Open Forum: May 26, 2018

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  1. Some History

    What should Australian cities look like in the future.

    Blueprint for Success
    Low maintenance & low vehicular traffic.

    https://imgur.com/xPdr3Kt

  2. Ragu

    electric motors are just a way of achieving the same thing without a mechanical gearbox. 

    I get what you are saying, but trying to get a feedback dividend from that set up would take more torque out of the initial system. Yes?

  3. Geriatric mayfly

    Hey, let’s waive the requirement for alleged domestic violence victims to testify in court
    She’s one of many in the sector calling for changes in legislation that would allow body-worn camera footage to be used in court proceedings in place of victims attending court.

    The ALP/Greens have a studio full of actresses who could play the role. See Workchoices campaign, and the current bint fretting about her son’s “tendencies.”

  4. cuckoo

    I see from the weekend papers that Quentin Bryce is now marketing herself as an ‘expert’ guide on a tour of the Kimberleys. How long before she’s doing a one-woman stage show? Or guesting on Celebrity Big Brother?

  5. cuckoo

    Made it Ma! Top of the page!

  6. egg_

    electric motors are just a way of achieving the same thing without a mechanical gearbox.

    If you read the link, the system is designed to ultimately dispense with the jet engine without altering the current configuration – it’s essentially a Musk type vehicle, temporarily infed by a jet gen-set – the jet engine is simply there for range extension (of the batteries) at the moment – i.e. it is essentially an EV.

    JC’s propeller head distraction squirrel got the pocket protectors off the metaphysics.
    When the autopilot is engaged, who is really flying the plane?

  7. egg_

    Boeing may be covering a possible market that Musk could suck taxes out of.

  8. jock

    Perverse. In some news websites there are ads for ” Save the children” which are opposite stories on the abortion vote in Ireland. Im not against abortion but i cant see why anyone who is pro abortion would give funds to save the children. We have been seeing starving children for over 50 years. The result of all the weeping and giving? Even more kids. Rampant increase in population. And the dictators and warlords and authotitarians still winning.

  9. Robber Baron:

    I had to collect shipped goods from a bonded warehouse. The lass at reception asked if l owned a Hi-vis vest because l would not be able to enter the warehouse office to hand over the paperwork for the storeman to pick up and deliver the shipped goods to my car. Alas, the lass was able to rent a vest for a small sum of $20. The scams just never end.

    That sounds like a scam and needs to be investigated. For starters, a task that insists on going into an area that requires the wearing of a hiVis Protectoshirt will also need clearance for other things such as handling etc.
    Check it out, and you’ll find that someone has decided to ‘make a rule’to pad their paypacket.
    And that person and all the others involved need to be sacked.

  10. Cohenite:

    Anyway you look at it the Robinson arrest stinks; you’d have to be an arsehole to defend it.

    Fortunately, there doesn’t appear to be a shortage of arseholes in GB these days.

  11. Rae

    I just did a quick search on the ABC website and could not find a single reference to the endorsement of Lyle Shelton to the number one senate ticket position in QLD for AC.

    Nothing!

    ALA redux.

    ALA had plenty of coverage on the ABC and other media when Kirralie Smith was their mouthpiece. So, no redux there.

    The redux will be in how the AC shows the same lack of voter attraction as ALA.

  12. Death Giraffe

    Im not against abortion

    ..
    Good.
    Fuck off and have yourself one.

  13. John Constantine

    Is their Timmy the ex first bloke now an incel?.

    Surely their ABC haven’t airbrushed him from history so completely that he can’t even qualify to do a roadtrip series with flannerfilth?.

    Comrades?.

  14. Some History

    For anyone interested.

    Volume up

    60s Classic

    Groovin’ – The Rascals

    Groovin’ on a Sunday afternoon….

  15. Snoopy;
    Heinkel He162
    IIRC, at one stage the successor to the Me 110 was going to have a V tail as well, the Me 210 Hornisse. Here’s a picture of one with standard rudder, but in Japanese livery.

  16. Eyrie

    Ragu, depends whether the electric motors and generator on the turbine engine weigh more than the gearboxes in a couple of geared turbofans.
    Anyone who thinks there will be a 1000km range battery powered regional airliner any time soon is dreaming.
    Battery power is being successfully used in self launching sailplanes such as this:
    https://www.lange-aviation.com/ however the power unit runs for only short periods of a flight. I’m also not sure I want to fly in anything that uses lithium ion batteries for propulsion. Look up youtube for lithium battery failures. Lots of fun.
    The electric VTOL idea uses the batteries for very short periods also, at least if you are sensible, unlike all the idiots trying for all electric propulsion, including Uber. See http://evtol.news/
    When they all realise nothing beats hydrocarbon fuels for endurance we will have the second age of aviation. Aircraft are a pain because of the large airports needed. Make them take off and land vertically and safely and add modern electronics for stability, control and collision avoidance and aircraft become much more useful.

  17. rickw

    “Both Mark Steinert and Lucy Turnbull believe changing our reliance on cars is crucial to helping our cities work better.

    ‘Taming road congestion is going to be a big issue for our cities. I would love cars to become redundant and obsolete but it’s not going to happen,’ Turnbull says.”

    Melbourne traffic used to work fine until you shoved an extra 3 million people into it.

  18. Another day, another Trump lie exposed.

    President Donald Trump accused The New York Times on Saturday of inventing a source for a story who, in fact, was a White House official conducting a briefing for reporters under the condition that the official not be named.

    Trump tweeted that the Times quoted an official “who doesn’t exist” and referenced a line in the story about a possible summit with North Korea, which read: “a senior White House official told reporters that even if the meeting were reinstated, holding it on June 12 would be impossible, given the lack of time and the amount of planning needed.”

    Said Trump: “WRONG AGAIN! Use real people, not phony sources.”

    The Times reported in a story about the tweet that it had cited “a senior White House official speaking to a large group of reporters in the White House briefing room.”

  19. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    USB containing ISIS material is found in the Supermax jail cell of one of Australia’s most notorious prisoners amid fears he is radicalising other inmates

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5774791/NSW-jihadist-prisoner-USB-containing-Islamic-State-material-cell.html#ixzz5GevKJhti
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

    Good argument for being in solitary confinement, in chains.

  20. rickw

    Good argument for being in solitary confinement, in chains.

    My preference would be for Chilean Helicopter rides.

  21. The demise of USSR has seen a distinct drop off in Cat conspiracy theory posts, but here is one to restore the average.

  22. egg_

    Billions of years of meteoroid impacts have fused topsoil of the Moon into glass, which in turn has been shattered into tiny pieces. Moon dust is almost half silicon glass, while it also contains iron, calcium and magnesium. Owing to its composition, it can be quite problematic. For one thing, it clung to the Apollo astronauts’ space suits, in part due to the static charge in the dust. They would often get into their module covered in the stuff, which was reported to smell like burnt gunpowder as it reacted with oxygen within the Lunar Module.

  23. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I see absolutely no evidence of this.
    I see countless actions that the opposite occurs.

    Our emotional response though is to believe that come-uppance always comes. For some, it comes from On High, perhaps in a final day of Judgement; for others, it comes in the belief that the wrong-doer’s self will always judge itself harshly in the end, for we are all social creatures who imbue within us deeply a sense of what is good and bad, right and wrong. That some seem deficient in this area of self-analysis is something we leave to fate to resolve, and trust in fate. It is easier to operate in this vale of tears if we believe such things rather than believe the world is essentially amoral and heartless – for we do have plenty of good evidence that it is not, as well as some situations where it clearly is, and there fate must apply and take its course, which we hope will be punitive in some way. Others may hope to that fate will apply lessons that are also redemptive, as no-one wants to deliberately and permanently ill-wish others; rather defeats the purpose of having morality in the first place.

  24. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    oops. Massive blockquote fail.

    It’s the other way round for the quotes. Winston’s thoughts, then my musings.

  25. Death Giraffe

    For some, it comes from On High, perhaps in a final day of Judgement; for others, it comes in the belief that the wrong-doer’s self will always judge itself harshly in the end,

    ..
    Or stomped to death by a mad giraffe.

  26. Stimpson J. Cat

    So I am driving past the HBF Run For A Reason and I am struck by a stunning realization.
    99.932154 % of the competitors are White.

    What does this mean, Catallaxy?

  27. Pickles

    Saw Barry Humphries at Hamer Hall on Friday night. Well worth it. Proud to report that one was one of the few in the room who knew the words to Tuna Town and was happy to sing along in full throat.

  28. Snoopy

    m0nty
    #2721168, posted on May 27, 2018 at 11:01 am
    The demise of USSR has seen a distinct drop off in Cat conspiracy theory posts, but here is one to restore the average.

    There days after Mueller’s cover up of child trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was exposed Monty’s team comes up with a counter-squirrel which has the unintended effect of confirming that, yes, Mueller did cover up for Bill Crimton’s host.

    Genius.

  29. Snoopy

    So I am driving past the HBF Run For A Reason and I am struck by a stunning realization.
    99.932154 % of the competitors are White.

    What does this mean, Catallaxy?

    Zippy’s IQ theories are rubbish?

  30. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Or stomped to death by a mad giraffe.

    Of course. That’s fate for you.
    You can’t second guess it. 🙂

  31. Pete of Perth

    I’m watching the start of the run from the blood donor clinic. Lot’s of taught active wear.

  32. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    So I am driving past the HBF Run For A Reason and I am struck by a stunning realization.
    99.932154 % of the competitors are White.
    What does this mean, Catallaxy?

    Orthopaedic surgeons will do well out of this lot.

  33. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Lot’s of taught active wear.

    Dear me, Pete. Who’s doing the teaching?
    I expect its ‘tautness’ has affecting your spelling. 😉

  34. Dr Fred Lenin,

    Taxpayer funds are used to abort white kids while we are urged to donate to save black kids ?Ibeleive the population of Ethiopia has increased by 150 per cent since pop stars were urging us to donate aid ,the country couldn’t support 20 million now there are 35 million ? donate the feed them ?
    Socialist economics will answer that question will it?

  35. Stimpson J. Cat

    Zippy’s IQ theories are rubbish?

    White people will do anything for a f$cking
    t-shirt.

    I think there’s something in that for all of us.

  36. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Bingo, Pete.

  37. Senile Old Guy

    ‘Taming road congestion is going to be a big issue for our cities. I would love cars to become redundant and obsolete but it’s not going to happen,’ Turnbull says.”

    He means obsolete for the ordinary people, not for Lord Waffle and his cronies.

  38. Pete of Perth

    Bit of a protest gathering at Downer street over Tommy’s arrest. via SDA

  39. BrettW

    Page 11 of Courier Mail has story about the building of the stadium in Townsville. Suggests costs could blow out by 30% due to CFMEU.

    Meanwhile Miranda Divines column raises similar issues to Judith’s about super fees and insurance costs for younger workers who have various casual jobs but have to use particular funds. My son fits the profile they mention and about to consolidate what is left in his funds now that got his first full time job after Uni. Also mentions the funds the Super funds donate back to Unions who them use them for political campaigning etc. Hopefully this comes out in a significant way in Royal Commission.

  40. Ragu

    What does this mean, Catallaxy?

    I’m a beautiful guy
    And you have walked by
    And I have gave you the eye
    But you pretend to be shy
    But I’m a beautiful guy
    (You know what I mean? You know what I mean?)
    And so I want you to know why, why, why
    You make me cry, cry, cry
    ‘Cause you want to try, try, try
    Some stupid game on me
    They’re drinking lighter
    They’re full of water
    I hear them say:
    “Let’s jog . . . ”
    They’re playing tennis
    Their butts are tighter
    What could be whiter?
    Hey?

  41. lotocoti

    Make them take off and land vertically and safely and add modern electronics for stability

    Forget the sci-fi bits and use ducted fans with variable pitch blades.

  42. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The nasty part is the ban on the media covering his arrest, swift trial with no lawyer and sentencing, all within a couple of hours. Even Stalin would have been jealous.

    From a comment on Pete’s link about the protest for Tommy happening now at Downing Street in the UK.

  43. Pete of Perth

    I blame Trump, spell checker, my terrible HSC 2 unit english score and my fluid gender status.

  44. BrettW

    Stimpson,
    Those runners are “white flighters” in disguise.

    Oops, I sincerely apologise for using such a term. How un-PC of me. Put me down for the same re-education camp as Luke Foley.

    Please note that for future reference this was the day my account was hacked and I am not responable for any comments made.

  45. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Another comment says sentenced to death by Sharia, to be carried out within the next 13 months.

    Britain really is a cesspit; the nation that produced JS Mill and other liberty thinkers is being defiled.

  46. Snoopy

    Page 11 of Courier Mail has story about the building of the stadium in Townsville. Suggests costs could blow out by 30% due to CFMEU.

    All going to plan.

  47. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    How can this be the ‘rule of law’ and ‘justice being seen to be done’??

  48. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Oh, and the judge giving the sentence knows of death threats from jail, and simply says he had it coming. Just like the ‘bacon on the door of the mosque’ man. Capital punishment for not loving Islam.

  49. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Stimpson,
    Those runners are “white flighters” in disguise.

    LOL. BrettW wins the internet for today.

  50. Stimpson J. Cat

    It’s really annoying you know?
    I’m driving to work on a Sunday to to pay for the child of a refugee to be fed and taught English by an agile poor mentally ill bald man.
    And these Sane White f$ckers are raising money for Lifeline and Diabetes and all these other nonsense charities yet there’s enough money just lying around to give everyone a f$cking t-shirt.
    That money could pay for my hair transplants.
    I mean come on guys, just send me a f$cking cheque why don’t you?

    😁

  51. DrBeauGan

    Oh, and the judge giving the sentence knows of death threats from jail, and simply says he had it coming. Just like the ‘bacon on the door of the mosque’ man. Capital punishment for not loving Islam.

    That judge may come to regret that statement before he dies.

  52. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Please note that for future reference this was the day my account was hacked and I am not responable for any comments made.

    Nah. Not hacked. You should be more careful with your phone.
    It was your mates wot done it. Got hold of your phone, they did.
    Ask Chrissy Pine. He knows that’s what happens.
    OK Cats, own up.
    Who got Brett’s iPhone and went all non-PC and left him to take the rap?

  53. Stimpson J. Cat

    Those runners are “white flighters” in disguise.

    Thank f$ck they weren’t South Africans.
    Just imagine having to listen to thousands babbling nonsense in that ridiculous speech impediment.
    While jogging.

    Hell on Earth honestly.

  54. I see from the weekend papers that Quentin Bryce is now marketing herself as an ‘expert’ guide on a tour of the Kimberleys. How long before she’s doing a one-woman stage show? Or guesting on Celebrity Big Brother?

    Crikey, for that to work she’ll have to have done a 180-degree reversal of the people skills she exhibited when last she stayed at my place.
    She had refined to the nth degree the fine art of abrasively but silently totally ignoring even the mildest of greetings.

    The most cold-fish house guest I’ve ever had.

  55. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Thank f$ck they weren’t South Africans.
    Just imagine having to listen to thousands babbling nonsense in that ridiculous speech impediment

    Presies wat is jou probleem mit die manier waarop ek prat?

  56. Top Ender

    Joanne Nova doing brilliantly on Outsiders.

    Website is interesting: http://joannenova.com.au/

  57. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    This lady isn’t wearing a wedding ring.

    Who wants to fuck a career pedant let alone marry one?
    Imagine – no, you’re doing it all wrong. Try again.

  58. This lady isn’t wearing a wedding ring. See how many reasons you can come up with for this, children.
    https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/teacher-corrects-white-house-letter-with-many-silly-mistakes-sends-it-back-to-trump/ar-AAxQoYc?ocid=spartandhp

    The photo makes it clear the reason she’s not wearing is not that she left it at home, lost it, or does not believe in wearing one.

    Apart from that she is of course, absolutely correct.
    Don’t like letters being returned with a couple of dozen errors of grammar underlined?
    There’s a way to prevent that.

  59. Dr Faustus

    The Trump ‘phoney news’ imbroglio:

    New York Times:

    “a senior White House official told reporters that even if the meeting were reinstated, holding it on June 12 would be impossible, given the lack of time and the amount of planning needed.

    Pretty clear message. The White House says it can’t be done.

    What was actually said:

    “I think that the main point, I suppose, is that the ball is in North Korea’s court right now. There’s really not a lot of time,” the official said. “There’s a certain amount of actual dialogue that needs to take place at the working level with your counterparts to ensure that the agenda is clear in the minds of those two leaders when they sit down to actually meet and talk and negotiate and hopefully make a deal. And June 12 is in ten minutes.”

    Pretty clear message. The Norks need to get their finger out and stop fucking around if they want to meet on June 12.

    Hard to understand why Trump might be pissed off with his own media brainlessly working against negotiations that are at a 70-year high point…

  60. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Joanne Nova doing brilliantly on Outsiders.

    We always watch vid of ‘Outsiders’ with our late Sunday lunch together.
    Jo Nova was at Sinc’s book launch. Hairy delighted. He’s a fan.

  61. Some History

    Presies wat is jou probleem mit die manier waarop ek prat?

    Is det Set Efrigen?

  62. Stimpson J. Cat

    “a senior White House official told reporters that even if the meeting were reinstated, holding it on June 12 would be impossible, given the lack of time and the amount of planning needed.“

    Let’s be honest.
    This is either 4D Chess or 4D Connect Four. .
    They have probably already had the meeting and this is all theatrics for Ching Chong face saving.
    The deal is done and everyone ate dog and liked it, kids.

  63. notafan

    Rickw

    Absolutely true about Melbourne gridlock from around 3pm around here.

    Every time another high density apartment block goes up, it gets worse.

    Someone told me that the Monash has more passenger journey a day that the entire public transport system in a week.

    I do love seeing all those empty middle of the day and late night buses trundling around.

    Turnbull is a self satisfied would never do her/his weekly shopping via bus in a million years.

  64. OWG;
    The Australian Debt Clock will reach Total Government Debt of 1 Trillion dollars By:
    May 2020 Winston Smith
    December 2019 Robber Baron
    April 2020 Wivenhoe
    July 18 2019 Carpe Jugulum
    October 2019 Carpe ZK2A
    January 2020 Fat Tony
    June 2021 Allergy
    30 June 2020 OWG.

    You are correct about all the off budget bullshit – a private business or public corporation pulling stunts like that would see the directors in gaol faster than Tommy Robinson.

  65. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I am very much in favour of correct English and of clear communication, but I do make allowances in that and in other aspects of perfection.

    Hairy meets none of those New Yorker requirements for appropriate testosterone Stimps put up. 🙂

  66. Rockdoctor

    BrettW
    #2721198, posted on May 27, 2018 at 11:43 am

    Probably true but the whole project has a stench of corruption about it especially with the ALP council & some well connected developers that are laughing all the way to the bank. Most up this way didn’t want it and the online surveys disappeared including a council one that ran at 80% against at one stage, in short an inappropriate opulent expense at a time when the city can ill afford in hard times. Present stadium at Kirwan would have cost a fraction to upgrade & is in a much better spot plus the money could have been put to better use like constructing a dam to shore up water security.

  67. Spring is coming

    This lady isn’t wearing a wedding ring.

    Grrroowwlll. Sexy beast!

    Shy Ted should put a warning up before putting erotic links onto this page.

  68. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Presies wat is jou probleem mit die manier waarop ek prat?

    Is det Set Efrigen?

    Yes, it is. Hush now. Sinc sounds a bit like that, I can now authoritatively say.

    ‘prat’ – etymology similar to ‘prattle’, synonym for ‘speak’? Isn’t language fascinating?

  69. Snoopy

    “a senior White House official told reporters that even if the meeting were reinstated, holding it on June 12 would be impossible, given the lack of time and the amount of planning needed.“

    So it’s confirmed. No real person said that. Trump was correct. The NYT lied in a partisan effort to destroy today’s announcement by President Moon.

    Monty faceplants yet again.

  70. stackja

    Richard William Wynne (born 6 October 1955) is an Australian politician. He has been an Australian Labor Party member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly since 1999, representing the electorate of Richmond. He has been Minister for Planning in the Andrews Ministry since December 2014

    Prior to being elected to Parliament, Wynne was a social worker, an electorate officer and a ministerial adviser to state and federal Labor ministers. He was a councillor for the City of Melbourne 1986–91, including a term as Lord Mayor of Melbourne 1990–91.

  71. Snoopy

    Monty’s score for today: 0/2 = 100% failure rate.

  72. Oh come on

    I noticed news.com.au running that story about Trump getting an ‘F’ for bad writing. Fancy that. news.com.au criticising someone else for bad writing!

    Oh and by the way. Whoever ‘marked’ Trump’s letter is a real dummy. Most of the red ink was expended on highlighting different writing conventions and stylistic contrasts; not errors.

    BIRM: if you must be a pedantic xunt, then at least have the basic decency to be correct. There is nothing more useless in this world than a mistaken pedant.

  73. John Constantine

    https://www.japancrush.com//2012/pictures/tax-handsome-men-increase-birthrate-says-economic-analyst.html

    The concept of the bachelor tax has been well disguised in the Australian gulag, but effectively because single childless men pay statistically more tax and receive less State subsidy than wymynsys with children, bachelorhood is already taxed in Australia, but we can’t mention it.

    The Japanese idea of taxing good looking single men and giving the money to ugly single men, would lift a convoy of ugly single blokes into the category of acceptable partners, once they have enough cash to provide nice things.

    In Australia though, simply taxing bachelors and giving the money to social engineering wymynsys isn’t theft, it is just evening up.

    Comrades.

  74. Perth Trader

    Why call it a HBF ‘fun run’?…on a cold wet day?

  75. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    That money could pay for my hair transplants.

    Or my hairdresser’s talented work.
    And do you know what it costs to properly maintain Shellac Nails these days?
    To say nothing of apparel and accessories.

    They could at least give me a t-shirt for non-participation.
    That should count for something in these days of equal outcomes.

  76. areff

    Melbourne traffic used to work fine until you shoved an extra 3 million people into it.

    And reduced four-lane streets to two so cyclists can inflict windscreen vision of their Lycra’d bums on drivers caught behind them.

    Tried driving from Spring Street to Spencer Street via Collins lately? Forty minute crawl the last time I tried it.

    Nevermore.

  77. C.L.

    President Donald Trump accused The New York Times on Saturday of inventing a source for a story who, in fact, was a White House official conducting a briefing for reporters under the condition that the official not be named.

    The New York Times doesn’t name the alleged “source.”
    ?
    Not much of a gotcha.

  78. Perth Trader

    OOps….sorry…this year its ”Run for a Reason’…

  79. C.L.

    At the Venice Architecture Biennale, young Australian architects exhibit … a mound of grass.

  80. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Is det Set Efrigen?

    No, but I’ve been there a couple of times, and the ability to swear, in Afrikaans, used to come in quite handy living in the wheatbelt, when the local indigenous spat on you, and wished you a “welcome to country.”

  81. And reduced four-lane streets to two so cyclists can inflict windscreen vision of their Lycra’d bums on drivers caught behind them.

    Biggest impact I can think of.
    Insiders tell me the option of stealing roadway for bikes was preferred rather than building v. expensive separated bike paths.

  82. C.L.

    Homosexual Indian and Prime Minister of Ireland Leo Varadkar says abortion vote …

    … showed the electorate’s concern “for the next generation”.

    Yes, he really said that.

  83. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    The Japanese idea of taxing good looking single men and giving the money to ugly single men, would lift a convoy of ugly single blokes into the category of acceptable partners, once they have enough cash to provide nice things.

    In Oz this might just be a tax on bachelor’s gay.

  84. Oh come on

    Homosexual Indian and Prime Minister of

    Canada?

    Ireland

    Oh, right. Well I suppose that’s correct, too.

  85. And reduced four-lane streets to two so cyclists can inflict windscreen vision of their Lycra’d bums on drivers caught behind them.

    I might add there is an upside in my locale. I no longer hear the traffic in the distance. Cars traveling at 10kph are almost silent.

  86. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Homosexual Indian and Prime Minister of Ireland Leo Varadkar says abortion vote …
    … showed the electorate’s concern “for the next generation”.

    !!!

    Leaves one totally without prat.
    Speechless.

  87. Perth Trader

    West. Aust. live sheep exports are back on….under new protocols. One of those protocols is all ships to have a independent observer on board and report back to Canberra . The observer will cost the ship owners $1500 a day…WTF…$1500 a day just to report whats happening on board. A 20 day voyage equates to $30,000. Where do I sign up?

  88. C.L.

    I notice the Daily Mail is refusing to cover the Tommy Robinson story.
    A now thoroughly weird newspaper.
    A combination of celebrity women bending over at the beach and variations on The heart-warming moment Pakistani-born waiter shames far right critic of Ramadan.

  89. Motelier

    Good afternoon.

    A quick cross to the weather report here.
    From the BoM. (stop that chuckling)

    Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, becoming less likely this afternoon. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 20 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening.

    Oberservation from the office window.
    About 5% cloud cover, gusty southeasterly winds to about 25knots. Temp currently 24C rising to a max of 25. Noice

    Just looked at the Week in Pictures posted by Tom. LoL. WTF isn’t Marisse Payne not in this toon.

    Just have to loaded a video to edit.

  90. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Insiders tell me the option of stealing roadway for bikes was preferred rather than building v. expensive separated bike paths.

    In Japan, firstly no helmets, and secondly, bike riders stay on the footpaths and mingle with pedestrians. As many footpaths are little utilized (here and in Japan) this makes sensible use of them, and riders don’t try to be racers, just tootle along about their two-wheeled business, taking care not to knock people down.

    Works well there. But Japan is a very polite society. Something of a treat to partake of.

  91. Stimpson J. Cat

    … showed the electorate’s concern “for the next generation”.

    The very best and brightest of Ireland died in the Potato Famine, now they are merely mopping up the scraps,
    ‘To Be Sure”.
    Stupid Goddamn Potato Munching Paddy’s Jesus Christ.

  92. DrBeauGan

    C.L.
    #2721244, posted on May 27, 2018 at 12:40 pm
    Homosexual Indian and Prime Minister of Ireland Leo Varadkar says abortion vote …

    … showed the electorate’s concern “for the next generation”.

    Yes, he really said that.

    If you didn’t believe in the moral collapse of the West, this should convince you. The body autonomy dogma beats the murder dogma.

  93. Stimpson J. Cat

    I notice the Daily Mail is refusing to cover the Tommy Robinson story.
    A now thoroughly weird newspaper.

    It is the best and only true newspaper in the world.
    All they care about is the story.
    And t$ts and $rse.

  94. C.L.

    Morgan Freeman hits back.
    Good on him. If women can’t take a joke, they should stay at home.

  95. Oh come on

    showed the electorate’s concern “for the next generation”.

    Hard to believe this man was being careless with his words. I suspect he used them very deliberately. The gay community quickly abandoned its broad contempt for marriage, but still scorns ‘breeders’.

  96. DrBeauGan

    And t$ts and $rse.

    It’s t$ts and @rse, Stimpy. Get it R$ght.

  97. Stimpson J. Cat

    West. Aust. live sheep exports are back on….under new protocols. One of those protocols is all ships to have a independent observer on board and report back to Canberra . The observer will cost the ship owners $1500 a day…WTF…$1500 a day just to report whats happening on board. A 20 day voyage equates to $30,000. Where do I sign up?

    Kiwis paid $1500 a day to closely observe sheep on a floating prison with no hope of rescue or escape.
    What could go wrong?
    I really don’t think they have fully thought this through.

  98. Dave in Marybrook

    Brief Irish Potato Famine correction Stimps-
    No famine. The same hot, wet summer that led to spud blight led to a boom in butter, beef, and corn.
    The folk that got shipped off to the poor houses and new world were basically monoculture farmers with risky borrowings who suddenly became broke and were forced to sell when a much-tipped export crop failed.
    Think about that- Ireland lost not the careful hard workers, but the chancers. Those left are the cream of the crop.

  99. So it’s confirmed. No real person said that. Trump was correct. The NYT lied in a partisan effort to destroy today’s announcement by President Moon.

    Monty faceplants yet again.

    No Snoop. The WH official made the statement to a room full of reporters. Trump had NFI what he was talking about, as usual.

    You are flailing.

  100. Perth Trader

    Dear Canberra, Lovely weather here, its a balmy 35 degrees on deck and 45 c under me in the livestock pens. After breakfast , and checking water and feed troughs we played volleyball on the upper deck while some of the crew slung themselves over the side to paint the hull.,,,,,,,,

  101. Oh come on

    m0nts, it must really suck to have the rug pulled out from underneath you on a daily basis. The contortions you have to twist yourself into to maintain The Narrative…

    You have my sympathy.

  102. Perth Trader

    Wot could go wrong….?

  103. DrBeauGan

    The folk that got shipped off to the poor houses and new world were basically monoculture farmers with risky borrowings who suddenly became broke and were forced to sell when a much-tipped export crop failed.

    So the prats grew the praties.

  104. cohenite

    Jo is charming. And well informed.

    Tommy Robinson is being ramroaded. Outsiders apparently will not discuss his case. And the police gave Tommy’s solicitor the runaround.

  105. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Is det Set Efrigen?

    It was English with a Set Efrigen accent and using a Set Efrigen dialect word for ‘speaking’.

    I can only swear in Australian, with a few dialectical variations.

  106. Perth Trader

    Dear Canberra, Ciggi’s here on board are $1.50 per pack of 20….you thieving bastards.

  107. cohenite

    You are flailing.

    You pissant. You don’t have my sympathy. Others might regard you as some sort of twisted mascot but you personify the problem with the West today. You’re a vomitous fleck of crap.

  108. H B Bear

    Tried driving from Spring Street to Spencer Street via Collins lately? Forty minute crawl the last time I tried it.

    Not when I was there with my CBR600. I think Melbournibad keeps the trams for motorcycle riders.

  109. Rae

    You pissant. You don’t have my sympathy. Others might regard you as some sort of twisted mascot but you personify the problem with the West today. You’re a vomitous fleck of crap.

    What was that you said yesterday? Oh: “Don’t verbal me”.

    ROFL

  110. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    So the prats grew the praties.

    Ah, Dr. BG. Traps for new players. Words of the same sound can have quite different etymologies.
    Or convoluted links that require a diligent tracing out.

    Dutch ‘prat’ for ‘speech’ has associations with English ‘prattle’, to ‘go on a bit’.
    Someone who ‘prattles’ is something of a fool.
    A prattling fool is thus a ‘prat’.
    So there seems to be a link in that line.

    Pratie though is of Irish derivation. Sometimes ‘praetie’.
    I doubt it originates in the same line as ‘prattle’. It is a food source.

    Language is completely extraordinary; much history is embedded in linguistic usages.
    Which is why an original Indo-European can be partially reconstructed going backwards, by looking at the ways in which words (meaningful sounds) with similar (not identical) associations, especially those to do with religious belief or food production, or kinship, can be traced from all IE-sourced languages in Europe to their original stem in IE.

  111. mh

    REVOLUTION UK! Thousands Storm 10 Downing Street, Climb Gates To Free Tommy Robinson

    British patriots are pushing back against their government’s decision to jail activist Tommy Robinson for simply demonstrating and reporting on a Muslim sex abuse trial.

  112. Geriatric mayfly

    Two Iranian asylum seekers have reportedly remained on the roof of a building at Christmas Island detention centre for more than 24 hours.

    Time to wheel out the trebuchet and start firing oinker off-cuts.

  113. Duncanm

    Little did we know that they wanted to herd us via Pitt St / Reiby Place / Loftus St, where all the crowds were being funneled (ie: bogged).

    Don’t you mean they were being funneled into kill zones? Because someone out there would have been noticing this.

  114. vr

    Is Meghan’s wedding our ‘Obama moment’? Let’s hope not

    Here’s something to bear in mind over the next few years. Be wary of taking advice on social justice from someone whose wedding dress cost 200,000 quid. Marks & Spencer does one for £69, off the peg. Meghan could have donated the remaining £199,931 to Generating Genius, the charity set up by the brilliant educationalist Tony Sewell which tries, with huge success, to get inner-city black kids into our top universities by instilling in them a respect for academic excellence, hard work and discipline. Instead of encouraging them to languish in a state of victimhood, which is the white liberal approach.

  115. Habib

    I see from the weekend papers that Quentin Bryce is now marketing herself as an ‘expert’ guide on a tour of the Kimberleys.

    Bradley John Murdoch must be up for early parole. And what about Ivan Milat? Hopefully Brycey’s getting the full experience by hitchhiking around that sparse, desolate wasteland.

  116. woolfe

    Speak in Afrikaans is praat as in “Ek kan nie engles praat nie” I can’t speak english.

  117. Snoopy

    No Snoop. The WH official made the statement to a room full of reporters.

    One of whom was from ABC (US). Let’s go to the tape.

    “I think that the main point, I suppose, is that the ball is in North Korea’s court right now. There’s really not a lot of time,” the official said. “There’s a certain amount of actual dialogue that needs to take place at the working level with your counterparts to ensure that the agenda is clear in the minds of those two leaders when they sit down to actually meet and talk and negotiate and hopefully make a deal. And June 12 is in ten minutes.”

    See the word, ‘impossible’ there Monty? No?

    0/3 – 100%

  118. Steve trickler

    Mind-boggling skills. A joy to watch and listen on this Sunday morning.

    Dead at 35, via helicopter crash in 1990.



  119. Habib

    I had to collect shipped goods from a bonded warehouse. The lass at reception asked if l owned a Hi-vis vest because l would not be able to enter the warehouse office to hand over the paperwork for the storeman to pick up and deliver the shipped goods to my car. Alas, the lass was able to rent a vest for a small sum of $20. The scams just never end.

    Blame government, you can’t thump a business for making a quid off idiot rules imposed on them by cretinous, micro-managing deadshits in office beholden to criminal trade unions. Most depots won’t let you in without hi-viz, steelcaps, safety glasses and often hardhat as well. wharves and airside even more retarded. All due to government hoovering douchebag unions, and no-one says boo. What a pathetic, craven, compliant and compromised excuse for a nation we are.

  120. cohenite

    mh

    #2721274, posted on May 27, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    REVOLUTION UK! Thousands Storm 10 Downing Street, Climb Gates To Free Tommy Robinson

    British patriots are pushing back against their government’s decision to jail activist Tommy Robinson for simply demonstrating and reporting on a Muslim sex abuse trial.

    So the press is muzzled with D Notices which are typically used during times of war. Does this mean we’re officially at war with islam; or have the commie elite simply made official their war on the punters.

    I’m sure the trolls here will tell us.

  121. Geriatric mayfly

    getting the full experience by hitchhiking around that sparse, desolate wasteland.

    Can’t imagine her showing a bit of leg.

  122. JC

    C.L.
    #2721241, posted on May 27, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    At the Venice Architecture Biennale, young Australian architects exhibit … a mound of grass.

    It’s not just laughable, it’s laughably sad.

  123. Snoopy

    REVOLUTION UK! Thousands Storm 10 Downing Street, Climb Gates To Free Tommy Robinson

    Tommy is locked up in Therese May’s dungeon? He’d be better off in the Scrubs taking his chances with the moozleys.

  124. Boambee John

    m0nty’s distraction trolling is really low energy lately.

    Has it finally dawned on the running dog lackey of the left fascist establishment that Hillary will never be president?

  125. DrBeauGan

    Ah, Dr. BG. Traps for new players. Words of the same sound can have quite different etymologies.

    Yes, Lizzie. I know.

  126. Habib

    “Both Mark Steinert and Lucy Turnbull believe changing our reliance on cars is crucial to helping our cities work better.

    I’ll give up my motors anytime Lady Leakin puts her limo on standby for me to go to the pub and the races, sorted.

    Seriously, who gives a flying fuck what that airhead slapper thinks on any issue whatsoever, besides the fact that it’ll inevitably be policy for her cuck housemate? She started the rot in Sydney that her equally fatuous, fuckwitted farty successor finished. And BTW she got that worthless hippy bag of shit to run for the job. Being turfed out of a Jetranger at altitude is far to easy an exit for that pair of pus-nuts.

  127. DrBeauGan

    Seriously, who gives a flying fuck what that airhead slapper thinks on any issue whatsoever, besides the fact that it’ll inevitably be policy for her cuck housemate? She started the rot in Sydney that her equally fatuous, fuckwitted farty successor finished. And BTW she got that worthless hippy bag of shit to run for the job. Being turfed out of a Jetranger at altitude is far to easy an exit for that pair of pus-nuts.

    Something tells me you don’t much like being ruled by fuckwits, Habib.

  128. mh

    John Lydon said that the left-wing British music press always hated this song because they took it as being anti-abortion. BODIES.

  129. Habib

    I love being patronised, robbed and bullied by my moral and intellectual inferiors. Seriously, if we were half the country of lovable larrikins and louts most fantisise we are, these douchnozzles would be mocked to death and their emaciated carcasses fed to crocodiles, thereby to finally be of some little worth as future snazzy footwear.

  130. Infidel Tiger

    Mind-boggling skills. A joy to watch and listen on this Sunday morning.

    Dead at 35, via helicopter crash in 1990.

    Stevie Ray is amazing.

  131. mh

    The Russians will cover the Tommy Robinson imprisonment and subsequent protest but not the compliant British media.

  132. JC

    I generally don’t like lifting entire pieces out of newspapers and posting them here. Excerpts with a link are okay though. However, I make an exception for this interview with Gene Simmons out of KISS in this week’s Barrons, which is the dry, oldster weekend business/investment newspaper offshoot from the WSJ. He’s really quite funny.

    Oh, he sees the Dow up at 30,000!

    KISS frontman Gene Simmons stopped by recently to talk with Barron’s about the music business, investing, politics, and his latest business ventures, including soda and cannabis. Our conversation, below, has been edited for length and clarity.

    Barron’s: If KISS were starting out now in the age of music streaming, would you be as successful?

    Gene Simmons: You’d have to go back in a time machine to when there was civility and structure, because it’s chaos now. As soon as Napster and schmapster and schmeckle-head and all the rest of them started to download and file-share for free—stealing—it was the hole that sunk the Titanic.

    I’m a rich son of a b— and all that, but we came before. It breaks my heart that a new band starting today doesn’t have a chance in hell of making it. There’s no model that works. There’s plenty of talent out there, but play a quick game: From 1958 to 1988 you had Elvis, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, and Madonna. But since 1988, who are the new Beatles?

    Who is the greatest American rock band of all time?

    KISS!
    Gene Simmons Sees Dow 30,000

    Second-greatest?

    The Americans don’t have it. We invented this thing—rhythm and blues and rock ’n’ roll, all that—but the English do it much better. The Beatles and the Stones and just a thousand bands. In America. . .the Grateful Dead? Bums with guitars around their necks. Guys that should be on Duck Dynasty instead of onstage. Three Dog Night. . .Three Dog Night?

    What about Creedence Clearwater Revival?

    But you don’t care who’s in it. They’re not stars. The English are stars.

    You have a tour coming up—a farewell tour.

    I didn’t say that.

    OK, a tour. The Wall Street Journal reports that Taylor Swift is raising ticket prices to combat scalping, even if some seats go unsold. Is that a good idea?

    That’s called capitalism. Supply and demand. Everything is arbitrary. You stretch the rubber band as far as it can go before it snaps. You would rather stretch more if it can go. Taylor can raise her ticket prices. She is enormously popular, and she’ll do just fine. Now, can a reunion of Three Dog Night do that? No—because the demand isn’t there.

    What’s the most you have ever heard of someone paying for a seat at a KISS concert?

    Fifty grand.

    Do you know that person?

    Well sure, because we charge 50 grand now for me to visit your home and tell you how nice your curtains are for two hours.

    You spoke at the Money Show in Las Vegas. Do you handle your own investments?

    I don’t sit at home and press buttons and buy. I like to keep my snoot close to the ground, and anything I decide to invest in I actually know something about. The Warren Buffett school of do your goddamn due diligence, kick the tires yourself, learn as much as you can, and then—from a position of being informed—tell your guys, you know, “I think this is good. What do you think?”

    Do you invest in Spotify Technology?

    No. You’re buying perception. Perception is value. We agree that diamonds and gold are valuable because we agree on it. If women weren’t interested in diamonds, diamonds would be f—.

    Are you optimistic about the stock market?

    Yes. When I rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange in 2008, the Dow was right under 8000. A broadcaster asked me what I thought about disaster—Black Friday, Sunny Tuesday, and so on. I said, what are you talking about? America invented this. In other countries, the despots and dictators invest in America. Am I the first one saying buy low, sell high? It’s a good time. You like biotech? Buy biotech. You eat burgers? Buy McDonald’s. Invest in what you know. We are now at 24,700, something like that, and there is no question in my mind we are going to go past 30,000.

    At the end of the day the masses aren’t aware of the market or where the Dow is. All they want to know is, can I feed my family and is the country safe? One is political and the other is economic. You try to pick, hopefully, the people who can represent you that can fulfill those two wishes

    We should look at ourselves the way terrorists like the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades and Al-Qaeda do. They think of us as just Americans. We are the ones who say “Democrats” and all that. We see a difference, they don’t see a difference at all. They just think we are all Americans. Hey, that’s a good idea. Let’s all be Americans, because the people that don’t agree with you and may be on the lower floor—actually, it’s their America as well.

    You and the president have something important in common.

    He’s Jewish too?

    Not that. You both had reality TV shows. Do you ever look at him and think about going into politics?

    I enjoy politics. But I think it’s populated by people who have a self-mandated directive to get reelected. They are not there in my estimation to do what is good for the masses. By the way, the current president is doing his job for one dollar. I like that.
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    When you want to lose weight, the guy at the gym doesn’t tell you what you want to hear, because he’s doing what’s good for you. If you go into the military, you’re going to have a drill sergeant and you’re going to hate him. But he is going to prepare you to survive. The problem is that politicians are telling you what you want to hear.

    Also, you have to give to your constituency. There’s $4 million in research going on in Hawaii on why flies fart. It’s called pork. It’s why the two most hated professions are politicians and lawyers. Be suspicious of all politicians because both sides give pork to their constituencies.

    You’ve signed on with Invictus MD Strategies, a Canadian cannabis company.

    I’m proud to say I’m bullish on Invictus MD, which trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker GENE. I think there’s a big future for it, and that’s why I’ve got 10 million bucks of stock.

    But you don’t smoke pot.

    No, but that’s the problem with cannabis in general. People think of it as recreational. You’re just doing Cheech-and-Chong-itis. I’m promoting research and being informed. Everybody should know what the f— they’re talking about. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who is not anybody’s tool, talks about the astonishing medicinal value of that stuff. I was an arrogant a—hole who was dismissive of the whole thing. I had a complete mind change, and I decided that the worst that can happen to you recreationally is you might get the munchies and reach for a Dorito.

    You have a reputation for pitching many different things.

    Yes. The reputation is great if you believe in it with passion and it’s something that makes you want to get up in the morning where you are excited.

    Where does the motivation come from?

    It comes from being an only child of a mother who was in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany at 14 years of age, who had her whole family wiped out. Even though I was born in Israel, the promised land, don’t kid yourself. This is the promised land.

    [While he is talking, Simmons motions to an associate, who passes around bottles of soda.]

    Can I show them? So, America is the only hope on planet earth. It has been like that for over 100 years. OK, so these are Gene Simmons Money Bag sodas. No sugar. No food coloring.

    Simmons: Pure cane sugar. No food coloring, no preservatives. Got a deal with 7-Eleven. They are doing it in a 1,000 stores in Southern California, and then to all of them. Nobody touches us. It’s the champagne of soda.

    In the past, you’ve made controversial remarks. Is it more complicated being an outspoken rock star today than in the past?

    You can’t compliment a woman. She can turn that around. Life is too short. Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld will not tour college campuses because comedy is based on insult. You throw a pie, somebody has got to get it in their face. You throw a pie on the floor, nobody laughs.

  133. OneWorldGovernment

    mh
    #2721274, posted on May 27, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    REVOLUTION UK! Thousands Storm 10 Downing Street, Climb Gates To Free Tommy Robinson

    British patriots are pushing back against their government’s decision to jail activist Tommy Robinson for simply demonstrating and reporting on a Muslim sex abuse trial.

    Hopefully they will burn down a mosque or 3 AND law courts.

  134. Snoopy

    Oh dear! What now Monty?

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reaffirmed his commitment to “complete” denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula and to a planned meeting with United States President Donald Trump, South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said.

    Mr Moon told a news conference in Seoul that he and Mr Kim, at a surprise meeting on Saturday, agreed that a possible North Korea-US summit must be held successfully.

    “Chairman Kim and I have agreed that the June 12 summit should be held successfully, and that our quest for the Korean Peninsula’s denuclearisation and a perpetual peace regime should not be halted,” Mr Moon said.

    Ah hahahaha

  135. cohenite

    I love being patronised, robbed and bullied by my moral and intellectual inferiors. Seriously, if we were half the country of lovable larrikins and louts most fantisise we are, these douchnozzles would be mocked to death and their emaciated carcasses fed to crocodiles, thereby to finally be of some little worth as future snazzy footwear.

    Can’t they be fed to pigs; nothing like a roast pork. Or would that make me a cannibal?

  136. Duncanm;
    continuing the Vivid experience;

    At about 8pm, as the early birds streamed out, security staff, some of which were labelled “aggressive” on social media, began shutting entrances to Circular Quay railway station.
    Pedestrians right beside the station were forced on longwinded diversions, taking them several blocks away, just to end up back at the station.
    “I am literally next to the station and they’re sending me on this ridiculous detour,” one frustrated festival goer told news.com.au, a barrier blocking his path to the train just meters away.

    What you experienced was a classic example of the arrogance of some Australians who, when given a HiVis shirt, become sociopaths with an attitude. You may remember me saying of the old soldier I met in my first job who, when I asked him where the Nazis and Gestapo came from, told me that they were always there. Just that the circumstances for them to be empowered hadn’t yet risen.
    Now consider the scenario:
    Frustrated Festival Goer: “I am literally next to the station and they’re sending me on this ridiculous detour,” one frustrated festival goer told news.com.au, a barrier blocking his path to the train just meters away. What would have happened if the FFG had kicked over the barrier?
    These aggressive and belligerent ‘guides’ are your future.
    Compare these two pictures.

  137. Tintarella di Luna

    Tinta;

    Though the mills of God grind slowly,

    Yet they grind exceeding small;
    Though with patience he stands waiting,
    With exactness grinds he all.

    I see absolutely no evidence of this.
    I see countless actions that the opposite occurs.

    The key word is patience Winston, it does happen, in ways big and small, it does happen, not all at once, not so as we mere mortals know or see. Retribution happens at a different level all together.

  138. John Constantine

    “For me it’s really clear – we need really good athletes. They’ve got to be able to field well, they’ve got to be really fit so they can run well between the wickets.

    “We’ve got to take responsibility with the bat – we’ve probably got away from that in the last year or so, and our ranking suggests that.

    “But ultimately it’s about putting emphasis on what we are doing as a team, not what the individuals are doing, and that’s very important I think.”

    https://www.cricket.com.au/news/justin-langer-australia-wont-imitate-other-odi-teams-mimic-australias-style-brisbane-england-tour/2018-05-27

    New Australian cricket coach Langer suggests that Australia has lost 11 out of its last 13 one day games, so a batsman who scores well and provides advertisers with a diversity quota tick, but doesn’t bother to scamper a run when it is only for his batting partner, or risk sliding into the boundary when it is only a bowlers figures to protect, or risk his well paid body going for a catch for the team:

    Will the Cricket board keep protecting their diversity Koala, or can one of the up and coming aboriginal players tick the box and bat at the diversity drop?.

  139. Snoopy

    What’s the chatter on lefty blogs about the Trump Korea summit, Monty? The Left hates nuclear weapons, they must be really appreciative of Trump’s efforts. Yes?

  140. Top Ender

    Notice that Christopher Milne wrote that Pooh was a bear of Very Little Brain.

    Capitalising for effect is something Trump’s letter-writer can be proud of.

  141. Habib

    It’s a pity pigs are so tasty as they’re quite pleasant critters. Crocodiles on the other hand are fuck-ugly bastards whose sole redeeming feature is slowing the inevitable march of devolution slightly by scoffing the odd imbecile. Same for noahs.

  142. cohenite

    Retribution happens at a different level all together.

    I wish I could accept that. Pol Pot died a happy man, so Idi Amin, Joe Stalin, Mao, so will Mugabe. So will tits, turdball and the slapper.

  143. zyconoclast

    A record 4.5 percent of American adults identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, according to a new Gallup estimate. The percentage, which works out to more than 11 million U.S. adults, is up from 4.1 percent in 2016 and 3.5 percent in 2012, the year Gallup first started tracking LGBT identification.

    The increase was driven primarily by millennials, defined as those born between 1980 and 1999, according to the report’s findings. In 2012, 5.8 percent of this cohort answered “yes” when asked, “Do you, personally, identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender?” In the 2017 estimate, that numbered jumped 40 percent to 8.2 percent of millennials.

  144. JC

    Crocodiles on the other hand are fuck-ugly bastards whose sole redeeming feature is slowing the inevitable march of devolution slightly by scoffing the odd imbecile. Same for noahs.

    and….
    Their skin is valuable as western boots for rich Texans and handbags for wealthy females (or more precisely, females hitched onto wealthy men)

  145. DrBeauGan

    zyconoclast
    #2721307, posted on May 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm
    A record 4.5 percent of American adults identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, according to a new Gallup estimate. The percentage, which works out to more than 11 million U.S. adults, is up from 4.1 percent in 2016 and 3.5 percent in 2012, the year Gallup first started tracking LGBT identification.

    The increase was driven primarily by millennials, defined as those born between 1980 and 1999, according to the report’s findings. In 2012, 5.8 percent of this cohort answered “yes” when asked, “Do you, personally, identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender?” In the 2017 estimate, that numbered jumped 40 percent to 8.2 percent of millennials.

    There are two possibilities that occur to me. The first is that it’s a fashion statement. The second is chemical assault by something in the environment. Too many pseudohormones maybe.

  146. John Constantine

    If a deplorable obsolete prole were to vault over a bollard or barrier meant to control his movements so he didn’t miss catching his train home:

    He would be identified by facial recognition technology from security cameras and in the hour before the next Dawn, their Public Order Response Komittet paramilitary death squad would kick his door down and arrest him for domestic terrorism, in full filming view of the waiting media so it can be proved the State isn’t racist and arrests as many deplorable proles as it can.

    To Stabilise the statistics.

    Comrades.

  147. CL;

    She’s one of many in the sector calling for changes in legislation that would allow body-worn camera footage to be used in court proceedings in place of victims attending court.

    So what about the bloke who wears a body camera because he knows the sociopath he married is going to manipulate a scenario to make it look as if the old man is assaulting her in front of the kids?
    Is his camera footage allowable?
    Nah, didn’t think so.

  148. zyconoclast

    What the hell is wrong with Ireland?

    Their PM loves gerbils and the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs is an imported American lezzo.
    Katherine Zappone

    Preschools An Cosán also runs Fledglings, which operates eight preschools around the country – mostly in disadvantaged areas – which provide education and care to more than 250 children.

    Zappone was a prominent campaigner for the Yes campaign in Ireland’s Marriage Equality referendum

    Zappone has said that she believes the 8th Amendment should be repealed, and that lawful abortion should be available in Ireland

  149. Oh come on

    So RT is covering the hell out of Tommy Robinson’s imprisonment? Oooooh doze Russians. It’d be funny if it wasn’t so serious.

    Another quiver added to Putin’s ‘Western hypocrisy’ bow. The major problem when trying to counter this line of attack is that Putin isn’t wrong. Oh sure, we don’t have journalists and critics of the state murdered in the street. Instead, we subject them to highly opaque kangaroo court proceedings where they are locked up, with the sentencing magistrate knowingly placing them in mortal danger and imposing a blanket media ban on covering the proceedings.

  150. calli

    Works well there. But Japan is a very polite society. Something of a treat to partake of.

    I wonder if it boils down to respect – for self, for others, for nature, for materials. It seems to permeate every level of Japanese society.

    Just an observation after being there on holidays for five seconds, and studying the work of a variety of craftsmen – Carpe’s ideas on it would be welcome.

  151. Habib

    Their skin is valuable as western boots for rich Texans and handbags for wealthy females (or more precisely, females hitched onto wealthy men) Crocodile hide isn’t bad, especially for handbags but for boots nothing beats a snake- I’ve got a pair of aged rattlesnake boots that’re snappier than Beau Brummell’s entire walk-in wardrobe.

  152. DrBeauGan

    cohenite
    #2721306, posted on May 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm
    Retribution happens at a different level all together.

    I wish I could accept that. Pol Pot died a happy man, so Idi Amin, Joe Stalin, Mao, so will Mugabe. So will tits, turdball and the slapper.

    I rather doubt these were happy people, Cohenite. They pursued power and there’s a price to pay for that. Stalin for instance died in fear of assassination. I suspect some of the others did too.

    Tits, turdbull and the slapper must know deep inside that many of us despise them. If they don’t, we must take steps to let them know. Habib’s opinions must be more widely distributed.

  153. Fisky

    It’s pretty funny how Trump is supposed to be an authoritarian, while “liberal” countries like the UK are literally jailing political dissidents.

  154. calli

    Retribution happens at a different level all together.

    Deuteronomy 32:35.

    I wouldn’t want to be on the recieving end.

  155. Snoopy

    Oh no! We’re all gonna glow.

    Currently the Tritium water produced at Fukushima is ten times the national standard for ocean dumping of treated waste.

  156. calli

    Dying “happy” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

  157. Tintarella di Luna

    So will tits, turdball and the slapper.

    The bent-eared termite already has his retribution in the form of lantern-jawed Lucy, Shorten knows that there is an abyss waiting if he’s turfed and the slapper has her reputation.

  158. Habib

    I rather doubt these were happy people, Cohenite. They pursued power and there’s a price to pay for that. Stalin for instance died in fear of assassination. I suspect some of the others did too.

    Sociopaths are incapable of happiness, sadness, joy or desolation. They don’t give a shit what we think about them, they regard us as little more than prey. Given all of that we’re still duty bound to make their entire worthless existence as miserable as possible. I recommend the Ludovico technique, with endless loops of Nickelback clips rather than a bit of the old ultra-violence.

  159. calli

    Breaking:

    At the tender age of 15, Trump stole his older cousin’s Penthouse magazine and made innapropriate comments about the centrefold.

  160. H B Bear

    A record 4.5 percent of American adults identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, according to a new Gallup estimate.

    Another bullsh1t number.

  161. nemkat

    Top Ender
    #2721304
    Notice that Christopher Milne wrote that Pooh was a bear of Very Little Brain.

    Christopher Milne never wrote that.
    His father, A.A. Milne did.
    Christopher Milne remained mightily unimpressed with his father’s exploitation of his young son’s fantasy world in order to make a quid, though.

  162. calli

    A record 4.5 percent of American adults identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, according to a new Gallup estimate.

    Everyone wants to be “special”.

    The day will come when identifying as straight will be “special”.

    But I did it before it was cool. 🙂

  163. Habib

    Oops, forgot that treatment was aversion therapy- perhaps vomiting when inflicted with “How You Remind Me” would be a start, but on reflection hurling from a helicopter would be preferable. Spin up the turbines.

  164. zyconoclast

    Breaking:

    At the tender age of 15, Trump stole his older cousin’s Penthouse magazine and made innapropriate comments about the centrefold.

    did inappropriate things to the centrefold.

  165. zyconoclast

    Mayor Durkan proposes new Seattle gun control legislation

    The proposal states:

    -Safe storage: Guns should be stored in a locked container, and rendered as unusable to any person other than the owner or authorized user.
    -Unauthorized access prevention: It will be a civil infraction if a minor, at-risk, or prohibited person obtains a firearm when the owner should have reasonably known they would have access to it.
    -Violation of the safe-storage law, or the unauthorized access regulation could result in a fine between $500 and $1,000.
    -If a prohibited or at-risk person, or a minor obtains a firearm and uses it to commit a crime, injure or kill someone (including themselves), the gun owner could be fined up to $10,000.
    -If a civil case results from a minor, at-risk, or prohibited person accessing a gun, it will be “prima facie evidence” — meaning fact unless proven otherwise — that the owner is negligent.
    -The new gun law will go into effect 180 days after it passes and Mayor Durkan signs it.
    -The chief of police will have one year to conduct a survey to determine levels of compliance.
    -The city auditor will monitor the law’s influence on gun injuries and deaths in Seattle.

  166. Cohenite:

    You pissant. You don’t have my sympathy. Others might regard you as some sort of twisted mascot but you personify the problem with the West today. You’re a vomitous fleck of crap.

    Let me guess, Cohenite. Monty has spoken?

  167. DrBeauGan

    <blockquote . I recommend the Ludovico technique, with endless loops of Nickelback clips rather than a bit of the old ultra-violence.

    You old softie. I think it’s clearly a serious mental illness and we should try to cure it. I think of the old fashioned cure for depression, which consists of hanging the patient head first over a snake pit. It worked well; very few came back for a second treatment. As a treatment for sociopathy, I don’t think it has been tried, but it looks worth giving it a go.

    The occasional oops! wouldn’t do any harm.

  168. Death Giraffe

    I wish I could accept that. Pol Pot died a happy man, so Idi Amin, Joe Stalin, Mao, so will Mugabe. So will tits, turdball and the slapper.

    ..
    Stalin died slowly on the floor of his dacha, stroked out and unable to move.
    His acolytes were too afraid of him to disturb him, and probably secretly hopeful and relieved he really was dying.

  169. Oh come on

    An advantage of Putin’s method of dealing with gadflies is that he always retains a degree of plausible deniability. Oh sure, sometimes the deniability is highly implausible. But it’s always there.

    However, in the case of Tommy Robinson, the British authorities have assumed full and undeniable responsibility for his fate.

  170. Lady Nilk, Iron Bogan

    I am nowhere near as up to date on all the news that’s fit to know as I would like to be, but two things strike a dreadful chord.

    Tommy Robinson was disappeared in broad daylight in Buenos Aires – sorry, Leeds – and the women of Ireland voted to fill their empty wombs with fur instead of foetuses.

    I have read discussions about Robinson that devolved into complaining that he didn’t spend as much time on Rolf Harris as he has on “brown” gangs so he’s a racist, or else he’s just a troublemaker and he was jeopardising a court case.

    Um, guys, you’re missing the point. He was hustled into a police van, has been sentenced to 13 months for “contempt of court” and by the way, nobody in Britain is allowed to report on this. It was done and dusted in a few short hours, when for so long we’ve been conditioned to expect the Wheels of Justice to turn excruciatingly slowly.

    I have a huge problem with this. Some people appear not to.

    Regarding the recent vote in Ireland to legalise abortion, there are already articles in the media suggesting families open empty rooms to Syrian refugees and migrants. #thatdidnttakelong

    No doubt there will be gullible fools who agree that’s an excellent idea. Not sure how they’ll feel once those new inhabitants decide their old ways are better than the new hosts’ ways. They’ll learn to love the Conditions of Umar and buy another cat.

  171. Tinta;
    With all due respect – and I sincerely mean that – I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s all a load of cobblers. If the ‘justice delayed is justice denied’ scenario holds true, then we’ve been sold a pup and these bastards are getting away with murder.
    Weak and namby pamby tolerance of evil has left us in this place.
    Kill the pricks now and their prickish behaviour will end, and hopefully set an example.

  172. Death Giraffe

    Nilk, having babies is soooo 20th century.
    The new way is to spend your money on ubers and online shopping, pay a stranger $40 to do your weekly shopping, leaving you the maximum amount of time for refugee advocating and avocado congee.

  173. Habib

    Regarding the recent vote in Ireland to legalise abortion, there are already articles in the media suggesting families open empty rooms to Syrian refugees and migrants.

    A damn fine idea. while no fan of legislation, an exception is warranted in this case, with all members and supporters of organisations such as the Reffo Action Collective to have to accommodate to capacity assorted detritus from the MEAO, the Horn of Africa and every other flyblown shithole that produces hordes of these atavistic malcontents. Ian Rintoul and Julian Burnside should be able to fit in a few dozen for starters. And they also get all bills as well.

  174. stackja

    Seattle killer Cetin convenient suicide.

  175. Death Giraffe

    And really, if you are a member of the ultra rich mega elite, why the hell would you want strangers to have babies?
    When they could abort them, grow them in an industrial tank of nutrients, thereby supplying you with an inexhaustible future supply of young taut bodies to hollow out and wear Grigory style?

  176. H B Bear

    Good to see noted media adulterer Garry Lyon back in the Channel Stokes footy commentary box. Of course, no-one embraces the Christian spirit of forgiveness like the sports media where 18 months of gardening leave absolves all sins. Lyons will join convicted girlfriend beater The Duck and we all just carry on.

  177. Habib

    Servants don’t grow on trees, a certain number of peasants are necessary. And where’s the cannon fodder coming from to defend your assets?

  178. Oh come on

    Donald Trump ‘singled out a ‘young socialite’ at his Mar-a-Lago club and told reporter ‘there is nothing in the world like first-rate p**sy” in interview with defunct golf magazine years before infamous Access Hollywood tape

    He’s almost certainly said worse. Look – everybody knows this about Trump and he was elected anyway. The American left keeps wanting to re-run the 2016 election. They are whipping themselves into a huge ball of insanity in doing so. They are well down the path of completely losing touch with the bread-and-butter issues that voters ultimately care about. There’s a very high probability that they will nominate some nutty SJW candidate in 2020 who will campaign primarily on ‘Trump is racist, sexist, homophobe’, will go on to lose mightily as a consequence, and the entire progressive movement will not have the faintest idea why.

  179. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Outsiders today notified that there is a Melbourne demo being organized outside the British High Commision to protest the issue ‘that must not be spoken’. I can’t recall the details but it will be on line somewhere.

  180. See the word, ‘impossible’ there Monty? No?

    0/3 – 100%

    Trump said the source “doesn’t exist”. Nice attempt at shifting the goalposts Snoop, but no dice.

    What happened is that Trump is throwing one of his spokespeople under the bus, probably Conway as he’s done it to her before multiple times before. You can’t trust anything that any of them say, everyone lies in public in that White House all the time. The only time they (sometimes) say the truth is when they are leaking.

    As for you cohenite, you should seek medical help for that shizen on the liver.

  181. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    There’s a very high probability that they will nominate some nutty SJW candidate in 2020 who will campaign primarily on ‘Trump is racist, sexist, homophobe’, will go on to lose mightily as a consequence, and the entire progressive movement will not have the faintest idea why.

    We can live in hope.

  182. Habib

    Who (besides the batshit-crazy socialist doltherd) gives a shit what Trump said or did before he ran for office? It’s more irrelevant than Bob Brown’s opinion.

  183. IT;
    Leave those poor little bloody giraffes alone!
    And FFS, who thought of the word Giraffe?
    It looks like the result of a casual throwing of the box of letters from a scrabble set into a fire, then running the melange through a thermomix, preparing it through an industrial slicer, then rearranging the bits.
    The really really tiny bits.
    By a madman.

  184. Eyrie

    Anyone for a “buy nothing British” campaign?

  185. Lady Nilk, Iron Bogan

    Servants don’t grow on trees, a certain number of peasants are necessary. And where’s the cannon fodder coming from to defend your assets?

    Nothing to stress about, Habib. Just import more or quote Mullah Krekar.

  186. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I have a huge problem with this.

    Me too. (not a hashtag one)

  187. Death Giraffe

    Habib
    #2721351, posted on May 27, 2018 at 3:04 pm
    Servants don’t grow on trees, a certain number of peasants are necessary. And where’s the cannon fodder coming from to defend your assets?

    ..
    Yes, but you want them as stupid as possible, without being complete, drooling idiots.
    The lower middle working class with skills is redundant.
    They are too stupid to be interesting, and too bright to clean toilets.
    But their embryos are potential replacements for the bits of worn out party members.

  188. Gout still playing up.
    Three Oxycodone doing a bloody fabbo job on the pain, but.
    Winston makes note to self:
    Stop kicking the cat. If one must kick the cat, use unaffected foot.
    Note 2. Adding alcohol to mix may lead to experience of alternate realities.
    Experiment with Oxycodone, single malt and cat kicking.
    Make report to interested Catallaxians.

  189. Tintarella di Luna

    Kill the pricks now and their prickish behaviour will end, and hopefully set an example.

    Winston I’m with you all the way but it has to be a metaphorical killing – so where’s that ballot paper

  190. Death Giraffe

    IT;
    Leave those poor little bloody giraffes alone!

    ..
    Bzzzt.
    Wrong.
    Guess again.

  191. Lady Nilk, Iron Bogan

    @Lizzie, from the ALA facebook event:

    Stand With Us! Monday, 28 May 2018 at 12:30pm at the British Consulate-General, 90 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000.

    UK activist-journalist Tommy Robinson was arrested yesterday (25 May) while reporting from outside a courthouse in Leeds, where accused members of a Muslim grooming gang where to be sentenced.

    Reporting from outside courts is what journalists do all over the world.

    The very same day he was arrested on a charge of ‘breaching the peace’, a British judge sent Tommy to jail for 13 months. By reporting from outside the courthouse, Tommy was allegedly in breach of the conditions of a suspended sentence for contempt of court – the spurious conviction for the same ‘crime’ of reporting about Muslim grooming gangs from outside a court a year earlier. British authorities have now put a gag order on the media.

    The UK British government has shown utter disregard for thousands of victims of these gangs of rapists, mainly young British girls as young as 12 years. They are groomed, drugged, gang-raped and then prostituted.

    British politicians have allowed scores of Muslim rapists and criminals from Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Middle East and Africa to roam freely in the UK. Authorities covered up these horrendous crimes and threaten critics with draconian blasphemy aka ‘hate speech’ laws. As a last resort, authorities silence those who expose their dirty business and crimes against their own people.

    This is a serious warning to all civil-minded Australians.
    We see the same tendencies here and must stand against radical political correctness, corrupt career politicians and a judiciary bowing to Islamic blasphemy laws.

    Stand With Us! On Monday 28 May 2018 at 12:30pm at the British High Commission, 90 Collins Street, Melbourne.

  192. cohenite

    As for you cohenite, you should seek medical help for that shizen on the liver.

    Fuck you excrement, I get all the medical attention I need here at the Cat.

  193. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Who (besides the batshit-crazy socialist doltherd) gives a shit what Trump said or did before he ran for office? It’s more irrelevant than Bob Brown’s opinion.

    Just made me recall ‘fellow Earthians’. lol

    Imagine if Trump had said that, or anything similar.

  194. Stimpson J. Cat

    Think about that- Ireland lost not the careful hard workers, but the chancers. Those left are the cream of the crop.

    The important fact that everyone forgets about Ireland is this:
    Even Muslim terrorists are mainly smart enough to try to bomb non-Muslims.
    But only the Irish are stupid enough to kneecap and bomb other Christians and Irish.

  195. Snoopy

    Don’t be wilfully obtuse, Monty. No real person said what the NYT reported. NYT’s account was a complete fabrication, or as you might say, an alternative truth.

    0/4 = 100%

  196. Think about that- Ireland lost not the careful hard workers, but the chancers. Those left are the cream of the crop.

    I’ll dissent. Not to be contrarian, but in the interests of accuracy.
    Those who go bust on the land are usually the most progressive, the ones who stick their neck out, usually producing twice as much or more per acre than the super-conservatives on “hand-me-down” land.

    Ireland may have lost the best, and retained the least productive and least innovative.

    None of the above however can really be applied to the rural Ireland of the time, which had more in common which was more of a hangover of a feudal society than it was the beginning of a capitalist economy.

    See also “Highland Clearances”.

  197. Even Muslim terrorists are mainly smart enough to try to bomb non-Muslims.
    But only the Irish are stupid enough to kneecap and bomb other Christians and Irish.

    The Stimpmeister has raised a valid point:
    Logic has never been an Irish national trait.

  198. OneWorldGovernment

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  199. nemkat

    It was done and dusted in a few short hours, when for so long we’ve been conditioned to expect the Wheels of Justice to turn excruciatingly slowly.

    I have a huge problem with this. Some people appear not to.

    Not so.
    The issue is Wards of the State being abused in State run Care Homes. Iow, Goverment corruption of the vilest type.
    ”Tommy Robinson’s” issue is whether or not a Muslim is a ”Moderate Muslim”.
    ”Tommy’s” got no probs with those ”Moderate Muslims”, he wants us all to be mates.
    Now, ”Tommy”, who goes under a heap of bodgie names, has given an Undertaking to a Court not to incite mayhem outside the Courts.
    He’s broken that Undertaking, so he’s in Contempt of Court, he’s been brought before a Judge, and sentenced.
    Try looking up the meaning of Undertaking. He’s got no one else to blame, although the bloke smells like an Agent Provocateur to me.

  200. Boambee John

    Winston at 1355

    What you experienced was a classic example of the arrogance of some Australians who, when given a HiVis shirt, become sociopaths with an attitude. You may remember me saying of the old soldier I met in my first job who, when I asked him where the Nazis and Gestapo came from, told me that they were always there. Just that the circumstances for them to be empowered hadn’t yet risen.

    The next stage is currently being played out in (formerly Great) Britain.

  201. Snoopy

    Even Muslim terrorists are mainly smart enough to try to bomb non-Muslims.

    But if no non-Muslims are available they make do.

  202. Stimpson J. Cat

    Sociopaths are incapable of happiness, sadness, joy or desolation.

    This is absolutely untrue.

    Also Nickelback are highly underrated, and I have their albums.

    I didn’t pay for them however, but still.

    😁

  203. JC

    zyconoclast
    #2721323, posted on May 27, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    This allegedly from 2000

    Donald Trump ‘singled out a ‘young socialite’ at his Mar-a-Lago club and told reporter ‘there is nothing in the world like first-rate p**sy” in interview with defunct golf magazine years before infamous Access Hollywood tape

    He’s right of course. He’s always right.

    Trump is God.

  204. Makka

    So the little Phat Phuc is quickly on his knees begging, put there by China – courtesy of Trump. Stupid leftards still haven’t twigged this is a twofer; Trump is bringing both China and NK to heel at the same time.

    And here we have mUnty showing us yet again how stupid he is ,releasing more of his dead squirrels. “But, but Trump said…..” Doorknobs have higher IQ’s.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reaffirmed his commitment to “complete” denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula and to a planned meeting with United States President Donald Trump, South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said.

  205. DrBeauGan

    Tintarella di Luna
    #2721363, posted on May 27, 2018 at 3:13 pm
    Kill the pricks now and their prickish behaviour will end, and hopefully set an example.

    Winston I’m with you all the way but it has to be a metaphorical killing – so where’s that ballot paper

    I dislike violence, Tinta, but as Habib has pointed out, the key problem is the sheer stupidity and moral feebleness of our rulers. The ballot box only works when we have someone honest and competent to vote for, and nobody who is honest and competent wants to go into politics. Look at the company you’d have to keep.

    I really don’t like it, but we are slowly being driven to the situation where force is the only option. It isn’t my choice, but the other choices are being removed from us.

  206. Tom

    Don’t be wilfully obtuse, Monty. No real person said what the NYT reported. NYT’s account was a complete fabrication, or as you might say, an alternative truth.

    0/4 = 100%

    Any journalist or “news” organisation that publishes what it — because of an ideological agenda — would like to have heard in a government briefing instead of what it actually heard can NEVER be trusted to report news accurately or in the public interest.

    Unless it radically reforms its operating systems and purges itself of ideologically blinkered activists posing as journalists, the New York Times has no long-term future as a credible news source.

  207. Death Giraffe

    I really don’t like it, but we are slowly being driven to the situation where force is the only option. It isn’t my choice, but the other choices are being removed from us.

    ..
    You don’t have to stay in Sodom.

  208. nemkat

    Further to comments about the mad Sradia building:
    Either Nation Review or the National Times had an article about an explosion of stadium building in the years leading to the 1973 Coup in Chile.
    After the Coup, the stadiums came in handy for holding political suspects.
    They were kept out on the playing surface, watched by blokes with machine guns.
    Suspects required for, erm, questioning were extracted from the mass by teams of goons, then led out the exits.
    Not saying it was a deliberate policy to have a huge excess of stadiums, but it sure came in handy for the winners.

  209. JC

    I don’t think that’s true, Doc.

    I think we’re in a cycle where for the present time, the left have control of important institutions. This should eventually correct itself.

    That’s not to discount we have a very real problem, brought about by the fact that very close to 50% of the population net, net draws from government coffers. This allows the left to get on with their insidious policies.

  210. Infidel Tiger

    IT;
    Leave those poor little bloody giraffes alone!

    Ok. Now tell me what you are talking about?

  211. JC

    So the little Phat Phuc is quickly on his knees begging, put there by China – courtesy of Trump. Stupid leftards still haven’t twigged this is a twofer; Trump is bringing both China and NK to heel at the same time.

    Brought china to heel on what eggsactly?

  212. Stimpson J. Cat

    Stimpys Tweet Of The Day

    David Hogg
    David Hogg
    @davidhogg111
    Remeber a time when there wasn’t a school shooting every week? I don’t because I wasn’t alive.
    10:20 AM · May 27, 2018

  213. Boambee John

    m0nty at 1506

    See the word, ‘impossible’ there Monty? No?

    0/3 – 100%

    Trump said the source “doesn’t exist”. Nice attempt at shifting the goalposts Snoop, but no dice.

    What happened is that Trump is throwing one of his spokespeople under the bus

    Since we are into parsing the words, note that the source who said “impossible” doesn’t exist, as that word wasn’t used.

    You can’t trust anything that any of the media say, everyone of them lies in public all the time (to correct some of your words).

  214. Death Giraffe

    Ok. Now tell me what you are talking about?

    ..
    BG thinks I’m some loser moron who predicted Hiliary would win, Brexit vote would lose, and that the stupid Liberals wouldn’t ride Malcolm all the way down in flames.
    Tell him I’m not you.

  215. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    well that go through

  216. Boambee John

    Snoopy at 1516

    SNAP!

  217. DrBeauGan

    Death Giraffe
    #2721383, posted on May 27, 2018 at 3:38 pm
    I really don’t like it, but we are slowly being driven to the situation where force is the only option. It isn’t my choice, but the other choices are being removed from us.

    ..
    You don’t have to stay in Sodom.

    No, which was a major reason for exploring Sri Lanka last winter, Death.

    Along with escaping Perth winter.

  218. Boambee John

    PS

    Don’t be wilfully obtuse, Monty.

    m0nty isn’t wilfully obtuse, m0nty is as thick as two short planks.

  219. JC

    I’ll dissent. Not to be contrarian, but in the interests of accuracy.
    Those who go bust on the land are usually the most progressive, the ones who stick their neck out, usually producing twice as much or more per acre than the super-conservatives on “hand-me-down” land.

    Ireland may have lost the best, and retained the least productive and least innovative.

    None of the above however can really be applied to the rural Ireland of the time, which had more in common which was more of a hangover of a feudal society than it was the beginning of a capitalist economy.

    See also “Highland Clearances”.

    I don’t buy the case, with the exception of European J3ws, the best always left. The best would also be at the top of the pile in their native country. Obviously, it doesn’t to every person and we’re talking about the drift of large population numbers. However, I believe “the best” stayed home and had no reason to leave.

  220. Infidel Tiger

    Along with escaping Perth winter.

    Yes, the brutal Perth winter of 23 during the day and 10 at night is only for us hardy types.

  221. Stimpson J. Cat

    Media Be F$cked Now Kids Elon And Stan Be On The Case

    stan [email protected]
    I agree with @elonmusk that the media should be held accountable to tell the truth. Many reporters are honost but Fake news outlets like Hollywood Reporter should not be spreading lies. Go Elon!

  222. Isumbras

    Pickles,
    Your enjoyment of Barry Humphries on Friday night gives me a very tenuous opening to relay an anecdote a good friend told me a week or two ago; Good mate of his (have never met him, so grain of salt) is flying first class Sydney-London. His business has just started doing really well, he’s in a new habitat. Only one other passenger in 1st on this flight, Barry Humphries. Barry a top bloke, shooting the breeze, quite a few rounds of drinks etc in which Bazza inevitably learns it is this fellows first Sydney, London trip up at the pointy end … after dinner, a nightcap is proposed and Barry informs his new ‘mate’ all confidential like that he has done this flight at least 20 times and though he is getting off at Singapore this time, the way to do the trip in style is to have a shower, change into the supplied silk pjs, and when they come in tell the staff to transfer all your cabin luggage to the connecting aircraft and just relax until they come and collect your person pharaoh-like for transfer to new throne. The Reality: fellow awoken from a pleasant slumber by frantic airline staff and hustled – from aircraft A to aircraft B (I assume/hope in a golf buggy) through airport terminal in Silk Pyjamas. I believe he took it as quite an honour to be ‘set up nicely’ by Barry Humphries.

  223. Stimpson J. Cat

    Brought china to heel on what eggsactly?

    All Commies are actually Ching Chongs except for Russkies who are OG(Original Gangsta) Commies.

  224. JC

    Yes, the brutal Perth winter of 23 during the day and 10 at night is only for us hardy types.

    I experienced at first the theory that smart people came from cold climes in terms of evolutionary natural selection. FMD, if you were around 200 years ago living through North American winters, you had better provisioned everything needed for the winter months or you’d be fucking dead.

    I’ve sometimes wondered what it’s like to be hungry for several days as there’s no food and no prospects. Also how the fuck did people live without Uber Eats as a last resort, when say you’ve come home from a long overseas trip and there’s no food in the house and it’s late. It must have been unimaginable hardship.

  225. DrBeauGan

    JC
    #2721385, posted on May 27, 2018 at 3:39 pm
    I don’t think that’s true, Doc.

    I think we’re in a cycle where for the present time, the left have control of important institutions. This should eventually correct itself.

    That’s not to discount we have a very real problem, brought about by the fact that very close to 50% of the population net, net draws from government coffers. This allows the left to get on with their insidious policies.

    I hope you are right, JC, but I can’t see much sign of the pendulum turning in Oz or the UK, and although Trump is doing a good job of representing competence and honesty in the US, he’s got an awful lot of opposition. Which isn’t showing any signs of going away.

    I think it’s a big thing, not just a swing to the classical left. It looks much more like the fall of the Roman Empire to me. Gibbon blamed Christianity as one cause, and we are currently seeing a new religion rising here. And a far more destructive one than Christianity was.

    I don’t expect blood shed anytime soon, but I don’t see things getting better, either.

  226. JC

    I hope I’m right too, Doc.

  227. Death Giraffe

    The missus was just explaining to me how the major supermarkets are looking for ways to cater to the phenonemon of people paying online for others to do their weekly grocery shopping.
    You can pay $40 for someone to go to the supermarket for you.
    Which makes me wonder.
    What are people actually doing for jobs now?
    All the shit is made in China or Bangladesh. Everything is automated. The supply chain must need fuck all actual people.
    The country doesn’t make a single thing. Everywhere you go it’s self serve. Surely most of the programming is either already done or done by Indians.
    What the hell is everyone doing at work?
    What the fuck do all these people do all day?

  228. DrBeauGan

    Infidel Tiger
    #2721402, posted on May 27, 2018 at 3:52 pm
    Along with escaping Perth winter.

    Yes, the brutal Perth winter of 23 during the day and 10 at night is only for us hardy types.

    I guess it depends how early you get up in the morning, IT, but it’s been down to 5° on my morning trot around the block. And the rain! And the louring clouds! OK, you’re tougher than me, I admit it.

  229. Bushkid

    C.L.
    #2721244, posted on May 27, 2018 at 12:40 pm
    Homosexual Indian and Prime Minister of Ireland Leo Varadkar says abortion vote …

    … showed the electorate’s concern “for the next generation”.

    Yes, he really said that.

    Wow, just effing wow! There really should be an IQ test before any individual can stand for any public office. It’s remarkably difficult to “show concern” for the next generation when you make if difficult for there to actually be a next generation.

  230. H B Bear

    What the hell is everyone doing at work?
    What the fuck do all these people do all day?

    The Weekend Australian had the answer last week. They all have bullshit jobs.

  231. JC;

    This should eventually correct itself.

    I don’t see any mechanism that would do that, JC.

  232. Eyrie

    “What the fuck do all these people do all day?”
    They invent ways to get in the way of the rest of us and prevent us from doing the things we would like to do.

  233. Stimpson J. Cat

    You can pay $40 for someone to go to the supermarket for you.

    Stimpys Online Doomsday Prepping and Weekly Grocery Service is absolutely booming at the moment, can I just say.

  234. Death Giraffe

    I can’t get behind that paywall.
    Steal the article and post it here please.

  235. OK, Dead Giraffe isn’t IT.
    Is it Stimpy?
    No! It’s Anne! Who said she was dead?

  236. herodotus

    As FTA TV continues to edge towards becoming porn channels to maintain ratings, the new 9 show Love Island (full of young people making out) will be compered by the in-compere-able Sophie Monk. Here’s a quote from the Daily Telegraph piece:

    It’s hosted by Sophie Monk who’s a rolled-gold legend though she admits she’ll have to wing it because she can’t read scripts. “I can’t read a teleprompter,” she says. “I’m lucky I don’t have to do it, ‘cos I can’t. They have to write things out for me alphanetically (sic) … is that how you say it?”

  237. Steve trickler

    This is 2018! Note the rhetoric.



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