Friends Of Australia Friday: 5 November 2021

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

The Tucker

Tonight we once again had the Australian Loin Chops. Tonight I tried doing them at 400 F for 25 minutes. The result was better. More crispy tasty outsides, more moist insides. No spuds in the pan this time either.

The vegetable was eSteamed Broccoli.

Then for the side salad, I put in a bit more effort. It was about 1/3 Napa Cabbage green parts of the leaves only, and about 2/3 Butter Lettuce. Then I used a potato peeler to make wafers of carrots all over and mixed it all up. Topped the Spouses salad with some shredded Mexican cheese and Ranch Dressing. Mine got Radish Wafers, a bit of salt and fresh ground pepper, and Ranch dressing.

Very nice.

Desert (yet to come) is fresh raspberries with a bit of sugar sprinkle and “cream” (really goat milk… but it’s a bit creamier than the usual cow stuff ;-)

The Wine

Once again I’m having the Dice With Destiny by Samuel Wynn, red blend 2017. It is just a very nice very drinkable wine and for $5 a bottle at the Bargain Market Grocery Outlet store, hard to beat as a bargain.

The News

It is looking more like a brown stuff hits whirly thing moment her in the USA. Biden, having pronounced a “Vaccine Mandate” for any company with over 100 employees (but never actually making it real) has now had OSHA make it real. Takes effect in January.

Sidebar is that he’s now saying ALL COMPANIES (even if you are a one person “company”) will have such a mandate once they work out the details.

Time to take it to the streets.

One hopes the Truckers in the USA can take some clue from the Truckies in Australia.

Cruising through Australian news looks like a regular old Day In The Life of a soap opera watcher. A kid, Cleo Smith, was found. Great for the family but hardly ranking with GEB World Domination and Chinese Influence Peddling.

Sydney “reopens” and folks hit the pubs?

This is news?

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18 Responses to Friends Of Australia Friday: 5 November 2021

  1. p.g.sharrow says:

    The Revolt begins Monday. Pass it on….
    Everyone is going Galt for the week. Shut her all down the Deplorables have had enough. They want No “Jab” No Job, How about No work being done for 4 days as a fore taste of what is to come.

  2. H.R. says:

    @p.g. – Hmmmmm…..

    I was waiting for the Aussie contingent here to give an update on the Australian blockades.

    IMHO, the strikes and blockades don’t necessarily have to be nationwide to be effective. Just make sure the centers of government and surrounding areas, where the gummint worker bees are, are cut off.

    Some of the big retailers like Walmart, who have their own trucking systems and directly employ their own truckers, will continue to receive shipments at their stores. But there will be shortages. The non-Walmart truck shipments to their central warehouses will be severely curtailed.

    It will also be interesting to find out how many Walmart truckers will be ‘sick’ for a few weeks and also how many will refuse to take the jab.

    I’m sure Walmart is short on truckers already. I don’t know how they can even limp along at say, 50% staffing. I believe that would have a greater effect than just 50% due to perishables being lost and seasonal items coming in too late to generate useful sales. When that seasonal stuff finally comes in, they will have to take immediate markdowns. Who wants wrapping paper and Christmas decorations on Groundhog day? Pffft! There’s goes any profit.

    Things are about to get interesting.

  3. p.g.sharrow says:

    This movement started among truck drivers and is catching fire everywhere, I think Americans have had enough, they are pissed at the Management Elites ordering them on how to live their lives.

    Warning ! there may be empty shelves for Thanksgiving day diner, be warned

  4. Pouncer says:

    I don’t see much commentary on possible connections between the truck driver shortage in the US and the “Yellow Jacket” protests of drivers in France…

  5. E.M.Smith says:


    It is spreading all over. Italy too. Not much to say about it other than that it has my support.

  6. cdquarles says:

    The “MSM” does not want to report it, so it will have to spread via samizdat methods. Think about the “Let’s Go Brandon” thing has been spread. Who is John Galt? Every productive mind in society. What happens when these people strike? Society gets shown who is essential and who is not; though no one is a useless eater. Anyone can teach another person something useful, directly or indirectly.

  7. kalbokalbs says:

    Gail is having WP password issues. Asked the following be posted.

    Someone at Wolfies said you guys need the info on the Drench that cured my Long Haulers Covid.

    It was Moxidectin marketed as Cydectin

    “Cydectin oral drench for sheep is a ready-to-use solution containing 0.1% moxidectin. ”

    Moxidectin and ivermectin inhibit SARS-CoV-2 replication in Vero E6 cells but not in
    human primary airway epithelium cells

    I roped (OK quit laughing) and held 25 goats which took about 3 to 4 hours. Hubby is not very fast when it comes to measuring out doses of wormer and ‘Covexin’ vaccine for each animal. We also trimmed hooves as needed. So I had goat spit and Cydectin on my hands for at least a couple of hours. My ‘Asthma’ has been gone ever since. That has been 5 months and my last O2 check was 98% compared to the 92% to 94% I was running before that.

    There is no way I could use gloves to handle those animals. I had enough trouble roping left handed with a right handed lariat and snubbing down flying Bucks who weighed as much as I do. (Two of the three are now inhabiting the freezer.)



    Barnhardt has Ivermectin thoughts that may be of interest.

  8. billinoz says:

    The only interesting Aussie news is the story about the Aussie Professor Petrovsky developed vaccine. It’s a home grown Adelaide developed vaccine which is effective but also prevents infection of others who are not vaccinated…..Unlike the other vaccines which have emerged.

    Petrovsky should be our local, hero. Instead he on the verge of being sacked from his University research post because having vaccinated himself with his own vaccine, he has declined the others.

    A curious tale that I find a bit bizarre…But unfortunately believable.

    Jo Nova covered it here :

  9. another ian says:

    “Barnhardt has Ivermectin thoughts that may be of interest.”

    “What about the sheep drench form?
    Nope. The concentration is only 0.08% instead of 1.0% so it’s not feasible.”

    Why that?

    Seems to me that the dose/kg live weight is the same so for a 100 kg animal the dose is about 20 mm

    He’d probably go ape if he heard of the “fly and lice” brew at 16 g/l for jetting sheep in aqueous solution. Now, not for internal use, but that (if I’m right) is about 2 ml in 600 ml water for a my size human at a slight overdose. I likely got that every time we jet as over-spray before I washed off.

  10. another ian says:

    Bugger! Wrong thread. Copied.

  11. DonM says:

    Per Kalbokalbs: “Barnhardt has Ivermectin thoughts that may be of interest.”

    Barnhardt says that ‘pour on’ Ivermectin is not a reasonable use ….

    Any thoughts?

  12. cdquarles says:

    If it gets absorbed through the skin, and we have evidence that it does; then it most certainly *is* a reasonable use. We have nicotine and opioid patches, after all. Again, dose and route of administration make the medicine, or the poison.

  13. Graeme No.3 says:

    Don’t know about truckers striking in Australia. Apparently some demonstrations mainly against compulsory vaccination, but deliveries are being affected, and some comments noted on the TV news about ordering early for Christmas to avoid missing out. Local supermarkets have plenty of stock but some items appear irregularly.
    Australia Post, which is now mostly parcel deliveries, has lengthened delivery times by weeks and blames a flood of orders. They are now talking of putting more staff on. I might add that when I got a parcel recently the postman made a sarcastic comment about it getting through the organisational mess.

  14. another ian says:

    Not exactly Friday but an update.

    My pressure cooker seal problem is fixed. The Namco seals suggested fit perfectly. The little safety blow-out valve in mine has a metal steam release in it. The supplier could tell me that is now decreed “dangerous” and replaced with a plain rubber plug.

    I ran another batch of that Irish beef stew as a test – and a replicate. It eats well.

    Another 120 litre batch of home brew on the go. I notice that Coopers operate out of Tucson so there might be containers of their makings locked in that shipping shemozzle.

    And I might need to be well stocked – our “Emperess Anaesthesia” doesn’t like the types like me -\

    A fair indication of where her family allegiances were in Poland.

  15. another ian says:

    I forgot the translation – recipe says 4 – 5 hours in a slow cooker – which I don’t have.

    One of the problems with farm killed mutton is how to use the shoulders. Janet has a recipe for shoulder goulash – similar oven time.

    Translates to about half an hour under pressure for both

  16. p.g.sharrow says:

    I just finished taking 2 full Brisket clods and butchering out 2 – 5pound corning cuts, setting them to cure and canned 5 pounds of stew meat into pints. Kind of strange to need to use skills of 40 years ago it this day and age, Wonder if I will need to take Pork Bellies and make bacon next! I now have the fixens to make my own cure mixes.

  17. H.R. says:

    “Emperess Anaesthesia”

    That’s a good’un, another Ian.

    120 litres of beer? That ought to carry you through the month. 😜

  18. another ian says:


    When I had a research job there was time after work to brew one can of makings at a time. When I became a rancher I found that I had to make time. So went to 5 cans at a time to make it worthwhile – hence 120 l.

    The economics of the project –

    Here 24 x 350 ml (8.4 l) commercial is $A 65.00.
    5 brew cans plus sugar and crown seals is about $A 105.00 – plus a bit of time and effort

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