Open Thread – Saturday, 26 February 2022

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  1. Whalehunt Fun says:

    2

  2. Whalehunt Fun says:

    No idea if it is summer. There ain’t no sun her for a week to come and in all the week that’s gone.

  3. Steve trickler says:

    A couple of thunder claps and a few drops of precipitation in Perth tonight; back to warm weather tomorrow.

  4. Steve trickler says:

    No missing people found here. Just a jovial day pulling dumped cars out of the water.

    *****

    Adventures with Purpose:

    We found 5 more vehicles underwater in Fort Worth here on the 3rd day while training other search teams how to use sonar and recovery sunken cars.

    Day 3 – FOUND 5 VEHICLES UNDERWATER (Fort Worth Underwater Sonar Training)

  5. Ragu says:

    Getting a bit wet up there, mh?

  6. Ragu says:

    Anyway, back to regular programming.

    Covid. Fella at merogenomics sez that once you take a clot shot it is “practically impossible” to clear the spike from your system.

    PS. Love you too, Black Ball 🍻

  7. caveman says:

    And just like that Dow up 800+pts Russia take Ukrain ,back to normal programming….wahaaaaa climate wahaaaaa covid.

  8. mh says:

    Yes, Ragu.

    Southern Queensland’s weather emergency has claimed two more lives, including an SES volunteer at Ipswich. It comes as a severe thunderstormwarning is issued for parts of the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay this morning, and with large downpours forecast again for today and flood warnings in place

    The Courier Mail calls it an emergency, but keeps the information behind a paywall.

    And no point getting info from the ABC. They are hopeless.

  9. Ragu says:

    I gather everyone is panic buying, again.

    Looks like no lessons learned from last time as they’ve only just started to release universal solvent from Wivenhoe.

  10. mh says:

    independent.co.uk
    Iceland opens to all travellers, including unvaccinated

  11. mh says:

    The ABC (errors included)

    South-east Queensland’s rapidly filling Wivenhoe Dam began releasing floodwaters on Friday night as downpours continue across the catchment region.

    The massive rain band that has drenched the region in recent days has seen the dam’s water level jump by about 30 per cent in the past two days.

    By 7:30am on Saturday, Wivenhoe at risen to 90.9 per cent of capacity, with rain still falling and more inflows expected.

    Moderate flooding is likely along the Brisbane River downstream of Wivenhoe Dam.

  12. Black Ball says:

    The Australian attempting, I think, trying to attract readers.
    ‘Australia’s transition towards renewable energy and a greener economy is the greatest challenge — and the greatest opportunity — of our time. We are proud to celebrate the Australians who are leading the way with innovative ideas, new technology and bold vision.’

  13. mh says:

    Matthew Murphy
    @TheMurphstar
    ·
    18m
    Wivenhoe just hit 95%. It’s rising at about 1% per hour. Flood compartments already filling. Prepare for larger dam releases. #qldfloods

  14. Shy Ted says:

    Oh noes, where’s the next pandemic gonna come from now?
    Already reports they are targetted/destroyed/captured.

  15. Ragu says:

    When are they going to blow rhe top off it? 110%?

  16. egg_ says:

    Salty: “Google diversity hire kombucha enema experts” keeping the Left information-ringfenced on social meeja platforms.

  17. Ragu says:

    What’s going on Ukraine? All the Max Peakers are blowing out hard at Boomervaxally and I can’t be plooked wading through the Chinese whispers

  18. Steve trickler says:

    If you don’t wish to be trawling social media, this bloke will do it for you.

    Agenda-Free TV.

    Russia Attacks Ukraine – LIVE BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE (Putin Declares War)

  19. Ragu says:

    Thanks, Steve

  20. Old bloke says:

    Ragu says:
    February 26, 2022 at 12:25 pm

    When are they going to blow rhe top off it? 110%?

    *****************************************************
    I had a look at the rain radar for Brisbane and it’s still pouring down, it will be at 130% soon. Why didn’t they open the flood gates earlier, last time they delayed, Brisbane flooded.

    Tomorrow’s newspapers will have a photo of Kevin walking around carrying an empty suitcase from someone’s flooded property.

  21. Ragu says:

    Why didn’t they open the flood gates earlier, last time they delayed, Brisbane flooded.

    They’re off with the fairies and chewing on fly agaric. 2011 wivenhoe was essentially empty and the rain stopped the day/day after they opened the gates. This time the dam was at ~80%(?) and its still raining.

  22. kaysee kaysee says:

    Beyond Satire:

    Kerry Worried Russia’s Ukraine Invasion Will Distract the World from Climate Change

    What’s the problem with Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, his sending of armored columns to overpower the country’s meager defenses while cruise missiles, attack helicopters, and warplanes tear its cities and bases to shreds?

    According to the lantern-jawed John Kerry, the real problem is that it will distract us from focusing on climate change.

  23. egg_ says:

    Kerry Worried Russia’s Ukraine Invasion Will Distract the World from Climate Change

    Salty: EU signs new Gas deal with Russia after they invade Ukraine.

    Follow-the-money

  24. egg_ says:

    All the Max Peakers are blowing out hard at Boomervaxally

    Is there a shortage in supply of screenwipes?

  25. egg_ says:

    What’s going on Ukraine?

    Salty: No one knows, if they say they do, they’re lying.

    Did Russia Surgically Strike 8 Secret US Run Bio Labs In Ukraine?

    Salty Cracker

  26. kaysee kaysee says:

    Shy Ted, Ragu,

    Your comments in the previous thread re NDIS, phlebotomy, consent and so on are educative. Reading some commenters first person experiences in certain areas, adds to the learning process. More reasons to visit the blog.

    johanna shared her experience, too.

    When I have to go to a pathology centre for my blood tests, I sit in the chair and watch the process carefully to make sure the swab sachet is torn open in my presence, same with the disposable needle, new gloves pulled on, all vials correctly labelled.

    There was one occasion when the lab technician (is phlebotomist the correct term for everyone who draws the blood?) must have been a trainee and there was a supervisor there, as well. She was quite nervous so I chatted with her. I spoke loud enough for the supervisor to hear and told her that it was generally hard to find my veins, others have had problems too. That gave her the confidence to continue and get it done.

  27. kaysee kaysee says:

    They love you. Until they don’t.

    Libs of Tik Tok

    This woman got dragged on tiktok and was called transphobic because she shared her story of deciding not to transition to male

  28. kaysee kaysee says:

    The US – Let’s Go Brandon – government is going to take tough measures against Russia if it doesn’t withdraw from Ukraine. It will impose sanctions.

    Except

    Blinken:
    We’re Not Halting Gas and Oil Purchases from Russia Because We’re Trying to Minimize ‘Pain to Us’

    On Thursday’s broadcast of “CBS Evening News,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken responded to a question on whether the United States will cut off purchases of oil and gas from Russia over its invasion of Ukraine by stating that we’re trying to ensure “that we inflict maximum pain on Russia” while at the same time, “minimizing any of the pain to us.”

    Putin must be terrified of Brandon.

    (Twitter has kindly marked it potentially sensitive content.)

  29. kaysee kaysee says:

    There aren’t the numbers for this plan to get through. But if it did, it would be a fantastic outcome.

    “Liberal & Labor politicians are terrified of this message!”

    Local Battler gives excellent advice on how to vote in the upcoming Federal Election.

  30. Mh says:

    Wivenhoe now at 120% capacity.

  31. kaysee kaysee says:

    Wivenhoe now at 120% capacity.

    Of ragged mountain ranges,
    Of droughts and flooding rains.

    When nature sends the flooding rains, there should have been a plan in place to save for the droughts.

    We elect politicians not leaders.

  32. Ragu says:

    is phlebotomist the correct term for everyone who draws the blood?

    Pretty much, the technique is phlebotomy so it doesn’t matter if one is a scientific officer or a Tech officer or a TA. Same rules for everyone. It’s a one shot deal.

    On the training, afyer initial traing a novice has to be supervised for 30 jabs before getting the all clear to get stabbing on their own.

  33. Mh says:

    Testing

    FLOOD RELEASES FROM WIVENHOE DAM – UPDATED 5:50PM 26/2
    CRITICAL SEVERITY

    Affected Locations:

    Wivenhoe
    Last Updated: Saturday, February 26, 2022 – 17:56

    WIVENHOE DAM:

    Seqwater advises flood releases from Wivenhoe Dam will recommence overnight.

    The timing of releases from Wivenhoe Dam will depend on actual rainfall and inflows into the dam.

    Gated releases from Wivenhoe Dam commenced temporarily at 10pm on Friday 25/2 at a low rate and then ceased at 11pm.

    Seqwater is working closely with the Bureau of Meteorology to assess the evolving situation and need for flood releases, based on modelling and in accordance with its flood manuals…

  34. kaysee kaysee says:

    Thanks, Ragu.

    As lay people we use other terms when we have to refer to the person who drew the blood for our tests. I had to look up the meaning of the word phlebotomy when I read it in your previous comment. As for the spelling …… 🙂

  35. Ragu says:

    Anyway. I’m done with the health scene, I might try and enrol in that blockchain course at RMIT.

  36. Ragu says:

    As lay people we use other terms when we have to refer to the person who drew the blood for our tests. 

    Vampires

  37. kaysee kaysee says:

    Romania’s Football Team Bans VACCINATED Players

    Romania’s most famous football team owner announced that he would not allow COVID-vaccinated players on his team. Saying vaccinated players are “powerless,” businessman and politician Gigi Becali told the press “people who are vaccinated against the virus die in hospitals, as opposed to those who have refused the jabs.” Players are fainting, and they are losing their strength, Becali said.

    There have been denials about this. According to the club, Becali was only joking.

  38. kaysee kaysee says:

    ˘◡˘

    Break time

    1/

    Food Art

  39. Arky says:

    War correspondents in this conflict seem to be play acting with vests and helmets miles from any actual action.
    One bloke on some European channel actually admitted he had fled to a country retreat to avoid the danger of the battle for Kiev. He was still wearing his vest and helmet.
    Another chick was reporting from hiding in her hotel room, saying she had heard a series of explosions but had no idea. Apparently even looking out the window is too dangerous for your modern journalist.
    This could be the first war ever where no war correspondents are harmed.

  40. kaysee kaysee says:

    This could be the first war ever where no war correspondents are harmed.

    There may be some real journos out there prepared to risk life and limb to report on the war.

    Was watching a site (linked above) that mentioned some breakdown in internet systems. If true, it could affect the reporting.

  41. Steve trickler says:

    Sirens going off in Kiev.

    LIVE: Blick auf Kiew | DW Nachrichten

  42. Steve trickler says:

    All quiet again.

  43. Arky says:

    Also, those commenting about the “Russian tank runs over car” video:
    Self propelled guns, rocket launchers and BMPs are not tanks.
    Whether or not it’s Russian or Ukrainian requires a look at the markings. Something else that the “journalists” and commentariat seem to remain ignorant about, given their inability to report anything of actual value.
    What a clown show modern reporting has become.

  44. kaysee kaysee says:

    Pauline Hanson has proven how ‘effective and damaging humour can be’

    One Nation Leader Pauline Hanson has proven humour can be an “effective and damaging” media strategy leading into the hotly contested upcoming election campaign, says Sky News Digital Editor Jack Houghton.

    “This election campaign is shaping up to be a heated one with many in the media clearly having picked their winner,” Mr Houghton said.

    “And while a personal attack against your political adversary can be an effective tool of war, sometimes humour can be far more deadly.

    “One Nation’s Pauline Hanson is dominating this space with a series of satirical South Park-style cartoons.”

    Mr Houghton said instead of using “hostile and venomous words,” Ms Hanson has instead delivered proof of how “effective and damaging” humour can be.

  45. mh says:

    ‘She made the ultimate sacrifice’: Tributes for SES flood victim

    A much-loved SES volunteer who died making the ‘ultimate sacrifice’ for her community has been identified.

    Thanks for your service.

    I just hope the SES isn’t putting any women at unnecessary risk by pretending they have the physicality of a man.

    I’m prepared to be educated. Just putting it out there.

  46. egg_ says:

    Bloomberg:

    Ukraine Grid Can’t Transit Extra Russian Gas Due to Conflict
    – Grid is facing extreme circumstances after Russian invasion
    – Ukraine canceled auctions for extra gas capacity for Saturday

  47. Ragu says:

    That Wivenhoe eleventy per cent is a bit misleading. Total capacity inclusive of flood mitigation is 2080000ML and current volume is 1,469,150; ~70%

    Bit if memory serves me right (had a few good times since 2011) Somerset is the worry as it has a more efficient catchment. Total V inc. 705000ML Vcur. 510,759 ~72% and rising at about a purr cent per hour. So it might get close to something serious.

  48. mh says:

    Adrian Schrinner
    @bne_lordmayor
    ‼️FLOOD WARNING‼️

    I’ve just been updated on the latest Council flood modelling.

    There’s concerns that overnight flows from the upper catchments into the Brisbane River, combined with possible Wivenhoe Dam releases, will coincide with tomorrow morning’s high tide (7-8am).

    This could result in water entering several thousand* properties in the orange highlighted areas including Brisbane city, Bulimba, Hamilton, Milton, New Farm, Newstead, Norman Park, Oxley, Rocklea, South Brisbane, St Lucia, Teneriffe, Toowong, West End, Windsor and Yeronga…

    https://twitter.com/bne_lordmayor/status/1497481792940822533?s=20&t=FOMoOT-eHbfvR_qsnhmFGw

  49. mh says:

    Brisbane is going to need the Ruddster.

  50. cohenite says:

    Life goes on; latest from the whacky world of islam:

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/

  51. candy says:

    I just hope the SES isn’t putting any women at unnecessary risk by pretending they have the physicality of a man.

    good point, mh. Also age can be a factor in most stressing physical situations, male or female. A fit 60 year old just can’t perform the same as a fit 25 year old.

    Stopped raining here now for nearly two hours. HOpe that’s a good sign, otherwise it’s hard to have confidence in how the relevant people handle the dams and hopefully read their flood manuals this time.

  52. mh says:

    I had a look at the rain radar for Brisbane and it’s still pouring down, it will be at 130% soon.

    Correct Old Bloke.

    Wivenhoe is now at 132.6% capacity.

  53. mh says:

    George Christensen

    Hello freedom fighters,

    The pandemic is over, the audience has either left the theatre or is walking out, the lights have come on and the curtains are all but closing, yet the actors in this pathetic melodrama — the politicians and bureaucrats, the mainstream media and the globalists — are trying to play out another awful scene or two.

    For instance, the Queensland Labor government will introduce laws next month seeking to extend their pandemic powers until at least October. I would think this is being done for one reason and one reason only: the state of emergency provisions in Queensland run out on 26 March and, if no new laws are brought in to extend the provisions, from that date, all those workers — nurses, doctors, health workers, disability support workers, police officers, teachers and the like — would be able to get their jobs back.

    But, regardless of political manoeuvring, workers stood down under ‘no jab, no job’ workplace vaccine mandates should now get their jobs back. That’s why I’m launching the ‘REINSTATE + COMPENSATE’ campaign.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlgmc6AA_gA

  54. Siltstone says:

    Aussie Cossack may alienate many supporters by hanging too much shit on the Ukraine. Has done great stuff, but needs to pay attention to the “aussie” bit if he want to attract wide support.

  55. Steve trickler says:

    I just watched a short clip on the bloke at JLP’s channel, Fallen State. I have never heard of him before. Curiosity has kicked in.

    Just about to tune in for the full interview below.

    Charleston White Joins Jesse!

  56. Steve trickler says:

    Clip descriptor…

    On this week’s episode of TheFallenState TV, host Jesse Lee Peterson is joined by Charleston White, the founder & CEO of H.Y.P.E., Helping Young People Excel. In an at times outrageous interview, Jesse delves into Charleston’s background and his mindset while growing up, and what led him to catch a murder charge at the young age of 14. Charleston explains his former belief that going to prison was how you proved you were a man. They discuss the true impact of fatherless homes and the increasingly problematic depictions of black culture and family in the movies and media over the years. They also tackle political current events, race relations, faith, black history, relationships, and much more. Viewer discretion is advised with this colorful and unpredictable interview—you don’t want to miss it!

  57. mh says:

    Australia’s satellite operator, Foxtel, has notified RT on Saturday that it is suspending the channel’s broadcast distribution in Australia as part of its services “in view of concern about the situation in Ukraine.” The operator will then further “consider” its rights under the channel license agreement, it added, without elaborating on any potential additional measures…

    https://www.rt.com/russia/550700-australia-suspends-rt-broadcast/

  58. mh says:

    #CPAC2022
    Ron DeSantis 2022 CPAC speech: full video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0Ba47MLw14

  59. mh says:

    Wivenhoe 156.4% capacity.

    Still raining over the catchment.

  60. shatterzzz says:

    good point, mh. Also age can be a factor in most stressing physical situations, male or female. A fit 60 year old just can’t perform the same as a fit 25 year old.

    Definitely! I’m 74 and very fit do swim 1 kms 3x a week and bike ride 50kms + on other days BUT when I garden I find that the hard stuff(digging ect) that I could once do for several hours on end is now about an hour’s worth and do I know it, afterwards! ..
    Wonderful to be still fit & active at my age but you need to know your limitations .. after all, there is no guarantee of waking up tomorrow morning regardless of health once you pass 70 .. LOL!
    MISSING MARKA PIX, as well!

  61. Cardimona says:

    Firstborn’s column – from the Daily Tele…
    ***

    Politics of Protests: Agree or Go Home

    YOU can glue yourself to the road here in protest against a lack of action over climate change, and Albo won’t tell you to go home.
    As long as they agree with what you say, you can yell it into a loud hailer across manicured lawns to empathetic ears.
    Your crusade can block the foyer and chant, you can light doors and prams on fire, splash paint everywhere, and Labor and their comrades won’t tell you to go home.
    But Labor’s crusade comes with caveats.
    Last week the wrong army turned up outside Parliament.
    Last year Anthony Albanese went to the women’s March4Justice rally, made up of many studio-ready faces and or, those on a $281 a night government travel allowances, and attacked those who didn’t attend for “not listening to the women of Australia”.
    Yet when thousands of mums and dads who drove for days with their kids on outback roads came Albo said: “Go home”.
    It’s far easier to dismiss people as crazy, to question their mental health and disregard them, than to understand how they got so desperate that more than 10,000 rallied at Parliament House last weekend.
    Was it because they drove in dusty trucks instead of flying business class, staying in $22 a night campsites instead of posh hotels?
    I saw intolerance scream at them from coffee shop windows, “shut up, shut up, just f..k off,” but the crowd kept building.
    Even when they weren’t carrying flags, utes parked outside Woolworths stood out besides shiny ACT-registered Porches, where my family watched a Karen scrawl “assholes” in the dust with her finger on the back window of a Convoy van.
    When they moved campsites to Cotter Dam, they were targeted by Antifa-types in the night, throwing rocks and bottles at them.
    Separately a negligent driving fine was given to 26-year-old Only Fans performer Chantal Fox, captured on film hitting and crushing a Convoy vehicle shouting “Get out of Canberra you bogan sl.t”.
    Violence was directed at them, not by them.
    It was a peaceful contrast to violent union riots on the same grounds 26 years ago that injured 120 federal police, shattering the doors to Parliament, causing $188,000 of damage, with containers of acid, urine, paint and blunt picket signs used as weapons.
    Federal Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw confirmed that it was he largest protest seen in Canberra since the 1980s and well behaved, with many families and children in attendance.
    Not all those protesting were saintly.
    One aggressively clipped the shoulder of my friend, a well-known politician, as we walked through the crowd, but still were not as aggressive as the March4Justice women who shouted “c..t” in their faces.
    And it’s easier to fascinate yourselves at caustic dinner parties screeching about the rednecks whose profanity echoed around your sacred city than to acknowledge they were simply venting their unheard anger which has grown icier over two long years of neglect.
    Some were vaccinated because they were told it would end the lockdowns, some did so they could open their business again, only to be told they couldn’t, and nurses, police, teachers, tradies and early childhood workers lost their jobs because they chose not to.
    Some had experienced terrible side effects from the vaccine or lost their incomes, and were shamed when they talked about it.
    Those we heard from felt ignored, dismissed as their livelihoods, that took decades of dedication to build was mandate by mandate stripped away.
    There were more than 267,113 Australian deaths registered by the ABS between January 2020 and January 2022.
    In total, 2639 died with or from Covid-19, making it our 38th biggest killer, after cancer, heart disease, diabetes and dementia, but our most potent when it comes to government regulation.
    The horn-honking, flag-waving mums and dads I watched on Saturday were told they couldn’t sing, dance, cross state borders, or go to church or school or playgrounds.
    They couldn’t grieve at funerals or celebrate birthdays or see their loved ones before they died alone in hospital.
    Unlike other protests, they had no slick PR campaign, no political help, no real organisation, no perfect blow dries and TV make-up.
    People without much spare cash were ignored by the national broadcaster, giggled at by the Canberra press gallery on television and told to go home by Labor politicians.
    It dwarfed every other rally of late – women’s equality, anti-coal, climate change, those which are so popular with our political class they don’t just welcome them to Parliament, they attend themselves.
    When Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese told demonstrators to “go home” the Member for Canberra Alicia Payne said calling out their “bad behaviour” was what made him a real leader.
    Ms Payne forgets that Canberra, before it became the seat of government, with largesse delivered by taxpayer-funded bureaucracies, was dotted sheep stations. It was an organic and angry response rather than an organised group, with a minor extremist element that set their cause back by making it easier to paint them all with one brush.
    But Labor empathy or the empathy from the enlightened in Canberra, only applied for certain crusades from certain parts of the world, only for the appropriate armies.
    Not the “cookers”, not the women in wheelchairs who drove for days, they are only to be rolled out when the story is one they agree with.
    When the story isn’t theirs, they scream at them to go home.

  62. Cardimona says:

    The “People’s News” is an emerging print/electronic newspaper in NQ moving to take the space vacated by News Corpse when it closed its regional weeklies “because covid”.
    They invited me to submit a column – below…
    ****

    Guest column: (Cardimona), United Australia Party candidate for Kennedy

    If you’re like me, you’re thoroughly sick of incompetent and distant bureaucrats trying to micromanage every aspect of your life – including your health. If you’re aware of the lock-stepped, one-size-fits-all approach to the so-called “novel coronavirus” by all Western governments, you’ll also be aware that it tips centuries of best medical practice on its head.

    It’s not up to the federal government in far-off Canberra to promote one course of medical action only, in this case ill-advised mass injections with leaky vaccines in the middle of a disease outbreak, by using the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency to silence all sceptical and/or dissenting doctors with threats of prosecution and deregistration.

    It’s not up to the government to use the Therapeutic Goods Administration to ban your GP from prescribing well-known and effective therapeutics off-label to cure your Covid-19, such as those outlined by Australian disease expert Professor Thomas Borody with his “Covid triple therapy”.

    You and your GP know your health status better than anyone else and are best placed to make day-to-day decisions on your best health care – how dare governments usurp that traditional arrangement?

    How dare governments spend tax money taken from us by force of law to trigger a population-wide fear campaign, or “mass formation psychosis”, via “media flooding”, as they call it, to generate widespread belief that Covid-19 is way more dangerous than it ever actually was?

    Many of us have known for over two years that Covid-19 was circulating in Wuhan from October 2019 during the World Military Games. We had direct flights to Australia for five months after that. Anyone who had the flu in that time likely had the “highly infectious and very deadly” Covid-19 – but it was no big deal because the artificial fear campaign hadn’t been ramped up yet.

    Even Federal Health Minister and former Director of Global Strategy for the World Economic Forum, Greg Hunt, noted in a press release on 25/01/2020 that the first community case of Covid-19 had been officially found in Victoria – a Wuhan man who’d flown from Guandong on 19/01/2020. ScoMo belatedly closed the border to China on 20/03/2020.

    For two years now we’ve been bombarded with information from governments that is doubtful at best and incredibly damaging at worst. Regardless of the government propaganda, Covid-19 presented no greater threat than many flus before it and it claims the same demographic, the elderly with co-morbidities, as every other flu always has.

    As Professor Borody had established by August 2020, Covid-19 is particularly treatable and with early intervention with his ivermectin, azithromycin and zinc therapy there was no need for lockdowns, social isolation, job losses, business destruction, masking, experimental-vaccine “mandates”, and all the social division that followed.

    There was no need whatsoever for our state and federal governments to be implementing elements of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 2010 “Scenarios for the Future of Technology and Development”, specifically parts of the chapters titled “Lock Step” (about a pandemic), “Hack Attack” (about government debt) and “Smart Scramble” (about societal collapse). Yet here we are with a vestigial Chinese Communist-style social credit score system called a “vaccine pass” or a “green tick”.

    Our established political parties have been solidly behind this insane, anti-Australian attack on our economy and our societal cohesion. They have even wilfully disregarded our national Constitution, which is written in plain English, in matters relating to state border closures and forced medical procedures, such as vaccinations and masks. Our Constitution was never intended to be “interpreted” solely by highly paid lawyers – it’s the Australian peoples’ contract with the Australian government.

    Section 117 states,

    “A subject of the Queen, resident in any State, shall not be subject in any other State to any disability or discrimination which would not be equally applicable to him if he were a subject of the Queen resident in such other State.”

    And yet we were discriminated against based on our state of residence.

    Section 51(xxiiiA) states,

    “The Parliament shall, subject to this Constitution, have power to make laws for the peace, order, and good government of the Commonwealth with respect to:
    (xxiiiA) the provision of maternity allowances, widows’ pensions, child endowment, unemployment, pharmaceutical, sickness and hospital benefits, medical and dental services (but not so as to authorize any form of civil conscription), benefits to students and family allowances;”

    And yet many of us experienced “civil conscription” into “medical services”, such as “mandatory” experimental gene-therapy vaccines, and surgical splash-masks that never have stopped viral transmission.

    If our established political parties won’t abide by their contract with the Australian people, we can never trust them with government again. We need to give them our last preferences on our ballots in May.

    My name is (Cardimona), I’m a retired fireman, a father of five, a grandfather of four, an Australian patriot, and I’m the United Australia Party’s candidate in Kennedy.

    (Links continue in next comment.)

    https://www.ahpra.gov.au/documents/default.aspx?record=WD21/30750&dbid=AP&chksum=fzAfcVE%2F5L%2BakgX%2BZZZ%2FqA%3D%3D

    https://www.medianet.com.au/releases/189953/

    http://covexit.com/we-know-its-curable-its-easier-than-treating-the-flu-professor-thomas-borody/

  63. egg_ says:

    Every time a government or a certain organization calls for RT to be taken off air or bans its broadcast it only demonstrates “the fallacy of media freedoms” in the nation it represents, RT’s deputy editor-in-chief, Anna Belkina, said in a statement on Saturday, responding to the latest decisions by Australia and Poland.

    FoxTEL is part owned by Telstra.

    Fascism, no?

  64. mh says:

    Severe Thunderstorm Warning – Southeast Queensland
    for INTENSE RAINFALL
    For people in parts of Brisbane City and Moreton Bay Council Areas.

    Issued at 9:14 am Sunday, 27 February 2022.

    ***

    Meanwhile Wivenhoe is over 160%.

  65. egg_ says:

    Evo with paddle shifters and high boost currently tearing up the field (7 laps) – “three abreast in the mid field – sequential shift/H-pattern/paddle shifter (Evo)” – Evos drives around them.

  66. cohenite says:

    Guardian still pushing bullshit that the chunk virus came from the wet market and not the lab:

    https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/coronavirus-came-from-wuhan-market-and-not-chinese-lab-twin-studies-say/ar-AAUlOp4?ocid=entnewsntp

  67. Arky says:

    I’m conflicted over Ukraine.
    I want the new world order wankers to get a bloody nose at the hands of Putin.
    But I also want the Ukrainian adventure to be an utter debacle that leds to the downfall of Putin so that Xi looks at it and goes “Hell no, I’m not doing that in Taiwan, not ever”.
    Whatever.
    All I know for sure is to ignore the propaganda. Which is particularly nauseating as the mainstream whores try to entice as many young men to their deaths as possible with silly David vs Goliath narratives.

  68. mh says:

    Are Qld’s emergency shelters for fully vaxxed only?

  69. Old bloke says:

    Cardimona says:
    February 27, 2022 at 9:13 am

    The “People’s News” is an emerging print/electronic newspaper in NQ moving to take the space vacated by News Corpse when it closed its regional weeklies “because covid”.
    They invited me to submit a column – below…
    **********************************************************

    Thanks Cardi, that’s a good article, all the facts succinctly put together. Regarding Vikki’s article, Delta on the other Cat said that there was some support from the Canberra natives, cars with ACT rego flying their flags etc., so there wasn’t universal hostility.

  70. mh says:

    Jon Daley
    @JonDaley7
    ·
    1h
    The best way to stop flooding.
    Get vaccinated.

    Mimi
    @Mimi000111222
    Replying to
    @JonDaley7
    I am horrified by the SES’s request to be vaccinated and take a RAT prior to assisting. What has this got to do with volunteering?

  71. mh says:

    Brisbane floods will be at least equal to the 2011 floods, imho.
    It is likely to be worse due to the length of time the place will be underwater.
    Wivenhoe dam releases will be stepped up as the current levels mean they cannot hold back much longer. Heavy rain has also returned to the Wivenhoe catchment.
    Intense rain fell over the area between Brisbane and Wivenhoe this morning.
    So the Brisbane river will get higher and wilder.

  72. mh says:

    SJ
    @sharonsarthou
    ·
    2h
    It might be the gained resilience as a result of living in lockdown in Melbourne for two years, but this #brisbanefloods doesn’t faze me anymore. This too, shall end. Take care everyone.

    ***

    Most likely Sharon got paid to sit on her arse for two years.

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