Open Thread – Saturday, 30 October 2021

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  1. kaysee kaysee says:

    Let’s play the Word Replacement Game.

    But if Muddy looks at kaysee’s other headline at 3:03 pm:

    Prince William, Kate caught taking holiday amid climate change campaign

    We can also play the choose one/all of the following game:

    1/ Do as I say, not as I do.

    2/ Rules for thee, but not for me.

    3/ Announce goals and targets. By the time the specified year rolls around, there will be some other goal to distract us all.

    4/ By 2030, the nice net-zero promising pollies will be in a top level UN job.

    5/ (Other points: Add to the list)

    6/

    7/


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  2. cohenite says:

    These mentally unstable people are teaching your kids

    I’m coming around to the pov that teachers are scum.

    If you survive the first video, you can scroll down for another.

    One was enough. This person should not be watering plants let alone teaching kids.


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  3. Cold-Hands Cold-Hands says:

    Thanks for the link to the Week in Pictures, Cold-Hands. There are some crackers in there. Welcome back, too.

    Thanks, Muddy. I’ve been lurking the whole time, just haven’t posted for a while.


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  4. egg_ says:

    the actual awards themselves were made out of recycled sludge

    Full of heavy metals?

    The Heavy Metal Awards?

    Was Ozzy Osbourne present?


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  5. egg_ says:

    New Zealand aims to tackle climate change by halving its net greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

    In other News – tick aims to offset elephants’ gas emissions.


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  6. kaysee kaysee says:

    Defending and Respecting the Pursuit of Truth

    Science and storytelling are the foundations of civilization. We investigate the world around us and we tell stories about that world and ourselves in it.

    We seek the truth in both.

    Both our science and our stories are at risk today.



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  7. mh says:

    Jake Kazarek: 28-Year-Old Body Builder Dies 4 Days After Receiving The Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

    Here is his Facebook post after he got his 2nd shot.

    His post shows he has given in to coercion, then tells others to get the shot.


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  8. kaysee kaysee says:

    O ye Cat3 blog travellers,

    Assignment for the week:
    If you come across any suitable media items during the week that would qualify, make a note of them and share them on the next edition of TWTW.

    The thread is meant to help wind down from the past week (Saturday – Friday) so we can retain our sanity. Friday drinks at the Cat3 pub.

    You are all invited.


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  9. Steve trickler says:

    I’ll put this up again for those yet to know about it…finally watched it to completion last night. Almost one hour and fifteen minutes.

    Harald, is being honest. Any tourist that starts filming in that place without the locals giving the go ahead, will lead to a spot of bother.

    Raw and fascinating.

    Harald Baldr:

    BRAZIL, RIO DE JANEIRO: Most residents who live in one of Brazil’s many favelas are just ordinary people who happen to find themselves in an incredibly unorthodox living situation. Over a period of a couple of days, Henry and I trawled the dark cramped alleys of the Rocinha and Vidigal favelas, letting some of the awesome people who live there give us a glimpse of their unique way of life.


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  10. mh says:

    Good piece in the Paywallian on Leunig that I have just read.

    ‘Leunig is far more awake than the woke, thankfully’

    — Angela Shanahan.


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  11. Muddy says:

    Black Ball.

    I’ve sent you an email via Adam. Hopefully you can make sense of it.


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  12. kaysee kaysee says:

    Donald Trump Jr

    This is the greatest correction in the history of journalism!

    Thanks @washingtonpost



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  13. Shane says:

    I like the beat

    it definitely wont be on youtube for long

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXm0fkDituE


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  14. Muddy says:

    Steve trickler.

    I watched part of that – the barber bit – when you last posted the link. What is interesting is the scale of the favelas and that they are almost completely beyond the state’s interest.


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  15. cohenite says:

    Latest from the wacky world of islam:

    Palestinian’ Jihad Terrorists Make More Than Doctors or Teachers

    Spain: Muslim migrant rapes 15-year-old girl, authorities dismiss such cases by saying ‘It’s their custom’

    Kansas City: Student denounces teacher for criticizing Islam, teacher is placed on leave

    Father of Samel Paty’s Killer Praises His Son, Says with the Beheading, ‘The Debt of All Muslims Will be Settled’


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  16. Black Ball Black Ball says:

    Just looked through my account Muddy. Alas, there is nothing there from your good self. Try again?


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  17. kaysee kaysee says:

    Black Ball says:
    October 30, 2021 at 4:48 pm (Edit)

    Kaysee no. If you have some advice on how to proceed by all means contact me.

    BB,

    When you posted your original comment earlier this year about contacting various channels, I understood your idea. I think it is a good one. I have a few suggestions but I do not know if they will provide any success with the TV stations.

    If you can let me know (via an email to Adam) more about who you have contacted so far and how you have done that, I can then respond with what I think may help.


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  18. Muddy says:

    Black Ball.

    I sent the email to Adam, so it will depend on how busy he is with life’s distractions. It may take a few days.


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  19. kaysee kaysee says:

    CESARIA EVORA Sodade

    Sodade= It describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves.



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  20. mh says:

    Death of vaccinated man raises concerns for West Tennessee family
    October 26, 2021

    MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. — A local family is speaking out about what they claim happened to their son after he received a second dose of a COVID vaccine.

    “Just a family man, good-hearted family man. He just took care of his family and loved everybody,” said Rockie Hornsby, father of Timothy Hornsby.

    His family says 36-year-old Timothy Hornsby took his second dose of the Pfizer COVID vaccine last month and the next morning, they say he started felling ill.

    “He said he felt bad, he had chills, aches, pain, headaches, legs hurting. He was healthy, he had no known problems,” said Hornsby.

    Two days later his father says his son’s health took an unexpected turn.

    “My wife got up and noticed it was getting late in the morning and then she went in his bed room, opened the curtains and was talking to him. He didn’t respond so she pulled the covers out and found that he had passed,” said Hornsby…

    https://www.wbbjtv.com/2021/10/26/death-of-vaccinated-man-raises-concerns-for-west-tennessee-family/


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  21. Muddy says:

    If you haven’t already, consider visiting DoverCat & reading my Kokoda post of yesterday.

    (I’m typing this on my phone, so cannot link, sorry).


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  22. egg_ says:

    Woke net zero targets will weaken us

    China now has space nukes but they can’t match us on plans to reach net zero

    Matt Canavan
    moderated

  23. egg_ says:

    “…At the last election, Angus Taylor, Josh Frydenberg, Scott Morrison, me and many others warned that Labor’s proposed 45 per cent reduction in carbon emissions would wreck the Australian economy. Two years later we are set to turn around and say, actually, it will all be fine. And, in fact we got it so wrong, that we will make lots of money from a 100 per cent cut in emissions! Sorry about that Bill Shorten.

    Kevin Rudd lost his Prime Ministership the day he dropped his carbon tax scheme. He did so because the polling told him it had become unpopular. The problem was a year before he had said that “climate change was the greatest moral challenge of our time”. Rudd never regained the trust of the Australian people.

    The LNP is looking over this “Rudd precipice”. Will we stand by our principles and the people that gave up their free time and money to support us? Or will we become the conservative version of Kevin Rudd, an empty, poll driven kite, that blows with the wind rather than stands against it when it is right to do so?

    The most pathetic example of the west’s decline this week was the House of Windsor’s cringe-worthy diatribes against world leaders. Some leaders have the gall to prioritise the development of their poor countries (that the UK once ruled and left poor), instead of returning to the mother country to kiss the ring at Glasgow. The only reason the small British isles off the coast of Europe ended up ruling the world was because they were the first to harness the energy of coal through the Industrial Revolution. The Poms now lecture others that are using that same coal to bring their people out of poverty.

    If only we could harness such hypocrisy and turn it into electricity, climate change would be solved. Thanks to climate change activists there is an endless supply of it.

    The monarchy has gone woke just like every other corporation. These people agree with Kevin Rudd and view climate change as a “moral” challenge. For the secular west it has replaced religion. In this way, climate change activism has become the new “white man’s burden”. As the enlightened people of the world, it has fallen on the rich, white nations of the world to correct the sins of their former colonies.

    This is how wokeism is far from harmless. Lots of woke obsessions are complete BS, but their advocates have a puritan streak which makes woke policies, that on first blush appear to be just a joke, a punishing reality. That is why, as someone else pointed out recently, everything woke turns to …

    The net zero emissions BS will turn out no different.”


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  24. cohenite says:

    egg_ says:
    October 31, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    Who said that?


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  25. egg_ says:

    Matt Canavan

    Woke net zero targets will weaken us

    China now has space nukes but they can’t match us on plans to reach net zero
    moderated

  26. egg_ says:

    Matt Canavan

    Fron a link in the recent George Christensen email.

    Post didn’t come up.


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  27. candy says:

    Tricks Advertisers Use To Make Food Look Delicious
    ***

    That was fascinating to watch, kaysee. I don’t know whether to be really impressed by the technical aspects of the food advertising business in making their product look so great, or a bit nauseated by it.


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  28. candy says:

    Death of vaccinated man raises concerns for West Tennessee family
    October 26, 2021
    ***
    Pfizer seems to have the worst reaction, even death, in youngish healthy fit males around 20 to 40.


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  29. Black Ball says:

    Good stuff Muddy. Kaysee, yes get my details from Adam. Your input would be most appreciated


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  30. Black Ball says:

    What an utter fuckwit
    At a time when the Opposition in this state needs everyone on board to defeat Andrews, he does this.


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  31. Muddy says:

    Back on the desktop.

    My Kokoda post of yesterday on DoverCat.


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  32. Muddy says:

    Enjoy a safe and relaxing night everybody. I hope you’re all managing to keep your chin above the waterline in this choppy swell.

    We need you. ALL of you. Stick around.


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  33. Steve trickler says:

    The series continues. 21:52

    Indigo Traveller:

    Another amazing day in the beautiful Yemen, this country is breathtaking. I just posted a photo of the area with the football fields next to Yemen’s Manhattan with the skyscrapers made of mud.

    24 Hours as a Tourist in Yemen (unreal) – Oct 31, 2021


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  34. Muddy says:

    I cannot go to bed without posting the following, which I have just added to the comments in my Kokoda post on DoverCat. This bloke crawled for three weeks on his hands and knees through the jungle, because he did not want to be a burden to others.

    Are we worthy enough to be descended from men like this anymore?

    Citation for the award of the British Empire Medal to VX15796 Cpl. John Arthur Metson, 2/14th Aust Inf. Bn.

    On the 30 August 1942, C Coy of 2/14 Aust. Inf. Bn had been heavily and fiercely attacked by the enemy. A withdrawal was ordered but the order could not be communicated to ever one. VX15796 Cpl. John Arthur Metson remained in the FLDs [sic; thought to be FDLs – Forward Defensive Line/Locality] until it was completely overrun by the enemy and his path of withdrawal cut off. Although wounded through the ankle he gathered together many troops who were also cut off and proceeded to find a way back to [his] own lines via the jungle. At this stage he came upon Capt. S.H. Buckler’s party of A Coy who were also cut off. Eventually it became evident that the party must look for another way back. As the days went on Cpl. Metson became weaker, but he would not allow the others in the party to help. He refused to be carried by stretcher bearers, knowing that the party was too weak to carry more than four stretcher cases who were already in the party. He padded his hands and knees and crawled behind the stretcher cases during the period 30th August – 21 September, of this period, approx two weeks was spent in movement through a 7,000 ft mountain range. Within the party of 8 wounded, Cpl. Metson was outstanding. Not only did he set an example of courage, tenacity and unselfishness whilst with the party behind the enemy lines, but also his sheer example of will power inspired other weaker members to carry on.

    [The source was Cpl. Metson’s personnel file, accessed via the NAA’s RecordSearch database].


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  35. FlyingPigs says:

    @Muddy

    some amazing stories of PNG actions.

    Thank you for highlighting them.


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  36. Steve trickler says:

    Cheers, Muddy. Will take a squiz over at Dover’s.


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  37. mh says:

    ‘Pfizer seems to have the worst reaction, even death, in youngish healthy fit males around 20 to 40.’

    ***
    Candy, here is a female this time:

    October 31st, 2021

    MELBOURNE, VICTORIA – A healthy young woman suffered pericarditis and neuropathy shortly after her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Valerie Milford got her shot on Wednesday, October 13th. She developed heart palpitations, body aches and fever a few hours later. That same night she went to the ER where she was told that she had suffered pericarditis. She was sent home and advised to take Nurofen for the pain. The next few days she felt weak, tired and constantly out of breath. On Saturday, October 16th, she suddenly was unable to walk and move her hands much due to pain. She went again to the ER where it was confirmed that she had developed neuropathy in her hands and feet…

    https://thecovidworld.com/valerie-milford-healthy-young-woman-develops-pericarditis-and-neuropathy-after-pfizer-covid-19-vaccine/


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  38. mh says:

    RouteOneFootball
    @Route1futbol
    ·
    4m
    (☀️) Sergio Agüero 🇦🇷 underwent some cardiological studies due to chest discomfort and has been diagnosed with a cardiac arrhythmia, that is, a heart rhythm frequency disorder.
    ***
    And top professional footballers are always being rushed to hospital with heart disorders.
    It’s normal.


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  39. mh says:

    Americans not liking The Great Reset:

    Meet the Press
    @MeetThePress
    Good Sunday morning —

    We have a brand new NBC News poll out this morning that’s filled with tough news for Democrats.

    The country is headed —
    In the right direction: 22
    On wrong track: 71

    President Biden’s job performance —
    Approve: 42
    Disapprove: 54


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  40. struth says:

    We are at war. We are being killed, our industries and power supplies destroyed. Imprisoned under force of arms.Propaganda and lies everywhere.
    Submit or perish.
    ……come on struth, calm down. …they’re just weak and stupid politicians.
    I know who is weak and stupid.


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  41. struth says:

    Boss asks if vaxxed on weekend.
    No f… way was the response he got.
    Oh I thought everyone working here had.
    No and I’m not the only one, I said.
    You won’t be able to do anything if you don’t get vaccinated.
    I asked…how will they know I’m not vaccinated?
    They’ll be checking.
    And you’re fine with that?
    You don’t see the checking a problem?
    That’s how it’s going to be whether we like it or not.
    That’s the Anzac spirit, I said to him.
    Dick head watches the ABC.


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  42. cohenite says:

    Lame pics courtesy of the ubiquitous Mark A:

    https://imgur.com/a/JLGpXWU


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  43. mh says:

    ‘Victoria’s daily coronavirus numbers are in.

    The state has recorded 1471 new cases of COVID-19 and four deaths. Today’s tally is up from yesterday’s 1036 cases’

    ***

    What exactly were Morrison and Co so outraged about when George Christensen gave his speech in parliament a couple of months back? Christensen said we need to open up and live with Covid, and yes sadly there will be some deaths.


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  44. mh says:

    It’s not just two shots you stupid bloody woman. There are boosters required.

    “These two shots are as close as we’ll get to a silver bullet to this virus,” Dr Young said.

    “Most, if not all, of us will get infected at some point.

    “So I urge you – one last time as chief health officer – to get vaccinated if you have not already done so.”


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  45. egg_ says:

    Boss asks if vaxxed on weekend.
    No f… way was the response he got.
    Oh I thought everyone working here had.
    No and I’m not the only one, I said.
    You won’t be able to do anything if you don’t get vaccinated.
    I asked…how will they know I’m not vaccinated?
    They’ll be checking.
    And you’re fine with that?
    You don’t see the checking a problem?
    That’s how it’s going to be whether we like it or not.

    IIRC BHP had mandatory vaxxing at all sites on 27 October – unless you resist on “moral” grounds – so seems there’s always an out (a letter from Epstein’s mother), as with most Gummint enforced propaganda.

    The BHP Global head Sherang flew in from OS without quarantining, Rona must have been on holidays.


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  46. egg_ says:

    “Most, if not all, of us will get infected at some point.

    Like any flu.

    But how many will die, Cruella?


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  47. cohenite says:

    Red Eagle analysis of the upcoming governor vote in Virginnia, a watershed:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfSBvYN2dYs


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  48. Shy Ted says:

    Today’ prize for triggering lefties goes to a pilot.
    If you don’t have Twatter, teh pilot ended his speech with “Let’s go Brandon”. Read a few comments from tolerant lefties.


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  49. mh says:

    ‘Jen Psaki, White House press secretary to Joe Biden, tests positive for Covid’

    …She also said that “thanks to the vaccine I have only experienced mild symptoms, which has enabled me to continue working from home.

    ***

    For most people her age the symptoms are mild.


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  50. Shy Ted says:

    I was just trying to catch the sports news on Sky because my glorious team beat the wooden spooners, just but no, we need to be told how bad Trump is. Virginia election I think. Anyway, Trump is really bad and he has an acolyte running who’s just as bad and Joe B got through a whole sentence without fucking it up.
    And Glasgow might have to be wind-powered. Apart from that gentle breeze.


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  51. mh says:

    Oz headline:

    ‘Woman, 101, latest death from NSW-Victoria cluster’

    ***

    Cut down in her prime.


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  52. Black Ball says:

    Bananaby trying to justify the Nationals going along with the net zero hysteria. The Hun:
    ‘Barnaby Joyce has revealed the Nationals feared they would lose the next election if they did not negotiate Australia’s plan for net zero emissions by 2050.
    The acting Prime Minister on Sunday said the junior Coalition partner would have been shut out of the decision, and it’s cabinet ministers would have resigned because they have a contradictory view.
    “The Prime Minister, and this is another good reason that we sort of delayed for a while, had said quite clearly he was going to Glasgow whether he had agreement or not,” Mr Joyce said. “We would have gone to an election and we would have lost.”
    Meanwhile, Energy Minister Angus Taylor remain tight-lipped on the full cost of achieving net zero, instead saying “taxpayers are not paying anything” because the government would expand the economy. Mr Taylor also ruled out taking a more ambitious 2030 Target to the next election.
    Opposition energy spokesman Chris Bowen said Mr Taylor’s plan was “to do not very much by 2030” and leave it to future governments to do the rest.
    Former finance minister Mathias Cormann again called for an explicit price on carbon, saying it was the “most effective” way to reduce emissions.
    But the Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said there should be a globally coordinated approach.
    A Grattan Institute Report released on Monday urged Australian governments to act now to create momentum towards a net zero emissions by 2050 goal.
    Experts are demanding sector based emission reduction strategies, including a vehicle emission ceiling and more funding for research and development of zero emissions technologies.’

    Make of that what you will but our elected officials really hate Australia.


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  53. Shy Ted says:

    I’ll never make my fortune. Those really annoying ads on the box with fat brown blokes in bamboo undies has listed on the ASX today. Up 62% in the first hour. Step One clothing.
    Buy ’em on AliExpress, put a new label on and mark up 300%+. Problems start when the pandas start coming.


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  54. egg_ says:

    Useful ijiots is particularly applicable to Rona

    The Five Laws Of Stupidity


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  55. egg_ says:

    Experts are demanding sector based emission reduction strategies, including a vehicle emission ceiling

    Diesel particulates?

    Get virtue signalling wankers in softroaders off the roads.


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  56. cohenite says:

    Former finance minister Mathias Cormann again called for an explicit price on carbon, saying it was the “most effective” way to reduce emissions.

    Cormann is a piece of fucking shit.


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  57. Kneel says:

    “‘It’s their custom’”

    Ok, cool!
    It’s the custom hereabouts to cut the balls of kiddie fiddler rapists. So that’s OK too, right?


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  58. Kneel says:

    ” …that we will make lots of money from a 100 per cent cut in emissions!”

    Well, I guess we can hope that this time, the semantic games are directed outwards at the fright-bats.
    Australia is already “net negative” – our country pulls well more CO2 from the air then we mere humans create. So we are already where we need to be. It’s just a case of making sure that we make the rules allow it. And if not… well, as I said, we can claim we were net negative before we even started, that our pledge was based on that very info etc.
    Of course, if the Scotty from Marketing and his mates get tossed out on their ample behinds, the other mob might actually mean no more fossil fuels etc etc, which would be a complete and utter disaster.

    Personally, I think we should immediately halt all food and energy exports, place massive tarriffs on countries that are increasing emissions (like Chy-na) and so on. Go hard on making sure that we are spouting all the “right” words and phrases, and cutting off those who benefit from our CO2 production while at the same time blaming us for it. “We’re saving the world here – we can’t quiver at some third world people dying. It’s either them or all of us.”

    If we’re gonna crash our economy, might as well make sure we’re not the only ones to suffer for it…


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  59. Kneel says:

    “Former finance minister Mathias Cormann again called for an explicit price on carbon, saying it was the “most effective” way to reduce emissions.”

    I think he has a point – if it’s “in your face” how much they are sucking out of you, instead of buried three levels under, many more people will jack up about it.
    So don’t subsidise renew-a-bubbles, tax the fossil fueled generators and make sure it is at the retail level and listed as a separate line item in the invoice, so everyone knows how much the Green Blob is forcing you to pay.


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  60. johanna johanna says:

    I wouldn’t worry too much – COP-OUT is just one embarrassment after another, no matter how hysterical they get.

    Glasgow is at it’s perverse best – filthy weather, garbage strike, transport foul-ups and now the trains in other parts of the UK are also paralysed by crashes and weather. Those who jetted in while telling the proles that cars and planes are on the way out – catch a train, bicycle or shanks pony – look like the complete gooses they are. They are not fooling the proles.

    What genius chose Glasgow in November anyway? Talk about an own goal.

    Then there are the no-shows, including the most important players (China, India) and symbolic figures (e.g. Madge).

    I note that last decade’s darling Greta Thunberg was not invited, and Harry and his strumpet are sidelined as well. Trouble at mill, methinks.

    It’s a fiasco, and the amount of glitter required to cover this turd may not be available due to supply line issues with Chinese exports. 🙂


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  61. egg_ says:

    New space age: the race to dominate the moon and mars | Four Corners
    Aug 31, 2020

    Nerds (c. 24 min): Chunks/Russia could wipe out our satellite comms, “grinding our society to a halt – and if you can’t recover from that effectively, you’re in a sort of Mad Max world”.

    Rona hysteria hasn’t done same?


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  62. egg_ says:

    I note that last decade’s darling Greta Thunberg was not invited, and Harry and his strumpet are sidelined as well.

    Did they go for a ride with Arnie – in his Army tank?

    What’s the fuel economy of one of those?


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  63. Siltstone says:

    Egg, re mining company mandatory vaxx. Recently spoke to very senior person involved in setting up such a system. I asked if a worker became ill, or died, due to vaxx administered on site would that be a lost time injury or workplace fatality. Following long pause, answer was “no, we have been given exemption”.


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  64. Old bloke says:

    I tried to post a link to a Bitchute video from Max Igan who has managed to get out of Australia and is now reporting from Mexico. I get a red screen of death from Word Press from that URL, I’ll try to find a work-around.


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  65. Old bloke says:

    This seems to work – Max Igan on “A coming false flag in Australia”

    tinyurl.com/242865tj


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  66. egg_ says:

    Nerds (c. 24 min): Chunks/Russia could wipe out our satellite comms, “grinding our society to a halt – and if you can’t recover from that effectively, you’re in a sort of Mad Max world”.

    Google translation: No WFH or Chaturbate = Nerds eat their own


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  67. kaysee kaysee says:

    James Melville

    Prince Charles will take a private jet to Rome to take part in the G20 conference before returning via private jet to the #COP26 summit in Glasgow to express his concern over climate change. Seriously.



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  68. Rohan says:

    I think he has a point – if it’s “in your face” how much they are sucking out of you, instead of buried three levels under, many more people will jack up about it.
    So don’t subsidise renew-a-bubbles, tax the fossil fueled generators and make sure it is at the retail level and listed as a separate line item in the invoice, so everyone knows how much the Green Blob is forcing you to pay.

    Commercial electricity bills itemise the LRET, SRET and if you’re in Victoriastan, VEET charges.

    This currently all adds up to about 2.4 c/kWh. It’s the same rate that households pay too. Didn’t ask for that either, but it’s not itemised on your domestic bill.


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  69. kaysee kaysee says:

    American Airlines:
    A shortage of flight attendants. That should cause a bluster.

    Josh Caplan

    DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines has canceled more than 1,600 flights over the past three days, citing blustery conditions in Texas and a shortage of flight attendants.

    Bill Melugin

    Just landed at LAX…the line for American Airlines customer assistance pretty much goes as far as the eye can see through the terminal. Mass cancellations of flights today.
    @FoxNews



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  70. egg_ says:

    Prince Charles will take a private jet to Rome to take part in the G20 conference before returning via private jet to the #COP26 summit in Glasgow to express his concern over climate change. Seriously.

    Royal hot air, literally.


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  71. Shy Ted says:

    It doesn’t say satire anywhere whereas normally it would.
    So no idea, though that last para!

    And Qld Health are suspending 4000 health workers. Figures are so opaque that it’s impossible to tell what they do and where they are.
    Drive safely, live healthily and try not to get sick.


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  72. cohenite says:

    Alan Moran sums up the latest climate madness in his monthly review. Good bullet points:

    https://www.regulationeconomics.com/so/5cNpLV9Cc?languageTag=en&cid=13546b30-a9ef-4e10-9cf2-423ecbcdd4bf#/main


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  73. FlyingPigs says:

    Black Ball Productions Inc.

    @BB

    I also liked your original idea and thought it worth supporting.

    You might be as well to set up a closed, invitation only, web site to facilitate discussion.

    All the best.


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  74. Black Ball says:

    Anthony Dillon in today’s Hun.

    ‘For nearly two decades I’ve watched Indigenous activists (blacktivist, maybe one for your Cactionary Muddy) go into outrage mode when there is an Indigenous death in custody.
    I believe the outrage is partly due to the deliberate misrepresentation of Indigenous deaths in custody data. Another contributing factor is that blacktivists will take any opportunity, like Australia Day and Coon cheese, to be outraged and play the victim.
    Here are the facts.
    A recent Australian Institute of Criminology report stated: “In 1991, the RCIADIC (Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody) concluded that Indigenous persons were no more likely to die in custody than non Indigenous persons, but were significantly more likely to be arrested and imprisoned. The same remains true today.”
    From the report we learnt that in 2019-20, Indigenous Australians in prison custody were less likely to die than non Indigenous Australians in those jurisdictions where deaths occurred.
    This should be good news, yet it does not stop some Indigenous leaders, such as Senator Lidia Thorpe, stating: “And they are killing us in the prison system” in regard to an Indigenous death in custody this year. She is not alone. Sadly, some of those joining the chorus with her have “professor” in front of their names.
    Outrage for those who have died in custody is usually accompanied with “He was a good son” and “he was not just a statistic”. Are such expressions subtle attempts to suggest the death was intentional and the white man is guilty?
    Left leaning media are the biggest culprits of misinformation regarding deaths in custody. Headlines like “Racist silence and complicity” and not uncommon.
    Such media will mention the more than 450 Indigenous people who have died in custody since the Royal Commission but failed to mention the number of non-indigenous deaths during the same period. Such omissions can lead people to think that systemic racism is the driver for these deaths.
    Encouragingly, more recently, left leaning media are starting to mention that Indigenous people are less likely to die in custody than non Indigenous people. Often only one or two lines at allocated to this truth, yet it is a start.
    False allegations of an injustice should be treated just as seriously as the allegation itself, if it were true. Those who have pushed the lie should be seriously reprimanded.
    Their actions divide Australia, and it is Indigenous people who suffer the most.’

    That name Lidia Thorpe pops up again.
    Someone on ye olde Catallaxy provided me with the definitions of what constitutes a death in custody. And they were about as loose as Magda Zsubanski’s clothing on Jennifer Hawkins. Pretty much, if a black suspect were interviewed by police, even at the scene and something befell them, that was counted as a death in custody.
    The system must change yes, but not in the way blacktivists (golf clap) imagine. Can start by censuring the whore mouth of Lidia Thorpe.


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  75. Black Ball says:

    I have flirted with the idea of a podcast Flying Pigs. That will also get the message out.


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  76. mh says:

    ‘4000 health workers suspended for refusing Covid jab
    About 4000 of Queensland’s health workers have been suspended for refusing to get the Covid jab as the sector’s vaccine mandate comes into effect today. It comes after no new Covid cases in the past 24 hours.’
    ***
    4000 seems high.
    I expect many have seen horrific vaccine injuries first hand.


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  77. Muddy says:

    4000 seems high.

    Prior to the new(ish) Sunshine Coast University Hospital, the health service district a few years ago had about 5,000 staff. There are various support services required (some more necessary or effective than others), so 4,000 people across the state is a piddle in a very big puddle.

    And yes, I can personally confirm that has happened.


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  78. kaysee kaysee says:

    James Melville

    What the media want you to think:
    “The protests in Europe against vaccine passports are just a handful of people.”

    But in reality…

    see Thread:

    1/ Switzerland

    2/ France

    3/ UK

    4/ Italy

    5/ Greece

    6/ Croatia

    7/ Spain

    8/ The Netherlands


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  79. kaysee kaysee says:

    The Daryl-Gladys saga continues.

    Daryl Maguire told Gladys Berejiklian to download a Chinese messaging app and get a private phone in a bizarre text message exchange heard at the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) inquiry.

    Daryl Maguire texted Gladys Berejiklian “they can read texts but not the little green man, it leaves no trace” after asking the then-premier to download Chinese messaging app WeChat.



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  80. Muddy says:

    Thanks to everyone posting news pieces and links. It’s great to have a variety to pick and choose from when you get a spare moment.


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  81. cohenite says:

    Abraham Lincoln vis-à-vis the baldwin killing: never trust an actor with a gun.


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  82. kaysee kaysee says:

    The training guide from Pfizer’s chief executive Albert Bourla:

    How to speak to the vaccine hesitant ignoramuses.


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  83. Muddy says:

    A breath of fresh air (for the eyes and ears too): Trio Mandili.

    I have no idea what they are singing about, and it really doesn’t matter. (They could sing about body lice and I’d still smile).


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  84. FlyingPigs says:

    @Black Ball

    Not that I can hear most of them… lol… but I think podcasts are the way to go.

    My reference earlier was more that you have @Kaysee, @Muddy and at least myself who would like to help you and rather than do it via emails it might be easier/better to have a closed website to kick ideas and thoughts about.

    Like I said, Black Ball Productions Inc. will need a central point of contact which emails don’t lend themselves to helping.

    There are apps like Telegram or Gab or even the Bulletin Board system that you can set up a closed site.

    Just kicking thoughts your way and encouraging you to keep on keeping on.

    I’m sure that Kaysee and Muddy can help with thoughts as well.

    Your the Boss.

    Cheers.


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