Open Thread – Saturday, 30 July 2022

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  1. mh says:

    Cory cracks the million

    Zelensky ‘not all he’s portrayed as’ by Western media: Bernardi

    1,004,919 views 29 Jul 2022

    Sky News Australia

    Sky News host Cory Bernardi says “everything we are told” about the Russia-Ukraine conflict should be taken “with a huge dose of salt”.

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  2. mh says:


    LONDON — The Bank of England on Thursday hiked interest rates by 50 basis points, its largest single increase since 1995, and projected the U.K.’s longest recession since the global financial crisis.

    The sixth consecutive increase takes borrowing costs to 1.75% and marks the first half-point hike since the bank was made independent from the British government in 1997.

    The Monetary Policy Committee voted by a majority of 8-1 in favor of the historic half-point rise, and cited climbing inflationary pressures in the U.K. and the rest of Europe since its previous meeting in May…

    …The bank now expects headline inflation to peak at 13.3% in October and to remain at elevated levels throughout much of 2023, before falling to its 2% target in 2025.


    Sounds like the UK won’t be redefining recession.

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  3. Steve trickler says:

    She copped a worthy beating!

    Faora-Ul vs Kal-El | Man of Steel

    X: You you you…you can not say that!
    Me: I just did. The evil bitch got of lightly*

    Do not be triggered.

    *All in good fun.

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  4. Steve trickler says:

    It is amazing that the filthy disgusting bitch, is immune from scrutiny.

    x: Who is that?

    Me: The wife of Fauci.

    Happy to see her hang.

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  5. Steve trickler says:

    Another classic.

    Can you spot Christopher Reeve?

    Man of Steel Destroying the World Engine 720p

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  6. Steve trickler says:

    People will ask, who is Fauci’s wife?

    She is a nasty evil bitch.

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  7. Steve trickler says:

    Took my neighbor to the hairdresser today. I almost broke her wrist helping her out of the car. Her kids have practically abounded her and do not give a f8ck.

    What is the backstory? I do not know yet. I’ll find out eventually. All I know is, she’s just become family.

    No escaping it.

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  8. Steve trickler says:

    The old dear next door is impossible to ignore. It takes minutes just for her to walk in the front door of her home.

    God works in mysterious ways. I’ll shall not abandon her. It is now impossible to ignore her existence.

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  9. mh says:

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney assailed ex-President Donald Trump as a “coward” and a prime threat to the United States in a new campaign ad for his daughter, Rep. Liz Cheney, days before her Republican primary election in Wyoming.

    The Cheneys lol

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  10. johanna johanna says:

    Good work in looking out for the old chook, Steve.

    Disclaimer: I am an old chook. 🙂

    Old age is not for the faint of heart, and being abandoned by your children would make it even worse.

    No need to take 100% responsibility – but maybe you could put her in touch with services that can help.

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  11. johanna johanna says:

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney assailed ex-President Donald Trump as a “coward”

    Talk about tone deaf.

    There are many criticisms launched at Trump, and some of them are true. But, “coward”? They might as well say that he is black.

    The reality is, Liz Cheney is brown bread in her electorate, which she rarely visits.

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  12. mh says:

    The Cheneys are as popular as a chokito bar in a public swimming pool.

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  13. 34 ‘covid’ deaths in Vic per the radio news just now. Remind me why we spent two years under the thumb of big government as they terrorised mums and grannies?

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  14. Arky says:

    It’s like the 1930s again.
    We have two very, very nasty expansionist regimes, China and Russia, both looking to expunge historic humiliations.
    I don’t think a few among us have wrapped their heads around exactly what is about to unfurl here.
    For sure, China is the senior partner, for sure, you can make a case that the post Soviet dismantlement of the Eastern pact was humiliating and we did little to make it palatable.
    You can make the case that we ourselves are infested with Marxist sh*ts and weak liberals keen to mask their own recent horrendous behaviour with “But Russia”. Fine, I agree with you.
    The same was true in 1937. The depression. The new dealers. The League of Nations.
    Doesn’t change the fact that we face a brutal Chinese communist threat, and their now junior Russian partner, the same as we did in Korea and Vietnam and Cuba and the Malay crisis and their little Arab mates in the six day war. Etc, etc, etc.
    Doesn’t change the fact that we have again maniacs willing to use the threat of nuclear annihilation while invading country after country after country and enslaving the populace.
    Better get off the Russian propaganda. It’s as transparent now as it was in 1950, or 1965, or 1975. They’re the same.
    Don’t be that person. Don’t be the 2022 version of Jane Fonda.
    Get on team West.
    The West is the best, always has been, always will.
    And you live there.

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  15. Arky says:

    I don’t think many people know, and why should they, the extent of Chinese infiltration of our systems and institutions.
    We, along with many other nations, have been systematically corrupted.
    I think if you could trace back some of the worst and stupidest ideas inflicted upon us, at the end of the line you would find either the CCP, or the old Soviet networks.
    They never went away.
    And they have taken a very keen interest in things that you would not expect and within in which were people never suspecting they might face such a thing, even as it occurred. Things like language teaching regional associations.

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  16. Arky says:

    This is a total war.
    Economic, social, information, technology, conventional where possible, terror, and with extensive blackmail and thuggery, all backed up with the threat of nukes.

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  17. Arky says:

    As always, we will wake up only as the crisis emerges.
    Too late for many.
    Again our elites will ask the ultimate sacrifice from us and our children, to fix problems that should never have been allowed to develop.

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  18. Old bloke says:

    Nelson_Kidd-Players says:
    August 4, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    Did that make him a ten-franc Frog?

    You can understand why he took up boxing. As a five year old arriving in a Melbourne primary school….

    “Bonjour, my name is Jean-Pierre”
    (Aussie school kid) “Jean, that’s a girl’s name”

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  19. Arky says:

    My fight is not with Pelosi or Biden or Michelle Obama or Jacinta or the strange and vicious little gender petals or the various indigenous peoples or the union or the idiots gluing themselves to the road, hysterical about a manufactured non threat as if the weather is any different than it always was. My fight is not against any of the various little morons and knaves within.
    My eyes are clear. My mind is clear. My aim is as true as it always has been through long fights on various versions of this blog. As I fought over and over again for a decade against the idea that it was no big deal to offshore our vital industries to our geopolitical enemies. As conservatives and libertarians congratulated each other for some Pyrrhic victory in some idiotic class war.
    Well done idiots, you vanquished the dreaded Falcadore, symbol of the lazy working classes.
    And yet still those libertarians are not my enemy.
    The enemy is and always will be the communist international in all it’s iterations and guises.
    The ultimate enemy of humanity, as active today as ever.

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  20. mh says:

    At the Tesla 2022 shareholders’ meeting on Thursday, investors asked CEO Elon Musk how the company plans to spend its money in coming years, and about his global economic outlook.

    Musk joked that “making macroeconomic prognostications is a recipe for disaster” but nonetheless estimated that “we are past peak inflation” and likely to see a “relatively mild recession,” lasting for about 18 months.

    The CEO based his economic analysis on the commodity prices Tesla is being asked to pay for materials and goods it needs to make electric vehicles.

    “We do get a fair bit of insight into where prices of things are going over time because when you’re making millions of cars, you have to purchase commodities many months in advance of when they’re needed,” he said.

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  21. Steve trickler says:

    johanna says:
    August 5, 2022 at 7:49 am

    No need to take 100% responsibility – but maybe you could put her in touch with services that can help.

    That has just been taking care off.👍

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  22. Steve trickler says:

    That sh*t needs to be cleaned up. Real pollution folks, not the AGW BS!


    Beau Miles:

    BAD RIVER – The Cooks River: Australia’s sickest urban river is located in the glamorous and famously pretty city of Sydney. This makes sense, given it’s also Australia’s largest, hard-surfaced, drainified, leaky-sewered, city. In my little red kayak I decided to trace all 23km of the Cooks River, inspired to do so after paddling my boyhood river over 4 days in the name of Backyard Adventuring. Finding it not only challenging, but shocking in terms of its ill health, I’ve since shifted from wanting to see the wildest and most pristine places on earth, to the most degraded and sick. This is a journey of ill-health, sadness and hope; putting a test to the local saying, ‘if you fall in, you’ll dissolve’.

    Kayaking the sickest urban river in Australia

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  23. The Sheriff says:

    Took my neighbor to the hairdresser today. I almost broke her wrist helping her out of the car. Her kids have practically abounded her and do not give a f8ck.

    What is the backstory? I do not know yet. I’ll find out eventually. All I know is, she’s just become family.

    No escaping it.

    Do you think there was a failure of parenting, or were the children corrupted by the public education system, or toxic spouses?

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  24. Steve trickler says:

    Zachary Denman:

    The social credit system was their answer to a better system. Once the economy in all countries had become bankrupt, the social credit system was the perfect way to transfer from the old monetary system to their streamlined digital system…

    Social Credit System | Dystopian Sci-Fi Short Film

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  25. Steve trickler says:

    The Sheriff says:
    August 5, 2022 at 1:54 pm

    I’ll let you know when I find out.

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  26. Arky says:

    “How did you know the vaccines wouldn’t do the job, even before they started rolling out”?
    Answer: I didn’t. But I knew how probabilities work. And I knew that in order to work the vaccines had to work out in multiple ways. They had to be effective in stopping the spread. They had to not have severe enough side effects that people wouldn’t want to take them. They had to sell or enforce the program. The. vaccines had to interact with not just one strain, but successfully with coming variants.
    Even if the probability of each of these things, plus of overcoming whatever else one couldn’t even think of, of solving whatever unanticipated problems, was high. Say, 90% likely, because their were so many hurdles, and that probabilities multiply.
    Only a small handful of these “likely” outcomes when multiplied together take you to a 50:50 proposition.
    Add in the fact that what they were attempting had never been done in history, and was rushed, it was obviously much less than 50:50.
    “But how could you be so sure even then”?
    Because on top of all that, they lied about so much right from the beginning.
    They too knew it was unlikely to work.

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  27. Steve trickler says:

    This is for newbies. A big shout out to Geoscience Australia…a bunch of useless dickwads! Much like the USGS, they only comment after events have take place.

    “We can’t know when EQ’s will take place” BS!

    Dutch forecasts; he does not predict as suggested by the.Gov bodies above….and he’s bloody good at it.

    Surprising to see him back on sussietube. You can find his stream on Twitch.

    8/04/2022 — Earthquake Update

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  28. Ragu says:

    That sh*t needs to be cleaned up. Real pollution folks, not the AGW BS!

    This forms the basis of my first rebuttal talking to carbon beleivers, lets clean up the trash and filth thats everywhere first. Reinstitute chain-gangs and make community service into scab duty.

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  29. Black Ball says:

    So apparently Eddie Betts was on the end of some racism jibe. If anyone here can spot it please point me to the jibe because it doesn’t look like racism to me:

    Betts, in the book, sheds light on the letter that led to the meeting with club bosses.

    “It (the letter) carried a picture of me high-fiving Jarryd Lyons on the training track at Adelaide Oval,” Betts wrote.

    “In big black Texta right above my head some racist had written the words ‘A.. FA….OT’.

    “I sat there speechless for a moment after I’d opened it.

    “Then I was like, ‘Yep — again. Here it is again.’”

    Needless to say, the AFL media are going apeshit. McLaughlin has apologised to Betts for something. Not sure what.

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  30. Steve trickler says:

    Hey Liam you f*ckwit, Kari Lake won. 🤣

    I am looking forward to the media whores commentary on that.

    [ Middle Finger ]

    For the record, she is drop dead good gorgeous.

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  31. Ragu says:

    Just for you steve, 30mins that will blow your mind

    Wild love – zappa

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  32. mh says:

    I am checking the Foxtel service which comes with my new rental apartment.

    I wondered if the History channel is still the Hitler channel after 10 years absence.

    Within 5 seconds I see Hitler. lol

    These days we have new would-be conquerors of the world, like Klaus Schwab

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  33. Ragu says:

    Wheres steve?

    Mind Blown Kaaahboooshhh

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  34. Shy Ted says:

    Around the various blogs there’s a lot of bleating about the Aboriginal Voice to parliament. Bit late if you ask me.
    by the time this second batch of claims had been determined, 62.1 per cent of the Australian continent would be in Aboriginal hands.

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  35. Steve trickler says:

    Ragu says:
    August 5, 2022 at 6:38 pm
    Wheres steve?

    Mind Blown Kaaahboooshhh

    Have you seen this?

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  36. mh says:

    The rubber hits the road in the UK

    Guests Warning Of The Impact Of Interest Rates Rising Causing Financial & Mental Health Crisis | GMB

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  37. Steve trickler says:


    We deserve to live in a country that’s blessed with energy resources, and cheap energy. Why can’t we give people cheap energy in this country!!’

    Senator Matt Canavan

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  38. Steve trickler says:

    This bloke needs to find out the truth about Jacinda.

    Crocodile Dundee bar scene

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  39. Ragu says:

    Yeah, saw it in a small theatre in hobart. Not bad

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  40. mh says:

    CNBC breaking

    Hiring in July was far better than expected, defying signs that the economic recovery is losing steam, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

    Nonfarm payrolls rose 528,000 for the month and the unemployment rate was 3.5%, easily topping the Dow Jones estimates of 258,000 and 3.6% respectively.

    Wage growth also surged higher, as average earning earnings jumped 0.5% for the month and 5.2% from the same time a year ago. Those numbers add fuel to an inflation picture that already has consumer prices rising at their fastest rate since the early 1980s.

    So the US Fed will keep raising rates.

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  41. Steve trickler says:

    I’ll never put up a clip from this bloke again. I love the dog but the owner just exposed himself as a f*cking idiot.

    “We all need Tesla’s right now.” WTF!


    Why is that, because of AGW? You ignorant wanker. I hope many follow and tell you to wake the f8ck up!

    Final clip from me.

    Cash 2.0 Great Dane meeting new people in Santa Monica 57

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  42. Steve trickler says:

    More fun before the 12am deadline.

    Bloodsport Frank Dux

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  43. Arky says:

    I’ll never put up a clip from this bloke again. I love the dog but the owner just exposed himself as a f*cking idiot.

    We can all be f*ing idiots from time to time Steve.
    If you stop consuming content from people who show idiocy, you won’t watch anything.
    Just enjoy it for what it is.
    Remember, 99% of Hollywood actors are either left wing idiots or moral cowards, but who wants to completely stop watching Hollywood movies?

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  44. Steve trickler says:

    Arky says:
    August 5, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    I shot my mouth of again.

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  45. Ragu says:

    I shot my mouth of again.

    Theres a lot going for Stoicism

    The dirty little secret is the local psychologist is repeating this stuff at you.

    So what are you gunna be? Looking for an excuse or ethically correct?

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