Open Thread – Thursday 7 October 2021

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  1. Black Ball says:

    Peculiar that the Ladies Big Bash is allowed to proceed whilst every other bastard is in lockdown.

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  2. mh says:

    Nature Strip the enigma wins the Everest 🐎

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  3. kaysee kaysee says:

    Fleccas Talks:


    I gave up after 30 seconds. I am feeling degendered.

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  4. kaysee kaysee says:

    Woman rear-ended Lamborghini and freaks out

    Leftist rear ends Lamborghini ……

    Then she blames innocent driver for ‘white privilege’……..

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  5. kaysee kaysee says:

    Pfizer whistleblower says vaccine ‘glows,’ contains toxic luciferase, graphene oxide compounds

    《 Melissa Strickler, a Christian, recently went public with insider emails showing Pfizer executives wanted to hide the vaccine’s connection to aborted-fetal cells. Now, she tells Jim Hale in this exclusive LifeSite interview that the company’s jab includes toxic chemicals that make it ‘glow,’ including luciferase and graphene oxide. 》


    Pfizer fired Melissa

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  6. johanna johanna says:

    I have been flagging and ignoring, kaysee, and others are requested to do the same.

    BTW, thanks for the news re mandatory shots being binned in France. Good for them!


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  7. cohenite says:

    Steve trickler says:
    October 16, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    Fleccas Talks:


    Fuck I’m sick of these freaks who have been impowered by this gender bullshit. This is the natural consequence of SSM; it all flows from that legitimisation. So every weirdo with a mental illness now claims normality and appropriates the middle ground and claims legitimacy while attacking normal/cis (WTF) people.

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  8. cohenite says:

    kaysee says:
    October 16, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    Woman rear-ended Lamborghini and freaks out

    Leftist rear ends Lamborghini ……

    Then she blames innocent driver for ‘white privilege’……..

    There is nothing more strident, aggressive and irrational as a fat arsed young white bitch with a sense of moral entitlement. When the BLM and leftie riots were full on in the US, fat arsed young  white women were at the fore-front of the young dead-heads leading the charge. And they’re such cowards. They do this because they know they’ll get away with it and there’ll be no consequences to them because our legal system and our pollies have been emasculated. It’ll stay that way until a few lost teeth, black eyes and kicks up those fat arses and some jail time occurs.

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  9. kaysee kaysee says:

    Queen Elizabeth told to ‘stop drinking’ by royal doctors

    《 Royal doctors have reportedly advised the Queen to “stop drinking” amid preparations for her platinum Jubilee in June 2022. 》

    Now we know why she said this.

    《 The Queen is annoyed that planet-polluting leaders may skip a UN climate summit.

    Her Majesty will attend the COP26 in Glasgow with Princes Charles and William, who says son George worries about litter. 》

    I thought it was the influence of her woke son, grandson and great grandson causing her to turn into a climate action advocate.

    It is the drink after all. She’s been having too much. 🙂

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  10. Steve trickler says:

    cohenite says:
    October 16, 2021 at 3:58 pm

    It is hard to watch a world going mad.

    Kudos to Fleccas for his compilations of this insanity.

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  11. Steve trickler says:

    Dust from Africa ( via: Calima winds ) mixing in with the ash.

    La Palma:

    New Eruptive Vent opens southeast of the main cone. Causing ash fall. 15.10.21



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  12. kaysee kaysee says:

    REALITY CHECK: Michael J. Matt Has COVID

    《 Five days into his quarantine, Michael shares some thoughts on what it’s like to test positive and finally live through THE THING that’s turned the world upside down. 》

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  13. Ragu Ragu says:

    Sorry I’m late, busy day. Pressed some buttons on the way through.


    Gutfeld monologue

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  14. Steve trickler says:

    48 minutes of police being a word starting with C and ending in S. Four of them to hold down a female FFS! Any cop going to work proudly following the dictates needs to hang…after a fair trial and convicted.

    Protesters Arrested at Melbourne Park with Huge Police Presence



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  15. johanna johanna says:

    If (and it’s a big if – we’re talking the MSM here) Madge has a bit of a liking for a drink, she is following in the footsteps of her mother. The Queen Mum (who lived to be 101) was notoriously fond of a G&T or three.

    The women in that family are the only ones worth feeding. Anne would have been an excellent Queen, but instead we get the jug-eared tampon.

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  16. Steve trickler says:


    Any cop going to work following the dictates needs to hang…after a fair trial and convicted.

    Those that are not proud, yet comply with the dictates should suffer too.


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  17. kaysee kaysee says:

    BIZARRE: Judge orders Pastor Artur Pawlowski to condemn himself

    《 A decision has been made in the case of Pastor Artur Pawlowski, with a judge ordering the pastor to condemn himself by reading a government script any time he speaks about COVID-19, masks, vaccines and anything else relating to the pandemic. 》

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  18. mh says:

    Just curious, has the Victorian government given any indication if it will ever allow anti government protests again?

    Or has it decided to suspend freedom indefinitely?

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  19. cohenite says:

    Peter Ridd’s article in the australian:


    “The ruling raised two major weaknesses that exist in university work agreements. The first is the power of confidentiality (secrecy) provisions to silence academics for talking about unlawful actions by their university that curtail academic freedom. I know other examples where an academic, right now, is having their academic freedom curtailed but they cannot openly mention it for fear their university can lawfully fire them.

    Secrecy, together with spying on communications, is an incredibly powerful tool in the hands of any authoritarian organisation, whether it be the Stasi or an Australian university. It silences dissent, isolates the victim and establishes where the power lies – with the university. The academic is crushed.

    The other issue is that the High Court ruled that only topics inside an academic’s “area of academic competence” are covered by academic freedom. This may seem reasonable at first, but in my case this meant I was not allowed to say: “In my view our whole university system pretends to value free debate, but in fact it crushes it whenever the ‘wrong’ ideas are spoken. They are truly an (sic) Orwellian in nature.”

    I wonder what area of expertise an academic would need to make a comment like that. Irrespective of the strict legalities of the matter, perhaps all academics should have a right to say this. I can picture Orwell smiling, especially as James Cook University found this comment by trawling through all my emails.

    The new voluntary code of conduct for academic freedom, and the new legislation on academic freedom introduced by Education Minister Alan Tudge this year, although excellent in many regards, will not solve the problems revealed in this case. Both will need to be amended to have any prospect of being effective.

    Before the minister might act, more fundamental problems must be answered. Is the culture of universities so rotten that it is impossible to do anything useful to reform them? Are true academic advances nowadays coming from outside the university anyway? Is university-funded research and commentary doing more harm than good?

    I think it is still worth trying to reform the universities. If nothing else, the high-profile cases of misbehaving universities, around the world, have shown the public cares about these issues. It affects academics from across the political spectrum. In my case we had the Institute of Public Affairs and the National Tertiary Education Union on the same team. For that to happen, universities must be doing something spectacularly wrong. Politicians can take comfort from such alliances. It is safe to act boldly.

    The dust needs to settle, and cool legal heads must turn their attention to what can be done in legislation to further protect academics. Academics must know they are well away from the cliff edge and will be protected. Satisfactory protection should be explicitly written in work agreements. We also need active policing of transgressions, and penalties against universities. The penalties must hurt. With a few notable exceptions, universities presently only pay lip-service to academic freedom.

    One possibility is that university councillors, who are equivalent to the board of directors of companies, should be held personally responsible for freedom of speech transgressions. Company directors have all sorts of legal obligations that largely keep them honest. University councillors need to feel the heat.

    A final question must be raised about my case. Why did JCU act so aggressively to silence me for saying there were quality assurance problems with Great Barrier Reef science institutions? This was a legal battle over a work contract, but its root cause was a debate about the reliability of science.

    Maybe JCU’s extreme reaction was because I was saying something true.

    The reef seems to agree – the latest statistics show that all three regions of the reef have never had more coral since records began. This despite three supposedly devastating, unprecedented, bleaching events in the past five years. Somebody must have been exaggerating. Maybe there is the odd “untrustworthy” institution doing political activism rather than science.

    So let’s not forget that academic freedom matters. The debate about the reef affects every major industry in north Queensland. Farmers are being wrongfully blamed. They feel the financial pain of pointless legislation, but also the emotional pain of being accused of destroying the reef. There must be a free and open debate. It must not be constrained by confidentiality (secrecy) provisions, and intimidation or harassment by institutions. Otherwise we damage any prospect of getting close to the truth.

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  20. Rex Anger says:

    “kaysee is a single issue troll and should fuck off.  He’s ridiculous”


    Well done, kaysee- You are under his skin. Keep it up.


    Hey Graeme, get back on your meds. The longer you go without them, the more petulant and childish you get…


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  21. Rex Anger says:

    “Turns out that viruses don’t and can’t cause disease.”


    I knew Figures was a Graeme-sock!


    Now, should we put this one on the same shelf as “Physics isn’t real?”

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  22. kaysee kaysee says:

    Students Support Diversity Quotas,  Until ………..

    This is a great video. It illustrates how brainwashed people are on the issues they support.

    These are university students responding to questions about Diversity Admission Quotas.

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  23. mh says:

    I see most of the daily US cartoons are about inflation


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  24. kaysee kaysee says:

    While America’s supply chain shipping worsens, the Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has been on paid paternity leave since mid-August.

    It is all a qwerty game to them. Playing with the lives of babies.

    Tucker Carlson mocks Pete Buttigieg

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  25. Mark A says:

    Rae says:
    October 16, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    Counting to 4 or 5 in schoolgirl French is blog building? Spare me. I don’t click on Kaysee’s links. Ever.

    Free speech is free speech. You either have it or you don’t.

    If you don’t like what someone says, then scroll and move on. You, like Lizzie, are not the arbiter of what can or should be said by commenters.


    You are right about free speech, but you are wrong about the venue you try your ‘free’ speech on.

    I think a soap box in Hyde Park is still a go, or your own home or in a public place, (not so sure about that either any more), But not on someone else’s blog which is their virtual home.

    I’m sure you yourself would chuck out a visitor who, using his free speech right, would carry on like a lunatic in your house.

    This is what Grahame does, the fact that he gets away with it only shows that the blog owner has some sympathy to his views, being a libertarian does not cut it in my view.

    There are limits even in libertarian and anarchist societies.

    His blog, his rules, but not be surprised when the audience disappears, as it had.


    There are a million other social sites we can visit, he only has this one blog, and by the looks of it he does not care if it survives or not.

    Well, I wish him well and good luck to him in his enterprise.


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  26. Rex Anger says:

    It’s worse than that, kaysee- Before he went on holiday, Pete Buttigeig organised a deal between California’s EPA and his Department of Transportation that bans trucks over a certain build-age from ebtering the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, on the grounds that the old trucks are too smelly and polluty.


    In effect, better than half the vehicles that used to serve these two ports (the biggest freight-handlers in the USA) can no longer move containers ij or out. And even making the ports run 24/7 to load and unload ships, as the stooges are proposing, won’t fix the problem- You just run out of container space at port.


    Furthermore, if disproportionately impacts medium and small trucking businesses.



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  27. Old bloke says:

     kaysee says:
    October 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Vaccine obligation rejected in France / Senate, the law does not pass: 262 against

    《The Covid vaccine 19 it will not be mandatory in France.


    Covid 19 vaxxines aren’t mandatory in Australia either, that nice Mr. Morrison said so. Regarding the French Senate vote, it doesn’t matter though as they still need their Green Pass.

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  28. kaysee kaysee says:

    Covid 19 vaxxines aren’t mandatory in Australia either, that nice Mr. Morrison said so. Regarding the French Senate vote, it doesn’t matter though as they still need their Green Pass.

    The Green Pass poses a problem but at least the Senate vote had a clear majority against the vaxx. So, it is possible that the pollies there might do something to scrap the Green Pass.

    As for our nice Scotty, he has no backbone to stand up for any issue. Flip flop and hope the problem goes away.

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  29. Black Ball says:

    Rex Anger I believe there was a bill by some sheila Steel that had ships unable to anchor for fear of disturbing oil pipelines or some such. In effect immediately. Could be wrong of course but you are correct about the type of truck permitted into that shithole

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  30. kaysee kaysee says:

    Mixed Bag  ∘◦∘◦ ᘛ⁐̤ᕐᐶ


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  31. FlyingPigs says:

    “monty busby” and rae

    what’s the final solution to all this?

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  32. Steve trickler says:

    Dr Fauci Skins Scalps off Aborted Babies to Grow them on Lab Rats. 

    The story is true. Not linking to it…go look it up. Whilst not directly involved, he would have signed off on it….with support of his wife maybe? 🤔 Yet to check….not that it matters. Both of them are evil bastards.

    This clip reminded me of the story.

    Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At ( Official Video ) Rooty


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  33. Steve trickler says:

    Anyone suggesting the human body / immune system should take a jab every six months is not to be trusted.


    Israel is a mess. A scary farken mess.

    FAKE JAB Caught on Tape: Endless Injections Target Kids & Military While Leaders Opt Out


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  34. FlyingPigs says:

    “alliances with dissident policemen”

    like FBI type “policemen”?

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  35. Grigory M says:

    Et voila –
    – odin dva tri chetyre pyat’

    – eins zwei drei vier fünf

    – uno dos tres cuatro cinco

    – un deux trois quatre cinq

    – uno due tre quattro cinque
    – ichi ni san shi go

    – one two three four five

    – unus duo tres quattuor quinque


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  36. mh says:

    12 minute presser with Ron:

    ‘We Are Going To Contest That Immediately’: DeSantis Fires Back At Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

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  37. Steve trickler says:

    More vision surfaces. VicPol on show to the world.


    .“It Doesn’t Feel Right…” Melbourne, October 16.


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  38. mh says:

    Steve trickler says:
    October 16, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    More vision surfaces. VicPol on show to the world.


    .“It Doesn’t Feel Right…” Melbourne, October 16.


    What a communist shithole.

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  39. FlyingPigs says:

    et tu

    1, 2, 3, 4, 5

    alum. arsenic, albumin, gypsum, iron

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  40. FlyingPigs says:

    Steve t

    Kirk was quick to close him out though and talk about American ‘Liberty’.


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  41. mh says:

    It’s all about your health of course:
    ‘The deputy secretary at the US Treasury has put Americans on notice that the only way to end the plague of empty shelves around the country is for every resident to be vaccinated. The frank warning came off as a threat to many.

    Wally Adeyemo, the Biden administration’s second-highest official in the Treasury Department, appeared to publicly blackmail the still-sizable portion of Americans who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 during a Thursday ABC interview, seemingly blaming them for the ongoing shortages of consumer goods that have led many to mock the president as ‘Empty Shelves Joe’…’


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  42. Steve trickler says:

    FlyingPigs says:
    October 17, 2021 at 12:53 am

    Good point.

    Documents of the Founding Fathers are being treaded on.

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  43. Steve trickler says:

    Documents from…

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  44. johanna johanna says:

    Some excellent deletions on this thread.

    Five Stars!

    Please keep it up.

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  45. Black Ball says:

    Piers Akerman:

    ‘Australians wishing to go the whole hog on net-zero emissions aren’t the full quid.

    Claiming that the precautionary principle demands we sacrifice our economy in order to prevent global warming and taking the lead from ill-educated schoolchildren is not a sound start.
    The precautionary principle should kick in before we embrace pie-in-the-sky notions of green energy with an analysis of the hyperbolic claims being thrown about by activists on the ABC and in the Nine media.
    Mining entrepreneur and Australia’s richest person, Gina Rinehart told The Daily Telegraph – which has been running an informative series on the topic and is committed to airing both sides of the argument – that the rush to curb greenhouse emissions without proper costing could imperil family farmers and cost taxpayers “billions in subsidies”. The precautionary principle demands that we know what the cost of buckling to the climate catastrophists at the UN’s Glasgow COP26 gabfest will be before we make any pledges.
    That is if there is sufficient power to run this global virtue-signalling opportunity as the UK is presently reliant on hastily-reopened coal-fired power plants and an extension cord running to the nuclear-powered continent across the Channel.
    No wind and no sun has kicked the renewable camp’s reliability claims in the arse – again.’

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  46. johanna johanna says:

    Alas, BB, the facts have never been an impediment to the Climate Doomsday Cult.

    As a veteran of the Climate Wars, I can remember having pitched arguments with sciency types on Bishop Hill. They believed, more than a decade ago, that scientific proof would put an end to the ridiculous assertions of the alarmists. I tried to explain to them that it was not, had never been, about that.

    Being proved to be objectively wrong does not deter doomsday cultists. It makes them double down, lest they experience a nervous breakdown.

    I think it will wither away through lack of interest, rather than being smacked down by facts and economics. Just another fad. Meanwhile, lip service is being paid by cowardly politicians (BIRM) and punters who are all in favour until it affects them directly via the hip pocket nerve.

    The main problem I see is that kids and young people have been fed this nonsense since preschool. Not only does it make them anxious and afraid (child abuse) it means that challenging those beliefs is very difficult.


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  47. mh says:

    THE killer of MP Sir David Amess was previously referred to a ­Government anti-terror scheme.

    The man being held was last night named as Ali Harbi Ali.

    The killer of MP Sir David Amess travelled 50 miles by train to murder him.

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  48. Black Ball says:

    The rest of the Akerman article:
    Australia’s second wealthiest person, Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest, has been winning plaudits from the green lobby for advancing “green” hydrogen as the energy source of the future (even as his Chinese partners are building more massive coal-fired power stations).
    However, as the great South Australian scientist and author Ian Plimer has said, “you need electricity to make hydrogen and you have losses when you do that”.
    Plimer calculates you end up with about 30 per cent of the potential energy by that process. The rest is dispersed.
    “Unless legislation can change the laws of thermodynamics, you are in a loss, loss, loss situation. Loss because we taxpayers get skinned alive, loss because we redistribute energy and loss because we cannot replace that energy,” he says.
    Plimer also makes the valid point that hydrogen is notoriously difficult to hold. It leaks from the planet, it leaks from the core of the Earth through the mantle, through the crust and into space. You cannot hold hydrogen in pipelines or steel containers.
    “So, if you were to make hydrogen, you will lose a huge amount of energy doing it,” he explains.
    “Then you’ve got to compress it to only 700 times atmospheric pressure, and that requires a huge amount of energy. Then you’ve got to liquefy it down to minus 253 degrees celsius – that requires a huge amount of energy.
    “And then you’ve got to transport this hydrogen in a truck or a pipeline, and that is a mobile bomb.
    “That hydrogen will leak out through the steel in pipelines or in a truck, just the same as it leaks out from the Earth.
    “That hydrogen weakens the steel and so what have you got? You have got a bomb waiting to go off. Hydrogen is well-known to be extremely explosive.
    “And when it explodes, it puts the most powerful greenhouse gas back into the atmosphere.
    “And that gas is water vapour.”

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  49. Black Ball says:

    As Ms Rinehart observed, the only way that makes renewables remotely feasible is if they are heavily subsidised like the wind and solar plants that are currently despoiling the landscape and destroying jobs.
    Claims from the backsliding Business Council of Australia that 200,000 new jobs may be created and those from the green-left Climate Council that 70,000 jobs will be lost in NSW and Queensland if Australia doesn’t go down the dead-end renewable path, are easily countered with modelling indicating net job losses of 653,000 – not to mention the destruction of regional economies and the hit on the national economy – if we do drink the climate Kool-Aid.
    That the UN’s IPCC – which has used phony statistics – is behind COP26 and its net zero campaign should ring alarm bells for Prime Minister Scott Morrison and all sane Australians.
    Following “the consensus” is not leadership, particularly when that consensus is promoted by a cult of deceit.

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  50. egg_ says:

    Aunty’s Insiders take aways:

    Bananaby pork barrelling of Net Zero by the Nationals: frinstance Toowoomba – Gladstone rail line that would take 100 years of carrying coal to be profitable (Shane Wright) – good-o!
    Scummo not differentiating the LNP from Labor on Net Zero won’t go down well with LNP voters – cites Howard’s CO2 concessions folly of 2007 losing him Government (James Campbell)

    Speers: the Electorate has “moved on”.

    Scomo’s lump of coal in his pocket no longer relevant with voters, Aunty?

    Sarah Martin seems to believe that Scomo is now drinking the Net Zero Kool Aid – wishful thinking?


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  51. johanna johanna says:

    NSW Nationals accelerating the path of the Gagerene Swine:

    The NSW Nationals Party has announced Nichole Overall as the candidate for Monaro in the upcoming by-election.

    Key points:

    Ms Overall says the Nationals are the party closest to the people
    The electorate of Monaro stretches from the ACT to the Victorian Border
    NSW faces at least four by-elections: Willoughby, Monaro, Bega and Holsworthy

    Ms Overall, a Queanbeyan-based journalist, author and social historian, will be the first woman member in the seat’s 165-year history if she is successful.”
    I live in the electorate, and what the local Member has between the legs is of no interest to me.

    I very much doubt that other voters toss and turn at night worrying about it either.


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  52. egg_ says:

    More Insiders:
    Perrottet wants to open NSW ASAP, per his Ministers, to ramp up the immigration Economy bubble.
    James Campbell: Immigration masks a low productivity Economy and the economic activity associated with immigration isn’t truly productive, taking resources away from other investment.


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  53. mh says:

    THE killer of MP Sir David Amess was previously referred to a ­Government anti-terror scheme.”

    A false flag or faked event until proven otherwise.


    Is Sir David still alive, Graeme?

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  54. JohnJJJ says:

    The man being held was last night named as Ali Harbi Ali.

    The killer of MP Sir David Amess travelled 50 miles by train to murder him.

    The father (Harbi Ali Kullane) was shocked! But it is all OK because according to the UK press “Terrorism will not win”.

    The next attack: France


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  55. cohenite says:

    mh says:
    October 17, 2021 at 8:57 am

    THE killer of MP Sir David Amess was previously referred to a ­Government anti-terror scheme.

    The man being held was last night named as Ali Harbi Ali.

    The killer of MP Sir David Amess travelled 50 miles by train to murder him.

    The West is fucked. In a just world every muslim in the West would be put on a boat and shipped back to some islamic shit-hole (they’re all shit-holes). At the very least this bastard should be publically hung and his family deported.

    The West is being destroyed by its tolerance: tolerance of muslims, commies, alarmists and the fringe perverts and letter freaks.


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  56. Axl Rosé says:

    Monty Busby says:
    October 17, 2021 at 8:44 am


    The “problem” is created in order to implement the SOLUTION.

    The Hegelian dialectic reduced to its simplest form could be summed up as problem, reaction, solution.  The “agent of change” employing the strategy creates the problem or crisis, foments the reaction (tension), then attempt to control the outcome by providing the solution (resolution).

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  57. johanna johanna says:

    Thanks for that, Ted.

    Just what the Nats need, another SJW wimmenses.

    Who needs the Greens when they are around?

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  58. johanna johanna says:

    Axl, while it might appeal to your ego to engage with the blog destroyer, how about putting your todger back in and zipping up.

    Just a suggestion.  🙂


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  59. cohenite says:

    WTF are the lame pics? Is Mark A on strike again because of bird.

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  60. mh says:

    ‘Premier Dominic Perrottet warned that providing fraudulent evidence of vaccination was a crime, but he believed the majority are doing the right thing as the state opens up.’


    Perrottet believes the vaccinated spread the virus but the unvaccinated don’t.

    He should resign.

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  61. Black Ball says:

    Can’t you just smell the freedom? Paywallian:

    Sunday, October 17, 2021


    Coronavirus live news: Victoria’s lockdown set to lift on Friday

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – NewsWire Photos OCTOBER 14, 2021: Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews speaks to the media at Parliament House in Melbourne. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Andrew Henshaw




    6:26AM OCTOBER 17, 2021


    Welcome to the Weekend Australia’s live coverage of the latest headlines from Canberra, as well as updates on the Covid-19 pandemic.


    Melbourne’s marathon lockdown is set to end on Friday, with Premier Daniel Andrews announcing Victoria’s reopening plan, amid 1838 new locally-acquired cases of coronavirus, and seven deaths.

    While NSW has added 301 new Covid-19 infections, after becoming the first state in Australia to hit the critical 80 per cent double dose vaccination target for residents aged 16 and over. Premier Dominic Perrottet says there will be ‘teething issues’ as students return to school this week but people should feel supported by a variety of Covid-19 safety measures in place.

    Finance Minister Simon Birmingham says the Nationals aren’t dictating the Morrison government’s climate change policy, ahead of a crucial party room meeting on Sunday.

    11:19 AM

    Andrews announces Victoria’s roadmap out of lockdown

    Empty streets in Melbourne CBD, amid lockdown. Picture: News Corp

    Melbourne’s marathon lockdown is set to end in a matter of days, with Premier Daniel Andrews announcing changes to the state’s road map.

    The lockdown will lift 11.59pm on October 21.

    Victorians will be allowed to have 10 visitors to their homes, and restaurants will be allowed 20 patrons inside and 50 outside from Friday, as the Andrews government brings forward freedoms which had previously not been expected to come in until the state reached 80 per cent full vaccination.

    The state is expected to meet the 70 per cent full vaccination target on Thursday, and reach 80 per cent 10 days later on October 31 – five days later than predicted in the Andrews government roadmap handed down on September 19.

    From 11:59pm on Thursday:
    – Up to 10 people (including dependents) per day will be able to visit Victorian homes. It is recommended, but not required, that all visitors aged 12 and over are fully vaccinated;

    – Melbourne’s 9pm to 5am curfew will be abolished, as will the 15km travel limit, which had previously been set to increase to 25km. Melburnians will still be banned from travelling to regional Victoria until the 80 per cent threshold has been reached;

    – Childcare will be open to all children currently attending, as well as all children whose parents or guardians are fully vaccinated;

    – Schools will reopen earlier than previously planned, with a staggered return for Grades Three to 11 in metropolitan Melbourne to begin from October 22;

    – Up to 50 people outdoors and 20 indoors will be allowed to attend religious gatherings, weddings and funerals, provided all are fully vaccinated. The limit will be 10 for those who are unvaccinated;

    – Up to 50 people outdoors and 20 indoors (fully vaccinated) will be allowed to attend hospitality venues in Melbourne (previously there were no plans for indoor patrons until 80 per cent). In regional Victoria this will increase to 30 indoors and 100 outdoors, fully vaccinated;

    – Masks will still be compulsory indoors and out;

  62. Black Ball says:

    Tried linking to Paywallian. Andrews is moving ‘freedoms’ forward. Must be IBAC and political winds that suggest his focus groups are growing more restless with his poxy decisions.

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  63. mh says:

    BB, the only reason the UNiparty keep mentioning freedom is this

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  64. Grigory M says:


    = = = = = =

    C’mon. Lawyers – even in Newcastle – are supposed to know how to spell.

    It’s “publicly”.

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  65. Black Ball says:

    FMD I skimmed through Lisa Wilkinson’s extract from her book which the Hun saw fit to print. Details her departure from the Today program and the last day she had there. Lot of victimhood in there. If anyone wishes to reproduce here, have at it. Off for a few drinks with mates

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  66. Black Ball says:

    Knuckle Dragger if you are about, I see Joe Burns isn’t exactly shooting the lights out.

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  67. cohenite says:

    I’m pissed about no lame pics.

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  68. Neil says:

    “””” I see Joe Burns isn’t exactly shooting the lights out. “””

    Burns finished with a Test batting average of 37. And nobody they have tried since they first picked him has done any better. In fact they have all failed. A batting average of 37 is not a failure. They should have stuck with Burns until an obvious replacement came along instead of dropping him countless times.


    I was looking at the Test batting average of Geoff Marsh the father of Shaun Marsh. He played 50 Tests and had a batting average of only 33

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  69. mh says:

    Don’t mention the vax
    Why a ‘super-cold’ is spreading
    Increasing number of Brits are complaining of ‘chainsaw’ throats and dripping noses

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  70. jo says:

    Neil the problem with joe burns was he kept getting caught not dropped. Averages mean nothing if you can’t score runs, all that means he had a higher average before he had a long run of throwing away his wicket.

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  71. shatterzzz says:

    I’m pissed about no lame pics.

    Over at the furniture shop .. LOL!

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  72. Neil says:



    If Burns kept getting caught he would not have a batting average of 37.


    The problem was the selectors wanted someone with a batting average of 45. They kept dropping Burns and tried every Tom, Dick and Harry. That sandpaper gate thing would not have happened if Burns was opening. I doubt Warner would have asked Burns to do what he asked Bancroft


    I hear they are thinking of bringing back Marcus Harris with a Test batting average of 24.

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