cronkite and published by IMAX in 1985

    The Dream Is Alive. 1985. 1080p

  39. Steve trickler says:

    The Nigerian series continues. Always worth your time. 26:57

    ****

    Indigo Traveller:

    Overwhelming 24 Hours in Nigeria (this is extreme)

  40. mh says:

    ‘Beginning December 26 and lasting for seven days, Kwanzaa is a celebration of community, family and culture, established as a means to help African Americans reconnect with their African roots and heritage.’

    ***

    Kamala isn’t African American.
    But she is a liar.

  41. mh says:

    One of the greatest comeback stories’: Bone-breaking vulture back above Europe

    ‘They were known as “lamb killers” and “bone crunchers” – and it was even rumoured that they were able to snatch small children.

    But after centuries of intense persecution, the bearded vulture, one of the world’s most imposing birds of prey with a wingspan of up to almost three metres, is staging a comeback across its former range in Europe.’

    ***

    Comeback? I’m sure global warming will kill them all soon.

  42. Ragu says:

    If The Warmening doesn’t get them, the windmills shall.

    A bit like an cruise ship arriving and allowing the passengers to disperse

    I know an elderly couple from that ship. The wife got it and the husband never felt better.

  43. srr says:

    Making Sense Of The Data

    https://rumble.com/vrfrm8-making-sense-of-the-data.html?mref=6zof&mrefc=2

    tonyheller – Published December 26, 202

    Rumble — The government fought the war on drugs because they didn’t like competition from other gangs of criminals.

  44. srr says:

    The Defenders Of Free Speech

    https://rumble.com/vresci-the-defenders-of-free-speech.html?mref=6zof&mrefc=3

    tonyheller Published December 25, 2021

    Rumble — The most interesting part if the globalist coup is how the perpetrators hijacked the trusted news sources of their useful idiots.

  45. mh says:

    Kwanzaa emerged not from Africa, but from the FBI’s COINTELPRO. It is a holiday celebrated exclusively by idiot white liberals. Black people celebrate Christmas.

    Ann Coulter

  46. mh says:

    Punter punted:

    Breaking
    The Ashes
    Seven makes changes to broadcast team after positive COVID case
    Ricky Ponting, Mel McLaughlin and Tim Lane are among the Seven commentators ruled out of the MCG Ashes Test due to a positive COVID-19 case at the broadcaster.

    And

    Positive COVID-19 case in England camp delays play
    The start of play is expected to be delayed – and that could have major ramifications for the match – after a family member of one of the team members returned a positive coronavirus result.

    LMAO

  47. Steve trickler says:

    Rumble link test.

    ******

    Tony Heller:

    Making Sense Of The Data

  48. Shy Ted says:

    All those case in Qld!!!!!!!!! Aagh!!! I mean ah ha ha ha

  49. Steve trickler says:

    Test 2. Test 1 failed.

    Heller

  50. Steve trickler says:

    Test 3

  51. Cardimona says:

    Today’s LTE submission, sent to ten papers, but unlikely to be get any ink because our legacy media serves the same foreign power as our elected fvckwits.
    *****

    The Editor

    At this point in history, it has never been more important for Australians to have read the Australian Constitution.

    It is easy to find on the federal parliament’s website (aph.gov.au), it’s free to download, and it’s a plain-language document.

    Sections 92 and 117 show the state border closures have always been illegal.

    Section 51(xxiiiA) shows the mask, vaccine, QR code and lockdown mandates, (each are “medical services”), have always been illegal.

    Section 109 shows that if the federal government cannot legally impose the covid mandates then nor can the state governments.

    Section 44 shows that the elected representatives who are working for a foreign power, in this case the World Economic Forum (looking at you, Greg Hunt), are ineligible to sit in parliament.

    All the major players in this plandemic, from Bill Gates on down, are graduates of the WEF’s “Global Leaders” program (and its predecessors).

    And if you thought covid was a real and deadly disease, consider the difference between the ‘Diamond Princess’ cruise ship in early 2020 and Gibraltar in late 2021.

    No treatments were used on the ‘Diamond Princess,’ while everything was used in Gibraltar – for the same case fatality rate (0.3%).

    What that shows is that everything our governments have done was both illegal and unnecessary.

    We can never trust ALP, LNP, KAP or the Greens again.

    (222 words)

  52. Steve trickler says:

    Test 4 – Bitchute test.

    Heller

  53. Steve trickler says:

    Apologies for all the test posts. Trying figure out if posting links to sussietube’s biggest threat gets you blocked or is a bug? My posts didn’t even show up!

    Feel free for anyone to try linking to them.

    h/t SRR@Dovers.

  54. Steve trickler says:

    To be confirmed.

    ****

    New and extraordinary taxes should not be a surprise. ‘It’s the price we pay for living in a civilised society’ lol.

    More accurately, it’s the temporally displaced price we pay for ‘feel good’ policies. It’s increasingly a scam.

    We are no longer talking about measured taxation and well deployed spending for the greater good, we are talking about crony-capitalist, politically captured gears of government oiled by our blood, sweat and tears (our money).

    You may not see it when your favourite politician announces some big new boondoggle, but rest assured – the bill always comes. It just doesn’t look like it’s connected…and that mental disconnect is by design.

    Stop. Calling. For. More. Government. Spending.Victoria’s New 62 5% Tax

  55. Shy Ted says:

    Cool kid joins TikTok

    Mr X has also copped criticism for turning off all features on his TikTok except the ability to like or follow him.

    Unlike.

  56. Steve trickler says:

    Work around found, for now.

  57. mh says:

    The Sun

    CONSPIRACY theorist Alex Jones’ wife was arrested on Christmas Eve on a domestic violence charge that the right-wing provocateur said stems from a “medication imbalance”.

    Sheriff’s deputies took Erika Wulff Jones into custody and booked her into an Austin jail at about 8.45pm on Friday.

    ***

    Alex should have her using supplements from the Infowars store.

  58. caveman says:

    What a cluster fuk this has turned into.

  59. cohenite says:

    Why the left are converting the US military: to lead the left coup and prevent Western values from reasserting itself:

    https://choiceclips.whatfinger.com/2021/12/26/why-would-you-defend-something-that-is-evil-wokism-is-destroying-our-military/

  60. Admin Admin says:

    Steve trickler says:
    December 27, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Apologies for all the test posts. Trying figure out if posting links to sussietube’s biggest threat gets you blocked or is a bug? My posts didn’t even show up!

    Feel free for anyone to try linking to them.

    Steve, your comments at 11:13 and 11:31 ended up in Spam.

    Usually, the Spam comments folder is not checked as it is filled with Spam. As you mentioned here that you had a problem with the posts, I checked the Spam.

    Two comments from srr at 9:30, 9:31 were also there.

    All 4 comments had rumble links. Not sure why the system identified them as Spam.

  61. Admin Admin says:

    Hello All,

    If your comments end up in moderation or disappear for reasons unknown (such as no log in errors, no more than the permitted limit on links per comment, or other related issues), please mention it here.

    We can check what is happening only if we know about it.

    If you can provide some clues to the missing comment and the time it happened, it would help.

  62. Steve trickler says:

    Cheers, Adam.

    tinyurl is always a back up.

  63. mh says:

    Starc on a hat trick.

  64. Steve trickler says:

    Pond scum…the floater at the top of the septic tank, speaks.

    So many f8cking idiots admire this piece of sh*t, primarily because corporate media do not hold him to account.

    That bitch doing sign language needs to have a fair trial and be jailed for life if necessary, too.

    All complicit.

    WA restrictions extended until January 4 amid one new COVID case

  65. mh says:

    ‘Carlos Tejada, a New York Times Deputy Asia Editor, has died at the age of 49. He suffered a heart attack less than a day after posting to social media that he had received a Moderna booster vaccination.’

    https://thenationalpulse.com/2021/12/26/ny-times-editor-49-dies-one-day-after-moderna-booster-shot/

  66. mh says:

    Not SNL

    ‘We Wish You Warmth And Togetherness’: Mayor Lightfoot Delivers Kwanzaa Message

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtpOB39wL1Y

  67. mh says:

    You cannot comply your way out of tyranny

    Avi Yemini 🇦🇺🇮🇱
    @OzraeliAvi
    ·
    6h
    Western Australia records ONE case, and McGowan thinks it justifies ruining NYE celebrations again.

    BTW they’re 85% fully vaxxed 12yrs+.

    The federal government allowing this abuse to continue is shameful.

  68. Steve trickler says:

    So many need to hang after a fair trial. The Prime Minister, Premiers, CMO’s, Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists and a lot of .Gov Health administrators – All the top heads from the TGA….the list goes on. Oh, and do not forget the complicit members of the police forces.

    The concentration camps being built should be used to accommodate them for pre-trial detention. They need to be protected before the trials.

    ***ts of the Earth. All of them.

    South Australia’s Premier imposes new COVID restrictions

  69. Black Ball says:

    Jeeerrrooooeeennn is a bit of a traitorous piece of shit.

    “If the public was aware of this proceeding and thereby aware that there was a risk that contact tracing and QR code information might be disclosed to third parties, it would significantly undermine the state’s ability to manage the Covid-19 pandemic.”

    With these words, Victoria’s Covid commander Jeroen Weimar launched a court bid to keep secret the fact the state’s health authorities had made a promise they might not be able to keep.

    Documents obtained by the Herald Sun detail how an incredible 11-month battle between two government agencies played out in the shadows.

    As it probed the government’s disastrous handling of the hotel quarantine program, WorkSafe demanded the personal and contact information of guests and staff.

    When the Department of Health refused, the authority told the department it faced charges if it failed to comply.

    A WorkSafe inspector even turned up at the department’s city office without notice to again request the documentation.

    Victoria’s Covid Commander Jeroen Weimar successfully sought to cover up the lawsuit with a gag order. Picture: Sarah Matray

    By June, the wrangle landed in the Supreme Court, where the department sought a ruling that it could be exempt from divulging the information due to public interest immunity.

    The case unfolded in a series of closed court hearings after Mr Weimar successfully sought to cover up the lawsuit with a gag order prohibiting any details being made public.

    “I believe that if members of the public were concerned that their information would be shared with third parties for reasons other than the public health risk mitigation reasons for which it was collected, there would be significant hesitancy among Victorians in providing information to contact tracers,” he told the court in a written affidavit.

    In the midst of the secret battle, which the Herald Sun had become aware of, the paper vehemently opposed any gag order but the details were suppressed until last week.

    Finally, the revelation – and the attempts to cover it up – can be detailed.

    Mr Weimar feared it would ‘undermine public trust and confidence in the contact tracing system’. Picture: Getty Images

    In his arguments for secrecy, Mr Weimar conceded that if the court did not rule that contact tracing information was protected by public interest immunity, his team of virus detectives would no longer be able to guarantee confidentiality.

    He feared that would “undermine public trust and confidence in the contact tracing system” and stop people from coming forward to be tested, and in turn, cause further outbreaks.

    “We give a significant undertaking to hold that information confidential for the purpose of public health and not to share it beyond that,” he said.

    “We would have to change that approach and that would be a matter of significant public commentary.”

    A trial to determine if the contact tracing information is protected by PII was slated for October 18 but was abandoned after WorkSafe found it already had enough evidence to charge the department.

    It charged the department on September 29 with 58 offences over its failures to keep people safe in hotel quarantine.

    WorkSafe charged the Health Department with 58 offences over its failures to keep people safe in hotel quarantine.

    The workplace watchdog told the department it would no longer be pursuing them for the information and would ask the court to dismiss the matter.

    Ultimately, Justice Andrew Keogh dismissed the case and did not rule on the department’s PII claim, despite them asking him to still do so.

    The department told the court a lack of any ruling would leave uncertainty as to whether a PII claim could be made in the future and was “likely to cause a degree of public alarm about the release and use of confidential information”.

    More CoverageSecrecy a cultural norm for Andrews govtAndrews govt lied about who can access QR code data

    Even if the department had a PII win against WorkSafe, Justice Keogh said in his ruling that it would not prevent other authorities from seeking the information under a different statutory regime based on different factual circumstances, with a different outcome.

    “There cannot be an absolute protection of contact tracing information on public interest immunity grounds which renders it immune from disclosure, irrespective of the precise information concerned, and when, in what circumstances, and for what purpose disclosure of the information is sought,” Justice Keogh said.

  70. mh says:

    Black Ball, can you unlock the latest Piers Akerman column on covid tyranny. Thanks.

  71. mh says:

    Everyone has stopped listening to the Prime Minister, so the Treasurer has to weigh in. FMD

    ‘Frydenberg calls for calm in ‘border wars’
    The Treasurer says state leaders need to take a common sense and compassionate approach to Covid testing requirements, not one based on fear or panic.’

  72. Shy Ted says:

    Good posts you lads and lasses.
    A little while ago I saw a couple of tweets that said the elites were meeting in Antarctica. I presume it’s nice this time of year.
    Anyway, the first article has got my spidey senses tingling.
    Curiouser and curiouser.

  73. Shy Ted says:

    Where’s Wally from 100 years ago
    Will reveal a bit later unless some clever clogs sees it first. Stands out like dogs bollocks when you see it.

  74. mh says:

    Scott Boland knocking them all over.

  75. mh says:

    Australia win the Ashes series.

    Already.

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