Friends Of Australia Friday: 17 September 2021

It’s once again an Australia Time Friday! It’s FRIDAY!!!!

Well, here in the USA it is… Seems that the perils of starting the wine before the posting have struck again ;-)

Well, one thing led to another…

The Tucker

The Loin Chops in iron skillet in the oven.

I tried cutting a large Yukon Gold potato into fingerling sizes and also cut some multi-color carrots (yellow, purple) into similar sized chunks, coated in olive oil, then piled it all around the chops.

That worked “OK”, but the carrots do not cook as fast as the spuds and chops, so larger bits were still a little crunch in the center or al dente… They likely would have been fine if cut to Julianne bits about 1 cm thick. But OK was ok.

A simple side salad of mixed Iceberg & Romaine lettuce, some black olive bits and a shredded cheese topper, with Ranch Dressing, completed the ensemble.

A very nice dinner indeed, thanks again to Australian Lamb. Yum!

The Wine

I started the evening, a bit too early it seems, with the Frisk “Prickly Rosso”. As a mid-sweet wine it worked very well as an aperitif. I’d complained in a small way before that it didn’t really match up well with lamb. Stand alone and with appetizers that suited to a semi-sweet wine, it worked very well.

Later, with the lamb, I switched over to Barramundi Shiraz / Petit Verdot 2019. It did pair well with the lamb. I’d been so-so on one of their other wines in a prior posting, OK not great. This one was much better. I’m not going to characterize it as by then my palate was influenced by the sweetness and “a few” glasses of the prior wine. But I remember it as a nice flavorful red that matched the meal.

Then it was “suddenly tomorrow” and I’d not done this posting… Hey, it happens. We watched some TV shows and I did some computer time looking at RVs and videos about them and then went to bed. But the posting is here now ;-)

The News

From the “If they ban it you know it must work really well” department:

The GEBs & Globalists running Australia have decided to BAN the use of Ivermectin for treating Chinese Wuhan Covid. Dr. John Campbell has a nice rant on that in comments in another thread (H/T YMMV):

Here’s a written form:

Ivermectin: Australian regulator bans drug as Covid treatment after sharp rise in prescriptions
Therapeutic Goods Administration concerned people taking controversial medication instead of seeking proper treatment or vaccine

Love the Stupid on display in that tag line. “seeking proper treatment”? You mean like going to the Medical Doctor who prescribed the prescription drug you are banning? “Controversial” you mean only because you in the Lame Stream / Yellow Stream Media have made it so? Wasn’t “controversial” at all when the creators got the Nobel Prize and it was put on the Essential Medicines list. Not “controversial” at all when handed out like Chocolates across Africa to cure River Blindness and several other diseases. Only “controversial” when folks found out a ZERO side effects drug would prevent and cure the Chinese Wuhan Covid Curse.

Australia’s drug regulator has banned medical practitioners from prescribing the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin for “off-label” uses, such as for treating Covid-19.

The move comes after prescriptions for the drug increased between three and four times in Australia in recent months.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration announced the ban on Friday afternoon, acting on advice from the Advisory Committee on Medicines Scheduling.

People will now only be able to get an ivermectin prescription for TGA-approved conditions, including scabies and certain parasitic infections.

Because, you know, having a professional degree in Medicine and being a practicing Doctor of Medicine for years isn’t nearly as competent as taking bribes while sitting behind a desk in government… /snark;

Ivermectin is not approved for use in Covid-19 in Australia or in other developed countries, and its use by the general public for Covid-19 is currently strongly discouraged by the National Covid Clinical Evidence Taskforce, the World Health Organisation and the US Food and Drug Administration.

Hey, they conveniently provided us a list of the corrupted organizations that they coordinate with! Thanks! /sarc;

Make a note of their names. Expect the Inversion Of Truth rule to work with their statements…

The TGA said it was concerned people who may have Covid-19 would take the drug rather than get treated, or some might take it instead of getting vaccinated.

Because going to a Medical Doctor to get a prescription is not a way to “get treated”?

The regulator was also concerned people taking advice on how to administer ivermectin could lead to people using it in unsafe doses.

“The doses of ivermectin that are being advocated for use in unreliable social media posts and other sources for Covid-19 are significantly higher than those approved and found safe for scabies or parasite treatment,” it said.

Because Australian Medical Doctors are not skilled enough to prescribe the correct dose? OR Australian Medical Doctors can’t read a PDR so instead get their dose information from Social Media? The Stupid, it burns…

On Friday, the regulator said there had been a three-to-fourfold increase in ivermectin prescriptions in recent months, leading to national and local shortages for its intended use.

“It is believed that this is due to recent prescribing and dispensing for unapproved uses, such as Covid-19. Such shortages can disproportionately impact vulnerable people, including those in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.”

Apparently, too, the Pharmacy Industry in Australia is unable to place orders for one of THE most widely and cheaply produced drugs in the world with MILLIONS of doses being handed out all over India. ONE State of India with about 10 X the total population of Australia is doing fine getting it by the train load. But poor Australia can’t find anyone capable of filling out new order papers with a larger size in the quantity column… /sarc; again…

With reasoning like that, clearly these folks have lost what little mind they had to begin with… OR… they are well and comfortably paid to crank out the lies and bugger all rules their owners dictate.

IMHO, of course.

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15 Responses to Friends Of Australia Friday: 17 September 2021

  1. Graeme No.3 says:

    The really bad thing about this is that we, the taxpayers, pay their salaries.

    As for supplies there has been a big jump in mail order imports since they threatened doctors to stop off-label prescriptions. Also one of the other zinc ionophores Quercetin which is in short supply (or was) in pharmacies and health stores. It seems many people aren’t believing the TGA.

  2. H.R. says:

    Re the Ivermectin ban in Oz –

    It was Earth-shattering news when Japan approved it for prevention and treatment after letting their highly trained and competent medicos look Ivermectin over up, down, and sideways.

    Earth-shattering and what did we hear? I’ve heard louder drips from a leaky faucet in my kitchen sink.

    The suppression is evil. Pure evil. Lord knows how many have died because people weren’t treated with Ivermectin (or some of the other common, proven, safe drugs that work quite well).

    GEB is what we use here, but we could insert $%#@!&%!!-ING!-&%$!@#-ERS! between the ‘E’ and the ‘B’ without affecting the meaning even a little.

    I’m stocked up on Ivermectin because I didn’t want to be subject to the whims of some minor bureaucrat, 27 cubicles down and 32 cubicles to the left, that won’t even take the jab!

    ‘Tis a shame mom discouraged us kids from swearing when I was being raised. I could have learned some far more appropriate words to use in today’s fupped duck times.

    I SPIT on all those GEBs and their useful idiots** attempting to take our freedom and shackle us as serfs and slaves. A long, sharp instrument inserted between their 3rd and 4th ribs would be far too gentle and polite. I need to think up something nasty.

    ** Said useful idiots are in for a BIG surprise should they succeed. It has always been that way; first to go.

  3. beththeserf says:

    These petitions, which I signed, were posted @ Jo Nova. Doubt officialdom will take notice, but worth trying…


    Petition EN3196 – Alternate treatment options for Covid 19

    Petition EN3179 – Immediately release all TGA submission documents for publicly funded vaccines

    Petition EN3127 – Emergency Use Authorisation of Ivermectin

  4. E.M.Smith says:


    I’d bet there will be a sudden and extreme outbreak of scabies all over Australia…

    (For every rule and abusive edict, there’s a bypass…)


    Um, now now now… no need to be on the edge of “inciting to …”. No need for sharp pointy things.

    Just schedule a “Field Trip” for a group of 5th Graders who’ve visited a hospital day before yesterday and a football stadium / team locker room the day before that. Have them politely shake hands with each Federal Employee they meet and be sure to blow their noses as they enter the room…

    I’m sure Ivermectin will be approved “forthwith” after a 5 day incubation period…

    (If that doesn’t work, then you can think about things like Sugar Of Lead in the cafeteria sugar bowl and colchicin in the coffee pot… Colchicin being amusing as it effects each person a bit differently. It tends to cause mutations so is used to create new kinds of plants – get to know a botanist…- and in the coffee pot, some folks have heart attacks and some have liver failure and on and on… “To each according to his weaknesses”… Only after that, might you turn to thoughts of “violence”, as there is no place for “violence” on my blog. You simply must be more subtle…)

    /snark; of course.

  5. another ian says:


    Colchicin is available for gout – just sayin’

  6. E.M.Smith says:

    @Another Ian:

    “The poison is in the dose”

    Just Sayin’….

  7. beththeserf says:

    Yes, E.M.
    There will be Scabies and more…
    In Oz, despite their self proclaimed success with lockdown and vaccines in the Covid ‘War,’ States; Premiers give no indication that they will terminate their emergency powers or health measures. They are capitalizing on public fear, many people wear their masks out of doors like an invisible serf’s collar, and the willingness of a docile press to consolidate the government’s powers is obvious. With the vaccine mandate we’re on a slippery slope to despotism led by Victorian Premier Dan Andrews.
    In this seizure of freedom by active legislature regulations, little protest by the Senate a, Judiciary and Council of Civil Liberties.

  8. H.R. says:

    @E.M. – I’m not inciting anything. Somebody has to probe around to see if they have a heart. Only one way to find out if they really are heartless bastards.

  9. E.M.Smith says:

    Oh, sorry… I thought everyone already knew they were heartless… but if you need confirmation, I guess that’s one way ;-)

  10. E.M.Smith says:


    We’ve got a rule that says “masks indoors”, yet I regularly see folks walking down the street or across the parking lot, not a soul near them, outdoors in the sun, with a mask on. Just sillly.

    In modern dress, many folks only source of Vit-D sun exposure is their hands and face, and these folks are covering up about 1/2 their already limited Vit-D production.

  11. beththeserf says:

    no vitamin D and no sense, E.M.

  12. philjourdan says:

    What happens when you outlaw a thing? Black Market. And unfortunately no quality control. But Oz will get it if they want it. It just will not be legal.

    Back alley WuFlu cures

  13. tom0mason says:

    Project Veritas latest video has a whistleblower that proper testing and reporting is not happening …

  14. YMMV says:

    another ian: “Colchicin is available for gout – just sayin”

    According to a recent study from the University of Georgia (UGA) published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, probenecid has potent antiviral properties that make the oral medication a prime candidate to combat not only SARS-CoV-2 infection but other common and deadly respiratory viruses.

    The school noted that probenecid is primarily used to treat gout and has been on the market for more than 40 years, with minimal side effects to patients.

    “There’s really nothing out there to safely fight these viruses,” Ralph Tripp, lead author of the study and GRA Eminent Scholar of Vaccine and Therapeutic Studies in UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine, said in a statement. “This antiviral works for all RNA respiratory viruses we tested, including SARS-CoV-2. RSV, coronavirus and flu all circulate in the same season. Bottom line is you can potentially reduce infection and disease using this one oral drug.”

    To be effective, probenecid blocks viral replication, preventing it from infecting an individual’s cells.


    Place your bets, banned or praised? work, or not?

  15. E.M.Smith says:

    Per Colchicine as medicine & poison: Just remember that “the poison is in the dose” and is true for most medications too. That’s why there’s an LD50 for them in the PDR. (Dose that is lethal to 50% of subjects).

    Per Probenecid:

    I wonder if they discovered that by having a large percentage of gout patients NOT get Covid?

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