Wednesday Forum: May 28, 2014

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  1. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    heh. My collection now has a 1000th and a 2000th.

  2. calli

    You don’t want me to quote Kipling again do you, Mk50? :D

  3. calli

    Yes, CL, and apparently it wasn’t in the ‘worst case’ category.

    What, in the judge’s imagination, would be considered the ‘worst case’? I found myself yelling at the radio when I heard the judgement.

  4. Infidel Tiger

    Speech police make another bust:

    The veteran ABC radio commentary team of David Morrow and Warren Ryan have both been suspended from calling games as their station’s management investigates allegations that a racist remark went to air last week.
    The investigation was launched on Wednesday as a result of complaints made by listeners after last Friday’s call of the Sydney Roosters-Canterbury match.
    Ryan, a premiership-winning coach, was alleged to have used the term “old darky” late in the second half to emphasise a point.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/warren-ryan-and-david-morrow-suspended-by-abc-20140530-zrt0d.html#ixzz33BG9Htll

  5. C.L.

    I called it at the time:

    The ABC’s favourite anti-Catholic “whistleblower,” Peter Fox, officially declared an unreliable, dishonest bullshit artist and conspiracy theorist by Royal Commission.

    In its report, released this afternoon, the commission found “Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox was an unsatisfactory witness in a number of respects”.

    “The commission formed the view that Fox had developed what amounted to an obsession about both the Catholic Church and alleged conspiracies involving senior police,” the three-volume report said.

    The detective’s claim that a “Catholic Mafia” existed within NSW Police was “wholly unfounded” the commission found.

    Other parts of his evidence given before the commission were “implausible” and “deliberately untruthful”, the report said.

    The commission also did not support Detective Fox’s claims that several senior church officials colluded to cover up child abuse by priests.

    “The commission formed the view that there was no basis for Fox’s assertions of collusion, concealment and lack of assistance on the part of the aforementioned clergy,” the report said.

  6. What, in the judge’s imagination, would be considered the ‘worst case’?

    Anything involving a “racial slur”, such as calling a bullying and overpaid footie-player “ape”, automatically renders any misdeed a “hate-crime”. Assuredly, then, if the killer had called the infant “darkie” as he bashed her he would’ve received an extra twenty years.

  7. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Calli:

    You don’t want me to quote Kipling again do you, Mk50?

    ooooh!

    Would you?

    (My favourite is Macandrew’s Hymn)

  8. calli

    Okay, you made me do it:

    The Thousandth Man

    One man in a thousand, Solomon says.
    Will stick more close than a brother.
    And it’s worth while seeking him half your days
    If you find him before the other.
    Nine hundred and ninety-nine depend
    On what the world sees in you,
    But the Thousandth Man will stand your friend
    With the whole round world agin you.

    ‘Tis neither promise nor prayer nor show
    Will settle the finding for ‘ee.
    Nine hundred and ninety-nine of ‘em go
    By your looks, or your acts, or your glory.

    But if he finds you and you find him,
    The rest of the world don’t matter;
    For the Thousandth Man will sink or swim
    With you in any water.

    You can use his purse with no more talk
    Than he uses yours for his spendings,
    And laugh and meet in your daily walk
    As though there had been no lendings.

    Nine hundred and ninety-nine of ‘em call
    For silver and gold in their dealings;
    But the Thousandth Man he’s worth ‘em all
    Because you can show him your feelings.

    His wrong’s your wrong, and his right’s your right,
    In season or out of season.
    Stand up and back it in all men’s sight
    With that for your only reason!

    Nine hundred and ninety-nine can’t bide
    The shame or mocking or laughter,
    But the Thousandth Man will stand by your side
    To the gallows-foot – and after!

    I am shameless, and I knows it. :D

  9. DrBeauGan

    Mk50, I would expect to have a client base among inner city metrosexuals. You surely can’t object to taking money off them?

  10. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Dr BG:

    Mk50, I would expect to have a client base among inner city metrosexuals. You surely can’t object to taking money off them?

    Erm??

    No of course not, but how come you are asking me?

  11. Stuart Schneiderman, “The End of Civilization As We Know It”:

    What is it? You probably did not guess, but it’s Tracey Emin’s bed. It’s the real bed, with real dirty sheets and other assorted real detritus. It has no redeeming aesthetic value, but Emin is an artist, so it’s a work of art. Apparently, it made art history… because it’s a statement… of what, no one seems to know.
    Now, you can own it, for upwards of $2,000,000. […]
    Apparently, she sees it as a moment captured in time. And she thinks that this agglomeration of vomit stains and used condoms and dirty underwear looks brilliant. It also looks shameless. It also looks as though someone does not have an aesthetic.
    Of course, the joke is on any collector who believes this rot.

  12. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Oh, I see. Bumguns.

    naah.

    yet, if inner city goat-cheese curtain luvvies are your target, well, I’m thinking concentrated H2SO4 here…..

  13. Tintarella di Luna

    The first time I came across a flensing knife was

    on this most informative blog methinks it was in reference to a particularly loved snuggle bunny. But I could be wrong.

  14. kae

    Sad news, Deadman.

    Sometimes there just are no words.

  15. Steve of Glasshouse

    Mk 50..just market that idea as a new form of butt bleaching

  16. DrBeauGan

    Sorry Mk50, I got the impression you thought importing and selling bumguns was a bad idea.
    I agree about MacAndrew’s Hymn. One of his best. And Kipling shows you don’t have to be an omega-male to be a poet. It isn’t all about bloody daffodils.

  17. Tintarella di Luna

    Warren Ross handed 30-year jail term for bashing murder of toddler Tanilla Warrick-Deaves.

    Another customer for review…. eventually, but not for a lonnnng lonnnng time

  18. calli

    Tinta, Pickles’ cute l’il snuggle bunny wasn’t even born when Bruce Dern became the flensee in the movie (1964).

  19. Tintarella di Luna

    Other parts of his evidence given before the commission were “implausible” and “deliberately untruthful”,

    The perfect ABC interviewee

  20. Tintarella di Luna

    Tinta, Pickles’ cute l’il snuggle bunny wasn’t even born when Bruce Dern became the flensee in the movie (1964).

    Yes that’s true calli but I’ sure she may have been a twinkle in her father’s eye.

  21. calli

    Was that a twinke or a Twinkie, Tinta? My bifocals are playing up.

  22. calli

    Twinkle…my fingers are being uncooperative too.

  23. Rudiau

    Are links to Whale Oil Beef Hooked blocked by the Cat?

  24. Tintarella di Luna

    Was that a twinke or a Twinkie, Tinta?

    It was a twinkle that turned into a Twinkie

  25. calli

    She has four years to go until she reaches peak rancid then.

  26. Tintarella di Luna

    She has four years to go until she reaches peak rancid then.

    No I don’t think peak rancid for PLSB is achievable. Just when you think she’s as rancid as can get she goes one better.

  27. calli

    Infinite rancidity, then? You may be onto something, Tinta. Monsanto would be very interested in splicing her genes…perhaps as a herbicide. Delicious irony for a greenie.

  28. Baldrick

    Are links to Whale Oil Beef Hooked blocked by the Cat?

    If Hammy and Numbers aren’t blocked, I can’t see why Whale Oil Beef Hooked would be blocked, considering ‘Articles come from a center-right political viewpoint, with constant analysis and commentary of political events’.(From a New Zealand perspective)

  29. Motelier

    “BumGuns”

    It is a bidet.

  30. stackja

    Warren Ross handed 30-year jail term for bashing murder of toddler Tanilla Warrick-Deaves.

    Their ABC reports:
    Aboriginal children in care ‘a new Stolen Generation’, UTS Indigenous researcher says

    Better dead than stolen it seems.

  31. kae

    Lizzie
    I love Clive James.

    So dry. He’s wonderful with his turn of phrase… so expressive.

    The Book of my Enemy has Been Remaindered, a beaut poem.

  32. Tintarella di Luna

    Delicious irony for a greenie.

    Delicious is not an adjective I’d use in relation to Ms Sea-Patrol – the swivel-eyed loon

  33. Tintarella di Luna

    UTS Indigenous researcher

    Yes and he would say that wouldn’t he. The researcher being Paddy Gibson, a senior researcher with the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at University of Technology, Sydney which is run by none other than the the classy academic Professor (for a professor she is) Larissa Behrendt. Thought I remembered the name in relation to Behrendt’s (now Lavarch) disgusting tweet about Bess Price.

  34. Rudiau

    Thanks Baldrick,
    Tried twice to post a link with no success.

    ‘Articles come from a center-right political viewpoint, with constant analysis and commentary of political events’.(From a New Zealand perspective)”

    Apart from Cameron’s occasional anti-Catholic rant ’tis a good site, should have Blog Roll status here.

  35. JC

    Why haven’t the government fired the Climate Authority? Why is that bald cue ball, Clive Happy Hamilton still drawing a stipend from doing shit? I have to ask the prick.

  36. Baldrick

    Their ABC reports:
    Aboriginal children in care ‘a new Stolen Generation’, UTS Indigenous researcher says

    Christ I get sick of these bleeding-heart do-gooding researchers. FFS then, let the kids stay in dysfunctional families, full of alcoholism, drug abuse, petrol sniffing, neglect, sit-down money dependant, child abusing scum … and the result is what happened to toddler Tanilla Warrick-Deaves.
    Paddy Gibson, the senior researcher at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at University of Technology, Sydney, should be charged with accessory to murder. Dickhead!

  37. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Their ABC reports:
    Aboriginal children in care ‘a new Stolen Generation’, UTS Indigenous researcher says

    Their ABC are a squalid festering pack of lying racist scumbags who delight in Aboriginal misery, death and despair. They actively facilitate it while pretending to a sickening, preening moral superiority: they are the boutique einsatztruppen of the reactionary left.

  38. Baldrick

    Apart from Cameron’s occasional anti-Catholic rant ’tis a good site, should have Blog Roll status here.

    Let’s ask the Doom Lord.
    Dear almighty Doom Lord. Is it possible to give Blog Roll status to Whale Oil Beef Hooked, a centre-right New Zealand political blog?

  39. Gab

    Ah yes, Paddy Gibson. A know-nothing, good-for-nothing, lips permanently attached to the taxpayer teat. Reminds me:

    An open LETTER to young Paddy Gibson, Sydney academic and saviour of blackfellas.

    Sir – An open letter to young Paddy Gibson, Sydney academic and saviour of blackfellas.
    Well once again you’ve sneaked into our country young Paddy to tell us all, black and white, what we should be doing about the most difficult and sensitive issues that we all face. You’ve come from the great southern metropolis to pass on your wisdom to all of us poor benighted white rednecks and dumb bush blackfellas in this backwoods town of ours far from the intellectual delights of Sydney Town where they don’t really have any problems at all.

    I’m assuming that you think of yourself as essentially Irish since you call yourself Pádraig after the blessed saint who drove the snakes from the Old Sod, though your surname is Norman derived Sassenach. But that’s Ok young Paddy because we white English speaking Australians are all mixed up aren’t we and we all come from somewhere else. I usually go by the name Dave Price but you can call me Dáithi Mac Rís or Taffy ap Rhys if you want to acknowledge my cultural heritages and I’d appreciate that since 200 years is not a long time. This is especially so for my wife’s mob.

    My wife is not mixed up at all, like you and me, young Paddy. She’s Warlpiri but she is also related closely by marriage to members of all the major language groups of Central Australia. Her parents were about the age of our grandsons when they first saw whitefellas. She was born under a tree with her aunt as the only attendant and midwife for her Mum. She usually goes by the name Bess but this is spelt Piiji in Warlpiri and you’d have to learn a bit more to know how to pronounce it. She is also known as Nyirringali after he great aunt and of course her skin name is Nungarrayi which makes her a sister to your good friend Barbara Shaw. She can also be known as Yunkaranyi Jukurrpa after the place in Anmatyerr country that her child spirit came from.

    If we attended all of the funerals we should under Aboriginal law we’d be going to about 30 a year on average and we wouldn’t be able to earn a living or care for our dependents. But none of this interests you, does it young Paddy, for you know better than all of us what is good for us.

    But despite all I describe my wife has managed to get herself elected to the NT Parliament. So did several others from backgrounds similar to her own. They have brought a new government to the Territory. They are from the bush, not from the city, like the ones you have learnt your politics from, those who weren’t elected by anybody and aren’t democratically inclined. They don’t think like you. But of course you’re not interested in any of this are you Paddy. You don’t believe in democracy or civil society. In Irish terms you’re more in the tradition of the Real IRA or the UDF whereas my wife would think more like Veronica Guerin or even Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese.

    I can tell from what I see of you on the internet that you are positively proud of acting like and being treated like a criminal. The world is sick with angry young men Paddy. And you are quite happy to egregiously insult my wife and myself because we disagree with your undergraduate politics. You have done so often, as have your colleagues within the cloistered realms of the metropolitan academy. We can forgive all of this because it seems to us you are young and idealistic as we all once were and you don’t seem all that bright. But we do struggle to forgive your arrogance and your unwillingness to learn from your elders.

    My wife managed an 18.5% swing in an electorate that is 73% Aboriginal. Four of her colleagues are Aboriginal. Three of those are from the bush and speak an Aboriginal language as a first language. You don’t seem to trust them to have their people’s interests at heart and you seem to be telling us that you know better than they what is good for their people. As an elder of your own people, one who has spent a lifetime working with Aboriginal people, sustaining a marriage with a Warlpiri woman and raising a talented and proud Aboriginal daughter, I would give you some advice. Take the time to learn about life, don’t believe all they tell you in the academy, desist from gratuitously insulting your betters and keep you nose out of other people’s business until you know what you’re talking about.

    Dave (Dáithi Mac Rís) Price Jangala

    Alice Springs

  40. Foggyfig

    Student loans COULD hit graduates according to the guardian – and lots of crying ;)

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/30/student-loan-changes-could-hit-graduates?CMP=soc_568

  41. DrBeauGan

    Motelier, a bumgun turns an ordinary toilet into a bidet. Hence my suggestion for the company name. But cats seem to be too conservative to be entrepreneurs. :(

  42. Tintarella di Luna

    Their ABC are a squalid festering pack of lying racist scumbags who delight in Aboriginal misery, death and despair. They actively facilitate it while pretending to a sickening, preening moral superiority: they are the boutique einsatztruppen of the reactionary left.

    They can’t abandon what they started — they started the noble savage schlepfest in the late ’60s and ’70s and have fed the guilt-beast ever since. The left a responsible for the dismantling of the missions which provided education, a sense of decency, discipline and the honour and respect that purposeful work provides, and they’ve stoked the grievance industry ever since.

  43. john constantine

    so the science is settled, as long as an abc interviewee reinforces the hiveminds groupthink, the abc stamps their ‘true emotions’ as an appropriate display of political identity.

    the abc demographic respond as if to birdsong, to heartfelt claims dripping with true emotion these make abc headlines,repeated exposure, message hammered home. the cold dry heartless findings of fact, delivered after the next issue of the week is up and running just never registers with the abc demographic.

    as the victorian abc radio identity that retired today put it, the abc doesn’t just tell you what to identify with politically, they repeatedly hammer home their point of view as to why you have to fall in line with the hivemind.

  44. Foggyfig

    Oh, and I am sure the figures are correct – the greens worked it out ;)

  45. Tintarella di Luna

    An open LETTER to young Paddy Gibson, Sydney academic and saviour of blackfellas.

    Thank you Gab.

  46. Motelier

    DrBeauGan,

    There is already this available for the discerning householder.

    No if you are talking portability…………

  47. Rudiau

    No if you are talking portability…………

    Bullshit

  48. Grigory M

    Please, NRL fans, I am not taking the piss here, I am genuinely looking for answers – how can Josh Reynolds have got off that charge?

    James, it beggars belief. Anyone who watches the video can see that the dangerous throw belongs only to Reynolds – from deliberately picking up Brent Tate to deliberately slamming him down. Reynolds should have been given at least a 6 match penalty for it. FFS – if I had a follow through like that I’d be hitting 300 metre drives. The NRL judiciary is a fucking disgrace. Maybe when some poor bastard is killed on the field things might change – but I wouldn’t count on it.

  49. entropy

    as the victorian abc radio identity that retired today put it, the abc doesn’t just tell you what to identify with politically, they repeatedly hammer home their point of view as to why you have to fall in line with the hivemind.

    who said that, John?

  50. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Dr BG:

    But cats seem to be too conservative to be entrepreneurs.

    Naaah. Gotta think inventive here. If you are selling behind the goatcheese curtain to greens-voting metro’s, then a bumgun lined with polytetrafluoroethylene and loaded with frangible polytetrafluoroethylene pellets filled with fluoroantimonic acid (HSbF6) should give ‘em the biggest thrill of their lives. Fluoroantimonic acid is pretty cool stuff, it rapidly and explosively decomposes upon contact with water (like that in the human… well in this case subhuman seeing as we are talking about greenies… body) to instantly evolve highly toxic vapors. It is 2×10/19 (20 quintillion) times stronger than 100% sulfuric acid and has H0 (Hammett acidity function) value of -31.3.

    Now, I’m thinking that a frangible polytetrafluoroethylene pellet of that straight into a greenies coit is going to also have the beneficial effect of cleaning out the shallowest end of the gene pool while simultaneously saving budget $$ as most of them seem to be snout-in-trough types.

  51. Gab

    Overkill there a bit, Mk. You’d only use PTFE for outdoor applications as it doesn’t degrade due to UV exposure … oh wait, greenies think the sun shines out of their bums! … As you were.

  52. Peter from SA

    Islam … what a gentle religon.

    A woman is beaten to death by her own family for some blood-money tripe outside the federal court building in Lahore. Now it emerges the husband had killed his previous wife so he could marry this woman, the death of whom he now condones.

    What a lovely bunch of people. But what is their religon that condones these stone-age practices?

  53. Motelier

    I am looking at motorhomes.

    Sigh

  54. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Gabrielle, Gabrielle, Gabrielle.

    As the holy writ (The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries) says – Maxim 37: There is no “overkill.” There is only “open fire” and “time to reload.”

  55. Foggyfig

    You can’t afford one, Motelier – think of the fuel increase :D

  56. Tintarella di Luna

    Now it emerges the husband had killed his previous wife so he could marry this woman, the death of whom he now condones.

    Sounds just like the movies

  57. Gab

    I’ll remember that in future, MK. :)

  58. Peter from SA

    Tinta: chilling. Imagine dying like that … amidst the people you lived with???

  59. Peter from SA

    The media should be outraged. But not really. More interesting that someone on Manus Island doesn’t get their choice of a soft toothbrush …

  60. Rudiau

    You can’t afford one, Motelier – think of the fuel increase :D

    Portability for the discerning householder mobile home owner looks a tad uncomfortable.

  61. Foggyfig

    Rudiau – made me snort

  62. Motelier

    Foggy

    Mrs M are going to sell up everything, get a motorhome and join the moochers.

    We will always be unemployed and a long way from those places with good employment.

    I simply can not do lefty stuff.

  63. Motelier

    I tried to be a moocher, I really did.

    Maybe it is something to do with DNA?

  64. Foggyfig

    If you mooch over west, call in for a drink – I promise you won’t have to pick fruit ;)

    Ridiau, you could substitute a plastic bbq sauce bottle for one of these – clean of course :D

    http://tinyurl.com/ne5deuf

  65. Cold-Hands

    It’s clear that Senator -elect Dio Wang (PUP) is a Clive Palmer sock puppet.

  66. Rudiau

    Mrs M are going to sell up everything, get a motorhome and join the moochers.

    FFS, Enjoy.

  67. Tintarella di Luna

    Tinta: chilling. Imagine dying like that … amidst the people you lived with???

    It’s a tribal thing not a religious thing. Still a long way to go. While here in the West repressed women women pack wool into their lady parts to knit themselves a scarf of oppression. Spare mi days

  68. Motelier

    Rudiau,

    Enjoy the selling, the mooching or the motorhome.

    I really have difficulty with the mooching thingy.

    Foggy, mrs M and I will take you up un that.

  69. Tintarella di Luna

    If you mooch over west, call in for a drink – I promise you won’t have to pick fruit ;)

    Do you have a lime tree, vodka, sugar and a muddle?

  70. Mrs M are going to sell up everything, get a motorhome and join the moochers.

    Pater & Mother Jugulum bought a camper trailer and toured for 2 years when Dad retired, give it a shot Mote, live the dream.

  71. Do you have a lime tree, vodka, sugar and a muddle? esky full of beer and a bottle of whiskey?

    FTFY

  72. Foggyfig

    Well, Tinta, it depends what a muddle is? The rest I can supply :D

    Serious offer, Motelier

  73. Tel

    It’s clear that Senator -elect Dio Wang (PUP) is a Clive Palmer sock puppet.

    Yeah, they keep asking they guy the same question, he keeps saying he doesn’t know because they are quite clearly asking the wrong guy and after enough of that it magically starts to sound a bit like journalism.

    How astounding to have a political party with a leader… where will it end I wonder?

  74. Motelier

    I can see this fred degenerating into the wishes of the older cats to travel in caravans and motorhomes.

    I just have to find a motorhome that meets our requirements.

    Me Qualified motor mechanic with experience up to 64 tonnes.

    Mrs M, qualified chef.

    Motorhome to live in and as I see it 2 trailers.

    One mobile kitchen

    One workshop.

    The eldest son is a mechanical drafter. The mobile kitchen was easy. The workshop is being a mongrel to create because of weight limitations.

  75. We should all turn up en masse at Foggyfigs place one of these days, declaring “they party’s tonight”

  76. Tel

    Do you have a lime tree, vodka, sugar and a muddle?

    Yes, as a matter of fact I do!

  77. Motelier

    Foggy.

    I accept all offers on the Cat for hospitality as I give them out as well.

    I will accept your offer with a big :grin:

  78. Yeah, they keep asking they guy the same question

    I do find it strange because they ask questions about things he couldn’t possibly have personal knowledge of.

    But then again when Clive [Sir Loin of Beef] Palmer falls from grace with the alpbc, things may change.

  79. I accept all offers on the Cat for hospitality as I give them out as well.

    That gives us (when we form “Cats on tour”) two consecutive party nights up the Qld coast.

  80. Motelier

    SatP

    But if we do, the roight thing to do, is to bring our own.

    HEHEHEHEHEHEEH

  81. I accept all offers on the Cat for hospitality as I give them out as well.

    Lady jugs and i have a house in Melbourne with 2 spare bedrooms and a shack in Bundaberg with 1 spare bedroom, talk to me.

    If you ever get to Kobe i can reccomend some good hotels or for that expat experience some Inns near Kyoto.

  82. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Motelier:

    The workshop is being a mongrel to create because of weight limitations.

    I can see why, Motelier. Getting your lathe into it’s going to be a bugger of a job.

  83. Gab

    “Cats on tour”

    LOL Imagine all the arguments.

  84. calli

    “Cats on tour”

    Are we there yet?

  85. Lady jugs and i have a house in Melbourne with 2 spare bedrooms and a shack in Bundaberg with 1 spare bedroom, talk to me.

    This gets better & better.
    We can form a time-share co-operative.

  86. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    gab. We have rifles. There will be no arguments.

    Just ‘which greenie is next?’

  87. Mk50 of Brisbane, Henchman to the VRWC

    Hmm. OK, could be some arguments over that,

    Drinking contests will resolve this.

  88. JC

    SDFC

    Janet Yellen was the guest speaker at my kid’s graduation. It was supposedly a decent speech. Wish I was there to ask her about future policy guidance.

  89. Are we there yet?

    I need to go to the toilet. Pull over. (happy memories)

  90. Leo G

    It’s clear that Senator -elect Dio Wang (PUP) is a Clive Palmer sock puppet.

    More of a PUPPY (Palmer United Party Pissant Yesman).

  91. Foggyfig

    Ah, Steve en masse is not a problem when you have more than a town block ;)

  92. Foggyfig

    We have guns, too. Not that I am encouraged to use them. My aim is not good.

  93. Foggyfig

    Sounds like my daughter’s plan for Europe. She has met that many backpackers on her travels around Australia, she could probably travel most of Europe without having to stay in paid accommodation anywhere

  94. sdfc

    JC

    Fed funds hike mid-2015 seems to be the favourite. Equities and bonds both being bid up, the market’s been a bit weird lately. What do you reckon?

  95. Motelier

    Sorry Cats and Kittehs

    I had to serve a customer in the office.

    I have just caught up.

    YOU ARE ALL RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING MY EYES WATER WITH A BIG SMILE ON MY FACE.

  96. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    My aim is not good.

    I could never work out whether to close my eyes before or after squeezing the trigger – a thoughtful military gave me a machine gun. At 550 rounds a minute, it didn’t matter.

  97. We can form a time-share co-operative.

    We should talk, i still have the holiday house at Venus Bay i can let you have for a good price, (great salmon fishing in winter) although Bundy & Melbourne will be a bit dearer. One is near the CBD (close to a boat ramp) & the other is near Westernport (a fishing heaven).

  98. Rudiau

    Mote,
    I am a fairly light weight intellectual but I acknowledge a life time of hard work and the time to retire.
    I wish Mrs Rudi and I could, but I invested in some now retrospectively dumb investments, LM (Six years since a monthly income and now Kordamentha are the receivers @ 13c/share), ABC Learning (say no more), Timbercorp (FME).

    13c/share today if you can cashin, you can’t, so by the time Kordamenta finish and this is after two other “receivers”, we might end up with 8c.

    All hard work, all good plans for retirement, it’s what you worked for, don’t you dare feel guilt. Enjoy.

  99. Motelier

    Carpe,

    If you ever get to Kobe i can reccomend some good hotels or for that expat experience some Inns near Kyoto.

    We have some friends from Kanagowa. Both of the little moteliers had their schoolies with them. Their son has stayed with us numerous times since he first came to Australia as a 9 year old on an 3 week exchange trip.

    Suski’s parents have stayed with us, and now expect us to stay with them when we go to Japan. I always like to have a friend in a foreign country. I am looking forward to it.

  100. JC

    JC

    Fed funds hike mid-2015 seems to be the favourite. Equities and bonds both being bid up, the market’s been a bit weird lately. What do you reckon?

    There are no macro bets left after CB’s have given such long term guidance. I really dunno how to make a cent out of trading currencies as they simply aren’t moving much and if they do it’s random whether its up or down.

  101. stackja

    Malcolm Turnbull saves Peppa’s bacon
    But cannot save Spicks and Specks revival dumped by the ABC due to poor ratings. It seems.

  102. I am looking forward to it.

    Kyoto is unbelievable, it never got bombed in WWII, it is an insight to old style Japan.

    Never go in spring or Summer the tourists are 10 deep at the tip.

    We went in late Autumn, before the snow hits (and no clouds of pollen), not many tourists & schoolkids and the Inns lay on the hospitality.

  103. stackja

    Frank Nitti in TV’s “The Empty Chair,” had a great scene firing a Tommy gun into a couple of associates in a barber shop.

  104. Motelier

    Mk50

    Nice lathe. But we motor mechanics* do not require a lathe that big. The lathe that I need only has to do really light work like armatures and commutators or should be able to be modified for light vehicle brake drums and discs.

    I am afraid that you recommendation for a lathe is far too large and cumbersome for my trailer to carry.

  105. Suski’s parents have stayed with us, and now expect us to stay with them when we go to Japan.

    Do it, you will never regret it. Give me a yell, if i’m in country i’ll take you ‘drinking’ with Pater Jugulum-in-Law.

    That is code for 2 drunk 2 fvk & you will wake up in a strange place.

  106. Motelier

    Carpe,

    Suski’s mother took both of the young moteliers on a tour through Japan. We love them both but Yashanori can really put the Bundy Royal Liqueur away.

    Whew

  107. sdfc

    Exactly JC, volatility has been crushed, credit spreads have come screaming in even while rates have been falling, S&P500 at record high. Gold down funnily enough.

  108. Eddystone

    I love this letter from W.E.B. Du Bois, the first African American Ph.D from Harvard, to his 13 yo daughter at school in England.

    New York, October 29, 1914

    Dear Little Daughter:

    I have waited for you to get well settled before writing. By this time I hope some of the strangeness has worn off and that my little girl is working hard and regularly.

    Of course, everything is new and unusual. You miss the newness and smartness of America. Gradually, however, you are going to sense the beauty of the old world: its calm and eternity and you will grow to love it.

    Above all remember, dear, that you have a great opportunity. You are in one of the world’s best schools, in one of the world’s greatest modern empires. Millions of boys and girls all over this world would give almost anything they possess to be where you are. You are there by no desert or merit of yours, but only by lucky chance.

    Deserve it, then. Study, do your work. Be honest, frank and fearless and get some grasp of the real values of life. You will meet, of course, curious little annoyances. People will wonder at your dear brown and the sweet crinkley hair. But that simply is of no importance and will soon be forgotten. Remember that most folk laugh at anything unusual, whether it is beautiful, fine or not. You, however, must not laugh at yourself. You must know that brown is as pretty as white or prettier and crinkley hair as straight even though it is harder to comb. The main thing is the YOU beneath the clothes and skin—the ability to do, the will to conquer, the determination to understand and know this great, wonderful, curious world. Don’t shrink from new experiences and custom. Take the cold bath bravely. Enter into the spirit of your big bed-room. Enjoy what is and not pine for what is not. Read some good, heavy, serious books just for discipline: Take yourself in hand and master yourself. Make yourself do unpleasant things, so as to gain the upper hand of your soul.

    Above all remember: your father loves you and believes in you and expects you to be a wonderful woman.

    I shall write each week and expect a weekly letter from you.

    Lovingly yours,

    Papa

  109. Foggyfig

    Hubby wanted me to learn in case I needed to kill some of those slithery things that should not be killed. He decided to leave the very long handled shovel and a long piece of black poly pipe near the back door instead.

    One day I was in need of those and the eldest child had taken them, so I saved the day with long handled stilson instead. I am a hero according to my brother ;)

    Had a young child and a crawling baby to keep safe ;)

  110. JC

    AFDC

    Gold is down for two big reasons.

    1. There’s no inflation and those that bought gold for that reasons are fucked.

    2. There is economic disaster where people are eating children for protein.

    I wouldn’t short it, but I reckon it’s going lower.

  111. Aldrydd

    Sorry, FB moment, the one bloody time I don’t go to a Reds home game & they bloody well win!

  112. JC

    Oops no economic disaster.

  113. Motelier

    Foggyfig,

    Mrs M father (ex Army and Vietnam vet) taught her to shoot at a young age. He also taught the two young moteliers to shoot a very young age.

    Professor Green and myself have not been blessed. But equality has to be seen.

  114. Motelier

    So if there is going to be a “Cats Tour” I would recommend a starting point at the ABC studios for a QandA get together. Of course we can use the Green Room, well at least have a look.

    Dreams

  115. sdfc

    I think its funny gold seems to be about the only financial asset falling in price. Must drive the gold bugs mad.

  116. stackja

    It was “fairly certain’’ that David Harold Eastman was guilty of the 1989 murder of the Australian Federal Police assistant commissioner, the inquiry chief found. But Acting Justice Brian Martin found the disgruntled public servant, now 69, did not receive a fair trial, and his 1995 conviction for one of the nation’s most notorious crimes ought to be quashed.
    A retrial would not be in the public interest and was not feasible, he said.
    linky

  117. Rudiau

    lol
    I WITHDRAW MY EARLIER SPECULATION THAT DONALD STERLING WAS SUFFERING FROM DEMENTIA: Sources: Ballmer agrees to buy Clippers for record $2 billion. In fact, now I wonder if he set the whole thing up. He bought the team for $12 million.
    Instapundit

  118. Leo G

    It was “fairly certain’’ that David Harold Eastman was guilty of the 1989 murder of the Australian Federal Police assistant commissioner

    Parallels the fairly certain guilt of Lian Bin Xie.

  119. stackja

    Leo G
    #1326047, posted on May 30, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Guilt is not always conviction.

  120. stackja

    Rudiau
    #1326033, posted on May 30, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Allen bought Sea Hawks. What team does Gates want?

  121. C.L.

    Yes, it has come to this:

    Warren Ryan and David Morrow suspended over racist ‘darkey’ remark.

    TWO veteran radio commentators for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation have been suspended while management investigates an allegedly racist remark that went to air during a recent rugby league match.

    Warren Ryan, a former premiership-winning coach, was heard saying: “There’s a line in a movie where the old darkey says, someone says, ‘quittin’ time.”

    David Morrow was being investigated for finding it humorous.

  122. I think its funny gold seems to be about the only financial asset falling in price. Must drive the gold bugs mad.

    I am not a trader – so tell me if this is way off. but it seems that gold is basically the ultimate bear trade.
    How much truth is there in that?

  123. stackja

    Latest Media Releases
    Teens injured at party – Five Dock
    Friday, 30 May 2014 09:50:48 PM
    Police are investigating after two teenagers were wounded at a party in Five Dock tonight.
    About 8.40pm (Friday 30 May 2014), emergency services responded to reports of an altercation at a residence in Charles Street.
    In the back yard of the house, police found two males in their late teens with injuries.
    One had sustained stab wounds to his chest and side; the other had reportedly been hit in the head with a bottle.
    Both have been taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for treatment.
    Officers from Burwood Local Area Command are investigating, and appealing for anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

  124. C.L.

    In Australia, you can now be “investigated” for laughing.

    Or, if you’re a little girl at the football, you can be lawfully kidnapped and assaulted.

  125. Gab

    Why is “old darkey” deemed racist but saying “old whitey” is not?

  126. stackja

    C.L.
    #1326068, posted on May 30, 2014 at 10:49 pm
    In Australia, you can now be “investigated” for laughing.

    Not if the subject is a Leftist joke.

  127. Tiny Dancer

    The Reds, entertaining but incompetent.

    The Highlanders, entertaining but incompetent.

    The referee and his assistants, mostly incompetent.

    Fuck. Me. Dead. They are all killing a great game

  128. Leo G

    Guilt is not always conviction.

    Nor a travesty of justice always a miscarriage.

  129. stackja

    Gab
    #1326069, posted on May 30, 2014 at 10:49 pm
    Why is “old darkey” deemed racist but saying “old whitey” is not?

    Because that is the mindset.

  130. C.L.

    Despite ordering such treatments for their patients, 88 percent of doctors regard aggressive treatments like chemo as bullshit and would not, personally, consent to them.

  131. johanna

    Mr Tune indicated he did not believe it was appropriate for the Rudd government to be running what the opposition said were election advertisements masquerading as “national security” advertisements.

    Is your job really under threat in the APS if you choose not to act in a way you deem is in breech of the law?

    Yes, in this case. Tune is a Secretary and can be sacked anytime, for any or no reason, without notice.

    That said, if you are being heavied into doing something illegal, is his situation the right thing to do is resign. It’s not as if he won’t be able to make the next mortgage payment, as he earns in excess of $500k a year. And it would be very embarrassing for the government.

  132. nerblnob

    Sounds like my daughter’s plan for Europe. She has met that many backpackers on her travels around Australia, she could probably travel most of Europe without having to stay in paid accommodation anywhere

    Good luck with that. “You must come and stay with us” doesn’t mean “yes, really” in Europe, particularly the UK, like it does in Australia.

  133. Rafe

    I bet there will be a new forum at 12…

  134. Rafe

    But who would want to stay up just to be in the top ten. Or even number 1?

  135. Foggyfig

    Not me, Rafe, but being in the Wild West the night is still young :D

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