Open Thread – Saturday, 26 November 2022

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  1. Mak Siccar says:

    Nostalgia for us old farts. Courtesy of Westprint Maps.

    Friday Funnies

    Last week we had a list of ‘Laws’. John sent us this reminder.
    … and there’s the “50/50/90 Law”: If there’s a 50/50 chance of getting it wrong, you’ll get it wrong 90% of the time.

    DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN…?

    It took five minutes for the TV warm up

    Nearly everyone’s Mum was at home when the kids got home from school

    Nobody owned a purebred dog

    You’d reach into a muddy gutter for a cent

    Your Mum wore stockings that came in two pieces

    All your male teachers wore ties

    You got your windscreen cleaned, oil checked, and petrol pumped, without asking, all for free, every time.

    Cereals had free toys hidden inside the box

    It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents

    They threatened to keep kids back a year if they failed. . .and they did

    When a Holden was everyone’s dream car

    No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition.

    Lying on your back in the grass with your friends and saying things like, “That cloud looks like a ” and playing footy with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game.

    When being sent to the principal’s office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited the student at home

    Basically, we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn’t because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat!

    But we survived because their love was greater than the threat.

    Do you remember Nancy Drew, Laurel and Hardy, The Famous Five, Secret Seven, Biggles, the Lone Ranger, Phantom, Roy and Dale and Trigger. As well as summers filled with bike rides, cricket games, Hula Hoops, monkey bars, visits to the beach and “conversation” lollies.

    Lolly cigarettes, pogo sticks, marbles, Home milk delivery in glass bottles with aluminium tops, Newsreels before the movie, Sandshoes, 45 RPM records, Hi-Fi’s, Metal ice cubes trays with levers, Carbon paper, Cork pop guns, Drive-ins, Valiants, Washtub wringers, Reel-To-Reel tape recorders, houses made of cards, Meccano Sets, that awful pink slab of bubble gum, Penny lollies.

    Do you remember a time when…

    Decisions were made by going “eeny-meeny-miney-moe”? “Race issue” meant arguing about who ran the fastest? It wasn’t odd to have two or three “Best Friends” The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was “boy or girl germs”

    Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a sling shot

    Saturday morning cartoons weren’t 30-minute commercials for action figures. Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles

    The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.

    Putting playing cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle

    Water balloons were the ultimate weapon

    If you can remember most or all of these, then you have lived!
    Take a break from your “grown-up” life. I double-dare-ya!



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  2. JohnJJJ says:

    “wait till your father comes home”, then getting hit with a rolled up newspaper that was all sound.
    Having the same postie for 15 years.
    Chores: drying the dishes, a bucket of weeds every two weeks, pouring the water into the crater in the right mix of sand and cement, changing the oil, break linings, breaking up dog fights with a hose,
    Wonderfilled days, wonderful parents.


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  3. johanna johanna says:

    The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.

    No.

    The worst embarrassment was having your Mum spit on her hanky and wipe your face in public. 🙁


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  4. mh says:

    England 0 – 0 USA

    talkSPORT
    @talkSPORT

    😡 “Terrible. Lacklustre. Kane should’ve come off at half-time.”

    ❌ “No energy… We won’t win the tournament playing like that.”

    These #ENG fans aren’t confident of any success with this play style

    https://twitter.com/talkSPORT/status/1596270543590035457?s=20&t=qd8KH4vff6DVCuyTVzbKyw

    More WOKE needed


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  5. mh says:

    ‘No orgy please’: Team’s World Cup ban

    Spain coach Luis Enrique has made the hilarious claim that he has no issues with his players having sex the night before they play a match – but he draws the line at orgies.



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  6. mh says:

    Sydney cardiologist Dr Ross Walker has called for an end to the use of mRNA vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna after seeing a rise in jab-related heart conditions.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11464097/Covid-Australia-2022-Teen-misses-HSC-pericarditis-jab-reaction-cardiologist-issues-warning.html



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  7. mh says:

    Breitbart triggered

    Trump Dined at Mar-a-Lago with White Nationalist, Holocaust Denier Nick Fuentes Alongside Kanye West; UPDATE – Trump Responds, ‘Had Never Met and Knew Nothing About’ Fuentes



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  8. kaysee kaysee says:

    Hong Kong Law on Trial

    The long-awaited trial of Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai on national security charges is supposed to begin Dec. 1 in Hong Kong. The latest news is that the government objects to Mr. Lai’s choice of a British lawyer to represent him, King’s Counsel Timothy Owen. The objection underscores how the government tries to stack the deck against anyone it dislikes.



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  9. kaysee kaysee says:

    Final Newspoll before Victorian election
    shows Daniel Andrews is tipped to secure slim majority and win third term

    The final poll ahead of the Victorian state election has put the incumbent Labor Party in prime position to secure a third historic term, with Daniel Andrews tipped to defy minority government concerns.

    If Newspoll is right, the question to be asked is:
    How can this be possible after what has happened in Victoria, these past two years?

    Is it the Stockholm Syndrome voters who are responsible for this result?
    or
    Is it that the Opposition LNP, under the unopposing Matthew Guy, did not seize the opportunity they were handed? It should be a landslide win for the Opposition under the circumstances with Victorians anxious for a change of government. Guy seems confident of winning.

    We’ll know later today.


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  10. kaysee kaysee says:

    The mask is off:
    WEF’s Klaus Schwab declares China a ‘role model’

    World Economic Forum founder and Chair Klaus Schwab recently sat down for an interview with a Chinese state media outlet and proclaimed that China was a “role model” for other nations. 

    Schwab, 84, made these comments during an interview with CGTN’s Tian Wei on the sidelines of last week’s APEC CEO Summit in Bangkok, Thailand. 



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  11. kaysee kaysee says:

    Do you remember Nancy Drew, Laurel and Hardy, The Famous Five, Secret Seven, Biggles, the Lone Ranger, Phantom, Roy and Dale and Trigger. As well as summers filled with bike rides, cricket games, Hula Hoops, monkey bars, visits to the beach and “conversation” lollies.

    Jog the memory. Nostalgia.

    Back then1
    .
    Back then2


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  12. kaysee kaysee says:

    Sydney cardiologist Dr Ross Walker has called for an end to the use of mRNA vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna after seeing a rise in jab-related heart conditions

    This is the same Dr Ross Walker who appeared as a guest on a radio talk show, last year, and encouraged listeners to take the jab? When the question was asked about the safety for those with medical conditions such as autoimmune disorders, he said that the benefits of being vaxxed were greater.

    He would make sure, often enough, on his radio appearances that everyone knew that he is one of the country’s top cardiologists.

    Now, in November 2022, he is warning about the heart-related side-effects of mRNA vaxxes? What about the people who took the shots because they trusted the advice from a top cardiologist and now suffer adverse reactions?

    Getting Covid is ten times worse than getting vaccinated – but we don’t need to use mRNA vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna,’ cardiologist Dr Ross Walker told Daily Mail Australia.

    ‘We have to put COVID in perspective where it is right now, not where it was 12 months ago, because it has changed and I think we are seeing a change.

    Getting Covid is ten times worse than getting jabbed?
    Unless you die suddenly?


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  13. Old bloke says:

    JohnJJJ says:
    November 26, 2022 at 8:14 am

    Having the same postie for 15 years.

    Who would come twice a day on week days and once on Saturday, even in the hottest weather on a bicycle while wearing a heavy blue serge uniform and cap. If he delivered a letter he would ring his bicycle bell to let you know.


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  14. kaysee kaysee says:

    The Christmas trees and decorations have already been put up at the shopping centres and public spaces.

    But
    Advent begins tomorrow, Sunday 27 November.

    Advent in 2 Minutes

    (You might want to turn down the volume for this.)


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  15. Cold-Hands says:

    Powerline had a Midweek Week in Pictures to celebrate Thanksgiving.


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  16. mh says:

    Sydney cardiologist Dr Ross Walker has called for an end to the use of mRNA vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna after seeing a rise in jab-related heart conditions.

    kaysee, of course the doctor is a total bell end.

    Australia is locked into water tight contracts with Pfizer for years ahead, courtesy of Morrison & Co.

    Ross Walker calling for end to mRNA’s would have to make Australia’s obedience to US Big Pharma even more of an issue.

    Pfizer are corporate criminals:

    Justice Department Announces Largest Health Care Fraud Settlement in Its History

    Pfizer to Pay $2.3 Billion for Fraudulent Marketing

    WASHINGTON – American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. and its subsidiary Pharmacia & Upjohn Company Inc. (hereinafter together “Pfizer”) have agreed to pay $2.3 billion, the largest health care fraud settlement in the history of the Department of Justice, to resolve criminal and civil liability arising from the illegal promotion of certain pharmaceutical products, the Justice Department announced today.



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  17. mh says:

    ZUBY:
    @ZubyMusic
    Alex Jones has apologised publicly several times over the years for what he said about Sandy Hook.

    Many public figures have told more damaging lies, and more importantly, DONE objectively worse things.

    Why is he unforgivable whilst others are forgiven, even without apology?
    5:05 AM · Nov 22, 2022

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  18. mh says:

    The Hill from 6 months ago

    Trump On J&J CEO At Rally: “This Guy’s Got Cash Like Nobody’s Got Cash,” | Rising Quicktakes

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_aKoxeG8dQ



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  19. Candy says:

    Labor wins in Victoria because things have to reach pretty much rock bottom before folks want change from a long-term government.

    LNP need Tony Abbott.


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  20. mh says:

    Socceroos go ahead in World Cup.


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  21. mh says:

    Statue for The Lockdown King

    Andrews’ victory earns statue honour
    Daniel Andrews will qualify to be immortalised with a bronze statue early in 2023 when he marks his 3000th day as Premier of Victoria.



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  22. mh says:

    Australia defeats Tunisia 1 – 0 in WC.


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  23. mh says:

    Fuck me dead.
    Thank God I don’t live there.

    11.14pm
    ‘Hope always defeats hate,’ premier says
    By Broede Carmody

    Staying with the Victorian premier’s victory speech, and Daniel Andrews says that “hope will always defeat hate”.

    Here’s what he told Labor supporters in Mulgrave in Melbourne’s southeast:

    Friends, these last few years have been incredibly challenging. We have had to make some very difficult decisions, some very tough decisions, and Victorian families and businesses right across our state have had a very difficult time.

    This was a one-in-100 year event. And because of the tough decisions that we made, and … the fact that Victorians stuck together … we went out and got vaccinated. Because vaccines work.

    As a community we were not, as some would say, divided. We were instead united in our faith in science.
    That sense of kindness, that sense of connection … has been confirmed today.

    Friends, hope always defeats hate.

    Those present then started chanting “SEC, SEC!” in reference to Labor’s plan to revive the State Electricity Commission (with a focus on renewable energy).



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  24. Steve trickler says:

    No surprises here with the VIC election.

    You can bet most of the people that voted would be clueless about the WEF ( Andrews would be on 24 hour call and I note he has touted the jab in his victory speech ) and would now be at home in front of the Idiot Box, blindly following a printed / digital tv guide that keeps them in a well crafted manipulative thought bubble. MSM News, endless show repeats and woke muck constantly being fed to them….think Magda consuming a full piping bag of whipped cream.

    I guess you could also call it a digital intravenous brainwashing drip. The same for the net, with many under the spell of Big Tech algorithms and are clueless about it.

    Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy, the – Television, The Drug Of The Nation [full official video]


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  25. mh says:

    Those present then started chanting “SEC, SEC!” in reference to Labor’s plan to revive the State Electricity Commission (with a focus on renewable energy).

    That’s working well for the UK and Europeans.


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  26. mh says:

    Greg Reese

    British Columbia Bill C-36 lays the groundwork for forced vaccination

    https://banned.video/watch?id=638259c7e56b4a5b6dfd3089


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  27. Eyrie says:

    British Columbia Bill C-36 lays the groundwork for forced vaccination
    Already exists in Western Australia


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  28. mh says:

    Nov 26 (Reuters) – Belarus’s long-standing foreign minister has died suddenly, the state news agency Belta reported on Saturday, two days before he was meant to meet his Russian counterpart.



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  29. mh says:

    Election Wizard 🇺🇸
    @ElectionWiz
    WATCH: England soccer team takes the knee for Black Lives Matter while the USA remains standing moments before kickoff

    https://twitter.com/ElectionWiz/status/1596218983832690688?s=20&t=wvuxz1abbUQFfcCuM3zy4w

    ***

    Are the Socceroos doing any woke shit?
    Haven’t heard of anything.
    I’m sure woke moron Craig Foster would like them to bend the knee.


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  30. mh says:

    Paywallian

    Genius Warne defied belief and the laws of physics
    People like Shane Warne thumb their nose at fate, kick dirt in the faces of the sporting gods and behave as if immortal. His death still doesn’t seem real.
    By MICHAEL PARKINSON

    ***

    Warnie got vaxxed and boosted then died suddenly at 52.


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  31. Shy Ted says:

    Now where have I heard this before?
    He challenges Norman Swan for not being a doctor.
    Just read the few paragraphs below the first photo and shake your heads. Summarily, it’s not a very good vaccine which doesn’t really work for individuals but if everybody has it it’s wonderful.
    A little digging
    They say – Newborn babies are particularly vulnerable because they don’t have any immunity against whooping cough and can’t be vaccinated for the first 6 weeks after birth.
    They also say – whooping cough vaccines are now provided free for all pregnant women in the third trimester across Australia.
    This week’ expert is a Lecturer in Religious Studies. Science.


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  32. JohnJJJ says:

    Interesting to compare the ‘news’ on France 24 with Al Jazeera. France 24 double shuffle with the LGBTQRST ball and the matches compared with al Jazeera’s paradise on earth descriptions of Qatar. I am sure there is a way to call this as a match between the two, but I don’t have the soccer lingo.


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  33. Shy Ted says:

    Good work while I was away, guys and gals. Spent a week in my old haunt, Townsville. Wow. Don’t get to the big smoke much any more but small business just decimated. Caught up with old friend who had a circle of about 8 lady friends of similar vintage and all MSM believers and, need I say it, vaxed and boosted. Just a coincidence that 7 of the group have had pancreatitis in recent months, 2 have died, 1 during the week. She received texts over the 5 days of her friend’ illness – in an induced coma, out of coma but unable to communicate, she’ll be a vegetable, life support turned off.
    I knew them all and they were the healthiest of oldies. 7 of 9 with one particular illness. Just a coincidence.


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  34. mh says:

    Fame and Flashdance singer-actor Irene Cara dies at 63

    New York: Oscar, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy winning singer-actress Irene Cara, who starred and sang the title cut from the 1980 hit movie Fame and then belted out the era-defining hit Flashdance … What a Feeling from 1983’s Flashdance, has died. She was 63.

    Her publicist, Judith A. Moose, announced the news on social media, writing that a cause of death was “currently unknown”. Moose also confirmed the death to an Associated Press reporter on Saturday. Cara died at her home in Florida…



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  35. mh says:

    UK energy latest with Jeremy Hunt

    Households must slash energy use to defeat Putin, says Hunt



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  36. kaysee kaysee says:

    Neil Oliver

    ‘…it’s a toxic hell…’

    I see no true leadership in any of today’s so-called leaders



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  37. kaysee kaysee says:

    Have the chimps and apes filed a discrimination lawsuit?

    WHO to rename monkeypox as ‘MPOX’

    Move comes amid White House pressure on the global health organization to move quickly to reduce stigma around the virus’ name.



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  38. kaysee kaysee says:

    For your Sunday afternoon entertainment. A story you already know.
    The last sentence is a ripper.

    The dark side of Meghan and Prince Harry’s fairytale romance chronicled in new book

    It was like a bad fairytale: The princes and the peeved.

    The tale of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry started as a storybook romance. But somewhere along the way, it dissolved into testy arguments and family feuds. Tom Bower’s “Revenge” goes into the ugly details.



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  39. kaysee kaysee says:

    Labor wins in Victoria because things have to reach pretty much rock bottom before folks want change from a long-term government.

    There are two issues here.

    a/ The voter
    Will people “get it” only when it reaches their own backyard?
    Or will their turning point be later, when their feet get singed?

    b/ The voting choices
    If the voter has to choose between Commie and closet Commie, it may be they decide on better the Commie you know than the one you don’t.

    The contest was between Dictator Dan and Gutless Guy. The best option that the Libs had for a “leader” was someone who lost the 2018 election?

    Here in Commie Oz, they say:
    She/he/they’ll be alright, mate/matess.

    While in Commie China,

    Chinese police flee from workers at Zhengzhou iPhone factory. The people are fighting back but it probably won’t end well for them. The camps will be waiting for them as more ”storm troopers” will arrive.



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  40. mh says:

    Via https://www.informationliberation.com/

    From Axios, “Trump talks with white nationalist Nick Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago dinner”:

    Behind the scenes: A source familiar with the dinner conversation told Axios that Trump “seemed very taken” with Fuentes, impressed that the 24-year-old was able to rattle off statistics and recall speeches dating back to his 2016 campaign.

    – Paraphrasing the conversation, the source said Fuentes told the president he preferred him to be “authentic,” and that Trump seemed scripted and unlike himself during his recent 2024 campaign announcement speech.

    – Trump responded, “You like it better when I just speak off the cuff,” the source said. Fuentes replied that he did, calling Trump an “amazing” president when he was unrestrained. “There was a lot of fawning back and forth,” the source added.

    Fuentes told Trump that he represented a side of Trump’s base that was disappointed with his newly cautious approach, especially with what some far-right activists view as a lack of support for those charged in the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

    – Trump didn’t disagree with Fuentes, but said he has advisers who want him to read off teleprompters and be more “presidential.” Notably, Trump referred to himself as a politician, which he has been loathe to do in the past.

    – Fuentes also told Trump that he would crush potential 2024 Republican rivals in a primary, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Trump asked for Fuentes’ opinion on other candidates as well.

    Trump at one point turned to Ye and said, “I really like this guy. He gets me,” according to the source…

    Trump asked if Fuentes was on social media such as Truth Social, the former president’s alternative to Twitter.

    – Fuentes told Trump that he was on Truth Social but had been banned from the social media platform Gettr because Trump adviser Jason Miller, the CEO of the company, wasn’t a fan of his.

    – Trump asked whether it was because Fuentes was on the “fringe” of his supporter base, the source said. Fuentes acknowledged that he was, saying he’s “one of those people who got banned from everything.”



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  41. mh says:

    The ABC is outraged

    Donald Trump cops criticism after meeting prominent anti-Semites Kanye West and Nick Fuentes



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  42. kaysee kaysee says:

    Woolworths Removes Cash Machines To Signal Cashless Society

    What are consumers doing to prevent a Cashless Society? Do they understand what it happening? Or are they so pleased to have one single device (their very smartphone) they can use for everything.

    When I am physically shopping, most of the time I use cash. I am often at the supermarket self-service checkout waiting in the queue and when it is my turn, if there is no Cash checkout free I have to wait and let other Card users get past me. And they are mostly shoppers who are very happy to use their card.

    I keep waiting for the Cash register to be available not because I have nothing better to do with my time. It is because I can see that businesses are hoping that shoppers will stop using the Cash register, and they can then say that they are closing them because they are not being used. If enough shoppers queued up for Cash Only and it caused a long queue and delays, they would open up more Cash registers.

    If a Register has a Cash signpost and I walk to it and then discover it is Card only, I complain to the employee in that section.

    Cashless Society on the way? Digital System arriving?
    We have to take a close look at ourselves and what each one of us is doing to prevent the loss of our freedoms and privacy.


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  43. kaysee kaysee says:

    Greg Reese

    British Columbia Bill C-36 lays the groundwork for forced vaccination

    Since the Covid pandemic was based on a lie, it is not surprising that their united front over the past two years is falling apart.

    Even WaPo Admits That Covid Is Now a Pandemic of the Vaccinated

    In April, “The Health 202” newsletter from the paper noted that a growing percentage of Americans dying from Covid were vaccinated:

    – Vaccinated people made up 42 percent of fatalities when the omicron variant was surging in January and February.
    – That’s compared with September, when vaccinated people comprised just 23 percent of deaths during delta’s peak.
    – The bulk of vaccinated deaths were concentrated in people who hadn’t gotten boosted.



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  44. kaysee kaysee says:

    I am sure there is a way to call this as a match between the two, but I don’t have the soccer lingo.

    I would have tried to help with that JohnJJJ, but I am several steps behind you.

    I don’t know any kind of sports lingo. 🙂


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  45. kaysee kaysee says:

    I knew them all and they were the healthiest of oldies. 7 of 9 with one particular illness. Just a coincidence.

    Nice to see you back, Shy Ted.

    Will we get to some point in the future when it will be possible to say whether a person’s health declined due to the vaxxing or not?

    I had a phone conversation, a few days ago, with my friend who is now in the early stages of dementia. She is fully vaxxed.

    She said the problems started after Covid. Just a coincidence, surely?


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  46. Steve trickler says:

    FYI.

    **********

    NOVEMBER 28, 2021

    Stephen Andrew statement on hidden connections of power elites:

    Many people, like me, are starting to wake up to the fact that things are not what they seem in Australia. For years now, we have all been fed the line that Australia is a democratic ‘meritocracy’ where those who reach the top, do so as a product of their own gifts, talent, intelligence or hard work – none of which is even remotely true.
    Most people operating at the top of Australia’s elite circle of power are part of a far more nepotistic and insidious system altogether – one where hard work and talent matters much less than who are connected to, or even who your father, mother, or sibling was, or who you are married to. Take Boris Johnson in the UK, whose father, Stanley Johnson, was an influential Conservative Party politician and later, a member of the European Parliament, European Commission and World Bank. Justin Trudeau’s father, Pierre Trudeau, was of course the famous Prime Minister of Canada, whose two administrations bridged the 1960, 1970s and 1980s. Jacinda Ardern is the daughter of Ross Ardern, a NZ High Commissioner to Cook Islands and more recently, Administrator of Tokelau. His brother, Ian, is Head of the Mormon Church in New Zealand and Pacific region.
    Scott Morrison’s Great Aunt was Mary Gilmore, who once founded a utopian socialist colony in Paraguay with the socialist William Lane.
    Morrison’s older brother, Alan, serves as Chair of AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) Committee on Paramedicine and Chair of the government’s Health Services Working Group. Then there is Jane Halton, who Morrison appointed as head of the government’s National Covid-19 Co-ordination Commission. Jane is the daughter of Charles Halton, a British Military Scientist brought to Australia in 1973 by Gough Whitlam to overhaul the country’s transport system, and who served as Secretary of Defence and Secretary of the Department of Communications under Hawke and Keating. Daughter Jane is now the CHAIR OF CEPI (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations), set up and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust and World Economic Forum in 2015. Jane was part of Event 201, a pandemic exercise organised and funded by John Hopkins, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations and the World Economic Forum in October 2019. Jane’s husband is Trevor Sutton, Deputy of the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Chair of the Governing Council of Statistics for the Asian and Pacific region. Trevor heads the Statistical Business Transformation Group which received a $256 million investment program to radically transform how ABS collects, processes and disseminates information, data and statistics.
    In 2016, ABS data collection and survey systems were awarded to Accenture, a partner of ID2020 and GAVI. Trevor is a Member of the Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation of which Jane Halton is also a Board Member, and which receives funding from the Gates Foundation and WHO. Trevor Sutton’s brother is Dr Brett Sutton. Dr Sutton is the Chief Health Officer of Victoria, who advises Dan Andrews Government on public health and pandemic response measures. Interestingly, Jane Halton also has a brother, Philip Halton, who is Deputy Commissioner of QBCC, Queensland’s building and construction regulator.
    These are just a few examples but there are many more – some are well-known, while others are tightly guarded secrets.

    Link


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  47. mh says:

    Fox News

    Prominent Jewish leaders are slamming former President Donald Trump after he hosted a dinner at his Florida estate that included rap artist Kanye West, also known as Ye, and white nationalist Nick Fuentes. Both have been accused of antisemitism after comments they made about Jewish people.

    “To my friend Donald Trump, you are better than this,” David Friedman, who served as Trump’s U.S. Ambassador to Israel from 2017-2021, posted on Twitter Friday. “Even a social visit from an antisemite like Kanye West and human scum like Nick Fuentes is unacceptable.”

    “I condemned Barak Obama associating with Louis Farrakhan and Jeremiah Wright,” Friedman added. “This is no different. Antisemites deserve no quarter among American leaders, right or left.”

    Friedman’s comment after a meeting at Mar-a-Lago between Trump, Fuentes, and Ye which prompted a sharp pushback from the Biden White House which said that “bigotry, hate, and antisemitism have absolutely no place in America.”

    ***

    Hey Friedman, before calling other people “scum”, how about looking at your types such as Samuel Bankman-Fried.


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  48. kaysee kaysee says:

    Bee Updates in The Mock.

    …..

    It Took Three Hours to Unglue Protesters From Van Gogh Frame

    As in all of Just Stop Oil’s high-profile actions, the activists did not damage the famous painting, but yesterday, a British court found the two protesters, Emily Brocklebank and Louis McKechnie, guilty of criminal damage to the 18th-century frame.

    Judge Neeta Minhas stated that the frame had been “permanently damaged,” with the cost of restoration estimated at £2,000 (around $2,375).



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  49. Steve trickler says:

    What goes on behind the scenes.

    *********

    Discernable:

    22 Nov 2022

    Secret Call recording: Australian Election Tampering.

    This is a secret recording of a conversation between Glenn Druery ‘The Preference Whisperer’ and Heston Russell, the founder of The Australian Values Party and The Angry Victorians Party.

    The call was recorded on 10 Nov 2022 and reveals how Australian elections are tampered with if the admissions and allegations by Glenn Druery are to be believed.

    In the recording, Glenn Druery makes allegations and admissions that include:
    -Selling bank shares with insider information about an impending Royal Commission into the banking sector
    -Interfering with the announcement of a Royal Commission so he could sell his shares
    -Ashley Fenn (Family First) paying Glenn Druery a retainer (approximately $90k) to secure him a seat in parliament
    -Coordinating with Greg Barns SC from WikiLeaks to get Julian Assange elected as a senator
    -Electing Ricky Muir on only 0.5% primary vote as a demonstration against Assange and Ashley Fenn
    -How he got Fiona Patten (Sex Party/Reason Party) elected for a payment
    -Spies inside Clive Palmer’s and Aidan McLindon’s private meetings reporting to Druery
    -Various details on alleged dealings with Clive Palmer, Pauline Hanson, Derryn Hinch, Jeff Bourman, Warren Pickering, Aidan McLindon, Craig Ellis et al.

    The Angry Victorians Party is led by Chris Burson in Victoria and is contesting a number of seats in the upcoming Victorian state election. Their party tagline is ‘Bring Accountability Back to Politics’.

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  50. Steve trickler says:

    I’ll watch this at a later date. The link below has the link to odysee. I’ve been having buffering issues with that site. See how you go if interested.

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    Discernable:

    Professor Ben Mol – Medical
    Interventions, Lockdowns and
    Fabricated Research
    1hr 15min

    28 October 2022
    Ben Mol is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash Health, Melbourne. He focuses deeply on medical interventions: what are they, why are they deployed, are they overused?

    He leads the Evidenced based Women’s Health Care Research Group who investigate whether medical interventions around the world are conducted with evidence, are beneficial to patients, and whether they cause harm.

    In the course of his research, Ben has uncovered startling evidence such as 30% of peer-reviewed and published randomly controlled trials being completely fabricated.

    In this interview we explored the world’s largest health intervention to date: government and public health responses to Covid-19. The professor has been vocal about the injustice and illogic of vaccine mandates, punitive measures against Queensland’s unvaccinated teachers, the deportation of Novak Djokovic from Australia, malfeasance in academic research, and lockdowns as ‘one of the greatest peacetime policy failures in modern history’.

    An outline of our discussion:
    What are medical interventions?
    Brave New World – are we addicted to medical interventions?
    The incentives driving medical interventions
    Is Panadol a placebo?
    The natural rate of caesarean deliveries vs the actual rate
    Incentives to conduct caesarean sections
    Charging Australians for IVF and elective caesareans
    Discrimination in reproductive healthcare
    Fewer costs with no lockdowns – Sweden vs Denmark
    Threshold for all new drugs: $50k per life year saved
    Covid-19 vaccine cost benefit analysis
    Medical interventions should be measured is saved/lost life years, not purely deaths
    Traffic accident deaths are more tragic than elderly deaths
    Young people paid a higher price than old people during lockdowns
    We ‘went to war’ over Covid-19
    Was an elimination strategy wise in Australia?
    ‘Flattening the curve’
    Should the government also go to war with cancer? Obesity? Smoking? Sugar?
    The lack of reason in vaccine mandates
    Extending the logic to banning Coca Cola
    The lunacy of social distancing at McDonalds
    C-19 vaccine uptake rates without mandates
    Mandating healthy lifestyles
    The medical principle of ‘informed consent’
    Should we ‘save the health system’ or should it save us?
    Victorian ambulance and 000 systems overwhelmed
    Health system capacity crises before Covid-19
    Hospitals conduct too many health interventions
    Medical culture in the Netherlands: intervene less often!
    Interventionists see their own reality
    False research papers: fabricated data in peer reviewed journals
    Monash University detects 30% of randomly controlled trials are fake
    Ivermectin trials built on fake data
    The Socratic dialogue of medical debate but is it too complex for the public?
    Detecting false research papers
    People’s greatest needs: physical safety

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  51. kaysee kaysee says:

    While Trump is busy picking fights with those on the red side – Republicans, Rinos and even Conservatives – the Commies are busy looking for ways to build up their votes – illegally or legally.

    Soros takeover:
    FCC clears path for liberal group to buy Spanish-language conservative talk radio stations

    Miami’s iconic, Spanish-language conservative talk radio station Radio Mambi is one of the 18 stations the Soros-backed Latino Media Network will purchase from Televisa Univision for a reported $60 million. Radio Mambi, which is historically linked to the Cuban exile community and offers an anti-communism view, will be controlled by liberals once the deal is finalized…

    Spanish-language stations in other major markets, including New York, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Antonio are also set to be controlled by the Soros-linked group. Some conservatives, particularly right-leaning Hispanics, have called it an attempt by the left to control the information made available to Spanish-speaking voters.  



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  52. Shy Ted says:

    Whatever did we do without wymmins commentators and their token male commentators?
    Golf – “all he’s got to do is bend it round those massive big trees”
    World Cup – “I don’t know who he plays for but you can bet a lot of managers will be getting their cheque books out”.
    World Cup – “that Richarlison goal for Brazil reminds me of one I scored against a local Wyong club”


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  53. Old bloke says:

    kaysee says:
    November 27, 2022 at 3:24 pm

    I had a phone conversation, a few days ago, with my friend who is now in the early stages of dementia. She is fully vaxxed.

    She said the problems started after Covid. Just a coincidence, surely?

    Senator Rennick said that he suspects the sudden increase in dementia is a vaxx related problem, in Senate Estimates during questioning of Professor Murphy.

    Brendan Murphy is now the Secretary of the Commonwealth Health Dept., he was previously Chief Health Officer who approved the mRNA medications emergency usage approval.

    Health bureaucrats are just making it up as they go along – Senate Estimates 10.11.22


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  54. mh says:

    MP Billy Gordon dies, aged 49
    Tributes have poured in for Queensland MP Bill Gordon, who has died aged 49.

    If his name rings a bell, he was the Labor MP that would send unsolicited pics of his dick to women.

    Vale Billy and his willy.


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  55. kaysee kaysee says:

    If You’re An Advent Newbie,
    Here’s How To Embrace The Glorious Tradition

    Advent draws us away from the spirit-stifling societal frenzy and into the quiet, where we can commune with God. 



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  56. kaysee kaysee says:

    👼 Advent: First Sunday 👼

    Holy is His Name

    John Michael Talbot


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  57. Old bloke says:

    West Australian nurses and midwives are on strike (are going to strike?) as they want a pay rise and better working conditions, particularly workable patient / nurse ratios.

    They are working multiple shifts and have too many patients to care for……

    WA Nurses Deny Industrial Relations Commission No Strike Order Rally Perth, WA (LIVE STREAM)

    Twelve months ago, many West Australian health workers resigned as they wouldn’t take the vaxx.

    Mark McGowan’s Victims: Part 4 – Nurses and Health Care workers forced from their jobs.

    What a mess these incompetent governments have made of the situation.


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  58. mh says:

    How does this Pat Buchanan column hold up to scrutiny 9 months into the war?

    Did We Provoke Putin’s War in Ukraine?
    February 24, 2022 by Patrick J. Buchanan

    When Russia’s Vladimir Putin demanded that the U.S. rule out Ukraine as a future member of the NATO alliance, the U.S. archly replied: NATO has an open-door policy. Any nation, including Ukraine, may apply for membership and be admitted. We’re not changing that.

    In the Bucharest declaration of 2008, NATO had put Ukraine and Georgia, ever farther east in the Caucasus, on a path to membership in NATO and coverage under Article 5 of the treaty, which declares that an attack on any one member is an attack on all.

    Unable to get a satisfactory answer to his demand, Putin invaded and settled the issue. Neither Ukraine nor Georgia will become members of NATO. To prevent that, Russia will go to war, as Russia did last night.

    Putin did exactly what he had warned us he would do.

    Whatever the character of the Russian president, now being hotly debated here in the USA, he has established his credibility.

    When Putin warns that he will do something, he does it.

    Thirty-six hours into this Russia-Ukraine war, potentially the worst in Europe since 1945, two questions need to be answered:

    How did we get here? And where do we go from here?

    How did we get to where Russia — believing its back is against a wall and the United States, by moving NATO ever closer, put it there — reached a point where it chose war with Ukraine rather than accepting the fate and future it believes the West has in store for Mother Russia?

    Consider. Between 1989 and 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev let the Berlin Wall be pulled down, Germany be reunited and all the “captive nations” of Eastern Europe go free.

    Having collapsed the Soviet empire, Gorbachev allowed the Soviet Union to dissolve itself into 15 independent nations. Communism was allowed to expire as the ruling ideology of Russia, the land where Leninism and Bolshevism first took root in 1917.

    Gorbachev called off the Cold War in Europe by removing all of the causes on Moscow’s side of the historic divide.

    Putin, a former KGB colonel, came to power in 1999 after the disastrous decadelong rule of Boris Yeltsin, who ran Russia into the ground.

    In that year, 1999, Putin watched as America conducted a 78-day bombing campaign on Serbia, the Balkan nation that had historically been a protectorate of Mother Russia.

    That year, also, three former Warsaw Pact nations, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, were brought into NATO.

    Against whom were these countries to be protected by U.S. arms and the NATO alliance, the question was fairly asked.

    The question seemed to be answered fully in 2004, when Slovenia, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Romania and Bulgaria were admitted into NATO, a grouping that included three former republics of the USSR itself, as well as three more former Warsaw Pact nations.

    Then, in 2008, came the Bucharest declaration that put Georgia and Ukraine, both bordering on Russia, on a path to NATO membership.

    Georgia, the same year, attacked its seceded province of South Ossetia, where Russian troops were acting as peacekeepers, killing some.

    This triggered a Putin counterattack through the Roki Tunnel in North Ossetia that liberated South Ossetia and moved into Georgia all the way to Gori, the birthplace of Stalin. George W. Bush, who had pledged “to end tyranny in our world,” did nothing. After briefly occupying part of Georgia, the Russians departed but stayed as protectors of the South Ossetians.

    The U.S. establishment has declared this to have been a Russian war of aggression, but an EU investigation blamed Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili for starting the war.

    In 2014, a democratically elected pro-Russian president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, was overthrown in Kyiv and replaced by a pro-Western regime. Rather than lose Sevastopol, Russia’s historic naval base in Crimea, Putin seized the peninsula and declared it Russian territory.

    Teddy Roosevelt stole Panama with similar remorse.

    Which brings us to today.

    Whatever we may think of Putin, he is no Stalin. He has not murdered millions or created a gulag archipelago.

    Nor is he “irrational,” as some pundits rail. He does not want a war with us, which would be worse than ruinous to us both.

    Putin is a Russian nationalist, patriot, traditionalist and a cold and ruthless realist looking out to preserve Russia as the great and respected power it once was and he believes it can be again.

    But it cannot be that if NATO expansion does not stop or if its sister state of Ukraine becomes part of a military alliance whose proudest boast is that it won the Cold War against the nation Putin has served all his life.

    President Joe Biden almost hourly promises, “We are not going to war in Ukraine.” Why would he then not readily rule out NATO membership for Ukraine, which would require us to do something Biden himself says we Americans, for our own survival, should never do: go to war with Russia?


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  59. Shy Ted says:

    Shit happens (Mark Riley) on TV right now.

    7NEWS Spotlight 7:00PM – 8:00PM
    Seven’s political editor Mark Riley joins to deliver a fascinating glimpse into what makes ‘Albo’ our most popular PM since his old boss, Kevin Rudd.

    Tony should have punched him into next week.


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  60. Shy Ted says:

    I do wish Senators Rennick, Antic & ROberts would quiz the likes of Brendan Murphy on this little gem from the fortnightly report –

    The TGA has identified 14 reports where the cause of death was linked to vaccination from 944 reports received and reviewed.

    Such as “can you tell us the process on how the expert panel manages to reduce 944 doctors reports of vaccine deaths down to 14? What is the process?”

    We know the answer of course, 930 had comorbidities and 14 didn’t.


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  61. mh says:

    This is a fantastic 38 minute interview with Colonel Douglas Macgregor. He is speaking with a Polish interviewer/network.

    Ukraine is about to be annihilated

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfgF4x7TCmM


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  62. Old bloke says:

    Shy Ted says:
    November 27, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    I do wish Senators Rennick, Antic & ROberts would quiz the likes of Brendan Murphy on this little gem from the fortnightly report –

    Murphy looked quite unsettled a few times during Senator Rennick’s questioning in that video I posted above. There were several mentions of “direct that question to Professor Skerritt of the TGA” and “billions of people have taken the jab and are OK”.

    I wonder if Murphy is beginning to realise that he was setup as the fall guy for this massive medical fraud.


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  63. mh says:

    Another World Cup boilover:

    Costa Rica beat Japan


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  64. mh says:

    This soccer WC is looking like a winner.

    Well done Qatar!


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  65. mh says:

    https://dailysceptic.org/2022/11/26/as-an-oncologist-i-am-seeing-people-with-stable-cancer-rapidly-progress-after-being-forced-to-have-a-booster/

    There follows a letter from Dr. Angus Dalgleish, Professor of Oncology at St George’s University of London, to Dr. Kamran Abbasi, the Editor in Chief of the BMJ. It was written in support of a colleague’s plea to Dr. Abbasi that the BMJ make valid informed consent for Covid vaccination a priority topic.

    Dear Kamran Abbasi,

    Covid no longer needs a vaccine programme given the average age of death of Covid in the U.K. is 82 and from all other causes is 81 and falling.

    The link with clots, myocarditis, heart attacks and strokes is now well accepted, as is the link with myelitis and neuropathy. (We predicted these side effects in our June 2020 QRBD article Sorensen et al. 2020, as the blast analysis revealed 79% homologies to human epitopes, especially PF4 and myelin.)

    However, there is now another reason to halt all vaccine programmes. As a practising oncologist I am seeing people with stable disease rapidly progress after being forced to have a booster, usually so they can travel.

    Even within my own personal contacts I am seeing B cell-based disease after the boosters. They describe being distinctly unwell a few days to weeks after the booster – one developing leukaemia, two work colleagues Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and an old friend who has felt like he has had Long Covid since receiving his booster and who, after getting severe bone pain, has been diagnosed as having multiple metastases from a rare B cell disorder.

    I am experienced enough to know that these are not the coincidental anecdotes that many suggest, especially as the same pattern is being seen in Germany, Australia and the USA.

    The reports of innate immune suppression after mRNA for several weeks would fit, as all these patients to date have melanoma or B cell based cancers, which are very susceptible to immune control – and that is before the reports of suppressor gene suppression by mRNA in laboratory experiments.

    This must be aired and debated immediately.

    Angus Dalgleish MD FRACP FRCP FRCPath FMedSci

    Angus Dalgleish is a Professor of Oncology at St George’s, University of London.



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  66. JohnJJJ says:

    This is a fantastic 38 minute interview with Colonel Douglas Macgregor. He is speaking with a Polish interviewer/network.

    Thanks – made my day.


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  67. Shy Ted says:

    I recently met a lady who featured on the ABC series Back Roads, hosted by Mrs Barrie Cassidy, but not because the ABC is incestuous, it’s because she’s clearly the best person for the job. It rates about 10th in it’ time slot so not exactly a winner. Mrs BC travels to obscure parts of the country and interviews locals and my lady was the lucky winner. Each episode has Mrs BC travelling in a 4WD, truck or similar with a dashcam recording the stilted conversation. It’s basically a series of paid holidays for the lucky Mrs BC. I asked my lady if Mrs BC travelled with just the dashcam or had a film crew with her. “Oh yes, nine of them. Camera guy, sound guy, lighting guy and an assortment of associated doco makers”. Now, my lady is a good soul who has provided a much loved and used service to the various Woop Woop towns and communities over many years. Cheerful, chatty and friendly.
    I tried to find the budget for Back Roads, after all, flights, accommodation, vehicle hire, food, wages, working away allowances and so on because it can’t be cheap but like so many ABC things it’s a closely guarded secret. Funnily enough Mrs BC is always there when a local event, catered, is on and the locals who may live great distances from each other are all gathered in one place.
    I’ve always groaned when Back Roads is on because it’s so ABC but I suppose meeting my lady piqued an interest so I’ve recorded a few episodes, all a long, long way from Ultimo.
    One old haunt was Katanning, WA, a place fond in my memories and historically a true pioneering area where I was told many a tale of the early years of hardship and suffering as pioneering families established sheep or wheat farms on marginal country with intermittent rains. The area is called the Great Southern and consists of small hamlets 100km apart and even smaller farmlets which might be highly productive pig farms you can smell from miles away, the odour lingering for days and several washes of your clothing. I became an expert at spelling “consanguinity” for my numerous reports and a day trip to one of the farmlets to buy poultry, a twenty minute transaction, is one of the chapters in my autobiography but runs to far too many pages.
    We lived in one of the grand old houses of the town. Talk about character and with a garden designed for something towards self-sufficiency. Did Mrs BC seek out the descendants of the pioneers or their magnificent and less magnificent homes to hear their stories? No. She headed straight to a multi-culti event where the local imam talked about the success of refugee immigration, now 10% of the population, and tasted a local delicacy, sheeps eye soup, though you didn’t see her actually eat it. The locals didn’t get a look in.
    It’s some time since I was there and I’ve oft considered making it my permanent retirement place, big house, big garden, poultry, veggies and the Katanning Club which would have rivalled the best gentlemen’ clubs in it’ day (oh, the food and wines and the ladies dressed to the nines on Friday evening) but a quick search reveals there are considerable tensions in the town (who’d have thought?)
    Their ABC. What else needs to be said?


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  68. mh says:

    Good round up of the non-black hebrews

    #DinnerGate: Trump Hounded For Having ‘Unacceptable’ Dinner With Kanye West and Nick Fuentes
    Chris Menahan
    InformationLiberation

    https://www.informationliberation.com/?id=63480



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