Open Thread – Saturday, 25 March 2023

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  1. Apparently Nick Mason was the only one who didn’t run; he’s assembled some pals to tour early Pink Floyd.

    Ticket prices aren’t what they used to be.

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  2. johanna johanna says:

    Wow, $400+ for premium tickets at the Enmore. Mind you, it’s a small venue and I imagine the cost of lugging all that equipment across the world and around Australia would be considerable. I’m sure the shows will sell out – the music is wonderful!

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  3. mh says:

    If the world’s inflation problem really is caused by the war in Ukraine as the western political establishment tell us, why are they not trying to get a solution?

    If we take politicians at their word, they know the weapons they are sending to Ukraine to extend the war are inflationary. More armaments for Zelensky mean higher interest rates.

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  4. mh says:

    Greetings dear truth seekers

    Why can’t the West Defeat Russia┃US disowned in Fear UK’s statement on Shells with Depleted Uranium

    125K subscribers

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  5. Shy Ted says:

    What can you see in this pic of the recent protests?
    I see a gloved hand doing a soon ot be illegal nazti salute.
    I see a Victoria’ Secret model masked up.
    I see a man in a dress with a generator which I presume is to keep his tits inflated.
    I see police must be no taller than 5′ 6″
    I see our taxes being wasted.

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  6. Shy Ted says:

    En France
    Ploy perhaps?
    Gummint wants to improve productivity. Public Service solution

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  7. kaysee kaysee says:

    Vivek defines woke…

    The Left claims Republicans can’t define ‘”woke.” Well, how’s this?

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  8. kaysee kaysee says:

    The Washington Times

    Vaccines don’t work, masks don’t work:
    Everything government told us about COVID-19 was wrong

    Remember when the federal government told you masks were effective against COVID-19?
    Yeah, they’re not.

    Remember when the government told you vaccines will keep you from getting the virus?
    Yeah, they don’t.

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  9. kaysee kaysee says:

    Here’s that interview.
    The RINO Desantis being interviewed by the liberal media.

    Ron DeSantis Grilled By Piers Morgan

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  10. kaysee kaysee says:

    What Genius Looks Like

    In the year 2000, the Clay Institute of Mathematics selected seven yet-unsolved “Millennium Prize” problems as the most important in mathematics, offering a million-dollar cash prize for each correct solution. The first verified solution, which was for the Poincaré conjecture in 2006, shocked the academic world and created one of the most infamous New Yorker cartoons of the past century. None of the remaining problems have been solved––or even credibly attempted––until now.

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  11. kaysee kaysee says:

    China’s Social Credit System

    How it works

    CHINA’S social credit system is a combination of government and business surveillance that gives citizens a “score” that can restrict the ability of individuals to take actions — such as purchasing plane/train tickets, acquiring property or taking loans — because of behaviors

    On the blacklist

    If you are on the blacklist of #socialcredit system, your face, name, I.D. No., address…will display on buses, subways, planes…for everyone to see to shame you.

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  12. kaysee kaysee says:

    From American Thought Leaders

    Jan Jekielek interviews Dr. Jay Bhattacharya:
    The Deadly Consequences of Censorship and the Need for COVID Commissions
    (1 hr 3 min)

    Podcast here

    Transcript here

    (Contd. next comment)

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  13. kaysee kaysee says:

    Two examples from the Jay Bhattacharya podcast, on how censorship works.


    It was a deeply irresponsible thing for Francis Collins to do. It was an abuse of his power. He’s the head of the National Institute of Health. He sits on top of $45 billion of federal funding.

    For instance, Stanford gets a half a billion dollars a year from the NIH. Not only does he control the money, he also controls the social status of scientists. If you don’t get NIH grants as a biomedical researcher, it puts you down the social hierarchy within the social structure of academic medicine. I would not have gotten tenure at Stanford if I had not won NIH grants.

    …….. So, you have a federal government figure abusing his power. Why? Because he couldn’t stand the idea that there were prominent scientists that disagreed with him about pandemic policy. That’s why he called for a devastating takedown of our premises.


    I got invited to visit with Elon Musk as a result of these revelations in the Twitter files. What I found out during my visit there at Twitter headquarters is that I was actually placed on the blacklist the very day I joined Twitter. Why did that happen? It’s not Twitter 1.0 on its own that decided this.

    That came about because government actors were involved at the highest levels of federal bureaucracy telling social media companies what ideas to censor and who to censor

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  14. kaysee kaysee says:

    NSW is set for a double whammy. A Labor state government with the Opposition Libs headed by a Marxist Greenie. So far he has been the controlling power behind the Lib Premiers. After the election, he will be the Liberal party. One big Green Uniparty to trash the state.

    A caller on radio suggested that if the voters of Hornsby vote in the Lib member they should be locked into their electorate for the next four years and not allowed to leave it.

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  15. mh says:

    Ron DeSantis Grilled By Piers Morgan

    Enjoyed the interview.
    No grilling though.

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  16. kaysee kaysee says:

    Enjoyed the interview.

    Same here.

    I don’t agree with what he said about Russia and Putin. But the rest of the interview provided an insight into how he operates and deals with his job.

    The DDS (DeSantis Derangement Syndrome) team/Forever Trumpers are having digs on something he said.

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  17. mh says:

    Are there any good guys running in the NSW election?

    Who are we rooting for?

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  18. kaysee kaysee says:

    I am watching Sky News and the results here.

    The Libs don’t deserve to win. Perrottet has played up to the woke issues a number of times. Not sure why Dutton kept away from helping with the campaigning.

    Looks like it is going to be a Labor majority. Anyway, with Labor + Greens and the Greenie Keane likely to take over as Lib Opposition Leader, it looks quite bleak.

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  19. Old bloke says:

    Are there any good guys running in the NSW election?

    Mark Latham is running again for the upper house, he’s expecting a bigger vote for PH One Nation this election.

    Latham doubles down: One Nation to run in twice as many seats in NSW election

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  20. SVC SVC says:

    Dr John Campbell interviewing Senator Rennick. They were talking about a report that was released by TGA. Some lady had to fight like a bulldog with TGA to get that report released and passed to Senator Rennick. Needless to say, some of the stuff in that report is concerning. Very concerning.

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  21. johanna johanna says:

    Thanks, Coldie. Appreciated. 🙂

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  22. mh says:

    Peace In Ukraine Is “Unacceptable” Says Biden Spokesman

    The Jimmy Dore Show
    1.17M subscribers

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  23. Shy Ted says:

    Hope you’ve all been over to Michael Smith to see AnAl talking to the little girl. Out of the moths of babes.

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  24. Shy Ted says:

    mouths. My guess is taxpayer funded champagne and caviar. You don’t want to know what my second guess is.

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  25. Shy Ted says:

    Another day, another QPol shooting
    “Comments are moderated in advance”

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  26. mh says:

    I’m guessing Adidas know they have to sell the $billion plus of Yeezy shoes or face financial ruin

    Kanye West has made his return to Instagram, and he appears to have had a sensational epiphany following his string of anti-Semitic outbursts.

    The US rapper, 45, specifically referenced actor Jonah Hill for changing his mind, saying his character in 21 Jump Street finally changed his mind.

    “Watching Jonah Hill in 21 Jump street made me like Jewish people again,” West wrote on the platform alongside a poster for the 2012 film.

    “No one should take anger against one or two individuals and transform that into hatred towards millions of innocent people.”

    “No Christian can be labelled antisemite knowing Jesus is Jew,” he went on, adding, “Thank you Jonah Hill I love you.”

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  27. Never thought I’d see a chicken trying crocs as footwear, Ted.

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  28. kaysee kaysee says:

    Mark Latham is running again for the upper house, he’s expecting a bigger vote for PH One Nation this election.

    There are the expectations before the election.
    And the reality, after.

    Teal, One Nation wave a NSW election washout

    Despite grand hopes for the Teals and One Nation to steal seats from the major parties, it became clear early on they would not overthrow as many electorates as intended

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  29. kaysee kaysee says:

    Some lady had to fight like a bulldog with TGA to get that report released and passed to Senator Rennick. Needless to say, some of the stuff in that report is concerning. Very concerning.

    In this case, it is a lady from Melbourne.

    Last week, I posted a link to an article about a doctor from Qld who was concerned about the vaxx injuries in her patients.

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  30. kaysee kaysee says:

    Peace In Ukraine Is “Unacceptable” Says Biden Spokesman

    Macron agrees.
    They don’t want peace. They want the war to continue even if it affects the citizens of their countries.

    January 2023
    France increases military aid to Ukraine with more tanks

    France will be sending tanks to Ukraine in an effort to expand its military aid, French President Emmanuel Macron told his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, on Wednesday.

    “The president wished to amplify this military aid,” announced the presidency after a one-hour telephone call between the two leaders, AFP reported, a week after Armed Forces Minister Sébastien Lecornu’s trip to Ukraine.

    March 2023

    Macron Says France Can’t Afford to Pay Pensions as Is — After Bumping Up Aid to Ukraine in January

    From @ggreenwald: France is now covered with protests and strikes because Macron said there’s no money to allow workers to retire at 62 (he used special power to raise it to 64).

    In January, Macron directed major increases in military aid to Ukraine because “the president wished to amplify this military aid.”

    “Amazing. We always have money for war — no money for the people,” retorted @jimmy_dore.

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  31. kaysee kaysee says:


    Police in Sweden
    No real law and order problems?

    Father and son on Dr Phil

    This is so heartbreaking. Father breaks down at the sight of his “transgender” son

    Richard Dawkins:
    He gets it right on this one.

    Richard Dawkins says JK Rowling and Kathleen Stock have been “bullied” while standing up for themselves over trans issues. “As a biologist, there are two sexes and that’s all there is to it.”

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  32. kaysee kaysee says:

    J.K. Rowling’s Stand Against the ‘Dangerous’ Transgender Movement Is Important.
    Here’s Why.

    According to Rowling, she was aware that speaking out on the transgender movement would likely turn off some of her fans. Nonetheless, she felt compelled to do what was right regardless of the potential consequences.

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  33. kaysee kaysee says:

    AI chatbots compared:
    Bard vs. Bing vs. ChatGPT

    The chatbots are out in force, but which is better and for what task? We’ve compared Google’s Bard, Microsoft’s Bing, and OpenAI’s ChatGPT models with a range of questions spanning common requests from holiday tips to gaming advice to mortgage calculations.

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  34. Old bloke says:

    SVC says:
    March 25, 2023 at 10:52 pm

    Dr John Campbell interviewing Senator Rennick.

    Thanks SVC, that was a very interesting link. It was unfortunate that the interview ended when it did with the Senate bell calling everyone into the Senate, the discussion about the TGA, particularly its funding by big pharma, was illuminating.

    Needless to say, some of the stuff in that report is concerning. Very concerning.

    Yes indeed it was.

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  35. kaysee kaysee says:

    Michael Smith has a better headline with the news.

    Vandal Matt Kean screws the Liberal Party then runs away

    “Spend more time with the family” excuse is code for “I will use my spare time to undermine a nearby Federal Member of Parliament so I can get his seat”.

    Snake Kean destroyed the Liberal Party’s reputation in NSW to the point that he was among the top reasons people wouldn’t vote for them.

    He undermined and background against conservatives in the Party and did all he could to damage his internal political opponents.

    Now that he’s driven them to Opposition, he’s been given the opportunity to run for the leadership basically because there’s no-one else left.

    The snake runs and hides.

    It would have been far better if Hornsby was one of the seats that the Libs lost.

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  36. kaysee kaysee says:

    American Thought Leaders

    It’s All Being Covered Up’:
    Sen. Ron Johnson on Missing Batch of Fauci Emails, COVID Origins, and Silencing of the Vaccine-Injured

    Ron Johnson:

    I am not a doctor, not a medical researcher but there’s so much disinformation out there. It certainly concerns a guy like me. Why isn’t it concerning the Anthony Faucis and the Collins’ and the Walenskys and the people who replace these folks? Why isn’t it concerning our Federal health agencies? I think the answer is pretty obvious. It’s because they are thoroughly and completely captured by Big Pharma.

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  37. kaysee kaysee says:

    Matt Walsh responds to the left’s TRIGGERED reaction to traditional wives.

    This New TikTok Trend May Be Triggering To Some

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  38. kaysee kaysee says:

    I had promised a more detailed response to this comment by AB Test.
    It is on my To Do list, but I don’t know when I will be able to get to it.

    Here’s Calvin Robinson with the question:
    What does a post-Christian Britain look like?

    ‘I’m not convinced we’re entering a period of agnosticism or atheism. It seems as Christianity shrinks away into the corners of Western Society, another faith is being promoted to take its place as the default.’

    A meme that goes with it.

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  39. kaysee kaysee says:

    Italy BANS insects from pasta and pizza

    The Italian government has announced several decrees to crack down on the use of insects and bugs in Italian cuisine.

    Don’t mess with Italians and their food. They will not be happy.

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  40. kaysee kaysee says:

    Feeling disheartened with all the wokeness and think that they are winning?
    They aren’t. Not when sane people vote with their wallets.

    The audience thought it was funny.
    Mr. Rogers warned us about transgenderism way back in 1980.

    3/Employers and this
    HR Hiring Manager

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  41. Cold-Hands says:

    The chatbots are out in force, but which is better and for what task? We’ve compared Google’s Bard, Microsoft’s Bing, and OpenAI’s ChatGPT models with a range of questions spanning common requests from holiday tips to gaming advice to mortgage calculations.

    Did they test them with this?

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  42. mh says:

    Don’t Let Them Get Away With It! A powerful video montage chronicling the last three years of tyrannical COVID measures and vaccine mandates.

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  43. mh says:

    Ron DeSantis Unveils Plan To Oppose ‘Big Brother’s Digital Dollar’


    Yes, States can fight back against the great reset.

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  44. mh says:

    A meme that goes with it.

    That’s brilliant, kc.

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  45. mh says:

    Courier Paywall

    Premier to limit Qld rent increases in massive shake-up

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has moved to cap the amount of times property owners and landlords can lift rents in Queensland. This is how it will work.

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  46. win says:

    The men protesting at the Let Women speak rallies show why the majority of domestic violence and womens deaths are perpetrated by men .Why do some men who rape women have to kill them as well. Can we presume that Adam Goodes adored and adulated can humiliate a 13 year old foot ball fan in front of millions because this is how girls in the out back Aboriginal communities are held in contempt and suffer the reported violence. Civilised men do not do these things.

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  47. mh says:

    Piers Morgan Reacts to Donald Trump vs Ron DeSantis With Kellyanne Conway

    Piers Morgan Uncensored

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  48. Eyrie says:

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has moved to cap the amount of times property owners and landlords can lift rents in Queensland.
    Should read:
    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk plans to worsen “rental crisis” in Queensland.

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  49. Shy Ted says:

    So, you work in a bottle shop or similar. Someone with foetal alcohol syndrome, a history of violence with a weapon, is carrying an edged weapon and really, really, really wants some grog. Here’s what to do

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  50. Eyrie says:

    A sawn off shotgun under the counter would work.

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  51. mh says:

    Courier Paywall

    How tennis great blew $185m fortune

    He was was a tennis prodigy – and a millionaire before turning 18. But in one of sport’s most spectacular rise and falls, Boris Becker explains how he lost it all.

    Let’s hope Boris spent it on the important things in life.

    Like George Best did.

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  52. johanna johanna says:

    The father of the perp who murdered (OK, allegedly) the bottleshop attendant said it was a result of racism, and that the kid’s mother was a pisswreck who never cared for him. He was often hungry, she didn’t love him, etc.

    So, where were you in all this, champ? His father. Did you feed him, care for him, let him know that he was loved?

    Racism my left foot.

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  53. kaysee kaysee says:

    The Leak toon above, posted by Cold-Hands.

    They say: A picture is worth a thousand words. I could rant several paragraphs and still not have a message as effective as Leak’s cartoon.

    NSW LNP would most likely have lost the election, anyway. Winning a fourth term would have been difficult due to other factors. But they could have lost with dignity and self-respect by holding on to Conservative values.

    With just a few changes to the faces, that “photo” could be sent to every federal and state Liberal HQ. To be framed and placed in their offices.

    The ex-NSW premier pretzelled himself by trying to please everyone he thought needed to be pleased. 25 million for a flagpole to fly the aboriginal flag, supporter of Voice, supporter of some prideful qwerty group. Supporter also of the anti-Pell gangsters – in order to please them, he discovered that he had prior commitments and could not be present at the funeral mass for George Pell.

    Was it worth it, Dom Perrottet?

    As for the ex-Treasurer, which faction endorsed a fake Liberal for a very safe Liberal seat? And which ignorant electors still voted for this Marxist Greenie so he still has a job where he can further destroy the party?

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  54. kaysee kaysee says:

    The men protesting at the Let Women speak rallies show why the majority of domestic violence and womens deaths are perpetrated by men .

    Before we worry about the men who protest at the Let Women Speak rallies or the men who are responsible for domestic violence, let’s investigate men like John Pesutto, supposed to be the leader of the Victorian Liberals.

    Today’s Oz has an article (can’t find the online link) where Moira Deeming is forced into a position where she has to justify why she (a woman) participated in a rally that is fighting for the rights of women. She reveals her personal experiences of sexual abuse.

    Each party wants to field women candidates to show how much they care for equality. Yet, they place those with mental illnesses (a fraction of the population) as more important than real women who are half the total population.

    This advice in the Quadrant:

    “I have done nothing wrong.”

    That strikes me as a good line for all of us to have at the ready: whenever the mob comes after you, it’s never worth it to apologise or cower.

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  55. kaysee kaysee says:

    Let’s move overseas.

    The shooting at the Christian school in Nashville. The media would have been pleased to have another example of the need for gun control due to white supremacy.

    But, of course, the story will quietly vanish.

    Benny Johnson

    The Colorado Springs shooter identified as non binary.

    The Denver shooter identified as trans.

    The Aberdeen shooter identified as trans.

    The Nashville shooter identified as trans.

    One thing is VERY clear: the modern trans movement is radicalizing activists into terrorists.

    This item in Powerline:

    Then it was reported that the shooter was transgender, and my first assumption was that the shooter was a male after all. But further information reveals that the shooter was in fact a female, Audrey Hale, who is a transgender “man” with “he/him” pronouns. Hale apparently planned the attack carefully, and left behind a “manifesto.” We’ll have to wait to see if the manifesto is made public.

    There are some very good memes to go with that article.

    And the news about a Trans Day of Vengeance on April 1, outside SCOTUS.

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  56. kaysee kaysee says:

    The mystery of how a minority group of mentally ill people is controlling the western world.

    I’ll finish with this:

    Humza Yousaf wins election to become SNP leader

    Congratulations, Scotland. In the choice between a practising Christian and a practising Muslim, SNPs 72,000 members picked a Muslim. Chosen because he supports qwertyism.

    All ye Scots, stuff that in your bagpipes and enjoy the tranny music to come.

    The country’s gender recognition bill, hailed as a landmark piece of legislation by transgender rights activists, faced opposition from some SNP members who said it ignored the need to protect single-sex spaces for women, such as domestic violence shelters and rape crisis centres.

    Mr Yousaf has promised to push forward with the legislation, which has been passed by the Scottish parliament but blocked by the UK government.

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  57. kaysee kaysee says:

    A short break from the madness.

    Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot (GER)

    Gold Medal | Pairs Free Skating | PyeongChang 2018

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  58. JohnJJJ says:

    I don’t know if you guys are interested in this, but Louis Anthony Cox Jr gives an interesting talk on risk assessment and how it is being ‘abused’ by various Government bureaucracies.
    He was part of Trump’s EPA and got into trouble with the usual ‘majority of scientists’ . Although he steers clear of COVID, it is obvious exactly the same thing happened. Instead of using the figures i.e. real data and probability, the bureaucrats and academics used (and continue to use) feelings, concern and panic. 40 minutes but entertaining as he shows this same concern model can be used to show wearing socks causes cancer.

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  59. JohnJJJ says:

    kaysee says:
    March 28, 2023 at 3:50 pm
    A short break from the madness.
    Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot (GER)

    WOW, now that was a good six minutes of my life. I love the two blokes behind them ( the coaches?) bending and moving their hands at one point.
    I am off to try some of those moves with my wife.

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  60. mh says:

    Families resorting to tents in parks as Queensland’s housing crisis deepens | 9 News Australia


    Families forced to live in tents amid Sydney’s rental crisis | 9 News Australia


    We need Klaus down here to show these people who own nothing how to be happy.

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  61. mh says:

    WATCH | ‘We’ll fetch Putin from the airport’ – Malema says Russian leader will not be arrested in SA


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  62. In the Spooner, Moira’s speech bubble omits the word ‘yet’.

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  63. mh says:

    Chinese President Xi Jinping confronts Justin Trudeau at G20 | USA TODAY #Shorts


    Xi recognises what a piece of crap Trudeau is.

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  64. mh says:

    Trump Urges U.S. “TO PRAY” Following Nukes. UN Blocks Nord Stream Investigation.


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  65. mh says:

    ‘He needs the autocue’: Joe Biden lashed for joking about ice cream after school shooting

    Sky News Australia

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  66. mh says:

    Arab nations embracing Syria | The West Asia Post

    7.36M subscribers

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  67. mh says:

    Courier Paywall

    ‘Spread like wildfire’: Qld in grip of sickness tsunami as cases surge 800pc

    Queensland is in the grip of a sickness tsunami with cases of potentially life-threatening viruses, gastro bugs, flu, sexually transmitted diseases and bacterial infections soaring by up to 800 per cent.


    Everyone Has AIDS

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  68. mh says:

    Inflation fell to 6.8 per cent in 12 months to February

    The Reserve Bank has the ammunition it needs to hold interest rates at its meeting next week after new figures showed a larger-than-expected slowdown in inflation.

    The Australian Bureau of Statistics monthly measure of inflation showed consumer prices growing 6.8 per cent in the 12 months to the end of February.

    The annual rate had been 7.4 per cent in January and 8.4 per cent in December. The annual rate of inflation for new dwelling purchases, which were at 17.9 per cent in November, has slowed to 13 per cent while rents were steady at 4.8 per cent.

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  69. Shy Ted says:

    Comment from the US –

    So, more and more information is coming out about the Nashville school shooter. Last night, Nashville PD released video of it driving through the school parking lot, entering through the front doors after shooting them out. They also released pictures of the weapons used, the pistol being a S&W Shield chambered in a round that will blow your lungs out according to Joe Biden and a pair of long guns, one being a Kel-Tec and the other being an AR pistol with attached stabilizing brace.
    Kinda funny that the House Judiciary Committee began holding hearings questioning ATF’s authority to outlaw AR pistols with attached stabilizing braces starting last week, isn’t it? And then there’s the fact that the ATF was getting their asses handed to them in said hearings? Need I say more?
    Uh-huh. Nothing to see here, move along, move along.

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  70. Destroyer D69 says:

    From Jo Nova site the DrJohn Campbell/Senator Rennick interviews.David Maddison
    March 26, 2023 at 3:44 pm · Reply

    Two important videos from Dr John Campbell concerning a document about covid “vaccine” obtained under the freedom of information act from Australia’s incompetent and secretive Therapeutic Goods Adminstration. 21 mins

    Interview with Senator Rennick about the above: 48 mins

    Senator Rennick is one of less than a handful of Australian politicians, State or Federal, who actually have a clue.


    David Maddison
    March 26, 2023 at 6:49 pm · Reply

    Just released:

    Dr John Campbell interviews Prof. Robert Clancy about the TGA report. Many alarm bells raised. 37 mins.

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  71. kaysee kaysee says:

    And …

    A new page ……..

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