Open Thread – Saturday, 27 August 2022

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  1. Steve trickler says:

    A bloke walking his dog.


    woof bark growl:

    Cash 2.0 Great Dane meeting new people in Redondo Beach 8

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  2. Steve trickler says:


    On one September night in 1944, two Canadian soldiers named Louis and Sylvain are patrolling the shore of a Dutch beach. But their patrol is interrupted when they discover a young boy washed up on the beach. He doesn’t speak their language, and they have no idea where he is from or if he can be trusted during such perilous times.

    As they draw their weapons, they debate over the boy’s fate. Is he a spy that needs to be dealt with? Or is he just an innocent person caught up in the cross-hairs of geopolitical conflict? Their questions about the boy’s fundamental innocence aren’t just rhetorical: they hold the life and fate of the boy — and maybe even the war itself — in the balance.

    Written and directed by Niels Bourgonje, this short historical drama is awash in darkness, from the murky night of the historical setting to the moral dilemma that the two soldiers experience as they try to figure out what to do with the boy that has washed up on the shore.

    Shot in a weighty, heavy black-and-white, the look and feel immediately create an atmosphere of ominous mystery that would easily set up a stylized horror film. But the unknown isn’t a monster, but a boy whose arrival comes out of nowhere, interrupting the routine patrol of two battle-weary soldiers. And though he is a human being and a young teen, he elicits the fear and anxiety of the unknown.

    The film is essentially a scene of decision-making, a question over what to do with the boy. But the sparse yet evocative dialogue also reveals the attitudes and personalities of the two soldiers. Sylvain is edgy, cynical and anxious; Louis is more relaxed. When the boy washes up with a mysterious canister at his side, he is worn and scared after his ordeal.

    Louis — played by actor Craig Stott with an appealing openness — gives the boy the benefit of a doubt. But the tension of the situation and its unknown variables pushed Sylvain to the edge. Actor Bill Barberis, aided by effective sound design, ably portrays the disassociation of a soldier whose psyche has been ravaged by too much war, and that toll causes him to respond with paranoia to the unknown. The masterful visuals that frame the action through the opening of a trigger remind us that such fear has a cost — of human life, and maybe other unseen consequences.

    Artful, tense and beautifully crafted, “Barrier” is based on a true story from 1944. And though it’s a historical drama, as relayed through costumes and writing, its finely wrought, thoughtful visuals render the story in stylized black-and-white cinematography that is almost abstract. As a result, Sylvain’s combination of fear, trauma and paranoia has strangely modern resonance, as an example of how we greet the unexpected and unknown on our shores. Whether the unknown is a boy washing ashore — or more modern antecedent of refugees cast upon the beaches of Greece and Italy, or even a mysterious virus penetrating the most homespun corners of our life — we have a range of responses to facing a possible threat. By situating this particular story in the past, though, we can understand the consequences of a response — and imagine an alternate fate if Sylvain had given into his darker impulses. The inner conflict is perhaps part of the modern condition: a constant toggling between our recognition of mutual humanity and an urge to strike out at the unknown.

    2 Canadian soldiers find a boy washed up on the Dutch beach. Then they draw their weapons. | Barrier

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  3. Steve trickler says:

    The history of humanity is wank!

    We’ve been around for a very very long time.

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  4. mh says:

    Dustin Martin filmed groping topless woman’s breast

    Shock video, leaked on the eve of the AFL finals, shows Richmond star Dustin Martin groping a topless woman’s breast from behind.


    I bet he feels a right tit.

    Then a left tit.

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  5. mh says:

    KPMG executive on assault charge
    A senior KPMG staffer has faced court in Sydney after he was charged with headbutting a builder renovating his home and threatening to ‘ruin’ the man.


    As a strategic partner of the World Economic Forum (WEF), KPMG provides essential leadership to support the Forum’s mission to improve the state of the world.

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  6. mh says:

    More KPMG/WEF from 2019

    A former KPMG partner admits he used a corkscrew to assault a Liberal volunteer, called him “a paedophile supporter” and tore down election posters in Tony Abbott’s former electorate.

    Steven Economides on Thursday pleaded guilty to two counts of common assault after his attempt to have the matter dismissed on mental health grounds was rejected in Manly Local Court.

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  7. mh says:

    Entertaining exchange

    New York City employers are ready for the post-pandemic phase, says Kathryn Wylde

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  8. Steve trickler says:

    Stew Peters Show:

    Pfizer Whistleblower stuck in CRAZY lawsuit with Pfizer. Brook Jackson SPEAKS OUT about how Pfizer intentionally manipulated data and committed other acts of fraud during the development of the clot shot!

    SHOCKING Discovery in Lawsuit: U.S. Gov KNEW Shots were Deadly; FDA Colluded with Pfizer

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  9. mh says:

    mh says:
    September 1, 2022 at 11:56 am
    Entertaining exchange

    I watched that on tv last night and there was a lot more funny stuff after that which they have cut off unfortunately.

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  10. Steve trickler says:

    The history of the planet being taught today is absolute sh*t, IMO.

    Biblical Tree Remains, Mountain Lion watching me and my dogs

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  11. Steve trickler says:

    “No on was harmed” in these clips….pigs arse!

    Russians Being Idiots: Fails Around The World

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  12. Steve trickler says:

    Mark Steyn:

    Mark Steyn reacts to new sanctions on Russia and their potential impact on energy prices.

    Mark Steyn on energy prices: ‘The whole continent will be sharing one megawatt hour between them’

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  13. mh says:

    Zero Hedge

    Just Days After Phasing Out New Gas Cars, California Says “Avoid Charging EVs” Amid Grid Emergency

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  14. Steve trickler says:

    This bloke needs to visit Big Pharma board meetings.


    Thomas Bergersen – Cry

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  15. mh says:

    Good episode from the Schiffmeister

    #inflation #jobs #biden
    🔴 Fed Can’t Solve an Inflation Problem It Doesn’t Understand – Ep 837

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  16. mh says:

    First time I’ve heard this

    George Galloway

    In response to an alleged chemical attack #Ukraine claimed it was due to a bad curry

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  17. Steve trickler says:

    Terry Miles:

    Terry Miles, Ben Toury, Dr K and Acoustic Milestone perform the deadliest Boogie Woogie Piano ever at the public piano at St Pancras in London one innocent Thursday afternoon. Passers by are even prepared to miss their trains as they look on astonishingly. Thank you for watching my video here on my YouTube Channel.


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  18. mh says:

    Jon Voight: “My fellow Americans…The swamp are all liars”

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  19. Steve trickler says:

    Johnny Cash live in San Quentin prison 1969 full video.

    Johnny Cash at San Quentin 1969 (full video)

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  20. Steve trickler says:


    I’d like to see this bloke in Arnhem Land. 👌

    The Journey Is Over

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  21. JohnJJJ says:

    Diversity and inclusion are an essential part of our society and key to the success of any organization,” Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall and other top leaders said last month in an internal memo. “As such, it is imperative that the composition of our military services better reflect our nation’s highly talented, diverse and eligible population.”
    ..Furthermore, the air forces aim for 36% of their officer candidates to be female..

    Why not 41.135% or 50%? definitely the best circus in town

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  22. johanna johanna says:

    “Diversity and inclusion are an essential part of our society and key to the success of any organization,” Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall and other top leaders said last month in an internal memo.

    Sez who? They just mouth these fashionable phrases without a skerrick of evidence to support them, and get away with it.

    Neither the stenographers nor any important public institution or figure will query these claims.

    Except Trump.

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  23. Old bloke says:

    Steve trickler says:
    September 1, 2022 at 11:34 pm


    I’d like to see this bloke in Arnhem Land. 👌

    The Journey Is Over

    Poor old Baldy, he was previously banned from visiting Ukraine and now he’s banned from Russia. I don’t know who he upset, he was completely apolitical and showed both countries in the best light.

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  24. Black Ball says:

    Just came back from a Father’s Day celebration at the kids school. Was good, bacon and eggs breakky and doing some decorations on cups and things for the kitchen. And no welcome to country.

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  25. Steve trickler says:

    Old bloke says:
    September 2, 2022 at 11:37 am

    He’s good in Russia, just moving on.

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  26. Steve trickler says:

    The Egyptian pyramids were largely built with concrete.

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  27. Steve trickler says:

    And they used Ribar.

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  28. Steve trickler says:


    Activists one again messed with Texas and brought one of their “child-friendly” drag show to a local restaurant. The LWC crew was on hand to expose the degeneracy and was met with armed Antifa security. Things went downhill from there. #DragQueen #LGBTQ #Antifa

    We Took On ARMED ANTIFA at a ‘KID-FRIENDLY’ Drag Show | CROWDER UNDERCOVER | Louder with Crowder

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  29. Arky says:

    FIRMS. Fire map.
    Can zoom in on Ukraine and see fire activity.;d:2022-08-26..2022-09-01,2022-08-26;l:noaa20-viirs,viirs,modis_a,modis_t;@33.9,46.7,8z

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  30. Delta A says:

    Steve trickler says:
    September 2, 2022 at 3:09 pm

    Thanks for posting this, Steve.

    How can anyone defend this blatant grooming of children? How can parents expose their little kids to this depravity?

    Transvestite ‘entertainment’, as with strip joints and other erotica, should be limited to those adults who find it amusing/empowering/gratifying. It is not appropriate for children!

    How many of those kids were there because their ‘enlightened’ parents dragged them along to inflate Mum and Dad’s social cred? The image of that poor little girl resisting sort of answers that question. It should be played on rotation outside every perverted event.

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  31. Steve trickler says:

    Delta A says:
    September 2, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    Hello. I hope all is well.😘

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  32. Old bloke says:

    Hey, Steve Trickler, I’ve got a job for you. Grab your spotlight and head out to Roleystone and catch one of these Yowies.

    I don’t know what you’d do with it if you caught one, train it to mow the lawn perhaps?


    For the non-Perthians, Roleystone is a heavily for forested area to the south-east and on the fringes of metro Perth which is very hilly and heavily timbered.

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  33. Steve trickler says:

    Old bloke says:
    September 2, 2022 at 8:50 pm


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  34. Delta A says:

    Hi, Steve.

    All good here. 🙂 Hope everything is well with you and yours.

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  35. mh says:

    Ben Shapiro
    That was the most demagogic, outrageous, and divisive speech I have ever seen from an American president. Joe Biden essentially declared all those who oppose him and his agenda enemies of the republic. Truly shameful.

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  36. Steve trickler says:

    A kiss on the forehead Delta.😘

    All the best. Hand shake to hubby.

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  37. Delta A says:

    Thanks, Steve.

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  38. Steve trickler says:

    GTV last Stand:



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  39. Steve trickler says:

    Kari Lake is drop dead gorgeous.

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  40. mh says:

    Look how the globalist scum portray their installed puppet Joe Biden

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  41. Steve trickler says:


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  42. mh says:


    Turnbull son Alex lied to us, says judge
    Alex Turnbull’s legal action against fund manager Russel Pillemer has been thrown out of a NSW court, with a judge making damaging findings against the former PM’s son.

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  43. Steve trickler says:

    Sleep well, folks.

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