Monday Forum: January 8, 2018

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  1. Mater

    Leigh,
    It happens with overhead lines as well.
    If you compare one of the high voltage lines running into Ballarat on a 10 deg day and then on a 40 deg day, it’ll be hanging much lower. The extra Amps for ACs will have heated it up and expanded the metal (copper or aluminium). That is why lines have sags in them…to allow for the variation without pulling over the poles. The ambient temp has a small effect but not nearly as much as the heat generated by the electrical flow.
    In Tasmania, they have a problem with snow building up on the high voltage lines and snapping them. To counter this, during the snow season, they jam up the Amps every 30 minutes or so and melt it off.

  2. Snoopy

    Climate Council @climatecouncil
    Gen Y’s have never experienced a year of below average global temperatures in their life.
    Under 40?
    You have never experience a single year of below average global temperatures.

    Let’s for a minute accept that average global temperatures as measured are valid.

    Since any single person can only be in once place at a time, how is it possible for anyone to ever experience below average global temperatures?

  3. Baldrick

    Replying to @climatecouncil
    Are you useless fucks still around? There are birds falling out of trees in Florida – dying from the cold. If Gen Y want to experience below global temps get ’em to buy a plane ticket to Florida. You zombies.

    Nicely done JC. They’re not getting much fan mail.

  4. egg_

    Perhaps, she can become a customer?

    Grigsie will need to have the proper PPE to remove that particular pelt.

    When the skin’s relaxed, it’ll probably resemble Gillian Triggs.
    “Fitting” for Grigs.

  5. In the electricity industry, there is one overriding truth. High temps = High usage. An infallible and direct correlation and all forecasts for usage

    True for electronic components too.

  6. Leigh Lowe

    What is weird is that Googlery spent the whole day trying to get people to repeat a salacious rumour about Julia Gillard’s partner, Timmy, and no-one would buy in.
    Honestly, Googles, if you want to bag Timmy, just go for it.
    It’s not like that stuff hasn’t been said about him before on the web.

  7. Stimpson J. Cat

    I think we can all agree that anyone who willingly follows the dictates of this current Commie Pope is no Christian, but instead a diabolical Open Borders refugee foot fetishist hippy, much like him.

  8. Leigh Lowe

    Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    #2605680, posted on January 9, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    Sacked ‘Google Memo’ author files lawsuit accusing search giant of discriminating against white males

    Oh, I do hope this one ends up before Judge Gorsuch and whoever replaces Bader-Ginsburg when everyone wakes up that she is as dead as Grig’s mummy.

  9. struth

    Climate Council @climatecouncil
    Gen Y’s have never experienced a year of below average global temperatures in their life.
    Under 40?
    You have never experience a single year of below average global temperatures.

    Actually, gen Y, you’ve experienced fuck all of life , full stop..

    If you are under forty you may never have experienced a charlatan trying to get you to crap your dacks, until now.
    Over forties will tell you to follow the money and look up the word “corruption”.

  10. egg_

    Since any single person can only be in once place at a time, how is it possible for anyone to ever experience below average global temperatures?

    How could they sense any variation in such an abstract statistic?

  11. Baldrick

    Are we to take that as Jack Thompson has been “othered”?

    Jack’s the quintessential Aussie pub brawler.

  12. struth

    You have never experience a single year of below average global temperatures.

    Because you have never been able to be everywhere around the globe.
    No one has ever experienced average global anything.

  13. egg_

    Sacked ‘Google Memo’ author files lawsuit accusing search giant of discriminating against white males

    What of the black female exec sacked over anti-tokenism remarks?

  14. notafan

    No no struth.

    You claimed to be a Catholic.

    Ie you lied.

    Your arguments are both incoherent and Islamic.

    Islam claims there are two kinds of people, one with full Allah given rights and others without.

    Incidentally I take it that your position is that anyone who professes the Christian faith and attempts to live it is a ‘rabid churchy’?

    Christianity is not a western religion, another islamic paradigm you have stumbled into.

    It doesn’t matter if particular societies denied those rights for them to have existed.

    As for claiming that DB’s views are ‘a very new concept’

    Just sad.

    Your knowledge of Christian beliefs about humanity continue to astound.

    You on the other hand, just make it up as you go along.

    As for claiming you are smarter than DB and DrBG

    Lol.

  15. Josh

    The AFL’s Essendon appoints Luke Ball as their manager of people performance.
    Ball will report to Lisa Lawry, the general manager of people and culture.

  16. DrBeauGan

    Take government out of your thinking, as we are discussing what actually is a human right and how it came about.

    So your position is that they came to exist because people thought about them and our ancestors fought for them. True but not sufficient.

    I agree that they are linguistic constructs insofar as things like Truth and Justice are things you don’t find in the physical world but only in human beings. The question is, are they only linguistic constructs or do they depend upon something in human nature? Do you believe Truth and Justice and a hunger for Liberty are part of being human? And that Christendom recognised this fact? Or do you think it just happened in the West by chance? Why did our ancestors fight for it? Surely because some of them found something inside themselves that responded to the ideas. And judging by Tian Anmen square, the desire for freedom is widespread, as is the hunger for power. We may have been lucky that Truth, Justice and Liberty didn’t get crushed in Europe but you still haven’t explained where these things come from.

    I don’t see any alternative to the belief that they correspond to innate hungers in human beings. Just as the desire to control others is a hunger that some poor devils suffer from.

  17. Rae

    Should we erect some bollards around feelthebern?

    Maybe. He’s totally ignored JCs perfectly reasonable request for clarification, and JC has been known to get quite unhappy with people who don’t co-operate with him.

  18. Stimpson J. Cat

    Maybe. He’s totally ignored JCs perfectly reasonable request for clarification, and JC has been known to get quite unhappy with people who don’t co-operate with him.

    JC is Grigs your manager?

  19. JC

    Harry Houdini’s house sold. It’s a little creepy, but possibly because it’s from that era.
    https://ny.curbed.com/2018/1/8/16863814/harry-houdini-harlem-townhouse-sold

  20. calli

    I’m enjoying this discussion on rights. Dr Beau’s last comment made me think of this. Also Ecclesiastes 3:11.

  21. JC

    That’s an unspeakably offensive comment, Stimson. The worst in the past 48 hours, which is saying something.

  22. egg_

    Just as the desire to control others is a hunger that some poor devils suffer from.

    Because they can’t control their own reactions to the world, they try to change the world around them.

  23. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    It doesn’t matter if particular societies denied those rights for them to have existed.

    This sentence is absolute nonsense. Seems for the modern christian rights exist in some sort of twilight zone where they exist but don’t exist independent of man.

    An eye for an eye is a right that existed for most societies, it’s logical and had general consensus, yet no longer does in modern societies. Does that mean it was not really a natural right? how do we know if a commonly held right is natural or not? How do we know if we are mistaken about a right?

    Do we wait for smoke signals from the vatican?

  24. Leigh Lowe

    Grigs, you do realise that necrophilia is a crime don’t you?
    And god knows if there are additional penalties if your partner is also your mother.
    But you are all over legal stuff so I assume you’ve got it covered.
    Just don’t get caught.

  25. Dr Faustus

    The high ambient temperatures cause people to switch on AC, which in turn requires more Amps flowing through cables, which in turn causes excessive cable temps which can’t escape.

    Mater, what you are describing here is an overload.

    Of the 42 major outages on Sunday “four were caused by overloads on the network, Ausgrid said”.

    The other 38 were down to ““localised issues” such as equipment failure with underground cables going haywire in the extreme temperatures.” Some of those issues might have been mechanical, or joint failures, or discrimination busts in protection systems. However, Ausgrid focusses on underground cables and Terrible Heat as the cause of their problem.

    Given the tiny transient temperature increase at 600mm (or 900 mm+, where they should be) below ground level from a couple of hot days at the surface, it is vanishingly unlikely that underground cables running at full load temperatures have “gone haywire in the extreme temperatures“.
    Whatever “going haywire” actually means.

    Sound to me like a set up for a force majeure defence by Ausgrid against commercial claims.

  26. JC

    An eye for an eye is a right that existed for most societies

    Nonsense. That isn’t a right at all, but a form of compensation in the same way as settlements are concluded in civil tort cases and punishment in criminal law.

    The first thing to do is to define what natural rights are. DB would know better, but I believe it was Locke and then Jefferson’s three rights contained in the Declaration of Independence. Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

  27. thefrolickingmole

    On the power problems.

    We have all underground here on the site.
    Far better than the old poles and wires were for reliability (right on the ocean so salt spray was a problem)

    Problems we have had.

    Termites (apparently the sheathing wasnt resistant enough)
    Stretching: We have one large hill and the push/pull from the natural shrinkage and expansion was apparently the reason it failed once at the top end.

    Thats been about it so far, a few of the usual substation problems but thats unconnected to the underground line issue.
    And we also cop 45 degree temps regularly in summer.

  28. Baldrick

    Classic Grig O’Rae revisited (Summer Edition):

    Grigory M
    #1948688, posted on February 17, 2016 at 2:43 pm
    I like to look into my victims’ eyes and feel their souls depart as their pupils dilate with their last breath.

  29. cohenite

    The poisonous climate troll always lost to me. But what a sad candidate you turned out to be whenever you tried to debate him. I’m not saying it to put you down, Cohenite. I think we’re mature enough to take criticism. Boy you were terrible debating him. He hated me because I always beat him up badly. He pitied you.

    Very amusing head prefect; keep up the good work; give them hell.

  30. Geriatric Mayfly

    My best dog ever, the elder Jack Russell, dead on the back lawn within the hour. Hardly took my eye off him, and my autopsy reveals he choked on piece of meat, which he must have wolfed down without chewing. No response to resuscitation. Vale Digbee or Goodradigbee in the census.

  31. DrBeauGan

    Zippy, I don’t know the authorised Christian position on ‘rights’, being a godless heathen. But I do recognise certain appetites within me that I can’t argue with. One is for food. I know when I’m in need of it. Another is for sex. And others are for Truth, Justice and not being pushed around. And I also have a hunger for the transcendent, which can be satisfied by trying to understand the universe.

    The proposition that the first two appetites were acquired by social conditioning is clearly ludicrous. I don’t believe the others were either. I think that we all have them to a greater or lesser degree and those appetites are hardwired into our brains when the brains are working properly. I think this very probable, although definitive evidence is lacking. The social conditioning theory I simply don’t buy.

    I think the conviction that we have innate human rights is just another way of saying this.

  32. Oh come on

    Balders, on that same thread, Grigs investigates child sexual abuse and how it may or may not have been a part of the childhood of a female threadster:

    Grigory M
    #1948857, posted on February 17, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    A few of my friends were sexually assaulted as kids in the 60s and 70s and none of us are broken.

    Very inclusive of you, notafan – but are you sure none of them are broken? Or are you saying something else?

    What a creep.

  33. Peter Castieau

    GM thats very sad news.

  34. herodotus

    Commenters in The Australian don’t have much sympathy for the flying foxes killed by the “terrible heat”.
    Perhaps our visitationer, he of the liver and chianti predilection, would side with the bats.

  35. Sorry to hear about the dog, Mayfly.
    May he chase butterflies forever.

  36. Rae

    I think it’s fascinating that so many people are infatuated with Grigory M.

    Fascinating.

  37. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    We may have been lucky that Truth, Justice and Liberty didn’t get crushed in Europe but you still haven’t explained where these things come from.

    I don’t see any alternative to the belief that they correspond to innate hungers in human beings. Just as the desire to control others is a hunger that some poor devils suffer from.

    Humans do come with a set of drives, which boil down to survival and reproduction. Around these drives a consensus set of beliefs will arise. Those beliefs can be articulated as rights, ie beliefs that are enumerated and enforceable.

    However history shows unequivocally that the application of rights is not universal, there has always been and alway will be those with more rights than others. The ability to enforce rights differentiates those that can create rights and those that can not, hence they can not be universal.

    The nomenclature of naturalness is nothing more than attempting to create a moat around the universality of rights, giving them more existential credibility than they really have. That’s not necessarily a bad thing

  38. Snoopy

    Rights are what you enjoy if it’s okay with everyone more powerful than yourself.

  39. JC

    Doc

    I don’t think one needs God to argue for unalienable, immutable rights. A non-believer can simply support the ideal that these rights cannot be taken or even traded away.

    A little more here

    https://legaldictionary.net/inalienable-rights/

  40. Oh come on

    It’s worth reminding people why you were banned, GrigRae, you grub.

  41. Mater

    Sound to me like a set up for a force majeure defence by Ausgrid against commercial claims.

    Possibly, but we have cable failures all the time in Victoria, during normal weather conditions.
    Cables degrade naturally and give way randomly. Periods of high load just speeds up the process and can act as a catalyst for cables that are on the edge.

    No electricity company guarantees supply to it’s customers…because they can’t (as has been amply demonstrated). Consequently, commercial arrangements are complex and negligence (of prescribed precautions) often needs to be proved for large claims. Formal investigations are undertaken. Many major customers have two, or more, sources of supply to mitigate the risk of an outage. They often also have generators.

  42. thefrolickingmole

    Geriatric Mayfly

    Dogs are the best people.

    or as Muhammad Ali once said
    “no dog ever called me a n*gger”…

    *may contain elements of truthiness.

  43. JC

    Snoopy
    #2605744, posted on January 9, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Rights are what you enjoy if it’s okay with everyone more powerful than yourself.

    Not eggsactly. The Founding Fathers were very clear that no government can remove them and any government which tries to limit these rights should be killed off.

    “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, – That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government …”

  44. Oh come on

    Grigs and only Grigs would be assiduously probing to find out whether a female threadster had been molested as a child. Dead keen to learn all the details if they were being offered, weren’t you, GrigRae?

  45. zyconoclast

    Small business ombudsman says banks are ‘discriminating’ against the legal s3x industry
    BROTHELS and s3x shops are being discriminated against by banks which are in no position to rule on a business’ “morality”.

    It was the usual stuff until I read this.

    An ANZ spokesman said, “Subject to passing our normal credit policies for retail customers, we don’t have restrictions on lending to individuals employed within the adult industry.
    “We do have restrictions for business lending to specific industries, such as military equipment, energy generation and water, but the adult industry is not one of them. However, we assess each case on its merits and in line with our own risk appetite as we do with any application for lending.”

    So a knock shop is good, a coal miner/power station or dam builder/irrigator is not?

  46. Tel

    Geriatric Mayfly #2605734,

    That’s awful, sorry to hear that.

    Our cat hoovers up food exactly the same way and I live in fear of the thing dropping dead just moments before the wife gets home. My condolences.

  47. JC

    What magnificent documents .. The Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution are.

    How magnificent is the Constitutional Right to Bear Arms in the full context of the basic right bestowed through the constitution and the Declaration.

  48. DrBeauGan

    Humans do come with a set of drives, which boil down to survival and reproduction.

    I think there are more than that, Zippy. I don’t think a sense of humour is just a consensus entity, I think most of us are born with one. It’s pretty primitive at birth but developes and grows in a suitable cultural environment. Not Iran or Germany perhaps, but Britain in the last generation or two.

    What is true for a sense of humour also holds for an aesthetic sense, or a moral sense. This is disputed by Marxists who prefer the tabula rasa theory that human beings are infinitely malleable. I don’t buy it.

  49. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I think the conviction that we have innate human rights is just another way of saying this.

    agree

  50. thefrolickingmole

    Consequently, commercial arrangements are complex and negligence (of prescribed precautions) often needs to be proved for large claims.

    Back in the “good old days” it was impossible to sue the old State elektrickery Comission for negligence as even when they botched things up they would say the job was “done to standard”.

    When they left temporary power lines too slack at harvest time and the lines were witnessed swinging and arcing out they were successful in claiming there was no negligence because it was ‘done to standard”.

    Government swine.

  51. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I don’t think a sense of humour is just a consensus entity, I think most of us are born with one.

    I would say that even humour has a survival basis, look at the equivalent in apes.

    Do animals have a sense of humour?

  52. Muddy

    Commiserations on your loss, Mayfly. I’d be shattered if I lost my little one.

  53. Geriatric Mayfly

    Sorry to hear about the dog, Mayfly.
    May he chase butterflies forever.

    Rabbits MV and in lean times, rodents. Rest assured, tonight I will look up at the blazing constellations, and he will be there hunting with Orion, and rolling in the stars.

  54. Mater

    GM,
    That’s shit! Sorry to hear it.

  55. DrBeauGan

    JC, the observed fact that some of us feel our hearts lift at reading the foundation documents of the US is telling us that there is something inside us that responds to the ideas. It’s just a fact that the belief in freedom is built into our nature, the requirement that governments must have the consent of the governed just feels right. It’s historically a new and wild idea, but something insides us resonates when we meet it.

    Some of us are born with a hunger for this kind of thing. It’s hard wired into our brains. If we don’t get it we feel starved.

  56. Entropy

    So a knock shop is good, a coal miner/power station or dam builder/irrigator is not?

    You don’t need the lights on in the new services economy.

  57. Tracey

    Tracey Spicer on The Project telling us what an animal Craig McLaughin is and that he was already ‘on her list’. She describes the atmosphere on the set of Doctor Blake as ‘toxic’ due to Craig’s predations and that several people made complaints. Does anyone seriously believe that at Australia’s bastion of PC/wimmun-focused purity valid complaints wouldn’t have been acted on?

    In my defence The Project is on because my niece is here having a sleepover 😖

  58. Mike of Marion

    Bronchoscopy Friday 12.00 Hrs

  59. DrBeauGan

    I would say that even humour has a survival basis, look at the equivalent in apes.

    That was interesting Zippy and consistent with my belief that we have more than just sex and food drives. I agree they have to contribute to survival to have a rational explanation. But a moral sense would, too.

  60. Rae

    Fascinating, Oh come on, fascinating.

  61. Tasmania:

    Demand 1,160
    Generation 996
    Wind and Other 9
    Asking $400+ /MwHr.

  62. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Back in the “good old days” it was impossible to sue the old State elektrickery Comission for negligence as even when they botched things up they would say the job was “done to standard”.

    Nothing changes. After the Toodyay bush fires of 2009, the regulatory body, the Office of Energy Safety, announced that the fire had been caused by a Western Power pole falling over.

    Western Power announced that they had conducted their own inquiry, and, surprise, surprise, it wasn’t caused by one of their poles falling over.

  63. calli

    Sorry about your dog, Mayfly. He’s with the Cat’s own pack and hunting with Orion. So many of them now.

  64. Knuckle Dragger

    GM,

    You autopsied your own dog?

    Not having a crack, just never heard of it before.

  65. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Bronchoscopy Friday 12.00 Hrs

    All the best, Mike, all the best.

  66. W Hogg

    Baldrick
    #2605557, posted on January 9, 2018 at 3:27 pm
    Libby Zee
    #2354346, posted on April 14, 2017 at 7:46 pm
    I do like Lady Gaga
    ___

    Grigory M
    #2286627, posted on February 6, 2017 at 12:29 pm
    Gaga – oo la la – she is amazing. Excellent Half Time Show.

    Baldrick, we’re looking for a Big Data analyst. What database are you using, did you write the search algorithms yourself and do you have your own data centre?

  67. Top Ender

    Here in India for two weeks, so thought I’d post this once a day as we travel around.

    Top Ender’s Passage Through India

    OH&S spectacle of the day. Pillion passenger on a motor scooter carrying four sheets of glass, each about 1m x 300mm. They stopped next to us. Safety thinking though: he was wearing gloves.

    Sad sight of the day. People collecting sticks about five kilometres from the airport. Looked to be a family of mum and dad and about four kids. At least six goats in attendance. This was alongside a six lane highway, marred on either side by enormous amounts of rubbish, loose rocks and large stones.

    Annoyance of the day. The traffic in New Delhi is some of the most chaotic I’ve seen in my experience of 30 or so countries. Trucks, buses, cars, and tricycles. Hardly a bike rider to be seen. Motorcycle helmets optional. Vehicle defects everywhere. Smog has visibility down to about a kilometre.

    Hope for the future. Modern trains on above ground tracks seen gliding by.

  68. Baldrick

    Rae
    #2605742, posted on January 9, 2018 at 7:11 pm
    I think it’s fascinating that so many people are infatuated with Grigory M.
    Fascinating.

    There’s nothing fascinating about you, only disgust.
    Fuck off.

  69. calli

    Does anyone seriously believe that at Australia’s bastion of PC/wimmun-focused purity valid complaints wouldn’t have been acted on?

    Yes, I do. These creeps will turn a blind eye depending on the offender and the status of the complainant.

  70. Leigh Lowe

    Mike of Marion

    #2605773, posted on January 9, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Bronchoscopy Friday 12.00 Hrs

    So … the laying immobile while they prod away, eh
    Good luck mate.

  71. Tom

    Mike of Marion, too much information will always be barely enough. Please keep us up to date.

  72. Baldrick

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #2605734, posted on January 9, 2018 at 6:58 pm
    My best dog ever, the elder Jack Russell, dead on the back lawn within the hour.

    Commiserations GM.

  73. Leigh Lowe

    GM at 6:58.
    Sorry to hear of the passing of the hound.
    Mrs L insists on giving our dog Spot (not his real name) left over bones and he damn near broke an esophagus sized knuckle bone off one last weekend.
    It happens.
    Vale Digbee

  74. Tel

    He’s with the Cat’s own pack and hunting with Orion.

    And Hammy running behind… telling ’em they are doing it wrong.

  75. DrBeauGan

    Zippy, I vaguely recall having seen some work claiming that chimps have some sort of sense of justice. I don’t know what was done or where, but I would not be surprised by such a finding.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if chimps/bonobos had an appetite for freedom. Chickens not so much. Power hunger in primates would also not surprise me, although I think it pathological.

  76. Baldrick

    Thanks for the update MikeoM. Lots of poking and prodding to come no doubt. Take it easy.

  77. Makka

    Keep the toilet paper handy, TE.

  78. Leigh Lowe

    DrBeauGan

    #2605797, posted on January 9, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Zippy, I vaguely recall having seen some work claiming that chimps have some sort of sense of justice. I don’t know what was done or where, but I would not be surprised by such a finding.

    It was on the Gorilla Channel.
    🙂

  79. Rabz

    Have there been some regrettable electrickery related incidents in Sydneystan, peoples?

    I’m currently relaxin’ somewhere about as far away from the place as you can get.

  80. Stimpson J. Cat

    And I also have a hunger for the transcendent

    Please stop.
    That’s one of my trigger words.
    Calli, cleanse it with Karcher please.

  81. Leigh Lowe

    Of course, GM, I cannot really empathise.
    Our dog Spot (not his real name) is really Mrs L’s dog and I am merely a food provider and have no connection with the little bugger.
    Oh, yes, he tries to suck up to me but I’m not having any of it.
    I’m not.
    Really. I’m not.

  82. Stimpson J. Cat

    It was on the Gorilla Channel.

    Also Cernovichs book.

  83. DrBeauGan

    Leigh Lowe
    #2605800, posted on January 9, 2018 at 8:07 pm
    DrBeauGan

    #2605797, posted on January 9, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Zippy, I vaguely recall having seen some work claiming that chimps have some sort of sense of justice. I don’t know what was done or where, but I would not be surprised by such a finding.

    It was on the Gorilla Channel.
    🙂

    I bet their jokes weren’t as silly though. For true silliness you need human beans. Raised on Monty Python, preferably.

  84. Stimpson J. Cat

    I think it’s fascinating that so many people are infatuated with Grigory M.
    Fascinating.

    Grigs this yet another example of you being unable to properly understand human emotions, or identify and recognize them in the correct context.

  85. Snoopy

    I’m currently relaxin’ somewhere about as far away from the place as you can get.

    Ibiza?

  86. calli

    And Hammy running behind… telling ’em they are doing it wrong.

    Lol. I was rather fond of the Hamburglar. A master troll – you never quite knew…

  87. the beige cardigan wearers here might get rattled

    That’s very colourist of you Gilas.
    What about those of us who prefer the off-white, the cream, the white or ivory?

  88. DrBeauGan

    transcendent

    That’s one of my trigger words.
    Calli, cleanse it with Karcher please.

    Sorry stimpmeister. In defence, it probably doesn’t mean the same thing to you as it does to me.

    Would ‘ineffable’ be ok? Or would you try to eff it?

  89. Stimpson J. Cat

    I’m currently relaxin’ somewhere about as far away from the place as you can get.

    Antarctica?

  90. Rabz

    My best dog ever, the elder Jack Russell, dead on the back lawn within the hour.

    Sorry to hear it, GM. Another victim of gerbil worming, along with all those poor li’l transitioned Queensland turtles.

  91. Geriatric Mayfly

    GM
    You autopsied your own dog?
    Not having a crack, just never heard of it before

    Besides snake bite, usually a slow process, no other consideration entered my head. He had just been fed, in a manner with nothing exceptional to other occasions. A finger down the throat and there it was, a great wad of meat, too big for the ingestion. I could not even pull it out, not that it mattered, as it was too late. He obviously did not have a grandmother like mine, who nagged day and night about ‘chewing your food’ properly.

  92. Nick

    Tracey Spicer on The Project telling us what an animal Craig McLaughin is and that he was already ‘on her list’. She describes the atmosphere on the set of Doctor Blake as ‘toxic’ due to Craig’s predations and that several people made complaints. Does anyone seriously believe that at Australia’s bastion of PC/wimmun-focused purity valid complaints wouldn’t have been acted on?

    Anytime now there will be similar allegations made against a gay thespian or a Lezzo sports coach, for putting the hard word on a younger, more nubile team member. Anytime now….

  93. Rabz

    I’m still on the continent.

  94. Baldrick

    I’m currently relaxin’ somewhere about as far away from the place as you can get.

    Come on Rabz, spill the beans …

  95. Oh come on

    Grigs this yet another example of you being unable to properly understand human emotions, or identify and recognize them in the correct context.

    Nonsense, Grigs is distilling pure human emotion tapped from the eyeball fluid of the its in his cellar.

  96. Mater

    Mike,
    I hesitate to ask this, but has the discovery of the Bronchial tumour (as the possible primary), changed the prognosis and/or treatment plan?

  97. Oh come on

    Tracey Spicer on The Project telling us what an animal Craig McLaughin is and that he was already ‘on her list’.

    STFU. Spicer is a powerful player in Australian media. She could have pointed the finger at him any time. Why didn’t she go public with her list? Why doesn’t she now? Go on. Who else is on your list, Trace? Warn the innocent of these predators!

    The Streeps must be shamed into silence. By some measures, they’re the most despicable characters of all in this sorry shitshow.

  98. Oh come on

    Cable beach.

    Hope he took along his cattle prod, then. That’s getting uncomfortably close to Pest Tatters’s tribal stomping ground.

  99. Tracey

    OCO, I don’t know that Ms Spicer was much of a power this time last year. She’s certainly seized on the current climate of all men are guilty unless we say they’re not though. One way of trying to keep herself relevant I suppose.

  100. C.L.

    Tracey Spicer on The Project telling us what an animal Craig McLaughin is and that he was already ‘on her list’. She describes the atmosphere on the set of Doctor Blake as ‘toxic’ due to Craig’s predations and that several people made complaints. Does anyone seriously believe that at Australia’s bastion of PC/wimmun-focused purity valid complaints wouldn’t have been acted on?

    Spicer is a total nutcase and it’s my fervent hope she ends up bankrupt.

  101. Leigh Lowe

    Cable beach.

    Hope he took along his cattle prod, then. That’s getting uncomfortably close to Pest Tatters’s tribal stomping ground.

    What?
    Cable Beach is near the lady-boy clubs in Bangkok?

  102. Knuckle Dragger

    GM,

    I see. Shit. Please add my condolences along with the very many others.

    Wouldn’t surprise me if my 13 year old, aging, storm hating Staffy goes the same way. She inhales tucker and is a non-chewer as well. I’ve seen her spew up a complete 3/4 steak someone gave her once. Not a tooth mark on it.

    Some don’t, but I have a bit of a soft spot for the Jacks. Might be next on the list.

  103. Nick

    I’m in the Maldives, not a lot to report, cooler than Sydney, it’s not sinking and there’s a heavy Chinese construction presence going on.

  104. Infidel Tiger

    I read today that Rose McGowan made a movie in 2011 with a known ped0 and dismissed his sordid history with:

    “Yeah, I still don’t really understand the whole story or history there, and I’d rather not, because it’s not really my business. But he’s an incredibly sweet and gentle man, lovely to his crew, and a very hard worker.”

    — Rose McGowan defending child r apist and pornographer Victor Salva in The Advocate

    The only righteous thing to do is to nuke Hollywood and execute every single one of these creeps.

  105. Nick

    Wouldn’t surprise me if my 13 year old, aging, storm hating Staffy goes the same way.

    Any tips, KD? Mine was ok as a youngster, though the first sniff of a storm has him pacing and panting. The drool on the floor isn’t my favourite thing.

  106. Infidel Tiger

    I’m in the Maldives, not a lot to report, cooler than Sydney, it’s not sinking and there’s a heavy Chinese construction presence going on.

    Well on its way to becoming an Islamist no go zone.

  107. Nick

    Dunno IT. I was surprised by KL as to how modern it’s become and the vibe was quite good. Plenty of grog to be had in the Maldives I can sure you. I’d be surprised if they let fundamentalism upset the tourism honey pot any time soon.

  108. Knuckle Dragger

    In my humble opinion Her Honour, Justice Tracey Spicer is in need of a jolly good teabagging.

    Followed by massive lawsuits against her and Ten by whatsisname for pretty much everything. What a ridiculous state of affairs. The civil courts aren’t my area so I won’t pretend different, but surely she should be hounded out of a job and end up on the street begging for food and sherry.

    If not, then Ten’s in line for the treatment as well.

    Who the hell does she think she is? Lex Lasry?

  109. Boambee John

    Nick at 2020

    Anytime now there will be similar allegations made against a gay thespian or a Lezzo sports coach, for putting the hard word on a younger, more nubile team member. Anytime now….

    No, all such accusations must be made against Christian (preferably Catholic) clergy. However, any suggestion that homosexuality played any part in the regrettable events will be rejected.

    Gerard Henderson reduced David Marr to mouth frothing rage on Insiders once by simply pointing out that the vast majority of accusations against Catholic priests involved same sex contact. One of the likely causes of the hatred for Cardinal Pell is probably that he purged the homosexual faculty and students from Victorian seminaries.

  110. JC

    Does anyone recall if Tracee’s been on Blair’s frightbat surveys?

  111. Snoopy

    Something for Rabz to groove by on “the continent“.

    ⚠ May feature Boomers.

  112. Leigh Lowe

    Spicer is a total nutcase and it’s my fervent hope she ends up bankrupt.

    That raises an interesting question which we should put to Grigs QC.
    Some of the stuff said by the Voluble Hairbrush about Geoffrey Rush was through media outlets, but I am pretty sure some was said in her own right as an interviewee.
    Now, often litigants will go for the deep corporate pockets but Rush may not. I believe he is suing the Tele but I am not sure whether he is suing The Hairbrush directly.

  113. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Some don’t, but I have a bit of a soft spot for the Jacks. Might be next on the list.

    We inherited a Jack Russell, classic small dog syndrome. He took on a five feet long “King Brown” – snake, highly venomous – in the back yard. Dog survived, snake didn’t.

  114. JC

    I read today that Rose McGowan made a movie in 2011 with a known ped0 and dismissed his sordid history with:

    McGowan took the cash to remain silent, which meant she was only concerned with her own future and financial position – therefore not caring one iota about Weinstein’s other depredations. She signed a confidentiality agreement. She broke that agreement when the coast was clear and is now going after Weinstein for another settlement.

    She’s an over the hill pig.

  115. Knuckle Dragger

    Nick,

    I got nothing. She can’t go inside, because at the sound of thunder she tears at the leather couches, and/or runs into the nearest bedroom and pisses on the bed before hiding under it.

    I have an outside laundry, so no joy there.

    In the big covered back verandah where I live, she shivers almost to the point of having a fit, then sprints at everything that moves. Before I reinforced the rear of the back fence (corrugated iron, school grounds at the back) with star pickets, she head butted her way through the iron sheets to temporary freedom.

    I tied her to one of the verandah posts once. Before I could stop her she wrapped the lead around herself and the pole and split her face open.

    There’s plenty of claret in staffies, though, and she’s a quick healer. Thank Christ. I love her though, the cranky old mole. Still better than a wife.

  116. The irony of women being sexually harassed in the recent past whilst womens’ liberation marched on relentlessly has me laughing in the aisles.
    Empowered women who take advantage of gender equity whilst simultaneously acting as shrinking violets in the hands of men is a dichotomy of ridiculous proportions.
    That rude men who attack women but don’t get reported to appropriate levels of management signals a deeper problem than just badly behaved men.

  117. egg_

    STFU. Spicer is a powerful player in Australian media. She could have pointed the finger at him any time. Why didn’t she go public with her list? Why doesn’t she now? Go on. Who else is on your list, Trace? Warn the innocent of these predators!

    Is this what meeja whores past their prime do for attention when they have no jugs to speak of to flash at us?

  118. egg_

    No news on Grey Cardigan of the Seas?

    It’s swapping seamen with Woolly Vest of the Seas?

  119. Leigh Lowe

    Wouldn’t surprise me if my 13 year old, aging, storm hating Staffy goes the same way. She inhales tucker and is a non-chewer as well. I’ve seen her spew up a complete 3/4 steak someone gave her once. Not a tooth mark on it.

    KD, you can buy bowls with rounded protrusions from the bottom which make it hard for the hound to gulp big chunks.
    The other trick I saw on TV last week was to divide the food into 12 portions and put them in segments in a muffin tray, and put a tennis ball over each segment. The hound has to remove a tennis ball to get one small portion. She will be unable to remove the next ball until she swallows the previous portion.

  120. Mater

    Criticising the three women who didn’t abide by the ‘blackout’ on the red carpet, and potentially damaging their career prospects?
    Doesn’t that smack of the same environment of hive minded compliance which led to this issue?

  121. egg_

    And Hammy running behind… telling ’em they are doing it wrong.

    Lol. I was rather fond of the Hamburglar. A master troll – you never quite knew…

    He’s probably hanging around in Grig’s coat rack.

  122. Infidel Tiger

    This is an awesome Twitter feed about hollywood pervs and predators. It names names:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/entylawyer?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    I don’t agree with alsome of it but I couldnt give shit if all of Hollywood goes down in flames.

  123. Arky

    Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    ..
    What if you want to pursue being a miserable git?

  124. Arky

    Have any of you cats outed yourselves as being resident of Taiwan?
    I can drop in on you.
    That’s a threat.

  125. DrBeauGan

    What if you want to pursue being a miserable git?

    If it makes you happy, Arky, go fot it.

  126. JC

    What if you want to pursue being a miserable git?

    If that makes you happy, sure. 🙂

  127. Knuckle Dragger

    Thanks LL. Will look for them.

  128. Leigh Lowe

    The other thing KD is you can get a “thunder jacket”. It is a tight fitting jacket you put on the hound when the storm is coming and it supposedly calms the dog.
    The sensitivity to storms is amazing.
    Our dog Spot (not his real name) woke me up one night with paws up on the bed in a panic. I picked up the phone and checked the BoM radar … the stormfront was 30 km away.

  129. DrBeauGan

    And on the subject of AIs taking over, I wouldn’t think they were seriously competitive untl we could build a conscience, a sense of beauty and a sense of humour into them. Until they can crack jokes like LL, meh.

  130. testpattern

    ‘That’s getting uncomfortably close to Pest Tatters’s tribal stomping ground’

    No no. I’m from Batchelor. And the only stomping I do is metaphorical stomping on the heads of racist liars like fucknuckle inc

  131. JC

    Russell Crow cops a serious hiding in those tweets, artiste. Wonder if any of it is true.

  132. Leigh Lowe

    KD … you can also look for “thunder jackets”. They are tight fitting jackets which supposedly calm the hound during storms.

  133. Snoopy

    I have the solution to the current travails of Hollywood and the NFL. A Hollywood remake of Debbie Does Dallas with Stedman as the producer.

  134. Infidel Tiger

    Russell Crow cops a serious hiding in those tweets, artiste. Wonder if any of it is true.

    It’s all true. He’s a pig.

    Why do you think he suddenly developed an interest in refugees?

  135. Snoopy

    Russell Crow cops a serious hiding in those tweets, artiste. Wonder if any of it is true.

    Who cares? He’s a Kiwi.

  136. Makka

    This is an awesome Twitter feed about hollywood pervs and predators. It names names:

    Enty is taking a chainsaw to those Hollywood creeps.

  137. Leigh Lowe

    Mater

    #2605858, posted on January 9, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Criticising the three women who didn’t abide by the ‘blackout’ on the red carpet, and potentially damaging their career prospects?
    Doesn’t that smack of the same environment of hive minded compliance which led to this issue?

    Spot on.
    The fuckers have circled the wagons and are now in PR damage control.
    Harvey and a couple of others have had to be sacrificed, but so have the original accusers.
    Fuck them.
    We would have dealt with it in our own time in our own way, but they have damaged the brand and robbed us of our rightful place as arbiters of right and wrong in ‘merica.
    And those who broke the ranks of black-dress solidarity need to be punished too.
    Dissenters will not be tolerated.
    The only crime is getting caught.

  138. cohenite

    I’m in the Maldives, not a lot to report, cooler than Sydney, it’s not sinking and there’s a heavy Chinese construction presence going on.

    There in 1997, surfing. Best waves I’ve had. Lohifushi. Not a crazy muslim in sight.

  139. Infidel Tiger

    James Franco sounds like a r apey kind of guy.

  140. Infidel Tiger

    There in 1997, surfing. Best waves I’ve had. Lohifushi. Not a crazy muslim in sight.

    They have since enacted democratic reforms that allowed a whole bunch of muzzie loons to take over. The place is now infested with salafists.

    Any time now we will be hearing about massacres at Maldive resorts.

  141. Geriatric Mayfly

    In my confusion and nonplussed state, I confused Goodradigbee (long passed) with today’s casualty, who was ‘Snaggles.’ So named, Cats may be diverted to hear, because or his breeder’s spiel at the point of purchase. “He is a champion dog you know, but his upper bite is out by two millionths of a nanometer, and the judges find that well outside the acceptable guide lines.” Henceforth I named him Snaggle Teeth and such was the disfigurement, I even thought of orthodontic braces at one stage. For all his peccadilloes and episodes of defiant abandon, I have never had a happier dog who relished his own way of doing things, but always returned to base, when even the wildest environs tempted exploration beyond their furtherest horizons. The perfect fisherman’s alter ego.

  142. Knuckle Dragger

    Good evening Testes.

    Any comment on the footage of your cousin brother shitting in the street in Darwin? Thought not.

    They do it in Batchelor, too. Observed this traditional phenomenon by locals leaving the Batchelor Institute, the only tertiary institution in the country to offer a Cert IV in illiteracy.

  143. cohenite

    They have since enacted democratic reforms that allowed a whole bunch of muzzie loons to take over. The place is now infested with salafists.

    Any time now we will be hearing about massacres at Maldive resorts.

    That’s terrible. Maldives is as good as it gets. The surf is off-shore in the morning and again in the afternoon. Brilliant sets, not big but fun and regular. In the middle of the day we’d walk north to the Italian island full of big fats guys with beautiful ladies and watch them play spin and run.

  144. testpattern

    ‘Why do you think he suddenly developed an interest in refugees?’

    Because you fathomless moron, he’s a Humanitarian pig. They rescue refugees and they’re smarter than you.

    The big pig who saved a family’s life

    When I was in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan, several people talked about this amazing lifesaving pig. Not only did the pig lead its owners to safety during the storm, but it was humongous. Like, so big you couldn’t believe it. And it lived in the shadow of tanker ships that washed ashore during the storm. It sounded like a fairy tale. I had to see this pig. So one day a colleague and I trekked out to the pig’s neighborhood. It was a maze of temporary shelters and tarps and debris. We walked this way and that. Then we rounded the corner of one of the tankers and there was the pig sleeping in the ship’s shadow. And my, he was pretty large! Friendly, too, though he mostly slept when I was there. I wrote a story about the pig and its human family, but it never ran.’

    See?

    http://www.ngostorytelling.com/2016/07/14/the-lighter-side-of-humanitarian-storytelling/

  145. testpattern

    ‘Observed this traditional phenomenon by locals’

    No. You didn’t. You’re a liar making up shit. You fucked yourself up with your first comment, most stupid lie I’ve seen on this blog, claiming you could go anywhere because you had life long permission from all the NT Land Councils. Then you didn’t know about the bent coppers at Darwin cabs. Funny that. I went to school for a bit with two of them and EVERYBODY in Darwin knows. Then you pretended to know there was no RAAF alert when I’d plainly told you there was. You’re a liar. Now fuck off back to your LOR bookshop.

  146. Leigh Lowe

    Rusty Crowe??
    Ker-thunk.
    (That’s me falling off my chair).

  147. cohenite

    Head prefect, testes has thrown a wobbly; give him a tongue lashing and knock some decorum into him/her/them.

  148. Oh come on

    And the only stomping I do is metaphorical stomping on the heads of racist liars like fucknuckle inc

    Geez, you’d be a barrel of laughs around the Christmas table, having a go at your wife’s rellies like that. It’s a fair cop but time and place, man! Time and place!

  149. Leigh Lowe

    The little buggers can weasel their way into your affections, eh GM.
    Our dog Spot (not his real name) tries to sucker me in but my guard is up.
    It is.
    Really.

  150. Infidel Tiger

    When I was in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan,

    Lots of homeless, scared kids about for you to “help”.

  151. Boambee John

    test pattern at 2158

    Then you pretended to know there was no RAAF alert when I’d plainly told you there was.

    Who knew that test pattern commanded RAAF Base Darwin?

  152. testpattern

    ‘Geez, you’d be a barrel of laughs around the Christmas table, having a go at your wife’s rellies

    There was a run on goanna tails at Aldi this xmas boy were they pissed off

  153. Macbeth

    So sorry about your terrier pal GW. My two both went to wherever good dogs go late last year. Like yours, sadly missed.
    Good luck Mike. Thinking of you.

  154. JC

    Artiste

    They keep talking about #revealday. Is there going to be a yuge reveal occurring soon? You know?

    Hope there is as it would be awesome.

  155. Knuckle Dragger

    Oh dear.

    Yes, Testes, I have seen this.

    I have – patiently – explained all the above mentioned things – thanks for remembering, btw – and they all happen to be true. You know it and I know it. You cannot make this go away by wishing it so and crying waaaaacist.

    It exists. And I’m paying for it to exist. So deal with it. The only thing I ask is that you use use some of my taxpayer money to put a big old Collingwood poster on your bedroom wall in Perth.

    Maybe Neil could admire it when he comes over.

  156. Makka

    Your self loathing testicles?

    Monsters like me
    Anyone who’s not dark-skinned and has traveled to a remote area of the world has probably had this experience: I was working in a rural part of Burkina Faso when a small child saw me, literally trembled, then screamed and cried like she’d seen a monster. All the adults around her laughed. The girl’s mom swooped her up and carried her far from me. My comparatively light skin scared her. Poor girl.

  157. testpattern

    ‘testes has thrown a wobbly’

    Close. I’ve shaken the hand of a man who shook the hand of a man who once threw Joe Hill seven yards at the annual Wobbly tossing.

  158. Ivan Denisovich

    Russell Crow cops a serious hiding in those tweets, artiste. Wonder if any of it is true.

    I’m guessing Trey Parker and Matt Stone think so:

  159. Knuckle Dragger

    And you went to school with two bent coppers? At Darwin Cabs?

    Goodness me. And this was before you served OUR country (not yours) in the RAAF? Surely you don’t rely on dodgy overseas internet ‘sites’?

    You’re not convincing. If you said there was a RAAF alert at Darwin and Tindal the crews there would be just as likely to be out on the gas. But not shitting in the street.

    Now go and find a submarine.

  160. C.L.

    James Franco sounds like a r apey kind of guy.

    Dave Chappelle started this movement when he called out Pepé Le Pew:

  161. Geriatric Mayfly

    It’s the nuzzle muzzle and the tail dispatching rapid semaphore LL. with which Spot (not his real name) will eventually have all your defences come crashing down.

  162. Infidel Tiger

    Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special has one of the best jokes I have ever heard regarding r ape and Bill Cosby.

    I won’t spoil it. It’s so freaking clever.

  163. C.L.

    Chappelle’s Clayton Bigsby sketch is one of the funniest of all time.

  164. Leigh Lowe

    The tail of Spot (not his real name) does a passable impression of a Sikorski main rotor when we are excited but I remain unmoved.
    I do.

  165. Leigh Lowe

    C.L.

    #2605921, posted on January 9, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    Chappelle’s Clayton Bigsby sketch is one of the funniest of all time

    The concept was inspired and the execution brilliant.
    In these times of the totally missed point and snowflake triggering I wonder if he would get away with it today.

  166. Makka

    So building housing that gets trashed within a year or 2 is now an “investment”. Your tax dollars at work;

    Canberra has declared it will match a 10-year $1.1 billion Territory investment in remote housing but the NT Government says they want more.

    In Gunbalanya, Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion announced the Federal Government would kick in $1.1 billion into remote housing in the NT. A separate $776 million commitment by the federal government to the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Housing has meanwhile been slashed to just $100 million and only for homes within the NT.

    Chief Minister Michael Gunner said the Commonwealth’s investment was welcome.

    “We also look forward to the Australian government matching our $50m per annum land servicing commitment to support the delivery of the housing program,” he said.

  167. Infidel Tiger

    Is Chappelle wasn’t so famous and loved he would never ever get a gig today.

    He is really pushing the boundaries in his shows now. I think he likes pissing people off more than the laughs.

  168. testpattern

    ‘And you went to school with two bent coppers?’

    School with three coppers, at least two of whom were bent. You wouldn’t know cos you never went to school in Darwin. Two were later charged with murder and got off. The whole of Darwin knows. Now fuck off back to your LOR bookshop.

  169. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    I wouldn’t be surprised if chimps/bonobos had an appetite for freedom. Chickens not so much. Power hunger in primates would also not surprise me, although I think it pathological.

    One of the most interesting experiences I had with primates was at a foreign zoo. There was a large male and a bunch of females in an enclosure. The male had a bunch of greens spread out in front of him and was snacking away. The females were relaxing in the background.

    One of the females got up started slowly sashaying indirectly towards the male in a gate that was unambiguously female.

    The male gave her a sideways glance. She kept slowly coming in his direction.

    He looked down and quickly scooped all his food right in close to himself. Woman coming!

  170. pete m

    JC if you keep scrolling down enty’s feed you get to the New Year reveals – links to a website where he tells stories then reveals who they are about

    some crazy ones in there having skimmed a couple

  171. Knuckle Dragger

    Keep changing that story, Testes. Still doesn’t make it right.

    I’m trying to find a way to make my tax dollars worthwhile. Forking out to stop the local sub spotters shitting in the street doesn’t seem to be working. Sandpaper attached to the street signposts might be able to stop them wiping their shit stained arses on them. It’s made front page news three days running up here.

    I think a two by three metre Collingwood poster should be fine. The frame should be fancy but overly so – remember, my tax is paying for it. Think of it as a gift from just one whitey who wants to make the world a better place.

  172. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2605926, posted on January 9, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Is Chappelle wasn’t so famous and loved he would never ever get a gig today

    Too right.
    Just watched a couple of clips.
    “He’s not gonna … surely he wouldn’t… yep, he said it”.
    I have got so sick of the predictable witless bozos who pass themselves off as comedians and “courageously” bash Abbott, Pell, Trump etc.
    I had forgotten Chappelle.
    Next Melbourne comedy festival I think I will stay home get Netflix and watch Dave.

  173. JC

    Talking about funny black guys. This story isn’t funny, but it’s about a black guy. Artisite’s twitter site he sent us to is run by some dude claiming he’s a Hollywood honcho. He also runs what’s called a blind site, where a story is revealed about a celebrity. Normally blind sites (sometimes like Page Six) don’t reveal names. This fucker does.

    Back to the story. According to this dude, singer Marvin Gaye… That sexual Feeling… was a serial killer who was never caught. Marv was shot by his father.

    http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2018/01/blind-items-revealed-29.html

    FMD.

  174. testpattern

    And Dutton gives these people visas???

    ‘Isabelle Lovelie Duterte, daughter of Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, had another agenda in Sydney, Australia apart from speding time with her maternal relatives. Aparently, the Presidential apo had her pictorials in Australia as well, during their vacation last week of November. The seventeen year old had her shoot at the Cronulla Sand Dunes and along Sydney streets…’

    http://philippinesreport.com/isabelle-duterte-flew-sydney-australia-pre-debut-pictorials/

    No need to ask where the kids get all their money from …

    ‘Paulo Duterte supposedly submitted his resignation after his involvement in the smuggling of P6.4 billion-worth of shabu (crystal meth). His role was exposed along with his brother-in-law, and husband of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, Maneses Carpio when Bureau of Customs (BOC) fixer, Mark Taguba testified in a senate hearing regarding the drug smuggling in BOC, including the major role played by ex-Marine Captain Nicanor Faeldon as BOC Commissioner and his Deputy Commissioners namely ex-Army Captains Milo Maestrocampo and Gerardo Gambala. With this, Faeldon, Maestrocampo ang Gambala resigned. ‘

    https://www.philippinerevolution.info/statements/20180109-paolo-dutertes-resignation-a-political-ploy

  175. H B Bear

    Geriatric Mayfly we almost lost our dog “Spot” to a whole roast potato (in effect half a full potato) that she wolfed down whole. It got lodged somewhere along the line and stopped her heart beating properly. An emergency trip to the vet, a jab of some muscle relaxant and some careful squeezing got things moving again. Sorry to hear about your hound.

  176. twostix

    Small business ombudsman says banks are ‘discriminating’ against the legal s3x industry
    BROTHELS and s3x shops are being discriminated against by banks which are in no position to rule on a business’ “morality”.

    lol. In clown universe where we now live, it is a reverse It’s A Wonderful Life,. In our clown world version the evil banker is accused of having morals and quietly working to hold back the tide of sex shops, brothels and strip clubs on every corner of every town.

  177. Mitch M.

    I had forgotten Chappelle.
    Next Melbourne comedy festival I think I will stay home get Netflix and watch Dave.

    He’s wonderful Leigh. There is an Aussie comedian breaking all the rules which explains why his career took off Britain and the USA but is little known here. The Australian media can’t stand Jim Jefferies anti PC stance. I think he has a series on Stan. You might find some of his material on Youtube. If Chappelle is breaking the rules then Jefferies has never heard of the rules.

    https://www.viagogo.com/au/Theatre-Tickets/Comedy/Jim-Jefferies-Tickets

  178. Stimpson J. Cat

    In these times of the totally missed point and snowflake triggering I wonder if he would get away with it today.

    Of course he would.
    He’s black.
    He also gets to say n$gga, my n$ggas.

  179. Leigh Lowe

    Thanks Mitch.
    Bookmarked.

  180. Stimpson J. Cat

    I think he has a series on Stan.

    His original series Legit was funny.
    George Lazenby played his father.
    He’s turned into too much of a gun control loving Commie f$ggot now though.

  181. Infidel Tiger

    He’s wonderful Leigh. There is an Aussie comedian breaking all the rules which explains why his career took off Britain and the USA but is little known here. The Australian media can’t stand Jim Jefferies anti PC stance. I think he has a series on Stan. You might find some of his material on Youtube. If Chappelle is breaking the rules then Jefferies has never heard of the

    Jim Jeffries is a leftist PC xunt and extremely unfunny.

    He’s only considered edgy because he says “c#%t”.

    Dave Chappelle he is not.

  182. Nick

    Thanks for the hound info KD.
    LL do the jackets really work do you know ?

  183. egg_

    In clown universe where we now live,

    I thought it was M0nster’s parallel clown universe, but I agree, I think we’re merging with his clown universe, much to our detriment, where Wrongology becomes reality.

  184. Mike of Marion

    Oh dear!!

    One of the comments on the YT link

    ‘Not a vagina in sight!”

  185. Leigh Lowe

    Some say the jackets work Nick.
    I haven’t tried them.
    Spot (not his real name) gets edgy during thunder and fireworks but not uncontrollable.
    Worth a try.

  186. Nick

    Strange, my hound is ok with fireworks.
    Thanks LL, I’ll look into a jacket

  187. H B Bear

    Presumably those AMG boats are bought by guys with small dicks.

  188. Mitch M.

    He’s turned into too much of a gun control loving Commie f$ggot now though

    I’ve seen that and it is hilarious. If you can’t laugh at your own positions that’s your problem.

  189. DrBeauGan

    I watched some Jim Jefferies. Two of them were not available in my country. The third was, and I watched for twenty minutes until he told me if I didn’t like ssm I should leave so I did.

    Mildly amusing but not very original. A sweary version of Dave Allen but not so funny.

  190. Stimpson J. Cat

    If you can’t laugh at your own positions that’s your problem.

    I don’t need to laugh at my position.
    I’m not a gun control loving Commie f$ggot.
    I laugh at things that are really funny like sane people.

  191. Top Ender

    Failed Bennelong candidate and former NSW premier Kristina Keneally is said to be still “making up her mind” whether to make a bid for Sam Dastyari’s Senate spot, with party and union officials expected to decide on a ­replacement later this month.

    Yesterday, NSW Health Ser­vices Union secretary Gerard Hayes called on the party to preselect someone other than Ms ­Keneally and opt for fresh blood.

    “We have got a real interest in workers’ representation going forward and we need to be thinking broadly into the future as ­opposed to thinking about what we can do that’s easy. Let’s make a difference,” he said.

    A stumbling block for Ms ­Keneally is opposition from some unions angered by her demand for the resignation of former union boss Bernie Riordan as Labor Party president during the 2011 state election campaign. The demand came after a union publication suggested voters could vote for parties other than Labor.

    The Senate preselection will take place through the Labor Party’s NSW Administrative Committee, made up of union ­officials and Labor head office nominees.

    Oz article

  192. Mitch M.

    Tough, now you can’t like Chappelle either.

    ndeed, Chappelle has been upfront about the fact that this round, he’s with her. In early October, he offered a decisive take on the two candidates. “I hope everybody votes. I know it’s a tough decision,” Chappelle told the audience at the Roots Picnic festival “Hillary Clinton versus white Malcolm X. That crazy carrot-top head motherfucker is gonna kill us all.” But Chappelle’s on-the-record support for Clinton obviously didn’t stop his unexpected tirade from making headlines. If anything, the pressure of fame has gotten heavier since Chappelle described himself as “allergic” to the hyper-scrutiny of show business. With the comedian already under the microscope for speaking out, is history threatening to repeat itself?
    Given that he had already cast his vote for Secretary Clinton,

  193. Makka

    A good story;

    (Meredith) – More than 600 men showed up to support students in their community at a “Breakfast with Dads” event in Dallas.

    School administrators encouraged the children to bring their fathers or father figures to the event at Billy Earl Dade Middle School on Dec. 14.

    More than 150 male students signed up, but some organizers were concerned that many of them would attend the event without a dad, the Washington Post reports

    Children’s advocate Kristina Chaade posted a note on her Facebook page, inviting male mentors to stand in for absentee fathers.

    “The reality of a great event like this is a lot of our kids will not have a dad present,” she wrote. “But there is nothing like having a male present in the form of a mentor.”

    She hoped for 50 volunteers. When the day finally arrived, nearly 600 men showed up at the school.

    There were so many volunteers, several students were seen talking with four to five mentors at a time, photographer Stephanie Drenka wrote on her blog chronicling the event.

    “The look of awe – even disbelief – in students’ eyes as they made their way through the crowd of ‘Dads’ was astonishing,” she wrote.

    Along with the breakfast, the event featured several icebreaker activities – including teaching students how to tie a tie.

    Many of the men who volunteered had never mentored before, according to Drenka, who also works for Big Thought, a non-profit educational organization. She said she hopes this event inspires them to continue to uplift the young people in their community.

  194. Stimpson J. Cat

    Tough, now you can’t like Chappelle either.

    What has like got to do with laughing?

  195. zyconoclast

    Mike of Marion
    #2605954, posted on January 9, 2018 at 11:32 pm
    Oh dear!!

    Did you see the sponsor logo for “CIGARETTE”

  196. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Fifty years ago, today, since John Gorton became Prime Minister. Liked a few drinks, and a look at a pretty face, and the wowsers all stood and howled. Along came Bob Hawke, and the howler monkeys saw him as the quintessential Aussie larrakin. Go figure.

  197. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Fifty years ago, today, since John Gorton became Prime Minister

    “It’s shapely, it wiggles and it’s name is Ainsley Gotto.”

  198. Mitch M.

    Be prepared for the latest Macrocrap stuff up. The update KB4056892, to address the chip vulnerabilities, is causing problems everywhere. I’ve tried everything but a manual install. The Macrocrap support advice led to another waste of time so obviously Macrocrap doesn’t have a clue. If you have an older AMD chip try to block the install with the appropriate KB because it is bricking older AMD chipsets. I tried that but the KB failed to block the install. The only other option is going into services and disable Macrocrap update but I think you have to do that with every boot up. A host of other problems are being reported. Time to buy a penguin.

  199. OneWorldGovernment

    Mitch M.
    #2605984, posted on January 10, 2018 at 2:18 am

    Be prepared for the latest Macrocrap stuff up. The update KB4056892, to address the chip vulnerabilities, is causing problems everywhere. I’ve tried everything but a manual install. The Macrocrap support advice led to another waste of time so obviously Macrocrap doesn’t have a clue. If you have an older AMD chip try to block the install with the appropriate KB because it is bricking older AMD chipsets. I tried that but the KB failed to block the install. The only other option is going into services and disable Macrocrap update but I think you have to do that with every boot up. A host of other problems are being reported. Time to buy a penguin.

    Mitch M.

    Last night and tonight did the deed from Win7 to latest Linux Debian. as primary boot.

    Still setting up bits and pieces.

    Interesting that Debian comes with Firefox as standerd.

  200. OneWorldGovernment

    Hey Josh FriedEggBurgers and Commie Malcontent Turnbull.

    German Energy Policy on the Rocks

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/01/german-energy-policy-on-the-rocks.php

  201. OneWorldGovernment

    A tad like Quadrant and flagrantly pushing the line from John Hinderaker’s post

    Check Out One of America’s Most Dynamic Publications

  202. struth

    Dear Notafan.
    I will type this slowly for you.

    I am a confirmed catholic.

    As an adult I do not go to church.

    Whether or not I am a Christian or a Catholic in your eyes is irrelevant to me.
    I was raised a Catholic and like many of my generation discontinued church attendance.
    I had my son christened in a catholic church.
    If that makes me a terrible heathen in your saintly view, I couldn’t give a shit.
    I don’t care if people think I’m not a Catholic because I don’t care if I am one or not.

    But I appreciate Christianity and what it has done for the world.

    You seem to not be able to comprehend this position.
    I can’t help you there.
    I am guessing it is because you believe the bible is the word of God where I tend to think it might have been written by a number of humans.

    Although I agree with most things you say on this blog you do get all swivel eyed loon over this subject hence my religious zealot comment.
    Oh and I never said that christianity doesn’t exist outside of the west, I said it is the religion that gave us the west.
    Very different.
    Please don’t put words in my mouth and then call me an idiot based on those words.

    Dr BG
    Thank you for good discussion points that I will respond to but I’ve just spent the time I would have spent answering you defending myself from Sister Notafan.

  203. Rae

    It’s very quiet this morning.

  204. OneWorldGovernment

    I come from a mining family. Tasmanian Copper, Victorian Coal and Broken Hill.

    When is Australia going to get rid of the scum that is called BHP-Billiton?

    Delist the pricks.

    This is ExxonMobil reply to some “public servant” scags

    Climate Change: California Hypocrisy Turned up to 11

  205. struth

    I like the Ben Garrison one Tom.

  206. Tom

    Hahaha. In the past three hours, Trump has blown Michael Wolff’s White House novel out of the water, allowing TV cameras to broadcast a 45-minute meeting of Democrats and Republicans he brought together to fix DACA, chain migration and border security. He also pulled this out of his arse:

    WASHINGTON — President Trump is expected to attend the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, in the coming weeks, an administration official said on Tuesday.

    In a statement, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said the president was looking forward to attending the gathering of world leaders and business executives.

    “The president welcomes opportunities to advance his America First agenda with world leaders,” Ms. Sanders said. “At this year’s World Economic Forum, the president looks forward to promoting his policies to strengthen American businesses, American industries and American workers.”

    Mr. Trump won the 2016 election in part by attacking elites in the United States and promising to “drain the swamp” in Washington of lobbyists, corporate influence and members of the establishment — the very description of those who regularly attend the Davos forum.

    The event is a global symbol of everything that Mr. Trump’s former chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, railed against during the presidential campaign and the first seven months in the administration.

    I hope the Paywallian sends Judith Sloan back to Davos to cover this major narrative explosion.

  207. OneWorldGovernment

    This is from Scott Johnson over at Powerline

    I have a close friend who is both an extremely successful businessman and a man of character whom I greatly respect. He got my attention yesterday with a message transmitting the complaint against Google: “I couldn’t stop reading this. I cannot even imagine how miserable it would be to work at Google with management like this.”

    And to think that ‘some’ enlightened soul made sure that a former Google executive was appointed to head up their ABC

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/01/up-from-google.php

  208. Mike of Marion

    Tom

    Stiglich for me.

  209. Mike of Marion

    As you can be inclined to do, laying awake at about 0320 and that fuckwit Charlie Pickering on ABC Radio “Overnight” claiming Harpo’s speech at the GG was of the highest order – presidential even.

  210. struth

    Is that Charlie Pickering who’s so young that he’s still impressed with his own ability to grow facial hair?

    Where do they pick these wankers up from?

  211. Tom

    Judith Sloan last January:

    Another year, another Davos. Vast quantities of other people’s money — only a handful of attendees actually pay their own way — figuratively tossed into the plentiful snow falling on that picturesque village in the Swiss Alps.

    Let’s face it, worrying about wealth inequality, global poverty, gender disparities, the plight of refugees, mass unemployment, automation, climate change and the rising tide of nationalism and populism doesn’t come cheap. You need the right people to discuss these matters, even if 80 per cent of them are men.

    When I attended the Davos World Economic Forum, for the first and last time in 2012, there were refreshingly few Australian attendees. To be sure, there were some main chancers from the big banks and resource houses. And then there was foreign minister Kevin Rudd and trade minister Craig Emerson.

    Unsurprisingly, the Ruddster had instructed our Swiss embassy to organise a cocktail party for Australian attendees at one of the local hotels. The cost would probably have run a large public hospital for a week or two or covered the bill for the age pension for a few days. Rudd was very perplexed about how few Australians bothered to turn up at this “world-class event replete with all the important movers and shakers”. I mumbled some diplomatic response along the lines that it is a long way to come, it is at an inconvenient time for Australians, it costs a lot and the forum is very European-centric.

    What I should have said is: thank God, most Australians realise that the Davos World Economic Forum is pretentious, asinine, self-serving sludge which is used to bolster what is a lucrative personal vanity project of its founder and head, Klaus Schwab.

    Its main purpose is to celebrate globalism and to denigrate the nat­ion state.

  212. Geriatric Mayfly

    And to think that ‘some’ enlightened soul made sure that a former Google executive was appointed to head up their ABC

    Looks like Guthrie came from inside Deep Google, just the ticket for the ABC.

  213. Dover
    in relation to “natural rights” in one breath you state:

    How can they be discoverable independently of man?

    and then:

    I’m pretty sure unwanted sexual advances or being pressured into sex were morally problematic 20 years ago but even if they were not, this would still not disprove the existence of natural rights because it is true or false independent of what is believed about sexual assault, etc. at this or that time.

    which is it? are natural rights independent or not?

    Because, in the first instance, I’m querying how we can work out what a human beings natural rights are without knowing what a human being is and what goods/ends s/he is directed independently of man, while in the second, I’m asserting that what is true or false is independent of what anyone at anytime may believe about the good and the right.

  214. egg_

    what you are describing here is an overload.

    Network designers use parameters such as transformer fault current and there are terms such as fault tolerance so that a fault doesn’t cascade through the network.

  215. Des Deskperson

    “Fifty years ago, today, since John Gorton became Prime Minister. Liked a few drinks, and a look at a pretty face, and the wowsers all stood and howled.”

    Back in the eighties, you could often see Jolly John Gorton at the Fyshwick – Canberra – fruit markets.

    He wasn’t jolly then, he was always his own and looked shabby, ill-cared for, lonely and forlorn.

    I never saw anyone talk to him.

  216. Motelier

    It’s very quiet this morning.

    Pity you had to spoil the serenity. Just go and flush youself kittehstalker.

  217. So we have industries shutdown because of a warm day, AEMO figures showing 2 maybe 3 states living on the supply edge because of warm day and insufficient generation capacity.
    And ausgrid lies about it.

    Yep. It’s a disaster. The lie is worse.

    In an alternate universe, heads would roll.

  218. Geriatric Mayfly

    I have got so sick of the predictable witless bozos who pass themselves off as comedians and “courageously” bash Abbott, Pell, Trump etc. Next Melbourne comedy festival I think I will stay home get Netflix and watch Dave.

    Just noticed this LL. You will have to admit that there is one who stands out from the scrum, namely: Rod Quantock . Are you really going to deny yourself a night of unbridled mirth?

  219. stackja

    Sebastian Gorka: Wolff at the White House door just #fakenews
    Sebastian Gorka, The Daily Telegraph
    January 10, 2018 12:00am
    Subscriber only
    WHEN I worked in the White House I was viewed as strange by many of my colleagues in Sean Spicer’s Press team.

    Although, as a Deputy Assistant to President Trump, I could regularly be seen on the major news networks standing on the North Lawn of the White House and discussing some aspect of the Administration’s latest policy, I maintained a rather different relationship with the Press than all my other politically appointed colleagues.

    Unless we had a pre-existing relationship I didn’t trust any journalist. And if you came from an outlet that belonged to what President Trump calls #FAKENEWS, I really wasn’t interested in becoming your friend. To those few persistent journalists from organs like the Washington Post, or similar who wouldn’t give up, I was upfront: Sorry, I don’t do “deep background” and I’m using my phone to record this conversation.

    As a result, you’d never see CNN’s Jim Acosta coming out of my office or the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman buying me an espresso at Peet’s around the corner from the West Wing.

    So, when I met Michael Wolff in Reince Priebus’ office, where he was waiting to talk to Steve Bannon, and after I had been told to also speak to him for his book, my attitude was polite but firm: “Thanks but no thanks.”

    Especially after our brief encounter reinforced in me my gut feeling that this oleaginous scribe has no interest in being fair and unbiased.

    Now the chattering classes are gripped in a hysterical fever over Wolff’s tell-all book “Fire and Fury,” with Wolff actually saying that the publication will bring down the duly elected President of the United States.

    I refuse to buy the book of a man who so avowedly holds what in a previous age we would have called treasonous goals, but I have read the publicly released excerpts and therefore feel that we can all draw some practical conclusions.

    Firstly, Michael Wollf is a partisan hack with fatal credibility issues the likes of which we haven’t seen in a very long time.

  220. struth

    That Dave Chappelle character………………………………..(waste of pixels)

    I watched him once a few years ago now and saw a black racist that , like many of them, can’t get over their own racism.
    It’s all consuming.
    Haven’t watched him since.

    He must have changed for Cat commenters to like him.

  221. egg_

    And to think that ‘some’ enlightened soul made sure that a former Google executive was appointed to head up their ABC

    Looks like Guthrie came from inside Deep Google, just the ticket for the ABC.

    Perhaps Google should be relabelled: Agog?

  222. stackja

    Countdown footage of convicted paedophile Gary Glitter
    CAMERON ADAMS, COLIN VICKERY AND CATHERINE LAMBERT, Herald Sun
    37 minutes ago
    Subscriber only
    ABC TV has removed The Doctor Blake Mysteries from its iview service, citing “allegations against principal cast member Craig McLachlan and a related police investigation”.

    But the national broadcaster is still featuring jailed paedophile pop star Gary Glitter on a music video program.

    Glitter, now serving time in a British jail after child sex crimes, was seen as part of R age Goes Retro month, which airs old episodes of Countdown.

    Asked about scrapping Doctor Blake, but keeping Gary Glitter, an ABC spokesman said there was no strict policy for retrospectively editing out performers. “The ABC would consider such measures on a case-by-case basis,” he said.

  223. egg_

    Rating factor for variation in ground temperature for cable laid in direct ground

    Ground Temp in C 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50
    MV cable XLPE insulated 1.12 1.08 1.04 1.00 0.96 0.91 0.87 0.82

  224. Tintarella di Luna

    …this oleaginous scribe has no interest in being fair and unbiased.</blockquote

    this Sebastian Gorka assessment of Michael Wolff could be applied to all of the partisan hacks of the Australian hate-press

  225. stackja

    Rita Panahi: Self-obsessed stars have style, but lack substance
    Rita Panahi, Herald Sun
    January 9, 2018 7:00pm
    Subscriber only
    SORRY if I’m not suitably impressed by a pack of morally and intellectually vacuous virtue signallers — who for years protected predators in their midst — wearing designer black and mouthing platitudes at one of their many annual awards shows, the Golden Globes.

    Sorry, not buying it. And neither is the woman who, in exposing the predatory predilections of the lecherous Weinstein, played a key role in launching the Me Too and Time’s Up campaigns, actor Rose McGowan: “Not one of those fancy people wearing black to honour our rapes would have lifted a finger had it not been so. I have no time for Hollywood fakery, but you I love, @AsiaArgento” she tweeted.

    Some of Weinstein’s accusers said they had been excluded from the Globes. Rosanna Arquette posted: “No, we weren’t invited. Annabella (Sciorra), Daryl (Hannah), Mira (Sorvino) none of us were. ” Argento also confirmed she wasn’t invited: “It would have been too much of a downer … an embarrassment. Victims aren’t glamorous enough.”

    Oscar-winner Sorvino, who was black-listed after rejecting Weinstein’s advances, is a victim of Hollywood’s ugly hypocrisy that preaches equality and human rights but treats women like commodities; an industry that too often gives a pass to misbehaving men.

  226. This sentence is absolute nonsense. Seems for the modern christian rights exist in some sort of twilight zone where they exist but don’t exist independent of man.

    An eye for an eye is a right that existed for most societies, it’s logical and had general consensus, yet no longer does in modern societies. Does that mean it was not really a natural right? how do we know if a commonly held right is natural or not? How do we know if we are mistaken about a right?

    I shouldn’t be surprised that someone continues criticizing the idea of natural rights even where they clearly misunderstand what is meant by natural, but I am.

  227. stackja

    Tintarella di Luna
    #2606038, posted on January 10, 2018 at 7:14 am

    ALP/unions, maybe? I am shocked!

  228. egg_

    So we have industries shutdown because of a warm day,

    From previous, the NSW smelter has gone back to voluntary shutdown procedures – to avoid blackouts – that haven’t been used in decades.

  229. Leigh Lowe

    It’s very quiet this morning.

    Go check on mummy, freak.

  230. Baldrick

    A stumbling block for Ms ­Keneally is opposition from some unions angered by her demand for the resignation of former union boss Bernie Riordan as Labor Party president during the 2011 state election campaign.

    Right, so they’re waiting for the unions to make up their minds whether they’ll accept Keneally as a Senator. Democracy good and hard.

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