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 Forum for Delcons and Deplorables # 68

aaaaaaaaForum for Delcons and Deplorables # 68

Previous comments  Updated 29/12/21

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  • God58 30/12/2021, 9:57 am

    When are the media going to be held accountable for this role in this Condemic. Courier Mail editor today moralising we need to live with Covid while a headline story screams about an oncoming ‘tsunami’ from a variant. The only tsunami I’ve seen is of the raging BS from media and manipulative, brain-dead politicians.

    • DT 30/12/2021, 12:50 pm

      Prediction from me for 2022;

      When the 2022 Federal Election is over, and regardless of which of the only two sides that can form government winning enough seats in Parliament, the Labor States will drop their propaganda and party political election stunts.

      Unfortunately the Labor State Governments have disregarded we the people, the voters who elected their MPs, and pandemic issues putting politics in front of the needs of the people.

      • Albert 30/12/2021, 12:56 pm

        And immediately after the election the winning side will start in on Climate Change con.

    • Aktosplatz 31/12/2021, 12:39 pm
  • Albert 31/12/2021, 8:11 am

    To all at MM, management and contributors, a Happy New Year and hope for better outcomes in 2020.

    • DT 31/12/2021, 12:22 pm

      To you too and to everybody here, Happy New Year and let’s hope for many improvements, first and foremost that the COVID-19 focus and boring media daily reporting becomes less intrusive.

      The good news is that in economic terms GDP growth has begun and is predicted to continue throughout 2022.

  • DT 31/12/2021, 12:20 pm

    I read an interesting Letter To The Editor this morning about Opposition Leader Albo, the author reminded readers that when the Hawke Labor Government was negotiating The Accord with the ACTU young Albo, a far-left activist in the ALP, opposed it.

    This is Opposition Albo who is now trying to convince voters that he is the leader to deliver better economic and financial outcomes if elected to government. Of course he knows that the economy is strengthening and there are many reports that 2022 and beyond will see GDP growth, in fact superannuation funds are right now predicting an average 12.5% shares earnings next year.

    It was of course the Hawke Labor Government that implemented the Fraser Government Treasurer Howard’s major economic reform plan that he created with the permanent head of Treasury Stone, the economic reform plan endorsed by Professor of Economics Campbell that was called “The Campbell Report”, meaning analysis and endorsement of that plan.

    • God58 31/12/2021, 1:44 pm

      Albo always was and always will be a communist, anti-Australian ar$ehole. You’d have to be deranged to want he and Labor in charge of anything.

      • DT 31/12/2021, 2:06 pm

        I have noticed that whenever Albo’s inner Sydney electorate around Marrickville is mentioned as being a dormitory for Greens, activists in general and far left Labor voters Albo and supporters run for cover.

        Some might remember the Peter Baldwin bashing, 1980s I think, he was a Labor MP and attended a meeting in Marrickville where his to the right of the locals position was not welcomed and whatever took place inside, he was later discovered bashed unconscious in a nearby gutter and was taken to hospital and placed into intensive care. He recovered but he had a near death experience and media pictures of him in recovery were frightening, bruises and bandages.

        Albo as many here know is a person of many disguises, he loves mining when in Queensland and hates mining when he is visiting inner city voters.

      • Neville 02/01/2022, 3:46 pm

        Golly, G58, I reckon your opinion of ratface is a little more favourable than mine!!

  • God58 31/12/2021, 1:47 pm

    Here’s communists at Twitter not only shooting the messenger but the maker. What ARE they trying to hide.
    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/12/looks_like_you_have_too_much_to_think_twitter_punks_ban_inventor_of_the_mrna_vaccine.html

  • DT 31/12/2021, 2:39 pm

    Remember the rather silly claims led by the left leaning media that Chinese Navy ship entered Sydney Harbour, Port Jackson” without permission or being detected?

    If true, how did our coast watchers discover the Chinese Navy claimed to be spy ships anchored in international waters out from where ADF and allies military exercises were taking place in Queensland?

    Maybe because of US/ADF Pine Gap and other satellite surveillance, RAAF Jindalee Operational Radar (over the horizon) Network and others?

    Never believe the media.

  • DT 31/12/2021, 4:11 pm

    I was browsing and noticed a report that a BMW executive had commented that EV were “over hyped”, so I did some more searching and found this article below that you, like I did, will find interesting;

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/06/electric_vehicles_are_overhyped.html

    Another example of climate hoax driven foolishness, consider the costs manufacturer’s are incurring to meet the “green” EU Standard.

    • DT 01/01/2022, 11:57 am

      Reports are revealing that EV range is most often inaccurately too high, the best range is achieved at lower around town speeds with lots of regenerative braking to put energy back into the battery pack.

      However on the highway, even with driver only and no luggage weight, driving at 60-70 MPH/100-110KMH theoretical maximum range should be discounted by about 30% and then by variable factors like air conditioner or heating, hilly terrain, headwinds, etc.

      In short the not competitive in price EV verses ICEV equivalent model is best suited for city and suburban driving conditions.

      Even with a recharging network along country routes at maybe 200 Km intervals the travelling time wasted waiting for the recommended fastest 80% top up can be 30-60 minutes depending on charger design, area energy supply and on-board charging system in the EV.

      The point being why governments are cooperating with the climate hoax agendas? So called renewable unreliable energy sources even with back up generators and storage batteries remain worldwide the minor source of electricity with most generated from fossil fuelled generators. And therefore EV are indirectly mostly fossil fuel consumers.

  • PW 31/12/2021, 9:48 pm

    What a bloody bore the coverage of Sydney’s NYE show is.
    The worse load of crap for years and its all your dollars!
    Abo Abo Abo
    Afro American rap dance – huh? They steal everything, rap, first nation, blm…what next. Nothing original.
    Good night.

    • DickyBeach 03/01/2022, 7:51 am

      Agree.
      So boringly predictable but, after all, what else can they do but shoot lots of fireworks up into the sky to go BANG.
      Even the waterfall has become passe.
      I won’t even bother getting out of bed at 11:55pm next year, just sleep on through.

  • God58 31/12/2021, 10:47 pm

    I don’t want a single cent of my taxes spent on restoring the burnt out old parlament house. Leave it as a permanent monument for all Australians to the contribution of our blacks to the nation. NOT ONE CENT. LEST WE FORGET.

    • DT 01/01/2022, 10:35 am

      Old Parliament House is not burnt out, the main damage is to the entrance doorway area and some smoke related damage further inside.

      To leave it would be meaningless apart from handing the Aboriginal Embassy of tents another victory symbol, of not much interest to most Australians but an incentive for the activists to maintain their rage.

      • God58 01/01/2022, 6:23 pm

        Sorry DT but victory signal my arse. I know it was just the entrance. Put a plaque up blaming the blacks. Mention it any time the building is shown. As for their rage they never stop. About time the taxpayers had rage. Stressing the black vermin more would be great. If they all mysteriously vanished our country would be way better off.

  • Pensioner Pete 01/01/2022, 5:22 am

    Qld Health claims as at close of business 31 Dec 2021

    Hospitalisations = 64, ICU = 1, Deaths (24 month period) = 24
    Fully vaccinated = 86.4%, 1st Dose = 90.6%
    Total vaccinations both double and single dosed = 3,243,912
    Total Qld population = 5,244,425

    Independent Calculated true number of Queenslanders vaccinated both double and single dosed using their own statistics = 41.24%

    Qld Health and the Qld Government are lying.

    • Pensioner Pete 01/01/2022, 5:33 am

      Correction: Deaths (24 month period) = 7.

      • Botswana O'Hooligan 01/01/2022, 9:55 am

        Well PP, they are either inept, stupid beyond understanding, lying, simply haven’t a bloody clue, or a mixture of all the above. Logic fails for when you try to point out that the actual number of deaths compared to normal deaths over the last few years are in fact lower or about the same you get the reply of “the fatalities would have been exponentially disastrous had our wonderful Premiers and bureaucrats not taken these draconian measures” and when one opines that their argument is akin to –all motor vehicles removed from the roads would resolve road fatalities –they think that you are the stupid one. I attempt to simply make fun of them as in signing in to the barbers as Dan Druff and T Hirst at the pub but that escapes them too. Many people wear masks on their daily solo toddle is an indication of the general public’s intelligence. A mate on the Gold Coast is double jabbed plus, one of the few of our particular group of people who refuse to be jabbed for whatever reason, got caught a bit short on his daily toddle and ducked into the local Tavern to take a pee and had to produce his vaccination certificate and be “tested” before they would allow him in to have a pee. This isn’t going to end any time soon either. Our constitution fails to protect us for it is only as good as the people who hold the reins of power, and look at the sorry mob we have holding those reins. So much for that.

  • PW 01/01/2022, 10:12 am

    “Taliban orders beheadings… for MANNEQUINS: Afghan clothes stores are told their dummies’ heads offend Islam”

    Ladies, its time to arm yourselves and rid the filth from your society in the dark of night! The only hope for Afghanistan.

  • Botswana O'Hooligan 01/01/2022, 11:30 am

    Chaucer is back in business if only to chide Sir P, the rest of us appear to be in good form and squabbling about the dreaded non event along with making commonsense comments about most things, the first breakfast of the year that used to give the aviation cardiologist conniptions, bacon, eggs, snags, black pudding or fried bread, tomatoes, and a few slices of onion, plenty of black tea (I used to throw in the comment of — a decent belt of Bundy OP–) has settled nicely, and one can think that a country gathering and a few dog fights might round the day off nicely. Happy New year all.

  • DT 01/01/2022, 4:44 pm
  • Cliff 03/01/2022, 6:22 am

    Interesting article in the American Thinker that applies as much to Australia and to the US. https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2022/01/the_woke_mobs_destruction_of_the_english_language_.html

  • Botswana O'Hooligan 03/01/2022, 2:52 pm

    The Brisbane Times thunders –Man in his thirties dies from Covid– but when reading the guts of it, we find that he probably died from Covid and that he was double vaccinated but the coroner is investigating. It also stated that the last Covid death in Queensland was in April 2021.

    • Pensioner Pete 03/01/2022, 6:05 pm

      Bots: I cannot believe a word the bastards say anymore, I have completely lost trust in the Queensland Government and Queensland Health, they keep putting up false data on numbers vaccinated day after day, when a simple bit of math, using their own data, proves they are lying.

  • Aktosplatz 04/01/2022, 9:33 am
    • DT 04/01/2022, 5:30 pm

      What was the alternative during the pandemic and before vaccinations reached the point now achieved?

      But I agree with Nick that Victoria and a couple of others went too far.

      • Aktosplatz 04/01/2022, 8:55 pm

        DT:-
        * The alternatives were Ivomectin and Hydroxychloroquinone.
        * Instread of locking people up, encourage maximum safe exposure to the u/v rays of the sun
        * Encourage everyone to bathe regularly in either sea water and/or chlorinated water public swimming pools.
        * Before using the RAT or PCR tests qualify them to International Standards as to their reliability.
        * And stop these insane statistics of all this testing, which are causing these knee jerk reactions from the States.

        I emphasise sea +sun, every time not lockdowns. The sun energises and destroyed viruses Virology 101

        They did the totally opposite on the Ruby Princess the fools and it made matters worse.

        That’s what I would have done and I have said so from Day One. I have been Astrogenica vaccined twice because that’s what my GP has recommended and because we have the forlorn hope we can travel again.

  • DT 04/01/2022, 5:28 pm

    Road Tolls – CH10 News tonight gave an AWU representative time to complain about road tolls including him claiming what the tolls might be in twenty years time. How would he know?

    He said tolls are a cost burden on businesses, that transport vehicle drivers/owners cannot afford tolls.

    He and CH10 should ask the ATO about expenses that are incurred while earning taxable income are tax deductible instead of misleading viewers.

    Media cannot be trusted to provide facts, they far too often behave like Union Labor and Green spin doctors.

  • Pensioner Pete 04/01/2022, 7:29 pm

    My goodness gracious me, what a complete and utter shambles the federal and state governments have got themselves into, pushing vaccines which do not work, then boosters that do not work whilst they claim 90% vaccinated and here we have it, massive outbreaks of whatever variant is flavour of the week.

    Then the scare tactics causing those who are easily frightened to go en masse to be tested for Covid despite no symptoms thus ensuring the collapse of the testing processes, what a farce!

    The whole situation is one of government incompetence from federal to state including the government medical advisors. Never before has this nation seen such a mess, caused by power hungry megalomaniacs ever thirsting for more and more power over the people.

    Soon, this situation will explode against the governments in Australia as finally, the people wake up to this massive con job.

    Bring on the federal election, soon, so we may express our view at the polling booths and kick the incompetent federal government out, then as the state elections roll on, to kick the incompetent state governments out.

    The time has arrived for the United Australia Party to take control of the House of Representatives and a combination of the United Australia Party and One Nation to take control of the Senate, come May this year.

    These elections cannot come fast enough to throw these incompetent fools destroying the Australian way of life, out, so far out in fact, leading to an implosion of the major political cartels in this nation leaving the lot of the bastards in the political wilderness for decades if not forever.

    • Aktosplatz 04/01/2022, 8:27 pm

      Can’t argue with what you say, Pete. The Feds and States have stumbled from one balls up to another. I will need to refresh my thoughts just before the election. I think Pauline’s cartoons will do the job.

  • Cliff 05/01/2022, 6:30 am

    PP, in the HIGHLY unlikely event that your wishes came to pass and the electorate threw out both major parties (as I agree, both richly deserve), the new crop of politicians, be they UAP or the Mad Hatter’s Party, would find themselves dealing with the same, deeply-entrenched public servants/bureaucrats who run the show in Canberra, Australia’s version of the Deep State, 90% of whom are Labor/Greens to their very inner core.

    We would see a repeat of what Donald Trump endured for four years, a solid phalanx of resistance to any meaningful change.

    Until we find some way to overcome that – and anyone who has lived in Canberra will tell you that, short of tumbrils and Madame Lefarge on a massive scale – that is near impossible.

    • Pensioner Pete 05/01/2022, 8:21 am

      Cliff: I understand what you say, however, this is not a mission impossible task, purging the dross from the public service has been achieved in the past, for example, when Goss became Queensland Premier, under KRudds guidance, the departments underwent a review and reorganisation resulting in many departmental heads being dispensed with and replaced with departmental heads on three year contracts, a system which exists to this day.

      Similar may be achieved in Canberra should we see a minority government take the reins of power, to ensure change which the people of Australia want, the federal public service should also be subject to review with a purge of upper level management, replaced by contract employees on performance KPI’s for the term of the current government.

      For real change to happen, it absolutely must begin at the top of these departments, to allow the changes to filter down through the ranks.

      Changes to the Public Service Act’s will ensure change is effected as per the wishes of the parliament.

      • Botswana O'Hooligan 05/01/2022, 9:22 am

        Newman got rid of a lot by making offers they couldn’t refuse, golden handshakes. Trouble was that a lot of the talent sick and tired of the drones and bludgers also took the golden handshake. The Duck rehired many of the bludgers as consultants on more loot and that’s the state of play now. We are as Wallaby Ted’s big brother Roo Ted until the Duck and her cohorts are gone.

  • Tom 05/01/2022, 7:51 am

    Brad was upset and decided to end it all …..

    Brad lives in Melbourne, he was sick of the World, of Covid-19, Chinese belligerence, global warming, species extinction, racial tension and all the rest of the disturbing stories that occupy the media headlines.

    Brad drove his car into his garage at home, carefully sealed up around the windows and doorways of his garage, selected his favourite radio station and left his car at a slow idle.

    Two days later, his neighbour realising she had seen no sign of Brad for a while, peered thru the garage window to see Brad at the wheel of his car.Immediately she phoned emergency services.Police, firies and the ambulance arrived promptly.

    After pulling Brad from his car and giving him a sip of water, he seemed as good as gold.

    Brad drives a Tesla. It now has a flat battery.

    He also votes Green.

    • Pensioner Pete 05/01/2022, 8:14 am

      Tom: Keep ’em coming, that was a good laugh, sorely needed in these troubled times.

  • Neville 05/01/2022, 10:33 am

    So.
    Some days ago, I made a disparaging comment about NSW’s “Health Hazzard” and his press conference remark that NSW could see 25 thousand covid cases a day.
    I see SBS says this morning that NSW is now reporting 35 thousand cases in a day.
    So, I was wrong, and Hazzard was right. My mistake.
    (just to keep the record straight)

    • Aktosplatz 05/01/2022, 11:19 am

      How many actually ill and hospitalised? Reporting ‘cases’ is meaningless as the vast numbers of “positives”are showing that life is still going on in spite of them.

      In other words, they are not worth reporting anymore.

    • Sir Peter 05/01/2022, 12:00 pm

      It’s mild. It gives immunity. The more ‘cases’ the better. In a rational world we’d all be trying to catch it.

      But people are not rational. They’ve been brainwashed by the pandemic porn spewing daily from the media.

  • god58 05/01/2022, 10:59 am

    Cases, cases, cases. Who gives a flying toss about cases. How thick are people to wait in line for 9 hours to get a test for something for which they have no symptoms and has less chance of killing them than falling off a ladder. 25,000, 35,000 or 25 million cases means nothing. Wait, it would mean everyone would have a natural immunity and no more poison jabs. Forget PCR or RAT or LGB(why not) tests. TREAT the sick with Ivermectin etc and move on FFS.

  • Botswana O'Hooligan 05/01/2022, 11:18 am
    • Judy 06/01/2022, 9:09 am

      Should be compulsory watching/reading for every Australian 16years+.

  • DT 05/01/2022, 1:48 pm

    Albo is carrying on about a government led by him would buy a fleet of cargo ships that would make Australia more secure bringing cargo here including oil tankers.

    He neglected to mention that the Waterside Workers sabotaged our war efforts a number of times, that the cargo ships operating from Australia were effectively made uncompetitive by Union work regulations demands and award wages disputes etc.

    And that the Union Movement has wanted control of Australian flagged ships ever since the shipping firms pulled out and registered their vessels overseas.

    • Aktosplatz 05/01/2022, 9:10 pm

      Australia cannot afford low productivity rates +high wages & penalty rates + Union stevedores strikes.

      We can’t afford them anymore.

  • DT 05/01/2022, 3:18 pm

    Nudge, nudge, wink, wink say no more except;

    “The long predicted collapse of the EU renewable energy push has finally arrived. The EU has effectively just admitted renewable energy does not work, by moving to extend their definition of green energy to include reliable power sources like natural gas and nuclear energy.”

    WUWT website

  • God58 05/01/2022, 5:03 pm

    My new year wish was for it to be made internationally legal to blow away every last lunatic, lefty, green, communist, wanker that crosses my path. I know I’d need more ammo but it would just be the best.

    • Pensioner Pete 05/01/2022, 6:37 pm

      God58, they breed faster than you could reload.

  • Botswana O'Hooligan 06/01/2022, 8:38 am

    A reason from on high of why the cops have to be double vaccinated is that an unvaccinated one may transmit the dreaded to a member of the public and the police force may be held legally liable. What about spreading a cold or the ‘flu, how does someone prove that he/she or in these times “it” has caught anything from a cop. Some ancillary staff have been sacked because they refused to be vaccinated and so it goes on and on.

    • God58 06/01/2022, 11:12 am

      Worried about passing on a cold but not about smashing innocent peoples’ heads into the ground, shooting them in the back with dangerous plastic bullets, kicking them in the head, smashing them with batons, squirting capsicum and other sprays into their faces and eyes, dragging them kicking and screaming from vehicles and generally acting like complete vermin.
      I pray abject misery marks all their lives until they rot in hell.

  • Sir Peter 06/01/2022, 11:13 am

    Epstein’s under-age sex operation was (still is) the biggest honey trap in history. He had no legitimate source of income yet lived the billionaire lifestyle.

    Was he paid by the deep state and the globalist elite to blackmail powerful men into complying with the agenda of the new world order.

    To many people the obvious candidates for setting up this operation would include George Soros, the Democrat Party, the WEF and the CIA/FBI.Who knows? Risky to make assertions without evidence.

    [is that OK MM editor? I’d Hate you to lose your morrie minor. I once owned a 1948 side valve with headlights in the grill. Top little car!]

    However the evidence has gone missing. Epstein ‘commits suicide’. Maxwell is tried and jailed, but not the men who enjoyed her little girls. She won’t talk, as she knows that she too is at a great risk of getting epsteined.

    Is it any coincidence that the same shadowy band of manipulators are the ones keeping us terrified of ‘climate change’ and the ‘pandemic’ which isn’t.
    They are already lining up space aliens as the fallback scare when these two are revealed as scams.

    https://vdare.com/articles/ann-coulter-the-great-epstein-cover-up-part-i?scroll_to_paragraph=1

    • Aktosplatz 06/01/2022, 12:24 pm

      There was a rumour Epstein was murdered.

      Ghislaine Maxwell is probably on a ‘Hit List’ from the UK & US Establishment hence the intense Prison security Conditions.

    • Cliff 06/01/2022, 12:39 pm

      Sir Pete, you say: “To many people the obvious candidates for setting up this operation would include George Soros, the Democrat Party, the WEF and the CIA/FBI.”

      Is there any reason you left out the agency that I would posit would be top of that list by a country mile ? That would be Mossad.

      I see now that a juror has admitted that he allowed his own sexual abuse as a child colour his judgement in finding Ms Maxwell guilty, saying he could not recall being asked about that during jury selection (which would have disqualified him[or her]).

      Am I being unreasonable in suspecting, just a teensy bit, that this will be a very convenient escape route for her defence in declaring a mistrial? And am I displaying my tinfoil hat just a bit too openly by suspecting rather strongly that this has been all pre-arranged and that Ms Maxwell will ‘walk’ on a technicality?

      • Sir Peter 06/01/2022, 7:15 pm

        ha’mossad leteum, AKA Mossad? Don’t think so. The new world order is fascist. Us jews don’t do so well under fascism

    • Botswana O'Hooligan 06/01/2022, 3:02 pm

      Yairs Sir P, they had a split windscreen and might have been able to tow an off road camper but I never even thought of having one for I stuck to my Mayflower like glue because it could almost do 50 mph downhill with a following wind and the light behind it. They don’t make them like that anymore.

      • Botswana O'Hooligan 06/01/2022, 6:46 pm

        The above statement opining that the Mayflower could almost do 50 mph etc. etc. was erroneous, the 50 mph quote was for a carefully tuned Mayflower GT running on 115/140 octane avgas. (the purple coloured one)

  • Botswana O'Hooligan 06/01/2022, 6:56 pm

    The Brisbane times screams 10,332 cases of the dreaded and ONE death of a bloke who had other ailments, a kill rate of 0.00967% so run for the hills. Someone told me today that one of the best co-ordinators I had the pleasure of working with over a 55 year career was dismissed by the govt. for refusing to have the dreaded so called vaccination and the person was wondering why. Well, that bloke came from a Soviet Bloc country and he stated that he didn’t trust the Govt. just as my missus from the actual USSR is mistrustful of the bloody government. Can you blame them?

  • Botswana O'Hooligan 06/01/2022, 7:12 pm

    The TV news screams about hospitals being swamped but the four letter word government has scared the pants off all the backsides of the populous using words as in “deadly” etc. so is there any wonder the people clog the hospital system when they contract the slightest sniffle. The bastards have made a rod for their own backs.

  • Pensioner Pete 07/01/2022, 6:18 am

    Fully vaxxed fit and healthy with no underlying conditions, a young man dies from Covid in New South Wales (NSW), the NSW Health department admits the truth because the fact people dying from Covid or from the vaccination is becoming so commonplace to be overwhelming and the lies of Safe, Effective and Free are being exposed for all to see.

    Our hospitals with Covid patients, the majority fully vaccinated whilst the numbers of un-vaccinated patients remains minuscule, yet ScoMo and the Premiers continue the mantra of get the jab, get tested, get this, get that and all for what?

    Out here in the remote outback, 3 persons diagnosed with Covid, all 3 are fully vaccinated, so it is abundantly clear, the vaccinations are the root cause of the spread of Covid, no question about it, this emerging fact has become indisputable.

    Refers: https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/nsw-records-34994-new-covid19-cases-and-six-deaths-after-national-cabinet-changes-testing-requirements/news-story/8c313cc8a85775bc4d9cf8440fd979bf

  • Aktosplatz 07/01/2022, 2:10 pm

    An excellent article in Quadrant on the steps to take to beat COVID. Lots of advice and ideas similar to our own

    https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/public-health/2022/01/a-five-step-program-to-beat-covid/

  • God58 08/01/2022, 10:14 am

    A question for enlightened readers. Can anyone tell me why on earth are we putting this experimental ‘vaccine’ into the arms of children? I have no logical idea why. Help?

    • Pensioner Pete 08/01/2022, 12:19 pm

      Money money money, it’s the money God58, it is always the money. To hell with the children’s well-being, to hell with our well-being, it is all about the money for the corrupt criminal bastards.

      • Botswana O'Hooligan 08/01/2022, 3:03 pm

        Granddaughter just turned into a teenager, wants the vaccine because all her friends are getting it. Supreme brainwashing and peer group pressure with no thought about possibly ruining her immune system or other damage to a fit and active girl. Just out walking in a huge park (inside a cloud) brisk air, no one within cooeee except half a dozen people in the gloom wearing masks and steering clear of an old bloke for not wearing one of the bastard things.

  • God58 09/01/2022, 4:13 am

    The leftist,woke BOM has shown yet again what a useless, overpaid bunch of wankers they are with grossly inaccurate info about the weather. This time in Qld where people have died due to incompetence. ‘Hard to predict’ was the excuse. Ffs that’s the job. I see Palaszczuk is defending them so we have the brain dead backing the brain dead. Says it all and sad for those that have perished.

    • Pensioner Pete 09/01/2022, 7:42 am

      Spot on God58, absolutely spot on.

  • DT 09/01/2022, 1:44 pm

    Novak Djokovic attempted to use a previous COVID-19 diagnosis to receive a medical exemption to play in the Australian Open, according to the Associated Press.

    Djokovic reportedly had COVID-19 in December, according to court papers filed by his lawyers. The Victoria state government allows medical exemptions for people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the last six months. That’s why Djokovic received a medical exemption to play in the Australian Open. The event is hosted in Victoria, one of six states in the country.

    Border authorities, however, did not accept Djokovic’s previous COVID-19 diagnosis as an acceptable reason for a medical exemption, leading to Djokovic being detained and his visa being canceled. Djokovic and his lawyers are currently fighting that ruling so Djokovic can take part in the Australian Open, which begins Jan. 17. A judge will have to determine whether local Victoria policies supersede policies set by Australia’s federal government.

    The Victoria state government confirmed Djokovic’s medical exemption and allowed him access to Melbourne Park, where the Australian Open is held. It did not guarantee Djokovic would be allowed into the country.

    Some of the confusion is reportedly due to Tennis Australia, which runs the Australian Open. Tennis Australia reportedly gave incorrect information to players and staff regarding acceptable exemptions, according to the Associated Press. That could explain why Djokovic believed his exemption for his previous COVID-19 diagnosis would apply at the Australian border.

    If Djokovic’s appeal fails, and his visa remains canceled, he could face a three-year ban from Australia, the Australian Border Force told the Associated Press.

  • Albert 10/01/2022, 9:16 am

    I note that Dictator Dan is back on the job in Victoria and is flexing his muscles already. He didn’t waste any time at all before extending his self given powers and imposing a further three months of dictatorial covid rule.

  • Botswana O'Hooligan 10/01/2022, 9:36 am

    It has been written on another site that Djokovic is about the only person in Australia who wants to stay in Victoria.

    • Neville 10/01/2022, 10:17 am

      Double LOL!

  • Pensioner Pete 10/01/2022, 4:09 pm

    Great to see Peter Dutton kicking more goals for the defence of Australia, since he became Minister for Defence, we have seen good, sound decisions being rolled out, and the purchase of the M1A2 Abrams is a solid step in the right direction for the defence of our nation.

    The sooner Peter Dutton becomes the Prime Minister the better, and cannot come quick enough.

    Refers:
    https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politics/federal/australia-commits-to-3-5-billion-tank-purchase-from-the-us-20220109-p59mub.html

    • PW 10/01/2022, 5:51 pm

      Hear hear!

      • DT 11/01/2022, 4:07 pm

        The strengthening of defence assets has been a Morrison Government priority, including another increase in defence spending which is of course Minister for Defence recommendations, supported by the Treasurer, Minister for Finance and a majority of Cabinet including the Prime Minister.

        The Howard Government increased defence spending after Labor 1995/96 Budget by 37% in real terms by 2006/07, and made a commitment for a real 3% increase every future year for ten years.

        Rudd and Gillard Labor cut defence spending 2008/09 through to 2013/14, the Abbott Coalition increased defence spending from 2014/15.

        PM Morrison has revived the QUAD defence arrangements when POTUS Trump was in office and in 2021 signed a new Agreement, AUKUS.

  • God58 10/01/2022, 6:20 pm

    Imagine if our governments had spent the $35 billion wasted on corrupt, aboriginal crap every year, for the past 20 years, on nuclear power and weapons development. Possibly a non-parasitic 3% of the population, reliable and cheap power and a real defense capability. Win, win, win instead of lose, lose, lose.

    • DT 11/01/2022, 4:12 pm

      Yes it would have been a good move, but remembering that the left side of Labor-Green oppose the lifting of the ban on nuclear energy and would block any attempt to repeal that.

      Maybe the AUKUS nuclear submarine deal will prise open the locked file?

  • Pensioner Pete 10/01/2022, 6:50 pm

    Good to see the court rule in Novak Djokovic’s favour including costs, yet the federal government continues to play politics in that their government lawyer Christopher Tran flagged the immigration minister could consider whether to exercise “the personal power of cancellation”.

    That clearly demonstrates the situation was and remains, a political one of the federal government’s own making.

    This is where the Prime Minister needs to step up to the crease and quash any such move, right now.

  • Botswana O'Hooligan 11/01/2022, 9:50 am

    The news reports that the government will give visas to people who want to come to Australia and work because of a shortage of workers is an example of big government at work and another nail in the LNP coffin for the paucity of workers can be resolved in a flash by cancelling the dole. Crime rates will rise initially but the miscreants when caught will make for a very cheap labour force who will be forced to work for tucker and a compound to sleep in at night.

  • DT 11/01/2022, 1:13 pm

    seeker of truth said…
    Just when did Novak Djokovic apply for his medical exemption with Tennis Australia when documents sent to all players by Australian Open organisers Tennis Australia stated applications for medical exemptions must come “no later” than December 10.

    Further, to present a medical exemption claim with an independent medical panel of Tennis Australia and the Dept of Health Victorian Government that you have been infected with COVID within the last six months and you have natural immunity to re-infection, you must have recovered from that present bout of COVID. Djokovic caught the virus sometime shortly before 16 December and his positive status was confirmed after 8.00pm on 16 December. Therefore, Djokovic could not apply for an medical exemption on this ground at that time with Tennis Australia as he had not recovered from the virus. He would have had to wait another 14 days (under Australian guidelines then in force) and test negative at that time before he could have made the application. So did Tennis Australia accept his claim for a medical exemption on this ground before those 14 days had expired and he hadn’t recovered from COVID according to our rules. If they are following ATAGI’s guidelines, Djokovic wasn’t entitled to make a medical exemption claim until he had recovered. He had to meet ATAGI’s guidelines for a medical exemption. As an non-vaccinated person, Novak was relying on ATAGI’s medical exemption on having been infected with COVID within the last six months as he had no other grounds to claim a medical exemption but that medical exemption could only be used if you had recovered from the virus and provided a negative PCR test. You would expect that Djokovic could not make a medical exemption claim with Tennis Australia until he had met that criteria. But oh no, the rules seem to have bent for Novak.

    From the Affidavit of the Chief Medical Officer of Tennis Australia lodged with the Federal Court in this court matter, she states the application for an exemption is first approved by the medical panel appointed by Tennis Australia. If the application is approved by the Tennis Australia medical panel then it is referred to the Victorian Government’s Dept of Health medical panel. The TA panel approved Djokovic’s medical exemption on 28 December. The DOH then reviewed and endorsed Novak’s medical exemption application. On 30 December TA’s medical officer signed a letter confirming the two independent medical panels had approved the applicant medical exemption to vaccination.

    Now the devil is in the detail and that detail is in the date that appears on the medical exemption letter provided by Tennis Australia on 30 December. Just remember that the applicant was after a medical exemption that he had COVID within the last six months. The letter states that “this temporary exemption is valid until 16/5/2022”. That would mean that Djokovic had been relying on the 16 December date and not on the date he tested negative to make his application for a medical exemption. The letter also states “The date of the first positive test was recorded on the 16/12/21 and it has now been more than 14 days since the first positive PCR test. Mr Djokovic has not had a fever or fever or respiratory symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 72 hours.”

    https://www.fedcourt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/95055/Affidavit-of-Carolyn-Broderick-affirmed-7-January-2022-redacted.pdf

    I would say that above TA letter is the exemption document that Novak presented to the Border Force officer.

    Remember that Novak was granted temporary 408 visa on 18 November when he didn’t meet the criteria to apply for such a visa on COVID exemption grounds. He states that in or about October/November he applied for this temporary 408 visa with the assistance of his agent and Tennis Australia. He was granted such a visa on 18 November. He also states that his agent and Tennis Agent also helped him get his ATAGI exemption in December. This is when Tennis Australia knew full well that Novak was not entitled to enter Australia on the claim that, though being an non-vaccinated person, he had caught COVID in the last 6 months.

    Here is Novak Djokovic’s Affidavit –

    https://www.fedcourt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/95050/Affidavit-of-Novak-Djokovic-sworn-on-10-January-2022.pdf

    Tiley spoke to Novak on the weekend of 18/19 December and I imagine that Novak’s positive COVID test would have come up in the conversation. Is that when it was decided that Novak would pursue his medical exemption for having caught COVID and he had the assistance of TA to go for it?

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/dec/22/novak-djokovic-wants-to-play-at-australian-open-says-tennis-australia-chief

    Because as at 6 December 2021 Tennis Australia had informed non-vaccinated tennis players wishing to compete in the Australian Open that they could claim a medical exemption if they had caught COVID within the last 6 months.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10378491/Novak-Djokovic-Letter-proves-Tennis-Australia-wrongly-told-unvaccinated-players-enter.html

    And Djokovic could only complete that Australian Travel Declaration when he had obtained that medical exemption issued by Tennis Australia. He lodged his Australian Travel Declaration online on 01 Jan 2022 10:36 (UTC) (from an annexure in his affidavit). UTC stands for Coordinated Universal Time.

    Tennis Australia has a lot to answer for. It wanted Djokovic as its drawcard. It wanted him to get his 21st grand slam victory at its Australian Open and surpass Federer and Nadal’s wins. Selfish pricks the lot of them.

    Michael Smith News contributor comment

    • God58 11/01/2022, 6:49 pm

      A few more comments that long DT and we’ll run out of carbon credits. 🙂 As a non tennis fan I say Covid is crap. Let the world’s best play. Anyone with a problem f”ck off and watch girly cricket. Our country is going down the dunny and the MSM is crapping on about tennis. Ffs.

      • DT 13/01/2022, 10:07 am

        That was written by “seeker of truth” and posted at MSN website.

        I reposted it for the information of readers here, silly me, “how bloody boring”.

    • Albert 12/01/2022, 8:55 am

      How bloody boring !!!

      • The Beak 13/01/2022, 11:15 am

        DT, some clarity please? Are you saying that readers on MM are too silly to understand your words of wisdom?? Please explain!

  • Aktosplatz 12/01/2022, 8:26 pm

    https://www.spiked-online.com/2022/01/11/what-a-peoples-government-this-has-turned-out-to-be/

    I can remember the ‘Profumo Affair’ in PM Macmillan’s Government, about 1963. He was the Minister for War in Macmillan’s Government. He was sprung having an affair with Christine Keeler a professional escort.

    There was a security risk involved as Ms Keeler was mingling with Russian Diplomats,

    Profumo was caught lying to Parliament, and he had the integrity (at least) to immediately resign from Parliament and Politics.

    Compare to this Boris Johnson in No 10 Downing Street today who holds the Office of Prime Minister.

    He’s been caught lying many times and he’s still there. That’s an illustration as to how standards have slipped. Lying to Parliament and the people is (in my book) unforgivable.

    I can see Scott Morrison has a nice wife and family and he in no way is like Boris Johnson in his private life. I want to make that clear.

    But he has the stain of French President Macron’s public accusations against him. He needs to clear that up.

    • DT 13/01/2022, 10:05 am

      That “stain” accusation has been explained many times but I will try to answer;

      * The submarine contract was staged, meaning the supplier had to meet a time schedule to complete the stages and if missed was liable to a penalty.

      * Despite repeated expressions of concern by Australia the French contractor was behind schedule on design, that was designing a conventional powered submarine along similar design features of the French nuclear submarine and incorporating RAN specifications.

      * Also the contract price kept being increased and was heading towards double the original price.

      * The contractor was given many warnings or expressions of dissatisfaction from Australia. The French President, according to reports, was well aware of the problems arising and the concerns Australia had.

      So when our PM attempted to phone the French President to advise him that Australia had decided to cancel the contract in accordance with the breaches of contract stages his phone call was not accepted.

      The cancellation was notified to the contractor and our PM spoke to the President afterwards.

      * The President’s sly remark to journalists was a diplomatic incident, he hinted that our PM had lied to him, but that was untrue.

      In fact the contract progress had already been mentioned when the two leaders were talking well before the date of cancellation.

      * Of course France was upset, and added to their anger was the following news that the AUKUS Agreement had been signed in the same time frame including construction of either a US or UK nuclear submarine design and leasing and training for the RAN in between times. That decision was nothing to do with France and all about Asia Pacific Region and China.

      • Aktosplatz 13/01/2022, 1:51 pm

        DT, you saw Macron at COP26 when he was asked if he “thought” Scott Morrison had lied, “I don’t think.” he said. ” I know.”

        That’s more than a ‘hint’.

      • DT 13/01/2022, 4:14 pm

        Well as I posted, the background history brands the President the liar, but I did hear an explanation, being that he is about to face an election and the loss of a major contract is not helping his image in France.

        But remember, the contract was breached more than once during the preliminary stages before building a submarine can start. Not least being that the price was rising and not far from double the original contract price, but of course there would be provision for adjustments subject to terms and conditions of contract, but twice the price before the building begins is an eye opener.

        I find it weird that any Australian would take the side of France against our own Federal Government, and under the circumstances outlined.

      • DT 13/01/2022, 4:29 pm

        Aktosplatz, read this article published in The Spectator Magazine …

        https://spectator.com.au/2021/09/macrons-ambitions-have-been-torpedoed-by-aukus/

        I also noted the comment below, the contract was signed by the Turnbull Government, but nuclear power is banned by legislation in Australia and Greens-Labor are not about to vote to repeal that ban.

        However Labor has accepted the UK-US nuclear submarine arrangements which is curious.

      • Aktosplatz 13/01/2022, 6:02 pm

        Don’t put words into my mouth DT, when you said this:-

        “I find it weird that any Australian would take the side of France against our own Federal Government, and under the circumstances outlined.”

        There is no evidence I was doing that. I am referring to a serious public diplomatic accusation from the French President against the Australian PM.

        For what it’s worth I don’t believe Macron is right, and his accusation is wrong. But Scott Morrison did not deal with it in an appropriate manner, he sidestepped it by saying he wouldn’t ‘cop such accusations against Australia’. Pardon? Macron said what he said against Morrison himself, not Australia.

        I was hoping for a more pointed but measured public response towards Macron, especially as he (Macron) is also facing an election soon.

        Instead Macron’s public judgement is still there without challenge, it should have been rebutted quickly and dealt with. Neither Howard,Hawke, Abbott or Keating would have let him get away with it.

        I’m not siding with Macron, I’m siding with anyone with the ticker to jump on diplomatic bad manners such as those of Macron. Still waiting.

      • DT 13/01/2022, 8:08 pm

        Quote:

        “Mr Morrison announced his decision to cancel the French submarine contract in a joint press conference with the Boris Johnson and Joe Biden in September.

        Mr Morrison wants US or UK-style nuclear-powered submarines, which are faster, stealthier and can stay at sea longer than conventional submarines, by 2040.

        France was blindsided by the move and said it was ‘stabbed in the back’.

        After Mr Macron accused Mr Morrison of lying to him on Monday, the Prime Minister hit back saying he would not cop ‘sledging.’

        But in a message believed to have been leaked by Mr Morrison’s office to show President Macron knew the agreement was on shaky ground, the French leader wrote: ‘Should I expect good or bad news for our joint submarines ambitions?’

        While Mr Morrison had conceded Mr Macron was not aware of negotiations with the US and the UK, due to their confidential nature, he says the French leader was told as early as June that Australia was consulting on other options for submarines.”

        Good news or bad news Macron asked inquiringly and obviously well aware that the contract was at risk however –

        “The French president had claimed he was not informed about Australia’s plans to tear up the defence contract until moments before the AUKUS security pact was revealed to the world on September 15.”

        The President did not accept a phone call from the Prime Minister knowing that the news would be bad news.

        Aktosplatz, I am at a loss to know what more our PM could have done considering the big picture view of negotiations that France could not be informed about, and that the contract with France’s submarine designer had been at risk for some time ……. “good news or bad news” the President messaged our Prime Minster, and later branded him a liar?

        “After Mr Macron accused Mr Morrison of lying to him on Monday, the Prime Minister hit back saying he would not cop ‘sledging.’”

  • Sir Peter 12/01/2022, 9:56 pm

    A great joke from the Profumo affair

    Q. What newspapers does Christine Keeler take?
    A. A Statesman, a Mirror, several Observers and as many Times as possible.

    • Aktosplatz 13/01/2022, 8:26 am

      LOL!

    • DT 13/01/2022, 10:19 am

      Very good

    • Sir Peter 14/01/2022, 8:35 am

      Sorry, I forgot the Spectator 😀

  • DT 13/01/2022, 9:53 am

    Radio 2GB website news today …

    “It’s been revealed states and territories rejected offers to stockpile on rapid antigen tests last year.

    Industries and individuals are struggling to source enough at-home kits.

    Specialist emergency physician Dr Ian Norton told Chris Smith states and territories rejected the suggestion of creating a stockpile.

    “They would come back to us and say, ‘we don’t need it’.

    “Why would we be so arrogant to say ‘we don’t need tests that huge amounts of the rest of the world have used?’””

    But the PM will cop the blame won’t he.

  • Aktosplatz 13/01/2022, 6:15 pm

    Boris Johnson’s pathetic apology in the House. He’s sorry he was caught breaking COVID rules having social parties at 10 Downing Street.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrvIgqCHPhA&ab_channel=PoliticsJOE

    This is just a clip, the whole thing goes on for 40-odd minutes. You won’t be able to stand it.

    This is so brazen it’s breathtaking – and he’s still there as PM.!!

    The House responded as expected:-

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EvxOL5hkcs&ab_channel=PoliticsJOE

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