Open Thread – Saturday, 26 February 2022

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  1. Arky says:

    People’s need to turn everything into a narrative, cast various players as good guys or bad guys, pick a side as if it’s a sporting contest, it’s natural but unhelpful when trying to figure out what is occurring and the consequences.
    And just because somewhere is a corrupt place benefitting Bidens and Clintons doesn’t make it deserving of damnation.
    Everywhere is corrupt. Every industry is corrupt.
    Don’t choose sides unless you either have a dog in the fight or a clear sight of the global consequences.
    My bias is towards whatever keeps the CCP off Taiwan. For purely selfish and personal reasons that I don’t expect others to share.
    I expected the Russians to be mopping up by now and Zelensky to be dead or in Paris.
    I was wrong. The work now is to find out what I didn’t know that made me wrong.

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  2. egg_ says:

    The real issue is swine like biden and the eurotrash have gone green while becoming dependent on Russia, Iran and China to provide oil and gas which they could be self-sufficient in if they weren’t green:

    Ain’t Karma a b1tch!

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  3. Black Ball says:

    QANTAS undertaking the big issues, Paywallian:

    ‘The airline has been asked to reconsider if heels and hosiery are necessary for female workers, and allow employees to display preferred pronouns on name tags.’

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  4. kaysee kaysee says:


    I used some editorial licence with your original article. I hope that is okay.

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  5. kaysee kaysee says:

    egg_ says:
    February 28, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    Everything Is a Lie ReeEEeE Stream 02-27-22
    Salty Craker


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  6. kaysee kaysee says:

    Russia Is too Big to Be Sanctioned on Energy: FGE’s Fesharaki

    Using chess terminology, there is a complex game underway. Will one side end up checkmating the other? Will there be any winners or all pawns?

    If we follow Fesharaki’s explanation, it seems as if Russia holds the trump card. All the “sanctions” being imposed by the West may just be bluff. Russia will play along till it decides not to. If Europe is so dependent on the oil and gas from Russia, can it really afford to censure Russia?

    Meanwhile, Russia will continue to sell to its markets in the East, such as China and Korea.

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  7. kaysee kaysee says:

    It’s the same with us Cohenite, we’re sitting on oil reserves equal to Saudi Arabia and we can’t get it out of the ground. We should be an energy exporter, not dependent on overseas suppliers.

    If we get rid of Schwab’s minions at the next election, we can get the country back on track to be not just self-sufficient but in a position of dominance, in context to the world.

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  8. Steve trickler says:

    kaysee says:
    March 1, 2022 at 3:03 pm

    He’s on rumble and odysee.

    Surprise – Miss Ukraine Picking Up AK-47 To Kill HitlerPutin Is Fake

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  9. Ragu says:

    Some Melbourne spastic*, possibly acting under instruction from Putin, has severed the internets to all of Taswegia moments after Sco “I’m a fucking moron ner ner ner” Mao pledged to prolong a war between Russia and Ukraine by sending cash money to NATO.

    * Unable to be identified due to the state being full of spasticated retards

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  10. cohenite says:

    If we get rid of Schwab’s minions at the next election

    That’s 100% of the liars and filth and at least 50% of the LNP.

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  11. Shy Ted says:

    Ukraine has got it’ own Bob
    Vid at bottom
    Funny comment said “still coming but might have a few more holes”.

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  12. Shy Ted says:

    I never knew if the Daily Beast was satire or not. Probably not
    Can’t blame the usual suspects this time.

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  13. kaysee kaysee says:

    People’s need to turn everything into a narrative, cast various players as good guys or bad guys, pick a side as if it’s a sporting contest, it’s natural but unhelpful when trying to figure out what is occurring and the consequences…

    I was wrong. The work now is to find out what I didn’t know that made me wrong.

    Some serious observations in that comment, Arky.

    We live in an insta-age. Everyone has an opinion or theory about everything. The moment some thought passes the mind, the world needs to know about it, uncensored. We have the gadgets for it. It can be done with a few clicks at the keyboard/pad. I am glad we have this blog where it is more matter than empty chatter. It moves slowly, but there is plenty to catch up on.

    Two years ago, February-March 2020, there was confusion about the virus. Those who were prepared to read, research and also willing to listen to others who were sharing their research results, were the ones who quickly learned it was a scamdemic. The ones who rushed in thinking they know all, were the ones who fell for the government and media fear campaign.

    In the case of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, it is early days, yet. Make time to take in information from reliable sources, without judgement. Many have biases and agendas. The truth will fall into place, when the time is right.

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  14. Ragu says:

    Whole state has come to a standstill because people don’t have cash, can’t access money and, can’t facebook the ordeal.

    Welcome to the future.

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  15. kaysee kaysee says:

    Tulsi Gabbard

    With Tucker Carlson

    This could have been avoided


    On Twitter

    Warmongers argue that we must protect Ukraine because it is a “democracy.” But they’re lying. Ukraine isn’t actually a democracy. To hold onto power, Ukraine’s president shut down the 3 TV stations that criticized him, and imprisoned…

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  16. Arky says:

    We’re in this.
    It’s now academic whether or not the West should have backed Zelenski.
    It’s also irrelevant that our elites are a bunch of turd munching, dissembling parasites.
    We have to beat the Russians or suffer the consequences, which will be dire.
    I back us. Out of self interest and necessity, reluctantly and with the taste of bile in my mouth after the last two years of utter shite.

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  17. egg_ says:

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    Salty picks up c. 25k live YouTube viewers then switches to Rumble, cutting his YouTube feed, which he announces beforehand.

    His home page always links to the Rumble video.

    Salty LIVE out rates CNN on occasion, with YouTube usually under-reporting his audience by c. 20%.

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  18. mh says:

    We have to beat the Russians or suffer the consequences, which will be dire.

    Ok, I’ll bite.
    Enlighten us on these ‘dire consequences’.

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  19. mh says:

    Imagine the productivity hit that Tasmania would have suffered this afternoon.

    boom tish

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  20. cohenite says:

    zoe daniels and allegra spender, 2 of holmes-a court’s political sluts, declaring the recent floods are due to AGW. Ghastly slags. Some facts. These are terrible floods no doubt but are dwarfed by previous efforts. Lismore got 146.8mm on the 24/2/2022, that’s just under 5″. By comparison the East coast of Australia and particularly the Hunter Valley flooded every year from 1949 – 1955, with the 55 flood being the big one. In Singleton and the Hunter catchment on the 23/2/1955 11″ or 275mm fell. However the Australian record was at Crohamhurst, north of Brisbane and near the Glass house Mts, which recorded 907mm or 36″ on the 3/2/1893.

    These rich spoilt kunts and brats like zoe and allegra and popgun are the scum of the Earth. I bet popgun has diesel generators at his $100 million house in Sydney so when they get their way and the lights go out his lights will stay on. The other 2 rich bitches will no doubt have their back-ups as well.

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  21. kaysee kaysee says:

    It is good news to hear that there is going to be a new surgeon in the state. Benefits the health service and people requiring surgery.

    So, why am I confused by this story?

    NSW medical graduate set to become first Indigenous female surgeon

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  22. kaysee kaysee says:

    The US People’s Convoy is due in the capital on March 5.

    This is the route.

    Part of the convoy.

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  23. Arky says:

    Second lot of tools bought.
    I promised to update cats on my attempt to replace everything without purchasing anything made in China.
    Today I could no longer wait for insurance so replaced the little portable toolkit for throwing in the car or doing small repairs around the house:
    Checker plate toolbox, Rhino, made in Australia $122.
    Stanley ring and open enders, Taiwan $99.
    Stanley 3/8 socket set, Taiwan, $69.
    Multigrip pliers, NWS, Germany, $52.48.
    Shifting spanned, Eclipse, Taiwan, $28.90.
    Allen Keys, metric and AF, Bondhaus, USA, $24.85.
    Screwdriver bit holder, Wigan, Germany, $23.22.
    Stanley knife, USA, $9.90.
    Hacksaw, Spear and Jackson’s, India, $9.85.

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  24. kaysee kaysee says:

    Special Scamic Edition




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  25. kaysee kaysee says:

    Dr Sam Bailey

    Conscience and Vaccines by Father Ambrose

    We’ve been in contact with a Catholic priest and theologian and he gave me permission to make his essay into a video.

    To clarify, no – I don’t believe there is a “virus” but I think Father Ambrose has done a remarkable job of informing himself of the various scientific claims.

    More importantly, he covers the theological and moral philosophical contemplations, which have been sadly overlooked in the past 2 years

    This is the essay that Dr Bailey is reading from.

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  26. mh says:

    Tulsi Gabbard 🌺@TulsiGabbard
    Warmongers argue that we must protect Ukraine because it is a “democracy.” But they’re lying. Ukraine isn’t actually a democracy. To hold onto power, Ukraine’s president shut down the 3 TV stations that criticized him, and imprisoned the head of the opposition political party which came in 2nd place in the election, and arrested and jailed its leaders (exactly what Putin has been accused of doing)—all with the support of U.S.

    Good stuff from Tulsi.

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  27. Arky says:

    I watch the Indian channels for a slightly less biased reporting.

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  28. Steve trickler says:

    Here is me contemplating what seasoning I’ll put on my chips.

    Gallipoli 2015 The Nek Soundtrack – Stephen Rae

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  29. Shy Ted says:

    So, why am I confused by this story?
    NSW medical graduate set to become first Indigenous female surgeon

    Not confusing at all. From that one person a whole nation has sprung.
    Wiradjuri country is country NSW. Now learn the new names

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  30. mh says:


    Munich orchestra sacks Russian conductor

    WTF for?

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  31. kaysee kaysee says:

    Not confusing at all. From that one person a whole nation has sprung.

    Looking at photo only, I would have guessed Scandinavian heritage.

    How wrong I was.

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  32. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Here is a comment on Quadrant, article by Mervyn Bendle.
    I think the wealth of Ukraine is something we all need to understand re this conflict. Obviously, Ukraine has its bloodsucking Oligarchs as well, and maybe Russia was ‘entitled’ to Russian-language areas on its border, and in Crimea and its port. But to invade a sovereign nation as a whole because its wealth is looking good, that deserves condemnation in my book, and I pity the Ukrainian people. Look out Australia with China looking at our wealth too.
    I confine myself to commenting on Quadrant these days, can’t stand the nastiness on what was once a playful and fun site called Catallaxy Files (now often in it’s flash Cat iteration Epilepsy Files in my book) but this list is worth getting out there for people to consider and Adam’s site is at least spared the bullying of the dickless upticks.

    pmprociv – 28th February 2022

    Fascinating stuff, while also increasingly depressing. However, I can’t help thinking much of this sophistry is simply a smokescreen. There’s no doubt that Putin must be one of the world’s smartest and best-connected street-thugs. He’s also incredibly avaricious (and addicted to ultra-luxuries), reputedly now the world’s richest person, thanks to skilfully stolen national resources. And it’s likely that his avarice has fed his megalomania, and vice-versa (psychologists would have a field day speculating about the underlying pathology, perhaps a variant of the Small-Man Syndrome). It’s possible that senility is also creeping in. One can only hope that he’s greatly over-estimated the capabilities and motivation of his own gangs, while underestimating the motivation and resourcefulness of his victims (and their potential helpers).
    However, something that has been totally overlooked in all the discussions I’ve read about Putin’s latest criminal venture are the incredible national assets of Ukraine, access to which could immensely boost his personal wealth and that of his oligarch cronies. A friend with connections to mining just sent me this:

    For those who ask, “Why does Ukraine matter?”, here are some powerful reasons:
    It is the second largest European country by area, with a population >40 million, more than Poland.
    Regarding minerals, Ukraine ranks:
    1st in Europe in proven recoverable reserves of uranium ores;
    2nd largest iron ore reserves in the world (30 billion tons);
    2nd place in Europe and 10th place in the world in terms of titanium ore reserves;
    2nd place in the world in terms of explored reserves of manganese ores (2.3 billion tons, or 12% of the world’s reserves);
    2nd place in Europe in terms of mercury ore reserves;
    3rd place in Europe (13th place in the world) in shale gas reserves (22 trillion cubic meters;)
    4th in the world by the total value of natural resources;
    7th place in the world in coal reserves (33.9 billion tons).
    Ukraine is an important agricultural country, able to feed 600 million people:
    1st in Europe in terms of arable land area;
    1st place in the world in exports of sunflower and sunflower oil;
    2nd place in the world in barley production and 4th place in barley exports;
    3rd place in the world by the area of black soil (25% of world’s volume);
    3rd largest producer and 4th largest exporter of corn in the world;
    4th largest producer of potatoes in the world;
    5th largest rye producer in the world;
    5th place in the world in beer production (75,000 tons);
    8th place in the world in wheat exports;
    9th place in the world in the production of chicken eggs;
    16th place in the world in cheese exports.
    Ukraine is also an important industrialised country:
    1st in Europe in ammonia production;
    Europe’s 2nd’s and the world’s 4th largest natural gas pipeline system;
    3rd largest in Europe and 8th largest in the world in terms of installed capacity of nuclear power plants;
    3rd place in Europe and 11th in the world in terms of rail network length (21,700 km);
    3rd place in the world (after the U.S. and France) in production of locators and locating equipment;
    3rd largest iron exporter in the world;
    4th largest exporter of turbines for nuclear power plants in the world;
    4th world’s largest manufacturer of rocket launchers;
    4th place in the world in clay exports;
    4th place in the world in titanium exports;
    8th place in the world in exports of ores and concentrates;
    9th place in the world in exports of defence industry products;
    10th largest steel producer in the world (32.4 million tons).
    Ukraine matters. That is why its independence is important to the rest of the world.

    I’d guess Uncle Vlad feels that he deserves some of these riches, and why not? He’s so special . . .

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  33. mh says:

    Maybe we should give this war a miss

    Ukrainian MP. “We are fighting for the New World Order”

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  34. kaysee kaysee says:

    Munich orchestra sacks Russian conductor

    A Russian conductor has been dropped by a management company over his ties to Putin

    Russian conductor Valery Gergiev was dropped by his management company Sunday over his ties to Russia President Vladimir Putin.

    The 68-year-old Russian had been represented since December 2020 by Munich-based Marcus Felsner, who started his own management company that year after leaving Opus3.

    “In the light of the criminal war waged by the Russian regime against the democratic and independent nation of Ukraine, and against the European open society as a whole, it has become impossible for us, and clearly unwelcome, to defend the interests of Maestro Gergiev,” Felsner said in a statement.

    Gergiev is the music director of the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, and its White Nights Festival, as well as chief conductor of the Munich Philharmonic. The Hero of Labor of the Russian Federation recipient is close to Putin and expressed support for Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014.

    Felsner called Gergiev “the greatest conductor alive and an extraordinary human being with a profound sense of decency” yet criticized Gergiev because he “will not, or cannot, publicly end his long-expressed support for a regime that has come to commit such crimes.”

    The move by Gergiev’s management comes just ahead of a Monday deadline Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter imposed on Gergiev to publicly denounce the invasion. If Gergiev does not comply, Reiter has said he will remove him as chief conductor of the Munich Philharmonic.

    The new form of virtue-signalling to keep yourself on the right side of the new world order.

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  35. Steve trickler says:

    Good to see you, Elizabeth. 😘

    All the best to both of you.

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  36. mh says:

    “In the light of the criminal war waged by the Russian regime against the democratic and independent nation of Ukraine…”


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  37. mh says:

    This one has to sting, lol

    Melbourne suspends sister city relationship with St Petersburg

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  38. Steve trickler says:

    Hopefully we get to see a behind scenes in the future…especially the choir.

    Thomas Bergersen – Made of Fire

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  39. candy says:

    I wonder how George Bush, John HOward and Tony Blair are evaluating this.

    Basically they are criminals themselves, after starting an illegal war in Iraq where hundreds of thousands of innocents were killed and callously called “collateral damage” by Western nations.

    Putin seems intent of rebuilding Mother Russia. HOward/Bush/Blair – what was their motive with a war based on a huge lie? How do they equate their Christianity with the bloodshed and utter turmoil to Iraq that they caused?

    I think Lizzie has got this wrong about Putin wanting some more money for himself. I think the term “Mother Russia” could be very important to him.

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  40. mh says:

    Oh c’mon, Candy.

    We all know Saddam knocked down the towers.

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  41. mh says:

    Triple vaxxed mandate freak ScumMo not feeling so good:

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing flu-like symptoms, including a fever.

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  42. mh says:

    Big tech has moved in lockstep to censor Russian news networks Sputnik and RT, further ensuring that westerners only receive one narrative when it comes to coverage of the conflict in Ukraine.

    Facebook is restricting access to content from RT and Sputnik on both its main social media platform and Instagram following “requests from a number of governments,” according to he company’s vice president Nick Clegg

    RT can still be posted and debated here at Freedom Cat.

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  43. egg_ says:

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing flu-like symptoms, including a fever.

    I call BS.

    Pinocchio deserves worse.

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  44. Ragu says:

    The rona has form for knocking off drooling nobodies far beyond their use by date.

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  45. Steve trickler says:

    Worth your time; all 5:17 of it.

    Many will still tune into breakfast tv and talk back radio in the morning, oblivious to all of it and just go with the flow. Folks will do their daily walk to the shop to buy a newspaper.




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  46. mh says:

    Russell Brand

    #Ukraine #Russia #Putin
    We’re Not Allowed To Discuss This

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  47. Black Ball says:

    Fascinating article from Lord Monckton.
    He’s pretty much bang on the money.

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  48. Steve trickler says:

    I wonder how much the senile prick will be drugged up for the State of Union address.

    I hope he shits his pants on stage.

    You just know that what comes out of his mouth has had nothing to with him.


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  49. candy says:

    State of Union will be all about keeping America safe from Hitler Putin who is best friends with Trump and how the Dems saved America from World World III.

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  50. Steve trickler says:

    Yeah, we should buy this tool. Cheap as chips.

    How To Escape a SINKING Vehicle w/ BABY On Board! (Part 2)

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  51. Steve trickler says:

    Once upon a time with dad at Cottesloe beach, we were getting smashed with a big swell. I treated each wave like a carnival ride. Take a breath, go under and grab the the sand and then go up for another gulp of air and do it again in between the next wave.

    Getting dumped was fun. Curl into a ball and let the wave pummel you. You learn quick as to how to deal with such situations. Best moments of my life. Learn to float on your back and learn how rips work…it is not hard. No chance of drowning. Unfortunately, many have no clue.

    This is f8cked!

    The Most Emotional Rescue

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  52. Black Ball says:

    Steve Trickler, pretty sure you don’t have a subscription to the West Australian rag. But something came up in recommended articles to read. First the editorial asks of McGowan is the man to lead WA out of the pandemic. In what context I can only guess.
    Second was Midnight Oil being cranky with McGowan’s hard stance. Can you shed light Steve on any of these things?

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  53. Black Ball says:

    Paul Murray rolls over

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  54. Steve trickler says:

    Zippo, Black Ball.

    All is wish to state is the prick from swinging pig spends the remainder of his life behind bars.


    Premier Mark McGowan & his untruths about Harley A Man who did NOT die from Covid.

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  55. Steve trickler says:

    All I wish….

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  56. Ragu says:

    Thanks for posting the Lord Monckton piece, Black Ball

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  57. Old bloke says:

    Ragu says:
    March 1, 2022 at 4:24 pm

    Whole state has come to a standstill because people don’t have cash, can’t access money and, can’t facebook the ordeal.

    Welcome to the future.


    That’s one reason I won’t get into crypto-currency, without either electricity or the internet, you have no access to your money.

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  58. Ragu says:

    Merogenomics – Vaxx converts to DNA.

    From the cited literature

    Furthermore, a recent study showed that SARS-CoV-2 RNA can be reverse-transcribed and integrated into the genome of human cells

    In vitro study. Still, yikes. Thank god for medical autonomy. Oh wait

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  59. Shy Ted says:

    Hope and prayers today. Hoping Biden almightily makes a mess of the SOTU. Payers? Same.
    Sickest meme ever. Don’t click on it.

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  60. Shy Ted says:

    In conspiracytheoryland, testing positive to Convid means you’ve been arrested, interviewed, confessed to your part in whatever they’ve got on you and given further info useful tot he white hats. ScuMo has Convid. Closest family contacts don’t, despite it being “incredibly infectious”. Please let it be so that this constheo is another one to come true.
    The numbers don’t lie.

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  61. Ragu says:

    Catching up with the Kamala Train. Wow.

    It’s becoming obvious that Jerry Brown, et al, put his cock in her mouth just to keep her quiet.

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  62. Shy Ted says:

    Oops, almost missed the obvious. ScuMo had several negative RATs. Then a positive PCR. The test that has been completely discredited even by the WHO and CDC. So doesn’t that completely discredit the RAT?

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  63. Shy Ted says:

    Is that the SOTU address or just an advert for Botox?

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  64. Ragu says:

    Probably Chyna RATs, Ted. Who knows what they are putting to market.

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  65. Shy Ted says:

    PaedJoe is coming for the “ill begotten gains” of the Russian oligarchs. Giant “stand up and applaud”. Looking closely Joe has one attached earlobe and one unattached. Mask failure.

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  66. mh says:

    CNN Senior International Correspondent Matthew Chance spoke exclusively with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday, as the nation’s leader deals with a Russian conflict that could spark the next World War.

    Zelensky, a comedian and actor who played the role of the Ukrainian President in a television show before being elected to the actual position, found time to chat with the left-wing American outlet despite being so busy.

    Seems the New World Order instigators have chosen Zelensky to perform a role for them. We are seeing a lot of this.

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  67. Shy Ted says:

    Item 11. 61 seconds about Randy. Which was a good name for him.
    One of my first jobs as kid was door to door milk delivery. Electric milk cart. Never happened to me. Probably about 9 at the time. And it was 6am.

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  68. kaysee kaysee says:

    Shukri Abdirahman is running as a Republican in Ilhan Omar’s district.

    This is her new ad.

    Just Like You

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  69. kaysee kaysee says:

    Worth your time; all 5:17 of it.



    Graham: There are no good guys here.

    He is right. Without the ability to critically think and comprehend, it is very easy to fall into the trap of being brainwashed.

    There is an attempt to make Putin appear worse than he is, and Ukraine better than it is.

    I think Graham is having a dig at the Aussie Cossack when he talks about Putin’s supporters.

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  70. kaysee kaysee says:

    Russell Brand

    #Ukraine #Russia #Putin
    We’re Not Allowed To Discuss This

    We will learn from history that the causes for WW1 and WW2, will be the same causes (though of a different flavour) leading to the next one, if it comes to that.

    The League of Nations failed after WW1, and so has the United Nations after WW2.

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  71. kaysee kaysee says:

    Fascinating article from Lord Monckton.
    He’s pretty much bang on the money.

    What a strategy for world dominion. It is terrifying to imagine the combined power of Russia and China in ruling the world.

    Even before the Chinese-virus pandemic, Europe was paying Putin four times the world price for its gas. Now it pays more like eight times the world price; and, on a day in December 2021 when Europe was under a blocking high and the wind did not blow, it rose to 200 times the world price. Putin, on the pretext of addressing an unspecified technical fault in the pipelines but in reality to serve notice on Europe that it was now utterly dependent upon him and him alone to keep the lights on as he prepared to invade Ukraine, had turned the gas off for a few hours. The price had duly and very profitably surged.

    Putin has not only succeeded in crippling the Western economies with the global-warming nonsense: he now profiteers directly from our scientifically-illiterate politicians’ economically and strategically half-witted decision to interfere in the energy market by force and remove coal from the energy mix, reducing competition, hiking power prices and rendering Europe and – to a striking degree – the United States dependent upon a hostile foreign power for the preponderance of its energy supply, the lifeblood of its industries.

    It looks like the puppet master Schwab is merely a pawn, being played by bigger puppeteers Putin and Xi, for their grand plan.

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  72. mh says:

    Of course

    Blackrock says Russia-Ukraine war will ‘accelerate’ green energy transition

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  73. Steve trickler says:

    Johnny FD:

    After a long journey from Kyiv to the border town of Chop in Western, Ukraine, we faced our toughest challenge yet. A long, but organized and peaceful queue to leave Ukraine and cross the border into the EU via Hungary went to complete chaos when a family of thirty or fifty Roma Gypsies cut in line and started pushing their way past Ukrainian women and children to get to the front. Things got so bad that the border closed doors for hours and the train to Hungary ended up leaving seats half empty as Ukraine was slow letting their citizens and refuges through border control.


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  74. Steve trickler says:

    Impossible to ignore the kids.

    Gee whiz!

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  75. mh says:

    John Mearsheimer, 2015: ‘The West is Leading Ukraine Down The Primrose Path and The End Result is Ukraine is Going to Get Wrecked’

    Legendary political scientist John Mearsheimer predicted in 2015 exactly what we’re now witnessing in Ukraine.

    “The West is leading Ukraine down the primrose path and the end result is that Ukraine is going to get wrecked,” Professor Mearsheimer said during a speech at the University of Chicago in June 2015.

    “I believe that the policy that I’m advocating, which is neutralizing Ukraine and then building it up economically and getting it out of the competition between Russia on one side and NATO on the other side, is the best thing that could happen to the Ukrainians,” he continued.

    “What we’re doing is encouraging the Ukrainians to play tough with the Russians, we’re encouraging the Ukrainians to think that they will ultimately become part of the West because we will ultimately defeat Putin and we will ultimately get our way. Time is on our side and of course the Ukrainians are playing along with this and the Ukrainians are almost completely unwilling to compromise with the Russians and instead want to pursue a hardline policy. Well as I said to you before, if they do that the end result is that their country is going to be wrecked and what we’re doing is in effect encouraging that outcome,” Mearsheimer said.

    Too bad our ruling oligarchs blacklisted Mearsheimer from power for writing a book on the tremendous influence of the Israel Lobby.

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  76. Black Ball Black Ball says:

    Blackrock says Russia-Ukraine war will ‘accelerate’ green energy transition

    Is John Kerry on the Blackrock board?

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  77. Steve trickler says:

    egg_ says:
    March 2, 2022 at 9:06 pm


    Will check it out tomorrow. In music mode at the moment.

    Mondo Rock – Come Said The Boy (1984)

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  78. mh says:

    The US markets rallied on this news

    Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says he will propose a 25 basis-point US interest rate increase this month, easing market fears of a more aggressive stance to combat inflation

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