Open Forum: January 13, 2018

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  1. woolfe

    One of my best friends only son has just graduated in SA with Hons in quantity surveying. He is desperately trying to get into Australia but it is really difficult. He passed the English exam with flying colours but the Aust Institute of Quantity Surveyors requires 2 years experience for recognition, which would give him enough points for permanent residence.

    So we don’t want graduates who have had all their education paid for in another country with 40 plus years of taxpaying ahead of them.

    Comrades

  2. egg_

    They have an internal physical mechanism of creative destruction, called earthquakes.

    Affects the south island more?
    How’s the north island’s country roads – better than the Buckets Way through Gloucester NSW?

  3. Jessie

    Morris QC in Quadrant Jan/Feb issue (subscribers).

    Trust he does a similar article on the term makaratta, of the Uluru Statement/Treaty from the Heart.

    The Dadirri Imposture

    As an exercise in fabricating an indigenous “cultural tradition” which bears comparison with Western cultural traditions, the dadirri imposture is all the more offensive for being so ham-fisted. A practice limited to the women of a single tribe, numbering no more than a few hundred individuals, can hardly be presented as the cultural tradition of an entire people. By comparison with Judeo-Christian philosophy or the Vedic tradition of meditation in the Indian subcontinent—even by comparison with the Welsh practice of myfyrdod—dadirri hardly rates as “advanced” or “sophisticated”.
    Above all, the attempts to classify dadirri in occidental terms as a “research methodology”, even as a “philosophy”, and to overlay it with mystical, almost supernatural, powers—powers of emotional and psychological healing—transform the merely specious into the utterly risible. Australians, generally, are not unsympathetic with their indigenous compatriots, and are interested in learning about their culture and traditions. But Australians, generally, are also equipped with finely-tuned and perceptive “bulldust antennae”. And to tell Australians, in all seriousness, that an historically illiterate tribe living in humpies on the banks of the Daly River produced a “research methodology” comparable with those of Freire and Habermas—let alone a “philosophy” to be numbered alongside those of Aristotle, Plato and Socrates, of Confucius and Laozi, of David Hume, Immanuel Kant, John Locke and René Descartes—is simply to invite scorn and derision.
    By all means, if people find it relaxing to engage in quiet and peaceful contemplation of nature—if they find that it enhances their spiritual engagement, or even helps to alleviate emotional tension—that is unquestionably a good thing. And if they allow themselves to believe they are participating in a centuries-old praxis—whether modelled on the dadirri of the Ngangikurungkurr people, the Welsh tradition of myfyrdod, or even the “Transcendental Meditation” popularised by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (with a little help from his friends)—so much the better, if this serves to foster spiritual receptiveness or alleviates emotional distress.
    But, for goodness sake, spare us the claptrap about relief from pain and trauma, about remediation of mental illness, about it being a “research methodology” or a “philosophy”. If dadirri has anything to offer white Australians, that offering will not be enhanced by such ludicrous claims. It will only encourage thinking Australians to place dadirri in the dustbin with all the other fatuous promises offered by the bleeding-heart Leftist high-priesthood, regardless of whether they happen to be attired in clerical vestments or academic gowns.

  4. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    That chaos is a product of essentially communism usurping British legal and social institutions, the best ever, and using them to facilitate communism and increasingly islam. It is classic Gramsci and alinsky methodology and theory.

    +1

    The British were good rulers of ‘the natives’, a usefully benighted rabble, but terrible when it came to a place with a strong sense of its own cultural identity: Ireland. Being brown or white had nothing much to do with it. The British were very practiced in the art of creating ‘ethnic’ identities that enabled whole populations to be despised. They did this well against the Irish, so much so that Manchester landladies still had ‘no dogs, no Irish’ signs in their windows well into the 1950’s. Mind you, some of the Irish had by this time established tenancy credentials that made some of these signs make sense.

  5. cohenite

    Try stopping the Muslim call to prayer in your neighbourhood — any opposition to that nails-on-chalkboard incessant wail at 5 am is met with accusations of racism (Islam is not a race) and “islamophobia” (a euphemism for sharia enforcement).

    In Europe, muezzins are replacing church bells. That’s reality.

    From the feisty Pamela Geller.

  6. egg_

    Try stopping the Muslim call to prayer in your neighbourhood — any opposition to that nails-on-chalkboard incessant wail at 5 am is met with accusations of racism (Islam is not a race) and “islamophobia” (a euphemism for sharia enforcement).

    In Europe, muezzins are replacing church bells. That’s reality.

    Air drop powdered pork scratchings via drones.

  7. egg_

    That chaos is a product of essentially communism usurping British legal and social institutions, the best ever, and using them to facilitate communism and increasingly islam. It is classic Gramsci and alinsky methodology and theory. The Brits, like the rest of the Western world aren’t at war with themselves but at war with a parasitic interloper.

    +1

    Liberty quote.

    The lumpen proles are useful idiots in this endeavour, until they wake up.

  8. twostix

    The march through the institutions of Socialism likely cucked the Imperialists’ strength of resolve and purpose.

    Too be sure but such a thing – the charge of hypocrisy could only concern a generation of weak spined degenerates who weren’t around for the creation of the empire, who didn’t want to face the reality of what it was and what was needed to maintain it – but whos lives profited magnificently from it just because they were born into it amd the right class. They wanted to be Nice ™ and cosmopolitan, not hard faced warriors and moral puritans like their grandparents were.

    The charge of hypocrisy could only work on the 1900’s equivalent of the dull, guilt ridden urban elite who is hounded to attack capitalism, nationalism, etc today. And it did because it was true in relation to them.

  9. Stimpson J. Cat

    Being brown or white had nothing much to do with it.

    He ha ha ja ha ha!

  10. Nick

    Calli, save your money, Egypt is very much a shithole, with a populace to match.

  11. egg_

    using them to facilitate communism and increasingly islam

    “Nothing to see here, move along, mind the bollard…”

  12. egg_

    the charge of hypocrisy could only concern a generation of weak spined degenerates who weren’t around for the creation of the empire, who didn’t want to face the reality of what it was and what was needed to maintain it

    The aristocracy’s kids were shuffled off to Oxford and fed a diet of 19th Century Marxism?

  13. Stimpson J. Cat

    Atrocities by the British are a relative thing

    Atrocities simply do not count unless they reach six million my good man.
    Not even worth contemplating.
    What what.

  14. Marty

    after spending a century telling us to not build up our own navies and armies too much

    More tosh. I would love to see some evidence for this assertion.

  15. twostix

    Also late stage the imperialists had become excessively corrupt and it was all about money and power (and internationalism).

    For the british everyman the last facade of the empire being a spiritual mission died when the learned british troops were rounding up thousands of white christian south african families and putting them in disease ridden concentration camps over control of gold and diamonds mines.

    Bad optics. Easily exploited.

  16. Makka

    The lumpen proles are useful idiots in this endeavour, until they wake up.

    If they wake up or if they wake up in time.

    I think it’s already too late. Trump is trying to shock the proles into an awakening of common sense but we see large parts of the world populace going fkn bananas at the thought of a) not being in control and b) facing a Govt trying to roll back the globalist/UN/Marxist march into our lives.

    I’m not at all hopeful but hope I’m wrong.

  17. twostix

    More tosh. I would love to see some evidence for this assertion.

    You’re quite seriously going to suggest Britain – famously jealous of its exclusive naval power – didn’t tell Australia and before that the colonies not to bother too much with building a navy because we can always rely on them?

    (Until the japs effortlessly made their navy flee across to the other side of the Indian ocean where they hid for two years until it was safe to come back).

    Dear me.

  18. mh

    Their ABC and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un tag team against Trump.

  19. Makka

    You’re quite seriously going to suggest Britain – famously jealous of its exclusive naval power – didn’t tell Australia and before that the colonies not to bother too much with building a navy because we can always rely on them?

    I don’t believe I’ve come across that as it applies to Australia but if you have some reference it would be helpful to see it.

  20. Joe

    I think it’s already too late. Trump is trying to shock the proles into an awakening of common sense but we see large parts of the world populace going fkn bananas at the thought of a) not being in control and b) facing a Govt trying to roll back the globalist/UN/Marxist march into our lives.

    They were never in control. What truly frightens them is that they may be shut out of the only decisions that matter (those of the USA). Which leads to b. Just about all the ills that beset the West is from infiltration of it’s institutions by those who have no legal or rightful access to those institutions. Remember Communism divorced itself from the West. The march of socialism is an invasion by outside actors facilitated by inside main-chancers and traitors. The same is true of Islam. The West’s weakness is it’s compassion. Until we harden up, nothing will stop the rape of the West.

  21. Stimpson J. Cat

    You’re quite seriously going to suggest Britain – famously jealous of its exclusive naval power – didn’t tell Australia and before that the colonies not to bother too much with building a navy because we can always rely on them?

    Australia has always had an enormous standing Navy of bark canoes, frigates, destroyers, and submarines ready to defend her at any given moment.
    This is complete and utter rubbish.

  22. Marty

    You’re quite seriously going to suggest Britain – famously jealous of its exclusive naval power – didn’t tell Australia and before that the colonies not to bother too much with building a navy because we can always rely on them?

    I am not suggesting anything; just asking for some evidence to support your assertion.

  23. OneWorldGovernment

    Joe
    #2609502, posted on January 14, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    +1000

  24. Stimpson J. Cat

    Why don’t we have nuclear weapons or reactors?
    Didn’t we let the British test them here?
    Why is that folks?
    Anyone?

  25. mh

    Vicente Fox Quesada‏Verified account @VicenteFoxQue

    [email protected], your mouth is the foulest shithole in the world. With what authority do you proclaim who’s welcome in America and who’s not.

    Just shows how powerful the globalists became. A former Mexican President believes that an American President should have no say on enforcing America’s borders.

  26. Until we harden up, nothing will stop the rape of the West.

    As I have said before.
    “I’ve trashed my place, so I’m moving in with you!”

  27. Tel

    That chaos is a product of essentially communism usurping British legal and social institutions, the best ever, and using them to facilitate communism and increasingly islam. It is classic Gramsci and alinsky methodology and theory. The Brits, like the rest of the Western world aren’t at war with themselves but at war with a parasitic interloper.

    I’m sorry but the British must take responsibility for a good share of the development of communism. Marx was in London when he came up with his theories and there were many British intellectuals attracted to similar kinds of Socialist ideas. Also, that genius Keynes combining the concept of economic stimulus with the idea that the state really should be in an excellent position to justify itself engaging in the spendthrift vote buying that they wanted to do all along, was probably the biggest single advance in worldwide communist takeover. The Italians and Germans also share some responsibility, but philosophically these cultures are fundamentally Western. It’s embarrassing, but the West can’t blame this on others, the problem can only be solved by self improvement.

  28. Mark A

    End of an era.
    Now they pay for what was free before, (provided by the mine).
    Spent two happy years there.
    Oranjemund has a town council.

  29. “I’ve trashed my place, so I’m moving in with you!”

    Answer: “Bugger off”

  30. dragnet

    A large proportion of the Boer deaths in the concentration camps was (so I read somewhere) attributable to the 17th century standards of hygiene practised by the Boers.

  31. Nick

    With what authority do you proclaim who’s welcome in America and who’s not.

    Good luck trying that one at the Mexican border, trying to enter.

  32. egg_

    Until we harden up, nothing will stop the rape of the West.

    Pretty much what twostix has been saying IMHO.

  33. herodotus

    Will we see some day soon (for argument’s sake) a call for Ken Rosewall Arena to be renamed because he snapped someone’s bra strap in 1960?

  34. herodotus

    The leader of the Left gang (in red) looks remarkably like that reprobate Natale.

  35. Geriatric Mayfly

    except she didn’t let go of railing against the ‘impertinence’ of considered underlings and others out there.

    In Craig Brown’s book on this lady of high birth, it was said that in one of those presentation line-ups which follow a theatre/film/concert performance, she ‘accidentally’ missed a handshake with someone who had crossed her. The Royal Personage, by the way, was seldom abroad before 11 am.

  36. egg_

    The lumpen proles are useful idiots in this endeavour, until they wake up.

    Methinks they woke up to Shrillary in the US, with e.g. female Indian accountants quietly voting for Trump.

  37. Leigh Lowe

    Calli, save your money, Egypt is very much a shithole, with a populace to match.

    Agree. I have pretty much ruled out the Aftican continent from our travels.
    I am open to being swayed that parts down South are worth the effort, but it will need to be a compelling argument.

  38. Stimpson J. Cat

    The sooner White people realize the West is f$cked and move to the natural home of all White people, Antarctica, the sooner we can dig out the secret Nazi bases and begin terraforming the place.
    A lot of people really don’t like the cold.

  39. Jessie

    Morris QC may have taken on a Maen Hir with that essay in Quadrant………….

    Management Committee

    Chair Dr Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr Baumann (AO)
    Vice Chair Rachel O’Connor
    Secretary Pip Gordon
    Treasurer Anna Bowden
    Public Officer Richard Davis
    Patron Father Frank Brennan (SJ, AO)

    Source: Miriam Rose Foundation

    And Honorary Doctorate for FB at QUT 1997
    Not in 1998 nor 2015 though…………

  40. woolfe

    dragnet,
    Yes, probably the reason so many joos died in nazi concentration camps. Idiot.

  41. cohenite

    I’m sorry but the British must take responsibility for a good share of the development of communism.

    The quality which distinguishes Western democracy, including Britain, is a tolerance of sometimes antithetical values such as communism. This doesn’t mean Western democracy facilitates communism. Communism like islam has to compete in a political marketplace. However the commies and muzzies don’t play fair, that is by democratic process and in fact subvert it. The problem for the West and Britain is to maintain the democratic form while removing its privilege from groups of citizens like commies and muzzies. Personally I have no problem with Western democracies banning the commies and muslims because their track record is plain, as is their intentions.

  42. Stimpson J. Cat

    so many joos died in nazi concentration camps.

    Six million to be exact.

  43. dragnet

    No Woolfe, I’m actually pointing out that the South African concentration camps were not designed as extermination camps.

  44. squawkbox

    Question for financially minded cats:
    Thinking I should be devoting a little more care and attention to my miniscule stock portfolio, what news sources do you use for Australian business and company news? Newspapers, magazines, TV, newsletters, blogs, youtube channels, facebook rants by coked-up stockbrokers, anything?

  45. egg_

    . The problem for the West and Britain is to maintain the democratic form while removing its privilege from groups of citizens like commies and muzzies. Personally I have no problem with Western democracies banning the commies and muslims because their track record is plain, as is their intentions.

    The problem is that the Leftoid-infiltrated MSM are their enablers, starting with the Govt Media outlets in the UK and Aus.

    Trump666 is a master in calling out CNN and ‘fake News*’.

    *The alleged Comedians at Aunty do their best to parody this, belying the Left’s indoctrination agenda via the Govt News media.

  46. was seldom abroad before 11 am

    So, was often a broad after 11 am?

  47. woolfe

    No Woolfe, I’m actually pointing out that the South African concentration camps were not designed as extermination camps.

    So if their hygiene was so bad why did they not die outside of concentration camps? Maybe the clue to deaths is the word concentration? So could it be that if one person contracted a disease it was easily passed on due to many people “concentrated” in a small area?

    May have not been designed but the poms did nothing when they acted as an extermination camps?

  48. JC;
    “He interests me because they can’t control him. And while nobody’s looking, the dollar is increasing in value, and there are a quarter of a million new jobs a month, he’s saying he’ll make America great again, and where blue collar workers are concerned, it’s working.”

    LOl The Dollar has actually fallen. I think what the old hack means is that the stock market has has gone up. She’s all confused.

    Now watch the reaction as all her old mates on the Left go mad at her.
    The look will be entertaining.

  49. cohenite

    Welcome ceremony at the cricket; some women giving out eucalypt leaves and asserting oldest living culture before also asserting their lands.

    I don’t like being welcomed to my country.

  50. egg_

    *The alleged Comedians at Aunty do their best to parody this, belying the Left’s indoctrination agenda via the Govt News media.

    The Union-affiliated ALP and ABC – it may rely on the Union Movement to curtail some of the excesses, but if Victoria is anything to go by, this is likely our future nationwide.

  51. Dr Beaugan;

    Yes, Helen Reddy can do anything. The only reason she doesn’t do nuclear physics or front line fighting against ISIS is that she is more interested in the important stuff like clothes and shoes and makeup.

    And handbags.
    Don’t forget the handbags.

  52. dragnet

    The British as far as I know did their best to provide the camps with adequate food and medical facilities (unlike the Nazis) but the Boers were too pigheaded to avail themselves of the medical assistance. Sanitation practices that might have passed muster at isolated farmsteads were totally inappropriate at the containment camps.
    Of course ot was a tragedy, and as you day ‘bad optics’ but there is another side to the story.

  53. Ragu

    mareeS

    #2608584, posted on January 13, 2018 at 4:14 am

    We have built some interesting places over the years, but now in our twilightish times we are encountering weirdtape.

    We have owned our beachside property, we have done nice reasonable things over 42yrs to make it into our habitable space, and now we wish to extend within our boundaries to accommodate our daughter above my husband’s art studio built in 1981.

    Newcastle Council is trying to classify it as a granny flat, with all sorts of planning caveats plus a $10,000 upfront fee, while we are saying it is an extension of existing family space within the boundaries of our land.

    We will win win, but how about unnecessary lawfare and the encroachment on private property rights that do not affect neighbours?

    Good friend in Brisbane with a typical Queenslander home has enclosed and built a downstairs bedroom, lounge and kitchen.

    He went to council to get it certified and was told that because of the hardwired oven and stove it constituted a separate flat and posed a fire risk. He had to rip it out.

    So he asked the clipboard fella ‘if I had a bench oven and a hot plate that is less of a fire risk?’

    Yep.

    Madness.

  54. Muddy

    You’re quite seriously going to suggest Britain – famously jealous of its exclusive naval power – didn’t tell Australia and before that the colonies not to bother too much with building a navy because we can always rely on them?

    Prior to Federation, the bigger Australian colonies had token naval forces, however the emphasis was on the defence of installations, such as the major harbours, rather than the outwards projection of power. Hence a good deal of effort was put into coastal artillery. The colonial gunboats were inshore vessels rather than suited to the ‘high seas’ for this reason. Top Ender will correct me on this, but I believe that to a degree, we paid for the upkeep of RN vessels on the Australia Station, and the benefit of doing so included being able to learn from the Royal Navy’s long experience via the exchange of personnel. Economically, it was undesirable to build and maintain a large naval force, and apart from the fear of roaming Russian fleets, there was no practical need either. The British did not actively discourage us from arming ourselves, and in both land-based and naval matters, offered us a good deal of assistance in creating our own defence forces post Federation. Our Universal Training Scheme equipped us well for the Great War.
    To imply that Britain discouraged us from becoming more independent in terms of our defence, is ridiculous. It certainly would have benefitted Great Britain financially to have been rid of us as a responsibility, allowing them to focus more confidently in patrolling other areas of the Pacific.

  55. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Lamb ad – really an Australia Day ad? Hard to believe it’s not a send up.

    Interesting that the ‘felt’ oppositions of ‘left’ and ‘right’ are being brought into the mainstream.
    Suggests to me that somewhere someone has picked up on the fact that ‘the right’ exist as ordinary people who are rather fed up (even though the left are given the best of it in that ad).

    No comment from Cats so far? Someone put me right please. 🙂

  56. Harlequin Decline

    May have not been designed but the poms did nothing when they acted as an extermination camps?

    Yes they did, albeit belatedly. When the conditions became known back in the UK the camps were placed under the Civil Service and conditions improved remarkably, so much so that the mortality rate dropped below that of some UK cities.

    Bearing in mind this was 100+ years ago it was likely better than any other country would have done at the time and under the same circumstances.

  57. Geriatric Mayfly

    Agree. I have pretty much ruled out the Aftican continent from our travels.
    I am open to being swayed that parts down South are worth the effort, but it will need to be a compelling argument.

    Don’t know what interests you LL but for me it is the wildlife and everything that contributes to the sum total of a particular wilderness. I have made three visits to South Luangwa NP in Zambia, and never considered the human element a threat or danger. Mind you there is no lingering about in towns or cities en route. Fly Joburg – Lusaka – Mfuwe and then lodge pick-up on arrival. Once inside the park – safe as houses. However, there may be exceptions where man meets beast, but only imbeciles seek such encounters.

  58. Helen

    Jessie
    #2609483, posted on January 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Morris QC in Quadrant Jan/Feb issue (subscribers).

    Trust he does a similar article on the term makaratta, of the Uluru Statement/Treaty from the Heart.

    The Dadirri Imposture

    Aboriginies – the only advanced culture in the world to not invent the wheel.

  59. W Hogg

    Rae
    #2609380, posted on January 14, 2018 at 10:59am
    Pay the $10 to go through the tunnel in the pyramid. It’s worth it just to say you’ve done it.

    Fuck off.

    While Sybil should indeed fuck off, a stopped desk calendar is right once a month. And this may be one of those occasions.

  60. Tel

    Communism like islam has to compete in a political marketplace.

    Yeah… and it did compete! Arthur Pigou, John Dewey and Bertrand Russell in the 1920’s, Keynes in the 1930’s and 1940’s, then the militant British trade unionists of the 1970’s, the “Third Wave” feminists who came after wanting privilege without responsibility… these were not minor cultural backwaters of the Western world (tolerated but largely ignored), they were in the middle of it, with rousing support from the middle classes.

  61. Makka

    They were never in control.

    You’re wrong. They’ve been in control for quite a while. That’s why Trump is so very important.

    The institutions and judiciaries have been lost for a decade and more. Uniparties control the executive Govt (Trump the exception). That’s the reality.

  62. Farmer Gez

    Disease was rampant during the second Boer War. Over half of British deaths were from disease, so it was unlikely they could control contagious disease in poorly run prison camps.

    No doubt the Brits were after the mineral riches under Boer control but the Boers for their part were enormously cruel to the native population and resented the British ban on slavery.

    It better to view history with an objective eye than spend your time polishing turds.

  63. egg_

    I note that a chief cast member of Muscle Beach Party is Bond beauty Luciana Paluzzi

  64. Tel

    No Woolfe, I’m actually pointing out that the South African concentration camps were not designed as extermination camps.

    So you never heard: “The purpose of a system is what it does.”

  65. Nemkat;

    Your average woman these days couldn’t look after a cat.

    The Child Bride has turned mealtimes for the pets into a macabre festival of time wasting.
    Chooks x 5 get a platter (I kid you not!) of sliced tomato/cheese/lettuce/bits of bread/other stuff, and the cats x 2 get a mix of wet food + tinned tuna/fish.
    When she isn’t here, they get scraps chucked out the kitchen door and the cats get biscuits.
    So she always feeds the animals.
    And “You never help around the house!”
    Tough.

  66. egg_

    the “Third Wave” feminists who came after wanting privilege without responsibility…

    Enabled by Teh Pill, no doubt.

  67. Makka

    The march of socialism is an invasion by outside actors facilitated by inside main-chancers and traitors. The same is true of Islam. The West’s weakness is it’s compassion. Until we harden up, nothing will stop the rape of the West

    Here you’ve just agreed with me Joe. They are in control.
    In Australia, the only thing that will harden us up is a severe recession. Even then it’s only 50/50 at best. I’m saying we are fkd.

  68. W Hogg

    Thinking I should be devoting a little more care and attention to my miniscule stock portfolio, what news sources do you use for Australian business and company news? Newspapers, magazines, TV, newsletters, blogs, youtube channels, facebook rants by coked-up stockbrokers, anything?

    I’d suggest finding some respected smallcap managers and reading all their letters. At least they are doing it for a living. 1 in 100 broker analysts will make it. Generally they’re the people too junior to have been poached by Fund management.

  69. Muddy

    Bearing in mind this was 100+ years ago it was likely better than any other country would have done at the time and under the same circumstances.

    Bear in mind also that military medicine was still developing. There were outbreaks of dysentery and typhoid which claimed the lives of many British troops.

  70. calli

    Nick
    #2609490, posted on January 14, 2018 at 1:09 pm
    Calli, save your money, Egypt is very much a shithole, with a populace to match.

    I know it’s a sh!thole. But it’s pyramids, Luxor, Abu Simbel, and Nile pirates or bust. No ballooning.

    I can recover from the zombie folk in Tel Aviv.🇮🇱

  71. dragnet

    Going back to the original launching point of this discussion (i.e the corrupting effect of colonialism on British self-perception) I would say the last para of the link would bear out a contention that (notwithstanding eff-ups in the running of the camps) the British Empire was about as good as it gets.

  72. Fisky

    From Steve Sailer – anyone notice something rather odd when you google “American inventors”. Try it and see what comes up.

  73. Tel

    You cannot say that Socialism was a little backwater organization in Italy and Germany either, given that there was a fairly notable political movement in those places (and a major war). Nor can you pretend that these cultures are somehow alien to Western tradition.

    If anything it was the Germans who carried Socialism into the Middle East, with copycat parties like the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (which are still active today FWIW).

    Baathism was an attempt to embrace what they saw as modern political and scientific ideas coming out of Europe, make government more secular, while maintaining a pan-Arabic and Islamic view of the world. It is a fusion philosophy in much the same style as National Socialism fused Marxist ideas of the working class being guaranteed both jobs and standardized living conditions, with Nationalist ideas where the individual is seen as a subservient piece in the larger machine of the nation-state.

  74. Stimpson J. Cat

    Try it and see what comes up.

    Racist.
    And why wasn’t 2Pac number 1?

  75. Makka

    You cannot say that Socialism was a little backwater organization in Italy and Germany either, given that there was a fairly notable political movement in those places (and a major war). Nor can you pretend that these cultures are somehow alien to Western tradition.

    True however until the Failed Russian Revolution of 1905, Marx did not have that much notoriety with his missives out of England. By the time of the Feb 1917 Russian Revolution, Marxism had transformed into the Socialist bible of sorts propelled by the growing revolutionary fermentation growing within Russia and the German population. By 1917, Socialism! had reached fever pitch throughout much of Europe.

  76. calli

    I commented here on the lamb ad about 20 minutes after it was released.

    Amusing that the “right” is also middle class, white, stuffy and cranky. The “left” is, of course, multi-culti and “cool”.

    Yawn.

  77. Makka

    From Steve Sailer – anyone notice something rather odd when you google “American inventors”. Try it and see what comes up.

    Yes, odd.

  78. calli

    From Steve Sailer – anyone notice something rather odd when you google “American inventors”. Try it and see what comes up.

    Chortle. It’s a leg-pull, surely?

  79. Bruce of Newcastle

    Chooks x 5 get a platter (I kid you not!) of sliced tomato/cheese/lettuce/bits of bread/other stuff, and the cats x 2 get a mix of wet food + tinned tuna/fish.

    Winston – I’m glad by comparison I only run a café not a two star Michelin establishment. 😀

    My afternoon entertainment has been to tout for new business from a young kooka and a blue faced honeyeater.

  80. 132andBush

    The lamb add is utter shit. What sellouts.
    Makes me want to eat a fucking falafel.
    Made by lefties.
    How do I know?
    Pay close attention to the global warming bit of the “song”.

  81. Bruce in WA

    I don’t like being welcomed to my country.

    Nor I; and I usually say so loudly and distinctly.

  82. Snoopy

    From Steve Sailer – anyone notice something rather odd when you google “American inventors”. Try it and see what comes up.

    I haven’t looked. Is it clock boy?

  83. Infidel Tiger

    James Morrow has an excellent column on how stupid and destructive the lamb ads are.

    https://twitter.com/dailytelegraph/status/951670839237402624?s=17

  84. Makka

    Made by lefties.

    Hipster millennial lefties.

  85. Snoopy

    Pay close attention to the global warming bit of the “song”.

    Doesn’t it also say something like, “The right think rights are wrong”? Yep we hate the right to own firearms and the right to free speech.

  86. Helen

    Yeah I thought the lamb ad was down on conservatives – when most farmers I think would be coservative.

  87. Snoopy

    For Snoopy

    I see I’m too cynical. But only just.

  88. calli

    It’s an old article, but Google it today and the result is the same. Normal people would have set it right out of shame, but not the soshul engineers at Google.

    #blackinventorsmatter

  89. Stimpson J. Cat

    James Morrow has an excellent column on how stupid and destructive the lamb ads are.

    Real Australians eat Bacon, Pork, and Shellfish.
    It really is that simple.
    Lamb is for all those other times when you cannot get these three.

  90. Helen

    From Steve Sailer – anyone notice something rather odd when you google “American inventors”. Try it and see what comes up.

    The by far greatest majority of them are black.

    Q. How come with even more numbers back in the dark continent, they invented stuff all. Must have been that classical education they got in the USA.

  91. cohenite

    I note that a chief cast member of Muscle Beach Party is Bond beauty Luciana Paluzzi

    A different world in that movie.

  92. testpattern

    ‘Trust he does a similar article on the term makaratta

    fuck off back to your LOR bookshop.

  93. calli

    Morrow on Lamb

    But “Lamb Side Story” as it is known isn’t about a satiric but loving look at who we are but rather an imagined Australia where multicultural suburbanites and tong-wielding mothers are caught in a trap between caring but shouty lefties on one side and troglodytic, knuckle-dragging righties on the other.

    The sort of ad the ABC would show if it could show ads.

    Pity the farmers who paid for the rubbish.

  94. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I commented here on the lamb ad about 20 minutes after it was released.

    Sorry, Calli. I missed it. That’s what happens when I’m in and out of here a lot and lose my place. 🙂

  95. woolfe

    drugnut
    You stated the Boers were responsible for their own demise due to their 17th century hygiene practices. Which is demonstrable wrong.

  96. DrBeauGan

    It’s an old article, but Google it today and the result is the same. Normal people would have set it right out of shame, but not the soshul engineers at Google.

    Yes. Most of the famous American inventors you’ve never heard of are black or female or both.

    It’s all part of the great plan. If you tell enough black women there are lots of black women inventors, then they’ll suddenly get all creative and go off and invent a new approach to ironing.

  97. Farmer Gez

    Pity the farmers who paid for the rubbish.

    Getting on to $7.00 a kilo live weight for lamb. If we need pity it’s over those waste of time electronic tags we were forced to use.

  98. Makka

    Pity the farmers who paid for the rubbish.

    Walked into it with their eyes wide open.

  99. testpattern

    ‘offered us a good deal of assistance in creating our own defence forces post Federation’

    WA was left defenceless. See Recommendations of Admiral Sir Reginald Henderson 1910/11. Aust was so weak in ww1 the Brits had to ask the Japanese navy to protect us. They thus obtained valuable knowledge of our coast and sheltered their fleet in Jurien Bay, which they used again covertly in ww2.

  100. dragnet

    No Woolf, the gist was that the Boer death toll was a lot higher than it should have been. When alerted to the issue the British authorities reacted effectively.
    The British (and by extension their descendants here and in other parts of the Commonwealth) have very little to be ashamed of.

  101. Stimpson J. Cat

    Testy, can you do up a list of famous Aboriginal inventors please?

    Thanks in advance.

  102. Gab

    can you do up a list of famous Aboriginal inventors please?

    Ernie Dingo comes to mind. He fabricated invented the welcome to country scam in the 1970s.

    And some white teacher and an Abo invented the dot paintings around the same time.

  103. In Australia, the only thing that will harden us up is a severe recession.
    Even then it’s only 50/50 at best. I’m saying we are fkd.

    Or we could just sack all the sitting politicians, and go on sacking them until they get it right.

  104. Ragu

    Are you about feeltheburn?

    Patriots defensive line this year is better than good. And Brady looks fantastic in the pocket.

  105. calli

    I hereby completely and wholeheartedly withdraw my pity for Australia’s sheep farmers.

    So don’t let me hear any of youse whingeing again. Evah! 😐

  106. JC

    Interesting factoid I picked up at lunch.

    Maximum transaction capacity of bitcoin per second : 7. Yep!

    Visa in the US alone does around 12oo per second.

    Bitcoin is not scaleable either because of the technology limitations.

    If this is the case Bitcoin is a bullshit attempt of a currency.

  107. Stimpson J. Cat

    Ernie Dingo comes to mind.

    He wasn’t the first Aboriginal man to slap a kid at a school.
    Doesn’t count.

  108. woolfe

    Drugnut,
    Yea, as did the Nazis.

  109. Stimpson J. Cat

    We should be tailoring our Lamb ads towards Kiwis.
    Dim lighting, sexy costumes, that sort of thing.
    They are a huge market.

  110. Rae

    Pay the $10 to go through the tunnel in the pyramid. It’s worth it just to say you’ve done it.

    Once in a lifetime thing.

    Who TF is Sybil?

    Come to think of it: WhoTF is W Hogg?

  111. Stimpson J. Cat

    Bitcoin is not scaleable either because of the technology limitations.
    If this is the case Bitcoin is a bullshit attempt of a currency.

    I am occasionally right JC.

  112. JC

    Oh and by the way, there is something like 450 million transactions each day in the US alone. Good luck having Bitcoin being able to satisfy this need.

  113. Ragu

    The only redeeming value of a kiwi living in Australia is that they can identify mutton in 0.2 seconds

  114. JC

    I am occasionally right JC.

    Explain.

  115. Ragu

    I told youse Bitcoin was shit

  116. Stimpson J. Cat

    Once in a lifetime thing.

    Talk us through your tunnel travel travails Grig.

  117. Stimpson J. Cat

    Explain.

    Bitcoin is not a valid attempt at a real life currency.
    I said this from day one.

  118. Ragu

    Bitcoin is promissory notes underwritten by the buyers.

    It’s B.S

  119. DrBeauGan

    Testy, can you do up a list of famous Aboriginal inventors please?

    Thanks in advance.

    No!! We’ve already had lists of heroes.

    This is all part of self-esteem theory. The belief that because kids with high self-esteem do well in exams and sport, the thing to do is to tell all the losers how splendid they and their ancestors are, so they’ll stop being losers.

    The possibility that kids developed higher self-esteem as a consequence of getting good at exams and sport instead of the other way around is too difficult for some to grasp.

    Google has it’s share of patronising prats. But we knew that.

  120. JC

    Talk us through your tunnel travel travails Grig.

    He has a ossuary in his hidden basement.

  121. Baldrick

    I know it’s a sh!thole. But it’s pyramids, Luxor, Abu Simbel, and Nile pirates or bust. No ballooning.

    calli- Reconsider your need to travel

  122. testpattern

    I repost this with the explanation I didn’t give yesterday.

    Indigenous song poem in translation, from Hedland

    Huge Australia

    You are tossing away the turbulence,
    That’s your spray there!
    It’s another stage in your long journey,
    Truly huge Australia.

    Heading steadily away in a straight line,
    Truly your noise is covered
    By the sound of the outgoing tide,
    As you disappear into the distance.

    Mingarlajirri

    This song by Mingarlajarri is probably the only song written about HMAS Australia, which embarked troops at Hedland. As such it deserves a place at the AWM and in the canon of Australian Military music/lit.

  123. DrBeauGan

    Maximum transaction capacity of bitcoin per second : 7. Yep!

    JC, this is when you have to mine them. Trading them for goods from a software wallet is instantaneous but requires an authorised wallet.

  124. testpattern

    ‘We’ve already had lists of heroes’

    I can and will repost as I see racists trying to fabricate history.

    ‘This is all part of self-esteem theory’

    Wrong. It’s all part of history.

  125. Baldrick

    can you do up a list of famous Aboriginal inventors please?

    Geoff Bardon – dot painting inventor.
    Oh hang on …
    dot painting on canvas emerged in central Australia in the early 1970s as a result of Aboriginal people working together with a white art school teacher, Geoffrey Bardon

  126. testpattern

    ‘dot painting’

    Known in the art trade as SOS.

  127. Bruce of Newcastle

    Bitcoin is not scaleable either because of the technology limitations.

    Fortunately.

    Morgan Stanley: Bitcoin Mining Consumed 20TWh Electricity in 2017, 140TWh Predicted 2018

    That’s a lot of solar panels!

    (Australia produces around 230 TWh per year, so if Bishop could get the UN to ban Bitcoin we’d achieve Electricity Bill’s promised cuts in one stroke.)

  128. cohenite

    Ernie Dingo comes to mind. He fabricated invented the welcome to country scam in the 1970s.

    And some white teacher and an Abo invented the dot paintings around the same time.

    For a somnambulant pseudo culture aboriginals didn’t do much did they: a bent stick and didgeridoo about sums it up; but haven’t they done well since the white mugs got PC’ed.

  129. JC

    Doc

    JC, this is when you have to mine them. Trading them for goods from a software wallet is instantaneous but requires an authorised wallet.

    From what I understood, Doc, it’s instant within the parameters of the 7 transaction per second limit. Anything beyond that and you’re queued.

  130. Ragu

    Bitcoin is a scam, but the blockchain and the new possibilities are good.

    I can exchange 1/5 of a single BHP share to buy a schooner of beer. For example.

    That is the future of financial instruments

  131. Oh come on

    A good match, men and women.

    True. If you’ve been married for some time and together gone through a range of experiences that life tends to throw at you, it becomes clear to the point of irrefutable that women tend to have strengths in certain areas and men have strengths in other areas, and this combination is very complementary. I can see the strengths of women in other women, but in the highest resolution in my wife.

    And who would be the least bit surprised that women and men have developed these highly complementary traits, if our ancestors lived in social structures where pair bonding was commonplace? Of course symbiotic characteristics between male and females evolved in these circumstances. Not identical characteristics – where’s the utility in that? The tabula rasa people strike me as being fundamentally unscientific if they think there is no link between biological sex and gender expression.

  132. JC

    Bruce, I was reading the a bitocin mining operation somewhere in the north west of the US had to negotiate electricity rates with the utility and the plan is to consume 50% of the production. FMD.

  133. Tom

    Who TF is Sybil?

    Googleory doesn’t do self-awareness. Stretching mother’s skin is an all-consuming mission.

  134. marcus classis

    Hmm. Note to self. When next in the USA, never get any food made up by a black person.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DS-98JwVAAArv7V.jpg

    Not worth the bio risk.

  135. JC

    That is the future of financial instruments

    For that to occur you would require an exchange with a bid and offer for that particular transaction… ie a bid and offer for purchase and sale of 20% BHP / schooner of beer. I’m not sure it would be the most efficient way to transact.

  136. testpattern

    ‘Ernie Dingo comes to mind. He fabricated invented the welcome to country scam in the 1970s.’

    As I’ve explained previously, Welcome to Country is customary, began before Ernie adapted it and still continues. The welcome to country practices are used to demonstrate spiritual necessity in native title. That’s why Fortescue is appealing the Rares decision.

  137. Top Ender

    The Teddy Sheean bravery case is being re-opened.

    Sheean died as a gunner on board HMAS Armidale in 1942, defending his ship as it was attacked by swarms of Japanese fighters and bombers south of Timor.

    After the action, he was given a Mention in Despatches. Many think he should have been given a Victoria Cross.

    The Royal Australian Navy has never been awarded a VC, despite scores of brave actions since its inception. At the time of Sheean’s action, recommendations had to go through the Royal Navy in London, rather than be processed within Australia, as was the case with the Army and RAAF.

  138. calli

    Thanks, Balders. I’ve been keeping a close eye on developments there. Still have around 12 weeks to decide.

  139. Dr Faustus

    It’s an old article, but Google it today and the result is the same. Normal people would have set it right out of shame, but not the soshul engineers at Google.

    You can test this proposition further.

    Google search ‘American scientists‘ and you get back a mainly socially-mediated selection of minor scientists of colour and vagina. Worthy citizens, but resolutely low-yield and unknown.

    Google search ‘top American scientists‘ and you get back the usual suspects: Edison, Fermi, Oppenheimer, Bell etc. And, pleasingly, Hedy Lamarr – who I only recently discovered was a significant citizen scientist.

  140. testpattern

    ‘can you do up a list of famous Aboriginal inventors’

    Recorded Aboriginal inventions and innovations probably begin with Rock Art. New styles were invented periodically. No I’m not going to list them just because you’re dying of boredom in your renal unit.

  141. Diogenes

    Maximum transaction capacity of bitcoin per second : 7. Yep!

    You do not count on a turnaround of less than 10 minutes for a transaction, and last time I looked the fee for any transaction was $20+ . https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/12/bitcoin-fees-are-skyrocketing/

  142. Infidel Tiger

    If you don’t think there are successful abo inventors then you haven’t seen Bush Mechanics.

    Those blokes are amazing.

    https://youtu.be/IIcmsjT73Yk

  143. JC

    Yea, D. I also heard the transaction cost is very very high.

    It sounds to me that it will be the blockchain that’s going to be adopted.

  144. egg_

    No I’m not going to list them just because you’re dying of boredom in your renal unit.

    How’s the smoking jacket and Fedora hat?

  145. stackja

    TP is very good at invention.

  146. DrBeauGan

    It is indeed about ten minutes for a transaction. But if i sell JC a cup of coffee for 0.0001 bitcoin, we don’t register that on the blockchain. I wait until I have quite a lot of coffee sold and get together with a bank or online equivalent to pool many transactions. I might have to wait until some clearing is done, but if they were transferred via a reliable third party I can access cash in microseconds.

    If a lot of cryptos are being swapped, mostly in small sums, it makes no sense to register intermediate transactions on the blockchain.

  147. Oh come on

    Thanks for that link, IT – this episode of Bush Mechanics is a pisser!

  148. egg_

    TP is very good at invention.

    Sock-o-rama

  149. testpattern

    ‘Fedora’

    Noel Pearson has it. He got it from Leonard Teale. It has history and street cred.

    Pearson’s fedora went into a bar and called for a beer. ‘Who are you?’ asked the barman.
    ‘Noel Perason,’ said the fedora. ‘Who’s that in the corner?’ said the fedora pointing to a policeman’s cap on a table.

    “That’s Peter Dutton’s conscience,’ said the barman. ‘It’s invisible too.’

  150. Tom

    Recorded Aboriginal inventions and innovations probably begin with Rock Art.

    Aahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahaha!!!!

    Michaelangelo was unavailable for comment.

    You really are the worst kind of anti-civilisationist tax-eating parasite, Old Salt.

  151. egg_

    It has history and street cred.

    Don’t the “economically literate” judge people by their shoes?
    /Carpetbagger

  152. stackja

    Who is real? Who is imaginary?

  153. Baldrick

    Thanks, Balders. I’ve been keeping a close eye on developments there. Still have around 12 weeks to decide.

    It may be handy calli to learn a couple of passages from the Quoran if you decide to go. Might come in handy to recite when requested, at a moments notice.

  154. Bill Thompson

    As I was heading home after my morning eco-friendly bike ride along the mighty Yarra this morning, I spotted a large public event in Alexandra Gardens. I stopped by for a gander & it turned out to be a celebration of diversity & I had what turned out to be quite a pleasant chat with a local BLM activist.

    https://youtu.be/KW7qU-ah62I

  155. Jessie

    I watched the ad and thought it was American. And not til towards the end realised it was Australia.

    Just perusing the 2017 Lamb ad(s)

    The Gods around the table socialising seems to have been binned by youtube . Well that’s what is written in the credits at the end.

    This of the 2017 ad
    Everything Wrong With The 2017 Lamb Australia Day Ad

    Australia Day Lamb 2016

  156. Stimpson J. Cat

    No I’m not going to list them just because you’re dying of boredom in your renal unit.

    Look my kidneys, like the rest of me, are healthy, virile, and very agile.
    Yes I may have been slightly alcoholic occasionally.
    But I grew out of it like most responsible white people do.
    Even my part Aboriginal kids don’t drink.
    Do your kids drink Testy?

  157. egg_

    testpattern
    #2609644, posted on January 14, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Did you and your mates come up with Rec. ITU-R BT.1729 test pattern for black and white?

  158. testpattern

    ‘Aahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahaha!!!!’

    Learned to spell Secombe yet Tombola? Or do you still insist on Seacombe? That’s the sister ship of the Seabrushe isn’t it? Or the Seaslugge? Promise me you won’t enter another speling bi until you brush up on your combs ok?

  159. egg_

    Who is real? Who is imaginary?

    From previous, unconcealed style gives the amateurs away.

  160. egg_

    testpattern
    #2609664, posted on January 14, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Your puppet master is an A-grade fuckwit.

  161. Steve trickler.

    Perth bathed in a orange glow at the moment. Bush fire running amok in the hills. It shows up clearly on the BOM rain radar.

    http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR703.loop.shtml

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0bcRCCg01I

  162. calli

    It may be handy calli to learn a couple of passages from the Quoran if you decide to go. Might come in handy to recite when requested, at a moments notice.

    Snort. I am considering packing a few nice scarves. In my heart, I’ll be HRH at Balmoral. The Walking Dead will be none the wiser.

  163. Baldrick

    Hahaha good for you calli.

  164. Steve trickler.



    It is like the end of days right now.

  165. Stimpson J. Cat

    Bush fire running amok in the hills.

    It’s actually an Aboriginal invention Steve.

  166. stackja

    egg – style? More like BS.

  167. Makka

    Perth bathed in a orange glow at the moment

    Yes, eerie.

  168. Oh come on

    Apparently it’s going to rain in Perth tomorrow.

  169. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Bitcoin is a scam, but the blockchain and the new possibilities are good.
    I can exchange 1/5 of a single BHP share to buy a schooner of beer. For example.

    So it’s a form of liquidity, better than bartering. Very good.
    Can you put your unmortgaged house on it?
    I’ll exchange you a bit of my kitchen for that shiny ring with a stone I don’t mention here? 🙂

  170. testpattern

    ‘Your puppet master’

    Mistress. Madam Marionette de Sock

  171. JC

    I appreciate what you’re saying Doc. The issue I have is the expectation of some that Bitcoin takes a much wider role. The limitations on that score appear to be fatal and obvious.

  172. Steve trickler.

    Oh come on
    #2609674, posted on January 14, 2018 at 4:58 pm
    Apparently it’s going to rain in Perth tomorrow.

    I’d give it an hour or so. Hopefully, the bird shit gets removed from my car.

  173. Isumbras

    We should be tailoring our Lamb ads towards Kiwis.
    Dim lighting, sexy costumes, that sort of thing.
    They are a huge market.

    Possibly Kiwis long residing in Australiastan might go for it if really cheap, but New Zealanders back at H.Q. will very reluctantly bypass succulent Canterbury Lamb for Aussie Hogget.

  174. egg_

    testpattern
    #2609678, posted on January 14, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Tire le coq.

  175. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Calli, I just checked up Nairobi (and Kenya as a whole) on that Smart Traveller site Baldrick linked.
    We will be in the same boat of watch your back, terrorist attack, etc. I don’t think that will make Hairy change his plans.

    I think you will be OK in Egypt on the Nile. They are very, very cautious with tourists there these days, and I am hoping also the same for Kenya. And those Luxor temples and the whole of the Nile archaeology are SO well worth seeing. Once in a lifetime stuff. I didn’t do the pyramid inside corridor (too claustrophobic for me) although Hairy did. Very missable, he said, just had to crouch down and keep on going. Go to the Cairo museum if you can do so safely as it is absolutely marvelous. The surrounding area is bad for demonstrations though, so don’t do it if your 5-star hotel doesn’t advise. Anywhere else in Cairo is horrible and you have no need to bother with it. Get yourself to Luxor asap apres pyramid viewing.

  176. Shy Ted

    squawkbox re your small stock portfolio. Based on experience I’d avoid anything recommended in the MSM including The Australian. Likewise any of the large stockbrokers who seem to specialize in offloading dud stocks from their large investors onto naïve punters. I like HotCopper but you have to read and read and read. If you sign up you’ll get a steady stream of tips, haven’t seen any dip yet and plenty rise. And remember there is nothing on the horizon from Turnbull or Shorten that would give an investor confidence in anything.

  177. testpattern

    Don’t the “economically literate” judge people by their shoes?

    The economically alliterate have more fun. Bruce bought Boat shoes from Big W

  178. Zatara

    People are currently paying $28 on average to make transactions using the digital currency, according to data by BitInfoCharts.

    Daniel Roberts

    @readDanwrite

    I just sent $100 worth of bitcoin from my @Coinbase wallet to a hardware wallet (Ledger Nano S) as part of a video demo, and the Coinbase fee was $15 !!!!!!

    Ouch.

    Kristian Freeman @imkmf

    I sent $25 of Bitcoin from one address (in Coinbase) to another (Kraken).

    – $25 sent
    – $16 fee
    – $41 total

    40% of the total transaction in fees.

    unbelievable

    Right now it takes an average time of 78 minutes to confirm a bitcoin transaction, according to Blockchain.com. But on Sunday the average time was as high as 1,188 minutes.

  179. egg_

    testpattern

    (Sic.)
    What’s the indigenous participation at Imparja?
    Seems like despite the “talent” on screen, it’s wall-to-wall Whitey behind the camera.
    Can’t do anything for themselves other than virtue signalling bulldust?

  180. DrBeauGan

    I think it works this way, JC.

    A company called cryptos galore buys ten thousand bitcoin from a miner and this is entered on the blockchain. You buy 0.1 btc for about $ 2,000 from the company. They open up a ‘software wallet’, i.e. an account with your name and bank details on it and update the balance to 0.1 btc. If you buy a coffee from me, one ten thousandth of a btc is transferred from your wallet to mine. This is done as fast as your fingers can press the buttons on your phone. I get a notification of the transaction in real time.

    The btc are technically the property of cryptos galore. The blockchain says so. But then, the fifty dollar notes in your real wallet actually belong to the Australian government, you just get to use them in transactions.

    This requires you and I to have faith in cryptos galore. They have every incentive to keep the records straight. Nobody will buy their btc if they just vanish periodically.

    Cryptos galore may or may not occasionally register our transactions on the blockchain. They have very little reason to do so unless I sell you something expensive. In which case I might want the btc transferred to my hardware wallet and proof of ownership registered.

  181. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    In my heart, I’ll be HRH at Balmoral.

    Indeed. Protecting the hairdo from the wind and damp.

    “The Crown” series has brought my youthful ‘acquired’ accent to the fore again.
    Should our scarf paths cross, it will be like this:

    Ay will see yuu beck et Clerence Hice, I will say to you, pretending you are Queen Mum. 🙂

  182. testpattern

    Repost because you economic illiterates just couldn’t sustain an economic debate without racist whinging.

    Now try again. Hint. Examine the consequences for State and NT Budgets and taxpayers if the Commonwealth stops funding remote indigenous housing.

    NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT ON REMOTE INDIGENOUS HOUSING

    ‘The maximum amount of funding available to the States and the Northern Territory in total will
    be:
    2017-18 — $447.627 million’

    http://www.federalfinancialrelations.gov.au/content/npa/housing/national-partnership/past/remote_indigenous_housing_NP.pdf

    ‘The maximum financial contribution to be provided by the Commonwealth through this implemtentaion plan to the NT for delivery of the project elements set out in section A and section B is $280,219 million. All payments are exclusive of GST.’

    http://www.federalfinancialrelations.gov.au/content/npa/community_services/national-partnership/past/stronger_future_NT_schedule_F.pdf

    2017 NT Budget for remote housing $1.1 Billion over ten year period.

  183. testpattern

    ‘I like HotCopper’

    And much disinformation deliberately planted by competitors to discredit industry rivals

  184. DrBeauGan

    I paid about USD 50 into a company account lst week. I got an 84¢ exchange rate and a $25 aud fee. So don’t bitch about bitcoin.

  185. Bear Necessities

    Andrew Klavan on Shitholes

    Best thoughts I’ve read on the current “Holey” scandal!

  186. Tom

    Old Salt, if, unable to cope with the reality that you’re a tax-eating parasite feeding on the dole cheques of fly-blown outback blackfella shitholes, you think you can take me on in a spelling and grammar contest, I’d be happy to kick your arse to kingdom come.

  187. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I’d be happy to kick your arse to kingdom come.

    Goodie. Can I watch? Will you sell tickets? 🙂

  188. Zatara

    Cost plus $28 is a bit steep to pay for that beer aforementioned beer and waiting 78 minutes to see if the payment clears might put a damper on the mood.

  189. Rae

    Yo,Tom.Your humour is so dry.Still.

    But you don’t know who Sybil is either. Any luck with W Hogg?

  190. testpattern

    ‘Can’t do anything for themselves’

    Oh dear. You really are from another generation. Waringarri is Kununurra. There are plenty more.

    http://www.waringarriradio.com.au/Home

    http://waringarriradio.com.au/RadioToday/Category?catId=8

  191. W Hogg

    Who TF is Sybil?

    Sybil was a schizophrenic girl who, after long term abuse, split into multiple personalities (both male and female). She was perhaps the most famous instance of dissociative personality disorder.

    Why do you ask, Two Dogs?

  192. JC

    This requires you and I to have faith in cryptos galore. They have every incentive to keep the records straight.

    Which is counterparty risk, no? Which is why we have reasonable trust in a bank.

  193. Rae

    Ah, there you are, Sybil. Writing your autobiography under the name of W Hogg. Shame you’ll have to share the movie rights.

  194. DrBeauGan

    Which is counterparty risk, no? Which is why we have reasonable trust in a bank.

    Yep. Life is full of risks. Sigh. But there’s a fair prospect of capital gains, in the medium term at least, and there’s a good chance some banks with a good record will compete with cryptos galore at some point. I hear Wells Fargo is contemplating it.

  195. testpattern

    ‘you think you can take me on in a spelling and grammar contest’

    Write for me a paragraph entirely in the Irrealis mood using Old English. Illustrate with runes.

  196. JC

    According to Meagan M, Google could be in a bit of trouble.

    Discovery is going to a laugh a minute. I think Tim (Shiny) Lambert works there in some capacity….. his intern comms traffic would be a blast.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-01-12/silicon-valley-will-pay-the-price-for-its-lefty-leanings

  197. Mark A

    DrBeauGan
    #2609699, posted on January 14, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    I paid about USD 50 into a company account lst week. I got an 84¢ exchange rate and a $25 aud fee. So don’t bitch about bitcoin.

    I transfer monies regularly to private and business connections. costs me $6.95/ 1000 AUD via Transferwise, at the best rate available. Slightly more via FX.

    Wouldn’t touch banks to transfer money in a fit. No charge on the receiving end either.

  198. Rae

    Sybil W Hogg. Nice name.

    So … the self-abuse that has made you what you are. I guess you’ll devote an entire chapter to that. You could give it the tile “Two Dogs and More: Variations on a Theme”.

  199. JC

    This is the last para of a WSJ piece by Holman Jenkins.

    Does anyone get what he’s trying to convey, or what the story is behind it?

    One final point: If the Trump dossier is Russian disinformation, it’s only the second way Russian disinformation roiled U.S. politics. The first would be the fake Russian “intelligence” referring to a nonexistent email between liberal operatives concerning Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch that was reportedly a key factor in James Comey’s decision to intervene in the Hillary Clinton email matter in the run-up to Election Day.

  200. egg_

    It was on the afternoon of April 20, 1770, that the smoke signals of the Australian aborigines were first seen by Captain Cook, and were taken by him as proof that the land which he had discovered was the home of a new race of humanity. The same smoke spoke to the watchful eyes of the nomads of the wilds of the presence upon their southern seas of a strange big “canoe,” and the warning sign sped on from point to point along the coast.

    Aboriginal Australians in the Western Desert would send up smoke to notify others of their presence, particularly when entering lands which were not their own. “Putting up a smoke” would often result in nearby individuals or groups replying with their own signals.

    So the Abos warned of their presence; however, Whitey’s firesticks fired lead.

  201. egg_

    You really are from another generation.

    One of 5 Aussies chosen to bring you purely digital TV, tard.
    What’s the ‘test pattern’ of the cited radio stations (century old tech)?

  202. DrBeauGan

    This was a small cheque, Mark A. Getting the source to use a more civilised method was contrary to their policy. I’m at the end of one of their payment cycles so it’s small beer at this point. Hardly worth accepting the payment.

  203. nemkat

    Looks like the narrative is shifting to Russian Disinfo, since the previous narrative, Russian Collusion, has fallen to bits
    Hillary as victim can’t be far away.

  204. Oh come on

    Is it a full moon tonight? Pesty and Grigs are acting even more freakin’ weird than usual.

  205. egg_

    Rae
    #2609717, posted on January 14, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    How’s Doggy Style of the Seas?

  206. testpattern

    Resisting New England . For release on Australia Day.

    ‘Stock workers had taken 50 kilograms of gun powder and packed it into a log where people of the area would light fires for ceremonies and gatherings.

    Callum said it’s just one of many acts of violence against his ancestors that would today be considered terrorism.’

    http://www.armidaleexpress.com.au/story/5163287/a-violent-history-told-through-the-mouths-of-colonisers/

  207. Makka

    “Someone pushed the wrong button on a computer.”

    Sure. It couldn’t possibly be some leftard anti-Trumper doing his devious bit to stir shit ;

    “”We must suspend this alert system until we can be 100 percent confident in its reliability,” Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, said in a tweet that was then deleted as Ige’s press conference was underway.

    The Washington Examiner reached out to Schatz’s office for an explanation about why the tweet was removed.

    Schatz also took issue with how long it took for Hawaii to address its false flag.

    “The fact that state government knew it was a false alarm and then took between 30 and 40 minutes to inform the rest of the public is just an abomination,” Schatz told CNN.

    Schatz says he spoke to Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, who announced earlier in the day that his agency is conducting a “full investigation” into the early-morning mishap.”

  208. egg_

    Didn’t catch the audio but the ticker on ABC TV Noon News said summut about ‘community cohesion’ in relation to African gangs.
    The stock muzzo response to local acts of Islamic terrorism?

    Interview with Zione Walker-Nthenda “Lawyer and Co-Founder, Change Architects”.

  209. egg_

    Zione is a global citizen having attended schools in England, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Russia, Japan and Australia. She started her career in intellectual property law and after a brief stint in documentary filmmaking, she reconfigured her experience in law and storytelling to work as a social justice lawyer; working for the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service, Victoria Legal Aid and Women’s Legal Service Victoria.

  210. egg_

    http://www.armidaleexpress.com.au/story/5163287/a-violent-history-told-through-the-mouths-of-colonisers/

    From previous, they should dynamite the “sacred tree” at the local Lockheed-Martin Satellite Earth Station where the Council gets to clean up the beer cans and bottles after the annual pissup.

  211. André M.

    132andBush #2609310, posted on January 14, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Someone was noting how few “Liberty Quotes” there were in 2017.

    I was indeed moaning about that, but I now realise this was not productive thinking.

    >> Modern liberalism is a cul-de-sac, we have to turn around or we are done.

    There’s a great one to start 2018.

    Disagree. That quote uses liberalism as a pejorative as though it means what USA Republicans think it means; which is the opposite of what classic liberal philosophy supports. It also sounds like dog whistle politics where there is one particular unstated issue signified by that remark.
    To the extent the beer swilling classes do not want the immigration policies that pure libertarianism might prescribe, I still do not think one should throw out the liberalism baby with the immigration bathwater. That runs the danger of forgetting the important bits. You might even argue that ensuring the only people who immigrate are people who either already do, or say they want to, manifest classic liberal values of our parliamentary secular equal rights democracy is a necessary step in preserving liberalism. Anything else is rights dilution by stealth.

    Hey, that kinda has a ring to it. Bit of a nip’n’tuck and it should be good to go.

    Ensuring the only people who immigrate are people who either do already, or affirm they want to, manifest our classic liberal values of capitalist secular equal rights parliamentary democracy is an unpleasant necessary step in preserving liberalism. Any weaker response is rights dilution by stealth. – André M.

  212. testpattern

    ‘One of 5 Aussies chosen to bring you purely digital TV’

    Yes! It’s a twisting triple reverse pretend virtue signal somersault with simultaneous tuck and half pike with digital up his sorry white arsehole! Oh No! Splat. He’s missed the pool.

  213. Anne

    Here’s a different report on the Hawaii button story. These Globalist bastards are determined to have their World War 3.

    RV/INTELLIGENCE ALERT – January 13, 2018

    Yesterday, Jan. 12, an anomaly was detected off the coast of Hawaii which held off the RV release.

    Today, Jan. 13, the cabal attempted to nuke the Hawaiian islands and put the blame on North Korea.

    (Sources have confirmed that the false alarm today in Hawaii was a cover story. The attack was real. The media had their “North Korea Attacks the Hawaiian Islands” story preemptively ready. The cabal panicked when the attack failed. A cover story was shortly made up and the attack was branded as a false alarm. The Emergency Broadcast System does not lie. Someone pressing the “wrong button” simply does not happen. This was another cabal attempt to derail the transition process by fabricating a war.)

    Missile launches were detected in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii.

    The launches originated from the same anomaly detected yesterday, Jan. 12.

    The missiles were immediately intercepted and destroyed.

    The anomaly was revealed to be a nuclear stealth submarine.

    The nuclear stealth submarine was located and destroyed shortly after the attempted attack.

    Planetary scans did not detect any anomalies two days ago on the 11th.

    The Alliance believes the submarine originated from another D.U.M.B. located somewhere in the Pacific.

    The Alliance is now actively searching for said D.U.M.B.

    All legal documents regarding the RV/GCR/GESARA are signed and sealed.

    The Chinese Elders are withholding RV authorization until the situation has been resolved.

    The Alliance expects to resolve the situation within a couple of days.

    In the meantime, the Republic is preparing for the deliveries of the prosperity funds in the U.S.

    http://operationdisclosure.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/sorcha-faal-world-holds-breath-after.html?m=1

  214. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    “It can enable a conversation about reparations, it’s a truth that needs to be centred and I think it’s the only thing that can offer healing here.”

    From Pest Tattern’s link. 30 billion a year not enough?

  215. egg_

    Didn’t catch the audio but the ticker on ABC TV Noon News said summut about ‘community cohesion’ in relation to African gangs.

    Meat puppet intro to segment: “Far Right group True Blue calling a meeting…” “I’d like to get your reaction…”
    Right to assemble now challenged?

  216. egg_

    testpattern
    #2609735, posted on January 14, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    How’s the wireless set going?
    Have you tried it in the bath tub?

  217. Stimpson J. Cat

    You honestly post the best stuff Annie.
    Just awesome.

  218. Top Ender

    The emergency alert in Hawaii of an incoming ballistic missile was issued in error—but it is so very much a sign of our times — George Takei

    Shut up Mr Sulu.

    When I want your opinion I’ll ask for it.

    On second thoughts, guards! Arrest Mr Sulu and confine him to the brig.

  219. egg_

    He’s missed the pool.

    Avoid your shallow end of the (mixed?) gene pool.

  220. Drink-up Socrates

    Transferwise,
    Absolutely. These guys saved me 360 UK Pounds on my last trip.
    Excellent, instantaneous service.

  221. egg_

    “Far Right group True Blue calling a meeting…” “I’d like to get your reaction…”

    “Unnecessary division”.

  222. nemkat

    Trump interview with Ali G a few years ago:


  223. I don’t know if this has hit the OF, but indictments have been handed out over Tenex/Uranium 1.
    From the Daily Wire.

  224. Muddy

    ‘Stock workers had taken 50 kilograms of gun powder and packed it into a log where people of the area would light fires for ceremonies and gatherings.

    Callum said it’s just one of many acts of violence against his ancestors that would today be considered terrorism.’

    50 kilograms of gunpowder? That’s not a small amount to just throw away. Surely it would have been cheaper to just shoot whoever you wanted to kill and then bury the bodies? Plus the fact that while certainly there would have been damage inflicted from burns, without some decent shrapnel included, I’d think the chances of killing a large number would have been small. So from a purely practical sense… BULLSHIT.
    Plus, read the article at the link, and reflect on how casually this ‘Callum’ notes his ‘ancestors’ would periodically ‘create trouble’ by killing not only livestock, but shepherds also, and then reflect on his shock that there were repercussions from those joy-killings. Haven’t we been told there was a system of strict tribal law, where if a person transgressed, they were punished?

  225. Kim H

    Just watching that 3 and a half hour Ghan train documentary well two minutes of it , what struck me is all those green leafy thingy`s capturing carbons , I thought to myself should not the Australian Citizens receive a carbon credit for all this carbons captured and to then pay for their over priced electric due to carbons released by making windy mills and solar panels and to a lesser extent carbons from coal fired power stations .
    SBS or the Parliament needs to ban this show should word get out were carbon neutral in terms of carbons released by Australia`s populace , compared to our green leafy thingy`s sucking up the carbons .
    Just one question is that a narrow gauge railway or standard gauge ?

  226. 132andBush

    Disagree. That quote uses liberalism as a pejorative as though it means what USA Republicans think it means; which is the opposite of what classic liberal philosophy supports.

    Considering the poster of the comment is based in the US I took the context to mean “the left” or the dems, SJW etc.

    The rest of your post could be condensed to – Don’t diss libertarianism because they’re for open borders, because rights.

  227. Muddy

    “It can enable a conversation about reparations, it’s a truth that needs to be centred and I think it’s the only thing that can offer healing here.”

    Aha! REPARATIONS. The other ‘R” word that hides behind ‘Recognise’ until the right moment.
    ‘Recognise’ is not the correct word anyway. It’s really ‘Elevate.’

  228. Tom

    Sources have confirmed that the false alarm today in Hawaii was a cover story. The attack was real.

    The anomaly was revealed to be a nuclear stealth submarine.
    The nuclear stealth submarine was located and destroyed shortly after the attempted attack.

    Ten four, Annie. Did your Kenworth take a hit from the Nokos? I hope your in in-truck missile system wasn’t damaged too badly.

    PS: because of the sensitive nature of your excellent intelligence, I’ll say nothing outside of my regular reporting to the NSC. Tom out.

  229. testpattern

    ‘How’s the wireless set going?
    Have you tried it in the bath tub?’

    You mean – My calibrated Thrane and Thrane Satphone? Rubberducky dialling Inmarsat Indian Ocean bathtub do you copy me back

  230. Makka

    From Winston’s link. The filthy traitorous Kenyan;

    “They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.

    Rather than bring immediate charges in 2010, however, the Department of Justice (DOJ) continued investigating the matter for nearly four more years, essentially leaving the American public and Congress in the dark about Russian nuclear corruption on U.S. soil during a period when the Obama administration made two major decisions benefiting Putin’s commercial nuclear ambitions.”

  231. Muddy

    Sorry, didn’t notice Zulu posting the same. Bit slow today.

  232. feelthebern

    The Patriots were so dominant today, I can not see anyone beating them.
    Tom Brady to win his 6th Super Bowl & to become (if he is not already) the undisputed greatest of all time.
    It would be hard for him to play on if he wins.
    He’s 40 years old & the body can’t last forever.

  233. herodotus

    If you’ve been married for some time and together gone through a range of experiences that life tends to throw at you, it becomes clear to the point of irrefutable that women tend to have strengths in certain areas and men have strengths in other areas, and this combination is very complementary.
    Yep.

  234. notafan

    Those psuedey intellectuals posting that they are smart even though they come from shitholes are really dumb, didn’t they leave said shitholes for the West?

    Is there not an index published that ranks countries from least to most?
    reverse shithole index

  235. egg_

    Tom
    #2609702, posted on January 14, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    I’ll bet the IP address is from a fuckwit sock in Perth.

  236. notafan

    Oh and that Starbucks story retweeted by James Wood was a hoax that caused the place to close
    Starbucks hoax story at the daily mail

  237. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Sorry, didn’t notice Zulu posting the same. Bit slow today.

    You hit the nail on the head. Reparations, compensation – only more money can make things right.

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