Wednesday Forum: January 4, 2017

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  1. wivenhoe

    Once a happy mayfly sat on her meniscus,
    watching the slime get washed to the sea,
    and she said ,YES, get that slime away from me,
    as I sit here watching , resting on my knee.

    Not the best, but I tried.

  2. DrBeauGan

    Once a camp Mayfly, jolly on the meniscus
    Under the shade of a flaming hibiscus

    Along came a jumbuk who shaved off his whiskus,
    And waltzed ’til it looked he might very well riskus
    Delicate bits of anatomy.

    Sorry. I must be pisscus.

  3. jupes

    The future of women’s sports:

    It won’t last.

    One year tops till sportswomen say enough is enough.

  4. Gab

    “Ms. Bearden, who identifies as a woman, said the win is “absolutely huge” for transgender people who wish to compete against athletes of the same gender identity.”

    LOL That’s really quite funny! So a bloke wins a sheila’s bike race and no leftard can say anything about it because he “identifies” as a female! Way to box yourselves into a corner.

    It’s not satire is it? LOL It’s real? Hahahahahahahaha! Made my day.

  5. Rev. Archibald

    Denise
    #2253586, posted on January 6, 2017 at 2:26 pm
    Archibald those children are being prepared to face their sexual assailants in court. P@edos who dress up in police gear before making videos so that when children later see people in uniform they freeze.

    ..
    Very good. God bless you then.
    ..

    .

    Don’t be more stupid than you need to be.

    ..
    Your original comment made no mention of any of that, so not a case of stupidity, simply a case of not being a bloody mind reader.
    Keep a civil tongue in your mouth.
    I had a penpal called Denise as a youngster, so I have until now cut you slack out of a silly sentimentality.
    Don’t push it too far though.

  6. Caveman

    The future of women’s sports
    Is when they become men.

    Its not that far away according to the rainbow.

    Yeah have a go at the fuk up with my itallics.

  7. wivenhoe

    Yeah have a go at the fuk up with my itallics.

    You will not get the “have a go” from me, Caveman, I did exactly the same recently. Being nice folks as they are on this blog, they allowed it to pass.

  8. Snoopy

    “Ms. Bearden, who identifies as a woman, said the win is “absolutely huge” for transgender people who wish to compete against athletes of the same gender identity.”

    The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are going to be “absolutely huge”.

  9. Rev. Archibald

    PS, Denise, if I can help out financially with your endeavours get in touch via e- mail.
    You may request my contact from Sinc.

  10. Rev. Archibald

    Or simply post account details here for all Cats, if applicable.

  11. Caveman

    “have a go”

    Thanks wivenhoe.

    It was a reverse meaning as to my fuk up , not like “why dont you have a go at me..fuk up”

  12. Baldrick

    The future of women’s sports …

    Still the best women’s sporting headline of 2016:
    Australian women’s football team Matildas thumped 7-0 by Newcastle Jets under-15 boys team.

  13. cohenite

    Obama to release more Guantanomo prisoners in defiance of Trump.

    President Obama has ignored calls by Donald Trump to halt the transfer of the 59 remaining prisoners from Guantanamo Bay and plans to release a third of them before he leaves office.

    The White House aims to free up to 19 detainees by January 20 – four were transferred to the Saudi Arabian authorities this week. The detention centre on Cuba held 242 people when Mr Obama took office in 2009.

    The prisoners who will remain face military charges or are deemed too dangerous to transfer. The White House did not disclose the identities of the four prisoners transferred to Riyadh. “We do not comment on the progress of individual detainee transfers until they are completed,” a spokesman said.

    Mr Obama campaigned in 2008 on a promise to close the prison, which is located on a US naval base in southeastern Cuba, and which he called a recruiting tool for extremists. It has been controversial since it was opened in 2002 by President Bush Jr because of its extrajudicial practices and alleged use of torture.

    Mr Trump has vowed to keep the prison open and “load it up with some bad dudes”. He tweeted on Tuesday: “There should be no further releases from Gitmo. These are extremely dangerous people and should not be allowed back on to the battlefield.”

    What a slimebag Obama is.

  14. Top Ender

    Blokes – enrol in women’s Olympics sports now – imagine that gold on your mantelpiece!

    Ladies – demand your right to enter any blokes team. Why not try “male only shooting”? They will be so surprised you will be guaranteed a place.

    Of course, if you have a firearm like this it helps.

  15. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    What rhymes best with meniscus is proboscis. If you pronounce it probiscis.

    Had I but worlds enough and time …. I could do something with that. 🙂

  16. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Or probiscus.
    Pronunciation is everything, as parts of Shakespeare’s rhymes demonstrate as we torture them into place today.

  17. jupes

    Australian women’s football team Matildas thumped 7-0 by Newcastle Jets under-15 boys team.

    Let that sink in. The very best women soccer players in Australia thumped by 14 yr old boys from a small regional city.

    But hey, let’s have women in the infantry. What did Obama say the other day?

    Joe Biden and I know that women are as least as strong as men …

    Too. Stupid. To. Survive.

  18. Infidel Tiger

    The future of women’s sports …

    Oil, bikinis, over sized boxing gloves.

  19. Mark from Melbourne

    The shakedown was orchestrated to provide cover for a poor opinion poll and to sell newspapers.

    Quite so. Disgraceful misuse of power.

  20. Infidel Tiger

    Ms. Bearden, who identifies as a woman

    Someone needs to identify as this fellas psychiatrist and lock him up.

  21. cohenite

    Some women’s sports are OK.

  22. Jessie

    Further more King Koala, and happy to be corrected

    The march through the institutions AND ?western altruism are far more likely explanations than direct funds to ISIS. Included in this march is Local Government. But where the UN?

    And forcibly seated en-masse prior to signing employment contracts to listen to dribble of cultural, EEO and its variants by contracted consultants in both private and public institutions. Sort of like some visa acceptable organised tourism ventures really.

    $$ and other palm-means are needed to ‘assimilate’, educate and place suitable candidates into each and every institution and NGO under EEO.

    From here within each and every of these Australian institutions the final rot (verb) proceeds as the amalgamated process:
    undermining of all statistics and reporting (falsified and/or developed invalid data classifications and descriptors) aka metadata and all its genealogical downstream DNA;
    informing the public and government $/policy response;
    extensive media outputs inc to private/public investors;
    auditing credentialed and legislated to include culture/social* (IIRC etc etc);
    various parallel arguments with appropriate data collections (cultural/ethnic identifying, burkas, violence, lack of literacy/numeracy, alcohol or such state/national security concerns);
    etc;
    deviating from the prime direction, that of undermining and/or having inclusion to Sovereignty matters of Property and Law. Not Lore.

    This is BIG work. And takes some years before being accepted into various legislature. Pages upon pages.

    I accept that Centrelink was unable to deal with polygyny and welfare payments in both Islamic and Aboriginal arenas. We are perhaps now seeing education and health in its naked state? Governance and security yet to come? Many attempts on Law and Property.

    * Environmental and/or Social Impact Studies and must-have employment training must be completed by new recruits and in some instances up-dated yearly-biennially, eg mining etc etc etc. And usually done by the burgeoning ‘educated’ geo or cultural specific groups.
    Eg amongst many many others Jajirdi Consultants who also delivered x-cultural education/mandates to

    Newmont Australia, Santos, ERA/Riotinto and Solar Systems, local Aboriginal and community service organizations, including The Central Land Council, Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service and Ngaanyatjarra Council, several schools, government and private, local and interstate, the Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap, the Netherlands based Bernard van Leer Foundation and the Earth Sciences Dept of Schippensberg University, Pennsylvania, USA.

    The economic with the cultural (?different but same?) almost converges Janganpa manu Jajirdi’ 1998 (Possum and Native Cat Dreaming)

  23. wivenhoe

    Oh, come on, IT, finally somebody is giving the “ladies” what they say they want, good luck, I say.

  24. FMD, I’ve been suspended by quora. The left are pure scum, Hitler was right they have more value as lampshades.

  25. Rev. Archibald

    So the end result of political correctness is this:
    Every single truly elite sports team in the whole world is entirely men only.
    Everything else is a mixed competition.
    Female only sports is abolished.
    Well done, idiots.

  26. jupes

    Every single truly elite sports team in the whole world is entirely men only.

    Well that is actually the case now. Women’s teams can only be considered ‘elite’ when they compete against other women.

    Women can compete equally with men in event horse riding (or whatever it is called) and breath-hold diving (believe it or not).

    Other than that, nope. Not even chess.

  27. Rev. Archibald

    Point one was just to complete the picture Jupes.
    Point three is the important one.

  28. Andrew

    FMD, I’ve been suspended by quora. The left are pure scum, Hitler was right they have more value as lampshades.

    I’m getting very close. When they couldn’t collapse my answers for anything else, they got me on “poor punctuation!” I’ve had several other warnings about “respect” for others.

  29. C.L.

    “Ms. Bearden, who identifies as a woman, said the win is “absolutely huge” for transgender people who wish to compete against athletes of the same gender identity.”

    Ahahahahahahahaha.

  30. incoherent rambler

    Other than that, nope. Not even chess.

    We could take up the ancient Greek tradition of athletes competing in the nude.
    This might help swing things to advantage of women. Males might have trouble delivering adequate blood supply to their leg muscles.

  31. areff

    Once a jolly Mayfly, camped on the meniscus,
    Was hit by that urge to pee, and did he ‘cuss!
    Out came the inches, one, two, three
    But nothing for the task, saw he
    A Safe Schools grad, he’d cut off his peniscus

  32. Geriatric Mayfly

    Give me the strength of Asterix’s
    To break through this bloody meniscus.
    The Dreadful Heat™has brought me low,
    I really want to dip a toe.

  33. cohenite

    Zippy The Triumphant

    #2253756, posted on January 6, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    FMD, I’ve been suspended by quora

    Badge of honour.

  34. Bruce of Newcastle

    We could take up the ancient Greek tradition of athletes competing in the nude.
    This might help swing things to advantage of women.

    You need some remedial anatomy IR: men swing, women bounce.

  35. Drink-up Socrates

    It’s not satire is it? LOL It’s real? Hahahahahahahaha! Made my day.
    I’m borrowing that call for this equally stupid bit of stupid.
    Moron Binden tells Trump to “grow-up”.
    It’s not satire is it? LOL It’s real? Hahahahahahahaha! Made my day.
    Spew.

  36. Bruce of Newcastle

    Interesting AGW find if true?

    Ah…no. See my comment this morning.
    It’s the usual carbonista crap.

  37. calli

    The halls have been undecked, the tree is felled and all the precious little trinkets have been packed away lovingly for next December 1.

    A short breather and it will be Lent (although a Kitteh alerted us to the sacrilege of hot cross buns for sale in Coles…now).

    Epiphany is sad and hopeful and hard to pin down. Eliot captured it best.

  38. Frank

    Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike:

    Hearsay, I know, but apparently you aren’t allowed to smoke in the legalized drug injection rooms, in Sydney.

    That is nothing, death row is smoke free these days as well. So much for the traditional last fag before the chop.

  39. Tom

    Wow. The Trump smear on Nein News (delayed because of the cricket) was breathtaking. It wasn’t just a bit of bias; it was a full-scale hatchet job, orchestrated by the CIA and Obambi lackey James Clapper, an experienced liar. There are going to be a lot of DNC activists in Langley flushed out of a job when DJT drains the swamp. And I’d thought Nein’s Robert Penfold was just a harmless mannequin; he’s a full-on leftard culture warrior. Nine just flushed its credibility down the toilet.

  40. cohenite

    Mark A

    #2253775, posted on January 6, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Interesting AGW find if true?

    Not true. The study just made the past cooler, as usual.

  41. Mark A

    Zippy The Triumphant
    #2253756, posted on January 6, 2017 at 6:23 pm
    FMD, I’ve been suspended by quora.

    That stuff suddenly appeared in my inbox a few months ago, must have clicked on something.

    Most of it is utter garbage, compared to it, wiki is the academy of science.

  42. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    That is nothing, death row is smoke free these days as well. So much for the traditional last fag before the chop.

    What penalty can the system possibly inflict on anyone caught having a crafty puff on Death Row?

  43. Bruce of Newcastle

    Wow. The Trump smear on Nein News (delayed because of the cricket) was breathtaking. It wasn’t just a bit of bias; it was a full-scale hatchet job, orchestrated by the CIA and Obambi lackey James Clapper, an experienced liar.

    Seven was the same, reporting from what “their partners in America” reported. Curiously they never mentioned who those partners were.

    Sure wasn’t Fox or Breitbart.

  44. Denise

    Thanks Archibald. I will check with the coordinator and see if they need more funds. Might be difficult, considering nature of work, to put it out there. Probably letting Sinclair if he’s ok with that, keep the link.

    I may have been uncivil – can’t deny that. It is annoying when you are seemingly contrarian for the sake of being contrarian. I believe I wrote that the tough old chooks were the old WCA types, IOW not the trendy Greens influenced SJW. But I could have spelled it out and not expected you to mind read.

    So let me do so now. Those women are at least 15 years older than I and I have absolute admiration for their undramatic stoicism and just wanted to share that. Many are widowed or with sick husbands or forced to look after schizophrenic adult children or grandchildren whose parents are feral. They stop going to church because pastors of once traditional congregations have wracked up huge bills on vanity projects and expect them to increase their giving, or demand that they also support every 3rd world disaster area. Now the government that they trusted gives them one kick in the guts after the other. There is a lot of outrage about judicial fascism, lack of respect everwhere and the ugliness of modern life. They can handle even that. And do their bit but the problem is the younger ones are too busy to pick up the baton and many of them are starting to fall off the branch themselves.
    They help the victims of predators because someone must. When I say prepare them for court that doesn’t mean schooling them in what to say which is illegal but just being there as trustworthy support.
    I live in a small rural town and there are at least 500 sick individuals with criminal records who aren’t on any register. In the ‘States there is a zero tolerance policy. Just the experts having way too much faith in their power to rehabilitate these mongrels. It is a running sore in Australia.
    I’m not talking about religious institutions but domestic sexual abuse.
    For all Ray Hadley’s faults he is doing God’s work in exposing the awfulness of our judiciary in this regard.

  45. Senile Old Guy

    Nine just flushed its credibility down the toilet.

    They had some? Who knew?

  46. jupes

    What penalty can the system possibly inflict on anyone caught having a crafty puff on Death Row?

    Good point however you would think that if they can control contraband in any part of the prison it would be Death Row.

    But that is fucking mean spirited. I would leave it up to the Governor’s discretion. Not because durries are evil, but because some scumbags don’t deserve any of life’s little pleasures.

  47. Stackja

    BON – I am shocked MSM NIne anti-DT!

  48. Bruce of Newcastle

    Speaking of ocean heat content and SST, which is what Mark’s link is about, there’s this today:

    North Atlantic Cooling Has Plunged Below 1950s (And 1800s) Levels – And Scientists Project More Cooling

    The graph is pretty amazing. Many climate forcings are derived from theNorth Atlantic then percolate out around the whole globe. The thermohaline cycle may be a drive of this. That the Atlantic heat content has collapsed in the last couple years confirms what I’ve always said – the 60 year periodic ocean cycles NAO->AMO->PDO drove about half of the warming last century and are now reversing direction.

  49. Top Ender

    Some women’s sports are OK.

    I demand my right to compete in women’s volleyball.

    Ok, well then, be the waterboy.

  50. jupes

    Just poured my first Barbera del Monferrato for the night.

    Note that it is “also excellent as a meditation wine”. LOL

    Good times.

  51. Atoms for Peace

    Time to start issuing time handicaps in some sports methinks.

  52. calli

    Interesting about Ch 9. Seven just had Tom Switzer and another bloke, who’s name escapes me, singing Trump’s praises. They referenced the boyant stock market and increasing confidence.

    Has someone in Martin Place seen the writing on the wall?

  53. memoryvault

    Interesting AGW find if true?

    I think you’ll find the answer in this sentence from your link, Mark:

    The 2015 NOAA analysis, which was adjusted to correct for the “cold bias” of buoy measurements, found there was no detectable slowdown in ocean warming over the previous 15 years.

    So, they took the NOAA analysis – not the original raw data, and “adjusted” it to account for a previously unknown “cold bias” in the buoy measurements, to arrive at the results they were looking for from the start – and found them. Ain’t science grand.

  54. Mike of Marion

    Tom
    #2253787, posted on January 6, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Same here in Adelaide.

    Full bore smear.

  55. jupes

    They referenced the boyant stock market and increasing confidence.

    Daily Telegraph headline:

    MAKE AUSTRALIA GREAT AGAIN

    Sub headlines:

    OUR TRUMP CARD

    and:

    Donald to help deliver wave of prosperity Down Under

    Maybe Trump isn’t so bad after all.

  56. Bruce in WA

    Just poured my first Barbera del Monferrato for the night.

    Colour me jealous.

  57. thefrolickingmole

    Asterix

    Speaking of which, has anyone seen the live action movies of the Asterix comics, the ones in French (of course)?

    They manage to hit all the family sweet spots, bad puns, slapstick, eye candy for dad, a bit of innuendo and Gerard Depradeu as Obelix.

    Well worth a watch for a quiet chuckle.

  58. memoryvault

    Some women’s sports are OK.

    Some can even be entertaining (strictly from an artistic point of view, of course).

  59. Tom

    Calli, what’s going on at Channel Nein is what happens when you don’t have strong editors who let staff put to air any old junk that hasn’t been fact-checked. Kerry Packer devoted 20 years of his life to making Channel Nein number one in the ratings on the back of the credibility of its 6pm news. All that has been trashed by stenographers who think people won’t notice if they peddle their favourite leftard narratives instead of news.

  60. calli

    Jupes only linked to the photo of his beverage of choice so we would see…the cork!

    Utterly shameless.

    🍷

  61. Oil, bikinis, over sized boxing gloves.

    and a shallow pool of jelly…

  62. calli

    Forget young Kerry. Old Sir Frank would have eaten them alive and picked his teeth with their bones.

  63. jupes

    Utterly shameless.

    Shush I’m meditating.

  64. Infidel Tiger

    Nice drop jupes. I hope it’s not corked.

  65. jupes

    Nice drop jupes. I hope it’s not corked.

    See Calli’s post above.

  66. Bruce of Newcastle

    Jupes only linked to the photo of his beverage of choice so we would see…the cork!

    There’s an English version. No price as they don’t seem to sell via the internet, but looks like you can get it for a reasonable $30/bottle here. Sounds yummy. Yummier, I will admit, than the Hardy’s cab sav I’m presently sipping which is not bad for $6 per litre bottle.

  67. old bloke

    cohenite
    #2253515, posted on January 6, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    The problem is the PHON is the only anti alarmist/Islam party.

    Cohenite, the problem with PHON is that they can’t select good candidates*. PHON copied the ALA’s policies, i.e., ban on Islamic immigration, removal of all subsidies for renewable energy, repealing Sect. 18c, etc., yet they don’t support those policies.

    The W.A. PHON Senator said, after being elected, that he had no problems with Islamic migration, his main interest appears to be fighting banks on behalf of struggling farmers. His cause may be just and good, but that wasn’t the platform on which he was elected.

    So, just because PHON claim that they are opposed to Islamic migration doesn’t mean that their candidates also support such a ban, voting for PHON is, as someone else already observed, a “lucky-dip”.

    *Malcolm Roberts is an exception, he is worth more than all the other senators combined.

  68. Tom

    Hahahaha! Leftoid wrongologists humiliated. Where’s Monty and Ol’ Leathery? (Times via Oz):

    Britain ended last year as the strongest of the world’s advanced economies with growth accelerating in the six months after the Brexit vote, it was revealed overnight.

    Business activity hit a 17-month high last month, meaning that the economy grew by 2.2 per cent last year — more than the six other leading nations, including the US, Germany and Japan.

    Far from slowing after the referendum in June, as predicted by the Treasury and Bank of England, growth appeared to have improved. GDP grew at 0.3 per cent and 0.6 per cent in the first two quarters of last year, compared with 0.6 per cent and an estimated 0.5 per cent in the final period.

    Andrew Haldane, chief economist at the Bank of England, suggested that economic forecasters were facing a “Michael Fish moment” over their mistaken predictions, referring to the BBC weather forecaster. Mr Haldane, comparing the profession’s failure to spot the 2008 recession to Mr Fish’s infamous assurance of “no hurricane” on the eve of the great storm of 1987, said: “It’s a fair cop to say that the profession is to some degree in crisis.”

    He also admitted to shortcomings in pre-Brexit predictions, saying that “the data has surprised to the upside”.

    It’s now a well-known scientific fact that reality is the exact opposite of whatever leftoids tell you.

  69. Geriatric Mayfly

    Are you in the full lotus jupes, and of course the candles and whacky incense?

  70. Tom

    So much winning I can barely cope (AAP/Oz):

    Donald Trump’s transition team has issued a blanket mandate requiring politically appointed ambassadors installed by President Barack Obama to leave their posts by Inauguration Day, according to the US ambassador to New Zealand. “I will be departing on January 20th,” Ambassador Mark Gilbert said in a Twitter message to Reuters on Friday.

    The mandate was issued “without exceptions” through an order sent in a State Department cable on December 23, Mr Gilbert said.

    He was confirming a report in the New York Times, which quoted diplomatic sources as saying previous US administrations, from both major political parties, have traditionally granted extensions to allow a few ambassadors, particularly those with school-age children, to remain in place for weeks or months.

    Officials from the State Department and Mr Trump’s transition team were was not immediately available for comment.

    The order threatens to leave the United States without Senate-confirmed envoys for months in critical nations like Germany, Canada and Britain, the New York Times reported.

    A senior Trump transition official told the newspaper there was no ill will in the move, describing it as a simple matter of ensuring Mr Obama’s overseas envoys leave the government on schedule, just as thousands of political aides at the White House and in federal agencies must do.

  71. .

    A few months ago monty tried to tell us that Wales would be ruined without EU subsidies, despite being better off than most of Australia.

  72. jupes

    Are you in the full lotus jupes …

    No but I might be later on.

  73. jupes

    A few months ago monty tried to tell us that Wales would be ruined without EU subsidies, despite being better off than most of Australia.

    Yeah but he never told us that Australia would be better off with more Qataris and members of the Free Syrian Army.

    He’s not that stupid.

  74. jupes

    Malcolm Roberts is an exception, he is worth more than all the other senators combined.

    Fact check: True!

  75. herodotus

    WSJ going for Trump on the basis of his businesses’ debt arrangements.

  76. .

    Yeah but he never told us that Australia would be better off with more Qataris and members of the Free Syrian Army.

    He’s not that stupid.

    You think every single Muslim is bad. This is just fanatical.

  77. jupes

    You think every single Muslim is bad. This is just fanatical.

    You think every single Qatari (with $30.000) and member of the FSA is good.

    That is beyond ridiculous.

    Whose proposed policy would result in the death of more Australians do you think?

  78. Tom

    I finally found out their names: Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson are two of the greatest Americans ever born.

  79. OneWorldGovernment

    This sounds like any Government city

    Rome lived upon its principal till ruin stared it in the face. Industry is the only true source of wealth, and there was no industry in Rome. By day the Ostia road was crowded with carts and muleteers, carrying to the great city the silks and spices of the East, the marble of Asia Minor, the timber of the Atlas, the grain of Africa and Egypt; and the carts brought out nothing but loads of dung. That was their return cargo.

    — The Martyrdom of Man by Winwood Reade (1871)

  80. .

    No jupes, you can’t even get your criticism right.

    I said the other day I supported a policy which would have less immigration from MENA and you called me racist. Now you are claiming having less immigration from where you want no immigration would somehow make Australia less safe than it is now.

  81. Geriatric Mayfly

    January 6 1836
    A brig called the Agenoria arrived from St John’s bringing 11 men, from the crew of a timber vessel, whom they had picked up in the most forlorn condition. They were capsized on the night of the 3rd [December] in a tremendous storm. Having cut the lanyards with much difficulty the vessel righted & the crew with the exception of 3 who drowned, congregated on the quarter-deck. All their provisions were washed overboard & they continued till the 18th enduring the extremity of starvation and misery. On that day they came to the decision of drawing lots for who should die for his comrades & a young man of 19 was the victim. After prayers they cut his throat & drank the blood and devoured a considerable part of the body before it was cold. On the 20th another man being on the point of death, they cut his throat to save the blood & on the 24th another for the same reason. Having finished their horrible meal on that day a sail was discovered by the crew with tears of joy. This was the Agenoria which took them on board. They are now settled in the two Poor-Houses & where they are all likely to recover. Barclay Fox

  82. Rabz

    Kerry Packer devoted 20 years of his life to making Channel Nein number one in the ratings on the back of the credibility of its 6pm news.

    Yep, which is why a collectivist mate of mine used to call it (in loud pompous commercial telespeak voice over mode) “National Nayzee News“.

    Mind you, this was usually after it had interrupted the test cricket to breathlessly inform us that a cat up a tree had been rescued in Bondi Junction, or some such.

    Such riveting stories don’t tell themselves.

  83. wivenhoe

    Mind you, this was usually after it had interrupted the test cricket to breathlessly inform us that a cat up a tree had been rescued in Bondi Junction, or some such.

    Probably more entertaining than the cricket.

  84. Rabz

    Probably more entertaining than the cricket.

    We didn’t think so at the time. Of course, the Goanna’s telecast wasn’t interrupted.

  85. jupes

    I said the other day I supported a policy which would have less immigration from MENA and you called me racist.

    Why would you want less immigration from MENA? Is there some sort of problem with immigrants from that region? If so, what is it?

    Now you are claiming having less immigration from where you want no immigration would somehow make Australia less safe than it is now.

    No. I’m claiming that having NO Muslim immigration will make Australia safer than allowing Qataris and the FSA to live here. So is Captain Obvious.

  86. cohenite

    old bloke

    #2253850, posted on January 6, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    cohenite
    #2253515, posted on January 6, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    The problem is the PHON is the only anti alarmist/Islam party.

    Cohenite, the problem with PHON is that they can’t select good candidates*. PHON copied the ALA’s policies, i.e., ban on Islamic immigration, removal of all subsidies for renewable energy, repealing Sect. 18c, etc., yet they don’t support those policies.

    The ALA have very strong anti-muslim and multiculturalism policies and are the only ones with a policy on energy which includes Thorium; but generally alarmism does not feature strongly in their agenda. That is why Roberts is so important.

    I agree about their candidate selection; they wreak of paranoia and creatures like cullerton probably got a Guernsey because he hates banks.

    Hanson is a lot better than she was but obviously there is along way to go.

    Who else is there?

  87. Rabz

    Thanks, Tom – Black ladies for el Trumpo gave me some hope during that interminable campaign.

    BTW, his victory has now rendered me an additional ten thousand smackeroonies as of this year.

    Woo-hoo! 🙂

  88. sdfc

    9’s cricket coverage is almost unwatchable.

  89. Tom

    Dotty, have you worked out which parent you get your fanaticism from?

  90. jupes

    Hanson is a lot better than she was but obviously there is along way to go.

    I’d be happy if just Hanson and Roberts remained but had the balance of power.

    The other bloke (not Cullerton) seems a bit of a numptie.

  91. Rabz

    9’s cricket coverage is almost unwatchable

    Yep, which is why I stopped watching it about a decade ago.

    Listening to Ian Chappell intoning that “the ball is red and rouND”, “the grass is very greEN” for several hours is not good for the psyche – and don’t get me started on Bill “I’m a Big Nosed Victorian” Lawry.

  92. jupes

    Probably more entertaining than the cricket.

    Yeah nah.

    The highest run rate in a test innings of over 100 runs is 7.53 runs per over achieved on – you’ll never guess – Jan 06 2017!

    FMD THAT’S TODAY!!!!

  93. From the police officer who found the victim of black torture in Chicago, wandering the streets in a right state:
    “He was discombobulated…”
    I wonder if our top plod have such a command of the English language?

  94. .

    Tom
    #2253902, posted on January 6, 2017 at 8:41 pm
    Dotty, have you worked out which parent you get your fanaticism from?

    How am I being fanatical Tom? What’s more I’m going out of my way to be polite as well.

  95. calli

    Grrrrrrr…and because of unlistenable cricket, all the other programs rescheduled.

    To think I rushed my evening walk to get back in time for Lethal Weapon. Must have been the lure of Mel’s beautiful blue eyes.

  96. wivenhoe

    Rabz, I am sure that you would call this sacrilege, or something, but one of my family , until recently, played for Australia, and would regularly offer free tickets to matches anywhere, if I wanted them(corporate box stuff), but it is just not my thing, so always found an excuse to say thanks, but no thanks

  97. Wivenhoe, possibly not sacrilege but certainly missed opportunities which many others would give their right arm to have.

  98. Rabz

    wivenhoe, as I no longer follow cricket, it ain’t sacrilege you’re talking, but common sense.

    No way would I waste my money or time watching those loathsome wankers.

  99. sdfc

    Those guys crapped all over the current crowd Rabz.

    Someone needs to tell Clarke he’s not playing anymore. The Aussie captain’s name is Smith, not Schmiddy.

  100. Rabz

    Grrrrrrr…and because of unlistenable cricket, all the other programs rescheduled.

    LOL.

  101. wivenhoe

    That did not sound right, obviously is still my family, but you know what I mean, lol.

  102. sdfc

    The Big Bash is where it’s at Rabz.

  103. Rabz

    Someone needs to tell Clarke he’s not playing anymore. The Aussie captain’s name is Smith, not Schmiddy.

    The collectivist mate I referred to above was whinging to me two days ago about how crap the current lot were – thank goodness I’ve never heard them.

    BTW, Clarke is widely loathed by pretty much all of his ex team mates, which is some consolation.

  104. From the police officer who found the victim of black torture in Chicago, wandering the streets in a right state:
    “He was discombobulated…”
    I wonder if our top plod have such a command of the English language?

    We all know the answer to that.

  105. jupes

    How am I being fanatical Tom?

    You want to bring murderous Muslims into Australia because of ideology.

    You idiot.

  106. Rabz

    The Big Bash is where it’s at

    I’d rather watch baseball.

  107. Schmiddy
    def: Beer and Schweppes lemonade in a 285 ml glass. Not the Australian captain.

  108. jupes

    Rabz, I am sure that you would call this sacrilege, or something, but one of my family , until recently, played for Australia, and would regularly offer free tickets to matches anywhere, if I wanted them(corporate box stuff), but it is just not my thing, so always found an excuse to say thanks, but no thanks

    Wivenhoe wasn’t it you the other day telling us all you could afford to drink was JD or some such crap?

    Why on earth would you knock back free piss in a corporate box?

  109. Tom

    Thanks, Jupes. Saved me the effort of explaining it to Junior.

  110. .

    So Tom you think everyone that doesn’t want to ban Muslim immigration is a fanatic? This is a very odd point of view.

  111. Rabz

    Why on earth would you knock back free piss in a corporate box?

    She was put off by the possibility of running into Ian Chappell, Lawry or Clarke?

  112. jupes

    I’d rather watch baseball.

    So would I.

    I have never watched a game of 20/20. But test cricket is “where it’s at”. I was at the SCG on Tuesday and watched Warner score 100 before lunch. Then 20 yr old Renshaw scored 150.

    An absolutely superb day of cricket.

  113. Rev. Archibald

    Family two doors down wearing …er…religious garb tonight. White smock and those white round hats things.
    Anyway, walking the dog as they, a multitude, were waiting on the balcony watching me walk past.
    Did what I would do to any neighbours children and waved cheerily.
    Stony silence and stares the only response.

  114. wivenhoe

    Why on earth would you knock back free piss in a corporate box

    Jupes, I wold rather watch the grass grow when it comes to cricket, and the other members of the family, whom I do not consider family, hounded the kid incessantly, did not need me on his back, long story, best left alone.

  115. Rev. Archibald

    What type of five year olds don’t return a wave.
    My kid will wave at rock if it looks like it might wave back.

  116. Rabz

    BTW, is Lawry still alive?

  117. calli

    Didn’t Clarke set the team homework?

    I blame Bingle.

  118. jupes

    BTW, is Lawry still alive?

    Yep. Commentating today in Sydney.

  119. Tom

    Dot, anyone who doesn’t want to ban moozley immigration — i.e., you — is making the country more unsafe. That is a fact. No other immigrant group supports an ideology that wants to kill us. Your partiality to anarchist libertarianism is endearing, but necessarily means you can’t be taken seriously.

  120. Rev. Archibald

    Don’t get the 20/20 thing.
    How can you follow something that is so obviously totally artificial?
    Like getting excited about a lip synching boy band completely invented by its management.

  121. Makka

    You think every single Muslim is bad. This is just fanatical.

    You are fkn stupid. Every single moslem – EVERY ONE of them – poses an unacceptable risk. Therefore, no further moslems should be allowed entry. That’s common sense.

  122. Rabz

    Didn’t Clarke set the team homework?

    No, but he probably agreed to it.

    The rot within Australian cricket set in when Roy Symonds was banned for turning up to play in a one day match with a righteous hangover.

    Think about that, for a second – from the country that gave us Keith Miller, Dougie and Boonie.

    What a frigging joke this country has become.

  123. Rabz

    Yep. Commentating today in Sydney.

    Bugger.

  124. rickw

    You think every single Muslim is bad. This is just fanatical.

    Let’s say about 10% of your bowls club went completely bonkers, hacking people’s heads off, buying and selling slaves, throwing gays off buildings etc. etc.

    How long would you publicly remain a member of that bowls club?

    The first thing genuinely good muslims do when they reach a haven like Australia is get the hell out of Islam.

  125. Fisky

    Andrew Haldane, chief economist at the Bank of England, suggested that economic forecasters were facing a “Michael Fish moment” over their mistaken predictions, referring to the BBC weather forecaster. Mr Haldane, comparing the profession’s failure to spot the 2008 recession to Mr Fish’s infamous assurance of “no hurricane” on the eve of the great storm of 1987, said: “It’s a fair cop to say that the profession is to some degree in crisis.”

    I have said again and again that economics is a nonsense pseudo-science that has less credibility than gender studies. I know some good economists are out there, but it must be pretty embarrassing to be part of the wrongest social science discipline of them all.

  126. sdfc

    Jupes

    Agreed, test cricket is all that really matters. I don’t give a shit about international 20 or 50 over cricket.

    I’m a convert to the Big Bash though. It’s like a footy season in summer.

  127. Fisky

    The only way to salvage something of the field of economics is if another discipline – perhaps psychology – could launch a hostile take-over and purge the vast majority of wrongologists who make up the profession. There is otherwise no redemption for these people.

  128. rickw

    Did what I would do to any neighbours children and waved cheerily.

    When I lived a couple of doors up from a mosque there was a vivacious little girl who would wave vigorously back at me and the kids, this clearly made her mother unhappy. No doubt the poor little thing will eventually get that slapped out of her.

  129. Fisky

    The vast majority of economists oppose Trump’s revenue neutral (actually revenue positive) Carrier deal, while supporting mass resettlement of Muslim refugees. Just think about it for a moment. How wrong do you have to be to come up with that??

  130. Jessie

    This saga on Sydney Islamic Schools and funding is astonishing.

    Within a 1.3km distance to the $19million/annum Greenacre school is another of private Islamic School
    Al Noori Muslim School
    Perhaps this school did NOT require the Islam Council to hand over land/property for its continuing existence. Thus the MSM radar has not beeped on this.

    Al Noori Muslim School Greenacres Sydney NSW:
    Receives $10 million/annum C’wealth
    Numbers 1640 K-12

    As per My School website
    Cursory search of NAPLAN scores on the govt devised algorithm list far less ‘similar schools’ than does the Malek Fahd Islamic School.
    Annual Report – no Financial Audit report included

    Notes:
    This school, as does the J*wish curriculum accompanies students to their ‘mother’ countries. Likely also private ? not for profit Christian schools the same?
    http://www.alnoori.nsw.edu.au/index.php/learning/extra-curricular

    ABS stats on the LG area avail, some questions on population cunts/household counts and actually count numbers in employment FT/PT

    Wiki suggests there is a THIRD Islamic School in Greenacres An-Nahyan Islamic School. No such school could be found on a google search. Well one on Bangladesh.

    Notwithstanding The Australian’s abysmal reporting on a similar fraud and no Federal Education Minister on air/media for this saga and the ensuing Cape etc education sagas reported ………
    Ex Djarragun school head Jean Illingworth freed despite fraud conviction
    Principal Illingworth (1 year [isolation} Townsville Jail+so forth) for 3.4+million$ fraud. School apparently never repaid, debt may have been carried over and Noel Pearson of Cape York Enterprises now oversees (receives C’wealth funds) for same. Land ? Anglican Church land?

    The next principal following Illingworth, Robyn Hughes quoted as saying

    “Djarragun College’s view has always been, and continues to be, that there is no basis for either government to seek repayment in relation to the historical enrolments dispute,” Ms Hughes said. “Our views have been confirmed by an independent audit, the conclusions of which we are working through with both governments.”

    Source: College claims no payments necessary http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/education/college-claims-no-payments-necessary/news-story/2300c4123dac3904e7557068f078b11d

    The Australian: Ex Djarragun school head Jean Illingworth freed despite fraud conviction
    HQ Education had further details of fraudulent enrolment numbers garnering funds http://au.educationhq.com/news/25110/crims-enrolled-in-fake-student-scam-court/#
    ABC reported Cairns principal sentenced over defrauding Queensland and federal governments of nearly $3.5m http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-03/jean-illingworth-sentenced-over-indigenous-school-fraud/5788138

    There surely is some $billions floating around for funding poor reporting (aka attendance = there all day counts) and very small socio-geographic specific, C’wealth funded numbers of children. On loaned land and buildings/
    School of the Air radio pedallers and home teachers must be crying from Heaven

  131. cohenite

    Makka

    #2253951, posted on January 6, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    You think every single Muslim is bad. This is just fanatical.

    You are fkn stupid. Every single moslem – EVERY ONE of them – poses an unacceptable risk. Therefore, no further moslems should be allowed entry. That’s common sense.

    Correct. I don’t know why this is so difficult to understand. Michael Davis:

    But Artan’s isn’t really such a hot take on radical Islam. In fact, it fits into an alarmingly common pattern. Commentators have noted that, despite invoking the Islamic State before his attack and following methods laid out in its magazine Dabiq, he appears to have no ties to any formal terrorist cell. That’s good! Right? It shows that Isis’s network isn’t as pervasive as we once thought, or as they’d like us to think. Small-scale, lone-wolf attackers like Artan prove that Isis & Co. don’t have the means to organise and coordinate attacks on the scale of 9/11 or Paris. And that’s probably true. But it shouldn’t come as a relief. On the contrary: it proves the threat facing our civilisation is far direr than we might’ve thought.

    Artan was, as we said, a Somali refugee. He came from the non-country that flippant conservatives (like me) constantly invoke in debates with libertarians: ‘If you hate the government so much, why not move to Somalia?’ The answer, of course, is because Somalia is quite literally the worst place ever. The UN ranks it as the least developed country on the planet. The GDP per capita is $600 and life expectancy is in the early 50s. The place is overrun with pirates, warlords, and Islamist militias. It’s impossible to quantify how truly miserable Artan’s life must’ve been there, or how dramatically it would’ve improved when he came to the United States at 16 years old. But it couldn’t have been lost on him. He was, by all accounts, an intelligent and well-adjusted young man. What could’ve led him to commit such an unspeakable crime against the country that saved his life… in retaliation against a bunch of Buddhists in Southeast Asia?

    Like the Rotherham groomers, Cologne rape mob, and Melbourne’s Sudanese gangs, Artan attests to a deep sickness in the immigrant community – especially those from Islamic countries. A huge minority of those coming to the West fundamentally reject our values and mores. They have no desire to conform with even our most basic notions of acceptable behavior. (You can’t have sex with whomever you like, killing people isn’t an appropriate way to express frustration over geopolitical affairs, etc.) It has nothing to do with the global jihad, and it won’t stop if we defeat foreign terrorist organisations. Muslim migrants don’t always need prodding from radicals overseas to carry out every manner of atrocity against their new Western neighbors.

    So why aren’t we getting smarter about who we let come here? To say the decidedly un-PC thing, migrants aren’t automatically inducted into our worldview because they pass through airport customs. Immigration doesn’t fix the Islamic world’s problems – it just relocates them. That’s why sexual assault, female genital mutilation, religious extremism, and all those travesties common in the Islamic world follow Muslims so persistently across borders. It’s rank stupidity not to acknowledge that fact, so we can spare ourselves the descent into a Somali-style hellhole. And never mind the Leftist nonsense about ‘imperialism’s chickens coming home to roost’. No one suffers more from such absurd expressions of white guilt than those immigrants who really do wish to embrace our culture and the peaceful, prosperous, liberal society it facilitates.

  132. Makka

    How wrong do you have to be to come up with that??

    There’s a clue in that statement, Fisky. Economics and especially economic academia is infested with leftist scum promoting economic theories to back and indeed justify their leftist mental illness. As we already know leftism is totally and utterly always wrong. That’s how wrong economists can be.

  133. Rabz

    it must be pretty embarrassing to be part of the wrongest social science discipline of them all

    Indeed it is.

    A burden I carry with great external fortitude and much internal sorrow.

  134. rickw

    So much winning I can barely cope (AAP/Oz):

    Team Trump really seems to understand the nature of the beast, they understand that they need to hack mercilessly at each and every tentacle until the beast is completely dead.

  135. wivenhoe

    I always thought that economists and gender studies graduates were all part of the blind elk society.

  136. Fisky

    There’s a clue in that statement, Fisky. Economics and especially economic academia is infested with leftist scum promoting economic theories to back and indeed justify their leftist mental illness. As we already know leftism is totally and utterly always wrong. That’s how wrong economists can be.

    I think it’s worse than just personnel, though, Makka. There is something epistemologically wrong with the field of economics that we need to get to the bottom of. When you consider the bizarre assumptions that are built into most economic modelling, which are the real cause of the wrong answers, you have to wonder whether economics is really just a social science for autists.

    Autistic people are famous for their difficulty in navigating social situations, especially in knowing what is appropriate when. They are quite prone to making blanket assumptions based on their misinterpretation of social rules and mores. When you think about it, this is exactly what economics does as a discipline, and not just individual economists (although there are many autistic economists too).

    So this is a systematic problem with the field of study, unfortunately.

  137. stackja

    rickw
    #2253972, posted on January 6, 2017 at 9:35 pm
    So much winning I can barely cope (AAP/Oz):

    Team Trump really seems to understand the nature of the beast, they understand that they need to hack mercilessly at each and every tentacle until the beast is completely dead.

    In 1945 the beast was dead. Except Stalin, of course.

  138. Rabz

    economic theories

    “economic hypotheses”, thanks makka – there is no such phenomenon as “economic theory”.

  139. rickw

    The problem is the PHON is the only anti alarmist/Islam party.

    Good enough for me, every other issue that they might screw up can be fixed with very little time and effort, contrast that with fixing mass importation of not very smart goat botherers who want to kill everyone who isn’t a goat botherer.

  140. Rabz

    When you consider the bizarre assumptions that are built into most economic modelling

    Which confirms my observation above.

  141. Infidel Tiger

    I think it’s worse than just personnel, though, Makka. There is something epistemologically wrong with the field of economics that we need to get to the bottom of. When you consider the bizarre assumptions that are built into most economic modelling, which are the real cause of the wrong answers, you have to wonder whether economics is really just a social science for autists.

    When you start with the assumption that humans are fungible you have really fucked up royal.

  142. Rabz

    PHON is the classic “stopped clock” – correct about moozleys and gerbil worming and wrong about everything else.

  143. Stimpson J. Cat

    PS, Denise, if I can help out financially with your endeavours get in touch via e- mail.
    You may request my contact from Sinc.

    What the f*ck?

    I know a brave hero bravely struggling against male pattern baldness, serious mental illness, potential aspergers if he can be bothered getting diagnosed, adhd, and single parenting.

    Where’s his awareness raising?

    Where’s his f*cking kickstarter?

    You sexist racist saneists!!!!!!

    All he has going for him is agility and unconventional attractiveness.
    But does he complain?

    Noooooooooo.

  144. rickw

    For arms enthusiasts, not a bad channel, generally pretty well considered and factual commentary:

    https://m.youtube.com/user/ForgottenWeapons

  145. Rabz

    When you start with the assumption that humans are fungible you have really fucked up royal.

    Two words:

    “Rational consumers”.

  146. Makka

    “economic hypotheses”, thanks makka – there is no such phenomenon as “economic theory”.

    Fair enough Rabz. However, I stand by my point. Leftism has made vast inroads into economics and academia. It’s so that every economic report and media article needs to be researched to understand fully the pedigree of the author and how deeply he/she suffers from leftist delusional diseases.

  147. Fisky

    “Rational consumers”.

    LOL

  148. Gab

    You sexist racist saneists!!!!!!

    Saneists? Let’s not go overboard with the insults. Not until after 11pm.

  149. Fisky

    But even the “good” economists like Mises and Hayek weren’t that good. Mises wanted a world government like the League of Nations to impose open borders on every country whether they wanted it or not. Gee, that idea wouldn’t have any feedback effects at all. No siree. Just impose the policy anywhere and watch how “rational consumers” lump it and maximise their utility with millions of aliens pouring in.

  150. sdfc

    Yeah, using taxpayer funds to raise production costs is the mark of a genius.

  151. Fisky

    Keynesians however are generally much worse than Hayek/Mises. The vast majority of Keynesians oppose tax cuts, claiming they reduce growth, even though their own circular flow/aggregate demand model predicts more growth, due to leakages falling below flows.

    So the wrongology is distributed widely among the economics profession.

  152. Snoopy

    Did what I would do to any neighbours children and waved cheerily.
    Stony silence and stares the only response.

    You just have to break the ice, Rev. Turn up on their doorstep tomorrow morning with carton of VB and they’ll be all over you. Trust me.

  153. Rabz

    Turn up on their doorstep tomorrow morning with carton of VB and

    some freshly fried bacon.

    Breakfast of champions.

  154. Snoopy

    Dot and the EM drive.

    God, I hope he’s right and I live to see it.

  155. wivenhoe

    You just have to break the ice, Rev. Turn up on their doorstep tomorrow morning with carton of VB and they’ll be all over you. Trust me.

    Don’t forget the bacon and egg sammis

  156. Rabz

    Fisky, most of here are pretty much of the view that Keynesianism has as much credibility as climate science.

  157. H B Bear

    FMD ALPBC leads the 7pm television news with the State Liars law and order policy announcement. The State election isn’t until March and Sneakers McGowan is filling the dead time while Emperor Barney is snoozing somewhere.

    It must be nice to have your own taxpayer funded media arm at election time.

  158. jupes

    PHON is the classic “stopped clock” – correct about moozleys and gerbil worming and wrong about everything else.

    Except that “Moozleys” are the most important issue of our times and “gerbil worming” is the most important non-issue of our times.

    These are the two issues I vote on. All the others pale into insignificance.

  159. Fisky

    Fisky, most of here are pretty much of the view that Keynesianism has as much credibility as climate science.

    There is not much distinction between those camps either. 100% of Keynesians believe in the fake climate models, while all “climate scientists” ™ are Keynesians.

  160. Makka

    Except that “Moozleys” are the most important issue of our times and “gerbil worming” is the most important non-issue of our times.

    And both issues add yuuuuge costs to taxpayers as Govt gets ever fatter off the back of both lots of parasites. PHON should focus much much more of the costs these two scams.

  161. rickw

    Rev. you might like this, scraping and machine tool rebuilding:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=REeGn4hN1Bg

  162. Snoopy

    Dot with Leyonhjelm and the LDP’s magic immigration policy.

  163. Fisky

    And both issues add yuuuuge costs to taxpayers as Govt gets ever fatter off the back of both lots of parasites. PHON should focus much much more of the costs these two scams.

    Oh no! I am told that Muslim immigration will raise per capita GDP by 0.3% if we allow enough of them in.

  164. Stimpson J. Cat

    Did what I would do to any neighbours children and waved cheerily.
    Stony silence and stares the only response.

    Train your dog to bark at them and then next time you walk past and it starts barking start yelling at it
    “Quiet Mohammad! Bad dog. Very bad dog indeed!”
    This technique will win you friends and enrich you culturally.

  165. Fisky

    Mike Smithson ‏@MSmithsonPB 2m2 minutes ago
    YouGov. Was Britain was right or wrong to vote to leave the European Union?
    Right 47% +3
    Wrong 43% -1

    Oh no! JC will be very angry!

  166. jupes

    Agreed, test cricket is all that really matters.

    This has been one of the best seasons of test cricket ever.

    Australia lost five tests in a row and all was lost. Recovery seemed eons away. Then head selector Rod Marsh made the best selection decision of his life and sacked himself.

    Subsequently two potential greats – 20 yr old Matt Renshaw and 25 yr old Peter Hanscomb were selected and we have never looked back. Australia has won the next three tests and we are about to win the fourth.

    This includes a scare against the Pakis in Brisbane where they scored over 400 in the last innings (but still lost thankfully), the Boxing Day Test which was one of the greatest victories of all time (Pakis scored over 400 in the first innings but still lost by an innings and 18 runs) and now this Sydney test.

    Warner scored a ton in the first session of the first day of a test match (only the fifth time ever), Renshaw scored 184, and Handscomb also scored a ton in the first innings. Australia subsequently bowled the Pakis out for 315 then scored 2/241 at the highest run rate ever for a score of over 100 in the history of test cricket. Warner smashed the second fastest test 50 ever.

    A truly superb match.

  167. Makka

    Subsequently two potential greats – 20 yr old Matt Renshaw and 25 yr old Peter Hanscomb were selected and we have never looked back. Australia has won the next three tests and we are about to win the fourth.

    I think you may be getting a little over enthusiastic , jupes. Let’s see how they fair against the pommy swing bowlers. These recent easy wins against ordinary teams hasn’t really proven anything just yet.

  168. Infidel Tiger

    We will lose 4 nil to India.

  169. sdfc

    Jupes

    Once again I agree Jupes. Good to see them pick some young in form guys for once. Maddison was a strange pick though. Should have gone with Harris.

    The attack is looking pretty good too.

    As for losing 3 nil to India. Probably. Only the best sides don’t get flogged away. We’re not there yet.

  170. jupes

    I think you may be getting a little over enthusiastic , jupes.

    Probably but it’s a great start for the pair of them and Australia is looking a hell of lot better than they were after the Hobart test.

  171. Makka

    Probably but it’s a great start for the pair of them and Australia is looking a hell of lot better than they were after the Hobart test.

    Yes, agreed that they have turned the corner. Long way to go before we are a serious threat to the olde enemy.

  172. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Did what I would do to any neighbours children and waved cheerily.
    Stony silence and stares the only response.

    Taxis at the airport yesterday morning had many Muslim drivers with little white hats and whispy straggles of beard some standing around in little groups. I wasn’t too keen on it and wished we had ordered a driver. Had to take who and what we were given: a sort of van because of numbers and luggage. Driver in his white hat and unattractive beard was very friendly and accommodating and smiled quite a lot; also he and Hairy became sympatico at the terrible driving displayed by others on the roads. Fools, said one, Edjits, said the other. The light was green and he still didn’t move, they both agreed to each other. Our man humped a lot of luggage and was still cheerful. I gave him a few instructions about the way as he was quite lost in the Eastern Suburbs beyond Edgecliff. I thought he’d probably show some sort of hostile at a woman’s directions (it’s happened to me with such drivers before), but he kept an admirable cool, given Muzzie.

    Personality does come into it. This guy wasn’t a miserable type and did his best. Credit where due.

  173. Infidel Tiger

    Our wicket keeper selection is truly puzzling.

    The current fella seems partly retarded. He was selected I believe because he can say things loudly. I can only imagine they let him wear the gloves so that he doesn’t wank himself or scratch someone.

    Bring back Peter Neville who is a brilliant keeper and is a necessity for a Indian conditions.

  174. jupes

    We will lose 4 nil to India.

    Yeah nah dunno.

    Obviously that is the test. Call me an optimist but I like our batting line up at the minute and the bowlers are hitting their straps as well. I’d swap Wade for Neville though.

    I reckon we will at least tie the series.

  175. Fisky

    Very helpful of 730 ABC to explain why Manus Island asylum seekers are having a horrible time fitting in and are turning to crime and anti-social behaviour.

  176. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Train your dog to bark at them and then next time you walk past and it starts barking start yelling at it
    “Quiet Mohammad! Bad dog. Very bad dog indeed!”
    This technique will win you friends and enrich you culturally.

    LOL, Stimpy.

  177. Harlequin Decline

    “Quiet Mohammad! Bad dog. Very bad dog indeed!”
    This technique will win you friends and enrich you culturally.

    Instead of the dog try something else-pig, goat, camel..eventually you’ll find something they like.

  178. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    Very helpful of 730 ABC to explain why Manus Island asylum seekers are having a horrible time fitting in and are turning to crime and anti-social behaviour.

    Shame the local coppers aren’t so sympathetic.

  179. Infidel Tiger

    Obviously that is the test. Call me an optimist but I like our batting line up at the minute and the bowlers are hitting their straps as well. I’d swap Wade for Neville though.

    I reckon we will at least tie the series.

    That would be an incredible result.

    India at home are like Australia were 15 years ago.

  180. pete m

    the fact we lost 3-0 to sri lankan spinners has one worried for India series. Most batsmen still in same squad.

  181. sdfc

    At least we seem to be moving forward Pete.

  182. Rev. Archibald

    rickw
    #2254009, posted on January 6, 2017 at 10:12 pm
    Rev. you might like this, scraping and machine tool rebuilding:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=REeGn4hN1Bg

    ..
    I knew the beds of lathes and mills were hand scraped.
    I just did not realise how tedious it was.
    Another small skill we will lose soon, I guess.
    The school had some beautiful old English lathes.
    “No good” said the department.
    No safety cut off.
    Sold ’em off, purchased three useless Chinese ones.
    Metal in the tail stock soft as shit.
    Drive shaft gone after second use.
    They look like lathes, but really aren’t anything approaching one.
    Not that any sane teacher would let the current generation with their litigious parents anywhere near a machine tool.
    Dot and Co. watch that video and get some small idea of all the different skills we are losing, never to return.

  183. Harlequin Decline

    Economics as some smart Alec once said is “The only discipline where the exam questions remain the same year after year, only the answers change”

  184. Makka

    All that matters is the Ashes. The Ashes are everything.

    If we hold the Ashes, all is forgiven.

  185. Infidel Tiger

    Hanscomb and Renshaw appear players who will be still around in a decade, although things are going to get a lot harder.

    Opposition teams will be dissecting their techniques as we speak.

  186. sdfc

    It’s not the 1920s makka.

  187. Infidel Tiger

    No, winning in India is now cricket’s summit.

  188. jupes

    India at home are like Australia were 15 years ago.

    Yeah nah.

    Australian won 16 tests in a row.

    Twice.

  189. Rev. Archibald

    Train your dog…”

    ..
    Train the black hound from hell?
    I can’t get him to stop jumping up and squashing blokes balls.
    He has impeccable timing.
    “Hello dog…” Says approaching innocent stranger.
    An instant later they are bent over double clutching their ball sack.
    Rather than try to train him out of it, I just pretend to people I trained him to do it, out of a perverse animosity to all humanity.

  190. Rev. Archibald

    For this reason I always approach the mutt side on.

  191. Infidel Tiger

    India haven’t lost a Test Match at home since 2012.

  192. sdfc

    The West Indies didn’t lose a series in 15 years.

  193. Makka

    It’s not the 1920s makka.

    Fk all to do with it. The pinnacle of Test Cricket – The Ashes – sorts the men from the boys and always has done.

  194. sdfc

    Until we beat them. In the West Indies.

  195. sdfc

    The Windies used to sort the men from the boys.

  196. Infidel Tiger

    The Windies used to sort the men from the boys.

    So have several ALP leaders.

  197. Rev. Archibald

    Stanley Black & Decker, one of the U.S.A.’s most well known hand and power tool manufacturers, has unveiled plans to move some manufacturing back to the U.S. after the election of Donald J. Trump to the White House.
    In remarks to investors during a Thursday conference call, Stanley Black & Decker CEO James Loree said it just makes “business sense” to move manufacturing back to the U.S., especially given the uncertainty of trade relations with China and Mexico, USA Today reported.

    “It’s going to be advisable to have more manufacturing in the U.S.,” Loree added.

    “We believe this is an excellent opportunity to re-Americanize and revitalize this legendary brand,” he concluded.

    Stanley Black & Decker has been slowly increasing jobs in the U.S. for the past several years. Its current level of some 3,000 workers is already up 800 from 2013. It is not yet known how many more jobs the company will be bringing to the U.S. as a result of its latest announcement.

    Via Breitbart.
    ..
    Any chance our dumb as dog shit politicians start taking notes?
    Nope.

  198. sdfc

    didn’t know the ALP cricket team was so good.

  199. Top Ender

    Good Reverend, is it now the case no more metalwork or woodwork in schools:

    Not that any sane teacher would let the current generation with their litigious parents anywhere near a machine tool.

  200. We will lose 4 nil to India.

    Doesn’t it depend on the odds being given in Delhi?

  201. Infidel Tiger

    didn’t know the ALP cricket team was so good.

    Me either, but they do love having sex with children. It’s a tradition.

  202. sdfc

    So talk of cricket turns your mind to that sick shit?

  203. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    Good Reverend, is it now the case no more metalwork or woodwork in schools:

    Back in the dark ages, here in the Wild West, the educational system in junior high school worked in three steams – academic – to equip the bright for further studies, commercial – to leave school and get a clerical job, or technical – to leave school and start an apprenticeship. Technical involved more woodwork and metalwork then the other two. It was condemned as classifying children too early in life..

  204. Rev. Archibald

    T.E. You wouldn’t let them near a lathe or grinding wheel, not and sleep at night anyway.
    Some still do.
    You would be risking your house though when some numpty lost a finger.
    And if you don’t have anything worth losing, would you really want to be dragged into the court case when they sue the department?
    Not my area anyway.
    Sure I could teach it if I wanted to.
    I don’t want to.

  205. Any chance our dumb as dog shit politicians start taking notes?

    Please! there’s no need to insult dog shit.

  206. Rev. Archibald

    I remember one of the other apprentices where I did my time.
    Total numpty.
    Was using the lathe with an extension cord underfoot for a radio he was listening to.
    Didn’t bother cleaning up the metal swarfe as he was working.
    Trod some of it into his boot, then stomped on the extension cord.
    Electrical shock knocked him out cold and he fell head first into the rotating chuck.
    What a comedy! He was the first aid dude too!

  207. Ken

    Ms. Bearden, who identifies as a woman. That’s a spelling mistake?. Should be “Ms. Bearded”

  208. srr

    rickw
    #2254009, posted on January 6, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Rev. you might like this, scraping and machine tool rebuilding:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=REeGn4hN1Bg

    Thanks for that. 🙂

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