Wednesday Forum: January 11, 2017

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  1. Leigh Lowe

    Should make the trip once a decade.

    I’ll just Google Street view it thanks.

    You can’t.
    The Google Street View record of Dandenong is incomplete.
    (The camera car got hijacked by “tall youths wearing singlets”).

  2. Cannibal

    No names starting with J, especially for boys.

    Interesting. I’ve met several Justins in my life, none of whom you could trust out of sight.

  3. calli

    Babies’ names – no place names, Indian tribes, car models, cities, or apostrophes. No hyphens unless it’s a traditionally hyphenated name. No weird spelling, no diminuatives. Nothing “ironic” or hippie.

    Above all nothing that would embarrass your beloved child when called out in rollcall.

  4. tailgunner

    Imagine what Trump would say and do in the circumstances.

    It wouldn’t get anywhere near this far bad under Trump. Mr Trump is going to show the West what is possible with the right mindset. I’m with JC,Makka& Deutsche Bank – US Boom Incoming.
    Let’s all Make Our Wallets Great again while watch the Winning get out of hand under the man who WROTE THE BOOK ON GREAT DEALS.
    It’s gonna be off the hook (OTH).

  5. calli

    There are always exceptions to the “J” rule. 😃

  6. Infidel Tiger

    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 32m32 minutes ago
    We had a great News Conference at Trump Tower today. A couple of FAKE NEWS organizations were there but the people truly get what’s going on

  7. Police ‘covered up’ violent campaign to turn London area ‘Islamic’

    Police have been accused of “covering up” a campaign of abuse, threats and violence aimed at “Islamicising” an area of London.

  8. tailgunner

    Monty, all the best for the new kid, ya big lug!
    We’ll be waiting on the always popular Baby Monster Update!

  9. Gab

    More on Twitter shutting down Trump’s account:

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Twitter announced today that it will delete Donald Trump’s account sometime within the next 48 hours because of what the company calls “Trump’s racist and divisive rhetoric”.

    “Twitter will not tolerate active users, whose only message is one of hate, racism and intolerance. Donald Trump may have been elected to the White House, but at least someone can stand up to him, for the American people and say, ‘No Mr. Trump, we are not with you,’” Paul Horner, a spokesman for Twitter told reporters. “Everything he stands for is backwards. His appointment of racist Steve Bannon, the way he unites hate for the Muslim people in this country, his support of white power organizations. He appointed a cabinet full of billionaires and millionaires to standup for the lower and middle class. The person he puts in charge of the EPA denies climate change. His person in charge of education doesn’t believe in public education. The American people should not accept this. The children of this country deserve a leader who will build a successful future for them. Twitter will not aid and abet him as he makes a mockery of the Presidency. We have no choice but to delete his account.”

    President-elect Trump released an official response in which he called the company’s plan “laughable” and advised the people at Twitter to “tread lightly, because [he] is already working with [his] attorneys to resolve the situation,” a situation that Mr. Trump says will end “very badly” for anyone who tries to silence him.

    A source close to the Trump transition team has told CNN News that President-elect Trump has already set up a new Twitter account, @WHDonaldTrump, which the president-elect plans to begin using immediately after Twitter shuts down his primary account. That same source also said that if Twitter shuts down that account, he will simply keep making more new accounts.

  10. calli

    Gab, that CNN piece is dated Jan 10. The site is cnn.com.de.

    It may not be legit.

  11. Leigh Lowe

    There are always exceptions to the “J” rule. 

    Jesus?
    Julio?
    Please elaborate.

  12. Diogenes

    SoG
    thanks for you reply last night. I found that recipe, but it is not what I had as it did not include bitters.

    I emailed the hotel, not expecting a reply, but they did they provided their recipe which is very close to a ‘Straits Sling”

    2 ounces gin
    1/2 ounce dry cherry brandy
    1/2 ounce Benedictine
    1 ounce lemon juice
    2 dashes orange bitters
    2 dashes Angostura Bitters
    2 ounces soda water
    Shake everything, except for the soda water, with ice. Strain into an ice filled Collins glass. Top with soda water.

    I have the makings except for the orange bitters which I hope to acquire over the weekend

  13. Leigh Lowe

    Duncan Montgomery (spelt “Dunkin”).

  14. hzhousewife

    I belatedly learn of the death of Leonard French, of NGV Great Hall ceiling fame.
    I love the Great Hall. When it opened we could lounge around on the floor on Sunday afternoon for hours, studying, “hanging out’, and there were free concerts . I take my overseas visitors there without fail, they may not be thrilled, but that space has a special place in my heart.
    Thank you Leonard French.

  15. cohenite

    Gab

    #2259729, posted on January 12, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    More on Twitter shutting down Trump’s account:

    Gab, I think that is fake news.

  16. Gab

    Oh, okay. Shame really s I’d love to have seen the outcome. Thanks, Calli & Cohenite

  17. Diogenes

    There are always exceptions to the “J” rule.

    There are always exceptions to every rule. Last year my nicest and best student was a ‘Jack’, but he was the only J in the system with no referrals.

  18. incoherent rambler

    There are always exceptions to the “J” rule.

    First son – Juan Juan
    Second son – Juan Two
    Third Son – Juan Three

  19. Zyconoclast

    “Big boys’ games, big boys’ rules.”

    Title of a very good book.

  20. Top Ender

    Police say that 90 per cent of property offenders are recidivist, and that most are youth.

    Paper up here is full of complaining citizens. Radio stations not back to work though.

    In the main, people are blaming De Judges and then secondly the government. Police are generally applauded.

    Of course the Royal Commission will fix it.

  21. La Deplorevole Tintarella di Luna

    though signs are pointing to girl.

    would that be the rotation of the wedding ring dangled over the belly button and the fur-sure fur-sure one of the shape of the derriere?

  22. johanna

    Thanks for the Christopher Creighton link, Top Ender. What a great story. I note that Chancellor Willy Brandt, later proved to be a Soviet mole, played a role in supressing the evidence.

    The good ones are right in front of us, and the blundering fools are just distractions.

  23. Baldrick

    More on Twitter shutting down Trump’s account:

    From the link, about the author:

    Jimmy Rustling, CNN
    Born at an early age, Jimmy Rustling has found solace and comfort knowing that his humble actions have made this multiverse a better place for every man, woman and child ever known to exist. Dr. Jimmy Rustling has won many awards for excellence in writing including fourteen Peabody awards and a handful of Pulitzer Prizes. When Jimmies are not being Rustled the kind Dr. enjoys being an amazing husband to his beautiful, soulmate; Anastasia, a Russian mail order bride of almost 2 months. Dr. Rustling also spends 12-15 hours each day teaching their adopted 8-year-old Syrian refugee daughter how to read and write.

  24. Fisky

    Oh dear.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/ukraine-sabotage-trump-backfire-233446

    Donald Trump wasn’t the only presidential candidate whose campaign was boosted by officials of a former Soviet bloc country.

    Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found.

    A Ukrainian-American operative who was consulting for the Democratic National Committee met with top officials in the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington in an effort to expose ties between Trump, top campaign aide Paul Manafort and Russia, according to people with direct knowledge of the situation.

    Say goodbye to the Crimea, guys!

  25. calli

    The Beloved is exceptional.

    Twitter would be completely mad to close down Trump’s account. The downside is that he can bypass the MSM, but the upside is that he just might be indiscreet and give them a cute “gotcha”.

    Apparently a majority want him to dump his account, but that’s probably fake news.

  26. Myrddin Seren

    So far TWTR has eased only slightly after-hours on the NYSE.

    Tomorrow should be interesting as to how the punters view Twitter booting one of their big draw cards ?

  27. Myrddin Seren

    Damn

    #FakeNewsed

  28. La Deplorevole Tintarella di Luna

    OMFG:

    http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/news-and-views/reddit-thread-reveals-surprising-things-men-would-do-if-they-werent-afraid-of-being-feminine-20170111-gtpvu4.html

    IT that should have come with a trigger warning the first photo almost made bring up the lunch I didn’t have.

  29. incoherent rambler

    I can predict the rise of a new service competing with Twitter called “Twatter” where you can send “Twats”.

  30. Diogenes

    IC
    only twits twatter

  31. Zyconoclast

    Babies’ names – no place names, Indian tribes, car models, cities, or apostrophes. No hyphens unless it’s a traditionally hyphenated name. No weird spelling, no diminuatives. Nothing “ironic” or hippie.
    Above all nothing that would embarrass your beloved child when called out in rollcall.

    Victorian government releases list of banned baby names

    The full list reads:

    Admiral
    Anzac
    Australia
    Baron
    Bishop
    Brigadier
    Brother
    Cadet
    Captain
    Chief
    Christ
    Commodore
    Constable
    Corporal
    Dame
    Duke
    Emperor
    Father
    General
    God
    Honour
    Judge
    Justice
    King
    Lady
    Lieutenant
    Lord
    Madam
    Majesty
    Major
    Messiah
    Minister
    Mister
    Officer
    Premier
    President
    Prime Minister
    Prince
    Princess
    Queen
    Saint
    Satan
    Seaman
    Sergeant
    Sir
    Sister

  32. Senile Old Guy

    More ABC crap.

    According to sustainability consultant Jane Milburn, two-thirds of the clothes and textiles bought are made of synthetic fibres which are derived from petroleum. This week Ms Milburn will address the Home Economics Institute of Australia conference in Melbourne focusing on Australia’s unhealthy habit of buying new clothes and textiles. “There’s been a transformational shift in the way we source, use and discard our clothing which has major social and environmental implications. “Fast fashion produced from global supply chains is driving excessive purchasing of affordable new clothing often discarded after a few wears.”

    So clothing should not be ‘affordable’? And who defines ‘excessive’?

    With wardrobes bulging at the seams, many Australians look to donate their second-hand clothing to charities, however Ms Milburn said those service had their limitations. “Only about 15 per cent of donated clothing is actually sold again locally in opportunity shops. “The remaining clothes are used as industrial rags, sent to landfill, and around half of all donated clothes are sent to developing nations.”

    Clothes sent to charity and developing nations must be good?

    Ms Milburn said while she believed developing nations did benefit from these donations, it could also be seen as a way of exporting Australia’s waste elsewhere.

    So, no, not good. Apparently, usable clothes are ‘waste’.

    Ms Milburn said Australians needed to start thinking more about how they could reduce their clothing and textile footprint. “In the same way we have become aware of what we eat and want to know more about cooking and growing food, we are becoming more conscious about what we wear,” she said. “If we know the basics about how clothes are made, we [can] value them and can make running repairs to extend their lifespan.”

    Do shoes qualify as clothes? If so, we would have to reduce the footprint of our footprint. Sorry.

    SJWs are all perennial scolds.

  33. incoherent rambler

    I notice Count is not in the list.

  34. srr

    Speaking of the Ukraine, and all the #FakeNews that cats have spread about it and about those who kept warning against falling for that #FakeNews … so how many cats run on sloth time, and will this re-reminder maybe shake them outta their tree, and back on quick cat time –

    Todd Kincannon · @ToddKincannon
    3 hours

    Holy shit!
    Trump personally caught the CIA leakers by setting up his own sting operation:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4110654/Tr

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. Zyconoclast

    Police ‘covered up’ violent campaign to turn London area ‘Islamic’

    Police have been accused of “covering up” a campaign of abuse, threats and violence aimed at “Islamicising” an area of London.

    What cover up? London elected a Muslim mayor.
    This was not a secret.

    British Dream Now a Reality, as London Elects Its First Muslim Mayor
    https://newrepublic.com/article/133379/british-dream-now-reality-london-elects-first-muslim-mayor

  36. calli

    Hey, ‘gunner! I just found your Pommy cousin. And he’s drinking tea.

  37. hzhousewife

    Another obit – Clare Hollingworth at 105. Only the older Cats will vaguely remember the name, I bet.
    From journalism had a decent reputation.

  38. hzhousewife

    From WHEN journalism had a decent reputation.

  39. H B Bear

    Trump should nationalize Twitter. #goodenoughforvenezuela

  40. Damienski

    Apologies if this has been posted earlier, but our ABC is running (yet another) boilerplate lefty fake news story – this one’s

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-12/centrelink-debt-letters-harming-mental-health/8169182“> by Erin Stewart.

    Apparently sending debt letters is not a good way to recover “public costs”. Erin opines that “There are many things governments can do to improve equality and wellbeing. They can redistribute income through taxes and welfare so that national wealth is shared more evenly.”

    She then tells us how she went into debt pay for treatment of her own mental illness because she could only get a Medicare rebate for up to ten “therapy sessions” and not all of her medication was covered under the PBS.
    Take a dekko at her other ABC contributions:
    The beginners floristry classes helping migrant women bloom – I wonder who’s paying for them?
    Climate change and the female factor – apparently women care more about climate change then men because they suffer more from its effects. Who knew?
    Why its so hard for women to get justice for online abuse.

    Happy days Cats. You’re paying for this. Remember that when you complete your next BAS. Remind your local MP of why you love paying tax so much, and why our ABC is so valuable.

    Rabz, I think your doctrine needs strengthening slightly.

  41. Diogenes

    In the Czech Republic they have an approved list. If the name you choose in the list, then all is good, if you want a new name then you have to apply to have it put on the list, it costs about a months salary, no guarantee the name will be accepted.

  42. srr

    Brittany Pettibone · @BrittPettibone
    5 hours

    No double standard to be found here.

    https://i.sli.mg/Hr050h.jpg

  43. La Deplorevole Tintarella di Luna

    I notice Count is not in the list.

    incoherent rambler that’s because the pronunciation is so very tricky when it comes to the vowels

  44. srr

    Todd Kincannon · @ToddKincannon
    3 hours

    I’ve set up leak stings before by sending multiple people not-quite-identical copies of the same document and seeing which version ends up on the blogs. That’s an old CIA tactic. Trump did something similar in the past few days. My God, he is utterly brilliant.

  45. Donald

    Submitted and rejected long ago.

  46. incoherent rambler

    Rabz, I think your doctrine needs strengthening slightly.

    Small scale nuke at Ultimo? Or if that is too much, in addition to salting you try a mix of 2-4-D and glyphosate .

  47. Myrddin Seren

    ….Australia’s unhealthy habit of buying new clothes and textiles.

    I am a bit surprised she didn’t mention the social injustice of some people having more-and/or- better clothes than others. #ClothingJusticeNow

    Maybe that will be another speaker ?

    Anyway – doubtless coming to a Fauxfacts, Grauniad or The Dumb blog soon – “It’s time we rationed everyone’s clothing AND brought equality to apparel !”

    Mao suits are gonna make a big come back soon.

  48. hzhousewife

    The Centrelink thingy is fun.
    I know a few people who have to deal with Centrelink but none of them have been stung to date.
    Am I correct in the following simplification?
    I do my tax return and have earned ?? dollars.
    I apply to Centrelink for Childcare/unemployment/welfare of some kind, fill in the forms, and do not put down the same ?? dollars I told the tax man I earned last year.
    Computer mis-match.
    Get a letter asking why/please pay it back.
    Boo Hoo to the media.

  49. incoherent rambler

    Archduke Rambler looks like it is safe for the first born.

  50. Boambee John

    Cannibal atv1533,

    Julian is another disaster area (I say that as someone with a “J” name).

  51. hzhousewife

    I’ve set up leak stings before by sending multiple people not-quite-identical copies of the same document and seeing which version ends up on the blogs. That’s an old CIA tactic. Trump did something similar in the past few days. My God, he is utterly brilliant.

    Won a Firby once from Kellog because we ( 8 yr old and I) concentrated really hard and spelled the entry address exactly as printed on the back of the box.

  52. Top Ender

    Johanna, I have somewhere in my library a book detailing all of the faint “intelligence” stories out of WWII. It makes for fascinating reading, and also shows how easily people can be scammed.

    I’ll try and find it – can’t remember the title at present – too busy cleaning out gutters to cope with The Wet.

  53. srr

    Vox Day · @voxday
    5 days

    SJWs and progressives are leaving Twitter because the mass exodus of the right-wing in favor of Gab means they can’t play the victim anymore without devouring each other. It won’t be long before they are clamoring to join Gab to get their fix.

    http://voxday.blogspot.com/2017/01/i-disavow-gab.h

  54. Gab

    Julian is another disaster area (I say that as someone with a “J” name).

    Nothing wrong with ‘John’, it’s a grand name. As is ‘Jack’ (my favourite). Please, not Justin though. ‘Jake’ at a pinch.

  55. Ms Milburn said while she believed developing nations did benefit from these donations

    It’s been shown that it kills the local garment industry.

  56. Stackja

    Top Ender Patton was part of one scam!

  57. Pete of Perth

    Visited the Melbourne immigration museum today. Interesting though got a bit repetitive about the white australia policy the devistation of the aborigines and the cheap imports that killed the local textile industry.

  58. La Deplorevole Tintarella di Luna

    Gab

    I am now on the Gab waiting list. Over 435,000 ahead of me.

  59. Stackja

    hzhousewife thank you!

  60. Diogenes

    Am I correct in the following simplification?

    Nope.

    1. Say you are on Newstart as a student and you earn $0 in January, which you declare.
    2. You are offered a job as,say, a teacher, starting 1Feb, and you cancel your allowance
    3. 6 Years later Satanalink gets your details from the ATO which says you earned (lets keep it simple) 52K for the year. It divides 52/26 = 2k per fortnight. The 26 is the number of fortnights per year
    4. You get a letter asking to confirm details which you do. You enter you did indeed earn 52k for the year.
    5. Satanlink puts 2 & 2 together and gets 99 – you are then hit with a @ $1k bill for overpayment (you must have really earned 2k in January! as 52/26 = 2k).
    6. You then spend hours on the phone trying to sort it out
    7, You make the government an interest free loan of @ 1k for the however long it takes to get payslips etc etc and Satanlink reviews.

  61. Gab

    I’ll see what I can do to advance you, Tinta 🙂

  62. La Deplorevole Tintarella di Luna

    hzhousewife
    #2259787, posted on January 12, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Reminds me of a neighbour when I was growing up, she would put one amount in the cheque butt but would write the cheque for a much higher amount – creative accounting Italian style.

  63. Top Ender

    Another very silly article on nukes.

    North Korea is accelerating its production of weapons-grade plutonium as well as its ballistic missile capabilities and now has enough material to make 10 nuclear bombs, the South Korean government has reported.

    Pyongyang has amassed 50 kilograms of plutonium since reactivating its Yongbyon nuclear power plant in 2013, following the collapse of an international non-proliferation agreement, according to a white paper by the defence ministry in Seoul.

    If the figure is correct, the stockpile is 25 per cent higher than the ministry’s previous estimate in 2014 of 40kg. Other assessments of the North’s nuclear potential have been higher still.

    Siegfried Hecker, a professor of nuclear physics at Stanford University in the US who has visited the Yongbyon plant, said last year that North Korea can produce around 80 kilograms of highly enriched uranium annually.

    With such an output, he said, Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, could expect three new nuclear weapons a year and could build an arsenal of 50 nuclear warheads by 2020.

    The latest South Korean figures exclude fissile material generated by North Korea’s programme of secretly enriching uranium which, Seoul says, is beyond its capacities to estimate.

    Pyongyang conducted two underground nuclear tests last year, and test-fired 20 missiles of various sizes, an intense level of activity which testifies to its growing military ambitions.

    The North has previously fired ballistic rockets to launch satellites, using similar technology to intercontinental missiles. In a new year speech, Mr Kim boasted that it was in the “final stages” of test-firing a fully-fledged intercontinental ballistic missile.

    The report acknowledges that Pyongyang is also developing submarine-launched ballistic missiles – but says the technology is not yet ready for deployment. Army troop numbers have increased from 1.2 million to 1.28 million over the past two years, it states.

    The Times

    It DOESN’T MATTER.

    What matters is CAN HE DELIVER THEM? Which he can’t, unless he can get the boys to bolt one onto the end of a missile, AND make it survive the trip, AND go bang AT THE RIGHT TIME when it gets there.

    What does this mean: “Army troop numbers have increased from 1.2 million to 1.28 million over the past two years, it states.” It means he has to FEED MORE SOLDIERS. Which is not a good thing. Has he increased his CAPABILITY?

    Written by a person who saw a V2 once, and thought “Wow!”

  64. La Deplorevole Tintarella di Luna

    I’ll see what I can do to advance you, Tinta 🙂

    Thanks Gab you’re a doll.

  65. Diogenes

    really earned 2k in January! as 52/26 = 2k).

    sorry 2k per fortnight in January

  66. Top Ender

    Johanna, I have somewhere in my library a book detailing all of the faint “intelligence” stories

    should be

    Johanna, I have somewhere in my library a book detailing all of the fake “intelligence” stories

    Bloody auto-spell!

  67. Stimpson J. Cat

    I am now on the Gab waiting list. Over 435,000 ahead of me.

    I got an account at the beginning back when I was psychotic before it was cool and Gab changed her name to copy it.
    😆

  68. H B Bear #2259773, posted on January 12, 2017 at 4:08 pm
    Trump should nationalize Twitter. #goodenoughforvenezuela
    Love your work sir!
    (And you owe me a cup of tea).

  69. Donald

    Submitted and rejected long ago.

    How about Mickey? could do with a comeback.

  70. H B Bear #2259773, posted on January 12, 2017 at 4:08 pm
    Trump should nationalize Twitter. #goodenoughforvenezuela

    Love your work sir!
    (And you owe me a cup of tea).

    [$#%$*ing speelchek interfering with four matting]

  71. johanna

    Thanks, Top Ender. I do have a particular interest in the Philby, Burgess and Maclean (and others) case, but other stuff is always welcome.

  72. Mark from Melbourne

    a respected former British spy named Christopher Steele

    Anastasia’s brother?

  73. La Deplorevole Tintarella di Luna

    I got an account at the beginning back when I was psychotic before it was cool and Gab changed her name to copy it.

    Stimpson you are always way ahead of the curve if not setting a new circle.

  74. hzhousewife

    Diogenes, I do not doubt you.
    I have a co-worker who is unable to cancel her $2.76 a fortnight allowance for the child who turns 8 in July, no matter what, even though it requires her to submit her earnings every fortnight which drives her ballistic as it varies slightly according to her own three part-time jobs AND her ex-partners financial position. When I say unable, I mean she has been told numerous times in the last four months that the person on the end of the phone at Centrelink CANNOT cancel her payment in the system, because she is ENTITLED.
    I can fully understand why people give up and put down any amount just to get the forms done.
    As per the scenario you describe, computers equal garbage in/garbage out. What idiots Centrelink are.

  75. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    Thanks, Top Ender. I do have a particular interest in the Philby, Burgess and Maclean (and others) case, but other stuff is always welcome.

    Very good doco drama, made years ago, called simply “Philby, Burgess and Maclean”, starring Derek Jacobi as Guy Burgess.

  76. hzhousewife

    Reminds me of a neighbour when I was growing up, she would put one amount in the cheque butt but would write the cheque for a much higher amount – creative accounting Italian style.

    Oh Tinta that’s priceless!

  77. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpson you are always way ahead of the curve if not setting a new circle.

    My mission this year is to do for Aspergers and autism what I have already done for mental illness and adhd.
    I’m hoping to have a new condition ready to go for next year.

  78. stackja

    On the other side of the world from the combat zone in Korea, COMINT assisted the war effort by exposing Soviet spies in key positions. In Washington and London, Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess, British diplomats, and some colleagues were able to provide the Soviets with detailed information from the highest levels about U.S. atomic bomb stockpiles, U.S. and British policy prior to the Korean War, war plans, and – perhaps most important of all – the restrictions on U.S. commanders in Asia which prevented them from carrying the war to Soviet or Chinese territory.

    Maclean was exposed when cryptanalysts working on the VENONA project recovered and translated enough messages about his work to identify him. Harold “Kim” Philby, a co-conspirator with access to VENONA, warned him and Burgess; the two then fled to the USSR.

    Despite the failure to arrest the conspirators, the leak of vital policy and intelligence secrets was stanched.

  79. Geriatric Mayfly

    Not exactly new, but an endless source of fascination is Oppositional Defiance Disorder. This was once easily cured by: 1. Opening the utensil drawer. 2. Retrieving the wooden spoon. 3. Whacking spoon on bench top.
    4. Replacing spoon in drawer. But these days, such violence would be an indictable offence.

  80. egg_

    Congrats, Monst.

    Gomer?
    😉

  81. dweezy2176

    The 2017 Oz Day ad up on Blair .. gone all PC and a load of offal .. time to back pork!

  82. Nic

    belatedly learn of the death of Leonard French, of NGV Great Hall ceiling fame.
    I love the Great Hall. When it opened we could lounge around on the floor on Sunday afternoon for hours, studying, “hanging out’, and there were free concerts . I take my overseas visitors there without fail, they may not be thrilled, but that space has a special place in my heart.
    Thank you Leonard French.

    Ditto. I’d forgotten his name. As a small child, I’d delight in laying on the floor looking at the ceiling. That and the water window out the front. Never change Melbourne.

  83. Nic

    Yes GM, wait till benchtop rights hears about it!

  84. stackja

    HOLLYWOOD actor Cate Blanchett and husband Andrew Upton have sold their trophy home ‘Bulwarra’ in Hunters Hill for a figure believed to be around the $20 million mark.

    It’s the second time their 140-year-old residence has attracted a buyer in two years.

    It had sold in 2015 for $19.8 million to a buyer from China, but the home quickly returned to the market after the would-be new owner defaulted on the sale.

  85. dweezy2176

    I am now on the Gab waiting list. Over 435,000 ahead of me.
    I got that sort of email last week, 263 000th in line .. 2 days later I got the acceptance email

  86. Gab

    You’re a cheeky monkey, Stimpson. 😀 I bet you were born in the Year of the Monkey.

  87. Gab

    2 days later I got the acceptance email

    No need to thanks me. All part of the service for Cat family members 😀

  88. srr

    Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 ‏@Cernovich 5m

    #BlackLivesMatter inspired rape.
    Racists scream anti-white epithets at white woman as they rape her.

    Police Investigating Possible Bias-Related Assault At Shopping Center

    http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/01/09/bias-related-assault-aurora-shopping-center/

  89. Geriatric Mayfly

    Tonight’s news will be a cracker, given it is that slooow time of year. Not a cat up a tree, but a woman paraglider out on a limb, up near Bright. Been there some time, so I wonder if the cameras, and of course the ditzy anchor, captured the engrossing drama of it all.

  90. hzhousewife

    I don’t mind the “day that shall not be named” ad – loved the “float people” and “Hello Sailor” ! Could’t see a burka in the crowd though, perhaps they havn’t arrived yet?

  91. calli

    Okay, I’ve seen the Oz Day commercial.

    Who brought the lamb?

  92. Top Ender #2259793, posted on January 12, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Johanna, I have somewhere in my library a book detailing all of the faint “intelligence” stories out of WWII. It makes for fascinating reading, and also shows how easily people can be scammed.

    I’ll try and find it – can’t remember the title at present – too busy cleaning out gutters to cope with The Wet.

    Bodyguard of Lies by Anthony Cave Brown?

  93. srr

    RT ‏@RT_com 15m15 minutes ago

    Soros-funded NGOs should be ‘swept out’ of Hungary – deputy chief of ruling party
    https://on.rt.com/803k #Soros
    ________
    … out of Hungary, out of here, out of everywhere, into the pits of hell …

  94. calli

    I know who brought it, but the Ad was at pains to show they came empty handed.

    Looks like pork sangers and maybe a little pork belly and some roast chook. ‘Cause I’m multicultural.

  95. Mother Lode

    I looked at that SMH article, Tinterella, and stopped reading after the first…um…insight. (Where the writer tries to characterise the way ‘masculine’: “it’s a really simple thing, but girls just fucking smell good…”)

    Having expended the energy to tap the link already I scrolled down a bit. One of the stories: “Steve Colbert Rips Trump for Finally Going ‘Too Far'”

    They scour the airwaves to dump on Trump and find the fading host of a soon to be forgotten TV show?

    WINNING!!!

  96. calli

    They’re trying too hard. Simplicity is best.

  97. stackja

    Riccardo Bosi
    #2259857, posted on January 12, 2017 at 5:16 pm
    Top Ender #2259793, posted on January 12, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Johanna, I have somewhere in my library a book detailing all of the faint “intelligence” stories out of WWII. It makes for fascinating reading, and also shows how easily people can be scammed.

    I’ll try and find it – can’t remember the title at present – too busy cleaning out gutters to cope with The Wet.

    Bodyguard of Lies by Anthony Cave Brown?

    WSC “In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies”

  98. dweezy2176

    Gab
    #2259850, posted on January 12, 2017 at 5:12 pm
    2 days later I got the acceptance email

    No need to thanks me. All part of the service for Cat family members 😀

    +1

  99. Stack, re WSC, The Last Lion is a great read.

  100. Baldrick

    Okay, I’ve seen the Oz Day commercial.
    Who brought the lamb?

    Details calli, mere details.

  101. stackja

    The game of the foxes: The untold story of German espionage in the United States and Great Britain during World War II paperback – 1971 by Ladislas Farago

    Of course no mention of ‘Enigma’

  102. Gab

    They’re trying too hard. Simplicity is best.

    You are spot on, Calli. (And I did spot a couple of hijab-wearers).

    And in answer to that question in the ad, no, I was born here, dickheads.

  103. srr

    Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 Retweeted
    ⏰0 ⏰ ‏@_0Hour1__ 2h2 hours ago

    Watch @DorisTruong secretly snap shots of Rex paperwork while confirmation was on break despicable
    @washingtonpost @DanScavino

    https://twitter.com/_0Hour1__/status/819397628542746624

    Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 ‏@Cernovich Jan 3
    Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 Retweeted Maddow Blog

    A U.S. Senator on national TV admits the U.S. intelligence community is planning a coup on President Trump. Chilling.

    https://twitter.com/MaddowBlog/status/816472819747852288

    Steve Pieczenik ‏@StevePieczenik 3h3 hours ago

    like it or not #PeterThiel is just a very smart human

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/fashion/peter-thiel-donald-trump-silicon-valley-technology-gawker.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0
    … @realDonaldTrump @LouDobbs @KellyannePolls @DRUDGE
    ____________
    😉 …. 🙂

  104. cohenite

    Who brought the lamb?

    The same suckers who are now being shorn and mulesed.

  105. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    Stack, re WSC, The Last Lion is a great read.

    As is “No More Champagne” by David Lough – Churchill was virtually a financial basket case up until the Second World War – and “In Search of Churchill” by Marin Gilbert.

  106. Diogenes

    I have a co-worker who is unable to cancel her $2.76 a fortnight allowance

    She needs to stop submitting her income details, and it should stop automatically. If she still keeps getting it then his sort of crap is what MPs are supposed to fix to earn their pay.

  107. Gab

    Who brought the lamb?

    The same suckers who are now being shorn and mulesed.

    Ah, the taxpayer.

  108. calli

    That’s when you get SJW’s trying to sell stuff. It isn’t their gig, but the knowalls think they can do anything as long as the volume is ramped up.

    The aim: sell lamb

    The day: Australia Day

    The pitch: look over there! Foreign enrichment food! Plus bash the Poms who brought the bloody sheep here in the first place.

    The result: fail

  109. JC

    Trump’s fault again.

    Court docs: Plainfield man admits to setting house on fire to try and kill his mother

    POSTED 3:26 PM, JANUARY 11, 2017, BY TREVOR SHIRLEY,

    PLAINFIELD, Ind.- Investigators say 25-year-old Caleb Cain tried to kill his own mom by burning down her house. …

    Authorities say Cain showed up at his mother’s house in the early morning hours of December 28, doused her front door with gasoline and even sprayed WD-40 all over the windows, hoping it would fuel the fire. They say while his mother was the only intended target, there happened to be four other people inside the home when this happened. Luckily, those people were able to put out the fire before it spread and then called the fire department.

    None of the witnesses wanted to go on camera, but did say Cain made a mistake and really isn’t a bad person. They think he had second thoughts about it once he set the fire.

    After he was arrested, authorities say Cain admitted to setting the fire and trying to kill his mom. Court documents reveal Cain apparently has a long-standing hatred of his mother, stemming from childhood issues and her support of Donald Trump.

  110. calli

    Bugger! It’s catching.

    Trump made me swear.

  111. Diogenes

    Why I am a second hand vegetarian…

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Kale, coconuts, and avocados could be bad for you.

    Experts say there’s something metallic lurking in those foods, in our water, and elsewhere that could be making us feel miserable.


    Several studies have shows that daily exposure to copper can lead to Alzheimer’s Disease and other former of dementia.

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/01/10/copper-toxicity/ via Drudge

  112. stackja

    Riccardo Bosi
    #2259865, posted on January 12, 2017 at 5:24 pm
    Stack, re WSC, The Last Lion is a great read.

    New to me. Will look for it.

  113. stackja

    Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike
    #2259872, posted on January 12, 2017 at 5:31 pm
    Stack, re WSC, The Last Lion is a great read.

    As is “No More Champagne” by David Lough – Churchill was virtually a financial basket case up until the Second World War – and “In Search of Churchill” by Marin Gilbert.

    New to me. Will look for them.

  114. stackja

    Diogenes
    #2259884, posted on January 12, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Iron pots gave people iron.

  115. Bugger! It’s catching.

    Trump made me swear.

    sad

  116. P

    I always thought the lamb on Australia Day was because of Waltzing Matilda.

  117. Gab

    They’re trying to be inclusive, Calli, because as well all know, celebrating Australia Day is all about exclusiveness … or something.

  118. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    New to me. Will look for them.

    Randolph Churchill (Churchill’s son) was originally supposed to write Winston’s biography, after Churchill died in 1964. Martin Gilbert was an up and coming historian who was one of his research assistants. Randolph drank himself to death three or four years later, after producing the first volume of the biography. Marin Gilbert went on to write seven or eight volumes over the years. He then compressed those volumes to “Churchill – A Life” – for my money, the best single volume biography of the man, and “In Search of Churchill” – various aspects of the story behind writing the biography. Interesting reading.

  119. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    The Beloved is exceptional

    I’m sure he is, Calli, but are you sure that Johanna has authorized you to say this?
    And Tinta, how dare you talk about your neighbours without her say so.
    And Stimpy, get out of here. Johanna has not authorized you either.
    Tom, it is worrying that you congratulate IT on his wit without Johanna’s signature to it.

    What an appalling woman she is. A puffed-up puff ball of pompous hysterical and witless authority.
    The only response is to say to her: is that all you got?

  120. areff

    Winston’s War by Michael Dobbs is a terrific read, detailing his financial straits and relationship with, of all people, Guy Burgess.

    reviews here:
    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/870763.Winston_s_War

  121. Mother Lode

    Well they say “All things in moderation”.

    I am now officially deemed to be part of ‘all things’.

  122. Fleeced

    Congrats, Monty… as a lefty, you should go with a gender neutral name.

    Not a fan of such hippie ideas myself, but a lot of those names better than weird new age names with wonky spelling.

    And avoid names ending in “y” or “ey” or “ie”… keep those for your pets.

  123. Fisky

    US Senate just passed first step towards repealing Obamacare.

  124. Fisky

    Obama is not going to have any legacy whatsoever, except falling life expectancy, race riots, and ISIS. Sad!

  125. thefrolickingmole

    A good read for just how screwed the Germans were with their intelligence during WW2 is the book on the XX or 20 comittee.
    The Double-Cross System in the War of 1939–45
    Run by this bloke. (book written by him as well)
    The book was written before ultra was declassified so there are some necessary glossing over in parts, but its an excellent read.

    Sir John Cecil Masterman OBE (12 January 1891 – 6 June 1977) was a noted academic, sportsman and author. However, he was best known as chairman of the Twenty Committee, which during World War II ran the Double Cross System, the scheme that controlled double agents in Britain.

    They had EVERY German agent in England under their control by mid war.
    They thought they “burned” all of them putting out false intel after the D Day landings (saying it was a feint) but were stunned when the Germans kept asking for more intel even after that.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-Cross_System

    Operation Fortitude and D-Day landings[edit]
    The British put their double-agent network to work in support of Operation Fortitude, a plan to deceive the Germans about the location of the Normandy Landings in France. Allowing one of the double agents to claim to have stolen documents describing the invasion plans might have aroused suspicion. Instead, agents were allowed to report minutiae, such as insignia on soldiers’ uniforms and unit markings on vehicles. The observations in the south-central areas largely gave accurate information about the units located there. Reports from south-west England indicated few troop sightings, when in reality many units were housed there. Reports from the south-east depicted the real and the notional Operation Quicksilver forces. Any military planner would know that to mount an invasion of Europe from England, Allied units had to be staged around the country, with those that would land first placed nearest to the invasion point. German intelligence used the agent reports to construct an order of battle for the Allied forces, that placed the centre of gravity of the invasion force opposite Pas de Calais, the point on the French coast closest to England and therefore a likely invasion site. The deception was so effective that the Germans kept 15 divisions in reserve near Calais even after the invasion had begun, lest it prove to be a diversion from the main invasion at Calais. Early battle reports of insignia on Allied units only confirmed the information the double agents had sent, increasing the Germans’ trust in their network. Some of the double agents were informed in radio messages from Germany after the invasion that they had been awarded the Iron Cross.

  126. areff

    this is very funny. Three TV news bimbos off-camera sniping and arguing because they’re all wearing white.

    https://mumbrella.com.au/news-colleagues-go-war-419291

  127. rafiki

    ‘Justin’ is a name parodied easily. As in Private Eye’s Justin Forthemoney, who, I think, was an arts luvvie always on the lookout for a grant or a freebie. This is name readily applied to your typical Aussie politician. I am a bit sad that we have no Aussie satirical rag, or am I missing something?

  128. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Monty, remember what it was like the last time at the birth, and keep away from the business end of things until you are called. Also, the gas and air is for her, not you. You will be fine. All will be well.

    Trust you have primed the little tyke at home that his world is turning upside down next week and will never be the same again. 🙂

  129. test pattern

    #julieleaks

    I have made a decision. As of today all new DFAT meeting rooms will be named after famous blondes starting with Goldie Hawn. Goldie said to me ‘ Julie it’s just a little issue but it’s symbolic’ and I said ‘Goldie I know exactly where you’re going with this.’ All other meeting rooms will be renamed retrospectively after our native bowel flora and from now on all talking points will be given to media in the E.Coli Room.

  130. thefrolickingmole

    My father say never call a boy Alexander or Alex, as hes never met a straight one.

    Also try out your kids name with slang or shortened versions attached to your surname to see what hell other kids could make of it.

    My mother loved the name Therese after my asshole uncle suggested it to her.

    Shortened to Tess and added to my surname it would have made me a Testicle. Can you imagine a girl going through high school with a moniker like that?

  131. Senile Old Guy

    this is very funny. Three TV news bimbos off-camera sniping and arguing because they’re all wearing white.

    Hahaha! They are about to have a (presumably serious) discussion about Trump and all one of them is worried about is that they are all in white! Priorities.

  132. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    Also try out your kids name with slang or shortened versions attached to your surname to see what hell other kids could make of it.

    Consider the initials. W.O.G. spent a lot of time at the headmaster’s office for fighting.

  133. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    cat fight! popcorn

    She’s not worth fighting, Zippy. She needs to see a shrink about her attitude to me (and maybe to life in general). I doubt it is just her arthritis playing up, although I am sensitive to the fact she has it, so I give her leeway sometimes. I am like a lightening rod to her. There’s a level of unresolved anger about her own failures in there somewhere. No other explanation for the consistency of aggression and clear jealousy about things she could so easily ignore.

    Perhaps she’s just a drunk, as JC claims. But no, that is unfair. 🙂

  134. thefrolickingmole

    Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    Reminds me, we had an ancient fossil of a teacher named Victor Duffy, or VD as he was known…

    “Whos class are you in”
    “Oh no VD next period”…

  135. test pattern

    ‘..it would have made me a Testicle. Can you imagine a girl going through high school with a moniker like that?’

    I did. And my twin sister. We were forced to hang out together because girls can be so cruel.

  136. .

    Good article on ZH about the bust up of the alt right in the US.

    The comments however are some of the most deluded, bizarre world crap I have ever read on the internet.

  137. Tintarella di Luna

    I’m hoping to have a new condition ready to go for next year.

    I am sure it will be a doozy, can hardly wait.

  138. cohenite

    Shortened to Tess and added to my surname it would have made me a Testicle. Can you imagine a girl going through high school with a moniker like that?

    Your surname was tickle? That’s Scottish isn’t it? You would have got slap and tickle anyway.

  139. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    Not a fan of such hippie ideas myself, but a lot of those names better than weird new age names with wonky spelling.

    Two of the local swampies in the Western Australian wheat belt a few years ago, emerged from a haze of marijuana for long enough to beget a daughter. They wanted to call her “Chondrilla.” It would make such a lovely name, it would be unique….I don’t know who explained to them that “Chondrilla Juncea” is the botanical name for “Skeleton weed” – an invasive pest in wheat, difficult, expensive and time consuming to control, and capable of reducing the yield by fifty to ninety percent…

  140. Top Ender

    Johanna and others, the book is Counterfeit Spies, by Nigel West.

    Sub-titled: “Genuine or Bogus? An Astonishing Investigation into Secret Agents of the Second World War.

    17 chapters and good reading throughout.

  141. H B Bear

    this is very funny. Three TV news bimbos off-camera sniping and arguing because they’re all wearing white.

    This is what happens when senior TV executives aren’t schtupping the help. They start turning on each other. Tim Worner understands this shit.

  142. cohenite

    The media knew damn well that Trump does the arm-waving routine whenever he’s pretending to be a flustered person. But they never allowed the public to see the clip of Trump doing the same imitation of a general.

    That is proof that the media knew they were lying.

    And isn’t it curious that in the midst of the frenzy over Trump’s allegedly mocking a disabled reporter, you’ve never seen the reporter interviewed? Why don’t they show us Serge, so that the public can gasp in horror and say, Why Trump’s imitation is the spitting image of Serge Kovaleski!

    The reason the media won’t show an interview with Serge is that if you ever saw him speaking, it would be blindingly obvious that Trump’s imitation isn’t in the same universe as Serge’s affliction. Serge speaks perfectly calmly. He does not twitch, jerk or flail his arms. (That’s Debbie Wasserman Schultz you’re thinking of.)

    There’s an old interview with Serge here.

    The absence of a current Serge interview is the dog that didn’t bark. The only reason you will never see anything but a still photo of Serge is so that the media can trick the public into believing he has something like cerebral palsy.

    In fact, his disability is almost the exact opposite of what Trump was doing: Serge has arthrogryposis, which locks his wrists in place, actually preventing movement.

    We also have proof that the media know they are lying about Trump mocking a disabled man. In the “Comments” section to a Washington Post article pushing this lie, someone posted a perfectly respectful response that included the Catholics 4 Trump videos — of Trump doing the exact same imitation of a general and of Serge being interviewed. The Post deleted the comment — and pronto!

    Why did the Post instantly remove those videos from the “Comments” section? To hide the evidence of its lying.

    Media Invented Lie About Trump Mocking Disabled Reporter

    Ann Coulter Breitbart August 2016

  143. Reverend Archibald

    Reverend’s banned names for boys:
    Beau.
    Harley.
    Corey.
    Zac.

    ..
    Reverend’s top approved names:
    Randolph.
    Errol.
    Archibald.
    Leigh.

    ..
    Never met a Randolf I didn’t like.
    Never met a Corey who wasn’t a sneaky shithead.

  144. Top Ender

    There is a god, and he is visiting Switzerland.

    A WOMAN has been denied a Swiss passport because residents thought her animal rights campaigning and criticism of local traditions was “annoying”.

    Nancy Holten, 42, was born in the Netherlands, moved to Switzerland when she was eight, and has two children who are Swiss citizens.

    But her second attempt to obtain a Swiss passport of her own has been rejected by the residents committee in Gipf-Oberfrick in the canton of Aargau, who have a say in citizenship applications, according to The Local.

    It reported Ms Holten, a vegan and animal rights campaigner, has gained an unfavourable reputation in the municipality due to her hard-line stance against the local use of cowbells, which she claims damages cows’ health.

    Ms Holten has also campaigned against hunting and piglet racing, as well as complained about noise from church bells in town.

    And there is more:

    Last year, a Kosovan family who lived in the canton of Basel-Country had their bid for naturalisation denied by the residents committee, partly because they wore trackpants around town.

    And in 2014, an elderly American man who had lived in Switzerland for 43 years had his citizenship application rejected because he could not list the names of local lakes or identify the largest employer in town, The Local reported.

  145. memoryvault

    Shortened to Tess and added to my surname it would have made me a Testicle. Can you imagine a girl going through high school with a moniker like that?

    Don’t complain. My dad picked up the nickname “Moby” in the navy. Then he became a copper. The nickname stuck, and I became “Moby’s dick”. Friday after school entertainment in Kalgoorlie was “beating Moby’s dick”.

  146. Tintarella di Luna

    dweezy2176
    #2259847, posted on January 12, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    dweezy2176
    #2259847, posted on January 12, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    I got that sort of email last week, 263 000th in line .. 2 days later I got the acceptance email

    Gab
    #2259850, posted on January 12, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    No need to thanks me. All part of the service for Cat family members 😀

    The power of Gab is a great boon to the Cat family. Does the Doomlord realise what drawcard that is? I wonder?

  147. H B Bear

    Denying citizenship to people who are annoying is a start. Interning citizens who are annoying is where the real action would be. Where would you start?

  148. Baldrick

    Oh they voted for change alright, except it wasn’t your vision they wanted…

    President Obama @POTUS
    Thank you for everything. My last ask is the same as my first. I’m asking you to believe—not in my ability to create change, but in yours.
    3:52pm · 11 Jan 2017

  149. test pattern

    Rick Wilson leaked it

    http://heavy.com/news/2017/01/rick-wilson-never-donald-trump-4chan-evan-mcmullin-bio-twitter/

    the stuff about his son is almost too bad too link to here

  150. Tintarella di Luna

    And Tinta, how dare you talk about your neighbours without her say so.

    ‘s OK Lizzie her son let the cat out of the bag during his speech at his wedding, it brought the house down.

  151. jupes

    My father say never call a boy Alexander or Alex, as hes never met a straight one.

    What about this champion?

    Jesaulenko … you beauty!

  152. Bruce of Newcastle

    It reported Ms Holten, a vegan and animal rights campaigner, has gained an unfavourable reputation in the municipality due to her hard-line stance against the local use of cowbells

    Moar cowbell!

  153. Baldrick

    TheirABC gives up on the polls and runs with Sportsbet instead …

    ABC News Perth @abcnewsPerth
    According to betting agencies, the safe money’s on Labor 2 months out from the state election

  154. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Who authorized this? I asked, and still do. Not a Christian soldier, whoever it was; this is not turning the other cheek, it is giving in.

    Something I asked upthread about the invited reading of a Koranic rejection of Jesus Christ in a Christian cathedral. If anyone knows more about this, I’d still be interested to hear about it.

    I doubt if Mamma Mia would be though. What on earth was that about??

  155. Bruce of Newcastle

    ‘..it would have made me a Testicle. Can you imagine a girl going through high school with a moniker like that?’

    I did. And my twin sister. We were forced to hang out together because girls can be so cruel.

    School children are an excellent case example for the concept of original sin. I got heaps for years because I had a slightly unusual middle name. It’s pure evil dominance and the girls are even worse than the guys, since I could thump the guys.

  156. Top Ender

    I have a badge and I’m going to use it:

    Speaking outside the Federal Court, which has agreed to extend a 21-day stay by one week before his bankruptcy order comes into effect and his estate is seized, Mr Culleton declared he was still a senator because he had his “senator’s badge on” and was heading to his electorate office.

    “The government’s been starting up all their lawnmowers to come and mow my grass in Western Australia. It’s clearly that they have to put it back in the shed,” he said at a typically colourful press conference.

    “They’re trying to use powers that shouldn’t be done.”

    When a journalist pointed out the government had said he was no longer a senator, Mr Culleton responded: “That’s their view – who’s the government?

    “I’m taking one day at a time and I don’t feel threatened. I’ve still got my senator’s badge on and I’m going to my senator’s office.”

    Somewhere I have my Milky Bar Kid badge. Gonna get it out and see if it impresses Mrs Top Ender.

  157. Gab

    Media Invented Lie About Trump Mocking Disabled Reporter

    I saw a ready reckoner the other day, wish I could find it again. It has four pictures of Trump at different rallies, where he was mocking three different people and the fourth was when he was mocking himself. In all four pics, Trump had similar arm movements as the one where the meeja decided to fabricate the mocking disabled story. The grab on the pic went something like: Trump didn’t mock a disabled person … he only has one move.

  158. Gab

    And here’s a video of Trump in 2005, mocking himself in the same way on the Larry King Show.

  159. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    ‘s OK Lizzie her son let the cat out of the bag during his speech at his wedding, it brought the house down.

    Glad about that, Tinta, however I was actually referring to the need to get Johanna’s say so before we can engage in general conversation here. Surely talk about one’s own experience or that of neighbours is to be consigned to Mamma Mia as Bossy Boots suggests? Only Mighty Johanna can bespeak her own experiences and interests, which she does very freely as we know, and only she can determine what the interests of others should be and can only rightly be. Boss of the Blog, you know. The blog stops here, one might say. Till it actually does, and she is having a fascinating conversation with herself.

    She can make reasonable comments and sometimes useful links, and clearly has all day as a retiree to seek out information. Not all of us are so blessed, so we must fall into position as Lesser Beings.

  160. JC

    Jezza had an interesting bio, Jupes.

    Early life

    Jesaulenko was born in Salzburg, Austria. His father, Vasil, was Ukrainian and served as a German policeman during World War II.[3] His mother, Vera, was born in Russia, and had survived the horrors of seeing her father shot dead by German soldiers and having her first child, whom she first gave the name Alex, taken away from her when she was in a German prison camp. The child was not heard of again until over fifty years later.[3]

    The family emigrated to Australia in 1949 and spent the first six months living at the Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre.[3] According to Jesaulenko, the family name should have been spelt Esaulenko, but immigration officials actually listed “Esaulenko” with a “J” in front, thinking that they had heard a “J” in his name.[

  161. Bruce of Newcastle

    Here you go Lizzie:
    Koran Verse Denying Jesus Was Son of God Sung in Scottish Cathedral

    A passage from the Koran that denies one of the central tenets of the Christian faith was sung aloud at a cathedral service in Scotland.

    The passage from Surah 19, which specifically denies that Jesus was the Son of God and says He should not be worshipped, was sung during a Eucharist service at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow to mark the feast of the Epiphany.

    A video of the recital was posted on YouTube showing a girl singing the passage in a typical Islamic style. It narrates the Islamic account of the birth of Jesus, which includes the claim that Mary was “ashamed” after giving birth, and the infant Christ miraculously spoke from the cradle – something not found in Christian scripture.

    She then concludes by singing verse 35, which states in translation: “It befitteth not the Majesty of Allah that He should take unto Himself a son,” and then verse 36, which has the infant Jesus saying: “And lo! Allah is my Lord and your Lord. So worship Him. That is the right path.”

    The cathedral praised the reading in a Facebook post, calling it a “wonderful event”.

    Sounds like Rod Bower’s church.

  162. john constantine

    Social justice is when their abc uses it’s billion dollar a year bully pulpit to wage war on the old style Australia Day Lamb advertising.

    The frothing seething lefty rage that Sam Kekovitch ignited in their left was all part of the fun, until it became something that the taxfunded left decided to make a life and death matter out of.

    Finally we have social justice lamb advertising, and i am paying for it through levies, and it is simply shitfull.

    There is nothing that can be tolerated by their left except things that are exactly as divers as they see themselves to be.

    Maybe we should compare the impact on consumption of Sam’s comedy advertising with the desperately not funny at all social justice advertising.

    The left are just fuckers.

  163. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    But her second attempt to obtain a Swiss passport of her own has been rejected by the residents committee in Gipf-Oberfrick in the canton of Aargau, who have a say in citizenship applications, according to The Local.

    In Switzerland, Cantons rule. You don’t buck the Canton and get away with it. I had this on the very good authority of the tour bus driver taking me to see Heidiland while Hairy slogged away at Einstein’s old Alma Mater. This man put his hand across his neck knife style when asked what happened if they disliked you.

  164. calli

    Gab, all you have to do is Google in your last sentence and a stack of sites appear, including this one.

  165. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    The passage from Surah 19, which specifically denies that Jesus was the Son of God and says He should not be worshipped, was sung during a Eucharist service at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow to mark the feast of the Epiphany.
    A video of the recital was posted on YouTube showing a girl singing the passage in a typical Islamic style. It narrates the Islamic account of the birth of Jesus, which includes the claim that Mary was “ashamed” after giving birth, and the infant Christ miraculously spoke from the cradle – something not found in Christian scripture.
    She then concludes by singing verse 35, which states in translation: “It befitteth not the Majesty of Allah that He should take unto Himself a son,” and then verse 36, which has the infant Jesus saying: “And lo! Allah is my Lord and your Lord. So worship Him. That is the right path.”
    The cathedral praised the reading in a Facebook post, calling it a “wonderful event”.
    However, retired Anglican bishop Michael Nazir-Ali strongly condemned it, saying it was especially inappropriate for the feast of the Epiphany, which celebrates the revelation of Christ as the Son of God.

    Christian Today quotes him as saying: “The authorities of the Scottish Episcopal Church should immediately repudiate this ill-advised invitation.”
    “Christians should know what their fellow citizens believe and this can include reading the Qur’an for themselves, whether in the original or in translation. This is not, however, the same thing as having it read in Church in the context of public worship,” he added.
    “It is particularly insensitive to have this passage read in Church on the Feast of the Epiphany when we celebrate not only Christ’s manifestation to the gentiles but also his baptism and the divine declaration, ‘you are my beloved son in whom I am well pleased’.”
    The Scottish Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, which also includes the Church of England and America’s Episcopalian Church.
    The cathedral’s Facebook page also proudly publicises a press report on the provost’s Christmas sermon, in which he compared U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump to the biblical King Herod, who ordered the massacre of children.

    Thanks, Old Guy. No wonder Hairy was so upset. It is attacking the fundamental tenet of Christianity on one of the most significant days of revelation. And the Bishops extant (not retired) are crowingly pleased about that. How awful.

  166. john constantine

    As their left see it.

    https://pedestrian.tv/news/arts-and-culture/the-new-australia-day-lamb-ad-is-a-subtle-message-/dc868900-f6fd-4360-ab4b-7a36b196fd30.htm

    Their left occupy everything, the social justice of taking lamb levy money to advertise a change to Australia Day date, refugees, diversity, social justice and Stalin is just fucking typical.

  167. Senile Old Guy

    Too stupid.

    Age checks to stop children accessing online pornography is a breach of human rights, UN warns.

    Why would that be?

    In his letter, he said: “I am concerned that the age-verification provisions give the Government access to information of viewing habits and citizen data.”

    As if Google and various government agencies were not doing this already.

  168. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    And thanks too Bruce. If Hairy had told me it was on Breitbart I could have checked it myself. However, others here may be interested in the clips too.

  169. JC

    Gab
    #2259950, posted on January 12, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    And here’s a video of Trump in 2005, mocking himself in the same way on the Larry King Show.

    But who cares? I wish he had mocked the lying , slivering little spastic as he totally deserved it. Let’s not forget what the NYTimes spastic did to Trump.

    Trump claimed on 911 there were muzzos standing atop a building cheering at the sight of the WTC going down. I too remember this story but lost touch with it down the tracks.

    It happened to be true and that dishonest little spastic lied about it.

    Trump has his people research it and the claim was accurate.

    The deformed little lying wimp deserved a smack down and more.

  170. H B Bear

    Fuck social justice lamb.

  171. Stimpson J. Cat

    A passage from the Koran that denies one of the central tenets of the Christian faith was sung aloud at a cathedral service in Scotland.

    What the f☆ck is a Muslim choir doing in a f☆cking cathedral anyway?
    When was the last time a mosque had a f☆cking Christian choir?
    The stupid skagsucking inbred muppets!
    Honestly these f☆cking Scottish wankers.
    If it wasn’t for Shortbread and Trainspotting I’d say close the borders.

  172. calli

    I’d rather just not eat it.

  173. Mother Lode

    I am in moderation for saying I am in moderation?

  174. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Hairy’s phone just rang and I answered it for him. Reachtel automatic, with some loaded questions about who he would vote for and what he thought about the Libs spending ‘a billion dollars’ on a coal rail loan, and whether it was a good thing or not to ask people to represent themselves to Centrelink concerning their current circumstances, recognising that if so … blah, blah, blah. It would take the staunchest heart to fight the SJW tone, especially as the responses were then put in a twisted giving-it-back-to-you format, where yes meant no and no meant yes. I did a creditable imitation of Hairy at his best.

  175. jupes

    The passage from Surah 19, which specifically denies that Jesus was the Son of God and says He should not be worshipped, was sung during a Eucharist service at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow to mark the feast of the Epiphany.

    Fair enough.

    Now the Bishop should head off to nearest mosque and state that Allah is not God and Mohammed did not receive revelations from God or anyone else for that matter (I assume that’s the Christian position on Islam).

    Somehow I don’t think the dhimmi is up to it.

  176. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    If it wasn’t for Shortbread and Trainspotting I’d say close the borders.

    Don’t forget the tartan, Stimpy. And men in kilts.

  177. thefrolickingmole

    Stimpson J. Cat

    You may be interested to know they are doing a Trainspotting 2 now.
    Still plenty of time for them to destroy the memory of the first movie for you.

    Then you are only a shortbread away from Genocide.

  178. Stimpson J. Cat

    however I was actually referring to the need to get Johanna’s say so before we can engage in general conversation here.

    There is nothing wrong with this.
    It is similar to the way everyone asks my permission
    before discussing mental illness or disabilities or autism or racism or God or just about anything on this blog. It’s really about respect.
    About the only thing I’m not in charge of is economics.

  179. srr

    Yes!

    Michael Flynn Jr 🇺🇸
    ‏@mflynnJR
    As @GenFlynn said at RNC, “War isn’t about bathrooms!”

    Trump Pentagon likely to abandon social experiments for core mission under Mattis, say experts

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/11/trump-pentagon-likely-to-abandon-social-experiments-for-core-mission-under-mattis-say-experts.html

  180. jupes

    If it wasn’t for Shortbread and Trainspotting I’d say close the borders.

    They have also been known to produce some pretty good whisky.

    Not as good as Western Australia’s finest though.

  181. Atoms for Peace

    Mate had a kid and named him Christopher. We were warned Not to call him Chris. To this day, Topher is his nick name.

  182. John Constantine

    In yarragrad today, animal activists tried to blockade three meatworks.

    The cops didnt let them even stop trucks loaded with sheep for five minutes so they could photo the tru k, the truckie and the stock.
    Good on the boys in blue that had go drag sweatg swampfilfh off the hot road.

  183. Bruce of Newcastle

    Don’t forget the tartan, Stimpy. And men in kilts.

    And claymores. Claymores make men great again, psychologically.

  184. jupes

    CNN: Trump buys mother’s kids (Breaking)

    That is hilarious.

    Kid: “Who are you?”

    Trump: “What, do you live in a cave? I’m Donald Trump”.

    LOL

  185. JC

    Huh, there was actually someone who scooped the beginning of WW11. She died at 105;

    The celebrated British war correspondent Clare Hollingworth died Tuesday in Hong Kong at 105. The news reached me via her obituary in the Daily Telegraph, which a friend emailed. It was fitting that the Telegraph published one of the first reports of her death, as the newspaper also published Hollingworth’s most famous article and arguably the biggest scoop of the 20th century: the outbreak of World War II.

    In late August 1939, Hollingworth was a 27-years-old cub reporter for the Telegraph in Poland. After talking a British diplomat into allowing her to borrow his car, she drove across the border into Germany, where she observed large numbers of troops, tanks and field artillery lined up along a road.

    As she wrote in her autobiography, when the wind blew open burlap screens “constructed to hide the military vehicles . . . I saw the battle deployment.” Her story appeared in the London newspaper on Aug. 29 under the headline “1,000 Tanks Massed on Polish Frontier.” Germany invaded Poland three days later.

    The young reporter’s scoop heralded the rest of her journalism career, which took her to the four corners of the Earth. She was a journalist of the old school—daring, dogged and open-minded. She was interested, above all, in “getting the story.” In pursuit of that goal, she would talk to anyone, travel anywhere, endure any discomfort.

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-woman-who-scooped-everyone-on-world-war-ii-1484179609

    She doesn’t sound like a typical Fairfax frightbat either. Tough gal.

  186. Baldrick

    The left are just fuckers.

    Harsh john constantine, but fair.

  187. Geriatric Mayfly

    Surely it’s the cowbells that give Swiss chocolate that extra moreish ingredient. One and a half tinkles in every block.

  188. Top Ender

    More excitement and diversity in Melbournestan:

    Machetes, sledgehammers used in jewellery store armed robbery

    Anthony Dowsley, Herald Sun
    an hour ago
    Subscriber only

    STAFF and customers at Holloway Diamonds on Canterbury Road ran into a back room as three masked men stormed the jewellery store by smashing in the front door.

    One man was armed with a tomahawk and another a sledgehammer during the robbery, which happened just after 1pm on Thursday.

    Sen Constable Clive Chase of the Embona armed robbery squad said a “significant amount of jewellery” was taken from glass display cabinets.

    He said witnesses saw the bandits flee in a waiting early model blue Commodore, which was parked by the getaway driver in a side street, and last seen headed in the direction of the city.

    It had no number plates but a P plate was visible.

  189. From Infy’s OMFG Daily alive link…

    Ariana Grande “I’m not a piece of meat, I just act like it”.

    Yeah, I added the last bit, for honesty on her behalf.

  190. Top Ender

    Herald Sun is reporting:

    – 2 carjackings by four diverse males
    – jewellery store raid by sledgehammer carrying males
    – Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre stormed by riot police

    Not good – too similar. More diversity needed in Melbournestan.

  191. Top Ender

    Test – my last two comments went into moderation!

  192. Crap, I take my eye off the spellwrecker for one word and life becomes Alice. No, alive, not Alice, you devil incarnate spellwrecker. I can’t even bitch about it without it bobbling me. See? I wrote nobbling, alas.

  193. Stimpson J. Cat

    Ariana Grande “I’m not a piece of meat, I just act like it”.

    I like her hair and singalong to all her songs and she was great in Victorious but she is a circus midget donut licker and not to be trusted.
    I don’t like it.

  194. Infidel Tiger

    Ariana Grande “I’m not a piece of meat, I just act like it”.

    The whole marketing of Ariana has centered around presenting her as jail bait.

    Not a bad looker and she’s got pipes. Shame she doesn’t come in an adult size.

  195. Mike of Marion

    Riccardo Bosi
    #2259994, posted on January 12, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Monty is onto Central asking for notes to formulate an answer.

  196. Lizzie, surely “go fuck yourself” means the same, regardless of who says it?

  197. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    The left are just fuckers.

    Harsh john constantine, but fair.

    Ian Mortimer’s biography of Edward III records that, at the siege of Berwick upon Tweed, in 1333, the Scots “ignited bundles of tar soaked faggots, and catapulted them over the walls.”

    I see that as a fitting end for all leftists.

  198. Oh come on

    The MSM – both legacy media and sites like Buzzfeed – is truly in its death throes. I cannot believe what Buzzfeed published about Trump. It’s so blatantly, obviously fraudulent. It sounds as though it was written by someone who reeeeeeally despises Trump, and that they dreamt up the most delicious, disgusting, discrediting situation they wished Trump would be found in, and printed this as a story. They could have saved themselves some time and just retouched one of the more gruesome scenes from American Psycho and printed that.

    And the timing couldn’t be worse (or better, from our perspectives). Just as the left is starting to get all worked up about ‘fake news’, one of their favourite ‘edgy’ news outlets drops the mother of all bullshit stories. It’s going to be impossible for a disappointed Hillary supporter to whine about ‘fake news’ when you have the Buzzfeed story to shove in their faces.

  199. Oh come on

    American Psycho, even.

  200. srr

    😆

    Jim AcostaVerified account
    ‏@Acosta Jim Acosta Retweeted Jim Acosta

    I have covered 4 presidential campaigns.
    Democrats and Republicans.
    This has never happened.
    Let’s deescalate, find a way to work together.
    ..
    Bill Mitchell ‏@mitchellvii 4h4 hours ago
    Bill Mitchell Retweeted Jim Acosta

    Maybe it’s because you’re kind of an asshole Jim?
    ..
    So after being a world class prick, @Acosta wants to “deescalate”
    because Trump might pull his press pass? Cry me a river…
    ..
    Jim @Acosta, I have shocking news.
    Donald Trump doesn’t give a damn about you or CNN.
    ..
    The media has no power over Trump.
    He has us so he doesn’t need them.
    It’s beautiful to watch.

  201. cohenite

    Trump Pentagon likely to abandon social experiments for core mission under Mattis, say experts

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/11/trump-pentagon-likely-to-abandon-social-experiments-for-core-mission-under-mattis-say-experts.html

    Great; time to reinvigorate those vital bodily fluids in the armies of Truth, Justice and the American Way which up until now have been sapped by the commies and muslims.

  202. Nic

    OCO, buzzfeed has its fans, millennial and others who share its biased views. It’s just that now, it’s truly shown itself for what it truly is, a partisan outfit passing biased opinion as news.

  203. Mike of Marion

    Song of the Volga Boatmen. 1965

    And a very Bass Baritone.

  204. Gab

    CNN: Trump buys mother’s kids (Breaking)

    Ahahahaha. That’s really well done. Somebody tell monty is a joke.

  205. Gab

    Ooops. I meant somebody tell monty it is a joke.

  206. memoryvault

    And claymores. Claymores make men great again, psychologically.

    Thanks for the excuse, BoN.

    Let’s face it, some ladies have an extra little “something” when wearing shorts.

  207. Oh come on

    So last year’s election was Hillary vs Trump, but it was also became a vote over whether the MSM ought to continue to wield its vast influence in the political process. And of course they energetically campaigned for themselves via supporting the candidate that would ensure the status quo – they threw everything they had at Trump. They had a LOT. Trump still won. The MSM lost. The people voted them out of their offices. And it can’t be stripped of its privileges soon enough; I’m glad to see that we’re now getting a taster of what’s to come after Jan 20th.

  208. Gab

    Song of the Volga Boatmen.

    I used to have to play that on the piano. I really detested it.

  209. Atoms for Peace

    Whilst we wait on Q and A lotto, weather “heat ” reports on TV are a satisfactory substitutue.

  210. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    Thanks for the excuse, BoN.

    Thank you, Memory Vault. This adds to the debate of “hot pants” versus “witches britches” does it not?

  211. H B Bear

    Nothing can substitute for The Snowcone Variety Hour.

    That is why Snowcone is paid the big bucks and takes a big WEB.

  212. Oh come on

    a partisan outfit passing biased opinion as news.

    You can’t even dignify the contents of that story as opinion. It’s pure confection – salacious confection. Designed to do as much damage to Trump as possible. But in Buzzfeed’s anti-Trump zealotry, they took a little too long to throw the hand grenade.

    Buzzfeed should go the way of Gawker because of this.

  213. memoryvault

    That’s really well done. Somebody tell monty is a joke.

    Ooops. I meant somebody tell monty it is a joke.

    Both work equally well, Gab.

  214. Top Ender

    Ok, spacechooking.

    We have just joined Netflix. Mrs TE liked The Crown and I must admit it was well done.

    Watched The Tudors a year or two back and also thought it good. (Used to watch House of Cards – US version – until it got silly.) Don’t want to watch Game of Thrones as the addition of dragons is annoying.

    Any recommendations for similar series to take in?

  215. cohenite

    Just terrific; speaking of media bullshit and fake fucking facts; the glorious Kirralie Smith tears 2 arses for a duplicitous Sydney morning herald reptile who lied to her in an interview.

    If this woman does not get into parliament we truly are stuffed.

  216. srr

    Sean Hannity: Obama farewell can’t hide a disastrous legacy

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/01/11/sean-hannity-obama-farewell-cant-hide-disastrous-legacy.html

    President Obama spent much of Tuesday’s farewell address boasting about his success, but the facts paint a much different picture. The truth is, he oversaw the precipitous decline of the American economy, rammed through a disastrous health care law and presided over a thoroughly failed foreign policy.

    The last eight years have brought …
    __________________

    I’m starting to think that BF&CNN et al were thrown to The Lion to divert people from responses like this to Obama’s self worship speech.

  217. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    Any recommendations for similar series to take in?

    I found “Wolf Hall’ interesting, and Jeremy Irons as the first of the Borgia Popes was a good blood and thunder tale – Derek Jacobi got poisoned quite early on.

  218. Oh come on

    The song of the Volga Boatmen – I first heard it from playing the original version of Sid Meier’s Civilization. If one of your units came into contact with a Russian unit or city, you got to negotiate with Stalin and that song always played.

    It was fun to grind the Russkies down to their last city, lay siege to it with your tanks or perhaps nuke the crap out of it, and then you had Stalin begging to see you, grovelling for mercy and offering you his country’s remaining $1 or whatever pittance they had. Which you’d take and then steamroller their last remaining holdout anyway.

  219. Leo G

    Buzzfeed should go the way of Gawker because of this

    Chapter 11 bankruptcy Buzzardfeed?

  220. lotocoti

    The producers at SBS World News don’t appear to be aware that NBC pushed CNN under the bus some eighteen hours ago.

  221. Bruce of Newcastle

    Thanks for the excuse, BoN.

    Oh. Wow. My eyes are burning, and my ears. The drummer!

  222. Oh come on

    Obama’s ‘achievements’ as listed in his farewell address were a series of half truths, misrepresentations or were not of his doing.

    Probably the most substantive achievement he could plausibly claim was the successful strike on the Bin Laden compound in Pakistan and the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Obama would have given the final go-ahead on that risky operation, and it paid off. It would have been catastrophic if, say, the Pakistanis seized the US special forces and Bin Laden escaped. The diplomatic fallout would have been inconceivable, and it would have been AQ’s biggest propaganda victory ever (I don’t consider 9/11 as a propaganda victory).

  223. lotocoti

    +1 for Wolf Hall.
    The cinematography is glorious.

  224. Tom

    Let’s deescalate, find a way to work together.

    Fuck off, swampfilth scum. No-one will believe anything you say ever again. You’re a fucking amateur and a disgrace to your profession.

  225. well well well, the Zipster was right again.
    How ethnicity is ENCODED in your DNA: Researchers say our genetic code contains far more cultural information than thought

    Methylation can either switch on or switch off certain genes depending on how they are attached.
    These methyl groups are thought to become attached to DNA due to changes in our environment.
    They are thought to be a key step in the interaction between nature and nurture.
    So stress, aging and our diet are among the influences that can cause methyl groups to be attached to DNA.
    These methyl groups can also be passed on through generations, meaning the environment your parents grew up in can affect subsequent generations.

    The researchers said their newly discovered epigenetic markers of ethnicity likely reflect biological signatures of environmental, social, or cultural differences between ethnic subgroups.

  226. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspeeklike

    +1 for Wolf Hall.
    The cinematography is glorious.

    There was a website on how historical liberties were taken for the American viewers….

  227. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    On things Scottish – never forget the power of Whisky Porridge.

    I am still sick and could do with some right now, made with soaked oats. Yum.
    I’m finished with the cucumber gin. Feeble stuff.

  228. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.

    Not really news, Zippy. Dentine analysis has allowed archaeologists to tell for quite a while where you grew up and what you ate for brekky. There used to be an old sign, often quoted, what you eat today walks and talks tomorrow. Last nite we had barramundi and it hasn’t shut up all day. Tummy upset from antibiotics, I suspect.

  229. calli

    I’ll flick youse a bit , Lizzie. Breakfast lunch and dinner of champions.

  230. Muddy

    THE LIBERAL PARTY IS DEAD, and if we are to fully respect indigenous beliefs (even the completely made-up shite), we must burn or otherwise destroy all images of the politically deceased, and never mention their birth-names again. If they must be mentioned at all, post-mortem names must be used. Any suggestions?

  231. Top Ender

    Yes, should have said we did Wolf Hall. Quite Ok.

  232. herodotus

    The passage from Surah 19, which specifically denies that Jesus was the Son of God and says He should not be worshipped, was sung during a Eucharist service at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow to mark the feast of the Epiphany.

    Yeah, but your hidden imams and all the other flying horse fairy stories are ok!

  233. herodotus

    THE LIBERAL PARTY IS DEAD, and if we are to fully respect indigenous beliefs …

    Wrap them in dry bark and park then in a hollow tree,

  234. That advertisement is the stupidest-ad-ever-made.
    It will not sell lamb. Heck you can’t even tell what is being advertised.

    The nearest I could get at guessing was that it was somehow a morale booster for Triggs & the HRC.

  235. Infidel Tiger

    I am avoiding lamb from now on.

    Fuck sheep.

  236. Mayan

    Kate’s is called Katie for a reason. Suck, suck, herpes on the lip.

  237. herodotus

    Even 2GB has a news report that is rather circumspect in calling the Buzzfeed 30 Page document for what it is. Wimps. Their Faufacts genetics does show at moments like that. Not that News Ltd. is totally immune, what with the junior online cadres.

  238. Not really news, Zippy. Dentine analysis has allowed archaeologists to tell for quite a while where you grew up and what you ate for brekky. There used to be an old sign, often quoted, what you eat today walks and talks tomorrow. Last nite we had barramundi and it hasn’t shut up all day. Tummy upset from antibiotics, I suspect.

    There was a long discussion about culture and race. This shows that races and cultures are not interchangeable, which is what I argued, contrary to the belief that races could be slotted into different cultures. My position is that culture is a reflection of you are, and this backs it up. It also explains why certain races still find it difficult to fit into the modern world, for example blacks in the USA, even after 200 years. I suspect it would take many generations to have a meaningful impact on the culture a race can manifest.

    The idea that culture matters more than race is nonsense, the two are not meaningfully separable.

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