Monday Forum: July 9, 2018

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  1. stackja

    Abortion is Leftists solution to many Leftist created problems.

  2. C.L.

    You seem confused, Rae.

  3. Infidel Tiger

    Guy Pearce, one good movie ever.
    Momento.
    That’s it.

    LA confidential.

  4. Makka

    It says a lot about the air heads in California that they can vote in this zombie Pelosi. She sounds like she is always on the verge of passing out.

  5. testpattern

    Will Mark Latham go with PHON or LDP?

    Hmmm LDP ML [Marxist Leninist] has such a comforting Stalinist tone to it.

    As we say in Port Irony, capital of the Pillllbara, if you lie down with angry white quolls don’t be surprised if you wake up with a big fat canetoad sausage up your clacker!

  6. Makka

    I see the gin jockey has returned.

  7. feelthebern

    Brett Kavanaugh belonged to a Fraternity at Yale that had amongst its proud history had slaves & at times didn’t allow the tribes of David or Catholics as members.
    Surely allowing his confirmation would be an endorsement of his Yale Frat?

  8. calli

    I find it bizarre that the biggest worry from the loudest of mouths in the whole SCOTUS saga is the possibility that women won’t be able to kill their babies.

    This is where we are as a civilisation.

  9. Leigh Lowe

    Pelosi: I think some of it is a little bit on the sexist side — although I wouldn’t normally say that. Except it’s like, really? Has anyone asked whatshisname, the one who’s the head of the Senate?

    Classic “shut-up” answer, but no-one in the MSM ever responds with the obvious “But what if you were replaced with another [woman/black/etc etc]?”
    The biggest assets for the Republicans in the mid-terms will be …
    (1) Nancy Pelosi;
    (2) Maxine Waters;
    (3) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    The rush to fall in behind Ocasio-Cortez on issues like ICE, open borders and socialising everything is amazing. Sure, she won a primary in a hard left area of NYC, but good luck winning seats in fly-over country, where every state elects senators two-by-two, irrespective of population.
    Self destruction assured.

  10. feelthebern

    This is where we are as a civilisation.

    That & Thermomixes.

  11. EvilElvis

    don’t be surprised if you wake up with a big fat canetoad sausage up your clacker!

    The voice of experience.

  12. feelthebern

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    A lot of people rushing to go all in on this one will be sorely disapointed.

  13. JC

    So Trump has chosen a judge, but Artiste is very hard to please, so I see. Again! No one can do a thing right for Artiste.

  14. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #2759683, posted on July 10, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Guy Pearce, one good movie ever.
    Momento.
    That’s it.

    LA confidential.

    Pearce had an edgy, gaunt, hunted look about him in that movie.
    Probably not least because Kevin Spacey was trying to roger him in his trailer at every opportunity.

  15. Mother Lode

    Pelosi should retire to rehab.
    She’s never gotten over her crack addiction.

    Just thinking of that ‘Picture of Dorian Gray’ story, I expect somewhere in the attic of her house there is a painting of a near seraphic Pelosi.

    It is also intelligent.

    And can remember what it is saying.

  16. calli

    Guy Pearce, one good movie ever.
    Momento.
    That’s it.

    Plus LA Confidential. He also buckled a lot of swash in The Count of Monte Christo – OTT and evilllll!

  17. Leigh Lowe

    A lot of people rushing to go all in on this one will be sorely disapointed.

    I know.
    The equivalent here is if a green nut got elected by hippies in an inner Melbourne seat and we go all out to adopt their crazy energy policies for the rest of the country …
    Oh … no wait … we did that.

  18. egg_

    Rae and testpattern together. We just need nemkunt for the trifecta.

    Testes seems a bit rusty.

  19. Confused Old Misfit

    I find it bizarre that the biggest worry from the loudest of mouths in the whole SCOTUS saga is the possibility that women won’t be able to kill their babies.

    This is where we are as a civilisation.

    A chilling indictment of feminism.

  20. calli

    Oh, LL, I heard about Pearce and his Spacey avoidance. At 27, he should have decked him. Or got Rusty to peg a phone at him.

  21. JC

    Do porn sites make any money? Drudge linked to a ranking for the top websites in the US and three of the top ten are porn.

    https://www.similarweb.com/top-websites/united-states

  22. stackja

    COM – do feminists have babies?

  23. Rae

    You seem confused, Rae.

    Never confused, C.L. Often amused. You seem bemused.

  24. Chris

    testpattern, welcome back! Planning on wasting your intellect on trolling, or going for better this time?

  25. jupes

    They’ve completely redefined the word ‘progressive’ and now have the term ‘survivor’ in their sights.

    It irks me too.

    You don’t “survive” sexual abuse or harassment. You “survive” attempted murder or other potentially fatal incidents.

  26. zyconoclast

    South Africa ex-President Jacob Zuma’s son charged with corruption

    Duduzane Zuma is alleged to have been part of attempts to bribe a former deputy finance minister to agree to a top role in government.

    The allegation is related to the activities of the controversial Gupta family who are accused of exerting undue influence over President Zuma.

    All parties deny any wrongdoing.

    Duduzane Zuma, 34, lives in Dubai, and was back in the country to attend his brother’s funeral.

    He is expected back in court on Thursday to face charges of culpable homicide over a crash on a major South African highway in 2014 in which two people were killed.

  27. Boambee John

    Makka
    #2759686, posted on July 10, 2018 at 4:07 pm
    I see the gin jockey has returned.

    But not improved!

  28. Baldrick

    How very ABC BBC –

    Panorama 🌐 ✔ @BBCPanorama
    In the week that President Trump visits the UK, BBC Panorama investigates the seriousness of the sexual misconduct allegations against him.
    We speak to the women who have come forward and reveal new stories about the President’s alleged behaviour.
    Monday, 8.30pm, BBC One
    Trump: Is the President a Sex Pest?

  29. As we say in Port Irony, capital of the Pillllbara,

    Box a beer and the lady in the boat

  30. zyconoclast

    Foreign Belly Dancers? Egyptians Shake Their Heads (and Hips)

    The arrest of a Russian belly dancer exposed simmering tensions in Cairo’s belly-dancing scene. Critics say foreigners are sullying an ancient art form. Many Egyptians love them.

    CAIRO — When undercover police officers in Egypt swooped on an upscale nightclub on the Nile last spring and arrested a Russian belly dancer, the focus of their investigation was her costume — and what, if anything, lay beneath it.

    Was the dancer known as Johara, whose sizzling video had become an overnight sensation, wearing the right “shorts,” as modesty-protecting undergarments are officially called? Were they the right size? The appropriate color? Or was she, as some feared, wearing no shorts at all?

    Johara, whose real name is Ekaterina Andreeva, 30, insisted on her innocence, but still the police marched her off to jail, where others argued over her fate.

    Russian diplomats paid a visit. Her manager and her husband back in Moscow pressed her case. In her dingy cell, Ms. Andreeva gave an impromptu performance for a dozen fellow prisoners, mostly prostitutes and drug dealers.

  31. Rae

    Testes seems a bit rusty.

    You need to listen to what he says. And try to ignore the empty headed stutterings from the Twitter roach with the failed 4 way brain by-pass.

  32. egg_

    As we say in Port Irony, capital of the Pillllbara,

    Is Pestes an ancestor of the Batavia, by any chance?

  33. zyconoclast

    BBC Helps ‘Black Studies’ Prof Claim the West is ‘Built on Racism’ and Call for Black ‘Revolution’ Unchallenged

    Kehinde Andrews, who was appointed Britain’s first ever professor of ‘black studies’ at the publicly-funded Birmingham City University, was invited to the publicly-funded broadcaster’s flagship news programme to speak to Emily Maitlis about his new book, Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century.

  34. Confused Old Misfit

    stackja
    #2759703, posted on July 10, 2018 at 4:23 pm
    COM – do feminists have babies?

    One can only hope not.

  35. egg_

    Rae and Pestes should go on a cruise together, sharing a cabin.
    Hand sanitiser a must.

  36. Roger

    I find it bizarre that the biggest worry from the loudest of mouths in the whole SCOTUS saga is the possibility that women won’t be able to kill their babies.

    This is where we are as a civilisation.

    You use the term ‘civilisation’ generously, calli.

    The barbarians have been within the gates for some time now.

    The civilised are relegated to tending their country estates.

  37. Boambee John

    Monday, 8.30pm, BBC One
    Trump: Is the President a Sex Pest?

    And from the archives (NOT):

    Bill: The President is a Sex Pest.

  38. zyconoclast

    Seeing double: Serbia twins study probes whether IQ is innate

    The study showed that cognitive capacity is “largely determined by certain genetic factors, which are hereditary, while success in school is mostly determined not only by genetic factors but also by social and environmental factors,” said psychologist Snezana Smederavac.

  39. jupes

    Plus LA Confidential.

    Superb movie. In the top ten of all time.

  40. Bruce of Newcastle

    Trump: Is the President a Sex Pest?

    Energizer.
    Crazed sex poodle.
    Oops, neither of those is Trump.

  41. Baldrick

    I think it’d be a shorter list of those who haven’t:

    Law & Crime ✔ @lawcrimenews
    President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh allegedly called Hillary Clinton the b-word #SCOTUS

  42. Fisky

    Great piece in The Atlantic on how workers are vastly more empowered thanks to Trump’s tight labour market (caused by immigration restriction). Terrific opportunities even for ex-cons. The Koch brothers must be furious!

  43. Makka

    The Koch brothers must be furious!

    Workers sharing in the booty? JC is livid.

  44. Fisky

    So long as the GOP can resist the temptation to listen to libertarians, they will dramatically improve their share of the minority vote.

  45. Roger

    Great piece in The Atlantic on how workers are vastly more empowered thanks to Trump’s tight labour market (caused by immigration restriction).

    Meanwhile, in Oz, wages are stagnant and unemployment is up, as is the cost of living.

  46. Leigh Lowe

    Law & Crime @lawcrimenews
    President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh allegedly called Hillary Clinton the b-word #SCOTUS

    The man seems to have an acutely accurate sense of judgement.

  47. Tintarella di Luna

    President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh allegedly called Hillary Clinton the b-word #SCOTUS

    That would be bugiarda I didn’t Brett Kavanaugh spoke Italian

  48. Tintarella di Luna

    I didn’t know —

  49. John of Mel

    It seems like it’s a good time to look for a job in the US.
    Surely it’s better than Hungary or Japan, recently discussed here.

  50. Tintarella di Luna

    Bill: The President is a Sex Pest.

    Statement not a question

  51. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    ‘Curious’ Chinese teenager gets USB stuck up penis
    Staff writerPerthNow
    July 10, 2018 12:54PM

    A 13-YEAR-OLD boy got a cable stuck up his penis.

    The “curious” teenager has had to have surgery after he stuck a USB cable up 20cm up his urethra and it knotted in his bladder.

    He was taken to a local hospital in the county of Linkou in China’s north-eastern Heilongjiang province, where medics tried and failed to remove the cable with lubrication, leaving the boy in intense pain.

    When this did not work, the unnamed boy was sent to the Harbin Children’s Hospital, where he was operated on by resident urologist, Doctor Xu Liyan.

    The teenager was discharged from hospital last Tuesday, two weeks after his surgery.

  52. Oh come on

    Drudge warns:

    Sacha [Baron-Cohen] has finked Cheney, Palin, Howard Dean, Alberto Gonzales, Bernie, Trent Lott, Patraeus, Ted Koppel, and more… BEWARE!”

    Seriously? Those names are the teasers? Like Michael Moore, Borat is still at war with GWB.

  53. Tintarella di Luna

    Facebook hit by Australian compensation case for data theft

    BEN BUTLER
    Business ReporterMelbourne

    Litigation funder IMF Bentham says it has lodged a compensation case against Facebook on behalf of up to 300,000 Australian users whose private information was allegedly filched by notorious political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

    IMF said it and law firm Johnson Winter Slattery had filed a complaint with privacy watchdog the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner alleging breaches of the Privacy Act.

    In 2013, Facebook app “This is my Digital Life” harvested the personal information of people who took the digital quiz and their friends – up to 87 million users of the social media platform.

    The personal information of about 50 million people, including more than 300,000 Australians, was then made available to Cambridge Analytica, which is currently at the centre of a political storm in the UK over its role working for the leave campaign in 2016’s Brexit referendum.

    Cambridge Analytica then allegedly used the data, which included political views, religious beliefs and “likes”, to build a tool that predicted personalities and for targeted advertising campaigns.

    IMF Bentham said it appeared Facebook learned of the breach in late 2015, but failed to tell users about it until this year.

    It said that if the oaic complaint against Facebook failed to produce compensation for victims it might also launch a class action through the courts.

    The OAIC has already launched a separate investigation into the Cambridge Analytica breach.

    Facebook has been contacted for comment.

  54. Oh come on

    Bernie Sanders is the only one who’s vaguely relevant.

  55. JC

    Makka
    #2759727, posted on July 10, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    The Koch brothers must be furious!

    Workers sharing in the booty? JC is livid.

    Bill, why would I be upset/livid if workers receive a non-legislated pay rise? Why is it my business if you earn 10 cents an hours or $10 million? STFU and stop the fake news. You’re as bad as Johanna with general dishonesty.

  56. egg_

    Is Pestes a descendent of the Batavia…

  57. Bruce in WA

    Bernie Sanders is the only one who’s vaguely relevant.

    Yeah, with an emphasis on “vague”.

  58. egg_

    Boris to challenge May for the leadership over Brexit c/- Aunty.

  59. Myrddin Seren

    Winner of comment-of-the-day at David Thompson’s

    The difference between leftwing ‘activism’ and the zombie apocalypse gets smaller by the day.

  60. Makka

    JC good to see you appear to have walked back on your globalist policy of keeping workers wages low. Now, if only you could get over your “free movement of people cross borders” shyte you would achieve the transformation into a decent person.

  61. Rae

    What a trout-faced creature Where’s the hook

    I say, Old Trout

    [Kid stuff]

  62. Oh come on

    So Sacha Baron Cohen has allegedly been busy this past year ‘punking’ a bunch of Bush-era figures everyone has forgotten about.Great work – that Borat formula is clearly evergreen. Oh and he’s teasing some kind of expose of Trump University.

    Seriously? That’s it? A year’s work and all he has is some footage of Dick Cheney autographing a waterboarding kit, plus a few other non-entities doing who cares? Oh and maybe he’s ensnared a few people associated with Trump University. Because it’s not as though the MSM was crawling up that butthole throughout 2016 and it turned out nobody cared, is it? Oh you mean that is what happened? Some mistake, surely.

    This movie sounds like it’s going to be a real hum-dinger.

  63. egg_

    Van Wrongselen on Teh Dumb: 3x murders of Australian women over the weekend by men.

    What of the woman who recently burnt her granny flat tenant to death via arson?
    Or the Housing Commission female tenant who got her two male mates to murder her female friend?

    How’s that National Poisons Register coming along, Dot?

  64. feelthebern

    Van Wrongselen

    Does he have a take on SCOTUS?

  65. egg_

    Teh Dumb:
    DV, DV, DV…

  66. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Here is a really interesting blog by a young woman who seems to be a genuine cave diver. She is pointing out the horrendous difficulties of the undertaking; worth a look.

  67. areff

    Law & Crime ✔ @lawcrimenews
    President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh allegedly called Hillary Clinton the b-word #SCOTUS

    Only “bitch”. He must be a moderate.

  68. zyconoclast

    What electric car should I buy?
    Bryce is trying to pin down the right electric car for his needs

    The dilemma

    Bryce has a 2011 Nissan Leaf and 1995 Renault Laguna but wants to ditch both and move to purely EV motoring. A minimum 300km driving range is a must and DC fast-charging capacity would be even better, as would some level of towing ability. Renault’s Zoe, Hyundai’s Kona Electric and Tesla’s Model 3 are on his shortlist, or should he just blow it all on a Jaguar I-Pace?

    The budget

    About $50,000, though he could stretch to the Jag.

    Bryce is an @rse-clown

    The Jag I-pace starts at $120k and why do you want tow anything with an electric vehicle.

  69. Roger

    What of the woman who recently burnt her granny flat tenant to death via arson? Or the Housing Commission female tenant who got her two male mates to murder her female friend?

    Inconvenient facts may be omitted for ease of storytelling.

  70. JC

    Makka

    Interesting aside. In your earlier life as Bill the Butcher (William Poole) you passed away from a gunshot wound to the leg in your own home. The address was Christopher Street, NYC. Stonewall, the first gay fightback against the cops was also on Christopher street.

  71. Oh come on

    The vast majority of people 40 and under will see the footage of Cheney autographing a waterboarding kit and wonder who that man is.

    Fixed that before posting.

  72. Fisk

    You need to differentiate between the wage share of GDP and wage rates. One is a function of the other, but they’re not the same.

    It would be wiser to credit Trump’s general economic policy in economically assisting minorities more than stopping illegal immigration. What is the illegal immigration impact say in Boise or Chicago? Probably not the same as Phoenix or San Diego.

    There was a brief period for example when there was net emigration out of the US and back into Mexico (2012-2014 IIRC). How did minorities fare during this period? Not well. The trend started back in 2009. This was off the back of the GFC and continuing economic vandalism by Obama.

    If all it takes is to stop immigration for a year and a bit, then millions of undocumented workers living in America do not exist.

    America would be better off simply getting rid of the minimum wage. It would remove below market opportunities for illegals and help black communities anyway. It would disincentivise illegal immigration in the first instance.

    If you want high wages, you tackle inflation and allow business reinvestment to grow through responsible fiscal policy and removing unnecessary regulation and damaging taxes.

  73. Roger

    …why do you want tow anything with an electric vehicle.

    Diesel generator on a trailer for longer jaunts, just in case?

  74. egg_

    feelthebern
    #2759750, posted on July 10, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Female only panel – wymminses isssues.
    DV and the World Cup now on.

  75. egg_

    DV and the World Cup

    Some retards are attracted to these abusers.

  76. feelthebern

    My barber (of Croatian heritage) was quite chipper today.

  77. Bruce of Newcastle

    Trump: Take a DNA test and I’ll give you $1 million.
    Lizzie Warren: You are bullying all women in America, waaah!!

    Elizabeth Warren on DNA Test: Trump Is ‘Trying to Bully Women All Across this Country’

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) told reporters at a forum in Massachusetts on Sunday that President Donald Trump questioning her Native American heritage and offering to donate $1 million to her favorite charity if she takes a DNA test amounts to bullying her and other women to keep them from speaking out.

    ‘I will give you a million dollars to your favorite charity, paid for by Trump, if you take the test and it shows you’re an Indian,” the president said at a rally in Montana on Thursday.

    Maybe he should offer $10 million.

  78. Oh come on

    Poor Old Fauxcahontas isn’t really hip to the hop of the intersectional pejoratives. Like that time she said Trump “slut-shamed” Sen Kirsten Gillibrand. What are you implying there, Grandma Wigwam?

  79. What electric car should I buy?

    You shouldn’t, you should retire to the library with a snifter of bandy and a .38 revolver.

  80. nemkat

    cohenite
    #2759287

    nemkat
    #2759229
    Lauren Southern wants to incite our peace lovin Moslems.

    Both of them?

    Muslims and peace is an oxymoron.

    What a pleasure it would be to have a conservative gal here; I mean the last conservative we had here was Milo.

    Please note:
    Deep throating Mississippi Black snake is not a conservative value.

  81. zyconoclast

    First Ever Human Trial Finds Magic Mushrooms Beat Severe Depression

    From The Lancet
    Findings
    Psilocybin’s acute psychedelic effects typically became detectable 30–60 min after dosing, peaked 2–3 h
    after dosing, and subsided to negligible levels at least 6 h after dosing. Mean self-rated intensity (on a 0–1 scale) was 0·51 (SD 0·36) for the low-dose session and 0·75 (SD 0·27) for the high-dose session. Psilocybin was well tolerated by all of the patients, and no serious or unexpected adverse events occurred. The adverse reactions we noted were transient anxiety during drug onset (all patients), transient confusion or thought disorder (nine patients), mild and transient nausea (four patients), and transient headache (four patients). Relative to baseline, depressive symptoms were markedly reduced 1 week (mean QIDS difference –11·8, 95% CI –9·15 to –14·35, p=0·002, Hedges’ g=3·1) and 3 months (–9·2, 95% CI –5·69 to –12·71, p=0·003, Hedges’ g=2) after high-dose treatment. Marked and sustained improvements in anxiety and anhedonia were also noted.

  82. JC

    What electric car should I buy?

    I just bought a Telsa and really like it.

  83. Leigh Lowe

    She might be 1/256th native American.

    Bzzzt.
    Her preferred tribe is not of the Australian Aboriginal ilk (“one drop of blood and self-identification will do”).
    They insist on significant Indian heritage.
    She is more likely to be able to claim Indian heritage via Mahatma Gandhi.

  84. Oh come on

    That is pretty funny. Oh my budget’s $50k but I guess I could stretch it to almost triple that after on-roads are included.

    Typical EV-driving wanker.

  85. Oh come on

    JC!!! You didn’t. Did you? What model?

  86. egg_

    I just bought a Telsa

    Did you get a good trade for the Beemer?

  87. JC

    No, just kidding, OCO. I was trying to get a nibble from the usual suspects. But I had better correct the bullshit pretty quickly.

  88. Oh come on

    Wasn’t it you saying how the Krauts are going to cut Tesla’s lunch in a couple of years?

  89. Oh come on

    There is no such thing as a good trade in.

  90. JC

    Did you get a good trade for the Beemer?

    Dude, I wanted to trade in a wagon for a new one. I think I have a 2011 or 2012 model and was quoted 10K for the trade in. It’s done 90K. I’m not doing it. Fuck’em. 10K is basically zero.

  91. thefrolickingmole

    Pelosi should retire to rehab.
    She’s never gotten over her crack addiction.

    Huma was cheating on Hillary?

  92. egg_

    I wanted to trade in a wagon for a new one.

    A second hand VicPol Beemer EV might be a good buy.

  93. calli

    I think I have a 2011 or 2012 model and was quoted 10K for the trade in. It’s done 90K

    That’s what the Krauts offered me for my as-new Pissant. Which had lost value because of their shonky hi-jinks.

    Never buy Kraut. Ever.

  94. JC

    Oh come on
    #2759778, posted on July 10, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    Wasn’t it you saying how the Krauts are going to cut Tesla’s lunch in a couple of years?

    Looks that way, I reckon. The big names are all coming out with competitive models. Even Mini, which is BMW will be coming out with a all electric.

    Interesting stuff about Tesla. Every man and his dog is predicting demise, but the stock is holding in and the market cap is US$54 billion.

    Morningstar

    Tesla’s top institutional shareholders. Some reasonable names here.

    FMR, LLC 12.99
    Baillie Gifford and Company 8.56
    Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc 6.13
    Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) 3.40
    Morgan Stanley 2.60
    Bank of Montreal/Can/ 2.10
    BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. 1.87
    Jennison Associates LLC 1.85
    State Street Corporation 1.39
    Capital World Investors

    And the latest short position as a % of the float is 23%.

  95. Mak Siccar

    Hee hee hee!

    The Australian5:28PM July 10, 2018

    CAROLINE OVERINGTON
    Associate EditorSydney
    @overingtonc

    He’s a forty-seven year old man who wants to go to Mars, via Adelaide.

    He dates a dystopian cyber punk, who goes by the name Grimes.

    They debuted their relationship at the Met Gala, having bonded over Dune, a novel-cum-series that concerns the terraforming of a desert planet.

    So, come on, would you trust your sunken 14-year-old to him, and his fancy gadgets?

    Well no, and neither do the Thais.

    Elon Musk – a self-promoting, space-obsessed billionaire, in case you don’t know – arrived at the Thai cave rescue site yesterday, toting a silver bullet.

    Except it only looked like one.

    The “kid-size submarine” that Musk and his team had built in less than eight hours, ostensibly to help with the rescue of the Thai soccer players, was dismissed within minutes as being entirely useless.

    Cave rescue command chief Narongsak Osaththakorn put it politely, saying the device was “not suitable” for the mission.

    Elon appeared despondent. He’s been Tweeting about the rescue for days before deciding to go there in the early hours with a transparent, flexible oxygen tube he had nicknamed the Wild Boar.

    It was, said Musk, a “double-layer Kevlar pressure pod with Teflon coating to slip by rocks … do the divers think something like this might work?”

    Well, Musk is after all a man whose inventions have never made any money, and yet he is a billionaire, so who knows?

    Maybe he can turn straw into gold, and maybe we shouldn’t be such cynical sourpusses, pouring scorn on his honest effort to assist in the rescue.

    Except of course for this one inconvenient fact: the rescue was already well underway by the time Musk arrived, with seven of the twelve boys safely to the surface.

    Doesn’t that make the whole thing smell like a stunt?

    And if so, isn’t there something a little stinky about a man who uses the plight of trapped children to market his rockety devices?

    Welcome to the 21st century. Welcome to Elon-Gate.

    Undaunted, the doughty Musk, having taken up the rescuers precious time with his tube, Tweeted again, saying: “Just returned from Cave 3. Mini-sub is ready if needed. It is made of rocket parts … Leaving here in case it may be useful in the future. Thailand is so beautiful.”

    Twitter – yes, Twitter, no irony there – was appalled, with many users saying he was a narcissist.

    He said: “If I am a narcissist – which might be true – at least I am a useful one.”

    Yeah, but no. Here’s a Thai take-out for you Elon: go home. The Thais, the British, the Navy SEALS – they’ve got this

  96. Oh come on

    The 3-Series used to have pretty good resale. I spose SUVs are up there now. Depreciation on big prestige branded saloons has always been shocking. After five years you’re lucky to claw back 15-20% of what you paid for a 7-Series or S-Class when you bought it new.

  97. JC

    Talking about prestige models.. for the first time I saw a Mercedes sedan diesel on the road in Melbourne today. I had never seen one before. I wasn’t one of those small models either.

  98. H B Bear

    Musk will probably try and sell his 2nd hand submarine to the Mainland Tasmanians.

    They will probably buy it.

  99. calli

    I ❤️ my CX3. Sport, of course. The Japs get my business from now on. Two HiLux twinnies and two utes so far.

  100. Oh come on

    A second hand VicPol Beemer EV might be a good buy.

    Is this a joke?

  101. Baldrick

    The “kid-size submarine” that Musk and his team had built in less than eight hours, ostensibly to help with the rescue of the Thai soccer players, was dismissed within minutes as being entirely useless.

    Wow, who could have seen that coming?

  102. Geriatric Mayfly

    What a trout-faced creature Where’s the hook

    Have caught squillions of them and not one ever looked as repulsive as that. It looks more like a Puffer fish, given to bloat when annoyed and are highly toxic.

  103. Bruce of Newcastle

    Never buy Kraut. Ever.

    But, but, but…!!

    German discount grocery chain Aldi just took Qantas’ crown as Australia’s most trusted brand name

    I’m amazed that Qaintarse was the most trusted brand in Oz. Aldi must really have serious social cred to have beaten them. Just don’t buy their frozen veges.

    Woolies, Aldi and IGA recall frozen vegetables over deadly listeria fears

  104. calli

    Erk. They can’t harass the rescue team, so Seven is in the families’ living room.

    I bet the poor people were made an offer they couldn’t refuse.

  105. Leigh Lowe

    I just bought a Telsa and really like it.

    From what I have heard of their build standards it doesn’t surprise me that the badge was spelt that way.

  106. calli

    I make an exception for Aldi. And Miele.

    Nothing else, mind. 😄

  107. JC

    Bruce;

    Isn’t Aldi like the Jetstar of the supermarket business?

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  109. H B Bear

    German discount grocery chain Aldi just took Qantas’ crown as Australia’s most trusted brand name

    It’s the ersatz Jatz crackers.

  110. Leigh Lowe

    The “kid-size submarine” that Musk and his team had built in less than eight hours, ostensibly to help with the rescue of the Thai soccer players, was dismissed within minutes as being entirely useless.

    Wow, who could have seen that coming?

    Exactly.
    I read that one of the tight spots requires some contortions to get through.
    I was only half joking about the solid bodied sub getting wedged in a choke point.

  111. calli

    Who in their right mind buys frozen veggies? (Again, I make an exception for peas. Life is too short, even factoring in lysteria).

  112. Oh come on

    The “kid-size submarine” that Musk and his team had built in less than eight hours, ostensibly to help with the rescue of the Thai soccer players, was dismissed within minutes as being entirely useless.

    That’s pretty uncharitable. It’s impressive he can get something manufactured and on the ground that fast. A lot more impressive than a journalist writing a catty article after the fact.

  113. egg_

    A second hand VicPol Beemer EV might be a good buy.

    Trundling from Toorak to Collins St?
    He could probably recharge it on the virtue signalling bank’s coin?

  114. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Undaunted, the doughty Musk, having taken up the rescuers precious time with his tube, Tweeted again, saying: “Just returned from Cave 3. Mini-sub is ready if needed. It is made of rocket parts … Leaving here in case it may be useful in the future. Thailand is so beautiful.”

    Twitter – yes, Twitter, no irony there – was appalled, with many users saying he was a narcissist.

    He said: “If I am a narcissist – which might be true – at least I am a useful one.”

    Yeah, but no. Here’s a Thai take-out for you Elon: go home. The Thais, the British, the Navy SEALS – they’ve got this

    Musk has made a fortune inventing products that are inferior to what they replace.

    Electric Vehicles are without doubt the stupidest invention in human history and that includes the electric can opener my dad got mum in the 80’s.

  115. I see monty waltzed in pretending to lol. However, we all know that he is secretly aflame with anger.

  116. Leigh Lowe

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    #2759798, posted on July 10, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Latho vs Richo. Balmain Welding:

    Ha, ha.
    Richo never denied it … “it was a long time ago and youse can’t prove nuffink!”
    His defence of taking donations from Medich was … “I didn’t like the company Ron kept and I didn’t take money from him (but I did take some from his bruvver)”.

  117. egg_

    It’s the ersatz Jatz crackers.

    And the colostomy bag meals?

  118. Top Ender

    Ok all-knowing Cat!

    How many men in the Imperial Japanese Navy in mid-1945?

    Can’t find a good estimate anywhere.

  119. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    I just bought a Telsa and really like it.

    Inner city elitist scum.

    You’re freshly pressed Dolce & Gabbana jeans are going to look terrific when we put you against the wall.

  120. JC

    Artiste

    You promised me the Finance ministry in the post revolutionary government and now you’re threatening me with execution. Like wtf man?

  121. Leigh Lowe

    A second hand VicPol Beemer EV might be a good buy.

    Trundling from Toorak to Collins St?
    He could probably recharge it on the virtue signalling bank’s coin?

    I’d take it over a second-hand petrol Beemer previously owned by a trader (crashed at least once on the way to lunch).

  122. dopey

    PestTattern back from Moscow before the finals. Maybe a groin injury.

  123. Leigh Lowe

    You promised me the Finance ministry in the post revolutionary government and now you’re threatening me with execution. Like wtf man?

    Your support of Remain has done yourself in.
    I think he now rates you as equivalent to a Greek Treasurer.

  124. Death Giraffe

    You knobs with your luxury cars crack me up.
    Complaining about $10 000 for the trade in on your rip- off German Commodore knob mobiles.
    Knobs.
    And you are writing on an economics blog!
    Don’t you get the economics of selling cars?
    You are a car company.
    You produce basically the same product in the tens of millions.
    Most people are only willing to pay $25 000 for your cars. So you sell them to them at that price and make a profit.
    But you realise there are also some knob- faced knobs who would happily pay up to $100 000 or even more for basically the same thing.
    What to do? What to do? All that extra money going to waste.
    So you buy some old defunct luxury or sports car marques and put some cheap leather seats and stupid gadgets in there and voila! Knob profits! Also the stupid bastards just self- identified as easy marks for expensive service contracts, $1000 spares and trade in rip-offs.
    You dickheads.

  125. Dave in Marybrook

    Surely not Aldi?
    As the A.B.C. constantly reminds us, the A.B.C. is Australia’s Most Trusted Brand.

  126. Leigh Lowe

    So fucking glad that someone has finally called out the “elder statesman” Richo.
    B
    E
    N
    T
    .

  127. Oh come on

    I see monty waltzed in pretending to lol. However, we all know that he is secretly aflame with anger.

    It was tragic.

  128. calli

    (crashed at least once on the way to lunch).

    Ah ha! Forgot that. The Krafty Krauts have advanced bog-spotting software.

  129. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    You promised me the Finance ministry in the post revolutionary government and now you’re threatening me with execution. Like wtf man?

    I don’t see your point?

    You should see what I’ve done with the Arts Minister.

  130. Oh come on

    We aren’t far off the one year anniversary of Muellerween!

  131. We aren’t far off the one year anniversary of Muellerween!

    Oh, that’s right, monty was crowing about the hammer falling last October.

  132. JC

    Leigh

    I don’t support Remain. I’m pretty agnostic to the Brexit thing because, in the end, it will present as an exercise in futility. No one is going to take the UK out of the EU. At least no one from the two main parties. I believe the cost of leaving is pretty big for the UK and if push came to shove, I think it would be better if the UK followed the strategy they adopted when they exited the ECU (European currency snake). They were asked/told to leave. 🙂

    Just create ruckus and demonstrate bad behavior at all the EU meetups until they can’t take it anymore and demand your exit.

  133. feelthebern

    Buy a 2-3 year old Kraut car.
    Use it for 2-3 years then trade it in for a another 2-3 year old Kraut car.
    Means you dont get blown apart & you never see the service centre.
    Repeat.

  134. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    How many men in the Imperial Japanese Navy in mid-1945?

    Can’t find a good estimate anywhere

    https://history.army.mil/books/wwii/MacArthur%20Reports/MacArthur%20V1%20Sup/ch5.htm

    Japanese surrender delegation in Manila on 19th August 1945, reported the strength of the Japanese Navy , as of August 1st 1945 as being 1, 024, 255 officers and men. Is that close enough to ‘Mid 1945?”

  135. feelthebern

    Sharri Markson said on Sky that the Dems control the US Senate.
    Hmmm…
    Tom, a comment on your girlfriend?

  136. Farmer Gez

    I’m gonna get on of those Mahindra 4×4 utes and pretend I’ve got tigers in the back paddock.

  137. feelthebern

    For punting Cats, QLD to win by 13+ tomorrow night.
    You GayFL Cats can go about your business.

  138. Geriatric Mayfly

    Who in their right mind buys frozen veggies? (Again, I make an exception for peas.

    That’s what I am now reduced to. Buckets of salt and sugar along with a stook of fresh mint to muffle the taste. I knew peas in the shell were doomed, when the check-out chicks would ask that I identify them. There is no finer legume in its pod, now seldom seen and brought to ruin in a plastic bag. Ah! McCain you’ve done it again.

  139. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    I don’t support Remain. I’m pretty agnostic to the Brexit thing because, in the end, it will present as an exercise in futility. No one is going to take the UK out of the EU. At least no one from the two main parties. I believe the cost of leaving is pretty big for the UK and if push came to shove, I think it would be better if the UK followed the strategy they adopted when they exited the ECU (European currency snake). They were asked/told to leave. 🙂

    Just create ruckus and demonstrate bad behavior at all the EU meetups until they can’t take it anymore and demand your exit.

    Hard Brexit is coming. Brace yourself girlyman.

    Even better, Britain leaving the EU, Trump punishing the Kraut car makers and next year’s China implosion* is going to destroy Germany.

    We need to have Italy’s back too as they Krauts are gunning for them now.

    * Australia will also be wiped out next year when China melts down but it’s a small price to pay.

  140. jupes

    Latho vs Richo. Balmain Welding:

    “Investigative journalist” Kate McClymont doesn’t really give a fuck about any of that.

    She’s just pissed off that Richo dissed the stupid and corrupt NSW ICAC and called out her amazing ability to obtain “scoops” from said ICAC. That’s her real beef.

    Still it was good to see Latho calling the silly old tosser out.

  141. Tel

    A second hand VicPol Beemer EV might be a good buy.

    Nice to be driving in something the Apex Gang finds unattractive.

  142. Makka

    For punting Cats, QLD to win by 13+ tomorrow night.
    You GayFL Cats can go about your business.

    I hope you are right bern. They need to transplant that big young Broncos forward pack into the Qld team to have a chance though.

  143. Baldrick

    Erk. They can’t harass the rescue team, so Seven is in the families’ living room.

    Media whores like nothing more than a bit of disaster porn. They’re like ambulance chasing lawyers, only with more death.

  144. Tintarella di Luna

    I see Labor’s spineless chinless post turtle has savaged Latham.

    Latham would invite him out the back to have it out like men except he knows what he’s dealing with

  145. Myrddin Seren

    Just glancing at the April NRMA mag.

    CEO letter to members ends:

    “The future of motoring in Australia will be electric.
    We will make sure this transition is as seamless as possible for Members.
    The shift will happen faster than we all think. “

    Translation

    ‘We have been to Canberra. We have seen the numbers on how they plan to crush CO2 out of the economy.
    Any of you who think we aren’t going to follow the Europeans and ban IC vehicles better think again. Soon.’

    And this from a country destroying its base load electricity sector.

    The future is looking like a great deal of walking will be involved.

  146. Nick

    Latham would tear him a new arsehole, but Richo has done it himself anyway.

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    @RealMarkLatham
    3h3 hours ago
    More Real Mark Latham Retweeted Kate McClymont
    But Kate, you forgot Danny Casey, Balmain Welding, Eddie Obeid, Ron Medich, the ATO and let’s throw in Offset Alpine and Tom Domican.
    When Richardson has a mates reunion it’s in Long Bay Jail.

    Latho knows where all the bodies are buried in Australian politics.

  148. Oh come on

    Is Latho still an LDP member?

  149. Baldrick

    Beer ready, sunscreen ready, Adirondack chair ready, sound off:

    Channel Seven has chosen the respected Alison Mitchell as one of its head callers for the next Australian domestic Test series, describing the decision to include a female commentator as “long overdue”.
    Mitchell will be one of Seven’s three ball-by-ball callers during its first season of broadcasting Test cricket, joining Tim Lane and James Brayshaw.
    The Englishwoman will not be the only female voice heard as part of Seven’s coverage, with Mel McLaughlin joining Brayshaw as dual hosts, and retired Australian Test and one-day international player Lisa Sthalekar named as an expert commentator.

  150. Myrddin Seren

    Biff is calling out some serious shit here.

    He’ll be lucky not to be swimming with the fishes soon.

  151. Tintarella di Luna

    Have caught squillions of them and not one ever looked as repulsive as that. It looks more like a Puffer fish, given to bloat when annoyed and are highly toxic.

    Geriatric Mayfly, ah that’s the fish I was thinking of, puffed little twerp, I’m not very good at identifying fish but I do like eating some of them, snapper, flathead, and John Dory is about my limit though. Being a very naive little town country girl I have never eaten trout. The first time I went out with my Sunbather I followed his lead and ordered trout, it was at a restaurant called the Little Snail. But I didn’t eat it because even though the lights were very dim I could see it was pink and thought it wasn’t cooked. I’d lived a very sheltered life, thank goodness for the passage of time.

  152. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Is Latho still an LDP member?

    He’s doing robo-calls for the LDP and PHON.

    He just hates the LNP, ALP and the Greens.

    He’s normal.

  153. Eyrie

    “Isn’t Aldi like the Jetstar of the supermarket business?”
    Aldi is what I imagine a supermarket for the Nomenklatura looked like in the late unlamented DDR.

  154. johanna

    From the ABC thread, too funny to let languish there:

    My experience with the ABC Audience and Consumer Affairs Review is, I suspect, similar to (26959 – 130 =) 26,829 others. Nothing to see here, move along.

    Reminds me of a sketch where The Two Ronnies were ruminating on how to break some glass or plates or somesuch into the smallest possible fragments. Came up with the suggestion to pack it into a carton, mark it “Fragile” and send it somewhere by British Rail. They eventually got to the punchline where the British Rail Complaints Department had an unlisted telephone nember. How very ABC.

    Thanks, Damienski! I chortled out loud.

    Does anyone know if that sketch can be seen/heard?

  155. Eyrie

    Anyone who thinks electric cars are a good idea didn’t pay attention in high school physics.

  156. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    https://twitter.com/Kate_McClymont/status/1016575384643489794

    The same Kate McClymont, who wrote a best seller about one Eddie Obeid? Said best seller had to be withdrawn and pulped after someone was mistakenly named as one of Obeid’s “business associates?”

  157. Delta A

    The first time I went out with my Sunbather I followed his lead and ordered trout,

    The first time Best Man and I went to a restaurant – a very big deal 50 plus years ago – I ordered Stroganoff, the absolutely up to the minute dish in the Swiss Chalet, which served nothing remotely resembling Swiss fare. But we were so with-it that night we might have featured in the social pages (yes, there was such a section in the daily paper. We made it only once.)

  158. feelthebern

    Why does Bolta refer to Greg Sheridan as Australia’s best foreign affairs analyst?
    He’s only marginally better than Dr Keith Sutor.

  159. Rae

    For punting Cats, QLD to win by 13+ tomorrow night.

    Depends:

    – on whether the Blues take out Billy Slater before the middle of the 2nd half; and

    – whether Cordner gets away with taking another dive for a NSW penalty try.

  160. feelthebern

    After breaking the Torbay story, Kate McClymont then ran dead on the story.
    Wonder why?

  161. feelthebern

    Blues are idiots.
    Cordner has a calf injury.
    Roberts has an achilles injury.
    De Belin has a hip injury.
    3 passengers out of 17.
    QLD to romp it home.

  162. testpattern

    Tormin and Xolobeni are part of the wider struggle to reclaim land in S.Africa. One expat’s contribution –

    ‘A consulting geologist whose work enabled a controversial Australian mining company to win a further new prospecting right on the West Coast, has repeatedly insulted President Cyril Ramaphosa and the South African government on social media … Du Toit, who operates a small, family-owned geological-geohydrological-environmental consultancy based in Joondalup City in the Perth metropolitan area of Western Australia..’

    https://www.groundup.org.za/article/meet-adriaan-du-toit-independent-geologist-who-trolls-environmentalists-and-cyril-ramaphosa/

    One exec says –

    ‘Had the absolute pleasure of flying up to Johannesburg…with Cyril Ramaphosa, what a down to earth gentleman’

    to which Du Toit replies

    ‘What an absolute idiot you are. Probably would’ve said the same thing sitting next to XXXX’

    12 June 2018
    INAPPROPRIATE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

    ‘The Company has become aware of inappropriate comments made on social media by one of
    its consultants…The Company is highly supportive of the current leadership in South Africa..’

    http://www.mineralcommodities.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/MRC-EXE-MED-2018-0001_0-Inappropriate-Social-Media-Posts.pdf

  163. feelthebern

    If you take every Greg Sheridan is saying about UK politics, you could take a punt on the opposing view.
    I may have misheard – a fucking chugger at the door on a Tuesday night ffs – but I think Greg said Boris was aiming up for a run at the head job.

  164. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The “curious” teenagertroll has had to have surgery after he stuck a USB cable up 20cm up his urethra and it knotted in his bladder.

    fixed

  165. Top Ender

    Thanks for that Zulu – nice thinking looking there.

    It’s pretty hard coming up “strengths” to see how capable they were. Their aircraft were the main force of the Imperial Japanese Navy by then, but they were scattered all over the place.

    Here’s some interesting stuff on suicide boat strengths: “suicide boats were produced in great number, 6,200 for the Navy and 3,000 for the Army.” But I’m rating them as low for effectiveness:

    One account suggests that during the 88-day Okinawa campaign, almost 700 suicide boats supported by about 7,000 troops, sank two American ships and damaged five and probably damaged another.

    Hitting only eight out of 700, that is 1% of their targets. Of those they are sinking 25%, at Okinawa being only two. For Kyushu, if they had 2000 boats available, they would hit 20, of which five would sink. For Honshu, if they have 7200 left, they would strike 60 vessels, of which 15 would sink.

    Their pilots’ training would have told them to aim for the largest ships. However, conventional naval tactics mean that such ships are screened by destroyers and frigates. An explosive strike on one of these would probably kill 2/3rds of the crew, thus estimating 100 persons per ship @ 20 ships, being 2000 personnel KIA. For the damaged ships (15 at Kyushu, and 45 at Honshu) we might estimate 20 personnel KIA, thus 1200, for a 3200 total.

    They also had suicide divers: blokes with a diving suit and an explosive on a pole.

  166. feelthebern

    This just in, David Goodall only went to Switzerland to top himself after getting stuck next to Testes on a plane.

  167. H B Bear

    Why does Bolta refer to Greg Sheridan as Australia’s best foreign affairs analyst?
    He’s only marginally better than Dr Keith Sutor.

    And Sutor is only marginally better than the Cash Cow.

  168. feelthebern

    Sticking something 20cm up your dick.
    Or listening to Testes go on & on.
    I’d take the former.

  169. feelthebern

    This just in, the Thai soccer team went into the cave to get away from Testes.

  170. Bruce of Newcastle

    This is a car!

    Yikes!

  171. feelthebern

    Alan Moran sporting a 3 piece suit on Bolta.
    Needs a fob watch.

  172. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Breaking news in the Oz – the ninth of that Thai football team is out of the cave, as the final stage of the rescue begins.

  173. feelthebern

    Breaking news at the Oz – when the ninth Thai chap exited the cave he saw Testes & went back in.

  174. Rae

    The “curious” teenagertroll Zippy has had to have surgery after he stuck a USB cable up 20cm up his urethra and it knotted in his bladder.

    fixed

    Gives new meaning to your constant viewing of Cock Hero.

    {Was it USB 2.0 or USB 3.0?]

    Next time get yourself a catheter. It has a little balloon on the end to hold it in place until you’ve had enough.

  175. Death Giraffe

    feelthebern
    #2759861, posted on July 10, 2018 at 7:21 pm
    Sticking something 20cm up your dick.
    Or listening to Testes go on & on.
    I’d take the former.

    ..
    I’m afraid you are stuck with Testes.
    You need at least 20cm of dick to be able to shove something 20cm up there.

  176. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Thanks for that Zulu – nice thinking looking there.

    My pleasure, Top Ender.

    I don’t have a reference, but it was in Manila that Japanese agents got their hands on a copy of the plans of “Operation Downfall”. They couldn’t get the plans back to Japan…

  177. Bruce of Newcastle

    Looks weird.

    Airless car tyres could become a reality next year

    The Michelin man will become a mobile phone tower.

  178. feelthebern

    Well played Arky.
    Well played.

  179. feelthebern

    Bruce, the Krauts have been working on a tyre that last as long as your car.
    They’ll get there.
    The Krauts are a persistent bunch.

  180. mh

    I may have misheard – a fucking chugger at the door on a Tuesday night ffs – but I think Greg said Boris was aiming up for a run at the head job.

    I hope Boris is thinking of the top job. May is a national traitor. It would be like Australia having Sam Dastyari as PM.

  181. None

    The Australian which is vying to beat the Sodomy Moaning Herald in its trawling for anal sex, posts this story:
    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/lesbian-couple-refused-wedding-cake-by-new-zealand-baker/news-story/3225a18979be362787c6be4669bd5700

    OMG OMG some lesbians got refused a wedding cake in New Zealand. All nice and polite mind.

    You’d think that if you’re old enough to get married, you’re able to act like a grown up. But no, not these hissy fitters and their media sycophants. (I will not speculate why they chose this particular baker…)

    The Oz is just engaging in another beat up. There are hundreds of bakers who are happy to bake a gay wedding cake and no one’s wedding plans were in jeopardy. The baker is perfectly entitled to act according to their conscience and to run their business as they see fit. What next, are we going to force girls to work in brothels just because they are legal? If you don’t like it, start your own bakery. Sheesh.

  182. nemkat

    Centimetres [cm] is a dressmaking measurement, therefore likely very gay.
    Blokes use millimetres [mm].

  183. Tom

    Sharri Markson said on Sky that the Dems control the US Senate.
    Hmmm…
    Tom, a comment on your girlfriend?

    Great reporter.

    Dumb as dogshit about US politics.

    Like 100% of the rest of Australia’s dumb-as-dogshit commentariat.

  184. calli

    I like the Cash Cow. It’s the one with the brains.

  185. Bruce of Newcastle

    Incidentally speaking of the Nissan GT-R, Nissan got done yesterday for cheating.

    Nissan emissions scandal – Carmaker admits fiddling emissions at its plants in Japan

    NISSAN said today data on exhaust emissions and fuel economy had been deliberately “altered” at a number of its factories in Japan, raising the spectre of a Volkswagen-Scale scandal.

    So to meet impossible emissions targets imposed by green-progressives to fix a non-existent problem pretty much every car manufacturer cheated on the test.

    Chemistry: 1
    Gaia: 0

  186. None

    Greg Sheridan is just the most boring, turgid, journalist. Certainly not my go to guy for foreign affairs either. I am amazed at some of the journo’s the Oz keeps on it’s payroll. But then, that’s why they can’t even outsell the Sodomy Moaning Herald in Sydney.

  187. None

    Nissan emissions scandal – Carmaker admits fiddling emissions at its plants in Japan

    Haha, necessity is the mother of invention. Well done, Japan. The Germans beat you to it but.

  188. mh

    Remember Qld has Daly Cherry-Evans playing tomorrow. Not Origin material.

  189. Geriatric Mayfly

    lights were very dim I could see it was pink and thought it wasn’t cooked.

    A prime wild trout will have orange flesh not dissimilar to salmon. Those things you see in the supermarket, are nothing better than metamorphosed chicken pellets, with maybe the odd bit of chopped ox liver thrown in for their Sunday lunch.

  190. calli

    I say “it’s” as it has no udders. I think it once did years ago, but there may have been complaints.

    On trend and transitioning.

  191. None

    I hope Boris is thinking of the top job. May is a national traitor. It would be like Australia having Sam Dastyari as PM.

    I knew it was a mistake to vote May – I predicted disaster. She’s useless (like all women in politics are – Maggie was an aberration). She was violently opposed to Brexit there was no way she was going to deliver Brexit. I had stupidly thought Gove was a goer – but all he managed to do was scare Boris the wimp off – and he turned out to be a limp dick himself. Frankly if this is now forcing people to grow a pair this may be a good thing. As long as they don’t sign any paper with the EU.

  192. johanna

    This is sickening.

    The 15 year old father of a baby threw him against the wall – in the hospital – and the baby died.

    Daddy had a long history of violence, was mentally incapable of understanding consequences, but the stupid social workers imagined that if he behaved for five minutes it was a sign that everything was on the up and up. And, in comes the Coroner, who thinks that more of what failed should be implemented:

    Warning signs ‘not properly heeded’

    Ms Linton said the “catastrophic events” on the day that the baby was injured “could not have easily been predicted”.

    “Nevertheless, there were warning signs that were not properly heeded by those involved, largely due to a lack of real understanding and knowledge about LCM and his increasing violence and lack of ability to regulate his emotions.”

    She said some of this information was withheld by the families of LCM and his partner, while other information was missed due to problems with communication between various government agencies and staff taking leave.

    “There were missed opportunities by the department to prioritise Baby L’s safety and wellbeing as a result,” she said.

    Ms Linton said the death emphasised the need for early pre-birth planning in cases where an unborn baby may be at risk, which she said would allow all those involved to put in place proper safety networks.

    The warning signs could be seen from a mile off. But, the belief in the perfectability of humans by social workers remains unchallenged.

  193. Rae

    A prime wild trout will have orange flesh not dissimilar to salmon.

    Definitely orange for the trout. Whereas salmon (not Australian salmon) is always a shade of pink.

  194. C.L.

    The arrest of a Russian belly dancer exposed simmering tensions in Cairo’s belly-dancing scene.

    Is Alexander Downer involved somehow?

  195. None

    Reuter’s reporting tenth person out. Wonderful! Just saw in interview with a Danish diver who said when he first saw the first boy coming out, he was about 50 meters away, he was terrified because they were carrying him (as they are all boys) and he didn’t know if he was alive of death. This is taking a huge toll on the rescue team as well. I hope they don’t hurry the final evacuations and make a mistake. Here’s to a successful completion. Three more and all the rescue team to go!

  196. None

    Oh I was a little too harsh on the Oz. At least Caroline Overington is telling Elon Musk to go home. What an utter creep that guy is.

  197. mh

    She’s useless (like all women in politics are – Maggie was an aberration).

    Trump told supporters in 2016 that this would me the most important vote that they would cast in their lifetimes. So true. Hillary would have set new benchmarks for crap female leadership.

  198. testpattern

    ‘Blokes use millimetres [mm]’

    Try a Cane Toad sausage. Those angry white quolls always take the bait!

    I’m Robson T.Pattern Extremist Fisherman, join me for more adventures as we go..Fishing for extreeeemists!

  199. Bruce of Newcastle

    Whereas salmon (not Australian salmon) is always a shade of pink.

    Hot pink is a very Australian colour.

    Scientists discover the world’s oldest colors

    Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) and overseas have discovered the oldest colours in the geological record, 1.1 billion-year-old bright pink pigments extracted from rocks deep beneath the Sahara desert in Africa.

    Dr. Nur Gueneli from ANU said the pigments taken from marine black shales of the Taoudeni Basin in Mauritania, West Africa, were more than half a billion years older than previous pigment discoveries. Dr. Gueneli discovered the molecules as part of her Ph.D. studies.

    Ok, they found it in Africa. But hot pink is probably ANUs favourite colour.

  200. feelthebern

    Lets see if Richo burs up again tonight ?

  201. None

    The British man accused of a “horrific” sexual attack works at a ski resort and is on a temporary work visa, police say.

    Hmmm.

  202. Rae

    Remember Qld has Daly Cherry-Evans playing tomorrow. Not Origin material.

    Yes. DC-E has always been over-rated. And previously rejected for SOO. But, the Maroons have the home-game advantage this time.

  203. Infidel Tiger

    nemkat
    #2759879, posted on July 10, 2018 at 7:36 pm
    Centimetres [cm] is a dressmaking measurement, therefore likely very gay.
    Blokes use millimetres [mm].

    Definitely use millimetres when talking about your dick.

  204. feelthebern

    How many millimetres in 10 inches?
    Asking for a friend.

  205. egg_

    Greg Sheridan is just the most boring, turgid, journalist.

    The perfect foil for frothing frightbats.

  206. None

    I missed the Latho -Richo bun fight. Is it on vid anywhere?

  207. johanna

    BoN, one of the fascinating things about visual art is the use of colour.

    British paintings and visual art were always dowdy, then came the 1960s, Mary Quant and lots of hot pink and orange. It signified a massive break from the past.

    I note that orange has long been the colour of my Dutch culture. A bit of brightness in the dark.

  208. Rae

    SBS News reporting that the coach is being brought out last, and that he is in the worst condition because he went without food to ensure that the boys were fed.

  209. struth

    I’m Robsuck T.Petting Excrement Fissureman,

    He’s wiped his teenie weenie on the barnacles and emerged from under the Broome Jetty, hissing a t the daylight.
    The Fissure-man, Robsuck, ……………………………aren’t we blessed?

  210. None

    SBS News reporting that the coach is being brought out last, and that he is in the worst condition because he went without food to ensure that the boys were fed.

    He was when they found him but the weakest were evacuated first on advice of the Aussie doctor – one of our local emergency doctors and anaesthetists – who assessed them (which was a smart move). No doubt he also would have wanted to go last. Take everything you hear with a big bucket of salt. The Thai’s have done a good job keeping the media away. They don’t need distractions with so many lives on the line.

  211. egg_

    Anyone who thinks electric cars are a good idea didn’t pay attention in high school physics.

    Hairdressers probably don’t care what’s under the bonnet – this is an Economics blog.
    On the bog simplicity topic, akin yer typical muscle car, Tel is probably right about the lack of moving parts, likely eventually putting many mechanics out of a job, if EV’s are to be foisted upon us.

  212. Steve trickler

    Black Lives Matter.



  213. BorisG

    I did not know so many Cats are British subjects.

  214. She’s useless (like all women in politics are – Maggie was an aberration).

    Would that be tthe same Maggie who gave us Catastrophic Gerbil Wormening (CAGW)?

  215. egg_

    How many millimetres in 10 inches?
    Asking for a friend.

    How many times does 10 inches go into Grigs?
    Asking for a friend.

  216. Rae

    I did not know so many Cats are British subjects.

    The Cat is overrun with Pommies and their descendants from Western Australia.

  217. nemkat

    It would be the same Maggie.
    She hated coal miners.
    She also declared war on Argentina over a few sheep, and was a brain damaged alcoholic

  218. Confused Old Misfit

    Gentlemen,
    Surely you can all do better than the toilet humour you are exhibiting this evening?

  219. Death Giraffe

    How many millimetres in 10 inches?
    Asking for a friend.

    ..
    10 x 25.4

  220. struth

    The Cat is overrun with Pommies and their descendants from Western Australia.

    When you go to Italy do you bemoan the fact it’s over run with wogs, Racist Rae?

  221. struth

    The Cat is overrun with Pommies and their descendants from Western Australia.

    When you go to Italy do you bemoan the fact it’s over run with wo gs, Rac ist Rae?

  222. Reuters now reporting eleventh out, but unconfirmed. Sounds suss.

  223. struth

    How many millimetres in 10 inches?
    Asking for a friend.

    Enough to write welcome to Barbados I hope you enjoy your stay.

  224. Talleyrand

    Seems SHY has fled to the Northern Territory, but is unable to escape the
    “misogyny”
    there either.

  225. Death Giraffe

    Gentlemen,
    Surely you can all do better than the toilet humour you are exhibiting this evening?

    ..
    Yes.
    You are right.
    We need to lift the toilet humour to a much better standard.

  226. Rae

    “bemoan”? WTF? I merely stated a self evident truth.

    Nothing to do with visiting the home of the Eyeties.

  227. Boambee John

    Zulu at 1838

    Japanese surrender delegation in Manila on 19th August 1945, reported the strength of the Japanese Navy , as of August 1st 1945 as being 1, 024, 255 officers and men. Is that close enough to ‘Mid 1945?”

    And bugger all operational ships?

  228. candy

    Tremendous job by the Thai rescue team and their government supporting them.

    Those young lads will have some troubles but the stories they can tell when they are a bit older, a little bragging. Good on them.

  229. Makka

    Reuters now reporting eleventh out, but unconfirmed. Sounds suss.

    Awesome! Going in the right directions in any case. Keep going lads.

  230. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    And bugger all operational ships?

    I don’t have a reference, but I think there was one operational battleship left in service.

  231. None

    Two more then the four – 3 Thai Navy seals and our Aussie doctor – who have stayed with them in the cave. That in itself is also a great feat of courage. Everyone must come home.

  232. egg_

    We need to lift the toilet humour to a much better standard.

    Grigs hasn’t mentioned faeces once, yet.
    Surely, that was a Chokito bar floating in the pool on Ablution of the Seas?

  233. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Reuters now reporting eleventh out, but unconfirmed. Sounds suss.

    Reuters and Chicken Noodle News are reporting the eleventh out, with just the coach and one boy left.

  234. Boambee John

    Top Ender at 1920

    They also had suicide divers: blokes with a diving suit and an explosive on a pole.

    Did they not also have manned torpedoes? The name Kaiten springs to mind.

  235. Pedro the Ignorant

    Back in Oz, mining types are mourning the premature death of Diggers and Dealers stalwart John Langford.

    John was a larger than life figure who was a long serving organiser of the annual Kalgoorlie gabfest and pub crawl.
    He picked (or bribed) the key speakers, always internationally known top shelf types, and personally ordered (and sampled) all the plonk and grub on offer to delegates.

    It won’t be nearly as much fun without him. Vale, old friend.

    John Langford.

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