Open Forum: January 23, 2021

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  1. Tailgunner says:

    @The_Real_Fly just tweeted that GME may hit $1k!!!!
    JC, get in here!

  2. feelthebern says:

    God bless VicPol.
    Always be scammin’.

    Check email twice while turning the sausages on the bbq.
    Yep, 8 hours at whatever extreme rate (or how ever many days in lieu that’s worth).

  3. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Pillow fight!

    Customers launch boycott of Bed, Bath & Beyond for canceling Mike Lindell (26 Jan, via Jonova)

    A consumer organization has launched a boycott of the Bed, Bath & Beyond store chain over its decision to drop MyPillow products because of the politics of owner Mike Lindell.

    The Media Action Network said that as a result of its boycott dozens of shoppers on Tuesday simply walked away from their shopping carts at the checkout counter at the corporation’s outlet in Larkspur, California.

    Lindell, famous for his MyPillow TV ads, employs more than 1,500 people at his Minnesota plant.

    I wonder when Biden will sign a EO banning people from filling up shopping trolleys with pillows then leaving them.

  4. Candy says:

    Frydenberg is equating Proud Boys with the Holocaust and says if we are not careful it will all happen again because of the “far right extremist” groups being allowed to get about.

    Jumping from a few Proud Boys to genocide of 6 million people.

  5. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Frydenberg is equating Proud Boys with the Holocaust and says if we are not careful it will all happen again because of the “far right extremist” groups being allowed to get about.

    meanwhile nationalist communist china is stoking chaos around the world

  6. 1735099 says:

    Perhaps read your ABC more carefully:

    She fled to Israel in March 2008 after a psychologist revealed to leaders of the Adass Israel congregation that Dassi Erlich, a former pupil at the community’s girl school, had made complaints of sexual assault — including rape — against her. The school did not report the allegations, although they were legally obliged to.
    Instead, a travel agent was commissioned to get her on an aircraft and out of the country ASAP.

    Leifer was arrested in Israel in August 2014, but Vicpol had been liaising with Israeli authorities since 2013.
    There are 79 charges, and the alleged abuse had been going on for years with multiple alleged victims.

    There was egregious high-level political interference in this case aided and abetted by ultra orthodox fringe dwellers in Israel.

    Included in this interference was the intervention of Deputy Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman. Israeli police recommended on 6 August 2019 that Litzman be indicted for “fraud and breach of trust” (both related to the Leifer case), as well as bribery in another case.

    The Australian courts, not known for their haste, awarded damages to the victims years ago.

    The whole ugly story is here.

  7. Cassie of Sydney says:

    Oh yes…he obsessed….because it’s Israel. Any other country….and he couldn’t give a rats arse.

    Since the racist is so concerned about injustice, perhaps he could join Arnold Roth’s campaign to get Ahlam Tamimi extradited from Jordan for the murders of 15 men, women and children at Sbarro restaurant suicide bombing in Jerusalem in 2001.

  8. Mater says:

    Leifer was arrested in Israel in August 2014, but Vicpol had been liaising with Israeli authorities since 2013.

    So how does that translate into:

    Malka Leifer lands in Melbourne after 13 years in the Israeli justice system.
    Justice moves extremely slowly sometimes, especially when there is political interference.

    A wall of pixels doesn’t change the facts, nor your dishonest representation of them.
    Just another lie for the list.

  9. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “ultra orthodox fringe dwellers in Israel.”

    Oooh…nasty…remember the racist’s statement about “religious extremists”….he really doesn’t like religious Joooos does he? By the way, the Orthodox in Israel aren’t fringe dwellers.

    People wonder why I call him a racist….because he is one.

  10. Dr Faustus says:

    In Bye Bye, Albo, Bye Bye news:

    Labor leader Anthony Albanese prepares for reshuffle, says his leadership is secure

    Meanwhile, Bill Shorten, loyal servant of the ALP, is scampering around telling anyone who will listen that “ I have learnt the lessons of defeat…

    Code for: That bitch Plibersek is not getting my job.
    He knows that Australia is yearning for him.
    Deeply. Gagging for it.

  11. calli says:

    So not CWA then. Something more sinister if that’s possible.

    Several in his Grampians group may have also been ex-military. Photos show some wearing army-issued boots and packs.

    That’s investigative j’lism right there. I guess if they stand in their garages they’re cars too.

  12. Leigh Lowe says:

    We have real years.
    And we have dog years (approx 7:1).
    Now we have Bob years (approx 2:1)

  13. Leigh Lowe says:

    Several in his Grampians group may have also been ex-military. Photos show some wearing army-issued boots and packs

    Army issued = camo coloured.

  14. Dot says:

    THEY CAN TAKE MY LONG POSITIONS IN GME FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!

  15. feelthebern says:

    army-issued boots

    Oh the retardedness.
    It burns.

  16. Leigh Lowe says:

    Mind you, Malka Liefer should be facing charges over those ridiculous turban-style hats she wears.
    Serious fashion crimes.

  17. feelthebern says:

    Dot, Tesla dumping post market.
    Plus Robinhood tightening margin positions in GME & AMC.
    Gunna result in margin calls the other way now.
    Rollercoaster.

  18. feelthebern says:

    Cat/bets thread?

  19. feelthebern says:

    If Ted Cruz didn’t have the ego he has, he would have been a federal judge by now with a rails run to the SCOTUS later in life.

  20. mh says:

    Frydenberg is equating Proud Boys with the Holocaust and says if we are not careful it will all happen again because of the “far right extremist” groups being allowed to get about.

    Hey Josh, there is a country in our region where they use concentration camps to house ‘problem’ minorities.
    This country also has huge leverage over the new US administration.
    But you keep worrying about a few blokes of different races with a taste for Fred Perry shirts.

  21. feelthebern says:

    Apple quarterly.

    Q1 Rev. $111.44B, beating expectations of $103.12B, and up 21%from $91.8 billion Y/Y. This, as expected, was the company’s first ever $100BN+ quarter.

    Just a lazy $US8bill beat….for the quarter.

  22. Leigh Lowe says:

    Gee, things escalate quickly here.
    I ask a simple question about whether a “like” button signifies endorsement of something.
    Nek minnit, we are off to the moon and back with discussions about the appropriateness of discussions of cunnimg-linguist (either pre or post-mortem) and how long a grifting numpty can claim death-bed immunity for saying crazy shit.
    Quite strange.

  23. Dot says:

    I should feel sorry for billionaires shorting profitable firms, Mu-rray?

    My equity position is nothing but a tragedy.

  24. Dot says:

    r/CatStreetBets

  25. Entropy says:

    I think Apple’s quarter is higher than normal as the latest iPhone release happened right at the end of the previous quarter, instead of the middle of the quarter as they usually do. So the annual iPhone sales surged happened all in the last quarter.
    Plus they released those M1 powered laptops which while low end in the Apple range blow away all but the most powerful intel desktops. They have been selling a few apparently.

  26. Boambee John says:

    calli
    #3739666, posted on January 28, 2021 at 8:45 am
    So not CWA then. Something more sinister if that’s possible.

    Several in his Grampians group may have also been ex-military. Photos show some wearing army-issued boots and packs.

    That’s investigative j’lism right there. I guess if they stand in their garages they’re cars too.

    Isn’t such material freely available commercially? Is the j’ismist too narrowly trained to be aware of this? Or just “writing for an audience”, using words that “mean what I want them to mean”?

  27. Entropy says:

    What will happen to GME shares after Friday I wonder?

  28. Dr Faustus says:

    Mind you, Malka Liefer should be facing charges over those ridiculous turban-style hats she wears.
    Serious fashion crimes.

    To be fair, she was wearing the tea cosy as an accessory during her I’m-too-mad-to-be-extradited phase. She’ll probably get off that one when it comes to trial.

  29. 1735099 says:

    People wonder why I call him a racist….because he is one.

    Just a gentle reminder that Judaism is a religion, not a race, and Joos, like Catholics and Mooslums, belong to a wide range of ethnicities.

    Every time you use that term on the basis of criticism of Israel, you demonstrate your ignorance.

    People don’t wonder, by the way.
    They are aware of your lack of vocabulary.

  30. Mother Lode says:

    I see Rowe is still obsessing about Trump.

    Well, I suppose he has to. The idiot who, by his own definition of ruling by Executive Orders, is a fascist unleashed a tidal wave of buyers remorse in America by his job and economy decisions seems determined to stay out of the positive light.

    Nitpicking Trump was easy (if aided by ignorance), putting a positive spin on Biden is going to tax Rowe’s little brain until it is living on the street and dementedly shouting at the traffic.

  31. Roger says:

    The NYT reports:

    “Hospitals and nursing homes that have reused scarce protective equipment appear to have helped spread a different set of germs: drug-resistant bacteria and fungi. There have been isolated outbreaks of drug-resistant infections in the U.S. as well as in India, Italy, Peru and France.”

  32. Leigh Lowe says:

    To be fair, she was wearing the tea cosy as an accessory during her I’m-too-mad-to-be-extradited phase. She’ll probably get off that one when it comes to trial.

    Ah, gotcha.
    Like the grub who threw his daughter off the Westgate and attended court every day with a very carefully coiffured “electric shock” hairdo.
    “See. I don’t use a comb. I must be mad.”

  33. Struth says:

    By the way, thank you Zippy, you do a wonderful job here, and I think you deserve an Australia day Award.

  34. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    ABC news are claiming far right white supremacists from Melbourne gathered in the Grampians on the long weekend.

    They must have detoured to get there unscathed. Hostile country on the highway through those birthing trees, where the far Left assemble an assortment of revolutionary cadres and agitators.

  35. Leigh Lowe says:

    ABC news are claiming far right white supremacists from Melbourne gathered in the Grampians on the long weekend.

    I think they intend to use the “blowing off steam” defence.

  36. 1735099 says:

    A wall of pixels doesn’t change the facts, nor your dishonest representation of them.

    OK – reference my posts about Leifer.
    My point was to draw attention to three facts.
    1. The ridiculous delay in extradition. You can quibble about the precision of the dates, but that doesn’t alter the fact that there was an incredible delay, and the alleged victims were harmed both by that and the original alleged crimes.
    2. The conduct of the school.
    3. The political interference by Israeli extremists.
    What I posted was not a “representation”.
    Have a try at making a summary of the case so far.
    Be vewy vewy careful that you ensure precision.
    Justice is obviously, as far as you’re concerned, not quite so important.

  37. Roger says:

    We’ve been importing masses of anti-semites for decades, but suddenly half a dozen blokes in black t-shirts are a threat to national security?

    Josh is over egging the kugel.

  38. Struth says:

    I think they intend to use the “blowing off steam” defence.

    He he…….boo!

  39. Leigh Lowe says:

    1. The ridiculous delay in extradition. You can quibble about the precision of the dates, …

    There goes Walkback Wally.

  40. Leigh Lowe says:

    Spud.
    What are your views of convicted criminal asylum shoppers who access Australian courts for years to avoid being shipped out?

  41. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    The idiot who, by his own definition of ruling by Executive Orders

    37 of them in a week. It’s Xiden’s Last Will and Testament before he keels over. Not unlike those fictionalised ones, where a litany of alterations to the document are blurted out as a lawyer holds the hand of the testator who is gasping for those few last breaths.

  42. Entropy says:

    Ligh, don’t ask the low life questions. Please. It only encourages it.

  43. feelthebern says:

    Apart from a WSJ alert, zero coverage.

    Biden Freezes U.S. Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, U.A.E.

    The Biden administration has imposed a temporary freeze on U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as it reviews billions of dollars in weapons transactions approved by former President Donald Trump, according to U.S. officials.

    Also, zero coverage about the ongoing build up of US forces in Syria.
    Fuck you legacy media.
    They’re going to cheer lead the US into an clusterfuck in Syria, just like they did with Iraq.

  44. 1735099 says:

    1. The ridiculous delay in extradition. You can quibble about the precision of the dates, …

    There goes Walkback Wally.

    You can’t tell the difference between a walkback and repetition.
    Try again.

  45. Struth says:

    Josh Friedeggburger is deliberately equating Nazism with those opposed to his own Nazi , socialist agenda….the only difference being the national part, but in typical fashion, most of the right let him off with the assumption he’s just misled or confused.
    He is a piece of shit and a traitor to Australia ….nothing less. He is part of a tyrannical government that have placed themselves above the rule of law and taken us all hostage, destroyed the nation and divided it up into little commo fiefdoms loyal to the communist UN.
    That’s the truth of it, and in times past people like him and Sco Mo would have been taken out and shot.

  46. Mother Lode says:

    Alt-right Twitter troll ‘Ricky Vaughn’ busted for voter disinformation

    Disinformation? NYT and WaPo must be shitting themselves. Oh, wait.

    Anyway, there was a guy in the last election that was putting out severe misinformation. He was saying things like he would not be banning fracking, that he would get the daily vaccinations up to a 1 million per day when the other guy had already achieved that, and that he would create jobs.

    He will doubtless get off on the grounds of non compos mentis.

  47. Roger says:

    …that he would get the daily vaccinations up to a 1 million per day when the other guy had already achieved that…

    Someone at the ABC wrote a piece pointing out that Biden was lying about that.

    It has been disappeared.

  48. Zyconoclast says:

    “See. I don’t use a comb. I must be mad.”

    That explains this

  49. Struth says:

    And I noted how correct you were about Sky news Lizzie.
    Suck holes to the party.
    Even Rowan Dean was pathetic last night.
    All bluster and then when he gets one of these cock heads from the Federal government on his show, like Josh last night, when it counts, he didn’t give one hard question and probably stayed within the arranged questions prior to the show.
    Pathetic.

  50. Mater says:

    My point was to draw attention to three facts.
    1. The ridiculous delay in extradition. You can quibble about the precision of the dates, but that doesn’t alter the fact that there was an incredible delay, and the alleged victims were harmed both by that and the original alleged crimes.

    Why the need to lie about it?
    A six year court battle not sensational or usual enough for you to smear their legal system?

    🤥

  51. Mother Lode says:

    according to the ABC it took six years for Australia to make an extradition request.

    I suspect it took six years for the DFAT to draft a request that did not start with “Dear lackey of the fascist Zionist regime”, and strewn throughout with references to eating Palestinian babies, blood libel, plans for world domination, secret orders, pacts with Satan, and the poisonous well spring at the heart of all Kabbalah.

    The original draft was 74 pages long, but some of those pages were pictures.

    The final version was half a page of A4.

  52. Stimpson J. Cat says:

    Frydenberg is equating Proud Boys with the Holocaust and says if we are not careful it will all happen again because of the “far right extremist” groups being allowed to get about.

    Yet Josh has no objections to using 750 grand of taxpayer funds,
    some of which almost certainly potentially hold such ‘far right extremist ‘ views,
    to fund a museum.
    In Canberra.

    Chutzpah,
    is the word I think you are looking for, yes?

    Oh well,
    I suppose it’s better than taxpayer funded coloring books.
    😂

  53. Mater says:

    1. The ridiculous delay in extradition. You can quibble about the precision of the dates, …

    Hahahaaaaaa…

    “The round went through the roof of the tent, because I pointed the muzzle in the air, as recommended.”

    But it was a bullseye because the round went where you were pointing the weapon, right?
    Let’s not “quibble about the precision…”.

  54. Mother Lode says:

    Meanwhile, Bill Shorten, loyal servant of the ALP, is scampering around telling anyone who will listen that “ I have learnt the lessons of defeat…”

    I thought he already knew how to.

  55. Dr Faustus says:

    Overall, you’d have to say the Issraeli justice system comes out looking pretty good.

    Difficult case: resisted extradition, noisy activist support for the perp, well-coordinated mental incapacity performance, political interference in the process by an arsewipe minister. Nothing particularly unique in a western democracy.

    Slow, but the final result was:

    • Leifer to face criminal allegations in court (albeit an Andrews court);
    • procedural justice seen to be done – limited wriggle room in a VikCourt to claim violation of Leifer’s Uman Rights on the way in;
    • Arsewipe minister named, shamed and referred to police for interfering in the extradition proceedings.

    A beacon of independent justice – and not just in the MENA.

  56. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “1735099
    #3739700, posted on January 28, 2021 at 9:11 am
    People wonder why I call him a racist….because he is one.

    Just a gentle reminder that Judaism is a religion, not a race, and Joos, like Catholics and Mooslums, belong to a wide range of ethnicities.

    Every time you use that term on the basis of criticism of Israel, you demonstrate your ignorance.

    People don’t wonder, by the way.
    They are aware of your lack of vocabulary.”

    Just a gentle reminder that we Jooos are a separate ethno-religious group…unlike Catholics and unlike Mueslis. Even a cursory look at something like Wikipedia….which you frequently love to copy and paste from….will tell you that.

    Interesting that you are now spruiking the line that we Joooos “belong to a wide range of ethnicities”…this is the standard fodder thrown about by anti-Israel activists and pro-Palestinian and BDS groups to insinuate that Jooos have no ethnic/ancestral claim to the land of Israel. So tell me Bob, do you believe the proven lie that Ashkenazi Jooos are actually descendants of the Khazars? That theory is a firm favourite among anti-Israel activists.

    Yes, people do wonder about you, by the way.
    Almost everyone here is aware of your lack of vocabulary, your lack of knowledge and your racism.
    But here you are, day after day, spruiking your lies and nonsense and everyday getting trounced.

    Carry on.

  57. Zyconoclast says:

    Oh well,
    I suppose it’s better than taxpayer funded coloring books.

    Neither are ok.

    SloMo & Frydemburgers spending make Rudd & Sawn look like stingy misers.

  58. Mother Lode says:

    Several in his Grampians group may have also been ex-military. Photos show some wearing army-issued boots and packs

    Well I am sure they have access to some specialised aids for military matters.

    Like this.

  59. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Difficult case: resisted extradition, noisy activist support for the perp, well-coordinated mental incapacity performance, political interference in the process by an arsewipe minister. Nothing particularly unique in a western democracy.”

    Exactly.

  60. Arky says:

    Almost everyone here is aware of your lack of vocabulary, your lack of knowledge and…”
    ..

    Don’t forget his skill with percentages.

  61. Arky says:

    Almost everyone here is aware of your lack of vocabulary, your lack of knowledge and…”
    ..

    Don’t forget his skill with percentages

  62. feelthebern says:

    WallStreetBets Responds To The SEC: “Eat A D!ck”

    “To the SEC retards in this sub: go fuck yourself. Why don’t you start investigating why companies can shut down trading so their hedge fund buddies don’t lose money. But when people lose money it’s completely ok. Eat a dick.”

  63. Roger says:

    Meanwhile, Bill Shorten, loyal servant of the ALP, is scampering around telling anyone who will listen that “ I have learnt the lessons of defeat…”

    Only to hear in response, “Sorry Bill, I’m not getting the vibe this time.”

  64. twostix says:

    Frydenberg is equating Proud Boys with the Holocaust and says if we are not careful it will all happen again because of the “far right extremist” groups being allowed to get about.

    Loathes and hates the working Liberal base.

  65. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Meanwhile, Bill Shorten, loyal servant of the ALP, is scampering around telling anyone who will listen that “ I have learnt the lessons of defeat…””

    Chloe still has those curtain measurements.

  66. Mother Lode says:

    Mother Lode
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    #3739731, posted on January 28, 2021 at 9:41 am

    Okay, let me try that again.

    according to the ABC it took six years for Australia to make an extradition request.

    I suspect it took six years for the DFAT to draft a request that did not start with “Dear lackey of the fascist Zinc-onist regime”, and strewn throughout with references to eating Palestinian babies, blood libel, plans for world domination, secret orders, pacts with Satan, and the poisonous well spring at the heart of all Kab-balah.

    The original draft was 74 pages long, but some of those pages were pictures.

    The final version was half a page of A4.

  67. Mother Lode says:

    Mother Lode
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    #3739757, posted on January 28, 2021 at 10:10 am

    Screw it. I give up.

  68. H B Bear says:

    Poor old Peanut Head. Imagine being groomed for a job your whole life and blowing it. At least Dick Pratt isn’t around to see his one time son-in-law languishing in Opposition.

  69. Stimpson J. Cat says:

    Neither are ok.

    SloMo & Frydemburgers spending make Rudd & Sawn look like stingy misers.

    Can you imagine a world where the phrase
    ‘Never Again ‘ was used to stop the waste of taxpayer funds?
    Why not?
    😂

  70. H B Bear says:

    Chloe still has those curtain measurements.

    Must be time to chuck them and Peanut Head in the bin. What does Mummy reckon?

  71. jupes says:

    Josh is over egging the kugel.

    Don’t forget the dickheads at ASIO are telling him that they spend 40% of their time spying on garage Nazis.

  72. incoherent rambler says:

    For the love of all things great – won’t someone PLEASE think of the special debauchery occasions?

    I’m thinking of them.

  73. dover_beach says:

    Michael Tracey
    @mtracey
    ·
    4h
    Democrats have only controlled the government for a week and pro-Trump online trolls are already being indicted for criminal “conspiracies” involving the posting of memes on Twitter in 2016

    It’s clear who the fascists are now.

  74. pete m says:

    Feelthebern i wonder if jc managed his stop loss at $300 when the stock opened at $355? Hope all is ok jc.

    That guy holding on is braver than most. I’d have sold out at $30.

  75. Top Ender says:

    High flyer: B-52 bomber will last 100 years

    MICHAEL EVANS

    Through the Cold War, Vietnam, the war on terror and into the present day, the B-52 Stratofortress strategic bomber has been America’s most dependable airborne platform for deterring a nuclear holocaust and waging mass conventional strikes.

    Now, after 65 years in service, there is every expectation that with planned new engines and avionic updates, this mighty symbol of US military potency could celebrate its centenary in operational service in 2055, a unique milestone in aerospace history.

    While the Pentagon waits for the first flight of the next-generation strategic bomber, the exotically shaped and stealthy B-21 Raider, due next year, the US Defence Department has officially decided to extend the life of the B-52 to 2050 and beyond.

    An air force request to suppliers for quieter and more fuel-efficient engines, of which there are eight on each aircraft, should make it possible for the B-52 not only to reach its centenary but to do so with less need for mid-air refuelling.

    At present, the engines give an un-refuelled range of about 14,000km; the new ones could extend that to more than 19,800km. Rolls-Royce is among the companies competing for the contract for 608 new engines.

    The B-52 may be a relic of the Cold War but it is still relied on by the Pentagon as a “big stick” to be reckoned with. It is an extraordinary aviation story. No such longevity will be granted to the bat-winged B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, which came into service in 1993 and is likely to be phased out from 2032, a mere 39 years.

    The B-52 has gone through a series of refits and upgrades to save it from the scrap heap. The eight-engined Big Ugly Fat Fellow, as it is affectionately known, has a wing span of 56m and a distinctive nose that inspired the 1960s beehive hairstyle. The cultural references expanded with the eponymous US band forming in 1976, and legend has it that the cocktail was invented a year later.

    Standing under the wings of one of the earlier versions, the B-52G, on display at the national museum of nuclear science and history in Albuquerque, New Mexico, gives an idea of what a mouse must feel when shadowed by a golden eagle. However, it is not just its size and huge weapons payload, nuclear or conventional, that has given the B-52 its awesome reputation. It is an aircraft that is as happy flying at low altitude, down to 200ft with terrain-following radar, as it is at 50,000ft.

    When retired air force colonel Fran Gibbons flew the B-52 on nuclear-deterrent operations in 1976, he already thought of it as an old aircraft; after all, it was designed in 1948 and had its maiden flight in 1952. “I’m 68, so the B-52 is about my age. And I’m retired with seven grandchildren,” he said.

    In the 1960s, it had a round-the-clock deterrent role with a dozen B-52s on continuous airborne alert, packed with nuclear bombs, in an operation codenamed Chrome Dome. The bombers’ bellies were painted white to deflect the heat of a nuclear explosion.

    The threat of nuclear war diminished in the late 1970s and 1980s but Colonel Gibbons never forgets the responsibility he carried with him every time he flew.

    “There was always a sense of gravity, and you had to keep up with the news,” he said. “I flew three or four times a month for eight to 13 hours at a time, one week on, two weeks off. It was a large aircraft to fly but it was safe and always brought me home.”

    As part of Operation Desert Storm in 1991, during the Gulf War, B-52s delivered 40 per cent of all the weapons brought in for the US-led coalition air forces, underlining the effectiveness of the plane in a conventional role. It also played a prominent strike role in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria.

    Today, 76 of the H models are in operation, frequently flying in pairs from their base in North Dakota to the Middle East and South China Sea to demonstrate to potential adversaries — Iran and China — that the B-52 should never be underestimated.

    THE TIMES

  76. Black Ball says:

    FMD. From the Hun:

    ‘Australia’s cricket hierarchy has fired a thinly veiled missile back at England Test legends it believes are trying to undermine Tim Paine’s captaincy before next summer’s Ashes.
    While they were not publicly named, it is believed outspoken England greats Michael Vaughan, Kevin Pietersen and Darren Gough were the target of Paine’s leadership as Australia announced its South African touring party.
    Australian officials are privately seething at vicious attacks on Paine’s character from former players on the other side of the world, interpreting them as a below-the-belt Ashes conspiracy.’

    And what were these ‘vicious’ innuendos you ask?

    ‘Vaughan claimed Australia would not miss Paine’s leadership and declared Alex Carey should replace him immediately, while Pietersen slammed the Tasmanian as “not an Australian captain” and “not a good enough player”.

    So paid commentators are allowed to offer their opinions on cricket matters? Most of cricket fans in this country would agree with those former players.

  77. Leigh Lowe says:

    • Leifer to face criminal allegations in court (albeit an Andrews court);
    • procedural justice seen to be done – limited wriggle room in a VikCourt to claim violation of Leifer’s Uman Rights on the way in;
    • Arsewipe minister named, shamed and referred to police for interfering in the extradition proceedings.

    Faustus.
    On point one.
    It is conceivable that a foreign court could refuse extradition in a high profile case based on the Pell stitch-up.

  78. JC says:

    No kidding. This isn’t funny anymore.

    Here we go: DOJ will create an “Office of Climate Justice.”

    Why stop there? Create the Fashion Police.

  79. Top Ender says:

    And if you’ve never seen a B-52 up close, there’s one in Darwin at the Aviation Museum!

  80. dover_beach says:

    Josh Caplan
    @joshdcaplan
    THE VERGE: Discord bans r/WallStreetBets server

    ‘The Machine’ is angry, my friends.

  81. JC says:

    Hello, I’m Dirk Digler head of the Climate Justice office.

  82. feelthebern says:

    DB, did you see what Michael Tracy posted earlier in the day.
    A post saying that Trump stole the election from Hillary.
    After no twitter “misinformation” warning he retweeted their hypocrisy.

  83. calli says:

    It’s clear who the fascists are now.

    The Lists have had four years to grow.

  84. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Biden Freezes U.S. Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, U.A.E.

    obummer is a crypto-shiite. kerry made a squillion from the iran deal and clearly hopes to duplicate that bit of success. guaranteed that the funding to is lamic funda mentalism will quietly resume.

  85. Leigh Lowe says:

    Cassie of Sydney

    #3739756, posted on January 28, 2021 at 10:09 am

    “Meanwhile, Bill Shorten, loyal servant of the ALP, is scampering around telling anyone who will listen that “ I have learnt the lessons of defeat…””

    Chloe still has those curtain measurements.

    They look of barely suppressed seething anger on her face on election night was something to behold.

  86. Dr Faustus says:

    Must be time to chuck them and Peanut Head in the bin. What does Mummy reckon?

    Memo to Chlöe: Darling, you’re getting a bit long in the tooth to hang on to a smokin’ hot stud muffin like Willie. Get in first (and don’t let him go to the football on his own).

  87. Mother Lode says:

    Don’t forget the dickheads at ASIO are telling him that they spend 40% of their time spying on garage Nazis.

    So what are these ‘garage’ Nazis, even if they exist, doing that warrants this level of scrutiny?

    And given that these groups are most likely merely exuberantly nationalistic who think we don’t need immigration and Mueslis are a problem, or even possibly white supremacists LARPing (which, while odious, is more sad than a threat), what are they actually doing?

    Did they refuse to serve a raghead in their shop? Ask an Asian if they prefer their hot dogs to be poodles or corgis?

    Honestly, it would be in ASIO’s best interest to do a perp walk with someone who tried to blow up a mosque, kidnap a diplomat demanding all Chinese leave Australia or such.

    Theirs is a most eloquent silence.

  88. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Here we go: DOJ will create an “Office of Climate Justice.”

    It is not good enough to tolerate the green theocracy, everyone must actively worship, kow tow and make heavy sacrifices to this green marxist deity. This is the point of Great Reset™

  89. 1735099 says:

    Josh Friedeggburger is deliberately equating Nazism with those opposed to his own Nazi , socialist agenda

    Josh – the Jooish Nazi.
    Twilight zone stuff…….only on Catallaxy😂

  90. JC says:

    Even the cheaters ought to be embarrassed with what they’ve done. Just get a load of this spectacle of dementia.

    https://twitter.com/JFNYC1/status/1354417845363499008

    FMD

  91. 1735099 says:

    A post saying that Trump stole the election from Hillary.

    Bullshit, but about as likely as saying Biden stole the election from Trump.

  92. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Josh – the Jooish Nazi.
    Twilight zone stuff…….only on Catallaxy😂”

    Go to any anti-Israel demonstration and you’ll see many posters and banners comparing Israel and Jooos to Nazis.

    Twilight zone stuff indeed.

  93. H B Bear says:

    But NamBob it was her turn!

  94. calli says:

    Just get a load of this spectacle of dementia.

    Yeah, but they stopped Trump’s Mean Tweets.

  95. dover_beach says:

    DB, did you see what Michael Tracy posted earlier in the day.
    A post saying that Trump stole the election from Hillary.
    After no twitter “misinformation” warning he retweeted their hypocrisy.

    I liked it last night. Will go and find his response. He’s very good value.

  96. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    THE VERGE: Discord bans r/WallStreetBets server

    The system is supposed to be rigged against the little guys. You can’t have the little guys pulling a swifty on institutional “smart” money.

    Speaking of rigged it is foolish for the GOP to continue playing in a game that is clearly rigged against them. They should resign on mass and call for mass civil disobedience. Pretending the game is fair and free
    only points to the GOP’s complicitness in the rigged system.

  97. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Plibersek is a worry. She originates from the rabidly left UTS journalism school, and is Queen of the deep inner-city and inner-west socialists. She reminds me of Natasha Snot Despoiler, who got Abbott to give her a top Wymmins position. There is a level of duplicity there, of saying one thing in a soothing manner and then doing something underhand and leftist once in power. Plibersek has played a canny card by going regularly on the Alan Jones show to improve her profile as a centrist (which she is not), after having a huffy walk-out learning moment and then a big kiss and make up with Alan. She is a mother hen type there, vs all the younger Coalition up and comers such as Amanda Stoker. Sweet reason can look so reasonable until it isn’t. Warning: this woman could knock off Scottie if Labor get behind her in Sydney’s outer west and south. Tradies have wives.

  98. Top Ender says:

    The NSW Department of Education has spent more than $35,000 refurbishing government offices to create a “culturally safe yarning circle”, sparking claims of a waste of taxpayer money and ridicule online.

    NSW Education Group Deputy Secretary School Improvement and Education Reform Georgina Harrisson posted online images of the revamp at its Parramatta offices, saying the new space, created with the Aboriginal Education Team, would “provide a culturally safe work space”.

    The colourful meeting room features round tables, indigenous designs on stools, didgeridoos in a corner and more than $5000 worth of window glazing to include an indigenous design.

    One Nation NSW leader Mark Latham intends to take the matter to budget estimates next month, and quizzed Education Minister Sarah Mitchell about it in the NSW parliamentary questions on notice.

    He said that the state had the fastest falling school results in the world, and it was “self-indulgent” for the department to build such a space.

    “It is ridiculous and unnecessary to create a culturally safe yarning circle,” he said.

    “How many people in the Department of Education Parramatta offices would feel unsafe with an indigenous background?

    “You would think it would be the most accommodating of workplace environments.

    “There’s no evidence it’s an unsafe work environment.

    “Why aren’t they focusing on education policy, with NSW having the fastest falling school results in the world.”

    In response to his parliamentary question, Ms Mitchell answered:

    “At its head office in Parramatta, the Department of Education purchased furniture and window glazing for a large-scale, multipurpose conference room that can be used flexibly to support a number of different working structures.

    “The furniture cost $29,226.40 plus GST and window glazing $4641.98 plus GST.”

    NSW Education Secretary Mark Scott said that “conference rooms require furniture and this is not a waste of money”.

    “It’s not unusual for organisations to have themed work spaces,” he said, in response to questions about the cost, purpose of the circle and whether it would be open to all.

    “The department purchased furniture with Aboriginal designs and window glazing to reflect the recently signed Partnership Agreement with the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group.

    “The furniture is for a large-scale, multi-purpose conference room that will be used by many.”

    The reception on social media to the colourful revamp has been less than kind, with many questioning the taxpayer dollar cost, while others said it looked like it was made in China and was designed for “Kath and Kim”. Some asked if “printed fabrics” were enough to make a space “culturally safe”.

    “Beats Buddha heads and a trickle fountain I suppose,” another commented.

    “Yarning circles” have been adopted by various government and non-government organisations in recent years and are promoted as a way to “build respectful relationships and pass on cultural knowledge”, drawing on traditions within Aboriginal culture.

    Daily Tele with comments open if you can climb the paywall

  99. feelthebern says:

    I liked it last night. Will go and find his response. He’s very good value.

    He’s another one of the far left who are screaming about the censorship by big tech.

  100. Dr Faustus says:

    Here we go: DOJ will create an “Office of Climate Justice.”

    I’m thinking mass market opportunity here: Junior C-Men – with badge, code book and special X-ray sunglasses.

  101. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    High flyer: B-52 bomber will last 100 years

    Interesting how there’s still a need for a very large bomb truck. I suspect the advent of drone swarm tactics will just make them even more essential as a platform for carrying vast payloads of drones.

    Maybe the defense sector in the US might want to design a new very heavy bomber before the wings fall off these century-old aeroplanes.

  102. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Plibs is another in the ilk of Amanda Keller, doyen of WSFM, the once-was Western Sydney station, and with a still loyal listenership in those broad acres of housing estates. Knowing where his bread is buttered, Scottie is on there often. Keller is married to an ABC poobah, lives in Coogee, but plays the Western Suburbs harp. She was appalling re Cardinal Pell, whipping up the ‘justified’ frenzy, and is similarly revolting on matters climatic. All done, of course, with sweet reason from the highest of female moral ground.

  103. lotocoti says:

    Today, 76 of the H models are in operation, frequently flying in pairs from their base in North Dakota to the Middle East and South China Sea to demonstrate to potential adversaries — Iran and China — that the B-52 should never be underestimated.

    They were out and about for some reason, yesterday.

  104. Mother Lode says:

    The colourful meeting room features round tables, indigenous designs on stools, didgeridoos in a corner and more than $5000 worth of window glazing to include an indigenous design.

    I think I know why Aboriginal technology and culture was stagnant for millennia.

    Because it was so expensive they could not afford it.

    Otherwise when Captain Cook rocked up he would have found the locals sitting on stools at round tables beneath their glazed windows laying down some smooth tunes on their didgeridoos.

    They may even have offered them a Nespresso latte.

  105. dover_beach says:

    Bullshit,

    LOL. Lefties now denying ever claiming that Clinton was robbed by Russian shenanigans over the last five years.

  106. feelthebern says:

    They may even have offered them a Nespresso latte.

    Sounds more like a place where you take DMT.

  107. Indolent says:

    the Jooish Nazi.
    Twilight zone stuff…

    Every heard of George Soros?

  108. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    “Yarning circles” have been adopted by various government and non-government organisations in recent years and are promoted as a way to “build respectful relationships and pass on cultural knowledge”, drawing on traditions within Aboriginal culture.

    mass psychosis

  109. H B Bear says:

    Plibbers is hard Left like Gillard but without any demonstrable record of achievement as a Minister. Top of the deadwood pile.

  110. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    The Dismal Summer. In accordance with the historical record, most rodents have left the Winter Palace at the conclusion of spring and do not return to the comforts I provide until March. They are still here. Buying rodenticides during January is foreign to me. I suspect that these critters are more finely attuned to global warming than ol’ Flanners. As they continue to frolic indoors, there are snakes, owls, kookas and raptors who are missing a good feed.

  111. Leigh Lowe says:

    “Yarning circles” have been adopted by various government and non-government organisations in recent years and are promoted as a way to “build respectful relationships and pass on cultural knowledge”, drawing on traditions within Aboriginal culture.

    Obviously “yarn” is a nod to the ancient indigenous spinning and weaving mills.
    I saw a Nactivist on the telly on Straya day wearing a printed t-shirt with a corporate style logo … “y’arn”.
    Not sure why the apostrophe was required, but no doubt “y’arn” is one of the First People’s Tax-Eater tribes.

  112. Tailgunner says:

    My intel suggests silver is the next target of the r/WSB pedes.
    AG – First Majestic Silver Corp.
    😎😎
    Target – JP Morgan.

  113. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Plibersek is a worry. She originates from the rabidly left UTS journalism school, and is Queen of the deep inner-city and inner-west socialists.

    Speaking of such Albo is dumping steamingly-green Mark Butler because of coal seats in the Hunter.

    Butler dumped as Labor’s climate opposition collapses at a truly pivotal moment (28 Jan)

    It’s odd how climate news tend to rhyme and counter itself across the world in perfect unison. Joe Biden has just announced a huge raft of major new climate policies, after coming to power off a campaign that focused heavily on climate. It’s a big moment, and it’s being received well by both the American energy industries and by the progressive activists that helped shape Biden’s policies.

    Back in Australia, the news that opposition climate spokesman Mark Butler is losing the climate change portfolio to a member of the party’s right wing was leaked to media. What a contrast. As the federal government sinks even deeper into a climate and energy funk, the opposition marks this major global climate moment by sacking one of their best.

    The total absence of any countering force to pressure a government that’s become stunningly and openly destructive on climate is a dark moment for Australia, and it’s worth exploring how we got here.

    The journo is off with the climate fairies of course: he’s a Guardianista. But it’s fun that Albo is so pressured by Josh’s terror of PHON that’s he’s prepared to burn the green-left like this.

    I wonder if Plibs will now stage a leadership coup to save the planet?

  114. Vicki says:

    Lizzie, you are absolutely right about Plibersek. She is a force to be reckoned with, & is theLabor leader I fear the most.

    She is intelligent, politically canny – she understood the time was not right for a run on the leadership after the last election – & she emanates a caring persona. This, & her undoubted advantage, in today’s world, of being female, makes her a formidable opponent for Morrison.

    A lot of her attributes do indeed disguise the fact that she epitomises the Woke, inner city, socialist/environmental warrior.

    I am hoping that an easier political target will overthrow Albo, which is inevitable.

  115. notafan says:

    You should migrate to twitter Bob, its your natural environment and yes js as Nazis is a popular meme, with the left and the palis.

  116. candy says:

    In one of those clips Biden had trouble finding the pocket of his suit jacket to put his pen back in and kept jabbing away at the pocket. Then looks in his pants pocket for something, got nothing, and then tries to get another pen out of the tray on the table but his fingers are slipping around and then realises he didn’t need another pen.

    Slow motion confusion around a pen. You’d almost feel sorry for him.

  117. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Under five thousand bucks for some window glazing: that’s cheap if it includes installation, given what we’re paying to reglaze our sunroom, around twenty thousand including a simple sliding door. It will be thirty thousand more if we go ahead with the terrace, on hold until all birdies are weaned from our care.

    Friends around on Australia Day live in an apartment block of 20, where the Owners Corp have just received quotes for re-glazing the front windows of all apartments. Quotes were so expensive they ditched the project.

  118. Tailgunner says:

    Yep, r/WSB has been deep sixed!!!
    Time for them to relocate to patriot.win!?

  119. H B Bear says:

    GM Over in the West the rats have gorged themselves on mulberries and enjoying the great outdoors. I won’t hear anything from them until they resume their touch rugby in the roof cavity over winter. I trapped a couple who I thought were taking the piss walking about on the patio during the day but the whole thing is pretty futile.

  120. Top Ender says:

    Never started watching when it was realised what idiocy it was – Luke confirms it….

    Woke vanity of Bridgerton whitewashes the struggle
    LUKE SLATTERY

    Episode four of new Netflix period romp and bodice-ripper Bridgerton begins with a visit to court filmed in the gilded interior of Lancaster House. Lady Violet Bridgerton and her winsome daughter Daphne stroll past flocks of sumptuously dressed multicultural dukes and duchesses — African, Caribbean, Indian. The climax of the scene is an encounter with Queen Charlotte, the putative black monarch.

    So much froth and bubble. Let’s consider the facts.

    English court society in the early 19th century was a white elite atop a multiracial empire. The hereditary aristocracy was morally censorious and ethnically narrow. It owed its wealth to inherited property and the profits made by slavers, plantation owners and commercial entities such as the British East India Company that were busy ransacking India. Edmund Burke, the father of British conservatism, regarded his campaign against the company’s plunder of India the “cause on which I value myself the most”.

    Nor is there any solid evidence that the German-born Queen Charlotte was black. That’s really just a genealogical theory prosecuted by amateur Portuguese historian Mario de Valdes y Cocom. It has been pinballing around the internet and has met with scant scholarly support — but hey, it’s good enough for Netflix.

    Bridgerton’s Queen Charlotte appears to be a formidable and manipulative monarch, but in reality she was restricted to the care of her husband, the mad King George III, and her many children, her influence on matters of state being indirect and in the form of recommendations.

    From the moment of the king’s incapacitation, the British Empire was ruled by the ostentatious and famously corpulent future George IV as prince regent, and Queen Charlotte’s world — though not her skin colour — manifestly darkened. The Regency era began in 1811. Bridgerton opens in 1813, when it was in full swing.

    As Australians we are inclined to look at this period with eyes unclouded by sentiment and a keen appreciation of the harsh reality behind Regency glamour. Australia is a Georgian project. The numbers of convicts sent to these shores rose sharply during the Regency period when petty crime was on the rise, moving in lockstep with economic misery and population growth. Historian Peter Gay, in his groundbreaking study of the period, concludes that the law “grew more stringent, religiously safeguarding property — or, rather, safeguarding property as if it were a new religion”.

    Eight convict ships left England for NSW in 1813, the year Bridgerton opens. In the series there is a fleeting nod to this background social reality, but only as a cautionary tale of the fate that may await one of its characters if she fails to behave correctly.

    The costumes are gorgeous, the backdrops magisterial — but Bridgerton offers a weak-headed, saccharine, shallow and partial vision of Regency society. Central to this vision is the notion of a multicultural aristocracy in which the exploited races become not only the beneficiaries of imperial exploitation but members of the exploitative class: the ruling elite. Imagine a World War II film in which a cast of Orthodox Jews plays Hitler’s henchmen. It’s that degree of nuts.

    At one point in the series the Duke of Hastings (played by English-Zimbabwean actor Rege-Jean Page) and Lady Danbury (Adjoa Andoh) add some conceptual depth to the largely visual picture of a benign multicultural aristocracy. Remarks Lady Danbury: “Look at our queen, look at our king. Look at their marriage, look at everything it is doing for us, what it is allowing us to become. We were two separate societies, divided by colour until a king fell in love with one of us.”

    Nice idea. But the king fell in love with a German princess. The black queen theory, wild as it is, asserts only that Charlotte’s line, five centuries earlier, was linked to a woman of Moorish — though not necessarily African — descent. To put it another way, if Charlotte were African then so, too, was her son, the prince regent. And nobody has ever seen evidence of that.

    This seems to be Bridgerton’s logic: by injecting people of colour into the upper echelons of Regency society, we perform an act of historical redress or restitution. Turn the apex of British society in the Regency era into an overdressed version of the crowd you might encounter today at a bar in Kensington or Soho, or maybe Paddo in Sydney, and tolerance is magically normalised. It no longer seems like a historical exception.

    However, by denying the reality of racial and social injustice, the series erases historical reality: real people have struggled and died for a more tolerant and equal world. It’s a whitewash.

    The writers of the Bridgerton series and the popular novel on which it is based claim these distortions are legitimised because the historical vision is at heart a fantasy. That’s bosh. Game of Thrones is a fantasy; it could never be mistaken for a real time or place. Bridgerton goes to extraordinary lengths to immerse its viewers in the architecture of the Regency period, the dress codes of the period, its hairstyles, social customs, mores, values, mating rituals, even its diction and speech patterns. It is, by and large, historically accurate. Its fantasies are restricted to two contemporary political pieties: race and gender.

    I suppose pieties have their place. Colourblind casting worked quite well in the 2019 comedydrama The Personal History of David Copperfield, based on Charles Dickens’s most autobiographical novel. But that film, with Dev Patel as Copperfield, fixes a sharp eye on the cruel realities of class and the treacherous snakes-and-ladders game of social opportunity that its eponymous hero is forced to play.

    Bridgerton, to the contrary, conflates class and race to create a fantastical multicultural gentry that serves only to erase politics, erase history and erase memory.

    At best it’s a form of extravagant virtue signalling. At worst it’s the cinematic love child of agitprop and cancel culture. But it trivialises the political history of race and colour. And it’s decidedly off-colour.

  121. 1735099 says:

    Plibs is another in the ilk of Amanda Keller, doyen of WSFM, the once-was Western Sydney station, and with a still loyal listenership in those broad acres of housing estates.

    Careful Lizzie!
    Your condescending elitism is showing.
    That’s very 1960s.
    Broad acres of housing estates are occupied by your fellow Australians.

  122. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    You should migrate to twitter Bob

    We wish. He’s a fish on a bicycle here.

  123. Dot says:

    People with long positions who can muscle out hedge funds are garage Nayzees.

  124. notafan says:

    Rick re Mrs Court she was a mature adult Catholic* and left the church to start her own sect, without any further ado, bad theology.
    *at one time involved in charismatic movement

  125. Top Ender says:

    Never started watching when it was realised what idiocy it was – Luke confirms it….

    Woke vanity of Bridgerton whitewashes the struggle
    LUKE SLATTERY

    Episode four of new Netflix period romp and bodice-ripper Bridgerton begins with a visit to court filmed in the gilded interior of Lancaster House. Lady Violet Bridgerton and her winsome daughter Daphne stroll past flocks of sumptuously dressed multicultural dukes and duchesses — African, Caribbean, Indian. The climax of the scene is an encounter with Queen Charlotte, the putative black monarch.

    So much froth and bubble. Let’s consider the facts.

    English court society in the early 19th century was a white elite atop a multiracial empire. The hereditary aristocracy was morally censorious and ethnically narrow. It owed its wealth to inherited property and the profits made by slavers, plantation owners and commercial entities such as the British East India Company that were busy ransacking India. Edmund Burke, the father of British conservatism, regarded his campaign against the company’s plunder of India the “cause on which I value myself the most”.

    Nor is there any solid evidence that the German-born Queen Charlotte was black. That’s really just a genealogical theory prosecuted by amateur Portuguese historian Mario de Valdes y Cocom. It has been pinballing around the internet and has met with scant scholarly support — but hey, it’s good enough for Netflix.

    Bridgerton’s Queen Charlotte appears to be a formidable and manipulative monarch, but in reality she was restricted to the care of her husband, the mad King George III, and her many children, her influence on matters of state being indirect and in the form of recommendations.

    From the moment of the king’s incapacitation, the British Empire was ruled by the ostentatious and famously corpulent future George IV as prince regent, and Queen Charlotte’s world — though not her skin colour — manifestly darkened. The Regency era began in 1811. Bridgerton opens in 1813, when it was in full swing.

    As Australians we are inclined to look at this period with eyes unclouded by sentiment and a keen appreciation of the harsh reality behind Regency glamour. Australia is a Georgian project. The numbers of convicts sent to these shores rose sharply during the Regency period when petty crime was on the rise, moving in lockstep with economic misery and population growth. Historian Peter Gay, in his groundbreaking study of the period, concludes that the law “grew more stringent, religiously safeguarding property — or, rather, safeguarding property as if it were a new religion”.

    Eight convict ships left England for NSW in 1813, the year Bridgerton opens. In the series there is a fleeting nod to this background social reality, but only as a cautionary tale of the fate that may await one of its characters if she fails to behave correctly.

    The costumes are gorgeous, the backdrops magisterial — but Bridgerton offers a weak-headed, saccharine, shallow and partial vision of Regency society. Central to this vision is the notion of a multicultural aristocracy in which the exploited races become not only the beneficiaries of imperial exploitation but members of the exploitative class: the ruling elite. Imagine a World War II film in which a cast of Orthodox J ews plays Hitler’s henchmen. It’s that degree of nuts.

    At one point in the series the Duke of Hastings (played by English-Zimbabwean actor Rege-Jean Page) and Lady Danbury (Adjoa Andoh) add some conceptual depth to the largely visual picture of a benign multicultural aristocracy. Remarks Lady Danbury: “Look at our queen, look at our king. Look at their marriage, look at everything it is doing for us, what it is allowing us to become. We were two separate societies, divided by colour until a king fell in love with one of us.”

    Nice idea. But the king fell in love with a German princess. The black queen theory, wild as it is, asserts only that Charlotte’s line, five centuries earlier, was linked to a woman of Moorish — though not necessarily African — descent. To put it another way, if Charlotte were African then so, too, was her son, the prince regent. And nobody has ever seen evidence of that.

    This seems to be Bridgerton’s logic: by injecting people of colour into the upper echelons of Regency society, we perform an act of historical redress or restitution. Turn the apex of British society in the Regency era into an overdressed version of the crowd you might encounter today at a bar in Kensington or Soho, or maybe Paddo in Sydney, and tolerance is magically normalised. It no longer seems like a historical exception.

    However, by denying the reality of racial and social injustice, the series erases historical reality: real people have struggled and died for a more tolerant and equal world. It’s a whitewash.

    The writers of the Bridgerton series and the popular novel on which it is based claim these distortions are legitimised because the historical vision is at heart a fantasy. That’s bosh. Game of Thrones is a fantasy; it could never be mistaken for a real time or place. Bridgerton goes to extraordinary lengths to immerse its viewers in the architecture of the Regency period, the dress codes of the period, its hairstyles, social customs, mores, values, mating rituals, even its diction and speech patterns. It is, by and large, historically accurate. Its fantasies are restricted to two contemporary political pieties: race and gender.

    I suppose pieties have their place. Colourblind casting worked quite well in the 2019 comedy-drama The Personal History of David Copperfield, based on Charles Dickens’s most autobiographical novel. But that film, with Dev Patel as Copperfield, fixes a sharp eye on the cruel realities of class and the treacherous snakes-and-ladders game of social opportunity that its eponymous hero is forced to play.

    Bridgerton, to the contrary, conflates class and race to create a fantastical multicultural gentry that serves only to erase politics, erase history and erase memory.

    At best it’s a form of extravagant virtue signalling. At worst it’s the cinematic love child of agitprop and cancel culture. But it trivialises the political history of race and colour. And it’s decidedly off-colour.

  126. Dot says:

    If the HotCopper retards talk up CAD, I may well become religious again.

    Insh’allah, my retarded brothers.

  127. Dr Faustus says:

    Yep, r/WSB has been deep sixed!!!
    Time for them to relocate to patriot.win!?

    John brings fruit to the garden.

    The box is on the table.

  128. mh says:

    Here it is Candy

    https://twitter.com/SchirrmannR/status/1354379294307471362?s=20

    Twitter has labelled it ‘potentially sensitive content’.

  129. feelthebern says:

    my retarded brothers.

    lol. Dot is /WSB

  130. feelthebern says:

    My /WSB feed has is now out of whack.

  131. Rex Anger says:

    A post saying that Trump stole the election from Hillary.

    Bullshit, but about as likely as saying Biden stole the election from Trump.

    Yet I am quite sure that it was not very long ago that Bobby boy or one of the Chinese/Getup!/Grig-sock trolls was triumphantly screeching about exactly such a headline. Several times, in fact…

  132. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Broad acres of housing estates are occupied by your fellow Australians.

    Many of which voted for the PHON tradie in Joel’s coal seat last election.
    Which is why the ALP are excreting building materials atm.
    Did I mention how blue collar wukkas voted for Trump in large numbers.
    The revolution of the proletariat seems to’ve done a backflip.
    You’re on the wrong side of history Numbers.

  133. stackja says:

    candy
    #3739821, posted on January 28, 2021 at 10:56 am

    USA is in a sorry state. At least, Edith seemed sensible.

  134. Tailgunner says:

    People with long positions who can muscle out hedge funds are garage Nayzees.

    Hehe
    Never take on the Anons!
    Nothing is beyond their reach!
    Silver is next, dot.
    $AG

  135. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    “Yarning circles” have been adopted by various government and non-government organisations in recent years and are promoted as a way to “build respectful relationships and pass on cultural knowledge”, drawing on traditions within Aboriginal culture.

    Then there are the Song Linesstretching their invisible threads around the continent. And late to the party, we came up with 5G to yarn and yak across the ether.

  136. feelthebern says:

    FARK now /WSB is gone.

    Big tech.
    Fuckers.

  137. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    They look of barely suppressed seething anger on her face on election night was something to behold.

    Why not? The household was packed up for the move into the Lodge, the removal truck was booked, Mummy would be over for afternoon G and T’s, there would be a cook, a nanny and a housekeeper, all Whining William had to do was win the election..

  138. Dot says:

    Wall Street Bets has been shut down for “misinformation”, “hate speech” and “glorifying violence” on Reddit, Twitter & Discord…

    Fuck off, Jamie Dimon.

    I am apoplectic about this and my colleagues ought to be filming this shit for viral bucks.

    Brrrrrr….

  139. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    That’s very 1960s.
    Broad acres of housing estates are occupied by your fellow Australians.

    You think I don’t know? It’s very 1950’s in its inception.
    And at that time it was occupied by me and my family in Housing Commission there.
    There have been a lot of changes across many new Broad Acres since then. It’s very aspirational.
    In parts. The old place where we started out is still fairly derelict though. St. Marys/Mt. Druitt area.
    Pull your head in and take it to Twitter, Numbers.

  140. notafan says:

    Seconded Cassie.

    Well established js are both a race and a religion

    Otherwise St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross would not have been murdered in Auschwitz, right?

  141. Dot says:

    This is actual HORSESHIT!

    Plus, a bloke got arrested by the Democrat FBI for 2016 memes.

    Fucking HORSESHIT!

  142. Tailgunner says:

    I posted #DraftOurDaughters here in 2016….
    Do I need a lawyer yet?
    Dot?!?!?!?

  143. feelthebern says:

    As per Dover’s original post, Michael Tracey posted the “Trump stole the election from Hillary” on twitter to demonstrate that their “misinformation” policy is horse shit.
    I’m not surprised the subtlety of it was lost.

  144. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Brigerton is utter crap. I lasted ten minutes, Hairy five.
    A woke dolly show for woke dollies. Nothing whatever to do with history.

  145. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Plus, a bloke got arrested by the Democrat FBI for 2016 memes.

    And the Trump voter who has been indicted for licking his ballot envelope.
    The prosecutor is asking for a life sentence.

  146. feelthebern says:

    So if any of the following don’t like what you’re saying, you get banned pronto.
    1) DNC.
    2) Big Tech.
    3) Wall Street.
    4) Legacy Media.

    Yep, that’s a liberal democracy in action for you.
    I can’t believe how quickly it happens.

  147. 1735099 says:

    Yet I am quite sure that it was not very long ago that Bobby boy or one of the Chinese/Getup!/Grig-sock trolls was triumphantly screeching about exactly such a headline. Several times, in fact…

    Not me, Molasses.
    Ask Mater to find it.
    He’s champing at the bit…

  148. Cassie of Sydney says:

    I note that Bobby hasn’t responded to this question…

    “So tell me Bob, do you believe the proven lie that Ashkenazi Jooos are actually descendants of the Khazars?”

    Another question….what “wide range of ethnicities” are we Jooos? This seems to contravene another of your offensive statements from a few years ago when you referred to “a Joooo from Scotland”….you didn’t refer to a “Scottish Jooo”

    The Khazar theory is a favourite among Israel haters.

  149. Dot says:

    Most prosecutors are actual psychopaths.

  150. Tailgunner says:

    The Democrats have been in control for only a week and they’re already arresting people for 2016 memes.
    Let that sink in.
    Do something,Q!
    FFS
    😳😳😳😳😳

  151. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #3739860, posted on January 28, 2021 at 11:14 am
    Brigerton is utter crap. I lasted ten minutes, Hairy five.
    A woke dolly show for woke dollies. Nothing whatever to do with history.”

    Agree Lizzie….my mother and sister told me not to bother……absolute crap

  152. stackja says:

    I gather the angry private is posting this Thursday morning. Scrolling, scrolling…

  153. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Otherwise St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross would not have been murdered in Auschwitz, right?”

    Exactly. Being a Christian in Europe didn’t save you from the gas chambers. Your “Jooooish” ethnicity was a death sentence.

  154. Dot says:

    It’s okay patriots. 👌👍🤗

    Daniel Patrick Monihayn (Q) has got this. 😎💪🤞

  155. Top Ender says:

    Very nice Lizzie!

    A woke dolly show for woke dollies

  156. Dr Faustus says:

    In On, Next Week news:

    Joel Fitzgibbon calls for changes to Labor’s leader selection rules as Albanese finalises reshuffle

    “I wouldn’t want to conflate this with current speculation about leadership but I think the rules are flawed in that they have the potential to allow someone to be the leader without the majority support of the caucus, and I think that’s very untidy,” Fitzgibbon said.

    Pumping hard at Puke Shorten’s tyres, but inflating Plibbers.
    Very untidy.

  157. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Rumblings in Texas about secession. Just wondering if the first shot in the Civil War will be fired at the Alamo.

  158. Dot says:

    Conspiring to get r/WallStreetBets banned is fucking egregious.

    That kind of shit would set me off on a course to save the local rec centre. Ahem.

  159. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Do something,Q!

    we need more cryptic clues urgently

  160. Rex Anger says:

    Not me, Molasses.
    Ask Mater to find it.
    He’s champing at the bit…

    Pretty sure it was you Bobby boy.

    Thanks for the compliment, by the way. I am naturally very sweet…

    …Except that to some people, I am so sweet I am not sweet at all (Hi Bob, baby!).

    #YouOnlyHurtTheOnesYouLove

    @Mater- If you get bored, please feel free to embarrass Bobby boy. If he didn’t post it himself here or on the Election threads, I’m pretty sure he cheered it on as an adjunct tonthe No lekshun frod heer, peasants! meme he and his fellow letwits have been spruiking since November 4th…

  161. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Brigerton … The climax of the scene is an encounter with Queen Charlotte, the putative black monarch.

    I read that and thought wouldn’t it be nice if Netflix did a show on the Honor Harrington novels. A strong wymminses starship captain who can demolish white cis-males with karate and can wield a katana like a pro. And her liege Queen Elizabeth is a very adept black lady.

    Nah, who am I kidding, the book series has Harrington endlessly beating the crap out of socialists.

  162. feelthebern says:

    Breaking news:

    Infidel Tiger is /WallStreetBets.
    That’s why he’s been absent.
    He’s been taking down the corporatist, one hedge fund at a time.

  163. Mater says:

    Ask Mater to find it.
    He’s champing at the bit…

    Nah, that noise you hear is me still laughing at your performance earlier this morning.
    Why dare me? Isn’t one addition to your list of lies enough for one day?

  164. feelthebern says:

    Corporatists.

  165. Boambee John says:

    Leigh Lowe
    #3739718, posted on January 28, 2021 at 9:24 am
    Spud.
    What are your views of convicted criminal asylum shoppers who access Australian courts for years to avoid being shipped out?

    If the ostrich were to remove his head from his rectum occasionally, he could look in a mirror, and perhaps gain some limited self-awareness, but he doesn’t, and he won’t.

  166. jupes says:

    DOJ will create an “Office of Climate Justice.”

    So the department that couldn’t see any election fraud, can now see ‘climate criminals’.

    What a world.

  167. Tailgunner says:

    The World is about to Break.
    Buckle up!
    It’s Time.

  168. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Buckle up!
    It’s Time.

    That’s what all those Whitlam ads said.
    Worked out real well.

  169. Tailgunner says:

    https://twitter.com/wsbmod/status/1354588779403743235?s=19

    WSB won’t buckle. They’ll pop up somewhere else. Keep eyes peeled!

  170. Colonel Crispin Berka says:

    Lode,

    They may even have offered them a Nespresso latte.

    My koala has nipples, Greg, do you think you could milk that too?

  171. Dot says:

    The Flying Tendiesman sails on, we salute ye mariners.

  172. mh says:

    Daily Caller
    @DailyCaller
    John Kerry is asked what his message would be to oil and gas workers who “see an end to their livelihoods”:

    “What President Biden wants to do is make sure that those folks have better choices… That they can be the people to go to work to make the solar panels.”

  173. Dot says:

    The PTA HAS NOT been disbanded!

  174. feelthebern says:

    /WallStreetBets is back on reddit.

  175. incoherent rambler says:

    Don’t trust Koalas.
    Insurrectionists.
    Little buggers hiding in trees with an AK47 stash.

  176. Dot says:

    Yessss!

    https://www.reddit.com/r/wallstreetbets/

    Yeet those fuckin’ Ivy League bailout failures, my fellow retards.

  177. feelthebern says:

    HOLD.
    HOLD.
    HOLD.

    /WallStreetBeats……the hero we’ve been looking for.

  178. Dot says:

    Massive price support coming from Mama Cortez’s ample and gorgeous bosoms of democratic communism.

    She’s a gamer girl. 🍑😍🥰😘

    A GME gal, to be precise.

  179. feelthebern says:

    Think about this.
    /WallStreetBeats just achieved in less than an hour what Parler hasn’t been able to sort out in a couple of weeks.

  180. feelthebern says:

    Bets.
    Not Beats.

  181. Mater says:

    @Mater- If you get bored, please feel free to embarrass Bobby boy.

    You must remember that Bob had been smited around the time of Trumps election.

    He was operating using a sock called ‘Smufti’.

    Smufti
    #2235088, posted on December 14, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    …So you acknowledge that the Russians were indeed in on the leaks, and that they had material on the RNC that they chose not to give to Wikileaks.
    Call it what you like – that is interference from a foreign (not necessarily benevolent) entity. Imagine if the Russians had leaked against Trump, and he’d lost by a similar margin, particularly if he’d won the popular vote (as Clinton did).
    You also expect me to believe that the CIA establishment is somehow complicit in a conspiracy against Trump.
    There needs to be an inquiry, if national security in the US has any value.
    That is, unless you believe in a new world order wherein oligarchs share international (nuclear tipped) power – one world government by another name.

  182. Delta A says:

    Bridgerton:

    At best it’s a form of extravagant virtue signalling. At worst it’s the cinematic love child of agitprop and cancel culture. But it trivialises the political history of race and colour. And it’s decidedly off-colour.

    My verdict: Georgette Heyer meets Fifty Shades of Grey.

    Eminently missable.

  183. feelthebern says:

    Sometimes I’m total autist.
    Sometimes I’m total retard.
    Sometimes I’m both.

    h/t /WSB

  184. Dot says:

    I think I could shut AOC up, make her happy and get her overbite done.

    SIMP!

  185. Siltstone says:

    7:22am Feelthebern can report that two of the biggest asset managers on the planet are now laying the groundwork for their ESG funds to take uranium off their red screens (black lists).
    One made the move a couple of weeks ago.

    Bern, which two funds are these?

  186. Dr Faustus says:

    Anthony Albanese sacrifices Mark Butler as Tanya Plibersek pushes her own vision

    The Australian, shit-stirring.

    Apparently Albo is trying to save himself by appointing Chris ‘Mr Invisibility’ Bowen as Shadow Climate Change spokesthing.
    Very little to go wrong there.

    #gornebysunday

  187. Tailgunner says:

    WallStreetBets is back on reddit.

    Back in the Game.
    For now…

  188. Some History says:


    Spencer Brown
    @itsSpencerBrown

    The Biden admin—in a word salad of intersectional blather—declares climate change is “the most significant public health challenge of our time,” so I guess COVID is over/wasn’t that much of a public health challenge?

    https://twitter.com/itsSpencerBrown/status/1354489824925929473

  189. Rex Anger says:

    I think I could shut AOC up, make her happy and get her overbite done.

    SIMP!

    No, Dot!

    This mans is the hero Non-leftwits need. Not the one they want…

    (Once he’s done there, he’s got Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Presley, Saint Jacinda-of-the-Horseteeth, Nobody’s Girl, etc…etc…etc…)

  190. feelthebern says:

    Bern, which two funds are these?

    One was Blackrock.
    Fink was pretty open about it.

    The other is not public, so don’t feel like gasbagging about that one.

  191. Some History says:

    Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was an FBI informant
    Extremist leader repeatedly worked undercover for investigators after his arrest in 2012, former prosecutor and court files reveal

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/27/proud-boys-leader-enrique-tarrio-fbi-informant

  192. Rex Anger says:

    @ Mater- 1151AM.

    Beautiful.

    And thematically appropriate.

    Wanna come be a Molasses monster too?

    You see just how hard we stick in Bobby boy’s craw, while being so sweet he simply cannot resist having a crack at us? 😁

    #NoHomo

  193. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    My verdict: Georgette Heyer meets Fifty Shades of Grey.

    Comment on the Daily Mail website – if ladies were supposed to be so innocent, how come all the dresses were cut so low?

  194. Tailgunner says:

    https://twitter.com/Speech1A/status/1354596532134105090?s=19

    This is the WSB plan.
    Hahaha – genius!
    It’s only just started too. Still a good time to get in!

  195. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    “What President Biden wants to do is make sure that those folks have better choices… That they can be the people to go to work to make the solar panels.”

    they can suck chicom dick

  196. zyconoclast says:

    ‘Australia’s cricket hierarchy has fired a thinly veiled missile back at England Test legends it believes are trying to undermine Tim Paine’s captaincy before next summer’s Ashes.

    CA actions to follow:
    Immediately expel these Englishmen from the commentary box,
    Apologies to the Indians,
    Find that nothing bad was said, but continue to apologise
    Take off their shoes and stand in a circle
    Erase 26 Jan 2022 from the playing calendar
    Continue to select not the best team

  197. Stimpson J. Cat says:

    Just checking,
    have any Catallaxy Posters over the age of 60 had a phone call from Bibi Netanyahu urging you to get the Coronavirus Vaccine?
    Apparently he was asking for private names and phone numbers on Facebook.

    “If you have friends or family members aged 60 or over who have not yet been vaccinated, you can write a response here with their name and phone number,
    and I may call to convince them!”

    Maybe he’s starting a Furniture Shop.
    😂

  198. Some History says:


    Disclose.tv

    @disclosetv

    2 masks — 75% effective
    3 masks — 95% effective
    4 masks — ??% effective

    When do we start talking about the enormous plastic waste?

    https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1354400869454925824

  199. jo says:

    lotocoti
    #3739710, posted on January 28, 2021 at 9:19 am

    I wonder what changed?
    Israel’s military chief says he’s ordered preparation of plans for a possible attack against Iran.

    Nothing has changed. The preparations have been made years ago, all it needs is fine tuning as details change. Stirring the Mad Mullahs pot will likely see the removal of senior Intell staff for not knowing what the plans entail. Paranoia runs deep. More strength to Israel’s arm.

  200. Boambee John says:

    mh
    #3739897, posted on January 28, 2021 at 11:44 am
    Daily Caller
    @DailyCaller
    John Kerry is asked what his message would be to oil and gas workers who “see an end to their livelihoods”:

    “What President Biden wants to do is make sure that those folks have better choices… That they can be the people to go to work to make the solar panels.”

    Kerry is a rich man, married to the Heinz heiress. He tells workers sacked from high paying jobs that their future lies in making solar panels, a job currently done on low wages by Chinese workers ( or even lower wages by Uighur slaves).

    The arrogance of great wealth, combined with hatred of those who work to keep him comfortable. A true left fascist.

  201. Dr Faustus says:

    That they can be the people to go to work to make the solar panels.”

    Shipped off to work in the panel factories of Nanjing.

  202. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Mud wrestling is the sport of choice today at Cafe Bruce.

  203. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    “What President Biden wants to do is make sure that those folks have better choices… That they can be the people to go to work to make the solar panels.”

    A qualified welder consigned to a sheltered workshop.

  204. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    “What President Biden wants to do is make sure that those folks have better choices… That they can be the people to go to work to make the solar panels.”

    Make themselves useful, volunteer for organ harvesting. Billionaire need spare parts

  205. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Apparently Albo is trying to save himself by appointing Chris ‘Mr Invisibility’ Bowen as Shadow Climate Change spokesthing.

    Bowen shouldn’t accept, it’s a hospital pass. Every wannabe leader who’s gone the full climate crazy has been turned into a glowing green radioactive crater by the voters. Neat tactic for eliminating a rival though – I have to commend Albo for sneakiness.

  206. calli says:

    On the low cut Regency necklines, ladies were expected to wear a fichu.

  207. Colonel Crispin Berka says:

    AOC tweeted decrying the double standard, about an hour later WSB get their subreddit back. Hmm.
    WSB have just implicitly accepted the deal that only support from a USA Democrats politician can stop an Internet discussion forum from being shut down for spurious reasons. This is a victory for our enemies strategically.
    i.e.- Your friends on the WSB moon are walking into a trap. It was AOC who allowed them to know the location of Wall St’s shield generator.

    Whole lotta infowar going on here, and by that I mean anonymous smearing on the Internet.
    https://twitter.com/rooshv/status/1354548026996621313

    Does that mean AOC has just supported a financial Auschwitz in a terrible irony?
    Or is it false/co-incidental that some well-known J-grouper had a short position on that stock?
    I guess if people make money from WSB they don’t care who pulled the strings.

  208. Struth says:

    Josh – the Jooish Nazi.
    Twilight zone stuff…….only on Catallaxy

    Soros?
    Hmmmmmmm?

    You Wanker.
    There are a lot of Joooooooooooooo wish socialists about.
    Only a racist would think that people of a certain race all think the same.
    Take a look at Hollywood.
    Here’s a fun fact for you Numbers.
    Some people of all races and creeds are socialists.
    They’re collectively called dickheads.
    Friedeggburger is a socialist, no matter whether he is a Jooooooo or not.
    It might be a bit hard for someone who is on the side of politics that can’t work out who’s a boy and who is a girl, but have a go.
    At least we know your brain won’t hurt doing it.

  209. Some History says:


    August Takala
    @AugustTakala

    TUCKER: Today, the FBI showed up at 31-year-old Doug Mackey’s (AKA Ricky Vaughn’s) house, a “conservative journalist” in Florida. He’s facing 10 years for disinformation “in the form of memes.”

    https://twitter.com/AugustTakala/status/1354598098551656450

    What about this? 🙂


    Kristina Wong
    @mskristinawong

    Hey
    Trump Supporters

    ! Skip poll lines at #Election2016 and TEXT in your vote! Text votes are legit. Or vote tomorrow on Super Wednesday!

    https://twitter.com/mskristinawong/status/795999059987173377

  210. Tailgunner says:

    https://twitter.com/wallstreetbets_/status/1354510264578797570?s=19.

    Ok, Cats – here’s the list from WallStreetBets official account.

  211. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Song Lines Estate

    Got sucked in there. However, the nectar of the grape is nearly as old as civilisation itself. However, our lot had to wait until 1788 to get their first taste.The song lines buzzed with Te Deum Laudamus and plonk was embraced nationwide with unstinting fervour.

  212. duncanm says:

    Everyone ready for the next phase of 1984?

    Summary
    The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin due to a heightened threat environment across the United States, which DHS believes will persist in the weeks following the successful Presidential Inauguration. Information suggests that some ideologically-motivated violent extremists with objections to the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances fueled by false narratives, could continue to mobilize to incite or commit violence.
    ..
    Throughout 2020, Domestic Violent Extremists (DVEs) targeted individuals with opposing views engaged in First Amendment-protected, non-violent protest activity. DVEs motivated by a range of issues, including anger over COVID-19 restrictions, the 2020 election results, and police use of force have plotted and on occasion carried out attacks against government facilities.

  213. Rex Anger says:

    i.e.- Your friends on the WSB moon are walking into a trap. It was AOC who allowed them to know the location of Wall St’s shield generator.

    An entire Legion of my best trolls awaits them…

    #IAMTheSenate!

  214. min says:

    Biden’s policies will soon have US in a war again which will be very interesting as they do not want Trump supporters in the forces . Great however the forces is one place you can get a job when there is growing massive unemployment .

  215. Dr Faustus says:

    Bowen shouldn’t accept, it’s a hospital pass.

    Moist certainly: and likely the catalyst for a Plibersek/Shorten mud wrestle.
    If it wasn’t Bowen having his career kicked into the weeds, you’d almost have to feel a little pity.

    Nah…

  216. Roger says:

    What President Biden wants to do is make sure that those folks have better choices…

    Kerry will be repeating that line when Biden imposes punitive tariffs on Australian steel, etc..

  217. feelthebern says:

    AOC had nothing to do with it.

  218. feelthebern says:

    Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was an FBI informant

    Gavin has previously said this is horseshit.

  219. zyconoclast says:

    Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was an FBI informant

    Most if not all so called right wing, supremacist’s, KKK, Nazi are FBI or other police operative.
    They create or maintain the controlled opposition.

    From 2007
    Prefabricated Fascists: The FBI’s Assembly-Line Provocateurs

    “Valhalla” at work: FBI undercover asset Hal Turner, who was tasked to infiltrate and radicalize the “far right,” speaks at a rally sponsored by the FBI-controlled National Socialist Movement

    We’ll be fighting in the streets with our children at our feet and the morals that they worship will be gone. And the men who spurred us on sit in judgment of all wrong they decide, and the shotgun sings the song.

    ~ Pete Townsend

    It’s difficult not to experience a faint pang of sympathy for Hal Turner, albeit an ephemeral one deeply buried beneath multiple layers of well-earned disgust.

    For at least five years, and probably more, Turner was a paid informant and provocateur in the employ of the world’s largest sponsor of terrorism, the Federal Government. His assignment was to bait easily influenced people with incendiary rhetoric about race and other resentments, and reel in anyone who bit a little too lustily on the bait. The Bureau credits Turner with personally bringing more than 100 “extremists” to their attention, many of whom (the Bureau won’t specify how many) were arrested.

    There’s every likelihood that at least some of Turner’s victims were offered the same deal offered to Randy Weaver after he was set up on trivial and spurious firearms charges by an undercover snitch for the ATF: Become an informant/provocateur, and you’ll stay out of jail.

    Weaver rejected the deal, and the FBI eventually retaliated by attacking his home and murdering his wife and son. Jos Padilla, a rougher customer than Weaver, rejected the same deal; he was declared an “enemy combatant,” subjected to prolonged torture intended to destroy his mental equilibrium and break his will, and eventually convicted on exceptionally dubious terrorism-related charges.

    Before he was outed as a stukach in early 2007, Turner was the host of a web-based talk radio program and a freelance speaker who specialized in “incitement-and-indictment” entrapment of “right-wing extremists.” Hackers discovered a cache of e-mail correspondence between Turner and William Haug, an agent working for a Joint Terrorism Task Force who acted as the informant’s handler. Turner closed down his radio program while emitting great gusts of affected outrage over what he insisted were spurious accusations that he had collaborated with the Feds.

    In a message posted to Pro Libertate after he was identified as an agent provocateur — along with federal assets tasked to carry out similar missions within Muslim sub-populations in the U.S. — Turner insisted that only “PARANOID FREAKS (like this blog)” would suspect him of collaboration.

    By way of establishing his neo-Nazi bona fides, Turner boasted that “my [white supremacist] rallies in Kingston NY and Kalamazoo, MI cost those cities $60,000 and $120,000 respectively in police overtime and that there’s no way the FBI would have approved anything like that by an informant because the cities would have demanded the money back!”

    Actually, as we’ll see anon, the FBI has no problem staging white supremacist rallies and protest marches that help “local” police departments rack up overtime.

    Certainly, the police don’t mind making a little extra money by swanning about in riot gear. Events of the sort Turner organized are an intelligence bonanza for the Regime: They give the FBI (and, most likely, other Homeland Security assets) an opportunity to harvest detailed information for federal databases about both “right-wing extremists” and their opposition.

    We know this is the case through first-person testimony from an FBI undercover asset who spent nearly a decade worming his way through the “radical right” — including the National Socialist Movement (NSM).

    The NSM’s adherents doubtless see themselves as the finely honed blade of a resurgent “white power” movement, a description promoted with similar zeal by professional hate-hucksters like Morris Dees’ artfully misnamed Southern Poverty Law Center and the so-called Anti-Defamation League.

    Actually, the NSM is “all show, no go” — it’s more of a federally controlled traveling roadshow, sort of a Third Reich tribute band. Its cadres exude all of the raw menace of the hapless Illinois Nazis from The Blues Brothers, and possess all of the street-fighting chops of the bumbling Black Widow biker gang from Clinton Eastwood’s Philo Beddoe films.

    Trner may be telling the truth. His experiences are eerily similar to those recounted by former FBI “deep cover” operative (and one-time Roller Derby star — no, I’m not kidding) David Gletty in his ineptly written but highly useful memoir Undercover Nazi: The FBI Infiltration of Extremist Groups in America.

    In what strikes me as a transparent effort to cultivate a marketable mystique, Gletty says that many details of his work as a paid FBI snitch remain “classified.” He claims to have been recruited in 2000 when, as the leader of a constitutional militia, he came across a plot by an Appalachian white supremacist to set off a string of radiological bombs in collaboration with al-Qaeda.

    Recruited as a “deep cover” operative, Gletty spent several years cultivating ties with “extremist” groups, including elements of the KKK, the Hammerskins, and eventually the National Socialist Movement. He was careful to get his “ticket punched” by working with legitimate dissident groups such as the League of the South, and various immigration reform groups, such as at least one element of the Minuteman volunteer border watch movement.

    Gletty’s most notable achievement was to infiltrate and become leader of a National Socialist Movement chapter in Florida and organize a 2006 NSM march in Orlando that was intended to sow fear and anger in a predominantly black neighborhood.

    To prepare for that role, Gletty behaved much as Hal Turner had, fulminating in public about the supposed inferiority of non-white people and befouling the air with exhortations to collectivist violence. This not only legitimized Gletty in the eyes of his comrades in the NSM, it also helped to rile up the group’s enemies, thereby ensuring a large turnout of counter-protesters for the February 2006 march in Orlando — which was exactly what the Bureau desired.

    During his years as an informant/provocateur, Gletty was usually accompanied by a fellow asset he identifies only as “Joe.” During the Orlando protest, Gletty recalls, Joe carried a concealed digital camera “for taking all the photos he could of protesters and counter-protesters. Then the images would be fed into the FBI face recognition computer. At least 1000 faces for the computer to digest.”

    In addition to producing a bounty of biometric intelligence for the FBI, the Orlando rally offered a good dry run for a future Homeland Security crack-down. Gletty points out that his FBI handler was “actually pumped up” about the Orlando march, “because the protest would be a great training exercise for the Orlando Police Department, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, the FBI, and MBI [the Central Florida Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation] as they would all be in attendance.”

    As a leader in the white supremacist underground, Gletty held many “surveillance parties” — not only public events, but private functions used to gather intelligence and, where possible, set up various low-level thugs to become informant/provocateurs themselves.

    For three years, “Joe and I … traveled from state to state, rally to rally, and party to party, infiltrating the White Power Movement in America,” Gletty recalls. “Thousands of miles, hundreds of photographed faces, and a myriad of tape recordings were contributing to the eradication of racial and religious prejudice in America.”

    Really? To judge from recent attention earned by the NSM, Gletty’s mission was not to help “eradicate” prejudice (as if this could be accomplished through government intervention), but rather to bring the group more completely under the FBI’s control.

    The NSM is a remnant of George Lincoln Rockwell’s American Nazi Party (ANP). According to Hate: George Lincoln Rockwell and the American Nazi Party, the ANP was thoroughly compromised through the FBI’s notorious COINTELPRO operation; by the time of his murder in 1967, Rockwell was widely believed to be a “patsy” for the FBI or some other intelligence agency.

    One objective of the anti-ANP COINTELPRO operation was to create a rift between Rockwell’s Nazi outfit and the United Klans of America. By the late 1970s, the Klan was thoroughly honeycombed with FBI assets.In fact the Bureau boasted that it had enough Klansmen on its payroll in North Carolina to elect that state’s Grand Dragon: At one point, 7 of the 8 members of a Charlotte Klan chapter reportedly were FBI assets informing on the klavern’s sole non-federal employee.

    Edward Dawson, an informant/provocateur on the payroll of the Greensboro police department and under the supervision of the FBI, helped orchestrate a November 3, 1979 street clash between white supremacists and Communists that left five people dead. The “White Power” contingent included elements of both the Klan and the American Nazi Party, whose FBI-engineered rift had apparently healed sufficiently to permit joint action.

    The National Socialist Movement’s current strategy is to provoke tumult and violence, rather than participating in it directly. In recent weeks the group has achieved a relatively high profile by staging anti-immigration rallies in Riverside, California and Phoenix, Arizona.

    The Regime has gone to a great deal of trouble to keep the otherwise moribund White Power movement on life support. It’s simply too useful as a political foil — and, occasionally, as an instrument of politically useful violence — for the Regime to let it die.

  220. zyconoclast says:

    Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was an FBI informant

    Most if not all so called right wing, supremacist’s, K**, N**i are FBI or other police operative.
    They create or maintain the controlled opposition.

    Got moderated so a short version.
    From 2009
    Prefabricated Fascists: The FBI’s Assembly-Line Provocateurs

    The Regime has gone to a great deal of trouble to keep the otherwise moribund White Power movement on life support. It’s simply too useful as a political foil — and, occasionally, as an instrument of politically useful violence — for the Regime to let it die.

  221. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    However, the nectar of the grape is nearly as old as civilisation itself. However, our lot had to wait until 1788 to get their first taste.

    To get booze you have to have something to put the mash into. No pottery no plonk. Citizens of other continents had about 10,000 years to get used to strong drink (ie. particularly susceptible individuals winning Darwin Awards), which maybe a reason why it’s such a problem here.

  222. Rex Anger says:

    Biden’s policies will soon have US in a war again which will be very interesting as they do not want Trump supporters in the forces

    They’re crazy- No leftist volunteers to fight and die for their country, unless forced (Hi Bobny Boy!)…

    An entire Commissar Corps will need to be formed first.

    And purges are far more dangerous to an army than its foes will ever be…

  223. Struth says:

    However, the nectar of the grape is nearly as old as civilisation itself. However, our lot had to wait until 1788 to get their first taste.

    Their first taste of alcohol was given to them by the Trepang fishing Mussies hundreds of years previous to our arrival.
    Muslims also gave them Leprosy and sexually transmitted diseases and other fun stuff.
    Today Arnhem land songs have distinct similarities with the mooossie songs of the Indonesians.

  224. Struth says:

    However, the nectar of the grape is nearly as old as civilisation itself. However, our lot had to wait until 1788 to get their first taste.

    Their first taste of alcohol was given to them by the Trepang fishing Moooooooooossies hundreds of years previous to our arrival.
    Mooooooooooslims also gave them Leprosy and sexually transmitted diseases and other fun stuff.
    Today Arnhem land songs have distinct similarities with the moooooooooooossie songs of the Indonesians.

  225. Struth says:

    prior……terrible gramma.
    Many have cum to ecspekt a far hi-er standard from mi.

  226. feelthebern says:

    There is only one explanation for the synchronised drop in cases.
    They have stepped down the cycles they are running the PCR tests at.
    FMD, why bother to hide anything when you operate in plain sight with zero scrutiny.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/us-covid-cases-tumble-across-west-south-global-tally-tops-100mm

    I have said non-stop the staged step down in cycles from 40 to 30 to 20 will show the US beat the pandemic.
    I wonder how long other countries will wait.

  227. Dr Faustus says:

    On coking coal.

    Chinese buyers who have had their coal stranded on ships outside Chinese ports have started to on-sell to third party countries to recoup costs.

    A hard coking coal shipment from Vancouver to China out last night at US$218/tonne fob.

    So, Xi Thought has arranged for Chinese businesses to add 30%+ to their input costs, open themselves to predatory supply pricing, lose foreign currency, and trash their shipping relationships. Big CCP investment to hate Australia longtime.

  228. Rorschach says:

    One of the biggest GameStop short seller “victims” is Melvin Capital, a hedge fund that started the year with $12.5 billion in AUM and lost almost 30% through Friday last week, according to The Wall Street Journal.2 It announced an emergency infusion of $2.75 billion from fellow hedge funds Citadel and Point72 on Jan. 25, and told CNBC today that it closed out its short position in GameStop on Tuesday afternoon.

    Some big losses out there… interesting that it appears that this is a play organised on r/ etc by the retail market to cause a loss to the intstitutional!

    https://www.investopedia.com/short-sellers-lose-usd5-05-billion-in-bet-against-gamestop-5097616

  229. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Mooooooooooslims also gave them Leprosy and sexually transmitted diseases and other fun stuff.

    Including smallpox.

  230. Colonel Crispin Berka says:

    Rex,

    And purges are far more dangerous to an army than its foes will ever be

    I’ll take your word for it. So this purge is in effect doubting the ability of the military to follow orders from the CiC and doubting their willingness to be non-partisan while on duty, which together has the effect of undermining the military’s morale.
    Messy situation.
    On the one hand, this undermining from their own CiC is bad.
    On the other hand, you would not generally want a military that could disobey and rebel against the elected¹ civilian leadership.
    Can’t disobey Beijing Biden, can’t maintain morale with him either.

    _____
    ¹ = Yes, folks, much like Trump, Joe was elected by the EC in spite of not winning the popular poll, although unlike Trump in 2016 the new CiC is the beneficiary of electoral fraud rather than the target of it.

  231. Dr Faustus says:

    I have said non-stop the staged step down in cycles from 40 to 30 to 20 will show the US beat the pandemic.
    I wonder how long other countries will wait.

    UK new case numbers peaked a couple of weeks ago and are now declining sharply. Deaths from/with Rona look like they have just turned the corner too.

    Interesting that the apparent case fatality rate in the second and third waves – supposedly accelerated by the UK mutant virus – is about 10% of the January-September First wave. A wide range of factors at play, including a huge step up in testing – and a much lower hospitalisation rate.

  232. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    So, Xi Thought has arranged for Chinese businesses to add 30%+ to their input costs, open themselves to predatory supply pricing, lose foreign currency, and trash their shipping relationships. Big CCP investment to hate Australia longtime.

    This all is very popcornworthy.

    Ok, China may want to stimulate domestic production with high prices, but manufacturing half the world’s stuff on a patch of land their size means they must be getting short of accessible resources. But who else is there?

    Indo has coal, but also 250 million RoPers, who don’t mind ripping off Chinese merchants and getting excitable. Mozambique has coal and a brand new muesli insurgency. Canada has newly found Gaia, as has the US (even newlier). Not much else around the traps except Boris’s 23 trillion tonnes under the North Sea. Unfortunately his greenie girlfriend would stand in the way of such things.

    So why is Xi burning his only really reliable supplier? Go figure.

  233. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Haha, Numbers leaps into action!
    Very quick is our Numbers.
    Breathtakingly fast.

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