Wednesday Forum: August 30, 2017

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  1. egg_

    I reckon the Toblerone mousse would be nice with some honey flavoured toffee shards on top.

    Had a slice of ‘Mars Bar Cheesecake’ of all things, at an Italian restaurant; was more like a chocolate brownie and not overly sweet, more a rich chocolate experience.

  2. Delta A

    Evidently the powers that be have more important matters to attend to than the diggers’ welfare on deployment.

    This is wicked, Roger.

    It was tough in the sixties, but at least the army provided a semblance of supplies to keep the conscripts and enlisted men comfortable, if not content.

    How much of the military budget is going towards breast enhancements and gender reassignment?

  3. hzhousewife

    So this is the latest meme going around to justify homosexual “marriage”.

    And people believe it.

    I’ve heard the “not allowed to visit the deathbed” one five times in the last two days. And I’m not on facechook, these are face to face comments or said during convesations in which I am involved.

  4. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Last time my son went on a training exercise he had to buy his own sleeping bag because the army was out of supply.

    I do recall when the issue sleeping bags, boots and cold weather gear were such rubbish that you brought your own.

  5. Stimpson J. Cat

    …and of course, the poisons Big Food puts in everything that comes out of a factory.

    Nutrasweet was created in a lab by the C. I. A. to give white people Mind AIDS.

  6. Roger

    This is wicked, Roger.

    I might add he also had to buy his own elbow and knee pads and gloves (out of his allowance, but that is not the point).

    All are meant to be supplied.

  7. Roger

    Here you go:the Australian infantry rifleman’s gear (depending on the conditions of the deployment).

  8. Muddy

    If the SSM issue gets up, which I suspect it will, is it possible that we might see claims for compensation against the state based a denial of human rights?

  9. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Here you go:the Australian infantry rifleman’s gear (depending on the conditions of the deployment).

    Changed a bit since the days of jungle green and you can have the best pair of boots twenty dollars will buy.

  10. Delta A

    I do recall when the issue sleeping bags, boots and cold weather gear were such rubbish that you brought your own.

    And Best Man recalls that the black tape – tapes pressure sensitive – was used to fix the holes in army issue sleeping bags.

  11. Chris

    Roger I am not sure that a training exercise is a deployment.
    But isn’t it nice that we earn enough these days to get the odd private purchase bit of kit?

  12. Delta A

    tapes pressure sensitive

    Speaking of army speak, Best Man’s favourite: 3/16 counter sunk metal thread. Translation: screws retaining, intermediate firing needle withdrawal lever on the Centurion tank gun breach block.

    Easy peasy.

  13. Roger

    Roger I am not sure that a training exercise is a deployment.
    Correct, Chris.

    Talisman Sabre. Serious enough.

  14. Beef

    Found the twitter thread, Pelosi, Ryan theory he seems sure on.
    Trump is killing them if this is true, he’s playing them all off against each other.

    If Comey doesn’t have Immunity, he won’t see daylight again. Makes more sense. I think my dollar is safe.

    https://twitter.com/myhtopoeic/status/903436253873319936

  15. Marcus Classis

    1. m0nty
    #2485015, posted on September 1, 2017 at 9:37 am
    Shorten does not deserve to be prime minister while he continues to shamelessly mislead the Australian public with behaviour that wouldn’t be out of place in Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
    It’s Wussia Wussia Wussia all the time with you people, don’t you ever talk about anything else?

    THWACK!

    Monty’s getting warmed up for the weekend, I see.

    I expect we’ll get a rousing rendition of the Song of His People soon:

    Stalin’s flag is deepest red,
    With the blood of the innocents he shot dead,
    We laughed as their limbs grew stiff and cold,
    And used their blood to dye its every fold.
    So raise the scarlet standard high,
    For in our gulags millions die,
    As we are cowardly scum who get a thrill,
    From the defenceless innocents we kill,
    And steal all their stuff in vast amounts,
    To fill our fat Swiss bank accounts,
    That’s why we ARE leftards you sonofabitch,
    We murder and steal so we get rich,
    We’ll kill you too if you dare to sneer,
    About why we fly the red flag here!

    Although he’s replaced it with his own version:

    Wussia Wussia Wussia!
    THWACK! THWACK! THWACK!
    Wussia Wussia Wussia!
    THWACK! THWACK! THWACK!
    Wussia
    THWACK!
    Wussia
    THWACK!
    Wussia
    THWACK!
    Wussia

    THWACK!
    Wussia Wussia Wussia! Wussia! Wussia!
    THWACK! THWACK! THWACK!

    Should be entertaining. Hide your rakes.

  16. Stimpson J. Cat

    If the SSM issue gets up, which I suspect it will

    It won’t.
    There will be widespread flooding in most cities due to BGTL tears.

  17. Roger

    But isn’t it nice that we earn enough these days to get the odd private purchase bit of kit?

    Sure, if it’s surplus to what is meant to be supplied.

    Talisman Sabre is biennial, and with that lead up time they still can’t manage to supply diggers properly.

  18. Muddy

    You seem to have more faith in the ordinary moron in the street than I do, Stimpy.

  19. Chris

    There will be widespread flooding in most cities due to BGTL tears.

    As Tim Blair put it, it will take a heart of stone not to laugh!

    If.

  20. Muddy

    BGTL tears.

    Blue-Green Tiny Lemon tears?
    Who makes those, and are they sugar-free?

  21. True Aussie

    So it turns out the man who had the sawn off shotgun that killed his daughter was a muslim.

  22. Chris

    Sure, if it’s surplus to what is meant to be supplied.

    Talisman Sabre is biennial, and with that lead up time they still can’t manage to supply diggers properly.

    My son has been in for bit, and I have to say the worst evidence of deprivation that I saw was the lunch they served at ADFA on marching in.
    OTOH the repair and refit schedules for motorised equipment caused him a lot of hair-pulling.

  23. calli

    Great. JC lures us into talking about food. So we talk about food. Then he chips us for talking about food.

    No pav for you sunshine!

  24. Chris

    BGTL tears.

    Blue-Green Tiny Lemon tears?

    The lesbians were demoted yesterday.

  25. Tintarella di Luna

    Princeton professor warns students against ‘groupthink’ and conformism’ – Professor Robert P George a truth-seeker speaks with Tucker Carlson.

  26. calli

    So it turns out the man who had the sawn off shotgun that killed his daughter was a muslim.

    It looks like one of his little boys pulled the trigger.

  27. Geriatric Mayfly

    I’m responsible for the dessert for Fathers Day lunch

    Big FAIL JC. It’s now Special Persons’ Day. Get yourself in order.

  28. Roger

    My son has been in for bit, and I have to say the worst evidence of deprivation that I saw was the lunch they served at ADFA on marching in.

    My son is part-time. They may get the short end of the stick.

  29. JC

    calli
    #2485591, posted on September 1, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Great. JC lures us into talking about food. So we talk about food. Then he chips us for talking about food.

    No pav for you sunshine!

    No no. I think it’s really good gals talking about recipes and stuff like that. Don’t misconstrue what i was suggesting.

  30. Delta A

    It looks like one of his little boys pulled the trigger.

    Horrendous!

    This tragedy transcends race and culture. But he should not have had that weapon so easily at hand.

  31. Bruce of Newcastle

    If Mueller is skulking around these toilets for ammo, it means he’s got zilch on Trump. Nothing.

    Hehe, JC – I said as much to M0nty on the previous page. About 10 rakes later he skedaddled, probably to do kids lunches.

    I was holding fire on the IRS for his next drubbing. They are in deep do do themselves what with Lerner admitting guilt by taking the Fifth twice and a judge this month ordering them to fess up.

    ‘Lay it on the line’: Judge in tea party case orders IRS to disclose employee names, reasons (17 Aug)

    Mueller is the Dems’ own worst enemy, what with buddying up with Schneiderman and the IRS. The IRS is hated by everyone.

  32. Stimpson J. Cat

    You seem to have more faith in the ordinary moron in the street than I do, Stimpy.

    Of course I do.

    I AM the ordinary moron in the street.

    😁

  33. JC

    Hey Dude. We’ll fuck over and persecute your supporters to the point of running them off the web. We’ll run any bullshit against you, while simultaneously running interference against anything written in your support displayed on the web….. We’ll fund any organization that hates you

    Can you please protect the Dreamers though? Please Mr President.

  34. zyconoclast

    Biographical details
    Christopher Pepin-Neff is a Lecturer in Public Policy in the Department of Government and International Relations. His research interests include theories of the policy process, policy analysis, the role of policy entrepreneurs, and comparative public policy. More specifically, his research looks at policymaking regarding emotional issues such as LGBTQI politics, mass shootings, and the “politics of shark attacks.”

    Research interests
    Comparative public policy and policy analysis
    Public administration and public sector management
    Environmental politics
    Human dimensions of wildlife
    LGBT studies

  35. Empire GTHO Phase III

    So it turns out the man who had the sawn off shotgun that killed his daughter was a muslim.

    You sound surprised.

    We’ll never see a blanket operation to discover unregistered firearm possession, but I bet if the data were published the mujahideen would be seriously over represented per capita. They are heavily armed, but we don’t know what with.

    It’s a disgraceful situation where the citizenry is lawfully denied practical means of self defence, while the state wilfully aids and abetts violence and the erosion of civil trust.

    Politicians, mandarins and beaks we pay squillions for (in the expectation that we get a first class secure nation state) allowed this to happen.

    They are either recklessly indifferent or traitorous.

  36. areff

    Hottest winter evah?

    My quarterly electricity bill, mostly for running an electric heater: $920.

    Yep, $920 for a small, one-person house.

    Lord Waffle’s solution? The only solution he could produce would involve lowering him slowly and feet-first into a vat of nitric acid.

  37. Bruce of Newcastle

    JC – Also I was going to add that with the Lerner/Tea Party thing it’s clear the IRS are solidly controlled by the Dems. Ben Carson got punitively audited for goodness sake, and he is about as clean a skin there is.

    Remember the Trump tax return fiasco ‘way back in ancient history around the time of the election? Nothing has leaked out of the IRS. Not a single bit of even slightly dirty dirt. You can bet your boots the Dem partisans in the IRS went through everything Trump has filed and there wasn’t anything leakable. Or you’d have read about it in NYT and WaPo long before now. The Dems even faceplanted when an old Trump tax return was published (I forget by who). Clean as a whistle – after that the Dems shut right up about his tax details like they have about Wussia and Nazis.

  38. Roger

    Christopher Pepin-Neff

    Last time he was on The Dumb he was wearing a puce coloured velvet smoking jacket.

  39. Stimpson J. Cat

    Blue-Green Tiny Lemon tears?

    Lesbians have been out of control recently and they have lost their first acronym position privilege.
    Bisexuals are rightfully first because they make the effort to accommodate everyone equally, then Gay’s, then Transgender, and Lesbians last.
    Wamens only learn the hard way.
    Everyone knows this.
    Lesbians can move up in acronym position, but let’s be honest, it will be incredibly hard for them.
    They are often very unlikable.

  40. Haidee

    “If the SSM issue gets up, and I suspect it will”.
    Oh well, there you go

    “If Hillary wins, and I suspect she will”.
    Heard that a hundred times; from ordinary morons and smart types, as well

  41. Diogenes

    Here you go:the Australian infantry rifleman’s gear (depending on the conditions of the deployment).

    Changed a bit since the days of jungle green and you can have the best pair of boots twenty dollars will buy.

    Frikken ‘ell. A hydration system. Looxoory.
    When I were a lad we were give two canteens each, occasionally a “bladder” which always leaked and did not fit in the pack or had any attachment for putting on the outside of said pack (when you put a spare battery for the ANPRC 25 in the pack you no room for anything but a pair of socks and a ration pack) ,4 * 25l jerries per section(in those days 10 men) per day (per’aps) , were were called pansies if we wore sunnies and didn’t have a chitty from the medico.

  42. Roger

    New Zealanders are being seduced by a “charismatic” Labour leader.

    Interestingly, she is promising a “breather” on high immigration rates while infrastructure spending catches up with demands.

  43. Myrddin Seren

    ….it’s clear the IRS are solidly controlled by the Dems.

    And the ‘Justice’ Dept.

    For anyone who hasn’t seen it yet, this is pretty frightening:

    Justice Department Forces Christian Pastor to Testify on Islam Views

    Pastor Steve Harrelson of the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Boston, Virginia, has been served with a wide-ranging subpoena by lawyers for the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division. The subpoena demands his presence to testify under oath in response to questions from Justice Department lawyers about his views on Islam as well as several other issues:

    Harrelson is not a party to any lawsuit or other action brought by the Justice Department. He is a private citizen. The Justice Department subpoena also demands that the pastor bring any papers or documents that he has to his deposition with government lawyers that relate to or mention Islam and turn them over to the government.

    Federal law prohibits discrimination in zoning practices against religions. During the Obama administration, a radical new argument was pressed by DOJ lawyers: that zoning boards can be saddled with any “naked animus or resistance from the community.” In other words, if some people don’t want a mosque in the community, then any zoning decision against the mosque must be because of citizen opposition. It’s the everyone-is-racist if anyone-is-racist theory advanced by academia and others.

    The only thing I can imagine is that if the good pastor or the others subpoenaed have a quote from Robert Spencer or Pamela Geller in an email or a book by Andrew Bostom, both the individual and the zoning board will be prosecuted by the ‘Justice’ Dept for racism or something ?

    The D-rat Feds are quite the Stasi.

  44. Empire GTHO Phase III

    Lesbians have been out of control recently and they have lost their first acronym position privilege.
    Bisexuals are rightfully first because they make the effort to accommodate everyone equally, then Gay’s, then Transgender, and Lesbians last.
    Wamens only learn the hard way.
    Everyone knows this.
    Lesbians can move up in acronym position, but let’s be honest, it will be incredibly hard for them.
    They are often very unlikable.

    It’s difficult to argue with your proposition, Dr Stimpson.

    I would offer that some lesbians I’ve known were cute, kind and sweet, but the truth is none of them stuck with lickology in the long run.

    Age does weary them and the years condemn.

  45. Chris

    I was holding fire on the IRS for his next drubbing. They are in deep do do themselves what with Lerner admitting guilt by taking the Fifth twice and a judge this month ordering them to fess up.

    ‘Lay it on the line’: Judge in tea party case orders IRS to disclose employee names, reasons (17 Aug)

    Mueller is the Dems’ own worst enemy, what with buddying up with Schneiderman and the IRS. The IRS is hated by everyone.

    How about that Wisconsin secret warrant to use the power of the State to smash down Republican organisations?
    war on Republican political activity

  46. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    were were called pansies if we wore sunnies and didn’t have a chitty from the medico.

    Did the cat o nine tails hurt very much?

  47. Beef

    The Strategy Bridge

    Bumped into a Military site, Military Cats may be aware. Looks pretty good.

    https://thestrategybridge.org/the-bridge-index

  48. Empire GTHO Phase III

    For anyone who hasn’t seen it yet, this is pretty frightening:

    It is, but he only has one option: channel Christ and shut the fuck up. Silence is his last defence, come what may.

  49. Marcus Classis

    test pattern AKA Scrote

    #2485282, posted on September 1, 2017 at 1:24 pm
    ‘We are today into the seventh day of the Myanmar military’s full blown offensives on the Rohingya population across Northern Arakan. What we have been witnessing since August 25 are widespread arson attacks on Rohingya villages, horrific massacres and summary executions of countless (Rohingya) civilians, massive displacements and unimaginable horrors of atrocity crimes. Below are the reports we have received so far on the fourth day (August 31, 2017).’

    So?

    A bit of rollback of the endless mohammedan war of unprovoked aggression against all their neighbours for the last 1,400 years.

    Go the Buddhists.

  50. Stimpson J. Cat

    It’s difficult to argue with your proposition, Dr Stimpson.

    We must be sympathetic to Lesbians.
    Just being a Lesbian is hard enough but also being a Wamens?
    It certainly explains the ongoing popularity of cats.

  51. Roger

    New Zealanders are being seduced by a “charismatic” Labour leader. Interestingly, she is promising a “breather” on high immigration rates while infrastructure spending catches up with demands.

    Good Lord,

    She’s also promising legislation to free up land releases and relax local urban planning regs in the interest of encouraging affordable housing.

    But for the “rainbow” social policy she might almost be a one nation Tory.

  52. Muddy

    Haidee

    #2485619, posted on September 1, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    “If the SSM issue gets up, and I suspect it will”.
    Oh well, there you go

    “If Hillary wins, and I suspect she will”.
    Heard that a hundred times; from ordinary morons and smart types, as well

    eh wot?

  53. egg_

    Last time he was on The Dumb he was wearing a puce coloured velvet smoking jacket.

    For ‘smoking’ boys?

  54. cohenite

    They are either recklessly indifferent or traitorous.

    Muslims not only have illegal weapons but legal ones too:

    https://politicalnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/muslims-take-over-australian-security-companies/

    This country is stuffed.

  55. egg_

    Frog Labour law reform – French ‘right to a job’ under threat amidst becoming more competitive in the EU.
    Spinoff of Brexit?

  56. Muddy

    Beef.
    From a first glance, it has potential. Cheers.

  57. Roger

    For ‘smoking’ boys?

    That reference would have to be explained to me…and I think I’d rather it not be.

  58. srr

    JC
    #2485451, posted on September 1, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Can someone impeach this nimrod.

    Pope Francis to World Leaders: ‘Listen to the Cry of the Earth’

    Don’t worry, I sure Lysander will pen a sternly demanding letter and save the day, and notafan will herald the news.

    The D-rat Feds are quite the Stasi.

    No, no, no! that’s basement black helicopter talk, just ask Tom … but then again, JC & Co. are pushing so much as, so, now, while still trashing those who first posted the details for further consideration, it’s getting hard to keep playing, “Who will be broken next”, without getting bored … hence all the old archive filums 🙂

  59. Beef

    Muddy

    You’re welcome.
    I know fuck nothing about military, One day I will know fuck all.

  60. Roger

    I dare one of you to say, you don’t like this house. I dare you.

    A very elegant brownstone.

    But how old are you, J.C.?

    Are you going to be able to navigate the stairs in 5-10-15 years’ time?

    Factor in a lift.

  61. Muddy

    I admire your ambition, Beef. Aim high.

  62. JC

    No, no, no! that’s basement black helicopter talk, just ask Tom … but then again, JC & Co. are pushing so much as, so, now, while still trashing those who first posted the details for further consideration, it’s getting hard to keep playing, “Who will be broken next”, without getting bored … hence all the old archive filums 🙂

    What’s with the emoji at the end of each comment where you try to trash someone in that uniquely incoherent, insanely rambling way of yours? You either mean it for real or as a joke. Decide, you lunatic.

    You’ve been criticized by me and others here because you’re mentally disturbed (in a bad way, Stimson) and you post 99.99965% useless drivel. Get in the basement and stay there!

  63. candy

    Can someone impeach this nimrod.

    Well, he does not agree with SSM. He does say that gays, trans, bi’s etc should be embraced and welcomed into the church. That’s entirely right, in my opinion. A person’s sexuality is not relevant to their values. Their ability to find comfort in a faith is a great thing. It’s a good thing for just anyone, is my opinion. Nothing at all to do with homosexual “marriage”.

    I believe that is the point the Pope makes, but C.L. and Dover might correct me? but I wonder if they acknowledge that point of view, to tell the truth.

    The Left are still waiting, like Monty, for the Pope to support SSM. Which would mean Pope Francis is not a Catholic. It’s odd but Monty and his Left mates do not kind of see that point at all, but some of them call themselves Catholic.

  64. JC

    Whoops, I forgot… USSR.

    My last comment was directed to you, USSR.

  65. Beef

    Listen to the Cry of the Earth’

    A few days ago I saw a vid on the sound the Sun makes!!

    Ommmmmmm….

  66. Roger

    Which would mean Pope Francis is not a Catholic.

    I believe the jury is still out on that.

    He is a Jesuit, after all.

  67. egg_

    Listen to the Cry of the Earth’

    How do they know it’s not flatulence?

  68. Muddy

    For military supernerds only:
    Volume 93 of the U.S. Naval War College’s International Law Studies.

    Some of the featured articles look just a tad beyond my knowledge base, but the Autonomous Weapons and Weapon Review, and Space Weapons and the Law pieces look interesting. Hopefully they don’t use words too big for me.

  69. srr

    What’s with forgetting which character has which bee in which bonnet, and then 😥 ing that you keep being busted being one poison sorce c#nts?

    Seriously; shards of shattered sugar petals all over the place, demanding respect from battle hardened dragon slayers would be 😆 funny, if it wasn’t pathetically 🙁

  70. Stimpson J. Cat

    you’re mentally disturbed (in a bad way, Stimson)

    OK that’s a bit racist.
    I’m trying to remember the last time someone complimented me by saying
    “You’re seriously mentally ill, but in a good way. ”
    I am actually sure that someone has, I just can’t remember.
    It definitely wasn’t a doctor or a psychiatrist.

    Let me get back to you.

    😁

  71. JC

    That’s it, in the basement, USSR.. and have mum lock the door. Now!

  72. stackja

    Muddy – Sherman’s law?

  73. Muddy

    Sorry, I retract that link. It’s shite. Let’s move on.

  74. Muddy

    Sorry, stackja, I’m not following.

  75. Stimpson J. Cat

    Which would mean Pope Francis is not a Catholic.

    It’s actually in the Book of Stimp.

    Commies aren’t allowed to be Catholic.
    Rants 1:1

  76. Makka

    Can’t see what the fuss is all about. Why wouldn’t you want your 10 year being groomed for transgender lifestyles at school?

    A transgender woman who has been incarcerated in a male jail without access to her hormone medication was refused bail in the Supreme Court on Friday.

    Evie Amati spent three days in the male section of Silverwater Prison after she allegedly attacked three people with an axe at a convenience store in Enmore.

    But her barrister Charles Waterstreet argued she should be released into the community as she was not receiving her hormone therapy and there was no endocrinologist at the prison.

    She was in a state of temporary psychosis, he said, and she posed no threat to the public.

    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/transgender-axe-attack-accused-claims-bail-necessary-for-hormone-treatment-20170901-gy95jx.html

  77. stackja

    Muddy – Sherman’s March to Sea.

  78. alexnoaholdmate

    “Right now the state I’m in, you’d want to bring out that whipper snipper first,” replied Lambie. “It’s a very scary area to talk about this morning.”

    Fuck. Me. Sideways.

    This woman is a Senator.

  79. Harlequin Decline

    OldOzzie
    #2485201, posted on September 1, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Regarding Birdsville and Boxing.

    In 2011 we crossed the Simpson Desert and got into Birdsville a couple of days before the races. At the Birdsville pub this bloke with upper and lower front teeth missing and a face that had seen better days sidled up to us and started chatting to my youngish looking partner.

    He then turned and asked-‘Does she have a granny for me?’

    He was from Brophy’s boxing troupe and insisted on introducing us to him. Brophy was a perfect gentleman with the women but talk about aggressive hospitality-

    B-Whaddya mean you’re not staying for the races?

    Me-Well, just came across the desert, having a couple of drinks then moving on.

    B-But it’s the best [email protected] week in Australia and you want to leave? FMD did you hear that boys, he wants to piss off and miss the best time of his [email protected] life.

    Me-Well, love to stay but..

    B-Look mate, we got Warrick Capper’s brother here and Warrick himself will be coming in a couple of days. [email protected] me, what’s the matter with you?

    And so on until I managed our escape towards Marree.

    On the way down Cooper’s creek was in flood so in the middle of nowhere there was a FOC cable ferry to take you across the 100M wide water. No-one going south but a huge queue of people, many of them camped on the southern bank waiting to cross. Some entrepreneurs were running scenic helicopter flights and boat cruises to while away the time.

    After that I intended to go back for the races and stay for a few days but I’m not sure my liver could handle it anymore.

  80. Stimpson J. Cat

    Are you going to be able to navigate the stairs in 5-10-15 years’ time?

    And that is precisely when my new business,
    Stimpys Crazily Compassionate Cost-effective Carers can get involved.

  81. alexnoaholdmate

    The Chairman presiding over the whole goat rodeo ? Nope – XX chromosomes means a free pass.

    In fairness, all the stuff at CBA happened at least twelve months before she even got there.

  82. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Muddy – Sherman’s March to Sea.

    Story goes that the first Yank divisions to land in Australia in World War Two were National Guardsmen from the old “Deep South.”

    The Australian Army band that welcomed them was playing “Marching Through Georgia”……….

  83. Boambee John

    Roger

    My son is part-time. They may get the short end of the stick.

    All is explained, decades old customs continue.

  84. Stimpson J. Cat

    She was in a state of temporary psychosis, he said, and she posed no threat to the public.

    Move along nothing to see here.

  85. Muddy

    Muddy – Sherman’s March to Sea.

    Ah! The scorched earth approach. Slash and burn.

    There’ll be none of that done to our future overlords though. Neglecting to rinse your mouth with mouthwash after eating bacon for breakfast, and exhaling said odour within 2km of any Fridgelamic person, is now classified as torture, and thus a war crime.

  86. srr

    and you post 99.99965% useless drivel. Get in the basement and stay there!

    No, it’s only that until Team Lyin’hole Data Stealers TurnBullshit into Alphabet people DarkWeb Currency, go through the posts and re-sell them as their own discovery.

    Funny how many different scams are really just the same scams re-packaged – thieving liars, lying and thieving … now off you scurry and find another hot bit of gos “from another blog”, that was conveniently posted here yonks ago by conveniently ‘unpersoned’ (and so all obedient cats must scroll by and not see what they’ve posted), persons.

    Fortunately, not everyone who comes here to read is a trained cat, many are in fact, intelligent, independant human beings. They make me 🙂 . 😉

  87. stackja

    Zulu – USA sent troops to Australia so British had AIF in battle.

  88. Zatara

    Harrelson is not a party to any lawsuit or other action brought by the Justice Department. He is a private citizen. The Justice Department subpoena also demands that the pastor bring any papers or documents that he has to his deposition with government lawyers that relate to or mention Islam and turn them over to the government.

    Two words for the ‘Justice Department’ – Fifth Amendment (No person shall be compelled to be a witness against himself). But “bugger off” works as well.

    Want my papers? Fourth Amendment. Show me a Warrant.

    “[t]he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    So… go fishing somewhere else.

    Why is it that govt organizations with ‘Human Rights’ in their title tend to be the most obnoxious little law-ignoring power drunk fascists around?

  89. JC

    You should sent to the gulag, USSR. With no hesitation whatsoever.

  90. srr

    Sekulow, Fleisher and Guilfoyle Discuss Latest Revelations of Corruption Within FBI…
    Posted on September 1, 2017 by sundance

    In a letter from Senator Chuck Grassley to new FBI Director Christopher Wray (full pdf below*) the senator outlines some disturbing information discovered in documents reviewed by the judicial committee.

    Chief among the issues was a discovery that fired FBI Director James Comey had already drafted a preliminary conclusion that Hillary Clinton was not going to be held responsible. The FBI Director’s 2016 position was created in April and May before sixteen key investigative witnesses, including Mrs. Clinton herself, were even interviewed. Jay Sekulow, Ari Fleischer and Kimberly Guilfoyle discuss.
    .
    The revelations within the documents provides even more evidence that FBI Director James Comey was running a political investigation and using the FBI to cover-up for the Clinton email crimes.

    *Continue reading →
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/09/01/sekulow-fleisher-and-guilfoyle-discuss-latest-revelations-of-corruption-within-fbi/#more-138012

  91. Boambee John

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2485681, posted on September 1, 2017 at 8:23 pm
    Muddy – Sherman’s March to Sea.

    Story goes that the first Yank divisions to land in Australia in World War Two were National Guardsmen from the old “Deep South.”

    The Australian Army band that welcomed them was playing “Marching Through Georgia”……….

    Hate to ruin a good story, but the first two US divisions to land in Australia were the 32nd (Michigan-Wisconsin National Guard) and the 41st (Washington State-Oregon National Guard).

    Might have been some support units? Some of those were black units, which might have approved of the selection.

  92. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Hate to ruin a good story, but the first two US divisions to land in Australia were the 32nd (Michigan-Wisconsin National Guard) and the 41st (Washington State-Oregon National Guard).

    Bugger, there’s another good yarn, murdered by a brutal set of facts!

    Stacks, I seem to remember that was the deal, but I can’t remember the reference.

  93. stackja

    BJ – ALP not happy with black soldiers.

  94. stackja

    Zulu – Churchill needed AIF. FDR did deal with Curtin.

  95. Boambee John

    stackja

    Indeed they weren’t, nor were the unions, but these days they sling the “racist” accusation around without the slightest embarrassment.

  96. Makka

    ALP not happy with black soldiers.

    The Socialists also betrayed our WW2 diggers. Regularly. The depths to which the evil left has stooped.

  97. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Zulu – Churchill needed AIF. FDR did deal with Curtin.

    I seem to remember Curtin being accused of hypocrisy – he’d refused call up in World War One, yet was happy to accept American conscripts for the defence of Australia.

  98. stackja

    Left evil on full display.

  99. JC

    It really is historic.

    The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced what the agency calls a “historic action” — the first approval of a cell-based gene therapy in the United States.

    The FDA approved Kymriah, which scientists refer to as a “living drug” because it involves using genetically modified immune cells from patients to attack their cancer.

    The drug was approved to treat children and young adults up to age 25 suffering from a form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia who do not respond to standard treatment or have suffered relapses.

    The disease is a cancer of blood and bone marrow that is the most common childhood cancer in the United States. About 3,100 patients who are 20 and younger are diagnosed with ALL each year.

    “We’re entering a new frontier in medical innovation with the ability to reprogram a patient’s own cells to attack a deadly cancer,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a written statement.

    “New technologies such as gene and cell therapies hold out the potential to transform medicine and create an inflection point in our ability to treat and even cure many intractable illnesses,” Gottlieb said.

    The treatment involves removing immune system cells known as T cells from each patient and genetically modifying the cells in the laboratory to attack and kill leukemia cells. The genetically modified cells are then infused back into patients. It’s also known as CAR-T cell therapy.

    “Kymriah is a first-of-its-kind treatment approach that fills an important unmet need for children and young adults with this serious disease,” said Peter Marks, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research.
    ‘Living Drug’ That Fights Cancer By Harnessing Immune System Clears Key Hurdle
    Shots – Health News
    ‘Living Drug’ That Fights Cancer By Harnessing Immune System Clears Key Hurdle

    “Not only does Kymriah provide these patients with a new treatment option where very limited options existed, but a treatment option that has shown promising remission and survival rates in clinical trials,” Marks said in the FDA statement.

    The treatment, which is also called CTL019, produced remission within three months in 83 percent of 63 pediatric and young adult patients. The patients had failed to respond to standard treatments or had suffered relapses. Based on those results, an FDA advisory panel recommended the approval in July.

  100. zyconoclast

    New Zealanders are being seduced by a “charismatic” Labour leader. Interestingly, she is promising a “breather” on high immigration rates while infrastructure spending catches up with demands.

    Sounds like she is playing from the Gillard 2010 play book of lies.
    Gillard shuts door on ‘big Australia’

    The reality: Historical migration statistics

    08/09 – 221k
    09/10 – 201k
    10/11 – 208k
    11/12 – 238k
    12/13 – 247k
    13/14 – 236k
    14/15 – 226k

    457 visa statistics
    08/09 – 101k
    09/10 – 68k
    10/11 – 90k
    11/12 – 125k
    12/13 – 126k
    13/14 – 98k
    14/15 – 96k

    Student visa statistics
    09/10 – 293k
    10/11 – 279k
    11/12 – 280k
    12/13 – 291k
    13/14 – 317k
    14/15 – 332k
    15/16 – 358

  101. Muddy

    Hate to ruin a good story, but the first two US divisions to land in Australia were the 32nd (Michigan-Wisconsin National Guard) and the 41st (Washington State-Oregon National Guard).

    Technically speaking, no. The first U.S. division to land in Australia was the Americal Division, in early March ’42. They only stayed in Melbourne for a weekend I think, before tripping across to New Caledonia. They were originally known as Task Force (I forget the number), and named the Americal Div some weeks after becoming ensconced on the French Pacific territory. General Alexander Patch was the G.O.C. They were National Guardsmen.

  102. C.L.

    I meant to do so earlier today but – with time now on my side – I remind interested readers of the role Jesuits played in coaching the Kennedy family on how they could be both “Catholics” and pro-abortion. The Wall Street Journal told the story back in 2009, although the broad brushstrokes of the so-called ‘Hyannisport colloquium’ had been reasonably well-known before then. The parallels with this week’s Jesuit intervention in the Australian SS”M” debate are mirror-like.

    At a meeting at the Kennedy compound in Hyannisport, Mass., on a hot summer day in 1964, the Kennedy family and its advisers and allies were coached by leading theologians and Catholic college professors on how to accept and promote abortion with a “clear conscience.”

    The former Jesuit priest Albert Jonsen, emeritus professor of ethics at the University of Washington, recalls the meeting in his book “The Birth of Bioethics” (Oxford, 2003). He writes about how he joined with the Rev. Joseph Fuchs, a Catholic moral theologian; the Rev. Robert Drinan SJ, then dean of Boston College Law School; and three academic theologians, the Revs. Giles Milhaven, Richard McCormick SJ and Charles Curran, to enable the Kennedy family to redefine support for abortion.

    Mr. Jonsen writes that the Hyannisport colloquium was influenced by the position of another Jesuit, the Rev. John Courtney Murray, a position that “distinguished between the moral aspects of an issue and the feasibility of enacting legislation about that issue.” It was the consensus at the Hyannisport conclave that Catholic politicians “might tolerate legislation that would permit abortion under certain circumstances if political efforts to repress this moral error led to greater perils to social peace and order.”

    This is exactly the “greater good” argument being posited by Frank Brennan.
    Fifty-three year-old intellectual garbage.

  103. C.L.

    The biggest tests imaginable for a President have been passed with flying colours by Trump.
    1. North Korea’s threat to bomb Guam. Trump won.
    2. The Texas Inundation – being handled extremely well.

  104. Drbeaugan

    Last night, at four am, I got my long promised thunderstorm. Sheet lightning as bright as day every few seconds. Not much thunder, but it was fun. I sat on my balcony and smoked a cigar, and got rained on, though not much.

    Just over a week left, then back to Oz and spring. I expect it will feel freezing by comparison.

  105. Gab

    SO WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING WITH YOURSELF THROUGOUT THE DAYS, dR bEAUGAN?

  106. Gab

    Oh dear! Sorry – didn’t realise caps were on!

    So what have you been doing with yourself throughout the days, Dr Beaugan?

  107. Boambee John

    Muddy

    The Americal Division included the 132nd (Illinois NG), 164th (North Dakota NG) and 182nd (Massachusetts NG) Infantry Regiments, so we are still talking about northerners. It was organised on New Caledonia on 24 May 1942 from Task Force 6814.

    It later gained some notoriety in Vietnam, at My Lai, and was re-named the 23rd Infantry Division.

  108. Drbeaugan

    SO WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING WITH YOURSELF THROUGOUT THE DAYS, dR bEAUGAN?

    Slaving over a hot computer, Gab, when not thinking about how to do some horrid sums and smoking cigars. And checking on the cat, of course. I’ve got peeling pink knees from to much Sunshine.

  109. zyconoclast

    Report: Trump Is Ending DACA Program

    President Trump is ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Fox News has learned from a senior White House official. The initiative, enforced under President Obama, does not provide legal status, but it would allow certain illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as minors protection from immediate deportation.

  110. Empire GTHO Phase III
    #2485552, posted on September 1, 2017 at 6:11 pm
    Freemasonry is a different kettle of fish. There is no universal organisation.
    Post WWII, it was common for returned servicemen (at least protestants) to join a lodge. Concepts of fraternity and brotherly love resonated with discharged soldiers.

    Access to beer after Lodge closed, while the 6 o’clock swill was still in force, was a motivator too.

  111. Fleeced

    Bisexuals are rightfully first because they make the effort to accommodate everyone equally

    LOL.

    Of course, with gender fluidity, they’ll need to call themselves Polysexuals…

  112. Gab

    Pshaw! You could slave over a hot computer in Perth! Travel half way around the world and you sit in front of a computer!! Young generation these days!

  113. Boambee John

    Gab
    #2485723, posted on September 1, 2017 at 9:15 pm
    Oh dear! Sorry – didn’t realise caps were on!

    Another head down typist, my style!

  114. Muddy

    Thanks Boambee John. I’m too tired and cranky to think straight tonight. The early months of the Americal Div, which landed at Noumea on the 12th of March, roughly 21,000 strong, were interesting from an Australian point of view, because an Australian independent company trained elements of the 182nd Infantry Regiment in guerrilla warfare for a time. The O.C. of the Australian coy became attached to Patch’s staff and served with the Div on Guadalcanal where he was awarded a DSC, and was later killed in action on Bougainville.

  115. Gab

    I’m teaching myself to touch type, Boambee. It;s slow going though.

  116. Fleeced

    Heh… we could actually end up with phrases like, “serial monogamist polysexual”.

    We’re well beyond Brave New World language, now.

    Do they still read that at school? I’m old enough that I had both Animal Farm and Brave New World as high school texts.

  117. zyconoclast

    Sound familiar?

    In Los Angeles, Columbus Day is toppled like a Confederate statue

    Los Angeles has become the largest city nationwide to remove Columbus Day as an official city holiday, replacing it with a day to commemorate indigenous people.
    The nearly unanimous decision Wednesday by the city council added Los Angeles to a growing list of U.S. cities to adopt similar measures, eliminating a holiday that many Native American activist groups and others see as offensive. The second Monday of October, a paid holiday for Los Angeles employees, will now be called “Indigenous Peoples Day.”

  118. JC

    Of course, with gender fluidity, they’ll need to call themselves Polysexuals…

    I can think of
    Hetros
    Homos
    lezzos
    Fence sitters Bi

    What are the rest?

  119. stackja

    76 Evatt to Dixon
    Cablegram 159 CANBERRA, 16 November 1942

    MOST IMMEDIATE MOST SECRET

    Please convey the following message urgently to the President from the Prime Minister:-

    Dear President Roosevelt, I have carefully considered the suggestion in your message of 1st November [1] for the retention of the 9th A.I.F. Division in the Middle East and your proposal to send a U.S. Division to Australia from Hawaii conditionally on the right to divert it elsewhere within the South-West and South Pacific Areas.

    12. We are grateful to learn that you are sending to the South or South-West Pacific Area a division from Hawaii. [11] We would be delighted to welcome it to Australia, where it would be an invaluable addition to the two splendid American divisions already here. [12] Yours sincerely,

    JOHN CURTIN

    EVATT

  120. LOL, Xerox Maximus lives up to his reputation for plagiarism by copy-and-pasting great slabs of text in lieu of an argument.

  121. Drbeaugan

    I am running Linux Mint, Serena. Zk2A said he found it unintelligible, and my guess is he got the command line version. This requires knowledge of UNIX to make it work. Serena is a GUI not very different from Windows XP and much cleaner. I installed TeXworks over my phone when passing Adelaide, so I can write in mathematics conveniently. I also have Maxima, for doing symbolic calculations and drawings nice graphs.

    If I have my computer with a decent internet connection, I can be a happy little soul pretty much anywhere, and sunshine and the sea outside my door are icing on the cake.

    Oh, and cigars. Don’t forget the cigars.

  122. Fleeced

    What are the rest?

    I don’t recall that the current alphabet things stand for

    LGBTQi

    The i is intersex… I’m not sure why it’s lowercase, but these are people with an actual genetic condition.

    Les’ be friends.
    Gay
    Bi
    Trans
    Queer (?)
    intersex

    But they keep adding more. Multiple genders now. And you get to choose your own pronouns. And that doesn’t even take into account the “otherkin”. People who identify as animals, or elves or shit (too much World of Warcraft).

  123. Drbeaugan

    Sitting and thinking and smoking cigars is best done outside, Gab, and that’s not very pleasant when it’s cold and windy. Much nicer in Sri Lanka..😁

  124. srr

    James O’Keefe Retweeted
    Project Veritas‏ @Project_Veritas Aug 30

    Do you work in the MSM?
    Wanna rat out your boss?
    Send your encrypted and secure tips anonymously to [email protected]

  125. Gab

    Sitting and thinking and smoking cigars is best done outside

    Yeah, it’s illegal to do any of things in Australia, Doc, let alone all at the same time.

  126. srr

    James O’Keefe‏ @JamesOKeefeIII Aug 29

    On the inside?
    Don’t like what’s happening in Silicon Valley?
    Send an encrypted tip to [email protected].

  127. srr

    James O’Keefe‏ @JamesOKeefeIII Aug 30

    If you have info about the #DeepState, send your anonymous tips to us – encrypted and secure. [email protected]

  128. Robert Mc

    LOL, Xerox Maximus lives up to his reputation for plagiarism by copy-and-pasting great slabs of text in lieu of an argument.

    THWACK seems original. He uses it so much he must have it copyrighted.

  129. srr

    James O’Keefe‏ @JamesOKeefeIII Aug 27
    James O’Keefe Retweeted Lizzie Johnson

    Own it, media.
    When people get assaulted by the antifa you made it happen.
    This is what you want.
    As for us, we’re infiltrating them and you

    Lizzie Johnson‏Verified account @lizziejohnsonnn

    “Take his camera, take his phone,” they are shouting at a journalist. #berkeley
    https://twitter.com/lizziejohnsonnn/status/901918372438220800

  130. stackja

    United States Army in World War II
    The War in the Pacific

    Victory in Papua

    by
    Samuel Milner

    CHAPTER XI
    I Corps Reaches the Front
    The failure of the 32d Division to take Buna by the end of November had strong repercussions at Port Moresby. The feeling there was that the division had bogged down because of poor leadership, 1 a feeling that was to cost General Harding his command.

    General Blamey had indeed spoken disparagingly to General MacArthur of the performance of the 32d Division. The conversation had taken place five days before at Government House, General MacArthur’s headquarters at Port Moresby. General Kenney, who had been present (and had made a note of General Blamey’s remarks), felt that it had been “a bitter pill for General MacArthur to swallow.”20 It must have been, for it was about this time, as General Kenney recalls further, that General MacArthur “began to be worried about the caliber of his infantry.” Stories that American troops were fighting badly and that some had even thrown away their guns and fled in panic from the enemy were reaching headquarters,21 as were observers’ reports which were distinctly unfavorable in tone. The observers noted that the troops and their officers seemed to lack aggressiveness, that many of the junior leaders did not seem to know their business, and that “too many” commanders were trying to conduct operations from a command post. At least one of the observers seems to have gone so far as to say that the 32d Division would not fight.22

    Footnotes

    1. Interv, Louis Morton with Gen Sutherland, Washington, D. C., 12 Nov 46; Intervs with Gen Eichelberger, 20 Nov 48, 6 Feb 50, 12 May 50; Interv with Gen Chamberlin, 14 Jan 50; Kenney, General Kenney Reports, pp. 150-151, 154, 156-157.

    20. Kenney, General Kenney Reports, p. 153.

    21. Ibid., pp. 150, 154, 156, 157. The incident which had given rise to these stories occurred on 24 November (see above, p. 186). The units involved were Company E, 128th Infantry, and the Weapons Platoon of Company G, 128th Infantry, then in their first day of combat.

    22. Col Knight’s Buna Rpt. Colonel Knight summarizes these unfavorable reports without mentioning specifically who originated them.

  131. srr

    C-SPAN interviews James O’Keefe about his book “Breakthrough”
    veritasvisuals
    Aug 25, 2017
    At FreedomFest on July 20, 2017, C-SPAN interviewed James O’Keefe about his 2014 book entitled “Breakthrough: Our Guerilla War to Expose Fraud and Save Democracy.”

  132. srr

    James O’Keefe at FreedomFest: The State of the Media
    Project Veritas Action
    Aug 29, 2017
    Founder of Project Veritas and Project Veritas Action, James O’Keefe provides his take on how the current news media landscape came to be, and proposes a solution to promote more transparent and honest news media.

    See more at http://www.projectveritasaction.com

  133. Muddy

    “Out of a curtain of misty rain, that hung over an Australian port one sultry morning, little knots of expectant people saw two hazy blurs grow into great grey troopships coming in on the tide to port, says the “Daily Mirror.” They were the vanguard of the greatest convoy ever to cross the Pacific, and carried the initial contingents of the mighty U.S. expeditionary force planned by the Allied Command to help in defending Australia, and also to make this country a base for offensive action against the enemy.
    As the ships were swung by tugs into the wharves an Anzac band struck up “The Star-spangled Banner.” Thousands of men lining the deck rails cheered as coo-ees drifted to them from crowds behind barriers outside the wharves.
    When, headed by an Anzac band, and in companies of 60, the American troops marched away from the wharf, they were given a tumultuous reception, notwithstanding that their arrival had not been publicly announced.”

    [Dungog Chronicle: Durham and Gloucester Advertiser, 20 March, 1942, p.2 via http://www.trove.nla.gov.au].

  134. Indolent

    Donald J. Trump Verified Account
    @realDonaldTrump

    Texas is heeling fast thanks to all of the great men & women who have been working so hard. But still, so much to do. Will be back tomorrow!

    Oh dear, a spelling mistake! Will we hear about anything else tomorrow?

  135. Stimpson J. Cat

    SO WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING WITH YOURSELF THROUGOUT THE DAYS, dR bEAUGAN?

    Quiet down Goddamn it!
    My ears are sensitive.

  136. Muddy

    stackja.
    MacArthur never got any closer to ‘the front’ than Ower’s Corner, the jeephead at the beginning of the track over the Owen Stanleys. I think that the 32nd Div at Buna (there was also a small Australian unit there at the beginning: the 2/6th Australian Independent Company) got a bad rap. Everyone was inexperienced at this time, and the unrealistic political pressure didn’t help. Reconnaissance was poor, and ‘jungle training’ was still months away.

  137. Muddy

    Quiet down Goddamn it!
    My ears are sensitive.

    This is a library thank you, Mr. Stimpy. Watch your ‘Goddamns’ please. There are atheists present.

  138. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Oh, and cigars. Don’t forget the cigars.

    Did you find your cubans?

  139. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    United States Army in World War II
    The War in the Pacific

    Victory in Papua

    by
    Samuel Milner

    One of those volumes of the “Official History of the United States Army in World War Two” – and I’ll be damned if I can remember which one – cites the orders Douglas MacArthur was given when he arrived in Australia. He was NOT there to defend Australia against Japanese invasion, and, if part of Australia HAD been invaded and occupied, he was NOT to devote any resources to recapturing any occupied territories. His priority was the drive North, to recapture the Philippines…

  140. Oh dear, a spelling mistake! Will we hear about anything else tomorrow?

    I doubt it will be a big deal.
    Obumbi once spelled “Colombia” as “Columbia” on a formal document and there was barely a murmur from the press.
    They seem to have little interest in such things.

  141. Boambee John

    Muddy

    By the time the 32nd Division got to Buna there were several Australian brigades there, not just an independent company (actually, not sure any independent company was there). Most had advanced across the Kokoda Track, and were well understrength. The 18th Brigade also came from Milne Bay a bit later.

    I think that the 2/6th Independent Company was in the Wau/Salamau area at that time?

  142. Stimpson J. Cat

    LGBTQi

    Jesus F$cking Christ Fleeced.
    Read upthread.
    I told you the acronym order has changed.
    It’s BiGTL.
    Intersex go in the middle because they are sort of in the middle.

  143. Rabz

    Hottest winter evah?

    My quarterly electricity bill, mostly for running an electric heater: $920.

    Yep, $920 for a small, one-person house.

    Areff – I don’t quite yet feel your pain, however I’m dreading my winter quarter power bill. Not because I can’t afford it, but because of its effect on my blood pressure – and yes, I live in a cottage occupied by one person, heated by a small electric heater. The place dates from the 1930s and is like a fridge in winter.

    The first winter power bill in the first place I ever bought, back in 1995, was $91.

  144. Stimpson J. Cat

    THWACK seems original. He uses it so much he must have it copyrighted.

    Back in the cellar you degenerate shifty sock stalking skin sewing sewer dweller.

  145. Muddy

    Speaking of resources, Zulu, relatively few people are aware of the reverse lend-lease arrangements that Australia had with the U.S. in the first few years of the war in the Pacific, and what we contributed to the U.S. forces in terms of food, clothing, mechanical equipment, and personnel to service American needs. Certainly the U.S. far outdid us in terms of industrial capacity and human resources, however I believe that the common perception is still that Australia contributed little, if anything, and was ‘saved’ by the sheer generosity of our American betters.

  146. Boambee John

    m0nty

    I hope I am not boring you with this unimaginative military history detail.

    I realise you are easily bored.

  147. Muddy

    Boambee John.
    Yes, the 2/6th Ind Coy was at Buna. Their O.C. was Major Harry Harcourt. Their unit history “The Purple Devils” by Syd Trigellis-Smith gives some interesting info. It is possible that a patrol of theirs was the first to enter the village of Kokoda after it was evacuated by the Japanese.

    The 2/5th and 2/7th Ind Coys were at Wau-Mubo at the time. The 2/5th had been there since May ’42, and the 2/7th arrived in October, but didn’t deploy forward until late Dec.

    This topic is my forte.

  148. cohenite

    If the Japs eating live headless squid is the weird of the week William Holden dancing with Kim Novak in Picnic is the sublime:

  149. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Speaking of resources, Zulu, relatively few people are aware of the reverse lend-lease arrangements that Australia had with the U.S. in the first few years of the war in the Pacific, and what we contributed to the U.S. forces in terms of food, clothing, mechanical equipment, and personnel to service American needs.

    The “Official History” of the Quartermaster’s Corps in World War Two makes reference to that. Worth reading.

  150. Stimpson J. Cat

    There are atheists present.

    Bet they are looking forward to death.
    It’ll be a great party right?
    Am I right atheists, a great party?

    You idiots.
    Who in their right mind wants to believe in there being nothing after you die?
    You won’t even get to gloat to anyone that you were right.
    You won’t even know if you were right, only if you were WRONG.
    You understand that yes?

    Honestly I don’t know why Jesus bothered.
    It was to win a bet with his old man, I am certain of it.

  151. srr

    A Hells Angels Story on How to Deal with Unpredictable People
    Jordan B Peterson

  152. Muddy

    The “Official History” of the Quartermaster’s Corps in World War Two makes reference to that. Worth reading.

    I have so many of those type of books and other documents downloaded, I’m not sure I will get through them in the next five years! It’s one benefit of the interthingy (apart from being a great procrastination resource).

  153. Muddy

    I’m off to get some beauty sleep. I’d love to see the military history theme continue though, even if only to annoy JC.

  154. Rabz

    Thanks, Cohenite, That clip was magnifique.

    Pinched waists – consigned to the dustbin of history.

    Sad.

  155. Baldrick

    Back in the cellar you degenerate shifty sock stalking skin sewing sewer dweller.

    I’m loving your work there Stimpy. 😸

  156. srr

    0HOUR1 Retweeted
    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 45m45 minutes ago

    Wow, looks like James Comey exonerated Hillary Clinton long before the investigation was over…and so much more. A rigged system!

  157. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I have so many of those type of books and other documents downloaded, I’m not sure I will get through them in the next five years! It’s one benefit of the interthingy (apart from being a great procrastination resource).

    I’m discovering that, in retirement. The work day used to feature an hour a day, in the office, between 6 A.M. and 7.00 A.M doing the paperwork. It’s now an hour a day, sitting on the verandah, overlooking the Avon Valley, catching up on the reading.

  158. Stimpson J. Cat

    I’m loving your work there Stimpy. 😸

    This version has better flow.
    Sigh. It’s always after you post you see the issues.

    Back in the sewer you degenerate shifty sock stalking skin sewing cellar dweller.

  159. Baldrick

    No, this is not a parody account. It’s the real deal:

    Rotherham Council ✔ @RMBCPress
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  160. srr

    Crime
    Female deputy DA found bloody, beaten after gang attack in California
    By 0hour1 – September 1, 2017

    A deputy district attorney was the victim of a gruesome gang attack in Orange County, Calif., in an apparent attempt to prevent her from giving closing arguments in a gang murder trial.

    The woman, whose name has been withheld, stumbled — bloody and bruised — into the Newport Workout gym in Newport Beach early Thursday morning, Fox 11 Los Angeles reported. A trainer inside the gym came to her aid.

    “It looked as if a bucket of red-blood paint was poured over her head and every part of her face and shirt was red,” trainer Ron Cary told Fox 11, adding that he initially thought the woman had fallen while jogging.

    “One of the trainers yelled, ‘Call the police.’ She didn’t run and fall, she was attacked,” Cary said. “I overheard her saying she either works for the DA or is the DA of San Bernardino and she’s either in a trial or acting for the murder trial.”

    San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Christopher Lee confirmed to Fox 11 the following: “A member of our office was involved in an incident that is currently under investigation.”

    Lee declined to comment further.

    A law enforcement source told the local news station that the woman was about to give closing arguments in a gang murder trial and may have been targeted by gang members and that she’s been followed before.

    “I heard things coming out of her mouth like, ‘Was I raped?,’ ‘I was unconscious. I don’t know how long,’ ‘Are they here?’ ‘Are they coming?’ Still a little scatterbrained,” Cary said. “We turned around and saw a woman who could barely walk covered head-to-toe in blood.”

    Newport Beach police say the woman was not sexually assaulted or robbed. The victim doesn’t remember anything about her attackers, police said.

    There were no arrests as of early Friday morning.

  161. areff

    Rabz: your joint sounds like mine. One big bedroom, one big livingroom, one useless kitchen (no bench space) and one small 10×10 office. I’m right on the beach, so I do get a lot of cold winds straight off the water and the house is old and drafty ….. but $900+!!!!!! God Almighty but this country has had the Richard if Turnbull, Shorten & Co. represent the best and brightest. Collectively, they’re dimmer than one Turnbulb’s eco-friendly lightbulbs

  162. Rabz

    Areff – that is why I’m considering emigrating.

    I shudder to think of the irrepairable damage Teats Peanuthead and her not so merry band of circus freaks will wreak on this country.

  163. Top Ender

    Has anyone knowledge of the exact wording of the question about to be mailed to us all about SSM?

  164. Rabz

    Are you not a horrible racist fascist homophobic moozley massacring Hanson fellating reactionary criminal?

  165. Rabz

    TE – that’s an initial draft that “accidentally” ended up on my desk.

  166. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Has anyone knowledge of the exact wording of the question about to be mailed to us all about SSM?

    I’m struggling with the whole shooting match. If a majority of Australians say “NO” is that the matter settled, once and for all?

  167. Top Ender

    Ae you now, or have you ever been, a critic of XYZ marriage proposals?

  168. Makka

    I’m struggling with the whole shooting match. If a majority of Australians say “NO” is that the matter settled, once and for all?
    Until about 10 minutes after Tits becomes PM.

  169. Rabz

    Do you agree that a human being and a canine of indeterminate gender should be able to engage in a whole lot o’ consensual nookie on an ongoing formal basis?

    If not, why not?

  170. Rabz
    #2485805, posted on September 1, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Areff – that is why I’m considering emigrating.

    Do it

    You could have more freedom, a better life, less tax and cheaper power supply in a third world country than Australiastan

  171. Rabz

    Yes, but where, Carpes?

    Email Sinc, please.

  172. I’m struggling with the whole shooting match. If a majority of Australians say “NO” is that the matter settled, once and for all?

    Irrelevant question, Zulu. A majority of Australians won’t say “NO”.
    That might be the apparent initial outcome of the raw data.
    However the plebiscite is being conducted by the ABS, not the AEC.
    So the raw data will need to be “seasonally adjusted” before the final outcome can be determined.
    I suspect they’ll use the BoM’s computer model used to determine average temperatures.

    ———————————–
    Jeez I’m lonely.
    First night Mrs MV and I have been apart since I was in hospital seven years ago.

  173. The question will be: ‘Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?’

    There you go, Zulu. You’ll note that some people could be forgiven if they conclude, given such a question, that SSRs are illegal. They equivocate re ‘marry’; all they could mean is register such a relationship as a marital one.

  174. Rabz

    MV – you’ll live. We enjoy you being here, you crotchety ol’ bastard.

  175. Top Ender

    Check in now and again MV.

    We will be around to annoy.

    O vice-versa.

  176. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    First night Mrs MV and I have been apart since I was in hospital seven years ago.

    Glad to see you back, Memory Vault, glad indeed.

  177. max

    On the attack in Barcelona:

    With “regular people” and medical personnel scrambling all around helping the suffering, the absence Sexton noted was any presence of Catholic priests. He told me, “Not a single priest appeared in my sight to give Extreme Unction to the dying, to comfort those in agony, to give witness to those in shock that Christ is with us, that he has overcome the world and that we must be willing to undergo any and every trial for the sake of the Kingdom.” He says even if a priest did nothing, standing there in his cassock would have born witness. But the dying saw no minister of God to assist them.

    There are four Churches near to the attack: the Basilica of St. Maria, the parish of St. Augustin, the parish of St. Philip Neri, and the Cathedral of the Cardinal Archbishop of Barcelona. Sexton wonders why priests did not run to the cacophonous sound of the sirens converging on the neighborhood.

    Into this seemingly retreating and even absent Church comes radical Islam. Catalonia is a hot bed of Islamic radicalism. Catalonia has the highest Muslim population in Spain and, according to Soeren Kern of the Gatestone Institute, “it is also one of the most Islamized regions of the country.” Out of 7.5 million residents, Catalonia has an estimated 500,000 Muslims. That is almost 7 percent, but Kern says the Muslim population of some towns ranges upward of 40 percent, mostly young men from North Africa and Southeast Asia. What could go wrong?

    Catalan terrorism expert Jofre Montoto estimates that 10 percent of the Muslims in Catalonia have become radicalized. The Spanish national police estimate there are roughly 60,000 Pakistani Muslims living in and around Barcelona alone. A five-page diplomatic cable reported, “There is little doubt that the autonomous region of Catalonia has become a prime base of operations for terrorist activity.” The cable was from ten years ago, three years after the Madrid train bombing that took 192 lives. It’s not like the Spanish did not know.

    Into the stew there is the leftist Catalonian government that has been resistant to take even meagre precautions or to heed massive warning that something was about to happen.

    After the Islamist truck attack in Berlin last year, the national police force ordered all central, regional, and municipal police departments to “implement physical security measures to protect public spaces” including “large planters or bollards at access points to hinder or prevent entry of vehicles.” Barcelona’s left-wing mayor has repeatedly refused to “fill Barcelona with barriers.”

    Only weeks before the attack, the CIA warned the Catalan government that The Ramblas was being targeted for attack and that an attack was imminent.

    What’s more, the Islamist built the bomb intended to blast La Sagrada Familia practically in plain sight, in an abandoned chalet in the beach town of Alcanar, a mere 120 miles from Barcelona. A large terror cell occupied the vacant house and went to work and no one noticed when they collected more than 100 large gas canisters that they later filled with an explosive known as the “Mother of Satan.” The terror cell was led by an Imam named Abdelbaki Es-Satti, a convicted drug dealer who spent four years in prison but was inexplicably allowed to stay in Catalonia. Rather than blow up Gaudi’s masterpiece, Es-Satti went to his maker when he accidentally detonated his deadly device. He took only one of his death-cult followers with him.

    The sea upon which the Islamists seemingly sail with impunity is one provided by the leftists of Catalonia who want to break away from Spain. It should be remembered that this region was the most radical and most anti-Catholic during the Spanish Civil War. As in many parts of the world, there is a cozy relationship between leftist radicals and radical Islam. Soeren Kern, writing at the Gatestone Institute, makes the rather shocking claim that more than 10,000 Catalans with connections to the Catalan separatist movement have actually converted to Islam.

    And then we have the Catholic Church, the Church that seemed to have been absent that day on The Ramblas as 14 people lay dead and dying. Here is what the Cardinal Archbishop said the day after Islamic radicals murdered some of his flock, including that little boy who died crumpled and face down in the gutter: “God is the God of life and love in all religions.”

    Gaudi’s church may be blown up one day. It may become a Mosque. Who knows. What we do know is a void will always be filled.

  178. Check in now and again MV.

    Oh, I’ll be around, Top Ender.
    Apart from ensuring Mrs MV’s chooks and plants don’t die, I’ve got nothing else to do.

  179. Harlequin Decline

    A great version of the Elvis hit Devil in Disguise.

  180. Rabz

    Thanks, Max – the reconquista continues apace.

  181. Drbeaugan

    Did you find your cubans?

    Afraid not, Zippy.

  182. Lysander

    SRR, your retarded posts don’t warrant a response. But…I don’t agree with a lot of what Pope Frank has said. Sincerely. But I grant him one, and only one, excuse. When Archbishop Romero told the filthy rich elite of El Salvador to respect, love and treat “the workers” with care, he was condemned as a socialist. At the same time he told those employers to respect their employees and treat them with dignity, he was condemned as a capitalist fascist. Frank can’t deviate from the Magesterium of the RCC; that would require an ecumenical council of infinite proportions.

    There has also been a lot of misreporting of Frank’s speeches.

    Now, let’s take your perspective SRR… Either Papa Francesco is part of the Reptilian Monarchy or he is misinformed (but still controlled by Magesterium as noted above), is a shapeshifter, is the Anti-Christ666 or he is just the Archbishop of Rome with a social conscience who’d like to shake things up but can’t without the approval of Vatican Govt (Curia)?

    Oh, but wait, Alex Jones and Paul Watson are “onto it?” Hmmm… I don’t want to increase your psychiatrist’s wages or or local chemist’s income but you are waisting my taxpayer dollars on the PBS for fucked up retards, but have you ever considered Alex Jones and Watson might be part of the system?

    Yes yes yes Luke, feel the force… of Alex Jones and Paul Watson are SO RIGHT about all of these conspiracies of locking down the truth, then why aren’t they locked down? Oh, I guess it’s some “reverse reptilian relativity?” SRR, you ARE fakenews.

    Excuse me now whilst I masturbate into JFK’s missing skull with Queen Liz and Pope Frank on a map of the flat Earth and give exclusive access to Jones and Watson to cover it as a conspiracy.

  183. Lysander

    Whatever SRR, I’m off to bed. Nite

  184. srr

    Report: FBI Labeled Antifa Domestic Terrorism Long Before Ryan, Rubio, Romney Declared ‘No Sides’

    GOP members who gave moral cover to violent “antifa” rioters and terrorists
    to virtue signal against President Trump.
    http://media.breitbart.com/media/2017/09/gop-antifa-640×480.jpg
    L to R: Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney.

    Politico reports that the Obama Administration “formally classified” Antifa’s activities as “domestic terrorist violence” as early as April 2016.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/01/report-fbi-labeled-antifa-domestic-terrorism-way-ryan-rubio-romney-declared-no-sides/

  185. Zatara

    Technically speaking, no. The first U.S. division to land in Australia was the Americal Division, in early March ’42. They only stayed in Melbourne for a weekend I think, before tripping across to New Caledonia. They were originally known as Task Force (I forget the number), and named the Americal Div some weeks after becoming ensconced on the French Pacific territory. General Alexander Patch was the G.O.C. They were National Guardsmen.

    That would be Force 6184.

    But, if the question is who were the first US National Guard troops to arrive in Australia that would be the National Guard Artillery Brigade who landed in Brisbane with the Pensacola Convoy on 22 December 1941.

    It consisted of the 1st Battalion of the 148th Idaho Field Artillery, the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the South Dakota Field Artillery, and TA DA…. the 2nd Battalion of the Texas Field Artillery. So we found some Southerners after all.

    The Pensacola Convoy. Very interesting read.

  186. Zatara

    Aftermath to the Pensacola Convoy:

    The Bloemfontein with an escort composed of the cruisers USS Boise (CL-47) and USS Marblehead (CL-12) and destroyers USS Barker (DD-213), USS Parrott (DD-218), USS Bulmer (DD-222), USS Stewart (DD-224), and USS Pope (DD-225) departing from Darwin to Surabaya was able to transport the 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery arriving Surabaya on 11 January 1942, where it joined other Allied forces. The battalion was commended for its service in the Battle of Java, during March 1942. After a general Allied surrender, most of its personnel became POWs. However, Headquarters 26th Field Artillery Brigade evacuated Java on 27 February 1942 and returned to Australia on 4 March 1942.

    Seventeen of the eighteen P-40 fighter planes shipped on the Admiral Halstead were quickly assembled, then assigned to the 17th Pursuit Squadron (Provisional), formed 15 January from pursuit pilots of the Far East Air Force sent from Luzon at the end of December 1941 to ferry the aircraft back to the Philippines. Japanese advances southward into the Netherlands East Indies cut the ferry route and isolated MacArthur’s forces, however. From Brisbane on 16 January, the 17th PS flew its aircraft across northern Australia to Darwin, Northern Territory, where it remained until 24 January, when it moved via Kupang and Bali to its base on Java. On 1 March, the squadron evacuated Java, leaving its surviving aircraft to the Dutch military.

    Eleven of the A-24s reached Java on 11 February, assigned to the 27th Bombardment Group’s 91st Bomb Squadron. All were lost in action. Several others were later assigned to the 3rd Bombardment Group; most of these were shot down on 26 July 1942, while attacking Japanese shipping off Buna, New Guinea.

    The battalions of the 147th and 148th Field Artillery Regiments on the convoy were sent to Darwin to reinforce northern Australia. The 147th units were later reorganized as the 147th and 260th Field Artillery Battalions. The 148th units became the 148th Field Artillery Battalion. Both battalions served in the Southwest Pacific.

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