Wednesday Forum: May 23, 2018

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  1. Stimpson J. Cat

    We need to teach J$ws and Blacks how to treat women.

    And potplants, foreskins, and Pitbulls.
    The list is never ending.

  2. Stimpson J. Cat

    It’s funny that Hollywood had no problem with Freeman having sex with his step grand-daughter , but propositioning staff for sex is a no-no.

    It’s the Woody Allen rule.
    Don’t be racist.

  3. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    One man’s plan to let wolves roam free in the Highlands

    Hah. I see ‘Wolf Spray’ coming to a tourist shop near Inverness. Good luck with that.

    In the Pyrenees we drove over mountain roads on which was sprayed ‘non aux ours’ after bears had been reintroduced into settled lands with cattle and sheep farming.

    If done at all in settled lands, these fierce animals need to be constrained with adequate population numbers into areas of bounded and fenced National Parks. With high walkways for tourists, protected by electric fences. My choice in Japan, although Hairy did venture a short distance along some wild paths with his ‘bear bell’ tinkling madly. This was not comforting to me; we spoke to a tourist woman who had met a bear along this same path only 200 metres from where she had purchased her souvenir bear bell.

  4. nemkat

    notafan
    #2719834
    Lots of Irish immigration to England …

    Ireland was part of the U.K. until quite recently, and certainly part of the U.K. in 1847.
    Is Irish DNA so intermingled with English DNA that the 2 are indistinguishable?
    That’s not what the DNA evidence is telling us.

  5. Top Ender

    Managed to get my comment in under Richo’s article in the Oz:

    Richo, I spent a long time working in the area of border protection.

    Your concept of “refugees”who are “poor souls”, who with a “grand humanitarian gesture” some want to bring here shows you are still being gamed by one of the biggest con jobs in Australia’s history.

    The vast majority – probably 90%+ – of those arriving by boats since the 1990s are just trying to live in Australia because it’s a rich country with adequate social security and good job prospects. Why they should get in ahead of normal prospective migrants is what Aussies in the main hate, and what they see as the reality.

    If Labor want to be an alternative government they need to see this, and to dump those ultra-communists who want a “world without borders” into the Greens where they belong.

  6. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Thanks CL. You are a treasure. I have bookmarked that useful map for future reference.

  7. pete m

    So the MSN / Democrats talking points on Trump versus North Korea went something like this:

    1. NK launch missiles – “Trump is hopeless – has lost control of Asia and put American lives on the line”

    2. Trump calls Kim Rocketman – “Trump now so dangerous he is inviting a nuclear war. Missiles could be flying any day.” So scared do lefties become one accidentally sends off an sms alert in Hawaii about incoming missiles by accident.

    3. NK suddenly stops sending out missiles – “Trump lucky SK and Japana and China have talked some sense into little Kim.”

    4. Trump announces meetings SK and NK, also sending over his people – “Trump now bending to NK will – he has been fooled”

    5. Trump cancels meeting. “Total embarrassment for Trump who has been played for a fool. Looks weak. Still threatening to start nuclear war like a baby tantrum.”

    6. Eventual NK turnaround / China helps – “Trump saved from defeat by Pres Li – NK always were going to negotiate and only delayed by obstructive Trump. Meantime how many in NK starved due to this delay?”

    And on it goes.

  8. Roger

    A genetic snapshot of the UK c. the early 20th C..

    The study took samples only from people living in regional Britain, from Orkney to Cornwall (inc. Northern Ireland) whose four grandparents were born within 80kms of their present abode, presumably because this guaranteed a “purer” sample of the historic population of the island (plus N.I.) than if the large cities were included, which would have skewed things with recently introduced genetics from Irish, J3wish, Italian, etc.. migrant populations.

    Almost 30% Saxon, with evidence of French & Danish influxes in the expected regions, but not from the Normans or Vikings respectively, but from other, earlier migrations.

  9. Stimpson J. Cat

    Hands up who can tell me what metzitzah b’peh is?

    Anyone?

  10. Snoopy

    Anyone?

    Thanks a lot. I’m now looking forward to some interesting pop-up ads courtesy of Google analytics.

  11. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Is Irish DNA so intermingled with English DNA that the 2 are indistinguishable?

    Of course not. Although the ancient Atlantic Coast component is present in both populations, in England in Wales and Cornwall, and in Ireland on the southern peninsulas and west coast. Both populations also have a strong Scando-European component, some of it ancient and some of it from Norse incursions around the top of Scotland and down to Man and Dublin which intensified in the eighth century, as did other Norse inputs into northern England.

    the Lewin Peninsula in Wales, and quite a lot of the area of Monmouthshire, was settled by Irish populations in the fifth century and possibly earlier. There has also been a lot of more recent Irish input into the western coastal regions of England around Liverpool. An interesting factoid is that the area around Morecambe Bay shows on linguistic maps as having the heaviest concentration of Norse language remnants than anywhere in Britain. Although Viking ships have been found up the River Kent on that bay the input may have been coming in earlier and for longer than previously thought. Hogback tombstones and other Norse influences are well known there though. Morecambe Bay also shows significant Irish cultural impact. In fact, in my view the Irish Sea was actually a sort of Mediterranean, around the edges of which a thriving Scando-Norse culture was operating. The Pennine ranges separated Britain clearly into separate north and east coast regions once the southlands were departed.

  12. notafan

    In other works after about the 10th century to the 19th the population of the UK was remarkably stable?

  13. Makka

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/05/24/president-trump-cancels-june-12th-summit-with-north-korea-awaits-chinas-next-move/#more-149692

    Ultimately the decision to withdraw is an outcome of changes in posture initiated strategically by China and Chairman Xi Jinping. China hoping to leverage a U.S. trade outcome by playing the strings on DPRK Chairman Kim Jong-un.

    The timing of the meetings between China and DPRK, mirrors the changes in posture by the DPRK and reflects a transparency. Communist Beijing is engaging with the Trump administration in traditional dragon-mode their zero-sum outlook. In response, President Trump drops the Panda approach and confronts the manipulation directly.

    Likely President Trump will immediately increase sanction enforcement and reposition again for a pending naval blockade.

  14. nemkat

    nemkat
    #2719847

    Is Irish DNA so intermingled with English DNA that the 2 are indistinguishable?
    That’s not what the DNA evidence is telling us.

    Already answered that one, thanks, darl.

  15. Top Ender

    Will this be the end of the Adolf Hitler conspiracy theories?

    The Australian
    1:05PM May 25, 2018

    JACK THE INSIDER
    ColumnistCanberra
    @JacktheInsider

    Adolf Hitler is dead. That’s not really news but in the news this week, a group of French forensic pathologists led by Professor Philippe Charlier examined Hitler’s teeth and a fragment of his skull and confirmed he died in 1945.

    The group’s findings were published this week revealing the teeth held no fragments of meat products. Hitler was a vegetarian. Tick. There was a bluish taint in the teeth revealing Hitler had taken cyanide prior to his death and the skull fragment revealed a bullet hole. Tick, tick.

    At last now we can set aside the bizarre conspiracy theories that there is a 130-year-old monster shuffling around Paraguay.

    As a child I grew up hearing so many of these theories. Hitler was still alive, it was said. He had fled to South America and was living comfortably there. Another crazy theory had Hitler escaping Germany by U-boat after which he set up camp in the North Pole.

    That the greatest criminal and mass murderer of the 20th Century (not counting Stalin or Mao), perhaps the greatest bogeyman of all time was alive and kicking somewhere on the planet speaks more of conspiracy theories, how they start and how they gather momentum. It also raises the question of why so many people would prefer to believe bizarre and unlikely tales than examine hard facts and draw logical conclusions.

    Charlier’s examinations confirm everything we knew to be true about Hitler’s death. He committed suicide in the bunker of the Reich chancellery and his body and the woman he had married less than 40 hours earlier, Eva Braun, were taken to ground level and incinerated in the early hours of April 30, 1945.

    The charred remains of Hitler and Braun and two dogs, almost certainly Hitler’s beloved Alsatian, Blondi and her pup, Wulf, were discovered in a bomb crater outside the Reich Chancellery by the Soviet Third Shock Army under the command of Major General Maksim Purkayev on May 1.

    Soviet intelligence, known by the delightful cold war acronym of SMERSH, took charge of the remains, performing autopsies on the two corpses before burying them in Berlin in an undisclosed location. The bodies were exhumed and reburied several times, the last in a location in Magdeburg in Saxony where Hitler’s and Braun’s corpses were joined in interment with those of Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, his wife and their six children. Again the location was kept secret.

    A year later, SMERSH agents recovered two skull fragments from the burial site in Magdeburg and these were dispatched to Moscow where they gathered dust in Russian State Archives and sat forgotten until their discovery during the Soviet Perestroika period some two years after Mikhail Gorbachev’s period as General Secretary of the Communist party of the Soviet Union came to an end.

    The conspiracy theories that would abound decades later were inspired initially by Stalin. US President Harry S. Truman asked Stalin point blank at the Potsdam conference in July 1945 if Hitler was dead. Stalin said no despite the fact SMERSH had obtained definitive dental evidence to the contrary.

    Even at the Nuremberg trials, the US was still uncertain as to Hitler’s fate. Stalin’s game was largely to confuse and confound US authorities but by the end of 1946, the verdict was in and known by all Allied authorities. Hitler was dead and died by his own hand on April 30, 1945.

    Less known about Hitler in the decades following his death was the miserable drug addict he had become. His drug regime, prescribed by the unrestrained quack and charlatan, Theodor Morell, had left Hitler perilously close to a premature death. Hitler’s daily intake of methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin may not have been enough to kill him but would take years off his life, to the point where he was a walking corpse by 1945.

    Similarly, the July 20 1944 plot to assassinate him by bomb at the Wolf’s Lair had left him seriously injured and these injuries would necessarily reduce his life expectancy considerably.

    Alas, these hard facts were often poorly understood or roughly ignored. It was far more exciting to believe in the fantasy that Hitler had fled Germany and was alive and kicking.

    Even as recently as 2009, forensic testing of skull fragments led to further confusion and a brief revisitation of conspiracy theories when an American archaeologist and bone specialist, Nick Bellantoni, found the pieces of skull he was given were that of a woman aged less than 40.

    Back then, the Guardian reported breathlessly that the “histories (sic) of Hitler’s death may need to be rewritten — and left open-ended.” What nonsense.

    I don’t doubt Bellantoni’s analysis or his qualifications. It seems more likely that he was given pieces of Braun’s skull rather than Hitler’s.

    Hitler is dead and he died in 1945. We know this now and really, any sensible person should have accepted the facts as they were known seven decades ago. But will this final piece of the puzzle delivered by one of the world’s leading forensic pathologists kill off the conspiracy theories once and for all? I doubt it.

    JACK THE INSIDER
    [email protected]
    Peter Hoysted is Jack the Insider: a highly placed, dedicated servant of the nation with close ties to leading figures in politics, business and the union movement.

  16. thefrolickingmole

    Leave.the.troll.alone.

    Its still making evidence free assertions and showing no sign its actually read anything linked.

    Abuse it but dont try to reason with it.

    Scroll the troll.

  17. Makka

    The Krauts are always causing trouble. Protected by the US for decades from being consumed by the Soviets, this is how they pay back.

    BEIJING (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday China and Germany are standing by the existing nuclear deal with Iran after the United States left the 2015 accord earlier this month.

  18. cohenite

    Red Dragon didn’t expect President Trump to respond so effectively to the customary schemes notoriously famous in any Chinese negotiation encounter. I really believe Chairman Xi underestimates how adept POTUS Trump is at cutting through the obfuscation and obtuse moves.

    President Trump simply doesn’t operate in the land of traditional diplomatic discomfort… he doesn’t have any inclination to play these insufferable games.

    Within minutes of President Trump withdrawing from the June 12th summit, Beijing realized all of their trade leverage was just wiped out. Playing deceptive panda isn’t going to work this time.

    Trump is masterful, his letter to the little mutant is a master-class of stick and carrot; but the usual experts haven’t got a fucking clue. Listened to that fat bastard keith suter opine that Trump did not know what he was doing and was being played. These are the diplomatic experts who advised fuckwits like obuma for years and set the West back in their dealings with hell holes like the ME, china, Russia and nork. The really irritating thing about these experts apart from their hubris is the equivalence they assume between the US, the world’s best democracy (under Trump), and little shit-holes like nork.

  19. Top Ender

    Is it the Hitler word which is banned? Just tried to post an interesting albeit not new information article about his death.

  20. egg_

    “In humans, two cone cell pigment genes are present on the X chromosome: the classical type 2 opsin genes OPN1MW and OPN1MW2. It has been suggested that women (who possess two X chromosomes) could possess multiple cone cell pigments, perhaps born as full tetrachromats who have four simultaneously functioning kinds of cone cells, each type with a specific pattern of responsiveness to different wavelengths of light in the range of the visible spectrum.[20] One study suggested that 2–3% of the world’s women might have the type of fourth cone whose sensitivity peak is between the standard red and green cones, giving, theoretically, a significant increase in color differentiation.[21] Another study suggests that as many as 50% of women and 8% of men may have four photopigments and corresponding increased chromatic discrimination compared to trichromats.[20] In 2010, after 20 years of study of women with four types of cones (non-functional tetrachromats), neuroscientist Dr. Gabriele Jordan identified a woman (subject cDa29) who could detect a greater variety of colors than trichromats could, corresponding with a functional tetrachromat (or true tetrachromat).[22][23][24][25]”

    The eyes being extensions of the brain, itself.

  21. Top Ender

    Nope! And the J word wasn’t in it.

  22. Elle

    “We need to teach J$ws and Blacks how to treat women.”

    Really? Anti-Semitism is just beneath the surface, or overtly, in all social media forums. Why would Sinc’s blog be any different.

    But, free speech and all.

    All the men in my family (who survived the holocaust) treated their women as goddesses.

  23. Senile Old Guy

    New genetic map of Britain shows successive waves of immigration going back 10,000 years.

    It’s a nice piece but it is based on the same study linked to and discussed earlier. Note:

    The map was drawn up by analysing the DNA of more than 2,000 people whose four grandparents had all been born in the same locality.

  24. Geriatric mayfly

    Suncorp in the box. Is this a bank? I thought it was a football team.

  25. Baldrick

    Leave.the.troll.alone.

    The appropriate response trolls dumbkat and GrigoRae is, “Fuck off!”

  26. calli

    Stimps was IT-ing, Elle.

    He will be along shortly to apologise profusely and offer you a bunch of flowers.

    While he’s at it, he can offer me one too. 🙂

  27. nemkat

    thefrolickingmole
    #2719863
    Leave.the.troll.alone.
    Etc. ad nauseum

    Have a gander at the top right of the page, old mate:
    Australia’s leading libertarian and centre-right blog
    Now, you’ve been here for many years.
    During that time, your output has been limited to 1. denigrating Aborigines, and
    2. calling other commenters Trolls.
    My question:
    Is there any point to your presence here?

  28. Snoopy

    A reminder of the good old days.

    Liberty Quote
    The government is committed to fiscal responsibility and has committed to offset all new spending as part of the budget process. We will be returning the budget to surplus in 2012-13.

    — Penny Wong

  29. Roger

    Anti-Semitism is just beneath the surface, or overtly, in all social media forums. Why would Sinc’s blog be any different.

    More than a bit of cultural self-irony in that comment, I suspect, Elle.

  30. Percy Popinjay

    LOL – Mohammad al-Porter and Dim Southpossumarse copping an absolute pasting in the Oz piece where Roskam calls for the effective abolition of the position of Race Discrimination Kommissar.

  31. Makka

    The Chinese know they are in a dogfight, where there can only be one winner. Xi will use all the leverage he can muster to confront Trump’s trade onslaught.

    He’s going to need it.

    Two weeks ago U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer led an all-star team to Beijing to list out the Trump administration’s trade demands. Lighthizer is an old hand when it comes to brutal trade talks. He is the trade lawyer who in essence wrote the legal backbone of what is now the World Trade Organization, and during the Reagan administration he (repeatedly) brought the Japanese to heel on a raft of trade and financial issues that the Japanese blame for many of their subsequent economic troubles.

    Lighthizer brought a small army of officials with him: Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow, and America’s ambassador to China Terry Branstad. Of them, the only face that the Chinese consider even remotely friendly was Branstad – Xi’s first trip to the United States back in 1985 was to Iowa, and he and Branstad have a warm personal relationship. It was a classic bad-cop bad-cop bad-cop bad-cop and-this-guy-will-help-you-to-the-hospital-afterword set up.

    Lighthizer and Co didn’t negotiate. They simply delivered some ultimatums.
    China will unilaterally increase its imports of U.S. goods by at least $100 billion.
    China will immediately cease protections and subsidies for any sectors related to its Made in China 2025 central economic plan, as well as eliminate tariff and non-tariff barriers on those sectors.
    China will accept that it is a non-market economy under WTO rules (which would allow the United States to apply protective tariffs against Chinese exports).
    China will accept American restrictions on Chinese investment-led acquisitions in the United States.
    China will cease all technological/cyber theft as well as cease any and all policies which aim to force American firms to share technologies with China.
    China will accept American quarterly reviews on all trade policies, and pre-commit to cooperation with American findings.
    China will submit rosters of goods shipped to third countries so that China may not do end-runs around American import restrictions.
    China will abandon all WTO cases it has prosecuted against the United States as regards any of the above issues and preemptively agree to launch no new ones.
    The items are notable for their unprecedented nature in the post-WWII order, their depth, how they cut to the core of the Chinese Communists government’s legitimacy, how Beijing hopes to develop the Chinese economic and political space, how China hopes to project economic power internationally, and above of all, by their deadline – July 1.

    https://mailchi.mp/zeihan/this-is-how-the-world-ends-part-iii?e=bf23fad182

  32. nemkat

    The map was drawn up by analysing the DNA of more than 2,000 people whose four grandparents had all been born in the same locality.

    Here’s what that method showed:
    Someone who had 4 grandparents born in the same area 60 odd years before them was very likely to have had ancestors in the same area going back 1500 or more years.

  33. Stimpson J. Cat

    Anti-Semitism is just beneath the surface, or overtly, in all social media forums. Why would Sinc’s blog be any different.

    All?
    R U OK?
    Try going five minutes without mentioning the Holocaust or Anti-Semitism.
    See if you can do it.
    It’s really not relative to the conversation at hand.
    I don’t go on and on about Sane People and the Lobotomies and experiments and slaughters they conducted on my people over hundreds of years,
    do I?

  34. egg_

    you’ve been here for many years.

    Socks have ancestral memories?

  35. egg_

    he (repeatedly) brought the Japanese to heel on a raft of trade and financial issues

    The Jap car quota that gifted us the air-steer-auto ‘power pack’?

  36. egg_

    dumbkat and GrigoRae

    Dumbkat is the expendable scout and GrigoRae is the heavy artillery?
    And then there are the chessboard’s handmaidens.

  37. Elle

    I will only accept red roses, calli … and the ones that actually have the scent of a rose.
    PS. Really enjoyed reading about your travels. I’ve been a silent observer.

  38. rickw

    The items are notable for their unprecedented nature in the post-WWII order, their depth, how they cut to the core of the Chinese Communists government’s legitimacy, how Beijing hopes to develop the Chinese economic and political space, how China hopes to project economic power internationally, and above of all, by their deadline – July 1.

    Munty will be sad, hates seeing communists getting kicked in the nuts!

  39. Roger

    More than a bit of cultural self-irony in that comment, I suspect, Elle.

    Oops…I meant the original comment from I.T., not yours.

  40. Elle

    Stimpson, I was responding to ‘Infidel Tiger 2.0’.

    I drop in every now and then and am guilty, your honour, of not perusing the whole thread.

    I may have missed the gist of the convo.

    Apologies.

  41. calli

    🌹🌹🌹

    Mister Lincoln, Oklahoma and Papa Meilland agree.

  42. Stimpson J. Cat

    But, free speech and all.

    Why don’t we make laws that make it illegal to question historical events and hold certain beliefs?
    That’s what Free Speech is all about.

  43. Snoopy

    Wesfarmers has finally raised the white flag on its expensive and ill-fated foray into the UK home improvements markets saying it expected to take another hit of up to $400 million on the venture.

    It’s interesting how much national cultures impact on the success of a business. The US Lowe’s Hardware model failed here with Masters getting flogged by Bunnings and now the Bunnings model is a confirmed failure in the UK.

  44. rickw

    Good Guy with gun stops Bad Guy with gun…

    Leftists silent…

    Media pretty silent as well, you can’t sell much paper, airtime etc. on bad guy getting taken out in nothing flat.

  45. Geriatric mayfly

    Miss Orr QC is getting impatient, and slightly stroppy. Stand back.

  46. Stimpson J. Cat

    Apologies.

    Goddamit don’t ever apologize to me Elle.
    If we made Women apologize for things they did wrong they would never get anything done around the house.
    I’ll accept an agility admiring glance or a smack over the back of my bald head.
    Both are acceptable.

    😁

  47. Oh come on

    Ergh. Another ABC article with a bullshit headline:

    Boris Johnson discusses Russia and rude poetry with hoax caller in latest gaffe

    The article ends with

    But despite his penchant for colourful rhetoric, Mr Johnson stuck closely to official British policy throughout the call and eventually stopped replying altogether.

    “The Foreign Secretary realised it was a hoax and ended the call,” the Foreign Office said in a statement.

    “We checked it out and knew immediately it was a prank call.

    “These childish actions show the lack of seriousness of the caller and those behind him.”

    The perpetrators of the stunt admitted they had underestimated Mr Johnson.

    “We were surprised that he turned out to be a smart diplomat, an intellectual,” Lexus was quoted as saying in Russia’s Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper.

    “This is probably the first time we have spoken with someone who is not an idiot.”

    So how was this a gaffe again?

  48. Roger

    Pffft…you call that foreign interference?

    This is foreign interference.

  49. calli

    “This is probably the first time we have spoken with someone who is not an idiot.”

    They planned the stunt, didn’t they?

    Refreshingly truthful.

  50. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Zay moykhl, Elle! Just making an observation that Hollywood J$ws sure are rapey types.

    You should never take anything I say too seriously unless you want to.

  51. Elle

    Stimpson, my peripheral vision has you in sight. As to a smack. A spanking would be more desirable.
    🙄

  52. Stimpson J. Cat

    Zay moykhl, Elle! Just making an observation that Hollywood J$ws sure are rapey types.

    Oh Vey Shut It Down!

  53. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    New genetic map of Britain shows successive waves of immigration going back 10,000 years.
    It’s a nice piece but it is based on the same study linked to and discussed earlier. Note:
    The map was drawn up by analysing the DNA of more than 2,000 people whose four grandparents had all been born in the same locality.

    Yes. Another issue with the reportage is the use of the term ‘Saxon’. What areas does this term cover, and also how much time depth is given to the variety of lines that comes under this rubric? There is still too much emphasis being placed on a fifth century ‘Saxon’ invasion for my liking. I would need to see the actual genetic lines more closely to assess what they are claiming under broad rubric and an acceptance of a ‘Saxon invasion’ thesis. I too think the British population had many Germanic elements in their genetic make up, but over what time depth? And what exact elements?

    I am quite drawn to Oppenheimer’s thesis that a Germanic language was already being spoken in much of Britain prior to the withdrawal of Roman forces. Given the breakaway Imperiums which were heavily Germanic in influence, this does explain well the paucity of Brythonnic terms that exist today in English – possibly less than six or seven words – without having an invasion/genocide thesis. Brythonnic is the language that gave rise to Welsh and appears to have once been widespread in an earlier form reaching to the tip of Scotland – it is akin to Old Irish but a soft C rather than a hard Q predominates linguistically, indicating quite an early linguistic separation. One linguist has said there are no languages, just overlapping linguistic pools (rather as with genes) and to me this is an attractive way of looking at languages. I find it interesting that Welsh actually has many early French words in it (eglise for Church etc) and displays a strong Latin influence. Given that the Christian population were driven quickly into the coastal west of England, this should not surprise. It also explains why the populations driven west were termed Walles (meaning foreigners) by the people on the eastern coastal and southern areas. They were essentially, in the view of the inhabitants in the east and south, left overs from the Roman occupation, Roman acculturated Britons. A fifth century Trinitarian Christian Briton called Gildas spoke of their decline in Britain, which has mistakenly in my view been taken to apply to a decline of the whole country.

  54. Elle

    Probably too early in the day for that, Stimpy. Back to work.

    No worries, IT 2.0.

    Muah!

  55. Stimpson J. Cat

    A spanking would be more desirable.

    You see people?
    The fruitful exchange of ideas in good faith can have wonderful results for everybody involved.
    Namaste.

  56. Mother Lode

    The FBI Used Its Secret Spy Program To Protect Killers, Jail Innocents, And Screw Victims

    This is why the Netflix program ‘The Blacklist’ is so good.

    In it all the Agents are governed in their work (means and ends) by their own personal considerations. Each one has lied or perjured to avoid pursue the team’s ends.

    They think nothing of electronically raiding the information of any private citizen – for the greater good (of which they have a privileged grasp), natch. The bug people as a matter of course, track them, and never lose time applying for those ‘warrant’ things.

    Their great fear is right-wing extremists and the religious (big overlap there) who are irrational, gullible, and more than a little impatient for the end-of-days.

    I swear, as I watch it, it seems to make more and more sense.

  57. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Here’s what that method showed:
    Someone who had 4 grandparents born in the same area 60 odd years before them was very likely to have had ancestors in the same area going back 1500 or more years.

    Nothing new shown, in other words. Oppenheimer is quite clear about this from various work he has done and also aggregating studies, but he is also clear about a marked and early Scandinavian genetic input, which ties in well with the view that Germanic (a far preferable term to the misleading ‘Saxon’) influence was operating on both culture and language in Britain (plus recall that the cultural influences can exist without an overwhelming genetic influence).

  58. 2dogs

    Is Irish DNA so intermingled with English DNA that the 2 are indistinguishable?

    English DNA is still indistinguishable from their continental ancestors.

  59. cohenite

    Makka

    #2719882, posted on May 25, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    The Chinese know they are in a dogfight, where there can only be one winner. Xi will use all the leverage he can muster to confront Trump’s trade onslaught.

    He’s going to need it.

    That is a great analysis. It just shows as I said earlier how bereft the so-called experts like keith suter who have basically stuffed the West are of insight into what Trump is and what the West is. They have betrayed the interests of the West for a long time.

    How lucky are we to have scored Trump at this time.

  60. Zyconoclast

    Pakistan cricket players will stop wearing smart watches after they were visited by anti-corruption officials on the first day of the opening Test against England at Lord’s, says bowler Hasan Ali.

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/44246692

  61. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Yes. But on some issues of contested scholarship you have to show that trolls trying to look impressive and attack others here don’t know what they are talking about (which perhaps we should just take as a given).

    Further discussion however also elucidates matters for anyone interested and a few here seem to have joined in debate on the issues, not the trolling of them. I’m happy to hear genuine scholarly viewpoints on this contested topic if anyone wishes to offer more (not now ‘cos I’m offline in a mo). Trolls butt out though.

  62. Snoopy

    Queensland Nickel’s liquidator has won a Supreme Court bid to freeze Clive Palmer’s personal assets in an effort to recover millions of dollars from the 2016 collapse of the north Queensland refinery.

  63. egg_

    The epistemic structural realist thinks (or could think) that modern atomic theory has a true account of the structure of the constituents of an atom. The constructive empiricist thinks that no observations which have been made or which could be made would ever give you a reason to think that.

    The atomic model?
    Does tend to agree with Zippy’s arguments re internal models of the world.

    Electron clouds and nuclei are more the reality than Grecian billiard balls.

  64. Roger

    I find it interesting that Welsh actually has many early French words in it (eglise for Church etc) and displays a strong Latin influence.

    Eglwys.

    You learn something new every day on the Cat 🙂

  65. Stimpson J. Cat

    Jordan B Peterson
    @jordanbpeterson
    What shall I do when greed consumes me? Remember that it is truly better to give than to receive. From Coda, the concluding chapter of 12 Rules for Life, available at all good bookstores for just $39.95!!!
    Foreword by Dr Stimpson J. Cat.

  66. Makka

    WaPo spin;

    PRESIDENT TRUMP’S abrupt cancellation of a summit with North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un had the same air of hasty, strategy-free improvisation that has characterized his handling of the diplomatic opening all along.

  67. Senile Old Guy

    ABC:

    The asteroid smash that finished off the dinosaurs also cranked up Earth’s thermostat by 5 degrees for 100,000 years, according to shards of fish fossils found in Tunisia. And even though the asteroid collided with Earth around 66 million years ago, the sudden global warming that followed is relevant to what’s happening today, according to Ken MacLeod, the lead author of a study outlining the findings, published in Science today.

    You knew that was coming, didn’t you? Because AGW is exactly like dropping a large asteroid on the planet.

    “The rate at which the planet system was perturbed by the impact is quite comparable to human perturbations over the past 200 years,” said Professor MacLeod, who is a palaeoclimatologist at the University of Missouri. “If we turn off our fossil fuel lifestyle tomorrow, it’ll still take 100,000 years for the changes we’ve already imposed upon the Earth to come back down to something like the pre-industrial revolution state.”

    Why 200 years? Why not go back 200 million, when the level was over 5 times what it is now. Or 500 millions years, when it was over 20 times higher? That coincided with the Cambrian biodiversity explosion. That is another inconvenient fact.

  68. Elle

    Enjoy reading your pieces at Quadrant, Lizzie.

    In response to your last post, do you consider me a troll because I drop in every now and then?

  69. nemkat

    So, here’s the takeout:
    The English are essentially unchanged since the invasion of the Saxons in the 5th century. Very little of the Roman DNA or the later Viking/ Norman DNA survives.
    Truly amazing people.

  70. Stimpson J. Cat

    Is Irish DNA so intermingled with English DNA that the 2 are indistinguishable?

    Now we are blessed with mutant Whinging Paddy’s.
    What a world.

  71. thefrolickingmole

    Idiot boy thinks wanting Aboriginal people to embrace living middle class values, therefore achieving middle class outcomes is racist.

    Idiot boy much prefers his Aboriginals preserved as dysfunctional museum pieces because he considers this “authentic”.

    Idiot boy therefore seems to think and Aboriginal person living a successful middle class lifestyle is somehow less Aboriginal than those living an underclass lifestyle with all its pathologies.

    Idiot boy thinks decrying underclass ideas which will lead to predictably underclass outcomes is racist.

  72. Makka

    Telstra is so universally despised, even I’m now getting interested.

  73. egg_

    The asteroid smash that finished off the dinosaurs also cranked up Earth’s thermostat by 5 degrees for 100,000 years

    I thought it was accused of global cooling due to a global dust cloud, that froze the dinosaurs?

    IIRC we’re 7 m away from the max sea level of the last interglacial, so presumably that close to the Zenith, the globe is likely to be cooling* and any short term perceived warming is merely a blip?

    *When will the Chicken Littles seize on that?

  74. Delta A

    *When will the Chicken Littles seize on that?

    When they can figure out a way to grab plenty lovely gummit money for Global Cooling(TM)

  75. Top Ender

    Oz breaking:

    At least 15 people have been injured with three in critical condition after an explosive device was detonated at a restaurant in Canada today.

    The incident took place at Bombay Bhel restaurant in the Canadian city of Mississauga which neighbours Toronto, ambulance service Peel Paramedics said on Twitter.

    Police say two men wearing hoodies entered the restaurant, detonated the home made device and fled the scene. They are appealing to the public for information.

  76. Dr Fred Kenin

    Calli. You like scented roses try Blue Moon and Charles De Gaulle both blue and magnificently scented I had a couple at a previous house I owned ,everyone without exception used to remark about them ,good cut flower too,many petals so last longer before they blow .I am not in his league but like Monet I like gardening ,love veg and grew flowers for my late beloved wife ,she loved them .

  77. Snoopy

    Some ‘highlights’ from that Wapo tosh. Beyond the paywall here.

    Meanwhile, Trump blurted at a White House appearance that “it’s possible” the summit could still take place on the planned date of June 12, while simultaneously warning that “our military . . . is ready if necessary.”
    Never has such chaos attended the public behavior of a U.S. president on a matter of such gravity:

    Instead Trump has impulsively blown up the process – with potential consequences that he and his administration have not bothered to calculate.

  78. Roger

    If we turn off our fossil fuel lifestyle tomorrow, it’ll still take 100,000 years for the changes we’ve already imposed upon the Earth to come back down to something like the pre-industrial revolution state.”

    You go first, good professor.

    No more research trips to Tunisia, for starters.

  79. Tom

    PRESIDENT TRUMP’S abrupt cancellation of a summit with North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un had the same air of hasty, strategy-free improvisation that has characterized his handling of the diplomatic opening all along.

    … from the Bezos Blog, aka the Beltway Comic.

    Seriously, Americans aren’t so gullible they believe Wapo still has credibility, are they?

    Once upon a time, good journalism was simple: protect the public interest; observe the code of ethics to guarantee fairness. But eighty per cent of the English speaking world’s journalists threw that formula for credibility and reader loyalty out the window a decade ago.

    And they’ll be the first to squeal when their audience goes elsewhere. Dumb journos ditching professional standards for their feelgood favourite causes are the stupidest people ever born.

  80. A Lurker

    Police say two men wearing hoodies entered the restaurant, detonated the home made device and fled the scene. They are appealing to the public for information.

    Militant vegans objecting to the Lamb Vindaloo?
    More likely devotees of the RoP…

    Do you think Canada is ready to be told that they have problem with their multiculturalism?

  81. calli

    Never has such chaos attended the public behavior of a U.S. president on a matter of such gravity:

    Bay of Pigs, anyone?

    Or is “public” the operative word.

  82. egg_

    Solid geological evidence, based largely upon analysis of deep cores of coral reefs, exists only for 3 major periods of accelerated sea level rise, called meltwater pulses, during the last deglaciation. They are Meltwater pulse 1A between circa 14,600 and 14,300 calendar years ago; Meltwater pulse 1B between circa 11,400 and 11,100 calendar years ago; and Meltwater pulse 1C between 8,200 and 7,600 calendar years ago. Meltwater pulse 1A was a 13.5 m rise over about 290 years centered at 14,200 calendar years ago and Meltwater pulse 1B was a 7.5 m rise over about 160 years centered at 11,000 years calendar years ago. In sharp contrast, the period between 14,300 and 11,100 calendar years ago, which includes the Younger Dryas interval, was an interval of reduced sea level rise at about 6.0–9.9 mm/yr. Meltwater pulse 1C was centered at 8,000 calendar years and produced a rise of 6.5 m in less than 140 years.[17][18][19]

    14,600 ya: 290 y
    11,400 ya: 160 y
    8,200 ya: 140 y

    Lowest common denominator appox 150 years – ties in with solar cycles?

  83. DrBeauGan

    Makka
    #2719925, posted on May 25, 2018 at 3:30 pm
    WaPo spin;

    PRESIDENT TRUMP’S abrupt cancellation of a summit with North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un had the same air of hasty, strategy-free improvisation that has characterized his handling of the diplomatic opening all along.

    Of course, what Trump should do is follow an obvious system that telegraphs every punch before he makes it. The bureaucratic mind isn’t well adapted to reality.

  84. C.L.

    Never has such chaos attended the public behavior of a U.S. president on a matter of such gravity
    ———

    Bay of Pigs, anyone?

    LOL.
    Calli destroys the Washington Post.
    Just like that.

  85. Can they differentiate a male and female human brain?

    Yes.

  86. Tintarella di Luna

    So sad to hear of the death of guitarist Phil Emmanuel. What a legend. He brought so much joy to so many. May he rest in peace.

  87. H B Bear

    Wesfarmers has finally raised the white flag on its expensive and ill-fated foray into the UK home improvements markets saying it expected to take another hit of up to $400 million on the venture

    Add it to the long, long list of Australian businesses that have their pants pulled down as soon as they venture outside the cosy Big Government, Big Business, Big Union oligopoly world of Australia. Outside of Westfield and a couple of others I’m struggling to think of any Australian companies that have had large scale, long term success overseas.

  88. John Constantine

    Trump diplomacy versus turnbullites diplomacy.

    China threatens to cut Australian trade to teach Australia a lesson for arrogance.

    lucy turnbull replies that Sydney isn’t full yet and could pack millions more Chinese in it because they are used to being stacked tighter and higher, and you can fit more Chinese into a public transport carriage than porkasaurus Australian proles.

    maolcommo turnfailure exclaims he couldn’t imagine Australian cities without millions of Chinese running them.

    Australia Post opens a dedicated branch in a suburb thirty percent Chinese by birth , just to provide money laundering and tax avoidance services to Chinese Australians.

    Who is going to get the most respect?.

    Comrade maaaates?.

  89. C.L.

    Guitar legend Phil Emmanuel dead at 65.

    Phil passed away in Parkes late on Thursday night after a sudden asthma attack.

    … Phil had shows planned for the Cootamundra Hotel on Friday night, a private function for friend Maureen Farr’s 60th birthday at the Railway Bowling Club, and a two hour concert at the Star Hotel on Sunday afternoon.

  90. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    STATE POLITICS
    Labor’s by-election strife: candidate Colleen Yates quits over false CV claims

    The Australian
    4:04PM May 25, 2018

    Andrew Burrell
    WA Chief Reporter
    Perth
    @AndrewBurrell7

    Labor’s candidate for next month’s Darling Range by-election in Western Australia has quit after questions were raised over her academic credentials, just two weeks after the previous MP for the state seat resigned for repeatedly lying about his past.

    In a move that raises further doubts the ALP’s ability to vet its candidates, Colleen Yates released a statement today announcing she had pulled out of the June 23 by-election just five days after being endorsed by the party.

    Media reports in recent days had suggested Ms Yates never attended a US college as she claimed in her CV. It was also revealed she listed an MBA from the University of WA on her LinkedIn profile, even though she has not completed the qualification.

    Ms Yates said in her statement she had made “minor mistakes” that would “haunt me for the rest of my life”.

    “If I’ve learnt anything over the last few days, it is that the intense scrutiny that comes with politics just isn’t for me,” she said.

    “This has been an extremely difficult time for myself and my family. I stepped down from my job as a chief executive officer to run for Darling Range.

    “I was ready to throw my heart and soul into the campaign. I was in it, to win it. I knew running in this by-election would bring an increased level of scrutiny on the candidates, but I wasn’t prepared for what came.

    “How I portrayed myself on my LinkedIn account is, in my opinion, similar to how thousands of people would input their data on the online service. However, these minor mistakes will now haunt me for the rest of my life.

    “I regret any anguish that the events of the last couple of days may have had on my family, the Darling Range community or the WA Labor Party.”

    From the Oz. Is it something they put in the water at Labor Headquarters?

  91. Senile Old Guy

    Another lying Labor bites the dust:

    In announcing her resignation today, Ms Yates said in a statement “the intense scrutiny that comes with politics just isn’t for me”. “This has been an extremely difficult time for myself and my family.”

    What was it about this “intense scutiny”?

    The Labor party continued to stand by Ms Yates, with state secretary Matt Dixon calling her an “outstanding candidate” who had made some “minor errors” on her LinkedIn page.

    Well, of course! All the mates lie.

    Ms Yates also said the details on her LinkedIn account were “minor mistakes”, and no different to what thousands of others had done.

    So “minor mistakes”?

    “How I portrayed myself on my LinkedIn account is, in my opinion, similar to how thousands of people would input their data on the online service,” she said.

    Really?

    “However, these minor mistakes will now haunt me for the rest of my life.”

    More “minor mistakes”!

    These were:

    But Ms Yates’s campaign began to unravel this week after it emerged she had listed an “MBA” from the University of Western Australia on a now-deleted LinkedIn profile, even though she had not completed the qualification.

    …and…

    In addition, an American university she claimed to have attended subsequently told Fairfax Media it had no record of her.

    Yes, thousands of people list on their profiles that they have degrees, when they don’t, and have attended an American university, when they haven’t.

    The ALP Background Checking Unit working a treat.

  92. Roger

    So sad to hear of the death of guitarist Phil Emmanuel. What a legend. He brought so much joy to so many. May he rest in peace.

    +1

  93. stackja

    Hollywood 1920s were wild!

  94. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    “If we turn off our fossil fuel lifestyle tomorrow, it’ll still take 100,000 years for the changes we’ve already imposed upon the Earth to come back down to something like the pre-industrial revolution state.”

    Agreed. So any action is pointless.

    Move on.

  95. Natural Instinct

    H B Bear
    #2719953, posted on May 25, 2018 at 4:17 pm
    Outside of Westfield and a couple of others I’m struggling to think of any Australian companies that have had large scale, long term success overseas.

    .
    Boral has 24% of revenues from the USA,

    Formed as a new division in May 2017, Boral North America combines the
    Construction Materials and Building Products operations of Boral USA and the
    newly acquired Headwaters Incorporated across the USA, Mexico and Canada.
    In Construction Materials, Boral has industry-leading positions in fly ash
    processing and distribution, as well as a Texas-based concrete block business and
    Denver concrete and quarries operations. In Building Products, we manufacture
    and supply stone veneer, roof tiles, windows and light building products, including
    trim, siding and shutters, for residential and commercial markets.
    Boral also has a 50% share of the Meridian Brick joint venture, which was formed
    with Forterra Brick in November 2016

    but….

    Boral Limited (ASX:BLD) today (10 May 2018) announced that it has agreed to sell its Concrete & Quarries business in Denver, Colorado to Brannan Sand and Gravel Company, LLC for US$127 million. Boral’s strategy in the USA is focused on growing our building products and fly ash businesses.

  96. C.L.

    Phil Emmanuel leaves a wife and four children.
    Phil and Tommy’s sister died just weeks ago.
    Horrible time.
    I often YouTube-gorge on the brothers’ performances.
    Very sad.

  97. Eyrie

    “The US Lowe’s Hardware model failed here with Masters getting flogged by Bunnings”
    I much preferred Masters to Bunnings. I don’t think there was anything wrong with the brand or concept but the execution was totally inept. Woolies already had a hardware chain. Just re-brand/modify format and expand it in a well controlled manner. i.e organic expansion instead of a vastly expensive roll out of large new stores. The Woolies execs responsible should be shot.

  98. Snoopy

    Check out some of Morgan Freeman’s alleged sins here. “Boy I wish I was there“. He should sue.

  99. thefrolickingmole

    Snoopy
    Pretty low level stuff, unprofessional but hardly pot plant [email protected] material.

  100. Tel

    Add it to the long, long list of Australian businesses that have their pants pulled down as soon as they venture outside the cosy Big Government, Big Business, Big Union oligopoly world of Australia. Outside of Westfield and a couple of others I’m struggling to think of any Australian companies that have had large scale, long term success overseas.

    I think that’s probably right, a lot of the local advantage really comes from local handshakes.

    We have plenty of competition in the supermarket area like Aldi, Costco, etc but the local big boys aren’t losing much business to those, even when the competitors are massive overseas. Then it goes back the other way, you can be sure that running a retail business inside the EU rapidly hits a thicket of EU import regulations and you need to have all the skills to negotiate that. We should have stuck with tariffs because at least they were honest and avoided governments that depend on income tax (which is just evil).

    Here’s a big question though… if big companies get a lot of their supposed competitive advantage just from having “who you know” arrangements within a local area, why blow away massive money on stupid overseas ventures? Just focus on what works, streamline, make profits… job’s done. I mean all of these companies buy wholesale, stack shelves, run some cash registers, keep an eye on thievery and do a bit of shipping… that’s all they do, and none of them is particularly special. Why would you make a heroic effort to not be particularly special somewhere on the other side of the world? What’s the point??

  101. stackja

    Eyrie – Masters didn’t advertise enough. Bunnings won by word of mouth.

  102. RobK

    ““If we turn off our fossil fuel lifestyle tomorrow, it’ll still take 100,000 years ……….
    Incorrect. The past is not replicatable. The earth is not and never was at some kind of equilibrium.

  103. P

    C.L.
    #2719957, posted on May 25, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Thank for the vid. Tops.

    R.I.P. Phil Emmanuel

  104. Tintarella di Luna

    Phil Emmanuel leaves a wife and four children.
    Phil and Tommy’s sister died just weeks ago.
    Horrible time.

    Very sad time. Very talented people.

  105. cohenite

    .

    “The rate at which the planet system was perturbed by the impact is quite comparable to human perturbations over the past 200 years,” said Professor MacLeod, who is a palaeoclimatologist at the University of Missouri. “If we turn off our fossil fuel lifestyle tomorrow, it’ll still take 100,000 years for the changes we’ve already imposed upon the Earth to come back down to something like the pre-industrial revolution state.”

    The guy is a loon, a maniac. Some time ago he and his fellow activists, not scientists, were comparing the effect of humans on the planet to atomic bombs, Hiros in short for Little Boy the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. So people just think every time you fart you’re letting off a Hiro.

  106. Snoopy

    Snoopy
    Pretty low level stuff, unprofessional but hardly pot plant [email protected] material.

    The black chick was arguably flirting and the “wish I was there” comment was obviously referring to Michael Caine’s anecdote.

  107. nemkat

    thefrolickingmole
    #2719933

    Another W.A. Pom with Aboriginal Tourettes.
    Ever considered returning to the East End, hole?

  108. Natural Instinct

    And Ansell
    And Aristocrat
    And Siteminder
    and…
    They just don’t get the press

  109. OldOzzie

    If You’re A Muslim, Move To Melbourne During Ramadan

    The Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar is, according to the tradition of the Quran and the Hadiths, the month of fasting.

    As Statista’s Patrick Wagner explains, with the ascension of the first crescent, Muslims all over the world stop to eat from dawn till dusk.

    Every day after sunset, people gather for Iftar to break fast with friends and family. Since the time of fasting per day is dependent on daylight hours, Muslims living in the northern hemisphere currently must wait the longest until Iftar starts.

    And so, for Muslims living in Oslo, Norway for example, they will fast for over 19 hours a day, more than 8 hours longer than their religious peers living in Melbourne, Australia…

  110. calli

    Check out some of Morgan Freeman’s alleged sins here. “Boy I wish I was there“. He should sue.

    Ah, yes. The hand goes up to the hair for a faux flick (because short hair unflickable), the torso and shoulders drop to one side, the skirt is pulled down and the legs crossed. A simpering smile and an upwards glance under lashes.

    Yep. Freeman was completely unprovoked into making flirty smalltalk. And I dislike the bloke.

  111. I’m struggling to think of any Australian companies that have had large scale, long term success overseas.

    It works well in the other direction.

    The CFMEU has made a huge success of the Capone racketeering franchise.

  112. thefrolickingmole

    Mummies skin suit out for another airing I see.
    Guessing genealogy. (Im sure my 100+ Aboriginal relatives will be surprised they are Poms)
    Has to steal another posters insult as well.
    Sub par
    Low energy
    Sad

  113. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ‘No wonder I grew up not feeling beautiful’: Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied slams Love Island’s ‘all white’ cast – making her think she’s not remotely attractive

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5769535/Muslim-activist-Yassmin-Abdel-Magied-slams-Love-Islands-white-cast-making-feel-ugly.html#ixzz5GUiSTVgU
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

    Yassmin Axel Magpie, forever in search of a grievance.

  114. Elle

     Morgan Freeman appeared to be flirting in the clip. When did flirting become a crime?

  115. jupes

    ‘No wonder I grew up not feeling beautiful’: Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied slams Love Island’s ‘all white’ cast – making her think she’s not remotely attractive

    And for once she would be absolutely correct.

  116. jupes

    And so, for Muslims living in Oslo, Norway for example, they will fast for over 19 hours a day

    Idiots.

    Someone should convince them to move to the North Pole during Ramadan.

  117. wivenhoe

    ‘No wonder I grew up not feeling beautiful’: Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied slams Love Island’s ‘all white’ cast – making her think she’s not remotely attractive

    I wonder if she has ever considered the possibility that she is simply not attractive?

  118. Rae

    Wine O’clock.

    What’s Donalds latest gambit in Zero D chess?

  119. Phil Emmanuel leaves a wife and four children.
    Phil and Tommy’s sister died just weeks ago.
    Horrible time.

    Indeed. RIP.

  120. Makka

    making her think she’s not remotely attractive

    You’re only thinking what everybody else already knows, dearie.

  121. Snoopy

    Ah, yes. The hand goes up to the hair for a faux flick (because short hair unflickable), the torso and shoulders drop to one side, the skirt is pulled down and the legs crossed. A simpering smile and an upwards glance under lashes.

    Followed by, “(You’re giving) good medicine for a single girl.”

  122. rickw

    I wonder if she has ever considered the possibility that she is simply not attractive?

    I reckon it would take 12 months in solitary confinement and a slab of beer to make me remotely interested.

  123. calli

    That Paco link had me looking up Auberon Waugh quotes.

    The urge to pass new laws must be seen as an illness, not much different from the urge to bite old women. Anyone suspected of suffering from it should either be treated with the appropriate pills or, if it is too late for that, elected to parliament [or congress, as the case may be] and paid a huge salary with endless holidays, to do nothing whatever.

    Auberon Waugh

    And another:

    Politics, as I never tire of saying, is for social and emotional misfits, handicapped folk, those with a grudge. The purpose of politics is to help them overcome these feelings of inferiority and compensate for their personal inadequacies in the pursuit of power.

  124. Oh come on

    Al-Aggrieved, the duck-lipped, pouting, mascara-laden selfie aficionado, doesn’t think she’s beautiful. What a load of shit.

  125. thefrolickingmole

    Politics, as I never tire of saying, is for social and emotional misfits, handicapped folk, those with a grudge. The purpose of politics is to help them overcome these feelings of inferiority and compensate for their personal inadequacies in the pursuit of power.

    Thats pretty well my opinion.
    Parties exist to weed out the insufficiently committed, a job that used to be left to asylums.

  126. Baldrick

    Guitar legend Phil Emmanuel dead at 65.

    Sad news indeed. A very talented man with a guitar. †

  127. P

    A look back to a bit of fun in the early 1990’s

  128. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I reckon it would take 12 months in solitary confinement and a slab of beer to make me remotely interested.

    I’d rather take a vow of celibacy. Imagine what those gnashers could do in a moment of passion.

  129. calli

    White women on television make Magpie sad.

    Black women on television will make Magpie happy.

    Magpie needs to change channels.

  130. Percy Popinjay

    Because AGW is exactly like dropping a large asteroid on the planet.

    If another asteroid landing on this planet would lead to the extincification of various annoying dinosaurs that still roam among us, I’d be all for it.

  131. egg_

    White women on television make Magpie sad.

    Black women on television will make Magpie happy.

    Black and white Magpie?

  132. OldOzzie

    For Any Cat Petrol Heads

    (thankfully, Fox Sports auto records F1 GPs for me, as I forgot Monaco F1 GP does Practice 1 and 2 on Thursdays rather than the normal Fridays – watching replays now with a nice Semillion)

    Back Daniel Ricciardo’s Helmet in Garage Monaco F1 GP 2018

    RICCIARDO
    ‏ @ricciardo
    21h21 hours ago

    RICCIARDO Retweeted Sky Sports F1

    Honey Badger: “I WON’T APOLOGIZE”

    RICCIARDO added,
    Sky Sports F1

    Verified account @SkySportsF1
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  133. H B Bear

    No wonder I grew up not feeling beautiful’: Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied slams Love Island’s ‘all white’ cast – making her think she’s not remotely attractive

    I’m sure her family could have got a few goats for her if they hadn’t left Sudan, providing they could get her to keep her mouth shut.

  134. Percy Popinjay

    ‘No wonder I grew up not feeling beautiful’: Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied slams Love Island’s ‘all white’ cast – making her think she’s not remotely attractive

    Yet there may just be blokes out there (in a bizarre parallel universe, perhaps) who found the televisual spectacle of Yassie and Jacqui-Jackie screeching incoherently at each other on the ALPBC to be quite arousing.

    Hope they’re well stocked with whipper snippers and ivory polish.

  135. DrBeauGan

    If another asteroid landing on this planet would lead to the extincification of various annoying dinosaurs that still roam among us, I’d be all for it.

    Dinosaur genes are still among us. The hierarchical minds, the obsession with power. You can see the dinosaurs look at you out of the beady red eyes of bureaucrats

  136. OldOzzie

    For Any Cat Petrol Heads

    (thankfully, Fox Sports auto records F1 GPs for me, as I forgot Monaco F1 GP does Practice 1 and 2 on Thursdays rather than the normal Fridays – watching replays now with a nice Semillion)

    Back of Daniel Ricciardo’s Helmet in Garage Monaco F1 GP 2018

    RICCIARDO
    ‏ @ricciardo
    21h21 hours ago

    RICCIARDO Retweeted Sky Sports F1

    H**ney Badger: “I WON’T APOLOGIZE”

    RICCIARDO added,
    Sky Sports F1

    Verified account @SkySportsF1
    The back of Ricciardo’s helmet
    LIVE NOW on Sky Sports F1 – Channel 406
    📺 Sky Go: http://skysports.tv/HuzbYB
    🗒️ Blog: http://skysports.tv/PtJT8k

  137. cohenite

    Check out some of Morgan Freeman’s alleged sins here. “Boy I wish I was there“. He should sue.

    Or get his eyes checked.

  138. OldOzzie

    For Any Catallaxy Files Petrol Heads

    (thankfully, Fox Sports auto records F1 GPs for me, as I forgot Monaco F1 GP does Practice 1 and 2 on Thursdays rather than the normal Fridays – watching replays now with a nice Semillion)

    Back of Daniel Ricciardo’s Helmet in Garage Monaco F1 GP 2018

    RICCIARDO
    ‏ @ricciardo
    21h21 hours ago

    RICCIARDO Retweeted Sky Sports F1

    Honey Badger: “I WON’T APOLOGIZE”

    RICCIARDO added,
    Sky Sports F1

    Verified account @SkySportsF1
    The back of Ricciardo’s helmet
    LIVE NOW on Sky Sports F1 – Channel 406

  139. Makka

    Origin; without a shadow of a doubt, Andrew McCullough has to be the next Qld hooker to replace Smith. The skipper should be Slater. That way the likes of Inglis, at his most deadliest in the centres, can concentrate on his own game. Billy has a big enough mouth to take on skipper duties. I want to see some big ruthless aggro bastards in the forwards. Boyd might miss out.

  140. rickw

    Beer o clock in Majuro!

    The boys went berserk, they got heaps done since I was last here! (Very rare that this happens!)

  141. Elle

    RIP Phil Emmanuel. Saw you in concert with your brother, Tommy. You guys were awesome!

  142. Mother Lode

    The black chick was arguably flirting and the “wish I was there” comment was obviously referring to Michael Caine’s anecdote.

    As soon as he apologised he forfeited all chance of arguing that these people are taking things egregiously (deliberately) the wrong way – because he has accepted being guilty of their interpretation.

  143. Nick

    No wonder I grew up not feeling beautiful’: Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied slams Love Island’s ‘all white’ cast – making her think she’s not remotely attractive

    Perhaps looking like an Islamic Mr. Ed, with braying to match, had some impact.

  144. Nick

    When did flirting become a crime?

    When the chick is ugly

  145. mizaris

    Perth is being flanneried today.

  146. nemkat

    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/05/24/entertainment/morgan-freeman-accusations/index.html
    CNNs 5:58 on goodoleboy Morgan Freeman.
    The bloke’s an arsehole, there’ll be more to come.

  147. old bloke

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
    #2719802, posted on May 25, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    ‘Saxon’ seems to have been a generic term for people of Germanic origin so is not particularly useful as an identifier of locational origin.

    “Saxon” was the Roman word for the Saccae Scythians who dwelt on the Russian steppes north of the Black and Caspian seas. Saccae was the Greek term, Saka was the description used by the Persians, and they were called the Saxons by the Romans.

  148. Elle

    Agree with you, Nick. I reckon when the guy ain’t a gal’s “type”, she alleges sexual harassment. If he’s got it going on, consensual rooty tooty.

  149. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    You gotta love it.

    Hollyweird is making it illegal to chat up chicks.

    Lefties are all going to die alone while their cat’s eat their faces off.

  150. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Meanwhile the WA ALP has lost its 2nd candidate for the same seat in a fortnight because of fraud!

  151. Bruce of Newcastle

    Karma is a bummer.

    NFL owners are ‘f—–g terrified’ of Trump, report says

    There’s reportedly one big reason why the NFL took sweeping action Wednesday in adopting a new national anthem policy prior to the start of the 2018 season.

    And he resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington.

    “Our league is f—–g terrified of Trump. We’re scared of him,” one unnamed source told Bleacher Report as reaction to the plan poured in.

    Pretty obviously they haven’t learned their lesson yet. The important guy isn’t in the WH, he’s the guy who drinks Bud while watching the footy on a Saturday…who votes for the guy in the WH.

    And that guy detests lefties who dishonour the flag and the anthem, detests SJWs and would rather go out and pay ball with his kids than watch lefties kowtow in the astroturf or moan about Trump during football commentary.

  152. calli

    Freeman is a big, rich scalp who overstepped the invisible* line.

    * which was always easily recognised way over there until a disgruntled wymynses moved it to right under his toes.

  153. egg_

    mizaris
    #2720036, posted on May 25, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    How did you fare with your transmission issue?

  154. Makka

    “Maybe they shouldn’t be in the country.”

    – President Trump on anthem kneelers

  155. thefrolickingmole

    Very good quote

    Thomas Sowell: “If there is not equality of outcomes among people born to the same parents and raised under the same roof, why should equality of outcomes be expected—or assumed—when conditions are not nearly so comparable?”

  156. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Freeman has just announced that he “now chooses to live his life as an old rich creep”.

  157. Tel

    Hollyweird is making it illegal to chat up chicks.

    Lefties are all going to die alone while their cat’s eat their faces off.

    Don’t be silly!

    They will simply break their own rules when it suits them.

  158. OldOzzie

    Labor’s by-election strife: candidate Colleen Yates quits over false CV claims

    Labor’s candidate for next month’s Darling Range by-election in Western Australia has quit after questions were raised over her academic credentials, just two weeks after the previous MP for the state seat resigned for repeatedly lying about his past.

    In a move that raises further doubts the ALP’s ability to vet its candidates, Colleen Yates released a statement today announcing she had pulled out of the June 23 by-election just five days after being endorsed by the party.

    Media reports in recent days had suggested Ms Yates never attended a US college as she claimed in her CV. It was also revealed she listed an MBA from the University of WA on her LinkedIn profile, even though she has not completed the qualification.

    Ms Yates said in her statement she had made “minor mistakes” that would “haunt me for the rest of my life”.

    “If I’ve learnt anything over the last few days, it is that the intense scrutiny that comes with politics just isn’t for me,” she said.

    “This has been an extremely difficult time for myself and my family. I stepped down from my job as a chief executive officer to run for Darling Range.

    “I was ready to throw my heart and soul into the campaign. I was in it, to win it. I knew running in this by-election would bring an increased level of scrutiny on the candidates, but I wasn’t prepared for what came.

    “How I portrayed myself on my LinkedIn account is, in my opinion, similar to how thousands of people would input their data on the online service. However, these minor mistakes will now haunt me for the rest of my life.

    “I regret any anguish that the events of the last couple of days may have had on my family, the Darling Range community or the WA Labor Party.”

    Premier Mark McGowan tweeted: “Politics is tough. Candidates are under a high level of scrutiny. Colleen Yates has decided to pull out of the race and I respect her decision. I wish Colleen all the best for her future. The party will now look to find a new candidate to run in Darling Range.”

    Ms Yates’ resignation comes after former Labor MP Barry Urban resigned as the MP for Darling Range over his repeated lies to the Parliament, including a false claim that he served as a war crimes investi­gator in Bosnia in the 1990s.

    The WA Parliament’s procedures and privi­leges committee found after an inquiry that Mr Urban committed a “sustained and gross contempt of parliament” by lying to the house.

    He also deliberately misled the inquiry by providing it with a forged copy of a degree from the University of Leeds.

    From the Comments

    Sounds like her pervious role as CEO may also be vanishing into the distance.

    – And the Pinocchio Award goes to…..Imagine going asking for your job back, and the board saying, “but we thought you had an MBA…”

    – A fancy way of saying ” I was telling Porky’s”. These Labor people have no ethic’s whatsoever. What ever it takes as GR would say.

    shocking level of untruths. Imagine if politicians ran our banks !

    – Ms Yates lied. I would have though that was an essential qualification for Labor candidacy.

    Her previous job was as a “chief executive officer”. Was it obtained by claiming false qualifications?

  159. Dave in Marybrook

    That is not flannery Mizaris!
    The desal plant is a expensive bit of flannery.
    Stopping Roe 8 on dubious environmental grounds was flannery.
    Will any flannery come from the Joondalup fwy extension, which levels an established black cocky nesting site? Probably not: flannery is only invoked where the cashed-up baby boomer lives, not the swinging outer burbs.
    Flannery is a bad thing.

  160. nemkat

    Rather than the ALP fact checkers not being up to scratch, isn’t it more likely that they wouldn’t preselect someone in the first place if the person wasn’t blackmailable?

  161. egg_

    Teh Dumb: Gordon Flake (Perth USAsia Centre) sees NorK-US Summits upcoming despite dissing Trump’s undiplomatic ‘Junior High School love letter’ to Fatty Kim.

    Strange it got a sudden reaction?

  162. H B Bear

    Meanwhile the WA ALP has lost its 2nd candidate for the same seat in a fortnight because of fraud!

    Another lying Liars lie. You think they’d be onto that by now. How about when she was recruited to her maaates job?

  163. egg_

    “The latest neuroscientific techniques employed to measure and map those brain structures and functions which might distinguish the two sexes are discussed in a recent special issue from the Royal Society examining the differences between male and female brains. But among the papers is one that directly questions the very concept upon which the others are broadly based, boldly stating that there is no such thing as a male or a female brain.

    One of the authors, Daphna Joel, had previously published a study of structures and connections in over 1,400 brains from men and women aged between 13 and 85, in which no evidence was found of two distinct groups of brains that could be described as either typically male or typically female.”

    Feminists try to deny any gender differences.
    Shame about the upcoming AFL injuries when they smash into Hannah Mouncey &c.

  164. P

    RIP Phil Emmanuel. Saw you in cMoncert with your brother, Tommy.
    You guys were awesome!

    My children and I chose Tommy Emmanuel’s CD “Only” to be played at my husband’s Requiem and also at the burial. It was the closest we could find to feeling our father and husband with us.
    Perhaps by coincidence it was a Maton my husband played for about 10yrs during the time the children were growing up.

    Thank you Tommy for the comfort you gave us through your CD at that time in our lives, and I pray now that God will comfort you in this sorrowful time of great loss.

  165. zyconoclast

    The History of Immigration to the UK

    1. Until the Second World War episodes of immigration were small and demographically insignificant. Britain is not “a nation of immigrants” like the United States or Australia as some claim. Large-scale immigration is an entirely new phenomenon.

    A summary history of immigration to Britain

    Britain has experienced many relatively small episodes of immigration over the centuries. For nearly a thousand years migration was on a very small scale compared to the size of the population. In the decades between the Second World War and the late 1990s, foreign immigration grew steadily at a relatively modest rate before declining in the late 1960s and becoming fairly stable between 1971 and 1981. The massive increase in the level of migration since the late 1990s is utterly unprecedented in the country’s history, dwarfing the scale of anything that went before.

    Census graph foreign born % since 1851

    Census graph forein born numbers since 1851

  166. Some History

    White women on television make Magpie sad.
    Black women on television will make Magpie happy.
    Magpie needs to change channels.

    Recommend Channel 48. Everything’s black on that channel.

  167. Some History

    Famous Dave Allen sketch
    Video length 2mins 45secs

  168. H B Bear

    Another crappy Friday night Collingwood match brought to you by Gillon McPolo-Pony and the VFL.

  169. Elle

    Wivenhoe, you’ve had trouble contacting me? Oh what the hell. It’s not my main email, but try my second one.

    If others message me, I will be able to work out who is the real deal.
    Who needs a dating site when we have conservative and libertarian blogs.
    Unlike leftists, we know how to have fun.

  170. wivenhoe

    Agree with you, Nick. I reckon when the guy ain’t a gal’s “type”, she alleges sexual harassment. If he’s got it going on, consensual rooty tooty.

    Hi, Elle, not a comment on current subject except to say that I agree, just pleased to see you back “slumming” with we normal folks. Still disappointed that you are not single and available, but I can still dream.

  171. Rae

    “Boy, do I wish I was there.”

    Total beat-up. Freeman was agreeing with Caines comment about wishing he hadn’t said something that was taken the wrong way.

    In the same way that someone might say “I could care less”.

  172. H B Bear

    That is not flannery Mizaris!
    The desal plant is a expensive bit of flannery.

    Perth’s desal plants are supplying somewhere around half Perth’s water now. Without them we’d be sitting in sand and washing with buckets. Perth’s WaterCorp is one of the few government agencies that has actually been ahead of the curve in any planning area.

  173. Oh come on

    A much younger Pauline Hanson makes a cameo on the third season of Frontline – at least something’s worth watching on the ABC, even if it is 20+ years old.

  174. Infidel Tiger

    Personally I don’t think black men should be talking to white women.

    We can’t be too careful.

  175. P

    Viewing of a sketch with Dave Allen, up a couple of posts, I am reminded of when my husband played guitar at performances of Dave Allen here in Oz. He played with Denny Hruby (Czech jazz pianist Zdenek Hruby) who was married to Joy Hruby and I recall meeting their daughter Australian actress Anna Rhuby as a toddler in 1963/4.

    Joy Hruby passed in Feb 2017 and I didn’t realise till I just looked her up on Wikipedia. RIP Joy Rhuby.
    You added much to Radio before the coming of TV to Aust.
    How short life is and how quickly it passes.

  176. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    notafan
    #2719403, posted on May 24, 2018 at 9:55 pm
    Am I reading this correctly, if you hold one finger too close in front of your eyes so that you appear to see two, that means there really is two?

    No. It means that seeing something is a much more complicated business than you think it is.

    I am going to bring this one back up, because it’s not about some how or why. Creating perceivable visual errors in your visual field reveals rather fundamental insights, specifically around what is real and what is not and what is map and what is territory, what is mind and what is external. Rationalising about how it works or why isn’t the point. The point is to understand which is mind and which is reality. Few people get it, and the rest that do generally only get it as a concept in principle rather than an experiential exercise.

    The point of insight meditation is exactly to generate the same insight into the nature of mind and reality.

  177. Damienski

    I stepped down from my job as a chief executive officer to run for Darling Range

    Colleeen Yates was the … ahem …(chief?) Executive Officer of Regional Development Australia’s Perth committee. A nothingburger Commonwealth agency.

    Gramski’s march is well advanced.

    Comrade maaaates.
    h/t John Constantine.

  178. Damienski

    And before that Collen Yates was CEO of the Peel Development Commission. A state government agency.

    Maaaaaates.

  179. Damienski

    And the recently elected Labor member for Bunbury is Don Punch – the former CEO of the South West Development Commission. A neighbouring counterpart State Government agency to the Peel Development Commission.

    Maaaaaates..

  180. Tom

    Another crappy Friday night Collingwood match brought to you by Gillon McPolo-Pony and the VFL.

    Settle down, Humphrey. Even though I have backed the Thomastown Car Thieves, there is the gleeful prospect that they will be run over by everyone’s second-favourite losers. The night is young.

  181. Elle

    Hi, wivenhoe. How long have you carried a torch for me? We go back a long way. Remind me which blog we meet on all those years ago? Piers, Tim, Andrew? I can’t remember. When did this unrequited love affair begin?
    PS. I’m single.

  182. Oh come on

    Just die already, P.

  183. wivenhoe

    Hi, wivenhoe. How long have you carried a torch for me? We go back a long way. Remind me which blog we meet on all those years ago? Piers, Tim, Andrew? I can’t remember. When did this unrequited love affair begin?
    PS. I’m single.

    Oh my God, Single!!!, are you serious?, As for original, not sure anymore.., would have been probably Tim’s, I think. Still would love to know and learn much more about you, but have tried to send you my e-mail in the past, without success. muah, with feeling.

  184. Oh come on

    Then again, socks never die. They are smote at times, but they regenerate.

  185. Rae

    What colour, OCO?

    P could be a ravishing redhead. Or maybe a blonde.

    Blondes have more fun.

  186. P

    Just die already, P.

    What in he hell did I ever say or do to you OCO?

    I don’t have a problem with you, so if you intend to pursue me in this manner then please state your case.

  187. Some History

    Al-Aggrieved, the duck-lipped, pouting, mascara-laden selfie aficionado, doesn’t think she’s beautiful. What a load of shit.

    Yep. A google image search of the Yapster results in loads of selfies. The Yapster puts the capital “N” back in Narcissist. She’d give Kim Cardashboard a fair run in the “look at moi” stakes.

  188. Oh come on

    I’ll give the devil his due. P is one of the better iterations of the sock.

  189. wivenhoe

    Hi, wivenhoe. How long have you carried a torch for me? We go back a long way. Remind me which blog we meet on all those years ago? Piers, Tim, Andrew? I can’t remember. When did this unrequited love affair begin?
    PS. I’m single.

    As for how long, almost since the day we met, and still definitely ongoing. blushes.

  190. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I stepped down from my job as a chief executive officer to run for Darling Range

    Colleeen Yates was the … ahem …(chief?) Executive Officer of Regional Development Australia’s Perth committee. A nothingburger Commonwealth agency.

    So, now, it emerges that she doesn’t have an M.B.A., does it follow in that she obtained both positions under false premises?

  191. Gab

    To be fair, Yassssmin looks good in this picture.

  192. P

    I

    ’ll give the devil his due. P is one of the better iterations of the sock.

    OCO, I asked you a question. The above is not an answer.

  193. Oh come on

    To be fair, Yassssmin looks good in this picture

    So missed. Hoping the kid will step up.

  194. Infidel Tiger

    Any shots of Yassie in swimwear or similar? She looks like she might have big naturals.

  195. wivenhoe

    To be fair, Yassssmin looks good in this picture.

    Yeah, Gab, and if I were not a gentleman, I could maybe suggest what is missing from that photo.

  196. Oh come on

    Anyway, back to regular programming with the sock tuned out.

  197. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    http://www.eastessence.com/islamic-clothing/modest-swimwear/

    Yassmin in a burkini. Be still, my beating heart.

  198. P

    OCO, you have been telling me to drop dead, in some shape or another, for some time now.

    Take note that I’m 78yrs of age and I am aware that my time on this earth may not be very long.
    It certainly doesn’t need to be decreased unnecessarily. Maybe I’ve just a few years left to be with my children and grandchildren.
    What’s your hurry?

  199. Leigh Lowe

    There’s reportedly one big reason why the NFL took sweeping action Wednesday in adopting a new national anthem policy prior to the start of the 2018 season.

    And he resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington.

    “Our league is f—–g terrified of Trump. We’re scared of him,” one unnamed source told Bleacher Report as reaction to the plan poured in.

    Not entirely true.
    Sure, Trump pushed it, but all he was doing was articulating the disgust of millions of fans for these SJW wankers.
    He was just the catalyst for an undercurrent which was already there.

  200. C.L.

    And so, for Muslims living in Oslo, Norway for example, they will fast for over 19 hours a day …

    Yeah. Bullshit.

  201. struth

    How many swimming medals do mussies win?

  202. Frank

    Ah, yes. The hand goes up to the hair for a faux flick (because short hair unflickable), the torso and shoulders drop to one side, the skirt is pulled down and the legs crossed. A simpering smile and an upwards glance under lashes.

    Best to err on the side of caution these days when it comes to interpreting body language and amorous signals. If her ankles are up behind her ears then you are probably in there with a chance but otherwise all bets are off.

    I reckon it would take 12 months in solitary confinement and a slab of beer to make me remotely interested.

    It is pretty bleak but anyway, even Ivan Milat would have trouble rising to the occasion with this one.

  203. Todesgiraffen

    Still in moderation?

  204. Mark A

    Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
    #2720117, posted on May 25, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    http://www.eastessence.com/islamic-clothing/modest-swimwear/

    Yassmin in a burkini. Be still, my beating heart.

    All we need now is bathing carts.

  205. struth

    In my yoof I’d head off to the night club with my smokes in my top pocket.
    A good looking filly would look me in the eyes seductively and go to grab a smoke thinking thst chump men never ssy no.
    I’d slap her arm away and say wadda ya think ya doun?
    It was worth giving up the root I wasn’t going to get anyway.

    Body language. …..check this out.

  206. Leigh Lowe

    Settle down, Humphrey. Even though I have backed the Thomastown Car Thieves, there is the gleeful prospect that they will be run over by everyone’s second-favourite losers. The night is young.

    The Working Class ambulance-chasers are towelling up their clients.

  207. Death Giraffe

    Come on.
    Come on.

  208. Ubique

    Colleen Yates, the now disgraced former Labor candidate for the WA state seat of Darling Range, formerly worked as CEO of the Peel Development Commission and CEO of the Perth division of Regional Development Australia. You have to wonder how thorough these organisations were in checking Yates’ educational qualification claims.

    All trace of Yates has been removed from the RDA website, but a quick search brings up this remaining stub:

    “Providing a complete approach to life, Colleen believes not only in competence and excellence but also wisdom and vision. She have (sic) over 25 years experience leveraging vision into sustainable, quantifiable bottom line results within the private sector, not for profit and government environments.”

    https://www.rdaperth.org/rda-members/colleen-yates/

  209. Snoopy

    She have (sic) over 25 years experience leveraging vision into sustainable, quantifiable bottom line results within the private sector, not for profit and government environments.”

    No wonder they snapped her up.

  210. P

    Are you still there OCO?

    Are you going to answer me?

    I commenced writing here near to the end of 2014. It is now 2018.
    Why am I not acceptable to this blog?
    Am I not intelligent enough? Is it because I don’t have a university education?
    Is four years training as a nurse not sufficient for me to have an opinion on some matters?

    Please tell me where I fall short?

    From what I am gleaning, it is because I am a complete bore.
    If so please forgive me. Surely though this doesn’t totally preclude me from contributing here?
    Or does it?

  211. Some History

    Colleen believes not only in competence and excellence but also wisdom and vision.

    … although Colleen doesn’t have any of them.

  212. zyconoclast

    Islamic beach volleyball versus the rest.

    One

    Two

    Three

  213. H B Bear

    Not good work by Kardashian’s people. She should have been buying the books and then shipping them to the UK to be burnt in a power station to pick up the carbon credits.

  214. H B Bear

    Are you really a Liars politician unless you are referred to as “the disgraced … ” at some point in your career?

  215. Some History

    This can be sorted out quickly.

    “Petroleum Engineering” at Fort Lewis College in 1982
    Actual – Worked at a petrol station

    “Engineering and Architecture” at Washington University in 1984,
    Actual – Worked in the Janitor’s Department doing minor repairs and unblocking toilets

    “Information Technology” at the University of Phoenix in 2001
    Actual – Did a newspaper round

    Fixed!

  216. Zippy has secret knowledge.

    How very gnostic.

    Forgive me if it don’t buy into your wacky cult.

  217. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Are you really a Liars politician unless you are referred to as “the disgraced … ” at some point in your career?

    Just ask Brian Burke – he did go over the top, though. “Disgraced former State Premier…”

  218. sdfc

    Elon’s pissed off because his company’s failing.

  219. H B Bear

    Brian was disgraceful. Even the Liars had to shop him.

  220. Empire 5:5

    Infidel Tiger
    #2720114, posted on May 25, 2018 at 8:00 pm
    Any shots of Yassie in swimwear or similar? She looks like she might have big naturals.

    Sans tentures, but?

  221. H B Bear

    I loved the transcripts of him talking to his mate Norm Marlborough explaining to him how to use his burner phone so the CCC didn’t get him. Norm was a State cabinet minister at the time. He wasn’t there for his brains.

  222. Oh come on

    Elon’s pissed off because his company’s failing.

    It has a few good parts. SpaceX has promise.

  223. notafan

    I’ve seen older pictures of Yassmin in a proper hijab.

    Apart from the fact that the hijab itself is intended to make women look unattractive, there is no doubt that Yassmin is a plain Jane.
    Does she really expect equality of outcomes to include people’s looks?

    Or that people who find Anglo European looks more attractive should be forced to equally admire black brown Africans?

    Which is not to say there are not beautiful African women, but that she is not one of them.

  224. Nick

    I’m sure some 70 year old man would love to marry Yasmin back in good ole Sudan.

  225. Oh come on

    Nota: I liked her better back then, poor girl. Look what she’s turned into. Revolting.

  226. Nick

    Fuck, Nota, fuck. My eyes. It’s like a goofy Islamic frog.

  227. Helen

    No wonder I grew up not feeling beautiful’: Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied slams Love Island’s ‘all white’ cast – making her think she’s not remotely attractive

    C’mon Yassie, dont get ideas above your abilities. Im sure there is a role there in the background, as a cleaner or cook or something.

  228. Some History

    Which is not to say there are not beautiful African women, but that she is not one of them.

    And then there’s the yapping…. YAP! YAP! YAP!

    And did I mention the yapping? Well, there’s the yapping, too. YAP!
    🙂

  229. Dave in Marybrook

    Damn Perth, H.B.B. I’ve been there on and off, and I still can’t figure out what purpose it serves. Apart from producing occasionally awesome footy teams, of course.
    So yep, desal was forward planning.
    A less energy dependent forward plan would be artesian supply from the central west, or roadway catchments up the scarp to capture a bit of your occasionally awesome rainfall.
    Another planning point that would apply to a less stamp duty dependent gov would be to wind back a few taxes and deregulate development, so you’d have denser inner urban housing for youngsters to buy into, instead of being yoked to ever expanding outer suburbia with gardens to establish.

  230. Zatara

    Australia builds world’s longest cat-proof fence to save wildlife

    Since when has the Cat ever threatened wildlife?

    Other than the occasional distraction squirrel thrown about.

  231. H B Bear

    Pretty sure Perth is here so there is somewhere to go and have a beer after you have been to the beach. And so you don’t have to live in the Pilbara.

  232. Oh come on

    Don’t be dickheads. She was a young girl back then. Just about all of us looked shit in our teens. What she has become is far more repugnant than her school photos.

  233. P

    Oh come on
    #2720100, posted on May 25, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Just die already, P.

    Do you still stand by this statement OCO?
    I’ve questioned you in regard to it but you did not care to answer.
    So it remains as stated? Yes?

  234. Infidel Tiger

    Perth is easily the best city in Australia. In fact it is the only Australian city left.

  235. H B Bear

    You wanna be the next CEO of Tourism WA IT? Position is vacant and I’m not sure I am suitable.

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