Open Thread – Saturday, 27 November 2021

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  1. Dot says:

    Now that Bird is gone, this blog might go back to its former glory.

    Arky is making that other blog insufferable. What a malignant old ……

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  2. Dot says:


    I promise, really, really promise to publish some long winded piffle about classical republicanism soon.

    Adam you have my email, pester me for it.

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  3. Steve trickler says:

    Just putting it out there.

    Parliament CANCELLED

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  4. mh says:

    ‘Parliament CANCELLED’


    The duopoly must get smashed in May 2022.

    It’s now or never. Even Elvis knows.

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  5. mh says:

    ‘LeBron James has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus and ‘entered COVID safety protocols’, meaning he’ll miss Tuesday’s LA Lakers game.’

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  6. mh says:

    Bret Weinstein

    No Exceptions: A Story of Medical Tyranny in Australia

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  7. Steve trickler says:

    Sleep well, everyone.

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  8. mh says:

    A connection? lol

    Coroner investigating whether Dunedin man’s death connected to vaccine days earlier

    1 Dec, 2021 11:00 AM

    The death of a Dunedin man is being investigated by health officials and the coroner to ascertain whether it could be connected to the Covid vaccine he received 12 days earlier.

    Rory James Nairn, 26, died on November 17 at the home he shared with his fiancee Ashleigh Wilson.

    His death has been referred to the coroner and the exact cause is yet to be determined.

    Nairn received his first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine on November 5…

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  9. mh says:

    Greg Reese

    Fauci’s Dead Babies and Mass Graves From the Past

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  10. Ragu says:

    Good morning, Cats!

    Thanks for the links and comments, I really appreciate them. Hope you are all well.

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  11. mh says:

    ‘Victoria’s daily coronavirus numbers are in.

    The state has recorded 1419 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 deaths. Today’s tally is up on yesterday’s 1179 cases.’


    ‘Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is due to speak to the media shortly.

    It comes as his government’s new pandemic laws are expected to pass the upper house later today.’

    Good luck, Victorians!

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  12. Barking Toad says:

    For anyone interested in accurate Naval history there is an excellent piece by Topender at Quadrant Online concerning the sinking of HMAS Armidale in 1942.

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  13. mh says:

    From Link above, Bret Weinstein raises the issue of the holocaust

    From this point:

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  14. mh says:

    Here is an interview with the fiancé of Rory James Nairn (above)

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  15. cohenite says:

    Outstanding R rated Lame Pics from Mark A:

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  16. mh says:

    Interesting speaker

    Paul Kingsnorth: why I changed sides in the vaccine wars
    Dec 1, 2021

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  17. Steve trickler says:

    Malcolm Roberts via GTV:

    Scott Morrison the SMIRKING TYRANT


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  18. Shy Ted says:

    Good to see the Greeks showing how it needs to be done. These chaps too.

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  19. Shy Ted says:

    Allow me to introduce you to my Feral MP.
    No need to watch, just read the tweet. Liberal. FMD.

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  20. Shy Ted says:

    American lady 1.
    Just go to 1.55 and watch for 15 seconds or so.
    American lady 2.
    It’s a fake but it’s funny.

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  21. mh says:

    Shy Ted’s link

    “To fully reap the benefits of the smart toilet, users must make their peace with a camera that scans their anus,” Stanford’s press release says.

    No red flags there.

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  22. cohenite says:

    Allow me to introduce you to my Feral MP.
    No need to watch, just read the tweet. Liberal. FMD.

    At least she was in the right place. Wasn’t she?

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  23. mh says:

    Daily Mail now covering the Pfizer death of Rory Nairn:

    Sporty plumber, 26, DIES 12 days after getting the Pfizer Covid vaccine – as authorities probe if his tragic death was related to the jab


    In Australia I doubt this would even get reported to authorities to investigate.

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  24. mh says:

    ScumMo grow a pair and end this shit


    Not going to happen as ScuMo has zero leadership traits.

    He is totally unworthy to be Prime Minister.

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  25. Black Ball Black Ball says:

    Not going to happen as ScuMo has zero leadership traits.

    He is totally unworthy to be Prime Minister.

    Well no, that is indeed correct. If this bloke is PM, says much about the quality of politicians in this stupid country.

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  26. mh says:

    18 months ago I would have thought ScuMo would be the first PM since Howard to win back to back elections.

    Now I’d give him no chance. He has shown nothing as Prime Minister, letting Premiers and even Chief Ministers crap all over him.

    Who’s going to vote for that?

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  27. Steve trickler says:

    John Stossel:

    I’ve reported that Facebook censored me. Now I’ve learned that Facebook also censors respected science writers John Tierney, Michael Shellenberger and Bjorn Lomborg.


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  28. Steve trickler says:

    Tony Heller:

    Joe Biden promises to take us back to the safe climate he thinks he remembers from his childhood.

    Restoring The Safe Climate Of 250 Years Ago

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  29. Steve trickler says:


    Why should a firefighter with more than 30 years of experience be taken out of action just as the threat of summer bushfires looms once again? For your health and safety, of course!

    Veteran firefighter BANNED from saving lives

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  30. Steve trickler says:

    Cool! This is more in depth.

    I’ll say it again, the gangsters wife is one cool chick.

    Lithuania’s BIGGEST Gangster’s HOME. 🇱🇹

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  31. mh says:

    ‘ It is with profound sadness that I must inform the family of Spectator Australia writers, readers and fans of the tragic death of our Flat White editor Christian Kerr. Christian passed away peacefully in his sleep. Our thoughts and prayers go to his beloved family and many friends. His was a major creative talent and he will be sorely missed. Flat White remains one of his many great media achievements, having stewarded it since its inception in June 2016 and grown it into the powerful voice in Australian political, media and cultural circles that it is today.

    Rowan Dean’


    He was 56.
    Is this one of those cases where an Australian male just dies in their sleep, and you cannot mention the Vax?

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  32. candy says:

    The Rachelle Miller / Tudge story is odd.
    Given it was about 4 years ago and they both look now about 45, what is the point of all this.
    Both going on middle age, probably both spouses with children. Consensual affair, no-one made her drink and have sex with him and carry on with that for a year or so.

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  33. Black Ball Black Ball says:

    Lol. Flicked over to Dredd, and the description says “a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality altering drug, SLO-MO.”
    Sounds about right

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  34. cohenite says:

    The Rachelle Miller / Tudge story is odd.
    Given it was about 4 years ago and they both look now about 45, what is the point of all this.
    Both going on middle age, probably both spouses with children. Consensual affair, no-one made her drink and have sex with him and carry on with that for a year or so.

    It’s about politics and the fact the LNP are jellybacks. I’m surprised Tudge could even fuck her. He must have rented a set of balls and a dick.

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  35. Steve trickler says:

    Kurt Caz:

    After my interesting haircut, I headed deep into Saddar market in the centre of Karachi.
    This is where I transformed into a real Pakistani gentleman.

    Foreigner in Pakistans Biggest Market! 🇵🇰

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  36. Steve trickler says:

    Yeah nah. Polly has been way ahead of Sherri. You can add Max Egan to the equation.

    Tucker Carlson: What Really Happened in Wuhan (EXCLUSIVE)

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  37. mh says:

    The new improved pandemic bill that has just passed.

    And remember both ScumMo and Awful Albo are silent:

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  38. mh says:


    ‘The man who spearheaded the United States’ Magnitsky Act has told Australia it now needs to sanction the Russians behind the murder of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky and Chinese officials involved in human rights abuses in Xinjiang after adopting a historic new sanctions regime.’

    Australian politicians and diplomats would be a laughing stock on the world stage right now pretending they have some moral high ground.

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  39. Steve trickler says:

    You should be at the stage in thinking about how much politics in this country is dictated from overseas.

    Soros and Klaus!


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  40. mh says:

    “Died suddenly”, but don’t mention the Vax:

    Tributes flow after Scotland rugby international Siobhan Cattigan dies suddenly aged 26

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  41. mh says:

    Watford Football Club
    The players have returned to the field in preparation of play resuming.

    Our thoughts are with the fan – who had a cardiac arrest but has now been stabilised – and all those affected.

    Thank you to the medical staff, players and fans for their quick response. 💛

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  42. mh says:

    When breaking your silence after 16 months, Australians turn to the Cossack:

    ‘Arrested pregnant woman Zoe Buhler finally speaks out!’

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  43. mh says:

    Time to chill

    Comptons Most Wanted – Hood Took Me Under (Remix)

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  44. mh says:

    Our Pauline

    ‘Australians Silenced As Senate Kills Inquiry Into Ending Jab Mandates’

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  45. mh says:

    ‘Man dies 50km from new home after 14 weeks stranded over border

    An elderly man stuck at a caravan park in NSW for more than three months waiting for the Queensland border to re-open has died, just 50km from where he was hoping to make a new home.’

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  46. mh says:

    Lebensunwertes has returned to Deutschland.

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  47. mh says:

    Time to revisit the highlights and lowlights of 2021

    Stephen Colbert

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  48. Top Ender says:

    Air raid on Broome – a small film piece by the BBC

    An unusual military history item – the first, and very deadly, air raid on Broome WA in 1942. This is the second biggest air raid in terms of fatalities on Australia, yet little known.

    (I first researched the raid for Zero Hour in Broome, written with Peter Ingman, and published by Avonmore Books in 2012.)

    Just released by the BBC:

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  49. mh says:

    Courier Paywall

    ‘With two weeks to go until the vaccine mandate takes effect across Queensland, a Queensland school reportedly lost almost all of its teachers one week before the school year ended.’

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  50. egg_ says:

    ScumMo grow a pair and end this shit

    Are ScumMao’s b@lls a pair of nano-wrigglers?

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  51. Shy Ted says:

    I also watched this shocker all the way through.
    It just encapsulates what uni is. Big prize if you can spot the normal person.
    Pauline toon.
    I hope they are using party funds and not taxpayers $$ to produce these.

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  52. Ha! Is Mark A trying to get us bogged down in a Ginger-versus-Mary-Ann debate?

    (One vote for Mary-Ann…)

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  53. FlyingPigs FlyingPigs says:

    @Top Ender

    I have lost track and if you can give a summary of the current state of play with AUKUS I will much appreciate.

    PS That Broome raid was quite shocking.

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  54. cohenite says:

    I don’t usually link to Zeducation but this is a very funny episode; 18 minutes:

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  55. mh says:

    Fully vaxxed and loving it:

    The former premier of South Australia has revealed he is so sick after contracting coronavirus that he “can’t talk”.
    Jay Weatherill caught the virus after attending the 40-year reunion of Henley High School at Theatre Bugs in Adelaide on November 27.

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  56. Old bloke says:

    Don’t expect negative reporting about Michael Gunner on the ABC in Darwin, his wife is the head of the ABC up there, and his brother in law is his media advisor.

    400 NT public servants lose their jobs over mandated jab.

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  57. Steve trickler says:

    Del Bigtree:

    Omicron Takes Center Stage; Latest Science Sheds New Light on Myocarditis Concerns; Doctor’s Fight Exposes Oregon Medical Board Mafia; Del’s ‘Football Analogy’ Revisited.

    Guests: Dr. Peter McCullough, Dr. Paul Thomas



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  58. kaysee kaysee says:

    Works fine on my system.

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  59. kaysee kaysee says:

    NCBI Study

    Quantitative proteomics reveals a broad‐spectrum antiviral property of ivermectin, benefiting for COVID‐19 treatment

    1. This study sought to identify ivermectin‐related virus infection pathway alterations in human cells.

    2. Quantitative proteomics revealed that ivermectin‐related proteins are involved in four statistically significant antiviral pathways, including human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), human papillomavirus (HPV), Epstein–Barr virus (EBV), human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV1), and COVID‐19 infection pathways.

    3.We identified 52 severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‐CoV‐2)/COVID‐19‐related protein alterations when treated with and without ivermectin, and these proteins were involved in cytokines and growth factor family, MAP kinase and G‐protein family, and HLA class proteins.

    4.These findings demonstrate the broad‐spectrum antiviral property of ivermectin benefiting for COVID‐19 treatment in the context of predictive, preventive, and personalized medicine in virus‐related diseases.

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  60. FlyingPigs FlyingPigs says:

    kaysee says:
    December 3, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    Works fine on my system.

    I’m out of Australia and I have no doubt it works good for you but other countries do ‘jiggery’ type stuff to internet connections… to protect us.

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  61. kaysee kaysee says:

    Delta A says:
    December 1, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    To all those born this month

    Yay! That’s me.

    Delta, I know there are a few Cat birthdays in December and you are one of them. But I had decided to keep those wishes, each month, as a general one so I didn’t include your name 🙂.

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  62. mh says:

    Can Jack the Insider give us the inside story on fully vaxxed former SA Premier Jay Weatherill who is battling Covid.

    Apparently Jay’s condition is not so good.

    And while you’re at it Jack, please explain why the vaccines are rubbish.

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  63. kaysee kaysee says:

    mh says:
    December 2, 2021 at 10:23 am (Edit)

    Here is an interview with the fiancé of Rory James Nairn (above)

    Ashleigh, the fiancée of Rory:

    I was struggling with a lot of guilt in those first days because I was one of the ones who had convinced him to take the vaccine and I didn’t want it to be the vaccine.

    So what about the politicians, health officials, doctors, employers, family and others who have pressured someone to take the injection and the person has suffered severe health reactions or death?

    Any guilt?

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  64. kaysee kaysee says:

    There are a few of you who are in here, every day, and keep the Open Thread and Blog ticking along with comments, info, news, funnies and clips.

    Especially, mh. Also, Steve. And others.


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  65. kaysee kaysee says:

    Did a collision of COVID-19 and HIV forge the Omicron variant?

    The Omicron variant, now present in at least 23 countries around the world, was probably incubated in the body of a person with an immune system battered by HIV or another immune-compromising condition that can cause a prolonged coronavirus infection, according to the South African scientist who detected the fast-spreading genetic mutant.

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  66. Delta A says:

    Thanks, kaysee.
    You’re very thoughtful.

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  67. Shy Ted says:

    Jay Weatherill so sick he’s not in hospital nor having any treatment. I thought he’d gone to live in WA. He broke his leg over there. If he has and he’s back in SA there’s a good story there for an investigative journo. Waiting, waiting.

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  68. Shy Ted says:

    So, in their desperation, AHPRA (health regulators) decided I wanted to go back to work and gave me and thousands of others free registration. Seems it’s not going so well. They wrote to me again –

    Thank you for being on the 2021 Pandemic Response Sub-register (the Sub-register).
    You are one of about 25,600 registered health practitioners who are on the 2021 Sub-register as part of a critical surge health workforce to help with Australia’s COVID-19 response.
    Ahpra and the National boards are requesting feedback on your experience of being on the Sub-register and information about your future registration plans so we can:
    • learn whether you returned to practice through being on the Sub-register
    • find out about your willingness to work
    • understand your plans about any future registration
    • confirm your contact details, and
    • understand how the Sub-register could be improved in the future.
    Collecting this information will help us work with state and territory health authorities who are planning their ongoing workforce response to COVID-19 as domestic and international borders start to reopen.
    Please help us by completing a short 10 minute survey.
    Before you proceed, please read the following information:
    • this survey is voluntary, there is no requirement from Ahpra or the National boards for you to complete this survey
    • all information collected will be treated confidentially, and
    • data collected will only be used for the purposes described above.
    Please click on the button below to access the survey which closes on Friday 17 December 2021.
    Thank you for participating in this survey

    So I wrote back. “Not until the entire board has been prosecuted and imprisoned for the many laws you have broken, not to mention the breaches of ethics and conduct and the many deaths and injuries you have caused from your support of mandatory Covid vaccinations and the loss of so many skilled professionals from the profession”.
    With a few links to justify.
    Such as
    And that was 2018.
    PS Gold Coast Covid ward empty for months

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  69. Delta A says:

    “Especially, mh. Also, Steve.”

    Yes, my thanks to these Cats, too. They post many interesting articles and rollicking vids.
    Much appreciated.

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  70. kaysee kaysee says:

    Shy Ted, did you get a letter from AHPRA, earlier this year, that told health care professionals what they can and can’t say to patients (nothing negative) regarding the vaccines?

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  71. mh says:

    To the commentators above, I’m only posting my usual stuff.
    It’s just that my posts are noticed more now as there are less of us here.
    I expect on the old busier Cat most of the links and stories posted by everyone were missed by readers anyway as there was too much to get through.
    I’m quite happy with Adam’s Cat how it is now, but I expect the traffic here is quite low.

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  72. Delta A says:

    mh, do you ever sleep?

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  73. mh says:

    Sleep is an issue that I am trying to resolve.

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  74. cohenite says:

    Pauline’s latest cartoon. These are rather good:

    Sorry if it’s been put up already.

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  75. mh says:

    ‘So what about the politicians, health officials, doctors, employers, family and others who have pressured someone to take the injection and the person has suffered severe health reactions or death?

    Any guilt?’


    Doesn’t appear so with politicians, doctors and health officials.

    It’s as if they are lizards.

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