Thursday Forum: January 9, 2014

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  1. Perhaps the TNI no longer calls the shots…………

  2. JimD

    Motelier @3.39
    The edu.qld IT bizzo has, at least, since the launch of CFT been such a fuck up anyone outside the circle wouldn’t believe it and most inside the circle not game enough to say anything. Health Services $2b waste hit the headlines but the EDU ran under the radar. It afforded ( affords?) total PS control over teachers’activity. workplace IT

  3. bystander

    1735099

    #1144089, posted on January 10, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    The only valid criticism of Coutts-Trotter would be in relation to his lack of teaching experience and credentials.

    He won the position on merit, and some teaching friends in NSW tell me he’s doing a good job.
    </blockquote

    Coutts Trotter was chief of staff to the Michael Egan, New South Wales Treasurer from 1998 to 2004 and in 2004 he was appointed Director-General of the NSW Department of Commerce until 2007. He was, subsequently, appointed Director-General of the NSW Dept of Education and Training in 2007.

    So you see, Bob, Coutts Trotter reached the Chief Executive Service ranks by a political appointment

  4. anyone outside the circle wouldn’t believe it and most inside the circle not game enough to say anything.

    Bullshit.
    I’ve been using it for years.
    It’s generally reliable, and I put particular demands on it because I work across forty five schools, and have to be able to access the network at short notice on iPad and laptop in each of them.
    The further west you go, the slower it becomes, but that has nothing to do with EQ.
    The only recent problem has been when Newman’s government sacked a fair chunk of the on-line support personnel, which means a long wait if you call helpline.

  5. Makka

    “Perhaps the TNI no longer calls the shots…………”

    You have NFI.

  6. Steve of Glasshouse

    Kae..they did use the faulty data. GIGO. They could not mention a dodgy measuring instrument in their justification

  7. Motelier

    JimD
    That does not surprise me. It seems to be a good idea but no-one and I mean no-one plays what I call “What if……….?” We do it in business all of the time and it usually exposes the problem well before any implementation. I get TAFE teacher and tutors staying with us in both motels. We provide free WiFi. ALL of them use their own IT equipment because of the hardship of getting a notebook to operate outside of the security of the Qld Gov IT network.

    What happened to my son was about 10 years ago. The source files for the projects where always going to be super large. And being typical of students everything was left to the last minute. Ergo. The email server was overloaded.

    I

  8. JimD

    Holy Shit,
    Hello Bob.
    Where ya been?

  9. C.L.

    Another exciting day here at the Daily Numbers.

  10. Bruce

    “Thermomix”,aka.,”Wife”. (One for the misogynists.)

  11. JimD

    Mote, No dispute that students tend to leave things to the last minute but my point is the edu.qld IT setup is so communisticalised that it doesn’t even efficiently cope with normal day to day school activities let alone the CFT initiative which denigrated the trustworthiness of every Qld teacher that got one of those fucking mind bending Lenovas.

  12. Motelier

    Thermomix.

    Note to Motelier.

    Do not show Mrs M the OT tonight.

  13. Abbott is also now being referred to by numbers.

    Prime Minister 5265617. It has a ring to it.

  14. nic

    Abbott is also now being referred to by numbers.

    Yet the number of those who died under the Rudd/Gillard years is never mentioned.

  15. C.L.

    Somebody called Claire captioned a picture of Tony Abbott.

    This is huge.

    Australia will follow Claire’s example!

    Thanks, Claire!

  16. Tintarella di Luna

    Thermomix – can chop, beat, mix, emulsify, mill, knead, blend, cook, stir, steam, weigh, melt and “much more”, make a salad in three seconds and sorbet in one minute told you about my orgasmic nectarine sorbet didn I — I tells ya it’s a boon for busy busy people – I will comment no further but it is consumer-driven take-over, at least in WA – that’s my Facebookism sortie for the day.

    Read more: http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/the-cult-of-the-thermomix-grows-in-western-australia-20140109-30k9i.html#ixzz2pyNfCYPq

  17. Brian of Moorabbin

    Wasn’t Julia Gillard born overseas?

    Why, yes. yes she was.

    Gillard was born in Barry, Wales, and migrated with her family to Adelaide, South Australia, in 1966

    Anyone know which boat she and her family arrived on?

  18. Tintarella di Luna

    Abbott is also now being referred to by numbers.

    The puerile it burns. The twitterverse is the schoolyard for people who didn’t grow up.

  19. nic

    Anyone know which boat she and her family arrived on?

    Broom, Brian, broom.

  20. C.L.

    Abbott arrived on the SS Oronsay – a pretty classy conveyance.

  21. nic

    Actually, the ‘logic’ of the boat thing escapes me. It’s not the method they use to get here but the fact that when they do they have deliberately destroyed the documents they used to enter a an other country a short term earlier.

  22. nic

    Thanks CL, so, did I, didn’t know that.

  23. Brian of Moorabbin

    So tempted to make a Twitter account to query Claire about the ID number of the boat Julia and her family arrived on…. but I refuse to stoop to wading in the sewer that is Twitter.

    Perhaps mOnty could ask the question on my behalf?

  24. Steve of Glasshouse

    Did Wales do live export?

  25. Brian of Moorabbin

    By the way mOnty, I see you’ve not posted anything at your blog since 13 December. What’s wrong?

    Cat(allaxy) got your (Loaded Dog’s) tongue?

  26. Steve of Glasshouse

    Brian..I think his blog got hit by a truck or something.

  27. Oh come on

    Yep, just don’t tell S there’s cheese on it

  28. Oh come on

    Hahahaha that was supposed to be in an SMS not on here

  29. Tiny Dancer

    mOron, answer the questions stupid.

  30. calli

    You’ve got to understand someone like poor Claire, though. No reasoned argument will suffice.

    You see, on the 7th of September, 2013, the wicked Abbottses stole the election, and

  31. Oh come on

    (And for the dirty minded, it = pizza and S = my kid. She no likey cheese. Except when she doesn’t realise what she’s eating is cheese.)

  32. JC

    Abbott is also now being referred to by numbers.

    Prime Minister 5265617. It has a ring to it.

    So has donut boy, fatboy.

  33. Oh come on

    Why did you waste my time with that totally unfunny, worthless crap, m0nty?

  34. JimD

    The only recent problem has been when Newman’s government sacked a fair chunk of the on-line support personnel, which means a long wait if you call helpline.
    If the fucking thing was worth two bobshillings no one would need to call helpline except you Bob and the EDU helpline is not appropriate in your case. You need to ring the VV helpline for victims of neuron depreciation a/c excessive exposure to raw 24d otherwise cop diagnosis of early dementia. You may or not have been a complete and utter arsehole in the later 1960′s but you certainly are now.

  35. Makka

    monty wallowing through the twitter sewers gathering up cute slimings of Abbott from his fellow shallow cult members because TA has so quickly exposed the needless deaths of thousands (men, women, children, babies) caused by the ALP. What a vile creature .

  36. JimD

    and you should seek councselling

  37. Infidel Tiger

    Abbott arrived on a boat, with his passport and Australian mother and went through immigration. What a cnut.

  38. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    My Sweet Hairy Treasure has just brought me a cup of tea. I have finally finished cleaning the oven. I should have left it to the professionals. Inside it were contained nearly two years worth of my special skill: burning things in it. But it is now ‘as new’, shining, and good riddance. It is a perfectly horrible oven. We shall eat out or it’s cooktop only till we leave now. I am not going near that thing again.

    Who needs to laser-blast their skin at a beauty salon? Not me. I have a fine caustic spray doing good work on my face. Luckily I read the label and wore protection glasses. And Da Hairy Ape went out specially and got me some thick rubber gloves and tied a tea-towel around my face (which I stupidly took off; I could never be a Muslim woman). He opened the windows and offered to do the job, but I wouldn’t let him (couldn’t let him see how bad it had got). I am now resting in recovery, having splashed water on my face and slathered it with face cream. I hope I can become presentable soon because we have a big dinner out tonight, because it is a special day for us both in terms of the date.

    Romance, chocolates and Top of the Town.

    Da Hairy Ape has been called in to admire my work, and now you all know too.

  39. Oh come on

    Makka: it’s more that he thinks it’s sharp commentary. Very undiscerning.

  40. Steve of Glasshouse

    Oven bags Lizzie. And not those pre pricked air vented ones.

  41. Anonymous

    I am a High School student about to enter grade 12 and, in my experience, the education system is far from objective. Most of the bias seems to be, unwittingly, generated by the teachers themselves. They are of the Left and are teaching the subject to the best of their ability. I don’t think they set out to brain-wash us, but experiences, views and ideologies effect how people look at a certain issue and, for the most part, their personal views shine through.

    That being said, most teachers aren’t assholes. They don’t grade us on our opinions but the quality of our work. I recently completed a unit in science on Climate Change and, while no differing views were taught in the classroom my essay (which didn’t agree with it of course) was marked fairly. The teacher did say that I was wrong, but hey, I got an A for it.

  42. Makka

    Yep, claire hates anyone who has arrived in Australia legally and become successful. I’m betting that claire has seen her income vanish from the dearth of $10k refugees. That or is she possibly one of those Greenslime Govt grant parasites who sees her income of copying and pasting for an income in jeopardy? Find out for us will you monty.

  43. Pickles

    Romance, chocolates and Top of the Town

    516-518 Flinders St. Discreet entrance via the back lane.
    Use my name freely Lizzie.

  44. Motelier

    Monty

    Can you check to see if this is true. I wouldn’t want to mislead the other Cats here.

    An African woman who was denied permission to travel to Australia for facial reconstruction surgery by the Gillard government has had a second visa application approved.

    Ayaan Mohamed, 25, suffered horrific facial injuries when she was shot as an infant during Somalia’s brutal civil war.

    Brisbane’s Wesley Hospital and Rotary offered to bring Ayaan to Australia for the complicated surgery free of charge, but she was denied a medical visa last March.

    Ayaan made a second visa application in October, which Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has now approved.

  45. Motelier

    Christopher Pyne says the national school curriculum must change to better recognise ‘Western civilisation’; is he right?
    Yes 56%
    No 44%
    437 votes

    Not quite the result that they wanted I guess.

  46. jumpnmcar

    Since Tropical Cyclones are given either male or female names alternately , any idea what gender Eight is?.

    Or am I a misogynist for asking ?

  47. Steve of Glasshouse

    Jump..looks Polish. Haven’t googled yet..

  48. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Oven bags Lizzie. And not those pre pricked air vented ones.

    That sounds good. I’ll spend some time in the supermarket reading the labels to see if I could use them. Don’t they explode if they aren’t vented? Or is that just in microwaves?

    This site is a mine of helpfulness when it turns towards the witchery of kitchenry. Motelier’s suggestion of a special egg-poacher has transformed our at-home brunches on Sundays. HIA is very grateful to him. Said to let him know. So there you are, Mote. Ta muchly.

  49. jumpnmcar

    SoG
    J

    ump..looks Polish. Haven’t googled yet..

    With all the hippy leftys panic merchants at the BOM it’s probably named after one of their kids.

  50. Infidel Tiger

    Romance, chocolates and Top of the Town

    Top of The Town isn’t really the sort of place I’d eat unless you are lucky enough to score one on her first shift.

  51. Motelier

    Lizzie

    You are the HIA are welcome.

  52. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Lizzie, next time dial 1800-wecleanyouroven

    Nearly gave up and did that, half way through, but didn’t have a number so it was too much effort, and then there would also be the loss of pride (can’t say face, almost lost the skin on that already!). Thanks Gab, I’ll note that for future reference. Sometimes I forget that HIA says just go out and spend. Old habits of self-sufficiency and DIY can die hard with me.

  53. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Oh help. Is there actually a restaurant called Top of the Town? I was using that as a metaphor for somewhere expensive and nice. It is to be a surprise for me.

  54. Gab

    Old habits of self-sufficiency and DIY can die hard with me.

    Well you need to ditch those old relics quick smart and stop denying jobs to people. Get the economy going, Lizzie. This is an economics blog, fhs.

  55. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Pickles!! Are you telling me that name doesn’t even refer to a restaurant??
    Blush.

  56. Beef

    Not quite the result that they wanted I guess.

    If thats the ABC. Then what numbers in the real world.

  57. Steve of Glasshouse

    Lizzie..use the old fashioned oven bags as marinading vehicles, then prick the bag prior to placing in the oven. The new ones are nanny state oven bags for people who can’t read instructions..

  58. Motelier

    Beef
    The numbers in the real world would probably be higher.

    I bet the ABC does not report the results of their straw poll.

  59. Brian of Moorabbin

    JC (@5.42pm)

    looks like a ‘Dirty Sanchez’…

  60. JimD

    ‘Twas 56/44 @ 2pm mote.
    Reveals something deserving of further scrutiny- just 437? responses to a 1.2bn pa public funded media monolith poll on the substance of the education of the formative of a nation of 23m says what about
    a) the relevance of the ABfuckingC and
    b) ?????

  61. Beef

    Motelier

    The numbers in the real world would probably be higher.

    Undoubtedly. So even a majority of the lefty readers at ABC feel we need to better recognise ‘Western civilisation’ in our curriculum. Beggars questioning the reasoning!

  62. Brian: I was on holidays, including a week and a half in Perth, and I’m in the middle of packing up and moving house. Plus, no one is paying me. ;)

    JC: I participated in Movember.

  63. H B Bear

    Oh help. Is there actually a restaurant called Top of the Town?

    Umm … I don’t think it is a restaurant. More of an Albo-style remedial sports massage centre.

  64. nic

    Umm … I don’t think it is a restaurant. More of an Albo-style remedial sports massage centre.

    A bit like ‘dining at the Y’

  65. H B Bear

    Monty, you should have told us you were in Perth.

    We could have told you to piss off.

  66. Too late Humphrey, already back in Melbourne.

    Spent two days in Walpole. Seven hours travel to get there. It wasn’t worth it. Full of bogans and grey nomads. Sand scrape greens on the golf course. Tour guide on the cruise would not shut up, one of those blokes who insists everything is tied to his little town. He even rolled off a yarn about how Tolstoy had stayed in Walpole, and some stuff about the Russian Revolution, I had dozed off by then.

  67. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From JC at 2:56 pm:

    ” The Slovenian Strega/putana

    Why refer to her like that when there’s never been even one example.

    She’s disagreeable and revolting, but there’s no evidence she lived a lying slapper’s life. As far as we know she’s lived a loving relationship with her hubby. That’s good enough.”

    That dissolute thing extended no such courtesy to Tony Abbott and his family, a demonstrably thoroughly decent man – she resolutely made a point of vilely denigrating them at every turn, whilst sitting comfortably alongside the demonstrably immoral lying slapper and enjoying her applause for her filthy work.

    That bloke has profited mightily from Labor’s deeply corrupt special rules for special friends – no ordinary man with that record could even contemplate such extraordinary accommodation for such a handsomely paid public funded position – a bit like a Senior Labor Figure and the slapper and the once was attorney general and the several Labor boyfriends and the rest of the long, long list.

    They invite and deserve every bit of abuse and vitriol directed at them for their privileged Labor royalty existence, financed by the working man they claim to represent.

  68. They invite and deserve every bit of abuse and vitriol directed at them for their privileged Labor royalty existence, financed by the working man they claim to represent.

    You sound like a bitter and twisted old man.

  69. JimD

    I’m in the middle of packing up and moving house. Plus, no one is paying me.
    What’s up Mont? The bride kicked you out already?

  70. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From 1735099 at 7:21 pm:

    “They invite and deserve every bit of abuse and vitriol directed at them for their privileged Labor royalty existence, financed by the working man they claim to represent.

    You sound like a bitter and twisted old man.”

    That’s simply devastating! :)

  71. blogstrop

    I’d say the zombie left won’t close that poll at ABC News Radio until they’ve called in their reserves to “achieve balance”.

  72. nic

    You sound like a bitter and twisted old man.

    If anyone would know, its you.

  73. Monty, you should have told us you were in Perth.

    We could have told you to piss off.

    I suppose we could have. The Perth Cats could have gone to the airport and formed themselves into the words ‘PISS OFF’ on the tarmac.

    I hope Monty spent lots of money here, but I doubt it.

  74. nic

    It wasn’t worth it. Full of bogans and grey nomads.

    Sneer. What a pity none of them travelled to WA by leaky boat, I’m sure you’d be full of sympathy for them then.

  75. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The Perth Cats could have gone to the airport

    Things are quiet here in January – I’d have made the time to drive to Perth to be part of that.

  76. Brian of Moorabbin

    no one is paying me.

    Sinc, Judith, Steve K, et al get paid to blog here?

    Tell the truth mOnty. It was more work than you expected, no-one was bothered to read it, and so you gave up.

  77. Cato the Elder

    Motelier:

    Please note: ABC NewsRadio reserves the right to remove any poll, current or archived, where we reasonably believe irregular voting activity has occurred.

    or they don’t like the result, no doubt.

  78. Carpe Jugulum

    You sound like a bitter and twisted old man

    Irony, you’re not getting it.

  79. Actually, JimD, we’re moving into a new house to start a family.

  80. Geriatric Mayfly

    The ABC goes the full Leftard in its illegal boat segment tonight. You-Know-Who was trotted out again, and was rabbiting on about 666 in the bath or some such nonsense. At this point, one begins to wonder if it is the fate of illegals that the ABC is really concerned about; or whether the melting heads result from 666 not providing them with information, which is their inalienable right. So tonight , they invent some half baked line, then interview as many kindred folk as possible, who do not query a single word of it. Even war seems to be on the cards.
    Before it breaks out, I am off to present the fly.

  81. Carpe Jugulum

    Oh help. Is there actually a restaurant called Top of the Town?

    Not so much a restaurant as a place where ladies of negotiable virtue exchange their ‘wares’.

  82. nic

    Actually, JimD, we’re moving into a new house to start a family.

    Your existing one doesn’t have a bedroom, couch, floor, dining table, kitchen bench?

  83. Cato the Elder

    That’s simply devastating!

    Funny, you don’t look devastated.

  84. Bruce

    Please do not invest in bitcoins Aliice. It is now at the fleece the suckers stage.

    Money attracts this sort of behaviour. If you think you understand the market believe me you don’t. If you don’t understand it…small furry bunnies are in less danger in a lion cage.

    We are now seeing all the usual suspects advertising on business websites their bitcoin services. This is a bad sign. After the small carnivores eat their fill the large one will come in: the US government. They have already been musing in that direction. As soon as they do the result will be quite predictably painful (unless you are shorting).

  85. You need a bit more than just that, nic.

  86. Brian of Moorabbin

    we’re moving into a new house to start a family.

    Just how big of a house do you need to start a family?

    I only ask because myself, the wife, and son (turns 7 tomorrow) manage just fine in a 2 bedroom unit….

  87. Spent two days in Walpole. Seven hours travel to get there. It wasn’t worth it. Full of bogans and grey nomads. Sand scrape greens on the golf course. Tour guide on the cruise would not shut up, one of those blokes who insists everything is tied to his little town. He even rolled off a yarn about how Tolstoy had stayed in Walpole, and some stuff about the Russian Revolution, I had dozed off by then.

    Poor Monty. I’m sorry you had a bad time, but I think you went about it the wrong way?

    Walpole is absolutely beautiful, but not at this time of year. Really, spring to early summer is when you should go, and you’d be amazed at the difference. It’s very lush then, and all the wildflowers are out.

    Also, locals don’t generally just drive there all in one go. The idea is to go there by stages, enjoying Down South in a leisurely way. So you’d go via Margaret River and Augusta (coast route) or you cut across inland, which is a bit less attractive and also a bit hotter. And then you could go on to Denmark and Albany.

    I’ve never been to Albany, and am reliably informed that it’s an armpit, so I’m not planning to in the near future, but certainly down south is lovely – if you go at the right time of year, and at the right pace.

  88. Infidel tiger

    Actually, JimD, we’re moving into a new house to start a family.

    You’ll be voting Liberal and checking out private schools soon, monts!

  89. nic

    You need a bit more than just that, nic.

    So long as you are both well supported and her cycle is right, you should be able to start a family.
    BTW, you don’t mean ‘family’ in a hetero-normative way that is judgemental and discriminitory do you? Stares.

  90. You’ll be voting Liberal and checking out private schools soon, monts!

    The wife has mandated Catholic schools for the kids. Plenty of lefties send their kids there too, IT.

  91. Why is it that Coalition pollies are perpetually at war?
    It must take real cojones to declare war on refugees.
    Abbott’s swagger has increased by about 5 degrees in each direction.
    Metronome Tone is becoming more apt daily.
    And Sidekick Scrote (Morrison) isn’t even doing his Mr Magoo impressions on Fridays any more.
    That, at least, is a welcome relief.

  92. Brian of Moorabbin

    Bruce, Aliice is not interested in trading bitcoins, she is trying to get it declared illegal in Australia after her son died tragically of a drug overdose from illegal substances purchased over the ‘net using bitcoins as the medium of payment.

    Aliice, I know you’re still grieving (and that we’ve had our disagreements in the past), so please take this in the spirit is intended, not as an attack. However I do have to tell you that your comments on that forum come across as the rantings of a derenged person. I know that it’s more probably the grief and anger talking in those posts, but I honestly think you are doing your cause more harm than good with some of the accusations you made over there.

    It might be best if you avoid that site and anyone associated with it and take your campaign to your local State and Federal MPS, as well as the relevant ministers, etc.

  93. I only ask because myself, the wife, and son (turns 7 tomorrow) manage just fine in a 2 bedroom unit….

    In 1962 my parents came to WA with four and a half children. They bought a very cheap 3 bedroom house in what was then a distant and unfashionable suburb. The house had one bathroom, one (separate) toilet and a granny flat. The whole place had been designed and built by the previous owner, and it was not exactly going to win any architectural awards, then or now. But it was on a big corner block, and there were trees.

    By enclosing the back verandah, Dad created a fourth bedroom, and by enclosing the front verandah, we got a proper living room. So eventually there were ten of us altogether – two parents and seven children in the house, and a resident grandmother (first one, then the other) in the granny flat.

    It was an excellent lesson in sharing, negotiation, and how to keep your elbows in at the dining table.

    Bunk beds are a great invention. But I have noticed that most modern houses have tiny bedrooms that really wouldn’t fit more than one person comfortably.

  94. You’ll be voting Liberal and checking out private schools soon, monts!

    I think you’re right. Children will change monty, I suspect quite radically.

    Leftyism is all very well and good when you’re young and drunk and binge-eating, but suddenly when you realise just how dangerous lefties have made the world for that little morsel of humanity in a bunny rug, you start thinking twice.

  95. Plenty of lefties send their kids there too, IT.

    Just not many practising Catholics, that’s all.

  96. Brian of Moorabbin

    But I have noticed that most modern houses have tiny bedrooms that really wouldn’t fit more than one person comfortably.

    Very true Philippa.

    The missus and I looked at probably a good dozen places in the last 8 weeks of 2013, and the largest bedroom we found in any house built in the last 5 years was 3.4m by 3.6m… and that was considered a MASTER Bedroom!

    Usual size of a regular bedroom was 3.1/3.2m x 3.0/3.1m… barely larger than the size of the combined bathroom/laundry in our current unit.

    I blame the current developer mentality of putting 2 ‘townhouses’ with gigantic living rooms AND a ‘Home theatre’ room on a standard 1/4-1/3acre suburban block.

    For Gaia’s sake, does nobody build a decent-sized 4 bedroom family home anymore?

  97. Aliice, I know you’re still grieving (and that we’ve had our disagreements in the past), so please take this in the spirit is intended, not as an attack. However I do have to tell you that your comments on that forum come across as the rantings of a derenged (sic) person. I know that it’s more probably the grief and anger talking in those posts, but I honestly think you are doing your cause more harm than good with some of the accusations you made over there.

    The judgmental tone of so much that is posted here never ceases to amaze me.
    It’s more evidence, I guess that those on the extreme right lack some of the vital components of the triune brain.
    Hence lower order behaviors such as aggression, dominance, territoriality, and ritual displays predominate.
    All are on display here.
    Compassion doesn’t get a look in.

  98. 31% of students at Catholic secondary schools are not Catholics, Phillippa. Only 53% of Catholic kids go to Catholic secondary schools.

  99. Cato the Elder

    For Gaia’s sake, does nobody build a decent-sized 4 bedroom family home anymore?

    No. Not enough money in it.

  100. Bruce

    Thanks, Brian. I was aware of both but did not make the connection a with b. Apology.

    By reflex I am concerned that people could lose their shirts to institutional scammers.

  101. Brian of Moorabbin

    Fuck off Bob, you despicable, bitter, pointy-headed communist.

    Aliice asked for people’s thoughts on the comments at that forum, and I gave her my honest assessment. If Aliice has a problem with what I wrote, she will tell me, she doesn’t need you riding out on your white steed to save her.

    In fact, I’d bet Aliice would be more than capable of fighting her own battles than a proven liar like yourself.

  102. Carpe Jugulum

    The wife has mandated Catholic schools for the kids

    If i may, you should consider;

    http://www.communica-institute.org/
    or
    http://www.flinders.vic.edu.au/

    The Jugulettes have been to both, i recommend them highly.

  103. Steve of Glasshouse

    Numbers ; don’t throw around terms such as triune brain without having some idea of what you are talking about.

  104. Brian of Moorabbin

    Hence lower order behaviors (sic) such as aggression, dominance, territoriality, and ritual displays predominate.

    By the way Bob, the correct spelling is ‘behaviours’ not behaviors…

    If you’re going to pick up on people making typos, make sure your own work is fucking perfect in future.

  105. The master at our new place is 3.4m by 6.4m. But that’s made up of a 3.4m2 square, plus stairs leading down on one wall, and a 3m2 “reading nook” up a few steps on the side leading out to a balcony.

  106. Carpe Jugulum

    The judgmental tone of so much that is posted here never ceases to amaze me.

    Orly fucktard, have you suffered the loss that Aliice has? I think not. Your condescending pap here for the last 12 hours tells us what a booger twirling troglodyte you are, with a need to be noticed by people who would never speak to you in real life.

  107. H B Bear

    Albany Golf Course is a good country track.

  108. Brian of Moorabbin

    mOnty, sounds impressive. Which area are you moving to? South, East, West, North (don’t need or want to know exact suburb, just general region)? And ballpark cost?

  109. Motelier

    Night Cats and Kitteys

    I am off to the other Motel tonight and will probably arrive around 11.30 pm

    Play hard and play safe.

  110. Staying west. Won’t give out the price, because if I did the stalkers could probably find out where I live.

  111. Carpe Jugulum

    Interdenominational! Sounds like Uniting.

    Their philosophy is very similar to Japanese schools, that why Lady Jugulum chose it.

    Think about it, they provide a good education.

  112. candy

    Aliice

    On the forum you say -
    My son paid you and you paid the dealer. You did this and probably still do it for thousands if not more of Australian youth. You handle it all. You accept the payment and you send it to the dealers.

    Does the person you refer to know it is illicit drugs in the purchase or just turn a blind eye?
    And is it only drugs as the only commodity people buy through Bitcon? What I’m asking is, is the Bitcon person full knowing he/she is the middleman in a drug transaction.

  113. Aliice

    Thats right BOM

    Aliice asked for people’s thoughts on the comments at that forum, and I gave her my honest assessment. If Aliice has a problem with what I wrote, she will tell me, she doesn’t need you riding out on your white steed to save her.

    I would BOM because I like you – quite right and I didnt so tell him (whoever) so there…

  114. nic

    because if I did the stalkers could probably find out where I live.

    The trail of crumbs alone would be enough for any sleuth

  115. Brian of Moorabbin

    Won’t give out the price, because if I did the stalkers could probably find out where I live.

    Fair enough. Hope you didn’t get too screwed by the real-estate agent cost-wise.

  116. jupes

    Currently listening to 70′s hits on Foxtel.

    They are playing Walk This Way by Aerosmith and Run DMC which is an 80′s song.

    As a purist, I am offended that 70′s music is contaminated by 80′s crap.

  117. Brian of Moorabbin

    You’re welcome Aliice.

  118. Fuck off Bob, you despicable, bitter, pointy-headed communist.

    I hope you’re not teaching your seven year old that you deal with those you disagree with by abusing and calling them names.
    if you are, it will come back and bite you on the bum.

  119. jupes

    Ah that’s better.

    Gilbert O’Sullivan. Alone Again .

  120. nic

    Phi;ippa,
    thanks for the story. No doubt your family saved, you all went without, you shared and you worked hard, all without Government assistance.

  121. JC

    Capt’n

    I haven’t spoken to you for about a week. Have you had a shower this year? Honest question because you’re here at the Cat 24/7

  122. Brian of Moorabbin

    I hope you’re not teaching your seven year old that you deal with those you disagree with by abusing and calling them names.

    No. I’m teaching him to track the bastard down, then make his life a living fucking hell by calling in favours with members of the local constabulary…..

  123. Orly fucktard, have you suffered the loss that Aliice has?

    I have actually.
    She would have been 31 today.
    But that has nothing to do with the reptilian response that many here have shoveled up to Aliice.
    There seems to be a notion extant that it’s unmanly to be compassionate.
    Delayed adolescence, probably….
    Obviously stuck in Erikson’s fifth stage.

  124. Carpe Jugulum

    I have actually.
    She would have been 31 today.

    Given your previous form, don’t be suprised if a say i don’t beieve you.

  125. Brian of Moorabbin

    But that has nothing to do with the reptilian response that many here have shoveled up to Aliice.
    There seems to be a notion extant that it’s unmanly to be compassionate.

    Hey Bob, why don’t we ask Aliice herself how she felt about my comments.

    Aliice,

    Were you offended by my comments, and thus need Bob to be white knighting for you?

    Or did you take my comments in the spirit in which they were intended?

  126. Gab

    Wow. numbers is now trading on Alice’s grief. What a prick.

  127. Makka

    I wish the LNP would just pull out a few of the bookloads of examples and show everyone how polluted the curriculum is with LeftGreen rubbish, then tear the “independence” of the Leftist academic warehouse ACARA to pieces. Most Aussie parents have no clue how distorted the ed system has become. We should all follow Tasmania’s lead?;

    “Tasmanian education minister among those attacking review of school curriculum by conservative education advocates”

    “The Abbott government’s overhaul of the national curriculum appears to be a “brainwashing and propaganda mission”, the Tasmanian education minister, Nick McKim, has argued in one of the most strongly worded attacks on the review.”

    “The Australian Education Union, Labor and the Greens have condemned the curriculum review as being about ideology and politics rather than education.

    The opposition education spokeswoman, Kate Ellis, said states and territories would have to decide whether they wanted to implement the changes. She said it was important to constantly review the curriculum, but an independent body – the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority – was in place to do that.”

  128. Their philosophy is very similar to Japanese schools, that why Lady Jugulum chose it.

    Think about it, they provide a good education.

    Has to be a Catholic school, I’m afraid.

  129. nic

    “The Australian Education Union, Labor and the Greens have condemned the curriculum review as being about ideology and politics rather than education.

    That’s pretty cheeky from that lot, for whom ideology and politics is considered as being the basis of their education policies.

  130. Brian of Moorabbin

    Makka, that wouldn’t be the same Nick McKim who “became Leader of the Tasmanian Greens in 2008“, would it?

  131. candy

    Monty
    Is your wife expecting (without being intrusive)? Us gals like to know these things.

  132. Carpe Jugulum

    Thank you Carpe

    Lady Jugulum & i have a 21 year old son. We could never imagine him not being here. Let alone losing him in such tragic circumstances.

  133. Pedro the Ignorant

    Stop replying to that gibbering fool numbers, FFS.

    Albany WA is a lovely place. It has some of the best natural scenery overlooking the many bays and waterways surrounding the town. You can often see whales, dolphins and seals from the shore. Great fishing, but be warned the king waves can make it dangerous from the rocks. The Light Horse Monument is not to be missed, spectacular views and you can explore the old wartime tunnels and bunkers that guarded the harbour. There is a great rifle range if that floats your boat, very challenging because of the exposed position and gusty winds. Many a “marksman” has come unstuck here.

    Well worth a week’s visit, best times are spring and early summer. Autumn and winter is usually blowy and damp, but, as a saving grace, there are no flies then either.

    Bring your money/credit cards.

  134. nic

    Is your wife expecting (without being intrusive)? Us gals like to know these things.

    I believe shes expecting something small and about 5 min tops.

  135. Carpe Jugulum

    Has to be a Catholic school, I’m afraid.

    C’mon Monster think outside the square, although i’m sure you will research a quality Catholic school.

    Locally or overseas?

    No, that is not being facetious.

  136. Tator

    Hey Brian,
    just moved into a new house last month. Main bedroom is 3.7 by 3.7, sons room is 3.6 by 3.6 and we have a 10 by 7 metre family room at the rear of the house which by itself, is bigger than the old place minus the wet areas and hallway (was only 98 square metres)

  137. I’ve just found the university for my children here

  138. Brian of Moorabbin

    Tator, you lucky ba-…

    Big yard as well? That’s our major requirement (well, apart from decent sized room).

    Someplace for the little bloke to be able to kick his football around, play cricket, etc without the need to keep going down to the local park (your master bedroom is about the size of the ‘backyard’ we have – hard to kick a footie about in that)…

  139. Makka

    The same Brian. From that thriving mecca of achievement, Tasmania.

  140. Pedro the Ignorant

    The spectacular Light Horse Monument, Mt Clarence, Albany, WA.

    http://tinyurl.com/m2ugbob

  141. JimD

    Monts, Good on Ya. Move on from the bog, have ‘em and bring ‘em up well removed from the commo bacteria. Too late for the (S)cesspit of Brisbane who oughta be with Darcy and the chemical wreck from Toowoomba that ought be in one or the other mental institution that you seem to have escaped from.

  142. C.L.

    The spectacular Light Horse Monument, Mt Clarence, Albany, WA.

    Oh that is superb.

  143. kae

    I love the Light Horse Memorial at Albany, I’ve been there.

    You can see the sound from there where the troops sailing for the war saw their last bit of Australia.

  144. Carpe Jugulum

    The spectacular Light Horse Monument, Mt Clarence, Albany, WA.

    What a beautiful photograph.

  145. Has to be local. The square is fairly well set. Pick your battles, as they say.

  146. Tator

    One of the few benefits of living in Adelaide, relatively cheaper housing, got a back yard about three times the size of my old place, with a great paved area which makes for a good cricket pitch and inline hockey shooting gallery, plus has a 3 car wide driveway which will be used for shooting hoops. Needed a bigger place as my 10yo lad has ADHD and Aspergers and needed room to run

  147. Delta A

    Agreed, Pedro, Albany is a lovely place. Last time we visited we attended the Anzac Day service on the foreshore. (Missed the dawn service because the resident kookaburra chose that morning to sleep in past 5.00am.) A very solemn and moving ceremony, lightened by the voices of the combined school choirs.

  148. Tator

    Biggest issue with it is that I now need to get someone in to install data cabling as the wifi doesnt get through the double brick walls from the office. One big bonus is the awesome man cave I have built myself in the cellar. All of my boy toys and kickarse puter for gaming with 7.1 sound in a soundproof bunker, bring on Battlefield 4 or Team Fortress 2

  149. Leigh Lowe

    I hope you’re not teaching your seven year old that you deal with those you disagree with by abusing and calling them names.

    Wow!
    That’s rich coming from you Spud-Peeler, you condescending prick.

  150. Carpe Jugulum

    Has to be local. The square is fairly well set. Pick your battles, as they say

    I say this as a father who deferred to his wifes choice of school, their judgement is probably right, don’t argue unless you have some serious objections and insist they sit with either you or the good lady and do their home work.

    They’ll thank you for it when they are older.

  151. Gab

    Ate THE best King George Whiting down at Albany. Also Albany is a very picturesque place. (pronounced Albany as in Al not All, so the locals informed me).

  152. The wife works in the education system, so I defer to her superior knowledge on that one.

    I will make the decisions on important things like which sporting teams to support, and… well that’s pretty much it.

  153. Tom

    Leftyism is all very well and good when you’re young and drunk and binge-eating, but suddenly when you realise just how dangerous lefties have made the world for that little morsel of humanity in a bunny rug, you start thinking twice.

    Correct.

  154. Tator

    Gab,
    beg to disagree, best KGW are from Venus Bay in SA. Along with the best prawns too.

  155. Carpe Jugulum

    I

    will make the decisions on important things like which sporting teams to support

    Cinci Bengals

    Brisbane Broncos

    Spurs/Vissel Kobe

    Nikko Kobe Icebucks

    Trust me ;)

  156. Gab

    Well I’ll just have to mosey on down there and taste, Tator. Best prawns are from Cairns.

  157. Carpe Jugulum

    beg to disagree, best KGW are from Venus Bay in SA

    Westernport Bay in Victoria craps on those tiddlers.

  158. Makka

    Civic minded bikie scum;

    “The family of a Hells Angels bikie shot dead in Sydney’s southeast say they want his killer off the streets.

    Tyrone Slemnik, 42, was fatally wounded in a shoot-out in an Eastlakes car park on July 8 last year.

    A 25-year-old man was shot in the leg during the incident, which police suspect was part of a turf war between the Hells Angels and Comanchero gangs.

    Police have been told that a group of men, including Tyrone, were standing in the car park when they were fired at by the occupants of a vehicle.”

    H/t Sky.

  159. JC

    I will make the decisions on important things like which sporting teams to support, and… well that’s pretty much it.

    Under the thumb already? Didn’t take long.

  160. Brian of Moorabbin

    bring on Battlefield 4

    Got a favourite server? If not, I can let you know the one I play on most frequently (I’m also an admin, so can put you on the ‘preferred user’ list)..

  161. Brian of Moorabbin

    Cinci Bengals

    Pfft..

    San Diego Chargers

  162. Makka

    Abbott pisses off Indon Muslim official while upholding Australia’s border integrity;

    “Warning of downturn in Australia-Indonesia relations”

    “Indonesia’s Foreign Affairs Commission Chairman Mahfudz Siddiq is joining the chorus of opposition coming from Indonesia.

    Speaking here on the ABC he warns towing boats back to Indonesia could lead to conflict.

    “The Australian government action by returning the tow boats back to Indonesia is a provocative action. Instead of solving problems, it will trigger more conflict. It will have impact broadly and fundamentally on the bilateral relations. It will cost both countries.”

    Mr Siddiq is also highly critical of reported Australian plans to buy motorised lifeboats to send asylum seekers back to Indonesia if their own vessels are unseaworthy.

    He says the tactic is tantamount to a people smuggling operation legalised by the Australian government.”

    http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/01/10/warning-downturn-australia-indonesia-relations

  163. Carpe Jugulum

    San Diego Chargers

    ppppffffffttt wannabes

  164. Brian of Moorabbin

    Whatever Sven

  165. stackja

    Makka
    #1144856, posted on January 10, 2014 at 9:39 pm
    “Warning of downturn in Australia-Indonesia relations”

    Something like what Sukarno called Konfrontation? Sukarno had a downturn on September 30, 1965.

  166. candy

    Monty
    That’s so great!
    You’ll be a good dad, I know. You’re already thinking about appropriate schooling and so on. I’m sure there’s a conservative chap inside you ready to break out!
    Hope your wife is keeping well.

  167. calli

    Here I was thinking SBS was good for nothing, and along came David Starkey’s Music and Monarchy. This week was medieval to Elizabethan, next week takes in Purcell. Worth a look and listen for those Cats who like that type of thing.

  168. JC

    Monst

    If you have kids, move to NYC and send the kids to this school.

    It really is, it’s a school for future communists set up by communists.

    The Little Red School House.

  169. Beef

    He says the tactic is tantamount to a people smuggling operation legalised by the Australian government.”

    He’s kidding right???? “smugglers germs, no returns”

  170. Gab

    a people smuggling operation legalised by the Australian government.

    That would be the facilitated by Rudd and gillard, est. 2007.

  171. Leo G

    He says the tactic is tantamount to a people smuggling operation legalised by the Australian government.”

    Of course the ABC report would have pointed out that Article 3(a) of the UN Convention against Transnational Organised Crime (UNToc) Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by land, sea and air (the Smuggling Protocol) ratified by Australia on 27 May 2004, defines ‘smuggling of migrants’ as:

    the procurement, in order to obtain, directly or indirectly, a financial or other material benefit, of the illegal entry of a person into a State Party of which the person is not a national or a permanent resident.

  172. H B Bear

    The Liberals would be rubbing their hands every time the ALPBC or the Socialist Broadcasting Service finds one of these Indo muzzies to tell them how much Abbott is offending Indonesia.

  173. Beef

    That would be the facilitated by Rudd and gillard, est. 2007.

    The upscale people smuggling market, brought to you by the aformentioned Rudd and Gillard.

    None of this, bop em on the head , fill em full of drugs, sell em to slave buyers unseemly type.

    The lazy type, you just advertise and sit back, they come to you, stick em on a floating matchbox and count your money as they wave good bye.

  174. I’m sure there’s a conservative chap inside you ready to break out!

    I’m not pregnant!

    The wife is fine, thanks.

  175. Beef

    Indo muzzies to tell them how much Abbott is offending Indonesia.

    It is getting very old, very quick. People are getting sick of the ‘offended anyone’.

    The more we see of the offended, the more offended I become!

  176. Aldrydd

    Grrrr, just saw a Facebook post from Gosford Anglican Church (shared by a friend) calling detention facilities ‘concentration camps’ I’ve just replied with a bit of a tanty response saying how dare they trivialise the horrors endured by victims of oppressive regimes to the relative comfort of what is offered by Australia to ‘refugees’. What is it with these people? I’m so angry

  177. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Pedro the Ignorant at 9:00 pm:

    “The spectacular Light Horse Monument, Mt Clarence, Albany, WA.”

    That was father Mick’s mob (not formed in WA though) with whom he embarked on a grand adventure of Egypt, Gallipoli, Jordan, the Holy Lands and other parts of the world until he returned to Australia in the mid 1920s.

    I do like the photo you show in your link kae.

  178. Brian of Moorabbin

    I’m not pregnant!

    Are you sure? Some of those pictures that JC et al have linked to from your Twitter account might suggest otherwise….

    ;)

    Nah, in all seriousness congrats on the news Paul. Best wishes to you and the wife. Have you guys decided if you want to know the sex before birth, or wait for the surprise? IIRC they can tell via ultrasound after about 15-16 weeks (which for a July borth shouldn’t be that far away for you guys)

  179. kae

    Mick
    Not formed in WA, though Mt Clarence and the sound were the last of Australia seen by those fighters steaming to war from Australia.
    The statue was erected in Egypt, Port Said, but damaged and was brought back to Australia and erected in the place the soldiers would have seen the last of Australia.

  180. egg_

    Shortnut’s sincerity act sounds very insincere, how long’s he going to last?

  181. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From kae at 10:37 pm:

    “Mick
    Not formed in WA, though Mt Clarence and the sound were the last of Australia seen by those fighters steaming to war from Australia.
    The statue was erected in Egypt, Port Said, but damaged and was brought back to Australia and erected in the place the soldiers would have seen the last of Australia.”

    You ought to be in some forensic investigations unit somewhere kae, with your propensity and ability to chase down the detail as you so often do :) – thank you, I was not aware of that.

  182. kae

    Mick, I’m pretty sure it’s inscribed on the plaque on the statue.

    I love the statue. It’s magnificent.

  183. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    calling detention facilities “concentration camps”

    If anyone wants to compare detention facilities with “concentration camps”, all I can say, is I envy them their ignorance.

    South Africa – in the camps established by the English, 28,000 Boers died – 22,000 of them under the age of 16.

    World War Two – those horrors should be known to even the meanest of intelligences. If anyone compared immigration detention facilities to these atrocities, they are cheapening the past. (End of rant)

  184. stackja

    Mick Gold Coast QLD
    #1144988, posted on January 10, 2014 at 10:44 pm
    From kae at 10:37 pm:

    Official Histories – First World War
    ANZAC to Amiens (1983 reprint)
    C E W Bean
    CHAPTER IV
    THE FIRST CONTINGENT SAILS
    ANZAC TO AMIENS [24th Oct.-3rd Nov. 1914
    From October 24th there began to arrive in King George’s Sound, the great, safe, lonely harbour of Albany in the south-western corner of Australia, transport after transport carrying men, horses, guns. The troops were not allowed to land. On the 26th came in the Orient liner Orvieto, now transporting General Bridges, his staff, and over 1000 men from Melbourne. On the 28th, when nearly 30 Australian transports were in port, all in their peace-time paint, 14 ships entered-the New Zealand transports, painted grey, and their powerful escort. Four days later, at 6.45 a.m. on November 1st, the Orvieto led the transports out from the harbour heads. The 26 Australian transports formed up first, in three divisions, steaming parallel with a mile between them, each division in “line ahead” (or, as the Army would say, in “single file”). Two days later 2 Western Australian transports met the fleet at sea. Then with the British cruiser Minotaur five miles ahead, the Ibuki and Melbourne four miles out on either beam, and the Sydney far astern, the 38 transports headed for Suez en route to England.

  185. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Mick – the head of the original Light Horse memorial statue in Port Said, complete with bullet holes from 1956, is in a museum in Albany.

  186. Aldrydd

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha, it just makes me soooo angry that a Church would seek to trivialise horrors of the past & twist something used in an analogy to say that Australia is now dehumanising refugees & putting them in concentration camps. Shouldn’t the Church be telling the truth rather than using nonsense like this to further inflame an already contentious situation?

    (my rant over)

  187. Brian of Moorabbin

    Aldrydd, sounds like the Gosford branch of the Westboro Baptist Church…

    Are they sure that they’re Anglicans?

  188. Tator

    Carpe jugulem.
    Try these teams on for size.
    Pittsburgh Penguins. Rocking the NHL and now have 7 winter Olympians on their team.
    Chicago Bulls and I was following them before Jordans 6 championships. Remember watching him sink the Cavs in game 5 with that shot over Ehlo.
    Atlanta Falcons. Bit hot and cold
    Adelaide Cows. Just csnt follow the Power.

  189. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From stackja at 10:55 pm:

    “Official Histories – First World War

    C E W Bean

    … Then with the British cruiser Minotaur five miles ahead, the Ibuki and Melbourne four miles out on either beam, and the Sydney far astern, the 38 transports headed for Suez en route to England.”

    His accounts are terrific, sans hyperbole. That last bit paints a powerful image.

    We had those volumes in the lounge room as children and Dad would read from them for us of things in which he took part.

    and from Zulu Kilo Two Alpha at 10:57 pm:

    “Mick – the head of the original Light Horse memorial statue in Port Said, complete with bullet holes from 1956, is in a museum in Albany.”

    Something else of which I was not aware. All this stuff is passed on to a niece who keeps the family record now that her mother, my eldest sister (Dad’s much loved favourite, because she was as strong as him – and didn’t she care so beautifully for him when he was at his weakest!) is gone.

    Thank you gentlemen.

  190. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Aldrydd – actually, you made my point far better than I could. Thank you.

  191. Token

    Grrrr, just saw a Facebook post from Gosford Anglican Church (shared by a friend) calling detention facilities ‘concentration camps’

    Isn’t it amazing who started to care on Sep 7?

  192. Tator

    Brian.
    Haven’t got bf4 yet. But will be soon. Can’t remember my exact bf screen name as haven’t played for a while. Will let u know in next day or so as is good to know admins for gaming servers.

  193. Token

    …to say that Australia is now dehumanising refugees & putting them in concentration camps…

    Good rant. Such people believe only they are the ones pure enough to care.

  194. Makka

    “just saw a Facebook post from Gosford Anglican Church (shared by a friend) calling detention facilities ‘concentration camps’

    All churches are competing for attendances. They also know a thing or two about populism. Trivializing the hardships of concentration camp survivors (let’s not forget the millions who perished in Russia’s version) panders to the popular need of “seeming” to be caring and doing something. Some churches are turning themselves into carny sideshows over this illegal arrival situation.

  195. Aldrydd

    Hi Brian, it’s a photo of one of those signs that all schools & many Churches seem to have these days where you can change the message on them as you please (can’t think of the proper name). The top of the sign has Gosford Anglican Church, and it is on the Anglican Parish of Gosford’s Facebook page (if you do the F/book thing).

    I’m still fuming – I really shouldn’t let them get to me…..

  196. Brian of Moorabbin

    one of those signs that all schools & many Churches seem to have these days where you can change the message on them as you please

    Ah, I know the ones.

    I also know that there are several place on the internet like 4chan, reddit, even SomethingAwful (which I am a member of) who enjoy photoshopping fake comments onto such boards and passing them around.

    Are you 100% sure that this is a legit sign, and not ‘shopped?

  197. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Thank you, gentlemen

    The names I get called.

    I don’t know if the following story is true, but the Australian convoys sailed for England from Albany. They were supposed to be going into camp on Salisbury Plain – those facilities had just been vacated by the Canadian Corps, who were sent to France. Part of the decision to send those Australians to Egypt and hence Gallipoli, was supposedly influenced by the fact that the British War Office was dealing with claims from pub landlords for damages, angry farmers missing the odd cow, pig or few chickens, and angry fathers of deflowered daughters looking for Private Ned Kelly, following the departure of the Canadians, and they weren’t really ready for another influx of colonials……

  198. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Sorry, delete all reference to Private Ned Kelly.

  199. Aldrydd

    Hi Brian, not sure if this link will work, but it’s definitely on the Gosford Anglican Parish F/book page

  200. Brian of Moorabbin

    Aldrydd,

    Oy vey…. >_<

  201. Aldrydd

    And many of the comments under the photo wouldn’t be classed as Christian…..

    In the response to my post on aforesaid friends page I have just been informed that Australian facilities are heading in the direction of being concentration camps, & the commentor ‘doesn’t feel victims of concentration camps would feel trivialised at having asylum seekers included under their banner

    FFS!

  202. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Zulu Kilo Two Alpha at 11:24 pm:

    “I don’t know if the following story is true …”

    We heard so many good yarns from Dad about what they got up to back then, especially when my older brother was home on leave from Point Cook where he was Air Force-officering in the ’60s.

    His eyes would light up (he was very proud of older brother’s achievements) and it’d be on night after night with their fiercely competitive skittles in the hallway followed by dinner and the fine stories.

  203. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Aldrydd at 11:34 pm:

    “And many of the comments under the photo wouldn’t be classed as Christian…..

    In the response to my post on aforesaid friends page I have just been informed that Australian facilities are heading in the direction of being concentration camps, & the commentor ‘doesn’t feel victims of concentration camps would feel trivialised at having asylum seekers included under their banner‘ “

    You do accept, Aldrydd, that the typical young commentator knows a lot about everything, do you not?

    Especially about stuff hidden behind enemy lines during World War II and things one sees on remote tiny islands in the Pacific and Indian Ocean, neither of which they have ever seen.

  204. Jessie

    Is this the fine scientific expedition vessel partially funded on government grant $ which travelled to the Antarctica? AND after Fleming advised them NOT to travel into Commonwealth Bay (audio).

    52 scientists+tourists+2 kids does not = 48.

    Their waste sewerage including hot shower water that accumulated from ALL the rescue vessels over the extended time should be dumped on UNSW Climate Warming Office lawns. Along with their coffee machine grounds and empty grog bottles. It would be a piece of art.

  205. Jessie

    52 (scientists+tourists+2 kids) does not = 48.

  206. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Ay, Mick of the Gold Coast.

    Old friend of the family, went to God a long time ago. His father had been in the Light Horse in the Middle East. The war was over, they were waiting to be shipped home, and were on another pointless parade to give the troops “something to do.”

    One of the young blokes produced a Very pistol from his saddlebags, pulled his horses head back, leaned over, in front of his horses nose, and fired a Very flare down in front of most of the horses on parade. Horses bolted everywhere, cursing riders trying to get them under control….

  207. Aldrydd

    I know Mick, I know :-( . I shouldn’t get bent out of shape & annoyed, furthermore I should know not to even attempt to argue with these people, but when a church can put up such signs & trivialise the past, for some reason it has got to me ( as you can see by my rantings on the Cat tonight).

    How can they call me uncaring when they are happy to let true refugees languish in the hovels that are overseas refugee camps while welcoming with open arms those country shoppers who due to the fact they have money, jump the queue & deprive the truly needy of a safe, secure future?

    I grew up respecting the church, but recent happenings + comments from a Pastor I know, combined with this photo by Gosford Anglicans really have me wondering where has Christianity gone wrong?

  208. .

    I think the comment form the church group does trivialise what happened in WWII.

    In the original definition, ‘concentration camp’ may be accurate.

    I am sure the refugees are treated well, the whole process is highly scrutinised.

    I am opposed to incarceration, generally.

    Really bad murderers should be given a death sentence. Petty crimes heavily fined with no gaol Violent offenders given long gaol sentences.

    I’d rather tow these people back than put them in a detention centre.

  209. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Aldrydd at 11:57 pm:

    “… but when a church can put up such signs & trivialise the past …

    … they are happy to let true refugees languish in the hovels that are overseas refugee camps while welcoming with open arms those country shoppers who due to the fact they have money, jump the queue & deprive the truly needy of a safe, secure future?

    I grew up respecting the church, but recent happenings + comments from a Pastor I know, combined with this photo by Gosford Anglicans really have me wondering where has Christianity gone wrong?”

    I recall my first sighting of “Free Hicks now” banners adorning the walls of St Pauls Anglican Cathedral opposite Flinders Street station years ago and wondering “Why are you championing that turd, what’s he got to do with you?”

    That’s a difficult one – it’s been hijacked? The priests and pastors are way too young and idealistic, not the local community champions who went before? (I served a parish priest in fabulously fortunate middle class NW Sydney who took in street drunks to sleep on the verandah, feed ‘em and send them on their way next day, sometimes with a literal kick up the bum – he had seen the world but left world affairs right out of it, kept the parish school honest and led and mobilised us marvelously well to work within our own people. He was old and wise.) Someone up the page suggested they have capitulated in pursuit of relevance and new members.

    I don’t have an answer for that. It’s robust enough though to go through threat and change and emerge strong and confident, eventually. Certainly it works marvelously well in poor countries I have seen overseas, where faith is vital, operating much as the parishes used do here in the mid part of the 21st century, in real and effective and valuable pastoral care.

    We’re a bit spoilt by good fortune here and don’t much value stuff which has no price.

  210. Aliice

    Candy

    Does the person you refer to know it is illicit drugs in the purchase or just turn a blind eye?
    And is it only drugs as the only commodity people buy through Bitcon? What I’m asking is, is the Bitcon person full knowing he/she is the middleman in a drug transaction.

    That is exactly what I am saying Candy. I beleive this person Jeremy West who is the managing director and founder of Cryptospend Pty Ltd also a diector of the company along with his two brothers? it would appear as one is called Jay West know exactly what youth are buying and he tries to hide behind the role of a bitcoin exchange service. He claims to be not the moderator or have anything to do with the spendbitcoins.zendesk website yet he can change his name and he was answering all posts.
    He also claims that people buy lots of things with bitcoin and I am saying rubbish. They mostly buy drugs. The Silk Road marketing guy for Australia was also arrested and extradited from Brisbane. My son had purchased from Silk Road before it closed on the 3rd October. My son made his final purchase of adulterated drugs that killed him from another supplier BUT either way the payments ONLY ever went in to the Crypostend accounts at NAB owned by Mr Jeremy West.

    So only Mr Jeremy West knows where and to whom my son’s payments for drugs went despite what he wants to say about bitcoin wallets and any other electronic subterfuge. My son made only ONE transaction. He paid Jeremy West and Jeremy West knows where the money went. Jeremy West was also the principal communicator re the transaction with my son. His helpfulness makes me fell ill. He pushed marketed and has probably done it to thousands of youth across Australia.

    And why was his company forced out of the U.S.??? If you google CRYPTOSPEND PTY LTD you can see they have so many websites and are trying to sell hawk service to so many countries including Tonga, Nauru, New Zealand, South Africa, an extensive array of countries targeted BUT they are an Australian Pty Ltd company, with American directors. Work that one out?. It cant be too hard to close him and others like him down.

    Only he knows to which dealer’s account my sons money went and if he had one ounce of decency, which he clearly doesnt, he might assist the police to find out.

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